Do I think fans will boo him? Yes. Do I think he will receive applause from supporters? Yes. Who will be the loudest? The booers.
From the moment he arrived at West Ham there was a sizeable anti-Big Sam brigade. You need only look on the West Ham internet forums and overhear conversations down the pub to get a feeling there were plenty who’d rather not see Sam in charge.
He did what was asked of him and for that he is due credit but he could have gone about it differently. Some of the football we played under Allardyce was absolutely horrific and I never felt he bought into the ethos of the club. His attitude towards the FA Cup and our youth players was also, in my mind, a disgrace.
Needless to say, Allardyce dominates this issue. My thanks to Brian Williams and Emily Pulham for their views and as you’ll see in our popular feature Pub Talk feature, he still divides opinion.