Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

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Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by LordBob » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:59 pm

I can't say I'm surprised he wants a temporary shut down but I don't think a 32 way distribution board would help him a great deal.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Bigvince » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:11 pm

If he wants the circuit breaker it’s more likely to enable him to rally his troops, he’s only been in the job 2 weeks. And he’s just realising the size of the job he’s taken on!
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by FCBurnley » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:13 pm

He will no doubt want the season abandoned with no relegation. Every trick in the book has BFS
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Bigvince » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:31 pm

What’s the odds on the season being called off!

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by arise_sir_charge » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:34 pm

There was a long and detailed thread with some good discussion on this earlier today but it's disappeared for some reason.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by CaptJohn » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:00 pm

I wonder if he'd have been so vocal on this subject had WBA won 5-0??

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:14 pm

In fairness he’s 66 with previous heart problems he’d be a prime candidate with a bad dose, I don’t blame him for being cautious.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by FCBurnley » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:15 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:14 pm
In fairness he’s 66 with previous heart problems he’d be a prime candidate with a bad dose, I don’t blame him for being cautious.
Then why take the job !
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:17 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Then why take the job !
True, it’s a question I can’t answer you’d have to ask him, it seems abit daft in the current climate unnecessarily exposing yourself when you are relatively high risk.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by boatshed bill » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:18 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Then why take the job !
can't resist the challenge, not the best weather for gardening?

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by dougcollins » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:20 pm

Change 'challenge' to 'money' and you have it.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Rileybobs » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:21 pm

Whilst I don't think there is any sincerity whatsoever in Allardyce's suggestion of a 'circuit breaker', he is perfectly entitled to take on a job and expect safe working conditions.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Bigvince » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:19 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Then why take the job !
Probably short of a few quid

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by SGr » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:23 pm

Bigvince wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:31 pm
What’s the odds on the season being called off!
Shouldn’t happen, won’t happen.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by tim_noone » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:16 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Then why take the job !
:D

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Grumps » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:25 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:14 pm
In fairness he’s 66 with previous heart problems he’d be a prime candidate with a bad dose, I don’t blame him for being cautious.
He was fine with it all two days earlier at Liverpool, Covid wasn't on the agenda then.... I wonder why?
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by EarbyClaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:33 pm

Having witnessed what Leeds did to them last night he won't want to take on an improving Arsenal this weekend with the same set of players

Their next league game after that is against Wolves on the 16th - that would buy him the time to bring in the players he has obviously targeted and get them set-up how he wants them

That being said, regardless of his motives, the PL do need to be confident that they can provide a safe working environment for everyone involved if they intend to continue without a break

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Grumps » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:45 pm

EarbyClaret wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Having witnessed what Leeds did to them last night he won't want to take on an improving Arsenal this weekend with the same set of players

Their next league game after that is against Wolves on the 16th - that would buy him the time to bring in the players he has obviously targeted and get them set-up how he wants them

That being said, regardless of his motives, the PL do need to be confident that they can provide a safe working environment for everyone involved if they intend to continue without a break
Probably one of the safest working environment there is to be fair
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Claretincraven » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:48 pm

Maybe he should wear his mask correctly, rather than round his chin then as he did against Liverpool. Typical BFS opportunitism.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:14 pm

Grumps wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:25 pm
He was fine with it all two days earlier at Liverpool, Covid wasn't on the agenda then.... I wonder why?
No idea, like I’ve already said I don’t blame the bloke for putting his health first but like another poster rightly pointed out why did he take the job the virus was in existence prior to accepting the WBA managerial position, I can see both sides of the argument.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Bosscat » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:24 pm

Big Sam 🙄🙄🙄 ...... as has been said if he is blaming his own possible health reasons.. he should NOT have taken the job in the current health crisis 🙄
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by dougcollins » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:28 pm

Strange how not many believe him, you'd think he'd got previous or something.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:35 pm

I like Sam he always comes across as genuine I feel I could trust him in a tight spot, I don’t see how they’ll benefit for a temporary pause he’ll be looking to bring reinforcements in in the window so you would have thought it’d be more preferable to bed them in sooner than later.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by bfcjg » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:00 pm

The only ever England manager with a 100% win rate and folk still question him.
Tax authorities, inland revenue forensic accountants and detectives ...those sort of folk.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Burypaddy » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:29 pm

Arrogant ******* played with him, roy greaves and peter nicholson, although the other two were better players imo he always thought he was because of his own ego. Tophat.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Wokingclaret » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:45 pm

FCBurnley wrote: ↑Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Then why take the job !
tim_noone wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:16 pm
:D
A couple of million reasons :D

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Claretitus » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:59 pm

Of course he wants a long break. With the games coming thick and fast, he hasn’t got the time to implement the” BFS style of play”. With nearly half of games played, they’re at risk of being cut adrift, what better excuse to hide behind a break for COVID. The comment about “ I’m 66 yrs old and the last thing I want, is to catch COVID”. OK, fair enough, don’t take a job that requires you to mix with other people on a daily basis. In fact, don’t take a job at all. Do what the majority of 66 yr olds have been doing during the pandemic- STAY AT HOME!! Arrogant t****er.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by tiger76 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:37 pm

West Brom's next 4 games are Arsenal, Wolves, West Ham and City, now if they don't get a couple of wins in that lot, they're staring down the barrel, I'm not surprised Sam wants a break, but it seems he's a lone voice ATM, of course that could change depending how severe the situation becomes, but as it stands there is no apparent sign of the PL halting anytime soon, the lower leagues might be a different kettle of fish.

BFS has actually been very clever here, because instead of talking about his sides drubbing by Leeds, the media are discussing his comments, fair credit to him he's succeeded in taking the heat of his players anyway.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Quicknick » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:29 am

If Allardyce is worried, he should stay at home. Just like everyone else who perceives they are high risk. Then let everyone else get on with working.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by tiger76 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:00 pm

It's hardly a surprise a manager of a team currently in the bottom 3 would want the season paused or even scrubbed altogether.

Didn't we have similar arguments last season by the likes of Watford and others.

Surely there wouldn't be an ulterior motive for those teams to have the campaign declared null and void would there.

I do have some sympathy given Sam's age, and previous health issues, but in the worst case scenario he could still manage his team from home, other managers have had to do this in recent weeks, and they appear to have coped fine with it.

If football wants to continue then get their house in order and control these players who are allegedly breaching the guidelines, there doesn't appear to be any comeuppance for their reckless behaviour. And for some they've apparently breached the rules on numerous occasions, I'm afraid until they feel the consequences of their actions, then they'll continue to flout the guidelines which the rest of us are abiding too despite the difficulties that may cause.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:32 am

Big Sam is already unhappy with the new Brexit transfer rules, saying he's found players who would sign but can't :lol:

I don't think he's gonna be able to buy his way out of this one like he normally does with cheap foreign lads.

Let's see how good he really is now.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by claretfern » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:39 am

Is Sam expecting money to spend? Bilic wasn't getting any by all accounts.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:10 am

Yeah, he's telling all and sundry he needs better players, but no disrespect to the players he's got :roll:

I'm guessing it was part of the deal for him signing

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:38 am

Absolute joke - worried about Covid because of his age !!

Roy at Palace is old enough to be Allardyce’s dad and he seems ok with it !!

BFS has simply realised the job he has on his hands. Probably hit him when he saw that his forward option off the bench was an overweight bleach blond bricklayer who is 3 stone overweight and looks like he has been on a 4 day bender.

I’ve always liked West Brom tbh but cannot stand BFS. Even if they go down he’ll be making be plenty of money out of a short tenure - and when they do sign players he’ll no doubt make a bit “extra” too....or one of his sons will or his dog....

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:00 am

tiger76 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:00 pm
Didn't we have similar arguments last season by the likes of Watford and others.
I remember West Ham being one - Karen Brady, due to West Ham being close to the bottom 3.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:45 am

There’s a 7 year age gap between Roy hodgson & Sam allardyce, I’m not sure how many 7yr old dads are out there but I don’t know anybody at that tender age I hadn’t even reached puberty myself.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Quicknick » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:55 am

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:38 am
Absolute joke - worried about Covid because of his age !!

Roy at Palace is old enough to be Allardyce’s dad and he seems ok with it !!

BFS has simply realised the job he has on his hands. Probably hit him when he saw that his forward option off the bench was an overweight bleach blond bricklayer who is 3 stone overweight and looks like he has been on a 4 day bender.

I’ve always liked West Brom tbh but cannot stand BFS. Even if they go down he’ll be making be plenty of money out of a short tenure - and when they do sign players he’ll no doubt make a bit “extra” too....or one of his sons will or his dog....
I take it the bleach blond overweight bricklayer is Austin?

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:45 am
There’s a 7 year age gap between Roy hodgson & Sam allardyce, I’m not sure how many 7yr old dads are out there but I don’t know anybody at that tender age I hadn’t even reached puberty myself.
Wow - you are actually being serious.
Frightening

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:19 pm

Quicknick wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:55 am
I take it the bleach blond overweight bricklayer is Austin?
I don’t know who he is sorry.... I just saw him get out of a van before the game drinking a can of red bull and finishing off a KFC.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm
Wow - you are actually being serious.
Frightening
Like the get out - for seriously underestimating somebody’s age, Sam does have less grey hair & acts young for 66 so perhaps understandable.

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by IanMcL » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:28 pm

Fulham seem to have found the route to a circuit breaker, when you need it most, for football reasons.
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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:34 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Like the get out - for seriously underestimating somebody’s age, Sam does have less grey hair & acts young for 66 so perhaps understandable.
See you are still on the spectrum of stupidity

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Jakubclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:36 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:34 pm
See you are still on the spectrum of stupidity
I’m also quite adept at estimating how old people are, every cloud....

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by ClaretEngineer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm

Hit me up Big Sam:

https://www.brush.eu/switchgear

I'll put a good word in with Senior Management.

:lol:

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by Woodleyclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:43 pm

Big Sam also wants a transfer budget to match his ego.That's not going to happen either

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Re: Big Sam wants a circuit breaker!

Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:51 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:36 pm
I’m also quite adept at estimating how old people are, every cloud....
Maybe next on your very long list of skills development requirements will be the ability to understand sarcasm.
Believe it or not I didn’t’ actually think Roy Hodgson was the age of Queen Elizabeth.

Anyway it’s been good to know that you had not even reached puberty when you were 7....that was very insightful. Was that about the same time you took an unhealthy penchant for public hangings ?

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