Sam in positive Man United mode

Praying AllaSam Allardyce has struck a positive note ahead of the match against Manchester United tomorrow.

Despite some well proclaimed injury problems, their manager believes the visitors could be sent in the same direction as Liverpool and Manchester City.

The manager was this morning considering his depleted options at the back where – as reported elsewhere on the site – Cheik Kouyate may be proved into defensive action alongside either James Collins or Joey O’Brien.

Despite that, the manager appears to have adopted a reasonably upbeat approach to the game and given the team’s fine home record that’s realistic.

Having admitted that we will need to show some real discipline and care he added: “In many ways, this is a bonus game, one where the expectations are not so great.

“But we have done it twice this year at home, against Liverpool and Man City, where nobody expected us to win that game, yet we won.

“Can we do another one at home against the big boys?”


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8 comments on “Sam in positive Man United mode

  1. Of course we can, just pick the right team, one that’s mobile, quick and adventurous.
    Attack is the best fgorm of defence. COYI

  2. To him this a bonus game in other words if we loose he will just shrug his shoulders,and that is positive HUGH?
    We are at home against a team that only just beat us at home,we have our best forwards fit,no missing midfield players to pick from,our number one keeper and at least 2 if not 3 of our best defenders fit if reports are right in Kouyate we have a player that spent most of last season playing centre defence so why aren’t we being more positive?
    Most supporters are still hoping of a top 6 place and we need to go out on the pitch thinking this is for us to loose not a bonus game.
    The reason it is a bonus game for BFS is because it’s another game he should not have been at are club taking are money.

  3. Allardyce attitude is disgraceful for a premier manager and shows his lack of ability and knowledge.Everyone else will be up for the Mancs but for Allardyce its just a waste of a Sunday.If he doesn’t want to be the manager then bugger off and I’ll do it,and for free.Like most of us we’ll do it for the love of the club.

  4. Again 100% agreement rugbyirons every day he digs his own grave with the supporters,but any moment now someone will enter a reply trying to tell us that he is only baiting us and we are silly enough to rise to the bait,
    The problem is they think he is doing a good job and tomorrow they will sit and watch Nolan and O,Brien take the **** out of us and shrug there shoulders with BFS and the tell us how year in year out we are not in the same league as Man Utd,they forget how a team with Di Canio went out and proved that wrong and this year some of our players proved that Man City and Liverpool were not unbeatable if Fatty wants to stay away with his negative views then that would be ok with me.

  5. o’brien and Nolan are not even championship players they wont make the wont make the teams in the to 8 in that division so how the **** do they make our team somethink is very wrong

  6. The owners lets end this ridiculous situation now for the sake of the fans and get him out of our organization. If its the money the fans will put a few pound towards it. We cannot stand his attitude, his team selection nor his decision making. Get rid now it gives us a chance of keeping the likes of Sakho, Valencia and Song in the summer.

  7. The BFS attitude underlines he’s a LOSER: every time we face a “big” club he pulls the ladder up behind him: injuries, expectations of victory not so great, bla bla bla… Never comments like “We can win”, “We’re not afraid of…”… He’s the king of excuses, he has a lose mentality and a prehistoric playing style. Gold and Sullivan, wake up! Sack him asap! We don’t want that fat man.

  8. I love all the comments.I still think the owners don’t want to give Allardyce an opening to take them to court over breach of contract.They must be regretting giving him this season at the helm.

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