Moyes To Win 'Poisoned' Chalice?

Given the club's unexepected and relatively successful Barclays Premier League season, there are rumours that David Moyes will surely be a lead candidate for manager of the year. This may be sweet music to the ears of Hammers fans, but there are a couple of key issues that are lurking in the back ground.

Primarily there are 12 games remaining, (H) Leeds, (A) Man U, (H) Arsenal, (A) Wolves, (H) Leicester, (A) Newcastle, (H) Chelsea, (A) Burnley, (H) Everton, (A) Brighton, (A) West Brom, (H) Southampton. Hammers play three teams out of four, who WILL be fighting relegation to the end, in their last games.

There are three games to play in a tricky spell between the 8th and 15th of May which may de-rail Hammers push for Europe, we studied an a UEA algorythm of the possible outcome for David Moyes and his team, the results threw up more questions than answers!

Essentially, according to the 'master computer', the Irons can finish anywhere between a dissappointing 8th, and a quite remarkable 3rd position, in this craziest of all Barclays Premier League seasons. The more you crunch the numbers, the more difficult it is to reach a firm and definable outcome.

Currently sitting in 4th position with 45 points and 26 games played, West Ham have a 'welcome' 8 day break before their next fixture at home to Leeds United on Monday the 8th of March, unfortunately by the time the fixture is played, some of Hammers rivals will have played THREE games more.

Irrespective of the final outcome, David Moyes has worked wonders at his 'club of redemption, and will look to build on the solid foundations that he has laid down next season, the usual reward for such an achievement would probably be the manager of the year accolade, however in the past the recipient has gone on to have a dreadful next season.

Moyes won't mind missing out on the award, especially if fate follows the recipient as it has done in the past, what he does want is to be 'left alone' to go quietly about his business, UNTIL it is imposssible NOT to mention it. - Ed

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