We’ve been difficult to watch but Moyes’ Boys were flying heading into 2024

It’s not pretty what we’re doing but it’s working - we just need to find a way to get behind the lads with the way we’re playing

David Moyes (West Ham manager) at the Brentford v West Ham United EPL match, at The G-Tech Stadium, Brentford, London, UK on 4th November, 2023.

Watching West Ham for the vast majority of this season has been tough. But then we’ve registered our highest points tally at the halfway stage of the Premier League season, we’re sixth and in the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Is this what we need to do in order to be able to compete in the Premier League and in Europe? Is this what we need to do to be successful? When I look back at some of those dire games we’ve won or drawn so far this season, I now view them – like the history books will – as points on the board.

But when I’d left after the full time whistle had blown, I’d been frustrated and disappointed about our performance and/or rubbing my eyes in disbelief about how fortunate we were to get anything from the game, such was the pounding we took.

Moyes really has and will continue to divide the West Ham fan base on social media. But what I will say is that I’ve seen West Ham play more possession-based and expansive football, and we’ve found ourselves in relegation battles.

Sure, we left the stadium saying: ‘At least we played the right way and tried to be on the front foot’. But I’m sure fans of of Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton have been saying the same this season and look where they are.

It’s not pretty what we’re doing but it’s working. We just need to find a way to get behind the lads with the way we’re playing. It’s tough because it can be so incredibly boring but I’m sure we can. Maybe a few crunching challenges would help?

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