The play­ers are the prob­lem not the boss

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I stated in last week’s col­umn that I feared ‘Big Sam’ Al­lardyce had lit­tle idea of how to build a suc­cess­ful Eng­land team... The Eng­land job is near im­pos­si­ble for any­one nowa­days. There are hardly any English play­ers who make the teams of the so called top clubs. Arsene Wenger was back to his anti-English best as there wasn’t one English­man left on the pitch at the fi­nal whis­tle against Southamp­ton last week­end. Still, it’ll con­tinue to get worse un­til the only suit­able play­ers called up will be com­ing from League One! Lord Su­gar had it right with his ‘Car­los Kick­a­ball’ com­ment and it’s just a shame al­most every Premier League club has al­most 11 of them in every start­ing line-up.

Bal­ance The Books Give’ Big Sam’ a chance. Shame on you, for men­tion­ing Gra­ham West­ley’s name. He has medals you know!

Flet­ton Lad I agree with every word you wrote about Sam Al­lardyce. @Jon­jonh05 zzzzz Koni You write noth­ing new. Big Sam was a bad ap­point­ment when he landed the job and he’s still a bad ap­point­ment af­ter one lucky, late win against 10 men. Devils Ad­vo­cate Get be­hind your coun­try Mr Swann. As you said your­self Sam Al­lardyce is ob­vi­ously pas­sion­ate about his coun­try and its foot­ball team so give him a chance to trans­fer that pas­sion to some of the un­der­achiev­ing play­ers. They are the prob­lem, not the boss.

David Bur­ton

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