Sam’s blast at social media critics


Angry SamSam Allardyce appears to believe the protests against the team’s performance level are being led by “a small minority on social media.”

And speaking to Sky Sports ‘Goals on Sunday’ he added that a little research showed that many who were complaining weren’t even at games.

That overlooked the fact, however, that millions can now view the team’s matches on any number of ‘streams’ thus allowing fans to make a critical assessment.

Interviewed by Chris Kamara and Ben Shepherd, the West Ham manager declared: ” If you lose three consecutive matches people are not happy especially when two of them have been at home.

“Against Crystal Palace we had 67 per cent of the play and still lost but it’s my job to keep the players’ belief up.

“Only a small minority of fans are complaining. I sign autographs and photos every day but social media gives people the chance to criticise and you then find that many of them haven’t even been at the game…it doesn’t take too much research.

“We are only in our second Premier League season and we are attempting to build a sustainable premier League team that can compete from the Olympic Stadium.”

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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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  • steve says:

    Sam is all about controlling the message. Loads may watch on streams but more watch GoS – if that’s what he says, that’s what a lot will believe.

    And it’s not a ‘small minority’ in the ground either – it’s been a pretty vocal bunch in the games I’ve seen this season (W1, D2, L5 – and it says something that two of those defeats (Everton, Liverpool) I enjoyed more than the win (Hull)!)

  • jaybs says:

    I find these comments from Sam Allardyce, our so called manager completely unbelievable, did he know hear the singing when he withdrew Matt Jarvis, of “You don’t know what You are Doing” did that sound like a SMALL MINORITY OF FANS?

    There are other recent matches he has experienced the same barrage against his managership, and what did he do> cup his hands to his ears!

    The lame excuse of we are only in our second Premiership season is a complete joke, are we the only team ever to be promoted?

    Sadly one of our co-owners David Gold on twitter seems to bury his head in the sand like Sam. The reaction from supporters who have supported our great club for many years is not a passing phase, Allardyce is destroying everything West Ham have stood for and is now acceptable for no longer.

    It is time for Sam to leave the club, and take some of his signings with him, with pleasure!

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