Sam: “We are all very down”

sam_allardyce_2093173cSam Allardyce has claimed that it’s time for everybody associated with the team to “calm themselves” as they approach the dying embers of the season.

But he admits: ““We are all very down at the minute about how many points we have thrown away and how many games we should have won.”

The manager, however, believes there are good reasons why we haven’t finished on a flier saying: “The early part of the season was about the players achieving great heights and the squad having little or no injuries.

“I think that, as a squad, they are finding out at this stage about the nitty-gritty of the Premier League, the physical and mental fatigue.

“Some of them have not experienced it before and are in their first seasons in the Premier League, so for them, all of a sudden, it is week after week, pressure after pressure, performance after performance.

“Then looking at our new players from abroad, they have all done brilliantly, but they are feeling the pace a little bit now.”

He added: “While we haven’t performed as well as we did in the early part of the season, we have still been in a position where we could have been on 50 points and we are only talking about the best part of three minutes in four games (when points have been dropped).

“Stoke are happy and they are on 43 points. We are not as happy because we are on 43 and we know it should be 50, but we are (still) in the top half of the table.

“So we have all got to calm ourselves and make sure our nerve ends don’t jangle the next time we are in this position.”

Allardyce, however, is confident the squad will emerge stronger from such a disappointing spell.

“Next season they will be better, they will be more experienced, they will be more able to cope than they have this season.

“We should have been celebrating getting to 50 points, cruising at the top end, making sure that we are going to finish at least eighth and beating our previous points total, so we are crushed about how we have let leads slip in the final seconds.”


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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

17 comments on “Sam: “We are all very down”

  1. Really not interested in reading this fools statements anymore.Forever banging on about how we could have had 50pts if we hadnt conceded late goals & we would be higher in the league.We did concede them,end of.There isnt a ‘If We Hadnt Conceded In The Last Few Seconds’ league.

  2. The absolute crap this div comes out with to try covering his own arse.

  3. Now we have 2 kinds of fatigue what’s Southamptons answer with a team of foreign players with no premier experience and new youngsters with no premier experience?
    And we were in a the picture to sign most of them,
    As I said yesterday he needs gagging every time he opens his mouth he inflames the split in the fan base,
    If the 2 faves don’t not step in soon we will be below Stoke and Palace and another 2 million will go a begging which must be double what it would cost to remove the mouth with no brain or has many have said garden leave will cost nothing,

  4. we could be the team playing Liverpool in the fa cup if this fat pie molesting **** of man took the fa cup more seriously….

  5. This man (sorry Hugh) is a poor idi*t: Dear Sam, thanks to your sophisticated tactics based on your “total attacking football” (1 goal and then all closed in difense), your sophisticated substitutions (against Stoke, Spurs, etc.), thanks to your great idea replacing Sakho and Valencia (when we were playing very well) with your muppets Nolan and Carroll, maybe now we would have a few more points… But you are the Genius, not me…


    • i agree i said this months ago that fat sam destroys footballers confidence because he plays his favs over form

  6. Sarith, you need to keep your sam hate to this site. You have your views leave them to theirs. Give them a balanced reason why you hate him. Dont go to their level. Dont tell me to f##k off by saying this plz. I dont want sam anymore than you do.

  7. well banned again on whtid result XD

  8. Same ole song. We should have won but we did,nt.

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