Tag Archives: Big Sam

Sportsthoughts (120) – The West Ham renaissance

This is not a blog I expected to be writing. And I know things could could change very quickly. But… West Ham are in the top four and playing brilliantly! Today we beat Man City, last season’s Premier League champions, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (84) – Is Big Sam the new Guardiola?

                                                         Pep                       … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (54) – West Ham and England do the incredible!

What an incredible afternoon of sport! As in unbelievable. As in results so unlikely that if you’d gone the bookies and put a tenner on the double you’d be walking away with a few thousand pounds. Football: West Ham 3 … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (53) – Battle of the Exes

Tomorrow afternoon West Ham are away to Newcastle. West Ham’s manager, Sam Allardyce, was sacked by Newcastle in 2008, after a rather unhappy period in charge. Newcastle’s manager, Alan Pardew, was sacked by West Ham in 2006 after quite a … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (46) – Defending a Fish Supper

So “Big Sam” Allardyce was angry as his – my – team, West Ham, crashed out of the Capital One League Cup, losing 4-1 at home to Wigan. Wigan! You bet he was angry – with the team of course. The … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (42) – Whay-ay, the Big Man joins Big Sam at West Ham!

I’m surprised and rather delighted that Andy Carroll has joined West Ham on a season long loan, with an option, I think, to make it permanent. He’s a high quality player, a bit of a throwback to the days when … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (25) – We are Premier League, I said we are Premier League!

So West Ham blew it in the regular season, coming third in the Championship – drawing too many home matches at the business end of the season and being caught out by the remarkable winning surge of Reading in the … Continue reading

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