Discussion in 'Sport' started by sdb123, Apr 29, 2007.
Where's he off to next then? Could it be to manage England?
There was talk he'd be going to Man City, but who knows.
Blimey! That one came out of the blue! Mum will be 'sick as a parrot'. She's always had a soft spot for him since his playing days.......... Who will step in though? Bolton are massively over-achieving these days, and to keep that up will take someone pretty special.
And there aren't too many 'pretty special' managers available right now. Or 'pretty special' period tbh............
Sammy Lee? ... Not sure if the resignation is with immediate effect, so Lee might be caretaker for the last couple of games, but apparently he's made it clear that he wants to be a "No. 1"
Sam and Jose swapping jobs? ... It's closer than ever now! .. Remember... you heard it first here!
Yes the resignation is with immediate effect.
Something serious has gone on behind the scenes, and my source (a local radio football commentator) still doesnt know what.
He has been linked with he City job, but leaving with just 2 matches left does leave us in a very bad position.
Just thinking about that. Bolton want that UEFA cup place, and this might undermine them. Hope not as that would let that nasty lot from NL in!
Daren't ring mum, as she'll have a right rant!
Is me, or does that sound like they've already got a successor lined up?
Im gutted to be honest, not that he has left, but the timing of it.
With 2 games left to get back in to Europe, this will severly undermine the clubs abitions.
I wouldnt think so. Sammy Lee will take over till the end of the season, then who knows?
Who ever takes over next season will have a very depleted team. Players like Anelka, Ben Hiam and Jaskelainen will now leave.
So he left a job where his exploits linked him to the England job. Now he is linked with Man City, but I don't know how much we should read into that?
Relegation conspirators abound, guess who West Ham play next!
According to the news of the world (yes I know not the best source lol), Sam has made a huge mistake.
If true, talk about a mess up lol.
Quote me on this... £10 no City takeover this summer
One time only offer. If I am wrong, first come, first served
City would be quite a bad investment. Manchester already has a dominant team and city have quite a small supporter base. They're unlikely to draw support from the rest of the north west as there are already two dominant teams (Liverpool and United).
Big Sam should get another job, god knows where though.
If a 40,000 average over the last three seasons, despite being poor, and with a huge neighbour to contend with, is evidence of a 'thin support base' then God knows what your idea of a weeny support base must be!
You know what they say about real Manchester fans supporting...
*shields himself from the... Southern Utd fans *
Well said OK, as much as I despise City - noone can say that they have a small fan base...their attendance figures are testament to this.
Anyone seen Abbeygoo's new avatar......... barsteward
Isn't that more an appreciation thing as to why that's his new avatar? At least it is for me
He's currently at a barbeque, no doubt getting smashed at the excitement of having "Big Sam" at the Asda Eastlands (more commonly known as "City of Mcr Stadium").
He did have to change his avatar this morning though, when I told him that "Big Sam" was coming to City he initially changed his avatar to this...
Like all City fans, he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer
Man, Woodys on form again!
Well if that's true, I don't get it? I'd say only 1 or 2 clubs are even close to merely challenging for a top 4 place and "hell" and "snow and Christmas cheer" come to mind before Big Same taking those jobs!
maybe the Newcastle job will become available now he is free
Mmmm yes i was thinking that
I think that comment has been responded to by other forum members - ridiculous statement to make. City have always been one of England's most supported clubs and facts can not change this.
Liverpool and United already draw huge crowds but so do Everton and City. Small supporter base? When we were in Division 3 we averaged crowds of 28,000 - lets see how Leeds compare to that next season.
Anyway, back to Big Sam - bit of a shock him resigning but I don't think it's a done deal him coming to City as manager. Time will tell - and to NWhiteley, sorry about the avatar, couldn't resist!
So Fat Sam is no more - oh well! In a purely selfish fashion I hope (despite it probably being wishful thinking) that this will help our plight on Saturday.
LEE NAMED NEW BOLTON BOSS
Bolton Wanderers have named Sammy Lee as Sam Allardyce's successor at The Reebok. Trotters fans were left shocked on Sunday by Allardyce's sudden resignation, fueling speculation who might take over. However, Bolton have made a swift appointment in naming Lee as the club 17th post-war manager.
Pictures of the reign
Great pictures LFC - glad he got rid of that 'tache
What a great job he did at Bolton, I think he would do a great job at City and an even greater job for England. Personally I would like to see him at a top flight club with great players - like us or Chelsea, would be interesting to see if he could get anymore from these type of players as opposed to having to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
No problem mate, would you be happy to see Big SA as the next City manager?
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