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    pjwilk wrote:
    puppy saint wrote:
    Who gives a ****. He's purchased everything that has a pulse and Wham will be in serious financial trouble if they don't go up. Come on Peterborough. Brighton will beat them in the Wembley sunshine.
    Thank you mate,we are not giving up and look foreward to a playoff final of Brighton v West Ham.Let us show Big Sam what these ex Div 1 upstarts can do.
    Dear Sir, I think that you will find that Southampton have also been "Division 1 upstarts" at some point. At, least that is what Theodore says. He reads the papers, you know.

    However I would like to congratulate you all on not making fun of your pals in Portsmouth after that rather overweight Harry chap spent all their money and then left. It is so important to support your neighbours don't you think?

    Mind you that Sam Allardyce needs to stay off the pies don't you think? It's so unbecoming for a man in a position to look so, well, tubby. Deirdre agrees with me. Look at young Nigel, your coach. Oh, if I had my time again... oh I've come over all damp..."
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Allardyce gives up on Championship title

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

First published in Saints News

WEST Ham manager Sam Allardyce has conceded that Saints will win the Championship title.

The Hammers are currently third and trail Nigel Adkins' league leaders by nine points.

They can close that gap to six if they win their game in hand against Peterborough tonight. But Allardyce doesn't believe there is enough time left in order to catch Saints.

Instead, he is more interested in overhauling second-placed Reading, who West Ham are four points behind.

They can cut that deficit to a single point tonight, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Royals at Upton Park this weekend.

When asked about hopes of winning the title, Allardyce said: “I think that’s gone now. I can’t see ­Southampton losing three or four on the trot for us to make up those points.

“We’ve slipped up, they haven’t and credit to them because they have been there all season.

"If we deliver eight clean sheets in our last eight games, I think we’ll go up automatically – but we’ve had seven draws and three wins in our last 10 games when it should have been the other way round.

“It’s costing us dear, but we are still in with a shout if we turn the draws into victories."

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