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Sam Takes Swipe at Mike Ashley and Chris Mort

Sam Allardyce has taken a decent swipe at Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley and Newcastle Chairman in the Daily Mail this morning.


Sam Allardyce – took the Newcastle Job last May

Big Sam told the Daily Mail today:

“Huge businessmen, multi-millionaires in their own right, very clever men, but never been shouted at.”

“They can’t stand the pressure, their knees buckle, they don’t stand strong and they use the easy option to take the pressure off themselves.” “They have to be the strongest ones and often they’re the weakest ones.”

“They might like the limelight when the success comes, but they certainly can’t put up with the other side of it, which is really quite volatile now.”

Although Allardyce insisted his comments were not specifically directed at Newcastle owner Mike Ashley or Chairman Chris Mort, that doesn’t mean the swipe isn’t aimed right at them.

It’s hard to assume those two are not his major example, since he has just served under Mike and Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort, another successful businessman in his own right, at Newcastle United, until January of this year.

The former Bolton manager continued:

“It’s addiction. That’s the trouble,” “Sixteen years, yes I need a break. But when Saturday comes round, or Friday or Thursday, I’m still lying in bed agitated, still trying to make the decisions I should be making.”

“The only decisions I’m making at the moment is whether I have tea, coffee, toast or cornflakes in the morning.”

“I hopefully will get another job in the Premier League, with a bit of good fortune. That is sad because somebody else has to come out of a job for me to be considered.

“I know I can be successful because I’ve done that in the past.”

Sam hardly has the executive business background to even comment on this, but that never stopped him in the past.

Sam is always going to be outspoken, because that’s part of his personality. But there is such a thing called dignity, and that often means the best thing you can do in certain delicate circumstances, is just keep quiet.

We really wish Sam would do that, for his own sake – but we also know that’s almost impossible for him.

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • Dragoner

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    he is right

  • Mat

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Sounds like Sam is trying to do a little PR for himself.

    You want another job in the PL and you’re gonna further your cause by bagging millionaire businessmen who are either own or make up the board of most of the clubs?

    How dumb is this guy and how did he ever get a job managing in the PL in the first place?

  • Dragoner

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    why should he be quiet ed? the way he got sacked was a disgrace and we embarrassed ourselves even more than tottenham as at least they got the man they wanted, we couldnt even get harry! lol! our higher management have a lot to learn and they better learn it quick or else fans will start to turn on them

  • nightfall

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Sam, you’re a fcuking joke 😀

  • AlexW

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    he is a twat, an arrogant twat but i liked him, shame e left, although e did cock up big time

  • John

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    trust you Dragoner to come up witha comment like that.

    He’s ego is obviously taken a bit off a bash and the only thing he can do now is rubbish the people who sacked he’s ass…

    Remember the state of the football we were playing under him before you post a comment.

    Ashley has saved us and don’t forget it.. We were in 100 million worth of debt and thats gone now , so be grateful and show some support.

  • brian

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Anyone who thinks he is right couldn’t have watched us play much under him – if only he was half as good as he thinks he is. It really is a shame that arrogance wasn’t worth points because the principal reason we are in the current mess is him – he had a full pre season, signed 9 players and has blamed absolutely everybody apart from himself. He will have made a lot of money out of the club with his pay off and now he is setting out to re-write history by spouting off at every opportunity.

  • Mat

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #8

    So, the new banner? Looks like some of faces are missing…

  • paul p

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    fat sam is a w**k*r, he wears a wa**k**s hat, he plays long ball football and he is a fooooking twat, he runs down the left wing, he runs down the right, he could’nt score ina brothel if the c**t was there all night. ohhhh….. fat sam is a ……….!!

    he needs to shut his fat trap. just because he was not good enough for the toon and he failed. mike should a done what he was goign to do when he first took over and get his own man in. we probably would not be struggling to win a match/ stay in the league if he had of got rid of him.

  • Hadrian

    Feb 16, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #10

    sam’s just mouthing off cos his mate robson got the sack for playing the same shite anti football that sam did .
    sooner these people realise we like football, and not watching our teams stop the other team playing football , the sooner there will be less sackings 🙂

  • Jon

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t care about the results but Big Sam played the most boring and the ugliest football in the EPL.

  • Cyprus Mag

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Jim Callaghan famously said “If your in a hole stop digging”, FSA should take his advice. He’s out of work and needs some club chairman to employ him, he’s not helping himself with statements like that.
    I say keep digging you fat idiot.

  • Ausgeordie

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s like a whinging ex girfriend……no dignity. You got dumped mate get over it. Stop turning up to parties and making a scene and have some self respect

  • Hadrian

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #14

    “I know I can be successful because I’ve done that in the past.”

    that make’s me laugh , sad thing is , his mates in the media would have you belive it aswell , and in the same breath say keegan has never done anything .

  • subz

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #15

    ERM??? what success is that then SPAM? And the only decision I see you making is Lard or Dripping.

    Any1 who defends him can blow it out your hole. We were worse than sh1t. I know we have not had the results or consistency, but the 1st half against the Arse in the cup was great, also 1st half against the villa was good. Just need to click a bit more and we will be OK. KK needs to drop the weak links though.

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I any other PL club takes a chance on having this knob head as thair manager they are fookin stupid. Mr blobby would do a better job than this prick

  • Dragoner

    Feb 16, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #17

    “Ashley saved us” LOL

    why don’t you people find out what other fans think of our higher management in order to avoid bias. Tottenham were the joke until we sacked sam and hired keegan. lol

  • Todd

    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #18

    More sour grapes from Fat Sam. And I’m sure he really does agonize over those breakfast choices. I’m further willing to bet that most mornings he isn’t quite brave enough to go for the toast. Must be careful, there’s too much risk involved…

    (And if the meal comes off poorly, blame someone else. It CAN’T be HIS fault. After all, he’s been making breakfast for years now…)

  • jeff

    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    aye he obviously doesnt want another job in football then,well especially at a big club….What an absolute idiot this bloke is………He must think so high of himself dunno why cos he is shit…

  • Geordie Joe

    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Why is he keep embaressing himself with stupid comments. For a man who has never won anything as a player or manager he has a very high opinion of himself.

  • Geordie Joe

    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    When he wins it’s because of his tactics. But when he loses its the players fault. he is a complete idiot.


    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #22

    dragoner have u gone crazy the decision might not have been taken in the right manner but we are not here to be dignified better late than never why on earth should we listen to the other fans are they dignified enough to appreciate our loyal fans they call us fools and anyone wit a half mind knows by now that the media wants us to fail miserably
    its our club why shouldnt we be biased lets not care of their opinions becoz it hasnt done us any favours get behind king kev and keep the faith NUFC FOR EVER

  • Bryan

    Feb 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #23

    I hope he never gets to manage in the Prem again. What chairman/owner would want him after these comments?
    I love to hear him sound off like this because all he is doing is putting a nice big wedge between him and any Prem club looking for a new manager.
    Eventually he will find his level: the Morpeth Sunday League. Actually thats an insult to all those who manage in that league.
    Retire with what dignity you have left.

  • James Mercer

    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Dragoner, please explain why it was a disgrace “how allerdyce got sacked” and if you forget the press garbage regarding NUFC how could any of the clubs/directors/owners/managers possibly conduct their business in a more disgraceful way than Spurs and the Martin Jol debacle ??!!
    Ps. Dragoner, Are you a NUFC supporter ??

  • ObaFan2

    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #25

    MA’s big mistake was not to sack him when he bought the club.

    We don’t know who BSA really wanted in January but the thoughts and press were that he was wanting to sell our creative Emre and replace him with nothing…… well Nolan !

    BSA never achieved anything of major note, he managed to stifle teams like Arsenal with his negative tactical Bolton and was doing the same here.

    His purchases for this season were definately hit and miss.

    Sour grapes and a huge pay off, suprised that if it was a mutual agreement for him to leave that no clause was put into place to stop him opening his big gob on the matter!

    LOSER !

  • big pea ov the weab

    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #26

    i think that sams sacking was diabolical i think he should have been givvin at least 3 years to turn our club around am still on the fence about kevin keegan i just dont think hes got wot it takes to be a premiership manager in this day and age

  • Hadrian

    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #27

    any supporter that wants to give sam 3 years at his club should be charged with crimes to football .
    never in a million years growing up watching the likes of gazza beardsley and waddle did i ever expect to see newcastle playing like wimbledon .
    half the premier league teams line up this way lately it seems , and its fashionable to praise them when they pull off upsets , but if thats your ambition you can stick it !!!

  • Leo*

    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #28

    “They can’t stand the pressure”

    hahahaha mike ashley and chris mort cant handle pressure! are you mad fat boy?

    he is just steeming because he didnt get the ireland job!

    shame on you!

  • George

    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Got admit Ed a bit disappointed about the comments today, but they are the same comments he said on sky sports pre our televised game with Boro. At that time i said he was in denial of his short comings during his spell as NUFC manager. From the lack of response, i can only asume that at that time many fans not at the game were ordering another pint at the bar when SA was spouting forth. Just amazed that some weeks later it is suddenly a talking point, when we are told repeatedly old news is no news.

  • Hadrian

    Feb 16, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #30

    actually George these comments are new and in response to his mate being sacked .

  • nufctj

    Feb 16, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #31

    irrelevant drivel

  • George

    Feb 16, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Sorry Adrian but you are wrong, ask ED, as i contacted Ed about the comments a couple of weeks ago asking him what he and others thought of SAs comments. Everything he said on skysports is vertually word for word for what he says in the paper. Also Nigel Pearson has done several inteviews since departing NUFC and has repeatedly said” I decided to resign for personal reasons” and ” my decision to go had nothing to do with the new manger”. In this day and age no body keeps quiet about things like this, so why can supporters accept he left on his own accord,instead of saying what is best in their own eyes. And the most recent Mark Howard again left on his own accord. Not sacked, Not pushed nothing. He left after using his own mind to decide. No conspiracy.

  • Greek-toon

    Feb 16, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Sam is a very clever man. In a job for 8 months, arses around, gets sacked and walks off with 5 million quid. Brilliant!

  • Greek-toon

    Feb 16, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #34


    I can exclusively reveal that Sam Allardyce has been relieved of his duties as manager of his own breakfast table.

  • Greek-toon

    Feb 16, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #35

    NEWSFLASH**** Fans hail the return of Special K**** Sam makes a dog’s breakfast of it.

  • Hadrian

    Feb 16, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #36

    those comments were sam on sky , these latest ones are sam on talksport .
    two different interviews seperated by a week .

  • chrisbunton

    Feb 16, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Dragoner…F@#k off will you. Nobody on this board likes you…..go and support Sunderland you clueless t@#t!!!

  • arctoa

    Feb 16, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Touché. People are entitled to their own opinions; whether I think they’re silly ones or not is mostly irrelevant and the same goes for everyone else.

  • Stamford Toon

    Feb 16, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Big Sam would have succeeded given time. Supporters who would not give him time got him the sack. MA & CM gave in to the supporters, they needed Sam’s knowledge of the game as it is today, not KK’s history. Those who knock the long ball should have seen how effective it was for manure today v arsenal. OK for Fergie but not for Sam?

  • CJ

    Feb 16, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Fatty the one who couldn’t stand the pressure was you fat maccum raggy tash tit.


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