Rodney Marsh comments on Sunderland’s survival chances, mocks Sam Allardyce

Allardyce deflated

Sunderland are in the Premier League relegation zone at the moment.

Former Queens Park Rangers forward Rodney Marsh has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Sunderland will avoid relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.

Sunderland are second from bottom in the league table at the moment with just three points from eight matches.

However, with former Newcastle United and West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce now in charge of the Black Cats, there is renewed optimism at the Stadium of Light.

Forward QPR and Manchester City forward Marsh believes that Sunderland will avoid the drop, but he has mocked Allardyce’s playing style, branding it as “hoofball”.

The football Allardyce’s teams have played over the years has not been pretty, but it has been ‘effective’.

The Englishman knows the Premier League inside out, and he is the best man to keep Sunderland up.

While one can expect the Black Cats to play direct and long-ball football (or 'hoofball'), it is points that matter for Sunderland right now, not the style in which they are achieved.

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