All posts tagged with: Sam Allardyce

Crystal Palace Season Preview: new style

Until this summer’s appointment of Frank De Boer, Crystal Palace have tended to favour experienced, British managers with a reactive setup. Has that approach helped the club retain it’s Premier League status, or has it limited the skillset of the players? Supporter Jay Crame from highly recommended blog The Eagles Beak has his say. It… Read more →

Sunderland Season Preview: the re-build

Sunderland’s policy has long been to sign old players in an inflated January market and change manager frequently. They always just about stayed up with that approach, but always with the sense that they were treading water. Last season, those years of short-term thinking caught up with the Black Cats, as supporter Michael Oates –… Read more →

Sakho’s time to shine

Mamadou Sakho joined Crystal Palace on loan in January with a cloud hanging over him. He had failed a drugs test back in April and was discarded by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on grounds of his attitude and time-keeping. Whether down to Sakho’s desire to prove himself, Sam Allardyce’s good man management or a combination… Read more →

Why Leicester should bite the bullet with Ranieri

“…the unprecedented success achieved in recent seasons has been based firmly on stability, togetherness and determination to overcome even the greatest of challenges.” – The conclusion of Leicester City’s official statement in support of manager Claudio Ranieri. Those words are not exactly untrue, but nor do they tell the whole story: After keeping the club up, Nigel Pearson… Read more →