That Sam Allardyce decided to have his team turn on the style against Hull City last night is their victory.
For months and months the manager has been under more and more pressure to break out of the mentality which seen him become one of the most disliked Irons bosses in many years.
Would he change? Would he hell! We have had turgid performance after turgid performance, polls calling for his departure and one of the busiest summers in our history as the board brought in players who could give West Ham a new dimension.
But still he persisted with his one-up policy which has led us absolutely nowhere. That opposition boss Steve Bruce should say after last night’s match: “We didn’t expect them to play like that ” says it all.
This page gave the manager his due after the game last night but teh real recipoents of praise are teh owners and FANS!
As ClaretandHugh Facebook forum member member Neil Abrey says: “ I hope this is a beginning of something beautiful but make no mistake this is a return on the pressure we as fans have put on him and the board. Well done us. “
That’s inarguable – the way forward is down to those who have shouted long and hard for a new approach!