The contempt I hold Sam Allardyce in, words fail me…but I will try.

His latest comments about his time at Newcastle, he must be taking the…mick, he honestly can’t really believe what he is saying, can he?

Allardyce has said that he ‘enjoyed’ what he ‘built in a short period of time’ when he was at St James Park.

Well I can think of only two things that Sam Allardyce built in the seven months he was on Tyneside and if he enjoyed them, I’m sure nobody else did.

One of the things he built was a relegation team, whilst the other was a small/large fortune that was his ill gotten gains after helping to send the club further down the path to ruin, the money famously paying for his luxury villa in Spain.

A third thing, that he destroyed rather than built, was that his disastrous transfer business ensured Mike Ashley would never again allow another manager to choose his own players at the club, a policy which has undermined the club ever since – particularly when Kevin Keegan was there.

These are the 10 players who Sam Allardyce brought in when at Newcastle:

Mark Viduka

Joey Barton

Alan Smith

Ben Tozer


Jose Enrique


David Rozehnal

Abdoulaye Faye

Habib Beye

The club more or less got their money back on a couple of them such as Enrique and Rozehnal, whilst the money that was burnt through overall on both transfer fees and wages was horrendous.

More importantly though, when Newcastle were relegated the following season, this set of players gave the club next to nothing, with only Beye and Enrique contributing anything of even small note.

This is what Sam Allardyce has had to say to The Sun:

“It just didn’t happen for me (at Newcastle) but I enjoyed what I built in a short period of time there.

“The biggest problem was simply that a new owner came in and he decided I wasn’t the manager he wanted.

“He didn’t choose me, he inherited me.

“It was a straightforward parting of ways, swiftly done and dusted, so I have got no problem with Mike Ashley.”

No wonder he has got ‘no problem with Mike Ashley’, making a total mess and then walking away with millions of pounds.

Just how satisfying would it be to see Sam Allardyce relegate Sunderland – let’s do our bit to help on Sunday.

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