SWANSEA, WALES – JANUARY 31: Paul Clement, Manager of Swansea City celebrates his side’s 2-1 victory at the final whistle in the Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on January 31, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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. […]

BOLTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Former England manager Sam Allardyce leaves his family home on September 28, 2016 in Bolton, England. Allardyce left his position as the national football manager after only one match in charge following allegations made by a national newspaper. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

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 […]

BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: England manager Sam Allardyce attends a press conference at St. George’s Park on August 29, 2016 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

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 […]

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Sam Allardyce, manager of Sunderland celebrates staying in the Premier League after victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

‘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 […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: Carl Jenkinson of West Ham United is foiled by goalkeeper Julian Speroni of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at Boleyn Ground on February 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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 […]