Play it again, Sam

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Five changes after a fine win last Wednesday does not make sense. Sam is too clever by half. He says he played that formation because Swansea beat the Gunners like that. As Victor Meldrew might say, "I dont believe it!"

Kenny should have been the only change as Seamus was unwell. Most fans can do a better job than this idiot. Time for him to go!

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Andrew James
1 Posted 03/02/2018 at 23:27:17
He's awful, he's so predictable with his errors...

I knew he'd bring back Schneiderlin again and so it happened along with the suicidal 5 at the back which we haven't played for ages.

Terrible manager. Please fire him. We're better off for next season by getting him out now and letting the creative and younger lads have some time.

Lee Mandaracas
2 Posted 04/02/2018 at 18:52:19
So, Swansea batter Arsenal in the week and the best plan of attack is to mimic precisely that setup and move all our players around to a totally unfamiliar style. Genius. After all, let's face it. Arsenal would never have learned anything from that defeat so we will walk all over them with zero experience of the formation.

To add insult to injury he has the absolute audacity to again blame the players post match. It insults our intelligence and offends the players in order to preserve his own image of his capabilities. Surely no onlooker, whatever colours they wear, could possibly fall for it. Allardyce is a freeloading liability.

Andy Crooks
3 Posted 04/02/2018 at 20:17:34
To look at Swansea and attempt to replicate what they did is jaw-droppingly inept and for Allardyce to actually admit that was the plan is beyond belief. Did our lamentable coach not consider, not even for a second, that Wenger would also have looked carefully at that game and put right what went wrong?

It certainly demonstrates, to me, that Allardyce is devoid of imagination and tactical nous. What is more worrying is that he is so utterly self-absorbed and witless that he is happy to come on TV and spout the embarrassing inanities that he did. He is angry? So fucking what; who cares?

He is an overpaid hired hand whose appointment and continued tenure shames our club.

Peter Laing
4 Posted 04/02/2018 at 20:48:04
Keep on picking Williams and Schneiderlin and you will get everything that's coming to you. Two cowards who have continued to disgrace the Royal Blue shirt, Williams even given the Captain's armband at times this season. To leave Rooney, Davies and Sigurdsson on the bench smacked of a man devoid of ideas.
Peter Laing
5 Posted 04/02/2018 at 21:01:28
We should have gone for Carlos Carvalhal before he was appointed on a short-term deal with Swansea. Good coach and worked wonders with Sheffield Wednesday on a limited budget.
Tony Hill
6 Posted 04/02/2018 at 21:50:16
It will still be wise to retain Allardyce until we are safe and see how things look then. I am prepared to believe that he may yet turn things around, yesterday's horror (and the Tottenham horror) notwithstanding. The Leicester game showed promise as did the Anfield cup defeat, for which he was entitled to claim some credit.

To appoint anyone now – whoever that could be – in place of him would be an unnecessary risk at a very delicate time. In saying that, I assume that the players will not simply refuse to play for him; if that were to happen, then his fate is sealed.

Dick Fearon
7 Posted 04/02/2018 at 22:14:23
There are thousands of desperate clubs in the world, did he have to relieve his constipation at Everton.
Kunal Desai
8 Posted 04/02/2018 at 22:28:24
Allardyce is a coward of a manager. He's throwing away our matches against top six sides so that he can focus on picking up points against the lesser sides. What a defeatist human being.

Sooner we get to 40 points the better. He should not be associated with this club in any form. Nil Satis Nisi Optimum is forever dead.

Ron Marr
9 Posted 04/02/2018 at 22:41:21
I think Allardyce sealed his summer exit with yesterday's abomination. Arsenal with Moshiri's connections was probably the worst team to stink out the joint against for Moshiri. For us fans, we have it to come at Anfield. Kenwright and Walsh should also wave goodbye in the summer.

If Moshiri really has Champions League aspirations, he needs a top drawer manager with Champions League experience. As for the team? Keep Seamus, Walcott, Pickford, Sigurdsson (maybe) and the kids and accept offers on the rest.

Pete Clarke
10 Posted 04/02/2018 at 22:49:45
What an horrendous situation we are in. Over a hundred million spent with 3 different managers and we are clearly the worst football playing team in the Premier League.

I pray for the flukiest 6 points in the next 2 games and Moshiri fires the big headed prick in charge of our team.

Tom Bowers
11 Posted 04/02/2018 at 22:52:22
Yep! a 5-1 defeat against a team that lost to the bottom club a few days earlier reflects the big mistake that Allardyce made with his team selection that most of us agreed before the game was totally wrong.

Everton had nobody in midfield basically to stem the control that Ozil & company had and that left no protection for the back four which was also a nonentity.

This season has become nothing short of a disaster and how they are not at the bottom is amazing.

Moshiri should be secretly contacting Eddie Howe right now as the new man because Allardyce is totally lost.

Brian Porter
12 Posted 05/02/2018 at 06:57:07
Mike Woods, short and to the point and I 100% agree with you.

I for one will not be watching any more of this dross while Allardyce is at the helm. He's killing my love for the team I've supported for 59 years.

That didn't take long, did it Sam?

Jim Wilson
13 Posted 05/02/2018 at 22:13:04
Totally agree Mike. Well said!

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