Magpies Go To War Against Villa – Victory Would Be So Sweet!

Alan Pardew has come out with some fighting words today.

Alan Pardew – fighting words form the manager

And those are that the next 7 games are so vital for Newcastle, and the team needs to go to war, to ensure the Magpies pick up as many points as possible.

And that all starts with this afternoon’s game at relegation threatened Aston Villa, a game that will be beamed live on TV around the world.

This is what Alan Pardew  told the Sunday Sun today:

“Finishing above Sunderland would be massive for us. It would be a good coup for the team.” “They had an opportunity to spend some of their money and we haven’t, so that would be a marvelous feat if we could do that because we lost a key, key player in the window, there’s no disguising that.”

“I think a lot of people would have predicted at the time that we were in big trouble but the players have not let that happen.” “There has been hardly any reflection of the fact Andy left in the results.”

“They have carried on more or less the same and we need to make sure that is the same for the last seven games.” “I think dropping off is a very, very dangerous thing to do and we’re conscious of it.”

“A win Sunday and we won’t go down, 100%,” “But we’re not just going to turn up at Villa and be OK. We’ve got to go to war again – and every week between now and the end of the season we’ll go to war.”

“What I’m looking at is if we win on Sunday, suddenly we have Man United at home after an FA Cup semi-final and we can really, really tear into them with a bit of freedom.” “I think if we win the most disappointed man with our result will be Sir Alex – I hope he chokes on his tea a little bit if we win on Sunday!”

Alan is so right to praise the lads who have come in during the injuries and suspensions,  and after the shock departure of Andy Carroll to richer pastures on Merseyside.

The lads who have come in have done very well, and those include Leon Best, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Ferguson and Guthrie to name only a few.

At the risk of being too vindictive, and after all the memories have flooded back this week of that terrible day in May, of 2009 when Newcastle were relegated at Villa Park -and the Villa fans mercilessly mocked Newcastle,  a win today would be so sweet.

Maybe it’s because that would pay back the Villa fans for their terrible and classless taunting of the Newcastle club in that fateful game,  or maybe it’s because it would take Newcastle to safety in their first season back in the big time, after being away just one season.

But whatever the reason, a win today would be fantastic, and we expect every single Newcastle player to play the game today, as though their very lives depended on winning it.

That’s something the players didn’t do two years ago, and brought shame and disgrace to the Newcastle club.

Let’s make up for that tragedy today, and let”s hear that Geordie war cry loud and clear  –  Howay The Lads!!

15 comments so far

  • ToonBry

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed i love this blog but seriously fella stop going on about Carroll as it’s getting annoying, and alot of us born and bred Toons are getting fed up with hearing that traitor scums name. Lets talk about the present and future not the past.
    3-1 today

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    ToonBry, I agree with you about the continual mentioning of Carroll. But it’s a bit hard to write an article and not mention him if it’s in a quote.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Hope we win today after “that” game against Villa 2 years ago when their prick fans put those banners up. The 6-0 was a ittle bit of revenge but if we stuff them again today that will really be sweet.

  • Jammydodger

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed only bought up Carroll because Pardew mentioned him in his statement, which this article was based on. To write an article based on a statement and then ignore a big part of the point of the statement is pointless. It is still a relevant topic of discussion which is the point of a blog if im not mistaken, also Pardew is right the team have continued on and kept similar form to when Carroll was here. So yes we’ve lost a player but the team has stepped up to replace him. Oh and we have 35m to spend on more promising and more talented players. Carroll will return if you watch any liverpool match he’s played in he just doesn’t fit.
    Next September Carroll will be history because its the money from the sale of him which will be spent this summer and its the potential trade off of selling carroll with who we shall bring in.
    Loverkrands has scored more goals than Carroll since the transfer.
    I agree with 3-1
    nolan strolla and barton to score for the toon and petrov own goal

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Yea Enough Said About Judas !!!!!!! We Need 2 new Quality Forwards For Next Season !!!!!!! Whats all This about a Done Deal for Crouch ??

  • Drona

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6


    nolan suspended

  • geoff777

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    @JammyDodger …

    So that’s 4-0 … ?

  • ToonBry

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m not reffering to just this comment. I mean the continual mentioning of Carroll in general. The title of the article could be about anything or anyone and he’s mentioned.

  • magpie6699

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s not get carried away. Villa have some good players, whatever dressing room problems they have they will be fighting today – and we are under-strength. We are not safe yet – and as for crowing about Sunderland, we’re only one point ahead of them. The good thing for us was all the 3 bottom teams losing, which keeps the gap at 7 points with only 6 to play. Things change very quickly, and we were feeling VERY edgy before the Wolves game and that feeling couls return if we get nothing from the next 2 games – which is a distinct possibility.
    I for one would be very happy with a point today.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #10


  • geoff777

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Great results yesterday.

    I always hope for a win … I’ll take 0-1 but hope its 0-6.


  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #12

    roshan MAGPIE,

    Who you calling common?

  • boater

    Apr 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #13

    ‘Tragedy’ is a bit strong ED.

  • andre29

    Apr 10, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #14


  • Jose Enrique

    Apr 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Good words from Pardew. He is definitely good at pumping up the players sonething that Chris Hughton didnt do. Fans need to stop critisising him. Pardew has had to manage without Carroll for most of his games and next season with a few class players we should be top 10 confortably.

    Dont get me wrong i loved Chris Hughton and if we could have him back i would love it, but lets support Alan Pardew


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