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.