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Getting Into Europe Will Help Us Financially – Pardew

1:41 pm, Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 188 Comments

Alan Pardew has praised the way the club is currently being run financially.

Alan Pardew - club is well run financially

With clubs like Rangers, Port Vale and Portsmouth all seemingly going belly up, it was good news yesterday that Newcastle have a firm grip on their finances.

And certainly all the trends are going in the right direction and Newcastle lost only £3.9M last financial year through June of last year, on increased revenues of £88.4M.

This is what Alan had to say today on Newcastle’s fine financial results:

“I think our fans should be pleased,” “There are a lot of fans up and down the country – Port Vale this week – where you could really worry about your football club in terms of the financial standing of it.”

“We haven’t got that going on, we are in a good financial situation.” “Mike Ashley, Derek Llambias, Lee Charnley, the Secretary and the board here have worked really hard with the finances and we have discipline in that sense.”

“We have to be competitive within that financial discipline.”

But even though there are some constraints on spending  Pardew seems confident that the money will be available to strengthen the side this  summer.

Alan can help himself greatly and boost the money available to him this summer, if he can guide Newcastle to a Europa League position for next season.

And we think finishing in our current 6th position in the Premier League could have Newcastle do just that.

Alan continued:

“Obviously, I would like more and I have to get a small revenue.” “Hopefully, that will start if we get into Europe that will help.”

“We are in great shape,” he said. “ And that is good news for us as we look to progress.” “We know it’s not easy at the moment, I pick up a local paper and see that jobs are tough up here.”

“We aren’t laying people off, we are probably going to employ a few extra.” “So that’s a good thing.”

The lads will face a very tough game at the Emirates on Monday night, and a draw from the game, which is being televised live around the world,  would be a very good result for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Financials · Newcastle News





188 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Moncour,

    If you are there FYI,

    17 +25 = 42

    and while we are at it First

  • 2 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    11 games to play, and i hope we go all out in them. It’s so important that we reach Europe imo, but i’m not holding my breath.
    A draw is the best outcome i’m hoping for on Monday, Arsenal are finishing hard this year it seems.
    Maybe our first two draws could become another unbeaten run? Would help :)

  • 3 check the toastie // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Dont know whether i should admit up to this but hope the Mackems beat Liverpoll 2moro, hate the bindippers currently, hope the mackems pick up a few really nasty injuries along the way though. The target now for me for the rest of the season is staying above scumpool, think it will be tough but it would for me help with recruitment in the summer to finish 6th, breaking up the so called big six.

    Financially as seen by results over the past days we have no right to do so, also the season will still be a success if we finish 7th but a disppointing one.

    Also if we were to sell a NAME in the summer for 25/30million that money if used as well as the latest batch of recruitment could seal us in the top 4 in a couple of years. So i could almost come to terms losing Tiote, as much as i like the guy, think hes a little overated by some on here.

  • 4 Toon Tang // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves. – quote ?

  • 5 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Ibizatoon

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Ibizatoon,
    i meant that i am not good with Predictions

  • 7 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Indian?

  • 8 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Ahhh….neither am I, as you will likely see come Monday :)

  • 9 toon-hendy // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Alright lads, I know some people were talking about this briefly the other day about the EXTRA EUROPE SPACE. But this was all to do with the domestic cups (league and FA cup).

    Well what if Man City or Man U won the Europa league? The winners of that goes straight into the champions league don’t they? Or just back into the Europa? Either way, surely that means another space for a team in the premierleague because they’ve already qualified for Europe… If anyone knows then feel free to share because I’ve been thinking about it and asking people all morning!!! Just means that more chance NUFC will be playing thursday nights!

  • 10 Moncur // Mar 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Indian

    What are you talking about there ….17+25=42…..

    What re you trying to say

  • 11 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    i tht u added liverpools sponsporship as 32 instead of 42

  • 12 Moncur // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    That post earlier was cut and pasted from The Journal pal, its not my quote, thats What Llmbias said.

  • 13 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    apologies

  • 14 Colo-Sus // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Indian

    Its a quote from Llambias not Moncurs maths mate lol!

    Reading between the lines, Llambias is poor at Maths

  • 15 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Yes

  • 16 LGFUAD21 // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Im not saying everybody should jump on some Ashely Llambias bandwagon and praise them but I do think they are committed to the club and serious about it now.

    DL put up his hands in the interview and said “we made mistakes, we didnt know what we were doing when we came here”
    Pardew’s interview last week corroborates this fact.

    Ashley is trying to turn us into the next Arsenal. A self financing club that can compete with the best. And if he achieves it then I think we can forgive him for the past.

    He has shown commitment in the purchase of Cisse, He has been present at every game this season and when he is at St James he generally looks more interested in the club now. Compare how he is sat watching the games now compared to a year ago?

  • 17 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    It’s not like you need basic math skills to run a football club

  • 18 Colo-Sus // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Ibiza,

    nah he just rings up the accountant and ks him if we can afford players…Dilligent.

  • 19 Tsunki // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Doesn’t reading between the lines mean you’re not reading anything?

    Check @ 3 – I put forward that very awful thought that it mau be good if the mackems won. Not many takers on that!

    I think at least the last 3 articles should have been just one imho, it cuts up one large and very banter-worthy subject into a blog-trotting fest. I’m on a phone man slow down!!!! :)
    The title of this one is kinda self-explanatory too isn’t it ha ha?

  • 20 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    lol. simple as

  • 21 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    well he sees maths when calculates profits

  • 22 Toon_Tom // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Tsunki – looking at the table and end of season standings etc.. then yes it would be more benificial if the Unwashed got a result against Liverpool, i think we ALL think that, but dont put these types of thoughts in writing please, keep it to yourself!!!!!!!!! ;)

  • 23 Jonny // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Is it finance day today or something? I wanna hear some news ahead of the Arsenal game! Massive game and i am more interested about what goes on the pitch than off it.

  • 24 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Jonny….no football this weekend for us, so we have lots of time to discuss the Arsenal game. But as you’ve mentioned it…what’s your thoughts?

  • 25 Toon_Tom // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Raylor~~~~~~~~~Willo~~~~~~Colo~~~~~~~~~~Santon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Obertan~~~~~~~~~~~Cabaye~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jonas
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HBA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ba~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • 26 Toon_Tom // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    I would possibly swap Obertan with HBA and play Obertan behind BA?

  • 27 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Toon_tom – Looks good to me. Who’s to say Obertan and Benny can’t alternate. Stop Arsenal getting used to the style of play

  • 28 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Pardew comparing one of Englands greatest clubs NUFC with Portvale this guy needs a reality check!

  • 29 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    If Pardew the bulls lug was any good as a manager we would be well on for Europe instead of hoping other teams drop points we should be winning games to make sure we qualify.

  • 30 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Billy…do you not know how to understand written English? He says “in terms of the financial standing of it.”

  • 31 Beattie25 // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Pardew is full of the proverbial bull crap.

    He says that people at nufc are not getting laid off.

    That’s totally inaccurate. What about Alan smith and Peter lovenkrands?

    They’ll be claiming job seekers allowance cone June and I for one am upset that mr. Pardew has forgotten that these 2 rich footballers will be struggling on benefits soon. I just hope he can give them both a good reference to help them back into employment sooner rather than later!

  • 32 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Merson re NUFC: “No matter what happens, this has been an unbelievable season for them. They just need to make sure they finish above Sunderland!”

  • 33 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Ibizatoon your a mug defending pardew all the time we have 52000 fans to portvales 15000 get a grip!

  • 34 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Beattie. Behave ;)

  • 35 Beattie25 // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Toon Tom

    I would play them both

  • 36 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Ibizatoon go lie on your sunbed son your just an irritant picking problems to skew the arguement in favour of pardew the guy talks crap!

  • 37 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    fear of spiders is called arachnophobia

    fear of cheik tiote is called common sense

  • 38 Pardew's fist pump // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20120309/boss-hopes-french-fancy-hatem_2281670_2641558

    :D

    I’d go with this against the Arses:

    _______________Krul_______________
    Raylor_____Willo_____Colo_____Santoon
    _______________Tiote
    HBA_______Guthrie_Cabaye_______Jonas
    _______________Ba

    I actually think Pardew is going to do something out of character and go for this one though, playing HBA, Ba and Cisse from the start.

  • 39 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Billy, Ted & Bob (as i’m assuming you’re all the same sad little individual). Perhaps I am a mug, but not for the previous comment.

    Pardew did not compare Port Vale and Newcastle as similar clubs. He said that fans should be happy the club is being run financially well, otherwise we could have a situation similar to that of Port Vale (going in to administration). Shall we continue this ridiculous discussion or move on?

  • 40 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Billy….thanks, but I’ll pass. A little cloudy today :)

  • 41 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    note there’s just enough time between billy Ted and bobs posts to change account

  • 42 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Ibizatoon Pardew finds it easier to compare us with the Portvales instead of the Man utds because hes a loser and we will never win out with him in charge look at the way hes trying not to get us in to Europe out of the last 6 points just 2 says it all wimped out of the FA cup against crappy opposition!

  • 43 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Ted….You’re laughable. Honestly you are. Pardew messed up the last 2 games so that we wouldn’t qualify for Europe? Do enlighten me, why?

    Sure he’s not the best manager and has made, some may say, many mistakes, but get real. No way he’s tried to lose.

    Also, he didn’t compare us to Man U, as they haven’t recently gone in to administration…duh!

  • 44 Toon_Tom // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Beattie > thats what i meant (look at my line up)

    I would play them both, but not sure who I would have on the right or behind BA. Obertan on the Right with Benny behind BA (number10role) or Benny out right with Obertan behind BA.

    Personaly I think that Obertan may be good in that possition with his skill and pace behind the foward, thats where he played for the reserves

  • 45 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Nor are we comparable with ManU at this point

  • 46 Pardew's fist pump // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Ibiza, why do you answer the twerp?

  • 47 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Ibizatoon Pardew’s fist pump so do you two brain surgeons expect us to go into administration? what a couple of mongs!

  • 48 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    PFP….I really have no idea. I suppose I have an underlying hope they will stop being such “twerps”. We’re all entitled to opinions, however there anti Pardew antics makes me think that perhaps they persist a little to much….Closet Pardew lovers is what i’m thinking.

  • 49 GeordieToon89 // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    A wonder who this player is that Ashley has give the money and the go ahead to sign

  • 50 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    did schools get out early today?

  • 51 Beattie25 // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Bob and ted you dillusional little schizophrenic man.

    How can you compare port vale and Newcastle? Easy.

    Port vale are a massive club with a rich history.

    Winners of the champions league a record 11 times, the premiership 8 times and the FA vase trophy twice.

    Their beneficiaries include Robbie Williams, jonathon Wilkes and phil ‘the power’ Taylor and are regarded as the richest club in world football.

    The players brought through the ranks reads like a who’s who of fooorballibg royalty. Gareth ainsworth, John Taylor, jim Bowen, need I go on?

    So non, ted, Billy whoever you are. Shut it!

  • 52 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Billy. Congratulations. You’ve finally gotten what I’m saying. Based on the recently released finances, I think we’re going in to administration.

    P.S. I’m actually a rocket scientist and I believe fist pump is running to be PM

  • 53 jonnymcdonald // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Really hope we can get back into Europe, think it will help us build the squad in the summer. Allowing us to push for Europa football season after season.

    Think the Spurs game should be a lesson to Pards and try and play 5 in midfield, Gutherie in for Cisse maybes and HBA on the right wing. Would love Raylor to replace Simmo but wont happen.

    Also Ed don’t call them who ripped the signs off the wall last night ‘fans’. Not fans at all in my opinion.

    Sidenote – Good riddance to Rangers the tax dodging knackers! Long time coming and buried their heads!

  • 54 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Ibizatoon maybe you are just to thick to grasp that pardew is taking the piss by suggesting NUFC fans should be happy we arent in administration , he fails to mention that we have the 2nd largest fanbase in the country also the premier league money along with the TV rights which should guarantee us against administration.

  • 55 check the toastie // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    PFP – totally agree with your team, maybe have Santon at RB and Fergie at LB but that has no chance of happening. Actually that for me is our best team away from home, watch Pardew stick Shola back in, now that would be a laugh.

  • 56 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    planbillytedbob // i dont know did your teacher not tell you thicko?

  • 57 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Beattie25 you started on the drink early thinking portvale are as big as the toon what a mug!

  • 58 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    reading between the lines Ted is clearly a chartered accountant

  • 59 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Ted…Normally one to knock you, but comment #54 was actually a reasonable, thought out, post. You can do it. If that had been said in the 1st place, we could of saved ourselves a lot of time.

    The only response I will make is – too thick, not “to thick”.

  • 60 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Jonny…Well said on all counts :)

  • 61 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    thicko, mug. important starting to think you’ve been bunking off school far too much with that magnificent vocabulary of yours. it’ll “your mam” insults next

  • 62 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    It’s not often Ted gets so many posts in without Billy or Bob jumping in….how odd

  • 63 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Reading between the lines Ted is genius compared to the FIFA 12 warriors on here pardew insults your intelligence and you dont get it. We have to be grateful we arent in administration and by the way neither are any other premier league clubs he doesnt talk up winning anything old pardew.

  • 64 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    i’m* starting to think

  • 65 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    What petition do i have to sign to get a moderator on here?

  • 66 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Ahh…welcome back Billy. Fifa Warriors…love it

  • 67 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Dannyo…let me know when you find out

  • 68 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Dannyo the one thats says you love obertan!

  • 69 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    its sad that somebody creates three accounts just to congratulate himself.

  • 70 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    billy, Ted, and bob. if you surveyed people to ask what fake name they’d use to be anonymous these three would probably be top

  • 71 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    they’re also top of beatties sh*tlist

  • 72 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    You’re in good company then Dannyo ;)

  • 73 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    So, whilst “They’re” trying to figure out the next response. Anyone want to talk some football?

  • 74 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Pardew makes these sweeping statements to cover his own short comings his brief is to keep NUFC out of the bottom three anything else is purley a bonus in his mind thats why he doesnt rock the boat in terms of buying players to push us on going into the second half of the season with no cover at centre half is scandalous and will prove costly.

  • 75 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    bring up a topic ibiza

  • 76 davybtoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Ted your a ryt tool firstly we hav the third biggest stadium in the country behind man utd n arsenal so get it ryt, as for fanbase well most our fans r from Newcastle, we’re as the other top 6 have world wide fanbase that were nowhere near competing with, as dl says in the interview that’s what we hav to achieve over the next few year so we can get bigger sponsors n better deals
    Ppl hav to stop thinking jus because we hav 52,000 seater stadium that we shud b doin something it means nothing, but the club is bein run ryt which may help us achieve something in the future

  • 77 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Bob’ use of the full stop? Only joking.

    Anyone got a wish list of who’s going to be promoted for next season?

  • 78 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM
    how many names are in your account that you thought up all by yourself you little shmuck?

  • 79 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    @74 nonsense up until the bit about cb cover. that’s very risky

  • 80 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    @ibiza
    Lol, categorizing me within the same containment as bob and his alter egos is quite an exceptional feat imo.
    But there u go, birds of a feather flock together i guess.

  • 81 planbillytedbob // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    oh bob you knew i was referring to you. that’s an admittance right there. “schmuck” classic.

  • 82 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    davybtoon your the reason we dont win anything you have no ambition you suffer from inbred depression i suggest you go pull the sports direct hoardings off its the perfect pastime for you.

  • 83 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Dannyo…you’ve either got it or you haven’t

  • 84 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Davy….is this true? You’re at fault for us not winning anything. You b*stard!

  • 85 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Can you get anything prescribed for inbred depression? Sounds pretty nasty

  • 86 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Pardew the oaf calls Newcastle a town when its a city!

  • 87 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Well spotted Ted. You get a special sticker today. I’m sure your mum will give you a big hug later on

  • 88 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Why can’t everyone ignore the troll?

    It’s genuinely embarassing that people like him are alive, and responding makes it even worse.

  • 89 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Im glad we are all agreed that Pardew will not win anything as our manager even on FIFA12

  • 90 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Hi TDS. How’s tricks?

    Couldn’t help myself, apologies.

  • 91 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Ibiza

    Well I enjoyed the majority of Lambias’ interview, except the bit about Tiote. A bit unnecessary in my opinions.

    Also, ripping down the sport direct signs = not cool.

  • 92 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    ToonDown southWhy can’t everyone ignore the troll? // Is that what the women say to you when your on the pull?

  • 93 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Bob billy and ted in my time reading this blog I have seen some helmets but I think u take the award biggest ones children

  • 94 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Me thinksToonDownSouth is a bandit!

  • 95 ToonJovi // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Fingures crossed for a spurs vs chelsea fa cup final then were home and dry! If not its gona b a struggle but we can do it if we sure up our defense!

  • 96 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    WWJBD

    You’re not doing a very good job of ignoring him ;)

  • 97 davybtoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Ibiza apparently it is my fault we haven’t won anything, sorry guys am the reasons the clubs failed all this time n suppose I’ll have to take the blame for the 30 year b4 I was even born aswell because we didn’t win not then either

  • 98 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    WWJBD Thanks for your ringing endorsement and your knowledge of helmets another bandit!

  • 99 carlos_mad_eyebrow // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I definitely read promotion wish list? Southampton (despite hating nigel adkins, not totally sure why but god i hate him, although not as much as phil brown), brighton and blackpool. Qpr, wigan and villa to go down not realistic on all counts, hence wishlist.

  • 100 philippealbert // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    I want to see us go all out for this, make it an absolute battle of goals.

    Krul
    Simba Willo Colo Santoon
    HBA Tiote Cabaye Gutierrez
    Cisse Ba

    Obertan should get a run out, possibly for Gutierrez and then switch with HBA. We can win this match if we go for it. Their defence is shit. It just is.

  • 101 davybtoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Ted it’s nuggets like you who think we shud b winning the league

  • 102 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    davybtoon thanks for owning up to your inbred depression try scoring with a bird that might pull you right!

  • 103 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Dannyo
    I do apologise for the very late reply. I do agree DL comes across very well but I don’t believe anything comes out of NUFC without someone scripting it…might be paranoid or might be knowledgeable who knows haha

  • 104 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Oh my goodness. Someone tell Ed to get rid of that idiot, because everyone else seems unable to ignore the bait.

    Until then, adios.

  • 105 davybtoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Anyone else noticed these 3 gay lords always come on the blog at the exact same time n leave at the same time aswell, n they appeared ryt b4 the derby

  • 106 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    TDS
    Haha have always been bad at following instructions

    bob
    And by bandit do u mean homosexual? And so what if I am? My intelligence level would still beat urs by a more than fair margin

  • 107 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Davy…thanks for the apology. Do you think you could let us win something now?

  • 108 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    davybtoon and theres me fretting that we are in it to win it and all the time its an illusion!

  • 109 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    WWJBD i dont doubt for one moment your a babe free zone!

  • 110 davybtoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    We’re no even close to winning the league ha, anyway I’d take a eurpeon position over winning a cup every season hopefully this season is the start

  • 111 davybtoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    It’s at times like this I miss angryman angryfan

  • 112 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    davybtoon are they your sweethearts?

  • 113 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Hahahahaha

    I know I said I wouldn’t comment, but I love how homosexuality is implied to be a bad thing.

    Christ some people are backwards.

  • 114 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    It’s pretty sad really. Is the worst insult they can think of calling someone a homosexual? Sad sad sad state of affairs

  • 115 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    ToonDownSouth what ever floats your boat sailor!

  • 116 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Oh look quick account change and now ur ted

    Again and if I was gay does that mean I less important opinion than u? Fairly simple question kid do feel free to answer it without changing to billy

  • 117 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Shall we start throwing around some racism while we’re at it?

    Or start bashing peoples religions?

    Oh dear.

  • 118 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    WWJBD being a bandit would probably get you a job as an MP

  • 119 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    We can always count on a little class when billy, bob and ted are about.

  • 120 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    ToonDownSouth Go on you go first you can be Newcastles liberal consience.

  • 121 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Ok ted I can see ur struggling with these questions as they are either above ur age limit or ur pay grade, shall we try a easier one? 2+2 maybe?

    Or if billy/bob more adept at formulating answers?

  • 122 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    WWJBD I cant answer if you being a bandit clouds your judgement only you can determine that and on the subject of mathematical equations try simpsons rule!

  • 123 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    WWJBD….don’t confuse him with math

  • 124 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    @WWJBD
    Ah no worries on the reply mate, we all have stuff to do, quite understandable.

    Ted/Billy/Bob = They’re all planb.
    He’s writing from either behind a proxy or a different IP.
    I’ve written to Ed on 3 occations. The first was this “Boycott NUFC” lad.
    The 2nd was planb.
    The 3rd was Bob, who’s clearly planb.

    Doesn’t look like Ed has sorted the last one, he’d “look into it” at the time.
    If someone just emails Ed he’ll sort him out within a day or two.
    I won’t do it, cause i don’t wanna nag him.

  • 125 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    122 Ibizatoon you will find simpsons rule is measuring areas under a curve!

  • 126 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Whey sparked into life.

    If being gay had nothing to do with my judgment why did u feel the need to mention it in the first place?

    As for maths I don’t really need a rule to work out 2+2 but ta for he unneeded assistance

  • 127 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Dannyo keep writing you little clown!

  • 128 ochytoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Ted
    Didn’t take you long to google that did it

  • 129 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Ibiza
    Well word weren’t working thought I’d give something else a shot haha

    Dannyo
    Cool mate didn’t want u think I ran away from the question though haha.

  • 130 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    ochytoon dont google learn it Alevel maths quadratic equations 345method pythagros therom its all there if you have the intelligence to learn it!

  • 131 Kc-Toon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    http://www.jarrowandhebburngazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/newcastle-united-sweat-on-streete-injury-1-4328608

    Anyone mentioned this yet? Hope it dusnt affect the lads development

  • 132 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    @WWJBD
    Weeeeell, i know your a touchy fella :P Mention Derek Llambas and the word “decent” in the same sentence would have most men screaming in frustration.
    Lol ;)

    @ted/billy/knob
    I know what u’re up to, and it’ll stop soon, promise.

  • 133 WWJBD // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Dannyo
    Well I can’t disagree with that haha don’t think u will ever see me say DL and anything complimentary in the same post

  • 134 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    @Kc-Toon
    It seems semi serious, no one knows how long he’s out tho.
    If we wouldn’t have anything to “play for” in the last match, for whatever reason, i reckon him and a few others would get a run out.

  • 135 ochytoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Ted
    You question my intelligence yet your clear lack of it is displayed in your inability to use correct punctuation.

  • 136 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Kc-Toon

    I didn’t see that, sucks for the lad. I guess looking on the bright side, Ryan Taylor got stretchered off with an oxygen mask against Villa, and was fine 2 weeks later.

  • 137 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    @WWJBD
    Hehe, fair enough, i think we’ll all live with that for the forseeable future.

    Right, so besides finances and DL, what else is new?
    I saw Donaldson realising his chance was up. Surprised me, i reckoned it would be Loven who was being interviewed, lol.
    Streete’s injured, and that’s not good for the lad. Typical, straight after he gets a pat on the back in the press by Pardew.

  • 138 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Dannyo oh you delicate little flower have the nasty people been upsetting you so youve resorted to censorship proper little facist!

  • 139 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    @ted
    Jog on.

  • 140 shanghai fan // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Regarding europa league prize money, i found the following on wikipedia. Pardew is correct it will help financially but unless we make the knock out stages, the money will probably be enough to cover flights and hotels to the games ;)! What he didn’t say was how much it would help – the devil is in the details :)

    A group stage participation in the Europa League nets €640,000, with a €60,000 bonus per group match played. A victory in the group pays €140,000 and a draw €70,000. Reaching the knock-out matches triggers additional bonuses: €200,000 for the round of 32, €300,000 for the round of 16, €400,000 for the quarterfinals and €700,000 for the semifinals. The losing finalists receive €2 million and the champions get €3 million.[15] In comparison, any team that reaches the UEFA Champions League group stage will be paid €3.9 million.[16]

  • 141 billy // Mar 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Looks like littleDannyo no mates has gone screaming to have us censored because he has no patter or imagination

  • 142 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    The Newcastle united Blog is under mackem attack

  • 143 shanghai fan // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Also someone asked if manu or man city win, would the premiership get an extra space. According to this, I think so, as long as man u or city domestic form allows them to qualify for the champions league-which is likely. Again from wikipedia, so not necessarily 100% true:

    If the previous UEFA Europa League title-holders are not eligible to take part in either of the current UEFA club competitions (UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League) by virtue of their domestic form, the UEFA Administration may, at the request of the association of the club concerned, admit this club to the current UEFA Europa League competition. Its participation will not be at the expense of the contingent of its association.
    Qualification can be quite complicated if one team qualifies for European competition through two different routes. In all cases, if a club is eligible to enter the UEFA Champions League then the Champions League place takes precedence and the club does not enter the UEFA Europa League. The UEFA Europa League place is then granted to another club. If a team qualifies for European competition through both winning a cup and league placing, the “spare” UEFA Europa League place will go to either the cup runners-up or the highest placed league team which has not already qualified for European competition, depending on the rules of the national association.

  • 144 Dannyo // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    @shanghai
    I reckon there’s allot of other benefits of getting into Europe rathen than just the direct football money.
    Here’s our advantages:

    1. Money prizes/bonuses
    2. Increase in Gate Reciepts
    3. Clubs earns itself a more attractive name abroad
    4. Higher possibility for bigger sponsors
    5. Bigger chance of keeping/attracting players

    Ofcourse there are downsides to this, but the positives by far outweighs the negatives here imo.
    The question is, how hard would it affect our contention in the league.

  • 145 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Indian Magpie well stop posting you twat!

  • 146 bob // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Dannyo thats stating the bleedin obvious even a Labour voter could work that out!

  • 147 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    spotted mackem #1 and the loser is BOB, congratulations you are a certified loser

  • 148 shanghai fan // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Yes dannyo agreed on what you said. All fair pts. My gut feeling is the injuries and fatigue for the players would have a significant effect on our competitiveness in the league – CB issue for large part of season comes to mind. In my opinion I would prefer skipping it, maybe for 1 year, and do it properly when we are ready.

  • 149 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Indian Magpie your the thickest mackem on here!

  • 150 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    spotted mackem # 2 – congrats TED, but you already knew that

  • 151 ted // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Indian Magpie i think Dannyo could run you a close 2nd mind!

  • 152 shanghai fan // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    A bird in my hand is worth two in my bush sort of thing…. Actually reading that back, two birds in my bush sounds far more appealing ;)

  • 153 Indian Magpie // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    teddy, you cursed black cat, go play super mario

  • 154 GeordieToon89 // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    If a had a choice to finish 6th and not win a trophy but get into Europe or Finsih 10th and win The FA or Carling Cup.. ad choose finish 10th every day of the week… Why i hear yous think? I’ll tell you why… If we finish 10th and win a trophy we automatically get into Europe anyways so its a win win situation plus even better we get to have a journey to Wembley

  • 155 GeordieToon89 // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Also the thing that worried me about Llambias comments was he said Pardew wants a smaller but better squad!! Our squad is no where near big enough as it is never mind with added games of Europe

  • 156 ToonDownSouth // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    shanghai

    I guess you’ve got to look at international exposure for the club as well. The number of fans based abroad must have been on the rapid decline for the last 5/6 years while we’ve been absent from European competition.

    Think of Athletic Bilbao last night. There’ll be thousands of people in England who watched that, and will now pay much greater attention to Bilbao.

    Our revenues are pathetic in comparison to Liverpool – who haven’t had any remote European success for years now. It must be mostly down to how many overseas fans they have I guess.

  • 157 eastend toon // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    why are any of you even entertaining this bob ted whoever

    i dont know wants worse lads… him or you for biting

  • 158 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Game of the season monday night. Just that. Ready for that great battle lads?

  • 159 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    @niafron

    hoping RVP has an off day

  • 160 magpiebop // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    We need to play like a team that deserves a bigger stage till seasons end.

  • 161 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    magpiebop

    nice way of putting it …we have to show ambition

  • 162 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    and if that means aiming for 65pts then we have to play like its relegation if we won’t make it – no draws against Norwich, away win at Swansea, points off Man City and Everton

  • 163 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Anyway, this is the onbly chance for the fourth place. We miss it, this is over.

    So, we got a single cartridge in the gun, let’s hope there’s some good marksmen in the team…

  • 164 MacToon // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Been an interesting week on Tyneside whilst I’ve been away, alot coming from the club and ofc the finances released and imho the expected club “spin” followed. It is difficult for me to believe anything that comes from Llambias but I would be stupid not to realise we are in a stronger financial position but what I would ask is why would we then need to sell our better first team players?
    Colo and Krul on new and longer contracts? Can only be a good thing.

    Ignore these (or this) muppet(s) on the blog atm and they will tire and cease to wind up the better posters on this fine blog.

  • 165 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    What would be Arsenal starting eleven if you had to guess?

  • 166 MacToon // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    It seems that Arsenal have hit some form recently but their exit from Europe might hopefully benefit us, fingers crossed. Their defemce is still suspect imo.

  • 167 check the toastie // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Pardew needs to change tactics 4 this game, if it is 442 we will get murdered, for me we need 2 play 5 in midfield and keep the ball, santon must play and b told 2 look after walcott. He needs to b disciplined, very concerned about their pace. We will need some luck me thinks.

  • 168 gaz 44 // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    just watched highlights of athlrtico Madrid.. Adrian lopez looks a real player.. how much ya reckon he’s worth those who know what theyre on bout lol

  • 169 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    The main thing is the heavy reliance on RVP to pull them out the bag – the back 4 need to be rock solid

  • 170 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Five men midfield? So Cissé on the bench.

    Who would be those five guys?

  • 171 Ibizatoon // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Hello again, has the kiddie mackem gone to bed yet? Is it safe?

  • 172 roblee7 // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    hey guys, for anyone interested in footy shirts I have a load for sale on Ebay at the mo, just click the link

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/roblee7/m.html?hash=item2ebbe9d88f&item=200721160335&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&_trksid=p4340.l2562

    As for the toon, but dissappointing of late, but overall, can’t complain with this season like! However, as someone else mentioned on another thread, I do feel the PL is of quite a poor standard at the mo. I mean, how Man Utd are still in with a shout of winning the league this season says it all. They’ve been very poor by their standards ALOT of times this season, I think this reflects our position in the league, although I’m not complaining!!! HTL!!!!

  • 173 check the toastie // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Niafron u never know pardew seems to hav seen a change in bennies training effort might start getting a game.

    Interesting interview with sammi in match prog vs sunderland, question was who is the worst trainer at club. Answer without a doubt ben arfa, wants to do everything at his own pace and it can b frustrating at times,
    Say that’s a little insight into why he hasn’t had more gametime.

  • 174 roblee7 // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Niafron, I have a Bordeaux Third shirt and a Lens shirt there my French friend!! ;)

  • 175 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Let’s say Beny on the right, Spidey on the left, Cabaye, Tioté and Raylor (or guthrie) center pitch?

  • 176 Kc-Toon // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Szczesny;
    Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs;
    Arteta, Song,
    chamberlain; gervinho, Walcott;
    Van Persie

    apart from van persie, there attack is extremely fast, just hope we can cope with it, williamson imparticular. Wallcot always seems to have good games against us/

  • 177 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    @Roblee

    Well, this is not exactly my favourite teams… Will see if some of my friends are interested.

  • 178 roblee7 // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Thank you Niafron! Out of interest, who is your team in France? The best French shirt I ever had was a 1978 PSG home shirt made by Le Coq Sportif, the white one with the blue and red stripe down one side, amazing!

  • 179 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Check the toastie

    Sammy Ameoby said that? About one of his teamates? You’re sure of that?

    I mean, even if it’s true, how can he say this openly?! And the club did not react?

  • 180 check the toastie // Mar 9, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Spot on niafron, wud prefer guthrie miles more pace and energy than raylor, but pardew will find a place for raylor somewere as I think they r having a luv affair.

  • 181 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    KC toon.

    THis team look pretty impressive. Any idea about how to deal with that tacticaly?

  • 182 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Roblee

    The “Red Star”, a third division club of Paris northern suburb (my place).

    Yes, this is an englush name. Was picked up by Miss Jenny, the english Nurse of Jules Rimet’ childrens (yes, the lad who created the world cup, he was also the first president of the Red star).

    In fact, it came from “Red Star line”, the steamer comagny, which Miss Jenny travelled with during her journey to France.

  • 183 check the toastie // Mar 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Niaf was surprised the club printed it but 100 percent truth, no one swanning around in training is worthy of a shirt as talented as he is. I hav backed the lad all year needs 2 apply himself it seems

  • 184 magpie6699 // Mar 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    niafron – it’s a standard question in player interviews in the programme: “Who is the worst dresser? Who is the worst trainer?” etc.

  • 185 niafron // Mar 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    @Check and Magpie 6699.

    All right, would be a big affair in France, but i suppose things are differents in England…

  • 186 Tsunki // Mar 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Ibiza – the red striped trinity disappear about quarter past five mate. Curious that because it’s not a school night so why the weekday curfew? Anyway I’m glad I avoided the banter this afternoon a quick scan shows that it was horrific as usual. I wish that they could be modded out they really ruin this thing sometimes. Now I have to get myself into the banter groove and this threads about talked out now! :(

    In space, no one can hear you scream. Unless it’s Tiote’s space.

  • 187 geordiejamie89 // Mar 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Raylor, Jonas, Collo, Krul on new contracts recently. This is good news and shows forward thinking. I do think the top brass of Newcastle need to start thinking about summer signings, and really strengthen the squad next season, as over-achieving might not happen again next season. If we want to finish fifth or fourth next season, we need a squad that reflects that. However too many signings at one time just makes it harder to gel. Five players in the summer, not busters just sensible signings, and I think Newcastle could get that money back as the club grows. Bring back the entertainers! And as for Arsenal on Monday, we literally don’t know what will happen. We stole a draw against Man Utd with a penalty we shouldn’t have had (which Demba slotted Coolly), then on the second leg I’d said we’ll be very lucky to get a draw, then we beat them 3-0, with two great goals. I’m never confident with Newcastle, as they can be good one week and rubbish the next. But I am becoming more optomistic, it’s in Newcastle to win, if both teams play well then it will be a great match. 4-4 maybe? haha

  • 188 StuW // Mar 10, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    To get into Europe, we need one of the top four to win the FA Cup(ideal world), and we need to finish 6th. If ManUre or Citeh win the Europa League, they will go into the Champions League, as the league placing is what it goes off. Plus, winning a European comp doesn’t mean automatic qualification the next season, Liverpool had a right fight to get the chance to defend the CL if you remember.




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