West Ham boss believes fans still on his side

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes only a minority of the club’s supporters have turned on him, as reported in the Evening Standard.

The travelling Hammers fans were vocal as ever at Manchester City on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup but were heard calling for Allardyce to leave the club throughout the second half.

A 5-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest followed by the 6-0 humiliation at City this week has caused a real divide between fans and the team and it appears things are at breaking point with a trip to Cardiff to come today.

Allardyce knows that last season’s impressive performance is now history, although he feels the majority of Hammers fans are still backing him to turn it around.

“Football mirrors life. There is less patience now — fans of any club, not particularly this one — can turn in the same game,” Allardyce said in his weekly column.

“You can be cheered and booed in the space of 90 minutes.

“I may have taken West Ham back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking and then helped them reach 10th spot last season but I know that doesn’t cut any ice now.

“That’s the way it is. I accept it, although I still believe the vocal criticism comes only from the minority.”

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