Newcastle Now One Point Out Of Second Place

The results went Newcastle’s way on Sunday,  and Newcastle ended the weekend just one point out of second place in the Premier League.

Chris Foy sends Didier Drogba off at QPR

Manchester United players seemed to almost give up at the end of their derby at Old Trafford, with Manchester City and after 88 minutes a 3-1 defeat became a 6-1 embarrassment.

It was what Alex Ferguson called the worst loss in his total career, and he said he couldn’t remember ever being beaten 6-1 as a player or manager,  but I remember a team in the North East that walloped Manchester United 5-0 at St. James Park on Sunday, October 20th, 1996.

City increased their goal difference by 10 from today’s game over Manchester United, and some of the Manchester United players seemed to give up near the end, and that’s completely unacceptable.

Let’s hope Newcastle get the luck that QPR got at home to Chelsea yesterday afternoon, when the referee sent two Chelsea players off and awarded QPR a penalty, and that was all in the first half.

For Neil Warnock to say it was the greatest day of his life was strange,  since he was completely out-coached in the second half with Chelsea the better side even though they had only 9 men and moist PL teams would have fancied their chances with the events that unfolded in QPR’s favor.

QPR won only 1-0 and Neil Warnock after the game said he didn’t think referee Chris Foy made many mistakes at all.

As is happening far too much in the Premier League these days, the referee completely spoiled the game, and just for good measure referee Chris Foy gave 7 yellow cards to Chelsea players and two to QPR players.

Spurs beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and Newcastle’s opponents on Wednesday evening in the Carling Cup remain bottom of the league just below Wigan.

It will be interesting to see what team Alan Pardew will field against Blackburn Rovers.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • dutchy

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #1

    That video always makes me happy, first memory i have of newcastle united. I was 6 when it happened. Todays results were amazing for us, were never gonna win the league but to still be in touching distance of second and third after 9 games is amazing.

  • Minato

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #2

    One of my favourite moments has to be listening to that plum Andy Grey going on and on about the first goal not being over the line..after every clear replay…then at the end when its finally framed and frozen clearly over the line he just descends into a fainted mumble..Man United *** sucker.

    Great one for posting that up Ed brought back some fond memories…

  • TheMightyOne

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Steve Harper is going on loan to Brighton
    its unlucky for him that Krul has been playing so well
    but i would still prefer to keep him let him play the cup games and let Elliot go out on loan
    Anyway, Good Luck Harps

  • Minato

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #4

    This game also reminded me how lucky we are to have Peter Beardsley at our club. What a genius..

  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Aaahhhhh 😀 One of my earliest memories too! A CB hasn’t scored a better goal before or since!

    St James’ was rocking. Should show the current team that, while they’re all present together – inspiring.

  • Sav

    Oct 24, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Pity we aren’t playing Chelski next week, than. Drogba certainly deserved to go and I’ve seen more dubious penalties than that given, so what’s Chelski’s complaint? Of course, they are a better side but if you break the rules you get punished and they did.


    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    Comment #7

    yesterday is gonna is goin 2 give us a better chance of catching up! But We’re playing on monday night so all of our rivals will have a head start on us!
    Satday Its arsenal-chelsea which could easily go either way depending on which arsenal & chelsea team turn up. Is it gonna be the arsenal team of late that slowly strangled the makems & stoke? Or is it gonna be the same team that got hammered 8-2 by man u? Is it gonna be the chelsea that finished a close 2nd last season or the chelsea team that was embarrased by qpr? Its also Everton v man u. If man u play everton the way they played man city sunday then they will lose to the toffees 2!
    Then again chelsea & man u’s players will be getting a mental,verbal & physical beating off there managers and coaches all this week and could both get squeeze out a win saturday aswell!


    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #8

    spuds and liverfool will both be gunning to catch the top 4 to so there respective teams will be playing out of there skins! We also have to hope these 2 lose or at least just get a draw, before our extremely tough task of attempting to wrestle 3points from a stubborn & physical Stoke side away from home! Hwtl 4 blackburn & stoke we’re good enough to beat both but it won’t be easy!


    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry bout my last 2 posts, im new 2 this! Next time im going to read my comments through before posting ha ha ha! Some stuff was there i was meant to delete and other stuff wasn’t i was meant to add in lol! I’m not p!st honestly i’ve just got in from work at 2am. tired much ha ha! Gudnite peeps im of 2 bed. =D

  • blissna

    Oct 24, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Lol no worries LEROI. Good comments. Bang on.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 24, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #11

    I still cannot believe where we are now.

  • Souperstar_IndianGeordie

    Oct 24, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #12

    The last goal was freakin awesome man!

  • Twatter

    Oct 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #13

    One of the best posts on for a while. Beautiful trip down memory lane as well as a much long overdue pop at Neil “Dinner Lady”Warnock for good measure.

  • bambams

    Oct 24, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #14

    did anyone else notice warnock standing all alone in the middle of the pitch after the game….Why? The bloke thinks he is something he is not, used to enjoy his banter but nowadays talks crap just to get a reaction and by standing there alone just shows he is stuck up his own ar@e wanting more attention.


    Oct 24, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #15

    southampton beat man u 6 – 2 just after we beat by 5 ha

  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 24, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Surely Manutd cannot be champions, after a preformance like this.

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 24, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Man Utd have conceded the same amount of goals in one game than we have all season!!!! GOSH

  • Lew Davies

    Oct 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #18


    Ha Ha nice word. lol
    You can bet there will be a backlash to that result tho.
    I wouldn’t want to be Everton lol.
    Think Chelsea v Arsenal will be a cracker too.

    More importantly tho, I hope AP puts out our strongest side against Blackbum on wednesday.

  • Lew Davies

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Great atmosphere in the ground that day.
    Before the redevelopment of the milburn stand.
    Only 36,000 fans, but put our current 48k to shame.
    Happy days.

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #20

    @Jimmybob: It was 6-3 mate.

    @Toon_Tom: Aye but in fairness they haven’t got the best defence in the league, have they? 😉

  • fungus44

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #21

    Nothing on the official site yet as to Harper going out on loan to Brighton so might be just paper talk ,hope i am right .the migthyone

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #22

    @Lew Davies: Actually, the smaller the stadium, the louder it will be. Sound got trapped really easily before the redevelopment while it now kind of gets funnelled out via the Milburn and Leazes – that’s also why the Gallowgate seems louder than Level 7.

    The more you know!

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #23

    great post ed i dont think anyone can read it without pressing the play button haha after sir les goal keys going look at shearer look at shearer lol

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #24

    @eaststandgeordie: Tell me one man who can’t laugh at Shearer’s celebration there. I crease laughing every time mate haha

    Same with Solano here:

    Something about how he stops, points and shouts “Hey!” has me in stitches every time haha

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #25

    @thump was a great day how can fergie forget it lol

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #26

    On the subject of funny, yet brilliant goals…

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #27

    not as funny as this hahahaha

  • danuneek

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    I’ve just realised we have the best defense in the league. We’ve let less goals in than any other team!

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Haha I totally forgot about that one mate. I love how Bernard just kind of stands there after he gets tackled, Robert’s screamer is just the cherry on the icing on top of the cake 😉

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #30

    danuneek – weve got the best defence in the country

  • Whey_Aye_Cabaye

    Oct 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Haha moist premier league teams, love it how man utd conceded 6 in 1 match and we conceded 6 in 9, things don’t get better.


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