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Newcastle’s Next Game Against QPR, With New QPR Manager

1:48 pm, Monday, January 9th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Newcastle’s  next game is against QPR next Sunday, in an early kick off game and they sacked their manager Neil Warnock yesterday, along with Assistant Manager Mick Jones and first-team coach Keith Curle.

Neil Warnock - sacked yesterday as QPR manager
That’s not really surprising as in their last 11 Premier League games they won just one while losing 8, and they are 4th bottom of the league right now just one point above the drop zone.

And as we keep hearing, all football managers are in the results business – no results and you are out.

The rumor is they will now try to hire Mark Hughes, but whoever is manager next Sunday afternoon, we must be able to beat QPR next Sunday and that will mean we will have won three of our last four league games and we’ll be back on track again.

But if it is Mark Hughes who is the QPR manager next Sunday he will likely then mark will bring QPR to St. James’ Park and will park two big buses in their penalty are and he will try to get a point.

That’s what Mark  does initially when he takes over clubs – makes them difficult to beat before he concentrates on the attacking side of their game.

But we’ll be a little surprised if Hughes does join QPR with their 13,000m home gates but maybe the money of owner Tony Fernandes is enough for Hughes to think they have big ambitions.

And news from Sky Sports this morning is that 55-year-old Ray Wilkins, a Sky pundit these days, would love to get the job.

This is what the former Chelsea coach told Sky Sports Radio today:

“Oh yeah, no question about it. It would be a delight to go back and help them out. It would be an absolute pleasure to go back.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my stint there before, I enjoyed my time at Chelsea. I think I’ve probably grown in that field quite a bit over the last couple of years.”

“So it would be very pleasant to take on.” “If what I’m saying at the moment puts my hat in the ring then yes, that’s the case.”

“I think Mark Hughes is a very good contender. There’s no reason why Mark’s name shouldn’t be in the frame.” 

Ray was manager of QPR from November 1994 until September of 1996 and his record was 80 games played 31 won, 13 drawn band 36 lost for a win percentage of 38.75 and a loss percentage of 40, which is only average.

But whoever is the QPR manager next Sunday when they arrive at St. James’ Park we need all 3 points in that game.

Comments welcome.



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nimo // Jan 9, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    i hope he gets the job just to get him off the commentary

  • 2 joppadoni // Jan 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    feel sorry for warnock… hes a bloody good manager but bounces around the championship and lower league clubs because he isnt given the time with players.

    he brings a team up and is sacked within a year orso just coz the club want to remain in the EPL. still i guess they pay up his contract so he is on average prolly making a fooking bundle!

  • 3 ToonIcon // Jan 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Anyone else hoping Pards chins old floppy chops when we play the yids ?

  • 4 TOONCHRIS // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    a swear to god i hope harry dodgy bastaaarrrrddddd has a heart attack and dies the horrible shite stirring dingbat he is

  • 5 joppadoni // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    chris thats a terrible thing to even type. i hope you dont mean it.

  • 6 TOONCHRIS // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    no i dont mean it he has just got my blood boiling the horrid man,after he was crying like a bby about chelsea chasen modric he is doing his best to unsettle our players,hate the man

  • 7 joppadoni // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    not a big fan personaly either. mainly coz hes doing well lol #jealousy

    that and i dont like many yidd army peeps and even the ones i do are ball graters :S lol

  • 8 LGFUAD21 // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    @Toonchris

    just like when he kicked up a fuss about Nani after that farce of a goal. Only for RVV to act exactly the same against us

  • 9 Thump // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    13,000m, eh? No wonder they’re loaded!

  • 10 TOONCHRIS // Jan 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    exactly lads the man is a class A,BELLEND

  • 11 WTF // Jan 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Newcastle and QPR very interesting game because if we still remember that
    1. Joey Barton sign with QPR
    2. QPR launch new sponsor jersey

    Now for the next game QPR with new manager but I hope that Newcastle can get 3 point for that game.

  • 12 Munster Mag // Jan 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Mark Hughes – surely one of footballs most arrogant men. He was always known for this trait, but walking out on Fulham , expecting to stroll into the Villa job , before the Villa chairman put the kyboshon it – hilarious!!

  • 13 shanghai fan // Jan 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    I keep remembering Joey bartons remarks in the run up to and following his transfer, and every time I see the table or read about this sacking I’m thinking…. (and the answer rhymes with puppet)




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