AlanPardew36One of the most difficult questions asked in any footballing board room – “When’s the best time to sack the manager?”.

I would suggest the Reading board are asking the question as we speak but unfortunately the Newcastle board aren’t.

How long do we leave it until the situation is beyond repair, is there any point in waiting until after the January window because that denies the new manager the ability to make his own moves during the transfer window, in an effort to save us from relegation a second time in four years.

I’m looking at Saturday being completely pivotal, if we don’t get all three points then in my opinion we should make the change because the next three games after that are very difficult indeed and the new manager can approach them in such a way any kind of result is a bonus.

The new manager then has the opportunity to tinker with the squad and make the changes he believes will guide us to safety during January and we move on from there.

I’m getting a bit sick of the manager suggesting we’re losing well, good performances are no good unless they bring points to the table. We went down playing rubbish three years ago and going down having played well this year will be no consolation whatsoever, believe me.

Timing is of the essence here, if we win on Saturday we have to give Pardew the opportunity to turn things round, if we don’t win on Saturday I’m all for the kneejerk reaction to kick Pardew into touch.

What do you think?

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lukegte 5pts

Ferguson, Taylor, Williamson, Dummet, Vuckic, Sissoko, Gouffran, Obertan, and Cisse all out. Assuming a 4-5-1 is used, a starting left back, centre back and winger all brought in. I'd like to see Robertson (Hull), Shawcross and Phillips (QPR) as well as a back up to Janmaat. Abeid, Tiote, Anita, Marveaux and Riviere all to be given their chance by new management. Coloccini offers a lot of experience to a young squad, I'd keep him. The first team then picks itself with enough competition (at least two players in every position and many players with the versatility to play in a couple of positions) and space for up-and-comers to be given some time on the pitch. Good, Mbabu, Satka, Bigirimana and Kemen all deserve their chance, if they're not loaned out like Armstrong and Woodman

IainElrick 5pts

@lukegte Dummet and Sissoko are  good rest are fine possibly keep Papis we always need his solid 10goals 

lukegte 5pts

@IainElrick Yeah man, it's a tough one to call. I'm not sure Dummet is worth keeping, he'll never be a first team player and he's getting in the way of players who need the time and could be in the first team one day. And I said Sissoko purely because he clearly wants out. Yeah, okay, he says he wants to stay, but his heart isn't in it at all, never has been. He thinks he deserves CL, but he's done nothing to warrant it. Talented as, yeah, but no heart. And you're right about Cisse, but now he's not going to be first choice striker, he won't get those ten goals. I'm gutted he never turned out how we all thought he would after he introduced himself like he did. Those two goals at Chelsea seem like they were yesterday!

Andgeo 5pts

Definitely need a quality CB to pair with Mbemba. Pointless signing quality players and then sticking them in a team with the likes of Williamson.

Coloccini, Aaron's and De Jong can not be relied upon until they have proved their fitness.

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On hols 5pts

Don't waste the money on Austin, let's get another world class cb!!! How bloody hard can it be?? We have the cash!!!

toonterrier 5pts

Could be a very good signing if he lives up to the expectations. Just hope he gets the required visa, Probably means Colo has started packing his bags ready for his reconciliation with the puppet. Now lets get another couple of defenders in.

v0ices 5pts

Good news now someone to play alongside him please.