Irons couldn’t say goodbye to Sam fast enough!

Hull-City-v-West-Ham-United-Premier-LeagueIn the end it couldn’t have been quicker.

The statement had been prepared and was on the official site at precisely 4.50 – that’s how badly the board wanted Sam Allardyce gone.

No end of season review…no special board meeting – the decision had been made weeks back but even this morning ClaretandHugh received a phone call telling us to say nothing about the fact that he’d be gone within seconds of the whistle blowing in Newcastle.

We were told: “We need a result up there – do nothing that could impact on the result but he’ll be gone a soon as the game is done.”

In fact it was all pretty well known by then but it was none the less pretty embarrassing when the end finally came!

“Game lost 2-0 – the statement is up and you are no longer our manager.”

It’s been a long haul but behind the scenes the game has been up for a long time. And the reasons he was sacked are exactly the same as those the Β fans screaming for his departure have held.

The board are desperate to see the West Ham fans being entertained by the type of football which they and many of us were brought up on. They knew it wasn’t going to happen under the former manager -howΒ good does that sound?

But there was a much bigger reason for the decision to say goodbye to the old bruiser from Dudley- and as quickly as possible: THE FANS.

Time and again in conversations with leading figures inside the club over the past few months I was told: “He has not healed that relationship with them and it is critical. The club is divided down the middle and it can’t go on. We’ve all had enough.”

So the issue that has monopolised us for months and months is no more – it all has something of a dream like quality about it.

FORMER MANAGER Sam Allardyce is no more – we have our club back at last and now let’s unite and put this dreadful last two years to bed once and for all.

We all deserve tonight…and we all deserve a rest!


About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

39 comments on “Irons couldn’t say goodbye to Sam fast enough!

  1. Haha,too right.I need a long rest from his tedious boring football.Sick of it big time!

  2. Finally it is over,thank god for that.Enough said πŸ˜‰

  3. That sounds so good former manager Sam Allardyce

  4. can look forward to the new season now hes gone

  5. FORMER MANAGER Sam Allardyce.Oh yeah that was good to write.Might have to do it again later πŸ˜€

  6. Why all the rubbish about meetings in Spain and no decision has been made,
    He disrespected every fan while at this great club,and we are still here so the board should have shown us more respect,
    This could have been done 2 months ago before the fan base was split as badly as it has,
    Now it’s over GOOD

  7. Hopefully the fan base can now reunite,tbh the vast majority were with us anyway. Early signs are good even Spoonie is on side with his statement that he’s only been winding us up. I think we should take him at his word in these new exciting times

  8. Yep,they said it would be done at the end of the season one way or another.Cant do it much quicker than it was done,minutes after the final whistle πŸ˜‰

  9. Good riddance to the fool.Is a happy day in my household for sure.Old windbag has finally buggered off.

  10. Just in from celebrating the new after such a **** game at least he is history.

  11. Thank god for that. Can now come off the prozac πŸ™‚

  12. Oh! No, it is not over yet and won’t be until we know his replacement, which still has a big ?
    Hanging over it that will not go away until we hear the name.

  13. Hugh is being insulted on KUMB as usual by Sam lovers. Whatever.
    I actually love Allardyce’s way of leaving, still trying to make it look as if it was his decision, and he had decided against West Ham for a long time (as if we didn’t know that from the on pitch performances of our team in recent months…).
    Allardyce will never learn to act humbly or modestly. That’s why so many people don’t like him and are happy to see him gone.
    Was it really too much to ask for him to show the fans some appreciation and respect occasionally ?

    • No change there H.If it aint them its someone somewhere else,lol,Hugh & his rabid dogs πŸ˜€

    • Lmao,yeah like anyone takes anything those sammeretes say seriously on Kumb In Your Pants.Two or three guys πŸ˜‰

  14. canchaz get a life go and talk to your mates on Kumb,
    What ever the name is its going to be 100% better than BFS

  15. Good riddance to very bad rubbish. Today, if I were a Hull supporter, I would hate the man. 1-0 down, he replaces Valencia with Amalfitano and Burke with Tomkins. The man was taking the p… out of our great club and out of Hull. Absolutely disgraceful. And he starts with Nolan and Cole. I hope he takes both of them with him as well as Jarvis, O’Brien and Demel. Good riddance to them all. I hope Allardyce never manages again in this country. He is an absolute disgrace and I apologise sincerely to Hull supporters and particularly to Steve Bruce because our great club let you down today.

  16. 100% taking the p*ss.Hull got themselves into their own trouble but today was an absolute joke.Ofc Nolan lasts the full 90mins,now that really is a p*sstake!

  17. Can’t be bothered to go to KUMB maybe it’s a jealousy thing because we were right all along. What I don’t and have never understood is why the Sam defenders support West Ham. He is anti everything we stand for and believe in,perhaps he was needed at a time when the club was in a bad way and he did a certain job but wasn’t the only one who could’ve done it. I would love to know who these peoples favourite players are,how they believe the game should be played,what they class as entertainment and enjoyment,what they consider value for money,in what way did they see Sam as the perfect fit considering our long held beliefs and will they seriously consider finding another club or sport that suits their needs.
    Hugh stuck to the courage of his convictions and I for one wholeheartedly agree with him.
    Finally this is why we need Matte back he’d have summed it up a lot better,shorter and funnier lol

  18. It’s done it’s all over the man who would be king was nothing more than an overpaid pauper .. No more careful what you wish for, no more hes the only man who can save us, no more so called messiah… He’s gone 10 million pounds of wages spent,countless ****ed off fans and forums fighting with each other so Sam goodbye,farewell,auf wiedeshen, au revoir and as a great man once said its been emotional now time to f**k off

  19. QuickDraw not a bad crack at summing it up but like me you use 3 words for every 1 Matte
    Would use,
    But like you I am not sure they are Hammer Fans because they would not come out with all this dull boring attitude defending the most boring manager this club has employed,
    They are a disgrace to our club attacking genuine fans like Hugh and have their logic so wrong.
    Matte that’s enough time playing hard to get,post you plonker

    • Thanks bubs. I see today as a long overdue new dawn where I can look forward to the entertaining roller coaster ride that being a hammer is.
      You’re right about the too many words I’m probably on a 5:1 ratio with Matte though lol

      • Lol,yeah you never put in enough ‘ahahaha’ in your summary.Did you learn nothing from matte πŸ˜€

  20. Yes Matte you plonker,we still need you.We know you are reading us,ahahahahahaha πŸ˜€

  21. Lol,well said boys.Yes Matte put that bit of figa down you dog with two d*cks & get your dirty little Italain a*se back here.You dont quit halfway through a job you lightweight πŸ˜€

  22. The real news will be which of the former manager’s favourites will remain? There needs to be a substantial cull and new players bought or promoted from the junior ranks in my humble opinion.COYI

  23. By all accounts Jussi, Nolan, O’Brien, Demel, Jarvis, Song and Nene will leave.
    Freeing up some massive wages and giving us the chance to improve the squad.

    • I hope the new manager keeps Nene. Carroll’s wages have got to be a concern.I thought Newcastle would look at taking him?

  24. Wonder if Nene was a good player.Never really found out.He will be forever a mystery πŸ˜‰

  25. Maybe our teams might be allowed to incoporate a flair player now without it being seen as a crime or too extravagent.F*ck Allardyce,negative idiot πŸ˜‰

  26. Hey gang, never felt so good after a loss – the game was awful, but the result was GREAT! Never again will we have to see him slouched in our dugout – the FORMER MANAGER BFS! Arrogant to the end, and deluded it was his idea to go!

    I posted this on the Facebook page, Souness made my blood boil!


  27. Yeah i saw it earlier Jeff.He is one arrogant b*stard Souness.He went to the same school of egos hippo did,lol.Mind you he was a **** manager as well,thats why he is unemployed blowing it out of his ass on Sky πŸ˜‰

  28. So the morning after the night before and the odious shadow that has engulfed our club has finally been removed. To all our fans whether those who go weekly,those who watch from afar, Its a brand new dawn, the sun is out the sky is blue.
    To all those like me who wanted ” Dung Beetle” gone, well we got our wish,to those that supported him you are entitled to your opinion but blind faith,statistical analysis and mediocrity should never be what anyone wants… In the end those that were Pro those that were Anti lets drawn a line under it and become the noisy 13th man,make the Boleyn a fortress ,stand side by side in our last year at our spiritual home but most importantly unite behind the new manager whoever it may be….

    • Well said GW,the thought of Allardyce football on the pitch in the last year at UP was an awful thought.No need to worry now,Dung Beetle is rolling his ball of crap off somewhere else πŸ˜‰

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