I don't wish ill on the guy, but we're a better team without him. At least this way Allardyce will be forced to play his best team - and the one that did really well earlier in the season - with Valencia and Sakho hustling defenders, rather than the team Allardyce wants to play.
Now if only something would happen to Nolan, we could be set for a title push...
Meanwhile, on Tyneside, Haidara is out for the season. That leaves us with 12 outfield players and 2 proper defenders (we're pretending Williamson is a proper defender here). I think we should try to solve our long standing squad problems by selling anyone of value and stright up not replacing them cos logic and that. Surely it has to work sometime?
Edit: Hope they give Lubo Satka a go at CB, just to get some idea of whether or not he has a future with us. Doubt they will though, important derby game and all that jazz.