Now this is getting bloody silly. I thought the guy was talking cobblers when he described our performance on Tuesday as exceptional but now Allardyce has weighed in with praise for Rob Green.
According to Doctor Evil, Green is better than ever. But how would he know if we were so exceptional against the bottom team in the league? Surely Green would have been a passenger all night in that one wouldn't he?
Not that he was, of course. He did manage to let that attempted pass into the penalty box drift past him and hit the post. If that had gone in, it would have made the Christmas gaff dvds for the next decade, along with that debacle for England against the USA.
I do wish Allardyce would stop spinning like the proverbial top. We have eyes, and some of us even have brains, so what does he think he is achieving exactly? His summary of the game on Tuesday should have been:
"That wasn't good enough and I want to apologise to the fans. We were sub standard in every department. The defence were stretched too often, the midfield didn't function as a unit and the strikers were below par on the night. Things will be sorted for Saturday don't you worry."
I want to hear that sort of menace. Zola was too pally with the players and Grant too distant. I want Allardyce to be an evil bastard, telling the under performing tossers to shape up or he will clear them out.
The last 135 minutes of football played by this team hasn't been "exceptional" as Allardyce claimed, but unacceptable. We know that and we want a manager who admits it, not a manager who tries to deflect criticism of his tactics by pretending everything is going to plan - except for injuries and the rub of the Green.
Stop accepting the unacceptable Doctor Evil and kick these clowns into performing!