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Big Sam the Man?

Big Sam the Man?

Does anybody think someone of the stature of 'Big Sam' Allardyce would be remotely tempted by a move down to the Championship to manage 'ickle old Burnley?

Most Clarets fans would have scoffed at that suggestion and turned into Victor Meldrews!

'I dont believe it' then after reading today's Daily Mirror.

According to the national paper, Sam Allardyce wants to be the next Burnley boss and he has "already put in for the job". The Mirror reports that the former Blackburn Rovers` manager is "desperate to get stuck in again" after being sacked by Rovers` new Indian owners a fortnight ago.

There would certainly be something ironic about Big Sam getting the job at Turf Moor and imagine what fun we could have bantering with the Rovers fans.

'Big Sam' though is used to state-of-the-art Premier League facilities along the lines of the Reebok. Would he really be happy at Turf Moor working with far greater restricted budgets than he has been used to?

Well who knows! He might simply be motivated by the knowledge he has got one over on Blackburn after being treated so badly by now batting for the other side!

On the flip-side how would Clarets fans take to the news that they now had a former Blackburn Rovers manager at the helm?

What interesting times we live in. 2011? What a year this could turn out to be.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday December 30 2010
Time: 10:48AM

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Flipping heck,if Big Sam becomes the manager, it would be hilarious! We might not play attractive football but I am sure he would get us up and keep us up for many a season! It could be dull to watch but we would be financially secure for a century
turfmanphil
30/12/2010 10:53:00
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I was thinking the same thing tmp. If he gets us up there so that we can use the dosh to improve Gawthorpe, buy back and improve the Turf and sign some awseome players, we'd be laughing. But then we wouldn't be laughing at the quality of the football, or would we? But by then, we'd probably be in a position to attract such quality as the 'special one'. no problem.
WelshClaret
30/12/2010 11:34:00
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Interesting one. a) cant see their us being any truth in this b) the fact he is an ex B*stard doesnt bother me c) My initial thought was I dont want to watch that football, but you do make a good point TMP - If he gets us up and keeps us up, we could be in a strong position financially ( if done correctly) hmmmm, I think I will go back to my initial thought - I cant see any truth in this.
claretdale
30/12/2010 11:43:00
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Really not sure about this one.
Fedupclaret
30/12/2010 11:52:00
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Should perhaps have added that Alan Nixon is one of the joint contributors to the Mirror article along with David Anderson so make of that what you will!!!
turfmanphil
30/12/2010 12:59:00
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Walking round Burnley market yesterday Big Sam's name was the name on everyone's lips. Mind you, a little lad interviewed on Sky Sports News earlier said he wanted 'Joseo Mouriniho'. I'd like a night of passion with Eva Mendes AND Anna Kournikova but doubt it will happen. But if it does I might not be able to make the Reading game !
RickersTwickers
30/12/2010 13:08:00
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Mind you in the Guardian,it sounds like Big Sam has ruled himself out-Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running to become either the Burnley or Preston North End manager, following the sackings of Brian Laws and Darren Ferguson yesterday. Allardyce was removed as the Blackburn Rovers manager earlier this month and is keen for a return to football as soon as possible. Yet despite both Burnley and Preston also being in Lancashire a source close to Allardyce confirmed he is not interested in taking charge at either club. It is understood that Allardyce is keen to continue managing in the Premier League, and he may be monitoring the situation at West Ham United and Fulham, where Avram Grant and Mark Hughes are both under pressure in the relegation zone....Cant say I'm surprised if true!
turfmanphil
30/12/2010 13:10:00
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Knew it was never going to work.
Couch Potato
30/12/2010 13:15:00
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That makes Big Sam sound like an ambulance chaser , hovering around waiting for an opportunity. I've already had enough of all this press speculation, and we haven't even started yet.
WelshClaret
30/12/2010 13:36:00
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On RTs theme I wouldn't mind a night of passion with Mr Mouriniho (don't tell the hubby though) and Mr Mouriniho also wouldn't make the Reading game. Now now only because we'd still be debating formations and the off side rule.
sheclaret
30/12/2010 13:38:00
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