Friday, November 28
Big Sam and Big Andy get loved up
Is there a budding Mills and Boon novelist lurking in Big Sam Allardyce? Earlier this month he celebrated the power of love in relation to Andy Carroll and fiance Billi Mucklow: "Andy has now got a different life - romance has blossomed. It can be very good for a footballer when they settle down off the field. When you have a relationship, you start building on that relationship by the fondness you have for each other. I think that can only be good for Andy and his football." And after the Everton defeat Sam announced approvingly: "He has had so much work done on his life. Andy has a fiancee who is the owner of a gym, a yoga gym. So as he has been striving for fitness, he has spent some time there with her." So inspired by love and yoga can we expect Sam to write a bodice-ripper where Andy accepts gifts (or at least a knock-down) from a tall dark stranger (James Tomkins) and scores the winner against Newcastle?