Managerial changes showing mixed results for relegation threatened clubs

In an effort to avoid relegation and the pitfalls associated with it, many clubs bring in new managers. The Premier League is unforgiving and clubs can get desperate around the new year. This season, Hull City, Swansea City and Crystal Palace have all handed the keys over to new managers in the past two months. […]

Sam Allardyce’s big mouth does him in as secret meeting costs him England job

After just 67 days, the Sam Allardyce era of the England National Team is no more. Allardyce and the FA mutually agreed to separate nearly 24 hours after The Telegraph revealed an undercover investigation showing Allardyce on video negotiating a £400,000 deal to help “businessmen” entering the soccer industry to circumvent FA rules like third party […]

Looking into Sam Allardyce’s first England squad

“Big Sam” Allardyce has named his first squad as England manager for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Slovakia. While there hasn’t been wholesale changes, there are some notable inclusions, as well as stylistic hints. First, there is a new addition to the midfield in 26-year-old Michail Antonio, the West Ham winger. Not only does […]

‘Big’ Sam Allardyce takes over England: What now?

Sam Allardyce has now officially taken over the England National job. In one of the more unnecessarily protracted sagas of this summer, the former Sunderland manager will lead the ‘Three Lions’ as they pick up the pieces from their failed Euro 2016 campaign. In truth, it has been the former West Ham manager’s dream job since he […]

VIDEO: Crystal Palace use Big Sam’s tactics against him, win BIG 3-1

Crystal Palace beat West Ham 3-1 in the early EPL game and they beat West Ham at their own game. Crystal Palace scored off of free kicks and headers, essentially Big Sam Allardyce’s tactics and effectively eliminated West Ham from top four consideration. Down by eight points and behind four other teams and they all […]

32 Flags Presents: First Half EPL Awards

Throughout the next week, we at 32 Flags are recapping the past year as well as look toward 2015. We’ll take a look at the best and worst of 2014, best games and goals and predict what is going to happen in 2015. Today, we’re talking about the first half of this EPL season. We […]