Ferguson Says Newcastle Need More Patience

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has again said Newcastle United are a difficult club to manage, after Manchester United walloped the Magpies 6-0 yesterday afternoon.


Alex Ferguson – Newcastle need patience – Red Devils annihilated us 6-0 yesterday 🙁
All the goals came in a scintillating display of attacking football in the second half, that was all too much for the Magpies.

Ferguson said of Newcastle United after the game:

“They are the most difficult club to manage in the game, gobbling up managers and spitting them out again with hardly a pause.”

“Their list of sacked bosses reads like a who’s who of football. Surely at least one of that band of legends would have been successful if the directors, supporters and media had shown a little more patience.”

“Newcastle have to satisfy not only a board of directors and fanatical support, but also some very demanding and jumpy journalism that raises the bar even higher than normal.”

We think Sir Alex is fairly accurate here after his team annihilated the Magpies in a magnificent display of attacking football in the last 45 minutes yesterday that was impossible for the Newcastle side to contain. Two of the goals were simply world class from Ronaldo and Ferdinand, and it could have been a lot worse but for the brilliance once again of Shay Given. We also had 3 separate goal line clearances from Taylor, Enrique and Viduka in the second half.

Ronaldo is still infuriating with his fake dives, when somebody ever get near him, but there’s not doubt he’s a wonderful and world class footballer who is so exciting to watch. The way he brought down that high ball and stroked it past Given in one simple movement was just a joy to watch. That brought back vivid memories of how I used to play way back, but surprisingly none of my family seems to remember that. 😀

Now we need players like him at Newcastle, that’s what some of us dreamed about last night.
Let us know what you think – constructive comments are always appreciated.

29 comments so far

  • scotty

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s ok for these top managers to come out and suggest how our club should be being ran – but they can because they are successful. But i’d wish they would keep their noses out because one day i hope we get the last laugh………………

  • B3v

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    and I don’t think Keegan would attract that type of player again, it would have to be a HUGE name manager to do that

  • Bobby Ollox

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Lets just remember that managers want to advocate stability for the simple self serving reason of job preservation.

    If they can create a myth that the only way to get success is to give your manager 2 years, then the underperforming managerial halfwits in place at the majority of clubs get an easy life.

    The only person whe deserves time at St James Park is Joey Barton.

  • sean

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    well said scotty- I 100% agree

    It is ok for alex to come out and say that we need patience and that if we gave our managers more time then we would be succesful but alax had has over 20 years in charge of man ure of course he is going to be sucessful

    i think that if newcastle as a club are going to be serious and if we want to play good football then ashley needs to go out and buy a world class manager and give him 20 years like man ure did with alex furgie. And then we will be unstoppable

    If we get any of these 4 managers (below) then that can happen we can before a fortrous again and teams like man ure, arsenal, chelski and liverpool will be scared to come and play us at st james’.

    1. mourinho
    2. lippi
    3. van gal
    4. hiddink

  • graham

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #5

    with all due respect to ferguson the last thing he and the managers of other top teams in England want is the likes of mourinho, lippi and hitzfeld joining the party. He naturally wants mediocre managers at as many clubs as possible to minimise the risk of the top 4 becoming the top 6 or 7

  • Graeme

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Sean, where’s the 3 managers below then????? lol

  • antz

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #7

    ferguson can fook right of the old ginger haired scottish c_unt

    its none of his fooking business

  • Graeme

    Jan 13, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Fergies basic comments are correct, unfortunately. We show no patience and I’m probably just as guilty as everyone else..

    I want our team to be up there again, playing in Europe on a regular basis, even winning a cup now and again.

    To achieve that, we need a manager who knows how its done. Someone the Owner (who’s not a football man) can have complete faith in to do the job to achieve what the owner wants.

    Please, stop messing about with the Keegans and Shearers; they are not the answer to our current problems. Sure, bring Shearer on board as a Number 2 in a few years, to learn; it cant do him or us any harm if he is taught by a Master, can it!!!

  • B3v

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9

    other than wenger and fergie, no one has really stuck with their manager for as long and got that much success, mourinho had lots but was only there 3 years i think, liverpool change their manager often too (not quite to the extent we have of course) wasn’t steve bruce at birmingham for years? he didn’t have much success except for relegation and qualifying for the premiership again.
    steve coppell may have got reading to the premiership but they aren’t going to win anything, even if they stay with him for years i imagine, david moyes is the same.

  • James

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    If Shepherd had appointed the right man in the first place he wouldn’t have needed to sack them. What honest man can say Souness, Roeder, Gullit, or Sam would bring success to Newcastle. Man Utd wouldn’t have hired any of them.

  • B3v

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #11

    i agree james, none we good enough for the team we were then and they ain’t good enough now, i just think this is a huge opportunity for us and don’t want to ruin it.

  • James

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #12

    For those yesterday that said we need a man in quick, forget it. Take your time Ashley. Get the right man in. Don’t rush it because we have Stoke and Bolton coming up. This is the most important decision you will ever make at Newcastle.

  • UTD111

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Who cares what old big head thinks? His views are irrelevant.

  • Dan

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #14

    100% agree with Fergie.. the top 2 teams are Man u and arsenal they both have been there for years… and they are both pushing for the title again!

    Robson bought in that stability, however it was lost..

    all the managers that have been sacked before have been before ash and morts time.. I think once they have their man they will stick by him.

    I think 3 years newcastle will be pushing top 5, that being said it will have to be with a world class manager.. and not keegan……!!!

  • Number 9

    Jan 13, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Its not the toon fans fault we changed our manager that often Sir Alex me old red nose plonker. It was our quality chairman who knew nowt about football, pretended to bleed black and white and left with his pockets bulging. When did he dip into his pockets to help out. No he left us with 100Million debt which MA had to pay off to save this club.
    £250 million is a lot of an investment in a business for the return he has got so far. He will get someone in and we have to believe in him the way we did in Sir John. I know Fat Fred talked the talk but I think this guy knows what he is doing. I think Redknapp was being set up as a short term replacement due to his age to get the team playing properly while they had time to find the right man for the long term. I think they now have to go to plan B and get that person now even if they have to buy them out of whichever club they are at.
    He will know what the fans want, its bad buisness for him to go against that as the club needs the fans, so lets be patient and let him and CM get their man in. If they can’t get their number 1 target I think they will go for a short term fix till they can get their man. They could do a lot worse than ask Sir Bob for advice if they haven’t already.

  • Obafan

    Jan 13, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Ferguson don’t stick your RED NOSE in other clubs business and make sure that Arsenal is not going to run with the EPL trophy (I hope they do, cause they play more beatutiful football).

  • sean

    Jan 13, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #17

    100% agree with number 9 – i could not have said it better mysef!@!

    i wouldnt mind if we stick with pearson untill the end of the season and gett a world class manager then but idealy we would like to get a manager before then to suss out the players (as graeme said earlier in a drifferent article.) and so he knows the ability of the players and so he knows who he wants to ring in/out.

    i i hope for is that we get a manager that can bring us sucess and we get him idealy before the end of the season latest early of the transfer window.

  • Eve

    Jan 13, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    100% agree with Fergie. He’s been at Man U for that long and has been so successful. He knows what he’s doing and he knows what he’s on about. Fergie has been a brilliant manager for Man U and continues to be. That’s why Man U have been a dominant force, title challengers for, well forever. As has Wenger. He’s right though, we go through managers faster then any club. Surely if one of the previous managers had been given any bit of time we would have one something. But they weren’t but that comes down to the jumpy board, the pressurizing media listening to the the demanding, know it all, boo boys. The sooner everyone here realizes that immediate success isn’t going to come and that it actually takes time to get this club off the ground then maybe we might start winning something, but for now, it’s want, want, want, complain, complain, complain, boo, boo, boo. The sooner we all learn the sooner everyone stops complaining and we can actually try and win something. For once.
    Whoever our next manager becomes we need the board to actually stand by him and say, he’s our man no matter what anyone else says or does and we back him, no matter what. Then maybe we can start taking ourselves seriously and maybe then the rest of the footballing world can. Cause instead, right now, we’re the laughing stock of the premiership.

    Oh and I like Pearson, having him till the end of the season doesn’t bother me at all. He’s very honest, not afraid to give it a go.

  • Ross

    Jan 13, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #19

    this fat pr!ck needs to keep his mouth shut for once. he came out a week or two ago and mouthed off about newcastle.
    and after demolishing us 6-0, what do you know, he’s outt again mouthing off.
    its all well and good to give your two pence when you’re not even involved in the situation.

  • Chris Bunton

    Jan 13, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Sam should have been sacked when Ashley took over, he had 7 months too long in my book. All well and good to give time but only if it’s the right manager. Sam belongs in the Souness, Bryan Robson school of management, giving time to managers of this caliber spells disaster! Fergie is just worried we may be another Chelsea in the making with Ashleys millions

  • Marguerite

    Jan 13, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21

    When will this red nosed sod poke his nose out of our business? He is seriously p******* me off. Enough, we have been subjected to days and days of his b*****comments to anyone who cares to shove a microphone under his big fat nose.

    I do not care what he has to say quite frankly, because it will not be with the good intentions towards our club from that odious man.


  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 13, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Marguerite – Fergie’s got a blue nose hasn’t he?
    Its’ all that whiskey 😀

  • Marguerite

    Jan 13, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Thanks for the humour Ed, ‘cos he is making me lose mine! By the way it looks red/purple to me. Either way I just wish he would shut his gob.

  • Hadrian

    Jan 13, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #24

    fergie likes to talk about us ehh? didicated there entire matchday program to talk about newcastle .
    his mates just walked off with a cheque for 4 million , what more does he want .
    eve , you bore me .

  • Marguerite

    Jan 13, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #25


    QUITE – well said. I am chilled again now.

  • Eve

    Jan 13, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Hadrian..is that because I don’t whine and complain every second of the day, whoops, ah well. I’m broken hearted now.

  • Leo*

    Jan 13, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #27

    phuk off fergie

  • UTD111

    Jan 13, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Eve – you dont bore me. As a United fan your view is as relevant as anyone else.

  • obafemimartins

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #29

    if we get lippi, van gaal or hiddink and give them 20 years they would be ancient by then


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