Sunday, 7 January 2018

Moyes Hopes to Avoid Another Shakespearian Tragedy by Taming the Shrew

Today's FA cup clash between Shrewsbury and West Ham provides a chance for Hammers fans to discover how youth-friendly the Moyes era is likely to be. In his pre-match press briefing Moyes emphasised that the Premier league takes priority and as such it seems likely that Toni Martinez, Sead Haksabanovic and Domingos Quina will get their chance to lay stake to a place in the first team.

However, Moyes will be wary of the opposition having previously suffered defeat at the Shrews in 2003, at the beginning of his stint as Everton manager. An Everton side that included a young Wayne Rooney lost 2-1 in the Cup. That defeat was all the more significant as Moyes spent three seasons as a player at Shrewsbury between 1987 and 1990.  

An 'upset' is by no means off the cards today as Shrewsbury have been in top form this season and currently occupy one of the Promotion spots in League one. Their success has been built upon a solid defence that has only conceded 15 goals all season - and only 4 at home! However, that stability may well be affected today as their usual netminder, Dean Henderson, is cup-tied. With the relatively inexperienced Craig MacGillivray stepping in what are the odds that Pedro Obiang might test him out with a few long range missiles like his stunning strike at Spurs on Thursday night? 

Up front, the Shrews are not very prolific but top scorer Stefan Payne and his pacey accomplice Shaun Whalley will be hoping to rattle West Ham's often shaky defence. However, the Hammers are recently looking more solid at the back and look to have discovered a real talent in young Declan Rice. Joe Hart will replace Adrian in goal and will be hoping that the return to his hometown club, for whom he played 58 times before moving to Man City.  

The game is being televised which reflects how much the team at Auntie Beeb suspect a shock might be likely. Shrews manager Paul Hurst is a shrewd operator having steered Grimsby back from the National League before taking over at Gay Meadow in October 2016.  

This one is hard to predict until the team is announced as Moyes may field an inexperienced side for what is West Ham's third game in six days.

Kick off is at 2PM and coverage starts at 13:40 on BBC One.




  1. I`m Charlie Bean and I live in Toronto Canada. I needed a loan to buy a house and I searched for a mortgage loan from all banks and I was denied and I loss hope of having my own house until I came across a post just as you reading my post now. I saw a post about a Financial Service Company who gives loan at 2% interest so I applied in STEAKLEY FINANCIAL SERVICES using their email And my loan was granted it was like a dream but was true and now am a owner of a house in Toronto and am paying the mortgage loan with no stress and I also requested if I can be granted a business loan and I was also granted. Now am living a happy life, I will advice you if you have an financial problems and you need money to settle it so you can pay with no stress just contact Steakley Financial Service at their email or number +1(512) 714-8010.

    I am Michelle Huxford from Casper, Wyoming. I was in a very chronic financial issue and terminal health situation some few weeks back. After all my search for assistance from friends and neighbors proved abortive, I feel there was no one who truly cares. I became so emaciated due to lack of good food and my 2 kids age 5 and 8 were not also good looking due to lack of proper care as a result of finance. One faithful morning I saw an old time friend of my late husband and I told him all I have been going through and he said the only way he could help was to direct me to a good loan agency that also helped him, He explained to me on how he was financially down and how he got boosted by this loan agency UPSTART LOAN INC ( ) who grant him 245,000 USD loan at an affordable rate. He further assured me that they were the only legit loan firm he found in the quest of seeking for loan after been scammed by various fake loan lenders online. He gave me their email: or text/call (574) 301-1639, That was how i applied and was also granted a loan and my life changed for the good. CONTACT THE ONLY GENUINE LENDERS( UPSTART LOAN INC) VIA email: or call +1 (574) 301-1639 to resolve your financial mess.


    our aims is to provide Excellent Professional Service.

    Our loans are well insured for maximum security is our priority, Our leading goal is to help you get the services you deserve, Our program is the quickest way to get what you need in a snap. Reduce your payments to ease the strain on your monthly expenses. Gain flexibility with which you can use for any purpose – from vacations, to education, to unique purchases

    Are you a business man or woman? Are you in any financial mess or do you need funds to start up your own business? Do you need a loan to start a nice Small Scale and medium business? Do you have a low credit score and you are finding it hard to obtain capital loan from local banks and other financial institutes?.

    We offer a wide range of financial services which includes: Personal Loans, Debt consolidation loans, Business Loans, Education Loans, Mortgage Secured Loan, Unsecured loan, Mortgage Loans, Payday off Loans, Student Loans, Commercial Loans, Car Loans, Investments Loans, Development Loans, Acquisition Loans, Construction Loans, with low interest rate at 2% per annul for individuals, companies and corporate bodies. Get the best for your family and own your dream home as well with our General Loan scheme.

    If you are interested to get a loan then kindly write us with the loan requirement.Please, contact us for more information:

    We look forward to hear from you ASAP

    Interested applicants should Contact us via email:


Feel free to comment - bad language is strictly forbidden and please refrain from any nasty 'isms'