Big Sam gives media a swerve after great win!


ANDYCARROLLSam Allardyce had everyone wondering whether he’s  had enough of us media types  after failing up the meet the media after today’s victory at Cardiff.

He should have done because that was one of the gutsiest Irons performances I’ve seen in too long as the ten men battled to a double over Cardiff.

However, it was assistant boss Neil McDonald who faced the Press after a victory during a win which saw us reduced to ten men.

Here’s what he had to say: “We certainly did have a tough week having had a couple of beatings up. We showed tremendous spirit to come back and win 1-0 away from home.

The team showed togetherness today and the supporters stuck by us and have travelled a long way this week.

On manager Sam Allardyce: “He has come under pressure but he’s experienced to take that. He took the plaudits when we finished 10th last year. People will be coming back from injury soon to give the squad a boost.”

On the return of Andy Carroll: “We were always going to try to get Carroll on with 15 minutes. It’ll be slow progress for him. He’ll now get back on to the training pitch.”

On Guy Demel being taken to hospital after suffering an injury: “It looks like Demel took a whack on head. We’re a little bit concerned about that, but I’m sure he’s in good hands.”

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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!"

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