It’s Difficult – But The Team Is Not Affected By The Upheaval


Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini was linked by the Independent with becoming the new head coach at Newcastle earlier in the week – but Colo has come out and rubbished that story.

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Fab Coloccini – not interested in coaching

The Newcastle captain is going to be an important leadership figure in the next few weeks,  as Newcastle try to bring in a replacement for the departed Alan Pardew – who couldn’t seem to get out of Toon  quick enough.

We have no idea who Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley maybe looking to bring in –  but it will not be a big name or a top manager or coach.

All Mike will need is a middle of the table manager for a middle of the table team.

That’s about the extent of it under Mike Ashley’s leadership of Newcastle, where finances are (a lot) more important than the team.

And when that’s the case any success is hard – maybe  even impossible – to achieve.

This is what Colo has said:

“I am a football player now and want to play for a few years more,” “I want to enjoy being on the pitch – it’s (being coach) not for now.”

“It is a difficult situation, but John Carver is with us. He has the experience to take the job.”

“Of course it is difficult, but it has not affected the team. When you go on the field, you have to leave all the problems behind you.”

Since Newcastle are looking for a head coach, they may look to the continent to bring in a coach used to that system, where they don’t have full control on transfers.

Continental managers who have been linked with Newcastle this week include Ajax coach Frank de Boer, former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, who is now at Turkish side Besiktas, and St. Etienne head coach Christophe Galtier, who’s been linked with Newcastle for a several months now.,

Well at least now we know it will not be Colo.

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28 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1

    It cannot be laid down solely on anyone’s door, but surely if this players wanted more from their career then playing football the Pardew way would not be a career step!

    …so of course an ambitious footballer would leave both because of an unambiguous owner and a very average coach at best?

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Our Toon

    January 2, 2015

    Rotonda

    For me Cabella is just as bad as Gouffran if not worse, both are ineffective going forward but Gouffran is more likely to score, Gouffran is better defensively, however if you are looking for someone to do step overs when no one is around then look no further than Cabella.

    For someone who got into double figures last season he looks god awful when shooting, watching him on training and before games kick off and even during games, the lad has no conviction or power in his shots, very weak in front of goal, looks lost when trying to finish. I’m pretty certain he’s missed at least 5 sitters this season, starting with Villa match and ending with Everton game

    Our Toon

    January 2, 2015

    Very disappointed at Sissoko, Colback and Tiote yesterday. They allowed Burnley to out battle them and to take control of the game. It really does make me wonder what fans see when they vote on these things, we should have a category for none of the above!!

    The French Heskey did what he’s good at and that’s hold the ball up but boy is he shite in front of goal, I’ve never known someone so devoid of finishing. Armstrong shouldn’t be coming off the bench to replace the french Heskey. Young Alnwick won’t make it at this level. Dummett made a couple of howlers yesterday that led to goals. Williamson is pants and how anyone voted him as player of the year on this blog for a side that conceded 60 odd goals is beyond me. A lot of negatives from yesterday, best 45 mins for a long time and worst 45 mins for a long time!! Bizarre substitutions as well!!

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  • Mag52

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesper.

    Under Ashley we will only get average coaches at best, so what hope do you see for us ?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Jesper

    It all adds up doesn’t it. An average coach employed by an unambitious owner is not attractive to any player who wants anything more than mid-table mediocrity. Whoever the next manager is might play slightly better football, but nothing else much will change until mash lraves

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Our toon

    Wow. You’re in a bad mood!
    I agree about our MF being weak in the second half. Shocking turn around after looking in charge fitst half

    Willo got voted player of the year that time because he was the least useless at the time. We can’t exactly vote on how they might play in the future, as non of us a fcuking psychic! However, i agree he is no good to us now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper

    Very true with that comment. However I don’t even think a mourinho or Anchelotti would get this team to win anything or make top 4, the defence is a total shambles, only one I rate is Janmaat and he’s not even top top class.

    I think the blame lies mainly with ashley, if he wanted the club to be successful he should hire a good manager, not allow 4 years of mediocrity that he has done under pardew. Pardew is a bad manager, we all saw that, ashley should have addrressed the situation.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Jesper…Agreed, Pardews coaching will have been a factor for some of the players, as people have pointed out, they had made criticisms of his “style” in the past.

    My main point, was that those players didn’t leave just because of Pardews style. We were a stepping stone as that is what Ashley has us set up for.

    There are many factors that would have led up to them leaving, many of which have little to do with Pardew imo.

    A better style of football is just one area that this club needs to look at to keep it’s best players.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Our toon

    Yeh the subs were terrible yesterday. No idea how cabella never got on the pitch, I like armstrong but after seeing more of him I’m not sure he is ready just yet (especially when we are struggling to get the ball and give him support)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    What is getting overlooked when talking about these foreign coaches who don’t have say in transfers is that they still expect players to be replace, we do not replace players to suit the team but to suut the books. Take Soton, they sold a fortune in the summer and replaced well, we would not have stumped up the money for Pelle at his full value, we would have waited until his contract was dwindling or his club were in financial difficulty, either might never have happened and we invariably lose out.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus

    I agree we can’t look at things in hindsight but we all knew before last season that willo is pants.

    I’m in a bad mood because the lads did 2 things that are a big NO NO for me in any sport. We underestimated Burnley and we came out in that 2nd half thinking we’d already won the game. Once you play with that mentality it’s so hard to try to reach that top level again. Especially the 3 central midfield lads, they more than any other players on the pitch didn’t take the game by the scruff of the neck and really stamp there authority on the game.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Calmed down a bit from yesterday
    played well first half should of had more goals bossed the game

    second half ABSOLUTE FARCE – garbage, crap couldn’t string two passes together lost the plot and played hoofball – and the substitutions from the Chuckle Brothers and the tactics we employed. I thought Riviere was having a decent game and linked up well with Perez playing a lot of one two’s off each other causing Burnley problems. Once Armstrong came on he and Perez were totally isolated and we ended up humping long balls up to the shortest player on the pitch.
    My players assessments
    Alnwick 5 merit marks – OK but should of kept the last goal out but like the rest of our goalkeepers lack communication with the defence
    Dummett 4 had a stinker at fault for first gaol – first thing you are taught is do NOT pass the ball back towards the goal but to the side
    Colocinni 5 looked slow and ponderous got bullied by Barnes
    Taylor 6 had a steady game and scored FROM A CORNER!!
    Janmaat 7 best of a bad bunch at the back but left exposed at the back when went forward.
    Tiote 1 and lucky to get 1 – give the ball away from the first minute to the last
    Sissoko 8 tried his best but overdid in the second half – but got no help from rest of team.
    Colback 7 had excellent first half but disappeared second half
    Gouffran 6 Did nothing wrong but did nothing special either
    Riviere 7 Did well first half but faded second half linked up well with Perez would like to see both of them given a chance to play together.
    Perez 9 Star man ran all game movement off and on the ball excellent. keeps the ball, brilliant at turning on the ball and setting up play created 3rd goal.

    Subs Armstrong 3 that’s for coming on the pitch – never had a chance – isolated long hoofballs to him no good – needs ball on deck.
    Williamson 4 did OK
    Hiadara 2 poor caught in possession all to often – give the ball away.

    Chuckle Brothers – Carever/Stone 3 first half set up good played well. Second half I did not understand tactics and substitutions – Riviere should of stayed on subbed Tiote for Cabella and dropped Goufran back to defensive midfield

    Oh and the crowd
    Great attendance 51,000 plus with no public transport available.
    Atmosphere not bad but that was due to the Burnley supporters who could be heard all game – best away supporters so far this season.
    TOON support OK but quite for to long a periods but the football dished up second half did not help

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza

    How many clubs aren’t a stepping stone these days…even ronaldo used Man Utd to get his dream madrid move.

    At the end of the day if we want to see top class players we know they will be ambitious and want to move. Rather have our players getting interest from Man Utd, arsenal, etc than not…just means we have good players.

    The issue is just not using the money to replace them right away, leaving it far too long.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Jail

    It’s terrible management isn’t it. Ashley would never leave the shelves at SD unstocked because he couldn’t get the shirts bought that 1p cheaper or he wouldn’t leave a store without a manager.

    If they insist on not paying over their value for a player then they need to make sure they have a list of 5/6 players in each role so that one will always be available at the right price. There are thousands of good players around the world so surely it can’t be difficult to get options.

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  • nut meg

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    I didn’t get to see the game BUT….I thought it was pretty obvious to most people that Dummett was better at CB than FB. We’ve looked far more solid with him in the centre,so why weaken the defence when Hairdryer was available to play at full back??

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #15

    If the theory is our best players left, at least partly because of Pardew. You have to wonder why they agreed to play for him in the first place. Players see us as a stepping stone. Pretty sure Debuchy made a comment as soon as he came in that he was ambitious for higher things.
    I don`t blame players for that they have a short career and want too make the most of it.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #16

    TS

    I’ve been saying for weeks that Armstrong isn’t what he’s hyped up to be yet I got shot down by fans who overlooked his performances and judged his potential/hype, the lad needs to learn the game and he needs to do it on loan somewhere else. Bring him on and then employing the same tactics is just shocking, He’s young and time is on his side but I don’t think he’ll make the grade unless he has significant improvement.

    Cabella is not the answer for me mate, I’ve well and truly written the guy off, he looks very poor….funny thing is most on here would blast HBA for inconsistent performances but at least he’d do something in 90 mins, Cabella does absolutely nothing.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #17

    I would take slightly better football any day!!!

    Mag…what’s the point in always thinking the worse?

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    sick of being spun boll0x remove this lot now

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Tequila

    Exactly. Everyone is motivated by different things. Some want money, some want to be the best they can, some love a club/area and the life that goes with it, some don’t want to uproot their families….for most it’s a combination of all.

    Unfortunately for us we don’t win anything/challenge, we don’t pay massively well and the area isn’t that appealing (although I love this part of the world, can’t blame young blokes wanting to live in London or beautiful cities like Paris/Rome/Milan etc.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #20

    TS…Very true.I think I got sidetracked from my original point, which was that these players wanted out because of Pardew.

    It’s simply not true, well, not to the extent that is portrayed.

    Take Ajax for example. Always have top coaches, always play good football, always have good talent to play next to and always are in the CL – but it is not deemed the best league and they can’t offer the top wages, so they lose players.

    Even the top top teams are subject to losing good players, as they can’t all be played and some players ambition is to play as much football as they can and not just warm a bench.

    As you say, the biggest issue is that we don’t replace outgoing players efficiently / quickly enough.

    That and the fact the club have stated they don’t have any footballing ambition 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Our toon

    See I think he is a good player and will be good, did well against lower league oppo in the cup but that’s why. I think he looked good gains by Spurs.

    The problem for him is that he needs support, especially at the age and we isolate our strikers so it’s far too hard for him to lead a line, ok as a 2 with somebody like Carroll Id imagine, but not ready to be up top alone….even Owen needed a Heskey type.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #22

    I’ll tell you what. We could do a whole lot worse than enticing Dyche from Burnley. I was really impressed with his team, their organisation, their ability to change tactics and their fighting spirit.

    I hope they stay up. They deserve it and deserved 3 points yesterday.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    TS I can see the better players being disillusioned by the lack of ambition to win anything so in a sense Pardew could be seen as a symptom of that, but yes players all have different reasons. Usually as long as they are getting picked they are usually happy with the manager.
    I can see that HBA might see him as a reason to want to move but we practically had to prise him away feom Tyneside

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    The Newcastle job is a notoriously difficult one, made doubly so by Ashley’s rigid transfer policy, and inexperience, it would appear. Even if we got a guy like DeBoer, I wouldn’t put money on him succeeding, certainly not straight off the bat. Eredevise is not the EPL, and Newcastle is not Ajax, it’s pretty far removed from it. I doubt the transition will be in any way seamless, if we do decide to bring in a young continental manager. Ideal quite possibly, but in reality, probably fraught with problems, at least significant teething problems, you’d think, if Ashley is indeed sincere about playing a better brand of football, nurturing youth and developing the club. Anyway, no time like the present, I suppose.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #25

    TS

    He’s someone who again got more hype than what is deserved. It’s the British way, build them up before they make it and 9 times out of 10 watch em fail because they believe there own hype!! I sincerely hope he has something about him because he hasn’t shown me anything mate

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #26

    Something is fundamentally wrong with the club when Tony Pulis would rather manage at W Brom than at our famous club.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #27

    Jail

    On this occasion I’m thankful for MA, tip of Pulis wishlist is Peter Crouch, imagine if he was given the freedom to buy who he wants here!!

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  • dannitoon

    Jan 2, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    How could we tell… always the same scenario in da toon

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