Allardyce is cracking. The guy is off his trolley. The fans clearly got to him last night and his ego is bruised. Big time.
I fired off a volley last night as soon as I read his criticism of the fans but, unless the interview I read was heavily edited, he has built upon yesterday's comments, widening the divide between himself and those who pay to see the team play.
Just listen to him! According to Allardyce we should be "harmonious" because we have only "lost three at home all season". Well excuse us. Southampton have only lost twice at home all season and have drawn just three times. Saints fans have enjoyed FIFTEEN home victories whilst West Ham season ticket holders have witnessed just NINE. Southampton fans have celebrated FORTY TWO home goals, West Ham fans just TWENTY EIGHT!
He complains: "The pressure is on us like it is every week. We have more pressure on us than anyone else, but we have to live with that and deliver, and today we did. Let's hope we do on Saturday."
So why is the pressure on us more than anybody else exactly? The Southampton and Reading players aren't under pressure then? Promotion doesn't matter to them perhaps? Allardyce seems to think we are the biggest team in the division. Cobblers. Leeds have won titles and been in a Champions League final. They are a bigger club by far. Leicester were the pre season favourites to win the division. Southampton are top, and have been for most of the season, and everybody wants to beat the team at the top.
He goes on: "I looked at the facts, and the facts are that at Burnley we've out-played them, out-passed them, away from home, and all the other six teams recently we've done exactly the same, that we've drawn against."
The facts are:
1. We had to come from behind against Burnley and Leeds. At no point in either game were we in control of the match.
2. We only drew against Middlesbrough courtesy of an incredibly lucky goal.
3. Doncaster - bottom of the table - finished as the stronger team at Upton Park in a shameful 1-1 home draw.
4. We had to come from behind at home to Watford and only salvaged a point with a goal three minutes from the end.
5. We were played off the park in the first half against Palace.
Those are the facts but Allardyce claims: "The only team we didn't outplay was Southampton with 10 men recently, and that's probably eight games ago."
Well that's ten games ago actually but who is counting? But what Allardyce doesn't seem to grasp is that we have only played one decent team in that run of games. Leeds shipped seven goals in their next home game after we struggled to score one. Watford and Doncaster are crap. Cardiff were punch drunk after the penalty shoot out defeat against Liverpool (It took us six months to recover from ours!). Burnley were without their leading scorer. Middlesbrough had lost their previous game 3-0. Palace are mid table. Peterborough are seventh from bottom and have now lost 8 home games. We SHOULD be outplaying these teams. And we should be BEATING them! COMFORTABLY.
He goes on: "It didn't start off from there though [the media] - it started off from other managers many years ago, because they got jealous because I kept beating them."
You what? He sounds like a spoilt brat complaining about being bullied. Is he seriously asking us to believe that he tried to beat Arsenal at Wenger's game? What an arse.
But he's not finished! He boasts: "It's there and I just have to carry on, I don't let it affect me personally, I just know what's good for the players at West Ham, I know what's good for West Ham as a football club, and I know how to win football matches."
No you don't you pompous, arrogant twat. You know how to NOT LOSE games. If you knew how to WIN games we would be top of the table and as good as promoted. If you know how to win games, why didn't we beat Palace, Doncaster, Watford, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Burnley? If we'd lost two of those and won four, we would have netted 12 points instead of the Allardyce return of 6. That's a fact, a damning fact, the most damning fact of all!
He has the cheek to moan, "I'm sick of all that rubbish"! He's sick of it? He should try paying to watch it, then he might have a better understanding of why the fans are so hacked off!