If the Evening Chronicle is correct in that the three candidates being interviewed from today and they are Alan Pardew, Alan Curbishley and Martin Jol, we have to hope the are new and better candidates emerge – and quickly.
Alan Curbishley – one of 3 candidates being interviewed
It’s good that Mike Ashley wants to appoint somebody before Saturday – and then the job will be to get at least a point out of Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, which is the late kick-off game at 5:30 pm.
Since we are led to believe the three candidates are at least valid, we’ll put up another poll on our home page – so you take your choice between the three of them.
Please vote in the poll as soon as you can, so the powers that be at the club can at least see what the supporters think of the three candidates.
And we look to the Newcastle squad and players who are involved in the game on Saturday, to do their very best to put in a good performance against an improving Liverpool side – who were far too good for Aston Villa last night.
Add to that the fact the Reds will also have Steven Gerrard back in the side – and it’s not good news for Newcastle.
The last time Steven played at St. James’ Park in the Premier League was when he got a standing ovation for a magnificent display in Liverpool’s 5-1 drubbing of Newcastle on that last Sunday of 2008.
That was the game after which Shay Given said he had enough of Mike Ashley at Newcastle, and asked for a transfer.
And we certainly do not want to see that same scoreline this weekend.
It’s Chris Hughton’s 52nd birthday on Saturday, and maybe the players can dedicate the game to Chris – so they wouldn’t dare lose it!
As we’ve said before – we don’t want to see the side slide down the league like we did after Kevin Keegan was also sacked in shocking conditions, and hopefully the club can learn from the terrible mistakes they made after Kevin Keegan left the club.
At that time far too many points were lost because of the shambles that was the Newcastle club at the time.
As a reminder we lost the next four league games by a combined score of 9-4 after Kevin left, and in between we lost in the Carling Cup 2-1 at St. James’ Park to Spurs, who at that time were bottom of the league.
And finally, we see that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come out today and said he is saddened by the departure of Chris Hughton, and certainly Arsene had some glowing words to say about Chris earlier this season.
Indeed, before the Carling Cup tie at St. James’ Park it looked like Arsene was going to kiss the Londoner – so enthusiastically did he greet Chris – but thankfully that didn’t happen – but it was close! 😀
We’re hoping that a great management candidate comes out of the blue in the next day or two.
We continue to live in hope for our great Newcastle United club.