You cannot accuse Rafa Benitez or big Sam Allardyce of getting on well over the years, and there have been a few verbal skirmishes in their time.
Rafa and Sam have different views on most things in football, but Rafa has defended Allardyce about his comments on the recent controversial survey sent out by Everton,
In it, the club basically ask the fans how Sam has performed this year, and the results will not be positive.
To do that during the season seems silly and naive but that’s what the Everton hierarchy have done.
Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce – Newcastle Sunderland derby 2016
Benitez has said this about Everton sending out that survey:
“Yes, it was a massive mistake,”
“I don’t agree with him (Allardyce) on a lot of things but on this one it is obvious it was a mistake.”
“You cannot be talking about that the manager’s future, especially when things are not going so well.”
“It makes no sense.”
“I am defending what he (Allardyce) said about this – that’s all!”
Newcastle are flying high at the moment, but we must not be over-confident, and Everton have some outstanding players in their team.
It will be a difficult game for us at Goodison Park where we very rarely do well.
But perhaps we can extend our win streak to five games on Monday night.
It’s possible and that’s the goal.