Allardyce is still copping it from a section of the Hammers support over their style of play in the cut-throat Championship.
Midfielder Collison says: "The fans want us to play well and win. We all want that but now the important thing is to get results. Whether that's with a long ball and a flick on or 10 to 15 passes isn't important. Sam is worried about winning games. And all the players are behind him.
"He is a great man-manager and we all feel we've made big strides under him.
"Sam can dish out rollickings and tells it like it is, we respect that. But we've also seen him in action on the dancefloor at the Christmas party on a boat on the Thames.
"He might be getting on a bit but the gaffer can still shake those snake hips.
"All the lads warmed to him after that and I'd not be embarrassed to copy some of his moves myself."