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Allardyce denies blaming individual players for West Ham slide

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has rubbished claims he's blaming certain players for their struggles this season.

He wrote in the London Evening Standard: "There's inevitably whispers and rumours when things aren't going well and there has been another suggestion that I'm blaming individuals publicly for mistakes, rather than taking the blame myself.

"My answer is that we all have to take responsibility, everyone. We all have to strive for maximum performance, keep a tight unit and results will follow. Yes, we all know our goals tally hasn't been good enough and that really is the bottom line. We've been drawing and losing matches instead of drawing and winning and that has cost us dearly."

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