Dear God, the thought of it is probably giving Allardyce sleepless nights. He has a talented South American in his squad and, with survival all but guaranteed, he might feel under a little pressure to give the guy a game.
You what? Actually play the lad? But he has the F word. He has flair!
And then there's the impending threat of the Return of Ravel. This guy's a shit, no doubt about it, but Lee Clark is enthusing about him after recent performances and even Unreal City have been rumoured to be interested.
Just imagine if Paulista stayed, Morrison returned, and they were selected along with Joe Cole. Allardyce would have an epileptic fit. For crying out loud, will somebody tell them to stop arsing around and lump the bloody ball forward!