What Was Allardyce Thinking On Wednesday?

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Allardyce must have reflected on his time at St James' Park, and wondered why his full strength first team couldn't produce what a patched-up side did against Stoke.

A week after his departure just eight months into a three-year contract, a team which had laboured through the 24 games of his reign left the visitors dumb-struck.

Some say Allardyce's reign was cut short because of misfortune; but most believe he would never have turned the club around.

Only at St James' Park can someone who was lost to the game (allegedly for good), turn the place into a mixture of a soap opera, pantomime and the place of a Geordie pilgrimage.

Keegan is back; Newcastle is the place to be; and I'm sure Big Sam is happy at home counting his £4m pay-off.