Players Owe Newcastle Fans A Win on Saturday


It’s not an overstatement to say this is one of the biggest let downs at Newcastle United ever, and certainly the worst string of games in the club’s premiership history.

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Players should dedicate a win to our long-suffering fans

We had a decent squad last season, and we strengthened that with 9 new players in the summer. Yet to be where we are in the league, with just 8 games to go is unbelievable – if it wasn’t actually happening.

Three months since a league win, so the fans haven’t been able to celebrate at all, apart from the 4-1 hammering of Stoke City, which happened on the night of Keegan’s appointment, and all seemed so promising even then.

But the stage is set for us with probably the best opportunity for a while, to break our win duck this year in the league. And of the home games we have left surely Fulham is the easiest, with just Reading, Sunderland and Chelsea also left this season.

A good plan for Keegan to get the best out of his players is to let them know that the 50,000 crowd each home game is more than they deserve, given their poor performances all season. And he should tell the lads to go our and prove they are worth the support of the fans, and should be retained at the club for next season.

Thats should do it.

Comments welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • Pete

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Slow news day ed ?

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    owe us a win thats the understatment of the century

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  • James

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Fulham’s only threat is McBride, who will outmuscle and outjump any of our CB’s for headers.

    Next week we have Spurs away, not an easy game as last night proved.

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  • dougnufc

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    QPR wants Ramage

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  • Spyro

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    spurs are brilliant one day, miserable the next…hopefully they are miserable eh? our recent record against spurs is good so we should go into the game with confidence. I wouldnt say Fulhams only threat is Mcbride. Hangelaand and Johnson both add to their threat in the air. Also, Bullards set peices are going to be a danger, and Dempsey annoying nimbleness is going to be irritating if he plays.

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  • Spyro

    Mar 20, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    For around 2million we should bite their hand off, i think ramage is rubbish

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  • Eric

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    So that self-appointed club mouthpiece Taylor has been spouting again. We are always behind the team trying to raise their game. He has got a nerve with his comments. No Taylor – you raise your game and stop your silly mistakes and silly grins. Without NUFC you would be back in Greenwich and playing for Charlton!

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  • James

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Does anybody else have the same concern as mine at the moment :

    That this relegation battle will make KK put faith in players next season that he should be selling in the summer. Because they keep us up, he’ll think they deserve to stay on. Butt, Smith, Geremi, Viduka, Barton etc.

    We all know KK is an emotional man and I’m concerned he will stick with this lot rather than offload them.

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  • Leo Kompany for the Toon

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    fulhams give threat will be johnston and mcbride

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Ramage wont leave he will feel he is betraying us by getting fit and leaving when in fact 2m is a compliment.Carr and smith should be sold to sunderland for 7m(hoping).We have cover in the reserves i.e edgar,kadar,tozer,carroll.Then we need to go out and buy top class cb,lb, 4 top midfielders sell barton,zog(if he wants to leave),geremi and sell ameobi(long time coming) and buy a tall powerful striker e.g. gomis.

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  • Hadji

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Spyro…You like your new nick do ya 🙂

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #12

    I also like the look of that macedonian international playing for ipswich,could be the player we are looking for,kind of a steven gerrard type player and this could help us in buying pandev another good player.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    I just think a total clear out is in order after this season.

    Very few of the players give two hoots about newcastle and the position in the premiership is proof of this.

    I think managers take far too much stick for the team performances and I take back all the abuse I hurled at Big Sam during his time at Newcastle..to me the players are shocking and deserve to be sold on.

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  • Spyro

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14

    pure genius hadj 😉

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  • scott9

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    i think we will win against fulham i would play the same team but i would maybe put nzogbia in for one of the midfileders not sure who but he would just give us a bit more pace and skill and slight bit of creativity to the midfiled especially as we are at home but saying that i dont no who i would take out as i thought butt and geremi had great games and i think barton is our best midfileder even though he didnt have the best of games on monday but what i would definatley stick with is oba owen and viduka up front them 3 playing together just gets me so exiuted thinking about it i have been waiting for it all season

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  • Hadji

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Thelongthanks….Great minds think alike,i was just about to post the same thing.We could get this guy for 2 mill for sure and call a cab for Butt.
    He’s such a accurate passer and very intelegent reader of the game.Check this out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWCbgaU4XYo

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  • scott9

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #17

    also if we stay up and get some of the players we have been linked with this summer i think there are exiting times ahead however we dont need anymore 3m players we need top qaulity or we shouldnt bother .players like
    cueller
    van buyten
    sidwell
    riise
    mcgeady
    arshevin
    pandev
    gomis
    just the thought of getting half of them signings gets me unbelievable exited they all have more qaulity then 75% of the players we have
    players i would look to get rid off are.
    ramage
    cacapa
    smith
    ameobi
    carr
    edgar loan
    lua lua loan
    getting rid of viduka would really depends on his fitness and the progress of young andrew carrol in my opinion if he can keep fit and get fitter then i wouldntdefinatley keep him as he is one of the best in the prem however if carrol makes the step up i think we should give him the chance as he scores silly amounts of goals for the reserves

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  • Hadji

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Scott…I like your choice,very realistic.

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  • scott9

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #19

    hadji ive just watched that video of Velice Sumulikoski on youtube the guy looks qaulity exackly what we need in midfiled what the hell is he doing playing for ipswitch hes exackly what we are missing in midfiled someone who can sit in front of the back four but also is very creative and has a great pass

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  • Spyro

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #20

    Scott9 and Hadj if you want a deep lying playmaker then you should be looking at lucas biglia of anderlecht, he is class. If we could get Biglia and this Ipswich guy then it would sort out our CM area out completely

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  • Spyro

    Mar 20, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #21

    I personally dont feel McGeady is a realistic target, but i would love to be proved wrong 😉

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  • Hadji

    Mar 20, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #22

    As always Spyro,I’m with you on this one.Scott,Bursa needed money so they sold him for that ridicilous fee.If we get Pandev(he scored last night against Roma) in the Summer you can bet that we’ll have Shumi next January.

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  • scott9

    Mar 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #23

    to be fair spyro i would probably agree he would be hard to get i just put him down cause weve been linked with him quite alot and hes one of the best we have been linked with but yes i would agree hell probably go to a club in europe

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  • MattyDread

    Mar 20, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Lads if you think a video of a good goal makes a player good; check out how “mint” Stephen Carr is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnQttnR6qY

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  • Hadji

    Mar 20, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Matty thats way long ago and its only 1 lucky goal.You can watch videos of Henry while in Arsenal,but compare those videos with his current form in Barca you’ll say that this guy is overrated which for a fact we all know he’s not.
    Rule number 1…don’t trust a video of a player had his best years in football.
    Shumi’s video shows that he’s a quality player and will only get better.

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  • Leo Kompany for the Toon

    Mar 20, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #26

    how young and THIN does carr look there, if only he was as good as we all hoped when he joined…

    i still think he can do a job for us till the end of the season if beye ever gets injured

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  • MattyDread

    Mar 20, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Hadji I think you missed the sarcasm mate

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