Allardyce: “Irons must carry on spending”

sam-allardyceSam Allardyce has told the West Ham owners they must carry on spending.

Out of contract in June and with uncertainty hanging over him after an inconsistent  season, the manager reckons the club has exceeded expectations over recent campaigns.

And he believes that has raised expectations around the Boleyn which can only be met by a spend, spend, spend policy.

As for himself, he said: “I am doing what I did here in year two, my contract was running out then, we overachieved that year.

“At the end of the season we will look at the squad and say ‘it is capable of this, but not able to sustain that’.”

We do no wish to misquote the manager so the next one is given as  repeated although it looks a tad mangled and difficult to understand.

He claimed: “We have got more players that when we get players in, which everybody has to do to grow and get better, they are better than what we have got to make sure we can sustain the growth we are achieving at this moment in time.”

He added: “There was one spell when we won six, drew three and only lost one, we would have all loved to repeat that, but it has not been quite within our capabilities.

“The reasons why are clear in my mind. Some of the players that were top drawer when they joined us for the first time this season have found the pace of the Premier League a little tougher going, while injuries are a big factor again.

“We have won without Winston Reid, James Tomkins, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia – you tell me anybody else that has four regular players missing that would have got results?”

“We still have more of the teams below us to play than the teams above us and if we continue how well we have done, not losing, we will pick up a good few points,” he said.

“Hopefully we will finish a bit stronger and come back with a bit of a bang.”


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4 comments on “Allardyce: “Irons must carry on spending”

  1. What a load of old rot,players that could not take the pace of the premier,like who Sakho,Valencia,Kouyate,Cresswell and Jenkinson when did there form drop ?
    Song,Zarate,Alfitano only Song has struggled of late,Zarate does not count s BFS never gave him a chance and at the moment Alfitano is out of the Fat Mans favor,
    Now Nolan,O,Brien,Cole and Jarvis have all struggled possible can’t cope with premship
    Pressure ?
    A poor tradesman blames his tools BFS,
    you are the problem not the new players they have to much class and intelligence for you
    You are the under achiever and need to go somewhere that now needs your special talents
    Possibly Malta or Gibraltar as national boss.

  2. Thanks for the article Hugh,but i really couldnt make head nor tail of most of what he said in the mangled section.It appeared to be the normal BFS excuses though.We were losing with Reid & Tompkins in the team & if Carroll was available Valencia would probably be on the bench anyway.All of a sudden he is telling us Valencia is a key man.So that begs the question why he spent so much time keeping him on the bench,subbing him at half time or bringing him on with 15mins to go.Strange thing to do with someone he now claims is a big miss to the team.The guy is starting to chase his own tail trying to justify what has gone wrong.Though of course for Sam Lovers the season is going well & we should be grateful to have The Sophisticated Flexible One!.BTW,is it really possible to call Carroll a regular.I dont think you can call him that when he has played less than half our games since he came toThe Boleyn thanks to Sams shrewdness in the transfer market!.Eight games & counting till the desk is cleared of the genius.Hopefully.

  3. “Irons must carry on spending”

    Yes; but not on your salary Sam.

  4. “The reasons why are clear in my mind”… ahahah when I read these words I imagine him thinking on his sofa and in his big brain a bale of hay moved by the wind, nothing else but that.
    He should work as a clown in a circus.

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