You think you're sick of it? 90% of what is said is bullsh*t anyway - Ashley's gonna sell (yeah because after putting in £70m of your own money and potential relegation being on the horizon there is only profit to be had). To be honest we all have doubts - once the "euphoria" of Keegan's appointment died down (which was pretty much a bunch of overweight 13 year olds dancing for Sky Sports News cameras - how had they even seen Keegan's Newcastle anyway? - I'm guessing it was through watching their Dad's 'Howay 5-0' Video) We did think "well probably better than Allardyce - but the mountain is much bigger now" Yes.. we think in poetic metaphors. When he was appointed manager we hoped he would take his 'apprenticeship' at Bolton and learn lessons that could be applied to a bigger club... He was really a victim of circumstance and missed out on players he wanted to sign and we were left with the car boot sale signings we eventually made. Actually when I was at St James' for our dismal 0-0 draw with Bolton I heard someone say "F**kin hell that could have been us." I laughed. This relegation battle has been in the post for years.... it finally arrived on our doormat 15 minutes after Shepherd fooked off. Its the increased competitiveness of the Premiership coupled with years of bad decisions (since FFS showed Sir Bobby the door) that leads us to where we are now. In that case Allardyce was a year ahead of his time signing 'thick try-hards' Smith, Barton, Cacapa, Geremi. I'd mention 'Larduka' but he could never be accused of trying hard... he'd probably sue me for slander. How many tins of XXXX does 60k a week buy you?