Not much appears to have changed for the big former Hammer reckons Sam Allardyce can “hopefully build a squad which can fill the Olympic Stadium.”
Clearly “a Sam Man, Dowie said: “If West Ham are competing in the top-half of the league they will get big, big crowds. And I think Sam is slowly, but surely doing that.
“He cannot do it in one big hit, but in small stages he can.
“The co-chairmen will feel they have invested heavily and deserve to dream of the top-six, but I believe if they are top-10 and above it is an amazing achievement.”
He believes the manager has been handed the perfect chance to kick things off in style against Spurs.
He said: “Sam will be rubbing his hands and looking forward to that.
“It is certainly not a game that I feel Spurs will be looking forward to, that’s for sure.”