Massive Support From Newcastle Fans For Vieira – Poll Results

We are trying to gauge the support Patrick Vieira has over Steve McClaren with the Newcastle fans – and initial results  – about 2,000 votes are in at the time of writing – is massive support for the 38 year-old Frenchman.

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Patrick Vieira – in with a chance of Newcastle job

There’s one vote per reader, and here’s you chance to vote if you haven’t already done so, as we try to get a full cross-section of the views of Newcastle fans.

Who Do You Want As The New Newcastle Head Coach?

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140 comments so far

  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Previous –
    Olly is right you can’t mess about in the PL but more accurately mike has found out there’s no such thing as coasting, the PL is always moving and will leave you behind unless you keep running, no good putting the pencil arranger and the club bib washer and general handyman in charge you need pros who are up with the modern game.

  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #2

    I voted Vieira like I would for just about anyone but carver or Steve Mac.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    As said earlier (in a long post which most people probably fell asleep reading) Viera is an exciting appointment. Not necessarily because he is the right man, but because he would demonstrate a change in attitude and approach by the club.

    The more I read on his style , the better I feel about his appointment, but for me the major thing is that it is polls apart from the safety first ‘stability’ approach that many fans, myself included, now expect from the club.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    My partner has just had a 20 minute rant at me on how me supporting NUFC has largely ruined our 20 year relationship and is the root cause of all my depression!

    She says if it’ not the procession of appallingly poor managers, it’s the owners and if it’s not the owners it’s the players etc etc. You get the gist..

    In the cold light of day it’s kind of hard to disagree, especially after a weekend when the teams it would be so much easier to follow, ie Arsenal and Barcelona were sublime.

    I think I have now made a pact with her and myself that if Viera or someone of equal standing comes in and is allowed to appoint their own people etc, I will stick with it, as after 45 years supporting them this would signify a significant departure and change of direction.

    If it is McLaren with the same 3rd rate coaching staff I think it is finally all over for me. Not so much because it’s McLaren, as there are worse out there, but because yet again a great opportunity has been missed by the ”football board”’ (whoever they are!)

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Whether you want McClaren, Vieira, Laudrup or anyone else you really have to wonder how on earth Ashley can let Charmless piss about for this long!

    …in the real world ppl get fired for less. This is nothing but incompetence or negligence!

    Charmless Out!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    RH…family comes first mate! Don’t east your senior years on some club that doesn’t care about us!

  • tequilamag

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    RH pointless getting wound up about something you can`t effect mate. Not a criticism I extend far too much time and energy on the train wreck that is Newcastle myself.
    Do something nice for your partner, in reality that is more important

  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    This could of course be one of those polls about people who will never come within 50 miles of the place of course lol.

  • shaun__

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Of course these are the results, would rather unproven versus proven failure! But put a survey that includes klopp, de boer, garde etc that would be more interesting

  • jane

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    hopefully it will be none of the ones being discussed at the moment and they get the right person eventually 😐

  • custurd

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Derby only took seven days to officially appoint Real Madrid’s Paul Clement as their new head coach. That’s the same Derby that got rid of Steve McClaren for being rubbish. And the same McClaren that Charnley has been stalking for five months for the still-vacant NUFC job. Just sayin’.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Thanks Jesper and Tequila, you’re absolutely right of course.

  • nut meg

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #13

    I’ve just voted for PV Iwas undecided but have been warming to the idea more & more since last night.
    What you said yesterday about PV maybe needing someone to help him such as SM. That thought crossed my mind also but I dismissed it out of hand as I thought SM is too young to quit coaching to move upstairs. Then a couple of posters later on mentioned he has been sack from about 6 jobs out of 7, I haven’t checked it so maybe they’re wrong. Anyway I started wondering, maybe he’s had enough on the front line, maybe the pressure has taken it’s toll on him & he may be open to the idea of DOF. We badly need more football people as we are so short football experience upstairs. The cost will be the decider though,as we all know.

  • toon22

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #14

    The hold up as usual will be MA
    He cant decide if he should twist or stick.

    Rangers getting beaten has made it a hard choice for him.

    The club and the team etc dont really come into it.

  • lesh

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Whether Viera or whoever comes in or not depends on the Club selling itself to the applicant.

    The likes of Viera, Laudrup et al are not exactly champing at the bit to join us and it ain’t a case of Charnley interviewing the candidates, it’s the candidates interviewing the Club to assess whether they wish to jump on the bus.

    As far as Newcastle United’s concerned, we are not in a position to pick and choose – we’re hardly among the Citehs, Chelseas or Man United types of clubs – we’re perceived as a shambles!

    This is an opportunity for Ashley to begin a project to change that perception and the best way to kick-start that is to get rid of Carver appoint a credible football MD in over Charnley and let him get on with acting as Club Secretary – doing the admin and leg-work.

  • one fine day

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    I also see this a massive opportunity that could be missed if we play it safe.The way I see it the worst that can happen is relegation but with maclaren that’s not out the question either and it’s certainly on the cards with carver.
    We may get a rough first season under Vieira also but it would at least show we are trying something new .
    And if it comes off then we are all F@@king geniuses
    Dont know about anyone else here but I’m tired of the safe pair of hands.
    Honestly the trophies can wait ( what’s another year anyway?)
    I just simply want enjoy watching us again ,remember that?
    And as long as we are moving in the right direction then we at least progressing.
    We all wanted Garde (self included but there is no guarantee with him either, at least vieira knows the prem like the back of his hand.
    Or we can take maclaren then watch from a far at what we had the chance of but bottled it.
    It’s like seeing charlize theron in your local and dropping 12 Heinekens to get the courage up to give her a nudge only to find you missed your chance and she wanders off out of site with some complete bellend )or goes to manage Sunderland take your pic) and your left thinking woulda, shoulda ,coulda
    Be bold charlady …

  • toon22

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #17

    We are short of people every where right from the board room down.
    The reason being fatso is thinking of selling,the accountants knew this so they left.

    Have you ever seen a football club with as few employees?
    Is there another prem or even first division club with fewer players on the books?
    These are things you do to make the books look good for a sale.

  • tequilamag

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #18

    RH and apologies for maybe increasing your stress levels on the subject in the past. I have a terrible take the p*ss sense of humour but it is never out of malice. Sometimes we forget it is an actual person with real feelings on the receiving end.

  • WLtoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Its easy for fans to put the blame onto Charnley about dragging his heals in appointing a new HC.
    How do we know he has,nt approached Viera,Moyes or anybody else for that matter.
    Ashley has said he has nothing to do with appointing a coach, but at the end of the day if Viera wants,say 540k a wk, its not Charnley who will bank roll the contract, its Ashley.
    Ashley wants value for money,the best pound for pound deal he can get where players are concerned, and i think he will have exactly the same outlook when a coach is appointed.
    Charnley is just a scapegoat for Ashley.
    Derby have just got Paul Clement as their coach, ok so he has,nt been tried in this country yet but i bet alor of fans would of prefered him to Maclaren.
    How do we know Charnley did,nt try to bring him to our club? We will niver know bcos he,s there to take the flack instead of Ashley,just like Kinnear was.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Ashley claims he does not take a hand in appointing a head coach, but he is misleading people (again).

    He should put a qualified and knowledgeable person in place in order to have the best chance of a quality manager. He is quite happy to have a non-football man make those decisions, therefore he is quite happy for any old outcome to manifest itself.

    Ashley out.

  • optimistic prime

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #21

    Breaking news

    Dog from britains got talent enters NUFC managerial race

  • Slank

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #22

    I’ve noticed that no one has yet said that Vieira may only be playing Newcastle so as to get a better contract at City.

    If we do get him I expect it will only be a stepping stone to replacing Wenger. This must be his ambition.

  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #23

    In summary, from point of view of many fans:

    PV = No Yes Man and Change
    McLaren = Yes Man and No Change

  • Slank

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #24

    Laurent @ 20

    ‘.. misleading people (again)…’

    How do you know, have you spoken to him ?

    Tell me who was the last qualified and knowledgeable person as chairman of Newcastle ?

  • davis_toons

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #25

    “They don’t try to put something in my head. It’s about who I am as a person ” – PV

    Unless Mike could make changes or he will never accept PV.

    I dont want PAST IT Manager to manage us or bleed us on wages. I rather want a new modern manager to implement something new to our game.

    NO MORE TO WILLIAMSON HEADER FROM FREE KICKS…What do we get from that? NOTHING ALL SEASON LONG! Any Changers? NO! from the Coaching Staff. WHY? We Dnt know.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #26

    Slank it’s down to him how well his employees are suited to the job. He has the ability to make this club whatever he wants. Actions have spoken louder than words in his previous 8 years. Abysmal appointments.

    You don’t need to speak to him to see that who he employs signifies his intent.

    If you think he doesn’t have ultimate say, then you must be in dreamland, or simply apologetic.

    He is passing the buck to his employee because all he really cares about is his logo on the tv, that’s it.

  • Chris

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Have you ever seen a football club with as few employees?

    How do you know how many employees the club has? Did you check the information shown in the latest audited accounts? No, I didn’t think so. For your information the average monthly number of employees was as follows:

    133 Playing squad, Academy, team management & support
    54 Commercial
    42 Administration
    59 Ground facilities and maintenance
    288 Total

    Since you’re such an expert, perhaps you could tell us which clubs have more than that?

  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #28

    Slank would hate it if Thatchley wasn’t making the drunken, scrounging Geordies miserable, wouldn’t you Slank?

  • optimistic prime

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29


    I mentioned Viera in a power play with Citeh yesterday. There’s a piece in the Guardian which suggests the same thing.

  • sickandtired

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #30

    NUFC Board of Directors – Ashley, Charnley (Irving now departed).

    ‘Football Board’? No such legal thing and given the lack of anyone else at the Club it can only be – Ashley, Charnley, Carr.

    Quite why anyone expects anything to actually change when those are the people making the decisions is the question you all want to ask yourselves.

    PL Club with 130 million turnover is guided on football decisions by a geriatric scout.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #31
  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #32

    Managers employed since the departure of Pardew (21):

    Alan Pardew Crystal Palace 3 January 2015
    Alex Neil Norwich City 9 January 2015
    Guy Luzon Charlton Athletic 13 January 2015
    Dougie Freedman Nottingham Forest 1 February 2015
    Chris Ramsey Queens Park Rangers 3 February 2015
    Justin Edinburgh Gillingham 7 February 2015
    Tim Sherwood Aston Villa 14 February 2015
    Dave Robertson Peterborough United 21 February 2015
    Lee Johnson Barnsley 25 February 2015
    Dean Holden Oldham Athletic 25 February 2015
    Tony Mowbray Coventry City 3 March 2015
    Neil Harris Millwall 10 March 2015
    Ricardo Moniz Notts County 7 April 2015
    Gary Caldwell Wigan Athletic 7 April 2015
    Paul Sturrock Yeovil Town 9 April 2015
    Terry Butcher Newport County 2 May 2015
    Paul Cook Portsmouth 12 May 2015
    Dean Saunders Chesterfield 13 May 2015
    Mark Yates Crawley Town 19 May 2015
    Uwe Rösler Leeds United 20 May 2015
    Vacant Blackpool 21 days
    Vacant Leyton Orient 17 days
    Vacant West Ham United 6 days
    Vacant Sheffield United 5 days
    Paul Clement Derby County
    Vacant Sunderland 3 days
    Vacant Plymouth Argyle 2 days
    Marinus Dijkhuizen Brentford

  • Slank

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Laurent @ 26

    You didn’t answer my two questions but it’s your right not too I understand that.

    Ashley probably like almost all owners of Premiership clubs employ people to run their clubs. Owners manage the commercial enterprises that have generated the wealth for them that has enabled them to buy football clubs in the first place.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #34


    No hard feelings.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #35


    For one club that has had it’s tactics on the pitch ridiculed more than anyone over the past couple of years or so, they sure as hell come in for none off the pitch.

    Aye, our beloved Newcastle United with the case of the ‘let’s get this appointment right but keep changing the shortlist to suit’ story.

    With nigh on six months since the well documented last official puppet in charge left for pastures new, there’s news today that another league club has had a a departure, search for a new man and an appointment. Derby are that club.

    That makes it around 30 clubs that have done it in the time we’ve been combing the land or as we like to call it. Using stalling tactics.

    For that reason and if the expected appointment of Steve McClaren bears fruition, the evidence that the club needs not to speak again as the lies and deceit stand tall.

    We know the club wants someone willing to put their name to propaganda tecniques as the departure of Alan Pardew has left them high and dry in that department and the longer this goes on, the more proof there is this corrupt business needs forced out.

    All we need in this next week is for Patrick Vieira to state he has no interest in the position here and why would he when he wouldn’t be able to do it properly without interference

    With the season ticket deadline approaching on 10th June, expect more of the same tactics.

  • hibbit

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #36

    chris ……..ground and maintenance we only 18 ground 14 maintenance but we do use a lot of contractors the other departments no idea

  • Slank

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #37

    optimistic prime @ 29

    Many thanks for that. It’s a ploy more frequently used by agents to secure a better contract for their footballing clients.

  • Bambams

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #38

    We would once again become the laughing stock if we approach McLaren after he has already turned us down twice !
    That should be enough for Charnley to delete his number from the Newcastle United pay as you go mobile !

  • jayphoto

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #39

    @Slank – to be fair Remi Garde would be using us as the ultimate stepping stone to replacing Arsene Wenger.
    We as a club have a choice of 2 times of manager.

    The up and coming manager yet to forge a reputation who will leave us if successful the moment top 6 job opens
    The hasbeen or never will be that comes and stays for years as we’re the best job he’s ever ever going to be offered.
    Credit to Pardew who made the rare jump from category 2 into catergory 1

  • jayphoto

    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #40

    @ToonfromLeeds – I remember saying on here that Advocaat was approached for the Newcastle job! It was pretty well reported in Holland not sure why the news didn’t hit national gossip! Think it got overshadowed by talk of Remi Garde and such.
    Pretty sure they also offered the job to Bert Van Marwiijk (also reported in Holland) AND to Remy Garde but only for 6 months to each which is why both declined. Not sure why Advocaat said no…


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