There has been a ridiculous speculation regarding the job security of our manager in the papers in the last day or two.  This, alongside the sickening video of our 'fans' attacking chairman David Sullivan has really made me question what modern day football has turned into.

I do believe that these days of instant gratification, via social media and smartphones, have led to a general impatience among people.  Stability has never been a byword in the Premier League but it seems like we are becoming more obsessed by the new, shiny thing rather than that what has given us a stable experience.  It's only been around 18 months since 'fans' were singing Paolo Di Canio's name around the ground.  Once he proved a pepperoni short of a pizza, it was Malky Mackay's turn to be our saviour.  Yes, Malky Mackay, he of two wins since November.  I guess it will only be a mater of time before they think Tim sherwood 'could do a job'!  No, no and no!  And here are 5 more reasons why we must keep with the big northern one…


1.  The players seem to respect him – there are very few 'anti-Sam' briefings in the press.  The only players that seem to have not had much fun with him are Alou Diarra and Rav Morrison.  Erm….

2.  Bad results are turned around – there are times we have threatened to go on a really bad run.  Even in the Championship when Ipswich put five past us, Sam kept calm, couple of clean sheets and back on a winning streak, not many managers keep their heads in these situations

3.  Handles the owners well – let's face it, our board is made up of 'colourful' characters with big personalities.  Sam has let them get on with their work and never responded harshly to any of their veiled criticisms.  There are not many in the game who can take the pressure they put on him

4.  Is not the 'new' thing – Paul Lambert, Chris Hughton, Nigel Adkins, all managers once associated with England jobs, now languishing in the league of the mundane.  Sam is not Jose, but we are not Chelsea.  What he is, is a solid, experienced hand at a club that has, lest we forget, flirted with implosion in the last decade.  We still need that stable hand, espeically going into the new stadium]

5.  We're 8th! – I would be having a bigger crisis of faith if we were 18th, but we're not, we are 8th and looking up, not down.  We've lost 2 in 10 this year, once at Anfield and the bad day at the office last weekend.  But like I said earlier, bad runs are not really our bag…and we've got Spurs on Sunday, so what better time to turn it around?

  • will

    point 1) Seem to respect him? Who says they do just no one is saying they don’t.
    Point 2) He keeps calm cos he couldn’t give a toss. He gets paid no matter what and blames everyone else.
    Point 3) He has little choice as they have been found to be right in most instances with signings and way of playing. Connor Wickham anyone?
    Point 4) Yes he is solid but also negative and defensive, he would take this Chelsea side to mid table. We should still be far higher if it were not for his Solid defensive negative tactics. Draws that should have been wins against lower opposition at home when defending a 1-0 lead for over 30 mins.
    Point 8) See above. 8th at the start of the season would have been snatching your arm off, from being 4th and throwing it away as he reverted to type by changing a winning formula to accommodate Nolan and moving our most influencial player at the time out wide where he has floundered for the last 3 years. The bloke is a stubbon dinosaur that had that early season success fall in his lap due to injuries dictating the team not his tactical ability. Had AC and Nolan been fit we would all be saying Sakho who, send him off with Maiga. So no he should go with our thanks but go non the less.

  • Duffo

    His style is old hat has no respect for the fans. Arrogant
    Never takes the blame for some poor performances
    We got high in the table due to luck not cos of
    his vast tactical knowledge according to Sam.
    We got out of the championship through luck.
    We need to part company.let him embrace the fans of some other club

  • Geordie

    What a disgrace Sam got club up in 1st season kept them in premiere then the end of all things gets them up to 8th in premiere sack him sack him. We should be where we belong fighting relegation in championship with king Di Canio, why Di Canio because he is agreed all over the world a disgrace to football management as West Ham supporters are to football supporters all over the game. A laughing stock to all true supporters all over the world who spend there lives travelling to watch there side in premiere or non league football. They live in a world of there own who do they think West Ham are but a small club amongst big London clubs and their new ground will not change that. Yes I hope they sack Sam cause I know where they will end down in a league way below where their vivid a imagination thinks they belong with a stadium that will be sold by the real problem at West Ham Sullivan and co and homeless.

  • joe

    I think they are going to do what Blackburn did

  • Ray

    A well put together piece of writing. But I’m afraid it will fall on deaf ears, the only ones who are really seeing what Alladyce is doing are keeping quite.
    Therefore the Press and others only hear, I hope is the small minority of discontent but vocal and happy to write the demise, of him on such sites.
    A few weeks back we were third and riding high, that’s when the ” I want Alladyce out” mob should be shouting, but we heard nothing.

  • Cockney

    Geordie,you really must work on your grammar

  • john cleary

    How long since we had anybody come through from academy and given a chance
    Answer Sam goes for experience not youth
    As much as I have tried to give Nolan a chance he works hard but is not premier standard anymore but Sam plays him if he is fit to the detriment of the team
    With Nolan in the side Song tries to do too much because there is no outlet
    We where out our best without Nolan and Carroll that’s when we moved the ball at speed.
    Sam did well to get us up but we should be pushing on now especially with the money we will get next year.
    Lastly how anybody can have a go at Brady,Sullivan and Gold is beyond me anybody with half a brain should be able to see they have the club at heart and don’t forget we were nearly out of business before they rescued us
    Bring Harry back he will have money to spend and be able to buy good players then watch us go

  • Jack

    He’s never tried to make peace with the fans, the majority of the fans can see where we are going wrong yet he never see’s it.
    Kevin Nolan in one game completed 6 passes in 90 minutes (A stat Sam wont mention) Mark Noble come on for the last 19 minutes and completed 35.
    Sakho and Valencia doing a job up top (albeit not against West Brom) Carroll comes back and straight into the team and we change the way we play.
    Downing been inspirational playing just behind the striker, Nolan been playing there recently and Downing been out wide and non existent.
    We need a big summer clear out, get rid of Nolan, Cole, Demel, O’brien and the likes of Reid if he doesn’t want to be there. I said a few weeks ago we should of given Sam another contract by now. But the owners are correct in waiting as if the performances continue how they are he should go.

  • Geordie

    Work on grammar, bring back Harry ha ha ha but totally agree about Nolan and rest in last comment but you need be in premiere end of next year throw dice now and your gone. Work on grammar ha ha ha who cares we are talking life or death here
    ha ha ha—–

  • cockney

    Apologies Geordie,I had no idea someones life was in danger as a result of your comments,this explains the grammatical errors,I mean if i was typing about someones impending doom (or not) i guess id leave out the odd comma and apostrophe.

  • matt hammer

    Sorry but he’s not a hammer through an through. Paulo is our man….. Wiv guidance. Teddy will keep him on the rails am the both of them will always have the fans support, an in turn get the most from the players. We love a legend an bfs ain’t one. See the light fellow irons. Madness will rule an we’ll be a team to enjoy watching again. Don’t care of we lose 4-3 every game, it’s the football an bein the underdog I love. Coyi forever