Allardyce: “The season is a let-down”

spittingsamSam Allardyce has made it crystal clear that the Irons season could well become a big let down if the club fails to stay in the top ten!.

That of course was the minimum requirement from the owners at the start of the season but expectations of top four, six or eight soared with the team’s brilliant start.

It has now gone pear-shaped and the manager knows it declaring: ““It’s a let-down now, it’s a disappointment now, there’s no doubt about it.

It’s as well to remind ourselves that on Boxing Day the team sat fourth with one win from 11 since we find the likes of Swansea and stoke City above us.

Allardyce said:  We should be sat challenging for Europe still. We should be and we’ve been in the position to do it and we’ve let it slip.

“We have entertained well but my point is about winning. I am not interested in anything else other than winning but performances have been good enough to win more games recently.”

However, despite the slide and the board’s absolute minimum requirements he is ready to discuss next season saying: “When we get to this next time we’ve got a better squad, a better strength in depth of players, we don’t get affected by injuries as much as we have and we continue to win football matches instead of drawing them,” he said.

“That’s the nature of recruitment for next season. This squad, to finish eight or better, by the way it’s looking at the moment may not quite be good enough just yet.



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3 comments on “Allardyce: “The season is a let-down”

  1. If He is only concerned with winning, why keep putting on full backs and taking off strikers when we are losing ? Why go defensive when there is 25 minutes still on the clock ? Why keep playing just one up front when Carroll’s fit ? Why does he continually respect the point when sometimes there are 3 available, as usual another ambiguous comment.

  2. Just more bs from bfs.When we were doing well he was saying it was the strongest squad since his Bolton days,now he is saying it is frail & not good enough.He changes his mind with the wind.But always it is never anything to do with him & his management skills.

  3. It’s just a way for him to say he was right all along and playing pretty football doesn’t win games. The next 10 games might be a bit hoofy.

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