Sam rant at Rafa part 134
Clearly there is no love lost between Sam Allardyce and Rafa Benitez - both are stubborn men and love to gloat but Sam may have taken this to a new level with this little beauty of a rant.
It will certainly light the flames ahead of tomorrow.
Big Sam, speaking to Sky Sports said - 'I've no worries about what he thinks about me or my team, my side can beat them on any given date - that is the most important thing to me.
'We know we can beat them because I did it at the Reebok. Because he didn't like it, he found some excuse about how we played. Arsene Wenger did it, Jose Mourinho did it - they all do it when they get their backsides smacked about.
'He has had a bee in his bonnet for a while. He is entitled to have his opinion as everyone and it's nice to have someone complaining about you when you are beating them. What's the point of having a drink after the game and the other manager saying 'don't my team play good football' when we've been beaten 2-1 or 3-1.
'I know how good a boss I am and how good a job I can do. I wouldn't have been in the Premier League for 19 years if I couldn't do it.
'So it's not of any importance to me what Rafa Benitez thinks about what I do and don't do.'
Jesus Christ, that will wind up the Spanish waiter up no end!!!