Arsène Wenger Fails to Give Newcastle Credit They Deserve

For a supposed football visionary Arsène Wenger can sometimes fail to see the big picture. No one expected Arsenal’s manager to be ecstatic after watching his side make Premier League history by forfeiting a 4-0 lead but few imagined his infamous myopia and lack of generosity towards opponents would prove quite so pronounced. As Wenger implied it was all the referee Phil Dowd’s fault, someone attempted to introduce a touch…

February 7, 2011

Other Managers Say I’m Mad:Pardew

Alan Pardew has admitted that he was warned by numerous managers that he would be “mad” to take the Newcastle United job and that he had serious reservations about accepting the post before today signing a 5½?year deal. Pardew was confirmed as Newcastle’s eighth manager in little more than four years but said he almost turned his car around on his way to Tyneside and headed back to London. Unwanted by…

December 10, 2010

EPL Preview: Newcastle v Liverpool

Newcastle fans will hope any announcement on the club’s new manager does not detract from the on-field performance against Liverpool on Saturday. Both clubs have endured intense managerial speculation this season but for Newcastle it came to a head on Monday when Chris Hughton was sacked. The Magpies want to unveil their new manager at St James’ Park before the late kick-off, with former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol, Alan…

December 9, 2010