Allardyce: ‘Win only performances now’


West-Ham-v-Hull-Sam-Allardyce-bubbles_2756968Sam Allardyce is no longer interested in great performances without the victory to go with them.

Still clearly shocked by the Crystal Palace defeat, the manager has made his expectations clear before Chelsea, Arsenal and the rest of the season.

Like everybody else he has loved the general performances against such as Manchester United and Spurs – a habit we have adopted most of the season against the better sides.

But after being caught late and now beaten by a team below us, a winning agenda has been firmly laid on the table.

Hopes of a top finish have been downgraded regularly since Christmas with predictions slumping from top four to top six, top eight and now top ten so something has to change fast as there are no genuinely “easy games ” left given that perhaps eight of them will be involved in top and bottom of the table issues!.

With one win in 10 League games Allardyce said: “I can’t just accept good performances now, I need good performances with victories.

“We’ve been so close to being brilliant in terms of performances, in games against Man United, Southampton and Tottenham, but we’ve now got only three points out of four games when we could have had seven.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    Sounds like wishful thinking Mr Allardyce.I would say the horse has truly bolted.West Ham are like a ship with no rudder at the moment..Allardyce hasn’t a clue on how to fix the mess he created.I’ve said it before that the contributors to this site have more idea than our hapless manager.

  • bubs says:

    So we know what’s coming now dour,boring,defensive point collecting save my bacon BFS football if you can call it that,
    Anything it takes to finish in the top 10 so BFS can say did what you wanted, but the main thing is this will not be the WHU way as promised.
    More rubbish being spouted by a man on the back foot who has run out of ideas.
    We’d back will come Nolan,5 defenders with Ginge fitting in with the other 4,noValencia.
    No Downing,I can’t wait when Chelski score first and the 0-0 BFS is playing for goes up in smoke.
    Written by a fan with severe depression.

  • mattefumi69 says:

    “I can’t just accept good performances now, I need good performances with victories”.


    “I can’t just accept good performances (as against Palace and West Brom), I need good performances with victories: so I’ll need Nolan’s quality and Cole served with long ball. This is the only way I know to ensure the show”.

  • rads the modern man says:

    Well if we do win any games it will not be with any help from Samasaurus.All he does is disappear deeper into his seat chewing about 300 bits of gum like a hungry hippo 🙂

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  • mattefumi69 says:

    Rads, I just want you remember the investment our broker Andy pole suggested us. Don’t you want to make money? Please go to your bank asap.

  • rads the modern man says:

    Hahaha,i have already done it Matte,went down the bank first thing this morning.Drew my life saving out & did the bet.Now i will wait for the winnings & you,me,ty & bubs can go visit Flowerpot in his caravan in Sciliy 😀

  • rads the modern man says:

    I would invite Hugh as well but i dont think he will join us,lol 😉

  • mattefumi69 says:

    Ahahah… Perfect!

  • Dainon17 says:

    Bring in a new guy now and give him some time to settle in so he knows what he wants and who he want in this summers window.. if we wait till the end of season the new guy will be guessing somewhat as to what he need to do the job properly

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