Allardyce paints gloomy Sakho picture

Barclays PR Shoot 06/11/2014Gloomy Sam Allardyce was quick to explain Diafra Sakho could be out for the rest of the season after he hobbled off against Stoke yesterday afternoon.

Whilst the club is hoping the striker will miss only two or three weeks, the manager immediately pointed to a depressing long term scenario,

As is the case with all such injuries Diafra will be scanned and Allardyce pointed out that the hoped for two to three weeks could be longer if the problem proves serious.

He said: “If it is a grade one off the scan, then it could be two to three weeks, if it is more, then you would be lucky to see him again this season, which is a massive blow but we have to deal with it.

The Hammers are already without Andy Carroll, while there are also suggestions Enner Valencia was carrying a knock when he was substituted for Morgan Amalfitano.

On the latebn goal which deprived the team of a much needed three points, the manager said: “We cant find the right key elements to see the game out and leave ourselves on a nervous edge by having a little bit of panic in what we are trying to do which is coping with the opposition when they have to take more risks, playing more direct.”


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10 comments on “Allardyce paints gloomy Sakho picture

  1. ahahaha… this photo makes me laugh… Sam with is his most important trophy won during his long career… “Manager of the month”… His trophy cabinet isn’t empty, I was wrong… lol

    • Dont panic Matte,you are alright.It is a Manager of The Month Award,not Trophy.So still you can have dreams with his empty trophy cabinet in them 😀

  2. ahahahha… thanks Rads, I’m feeling much better… 🙂

  3. Great Cole and Nolan for the rest of the season,
    Or he will play Nene and Valencia with no central target and go for 0-0 ?
    The season just gets better,

  4. Allardyce painted a gloomy picture the day he came whu manager imo…

  5. It’s a shame we have all these injuries at such a crucial time of the season chasing a top 4 finish, it’s made the manager look incapable of rotating the squad and being able to switch tactics, you have to feel for him

  6. The manager is incapable of changing tactics and the injuries had nothing to do with it,
    His treatment of Zarate hurt him and the club,if he had stuck with a winning combination
    And not played Carroll so much when there was no need he would probably not got injured
    If his decision to persist with Nolan had not come before the club then he would not have so much pressure,all the fans were giving a second chance because he said he could and would change,
    He lied to the board and the fans and thought he would get away with it until the results went down hill and now his inadequate methods have shown through,
    If anyone feels sorry for him and his bank account they are mad

  7. It seems like its another excuse for losing most, if not all remains matches!?
    I did,nt realise that one man makes a team???.

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