Pardew – We Could Be In Europe On Saturday

We’ll be supporting Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, when they play Everton at Wembley.

Alan Pardew welcomes Owen Coyle before yesterday’s game

But if you look at current form, Everton are the in-form team having won three of their last four league games and hammering Sunderland 4-0 at Goodison Park yesterday and Newcastle are now 17 points better off than Sunderland and with only 15 points to play for, we’ll finish above Sunderland in the league table.

Liverpool look to have lost all overconfidence and cannot seem to score goals, and have scored only 9 goals in their last 9 league games, and three of those were against a weakened Everton side, who were resting their players for an upcoming FA Cup tie against Sunderland.

And if Newcastle are the big over-achievers in the league this seaosn, then Liverpool have to be the huge under-achievers, after spending close to £120M on new players since Kenny Daglish took over 15 months ago and they are now 16 points behind Newcastle.

But we have to hope that Liverpool can get into some form, and they play at Ewood park tonight against relegation threatened Blackburn, and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Blackburn won the game.

But based on league games played this year, Liverpool are above only Wolves with just 9 points from their 13 league games played, following their 3-1 defeat of Newcastle at Anfield on 30th December.

Alan Pardew talked about Newcastle possibly qualifying for Europe on Saturday:

“If the FA Cup semis go our way, we could be in Europe by the weekend and if that works in our favour, then there is nothing we can do except go for the Champions League.”

“I have never ruled out the Champions League. To have this points total and not finish in Europe would be tough to take, so we’ve got to keep our eyes on the ball.”

“And we’re not giving up on anything, apart from winning the title.”

It will now be a huge disappointment if Newcastle don’t now qualify for Europe, given the number of points we could end up with.

But we cannot relay on other clubs to get us into Europe, and there’s still 15 points to play for, and if we can say get 10 of those, surely we’ll qualify for European competition next season.

That’s what we are hoping for, but it’s largely up to us now.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    As LongAs we Keep our Main Players Fit Then We can Acheive The Champions League for Next Season. The Players we now have are Winners !!!!!!!

  • stk85

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    everything from now is a bonus. if liverpool do win in the semi’s it would take the pressure off us even more and mean even greater chance of champs league

  • Xavi

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    this time 2 seasons ago we were playing the likes of peterborough and barnsley mid week. in 6 months time we could be playing barcelona…

  • stk85

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    i wish or hope that someone inside the club has been taking footage to document the revival of nufc. wuld be much better story than that crappy blue moon doc city did

  • Dannyo

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Lol, why is AP out to kiss Coyle on that pic….?
    Thank u for the victory?

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    The Away game at Chelsea and The Man City Home Game will be crunch games we need to draw them 2 and win the Stoke Wigan and Everton Games … Now Tel Mr H.B.A and Mr Demba Papiss Cisse they aint going to play champions League Football next season they will bang em in for fun and say You what !!!!

  • Tsunki

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed careful you’ll get a rabid crank NUFC ‘fan’ site accusing you of being a foreign traitor for supporting Liverpool! 🙂

  • Dannyo

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Did u ever get that reply on the mail u sent? Thought it was pretty well worded that.

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #9

    So we’re not going for the title? God Pardew show some ambition for Christ’s sake 🙂

  • Rodney Cisse

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Nice to know Europe could be guaranteed by the weekend.

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #11

    It is truly amazing to think come Saturday the only thing we aren’t guaranteed is CL football with 5 games to go. All other criteria completed. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Dannyo

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Liverpool has to get into form at some point… Hopefully it’s the FA cup.

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    form goes completely out the window on derby days!

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    See Enrique has given another interview. He feels his first season has been a success as they won the carling cup and have qualified for Europe, but obviously the CL was their target and would be better. Here’s hoping we qualify in 4th position….what a pill that would be to swallow


  • oldbobaycliffe

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #15

    we can still be caught by liverpool and everton in the league if the have good runs and as for keeping above chelsea i think the refs are doing all they can to keep them above us 2 offsde goals against wigan and that penalty yesterday gives them a lucky4 points

  • martoon

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Rodney & Toon_Tom – maybe carroll might have a good game if he knows it will help out his home town club well maybe 🙂

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Martoon….Bit of a long shot, but you never know 🙂

  • check the toastie

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Repost for irishtoons benefit

    IrishToon- if i was you i wud buy a membership 25quid and then get tickets now, other games Sunderland i know have sold out before general sale, and the cheaper tickets (man city game 40quid) will go first, if we win our next two the game will be a sell out and you may miss out, just register on website and then you are assured of 2 of the cheaper tickets, advise try and get in the gallowgate as atmosphere is better in their. more towards the east stand side of the ground.

    If you are playing for flights you might as well make sure you get the tickets. Wud be a shame if you missed out.

  • check the toastie

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Wont be supporting Liverpool as i wish no gud on them at all, and Everton and Moyes deserve success, hope that we are gud enough to qualify for europe without any helping hand from the bindippers. Dont want Enrique and Judas to even consider enjoying a wembley FA Cup Final day out and potential victory, then it could be argued that leaving was the right thing to do,

    As i know i wud sway our season for an FA cup win, 17th and silverware wud be better than europa league and nowt.

  • Solaidback

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #20

    I may be wrong but as we’re in 5th place now & if we can stay in 5th place until the end of the season, doesn’t that also guarantee a Europa League place?????

    As long as we can keep Chelski behind us now like we have Cessepool, then it doesn’t matter if the Toffee’s win the FA semi, tho I understand that is slightly harder than guaranteeing a Europa place with Cessepool beating the Toffee’s…. but as we’re on a role, why not just o for 4th instead & hope Chelski don’t win the CL but even if they did, we’d still drop into the Europa league… so best bet is to go for 4th & not worry lol 🙂

  • Minato

    Apr 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #21

    I agree that this game on Saturday one way or another is going to affect us. I personally don’t have as much hatred towards the bin dippers as I do for the scum, the sperms and Chelski. So ill be hoping they make it to the final for obvious reasons.

    However, maybe knowing we have secured European will make the players take their foot off the gas a little? With five games to go this may be the best chance we have to sneak back into those fortune changing CL places. A chance to achieve the three year plan in just one.

    At this stage of the season as Ferguson’s men have shown time and time again that team psychology becomes central. I believe all the teams around us are still due to drop more points and it will be down to us to take advantage of that.

    I say play the same mentality that has got us here. Don’t worry about anyone else, don’t get too caught up into the media hype and just take it game by game. Simple and obvious I know but vital to our hopes of pulling off something I genuinely believe we deserve.


  • theleckworthbird

    Apr 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #22

    On current form there is no way Liverscum will beat Everton. We just have to keep on doing what we’re doing.


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