Big Sam officially joins Twitter- Autobiography to release next month

Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has officially joined micro blogging site Twitter. His official handle is @OfficialBigSam and he has officially described himself to be “Passionate about grassroots sports” in his account bio.

Allardyce has made two tweets so far, and has already been verified by Twitter UK.

Allardyce will be releasing his autobiography next month (October 8, 2015). It will be released by the Headline Publishing Group.

Check out Allardyce’s first tweet below [Read more…]

Allardyce has to go so let’s get Redknapp back

I’m sure a lot of Hammer fans are going to disagree with me on this one for various reasons but if truth be told, Allardyce has to be ‘launched’ and a new manager has to take his place pronto if the club is going to stay up in the Premiership and walk into their new Olympic stadium with their heads held high. [Read more…]

Allardyce keeps Ravel Morrison in-check

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is keen on easing the hype surround in form talent Ravel Morrison.

While Allardyce believes the young West Ham united star is mustard, he recognises the importance of not letting stardom go to the talented youngster’s head. [Read more…]

West Ham Tuesday Update

West Ham United continue to be linked with a whole host of strikers while Hammer’s Co-Chairman David Gold has come out defending Allardyce’s style of play and West Ham’s former number 9 Carlton Cole looks set for a French adventure.

David Gold has launched a defence of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce’s tactics and style of football suggesting Big Sam is unfairly labelled a long ball merchant and has hit all the targets the club have set him. [Read more…]

Diame, Dorrans & Quality Signings

Following on from my Friday Transfer Update there has been a lot of noise coming out regarding West Ham United and possible transfers in and out at the club, but very little in the way of end product.

We was linked with Colombian striker Duvan Zapata at the weekend when The Mirror reported that we had already had a fee accepted for the striker for around 拢6.7 million, however it appears to have gone very quite on that front. [Read more…]

Allardyce on Arsenal

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says Arsenal have nobody to blame but themselves for their disappointing season.

The Hammers’ head to The Emirates tonight to take on an Arsenal team that has been suspect at the back all season with a real mixture of good and bad results. [Read more…]

Allardyce keen on West Ham stay

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has spoken of his desire to stay at the club for the long-term.

Allardyce has done a great job in getting West Ham promoted in his first season and now the team sit in 11th place in the Premier League knowing a few good results could lift them into a Europa League spot.

Earlier this month West Ham were named as the preferred bidders for the Olympic Stadium, something which Allardyce is eyeing up as the club will hopefully move to their new home in 2015, and if Allardyce is still in control than that will give the club stability as well as one of the longest-serving managers in the Premier League.

Talking to the Express he said:

For every manager, the sack is just around the corner but the Olympic Stadium is a nice light at the end of the tunnel.

It would be a massive achievement for anyone to stay at a club that long these days. But after a number of experiences, you get confidence in your own abilities. If you don’t have that, you won’t survive.

Big Sam is currently in the last year of his contract, but unless West Ham lose every single game from here on out and get relegated then it’s safe to say he will be rewarded with a new contract.

Having been sacked somewhat unfairly in his last two jobs, Allardyce feels he has started to win over the West Ham faithful.

Even when we’ve lost, the crowd have appreciated what we’ve tried to do. The Chelsea turnaround (in a 3-1 victory at Upton Park) was a huge booster for everybody

I think stability is exactly what we need and I believe with a few more quality additions in January the football will only get better and we wont just be good defensively but also a handful in attack.

Allardyce to sue Kean

Big Sam has taken out the big gun and pointed it in the direction of Steve Kean from Blackburn.

Yes, you heard that right, Allardyce is taking legal action against his old firm and against the man who replaced him as manager, Steve Kean. It appears that Sam’s move for legal action is in response to a video rant made by Kean in May and he’s having none of it.

The battle looks set to take place in the High Court, too. The video which lasts just over 4 minutes is full of rants and four letter words used by the Scot and Kean voices his opinion on why Allardyce was given the boot from Blackburn.

The clip was filmed in a Hong Kong bar and Kean can be heard talking with Blackburn fans. It was filmed on Blackburn’s pre-season tour of the Far East.

In the clip he is asked about his relationship with Allardyce, who appointed Kean as first-team coach, Kean responds like this:

“I haven鈥檛 spoken to him. He mullered me so I said f*** him.

“I worked my b***s off for him and then he had a go at me so f*** him.”

Nice one Keano. The 4 minute video ends strangely with Steve Kean boasting that his ultimately doomed outfit would win the Carling Cup. Alrighty then 馃槈

A spokesman acting on behalf of Sam Allardyce said:

“He has issued legal proceedings against Steve Kean and Blackburn Rovers but is unable to comment further at this time.”

I think it’s a clear cut case of jealousy and sour grapes on Kean’s part and I hope Allardyce “reams” him 馃槈

Check out the video below of Steve Kean slating West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Allardyce Confirms Carroll Interest

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce confirmed with SkySports he would love the chance to bring Andy Carroll to West Ham United, but accepts any move will depend on the player.

Brendan Rogers hinted at the possibilty of 拢35 Million striker Carroll being sent on loan, and since then speculation has been rife with AC Milan, Newcastle and West Ham all being linked with moves.

Allardyce Unsure

However, Allardyce is not convinced the big number 9 would be interested in a move to Upton Park.

Speaking with SkySports Allardyce said:

You can’t say you wouldn’t be interested in Andy Carroll, he’s a player who has got great stature in the Premier League,”

“Whether Andy Carroll wants to come to West Ham is another matter.”

Asked if he would favour a loan move or a permanent deal for the 23-year-old striker, Allardyce added: “It depends on whether Andy Carroll wants to come to West Ham.”

Not sure if this deal is likely to come off and feel that this could be disguising the fact we are trying to sign Modibo Maiga.

Hammers Dominate But Come Away With Draw

I can’t believe it neither can big Sam. Yet another draw for the Irons after a dominating game by the boys in claret and blue!

Burnley were quite simply outplayed by the Hammers at Turf Moor in this npower Championship game but were not rewarded with the points. The Hammers were even 2 nil down at half time but roared back into life after the break.

Kevin Nolan and James Tomkins put the Irons back in the frame and levelled the score and after numerous chances went begging, Allardyce was left flabbergasted to see his Hammers leave Turf Moor with just a point.

I’m absolutely totally and utterly flabbergasted that we didn’t leave Burnley with a victory under our belts. From the very start, we had chance after chance after chance and then incredibly went 2-0 down. Even then, we had a couple of chances before half-time that we couldn’t put in the back of the net.

“We slipped up defensively on a couple of occasions and they’ve scored two goals completely against the run of play after playing so well.

“We changed the system a bit and went for it a little bit more. The comeback was fantastic but it wasn’t really a comeback because we were already there. We increased the amount of opportunities we could score from, but unfortunately we fell foul of not converting our opportunities into goals.

“We must have had four or five one-on-ones, we’ve hit the post and had a goal disallowed. We had 20 attempts and eleven shots on target and Burnley’s total was five shots on target in the entire 90 minutes and they’ve scored two goals.

A fifth draw in a row means that the Hammers travel to Peterborough United for their game in-hand on Tuesday knowing only a victory will keep automatic promotion in their own hands.

Having said that, Sam Allardyce has quite rightly demanded that his strikers start finding the target sooner rather than later.

Big Sam said:

The players have got to find the courage to take their chances. They have got to have the nerve, composure and professionalism to convert them into goals.
“We cannot wait any longer. We’ve got to put the ball in the net when we get the chances. Our conversion rate has to be a lot better.

Like all Hammers fans I do hope they come through at Peterborough and claim a victory – all this tense, nervy stuff is getting to me!