There are many uncertainties surrounding the Newcastle club today, and one of them is the manager, and it is still unclear if Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton or another candidate will be given permanent control of the club for this season.
Danny Simpson – big praise for Chris Hughton
Of course one of the mistakes we made last year is to keep changing managers, and therefore the way in which players were asked to play.
So if we do get a new manager in, we hope Chris and Colin will be kept on board and massive changes in playing style will not be made to upset the band-wagon.
We are winning games this season whereas last year we were losing them, so there’s less need to change the manager and less need to change the way we are playing if a new manager does come in.
And it seems like our only signing so far this summer, Danny Simpson, would have no problem with Hughton continuing until the end of the season:
“He’s a manager to me. I don’t see why he couldn’t be the permanent manager,”
“I don’t understand this thing about coach or manager – training has been spot on under him and on match days as a manager he gets people prepared in the same way that every manager I’ve worked with in the past has.”
“He’s very professional. They go about things in the right way – the tactics, the matches, the training – everything. I have noticed that the lads really like him and he’s really good.”
“Have I seen another side to him since I’ve been here? He’s not had to get angry yet – and I hope he doesn’t have to.” “I just hope we can keep winning for them. I’m thankful to him and Colin Calderwood for trusting me and giving me a chance to get my football in.”
We don’t think Chris is the long term answer to the management position on Tyneside.
Maybe Alan Shearer could be, but if he comes back he’s got a lot to prove – and will need to keep Newcastle winning games – none of this draw stuff. 😀
But make no mistake, if Alan does come in hope he is told – before he accepts the job – that both Chris and Colin must stay – to at least provide stability and continuity to the management changeover.
And on the other hand If Alan doesn’t come in, fine, then we’re very supportive of Chis and Colin to lead the side this season, hopefully to automatic promotion, and we’re sure the Geordie fans will continue to get behind the Londoner.
None of this protest stuff this season – please – we did enough of that a year ago for a couple of months and look where it got us.
Straight down to the second division – and yes while it may not have been the direct cause – it certainly didn’t help.
We all need to support the players and the manager even more this season if Ashley indeed stays.
But why people thought protesting Ashley’s ownership before home games did anything but unsettle the players, and therefore the team, is beyond us.
We were not too supportive of some of the NUSC group’s thinking and actions a year ago, but it looks like they are under new leadership now and a lot more responsible, which is good.
No, we must support the players and the manager, and that’s regardless of whether Mike Ashley keeps the club or not.
After all isn’t that why we are called supporters – we are supposed to support the team. 😀