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Allardyce Urged To Clear Out Back Room Staff

Allardyce Urged To Clear Out Back Room Staff

A large portion of Blackburn Rovers players are keen to see new gaffer Sam Allardyce get shot of Paul Ince's backroom team.

Archie Knox, Ray Mathias and Karl Robinson, had little respect among the first team squad as they felt the training methods employed were completely outdated.

Mark Hughes had built a reputation on state of the art training techniques and 100% fitness as he picked up the slack from Graeme Souness' unfit squad.

One senior player (who is unnamed to protect his identity) told The Sun - "We were never going to win anything with them. If they had been in control for the game against Stoke on Saturday, we would have had no chance.

"They need to go. That was most of the problem under Ince.

"It wasn`t personal with Ince — a lot of the lads liked him — but his backroom staff were so outdated and unorganised."

Several players such as Vicne Grella and Dave Dunn have been injured this season and the squad felt that was as a result of poor warm downs and slack training.

The player added: "They came up with stupid rules such as the no hats or gloves in training.

"Under Hughes we were a really forward-thinking club. It was like going back 20 years under these guys."

It looks as though now Ince has gone, the real feelings have come out.




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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday December 18 2008
Time: 10:19AM

Comments

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Some of the negative things are starting to creep out!
Mikey D
18/12/2008 10:27:00
0
Well Sam will want to bring in his own people - but he won't be able to bring in so many of them as he did at Newcastle and Bolton. Ince was even told to cut his back-room staff due to financial problems.
FreidelNo.1
18/12/2008 11:35:00
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Maybe he will sacrifice a player signing to have a big back room staff?? you never know...
Mikey D
18/12/2008 11:54:00
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Nigel Winterburn can now focus fully on his TV career...!
Decimus Poole
18/12/2008 15:57:00
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I think its bad for the club image to shoot a dog while its down, appalled by the unnamed player and feel he should be reprimanded we have to stick together whatever the situation
glen9mullan
18/12/2008 17:09:00
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yeah but maybe it was some frustration coming out? it does happen and it certainly isnt the first time!!!
Mikey D
18/12/2008 18:25:00
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I don't like what this mystery informant s coming out with, what benefit is it going to do now. It almost seems as if they are trying to defend the poor performances given on the pitch? OKAY, Incey picked the team and his team did the training but when on the pitch the players determine their own destiny to a degree.
Walker
19/12/2008 09:53:00
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spot on walker, its time for everyone to move on and shoulder responsibility
glen9mullan
19/12/2008 19:52:00
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