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Make us believe again David Moyes now is time to unleash a new attack-minded West Ham even if it is not in your image

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Make us believe again David Moyes now is time to unleash a new attack-minded West Ham even if it is not in your image

Make us believe again David Moyes now is time to unleash a new attack-minded West Ham even if it is not in your image.

It has been a dismal start to the season in the Premier League for West Ham.

The Hammers have just one win to their names and five defeats from the opening seven games.

We are in the bottom three going into a jam-packed October which simply must yield improved results and performances if Moyes – we are led to believe – is to keep his job.

But this malaise is nothing new, make no mistake about that.

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Having worked a minor miracle at the London Stadium, West Ham hit a wall last November and have a points per game ratio among the bottom three in the league ever since.

Just 37 points from their last 34 league games tells its own story at West Ham.

Many West Ham supporters are growing frustrated with Moyes’s team selection and tactics.

The first two years after Moyes’ return West Ham were exhilarating to watch. Especially when opposing teams went for the jugular, allowing the Hammers to counter attack at will.

West Ham have long been figured out, though, and Moyes has – thus far at least – been found wanting when coming up with an answer.

The Hammers have become boring to watch.

And fans were understandably angry when striker Michail Antonio recently revealed Moyes’s tactics are to effectively stay in games until giving it a go late in the second half.

Antonio was trying to praise his manager, highlighting that West Ham, as a result of those tactics, are always in matches.

But all it did was open a can of worms with so many fans sick and tired of the Scot’s risk averse outlook.

One of Moyes’ biggest achievements since returning to the London Stadium was that he made West Ham fans believe again.

He managed to divert attention away from the growing divide between fans and the owners and in some cases heal aspects of it.

It is pointless denying West Ham are not at a crossroads under Moyes. They really and truly are.

So make us believe again Moyes, now is time to unleash a new attack-minded West Ham even if it is not in your image.

Yes the manager likes to pride himself on the fact his teams work hard, are well organised and try to give everyone a game.

But we want excitement, we want to give it a go, we want to attack teams. West Ham fans will accept there will be a few heavier defeats along the way as a result.

Look at what Newcastle are doing under Eddie Howe. What Brighton have been doing under Graham Potter, the way Crystal Palace try to play under Patrick Vieira.

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With the players at his disposal Moyes must prove he can set up in a more progressive modern style.

Ask yourselves this: when was the last time West Ham played well for 90 minutes and dominated a game?

I would argue Sevilla at home in the Europa League and Liverpool at home in the Premier League last November. I don’t count the easy win over relegation fodder Norwich at the back end of last season.

That is simply not good enough.

It feels almost wrong to be critical of Moyes in many ways. He deserves to be given a chance to turn things around.

But he must get us on the edge of our seats again. Moyes must make us believe. He and his team must give us something to shout about for goodness sake.

Take the shackles off, starting against Wolves!

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