Allardyce’s actions unwise, but not exactly crime of the century

The after-dinner drinks and conversation were in full flow. Sam Allardyce, then manager of Sunderland, was holding court and half a dozen football correspondents hung on his every word. Whatever your perception is of him as manager, Allardyce is great company, especially after-dinner company. A man’s man. Someone with a treasure chest of stories and […]

Barnsley coach Wright loses job after newspaper sting

A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained […]