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Board losing patience with Allardyce

Board losing patience with Allardyce

Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is facing a backlash in the morning papers with many suggesting that the Rovers boss is close to losing his job.

The Daily Mirror is the main one which states that two bad showings against Aston Villa in the Carling Cup and against Fulham on Sunday will seal his fate.

An angry minority of Rovers fans is slowly turning into a majority as performances have dipped dramatically in recent weeks.

There have also been reports that players are not happy with the public criticism of them by Big Sam and there was also a heated slanging match after the 4-1 reverse at Man City on Monday.

Adding into this that the travelling faithful also 'mocked' the long ball tactics in the crowd at Eastlands as well - means Allardyce is losing the crowd as well.

The Rovers board does contain some strong Big Sam backers (including John Williams) but the more neutral members are really strongly starting to doubt his ability to keep Blackburn Rovers in the league.

So there we go, Sam seems to be on a slide to losing his job... the players have turned against him (allegedly), the board are losing patience and the fans are by the day revolting against the tactics!

Not good reading for Sam this morning.

Oh and the Mirror also throws a bone that the availability of Mark Hughes interests the Rovers board... they may even be prepared to pay to change management again.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday January 13 2010
Time: 8:27AM

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Maybe it could happen?
Mikey Delap
13/01/2010 08:29:00
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I doubt Hughes would come back.. and also if he did would probably not be as good as before. But saying that if he definitely said he would come back then we should jump at the chance!!
roverjoy
13/01/2010 08:49:00
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Interesting but still he is is boss, so let us now just get behind the team and win the match against Villa.....cheers
riisenholt
13/01/2010 08:50:00
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I have to admit I have defended the team and manager to my friends since his appointment, and I am losing patience fast! I listened on Five Live on Monday night and it sounded woeful. The difference when describing both teams was laughable, every time City got the ball you felt like something was going to happen, the neutral commentators were getting excited, when rovers got the ball there was an inevitability that with in the next 30seconds we would give the ball away!! I am not looking forward to the three matches coming up that I have the privilege of having paid to go watching in person. Why can he not see that it's just not working?! I remember when we got relegated last time round, it was the same excuses, the balls just not falling for us, we should have taken our chances, we could of had more points!!! it's all too fresh in my mind!!!
bennipoo
13/01/2010 09:39:00
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ive been sniffing around whilst in the pain of summer uni.....best article of the week.....full stop.....also i noticed your cheap shot in the match report....watch it delap!!!!! lol cheers for that buddy.....looks like people are finally agreeing with the Sas.... Allardyce, time to go.......though we are leaving it too late now, action must be taken soon
sasman
13/01/2010 09:47:00
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i could live with that... no megson though.
the shire
13/01/2010 12:03:00
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I don't think changing the manager will help - we got rid of Ince, replaced him with Sam - which I was against in the first place - yet people cheered eventhough we knew what we'd get in terms of football style. Now things are back to the way it was before, so we want to sack the manager again! This costs us a lot of money which we don't have. I'm sure we will stay up this season - although we will suffer with lack of entertainment - but you need to ask yourselves - 1. Is there a better manager to replace him (I don't think Hughes will return) 2. Should we be pointing the finger more at the players for poor performances - i.e. not taking their chances to score (again which we had plenty of chances against teams, there is a lack of fight and determination) 3. Will getting a new manager in improve our situation - we have limited funds for players, and would we get an experienced manager to win a relegation scrap?
FreidelNo.1
13/01/2010 12:26:00
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I personally am not convinced we should sack but like the board, a couple more performances like Monday and I am going to start agreeing with Sas... and nobody likes that!! lol
Mikey Delap
13/01/2010 12:48:00
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I agree, it does seem like the players are just not fighting for the results, no matter what the formation/tactics. Changing the manager is not ideal especially if you look at what else is out there, but can anyone seriously say that we have played a good game since MacDonald(hint) handed the reigns back?
lancasm
13/01/2010 12:51:00
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Oh come on guys, why we getting dragged in to this??....the margins are soooo small in these games..we've drawn 5 out of the last 10 and could esily have won 2 or 3 of these...(Samba from 3 yrds in the 89th minute against Sunderland rings a bell)......more to the point, name me one manager who has a better chance of keeping us up?? I dont see an alternative, do you??
mani13963
13/01/2010 13:33:00
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