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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's Championship football for them next season then...
they did that years ago.
the english language would benefit from people not stuffing 'lol' into words
I hate it personally, except in this instance.
Enjoying himself at Real Madrid - success and money, but decides to come back to the UK. Man United want him but he goes to Newcastle instead. Maybe all his injuries are self-inflicted?
wanted him? Poor Michael.
didn't want him you fool
and take this stinking thread with you.
i hate the world today, especially the square foot you're standing on.
I'd hate to be a Newcastlol fan, I think I might be starting to feel sorry for them. Well..maybe not.
even i find it vaguely amusing. but to read other people laughing at it makes me puke
and we've actually got trophies in our cabinet in recent years, unlike this lot...what goes around comes around I say.
League Champions 1978
European Champions 1979, 1980
League Cup Winners 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990
FA Cup Finalists 1991
Championship (First Division) Winners 1998
Remind me which decade Newcastle last won anything?
being a Newcastle fan :-(
of that was ridiculous.
"Newcastle end long wait for silverware with....the Intertoto Cup."
And Glenn Roeder wasn't even knighted. What an outrage.
He's taking the Geordies down
Champ, champ, Championship!
a) Chris Hughton was clearly out of his depth
b) You aren't gonna get a top manager to manage a club for "6 - 8 games" and they couldn't offer anyone longer due to the issue of the club being sold.
c) You aren't gonna get a top manager to manage Newcastle at the moment anyway
d) Especially not in its present state
e) Obviously it'd be ridiculous to get an "in contract" manager for 6 - 8 games.
f) Kinnear did a good job at Wimbledon
g) He didn't do a great job at Forest but they weren't exactly in great shape when he joined.
h) Realistically who else were Newcastle gonna get? Venables didn't want it on such a short-term basis. You'd imagine O'Leary and Curbishley might have turned it down for similar reasons.
Ultimately all your left with is "is Joe Kinnear better equipped to do the job than Chris Hughton?". And the answer to that is probably "yes".
I'm just amused at the ridiculous reaction of several Newcastle fans. We're heading for a relegation battle either way, until Ashley sells, so the issue of who got the caretaker job was meaningless.
And he does that everywhere.
is that Joe Kinnear is clearly out of his depth.
He was out of touch with the game and out of his depth when he contributed heavily (no pun intended) to the demise of my club four years ago, so having been out of the game since I don't honestly see the logic in appointing him to a club whose fans self-proclaim to be "one of the biggest in Europe" other than the fact he's a) a cheap option; and b) a long-standing mate of Dennis Wise.
To my knowledge they've never been at the same club at the same time and, so far as I can gather, the "mate of Dennis Wise" thing is due to a perceived Wimbledon connection (which actually doesn't work when you consider the date Wise left Wimbledon and the date Kinnear joined)
I think the logic is that he's a cheap option, he's available now, nobody else wanted it and he's slightly less out of his depth than Chris Hughton.
the connection via club,player, coaching and boardroom association is there.
As for the suggestion he's less out of his depth than Chris Hughton I'd have to argue too...
He hasn't worked in football for four years.
His last job was an unmitigated disaster with a club that were in a similar state to Newcastle, only a bit further gone.
He was out of his depth then in the Championship so he's certainly going to be now.
I just hope he's still there on October 25th when they play Sunderland and he infuriates the Geordies by calling it "just another game". Oh, the memories of Big Fat Joe...