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#Big Sam

# big-sam - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement

“Never in a million years expected this much support. I cannot put into words how much it means to me.”

# big-sam - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'I'm surprised how it came about. It seemed to be done and dusted through the media'

Sam Allardyce reflects on how his Everton reign ended yesterday.

# big-sam - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Allardyce sacked as Everton boss after just 6 months in charge with Silva tipped to take over

The former England boss took over last November at Goodison Park.

# big-sam - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'I was sitting at home, probably feeling sorry for myself': Arnold boosted by Schmidt's call

The centre was reeling from the red card picked up in the loss to Ulster when a strange Dublin number popped up on his phone.

# big-sam - Friday 27 April, 2018

'What is entertainment?' - Allardyce confident of staying as Everton manager

He has been criticised for his playing style by fans, but is remaining defiant at Goodison Park.

# big-sam - Thursday 19 April, 2018

# big-sam - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Big Sam will miss Everton's Europa League match due to a medical appointment

Everton face Apollon Limassol in Cyprus on Thursday.

# big-sam - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Big Sam off to winning start, Tottenham drop more points while Stoke earn crucial win

Elsewhere Alan Pardew earned a point in his first game as West Brom boss while Swansea are condemned to bottom of the Premier League.

# big-sam - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Struggling Everton are bringing in Big Sam to steady the ship

David Unsworth will be in charge for tonight’s league fixture with West Ham, however.

# big-sam - Monday 30 October, 2017

Former England boss Allardyce admits interest in Everton and USA posts

The experienced coach said he would be open to holding talks regarding two vacant positions.

# big-sam - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It was a gut-wrencher that': Allardyce says Ferguson helped him get over pain of England debacle

The Palace boss also admits that he has not yet apologised to Roy Hodgson for mocking his speech impediment.

# big-sam - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Another great escape on for Big Sam as win takes Crystal Palace out of relegation zone

Middlesbrough replaced them in the bottom three following their 2-0 loss at Stoke this afternoon.

# big-sam - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From bogey team to just another game: How the Wenger and Allardyce rivalry is no more

The two managers have endured a frosty past but Wenger now appears to have backed his peer by calling him ‘intelligent’ and ‘competent’.

# big-sam - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sympathy for Sam, KD is a villain and all this week's best sportswriting

Plus, Cruyff on Cruyff and a frightening tale of a pre-match fire.

# big-sam - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

'Entrapment has won on this occasion' - Big Sam admits 'error of judgment' after England sacking

The former Bolton and Sunderland boss hasn’t ruled out a return to football in the near future, however.

# big-sam - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Sam Allardyce loses England job after one game in charge, FA confirm

The former Sunderland boss was caught in a newspaper sting.

From Sam Allardyce scandal: FA to investigate allegations against England manager Big Sam

Sam Allardyce scandal: FA to investigate allegations against England manager

The Telegraph says it has footage of the football manager negotiating a £400,000 deal.

# big-sam - Monday 26 September, 2016

England manager Sam Allardyce filmed in newspaper sting

Allardyce met with undercover reporters, posing as businessmen from the Far East.

# big-sam - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Big Sam's England bailed out by 95th-minute Adam Lallana winner Sam Old Story? This post contains videos

Big Sam's England bailed out by 95th-minute Adam Lallana winner

Underwhelming England get out of jail against Slovakia with last kick of the game.

Allardyce admits nerves ahead of first England game

The former Bolton boss is eager to be able to focus on the match against opponents the Three Lions failed to break down just a few weeks ago.

# big-sam - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Allardyce set to keep eight players from the side that lost to Iceland for his first game in charge

England take on Slovakia tomorrow night in a World Cup qualifier.

# big-sam - Sunday 28 August, 2016

West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad

Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkely fail to make the 23-man selection.

# big-sam - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Allardyce: I'll talk to Guardiola about Hart

The goalkeeper has been left out of Manchester City’s first games under the Spanish coach and the England boss is eager to discover the reason for it.

# big-sam - Thursday 21 July, 2016

His LOI background with Father Joe and more facts about incoming England boss Sam Allardyce

The experienced coach won the 1992 League of Ireland First Division title as player/manager of Limerick City.

# big-sam - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

From Limerick to the Three Lions: Big Sam to be named England boss imminently

The 61-year-old could be confirmed as early as tomorrow.

# big-sam - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Big Sam dancing to Rihanna in Marbella is the best thing you'll see today In A Hopeless Place This post contains videos

Big Sam dancing to Rihanna in Marbella is the best thing you'll see today

The Sunderland boss has been busting a move on holidays.

# big-sam - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Big Sam Allardyce threatened to tear off his jacket in safety celebration

He had us worried there for a sec.

# big-sam - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Big Sam’s a Beyonce fan, Frampton’s pizza agony – it’s the sporting tweets of the week

Bryan Sheehan, Jay Baruchel and Steve Collins also make the cut.

# big-sam - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

'It's diabolical. We're flogging the lads' - Big Sam not happy with midweek Premier League schedule

Sunderland face a Premier League clash four days after this weekend’s FA Cup tie.

# big-sam - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Big Sam told he is out of job just seconds after the final whistle

West Ham aren’t renewing the 60-year-old’s contract and released a statement announcing the news this afternoon.

# big-sam - Thursday 9 April, 2015

In your Theatre of Dreams, Big Sam wants to be the Manchester United manager

The West Ham boss has revealed he’d love to sit in the home dugout at Old Trafford.

# big-sam - Monday 19 January, 2015

Unsurprisingly, Sam Allardyce feels 'tippy tappy' football is 'a load of b*****ks'

# big-sam - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Mourinho wishes for 'Black & Decker' following draw with '19th century' West Ham

Jose and Big Sam had a bit of a row after the Stamford Bridge stalemate.

# big-sam - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Time running out for Big Sam, Roger Johnson's defending sums up why

The West Ham boss saw the 5-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest followed up by a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last night.

# big-sam - Monday 2 December, 2013

Big Sam brands Villas-Boas 'immature' after tense press conference

The Spurs boss hit back at ‘unfair’ press criticism yesterday.

# big-sam - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Allardyce earns West Ham fans' respect

Big Sam relieved Hammers fans trust he has the club’s best interests at heart.

# big-sam - Monday 26 November, 2012

Premier League: Villas-Boas tight-lipped over sick 'stabbing' chants

Sam Allardyce also took a leaf out of Arsene Wenger’s book, saying: “If I didn’t hear it, I can’t condemn it.”

# big-sam - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Moving on up: Defoe double helps Spurs leap Hammers

AVB’s side are now level on points with Arsenal.

# big-sam - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Carroll: 'I never had a fair chance at Liverpool' LFC

Carroll: 'I never had a fair chance at Liverpool'

The Reds’ record signing insists he could play in Brendan Rodgers’ system, but the promise of a starting role brought him to West Ham.

# big-sam - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

From The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: FF prepares for crunch meeting on Áras, is Greece going to withdraw from the Euro?, and Europe’s women reveal their biggest turn-off…

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