Allardyce: “We must entertain the fans”


sam-allardyceWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce claims the club has to go out this summer and find players that “can handle the ball and deliver in the final third” describing that “as vital.”

In an e-mail to supporters the manger claims he’s not criticising any of his players saying: “They’ve given all that they’ve got – our job is always to improve the squad as you can’t stand still in this league.”

He added: “Now we are mathematically safe, we’ve got to go out and find better players to improve the squad. I’m not criticising any of them whatsoever.

He added: If we can add a bit more flair and finishing power then we should be looking to finish in the top ten or better next season. We’ve got to entertain the fans and play the right kind of football.”

The Hammers go to Manchester City for the final game of the season and Allardyce declared: “We can now look forward to a really good performance at Manchester City, but at the same time knowing that when we get back next season we will be in the Barclays Premier League and we’ll try to do better than we did this.”

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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!"

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