Sam ‘can go places with Hammers’

first_imgSam Allardyce has been an “easy target” for the West Ham board, but will provide the attacking football to save his Upton Park future, according to Robert Green. Press Association “You look at Bolton when he was there, my old man’s a Bolton fan, and he would go and watch Jay Jay Okocha play, Youri Djorkaeff, Nicolas Anelka. “He gets these guys and he can get them to play: that’s what he can do. “Sam Allardyce will get the required job done at the time it’s required. “And I think his record speaks for itself. “I think because of the character he is, the larger than life person he is, and the manner in which he does things, with his confidence and demeanour, I think he’s an easy target in that respect.” QPR will chase just their second win of the season at West Ham as they continue their fight for a Premier League foothold. Green said the Loftus Road club boasts “a very different feel” from when he arrived from West Ham in 2012, only for boss Mark Hughes to sign Brazil stopper Julio Cesar just weeks later. The 12-cap England keeper admitted relishing his new duel with summer recruit Alex McCarthy, the England Under-21s cap who arrived from Reading. “It’s a very different feel and a very different scenario,” said Green. “It wasn’t Julio’s fault he signed, he came with the best intentions. “Nothing against him personally, but it was a difficult situation. Holding a grudge against someone doesn’t help though. “It’s different with Alex as he’s 10 years my junior. He has great talent, potential and current ability. “He’s a threat to my position and he’s keeping me on my mettle. “I want to play obviously, but I have to be on it and play well every week to keep my place. “I can understand the club having a goalkeeper at 34 and one at 24, there’s an obvious progression and change. “But having two goalkeepers, Julio was born in September and I was born in January, both internationals exactly the same age, that was a bit of a head-scratcher. “So it’s different in that respect.” West Ham’s board ordered the appointment of attack coach Teddy Sheringham and a raft of new recruits designed to expand the club’s on-field blueprint. Green believes Allardyce has been wrongly pigeon-holed as a long-ball specialist, and can spark the craved attacking revival in east London. “Their new players have gelled very well and very quickly,” said Green. “The manager is very confident is his own abilities, and he’s said, ‘if you want more attacking football, go and get me more attacking players’ and so it’s proved, they’ve shown what they can do. “It’s a difficult one for the owners: they want to appease the fans as everyone does. “Sometimes the club’s so big with such expectations that to do it on all fronts as well as get results can be a double-edged sword. “He’ll reel off the stats better than I will: never been relegated, always left a club in the top half of the division, I’ve heard them all as well! “You give him the players of the ilk they’ve had and they can play the attractive football that the owners desire, I’m sure. Former England goalkeeper Green will return to his old stomping ground when QPR take on West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday. The 34-year-old believes Allardyce has all the credentials to shrug off summer criticism from owners David Sullivan and David Gold and secure a fruitful tenure in east London. last_img read more

Caretaker charged for $1.9M theft

first_imgA caretaker, who allegedly stole $1.9 million worth of jewellery and cash from her employer, made her first court appearance on Monday.Carla AgarForty-year-old Carla Agar appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where she denied the theft charge.The charge alleged that on September 3, 2019 at Festival City, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, she stole from the dwelling home of Ayoba Watson $1.5M and $400,000 in jewellery.Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel did not object to bail; however, she asked that conditions be applied. The Magistrate released the woman on $250,000 bail. As a condition for bail, she was instructed to lodge her passport with the court and report to the East La Penitence Police Station every Friday until the conclusion of her trial.The case will continue on September 23.last_img read more