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Pardew Seems Undecided On Strikers For Sunday At Sunderland

8:42 pm, Friday, January 14th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 157 Comments

Both Andy Carroll and Cheick Tiote will be missing from the Newcastle line up on Sunday at Sunderland.

Cheick Tiote – this lad will be a big miss on Sunday

Andy is out injured, maybe for at least another two weeks, and Cheick of course will miss the next 3 games after being sent off at Stevenage.

Alan Pardew talked about the two top players:

“For Sunderland it will be good news that those two players are missing,” “On our part, we’ve got to make sure that we don’t miss them by stepping up our performance.”

“And I will be looking to the senior players to make sure that when we turn up on Sunday we don’t miss those (players) and don’t notice because of the passion and effort on the pitch.”

With Andy Carroll out we are hoping that Shola Ameobi will start on Sunday, since Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands were almost invisible at Stevenage last Saturday.

Shola has recovered from an ankle injury, and the starting two will be chosen from Shola, Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger. We would plump for Shola and Peter top start up front.

Shola did return to training today, but there seems to be a small doubt whether he will start the game, as Alan continued:

“Leon is desperate to play, Shola trained this morning (Friday) and looked good, so he’s pushing to start,”

“Then you’ve got Peter, who has done a super job as well.” “Out of those three we will be looking to get two strikers on the pitch and give Sunderland something to think about.”

And one inclusion on the bench should be 20 year-old Dan Gosling, who got great reviews for his play in the recent Newcastle – Hibernian friendly game.

He could deputize for Cheick Tiote, but we still think Pardew will stick with Alan Smith who we have to hope is really keyed up for the game, because when he’s like that he can still play very well.

Pardew added:

“In my view Dan is now in the picture.” “I don’t think I will start him because he hasn’t had much match practice.”

“But he has shown already that he will threaten the squad and hopefully burst into the team at some point.”

We could see Gosling make his debut in the second half on Sunday, depending on how the game goes.

But it must be comforting to make your Magpies debut when the Newcastle side is four goals up.

We hope Dan makes his debut on Sunday when Newcastle are four goals up. :D

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Dan Gosling · Leon Best · Newcastle News · Peter Lovenkrands · Shola Ameobi


157 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Still not quite sure what to think about this bothroyd kid. He did get the call up to three lions but im worried he’s gonna be like best and take a year to get used to prem league and we need a player who can put it in the onion bag now, and im just confused as to why we are chasing a striker when we desperately need cover for both fullbacks and tiote cuz smitty and perch arent cover….blows my mind, everybody knows if enrique of simp goes down we are screwed cuz perch is awful and smitty isnt fit to clean tiotes boots

  • 2 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    God please don’t start smitty, gives the ball away too much in midfield and gives away dangerous free kicks with rash challenges, if the game get dirty and we need some legs broken then send him on cuz thats a job he can do…lol

  • 3 baro // Jan 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Pardew really needs to sort it out or bring in a player for gods sake

  • 4 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM


    Simp tayls colo enrique


    Barton nolan jonas

    Shola Mcloven


    Mclove has experience in this derby and has scored against the unwashed so i give him the nod over best, i replaced tiote with guthrie cuz when hes in form he is a great passer and can deliver a good ball in the box. seems he played great wednesday and may finally be healthy, think he could hold up the midfield better then smitty and its too risky to start gosling. if the game is too much for guthrie bring gosling on at halftime, ranger and routledge impact attacking subs, and smitty if the game gets dirty can break legs….

  • 5 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    we need 2 fullbacks and a dm

    but i would ship out loven an try bring in a quality stricker so when AC gets injured we wont struggle to get goals..

    den maby stick a sneaky bid in for van anholt

    den get that that carr dude to try and find another tiote;)

  • 6 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    any you guy’s see that man utd are after jose enrique aka the bull…..sir alex can shove his juicey fruits up wayne rooney’s hole lol

  • 7 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:13 PM


    spot on, we need cover at both both fullbacks way more then we need any other position, the only cover we have is perch, or if all 3 center halfs are healthy i.e. willo,colo,tayls (tayls isnt healthy) we could move tayls to fullback and play colo and willo in the center but would rather see tayls at center half because hes better there. Point is we need cover at fullback immediately, and smitty is not cover for tiote, hes not fit to clean tiotes boots….it blows my mind that pardew is chasing wingers and center forwards when we arent desperate in those positioons like we are at fullback and dm

  • 8 Sgt. Heagerty // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    never happen jose lovesa newcastle, we need to get him to put pen to a 5 1/2 year deal too

  • 9 Shot Bru // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    If Colo or Willo gets injured or sent off tomorrow who do we replace them with…Perch? Campbell? Seems a bit odd that we loaned out Kadar.

  • 10 HaZ-NUFC // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Team for sunday should be;

    simmo willo colo jose
    jonas barton nolan ferguson
    best shola

  • 11 dave 1961 // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    the way pardew decides who plays, depends who woman pardew wants to pester during game. the slug.

  • 12 jwheelie12 // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    We cannot under any circumstances start Alan Smith otherwise they will be immediately handed the 3 points:

    Simmo Taylor Colo Jose
    Barton Nolan Guthrie Jonas
    Best Shola

  • 13 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    wayne routledge got a new pair of boots today

    tbh lads i think routledge could do damage against the scum ;)

  • 14 Rylandhall // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    did nobody see what i wrote about Bothroyd?! Sgt Hearty and Baro… Bothroyd has said on his twitter and has now been confirmed on ssn website that he is not interested in coming to us.

  • 15 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Pards is trying to keep ‘em guessing to put off the Scums defensive planning but I’m certain he’ll Start McLovens and Ameobi in order to sacrifice some pace for age/experience in this crucial game for him as Mgr.

    Lovens will be subbed off when he shows fatigue in the 2nd half but Ameobi, deputizing for Carroll, will play through unless he gets in injury or Pards worries he’s in card/ref trouble.

    I’m frankly disappointed Pards couldn’t make either one of the Seb Larsson or Niko Kranckar signings happen this week. I think both represent squandered opportunities ahead of a key period (HBA, Carroll & Tiote are all currently out of the line-up & our up-and-comers not ready for the starting XI in the EPL) for determining how we fare on the table this season.

    Not a key signing this week ahead of our Derby with the Scum and Pards represents our Mgr for the next 5 years…
    Not impressed unless he can pull the team together and come away with at least a draw with this Sunday a key test for him will be can he motivate Nolan, Barton, the Bull and Harps to all be on top form and to get the squad players to play like Hell for Leather!

  • 16 IrishMagpie // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    The team i’d like to see play Sunday.

    Simpson, Williamson, Collo, Jose,
    Routledge, Barton, Nolan, Jonas,
    Best, Shola.

    This is our strongest most experienced team which is what we need in a game of this magnitude.
    Routledge isn’t the best crosser of the ball but he has genuine pace, good skill and will run all day which is why i stuck him in.
    I prefer Best to Lovenkrands cause i think he offers a bit more, not by much though. Lovenkrands for me is just too lightweight and easily bullied off the ball.

    Would love to see Gosling get on for 20 mins or so especially if things are going well.

    People who are saying to put Ferguson in from the start, i think this game is too big an occasion for that. If we’re 2-0 up with 15 mins to go then throw him on to give someone a rest but other than that i wouldn’t play him.

  • 17 jimiley // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Smudger to score a hat-trick. He will come good. Keep the faith.

  • 18 Charlietoon // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    So Alan relying on the “senior’ players means Smith will start…….I’d like this one


    Shola will go off by half time if he has not scored with ‘tightness” and Loven will come on. If Wayne is not playing well Smith will come on and drop back giving us a three man midfield with Barton on the right. I’d rather not see Smith at all though.

  • 19 toonbarmy // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Jimiley if smith scores a hat trick I will eat my hat! The only thing I think smith can do as I believe he will start is throw in a silly challenge (very unlike smudge!) On cattermole and receives a yellow and cattermole reacts badly and throws in a silly challenge and gets sent off! Advantage newcastle! Simples

  • 20 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:56 PM


    ok use guthrie then instead of smith

  • 21 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    is vukic out?

  • 22 NOVA2967 // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    time to buy a back up CDM unless Gosling can play there.

  • 23 Toonmania // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    what the hell does pardew mean when he say’s it will be a massive achivement to beat sunderland at the sos!!! they have only beaten us once since 1980 is he taking the pee

  • 24 123craig // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    howay mate how stupid do you sound? yeh fair enough he shouldnt have brought tiote on, but how can you blame him for not signing a player yet? its only the 14th and he neer said he would, he said we were hoping go get one in. how manh managers will have said this to their supporters, you cant expect him to wave a magic wand and sign someone staight away. support your team and support the mnager, its the only way forward, you cant keep hoping for chris hughton to come back, never look to the past always look forward, and give pardew the chance he deserves like every other new manager in any club

  • 25 Toonmania // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    on twitter:

    Moose_talkSPORT Ian Abrahams

    Information I have received would suggest that Andy Carroll (my new mate) could leave Newcastle in this transfer window

  • 26 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    This brought a smile to my face.

    “Shola trained this morning (Friday) and looked good”.

    How’d he do that?

  • 27 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:39 PM


    Well the Guardian Reporter nailed Pards on somethings in particular…

    “Pardew’s boardroom tactics appear slightly less aggressive. While he evidently hopes Mike Ashley, Newcastle’s owner, will loosen the purse strings and expand a worryingly thin squad, so far at least, his approach seems softly, softly.”

    However as for aggressive on field tactics and Pards – You heard it here 1st I’m predicting more of Pards longball, longball all match long approach about as creative as counting sheep.

    Works okay with Carroll in the line-up… Obvious problem is he’s not and Ameobi may be big enough but is not fit enough to play it and Lovens has neither the size nor fitness for it so SAFC’s defence should have a right picnic picking up all but the most precise of Barton’s crosses & set-piece plays.

    Hopefully the lads get inventive on their own and make a few runs (e.g. Spiderman, Nolan even Guthrie) and Bent has a bad day!

  • 28 Shot Bru // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    Toonmania…The Moose is notorious for talking shite…

  • 29 colwell // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Am I missing something, We can`t seem to attract anyone. Even average players like Larsson and bothroyd don`t want too know.

    People on here saying we need RB and LB cover and DM cover, WHY? as we all know we aren`t going to sign 5/6 players so why do you want too bring in cover?. We have too weak areas in our starting11 RW and CF surely this needs sorting first.

    Andy Carroll will be sold at some point, like Pards said Fat Ash has told him Carroll won`t be sold in this window, ok then off he goes in the summer and the way we`re attracting players we`ll end up with Owen again for free!

  • 30 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    @toonmania re Carroll

    I have always maintained that I do not put it past Fat Mike to sell Carroll but he’ll be looking top dollar. Can’t see it happening b/c right now I don’t see who would be offering enough to tempt the man with the Big Belly to sell his top asset down the river when he’ll be worth even more in just 1 to 2 more years!

  • 31 gorskino10 // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    I hope not Loven is only good for running about and all Ameobi can do is a few taps ins with no workrate, we need to play Ranger everyone is soo fickle he hasnt had enough chances to score, when has he played back to back 90′s, when has he even played 90 Mins? he offers workrate and help to Ameobi who needs it he may not score but for everything Ranger can do he is the best option, Best is hit and miss, had one good game rather lucky followed by a poor one and Loven runs but cannot hold the ball up or do anything like that.

  • 32 Toonmania // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    we wouldn’t even get owen, i hope the moose is talking shite but the thing that i cannot understand is that carroll tweeted himself this morning and said he was fully fit and couldn’t wait for the derby, i’ve got a nasty feeling about this Carroll has not played at all in Jan and i don’t beleive what Pardew is saying about carroll’s injury in that they still don’t know how bad it is, sounds to me like they are stalling.
    it’s also funny how old floppy chops at spurs has gone quiet over carroll that bloke only goes quiet when he doesn’t what someone to know something is going on

  • 33 Toonmania // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    willowdalerez, when has ashley ever done anything a sane owner would??

  • 34 wynsleap // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    What can we expect if Smith plays against the Mackems?
    Someone being assigned to wind him up and get him sent off.
    Rash tackles that will probably do the job anyway for that person.
    Stupid free kicks on the edge of the box bringing totally unnecessary pressure.
    Smith should be kept away from this game. His day has gone. We should be playing footballers with some style and drive, not has-beens without pace and legs trying valiantly to make up for their lack of both with embarrassing, misguided “committment”.

  • 35 Shot Bru // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Toonmania…according to a few bloggers on here Carroll doesn’t have a twitter account…however you are rightly wary of Ashley’s intentions with regard to Carroll’s future…..i find it odd that Carroll was sent on holiday to Dubai on his own during the transfer window….maybe to get him away from his agent while NUFC and Spurs thrash out a deal behind his back….who knows

  • 36 colwell // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    The annoying thing is all the teams we are competing with are making alot of movements in the window. We NEED too otherwise we could be in trouble.

  • 37 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Well said wynsleap!

  • 38 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Toonmania, Carroll was injured in the Tottenham game. He pulled up and looked worried as did the bank. Or do you think it was Carroll acting? Pardew says to Andy “listen Andy we intend to sell you, so pull up in the last quarter so it looks as if you’re injured so we don’t have to risk you till your sold”?

  • 39 colwell // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Carrolls last game was at Spurs right? Hasn`t played since. Been in London to see a specialist(Harry?) on a thigh injury that they still don`t know the extent of. Been in Dubai for a week maybe meeting people away from the press in England?? Too many things surrounding this that don`t make sense????

  • 40 PalmerToon // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Listen guys keep the faith with Alan, I have no doubt we will get at least 1, maybe 2 players in before the end of the window, we forget there is 2 weeks. The only that are making moves in the transfer window are Birmingham, and I believe they are panic buying which isn’t a good thing to do. Newcastle aren’t in birmingham’s position, we are playing well and got a decent league position. As the old saying goes, why fix it if it’s not broken? Pardew knows the type of player he wants, and I trust him to deliver.

  • 41 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:11 PM


    Ashley has not been rational but surely he’s not that crazy. If he wants to pack it in & sell the team or keep it either way he’s better off keeping Big Andy unless he figure the bid is right…

    I’ll start worrying when Carroll is linked to 2 or more big mkt teams… That could trigger just the kind of bidding war that would slate MA’s 2 basic impulses… which as I can see it are greed and pissing of the Toon Army!

  • 42 colwell // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Knowing Ashley the deal would be a swap Carroll and 5m for Crouch he is a Spurs fan afterall, I wouldn`t put anything past him no matter what gets said!

  • 43 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Anyone who thinks Ashley would sell Andy for 20 million now when in a year or two he could get 3 or 4 times as much, is suffering from paranoia.

  • 44 sweendog // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    ccarroll is injured .. simple .. any talk otherwise is tripe .. also as we can tell ashley is tight and wouldn’t release funds to make us push on to the top half of the table… makes you mad when you see us as one of the top 8 teams fans and revenue wise in the league ..
    GET OUT OF OUR CLUB.. getting mad thinking about how ashley is ruining newcastle.

  • 45 The Prole // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:14 PM

  • 46 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    colwell, Spurs have already offered 20 million plus Keane and Bentley. So now Ashley would accept % million and Crouch. Jeez… !

  • 47 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    % = 5

  • 48 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    The Prole,
    It’s a bookmaker… ! They make this shit up to get you to bet.

  • 49 colwell // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    GG- I was being sarcastic lol saying the way ASH seems to work dumfounds all of us and the deal would be whatever helps spurs best and annoys us most.

  • 50 sweendog // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    2+2 =5 ashley wants money but he won’t sell for 15 mill if he can get 25 so this is an non starter ..
    also we need another striker not to lose our main striker .. silly press stuff IMO ..
    also why hasn’t ashley bought Djalo, Ziani etc .. tight git .. is he pushing for top half of the table or just avoiding relegation .. who knows..

  • 51 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Ashley has lied about Keegan, he sacked Chris and we get worked up, call him naughty names. But with Andy, it’s different. Andy is a born and raised Geordie, he is probably the heart of NUFC and if not the heart a bloody vital organ. Ashley knows if he sells Andy a heck of a lot of fans will watch Newcastle play from there sofas or local. He’ll not risk that.

  • 52 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    sweendog, just avoiding relegation was the aim.

  • 53 sweendog // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    our main worry I reckon is if Ferguson is actually after the Bull .. best left back in the prem .. hope not ..

  • 54 daffy // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Toonmania @ 23 – Because we ARE the top dogs in the north east & he knows it ,you cant match our spending power , face it the power has shifted from Tyneside to Wearside , basically your paupers.

  • 55 dingotoon // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    I don’t ever seeing Carroll going to Spuds anyway, he has to agree to it. If he ever did leave it would be a team challenging for the league if Manure or Chelski came in I would be worried. He loves Newcastle but the chance of winning trophies will test loyalties, hopefully he can do that for us but at leat a few years away. I am very worried about the bull in summer with Manue looking at him for the summer.

  • 56 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    PalmerToon @ 39 re keep the Faith w Pards

    Pards is MA’s Man – If he can’t get Fat Mike to open his wallet for some quality transfers in when we have a serious chance to aim at a finish in the top half of the table but our squad is thin and overstretched then we are in serious trouble!

    Think of it… in that case we will be stuck with him for as longs as MA’s enamoured of him but he will be no more (I would argue less) effective than CH at acquiring talent and that’s the truth of the matter.

  • 57 sweendog // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    GeordieGerman .. agreed thats our aim based on expectations of owners who won’t invest .. blackpool will have invested more this season .. put that in perspective when you’ve the top 6 gate receipts in the prem .. etc

  • 58 sweendog // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    daffy .. duck off .. or something to that effect .. will you be on here after sunday .. hmm my guess is you’ll be signing for pudding faces resignation ..

  • 59 mashearer // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    im sure fergie is happy with evra right now..not like enrique deserve to be just a cover

  • 60 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    daffy, Get 5 more goals than us on Sunday then brag if you only get 4 it’s a draw and 3 we still win on aggregate.

  • 61 dingotoon // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    We are already on a tight lease with transfer money and we have already spent 5 million on Ben Arfa so don’t see much more than 2 or 3million with someone because of Fat Mikes purse strings unfortunely

  • 62 belfastgeordie87 // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    why do sunderland fans always comment on newcastle blogs stories etc??? daffy niall quinn had came out a couple of weeks ago and said use wernt spending any more money cause your crowds are so low,were ten times a bigger club than u lot and last season proved it when we were pulling in ten to 15 thousand more than use for are home games!! use will fill your ground on sunday and that will be ur ground half empty till nxt years derby!!

  • 63 daffy // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Paupers in a big league, you couldnt even afford Larrsons demands , oh how the mighty have fallen.

  • 64 sweendog // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    mashearer .. theres talk of evra being sold too .. hope not .. fergie was watching one of our matches .. think it was against west ham .. so it has to be tiote of the bull ..

  • 65 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Daffy, David Miliband. Need I say more? Sunderland take all the left overs.

  • 66 daffy // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Belend – last season Nufc ave abot 44,000 Safc ave about 40,000 not quite the 15,000 diff you pleb .

  • 67 baro // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:42 PM


    Hodgson ( He doesn’t matter anymore) and Alex Ferguson were at Newcastle vs Wigan game. Did he watch his loanee Tom Cleverly?

  • 68 daffy // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    By the way this game was sold out nearly 2 weeks before the match , you lot still had tickets the day b4 !!! FFS !

  • 69 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    God I hate the transfer window. Everybody seems to get paranoia. So and so wants this player so and so wants that player. No one from the first team except for maybe Sol is going anywhere. Ashley Llambias and Pardew know that the team has to be strengthened and not weakened.

  • 70 willowdalerez // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Daffy – You on here again… I understand of course it must be a lonely business supporting SAFC…

    I credit you have a decent defence & Bent and that your team looks really cute in their red nappies but that reminds me isn’t it past your bed-time! Off to bed now Daffy before your mother calls you up!!!

  • 71 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Tiote i would catch a grenade 4 ya tro my hand on a blade 4 ya..jump in front of a train 4 ya..oooh i would go tru all this pain take a bullet straight tru my brain…

    if you keep winning game’s an not getting bookd ;)

  • 72 GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    What you talking about dafty? I tried to get tickets for me and my son in mid-September and had to settle for Wigan.

  • 73 roe997 // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    dafty do one spunk breath.

    Moose_talkSPORT Ian Abrahams
    Information I have received would suggest that
    Andy Carroll (my new mate) could leave
    Newcastle in this transfer window

    moose is stil spouting shite on twatter now,if you read on his page,he saying hes going to call nolan n harper etc,what a div.hasnt got a clue.crank.reminds me of a stray monkey…..dafty

  • 74 daffy // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Na pussy willow , come on here for a laugh , we,re signing Larrson , oh hes great , oh were n ot signing Larrson oh hes shit , we,re signing Bentley , oh hes great , oh we,re not signing Bentley, oh hes shit……

  • 75 daffy // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    GG- Na still had tickets the Sat b4 the game check it out.

  • 76 belfastgeordie87 // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    40 thousand ha dream on! see daffy, newcastle are supported worldwide,the only people who support sunderland are from sunderland mate lol

  • 77 kevymartins // Jan 14, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    daffy its 5 to 1……….oh w8 that was just the score nufc hammerd scunderland hahaha

  • 78 gorskino10 // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM


    Agree, also i would add that we have strenghened already with Gosling coming into the frame as Squad member and also buying Ben Arfa out right,i was still hoping for one/two player to be bought though, he has time but not long, We need a striker just look at our main striker if Andys out we have Nolan as next goal threat then Ameobi, upfront we dont have 2 good strikers, we have one amazing one and Ameobi whos poor, then back up is Best (hit/miss) Loven (Works hard cant produce) Ranger ( Not given enought time or run of matchies but still a youngster nonetheless) we dont have another striker, also a winger too.(El-Erabi/Gradel/Hammil/Demba Ba/Lacina Troure etc… :)

  • 79 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    @ 73 The clock is ticking…………

  • 80 Brutooon // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:03 AM


    “He could deputize for Cheick Tiote, but we still think Pardew will stick with Alan Smith who we have to hope is really keyed up for the game, because when he’s like that he can still play very well.”

    Alan Smith is a crap player every to play in a black and white shirt. The only time he play “WELL” is the first 2 mins of EVERY match

    Remaining 88 mins he is anonymous

  • 81 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    The clock is ticking….on sunday were gona have most of are top players out saylor carroll tiote an yous are still gona get beat..yous just lucky them boys are the score mightn be run up…

  • 82 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    FFS , it wouldnt matter if Carrol & the other one were available we obviously are the better team at fortress STADIUM OF LIGHT , we have nowt to fear from a mid position team just up from the fizzy pop league.

  • 83 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Here you go Makem. Attendances

    1 Manchester United 1,430,776 75,304
    2 Arsenal 1,140,755 60,039
    3 Newcastle United 926,244 48,749
    4 Liverpool 828,610 43,611
    5 Manchester City 815,105 42,900
    6 Chelsea 790,172 41,588
    7 Sunderland 763,198 40,168
    8 Aston Villa 756,422 39,811
    9 Tottenham Hotspur 682,646 35,928
    10 Everton 677,679 35,667
    11 West Ham United 650,307 34,226
    12 Middlesbrough 540,144 28,428
    13 Stoke City 485,888 26,993
    14 West Bromwich Albion 490,726 25,827
    15 Hull City 471,507 24,816
    16 Fulham 462,462 24,340
    17 Blackburn Rovers 446,102 23,479
    18 Bolton Wanderers 427,228 22,485
    19 Portsmouth 376,762 19,829
    20 Wigan Athletic 348,656 18,350

  • 84 willowdalerez // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:08 AM


    We’ll just see who’s laughin’ come Sunday night b/c even with a banged up squad I’m predicting NUFC comes away with no less than a draw 2-2 and even a win 2-1 right in your own house!

    Not quite the thrashing we gave you with Big Andy in the line-up but you know we do have to give our squad players a training session now n’ again and where better than at the SOS?

    Care to predict an outcome Mr. Duck?


  • 85 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Daffy we will soon see

    yous are the better team? when did yous ge pormoted??

    when was it your first time beatn us @st.james in 2009/10 for the first time in like 30 years lol

    get a grip m8…some stuff change but scunderland becoming better dan the toon …dnt think so lol llf

  • 86 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Kevy – most of your top players out? who ? Ok Carrol the other one , then S Taylor ? cmon you can do better than that?

  • 87 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Yeah – Kevy – we ARE better than you because we,re 6th & your 8th , aint rocket science kidda ,
    + Pussy willow prob Sunderland 3 Scum 1

  • 88 willowdalerez // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Whoa Daffy… 3-1…

    I know you are a Mackem n’ all but I’m worried for you mate…

    You know that cough syrup contains alcohol and can be addictive for adolescents under the age of 18 right!?

    Hold-up on the dosage next time!

  • 89 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    GG, very admirable but wait till the end of the season , then you can measure but it wont be the 10 of thousands you lot sHite about thats for sure FTM

  • 90 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Hatem ben arfa out injured he would destroy your denfence

    an are you mad??

    andy carroll atleaste 20 times better than daren bent..
    +cheik tiote has been 1 of the best players in the prem league this year no doubt

  • 91 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Yeah pussy willow but theres 1 thing you forget in all of this Derby frenzy , We ARE actually better than yous , at least we we,re the last time i looked at the league table!

  • 92 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Daffy dont criticize the fizzy pop league ..dont forget were you’s playd most of your footy over all dem years llf lool

  • 93 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    daffy we have a game in hand…

    make sure you come on here after the game an weel get ed to put a pic up of the league table ..den we will see what you have to say kiddo

  • 94 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Kevy- you live in la la land , your only big in Newcastle , Sunderland are the recognised club in the north east , your just finding ya feet after promotion , bit of a no mark club like …. West Brom .

  • 95 DanNUFC // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    daffy, you really are a sad sad person. i feel sorry for you.

  • 96 JP...from The Rock // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    —-GeordieGerman // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    This brought a smile to my face.

    “Shola trained this morning (Friday) and looked good”.

    How’d he do that?

    LOL I have no idea but he does it every time! :D

  • 97 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Dan – what have i upset you?

  • 98 JP...from The Rock // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Yessss we’re gonna give Jose Enrique and Joey Barton new long term contracts :)

    Alan Pardew: “The most important players are the ones that are doing well for us right now. That’s been my focus. We’ve obviously secured Steven Taylor, Joey’s got 18 months to go and we want to look at him and we want to look at Jose [Enrique].”

  • 99 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Lets cut to the chase your a club who lives in the past , thinking & acting big but reality is & i know this is gonna hurt …. YOUR NOT . Ya problem is deep routed , you actually believe the rest of the world thinks like you deluded lot .. wel got news for ya nobody gives a shit about NUFC , your last major trophy ….mmm 1969 ?

  • 100 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Hes also stupit lol

    come on now ..there is millions of newcastle fans all over the world

    i tell ya what i bet ya there is more shearer fans out there dan scunderland ..

    an your what was it 12 to 13 mill transfer record breaking 1 llf yous are only starting to attract players..well take a look around kid…this is reality…

    nd if your so much into scumderland an a big fan….what the foo k are you doing on a toon blog???

    musta had second thought’s of peter reid an had a look at us…anyway i rest my case…da da da monkes keys ..peter reid…keano wa n k s the dogs hahaah :)

  • 101 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    all i have to say Daffy is 5-1 and just think you wont ever beat us by a score line like that in your life time!

  • 102 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    Gaz09 – highest score in derby Sunderland 9 Scum 1 .

  • 103 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    + i was at Sid James in 79 to see Gary Rowell score a hatrick 4.1
    What goes round comes round….

  • 104 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    what goes around comes around….yous are sh it

    your team is so sh it yous have are dumb’st player every @ newcastle in your center back line aka titus bramble fatty boy hahahahahahaha….

    scunderland star in the making titus bramble …i could laugh at that all weekend long hahaha

  • 105 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    You have to say though Sunderland are complete shite!

  • 106 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    HA ha , if were shit above yous what does that make you ? you class dunce.

  • 107 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    the season isnt even over yet Retard!

  • 108 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Seriously you turnip heads , ya cant come on here spouting shite bout us being shit …blah blah when were obviously better than yous , as the table shows, bit like West Ham saying theyre better than Man Utd .

  • 109 kevymartins // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    lets see besides 2009 when was the last time you’s finshd above us??

    Daffy just face the facts kiddo you’s are sh it

    an we are amazing ….you’s have the stadium of sh ite an we have the belovid st james…..

    yous have steve bruce we have alan pardrew……yous have titus bramble we have steve taylor …yous have richardson we have ben arfa/tiote/barton…..

    daffy you need to get of them drugs ..look what there doing to king up you pee brain

  • 110 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    you should go support Boro Daffy they are probably a little bit better than you!

  • 111 Thump // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    @daffy: Aye mate, you beat us 9-1 and then we went and won the league. Good times, eh?

    Tyne Wear Derby stats:

    NUFC: 51
    Scum: 45

    And 44 drawn. A total of 210 goals by NUFC as opposed to your 205.

    We tore you apart 5 times on the trot from 2002 to 2006 – what’s your consecutive win rate?

  • 112 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    HA ha ! You have Pardew , S Taylor , ……….
    I cant take you seriously now , as the Dragons say … im out. FTM .

  • 113 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    i think the scum went 28 years without being able to beat us at their home ground Hahahaha

  • 114 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    Yeah – just got used to beating you 2.1 in your own back yard.

  • 115 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    well lets face it, we will still win something before you do, cant ever see you winning anything, you just buy has been players and always will do!

  • 116 Thump // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    I went to college with a few mackems a couple of years ago (Newcastle College, of course). We used to jibe each other something rotten but my favourite was this:-

    Mackem: “What happened to the scoreboard at the Gallowgate?”
    Me: “Geordies can count, mate.”

    Truth hurts, it seems.

  • 117 Thump // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    @GAZ09: that isn’t how you spell “rumoured Newcastle transfers” ;)

  • 118 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    Howay daffy, get yersell off t bed before ye mam and dad come home from been on the pee or yell get a hiddin.

  • 119 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    Ok how comes this games been sold out nearly 2 weeks b4 , yet you still had tickets on the Sat before the match in Oct?

  • 120 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Who gives a shite about tickets Daffy? all i can say is 5-1 and we are about to mug another 3 points from you making that the double over you. whooop whooop

  • 121 al // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Let’s jus see wat happens Sunday ay? All that needs to be said really

  • 122 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Must have been for the away fans enclosure daffy.

  • 123 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    GG – If i was at Sid james in 79 , it dosent need a prof to work out that i might have left home , do your homework!

  • 124 Thump // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Didn’t want to see you get a thrashing lad.

    I’ll repeat it mate, just so you understand:

    Thump // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    @daffy: Aye mate, you beat us 9-1 and then we went and won the league. Good times, eh?

    Tyne Wear Derby stats:

    NUFC: 51
    Scum: 45

    And 44 drawn. A total of 210 goals by NUFC as opposed to your 205.

    We tore you apart 5 times on the trot from 2002 to 2006 – what’s your consecutive win rate?

    Thought you were “out” anyway? Need the latest NUFC news eh?

  • 125 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    i heard sunderland tickets are buy 1 get 6 free!

  • 126 costello91 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    daffy we do have a bigger stadium than you’s so maybe thats why. and you wer on bout last year attendances, we wer in the championship and still got higher attendances. all in all the newcastle fans are loved wherever they travel but i have never heard of scumberland fans been recognised by other fans

  • 127 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    Yeah well i come in here after the nightmare on halloween , lets see how many of yous have the balls to come on sfter Sunday.

  • 128 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    daffy, retards still live with their parents when they are 50. Then they go into care.

  • 129 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    you was there in 79 bullshite even if you was you must have be a tadpole in some scumbags balls!

  • 130 costello91 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    ameobi brace is a tempting 22/1 but my money is going on the bull to score anytime at 14/1

  • 131 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Costello – yes you do by about 3000 or so , not quite 2 weeks worth is it ?

  • 132 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:52 AM


    “Yeah well i come in here after the nightmare on halloween , lets see how many of yous have the balls to come on sfter Sunday”.

    It’s our effin blog pratt.

  • 133 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    Gaz 09 – Iwas there about 8000 in them days , check it out . Sunderland 4 Scum 1 Gary Rowell hatrick + Wayne Entwistle . Divent na who scored for you lot.

  • 134 costello91 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    You cant say two weeks worth ya plank!! still a bigger and better stadium with better fans and i see you didnt refuse that fact. howay the lads
    DAFFY one more thing!!!

  • 135 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    GG – check out eds policy . Its a football blog. Hey it would be alot duller without me!

  • 136 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    still dont mean you was there, i could google facts and same i was somewhere, just get to bed you little kid before your parents catch you awake looking up porn!

  • 137 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    same* say

  • 138 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Scum bag Sunderland fans make me so mad! anyone would think they support a great team or a once was great team!

  • 139 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    5th Dec 1908: Newcastle 1-9 Sunderland

  • 140 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Seems you like to drag history up.

  • 141 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    Gaz – yeah wattever , i dont give a shit if ya dont believe me , im a season ticket holder at Sunderland & have been to many games since bout 1976 , inc alot of Derby games , i dont spout it cause ive been there & done it + still do , wonder how many of yous actually put yor money where ya mouth is & go to nufc games ?

  • 142 kajman // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    daffy, ive no problem with you coming on here . you’e right its a nufc fanc blog .as long as its all good banter its the end of the day its foot ball and banter plays a big part of it.

  • 143 GAZ09 // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    done what?

  • 144 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    daffy, it was John Connolly that effed your day up in 1979 as it was bent that effed ours up in 2010.

  • 145 GeordieGerman // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Here you go daffy

    although reading it all may upset you.

  • 146 al // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Jus hope u have enough about u to admit that u were fairly beaten twice this season if we win daffy

  • 147 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    AL + GG , I come on to this blog on 31 Oct after the match + many of the regulars on here will vouch for that . Whatever the score i will be here.

  • 148 daffy // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:21 AM

    Anyway lads off to bed , we,ll continue this tmro , Night.

  • 149 RossGellar // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:33 AM

    All the arguing is useless, because when Daffy goes on holiday he tells everyone he’s a Geordie. The only people who’ve ever heard of Sunderland are people driving to or from Newcastle.

  • 150 CT // Jan 15, 2011 at 2:36 AM

    Will Tiote be a miss?, can`t tackle without fouling, gives the ball away in dangerous situations costing us goals that losts us points!!
    Maybe we lose sight of the fact, 90% of the time he`s great, 10% of the time he`s fatal!!
    Against Macks ?
    Better he`s not there!!

  • 151 brklyngeordie // Jan 15, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    i got a few ideas of players we should target.. obviously krancjar if not him a cheaper alternative behrami both versatile can play multiple positions one has higher value cause he is on Spuds and the other less cause he plays for relegation favorites Hammers.. speakin of i would take Sears as well..slso think we should look at wolfswinkel again while liverpool ha lost the plot and get him now at bargain even if that is 10M.. and what about Skelbrjed we were linked for years?? got another 1 out the swiss league Mehmeti striker fc zurich see alot of good from him

  • 152 brklyngeordie // Jan 15, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    sorry mehmeti sweede league Malmo my apologies cheaper alternative then wolfswinkel constantly on the score sheet

  • 153 Brutooon // Jan 15, 2011 at 6:33 AM

    CT #147

    Tiote may not be a perfect player but hey i give him 8/10 every game

    Comparing with Alan Smith – 0.5/10 every single game for the last 4 years he in our club!

  • 154 mashearer // Jan 15, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    off course you dont miss him CT..being a mackem and all that

  • 155 Sinner // Jan 15, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    Howard webb is the referee for the derby.
    A win for the toon is very simple.
    Put Ameobi the bambi infront,and whenever he falls.BOOM
    -Penalty given.
    -Red card given.
    Also try to play Best,he looks kinda sloppy himself. :D
    Howay the lads!!

  • 156 bentoon // Jan 15, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    I came on here to see if you lads any more transfer/injury updates and had trawl through endless posts by a childish mackem. Whats going on?
    Im anxious about sunday but if the lads are fired up for it there is no reason we cant come away with a victory.

  • 157 Toonmania // Jan 15, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    don’t worry mate, we will win the smelly mackems will be crying again to the song “DAYDREAM BELIEVER”
    and this is just a Brucey’s special prize


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