Newcastle fans have lived through the nightmare.
West Ham fans have done the same.
Both sets of supporters warned Everton fans but they wouldn’t listen.
After Koeman was sacked, the blue scousers were stuck with Merseyside’s answer to John Carver.
Obviously out of his depth, David Unsworth never looked up to the job and was replaced after a run of five Premier League matches where Everton won two and picked up a draw in another, with two defeats – seven points from fifteen.
Everton fans tried to convince themselves that early wins at home against relegation strugglers Huddersfield and Swansea were signs that life under Sam Allardyce wouldn’t be as bad as they were being told.
A very lucky 1-0 away win against a poor Newcastle side, saw them survive two hits on their woodwork, winning the game with more or less their only chance of the game.
However, reality has now hit.
Everton fans have seen their team pick up only two points from the last fifteen but it is a lot more than that.
They have scored only one goal in eight hours of Premier League football and in these last five matches, in three of them the didn’t have a single shot on target, they had one against Bournemouth and only three in a dreadful 0-0 draw at West Brom.
This coming Saturday Fat Sam Allardyce hosts Pardew’s West Brom and the Everton fans just can’t wait…
Everton fans commenting via their top Grand Old Team message board:
‘I’m not going to attack Big Sam personally like some people have.
I have heard people calling him names and saying awful things about his head, body shape etc.
Yes he is a bad manager but we don’t need to personally attack the guy and lower ourselves.
That being said, Sam Alladyce is a big fat dumpling of a manager and we are a disgrace as a football team to even hire him…fathead needs to go!!’
‘I can’t believe Sam said that we should play even more boring football, it’s impossible.’
‘It is, if he instructs the lone centre forward not to cross the half way line and we play defence v attack for 90 mins.
Oh hang on …’
‘If there are any sam supporters amongst us still, just think about the games he has managed us so far.
Newcastle A they hit the woodwork twice before we scored, also they were very low on confidence at the time.
West Brom A they missed 2 open goals, also low on confidence
Swansea H went 1-0 down took a penalty to get back in it, low on confidence
Bournemouth A awful
Man U H see above
Chelsea H worked well as defensive unit
Liverpool A. Got out of jail on that one.
Out of all them games we have not had 10 shots in total, I know it’s a results business, but it is also an entertainment one as well.
Hands up if you are looking forward to next week, West Brom.
It has 0-0 written all over it.’
‘It’s the embarrassment factor too.
I cringe when I see Allardyce in our dugout or in the media talking as our manager. It’s humiliating. It tells the watching world: “Everton are a club that’s failed. Nothing to see here. Move along”.’
‘Those two games against Baggies and Bournemouth.
That was when the mist cleared and those of us whom wished him well and hoped against hope he would seize his opportunity with us were given the reality check of what Life with Sam is all about.’
‘Want this joke of a manager out this summer.’
‘That ‘need to be more boring’ comment was a real head-scratcher.’
‘Same here, mate. It’s soul destroying. What was going through his head when he said that? We will never ever amount to anything with him in charge. How could people think otherwise?’
‘I mean the teams that are doing well in the league defend from the top, press and have some sembalance of urgency in their play when they gain possession.
But I’m sure Sam is absolutely onto something by doing the exact opposite of this…’
‘Especially with West Brom at home coming up. If ever there was a game to be expansive and play with a bit of flair…’
‘We were well capable of winning at at least one of those venues (West Brom and Bournemouth), that we never even gave it a go was criminal.’
‘Big Sam can’t play expansive football, he’ll shut up shop against West Brom and hopefully grab a goal. It won’t be a pretty sight.
The best we can hope for is to survive this season and hope he goes in the summer, then get someone in who’s gonna build us to actually have a go.’
‘If we sit back and let west brom dominate us, the goodison crowd will abolutely crucify him after 15 mins.’
‘Allardyce would have hated that game (Liverpool 4 Man City 3). Far too much entertainment on show.’
‘Our neighbours currently smashing the runaway league leaders and Champions League favourites, whilst our manager says he needs to be more ‘boring’ after not winning in five games and not having a shot on target for the third match in five games.
Absolutely sick of this…’
‘No pace no creativity no goal threat and need to be more defensive. Sod next year’s season ticket. I’m buying paint drying weekly.’
‘Can’t decide what to do next Saturday, go and watch Everton v W.B.A, or rearrange my sock drawer?’
‘It’s a no brainer, just make sure they all match.’
‘What did I just watch. How can Bournemouth (when beating Arsenal 2-1) have many players up the pitch and attack whereas we have DCL on a island against three defenders usually. Allardyce the clock is ticking down.’
‘He’s literally just bought a £27m striker last week and is now saying he needs to go ‘more boring’ after not having a single shot on goal in 3/5 games.’
‘We don’t deserve to do well with this manager. A man with a career stitched in failure, a life devoted to greed, a footballing mentality of a coward. And a brand he tries desperately to protect.’
‘It happened at Newcastle to an extent and 100% happened at West Ham that the fans turned on him, and they both where relatively happy when they hired him, here the fans where already split massively about it, and the ones who did want him – a vast proportion didn’t REALLY want him but was more a panic acceptance of him.
When the fans turn he doesn’t try to get them back onside, he confronts them instead. He does that here, then bye bye BFS.’
‘Allardyce has a single approach and we have been found out.’
‘I personally can’t wait till we play West Brom.
Same formation, same tactics. Tosun up front on his own with the proviso no one is within a t least 30 yards of him at all times.’
‘Actually when Walsh was appointed I missed the fact he kind of did have a track record as a ‘dof’ of sorts, was head of recruitment under Allardyce at Newcastle when they brought in some absolutely horrendous players (about 12 in one summer) most of whom they couldn’t shift off the books for years and who hardly played for them they where that bad.’
‘I’m open to any suggestion that rids us of Allardyce. The idea of that feller still here next season is too appalling to think about.’
‘Had no idea that he was at Newcastle with Allardyce. All starting to make sense now.
They brought in Mark Viduka (admittedly a favourite of mine), Alan Smith, Geremi, Joey Barton, Jose Enrique, Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye.
Sacked five months into his first season.’
‘Both sacked at the same time, both brought in at the same time as well, yeah he bought a combination of utter rubbish, and washed up former good players, left them all behind for years after they left, honestly it wrecked any chance of Newcastle stabilising in the division really.’
‘Less points per game than Unsworth secured.
Thanks for saving us Sam.’
‘For all I can’t stand him I always thought he was quite savvy. His first big mistake for me were the two away games at Christmas, this latest quote is laughable and it looks a lot like we’ll have an arrogance vs fanbase situation exactly like at WHU.’
‘I’m just glad we stayed clear of that fat moaning boring waste of space Benitez which bizarrely some on here wanted.’
‘He would have been a far far far better appointment than this waste of space.
I mean a guy who has won the champions league, la liga, Europa league, Fa cup etc vs what the **** has sam won?
Sam buys the likes of Nolan and Carroll, Benitez given money, signs the likes of alonso, torres, mascherano, reina etc
We arent good enough to get tier one managers, the FSW is the best we could probably get in terms of managerial stature, might even win us a cup since that is his speciality.
He has taken a seriously rubbish newcastle side, with next to no money given to him this summer, and constant off field drama etc and they are 4 points behind us after we just spent 200 mil.
Warra guy fat sam is.’