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Sam Allardyce Offers His Opinion On Mike Ashley

10:08 pm, Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Sam Allardyce was very professional when he was fired by Newcastle in January, 2008 after only about eight months at the club, but he has never criticized the club or Mike Ashley since then, and of course big Sam and his coaches were very well compensated by Newcastle  – and that no doubt helped.

Chris Mort was the Chairman at the time and no doubt handled the situation  professionally – we were always impressed with Chris in the short time he was Chairman and he left in May of 2008 to rejoin his law practice – he was replaced by Derek Llambias.


Sam Allardyce after signing on at Newcastle
May 2007

This is what the 61 year-old experienced manager has said today:

“Managing Newcastle was an experience I wanted to last a long time,” “It didn’t, but I have no quarrels with anybody – certainly not Mike.”

“He made a decision and got on with it. He sorted me out, I left, and I wished him all the best for the future.

“Whatever anybody says, he’s still the owner of the football club and he’s trying to win as many matches as Steve (McClaren)  is trying to win, I believe.”

Sam usually does well against Newcastle and certainly he will have tightened up the Sunderland defense in the short time he has been there.

The match will likely depend on how our in-form forward line can play on Sunday and whether we can open up the Sunderland defense.

Newcastle could even get a few more goals if we are as direct as we were against Norwich,

But our defense will also have to play a lot better than last time out if we are to win this game.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Our Toon // Oct 23, 2015 at 10:19 PM


    They dominated the first 10 /15 mins of the 2nd half in terms of possession, only when there manager made the daft change if taking tettey off did we get a foothold and the forth goal. They got 4 corners in a row were on top, poor management decision!!

  • 2 Our Toon // Oct 23, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Toon KK

    That’s the typical thing said about Tiote, his challenge wasn’t great, more rusty than anything else but he has the same amount of red in the league as mitrovic and Janmaat, less than Colo and has less yellows than Colback in an entire season. Tiote brings a bit more steel into the midfield, more of a battler than the soft centre which was exposed ruthlessly in previous games. His passing was actually quick and crisp especially when utilising Janmaat.

    He did have the odd error like getting caught out doing a turn but the ball should never have been played to him. Not as pretty or tidy as Anita with his chuckle brother imitation of “to me, to you” 2 yard passes. He just did a job which was not to allow them through the middle. Both goals came from our right if I’m correct, not centrally!!

  • 3 Average_Contents // Oct 23, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Hippo heed certainly has a fetish with nufc.

    Never shuts his fat hippo mouth about us, it’s even worse since he’s been appointed the scums new hippo heed toy.

    I hope we play them off the park and gain some form of revenge for the last 5 embarrassing defeats but I’m going for a 0-0 or 1-1.

    On a side note – trying to justify our loss against sheff wed is a level sunk to I never knew existed. Absolutely pathetic so turn it in jibber jabber you little maggot.

  • 4 manxpie // Oct 23, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    ourtoon for me he was painfully slow and well of the pace of the game (which is understandable after being out so long) but he hasn’t been in form for years
    colback did a brilliant block on the edge of the box after busting a gut to get there which actually set up our break for our third goal
    im not a big fan of anita but i hope he starts instead of tiote for me he’ll be a liability the scum only need to wind up him and miti and there will be red cards lol

  • 5 TudorCrisps // Oct 24, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    Sam shut up u moron

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