Sam Allardyce has his say on mounting problems at Newcastle United.

It is bad enough having to support Newcastle United at the minute, never mind Ian Wright, Rodney Marsh, Mark Lawrenson, Michael Owen and now…Sam Allardyce pointing out where it has all gone wrong.

Former Newcastle manager, Sam Allardyce, says that the supporters were ‘crying out’ because of a lack of signings.

Now £50m or so has been spent on new players this summer, Allardyce says that one of the most important things is ‘who you recruit’ when you spend the money.

‘Big Sam’ would of course be an expert on this after his disastrous recruitment of Viduka, Smith, Barton, Geremi, Cacapa and others, in his thankfully short period in charge at St James Park.

Sam Allardyce says that bringing in new players is especially in the lap of the gods when you bring them in from abroad.

Phew, just as well Newcastle don’t look to bring in pretty much every player from abroad…oh.

Sam Allardyce talking to Sky Sports News:

“The Newcastle fans were crying out over a lack of signings last year.

“Now they have gone and made those signings, we all know one of the most important things is who you recruit, when you are spending £30m, £40m, £50m.”

Going foreign:

“When players come from abroad you cannot really say whether they are going to be successful or not.

“You just hope they can take the form they have shown in the country they have been playing in, into the Premier League.”