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Former Newcastle Coach Soars In Betting For New Manager

2:33 pm, Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 130 Comments

52 year-old former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson produced one of the most remarkable turnarounds in Premier League history this year – maybe the greatest turnaround in Premier League history.

Leicester were bottom of the league in early April with just 19 points from 29 games played – and Nigel then got 22 points in the final nine games of the season to save Leicester.

And Leicester then fired Nigel in the summer (as a thank you?) and brought in former Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri who now has Leicester joint top of the Premier League with Manchester City.


Nigel Pearson while at Newcastle

And Nigel seems to have come from nowhere to second favorite on most betting sites for the Newcastle job – if it becomes available – behind David Moyes.

Here’s the latest betting on SkyBet:

David Moyes 4/1
Nigel Pearson 5/1
Brendan Rodgers 8/1
Tim Sherwood 12/1
Harry Redknapp 12/1

Glenn Roeder brought Nigel Pearson in as assistant manager when he was in charge of Newcastle – and when Roeder was fired in May of 2007 Nigel took charge of the remaining game of the season at Watford in a 1-1 draw.

Pearson stayed on at Newcastle when Sam Allardyce was brought in that summer when Mike Ashley bought the club.

When Sam was fired in January of the next year Nigel was in charge for the trip to Manchester United which we lost 6–0, with all goals coming in the second half.

He was also in charge of the team for the 3rd round FA Cup replay against Stoke City, which we won 4-1, but once Kevin Keegan came in during the January – after Harry Redknapp had turned down the job – Pearson left the club in February.

Nigel is available and he may jump at the chance of returning to Newcastle.

He’s noted as a hard-line manager and he’s a good coach who seemed to have some problems with some players earlier this year – before that amazing turnaround and he also had some run-ins with the press.

The firing came after some problems in the summer with his teenage son, who was summarily fired by the club.

His son James was involved in a racist sex tape while on tour in the owners’ homeland of Thailand, which was big news in the summer.

Nigel left after a collapse in his relationship with the club’s Thai owners, over the dismissal of his son.

We’re not too sure about Nigel.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League · Racism

130 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    He cant be any worse than what we have.

    The problem being he’s not a “YES” Man and Ashley would never entertain the concept!!!

  • 2 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    To be honest I would love to watch Pearson kick the shit out of Colo and Sissoko after another poor performance !!

    He had Leicester playing amazing football all of last season although at the start they were not getting the results but by the end they were unreal to watch

    He has an eye for a player at crazy prices I mean Vardy and Mahrez for 1.4 million combined !!!

  • 3 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    i think pearson would be a good stop gap and keep us up. It would be great to see him WHIP these fools into shape. hes not a long term solution though

  • 4 cyprus // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Sorry Ed my man
    Disagree once more. We’ve gone down the line of the type of manager who will instil discipline. e.g. Sounness was the initiator of ‘leading’ this superteam to mediocrity and the lowest of expectations. We got rid of your Bartons (Shearer mgr?) etc. and it didn’t work.

    Now, this Pearson’s record at Leicester is impressive. Not because of the toughness but the football.

    We need a coach who will inspire the players, individually and as a team. To make them believe. To want to be here, not as a stepping stone, but because it’s a great club. A sleeping giant, to quote Laudrup.

  • 5 lochinvar // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Bet Ashley’s kicking himself when he sees these sort of deals taking place ( and no we’re not changing the strip to red by the way )

    They could easily have afforded NUFC, had change to spare and had a much bigger club to invest in….

    Manchester City’s parent company has been valued at $3bn (£2bn) after selling a 13% stake, worth £265m, to a consortium of Chinese investors.
    City Football Group (CFG) has sold the stake to CMC (China Media Capital) and investment company Citic Capital.
    It comes after six months of talks and is aimed at expanding CFG’s interests in the Chinese football industry.
    New shares will be issued in CFG in addition to those held by its owner, Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG).
    Chinese state visit
    CFG is an investment and development company which is privately owned by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family. It also includes New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama Marinos.
    The move will offer the chance for Man City and the other group clubs to grow a fan base in East Asia, where there is huge competition between top clubs in Europe, and beyond, to build up supporter numbers.
    The ultimate aim is to turn those football fans into customers of club products and services too.

  • 6 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    The only good news is Williamson back. Only reason why I’m happy it’s because it could mean colo is dropped.

    Can’t believe we are actually recalling willo to save us. Unbelievable how far we’ve fallen but that’s another topic.

    Right now, I’d take anyone to replace colo. How on earth was he captain I don’t know. When all the players see our captain putting in shi* performance what kind of message does it send to the team.

    Colo poor leadership and very poor performance are the reason why we are in relegation. He needs to take a chunk of the blame. Mclaren for not dropping him until now is also unbelievable. Single biggest weakness.

  • 7 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    From a Derby fan on the Chronicle site:

    As a Derby fan, I am following McClaren’s failure at Newcastle with a lot of interest. A couple of points in this article should be clarified:

    1. Derby’s squad is not the same as last season – we have spent a lot of money and brought in some good championship players with the likes of Carson, Johnson and Butterfield. Also, at the end of last season, we had an injury-blighted squad with top scorer Chris Martin out, as well as key player George Thorne.

    2. The end of last season was disastrous, but the slide only occurred once the Ginger Judas had been linked to the Newcastle job. Before that we were top of the league and playing great football. However, his head was turned at the prospect of a move to a bigger club and he lost the plot.

    All that being said, he is an absolute joke – I only wish that if you were to sack him, he would get nothing. Instead he’ll walk away richer still. You deserve better.

  • 8 cyprus // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Disagree with your singular assessment. Janm has been poorer and so has Dummett and even Mbemba has been weaker than his usual. Our MF, Siss and Wini, have been poor, as have our forwards. He can’ be blamed for all that mess.

    The team has massively declined in the last couple games. They don’t seem motivated OR a team. Steve and the kid are surely at the epicentre. And Carr, if this expensive team is really sxxxxe.

  • 9 cyprus // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    The club’s statement was more substantive than appears, I think. It said, when we are clearly in relegation trouble we’ll fire his axx. It may be too little too late by then but I get it.

    There are 72 points to play for, we should not be panicking.

    See Pearson’t interviews, after every loss. Then they went on that amazing run.

    So: interpretation. Steve has the next 2-4 games to turn it around. If he won’t his axx is grass.

  • 10 martoon // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    I have to say I think Pearson would be a good short term fix. We need a battler to get us out of relegation trouble – we could always offer him a contract to the end of the season and see how he does.

  • 11 Mag52 // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Lee Charnley B P.

    Problem is that Pearson would not be choosing who comes into the club would he, unless Ashley puts the manager back into buying the players he needs.
    Could this happen ? Maybe, if the situation is dire enough.
    As for Willo, whatever else he does, he’ll give us 90 minutes of effort.

  • 12 John Tudor // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    and a sending off lol

  • 13 bettyswallocks // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    People were clamouring for Remi Garde before we got McClaren. He’s hardly set Villa alight as yet.

    The problem with our club is far more deep rooted than just the manager. I actually think McC is realising what he’s up against now. He may be not the best manager in the league but he’s got plenty of knowledge and experience.

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Mediocre manager that won’t change a thanks!!

  • 15 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 3:56 PM


    Villa are run just as bad as us to be fair they operate the exact way that we do its no coincidence both are bottom of the league !!!

    Maybe Garde would be better with a pre season and 50 million spent ?

    Neither him or Mclaren would be anywhere near my first choice but I doubt Ashley would go for the type of manager that we all know that we need !!

  • 16 Rotonda heights // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Why are we always linked with brit deadbeats although in this case pearson could be just what we need

  • 17 Average_Contents // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    An enigma of an owner?

    Funniest thing I’ve heard all week that.

    More like a cnut of an owner.

  • 18 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Reluctant to spend again ? Would not surprise me bet Ashley thought 50 million would be enough for us to coast for 1 or 2 seasons while he keeps the rest of the money !!

    Mclaren better ring the changes on Sunday I cant take Sissoko and Colo pulling out of challenges in another game for the Toon

  • 19 jane // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    is this because of my posts yesterday? 😉

    “Steve has the next 2-4 games to turn it around.” that’s about it.

  • 20 lochinvar // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Please cross Moyes off that list ( same old story)

    Definitely cross Uncle Albert ( sorry Uncle Harry ) off the list – let him retire gracefully in his south coast condominium

    Rodgers – needs a longer break away for the game

    Sherwood – let him go to Forest

    Pearson – might actually be a good fit

    Seedorf – Fulham think he’s the man for them. Why isn’t he on the betting radar – perhaps he has good outside odds – can someone check ?

  • 21 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Can anyone see us winning say 7 more games and drawing a couple?

    Currently the only team we look capable of beating are Villa

    What a turnaround from a couple of games ago where if Colo had not have been sent off we would have beat the Mackems comfortably and with better finishing spanked Stoke ….

    Small margins in football !!

  • 22 stephen1971 // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    please santa, bail us out, your our only hope, nothing will save us with the sh##e we,ve got , i,d rather see us in conference and putting a good effort in weekly under a new owner than watch this dribble weekly, everyone at the club should hang their heads in shame, its disgracful

  • 23 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Seedorf wasn’t a failure at AC Milan check his actual win ratio if he had been in charge the whole season they would have got Champions League

    Only left because he was not going to be a yes man which rules him out of our job because Ashley loves a yes man!!

  • 24 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    If we collect the 1.16 points per Premiership game we have averaged during Ashley’s reign we will reach 38 points.
    Job done and the reason there’s “no panic” at the club.
    If we lose the next two games, 1.16 points for the remaining games will bring us 35 points, and likely relegation.
    The 1,16 point average includes those two top 10 finishes in eight seasons.
    They could well make a decision based on the figures, as they always seem to.

  • 25 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    He’s a question for those top journo’s to put to Charnley next time he’s giving them the skinny,
    Does the club have a Plan B in place in the event of McClaren tendering his relegation?

  • 26 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Freudian slip.

  • 27 bladeuser // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    so now some bloggers r happy with pearson for manager and some r glad willo is back for me it only confirms that some of u lot r the thickest bunch of brain dead football fans I will ever encounter u r beyond help and you and Nufc go together like a hand and glove
    Willo Out

  • 28 lesh // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Ah, so it appears that Charnley’s got the message about bringing Prem experienced players in?

    However, I’m not sure he has – we don’t really need those that weren’t deemed good enough back though!

    Wonder if it’s occurred to Charnley that our current plight might just be down to him and Carr? I doubt it and can’t understand how they can go along with Ashley’s SD model of minimum overheads, minimum spend.

    And how the hell does Ashley not see that under the right management at all levels, some serious investment would lead to far greater returns? Could it be that he’s taking his football-related advice from the Muppets who have and continue to take the Club to depths it’ll be hard to recover from.

    He needs somebody like True Geordie to embrace him and gently pass on some of his well chosen words of advice. A few kindly delivered words might just help him see the folly of his ways over the last shambolic eight years!

  • 29 JamesToon // Dec 1, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Just watched true geordie on youtube and he thinks Brendan Rodgers should replace mcclaren, opinions on this?

  • 30 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Would also not surprise me if Ashley still takes footballing advice from Wise and Kinnear they were just hung out to dry publicly but got a nice bit of coin for doing so and still do some “Consulting” work for big Mike …..

  • 31 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:03 PM


    In many ways Rodgers would be perfect for us but not sure he can deal with a relegation battle would have been better to get him in during the summer there if Klopp had moved earlier

    I reckon Armstrong would be playing up front for us with Perez playing some slick football if Rodgers was in charge

  • 32 DENIro // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:13 PM


  • 33 Rotonda heights // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    there’s only 3 brits I’d give the time of day to: Clement, Howe and Rodgers.

    Moyes is another backward step. they hated him in equal measure in manchester and Spain

  • 34 hibbitt // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    rotonda………. not sure your right one half of manchester loved him

  • 35 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    So according to the newspapers should McClaren fail we will get yet another underwhelming British manager?


  • 36 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Our worries are over mates! Willo is coming back to save us!! This is the kind of news we need. Just think…. Willo and Colo back together again. Huzzah!!!!

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    …lets hope he doesn’t fail then!

  • 38 Ron Knee // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Nice one!

  • 39 Roosta // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Mr owner, you employed Lee Charnley, who apparently employed Mclaren, it seems to me the continual choices made by our chairman are wrong virtually every time, i really do think this fella needs to either stand down or be sacked.

    We lost 8/10 at the end of the 2013/2014 season, we lost 9/11 at the end of last season, and we we have already lost 8 this season, its beyond comical this club, heads have to roll i know its hard folk loosing their jobs, but its a shambles.

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Well now that Willo is coming back we can make wor plans for where we’ll finish the season in the Prem. Hmmmm. I fancy 8th place. Too low to get into Europa but high enough that the fans will be satisfied and pleased and beg Mike for more…..

  • 41 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    He will not fail jesper mate! This is the mighty Willo we’re speaking about after all. This is the rock at the heart of the famous Pardew defensive system! He is incredible (and free!). Mike is so excited….

  • 42 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Nigel will save us along with Willo! We will fly up the table! We will crush all before us like grapes! Or possibly other squishy things!!!

  • 43 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    With Willo and Colo back together we can concentrate on pushing everybody else further forward! Attack! Attaaaack!!!

  • 44 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    GT…it’s a clever move to bring back Willo! No one can say now that we need a CB come January!

    …I am so excited 😉 Harrumph

  • 45 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Nigel! Nigel!
    We want Nigel!!!

  • 46 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Well said jesper mate! This is ingenious! Send Willo out on loan and then bring him back as if he were a new signing!! Trot him out in front of the press. Show the supporters you care Mike! Brilliant!!!

  • 47 Ron Knee // Dec 1, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Pearson’s stock must be pretty high. Why would he want to come to us?

    If Ashley calculates there’s a chance of our somehow muddling through, he’ll do nothing.

  • 48 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    We muddle better than any other club Ron Knee mate. Never underestimate wor muddlage! While others progress we muddle. While others win things we muddle. In fact Ashley and Charnley are the Masters of Muddle! Beautiful….

  • 49 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Just rooting around here at Blog End. Hmmm. It’s been a while. Things are quite dusty…. Here’s a press clipping announcing Mike is staying until we win something. Straight into the fire with that then…Here’s one announcing wor one and only Wow signing, the man they call Colo. Here we have the re-hiring of Joe Kinnear and that wonderful press conference he gave. Ahhh the memories….

  • 50 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Give us a good old fashioned English hard knock as manager. Let him sack everyone else. Bring in your own team Nigel. Straighten this lot oot!!!

  • 51 Ron Knee // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    We muddled through with Percy, and we muddled through with JC, so why not with McClaren? I think that’s the sophisticated reasoning at SJP.

  • 52 Rotonda heights // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:09 PM


    Never underestimate wor muddlage!


  • 53 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    We have been demanding a LB, a CB, a central midfielder, a winger and a striker, all with Premier League experience.
    OK…’s Ferguson, Williamson, Vuckic, Sammi and Armstrong.
    There you go lads.
    Don’t say I do nowt for you.

  • 54 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Now let’s see. What other player can we bring back from loan that will make no impact whatsoever? Hmmm. It’s a difficult one. There’s Thauvin…..That’s it! Let bring back Thauvin!!!! And Vuckic!!! And Sammy Ameobi!!!!

  • 55 firebug666 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    I think I might get that on a T-Shirt!

    “Never Underestimate Wor Muddlage!”

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Great minds think alike mates! Now we’ve got it! Well said BandB! Well said Ron Knee. We’re a step or two ahead of the club but nothing unusual in that. Long live muddlage!!!!

  • 57 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Muddle! Muddle!
    We’re like a dog in a puddle!!

  • 58 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Yes firebug mate! On the front in large print Never Underestimate Wor Muddlage! And on the back a picture of Nigel fonging Colo!!!

  • 59 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    See below Maclarens record this calendar year.

    Only in newcastle would such a record be deserving of keeping his job.

    Maybe he’s in for a significant pay rise and extended contract for a job well done just like Captain Colo

    With Derby


    with newcastle



    His win ratio at derby is much better than at newcastle and derby felt the need to sack him. They did the right thing!

    Wonder if after 7 years he’s learnt his lesson and will invest in a 4 million a year manager with a GOOD track record!

    is that too much to ask?

  • 60 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Never give up on wor ability to muddle through! We muddle with the best. There are politicians learning muddlage from Ashley as we speak!!

  • 61 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    It is sparky mate! It’s too much to ask!!! We muddle on! We don’t fix anything properly when we can muddle!!! We’re like a dog in a puddle mate!!!!

  • 62 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    So according to your stats sparky mate McLaren is getting much worse! He had 4 wins from his last 17 with Derby and he has 2 from his first 14 with us. It’s not fair!!! We didn’t get him at his peak!!! We demand wor money back!!!!

  • 63 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Does anyone want to volunteer to help Nigel with the club? Have we got any champion muddlers out there? We need someone to make the sandwiches and polish Nigel’s fongbat. I would do it but I’m very busy tidying up Blog End at the moment. All those lovely press clippings going into the fire……

  • 64 Ron Knee // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    According to the online poll in the Chronic only 20% would keep McClaren.

  • 65 firebug666 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM


    That’s surprising I thought it would be much lower, Ahh well there’s just no helping some people! lol

  • 66 Mag52 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM


    I take it you don’t fancy the idea of Pearson to replace Macca.
    Who would be your choice ?

  • 67 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Carver! Carver!
    We don’t want Carver!

  • 68 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    It’s all right lads. I’m calming down now. Breathing returning to normal…..pulse rate slowing……But I’m still excited aboot Nigel!!!

  • 69 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    I would take Sammy back no problem at least the boy has pace and can cross a ball ! Him and Aarons together were one of the reasons we beat Liverpool last season along with Abeid …

    Funnily enough neither are playing with us for whatever reason !!

  • 70 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Muddle on it is then!

    No matter how much it hurts you gotta laugh 🙂 🙂

    Only at NUFC!

  • 71 Toon-Prodigy // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Wow Williamson recalled? This true?

  • 72 Ron Knee // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM


    Newsflash: It’s gone down to 19%!

  • 73 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    It’s the fog of war Lee Charnley mate. Sammy wandered off and Aarons got hurt again as usual. Sammy is so inconsistent. Aarons is so injury prone….

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Ron…and remember how many (90%) thought he was a good appointment once appointed!

  • 75 Toon-Prodigy // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Suppose he has some experience anyway!

  • 76 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    We’ll have to sing this at home on Sunday

    “Making plans for Nigel” by XTC

    Couldn’t be more apt!

    Anyone remember how it goes????

  • 77 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    It’s true Toon Prodigy mate! We’re saved! Willo is coming back! Think of the defensive pairings we can put together now! Will it be Colo and Willo or…..errrrm Willo and Colo? Or Will it be Colo, Willo and Mbemba?

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    TP…sadly so!

  • 79 Billythefish // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    All are no better than what we have already. Stick with the wally for the time being, ship sissoko and collocini out two major factors why we are Shite.

  • 80 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    The Chronicle had this Luke Edwards ‘exclusive” “McClaren must sell to buy” story a week or so ago.
    It didn’t link it to McClaren’s future but rather to a restatement by the club that it had not abandoned its “tried and trusted” formula on transfers and wages, and was unwilling to put at risk the hard work of recent years in creating our excellent financial profile.

  • 81 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM


    “And young Nigel could be happy could be happy ”

    Probably at his happiest throwing Colo about a room 🙂

    Yeah we should have just kept Sammy and gave him a go instead of signing Thauvin oh wait Carr had his agent pals who needed feeding this summer

  • 82 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    G2…Divvent be daft bonnie lad…we’ll have brought him back to sit on the bench to frighten Colo and Mbemba into playing better!

  • 83 Ron Knee // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM


    Not bad going in 5 months!

  • 84 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    That’s the one LDBP..Showing your age there mate! 🙂

  • 85 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM


  • 86 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Ron…It says alot I think! We are willing to accept what’s thrown our way just to get rid of what we had!

    …no question asked (of course some did raise and eye brow) lets not have another Pardew or McClaren, which is why that list of potential managers is such a huge letdown!

  • 87 Jib // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    XTC proper music

  • 88 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 6:59 PM


    Ha ha well to be fair I think that tune was out before I was born (1983?) but I remember my mum playing it !! Total belter of a tune !!!

    We should just hire Nigel Pearson as Mclaren’s muscle anyone steps out of line Nigel chokes slams them to the ground !!

  • 89 GeordieTwo // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    It’s all under control now mates. I’m not sure why you’re all worried. Muddling is our way!

  • 90 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Think it was before you born mate so that makes me much older than you then…I was about 18 I think!

    great days…I very much miss the footy from that era…much smaller ground, only ever 16-18 thousand fans delivering a great atmosphere in the ground and ALL THE PLAYERS GAVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD WITH MOST LEAVING AT LEAST ONE LUNG ON THE PITCH.

    We were proper sh!te but it was a good laf and then all of a sudden KK came to the rescue…those were the days!!! 🙂

  • 91 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:14 PM


    My kids grew up with XTC too.
    Listen to Wrapped in Grey, if you haven’t already.
    And The Disappointed, from the same album.
    Good grounding for life as a Newcastle fan.
    Awaken You Dreamers!

  • 92 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:17 PM


    Yeah watching Palace and Leicester this season the noise their fans make is unbelievable especially in Leicesters case !

    To be fair if we were watching the football that Leicester are playing at the moment (which reminds me of the KK era) I think our stadium would be rocking

    Its been hard to be excited by the football played over the last 10 years to be fair in fact maybe even longer if you include Souness and Dalglish era as well !!

  • 93 sing in the corner // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Yeah man. The days of the concrete barriers. Can we unearth some gems like Kenny Wharton and David McCreery to battle us oota the shoite now though?

  • 94 Toon-Prodigy // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Bring back Marcelino all is forgotten!

    Well, we have nout to worry about now with Willo the warrior back.

    I wonder if Mbemba is going to be dropped, Colo and Willo at the back. Back to the Pardew days!

  • 95 sing in the corner // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    I reckon SM did stay back in London at the weekend, but it was Pardew he dined with. And Alan imparted some tactical advice his way. And hey presto – Willo recalled for a Colo / Willo Christmas comeback special!

  • 96 Jib // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Life is full of decisions.

    Cap1 cup

    Boro v Everton


    Man Shitty v ‘ull City


  • 97 bladeuser // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Simply put I don’t know all I can tell u is who I wouldn’t have but even a choice that I would have is pointless as Nufc is rotten from top to bottom with that fat oaf in charge Newcastle will remain relegation candidates every year until they drop out of the epl while he owns this club and the players know that as they now come for the money and to put themselves in the shop window for the stepping stone to a top club one which we are not the players are not good enough to finish in the top half but they r good enough to keep the club up but not with SMAC in charge he is another yes man the colo fiasco contract wise proved this colo at city man u arsenal or any club with ambition would not even b in there reserve side and to top it all Williamson the club is a laughing stock the sheep accept and old crap while they can eat a pie have a pint and get passed after another loss until there next match as most have nothing else to do the away support is the best in the business always have been but I know some lads r not going anymore apart from the time and expense the players could not give a damm they r a disgrace to the shirt I repeat until this cancer sells up there is no hope

  • 98 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    I was always Making Plans for Nigel in those days…Walker, obviously.

  • 99 Transfer Sage // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    No problem with Pearson, would do as good a job as anyone with this team.

    Would be good for s year or two to keep us afloat while we clear out the dead wood, if he does well great if not replace him. Simple.

    Mcclarens position is becoming untenable. Demanded a response from the players and got nothing. Can’t make the big decision to drop his under performing captain. Has to go.

  • 100 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Sing in the corner

    Great days…only downside in the gallowgate was the bogs were so bad most of the fans just had a p!ss where they stood so standing at the front at the bottom was a no no!.

    Very funny in the cold…all you could see was a mass of steam rising from the gallowgate at half time…great days under the old score board

  • 101 Jib // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    I’m loving the Bladeuser stream of consciousness .
    However a soupçon of punctuation wouldn’t go amiss !

  • 102 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Perhaps we should get bladeuser to do the half time team talks.

    Ha ha ha

  • 103 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Sounding happy Welsh.
    How’s your dad?

  • 104 sparky55 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    …and the p!ss in the gallowgate back then is an awful lot better than sh!te we now have on the pitch I can tell ya!

  • 105 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:49 PM


    He’s alright at the moment mate, still waiting for the go ahead for his operation, I’m hoping its soon but I’ve got a bad feeling it’s going to be Christmas week, it’s not going to be a good end to this year and Newcastle and the Swans are not helping my blood pressure either.

  • 106 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Just as well that I’ve got a sense of humour, well sort of.

  • 107 firebug666 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    There is a poll in the Chron. (another one)

    Where does the majority of the blame lie for Newcastle United’s current situation?

    The Owner: 37.8%
    The Players: 32.8%
    Lee Charnley: 18.7%
    McClaren: 10.7%

    For the record I voted for the owner.

  • 108 bladeuser // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    IF I did the team talk Welsh the match would have to b abandoned as I would have sent the players home at half time and tried to find 11 ball boys to take there place

  • 109 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:55 PM


    I think they are all 100 percent each to blame for different reasons.

  • 110 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    That poll is a travesty!!!!
    Where is the Old Man Carr option?
    Where is “The Nufcblog Usual Suspects” option?
    Include those, and Mike’s into single figures.

  • 111 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 7:58 PM


    I would love to be a fly on the wall with you and the true geordie giving them all a rollocking, in fact i would pay to watch it.

  • 112 Mag52 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM


    Couldn’t agree more that Ashley, the immovable object, is at the heart of what’s wrong with our club.
    Till he decides he’s had his fun, I suppose there’s still some mileage in discussing which puppet would do the least harm to our prospects of watching premiership football next season at SJP. You never know, it might be someone who’ll land one on his smug mug. That’s probably why I’m favouring Pearson.

  • 113 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    This season does not look good at all, how many games has mcclaren got to turn things around not many I don’t think, i would say he’s got up until the home game against villa.

  • 114 firebug666 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Here’s a thought….

    If the rumours are true and McClaren has to sell to buy, how is that going to work?

    McClaren has no say in the transfers in and out, so it must be up to Charnley and Carr to sell these players, or move them on for free.

    So basically McClaren can get no new faces in if Carr and Charnley come up with “we couldn’t find any buyers for them” and they don’t even have to try.

    Welshie @109

    There is only one person to blame, the man at the helm with the wheel hard over. Ashley picked this pathetic bunch of saps, and the buck stops at his door.

  • 115 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Sack the Door!

  • 116 bladeuser // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    all I do is say it how it is I do not discriminate with my criticism be it the owner manager players or fans in my opinion they r all to blame but ASHLEY is the key to this club having a chance by getting the hell out of here
    One nil everton

  • 117 firebug666 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Honestly, if I was to meet that fat tw@ I would flatten his nose for him, and then say hello.

  • 118 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    I can honestly see Mclaren getting moved upstairs soon he would actually probably be better in that role as youth team / Director of football

    It would save face all round and allow a new manager in

    If we get pumped in the next 3 games something will happen as we will be cut adrift

  • 119 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Way things are at the moment mcclaren might not be here to do the transfers, one thing that’s worrying me, what happens if he goes just before or after the window opens we won’t have enough time to replace him and get players in.

  • 120 Graeme // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Welsh @ 111 The players wouldn’t come out after half-time.
    They would be sat in Changing Room, sobbing quietly into their hankys!!!

  • 121 Jib // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    If you did that , you wouldn’t get the chance to say hello , his minders are very tasty .

  • 122 welshgeordie9 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    If we have got to sell first, who the hell is going, they have all been rubbish.

  • 123 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    All our problems stem from the day Ashley appointed that door.
    It clearly knows nothing about football.
    All it’s interested in is stopping draughts and the sound of annoying fans wafting into his office.
    Sack that door!

  • 124 firebug666 // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:14 PM


    But think of the satisfaction I would feel.

  • 125 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Oh dear firebug…

    Jib’s already done one little wee imaging those tasty minders pulping your ‘orrible little Geordie head.
    Don’t make him spell his fantasy out, please.

  • 126 BandB // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    No Thugs in Our House, are there Dear?

  • 127 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:20 PM


    That would be an Ashley special ! Make Mclaren stay on till just before the window and then get a new manager in so they dont have to spend any money !!!

    Dont think we have enough points on the board this year for the famous shift out lots of players and bring no one in philosophy that we usually employ every year!!

    January is a difficult window to do deals unless you are looking to sell your best players !!

  • 128 rowly // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Pearson would be a huge step back. He wasn’t a popular manager when at Leicester and had a pardewesque run of form at the end of last season which kept them up but that’s not enough to outweigh all the rubbish he came out with. The only available managers I would entertain are moyes and Rogers who are proven top class premier league managers. Redknapp was useless at qpr and has obviously lost his hunger. He only looks good when he can throw money down the drain in any case. He ruined Portsmouth. I wouldn’t go for a foreign manager either as all the foreign journeymen players are to blame for our current plight.
    Collo out
    Anita out
    Tiote out
    Gouffran out
    Obertan out

  • 129 rowly // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    I like sissoko though he’s practically our only attacking threat from midfield. Wijnaldum is wasted on the left wing and needs to go cm so he can influence the game more regularly

  • 130 rowly // Dec 1, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Trust us to buy a world class mx and put him on the left wing

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