Newcastle Could Still Appoint This Top French Manager


Christophe Galtier is not in talks with St Etienne on a new two year deal, and he was heavily linked with the Newcastle job in January, which now seems a long way away as Newcastle were linked with a number of good managers then – but as it turns we were not interested in any of them.

Christophe Galtier -Saint-Etienne

Christophe Galtier – would he even come to Newcastle?

With Newcastle now likely to be relegated at the end of the season,  that choice of manager is going to be so much more important – but it will also be more difficult to bring in a top man to coach a Championship side.

This is what Christophe has said in his press conference last week:

“I am not negotiating with the ASSE or with another club,” “thinking ahead, beyond the end of season is a big mistake.”

It’s a pity Newcastle didn’t take that advice this season, because they gave John Carver the head coach job through the end of the season and John was completely untested.

And now it looks like he’s lost the dressing room at Newcastle, lost eight games in a row and for the second time in six years a Geordie manager could be taking Newcastle down.

But this time it’s more sickening that in 2009, since we struggled all season six years ago but we’ve plummeted in the last couple of months losing every game.

The players seem not to care, and we have a coach who blames the players, says he’s the best coach in the Premier League – and doesn’t know what to do.

Relegation for Newcastle is a nightmare scenario, especially for us older folks who don’t have much time left, but it’s more likely now to happen than not.

It would be interesting when and if we go down, what Mike Ashley does this time around and who he tries to appoint as the head coach.

Last time he did absolutely nothing, and since Chris Hughton was the only coach left at the end of June he got to train the players when they came back from summer.

But Chris was a very good man and performed the Miracle on the Tyne to get us promoted with a missive 102 points.

That will not happen again next season, should we be relegated.

If Newcastle follow their disastrous decision-making of this year then we will stick with John Carver – such is the complete incompetence of those running the Newcastle club these days.

They may go after Galtier but he would probably follow Steve McClaren’s decision and turn down a club in utter turmoil.

John Carver has said this is the biggest game since our last relegation in 2009, but he said last week it was a huge game at Leicester and we were 1-0 down after 37 seconds, and we looked simply hopeless and managed to get two players sent off in the second half.

But it wasn’t John’s fault – it was all to do with the players – we know that because that’s what a hot-headed Carver told everybody after the game.

Another defeat against West Brom today and there will be in panic again – but it will be too late.



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16 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    He could be perfect. If he had just kept it to “thinking ahead is a big mistake” then he’d be nailed on for the job.

    Can someone remind me what the club have decided is the best way to get out of this situation? They did have a plan, right? It wasn’t just to carry on with the same thing they have since January, which has recently given us LLLLLLLL, and to simpLLLLLLLy try and LLLLLLLLay the bLLLLLLLLame on the fans?

    HWTF – HWTL

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Who cares?

    It is not our club.

    Let Ashley’s NUFC go down. Let’s celebrate in the streets.

    Championship football, the last time we were trying to win games.
    I quite enjoyed that season. It was better than this dross.

    Whatever it takes.
    #ASHLEYOUT

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Obertan…At the very least with change, we can have hope of something getting better. What we do know for sure, is that it hasn’t and isn’t getting better with Ashley.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Yes Ibiza…that was the plan!

    …and to ask for your unconditional support no matter what crap they pull!

    *they’ll even try an pin failure on you if they can!

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  • dave 1961

    May 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    This is what happened in 2009 lets see it history repeats.

    For a man desperate to sell his football club, Mike Ashley seems to be going about it in a funny way.
    TheNewcastle United owner is in Dubai with chairman Derek Llambias,executive director Dennis Wise and head of recruitment Tony Jimenez,in an effort to secure a buyer.
    But attempts to double his money with an asking price of £481millionhave been rejected. Yesterday there were allegations that Ashley snubbeda meeting with a Dubai consortium and caused offence by drinking inpublic during Ramadan.
    These claims came as, back home, WiganAthletic chairman Dave Whelan branded Ashley as unfit to run a football club and deserving of the stick he is getting.
    A photograph of Ashley allegedly drinking cocktails appeared on the Arabian Businesswebsite, with the claim that he had opted to head for the bar ratherthan a meeting with potential buyers.

    Associates of Ashley deny this but it was reported that the billionaire businessman refused to go
    to the meeting when he discovered they were prepared to offer only £200m. Ashley had asked for more than double that in documents handed torepresentatives of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al- Maktoum.
    A Dubai group indicated they would offer considerably less but a meeting was nevertheless set up at the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel. While Ashley’s camp claim Jimenez attended as Newcastle’s representative, Arabian Business described Ashley’s decision to go drinking with Wise and Llambias as a snub.
    So far, attempts to stir up interest in Dubai are floundering. Last night, a statement from Dubai Investment Group read: ‘Following incorrect media speculation about Newcastle Football Club, Dubai Investment Group can confirm that it is not involved in any negotiations to buy Newcastle Football Club, nor does it plan to do so in the future.’
    A spokesman for Dubai Sports City said much the same, insisting the three businessmen who privately own the $40billion development are ‘not interested’ either. Zabeel Investments, owned byAl-Maktoum, appear to have left the door slightly ajar even though chairman Mohammed Ali Al-Hashimi insisted he has had no direct contact with Newcastle or their representatives. ‘We have not had any contact and I am not interested in any English Premier League club right now,’
    he told Arabian Business.
    One City source criticised Ashley and said: ‘What he’s reported to be doing in the Middle East sounds like Loony Tunes to me – sheer lunacy. It’s all unbelievable. Had it not been for Ashley, a deal could have been done by now, ‘Plus, that starting price was ridiculous. They just won’t do business in Dubai with such an inflated price. It was simply a plain stupid move and who knows what this guy will do next.’ Ashley has turned for help to Keith Harris, the former Football League chairman who secured the deals that saw Icelanders take over West Ham, Randy Lerner buy Aston Villa and Thaksin Shinawatra take charge of Manchester City. Whelan added to the criticism of Ashley yesterday and said: ‘I know Mike Ashley quite well because I was running JJB when he was with Sports Direct, and he is a bit unusual. He is a very good retailer, but at managing a football club, no. ‘Especially with him being a Tottenham supporter and then going up to Newcastle, a club that is a different kettle of fish to most in the land. ‘The fans up there eat, breathe and live for one thing, and that is Newcastle United. Unless you put your whole heart into it, they will give you some stick. He has got it and he deserves it.’
    Newcastle were unavailable comment last night.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper…So there was absolutely no gesture on their part to show that things will be different?

    It’s not like the club to come out with empty gestures and promises of jam tomorrow.

    What’s going on?

    #AshleyOut
    #TheRestWillFollow

    HWTF – HWTL

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza

    My friends and family know I have disassociated myself from NUFC after 40 years of support.

    I have nothing in common with this odious man.
    I’m certainly not supporting any of his business ventures.

    #ASHLEYOUT

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    dave…I could be inclined to believe that, apart from the last part. The club are always forthcoming with info….

    Now get behind them, turn up and don’t upset anyone or you shall be considered a non fan from this point forward.

    HWTF – HWTL

    #AshleyOut

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Ibiza…there will be no support from me these last 3 games!

    It’s on them…everyone should do the same (unity and all that 😉 )

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Obertan…40 years of support is some badge of honour.

    If only that support could be utilised by the owner.

    After 8 years and recent confirmation of the clubs views towards it’s fans, there is no alternative for me. I have nothing left to “wait and see”.

    #AshleyOut

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  • spitfire_

    May 9, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11

    We have the best coach in the league. I don’t want this Galtier. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    My support was 100% unconditional, in my blood.
    Black and white through and through.
    He didn’t have to ask.

    He threw 40 years of support in my face like it is irrelevant.

    NOT MY CLUB

    CUT THIS CANCER OUT

    #ASHLEYOUT

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Obertan…support should never be unconditional – why do you think we find ourselves in this situation?

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  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Lee Clark resigns from Blackpool
    At least he’s man enough to recognise when enough is enough
    Heading back to Toon on a blacknwhite charger ? Ashley wouldn’t be so stupid as to think that’s a solution or to placate fans , would he.
    “Carver and Clark” – sounds like a variety club act.
    Silly me I forgot , that’s what The Impresario Ashley thinks we are.

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  • dave 1961

    May 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #15

    While in the early 1700s, New York had one of the largest slave populations of any of England’s colonies, slavery in New York differed from some of the other colonies because there were no large plantations Enslaved Africans lived near each other, making communication easy. They also often worked among free blacks, a situation that did not exist on most plantations. Slaves in the city could communicate and plan a conspiracy more easily than among those on plantations. They were kept under abusive and harsh conditions, and naturally resented their treatment
    The men gathered on the night of April 6, 1712, and set fire to a building on Maiden Lane near Broadway. While the white colonists tried to put out the fire, the enslaved African Americans, armed with guns, hatchets, and swords, attacked them and ran off
    Aftermath
    Seventy blacks were arrested and put in jail. Six are reported to have committed suicide. Twenty-seven were put on trial, 21 of whom were convicted and sentenced to death. Twenty were burned to death and one was executed on a breaking wheel. This was a form of punishment no longer used on whites at the time. The severity of punishment was in reaction to white slaveowners’ fear of insurrection by slaves.
    After the revolt, laws governing the lives of blacks in New York were made more restrictive. African Americans were not permitted to gather in groups of more than three, they were not permitted to carry firearms, and gambling was outlawed. Other crimes, such as property damage, rape, and conspiracy to kill, were made punishable by death. Free blacks were no longer allowed to own land. Slave owners who decided to free their slaves were required to pay a tax of £200, a price much higher than the price of a slave.

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  • dave 1961

    May 9, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #16

    While in the early 2015, Shirebrook had one of the largest slave (zero hours contract) populations of any of England’s towns, slavery in Shirebrook differed from some of the other towns because there were no large plantations Enslaved poles lived near each other, making communication easy. They also often worked among free people, a situation that did not exist on most towns. Slaves (zero hours contract) in the city could communicate and plan a conspiracy more easily than among those on towns. They were kept under abusive and harsh conditions, and naturally resented their treatment.
    Aftermath
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