Newcastle Slowly But Surely Returning To Become Top Side?

With Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham visiting Newcastle today, we look back to three years ago, when Harry Redknapp was offered the Newcastle manager job, after Sam Allardyce was sacked.

Harry Redknapp – terrific job at Tottenham

Of course Harry took over at Tottenham several months after he had finally turned down the Newcastle job, in January of 2008.

It seems that Harry had initially accepted the  job, but then the story goes that on the Friday night after telling M<ike Ashley he would take the job, he had dinner with his wife and friends, and he (or they?), changed his mind, and Kevin Keegan was appointed the following Wednesday.

But we have to wonder whet would have happened if Harry had taken over the Newcastle club – and certainly it’s hard to think the team would have been relegated two years ago.

But it’s also hard to think that Newcastle would have been relegated if owner Mike Ashley hadn’t done the dirty on Kevin Keegan in the transfer business.

Anyway, we’re getting depressed even discussing it again, and we’re sorry we even brought it up.

Suffice to say that Newcastle are now in a lot better shape than 18 months ago, and we just hope Alan Pardew can take the club to the next step, in our revival.

We all know Chris was little short of magnificent in the 18 months he was in the job.

And from what we’ve seen of Alan Pardew, he could just be so inspired at being the Newcastle manager, he could continue the Newcastle rise back to potential greatness – and may do even better than even he thinks he can.

We hope so in case, but we’re not getting too carried away these days – that  relegation was just too much of a reality check for us.

But first things first – and we are looking for a win – yes all 3 points this afternoon, as the next mini step.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Herbies Bonnet

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #1

    1st!!! Toon 2 – Spurs 1

  • kingraghav

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    we where always a top side…be in championship ,be it in premiership …3-1 to us today…

  • Offkey

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I really dont like this 1st, 2nd, 3rd rubbish.

  • obaflamey

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #4


  • arfa chance

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #5

    5th. Just winding u up offkey lol

  • leedodd

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Crikey see Harry Got Mugged in Spain On Thursday !!!!

  • Phil K

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    All a bit silly.
    But the idea that ‘Appy ‘Arry was talked out of the job by family and friends wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
    You know how small minded and lost beyond Teddington most cockneys are.
    Remember the lad we got from West ham who kept us up when we were in deep do-dah ?
    Paul Goddard. Even Jimmy Greaves said HE should have got Player of the Year.
    He and Glen Roeder carried Newcastle.
    Goddards wife though, wanted to go back “Dahn Sarf” and Goddard left, with our thanks.
    Rob Lee didn’t want to come north, but in the end, got to quite like it here.

  • sweendog

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Harry mugged .. its usually him mugging football clubs .. 🙂 .. I bet the muggers ended off worse off after attempting it on wide boy ‘arry

    As for today 2-0 half time .. 3-1 full time to the mighty magpies ..

  • sweendog

    Jan 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #9

    see theres talk of an inter milan top player coming.. Davide Santon ..

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Arry needs money to do well and when he don’t get his way he throws his toys out and leaves and takes backhanders glad he didn’t cone just look at pompy were staring to win things now struggling in champs. Hope a win today but can’t see it so a draw would be a good result today 2-2 Nolan and best

  • balubas1

    Jan 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #12

    If we manage to keep barton, enrique, carroll and tiote, the headline of the article may very well be true.

  • ToonTex

    Jan 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Top sides don’t go tits up at the likes of Stevenage.


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