'Scandalous': Phil Brown slams Sam Allardyce treatment at Newcastle

Sam Allardyce

Phil Brown has suggested West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce will be intent on revenge over Newcastle United this weekend.

Former Derby County and Hull City manager Phil Brown told talkSPORT he feels West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will be inspired by his Newcastle past when the clubs meet this weekend.

Allardyce has a chance to register a win with West Ham, which could be enough to confine the Magpies to life in the Championship.

Brown feels the ‘scandalous’ way that Big Sam was treated when he was in charge at St James’s Park is all that he’ll need to ensure that his players take the game seriously this weekend.

“I can see Sam sticking a spanner in the works, I really can – the treatment he got when he was Newcastle manager under Mike Ashley was nothing short of scandalous – The Newcastle fans have never really forgiven him but he never got a chance,” he said.

It’s difficult for West Ham because the club has nothing to play for with their own safety secure and their position in relation to the European places too distant.

Allardyce has been left frustrated by his team’s consistent ability to concede late goals over the second half of the season, but any revenge he wants over Newcastle shouldn’t be the main reason that he urges his team to register a win.

It’s important the Hammers get a victory to give themselves some momentum heading into the summer and also for Allardyce’s own chances of earning an extended contract at the club.

If Newcastle go down in the process, that seems something Big Sam would be comfortable with.

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