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Kirby
23-05-2017, 08:11 PM
You came in and did the job you were asked to do.

Thank you for giving us plenty of notice and not walking away with a massive wedge in your pocket, unlike some.

You deserve a happy and healthy retirement. Just don't rock up at another club and relegate us later in the season.

All the best :)

andreworam69
23-05-2017, 08:14 PM
Can't imagine he can do that isn't he contracted for another 2 years???

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:14 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

Mr Palace
23-05-2017, 08:14 PM
Amen to that. Absolute class act. Gutted he's leaving but thanks for cleaning up a lot of Pardew's mess and making us a proper team again.

99percent
23-05-2017, 08:14 PM
Seconded

Mr Palace
23-05-2017, 08:15 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

Idiot.

ForzaPalace
23-05-2017, 08:15 PM
Thank you Sam

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:16 PM
Idiot!!!! I said this from day one.

arabian eagle
23-05-2017, 08:17 PM
Well played Sam. Thanks for keeping us and giving us time unlike others. Enjoy a rest.

octoboss
23-05-2017, 08:17 PM
You're an idiot from day 1 then!!

Danny boy
23-05-2017, 08:17 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

He did a brilliant job after the mess Pardew left behind.

Asagaya_Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:19 PM
Thank you Sam

TWELLSEagle
23-05-2017, 08:21 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

Very ungracious and quite ignorant

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:22 PM
Apparently not. We could and should have got a decent manager that has our interests at heart. Wouldn't be looking for a new manager now if we had.

SeanPalace84
23-05-2017, 08:22 PM
Spot on Kirby!

Thanks big Sam!

Dorking .Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:22 PM
Will never forget that Thrashing of Arsenal. Thank you and the best of health.

Bounce back
23-05-2017, 08:22 PM
Thanks for getting stuck in , good luck

TWELLSEagle
23-05-2017, 08:22 PM
Idiot!!!! I said this from day one.

And you're still bloody wrong.

JAS78
23-05-2017, 08:22 PM
Cheers for all the hard work Sam.

I reckon you'll be back in management in 12 months but I understand you've had enough of it for now. All the best

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:23 PM
Some people are easily fooled I'm afraid.

TWELLSEagle
23-05-2017, 08:23 PM
Apparently not. We could and should have got a decent manager that has our interests at heart. Wouldn't be looking for a new manager now if we had.

We would be in the championship

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-05-2017, 08:23 PM
Thanks Sam. You certainly turned us around this season and gave us 3 particularly stunning wins along the way :lux:

I'm gutted for us fans and the club - I fear it will be a big blow to some of the players who responded so well under your management. I also think the club was/is desperate for two or three years of stability but I have no argument with you or your decision.

alexcpfc
23-05-2017, 08:24 PM
Thank You Big Sam.

You have given us another season of Premiership football from a seemingly doomed position. You had the decency and class to give us the whole summer to find a replacement. Whoever that maybe will have big boots to fill.


Good luck and all the best with your retirement.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:24 PM
And you're still bloody wrong.
I'm not though am I. He's got his money and he's off.

Stigma
23-05-2017, 08:25 PM
Thanks for keeping us up :)

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:25 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

:jerkit:

Nostrils
23-05-2017, 08:25 PM
Apparently not. We could and should have got a decent manager that has our interests at heart. Wouldn't be looking for a new manager now if we had.

You can say all this shit on the other Allardyce thread, have some decency and do it on there.

Best of luck Sam, and thanks for getting us out of that deep, deep hole.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:25 PM
Idiot!!!! I said this from day one.

:jerkit:

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:26 PM
Apparently not. We could and should have got a decent manager that has our interests at heart. Wouldn't be looking for a new manager now if we had.

:jerkit:

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:26 PM
Some people are easily fooled I'm afraid.

:jerkit:

swirly007
23-05-2017, 08:27 PM
I was not a fan when he was appointed but he won me over, and then some. A classy, classy manager. Gutted he has gone as I truly believe he would've taken us to the next level.

Thank you Sam. At least he has left straight after the end of the season and given the board time to plan.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:27 PM
I'm not though am I. He's got his money and he's off.

:jerkit:

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:27 PM
We would be in the championship
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

Nostrils
23-05-2017, 08:28 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

WLYWLYAWYPWF you know what you need to do...

Jordan's Jacket
23-05-2017, 08:28 PM
I was looking forward to a season in the championship. So not a thank you from me

CPFC.1990
23-05-2017, 08:28 PM
So he's retired then?

Saw us as an opportunity for some rehabilitation. Kind of a way to show people he still had some ability after England but it looks clear from that statement that he didn't want to do any more.

I guess we were just used to repair a reputation in tatters. Fair enough, but why sign a contract for longer than this season? If we went down he would go and now he's stayed up he's still gone.

Need to look for a manager who is long term now and knows what they want. Don't want managers using us to say to people 'I told you so'.

Oh well, bye bye BFS, thanks for helping keeping us up. Shame we couldn't have known this after the Hull game so we could have started the search earlier.

in-exile
23-05-2017, 08:29 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.:jerkit:

Naboo
23-05-2017, 08:29 PM
He did a great job.. HOWEVER only 2 days ago he was talking about building for the future wasn't he? And he signed a 2.5 year contract 5 months ago didn't he? Retirement is not a decision you take overnight. Hence this is utter bullshit and not the reason he is leaving.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:30 PM
You can say all this shit on the other Allardyce thread, have some decency and do it on there.

Best of luck Sam, and thanks for getting us out of that deep, deep hole.
It's not shit, but that is actually fair enough. Not that Al was afforded that same decency.

eagleali
23-05-2017, 08:30 PM
GOOD STATEMENT. fair play big sam thanks for keeping us to play another season in the prem enjoy your rest.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:31 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

:jerkit:

Thefunkymonk
23-05-2017, 08:31 PM
Cheers sam. Warmed to you in the end, shame you are going

Nostrils
23-05-2017, 08:31 PM
He did a great job.. HOWEVER only 2 days ago he was talking about building for the future wasn't he? And he signed a 2.5 year contract 5 months ago didn't he? Retirement is not a decision you take overnight. Hence this is utter bullshit and not the reason he is leaving.

Why do people in high stress jobs take early retirement I wonder?

Nostrils
23-05-2017, 08:31 PM
:jerkit:

:p

CPFC.1990
23-05-2017, 08:32 PM
He did a great job.. HOWEVER only 2 days ago he was talking about building for the future wasn't he? And he signed a 2.5 year contract 5 months ago didn't he? Retirement is not a decision you take overnight. Hence this is utter bullshit and not the reason he is leaving.

I think this is what gets me.

After the Hull win he could have said that he had done what he wanted and now will pass it on to someone else.

Naboo
23-05-2017, 08:34 PM
Why do people in high stress jobs take early retirement I wonder?

And you think they make that decision in 2 days?

Mr Palace
23-05-2017, 08:35 PM
You're talking absolute shit. You know nothing about it. He did a brilliant job. Just gutted as I thought he was going to build something longer lasting.

Naboo
23-05-2017, 08:36 PM
If he was retiring at the end of this season then he would have known that when he took the job so why would you be talking about pre season etc and why wouldn't you sign a contract until the end of the season? It's total bollocks.

"I want to travel" Cue lucrative job offer from China

Chobham Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:37 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

I despair at the utter idiocy of some so-called Palace fans.

SKATE
23-05-2017, 08:37 PM
He did a great job.. HOWEVER only 2 days ago he was talking about building for the future wasn't he? And he signed a 2.5 year contract 5 months ago didn't he? Retirement is not a decision you take overnight. Hence this is utter bullshit and not the reason he is leaving.


Don't underestimate the power of his Mrs!

JAS78
23-05-2017, 08:38 PM
If he was retiring at the end of this season then he would have known that when he took the job so why would you be talking about pre season etc and why wouldn't you sign a contract until the end of the season? It's total bollocks.

"I want to travel" Cue lucrative job offer from China

If he goes to China then it's clear he has retired

jj62255
23-05-2017, 08:38 PM
It's not shit, but that is actually fair enough. Not that Al was afforded that same decency.

No Alan! You won't get it this time!

Goat Weed
23-05-2017, 08:38 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

https://i.gyazo.com/591e026bf28f998b0ad8e9c620f962c5.gif

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:38 PM
You're talking absolute shit. You know nothing about it. He did a brilliant job. Just gutted as I thought he was going to build something longer lasting.
Then you are the fool not me.

Excowboy
23-05-2017, 08:40 PM
Was the perfect man for the job, and showed us what we were missing in terms of backroom staff and professionalism.

Let's hope we stick with the professionalism and combine with a recruitment strategy that's a bit more sustainable in the long term.

Goat Weed
23-05-2017, 08:40 PM
Then you are the fool not me.

https://i.gyazo.com/591e026bf28f998b0ad8e9c620f962c5.gif

red&blue_moomin
23-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Not distraught that he's chosen to retire. Kept us up got some of players performing again and hugely bolstered the back room staff. So done what was needed with some very good results.

At least he's done it properly unlike Pulis. Better get Silva on the phone pdq then.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:41 PM
All water off a duck's back lads, I couldn't be happier tonight.

dilem
23-05-2017, 08:42 PM
Cheers Sam.
Provided some of the best games in recent history.
Bloke.

davemorris04
23-05-2017, 08:42 PM
Thanks Sam, with the mess you inherited you did a great job. The fans appreciate all you did, in a short space of time, signing some proper players and some proper coaches.

Goat Weed
23-05-2017, 08:43 PM
All water off a duck's back lads, I couldn't be happier tonight.

I hope Pards pays you well and that you haven't caught anything nasty.

eagleforlife
23-05-2017, 08:43 PM
Thank you Sam and happy retirement.

Nostrils
23-05-2017, 08:44 PM
And you think they make that decision in 2 days?

If there was some kind of scare or gp check up, who knows? He's in his 60's and called Big Sam for a reason. Not everything is a conspiracy.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 08:44 PM
Thanks Sam, with the mess you inherited you did a great job. The fans appreciate all you did, in a short space of time, signing some proper players and some proper coaches.
Yep, amazing what 40 million quid can do.

Mr Palace
23-05-2017, 08:44 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

Haha! You really are clueless.

modernsouler
23-05-2017, 08:44 PM
He had a heart operation in 2009.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/heart-operation-sidelines-allardyce-1825447.html

Naboo
23-05-2017, 08:45 PM
May I remind everyone that Marco Silva has 1 premier league relegation on his CV. They lost crunch games at home to bloody Sunderland and then conceded 4-0 to us in the biggest game of their season. If his name was Dave Smith no one would want to know!

AJ
23-05-2017, 08:45 PM
Thanks Sam, i never really liked you, but you turned me around. A proper manager and a shame you cannot stay around to move us on.

maestro
23-05-2017, 08:45 PM
Massive respect for the job that he did

Feel though he could have seen out another year, also feel sorry for his staff he dragged along.

Goat Weed
23-05-2017, 08:45 PM
Yep, amazing what 40 million quid can do.
Amazing what you'll do for far less.

Naboo
23-05-2017, 08:50 PM
If there was some kind of scare or gp check up, who knows? He's in his 60's and called Big Sam for a reason. Not everything is a conspiracy.

Fair enough.. maybe I'm more sceptical than you. For the record he did an exceptional job and I didn't want or expect him to leave hence the shock. I was looking forward to a summer without disarray and a steady season of progress.
I still feel there is more to this than his statement would suggest and no i don't blame Parish.. i fully expect to see Big SAm in management again

dowieslovechild
23-05-2017, 08:52 PM
Thank you for sweeping the chairman's favourite pet's shit up 'Trigger'. Sadly you fell a long way short of receiving the long service and loyalty medal.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:53 PM
Then you are the fool not me.

:jerkit:

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:54 PM
All water off a duck's back lads, I couldn't be happier tonight.

:jerkit:

elgrande
23-05-2017, 08:54 PM
Some people are easily fooled I'm afraid.

And some people are just twats

WLYWLYAWYPWF
23-05-2017, 08:54 PM
Yep, amazing what 40 million quid can do.

:jerkit:

Mr Palace
23-05-2017, 08:56 PM
Then you are the fool not me.

Of course you don't care either way - you're not a fan, are you? Just enjoying winding people up.

eaglebhoy
23-05-2017, 08:57 PM
Thanks absolutely but a bit stunned and shocked, was certain he'd be about for another full season minimum. Bah !

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:00 PM
Of course you don't care either way - you're not a fan, are you? Just enjoying winding people up.
You have nothing to base that comment on and actually couldn't be more wrong.

PeterH
23-05-2017, 09:00 PM
Gutted TBH.

Thanks Sam. All the best.

Mr Palace
23-05-2017, 09:01 PM
You have nothing to base that comment on and actually couldn't be more wrong.

Ok, enjoy your moment. God knows why you are happy the best manager we've had in years has gone but that's your call I guess.

Seanee Pawnee
23-05-2017, 09:01 PM
You are the reason we are still int prem. thank you
Happy retirement, you've earned it.

JDawg
23-05-2017, 09:01 PM
Just gives you a view on how stressful the second half of the season must have been and points to the mess that needed to be fixed.

Catford Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:02 PM
Yep, amazing what 40 million quid can do.

Yes, isn't it? If you're a proper football manager. Didn't work for Pardew, for example.

New LP
23-05-2017, 09:03 PM
Then you are the fool not me.


Keep burying your head in the sand.

RobertCPFC
23-05-2017, 09:05 PM
Thanks for keeping us up.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:05 PM
Ok, enjoy your moment. God knows why you are happy the best manager we've had in years has gone but that's your call I guess.
Because good, bad or indifferent, if they aren't commited there's no way forward.

dowieslovechild
23-05-2017, 09:06 PM
Thank you for sweeping the chairman's favourite pet's shit up 'Trigger'. Sadly you fell a long way short of receiving the long service and loyalty medal.

Santos-er
23-05-2017, 09:07 PM
I was not impressed with us getting him (to put it mildly!). He did the job that he was expected to - after all, we weren't even in the relegation zone when he came in. What perhaps wasn't expected was the shocking first few matches, the realisation that our squad was shallower than the shallow end of a drained swimming pool - then the subsequent fantastic results against top six sides that ultimately kept us up.

So thank you BFS for beating the runaway champions on their own turf, pissing off the scousers yet again - and finally doing the Arse (and in some style). Thanks you also for getting Luka, Schluppy and Van Aanholt (and giving us Sakho for a couple of months). The squad is in better shape than it was before he was appointed, even if it still needs work.

Danny boy
23-05-2017, 09:07 PM
I think this is what gets me.

After the Hull win he could have said that he had done what he wanted and now will pass it on to someone else.

Thought you would be pleased as apparently the only reason he has kept two teams up was because of Sakho and Defoe.

Cpfc72-MB
23-05-2017, 09:08 PM
All the best. Always welcome

strolling bones
23-05-2017, 09:08 PM
He never had us in mind long term. Saw an easy two million quid for five months work and almost messed it up. Glad he's gone.

Twat ..Clueless moronic bellend ..

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:09 PM
Yes, isn't it? If you're a proper football manager. Didn't work for Pardew, for example.
I'm sure he would have loved to have had that to spend without having to sell the likes of Bolasie and Gayle but that's not an argument for this particular thread.

orp pisshead1
23-05-2017, 09:14 PM
May I remind everyone that Marco Silva has 1 premier league relegation on his CV. They lost crunch games at home to bloody Sunderland and then conceded 4-0 to us in the biggest game of their season. If his name was Dave Smith no one would want to know!

100% spot on, get the Fulham manager in:p

Catford Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:14 PM
I'm sure he would have loved to have had that to spend without having to sell the likes of Bolasie and Gayle but that's not an argument for this particular thread.

Let's face it mate. He bought good players using a significant amount of money but was not competent enough to get them playing. He could have spent 40m in January and would still have taken us down.

davemorris04
23-05-2017, 09:23 PM
I'm sure he would have loved to have had that to spend without having to sell the likes of Bolasie and Gayle but that's not an argument for this particular thread.

You are a ******* idiot. That clown Pardew would have blown it on more shit players. This is the man who signed Ameobi, Sanogo, Mutch, Adebayor, Bamford and Sako.

CPFC31
23-05-2017, 09:28 PM
Ok lets just recap:

Left Because of the tax scandel and will get exposed shortly..
Left Because he wants to 'retire' Because of his health and his family..
Left Because lack of transfer funds/assurances over transfers..
Left Because Parish signed Delaney up on a new contract..
Left Because he clashed with Parish/Indifferences in direction..

Take your pick.

NorthPalace23
23-05-2017, 09:29 PM
Cheers Allardycio!

Please don't manage anyone else though!

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:30 PM
You are a ******* idiot. That clown Pardew would have blown it on more shit players. This is the man who signed Ameobi, Sanogo, Mutch, Adebayor, Bamford and Sako.
But didn't walk out on us despite only being given sufficient funds for the dross you've quoted. Do you think he wanted Sanago, Ameobi or Adebayor?

griggs
23-05-2017, 09:31 PM
Thank you Sam. Enjoy your retirement.

davemorris04
23-05-2017, 09:39 PM
But didn't walk out on us despite only being given sufficient funds for the dross you've quoted. Do you think he wanted Sanago, Ameobi or Adebayor?

True but if we hadn't sacked him we'd now be in the Championship.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:40 PM
Maybe, maybe not. Won't ever know.

JackTheBiscuit
23-05-2017, 09:43 PM
I'm sure he would have loved to have had that to spend without having to sell the likes of Bolasie and Gayle but that's not an argument for this particular thread.

Pardew's net spend was 40m in the last two summer windows

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:50 PM
Do you mean across both, so 20m on average per window, which frankly is very little these days. Certainly didn't spent 40m net last summer.

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 09:51 PM
Or in any other window.

JackTheBiscuit
23-05-2017, 10:00 PM
The reason we had to overspend in january was the mess that tosser got us into. He had plenty of money and time and ****ed it. Sam got us out of it with some astute signings, putting in place a proper/professional backroom staff and getting the Pardew big money signings like townsend, cabaye and tomkins playing again

eagles #1
23-05-2017, 10:02 PM
Thank you?! ******* hell.

Fella was probably paid about 5m with bonuses for 5 months work. He should be thanking us FFS. :D

steve hail
23-05-2017, 10:02 PM
Respect to SA. People who believe Palace would have avoided relegation without the change in the manager are deluded, in my opinion. We were on our way down, and likely to have finished bottom. Crystal Palace Football Club will forever be in debt to Sam.

Happy Arthur
23-05-2017, 10:05 PM
Thanks big Sam.

I think people have got the wrong end of the stick thinking he has retired tho.

mrgins
23-05-2017, 10:07 PM
Thank you?! ******* hell.

Fella was probably paid about 5m with bonuses for 5 months work. He should be thanking us FFS. :D

The cost of relegation is more.it's not your money, why should you care

Martin H
23-05-2017, 10:09 PM
Can't imagine he can do that isn't he contracted for another 2 years???

Nope, there was a break clause for this summer. Unless there is another clause that he can't work anywhere else despite that clause but he would be a bit crazy to sign that and if it was in there we would almost certainly have to keep paying him wouldn't we? :(

RON GADD
23-05-2017, 10:19 PM
My thanks as well, I don't think we would have stayed up if he hadn't come in.

One question though what happens now to the extensive backroom staff he put in place?

M3 Eagle
23-05-2017, 10:22 PM
The reason we had to overspend in january was the mess that tosser got us into. He had plenty of money and time and ****ed it. Sam got us out of it with some astute signings, putting in place a proper/professional backroom staff and getting the Pardew big money signings like townsend, cabaye and tomkins playing again
I've seen that a lot on here, however my argument is that Swansea were in an even bigger mess and stayed up as comfortably as we did without spending anything like as much. People calling Pardew a tosser ought to reflect on the fact that he's the one manager in recent times, warnock aside, who hasn't walked out on us. Also, in terms of an overall premier league record, there's very little in it between him and Allardyce.

Nigelbrag
23-05-2017, 10:29 PM
Are we cursed when it comes to managers? I have given up counting the number we have had in the past 5 years.

adrenalin john
23-05-2017, 10:45 PM
I have never been a fan of BFS. He made a lot of mistakes with Palace but ultimately he turned it round and kept us up.

He has restored his reputation and leaves us in far better position than he found us. Win win for all parties.

If he wants to retire then he goes with my thanks and respect for calling it as soon as the season was over.

He looked terrible, on the verge of serious illness, in some of those earlier press conferences. He may well have taken the absolutely the right decision for him, his family and Palace.

Of course if he turns up at Brighton in October...

Selhurst Celtic
23-05-2017, 11:31 PM
You came in and did the job you were asked to do.

Thank you for giving us plenty of notice and not walking away with a massive wedge in your pocket, unlike some.

You deserve a happy and healthy retirement. Just don't rock up at another club and relegate us later in the season.

All the best :)

I don't think he reads the BBS you cock smoking digit.

macstar
23-05-2017, 11:57 PM
Thanks to Sam. Done what he was paid to do, with memorable days at Bournemouth, Liverpool, Chelsea and at home to Hull.....add to that a couple of great signings.!!

Kirby
24-05-2017, 12:01 AM
I don't think he reads the BBS you cock smoking digit.

Stop drinking SC.

west country boy
24-05-2017, 12:04 AM
I think he's getting you mixed up with Trilby.

Oli28
24-05-2017, 12:06 AM
Thank you?! ******* hell.

Fella was probably paid about 5m with bonuses for 5 months work. He should be thanking us FFS. :D
On the money. Jesus, imagine if he'd taken this squad down. Keeping us up was bare minimum and I bet he was paid a fortune.

Good Shipp
24-05-2017, 12:24 AM
Thank you Sam for saving our club from relegation this season. From Swansea away I was crying out for Sam and was delighted when he took the job. It was like 'Daddy's home, everything will be alright now.' I know he didn't hit the ground running but the slow start to his reign, in my opinion, is only proof that the club was doomed under Pardew and likely doomed under nearly any other potential manager. Really disappointed to see him leave as the chances of us getting someone as good are slim to none and we now enter yet another period of uncertainty. However I fully understand if he wants to retire and in fact it actually shows the substance of this great man. Football is only a game at the end of the day and there is more to life for him to enjoy now.

danpalace07
24-05-2017, 01:38 AM
Gave us our Palace back.

Thanks Large Samuel

audreytatou
24-05-2017, 02:08 AM
Good luck Sam and thanks:) there is more to life than football and i'm happy that you've realized that. Have fun with your life and yer family big lad!

cybais
24-05-2017, 02:45 AM
Thanks Sam, I can't express how grateful I am that you kept us in the Prems.

JFIVienna
24-05-2017, 02:52 AM
There is no mention of him "retiring" anywhere in his statement.

Pubface
24-05-2017, 06:08 AM
There is no mention of him "retiring" anywhere in his statement.

This is what worries me. Can't help but think he will be back again. Hope there is a clause in his contract.

Cleon
24-05-2017, 06:44 AM
Firstly, BFS was exactly the right manager we needed this season, and we should all be grateful that he was able to pull the aeroplane up before it hit the mountain it was headed towards.

Sadly I don't think the work is done to be honest, we needed Sam to stay for another season to set us on the right path, but if we take him at his word that he wanted to go out on a high then fair enough. His drive may have gone - what more has he got to aim at in English football?

At least he made the decision now, and we have the time to take what is an absolutely critical decision which will determine the direction of the club next season and beyond.

Thanks for the hard work over the past five months Sam, wish it could have been longer.

RednBlue
24-05-2017, 06:45 AM
Thanks Big Sam. Did a big job for us which is much appreciated.:lux:

CPFC 1949
24-05-2017, 06:58 AM
Thanks, you saved us so we can move up to the next level.

Oh, haven't I heard that before,

Yes, quite a few times actually.

JackTheBiscuit
24-05-2017, 07:05 AM
I've seen that a lot on here, however my argument is that Swansea were in an even bigger mess and stayed up as comfortably as we did without spending anything like as much. People calling Pardew a tosser ought to reflect on the fact that he's the one manager in recent times, warnock aside, who hasn't walked out on us. Also, in terms of an overall premier league record, there's very little in it between him and Allardyce.

Oh that old chestnut. Big Sam - never been relegated despite three times taking over teams in a mess during the season (on top of turning Bolton from a mediocre championship team to European regulars). Pardew - relegated with Charlton and sacked by West Ham and Palace before he took both teams down after record breaking losing streaks. He's had three very good years followed by utter gash.

Yes, Clement did a great job at Swansea, but he also spent 20m in the window and didn't inherit a team that was mentally ****ed by twelve months of losing or physically unfit to compete for 90 minutes. Bradley had only been there a couple of months to do damage.

Anyway, thanks Sam for making our club professional again.

DocSavage
24-05-2017, 08:47 AM
Thanks Sam

Think again?

Danny boy
24-05-2017, 08:50 AM
On the money. Jesus, imagine if he'd taken this squad down. Keeping us up was bare minimum and I bet he was paid a fortune.

We have a decent team but lets not kid ourselves we have at least 3-4 players like Hennessey who are not good enough. The team was clearly unfit when he came in as well and had no organisation whatsoever.

I don't understand why people try to discredit the job he done.

Essexeagle
24-05-2017, 10:09 AM
This is what worries me. Can't help but think he will be back again. Hope there is a clause in his contract.

The Telegraph story says there is a clause that if he takes another job within the next two years he has to pay us a huge sum in compensation. If true, and if he had intentions of getting back on the horse quickly, he'd never have agreed to that.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
24-05-2017, 10:14 AM
The Telegraph story says there is a clause that if he takes another job within the next two years he has to pay us a huge sum in compensation. If true, and if he had intentions of getting back on the horse quickly, he'd never have agreed to that.

I doubt 'he' would pay it back in reality. It would simply be tacked on to his signing on deal and paid to us. Whatever it is I'm sure would be peanuts to the Chinese!

davo
24-05-2017, 10:17 AM
So happy with what big sam did for us... I think little sam had a lot do do with our turn around... any sign that he is staying??

Essexeagle
24-05-2017, 10:21 AM
I doubt 'he' would pay it back in reality. It would simply be tacked on to his signing on deal and paid to us. Whatever it is I'm sure would be peanuts to the Chinese!

It strikes me as odd as to why he'd sign such a clause in the first place if he had intentions to break it? He could have just resigned and left it at that?

On the topic of the thread. Thanks Big Sam. You came in and turned around a sinking ship. The comments from the players after Pardew left showed us what a mess we were in. Thank you for giving a talented squad the professional organisation and tactical nous it needed to stay up. Thank you for being one of the only teams to beat Chelsea at home. Thank you for the Arsenal game. And thank you for walking away (for whatever reason) with as much notice as possible.

Kylie_Tracey
24-05-2017, 10:26 AM
a thanks from me Big Sam, I was one who wasn't too sure at the outset but you produced a minor miracle keeping us up and good luck

CommercialStone
24-05-2017, 10:33 AM
I think we should have kept him on contract for the 2 years, to be called upon for 2 months at the end of each season.

orpingtoneagle
24-05-2017, 10:37 AM
Thanks BFS

massively dissapointed that you have quite.

Please dont rock up somewhere having given your reasons for going....other than as a pundit on Sky or BT sport !!

libran
24-05-2017, 11:06 AM
Mixed feelings on this.

He did the job he was asked to do, but it was clear he was never in it for the long run. The role was to boost his image and receive a paycheck - we paid, he delivered.

I don't think he 'worked miracles' as that squad was far too strong to be down there. We had really contrasting performances. A great win at Chelsea, followed by lackluster, worrying shows against Burnley and Spurs. All in all you'd have to say he got the team to where it should be though.

It's hard to feel anything warmer than that for the man who's now our eighth manager in eight years.

Dj 784
24-05-2017, 11:11 AM
Thank you Big Sam for keeping us up.
Thank you for the wins against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Thank you your January signings.
Thank you for leaving now and not waiting til just before the start of next season.

OllieBurnley8
24-05-2017, 12:31 PM
Aside from this idea of retirement seeming like a cover-up, why should we thank someone who has openly said he took the Palace job to rebuild his reputation. Sod your rep, it's not about you. That reputation is of your own making.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
24-05-2017, 01:15 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

:jerkit::

Vince Hilaire's Afro
24-05-2017, 01:19 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

******* Churchill, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Six years. SIX ******* YEARS TO END THE NAZI MENACE IN EUROPE. El Alamein. HOW ****INGLONG DID WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR EL ALAMEIN?

costello
24-05-2017, 02:15 PM
I would be absolutely astonished if BFS has genuinely retired from the game. He is still in career-rebuilding mode and the "spend-time-with-my-family-and-travel" line is good PR. If I was Parish I would feel terribly let down. The guy didn't need to sign a 2.5 year contract.

old geezer
24-05-2017, 03:13 PM
I would be absolutely astonished if BFS has genuinely retired from the game. He is still in career-rebuilding mode and the "spend-time-with-my-family-and-travel" line is good PR. If I was Parish I would feel terribly let down. The guy didn't need to sign a 2.5 year contract.

I expect the truth is something like
1. There was a break clause in the contract that could be exercised by either party at the end of the season and Sam has done that
2. I expect him to take a retirement style break now
3. I would not be surprised to see him brought in to fire fight somewhere else again around the end of the year
4. We should thank him for keeping us up and move on.
5. I would like to see us appoint one of Silva, Dyche, Warburton or Mancini

Malarkey
24-05-2017, 03:15 PM
Thank you Sam.

Nix
24-05-2017, 03:27 PM
I'd be more inclined to thank Sam if he had just told Parish he was going a month ago. Informing him at a meeting over transfers for next season is taking the piss and a story I find very hard to swallow.

Danny boy
24-05-2017, 03:43 PM
I'd be more inclined to thank Sam if he had just told Parish he was going a month ago. Informing him at a meeting over transfers for next season is taking the piss and a story I find very hard to swallow.

Would it really be good timing to announce that when we were deep in a relegation battle? No doubt people would have said he wasn't up to the fight if we lost a couple of games.

thereichstuff
24-05-2017, 03:51 PM
I'd be more inclined to thank Sam if he had just told Parish he was going a month ago. Informing him at a meeting over transfers for next season is taking the piss and a story I find very hard to swallow.

He might have . We don't know all the facts .

cantspell
24-05-2017, 04:19 PM
Thanks Sam we were in a ness and would have gone down - the team was knackered after 60 mins in matches before he came in and defensively we were a shambles.

El Aguila
24-05-2017, 04:22 PM
I can't think of a more graceful way to leave - surprisingly light on his feet for a big man.

Well played, Big Sam.

ExiledStirling
24-05-2017, 04:25 PM
Sometimes you fail to appreciate how good a manager is until they manage your club (or bad for that matter).

Big Sam did a fantastic job. The January transfer window was an 11 out of 10 for him.

Massive shame he has quit but all the best for his future.

Beneaglee
24-05-2017, 04:28 PM
Felt like he was the guy to take us forward , but respect for the job he has done and leaving when he did.

4 cryingOutloud
24-05-2017, 04:41 PM
I still don't understand why he was going on last week about us playing his former side Limerick and that he would be looking at some continental opposition for pre-season. Why would he do that?

Nix
24-05-2017, 05:00 PM
Would it really be good timing to announce that when we were deep in a relegation battle? No doubt people would have said he wasn't up to the fight if we lost a couple of games.

I wouldn't expect him to announce it. Just tell Parish privately. I don't really believe a word of it anyway.

SE5eagle
24-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Allardyce Lost

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_je4aszGXytc/S8OnIk7PjjI/AAAAAAAAADk/dPn9sMp6H_8/s1600/Paradise_Lost_12.jpg

davemorris04
24-05-2017, 05:17 PM
He was the only one capable of keeping us up? No, it was an easy task which he made difficult by taking so long to win a game.

And yet he won 8 out of 21 games. Pardew masterminded 6 wins in his last 38.

Se9 eagles
24-05-2017, 05:22 PM
******* Churchill, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Six years. SIX ******* YEARS TO END THE NAZI MENACE IN EUROPE. El Alamein. HOW ****INGLONG DID WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR EL ALAMEIN?

As Churchill said after the battle'This is not the end.It is not even the beginning of the end.But it may be the end of the beginning'.Not sure what that's got to do with Palace but you can always bore your mates in the pub with that one:S:!

Vince Hilaire's Afro
25-05-2017, 12:57 AM
I still don't understand why he was going on last week about us playing his former side Limerick and that he would be looking at some continental opposition for pre-season. Why would he do that?

Perverse pleasure?

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 06:06 AM
And yet he won 8 out of 21 games. Pardew masterminded 6 wins in his last 38.
But that's exactly the point! We won 8 league games after Pardew left and that takes into account failure to win any of the first five, so how hard a task was staying up really? Clearly far from the impossible task a lot of people said it was particularly when you look at how awful Sunderland and boro were. Us staying up wasn't some Allardyce inspired miracle, it was the least we could and should have expected with the squad he had when he came in plus 40m quid to spend.

Lewarse
25-05-2017, 06:18 PM
Thanks Big Sam. Was happy to see you arrive, sad to see you go. Another year in the PL :)

Mr Palace
25-05-2017, 06:24 PM
But that's exactly the point! We won 8 league games after Pardew left and that takes into account failure to win any of the first five, so how hard a task was staying up really? Clearly far from the impossible task a lot of people said it was particularly when you look at how awful Sunderland and boro were. Us staying up wasn't some Allardyce inspired miracle, it was the least we could and should have expected with the squad he had when he came in plus 40m quid to spend.

You continue to talk absolute shit. Impressive persistence.

Old Bill
25-05-2017, 06:31 PM
But that's exactly the point! We won 8 league games after Pardew left and that takes into account failure to win any of the first five, so how hard a task was staying up really? Clearly far from the impossible task a lot of people said it was particularly when you look at how awful Sunderland and boro were. Us staying up wasn't some Allardyce inspired miracle, it was the least we could and should have expected with the squad he had when he came in plus 40m quid to spend.
I don't agree with this at all. Other teams had worked out where we were weak (in defence) and we had become easy to beat. Allardyce stopped that, after a while and after spending a good deal of money. I think we would have gone down if we had stuck with Pardew.

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 07:32 PM
We might have done Old Bill, but that isn't to say it needed a genius to come in and rectify the problem. I really don't think it was that complicated and believe most half competent managers could have done the job, especially given the sort of money SA was allowed. Silva for one would have done I think, he almost saved Hull who had a much weaker squad.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
25-05-2017, 07:39 PM
As Churchill said after the battle'This is not the end.It is not even the beginning of the end.But it may be the end of the beginning'.Not sure what that's got to do with Palace but you can always bore your mates in the pub with that one:S:!

He also got annoyed when Iain Dowie accused him of being drunk

Vince Hilaire's Afro
25-05-2017, 07:43 PM
But that's exactly the point! We won 8 league games after Pardew left and that takes into account failure to win any of the first five, so how hard a task was staying up really? Clearly far from the impossible task a lot of people said it was particularly when you look at how awful Sunderland and boro were. Us staying up wasn't some Allardyce inspired miracle, it was the least we could and should have expected with the squad he had when he came in plus 40m quid to spend.

I think you have to ask yourself why we were still losing to shit teams shortly after Pardew left, but then a few weeks down the line, beating Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. Then you might understand that, for all the talent in the squad, there was more to Allardyce's achievement than simply turning up and switching on a few buttons

danpalace07
25-05-2017, 09:30 PM
But that's exactly the point! We won 8 league games after Pardew left and that takes into account failure to win any of the first five, so how hard a task was staying up really? Clearly far from the impossible task a lot of people said it was particularly when you look at how awful Sunderland and boro were. Us staying up wasn't some Allardyce inspired miracle, it was the least we could and should have expected with the squad he had when he came in plus 40m quid to spend.

imagine understanding football this little :clown:

Goat Weed
25-05-2017, 09:34 PM
We might have done Old Bill, but that isn't to say it needed a genius to come in and rectify the problem. I really don't think it was that complicated and believe most half competent managers could have done the job, especially given the sort of money SA was allowed. Silva for one would have done I think, he almost saved Hull who had a much weaker squad.

:jerkit:

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 09:34 PM
Well, if you don't get it by now danpalace you probably never will.

danpalace07
25-05-2017, 10:11 PM
Well, if you don't get it by now danpalace you probably never will.

I'm not the one who didn't want Pardew to stay

Chris B
25-05-2017, 10:23 PM
I'm not the one who didn't want Pardew to stay

I don't think this is what you mean. There are two negatives in this sentence and it actually says you wanted Pardew to stay.

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 10:24 PM
Neither am I!

curly c.p.f.c
25-05-2017, 10:25 PM
Well, if you don't get it by now danpalace you probably never will.

You are clearly either a seaweed or clueless, probably both? :wallbash:

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 10:27 PM
Why? Simply because I don't think SA had a hard task keeping us up?

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 10:30 PM
Anyone wanting Sammy Lee in charge of Palace is far more likely to be weed!

curly c.p.f.c
25-05-2017, 10:34 PM
Tongue in cheek, though prefer him to your option.

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 10:41 PM
I just want someone that believes in Palace and wants to stay long enough to create something good with us. What I'd really like is that whoever gets the job brings Jedi back as a coach so that he can do his badges and be the next one in waiting.

Oli28
25-05-2017, 10:42 PM
I just want someone that believes in Palace and wants to stay long enough to create something good with us.
Until they get sacked for winning about 4 games in an entire year

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 10:49 PM
Anyone that gets us to a FA Cup final and keeps us out of the bottom 3 is fine by me.

CP-RJW
25-05-2017, 10:52 PM
I just want someone that believes in Palace and wants to stay long enough to create something good with us. What I'd really like is that whoever gets the job brings Jedi back as a coach so that he can do his badges and be the next one in waiting.
By "believes in Palace," do you mean a connection to Palace? Think you may be out of luck there, not exactly an impressive pool of talent to pick from.

Chris B
25-05-2017, 10:52 PM
Anyone that gets us to a FA Cup final and keeps us out of the bottom 3 is fine by me.

If he can get us to 10th in the league, even better!

M3 Eagle
25-05-2017, 11:05 PM
Not necessarily a connection to Palace, but someone who will absolutely love being our manager

WashDCEagle
26-05-2017, 03:00 AM
Football has been called "the beautiful game" by many people. Once in a while, it is played beautifully on the pitch, but for me, that term applies because it shows us a lot about the world around us. One element of that is the story of redemption. Such is the case of Big Sam Allardyce. It brought me a lot of joy to hear him say, "I could leave with my head held high." Well Sam, I'm grateful we were the club you could find that opportunity and that you worked as though you really enjoyed your time with us, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, thank you.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
26-05-2017, 05:47 AM
Not necessarily a connection to Palace, but someone who will absolutely love being our manager

That's interesting because the coach of a kids' school team would probably absolutely love to be our manager, but a coach who's just won the Champions League, whilst not in love with managing us might be willing to do a thoroughly committed and professional job if paid to do so.

Which one do we go for?

Vince Hilaire's Afro
26-05-2017, 05:57 AM
Football has been called "the beautiful game" by many people. Once in a while, it is played beautifully on the pitch, but for me, that term applies because it shows us a lot about the world around us. One element of that is the story of redemption. Such is the case of Big Sam Allardyce. It brought me a lot of joy to hear him say, "I could leave with my head held high." Well Sam, I'm grateful we were the club you could find that opportunity and that you worked as though you really enjoyed your time with us, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, thank you.

That's pretty deep, and of course not the first time we've seen such life changing events at Palace. Iain Dowie of course led his family, Moses-like, through the desert of SE25 so that they could find a peaceful and tolerant land where they and their descendants could settle - Charlton.

Then of course, seemingly the whole of the music industry got together when they heard of DF's plight that precipitated his departure from the club:

cIxj7Ew_99w

Palace Dan
26-05-2017, 06:20 AM
Thank you Sam for being as good as your word and reputation in keeping us up. Thank you for Arsenal 3-0. Thank you for re-igniting many of the players. Thank you for finding your redemption at Palace. You deserve a time to reflect on family and what really matters in life. Good for you for finding your dignity and self respect again. Thank you... COYP!

Spender
26-05-2017, 06:28 AM
Thank you Big Sam . Wish that you had stayed on and built a Legacy at CPFC but will always be grateful for your efforts to deliver Premiership status for another Season and lift the Club status and Morale following a shambolic final year under Alan Pardew . Respect to you and your team . Really sorry to see you go , which says it all [emoji106]

Spender
26-05-2017, 06:30 AM
Those wins against Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will live long in the Memory and your transfer dealings have left us a better team [emoji106]

Spender
26-05-2017, 06:31 AM
Is there a way of making sure that Sam sees this thread ? Would be a nice touch [emoji106]

New LP
26-05-2017, 06:32 AM
I just want someone that believes in Palace and wants to stay long enough to create something good with us. What I'd really like is that whoever gets the job brings Jedi back as a coach so that he can do his badges and be the next one in waiting.


I'd like the new manager to bring in his own backroom team to do the best job possible. Like Sam did.

Not bring in people without coaching badges because they were popular ex players.

M3 Eagle
26-05-2017, 07:30 AM
That's interesting because the coach of a kids' school team would probably absolutely love to be our manager, but a coach who's just won the Champions League, whilst not in love with managing us might be willing to do a thoroughly committed and professional job if paid to do so.

Which one do we go for?
Well that's just the sort of short-term quick fix view of things I don't want.

M3 Eagle
26-05-2017, 07:32 AM
I'd give exactly the same reply to New LP's post too.

M3 Eagle
26-05-2017, 07:43 AM
Those wins against Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will live long in the Memory and your transfer dealings have left us a better team [emoji106]
And yet Pardew's wins at Liverpool and Chelsea and against Man City and Spurs seem to have been forgotten. Again, someone who's walked out on the club after less than a season, same as Pulis, being more highly regarded than a bloke that also kept us up but wanted to be here and take us to great things. As I've said, AP would have been better off quiting after half a season, he'd have been hailed as a hero.

Mr Palace
26-05-2017, 08:06 AM
Anyone that gets us to a FA Cup final and keeps us out of the bottom 3 is fine by me.

You were content with Pardew?

Madness.

M3 Eagle
26-05-2017, 08:09 AM
I'm sure you know by now that yes I was.

chandlem68
26-05-2017, 08:12 AM
And yet Pardew's wins at Liverpool and Chelsea and against Man City and Spurs seem to have been forgotten. Again, someone who's walked out on the club after less than a season, same as Pulis, being more highly regarded than a bloke that also kept us up but wanted to be here and take us to great things. As I've said, AP would have been better off quiting after half a season, he'd have been hailed as a hero.


We all accept Pardew had a good first 12 months. And that everyone really wanted him to succeed. But every balanced fan knows Pardew ****ed it up from January 2017 and that he had to go.

Move on and stop trying to argue the unarguable about Pardew.

CharlieCPFC
26-05-2017, 08:13 AM
I'm sure you know by now that yes I was.

Nutter :D

Mr Palace
26-05-2017, 08:16 AM
There's no helping you M3 Eagle.

New LP
26-05-2017, 09:54 AM
You were content with Pardew?



Madness.


There's a section of our fanbase who would have accepted relegation under Pardew rather than admitting they are wrong.

Mr Palace
26-05-2017, 10:06 AM
There's a section of our fanbase who would have accepted relegation under Pardew rather than admitting they are wrong.

It appears that way. How bizarre. I will never get what Pardew did to deserve such adulation. I remember him as a player - very average - and he was very average as a manager. He would have ruined 5-6 years of hard work.

libran
26-05-2017, 10:26 AM
There's a section of our fanbase who would have accepted relegation under Pardew rather than admitting they are wrong.

You're criticising a section of the fansbase for backing the team when they needed it the most? V bizarre.

Anyway, time to move on. Some people actually believed the Sams were in it for the long run, but that was never going to happen in a million years.

Hopefully some stability coming our way for the first time in 14 years.

Chris B
26-05-2017, 11:30 AM
And yet Pardew's wins at Liverpool and Chelsea and against Man City and Spurs seem to have been forgotten. Again, someone who's walked out on the club after less than a season, same as Pulis, being more highly regarded than a bloke that also kept us up but wanted to be here and take us to great things. As I've said, AP would have been better off quiting after half a season, he'd have been hailed as a hero.

M3 Eagle, I admire your persistence and agree with much you are saying, particularly the above.

However this is a thread for thanking Big Sam. He was brought in at great expense to save us from relegation and that is what he did. Job done. He took us from 17th position to 14th with a team full of class players (Zaha, Cabaye, Townsend, Benteke). He undoubtedly strengthened the squad in the transfer window. It is a pity he wouldn't stay longer but I respect his decision to give priority now to his personal life and family. We will never know what sort of legacy he would have built at Palace.

I don't understand all this Pardew v Allardyce bitterness. Both have provided us with great memories and both have contributed to Palace's longest ever stay in the top flight. I am grateful to both and see no reason to slag off either of them.

If some fans on here want to focus on Pardew's last 12 months and forget the Cup Final and the first 12 months, that's their loss.

Thank you Sam (and thank you Al).

Vince Hilaire's Afro
26-05-2017, 11:56 AM
And yet Pardew's wins at Liverpool and Chelsea and against Man City and Spurs seem to have been forgotten. Again, someone who's walked out on the club after less than a season, same as Pulis, being more highly regarded than a bloke that also kept us up but wanted to be here and take us to great things. As I've said, AP would have been better off quiting after half a season, he'd have been hailed as a hero.

Yes, he probably would have been better off quitting early, because the bulk of his success came when using an inherited squad and playing to its strengths with minor adjustments.

The problems began to escalate when he began implementing more of his own methods and signings, which was surely a worrying sign regarding our chances of future success.

This is coming from someone with no axe to grind with Pardew. I'd have loved him to succeed, but the writing was on the wall

Les Butler
26-05-2017, 12:08 PM
There's a section of our fanbase who would have accepted relegation under Pardew rather than admitting they are wrong.



You are fecking nuts and anyone who thinks this is nuts.....Pardew kept us up he got us to final he was hailed as a hero to most when he came and he was Palace to some after a long list of mercenaries ...Ultimately he failed, he could not change which was obvious to see and he had to go with some like me supporting him to the end but understanding why he had to go.
Love the wiping out of Pardew's success history come on some of it was done by him LOL

Glad we got big Sam said so at the time, was not too happy with his start but as per norm he got the job done....If Sam has retired he will be a Palace hero if not another mercenary that done the job and used us as a stepping stone when he was in the shit.

libran
26-05-2017, 12:10 PM
You are fecking nuts and anyone who thinks this is nuts.....Pardew kept us up he got us to final he was hailed as a hero to most when he came and he was Palace to some after a long list of mercenaries ...Ultimately he failed, he could not change which was obvious to see and he had to go with some like me supporting him to the end but understanding why he had to go.

Glad we got big Sam said so at the time, was not too happy with his start but as per norm he got the job done....If Sam has retired he will be a Palace hero if not another mercenary that done the job and used us as a stepping stone when he was in the shit.

really good post

Chris B
26-05-2017, 12:44 PM
You are fecking nuts and anyone who thinks this is nuts.....Pardew kept us up he got us to final he was hailed as a hero to most when he came and he was Palace to some after a long list of mercenaries ...Ultimately he failed, he could not change which was obvious to see and he had to go with some like me supporting him to the end but understanding why he had to go.
Love the wiping out of Pardew's success history come on some of it was done by him LOL

Glad we got big Sam said so at the time, was not too happy with his start but as per norm he got the job done....If Sam has retired he will be a Palace hero if not another mercenary that done the job and used us as a stepping stone when he was in the shit.

Excellent post!

Chris B
26-05-2017, 12:47 PM
There's a section of our fanbase who would have accepted relegation under Pardew rather than admitting they are wrong.

Stupid post of the year?

johnp
29-05-2017, 08:33 PM
I think big Sam did a brilliant job in transforming the shambles left by Pardew into a team capable of beating Chelsea & Liverpool away, and Arsenal at home to keep us up.

I also appreciate his diplomatic reason for leaving us, saying he wants to retire.

I don't believe this is true, and fully expect him to be take on another fire fighting job around Christmas with another club fighting for survival.

I believe he left because his ambitions (and budget required) for taking the club to the next level were not matched by Parish and the board.

What other reason can there be for no official statements from the club, and no apparant haste to employ a top quality manager to replace Big Sam

eaglejez
29-05-2017, 08:35 PM
see you in Jan Sam :p

Herb
29-05-2017, 08:39 PM
* GREAT Sam

Lombardo's hair
29-05-2017, 08:41 PM
I think big Sam did a brilliant job in transforming the shambles left by Pardew into a team capable of beating Chelsea & Liverpool away, and Arsenal at home to keep us.

I also appreciate his diplomatic reason for leaving us, saying he wants to retire.

I don't believe this is true, and fully expect him to be take on another fire fighting job around Christmas with another club fighting for survival.

I believe he left because his ambitions (and budget required) for taking the club to the next level were not matched by Parish and the board.

What other reason can there be for no official statements from the club, and no apparant haste to employ a top quality manager to replace Big Sam

You are what I would call an absolute moron. We have been manager less 6 days. The reasons given by Sam were feasible and rang true. If he is bill sh***** Then why?Also it would appear he gave up his bonus for survival. And the club backed him in January

johnp
29-05-2017, 08:57 PM
You are what I would call an absolute moron. We have been manager less 6 days. The reasons given by Sam were feasible and rang true. If he is bill sh***** Then why?Also it would appear he gave up his bonus for survival. And the club backed him in January

Lets see who is correct next January, and who is the moron !!!!!

(By the way, please provide valid proof that he forsake his bonus before making these remarks)

JannerEagle
29-05-2017, 09:36 PM
Lets see who is correct next January, and who is the moron !!!!!

(By the way, please provide valid proof that he forsake his bonus before making these remarks)

Do you have any 'proof' to say "I believe he left because his ambitions (and budget required) for taking the club to the next level were not matched by Parish and the board." ?

Blind_Eagle
29-05-2017, 11:41 PM
I believe he left because his ambitions (and budget required) for taking the club to the next level were not matched by Parish and the board.

And on what evidence do you base your belief?

What other reason can there be for no official statements from the club, and no apparant haste to employ a top quality manager to replace Big Sam

Because BFS's resignation statement said it all?

No apparent haste? :supergrin: what is it, six days?

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
30-05-2017, 01:12 AM
He was paid an incredible amount of money to do a job for a short time and ultimately he delivered what he was employed to do. We helped him, he helped us, short term mutual gains all around. As has been said, it remains forever a mystery how it might have panned out... but he is now history along with many dozens before him, and we will move on and see what next season holds :)

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
30-05-2017, 01:13 AM
Stupid post of the year?
You've already covered most of the top ten slots, Young Christopher. But top marks for remaining true to form and trolling to provoke a dust-up :)

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
30-05-2017, 01:17 AM
And on what evidence do you base your belief? So far I've heard that he is going to another club, is true to his statement, is implicated in some big tax scandal, was freaked by his friend being killed at Manchester, and the latest is that he is very ill :(

I hope that he is just true to his statement.

palace_burger
30-05-2017, 02:44 AM
M3 Eagle, I admire your persistence and agree with much you are saying, particularly the above.

However this is a thread for thanking Big Sam. He was brought in at great expense to save us from relegation and that is what he did. Job done. He took us from 17th position to 14th with a team full of class players (Zaha, Cabaye, Townsend, Benteke). He undoubtedly strengthened the squad in the transfer window. It is a pity he wouldn't stay longer but I respect his decision to give priority now to his personal life and family. We will never know what sort of legacy he would have built at Palace.

I don't understand all this Pardew v Allardyce bitterness. Both have provided us with great memories and both have contributed to Palace's longest ever stay in the top flight. I am grateful to both and see no reason to slag off either of them.

If some fans on here want to focus on Pardew's last 12 months and forget the Cup Final and the first 12 months, that's their loss.

Thank you Sam (and thank you Al).

We must stop people from posting sense like this on the BBS!