Allardyce: “We can make the top eight”

happysamSam Allardyce has set his sights on a top eight Premier League finish.

Currently in tenth, the manager believes that the warm weather training break in Dubai will help the squad bounce back from the post- Christmas run of disappointing results.

He said: ““Eighth for us is achievable, we should already be there. We should have already secured a lot more points, but we haven’t and that shows you the frailties of the squad.

Even though our performances have been excellent, our victories have turned into draws and because of that we have slipped down the league a little bit.

“So I know the frailties, I’ve seen them and know what we need to do so those frailties don’t appear next season. For now though it’s about these last ten games, securing as many points as possible and trying to hit the target of eighth in the league.”

He claims the matches at Arsenal, home to sunderland and away to leicester City are all winnable saying:
“If we play to our best, as we did against Chelsea and Tottenham, the next three games are all winnable,”

“Unfortunately, against Chelsea we didn’t get what we wanted because we didn’t finish our chances and they scored an offside goal. But against Tottenham, we were only five seconds away from three points.


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5 comments on “Allardyce: “We can make the top eight”

  1. It’s the team’s problem, Sam has always recognised the “frailties”, and with a fat new contract he knows how to sort it out.
    This whole injury, tiredness, frailty issue would carry more weight if we had a defined first team and were missing players from that line up. This season, with the huge benefit of many new signings hitting the ground running I don’t think even Sam knows what his best line-up is. I don’t think that Sam has used the available players to the teams best advantage on many occasions this season, and even when the line up is working he can’t resist his standard effort to park the bus and end up respecting the point when we could and should have had three. More BS from BS!

  2. Wish this idiot would make his mind up,a couple of months ago he was saying it was the strongest squad he has worked with since his Bolton days.Now he is saying it is frail.Always it is anything else other than him.Sorry pro Sam supporters who want stability before the OS.Your man will lead us to the promised land as our saviour.Because we all know a new manager would get us relegated straight away.They wouldnt be flexible or sophisticated enough.Not like the mighty Samuel 😉

  3. Yes tyson, BFS doesn’t know what else to do… he’s saying everything and its opposite… probably his sophisticated brain is going haywire, he needs a pit stop… don’t worry, he promised us the promised land and it will be so.

  4. frailties in the squad…. The only frailties in the squad are the ones he brought in

  5. Tell him he’s dreaming.

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