A lot of #$%$ has been spoken on this thread but there can be NO ARGUMENT that Allerdyce's departure is good for Newcastle and for football in general. He is the biggest self promoter (and whinger) of all the managers in the Priemier league and as a result has become completely overrated by the media. Bottom line is he was given a more than sufficient amount of cash for players and half a season and he NEVER LOOKED CLOSE to turning things around at Toon. Hopefully his unconditional failure will spell the end of the boring tactics he brings to football. I am delighted that I can now return to support Newcastle as my 'second team'. Really hope the idiot board get the appointment correct this time. The long suffering and thoroughly decent folk of Newcastle fully deserve this.