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cue MOB RULE in toon tonight
How is that different from the rest of the time?
give you southern cockernees with your 'jellied eels' an incorrect view of the North East.
makes me wonder why i'm moving there next week
I'm leaving the norf east just as it is getting good. Typical.
but in the end it's heaton i'm destined for
i want proof, goddamit
bbc sport now as well
right, who they gonna get now?
I read a thing by Pearce in the paper just today going off on one about executives interfering with how managers run the team.
No doubt, he'll be in the running for the Toon job now.
It's on Sky Sports to the News now.
I feel a bit sorry for thee mags.
What a mess.
Keegan-o has principles and stuff, he was never going to stay after they sold Milner.
they took him off the scrapheap and now he'll be right back on it.
I was never convinced his heart was in it in the first place.
Can't see him getting a managers job ever again.
"tonight mike ashley will be a sad man"
of attention today. Oh well.
what chance did curbs have ;)
"It remains my fervent wish to see Newcastle United do well in the future and I feel incredibly sorry for the players, staff and most importantly the supporters."
Not that sorry though, are you, or you would have stayed. Cunt.
Hey, the reason he left is because he wasn't really running the team anyway. Leave off El Tel, he's fragile.
As much as I hate him he doesn't seem like a yes man. If he has any sense at all he will stay well away from that job!
No. Anyway this apparently was being announced on the metro back to Sunderland and people were a bit amused.
if the board were fucking him over - perfect appointment.
sense to stay away
press conference with Shearer entering room to 'Elevation' by U2.
Please please please
INTERVIEWER: 'What do you want to happen now?'
BARCODES: 'Keegan should get together with Shearer, get a consortium together, buy Ashley out like, make sure the board and the management are all geordie like.'
INTERVIEWER: 'How would you feel about the club being bought out with Arabic money like Man City?'
BARCODES: 'That would be grand, give Keegan the money he needs to make us the greatest team in Europe, etc etc.'
West Ham fans have been spewing on that channel over the past 24 hours.
honestly!! do you really think they represent the newcastle fans?? really??
you are a stupid prick. i really wish you had had a worse time in Newcastle. Boo hoo fucking hoo you stupid cunt.
maybe if you spent more time supporting your own team. CUNT.
"KEEGAN HASN'T RESIGNED!"
Fuck off. Newcastle United have sunk to a new low..
i'm posting, don't want to be too mean
the old man is brilliant.
Hahaha, thats quality.
A WORLD WIDE STAND TO REMOVE THE MENANCE THAT IS DENNIS WISE"
I think I'm unhappier than the last time :(
(last time round, not earlier this week)
the end of a particular model of running football.
Aside from dinosaurs such as Ferguson and Wenger, who are too entrenched (and successful)to be shifted, clubs are increasingly going with a coach rather than a manager.
The coach simply takes training and picks the team. But he just works with the tools provided. He has only limited input into recruiting. It's because there is so much money riding on all this, that the guy in the tracksuit is not trusted by those who stump up the cash.
Curbishley and Keegan are so rooted in the past that they just don't understand or accept this arrangement. Benitez is chafing against it at Liverpool.
Wenger and Ferguson are anomalies, remnants. When they eventually leave their clubs, it is almost certain that they will be replaced by teams of administrators and coaches, rather than single, all powerful individuals.
Football is a business as well as a game. And increasingly, a single manager won't be allowed to run both.
seems a bit of a knee-jerk just because of what has happened to Curbishley and Keegan.
Aside from Tottenham, West Ham, Newcastle and possibly Chelsea (although Scolari seems to be dictating transfers there) where else is this happening?
Certainly not happening at United, Arsenal, Everton, Villa, Boro, Bolton, Blackburn, Sunderland, Fulham, Wigan and the newly promoted clubs. I see a lot of strong managers in those clubs. Do you reckon Roy Keane is not dictating his own transfer policy?
Agree with Curbishley and Keegan being old-skool and completely incompatible with the director of football / coach model, but really don't think it's that entrenched and can't see it taking off in the way it has on the continent.
to the super rich, where the owners are corporations and banks rather than the local millionaire who wants his long-beloved club to play with.
As I say above, I think we are in transition - when Wenger leaves Arsenal, when Fergie leaves United, their replacements will not wield the influence that those men currently do.
There will still be scope for the traditional English way of running clubs. Unfortunately, I think that the days of those clubs being able to successfully compete with the new financial super giants are numbered.