Comment: Big Sam will back in a job before Christmas if he wants because he brings results
Colourful tales are being told about the previous regime and his current crop of players.
Only this time, the England manager knows the people he is talking to are journalists. Indeed, the bar bill was being picked up by the FA media department, ear-wigging as they scurry around replacing each bottle their new manager empties.
Having appointed Allardyce, the FA wanted to give journalists a first-hand blast of the Big Sam effect they had bought into.
Here was the larger-than-life character who was going to breathe energy into a national team at its limpest ebb. And so what if some of the... read more
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