Today's result should open a few eyes. Fans have been falling over themselves to hail Allardyce as some sort of genius because he has guided West Ham to second place in the table, but some of us - a very small hub or cabal - have kept pointing out that this is a crap division and that any "improvement" is ephemeral and illusory.
"Cobblers!" the Allardyce Acolytes yell. Well I give you three scores:
Zola 5 Burnley 3
Avram 5 Burnley 1
Allardyce 1 Burnley 2
There is your Allardyce revolution in a nutshell!