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Will Fat Sam Allardyce last the season at West Ham?

Tom Winnifrith
Friday 6 December 2013

My lack of support for Fat Sam is no secret but it seems that after losing away to useless Palace on Tuesday others are coming round to my point of view. The Premier League’s third longest serving manager may not last the season. He should never have been reappointed.

Fat Sam has spent heavily to build a team around one man, Andy Carroll. Horseface may be back on the training ground at last but appears incredibly injury prone. Fat Sam should surely have had a Plan B – how to secure 2 points every two games when Carroll is NOT playing. He did not.

We now have a run of games against top sides lasting until West Brom on December 28th where if we pick up even three points (and I include West Brom in that run) we will be lucky. It is thus perfectly possible that we will be starting the New Year at home to Sunderland already in the relegation zone.

I hope that I am wrong and we pull off a surprise or two but the form of late suggests that this will not happen. At what point do the board call it a day, sack Fat Sam and hire anyone else? I see that some are suggesting Paul Ince should make a return to the Boleyn. I know his managerial record is “mixed” and that he is widely loathed but in the season of goodwill who knows? He is, despite all the abuse hurled at him, still a West Ham supporter.

Frankly I have not got a Scooby who should or would take this job were Fat Sam to be fired in January with us sitting in the bottom three.  We should not be in this mess in the first place given the money we have splashed out.  

It is all just so depressing.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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