*Moyes Needs To Use Bowen Before The Curse Sets In!

When Jarred Bowen signed for West Ham United with just 10 minutes to spare before the closing of the January transfer window, he didn't realise that his transfer was the biggest deal of the day and that it would get 'wall to wall' publicity. The player's subsequent interviews, and his inter action on the training ground, reveal an astonishing level of optimism and energy while at the same time a mature degree of humility.

Reece Oxford he ain't!

Having reached the summit that is the Barclays Premier League the hard way, Bowen is thrilled to be here, albeit possibly only until the end of the season due to the Irons precarious position in the League. Bowen's enthusiasm is infectious and now perhaps is the time to utilise his energy before he suffers the 'West Ham malaise', a well known condition that seems to affect and afflict 'top' players not long after their arrival at the club.

The 'infection' usually takes the form of a freak injury, a jealous girl friend, unhealthy off the field activities but mainly a complete loss of confidence as their positive energy is sucked out of them by the constant expectation of helping the club reach 'another level'.

As the next two matches are essentially 'dead rubbers', Hammers manager David Moyes might as well throw Bowen in to the deep end against City and Liverpool, perhaps his energy might wake Sebastian Haller from the deep slumber he has been in since the cold weather began, if only the club had looked at the 'hibernation' clause that his agent had inserted in to his contract at the last minute!

Perhaps Bowen may well prove the catalyst required to spark 'Hibernation Haller' back in to life? After all Haller is used to playing as part of a duo, a duo that was fed by fast flanking players. If Haller can't shape up with either Bowen or Antonio or both alongside him, then he should be dropped despite being the club's record purchase, no player should walk in to a team purely because of how much he cost, it's bad for morale and creates a creeping resentment throughout the squad.

Moyes should definitely start Bowen against City, his enthusiasm won't get blunted should the team get gubbed, he's young and will relish playing against 'top' opposition regardless of the result. - Ed

* We don't have any issues with other media outlets copying and pasting elements of our articles, but do the decent thing and at least give the Org credit when doing so! - Ed

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Interested to see how Bowen and Soucek fit in the team and see if they do have an impact. Could turn out to be two key signings that transform the team along with King Kev's popcorn chicken. As someone else mentioned the other day still think Haller is a talented player, a lazy one though - he needs a real kick up the backside. If he gets the supply and plays off Bowen we could have a potent strike force

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Dicks is the man's picture

are we pinning too many hopes on Bowen? everyone even himself seems to be playing down his role. I keep hearing, he needs time, he's got to learn from the others (god forbid), its a step up, he has to wait for his chance in the first team...well, ok fine and dandy, but we need him NOW!

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nevillenixon's picture

The hope is he makes an impact BEFORE he learns from the others!

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andycarrollstyle's picture

He looks class - https://youtu.be/4fWcMoBPi84 tenacious, hardworking and able to score from anywhere. I think him and Antonio could be a real double threat

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Dicks is the man's picture

well ok, now that I've heard it from the horses mouth, everything is sorted!

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Predominantly left footed, but can use his right unlike so many in our squad. Looking forward to seeing if he can take championship form into the EPL and show my mate Haller the way to go...lets hope so, eh...

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cast iron's picture

didn't watch the video link then?

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It says it in the first line mate...Predominantly left footed, but can use his right unlike so many in our squad.

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Dicks is the man's picture

no wonder the rest go round in circles - they've only got one good foot

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Haller has been in hibernation,nice 1 Nev! Bowen fits the bill for me energetic,enthusiastic to play for westham & a decent player to boot.souschef showed also that hes up for a battle.with ants, snoddy,nobes rice we have 6 players that will roll their sleeves up.the others (apart from fab & possibly cress & fred) need to get their act together

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boogerscaravan's picture

Hibernation Haller, he makes Rip van Winkle look positively energetic.....

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Hopefully, Bowen and Soucek will kick start West Ham's recovery. My deepest concern is Antonio's fitness and if he can last the full 90 minutes. West Ham are a different team when he is on the pitch. Once he is substituted the pace fully drops off, and that is when West Ham look vulnerable as Haller then seems isolated and the midfield seem to be be sitting back too deep into a defensive role. That is why West Ham threw away a two goal lead that easily against Brighton. That is even though it was thanks to the 12 Brighton players on the pitch, including the VAR!!

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F%$k im havin a a score on them ,at at 22/1 ??? We've caused bigger upsets ,!! Well maybe not but still 22/1

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