Newcastle Too Big To Go Down – It’s Completely Irrelevant


We’ve seen a number of reports over the weekend and today, about how it will be a loss to the Premier league if Newcastle get relegated this season.

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Alan Shearer – can he save Newcastle?

The simple answer to that is it just doesn’t matter, it’s irrelevant to talk about it.

If Newcastle finish in the bottom three they will deserve to be relegated, there’s just no two ways about it, and up to now, the lads have done nothing to warrant us avoiding relegation, but we are still all hoping (and some of us praying), that will all change tonight against Portsmouth.

But they will deserve to go down if the team finish in the bottom three, even though it is just over five years ago that Bobby Robson had us in the European Champions League.  In the 2002-2003 season we finished in 3rd place, behind champions Manchester United and runner-up Arsenal, and were above both Chelsea and Liverpool. And the season before that we had finished in 4th place.

We were just above Leeds United (5th) and Chelsea, and we are all too well aware of what has since happened to Leeds United.

When you look at that now it now seems amazing, but not when you realize the great Bobby Robson was then our manager, and that when we finished the next season in only 5th place, he was sacked.

We have never felt that Robson got the accolades he deserved while he was at Newcastle, but perhaps now fans are starting to realize just what a fabulous job the man did at the club.

In the 2003-2004 season, we suffered two losses and three draws in our last five games of the season, and finished 4 points behind Liverpool, who were 4th that year.

8 points from our last 5 games would have seen us take 4th place, and qualify for the Champions League for a 3rd time in a row, but that’s all water under the Tyne Bridge now, of course.

It true that it will be a catastrophic decline, but to say that Newcastle are needed in the top flight is more than a little self-serving.

If we do go down it will show that poor management at any club, especially these last two years under Mike Ashley, can take any club down, no matter how big they are, or the support they receive.

That will be the lesson to be learned from the Newcastle demise, plus that a squad of players have just not earned their money over the season, and have hardly shown the pride and passion to stay up.

Not yet anyway, and as we said earlier there’s still time to save the club, and the lads can start doing that tonight, but we must get the win against a beatable Portsmouth side.

Only then will we have a decent chance of avoiding the unmitigated disaster of relegation.

It’s a do-or die-, must-win, now-or never game tonight.

Howay The Lads – please save the club!

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20 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Apr 27, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    TOMTOON is a MACKEM!!!!!!

    he posts as temuri ks shiny bonce on bbc 606

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A50524698

    i give it to him. stupid smb!

    also he says he supports ”benfica” whos ground is called stadium of light

    i spotted him a mile off

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 27, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #2
  • davis_toons

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #6

    NEWCASTLE UTD DON’T DISAPOINT US.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    beye- whats this about tom toon? where on facebook you have a link?

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  • chuck

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes, considering our present plight Sir Bobby was a terrific manager, worked miracles and what did he get for it, fired!
    Why was he fired, because the self proclaimed “best fans in the country”thought we should be doing better at the time.
    Yes I know most are in denial on this and will dispute it, but it`s the truth.

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10

    see geordie gerrard

    dont go slating me mate. we all know tomtoon is mackem and he isnt welcome on here

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #11

    i didnt slate you, surely anyone can say they post as tom toon and that, maybe he is a scum but why would anyone waste so much time as tom toon and bee on the nufcblog all day long if there a mackem?

    if its true he must lead a very very sad life

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  • griff

    Apr 27, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #12

    I haven’t posted on here before. Lived a year in Toon and loved the atmosphere. Could hear a home goal being scored in my apartment on the Tyne even. Now in Australia.

    But I don’t understand the hatred for Tom toon. Very little evidence that he is scum other than some person on facebook that may or may not be him. Been skulking on 606 and this blog for a while now and I think that this is surprising that he would ‘blow his cover’ in this fashion and right now for that matter.

    Everyone can be anyone in cyberspace and I would prefer to go with what is consistent with past events rather than jump in.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #13

    chuck // Apr 27, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    “Yes, considering our present plight Sir Bobby was a terrific manager, worked miracles and what did he get for it, fired!
    Why was he fired, because the self proclaimed “best fans in the country”thought we should be doing better at the time.
    Yes I know most are in denial on this and will dispute it, but it`s the truth.”

    Yes Chuck, some of us did boo him, and some suggested that he may have been going senile, and that was shameful. However the real culprits were Shepherd and Shearer. Everyone with an IQ in double figures knows that Shepherd is an amoral scumbag, but the way Shearer betrayed Robson was an absolute disgrace too. Do you remember when he and Shepherd deliberately walked out when Sir Bobby was handed his little Geordie sword at St James’s? There’s too much selective amnesia on Tyneside.

    Et tu brute?

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #14

    What ‘proof’ is there exactly that Tom Toon a Mackem? Who started this smear campaign? And why did they start it?

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Sounds VERY fishy to me.

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  • NepToon

    Apr 27, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyone know of any links??
    Howay the Lads!!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Only joking Chuck. That was another false story. It was Shepherd backed up by the fans.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #18

    I think that the story about Tom Toon is false too.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Apr 27, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #19

    That’s clearly not tom_toon

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  • DENIro

    Apr 27, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #20

    We can, and we will win this one…

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