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Who will it be?

Posted on: January 16, 2008 7:48 am
Didier Deschamps has emerged from nowhere to become the bookies favourite to become the next Newcastle manager, he ticks every possible box that Chairman Chris Mort wants in a manager for his club, he's young, ambitious, plays exciting football, will inspire and command respect instantly from the players who are clearly in dire need of the motivation!

Other names mooted around lately have been Gerard Houllier, Mark Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer (too inexperienced)!

Other news -

The Rafa Benitez situation. Just what is going on there? Rafa should get out before the Yanks kick him out. I personally think Rafa has done a fine job, and given a bit more financial backing from the board over the summer, he could well take the title back to Anfield!
Category: Soccer

Since: Apr 20, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:11 am

Who will it be?

King Kev, toon legend! It's gonna be a UEFA Cup place next season as well as the FA Cup! We are the Geordies!

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 10:36 am

Who will it be?

90quid I hear... Think about it though. Would Deco join Newcastle? I doubt it. van Buyten is a probably not. He has himself a good club at Bayern. SWP. Maybe.

Keegan should first to a massive clearing out, clear all of the dead weight and raise some funds, and buy and try to pull a Sven.

I like Ilsinho, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Roberto Saldado. There's some other names that could fit Toon. I'll take a look at them later.

Since: Jul 14, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 7:31 am


The messiah has returned to the hallowed turf of St James Park, he is possibly the only man capable of the creating the type of euphoria surrounding Newcastle at this moment in time. KK will galvanise the squad, make players play better than they ever thought they could, and most importantly he will play football the way the Geordies like it which is fast slick and very attacking.

Newspaper reports this morning are all about Mike Ashley saying that he will hand KK a bottomless pit of money to bring back the good times to Newcastle, some of the possible signings are - Shaun Wright Phillips, Wayne Bridge, Jermaine Defoe, Deco and Daniel van Buyten, exciting times lie ahead.

Congatulations to Havant & Waterlooville on reaching the 4th round of the F.A. Cup, i hope they enjoy their trip to Anfield! And they say the romance of the cup is dead?

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 7:03 pm

Who will it be?

Keegan has been hired... I think most Toon fans only would have been satisfied if Keegan, Shearer, or Mourinho got the job. I could see Keegan having Alan as an assistant though, and breed him as a successor. I think that's what most Toon fans want.

I don't see Keegan there long term.

About Rafa, the ownership situation is a mess. Hick and Gillett will probably sell to Dubai by the end of the year, and Rafa will be sacking in favour of Mourinho.

Btw, I also set up a blog with rants and raves about the sports world and some football commentary. Putting up world power rankings today. Check it out! =]

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2008 11:28 am

Who will it be?

If I were a Liverpool fan, I would be torn. On one hand, Benitez has led the club to some solid finishes in the Prem and some oustanding places in the Champions League, and I'm not a believer that one sub-par stretch should overturn a couple of years of quality managing. But I don't know if I'd necessarily want him let loose with a huge pile of cash to buy more players. Who would he want? Who would they replace? I mean, look at his team. Where is there an area that screams for big-money reinforcements?

I think a more effective method is the one that SAF and Wenger seem to employ. Find a first-choice squad and play it when it's healthy. Rotate it depending on the competition, the opponent, and the fixture calendar. Make sure your "reserves," as it were, are capable of filling in when you call on them, are comfortable with their role while at the same time confident that if they outperform the guy in front of them, they can break their way into the first XI. Buy young and talented and let them work their way in. This would absolutely work at Liverpool ... worth a shot?

Good job on the blog.

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