Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has added the "Big Sam" magical touch to steer them clear of relegation as the season reaches its climax. The former England boss was appointed the manager of Crystal Palace at the end of December 2016. The club were positioned in 17th place and just one point above the relegation zone. In fact, the club continued to plummet down the Premier League table under Allardyce's guidance. His leadership skills were questioned and his ability to …
Rafa v Big Sam: A Titanic Relegation Clash

Rafa v Big Sam: A Titanic Relegation Clash

When Newcastle announced the appointment of Rafael Benitez as manager, two things immediately sprung to mind. The first was that he was an incredible coup for Newcastle and the second was the impending Tyne-Wear derby would be Rafa against Sam Allardyce. It’s a true heavyweight clash that is a broadcasters dream because it’s between two managers who are big personalities with a personal animosity. But it’s more than a clash of personalities; it’s a clash of styles between Benitez and …
What is Happening at West Ham?

What is Happening at West Ham?

About a year ago, the chants across the terraces at the Boleyn Ground were “8 months till Millwall!” as West Ham United were stranded bottom of the table with little reason to be optimistic. The fans were making their discontent towards manager ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce abundantly clear, they didn’t want the former Bolton and Newcastle man at the helm at Upton park. Even after a remarkable resurgence in the New Year that threw the Hammers into a 13th place finish …