“I told the players I will pay them back when they come out of Christmas and into January in a better position," the manager is quoted as saying by The Guardian. "They can go and socialise at the right time. As a manager it was very important that the players, in today's environment with social media, were not seen to be out enjoying themselves too much.
“They have turned things around already for me but [the festive schedule] is our biggest demand. It is probably not overall because a lot has been demanded already with their season starting in July with Europe, and the injuries. A lot has been demanded of the players and Christmas will be the same.
“The party is off until there is a period of time when we are in a very good position and I can tell the lads they can have the relaxing time that they deserve. But whatever they do I don't want a phone call telling me they've been in trouble or they will be in even more trouble with me.”
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1 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:03:08
2 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:11:07
Wouldn't look good photos appearing on social media of the lads bladdered.
Even more so with the fixture congestion over the Christmas.
3 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:20:14
A win tonight won't even get us up one position.
Mr Allardyce is obviously laying down the law good stuff.
First step a win tonight !! COYB.
4 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:21:02
Never mind social media. Just the thought of them out having a good time after all the shite they've served up to the supporters and Club so far would in itself be a disgrace.
Mind you I suppose the young lads and Unsworth deserve a night out. The so called senior players need an early night and have a good think about things.
Good decision from Allardyce.
5 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:25:39
6 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:29:11
Did the same with Palace then cancelled it after a poor run of results. Allardyce loves Dubai. He'll take the players there for sure.
7 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:36:17
Hope we can do it in one game because some of their heads have already gone! But if the players have to miss Dubai, so we beat them at Goodison, then that will do for me!
The phoney bastards haven't had to say they hate us for years but the absolute venom coming out of the scrunched up faces has given me some laughs today!
8 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:41:04
Know your role and do it well. Rewards have to be earned. Clear, quality leadership.
9 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:41:34
10 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:49:06
11 Posted 13/12/2017 at 17:55:59
Haha we are not bitter we just fuckin' hate them and all they stand for.
They are the bitter ones when it goes against them. And not just against us. They also hate every team who wins "their title".
12 Posted 13/12/2017 at 18:07:56
13 Posted 13/12/2017 at 18:13:36
Another good argument to throw in the RS faces was that United fans were the first fans to sing that shit song. They go berserk when I mention that. 😂😂😂
14 Posted 13/12/2017 at 18:23:10
"My enemy's enemy is my friend."
15 Posted 13/12/2017 at 20:03:49
Very impressed with the way Sam is going about things.
16 Posted 13/12/2017 at 21:03:49
17 Posted 13/12/2017 at 21:36:43
Are all the players really crying out for a Christmas party? Or unable to organize one themselves?
A "Scrooge McDiscipline" PR gesture.
18 Posted 13/12/2017 at 22:32:58
19 Posted 13/12/2017 at 22:33:48
20 Posted 13/12/2017 at 23:03:10
21 Posted 14/12/2017 at 00:48:34
22 Posted 20/12/2017 at 12:58:35
No fuckin' doubt who the boss is there then.
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