How Allardyce And Sheringham Have Transformed West Ham United This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's very difficult to imagine a side managed by Sam Allardyce playingattack-minded football. At every club where he's been at the helm, Big Sam's teams have been characterised by dogged defences, Route 1 style long-balls and a typical English 4-4-2.
Wayne Rooney admitted he deserved to be sent-off in Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham as his sixth career red card again put his temperament under the spotlight.
Rooney, who has been appointed skipper by coach Louis van Gaal this season and is celebrating a decade at Old Trafford, was dismissed for a reckless lunge on Stewart Downing just on the hour mark on Saturday.
There is one big thing that bothers me about one of the recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the one that suggests that Arsene Wenger is preparing a move for the West Ham and New Zealand international defender Winston Reid in the January transfer window. My concern is why, if Wenger wants the player and the player [.
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Video Russell Brand kisses Sam Allardyce in post match interview after West Ham beat Man City is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter West Ham stunned Manchester City 2-1 in their league game on 25th October, 2014 and Hammers boss Big Sam was "rewarded" for his efforts as comedian Russell Brand, [.
Manchester City claimed the title last year with a 2-0 over West ham in the final game of the season at the Etihad and though West Ham are a different side to last season it quite possibly won't be enough against a side seeking revenge for their disappointing draw in the Champions League in mid-week.
I'm sure both Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp sat down and earmarked this one as a six pointer when the fixtures came out and even at this early stage they might have been right to do so with QPR struggling to keep it tight at the back and West Ham despite some decent performance's failing to put enough points on the board with their efforts!
British comedian and madcap West Ham fan Russell Brand showed what it really meant to the fans following West Ham's 2-1 win against champions Manchester City today by gatecrashing Sam Allardyce's presser to kiss him!
Burnley may have to wait a little longer for their first win of the season with in-form West Ham the visitors to Turf Moor tomorrow and while Burnley have struggled in-front of goal the visitors have flourished in-front of goal and can continue that trend tomorrow!
Paddy McNair made his first team debut at the weekend against West Ham, following a defensive crisis.
Wayne Rooney, who was sent off in the game, has sung the praises of the youngster.
"That was probably one of the bigger tests a young defender can face, up against a team putting in lots of crosses into the box, but he took it and stood up to it, especially in the second half," said Rooney.