Did Pellegrini lead us down this path?

we had a decent first season under Pellegrini but the second season syndrome set in and basically he was utter pants this season. things like training, recruitment, style etc takes time to change so I know a lot of us look at the owners and now probably Moyes but would we be in this mess if they had kept Moyes on and not gone for the billion dollar man Pellegrini?

yes its the owners fault for choosing him we can say. but could you really blame them for going for a man who had credentials, was well regarded in the game and had one the Prem? add to this that at the time I recall a big outcry from fans that Moyes wasn't the man, that they wanted better football etc and then they welcomed the news of Pellegrini.

my point here is just a discussion on whether our problems now stem basically from that decision - to appoint pellegrini and not keep on Moyes.

would we for example have spent our wad on fornals and Anderson, haller and yarmalenko and Wiltshire if Moyes had been in charge? I recall Moyes wanting the likes of dendonker - proved to be a hard working good player for wolves now.

I've said it before, if you want to compete in the top league now, you can't expect to 'out football' the other teams who have more money and bigger squads and players who are better at that. you have to design a side that is effective ala Leicester using pace and vardy, or wolves using skill and an unusual 3-4-3. then you recruit players for the system you decided on. what pellegrini did was just buy players who were 'good' on paper, but with no plan to implement them into a side.

now Moyes is picking up the pieces and has found out quickly there is no team here. we're a bunch of mercenaries in the most part, flung together with way too many same, same types - lanzini, fornals, yarmalenko, Anderson. we have no real cutting edge, no pace and not enough graft.

At the time I couldn't see the point of getting pel in instead of Moyes though hindsight is a wonderful thing.if they had of gave moyesy the same war chest he possibly would have bought more solid players than the lazy overpaid 'superstars' we have now.it is Moyes job now though to sort them out,good luck with that!

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i now find i am supporting David Moyes more than i am westham i feel sorry for players he has inherited and wish him good luck

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I think it’s sad that all we can get is a Moyes or a has been token gesture. I’m sure they waited for Everton to get Ancelotti. I’d love to see a style of play. Or a way of playing. I can’t remember the last time I did. Antonio coming on and running headless chicken style is great but is that the game Plan? As much as Moyes has a tough task I didn’t see many others clambering for his services. He gets another paycheck, when he probably thought he wouldn’t so good luck to him

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Dicks is the man's picture

So who would you have appointed Betty? Realistically.

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There are too many kaveats in that question Dicksy. Appointed someone to get us out of trouble? Or someone to build the club upon? I think Moyes is a decent bloke and can see why he’s been asked back, but I wouldn’t build a club around him. I like Gerard at Rangers. I know it’s a two horse race crap league, but I like his age and his relevance to modern players. I think more than anything i wa t someone with a plan. As demoralising as it sounds it’s just more of the same till one day we have 15000 fans watching Champs football.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Totally agree about Gerrard but we have history with him. At the moment he is making a pigs ear look like a silk purse. Average players with vitality. Disagree about 15K in the Chumps league... We are West Ham... We would have record attendance, we could play on the moon and still get fans there.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Taken a lot of stick recently but I think we have missed him. Number of chances created has dropped significantly in the last few games and I dont accept the "Its Liverpool, what did you expect" as the same could be said about the WBA game.

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Chances created have been poor since hes been out

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Lets hope the new boys hit the tarmac running 65! Start my slog to the BoM soon... Brighton, anything other than a win is a disaster :o( s

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Yes must win today mate though Brighton bit of a bogey side

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