It’s A Miracle At Newcastle – Harry Redknapp


Newcastle are the form team at the moment in the English Premier League.

Harry Redknapp – it’s a miracle at Newcastle – Alan has done fantastic

And if that form can continue for the next three weeks, and over the four games still to be played, Newcastle could be in the Champions League next season.

As the lads stand at the moment,  we are 3 points above 5th placed Tottenham,  but our goal difference is poor, so we’ll have to beat both Tottenham and Chelsea on points, to get 4th position in the league.

And of course we are only 3 points behind 3rd placed Arsenal with a game in hand, but it will be tough to overhaul the Gunners, but 3rd place is the position Bobby Robson had us in back in 2003, when we last qualified for the Champions League.

Harry Redknapp is having some difficulties at Tottenham at the moment, but that’s what happens when you beat Newcastle 5-0. 😀

Since they hammered us 5-0, with that great display at White Hart Lane on February 11th,  they have just one win and three draws in their 9 league games played for 6 points.

By contrast Newcastle followed the 5-0 demolition with two draws and then six wins on the trot for a total of 20 points – so we’ve gained 14 points on Tottenham over the last 9 games – unbelievable.

Harry had some good things to say about Newcastle over the weekend:

“I don’t think there is any pressure on Newcastle,” “What Alan has done there is fantastic, it’s a miracle really. To get them in the position they’re in has been a great achievement.”

“They can relax and play. No-one expected them to be anywhere near where they are. You have to give them credit for what they have done.”

“They do look good at the moment. They have three fantastic forwards and they are playing very well.”

In our relegation season we were near the bottom of the league after Kevin Keegan left in early September of 2008, and so were Tottenham until Harry arrived in October of 2008, and he did wonders for the side,  and they have been flying high ever since then.

And it was only in January of 2008 that he turned Newcastle down at the last minute, after Sam Allardyce had been fired, and we thought we could have been like Tottenham if Harry had taken the Magpies’ job – but instead we ended up getting relegated the next year.

But Alan Pardew has done at least as well as Harry did initially at Tottenham, in reviving the sleeping giant – which is Newcastle United.

It’s not often that I receive emails from fans of other clubs saying how well Newcastle have done this season,  and how great our fans are – but I received a couple of such emails yesterday.

All Newcastle have to do now is to win the last four games of the season, come hell or high water – and then the miracle of the 2011-2012 season will be complete.

It’s a miracle alright.

Howay The Lads!!



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26 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Unbelievable Jeff!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Reading between the lines…… Harry is a top bloke!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Reading between the lines …………..

    Arry’s face IS NOT melting 🙂

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    FIFA 13 RATENG SHOULD BE 🙂

    KRUL – 85
    SIMO – 80
    WILLO – 79
    COLO – 85
    SANTO – 79
    HBA – 84
    TIOTE – 85
    CABAYE – 83
    JONAS- 82
    BA – 84
    CISSE – 86

    OBERTON – 76
    GOS – 75
    DANNY – 78
    FERGI – 73
    VIUKIC – 72
    ABEDI – 74
    TANV – 73
    RAYLOR 80
    SHOLA – 75
    SAMMY – 75
    STREET – 70
    PERCH – 76
    BEST – 77

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  • Pecorino ( will let you figure it out)

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Redknob…. not what he said days ago like they still have Chelski to play and City….two faced rat…..

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    so we gona have newcastle rated as a 5 star team n fifa 13 😉 cnt wait for it

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Liverpool’s Luis
    Suarez has
    praised under-
    fire team-mate
    Andy Carroll who
    he claims is ‘the
    perfect strike
    partner’

    match made in heaven….will one day b match made in coco cola league ….

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    krul – 83
    simmo – 80
    williamson -79
    coloccini – 83
    santon – 79
    titoe – 83
    cabaye – 83
    jonas – 82
    hba – 83
    ba – 84
    cisse – 85

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9

    4.5 star to 5 star 😉

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  • martoon

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Still over the moon about Saturdays’s match – fantastic performance but 2 questions:
    1) What the heck was Cisse’s celebration all about after the second goal?
    2) Was Cabaye’s substitution tactical or did he have an injury?

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #11

    There will be even bigger miracle next year when we will win Champions League.

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  • magpie6699

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #12

    OK guys – here is an official announcement. I am now registered as totally chilled! I am so relaxed after recent tensions. I am dead chuffed with 62 points, dead chuffed with 6th place and ecstatic over Europa. Plus it was FUN watching us on Saturday! I know there will be lots of you desperate for CL – but if I’m honest I now feel that anything better than Europa or 6th place is just a bonus and I will still be very happy with this season if we didn’t get another point. Of course, I hope the team spirit and quality gets us more points and performances and I’m looking forward to the atmosphere at the last home game against the Sheikhdom. I presume there’ll be a lap of honour etc? Can’t wait!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Cabaye had an ankle injury

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  • Macca_Geordie9

    Apr 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Martoon – What was Cisse’s goal celebration?

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  • martoon

    Apr 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Indian @13 Thanks – hopefully not too serious.
    Macca_Geordie9 @14 – Difficult to describe but basically Cisse and teammates leant against advertising hoardings and crouched down & up. I’m sure it must be on Youtube somewhere.

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  • Garreth

    Apr 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Martoon, it was a slight injury but more as a precaution than anything else. He should be fine for this weekend.

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  • Minato

    Apr 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    @5

    All those quotes were actually from the same interview after spurs had just lost to Qpr. Sounded to me like a poor atteept to acknowledge our threat to them coupled with a few backhanded embarks aimed to place the pressure on us. We all know how interviews can be broken down in the media and made to seem like they happened at different times.

    Delighted where we are at the moment but I have no illusions about how difficult it will be to close the dream out. I’m less worried about us losing form that I am spurs gaining there’s back…this is the same team that went on a ten game winning streak to made themselves title contenders. Let’s just hope their shaky defence considers to let them down!

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  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #18

    ‘It’s a miracle’ , because Spurs have aprox double the budget we have (just like Liverpool), and yet we are now ahead of them in the league. Arry knows that any Chairman/Owner worth his salt, would be asking difficult questions if at the end of the season, we still remain ahead of the Spuds. The signing of Saha in January says it all. They have spent all their budget, and will HAVE to sell in the summer if they don’t qualify for the Champs League.

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  • Geordie Gurkha Berserker

    Apr 23, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #19

    Reading between the lines…It’s Floppy-Chops’ lame ass atempt at psychological gamesmanship..Casting envious looks at our front three..Though Bale and Modric would look good in Black and White stripes 🙂

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  • ShanghaiMag

    Apr 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s not a miracle at all, we simply bought very good players for very good prices. my combined Spurs/Newcastle team (433)

    Krul,
    Walker, Collocini (C) , King, Bale
    Tiote, Modric, Cabaye
    Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba

    6 Newcastle player, 5 spurs. We should be higher based on current first team form (although their squad is better).

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  • roadfighter

    Apr 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #21

    @ martoon – are you referring to Cisse kneeling down and kissing the ground after scoring? if so, he always does this – both Cisse and Ba are Muslim, hence they both do this as can be seen here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHuuklOdoc

    a bit of searching on google and i believe it is called Sajdah…

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  • geordiesteve520

    Apr 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #22

    @21 no he means after that, it looked like they the were doing dips on the advertising boards, perhaps alluding to how much fitter they are than other teams, not sure.

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  • roadfighter

    Apr 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #23

    okay.. i missed that. sorry martoon

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  • Minato

    Apr 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #24

    @18

    In addition their strike force situation will look ever bleak if they don’t make it into the CL. It’s obvious to most that they won’t be signing a Adebayor due to his potential cost and wages. Personally I wouldn’t take him anyway..been good in a few games but generally not good enough.

    What it will mean however is that any thoughts of using CL money to bring in a top quality forward like Hazard etc will be out of the window for them. We have all seen Modric try to bring about a move at every opportunity and this summer will be no different. I’d expect him to use a lack of qualification to actually force it through this summer. Kind of makes me glad we missed out on signing the guy..not the kind of attitude I’d want around.

    Anyway I digress..bottom line is that we are here on merit ands it’s up to us now to take advantage. Unfortunately in football one team has to suffer for another to rise. Personally I think with all the lessons we’ve learned over the last decade, kind of feels like it may be our time.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 23, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Minato @ # 17

    Not wanting to be picky and all that, but in the middle of the so called winning streak the played us and only managed a draw so it was two runs of five wins or eleven games unbeaten but not a ten game winning streak. 😉

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  • Minato

    Apr 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Haha fair play but you see my point..I wasnt going for 100% accuracy just trying to emphasise that they are capable of winning those four games…

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