Sam Allardyce

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 27.02.2014 | 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.

Allardyce Doesn't Fear The Sack Despite Hammers' Slump (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is not expecting a summit with co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan despite the club's struggles in the Barclays P...

Morrison Suffers Temper Tantrum After Latest West Ham Defeat (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Sport

West Ham starlet Ravel Morrison's frustration boiled over following the Hammers' 1-0 Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace. The midfielder was fo...

Samuel Luckhurst

Allardyce Hails 'Genius' Ravel Morrison

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Sport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hailed Ravel Morrison a "genius" after he scored in the Hammers' 3-0 win at Tottenham. Morrison, a 2011 FA Youth Cup...

Samuel Luckhurst

Tottenham 0-3 West Ham: A Touchline View

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Sport

Just like last year, the victors prevailed by three goals but this time there was no overshadowing this victory. In this most open of Premier League s...

Ferguson's Retirement Does Not Mean the End For the Old Fashioned Manager

Matt Clough | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Amidst the drama and contrasting emotions of the final day of the Championship season, a curious antithesis between eventually promoted Hull City and play-off bound Watford became apparent.

Samuel Luckhurst

'I Wanted To Sign Lewandowski, But The Money Wasn't Available'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Sport

"Sam, this is Sam from The Huffington Post." I forgive the PR lady for omitting the second syllable. "Ah good name," beams Allardyce, shaking my ha...

Why Is Big Sam Given Such Short Shrift?

Matt Clough | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Sam Allardyce's teams purport a type of football that may not be as pleasing to the eye as that of Barcelona or Arsenal, but it has consistently proven successful, and for the fans of his teams, that's by far the most important thing (how many Arsenal fans wouldn't sacrifice a bit of their trademark passing game in exchange for bringing the title to the Emirates?).

Samuel Luckhurst

Villas-Boas Deserves Credit For Bale Brilliance, Jaaskelainen's Resurgence And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Sport

Gareth Bale struck a brilliant brace as Tottenham defeated West Ham 3-2 at Upton Park to move up to third in the Premier League. In one of the game...

Samuel Luckhurst

Moore Majesty Could Ease West Ham-Spurs Tensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Sport

West Ham versus Tottenham is one of the curious Premier League rivalries. Although they are both London clubs their proximity isn't particularly close...

'I've Never Had A Conversation With The Manager. I Want To Leave'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Sport

Alou Diarra has claimed he has never spoken with West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce and wants to leave the club. Diarra, 31, joined West Ham fro...

'They Should Be Thrown Out Of Football'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sam Allardyce has said the West Ham United fans who aired anti-Semitic chants at Tottenham on Sunday should be "thrown out of football". A section ...

POLL: Is Allardyce Right To Say Rugby Players Behave Worse Than Footballers?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport

Sam Allardyce has said rugby players behave worse than footballers, insisting there is "a lot of jealousy" against football from the sport. Critici...

Homegrown Produce

Kevin Graham | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport
Kevin Graham

There's no doubt that the influx of players from the continent and beyond, some of whom have been mediocre at best, has had an impact on the development of British players. However, it's pleasing to see that when it comes to Premiership managers, there's a healthy proportion of British managers plying their trade and competing with the suave sophistication we associate with the likes of AVB, Laudrup, Di Matteo and their continental peers.