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Sam Allardyce blames Arsene Wenger for his rubbish football reputation

Rubbish Shirt, Sam…


Remember when Arsene Wenger was first appointed Arsenal boss? Remember the whole ‘Bloody foreign managers, ay? Coming here and taking the jobs of good ol’ British managers and being rude and snotty about it. Discussing things like ‘tactics’ and other fancy concepts’?

Remember? REMEMBER?! Well it seems like some people have yet to move on. And by ‘some people’ we mean Sam Allardyce.

Not content to sit quietly in a darkened room slobbering Pot Noodle down himself during his exile from the game, Mr Allardyce has come out of hiding to talk more nonsense about Wenger and how the Frenchman is responsible for him being labelled a long-ball encourager…

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Allardyce had this to say:

“The tag attached to myself you just can’t get rid of it once it’s there. And it wasn’t done by the media, it was done by fellow managers. That was the disappointing thing.

“It wasn’t disappointing when we kept beating them but it was disappointing that they didn’t have the courtesy to give us the credit that we deserved.”

Actually, that ‘tag’ tends to attach itself rather readily to teams who do play the long ball. A lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. As much as The Spoiler loves a bit of Barca-esqu-tika-taka, we also love teams that use any means at their disposal to get a win.

However, this massive chip on Allardyce’s shoulder needs to eff off pretty soon. He’s like a friend called Adam that refuses to let go of the fact you once mentioned his girlfriend, Sarah, could be a little bit annoying now and again and keeps bringing it up all the bloody time. STOP IT! It’s not very becoming and makes you sound like a d*ck, Adam Sam.

That’s not all Allardyce said though. Speaking of the mini-not-really-anything-at-all-spat between Kenny Dalglish and Wenger, he said:

“I don’t know him well enough to like him or dislike him but I think his own self-importance takes him into an area where he can become rude with what he does, in terms of ignoring you and ignoring what you do.

“For instance, he’s not shaken my hand in the past and walked straight down the tunnel because he’s frustrated with one thing or another. For me, that just isn’t right.

“This country does its football this way. They are unwritten rules I know but, if you’re going to work in this country, it’s courteous to shake hands.”

He then went on to say something beginning with the words:

“I’m not racist, but…”

Not really. Sam – please let it go. It’s becoming very annoying and we happen to think you’re a pretty tidy manager, so lets not ruin it, ay?

4 responses so far
  • Joe // April 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    If you don’t already do so, you should follow @TheBig_Sam on Twitter for a greater understanding of the man’s darkest thoughts. Hilarious.

  • James // April 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t even like Arsene Wenger, but I’d have to admit that if Allardyce was made manager of my club I’d probably rip up my season ticket. His teams played mostly boring, physical hoof it football – you wouldn’t want to pay to watch it.

  • Jordan Nice // April 19, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Look at his head…What an enourmous head he has. He must’ve paid those girls to stand next to him…Looks ridiculous every time I see him.

    Back to footy, Big Sam is actually a decent manager, knows how to long ball a result and win games. Unfortunately, like most British managers, he is deeply Xenophobic.

    The main problem they have with Wenger is his ‘Frenchness’ and his ‘French ways’ and his ‘French looks’ and so on.

    And whats this obsession with shaking hands? If someone has been insulting me for 90mins id probably walk past his outstretched hand. Respect goes both ways Big Sam.

  • Ditto // April 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Big-Sam has always been a rubbish manager and will continue to be as long as there is some shit-head club president wanting to hire him

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