“I make no apologies” – West Ham legend brutally criticises David Moyes’ football

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West Ham United legend Frank McAvennie has delivered a scathing assessment of manager David Moyes’ tactics, urging the club’s owners not to be fooled by recent results.

The Scottish manager continues to divide the West Ham fan base. There has been much uncertainty about his future since last season.

West Ham had a poor league campaign last year but ended up winning the UEFA Europa Conference League which gave Moyes a lifeline at the club.

Moyes style of play is more old school and not the most attractive which has now been criticised by the club legend as well.

McAvennie brutally criticised his style of play, stating that Moyes is getting away with the poor performances and that his football is simply ‘not good enough’.

He also urged the club to make a decision on the manager’s future at the club.

He told Football Insider:

“They’ve got to sort out if Moyes is staying or going.”

“It’s not going to be helpful for anybody at the club. It’s the only thing that seems to have been kept quiet…

“I don’t know what’s going to happen with David, but the football isn’t good enough at the moment.

“They’re getting results but the performances are not good, not for me anyway. I make no apologies.”

West Ham have not had the worst starts to the season with them currently sitting 9th in the table, just five points behind 5th place Newcastle.

They have played 14, winning 6, losing 5 and drawing 3. However, the performances have been rather disappointing as evident during the 1-1 draw against Palace today.

Which is why it is understandable why some West Ham fans and figures might be keen on replacing Moyes with a more progressive manager.

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  1. An honest and frank assessment Moyes should have gone after
    the cup win.
    I am fed up with articles stating Moyes is one of the best Managers at the club, his team selections substitutes and tactics are poor.
    I am a season ticket holder for many years and have attended games for 75 years and tend to be realistic whatever the result is.
    The difference between last season and this season is pure luck.
    Todays game was no different but until the Manager changes we will continue to struggle.

    1. Agree been going myself for 65 years and I support through thick and thin but we have a chance to really push on but not with the current management sadly

  2. Westham have some world class attacking players and yet match after match are playing tedious , boring football with barely a chance created . The only reason that Westham ever score is because of some individual skill . Moyes has no tactical creativity at all and so another season will be wasted with Westham drifting in mid to low table and no where near good enough to win a well contested cup .

  3. I have been a West Ham supporter for over sixty years, loved going to Upton Park, with my oldest son. watching fast attacking football. Today they are really Boring to watch, change is needed ASAP.

  4. He’s been great but he will not take us to a new level we still can’t beat a top club away and struggle against Brentford , Palace and apart from this season Brighton 60000 every week we deserve more now.

  5. Thing Moyes should of left after the final and gone out on a high. When you look at the squad we have should be playing a more attractive style of football maybe give potter a call

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