Newcastle Goal Next Season Is Top Eight?


Ryan Taylor came in over the last few games for Newcastle and put in some workmanlike performances for the side.

Ryan Taylor – disappointed at second half collapse

But Ryan was disappointed as much as the other players,with the terrible second half collapse, which took the shine off the season for the Newcastle fans.

Newcastle finished Sunday in the position they started at –  12th place –  and now presumably the aim is to get into the top 8 next season.

Ryan talked about the terrible disappointment of Sunday’s second half:

“I think everybody was disappointed in the dressing room,” “It felt like a defeat.”

“I know it was the last game of the season but you still don’t want to end like that and it’s hard to take when you’re 3-0 up – at home as well.”

“You just want to send the fans home happy on the last day of the season and we couldn’t do that in the end. It was just a lapse of concentration which killed us.”

“It was a shame we couldn’t finish on a high on Sunday but it’s not the end of the world. The main target was staying up this season. We knew it was going to a tough season for us, bouncing back from the Championship.”

“We exceeded a few of our goals but we weren’t quite there as a team where we wanted to be overall.”

We’re just about getting over the disappointment of Sunday, but it was almost a capsule of the season – great for 50 minutes and terrible for the final 40 minutes.

Often this season you just never knew which team was going to turn up for Newcastle, as we’ve had some terrific performances and some terrible performances too.

Newcastle’s season has been up and down to say the least, and one thing Pardew must do next season is to get some consistency into the side, and you do that is with experienced players like Harper, Barton, Tiote and Nolan in the side.

We also have to remember Newcastle were down to the bare bones of their squad, and just about limped over the finishing line on Sunday.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

604 comments so far

  • G

    May 24, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Top 8 is a good realistic target, not too ambitious, yet progressive. A decent cup competition wouldn’t go amiss either.

    0
  • BoomBoomCheickCheicktheRoom!

    May 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Would like to concentrate on getting a good squad put together then the pieces will fall into place themselves. Gervinho apparently keen on the move to Newcastle but advisors stalling, Ashley personally involved in the move but we will just wait and see

    0
  • nightfa11

    May 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    i dont care about cups..all i want is CL 🙂

    0
  • nightfa11

    May 24, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    gervinho should fire his advisors..apparently theyre clueless

    🙂

    0
  • Magpietillidie22

    May 24, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #5

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc Rumours of Menez of Roma coming to Newcastle have been checked out and aren’t true.

    Chronicle journo on twitter

    0
  • BoomBoomCheickCheicktheRoom!

    May 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Hope to see him and sturridge lighting it up in black and white next year…might even be a better partnership than Shola and Love man? 😛

    0
  • WWJBD

    May 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #7

    I would be happy with 12th again and a good cup run. Have to walk before we run.

    0
  • G

    May 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Indeed, but I reckon we are ready to try jogging.

    0
  • nightfa11

    May 24, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #9

    hire heille gebresillasi..problem solved.

    0
  • Magpietillidie22

    May 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #11

    We need to improve year on year so id say top 10 plus a good cup run would be a 9/10 season and if we betteer it then itll be perfect

    0
  • rozehnal

    May 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Menez and gervinho are coming in

    0
  • G

    May 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    What position does he play in nightfa11? lol. Isn’t that Ethiopian or Kenyan long distance runner?

    0
  • WWJBD

    May 24, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Maybe a NUFC jog isnt a bad plan haha

    I also want a LOT less cards next season. The fair play rules can be our friend like it is Fulhams.

    0
  • BoomBoomCheickCheicktheRoom!

    May 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Apparently the reports about Menez aren’t true, would love to see him here but dunno if he is coming or not

    0
  • Magpietillidie22

    May 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #16

    rozehnal

    and you know this because…

    0
  • LondonMagpie

    May 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #17

    The fair play rules will NEVER be out friend!!

    0
  • rozehnal

    May 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Sergio aguerro 30mil buyout clause could b getting him lol

    0
  • nightfa11

    May 24, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #19

    yup:D 10 years older then all of our players combined , but can outrun them in his sleep

    0
  • BoomBoomCheickCheicktheRoom!

    May 24, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #20

    ok rozenhal have you started drinking already? lol

    0
  • rozehnal

    May 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #21

    @magpietil
    Don’t know mate just hoping I’d love to see menez come looks class and best mate of HBA

    0
  • BoomBoomCheickCheicktheRoom!

    May 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    im away here lads FM calls, must do a bit of scouting myself 😛

    0
  • WWJBD

    May 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #23

    LondonMagpie
    I dont see why not, we just need a more disciplined squad. Surely we are capable of having a squad who dont feel the need to hack opposition players.

    0
  • Magpietillidie22

    May 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #24

    rozehnal

    haha fair play, was hoping you had new evidence!

    I thought menez was out of our league :/ shame

    0
  • GeordieJordy

    May 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #25

    Definitely realistic seeing as we should have finished this season in 9th…….

    0
  • rozehnal

    May 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #26

    No, ok may b one lol

    0
  • nightfa11

    May 24, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #27

    if we really are after TOP TOP cm i hope its gourcuff…for me hes one of the best.. probably out of our league..but he would be a TOP TOP TOP signing.

    0
  • LondonMagpie

    May 24, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #28

    @WWJBD

    Your telling me that Barton Tiote Taylor Nolan will be able to go a whole year without getting red cards yellow card suspensions ( 5 10 15 cards)?

    Well if they can the Black&White for fair play!!

    0
  • WWJBD

    May 24, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #29

    LM
    Well I think Nolan can 🙂 but in all seriousness I dont see why they cant refs dont go out of their way to give cards despite what people think.

    0
  • toonruz

    May 24, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #30

    lee ryder said the same about benny last season he said that was untrue and that he would not be comeing look where he is now

    0
  • jimmymagpie

    May 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Why do we want Gervinho? Both he and Tiote would disappear for a minimum of 4 weeks in the New Year for the African Nations, and possibly Ameobi too.With Best’s injury record, then what?

    0
  • WWJBD

    May 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #32

    In Ryders defense he has to say what NUFC tells him or the Journal loses its inside information as I said on a previous article

    0
  • Andy

    May 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Ryder is the one that keeps on saying he has inside knowledge that we’re interested in Carlton Cole. Pay no attention to him he doesn’t have a clue

    0
  • GeordieGerman

    May 24, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #34

    WWJBD, are you saying that NUFC are telling Ryder to put up smoke screens?

    0
  • toonruz

    May 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    yea but the club dont talk to the chronickle now thats been since keegan

    0
  • CheickTiote

    May 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #36

    A fan just asked Ryder if there was an truth in the Gervinho rumour, and he replied: “I think they are interested”

    0
  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Well with Arsenal apparantly interested in Gervinho, and with his money grabbing advisors… we wont get him…

    Sturridge and Pavylchenko as our 1st and 2nd striker?

    0
  • toonruz

    May 24, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    he knows nowt

    0
  • WWJBD

    May 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #39

    GG am not saying it for certain but with our club I think its a possibility

    0
  • toonruz

    May 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #40

    i think there is something in menez comeing

    0
1 2 3 16

You must log in to post a comment.