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We have been through the stormy and cold tyneside weather for the last couple of months. United supporters finally realise the way of success is not happening in 15 or 16 games in one season, and start to “Just Read It and Laugh” to any speculations about the Toon from the press.
Recently, Nicky Butt has urged the club (and supporters) not to sack Sam Allardyce. The Magpies recorded their first win since the victory over Tottenham in October thanks to Habib Beye's header, but it has not stopped the debate about Allardyce's future at the club.
Debate, what debate?
Sky reporting today, there have been rumblings of discontent around St James' Park after a disappointing start to the season. Correct me if I'm wrong, actually we have the more successful start of the campaign for the last 10 years. Allardyce's position has been questioned, despite only taking up the Newcastle reins in the summer.
True, Big Sam has been questioned about it for the last couple of weeks, but recently all the questions have got the answers.
Nicky Butt – one of United's player who has played under four different managers since his move from Manchester United in 2004 – is hoping Big Sam can do a replicate of the successful set-up at his old club.
“The culture of sacking managers doesn't work,” said Butt. “When you look around at top teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United the managers have been there for a lot of years and have created stability.”
He said more on SkySports site and give an example of how the current top two teams of the Premier League table has been through before getting the shape of they are today.
Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson have been there for long time and with a support from their management and supporters through thick and thin, finally they get it right. Butt said, they can do that because their manager can learn the ins and outs of the club.
“The last few weeks have hurt us,” Butt added. “Things have been reported that have upset the players and the manager. It wasn't true and cut deep and put everyone under pressure.”
The Geordie boy Steve Bruce said the pressure under Big Sam was ridiculous. Bruce questioned back “What on earth is all that about” He said Allardyce only been four months as Newcastle manager.
“He has proved beyond doubt he is a good manager and he will turn Newcastle around. For goodness sake, give the geezer a chance. This is the crazy side of the game.”