Not So Surprising Sam Allardyce Sacked

News last night that for the second time in less than three years Sam Allardyce has been sacked.

Sam Allardyce – while at Newcastle

This time Sam was sacked at Blackburn Rovers, just a couple of weeks after his side were thrashed 7-1 at Manchester United, and of course big Sam was fired at Newcastle in early January of 2008.

At Newcastle the general consensus was that he was first because of the type of football he tends to have his teams play – which is not the open attacking football that Newcastle fans love to see.

And since the news owner at Blackburn said a couple of weeks back that the Blackburn fans deserved open attacking football it was fairly obvious that Sam’s job was in danger.

Sky Sports news is reporting that the reason is a disagreement on transfer policy but that sounds like a convenient excuse – and we think he was fired for the football his teams play – which can send you to sleep – it’s so exciting.

Sam may find it hard to get back anytime soon in the Premier League because he’s been sacked twice for the dour and drab type of play his sides produce week in and week out..

And to think Fabio Capello was saying he could become  the next England manager – Fabio please give us a break.

But there again the FA will be the ones to choose the new England manager and we don‘t put it past them – because after all they selected Steve McClaren because it would upset the least number of people.

It’s really bad news for big Sam – but if the new owners from India wanted Blackburn to play attractive attacking and open football then big Sam was not their man.

And the Blackburn owners, Venky Group, have today insisted they want entertaining football at Ewood Park in the aftermath of Allardyce’s sacking.

This is what Chairman Anuradha Desai said today:

‘We want good football and Blackburn to be fourth or fifth in the league or even better,’

“The fans should trust us because this is in the best interests of the club.”

Best of luck – that will not be easy.

We wonder if Chris Hughton may be considered for the position.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Big Sam is only wanted when clubs want to finish between 11th and 17th in the league. His tactics are anti football and defensive so naturally if the owners want to finish near european places they need a new boss and much better players

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    for us, at St Andrew, we will see how perform M. Padrew, to me Liverpool match, i can’t see any tactic changes, just same side of our Pride CH doing, so let see what can M. Padrew do for us, he say he can make NUFC to play attractive attacking and open football. Hurmm…

  • batty

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #3

    who is m pardew ?

  • traceline

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    that news made my day yesterday – seeing that grade 1 narcissist get bought back down to earth because his paymasters don’t share in his delusions of grandeur.

    Maybe he’ll have time to fire in his application to Real Madrid or chelsea now.

    Hopefully this will be the last we see of this miserable, slack jawed etc etc…….

    I could go on but am sure you get my drift.

  • bobby martins 34

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #5

    To be honest whenever Barton is not available the creativity is absent and we are reduced to depending on the same long ball to Carroll tactics. The service from the wings is non existent as well with Guiterrez going missing in the last few games…Need another quality winger to put in those crosses…

  • Captain Beefheart

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Every club wants to be 4th or 5th or above, problem is there’s 20 of them feel they are IT. Most of these owner’s have been conned into purchasing a loss making investment, and so sack the manager as it’s their fault – it’s a mug’s game now and utterly unsustainable.

    Say what you like about Big Sam, he doesn’t do relegation. Pardew does….

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Batty, lads,

    M Pardew aka manager pardew….hahahahahaha…just hoping lads.

  • Sinner

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Sure its either Jol or O’neil to be their next manager

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Somewhere down the line people want to see good football and be entertained for 90 mins.

    If you know that you are always going to get negative, long ball football coupled with kicking people, you might as well go and watch rugby league.

    Fat Sam is as far removed from watching Barcelona as you could possibly get . His style is anti football.

  • lewman

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    another big pay packet for big sam, i bet he’s secretly over the moon

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11


    Yes I was thinking that.

  • ballerfan2

    Dec 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #12

    “Big Sam doesn’t do relegation”

    Some ambition – season after season with the sole purpose of avoiding the drop ….. and I still suspect he may well have “achieved” relegation had he stayed at Newcastle.

  • Sav

    Dec 14, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #13

    After his experience with My Cash, I doubt CH would fancy working for any more chicken-stranglers in a hurry.

  • estechco

    Dec 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Good news Sam. You’re now free to go and manage Inter, Real or similar…tw@t!

  • nightfa11

    Dec 14, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    now he can finally take over real madrid.

    the worst manager on this god damn planet. how can such a prick get millions for a job he sucks at i’ll never know. & he keeps getting offers-.-

  • Brutooon

    Dec 14, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #16

    i agree with some of you, he is the worst manager in history.

    play all those long balls and never play simple pass.

    ask him to manage Barca and messi wont get any of the ball

  • cyprus

    Dec 14, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #17

    I hate to defend Sam, because he did so much wrong for us, but: He has done reasonably well with pretty average teams. And I know what he meant when he said he could coach Barca. Hell, I could coach Barca (CV available on request)

  • archaeomag

    Dec 14, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #18

    What is amazing, is that Rovers may take a couple of months to replace him!
    Sorry Sam, Rovers prefer to have no manager at all than having you at the helm.
    While I was disappointed with Big Sam, this is pretty harsh, and an odd move by the chicken farmers.

  • xfer

    Dec 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Blackburn wants 4th or 5th, but we only want to be challenging for 7th in 5 years! Wake me up!


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