Back to the Future Part 1

West Ham United 4 Bournemouth 0 1st January 2020

I hope everyone is safe and well and Happy New Year to you all.

This is the time of year when we tend to look back as a way of looking forward. Reviewing the year that’s passed and make plans for the New Year. Resolutions set with the best of intentions that often get forgotten once we are immersed in our routines after the holiday season.

Given the struggles of the team on the pitch over the passed year it seems fitting to look back at some of the best moments from the last couple of years under Moyes stewardship.

Who knows what the owners are planning or how long Moyes has left to prove himself as the right person to turn our fortunes around. Are they going to do ‘Get help” that worked so well for Thor and Loki, and replace Moyes now, or do they still believe he is our saviour. 

It’s clear the difficulties we have on the pitch are part of a big problem at the club and however we may wish to turn back time and change things, if you’re fans of Marvel like us Marshes are (hope you’ve caught the references) you’ll know the difficulties of going back in time to change the future. Be careful what you wish for. 

Mixing genres, ‘This is heavy!’ as Marty regularly observes in the Back To The Future series and it’s certainty a very heavy time in West Ham Utd’s history that could have an impact on the club for a generation to come. Relegation is surely not an option but it is now a very real possibility given the form of the team over the last year. Unless something changes and very soon we will find ourselves dragged into the bottom three and worrying about the drop.

Well, jumping into our Delorean Time Machine, or taking a few turns of the wrist with our Time Stone, let’s pop back and remember some more memorable moments at the London Stadium. 

Our first game under Moyes for his second return to the club saw a dominant Hammers put four past a struggling Bournemouth at the London Stadium. It could not have been a better script for Moyes with captain Noble scoring 2 – including a penalty and both Sebastian Haller and Felipe Anderson helping to end a run of four consecutive defeats which lifted the Hammers out of the relegation zone.

“I don’t think I could have had a better start but the players have to take all the credit,” Moyes said. “Their attitude and commitment got the supporters behind us and that was key for us today.”

The images here are of Anderson’s goal, which rounded off a fine individual performance, from an excellent cross field pass from Declan Rice. But as you may remember, Cresswell was shown the red card after a dangerous tackle on Ryan Fraser. But that didn’t stop the crowd cheering “oles” as the Hammers jogged to a well needed home victory.

Enjoy a step back into the past.

Take care everyone

Dawud

Published by dawudmarsh

Photographer based in London.

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