Newcastle Poised To Qualify For Europe Next Season


To start this new year of 2012 Magpie’s manager Alan Pardew has said for the first time that European football is a reasonable aim of Newcastle United.

Alan Pardew – it’s possible for us to qualify for Europe

Newcastle have taken 30 points from the first half of the season of 19 games, and that’s 8 points better than they had at this time last year.

This is what Alan Pardew told the Sunday Sun today:

“I think we’ve got ourselves in a position where its possible that we could have European football,”

“I think that’s something we’re going to have to look to try to chase if we can.”

“If we can come out the other side of the African Nations Cup seventh or eighth I think we could have a good chance.”

There are a couple of ways of estimating how Newcastle will do in their final 19 game sof the seoasn.

One is to say we do the same again and end up with 60 points and last season that would have gained Newcastle 6th place behind Tottenham who got 62 points.

Another way is to say that Newcastle will gain the same number of points as they did last year in the final 19 games which was 24 points which would give us 54 points and we would have in 7th place.

That’s the place Everton ended up last season with 54 points, and they 5 points above Fulham in 8th position.

So whichever way you look at it Newcastle could finish 7th or even higher, and of course Newcastle are currently in 7th and 4 point above Stoke in 8th place and 7 points above Aston Villa in 9th place.

So unless Newcastle have a staggering decline in the second half of the season we should finish in a decent position come May and even qualify for Europe.

But we’ll certainly have to do a lot better than the last 9 games where we have taken only 5 points, and wins is what we need.

Draws are little better than defeats and it’s the wins that can propel Newcastle into 7th place this season.

With Williamson now back, and a top class center-back hopefully arriving soon, Newcastle can make their defense their launching pad to qualify for Europe next seoasn.

That would be great and probably at the very least one season earlier that we had expected.

That sounds like a good plan to us.

Howay The lads!!



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16 comments so far

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    little or no chance if we ship out out best players in the next few weeks and don’t build squad strength

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    * ship out our best players (too much falling over juice)

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  • Graeme

    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed, depending on how you look at it, the decline started against Man Shitty, continued with Swansea, Norwich, Liverpool etc.

    We have something like 5 point from last 8 games – that is definitely NOT European Qualifying form – its only the results of the first 11 games keeping us in a respectable position.

    If we return to the form of the first 11 games, without our only goal scorer for 4-6 weeks, we may have a fighting chance of Europe.

    If we carry on like we have in the last 8 games, without our only goal scorer, we will somewhere between 10th and 15th – like last year!!!

    The Illustrious Leaders” may well be happy with that – I’m damn sure I wont be. Its farsical

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  • Ian Magpie

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Europe!!!!! One current form……..NOT! Everyone has the right to their own opinion and I firmly believe that Ashley bought our club with one aim in mind and that is to put his company in the shop window of the world. At first he thought buying the club would be fun but soon realised that it needed a large injection of funds to stabalise the club! Once stabalised with a minimum investment on players to keep it in the Prem, he now has a stable advertising platform that will make money for him. From a business point of view, he doesn’t need to spend or push the club to the next level! That would require him to spend and as a business man, he simply doesn’t need to spend millions on players! His plan will be to keep the club in the Prem with the minimum cost and thats it! To those of yu who are happy and with the club being financially secure and just ‘ambling along’ and are content with this great club just making up the numbers then fine, thats upto you. Mediocrity………get use to it and as for signing the players that we need to push us onto the next level and challenge for honours………Europe, we have a golden opportunity but we require signings and that aint going to happen as it will simply cost too much!

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6

    No way… To play in Europe Pardew must have backing from owner with cash which is hard to believe. It’s not gonna happend only with fingers crossed and singing kumbaya..

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  • moonraker

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    nufc96
    You’re a freakin moron!

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  • planb

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Europe with Simpson and Raylor i base my assumptions of these two on the facts that they cannot Tackle,dribble, head, run or pass the ball and as long as pardew persists on playing these two liabilities europe will be the least of our problems.

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #9

    im dreamng of europa cup. this season its possible. all we need is to.play without fear

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #10

    nufc96 = W*nker.
    Get off our blog you f* tosser. Have you not got some colouring in books and crayons you can play with you retard?

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 1, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #11

    nufc96 = numptie

    Get off this blog you stupid child. We have all seen how entertaining you are, now go and eat your crayons.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    How can lambias have holidays when the transfer window opens?
    Ridiculous really.

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  • theleckworthbird

    Jan 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Head says Ian Magpie is right. Heart says surely the thought of having MA’s team bidding for European glory must stir some ambition somewhere in that calculator of a brain
    Happy new year to all – except Kenny Dalgleish

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  • theleckworthbird

    Jan 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh and except Graeme Souness also

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  • max

    Jan 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    need new defender if pardew doesnt has hope in kadar

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  • arctoa

    Jan 4, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Can’t see Europe happening, to be honest. The winter months will see us lose some more players to injury and we’ll not be able to compete any more. With that in mind I’ll be happy with a top-10 finish as it’ll be progress from last year: with the caveat that we show a little more ambition for next season.

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