In short, Sam Allardyce’s tenure at West Ham has been a success.

He has achieved everything that has been asked of him. Promotion at the first time of asking. Establish the team in the Premier League. Play a more attacking and aesthetically pleasing style of football. He’s done it all.

But that hasn’t really been enough for some fans, has it? And it’s no wonder when you consider the way in which Allardyce has conducted himself throughout some of the club’s more testing periods of his four years in charge.

His reluctance to shoulder the blame for poor performances/results and the general perception that he has no respect for the fans is partly why he appears to have alienated himself from the supporters over the years.

Which is exactly what Crippy Cooke explains in our ‘Article of the Day.’

Read Crippy’s views on Allardyce below…