West Ham wait for bitter Allardyce clash


West Ham could be confronted by a desperate former boss Sam Allardyce next Sunday in another major survival battle for the old fella.

David Moyes’ decision to shove all his eggs into the European basket on Thursday could become dramatic or traumatic.

It means that a possibly bitter Allardyce will arrive looking for a first win since taking over at Leeds as he bids to save his team from relegation. And he may feel very happy to beat a club who let him leave.

A win or draw would be enough to take Leeds out of the relegation area on Sunday. However, the Hammers would be in little trouble of the drop even then especially if Leicester are beaten by Liverpool tonight. That would leave the Foxes incapable of catching us along of course with Southampton who are now down.

If the result goes West Ham’s way and Liverpool win, it will mean that the Hammers’ safety could become officially safe on Saturday afternoon if Everton fail to win away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Should Leicester lose but Everton win, West Ham need just a point next Sunday at home to Leeds United to clinch their survival.

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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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