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Allardyce gets hump with Dier

New allardyceTottenham goalscorer Eric Dier’s comment that West Ham play direct football … and play it well has gone down very badly with Sam Allardyce.

The Hammers boss – perhaps not unnaturally – was in touchy mood after the defeat by Spurs.

And Dier’s remark appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in Sam’s world.

Noe did Allardyce appear to have any regrets about staying with his one-up system rather than send on another front man to tray to change things.

He said: ” I listened to the Tottenham lad saying we played direct football. He must have been at a different match.

“We outplayed, out created Spurs.When you have had 20 attempts and the opposition had hardly any, why do you need another striker on.”

However, the official stats don’t entirely bear out Allardyce’s analysis as whilst the Irons had 18 attempts just four of them were on target with Spurs managing the same number from 10 attempts.

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2 comments on “Allardyce gets hump with Dier

  1. Sam as always is deluded! & as we know arrogant. It does not matter how many attempts you have it’s putting in the back of the net that counts, give Dier credit he took his goal well. Carlton didn’t or Vaz Tae, but then again Carroll did no better last season. BFS is not bothered if he is sacked, he will come out of it well. The Owners it seemed made some good signings we need a manager who can work with them.

  2. I heard this yesterday about twenty attempts on goal – it depends what you mean by an attempt – I can only remember Lloris making a couple of saves and none of them really outstanding!

    Carlton Cole up on his own is a complete waste of time – he was hopeless as was Vaz Te, Noble’s penalty miss was a choker but the game seemed to be drifting to a 0-0 draw until Tottenham’s late goal.

    I also saw Poccetino saying it was a great Tottenham team performance – i thought Tottenham were really poor and looked particularly lightweight.

    The only bright things were that Cresswell looked good and tried a couple of tricks, Kouyate looked very good and energetic – I was a little surprised thst he is so willowy, I can’t see him as a defender. When Valencia came on he looked quality, doing more in a short time than Cole did in the rest of the match.

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