Sam Allardyce has reacted sensibly to the claims, principally by Damien Duff, that Newcastle players were not physically fit enough under Big Sam.
Sam Allardyce – fitness is also a mental thing
Sam said yesterday:
“There wasn’t anything wrong with match fitness when I was there. That’s a bit of an excuse. Sometimes fitness is a mental thing.â€
“The fear factor can drain an awful lot out of players so that may be the problem at the moment.â€
“There’s also a lack of confidence and it can boil down to that, not a lack of match-fitness.â€
“Newcastle have experienced and talented players but they must get a result pretty soon.â€
“They have Birmingham City and Fulham in the next few games and they could be the big matches – the turning point for Kevin and the team.â€
“I’d like to come back (to football management), if I had my way, in the summer. But we’ll have to wait and see what turns up.”
Sensible words from Big Sam and itâ€™s so true we need a win sooner rather than later. Unfortunately Liverpool, who we play on Saturday, look to be in good form as they took West Ham apart last night 4-0, with a hat trick from Fernando Torres – what a player this boy is.
We expect Big Sam to be appointed as a manager at some Premier club in the summer, but right now Sam will just need to wait and see what turns up in terms of opportunities.