Vote Between Martin Jol And Martin O’Neill – Instant Poll

We ran a poll last night and of around 1480 votes at the time of writing this, Alan Pardew got 7 votes and Alan Curbishley got 22 votes.

Martin O’Neill or Martin Jol

That means as far as Newcastle fans are concerned just forget about those two managers and the only candidate who got significant votes was Martin O’Neill with 46%.

But that was before Martin Jol resigned from Ajax last night, so it seems the only two valid candidates – at least with Newcastle fans – are Jol and O’Neill.

So we’ll have a quick vote today to see which of the two Newcastle fans would prefer, but we still hope other good candidates will soon enter the fray.

Go to our home page to register your vote as soon as you can.

32 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Dec 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Talk about fantasy football! Ashley does everything on the cheap because he has cheap attitudes. It goes without saying that neither of these will accept Ashley’s offer of peanuts. I may be wrong about Jol’s financial considerations but not O’Neills. It is not who but how much when it comes to Ashley!

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Martin Jol.

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    gutted about hughton, but if im honest he was not the man to take us forward, but should of at least of been given the season, i would be happy with o neill or jol, they have both done good jobs at the clubs they were with,, lets just hope they get it right this time, as i can see another shocker coming:(

  • jarnytoon

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t mind either, but jol would be happier with what budget there is

  • singamagpie

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    As long as it’s not Pardew, Kinnear, Curbishley. I prefer Jol.

  • Toon_Army

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Looks like Pardew, the bokkies rarely get these things wrong…

    It would appear Cashly hasn’t given up on his Dream of Destroying our beloved football club so appointing Pardew would certainly fit his plans…

    Did Pardew ever get a Premier league club above 11th or 12th…

    Absolute disgrace, We need to get the owner out, it time he left the club, every time things look good he throws a spanner in the works…

    His treatment of Hughton is a disgrace to the proffession.

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #7

    carlmac – on what basis do you speculate that hughton was not the man to take us forward? I’m fascinated.

    Was the trajectory from demoralised, rag tag deathroll club up to mid-table premiership security – (including emphatic wins and signs that we had unearthed a top young english manager of the future), in 18 short months – not emphatic enough for you?

    What did you expect – top 4? You absolute ingrate.

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #8

    if pardew or curbishly is appointed, i will vomit!!
    surely , just surely he wont do that!

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Hi ya’ll!

    Haven’t commented any of this fuss yet, but have to point out some things in this fiasco.

    1st and foremost, we all kinda knew Hoots was living on borowed time. Sad but true. The timing is the thing that shocks us all.

    2ndly Ashley has calculated the potential of the squad higher than most of us. That’s why he sacked Hughton now.

    He clearly got into the conclusion that Hoots has brought the squad as far as he can and it will be the better for the team if he sacks Hoots out now, when he’ll be able to get a better replacement by offering him money for the january window. The window seems to be the crucial factor. No he has time to get the replacement and check out reinforcements before it opens on new years day.

    This has to be the only reason for this. And the fact that we lost to almost all of our real contenders WBA, Wolves and Stoke and drew against Blackpool & Wigan when we should have clearly won those matches.

    What do you lads reckon?

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #10


    And as far as my favourite goes as the next manager….Jol

    Ashley cannot be serious about Pardew

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    boater – i am fully aware that hughton has done a very good job, and no i did not expect top 4 , id of been happy with 17th!! but in the long run, no i did not expect hughton to do the job, and now was not the time to get rid of him, anyway that,s just my opinion……you ingrate!!!

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #12

    we have been lucky with certain results this season aswell, but when you look at the games we lost like macnoble say,s , it dont look good,.

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #13

    macnoble – I agree, apart from – we were beaten by blackpool and drew against wolves.

    You could write for Ed with misinformation skills like that.

    You are spot on with your reading of the situation – it goes with my instincts. However, we have made the mistake of thinking Ashley will allocate transfer funds for first team players, and been let down so I dare not factor there will be much available to a new manager.

    This makes me worry that he is going for a Pardew type, under the miserable misapprehension that he will ‘steady the ship’, and prevent relegation.

    My choice – by the way – would be Owen Coyle. As unlikely as that is. And ask him to bring Taylor, Lee, Cahill and Elmander with him.

  • dawid182

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Martin O’Neill! Jol last 3 teams failed! ONeill though his last 3 teams 15 years was! We do not have need a Dutchman manager. I think he would be fired after a year. We need a stable team.

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Carlmac – ha oh right so we were lucky in victory but hmmm justified in defeat. Wow that’s really convenient for your argument isn’t it! I think that’s what you call a jaundiced perspective.

    How do you know what hughton woud or wouldn’t have done down the line? You can’t see into the future, and to judge someone on the basis of a whimsical hunch as to what they will be like down at some unspecified point in the future is lunacy.

    You ingrate.

  • Sav

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Hughton has great qualities. That is clear from the things the players have said in recent months. His chief one seems to be to build teams – coaching as well as playing teams. The fact he is universally respected meant no-one wanted to disappoint him or go behind his back.
    When Calderwood left there was an opportunity to make up for Chris’ deficiencies by appointing another really good assisitant (Clarke, Carver or whoever) who would complement Hoots’ abilities and maybe bring some extra tactical talent or whatever was required.
    Ashley never gave that a chance to happen.
    Maybe there’ll be more funds now and a new bloke will at least have some kind of contract. But I was very happy with the direction we were taking under Hughton, sorry we’ve lost him and not at all sure the extra funds and financial commitment Ashley will be expected to inject will make up for the loss.

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #17


    Yap, got those too mixed 😀

    Ed, would you hire me?

    That is the one thing that worries me. If Ashley is ready to give some money for the manager to be. In O’Neills and Jols case it is inevitability.

    And hiring Pardew wouldn’t really be a step forwards.

  • ginkoh

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Both of them are acceptable for me when compare with other choice.

  • Adssy Mccc

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #19

    WE CAN’T LOSE SIGHT OF THE BIG PICTURE HERE (Objective – to survive this season)

    Martin O’Neil is the only manager who would virtually gaurntee our status as a Prem League team for next season.

    Come on…. Could you see him coming in and then him getting us relegated????

    I know nothing is ever certain – but I really don’t think we’d go down with him in charge.

    However, can’t see him lasting in the longer term with Cashley in charge!!!

  • jckie15

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Jol or O’neill would be great I reckon……I said months ago Hughton was just not the person to take us any further forward and got slated on here for it! However i was right!!! He has no tactical ability whatsoever, albeit we could hold the ball slightly better than before but its still Big Sam style punts to the tall forward and hope for a knock down. Our wingers are the worst in the premier league……i rate routledge above gutierrez cos at least he makes some sort of effort to run up the wing with the ball….gutierrez just drops it off to enruque and stands still! As for Danny Guthrie…..he should retire to the lower leagues! He is a shambles of a player! I am looking forward to Gosling and Ben Arfa returning with tiote and barton. Carroll and Lovenkrands upfront! Lovenkrands is a quality player, he makes intelligent runs but we dont have a “fabregas” who can see a through ball. I am not saying we need a fabregas, i am saying we need someone who can see the sneaky through ball that splits the defence that lovenkrands is always waitign to run on to! Ameobi, Guthrie and gutierrez are terrible players and exceptionally lazy! its all well and good them saying they are shocked with hughton going but its partly there fault for being so bloody lazy! As for managers as i said above hughton just didnt have the tactical knowledge and didnt know how to make subs that would change a game! We have lost to some poor teams this season at home too! Just because we beat arsenal and drew with chelsea some people think we are a good team! good teams are sitting 4 – 5- 6 points ahead of us we are 4 points of the drop! league positions dont matter at the moment only points! Hughton going is great as long as we get the right person back in! I am happy to sit on the fence as far as slating Ashley goes as i dont want to pass judgement too early! TOON4LIFE!

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #21

    boater….grow up, my apologies for having my own opinion…you must be right of course!!

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #22

    jckie15- i totally agree with you

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #23

    jckie15 – sit down and shut up.

    your longwinded boring rant stopped being interesting after about 2 sentences.

    How exactly, were you ‘right’ about Hughton – Because Ashley sacked him? Has that made you feel vindicated? Ha, priceless.

  • ginkoh

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Hughton is not the best manager in the world but He is by far better for us if campare with Pardew, Curbishley.

  • boater

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Carlmac – I’m sure you do agree with jckie15 – because you are both INFANTILE spectators with vicious, sniping views.

    You are exactly the sort of moaning, unrealistic armchair fans that gives the club a bad reputation in the eyes of the rest of the country.

    I’m done here – just remembered why I don’t bother with this blog anymore. It’s benwell chav/ asbo central.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 7, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #26

    The Whole Hughton has no tactical nous thing just doesnt stand up for me.
    However I agree tactically he was very naive, but this has to be his only fault surely??

    And if so, why wasnt he allowed to appoint a Assistant?? An assistant that concentrated on tactics? watching opposition play etc etc. Don Howe…master tactician and assistant to the great Sir Bobby and Arsenal coach/assistant Manager. Jose Mourinho, assitant to Sir Bob at Barca and one of the best tactical football minds in the world (Sir Bobs words) …..anyway i could go on!! Fat barstard could have said to Hughton, we need more experience in the set up, you need to find an experienced guy, much like Arthur Cox under KK, who will help you out with tactics, and take ALOT of pressure off!!

    But no……ill just sack him, give some other no hoper a huge contract, and sack him with big compen pay out next year!!!!!

    As for the 2 Martins? Is it a given that they will take us further than Hughton could have with the right help??

    Just stinks of Cashley playing at the countries largest Casino…..St James wank sports

  • jckie15

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #27

    boater who made you the expert like….maybe you should apply for newcastle job since you seem to think everyone is wrong but you…..i was right because he was going nowehere fast not because he has been sacked! boring after 2 sentences…is that cos you cant read!

  • jckie15

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #28

    also for the record hughton done an excellent job in championship…brought us much needed stability and played well enough win the league, but that same play doesnt work in premier league. Hughton take a bow you done well, but lacking a bit knowledge for premier league.

  • Brettoon

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #29

    No Pardew…

    It actually angers me that people voted for Parpoo and Curbishitely

    Jol because of his likeable character for me…

    We need someone who will be a man manager and Jol is that man.

    Miss Chris

  • Toon XI

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Good riddance Boater.

    You’re rude and arrogant responses to fellow bloggers is exactly what we don’t need. People have opinions that are different from yours. Get over it and accept that is what makes the world go round.

    Try having an adult discussion about an issue before you attack people with childish name calling.

  • jckie15

    Dec 7, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #31

    well said toon XI

  • carlmac

    Dec 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Toon XI well said…..boater- grow up


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