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Allardyce: “We have to forgive Mark”

MarkNobleSam Allardyce has made it clear the team has to forgive and forget Mark Noble’s penalty miss against Spurs on Saturday.

The manager – pointing to the midfielder’s nearly faultless record in front of goal – said: “I would want the rest of the players to forgive Mark and not lie on him as a heavy burden as he doesn’t deserve it.

“We’ve got to forgive him for missing the odd one and the rest of the lads should have made up for that.

When Nobes came in they should have smacked him on the back of the head and said don’t worry about it we’ve got you out of jail as we should have won.”

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2 comments on “Allardyce: “We have to forgive Mark”

  1. Sorry but this sounds like Sam IS blaming Noble. A classic “I don’t want to point the finger BUT….” I haven’t heard any fans holding it against him, he has a good record and you have to expect a miss every now and then. Why does Sam feel the players need to forgive him?

  2. Agree totally, it reeks of “I wasn’t going to say anything but….” Just deflecting any responsibility from himself.
    I’m glad the OPTA stats proved Mark had a great game – Thanks for printing those Hugh

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