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Craig Hope – Sean Dyche and Mikel Arteta Are Being Considered For Newcastle Job



Craig Hope has written for the Daily Mail that both Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta are being considered as Rafa Benitez’s successor.

While Mikel Arteta has yet to be tested as a manger, he has been an assistant to Pep Guardiola since 2016 alongside Brian Kidd (who I met through my father in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as a child in 1983).

Sean Dyche has, of course, done extremely well at Burnley where he was appointed manager in 2012. He previously had managed Watford for a brief period before being let go by a new owner.

Sean Dyche– prior to Rafa, we would have welcomed him with open arms

While Sean Dyche has done notably well at Burnley, keeping them in the Premier League and even achieving a seventh place finish in 2018, we just aren’t as excited about him as we would have been in the time before Rafa.

This is the problem that will face Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley, and any new manager that is appointed. When compared to Rafa Benitez, you can’t help but contort one side of your face into the universal look of apprehension. It’s the law of physics.

To be fair, we have always respected Sean. He has done well with limited resources at Burnley where he has a 38% win percentage over 306 matches between the Premier League and the Championship.

Mikel Arteta– could be good but who knows?

Mikel Arteta is an interesting candidate in that you don’t really know what you are getting. He could become very successful as he has been an apprentice under world class manager Pep Guardiola.

Or he could be John Carver who despite being an assistant to Bobby Robson, we still somehow managed to produce the tail end of 2015. You just never know.

Though, Vincent Kompany seems to think that Arteta is made of the right stuff to succeed Pep at Manchester City. This is what he said when taking the helm at Anderlecht and asked if he could ever manage Manchester City:

“Let me start with this. Let City be City under Pep, which is an awesome club.

“And behind Pep there is Mikel Arteta, who has a lot of knowledge and is the right man to look at.”

At this point, we are still pining for Rafa Benitez. Anyone else is just not to our liking.


152 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #41

    Still can’t quite digest the fact that some are talking about accepting Arteta, Van Bronckhorst etc. Why? What are they going to achieve here except bag a huge pay wedge? The club we knew has finally had the last of the family silver sold off. We will be keeping that longest period since a competitive win badge for a very very very long time under Ashley.

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  • Diddly

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #42

    Say a new manager comes in. He will need a guarantee that club will be not sold especially employed ones. So probably it will be one out of work. Who can anyone trust what Ashley says. Good pay off for out of work manager if it happens.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #43

    I got an email from my cousin to say he’d cancelled his ST for next season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #44

    Tsunki,
    Or those claiming that they’d ‘have’ Wenger because he can work on a tight budget, what bit are these people not getting, the owner does not want any form of success, who ever comes in is coming for a salary and that it it.

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  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #45

    Tsunki
    #41

    If we get new owners then I would like a new interesting option to take us forward.

    If Ashley is to remain then it really won’t matter who we get in, it will be the same story over and over.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #46

    Getting a season ticket now is like buying a new sports car and finding out when it gets delivered that you’ve got a three pot yorky diesel engine in it. But the car really looks the part, Sir!

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  • gaz 44

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #47

    Surprised people are taking the lack of talking from rafa as something else is brewing. The guy is dignified he isn’t going to come out and slate Ashley.. not to mention hes getting paid until sunday haha

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #48

    Toon22

    If it’s anything like before he’ll blame the person least responsible.

    Maybe MA didn’t get paperwork from BZG due to the Royal Mail losing it.

    Maybe MA didn’t receive paperwork because it was sent by email and went to the spam folder.

    Maybe the carrier pigeon bringing the bid saw a park, saw some people throwing bread, felt a bit peckish, swooped down for some light refreshment and forgot what it was doing.

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  • toon22

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #49

    😉

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #50

    If it was a dead duck and there really was no way back for Rafa as has been reported, surely a man of his class would have thanked the fans by now with some sort of message?
    Something’s up here, hopefully something great.
    Captain AmeriMag’s Wonder Bus to La La Land is still open, hop on and dream with me, tickets are free and the seats are super comfy

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #51

    excited about the future, great days ahead

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #52

    Jail, Ashlie is a Joker, exactly – there’s a whole load of point missing, or should I say deliberate blinkering to the stark reality of the situation.

    Ashley by getting rid of Benitez has finally done the equivalent of rolling out a big banner on the side of SJP detailing the contempt he holds for fans, the cynical desire he has to take their money and at the same time pull all it’s revenue out sideways into his other businesses, and declaring a firm and lasting policy of NO competition of any sort. He’s calling the fans’ bluff and he expects to win.

    Sadly there seems to be an unhealthy amount of weak supporters willing to accept all this. It’s embarrassing to see it, frankly. There will be mackems absolutely howling with inane laughter as the “loyal” trudge in, cap clutched to chest and pockets turned inside out, getting a slap to the back of the head as they pass through the turnstiles like slaughterhouse animals.

    I can also imagine Ashley having a camera feed of the ground in his home on split screen with the second picture being his live bank balance clicking up the pounds. He’ll have his drinking buddies there on match days laughing and deriding the spineless Geordies. We’ve become a laughing stock and some are obviously not embarrassed about that at all.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #53

    You think promotion to the championship this season then Catchy?

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #54

    Mikel row the boat a shore
    Hallelujah !

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  • nut meg

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #55

    I can’t see a new manager coming in at all. There’s already a short term man at the club in Neil Redfearn. Cheap as chips so no extra cost, that’s the fatmans way so would suit him down to the ground. Not who I want but.. I MHO only.

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  • Tinman

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #56

    Still clinging on to hope that something will happen egorMonday. However shit creek is fast approaching and we don’t have a paddle

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #57

    Droppy if the carrier pigeon with the bid dropped in to see his mates in Old Eldon Square he probably got bagged by one of those manky seagulls the ones the size of pit bulls. 😀

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  • magscar

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #58

    Tsunki

    Simply posted in retort to one of your regular if not daily defences of froggy – can’t always be bothered.

    Stop posting little click baits, stick to gallows humour and general sarcastic references whilst using Blog to display your sense of homour at others expense and you’ll be fine – don’t worry about me 🙂

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #59

    Captain AmeriMag

    Mate I love the positivity you bring to this blog you always leave me with a smile on my face. Got on room on that open top bus I want to come aboard.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #60

    The next Ashley manager will be a human shield. I’ll be gutted if he’s accepted as fact after a few wins. I’ll be disappointed in the support that’s for sure.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #61

    I already don’t worry about you magscar, your agenda is clear. You don’t like free speech. You don’t like anyone challenging your cacky views. You don’t like full stop. We get it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #62

    Mind,
    Shouldn’t you be bending pipe at this time of day?

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  • Toonboi4EVA

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #63

    I cling to the hope of a takeover like the rest of us on here, but surely, we should refrain from believing all the twitter/insta/fbk/whatsapp crap as correct information. Whoever it’s from!

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #64

    Jail for Ashley

    I’ve got bitches to bend the pipe for me lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #65

    Actually is it Mel and not Laurent Blanc we are getting? Will he come as Wile E Coyote or Barney Rubble?

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  • Bambams

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #66

    Just for those who have not seen the craic that went on last night…..

    https://twitter.com/100Magpie/status/1143579641027923968?s=19

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #67

    Mind
    😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #68

    Mund even

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #69

    Jail

    The funny thing is mate I’m actually doing a job at a local gym using metal conduit piping so yea there’s a lot of pipe bending lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #70

    Why can’t midhat put an “i” before the “n” he must have taken time to think about his response. It’s not like he’s blogging and autocorrect got him. 😉

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  • Tinman

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #71

    Anybody who believes this Whatsapp codswallop is a fool. Do you realise how easy it is to this kind of stuff?

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #72

    As much as I want to believe all this Midhat Kidwai stuff through WhatsApp i just can’t. For someone who is very well educated and in a powerful position his grammar is lacking speaking in txt I haven’t done that for years doubt he would do it at all

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #73

    Well Shirley Dubai Micky would be able to confirm or not confirm if that was his real What’s app logo???

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  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #74

    Someone posted a link to a BZG statement and Midhat’s number was at the bottom. Just need to save the number as a contact and see what populates on Whatsapp.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #75

    Surely can’t be Midhat he would of got absolutely hammered from all angles all the mad fans ringing and I’m sure a few mackems would of contributed as well

    Surely he wouldn’t just put up with this and answer to random people

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #76

    Does anyone have the number? I’ll try it out and see what feelers I get

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  • Toonboi4EVA

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #77

    Anyone know how I can change/ slightly alter my name on here please? It says I can’t on my account, but I’ve noticed others have managed to do it. Rather confusing.

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  • Genjikai

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #78

    Ashleys missed the bus all these years man
    You dont need a manager thats a few mill saved a year.
    Why have a first team when your youth team will replace them in the future anyway.
    Hes just clocking onto it man.
    Cant wait for another 20 years of ashley me.

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  • Genjikai

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #79

    Howay man lads country’s overturn dictators surely we can get rid of an owner?

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 26, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #80

    I would love to believe anything that may rid us of the putrid sack of demonic offal that is MA. However it’s pinch of salt time.

    In a different manner could mean anything at all. Could mean we will leave it to someone else, could we will wait for the inevitable relegation and buy it much cheaper.

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