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Just now, Chicken Dancer said:

Hopefully there will be another party at SJP & in the alehouses all over Tyneside when this pleb finally gets the bullet.

3 parties.

 

1 for the takeover.

1 for Bruce gone.

1 for charnley etc gone.

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2 minutes ago, WarrenBartonCentrePartin said:

I wonder if whoever is coming in is currently employed, which is why this wasn’t immediate? Synchronise the announcement of Steve, Steve and Steve going and Jones having the Spurs game with one of their replacement(s) 24 hours later - but first ensure whatever compo is required is sorted?

I don’t think they’ve had time to get a manager lined up.

 

Seems even they were caught out by the speed of the takeover going through. They’d planned for Rafa but he’s not available now so they’re likely trying to work out who to go for. Could take a while.

 

In the meantime I think Jones will be caretaker with perhaps some of the academy coaches/ short term coaching appointments to help out. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, TaylorJ_01 said:

I still can't quite believe Mike Ashley would give such an obviously stupid contract to Bruce when he's trying to offload the club.

 

It makes a mockery of him being a good businessman.

 

Bruce was earning 500k a year at Sheffield Wednesday and he had to pay £2m for him and then put him on £3m a year.  Up there with the joelinton deal.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, TaylorJ_01 said:

I still can't quite believe Mike Ashley would give such an obviously stupid contract to Bruce when he's trying to offload the club.

Just a petty little boobie-trap for anyone who bought the club off him. 

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2 minutes ago, neesy111 said:

 

It makes a mockery of him being a good businessman.

 

Bruce was warning 500k a year at Sheffield Wednesday and he had to pay £2m for him and then put him on £3m a year.  Up there with the joelinton deal.

 So bad. Probably Brucey has to hand back half of the exit fee under the table, some weird tax evasion scheme. Wouldn't put it past the pests

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14 minutes ago, neesy111 said:

 

It makes a mockery of him being a good businessman.

 

Bruce was earning 500k a year at Sheffield Wednesday and he had to pay £2m for him and then put him on £3m a year.  Up there with the joelinton deal.

 

 

 

For Ashley though, it possibly was worth it as having Bruce there gave him a human shield for all the abuse and someone who he knew would gave him no pressure on a day to day basis.

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1 minute ago, jackyboy said:

If I remember right, Man City continued with Hughes for a while

They did…but they weren’t in 19th place at the time, and Hughes was also a better manager than our present one. 

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Bruce has won 5 games in 37. Only a fool would continue with him, when it’s abundantly clear he can’t get a tune out of these players, and these new owners don’t strike me as fools. He’ll be gone next week and deservedly so. 

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I think Ashley quite deliberately overpaid them and gave them a huge payout at the end because he deliberately employed managers as yes men meat shields. Of all the dross, only McLaren got the sack and that’s a mix of looming relegation and Rafa falling into his lap. I think with Bruce it is a case of taking the money to deflect the blame, accept the complete non-ambition and telling him he was trying to sell, and if he took his orders he’d get a nice big payout from new owners because the contract would be passed along with purchase. If he did have to sack him with relegation looming next year, pay out of revenue the club generates. 

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3 minutes ago, Manxst said:

They did…but they weren’t in 19th place at the time, and Hughes was also a better manager than our present one. 

I can’t remember but yeah I don’t think they were in a really bad league position. He really just needed to not implode 

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2 minutes ago, ManDoon said:

I can’t remember but yeah I don’t think they were in a really bad league position. He really just needed to not implode 

 

They were 7th iirc but he had been heavily backed in 3 previous transfer windows.   Getting Mancini in was no brainer.

 

 

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1 hour ago, duo said:

8 Mil payoff :facepalm: who ever agreed to that in his contract is an idiot. 

 

 

 

 

Surely if £8 million is more than his remaining contact value, we just make him go peel potatoes or whatever until he's a free agent? 

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2 minutes ago, neesy111 said:

 

They were 7th iirc but he had been heavily backed in 3 previous transfer windows.   Getting Mancini in was no brainer.

 

 

 

Yeah I think our position is different as we are in real danger of going down. If we were cruising in mid table it wools be different 

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2 minutes ago, neesy111 said:

I've never understood why you can't just keep paying their contract while they are just not in their position officially.  Must be some rules against it 


they do that in American sports iirc. When the Bucs fired Gruden, they had him on the payroll for quite a few years. In America you just could easily turn it into a severance agreement by which you agree the terms of the payoff over X periods etc. 

 

 

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