By Ollie Irish
Rafa’s burgeoning feud with Big Sam is a lot of fun, and it gives the Fat Waiter a chance to showcase his excellent grasp of sarcasm. After a squeaky win against robust Blackburn Rovers (who picked up five bookings and committed 25 fouls), Rafa came up with this gem:
“If they (Blackburn) are pleased with the way they play under this manager, it is their decision.
“We won so they have to be thinking about whether the style is good or not. I think it is a model for all the managers around the world, their style of football, his (Allardyce’s) behaviour.
“It is the perfect model for all the kids and I’m sure all parents will enjoy this model and encourage their kids to be the same.
“The style of football I think Barcelona are thinking of copying.”
Rafa, thanks for that.
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