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Author Topic: The big man, the boss; Big Sam  (Read 203989 times)

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March 03, 2018, 11:39:48 PM
Reply #165


Worryingly there are still quite a lot of points to play for.


Luckily we already have seven more than the teams who would need to catch us though, with what looks like on paper a decent home game next one up.

March 04, 2018, 04:32:50 PM
Reply #166


Well said sir. Excellent prediction. This quote was plucked from the first couple of pages of THIS thread.

If you never liked, or wanted, Sam go back to the first 10 pages of this thread and read them for a laugh, and just see how some opinions have changed in approx 2 months.

If you were a Sam fan you may want to skip those pages, you may choke on your vomit.

Canít really take too much credit for that post, I thought it was just so bloody obvious to be honest.

March 06, 2018, 12:08:06 AM
Reply #167


Oh ! Now that you say it !

Well we're paying him for something so may as well let him earn it.

Going back to Allardyce, to wait until we're mathematically safe before binning him would probably trigger him receiving a survival bonus he doesn't deserve, so I'd bin him within the next 5 minutes, just get rid. We're not going down, Allardyce or no Allardyce.

March 06, 2018, 03:41:33 AM
Reply #168


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.

Players have already decided he's toast pal. Not sure what you're seeing.

March 07, 2018, 05:00:26 PM
Reply #169


I think thereís more danger with him here than if we got rid now if Iím honest

This. He's not improved results since he's come in, not improved how we play, not motivated anyone and continues to make mystifying decisions and selections. The players look like they need fresh impetus.

I would like to say Unsworth but seeing how he fucked about with the team when he came in, chopping and changing, switching formations 2-3 times within one game, I don't think he's up to the job if I'm honest, he seems to be wanting to keep everyone happy instead of leading.

I'd genuinely ask Marco Silva if he wants to audition his talents till the end of the season. He's got nothing to lose and a very nice contract to gain. Similarly with us.

March 08, 2018, 02:38:12 AM
Reply #170


The soccer 'pundits' on TSN were saying Silva would be sat on a beach somewhere awaiting the call after that against Burnley. Please prove them right for once.

If he was sat on a beach he'd probably still be his suit from the night before. He always looked like he'd just come in from a heavy night at the casino to me.

March 08, 2018, 03:24:03 PM
Reply #171


I wonder if anyone will get the balls to point out the appalling stats since he took over and not let him waffle on in his usual delusional way about how great he is and how shit the club was before he took over. Surely the press know he's on borrowed time now, may as well get a decent article out of it.

March 08, 2018, 05:03:01 PM
Reply #172


Discussions about my payoff are ongoing so I obviously don't want to jeopardise my chances of getting my hands on all that undeserved cash.

March 08, 2018, 07:23:14 PM
Reply #173


It'd be nice if all the players wore T-shirts with 'Fuck off Sam' under their shirts so they could show it off if they score.  That might get the message across.

March 08, 2018, 08:04:46 PM
Reply #174


So he came out of retirement because he was excited about the long term plan that he wanted to be a part of.

Is he thick as well as stupid?