Newcastle To End Up With 46 Points – Llambias

Derek Llambias has come out today and communicated further with the Newcastle fans, and that’s good and it’s something that Derek must do regularly, as he attempts to right the terrible damage that the current regime have inflicted on Newcastle United.


Derek Llambias – thinks Newcastle will end up with 46 points

Derek is also very confident Newcastle will stay up and has boldly predicted they will surpass their safety target – easily – and he rightly says other people think he is potty.

Derek said today:

“I think we’ll stay up.” “We’ve had conversations about where we are going points-wise. I have said 46 points.”

“Everybody thinks I am potty, but I’m confident of it.” “Then we can crack on with where we are going in the future.”

“A lot of it is going to be filling the holes we need to fill. We’ve been unfortunate with our injuries. But we’re looking to build this squad.”

And with Mike Ashley now back at St James’ Park and promising to rebuild the club big time in the summer, Llambias said the tycoon is very enthusiastic about the future of the club.

Derek said:

“This is his passion. He’s a football supporter generally.” “He loves Newcastle. I can’t remember when he went out before or after a game.”“He misses that. He loved being out in the Toon after games.” “Even during the time he wasn’t coming to matches, he was at his local pub kicking every ball in front of the TV.”

Mike Ashley will probably become very bold after one of the home games, and maybe that could be our next home game with Manchester United. If Newcastle can win that game, against the best club team in e world – officially, then we think Mike will throw caution to the wind and go our night-clubbing again in Newcastle.

We all know Mike likes a good time.

He certainly seems to have caught the Newcastle fever, and we saw his young daughter at the game oin Sunday, and she seems to be at every game – did you see her try to wave to the camera?

So hey, maybe if the lads can beat Manchester United, things may be looking up.

Of course, just to put a little does of reality in this, the chances of Newcastle doing that are slim, but with 52000 fans roaring on the lads, who knows?

And Newcastle United are the only team visiting Old Trafford in the Premier League this season, who have not been beaten.

Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Aye – keeps getting mention by all pundtits on Sky and Sultana about how we have the ordacity to have drawn 1-1 on 1st day of season.

    46 points – realistic or plain crazy?

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    what was the attendance against everton

    gd to see llambias is communicating better

  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3

    46 realistic, but lambarse cant assume will stay up coz we are big club he should just say take 1 game at a time

  • Wilad

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4


    I genuinly think we are in decenet shape and we’ll do well next season, top 6.

    Howay the Lads!

  • nufc_houlty

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #5

    cheaper season tickets wooooooooooooooooo


    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    46-no chance-38 more like.

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    I was really confident about beating Man Utd, but Kevin Nolan just put some reality in my dreams.

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Bloody Hell. Getting Llambias to speak was like opening Pandora’s box 😀 We’ll never shut his gob now!

    Seriously though, it’s brilliant to see the club communicating with the fans on a regular basis and our Chief Exec seemingly taking a real hands on roll.

    I hope the fans who have been trying to oust this regime are taking note that the club are (finally) listening to the fans.

    Whether or not we stay up remains to be seen but either way I think Ashley et al are here to stay.

    I’m beginning to believe this board is finally going about things the right way. Things are starting to look a little brighter.

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #9

    We will stay up….no doubts about that

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #10

    5 nufc_houlty // Feb 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    cheaper season tickets wooooooooooooooooo

    That mean your going to buy one like?

    Good move in my opinion…

  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Phew – thats a relief ! maybe we could get the PL to cancel all the remaining matches and just dole out the points.

  • Hugh de Payen

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I reckon we’ll get 10 more points, giving us 38.

    Hope it’s enough!

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Were gonna beat Man U man! No fear!

    Come ooooooooooooooooon!

    Toon, Toon!

  • Irish-Toon

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Well these should be the games that we are targeting to win

    Bolton away (01/03)
    Hull away (14/03)
    Stoke away(11/04)
    Spuds away (18/04)
    Pompey home(27/04)
    Smogs home(09/05)
    Fulham home (16/09)

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #15

    hasany 1 seen the sun looks like gazza’s on the mend


  • Hugh de Payen

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I think we’ll take 3 points at home to Portsmouth and Boro, a point at home to Fulham and 1 point away to Bolton, Stoke and Spurs.

    Which is 10 more points.

    Although that’s my cautious guess.

    We could beat Spurs and Stoke away, take all the points at home to Fulham and maybe get a point at home to one of the top teams in our next few home matches (Arsenal maybe).

    So my hopeful guess would be another 17 points instead of 10.

  • coyote

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #17

    I would love to know the games he based his forecast on – I had looked last week at our next three home games and thought we might be lucky enough to get a win over Everton and anything from the other 3 would be a bonus, but we failed to win and with Nolan getting himself suspended I’m not expecting anything from these games but a win against the whinging cheating mancs would be very welcome
    good ref who’s not on fergies payroll would be welcomed!

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Champion – will save nearly £ 50.00 on my season ticket next year !

    3 pointers – Bolton, Hull, Stoke, Spuds, Pompey, Smogs and Fulham (21 points)

    1 pointers – Arsenal (1 point)

    22 more points – thats 50 !!! wey I 😀

    Ever the optomist

  • Irish-Toon

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m not banking on getting any points from the other games, but you never know……

    Man U home (04/03)
    Arsenal home (21/03)
    Chelsea home (04/04)
    Liverpool away (02/05)
    Villa away (24/05)

  • Irish-Toon

    Feb 24, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Hey Born Again Geordie, that total should put us into Europe lol


    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Most important are to win the games against Bolton, WBA and the other teams surrounding us…every point we can get out of the top 4 teams is a bonus on top! But don’t expect that…

    I like the “change” llambias made while communicating much more…see how things have gone up a little after that? The lads are a fighting group (without winers like insomnia…). Big hand to him and hope this will continue!!

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #22


    Wey I – you never know !!! lol 🙂

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Has anyone thought where the bottom 3 are going to get their points? They are there for a reason….

    Everyone is saying 40 points to stay up therefore they need the following

    Blackburn 17 points (Blackburns game in hand at Fulham….who have one of the best home records in the league!!!
    Boro 18 points
    WBA 18 points

    35 will keep us safe…thats 8 points….

    I fancy us to nick a win in 1 of our next 3 homes games….Arsenal….

    to be honest any points from Manure, Chelsea and Arsenal will be a bonus…..

    My 3 to go down

    WBA, Boro and Hull….Hull have not won in the league for donkeys and alledge they have been playing well(last night apart)…well I would hate to see them play poorly…..

    Would also wipe the smug smile from the mackem mug that is Phil Brown

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Born Again Geordie….

    Depending on who wins the FA and Carling Cup, eighth could win a place in the intertoto….

    How many points we off 8th? 5?

  • bowburnmag

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #25

    46 points? Talk about positive thinking…

    I think he’s mental, pure and simple. I think we’ll just about scrape 40 but I also think we’ll just about stay up. However, it could be an uncomfortable feeling after the Chelsea game. I think we’ll have two points at most out of a possible fifteen by then.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #26


    Yeah 5 points mate – Fulham are 8th on 33 points !

    totally agree with your 3 to go down and would love to see Mackem Phil Brown’s face too !!!!

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #27

    We are only 7 points off Wigan in 7th !!!

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Born Again

    The game at there place is going to be a biggy….

    We owe them one after they did us at our place in the league and Fa Cup….

    Brown was on last night saying they are doing all the right things but not well enough…..erm so in a round about way ur saying your not good enough? yes…

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #29

    its a good job Wigan won those 6 on the bounce or they would be right in the mire……

    We have nowt to lose the next 3 home games….yes they are tough however if we get something from them, it will give the lads a massive boost, if we dont then no danger….not expected anyhow….the trick is not to get beat either at Hull or Bolton this weekend….

    no reason why we cannot go to Bolton and win…they are nowt flash…..

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #30

    beyethegreat // Feb 24, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    what was the attendance against everton

    gd to see llambias is communicating better

    47,000 Beye…..I would say its the “posh” seats in the Milburn that are pulling us below the 50,000 mark

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #31

    LoonyToon #28 & 29

    totally agree with you – we seem to be getting a bit of confidence and unity back in the team which is what we need at this stage of the season – just hope the injuries clear up and stay away – next season will be good ! 🙂

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #32

    I sit oposite the milburn stand and would agree with them letting the attendances down this year – mind you have you seen the prices in there !? lol 😉

  • chuck

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Guys a bean counter from a casino, what does he know about football ?
    If I wanted to know the odds on making four the hard way maybe I would listen, but to have this guy tell me what to expect points wise is a joke.
    Dont make these projections please, you make yourself appear foolish.

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 24, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Born Again

    Aye the prices are canny but hat 9% discount should entice some of the prawn sandwich brigade back…..sat there a couple of years ago for a pre season game v Sampdoria….nice and padded….splendid 😉

    yep and the squad is showing unity…..we battled to a point on Sunday however with 11 v 11 and a fit Owen, Martins and the Duke up top, we would have won that game….I am feeling positive that the worst of the injuries are over, we have a strong looking squad (bench was the strongest I have seen for a while on Sunday) and we will add quality in the summer, therefore a top 8 position next season would be a possibility….

  • safferman

    Feb 24, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #35

    I guess Lambarse has come up with this 46 point prediction using his many years of experience in football… right.


    Feb 24, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #36

    it’s becoming obvious that we are now a club with no ambitions; our future years will all be relegation battles. whatever decent youngsters we sign or grow will be sold. our only “plan” will be to stay in the league. to win dishes, a club MUST spend. as long as tighta$$ ashley is boss, i’m afraid our club will become nothing more than mid table in the future years, and that’s being very optimistic.

  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Feb 24, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Must play Edgar…he scored against the Mancs last time and def has a nose for goal in the big games


    Feb 24, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #38

    yes give edgar some minutes eh

  • hitman

    Feb 24, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #39

    i wonder if lambass would be doing all this talking if the attendences were still high.

  • StanHardy

    Feb 24, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #40

    For those that feel Portsmouth is a home win I see problems.Toon have a history of winning an away fixture when it comes first and failing in the home return.Vast majority of doubles have come from winning at home first.Strange but true!


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