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Why West Ham fans must show their class this weekend

That was a fantastic result, even if it was against a below par Blackburn Rovers, a club previously managed by Big Sam, who in fact would have wished for him to stay considering their position in the bottom half of the second tier. This weekend we see Big Sam’s first return to the club since

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What will West Ham look like next year?

What will West Ham look like next year? That is probably a tougher question to answer as we move into the homestretch of this season than it was last year, which says a lot considering how much the team has changed this season. For much of last season I wrote about the value of Ravel Morrison and how I hoped he was the team’s future. That of course has fallen by the wayside due to his …

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Our Next Manager: What I hope to see

Our Next Manager: What I Hope to See It seems likely that, for good or ill, Big Sam will be leaving us at the end of the season. I have always been ambivalent about the fellow myself and while I think he has ultimately done more good for us than not feel that it is time to move forward. The reality is that Big Sam is not a manager whose philosophy or values will move us much forward. In the last few…

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Here’s why West Ham need to move on from Big Sam

It’s been a quiet week at Upton Park after West Ham’s excursion to White Hart Lane last weekend. The match in question,

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Potential managers if Sam was to go

Future West Ham Managers With rumours of Sam Allardyce’s future floating about this week, I thought I would count my chickens very early and take a look at a few potential future managers for the team. Ange Postecoglou I will start you off with my personal favorite and perhaps least known of the list, current Australia manager Ange Postecoglou. in 2009 Postecoglou took over at Brisbane Roar and performed a complete clear out of the sides overpaid and overrated players…

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Big Sam in the transfer market

Big Sam in the Transfer Market Given the disappointing revelations from Hamilton Academicals with regards the possible purchase of their defender, Stephen Hendrie, and the ongoing sagas of Reid and Morrison, I thought I might take a look at the biggest hits and misses of Big Sam in the transfer Market. Nicolas Anelka, Fenerbahce, £8m Still in his prime at 27 years old Anelka joined his 4 th English Premier League …

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Is Big Sam going back to his old ways?

Why Big Sam’s Plan Against Chelsea Was a Mistake As much as anyone I have been loving the style of football played by West Ham this season and feel vindicated in the belief that if you play to win you will win more games. The likes of Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Alex Song, Zarate, and Stewart Downing have all shown great attacking football this season and Andy Carroll has also been beastly…

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What to expect before the New Year

What to Expect Before the New Year I don’t think anyone expected this team to be sitting in 4 th place 11 games into the season. The pre-season looked bleak and when Andy Carroll went down, again, many hammers were terrified. I remember one specific conversation in which a fellow fan told me that neither Valencia nor Sakho were true strikers and that Big Sam wouldn’t change anything. I disagreed vehemently on the first point but hated to admit that I…

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Why does Big Sam choose these players?

Clueless Sam The beginning of the new season comes with fresh doubt over Sam Allardyce’s managerial capability, especially on the subject of the promised “Exciting attacking style of play”. It’s fair to say that the current transfer window filled me with fresh hope that maybe we were about to see a turning point in the boring, slow football that has plagued The Boleyn Ground since Big Sam’s appointment three years ago. Exciting signings such as Mauro Zarate and…

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Ravel Morrison or Sam Allardyce?

I Don’t Understand Lack of Ambition I am writing this after reading reports that West Ham have to choose between Big Sam and Ravel Morrison (no contest in my opinion, but that is another story.) Much of the commentary around this centered around the short term cash hit of getting rid of Big Sam versus the potential value to be had in selling Ravel Morrison down the line, presumably after signing him to a long term deal and investing …

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Why so sad, Sam? Allardyce spotted looking glum in London

Sam Allardyce has taken a hell of a lot of stick over the last few weeks, despite managing to steer the club to within touching distance of Premier League safety for at least another season. Monday night’s 2-1 win away to Sunderland may go down as one of the most important victories of the season… Read more »

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PREVIEW: West Ham could have a big say in Moyes’ future

West Ham could have a big say in Moyes ’ future With the 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool still on the lips of the whole North-West of England, and indeed football fans up and down the country, I’m sure as far as Hammers’ fans are concerned, this must be the most excited they have been in a long time at the prospect of Manchester United making the journey down to East London. It is clear, not only from Sunday’s …

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Has Big Sam’s tenure run its course?

It Is Time to Fire Big Sam With the team sitting pretty in 11 th ahead of this weekend’s clash with Southampton I am beginning to feel very confident about our chances for survival. With only one more game before the return of Andy Carroll and the team playing in great form I find myself thinking more and more about what the future holds. However, as the stories surrounding Ravel Morrison came out this week I…

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PREVIEW: West Ham v Southampton

West Ham v Southampton Preview: Allardyce and his men will be looking to continue their fine form coming into Saturday’s clash with The Saints. On the back of three consecutive wins along with four clean sheets from their last four, it would take a bold man to bet against the Hammers. However, Southampton are unbeaten in six in the league and after their loss in the Capital One Cup last weekend, they will be looking to make amends…

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The mystery of Big Sam’s substitutions

Sam substitutions have often been a mystery for a long time. For example taking of a striker for a striker when we are 1-0 down. However every once in a blue moon, Allardyce gets it spot on with his substitutions. For example when we won against Fulham 3-0, he put on Joe Cole, Carlton Cole and Ravel. The two Coles scored and Ravel brought the game to life. Or when we beat Chelsea at home last season, he brought …

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Allardyce an outsider for Strictly?

Sam Allardyce may have endured endless calls for his sacking in recent months, but the current mood around the club after a run of good results has seen the weight on his shoulders ease off a touch. Many fans have been discussing the true reason behind the Hammers’ change of fortune this month, but there’s… Read more »

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Sam Allardyce Managers Reaction on Southampton

Big Sam’s latest Managers Reaction sent out today, enjoy

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