1) What I critize the most of the game today is the non CONSEQUENCE of Moyes...
I mean, I really expected us to play with 3 CBs, (Moyes not being Moyes???)
Ogbonna - Balbuena - Diop
As he tried so in the FA game.
There is no time to improvise and no piety in the PL... you have to STICK with it.
2) And again, Fornals not been used from the begining...
3) Without Vardy Leicester was there for the taking at some point... so why not to play some MORE DIRECT and counter back football??
I really expected Moyes to play us much more direct and not this at times insipid old school "pass-to-side-and-back" pace from Pelle and this posession based football... were needing this bad for so long... to be clinical and get of almost EVERY chance a goal.
If Haller has to be subded for that and put Antonio or Ajeti there, I would do it..
traxop wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:28 pm
I hope this is all part of Moyes' master plan and he's playing 4D chess to try to get the Board to dip into the transfer window, because that's one of the most clueless performances I've seen.
Why were we even trying to sit that deep when a) we're playing against a team that likes to run channels behind the backline and it was only a matter of time before they got behind us b) without any pace, we didn't pose a counter-attacking threat even if we were to regain the ball deep in our half. We did nothing in the first half except hoof the ball back to Liecester to start another attack. We had less than 30% possession in the first half.
Say what you will about Pellerigini, but at least he understood the limitations of the team. He understood 3 key points about this West Ham team. He knew we shouldn't sit back because we're lacking in the middle(unless it's against the likes of City), but at the same time he knew we didn't really have the pace to counter-attack and thirdly, we weren't suited to high pressing because our core is old(it just is). That's why he sought to control the game with possession, it was the best strategy we had but reliant on individual quality, and because of that it was hit and miss compounded by the fact the team has far too many mistakes in them to be successful model this season.
Good post mate!