Sam Allardyce up to old tricks to divert away from his shameless behaviour – Slags off Newcastle fans
Sam Allardyce, what an absolute shameless disgrace he is.
Obviously, as Newcastle fans, you would be already well up to speed on this.
Thanks to the absolute mess he made of the club in the brief (all too long!) eight months he was at Newcastle United, laying the foundations for the following season’s relegation.
This week Sam Allardyce revealed he was walking out on West Brom after relegating them, refusing to take responsibility for the really poor job he had done.
Appointed when West Brom were 19th in the Premier League, the Baggies go into their final game of the season…in 19th place.
Not only have they been relegated but West Brom are a massive 13 points off fourth bottom and have conceded a staggering 73 goals, eight more than anybody else.
When announcing he was doing a runner on them this week, Sam Allardyce lashed out at the media and a host of other people to deflect from his own shortcomings.
Now it is the turn (yet again!) of the Newcastle fans. That is one of the problems, at least when he is busy (mis)managing a club, it largely keeps him out of the media, apart from with his own club related stuff.
Sam Allardyce was well supported by West Brom and allowed to bring in six January signings, despite this he had a dismal record, winning only four of twenty five matches, one of the defeats an FA Cup loss to third tier Blackpool.
No wonder Sam Allardyce is bigging up his mate Steve Bruce as well as slagging off Newcastle fans, as Bruce is one of the few with a record almost as bad as his, Newcastle winning only six of their last twenty eight matches. Plus, Steve Bruce did his best to gift Allardyce three points with that horrendously negative approach that led to a 0-0 at The Hawthorns in February. In comparison even Sheffield United have won nine of their last twenty four games.
Sam Allardyce speaking to Talksport and I have a few observations below:
“I think you are fighting against the situation at Newcastle…the expectation.
“When I was there, I was living with the expectation of Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer.
“If you didn’t quite live up to that past expectation of what they were then…
“I would have loved an Alan Shearer who scored 22…24 goals every year.
“I would have bet on us to finish in Europe at least, if we still had him, but we didn’t.
“I had to rebuild Newcastle United in my time and Steve [Bruce] has to do the best he possibly can for Newcastle, with the players that he’s got and the squad they are trying to develop with the money that is available, it makes life extremely difficult.
“They [Newcastle fans] want millions and millions and millions to be spent on the team, that is not always a great thing in football because if you spend it the wrong way, then you put the club in great jeopardy.
“We know that is not going to be the case under Mike Ashley.
“He runs the club as far as I can see, by putting every penny the club makes back into it but doesn’t fund it himself…and I’m not sure you can do that now with Financial Fair Play anyway.
“But Steve [Bruce] has turned the corner brilliantly because he’s kept his best players fit and of course, he found a little diamond in Joe Willock.
“Six [goals] in six [games], he has made a difference with the other players who have come back from injury.
“He [Steve Bruce] has finished the season very strongly and it looked like the fans were behind him and the team [on Wednesday against Sheffield United].
“Hopefully they can go on from there because he is a Newcastle fan, he is a Newcastle man and he deserves to be there.”
Sam Allardyce was allowed to spend £34m (source Transfermarkt) in summer 2007, his only transfer window (thankfully) at Newcastle United.
It was the most money that had ever been given to a Newcastle manager to spend in a single transfer window apart from when Souness wasted a fortune on the likes of Owen and Luque in 2005.
Mike Ashley inherited Sam Allardyce, who had just been appointed by Hall and Shepherd, Newcastle fans gutted that he’d got the job due to the miserable football he produces.
It would be 2014 before Newcastle United would again spend £34m or more in a transfer window, that Sam Allardyce disastrous first transfer window undoubtedly having a massive impact on Mike Ashley in terms of how he saw NUFC and future transfer activity.
As well as a sizeable £34m in transfer fees, it was the massive increase in the wage bill commitment that I think really his Ashley.
Viduka and Geremi brought in on ‘frees’ but each of them picking up staggering £100,000 a week contracts, Cacapa another free on big wages who proved a liability.
The likes of Smith and Barton on five year and sixty grand a week contracts for minimal return on the pitch, both leaving on free transfers as well. Rozehnal and Faye also poor signings.
Beye was another older player on massive wages but he did put in a good shift in the limited time he was at Newcastle. Jose Enrique the only Allardyce signing that eventually proved a good signing overall.
You can never trust what Sam Allardyce tells you because he distorts the truth to deflect blame away from himself, he should have a go at being a fiction writer because he is a master at rewriting history.
Total nonsense about the over expectant fans, demanding more Keegans and Shearers and unrealistic fortunes to be spent every transfer window. All the usual nonsense for the Talksport audience to fill their expectations about the deluded Geordies.
He talks about Financial Fair Play stopping owners putting investment into their club (their business / asset!!!!), if he honestly believes this then it is pretty poor stuff for somebody who reckons he is such an expert on football and great manager.
Owners CAN overspend on transfers and wages every season to a certain degree.
Whilst money spent on stadiums, training facilities, youth development and community projects is exempt from FFP.
Rafa Benitez said he would only stay at Newcastle United if Mike Ashley was willing to allow proper investment in youth development and the new training complex first promised in 2013 and then also later promised to Rafa Benitez when he agreed to stay in summer 2016.
Yet nothing is ever the fault of the likes of Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley, it is the Newcastle fans apparently, along with the odd decent manager like Rafa, Keegan and Hughton that Ashley has accidentally appointed when desperate.
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