No pressure game? Cobblers. this must be the last straw that breaks the camel's back surely. Today was utterly and completely disgraceful and shameful. Never mind playing kids, the team played without pride, without spirit, without organisation and without shape. And who is to blame for that exactly?
Sullivan and Gold now have to act. If Allardyce can't motivate the likes of Jarvis and Downing to put in a shift - and neither broke sweat all afternoon despite sharing the armband - then what function does he serve?
Look at Downing. He was substituted and promptly headed down the tunnel. He was supposed to be the captain for the day, and he couldn't even be bothered to hang around to give moral support to the kids sent out to the slaughter by Allardyce. And quite how the youngsters recover from this, God only knows.
Mind you, Nolan wasn't playing because Nolan is out of control at West Ham, as two red cards in a month show. He knows he is untouchable under Allardyce, no matter how badly he plays, so why does he need to worry? And when others see that, how do they feel?
The club is now in total disarray. The owners know that you sack Allardyce at your peril, but how the hell can they continue to support him after this humiliation? It's on a par with that 6-0 League Cup semi-final hammering by Oldham for me - and we played three centre backs that day too, with the hopeless Gary Strodder drafted into the team. Mind you, even Strodder would walk into the current West Ham team.
Maiga, Downing, Jarvis - all disgraceful, and Morrison wasn't much better. We play Manchester City on Wednesday and it could end up a cricket score. No more excuses. No more whining about injuries. Downing, Maiga and Jarvis were all bought by Allardyce at a combined cost of over £20m and they couldn't be arsed today - they coasted.
Sacking Allardyce is now the only answer.