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Premier League Manager With Ties To Graeme Jones In The Frame To Replace Steve Bruce



In an exclusive Friday night in The Sun, Amanda Staveley spoke about the dire need of upgrading the infrastructure at Newcastle United. She called the training ground ‘really awful’ while The Sun’s correspondent, Oscar Paul, added that many Championship clubs would be embarrassed by it.

Improving the training ground, something former manager Rafa Benitez implored Mike Ashley to do, is an area of utmost concern to the new board. That is something they can plan to address almost immediately though it will take time to complete.

The board can also draw up a list of January targets. Staveley said in her interview the club could soon attract world-class players. However, she tied that into improving the facilities, which will be a longer-term proposition.

For the next transfer window, Newcastle appear to be targeting players on expiring contracts with Premier League experience. Burnley defender James Tarkowski and Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard are two players Newcastle are targeting according to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards.

Edwards also reported that the new owners feel the squad is lacking in all areas of the pitch. He stated as many as five players could be added in January. That would cause some serious turnover with Newcastle’s squad already full.


While adding to the squad will have to wait until January and improving the training ground will take some time, an immediate change that could be coming is at manager. A few reports have claimed that Steve Bruce will be replaced before our next match against Tottenham in a week on Sunday.

There have been plenty of speculation as to who the next Magpie manager will be. Tucked away in Oscar Paul’s exclusive in The Sun was a blurb about Brighton manager Graham Potter. Paul stated that the 46-year-old is in the frame after impressing with Brighton this season.

The Seagulls are in 6th place in the league having only lost once all season. That was a 2-0 defeat at home to Rafa Benitez’s Everton. They also have won both of their Carabao Cup fixtures.

Potter has done extremely well at Brighton and could be one to watch. He plays a very attractive brand of football and could truly shine with an improved squad.

He has also worked his way up from obscurity having started his managerial career with Östersund, who were in the fourth tier of Swedish football when he was appointed.

It was Newcastle assistant coach Graeme Jones, a former teammate of Potter at Boston United, who recommended him to Östersund’s then-chairman Daniel Kindberg in 2010.

It paid massive dividends as Potter guided them up the leagues to Sweden’s first division, the Allsvenskan, for the first time in their history in 2015. They reached the Europa League in 2017 after winning a domestic cup.

His success in Sweden landed him at Swansea City in 2018 before he replaced Chris Hughton at Brighton a year later. He’s now reportedly being considered as the manager to get Newcastle’s revolution underway.


439 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 9, 2021 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #41

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    Evertons owner has more dollar than Abramovich

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #42

    Really enjoying Clarke on Wraiths show. Decent Italian stew dinner. Football earlier with my kid on brilliant astro surface., few vinos. Great stuff.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #43

    We also don’t want to be pissing off clubs and fans from the off by just wading in throwing money at managers etc.

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  • magicmac54

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #44

    Jail for Gods sake when are you going to change that name its terrible and doesn`t do you justice 😀 😀 Talking about Justice what about the name Justice for Jail perfect sorted mate lol

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #45

    Eddie Howe is just the next gen of mediocre English managers, he seems weak mentally and can’t organise a defence for toffee. Would make a mess of these circumstances. Get the impression he only wants to work on the South coast too.

    No way

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  • magicmac54

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #46

    Munster Mag

    Evening Munster lad, did you watch the Ireland match this evening, also did you get your new car yet lad?

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  • /%%/

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #47

    magicmac54,
    I hope you are well. I always wanted Joshua to win if they ever fought but then I watched that Itv show about him and he’s just a normal down to earth guy, won millions of followers with that documentary/interview show.

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  • toon22

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #48

    Optimistic prime

    The clubs fell foul of FFP
    Will be having to run on the cheap for a few years minimum
    We suddenly dont

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #49

    if as OP said and they go for someone out of work right now then I thnik I am with you where you mentioned on the last thread… Rangnick and Favre.

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  • toon22

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #50

    OP

    Its just how it is
    And i think the horse already bolted

    😉

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  • toon22

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #51

    AnyToon in Indiana

    Both are a gamble
    Im quite sure they wont want to risk as much

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #52

    I wouldn’t want to gamble either and I think they will do all they can to work Rafa out…probably 50/50 at this point just because 3 months ago it would have been probably 99%. Just don’t want to see them gamble with Conte or Howe. Two different spectrums but still quite a gamble on either for the direction they seem to want.

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #53

    Favre always makes an immediate big impact wherever he goes, but I don’t think he speaks English and that’s always a no-no for me.

    Crucial a manager can communicate using their own voice with players and fans from the off.

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  • /%%/

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #54

    AnyToon in Indiana,
    Never had you down as a Jib Jibberly fan club member 😀

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  • /%%/

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #55

    This really is like watching paint dry 😕

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  • Wor B

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #56

    That short arse ref has some bolls getting between them fueding players!

    Mind you it is like handbags at 10 paces at times.

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  • magicmac54

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #57

    Jail

    No point in asking you how your keeping as no doubt your still on cloud nine like the rest of us lol, can you please give me some advice Jail, i want to start going to Newcastle games next season as ill be retiring early next season when i get the rest of my pupils through their driving tests, i could actually retire now if i wanted as ive been getting my state pension for the last 18 months, but wanted to wait to my ADI approved driving instructor licence had expired and it expires early next year so should have all my pupils through their test, anyway to cut a long story short, can you please advise me on the best way to get tickets for the games next season as i know its going to be so very difficult mate?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #58

    Rafa would have been ready made, perfect appointment, slot straight back in, particularly under the circumstances, where we need to sort it out at the back. But neither he nor the club would surely consider it now. Be utterly bad form all together, and not in Rafa’s nature, nor I think Stavely’s, who’s too smart for that. Rafa’s just way too honourable, to go to Everton, of all places, and then jump ship after two months, plus them blue nosed scousers’d burn his fecken house down and poison his dogs.

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  • Mund

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #59

    Mehrdad Ghodoussi
    @ghodoussi
    ·
    2m
    It is the consortiums honour and privilege to be custodians of this great club. We do not take this responsibility lightly and we will endeavor to do the best for the club, it’s fans and the city. #NUFC

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  • coming home

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #60

    Aye this match is exciting as watching Brucey eating a pasty but I must say I’m impressed with the wifey ref

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  • /%%/

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #61

    Magicmac54,
    You’ll have to hope I’m successful in getting a ST when they go on sale, you simply won’t be able to get them. Even my mate who I went on the Leeds tickets with has told me his wife and daughter will start going more when he’s not home. We need to hope we can find a way to expand to 65K

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #62

    You’d have to think they will. Optics, optics, optics.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #63

    The poster former known as Jail…just consider it one of those infrequent coincidences that happen in space and time.

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  • coming home

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #64

    Jail

    I hope your still getting your box for your 50th and I’m on the guest list

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #65

    Mind you I thought Keith P was a bit stupid with Ben Jacobs. “history will record that I was right and u were wrong”. I guess he was a bit boozed.

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  • /%%/

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #66

    Such a shame that all those that jacked their ST’s resulting in him giving 10K away which imo was the catalyst for him to sell are now going to miss out.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #67

    Howe? Feck that.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #68

    It seems Ashley was rumored out having a few drinks with Rooney.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #69

    alright….out of here for the day….take care all and looking forward to how the next week plays out.

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  • Wor B

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #70

    Quality finish, route 1 by Grealish

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #71

    Swemag, agree re Potter. Always plays to win, its very admirable.

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  • Ace50

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #72

    Haven’t been on since takeover. Been reading/watching everything though and absolutely delighted and also tears when it finally was confirmed.

    For this season, agree we need the spine sorted in Jan. Watching England match, Conor Coady is a decent shout, and I also like Dunk, although a bit older.

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  • Billiamnot

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #73

    Anyone weary of the political correctness and non-football agendas that are becoming increasingly popular within football?

    It is a truism that the premier league is replete with bang average players earning millions when your average brain surgeon earns less than £100k pa. So every football fan in the country has to agree it is already ‘fantasy football’ with unimaginable wages and transfer fees … £150 million for Harry Kane? How many hospitals would that build? At the end of the day it is just a game, or is it? So when we have Sport as the promoter of ‘new’ morality and pushing politics and various agendas what has happened to our own beautiful game?

    Personally I don’t want to see LBGTQ rainbow flags or any other propaganda in St James Park including BLM, or statements from any group pushing non-football agendas on a match day. NUFC is our football club and it always has been all inclusive, for if you are a Black ‘n’ White then you have never been excluded.

    The faux outrage at the Saudi takeover across the country? How many families and lives have been ruined by alcohol or gambling addictions? Yet how many teams were once sponsored by the same? One club has a Chairman who had a porn business. Tell me how many kids lives have been ruined through alcohol? How many kids in the UK will have been inadvertently affected by the policies of Saud Arabia, probably nearer zero. Yet the faux outrage is just laughable.

    The Reuben family have a genealogy that is both Jewish and Iraq. We do not need a Party that thinks men have cervixes using NUFC to push their politics. Their leader wasn’t taught that in his Grammar school Biology class and we all know biological men don’t ever go into Labour! The party of weapons of Mass Destruction and invading a certain country and a party of anti-Semitism? Yet despite our MP getting involved, she now intertwines her labour politics forgetting all is not well. BTW I don’t vote Tory or Labour.

    So my point? The rank hypocrisy of most football fans in general when greed and the love of money is the goal of virtually all owners. Fans thinking nothing of the likes of 40 million wasted on one particular player, when rattling cans for food banks?
    Millions or Billions, it doesn’t compute anymore, it is like internet monopoly…a game in a virtual fantasy world.

    The ever changing wind of politics is not for match day. Now that we have female match officials I am sure in 20 years we will have mixed male/female premiership teams. It is the new order and prevailing wind of faux politically correct equality. It is football, but not as we know it.

    Anyone read Gavin Peacock’s autobiography and his chapter on the gospel? He has a co-authored book ‘What Does the Bible Teach about Transgenderism?’ and the story of a visitor every Xmas day to his home of a man who underwent gender reassignment after being influenced by transgender propaganda. He bitterly regrets that choice. Read it and you won’t want to see any promotion of transgenderism to your children. Neither on a flag at a football match.

    Watching England we sing the national anthem ‘God save the queen’…imagine if the players bowed the knee in prayer before kick off? Why not, because there would be uproar despite our Christian heritage. Yet they bow the knee to political correctness.

    Football is a game. It has become a religion to some, but to a small minority it is becoming a means to advertise certain agendas that are not football related. NUFC… it’s about football first and foremost; a football club and all are welcome to watch and be involved! When did it stop becoming a lovely game?

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  • Ace50

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #74

    I disagree Jail re getting a manager who is still employed. They tend to be employed if they are good and we want good, or better. I know what you mean regarding they have a relationship with their fans, but at the end of the day, this is a job/career and these opportunities for managers don’t come round often

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  • magicmac54

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #75

    Ok Lads thats all the cans finished a big drum roll as iam about to open the 10 year old vintage bottle of potcheen for the special occasion, wish me luck as the potcheen is a very formidable opponent and not many people come out on top against the Irish moonshine Potcheen 😀 😀 😀

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  • Ace50

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #76

    Good luck Magic…see you on the other side

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  • Wor B

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #77

    Oh no!

    Magic, please drink responsibly.

    😳

    If 22 opens the whiskey bottle tonight, this could get really messy!!!

    😆

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #78

    Why not hang fire and see how Graeme Jones does over the next few weeks?

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  • /%%/

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #79

    ch,
    Got it for the Watford game, me the Mrs, mate and his Mrs and the box owner and his Mrs plus four randoms who the box owner knows. Absolutely zero interest from anyone on here saying they wanted to go.

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  • magicmac54

    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #80

    Jail if your succesful in becoming a season ticket holder will you possibly be able to get me two tickets to attend a match next season mate, i have no problem in exchanging my details with you through the blog administration, there will be lots of pints for you beyond doubt if you can pull it of Jail, and thats a promise mate.

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