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POLL VERDICT: It’s West Ham Disunited!

By Sean Whetstone

Today’s poll here on ClaretandHugh asking whether Sam Allardyce should stay or go next season has split the fans almost directly  down the middle.

sam-allardyceThe poll passed the important number of 1,000 which is universally recognised by independent polling organisations as being representative of all West Ham fans. 

And when it ended late this afternoon it showed of the 1060 votes, 521 wanted Sam to stay  480 wanted him gone  with 63 registering a ‘don’t know’ vote.

In percentage terms that put his victory at around three per cent if we ignore the don’t knows

Sam Allardyce has been described as a divisive figure in the world of football for some time so this will be ‘water off a ducks back’ to him. 

His fans point to his proven track record of getting results and ensuring Premier League survival, a history of pulling off the odd upset or giant killing, and his experience of producing a resilient side with a never-say-die attitude which is hard to break down.

 His critics say that he is a footballing dinosaur who relies on long balls and  physical football to bully the opposition; that he values experience over youth, and  only plays with one way of playing.

It appears West Ham fans are not disunited over him at the moment and will continue to be divided while he remains in charge.

Personally I see Sam as necessary next season in the evolution of the rebuilding of the Hammers.

But even I realise he has a limited shelve life and attractive football is a must in 2016 if we want to fill the 54,000 seats of the Olympic Stadium.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “POLL VERDICT: It’s West Ham Disunited!

  1. Actually the poll didn’t ask whether he should stay or go, it asked if the two Daves should go public and say he’s staying or not. Two very different questions in my humble opinion. I answered ‘yes’ because I think they should come clean. If you’d asked whether I want him to stay my answer would have been a resounding NO.

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