It’s not been an easy few weeks for Sam Allardyce at Everton.
The Toffees have lost three of their last four matches, their season is petering out, and their fans are beginning to rage.
Last weekend they lost 2-1 at Burnley, while this weekend they take on Brighton at Goodison Park.
After the Burnley game, Bg Sam upset Everton fans by comparing the Toffees to Newcastle and West Ham.
Of course, Allardyce has previously managed the Magpies and Hammers. Big Sam said:
The pressure at Everton is the same as Newcastle and West Ham, but they’ve won a lot more in past years here.
But there’s the same at Newcastle and West Ham. They have lots of fans that want to see the club win things and Everton are the same. You have to try and build a team to get success back.
On Thursday, before the match against the Seagulls, Allardyce tried to walk back those Newcastle and West Ham comparisons.
Looking to set the record straight, Allardyce had another stab at getting his point across, which lead to the following trolling statement:
The history of Everton is far greater than Newcastle and West Ham.
Everton is completely different from Newcastle and West Ham. It was just a comparison. If you don’t play as well as they [supporters] expect you to play, they show their disapproval.
You’ve got to turn it around… and get everybody behind you.
For the record, heading into gameweek 30 of the season, Everton are 11th on 34 points, West Ham are 14th on 30 points while Newcastle are 16th on 29 points.