When one thinks of managerial spats in the Premier League, it is usually Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, or Pep Guardiola, but now we have a new contest on the cards: in the blue corner, Big Sam Allardyce, the heavyweight from Dudley, against Marco Silva, the Portuguese middleweight.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
Watford 1, Crystal Palace 1: One could hardly tell from the thunderous expression on his face at the full-time whistle, as his new charges at Crystal Palace were held by Watford, but big Sam Allardyce said he was “excited” to be back in the big time.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
If Tottenham have ambitions to do more than simply finish in the top four, they will need more performances like this, where they showed character and resilience to grind out a somewhat fortuitous victory against a Watford side reduced to 10 men for the final half-hour.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Mon, 28 Dec, 2015
For Manchester City, the club records are being countered with caution; they may look unstoppable in both the Premier League and the transfer market as August closes, but no one at the Etihad Stadium expects this to be a trouble-free season. Friday’s Champions League draw gave notice of the difficulties that lie ahead.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015