mcflash wrote: mcteeth wrote:
There is another reason we are close to relegation, we are in the midst of the most exceptional relegation battles to date in the Premier League. Never has it been this close and at such a high tally of points.
People point to Sam's last 21 games last season and Kean's this season. No pressure last season with Pompey, Hull and Burnley badly cut adrift as so often in most seasons, admittedly Kean's points tally has not been good enough, but in any other season we'd be easily safe already.
Why do you want to compare Allardyce with Kean? Allardyce is an experienced manager who did a good job here. Lets just leave out the comparisons. We can do that all day and we are getting nowhere.
Fact is that Steve Kean has not done a good job here. He has to go, its got nothing to do with who was here before him or who comes after him. All we can do is judge him over his time here and we have been the second worst team in the Premier League during that time. We have 9 points from our last 14 games which is just horrendous.
If you don't want them compared then stop throwing up stats that make others and myself point out stats under Sam.
Also we've got 12 points from our last 14 games not 9. Sam went on a nearly as poor run across December, January and February last season but due to the nature of the division we remained 10+ points clear of relegation therefore it went unnoticed. The spotlight is on Kean anyway and it has been a difficult season for all Managers in the bottom half. Sam more than once went of baron runs with the team but again because relegation was a forgone conclusion, unlike this exceptional season, there was never any pressure to get us out of a mess.
I'm not for one second excusing Kean and the bad results we've had, but there are outside factors that have contributed to a difficult run in and we aren't the only club. Only recently have Fulham, Sunderland, Stoke and Villa finally felt safe, do their managers warrant such scrutiny?
We have been playing well and improving over the last 6 games, we've also been incredibly unlucky points wise against Spurs, Fulham, Blackpool, Birmingham and Man City where very fine margins saw us lose out on a number of points.
Apologies for my glass being half full, I just call it how I see it.