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Blackburn Rovers sack Big Sam

Blackburn Rovers sack Big Sam

Blackburn Rovers have this afternoon sacked Rovers manager Sam Allardyce.

Sam was relieved of his duties this afternoon along with his assistant Neil McDonald by new owners Venkys.

The new owners left a statement which briefly explained the decision.

'We have taken this decision as part of our wider plans and ambitions for the club,' Rovers said in a statement on their website on Monday.

Some people have got what they wanted but personally I think this is a poorly timed decision which robs us of one of the best performing managers in England.

Who do they have lined up? They must have someone as this is a rather daft time to sack a manager...

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday December 13 2010
Time: 5:18PM


All the bull***** about long ball and not liking the style of play aside... I am going to miss him, he grew on me as we went along and he kept us safe from dropping down a division and for that he will always have my thanks. Goodbye Big Sam you will be missed by yours truly.
Mikey Delap
13/12/2010 17:25:00
this is a huge shock and is very unfortunate for Big Sam. The beating we took at Old Trafford may have done him in. I understand the new owner would rather have someone they pick to invest their money, but this is a poor decision if they don't have someone better than Big Sam lined up. More importantly, I am worried the new owner may not have what it takes to run a football club and we end up following the footsteps of Portsmouth.
13/12/2010 17:32:00
A chok in my opinion, just saw it on danish television. As yo say Mike they must have someone in target. BSA will be missed as he saved us from being relegated....Sad on one hand but also exciting on the other......cheers
13/12/2010 17:33:00
I cannot help but agree with you there Dommy, the 7-1 loss may have been the writing on the wall!
Mikey Delap
13/12/2010 17:34:00
I cannot help but agree with you there Dommy, the 7-1 loss may have been the writing on the wall!
Mikey Delap
13/12/2010 17:34:00
Did any Rovers fans see this coming, I know I didn't?
13/12/2010 17:38:00
I think we can all agree that the grand plan of selling the Rovers brand to an Indian market full of Utd fans was never going to work with Sam Allardyce at the helm. The Venkys strategy requires flowing football and entertainment and a clash with Sam was inevitable. Still shocked me that it happened so soon though!
Uncle Jack's Nephew
13/12/2010 17:50:00
is tudor being sarcastic? it is quite unfortunate for Big Sam as he never had the resources to make an imprint on the Rovers squad over two seasons except for Kalinic.
13/12/2010 17:50:00
If we had won yesterday we would have been in 6th position having spent about 50p in the transfer market, whilst I don't like Sam's style of play or the fact that he constantly bigs himself up he has achieved a minor miracle on pennies. Good luck to him in all his future endeavours. Let the speculation about his successor begin.......................It's Jose ;-)
13/12/2010 17:55:00
On the other hand then LFC's new owner and Hodgson isn't fitting either, but they are just waiting. So if venkys and BSA doesn't fit, why not just do it now instead of waiting?....cheers
13/12/2010 17:57:00
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