Interim Manager Desperately Needed at Newcastle


It was another very poor display from Newcastle this afternoon, and before the season gets too much further along, we will need a new manager in to take over.

Mike Ashley – needs to draft new manager in – quickly

It’s a difficult situation in that Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club, but we cannot let Chris Hughton and Richard Money continue running the team for too long, and an experienced manager is needed in the short term.

Who we can attract to the club is another matter, but it’s now very clear we need to bring in experienced management in the short term.

It will be a good challenge for some manager to come in and steady the ship, before a new owner is found, but it is purely a short term deal. If somebody like Glenn Roeder had been available, he would have been able to steady the ship, as he did brilliantly in February, 2006, when he took over from Graeme Souness.

Glenn was good in the short term, but couldn’t maintain the progress.

Even though Ashley is looking for a buyer, he is still responsible for the club in this interim stage, and running without a manager is like trying to steer a ship with no rudder.

That’s the obvious verdict after the game this afternoon, where the players again looked to be lost, and the last thing we want is to kiss goodbye to another opportune season on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.



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432 comments so far

  • iffy

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #1

    1st comment

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  • MY ASS-ley

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Bring on shearer for interim manger post? until a proper owner and manager is found… wat do u think

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Since he is sellling the club, his vision of the club is no longer valid and should therefore bring back KK.

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  • iffy

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #4

    nope thats not good to bring shearer in as interim manager

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  • ronaldeano

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #5

    @Ed, we kissed goodbye to the season when all of this turmoil began.

    To all the “i love Mike Ashley lovers”……….

    GO AND TAKE A SHIT SHOWER AND BOIL YOUR HEEDS IN PISS, YOU MONGS 🙁

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  • iffy

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #6

    how do you add smileys in comments

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I under estimated Hughton , I said he could not pick such a shi- formation and team like he did v Hull. Well he did Cacapa midfield Zog lb Edgar rb. Never thought a lot of the spuds conspiracy theory. But this clueless tw-t has added to it, it is unbeleivable. He actually topped last weeks slow midfield . Get this thick prawn out as well. The Eskimo that serves in the SJH stand middle tier bar knows more than Hughton!

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  • norn iron magpie

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #8

    we looked lost again today but west ham had a new manager so there players performed. KK said we needed new midfielders. he was right. butt and cascapa were poor. west hams team sheet said one thing but they played another. not sure if houghton knew what to do. who would want to be a stand in manager for us. answers on a postcard please.

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  • Chris H

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #9

    I can’t see who would come in under these circumstances. They’d be in a no win situation.

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  • hitman

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    STAND UP IF YA HATE ASHLEY STAND UP IF YA HATE ASHLEY

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #11

    i think it is vital that we create a good atmosphere at our next match to show the players that we genuinly do care about them which will help take a load of thier shoulders and would help them go out with a positive attitude

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  • happy toon

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #12

    CACCAPA IN MIDFIELD??? THAT SAYS IT IT DOESN’T….THIS GUY SHOULD GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND RETAKE HIS P.E GCSE….

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  • hitman

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #13

    SIT DOON IF YA HATE ASHLEY SIT DOON IF YA HATE ASHLEY

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  • tapir

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #14

    we do not need interim manager
    we need new permanent owner more than bush need Osama!!!!!!

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  • little stevie

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Can i nominate Peter Beardsley for manager he’s loved by the fans knows the club inside out and he’s a Geordie what more could we want

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  • happy toon

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #16

    WHY AREN’T WE LOOKING FOR A NEW MANAGER??? JUST BLOODY PUT SOME ADS IN THE NEWSPAPER…AND SOME LEAFLETS THROUGH THE LETTER BOX…IT AINT A BIG DEAL!!!!

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Chris the choice is good Bryan Robson-O’Leary-John Barnes-Souness-Allardyce- Pleat- Wilkinson. I think anyone else would tell them to do one.

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  • DanToon

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Look at the state of him – Mike “Fat Bastard” Ashley.

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  • Matt

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #19

    its hard to imagine a slower midfield pairing with less imagination in the premier league.

    says it all really.

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  • hitman

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #20

    were fu*ked,the cockney mafia have sunk the toon.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #21

    did any 1 hear about llambiass’ comments about kk

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #22

    If Dennis Wise was half a man- (oh he is)! Then he would take a walk and let things get back to normal. Take that numpty mannequin Lameass with him. Then we might have a squeak of getting someone in.

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  • Witters

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Basically, ashley/llambias/wise/jimenez put keegan in a position where he had to make a decision, keegan (who loves us so much) fcuked off, the geordie mafia have ousted Ashley & Co and we’re not going to get a manager of any sorts whilst ashleys in the process of the selling the club….

    I’m p1ssed off with everyone mentioned above cos they’ve all had a hand in determining the situation we find ourselves in now…

    I fear for the toon, i really do!

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  • hitman

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #24

    aye i heard that,beyethegreat,i think keegan would of ground him into dust like.

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  • john tudor

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #25

    spuds no show

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  • happy toon

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #26

    tom tomb…but he is half a man

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  • joe

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m sorry but i disagree. We need a permanent manager to stabilise our situation. Someone to give the boys much needed confidence. Otherwise, we are down.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #28

    We’re in serious trouble, and i really dont know what we’re gonna do.
    beyethegreat-you’re right the atmosphere is vital, we really need to get behind the lads. streaming the game today though the away end sounded like they never stopped singing. We were 2-0 down and there were times we were the only ones who could be heard, credit to them as per usual.
    quite fitting that WH put us to the sword today isnt it. Curbishly walked out before keegan did, and they’ve appointed a new manager and are back to winning ways.
    we’ve got a coach who cant pick a proper team, an owner who apparently wants to sell, and a group of players who look just as bewildered as everyone else in the stands.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    hitman it would have been no contet

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Ashley wants to go to Amble Maket tomorrow to sell the club not Dubai. It is worth less and less each day he has it. Business man- no way he must have won the Euro millions. He has’nt got a clue poor cu-t.

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #31

    happy toon 😀 and a little wan-er.

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #32

    I don’t think Chris is picking the team TBH it prob from higher up you know how they like to inter fear they are going to do our club in I am sure Derek a happy man his hammers have won but don’t think he realizes he is damaging beyond doubt his name as a business man

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  • hitman

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #33

    we all had the doubts,but now its for real,we are the next leeds.

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  • ronaldeano

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Im just thankfull that this shit has happend right at the start of the season, therefore we have got the time to get it sorted.

    Im not panicing (YET)

    Mike Ashley needs to get this sorted out ASA FCUKING P, or we are going to be destroyed in the worst possible way…..

    The only good thing is, if that happens (god forbid), we will come back as UNITED. Thats what i am so effing proud of.

    NUFC are my life and i love the toon as much as i do my family, and i am as proud to be a Geordie as i am to be a Father.

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  • happy toon

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #35

    jol, zico, terrim, deschamps or zidane (a manager now days i hear) or even rikard…come ashley get one of these guys in.

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Xsico interesting thought- do you think its not pis- wise picking the team or Stewie the SJP plumber. No offence to Stewie he would pick a good team.

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  • ronaldeano

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle United, Will Never Be Defeated!…..

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  • canadawillie

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Pure rubbish.

    The midfield are the slowest in the league. Geremi Cacapa and Butt work hard but they are past it and there is no creative midfielder to help the forwards. Edgar was exposed every time they countered and Nzogbia is playing out of position. Xisco is useless in this league

    With any injuries we are no competition even for sides like West Ham and Hull etc who are condidates for the drop

    No wonder Keegan resigned. If Ashley can’t see the problems and is unwilling to spend big we are destined for the drop.

    He should drop his price to 200 million and let someone else buy some decent players at Christmas. If he doesn’t we are toast and so is his investment of 230 million. What is the price of a lower division team, you only have to ask the Leeds supporters.

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  • cam_toon

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #39

    glen didn’t do the job Big All got us into the intertoto.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 20, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #40

    happy toon

    zidane good shout lol

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