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Carroll Scores Winner – Newcastle in Europe

2:30 pm, Saturday, April 14th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 218 Comments

In a great finish for Newcastle, in today’s FA Cup semi-final tie,  Andy Carroll headed the winner for Liverpool after 86 minutes to put Newcastle into Europe.

Andy Carroll scores winner against Everton today

Oh yes, I almost forgot,  and Liverpool reached the FA Cup final with their 2-1 win over Everton.

And over the 90 minutes Liverpool probably deserved to win the game although their defending at times was not good.

It hadn’t looked good for Liverpool in the first half , when Jamie Carragher had given away a terrible goal after just 23 minutes, when he dithered instead of thumping the ball away, and  Jelavic hit the ball into the back of the net, and Liverpool were 1-0 down at the half.

But Liverpool were a much improved side in the second half, although Andy Carroll missed an absolute sitter from just five yards out on 47 minutes, when he somehow headed the ball wide.

He used to score those when he wore the black and white stripes of his home town club Newcastle.

But then it was former Newcastle center-back Sylvain Distin who made a terrible mistake for Everton,  and his poor pass back was jumped on by Luiz Suarez, and he had the ball in the back of the net in a jiffy.

It was anybody’s game now, but then on 86 minutes, following a corner, it was that Geordie lad Andy Carroll,  who back-headed the ball into the back of the net, to see Liverpool into their second cup final this year, and it was Andy’s second goal this week.

But much more importantly, it means that 6th place in the league will qualify for Europe, and Newcastle are currently 12 points ahead of 7th placed Everton.

While it’s still technically possible for Everton to catch Newcastle,  we will go a long way to making that almost impossible,  with a win against Stoke next Saturday.

We need just 4 more points in our last 5 games to make 100% sure, but that also assumes Everton will win every one of their remaining games.

We’re in Europe next season - believe me – and it’s unbelievable.

Now let’s see if we can make it the Champions League!

Howay The Lads!!



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



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218 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    EUROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 Sammy Adamobi // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    better get saving for the european trip!

  • 3 grumpy_old_sod // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Champions league next, come on.

  • 4 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Sad for Everton – good for us.

    Funny that a Carroll goal should put us into Europe :-)

  • 5 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Two ex Newcastle players still doing favours for the toon.
    Distin giving the bindippers a free goal. Carroll getting lucky.

  • 6 ady // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    after he missed the first chance i thought here we go that f****r wont score but he did thx to god :P

  • 7 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Are we 100% gauranteed europe? Not even the slightest chance we won’t get it?

  • 8 check the toastie // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:34 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.

  • 9 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Just like to point out we arent there just yet still need 4 points I think to make certain

  • 10 alkinou // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    @6
    We have to secure 6th place and if Chelsea win the CL we might not be in Europe (not too sure the circumstances)

  • 11 ady // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    after he missed that since i thought here we go that guy will never score a goal but he did and thx to god livepool won if it wasent for newcastle i would have sported everton lol

  • 12 t00ntime // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    we are 12 points clear with 15 left to get. So if we win 1 match or everton lose 1 match (like against manure) we will be in europa ;-)

  • 13 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    He’s big, he’ll score, he’ll break you f’in jaw, Andy Carroll! Andy Carroll!

  • 14 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    I can’t even express how much of a MASSIVE win that is to put us in Europe.

    We will keep all our best players, buy some better ones, and live the dream. I really hope this fires Ashley us to spend some cash as he get’s a chance to really promote his brand. We may even get a really good stadium sponsor. I’m sure Virgin are loving it too!!!

    Now the pressure is off, we can relax and play our football and have a shot at the Champions league!!!

    HWTL!!!!!!

  • 15 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Come to think of it.

    It was not 2 but 3 former Nufc players who pretty much gaurenteed us Europe tonight.

    Distin, Carroll and Bellamy.

    Still puzzled on how Enrique didn’t start.

  • 16 ochytoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Barca will thump Chelski and I can’t see us dropping that many points in these last few games. Hope we get a good group, not some crappy Latvian team or something.

  • 17 moonraker // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    WWJBD
    It’s certain surely ???!!!

  • 18 Brutooon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    time to dust that PASSPORT !!!!!!!

  • 19 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    do liverpool get cl if they win fa cup?

  • 20 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    @ochytoon: Thanks for the shout out mate but I’m not a verb ;)

  • 21 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    E-I-E-I-E-I-0

    UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO

    WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE

    THIS IS WHAT WE’LL SING

    WE ARE GEORDIES, SUPER GEORDIES

    PARDEW IS OUR KING

    E-I-E-I-E-I-O

    get in! howay the lads :P :P :P

  • 22 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    @nufc786: Nope, cup winners get Europa – top four get champs league.

  • 23 Partizan // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:42 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.

    I just hope Man City makes another slip so that will put end to their title hopes,that will make our job against them a lot easier.

  • 24 toonincheek // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    If Chelsea win the CL, then the 4th in the league will NOT get CL, but Europa.

    But 4th and 5th will get Europa and, if Chelsea win CL but are 4th/5th, then 6th gets Europa.

    I think Europa for us is almost certain . . . .unless
    we get CL ! ! ! !

    Let’s go for it.

  • 25 geordie_boy89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    if the toon win next game and everton fail to win europe is a cert!

  • 26 davybtoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    We only need 4pts if everton won all there last 5 games not gonna happen
    Back in Europe come on the toon

  • 27 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Thump
    thank god AC in the CL uuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuushhhhhh

  • 28 ToonZiga // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    EUROPEEE :D YESSS GET IN!!!! deserved to be in europe actually… :)

  • 29 moonraker // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    @18

    Liverpool in Europa same as us atm but I think we’ll get 4th which will be CL. Chelsea winning it doesnt alter status and the wont beat Barca anyway :-)

  • 30 achtoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Still need 4 points and chelsea to not will the cl. Its in the bag.

  • 31 bambams // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    I am 42 and cannot wait for the european nights once more, for those younger fans that have not had the experience………… Buy the tickets when they come out.

    TREMENDOUS !!!!

  • 32 davybtoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Actually think havin Europa confirmed this early take pressure off us n we will get 4th

  • 33 Ryan2502 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Sorry for the repost from the last thread.

    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.

  • 34 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    @Partizan: According to Google the Norwich game finished 6-1… to City. Not a slip up we need haha

  • 35 Burkey16 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Everton lose 1 game and we tie a game and we clinch

  • 36 toon_dog // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Not sounding like a negger but let’s not bump our gums just yet it’s not mathematically done yet we could still finish 8th if disastrous things happen obviously hopefully not but les not count our chickens before they hatch.

  • 37 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    @Ryan: Mathematically yeah, if we lose all our games and Everton win all of their games it’s definitely possible. Nobody is counting their chickens yet, it’s just about opening up fifth spot for us. It’s up to us to finish their (or higher) now.

  • 38 ochytoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Thump
    Haha no problem although I’ll be sure to use you in the grammatically correct way next time.

  • 39 lee1892 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    A point next saturday and then a everton defeat on Sunday and we’re in. Come onnnnnnnnnn

  • 40 Ryan2502 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    @ Thump

    Thanks for that, mate. I thought that was the case, like I said I can’t see us not picking up another 4 points before the end of the season, the way we’re playing, and if Cisse keeps banging them in!

  • 41 lee1892 // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    We still want to get atleast 5th as you dont have to bother with the qualifiers

  • 42 Dannyo // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Europe, Europe, Europe.
    MA sells Andy Carroll for £35 mill and little over a year later, the lad helps us into Europe.

    What a deal!

  • 43 ady // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    we want CL and if we get in there that will be gr8 one we can get money from CL and two MA will give us money to buy better player and that will really push newcastle next season and CL means it will be easy for us to get good player :P

  • 44 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Have you ever seen a mackem in milan?

  • 45 oo aa demba ba // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Basically if/when Everton drop points over the next few games then it’ll be a certainty!!

    Absolutely buzzing lads!!

  • 46 Partizan // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Thump….yup Tevez scored a hat trick,,and their next game is at Wolves…something tells me that City will still win it,i get this feeling that this is far from over.

  • 47 Dannyo // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Our ability to attract and keep players just increased ALLOT. What a season it has been.

    Howay APs Black and White Army!

  • 48 Levi // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    i think i celebrated that andy carroll goal more then any he scored for us lol.

  • 49 Brutooon // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    SHOLA AMEOBI WILL BE THE TOP SCORER IN EUROPE !!!

  • 50 toonarmyuk // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    To clarify:

    Firstly, we need to ensure that the gap between us and Everton in 7th is mathematically secured (4 points) so if we win our next match and Everton draw then we are guaranteed at least 6th place. I think this is a done deal, even if the place isn’t mathematically secured by our next match. It will happen.

    Secondly, if we finish in 6th we will be guaranteed Europe no matter the outcome of Chelsea’s wandering in the CL. The only difference is if Chelsea win the CL and finish outside the top 4. If that happens, it means the top three from the Prem League will also get CL, but 4th, 5th and 6th place will then go into the Europa.

    Either way, aside from the worse ever possible run of results for us, and Everton winning all of their remaining league games, we’re in Europe next season!!

    If we finish fourth (which would be absolutely unbelievable!!) we would need to rely on Chelsea not winning the CL (which they won’t!) to be assured of CL football next season. Would be the most amazing year EVER!!!

  • 51 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Well isn’t this just the most ironic day…

    Big round of applause for Carroll next time he returns, ey lads?

  • 52 leeb1982 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Better start with the overtime for Europe.I might even get a game whilst away on me jollies. Tenerife must be close to qualifying by now. Lol

  • 53 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    he he AC might just have made up for everything. Jose still a get though.

  • 54 munch27 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    lol TDS “Big round of applause for Carroll next time he returns, ey lads?”

    were going to the Champions League not the Championship!!!!!!

  • 55 Partizan // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Sunday 22 April 2012
    12:30 Man Utd v Everton Old Trafford
    Saturday 28 April 2012
    15:00 Everton v Fulham Goodison Park
    Tuesday 1 May 2012
    19:45 Stoke v Everton Britannia Stadium
    Sunday 6 May 2012
    14:00 Wolves v Everton Molineux Stadium
    Sunday 13 May 2012
    15:00 Everton v Newcastle Goodison Park

  • 56 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Everton’s next game is against United at Old Trafford. Man U will need to win that game.

  • 57 Dannyo // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    @TDS
    Hehe, ye, atleast he’ll avoid the booing next season :P

  • 58 Mr Books // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Most important goal AC has scored for Newcastle :)

  • 59 out of toon // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Howay – lets paint the town black and white

    thanks andy btw

  • 60 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    @ochytoon: haha that’s all I ask mate :D

    @Ryan: I’m sure we’ll pick up a win or two but our games are bloody difficult. None of these teams are going to be a pushover, let’s just hope Chelsea are knackered after their trips for wor game!

    @Partizan: Bet Mancini’s gutted he didn’t play him now for all that time hah. Hope he drops him again for us though <_<

  • 61 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    THURSDAY NIGHT AT SJP ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • 62 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Great for the fans, even better for our younger players, they’ll get more opportunities to start games.

    We need Citeh to be out of the title race just before we play them … so they’ll be gutted.

    A Chelsea win tomorrow means we’ll play them on the Wednesday before the FA Cup Final.
    It will also be demoralising for an out of form Spurs team.

    So I’m hoping for lots of red cards, extra-time and a Chelsea win.

  • 63 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    us against chelsea is like a cup final no?

  • 64 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    @toonarmyuk: Okay I get it but the second point is confusing the shite out of me – if we finish 6th we’re guaranteed Europe? The only reason 6th will open for us is if Chelsea wins the FA cup, surely?

  • 65 moonraker // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    toon_dog
    correction mate you ARE a neggar!

  • 66 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Thump

    Mate, 6th definitely gets Europe. It would have gone to the FA Cup runners up, however Liverpool, Spurs & Chelski are already in Europe.

    Europa League is still the back up plan though (;

  • 67 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Tevez hatrick lots of bizarre things happening today. 1-6.

  • 68 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    How are Chelsea already in Europe? Because they’re in the CL semi’s?

  • 69 Paulo Martins // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Carroll, we must forgive the boy, we all make bad choices, I am sure that this goal has special meaning for him ,because I still believe, he will always be NUFC fan as all of us forever .NUFC

    I’m all excited, next Saturday will be my first visit to St. James Park,since I fan , and that is20 years.

    Paulo Martins
    Portugal

  • 70 NorseMag // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    If Chelsea wins CL and ends 5th in PL, 4th & 6th in PL will get Europa League. No?

  • 71 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Because if Chelsea finish 5th, then they’ll already be in Europe due to finishing 5th. So 6th place will get it.

    If Chelsea finish 6th, then we’ll have finished 5th or 4th, so it’s irrelevant.

  • 72 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    3 cases would still have got us in to Europe if Everton had won that game.

    1. Chelsea don’t win the champions league, finish 5th and beat Tottenham
    Everton wouldn’t get in europe and we would get the spot
    2. Chelsea finish 5th, 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 :)
    (As it stands, we need 4 points from 5 games to guarantee Europa)

  • 73 moonraker // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Thump

    Man U – CL
    Man C – CL
    Arsenal- CL
    Spurs – CL (or us)
    NUFC – Europa
    Chelsea- Europa

    plus Bindippers europa already qualified thro CC

  • 74 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    (case 3 is tottenham finish 5th and beat chelsea)
    there’s my 2 cents.

  • 75 Korzic // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Liverpool’s win means that 6th place now gets a Europa spot. Whilst NUFC don’t have a top 6 place sewn up, If Everton drop points between now and the end of season, it’s a guarantee.

    IN other news, City looked absolutely lethal against Norwich. Pity Tevez had to piss about for 95% of the season. Not looking forward to their visit any more. They’ve apparently rediscovered how to play away again.

  • 76 hoppernufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    get in! get the passports out lads :)

  • 77 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Ah right, forgot about the runner up rule. Still say it’s the daftest rule going like!

  • 78 Paulo Martins // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    A win agaist stOke is CERTAIN?

  • 79 obatoyou // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    when was the last time we had 6 wins in a row?

  • 80 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    CANT believe what im reading no former player has put us into europe its the cuurent players who have us in europe not donkey and bull so lets put that straight for a start. secondly if not OUR players getting the congrats it must go to pards carver carr and everyone else not lfc.

  • 81 pardew no 1 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    i dont no but was man city the only game on from the epl

  • 82 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    @obatoyou: Last time we won 5 in a row was the 2006 season iirc (remembering stats from twitter, might be wrong haha) so we might have to go back to 02/03? If not earlier than that.

  • 83 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    @Pardew no 1: Mackems v Wolves, WBA v QPR and Swansea v Blackburn are all on now. Well, half time anyway.

  • 84 pardew no 1 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    cheers thump

  • 85 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    boom boom

    That post makes absolutely no sense. Surely you understand the irony/humor behind comments such as “Carroll fires Newcastle to Europe”.

    It’s a joke. If we finish 6th, then we would not have got into Europe unless Liverpool won that game. That’s a simple fact.

    People are happy. That’s a good thing.

  • 86 geordiejamie89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Thank you JUDAS! Thanks to you I could be going on holiday somewhere warm to watch the toon play, what a hero! OOh hopefully a nice Spanish team not too far away from a nice beach, or Italy even. First time overseas to watch the toon looks more likely, and the way Newcastle are moving forward, the opportunity might come more often. Could still be going to Barcelona to watch the toon yet haha!

  • 87 greg // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Gylfi Sigurdsson is class, can we get him?

  • 88 Thump // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    @TDS: I don’t think he understands that we wouldn’t have qualified if Everton won.

  • 89 toonincheek // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Thump @88

    That’s not right.

  • 90 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Europe without kicking a ball this week? we must be good :)

  • 91 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    @89 – I think he means ‘yet’

  • 92 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    So, when I’m in Milan, what is it exactly I am looking for………?

  • 93 Louis583 // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Tsunki, you could try looking for a Mackem, however the odds of finding one are about the same as Sunderland finishing above Newcastle.

  • 94 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    …or apparently winning against wolves – typical shocking display by the unbathed rabble. hope they lose to the bottom club, nice end to their season.

  • 95 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Don’t we need to go through a qualifying stage if we finish fourth to end up playing in CL? That could be quite hard, no?

  • 96 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Atleast we have Europe hehe BUZZIng

  • 97 se asia nufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    gotta agree with ya toon down south , we all wish it would have been home game at st James’s that saw us into european comp , but hey mate lets all just celebrate tonight, been at some shockers over the years notably the 2-0 loss to chester in 1980 i think , f me that was a miserable day, will defo make the trip back to see couple o’ games next season , great to see the club on such a high again, pardews a good bloke worked with him at birkenhead municiple biuldings in 1981, lost contact over the years .
    hwtl forever
    al in vietnam

  • 98 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Mutiny

    Yeah, and there’s always a few tough teams in there. But there’s also about 20 average ones from Eastern Europe! And if we lost, we’d go straight into the Europa League, so it wouldn’t be all bad.

  • 99 Partizan // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Mutiny…Yes thats correct,you can end up against teams like Napoli,Lyon etc in that final round.
    Or in worst hand…Partizan :-)

  • 100 Rodney Cisse // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    4 points boys!!! wooop!

  • 101 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    ToonDownSouth
    So even if we lost in the qualifying rounds, we will end up in Europa??

  • 102 se asia nufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    hi all from Ho Chi Minh City
    great result and we should all stick together on a night like this , quick question ? if we falter in the champs league qualifiers do we enter th europa cup as a result ? sorry if its a little dumb guys not the best place to get info ,
    HWTL always
    nunk

  • 103 Partizan // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Mutiny…I think Newcastle will automatically qualify for the 3rd round,,and if we lose in that round then we go to Europa League.

    But if Newcastle starts from the 2nd round and losses that one,then its bye bye.

  • 104 Monk04NUFC // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Didn’t suppose to say this again… but…
    Thanks, Andy Carroll! .)

  • 105 kevymartins // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Could end up drawing teams like celtic as well though…an never underestimate how good we are lads…we arnt jount 4th because were flukey we worked are socks off for it an deserved it…

  • 106 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Yeah, Udinese for instance got knocked out by Arsenal in the prelims, and they’re still in the Europa League now!

    There’s only one qualifying round by the way, as the Premier League is well seeded.

  • 107 se asia nufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    apologies mutiny didnt see you were concerned about the same thing
    would hate for us to do an everton of couple o’ seasons ago , home n away n gone

  • 108 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Hmm ok, thanks. What determines in which round we start?

  • 109 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    ooh i m loving this. This sure is epic.

  • 110 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    No pressure now, almost certain, why not have a go for UCL, not saying we are not going to, but pardew shd come out and say so. well i hope so

  • 111 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Indian

    I’d love to see us go at Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pardew is always very concerned with not losing, but seeing as we’ve nothing to lose, it’d be good to see us absolutely go for it.

    Smashing Stoke to pieces in a week will send out a message!

  • 112 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    my point exactly

  • 113 nico // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    What is all this rubbish that if Chelsea win the Champs league and finish 5th then a 6th place finish won’t qualify us for Europe. Of course it will.

  • 114 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    in addition to this, i must say Everton’s season is over, we could win there. “Motivation”

  • 115 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    I actually think Wigan away could be a very very tough game. They’ve done what they do every single year.

  • 116 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    What a daft season we have had if we get a good end run and a good summer of quality recruitment next season could be even better….maybe even that bleeding cup that we have been avoiding for so bloody long

  • 117 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    WWJBD

    Unfortunately, as has been drilled into me, I’m more worried about outgoings than incomings!

  • 118 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Sunderland’s honeymoon period appears to be well and truly over.

    Time for a chorus of…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WFHsSEDiZg&feature=related

    ?

  • 119 Crow59Cdo // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    well what a postive day, a winner in the national and the toon practically securing european football so smiles all round, on a negative note though pierre mario morosini RIP what a reall blow to the game and hope italian football can find its feet again

  • 120 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    TDS
    Same here mate but we are a different club than we were last time round so am more hopeful…probably will be spat on again though haha

  • 121 dev // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    @thump the difference is runner up in fa cup gets europa league before 6th in league but liver pool are already in cos they won the carling cup

  • 122 MagpiesFlyHigh // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    We haven’t really dumped anyone all season – except maybe Manure at home. Could do with a 4+ clear goal win once this season

  • 123 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    I just don’t want this season to fizzle out. Ridiculous as it sounds, I’d be disappointed with anything below 5th now!

  • 124 Rodney Cisse // Apr 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Cant wait to buy Europa league badges for next years kit.

  • 125 ToonAndy // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Muambas died? Is this true lad ? :(

  • 126 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Is anyone else worried that we’re 5th because we haven’t played anyone yet? :|

  • 127 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    i have nt heard anything

  • 128 ToonAndy // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    This might be wrong… I heard it on
    Foreign tv at my local pub…. I hope im wrong!

  • 129 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Tragic news from Italy where 25-year-old midfielder Piermario
    Morosini has died following a suspected heart attack on the pitch,
    football officials say. He was taken to Pescara’s Santo Spirito hospital
    by ambulance, where he died

  • 130 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Muamba’s fine, it’s a player in Italy’s serie B that has had a cardiac arrest and died today. Aweful.

  • 131 Crow59Cdo // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    its not muamba its an italian player check my previous post for the name

  • 132 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Muamba is hopeful of resuming his playing career incredibly after being fitted with a defribulator.

  • 133 tonynufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    if we got CL we would be in the 4th pot for seeds yes?. but if we finish 5, would we be a high seed for europa or low seed because of our past results and not being in europe for a while?????

  • 134 Paulo Martins // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    I agree on what you said, we have to thank our players and continue supporting them until the last minute of the season

  • 135 Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    TDS

    My sentiments exactly. I was hoping for Everton to win as this may be an excuse to take the foot of the old pedal. I don’t want the mentality of ‘oh well, a loss to Chelsea aint bad cos we’ve got Europa Leauge.’

    I’m not worried about the players becoming complacent, I’m worried about the fans in the terraces.

    Just because we may have cemented Europe doesn’t mean we shouldn’t treat every game as a cup final! We need to be the 12th man and push our team onto 4th.

    I can guarentee spurs and Chelsea will drop points. Chelsea have got big games against local rivals and spurs are playing against those in a relegation battle! We could do this if it falls our way.

    From now every game matters more than the one before and we can do well against Chelsea and Citeh. The way some talk on here it’s like it’s a forgone conclusion that we are going to ge beat in both those games! We are the same Newcastle that has given every team we have played this season with the exception of spurs and fulham away, a real go! What a load of shit it is I am reading today!

    Europa leauge is more than any of us expected but less than we deserve! Let’s do this! HWTFL

  • 136 GeordieToon89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Oh when the mags, go marching in, Oh when the mags go marching innnn, into Italy, into Russia, Into Spainnnn, Oh when the mags go marching inn! Howay the lads!!

  • 137 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    tony

    You’re definitely right about the CL. I imagine we’d be a low seed in the Europa aswell, however we’d have the advantage of coming from a top league, so we wouldn’t be in the bottom pots.

  • 138 toonking // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    well with europa league ours for sure all that is left is aim for top4 and hope chelsea don’t win cl

  • 139 StuW // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Fantastic day, capped the season off perfectly, and the fact we can still go for the CL too makes it a great few weeks.

    HOWAY THE LADS!

  • 140 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Beattie

    Spurs have got what looks an easy run in, but I fancy them to drop points away to QPR next weekend.

    We’ve got four very very tough games – and Stoke isn’t exactly a walk in the park – so everyone will have to be up for it.

    But being completely realistic, there’s no reason why we can’t win the last 5 games. Not saying I expect us to, but it’s perfectly plausable.

  • 141 Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    And if one more person thanks Andy Carroll I’m going to snap and go back to my old ways!

    That judas cnut left us for his 30 pieces of silver and disgraced the number 9 shirt, his boyhood club and the hallowed turf of st James park. Add to that he became a cheating cock end in the process by diving like a falling horse when rounded Krul.

    He can take his pony tail and wife beating ways and become a hero for scoring 1 goal for the scum no 2, but never ever will I thank him for scoring for and against another team. While you lot are at it why not thank suarez and king kenny. Some of you make a mockery of this club.

    The only irony is the fact that this blog swells with numbers when we are doing well. I understand the light hearted comments as I did chuckle, but those who really meant to thank big AC need to go back to supporting man ure.

    2 rants in 2 days. My rehab ain’t going well.

  • 142 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    People keep mentioning if Chelsea win the CL….really?

    Have to add horrible news coming out of Italy RIP Piermario Morosini

  • 143 tonynufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    toon down south.
    trying explain the seeds for europe to the wife. she came out with are you talking about planting seeds in a pot. side splittingly funny. she hasnt got a clue.

  • 144 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Chelsea will not win the Champions League haha. Nothing to worry about there!

  • 145 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    WWJBD

    Snap. On both accounts.

  • 146 Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    TDS

    Our previous 5 games were all tough, the first 11 games if the season difficult! The hallmark of out team is defying exceptions. I don’t think we can win all 5 but I will not rule it out. Ive been shortest so much this season that I don’t know where I am anymore. But boy am I enjoying it. It doesn’t sound like it all the time but I am immensely happy and proud but we cannot see the finish line now. We’ve got to put our heads down, round that corner and run as hard as we can!

  • 147 ToonDownSouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    tony

    Hahah. Same with my girlfriend like. She just doesn’t give a crap, but I keep rambling on ;)

  • 148 Hemel Mag // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Beattie @141 Well said, I’d love it if Carrol picks up an injury now and misses the final either that or he scores an own goal to lose it for them.

  • 149 geordiejamie89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Bad news about that player in the Italian league like.

  • 150 toonking // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    we might have europa league but finishing 5th will still give us a bigger benifit than 6th if spurs are in the final.
    winning the fa cup will put a team in group stand right away so spurs liverpool will guarantee liverpool that so 5th will get us into playoff but 6th will mean a very early start like birmingham had

  • 151 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    TDS
    Aye Chelsea havent a hope imo if Barca dont run through them Madrid or Bayern will

    Anyway lads have a good un and enjoy the celebrations

  • 152 toonking // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    mean stage not stand

  • 153 geordiejamie89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Well I must say I felt like I had to thank Andy Caroll. He doesn’t deserve a number nine at any club, let alone Newcastle. But he’s got 35 million for the club for being a traitor, and his goal today just made sure we’re playing in Europe next season. Hopefully Liverpool will lose against the London side they play in the final, and his goal will mean nothing.

  • 154 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    What happens if Chelsea don’t win CL (no way anyway), don’t go to the finals of the FA Cup, and finish in 6th?

    They won’t have European football next season?

  • 155 craigTnufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    It’s an ironic thankyou Beattie f off!!

  • 156 JAMSHA // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    wow i hear CL music :-) jst put CL music as our entrance music in fifa 12

  • 157 toonking // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    i got a thought which relates to how good shity have looked since the ballay has been suspended. so what i am wondering is will ballay starting give us more chance to win than if he was benched?

  • 158 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Now where did I put my passport……….

  • 159 Oleg G // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Another thing.

    If Liverpool takes the FA cup as well. Cardiff gets something for her runner up in the cup?

  • 160 toonking // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    oleg chelsea will still get it through 6th place but it will be through carling cup unless spurs won it and we got 4th in which case the go as 5th place would.
    basically the way europa entries work is
    1. group stage via fa cup
    2. playoff which is given via 5th
    3. a qualification stage leading up to playoff for group stage which is given via carling cup

  • 161 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Well I am thanking Andrew Carroll for the following:

    Leaving our club and putting £35m in to the transfer fund.
    Leaving us so we could buy better players that work to a finer tactical system than just belting the ball up to your knuckle head.
    Having a crap career after leaving the club that made your name, just so you could be very very rich instead of just very rich.
    Scoring perhaps one of the most painful goals of your career, helping us to prove you and your mate Jose wrong.

    And thank you for not coming back.

  • 162 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Anyway, time I stopped thinking about AC, his ilk just annoy me and anyway, he’s reasonably inconsequential now, isn’t he?

    Nice rants there by the way, beattie.

  • 163 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    But judas couldnt believe his luck when that ball hit in the back off the head!
    Also were in europe cos we deserve to be, weve grafted all season and this is are reward, f liverpool n f the 2 who thought they were on too bigger things if we dont qualify for the UCL then i really hope we dump the bindippers out of europe!!

  • 164 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    But judas couldnt believe his luck when that ball hit in the back off the head!
    Also were in europe cos we deserve to be, weve grafted all season and this is are reward, screw liverpool n screw the 2 who thought they were on too bigger things if we dont qualify for the UCL then i really hope we dump the bindippers out of europe!!

  • 165 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Anyway, relegation maters – Wolves and Blackburn are scrooooooood. Bolton look favourites to join them but as they still have a game in hand, it’s not a bad bet that it could be Wigan /QPR to fill that third slot. I care not a jot about any of them tbh, save for Joey going down the pot, but here’s my point – please, oh please can Aston Villa hit the iceberg? PLEASE?

  • 166 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    toonarmydownsouth – right. Oh, and I forgot to add my tagline –

    Oh, and Andy? thanks for Nothing!

  • 167 2_goal_tino // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I’m not concerned at all about us taking the foot off the pedal after today. As far as I can see today just means we have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. We won’t go out trying not to be beaten to ensure Europa and instead we’ll be able to have a real go at the likes of Chelsea and City to see whether we can sneak into what would be an absolutely unbelievable 4th place. Today has taken the pressure off us completely!

    So proud of the lads for everything they’ve done this season!

  • 168 mondziu // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    While keeping my feet firmly on the ground, I wanted to clarify what WOULD await us in quals to the Champions League IF we get there, as many people asked about it.

    We WOULD start in the Play-off round by the virtue of England having one of five best country coefficients. The play-off round winners go straight into the UCL group stage, while the losers drop directly to the group stage of Europa League.

    As things stand at the moment in the tables of the best domestic leagues in Europe (bar the EPL, which would of course promote Spurs, but the assumption we beat them and Chelsea to 4th is the whole point of this), the 15 teams competing for 5 places in the group stage as non-champions of their domestic leagues would be:

    Ten teams starting from Third qualifying round:

    Seeded:
    CSKA Moscow 80.566
    Braga 63.002
    Dinamo Kiev 62.026
    Panathinaikos 50.920
    AZ Alkmaar 44.103

    Unseeded:
    Glasgow Rangers 43.728
    Fenerbahce 41.615
    Club Brugge 35.480
    Dinamo Bucuresti 13.264
    FC Nordsjaelland 8.005

    The five winners of the Third round meet five teams from highest ranked leagues in the play-off round.

    Play-off round teams:
    Lille 38.835
    Lazio 29.996
    Newcastle United 16.757
    Malaga 16.465
    Borussia Moenchengladbach 14.903

    HOWEVER, the seedings are based on CLUB, not COUNTRY coefficients. Moreover the Play-off round draws are made before the outcome of the Third round and are based on the assumption that the higher-ranked team win, so if the lower-ranked team win its Third round tie, it virtually uses the coefficient of the team they defeated.

    This means, that as it stands now, none of the clubs from England, Spain, Germany, France or Italy would be seeded, so they cannot meet each other and it works exectly like they are all seeded. :)

    There are still couple of games to go, though, and this can change easily with:
    Valencia 89.465
    Lyon 94.835
    Roma 69.496
    Schalke 77.903
    still possible participants in the Play-off round.

    And last, but not least, Newcastle aren’t even in the 4th spot yet, and may not be when the season ends, so we have to keep wining to keep this dream alive.
    HWTL!

  • 169 ShieldsGeordie // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Hello lads new to the blog but i have been reading it for quite some time now and finally decided to start a account on the day we get them passports out FINALLY!

  • 170 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    In a way I think Europa would be perfect for us next season, I think Champions League would be overtrading. That said the 30M+ would sure help in the summer transfer window so mixed feelings on that one – we also may never get this opportunity for a long time.

    I’d be thrilled with Europa though, wow, a team that was recently promoted from the champions league!!

  • 171 ShieldsGeordie // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Spuggy- even though most champions league teams would batter us and it would hurt the squad physically you have to take the chance of playing champions league footy

  • 172 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    mondziu – top post lad great reading. Looking forward to it now. Newcastle, don’t fail me now!

  • 173 mondziu // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Do you remember a certain Mike Ashley saying he will increase the capacity of our ground up to 60.000 if we qualify to the Champions League couple of years ago?

    I wonder if he would say he meant St. James’ Park, not Sports Direct Arena if we really do reach the CL.

  • 174 ShieldsGeordie // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    why does it say all my comments are awaiting moderation can people see my comments?

  • 175 toonking // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    oleg
    league cup has to be won for qualification so if liverpool won fa cup it will still mean 6th place gets the league cups way into europe. for us to avoid greatest no. of europa game we need spurs to win as i have read that fa cup runner up would then earliest of the 3 and group stage goes to 5th. chelsea winning cup mean we enter playoff

  • 176 Spuggy // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    I think with all but securing Europe Pards will get a nice cheque for summer signings (15m+), and Simpson and Guthrie will sign contracts.

    We’ll have to grab this opportunity to attract good players with both hands. There’s a good chance that Hoilett and Douglas will come here with European football.

  • 177 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Just got back from a shopping trip in Germany!

    First thing to do when your home! Computer on! Check out the Blog!

    Happy we are more or less confirmed of a European spot!

    Not too happy that Manure are now sniffing around Douglas when he has been on our Radar for almost a year! It will really piss me off if Douglas goes to Manure instead of coming to us!

    Everyone flipping reacting on here as if we won a cup or summit! Lets just win every game we got left this year and steal fourth spot too!!!!!

    I am not going to thank Carroll for a flipping thing! As far i am concerned he is old news and i hope he never don the black and white colours again! Would,nt want him back, No way!

  • 178 PontiusLee // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    glad that we clinched a place in europe next year.
    maybe this might convince some of our GOOD fringe players to stay. (ba, guthrie, tiote)
    and im excited to see what prospects we can bring in now!
    absolutely ecstatic now that we are back in the top where we should be.
    HTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 179 Lee Dodd // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Next Week Against Stoke We will have it Nailed. Champions League I think its 1 Season To Soon for Us. Is Ashley Going to Spend Daft money for New Players For the Champions League ??? It will Be good for sports Direct etc but can we afford to do a Birmingham ????

  • 180 Toon_Army // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    @135

    Why would we step off the gas now?

    The team has worked it’s socks off all season not knowing where it would end, expectations were top half if I remember correctly so they could very well have taken their foot off the gas a long time ago, I have faith that the team will give their all over the last 5 games regardless of their position in the league as they have done all season, I get the feeling we will spring a couple more surprises yet too!!! We might not get 4th, might, but if we don’t you can guarantee our performances against both Chelsea and Man City will cement that we need to be taken very seriously next season, remember against spurs we had a weakened side and the scoreline flattered them, with HBA in his current form, the rest of the squad finding their stride at the right time and that little bit of luck we have been having lately I am quietly optimistic about that 4th spot, I see no reason according to current form and fixtures why we could not finish above Spurs and Chelsea.

  • 181 Toon_Army // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Oh as for Carroll, Welcome to the Karma Hotel.

  • 182 Louis583 // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    @178, did you really just include Ba and Tiote in our fringe players.

  • 183 PontiusLee // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    @182
    i meant fringe as in, they are on the fringe of staying or leaving.
    as soon as i clicked “submit” i knew i would get asked what i meant.
    haha my bad, my bad.

  • 184 2_goal_tino // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    @173 – No, that was Shepperd and we are pretty much at capacity. can’t expand East Stand because of the listed terrace houses behind, while expansion of the gallowgate is restricted by the fact it is above the metro line so there are weight restrictions. We could make The other two stands even bigger but that would lookridiculous seeing as they are already amongst the tallest stands in the country

  • 185 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    does that mean we are moving then? ;)

  • 186 jakesome // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    epl finest
    ———–krul————–
    richards–collo–kompany–santon
    hba—tiote—fellaini—bale
    ———-cisse—rvp————
    maybe a little bit of bias there

  • 187 magpie6699 // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    We have to fight on – it’s like a series of battles in a long war. Next week we have to try our best to make 6th place secure – then we can really go out each game to keep ahead of Chelski and scare Spuds. Can’t see us catching the Arse as they seem in decent form

  • 188 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    so what was the upshot on the backup for Krul then? we definitely need a class GK in case Timmy gets nobbled. IF Aston Villa go down, d’ya think Shay would deputise? ;)

  • 189 magpie6699 // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    jakesome – just a bit of bias! I like Santon but don’t think he would make top 5 LBs in the EPL! The case for Colo,Tiote, HBA, Krul and Cisse has a bit more substance.

  • 190 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    real madrid 0 gijon 1 :)

  • 191 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    jose mourinho is a clown

  • 192 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    1-1

  • 193 VTnufc // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    “Carroll fires Newcastle into Europe”

    1-Carroll dived because he didn’t want to score verse is hometown club
    2-He has two reasons for celebrating his game winning goal today..

  • 194 Indian Magpie // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    if guthrie leaves, we shd go for nuri sahin, madrid may let him go

  • 195 eaststandgeordie1982 // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    were all going on a european tour, european tour, a european tour

    f*****g get in passport is ready bring it on

  • 196 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Does anyone know wat the odds wer b4 the season started that newcastle would qualify for europe watever thay wer i wish i had a tenner on it

  • 197 Tsunki // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    I said it would be a slow news week………………………..

  • 198 eaststandgeordie1982 // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    were all going on a european tour a european tour a european tour

    get in there its unreal my passport is ready

  • 199 NotAGhostToon // Apr 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Mally, I’m not sure but less than halfway into the season i put £5 on us finishing in top 4 (think i also put the same on us winning the FA Cup but that didn’t happen) at 28/1 so i’ll get £140 back, double whammy if it comes off!

  • 200 2_goal_tino // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    @ Mally

    100-1

    http://tyneandwear.sky.com/sportsnews/article/18062

  • 201 Edijs // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    ochytoon

    I am Newcastle fan from Latvia and it was one of most memoriable days of my life when I had a chance to see Newcastle at my hometown :)

  • 202 mallyonthetoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Well at 100/1 i realy hope some of the fans will be taking some cash from the bookies in the next few weeks im not a betting man but im putting money on us picking up a cup next season

  • 203 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    we need to run stoke ragged at sjp on sunday show tottenham that their nightmare is going to come true and leave chelsea choking in our dust

  • 204 shola score-a'goalie // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    aye mally,
    I put a tenner on it back in june, also put a tenner on winning the league.
    That one was slightly optimistic but at 2000/1 I couldn’t refuse!!!

  • 205 mindshaft // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    I put a free 10 bet from SkyBet on toon reaching top 4 at 28/1 …. come on

    Hope Liverpool get completely stuffed in the F.A Cup final, think we’ll finish above Chelsea anyway so don’t think we needed any help from those racist idiots

  • 206 ToonAndy // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Lads what about Bas Dost as a potential transfer target??… Plays for herenveen in the Dutch league… 22 years old… 25 goals in 29 appearances and has scored a hat trick tonight!! Looks like some player!

  • 207 Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    I want spuds to win tomorrow, Chelsea to finish 6th and not get into Europe, spuds to win fa cup by thrashing the bin dippers 4-0, bin dippers to finish below everton, Kenny to get sacked, redknobb to be announced as England manager and this sends spuds into free fall, man ure to beat citeh in the derby clinching the league and then we win the next 5 getting into 4th as we go.

    What would the odds be?

  • 208 bobby jay // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    There’s only one thing that can stop us qualifying for the Europa league next season and that’s qualifying for the champions league :)

  • 209 Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    If we sign Bas Dost who would leave? I’d hope that he’d be a replacement for lovenkrands but I doubt that.

    Think it’s gotta be a replacement for Ba but I hope it’s Best if it means selling someone.

    We shall see. Tune in, July 1st 2012. It’s gonna be a bigger event than the dark knight rises.

  • 210 jakesome // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    @magpie. i was contemplating putting baines or gibbs at LB
    but ive got the feel good factor about our boys atm. what would your epl 11 look like?
    this would be my second team
    ————–vorm—————
    walker–saylor–vidic—gibbs
    valencia–gerrard–ramirez-jonas(workrate/defence)
    ————aguero—ba———————-
    sorry lads but its hard not to put in toon players

  • 211 tdt // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Just to clarify: provided the current top 6 are the top 6 at the end of the season, they all get Europe one way or another?

    The only way that would change is if Everton make 6th?

    Got my ticket for the Stoke game, hope we give them a drubbing! A win will really put the cat amongst the pigeons and make people take us seriously, considering we would then be 3 points ahead of spurs for a few hours at least!

  • 212 jakesome // Apr 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    oh i forgot about silva….heis early season form was unreal

  • 213 Graeme // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

  • 214 Graeme // Apr 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Beattie25 @ 135

    Is it ok if we finish 4th (or even 3rd!!) and stick 2 fingers up to the lot of them??

    Let the peasants worry about 5th & 6th – we have more important things to worry about!!!!!

  • 215 obatoyou // Apr 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Yeah, that’s right, Chelsea are in Europe unless Everton overtake them.

    5th and 6th will be in the Europa League

    there’s only one way this won’t happen, that’s if Chelsea win the champions league and finish 5th or 6th, then 4th and 6th will go Europa, or 4th and 5th.

  • 216 obatoyou // Apr 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Either way, Newcastle are going to Europe, when we get at least one point at stoke and man united beat everton in the next games, its confirmed.

  • 217 Garreth // Apr 15, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    Us Newcastle fans all hoped that one day the headline would be “Carroll scores to send Newcastle to Europe”. It’s not quite the way we expected it to happen but we’ll take it nonetheless! Now let’s push for the CL!

  • 218 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 15, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    The story on here about Krul is exactly what i meant with comments i made earlier yesterday on this blog!

    Chelsea are reportedly lining up an offer for Krul!

    15Mil is the amount mentioned !

    I would not let him leave for anything less than 30Mil!

    ……………….Kiss my ass Chelsea!!!!!————-

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!




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