All those West Ham fans wetting themselves at the thought of Di Canio managing the club might like to reflect after tonight's Blunderland horror show.
Just like his idol Mussolini, Di Canio started well at the Stadium of Plight, but the Premiership is a 38 game season and a couple of victories count for little in the long run. The win over Newcastle was courtesy of some dreadful decisions by the officials and Everton should have left the North East with at least a point. Tonight's performance and result have put everything into true perspective.
Now tell me, when was the last time an Allardyce team surrendered so pathetically? We were very poor at Sunderland and shipped 3 goals, and it's true that Arsenal tore us apart at the Emirates - but Arsenal are a much better team than Villa! Of course, the same excuse cannot be given for the 5-1 mauling at Ipswich last season but Allardyce was focused on the transfer window that night.
Il Duce Di Canio may prove me wrong but I don't expect him to be a Premiership manager this time next year. Allardyce, on the other hand, will keep doing what he is best at: organising his team to play the percentages and punch above their weight. Like we did at the weekend, when we pushed Mancini's millionaires close.
Allardyce is like the Nationwide Building Society - boring but reliable; trusting Di Canio is like putting your mortgage on zero in a casino - exciting but very, very dangerous. Sunderland have opted for the thrill ride and may well live to regret it!
So, when was the last time an Allardyce side shipped six goals?