Yet another set back for Sam Allardyce over the weekend, as his West Ham side lost 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday to further heap the pressure on Big Sam, and give his West Ham fan club plenty more ammunition in their ‘Big Sam Out’ campaign.
Fans upped the anti and turned on Allardyce after the FA Cup defeat to West Brom a few weeks back, and Saturday’s result did nothing to ease the situation, as criticism of Big Sam is starting to reach fever pitch again. This is also reflected in the betting, as Sam is now favourite on his own (with all but one bookie) in the Next Manager To Be Sacked betting market.
Sam is now a best price of 9/4 with William Hill to be next manager out, they are the only layer currently offering Gus Poyet at the same price, all the other bookies have Allardyce out on his own.
For a change Poyet had the luxury of rightly being able to blame a referee for a dodgy decision this week, as Roger East wrongly sent of Wes Brown instead of John O’Shea, not that it probably made much/any difference to the final result. What it did do though, was give Poyet the chance to reflect attention away from another defeat, one which in fairness, many expected anyway.
The performance of the weekend surely must have come from Liverpool yesterday, they were impressive against Manchester City, and in that form are a delight to watch. They are still dodgy at the back, which generally makes them even more entertaining to watch for us neutrals. They are now right in the mix for a top four finish.
Also looking for a top 4 finish and back to winning ways are flat track bullies Arsenal, did anyone really expect anything else against – we only perform in Europe – Everton?
It’s amazing how the likes of Arsenal and Man City paper over the cracks by hammering poor Premier League sides, like Arsenal did yesterday, and City did against Newcastle the weekend before. Then when they come up against decent sides in Europe, they get badly shown up.
The only English side who look the part and look like they know how to get a result at the top level are Chelsea, who won their first trophy under Jose Mourinho’s second tenure with a fairly routine victory over Tottenham in the Capital One Cup at Wembley yesterday. If all goes to plan, Chelsea will probably also be the only English side to progress through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they play their second leg with PSG next Wednesday.
Speaking of next Wednesday, and it will be the Cheltenham Festival next week. Starting on Tuesday 10th March, and running through until Friday 13th March, where the horse racing’s blue ribbon event will be taking place in the Cotswolds.
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