So Allardyce is absolved of all criticism, because we used to be shit away?
Not having a shot til injury time against a team that hasn't won since August? Nah, not having that.
No, no what I'm saying. I'm providing the context.
It's hard to win away in the Prem. Apart from the top teams, others don't set up to try and win away from home. Historically, we have very rarely tried to win away from home and very rarely actually won away from home. Even when we did try, we generally didn't manage it. Recently we have been a year without winning away from home so it makes sense to try and play for a point to begin with to try and build some confidence.
Uninspiring away performances were here long before Sam Allardyce and will be after he's gone.