Ok, I think it was 19th before the Watford game.
It would appear we were 16th after the Southampton defeat - 2 points off the drop zone, 4 points off the bottom - when we brought in Allardyce (he was already in before the West Ham game). I can't remember when we announced it, but we started that match in 17th place. So not 19th, but I'd hardly say it's a decent position or not near the bottom.
Unsworth was manager when we played West Ham, we were 13th when Allardyce took over