West Ham v Everton: Allardyce feels support from Hammers fans

West Ham v Everton: Sam Allardyce believes he is finally starting to win over the Hammers faithful after solid start to the season

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Sam Allardyce's men host Everton on Saturday Photo: Back Page Images

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Sam Allardyce believes he is beginning to win over the West Ham faithful after initial concerns over his appointment.

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The Hammers are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table after an impressive start to the campaign following their promotion from the Championship last term.

Allardyce, who took over at Upton Park in June 2011, admits it has taken time to win the support of Hammers fans but now feels he has their backing.

He said: “I have felt the whole of this season to be different because we are no longer the creme de la creme, as we were in the Championship. We’re backs to the wall sometimes and the supporters understand that.

“This season, too, our home form has been really good when it was a problem for a while last term.

“Even when we’ve lost, the crowd has appreciated what we’ve tried to do. The Chelsea turnaround was a huge booster for everybody.

“When I knew I was coming here, I contacted a number of people who are West Ham through and through and they told me what the fans really commit to.

“They like to see somebody wearing the shirt who is committed to giving 100 per cent.”

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