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This is the moment to stop!!!

Premiership Newcastle United
by Cambspie (U7321495) 07 May 2007
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Now just hold on for a minute. Glen has gone and all of a sudden there is a huge rush to elect Sam into the NUFC managerial mincing machine. There is only one game to go and the Toon cannot get relegated. I suggest the following;
Let the team play its last game under the remaining managerial staff. Let the team put what guts they have under a Watford magnifying glass and see what pride they have as individuals.
Next advertise to all comers for a new long term manager, inviting those truly interested from anywhere to apply. I include Sven, Sam, Chris Coleman, Steve Bruce, Van Gaal, and all those want the job.
The selection process should gauge in part the applicant's passion for Newcastle United.
This should be a NUFC last chance for a new manager over 4 years.
This process would eliminate potential managers just interested in money and will give time for the Club to seek any baggage or nightmares in any applicants' closets.
The team must remain as they are until after the selection process.
To act in haste could mean repent at liesure.

We should than Glen for his services as a patch up manager who kept the club in the premiership when it could have gone. Thanks in particular to his youngsters who did the job. They should all be retained.

The next manager should be a man who wants the job and is prepared to fight for it.

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posted May 8, 2007

Strachan would be a great man for Newcastle, not the self styled, self hyped "Big Sam"........one of the best sets of fans in England deserve better than Freddy Sheppard........

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posted May 8, 2007

Limerickjohn - I agree. I don't think Allardyce is the right man. I think he is overrated. He did well in the transfer market but his tactics are just simple and uninspiring.

Newcastle are a side with the potential to play in the same manner as Man Utd or Arsenal. They have players with attacking flair like Duff and Dyer.

Bolton beat Portsmouth 1-0 last season. I remember it well as when Bolton went 1-0 up, Allardyce resorted to the dirty, boring old Italy style tactics. That won't work with Newcastle

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posted May 8, 2007

dyer is one big chip bowyer was right to have ago at him because he is like a primma donna,never gives a 100% they go to newcastle to have an easy time glen is a nice guy but a rubbish manager ask the hornet fans

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posted May 8, 2007

I agree that most geordies are being very impatient, it gets me right ticked off when you hear lads blaming the manager.
Most of these types (usually pint tippers too lazy to play footy, or video game junkies who think they can manage a team) have never played football, or if they did werent any good, if they were seriously good players they would know its all down to the players when things go pear shaped. You cant expect the manager to be telling you what and when to do it, you got to be able to think for yourself dont you.

Freddie Sheppard is the one to blame in my opinion, do you know this guy runs a dodgy quay in wallsend, ripping off offshore companies to use his quay to load supplies for the north sea.
This is the guy who puts pressure on the managers when they 'cant deliver' his impossible and unreasonable timetables.
Maybe if sheppard was physically fit and active himself he would have a better respect and understanding of what TEAMWORK needs to succeed.

Its been too easy for the fans to blame managers since whenever something hasnt went the way it should, the fans see the manager get sacked. Look beyond that my fellow geordies, soil always rolls downhill.

HOW ABOUT THE FANS SACK FREDDIE SHEPPARD, HAVE ANOTHER CHEESEBURGER FREDDIE!

Allerdyce was found to be doing dodgy things in the FA, why is everyone forgetting that?

Im not bothered who takes over, it could be a bleedin budgie or sir alex, the same thing would happen as 9 times before. im sure they both either quit or be sacked beacuse thats what happens when you dont listen and deliver, or listen and dont deliver.
You cant win.

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posted May 8, 2007

I cannot believe Glenn Roeder has got stick for his time at Newcastle but it is a classic example of why clubs like Newcastle, Man City, Leeds and Nottingham Forest will never make it back to the top. It seems to me that they are all too obsessed about their own sense of self importance as a "huge club!" that they lack the patience and the realism to allow their teams to build gradually. All they want is instant success and staying mid-table despite an injury ravaged season is considered abject failure. The reality of modern football is that only 4 clubs can demand immediate success from their managers and everyone else must be content with constant consistency and improvement, and you need to wait more than 1 and a bit seasons to see that.

If Big Sam does come in I hope he's given the time he deserves otherwise I see Newcastle remaining like Tottenham in the 90s and Aston Villa since the dawn of time, consistently boring.

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posted May 8, 2007

How about Aidy Boothroyd?

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posted May 8, 2007

Is there a manager anywhere who could do this job? Unless he has the money - or has backers with the money - to get rid of the directors and sell/fire the entire first-team squad (with the possible exception of Shay Given), nobody has a chance. As worriedjrobbo said, players go to Newcastle for an easy time (and the money, of course): I can't think of a player in the first team who has both the quality to play in the premier league and the necessary commitment to playing for the club. Even if a new manager could get rid of all the sulky has-beens and hangers-on, though, would he be able to persuade any decent players to move to Sid James's Park?

The only managers currently working in the premier league whom I could see making a reasonable attempt at managing Newcastle are Steve Coppell, David Moyes and Martin O'Neill. Coppell's eccentricities might be too much for many supporters (ditto Gordon Strachan), Moyes would have to be either totally deranged or seriously boracic to consider leaving Everton for Newcastle. O'Neill has money at Villa now and has a rebuilding plan under way, so he's not likely to move to another club and start all over again.

Steve Bruce is hopeless (and slippery: ask any Crystal Palace supporter), Tony Mowbray has produced a team whose inconsistency rivals Newcastle's, George Burley has a history of falling out with chairmen, as well as illegal talks with other clubs while still in managerial posts. So, it doesn't look like anybody could be poached from one of the top championship sides (both Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy have managed Sunderland and would not be accepted by the Newcastle supporters).

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posted May 9, 2007

Alan Pardew?

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posted May 9, 2007

Freddie Sheppard is dodgy and so is Sam Allardyce. In an ideal world neither should be associated with Newcastle United. The latest name to be thrown into the hat is Gerard Houllier; either he or Gordon Strachan could do the job (as many others could) but do they want to go to Newcastle. It would be nice if they both applied. Houllier probably has the desire to come back to England but I doubt if he will while Freddie is in charge. It may be a case of a good manager will only come when Freddie goes, the same as what happened at Villa with Doug Ellis.

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posted May 9, 2007

Actually I would get Niel Warnock, the guy has lots of experience. Lets face it to get Sheffield into the EPL was a major achievement they are certainly not a big club.

However (btw I am a Man U fan) Newcastle fans must be realistic about where they can be at the end of any given season. When the Hall's effectively pulled out of the investment area of the club, they stopped buying or attracting top clubs i.e. another blackburn etc.

Please dont see this as goading, I am just trying to manage expectations. If you ask any tier one player if they want to play in front of 70,000 fans or at a much smaller stadium; the answer will invariably be 70k fans.

The club needs to be gutted and embrace the concept of slowly, slowly catchy monkey. If a manager and I say manager as opposed to coach; is allow to rebuild the squad completely, Newcastle could become a consistent top six side. However Newcastle fans have to be realistic and not expect returns immediately.

Look at Sunderland, in August they never believed that they would be champions- I actually made that bet :D 50/1 with Paddypower

Just relax and allow rebuilding to take place.

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