Magpies Shouldn’t Be Anywhere Near These Teams – But We Are!


Alan Pardew has talked today about how Newcastle should be nowhere near teams like big-spending Liverpool,  Chelsea and Tottenham, but we are.

Papiss Cisse scoring against Swansea City
Can he get a goal tomorrow – after his haircut?


And indeed we are 13 points ahead of Liverpool and 2 points ahead of Chelsea, and level on points with Tottenham, but when you look at what those teams have spent in the transfer market over the last couple of years, compared to what Newcastle have spent, we are nowhere near their spending.

As just one example,  Liverpool have spent close to £120M since a year last January,  and Newcastle have spent around £24M in that same time-frame,  but of course we also sold Andy Carroll for £35M, and the net spend is much lower than that.

But the team Alan Pardew has helped put together, with some shrewd buys from Chief Scout  Graham Carr and the Newcastle Board, we are a match for any one of those three sides this season.

And along with Arsenal, Newcastle are fighting it out with Tottenham and Chelsea for 3rd and 4th places in the league, which will decide who represents the English Premier League in the European Champions League next season.

Newcastle have been in the top six in the league almost all season, so it’s not really a fluke, and the side are currently on a run of five successive wins, when results really count,  over the last ten games of the season – the business end of the season.

Some teams, like Tottenham in particular,  have come to a grinding halt in terms of their wins, and they have but one win and 6 points in eight games, since they hammered Newcastle 5-0 at White Hart Lane on February 11th.

In the same period Newcastle have picked up 17 points, five wins, two draws and only one defeat – at Arsenal – in our eight games since the away defeat at Tottenham.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“We are calm, we’ve got momentum and there’s a good feeling at the training ground. That makes us dangerous.”  “We’ve not got carried away all year, we haven’t patted ourselves on the back and we’ve just got on with the next game.”

“We will continue to do that until the end of the season.”  “We are batting well above our level in terms of the teams, salaries and transfer fees of these other clubs.”  “”We shouldn’t be anywhere near them, but we are and we continue on our good form.”

 “We are in great form at the moment, momentum is with us and we take that to Stoke.”  “The most important thing is to get past Stoke. It’s a home game and we’ve been strong at home.”

Newcastle will be hoping to make it six wins on the trot for the first time for around 17 years,  when the lads take on Stoke City at St. James’ Park tomorrow afternoon, and all three points could even see Newcastle clear on 62 points in 4th place.

That will depend on how Chelsea fare at Arsenal in the game before Newcastle’s, and then how Tottenham do at QPR, in the game following ours.

But all Newcastle have to worry about tomorrow,  is how they can pick up all 3 points against Stoke,  in the second last home game of the season.

Howay The Lads!!

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81 comments so far

  • nopskazoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #1

    2-0 again tomorrow?

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #2

    how many of you would like to see arsenal win and how many of you would like to see chelsea win and hope we win

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d love third but creating more distance between us and Chelsea is more important, imo.

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  • AMEOBI

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #4

    If anyone is really bored you can have a right laugh for a few hours, youtube > Remi Gaillard.. Quality!

    Er Personally id love a draw from arsenal and chelsea, the a win for us!

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  • soundoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #5

    We win and Chelsea win. Spuds loose would be ideal.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #6

    We should be up there with them! It’s not how much money you throw into the casino, it’s how you place your bets!

    Who the hell started those rumours about Ba, Tiote and Benny being out tomorrow? My money is on either Robert Huth, Plan B, Ibizatoon (going renegade from OV), double demba, cwarr or lee Ryder!

    Place your bets!!!

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  • nufc786

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #7

    im betting on a alot of hoofball tommorrow

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  • munch27

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #8

    @ Roshan a draw would be nice as long as we win.

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  • super magpie

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Chelsea arsenal draw
    Toon stoke TOON win
    QPR spurs QPR win
    Ideally.

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  • soundoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Beattie25,

    My money’s on Pards:0)

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #11

    As long as we win, their result hardly matters.

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  • roe997

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Got a feeling a rout is due for us.cisse hat trick, ba brace and arfa to round it up to a magic six:-)

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  • soundoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Wor Shearer,

    Yeah your right all we can do is do what we do. Sod everyone else.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #14

    If we get a few goals not only wil it give us massive confidence it will reduce that goal difference!

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  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Given that the europa league is all but secure…id like to see chelsea beat arsenal and drag them back into the race for the places. As long as we do our part and win the games in front of us thats the most important thing. the best thing about that game is that really any result is good for us as one of them has to drop points.

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  • soundoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Goal difference may come in to it champions league results Carrol Vorderman, Pards Gran.

    I can’t see us going on a 10 game winning run tho if we do I’ll kick Pards’s Granny too.

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  • super magpie

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t be so overconfident,it would nice to bag a few goals but Im happy if we win, Id rather win 25 games 1-0 than win 15 5-0, if you get the point. Stoke are generally poor and have scored the least goals away this season. Hope we don’t see 4-4-2 which as usual looked disjointed against bolton

    Krul/Elliot
    Simpson willo colo santon
    Cabaye Tiote Jonas
    HBA cisseBa
    My only worrie is Kruls injury and Robert Huth

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  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #18

    I cant see five wins either but WWDLW i certainly can…and i think it will be enough.

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  • super magpie

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Don’t be so overconfident,it would nice to bag a few goals but Im happy if we win, Id rather win 25 games 1-0 than win 15 5-0, if you get the point. Stoke are generally poor and have scored the least goals away this season. Hope we don’t see 4-4-2 which as usual looked disjointed against bolton

    Krul/Elliot
    Simpson willo colo santon
    Cabaye Tiote Jonas
    HBA cisseBa
    My only worriesis Kruls injury and Robert Huth

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  • NorseToon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #20

    OMFG, guys.. I’m outta breath here. Let me explain;I live in Bergen, Norway. I’ve been supporting NUFC sinsce i was about eight. When Andy Cole was our #9. I remember him getting sold, and honestly, i cried. Years passed by and now i’m 26, soon to be 27.. And never have I seen NUFC live in action. Never….. Just now, some minutes ago, my girlfriend gave me an early birthday presant; A trip to London! With tickets to Chelsea – Newcastle at Stamford Bridge 🙂 WHAT THE FUUCG!!!?? I fugcking SCREAMED!! HAHAHA!!! HOWAY!!!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #21

    @super magpie

    you’ve got trigger finger mate. Take a break from keyboard. haha!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #22

    @NorseToon

    Nice one lad! She deserves some good attention!

    I hope you get to see winning thriller.

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  • NorseToon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #23

    @Wor Shearer Indeed, she does. I hope you do to:)

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #24

    I don’t think we’ll see any surprises with the tactics as squad selection tomorrow.

    The usual 433 i reckon.

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  • roe997

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #25

    That must be one of the best bday pezies ever norsetoon! Enjoy

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  • soundoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #26

    @NorseToon,

    Great stuff!

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  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #27

    @norsetoon

    Nicceee. Nicccccce.

    Im a london based magpie and will be at the game too. Stamford bridge will be a good place to break ur duck, but make sure you get to St.James too sometime. Different class :p

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #28

    What a present that is

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  • NorseToon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #29

    @Minato Different class, of course;) It is known

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Hope Stamford bridge don’t break out there annoying little plastic Chelsea flags to tryin create an atmosphere

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  • soundoid

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #31

    davybtoon,

    I was in a pub in earls court on wednesday and a load of chelsea fans came in with said annoying little plastic flags…. but with no flag attached… just looked like a bunch of blind fellas.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #32

    @davybtoon

    It’s canny pathetic like isn’t it, same goes with Liverpool wen they have their 5 minutes worth of decent atmosphere at the start of the match, wen they all hold up their shitty scarves.

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  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #33

    @29

    haha felt it had to be said. In all honesty though your in for a treat. The first time seeing how the magpies rock an away stand will be one hell of an experience 😉

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  • nickfish90

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #34
  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #35

    …oh and while I have my own reasons for hating chelsea more than all others, to be fair there are way worse grounds for atmosphere.

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  • NorseToon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Minato <3

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  • timuJ

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #37

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cSVZti4hF20#!

    Have you guys seen this? what a load of sh*te!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #38

    @37 who the fudge is that Gordon Watson some gutter press journo, what a load of crap there talking, for starters seen the pictures from training today every single player trained even krul n it said on the official site ba n cisse were on fire in training today

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  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #39

    @TimuJ

    Nice spot…to be honest this just feels like now we are being trashed and targeted a little we are finally being taken seriously.

    Felt the fan came across very well though agreed with most of what he said.

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  • Minato

    Apr 20, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #40

    The teams around us are afraid of us..and they should be

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