It has never happened that a team coached by Sam Allardyce has suffered demotion from the top tier to the second tier, but, as they say there is a first time to everything and this may prove to be big Sam’s first taste of demotion as his team is inching towards that.
And Allardyce has been pretty miffed with the Crystal boys recently as he reckons that they are not listening to him properly and are not putting his plans to execution in the manner he wants them to.
As per Allardyce, he has been in the game for much longer time than any of his boys has been. So, he has got to have the better idea of the formations and the strategies and it’s actually his forte too. That’s why he is at the club for, to decide how the team should play.
The players are here only for their skills and their job is just to make the best use of their skills to make sure the strategy that the manager has created is implemented in the best way. If that starts to happen more often, Stoke will be out of the demotion zone sooner rather than later.
Allardyce admits that when the sword of demotion is hanging over your shoulders, it causes frustration, but, he reckons that it’s something which must be accepted by the team because that’s where they are and that’s a fact. So, all the thought process and all the mental energy should be put in with the motive of turning the corner from here rather than just feeling frustrated about the present situation.
The former Three Lions boss wants some tightness from his boys in the coming weeks as the Premiership is starting to reach its climax.