Date: 8th May 2018 at 7:30am
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On the back of the bore draw between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park, the typical Premier League media commitments see the usual types of interviews being conducted in the aftermath of the game. The relationship between fans and Sam Allardyce seems to show no sign of abating, as he insists he’ll remain next season, talking of success this year with a seemingly growing number of fans insisting on the opposite.

The truth is he was brought in to do a job and tighten us up as his forte and he has done that. At home, in general, we play with a little more freedom, however, Southampton wasn’t an aberration. What has really stuck in the throats of fans has been our showings away from home as there has been little to shout about, either in results or performances.

Fans are naturally split with Allardyce’s opponents tending to be more vocal.

Often now, as a player sticks their head above the parapet, they become the target for the frustration of the faithful but Cenk Tosun continues to mostly avoid that with many believing a new style of play would certainly see him reach his peak given the flashes we’ve seen from the man so far.

Speaking to the Official Site the Turkish striker promised that ‘next season will be better’ and his sentiment wasn’t missed on social media.

“The likes of Theo, Yannick, Gylfi – they are players who know the league longer than me. We have a good relationship but next season will be better. If you know each other and where you run, the midfield and wingers know where to make their passes. It will get better and next season it will be even more so. That’s good for me because I want to score more goals. I think if I have a full pre-season with the team and the manager I will feel better, score more goals and help the team more next season.”

What actually lies in store for the club over the summer remains to be seen, but this isn’t what people expected when Farhad Moshiri took the reins.