Allardyce picks up point in first game in charge of Palace = Sam Allardyce earned a point in his first game as manager of Crystal Palace, as the Eagles played a 1-1 draw on the road against Watford on Boxing Day. Allardyce, 62, only had…..
West Ham beat Blackpool in the game dubbed the "90million pound playoff" to secure promotion back to the Premier League under Sam Allardyce at the first time of asking. It is already late May 2012 and Allardyce is facing a second squad rebuilding process in a year as he has to decide which of his Hammers heroes will be fit for the Premier League fight. There will be new faces and a renewed hope around the Boleyn Ground for 2012-13