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ChocChip

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  1. All i can say about Shearer these days is that he must have a tremendous amount of charisma or the ability to instill respect/fear in everyone because so many people seem kiss his arse, Souness, Shepherd, all the BBC pundits. He's not winning these accolades based upon his footballing ability anymore and it can't be just because he used to be good. Weird.
  2. I've said it before but i think one of the most important traits our possible new manager must have is that he likes the current group of players. For all we know Hitzfeld has been approached and said yes conditional to bringing in all of the players he wants. It's got to work with this lot plus a couple of cheap additions inthe summer.
  3. I think we need a forward who'll be good in the air.
  4. First of all, thanks to the Geordie lads who kindly sold me and my friends they're spare tickets for Fulham (a). They also insisted we didn't pay full price as we were 'doing them a favour.' True gentlemen. The game.....................well, er, crap! Players: Given = Top man. Carr = Thought he played well tbh. Baba = Thought he covered their diagonal ball (from LBM to farpost) well. He's not popular but he's not bad on the ball, teams know this and always close him down more than the RB. This is because he'll always try and play his way out of trouble so can make bad decision
  5. Left back at the training ground while Lens went off to play i think
  6. He doesn't. He has played well with a big target man, doesn't mean his entire game is based on that. Both Bellamy and Baros have done well with big target men (Shearer and Koller) but you wouldn't say, especially with Bellamy, that he needs a big target man to be a good player. 76332[/snapback] Played alongside Kovacevic when they nearly won the league a couple of years ago I think.... 76438[/snapback] I know, but that doesn't mean that he has to play with a big man, like Mark suggested. 76441[/snapback] I know it's adolescent (and so am i) but that b
  7. What's that supposed to mean? Just answer a question, it's pretty easy. Who identifies the players to bring to the club in order to build a team? 76120[/snapback] The scouts! OK, pedency apart, it's Souness, but then I've never disputed that! Answer this simple one then in return: Who has the final say-so by slapping his signature on the cheque and has the power to say "not on your life am I buying that piece of shit!"? 76361[/snapback] This is something a manager would say should a club have a Chairman who is involved in team affairs when h
  8. I agree, loads of skill. Never quite fulfilled his potential though. 76403[/snapback] Yeah, i always thought he was a good player. Bit slow and a bit short though.
  9. What's that supposed to mean? Just answer a question, it's pretty easy. Who identifies the players to bring to the club in order to build a team? 76120[/snapback] The scouts! OK, pedency apart, it's Souness, but then I've never disputed that! Answer this simple one then in return: Who has the final say-so by slapping his signature on the cheque and has the power to say "not on your life am I buying that piece of shit!"? 76361[/snapback] This is something a manager would say should a club have a Chairman who is involved in team affairs when h
  10. 75071[/snapback] I knew someone would bring that up
  11. Was talking to my dad about some people's views that Luque is too light-weight for the english game and he said that when Bergkamp first went to Arsenal he looked completely unsuited to the style here but did adapt in time with good coaching and a bit of beefening up.
  12. So basically, no one knows where he is or what injury he might have or that he might have fallen out with The Lottery Boy...... OK.
  13. oh dear, this is where we are for backing Souness 74090[/snapback] Shepherds the only important person to have backed him.
  14. In his time here he scored and created more goals than the rest of the midfield combined. 74089[/snapback] Can't argue but his time had passed imo.
  15. Robert's time was long over, shame we didn't something for him. Bellamy was clearly worth £4m because that's all a club was prepared to pay, it's the only way you can give a monetary value to it. Our squad is weaker for Bellamy's absense though he has been injured a lot i think.
  16. We won't go down. Given's too good.
  17. We've been tinkering with the defence for years to no avail. Shearer, Ameobi, Chopra, Luque (????). Hmmm, without a striker being bought in I think we may get relegated. 74067[/snapback] We will get relegated if continue to concede goals. You've always got a chance to score but if you defence is so abysmal you may need 2 or 3 goals to draw or win which isn't something we could manage even if we bought Anelka and Nihat.
  18. He certainly didn't help the sale of shirts in the Black community either
  19. I really think it will be Shearer and the end of the season.
  20. For the umpteenth time: I said that Souness needed time to prove himself one way or the other. He's used that time to prove that he isn't good enough. Which doesn't make me wrong because he still needed that time to prove his inadequacy in his role as manager of Newcastle United (not Liverpool, Blackburn, or any other club he may have been at in the past). It was simply the true, 100% correct statement that "A new manager needs time to prove himself" that makes me RIGHT and not WRONG. FACTARAMA. 73891[/snapback] Gemmill, you were wrong because you thought he was the
  21. I agree with the gist of your reply (Especially on morale) but he did wheel and deal a bit getting rid of Goma for example who I thought was a good player. Playing Devil's advocate he made no attempt to get on with/improve the situation of Marcelino - not a popular view I know but when you consider how he fell out with Nobby and Elliot to an extent later on I'd say to try and make out that Bobby was the perfect opposite to Souness is just a tad biased. On a similar note see Keegan with Venison/Clark/Cole. 73840[/snapback] Bobby Robson took over a club that needed a re-bu
  22. I think people tend to believe that if they convinced other forum members to agree with them about sacking Souness immediatley/quickly that it would have actually made a difference to the opinion of the Board/Freddie. Nothing could be further from the truth imo. The Board couldn't give a f**k about what we say on here. Someone on here saying Souness deserved time doesn't actually account for anything in the real world.
  23. The most important aspect of the new manager (if we get one) is that he genuinely believes he can get what he needs out of the current squad with perhaps the addition of a bit of cover. The last thing we need is someone to come in who decides he needs a new first 11.
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