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Are mainstream media missing an important point of the Allardyce story?

Some interesting thoughts shared by one of our readers:

“It is interesting to see what happened to Big Sam.
What if as I reckon he was given an APN, didn’t have hundreds of thousands at his disposal, so went after quick bucks to pay for it? Even wealthy football managers don’t have that sort of cash lying around.
Of course we will never know the truth but I’m sure that’s what happened. If that is the case then I do feel sorry for him, I’m sure the media though will paint him as being greedy but there is more to the story than that.”

That would certainly be congruent with Allardyce’s comments on HMRC’s mode of operation.

Was “Big Sam” pushed into a corner by HMRC over the “retrospective advance payment” of an imaginary tax debt? If so, would that be indeed? Is there more than meets the eye?

We don’t know. But let’s all hope that some real investigative journalists will be found to get to the bottom of the story.

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Sam Allardyce summarizes HMRC and APNs

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Sam Allardyce says it like it is:

“It’s the most corrupt business in the country at the minute, HMRC”

“They fly out tax demands without any real knowledge whether they should or shouldn’t.”

“They just put ‘em out willy-nilly and  people s*** themselves and pay them.”

“Then they go to your accountant, and if you’ve got a s*** accountant, the accountant s**** himself and says, well you must owe them, you had better pay it.”

Sounds spot on to us!