These West Ham fans were fuming with David Moyes after his comments about new signing, Darren Randolph.
The Republic of Ireland international re-signed for the Irons on 15th January for £4.23m as they required back-up for Lukas Fabianski amid the Polish shot-stopper’s own continual injury concerns.
Football.London quoted Moyes’ words when the West Ham manager was asked how fit Randolph is. Moyes’ reply hardly filled these Hammers fans with confidence, saying that he thinks the goalkeeper is as fit as they can get him and that they are happy to have him on board. These comments were later relayed to the fans via Uber West Ham on Twitter.
It’s safe to say that these Hammers fans were fuming, with many leaving their immediate thoughts on the social media network.
Here are some comments from the West Ham fans on Twitter:
David Moyes on Darren Randolph: "He’s as fit as we can get him. Ideally we’d have waited a week longer, we’re happy to take the risk." pic.twitter.com/XTOCmJxghi
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) January 16, 2020
Ideally you could have signed someone else
— barry jenkins (@bazman1975) January 16, 2020
By declaring that Darren Randolph is “as fit as we can get him” states the fact that he was bought by the Board despite being injured. We are the only PL club who would replace their first choice goalkeeper with another injured goalkeeper and wonder why fans aren’t happy. Joke.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) January 16, 2020
We truly are a laughing stock
— Lee Redfearn (@leeredfearn) January 17, 2020
— CRANNY ??? ???????????????????? (@02sfield) January 16, 2020
He’s as fit as we can get him but also not
— Jack M (@JackMaji) January 16, 2020
Was Darren Randolph a good signing?
You can’t blame these West Ham fans for being fuming with Moyes’ comments, because if there was any suspicion of an injury or lack of fitness, why sign him then?
Risk a new signing. Really couldn’t make it up. Im telling you he won’t start and if he does then will come off injured as rushed back. It’s madness.
— Johnny T (@jontaylor1976) January 16, 2020
We are supposed to a professional football club ?????
— Gizz (@boreham_gary) January 17, 2020
What Do We Think?
Maybe Moyes just worded his response wrong, because surely Randolph would have to pass fitness tests to join the club in the first place, or did someone forget to do that? Even if the shot-stopper is fine, why the manager would think it’s a good idea to say he thinks the goalkeeper is fit, is beyond us.