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Opinion: Football Managers Need To Be Charismatic Actors

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Managers need to be more and more charismatic to survive modern day football. It is often said that you are either born with charisma or not. It’s a hard thing to define but there is an aura about certain people that commands attention and inspires devotion. Frank Sinatra had charisma. Marilyn Monroe had it. Margaret Thatcher had it. Kurt Cobain …

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Analysis: What Are England’s Options If Hodgson Fails Again?

Raheem Sterling

Fingers, toes and and all other traversable body parts will be well and truly crossed at the FA as England begin a third international tournament under Roy Hodgson. Not necessarily in the hope of victory but certainly in the hope that failure, for the first time, is avoided. What can be deemed success at a tournament where only eight of 24 teams will …

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Former Manchester United Winger Released By Newcastle

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Anthony Taylor has words with Ashley Young (r) as Gabriel Obertan looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on March 4, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Though few will remember it now, former Bordeaux and Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan was actually at one time rated as a genuine prospect. He made his debut for the Ligue 1 side at the age of just 17, and his rise of the youth ranks at various underage levels for France certainly suggested that he would go on to …

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Mike Ashley Has Some More Bad News For Newcastle Fans

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley takes his seat prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has never been the most popular man with the club’s fans. Since his takeover in 2007, there have been all manner of supporter protests and demonstrations with the ultimate aim of forcing Ashley to sell the club. Not that he’s done much to help himself either. A succession of monumentally stupid managerial appointments (including twice hiring …

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Newcastle United Confirm Rafa Benítez To Replace Steve McClaren As Manager

NAPLES, ITALY - MARCH 30: Rafael Benitez head coach of Napoli (now at Newcastle United) celebrates the victory after the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus at Stadio San Paolo on March 30, 2014 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Newcastle United have this morning, after days of rampant speculation, confirmed the termination of manager Steve McClaren’s contract. The move comes after months of disappointing in performances as the Magpies find themselves deep in the relegation zone despite investing £80million in the squad over the past two transfer windows. CLUB STATEMENT: Steve McClaren’s employment with the Club ends with immediate …

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Alan Shearer Launches Savage Attack At Newcastle Flops

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer talks on stage during the official launch to mark the FA's 150th Anniversary Year at the Grand Connaught Rooms on January 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Newcastle United look doomed in their bid to avoid relegation, and their greatest ever striker is not afraid of telling people who feels is to blame. Despite spending nearly £80million pounds over the course of the last two transfer windows, the Magpies find themselves mired deep within the relegation battle with hope that they can retain their place in the Premier …

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Newcastle Boss Steve McClaren Involved In Astonishing Row With Journalist

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Steve McClaren manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on December 28, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren today dropped the cool demeanour he has been adopting all season as the threat of relegation is looming large over the troubled manager. Despite outspending virtually every other Premier League club in January, Newcastle still find themselves firmly entrenched in the relegation battle – level on points with 17th placed Sunderland but six points worse off than 16th …

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Newcastle Are Not “Too Good to Go Down”

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is a relentlessly positive man. He’s one of the few managers who could look at a deserved 2-1 defeat at Watford and insist that “we won’t have a problem [staying up] if we keep performing like that every week.” McClaren is obviously trying to put an optimistic spin in what is an extremely perilous position for …

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Tactics Truck: Manchester United Defensive Frailty Exposed As Van Gaal Relaxes The Reins

Few would have foreseen an extraordinarily open six-goal thriller at St. James’ Park on Tuesday evening. Even fewer would have foreseen such a wholesale change in tactical emphasis from Manchester United’s Louis Van Gaal. Out went the status quo of plodding possession fetishisation that was so painfully on display against Sheffield United on Saturday. In its stead arrived a direct, counter-attacking …

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Tactics Truck: Klopp’s Liverpool Ineffectual When Counter-Attack Not An Option

Recent away thrashings of Manchester City and Southampton had fueled talk of a surprise Liverpool title challenge. New manager Jurgen Klopp’s rapid implementation of his patented counter-pressing, counter-attacking style resulted in his new charges punishing both sides for their expansiveness. However, results of games in which Liverpool are expected to dominate the ball have been more mixed to say the …

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