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It wasn't a banner day for the attack at Selhurst Park but they kept another clean sheet and made it work for three points against Watford.
Big Sam is raising the value of Crystal Palace's back line as his management takes hold down the stretch. The Eagles won for a third consecutive match and held their opponents scoreless again as well. Fantasy managers should note the uptick in performance and value Crystal Palace's defense accordingly. Sakho, Tomkins, Schlupp, and Ward along with Hennessey combined today and will likely all improve dramatically over their first half of the season performances. Mar 18 - 1:24 PM

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Big Sam's Crystal Palace have picked up where Alan Pardew's left off with a 2-0 loss at the Emirates on New Year's Day.

It wasn't so much that the Eagles lost on Sunday as how it happened. There isn't much to be done about incredible acts of skill like Olivier Giroud's opener but the rest of the match, including Alex Iwobi's goal, was characterized by sloppy play at the back. The Palace defense nearly gifted Alexis Sanchez a goal. Big Sam will have to clean up the defense if he expects results to improve at Selhurst Park.
Jan 1 - 3:28 PM

It didn't take long for Sam Allardyce to find his way back into English football after signing on with Crystal Palace.

Just one day after sacking Alan Pardew, Crystal Palace announced Sam Allardyce as manager, less than three months after he was dismissed as the England national team manager. The quick appointment means Allardyce will be able to manage the club against Watford on Boxing Day. Said Allardyce after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal: "The club seems to be very ambitious, certainly the chairman and the owners, they want to take the club in the right direction. I like the look of the squad and that's probably the reason that I'm here: I feel the club can go forward from here and I hope I can help it go forward. It seems to be very ambitious."
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Sam Allardyce is no longer England manager after the FA mutually agreed to terminate his contract just 67 days into his "dream job."

Following a sting by London based broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Allardyce had to go following an investigation which raised concerns that "the guardians of [our] game" had fallen below the standards expected. Allardyce was caught on camera discussing ‘third-party ownership’ and specifically offering advice on how to circumvent the rules governing transfers. Following yesterdays’ meeting at Wembley Stadium, the FA released a statement confirming he would leave by "mutual consent" in order to protect the "wider interests of the game." Allardyce admits he made a "terrible error of judgement" and that his behaviour was silly. "Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that," he said. Gareth Southgate will now take charge of the next four international matches with the Football Association branded a ‘laughing stock’ by former England and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:31:00 AM

The FA has confirmed Sunderland coach Sam Allardyce as England's next manager following the resignation of Roy Hodgson.

Allardyce leaves Wearside after less than a year at the helm of Sunderland, who he led out of the relegation zone last season by two points over rival Newcastle. The manager signed a two-year contract to lead England through the next World Cup: "I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud. While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs"
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Sunderland confirm Sam Allardyce has spoken to the Football Association regarding the England manager’s vacancy.

Allardyce left the club’s training camp in Austria earlier this week and initial reports suggested that the Black Cats were in talks with a potential transfer target. However, news broke confirming the 61-year-old had met with FA vice-chairman David Gill at his home in Cheshire. On Wednesday, Sunderland released a statement advising that they had granted Allardyce permission to speak to the FA at his request before adding: "Sam is very much key to our plans. After what was an extremely challenging season, we are keen to see a period of stability, both on and off the field, and we want him to remain as manager of our football club." Current US manager Jürgen Klinsmann and Cherries boss Eddie Howe have also been linked while Sean Dyche [Burnley] is said to be the front runner for the Sunderland position if Allardyce departs.
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 05:49:00 AM

West Ham United have finally settled on the successor to Sam Alardyce in the form of former Hammers player Slaven Bilic.

The Croatian played for only one season at the East London club but developed enough of a following that his return as a manager is being welcomed as a prodigal son returning. Bilic rose to managerial prominence despite a questionable track record. Bilic managed a failed World Cup qualifying attempt for his native Croatia during the 2010 World Cup cycle and failed to get out of the group stage at Euro 2012. He transitioned to club management after the Euros ended and moved to Lokomotiv Moscow where he was sacked after leading Lokomotiv to their worst ever finish in the Russian championship established in 1992. His tenure at Besiktas was equally unremarkable.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 01:49:00 PM

David Sullivan, the West Ham owner, has promised the club two big signings and an exciting new boss.

With Sam Allardyce now gone and West Ham moving to the Olympic Stadium, there is reason to be excited as a Hammers fan right now. The club have some good pieces already in place but have been absolutely killed by injuries in the past couple of seasons and if they bring in two more big signings, they could have a lot to cheer for next season. The first big signing should be coming soon, so stay tuned.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, May 30, 2015 01:21:00 AM

West Ham have announced that they will not renew Sam Allardyce's contract as manager of the club.

Allardyce was given an ultimatum at the beginning of the season to finish 10th or not be given another chance and the owners have kept their word. Allardyce did a respectable job, finishing 12th despite a number of long-term injuries to his top players, but it wasn't enough for management and he will not be in London next season. Allardyce should will be able to find a job in a timely manner.
Sun, May 24, 2015 12:11:00 PM

West Ham have recruited former striker Teddy Sheringham as an assistant/advisor to Sam Allardyce in an attempt to improve the club's attack.

Sam Allardyce has been criticized over and over again for his boring style of football and Teddy Sheringham is expected to improve on that. Allardyce has also been given an ultimatum of finishing in the top 10 if he wants a new contract after his expires at the end of next season. The club are going out and spending this summer in an attempt to provide him with everything he needs to succeed. It's top 10 or nothing for Allardyce and West Ham this year.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Sam Allardyce will remain as manager of West Ham United next season.

There were plenty of rumors about Allardyce's job in recent weeks but the board have decided to give him another chance. Big Sam has been criticized by fans for his boring style of football and lack of attacking flair. The club have addressed those problems by demanding a top 10 finish and "more entertainment". Big Sam will reportedly hire a new attacking coach, someone who can bring the excitement back to London. The signing of striker Zarate is a great sign of West Ham's intentions for next season and we can expect better football from them in years ahead.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, May 28, 2014 02:20:00 PM