Ashley May Need New Manager Again At Newcastle


There should be some official announcement today from Newcastle United on the status of Joe Kinnear’s health problems.

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Joe Kinnear – may not be able to continue at Newcastle

As we reported earlier today, The Sun is reporting this morning that Joe will need a coronary bypass operation, and if that turns out to be true, Joe will likely have the procedure this week.

This shouldn’t really stop Joe from keeping the manager’s job at Newcastle, but that will depend on the recommendations of his surgeons.

Certainly it’s not a good sign for Joe, given his prior health concerns with his heart.

If Joe does have the operation, then Newcastle will more than likely have it done in the next couple of days, and then the question will be who to bring in to run the club through the end of the season.

These things happen of course, but it’s not good that Newcastle will have yet another manager in charge this season, while we are still fighting against relegation.

The obvious candidate is Terry Venables.

Since there will be a question over whether Joe can ever return to Newcastle, it will be a similar situation to when Joe took over last September, in that the position could turn out to be a longer term job.

It’s a difficult decision for Ashley, but a safe choice would be Terry Venables, but he has already turned Newcastle down once, because he couldn’t be assured he would have the job once the club was sold.

It becomes completely different now that Mike is keeping the club, and if Joe is incapacitated, look for Ashley to try to get Venables in as soon as possible, to work with the players before the home game on 22nd February against Everton.

We also don’t want to jump the gun on this, and we have to wait for official word from the club that Joe does indeed need a heart operation, which is what has been reported, but the story originated in The Sun.

Whatever is decided needs to be what’s best for Joe’s health – and that’s the most important thing right now.

Comments welcome.



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73 comments so far

  • lesh

    Feb 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Dear Mr Ashley.

    Re the post of Manager.

    I’ve all the qualities you could ever want…. compliant, crap communicator, no knowledge of football, terrible man-management skills

    My CV’s in the post Mike.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    As i said on the previous thread.

    Only one man for the job.The messiah, kevin keegan. How i would laugh if he was installed as manager . I can picture it now. All the geordies taking a day off work waving there boxes of special K cereal for the sky cameras whilst singing keegan is a geordie. Please make it happen Mike.

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  • Yellow Belly

    Feb 11, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Calderwood will take over till the end of the seasons

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    This could be the worst thing to happen to the club or a blessing in disguise.

    A new manager could give the club a mini lift that will give them enough points in his first few games to save them from relegation. Or, the new manager could come in and change the team round, take a wile to settle in and you will get relegated. The appointment could make you or break you.

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  • stevep

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    dear me – Chelsea get Hiddink until end of season and we get mutton and deadwood!!!

    shearer – get your act together and step in to help out until end of season

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  • WesToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    benndyloon, as i said on the previous thread you dumb f@ck face,GO & COMMENT on your OWN BLOG about YOUR OWN STORIES!!! Or go to teamtalk.com & post comments there,its open to EVERYONE!!!

    I mean you change your name every month,just so you can sneak onto an NUFC blog & run your stupid little mouth

    We are talking about a HUMAN BEING POTENTIALLY DYING HERE,SO F@CK OFF!!!!!!!!!

    God,i wish we could meet,so i could knock all your teeth oot your mouth,you little git

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  • Partizan

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #7

    AO….Jokes are jokes but you’re pushing too far don’t you think…..is this is how you treat your legends.

    Some nice words for JK wouldnt kill ya.

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  • Mark-o

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #8

    AAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

    Another Shearer for manager advocate!!!!!

    Whats the point of replacing a manager who everyone says is not good enough for the job with a bloke who has had ABSOLUTLY NO MANAGMENT EXPERIENCE WHAT SO EVER!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    ITS OBSURD.

    Shearer was a great player for this club although should have retired a year earlier in my opinion, but if he was to come in an manage now then who would you blame when he fails??? You couldnt blame him coz you’d be tarnishing a legend, you could blame the board for appointing him but you have been demanding this for ages?? Stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    What we need is a proven amanger with a long term plan thats supported by the board.

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  • valle

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Well, if we are going for a new manager it might be a good idea to put our candidate forward… Anyone know how we can get in touch with the club?

    Furthermore, is there one realistic candidate we could all agree on?… Personnally since we wont get Mourinho or the like, i would love us to go after the “next Mourinho” Martinez at Swansea who won the 2nd div in his first season and is currently on a 30 game unbeaten run in the 1st div. He has his team play good passing football and we need to get a top manager like that before he makes it in the EPL, since he will then be snapped up by a top team.

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  • C

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed what is your thing with Terry Venables, he’s crap.

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  • valle

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Venables would relegate us… I would cry if they went for him.

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  • jordi

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    To be honest, much as I dislike Wise as a person (he just about qualifies) I’d still rather him take over than Calderwood and/or Hughton.

    At least then we might actually get a point somewhere down the line.

    If this story (heart bypass op) is true then I can’t see JK staying on as Manager in any scenario.

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  • Partizan

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #13

    A little bit out of topic gentlemen…but can someone please explain to me if this guy is for real or what!!!!!

    http://www.goal.com/en/news/724/premier-league/2009/02/11/1104026/manchester-city-dismiss-daniel-sturridges-75000-a-week-demands-r

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #14

    WesToon post # 6,

    Very well said mate ! think you speak for lot of people on here with that post !

    All the best to Joe !

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #15

    partizan- I havent said a bad word about joe so i dont know what you are on about.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Partizan,

    It won’t be true mate – it’s in The Mirror !!! LOL 🙂

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #17

    bennytool !

    Take a piece of advice read post # 6 and f off ! Your not welcome here !

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #18

    bennytool,

    post # 6 says it all ! Do one dick head !

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  • MoorsleyMag

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Bennytoon….”Or, the new manager could come in and change the team round, take a wile to settle in and you will get relegated.”

    Who do you support.

    Get well soon JK..

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  • Partizan

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #20

    AO…..So do you honestly believe that you will escape relegation 100%.

    If we beat you AGAINNN on your ground,thats gonna be the end for you.
    Face it AO…..Arry has given up allready,there’s no way you can’t notice that on the look of his face.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #21

    MoorsleyMag,

    bennytool is a spuds fan !

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  • Partizan

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #22

    by the***

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  • Mark-o

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #23

    WElcome to the site MoorsleyMag i take it your not aware theat BennyToon goes by the alias’s Fernando, AO and Super.Trooper and is actually an Arsenal/Spurs fan.

    Take my advice and ignore every bit of cock-er-ney drivle that comes out of his delinquant, sore infested mouth.

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  • Tom

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Aguirre to come in if JFK has to go.

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  • MoorsleyMag

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #25

    I’m sorry lads but i think the condition of JK certainly puts everything into perspective and you still get certain pr**ks on here with their schoolboy comments and vast knowledge of the game spouting absolute sh*te…

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  • MoorsleyMag

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Cheers Mark-o, i’ve actually read this blog now for about 18 mths. but it’s only lately that ive learned how to hit the buttons with one of the bairns crayons.. All the best

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  • WesToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #27

    Cheers Born Again Geordie!!

    @ Partizan ….

    As Born Again Geordie says mate,its the mirror,so take it with a pinch of salt 🙂

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  • cam_toon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #28

    Ok So… IF JFK is out for the season, and I really hope he is not. Then we need to be realistic. No working manager will quit for a temp job (?) mid season. We would have to look at those out of work.

    Big Phil, Avram Grant, Curbs, Mancini. etc

    I am not making any suggestions at this point, as I do not think it is fair to speculate on a fella in a hospital bed.

    but this would be the way to go. Big (ish) name. Fat pay out for a couple of months.

    Stay up.

    If we go for Vennas, curbs etc we are for the drop for sure.

    Nothing else should matter other than staying up. So IF needed. Splash that 8M on a world beater. If your out of work, a sweet 6mnth stint at the toon would work well. esp with the Chelski job up in he summer. lol

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  • Mikeflame

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #29

    If he does step down I just hope that we get another manager pronto! Hughton doesnt cut the mustard at all and we will drop like a sack of sheet!

    My no1 choice is Ketsbiaiaiaiaaa he loves the club, grabbed the first flight over to play in the 5 a side legends game and has openly said he would love to manage the club! and what hes done with famagusta (or whoever they are) is fantastic! Think we need a manager with a bit of love for the club to give us the boost, bring in Beardsley as his number 2 were laughing!

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #30

    partizan- i am not worried in the slightest. Your only 2 points better off with some very hard games at home coming up.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #31

    cam_toon,

    I think you have a point, if Joe can’t continue we need to go the same route as Chelski.

    Temporary till the summer and then see, Avram Grant would not be a disaster !!!

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  • Mark-o

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #32

    MoorsleyMag.

    Nee botha kid. The only reason ive learned to use this blog is to pass the time at work when my boss isnt looking !!!

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  • MoorsleyMag

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #33

    I hope Bennygoon is not really lambsarse !!!!

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  • cam_toon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #34

    I honestly think big Al is the one for the job. Remember the effect he had on Rodents stint in charge. From looking down to Intertoto!!!!

    He would also unite the crowd. Who better for a tight relegation slog than the player that fought week in week out for the toon for so many years.

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  • MoorsleyMag

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #35

    Snap mark o

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #36

    Mikeflame,

    Long term I like your thinking, but for now I think we need a temporary fix mate.

    Plan

    1. stay in premiership

    2. new quality manager in the summer

    3. cut out the deadwood

    4. six or seven new players in

    5. challenge for europe next season

    6. happy days !!! lol 🙂

    Well we can live in hope !

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  • Mark-o

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #37

    Cam_Toon

    Read my post @ #8

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  • cam_toon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #38

    Exactly Born.

    He failure at Chelski was finishing second, and losing the Champ league final on pens. !!!

    I do not want rid of Joe (at this stage in the season) but if it has to be done. It needs doing tomorrow.

    Grant. Id be happy with. Not much to look at. But we don’t have the luxury of pretty football. Look at WBA. lol

    We need to grind out results to survive. AG would get my vote. .

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  • Mark-o

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #39

    My heart would love Shearer to come in and lead us to premier league glory next year, champions league the next year and the same every season until Lee Clark takes over and does the same but it wont happen.

    Shearer needs a few years managing at the lower levels like Ince, Di Matteo and Martinez are doing. Look at Ince as an example though, took the step up to quickly and paid the price. Same with Tony Adams, great assisstant to Harry Redknapp but flumouxed on his own.

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  • cam_toon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Mark O…

    Long term your right. I would not like to see big Al get a full time job, but right now we are looking (if at all) till the end of the season.

    I know if would work. You’d deffo get the best out of MA before he leaves.

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