Why West Ham Coach Sam Allardyce Deserves More Respect Than He Gets

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Why West Ham Coach Sam Allardyce Deserves More Respect Than He Gets
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You think you know Sam Allardyce, right? 

It's simple: Long ball pumped up to big striker who knocks it off to a teammate who scores. Bosh. 1-0.

Big Sam's teams are boring, prosaic, dirty and, basically, run around spoiling it for everyone else, right?

He's so old-fashioned he should be called Sam Allardinosaurus, right?

Well, no actually.

Sam Allardyce deserves far more respect than he ever seems to get.

And here's why.

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