Time To Move On – Fans Shoudn’t Be Concerned After Saturday


The doom and gloom is beginning to lift after the poor display on Saturday.

Alan Pardew – shown today in the sunshine of Tenerife

Alan Pardew are now in Tenerife and the sun is shining down on the Newcastle squad, as they have their mid-season break to do some team building and reflect on what they have achieved in the first part of the season.

The truth is that Newcastle are in 6th place in the Premier League and a good 6 points above Stoke City in 8th place,  and a much better goal difference too.

So if Newcastle can get in a decent run of games through the end of the season, there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot end up in the top 7 in the Premier League.

Alan Pardew  and  the lads apparently flew into Tenerife on Saturday night from Gatwick,  after the defeat at Fulham.

And they will have already had meetings with the coaching staff to look at how the team have done in the first 22 league games of the season.

Alan seemed very upbeat when he talked to nufcTV this afternoon from their training camp:

“Fulham was a disappointing game, but not a disappointing weekend, fortunately.”  “The other results mean we are still right in there, and that’s where we want to be.

“Arsenal lost, Stoke got beat and Chelsea got a draw, so we find ourselves in a not too different position to where we were at the start of that game.”

“It’s gone now – there’s nothing we can do about it. We will reflect on the second half and make sure that never happens again.”  “We just lost our way.”

“That can happen in the Premier League, but there is nothing to panic or worry about.”  “We are in a fantastic position, and if our fans are a little bit concerned after Saturday, they shouldn’t be.”

“We are looking at those above, don’t worry about that.”  “I came here in the summer to view the place, and it’s fantastic – really top notch,” 

“We are out here on the back of a disappointing result, which isn’t ideal, but it’s nice to have a break and bring us all together.”

“After that result we needed it,  just to go over a few things in the next couple of days.”

Newcastle have 36 points from their 22 league games,  with 10 wins and 10 draws and 6 defeats, and a goal difference of +2.

And we would have taken that in a NY minute,  if somebody had suggested that’s where Newcastle would be at the end of January.

Last season we ended up with 11 win and 13 draws over the full season and finished up in 12th position with 46 points.

We have also just signed top Senegal striker Papiss Cisse,  so there is still a lot to be happy with, even after Saturday’s disappointing result and second half performance.

We are hoping the lads will recharge their batteries in Tenerife,  and then come out at Brighton like the proverbial steam train, and qualify for round 5 and the last 16.

If we can do that we have every right to look forward to a home draw in round 5, and the possibility is that we can reach the quarter finals.

If we can do that anything is then possible.

Howay the Lads!!



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85 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #1
  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #2

    I have a sneaky feeling ben arfa is trying to plant the idea of a transfer to psg into the medias letting them know hes available.thats what it looks like in his latest interview.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #3

    lewytoon – Why on earth would she do such a thing lmao

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  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Lewytoon last weeks news and the girl was trying to be drake.just a toon fan edited it to make it look like she wanting to be besty

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #5

    I finally calmed down after Saturday now. I think after Arsenal and Lpool both lost, it wasn’t to bad. I was reading the metro on way to work and they were doing an article on the race to champions league and we were included in the group. Im not saying we will get champs league, but its nice to be thought of seriously. I think I was calling for Shola to be hanged after the match lol!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Where has this Ben Arfa-PSG thing come from

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  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #7

    His latest interview is on goal.com and metro regarding psg comments

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #8

    why is it ppl on here constantly link players with leaving (only the ones that r playing well) makes me laugh

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  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Sorry if any of you guys think im a newb.been on ere a few yr just havnt posted in a long while.so pleased to meet you all new and old.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10

    jail its jus idiots doing what they usually do one of our players hits abit form so he that must mean hes being sold

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  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Im a bit concerned because a)its in a middle of jan. B) because our owner likes cash c)its happened before d) benny ain t happy and e)hes manufactured two moves from his last two clubs. i will be devasted if he goes

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #12

    I think all players speak with forked tongue these days,so that if they do move it looks like they always wanted to do that deal and if they stay they were misinterpreted….

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  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #13

    No one has stated psg are interested just what benny says is himself is a bit worrying

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  • roe997

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #14

    I realy hope beny stays.i love his style and ‘philosify’

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #15

    when has ben arfa said hes not happy here never so what u on about

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #16

    When we get Tiote, Ba and Cisse back we can kick on and seal a top 7 finish which will be a massive season for us as no doubt we are going to lift the FA Cup 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #17

    @ roe997

    Now this is goal.com copying something from Eurosport, meaning lazy journalist just rewriting quotes taking out of context and also translated from French to English; god knows what is lost in translation 😉

    “Ben Arfa admitted, though, that he would not have a problem returning to his native France.

    “…For me, it’s different,” he explained. “I am French so it’s not the same as it is the championship of France. It’s not the same relationship for Tevez…”

    roe997, take it easy mate…

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Its more BS story telling, lazy journo’s twist a simple comment to sensationalise it and thus create a headline

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #19

    roe997, it was about Tevez and PSG, and Goal.com quickly made it out to be about HBA wanting to leave for PSG in the future….

    Silly journalists; not to mention lazy as well. Brits know how to sell papers 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #20

    davyb
    Some people get a buzz out of talking sh*te whether its about signing somebody,or letting a player go.That mikeashleysamackem reckons his mate saw that French kid at the airport though,claims to have seen all our other singings there too,I dont know how reliable he is though.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #21

    @JFA

    I guess we’ll know tomorrow 😉

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #22

    JFA – Who has supposedly been seen at the airport?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Mangola will not be coming to us.. why would we get someone on loan who we cant buy when he wont play.. pointless.. we’ll be buying someone and av gota good feelings its going to be Mbiwa or Douglas(not that ive seen Douglas play)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #24

    JB
    ma isa mackem reckons his mate who works at the airport
    has seen Malanga,and claims to have had news on Ba Cisse and others in the past,he says check out his other posts if we dont believe him.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #25

    GT89 – Douglas is an animal, would love him to come here, even more so now as he’s playing for Holland and not Brazil so no long trips to South America

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #26

    JFA – I don’t know anything about Malanga, is he any good?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Doh
    Mangola : 0

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #28

    HBA has said this before when asked if he would ever consider a team like PSG – I believe he’s a boyhood fan and wouldn’t mind realising his dream one day. No problem with that, because I don’t think he’s unhappy here, in fact I’m certain he has had a lasting impression of the way the Toon has supported him through his injury and feels it when he gets onto the SJP turf. I think he’s like Ba (can’t just call him Demba now!) and feels the need to prove himself first, and maybe repay some of that love. I think he’s well on the way to that now.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #29

    @JFA

    I thought is was Eliaquim Mangala?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #30

    JB
    No idea mate I only really watch the Premiership.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Jores Okore <<< Where apparently after him

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #32

    We should also get Rasmus Falk hes fooking immense

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #34

    @ GeordieToon89

    I highly doubt we’re after anyone from the Danish League; being a Dane myself I don’t think any of them are good enough – at least not for now 😉

    Danish players are usually more suited for the Dutch or German League maybe even Italian.

    Agger is one of the British success stories…

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #35

    We were linked with that Mangala before wernt we in the summer

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Jesper – What do you think of Rasmus Falk then mate?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #37

    @JB

    I still cannot comprehend why the club offered him and extension on his contract; it’s not like he has any suiters and it is definitely not like he’s performing is it 😉 hehe

    Love him or hate him, but as far as I am concerned, if you cannot perform at this level at 100% you have no business being here – he’s clearly chronically injured.

    He should never be an option!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Dont want to ignite another Sholla debate, but after read that story about him, 50 goals in 13 season in pathetic really, especially when you consider some of the players that he’s played with 🙁

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Right whats crack tonight then? (warning alcohol has been consumed thus normal comments may be disrupted)

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #40

    @GeordieToon89

    Young bright kid, but more suited for the Dutch League if you ask me 😉

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