The season is over and it is time for us, West Ham fans, to be barraged with unrealistic rumours and countless amount of clickbait articles linking us to kinds of marquee signings as the transfer window is set to open tomorrow.

All of that is in the future and I want to talk more about the season that just finished under the hands of David Moyes, who left his managerial position earlier today.

I am thankful for him doing the job of maintaining our Premier League status, which we would have unlikely kept had Bilic stayed at the helm. However, there were far too many matches which were tedious to watch due to his negative approach. At times, It was like having Sam Allardyce in charge all over again.

Managers like the aforementioned two are the right people for the board, but not for us fans. People work hard all week and spend their well earned cash on following the club all over the country to take their mind off their usual day to day tasks. But at times this season I would have had more fun watching a carrier bag deteriorate.

Managers like Sam Allardyce and David Moyes are right for the board because, at the end of the day, they get results. They don’t care how they do it, just as long as they do. Staying in the Premier League is very important for the board because it is where the big bucks are. We are set to receive just over £120m for finishing in thirteenth place! Ridiculous money.

That said, this is not we were promised by Sullivan, Gold and Brady. We were promised entertaining football to go alongside the stadium. The kind of football which will keep the stadium to full capacity for each and every single match. The kind of football which would help fans look over the faults of the move to the Olympic Stadium.

At least the season hasn’t been a complete write-off, with the likes of Arnautovic really stepping his game up after his poor start to the campaign and Declan Rice showing that he is more than capable of always being in contention for the starting eleven….and he is only going to get better with the more game time he gets.

I’d also like to give a shout out to Joao Mario, who seemed to get increasingly accustomed to the speed and strength of the Premier League with each game he played in. The Portuguese International really showed us what he is capable of in the last few matches. Really hope we do all we can to keep him amongst our ranks as he would be a great addition to the squad.

Looking to the future, It is time for us to move on from these negative manager like Moyes and Allardyce and start investing in a manager who can take us up the table while providing entertaining football for all of us West Ham fans watch.

We have been linked to the likes of Rafa Benitez, who is capable of doing just that. There is also Fonseca, who is a bit of a wildcard. It is quite exciting to bring in some unknown (at least for me) entity and seeing how they can put their stamp on the Premier League.

The future can be exciting, it just depends on the Sullivan and Gold digging deep into and promising to any potential managers that they will keep their fingers out of everything and allow the manager to build the squad they want. Come on you Irons!



By Gonzo

West Ham fan for as long as I can remember. I was flukey enough to watch The Irons beat Bury 10-0 in my first ever game . . . True to form, West Ham then went out and signed their central defender 😬

6 thought on “A season to write-off?”
  1. A great article boss ,positive without be unrealistic.Correctly put the Cons in the box .Love Joao Mario !

  2. Good article. It’s a brave move going for an unknown though because if they don’t perform you could end up in the managerial merry go round in November December time. And end up with Pardew, Moyes, Allardyce etc. serial relegation threatened club managers!

    1. Sorry about the late reply Tony. Yeah it would have been a risk to take a punt on someone like Fonseca but for far too long we have been going with the safe but not exciting option….well maybe Bilic wasn’t safe but you know what I mean. It seems like Pellegrini is going to be the new manager…would like to hear your thoughts on that? Cheers for leaving a comment.

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