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Former Gunners’ Great – Newcastle Could Become A Giant Of A Club


Ray Parlour, the former Arsenal midfield player, has been talking today on what the takeover means to Newcastle United, and he thinks this is a very good time to be a Newcastle fan.

He’s right there.

47-year-old Parlour played a massive 437 games for Arsenal with 30 goals and 14 assists from 1992 through 2004.

He is now a pundit on TV, as well as on radio stations BBC Radio 5 Live and Talksport.

Ray has been on talkSPORT and says the new regime at Newcastle will very likely change the manager.

Steve Bruce has said the obvious thing – that he would love to be part of the new regime at Newcastle and lead the club back into Europe and to renewed success.

But we have to think that’s very unlikely, and Amanda Staveley and company would like the manager to have European experience.

Ray Parlour (shown above) has said the following on talkSPORT as reported in the Chronicle this morning:

“I think they will change the manager if I’m being honest,” 

“You look at people like Pochettino and there is going to be a lot of money going into the club.”

“I think Steve Bruce has been a fantastic manager and they will maybe give him a chance but I just think the owners will maybe just want someone with a little bit higher profile.”

“I am not being rude to Steve but a Pochettino, who took Tottenham to the Champions League final – that is who they will be looking that if he is available.”

“But Steve has done a decent job at Newcastle and at times his hands were tied but he has spent money.”

“I just think the owners will go down a different route if they decide to buy Newcastle.”

“It could be a very exciting time for Newcastle United because they have got all the fanbase.

“If they can throw money into it and buy all the right players and spend the money to try and compete you can definitely see them getting into that top six and even top four.”

“The only way Newcastle can go is up so I think it is a very good job for someone.”

“If they can get the right investment and bring the right players in they are only looking good to go up.”

“You always feel with Newcastle that they have the potential to jump into that top six, like the Kevin Keegan era, but it does need investment.”

“The new manager, or if it is Steve Bruce, if they can get the investment right then

“I think Newcastle could be a giant of a club.”

The only chance Steve Bruce will get is to see out this season, and only if he does remarkably well will Amanda Staveley even think of keeping the Geordie on as manager of the club.

It’s very unfortunate for Steve Bruce, who’s a good man, but that’s life – it can be cruel at times.

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88 comments so far

  • The Prince's Mate

    May 22, 2020 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #41

    Band names

    NO.. (YES)… aaal get me coat

    1
  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 22, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #42

    I’d like to hear a Punk Floyd album.

    Sea Pistols not so much.

    3
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #43

    Tony Hancock was guitarist with Cheam

    1
  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #44

    Railway Cuttings?

    1
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #45

    Keep Purple

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  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #46

    The Wee Gees

    1
  • Swlabr

    May 22, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #47

    Bladey, the vast majority of posters on here are too mature in mind and intelligence to give your WUM posts any credence by reacting to them.
    I, however, have no such sophistication….you are a scum-sucking, chav, mackem son of a bitch! You need to get back to your side of the Wear. You need to lick the smeg from between your mother’s toes.

    No offence.mate

    7
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #48

    The Rogues

    1
  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 22, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #49

    The Why

    4
  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #50

    Frankie Goes To Bollywood

    2
  • Swlabr

    May 22, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #51

    Tom Petty and the Hearthbreakers

    2
  • Swlabr

    May 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #52

    Neil Young and Crazy Whores

    0
  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 22, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #53

    Nuns n Roses

    2
  • hibbit

    May 22, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #54

    full list of prem free agents ??

    ARSENAL
    Matt Macey

    ASTON VILLA
    Borja Baston

    Keinan Davis

    Matija Sarkic

    BOURNEMOUTH
    Ryan Fraser

    Jordan Ibe

    Charlie Daniels

    Andrew Surman

    Jack Simpson

    Simon Francis

    Artur Boruc

    BRIGHTON
    Beram Kayal

    Ezequiel Schelotto

    BURNLEY
    Jeff Hendrick

    Ashley Westwood

    Joe Hart

    Aaron Lennon

    Phil Bardsley

    Adam Legzdins

    CHELSEA
    Willian

    Pedro

    Marco van Ginkel

    CRYSTAL PALACE
    Scott Dann

    Stephen Henderson

    EVERTON
    Oumar Niasse

    Leighton Baines

    Cuco Martina

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    LEICESTER
    Nampalys Mendy

    Christian Fuchs

    Wes Morgan

    Eldin Jakupovic

    LIVERPOOL
    Adam Lallana

    Nathaniel Clyne

    Adam Lonergan

    MANCHESTER CITY
    David Silva

    Claudio Bravo

    MANCHESTER UNITED
    N/A

    NEWCASTLE
    Javier Manquillo

    Matthew Longstaff

    Andy Carroll

    Karl Darlow

    Jack Colback

    Rob Elliot

    Jamie Sterry

    NORWICH
    N/A

    SHEFFIELD UNITED
    John Lundstram

    Kieron Freeman

    Jack Rodwell

    Phil Jagielka

    Leon Clarke

    Ricky Holmes

    SOUTHAMPTON
    Shane Long

    TOTTENHAM
    Jan Vertonghen

    Japhet Tanganga

    Michel Vorm

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    Ben Foster

    Jose Holebas

    Heurelho Gomes

    Daniel Bachmann

    Phil Ofosu-Ayeh

    WEST HAM
    Carlos Sanchez

    Pablo Zabaleta

    WOLVES
    John Ruddy

    0
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #55

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park

    2
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    May 22, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #56

    I really think arsenal are going to be midtable next season and further ahead. Take away PEA and who else would you really want us to buy? Saka at LB looks full of potential but apart from that who? Lacazette is better than what we have right now but give us 2 summer transfer windows and we should hopefully have better than him.

    Our defence is better than theirs, id rather have ASM than Pepe, miggy than Ozil, midfields are both average but the Arsenal from 10 years ago had some top MF players in their team – would you want guendouzi, xhaka, torreira?

    Man City, Liverpool and Man U always ahead of them, Chelsea, Wolves, Leicester, Spurs, us, too. everton have more ambition, resources and a better manager. Arsenal will be struggling to get Europa league.

    Id start talking to Saka and get him interested, see him the future and not to sign another contract then he is free next summer.

    3
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #57

    The Futons

    0
  • norfolknhope

    May 22, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #58

    12 pac

    1
  • Dagwoodz

    May 22, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #59

    Steely Man

    1
  • norfolknhope

    May 22, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #60

    Shite snake

    1
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #61

    Wig Country

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    May 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #62

    *sell him the future

    0
  • Swlabr

    May 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #63

    Buddy Holly and the Rickets

    1
  • norfolknhope

    May 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #64

    There is always Fudd

    0
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #65

    norfolknhope
    It wouldn’t let ya do 4 letters huh ?

    same here
    Slur

    1
  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #66

    Fleetwood Kac

    3
  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 22, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #67

    Used to go drinking with Len Zeppelin and Bob Jovi. Lovely fellas.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #68

    Rita Finnis@ritafinnis

    Vulture Club

    1
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    May 22, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #69

    The Curb

    1
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    May 22, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #70

    Meat load

    2
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    May 22, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #71

    Sadness

    2
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    May 22, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #72

    Fumble Pie

    2
  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #73

    Dirk Straits. Good Geordie bloke.

    2
  • Budge123

    May 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #74

    Norfolknhope – shite snake. Genius

    1
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    May 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #75

    The Cabs

    1
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    May 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #76

    Slate

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    May 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #77

    Amy Shitehouse

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  • Jib

    May 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #78

    Wet Shop Boys

    3
  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #79

    Simon Courtenage@SCourtenage

    The Mamas and Tapas

    2
  • DaveD1000

    May 22, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #80

    Petallica

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