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Sacked Nobby Solano Could Take Over At Gateshead

The Gateshead manager Ian Bogie lost his job as manager of Gateshead on Monday, with the Tyneside club in 14th position of 24 teams in the Blue Square Bet Premier, and after being beaten 3-0 at Cambridge United on Saturday.

Ian Bogie

Ian Bogie – dismissed as Gateshead manager

Ian was manager of Gateshead for six years and he did an excellent job for the club, and there were no hard feelings from Ian about the decision to sack him:

“The chairman decided there needed to be a change at the top.” “I respect his decision and leave the club with my head held high and proud of what has been achieved over the last six years.”

“From where we were when I took over as manager the bar has been raised significantly.”  “We have come a long way in a short space of time and are now an established Conference Premier club.”

“I had a good working relationship with the chairman. He is a great man who has put a lot of money into Gateshead Football Club.”

And this coincides with former Newcastle great Nobby Solano leaving his managerial position with Peruvian side Universitario after just over six months in charge.

We have to think that Nobby would just love to join the coaching staff at Newcastle one day, and there are now rumors that he could fill the vacant Gateshead manager position, and be back in the Tyneside area.


Nobby Solano while at Newcastle

Solano took over at Universitario last June with the club in bankruptcy, and near the bottom of the Primera Division table, and the former Newcastle winger did a decent job and got them away from the relegation zone.

But he was still sacked, and maybe that opens the way for Solano to take over at Gateshead.

It is not expected there will be any change in the friendly relationship between Gateshead and Newcastle with a change in the Gateshead manager, and we still expect some of our good youngsters to go out on loan across the River Tyne.

Nobby is now 38, and played at Newcastle in two spells, and was first brought to the club in the summer of 1997 by Kenny Dalglish,  and he played 314 times for Newcastle with 20 goals, and 95 times for Peru with 20 goals – and he was simply an excellent player.

It would be great to have Nobby as the Gateshead manager and I can hear that trumpet playing right now. 😀

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9 comments so far

  • nick_9

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Sage I agree Ashley likes to hold out for a good deal, I’m sure fans would rather be spent the extra million and got the player over the line but its easy to spend someone else’s money right?

    The part I disagree with is when i think you said we don’t sell to buy? It’s my belief that we do sell to buy as its inline with our policy of being self sufficient and our past history of signings goes with a sell to buy policy in my opinion hence the whole purple thing, not room for another purple unless one leaves. Maybe I got my wires crossed, still tired.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Question: Chelsea; 4-2-3-1 or…?

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    If, say somehow over the course of the next ten years, Gateshead ended up in the premier league…
    What would be the general feel towards them?

    I think I would struggle to know what to feel to be honest. I like Gateshead and have seen them a few times, but if they were in our division it would be slightly different.

    I think it would be a good rivalry. Good banter and stuff, but there wouldn’t be any hatred between the clubs I don’t think.


    And yes this is purely hypothetical,

    but it would be great for the North East, imagine having Newcastle, Gateshead, Scum, Boro in the premier league?
    Throw in monkey hangers and hull and the north east would dominate the leage.


    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    From time times I have seen Chelsea they play 4231 but the 3 are very fluid and move around a lot so its difficult to put them in a single formation once the game starts

  • nick_9

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Sage we wold Carroll about an hour before the window closed so it was pretty hard to find value in that last hour, I think we launched a bid for nzog but that could be speculation, we had to wait until the summer to replace Carroll but did sign Stephen Ireland, sol Campbell and kuqi on loan so it seems Ashley will not gamble on players above 26 but will have loanees come in.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Yo…thanks mate 😉 most teams move around you know lol

    …just wanted to know their template formation! What about Citeh? From what I have seen they dabble with a 4-4-2!

  • Graeme

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Conaldo – no idea what you’re smoking mate, but it must be damn good lol


    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Haha very true but Chelsea tend to play 3 CAM’s rather than wingers so they inter change constantly Mata and Oscar tend to drop back as well so sometimes it ends up 4411 was my meaning u sarcy get haha

    4411 or 4231 again just from my limited viewing of them

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9


    well maybe i worded it wrong. I meant we don’t do what the likes os everton, arsenal and spurs do which is sell then buy that window.

    We may sell to buy but that money from the sale could be spent anywhere from the next hour to the next 2 years.


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