Betting Spy: Big Sam is now a real West Ham man

Grant Prior 12 years ago

It’s the battle of the Manchester giants this Sunday in a match which could be an early title decider now the London challengers have thrown in the towel before the Christmas decorations have even gone up.

There’s an end-of-an-era feel at Arsenal where Arsene Wenger looks even more tired of life than usual.

Gunners’ fans have just about got used to a diet of pretty football with no real success.

But being out-passed then beaten by Swansea on their own patch was a new low and left supporters asking serious questions about where the club is going.

Things are even worse over in west London where Chelsea lurch from crisis-to-crisis.

The Blues crashed-out of the Champions League this week after their defeat at West Ham.

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention that. What a day.

Fernando Torres was West Ham’s best player in the first half with a series of duffed finishes displaying the cutting edge of a sponge.

But whatever Big Sam said at half time did the trick and the Hammers simply blitzed Chelsea in the second half.

The Blues fans were stunned but still managed to heap more abuse on the hapless Benitez.

Some papers were even suggesting a return to Stamford Bridge for Avram Grant to help his old mate Rafa.

It can’t get any lower than looking to Avram to boost your popularity.

I had a little shudder at the mere mention of his name recalling Grant’s disastrous spell at Upton Park with his Jurassic tactics and features.

The contrast with Sam Allardyce is striking.

It’s taken Big Sam a long time to win over the West Ham faithful but another victory on Sunday over Liverpool will surely seal the deal.

And that’s where our money should go this weekend with a double on the Hammers to take care of a Suarez-less Liverpool and Man City to take care of a United side who are their for the taking.

The win double pays a shade under 6/1 with Paddy Power and that looks well worth a few quid to boost the Christmas coffers.

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Running Total for all 2012 bets to a £10 stake:   +£161.00

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