Thursday, 31 May 2007
Just a quick well done to Yeovil. As a kid I used to watch the Glovers at the old Huish Park in the days of John Clancey, Stuart Housley, Cliff Myers, Dickie Plumb, Tony Cottle, Ron Harris and Mike "The Penguin" Hughes. Great days! The 3-0 home defeat to the double winning Arsenal team, victory over Brentford, Plumb shoulder barging the Wimbledon keeper Dickie Guy into the net and the referee giving the goal!
Doesn't your heart go out to Sammy Lee? Talk about a poison chalice! What price Bolton for relegation next season? Big Sam was always going to be a pig of an act to follow but to replace Big Sam with Little Sam - it's worse than swapping Blair for Brown! So many factors conspired to keep West Ham up this season but chief amongst them was the departure of Allardyce in the week before our game with Bolton. Does anybody really believe we would have been three goals to the good by half time if the big man was at the helm? Poor Sammy, he was so chuffed to be in a suit with the gaffer's earpiece, he quite forgot that there was a match to be won. My prediction: Sammy will be out of work before the end of November and Bolton will be bound for the Championship by early May. The form was bad enough under the Big Man, what hope under his Mini Me side kick? What odds are the bookies offering?