So he’s stubborn but that stubbornness is going to leave Allardyce jobless come Xmas if we are languishing near the bottom. He built a whole team around Carroll adding Jarvis and Downing to ping them crosses into the tallman to get’em on his head and into the back of the net.
Well that was the theory but with sicknote Andy now out for about 6 months things need to change. Yes FatSam it’s time to stick that attitude of yours to one side and change the formation to fit a team without Carroll.
Personally I’m in favour of a 4-4-2 but with a twist. I think Ravel should sit behind Petric up front and with Jarvis, Noble, Nolan and Diame in midfield. Downing and Cole are injured for a month each so count them out, if things are going tits up then change it to a 4-3-3 with Vaz Te on.
Either way we cant play the one up front system without Andy so Allardyce has to change things or we are going to get murdered out there!