Credit where credit is due. Southampton have sustained their form all season long and Reading have put together the most amazing charge over the final two thirds of the season. Allardyce is blaming our "home hoodoo" in the most pathetic of styles, trying to hoodwink fans and critics into not seeing the blindingly obvious, that he has constructed a team without guile and balance which can hit teams on the break - thus our excellent away record - but which is utterly clueless at home when the onus is on us to attack.
Amazingly, there are still Allardyce defenders on here, but I suspect that is pride fcuking with them. Anybody with an once of humility will recognise that their backing of Allardyce was utterly misguided. Let's go through their defence shall we?
First off it was that the table doesn't lie and that we occupied a promotion place. Well that argument is well and truly buggered isn't it?
Then it was that Allardyce has turned us into a lean, mean defensive machine. Try telling that to Ipswich, Reading and Birmingham!
Then there was the "Look at how many players he had to ship out and bring in" argument. Oh yes? Then how do you account for Birmingham's position, given they had to move out more and had to cope with the Europa League too. Oh, and how much did Birmingham spend in the summer? Or in January?
The truth is, Allardyce has fcuked up big time, and so have all those "fans" who backed him to succeed. But hang on, I'm misreading this because I am in Romania apparently! Hammers fans are happy apparently! We are confident of winning promotion via the play offs seemingly. That was always Allardyce's game plan stupid!
Fools! Fools! Fools! As Benjamin would scream as the club of Greenwood and Lyall is carted off to the knackers!