Gartside leaves Newcastle boss Allardyce fuming

Gartside claimed in a radio interview before the Barclays Premier League match that supporters had become bored with the team's style of play.

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Allardyce, who left with two games to go last season, was stung by his remarks.

"The Bolton chairman has been saying a lot about me and I am very disappointed with the comments he has made," he said after the 3-1 victory at the Reebok Stadium.

"But actions speak louder than words. We played them off the park and won the game.

"That answers everything for me, rather than get into a fight.

"I would rather look forward than back. I have moved on and left Bolton in the best state it has ever been in.

"I do not understand his (Gartside's) thinking. He believes I have done certain things which I have not.

"He really should not. I have given them a great platform so I do not know why he is so critical of me."