Sam Allardyce has been speaking to the Daily Mirror ahead of our cup clash with Sheffield United on Tuesday evening. When asked about the Blades game Sam said “I think the reaction is to get a team out there that wins. I am not so sure how guilty Sheffield United were on it but that’s nothing do with me. It’s about making sure the fans are happy when I go on Tuesday because they feel aggrieved at what Sheffield United did and if I can do that for them, then great.”
Sam joined the Hammers as manager in 2011 but three years earlier the previous West Ham owners agreed an out of court settlement thought to have been £18m over the Tevezgate saga. Some West Ham fans are thought to be planning on wearing Carlos Tevez masks on Tuesday night under the new floodlights.