Ramage Cannot Wait To Play Against Former Newcastle Club


Former Newcastle Youth Academy graduate Peter Ramage, who left Newcastle for QPR last summer, has warned Newcastle United they will be made to fight for every single point in the toughest league in Europe in Peter’s opinion, following their relegation to the Championship.

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Peter Ramage – QPR regular

For some reason Newcastle are the early favorites for promotion from the Championship, yet Ramage knows his former club are going to be a team that every player will look forward to playing against next season.

Peter said:

“Newcastle are going to be a massive scalp. Everyone I’ve spoken to over the summer, at QPR or other Championship clubs, that is the first thing they mention.

“Newcastle are going to be the big boys in the division and that is going to cause them problems.” “It really will be a cup final for them, home and away, every single game. Everyone will want to beat them and every player will raise their game that little bit extra when they are facing them.”

“It certainly isn’t going to be easy and I think it’s vital they get a good start.” “Newcastle are arguably the third biggest club in the country if you look at the fanbase and they are in the Championship. Some players won’t get that opportunity to play at St James’s Park again and they will want to make the most of it.”

“We actually watched the Aston Villa game out in Las Vegas and as soon as Newcastle lost the game, all the boys could talk about was playing them next season and how great it will be.”

“Obviously, as a Newcastle fan, it will mean a lot to me personally and I can’t wait, but it’s the same for every player in the Championship.”

It was a good move for Peter as he got the regular play he wanted, and didn’t get at Newcastle, but last season Peter played 34 times for QPR.

QPR could be one of the teams who could challenge Newcastle for a promotion place, but Ramage also said it was hard to know who would emerge as challengers to Newcastle.

But Newcastle have to get their house in order quickly, if we are to launch a successful attack to get promoted next season.

Peter continued:

“For me, the Championship is the toughest league in Europe because every game can be won by either side. It’s definitely the most unpredictable league and that’s why it’s hard to say who Newcastle’s main rivals for promotion will be.”

“If you look at last season, QPR were expected to do well and we were disappointed with where we finished. Having said that, we were still only seven or eight points off the play-off places so that shows you how tight it is.”

“Everyone can beat everyone else. We beat both Wolverhampton and Birmingham City at our place and we drew with Reading twice.”

“If you look at Plymouth, they were in relegation trouble, but they beat Wolves at Molineux and nobody expected Burnley to do well, let alone win promotion.”

“I think the three relegated teams will be the ones to beat again, like they are every season, but then there are the likes of ourselves and Sheffield United who should do well. And one team will come from nowhere to challenge, like Burnley did last season.”

Ramage is pleased with his move to London, and while Peter was never endowed with great skill, he is a real fighter and gives 100% in every single game, as you would expect from a player born and bred in Ashington. 😀

That’s something that was missing last season from a lot of Newcastle’s players, and we paid the price, but hardly deserved to stay up with some of the insipid displays from the team this year.

Peter explained:

“The move has been an excellent one for me on a personal level. When Kevin Keegan told me last summer that I wasn’t likely to be a first-team regular I wasn’t going to gamble and stay.”

“In the end, given the lack of cover they had in defence, I may well have played a fair amount of games, but I don’t regret the move at all, despite the fact I played under four different managers last season and QPR didn’t have the season we thought we were going to.”

“I played more than 30 games for the first time in my career and the move has been a successful one both on and off the pitch. I’ve really enjoyed living in a new place and meeting new people.”

“Can you imagine what it would be like if we both need something from the game and QPR go up and keep Newcastle down? It would be intense for me to say the least. I might end up being the new Graham Fenton!”

Once Newcastle get a new owner and a new manager, hopefully within the next week, we will be able to start preparations for the new season, but we are already way behind other teams, thanks to current owner Mike Ashley.

We just don’t understand this man, and he has even seemed to be spiteful in not appointing a manager since we were relegated, and that in itself has guaranteed we are now in a terrible state of unpreparedness for the upcoming season. Mike must have to work very hard to be so stupid for so much of the time during his two years on Tyneside, which thankfully is coming to an end.

We have sold no players yet and brought none in, and we still have at least 9 players to move out in the summer, because we just cannot afford the sky-high wages in their contracts.

We ask Mike not to let the door hit him on the way out of Newcastle.

Once that happens Newcastle fans’  latest and last nightmare under Mike Ashley will be over.

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247 comments so far

  • JJJ

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    “False hopes

    Newspaper reports in recent days had led to renewed optimism that the SJP log jam was set to clear and new owners would be announced – along with a permanent managerial appointment.

    However we’re now given to understand that talk of an early conclusion to the sale is premature and that the claims of Alan Shearer meeting Ashley etc. are false.

    As things stand, pre-season training will begin next Wednesday with Chris Hughton at the helm. And as to who will be deciding which players are present – your guess is as good as ours… “

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  • Doocey

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Where’s this coming from?

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  • AussieToon

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #3

    nufc.com

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #4

    If Shearer doesnt go to London then we know it all bullslocks.

    If he does then we know somit is up.

    How has it come to this crap. No manager and a season beginning, players want out and owner and cheif exec of whatever who dont give a f**k.

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  • Doocey

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #5

    If there isn’t truth in this then there has to be some sort of demonstration. I’m not one for them usually but this is an absolute disgrace.

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  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Wonder if Al’d let us know whether he’s going/ gone to London? It’d be a shame ot spend Friday getting hot under the collar for nowt…… again!!!

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #7

    MA wants to destroy us in every way possible.

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #8

    but must give credit, he doesnt want same situation that happened to him when he came first time about. Sam was manager and am sure he dint want sam. imagine, he appoints big AL manager, and the new owner doesnt want him as the manager. i did rather see a manager stay even with a late start in begin of new season that see a manager leave mid season.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Lets change the direction of this slightly.

    Ed – would be good if you could put up a pole or a thread about this.

    So we have no manager at this point and it looks as though Hughton will take up the fitness reigns etc.

    Who out of the players will stand up and show leadership on the training pitch and for next season?

    I think Butt, Nolan and dare I say it Barton would be the motivators.

    Although I think that Beye should be out Captain and lead from behind next season.

    Howay lads lets get some thoughts and views going and try to stay upbeat.

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  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #10

    “Mike must have to work very hard to be so stupid for so much of the time during his two years on Tyneside, which thankfully is coming to an end”

    He must have to work very hard to be stupid…. really Ed ?

    I’d suggest he’s one of the few who are blessed with the aptitude to be stupid and it’s just as well that other businesses aren’t headed by such talent.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jun 25, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    On nufc.com’s ‘False Hope’ article…

    The news just keeps getting better

    On Ramage…

    He’s pretty much summed up the biggest problem we’re going to face. Everyone else is going to be gunning for us… Great.

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  • Ericles

    Jun 25, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #12

    I am really beginning to equate Ashley’s ineptitude with sabotage.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 25, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Erricles – to be blunt – he doesnt give a rats f***!!

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  • Doocey

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Get the mess sorted quickly!!!!

    And how would nufc.com know?
    Are there insiders on it?

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  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #15

    I have a feeling that Shearer would’ve issued a denial if the story about the London meeting had no real substance.

    It may of course not be happening on Friday but if it is to happen in the near future, then expect silence in the meantime.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #16

    NUFC

    if you are talking about the last side to win something then yes you won something(unsure what)in 97 we won the fairs cup in 69 but overall e have won more than you

    http://billsportsmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/english_trophies_chart_p.gif

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  • ronaldeano

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #17

    False hopes

    Newspaper reports in recent days had led to renewed optimism that the SJP log jam was set to clear and new owners would be announced – along with a permanent managerial appointment.

    However we’re now given to understand that talk of an early conclusion to the sale is premature and that the claims of Alan Shearer meeting Ashley etc. are false.

    As things stand, pre-season training will begin next Wednesday with Chris Hughton at the helm. And as to who will be deciding which players are present – your guess is as good as ours…

    from nufc.com

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #18

    that wa meant to say 77 though it might have been 79 im not sure

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #19

    School is out as you can tell

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  • nufc-rip

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #20

    i know my lil nufc friend.

    how you can say your club is bigger or better than mine is utterly ridiculous.

    come on face it we are going to start winning things now and you know it. we cannt fail eventually we will be there and if you are not careful you could do a leeds

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  • JJJ

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #21

    “14 nufc-rip // Jun 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    now all you need to do is swap your whole team lads!lol

    you guys are minnows compared to man city bow down and respect the greatness.

    by the way to whoever said city werent as successfull as newcastle get your facts right bell end as i will think you will find we last won some silverware before you lot.”

    Wow you are such a pipe! haha. How old are you 16? 17?
    “Bow down to our greatness”, haha, if any true Man City fan heard you they probably be real embarrest mate so just give it a rest. You are just making a fool of yourself… Seriously.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #22

    i know my lil nufc friend.

    how you can say your club is bigger or better than mine is utterly ridiculous.

    WELL IT DEPENDS HOW YOU CLASS A BIG CLUB IN TERMS OF FANBASE AND TROPHIES WE ARE BETER THAN YOU

    come on face it we are going to start winning things now and you know it. we cannt fail eventually we will be there and if you are not careful you could do a leeds

    WELL YES ITS POSSABLE WE COULD DO A LEEDS WERE ALREADY HALF WAY THERE AND I NEVER SAID YOURE NOT ON YOURE WAY TO WINNING TROPHIES I ACTUALLY THINK EVENTUALLY YOU WILL BUT THERE IS NO GUARENTEE AS US TOON FANS KNOW MONEY DOESNT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU SUCCESFUL

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  • derekm

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Be honest – not many people viewing this site know just how long it takes to sell a £100 million quid company.
    Ashley is entitled to get as much as he can for it – what has he got to lose now? I can’t see him coming up the M1 very often after he’s cleared himself out of the biggest mess he’s ever achieved as a businessman, and the idea of him seeking a buyer that is more favourable to NUFC’s future rather than his own pocket is cloud cuckoo stuff. The club WILL be sold shortly, but we have to bite even more bullets in the meantime.
    I for one can’t wait til Shearer’s allowed to wheel and deal. For all the rubbish we’ve had thrown at us, every agent for any half decent player at championship level is chomping at the bit and desperate to ring that big Al mobile.

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #24

    yeah man city are massive, i mean look at there stadium, oh wait, THEY DONT EVEN HAVE THEIR OWN STADIUM!!

    and by the way ‘ we last won some silverware before you lot’ would actually mean we won something after you, hence the word BEFORE, therefore more recent than you, so why don’t you learn some basic english language before you start trying to act big and clever you little weasel!

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  • boater

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #26

    FFS!!!!!

    Please can yees stop taking the bait of a cappa tracksuited, spotty teenage ASBO Manc who is actually talking about ‘mommas’ and ‘my club is bigger than yours’. Just ignore… like festering beggars they creep away of their own accord if you ignore them,

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  • Ross

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #27

    boater-agreed. i do enjoy however how Nick 69 seems to immediatly have the knack of picking up on his spelling/puncuation mistakes. The best part is they’re real clangers. In trying to take the pi$$, he has inside two days stated that his club are rapidly on the decline compared to ours and that we have won something more recently than they have-before telling us lot to get our facts straight and that our club are crap. I salute you Nick 69, its been rather funny!
    I also enjoy how when you catch him out he a) doesnt reply, or b) makes a comment about your mum. A Manc thicko with a serious lack of wit, he’s probably the worst WUM i’ve ever read!

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  • Partizan

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #28

    nufc-rip….Even Partizan Belgrade is bigger than your club you sorry a*s low life creep.

    You can only be second best in Manchester,but never in the EPL.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Just in case you wonder why is bigger than your club…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvLeOXTW_34

    Nobody i mean nobody likes your club nufc rip,we get more attention even with the smallest things,and for your club is just….Yeeeeah whatever zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. 🙂

    Ciao

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  • Edd Case

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #30

    United?:
    False hopes

    Newspaper reports in recent days had led to renewed optimism that the SJP log jam was set to clear and new owners would be announced – along with a permanent managerial appointment.

    However we’re now given to understand that talk of an early conclusion to the sale is premature and that the claims of Alan Shearer meeting Ashley etc. are false.

    As things stand, pre-season training will begin next Wednesday with Chris Hughton at the helm. And as to who will be deciding which players are present – your guess is as good as ours…

    The above is from NUFC.COM

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  • magforlife

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Love the banter on this blog, cant wait until there is some solid news and movement, its just around the corner and i hope its worth waiting for. I for one dont believe a word from the press, only David Craig from SSN has the inside word as he has the confidence of Baldrick ( lambias).

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #32

    ross- thanks, lol, i just find it quite amusing that someone comes here giving it the biggun’ when they’re clearly either about 12 yrs old, or pretty retarded to say the least, but what more do you expect from a scruffy manc!!

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  • magforlife

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #33

    As for Bassong, Edgar or anyone else that wants to leave, champion, take the rest of your overpaid and overrated pals with you and dont use Ashley and co as an excuse for your shortcomings last season, bet none of them had a twisty face looking at their bank balances.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Ignore the sad child, he is as said really good at taking the pee out of himself without any help from us.

    As for Ramage… yeah we know but we have more important things to worry about like ownership and who’ll be our manager than worry about any teams in the CCC.

    Bring it on 🙂

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  • LoonyToony

    Jun 25, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Im PIG sick of that fat tw@t in his ivory tower. I hope he dies.

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  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 25, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Ramage looks like a p3nis

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  • Eaststander

    Jun 25, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Just when everything looked like it was going to sort itself out, NUFC.com go and spoil the fun. In all fairness its not them I should be mad at but here I am again venting my frustrations on this blog as it lets off some pressure on my brain that this evil man has caused. Can anyone tell me when this will go right again or how I can just walk away and forget I ever went to St James park.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 25, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Eaststander…..MA is pure evil of a man.

    Michael Myers,Freddie Cruger are peacemakers compared to Ashley. 🙂

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  • Partizan

    Jun 25, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Kruger*

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  • Partizan

    Jun 25, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Whoever likes Ashley is missing a bullet in his head.

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