Sven Eriksson, whose team is now in 4th place after Liverpool could only draw 1-1 with Wigan at home, handed Sam Allardyce some good support after the game last night, which saw his team win fairly comfortably in the end 2-0.
Â Sven Eriksson – gives his support to Sam
Sven-Goran Eriksson urged the Newcastle board not to make a rash decision and said.
â€œI sympathize.â€ â€œIt can happen in the job and it has happened to me a lot, but thatâ€™s football. Sometimes there are hard times. Such times can last for weeks or for months.â€
â€œBut Samâ€™s a good manager. He showed that at Bolton. You just have to give him time and heâ€™ll sort it out. Iâ€™m sure about that.â€
Sam seems to be still confident in his capabilities â€“ insisting last nightâ€™s performance was his sideâ€™s failure to convert countless chances. Well, heâ€™s right there, we looked pitiful in the first half trying to score and Martins, Duff and Milner all had decent enough chances. And then Michael Owen had a golden opportunity just after being introduced after the break. A goal at any time then would have helped change the game. But it wasn’t to be and we again leaked goals, with our only clean sheet being at Fulham, over the last 18 games â€“ a terrible record.
It will be interesting to see if Chris Mort thinks he needs to make any comment, after last nightâ€™s disappointing result. But donâ€™t expect big signings now in the January transfer window with the managerâ€™s position in such jeopardy. We’re not sure now is the time for any massive investment in players, even if they are available.
Comments and opinions very welcome.