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Brilliant result for the fans and the club and thanks I think we need a thread we can all sign up to with our gratitude.
To turn the shambles around from last year is an outstanding achievement.
Cheers and looking forward to next season already.
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Amazing really, if you think about where we were this time last year. Sam seems to of brought a team spirit and togetherness that has been missing for quite some time now. Nolan seems to be a great captain and said all the right things post match yesterday.
The signing of Vaz Te was inspired...even if he can be incredibly frustrating to watch at times
Taught the team how to defend, the worst part last season for me. We look balanced at the moment, long may it continue. Round pegs in round holes aswell, Sams signed players to play a role not gambled on anyone who was available like last season.
Lots of work still to bo done but the team is now playing like a team not a bunch of chaps in the same kit,looking forward to who we can get in to bolster the squad when we exit the non playing members.
A great job Sam and your rendition of bubbles will be well remembered
Absolutely agree. We really need to get behind Sam next season, especially at Upton Park as good home form will be key to our avoiding relegation struggle.
I was delighted when he was appointed. I think we were lucky to get him at the time as he would surely have been snapped up by a premiership club eventually.
Well done Sam, as others have said turned the whole atmosphere of the club around and the purchase of Nolan was the master stroke.
Lets hope people cut him a bit of slack next season if things take a little time.
Big Sams Claret & Blue Army.
I really enjoyed the season. Got to a couple of away games and had a great time, not hard I suppose as they were both 4-0 thrashings.
Big thanks to Sam and the players for a very enjoyable season. (Which being West Ham, probably means next season is going to be a nightmare )
8/10 from me. Very good job in difficult circumstances. Tough place to come to after two unfair sackings. This will look good on his CV though. Think he is actually a better manager for the Premiership campaign. Possible downside is the chance he could be tempted by other ‘midlands’ opportunities in next few months.
In terms of results , absolutely correct , in terms of style , perhaps , although, despite a sticky spell I think we have been much better to watch in the second half of the season .
Of yesterdays starting XI , six of them have been signed in the Gold and Sullivan era, and four of those by Sam , so he has taken the best of the inherited squad and moulded a side together that has been good enough to win promotion at the first attempt , an achievement we have never previously managed .
That includes the side containing Dev, Parkes , Bonds, Alvin, STB and one or two other rather decent players .
So, in that context, absolutely full marks to Sam for doing what he was hired to do, and let's hope the Board back him in the transfer market with sufficent funds to enable him to put together a competitive squad .Three of the five on the Bench yesterday are on loan , and another is out of contract from the end of June .
The Manager has kept his side of the bargain and delivered promotion , the Board must support him now with appropriate funds .
Well done Sam what a great job! Put the pride back into our club at long last after having the likes of Zola and Grant! Thanks too especially for yesterday something that 40,000 of us won't forget in a hurry! Tough job next season but thats ages away!
Well done Big Sam, dont think ill call him Big Fat Sam anymore I think he deserves more respect than that now. I for one will eat humble pie as I will be the first to admit that I was one of those who slagged him off rotten mid-season and now he has proved me wrong. All credit to him, he changed the way we played and our tactics from when we went through that bad run of draws that ultimately cost us automatic promotion, he could see that the fans were getting restless with the 'hoof ball' up to cole and the five man midfield at home so he went more attacking and we began to score goals and grew in confidence. I hope we don't go back to the sort of football we were playing at the beginning of the season because premier league defenders will eat those long balls up for breakfast.Ive really started to enjoy West Ham play and the new West Ham's way ,Sam's way is hopefully here to stay. COYI
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