2017/18 Football Season
#41
(29/04/2018, 16:35)MrFozz Wrote: Shame...

Coleman had nothing to lose going down this year with the shite he inherited, this new group should have shown faith in Coleman to at least try and help the club recover

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Agree with that Fozz. If Coleman was interested in staying, he would have been a brilliant manager to guide them back to the Championship, and even give it a good go once back there.
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#42
(29/04/2018, 18:56)Adrian Wrote: Agree with that Fozz. If Coleman was interested in staying, he would have been a brilliant manager to guide them back to the Championship, and even give it a good go once back there.

He was though, he even offered to take a pay cut to stay
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#43
(29/04/2018, 16:35)MrFozz Wrote: Shame...

Coleman had nothing to lose going down this year with the shite he inherited, this new group should have shown faith in Coleman to at least try and help the club recover

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I'm convinced this consortium have someone lined up and essentially held all the cards in negotiations.
A case of ensuring they weren't landed with any pay-offs once control was ceded to them perhaps?

Coleman's win percentage ahead of the Sunderland job was hardly spectacular and by all accounts, some of his decisions since taking over, have been strange.

I read some stats earlier regarding the keeper situation.
Apparently there has been a change of keeper on 7 occasions since he took over.
Steele and Ruiter may have looked vulnerable and ultimately their performances led to Camp being purchased in January.
Camp didn't turn up any trees (despite his experience at that level) and seemed to be forever swapping places on the bench with Steele in the months that followed.
Hardly a recipe for success or confidence.
A strong forward line might get you goals, but you arent going to lose many if you don't conceed many. A settled back 4/5 can help achieve that aim.
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#44
So who do people think will be next Sunderland Manager...

Names I have seen bandied about is Mick McCarthy, Roy Keane and Kevin Phillips

My old man wants Peter Reid to return

For me, I say take a risk on someone like Kevin Phillips, no management experience, but the name alone would bring a bit of a feel good factor round the place...

Not sure about Keane, McCarthy has done a good job at Wolves and wasn't bad at Sunderland in the Championship, Peter Reid is the one I sure about, my dad likes him and thinks he will do a job.

What Sunderland need is someone who can go in and stamp there authority on the club, restructure the team from top to bottom, someone young amd hungry, who will take no shit and weed out the clowns who have been around the last few years.

I hear Arsene Wenger is out of work in the next few weeks

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(30/04/2018, 00:07)MrFozz Wrote: So who do people think will be next Sunderland Manager...

Names I have seen bandied about is Mick McCarthy, Roy Keane and Kevin Phillips

My old man wants Peter Reid to return

For me, I say take a risk on someone like Kevin Phillips, no management experience, but the name alone would bring a bit of a feel good factor round the place...

Not sure about Keane, McCarthy has done a good job at Wolves and wasn't bad at Sunderland in the Championship, Peter Reid is the one I sure about, my dad likes him and thinks he will do a job.

What Sunderland need is someone who can go in and stamp there authority on the club, restructure the team from top to bottom, someone young amd hungry, who will take no shit and weed out the clowns who have been around the last few years.

I hear Arsene Wenger is out of work in the next few weeks

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Three names I expect to see bandied about. Two in managerial roles the other in some sort of ambassadorial/advisor role.
Chris Wilder.
Michael Appleton.
Glenn Hoddle.

All have links to this Donald fella at either Oxford or Eastleigh.
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#46
(29/04/2018, 21:27)Andreos1 Wrote: Coleman's win percentage ahead of the Sunderland job was hardly spectacular and by all accounts, some of his decisions since taking over, have been strange.

Not only that, but whenever I've heard him in the radio, he sounds despondent as hell. A depressed manager hardly inspires confidence.
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https://twitter.com/KieranMaguire/status...35073?s=20

An interesting thread regarding Sunderlands finances over the years.

For some reason, a photo of John Byrne running from the field during a pitch invasion, has Suggs cuddling him.
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#48
Former Hartlepool boss passes away

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/1...sses_away/
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#49
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44458631

Gateshead sale collapses and club goes part-time.
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(12/06/2018, 22:59)Andreos1 Wrote: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44458631

Gateshead sale collapses and club goes part-time.
Can pretty much say there chances of getting to the EFL now is over.

Its been coming for a while, The International Stadium is terrible to watch Football and the Average gate has dropped from just under 1200 in 14-15 to 852 last season.
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(13/06/2018, 00:00)MrFozz Wrote: Can pretty much say there chances of getting to the EFL now is over.

Its been coming for a while, The International Stadium is terrible to watch Football and the Average gate has dropped from just under 1200 in 14-15 to 852 last season.
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According to reports today, there was mention of administration as a possibility.
I think the current owners have gone in with their eyes closed or have been sold a dud.
They've never been close to promotion or looked likely to reach it these last few seasons and whatever business plan they had (presumably based on promotion being acheived), looks like it has gone out of the window.

A huge shame for all involved.
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(13/06/2018, 22:28)Andreos1 Wrote: According to reports today, there was mention of administration as a possibility.
I think the current owners have gone in with their eyes closed or have been sold a dud.
They've never been close to promotion or looked likely to reach it these last few seasons and whatever business plan they had (presumably based on promotion being acheived), looks like it has gone out of the window.

A huge shame for all involved.
But aren't the current owners staying on though, if so, I admire them for that, they could have flushed the Club down the Toilet, put them into Administration, seen them liquidated and then they would have re-formed in the Northern League. To be honest, a couple of division drop may not have been a bad thing, as they could re-group, go back to basics and rebuild.

While the EFL is now a million miles away, part time is not a bad thing, Dover have done well over the past few years and the Dover manager recently said there would be nothing stopping them stopping them staying PT in EFL2.

It will be tough for Gateshead, they are competing with big spenders Spennymoor and South Shields along with Darlington and Blyth for part time talent, even the Northern League can shell out good money for Semi-Pros.

For me the problem is the Stadium, hardly anybody likes Athletic Stadiums for football, the Prince Consort Road scheme would have been good, but right now, it is teams like Hartlepool and Leyton Orient along with Darlo and York keeping the average up by bringing a decent following.

It is a shame, but it was always going to happen, no owner will spunk money into a club forever with nothing in return, as you say, the ambition was nothing short of a return to the Football League and it backfired unfortunately

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(13/06/2018, 22:42)MrFozz Wrote: But aren't the current owners staying on though, if so, I admire them for that, they could have flushed the Club down the Toilet, put them into Administration, seen them liquidated and then they would have re-formed in the Northern League. To be honest, a couple of division drop may not have been a bad thing, as they could re-group, go back to basics and rebuild.

While the EFL is now a million miles away, part time is not a bad thing, Dover have done well over the past few years and the Dover manager recently said there would be nothing stopping them stopping them staying PT in EFL2.

It will be tough for Gateshead, they are competing with big spenders Spennymoor and South Shields along with Darlington and Blyth for part time talent, even the Northern League can shell out good money for Semi-Pros.

For me the problem is the Stadium, hardly anybody likes Athletic Stadiums for football, the Prince Consort Road scheme would have been good, but right now, it is teams like Hartlepool and Leyton Orient along with Darlo and York keeping the average up by bringing a decent following.

It is a shame, but it was always going to happen, no owner will spunk money into a club forever with nothing in return, as you say, the ambition was nothing short of a return to the Football League and it backfired unfortunately

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=yout...N4rfVHCGCo

https://www.gateshead-fc.com/club-statement-2/

Some interesting comments there. Worth a read/listen.

As for other local big-spenders, worth keeping an eye on Hebburn. 
I think they have a little bit of the green-eyed-monster emerging after seeing what their neighbours down the river have been up to.
Spending big already this summer and apparently have big plans for the ground.
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#54
v - Thumbs Up 
Gateshead FC sale agreed.
Hong Kong based businessman has agreed to buy the club.

I haven't seen anything regarding full-time/part-time status changing.

Watson to stay on as manager.
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If anyone cares, I've renewed the Fantasy Football league. The code to join is 2015462-464380

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(13/06/2018, 23:09)Andreos1 Wrote: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=yout...N4rfVHCGCo

https://www.gateshead-fc.com/club-statement-2/

Some interesting comments there. Worth a read/listen.

As for other local big-spenders, worth keeping an eye on Hebburn. 
I think they have a little bit of the green-eyed-monster emerging after seeing what their neighbours down the river have been up to.
Spending big already this summer and apparently have big plans for the ground.
I wonder about Hebburn, am not sure it is a good move for them to be bankrolled, after Newcastle, Sunderland and South Shields, Gateshead will have the local support mopped up.

How will Hebburn attract supporters to make it to the next level, do they have a grounded graded for the next level as well, it wont be easy, but good luck to 'em, these chances nearly always end up with teams booming, then it will suddenly go pop when the chairman gets sick.

I cant see Hebburn ever being able to compete with Shields for fans

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(09/08/2018, 13:47)MrFozz Wrote: I wonder about Hebburn, am not sure it is a good move for them to be bankrolled, after Newcastle, Sunderland and South Shields, Gateshead will have the local support mopped up.

How will Hebburn attract supporters to make it to the next level, do they have a grounded graded for the next level as well, it wont be easy, but good luck to 'em, these chances nearly always end up with teams booming, then it will suddenly go pop when the chairman gets sick.

I cant see Hebburn ever being able to compete with Shields for fans

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Got no idea how their attendances are doing, but the backers obviously have a vision. 
Signed a few players from Shields over the summer too. 

I've an indirect link to the club through a close family member of a colleague, so get some gossip. 
Never actually been down to watch them play though.
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#58
Went down to Hebburn in 2013 to watch Darlington, we beat them 7-1 in a dirty game...

Hebburn were down to 9 men within 15 minutes, as they tried to boot Darlo off the park...

Good luck to them, I just hope it does not end in tears for them, but history tells a different story.
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#59
Something which may interest our NEB Football Lovers

Photos from the Stadium Tour of FC Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...9562718201

Photos from the Olypiastadion in Munich
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...1152512645
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(09/09/2018, 22:20)Malarkey Wrote: Something which may interest our NEB Football Lovers

Photos from the Stadium Tour of FC Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...9562718201

Photos from the Olypiastadion in Munich
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...1152512645
Nice Photos Adam

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