- May 5, 2015
- Reaction score
- West Ham & England
I don't get the animosity towards Allardyce. He's done a good job. Yes, the last few seasons he's played "Big Sam" football, but this season they played differently, they played better. Yes, it's gone away a bit since Zarate was loaned out, but it's not gone back to square one.
You've got a manager who got you promoted, kept you in the Premiership, was challenging around the top of the table in the first half of the season, guaranteed minimum mid-table finish, and all I hear from West Ham fans is them moaning about the manager.
I think some fans expect too much from their team. West Ham don't have the players to get European football, they might do next season, if they keep climbing the table they'll get there eventually. But bring in a new manager, just as much chance of disrupting the team and losing progress as there is pushing the team up.
Mourinho has been slated for being boring and negative in recent months and they've won the title by a landslide.
I know it's slightly different as it's not the Chelsea fans that are criticizing, but it's still a style of play that is attracting criticism.
Don't get me wrong, I can see why West Ham are looking to progress, but I just feel that they're perhaps getting a bit ahead of themselves.
Really? Having been a season ticket holder through Jol, Ramos, Redknapp, AVB, Sherwood and now Pochettino I'd do anything to go back to Harry's Tottenham. Yeah he was tactically retarded at times, but the football he got our squad playing was extremely entertaining most of the time and it often came off. Fucked himself over by showing interest in leaving us, similar to what Jol did, cost them both their jobs.
West Ham have probably played more entertaining football this season than us. We've also probably got a squad of lumps that would work well for the stereotypical Big Sam tactics. Poch Out Big Sam In!
Exactly!They want to grow. Allardyce is a small time manager with a small time mentality. And his teams' football is eye bleedingly bad the vast majority of the time. You aren't going to attract new fans to the club playing the football he does and the current fans won't be happy paying good money to watch it either. They're paying to be entertained and all too often a Fat Sam team fails to do that. Same with Pulis, good managers to stabalise a club and grind out results but not in the least bit entertaining. And that's what the
sportbusiness is about nowadays. Appealing to people then milking them for as much money as possible. See Arsenal.