It’s Quite An Incredible Achievement By Newcastle This Season


John Carver has been given the local interviews today, and it’s probably fitting that he does that, following the announcement that a bronze statue of Sir Bobby Robson will be unveiled before the game at home to Manchester City on May 6th.

John Carver – everybody deserves credit at Newcastle

John was the Assistant Manager when Bobby had his magical five year reign as Newcastle manager from 1999-2004, and it’s good that Alan Pardew brought John back 15 months ago, to be his Assistant Manager, and it was a great appointment by Alan.

We are hoping that by May 6th, which is the final home game of the season, that Newcastle will have extended their winning streak to eight games,  with wins at Wigan on Saturday and at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday night, although that will be very difficult, we know.

John Carver has gone out of his way today to give everybody at the club credit,  for what has been a surprisingly stand-out season for Newcastle, and the lads are getting headlines around the world, for winning six games on the trot , and being so high up in the Premier League table.

John wants to ensure everybody gets the credit at the club, and quite rightly so:

“Bob will be up there watching us and be so proud of what’s going on at the club.” “It’s pretty fitting that we’ve qualified for Europe again.”

“And we’ll be unveiling a statue of him next Saturday against Manchester City.” “The timing could not have been better if I’m being perfectly honest.”

“It’s quite an incredible achievement when you think we were playing Championship football two years ago.” “I was working at Plymouth the night when the Championship was won.”

“Cast your mind back three years ago when we got relegated at Aston Villa, if you’d said that within three years we’d be playing European football somebody would have come and put a straight-jacket on you and took you away.”

“So now to be in Europe is quite an achievement from the football club’s point of view.” “Some of the players and backroom staff who were there then are still here now.” “It is an incredible achievement and it’s been achieved by everybody here.”

“The manager and his staff and the players get the credit.” “But it has been a massive effort by everybody – people like the masseur Micky Holland the masseur and backroom guys like George Ramshaw and Ray Thompson.”

European football in the Europa League is already guaranteed for Newcastle United for next season, and now the challenge is to see if the lads can somehow scrape into the Champions League for next season.

Given the official goal for the season was to finish in the top ten, Newcastle have already blown through that target,  because the worst Newcastle can now finish is in 6th place – which is a full six places higher than we finished last season.

And that will give Newcastle an additional £4.8M this season in placement money – since it’s around £800K for every place in the Premier League.

That’s some going for Newcastle this season – amazing really.



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199 comments so far

  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #1

    [repost]

    A league table that rates all managers from all leagues against each other.

    What to know where Pardew is?

    http://www.leaguemanagers.com/managers/mpl-league.html

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Re-Stat

    Statistically if 100% of Jimmies were banned from the blog Beattie would be a resonable human being.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Reading between the lines i think Carver would prefer a statue of Joe Harvey.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Re-post

    Beattie…No Nile in the list? He’s our very own rude boy gangster after all 🙂

    Check – Beattie? Reasonable? Well if the statistics say so!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #5

    I think it would be safe to say Carvers real first name is Jimmy

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Reading between the lines its clear John Carver wants a statue of the masseur

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  • mecannylad

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Isn`t life great just now? When the Toon keep on winning nothing else seems to matter. It doesn`t matter if you are late … or early. Or whether you are here … or there. If you said it … or didn`t say it. If you`ve been a silly bugger … or a clever sod. If you are having a bad hair day … or you have no hair at all. If your neighbour has given you a funny look, or your wife gives you a funny look … or even if you give yourself a funny look. Howay the lads !!! http://www.mecannylad.com

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Wor Shearer…thanks for the link. Stats to show the PL manager of the year? Statistically Pardew hasn’t a clue how to run a football club

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s amazing to think we cud b disappointed with only Europa league footy that’s how good this season has been

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #10

    mecannylad…what about if your wife gives your neighbour a funny look?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Prison Squad 11:

    GK – Luke McCormick – Death by dangerous driving
    RB – Bradley Orr – Affray
    CB – Titus Bramble – Sexual Assult
    CB – Andrea Masiello – Match Fixing
    LB – Breno – Arson
    RM – Jermain Pennant – Drink Driving
    CM – Joey Barton – Assult
    CM – Ronnie Wallwork – Handling stolen goods
    LM – El Hadji Diouf – Assult
    CF – Ched Evans – Rape
    CF- David Goodwillie – Assult

    Champions Leauge?

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Beattie…I see you’ve gone for the old 4-4-2….do you know absolutely nothing about football? 😉

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    @ Beattie

    Is that the cast list for mean machine 2

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  • Vask

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Beattie, Manager: Harry Redknapp, tax evasion and corrupting a government official.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Aren’t Birminghams owners in some sort of trouble too? They could be the chairman candidates

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Tasty

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  • Vask

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Prison Wardens: Bryan ‘killer’ Kilcline and Cheick ‘the lion’ Tiote, that’ll keep the BA stewards in check.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyone know much about this tulio de melo from Lille we cud b getting on a free

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Good I hope Villa get relegated.

    Ooooppppsssss Stiffy at work #akward

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    @Codarm

    I, for crimes against cringeworthy chicken adverts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYwf2SBWa5o

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    mecannylad…what if you have been a clever bugger, or a silly sod?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    davybtoon

    It has often been said that I nothing about football.

    This is true.

    My knowledge comes from:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BAlio_de_Melo

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  • mecannylad

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Did Mecannylad ever tell you about this strange, rather unkempt little bloke who tries to infiltrate our company in the pub on occasional Fridays. Looks as if he`s had his hair cut by a comedian. I don`t know his name but I do know he`ll never die of being parched. He`s such a nosy and inquisitive tonk but at the same time deeply secretive and evasive…… and …… a bloody tight fisted so & so to boot. He`s from Sunderland originally – say no more. Honestly, he`s the sort who would walk on grass verges as opposed to pavements … just to save on shoe leather. He`ll probably make a bloody big to-do if he ever reads this on The NUFC Blog …. but heh, I don`t think he`s into electricity never mind computers. Up the Toon. http://www.mecannylad.com

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Beattie lol I do all my scouting on wiki n YouTube haha its the future why waste hours watching matches when someone can jus knock up a 5min vid of there best bits

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  • londontoon1

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #25
  • chris_g

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #26

    LewSpi // Apr 26, 2012 at 1:04 PM
    said:

    “Most people 50 years old or over don’t know how to use a computer. Therefore, it’s reasonable to expect that te majority of people who comment on the blog, are 40 or less, with one or two exceptions……….
    Just think a bit, before you post, will you?”

    It’s a pity you didn’t take your own advice before posting that nonsense. I don’t know how old you are but I think it’s a fair bet that there are quite a few people on this blog who were using computers long before you were born, and who are probably far more computer literate than you will ever be.

    Did you even stop to think that the person who provides this blog for you is himself over 60 years old?

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Waiting list on season tickets at Nufc oh good times are back n so r the glory supporters

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #28

    davy – i bet the majority of the people now on the waiting list had season tickets up until about 3/4 years ago 😉

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  • jakesome

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    off subject but what would your england 11 look like (assuming everyone is fit)
    ————–hart————–
    richards-cahill–saylor–cole
    walcott–gerrard–rodwell-chamberlin
    —-rooney—–defoe———-
    robinson, walker, terry, parker, lennon, bent, AC
    milner in somwhere aswell

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  • tarie4

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #30
  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Jus gonna say wonder how many on the waiting list r fans give there ticket up when we went down or ones who said we won’t achieve anything while Ashly runs the club shows how much they know

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

    toon_Tom

    I am one of those guys!!

    This season was my first in 8 years without a season ticket (due to financial reasons)

    One of the lads who wants to apply for next season with me got rid of his when we went down. Im tempted not to put his application in out of principle!!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Class corluka even saying spurs wont make top 4 n he’s a spurs player haha

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  • -Tendo-

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #34

    could some answer this for me cos i’m not sure at all. Say we get 4th and do go into the champions league, it will be a qualifier for the group stages, right?

    And if we were to lose that qualifier would it mean we go into the europa or would we be out of all competions? i’m only asking as i remember arsenal nearly lost their qualifying game this season.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Tendo yes if we lost qualifier we wud go into Europa league

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  • -Tendo-

    Apr 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    cheers for clarifying that davy….it would be absolutley gut wrenching if we went straight out

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  • Londtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Thats an important point though which I tried raising the other day, as say we do get 4th and qualify and we invest heavily “assuming instant 20m”.. 20m is only if we make group stages. Otherwise we just go into europa.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 26, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #38

    I don’t think whether we get CL or EL will change our transfer targets or policy at all

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  • Londtoon

    Apr 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #39

    What makes you say that Ibiza? I mean obviously we will always want to find those diamonds in the rough but I think which competition we are in would have some impact to transfer direction

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Boys, the waiting list is only on the family area, wouldnt get ahead of ourselves if i was you, it is a cracking deal for that area as well, can get me and the young un tickets for the price of mine. Wud now like to get the yung un one (8) but cant, thinking about other areas but it becomes a bit expensive, especially due to next year it is going to be sunday games galore.

    And you know fair play to those who have kept their season ticket for years, but there are other priorities in some peoples lifes, believe it or not. And no i am not a mackem.

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