“Whatever anyone says now, at the time a bid for Bony, unproven in English football, would have represented a bigger risk than Andy, an established Premier League player. The likelihood of achieving success, had we signed Bony, was far less than with Carroll.
“Hindsight is a wonderful thing but, at the time, we were looking at these two possibilities. In my experience over more than two decades in football management, you always have to minimise the risk.”
The thing is before we signed Andy he had a terrible injury record with a high price on his head. PL established or not Carroll was a much bigger risk than Bony….end of and I add Allardyce’s two decades of experience should of told him that but his pigheadedness overalled his brain.