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February 08, 2018, 03:13:23 AM
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As always happens with unpopular managers, people go big with the criticism no matter what he says.

Frankly Iím more interested in how we perform on the pitch than what he comes out with in interviews.



February 08, 2018, 02:27:34 PM
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Nah, sometimes your familiar contrarianism is valid and logical.

On this occasion though, his comments, and the attitude behind the comments, are completely indefensible.

Donít get me wrong, his comments arenít what I would come out with, but I donít think heís committed some heinous crime.

Heís said the players played crap against Arsenal. They did. So heís not lying.

The next question is whether thatís an effective motivator, whether it has the opposite effect, or whether it doesnít have much effect at all.

On that, well who really knows? Different managers have different styles. Mourinho singles out individuals. Wenger sees no wrong. Allardyce it seems insults the collective.

I guess you can make an argument for any approach and all have their pros and cons. And a communication style has to fit the giver and the receiver, so thereís no one size fits all.

As I say, not my choice of words, but we have bigger concerns than some post match comments.

February 08, 2018, 02:55:29 PM
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He set up to defend with a player in a very important position right in front of the CH's who can't and hasn't been arsed all season in Schneiderlin . He left Rooney and Siggurdsson the bench and blames the players for not holding onto any possession against arguably the best passing side in the league . He is an embarrassment to this club and needs to be fucked off in May ( if not now) so as we don't have to right off next season before it has even began .

Agreed, it was a poor team selection and embarrassing result. Iíd much rather judge Allardyce on the performances and results across the end of the season.

On the basis that they continue in a similar vein to how heís started, which wouldnít much surprise me, Iíd be laying out the feelers and fucking him off when our dream managerial appointment, whoever that is, becomes available.

I donít want us sacking him without a plan though for who comes next. Iíd really like us to get our next appointment right.