Sam Allardyce – West Bromwich Albion – Tactical Analysis

At the time of Sam Allardyce's arrival at West Bromwich Albion, the Baggies looked dead and buried with no hope of survival. Four months on from that, Allardyce's side still look as though they have no hope at all of survival. Allardyce's perfect record of staying alive in the league without ever suffering relegation appears to be over, unless he somehow gets himself sacked before the end of the season and saves his record for another year. But although the Baggies look destined to drop down into the EFL Championship, Allardyce has changed West Brom's fortunes to an extent, with some decent performances against the likes of Wolves, Manchester United and Brighton. His rigid 4-1-4-1 system and the recent additions of the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Okay Yokuslu and Mbaye Diagne have inspired a better spell of form, with some sense of stability as the final third of the season approaches. Had these players started at the club at the beginning of the season, it's very likely that Big Sam's team would be far closer to Fulham right now than they are. So with that, here is a Tactical Analysis of Sam Allardyce's West Bromwich Albion since his arrival in December 2020.

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 36

There is just two more gameweeks left in the Premier League now that this one is over. But it can't officially come to an end without another edition of Team of the Week! So here are all the details below on the best 11 for Matchday 36! Enjoy! Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster  Goalkeepers were so amazing this … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 36

English Premier League Team of the Month December 2016

In the month of December we saw Chelsea continue their amazing unbeaten run and extend it to thirteen games to tie the record previously set by Arsenal's "Invincibles", saw two managerial sackings and through all of Chelsea's success it went a little bit unnoticed that Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United also finished the month with an astonishing 5 … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month December 2016

English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 18

While other leagues around the world are taking a festive break the Premier League is just heating up. Matchday 18 saw Chelsea, Liverpool, United and City all continue their winning runs, Henrikh Mkhitaryan score a stunning backheel goal and the demise of Swansea City manager Bob Bradley. This is The Mastermind's Team of the Week … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 18

West Ham United Knocked Out Of Europa League, Did They Dodge A Bullet?

On Thursday, August 25th, 2016, all eyes were not on West Ham. Cristiano Ronaldo had just won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, Manchester City signed Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and the Champions League draw took place. But eyes certainly should have been on the Hammers. They had played a fantastic season in 2015-16 to … Continue reading West Ham United Knocked Out Of Europa League, Did They Dodge A Bullet?

Andre Ayew Signs For West Ham United

Just when you think that the big transfers have all been done and dusted for the summer, another one comes along out of nowhere. Although the biggest news of the day was Manchester United's official announcement of the signing of Paul Pogba, the French midfielder's transfer had been ongoing for months and didn't come as … Continue reading Andre Ayew Signs For West Ham United