Over the years, West Ham fans have adopted the nickname of “dithering Dave” for their Gaffer. As impatience builds, remain patient; he’ll get going soon.
To dither means to be indecisive. To use it correctly, it would be to say, “West Ham’s Gaffer has been dithering with substitutions and transfers.” The nickname, while a bit shrewd, is correct. David Moyes has never been one to decide anything quickly, and he’s not going to change anytime soon.
During this time of the year, many football fans are impatiently waiting to see when their clubs will be bringing in new players. For West Ham, this is no different, and to be honest, it’s been heightened with the club’s newfound journey into the Europa League. However, with David Moyes’ track record, do not be alarmed; and this is why.
Ever since David Moyes came into the coaching scene in 1998, he’s always been slow and methodical with his actions at any club. It’s safe to say that West Ham has seen that since his arrival and rearrival in East London. However, that patience has come to fruition this season just as it has in the past for the Scot.
West Ham: Slow transfers are nothing new for “Dithering Dave”
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As his coaching patience has given the Hammers a European slot this upcoming season, his transfer business has as well. Fixing Pellegrini’s mistakes hasn’t been easy, but Moyes has gotten it done. This isn’t his first go-around, and if it comes to a surprise, it shouldn’t. David Moyes has been a guru in the markets; it just takes him some time to get going.
When Moyes left Everton to go to Manchester United, he was able to bring in Juan Mata. However, it took until a week out from the window closing to get him. The Gaffer brought in Marouane Fellaini twice in his career, both within the final two weeks of the window.
During his earlier days at Everton, it took until the final day to bring in Nikica Jelavic, and in his short stint at Sunderland, Moyes brought his old pal Darron Gibson with him. To keep with the trend, he finally got him on the last day of the window as well. The Hammer’s got a taste of this medicine as well when they waited to see Jarrod Bowen cross the line in roughly the final hour.
So be patient, West Ham fans; time is money in the world of David Moyes. You know he has earned another nickname as well, that name; The Moyesiah. He has certainly earned it, and even though times are getting hard waiting to see what the club will look like next year, remember that he knows what he is doing; it may just take a bit to get there once more.