Time running out for Allardyce as Benitez hits shortlist

It looks like Sam Allardyce does not have time on his side after being beaten by Leicester at the weekend after what looked like a certain point for the Hammers.

To make matters worse for the big man, Rafa Benitez has been put on a “shortlist” of managers who could be replacing him if things turn ugly for the club. [Read more…]

Does the face of Big Sam fit West Ham’s future?

To answer the question set in the headline of this article as abruptly as possible: No.

Sam Allardyce was, despite what many may think, the right man for the West Ham United job when the club came calling in the summer of 2011. [Read more…]

Sakho gate continues – should Allardyce play him?

One of our top players is embroiled in a row with his own country and it looks like they are out for blood. Big Sam has been told not to play striker Diafra Sakho  until the row has been resolved.

Sakho has been the object of hatred from his own country, Senegal since he scored the Hammer’s match winner against Bristol City in the FA Cup. An injured Diafra Sakho had to pull out of the Africa Cup of Nations due to a back injury but came off the bench to nod home West Ham’s winner against a Bristol side that was really up for it.

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Allardyce: Stick or twist this summer?

West Ham produced another one-dimensional and uninspiring performance last night to battle past 10 man Hull City and win the game 2-1.

However, the biggest thing to come out of the game was not the three points, nor the fact that West Ham are now 11th in the Premier League Table and nor that we have almost secured our Premier League status for another year.

Last nights game was overshadowed by the booing of the home team by West Ham’s own supporters. [Read more…]

Hammers concerned over Guy Demel knock

The Hammers are concerned about Guy Demel, who was stretchered off during the club’s 2-0 away win to Cardiff City says assistant manager Neil McDonald.

Demel had to have oxygen after he went to ground in the first half of the match. [Read more…]

Allardyce has to go so let’s get Redknapp back

I’m sure a lot of Hammer fans are going to disagree with me on this one for various reasons but if truth be told, Allardyce has to be ‘launched’ and a new manager has to take his place pronto if the club is going to stay up in the Premiership and walk into their new Olympic stadium with their heads held high. [Read more…]

Allardyce backed by owners despite impossible task ahead

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been backed by owners Gold and Sullivan despite the seemingly impossible task that lies ahead of him. After the 5-0 FA Cup battering from Nottingham Forest, a lot of fans thought that he had to walk for the sake of the club. However, the owners have felt differently. [Read more…]

Wayne Rooney to face late fitness test ahead of Hammer clash

Wayne Rooney is to face a late fitness test ahead of the Hammers away match at Old Trafford on Saturday as manager David Moyes bids to find more goals from his strikeforce.

Rooney missed out on his team’s midweek League Cup quarter-final win at Stoke City due to a groin injury but manager Moyes seemed more upbeat about the player after today’s training session. [Read more…]