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he'll probably keep them up
I reckon it'll end in tears.
Alan what do you know about managing a football team.
Well I've watched loats of football the last few years, and I'm from Newcastle so.....
It's like Keegan never left.
I want them to stay up now.
You can always rely on us for ridiculous entertainment. I don't understand it from his point of view. He's clearly held back from the job in the post for fear of damaging his legacy, and has been quoted as saying he doesn't want to work for the current regime. From Ashley's point of view, he's gone for the 'bring back a local legend' tactic that's worked so well (!!!!!) I'm not sure what to feel about it all. I'm just surprised that Sky Sports aren't outside SJP right now catching pissed up idiots for their usual 'representative' views of our fans.
I might go by in the morning to see if the crowds have gathered.
It makes absolutely no sense at all from his point of view. Taking over if we went down and could only improve I could understand (like when Keegan took over) or if we ever achieve anything, taking over at the very top. This is more classic toon madness.
Suppose the one plus point is that the atmosphere is going to be fantastic on Saturday.
the only way is up. If he goes down (with a bit of fight) then they can just say "he had no chance" - and yeah, he could be the sort of person to give some sort of confidence boost, even if it is only very short term. And if he keeps them up he's a hero
win win situation
next year WE WIN THE LEAGUE :D
Ranging from 'is this a panic appointment by an owner with no idea how to run a football club?' (Well, fucking obviously), to 'I'd rather Wise got the job. He's a proven manager'.
Newcastle fans will think their going to win the premiership next season now...
The rent-a-gobs who always blunder their way onto SSN will state that triumphantly. Those of us with a degree of sense (there are more of us than you think) will see it as the latest chapter in the bizarrest period in our history.
....on April 1. COULD NOT MAKE IT UP.
Still, this is exactly the kind of populist move that could give us a short term boost before fizzling out spectacularly. You know, just like the great run of form we had once Keegan was appointed.
but it broke on the 31st
and we really are mad enough to do this
if i'm getting fooled then fine but i'm inclined to believe
I genuinely can't believe it. Ridiculous. It's like Keegan's return all over again.
Show us The Messiah!
Let's see if they're 'the best fans in the world' in The Championship.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxTwKKAAZ8U - 1'11"
...if course, this is true.
a) Shearer probably won't be on MOTD for the rest of the season.
b) When he gets them relegated all these silly fuckers'll stop bleating on about how he'd make a brilliant Newcastle manager.
Please relegate them
in fairytale endings.
I still reckon come Monday, they'll be 6 points adrift, and face going to Stoke the weekend after if they lose that they will be 9 points behind Stoke. They've gotta look at finishing above Stoke to mean safety, and though Blackburn will be down there too, I just can't see them winning enough games.
it was most of our senior squad. I know we'd buy and our reserves are relatively strong but we'd definitely be really scrapping to get into the play-offs (if we don't go broke)
Harper, S.Taylor, R.Taylor, Guthrie, Butt, Edgar, Ameobi, Carroll, Nolan
There's 9 players, all you need is another couple and a few ok-ish subs, some of those players would be awesome in the Championship, and I can see the lot of them staying for one reason or another.
but you'd have a year to get back up, at least.
but the others were all stayers.
he acts like he's mister newcastle these days but if someone like spurs came around with a couple of million and a premier league wage to wave in his direction he'll go.
His action man displays are becoming less and less frequent, the Arsenal game was a rare good performance. We'd get a few million for him, and that'd come in handy in the Championship.
whether you go down or not you should absolutely get rid of him.
He seems to be trying to style himself as a new John Terry/Jamie Carragher type and while he's comfortably as much of a tosser as them he's a long way from being as good. Sell him to Spurs for £8m before they realise.
Also, surely Nolan and Butt would have to go too? Seems like they're probably on pretty silly wages
he's 34 now, who'd take him?
he was on his way to birmingham when we picked him up
we get all our players we sold you this summer back on the cheap. coloccini has already said he wants to play for depor again.
think Alan Pardew said it a few weeks ago, but when big clubs go down, they don;t have provisions in the players contracts for Championship Football, for West Brom/Stoke/newly promoted teams they make provisions that hte players contacts have 2 bands Premiership pay and Championship pay for the duration of the contract.
Big club goes down and have to keep paying Premier League wages, so have to unload the players, but because theyve been relegated, the players aren't that highly thought of, so teams either don't want them, or the only team that will take them can't match the Premiership wages, aso the players decide to stay, and take the big contract.
So you're left with Premier League wage bills with Championship prize money, attendences etc. and its all a vicious circle really. The parachute payments save them the next season, so if they can get back up in one they'll be lucky, but the chances are that the already existing Championship teams are better prepared for the new season, both with personal and financially structured.
Add the boardroom turmoil, and the demanding fanbase and if the Geordies go down, if they don't come straight back up, they'll be proper fucked. Even if they do come back up, they'll be fucked still, but not as bad. I hope they go down, there an obese club, rather than a big club.
the prices would have to come down and there's no way I can afford our A or B grade premier league prices on a regular basis.
I wonder how much he's getting paid to do this?
Who are Newcastle playing this weekend? because regardless of where they end the season they are pretty certain of a win in his first game.
I'd much rather we didn't have to play Newcastle on the back of the biggest boost they could have concievably have been given at this point in the season. They're shit and Chelsea should murder them, but then that was the case at Stamford Bridge earlier this season...
so if it is the BBC have gone against the spirit of things...
would be hilarious.
I can only assume he's decided that the only way to stop us going down is to throw his all-powerful weight behind us. I'm happy about this, if only in the sense that we are no longer being managed through a relegation battle by Chris Fucking Hughton.
If Newcastle go down they'll go bust
He's passionate and he knows the club. That's all you need to manage Newcastle.
The thing is it sounds so obviously like an April Fool's you'd think the rest of the media would have been a bit cautious unless they had decent sources but its on a fuck of a lot of news websites now.
On the other hand Newcastle's board seem to be denying it and Shearer's said nothing - you'd think he'd have come out quicker if it wasn't true.
If it is a joke and Shearer's in on this Newcastle fans would surely hate him for it?
This is hilarious. The Newcastle fans are going to go apeshit, relegation is almost guaranteed now. :'D
one minute until they break the news that will burn this city
but they're still running with the story
'What do you make of Shearer being the new Newcastle boss?' 'Is he the manager, is he?! Brilliant!' Come on mate, help us out...
this might be kik indulging in his favourite pastime of 'making shit up'.
only y'know ... madder
all time Newcastle leading scorer.
Id say thats pretty succesful.
You've got Shearer for the enthusiasm and commitment but whose managerial inexperience might mean a lack of tactical nous. It makes sense therefore to pair him up with a number two with enthusiasm and commitment and a suspected lack of tactical nous. The two should complement each other well.
Andy Gray - "lack of experience means nothing"
I don't know if it's just us or every club, but SSN always manage to dig out the most in-bred fuckwits in Newcastle. They really aren't representative of Newcastle's actual fans.
browno, i've said it a million times on this forum but no one takes a blind bit of notice of that.
they'd rather take cheap shots and take the piss to justify and make them feel better about their own clubs failures or misgivings.
I just bumped into Kaka in Greggs and when I asked him if the change in management would tempt him into a move to Newcastle he said "Jesus was just a code word I made up so I didn't piss off Berlusconi. I've always belonged to Alan Shearer."
surely this is too good to be true for their fans, which makes the April Fools thing, even more likely.