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.