They do take us for a bunch of brainless twats don't they? Check out "The Big Interview" with captain Kev and have a sick bag at the ready. Dear God, I had the funny idea that we have relinquished automatic promotion in recent weeks courtesy of Allardyce's inept team selections and tactics, but apparently I am completely wrong.
According to the unnamed questioner, Captain Kev has "hit some good form at the right time"! Well fcuk me! Great form! With Captain Kev leading the charge over the last 14 games, we have barely collected enough points per game to qualify for 6th place if averaged out over a 46 game season! Brilliant! Kevin is "delighted" apparently. Well I'm chuffed that he is delighted! Perhaps he fancies another season in the Championship as he might have to strip fitter and leaner should we return to the Prem!
Best of all is the defence of "direct football". The questioner - Allardyce perhaps? - sets it all up with the very direct, "The team played more directly in the second half didn't they?" and Captain Kev responds from the prepared script: "in the first half we should have tried a few more long balls to open the game up" and "it was disappointing that we didn't see it and didn't realise earlier that we were playing balls we really shouldn't have been playing".
So that's it then, the Allardyce mantra to a T. Knock it long. Lump it. Play it short and you let the opposition score. So don't fcuk about. Hit it deep, hit it long, hit it high...and charge!
Another nail in the Academy of Football! But the Allardyce supporters don't care about that do they? Never mind that the only tactic he knows can't buy a win at home for love nor money. Allardyce knows best doesn't he?