A recently discussed topic on Twitter amongst West Ham fans has been that Sam Allardyce has said that he won’t feel truly happy or accepted until hearing his name sung.
I have thought about this and I feel that he truly deserves his name sung and sung loudly for what he has done for the club and achieved so far, After taking over our fantastic club he has had to deal with the financial burden of our debt, pick the team up from what was an absolutely abysmal season under Avram Grant, adapt the team to his style of play and bring in his own players to suit this.
Where to start? Sam led the team to promotion from what I see as one of the most competitive leagues in Europe – the Championship. Any one of the teams in this league has the chance to beat any other in my opinion and granted we didn’t go up automatically but promotion was his target and he certainly delivered.
The signings he has made at West Ham are having a positive impact at the club such as Kevin Nolan, who is a excellent signing. Joey O’Brien has also been a good signing. When he signed for us, I thought he was a waste of space but he has definitely proved me wrong. Don’t get me wrong he’s not a world class player but he most certainly gives 110pc and what more can you ask for?
Matty Taylor is a similar type player, not to mention the players Big Sam has brought to the club in the past year such as Andy Carroll, Matt Jarvis, Yossi Benayoun, James Collins, Mohamed Diame who have all been fantastic signings and players that have been drawn in by him. Some Hammer fans still don’t like the way we are playing our football which is evident in their singing of “We’re West Ham United, we play on the floor” and that’s perfectly fine, it’s not going to be for everyone.
However I would prefer to be singing about the fact that West Ham are winning regardless of the style of play. One thing that cannot be denied is that fact he has us winning games now but not only that, he has us looking like a team that is not going to cave in after going behind, take for example the Stoke game.
Two to three years ago we would never have came out the second half and battered them. Interestingly is it is not always long balls, we do play some nice football. We look hard to break down, we are not conceding many goals and what more do you want from a club, its players and more importantly the manager? So let us give Big Sam Allardyce what he deserves in our next game and sing his name loudly and passionately the man deserves it:
BIG SAMS CLARET AND BLUE ARMY!!!