A Good Coach Could Be The Turning Point For Newcastle

Newcastle now have a real  opportunity, by appointing a very good coach who can get the best out of the Newcastle squad, including the many great youngsters we have coming through the club  – that he may be able to bring some success back to Newcastle, and that may be in spite of owner Mike Ashley.

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Mike Ashley – can he turn over a new leaf at Newcastle?
Probably not 🙁

We’d love to see Mike Ashley turn a new leaf at Newcastle, and promise to invest all the significant money the club will be making over the next few seasons and invest it right back into the club.

The investment could be used to improve the club’s facilities, get new players in and put some additional funds into the Academy and in the scouting staff under Graham Carr.

We’d love to see that – but we cannot see the owner agreeing to do that.

And we’ve known for over six months that our financial figures for the last financial year will be phenomenal – probably the highest profits of any club in the Premier League by a long way.

But there are also reports almost every day,  that either PSG or Arsenal will sign 25 year-old Newcastle powerhouse Moussa Sissoko in January, and that could be true if a club bids around £16M for him.

We’d love to see Mike Ashley also promise that he will not sell players in the January transfer window when we know it’s almost impossible to replace them.

We’d love to see Mike Ashley sell up and leave Newcastle, so the club is not used as a pawn in Mike’s game of getting free worldwide advertising and publicity for his Sports Direct company.

That shouldn’t be allowed.

But given that’s not going to happen, at least in the short-term, if Newcastle can appoint a very good coach – a man who can get the very best out of the squad we have – Newcastle could even start to do very well.

And that’s possible.

Just think what Sir Bobby Robson could get out of the current squad.

We have already seen this season with the players we have, that Newcastle can look a very decent side, and we went six games unbeaten when we conceded only two goals, and we still had players like Siem de Jong, Davide Santon and Rolando Aarons out injured.

We only scored nine goals in those six games – but that’s what we need to get back to – a strong defense that doesn’t concede stupid goals.

We’ve been prone to doing too much of that in the last eight games since the win over Chelsea on 6th December, when we’ve conceded 19 goals and scored only eight – although in our last two home games we did manage to score 5 goals without having Papiss Cisse available – so that was encouraging.

There is genuine hope that Newcastle can get back to being a good team again – if we can get the right coach in.

We should know who that is within the next few days ….. or the next few weeks.

It would be good to get a coach in now,  because he would have  half a season to work with the players – so we could be well positioned by the summer, and he would also know who he wanted brought in over the summer, and we’d be all set for next season.

What do you think?

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16 comments so far

  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #1


    Geremi’s Prosthetic Leg Fund @ 49

    Yes, I’m hoping that what you describe is what the Head Coach will do.

    The problem he will have is not being given sufficient time, by the board and the fans, to lay the foundations as the Premiership is all about results today and he’ll with tomorrow.

    But we live in hope.

  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #2

    ‘..and hell with tomorrow’

  • Markaccus

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #3


    Yeah. For some reason people are scared of brits managing even if they do have a good record.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4


    You said ”If McClaren was a foreigner with the same CV he would be the fans favourite.”

    The cold facts are we don’t in reality produce that many good english coaches, certainly not enough modern, techncially proogessive ones, Dyche and Clement and to a degree McLaren being the exceptions.

    I think people don’t give a rat’s patudi where they come from as long as they are good at what they do and we get the best people on merit for the job, regardless of origin.

    At most properly run professional clubs we’d probably be like the top 6 clubs

    Also re- the Dutch, sadly in the past that was more a conflict between the white players and the surinamese than a generalisation.

  • mindshaft

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t give a t0ss if the next coach is from Mars, it’s all about results and getting us to play in an attractive style – think we all know we are unlikely to challenge for top four with Ashleys current financial constraints but top 6 should be achievable

  • Markaccus

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    McC would certainly be a big footballing improvement if nowt else.He knows continental players and styles, so SHOULD be able to get the best out of our current crop. Derby play good football by all accounts

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully we could get someone who could come in and have the koeman effect, hit the ground running.

    All his best players sold before he even gets there, but he quickly implements a great playing style and makes shrewd buys

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Akhhhhhh…this blog is getting bored now…
    Shooting too much talk who should take the hot seat. Give it a rest people,let the club figure out the next move!!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #9


    I think quite a lot of people would be perfectly happy wth mclaren. I was frustrated in that qualifier against croatia at wembley when england banged it long to crouch for 90 mins but he seems since to have become quite a good manager after developing that daft dutch accent and mannerisms.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10


    mate this is a fans forum and a very hot topic which people want to discuss. if you’re not interested now, when would you be.

  • musomag

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #11


    A good OWNER would be the turning point at this club.
    Until then, expect no change.

  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #12


    Thanks for coming back to me.

    I live in a foreign country so I am definitely not xenophobic.

    But unless my eyes and ears have deceived me haven’t there been chants and banners about Cockneys ? Irrespective of the merits or otherwise of people like Hoddle a few on this blog have mentioned that he is from the South.

    I agree with you about not enough British managers being technically progressive. I think this is less to do with the individuals and more to do with English clubs being obsessed with the short term primarily because of money and fan pressure for immediate results. Is David Moyes, after yesterday, going to be another Brit to add to that very short list ?

    I disagree with you about the Dutch in that they are very argumentative amongst themselves. I didn’t know about the racial angle you mentioned.

  • storza

    Jan 5, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Paul clement is the latest name to be doing the rounds. Has been an assistant for a lot of experienced managers might be worth a go.

  • dalton7675

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #14

    we should of stuck with pardew! were not going to do better before the end of January! all the haters have ruined this season not MA and AP

  • dalton7675

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    i think harry rednap might be a decent option and probably up for a move he has done OK at pompy spurs and QPR, would prefer him to McLaren and hoddle, I think he is the only man to available to take us forward this January if not him I’d wait until end of season and hope we stay up!
    Got to say it again if we get relegated its down to the banners the haters etc even match of the day pundit said we would realise how well pardew actually did once he had gone and I agree did a top 10 finish with a top 10 squad and your deluded if you think some hot shot kid can come in and do a better job long term again with a very average team!

  • c-dog

    Jan 6, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve been very disappointed with Armstrongs performances. At 17 he doesn’t even put in a shift. Looks like he swans out with nothing to prove. I’d have thought he’d be eager and full of running. Instead lazy and unwilling to close down. Then there’s Perez. Bursts a gut til the end. Has the technique to go with it. He could be World class.


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