Allardyce’s ‘football’ has made my mind up!

11 years ago I took a decision to buy season tickets at Upton Park for myself and my then 6 year old son. Annually, it has become an accepted part of the family expenditure; a significant commitment but one that, frankly, hasn’t even been up for consideration.

This year I have taken the decision that we will not be renewing, unless there is a change of management.

I have no idea how many other folk are contemplating a similar protest vote, I certainly know of a few. Equally, it would be churlish to think, for even a moment, that any gesture like this will have any impact. Our owners have shown a steely determination and single mindedness this season more than any other. It is clear that, for them, Allardyce guarantees survival and, for the next two years at any rate, that is literally all they care about.

So, they will accept route one football played with no style or finesse and, worse than that, they tacitly endorse a manager who openly denigrates the concept of any West Ham way and mocks the club’s own supporters.

The words on this page have no way of conveying the heavy heart with which this decision is taken but, given my feelings at 4.50pm most weekends this past 9 months I can no longer justify the outlay. Sado-masochism has never really been my thing but in any event, the pain aspect of that particular equation now far outweighs the pleasure.

Claret and Blues Pundits fail again!

Despite our reputation for doom and gloom, it is interesting to note that out of our 22 contributing prediction league participants, 17 expected us to beat Crystal Palace.

That means a -1 score for most this week and little change in the overall standings. Just one correct prediction (and a perfect score to boot) goes to AoF. Congratulations, sir – although I know you have already alluded to your sadness of reaching the dizzy heights of mid-table obscurity in this way.

With 3 games to go, there is still a lot to play for in this one.

Contributor WHU vs CPFC

Points

Total

kelvedonHammer 2 – 1

-1

12

Alan Carter 2 – 1

-1

10

American

Hammer

2 – 0

-1

10

ClaretNBlues 2 – 1

-1

10

The Masked Magician 2 – 1

-1

10

Chunky 2 – 1

-1

8

Roshi 1 – 0

-1

8

AoF 0 – 1

5

7

FrankieMacsJockStrap 2 – 1

-1

7

Headmaster 3 – 1

-1

7

ADeludedCoker 1 – 0

-1

6

Essex Hammer 1 – 1

0

6

Harry – son of HM 1 – 0

-1

6

4737Carlinsir 0 – 0

0

5

Bomad 2 – 1

-1

5

DevoDevo 1 – 1

0

5

Digger 4 – 1

-1

5

West Ham lose again, at home.

This time we lose to Crystal Palace.

No disrespect there, Pulis has turned them into a decent outfit  and as I posted yesterday, this was a game I feared for many reasons.

We had a couple of decent penalty shouts as it happens. On another day we might have nicked something.

We will stay up, I’m pretty sure of that already.

But let’s be clear people, this is categorically NOT West Ham. This is football of the worst kind.

“and the west ham man of the match is……….” Who actually cares? They were ALL shi#

You renew your season ticket if you want to. Me?

 

No.

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