Top Ten Finish Now The Major Newcastle Goal


Fresh from gaining an excellent point at Stamford Bridge yesterday, with the Newcatsle team putting in yet another gutsy performance, Alan Pardew was upbeat today.

Alan Pardew – looking forward to a good finish on Sunday

And it’s small wonder Alan is looking forward to the final game of the season on Sunday against West Brom at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle are in 12th place in the league and all 3 points at home next Sunday afternoon against an in-form West Brom side, will see Newcastle end up on 48 points, and most Newcastle fans would have taken that points total last August.

One very pleasing feature of yesterday’s game was the performance of the four youngsters who took part – Nile Ranger, Sammy Ameobi on his first team debut, Kazenga LuaLua and Shane Ferguson (another first class performance) all looked the part for Newcastle, and were hardly cringing in their boots when they came on.

The youngsters came into the game and immediately had an impact, and you cannot ask too much more than that from the lads.

Alan Pardew would love Newcatsle to put in another good performance on Sunday and take all 3 points as he said today:

“It’s an important game for us next weekend.” “If we can beat West Brom then we will go above them, and to secure a top-ten finish in the Premier League this season would be fantastic.”

“We lost a big player in Andy Carroll in January and another big one in Hatem Ben Arfa at the start of the season to injury.”

“We’ve had problems but you have to admire the resilience of the squad and the staff.”   “We had no Cheick Tiote today, or Kevin Nolan – but we never give anything up.”

Newcastle need to bring in some good players in the summer, but if the club can can keep Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton Barton and Jose Enrique at the club, they will already have a solid squad on which to build.

Newcastle have some very good youngsters coming through the ranks, and quite a number of them will be part of the first team squad next season, and if yesterday is any guide, they will be able to do a job for the first team next season.

A win on Sunday would be an excellent way of finishing the season, and starting the summer transfer window.

Anticipation, pride and excitement returned to Tyneside yesterday – that’s for sure.

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29 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    May 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope so we beat them

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  • JAMSHA

    May 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Ahha 1st 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    2 strikers, a left back and a centre back, then with the injured returning, we would have a decent squad.

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  • wynsleap

    May 16, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Two top class strikers are an absolute MUST for next season – even if we buy little else.
    It would make one helluva difference to the campaign next season.
    With Tavernier and Ferguson coming through as back up full backs and hopefully Ben Arfa and Gsoling super fit again and assuming we keep our best players like Tiote, Jonas and Enrique
    there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be optimistic.
    One or two exciting young additions for the future wouldn’t go amiss either.
    If Ashley plays his cards right this club could be a force next season – but there again we ARE talking about the Controller and we just don’t know what his ambitions are.

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  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Imagine if we had our best team for most of the season.

    Krul

    Simpson Taylor Coloccini Enrique

    Barton Tiote Nolan Gutierrez

    Ben Arfa

    Best

    I cant think of a single game where every player has been available.

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  • Selbymag

    May 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Ranger must surely be on thin ice after the stuff in the press this morning. Posing with a gun FFS the lad must have sh*t for brains!

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  • cg

    May 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #7

    I bet Ashley texted Roman yesterday with a “LOL, 850mil eh?”

    What the above said, two strikers definitely.
    Exciting times ahead and I’m renewing all my channel subscriptions for the next year 😉

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  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #8

    ^^^^

    Whats happened??

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  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Whats happened with Ranger?

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  • Selbymag

    May 16, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Pictures in the Sun (yeah I know) posing with a hand gun belonging to one of his London “gangsta” mates.
    Apparently he has assured the club it was a replica. Thats ok then he is a dick and is going to blow any chance he has of making it

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    A photo taken in his own home, by his girl friend, has SOMEHOW been leaked to the press, and the papers are w@nkers so its blown out of proportion as usual

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  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Oh, silly boy. Well as long as he trains well, gets there on time and trys hard in matches i couldnt care less about his ‘gangsta ways’ 🙂

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  • Selbymag

    May 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Press are scum but thats not really the point!
    Does the boy want to be a top player or a chav gangsta!
    A gun not much use to him anyway its not like he can shoot straight anyway

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  • geoff777

    May 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #15

    This summer will be yet another chance for the owner to show the fans how committed he is to taking the club forward.

    We need to spend 50million plus to convince me.

    He got away with a dangerous gambles in December and January … he spent nothing.
    The fans have had to watch some dire toothless performances as well as brave fight backs, all down to Ashley’s gamble on squad size and AC.
    When 50,000 fans turn up to a club like Newcastle we shouldn’t be watching third rate strikers.

    Two quality strikers please …
    plus Ireland if he’s cheap.

    A quality centre-back too as well as cover for fullbacks.

    Hammer’s fans are blaming the owners, Grant and Carlton Cole for their relegation.

    So no Carlton Cole please …

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Hang on, he’s obviously posed for his lass, cos she likes the look. Hasn’t anyone ever dressed up for their partner before? It has no place in the papers, just another invasion of privacy.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 16, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Players In:

    van Aanholt. – already been here on loan.

    Theo Jansen –
    Has een ingebouwd claus in his
    contract with FC Twente.( Only 3 Mil )
    a vicious free kick, better than Raylor,s

    Samba? if we can get him?

    Laarsen from Brum!

    Players out:

    Sol, Kuqui, Perch, maybe Forster who Celtic want to sign on a permanent trans! I would,nt let Forster go for nowt though!

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  • Selbymag

    May 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Markaccus -he must have knicked the Southampton kit so his lass could wear it in the sack as well I guess! 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    My god selbymag, dressing up gangsta is one thing, but southampton strips in bed, that’s just SICK! 😀 they need therapy!

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  • Stuart

    May 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    Wow! Miracles do happen!

    Its nice to see a bit of optimism from you geoff!

    Agree with every point, stick a winger on your list aswell though, preferably one that can play either wing.

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #22

    I think were probably alright for wingers. Gutz, arfa, fergie, barton, loven, sammi, lualua can all play out wide competently. If we go 4 2 3 1, then even the likes of ranger can play as one of the wide attacking players.

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  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Wouldnt say Geoff is being optamistic. He expects MA to spend 50 million 😀 never gonna happen. Man City probably wont spend 50 million.

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  • Stuart

    May 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    haha, Im pretty sure Man City will spend at least £100m this summer.

    They’re in the champions league now so they can attract a higher quality of player. They’ll be bringing alot of new faces in I reckon.

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  • geoff777

    May 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #25

    With the revenues from 50,000 fans, shops, Sky money.
    AC transfer … nothing spent in January … we should spend at least 50million this summer.

    NUFC fans are amazing, easily the best supporters, Ashley needs to repay their loyalty by spending cash on the squad.

    I don’t think 15 million + 35 million is unreasonable for a club our size.

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  • Snubs

    May 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #26

    we could buy dzeko then? bet he’ll do wonders for newcastle! maybe 8M 😛

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  • Billy1985

    May 16, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #27

    what do people think
    instead of selling enrique….we wouldnt have to spend money on the fee of the new player along with prob signing on fee and agent fee and wages and the bonuses if any we may as well add all that up and offer to enrique because he has been one of our best players this season if we want to get somewhere we need to keep our best players……the likes of liverpool and man u are after him so it must tell ma he is worth keeping

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  • Billy1985

    May 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #28

    on the ranger story…..how many chances does this lad want, getting a pic took with a gun and not thinking someone would sell it to the press lol. get a grip ranger and take this chance but to be honest i can see him leaving next season on loan and hopefully leave the following season because he has done nothing for us

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  • Cardboy

    May 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Re Ranger what a t**t. Besides that he’d need a blunderbuss to hit any target successfully. Lucky he don’t get slung.

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