Sam had selected a team for a low- scoring match, knowing what to expect against Hull, and could not have predicted he needed instead a team to play against 10 men.
His actions on the pitch were prudent and, at this stage of the season, correct.
There is no way I can accept my team being booed. It undermines them when, in particular, they are giving everything they have to make up for the bad time the club endured before Christmas — when our injuries badly impacted on results.
Big Sam is so upset he complains that he has never heard a winning team booed. While this might not be strictly true, I doubt you would get the same at Fulham or Sunderland if they had won.
The most successful clubs are those that stick together, it’s worth remembering that above everything else.