Allardyce was questioned at the pre-Merseyside derby press conference about his future and hit out at reporters for spending too much time on social media, as if it was 2002 and he was their angry dad who wanted them to do their homework instead of messing on that MSN thingy.
In a statement which briefly made Everton’s own media staff look up from their Twitter accounts, Allardyce criticised the assembled media for spending too much time on Facebook and said that the only person he will listen to is Farhad Moshiri.
Allardyce blasted the Everton fanbase and reporters, asking, “Where are the doubters?
“Have you been looking at Twitter again? Facebook for 10? Your lives are really run by Twitter, Facebook and Instagram far too much.
“You’re professional journalists, you shouldn’t listen to speculating unprofessionals, which is what you’re doing, to get your stories too much.
“So be real and say there are a few that are complaining. A few speculating that my reign at the end of the season is going to not be here on many fronts on radio, TV, the papers and of course on social media.
“So you create the stir but for me that’s only a small minority. That’s what you live with, I understand it.
“Until Farhad rings me up and says ‘Sam we don’t want you anymore’ then I know I’m not wanted anymore. When everybody else says I’m not wanted or I’m going to be changed, then I don’t listen to them.”
We at NSNO would like to extend an invitation to meet with Allardyce to show him some of his doubters face to face.