Talking about Monday night’s match between Everton and Newcastle, Paul Merson has predicted…that there is no chance of Sam Allardyce resigning.
The Sky Sports pundit stating the obvious, that rather than walking out following his club asking fans to rate the manager’s performance, Allardyce will instead wait to be sacked and get a massive payout once again.
There is zero doubt that Everton fans do want rid of him, along with West Ham and Newcastle supporters they have quickly realised that Fat Sam’s football and off the pitch talk, is a toxic combination that provides a miserable existence.
Paul Merson talks about the lack of respect shown to somebody who ‘If he didn’t say what he said he’s still the manager of England…’
Which kind of once again proves just how the pundits don’t understand why so man fans detest him. Sam Allardyce (somehow!) got his dream job managing England, on a massive pay deal, then was still so greedy that he immediately was trying to misuse his new position to make even more money and was caught out.
So Merson is really saying, is that Allardyce would still be England boss if he hadn’t been caught!
With Newcastle winning their last four matches and being one of the top five form clubs since the turn of the year, Paul Merson describes Newcastle United as ‘dangerous’ for Fat Sam.
Newcastle will go above the scousers with a win and Paul Merson says this is more than possible, as ‘there’s not much between these two teams.’ Which is quite mad really when you consider how Everton have spent over £180m in only the past 10 months.
The former Arsenal and Middlesbrough player says that the last thing Sam Allardyce needs will be a defeat to Newcastle, due to the situation already with the Everton fans.
Merson predicts a 2-1 victory for Rafa’s team and I think we all wonder just how upset the Everton boss would be, knowing fine well that he could be sitting there just waiting for the club management being in a position where they need to then get rid of him in the summer, ending up with yet another massive payout for failure.
Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports:
“Newcastle are a funny team aren’t they – they’re flying!
“Four in a row. They’ve gone to Leicester and beat Arsenal.
“This is a dangerous game for Sam Allardyce.
“The fans will be turning up expecting to win, Sam will be under pressure to win, and there’s not much between these two teams.
“I’m going for Newcastle to beat Everton.
“Sam will think it [sending a survey to supporters to rate the boss] is a joke, it’s embarrassing. He’s a former England manager.
“If he didn’t say what he said he’s still the manager of England, now they’re sending out surveys. I’d expect that when I was manager of Walsall, I wouldn’t expect Sam Allardyce to get that treatment.
“I think they did it last year, but that isn’t the point. They have an England manager, someone who’s been in the game a million years – it’s disrespectful.
“Sam won’t be happy but he’ll just bite his tongue.
“You don’t want to go steaming in and resigning, especially when you could end up with four or five million…
“Prediction is Everton 1 Newcastle 2.”