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Two Midfield Legends Now In Running For Newcastle Post



The Sun has a report linking two former Premier League greats to the Newcastle job in Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira

There is also an additional report in the Northen Echo claiming that Newcastle are confident they could pry Gerrard away from Rangers this summer even though he has publicly stated his desire to continue at Ibrox.

The Patrick Vieira link is interesting as four years ago it was reported that he was in strong contention for the vacant position subsequently filled by the disastrous Steven McClaren.

Steven Gerrard– would he leave Rangers to try and fill Rafa’s void?

Steven Gerrard has only been manager at Rangers, his first senior position, since last summer.

The Liverpool legend guided Rangers to a second-place finish for what was an improvement of one place and eight points over the previous year under then boss Graeme Murty.

His ties to Rafa Benitez will lead to some doubt as to whether this is a realistic target. Would Gerrard would be willing to come to Newcastle after the treatment of Rafa Benitez?

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is currently the manager at OGC Nice where he too only joined this past summer, leading the French club to a 7th place finish.

Vieira previously managed in the MLS for New York City FC where he was appointed by former Sunderland and USA midfielder Claudio Reyna. He took the position in 2016 did an outstanding job

In Vieira’s two years at NYCFC he guided them to 4th and then a 2nd place finish. This was after the club finished 17th the year before he took charge.

While both of these ex-players are inexperienced, they do seem to have something about them.

If we cannot have a world-class manager in charge of the club like Rafa Benitez, we would rather see someone young with potential given the chance.

While it may end up being a disaster like Remi Garde was at Aston Villa. We would prefer a roll of the dice to some of the usual suspects like David Moyes or Claudio Ranieri.


127 comments so far

  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    Surely if “the arabs have walked away” as Ashlie’s minion so succinctly put it then a public BZG announcement would be made pretty much instantly??
    They would need to make everyone aware the slug has ruined the deal to not lose face

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Hope you have all emailed your MP to ask them to investigate MPs running of our club
    They are talking about new laws to tackle people just like him

    😉

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    CAM

    Hiya KBA

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #4

    As every toon fan would always side with the fat greedy get

    0
  • Reilly

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Steve G sort advice from Rafa about taking the Rangers job.There is noway in helll he will not talk to Rafa about the Newcastle job.Total none starter.

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    It was talked about yesterday in parliament
    Google it

    Best news in years

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Toon22

    Looks like it could be the only way we get the slug out or our club

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    I think just about anyone will not fancy the job
    They are on a hiding to nothing
    MA will mug off whoever he drags in,has proved it often enough
    The fans will turn on whoever it is within 5 games is my guess, if he’s lucky

    Only the desperate need apply

    It’s an utter car crash

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    And if the structure of the deal has changed easiest assumption is Ashlie agreed to £350m in staggered payments, which he has stated in the past he will do, but last minute is demanding the whole amount up front? No doubt BZG have that money but will take a little time to move around for the deal to still happen “in a different manner” to originally agreed

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Mund

    Yep email your local MP, we can actually do something about the guy now.
    It’s going to become political

    And once they do get him the HMRC will be called to do a forensic accounts investigation

    He will go to JAIL

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    He won’t be able to run away and hide from parliament

    😉

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  • Mund

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Captain Amerimag

    You defo keep the positivity burning in me but it’s slowly going out

    1
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    My light flickered a bit after Bam Bam’s news but Muz lit it back up! Thank you soldier!!

    Could you post a link to the parliament discussion please toon22? Would love to read that

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  • Bambams

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Captain AmeriMag

    We are aware the money is with Pinsent Masons solicitors, Micky got this info some time ago.

    If it’s anything it will be Advertising and merchandising Ash is after.

    Just my opinion mate, keep up the positivity, its needed – especially today !

    Cheers Fella

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  • count

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Toon22
    “There’s no point trying to highlight anything you are unhappy with ever to anyone” said some of the platitudinous dullards on here.

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  • Sheikh-en but not stirred

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16

    I really don’t believe this rubbish that the Arabs don’t have the money..

    You don’t do the things they have and you don’t make the public statements they have and get this far in a process if you don’t have the cash….

    There is only one reason this fails..,

    JABBA!!

    this sits completely at his door!! He doesn’t want to sell his cash cow! He loves milking it

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  • Mund

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon22

    Mate I tell you nothing would give me more pleasure than seeing that man in cuffs.

    I believe in this parliament movement on owners etc etc hopefully something comes from it, that and media start portraying him for exactly what he is.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    No manager who values his existing reputation or future reputation will touch Ashley with a barge pole.
    Two exceptions:

    1. He gives them written and legal assurances that the club is sold and their contract is solid when they stay under new ownership or can secure full compensation if new owners want to make a change

    2. Money talks

    1
  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Captain Amerimag

    That’s my opinion. Unless this is literally brand new info as in yesterday afternoon/ last night.
    Midhat said it was “happening but in a different manner”

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  • hibbit

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #20

    if todays news is true then ashLIE following exactly the same format as the amanda staveley takeover,

    deal agreed then at the last minute ashLIE moves the goalposts

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Bambams/ Micky

    I must have missed that. Micky reckons the money is with the solicitors ready to transfer?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    There is no takeover. Stop dreaming. Ashley is here to stay and there’s f all we can do. There will still be 52k mugs to fill the stadium.

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #23

    I find that statement that the “Arabs have walked away” because of “lack of funds or no proof of funds” difficult to swallow.

    I would have thought it would be Ashley has ended the takeover because the Arabs have not shown proof of funds.

    2
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Got to love those Reds – “Manchester United and Newcastle fans fuming after each being let down by their greedy owners” is the headline
    2 points –
    I would love Newcastle to be in Man Us position
    When we kick off we are arrogant / delusional fans – Man U do it and its fine

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Toon22

    Already done.

    Sadly I fear he will buy his way out of it.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #26

    Apparently there’s a deadline. So now we wait for the statement “we’ve done all we could but no party can show proof of funds and take this club forward.”

    Predictable as F Now

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  • Bambams

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #27

    Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Micky found that out probably 10 days ago give or take.

    Pinsent Masons have it in some kind of escrow/holding account I presume.

    1
  • Diddly

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #28

    Just read the article in the Star. It mentions 250 not 350 mil. So it’s clickbate nonsence. Bambams font do that to me again ha. My glass is topped back up. Next week we shall know.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29

    BZG have put themselves out there, said they’ve agreed a deal and will get it done.

    If Ashlie fcuks it up they will have to publicly expose him ASAP or lose confidence of being able to close this kind of deal.

    If they say nothing it HAS to still be on!!

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Phatt boy, has given them 2weeks knowing full well he isn’t going to sell… What, a snydie, spineless, useless, 10faced mama’s boy that phatt bastard really is.
    I love fate, no matter how long it takes.. what goes around comes around.. better get ready sad boy, its going to get smelly out there

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  • hibbit

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #31

    ashLIE was demanding proof of funds before access was granted to do due diligence and visit the data room, Stavley and Sheikh Khaled have both carried out both of these procedures

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  • Mund

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #32

    Captain

    Thing is mate it could be still on does not say in any shape way or form that it will get done tho that’s the hard truth. If Ashley is moving goalposts the question is why?? He has the chance to sell to a buyer who can take us forward and he is apparently being difficult so why isnt he trying to get this done ASAP to a buyer who will apparently meet his valuation.

    He could possibly never have this opportunity again because over this coming season if nothing changes one things will and that will Ben Newcastle United’s valuation.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #33

    MA really is like a turd that won’t flush.

    You try everything you can think of and it’s still there looking back, making you feel dirty and ashamed.

    You try again, it’s gone!

    No wait it’s sidled back and it’s uglier than ever.

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  • Bambams

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    Diddly

    I hope you are right mate, I am still waiting to hear if the deal has totally collapsed or ‘rain stopped play ‘ for a while to allow Ash to stop swinging his small ……. ! Rumour has it CharnLIE is directly beneath….I will leave it there !

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #35

    Bambams

    BZG should call his bluff , state their terms for a sale, one week deadline take it or leave it, this will be the fat tw@t’s final chance to get top dollar for the club . If the fan’s unite they can trash the value of his NUFC empire. We could be worth less than a £100Mill when we hit the Championship.

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  • corkypants

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #36

    It makes you wonder if Rafa walked because

    1)Ash is unwilling to meet his demands

    2)He hot told the takeover was dead in the water

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  • Sheikh-en but not stirred

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #37

    Hibbit….

    Spot on!! He has always said they want to see the money for that to happen!

    I still think that the silence is golden!

    There is no talk from either side about it! That says it all for me… BZG are no ones puppet especially jabbas!

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  • oldarse

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #38

    Well Bambams
    That has a nice ring to it Ashlie small dick

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #39

    I distinctly remember one of the ITK posters (Springy55?) back when Amanda Staveley was doing her takeover bit specifically saying that Ashley has a negotiating tactic he uses every single time he makes a deal. Apparently it’s very well known in the community where he does business and is almost a joke.

    He gets all the ducks in a row, to the point where a deal is about to be completed, then walks away from the table, trying to force more concessions out of whoever it is.

    This feels very much like that kind of play. If so, it may be a positive as it may mean we’re actually in the end game of the negotiations.

    Anyone else who remembers that being said, feel free to comment if I have any details wrong – accuracy more important than personal pride here.

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  • Diddly

    Jun 27, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #40

    She leave there bambams mental picture and all that Fatboy trying to get a few extra bucks hopefully. we will know soon. Captain Amerimag is all seeing all hearing super hero of positivity

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