Tag Archives: Sam Allardyce

Sportsthoughts (154) – So, goodbye Big Sam

Well that didn’t last long! 67 days after Sam Allardyce was appointed to his “Dream job” as England manager, he left “by mutual consent” after a catastrophic error of judgement in confiding to some Daily Telegraph journalists, posing as businessmen … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (132) – Quins’ and Hammers’ seasons splutter to a close

It’s been a bit of a damp squib of an end to the football and rugby season, at least if you support West Ham and Harlequins. Both have had little to play for, for some time now, and it shows. … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (127) – Managerial madness at the Irons and Bees

By which I mean the madness directed at the managers… Now, regular readers of this blog will recall that I’ve not been a big fan of Sam Allardyce at West Ham. Last season, I was in the Sam out camp, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (91) – What now for West Ham?

The FA Cup has been battered and bruised by the money and power of the Premier League and the Champions League, but it still has a kick, and still matters, especially when things go wrong. Like today, when West Ham … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (90) – The perils of Premier League management

There was an intriguing table in The Observer today about the longevity of Premier League managers (as managers, not people!). It ranked the current 18 – two clubs, Spurs and West Brom, don’t have a “permanent” manager, having recently sacked … Continue reading

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

                                                         Pep                       … 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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