Supermac relieved Sam’s gone

McAvennie graphicI really was never a Sam Allardyce man and like many others was relieved when he and the club parted company at the end of the season.

Perhaps now we can get back to playing football under a bloke I have a high regard for- Slaven Bilic.

There were other problems beyond Sam’s styleof football. Β You do not disrespect the fans with a cupped hand to the ear or of denying our DNA – we are West Ham and there is a West Ham Way Sam.

Nor do you take down pictures of the club’s greats and replace them with such Kevin Nolan holding a Β play-off winner’s trophy – dearie me.

Speaking of Kevin Nolan, how did he ever get back into the team on a regular basis.Last season I saw him as a player to bring on maybe for the last half an hour not as a regular.

Then – after the brilliant start with Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia up front – back came Andy Carroll to join Nolan and slowly but surely the wheels came off as we went back to Sam’s Plan A. It was not good to watch, nor did it get results.

It had to end – and I believe the board have got it spot on in saying “thank you and goodbye.” We needed to reclaim the footballing traditions of this club and I reckon Slav will will do that. We are moving on.

It’s Slav’s first Premier Leauge job of course but I see no risks. He has managed a very good Croatia team and did well enough in Turkey.

He knows players and will bring some passers of the ballin.He knows our ways and could be here for a long time. I see no dangers of relegation or of being close to it.

And best of all I am looking forward to a West Ham season again




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

20 comments on “Supermac relieved Sam’s gone

  1. I love him already… lol he has already said everything that needed to be said… Understood Samuel and Little Kev? πŸ™‚

  2. Okay, wait, why didn’t he say this two to three years ago?

    • ahahah. πŸ˜€

    • I remember him saying things like this in the past, he was never for Sam. I seem to remember him speaking out on one of the west ham podcasts 2 years ago

      I dont think he has been widely heard in many media outlets though & thats why its so great to have him here

  3. spot on supermac.
    Sam was not the only one to ridicule the west ham way. ” experts ” like Lineker and Lawrensen were also guilty. If these people don’t know their football history, they should drive buses.

  4. How great to hear someone agree with everything we have been saying.
    Stuff Souness, Shearer, Keyes and all the so called experts, bunch of bankers, haven’t got a clue.

    Would like to hear Bondsy come out and say the same.

  5. Top man,now he is definately still my idol,lol.He was never a Sam fan for sure & has absolutely nailed it about Nolan.There again we all knew he wasnt worthy of a staring place.Only Hippo didnt.Or rather did but probably just played him to **** everyone off πŸ˜€

  6. Frankie Mac!!Legend!!Goal scoring machine & pussy monster!!What a hero to any man!!

  7. How refreshing to hear an ex pro saying what he really thinks. Good signing Hugh.

  8. How refreshing to hear a footballer take the side of the fans and tell it as it is. Same applies to Leroy Rosenior. Well done, both of you. True West Ham fans!

  9. A lot of chat over the weekend about who was a legend well in my book this is one of them. There’s only one Mc-A-Venn-ieeeee!!!
    Spot on with every word and not the first time he’s said it. Looking forward to Moncs column now.

  10. These articles always make laugh.When we critized Hippo & Nolan we were rabid dogs who were anti-West Ham.Now ex-pros are coming out an saying it & they are seen to be spot on by the rabid dog haters,lmao πŸ˜€

  11. I was looking for something like this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CmG03mfEX4o but weirdly found this first https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SOsm1TzqHII lol

  12. He can be a rabid dog with us chicken it’s not a closed club but I will black ball Cottee if anyone puts him up for membership,
    It’s all becoming quite unanimous now,

  13. Said everything we have for the last 2 years. I expect more explayers to come out & say the same. Taking down pictures of club legends & replacing them with his love child/FWB…?? What parallel universe is he living on…???

  14. Love to have seen this posted on wetpants.com,
    Wait for the onslaught
    Where are you Kevin

  15. Didnt you see Kev post today bubs.He is totally reformed.He is a Slav fan now πŸ˜‰

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