Newcastle Not Getting Ahead of Themselves

We’ve written a few articles recently about the possibility of Newcastle qualifying for the Europa Cup next season.

Alan Pardew – keeping his feet firmly on the ground

That will be at least one season earlier than any official plans at St. James’ Park,  and we are also trying to keep our feet on the ground and not get too carried away –  like in days of old.

But that relegation disaster in May, 2009 really had a lasting effect on us, and we are more cautious these days about what is possible for the Newcastle club.

But we are still very willing to be surprised by what Newcastle can achieve this season, and so far Alan Pardew and his team have done just great, and all credit to them for that.

Alan Pardew has said he will have a go at finishing as high up in the league as possible this season, and that games like today at Craven Cottage, without three of our best players in Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, are very important games for Newcastle.

Shola Ameobi says the players are not getting too carried away either:

“I guess at the start of the season people would not have put us in the position we are currently in, but I think you see every season there are teams that surpass people’s expectations.”

“You deserve to be where you are in the league. The teams that go down deserve to go down. We deserved to go down three seasons ago because we were not good enough.”

“So on the flip side of that, you deserve to be where you are because we have played well this season.”  “We have players who can win us games. “

“We are not getting too ahead of ourselves and know it is still a long way to go until May 13, so we are just keeping our heads down.”

“The manager has dealt with the whole situation well,  with the players and the fact he has not let us get out of hand and be something that we are not.”

“He knows the formula for our success is hard work and if we keep on doing that, there is no reason why we cannot be in this position at the end of the season.”

That’s just exactly what we want to see from the Newcastle players through the rest of the season.

Hard work and playing their hearts out for the Newcastle cause, and with any luck we may just surprise ourselves this season, starting this afternoon with a possible win at Fulham.

A win will have us in 5th position in the league tonight, at least until Arsenal host Manchester United tomorrow afternoon.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • HowayTheLads

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone know if the Newcastle game is being shown on or wherther it’s just commentry?

  • ToonIcon

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Our future’s looking good we seem to be on the right path

  • ToonIcon

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    rhink its just commentry

  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Neil Warnock on Football Focus, should be interesting…… doubt he’ll bite his tongue with regards to Barton.

  • thaitoon

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #5

    there is nothing wrong with having higher expectations of qualifying for europe, rather than fighting it out in a relegation battle, but having said that we must not get carried away just yet.
    there is much more team building to be done before we can start thinking of loftier hights.


    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    I hope auld lazy eye redknapp gets a right proper f****g hiding tomorrow sick of that liite prick and his wheeling and dealin tactics he borders on illegality every time he speaks about other teams players hope defoe fecks off and leaves him in the lurch curly headed f***k

  • alex84

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    no links today lads?

  • GeordieGesus

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #8

    HowayTheLads, Sorry was out for awhile. Neither.

  • geordiegav1987

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ve supported newcastle my whole life and I’ve never been more excited about the direction of our club. I know we had some great years back in the 90’s but this new generation at nufc really looks like it could be going places.
    I hope we do get european football next season because it will mean that we have to bring in some more quality and it will be more likely that we hold on to the talented players we have at the moment, but if we don’t get european football then at least our club is moveing in the right direction and there’s allways next season.
    as for the match today newcastle 2-0 ben arfa and captain collo to score HWTL

  • nufcfoxy

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Any links for the game lads? I normally use if that help but any other links will be great 🙂

  • kilcline

    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #11

    A good window for us will be no first teamers leaving and the french defender coming in.

    In the summer:

    Ameobi, Best, Perch, Smith, Kadar, Harper all moved out and replaced with:

    Promote another young keeper
    Sheff U centre back

  • Davey_H

    Jan 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Here is a place I look for links when I cannot get match on motorised dish…

    I have got it in HD today so result 😉

  • nufc786

    Jan 21, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #13 chelsea norwich game sky sports 2

  • nufcfoxy

    Jan 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Davey_h – is that free?

  • Jonty

    Jan 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry chaps but i’m not very confident today. I think it’s a mixture of players missing, poor recent record at Craven Cottage and the new found optimism of NUFC supporters. In my decades of supporting the lads experience tells me that when we start talking optimistically we usually end up with egg on our faces. Mnd you if we were at full strength I would be feeling more confident.

  • DembaDutchNufc

    Jan 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #16

    There’s a good website lads . Anything to help my Geordie brothers 🙂 Haway the Lads SMOKEY BACON

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jan 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Im pretty sure Pardew has 4th spot as his target although he would never admit to it publicly. Why settle for the poison chalice that is the Europa League? there is just too many games for it to be worthwhile. C’mon Norwich!!

  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Most pundits saying were gonna lose today,time to prove em wrong.
    Eurosport in Norway is showing the Senegal game at 11:00 this evening.
    Recording it so I can see it as me n the mrs are out,looking forward to seeing the new toon partnership
    We can’t get ahead of ourselves but with the team we have now we should be empectin a top 7 finish


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