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Fans disgraceful attitude towards manager

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by Predator (U4072702) 24 November 2007
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Sam Allardyce was being screamed at today with shouts of "You don't know what you're doing" by the Newcastle fans over his substitution choice.

I couldn't believe what I was hearing - how long has he been manager? 5 minutes? All that will do is destablise a team yet again that hasn't won anything since just after the war - how can the fans be so stupid - will anyone be good enough for their delusions of grandeur?

I suggest Newcastle learn to accept where they are in the scheme of things and back their manager because he's the once making the decisions, not them.

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posted Nov 25, 2007

Just reading over some comments and neova2 said that stevie G should take back what he said about foreigners affecting the premiership. Damn right he should. HE was booked for diving against croatia and he's ALWAYS diving. England got back into that game through a penalty that Defoe completely conned the ref into by DIVING. IS DIVING ONLY UNACCEPTABLE WHEN FRENCH AND ITALIAN PLAYERS DO IT? Stevem Gerrard has taken full advantage of diving in the premiership and just jumped on the anti-foriegn-influx bandwagon to try to "keep it real." MORON.

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posted Nov 25, 2007

i think allardyce should be respected.

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posted Nov 25, 2007

Tinrooftonto

Defoe had his shirt pulled - whether he fell over dramatically or not, if you pull a shift it is a direct free kick offence and inside the penalty area, that makes it a penatly. Its in the rules and you should read them.

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posted Nov 25, 2007

Totally agree with the above - everybody wants an immediate return to Champions League football and challenging for the title, but it isn't going to happen instantly.

Our club did not help matters by sacking every manager that had a bad run - they merely reinforced the idea that instant succes is achievable and if it doesn't happen then the manager has failed.

Now the owners and management has changed and so has the attitude, and the fans need to realise that every team needs to start at the bottom and work up - we're back near the bottom now.

Face it - we're a big-time club with a small-time team. What do we expect? Bear in mind that finishing 13th will be an improvement on last season - that's the level we're at now, NOT top six.

I still believe that Allardyce has a lot of work to do to get us into a top HALF team, given the quality of the Premiership now - there are no easy matches anymore unless you're one of the big four, when you have had reasonably decent management for some years.

Keegan spoiled us he really did...

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comment by gillie (U10458939)

posted Nov 26, 2007

Ali - as you said you where sitting at the back so you probably missed all the best bits thats why you dont know why all the pundits are praising stevie and Torres!

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posted Nov 26, 2007

Allardyce at Bolton was a fantastic manager, bringing in player after player who had a reputation as a "bad boy", making them knuckle down, work hard because they as he knew that this was their last chance. with limited resources he shone but at Newcastle there will be no excuses, he had not bought well, Parker replaced by Barton. too big a club for him and he will fail.

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comment by conejo (U5340665)

posted Nov 26, 2007

This is a combination of disappointing form, injuries and THAT England result.
As a neutral I still think BSA is a good manager and judge of players - Geremi and Barton are both capable of fantastic football. BS brought in some excellent players at Bolton (Okocha, Campo etc) who needed time.
Having said that, after the England game I would have booed anything that moved just to vent my frustration and the fact that the summer of 2008 has been ruined by people who earn riduculous salaries (whatever effort they put in).
I know you shouldn't tie in club results with country but it was a bad week, and I've no doubt for the Geordies a bit more than a week.
Bottom line - he needs time and if he doesnt get it I would still be happy to see him manage England.

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posted Nov 26, 2007

Predator,
Defoe dived. Don't be so blind. England dived and cheated their way back into a game that they deservedly lost. ENGLISH PLAYERS DIVE... So don't try and get up on your high horse and tell me they don't. Steven Gerrard dives as much as anyone.

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posted Nov 26, 2007

gillie, I can assure you I saw every bit of the match. Torres didn't need to do anything special to rip through our "defence". Liverpool didn't need to move out of 1st gear.

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posted Nov 27, 2007

Predator

I have to agree with tinrooftonto.....Defoe dived or at least was fouling as much as being fouled against! I don't like seeing this either for or against! Leaves a bit of a nasty taste! Of course there is always the chance that we get a reputation as "divers" potentialy costing us a 'proper' decision in the future.....Sorry but it is the way I saw it!

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