Who would be a Premier League manager these days?
With the Internet and social media widely available now, those fairly new media outlets are used by football fans and anybody else to vent about football – and if things are not going well at any clubs some of the criticism is vicious – and I´m being kind.
Sam Allardyce – new Sunderland manager
How many times do you see Twitter wars going on with various people – it´s happening all the time here in the US at the moment with the Republican presidential candidates.
Donald Trump in particular seems to smash anybody who doesn´t agree with him – which is not exactly being presidential.
But I´m being picky.
Such is the modern world we suppose.
Sam Allardyce has just been appointed Sunderland manager and if anybody can get Sunderland safe this season it´s probably big Sam, who gets criticized but the man can deliver results when it´s necessary.
Sam will bring in former Newcastle caption Kevin Nolan, who´s a free agent at the moment, to help him turn around the dressing room.
Kevin is waning a bit on the pitch, but he´s a real leader in every sense of the word and will only help Sam turn things around at the Black Cats.
Sunderland fans seem pleased with the appointment and so they should be because bis Sam is a savvy manager dedicated to the job.
But Sam was criticized big time at Newcastle when he was at the club for a short eight months from May of 2007 until he as fired the following January.
This is what big Sam has said in the Sun today:
“When I was at West Ham my wife, Lynne, would constantly read the supporters’ website to see what new insults were being fired.”
“It upset her but she couldn’t keep away from the screen.” “Now she’s been reading the Sunderland fans’ site and she tells me the reaction has been very positive, which makes me feel very excited to get going.”
“It’s nice to be loved. But at West Ham and at Newcastle I was faced by passionate fans that made themselves heard if they weren’t happy.”
“It wasn’t just me at West Ham, it was every manager that was there.” “I got it because I was the manager at that time but before that they moaned about Avram Grant, Alan Curbishley, Alan Pardew and Harry Redknapp.”
“Look at Alan Pardew now and how his career has transformed.” “They gave him a hard time at Newcastle and he moved to Crystal Palace where the fans love him and the turnaround has been scary.”
It´s not good news for Sam that his wife Lynne is reading the web sites because things can get very nasty on those sites on and Twitter and Facebook.
Sam will be called things she never even thought possible.
Notice Sam doesn´t read them!
The only thing we are interested in is that we can break the five game losing streak to Sunderland in a couple of weeks time.
Another defeat in that game would be too much to take.