West Ham are a club in crisis at the moment.

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We sold one of our best young players nine days ago to a direct Premier League rival. And aside from Tomas Soucek, David Moyes hasn’t brought any new faces into the London Stadium.

Last night’s humbling defeat at home to Newcastle highlighted just how much work needs to be done.

Every single team in and around us in the Premier League are strengthening their squads with the minimum of fuss.

Meanwhile, West Ham continue to drag their heels and there is a genuine feeling in east London that we are getting left behind.

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West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Tensions between the fans and owners have reached an all-time high. Fan fury has been directed squarely at David Sullivan, David Gold and Karren Brady over the past couple of years.

With all of that criticism aimed at the owners, however, we think David Moyes has got away lightly.

Has Moyes had a touch?

In fact, it could be argued that he has benefitted from it. Have we as fans forgot how truly inept the Scot is at Premier League level now?

 

If things were all rosy between the fans and the owners, and Sullivan and Gold had invested properly in the team, would Moyes still be in charge of the Hammers?

The 57-year-old is a dinosaur at the very highest level now. His tactics and team selection are constantly found wanting. And last night was a perfect example of this.

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David Moyes (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

At home to Newcastle, Moyes chose to set up with an incredibly defensive and turgid 4-5-1.

He opted to play a winger as a striker (with a £45 million centre-forward sitting on the bench), a number 10 as a left winger and a central midfielder as a number 10.

There was no cohesion in our play and we lacked any kind of dynamism or attacking impetus. And that all stemmed from the manager’s negative and archaic tactics and team selection.

That will be swept under the carpet though. We’re all GSBOUT right? And our anger will once again be directed towards the owners.

Perhaps Moyes has had a touch. His poor performances as manager continue to go under the radar.

It could be argue that he will not be given another Premier League job if and when he leaves West Ham. And it seems as though our constant battle with the board is giving the Scot a stay of execution.

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