Sam Allardyce – Mistreatment of Players

Sam Allardyce spoken about his deepest concerns about his experience and the mistreatment of players he witnessed during his playing days. Allardyce, if you haven’t known before, was playing for Bolton in his early days.


Newcastle United gaffer feels it’s good for him to let everyone knows about his reasons behind outbreak of tension this week over Michael Owen’s participation in England’ two European Championship qualifying fixtures in four days.

Sam was eager to point out his robust relationship with a national team’s head coach is far superior to none at all, which is for some of the foreign (manager) ones don’t care too much about.

Everyone wants to take benefits from the recovery of Michael Owen from groin surgery and has re-opened the conflict about priorities for some reason.

The demands of international football and the rights of clubs to protect their assets.

The Boss is concern about the fact that EMO will have started more matches for England (18, including B internationals) than for Newcastle (17) since signing for the club from Real Madrid in 2005.

Allardyce said as quote from TimesOnline "At least with your own countries, it’s quite nice to actually have a chat. It’s a bigger problem with the foreign managers than it is with England, that’s for certain."

His caution is based on Allardyce’s experience as a player.

Began his career with Bolton Wanderers as a centre-half in 1973, he is best remembered as part of the Bolton team which won the Second Division title in 1977-78 and secure promotion to the First Division.

Allardyce was later signed by Ken Knighton to play for macKem for whom he played 26 times during the 1980-81 season. He also played for Huddersfield Town, Coventry City, Millwall and Preston North End, whom he captained to promotion from the Fourth Division in 1986-87. His international career was played in the United States in the nascent North American Soccer League for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Suring his time as a player for Tampa Bay, Sam Allardyce learn to combine the many practices of American Football towards English Football in with regards to training, player management and tactics. These innovative ideas helped him progress when he starts to become a football manager.

Quoted more from Times, Allardyce is telling everyone about his past experience:

"My policy has always been never to risk a player’s health for one result and I wouldn’t do it under normal circumstances,"

"I’ve had that throughout my career because of all the abuse I saw. You hear all that rubbish about ’I used to go out and play with injuries because the manager told me to’, but we’re all crippled now, walking around with walking sticks all for a jab before a game of football."

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