Craic & Codology

Big Sam rues chance to fail

SAM ALLARDYCE says that his biggest regret will be not being able to bomb out at a major tournament as England manager.
“As a young man I looked up to the likes of Graham Taylor and Steve McClaren,” said Allardyce. “Later I was inspired by Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson.
“Now I’ll never get the chance to crash out to Latvia in the last group game, I’ll never know how it feels to lose 2-0 to Norway in a round of 16. All the things you dream of as a young English manager, I’ll never get to experience, all because of entrapment. It’s not fair.”