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Football: Allardyce irked by malingering Morrison

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has accused midfielder Ravel Morrison of exaggerating the extent of a groin injury that has caused him to miss the club's last three matches. Morrison, 21, made an impressive start to the season after signing from Manchester United, but his form has since waned, prompting media reports that he is to join second-tier Queens Park Rangers on loan. Although Allardyce refused to answer questions about Morrison's future at the club, he did express annoyance at his reluctance to play through the pain of his injury.

Football: Allardyce buoyed by West Ham board backing

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce on Tuesday expressed his gratitude after receiving a public vote of confidence from co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold. The east London club are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table and saw a second-string team thrashed 5-0 by second-tier Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday. However, with West Ham due to visit Manchester City on Wednesday for the first leg of their League Cup semi-final, Sullivan and Gold released an open letter to fans in which they confirmed their support for Allardyce.

Football: Allardyce buoyed by West Ham board backing

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce on Tuesday expressed his gratitude after receiving a public vote of confidence from co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold. The east London club are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table and saw a second-string team thrashed 5-0 by second-tier Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday. However, with West Ham due to visit Manchester City on Wednesday for the first leg of their League Cup semi-final, Sullivan and Gold released an open letter to fans in which they confirmed their support for Allardyce.

Football: Allardyce gets Hammers backing

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce received something close to the dreaded vote of confidence from the club's co-chairmen on Monday following the Premier League club's embarrassing 5-0 FA Cup defeat by second-tier Nottingham Forest. In an open letter on the east London club's website, David Gold and David Sullivan backed Allardyce to turn around the fortunes of the Hammers, currently second bottom and facing relegation from English football's lucrative top flight.

Football: Allardyce close to new Hammers deal

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on Wednesday claimed he is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League club. Allardyce's current deal with the Hammers expires at the end of the season and his team's poor form in recent weeks has seen QPR boss Harry Redknapp and former West Ham striker Paolo Di Canio linked with the job. But former Newcastle and Bolton boss Allardyce insists he has been talking about a new contract with West Ham's joint owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

Football: Allardyce fined for Cup 'bias' remarks

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been fined £8,000 ($12,529) for remarks he made alleging bias following the FA Cup third round replay defeat at Old Trafford last month. After the Hammers lost the match 1-0 on January 16, the 58-year-old Allardyce was charged for a breach of the Football Association's Rule E3, suggesting he'd questioned the integrity of officials or implied they were motivated by bias. Allardyce was angry that while United were awarded a penalty for handball, the Hammers were denied one for what he thought was a similar incident.

Soccer-Allardyce fined after Old Trafford referee comments

Feb 6 (Reuters) - West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce was fined 8,000 pounds (12,500) by the FA on Wednesday after criticising referee Phil Dowd following last month's 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Manchester United. Allardyce was angry after West Ham were denied what he considered a penalty and United were awarded a spot kick, a decision he put down to Alex Ferguson's side enjoying home advantage in the third-round replay.

Soccer-West Ham's Allardyce charged by FA for misconduct

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been charged with misconduct by the FA for comments to the media after Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay defeat at Manchester United. Allardyce did not hide his annoyance after his side were not awarded what he considered a penalty while United did get a spot kick, a decision he put down to United enjoying home advantage.
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