'Why is he still banging on about Everton?' Some Toffees laugh at what Allardyce has said now

Sam Preston February 19, 2021
'Why is he still banging on about Everton?' Some Toffees laugh at what Allardyce has said now
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Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce has referenced the club’s spending in a recent interview.

Allardyce is currently struggling to steer West Brom away from the relegation zone.

But he feels he’d have had a chance of steering Everton into the top four if he’d been able to spend the money other Toffees managers have been able to.

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“I thought Newcastle was going to be the big one for me when I moved there. And then Everton when I got that one,” said Allardyce.

“On Everton particularly, the amount of money they had to spend. (They) would then be a big club – Manchester City have become a big club by spending at least £450 million just on defenders.

“So Everton had not as much spending power as that but have had big spending power. If I’d have had that spending power, I’d have been wanting to get them into the top four.

“That was my biggest opportunity after Newcastle to put somebody in amongst the top four now. Everton had that chance but I didn’t get that chance, sadly.”

Unsurprisingly, some Everton fans had their say on the fact that Allardyce was sacked their club in 2018 but he’s still talking about them.

Many of the comments centred around Allardyce’s two signings during his brief reign.

Cenk Tosun was signed for a reported £27 million and BBC said at the time that the fee to land Theo Walcott was more than £20 million.

Both men are still contracted to Everton but out on loan at Besiktas and Southampton respectively.

With that in mind, here’s some of the reaction to Allardyce’s comments on the blue half of Merseyside:

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.