A smattering of boos were heard on the final whistle, but they were not from Hull fans.  West Ham fans were reacting to a negative performance against a ten man, though strong, Hull team.  There was very little pressing or urgency from us, the goals arriving courtesy of a penalty and an own goal.  Upton Park looks like it is to remain a bedrock of uncertainty and tension until the season is over, following which I expect Allardyce and us to part ways.

I'm still slightly torn on this, under Zola or Grant this would have been a give it all game ending in defeat, instead in turns out to be a very defensive victory.  Whoever does take over will have a big burden of expectation in terms of 'entertainment', without necessarily having the personnel to see it through.  We must be careful what we wish for…

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