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Carver Praise For Perchy – A Fantastic Lad

11:36 am, Friday, March 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 218 Comments

James Perch is turning out to be a valuable  player at Newcastle United.

James Perch – challenging Odimweinge on Sunday

James Perch has come in a number of times this year and played very well for the Newcastle side.

And only last Sunday he played at left-back in the first half, and then at center-back in the second, after Coloccini couldn’t continue after half time, and James played very well in both positions.

Perch’s solid play on Sunday  is one reason Newcastle held onto the  half-time lead and got the win.

It’s players like James who are the heart and soul of any squad, and while they don’t always get the headlines they deserve, they are nevertheless valuable players for the side.

So it’s good to see Assistant Manager John Carver singing the praises today of the 26 year-old former Nottingham Forest captain:

“Perchy has been really patient – more than anybody.” “And his performances recently have been right up there.”

“The manager singled him out for praise because he’s played in a number of positions at the weekend. That is fantastic for him.”

“If you get to know him he’s a fantastic lad.” “He had a tough time when he first came to the club and now a few people are starting to see that now.”

James will be at center-back on Sunday against Liverpool, and it very much depends on how well he can play with Mike Williamson, which will decide whether we can get our third win on the trot.

These two players will have to step up to the plate and do well,  if we are to win against the team just below us in the league table.

For the record, the Mansfield-born player has now played 20 times this season for the team, and has 35 total appearances for Newcastle, since he signed from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2010.

Comments welcome.

Tags: James Perch · Newcastle News


218 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    carve getting in on the old parade confidence boost game. this is the public image our club should have. one that everybody works together for the good of the team. all giving each other a nudge in the right direction, a bit of a boost etc.

  • 2 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    not like at chelsea where its every man for himself and the players have too much power.
    if the power players there don’t leave or aren’t put in their place then they’ll implode. we hot rid of those types and its pushed us forward

  • 3 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    the club will implode. not the players lol

  • 4 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    This is definitely perchy’s season. I remember when he came in and even in the Championship he was a figure of fun. I shamefully was part of that crowd but I see him as a player I admire for his sheer professional approach to what seemed for a year to be a doomed career. If someone ever wanted to prove he can have the shirt its this lad and I offer my apology and respect. Now repel all boarders Perchy me boy!

  • 5 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Just on the Lawro thing what is his prediction today? It has me worried if he’s changed his mind from a 1-1 to a win for us.

    Statistical fact : Lawro’s predictions are actually identical in accuracy to the flick of a coin, which in anyone’s view makes him no more than a two-faced tosser – statistically speaking of course.

  • 6 jimmymagpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Perch has been excellent recently and long may it continue.

  • 7 Londtoon // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Personally I think if we lost Perchinho during the run in would be quite costly. Proved himself in many positions over recent weeks, throwing his body in and gets the job done.

  • 8 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Perchy has been 1 of the best performing players at the moment because he’s playing in a position he should have always played. He’s a brilliant defensive mid.

    But he should stay far away from the centre back role. If he plays there we are doomed.

  • 9 estechco // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Lawro is definitely saying a draw (tosser).

    It’s Tuffers that has us down for a win (good lad)

  • 10 jimmymagpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Pardew has reminded us more than once that to lose Saylor was a big blow as he is without doubt our best defender in the air in both penalty areas, and of course, he is right, as the remaining defenders, including Colo, are weak under the high ball. For a guy over 6 feet, Williamson is pathetic because he can’t jump, remember N’Zogbia out jumping him at SJP last season. That is why at least two big, strong, physical defenders are the priority this summer, with cover up front, bearing in mind that there is another ACN next year, even if Ba stays.

  • 11 IrishToon009 // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Must say its hard not to like him, patient and making an impression now when he’s playing. lads like this will be so important if we get into europe, your not gonna have world class on the bench, its good to have like this to come in and do a job, love to see a clean sheet on Sunday for them! Would love so much to destroy them 5-0, kick em when they are down like they did to us relegation year, and i think that was the last straw for shay given and he wanted out!

  • 12 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Hear hear.
    Altho, i’d rather get one beast (like Douglas) and one pacey fellah (like Mbiwa) instead of betting all my cash on one type of horse.
    We need the diversity in defense, change it up when we face the pacey attackers. Plenty of those.

  • 13 Munster Mag // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    My Forest mate keeps telling me that Perch will blow up, as he often impressed for them before ballsing up. Gotta say i like him though ?

  • 14 geordiejamie89 // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    @ munster mag. He would say that though he’s an ex forrest player. People love to slate the players that leave, and he’s had his implode moments already i think. I think he’s getting to grips with the prem quite well. Our captain Coloccini was turd in his first season. Now he’s on of the best CBs in the prem. Perchy will have a role to play again next season no doubt.

  • 15 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Dare I say it, that Perch’s good form is because Pardew had belief in the lad while Hughton just ditched him after he performed badly thus destroying his confidence.

    Some players need to feel that their manager has faith in them, which is why we are finally seeing some decent stuff from the lad. I think the same approach is required with Obertan. Before long we could be singing his praises too. Even if we have to wait until next year.

    Just goes to show you, Pardew can not only handle the big technically gifted players like HBA but he can also handle those who need an arm round their shoulder. Got to love the silver fox ;)

  • 16 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    I saw a nice stat one or two days ago.
    In the last 12 matches, we would’ve been 5th in the league.
    Liverpool would’ve been the 3rd worst team in the league.
    Some say we had a streak of poor form after Christmas.
    Not true imo.

  • 17 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    i do love the silver fox. he is a great man manager and wants to get the most out of his players. a lot of managers/teams just give up and demand/spend more money in the next transfer window (qpr anybody?) like i believe penny dalgleish will do in the summer. pards is above that (but can’t demand if he wanted to)

  • 18 Toon_Tom // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Dannyo – althought your stats do look good and there is always room for optimism. However this one has the feel of a derby game and as we all know, it isnt form that prevails it is down to passion, determination and the willingness to win.

    Toon 4 – 1 Fools


  • 19 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    All the decriers of Pards’ tactical ability may not be taking into account the way that such players have been managed – in a world of rife favouritism, where good players don’t get the breaks simply because they’re not the manager’s type of player, AP methods seem to display an awareness that some of the best assets of the team can be the so-called fringe players who have been by and large cast aside in many people’s minds. Obertn and Santon, for example, have been shown first team regularity, then it has been given to others who have stepped up at the right time. Rather than demoralising those players who have temporarily stepped aside, it apperas the wily ol’ silver fox is impressing the team spirit upon his lads, and that it’s never the end if you are dropped for the moment. I fully expect Obertan and Santon to make the grade, I think they will have the attitude trained by this in coming seasons.

    On the flip side, you wonder what is wrong with players like Kadar – it must be their attitude that is holding them back. HBA may well have been in that area of conceit and the penny may now have dropped that it is a team, not a showpiece for his virtuosic talent. Gosling may well be in an early perch mode right now – he was supposed to be the next best thing but he’s had a rotten injury, and must feel he has lost something, so he definitely needs his head on. That fact that Pardew occasionally tries him in sub spots suggests he has by no means given up on him. Also, where is Abeid? If there was ever a time for players to make their claim it has to be the crucial, injury-hit tail end of a potentially remarkable season.

  • 20 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Also – I hope anyone going to the match give Perchinho a special shout on the team announcement, not just to show him he’s done good, but to show the subs / reserves that you can still make your mark even if you think you’ve hit the bottom and looking at the exit door.

  • 21 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Hehe, very much agree. I reckon it’ll be hard fought, and i don’t dare predict an outcome.
    It’ll be gritty.

  • 22 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Sorry for the hat trick of (sometimes epic) posts but just a heads up that the little mackem triple-personality troll will soon be stepping out of the SureStart centre as it’s toy day, they finish early for the hols, full of free easter egg chocolate so he’ll be buzzing to get his witticism notebook typed up on this blog – don’t be tempted to rise to his masterful one-liners. We can hold out until we beat the scouse and I reckon he won’t be back.

  • 23 Adssy Mccc // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Hoots bought Perchy in and everyone wondered what the hell he was doing…

    But he’s turned out to be a worthwhile purchase – and might even become a good purchase over the next season or two. There is signs there of a very solid player! He uses the ball well (lately) and his tackling and awareness has improved massively as well….

    Good lad, and good luck on Sunday bud!

  • 24 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    I am pegging us for 2-1 possibly us conceding first BUT if we score 3 clear goals without reply I predict a landslide until Pards subs HBA and Ba for shola and santon and goes 5-5-0 for the last 15 minutes :)

  • 25 euanpolo // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    My team vs. Liverpool:

    Simpson – Williamson – Perch – R. Taylor
    Guthrie – Tiote
    Ben Arfa – Cabaye- Gutierrez

    Subs: Harper, Santon, Ferguson, Abeid, Vuckic, Ba, Sh. Ameobi

  • 26 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    o.v. taking over. we seem to have an o.v. full of pardites (there you go ghosd).
    tsunki you summed up a lot of what i think but just don’t have the patience to type on touch screen phone.

  • 27 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Lawros predictions are terrible, apparantly he’s predicted Liverpool to win or draw all of thier games bar one so far this season – no favouritism there then

  • 28 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    cheick @ 26 ha ha know what you mean if I tried to type that up on my dodgy BB it would come out like a Korean tractor manual. besides I’d get only halfway through it because it would conk out – these new-fangled bluberries have a worse battery than my 1969 mini had.

    There’s nothing wrong with a vibrant well-populated Optimism Valley. Let’s hope the village hall isn’t empty come 4pm sunday. Beattie will turn up though with an eviction notice :)

  • 29 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    euanpolo – Optimistically, I’d rather have Ba in than Guthrie mind but I see where that’s going, it makes sense, the Pardew way.

  • 30 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Right I’m off to do some BBQ shopping. As long as I take care what I do today, don’t want a heaving case of the chugging grabs for the weekend, putting it delicately!

    BTW I know the weather is supposed to dip, haven’t really checked, what’s the forecast for sunday? Not rain I hope – the great leveller.

  • 31 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Korean tractor manual lol
    and beattie resides in the township of pessimism and holidays in the bulls**t isles

  • 32 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    The Pardew way always makes sense ;)

    Well that is why we decided to embark upon O.v to purge this blog of neggars and nay sayers and replace it with optimism, and even if people do not agree with what we are saying we must always appreciate where they are coming from and try and bombard them with such positivity for the future of this club that there only recourse is to join us on this wonderful journey!

    We have effectively eradicated the nonsensical gibberish of all but the most persistent of neggars, 5pm should see my nemesis brought down a peg or two (do not really care either way and I am being ironic when using the term “nemesis” :P )

    So OV has done quite a good job in my view :D

  • 33 Toon_Tom // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Tsunki – no forecast of rain this weekend, just not as bright and sunny as it has been. Highs of 13 accross the weekend, slightly overcast.

    Now over to Bob for the local news ………………. BOB?

  • 34 benarfa23 // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    off topic
    comparing hba & suarez in premier league
    hba € 6M
    -games 22 -minutes played 1051 -goal 5 -assist 5
    -goal/assist per match = 2.2
    -goal/assist per minute = 105.1
    suarez € 26M
    -games 38 -minutes played 3122 -goal 11 -assist 6
    -goal/assist per match = 2.23
    -goal/assist per minute = 183.64

  • 35 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    careful ghosd you make us seem like the worlds friendliest fascists lol

  • 36 Sav // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Lawro’s contribution to the world of defensive coaching:
    “It was all my fault – NOT!”…and a laughter-inducing ‘tache.

  • 37 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Miles Starforth ? @milesstarforth
    Cheik Tiote ‘roared like a lion’ on his return to training, according to Alan Pardew this afternoon. Liverpool should be worried… #nufc

    Hehe, u show em Tiote.

  • 38 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Buzzing for this weekend chaps :D Bring on the fool! Have the feeling that Cheick will have a blinder…on Sunday we can decided whether I am psychic or not :P

  • 39 tdt // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    My team vs. Liverpool:

    Simpson – Williamson – Perch – Santon
    Jonas – Tiote
    Ben Arfa – Cabaye- Ba

    Subs: Harper, R. Taylor, Ferguson, Abeid, Guthrie, Vuckic, Sh. Ameobi

  • 40 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Atsuto Uchida from Schalke 04 would be a good buy. At most he would cost around 5million Euro’s. A specialized right back, only 24 years of age and has CL experience.

  • 41 papiss_on_your_parade // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    I have been addicted to this blog for a little over a year now, but have so far resisted the urge to comment.
    This has got to be the best time to be a newcastle fan. To think we were relegated just 2 seasons ago we have done remarkably to be in 6th on even points with chelsea. And of course we are above the scum!
    I really hope we go for it this weekend against Liverpool. I have been impressed wit Perch the last few weeks, and despite the criticism he has received from the pessimists amongst us (I admit I almost had a heart attack everytime a ball was whipped in towards Perch in CB against Norwich) the lad has vastly improved and is now a solid DM or LB.
    So this would be my team for sunday:



    Ben Arfa——Cisse———Ba


  • 42 Toon_Tom // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Perchinho – if we only obtain one FB this summer I would rather a quality left footed LB and move Santoon to RB for next season


  • 43 superal9 // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Newcastle squad for next year.
    Krul, (New Young GK), Elliott.
    Santon, (New first choice FB), Raylor, Simpson, Ferguson, Tavernier.
    Colocinni, Saylor, (New CBx2 – 1 Complete player & 1 Youngster), Williamson, Streete.
    Cabaye, Tiote, (New quality midfielder with technical ability) Perch, Gosling, Vuckic & Abeid.
    Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi.
    Demba Ba, Cisse, (New striker- Rhodes), Ameobi & Best.

    Outs: Guthrie (wants first team football, do like him but if his heart isn’t in it then he won’t be missed dreadfully).
    Possibly, Simpson- If he doesn’t sign new 4 year deal.
    Best, If good offer comes in 5million so can make weight for better replacement.
    So 1-3.

    Ins: 5 Players Minimum, First choice full back who can defend well and is confident on the ball.
    Centre half with pace…Yanga Mbwia. And a young prsopect.
    New Midfielder with technical ability to replace guthrie.
    And Jordan Rhodes Or Ricky Lambert, really rate them.

  • 44 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    any 1 heard abt Stylian petrov,sad sad news

  • 45 Toon_Tom // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    regarding his fever Indian???

  • 46 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    he is suffering from leukemia

  • 47 Toon_Tom // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    ahhhhhhh leukemia!!!

    Shocking news, again puts silly little things into perspective!

  • 48 check the toastie // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Yet again something happens in sport that makes it seem extremely trivial, gud look to Petrov in his tough battle ahead, fingers crossed for the lad.

  • 49 jakesome // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    @Tsunki 4+5
    both quality comments i was one of the “perch isnt good enough get rid” crowd, but have to eat the old humble pie on that one, if we had got rid where would we be now danny simpson at cb…

    i personally wouldnt mind keeping the 4-3-3 with jonas still in the middle
    this is a wounded liverpool weak in mf, if we attack like last week then they wont cope (hope carragher is playing benny would have a field day)

  • 50 jakesome // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    p.s would be good to see if santon cabaye and ben arfa could link up on the right

  • 51 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Used to follow Celtic an awful lot in my younger years, back in the days when Lennon was playing along with McNamara, Lambert, Larsson etc and Petrov was one of my favourite players in that side. Whenever Larsson left I no longer followed them but always wanted to see Petrov do well. It is sad sad news about his terrible condition and I wish him well in his attempt to overcome this terrible disease. With the support of the footballing world you will get through it Stilian!!!

    Onto Newcastle news, I would like to see an expressive 4-3-3 but due to Colo’s absence I think we will play a more 4-4-2, or a 4-5-1. The reality will probably be a hybrid of the two formations. Would prefer Santon at LB to Raylor but, once more, the necessity to be more defensive minded might make Pards think that, if Raylor is fit enough, he might be the better choice. Interesting things to ponder this weekend chaps!

  • 52 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    yep I think there have been a few calls to try Santon on the right, me included. I’m sure Pardew must have tried that in training and either doesn’t like it or feels that the present balance would leave us exposed fully on the right. I think Santon is even more prone to fling himself gung-ho up the wing than Simmo, could you imagine him and ben arfa having to overlap? No, me neither. Having Cabaye plug the gap would mean the old problem of him going missing in the DM role again, and we play crap across midfield when ol’ dreamboat is out of touch. IF Santon could be disciplined to spend half a season staying within 30 yards of his own goal, I think he would eventually turn out better than Jose.

  • 53 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Perch has come in and done what we have asked of him, nothing more and nothing less. Nothing spectacular about that.

    He is avarage at best, no need to praise him to the sky.

    Lets see how he does on Sunday – his tenour in central defense has been a disaster on most parts.

    If he does well he deserve praise :)

  • 54 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:48 PM


    But I think he does deserve praise, given that everyone spent the best part of 2 seasons criticising him.

    No need to act like he’s Tiote, but it needs noting that he’s done 1000% better than most expected of him.

  • 55 eastend toon // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM


    “If he does well he deserve praise :)”

    and he’s come in and done well and so received praise

    your point is…. pointless

  • 56 check the toastie // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Jesper – i agree, he has done OK nothing more, now is the big test for him and Willo, hope they come though it, even if they dont, hope our talented players bail them out with loads of goals, they will get gud protection from Mr T and Spiderman, Howay the Lads. Excitement builds. Feel its gonna be another sleepless night saturday, just like the derby game, i do get a little over excited at times.

  • 57 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    He was criticised because he was bad there was nothing wrong with that mate ;)

    He hasn’t been fantastic in my book; as I said he has done what was asked of him nothing more and nothing less.

    If he does more than than that he deserve praise like every one else.

    Sunday is a big game for him and Willo :)

  • 58 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    jesper – well done lad you’ve rattled the bars :) I hope it is just a wind up and that you haven’t just assumed everyone is hoping Barca don’t swoop for him. Praise where it’s due, and it is due. Nobody said he’s a revelation or a future England International, or even that he deserves a regular first team spot ahead of Tiote so chill man.

  • 59 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    eastend toon
    take our pocket logic somewhere else mate…

  • 60 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    check the toastie
    Just the way I feel – and we will of cause be there and support them on Sunday :)

  • 61 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    He played CB only a few times this season, against Chelsea and he did ok against Drogba who was on form, and against Norwich we were on a hiding to nothing because we had 2 small CBs and they had 2 huge CFs.

    He hasn’t had enough exposure to CB to categorically say he has been dreadful at CB. Any other time he has come in he has played very very well. Away to Stoke he kicked and battered their midfield which allowed us to see the game over the finish line. He came on against Arsenal and was excellent. Home to Norwich he was the best player on the pitch and at LB and at CB on Sunday you could not fault him.

    My point being, of course he deserves praise! :D

  • 62 eastend toon // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    absolutely hilarious!

  • 63 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Neither did I mate ;)

  • 64 Fat Mikes Dirty Laundry // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Only 1 hour to go until ‘HE’ rises again… the suspense is killing me!

  • 65 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    jesper – nice of you to round on eastend toon like that, it shows you up to be a bit cruddy tbh. On the Perch tenure thing, he actually hasn’t had a ‘tenure’ anywhere has he? he plays bit parts and fills in as a utility sub, in some places he hasn’t suited, but of late in DM and at FB for a limited time, seems to be getting the hang of slotting in wherever and whenever needed. That’s all people are saying. Being the crusading naysayer slapping everyone for gushing over him is excessive because it just hasn’t happened. And just being a git when your awful point falls to the ground in flames is also not cool.

  • 66 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I guess we see things differently ;)

    For me a praise looses its meaning if you just give it away that easily. It doesn’t sound sincere!!!

  • 67 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Well considering that he has performed well in practically every appearance this season I would not class that as simply giving it away. Likewise I think that Simmo has been one of our better defenders this season, and defensively he is much better than Santon yet Simmo is chastised and Santon is revered for his attacking mentality. It is all about individual perceptions. People naturally see the same thing in different ways.

  • 68 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    jespers hard to please alright. I hope he doesn’t crack a smile tomorrow when Cisse scores a hat trick. :)

  • 69 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Er sunday I meant just willing the days to go! :)

  • 70 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    I really don’t know what to answer you there…

    I don’t think Perch has done anything to get praise and I’ll praise when he does. I haven’t said he has been awful; he has done what was asked of him nothing more.

    Don’t know what you’re really on about and my answer to eastend was maybe a bit harsh; sorry about that eastend. Did really see the point is calling my point pointless since i didn’t really try to make a point.

    I just said I hasn’t done anything out of the ordinary.

  • 71 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    UUrrggghhhhhh. (Yawn). I’ll check back later for the fantastic Beattie revelation. :(

  • 72 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    The good thing is that they’ve had the entire week to practise with Willo & Perch at CB.

    If Colo pulled out last minute, or in the middle of a game – then that is a disaster.

  • 73 eastend toon // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    oh jesper… such a pretty handbag you got there… pink really suits you

  • 74 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Whenever you say “he has done what has been asked of him” what exactly would that be? To shore up the defence? To help bolster the midfield? To help us cover our defensive shortages whenever we suffer injuries? If that is what you mean then yes he has done what was expected of him.

    It just so happens that “what is expected of him” is an essential part of winning football matches and the solidity that he provides and the versatility that he offers means that any praise that has come his way is not only justified but long overdue also.

  • 75 eastend toon // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    sorry jesper… i’m feeling quite antagonistic and didnt read your apology

    i’m embarrassed that i encouraged a pixel swap over something so trivial

    i know where your coming from re perch… its fair to say the lad has actually surprised us recently, hence why the praise has been like the taps been left on… and of course with the current climate in this optimism valley malarkey seems to have caught on

    rice and peace fella

  • 76 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    jesper – fair enough mate you’re entitled to be sceptical. I thought you were deliberately trying to overturn the horse-drawn Bramley-carrying trailer ha ha.

    Just a thought on that – who HAS impressed this season? And by that I mean who you didn’t expect? open to anyone this btw.:)

  • 77 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    I don’t want to argue with with you; it’s just my opinion.

    I clearly think differently. Fine be me but stop the banter.

  • 78 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Honestly didn’t expect Krul to be performing as well as he has been doing. He has established himself as not only the No 1 GK at Newcastle, but he is easily one of the best 4/5 GKs in the Premier League.

    Remember we were debating would it be Harper/Krul/Foster as No1 this season!

  • 79 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    That’s alright mate.

    Guthrie has impressed mw thise season on most parts and so has HBA. I didn’t really know what to expect of him to be honest. And Krul has been far better than I could ever dream of :)

  • 80 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    I have no intentions to argue with you, this is a forum for debate. I debate, not argue. I’m a positive kind of fella as a lot here will tell ya ;)

    It is also not impossible for you to retract the phrase that you feel Perch deserves no praise because it is patently clear that he does :)

  • 81 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    I am not going to retract my opinion ;) but I’ll change my view if he surpass my expectations mate…

    Lets talk on Sunday ;) maybe I’ll have some praise for the lad!

  • 82 cyprus // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Flying to the bonnie toon in 1 hour to watch game. Please, AP and players, a memorable win on Sunday. Thanks in advance!! :)

  • 83 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Hi cyprus mate! where are you travelling from again?

  • 84 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Well in answer to that I would say that people are praising him because he has already surpassed our expectations…you must be a more demanding kind of fella jesper :P

  • 85 cyprus // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    from Cyprus. Really excited about the whole thing.

  • 86 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Hehe…not really Ruddy. I might not be that easily pleased.

    But I refuse to believe that I am the only one – well besides check the toastie who doesn’t think Perch has done anything out of the ordinary.

    Right now I am clearly a minority – but then again I think you lot are easily pleased ;) lol

  • 87 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Okay cyprus I probably should have guessed that :)

    I really hope you’re in for a treat mate ;)

  • 88 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Nice interview with 16 year old Alex Gilliad today on nufcTV aswell as Pardews pre match presser.

    We can lay Andy Carroll debate to rest, here’s a quote from Pardew in the presser when he was asked about wether Andy wanted to leave or not:

    “Andy wanted to go. Andy looked me in the eyes and said he wanted to go to Liverpool”.

    Done and dusted.

  • 89 cyprus // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Thanks Jesper,
    Will come back a happy man …. (I hope!!)
    Where are u at, btw?

  • 90 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Denmark :) so it’s not that be a trip for me if I ws to go.

    I lived in London a year back in 2000 – really like it in Britain :)

    I am going to watch the game on telly so I have to admit I am a bit jealous mate.

  • 91 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Is Humshaugh in Optimism Valley ?

  • 92 cyprus // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    You’ll get to go to watch a Europa (or better?!) game next year!
    Ok, off now, maybe I’ll post from Newcastle after the big win.

  • 93 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Or is it Alston ?

  • 94 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:46 PM


    You from England originally? Or Denmark?


    Enjoy the trip mate! Win or lose, just enjoy the whole atmosphere. But I do hope you’re in for a thriller.

  • 95 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Have a nice trip cyprus ;)

    Talk to you on Sunday ;) after we win! lol

  • 96 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Denmark mate. My pour English should give me away ;) lol

    …or it’s just this damn smartphone.

  • 97 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    You studie at Bath right?

    But are you from the north originally?

  • 98 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM


    You speak better English tha a lot of English people, so I wouldn’t worry there.

    Not really. Born in Durham but I’ve lived down south (in various locations) all my life. I lived in Southampton for a long time, and support Newcastle mainly after meeting a few players at a Southampton v Newcastle game haha.

  • 99 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Horrible news about Petrov I wish him all the best.

    As for NUFC news it seems to be a bit light today. Maybe Mr Five O’clock will bring something interesting to the table

  • 100 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Kind of getting the feeling that perhaps we are giving this fool too much air time. I am only here because I want him exposed as the eejit that we all know him to be haha

  • 101 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Can you feel it? Can you taste it? It is time!!!!

  • 102 jesperfuglsang // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    TDS hehe…funny how things work out.

    I have a friend who when abroad to studie a year at the University of Southampton. He had nothing but praise for the city.

    What’s the news on Petrov?

  • 103 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM
    Have a read jesper lad

  • 104 HE // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    It is I and I have cometh to absolve you from your sins. Bow down before me or face my wrath!

    The Valley shall be destroyed now that I have returned.

    To find out who I am tune in next week at 5 to see my name in writing.

    I am eternal, I am HE!

  • 105 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Get on with it.

  • 106 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    He will rise again…but not on time it seems

  • 107 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:07 PM


    or maybe has the dreaded droop

  • 108 Vask // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    I hear Beatie’s swimming up from southampton.

  • 109 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Re: ‘Stan’ Petrov – it’s only terrible if he doesn’t beat it and many do. One of those things that transcend the comparative silliness of football rivalries. As a man with a family my heart goes out to him but I am sure he will be more than a match for it.

  • 110 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Beattie’s had days to come up with a stunning finale to his epic, but I fear the brewers will take some of the blame.

  • 111 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Still, I suppose getting the hang of resurrection is something only a very few can master….:)

  • 112 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Haha maybe this is the pay off. Nothing happens and we all sit here fing talking about it! Well am over it onto actual discussion. Any interesting news? I have been out of the loop for the past 2 days? First bit of news I have read was on Petrov which is distressing

  • 113 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Thankfully the survival rates for this type of cancer are much higher than they used to be.

  • 114 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Read #87 mate.
    Thought u paid for membership at the site?

  • 115 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Well all I can say is that I was here already and I will be off for a BBQ in a minute so if he don’t turn up he comes a very poor second to an Ardbeg Uigeadail and a bud 66 chaser followed by a gutful of chicken and burgers. I make it sound so appetising don’t I ha ha :)

  • 116 HE // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment awaiting moderation!

    That shattered the reveal!’


  • 117 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Watch out Watch out Beetle’s about…OR not as the case may be :P

  • 118 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Beetles’ bottled it. More of an anticlimax than an England v Andorra friendly in November.

  • 119 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM


    Someone earlier mentioned a Pardew quote today. Something along the lines of “Andy looked my right in the eyes and told me he wanted to join Liverpool”.

    I guess if true, it makes me feel a little better about the reaction he’s going to get from 52,000 tomorrow!!

  • 120 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Does that put it to rest in ur eyes? I like Pards and what he says may be true but equally it may be false.

    A lot happened on that day and I doubt we will ever know exactly what went on, who said what or how Carroll was treated by both sides of the deal

  • 121 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    I am pretty sure he is just sat there by his laptop constantly pressing refresh just to see what we are all saying about so that he can then come out and say “This was my plan all along”…


    I’m just kiddin by the way ;)

  • 122 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    F5 F5 F5 F5 is that your evening’s entertainment, Beetlebum? Come on out from your closet. :)

  • 123 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Have that reply to u as well then mate

  • 124 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    On the whole AC situation I am inclined to believe Pards. I mean what he has come out and said is a pretty bold statement, one that, if untrue, AC could just come out and refute. The fact that Pards has made this statement is as clear an indication of what actually went on.

    Those of you can call AP many things, but he is not a liar. He said AC would not be sold but that decision was taken out of his hands, he wanted AC to stay. It was MA/DL and AC themselves who made that move happen and in hindsight thank goodness they did.

  • 125 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    I regard Pardew as an honest man, altho he has given promises out, but those were not up to him to keep.
    So yes, that completely puts it dead in the water for me.
    Pardew said it very clearly in the interview mate, almost as if he’s tired of hearing about it.
    Whatever was said otherwise during the deal, we won’t know until someone talks about it.

    If u can’t take Pardews word for it, who are u going to trust? It’ll just linger in limbo forever. If Pardew says it’s like that, it is like that, pure and simple. Atleast for me.

  • 126 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:29 PM


    Hear, hear

  • 127 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    how high will he rise

  • 128 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    As resurrections go this must be the biggest Fcuk up of all time

    Comment waiting approval!

    I didn’t think this through

  • 129 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    tbh I believe AC did want to go, but that it was only because he was a young lad offered a stupid amount to go to a big club with cups and europe and all that stuff. If the offer wasn’t enough I also think he would have been happy to stay, so I am indifferent to him. As it turns out, its been good all round and our team has moved on, saving the embarrassment of having him here and out of shape with the rest of the team.

  • 130 MacToon // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    AP said we wouldn’t sell Carroll, he also said we’d get a central defender last summer and this Jan transfer window, whether he was playing with other clubs or the media at the time but he was certainly telling non-truths.

    I have seen some text messages from Carroll from the transfer day so I’d have to agree with WWJBD post 117.

  • 131 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Beetle, if anything, this whole debacle is worse than the billy/ted/eric/bob/planb fiasco because they are uneducated Mackem trolls.

    You sir are meant to be an educated man, and as such, have no excuse for this pathetic behaviour. I suggest we all draw a line under this sorry affair and forget this ever happened

  • 132 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM


    HE didn’t think this through

  • 133 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Isn’t Tav out on loan? He’s training with the first team on the pics from the website.
    MK Dons not far from Newcastle?

  • 134 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM


    MK Dons is on the outskirts of London, so it’s pretty far haha haven’t seen the pics are you sure it’s Tav?

    HWRA/Beetle give it up for chrissake man

  • 135 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Ur both right in that I do trust Pards for the most part and the AC thing is done and over with for me to but i don’t think its as black and white (shame and black and whites things are just class ;)) as how its put there.

    I have heard so many things about that day that I truely don’t know what to believe in regards to it so it is what it is for me. A very good player for us was sold and we got a bucket load of cash for it happens in football all the time so I hold no ill will towards Carroll as he has done nothing to justify it in my eyes he left and has since kept his mouth shut what more can we ask?

    He is not a judas as far as am concerned

  • 136 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM


    nothing new there then :-)

  • 137 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM


    It’s only 400 miles away. Haha.

    Yeah, he’s back training with Newcastle.

  • 138 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    I’m fed up of all the media focus on Carroll ahead of this game.

    They choose to focus on an average player, rather than the fantastic history & tradition of this fixture.

    Pathetic in my opinion.

  • 139 MacToon // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    WWJBD STOP IT, I agree with you again lol, don’t forget the Llambias rant when hew as drunk and also the helicopter on standby ;)

  • 140 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Oh WWJBD don’t get me wrong I would never advocate abusing the guy or calling him a Judas. It was a win-win situation for both clubs at the time as well as seemingly progressing AC’s career making it a win-win-win. As it stands Liverpool overpaid for a player not worth the money and AC is struggling to live up the hype created by his inflated transfer fee which is weighing him down under the burden of expectation. As it turned out there was only one winner… US :D

  • 141 MacToon // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    TDS, it’s better than the media concentrating on NUFC players and who’s going where in the summer. It makes a change we’re not getting all the (negative) attention.

  • 142 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    I am embarrassed

    This idea was more awful than the time I accepted a drink from Titus bramble and woke up with a sore head and a sore…

  • 143 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM


    It’s 280 miles from London to Newcastle and Milton Keynes is about 60m north of London so its about 220m or 350 km

  • 144 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Ye, that’s totally fair mate, there were allot of voices coming out concerning the Carroll saga.
    I’m not gonna call Carroll a Judas, cause we were or are not in his shoes. Carroll left and it hasn’t hurt us the sleightest, on the contrary, look at the oppertunities all those money gave us as a club. Maybe we should be thanking him even, if u go to the extremes.

    But, i’m going to take Pardews word for it on this one, cause he was Carrolls boss.

    When it comes to booing Carroll, yes i’ll boo him, he’s a Liverpool player, and if it helps us boing him, then i’m all for it. Like the players or hate the players, they’re Liverpool players, and i detest Liverpool.

    Lol, cheers, I live in Norway u know, there’s a limit to my geographical knowledge in the UK :P
    I thought Tav was loaned out for the season? And yes, it was Tav on the pics.

  • 145 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Beetle come out and tell the truth. You had nothing planned and you are now claiming that your comment is under moderation in some desperate attempt to save face (which will not happen)

    The only way you can redeem yourself is if, for once and for all, you tell us that you are in fact Beattie25

  • 146 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM


    Yeah, fair enough I guess. It’s just all a little over the top, especially given that he might not even start. Enrique is a bigger issue for me anyway, given that he told the media we would never challenge in the top 6 again.

    The fixture has such a fantastic history, but all the media can focus on is confrontation. Disappointing.

  • 147 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    I think I’m just going to leave.

    I’ll get my coat.

    See you guys.

    Btw it wasn’t beetle!

  • 148 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    They’ve waited more than 2000 years for that Jesus to make a comeback,give the lad a break its only 45 minutes.

  • 149 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:46 PM


    Haha, I did just pull that figure out of my ass, but I thought it was further than that (;

  • 150 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Hahaha sorry lad!

    Yeah I agree though at the time it looked like a huge loss for us. The whole Judas think grates on me a bit afterall had he not scored those goals and wons us games we might not be a PL club right now

    And I feel sorry for AC he hasn’t looked happy, he is out of shape and he looks a shadow of the player we sold plus he is in town every chance he gets and am sure he still looks at NUFC results before any other. It was medias fault for over hyping him and Kennys damn fault for buying the lad then shafting him with tactics.

  • 151 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Let me guess you’ll leave and in about a week’s time Beetle will come back as if nothing happened?

    Ah the games we play…

  • 152 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM


    Don’t forget your hat …. and eat it…

  • 153 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:50 PM


    If Carroll had gone to any other clubit wouldn’t be an issue. It’s mainly because we all hate the scousers so much anyway that it hurts.

    I’d be proud to see a local lad turning out for a massive club, but unfortunately he’s not.

  • 154 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    At the end of the day the guy is still one of us, born and bred. That counts for something, Gazza was moved on very early in his Newcastle career and we still look on him favourably, probably because he went on a long way to fulfilling his potential…

    AC will never make it at Liverpool but that does not mean he will never make it. He has just taken a wrong turn, the similarities between himself and Gazza are striking, hope they end soon though. Would be a waste of his talents

  • 155 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM


    Hitched from Londonto Newcastle in the old days too many times not to know how far it is :-)

  • 156 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Funny u should say that about the press focusing on Carroll and Liverpool players otherwise.
    AP said during his conference when asked about Carroll that the press should be talking about his players during his presser. NUFC has great players on their own.

    But at the same time, this does put the pressure on Liverpool, and lately they haven’t been able to cope with that.

  • 157 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Aye fair one but, just to be a douche, do we know at what stage of the process AC actually saw Pards? Could of been a parting shot from a hurt childish player

    But yeah if u boo him for being a liverpool player I have no issue with that at all its all part and parcel of the game…though boo El Toro at ur own peril mate he might just get his head on tear up the pitch and our squad

  • 158 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM


    AC would do well at Stoke

  • 159 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Let this be known that I appreciate every player that has ever played for Newcastle United, from the very best to the mediocre and even those that treated us appallingly. The only thing I ask for in return is whenever you move on, you do so with grace and dignity.

    Jenas did not do so and deserves constant abuse.
    Barton is a tw@t and deserves constant abuse (although the 5-1 stick he was giving to the Mackems made me smile)
    Damien “I will play for NUFC the rest of my career, only to accept the first offer than I get” Duff is a bellend.

    But none of them come ever close to the scorn I have for that square headed, @sshole that is Jose Enrique.

    I am a very positive person, but if you slag off this great club and string us along the way he did for an entire season. Then do not expect a warm return.

    Now I have got that rant out of the way I will resume my happy self :D

  • 160 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    I totally agree with you on that one. Been saying that for a while

  • 161 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Ye, now u’re being a douche, lol, i tought i said this was dead in the water for me :P No, ofc i cannot know that, but then neither can anyone else, that’s the issue. It’s word against word, so if one cannot trust AP, who can one trust? We’re in a Carroll limbo here mate, it’ll never end and it’ll be a roundabout of what people think unless we stop and listen.

    Hehe, ye, as i said, i’m booing Liverpool, not Carroll, Enrique, Bellamy, whoever, i’m booing the team. I cannot promise not to boo Enrique, but i’m well aware of his capabilities.
    Liverpools strongest player this season. And rightly so.

  • 162 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I am deeply upset that this has gone wrong.

    I apologise to all my fans out there.

    Judgement day has failed

    My name is….

  • 163 WWJBD // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Haha yeah if he was at one of the Manc teams its would be far nicer!

    Yeah very true but I can see Carroll being very like Gazza if he doesn’t pull himself together, never the same level in footballing terms though.

    Anyway lads am off as phone it nearly dead so have a good un

  • 164 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    HWRA actually you are now officially my hero. The punchline was funny as hell, and confirming that you are Beattie by saying you aren’t. Class. Welcome back me old mucker. :)

    Didn’t get much response to most surprising player, but maybe it’s because Ed already did one of those. It used to be Raylor, but I wondered how the season-long most improved would figure. Here’s the thing: I can’t say Krul because his kicking is suicidal. Not Raylor he’s gone off the boil, same with jonas, cabaye. Perch maybe but he’s got work to do yet, eh, Jesper? Can’t call it

  • 165 He Will Rise Again // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I hope you realise a lot of planning went into this and a weeks build up has been for nothing.

    I am more devastated than anyone.

    In fact I am angry.

  • 166 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Can I be the first to officially ask you to leave? Either talk about football or kindly move on. This has went on too long so please put up or shut up

  • 167 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    HWRA @ 159 ha ha ha. Catch you all later lads, burgers are on….

  • 168 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Tavernier has actually been training with the first team btw, and travelled back to Milton Keyes today according to his tweets.
    So it’s not dementia after all thank god…

  • 169 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Definitely dead in the water the whole Carroll thing,but I done a course about three weeks ago and the lad running the course claimed to know AC quite well and what he told me reinforced my belief
    In why I don’t think he deserves a bad reception.But if it puts off his game the lads in for a torrid time on Sunday.

  • 170 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM


    Don’t worry, I was confused when I saw the pictures as well. He’s needed – we don’t have any CB cover otherwise.

  • 171 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    any 1 up for dortmund vs stutgart

  • 172 Dannyo // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    It’s Newcastle vs Liverpool mate. If Carroll has a worse game cause we’re boing him then i’ll bloody boo him until a lung pops out.
    I’ve never called Carroll a Judas, cause in his shoes i may or may not have done the same thing, but i just dunno, i cannot judge the sitation.
    But he is a Liverpool player, and Liverpool disgusts me.
    For me it’s about the teams, not the individuals, but if booing has a worsening effect on any Liverpool players, as i say, then i’ll boo.

  • 173 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    dont call carroll JUDAS, Judas had the decency to commit suicide ;)

  • 174 Beattie25 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    This is the biggest anti climax in the history of anti climaxes

  • 175 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    beattie my friend u r back, man i have missed u

  • 176 Beattie25 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    I changes my name for comedic purposes and my comments were said to be being moderated and then nothing….

    I am so sorry but I am here to regain the blog for those that hate the valley.

    Please can I join ruddy?

  • 177 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    well beattie u r welcome the pessimism hole

  • 178 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    this is not a faction war. btw i foresaw a c**k up beattie

  • 179 Beattie25 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I should have just stayed away Indianmag this has been a bad decision as I wanted my return to mean something and now I am a laughing stock.

    Anyway what have I missed? Pardew still tactically inept, Perch still rubbish, no hope of Europe. Oh wait….

  • 180 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I think the silent treatment would do his head in,can you imagine a deadly silent SJP every time he got the ball that would really freak him out.

  • 181 pardew no 1 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    u all talk a load of shit and ed this websiite is shit peace brothers

  • 182 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    beattie u shd then have returned on friday the 13th

  • 183 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM


    Your name is….

    Michael Caine

    Pity they knocked down the multi storey car park

  • 184 Beattie25 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Chiek Norris you had my back on many occasion.

    It makes me sad to see you relegated to such a depth you now share your name with a loaf.

    Come back to us Chiek! Please

  • 185 Pardew's fist pump // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Pardew no 1

  • 186 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    do i smell a mackem ?

  • 187 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Beetle we all knew it was you…I’m afraid that I can no longer take you seriously. Why didn’t you just come back? I know, because you wanted an ego boost, get everyone talking about you. That is pathetic to the highest degree.

    Although, that said, of course you are welcome here as I have no mandate to stop you from posting here. It is a public forum to discuss all things NUFC, something that you have neglected to do since the whole “He Will Rise Again”

    Let’s hope you can just stick to football in future eh?

  • 188 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Ah he’s back 5mins and thinks he has the right to call me a loaf? Well if I am loaf just stick me in the oven and unlike you….I will rise ;)

  • 189 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM


    That did make me laugh haha. It would take copius amounts of planning and organisation, but I’m sure it’s doable.

  • 190 pardew no 1 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    you all suck dick we will loose on sunday aswell just looking at the bright sidewe will sell ba tiote simpson guthrie cabaye we will go back to the championship

  • 191 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    i think LOAF is just abt right

  • 192 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Def a mackem – can’t spell, very poor English and obviously special needs….

  • 193 ToonDownSouth // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Haha. It’s genuinely briliant when trolls can’t spell well enough to envoke anything but laughter.

  • 194 HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    @188 wasn’t he talkin to me ghosd? lol i did defend some of his better characteristics while noting the damning ones

  • 195 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    See this is exactly what happens when people like Indian and Beattie are allowed to roam free on a public forum. They bandy about insults and forget about what exactly we’re here for. To talk about NUFC!!!

    Indian did you not say you were going to stop posting? Why exactly are you here then? I suppose we should invite Brutoon, Geoff777, and the whole gang together and just talk about how terrible our club is, how terrible our manager is. How inept the powers that be are in our club. Yeah, why not? Let’s not be deluded or optimistic or over confident, let’s do it your way let’s insult each other and convince ourselves we aren’t moving forward as a club.

    It is people like you who take pleasure in bringing others down. I don’t accept it in my interactions with people in real life and I sure as hell won’t take it from any of you here. You have something to say Indian come out and say it.

  • 196 Yohan4 // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    cant be a mackem, if a mackem came on here to wind us up after we destroyed west brom and they had just been embaressed by Everton they would have to be a very “special” guy so actually yeah probly a mackem

  • 197 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Got the Loaf/HOVIS reference…cannot believe his wit escaped me :S

  • 198 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    i stopped posting abt NUFC,

    and i said i will stop till the summer

  • 199 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Do us all a favour and just stop posting. I am assuming you are waiting for the next “catastrophe” so you can be negative again, say how terrible Shola is and that “you’re better than Shola and had you been born in England you would have been playing Premier League football…” and you think you can criticise anyone here after the tripe you have subjected us to?

    At least Beattie gives clever, witty insights and invokes intelligent discussion even if at times he is an infuriating individual.

    You. I have no time for, nor do the rest of us so please leave.

  • 200 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    so ruddy or GHOSD or LOAF, shd i do what u say sir

  • 201 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    People like you make me laugh, now beattie is good now, and after 5 minutes you will say exactly the opposite

  • 202 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Do what you please Indian. However it would just go to show that you are not true to your word.

    Indian you have nothing of note to contribute except the boring tired old mantra that “Shola is terrible blah blah blah”

    I have no time for people like you and will not tire in saying so. There are people who are sceptical but open to a bright future and then there are people like you. Who take pleasure in misery. You are only stopping posting about NUFC because things are going well and you have nothing to complain about!!!

  • 203 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM


    I Admit i am not as good as shola Ameobi, not that you ever believed it

  • 204 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    do me a favour, please ignore my post i.e. if and when i post

  • 205 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Well that is not exactly what I said now you are putting words in my mouth?

    How about I put words in yours.

    “Ruddy you’re right. I have nothing positive to say, and don’t know as much about football as I have claimed in the past so to save any further embarrassment I think I will leave”


  • 206 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    I dont know football, but, know more than you, ;)

  • 207 MagpiesFlyHigh // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Beattie is at his best when not attention seeking.

    I’m still stuck on Optimism Valley, where could it be ?

    On thread…Hope the squad players do well Sunday and Pards plays a 4-3-3, even if he parks the bus once we’re three up.

  • 208 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    optimists make planes pessimists make parachutes

  • 209 Yohan4 // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    bit harsh that mind Ruddy, opinions are opinions and nothing more if Indian mage wants to be doomy and gloomy thats his business and it only inspires others to bring the light back, I read the blog all the time and occassionally post and I am alway possitive about the toon, I dont have a problem reading Indian post and you really shouldnt speak on behalf of everyon “the rest of us” you have no greater position in this blog than anyone else

  • 210 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Oh dear…I have been burned.

    Must say Indian given that I have been advocating Pards’ management of Perch and HBA all season, that I have been standing by the 4-4-2. That I have been the one sticking behind the team and not constantly questioning our “inept” manager and “terrible” players, I would say that I have a pretty decent knowledge of football.

    But this is not a competition. :P

  • 211 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    i am not saying that you dont have good knowledge, i am just saying i know more. all i was asking for was him to pick HBA and now i think you know why.

  • 212 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    I agree, I have no stronger position to speak on anyone’s behalf and I apologise if that has come across as my intention. He is not doomy or gloomy, because he does not qualify any of his comments with facts or even educated opinions and I personally find him infuriating. Being in a bad mood this evening doesn’t help either so my sincerest apologises Yohan

  • 213 GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous) // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Are you seriously claiming that Pards has not managed HBA well? It is the common conception that HBA’s sensational performance is a result of him now understanding the team ethos and not playing for himself. He is a different and better player now than he was earlier in the season and that is down to Pards.

  • 214 Indian Magpie // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    okay thank you Mr pardew,

    it is a misconception that if you speak positively regardless of what is going on you are a good blogger and if not you are a bad blogger.

    i am off to watch dortmund vs stutgart

  • 215 Yohan4 // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Ruddy, fair play mate. I enjoy reading both your posts.

    and hats off to you for the post in reply to me

  • 216 Beattie25 // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I’m going to come clean. I picked Friday at 5 as it was supposed to be a half day at work. I got called into work later and it ruined everything. I’m back now as I’ve finished but the apocalypse has now begun.


    Ruddy your nemisis has returneth, Ibiza your time has come, cheik I am here to save you.

    Beattie’s black list is going to be long!

  • 217 MagPieMan // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Reading a few of the past articles and people are doubting Enrique’s abilities. When he was with us, he was solid, most of the time reliable, clever, good passing and crossing and was calm under pressure. It’s amazing how fast people forget that. He hasn’t changed as a player and is still capable of doing great things. When he was here, I (and many other people) thought he was one of the best LB in the prem, that hasn’t changed. He has been as good for Liverpool as he was for us, and if he hadn’t have bashed the club after he’d left, I would be welcoming him back to Saint James’ Park.

  • 218 stuart no9 // Mar 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    ireally hope AC gets a great reception from the majority of toon fans . i for one will applaud him on and off the park – regardless if he scores or not

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