Sunday, 28 April 2013

Allardyce Unfairly Criticises Team After Manchester City Defeat

Something must have crawled up Allardyce's arse on his way to the game. How else can you explain his downbeat assessment of a highly creditable and passionately committed performance at the Etihad. Yes we lost, but as I said in my half time report and match report, we gave Unreal City a game, which we had no right to do when you look at the cost of assembling the two teams.

In one way, Allardyce's judgement that we need "better players" is encouraging but it sounded churlish, nay spiteful, after a narrow defeat to the recently deposed Champions. For God's sake, we finished in third place in the Championship last season, 22 places behind Mancini's millionaires. To push them close, and at times outplay them, was impressive.

Instead of moaning, Allardyce should have praised Reid, Collins, O'Brien, Diame, Jarvis and Carroll in particular. There are "better players" out there, but we can't afford the Van Persies, Ronaldos and Messis, so we should acknowledge the efforts of those we have.

I went on record yesterday to say I was proud of the team and praised Allardyce for our performance. I don't know what game he was watching, or what he expected, but it was a valiant and praiseworthy effort based on what I saw!

(Match report here: http://thegamesgonecrazy.blogspot.ro/2013/04/manchester-city-2-west-ham-1-dignity-in.html )

11 comments:

OSP said...

Not one to be pedantic mate, but I have waited how many years to pull you on a spelling mistake...
& on a headline of all places ;-)

Hope you & yours are well

COYGotchaIrons

Hammersfan said...

LOL Bugger! Yep very well thanks Pete. Finished that fence yet?

CiTyBlUe said...

How dare you tarnish and insult Messi by including Van Poncy in the same sentence.

Anonymous said...

Okay for him to moan he brought in some of those sub standard players. Why did he buy them if they are no good that should be the question.

Anonymous said...

you never critcise West Ham. Its always either valient performance, or some excuse

Anonymous said...

05:13 ....You don't read this blog very much do you?

Hammersfan said...

LOL 0902. He must be on drugs if he does!

Anonymous said...

This is my first ever visit here. A spelling mistake in the headline is not a good first impression.

Hammersfan said...

What spelling mistake is that then 10.31?

Hammersfan said...

What spelling mistake is that then 10.31?

Anonymous said...

Sam was so negative in his pre-match interview. If that was the pre-match team talk too no wonder we stood and stared in the 1st half. Gary O'Neil MOTM again, what form he is in. Get Nolan out of the way and we will have a v good team next year.