Sam’s job: Listen to the ex pros

LeroyIt really is best to listen to the ex pros if you want to understand what’s going on in this game!

ClaretandHugh has carried exclusive interviews with three of them on the West Ham managerial situation and they are all said much the same thing.

Leroy Rosenior told us: “I can’t believe if the board was going to offer him a new contract they wouldn’t have already done it!

McAvennieFrankie McAvennie said: “I believe if they were going to keep Sam Allardyce he would have had a deal by now. He will know – he will have heard. There’s no secrets in football!

And Billy Bonds said : “It’s pretty obvious to me there must have been a dialogue between the two sides by now,” the suggestion being that with no public announcement it was probably the end of the line.

All managers – not just Sam Allardyce – are very good at muddying the waters and covering their tracks and speaking a lot without ever saying very much. You learn this from a million press conferences.

BnzoHowever, there have been some tell tale signs in the media this week that Sam may be clinging on by his fingertips.

We had stories of player targets slipping away because of the uncertainty surrounding his position – there’s only one beneficiary from that tale.

And it was followed up with another more blatant bit of PR when Cheik Kouyate was saying he thinks Sam’s a wonderful coach and a near father figure to him – again, only one beneficiary from that.

That fat lady ain’t singing yet but she’s clearing her throat!


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6 comments on “Sam’s job: Listen to the ex pros

  1. its a delicate situation because on one hand we have a large amount fans that do not want sam here next season,i can only guess maybe the board are still thinking over what to do,it could be a costly decision,but i feel it be more costly to keep him next year,i cant see people wanting to watch west ham play as him as manager.

  2. It’s not delicate his contract is up,no contract no job,
    There will be no problem replacing him and we all update our car when it’s tired and out of date,if anyone is having a problem just think of it as getting shot of your old reliable transit
    And replacing it with a German Audi or a French Renault or even a Range Rover used to be English but being built elsewhere ( Moyes )
    And for you lovers he will be alright he is not ready for the scrap heap yet just needs to move on to a championship side fall of second hand used players ( like Nolan

    • You really need to get out more…….! (And by a dictionary while your there)

    • Agreed, we need a motor that is comfortable in F3 that can be fine tuned to eventually compete with F1, the old stock car is not ready for the scrap yard but good enough for banger racing in Sunderland

  3. Agreed bubs … the fact is that BFS was forced to play a style he doesn’t seem to enjoy and, to his horror, it was amazingly successful. Then he started tweaking things and playing players out of position (Downing) and playing players (Nolan) and we’ve seen the results over the last few months. I’m grateful for what he’s done for the club but it is high time for the two sides to move on. I don’t know who is a reasonable “get” for manager but I want to see that exciting style from the first half of the season. Plus, let the kids play!

  4. get sam out

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