Haller In Last Chance Saloon-Already!


David Moyes is a manager known for his dilligence, not necessarily for his patience, and so it appears that Hammers most expensive signing, Sebastien Haller, has been given the 'hurry up' by his boss. Moyes' thinly veiled comments about team ethics and work rate could hardly have targeted anyone other than the Frenchman, who has recently switched his national team allegiance to the Ivory Coast.

Saturday's game against Fulham represents the last 'clear' chance for Haller to 'show what he's made of' ahead of the International break AND the impending early return of his nemesis Michail Antonio! If Haller fails to impress against 'lesser' opposition his days at the London Stadium will surely be numbered, if they aren't already.

Moyes has developed a reputation for helping players to adapt to new roles, his work with Antonio, Cresswell, Masuaku, Fornals and in Moyes' previous spell in charge, Marko Arnautovic. Unfortunately the Scot hasn't been able to work his magic with 'le sulk', some might say Haller has not been given enough game time, support or empowerment in order for him to bed in, well how much time does he need?

It should be remembered that when he first arrived Haller was on fire, even Gary Lineker was eulogising about how brilliant the striker was he even went as far as to tell the viewing public how to pronounce 'Haller' correctly! Has he just become a bad player, or what?

The continuos mention of the system not suiting him has become a broken record, at Eintrecht Frankfurt Haller was one of a front three that included Jovic and Ante Rebić. As we have already discussed in previous article, due to player availability and cost there is no chance of recreating the 'Eintrecht Trident' at the London Stadium, and David Moyes will not change his effective formation just to incorporate Haller, so either Haller has to shape up to his manager's ethos or be prepared to be shipped out, possibly as early as the January window, with an initial loan deal to Monaco already being mooted.

Now at this point fans will be thinking, 'hang on, we have already loaned out a £40 Million player who became a failure, and now we are going to loan out a £45 Million player, what's going on? Well essentially there is no point in paying the wages to keep a player at the club who clearly seems to be disinterested in being at the club!

Having £85 Million worth of players out on loan is most definitely not ideal, but if it means the team perform as a unit and not in order to incorporate the weakness of certain individuals, then it is worth it. Neither Anderson nor Haller were Moyes' signings, and it shows. If you look at Moyes player acquisitions since he returned as manager the difference is polarising, Soucek, Coufal, Bowen and Benrahma epitomise Moyes' team ethic, whereas Haller and Anderson don't.

Who knows, perhaps Haller will play a blinder and shut his critics up?. We at the Org would be more than happy to eat a large portion of 'umble pie' if he proves us wrong, but somehow we doubt there will be a need to get the cutlery out! - Ed

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boogerscaravan's picture

Now the dilemma I have before 4pm today is. I have both Bale and Benrahma in my fantasy team. At the moment Benrhama is starting as I think he would excel against Fulham and Bale is benched. But I'm inclined to think both will be subs. But I was banking on Benrhama starting?

What to do, what to do? This is my lockdown decision of the day...

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Benrahma is nearing match fitness, might be ready for Saturday

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and you don't get a quarter of the pay moyes gets

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boogerscaravan's picture

I actually think Benrahma will play a brama of a game dramarama all the way...........Taxi!!!

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Im not giving haller any benefit of the doubts again,his poor performance and attitude has happened too many times,please get rid soon.

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Just cant see this bloke putting in a shift

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mcbikeman's picture

And Haller had Hugills Attitude we would of been ok but neither had what the other needs so sadly both were doomed to failure....i have no hard feelings towards Hugill never rocked the boat just got on with things and tried Haller well he just doesn't...so for me i hope Haller goes mad scores a Hat trick and we can mug of some team on the back of it.

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Even has the ability! The Bundesliga is 2nd rate to the prem imo...start banana instead i reckon

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Yes without doubt,dont start haller,we will be on the back foot from the off.

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Burkie111's picture

I said it before ,Moyes ia conservative not only will he play Haller he'll play him up front on his sweeny

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moore 6 legend's picture

Last Chance Saloon sounds like a western nev,mind you we do feel like we've been ripped off by a cowboy with haller.

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In all fairness Anderson really was on fire in his first season and scored quite a few goals. His presence in front of the goal did send the shivers on the spines of keepers and defenders. But he has not been up to form after in his second season with the club. Not sure what is holding him back. Even Porto seem to regret taking him on loan as he has not even been in the squad in their European Champions League games.

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Anderson was class first season,but total lack of confidence now...we were screaming at the dildos to spend some money & what do they do? Spend 85 mill on 2 complete duds! Brought in pel on a kings ransom & his sidekick "can find a gem anywhere!' Husillos....no wonder they are pleading poverty

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nevillenixon's picture

Much as I hate defending the board, it was a case of 'be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it!'

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