Sam Allardyce Has Proved His Worth to West Ham United in 3 Ways This Season

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Sam Allardyce Has Proved His Worth to West Ham United in 3 Ways This Season
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Sam Allardyce's return to the Premier League has already revealed a few things about his contribution to the team.

Having been sacked by Newcastle and Blackburn, Sam Allardyce was unemployed for 11 months. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't greeted with unanimous approval when he was appointed to be the saviour of West Ham.

The team had just suffered relegation to the Championship and Avram Grant was the one held responsible. Allardyce spoke to The Guardian about losing 40 players in 12 months, along with the expectancy of getting the Hammers back to the top flight.

I thought, have I done the right thing? It was not very nice, you know. Trudging through all this negativity. Not just from outside but from within the club. All this doom and gloom. Job losses…Every day there were problems.

Nevertheless, West Ham were back in the Premier League at the first attempt, via the playoffs. Allardyce had delivered on all expectations, but yet his detractors maintained he was unworthy of his position.

The West Ham team have defied this so far this year, making a solid start to the season. Allardyce must be given some credit for this continued resurgence, which is worthy of further investigation.

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