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Alan Pardew – Nothing Left To Go For But Top Four

11:49 am, Saturday, April 14th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 176 Comments

It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew  has been asked continually whether Newcastle will finish in the top four this season.

Carver and Pardew – can take Newcastle into Europe next season?

And of course a few weeks back, before our five game winning streak that looked very unlikely, but not any more, and with just 5 games to go Newcastle are just one point  out of 4th place and a Champions League qualifying position.

In about an hour or so,  Liverpool kick off at  Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals against local rivals Everton, and a Liverpool win will see us in the Europe League next season.

And as Alan says, if that happens, there would be nothing left to go for but a Champions League position:

“I have never actually ruled it out. The press kept saying to me, ‘Are you going to make the Champions League?’, and I said we were just looking to win the next game,” 

“But look, it’s not gone unnoticed. This week could be important for us because if the FA Cup semi-final results go our way, we could be in Europe, I think.”

“If that works in our favor, then really, really there is nothing left to go for but the Champions League.”  “That’s important to us, the semi-finals, we will be looking at them because we are up against Chelsea for that Europa League place.”

“If the results go against us, that’s still very, very tough on us.”  “To have this points total and not make Europe would be tough to take, so we have got to keep our eye on the ball, and we aren’t giving up on anything.”

Whatever happens today, Newcastle will go into all the remaining games – Stoke City (h), Wigan Athletic (a), Chelsea (a), Manchester City (h) and Everton (a) – trying to win every single one of them.

And we’ve been pretty successful recently in finding a way to win each game, so we hope that will continue, starting at St. James’ Park with another sell-out crowd against Stoke City a week today.

Howay The Lads!!



Tags: Europa League · European Champions League · European Competition · Newcastle News





176 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dannyo // Apr 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Today can make or break Europe for us, unless we manage the unthinkable in the last 5 games.
    I’m not gonna cheer, i’m just gonna watch…

  • 2 LGFUAD21 // Apr 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    I highly rate this guy but cant see it. Will be a tad too much. Struggle to see him fitting in the team. Not because of ability but because of his style of play.

    But he is a great international player.

    On last post. Me and my Gooner friends have been pondering this for a few weeks. They are all quite fond of Toon and are confident we can bag 4th place. I like the optimism we have displayed in the poll. Its been doom and gloom on here in the past year.

    I think we have 5 very tough games to end the season on so its entirely down to whether the team can step up. You never know with us though.

    Stoke: Bit like us, can turn up, can be sh!te. At least we have the home advantage and arent going to be forced to pay Stokeball on a ridiculous pitch.

    Wigan: Play really nice football, great manager in Martinez, always seem to wake up this time of year. Have a good run going and are fighting for survival. This wont be an easy game at all. Looked very good against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manure.

    Chelsea: Are a shadow of the team they were last season but still capable of beating us. This game will be like a cup final, each team knows that a win over the other will potentially take 5th place. THey have some tough games though so hopefully we can use our momentum and they can be off put by it. Mata can unlock teams, Sturridge is capable of bullying any defence. And on top of that they have a decent defense. Hate the man but Terry is still capable of frustrating any striker.

    Everton: Have really impressed me with their fight recently, are in very good form and have snuck up the league on the quiet. Also they are good at home. Hopefully Benny can score another wonder goal. They have a good defence but a poor strike force so could be a stale mate.

    Man City: May look off compared to beginning of the season but they are still a very good team. Hopefully Manure can seal the title before then, they have players that will give up if thats the case, Arsenal will struggle to catch them to take 2nd and they will have nothing to play for.

    5 tough games. I think key to success will be Tiote, we need him to put in some great ‘enforcer’ performances, boss that midfield around and give the added protection. Tiote and Cabaye are instrumental to how the whole team performs.

  • 3 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    if we don’t qualify for Champions League now it will be the disappointing season for me because we wont get better opportunity than this.

  • 4 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Tottenham are loosing out their grip on final champions league spot thanks to Harry Rednapp’s disclosure of Demba ba’s release clause.

  • 5 GeordieToon89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Dannyo – In the last article about Johnson you mentioned about Hoillet, did you read a few month back why his contract talks stalled at Blackburn? he wants 80k per week he wants to be the highest earner, he’s a good player but he thinks he’s better than what he actually is.. a would love Adam Johnson at us he’s english aswel and unreal when he gets a run of games.. be happy if we sign:

    Eric Pieters – £4million
    Adam Johnson – £8million
    Amalfitano – Free/Minimal Compen
    Douglas – £3million max

  • 6 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    2 things to comment on

    1st this

    id like to think that we got into europe via the champions league, and that means id like everton to win today, my reason for this is simple, today could be the day they achive it and simply let the last 5 games fizzel out, going for the chapoins league spot is not just a dream, we are in a great possition to take it,
    chelsea are not a bad team but there not the team they where last year and even that team is not as good as the previous ones, we are already in front of them, we just need to win more than them,
    spurs have no form what so ever and we have great form, we have a team that believes in themselfs, 4th is ours if he sets that as the target, and i really believe that

    2nd

    this is from a few articles back regards leon best and a comment between me and wwwjb

    i think leon best is not a bad player, but i still wouldnt have him in my squad,,

    i think there a few players in our squad along with best that you can rely on to put in effort, but in reality we get little other than that out of them and these players IMO are holding the progress of some of the young tallented player we have at the club,,,,,

    best , shola , simpson , obertan, willamson , these 5 are players that would not get in any other top 6 teams obertan would struggle in the championship,

    if you think im wrong then why are we looking at players to fill all these positions , ??? and these are the 5 iv been saying all season

  • 7 pardew no 1 // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    come on king kenny

  • 8 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    C’mon Andy Carroll hatrick.

    Great to be able to support him for one match.

  • 9 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    LGFUAD21 // Apr 14, 2012

    i agree with everything you just said there

  • 10 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    In 90 minutes time we could be in Europe! Either that or, ‘fool have been knocked out. :)

  • 11 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    The fa cup game today is win win for the toon fans if the fools win we r in europe if thay loose we can hav a good old giggle at them either way we r laffin lol

  • 12 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Pardews fist pump i think we mught have to wait a bit longer for europe looking at the bindippers line up it seems if ur playing in form digleash will drop ya! Wonder how jose feels on the bench at liverfool?

  • 13 darko // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Jose Enrique your not in the top 11, Jose Enrique your not in top 11!!!!
    Still want Liverpool to win, which makes me feel dirty.

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Any1 got a link

  • 15 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I would like ‘fool to win, every helping hand is welcome. We would then have only one target to focus on, not euro 2nd best but CL.

    Besty is still a good player, he has just played in some crap formations. Shola is still a good impact, but he surely can’t last much beyond this season, in which case Besty will be our third striker. I think it’s easy to forget what a worker he can be and I think with Ba or Cisse he can still be an assist king. At the moment, if one of our main strikers is injured (Ba) or leaves (Ba) shola will NOT last a whole match. And no, Besty is NOT crap, hopeless, championship quality at best etc…

    Indian, every so often you knock your sensible posts right off their pedestal with a completely crass and stupid one, which inevitably invites criticism. Stop doing it and all will be well, stop having a go at people for pointing it out and all will be better.

    imho :)

  • 16 wingspan // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    god i feel dirty supporting Liverpool, But needs must!!

    Joses been dropped too! That shows that Kenny really doesnt have a clue.

  • 17 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Can’t help but fee;l this is our one and only chance for Europe this season.

    I feel used. Could this be Carrols redemption if he wins it sending the toon into Europe?

  • 18 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Unlikely as he cant win a ball in the air !

  • 19 chris_g // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    catchy in norway says:
    “best , shola , simpson , obertan, willamson , these 5 are players that would not get in any other top 6 teams obertan would struggle in the championship,

    if you think im wrong then why are we looking at players to fill all these positions , ??? and these are the 5 iv been saying all season”

    I think you’re wrong because:

    1) If we are looking for a new striker it’s probably because Lovenkrands is out of contract in the summer and will almost certainly be leaving so he will need to be replaced. It’s got nothing to do with Best or Shola

    2) We have offered Simpson a new contract, so how does that suggest that the club is trying to get rid of him?

    3) How do you know that the club is looking to replace Obertan? Do you have a reliable source?

    4) It isn’t any secret that the club is looking to bring in another CB, and we all know the reason for that. Except you, of course, who believes that the real reason is because we need someone to replace Williamson.

    I think somewhere in Norway there’s a village that’s missing an idiot.

  • 20 Hemel Mag // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    I’d cheer the mackems on before I cheer that f*****g dour b*****d Dalglish and that Judas scumbag Carrol. Not that im holding a grudge or anytrhing…..

  • 21 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Liverpool 0 everton 1 hmmmm

  • 22 spitfire_ // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Stupid scousers…

  • 23 Hemel Mag // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Yes….. Jelavic good goal

  • 24 Crow59Cdo // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    i could see that coming, get that useless scouse pensioner off the pitch, fair play to everton as much as i want them to lose youve got to give them credit

  • 25 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    How much Liverpool’s defense cost them?

  • 26 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    It’s champions league or bust me thinks, Everton looking much the better team.

    Kenny sacked after this match.

  • 27 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Really cant see liverpool even having a slight chance in this game

  • 28 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Why is Enrique on the bench? He should be playing

  • 29 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    you’re getting sacked in the morning?

  • 30 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    chris g

    you really think there good enough?? or is that you support them cos there in a black and white shirt?

    cos i bet if anyone of those didnt play for right now , none of those would be on anyones list to buy to improve our team, or squad,

    yes simpson has been offered a new contract, shola just signed one last year, dosnt mean that there good enough

    but you keep looking at them through your rose tinted specks, there you go little boy ,, now out side and play theres a good lad

  • 31 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Tsunki reading between the lines dogleash is getting a 5 yr contract in the morning!

  • 32 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Sorry lads but I want Everton to smash those bindippers!!!! We will get 4th or fifth

  • 33 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    toonarmydownsouth – he he :)

  • 34 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    catchy in norway
    give it a rest lad..

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    @ catchy
    best , shola , simpson , obertan, willamson , these 5 are players that would not get in any other top 6 teams obertan would struggle in the championship,

    if you think im wrong then why are we looking at players to fill all these positions , ???

    Im sorry mate but what makes you think were looking for replacements for any of theese? We need a cf cos loverman is out of contract we have needed a new cb since last season and obertan has been in a top 6 team since he came to england give the lad some time, also get off sholas back hes been in great form this half of the season in all honesty the last 3 games hes been better than ba

  • 36 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Liverpool don’t stand a chance at this rate.

  • 37 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    tarie4

    what have i said that is wrong

    or are you just one of these that jump on the band wagon

  • 38 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    And if we don’t get fourth or fifth? Surely you should think what’s better for NUFC before thinking about clubs you dislike

  • 39 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    just say they didnt play for us, would any of those get in your list of players that would improve your squad,,,

  • 40 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Will be a huge shame if Liverpool don’t win.

    Bellamy and Kuyt on 2nd half?

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    “stuart downing attempts to go down the outside past neville unfortuantly hes forgotten he needs to take the ball with him” love radio commentary!

  • 42 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Everton have the measure of ‘fool here.

    Tweedledum and Tweedledee are an awful pair at CB, one fossil who’s always been a cheat and overrated, and the other is the thickest CB in the PL.

  • 43 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/45510/1/liverpool-vs-everton-live-stream-online.html

  • 44 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    sooooooooooooooooooooooo carragher and agger will be the guys that cost newcastle europe if we dont finish 5th. well done lads but we will finish 4th and there’s nothing you or any scouser can do about muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uhhhhhhhhhhhh my head

  • 45 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Liverpool rubbish. I think Dalglish has lost his liggies.

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Based on current form simmo would n i would defo have willo and shola on the bench cant say about besty or obertan a cos they havent played for awhile

  • 47 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    I can’t see Liverpool winning today

  • 48 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    1 week without a win – because we’re not playing – and catchy is back to moan about things.

    How predictable.

  • 49 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    TDS

    i recon your lying, haha

    your def black and white and see them as gods, only cos they play for us, cos there would be no way in hell they would get in any other top 6 team,,

    but your intitled to your opinion,

  • 50 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Anyone who doesn’t appreciate what Shola has contributed lately, doesn’t understand football.

    Simple.

  • 51 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    ToonDownSouth
    best thing to do is to ignore him..

  • 52 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Another offside goal?

  • 53 simon // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Every player in the squad has done there job this season, people who are saying get rid of this player and that player when they have performed well don’t have a clue and obviously play 2 much xbox/playstation football!

  • 54 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    TDS how is it moaning???

    or are you just a pure knob head that dont like anyone to have an opinion????

    if you had your way,, HBA wouldnt be playing right now, cos you believe in what you have right now, ie, the team that is playing regardless

  • 55 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    ToonDownSouth
    aye he has been fantastic, holding up play and working his socks off…i certainly want him to stay and finish his career with us..fantastic attitude..

  • 56 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Catchy how many points has simmo got us this season? Shola one of a select few of our team with pl and european experience, willo since the liverpool game has started to look like the defender that kept saylor out the squad for half a season

  • 57 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    ignore all you want prick,, i never asked you to chip in

    dick

  • 58 ochytoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Pretty sure that Catchy hasn’t always been a dick

  • 59 davybtoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    It’s not jus Europe at stake it’s the difference between keeping our best players n losing them, no Europe from this position wud mean losin alot if our top players
    So come in Liverpool sort it out

  • 60 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    shola would be the second player out the door, behind obertan

    he is a player that choses when he would like to play, he is lazy, and you all know that, he come along and score against sunderland, and then you forgive him

    hahah

    fools

  • 61 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Maybe Dogleash can bring on Des Hamilton for Gerrard, to rescue him ;)

  • 62 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh carroll i dont know whether to laugh orcry

  • 63 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Judas has missed an absolute sitter!
    Catchy not sure why your getting techy fella you asked my opinion i told ya it

  • 64 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    what a sitter

  • 65 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    davybtoon
    have to disagree there mate..we have the same odds of keeping and losing our players regardless we are in Europe or not..mate.. Any player can see we progressed, at the start of the season the objective was top 10 not top 4.. So yeh…

  • 66 thepict // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Andy Carroll , at least hit the fu@king target. What a plonker.

  • 67 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    i feel sryy for him now at the bindippers or not he wud have scored if he was at newcastle im so certain

  • 68 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    you know what is funny

    when im home in newcastle, and speak to friends and family, there all saying pretty much the same,,

    i recon most of you dont get out much and these facless name on this screen are your best friends,, haha

    you all seem to follow daveyboon, TDS , wwwjb and a few others who think they own this site

    muppets

    get out side and see the world

  • 69 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    catchy in norway
    See U are reverting to insults…grow up fellow..

  • 70 ochytoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Catchy
    Maybe its because WWJBD and TDS aren’t complete and utter morons.

  • 71 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    catchy in norway

    relax mate its just a blog at the end of the day

  • 72 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Catchy when your home at newcastle you cant count that sock puppet on yer left hand as your friends

  • 73 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Karma at it’s best with Carroll this season.

  • 74 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    you know what gets me

    i never (apart from today) call anyone on here names, as i believe we all have our own opinions on who is good and who isnt,,

    i get picked up on all the time for moaning, when i believe its not moaning,only wanting my team to improve,

    you can bet all you have that barca, man u , are all seeing players in there teams that arnt good enough

  • 75 pbNcl // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    wow wow wow
    Nay shola bashin now

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Haha charlie nichols and phil thompson “pardew would be my choice for manager of the year” quality

  • 77 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Does anyone else think Saurez is rubbish? Carroll gets all the stick but he is working hard. Saurez is doing nowt.

  • 78 tarie4 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    catchy in norway
    again.. Give it a rest lad

  • 79 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    That Nazi again? argh!!! hate that player.

  • 80 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Nobody’s passing to Carroll….big surprise.

  • 81 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    TDS

    are why not???

    at least its better there then using it like you do after your wank cos shola is on the bench

  • 82 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    cmon pool wheres the sweet silver lark

  • 83 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Distin! You BEAUTY!

  • 84 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Get in you racist scumbag

    HWTL

  • 85 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Typical.

  • 86 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    1-1 skertl should of been sent off earlier tho

  • 87 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    We love you distin!!!

  • 88 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    1-1
    Both because of the defenders.

  • 89 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    ignor me

    :)

    tarie4

  • 90 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    suarez!!!!

  • 91 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Wow how low have I stooped lol. Cheering a Suarez goal. Anything for Newcastle. tbh that was a great finish by him. I still don’t like him

  • 92 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Sorry, don’t want Liverpool to win.
    We can take 5th and ever 4th, we are good enough and it is in our hands.

    Don’t want Liverpool to have a go at another cup in one season.

  • 93 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Just hoping for an Everton own goal now!

  • 94 Jonny // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    On his own for the national my friends and is supporting the famous black and white stripes!

  • 95 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Suarrrrree…………. Nah i cant do it you horrible racist little rat boy

  • 96 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Those wishing for anything but a Liverpool win need to understand what is good for the Toon.

  • 97 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    hey..they have replays for the semis? or no?
    penalties?

  • 98 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Norwich have pulled 1 back cmon finish citys season!!

  • 99 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    No replays

  • 100 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    oh cool, always wondered why people wrote ‘wor’ in their posts, now i know, believe it or not!
    thought it was some english slang, as im in aus.

  • 101 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Catchy – shame that you have seen fit to deride others for having a valid knock at your opinion regarding players that you think are not good enough. Fine if you think that, but when you ‘qualify’ that with thoughts like Shola being lazy and such like you then undermine yourself by exposing a lack of knowledge of the player, his injury history, his role on the pitch, the timing of his introductions as sub, and the impact his introductions have. You’d be better of zipping up than blurting out a superficial tactical summary like that, because you’re on the edge of sounding like Indian a couple of months ago.

  • 102 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I may be wrong, but I believe someone here who is a language/history buff might be able to confirm that words like ‘Aad’ for ‘Old’ are not slang but actually old Saxon or Nordic words, I think that although ‘Wor’ does sound like ‘Our’ it may actually be a valid word rather than a localism.

    Just a bit of intellectual diversion but as it’s NE-related maybe slips under the wire….:)

  • 103 rknufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    so close for carroll

  • 104 Hemel Mag // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    C’mon Everton

  • 105 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Commentator, re Carroll: “If he’d shoot on target, he’d score.”

  • 106 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Send Andy Caroll and Fellani off. Then play with 10-10 men

  • 107 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Caroll misses again.

  • 108 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    ESPN’s coverage is rubbish. Fed up with them showing C list celebrities in the crowd.

  • 109 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Lets hope Bellamy does some favor for his former club

  • 110 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Carrol could of had a hat trick

  • 111 Offkey // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Wor Shearer – My favourite has to be.

    “You saw everything from Carroll there, he lost it, he won it back…….then a poor shot.”

  • 112 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Well it just had to be!

  • 113 rknufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    omg carroll you hero

  • 114 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Hemel Mag must be a mackem.

  • 115 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Judas has scored!!!!

  • 116 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Andy Carroll you beaut

  • 117 Hemel Mag // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    F**K Carrol you C**T

  • 118 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Carrol scores isnt that ironic shooting the toon into europe get in there lad

  • 119 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Carroll does the biz. Deserves it he has never stopped.

  • 120 Ben3arfa // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    haha Carroll that scumbag just helped us get to europe! lol

  • 121 TemuriKetsbaia // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    I LOVE ANDY CAROLL!!!!

  • 122 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Carroll fires Newcastle into Europe, afterall ;)

  • 123 MacToon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    lol

  • 124 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Not happy, sorry.

  • 125 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Ha it came off the back off his head!

  • 126 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Omg

  • 127 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    City winning 4 – 1

  • 128 Hemel Mag // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    F**K off Nepal, more geordie than you’ll ever be pal, just cant stand the scouse C***ts and that Judas T**T

  • 129 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    watching the city norwich game…wonder what the odds at the moment are for argentina to win the next world cup!

  • 130 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Liverpool were suppose to be with 10 men already, and with all that disrespect to the ref I think Bellamy should’ve gotten already 2 yellow cards.

    But, I guess having Europe in the bag is cool, even if these scumbags helped us with that.

  • 131 only magpie of nepal // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Finally Carroll has shown he is not a betrayer.
    We are going to Europe.
    But Man Ct have scored again.
    Title race should be done and dusted before we face them in our final league game.
    EVERTON losing means their season is now more or less over

  • 132 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Bindippers missing lots of sitters.

    Worth every penny Andy Carroll. :-)

  • 133 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Carroll!!!!!!

  • 134 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Get in Andy Carroll!

    You’re still sh** though.

  • 135 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    What a story, Andy Carroll puts us into Europe!

  • 136 colwell // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Passports at the Ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 137 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    The Liverpool fans have turned up. Get on my nerves. Only get behind their team when they’re winning. Tossers.

  • 138 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    get some perspective – don’t you realise that the scousers must be hurting sending us into europe? let them pay and stop being an ass lol :)

    Carroll must have winced as he scored.

  • 139 StuW // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Looks like we are in the Europa League lads!!!

  • 140 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    YEEEEESSSSS!!!!

  • 141 toonincheek // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    I won’t go as far as saying I predicted it, but I DID suggest the headline could be :

    Carroll fires the Toon into Europe.

  • 142 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Now I just pray they’re beaten in the final.

  • 143 Charlietoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Looking good lads!

  • 144 MacToon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Irony indeed!

  • 145 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Carroll is still a geordie lad :D

  • 146 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Omg w are in EUROPE

  • 147 check the toastie // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Oh well, puts us in europe anyway, but hate to see liverpool win.

  • 148 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Boys nd girls start saving up dust of ya passports europe the boys r back in the big show get in

  • 149 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Don’t care who wins the final now.

  • 150 alkinou // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    I don’t think anybody can fault Newcastle’s decision of selling Carroll now!

  • 151 Sammy Adamobi // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    that felt dirty wanting that scum to win but we are now in europe! :D

  • 152 alip123 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Got my passport at the ready – now we can push for champs league as we have europe pretty much wrapped up :D

  • 153 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Big Andy still scoring for us ;)

  • 154 Novocastrian66 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    C’mon Chelsea or Spurs. Anyone but Liverpool.

  • 155 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Now attention turns to our final frontier to this season – Champions League :D

    If we don’t make it, with this squad we can have a great adventure in the Europa League and go very far, I think.

  • 156 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Well now i need to go have a bath i feel disqusting lol

  • 157 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    *for this season

  • 158 magpie6699 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Surely we can’t blow a 12 point lead with just 5 games to go!!! Tell me ma, me ma, we won’t be home for tea, we;re goin’ to Italy…

  • 159 euanpolo // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Thankyou Liverpool. Back in Europe where we belong!

  • 160 toonincheek // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Almost there – but if Chelsea win the CL . . . . .

    Better all cheer for Barca

  • 161 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Europa should be secured now, time put everything behind getting CL now

  • 162 check the toastie // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Sorry for saying this but think Carroll actually deserved the goal, plays with his heart to be fair, oh that hurt, did i actually just put that in print. apologies. still comes across as if hes seriously thick though.

  • 163 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    carroll has put us back on the map in europe well done carroll!

  • 164 grumpy_old_sod // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Champions league next target, come on.

  • 165 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    can players stop spiting all over the place?
    The camera is on you, a woman is standing close to you to interview you, and you just go and spit there on the field like that.

  • 166 ochytoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    GET IN!!!! Some big games next season, Barcelona maybe?

  • 167 check the toastie // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    It is a bit bizarre that carroll has actually made sure we have qualified for europe, both in the fact he has been sh1t all year, the fact that we have built a complete team with his transfer money and now he scores a goal that has assured us of europa. What a guy.

  • 168 Partizan // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Well well well…2 of our former players gave us a ticket to Europe,,,well at least Economy class,whether its gonna be Business its all up to us now.

  • 169 Dennis Twice // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Now Carroll can walk alone…thanks and bye

  • 170 DG MAGPIE // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    toonincheick … chelsea winning the champions league is irevlivent to us qualifying now, all we need to do is beat Everton in the league LOL

    Great Day For The Toon <3

  • 171 Ryan2502 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Lads can someone just clarify something for me? We could need four more points before the end of the season to guarantee being in the Europa League, don’t we? I’m not being a negger, there’s no way we won’t get the points we need, but that is the situation isn’t it? Everton are 12 points behind us with 5 to play = 15 points to play for, so conceivably they could win all their games, and get the points, meaning we might need a few more points to guarantee it.

  • 172 DG MAGPIE // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Ryan yer thats right.

  • 173 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Yes Ryan @ 71, the very interesting thing though is…if Everton had won, we would still have had a chance at Europe if we had finished behind Chelsea in 6th..

    2 cases

    1. Chelsea finish 5th and beat Tottenham
    Everton wouldn’t get in europe and we would get the spot
    2. Chelsea finish 5th but win the champions league, but lose to Tottenham in the FA cup, again Everton wouldn’t make Europe, Chelsea would have got the 4th Champions league place, pushing Tottenham to the Europa league.
    The runner up in the FA cup only makes it in to the Europa League if the winner makes the champions league :)

  • 174 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    First case assumes Chelsea don’t win the champions league. Also if Tottenham finish 5th and had beat Chelsea, same again, we make Europa league from 6th.

  • 175 north east lincs toon // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    We really need tiote to step up in these final 5 games but 1 more yellow and he is on a ban

  • 176 moonraker // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    tsunki

    words like “aad”and “caad” etc are of Nordic origin mate”
    as are a lot of other geordie words !




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