Let’s Hope There Are New Candidates For Newcastle Job Soon

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.

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #1

    “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”.

    Ed do you really think that Ashley reads this Blog? If he did Chris would be reinstated and given 20-50 million in January.

  • alex84

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #2

    i dunno what too think anymore, if its jol then that be a good choice but if its curb or pard i think il vommit!!

  • Whitecap

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m going to repeat what I have seen others saying:

    The more Ashley searches for candidates, the more he will realize that the best manager to be had at the salary he wants to pay them and at the transfer budget he wants them to work with is the manager he just fired.

  • Rodzilla

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #4

    I hear Joe Kinnear has made a fine recovery and is back in full health…..

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    i think its between the 2 Nigels and the 2 Martins and tbh i think every geordie doesn’t mind which Martin it is (with some preferring Jol) however appointing Alan Pardew or Alan Curbishly woudl be disastrous and every NUFC fan will lose the 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% respect they have for Ashley as they will certainly get us relegated and are definately not better than Hughton

  • expatgeordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #6

    No way must it be someone as useless as Lan Pardew. Curbushley has been out of the game to long of the ones who are available I would like to see eithe O’Neil or Jol given the job. I would prefer Shearer actually but I can’t see this happening

  • Chris F

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #7

    nowt wrong with Jol, he got Keegan-ed by Spurs after doing a decent job there (don’t forget, they only missed out on making the CL under him cos of a dodgy lasagne 😉

    it won’t be o’neill, you can pretty much guarantee that.

  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #8

    I hope it’s not Pardew or we can kiss goodbye to the premier league,and will the players perform for him.Curbishley did well with no money and brought some young players on,still not for me though.Jol best of a mediocre bunch.
    O’Neil just cannot see him wanting it.
    When is the Ashley nightmare going to end.

  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #9

    You would have thought that he already had someone lined up before he sacked Chris otherwise Ashley has stooped to a new level of stupidity.

  • nightfa11

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #10

    dont know what to say..im still shocked cos ashley sacked hughton.. i liked the guy…didnt like his tactics (was still better then BSA) and the fact he didnt give much chance to youngsters..but i liked the guy.. the reason he got sacked? dont know..but im guessing ashley also wanted to get rid off our big wagers..players who didnt contribute on the pitch > smith etc.. we’ll see who gets the job but im hoping its none of the above..

    dennis wise perhaps?

    ;D just kidding=)

    bring someone who’s not afraid to take chances..& who’s not a complete idiot.

  • CT

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Like most if that three is our choice has to be Jol, who`s record is better than Hoots unlike the other two clowns who just want a job irrespective whats on offer.
    Hoddle could be a long shot as Ashley is on record as saying his fave Spurs player of all time was the son of god himself!!
    We could do with some devine intervention right now.

  • blc

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Forget the silly speculation, its Pardew and it has been for over a month. Done and dusted and will be unveiled Thursday or Friday.

    Why would anyone expect any more from Ashley?

  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 7, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Well please God not hoddle either

    I’m warming to the Jol idea.

  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Why the #uck are you running story after story after story on this Ed?? You getting paid for each advertisements for each separate page you’ve created?

    Its ridiculous how you’re spinning this story out of control.

    It doesn’t matter one bit, Martin Jol not a significant improvement over Hughton so who cares if hes next manager.

    Unless we’re getting Jose Mourinho and Ashley has promised 200 million spend we’re not going to get any significant to be excited about so it doesn’t warrant the dozens of new story pages you’re creating here.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    If it’s either O’Neil or Jol I think that Newcastle have a decent chance of rebuilding their team by getting rid of some of the s**t players out e.g. Smith, Perch and R.Taylor, I didn’t see the point in buying them anyway they’ve done f**k all but if it’s Pardew or Curbishley I’ll vomit and will never get over the mess that fat s**te got us into, don’t forget it’s not the first time he’ s did this to us.

  • ende

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #16

    magpie999, someone forcing you to come here at gun point?

  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #17

    No but this website is losing all credibility milking this with repetitive stories

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #18

    magpie999, go onto the sun online NUFC page. It’s just the same. It’s a big story. End of.

  • magpie999

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeah but you don’t need to run the same story over and over again.

    We’ve not got a page about the Liverpool match which to me is not short of a joke to suggest the players turn it on now as a mark of respect when they didn’t while he was in charge.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Just heard that Alan Pardew (w@nker) is now the favourite to take the job


  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Everyone who would all of you want to become manager ; Jol, O’Neil, Pardew (w@nker), Curbishley, Shearer or Keegan! plz reply

  • nuttyward

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #22

    the biggest banner should be made and spread around the ground on saturday for the world to see, reading.
    even iff wenger came in we still have no money and no direction what so ever, total mess

  • Ally

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    i would opt for martin jol out of the dross that is on offer

  • munch27

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #24

    999 you ever thought Ed is just doing what all of us are doing chewing the fat with other Toon fans.
    The difference is we are all mostly in the UK and have loads of people to talk to about this i know my mobile hasn’t stopped so think of Ed all he has is his sons opinion being stuck the wrong side of the pond. In short GTFO Ed’s back.

  • nuttyward

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25

    if only someone would come and buy the club would i feel any better ( little better that is)

  • nuttyward

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #26

    NOT WELCOME @ post 22

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Guus Hiddink anyone

  • daffy

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Lawrie Mac anyone?

  • vincebus

    Dec 7, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Temuri Ketsbaia. Champions league exp. Ex mag. Hoard basher. Nutter. C’mon M’ash.

  • fergie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #30

    I’d like Owen Coyle personally but that won’t happen, so Jol for me.

    Hughton’s work will not be forgotten, but we must move on. The new manager needs to be backed to the hilt if we are to survive this season. However, if it is Pardew, then I’ll need some motivation in getting behind him.


  • balubas1

    Dec 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #31

    seems alot of you here have deep knowledge about MA’s economy.. so you know he’s broke and have no cash whatsoever? (sarcasm)

    Usually when a new manager is installed, there is some funds available. Very few managers go in to a club with no available funds unless they are desperate, or have no reputation at all…. (stating the obvious…. so still sarcasm)

    so thats Pardew then….. 🙁 (irony… get it?)

  • Sav

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #32

    I’d like to see our players wearing red armbands on Saturday in honour of Birthday Boy and his socialist leanings.


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