(Article submitted by Kevin in Manchester in response to "Allardyce shows his true colours")
You are wrong on so many levels to criticise Allardyce on the back of lat night's victory over Brighton.
Firstly Sam laid out his plan even before the season started ... play like security dogs away and more expansively at home. So the home bit hasn't worked out- the more reason why he should cling onto every point away from home. He also expressed last night how disappointed he was with the way we used the ball...not his fault if the players can't pass and and control a ball.
Secondly .. listening to Poyet after the game was pure West Ham.. we were beat but we played the best football.. well, that will get you what you deserve, as you say mid table or worse.
Thirdly earlier in the season you were warning that we had not played any of the big teams and I think you quoted Brighton .. well, now we have been there and tonked them. So rejoice!
Fourthly we are a classic championship side - a collection of old war horses, has beens, not quite good enoughs and youngsters with potential but still scarred from three years of mismanagement and disaster. You say we should wipe the floor with average teams but why? We are an average team .. which is what most of your posts subconsciously or otherwise admit and what I believe is at the root cause of your rage: you can't accept it even though you know it.
Fifthly we have stuck four goals past four sides this season already - and I can't remember if West ham have ever managed that before, so to characterise the team as clueless hoofers is just wrong.
Finally give the guy a break: he's been in charge for 13 league games and in that time shipped out 19 and imported 12 players, and still managed to score more goals and win more games than all bar Southampton, a well drilled team that's played together for a couple of seasons now.