Everton legend destroys Sam Allardyce claims after Newcastle match
If Sam Allardyce does indeed want to stay at Everton rather than walk away with yet another massive payout at the end of the season, then there are certainly no signs of him intending to keep the job by convincing the club’s supporters.
With both clubs in safe mid-table positions and only a few games to go until the end of the season, the Everton chose to keep on with his boring negative style of football, victory achieved thanks to the home side’s one shot on target in the whole game.
Even that only came about after a rare slack piece of Newcastle defending, as Yedlin failed to deal with a cross and then Lascelles went to ground as Walcott shaped to shoot.
Nevertheless, amazingly Sam Allardyce still made the following claims amongst the rest of his post-match patter:
“What was wrong with our style today?
“We completely dominated the game and outpassed the opposition.
“You can’t knock our football.”
Somebody who knows a little bit about Everton, the club and the fans, is Toffees legend Leon Osman.
He was at the club from being a kid, then spent his entire professional career at Goodison [apart from two brief loan spells], making well over 400 first team appearances.
Now working in the media, Osman has taken apart Allardyce’s laughable claims.
Leon Osman speaking on BBC Radio 5 live:
“This may be a victory…but it is hardly an exciting one.
“Sam Allardyce sends his teams out to win.
“He is not always fussed about performances.
“He will be delighted with a win and a clean sheet.
“People expect a standard of performance.
“The three points will be important but the crowd come to be excited.
“There was hardly a chance in this game and not enough excitement.
“That is the story of the season for Everton.”
As Leon Osman states, nobody can argue that Sam Allardyce didn’t get the victory but apart from that, his claims of giving the Everton fans anything else are a joke.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Everton 1 Newcastle 0
Evertonl: Walcott 51
Possession was Everton 57% Newcastle 43%
Total shots were Everton 9 Newcastle 9
Shots on target were Everton 1 Newcastle 2
Corners were Everton 4 Newcastle 6
Referee: Robert Madley
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 79), Shelvey (Merino 83), Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Slimani (Gayle 63)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game HERE)
(To read the match ratings on all Newcastle players after this defeat go HERE)
(Sam Allardyce up to usual tricks with post-match comments – Read HERE)
(DeAndre Yedlin has his say after the defeat at Everton – Read HERE)
(Rafa Benitez says ‘Do the numbers’ after losing at Goodison – Read HERE)
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