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Moyes Cannot Make The Same Mistake Twice!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Fri, 19/03/2021 - 08:43

The continued concern about the fitness of Hammers midfield dynamo, Pablo Fornals, means that David Moyes has a serious selection decision to make. Last time out, without Lingard who couldn't play, and Fornals who had picked up an injury during the victory over Leeds, Moyes elected to start club stalwart Mark Noble, and the result was clear for all to see.

Setting up for what is a REALLY crucial game against tenth placed Arsenal, the Hammers manager does have lingard available which is a huge bonus, but if Moyes is deprived of the services of Fornals he surely must look towards starting either Manuel Lanzini, or as is more likely, £25 Million signing, Said Benrahma.

Moyes simply cannot start with 'captain' Mark Noble, yes maybe bring him on with 15 minutes to go in order to shore things up, but definitely not as a starter, his lack of pace would be cruelly exposed, and his propensity to give away fouls in dangerous areas is a major worry. Sadly, as a player 'loses' his legs, those precise tackles they once made are now seen as bookable lunges, it is only a mattter of being a yard short, but the pace of a team like Sunday's opponents Arsenal will leave most players breathless, let alone a player who by his own admission has reached the end of the road.

This article is not meant to be disrespectful to someone who has been such a great and dignified servant to the club, but is really meant as a 'fans' warning to the manager. If, the Irons make it to Europe, then perhaps Noble's 'unique' style might be more suited to the less frenetic football played, at least in the early stages, but to get in to Europe the next few games need to be won, something that won't happen if 'Marky' is playing. - Ed

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He screwed up last weekend i am sure he knows it.....We never dreamed of ever being in this position so go for it the gooners are a threat going forward but at the back they are poor.....so lets put pressure on and not start like we have against the blunts and Leeds at home last time out.....grow a set moyes put the team on the front foot its our best chance to win.

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I have the utmost respect for Noble who has been a faithful servant of this club, but unfortunately he has lost the pace and intensity of these matches like today. If we go ahead, his contribution will be essential to manage the advantage. We can no longer make mistakes.

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The one and only downbeat thing about this boss is he thinks ,like the good old days ,by bringing on defensive players he can hold what he's got he has to get over this love affair with Nobbs.

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You can stick a fork in Mark Noble - he's done.
I have watched him closely this past year and noticed that he only marks space and that just won't hack it.

Moyes lost us that game as he lost us the Mancs game as well.

He has to trust our scoring potential more, especially now we have Lingard.

2 points thrown away and very nearly all 3.

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