Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Avram Given Three Games

The BBC are reporting that Avram Grant has been told that West Ham must win one of their next three games or he will be sacked. That seems a very low target to me. If we are to escape relegation then I think we will need to start winning more than one in three games against the sides in the bottom half of the table.

The BBC also report that Sam Allardyce is being considered as a replacement. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. Personally I think it is probably time that Grant was replaced. However I would find it very hard supporting a team managed by Fat Sam.

Allardyce is possibly West Ham's best chance of avoiding relegation this year. I've no doubt that there will be very little money to bring in new players in January. Therefore appointing a manager with years of experience of keeping average teams in the English Premier League could be the only means to ensure the club's position in the top flight.

The present owners have often warned that the current finances at the club mean that relegation for West Ham could lead to financial melt down. In these circumstances it does look like Allardyce is the most prudent appointment that the club could make.

I'm not sure then why a big part of me would rather see West Ham go to the wall than face the prospect of having Allardyce in charge. Man, this season is depressing.

11 Comments:

At 3:30 AM, Anonymous USA Dave said...

I truly don't see the glum attitude here. Staying up is of paramount importance. If Big Sam is our best option for that, then embrace it. And it's possible we are underestimating his coaching ability in that given a certain kind of player he may be able to have his squad play a different style.

 
At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Bullsh*t!! Big Sam is a 1 trick Pony & always will be! I personally would rather go down trying to play Football than sticking 5 Balls over the Bobby Moore Stand every game!
I said it all along, as soon as those 2 Clowns took over the club, there's only 1 way we're going!

Sort it out West Ham!!

 
At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather go down. Grant should stay for the season. I still have faith he can sort it out and possibly get us to a cup final. Personally, I think he's the best manager a team like us could get.
And I can't support west ham with fat sam at the helm - I bet the same fans who are calling for him to come in are the same that pushed Curbs out! The best premiership manager we've had in ages (statistically)

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry USA Dave have to disagree mate with everything you have said, it is very glum if we go down it could be the end of the club and that is a "fact" we are £100m in debt,we would not be able to charge season and match ticket prices as they are at the moment "Fact" we will have to let our top players go due to thier wages "Fact" and you can forget the new stadium "Fact"
Big Sam is not the answer kick and rush is not our way we are West Ham we play football thats why we need a West Ham man in charge i said on a earlier topic we need Sir Trev Back, Paulo, Alvin, people who bleed claret & Blue!!! and they should have got Pardew back as manager.
Rant Over
Bob The Hammer

 
At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get why people were calling for pardew to return. He had that first amazing season in the prem league after promotion. But then brought a complete arrogance to the team (not to mention gambling addictions to half the squad!) which made them all complacent and we were lucky not to get relegated! He never played tevez either. Since then he's had an awful record. Fair play to him for getting a 5 a d a half year contract at Newcastle and I wish him all the best but I don't think he'd be the answer for west ham.

 
At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Pardew is not the answer. I ll also say that i cannot stand Allardyce, but if it is a choice between staying up with him , or going down, I'll have Allardyce. We cud begin a total dive down the leagues if we go down,and possibly disappear totally.

under normal circumstances ,i wd not accept Allardyce. But the club has been destroyed by teh credit crunch and sometimes u have to make a bargain with teh devil,at least short term.

I also agree that 1 win from teh next 3 fixtures is not enuf. At a bare minimum teh return from these 3 fixtures must be 1 win and a draw . But I feel that the chnage shud have been made already-delaying it is not going to help us get points at Blackburn and Fulham.

Also, I think that there will be some money to spen in January,as I expect not only Cole to go,but possibly one or two others. Just gettinga cuple guys who are not contributing off teh wage books will help create a bit of cash,in addition to the owners making available a bit more. Massive amount? No- but I think enuf to pay for a goal scorer and perhaps one more defender (left back). With Noble,Collison and Hitz due back, and it not 100 pct certain that Behrami is off, I don't think they will spend in midfield.

Whilst the gap is 5 points or less ,given that our goal difference is poor, we still have a shot. As bleak as it looks ,i still think we can do this, but we need a strong character in charge as soon as possible. Waiting achieves nothing

 
At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you BOB...

With regard to Pards, I am sure you will remember that after a great season, the new owners came in and messed things up. It is no coincidence that all was fine beforehand.

He never played Tevez??? so why all the court cases?

He did not play Mascerano, and there did not seem to be much explanation for that yet since then, it has become clear that he is a petulant child who no doubt caused his own problems. It as clear her did not want to be at West Ham.

Not sure pards is to blame for the arrogance or gambling culture....

Either way, I think we are all agreed that Allerdyce is so not the answer.

 
At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't play Masha cos Mullins is a better player

Pardew Wing Goodmayes

 
At 12:43 AM, Anonymous Holiday Rentals Nerja said...

They are saying that cause they can't afford to pay him off! He should have to win all of them games or at least 2 to stay in the job! Another classic case of bullsing up contracts when we can't afford to get rid of a manager who let's face it, looks like he is gonna take us down! I'm all for giving managers time but it's gonna be too late, if he goes at all!

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't believe West Ham would have Sam Allardyce. West Ham have been relegated and promoted lots of times, it's not the end of the world but Sam Allardyce would be.

 
At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Holiday Rentals Nerja said...

Since when have West Ham cared want we want though? lol

 

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