It is almost seven years since former Preston manager, David Moyes, took over at Goodison Park.
David Moyes – done a great job at Everton
And in that time Newcastle United have had Robson, Souness, Roeder, Allardyce, Keegan and now Joe Kinnear as their manager. All those managers wanted different types of players in the team, and it’s hardly surprising that we’ve had no success whatsoever, since the great Bobby Robson left the club, after 5 years at the helm.
So that’s six different managers, not counting those that have been stand-in managers like Chris Hughton is right now.
David Moyes knows what he’s talking about, and he says that the main reason why Newcastle have struggled to establish themselves as a top-six club is all the different managers we’ve been through on Tyneside in the last 5 years.
“Newcastle have always spent and supported their managers but in truth the lack of stability has probably cost them over the years,”
“I use Everton as an example. The board have kept things steady and the group of players has been consistent.”
“Players come in and out like anywhere else but fundamentally we have tried to keep the core correct.”
“If you keep chopping and changing I don’t think, for the long-term future of any football club, it is the way to do it.”
And with Joe Kinnear having presided over a bad run of form, before his heart problems, basically because we had 10 first teamers out injured, many fans now want another manager brought in, as if that will fix the basic problem at the club.
The problem is a complete lack of long term stability and planning.
That’s never happened since Bobby left, and two or three defeats on the trot and the manager must go – is far too familiar a tune being played on Tyneside these days, and it has to stop if we want to be successful again.
David Moyes has passed on his best wishes to the 62-year-old Kinnear, who will be watching the game on TV today, and there are hopes the Newcastle side will go all out for a victory this afternoon, and dedicate the game to their stricken boss.
“We hope Joe Kinnear is well and recovers,” “It is hard to tell what effect him being missing will have as they had a good win at West Brom two weeks ago.”
“If your manager is out it can leave a hole but I maintain this game is about the players. Chris Hughton (assistant manager) and Colin Calderwood (first team coach) are good people and, who knows, it might just ease a bit of the tension up there.”
“Sometimes it can work in your favor and it might just be what Newcastle need right now.”
There could also be a decent crowd at Newcastle today of around 50,00 to spur the lads on, because a win today will see the team 7 points clear of the relegation danger, and that would be a very welcome relief for players and fans alike, not to mention Joe Kinnear.
Joe has dedicated himself to saving Newcastle United this season, and it looks like he gave more than he had, and now surely the players can repay him a little. That’s the least Joe Kinnear deserves right now, and that would mean all 3 points this afternoon.
If that happens, Newcastle will be buzzing again – big time – and the doom and gloom merchants will have some difficulty persuading Newcastle fans that everything is on a downward spiral at the club.
Of course that will not stop them trying – but what’s new?
Howay The Lads!!