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When will it end? Now David Moyes wants to drip-feed Mark Noble at West Ham


When will it end? Now David Moyes wants to drip-feed Mark Noble at West Ham

Many Hammers fans are growing frustrated with David Moyes and now he wants to drip-feed Mark Noble at West Ham.

Depending on who you believe, Moyes is facing pressure for the first time since his return to West Ham in 2020.

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.

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The Telegraph claims Moyes could have just five games to save his job.

But having allegedly spoken to West Ham’s hierarchy, Jim White insists Moyes’s future is not even on the agenda.

With West Ham sat in the relegation zone ahead of a jam-packed October, some Hammers fans are getting restless.

There is no hiding the fact that many supporters are growing frustrated with Moyes’s team selection and tactics.

Particularly when it comes to the way he is choosing to integrate his raft of summer signings into the West Ham side.

Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet, Flynn Downes and Emerson have been kept on the periphery so far despite West Ham’s dismal form.

And another summer signing Alphonse Areola remains West Ham’s number two.

Moyes insists he believes drip-feeding new arrivals into the side is the best course of action.

But both left-back Emerson and Cornet have already been playing in the Premier League.

Many West Ham fans want the manager to start throwing caution to the wind by reshaping the team around his new signings.

But it seems you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

When will it end? Hammers fans will be asking as now Moyes wants to drip-feed Noble at West Ham.

When will it end? Now David Moyes wants to drip-feed Mark Noble at West Ham

The club announced last week that Noble will return in January in a new sporting director role.

And while there may be debate over whether Noble has the required credentials and expertise for the position, there can be no doubt he knows the club inside out, like the back of his hand.

But in typical fashion, Moyes is even suggesting Noble will need time to settle in and get used to things.

“I always wanted Mark Noble to be part of the club…” Moyes said in his pre-Wolves press conference.

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“But you’ve got to remember, Mark is only new, so we’ve got to give him time to train up to be a Sporting Director.

“He’s got a bit of work to do, a bit of training to do, but I’m really looking forward to working with him. And I’ve been in touch with him, on the phone in the last few days to him as well. So, we’ll look forward to him starting.”

Whether we like it or not, this kind of approach is rather archaic in the modern game.

Football is a fast-paced, ever-changing, ever evolving environment. If you don’t hit the ground running or try to stand still you get left behind. And fast.

Sometimes you simply don’t have the time to drip-feed players and people and take things slow.

Moyes may find that out to his cost if things don’t improve quickly.


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