There’s A Definite Feel-Good Factor At Newcastle

It was only a draw yesterday, but somehow it was one of the most pleasing and gutsy performances by a Newcastle side in some time.

Steven Taylor – after scoring dramatic equalizer yesterday

Maybe it was helped by Newcatsle getting the dramatic equalizer from Steven Taylor with a minute to go of added time, when the the TV commentators were only talking about a Chelsea win, and had written off Newcastle.

That’ll teach them.

Or maybe it was the very good performance of four Newcastle youngsters, who were hardly over-awed to be playing at Stamford Bridge.

Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua and Shane Ferguson all had their moments in the game, and did themselves no harm at all in front of a delighted Alan Pardew.

Nile Ranger made the equalizing goal when he out jumped the Chelsea defense to head the ball back over for Steven Taylor to expertly power his header beyond Cech.

That’s what Andy Carroll used to do, but Andy didn’t have too much luck yesterday when Spurs over-powered Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield.

Andy has only scored in one game out of nine for The Reds – and we don’t understand that, because he used to score at Newcastle. 😀

By the way, it would have been very easy for Steven to have hit the goalkeeper yesterday, but he timed and placed his header in great style.

Two goals in two games for Steven – and the local lad has now scored 16.7% (1/6) of his total Newcastle goals (12) in the last couple of games – he’ll be starting as striker shortly.

Newcastle had 12 first teamers out yesterday, mostly with injuries, and a number of us thought we may be in for  a hammering yesterday.

But once again,  when the youngsters were given their chance, they got the job done, and that’s got to be very pleasing for Alan Pardew and the Newcastle coaches – not to mention the Geordie fans.

And after two minutes Newcastle were already a goal down, but you cannot criticize this Newcastle team of  being short on guts and passion.

It was the way our lads fought back for an unlikely draw, which they fully deserved, that fueled the imagination of Newcatsle fans around  the world after the game.

A win against West Brom on Sunday,  and the squad can take a very well deserved lap of honor for an excellent first season back in the big time – and we’ll all be flying.

Howay The Lads!!

19 comments so far


    May 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Feel good factor yes and even a top 10 finish. We need to progress again now. Please bring in a top class striker for next season and I would like to see n’zogbia back here. Imagine this midfield behind a top striker



    May 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Sorry about that the young un is crawling all over the keyboard

    Spiderman HBA N’Zogbia
    Barton Tiote
    One can only dream !!!!!!
    Keep the faith.

  • xXl NUFC lXx

    May 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    all of our players did a really good job last night even krul

  • Danj_008

    May 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4

    The defensive pairing for next season should be Colli and S Taylor..

    Enjoy watching colli play, he reads the game really well. and Taylor looks mature and ready for the job..

    Need 2 strikers next season..

  • lewytoon

    May 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    yeah same. i feel good!
    n’zogbia coming for 6m
    gervinho maybe
    jode might be staying,

  • lewytoon

    May 16, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6


  • jarra geordie

    May 16, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    not a day can pass without Ed having ANOTHER mention of the lanky pikey …give a f**cking rest mate

  • Billy1985

    May 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    lets look at europe next season through league pos/cup even though league pos more realistic. have a couple of seasons in europe and push for champions league after that cmon the toon…..

  • derekm

    May 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    I for one would’nt touch Nzogbia with the proverbial pole – he has fallen out with every manager he has ever played for in this country, particularly with his ludicrous delusions of being better then the clubs he plays for. He has given every club issues with his attitude and behaviour, and every year his agent talks up a move to a supposedly ” bigger ” club. Unless someone at NUFC knows that his balls have finally dropped, don’t touch him and unsettle a stable dressing room.

  • Billy1985

    May 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #10

    from the post andy carroll did score here ed but that doesnt mean he is amazing mate i honestly think he will be a flop at liverpool he isnt worth anyway near 35m glad he has gone tbh we have money to spend and we are finishing a very good season on a high, plus people say we would have won alot more points with carroll staying but he was injured when he left so he wouldnt even of played for a good 4- 5 games anyway……really over-rated in my opinion england striker no chance not yet anyway…..enough of carroll now mate he isnt playing for us now concentrate on our team not liverpool it will just be the same if enrique leaves too

  • xXl NUFC lXx

    May 16, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Gameiro 15+ mill
    N’Zogbia 7 mill
    taarabt 8 mill
    M’Bengue 6 mill if jose goes
    Rondon 5 mill

    Total 41 mill

    line up

    simpson s taylor colo jose/m’bengue
    ………….barton tiote
    n’zogbia ben arfa taarabt

  • Elfy_Toon

    May 16, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    good lord! what is it with these calls of Bringing insomnia back! worst attitude problem I’ve seen in a footballer and would wreck the feel good factor we’ve built up here! would not have him back if they payed us to take him! don’t rate any of the players wigan have

  • jamesnufc86

    May 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #13

    N’Zogbia was a little prick when he was at Newcastle, but it is tempting, no-one can say hes not a class act, what if he has grown up alot and genuinely wants to come back and play for us? I think he’d be a fantastic addition

  • toonincheek

    May 16, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #14

    No No No and No again to N’zogbia.
    Disruption to the team and team spirit would be far too big a negative to make up for his skill.

  • wynsleap

    May 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #15

    xX1 – that team looks the business!
    If we don’t sell anyone we’d have a decent bench too with the likes of Harper, Williamson, Ferguson, Gosling, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Lua Lua, Kadar, Vuckic, Lovenkrands, Ameobi etc sitting on it.
    Would prefer Johnson, Lens or Gervinho to N’Zogbia however.

  • The Entertainers

    May 16, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Would love Zog back, the lad always put a shift in on the pitch. Granted off pitch he was a mardy sod but this group of lads have sorted out Barton, Carroll and hopefully the gunslinger Ranger in good time!



  • The Entertainers

    May 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Would love Zog back, the lad always put a shift in on the pitch. Granted off pitch he was a mardy sod but this group of lads have sorted out Barton, Carroll and hopefully the gunslinger Ranger in good time!



    Ben Arfa


  • a.barry

    May 16, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #18

    think stephen taylor has the potential to become a newcastle captian in the very near future as long as he keeps his head down and stays injury free. Although i am a huge fan of willo i can see taylor and collo being the slightly better partnership in seasons to come. HTL


    May 17, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #19

    The Most pleasing thing for me Sunday was the fact that the lads were behind twice and still kept going and managed to get a point out of the game.

    Also, what i have moaning about for years!
    Use the youth players more! It has been widely reported for years how much talent there is in our Youth Academy!
    Haris Vukic is also waiting for his first team debut!
    All the negative doom merchants on all the rubriks, take note! Our future prospects have never been more rosy! Lets push on and try and win something major next year! We can dream ca,nt we!

    Finally, lets not take Insomnia back! God , NO!

    There are much,much better players out there without bringing that coniving money grabbing idiot back to the Toon. He did,nt leave us thanking us and being complimentary when he left!
    I can remember when that happened, 90% of the people at the club hated him. Oh what are you all “two-faced”! Next you.ll be wanting Owen back!
    All with All then we,ve had a good season! Not gonna comment on AC, you seem to have major problems Ed, getting over him leaving!

    I would seriously consider playing a reserve team again against the Baggies this Sunday!
    Maybe Haris Vukic could also make his debut?


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