Date:Thursday December 9 2010
Lets face it, Sam Allardyce is stubborn.
He's the most stubborn person weve ever had manage us, but its not a bad thing. Sam Allardyce likes to do things his own way, and it usually works.
We question his tactics, after all, 4-5-1 is not everyone's favorite tactics, but then we have good results, like 3 - 0 against Wolves.
We say we under achieve at times, but we still finish in the top ten and have good cup runs. Weve called for his head numerous times...like when he sold Benni McCarthy (go team Benni!!) (Ed - How's team Benni doing nowadays? ;)) or after bad results like 7-1 against Manchester United.
But time and time again he proves us wrong, like the 3-0 against Wolves. We questioned his signings, like when we signed Diouf. Diouf came with a reputation, he couldnt get in the first team at Sunderland, but he has done fairly well in a Rovers shirt.
Or when he signed an unknown French player from the 3rd tier in France, not good enough surely? But no. The Zonz came in and was one of our best players last season. So its safe to say that Sam Allardyce likes to do things his own way, and this is where our problem lies.
Our new owners like to do things their own way too. They have had talks with Kentaro, a footballing-sports agency, over which way the club should go forward and what targets we should be looking at - this is not good.
Sam has always liked to do things his own way, and hes good at it, so why should we deny him the money we have been waiting for?
So what if he wants to sign a player weve never heard of? Its worked in the past. Sam has nothing to prove, he's done the job we employed him for, and so he doesnt have to take stick from our new owners.
I fear he will leave if the board signs players behind his back, and I certainly don't think he liked Desai saying that we need to play more entertaining football.
Sam Allardyce might mot be everyone's cup of tea, but in his time at Ewood he has shown me the light. I was dissapointed when we first hired him, but now I would not have anyone else... Except maybe Jose Mourinho.
Date:Thursday December 9 2010
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