Sam: “Let me entertain you”


SWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce will try to save his job by playing entertaining football over the rest of the season.

As reported by ClaretandHugh earlier, doubts are growing over the manager’s future but Allardyce is ready to ensure he gives himself the best chance possible by attempting to put on 13 showpiece games.

With David Sullivan leaving the Hawthorns early and David Gold apologising on Twitter to the thousands of fans who travelled to the midlands, the pressure is building on the 60 year old boss.

Allardyce mused: ‘You do your job professionally. When they are happy they cheer you and applaud and say how well you have done.

When they are not happy then they show their disappointment. It’s the same all over the country.

‘It’s my job to get the players out on the field, hopefully entertain them and win as much as we can, which is what we have done for 85-90 per cent of this season.

“We will just have to try and bounce back and finish the season as strongly as we can.’

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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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  • mattefumi69 says:

    BFS, you are an arse li++er… Yeah, now that you’re afraid of losing your place, you say “Let me entertain you”… You didn’t entertained me for 85-90 per cent of this season, but for 20 per cent. Tempting as all this is, I am sadly going to have to tell you to sod off and bring your sophisticated ideas elsewhere. Thanks.

  • celticredhawk says:

    Personally I am of the opinion for West Ham to push on to the next level they need a new manager last year, maybe ultimately new owners.

    Having said that i do not really understand tje vitriol towards Sam. Since arriving he has achieved everything asked. May not have been pretty but lets face it, we knew what we were getting. Football is a results game and in that regard he has done as well as anyone could have given resources available to him.

    I find the personal attacked in him unnecessary with no regard for what he has achieved much and all as many have hated how it was achieved.

  • rugbyirons says:

    Does Allardyce believe he is bigger than the club as a whole.His ego and simple lies seem to indicate so.There is no justification in most of what he says or believes of himself and yet the club doesn’t peg him back.Sullivan faced the mob and even that has been glossed over as to the root cause which is Allardyce getting away with it.He has been a coward,again,in not standing up for or to his boss and not accepting ANY part of the blame for Saturdays catastrophy.
    I am seriously beginning to wonder who are the bigger cowards in the club now,the manager or the Brady bunch? Someone needs to stand up for the club and its supporters.

  • tony says:

    Sam would take a lot of pressure off himself by just dropping Nolan. The vast majority of fans can see he is a liability even though it is not his fault he is being picked. He has been a good servant to the club but personally I contribute Song and Nobles drop in form partly because of the extra work involved in carrying Nolan.
    It is just not the fact the player is so out of his depth now. By playing him we often end up playing others out of their best position to accommodate him. One example is Downing being played wide.
    When the majority of fans can see what is so blatantly obvious, BFS makes himself unpopular with his stubborn manner of keep picking him.

    • Roman says:

      Excellent perception Tony.You can’t afford one passenger if you want to challenge for a top four position and Nolan is exactly that.

  • TysonM says:

    Song & Noble are under pressure because earlier in the season they had Downing at the tip of the diamond & they had options to pass the ball out of middle or there was more space in midfield to run into because Downing,Kouyate,Sakho & Valencias movement was pushing back the opposition defence.Now when Nolan plays it turns into a more congested area.They also rarely pass the ball to him & if they do he just lays it off back to them most the time.We are playing against opposition midfields as a three in effect because Nolan chases shadows.I dont blame the guy,he shouldnt be in the team,he is merely doing the best he can.Alas his best is woefully inadequate for a Premiership midfield.

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