West Ham Sign Almunia On Emergency Loan

West Ham United have signed the Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on an initial one-month emergency loan. Sam Allardyce, the manager, moved quickly for the 34-year-old after learning that Robert Green faces around six weeks out with a knee cartilage injury. “We’ve been hot on the phone and secured an excellent signing in the short-term in Manuel Almunia from Arsenal,” said Allardyce. “It’s a big thank you again to Arsène Wenger…

September 30, 2011

Blackburn boss Allardyce taunts Liverpool: You’re this season’s Portsmouth

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has spiced up the atmosphere ahead of his side’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday by claiming that the Reds are in a similar situation to last season’s crisis club Portsmouth. Liverpool find themselves in unfamiliar territory with Roy Hodgson’s side languishing in the Premier League relegation zone. Allardyce, who had a record of riling Rafa Benitez during his time at Anfield, has turned the knife…

October 22, 2010