Allardyce: A very good season

Sam Allardyce paid tribute to what he feels has been a ‘very

good’ season for West Ham, with his side’s home form and discipline

the reasons for success.

Allardyce was speaking after watching his side beat Reading 4-2

thanks to a hat-trick from Kevin Nolan.

The West Ham boss felt that the game reflected a fantastic

season for the club, with the Hammers able to establish a top-half

finish in their first year back in the top flight.

“It was a fantastic end of the season and fantastic

entertainment value,” Allardyce said.

“Just a great end to a very good season. It is great to see the

players and fans appreciate what they have done for each other this

season.

“We had a full house again, and it gives for a good summer for

us all. We can look back on this season with great fondness in what

we have done and achieved.”

Speaking regarding the reasons for the side’s successful

adaptation to the Premier League, Allardyce said: “We have a

disciplined team with good ethics and good basics, and we have only

lost four games at home, all to teams in the top seven.”