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Managers who the fans detest or in general just did a shit job its a graveyard for. Even going back to the 80s.

 

Willie McFaul - Kept the club floating in the 1st Division amidst the sales of Gascoigne, Beardsley et al. Oversaw a big transfer spend in the summer of 1988 but was sacked after 8 games. The club had no one lined up until we enticed Smith to come in in December.

 

Jim Smith - Oversaw us going down in 1989, brought Micky Quinn in but failed to achieve promotion after losing in the play off semi to the mackems. Following season was outrageously mediocre and boring and Smith was gone in March '91, claiming the club was 'unmanageable'.

 

Ossie Ardiles - Tried to play attractive football but had to use many youngsters due to having absolutely nowt to spend. Had us near the bottom when he was sacked in February '92. Has the worst win rate of any Newcastle manager in history.

 

Kevin Keegan - We all know the craic.

 

Kenny Dalglish - Did well with Keegan's team in the second half of 96/97. Got to an FA Cup final the following season but he ripped Keegan's side apart and brought in past it plodders and shite.

 

Ruud Gullit - Brought some canny players in but same mediocrity as Dalglish in spite of another FA Cup final. Bizarre treatment of Shearer. Walked when he knew it was time.

 

Sir Bobby Robson - Rebuilt the club as a powerhouse for 3-4 years. Could argue he was the right man at just the wrong time, had he come in after Keegan things may well have been different.

 

Graeme Souness - Did just what Dalglish did, tore Robson's team apart, brought in shit. Took a side that was 4th, 3rd and 5th in the 3 years prior to his arrival to 14th, and we were 15th when he was sacked. Roeder comes in after him with 15 games left and takes us to 7th. Still a bitter arsehole, shite manager and general cunt. Did an interview with the Sun 3 years after Hillsborough whilst still Liverpool manager ffs.

 

Glenn Roeder - God rest his soul, but should probably never have been given the job permanently. Appointing caretakers who do well rarely works out but the run he took us on in those last 15 games of 2005/06 was class.

 

Sam Allardyce - Not a manager for a club like NUFC, just like he wasn't for Everton. Fat mess.

 

Keegan mk 2 - We know the craic once again.

 

JFK - Bell end.

 

Alan Shearer - Was on a hiding to nothing.

 

Chris Hughton - One of the very few honourable, likeable managers we've had under Ashley. Took us back up, had us in great stead  back in the PL when he was sacked for no fucking reason.

 

Alan Pardew - CBA to type out this. :lol:

 

John Carver - :lol:

 

Steve McClaren - Charnley wrote off the rest of 2014/15 (a decision which almost sent us down) to get this clown, who is the main reason we went down when he came anyway. :lol: Had a lot of money to spend, some very good players and in patches is certain games we did play alright stuff but he was a totally uninspiring wet flannel. Going down due to this chump set us back years and we still haven't recovered from it imo.

 

Rafa Benitez - Most decorated manager to ever manage NUFC. Saw the potential here, wanted to keep us up to try and realise it, stuck with us when we went down and brought us back up first time, got rid of the toxicity amongst the dressing room and supporters but undone by the Ashley imposed penny pinching of glass ceiling. Made supporters realise that NUFC is still a big club and still can be a great club.

 

Steve Bruce - Total cunt.

 

Summarised managers over the last 35 years. My uni lectures really are fucking boring. :lol:

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Managers who the fans detest or in general just did a shit job its a graveyard for. Even going back to the 80s.

 

Willie McFaul - Kept the club floating in the 1st Division amidst the sales of Gascoigne, Beardsley et al. Oversaw a big transfer spend in the summer of 1988 but was sacked after 8 games. The club had no one lined up until we enticed Smith to come in in December.

 

Jim Smith - Oversaw us going down in 1989, brought Micky Quinn in but failed to achieve promotion after losing in the play off semi to the mackems. Following season was outrageously mediocre and boring and Smith was gone in March '91, claiming the club was 'unmanageable'.

 

Ossie Ardiles - Tried to play attractive football but had to use many youngsters due to having absolutely nowt to spend. Had us near the bottom when he was sacked in February '92. Has the worst win rate of any Newcastle manager in history.

 

Kevin Keegan - We all know the craic.

 

Kenny Dalglish - Did well with Keegan's team in the second half of 96/97. Got to an FA Cup final the following season but he ripped Keegan's side apart and brought in past it plodders and shite.

 

Ruud Gullit - Brought some canny players in but same mediocrity as Dalglish in spite of another FA Cup final. Bizarre treatment of Shearer. Walked when he knew it was time.

 

Sir Bobby Robson - Rebuilt the club as a powerhouse for 3-4 years. Could argue he was the right man at just the wrong time, had he come in after Keegan things may well have been different.

 

Graeme Souness - Did just what Dalglish did, tore Robson's team apart, brought in shit. Took a side that was 4th, 3rd and 5th in the 3 years prior to his arrival to 14th, and we were 15th when he was sacked. Roeder comes in after him with 15 games left and takes us to 7th. Still a bitter arsehole, shite manager and general cunt. Did an interview with the Sun 3 years after Hillsborough whilst still Liverpool manager ffs.

 

Glenn Roeder - God rest his soul, but should probably never have been given the job permanently. Appointing caretakers who do well rarely works out but the run he took us on in those last 15 games of 2005/06 was class.

 

Sam Allardyce - Not a manager for a club like NUFC, just like he wasn't for Everton. Fat mess.

 

Keegan mk 2 - We know the craic once again.

 

JFK - Bell end.

 

Alan Shearer - Was on a hiding to nothing.

 

Chris Hughton - One of the very few honourable, likeable managers we've had under Ashley. Took us back up, had us in great stead  back in the PL when he was sacked for no fucking reason.

 

Alan Pardew - CBA to type out this. :lol:

 

John Carver - :lol:

 

Steve McClaren - Charnley wrote off the rest of 2014/15 (a decision which almost sent us down) to get this clown, who is the main reason we went down when he came anyway. :lol: Had a lot of money to spend, some very good players and in patches is certain games we did play alright stuff but he was a totally uninspiring wet flannel. Going down due to this chump set us back years and we still haven't recovered from it imo.

 

Rafa Benitez - Most decorated manager to ever manage NUFC. Saw the potential here, wanted to keep us up to try and realise it, stuck with us when we went down and brought us back up first time, got rid of the toxicity amongst the dressing room and supporters but undone by the Ashley imposed penny pinching of glass ceiling. Made supporters realise that NUFC is still a big club and still can be a great club.

 

Steve Bruce - Total cunt.

 

Summarised managers over the last 35 years. My uni lectures really are fucking boring. :lol:

 

Pretty accurate, although you weren't harsh enough on Bruce.

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I think McClaren was more part of a decline that started even before Ashley came in TBH. Of course he arguably rattled Ashley into never spending again, but that's more Ashley's stupid fault than his.

 

From Bobby to Rafa is basically a disaster, with a couple of minor acceptable people like Hughton.

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I think McClaren was more part of a decline that started even before Ashley came in TBH. Of course he arguably rattled Ashley into never spending again, but that's more Ashley's stupid fault than his.

 

From Bobby to Rafa is basically a disaster, with a couple of minor acceptable people like Hughton.

 

Personally think 2015-16 set us back years as we had to sell the PL quality in the squad: Wijnaldum, Sissoko and Townsend the main ones. Benitez built a top class Championship standard side, if Ashley allowed Rafa to strike when the iron was hot in January 2017 and summer 2017 then things may have been different, but we didn't because of fat cunt Mike and the relationship between Benitez and the hierarchy was never the same after, especially January. Plus we still unfortunately have more Championship standard players than PL right now. Which all seems back to the 2016 relegation.

 

If we had stayed up in 2016, would Townsend, Sissoko and Wijnaldum have left? With PL money and being in the PL with Rafa Benitez, would Rafa have had good money to spend? What calibre of player would we have been able to attract? With the players that we had, where would we have finished if we stayed up? I'll die on this hill, like. Going down that season fucked us.

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I think Townsend would have stayed, would have been hard to keep the other two from CL clubs even with Rafa, but I think they’d have been replaced well.

 

Wijnaldum maybe, he wasn't even starting some of the 6 games that we went unbeaten in during the run in. But Benitez made Sissoko captain. We would've bought well and finished in the top half the following season, I'm convinced. Rafa's relationship with the hierarchy may well have deteriorated as a result of refusing to kick on into Europe as well as the old issue of the training ground and investment in the academy.

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He's also just criticised the Birmingham fans for flying a plane over saying they want the owner out. "Don't do that with 8 games to go". Presumably they should do it in the close season when nobody's there? Must make sense when your blood is 60% booze and bugger dust.

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Particularly enjoyed Sherwood and Merson’s insight into what it takes to manage Portsmouth and play the Pompey way. Glen Johnson chipping in with the fans like their players to put effort in too.

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Same old verbal diarrhoea. How dare we want to do more than simply exist. It's made all the more frustrating because it's trotted out so regularly. If it was say Everton or Villa they wouldn't think it acceptable.

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Only watched Soccer Saturday once or twice since the first lock down last year. Even then I only put it on at 3 and switched it off at 5.

 

soccer saturday has a decent host but has the worst punditry of any sports show out there, not just football.

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