Next in line!

Forget the cup. Forget Pardew. The only question of any importance for me at the moment is who will be the next manager, or should that be head coach?
Working within what we see as the main parameters of the job – and whether they are true or not is irrelevant for this exercise – which appear to be centred on budget constraints for new players and personal wage demands, who do you want next, and why?
The internet is full of shortlists for the job, so you should have no end of options available to you. I would imagine just about every possibility has been mentioned somewhere.
Having googled my way through many many of them, my vote goes to Lucien Favre.
I know almost nothing about the guy other than what I’ve read on the internet, but he may well fit the bill: he understands the head coach role, works with limited resources, works with young guys, plays a fast counter-attacking kind of football which would take Pard … er … the tactics of the last guy we had, to that coveted new level. He speaks French and English and has had some success with moderate sides.
I have no idea what his wage demands would be so it’s pointless me making any comments there, but perhaps a lucrative incentive package might help smooth the path.
So, for the sake of getting another thread running, throw your hat in the ring (rather than talking through it) …

Brisvegas

1,257 thoughts on “Next in line!

  1. Someone called Jonathan Hope, Kim. Looks like a bit of a chancer who has bought 60,000 followers. In other words it’s complete *******!

    When deals are done its under the strictest of non disclosure agreements so it’s just not likely that this news gets out until it’s done and announced.

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  2. what is it on this blog with some blokes having to provoke other bloggers into making a statement or backing up a post with the “go on say it …say it” *******, with the sole intention of making themselves look good ?

    Are they really interested in the toon or just like to give it the big “told you so” and blow smoke out of there you know what ? 😆 😆 😆
    Absolutely laughable. 😆 😆

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  3. Stu – wasn’t that Pardew stat based on him being the Palace manager? 😉 😆

    Aussie – I am hopeful about Garde as well mate, any chance you could get your lass to write a new article about it – or anything else she may have, it’s taking ages to get through this one now mate 😉

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  4. Hitman@1124, that would be interesting. There again, better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. Without Ashley’s cash we would be a Leeds or Portsmouth by now.

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  5. Sharpy, will give it a crack tomorrow morning mate!..
    Stuart…where do I start? I stated that I haven’t seen them play and then you go asking me for a reason for their dip in form? You are getting as silly as Stavers….
    Here is a rough guess. .PSG and Monaco have money bag owners and are trying to buy trophies. ..
    Or maybe he really has **** players players like your beloved Pardew… take your pick..

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  6. i wrather take a chance on new owner than stick with jabba mm if im honest.
    aye stu thats the lad where it came from on ****ter.

    sorry kim nah it was on eds

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  7. Hitman@1133, agree with you there mate.
    If the “new” owner was a numpty the fan backlash would get rid of him too 😆 😆

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  8. So can some one tell me why a new owner would better? With no idea as to who the new owner will be..how can any say we will be better off? We can speculate about managers because most are a known quantity but to blindly think a new owner will be better..simply because..is ridiculous logic..

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  9. Good to see Stuart hammering Aussie again. Bootifool. 😎

    The poor lad struggles under pressure. Bless 😐

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  10. Aussie – Simple really. I’m just not sure it’s possible for a Football club to have a worse manager than Ashley. Mikey Ashley is in my opinion the only Billionaire owner of a football club that isn’t interested in how well the club does as its all about how well he does personally.

    There’s been many owners of other clubs who make decisions that we don’to understand but they make them decisions based on them thinking it will make the club better and be more successful. Ashley doesn’t too that, he makes decisions based on what will make him better off, not the football club – which use to be a sporting club.

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  11. Aussie it is because any new owner will break the FFP regs and spend the billions needed to get the poor neglected Newcastle Fans the Champions League football that previous Owners have conspired to avoid merely so that they could laugh at said jealous *******s. :mrgreen:

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  12. Aussie, I don’t think Mike has the best interest at heart for Newcastle as a football entity at all. I genuinely believe it’s just a vehicle for SD advertising as Sir John said, nothing more nothing less. To that end he needs us to survive and that’s it, if we can get better, say 7th, all the better ( more cash ). He has zero interest in success in the club winning a cup which cannot be denied imo and that’s the issue here for me. It’s not about how much he spends or delusions of top 6/4 , we aren’t that daft to expect big buys or high finishes, but as a fan a good go in the cups should be a given.
    Let’s assume we get a new owner in, I would hazard a guess he’d want to see us compete in the cups, most owners want to see their club be successful, Mikes remit is to see it be profitable only. He could of been an awesome owner and could still be if he changed his view on the actual football side. Hire a good coach, invest in quality, not necessarily big money but quality players, and build a team who we can see compete and be proud of. I accept we have to sell a player to recoup some cash now and then but not every bloody season it just shatters the side and ruins the season.

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  13. Prem – No, I think a new owner would spend within FFP as that’s what we have to do. It just begs the question why we’re not just meeting the regulations of FFP were absolutely smashing them to pieces. What’s the point in having millions in the bank of any business if it’s not for investment to improve?

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  14. Prem ,That’s a very simplistic way of looking at it. In your heart you must know most of us don’t think like that. An honest owner who speaks to us about how he sees our clubs future and ambitions would be a pleasant starter. I don’t for one expect millions spent a la City, I don’t think we could anyways with FFP now.

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  15. Most football clubs in the world use their profits to buy better players, to try and improve their team so they can try and win something. That’s what football is about – trying to win. Otherwise what’s the point?

    At NUFC our profits aren’t used for that. I have no idea what they’re used for but they’re not used to improve the players we have and therefore improve the club.

    If we’re not looking to be as good as we can possibly be then what is the point?

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  16. It’s funny how Carver “hasn’t spoke to Mike”, yet Mike texts Pardspew when he cuffs his beloved Spuds ? Ashley missing Pardew perhaps ?

    There are a few of them on this blog too 😆

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  17. MM. If Percy had any sense he’d of changed his number, obviously still has a great relationship with his ex boss. So much for being under his thumb 😉

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  18. Kimtoon…the media and especially Sky just love Pardew, obviously big Mike too.
    It’s just those dastardly toon fans who hounded him out at the end of the day.

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  19. KIM@1155 there are a few reports saying that Cissie has said he’s talking to two clubs about a move,is this rag **** as he would be right in the ****e talking to clubs while under contract

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  20. so we’ve gained the most points from a losing position?

    1pt @home v Palace
    1pt @home to hull
    1pt Away v Swans
    3pts away at spurs
    1pt burnley away
    3pts @home v Everton

    so its still worth fixing that stick. 2games we drew @Home v Palace & hull after conceding first. same with Swans away. Other points after conceding first were Spurs away, burnley away and 3 @home v Toffees.

    Basically we conceded too early under Pardew and never scored this season within 30mins. something Carver did on his first game. 🙄

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  21. I don’t think selling Sissoko or Cisse is a very good idea. In the summer it would make more sense and it will at least buy us enough time to find a suitable replacement. It’s to big a risk to do it now. Does Willo’s contract expire soon ?

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  22. Swansea City could turn to Papiss Cisse as a replacement for Wilfried Bony.

    The Ivory Coast star is expected to join Manchester City for £28million and the Swans have a contingency plan in place, report Chronicle Live.

    Cisse has a year and a half left on his current deal and has attracted interest from Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe in the past.

    The Senegal international is currently away from St. James’ Park, preparing for the African Cup of Nations with his country, but that has not stopped him talking about his future.

    He said: “I have one and a half years left on my contract.

    “Today I focus on the African Cup of Nations.

    “Then we will see how things will evolve and my future with Newcastle.

    “We talk about a lot of clubs, Swansea and others.”

    Manchester City hope to confirm the signing of Bony from Swansea in the next two days. Bony would be required to complete a medical for City while on international duty.

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  23. lol it only took Sissoko 1 day to commit himself to us, then admits to wanting out 😛

    YCNMIU

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  24. Lord Pardew – Are you saying it was Pardews fault that we didn’t score in the first 30 mins in every game? Do you think he told players not to create any chances or take any chances in the first 30 mins? Or do you think there’s a chance that the players take responsibility for that?

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  25. It’s fun to watch the media piling into Newcastle… there really seems to be a vandetta going on 👿
    Be prepared for a whole series of sly digs at the toon coming from Pardew amongst others…backed up by Sky.
    The sooner the new gaffer comes in and brings with him a bit of positivity about the toon the better. As Big Al said on MOTD, if JC was going to get the job they would have given him it by now. Until then we will have everyone and his dog having a pop… with the incessant want away rumours attached to Cisse and Sissoko …throw in Krul and Tiote too for good measure..

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  26. @Stu. YES….Our players were playing Pardews game-plan.. which is sit tight and do not concede first. we rarely went out to score quickly. Pardew likes to contain and counter attack when the opposition are falling asleep? 😆

    In the games we did come back after conceding first were against poop opposition which, tbh, we should have won

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  27. Not quite sure about winning the league ? …throw more money at it… 30 mill for Boney ? great idea….peanuts for the Sheiks at the end of the day…
    Is the bloke cup-tied for the Champions League ?

    Gomis and Cisse would make a canny front two at Swansea all the same…

    Really liked the look of Cabella at times yesterday…get him and Perez on the Dickmans Pie diet and get them beefed up..a real couple of twinkle toes players there .. something great to work with for the new manager coming in…
    Wonder why Alnwick wasn’t on the bench yesterrday, is he knackered or did JC give him a week off to get his nerves settled ?

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  28. Stuart79@1172, I can answer that trick question.
    In 4 years under Pardew we did create at least one chance in the first 30 minutes, but most probably a lot more.
    Not quite sure how many though to be honest.

    Do you have any more difficult questions ?

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  29. I would 100% blame Pardew for us not scoring in the first 30 mins this season if he had told the players not to try and create anything during that period. Now of course he won’t have instructed the players to do that so I can’t accept that Pardew is to blame for this statistic. I would be more inclined to blame the players who missed the undoubted chances that we created wishing the first 30 mins of every game this season.

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  30. @Stu. would you say we create loads of chances in the first 30mins of most games OR do we tend to contain a little ?

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  31. In the homes games against teams around us or below us I don’t think we sat back at all in the first 30 mins. The fact we didn’t score will have been down to missed chances. Against the better sides, then absolutely we will have say back for the first 30 mins but I would imagine it was the same for every other team apart from the top ones.

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  32. But actually Lord Pardew during our 6 game winning run we did sit back and contain teams like Spurs, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool. It worked a treat. 😀

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  33. Stu. I agree, we certainly would of missed chances. but every team will miss chances. We probably created less in the 30 mins.

    We played much more attacking v Burnley and scored twice early doors.

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  34. Ice@1156, sorry was cooking. He is supposed to of tweeted about Swansea but I couldn’t find any tweets. He has talked to the press about it though I think.

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  35. Here’s a trick question of sort… How long has Collo been at the club ?…and the bloke is club captain ..right…?
    I know the media info which comes out of SJP really is poor, but can Collo speak English, and has anyone heard him speak English, or give an interview after a game ?
    Krul, Dummet, Colback, Cisse…absolutely everyone has given interviews to Sky etc after games, but I have never ever heard Collo speak English or give any interviews…

    ffs I have heard Angela Merkel give more interviews in English than Collo !… 😆

    Isn’t it really strange ? Isn’t it really pathetic too at the end of the day ?… 🙄

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  36. Mark& Stu, This was tweeted yesterday before Palace match

    Kristan Heneage
    ‏@KHeneage If Pardew plays this game like he used to at #NUFC, Palace will sit deep for about an hour then try and spring on Spurs in the last 30.

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  37. MM, agree, I have never thought him captain material, he rarely vocalises on the pitch either. Maybe in the dressing room he does 😕 , I would give it to De Jong when he comes back or even Colback. Sissoko is too temperamental I think and anyway he’s likely off soon 😉

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  38. Icedog @1156: don’t a lot of the African players have a lot of Agents/hangers on who just stir things up and cause trouble – a bit like Tiote and his wives and mistress?

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  39. According to SSN, Remy Garde was one of Three people spoken to, by NUFC, over the weekend. A Fourth person is expected to have talks within 24 hours about the current vacancy at SJP!!

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  40. Kimtoon, you live in the UK, have you ever heard Collo give an interview in English …or in fact give an interview at all in Spanish or otherwise ?
    I love the bloke as a player, but just find it really bizarre that the Capitano has nevevr given a televised interview in what is it now… 4 years ? 😯 😯

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  41. Premandup@1190, is that the best you could come up with mate ?
    Not much after 4 years on Tyneside is it ?

    Or have you seen more English tv interviews with Collo over the years ?

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  42. No it was the first one that came up. Given that “He has never given an interview in English” it was worth 30 secs to check. Something you should have done before writing crap.

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  43. Kimtoon@1192, if it actually was Collo on the link, because it was a radio link, not a tv link, then Collo speaks canny English..

    I just find it strange that you never see the bloke being interviewed on Sky, BBC Newcastle, Look North (probably doesn’t exist any more ! 🙂 😳 ) or summat..

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  44. Premandup, wind your fat neck in mate, I was raising a point of interest.

    Not a lot on offer on your 30 second youtube check was there ?

    Or do you consider that a lot of tv exposure from the toon captain ?

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  45. @kimtoon @1185 😉

    I’m not really sure who Mr Heneage is but I thought it was pretty obvious, esp to toon fans how we played? I must of been watching something else whilst Pardew has been manager. same as Heneage by the sounds of it 😀

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  46. Mark. just for you 😀

    Kristan Heneage

    @KHeneage

    Football writer found at: ITV | Sky | AFootballReport | ESPN | Bloomberg & the New York Times amongst others. Adopted Puerto Rican and occasional midfielder.

     London | Durham | D.C.

     krisheneage.com

     Joined December 2010

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