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It is interesting to see these days how Big Sam is keep looking for any potential defensive players to buy for Toon.
The way he develop the team is something different than any other Magpies past managers in the new era of Premier League. We have the Kevin Keegan era where attacking is the most priority, and while Keegan thought that attacking is the best way to defend, Sam has the other perspective of how to win the game.
Sam is said as quoted from other media, “The team that wins the league tends to have the most clean sheets. It's about more than creating goals in the Premier League, and keeping a clean sheet is important.”
“You always need that before you score. People perceive that as negative but it's not. It's the biggest part of being a free-flowing attacking team.”
Allardyce added: “If you do the right things in the right areas you end up nullifying the opposition and you become creative from there. If the front players know that the back players are doing well, the service becomes better.”
Maybe yes, maybe not.
As soon as Sam appointment as the new Toon manager, I have an email from one Bolton fan who said as he is rejoice of Sam is leaving the club. He rated Sam style of play as boring because he is tend to defend than to attack.
Well, in my own opinion, I have to say that I agree with Allardyce. We need to learn how Chelsea has won two Premier League title in a row. I see that Mourinho has the same style of play as Allardyce does. Chelsea is the team with great defensive side, and if you look at their goal statistic per game, you will see that they are rarely to score more than 2 goals per-game, but look at how many they a have cleansheet.
So I think, Big Sam has a good point about how he will build our team and I agree with him about making a good defensive side to support the attacking players, so they will only concentrate on how to create the goals and don't have to think of how they can help to defend.
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