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2 minutes ago, Manxst said:

It’s not like Bruce was even playing our best defenders. Or coaching them. We’ve been playing wingers/midfielders at both full back positions for ages. 

Our defenders did well under Rafa, our midfield looked a lot better.  We actually have a much better team now then when Rafa left as well.

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1 minute ago, toontownman said:

Favre has also been criticized for his teams defending. Especially from those that watched Dortmund on this message board. Favre plays attacking front foot football too? We would be getting more experience especially in turning relegation form teams around but not sure pragmatic or Defensive is right with favre.

We’re appointing an attack-minded manager, that much is clear. Is it the best way to go in this moment? Maybe not, but I’m fine with it.

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1 minute ago, kisearch said:

Laughing thinking about all the maniacs who scream FUCKING CLEAR IT MAN! at any opportunity having to watch Newcastle's defence constantly try and pass its way through a press.

Oh memories of the Munich friendly a few years back when Owen Hargreaves showed us how football had changed. Blokes in front of in raptures "this is brilliant, all possession, go when the times right, so fluid and in control", we get the ball, screams of "GET IT FORWARD MAN, WE'LL NOT SCORE FROM THERE!!!"

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26 minutes ago, relámpago blanco said:

Borat is a fictional Character from Kazakhstan whilst Fonseca is Portuguese.  Where do you normally go on holiday out of interest?


You think Sacha Baron Cohen’s voice for Borat is authentic Kazakhstan? 😂

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41 minutes ago, Barnes23 said:

This is well worth a watch :) Really gives you a feel for his approach and breaks things down in quite a bit of detail on a tactical level too. 

 

 

 

 

However, that bit where he says it makes him really uncomfortable when his team can't keep possession. He better start learning to cope with that feeling.

 

 

Edited by Jackie Broon

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FWIW from what I've learned about him in these videos, I think appointing him now is massively asking for trouble.

 

Trying to get a team that's had Steve Bruce as its manager for the last 2 years to start playing possession football from the back without already having at least the type of players to suit that style is a huge ask for a team without the luxury of a comfortable league position to allow for patience in that approach.

 

Add to that his poor record when the players he needs aren't available through injury and his teams conceding a lot and it seems a very risky option.

 

Rafa remains far and away the ideal option that obviously isn't available, so I'd go for someone in his or Emery's mould who's available. No idea who that is though.

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Updated article from earlier

 

Newcastle held talks with Paulo Fonseca today as he emerges as a serious contender for the head coach vacancy following Steve Bruce's departure. 

The discussions did not end with a definitive answer over whether Newcastle will look to proceed with appointing Fonseca, but were said to be positive. 

The call is understood to have centred around Fonseca's footballing philosophy, with little focus on any potential contract.

 

 

Edited by nbthree3

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