UK time is: 02:40:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Reaction on Allardyce

Speaking in the wake of Sam`s exit from SJP a couple of people with north east connections have added their tuppence worth on the situation. The first was Sir Bobby:

"That's the eighth Premiership manager we've lost this season already. The pressure is too much now in the Premiership. The dismissals of manager are coming fast and frequent and it's rather sad for the game in many respects. Like most people I was very surprised and stunned by the news. I was in his company on Tuesday night, I went to see Newcastle reserves play Sunderland reserves and Sam was there. So hearing the news was without doubt a surprise, and I am stunned.'

Hull boss Phil Brown was Allardyce's assistant during part of his time at the Reebok Stadium, currently the Hull City boss, and he disagrees with suggestions that we were too big a club for him to handle.

'He managed big players (at Bolton) - Fernando Hierro, Ivan Campo, Jay-Jay Okocha, Youri Djorkaeff, the list was endless. It wasn't just a case of managing a small club, it was managing big mentalities, and I think he went to Newcastle where the hardest part is winning the mentality of the fans over, and I don't think he did.

I have no doubt in my mind he would have won them round, his ideas were ground-breaking all the time I was working with him at Bolton, and ground-breaking ideas take time to settle in. It's unfortunate he didn't get the time.'

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 10 2008

Time: 10:14AM

Your Comments

You are going through managers nearly as fast as us!
MFC67
Should have been given more time as well,your players have a lot to answer for as well.
MFC67
Sir Bob speaketh sense, Phil Brown speaketh *****e.
SirLes
To Be Honest Allardyce Was Never The Right Choice For Your Club, Difficult Job At A Once Mighty Club Whose Supporters Expactations Exceed Their Status Today...!
horseworrier
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Injury Boost Causes Pardew Headache (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Taylor's Career Not Off The Rayls (Monday November 24 2014)

Kids Continue To Prosper (Monday November 24 2014)

NUFC v QPR Match Preview and Thread (Saturday November 22 2014)

Campbell Joins Hartlepool (Friday November 21 2014)

Another Youngster Joins The Squad (Friday November 21 2014)

Draw Completes The Dreaded Outcome (Thursday November 20 2014)

Lost In Translation (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Gutierrez Joins The PR Campaign (Sunday November 16 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PieMag 245
2. BLACKBOB 27 237
3. Toon_NoMatterWot 218
4. OldLeazes 207
5. officemonkey 146
6. thecorner 106
7. McCreery 93
8. Odin 82
9. carlosvendetta 73
10. Rytoon 69

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Southampton 12 8 2 2 18 26
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17

Breaking League News

» Liverpool : 26/11/2014 22:00:00
The Ped To Europe Report.. City 3-2 Bayern
» Man City : 26/11/2014 20:40:00
Olsson Set For Surgery
» WBA : 26/11/2014 20:35:00
Koeman - We Kept Our Belief
» Southampton : 26/11/2014 20:30:00
Pellegrini - We'll Fight Until The End
» Man City : 26/11/2014 20:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 5%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 18%
Mid table 46%
Relegated 28%