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
GarryThompson
GarryThompson

I keep saying it, and I'll say it again, anew manager/head coach needs to be in place NOW, to ensure continuity, and a linear approach to the players coming back from holidays and new signings(?????) hopefully coming in, so both parties can be used to each other come the start of the new season.

The way this club is run in its decision making borders on incredulous, but is ultimately completely, and wholeheartedly, UNPROFESSIONAL

magpie9
magpie9

It takes time to go through the 80 applicants they supposedly have. Must be hard to find a cheap yes man with no backbone or pride who is desperate for a low paying job while being the buffer for abuse aimed at fatty

ArtyH
ArtyH

Sadly its the same old same old and it will take a lot for it to get through to some S.T buyers that nothing is going to change. What is needed is a new chairman who knows what he is doing as clearly Charnley does not, M.A should know this by now and by default admitted it by saying he was shocked to be in that situation at X-mas ( or that was my interpretation ). We need a new chairman with football acumen a new coach, anyone other than Carver. If Carver stays IMHO it will further destabilize the club ( and its bad enough already ) and cause problems with recruitment and retention's, who wants to work or come under this regime? Great article and yes time is ticking away just like the feeling of support for the regime. M.A said he would maintain the investment, well £YY x 0 = 0  and always will do, so no investment then. I only hope those who would by S.T's wait until there is some positive investment and something to look forward to next season, as buying now just fills his wallet again as usual. This need to change. Blanket waving and singing songs has no effect at all on this owner, so think before you buy.

KevinBrown11
KevinBrown11

The club is banking on us to renew season tickets before anything is done, just on his word of mouth, I hope most will hold out till at least we know who's going to be head coach, if it's carver then I can see very little sales of tickets, I'd be more happy if chumps comes out and states carver won't be considered for head coach, at least that would be a start, the longer it drags on the less chance it's going to be someone else, personally I wouldn't wait till carver gets back of holiday, he should have cancelled it till we find out who it is going to be, but sounds like he already has the job, if so that's me finnished with club till he's gone,

DavidDrape
DavidDrape

well said Dean that is the reality in my opinion. I seen a couple of ashleys puppets come thru the station on sunday heading off back to London 1st class. well served from a  great day out. running some/part of this sinking club 280 miles away. this demonstrates the total lack of interest. Is Ashley really happy with the job charley is doing? I wonder what is charnleys brief re his job description? Lots of things have to start happening now to change things for the better and this involves the big man opening the purse strings, however, the fact is we do not have the staff to get all the jobs done. I will wait another few weeks when everyone is back from their holidays. The fact remans that any new manager won't be able to concentrate on the technical side 100% because the amount of help and support just isn't there.

1957
1957

The key to everything that will happen is the appointment of a new coach, Charnley has been publically given the responsibility, he needs stop delaying and get on with the job. He won't because 'John Carver and his staff were on holiday and it wouldn't be fair to them to appoint somone while they were away' or some other lame excuse. I suspect out of all the rubbish Carver came out with, him and Charnley do like each other and Charnley would like him to continue. The Chronicle amazingly suggested Charnley might stick with Carver and "hope he makes a good start to the season"

I can't imagine why though, it seems to me Charnley's head is firmly on the line, he got away with January's decision to appoint the village idiot , I suspect his lord and master will not be happy if he stuffs it up again.

I've said it once and keep repeating it, we could buy a team of world class players in the summer and Carver wouldn't be able to make a team of them. He's an incompetent bully who will never be successful.

Michael Maximus Moose
Michael Maximus Moose

The complete structure of the club is Shambolic, Charnley hasn`t a clue what to do & Carver is Toxic when it comes to the football side of things

DOOMED !

Peaco
Peaco

Tend to agree. Depressing isn't it. It suddenly dawned on me this morning that the policy of no net spend doesn't really sit well with Ashley's 'I'll continue to invest' line from the recent interview does it. I can't see anything changing soon so I certainly won't be buying tickets, merchandise or anything else. I've decided that I'll be an NUFC MOTD supporter next season, and give my money to my local league 2 team instead - at least I'll know it's going back into the club, rather than an aggressive, tacky and exploitative sports retailer.

Fozzyworld
Fozzyworld

Good article we must not ease the pressure on them to act. Having said that you wouldn't expect a running commentary you can't do business like that. I don't have the know how but we need one of those daily countdown things to keep the them honest... Did I just say keep, I meant force them to be honest for a change sorry.

Foz.