What a pair of clowns
Their poor performances were two of the reasons that Glenn Roeder is no longer in a job.
And now they have more or less thrown the towel in on their careers with Newcastle United.
Oba Martins and Charles N' Zogbia's petty strops ahead of the final game of the season at Watford summed up just what is wrong with this crazy club.
It seems that the players are calling the shots here and it's going to take a big hard man to sort them out.
But haven't we been here before?
Graeme Souness was called upon to do the same as manager back in 2004 but couldn't complete the job after gaining some early respect.
Yet in the end he only succeeded in driving away Craig Bellamy - one of the best players at the club by some way - and almost took Newcastle to the Championship.
Now Big Sam must come in and be hard but fair.
It's no good treating this lot like naughty schoolboys because some of them appear to enjoy it.
Quite what Allardyce must do is beyond me and if I knew then my CV would long have landed on the big welcome mat at St James' Park.
But we can only live in hope that Big Sam's magic Reebok recipe works at Gallowgate.
One thing is for sure at least the board haven't messed around and waited four games into the new season with the kitty already spent on other players by the previous manager.
And the hope is that with a bit of cash behind United and a new approach to life in the Premiership, which will hopefully bring back a bit of pride, Big Sam can take United forward.
And after the debacle at Watford yesterday, he is going to have a huge job on his hands.
Starting with sorting out Martins and N' Zogbia