Allardyce grateful for West Ham United support after Blackburn Rovers sacking

This Is Lancashire: Sam Allardyce Sam Allardyce

SAM Allardyce is grateful for the backing he has received from West Ham United – after admitting he did not have the same luxury at Blackburn Rovers.

West Ham currently sit 19th in the Premier League and saw an inexperienced side thrashed 5-0 by Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday.

But co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold issued an open letter to West Ham’s fans backing Allardyce’s position.

That comes in contrast to the end of his reign at Ewood Park, when owners Venky’s opted to dispense with Allardyce with Rovers 13th in the league - even though chairman John Williams wanted to keep the manager.

Allardyce also lost his job at Newcastle United in 2008.

”I’m obviously pleased by the united front we are trying to keep under these difficult times at the moment,” Allardyce said ahead of West Ham’s League Cup semi final first leg at Manchester City tomorrow night.

”When it comes public from the co-chairmen it is nice to see and hear.

“From our point of view we are all understanding the difficult position we are in at the moment.

”We all have to work through it together in the hope that we turn it around in to a positive reaction in terms of our results.

”I wasn’t backed by my last two chairmen and got sacked for no reason at all.

”The day-to-day running of the football club is all I’m focused on.

“I keep in touch with the owners on a regular basis, it is a daily basis at the moment.

“I would be more worried if that communication went quiet.”

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12:50pm Tue 7 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

While I'm not sure it was the right time to sack him at Blackburn his brand of football was bloody awful,I remember the opening game of the season against Everton when Kalanic managed to cobble an equaliser the match was dire with the team hoofing it up to the lone stricker.
While I'm not sure it was the right time to sack him at Blackburn his brand of football was bloody awful,I remember the opening game of the season against Everton when Kalanic managed to cobble an equaliser the match was dire with the team hoofing it up to the lone stricker. juanbbien
  • Score: 10

1:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

comeonublues1875 says...

juanbbien wrote:
While I'm not sure it was the right time to sack him at Blackburn his brand of football was bloody awful,I remember the opening game of the season against Everton when Kalanic managed to cobble an equaliser the match was dire with the team hoofing it up to the lone stricker.
Sam didnt always play the best football, but he worked with the resources he had. He was part of a well respected club with JW and TF, we punched above our weight. We would have always survived.
But any realistic Rovers fan could see what he was trying to do, % game, chooses games he expected to win. We enjoyed it whilst it lasted and I bet the vast majority of Rovers fans would have those days back in a flash.
Good luck Sam, you deserve a break.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: While I'm not sure it was the right time to sack him at Blackburn his brand of football was bloody awful,I remember the opening game of the season against Everton when Kalanic managed to cobble an equaliser the match was dire with the team hoofing it up to the lone stricker.[/p][/quote]Sam didnt always play the best football, but he worked with the resources he had. He was part of a well respected club with JW and TF, we punched above our weight. We would have always survived. But any realistic Rovers fan could see what he was trying to do, % game, chooses games he expected to win. We enjoyed it whilst it lasted and I bet the vast majority of Rovers fans would have those days back in a flash. Good luck Sam, you deserve a break. comeonublues1875
  • Score: 8

1:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Whilst not liking BS's tactics, we as Rovers fans knew that to survive in the PL he knew what was required, as did JW. If only the Venky's had listen to him.
Whilst not liking BS's tactics, we as Rovers fans knew that to survive in the PL he knew what was required, as did JW. If only the Venky's had listen to him. A Darener
  • Score: 16

1:44pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

I wasn't a fan of the hoof ball as some call it but understand why he played it. Ask any other manager in the bottom half of the Prem what they would do to stay in the top flight. There's too much money at stake these days to even contemplate relegation. Ask Venkys.
I wasn't a fan of the hoof ball as some call it but understand why he played it. Ask any other manager in the bottom half of the Prem what they would do to stay in the top flight. There's too much money at stake these days to even contemplate relegation. Ask Venkys. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

2:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

If GB fails and you blow him out the door, just who would take you on :O)
If GB fails and you blow him out the door, just who would take you on :O) RobH2O
  • Score: -8

2:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jogalot says...

It was hoofball and I wasn't sorry to see Sam go but at the time I thought Venkys had in mind to bring in a better manager. I may return if eventually they do bring in a better manager than Sam but it will probly never happen. Venkys out.
It was hoofball and I wasn't sorry to see Sam go but at the time I thought Venkys had in mind to bring in a better manager. I may return if eventually they do bring in a better manager than Sam but it will probly never happen. Venkys out. jogalot
  • Score: -6

3:29pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SteppBladder says...

I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't. SteppBladder
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Tue 7 Jan 14

French Rover says...

BFS should be worried - very worried. His decision to play his weakest available side at the weekend which put West Ham out of the cup to lower league opposition earned him the anger and wrath of the majority of Hammer fans who followed in good numbers and spent their hard earned money to go to the City Ground just to see yet another humiliating display from their troubled team
.
West Ham are third favorites to go down at the end of the season with Palace and Sunderland, and have only one win their last 13 league games!

But with Gold and Sullivan backing him publicly this week, and knowing what business they are in, then BFS is bound to get royally shafted soon!

Sacked by West Brom, Passed over at Preston, Sacked by Blackpool, Sacked by Newcastle, Sacked by the Rovers and soon to be sacked by West Ham.

Never had anytime for him, he blustered along at Ewood but only because he was under very good `guidence` from above with TF and JW. It was their management of the club that kept us in the prem and not the BFS arrogance that he excuded in almost every interview.

His tenure as manager is sandwiched between a couple of other terrible choices - Paul Ince and Steve Kean so that is a pretty poor trio I think - and not a patch on their immediate predecessors at Ewood such as Hughes and Souness, Hodgson and Dalglish etc

GB took on the hardest job of them all this season and is already proving to be ten times the man BFS is........

just hope Bazzer appreciates my glowing tribute to BFS! (And I thought I had gotten over him)!
BFS should be worried - very worried. His decision to play his weakest available side at the weekend which put West Ham out of the cup to lower league opposition earned him the anger and wrath of the majority of Hammer fans who followed in good numbers and spent their hard earned money to go to the City Ground just to see yet another humiliating display from their troubled team . West Ham are third favorites to go down at the end of the season with Palace and Sunderland, and have only one win their last 13 league games! But with Gold and Sullivan backing him publicly this week, and knowing what business they are in, then BFS is bound to get royally shafted soon! Sacked by West Brom, Passed over at Preston, Sacked by Blackpool, Sacked by Newcastle, Sacked by the Rovers and soon to be sacked by West Ham. Never had anytime for him, he blustered along at Ewood but only because he was under very good `guidence` from above with TF and JW. It was their management of the club that kept us in the prem and not the BFS arrogance that he excuded in almost every interview. His tenure as manager is sandwiched between a couple of other terrible choices - Paul Ince and Steve Kean so that is a pretty poor trio I think - and not a patch on their immediate predecessors at Ewood such as Hughes and Souness, Hodgson and Dalglish etc GB took on the hardest job of them all this season and is already proving to be ten times the man BFS is........ just hope Bazzer appreciates my glowing tribute to BFS! (And I thought I had gotten over him)! French Rover
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale. Bazzer
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!! Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
BFS should be worried - very worried. His decision to play his weakest available side at the weekend which put West Ham out of the cup to lower league opposition earned him the anger and wrath of the majority of Hammer fans who followed in good numbers and spent their hard earned money to go to the City Ground just to see yet another humiliating display from their troubled team
.
West Ham are third favorites to go down at the end of the season with Palace and Sunderland, and have only one win their last 13 league games!

But with Gold and Sullivan backing him publicly this week, and knowing what business they are in, then BFS is bound to get royally shafted soon!

Sacked by West Brom, Passed over at Preston, Sacked by Blackpool, Sacked by Newcastle, Sacked by the Rovers and soon to be sacked by West Ham.

Never had anytime for him, he blustered along at Ewood but only because he was under very good `guidence` from above with TF and JW. It was their management of the club that kept us in the prem and not the BFS arrogance that he excuded in almost every interview.

His tenure as manager is sandwiched between a couple of other terrible choices - Paul Ince and Steve Kean so that is a pretty poor trio I think - and not a patch on their immediate predecessors at Ewood such as Hughes and Souness, Hodgson and Dalglish etc

GB took on the hardest job of them all this season and is already proving to be ten times the man BFS is........

just hope Bazzer appreciates my glowing tribute to BFS! (And I thought I had gotten over him)!
FR..still writing revisionist history I see! But things are looking good at long last. I can always cling onto Tommy's long throw as well! So I will not mention you getting out your boots when Big Sam is down.......
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: BFS should be worried - very worried. His decision to play his weakest available side at the weekend which put West Ham out of the cup to lower league opposition earned him the anger and wrath of the majority of Hammer fans who followed in good numbers and spent their hard earned money to go to the City Ground just to see yet another humiliating display from their troubled team . West Ham are third favorites to go down at the end of the season with Palace and Sunderland, and have only one win their last 13 league games! But with Gold and Sullivan backing him publicly this week, and knowing what business they are in, then BFS is bound to get royally shafted soon! Sacked by West Brom, Passed over at Preston, Sacked by Blackpool, Sacked by Newcastle, Sacked by the Rovers and soon to be sacked by West Ham. Never had anytime for him, he blustered along at Ewood but only because he was under very good `guidence` from above with TF and JW. It was their management of the club that kept us in the prem and not the BFS arrogance that he excuded in almost every interview. His tenure as manager is sandwiched between a couple of other terrible choices - Paul Ince and Steve Kean so that is a pretty poor trio I think - and not a patch on their immediate predecessors at Ewood such as Hughes and Souness, Hodgson and Dalglish etc GB took on the hardest job of them all this season and is already proving to be ten times the man BFS is........ just hope Bazzer appreciates my glowing tribute to BFS! (And I thought I had gotten over him)![/p][/quote]FR..still writing revisionist history I see! But things are looking good at long last. I can always cling onto Tommy's long throw as well! So I will not mention you getting out your boots when Big Sam is down....... Bazzer
  • Score: 3

4:23pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SteppBladder says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO. SteppBladder
  • Score: 5

4:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Dinglebasher says...

Big Sam was OK for the Rovers he kept us in the premier at a good level considering the money he was given and just remember the P-rick that followed him!
Big Sam was OK for the Rovers he kept us in the premier at a good level considering the money he was given and just remember the P-rick that followed him! Dinglebasher
  • Score: 2

5:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

DanBlackburn says...

Sam was great for us. Forget his hoof ball tag. He was pragmatic and got the best out of the team he had during his time here. I have a lot of respect for him, he could attract players, spot a bargain and took no sh+t from anyone.
He was ideal for a small club like us surviving and punching above our weight in the Prem.
Then along came the corrupt Anderson, Backstabbing liar filth Kean and the Buffoons from Pune.
Sam was great for us. Forget his hoof ball tag. He was pragmatic and got the best out of the team he had during his time here. I have a lot of respect for him, he could attract players, spot a bargain and took no sh+t from anyone. He was ideal for a small club like us surviving and punching above our weight in the Prem. Then along came the corrupt Anderson, Backstabbing liar filth Kean and the Buffoons from Pune. DanBlackburn
  • Score: 9

6:08pm Tue 7 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ! greenscreener
  • Score: 5

6:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

SteppBladder wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
Yes but thats the problem with Youth Teams, they haven't really been exposed to his playbook and coaching methods yet ;-)
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.[/p][/quote]Yes but thats the problem with Youth Teams, they haven't really been exposed to his playbook and coaching methods yet ;-) greenscreener
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ghost of sceptic says...

jogalot wrote:
It was hoofball and I wasn't sorry to see Sam go but at the time I thought Venkys had in mind to bring in a better manager. I may return if eventually they do bring in a better manager than Sam but it will probly never happen. Venkys out.
I agree, i was driven away from Rovers under big Sam. The football was dreadful and i just came away depressed in the end unable to watch any more.
[quote][p][bold]jogalot[/bold] wrote: It was hoofball and I wasn't sorry to see Sam go but at the time I thought Venkys had in mind to bring in a better manager. I may return if eventually they do bring in a better manager than Sam but it will probly never happen. Venkys out.[/p][/quote]I agree, i was driven away from Rovers under big Sam. The football was dreadful and i just came away depressed in the end unable to watch any more. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

SteppBladder wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
I agree but they didn't play hoof ball against Forest did they. BTW I'm not a fan of Allardyce but he knew how to win games or we might have been relegated earlier.
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.[/p][/quote]I agree but they didn't play hoof ball against Forest did they. BTW I'm not a fan of Allardyce but he knew how to win games or we might have been relegated earlier. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

ghost of sceptic wrote:
jogalot wrote:
It was hoofball and I wasn't sorry to see Sam go but at the time I thought Venkys had in mind to bring in a better manager. I may return if eventually they do bring in a better manager than Sam but it will probly never happen. Venkys out.
I agree, i was driven away from Rovers under big Sam. The football was dreadful and i just came away depressed in the end unable to watch any more.
With respect have you not been depressed this last 3 years since he left?
Apart from recent form under GB was the football any better under Kean, Appleton etc ?
[quote][p][bold]ghost of sceptic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jogalot[/bold] wrote: It was hoofball and I wasn't sorry to see Sam go but at the time I thought Venkys had in mind to bring in a better manager. I may return if eventually they do bring in a better manager than Sam but it will probly never happen. Venkys out.[/p][/quote]I agree, i was driven away from Rovers under big Sam. The football was dreadful and i just came away depressed in the end unable to watch any more.[/p][/quote]With respect have you not been depressed this last 3 years since he left? Apart from recent form under GB was the football any better under Kean, Appleton etc ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

10:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BRFC75 says...

SteppBladder wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
The reality for a struggling premiership club is the FA Cup is pain in the puppies privates, they are so focused on premiership safety and success , this distraction is unwanted, comments about disrespect about fielding a weakened team are naive, what would we rather have at Rovers promotion or a FA Cup win.
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.[/p][/quote]The reality for a struggling premiership club is the FA Cup is pain in the puppies privates, they are so focused on premiership safety and success , this distraction is unwanted, comments about disrespect about fielding a weakened team are naive, what would we rather have at Rovers promotion or a FA Cup win. BRFC75
  • Score: -1

10:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SteppBladder says...

BRFC75 wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
The reality for a struggling premiership club is the FA Cup is pain in the puppies privates, they are so focused on premiership safety and success , this distraction is unwanted, comments about disrespect about fielding a weakened team are naive, what would we rather have at Rovers promotion or a FA Cup win.
It's not either or, you can have both. Or at least try for both.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.[/p][/quote]The reality for a struggling premiership club is the FA Cup is pain in the puppies privates, they are so focused on premiership safety and success , this distraction is unwanted, comments about disrespect about fielding a weakened team are naive, what would we rather have at Rovers promotion or a FA Cup win.[/p][/quote]It's not either or, you can have both. Or at least try for both. SteppBladder
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SteppBladder says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
I agree but they didn't play hoof ball against Forest did they. BTW I'm not a fan of Allardyce but he knew how to win games or we might have been relegated earlier.
No they didn't. But I never said they did.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.[/p][/quote]I agree but they didn't play hoof ball against Forest did they. BTW I'm not a fan of Allardyce but he knew how to win games or we might have been relegated earlier.[/p][/quote]No they didn't. But I never said they did. SteppBladder
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

Big Sam, football's answer to Marmite...
Trotters loved it, Some/most Rvers hated it
Me ? I like Marmite
But I like GB too...
Big Sam, football's answer to Marmite... Trotters loved it, Some/most Rvers hated it Me ? I like Marmite But I like GB too... Wild Rover
  • Score: 0

11:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ![/p][/quote]lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie! French Rover
  • Score: -1

11:54pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie!
And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership.
Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ![/p][/quote]lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie![/p][/quote]And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership. Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!! Bazzer
  • Score: -1

8:39am Wed 8 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie!
And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership.
Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!!
Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ![/p][/quote]lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie![/p][/quote]And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership. Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!![/p][/quote]Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named. greenscreener
  • Score: 5

8:51am Wed 8 Jan 14

Seasiders says...

Don't work Sam, I'm sure Madrid are just waiting for you to get sacked.....you deluded fool!
Don't work Sam, I'm sure Madrid are just waiting for you to get sacked.....you deluded fool! Seasiders
  • Score: 0

9:11am Wed 8 Jan 14

Seasiders says...

Seasiders wrote:
Don't work Sam, I'm sure Madrid are just waiting for you to get sacked.....you deluded fool!
Don't worry, not work lol But you might do the football world a service if you didn't work?
[quote][p][bold]Seasiders[/bold] wrote: Don't work Sam, I'm sure Madrid are just waiting for you to get sacked.....you deluded fool![/p][/quote]Don't worry, not work lol But you might do the football world a service if you didn't work? Seasiders
  • Score: 0

9:24am Wed 8 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

greenscreener wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie!
And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership.
Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!!
Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.
Old Smelly was the visionary!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ![/p][/quote]lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie![/p][/quote]And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership. Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!![/p][/quote]Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.[/p][/quote]Old Smelly was the visionary! Bazzer
  • Score: 0

9:44am Wed 8 Jan 14

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie!
And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership.
Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!!
Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.
Old Smelly was the visionary!
I am almost sure that Deluded Dave on here is the `son of smelly`...!

And talking about managers names that have been bandied for the Rovers job - I see two more have just made it into work with Ole GS at Swansea and Timmy Sherwood at Spurs - both heavily linked with us last season.

Would we swop GB for either now?
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ![/p][/quote]lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie![/p][/quote]And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership. Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!![/p][/quote]Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.[/p][/quote]Old Smelly was the visionary![/p][/quote]I am almost sure that Deluded Dave on here is the `son of smelly`...! And talking about managers names that have been bandied for the Rovers job - I see two more have just made it into work with Ole GS at Swansea and Timmy Sherwood at Spurs - both heavily linked with us last season. Would we swop GB for either now? French Rover
  • Score: 0

11:36am Wed 8 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.
Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable.

"if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place.

why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had

playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins)

once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.
My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ?

Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS !
lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie!
And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership.
Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!!
Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.
Old Smelly was the visionary!
I am almost sure that Deluded Dave on here is the `son of smelly`...!

And talking about managers names that have been bandied for the Rovers job - I see two more have just made it into work with Ole GS at Swansea and Timmy Sherwood at Spurs - both heavily linked with us last season.

Would we swop GB for either now?
Well old smelly was certainly a prophet of doom, but if Venkys were planning to asset strip, as he foretold, then they have screwed up big time. Equally If Dave is the son of anyone then they certainly were not married because he is one stupid b.....d.

Sherwood and Solksjaer, who knows, I doubt either of them would have come without a massive salary, and a plan to move on very quickly, i think GB is doing a great job rebuilding the club on and off the field and I'd like to see him rewarded with promotion, this year, or next.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Difficult and unlucky times at West Ham but if anyone is equipped to get them out of the mess it is Big Sam. Same goes for Keith Hill, who had an unlucky time at Barnsley and has bounced back with a vengeance at Rochdale.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - your loyalty to your hero is admirable. "if anybody is equipped to get them out of the mess it is big sam" - here's a clue for you bazzer - it's him that got them into that mess in the first place. why is he unlucky? - he put all his eggs in one injured basket case. he has lost his defenders cos they have been playing on the back-foot all season. he dumped carlton cole when he thought he had enough upfront. he seems intent on not playing joe cole. as billy davis said on sunday - he wished he had the same attacking options that BFS had playing with no centre forward - sounds like when he reverted to playing chris samba up front for us for 90mins (as opposed to last 10 mins) once he gets canned from weztam - that's it for him.....he will take his ugly mug to the sky (or bt) boxes and review games.[/p][/quote]My god, have I clicked on the archive pages from 4 years ago ? Bazzer, HH and FR debating the merits of BFS ![/p][/quote]lol yeah a bit of a throwback indeed...the debate I mean! But all in good clean fun Greenie![/p][/quote]And it was started by Mr. French! Big Sam apart, even Greenscreener must acknowledge that painful lessons were learnt from that awful period at Rovers. What I do miss are the fanciful lists composed by supporters as to the next manager after BFS. From Benitez to Laudrup etc. I also miss 10th place in the Premiership. Let us hope The Rovers can replace West Ham in the top flight this year. That is what you revisionists should focus your minds upon and ditch your penchant for premature schadenfreude!!![/p][/quote]Have to admit that as a football fan I wasn't sad to see Sam leave Blackburn, i was not enjoying watching his team perform, but never did I imagine that things would go so spectacularly wrong so quickly. The dream Venkys bought became a nightmare for us all when their ignorance and arrogance left power on and off the field in the hands of immoral men. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if Venkys had simply given the old board the money they spent over the last 3 years I suspect we would still be a mid-table premiership team, but I don't actually think Sam would have lasted more than 12 months. Although I am certain that with Williams in control and finding the next manager the club would not have been dismantled by Kean and He who shall not be named.[/p][/quote]Old Smelly was the visionary![/p][/quote]I am almost sure that Deluded Dave on here is the `son of smelly`...! And talking about managers names that have been bandied for the Rovers job - I see two more have just made it into work with Ole GS at Swansea and Timmy Sherwood at Spurs - both heavily linked with us last season. Would we swop GB for either now?[/p][/quote]Well old smelly was certainly a prophet of doom, but if Venkys were planning to asset strip, as he foretold, then they have screwed up big time. Equally If Dave is the son of anyone then they certainly were not married because he is one stupid b.....d. Sherwood and Solksjaer, who knows, I doubt either of them would have come without a massive salary, and a plan to move on very quickly, i think GB is doing a great job rebuilding the club on and off the field and I'd like to see him rewarded with promotion, this year, or next. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

11:37am Wed 8 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

greenscreener wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
SteppBladder wrote:
I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.
I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!!
He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.
Yes but thats the problem with Youth Teams, they haven't really been exposed to his playbook and coaching methods yet ;-)
He had no one to hoof it up to
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: I never did like BFS's approach to the game and still don't.[/p][/quote]I didn't see much evidence of hoof ball against Forest even though they got thrashed !!![/p][/quote]He put out a second-string side which didn't show any repsect to the fans, the cup or the club IMO.[/p][/quote]Yes but thats the problem with Youth Teams, they haven't really been exposed to his playbook and coaching methods yet ;-)[/p][/quote]He had no one to hoof it up to juanbbien
  • Score: 0

12:06pm Wed 8 Jan 14

fitz808 says...

comeonublues1875 wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
While I'm not sure it was the right time to sack him at Blackburn his brand of football was bloody awful,I remember the opening game of the season against Everton when Kalanic managed to cobble an equaliser the match was dire with the team hoofing it up to the lone stricker.
Sam didnt always play the best football, but he worked with the resources he had. He was part of a well respected club with JW and TF, we punched above our weight. We would have always survived.
But any realistic Rovers fan could see what he was trying to do, % game, chooses games he expected to win. We enjoyed it whilst it lasted and I bet the vast majority of Rovers fans would have those days back in a flash.
Good luck Sam, you deserve a break.
this is the classic debate... i'm glad it's back as it beats trying to ignore the nonsensical dingle windups that accompany each article.

it's important to separate the sacking of BFS with what followed when speaking purely about football, rather than the shocking mismanagement of the club.
personally, i think it was right to ditch the fat one at the time, beacuse the football was unwatchable. now, as a rovers fan, i don't expect to be watching a poor-man's barcelona, but we were being forced to watch some horrible football. we weren't doing particularly well in the league, but were ticking over. it think it was the right time to mature as a club and take our football in a different direction, rather than settling for the allardyce method.
the thing that really got me about allardyce was the clear targeting of games. the team would perform in the games he thought we could win, but there was a clear drop in performance in games he had not earmarked for points. the united game, which was pretty much the catalyst for his exit, was one of these games. you can debate his brand of football as long as you want, but that kind of attitude is unforgivable as a fan. west ham's lame display against forest is another example and i am not surprised by the fans' reaction to it. i certainly can't muster any sympathy for allardyce because of this kind of attitude.

obviously, what followed for us as a club has been pretty poor, but that doesn't let allardyce off the hook in my book
[quote][p][bold]comeonublues1875[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: While I'm not sure it was the right time to sack him at Blackburn his brand of football was bloody awful,I remember the opening game of the season against Everton when Kalanic managed to cobble an equaliser the match was dire with the team hoofing it up to the lone stricker.[/p][/quote]Sam didnt always play the best football, but he worked with the resources he had. He was part of a well respected club with JW and TF, we punched above our weight. We would have always survived. But any realistic Rovers fan could see what he was trying to do, % game, chooses games he expected to win. We enjoyed it whilst it lasted and I bet the vast majority of Rovers fans would have those days back in a flash. Good luck Sam, you deserve a break.[/p][/quote]this is the classic debate... i'm glad it's back as it beats trying to ignore the nonsensical dingle windups that accompany each article. it's important to separate the sacking of BFS with what followed when speaking purely about football, rather than the shocking mismanagement of the club. personally, i think it was right to ditch the fat one at the time, beacuse the football was unwatchable. now, as a rovers fan, i don't expect to be watching a poor-man's barcelona, but we were being forced to watch some horrible football. we weren't doing particularly well in the league, but were ticking over. it think it was the right time to mature as a club and take our football in a different direction, rather than settling for the allardyce method. the thing that really got me about allardyce was the clear targeting of games. the team would perform in the games he thought we could win, but there was a clear drop in performance in games he had not earmarked for points. the united game, which was pretty much the catalyst for his exit, was one of these games. you can debate his brand of football as long as you want, but that kind of attitude is unforgivable as a fan. west ham's lame display against forest is another example and i am not surprised by the fans' reaction to it. i certainly can't muster any sympathy for allardyce because of this kind of attitude. obviously, what followed for us as a club has been pretty poor, but that doesn't let allardyce off the hook in my book fitz808
  • Score: 3

12:13pm Wed 8 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Well we certainly went in a different direction!
Well we certainly went in a different direction! A Darener
  • Score: 2

12:22pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

Both Big Sam and Tony Pulis attract widely divergent views, but who can doubt Palace, given their perilous situation, have gone for pragmatism over style?
Both Big Sam and Tony Pulis attract widely divergent views, but who can doubt Palace, given their perilous situation, have gone for pragmatism over style? Bazzer
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Wed 8 Jan 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Bazzer wrote:
Both Big Sam and Tony Pulis attract widely divergent views, but who can doubt Palace, given their perilous situation, have gone for pragmatism over style?
Bazzer - you are correct about the widely divergent views - there are those that think that BFS is the man who killed Bambi when it comes to football and those that are wrong :).

the appointment of lardy at weztam was always going to turn sour as the 'ammers fans think they won the world cup in 66 and there is this myth about weztam's soccer school. true BFS got them promoted and managed a decent season last year - but my understanding is that this season he has been the same old stick-in-the-mud that we experienced at rovers. he has also been guilty of doing the old "not my fault, not invented here" stuff that he is notorious for.

the difference between his tenure at bolton and at other clubs could not be more stark - yes it was percentage stuff at notlob....but he also had some real world class talent that he embroidered into the side - JJ, Campo, Anelka to name but three.

also the comparison with pulis is an interesting one. true both play a similar game - - but pulis has managed to pull a few rabbits since he touched down at the Nigels. Palace have a much weaker squad than 'Ammers - but Pulis has injected some life into proceedings at a team which supporters thoroughly expected to get relegated at the start of the season - compare that to the dead cat bounce that you are seeing at upton park since they licked spuds 3-0 and the lacklustre stuff has been against teams that he would normally target 3 points

can't say i will be sad at his imminent departure - money will never be a problem for him. i know there is a lot of debate about best/worst games of all time - but two of the most boring stick in my mind (i think on successive home games) against fulham and sunderland - it was soul-less spiritless vapid football in-extremis.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Both Big Sam and Tony Pulis attract widely divergent views, but who can doubt Palace, given their perilous situation, have gone for pragmatism over style?[/p][/quote]Bazzer - you are correct about the widely divergent views - there are those that think that BFS is the man who killed Bambi when it comes to football and those that are wrong :). the appointment of lardy at weztam was always going to turn sour as the 'ammers fans think they won the world cup in 66 and there is this myth about weztam's soccer school. true BFS got them promoted and managed a decent season last year - but my understanding is that this season he has been the same old stick-in-the-mud that we experienced at rovers. he has also been guilty of doing the old "not my fault, not invented here" stuff that he is notorious for. the difference between his tenure at bolton and at other clubs could not be more stark - yes it was percentage stuff at notlob....but he also had some real world class talent that he embroidered into the side - JJ, Campo, Anelka to name but three. also the comparison with pulis is an interesting one. true both play a similar game - - but pulis has managed to pull a few rabbits since he touched down at the Nigels. Palace have a much weaker squad than 'Ammers - but Pulis has injected some life into proceedings at a team which supporters thoroughly expected to get relegated at the start of the season - compare that to the dead cat bounce that you are seeing at upton park since they licked spuds 3-0 and the lacklustre stuff has been against teams that he would normally target 3 points can't say i will be sad at his imminent departure - money will never be a problem for him. i know there is a lot of debate about best/worst games of all time - but two of the most boring stick in my mind (i think on successive home games) against fulham and sunderland - it was soul-less spiritless vapid football in-extremis. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Wed 8 Jan 14

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
Both Big Sam and Tony Pulis attract widely divergent views, but who can doubt Palace, given their perilous situation, have gone for pragmatism over style?
Maybe the pragmatic Pullis as you rightly describe him can keep Palace up but it will still be a big ask and if he does do it then I think it will be at the expense of West Ham and BFS. But surely WHU are better positioned to stay up financially? With Gold and Sullivans millions a decent manager should be able too buy his way out of relegation at this stage of the season. But will they give him the chance or get someone else in who is a decent manager! Maybe the result and performance tonight against City in the semi may show what will happen.

Talking about semis, last nights game was a shocker. You can see whay Sunderland are probably coming back down but United were no better. Moyes looks shell shocked and who can blame him, Fergie almost deliberately left him a pile of rubbish in red shirts. Take Rooney and Van Persie out of the team and you have very little left. Wouldnt be surprised to see Phil and Gary Neville playing again next week. And didn`t messers Fergie, Charlton and Robson look well peed off after the game. Big decisions to come at OT yet I think...
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Both Big Sam and Tony Pulis attract widely divergent views, but who can doubt Palace, given their perilous situation, have gone for pragmatism over style?[/p][/quote]Maybe the pragmatic Pullis as you rightly describe him can keep Palace up but it will still be a big ask and if he does do it then I think it will be at the expense of West Ham and BFS. But surely WHU are better positioned to stay up financially? With Gold and Sullivans millions a decent manager should be able too buy his way out of relegation at this stage of the season. But will they give him the chance or get someone else in who is a decent manager! Maybe the result and performance tonight against City in the semi may show what will happen. Talking about semis, last nights game was a shocker. You can see whay Sunderland are probably coming back down but United were no better. Moyes looks shell shocked and who can blame him, Fergie almost deliberately left him a pile of rubbish in red shirts. Take Rooney and Van Persie out of the team and you have very little left. Wouldnt be surprised to see Phil and Gary Neville playing again next week. And didn`t messers Fergie, Charlton and Robson look well peed off after the game. Big decisions to come at OT yet I think... French Rover
  • Score: -1

4:11pm Wed 8 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

A Darener wrote:
Well we certainly went in a different direction!
You certainly did, have you been back since ? :-)
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Well we certainly went in a different direction![/p][/quote]You certainly did, have you been back since ? :-) greenscreener
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Wed 8 Jan 14

A Darener says...

greenscreener wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Well we certainly went in a different direction!
You certainly did, have you been back since ? :-)
No! And not likely to whilst Venky's still there. Unless they apologise for their lies and incompetence. Not holding my breath!
Although I do like the stability being instilled by GB.
I now consider myself a follower of the Rovers, not a supporter.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Well we certainly went in a different direction![/p][/quote]You certainly did, have you been back since ? :-)[/p][/quote]No! And not likely to whilst Venky's still there. Unless they apologise for their lies and incompetence. Not holding my breath! Although I do like the stability being instilled by GB. I now consider myself a follower of the Rovers, not a supporter. A Darener
  • Score: 1

9:57pm Wed 8 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

A Darener wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Well we certainly went in a different direction!
You certainly did, have you been back since ? :-)
No! And not likely to whilst Venky's still there. Unless they apologise for their lies and incompetence. Not holding my breath!
Although I do like the stability being instilled by GB.
I now consider myself a follower of the Rovers, not a supporter.
Ah well, I understand your position.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Well we certainly went in a different direction![/p][/quote]You certainly did, have you been back since ? :-)[/p][/quote]No! And not likely to whilst Venky's still there. Unless they apologise for their lies and incompetence. Not holding my breath! Although I do like the stability being instilled by GB. I now consider myself a follower of the Rovers, not a supporter.[/p][/quote]Ah well, I understand your position. greenscreener
  • Score: 2

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