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  1. 09 Jan '08 18:47
    When was the last time a footballer with no managerial experience took on a struggling club in the top league and turned things round for more than a season?

    Prediction: good results followed by mediocre finish to season, followed by woeful start to next season, followed by sacking by Christmas. Do these chairmen never learn? Get an experienced foreigner in! Though Harry Rednob would be a good choice IMO.
  2. 09 Jan '08 19:26
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    When was the last time a footballer with no managerial experience took on a struggling club in the top league and turned things round for more than a season?

    Prediction: good results followed by mediocre finish to season, followed by woeful start to next season, followed by sacking by Christmas. Do these chairmen never learn? Get an experienced foreigner in! Though Harry Rednob would be a good choice IMO.
    ...while on the subject... please..please..please ..can you get rid of this myth that NEWCASTLE ARE A BIG CLUB ...bullsheeeeeeeet!
  3. Standard member InlandRevenueUK
    Cause I'm the taxman
    09 Jan '08 20:05
    It's the same whenever we (Wolves) change our manager. Steve Bull is linked with the job but nobody honestly expects him to get it.

    I have always wondered why ex-legends link themselves with the job but do nothing to qualify themselves for it (Surely if Shearer and Bull want jobs, they should get involved with coaching, not just sit in the Match of The Day studio or play golf all day) They cannot just wait around and then demand a particular job when it appears.

    Newcastle, like clubs in general, must realise that success can't be built in 5 months. Newcastle have a bucket load of mediocre players on big money and it will take a long time to improve things.
  4. Subscriber scoop122
    scoop122
    09 Jan '08 20:55
    eight months and twenty four games !
    that place is a madhouse
  5. 09 Jan '08 21:44
    Originally posted by spurs73
    ...while on the subject... please..please..please ..can you get rid of this myth that NEWCASTLE ARE A BIG CLUB ...bullsheeeeeeeet!
    Depends how you define a club. They've got big average attendance and spend quite big.
  6. 09 Jan '08 21:46
    Originally posted by scoop122
    eight months and twenty four games !
    that place is a madhouse
    I noticed though that Sam looked more and more depressed in recent interviews. Maybe the board just looked at him and thought, 'how on earth is that miserable and defeated bloke going to turn our club around when he looks so down?'.
  7. 09 Jan '08 21:51
    Originally posted by InlandRevenueUK
    It's the same whenever we (Wolves) change our manager. Steve Bull is linked with the job but nobody honestly expects him to get it.

    I have always wondered why ex-legends link themselves with the job but do nothing to qualify themselves for it (Surely if Shearer and Bull want jobs, they should get involved with coaching, not just sit in the Match o ...[text shortened]... a bucket load of mediocre players on big money and it will take a long time to improve things.
    I agree - Paul Ince has got the right idea by starting at the bottom. Tony Adams was wise to do so too, as maybe people don't remember now what a total shambles he was at Wycombe.
  8. 09 Jan '08 23:11
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    Depends how you define a club. They've got big average attendance and spend quite big.
    well i would say what the clubs history is, is a major indicator. newcastle have not won anything for 50 years.. thats two genarations ago for goodness sakes!
  9. 10 Jan '08 18:10
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    hehehehe.. will we do have a better history then newcastle in english football.

    also we have won something in the last 10 years....
  10. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    10 Jan '08 18:26
    LMAO - 5-live just interviewed a bunch of Toon fans -their choices for manager gave 3 candidates.

    Mourinho
    Lippi
    Klinsman

    D'they really reckon on landing one of them?

    The ultimate humiliation for them this season is that they'll get the lowest return against Derby vs the rest of the premiership. 1 point from 6 available.

    An earlier interview with a mate of Mike Ashley suggests he's already lined up a replacement, but not announced already as he's away in Hong Kong on business.
  11. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    10 Jan '08 18:28
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    When was the last time a footballer with no managerial experience took on a struggling club in the top league and turned things round for more than a season?

    Prediction: good results followed by mediocre finish to season, followed by woeful start to next season, followed by sacking by Christmas. Do these chairmen never learn? Get an experienced foreigner in! Though Harry Rednob would be a good choice IMO.
    My money is on Martin Jol.

    5 th Place is what Newcastle aspire to. Jol has two of those.
    One of the directors was at Totenham before.
    He wouldn't cost anything as he is unemployed.
  12. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    10 Jan '08 18:33
    Originally posted by invigorate
    My money is on Martin Jol.

    5 th Place is what Newcastle aspire to. Jol has two of those.
    One of the directors was at Totenham before.
    He wouldn't cost anything as he is unemployed.
    Good call.
  13. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    10 Jan '08 19:09
    Mourinho!!!
  14. 10 Jan '08 20:49
    They've given Big Sam no time at all to make any sort of impact at St James'...
    Any manager in any profession needs 12 months to stamp their mark. (Mind you having said that, I'd get rid of Robson from the Lane tomorrow - so maybe I'm being slightly hipocritical here!)
    There's no stability at Newcastle, everyone from the Chairman to the laundry lady must be working with one eye over their shoulder. You're never going to get people to perform until they feel there's a little security about what they're doing.

    I think Sam's a decent manager, he did excellently at an unfashionable club like Bolton... but he was given time to do that.

    Robson to Newcastle.
    Allardyce to The Blades!
  15. Standard member Rooney Once a Blue
    Always a Red
    11 Jan '08 11:37
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    When was the last time a footballer with no managerial experience took on a struggling club in the top league and turned things round for more than a season?

    Prediction: good results followed by mediocre finish to season, followed by woeful start to next season, followed by sacking by Christmas. Do these chairmen never learn? Get an experienced foreigner in! Though Harry Rednob would be a good choice IMO.
    You are right I mean the most obvious example is:-
    Kenny Dalglish and Graham Souness taking over Liverpool.

    Managers with no experience taking over a struggling club.

    18 years and counting.................