Tomorrowâ€™s game against Blackburn is a critical game for manager Sam Allardyce and the players. But how many times have we been saying that this season?
But tomorrowâ€™s game is really important for us all, because in the last four games we have only one point, from a rather lucky draw at Sunderland, and that’s just not good enough for this club.
Sam Allardyce – we deserve the s***t that’s come our way
Sam talked to the Sun, and issued a battle cry to his players. Good for him, because when you go into battle you need to know who you can count on and who will wilt in the heat of battle. And we think Sam is alarmed at just how quickly he seems to have lost a large contingent of the fans at the club. When he came here in early summer, he said it was very important to keep a good relationship with the fans.
Letâ€™s take a look at what Big Sam told the Sun:
“Every player has to decide whether he can handle it or not.â€ “If he can’t handle the heat, then get out of the kitchen because that is what will happen eventually.â€
“You’ve got to accept it when you play here. It’s a special place when things are going well and a tough place when they are not.â€ “We’ll find out if we have the players who can cope.â€
“S**t will happen at times and it’s come our way. You’ve got to accept it because it deserved to come our way.”
Great and truthful words from the big man, and we certainly hope the words donâ€™t go unheeded by the players. We really want Taylor and Faye in the side. Faye was great in the first half at Sunderland and we can always rely on Steven to give his all for the club. And maybe Sam should play Alan Smith as defensive midfield, since he will provide the passion and fire we need to turn the club around. But these words from the manager are very encouraging, and if we can get some kind of result at Blackburn, that would be a good start in our recovery.
What do you think? Comments always welcome on this fansâ€™ web site.