Even though West Ham United are one of the most supported teams in the Premier League, they have never been able to claim the top division title. So far, their best league finish has been a third-place finish dating back to the 1985-86 season. With David Moyes at the oar of the ship, it seems as though The Hammers are on their way to achieve something big this season. Do they have what it takes to make their first-ever Champions League appearance?
For many years it has been hard to be a West Ham supporter. The team has not won a title since they took home the FA Cup to Stratford in 1980. Their biggest achievement to this date is when they won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965 with eventual World Cup Winners Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and England captain Bobby Moore in the team. Now that the team is back to winning ways their fans dream of taking home some silverware in the upcoming seasons.
Last year the team finished sixth in the Premier League, which meant that they automatically qualified for this season’s Europa League Group stage. This is the first time that the team is a part of a European group stage and the first time that they have had to play so many games during this autumn.
West Ham managed to win their group and advanced to the knockout stage of the competition. Being a part of the fight for the Champions League while doing well in Europe is quite an accomplishment for a team that usually does not play as many games. It shows the consistency in the team and promises well for the future.
The next month will be quite important for the team as they have fixtures against Manchester United, Watford and Leicester. These games are Premier League matches that needs to be won, if they want to clinch that final Champions League spot. You can follow this link and bet on all the Premier League matches.
The Importance of David MoyesÂ
David Moyes is in his second stint with the club after he took over in December 2019. He had previously saved the club from relegation in 2018 but was overlooked as the team’s news manager ahead of the 2018 season.
18-months later he was back in charge after Manuel Pellegrini had left the team into the relegation battle. Once again Moyes managed to save the club from relegation and helped the club finish in sixth place in his second season with the club. His new name has been coined as Moyesiah.
During Moyesiahs time as a manager at West Ham he has changed their transfer policy by buying relatively unknown players and turning them into regulars in the first-team squad. With a small budget he has brought in players like Soucek, Said Benrahma, Vladimir Coufal and Jarrod Bowen, who are now key members of the squad.
Fans of The Hammers are facing an exciting spring with the chance of becoming a part of the finest club competition in the world next season and a chance of becoming one of the best performing teams in the history of the club.