Venables? Have Newcastle gone totally bananas?
An emergency? Quick, call Captain Disaster!
If history has taught us anything, it’s that you need a steady hand to calm a maddening crowd. Not Terry Venables. His kindly demeanour and likable personality make him seem warm and cuddly – in fact, he’s a bit like Keegan, only without the crippling oversensitive side and relentless nervous breakdowns. But don’t be fooled by the warmth, people of Newcastle, the man is jinxed.
Wherever he goes, bad things happen. Remember Leeds United? Crystal Palace? Of course you don’t, because by the time he was done with them, everyone was in such a state of trauma that they’d completely wiped them from their addled brains. Both clubs went into financial meltdown during his reign. Plus he was sacked by Barcelona, England (twice, essentially), and even Australia, who don’t take football seriously.
The less said about his Spurs fiasco, the better.
So, Geordies, do you really think he’s the man for the job? Like, HONESTLY?