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‘Allerdici’ on not getting a swollen head!

allardyce smilesNo doubt the usual accusation will emerge from this but I assure you all, it is intended lightheartedly!

I was amused on opening my morning newspapers to find the same West Ham matchday story everywhere – that manager Sam Allardyce didn’t want the squad to start getting swollen heads!!!
He appears to believe that’s a real possibility if they start believing everything that’s written in the media and claims he has spent much of the week bringing the players down to earth after all the praise that’s been heaped on them..
He says – apparently without any glimmer of a smile on his face: “It’s not difficult for me (my italics) but sometimes the players find it a bit difficult.
“I said to them  ‘Don’t start reading about yourself too much or we’ll have to change the size of the door to get your heads through. People want more time with you and while it is very nice, make sure you manage it and control it.”
Now that’s all very good advice but there’s an IRON..ry (excuse the pun) that this comes from the man who believes he could have been dubbed Allerdici!
Meanwhile Sam apparently laughed out loud when Alex Song claimed we had to he potential to become one of the nation’s best teams in five years and said: “I hope he’s going to be here in five years time.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “‘Allerdici’ on not getting a swollen head!

  1. I think what he means by it not being difficult for him is he doesn’t believe the highs and the lows. If he had believed some of the negative crap that has been written he would be shot to bits now. I think it is wise words form a 60 year old manager that has been there and got the T-shirt.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more.Must be horrible,never getting any credit,especially when its deserved.As Sam said if his name was Allerdicio perhaps he’d get some recognition.But i doubt that, theres a hardcore anti Allardyce brigade,who will never accept him. C.O.Y.I.

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