The Allardyce view

spittingsamSam Allardyce – speaking on Sky Sports – said: “Today was all about getting the win, and we got that.

The way we have let leads slip here easily, the 1-0 was a fantastic victory for us, because it was a difficult game.

“We eventually changed the shape and put more pressure on Sunderland and that finally paid off. I looked at things at half-time and thought we needed more support to Diafra Sakho.

“Carlton Cole has scored two or three from the bench this year, so I felt that when a chance does come along we will score.

“It eventually fell to Diafra Skaho, our leading scorer, who was disappointed not to have scored a couple of chances with his head today. A clean sheet – a rarity for us – so we got both ends right today.”


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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

7 comments on “The Allardyce view

  1. Where was our number 2 this week consoling Nolan for being subbed ?
    Thanking Ginge for being brave ?
    It was so good to see the big man put his hands in the air like the chose one again,
    Can’t wait for the next game,I am so excited to watch this rubbish.

  2. Ahahah bubs, I love your new motto: GIVE THE BIG MAN OTHER TWO YEARS… I perceive desperation in your words… Except for the goal everything else was rubbish.

  3. He’s a tactical genius that Allardarci! 😉

  4. He has great insight,a knowledge of the game that is unrivaled.To work out at halftime that Sakho needed support must have taken 10 minutes sat on the toilet straining for inspiration.Thanks Sam for bringing on a second forward at home against a team in the relegation battle.Always when you pull off masterstrokes like this i realize why you get paid 3m a year.You are the master tactictian,The Flexible,Sophisticated One,a genius with no equals!

  5. THE GREAT ESCAPE.A fitting summation of today’s game.If I was Allardyce I would be washing Diafro Sahko’s car for the rest of the season.

  6. yawn yawn yawn is the season over yet that was a classic not just sack the dinosaur now were safe over to you G & S that was utter ****e

  7. But the Sam Worshippers got what they wanted,the three points at any cost.How we play is irrelevant.Its all about the points.Good luck to them if playing like this is what floats their boats!

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