What a credit to the club! West Ham fans made up approximately 50% of the crowd at Peterborough and made their feelings clear about Allardyce's appalling tactics. And boy did they get his goat!
A clearly irritated Allardyce hit back after the game, going into yet another round of cringing self justification. Instead of trumpeting a vital win and talking about carrying the confidence gained from this victory into the crucial Reading game, Allardyce was on the defensive - there's a surprise! - and dared to criticise the fans who, yet again, had offered such fantastic support. It seems the chant, "We are West Ham, we play on the ground" was a little too pointed for Mr Long Ball.
Just listen to the obnoxious oaf!
Allardyce said: "The perception of some people is deluded as the facts about my teams clearly speak for themselves. It is a tag that has followed me around for a long time and one I'm never going to be able to shift. I can't do anything about that but I can win football matches."
"We have had to overcome home teams playing with a lot of energy in front of full houses throughout this season. We did it again here and once we got the goals, we out-passed and outplayed Peterborough. It was a good performance, although not as good as at Burnley on Saturday. We only drew that game though so everyone was miserable whereas they will be happy tonight."
Let's just address a few of those points. Yes you can win games Sam - 40% of them across your career. Not a brilliant record is it? Yes the opposition play with energy but that's not the same as skill is it? They play with the same energy against Southampton but Southampton outplay them don't they? And if we played better at Burnley, what does that say about tonight's performance exactly?
And one last point, these "deluded" people are fans of the club, fans raised on the traditions of the club, fans proud of the club and proud of the club's heritage, fans who PAY to follow the club rather than get paid to work for the club, fans who will be supporting the club long after you have gone Mr Allardyce. And if you don't like those fans and don't respect their opinion and hold their football knowledge in contempt, there's a very simple solution - Fcuk off back to Bolton!