Newcastle Need To Wake Up – Show Passion – And Beat Blackburn


Newcastle seemed to be coasting along far too much at Brighton on Saturday.

Alan Pardew – disappointed about Saturday

While they did try to get into a higher gear at the beginning of the second half,  it didn’t last very long,  and then after the rather lucky goal that Brighton got after the ball bounced off Mike Williamson into the net, that was it.

Another ignominious exit out of the famous FA Cup for a second season running under Alan Pardew.

Certainly the fans were not only disappointed after a poor performance from the lads, but it followed the complete surrender at Fulham in that second half, when we leaked five goals to Fulham.

And to think we had a very good defense at one point during the season, but in truth the last two games have hardly been good for Newcastle or their fans – in fact they’ve been absolutely terrible.

This is what Pardew told the Newcastle press  today:

“There’s a lot of disappointment about Saturday’s result.” “I understand that. The players have done terrific this season, we’ve got the maximum out of them.”

“Hopefully we can do it right through the season.” “If we can, we’re going to have a strong finish.”

“We are still disappointed about what happened at Brighton – even more so after seeing the stats and the information from the game.”

“We actually played quite well and there is some buoyancy in that. But now we need to get a good result.”

“We can consolidate our position in the Premier League if we win at Blackburn. So that is what we are looking to do.”

And Newcastle may be without Yohan Cabaye for the game tomorrow, although that depends on whether Newcastle will appeal against the charge of violent conduct made against the Frenchman,  for his altercation with Brighton’s Adam El-Abd.

It’s a wonder Alan wasn’t asked today if Newcastle would indeed appeal the charge before 6:00 pm tonight.

Shola Ameobi and Leon Best have not come through for Newcastle in the last two games, with none of them scoring, and indeed Shola has just one goal for Newcastle this season – the great equalizer at home to Tottenham.

Alan Pardew has said there’s a small chance that Demba Ba and Pappis Cisse could be on the bench for tomorrow night’s game, but maybe that’s just a rue, and he could start both of them.

We certainly hope so,  because we need something out of this game tomorrow night to get us back on track in the league and possible Europa Cup qualification, and a win could even see us up to 5th place in the league.

We’d like to see Newcastle show a lot more urgency and use a lot more energy than they did on Saturday, and maybe that’s what Alan is referring to above,  when he says the stats and information were disappointing from the game on Saturday.

The lads need to show far more passion than we’ve seen over the last couple of games.

In short they need to wake up, show some passion and beat Blackburn – in that order. 😀

And the latest on the transfer market – it seems that 18 year-old Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is having a medical at West Ham – so he’s not coming to Newcastle.

And Sky Sports is reporting that Bolton have had a bid turned down for Newcatsle target Wilfried Zaha of £7M.

But we cannot believe they would bid that high for the 19 year-old winger/striker, and in any case Wilfried has said he doesn’t want to join Bolton.

And news that QPR have bid £8M for Fulham’s Bobby Zanora – who would bid £8M for a 31 year-old?

Not Newcastle that’s for sure, the club has a lot more sense than that  these days.

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283 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    first???

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    haha gutted for indian magpie, okk someones bidded for perch, i want to keep him as i think he’s improved

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    lewy u bastard!

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  • Ian Magpie

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4
  • lewytoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #5

    see how long this article can go without grief for shola

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6
  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    bid for perch? really?

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  • fgb224lbs

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Llewy don’t tempt them

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    ba & cisse still in africa? well..at least ba cant have a medical=)

    now get us a cb..a good one.. i have a feeling that in worst case scenario we’ll sign that cesena hbas friend on loan..

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Pardew won’t let his star man Perch leave!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    We wont be getting that Mariappa guy if you ask me.

    How can we only have one target?? biggest load of pish..

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Phil Brown in the studio all day for some insight ahhaa

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13

    @Gorgonzola

    There making that spoof thing about players signing for Barcalona for every player, good or bad.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #14

    AMEOBI // Jan 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    pardew is a total pupet,

    we are into the last day of a transfer window, the one type of player we really need is a defender, he has known that for a while, i feel that any player brought in today is gona be a panick buy,

    attack him from a different angle here,

    ba, can you imagin if his team had got all the way to the final of the ACN, have you watched the same shite that iv been watching while he has been away, he is totally relying on one player to score us goals, with no back up plan,,

    no one can say how cisse will be, on paper he is a good signing, but on paper andy carroll was for liverpool, pardew seems to have all his eggs in demba ba’s basket , god forbid he ever gets injured,,

    alan pardew is a puppet , with no back up plan, he is no better than CH was, and CH was just learning the managers job, AP has been around a while, the sooner he gets the england job the better

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #15

    gorgonzola us the joke? were the biggest spenders and we aint yet done! wayne bridge and kevin davies now theres a joke!

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #16

    NO mean Boom Boom I meant cause of Shola….. I am cool relax….

    Harry Knobdnapp hahahahhahahahah story funny as hell….

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Common Lads Common Pards get in the CB …!!!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Catchy moved on from Obertan?

    Now slagging of Pardew everyday.lol ??

    6th In the league mate,he can be a puppet all he wants if we stay there. 😉

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #19

    class link regards shola moving, only wish it was true, even for free

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Final bid for mariappa gone in from pardew

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #21

    @Catchy In Norway

    1) How can it be a panc buy if they’ve had all transfr window to consider it?
    2) Strikers do tend to score the most goals for all Premiership teams.
    3) Your complain about the signing of Cisse that he might not be good, couldnt you say that about any signing, or would you rather have not signed a striker?
    4) You think Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew were both bad managers at Newcastle. Did you go to any Championship match?

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Pardew isn’t that good of a manager, sorry lad’s. He has been lucky this season, and shows that when it comes too big tactical decisions he hasn’t a clue, he has done really well though, just feel that he is over-rated.

    Just have too say there is a lot of difference between local support and foreign of here. Everyone local loves Ameobi, he is comical and always does the best too his ability, it’s not his fault he is sh@te.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #23

    catchy

    Are you mental?

    You’re claiming it’s stupid we’re relying so much on one player – but signing Cisse doesn’t count??

    That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Catchy,
    you’re blaming Pardew? Pardew doesnt have controll on the money……… christ im sure he qould buy if he could, give it till late to judge him. for me hes a good man

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  • Stuart

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Absolutely no point trying to reason with catchy, the lads never cracked a smile in his life.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #26

    No top manager would work for Ashley & Llambias.

    So were stuck with Pardew for the forseable future.
    Weather people like it or not.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Level 7 Hero,

    doubt hes been to a game in his life

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #28

    @gorgonzola // Jan 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    http://www.skybet.com/cms/breaking-transfer-news.shtm?name=shola+ameobi

    damn we are joke of the town…
    —————————-

    Thank you Ameobi. For making us the joke in town. If he starts against Blackburn, i’ll just switch off the tv straight away.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #29

    HAHA

    Gotta hand it to AP, he saw it first 🙂

    Good luck Strolla – off to Barca and setting the La Liga on fire.

    …great prospect when you see one. What a hoot hehe

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #30

    I think catchy got his lunch money stole at school.

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  • CapColo

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    there are some real clowns on here!

    why is Pardew getting the blame?

    6th in the league and we have some real class in the team, which appears to be slowly built upon (Cissé)

    also worth noting we have spent the most this window!

    players under contract cant just leave – i’m sure everything that can be done, is being done. They just don’t want to take risks or pay over the odds….which I think is fair enough! Look at the poor scousers….pah ahaha UNLUCKY!!!

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Pardew is 6th after spending 500 grand in transfer market
    Dalglish is 7th after spending 100M+

    Ohhhh Pardew playing on the heartstrings there
    ‘If he doesnt come now, he wont be coming to this football club’
    ‘I think Watford might have to listen to what the by wants to do’

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Saha to spurs if defoe goes to the bindippers. That will make me laugh. Saha can’t kick a ball these days without his leg falling off!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus – I think ‘Arry sent a convoy to pick up Zaha, but we all know he cant spell to well, so they have picked up Saha instead by the looks of it!!!!! 😉

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Pardews gonna contest Cabaye’s red card.

    Asking for trouble there like.
    That”ll be 1 extra game added to the ban.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #36

    The title especially dedicated to our no 23 striker

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Is is possible to contest the FA to FIFA for not being consistent in their ruling.

    There is something called precedents.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Robert

    I didn’t see the incident, and can’t seem to find footage of it anywhere. Did it look deliberate?

    It’s only an extra game if the appeal is deemed pointless, but having not seen it I dont know whether it is..

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #39

    @Toon_Tom

    Hehe, you crack me up mate… 🙂

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  • Stuart

    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #40

    I dont think brutoons a real person. I think hes just one of those automated message-bot things that just has a memory bank of Shola insults that it randomly posts.

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