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December 23, 2017, 04:58:49 AM
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Jumped at the England job without a second thought for Sunderland.
Got sacked from England on the back of corruption allegations.
Ditched Crystal Palace seemingly because he couldn't be arsed.
Ends up with the biggest job in his career at Everton.

Football management is a piece of piss isn't it.
A few corrections

He had told Sunderland when the England job became available he would want it, they had plenty of notice of his desire for the role.

He left palace cause they wouldn’t match his ambition. He said he wanted to have a real go at doing something and palace owner wasn’t able to back him.

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December 23, 2017, 07:53:47 AM
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I'm proud of the Everton manager, Big Sam Allardyce speaking out on some of the disastrous policies this government is saddling the population with. No matter how long he's here and how well he does, I'll always respect him for that. It's good the name of Everton Football Club is associated with such a statement. Well said that man.
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December 23, 2017, 03:05:55 PM
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sam of the south


I'm proud of the Everton manager, Big Sam Allardyce speaking out on some of the disastrous policies this government is saddling the population with. No matter how long he's here and how well he does, I'll always respect him for that. It's good the name of Everton Football Club is associated with such a statement. Well said that man.

Bang on, Peej.

He didn't need to say this.

It came from the heart.

Something many more privileged and public figures should be saying but don't because they either don't give a shit or they don't want to upset the applecart.

Big respect from me to Sam Allardyce.

  https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/sam-allardyce-brands-britains-reliance-11739835.amp
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December 23, 2017, 03:22:10 PM
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Bluedylan


I'm always a bit cynical about incredibly rich people talking about food banks/homelessness. Maybe he's doing it on the quiet (and apologies if he is) but how much of his £6m a year is he donating? Wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he was paying an accountant to find tax loopholes, like many others. Maybe he'll donate his avoiding relegation bonus...

On a positive note, Rooney just donated £750k to various charities.
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December 23, 2017, 03:47:17 PM
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I'm always a bit cynical about incredibly rich people talking about food banks/homelessness. Maybe he's doing it on the quiet (and apologies if he is) but how much of his £6m a year is he donating? Wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he was paying an accountant to find tax loopholes, like many others. Maybe he'll donate his avoiding relegation bonus...

On a positive note, Rooney just donated £750k to various charities.

Wouldn't be surprised if he ate the brains of disadvantaged children. Obviously I've no evidence of this but I'm putting it out there anyway

Out of interest how much do you donate to homeless charities and food banks?

December 23, 2017, 03:58:34 PM
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sam of the south


I'm always a bit cynical about incredibly rich people talking about food banks/homelessness. Maybe he's doing it on the quiet (and apologies if he is) but how much of his £6m a year is he donating? Wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he was paying an accountant to find tax loopholes, like many others. Maybe he'll donate his avoiding relegation bonus...

On a positive note, Rooney just donated £750k to various charities.

Yes, but hardly any of them use their platform to even mention it, let alone spell it out as unambiguously as Allardyce has just done.

It is a direct attack on austerity, and it is to be applauded.
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December 23, 2017, 03:59:27 PM
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Bluedylan


Wouldn't be surprised if he ate the brains of disadvantaged children. Obviously I've no evidence of this but I'm putting it out there anyway

Out of interest how much do you donate to homeless charities and food banks?

Not just aimed at him, same for all obscenely rich people pontificating about those issues. Put your money where your mouth is (the rich people, not you). They need money, not good intentions.

I work for a homeless charity and donate monthly to two others.
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Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

December 23, 2017, 04:11:00 PM
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Mayor Farnum


Fuckin' commie pinko, never wanted him in the first place. And I've just seen him on Sky with red socks on.

December 23, 2017, 04:41:44 PM
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Not just aimed at him, same for all obscenely rich people pontificating about those issues. Put your money where your mouth is (the rich people, not you). They need money, not good intentions.

I work for a homeless charity and donate monthly to two others.

I agree with you generally. When millionaires come on tv promoting their brand telling us to give money. In fairness to Allardyce though he's nothing to sell and he's not asking anyone to give. He actually saying its ridiculous that people have to live on such charity

Credit where it's due you more than do your bit. Do find it a bit offensive when people who don't insist richer people should rather than them. When the reality is we are all rich compared to most

December 23, 2017, 04:42:46 PM
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I'm always a bit cynical about incredibly rich people talking about food banks/homelessness. Maybe he's doing it on the quiet (and apologies if he is) but how much of his £6m a year is he donating? Wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he was paying an accountant to find tax loopholes, like many others. Maybe he'll donate his avoiding relegation bonus...

On a positive note, Rooney just donated £750k to various charities.
Funny how you can donate to charities and not be charitable to someone speaking up for that very same cause !Merry Xmas to you .

December 23, 2017, 04:57:01 PM
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Bluedylan


Funny how you can donate to charities and not be charitable to someone speaking up for that very same cause !Merry Xmas to you .

Merry Christmas, I think x
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December 23, 2017, 04:58:05 PM
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Bluedylan


Anyway apologies for derailing. Good on Rooney.
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December 23, 2017, 06:09:18 PM
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It's not for politicising this thread that I've mentioned his statement. He's aware that the biggest impact he can make, is by saying something. No, he's not beyond criticism, but I welcome his statement and hope more start to do the same. This silence about what's happening to the poor is eerie. Anyway, back to football. :)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

December 23, 2017, 09:06:49 PM
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I'm always a bit cynical about incredibly rich people talking about food banks/homelessness. Maybe he's doing it on the quiet (and apologies if he is) but how much of his £6m a year is he donating? Wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he was paying an accountant to find tax loopholes, like many others. Maybe he'll donate his avoiding relegation bonus...

On a positive note, Rooney just donated £750k to various charities.

I don't earn anywhere near £6m a year but I take a very good wage and don't donate a penny to charity. My choice of course. Whether or not Sam does shouldn't detract from his statement, at the end of the day I don't see why people who do earn vast fortunes should donate to charity. Great result today.
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December 23, 2017, 09:13:11 PM
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Bluedylan


I don't earn anywhere near £6m a year but I take a very good wage and don't donate a penny to charity. My choice of course. Whether or not Sam does shouldn't detract from his statement, at the end of the day I don't see why people who do earn vast fortunes should donate to charity. Great result today.

Good for you. That's the spirit.
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Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.