The Beardsley Role?

There is no doubt now, that with regards to Demba Ba and Cisse, two into one won’t go.

It is becoming more obvious the longer the season goes on. The question is, how will our manager deal with it?

Playing them as a 2 does not work.

Playing a front 3 works as long as the players buy into it (how about it Demba?).

If not it means we use one or the other but in what system?

My take on it would be to play one up front (either one, I think they both can do this) then bring Ben Arfa into a central role high up the pitch, as in my opinion he is wasted out wide, especially in a 4-4-2 system. He is not a player who should be dropping off and doubling up on the opposition’s winger. Let him play the Beardsley role and as per the Keegan era, start dropping little bombs in dangerous places.

Then a midfield 3 of Anita on the right, Cabaye centre and Jonas on the left. I think this would make the best use of Anita as for me he is a little lightweight for Full Back or Centre Midfield. This would leave Cheick Tiote to be free to patrol just in front of the defence.  A job we know he is suited for and very good at.

With the back four I would play Santon at right back, Taylor and Coloccini in the centre, with an eye on strengthening here in the January window. I would also give Ferguson a run at Left Back, either until Perch is fit or we try and get Debuchy in, and move Santon across.

This is just my take on it and I do not think there is a snowball in hell’s chance of us lining up in this 4-1-3-1-1 formation but if the Euro lottery were to reach say £500 million and there was only one winner from Wallsend…!!!!

Well we can all dream.

So Alan if you do happen to read this, just pause for a moment and think about it….to everybody else, how would you set the team up?

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9 comments
No Brainer
No Brainer

in fairness to him he doesn't shout from the roof tops on any item

AndyMac1
AndyMac1

It was an exercise in damage limitation from Fatman.

If the figures had revealed, what many had forecast, the true profit of £40-£50m (albeit pre tax) there would have been discontent on a major scale even from the SJP going faithful. 

So this post tax profit figure has kinda taken the wind out of the sails of the opposition which, I assume, was the point of it all ?

Gaffa201
Gaffa201

The 2013 accounts show £40m in tax losses not used so no tax will have been paid in the 2014 accounts.


For 2012 TV revenue was 55.6m and Commercial revenue 13.7m to fill the gaps.

RexN
RexN

@Gaffa201 Thanks for that. A part of the rationale was to look at what the club included and excluded when they made the original announcements.

radgiegadgie
radgiegadgie

@RexN @Gaffa201 Yes, and prior year losses can be offset against future profits given certain time limits.  Corporation tax is not simple but, I don't think Newcastle will be paying too much of it right now.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

You would expect HMRC to take an interest in these figures, given they will receive considerable less corporation tax than expected.

As you say it's a mystery how operating costs could have increased so dramatically for no apparent reason.  After all, the club's whole operation seems pared down to the bone.

Sniff, sniff.  That's the smell of books being cooked.

radgiegadgie
radgiegadgie

@Demented_Man No, this won't be the case.  You have to add back any costs that might be disallowable for tax purposes.  We won't see NUFC's tax return but it is likely to be legit and different from the figures announced, Mash will hire tax specialists from a top four accounting practice and they will look for every loophole but, will not break the law.


LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Lee Charnley is ripping the heart out of one of England's important clubs - and Newcastle deserve better...Lee Charnley is a guy who has risen without trace....


Daily Mirror.


very apt bio.

mickg
mickg

Maybe he's scared of heights.......