Allardyce: “A well deserved victory”

BurkeYou won’t be unduly surprised to learn that Sam Allardyce believes today’s display against bottom of the table Burnley represented “a well deserved victory.”

Speaking after the one goal defeat of the ten men, he said:  ““It was a very good performance in the second half, but not so much the first, and of course we got our second penalty of the season and it was so important for us in the end because we scored it.

“It was a good performance by the players stepping up to the mark to replace those who are injured and Reece Burke again I have to mention on his second appearance.

It took him until Thursday to recover [from QPR] physically and mentally because he was so tired, but he did another good job.

“It was a well-deserved victory but we should have won it by an awful lot more.”

He added on West Ham TV: “It’s been clear to everybody that we have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net, even though we created chance after chance.

“I wouldn’t say all of it were bad finishing, because a lot of it was good defending and very good goalkeeping, particularly the save from Enner Valencia just after we’d scored the penalty.

“We go the nerve-ends jangling for everybody because, with three minutes to go, we know we were 1-0 up and what has happened to us in the recent past. We coped with it very well, so it was a very good win.”


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6 comments on “Allardyce: “A well deserved victory”

  1. Burke must keep his place 2 clean sheets as a defender,
    Lucky with at he sending off and what was the problem with Nolan not scoring ?
    I am surprised Nolan never took the penalty he and his dad are so desperate for that goal.
    Just think if Nene had started up top with Valencia and Nolan had sat with dad what the score could have been,

  2. Agreed bubs. Can someone please tell me how Nolan started with Nene left on the bench for 80 minutes? When Nene came on he changed the entire dynamics of our football. We were packer, far more threatening and certainly more entertaining. As for the inspired substitution of Cole for Valencia!! I truly believe BFS is putting two figures up to the fans and the board. How so many applaud the introduction of Cole baffles me. He cannot hold the ball up, he cannot climb for headers, he lacks any sort of pace and is now a bloody embarrassment. We simply cannot play with both Nolan and Noble together. I am the first to admit that Song has lost form but an off form Song is better than Nolan. Dave and Dave, please rid us of Allardyce so that we can bid a farewell to Nolan, O’Brien, Jarvis, Demil and Cole. COYI

    • Kenny I would add Carroll to the list of farewells.Brendan Rogers was right to get rid of him.He has been a financial liability since he came to WHU..If he were a thoroughbred he would have been put down long ago.

  3. It really makes me wonder about Sam’s training regimes when he tells us that an eighteen year old professional athlete who ought to be in the peak condition of his life, takes five days to recover from a 90 minute football match. On the other hand perhaps he is just talking his usual bo**ocks.

  4. First half was lacklustre and uninspiring football, hammers had the numerical advantage and still couldn’t bring about any flair. They lacked any confidence on the ball, granted, partly due to BFS poor starting selection. Second half, mild improvement till Nene came on and the game took an entirely new entertaining dynamic feel. How on earth BFS is selecting his starting team bewilders me, his selection and style of play is horrific. BFS needs to seriously go. To have Nene sitting on the bench for most of the game (not just this game but all the past since we got Nene), while such poor football was being played is a total disgrace to BFS. Love to see Nene paired with Valencia up front, some serious mayhem those two players could cause if both on form (and given the opportunity to play together). Nolan looked more intent on shouting and gaining his breath than playing any half decent football. Switching Valencia for Cole was a total sin to say the least. Either BFS is a terrible manager, or…he simply doesn’t know (or care to know) his players and how they gel. Sad to say, but, it pains me to watch west ham play under Sam. I’m wishing the rest of this season away and hoping for drastic changes come summer. Thank goodness that isn’t far away!

  5. Nolan is only there to score this wonder goal Valencia was fault last week,who,s fail this week ?
    That’s probably why Valencia was subbed for Cole,
    Why did we not take the money for Cole 2 months ago ?
    Is Nene going to get a contract with limited game time for directors to judge him?
    Lots of questions never any answers and Sparrow you are correct when you are 18 and having the time of your life you can run for ever,another BFS blunder.

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