Liverpool 3 Newcastle 0 – It’s Hopeless


Newcastle United did nothing to help themselves this afternoon, but what’s new?    Another game saw another defeat – this time 3-0 at Liverpool as The Reds simply cruised through the game in second gear.

Newcastle are now 3 points from safety, with just 9 points to play for, and they could be 6 points from safety if Hull City win tomorrow afternoon at Villa Park.

To say that Newcastle are now in deep trouble is an understatement, and we have to hope that Mike Ashley has ordered in an extra few bottles of his anti-anxiety tablets, because he’ll need them.

Yes, we ‘ll say we can stay up and we only have to beat Middlesbrough and Fulham at home, but as far as we are concerned, our players have let us down far too many times this season, and we expect (make that hope) lots of them will disappear in the summer, and they will not be missed.

Most will be missed from the injury room only.

The demise of Newcastle United this season has been more than dramatic, especially over the last 19 games, where we have but one win at bottom of the league WBA, so we cannot even say we are unlucky.

In fact, another win may not come our way in the Premier league this season.

We have to hope – looking on the bright side – that we will win more games in the Championship – but nothing is certain in football – just ask Leeds United.

And would you believe it, just to ensure we have no chance of staying up, a player who could have saved us, Joey Barton, got himself a straight red card with 13 minutes left, after following a high lunge on Xabi Alonso.

Talk about shooting youself in the foot – make that the head.

Fans will argue Joey should have been given a yellow card but hey woulda coulda choulda if only we had won 20 more league games this season we would have won the league!

As it turns out Newcastle made a more than decent start to the game this afternoon, and looked good for the first 20 minutes or so, but once Liverpool got their first goal through Yossi Benayoun on 22 minutes, it was always going to be tough for a team that had scored just one goal in the previous 4 games.

And just to rub it in, Liverpool scored a second goal through Dirk Kuyt 6 minutes later, to make it an even more difficult task.

The 3rd goal came near the end after 87 minutes, and after Joey Barton had finished his season at Newcastle, and will probabaly never play again for the club.

For the record it was the Brazilian Lucas who scored the 3rd goal, to put a more fair reflection on the score, but this does nothing to help our goal difference which is now down to -19.

We still have a chance but more displays like this will only prove we deserve to be relegated, and we shouldn’t be complaining too much, with our record over the last 19 games – it’s simply a disgrace – and we use our words carefully.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • kkma

    May 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #1

    We hope, we pray and we disappoint. If Hull win on Monday, most probably we will drink Coca Cola !

  • toonoholic

    May 3, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #2

    why did we sell milner 🙁 he was the only one who played with passion , and we slated him 24/7 for being skil less 🙁

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    You have the guts (balls) to become a ‘Nacho’ fan? No, you haven’t, cause they NU fans here will hate you.. AND YOU MUCH CARE ABOUT THAT don’t you? LITTLE LOSER HAVE YOUR OWN OPINION!!!!

    Search for: Nacho Gonzalez – “The Schachmeister”

    or click this link:

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #4

    “woulda coulda choulda” HAHAHAHA I’m gonna have to agree 100% in that, listen this:

    “If just my grandma had wheelies, she’d be a cart!”

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #5

    maybe “wheelies” does not exist. I wanted to use the diminutive for wheels lol

  • Toon_Factor

    May 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #6


    If you arent actually Nacho this obession has to stop.

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #7

    One fan left my channel minutes ago 😉 now I got 34 fans. But I don’t care, I rather have 3 fans with guts than 25.000 losers.

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #8

    It won’t stop till he gets played Toon. I won’t be here for too long any way, just till the season ends, because ‘Nacho’ will probably be trasnfered to Manchester City rumours say, or he will go back to Valencia.

  • Tom1664

    May 3, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #9

    NicoGF comments like a precocious 12 year old high on pixie sticks. I’ll admit, it’s a shame Nacho couldn’t play a bigger part in our season, but please, for the love of god, stop banging on about him.

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Okey I will stop it as soon as you give me a proper line-up to win against Middlesbrough and Fulham.

  • Tooony

    May 3, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #11

    The statistic of the game says it all. As for Barton- no comment

  • toonoholic

    May 3, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #12

    go everton.

    this is bad day for north eastern football, just shows the london club and close to liverpool have upped their game level . but the north east clubs have below par with performance and passion of players.

    its a sad sad day for football in the north east. the heads of the young brilliant players are being turned by lavish london lights more than tradition and history of a club

  • stever767

    May 3, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Big Al has 8 days on the training pitch to try and get a system and some confidence in to the players heads before the smoggies visit ( the smoggies are the only team who have played as poorly as us this season0 (at least WBA create chances !) I really think we can beat them, if jose is back lets play with 2 wingers (ironically duff had a good game at left back today) and create some sodding chances, we have hardly done that all season. I think he should be able to play the following :
    S Taylor Beye Bassong Enrique
    Jonas Butt Smith Duff
    Viduka Owen
    i would have Steve Taylor at rb because he has the energy to support the attack (as he did against the mackems, and I think beye is a beter cb), Im only including Butt because he we dont have much other choice, he has been good this year but recently he has looked knackered and his passing has been on a par with long john silvers. I have smith in for his energy and effort and passion ( it would have been Barton !! ) and Owen is in because martins has looked like he couldnt give a toss lately and its about time Owen had a change of luck. Howay the lads (hallelujah john tudor john tudor !!! )

  • toonfromtanzania

    May 3, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #14

    We do deserve to be relegated after watching this game. We had absolutely no creativity, no mid fielder dares to take on the opponent, no passes are made right, they give the ball away to the oppositision on purpose it seems like. I always read this blog, but today is the first time I am posting a comment, because I am sick and tired of having hope that newcastle will it out of this one, but it wont, and I hope it wont.

    This whole cancer was started by mike ashley, he appointed average managers and we good average results, then he sold our average players and we started catering for rejects of other teams.

    Why the f@@@ did we go and buy butt, nolan, barton, colocinni, xisco and other idiots? Because we WANTED to be relegated.

    We then brought in king kev, we then thought things will be right, but then again faggot wise had to but in and make his own transfers against the will of king kev and then what happened? Xisco hasnt played for shit, coloccini is a big mistake!

    King kev left because of the bullshit and then in came “joke in here”, another average manager and we got average results.

    Why the hell were we doing so well in 97 under keegan, because we had creative mid fielders like ginola who used to feed shearer and ferdinand and they used to score for us, yes keegan spent a fortune, but he got to where we should be, in the top 3, st james park was a fortress to come to, remember guys we are the only team in the last 15 years to beat man u by 5 goals, yes the charity shield.

    Wr should be relegated and maybe mike ass-ley will open his eyes and spend some much needed money and withdraw his much needed useless nose out of the managers duty.

    Lets hope shearer stays and builds a team for the future, be it in the epl or the championship, if not, then only keegan can make things right, as geordie will only understand this, ass-ley has no choice but to call in keegan again, rather beg him to come back and take us to where we should be.

    Lets not waste ourselves in this hope of staying up, because if we do, then its going to be even worse for us next season, as ass-ley will sell and not buy and pocket his $$$.

    This is my point of veiw, the first time I ever saw a epl match, it was newcastle united playing southahpton, and I saw a team playing with three strikers, shearer, ferdinand and asprilla, and I said to myself, this is the team worth supporting, this is the team that knows what football is, and that is the time I fell i love with the then, NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • workyticket

    May 3, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #15

    London clubs have tradition and history too Toonoholic.

  • workyticket

    May 3, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #16

    toonfromtanzania // May 3, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    “Lets not waste ourselves in this hope of staying up”

    B*llocks toonfromtanzania. Let’s be real supporters and never give up!

  • workyticket

    May 3, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #17

    ‘Til the fat lass starts warbling anyway.

  • toonoholic

    May 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #18

    worky true, i dont say they dont, but are there no players out there who wld play for a club and not jsut for lavish life ?

    if i was carrick , i wld be praying every day to come back to newcastle honestly

  • toonfromtanzania

    May 3, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #19

    I understand what u mean, every game we draw or loose, we are closer and closer to being relegated, but why so??? Look at the players, they are playing like they were in the 3rd division, heck, maybe shearer should start playing, and i am sure he will score! Its not owen’s, viduka’s or martins fault they dont score, its because the midfield is soo poor, that the strikers are getting no service.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 3, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #20

    so upsad

  • stk85

    May 3, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #21

    joey barton should repay a years worth of wages. 3million he doesnt deserve.
    so very disheartened

  • NicoGF

    May 3, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #22

    toonfromtanzania, comment 19.

    I agree the problem is the midfield and the lack of creativity.

  • Brutooon

    May 4, 2009 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Last night we should”

    play beye at CB and Colo at RB.

    Martin should get more of the ball.

    Barton did actually did some creativity

    Guthrie or Nolan is 5 times better than Alan Smith

  • Tom_Toon

    May 4, 2009 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #24


  • Tom_Toon

    May 4, 2009 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #25


  • Sav

    May 4, 2009 at 4:16 AM

    Comment #26

    The hell with ‘Deserve’. The table doesn’t lie, they say, so if we are up, we deserved to stay up and if we are relegated, we asked for it.

    The main thing is to beat the Smogs. That was the plan before today and still is. Be honest, only a fool expected anything out of today’s game. Our Anfield record is pretty terrible and that stretches back years. And for the first 2o minutes we did ok. But as happens when players are short of confidence, when that simple stupid goal went in, they all just knew it was over. They shouldn’t but they are only human.
    Except Joey.

    Smith was even more reckless with a 2-footed challenge shortly before Barton’s dismissal but
    he was saved because he missed completely!
    One more humiliation in a season all of us just want to forget is neither here nor there. If we stay up, we may yet have the pleasure of being completely written off before a ball is kicked in August and possibly surprising a few. But it all depends if Shearer is convinced of Ashley’s commitment and backing. If he doesn’t get it, we might as well go down now as later on.

  • harry861

    May 4, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #27

    How you can put Smith in any team is beyond me, He did absolutely did nothing ,He never marks anybody & when he tackles which is rare he gets Red or Yellow card his yellow if he had really caught his man would have RED & take look at the goals that were scored where was he.

    My summing up of Liverpool Game,I admit for the first 2o minutes we did looked promising even though the first goal was offside we should of been taken to the cleaners.

    Harper was top class,
    Beye has played better
    Colo good
    Bassong his usual reliable game
    Duff was outstanding
    Butt played his socks off
    Smith rubbish.
    Barton was good till he lost it, deserved to be
    sent off
    Loverkands average
    Viduka good at holding the ball
    Martin Good he gave 100%
    Jonas should be on instead of useless Smith, Jonas at least runs at the opposition .
    Nolan did reasonable & what was wrong with Guthrie was not given a chance

    Duff over the past few games has been very good considering he’s winger & playing him in left of the back four & He has created more chances than the best part of the team.
    We’ve lost the plot since the beginning of the season, to many managers, like going to work & finding you have a new boss & them picking their favourite players. Great for moral !!
    The biggest clanger was WISE & his mate absolutely crap.
    If they play Smith again they are down


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