Paul Merson reveals his mind-boggling theory ahead of potential £300m takeover – You have to laugh..

Paul Merson is a card isn’t he.

The former Arsenal and Middlesbrough star turned Soccer Saturday pundit is no stranger to outlandish theories and nonsensical opinions, and not just when it comes to Newcastle United.

It’s sadly what defines him as a pundit as he is more renowned amongst most football fans for being more of a village idiot style comedy act than an insightful expert.

He brings it all on himself though, and his latest theory crafting on the right manager to usher in Amanda Staveley’s impending new era is an absolute belter!

When asked what he thought of media stories linking Mauricio Pochettino being lined up to replace Steve Bruce he had this to say to the Daily Star:

“Newcastle’s potential new owners will be making a big mistake if they get rid of Steve Bruce immediately.

“Bruce is a manager I rate highly and I firmly believe he should be handed the chance to prove himself in the new era.

“If reports are right that Amanda Staveley’s Saudi backed consortium want Mauricio Pochettino to replace him for the start of next season, then Bruce will probably have to win the FA Cup to stand any chance of surviving.

“I’ve nothing against Poch, who did an exceptional job at Tottenham and will probably succeed wherever he goes. But is he the right man for Newcastle?

“Spurs play a very different game to the Geordies. They play front foot, expansive football in stark contrast to Newcastle under Bruce.

“Invariably, the black and whites had ten men behind the ball, relying on counter-attacks to get their goals.

“It wasn’t pretty to watch but Bruce showed balls in going against his own attacking instincts and realising fairly quickly that Newcastle, with the players he had, needed to keep it very tight to have any chance.

“Don’t forget everyone including the Toon Army were tipping the for relegation back in August following Rafa Benitez’ departure.

“If Pochettino arrives and tries to impose his own cavalier methods on the team, then they face another struggle.

“Of course, all the talk is that Newcastle need a big name boss to attract big name players and while there is a degree of truth in that, it’s naïve to think the five, six or seven signings they need to play that way will arrive immediately.

“That’s why new owners should stick with Bruce at least until the end of next season.”

It isn’t that he doesn’t rate Bruce, it’s the fact he thinks a new coach couldn’t change the style of the team that’s so puzzling.

Of course it’s all hypothetical, but these comments are just ignorant. Ignorant to the players talents, Bruce’s and Pochettino’s ability, and ignorant the very idea of football management.

Like most of the media, Merson seems to ignore the dreadful footballing metrics of Steve Bruce’s team, and the fact nearly every time layer has gone backwards under him, and seems to be of the belief that despite taking a team that finished 13th to…..13th after spending £60m last summer and having been given some quality in January, Bruce has done well to keep us out of the bottom 3 (assuming the season ends now).

A better manager (like Pochettino, or not as good as him for that matter) would be able to have this team playing better football.

Then that brings us nicely on to Merson’s claims of Pochettino’s cavalier style. While the Argentine promotes attacking football, the defensive side of his teams has always also caught the eye.

His Spurs team were widely lauded as the best defensive unit in the league for a while when Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Rose were stepping out. And what about his claim that Bruce has shown balls in abandoning his own attacking style with these players?

And he calls Geordies delusional.

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6 thoughts on “Paul Merson reveals his mind-boggling theory ahead of potential £300m takeover – You have to laugh..

  1. Of course every time layer has gone backwards under him. He’s actually Dr Who.


  2. awww merse he is filling his pants at the mere notion that his beloved arsenal will get pushed even further down the pecking order once nufc start to climb up the league with better players and I truly believe that most of these so called football experts are actually worried about the threat that the mags could actually pose to the rest of the league if this takeover ever happens I mean we all know how much the media likes to kick nufc while they are down if anyone can make a nufc mountain out of a molehill they all jump on it like ravenous coke addicts like our old merse would given half a chance they all love it if the club is in another ****storm created by Ashley or players has been for years they all like to laugh about our demise and how much we are all deluded about how we see our club I mean when keegan got us playing football properly and finishing 2nd and entertaining everyone with revolutionary football at the time I mean we played like arsenal did before arsenal then the champions league era under dogleash and again finishing 2nd then it started the pulling apart of what keegan built then the fa cup final then the following year another fa cup final then the spat between gullet and shearer all laughed at then the robson era stared and what a team he was building and also an image again to be proud about he brought a prestige to the club again finishing in the top five then top four champions league nights the media was all bulling us up just to jump straight back on again when we slipped the eufa cup semi final against Marseille fa cup semi final against Chelsea all over a period of ten years or less but as the media and so called experts alike keep telling us we are deluded for thinking we are/were a big club because obviously we just imagined the team and football keegan built then 2 fa cup finals beating Barcelona in the champions league along with other euro giants under robson too and finishing in the top five four out of five years under robson that’s not the signs of a big team at all


  3. Stupid merson think he might be pissed when he said that or back on the coke jom and nicholas both same pair of clowns


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