'The players’ night out, scheduled to take place after Monday’s home game against Swansea City, has been postponed as a consequence. “It is not needed at the moment and because of the position we were in when I first arrived here,” Allardyce said.
“I told the players I will pay them back when they come out of Christmas and into January in a better position. They can go and socialise at the right time. As a manager it was very important that the players, in today’s environment with social media, were not seen to be out enjoying themselves too much.
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“They have turned things around already for me but [the festive schedule] is our biggest demand. It is probably not overall because a lot has been demanded already with their season starting in July with Europe, and the injuries. A lot has been demanded of the players and Christmas will be the same.
“The party is off until there is a period of time when we are in a very good position and I can tell the lads they can have the relaxing time that they deserve. But whatever they do I don’t want a phone call telling me they’ve been in trouble or they will be in even more trouble with me.”'
Starting to like this feller. Ha!
Bit harsh. A win tonight and we're as far off top 4 as we are from the drop.