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The Fiver | Barking loudly for egg and chips at meal times

In today’s Fiver: Bilic does one, Emenalo does one, Pirlo does one, Schneiderlin does one, Mirallas does one and Makélélé does one

During his latest whinge about the lack of opportunities afforded to British managers in the Premier League, Sam Allardyce told Saturday’s Match of the Day audience that it’s “always time an English manager is given a chance” as far as he was concerned. “Or a British manager – there’s no doubt about that and there’s not enough of us given a chance.” It was the second time in a week Big Sam had espoused this view; the same Big Sam who was given the chance to manage England on the back of chances he’d previously been given at Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland. Most recently, the 63-year-old was given the chance to manage Crystal Palace in the top flight and is expected to get the chance to manage Everton any day now. So, just the eight chances then for poor neglected Big Sam at the expense of those pesky foreigns.

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