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16 Nov 2017 13:28:02
Thoughts on Moyes so far?

- All the stuff absout training intensity is good

- His backroom team of old school pros leaves me a bit cold. Would prefer to see someone more progressive in there, plus a proper modern fitness coach

- The things he's said have been fine, especially comments about young players needing opportunities and it being hard to know our best side

- I'm concerned Lanzini will end up a nice to have luxury. Moyes likes true wingers to sling crosses in, and physical number 10s like Fellaini and Cahill.

What are your initial thoughts, positives, and concerns?


1.) 16 Nov 2017 13:56:50
So far so good.

It’s hard to judge as we have played a game under him yet, but regarding the back room staff, he doesn’t have the luxury of time to bed in a young go getter so he has gone with people he knows to get the job done.

I think we will finish me table and then he will be given a 2 year contract and told the get us in to Europe

Just my opinion so please don’t shot me down.



07 Aug 2017 22:29:02
Warren Barton on the Charity Shield coverage on Fox USA stated Giroud has kicked his last ball for Arsenal and would be joining West Ham.

Anything in that Mike or Ed. Seems a strange thing to state matter of fact live on air.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 23:11:54
STRANGE indeed, it doesn't look that way at all, IF I see or notice anything I will be on it BUT nothing at present IRONMIKE.

2.) 08 Aug 2017 09:20:32
I heard that he said it maybe Giroud last kick for Arsenal and that West Ham had been rumoured to be interested.

I think Giroud can do better.



14 May 2017 07:09:05
Any news as to whether Mandzukic remains a key target? Exactly the player I believe we need to lead our line. a guy with both genuine class and work ethic.


1.) 14 May 2017 12:26:48
HEs a possible NOT a probable, IRONMIKE.




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21 Nov 2017 06:04:33
Who do we think the "players with big reputations" are Moyes was referring to?

I'm thinking Carroll, Lanzini, Kouyate.

Really hoping for a shake up on Friday with some lesser lights like Rice, Ayew, Haksabanovic and Sakho being given the chance to stake their claims.

It's a shame it's a short week from a training perspective.


1.) 21 Nov 2017 11:05:07
I honestly can’t see Moyes changing the team
I feel rice should play centre half, I’d play
sakho up top wif ayew one side and Antonio
the other.

2.) 21 Nov 2017 17:38:52
If I'd play AYEW his all round play is awful but one thing he's suprised me with his he's a great finisher in the box so that's where I'd play him on the last man and get in the box at all costs a wide man he ain't if you look back at his Swansea days and against us he scored a great touch in the six yard box.

3.) 21 Nov 2017 21:56:41
Ayew is in my opinion a poor man's Chicharito.

His only issue is we expect him to be a talented ball playing winger as that was the perception.

Sniffing out goals from 6 yards he's very good at.

4.) 24 Nov 2017 11:46:35
I'm by no means an ayew fan but one thing I can't take away from him is that at least he tries and works hard, even if he ain't got the quality, and like u said stubbo he does seem to get in the right place to nick a goal from 6 yards.




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03 Dec 2017 21:12:42

Be good to know what the whisper is on Adrian's performance and him keeping the gloves?

Something about Hart just looks fragile to me. He has a lot more to do for us than at City, and he's not looking like making that worldie performance that Adrian is prone to.




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10 Nov 2017 08:44:20
BMI is such a basic metric these days. Would have thought they'd be more sophisticated than this.

Am hoping Moyes identifies our biggest aerial threat is Antonio and gets back to him attacking the fullback in the air at the back post.

He's more dangerous without the ball, Antonio, and for a period we scored untold goals with that tactical approach.

Only issue is we don't have a decent left winger unless one of the kids or Masuaku steps up.




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05 Nov 2017 19:30:49
Looks like we're going to miss out Mike. Porn Dwarves having second thoughts on Moyes after can backlash!

Need Bilic to get the tin-tack while Moyes still odds on so I can hedge out on the exchanges.




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04 Nov 2017 17:38:20
Where can you hedge? None of the exchanges have the next West Ham market?!




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03 Nov 2017 06:14:16
Who is the "someone else" Mike?

Just got 28s on Moyes and 10s on Koeman.

28s would certainly soften the blow!





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21 Nov 2017 21:56:41
Ayew is in my opinion a poor man's Chicharito.

His only issue is we expect him to be a talented ball playing winger as that was the perception.

Sniffing out goals from 6 yards he's very good at.




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18 Nov 2017 11:17:47
My guess:






I've a suspicion Kouyate will be used in the Fellaini role.




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06 Nov 2017 23:53:51
Just the usual stuff you get on other forums where people say those posting up what they have heard don't know what they're talking about or have made it up. As in all walks of life really.

Anyway, keep up the good work Mike. Always looking out for your updates and know the majority are always keen to undertand the inside track where an understanding of it exists.

Whether yourself, ExWHU or others, at different times you all have knowledge from sources closer than the average fan and the insight is appreciated.




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19 Sep 2017 10:21:50
It's clear that as things stand we need to play 3 at the back.

Also, I don't buy the return of Carroll has being the thing that changed our fortunes. he's been largely ineffective in the two games he's played and it's far too simplistic to say Carroll is back and results have improved.

The biggest change has been the removal of Noble, Fernandes and Ayew from midfield which everyone could see was painfully bad.

As for team setup, I'd be looking at (current setup given injuries) :





When Lanzini is back there are a couple of options. Either Antonio drops to wing back, and Zabaleta takes Fonte's place in the back 3 (it's useful having someone who knows the fullback position on the side of the 3 central defenders as Azpilecueta has shown at Chelsea), or he replaces Arnautovic in a straight swap.

Long term if we could get a powerhouse upgrade in CDM, I'd like to see Lanzini paired with a dominant CDM a bit like Modric plays, so he can influence the game from deep.

Lastly Carroll has to be plan B. No one wants the 'boot it at Carroll' football, his goals to games ratio is not that great and means he should never be put in front of Hernandez, and his injury record speaks for itself.