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St. James’ Park Is Now Jumping Again – Fair Play To Newcastle

11:12 am, Monday, June 4th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 103 Comments

Paul Bracewell was born in Heswall in Wirral, which in the county of  Merseyside.

Paul Bracewell – while at Newcastle

And Paul, who was a midfielder, played for Newcastle from 1992 through 1995, and he now runs Complete Soccer in Gosforth.

Liemka  lot of former players he has decided to settle in Newcastle, after playing for seven different clubs,  during his 20 year football career from 1979 though 1999.

And Paul has commented on Newcastle’s progress of last season, with some words during the launch of  the Martin Gray Football Academy’s partnership with Southmoor Academy in Sunderland.

Paul played when Kevin Keegan was managing the club, and the now 49-year-old sees some distinct similarities between Alan Pardew’s current side, and Kevin’s famous Entertainers of the 1990s, which brought Newcastle great publicity around the world.

Paul seems confident things will only get better at Newcastle:

“Newcastle had a fantastic season.” “At the start of the season a lot of key-players left and a lot of people were thinking ‘How are they going to do?”

“Well fair play to them, they did fantastically well.” “European football is great for the town, there’ll be a real buzz about the place.” “But again, expectations will be high as the bar is raised again for next season.”

“That’s part and parcel, I think they’ve got some good foundations in place, and I would imagine they’ll go from strength to strength.” “They’ve got some good players and no doubt Alan will be looking to strengthen in every department.”

“You’ve got to if you want to compete at that level in Europe.” “It’s all about players, whether you get the right ones and as long as you do, it doesn’t matter whether it costs you £100K, £9M or £29M.”

“It’s all about getting good players in, and having a good team spirit.” “They look like they have that.” “It reminds me a lot now of when I was there playing under Kevin Keegan.” “They’ve got everyone working, there’s a good team spirit that you can sense.”

“When you go to the ground now, the place is jumping, and rightly so.” “They’ve had a great season – now they have to try and build on it.”

We somehow think that Paul didn’t check things out with Alan Pardew before he spoke those words, as Alan is busy trying to lower the expectations of the Geordie fans for next season.

And  Fabricio Coloccini, the Newcastle captain, did his part in the local press this morning, when he said the fans and the team had to stick together during next season – whatever happens.

Having said all of that – we definitely hope Paul is right. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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103 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Hey, another ex player (hanger – on) thinks we had a great season!!

    It must be true, they cant all be wrong. Yaaawn

  • 2 kt97toonarmy // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    yeah true

  • 3 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    interesting, is it true?

  • 4 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Where’s the bit where bracewell says it’ll be hard for us to retain out players?!

  • 5 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    If there is any disagreement regarding Cissokho I can see it being about how he stands up against Debuchy.

    It’ll be a case of who is better value for money and who will fit the team better.

    I wouldn’t mind either to be honest but got a sickly feeling it’ll be Simpson again next year.

  • 6 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    we should make a swap deal with frech clubs Simpson +5M for Debouchy or Cissokho. He he 😀 sounds good for me 🙂

  • 7 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I’d love for Simpson to go to France. In fact I think it’d help his career massively!

    But he wants money so I expect him to waste away at Villa, WBA or Fulham.

  • 8 Spuggy // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Any more news on Mulumbu? Would be a great signing and no ACoN.

  • 9 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Where in the world is Demba Ba???

    Regarding Mulumbu his agents aresorting it out and he’s on holiday hoping for a big surprise.

    That sounds really arrogant to me. Almost like ‘I don’t care who it is just get me a good deal’!

  • 10 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    How about Drenthe?

  • 11 Spuggy // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Still think two DMF would be a great option, and we need cover for tiote during ACoN.

    Where are these defensive signings? Will they be the ones we expect or will Carr pull another rabbit out the hat?

  • 12 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    IMO we need a box to box midfielder who can play DM as well as getting forward so our formation can evolve.

    Thats why Diame was for me a great option. Look at Toure for Cithe and remember Viera?!

    Not saying Diame is in that category of player but similar style. N’zonzi is a good shout too!

    How does Mulumbu play? Is he purely DM?

  • 13 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    I love this blog.

    Put something stupid and everyone comments. Make a serious point and it goes deafly quiet

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Beattie ha ha,
    Thats why I spend half my time writing a load of rubbish. 🙂

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Does anybody know about whats happening with that Drenthe,are Everton keeping him do we need a player like just looking like Tiote isn’t a good enough reason to sign somebody or is it !

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    A player like that***

  • 17 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    I’ll tell you a true story.

    Over the years I havenproudly supported England. I have felt every blow, every missed opportunity and every sadness. Each time I have found myself hoping that next time will be the time. I like to kit myself out in the latest international shirt and have spent hundreds of pounds over the years. Recently though I just don’t have the passion. Nufc has always been my first love but England was my summer love, where I felt national pride but it’s all gone.

    I was in JJB yesterday. 12 months after I nearly purchased the home and away tops for a combined price of over £100 I stared at the away shirt in all its patriotic glory. Deep blue and emblazoned with the 3 lions. ‘where?’ I thought, ‘where has my English passion gone?’. I reached for the price tag and to my shock I saw it was retailing for £12.50. Just over a tenner. How cheap is that. With an extra bit of my wage left over I pondered purchasing it for a moment and then I relegated. I am not proud of our football team and they don’t represent who I am, and what I believe in. I believe in the armed forces, the emergency services and the true grit of The fine country. Not these over rated, over paid and under whelming footballers. Why should I support England when most of the people wearing the shirt are so undeserving. Poor form, terrible attributes and disgusting escapades on and off the pitch has left me feeling anger and outrage to the England team. I am still patriotic for my country but I shall not, no I will not, support this team.

    I didn’t purchase the £12.50 shirt and instead eyed up a French one instead.

    I will feel my patriotism again one day but for now, vive le France.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    I would spare you the gibbet cage Beattie because I like you.

  • 19 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    I’d love Drenthe. He looks like Tiote evil brother that was banished to the loft to live his childhood in darkness.

  • 20 tarie4 // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Hope to see more of this lad next season, could save Us a couple million in transfers.

  • 21 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    drenthe is not for everton to keep he is a free agent

  • 22 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Also Drenthe fell out of favour at Everton and was released (as far as I know) from Real Madrid once his contract was up.

    Hed be good as he can do a shift at LB aswell

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Do we need a Drenthe type player,I suppose an Ex Real Madrid player will have quite a high wage demand.

  • 24 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    God has no Phone, but I talk to him. He has no Facebook, but he is still my friend. He does not have a Twitter, but I still follow him.

    Stole from twitter 👿

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Why did he fall out of favour I thought he had a cracking season throughout I was wrong once before though.

  • 26 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    JFA he was continously late for training, and was dropped for FA CUP SEMI

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    So a waste of space then,all that dough and they cant get out of bed on time.

  • 28 WWYCD // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Drenthe was thrown out of Everton because he constantly turned up late to training and wouldn’t listen last straw came when he showed up drunk and for the rest of his loan there he was kept away from the first team from what I last read on him

    Kids a bigger waged Nile bleeding Ranger it seems

  • 29 tarie4 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    He turned up to training drunk, and this was the session before the FA cup second leg with the scum..

  • 30 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    To be fair to Drenthe I would have got slashed before playing the scum cos even half cut I’d still destroy them. And Im shite at playing.

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Thats a shame he looked a good player but I suppose if he kept his house in order one of the rich clubs would be offering him a 100K a week so we wouldn’t get anyway.

  • 32 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Is anyone else excited about the les miserable film coming out soon??

  • 33 ochytoon // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    They filmed some of that near where I live.

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I thought about it for a couple of seconds and decided no,the Hobbit on the other hand is a different story.

  • 35 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM


    I never knew you lived in 18th century France

    (insert laughter and mild applause)

  • 36 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    The Hobbit is a different story.

    The Hobbit was written by Tolkien and Les Mis was written by Hugo.

    So it is a different story all together.

    (insert raucous laughter and rapturous applause)

  • 37 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I take it you liked my double entendre.

  • 38 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    I did and I backed it up with an oblivious statement to enhance your original joke.

    We could be the new hale and pace, Barry and Paul or even little and large.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    It would be a toss up between Cannon and Ball and the Chuckle brothers.

  • 40 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Why my day dragging so much? I need s rumour.

    I’d even take a Tiote to Liverpool right now.

  • 41 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    I’m going Jubilee boozing very shortly when the Mrs finally decides what she’s wearing.

  • 42 Mings // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    After meeting the release fee Llambias & Charnley have been in Madrid attempting to sign attacking midfielder Miguel Pérez Cuesta #nufc
    twitter rumour from cwarr07 😀

  • 43 pardew no 1 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    why are u guys talking about the hobbit go on the lord of the rings blog

  • 44 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    guys is the france game today night or 2moro?

  • 45 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Well knowing what my missus is like you won’t be getting out until 9 o’clock tonight then Jfa.

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Why are you talking about the hobbit go on the Lord of the rings blog.

  • 47 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Pardew 1 why are you attacking what we are talking about?

    Maybe you should go on the i wish I had friends too blog

  • 48 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Who was that young Real Madrid striker we were linked with last year? Not Canales the other guy?!

  • 49 toonincheek // Jun 4, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Jail –
    It’s gonna be a late night then.
    Not even decided what she is going to wear,
    let alone change her mind 3 times.

  • 50 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Beattie 25

    joselu sum1 i guess

  • 51 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    France game’s tomorrow at 8.

  • 52 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Thanks jashma

  • 53 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    FINE! I’m not Peter Beardsley.

  • 54 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Just Gandalf 🙂

  • 55 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    You’ll always be Peter Beardsley to me xxx

  • 56 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Does anyone thin we should sell Tiote for £25m and then sign M’Villa for £17m. Use the £8m to sign Marvin Martin and then focus on securing a top class goalscoring defender and Aly Cissokho. We should also keep hold of Ba and try to sign either Giroud or Luuk De Jong. We’d definitely have a top 4 side then.

  • 57 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Ketsbaia 9

    there wont be any1 like tiote so i wont sell him insted buy keep tiote

  • 58 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Appreciate the sentiment Beattie.


  • 59 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Ben Arfa (Eithe ..

    tnxxx man cant wait to see arfa in action..+ getng news that arfa an cabaye will be on bench tomoro

  • 60 toonincheek // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Kets –
    In some ways, I too hanker after big (epensive) signings.

    But that led to so many problems before.

    It’s not the way we have gone recently, and you have to say that the path MA has chosen makes sense and has just led to the best season we’ve had in a long time.

    I say, let’s stick to what we are doing.

    Only problem it’s – being a Toon fan has always been a roller coaster ride. Never know what’s coming next.
    I’m hoping for more of the same, no big ups or downs.

    Chance would be a fine thing!

  • 61 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:39 PM


    You’re living in cloud-cuckoo land.

    I’d really like to see some movement in the market from us soon, but not for the sake of it, just don’t like prolonged spells of silence from the club and I know we’re collectively a lot better than in the past, but we’re still an impatient bunch and you can see that manifesting itself on the blog 😐

  • 62 cupiddstunt // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    I thought I was alone in thinking Ketsbaia is off his meds again 🙂

  • 63 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    I wasn’t talking to you Beardo I was talking to ben arfa

  • 64 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:50 PM


    Go and kick an advertising bored again or sommat

  • 65 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    I think M’Villa is a better talent in comparison with Tiote. If we can sell Tiote to an English club for £25m and replace him with M’Villa, we’ll be laughing. Sign Diame as well as he’s free. Due to the current crop of French players, I believe we have the edge over other teams in terms of signing players like Giroud, Cissokho and Marvin Martin. It’s a sensible statement that I’ve made. We only need a little tweak. Hope we steal Vertonghen away from Spurs, just like we stole Marveaux away from Liverpool.

  • 66 Crow59Cdo // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM


    Sell Tiote and bring in

    M’Vila – French
    Martin – French
    Giroud – French
    as well as the strong links to Debuchy (french)

    already having Cabaye, Benny, Obertan, Marv, Abeid (birth)

  • 67 Crow59Cdo // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    oh and not forgetting Cissokho 😀

  • 68 Crow59Cdo // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Oh and Amalfitano , its like a revolution

  • 69 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 4, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    We don’t need to make signings just for the sake of it. We need to strengthen certain areas of the squad, for example we require:

    2 Quality centre-backs (1 goalscoring like Vertonghen or Scharner)
    1 left back (Cissokho)
    1 attacking midfielder (Marvin Martin)
    1 right-footed right winger (Barnetta)
    2 strikers (1 quality and 1 young prospect)

    So overall, that’s 7 players that we need to sign to strengthen the first team squad. Obviously we’ll be getting rid of more than 7 players, but we’ll also be bringing more players like Medhi Abeid.

  • 70 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM


    You know how to hit me where it hurts! Our friendship petered out quicker than Indian preempts a new article.

  • 71 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Wow that was quick!

    Do you think that Indian has some kind of x-men superhero power which allows him to see the future posting times of the blog?

    Admittedly he couldn’t do much with a power like that but it’s interesting to think how hencould he so quick.

  • 72 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    M’Vila isn’t gonna leave.

    We get Debuchy, we get Giroud…
    Why? Look how close they both are:

  • 73 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Hey guys on top of all these French signings ketsbaia wants. Bring laurent blanc in too. Vive le France

  • 74 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Have you lot heard of Casemiro?
    He’s a 20-year old DM; cheap wages I assume cos he’s at Sao Paulo.
    Might be a good addition to the squad/replacement for Tioté.

  • 75 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    I can only assume Indians left clicker on his mouse is obliterated from all the refreshes he does

  • 76 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    @Ben arfa how have you heard of him?

  • 77 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    And there’s Gonalons of Lyon too and he’s only 23.

  • 78 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM


    FIFA manager mode, have him and M’Vila as my 2 DMs.

  • 79 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    @Ben arfa. Ah the old fifa manager mode lol
    Im tempted not to rely on that. If he’s half decent he’ll probably be part owned by a sponsor or something .

  • 80 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Indian is the owner of Bernard’s watch, or some other similar time pausing device.

  • 81 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I like to ask bloggers on here from other countries what their tips are for untapped talent.

  • 82 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM


    hw much does he costs in fifa 12 ?

    u think he would be cheap guess no

  • 83 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Gonalons sounds like something I’d call my dangly bits, best avoid him.

  • 84 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    I effing loved bernards watch. He was far too goody two shoes to own it.
    If i had it……. Look out holly willoughby

  • 85 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Capoue at Toulouse looks good too at 23/24.

  • 86 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Published on Monday 4 June 2012 10:00
    NEWCASTLE United have opened transfer
    talks with West Brom midfielder Youssouf
    Mulumbu, according to the player.
    The DR Congo star is looking to leave the
    Baggies this summer after an impressive
    season at the Hawthorns.
    And he claims his agent has begun
    negotiations with both Newcastle and
    Tottenham ahead of possible moves.

  • 87 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Have you never watched Celerity juice?
    It’s spelt Holly Willoughbooby!

  • 88 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Commenting on spelling, and then mis-spelling celebrity… DAMN

  • 89 Crow59Cdo // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    actually Willobooby but 😀

  • 90 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Bernards watch.

    What a gift he had and what a gimp he was.

    D’ya remember how he used to freeze time, go to the shop, drop the money in the till for the item he had and then casually walk out.

    Little idiot he should have robbed the lot. I’d have gone to pc world and gone mad.

    But the last laugh was on him, mr goody two shoes. Because what he didn’t account for was the lack of a barcode scan when taking the product meaning the till would have been up at the end of the day and stock wouldve been down without reliable means to take sales. That would mean that Tina on the till wouldve been accused of not doing her job correctly and not scanning products properly and she wouldve been fired. She was a single mother Bernard and you got her the sack.

    Wonder what’s he’s up to now. He’ll be about 30. Bet he’s turned into a right perv when puberty hit. He’s probably on the offenders list now.

  • 91 tarie4 // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM


    Lets hope cwarr is ryt for once Miguel Pérez Cuesta is a beast, scored 15 goals from midfield this season, with 3 assists, he is 26 though, but he would be a fantastic addition to the squad. He is also tall, and strong. Could be our yaya toure lets hope cwarr is ryt, even a broken clock is ryt twice a day 😉

  • 92 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM


    Loved that at the end there

  • 93 petesull // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Anyone else hear we’ve made a move for Anthony pilkington from norwich…..

  • 94 Beardo // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM The wonders of the internet. Ostensibly a medical student. I think he’s sure to be nicknamed Dr David ‘peeky’ Peachey ‘creamy’, at some point in the future.

  • 95 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Where did you hear that petesull?

  • 96 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Bernard went on to be a doctor.

    Good job I didn’t get that watch or else I’d be emperor of the earth and you would all be my slaves.

  • 97 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Petesull answer me damn you. I’ve been itching for a sniff of a rumour all day and I’ll be damned if I let this slip through my fingers.


  • 98 Beattie25 // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Have I farted again?

  • 99 petesull // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Sorry Beattie…… Just seen it on another site….. I liked him with norwich…. Ex man u aswell…..

  • 100 graham cwarr // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    @beattie alas Indian owns the watch anyway

  • 101 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 4, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    I’m 100% certain the M’Villa will be leaving Rennes this summer. Not sure about Giroud though. Cissokho is in the bag.

  • 102 Ian Magpie // Jun 4, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Sorry to say lads but our ground hasn’t ‘JUMPED’ for years and anyone who thinks otherwise is living in cloud cuckoo land! Sas sign of the times but atmosphere not just at our ground but all prem grounds is pathetic compared to what it use to be!!!……….FACT! 25,000 home gates on a cold Wednesday night against Coventry City at home, standing in the open Gallowgate made 10 times the noise 52,000 does today! Modern football has given us great stadiums but we have LOST our famous atmosphere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Such a shame!!!

  • 103 geordieracer1980 // Jun 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Realistically, if we keep a hold of the players have, we are only 3 players short of being a very, very solid squad; a full back, centre back and centre forward/wide man. If players leave, they need replacing.

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