Well, I didn’t think he would do it, but he did. Despite being blindingly obvious to everyone else, Sam Allardyce again played Modibo Maiga up front on his own in the match against Hull, and – surprise, surprise – West Ham failed to score yet again. Not only that, but the referee conspired against us, inflicting a worrying 1-0 defeat with a very soft penalty decision.
As another fan reminded me today (I can’t remember who!), Einstein once said that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’m beginning to think that Mr Allardyce is indeed in La-La Land, and we are going to be in serious trouble very soon if something is not done now. The whole situation is laughable, as I mentioned in a previous post, but the chairmen must also take a large share of the blame as well as our one-dimensional manager. How we can end up with just one (injury prone) striker with no backup is beyond me.