alfiehammer wrote:Jiggs does raise some very interesting points about saints and WBA. Going from strength to strength. That said, most promoted teams come up, sack their managers, and soon get relegated again. We are slowly building for the future, and Sam still has my backing. I feel Sam, the club and the fans are just unlucky and suffering with Carroll's continued absent ism and when he returns we all deserve the chance to see Sam set things right.
Mate, I've been raising these points from my first posts last Aug /Sept especially concerning us being left behind with Allardyce and his outdated management while other clubs with modern managers who have new modern visions of the game and how to move it forward flourish and as I saw it and still see it these fears are now reality Below are 3 of my first posts last September
'My manager wanted Andy Carroll, so we backed him.
'Andy was the perfect player for him and the style of football we play.
Ambitious: Co-owner David Sullivan also wants Wolves winger Matt Jarvis
'We play a lot of high balls, a lot of crosses - quite exciting football, not just humping it but clever crossing - and Sam wanted Jarvis to supply the crosses because he is a fantastic crosser.
All the stats show that this brand of football is on the decline yet our astute owner states in the national press that "We play a lot of high balls, a lot of crosses" If this is the Vision and Mission of our Manager and owners then we are bang in trouble and going backwards not forwards
they (David's) managed to relegate us in their first season with Grant then lumbered us with Fat Boy Slim, sorry Sam as a result of this in their second and we are now a one trick pony playing an out dated version of the game which I can only see leading to more heart break and humiliation for us the fans
Ok, so the Fat Controller keeps us up with this physical, predictable, outdated and ugly type of football, as outlined by our owners and looks like being confirmed by the above stats. We loose another season playing our "antique take on the game while our competitors have continued to evolve and improve to the next level;EXACTLY WHAT SORT OF PLAYER IS GONNA WANT TO PLAY FOR US?, We are allready devoid of any real quality and struggling to attract quality as any right minded quality " EVOLUTIONARY BALL PLAYERS" are gonna avoid us and our prehistoric football like the plague and we end up havin to watch average journeymen playing UGLY FUCKIN ALLADYCE FOOTBALL for another season with another relegation battle.
I love Our West Ham as much as all of us and hopefully and as so eloquently pointed out by all of ya, am chattin complete and utterly unfounded, misguided and delusional bollicks,
IRONS IN THE SOUL