Monday, December 06, 2010

Jabba strikes again


Demonstrating a staggering failure to learn from past mistakes, Jabba and Llambiarse have today sacked Chris Hughton.

Admittedly the performance yesterday wasn't good (match report here), but even after the game we're still sat eleventh in our first season back in the top flight almost halfway through the season. How high did Jabba think we should be?

On a personal note, I feel desperately sorry for Hughton who has shown a level of dignity and skill under what must have been pretty unpleasant working conditions. He inherited the fractured team which had taken us down (fractured as a result of Jabba and Llambiarse's mismanagement and lies) and formed a team capable of storming back into the Premier League at the first attempt, and who were reasonably comfortably ensconced in mid-table.

All of which seemed not to matter to Jabba, who has now fired the manager. Seriously, how fucking high up the table were we supposed to be? We're currently above Liverpool, Everton and Villa amongst others. We've had some lows, but we've equally enjoyed some incredible highs (Villa and 5under1and at home stand out in particular).

Clearly the lessons of relegation haven't been learned, and we've once again thrown ourselves into turmoil midway through the season.

Looking at the bookies, current favourites are Martin O'Neill, Alan Curbishley and Alan Pardew. Can't see any of them being cheaper than Hughton, or for that matter being content to have the board dictating who they can and can't hire as their assistant manager. Reportedly the board want someone with more managerial experience.  What price the bastards re-appointing JFK? After all, they seem to take great delight in kicking us while we're down.

Farewell then Chris, you did a fantastic job under incredibly trying circumstances, and we will always be grateful.

For the owner, all I can say is: you fat cockney bastard, get out of our club!


Blogger Yeager said...

I can see the rest of the season already:

1) Names of prominent managers are kicked around, none of them actually with any interest in coming to Newcastle.

2) In desperation JFK is rehired.

3) Team plummets down table. Cries for Shearer renew.

3:08 pm  
Blogger Ben said...

Words fail me. Stupidity of the highest order.

3:55 pm  
Anonymous sean jesudasan said...

Very very disappointed. This was the last thing I expected. I thought we could stay afloat this season, but that's looking unlikely now.

4:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the events at SJP this afternoon beggar belief PLEASE remember that this is the action of one arrogant, self grandoising, idiot of an owner - It's not 'Newcastle United' who have sacked their manager - it's Mike Ashley, a know-nothing-about-football market trader who once again has dragged not only NUFC but the while premiership into the mire with his ridiculous antics

As a lifelong Toon fan it really hurts to say but "Chris Hughton you deserve so much better than the current Newcastle United"

As for Ashley, does he have a deathwish or is he a Mackem in disguise- either way ifhe thought the protests were bad last time he better be prepared for a helluva lot worse

To fool us once, shame on you, to fool us again - you'll regret ever coming North of Watford

4:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to put into words the amount of anger, frustration, rage and depression I've been feeling after hearing about the news today.

Just as people were starting to forget how much of an idiot Ashley can be he goes and pulls the most ludicrous stunt yet.

To fire the manager after he wins promotion on the first tray and brings the team to mid-table in the first season back, what more does he want?

This is absolute nonsense and Chris Hughton deserves much better.

4:24 am  

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