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Big Sam gets his revenge

January 18, 2009
By Richard Jolly
If Sam Allardyce and Newcastle United was a marriage destined for failure, it is hard to claim the latter has experienced happier times or found a more suitable partner since their bad-tempered divorce. Allardyce's eight months on Tyneside were characterised by a mutual lack of understanding - Newcastle's philosophy was a mystery to him, his ethos utterly alien to them - but the glee at his departure hardly prefaced an improvement.

Twelve months after his departure, they are in a lower ...

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