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Bald Eagle on the vacancy

In the wake of Sir Bobby and Kenny Dalglish issuing their tuppence worth on the job vacancy at SJP, former boss Jim Smith has also chipped in with a few standard soundbites on the situation. Expect comments from Ossie, Keegan, Souness and Roeder imminently. Smith said:

"I'm very surprised at what they've done. But you've only got to look at their record in the period of time since I was there to see Newcastle are up there at the top of the pile when it comes to dismissing managers quickly. I'd say they're in the top two for that. It's always pressure from the fans that does it.
It's unbelievable pressure. It was definitely the biggest club, in terms of fans' expectations, that I ever managed.

It's all about getting the right team and building it over a period of time. Keegan had five years, but then he left because he felt he had taken them as far as could be done.

I've been trying to get hold of Harry because I'm in Spain and he's due to come over to me for a couple of days next week. This might change that! But I don't know whether he'd want to swap what he's got at Portsmouth for that. And Shearer's not got any experience. He's not stupid . . . he'll know this is not the right time for him to take a job like that.'

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Date:Friday January 11 2008

Time: 9:48AM

Your Comments

About time you realised you are nowhere near as good as you think you are !
MFC67
yeh newcastle fans are the most deluded in the premiership, don't get me wrong I wanna see em do well but they're going the wrong way about!
saintssl
Im A Pompey fan despite the name. Have you guys seen Jim on that nock off nigel ad? Any way YOU CANT HAVE REDKNAPP WE WANT TO KEEP HIM..YOU WILL GET KEEGAN AND SHEARER just what you wanted
plymouth graham
Doesnt look like it Plymouth graham Wor Harry will take the Newcastle job and hopefully Shearer in aswell.
davidmillzy
Oh not he won't... Dobled his Salary, Private Jet, £30 to spend and he said no ! - Whether he was the ight man for you guys or no we'll never know (thank christ) but if that's whats on offer and it got refused.. you may have problems... anybody else is not second choice ! .. Better off with Keegan & Sherear I reckon fellas -- anyway you aint got our Harry but happy hunting..
Chix
I think I'd be *****ed off if I was only offered £30 to spend as manager!
BaldEagle
Big club, big egos & a big empty trophy cabinet. Big heads with little inside.
storagematt
give jim the job he's only 265 years old and at least he can coach unlike some previous managers we've had at loftus Road
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