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Reports Newcastle Lining Up Tony Pulis

8:50 am, Sunday, April 20th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

Maybe this is the last news we all wanted to hear – it’s being reported in the Mirror today, that Mike Ashley could be lining up the new Palace manager Tony Pulis to become the new Newcastle manager, if the owner decides that Alan Pardew’s time is up on Tyneside.

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Tony Pulis – is he really being lined up as Newcastle manager?

Yes, Tony has done a great job at Crystal Palace and he has five wins on the trot,  and Palace are now only 3 points behind Newcastle and along with Stoke could push Newcastle out of a top ten place, over the last three games of the season .

But Tony was fired at Stoke City last summer simply because of his (very) dull style of football, and he is very like former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce in the way he plays the game, and Sam was sacked on Tyneside for that same reason in January of 2008 – for his style of football – boring and defensive.

Newcastle have a history of playing good attacking and entertaining football, and under both Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson we did that and we were also in the top four in the Premier League. and one of the most popular sides in England.

The news is that Ashley is said to be a big fan of the 56 year-old Welshman, who has never been relegated as a football manager.

Pulis is on a new contract at Crystal Palace, and it’s said Newcastle would need to pay compensation of around £3M – it would not be worth it.

The last thing we want to see back at Newcastle is the long ball and physical play at the expense of good open and entertaining football.

We just have to hope this news is all made up – after all it is a Sunday – and that’s often fantasy day – as far as football news is concerned.

And the good news is that Pulis lives on the South Coast in Dorset, and like Harry Redknapp before him, he may be unwilling to move to the cold climate of Newcastle and the north-east, so that could be in our favor.

What we need is a good up-and-coming younger manager such as a Roberto Di Matteo or Wigan’s Uwe Rösler.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League


34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hibbit // Apr 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    out of the frying pan into the fire

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Apr 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    April first was three weeks ago.
    He would have to pay compensation.
    He would want a transfer kitty.
    Non story.

  • 3 toon kk // Apr 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    MA should have bought a league 1 club to mess around with instead of ruining ours.
    What a mess.

  • 4 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Im hearing lots of things about Malky Mackay, how true it is, is anyones guess.

  • 5 theartfuldodger // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Ashley – Tony, dont take our 10th position. If you let us finish 10th you can have tPardeas job and small bonus

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Now we’re supposedly in the best financial position we’ve sver been in and are ‘stable’ what’s stopping us getting a Van Gaal etc, oh hang on a minute…..

  • 7 theartfuldodger // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:13 AM


    That is so true.

    Cant believe 50K turn up to watch this crap, pay money , sit in silence and go back.

    Ashley will be happy even if 50K fans have tears in their eyes in the stadium.

  • 8 Go toon gooooo // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Pulis have won 5 consecutive games.So what.And Pardew in this season has won 5 consecutive games.He is risky manager for this football club and if he comes in i hope his ego is not like Parde although great football player Eidur Gud….doesn’t agree with that.

  • 9 cyprus // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Not fair the condemnation of this guy. He adjusts each team to its strength, understands tactics and has notoriously hard to beat outfits. No one can say his teams keel over. He performed miracles (yes) at Stoke and he took the softest team (Palace) to safety in not time. Would take him in a sec, over our current one.
    Still, would rather have Laudrup.

  • 10 Mickalonius // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    So who does everyone want as manager when the next guy loses a couple of matches in a row ? It’s very simple, ANY manager would be this position with the lack of investment in this team. We have not strengthened, we have one striker (not even ours), we have lost the heart of our team in Cabaye and on top of that lost 3-4 half decent players that we have. What do you expect ? Be careful what you wish for, remember who Ashley brought in after Keegan…

  • 11 goommy // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Wanna jump from fire to the hell fire?

    Pard average ppg(point per game) = 1.5x (class B manager who can lead team to europa league or send team to championship in every season)

    Pulis average ppg = 1.4x(need more explanation?)

    FYI, class S manager like Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho got average ppg = 2.2x and class A manager like Arsene Wenger, Rafael Benitez, Jurgen Klopp got average ppg = 1.9x

  • 12 hibbit // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    pulis is not daft if takes a job he runs the job to strong to be even thought about just the press mixing it

  • 13 Go toon gooooo // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    To have Redknapp and Di Matteo available and to go(if it is all that true)for Pulis, is wrong(almost poor) decision.

  • 14 toon kk // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    50,000 cant think we’re to bad or they wouldn’t going back to SJP.

  • 15 cyprus // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    You are comparing apples with oranges. I’d get a good average with Real, so would you :)

  • 16 Mickalonius // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Everyone needs to think about why we are struggling, this is not down to Pardew, this is down to Kinnear and the lack of strength and depth in our squad. Oh and remember who replaced Keegan so be careful what you wish for…

  • 17 bishopblaize // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Please please spare me from garbage headlines … Why on earth would Pulis want to leave a club climbing the table

    And a club that has attracted more appealing names in transfers that our us

    Let’s get Roberto Di Matteo before he goes to club below ours and excels them above us

    Anyway morning everyone .. HWTL

  • 18 cyprus // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    supporting your team doesn’t mean they are not too bad. If that were the case, by now everyone would support Man U.

  • 19 Marty-Toon // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    I’m glad i am away next weekend and don’t need to watch the arsenal game,this is just disgusting.
    On the supposed likening to Pulis,he’d want money to spend on Walters and Crouch :-)
    One thing is he knows how to train his team and gets a lot more out of what he has to work with than Pardew does.
    His teams always score goals from set pieces and defend well.
    Mark Hughes has them playing better stuff now but he took over a decent team.
    Usually Hughes would spend spend spend and destroy a club but he’s done well because the team he took over was fit,could defend well from before and he’s added a bit of quality and go them playing the ball on the ground more.
    Wouldn’t mind having Brucie in to be honest

  • 20 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    What a nightmare of a scenario. One stone-age manager to another.


    Ashley out, Pardew out.

  • 21 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    He won’t pay £3m compensation on top of £15m to Pardew. I’d rather keep Pardew than Pulis. He’s got lucky at Palace. New manager effect and some extremely lucky results.

  • 22 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    By the time Pardew leaves us he will have earned £25 million from the club. Assuming he is on £50,000 a week. If he gets sacked now thats £25m in 3.5 years. Not bad for a manager that couldn’t get Southampton promoted from league one despite spending millions and having the likes of Lambert & Lallana. Even with a ten point deduction he should have at least made the play-offs with the team he had.

  • 23 toon kk // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    when your club is playing poorly it doesn’t mean you start supporting another club. BUT everyone is fed up with our dross football but is happy to keep going to watch it, why should MA do anything to improve things when everyone is
    happy to put up with it?

  • 24 Norpie // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Uwe Røsler was the manager of my Norwegian favorite team, Viking. They played the most boring hoofball ever back then. I would hate to see him as a Newcastle manager. It is time to look for a manager who understands how to play a ball through midfield, rather than over it.

  • 25 magicbus // Apr 20, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    If its going to cost £3 mill to get Pullis does that mean our Summer war chest is all spent?

  • 26 nufc_eire // Apr 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Marcelo Bielsa anyone?

  • 27 stuart no9 // Apr 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Toonkk @14. —- wrong . They keep going back because they are tight selfish bas””ds who have already bought their tickets and don’t want to give 1 game up to have a boycott . Pathetic people .

  • 28 karasu // Apr 20, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Personally I would like to get Harry Redknapp. Man took lowly Tottenham and turned them into almost-UCL, which AVB promptly took back down. He’s made guys like Ledley King and Gareth Bale trendy has an eye for bargains like Rafael van der Vaart.

  • 29 Sav // Apr 20, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    If there’s millions tpo spend on compensation to the other club and to pay off Pardew’s 6 year deal, frankly, I’d rather see it spent on players. Bringing in the likes of Tony Pulis (and I think he’s a good shout for manager of the year) does not fill me with thoughts of a trophy.

  • 30 goommy // Apr 20, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    RDM is final answer. Go get him or never got a chance forever..

  • 31 JamesToon // Apr 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    goommy laudrup is my final answer.

  • 32 Malta Mag // Apr 20, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Nothing against Pulis because as someone just mentioned earlier, he does the very best with what he’s given, but my choice would be Steve Bruce.

  • 33 Szarka // Apr 20, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Laudrup maybe, or some other manager, that has a playing team, not Pulis with a simple kick and run. If we play like Stoke did with Pulis, I cant watch any match no more :/

  • 34 Crawfordladd17 // Apr 20, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Eddie Howe? He will be a top 4 manager in 3-4 years

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