Newcastle Players Have Done Great This Season

It’s small wonder that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was delighted with the win against Birmingham on Saturday.

Alan Pardew – very pleased with all 3 points

Alan wants to finish as high up the table as possible, and there’s nothing at all wrong with that.

The higher Newcastle can finish in the league table,  the easier it will be to attract good players this summer during the transfer window.

And we even think Alan Pardew will be on a bonus, which will be dependent on how high Newcastle finish in the league table – pay for performance if you like – and there’s nothing wrong with that either.

Alan Pardew talked about the hard fought victory on Saturday which took Newcastle to a more than decent 44 points:

“I am delighted with a hard-fought victory.” “There was a lot of frustration after last week and we had to have our own little rallying call.”

“The staff here have been great this week and done a terrific job.” “That’s the medical staff and the coaching and backroom staff.”

“We got the players in a good place for the game. That was the most important thing.”  “The players responded again when they needed to and they won.”

“Regardless of how you view the game it was a convincing win.”

Birmingham almost got a late equalizer through Sebastian Larsson, a supposed Newcastle target this summer, and that would have really been a sickener for Newcastle.

The magpies would have put the game beyond doubt long before that, but for the continuing heroics of England goalkeeper Ben Foster, who had  simply an outstanding game in the Birmingham goal.

But Birmingham are hardly an enterprising or attractive side to watch, and they had a game plan to get 10 players always behind the ball, and they are still not safe from relegation,  after the defeat on Saturday.

Alan continued:

“Birmingham came to frustrate us.” “They came to slow our tempo down and frustrate us.” “We will get that a lot next year too.”

“We know that is going to come and we have to crank up the pressure.” “We then have to capitalize, but we got the goals.

“They got a man sent off and we could have had a third or a fourth before they had even scored.”

Now Newcastle need to somehow take 3 points form their last couple of games, and the best chance of doing that is to beat West Brom on the last day of the season. The game at Stamford Bridge next Sunday will be very tough.

A win against West Brom would indeed be a fitting way in which to end this season, and with a win the players can then take the plaudits of the Newcastle fans after the game.

They’ll deserve the accolades.

Our players have done great this season – and we’re very proud of them. 😀

Comments welcome.

199 comments so far


    May 9, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Saylor still gets me very nervous when he is on the field makes alot of silly mistakes, like Davies said in the last post he could of easily been sent of early in the game, he played well the rest of the game but he makes me so nervous. Maybe he could play DM what do people think about that? He works hard, he’s strong and if he did make one of his silly mistakes there is more chance of him being outside the box.

  • DarloGeordie

    May 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #2

    This Carlton Cole gossip has to be untrue, surely…

    Beat West Brom and 47 points is very respectable, its been a frustrating season yet again but hey its Newcastle United.

    We will hammer QPR, Norwich and whoever else gets promoted from the fizzy pop league so there’s 18 points in the bag next season already 😉

  • NI Toon

    May 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #3


    Plus another 6pts from the unwashed!!

  • Klatoon

    May 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #4

    With Real madrid signing Nuri Sahin,we should throw in a cheeky loan bid for Sergio Canales since his already limited 1st team chances have now surely become zero. Good central playmaker that we badly need

  • NorseToonBrann

    May 9, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Samba rejecting new contract @ blackburn… maybe baby;)

  • Davies

    May 9, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Samba will go to Arsenal.

  • NorseToonBrann

    May 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #7

    vertoghen as well? don’t think so.. hope for vertoghen then;)

  • NI Toon

    May 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #8

    @ Klatoon
    I didn’t realise Nuri Sahin had signed for Real Madrid… just read it after you wrote that comment.
    Now he is a player I would have loved at Newcastle. He has got a great future infront of him.
    As for us getting some of Real’s fringe players, it may still be pretty hard. They will be wanting to fight to get into the team or move to another team possibly in a European Cup next year. Unless of course Jose puts in a good word for us.. with the Sir Bobby connection 🙂

    I think we will be limited to who we can buy with us not being in a European Cup but with a few good buys and some more depth in the squad we can push on and then target those players.
    Then again if our scouting is good enough we may find a few more players like Tiote! Its just more of a risk buying players that are less known..

  • joe lee

    May 9, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #9

    samba would be perfect alongside colo. also just wanted to point out that a guy on twitter has been giving gosling some stick about being a waste of money, his name is bicker89 go have a look

  • DarloGeordie

    May 9, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #10

    NI toon

    true true I had forgotten about the unwashed

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #11

    There are reports that steak features at spurts is after tiote, with a swap deal with wilson palacios. ;ust in case mctoon and stuart are reading this, no there are no quotes, and I do not have it carved in gold plates, in triplicate, with a certificate of authenticity. :owever if there is any truth in this I hope melting face harry is told to eff off

  • gorskino10

    May 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #12


    They are also signing from Bayern Hamit Altintop as well Real Madrid are ANOTHER attacking midfielder, we wont stand a chance with Sergio, Spurs want him and other Spanish teams will and he would stay in La Liga.

    @NI Toon

    It was mooted for ages, being a keen observer of BvD, he had a year left and even said at the start of season he would leave, them winning the league was harder for him to leave em but he has won the Bundesliga and wants to move to bigger things.
    But BvD has signed Gundogan as his replacement who is an amazing Turkish/German CM/AMC

    Plus they sold him cheap for about 10M but bought Gundogan for 3.5 typical Jurgen Klopp an amazing manager unlike our unknown championship guy.

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Should be however, not the smiley thing, don’t know what happened there

  • Partizan

    May 9, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Pedro Leon and Canales for the toon,both on loan

    4-5-1 formation

    ……………………Ben Arfa………..Canales…………..

    I think Leon Best will simply explode next season just like Walters from Stoke who has been one of my top strikers(not favorite) in the last quarter of the season.

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #15

    You have 6 midfielders there partizan, not 5.


    May 9, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Well Ed, agree with your headline about the players having a good season!

    Some people are never satisfied, however, and will be wanting us to win both of our last two games! I think we will be well beaten on Sunday at Stanford bridge. But am hoping Pardew does,nt play Tiote coz he gets one more Yellow card he ,ll be banned again!

    Don,t believe The Spuds would have the gall to offer us Pallacio for Tiote! Hope this is never going to happen! But then again, you never know with our lot!
    Bog off Tiote Spuds!!

  • Markaccus

    May 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #17

    I’d expect a big chunk of cash too. Spuds have always made derisory offers for newcastle players, and redknapp is a typical del boy with no morals at all, so I wouldn’t put it past them. Doesn’t mean we have to accept though.

  • Brutooon

    May 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #18

    this season we lose games we should win and win games we expect to lose.


    May 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Just read that Arsenal are planning to sell seven players to fund a 60Mil plus spending spree!

    Does,nt say which players though?

  • Partizan

    May 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    OOPS 🙂 … guess i just carried away

    thx Marcus

  • GeordieRob

    May 9, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #21


    If I were a betting man, the first one my money would be on is Djourou. Of their entire list, he loses them the most games by a mile.

    They’ve got a few that don’t contribute much (Bendtner/ Chamak, Almunia), but Djourou’s in a class of his own as far as uselessness is concerned.

  • Brutooon

    May 9, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #22

    players from Arsenal
    -Denilson (maybe as a backup midfield)
    -Gibbs (replacement for jose enrique)
    -Chamakh (maybe?)

    players from Man City
    – Milner (struggle for first team football)
    -Adam Johnson (Loan)

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 9, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #23

    I constantly read peoples wish lists on here with Adam Johnson in them on here… why??

    He’s first choice winger for City & possibly England.

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Brutoon – if Enrique leaves, I’ve previously said Gibbs would be an adequate replacement, but watching him yesterday, his positional sense is diabolical.

    First things first with defenders, I want then to be able to defend! I don’t give a monkey’s how good they are going forward.

  • Brutooon

    May 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #25

    heard Man City is targeting Alexis Sanchez and other top wingers in the world.


  • coolcatcarter89

    May 9, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #26

    thing’s – them*

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Brutooon, I imagine City would want to keep him as backup – they dont seem to care about players development (ala Given, SWP, Jo).

    But he doesnt seem the kind of lad that would be happy to sit on the bench. Sanchez is a world beater. Looks incredible at the WC in an average Chile side.

    And ccc89, he has to have some flaws in Arsenal are going to sell him to us haha

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 9, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #28

    if* :/

  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Would love to have Adam Johnson but doubt we could get him. Bendtner might be better than Elmander but is arrogant. Would he fit in. Don’t want the others from Arsenal, we should try for better from France, Spain etc with Carr out looking. Surely next season has to be make or break for Ranger? I would like to see Vukic have a break-out season as well to push some of our first team. Time to start playing Tavernier if he is as good as people say and what about Kadar? Campbell will be gone. Peter will be gone up front, far too light weight for the Prem. Ben Arfa needs a good start. Worried a bit about Nolan getting a new contract. He looked so slow again against Birmingham and he isn’t getting any younger or quicker. Lots to think about in the off-season.

  • gorskino10

    May 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #30


    players from Arsenal
    -Bendtner – TERRIBLE strike rate, lazy and doesnt work hard enough for the team we already have this kind of player in Strolla who even he has more goals than Nico + Even best who played HALF the game has more goals.

    -Denilson (maybe as a backup midfield) Poor player never seen him play a good game EVER, a average midfielder but we have this in Guthrie we need GOOD midfielders like Barton/Tiote etc.

    -Gibbs (replacement for jose enrique) – Decent but doubt he would leave Arsenal they see him as Clichys replacement who is bound to leave in a season or so.

    -Chamakh (maybe?) – His morale has been killed by Wenger, “Could” be a decent buy”

    players from Man City

    – Milner (struggle for first team football) – Dont want his back after jumping ship, has looked terribly average at city. Also would be on massive wages (for us) and that would be a problem.

    -Adam Johnson (Loan) – Sunderland fan! Says it all really.

    -SWP – Routledge is the same player, ALL small players, SWP/Routledge/Lennon/ Walcott have games they do really good at the other half they are nonexistant.

    -Onuaha – Played at Sunderland and IF avalable they would buy him. doubt they want to sell him.

  • Crawfordladd17

    May 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #31

    sometimes not against the bottom half teams like Blackburn Blackpool and teams around Stoke Bolton and Fulham. But have done well with no strikers for most of a season

  • daneevz

    May 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #32

    if enrique does leave id enquire about Martin olsson from blackburn young only 22 but fast improving but as blackburn dont need money they probably wanna strenghten not weaking but id like him.

  • djm...

    May 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Adam Johnson is a Newcastle fan from Sunderland, it has been said many times -_-

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Ranger made me disappointed many times
    Nile ranger misses a sitter!

  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #35

    I think Samba will be going to the highest bidder which of course won’t be us. Could see a bidding war between Man U and Arsenal which ManU would probably win. Ferdinand is getting old and injury prone so they will replace him soon. Too bad, I like Samba too. He would be dominant for us in the air where we need. Colo looked weak again against air balls especially that long punt by their goalie. He isn’t big enough to dominate in the air. We looked very shaky at the back against Birmingham’s 10 men which is a bit horrifying considering they have very little going forward. Big changes needed in the summer or we might slip down the table. The time for talk is nearly over Ashley. Spend wisely but spend or lose any remaining credibility you have.

  • gorskino10

    May 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #36


    Ok but ill add what i’ve seen from Johnson. Has anyone seen Johnson play 90 and look good? No. Mancini plays him as a impact sub and thats what he is, he loves when the defenders are tired and in the EPL everytime i see him play a full 90 and ive seen Man City ALOT he is average, goes missing in games.

    Good player but would we get him on loan? with his wages? not sure.

  • free giveaways

    May 9, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #37

    I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it but Taye Taiwo has signed for AC Milan which means they won’t bid for Enrique. I’ve got a feeling he’ll end up at Liverpool but I really hope he doesn’t. He’s clearly leaving at the end of the season though so we should try to sign Van Aanholt as soon as possible.

  • GeordieRob

    May 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #38

    The problem with Blackpool going down is that they have absolutely no talent whatsoever other than Adam. Looks like he’ll go to whomever bids the most.

    West Ham are gone… and they have quite an expensive list, but most are old, or on loan, or terribly overrated, or all three.

    Has anyone had a decent look at James Tomkins? Not saying we should get him, but has played for England at all under age levels. Is only 22.

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Gorskino, that’s really not true..

    I watch all their games (that dont clash with us), and although he was injured for a few months, he generally looks brilliant…

    GeordieRob, I quite like Sears as a young English winger

  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Looked to me like some of the players including Cashley Cole gave up against ManU. Poor performance especially after Arsenal dominated them 1 week previously. If Chelsea does a cleanout, which they probably will who would people want to pick up from their squad? The first team is very old and very well paid but what about the squad itself? Was shocked to hear we haven’t had anyone score more than a dozen in the Prem since Shearer left. That can’t be right can it? I thought Martins had more than 12 in his first full season with us? Does anyone know for sure?

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