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Author Topic: The big man, the boss; Big Sam  (Read 188241 times)

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February 11, 2018, 05:16:21 PM
Reply #15


He's shameless. A tiny bit of humility and self awareness goes a long way sometimes.

Unfortunately, self awareness is not something he has in his locker or will be able to use. A sense of omnipotence and narcissism on the other hand....

February 12, 2018, 01:35:51 PM
Reply #16


Let's see if he does a decent job next season, he feels very much flavour of the day

Started well at Wednesday but then struggled. Apparently not the easiest of characters to get on with.

February 12, 2018, 01:49:41 PM
Reply #17


He's beaten:

Swansea H
Huddersfield H
Crystal Palace H
Leicester H
Newcastle A

I refuse to believe he was the only manager capable of doing that for us.

Could also argue, just as he does that the defeats have nothing to do with him because he is ignoring their instructions, then by that logic, the Victories against lesser opposition could be just down to the players doing their own thing. Or simply, having better players and those better players winning those individual battles. A mark of a good manager would be seeing those individual battles won against better opposition or having a plan away from home against West Bromwich Albion.

February 13, 2018, 07:29:16 PM
Reply #18


Nah, I think the Mosh is looking for a Hollywood signing....or Silva.

February 21, 2018, 02:48:17 AM
Reply #19


There are many similarities between Sam and Trump.

So many. Thin skinned, narcissistic, defelects blame - everything good is down to him,everything bad is the fault of the other. Reacts like a child when criticised, has illusions of grandeur “I would do well at Real Madrid” Allardyce. Sure, Sam. They would love your style of football at the Bernabéu.

February 26, 2018, 07:38:20 PM
Reply #20


Can you imagine how the players feel when they get constantly slagged off by the manager, I know they need to take some of the blame but must be hard when they get thrown under a bus after every defeat and no praise whatsoever when we get the odd win.

Must do wonders for team morale and cohesion, two prerequisites for taking this job on in the state it was in.

March 05, 2018, 02:04:01 AM
Reply #21


Rumours of Shakespeare and Allardyce not seeing eye to eye on defensive strategy. Shakespeare in, Allardyce out?

March 06, 2018, 02:05:47 AM
Reply #22


I think the dislike of Allardyce and the total focus on finding anything and everything to use against him masks a much more serious issue - there were and still are major issues within the club. More specifically there have been issues within the squad going back quite a time. When Sam goes what a task facing the next manager! How long does a new man need to put his stamp on a team and start to see positive results from his efforts? Some of those issues are sheer bad luck like the injuries or loss of form. Some new signings will work straight away (usually those with recent PL experience) some take ages to bed in. A very few turn out to be just not good enough. Players age, some slowly some quickly, young players develop at a different pace from each other. And some managers just get it wrong and some get it right.
Have we really got the patience to wait for someone else to come in and start at square one again with the months possibly seasons, it will take?
Whilst Sam is here we need to use his experience to move us as far forward as he can take us. I still believe one thing (perhaps the only thing?) he will bring is that by the end of the season he will have a squad who genuinely play for him as a team. That is what he has consistently achieved in the past. I don't particularly care whether it's attractive or nor in the short term as the longer term is more important.  Once that group of players is identified and playing as a team then the next manager has a clear starting position to move from. Without that starting position we can add yet another season on to the time it will take whilst he first of all sorts that chaos.

So you think a manager who has awful tactics, statiscally the worst in the league, who then blames the players when it goes wrong and tells everyone it’s all him when we win against garbage like Huddlesfield, will “genuinely play for him as a squad” ?

Stay off the drugs.

March 08, 2018, 12:11:28 AM
Reply #23


Heard that Allardyce will be sacked if we fail to beat Brighton, and that the atmosphere at the training ground is 'toxic'.

Every time I go online I hope for this, at least the start of a rumour he will be gone.