Newcastle Must Aim For Top Eight Next Season


Newcastle United have never been an easy team to support.

Steven Taylor – potential Newcastle captain next season

And last season was no exception, and as if to make that point, Newcastle fans were delirious when the lads were 3-0 up early in the second half of their final game at home to West Brom.

A win in that game would see Newcastle finish in 9th position and above Sunderland in the Premier League, and a wonderful achievement in their first season back in the Premier League.

Bu then of course the lads conceded three goals in the last 40 minutes, with the equalizer being conceded in the very last minute, just to keep things interesting, and Newcatsle finished in 12th place and below Sunderland.

Ouch!

Steven Taylor, who should be a strong candidate to be Newcastle’s new captain, is currently leading our poll on who should become the new captain.

Steven has 36% of the vote, followed by Fab Coloccini on 31% and Joey Barton on 20%, and the poll is still open if you haven’t yet voted.

The 25 year-old Greenwich-born player pf Geordie parents, talked about that last game of the season today:

“The players felt disappointed in ourselves and disappointed for the fans that afternoon, because I think they expected us to either get more goals in the second half or at least see the game out,”

“It was not a nice way to end things last season, but overall we did well and we can improve.”  “We finished 12th so hopefully we can do even better.”

Anything better than 12th place next season would be good, and a position in the top eight would be excellent.

It seems a lot harder these days to finish in the top six, and looks almost impossible to get a Champions League position.

That’s because  of the top teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham, and all the resources those clubs have at their disposal.

But on the positive side, miracles have been known to happen more than once at Newcastle over the years.

😀

Howay The Lads!!

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201 comments so far

  • greek toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    We will only get to top half with a decent strike force and at the moment there is no sign of one!

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Happy to stay in the League to be honest!

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  • greek toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    I doubt we can aim top 8 if the core of our team is being shipped out we will need to aim for top 12 and once this new team gels together push for a european spot.

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  • greek toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Vila Boas signs for chelsea, wow der something CWARR got right

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  • Mac

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed when u beat this how abouthaving a trip home and celebrating with all your followers in TOON.

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7
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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed-our thoughts are with you -stay positive at all times.
    If we had added two strikers to our squad from last year then perhaps top eight. Despite my pleasure at who we are bringing in it will take a season for them all to bed in.
    So maybe top 10 will good attractive football.
    Howay the Lads.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    jonny ringo

    Are you taking the pi$$ mate or what!?

    No one is interested so just do one!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    News today that we are after Sturridge on 1yr loan deal

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  • Eastander

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    jonny are you actually having a laugh! have you seen the well wishes to ed on here any you’re still bleating on about that stupid facebook page you sick little boy! If you read the posts on here instead of only contributing that link you’d see how much people appreciate Ed and his blog and aint gunna sign up to some garbage facebook page!
    so if you wouldnt mind, kindly f*ck off!

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  • boyfromshields

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Greek toon
    Why not just put your 2nd post(4) at #1
    nobody gives a ^^%# if you’re first or 21st
    Grow up and post stuff not show you’ve got no life but to wait for a new article
    Go the Toon

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #13

    i dont cwarr called the villas boas thing … it was known that it was gonna be either hiddink or him .. cwarr is copying stuff of newsnow

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  • jonny_ringo13, you’ve been pushing your site for 3 or 4 days now, so I think everyone has seen it and everyone who want’s to join from here has. Now please stop.

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  • Mac

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Jonny Ringo F–K OFF

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #16

    OK LADS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THIS JOHNNY RINGO 13 HAS SHOWED A COMPLETE LACK OF RESPECT FOR A MAN THROUGH SERIOUS ILLNESS WHO STILL FINDS THE TIME TO ENTERTAIN US ALL WITH THIS BLOG IM CALLING ON ALL TRUE NEWCASTLE FANS AND FANS OF THIS BLOG TO BOYCOTT JOHNNY RINGOS FACEBOOK PAGE AND THEREFORE SHUT HIM DOWN HE HAS SHOWN A COMPLETE LACK OF RESPECT FOR ED AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME NOW DO WHATS RIGHT BOYCOTT HIS PAGE.

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  • hitman

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    agreed BOOM BOOM,or we get someone who knows what hes doing and bring down his facebook page.

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  • greek toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Instead of boycotting the page how about report it as spam, he could have said sorry in previous post and posted his link once a day to promote it but he constantly post it on every thread ed makes, piss off u ungrateful kid.

    ps- Ed hope all goes well and the spread is minor and can be treated. God willing you will be hear for many yrs to come reporting NUFC trophy win on this blog

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  • Stuart

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Go on that ringo’s facebook page and report it. Thats what I did lol.

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  • Mac

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Goooooooooooooooooooo BOOM BOOM

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  • Senior

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #21

    Maybe as VB is new Chelski gaffer he may entertain a bid for Sturridge from his mentors favorite club, might give him an excuse to come up and see the great man’s garden

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  • One more link from jonny_ringo13 and I’ll report it too. I did ask you politely jonny_ringo13.

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  • lborotoon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #23

    So sorry to hear you are unwell Ed, Im sure everyone who reads the blog is with me when I say I hope the treatment is successful and you beat it. Best wishes and im sure you will continue to entertain us on this blog for many years to come!

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  • Mac

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Too late. I have already reported him.

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Why do people get so angry about someone posting first? It is nice to keep the blog happy and upbeat and the first thing is only a bit of fun, therefore contributing to the mood of the blog. If you don’t like people posting first tough, stop being so grumpy some people actually like to be happy whilst reading Eds blog.

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  • cainezy

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #26

    Coozy put on twitter he has to lay low nufc aren’t happy with names getting out I will be backwith anything concrete his acount has now been deleted. there must be some trasfers going on !!

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  • Senior

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #27

    I reckon the difference between us finishing above the SMB , villa etc would be one Charles N’Zog.

    If the fatman can do us one kind turn this window he simply must move heaven and earth for this lad. Forget Menez, is unproven and doesnt even give me a semi.

    Zog has years of experience with teams struggling, maybe now is his chance to shine, howay man Charlie boy, yi kna it makes sense!!

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  • Wigham33

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #28

    Interesting that Barnetta on Wikipedia says he has signed for Newcastle United
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tranquillo_Barnetta

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #29

    His account hasnt been deleted? I still see it

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™, I don’t get upset. I enjoy seeing people make mugs of themselves when they post 1st and aren’t.

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  • Eastander

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #31

    sturridge to come here by the end of the window is at 10/1 on skybet and loan deals do count… that seems more than fair odds to me

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  • Vest

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #32

    Just wanted to wish you well, Ed. Our thoughts at with you and your family.

    Your’e the main man in NUFC blogging.

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  • roy cropper

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #33

    ED – keep your chin up lad & stay positive – thats the way you’ll beat it.

    good luck.

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  • Lachu

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #34

    Hi , meself from south India , following the blog for a long time now , but post very rarely . this blog is a wonderful place with passionate Geordie and non geordie magpies,just came to mention that Really sorry to hear tat you are ill .. our wishes are with you , m sure u ll win the fight ..

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #35

    @GeordieGerman Venez sur les gars

    People aren’t making mugs of themselves though are they? The people bitching about are the mugs as they are technically dampening the mood of the blog and don’t even realise. It’s only a little fun and it’s not hurting anybody, try smiling you might like it.

    xD

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #36

    REPORT ME TO FACEBOOK, THEY WONT DO ANYTHING, THEY NEVER DO. AND I SEEM TO BE GETTING MORE MEMBER THE ANGRIER YOU ARE ALL GETTING, YOU REALLY ARE MAKING IT WORSE. AND WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU GOING TO REPORT IT AS ANYWAY, AM NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG ON FACEBOOK. SO YOU KEEP IT UP. I HAVE ALREADY APOLOGISED TO ED ON HERE . AND BOOM YOU HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM MATE AND STUART YOU REPORT AWAY. I LL STILL BE HERE MATE

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  • Stuart

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #37

    Jonny, if a facebook page gets more than 50 reports in one day it is automatically shut down whether theres something wrong with it or not.

    Good luck with that.

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  • Lachu

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #38

    by the way if Citeh buy sanchez , we shd loan A.johnson , and sturridge from chelsea ..

    Sturr
    arfa cabaye a.johnson
    tiote Barton
    LB colo tayls simmo

    harps

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  • foggonridiculous

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #39

    Very best wishes Ed. It’s guys like you that underline what make the Geordie race and our beloved club the best bar none.

    I watch out for your blog every day. Long may it continue.

    1st!!!!!!! ……..darn it!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 22, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #40

    any1 got twitter ma helper sed theres rumours are going round were going to ask about the availability ov kalanic

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