08 Nov 2021 09:05:37
Whilst I am not in the Moyes back camp. To say Moyes is doing well because he has a great group of core players is an injustice. No one thought much of those players 2 years ago.

This is where football fans underestimate the power of the manager. For most clubs outside of the elite we all have similar standard of players who can have good and bad days. That's why these players don't play for the elite clubs. The job of a good prem manager is to get more of the players having more good days than bad on a regular basis. Brendon Rodgers has excelled at this with Leicester, and Moyes is doing the same at West Ham, and exactly what he did for us.

I have seen enough from a lot of our players over the their careers to know that they are more capable than they are currently showing, or showed last year. Ancelotti was an abomination, but he knew how to organise a defense and we weren't a shambles at set pieces like we are now.

1.) 08 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021 09:20:17
Fully agree, didn’t Ranieri do this at Leicester a few years ago with mainly unknown players.

2.) 08 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021 11:34:55
Yes ranieri did - however look at him since - hardly set the world alight.

Some managers suit certain clubs and it’s looking like Moyes is suited to West Ham.

He gave us stability that’s all, he failed at Utd, real sociedad and Sunderland but now doing well. Clearly West Ham suits him - not sure if he came back he’d do any better than any manager we’ve recently had.

Let’s see how Rafa goes as he’s been badly hindered by injuries and once squad fully fit will be a different proposition.

The lack of options left back, right back, etc are not his doing.

3.) 08 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021 13:10:49
Moyes did bring us stability, he also brought in a lot of players better than we currently have and all with very limited funds available!
Look at the money this club has squandered since Moyes departed, it would have been interesting to see where he could have taken us then?

4.) 08 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021 13:31:23
If we all take away the bitterness of when he left us for United and tried to buy our players then Moyes is a decent and proven manager. He tried and failed at Real Sociedad (which most managers wouldn’t of tried to manage in the first place) and wasn’t given time or money at United. I’m almost 40 years old and have supported Everton all my life and the best football I’ve ever seen us play is under Moyes as our manager. With that being said that ship has definitely sailed and he definitely won’t be coming back to manage us, it’s too late for that now.
I’m personally happy with Rafa Benitez as our manager and once he’s been able to put his stamp on things I can see him being the manager we’ve been looking for since DM departed. I think we can all agree he’s been dealt a rough hand through injuries and ffp in his first few months in charge.

5.) 08 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021 15:33:00
Wakka, we will never know as he wanted to test himself at a 'big club' and we all know how that ended!
DPP, it's not bitter to hold him to account for the way he acted immediately after he left. The fact that he has done almost next to nothing since he left us is enough to steer clear of him in the future. He might have West Ham playing decent stuff at the minute but there's no suggestion that it will continue for a few more seasons. He did the same with us, have a good year and then tail off.
He should be left in the past, we have rafa now so I don't see why fans are suddenly salivating at what DM is doing down south! History tells us that this purple patch won't last.