I know Sam Allardyce and I’ve always believed him to be an okay guy who knows the game of football inside out and backwards.
But after reading some of the stuff he’s come out with in his book this week I need to get things off my chest because he’s out of order.
He was paid a fabulous wage by West Ham, did a job for them, and apparently left amicably having decided himself he wanted to call it a day.
Yet from the way he’s been carrying on you would have though he’d been given the sack and it really isn’t good enough to say: “Oh he has a book to sell.”
He has again been mocking the “West Ham Way” and is still claiming he doesn’t know what it is which is ridiculous. Of course he does. It’s about playing with style and panache, getting the ball down, moving it quickly through midfield and getting an end product.
Sam knows the West Ham way of playing as well as anybody else. ”
It’s the way the West Ham Academy down the years has brought players up to play, as described above. We all know the “Sam Allardyce Way” and that we didn’t want much more of it.
But look how upset he gets when people criticise his way of playing. If he doesn’t want criticism of that he shouldn’t hand it out on ours!
When he keeps on as he has been he is simply ridiculing the club and its history and I find that very disappointing. Add into that his decision to call our fans “delusional” and it’s easy to understand why many, probably most, wanted him to move on.
He has a new job and he’d be better off concentrating on that. He really hasn’t helped himself this week with the serialisation.
He needs to move on. Everybody else has! I haven’t a clue why he’s decided to unload like this but it hasn’t been good at all!