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Tag Archives: Sam Allardyce

Fantasy League Tips – Gameweek 18

Posted on by Stuart Webb

Weather permitting it’s Gameweek 18, this roller coaster Premier League season is about to enter its crucial Christmas period. Three points going into the festivities will be a priority for all managers this weekend. Sam Allardyce can put is feet … Continue reading

Blackburn Point Shows City’s New Problem

Posted on by James Beckett

While a Patrick Vieira goal was enough to rescue a point for Manchester City against Blackburn a draw won’t be good enough to satisfy City’s ever demanding owners and fans. But expect more results of a similar nature as sides … Continue reading

Idiotic Promise May Cause Future Trouble

Posted on by James Beckett

With Fabio Capello insisting that he won’t manage England past the 2012 European Championships, names are already been branded about as a possible successor to the Italian. But with the FA proudly boasting that their next manager will be English … Continue reading

Bolton Look To Build On Coyle's Good Start

Posted on by Paul Bestall

There are green shoots of recovery around the Reebok Stadium, after several winters of discontent under Gary Megson. With Owen Coyle’s arrival, suddenly Bolton Wanderers are playing football again and trying to win games, rather than bore teams to death … Continue reading

British Managers Squander Opportunities To Join Premier League Elite

Posted on by tyduffy

In his WSJ column, Gabriele Marcotti brings up the dearth of British managers at the top of English football.  Seven of the 20 Premier League managers are foreign.  Sir Alex Ferguson is the only British manager among the so-called “Big … Continue reading

Megson Begins A Dangerous Game At Bolton

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Ah, Gary Megson, never a manager to pass the blame on to anyone else for his own shortcomings, has decided that today he would announce that certain players are trying to destabilise the club. After watching Sundays performance, I don’t … Continue reading

Gary Megson Is Unloved and Unwanted

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well you’ve got to hand it to him, Gary Megson must have the thickest skin in professional football. I’ve seen him barracked by his own fans at 4 different clubs over the years and that’s some going, even in the … Continue reading

Bolton Slowly Sliding

Posted on by Christopher Walker

  In October 1999 Sam Allardyce breezed into his office at the Reebok Stadium to take over a club at the foot of the first division table. Amazingly, he guided Bolton Wanderers to the play-off semi finals the same season … Continue reading

Big Sam Sparks Rovers’ Revival

Posted on by Michael Scallon

Who else could have saved Blackburn so effortlessly? Sat second bottom of the Premier League, five points from safety with just 13 points from 17 games, Sam Allardyce succeeded Paul Ince as Blackburn Rovers’ manager, and in less than 20 games … Continue reading

The Relegation Rumble: Will Blackburn Rovers Go Down?

Posted on by tyduffy

Buoyed by Mark Hughes’ overachievement and shrewd signings, Blackburn had been living in a fantasyland of consistent contention for Europe.  Paul Ince transported them rudely back to small city reality.  Blackburn took an admirable risk, hiring the Premier League’s first … Continue reading

The UEFA Cup: What Is The Point?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

The question I am posing is looking purely at what the UEFA Cup means to clubs from the English Premier League. Judging by recent participants and how they have fared, it appears to feature very low on most Premiership clubs’ … Continue reading

Wembley Gets Champions League Final and Other Stories

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

It took a little time, but the Champions League Final is heading to Wembley Stadium. It took a little extra time, and a vote by parliament to exempt tax rules on players who would play in the final, for Wembley … Continue reading

No Excuse For Frozen Pitches While Rafa Fails With Words

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

How would you like to have been a Manchester City or Blackburn Rovers fan heading from the north of England to the south, only to do a turnabout and head home after finding out your upcoming fixture was canceled? I … Continue reading

The Saga of Mark Hughes While Defoe Receives Death Threats

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

The biggest story to come out of the FA Cup Third Round this weekend was the way Manchester City was torn apart by Nottingham Forest. Given the media’s need for a story, the immediate response from the press was to … Continue reading

Big Sam Named New Blackburn Rovers Manager

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Just when we thought this Saturday was going to be a bit of a snoozer in the Premier League, Paul Ince gets sacked and Blackburn Rovers have now appointed Sam Allardyce as the club’s new manager. His first match in … Continue reading

9 Reasons Why Hull City Is My New Favorite Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I admit it. I have a soft spot for underdogs. Three years ago, I was enamored by Wigan’s brilliant beginning to the season where they surprised so many teams and fans by playing attacking football. Two years ago, it was … Continue reading

Odds and Sods 3 Jan 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

“There’s only one Titus Bramble” chanted the Wigan faithful, and he made the difference, earning a point in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.  Torres scored the initial goal, which salvaged Liverpool a point, but they have to be extremely disappointed … Continue reading

Premier League 2007 Awards (Non-Traditional)

Posted on by tyduffy

Manager Fashion Statement of the Year: Sam Allardyce’s Pink Scarf Big Sam has been coming up short in the league this season, but not in this category. He had some tough competition from Avram Grant (Entirely Black Wardrobe), Paul Jewell … Continue reading