In the very week that Sam Allardyce is being hailed for his tactical genius after the thunderous thrashing that was dished out to a limp Tottenham Hotspurs side at White Hart Lane, some boffins within the Verywestham camp have spoiled all the fun by subjecting the much lauded one to some cold statistical scrutiny.
Overall, the cuddly from Dudley ranks as the 45th most successful manager – one place below the hapless Avram Grant and two places below Alain dePardew. Of note, the most successful ever Hammers Premiership boss was the incomparable Sir Trevor Brooking who managed a 67% win rate during his three games in charge and is thus ranked 6th overall.
Cool and unflappable!
Other computer statistics have highlighted how the Hammers are simply not winning enough of their own throw ins and concede a whopping 52% of possession from throw ins that are taken in the oppositions half of the pitch!Science - bitch!