Everton manager Sam Allardyce has lashed out at the media for creating negativity around the club, but Everton fans think there’s only one person creating negativity.
Everton were in a sorry state when Sam Allardyce took over from Ronald Koeman, but despite leading them to Premier League safety Big Sam is yet to win over the fans at Goodison.
However, the manager claimed in his pre-Liverpool press conference that only a “small minority” of fans are unhappy with his reign, and blamed the press for reading too much into social media.
Asked if a derby win would convince some of the doubters, he said: “Where are the doubters?
“Have you been looking at Twitter and Facebook? Your lives are really run by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram far too much.
“You are professional journalists. You shouldn’t listen to speculating unprofessionals which is what you are doing to get your stories.
“So be real and say that there are a few that are complaining and there a few that speculate that my reign at the end of the season will not be here – on many fronts, on radio, on TV, in the papers and social media.
“You create the stir but really for me that’s only a small minority.”
Everton were booed off the pitch by large sections of Goodison Park after the loss to Manchester City, and several fans walked out of the stadium at half time, so the manager’s claims that only a minority are unhappy might be a little off.
Fans have been annoyed since his arrival by his smug demeanor and negative football, and if connecting with the fans is part of the job, the 63 year-old has definitely failed in that regard.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Pretty sure an undercover journalist did a pretty good story on him a year or so ago
— Ian Nicolle (@Nicollers1975) April 6, 2018
His life is run by back handers and gravy attainment.
— James (@Hitkicker) April 6, 2018
He's definitely a fan of Gregg's sausage rolls and steak bakes tho
— Colin Downey (@coldowney) April 6, 2018
I’m not and never have been a fan of Allardyce and personally I cannot wait until he’s gone!!!
— Jo (@josco19) April 6, 2018
Everton fans are NOT fans of him
— jayne mccready (@jaynetoffee) April 6, 2018
Delusional is the word we're looking for here, 40 odd thousand evertonians inside goodison may have a slight difference of opinion on that sam
— mick mckeown (@mickmckeown80) April 6, 2018