Allardyce brushes off calls for his head

sam-allardyceSam Allardyce has brushed off the boos and chants calling for his head following the shocking defeat at West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

As the reaction roared around the stadium and outside – where even chairman David Sullivan was disgracefully cornered by a posse as he left the stadium and subjected to an expletive filled attack – the manager remained unapologetic.

He said: “Fans get disappointed because there’s 6,500 who have travelled up here and we have built the FA Cup to be one of our big successes this year.

“When you have travelled this way and the performance has not been as good as they have experienced for most of this season they express their disappointment.

“I am going to defend the players because we couldn’t cope with the injury list and fixture list and it has not given us the level we can play at.

“I can’t afford to get disappointed in things like that, it’s about me supporting the players. They have given everything they could.

“It wasn’t enough but they have done their best. They have given so much in such a short period of time. They were dead on their feet.”


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7 comments on “Allardyce brushes off calls for his head

  1. “They have given so much in such a short period of time. They were dead on their feet.” While West Brom was on vacation at this time? Obviously it’s never his fault… he’s just an unlucky manager, poor thing…

  2. Well all said and done Sullivan was mobbed because of his number one employees pitiful and cowardly performance! I hope David thinks long and hard about that.

  3. Do I assume you think it’s acceptable that elderly gentlemen receive effing and blinding abuse?

  4. There you go again with this ‘elderly gentleman’ stuff!!

    I’m sure David Sullivan has heard a lot worse – the fans were letting off steam after witnessing a pathetic performance from our Team – a bit uncalled for, yes but I bet the guys involved regret it today!

    Move on, more important stuff needs sorting out.

    • When u reach the elderly gentleman stage you will realise how unpleasant and intimidating that stuff is …until then ??? “That elderly gentleman stuff” you say contemptuously without having a clue what it feels like.

  5. I agree that it must he intimadating for a small older guy like him to be surrounded by a bunch of deranged lunatics.Having said that i should think many would feel a little concerned to be in a similiar position whatever their age.Maybe he should have put the nut in,get in the first shot,lol.

  6. Would have made classic viewing actually.All these mad men shouting at him,he says nothing,puts the nut on the real loud mouthed one & casually walks to his car.Not that i condone violence obviously.

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