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Sam Allardyce to meet the Grim Reaper?

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Sam Allardyce has come under huge scrutiny from every possible angle this season. Fans of the East Londoners took to displaying their displeasure at the recent game against West Bromwich Albion by showcasing a banner that stated " Fat Sam Out - Killing WHU".

In a poll taken by 16 various independent West Ham fanzines and websites 77% of those who voted said that it was about time that Allardyce is dismissed. 

Fans of the Club have mainly hit out at the former defender for choosing a style of game play that is viewed as being dull and boring. "The Hammers" faithful want to see a more "attractive" brand of football from their team instead of a highly defensive team that keeps on trying to play with the ball in the air and not the ground.

Fellow Premier League manager Jose Mourinho also hit out at Allardyce's tactics recently labelling them as being part of a footballing brand that belonged to the 19th Century after Allardyce managed to hold Chelsea to a goalless draw earlier this year. 

Big Sam joined West Ham in the summer of 2011 after they were relegated from the Premier League. The Bolton Wanderers legend promised the East London faithful that he would bring "attractive" football to the club instead of the boring, long-ball style of play that he is associated with.

Allardyce successfully led West Ham back towards the Premier League, after beating both Cardiff City and Blackpool, keeping in line with the Club's traditions as being a Premier League Club.

The Upton Park outfit saw themselves slump to a fourth consecutive defeat at the hands of the Baggies last weekend, who are also battling against relegation to the Skybet Championship. Their latest result has taken away the sense of security from "The Irons" faithful as they are now drifting just five points away from the dreaded drop-zone. 

Allardyce has also angered the fans with what can be viewed as a bad set of transfers this season. He spent £40million to acquire the services of Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Matt Jarvis and Modibo Maiga in an attempt to bolster the East London outfit's attack.

All four of those signings have unfortunately for Allardyce amassed a mere four goals between themselves in the league. A statistic that is simply unacceptable for a team that aspires to finish within the top half of the table. 

Their next game sees West Ham going up against Tottenham at the Boleyn Ground. The Hammers are hoping to get at least a draw from the fixture which would render it mathematically impossible for them to be relegated.

Even though Allardyce would have kept in-line with tradition by guaranteeing West Ham another full season of top-flight football, his position as manager is anything but that. 

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