Sam Allardyce

Five Factors Behind West Ham's Dramatic Improvement

Joe Difford | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

This time last season, West Ham United were mid-way through their seemingly regular flirtation with relegation and were preparing for a painful second half of the season... Here are the five defining factors in the East London club's rebirth, other than the obvious arrival of new and improved players.

Andy Carroll Mocked For Saying West Ham Can Win The Premier League

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Sport

Andy Carroll has come under fire from his boss and football fans everywhere after suggesting that West Ham can win the Premier League. Andy Carroll...

Why There'll Definitely Be One Premier League Sacking in November

Graham Matthews | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Like the current extended summer we've experienced in the UK, the fate of Premier League managers appears to be undergoing a similar process. Any day now the temperature is sure to drop ten degrees and the first managerial departure is expected to arrive with it.

Samuel Luckhurst

Rooney The Villain, Rather Than The Victim, As United Hold On

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Sport

Captaincy choices can be polarising and don't expect to see Alex Song don the armband for West Ham again. He was booked after 131 seconds and culpable...

Has Sam Allardyce Done Enough to Win Over the West Ham Fans?

Joe Difford | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Big Sam has done exactly what has been asked of him and fans can now look forward to every game, something that has not been true for a long time. So after all of this, has he done enough to win over even his biggest critics, or is it still too early to tell?

Ravel Morrison - A New Start at Cardiff City?

Chris Saunders | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

At the same stage in his career, Leon Jeanne was a highly hyped, pacey, skillful midfielder with the world at his feet. He had a few off-field issues, but City took a chance on him. Now he plays for Weston-Super-Mare. Nothing against Weston-Super-Mare. It's a nice place. I visited once. But let's hope Morrison doesn't go the same way.

You Won't Believe West Ham Co-Chairman Gold's Excuse For Allardyce Twitter Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has blamed jet-lag for a social media gaffe that suggested he wanted to see Sam Allardyce sacked. Having travelled...

Bringing Sexy Back

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

There's a risk associated with playing a certain style of football or with only certain players, and it is one which West Ham fans must note. It would take several transfer windows, not one, to transform West Ham... West Ham can't afford the drama of the drop or to risk restarting their current project under new management.

West Ham's 'London' Crest Slammed By Supporters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham United are the latest club to suffer a backlash after revealing a design for their new club crest. The club launched an online poll to see...

Why Make Such Drastic Changes to Allardyce's Style Rather Than Replace Him?

Joe Difford | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

It is no secret that a lot of West Ham fans wanted Sam Allardyce gone following a disappointing season for the Hammers, but he will be in charge for at least one more campaign and is to make a number of changes to his backroom staff and style of football...

Samuel Luckhurst

Allardyce Compares Himself To Wenger As Hammers Manager Faces The Sack

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce was keen to re-emphasise his managerial credentials following the club's final game of the season at Barclays Pr...

Samuel Luckhurst

Comeback Kings: City Are Premier League Champions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Sport

The outcome was as predictable as the Mancunian weather. Manchester City recaptured the Barclays Premier League title on a straightforward afternoon i...

Why Sam Allardyce's Style Could Cause Negative Long-Term Damage to West Ham's Future

Joe Difford | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Records show that the season after Allardyce left his former clubs, Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle, was far worse than when he was in charge and this could happen again at West Ham if he stays too long.

Samuel Luckhurst

The Only Way Is Up? Arsenal Restore Some Belief Back Up To Fourth

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

Sam Allardyce has come to represent everything Arsenal have feared during their barren run. He has managed inferior teams against Arsène Wenger yet h...

Samuel Luckhurst

Rooney Magic Inspires United At West Ham

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Eric Cantona tried it in 1993, but saw his effort cannon off Dimitri Kharine's crossbar at Stamford Bridge. Wayne Rooney, with the captain's armband s...

WATCH: Allardyce Says Moyes Deserves Time At United (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes his Manchester United counterpart David Moyes should be given more time to prove his worth at Old Trafford. ...

How Important Is a Manager With Premier League Experience?

Joe Difford | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

A combination of Premier League experience and time is needed if a team are to beat the drop and the way things are going, the sides who have neither of these things are the ones who will struggle. That being said, experience can only come if a manager is given a chance...

5 Of Big Sam's Biggest Upsets

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

Although West Ham’s goalless away draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night was an unlikely result – the Blues had an astonishing 39 shots – it shoul...

'I Don't Give A S***e, To Be Honest'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says he "doesn't give a s***e" about José Mourinho's grievances following their 0-0 draw at Chelsea. Mourinho's sid...

Chelsea 39-1 West Ham: But That Was The Shot Count, As Mourinho Criticises Allardyce Over 0-0 Draw

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Sport

It was 10 years ago this year José Mourinho complained Tottenham "parked the bus" at Stamford Bridge. West Ham went a step further and built a fort i...

Squeaky Bum Time: Allardyce Now Focused On Hammers' Survival

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was left to lament further injuries as midfielders Joe Cole (groin) and Mohamed Diamé (knee) went off in their 3-0 Cap...

Nearly Double Figures: City Slaughter West Ham 9-0 On Aggregate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Manuel Pellegrini turned his attentions to Wembley and Manchester City's three other trophy opportunities after his side completed a 9-0 aggregate vic...

Is This The First 'Vote Of Confidence' For 2014?

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been given the support of the club's co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold in an open letter published on the H...

Samuel Luckhurst

Fulham 2-1 West Ham: Allardyce Running Out Of Allies As West Ham Plunge To 19th

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

It was wet, it was windy, and yet there was no win for Sam Allardyce's long-ball tactics. "Press in the bar, is it?" he asked upon his arrival at the ...

Managerial Merry-Go-Round Lacks Variety

Isaac Leigh | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke became the latest casualties of a ubiquitous perversion of Christmas cheer this weekend... But for both men, it is a case of 'goodbye but not farewell'. So clique-infested is the managerial merry-go-round that they will be back before you know it.