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by Graza
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

He's gone; he deserved to go; he made a pig's ear of it. Bearing in mind the total spend on new players, on a £4£ basis, he's probably the worst manager the club has ever had. He was done, I think the summer budget broke him and he stopped caring at that point. But was he worse than Roeder? Than Gr...
by Graza
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

The state of the current squad is a real issue. The recruitment and retention of Zabaleta, Roberto, Noble, Wilshere and Sanchez looked mostly wrong at the time, and so it's mostly proven to be. Zab had s really good first season, even now he puts himself about and is the sort of character we probab...
by Graza
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

So, why criticise Moyes for taking the job? The argument being presented last night was "west ham are the only job he could get - how **** must he be?" Owners aside, what is **** about a job that will pay £1m-£3m in six months, at the club with the 7th highest income in England, 18th in the world? ...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

I like him. I just think that his appointment signalled (once and for all) just how little our owners understand football and how there was, in actual fact zero truth that they ever had any desire to see West Ham succeed on the football pitch. ... Chopped for brevity. I don't like him per say. I do...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

We seem to have reached that perverse stage where we desire a manager who doesn''t actually want to manage West Ham. The alternative is some old dope on the down turn who sees a mug contract coming where he gets paid £10m a year to phone it in. I'd rather we had a look in league 1 or the championsh...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

Del Piero says he is the greatest manager of all time, which is a real compliment considering his greatest success came under the great Marcelo Lippi. I would t say he is the best ever, but he is certainly one of the all time greats. He has the joint record for most European Cup wins along with Bob...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

Well he should have resigned then and given someone the opportunity to save the club, rather than willfully dragging us to our knees to secure a big fat cheque for himself. He should have been told what the budget was for the summer (**** all to replace half a team) and resigned then and there, ins...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

The problem as I see is that the answer to your questions is all by the by. None of it matters. Will he get the backing any Manager needs to achieve any of the targets being set? Yup. I said it early on when it was obvious that it was going to be Moyes. I don't want Moyes, but it ultimately doesn't...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

If you don’t rate a guy who has won almost every big league as well as three Champions Leagues then who do you rate? He is even more successful than Jose Mourinho Rafa Benitez or Alex Ferguson in the Champions League! He is a giant in management who was groomed by Sacchi! Someone who wins the leagu...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

Yeah right. So him and his hand-picked director of football had nothing to do with this summer’s shambolic transfer window? The fact is, our team would function well enough in a slower paced technical league such as La Liga, but the Premier League is faster and more physical. He built a team that w...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

I still don’t get how Moyes couldn’t push us on “as we’d like.” If he got us where he got Everton it would be a massive improvement. Everton have also gone backwards since he left, despite spending half a billion on players. League position perhaps. But he wouldn't be able to with these owners. The...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

Perhaps. But I still think Pellers was basically just taking the job to feather his nest after his poor spell in China. I mean, Ancelotti is in a different league to Pellers - a genuine all-time great manager. He took a job he was offered and paid handsomely for. I think his enthusiasm died over th...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

Let's strip it back a level. These owners have now had Zola, Grant, Allardyce, Bilic, Moyes, Pellegrini and Moyes again - seven managers in a decade. How many have we 'pushed on' under? I suspect that four of them, with appropriate and consistent backing, could have got us top 8. They've done it el...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 1981
Views: 99788

Re: Protests against the board being planned

brownout wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Might be our last trip to Liverpool for a long time too.
Now that's a silver lining I can get behind
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

I don’t understand what that means. On the other point, it doesn’t matter whether you believe it or not. That is what the situation is supposed to have been. I mean Pellegrini going to a club that had spent the minimum for years was more surprising than Anchelloti going to a club that has been spen...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

It’s a moot point, but Everton were giving him the job until Ancelotti became free. I mean, how often does a team like Everton get the chance to be managed by a three time Champions League winner. And even Ancelotti is struggling after inheriting the mess over there. With the money they are chuckin...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2067
Views: 72175

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

I asked this yesterday and I want to ask it again, now many have calmed down after yesterdays latest 4-1 drubbing. If Moyes keeps us up, is he the right man to push us forward. Or do we keep him and just aim for 17th+ each year. If We do get relegated will he be the right man for a promotion push, ...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 1981
Views: 99788

Re: Protests against the board being planned

KISS principal applied with chants The most effective chant is one that everyone knows the words to and everyone can understand. Board Out Singing that non stop is far more impactful than a turgid verse of Oasis The one that has been most catchy and used (for a period) was the Payet one. Not exactl...
by Graza
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 1981
Views: 99788

Re: Protests against the board being planned

how about A4 size leaflets handed out and held up throughout the game saying BOARD OUT cameras will focus on it. then we can have a rousing rendition lies lies lies Doesn't need to be so bad, A5 or 6 handed out on the approaches, go the same route as the ban the bond protests and make it a red card...
by Graza
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 22773

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

Vardy hammy, some good news. Massive for England and the summer if he's torn it. Not really given that he has retired from international football. Which was because we only play one striker and that would always be Kane. Now if Kane is fubar for the summer they might have coaxed him out of retireme...