Marco Silva is an intelligent young manager who has his inexperienced side playing exciting attacking football, with his emphasis on trying to score as many goals as possible.

Sam Allardyce isn’t any of those things.

However, Fat Sam did choose to start a war of words with the Watford boss after Everton were forced to turn to Allardyce after getting knocked back on Marco Silva.

When asked how he felt about that (being second choice to Silva), Sam Allardyce (aged 63) petulantly replied:

“Marco Silva’s track record has got no comparison with mine he got Hull City relegated last season.”

Marco Silva (aged 40) has now answered back with:

“I read what he (Fat Sam) said and it does not make sense.

“Go and see what he was doing at 40 years old, or see what he was doing in his first seven seasons as a coach.

“Then look at what I am doing at the same age or…wait until I am 63 years old and then compare us.”

Interesting indeed to see what the mega-successful (in his own fat head) Sam Allardyce was doing back when he was 40…

Surprisingly enough, back in 1994/95, Allardyce aged 40 wasn’t winning the Premier League (or managing Real Madrid), instead he was leading Blackpool to 12th in the English third tier (which was called the ‘Second Division’ at that particular time).

Then at the age of 41 he was sacked by third tier Blackpool.

At the age of 42 he found himself working at Sunderland’s Academy.

Then at the age of 43 he took over Notts County in January 1997 and the man who has never been relegated…got them relegated to the fourth tier of English football.

Which kind of puts a bit of perspective to a then 39 year old Marco Silva taking over a shocking Hull team in January, who had only got 13 points from their first 20 matches. Silva notched 21 points in the final 18 games but it wasn’t quite enough.

(Read HERE what Sam Allardyce has said about being let down financially when he was at Newcastle United)

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  • Rich Lawson

    Clearly you have not spent enough time (if any) on motorway forecourts collecting suspect McDonalds bags ?

  • Leazes Ender

    It makes you wonder why struggling clubs hire him….. is it because the stick works better than a carrot for one season only (Pardew) Chuck a few teacups around and you will get the results to keep you up ….

    …..then tactics, judgement, skill in the transfer market and man management all need to be harnessed and addressed…. but surprisingly don’t……. them you move on to your next struggling club.

    Oh aye Luke Edwards you can wrap it all up in the ‘mystique’ of ‘sports science’ where you are trailing at home with ten minutes to go and you bring on a substitute defender…. and promptly engineer another sacking with full compensation!

    Nobody else figured this game out yet?

    • Rich Lawson

      Usually his dour game plan has an effect on teams who have been unable to defend properly or hoof the ball up to the other end of the park. Next season will see the briefly grateful fans for staying up query why they do not play more attacking football ?

  • TheFatController

    I went to see a Blackpool game when he was manager. The abuse when he walked off (you had to walk across the pitch in a Selhurst Park-style) was intense.

    Sam won’t let facts get in the way of a good theory. His theory for why he lost the England job is unsurprisingly nothing to do with him caught on tape discussing how you can get round the financial rules his employer has in place…

  • Kneebotherm8

    Well he rose to the bait in that question didn’t he? what an absolute prk he is.

  • Wor Lass

    For God`s sake, give it a rest!

  • Mitros gotta start

    Sheeps heed is a clown….fair play to him for consistantly pulling the wool over peoples eyes for so many years….he must be the highest paid manager of all time…..him and pardew must be getting paid by at least 2 clubs at all times…..jealous?….maybe