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That Result Damn Well Hurt!

But could there be more heartache to come?

Although I had my suspicions that a trip to Nottingham Forest was going to be difficult, even more so with our current injury and suspension problem, but what I witnessed today has knocked the stuffing out of me.

Before the game, Sam Allardyce had intimated that some youngsters would play and that it would be the opportunity for them to impress and show what they could do, but if that was the case then our future doesn`t look bright, it looks worrying.

The eleven selected by Sam were never at the races, they never looked as if they were going to trouble Forest but, more worryingly we looked to be so disorganised that Forest could have scored seven or eight.

After the game Sam, upon being interviewed by the media, looked somewhat shell-shocked and almost lost for word and when pressed on the starting eleven selected remarked,

'What choice (in terms of team selection) did I have? I don't think I had one. "

'I make the decisions for benefit of everyone at the football club. We have a huge amount of problems in terms of available players."

'We have a League Cup semi-final against Manchester City and the main priority is to get to Wembley. My changes had to be severe today, I didn't want it to be.'

Manchester City away, in the current form they are in, seriously scares me!

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The Journalist

Writer: Rossy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 5 2014

Time: 7:20PM

Your Comments

Now you lot really are in free fall!
If Sam wanted to demonstrate, through team selection and substitutions, that we had no interest in winning, he should at least have told the rest of us and we could have saved the price of the tickets and four thousand WHUFC fans could have saved themselves an early start and a two hundred and fifty mile round trip. An utter disgrace. Four first team players and he took two of them off after 50 minutes. The team would have done better to have sat in the centre circle and played cards to demonstrate Sam's contempt for the proceedings or spent the hour and a half signing autographs. If Sam genuinely felt that he'd done the right thing by the supporters, he should have made sure that the players came over to the away end. A few waved from the middle of the pitch but the more worrying element was that Sam didn't think to tell the players to recognise the supporters - who were still applauding the team - and didn't acknowledge the fans himself. He didnít even appear to cast a glance our way as he hurried down the tunnel. I was not happy when he was appointed and have seen no reason to change my mind since. To my way of thinking, the factor thatís kept Sam in a job is the lack of a decent replacement. If I were Sam, Iíd be looking over my shoulder at Malky McKay.

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