Allardyce pleads for good behaviour

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WEST Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants Saturday's London derby with Millwall to make headlines around the world – for all the right reasons.

The violent scenes that marred the infamous Carling Cup clash between the two sides at Upton Park in August 2009 brought the issue of hooliganism in English football to the forefront of the international press.

But Allardyce is hoping for another quiet afternoon off the pitch after the Lions and the Hammers played out an incident-free goalless draw at The Den in September.

"I wasn't told of any incident in the last game and it was superbly planned and policed by everybody and everything went according to plan," he told West Ham's official website.

"People have to be responsible for their actions including me as a manager, the players on the pitch and the supporters who come to watch the game.

"It will be live on TV and we'll be portraying our football to people around the globe and we want to put on a good show and a good spectacle for the right reasons."

Conor Sefton


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