Not The Time For Doom and Gloom On Tyneside

If you saw the game with Tottenham, Hull City and Stoke City yesterday, you would have seen three teams playing with pride, passion and guts.

Chris and Joe – good job at Newcastle under trying circumstances

Hull City refused to be overawed by Manchester United at Old Trafford, and amazingly came back from 4-1 down in the second half, to 4-3 and gave The Red Devils a real scare.

Stoke City beat Arsenal 2-1 for their second win at home in 4 days, and Tottenham had an amazing win against league leaders Liverpool, after being completely outplayed in the first half by The Reds.

And at least Harry Redknapp after yesterday’s game, was honest enough to say the Spurs were lucky, but his side on the other hand never gave up, and when they equalized after 69 minutes, they went all out for the win, and scored the winner in injury time to devastate Liverpool, who never should have lost the game.

Why are we bringing these games up? Because this is the way our lads need to start (keep) playing, and we can no longer try to hold back and save games as we tried to do against West Brom last Monday.

Fortune favors the brave, and we have to think we can win every game, just like we did when Keegan was still at the club.

Aston Villa will be a difficult game on Monday night, there’s no doubt about that, and there’s no way we will be able to close that game down, because Villa have too many good attacking players, who can score almost at any time – and our defense is still too fragile right now, to hold onto a lead.

And while our squad is small, we have a much better squad than Hull City or Stoke City, but those teams are doing themselves proud by the way they play, and if Newcastle can show the same spirit, and there’s good evidence over the last few games we have that great fighting spirit back, we’ll not do too bad at at in the league this season.

Let’s not get too negative about our team, Joe has done a good job and has the lads playing reasonable football and he has 5 points from his first 4 games, and we can do even better.

And if Joe is still around in January, look for him to improve the squad – even if no money is made available at that time from current owner Mike Ashley.

This is not the time for doom and gloom on Tyneside, but rather we have to help Joe and the team do the best they can under very trying circumstances, and they have been doing very well recently, let’s at least admit that.

They deserve our full support, and we can help by getting a full house on Monday night at St. James’ Park,  against a good looking Aston Villa side.

Howay The Lads!

18 comments so far

  • scotty

    Nov 2, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Sorry to say this but if MA and JFK are still here in January, then we have every chance to get relegated.

    If we play like we did in the second half against West Brom, then well get stuffed – FACT!!!

  • Sptifire

    Nov 2, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Watching those three teams yesterday made me feel even more worried about our fate than I was. The quality of our squad is not as good as those three teams. If it were we would not be where we are. We would not be dependent on other results to determine whether we are good or not.

  • kenny g

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    i disagree entirely Sptifire, under the guidance of management we have lost only once.
    Ashley and keagan are the reason we are where we are. Had that nob end KK swallowed his pride and got on with the job I have little doubt that we would be sitting above everton right now.
    I dont want to see him back at this club again, he’s a f****** liability

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Potentially bottom of the league after today and after our lucky escape against WBA, I can’t think of a better time for a bit of Doom and Gloom. Still “Ardua Per Astra” ( I’m sure someone will correct me if I got that quote wrong).

  • cyprus mag

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #5

    How can anyone “joe has done a good job” ? We have won one game against a woeful West Brom, we are in the relegation zone and haven’t got the squad that looks capable of pulling out, and with no hope of signings. We have a manager who has been out of the game for eons and when he was in the game he was a one trick pony. Yes I feel doom and gloom.

  • Sav

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #6

    ‘we have to think we can win every game, just like we did when Keegan was still at the club.’

    There’s your answer.

    Ashley Out!

  • sean667

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    guys kk didnt win a game for ages when he arrived and in fairness jfk has initially been better than he was.
    at the risk of being verbally attacked i dont wantt kk back now too much water etc..

  • TheToonRock

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Sptifire…You have voiced your concerns, and yes you have seen our weakness. Yet, remember that focusing our energy on the negatives is not going to change a thing. We need to focus on the positives, and trust me, despite the so-called doom and gloom that has surfaced at our club, we have managed to find sources of inspiration. If we are to rise up the table, we need players who are willing to battle with passion and pride. We need performance driven players, not flair and showbizz. Having seen the last 4 matches, I am now far more confident that we have the performance driven mentality that is needed to climb out the foot of the table. It is very difficult for you to swallow as results over the past few months have haunted us into believing we are just not good enough. Pal, the reality is, we are as good as we give and frankly speaking, Kinnear is making them give their all. We need to focus on what we have and build on that instead of focusing on what was lost. We have a win under our belts, despite the question marks over the second half, and a 2nd win in a row against Villa, which would be our first back to back victories this season, would catapult our players confidence closer to the level of confidence they should be playing with. I understand you are fustrated, so am I, but we as the fans need to take our fustrations out on no-one else but our opponents. Come Monday night, as I mentioned on another topic of discussion, chant as though it were your last chant. How would you chant if it were you last chant in the premiership for Newcastle and nothing less than a victory would save us…How would you and I chant? Well, why should we wait for that to happen. If we chant with intensity and passion the air will be filled with chilling warning to our opponents that Saint James is not going to sit back and allow our players to be run over by anyone! Monday night is upon us, and I am getting my shirt and scarf ready for the game so that I can go and CHANT our team, as though it were my last chant ever!


    Nov 2, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    MILNER will probably play his best ever game…..not looking forward to this game.
    They are so strong in attack

  • Sav

    Nov 2, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #10

    When would be a good tome for Doom and Gloom then. Ed?
    I’m all for shouting on the lads but if you’ve seen many better times for D+G I’d like to see them.

    Let’s see now:
    An owner whose desperation to sell up is only second to his desperation to wring an unrealistic profit out of NUFC.
    The club a laughing-stock because its power base is 270 miles away from Newcastle.
    A structure still in place which is debased and disparaged throughout the Prem.
    An honest and inspirational manager recently left when the entire squad was put up for sale on the last deadline day.
    A new manager who no-one else would employ in 4 years being the only bloke we could persuade to replace him.
    A general manager who knows about running casinos who never can be arsed communicate with the fans.
    Our only world-class player about to arrange to leave in 8 weeks time because the club won’t offer a new contract.
    The fans up in arms and boycotting club merchandise and an owner so despised he dare not turn up for fear of causing a riot.
    Have I missed anything?

    Oh yes, the 16th most valuable club in the world is currently holding onto a relegation spot in the Prem behind the likes of West Brom, Wigan, Fulham, Portsmouth, Stoke, Hull City and Sunderland.

    I think those are pretty good reasons for D+G, Ed. Don’t you?


  • Craigg

    Nov 2, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11


    You forgot Middlesbrough, Blackburn and West Ham

  • daydeburt

    Nov 2, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #12

    well sais, sav !!!

  • daydeburt

    Nov 2, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #13

    i mean said!!
    Ashley came to the club for one reason…profit

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 2, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Stoke are a two man team and its terrible. Delap just throws the ball into the net, making sure it pings of fullers head on the way, really annyos me, they did it for both goals against arsenal.
    Spurs were a little lucky but fair play to them they didnt give up.
    Hull were excellent again against manure.
    We need a performance giving 110% tomorrow night like, a point at least is a must.


    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #15

    What a bunch of whingers, same old rubbish, poor KK ( as***e walked out on the team and aint coming back, and not every one wants him back)
    When does this crap stop, just what will satisfy you lot ?
    Ashley, poison dwarf, etc., you folks are sure making the club attractive for any future buyers,
    not to mention the numerous managers hounded out by an opinionated minority.
    Wise up and shut up, then get behind both the team and manager, you have done enough damage to this club allready.

  • Heavy hitters

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Obviously you’re not a Geordie with a name like that “Chuck”, we’ve never won fcuk all for nearly 40 years and we are accused of wanting instant success. The pathetic managers we’ve had over the last few years Dalglish, that Dutch Rastafarian idiot, Souness, Roeder, Allardyce now Kinnear, could you see the big four signing these clowns? The answer to all our problems isnt the fans “whinging”, who fork out fortunes subsidising Darras Hall mortgages. I pay for my season ticket and if I dont feel I’m getting satisfaction, which I’m not for almost £1000 a season, I’ll say what the fcuk I like. If 5 or even 6 figure salaries dont inspire a player to give 100% will it change things me sitting there half pissed shouting haway the lads???

  • heed

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #17

    lads its not our season like-keegan needed now -sorry but its true-keegan feared it cos he knew he couldnt strengthen-simple-jfk is doing ok but we need a massive boost-mike ashley has to re instate kev-even keegan would have struggled cos we needed to spend big- his point in the first place! thats why he left cos they wouldnt! new revolt tmorra nite-or were down-wouldnt splash the cash and thats why were here-u cant blame a manager for lack of players when the owner wont spend! mike get kev back now! big lift for everyone and a decent funding in jan-or were down lads-time to get the point across again! even if he is selling-if he ever cared its now he needs the messiah back-more than last january! only he can sort it out-despite our doubts-he had the club at heart and the fans! big keegan back revolt tmorra nite! simple as that-it worked to get ashley selling-maybe now he will listen! top ten if he does-down if he doesnt! tmorra nite- keegan chants!its the only way!keegan! keegan!

  • brutooooon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #18

    fact about us.

    when we concede the first goal, we WILL lose! (we cant be like hull city which keep on fighting…)

    We will still concede goal, no matter what the result is.

    any team will now look for a win even when we play at st james park.

    any team will just put the ball forward (preferably steven taylor) and wait for his mistakes which will concede a goal

    any team will wait till nicky butt tired (he is 33 remember?) and try to take advantage of that situation and couple of his mistakes

    any team will play their young unproven 16-18 years old defenders because they dont need to worry about Ameobi.

    definition of “any team” would be all the teams above us – we are bottom of the league now remember.

    just a gentle reminder


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