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Newcastle Shocked To Hear At 1:40 Today Cisse Couldn’t Play

7:35 pm, Saturday, November 17th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 311 Comments

It didn’t help today that the Senegal FA activated the five day rule to stop Cisse playing for Newcastle, because he had not traveled to join up with the Senegal squad for the game with Niger in mid-week – a friendly game that means nothing – and Cisse was supposed to travel all that distance with a sore back?

Papiss Cisse – stopped form playing at 1:40 pm today

But it seems spiteful that Senegal did this – and we could understand if it had been a World Cup qualifier – but for a friendly game – give me a break – please.

And the relationships with the club who have Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba playing in their ranks, will hardly be cordial, after the seemingly ridiculous and selfish decision by the Senegal FA.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the situation:

“We kept getting promised that the decision was going to be overturned and that Senegal were going to let Papiss play, but we kept waiting and waiting and it was at about 1.40pm that we finally found out that wasn’t going to happen.”

“It did affect our preparation. Him missing today was a blow to us. We didn’t feel we did anything wrong and he should have played.” “But when you have a difficult period like we are having, you need your senior players in and around you and we haven’t got them.”

When the team is doing poorly, as we have these last few games, you need all the experience in the side you can get, and we didn’t have too much of that today.

And we would have started in a 4-5-1 formation rather than 4-4-2, with Yohan Cabaye being out, and our 4-4-2 formation seemed to work in Swansea’s favor today, since they play three in the middle of the part.

It was a defeat – a bad defeat, but we are hoping Alan Pardew and the lads can start turning  this around next weekend at Southampton – who hammered QPR 3-1 at Loftus Road today.

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311 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Offkey // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Can someone point me to the rule itself? I have looked on FIFA but cant find it.

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    We brought it upon ourselves, City sent aguero to Argentina Squad when he was injured. he didnt play, why couldn’t we do that

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    People call me names for criticizing shola, who criticize players who are 2wice or 3rice the players shola ever was

  • 4 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    It wouldn’t of made a difference anyway.

  • 5 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    sorry repost
    catchy you ask 5 games well stoke,west brom, chelsea n man u n liverpool now you tell me 10 games where we played great in the 5 to 8 years before pardew?
    when we spent millions upon millions on so called great players and ended up relegated if you can’t see the improvements that have been made since that fateful day then you really are an arse!
    AGAIN i’ll point out our team has been unbelievably disjointed this season through injury and suspensions (and transfer sage we have had it worse than most teams!)
    so the blame for no investment lie’s solely above pardews head!
    also cabeye’s been shocking ALL season so has cisse and so has tiote half our backbone not performing again not pardews fault
    but lets go back to the revolving door and laughing stock hey?

  • 6 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Danishmag – hi, yeah sorry, I think you might have missed my sarcasm. I was taking the mick out of the doom and gloomers. I was being sarcastic. :)

  • 7 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Agree with Manxpie you cant lay all the blame at Pardew’s door like.

    Lack off investment in the summer & a lot off players have been rubbish this season.

    Though I do find some of Pardew’s decisions strange at times.

  • 8 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Catchy….Got your message. Some thoughts…

    Lets use your movie scenario….

    Dress rehearsals = training.
    Filming and doing retakes = Live games.
    Finished movie with actors doing as instructed = Club after manager has had time to implement long term plan.

    What we are seeing is the start of what he’s doing, not the finished article. We can assume it will get better or it wont improve at all, but it’s guesswork, educated guesswork maybe, but a guess all the same. We both know that.

    As for the players not playing for him…I don’t buy it quite yet. Performances could suggest that to be the case but not a single word from a single player. I know they like to keep things wrapped up at the club, but you’d expect to see a little more disharmony being discussed if it was the case.

    People keep going on about Cabaye feeling let down after the summer, but his best mate who he is so gutted with the club for not getting yet, is still going on about joining us. If Cabaye was p*ss*d he’s have told his mate to forget it, not join it.

    I just don’t buy in to your thinking. You may be proved right (although I hope not), in the meantime, rather than anticipating the downfall (to the point of hoping it happens) I’m quite happy to keep supporting the team as I do. I have seen enough in these owners, manager and players to believe. I’m just sorry that you haven’t.

  • 9 MacToon // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Does the lack of investment over the summer and the players under-performing have any connection?

  • 10 north_country_boy // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Keep the faith lads – we are in a slump but all good teams come out of them eventually (hopefully sooner rather than later) – still haven’t lost much ground – only 6 points from 5th and all the teams around us are taking points from each other – we just need players back and a nice little 3-4 match unbeaten run to get the confidence back – they don’t become bad players overnight. Anyone think this might work – similar style to what Chelsea play:
    Krul
    Santon, Taylor, Collocini, Ferguson
    Tiote, Anita
    Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Marveaux
    Ba

    Two holding in midfield allowing the 3 in front to play further forward than of late to swap places and create and take chances a la Oscar, Mata, Hazard and two attacking full backs providing width knowing there are two holders to fill the gaps – prob a more attacking formation than Pardew likes but think it would win more than it loses once everyone gets used to it?

  • 11 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Mactoon stop it with the conspiracy theories.

    Remember Steven Taylor is like a new signing,so it’s all good in the hood….

  • 12 soundoid // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Pardew is learning how to juggle a squad with commitments in Europe ,injurys, suspensions and young players.

    Give him a break man.

    He didn’t win 2 epl manager awards for nothing.

    2 home defeats are worring but not the end of the world.

    At the start of the season I was thinking we will finish 8th but win the europa league. I stand by that.

  • 13 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    mactoon that’d probably be easier to answer if we had our full team out consistantly but the truth is we haven’t

  • 14 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    North boy
    Formation maybe
    But not with anita in midfield

  • 15 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    i think cabeye was hurt wit the hole debuchy thing but hopefully thats sorted in january but i hope cabeye pulls his finger out before then :)

  • 16 Readingmag // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Let me guess….were are doomed….

    Sack….sack….sack…sack..

    Not key players missing…..and need back up…

    Yes…again not a poor result…WE ARE NOT BOTTOM of the league…REMEMBER ….

  • 17 magfly // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Cant believe He saying the absence of cisse made a difference He is out of form sick of pardews excuses.Wish he would change the record.

  • 18 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Just another thought here whilst we’re questioning rules of Football. I think the fact eliminated CL teams fall into the safety net that is the Europa league is stupid. Not because it makes it harder, but simply because they qualified for 1 competition, weren’t good enough to progress, and that should be that. Load of shite.

  • 19 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Well my hope from now on in is,we get to the 40 point mark and anything else is a bonus.

    Shame like,bit of investment in the summer & we could of cracked on,from last season,in my opinion.

  • 20 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    toonlyf i agree wit that comment but your comment yesterday on the army was a disgrace!

  • 21 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Belfast – to be fair every season should be like that. No matter who you support. Football is a strange game. Everything can happen. For all we know, arsenal or spurs or Everton could get relegated next season, no one can be certain in football, that’s why we all love it so.

    Lets hit 40 points. From then on we only need another 15-20 to get top end of the table.

  • 22 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    manxpie – remind me which comment?

  • 23 Marty-Toon // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    I love the Toon and just cause we`re playing crap this season i won`t stop supporting them but i have a right to say that the team i love are playing a load of rubbish football.
    This doesn`t mean i am a doom and gloomer,i knew we`d lose today with the way we played last week and now Southampton won away from home today i think we`ll struggle next week too.
    Listen,it`s as AP said we don`t control the midfield at all.
    Norwich players showed how to take the pressure off their back four today and played the toughest team today when they put pressure on ya.
    We don`t look like we fight for the cause.
    AP says we`re missing Jonas etc but i don`t see how Jonas would help at all.
    We miss Collo and Cabaye badly but the saints,west Brom,Everton etc are not full of internationals yet their managers have them able to pass the ball and control the play in games.
    JUST being real here and not over reacting,AP has the team playing poor football.
    Willo is championship material,the guy gives his all and it aint his fault he`s being picked for a PL team as AP thinks he`s good enough but we don`t have a replacement either.The lad just is a bag of nerves on the ball and you just know he`ll have at least 1 if not 2 clangers each game.
    Bassong looked more like himself today apart from almost giving utd the equaliser in the end.
    Chris Hughton-Respect

  • 24 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    ah you mean my comment about the British army and not the Toon Army – stand by what i said my friend. The fact death threats were being dished out due to the fact somebody didn’t wear a bit of paper on his top just goes to show the backwards irrational thinking being drummed into these so called heroes – but hey, not a discussion for a football blog.

  • 25 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    I would tell a lot of you what it is that I am sick of but I fear a good deal of you won’t like it so I’ll keep it to myself. My mother always said if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.

    I suppose if we implemented that train of thought then the blog would die a slow death and we couldn’t do that to poor Ed now could we?

    Interesting thoughts put forward, although I don’t see how people can think we were awful today, we actually weren’t that bad, silly errors and inability to put away our chances cost us dear. Had we went into half time in front then the game would have been very different

  • 26 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Marty toon
    Agree agree it’s because we care

  • 27 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    maybe it weren’t you then soz in advance but i thought it was you who was complaining about the sunderland player who didn’t wear a poppy gettin a death threat from a guy who was in the army and proceeded to call every1 in the army murderin b@stards soz again if it weren’t you

  • 28 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    I am starting to get sick of Pardews excuses week after week, he is starting to sound like a broken record. He should just tell it like it is and say we do not have enough strength in depth and the players are under performing. What will it be next week, Ba had a sore tummy and could not play at his best ? .

    There are so many managers in this league alone that would kill to have the likes of Cisse, Ba, Santon, Collocini, Tiote, Cabaye, HBA and Ba in their teams and if Pardew can’t get them to beat the likes of Swansea and West Ham at home there is something seriously wrong IMO

  • 29 MacToon // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    We were spoilt last season though, we were never drawn anywhere near relegation and made a nice change. Looks like it’s back to normal now and looking for 40 points as top priority along with beating the mackems for a successful season?

  • 30 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    manxpie – I admit the murdering so and so’s bit was perhaps misworded, but certainly not THAT far off the truth. Sorry if i caused any offence but it’s a topic i feel strongly about and have looked into many aspects to form my opinion.

  • 31 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    i’ll take the sorry’s back but to pigeon hole the whole army as murderin b@stards then your a fool
    this was 1 idiot ffs
    lets hope you never have to rely on them hey?

  • 32 sirtoongospel // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Well I watched closely today and still have the opinion that with Ba as the focal point we can’t become a better team. We didn’t play great today, but we put a million balls into the box and Ba had his hands on his hips most of the time, and the chances we did give him he blew. Never though does he even look like getting in behind the other team. Never. We lack pace and movement if we are to get the best out of the likes of Cabaye and HBA when they are available. Marveaux has the tools to be dangerous and i would be interested to see him, Cisse and HBA in a front 3. Would be dynamic. Not sure we will ever see it but you never know.

    Yes he has scored a few goals but the team is going backwards by playing to Demba’s strengths.

  • 33 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Ha that sounded bit negative from me there like lol

    I just cant remember a premiership game this season were we’ve played well.

    Sunderland away was a good performance,thats about it.

    Get to 40 points then if we get europe or something after that,happydays.

  • 34 jimiley // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    It has to be a factor that Papa did not play. With him we may have got a draw. Its only a matter of time before we “click” and move into the top 6. keep the faith!!!!

  • 35 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Sirt
    Could not agree more Ba is not a footballer just a finisher .
    Need a real centre forward to hold up and go forward
    Micheal,Owen (I know I know) on match of day last week was right about playing with back to goal

  • 36 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    yorkymag – the backs to goal thing is spot on like, we seem to play the game hoping for the loose balls to fall our way and hoping to get all of the little breaks that may fashion a chance at goal. No initiative and no imagination. Frustrating to watch from the Gallowgate today, my seat took a beating like.

  • 37 cyprus // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Will look at the positives, only! Anita is figuring out the PL, good. HBA is still in form, good. Ba is still fighting, still scoring, good. Taylor is finally playing and not injured, good. Our goalie is good… good. Tiote is back, played well, good. Shola is finding a role, good. Marveaux coming into the picture, good. Sanoton playing well, good. We were pressing in midfield, good. Last but not least, AP mixed it up and risked by throwing in lots of forwards, SBR style, good.

  • 38 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Manxpie

    What you fail to consider is that MacClean comes from a different area than you and is from a different background to you and the poppy is a symbol of something different to him and as such he chose not to wear it.

    It is every person’s personal choice whether to wear the poppy or not and the fact that he received death threats from a member of the armed forces is sickening. The person that should be criticised should be the person who made the threat not James McClean

  • 39 sirtoongospel // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    yorkymag,

    Cisse wants everything played ahead of him, so he can hit it early, he gets in behind all the time, and if the team were told to concentrate on that, we would create chance after chance because his movement is unreal.

    Ba however, everything has to be played into him. The team are doing everything to help Ba, but it makes us so static, predictable, any defender at any level will tell you it’s easy to defend against.

    Last season we looked like a different team. The goals Cisse scored were incredible, but he hits it so early that keepers can’t get set, defenders can’t get a foot in because it’s already been smashed!

    We have a number 9 that I am convinced is the future of our team. He plays with a smile, and looks every inch a striker. I can’t believe that people have forgotten the difference he made to us (and the team) when he came.
    But what hurts the most is that Pardew has forgotten too.

    Stop tryimg to please Ba!!!!!! Put the ball a yard ahead of Cisse and watch us win games.

  • 40 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    So how many more defeats do you think there will be before Pardew switches back to 4-3-3 with Ba on the left then boys ? . No player is bigger than the team no matter how good they are and Pards needs to grow a pair and get us back to winning ways as soon as possible or this season will be a write off by christmas

  • 41 soundoid // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Good words cyprus.

  • 42 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    well said Ruddy.

  • 43 soundoid // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Anyone know the average age of our starting team today?

    Can’t be arsed to work it out but i bet it’s not that high.

  • 44 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Sirt
    Can’t disagree but I would like to see a Jordan Rhodes Shane long just behind him or to mix it up a real hit man ,we know where to find one of those!
    At the moment everything comes straight back and whilst the midfield have struggled if we could get a forward to hold up and allow the formation to re set it would be a help

  • 45 jimiley // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Papa,
    We can still get 6th because the other teams are so weak. Europe again is a real possibility. We are good enuf for top 4 but the quality players are not producing. We are good enuf to beat any team in the world when we play our best. We are playing poorly but no team enjoys coming to SJP. A fortress!!! Keep the faith!!!

  • 46 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Mcclean is a sewer rat,hated that little swine,long before the poppy debate.

  • 47 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    ruddy wat you fail to consider is wat i had an issue with read again befor you call me up on it!

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Sirtoon
    We have a number 9 that I am convinced is the future of our team. He plays with a smile, and looks every inch a striker. I can’t believe that people have forgotten the difference he made to us (and the team) when he came.
    But what hurts the most is that Pardew has forgotten too.

    Unfortunatly that same sentiment can be applied to your train of thought about demba and the massive contribution he made to us before cisse arrived
    I cant agree that he’s lazy and wants everything laid up for him, thats cisse’s game
    Ba battles for the ball he can hold up defenders which cisse cant and he has beaten the last man several times this season and gone on to score

    The amount of stick demba gets is nothing short of disgraceful he’s been called selfish lazy unloyal and a mercenary
    Wouldnt blame the lad one bit if he left in january given his level of support
    The bloke is doing what he’s paid to do find the net
    You claim he’s bieng selfish by making the team play to his strengths you could make the same case for cisse i mean he is a striker right? Well how good can he be if he can only play in one formation? Something alot of fans last season were fearing he’d get sussed on last season and that he didnt have it about him to change his game so far there right
    A striker should be able to play upfront in any formation

    Ruddy
    In all fairness to manxpie i think his prob was having the entire british armed forces labelled as murderers because of one idiot not an issue with McClean

  • 49 soundoid // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Maritimo are going to get it with both barrels….. hopefully all 3. Going to book a ticket now should be a great game!

  • 50 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Yorky
    Cisse has all the attributes to play like long or rhodes though he’s a striker and a pro he should be able to adapt his game as much as ba is expected to every footballer has to do at some stage of there career
    Ppl think we will switch to 433 and all of a sudden cisse will start scoring again but sorry football isnt always as straight forward as that take our midfield its playing nowhere near as well as last theres no service to the forwards doesnt matter if were playing with one or two strikers if theres no service theres no goals

  • 51 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    LYF already has said that he may have wrongly worded what he said. You called McClean an idiot for not wearing the poppy and that’s what I’ve took exception to.

    I don’t wear the poppy, never have and never will and I wouldn’t stand for anyone calling me an idiot for that very reason.

    Although I wouldn’t say the entire army are “murdering b@stards” but I am not going to tip toe into that discussion as it is too emotive and evocative so I’ll let others touch that one.

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Chelsea and utd lost today to WBA and norwich wonder if there fans are in panic mode?
    Fegie out RDM out!!

  • 53 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    …and i completely accepted the fact dubbing ALL of the British army as “murdering bstrds” was perhaps far-fetched, but the mentalities of some of these heroes (not just this situation), suggests that they’re not too far off.

  • 54 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    again ruddy read my posts again and copy and paste where the hell i called mcclean an idiot i called the fella who sent the death threat an idiot! you idiot :)

  • 55 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Down south
    Cisse will never be a Rhodes or long as long as he is playing football,he is different and quite unique which makes him unpredictable..
    But he needs to have the ball playred to his feet or head .
    Cisse is a truly great goalscorer ,Ba on the other hand is a good goalscorer but an average player.
    Ba is a problem to fit in ,unfortunately and we can do much better in my humble

  • 56 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    I rarely post on match day and especially after a loss.
    But the forces of doom are insidious so here I go.
    The causes for our present loss of form really are not as simple as a duff manager.
    The owner gambled on not strengthening enough in the summer for one. Another two quality players then and we would be less under pressure from injuries/suspensions now.

    Everybody who has supported the Toon in the last 40 odd years knows what it is to feel disappointed. I can remember the Hereford humiliation. We win nothing but we still follow the Toon. That is what loyal fans of any club do.

    It has always been pretty much one step forward two steps backward with us. We are inconsistent, we make silly mistakes, even last season we had hiccups. And what do we do ?
    We blame the manager, scapegoat individual players, the shite tactics and formations and often the owner(s).
    Toon fans were complicit in one of the most disgraceful acts in recent years and that was the sacking of SBR through their ‘over-expectation’.

    Now is the time to realise we are having one of our periodic rough spells and stay strong, be resilient and get behind the players and management team. Loss of form is temporary. We dio have the quality. We’ve just got to hope we can get the wheels back on the bus and get back to winning ways. If sports psychology was easy then almost every team would be challengers.

    Collective loss of form, strange management decisions, injuries, bad luck and individual lapses (Krul today) are one of life’s conspiracies as a Toon fan. It always happens to us.

    I hope we win something in my lifetime and I want us to play good football.
    I support AP but not uncritically. I also blame bad luck and loss of form.
    I do have worries that he is too much oriented to the result and not enough to how we play. Pards sometimes does too much ‘ends justify the means’ stuff. He said as much in the 442 interview last season. What that means is we have no consistent team instructions as he is constantly trying to out-think the opposing manager and the players might be suffering from a surfeit of instructions when if we set up in a solid basic system we could vary it without confusing the players, and making sure we set up to their strengths. Adaptability is a two edged sword at times.

    But…guys ….Don’t change horses in the middle of the stream. Be patient. Don’t listen to the haters on here. They are just poison. Be critical yes, but not twisted.
    We will recover, maybe not enough for another 5th place but who knows…
    Rant over.

  • 57 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 17, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Well gutted again that we got beat but that was a lot lot better performance in fact if we had played like that against West Ham we would have steam rolled them

    Swansea are a hard team to play against we still played a bit of unecessary hoofball 2nd half and our goals conceded were sloppy play and then we got sucker punched for the 2nd goal

    I think the key moment in the game was after half time we put Shola on i felt we lost balance when he came on as Swansea started to dominate midfield again 2 straight strikers does not work against teams like that!!

    On the plus points we actually dominated them possession wise in the 1st half and kept the ball well at times and we also made chances and started to get bodies into the box and showed a bit of urgency

    Marveux looked good when he came on he was collecting the ball from defenders and driving forward looking to make things happen surely he has to start on Thursday??

    We did not miss Jonas at all our midfield coped well we just missed Cabaye’s through balls i honestly think we will win on Thursday and against Southampton and we might get going up the table!!

    Team for Southampton:

    Krul
    Santon Rb
    Taylor
    Willo
    Anita Lb
    Tiote dm
    Cabaye cm
    Marveux cm
    Arfa wf
    Sammy/Fergy lw
    Ba cf

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Yorky
    Completly disagree im affraid demba is a class player so is cisse the form player should be playing

  • 59 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    well toonlyf you could say that for the whole population couldn’t you? at the end of the day there’s plenty of bad people in the world but where not ALL bad
    you know wat i was getting at and i accept you worded it wrong

  • 60 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    V Southampton

    ———————-Krul———————-
    Santon—-Taylor——–Williamson—-Anita

    —————Tiote——-Cabaye————-

    Ben Arfa————-Ba————Marveaux

    ———————Cisse———————-

    What’s the worst that can happen? We lose, just like we would with 4-4-2. So lets give something different a try and actually attempt to get out on the front foot and make their fans go home and shout at eachother via their blog/forum :)

  • 61 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Two tickets for the match today £102
    Petrol to go to SJP & back £60
    Lunch with son before match £50
    Car parking £10

    Pleasure at watching the game – Zero
    Satisfaction with performance – Zero
    Overwhelming joy with result – Zero
    Desire to return anytime soon – ZERO

    What a farce of a game – if Swansea No 9 had been awake we would have lost by 4 at least and thoroughly deserved to do so. No organisation, no fluency,
    NOT A BLOODY CLUE.

  • 62 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    It will be really interesting to see how any top clubs are interested in activating dembas release clause maybe a desperate Liverpool or a qpr with arry as the manager ,I can’t see any others.
    I only hope I am wrong and we will have a change in jan.
    I do like Ba bu think we cn do better

  • 63 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Manxpie

    And I was just about to say “oh well apologies for picking you up wrong” until you called me an idiot.

    What’s your problem?

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Yorky
    16 goals in a CF position in half a season last season
    8 goals in a team thats struggling for form this season

    Ba is a 20+ goals a season player played in the right position
    I dont know why anyone would hope he’s sold it seems so stupid

    Am i on my own here or does selling him make sense to everyone else??

  • 65 sirtoongospel // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Toonarmydownsouth,

    utter rubbish. Ba isn’t a mercenary? But he has a release clause for every transfer window? Has asked to be the highest paid player at the club.

    You ask if I have forgotten his goals for the first half of last season? No, but I remember the performance level of the team and how we played. I saw us before and after Cisse, and I know what was the best to watch, the Man Utd game aside.

    You say Cisse is a one trick pony, but watch a video of his goals for us and when he was at Freiburg. He has scored every type of goal you could think of.

    The team are not playing to Cisse’s strengths, they are playing to Demba’s. We cant seem to be able to play to them both at the same time, in th same team, so one has to get priority. No doubts we were a better team last season playing 4-3-3.

    And as for the comment that alot of fans feared that Cisse would get found out this season is incredible. Everyone was riding the crest of a wave with him in the team. The ONLY one who wasn’t was Ba. Throwing massive strops.

  • 66 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Graeme
    Next time
    Try a Chinese and plenty free parking down towards redhugh save yourself a least £40

  • 67 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    ruddy i ain’t got a problem man the idiot at the end was in jest thats why there was a smiley face
    and apologie accepted if its still there lol

  • 68 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    SELLING

  • 69 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    tads – I’m with you, Ba is an outstanding striker, and a very underrated all round footballer; if he were at Chelsea with their service, in Torres’s position, i think he’d be in with a big shout of winning the golden boot.

  • 70 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    SELLING ba makes sense!?????????????
    jesus i’ve heard it all now!

  • 71 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Yorky, had a fabulous chinese in Stowell Street

    Apart from spending most of the day with my son, It was the highlight of the afternoon, fabulous food.

    Far better fare that the rubbish served up at SJP, that’s for sure

  • 72 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Down south
    I don’t think Ba is a mercenary and I do think he is a decent player but the clue is Senegal don’t play them together ,balance and shape are important if Demba was happy to hang around and do a Shola as backnup great but in my view he wants to be the lead man ,I think Cisse and another will be a better option

  • 73 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Ahhh seems like I am in a “mis-reading comments” mode tonight, as I missed the smiley face.

    yeah the apology is still there lad! :D

  • 74 sirtoongospel // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    downsouth, Ba is a good player. Not a great one. If he goes for £7 million then I wouldn’t be too sad if (and it;s a big if!!!!) we reinvested it on a pacy striker.

    Being honest though, I don’t think anyone will pay that for him. His knee is a ticking time bomb apparently.

  • 75 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Sirtoon
    Almost everyplayer has a release clause they generally tend to be active in transfer windows thats how we got cabs is he a mercenary?
    Wheres the proof he demanded to be the highest paid player? What strops? Why should a player be forced to play out of position?

    Never said cisse was a one trick pony but he can only play in one formation many fans and pundits were asking the wuestion can he carry this great form into next season so far no

    A world class CF should be able to adapt his game to play in a formation as its not possible to play the same formation week in week out against every team
    Look at van persie for years he spear headed the arsenal attack as a lone striker moves to manure and slots seamlessly into a 442
    You accuse ba of bieng selfish well im daying cisse is shiwing a huge lack of effort/commitment in the games he’s involved to try and get into the game

  • 76 beefman13 // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    We all have our opinions, we all have our beliefs, my belief is that the poppy is a symbol I will always respect and something I will always have on my lapel on remembrance day.

  • 77 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    no problem ruddy we’ve all had them days lol

  • 78 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Graeme
    That good at least something went well

  • 79 sirtoongospel // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    for the record toonLYF I can’t see any reason why that team wouldn’t work, if Pardew let them both attack. Always though our forwards have to track back.

  • 80 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    I was thinking that while watching today.

    If Swansea had a decent number 9 they would of chinned us.

    Apparently we had 26 shots ?
    I can only remember there keeper making one good save,and that was the first half.

    Also Ben Arfa would have a field day,if he played for Swansea.

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    LYF/manxpie
    Ba is a top player and your right LYF in a team like chelski he would be lethal
    I dont think its ba’s fault cisse is not scoring and dont think its cisse’s either
    The midfield is simply not effective this term no service no creativity

  • 82 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Sirtoon
    Agreed are forwards have to track back far to much christ at times this season ba’s been are main cb at set pieces!!!

  • 83 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    on the subject off clauses and such i remember reading somwhere wen we signed demba with him being a free agent
    that his wages were a percentage of wat his market value was
    does any1 know if thats the case with all free transfers?
    cause if we get sissoko wen his contracts up we’d be fooked!
    infact it’d probably be cheaper to pay for him in january in the long run

  • 84 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Since I know you are all so interested, here is what you have all been waiting for.

    The adventures of the annoying bloke who sits behind me: volume II

    Previously… He constantly slags our players off, he calls shola “strolla” ALL the time. He always brings away fans to the match and sits them next to him. His breath smells of cheap pastry. He belches a lot. He shouts really loudly at the pitch, despite being very high up and there is no chance the players/ref can hear him. When he shouts, he shouts full paragraphs, not just one lined frustrations. And he always shouts things sticking up for there team aswell. Like “tiote should have been booked… Cabayaaaaay just ran that ball out of play”

    This episode of the adventures of the annoying bloke who sits behind me covers the west ham and Swansea games.

    At the west ham game, he brought a friend up from London, a west ham fan. Dressed in FULL kit. Top and shorts. And said west ham fan stood up and cheered loudly when *he-who-shall-no-longer-be-named* scored.

    He still pronounces cabaye – cabayaaaaaaaay

    He still belches, although today he had a sandwich, not a pastry product

    He believes Williamson needs to be sold in January, to whoever “will take him”.

    He no longer likes Ben arfa, because he is “too greedy”. His exact words were something like – ” i really can’t stand it when he does that. He’s really put me off him”

    He calls players by there full names now when he shouts – “Timothy krul. Davidaaaaaay santon” etc.

    There are more but I can’t remember them right now, it’s been a long day.

    That was
    The adventures of the annoying bloke that sits behind me : volume II

    Hope you all enjoyed it. :)

  • 85 soundoid // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I wasn’t at the game today.

    What we’re the crowd like? You can’t really tell on live streams.

  • 86 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    yeah tads and people forget last season demba still got plenty off chances and imo was incredibly unlucky second half off the season (particularly wen he got decked vs west brom and cisse got the goal n the lime-light) lol

  • 87 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    There is not a chance in hell that demba will go to a team like Chelsea,they are thinking of trading in Torres for peats sake so we will never know .
    I guess though that had he been that good others would have taken the gamble on him knee or no knee
    That’s why I fear we are stuck

  • 88 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    on the subject off clauses and such i remember reading somwhere wen we signed demba with him being a free agent
    that his wages were a percentage of wat his market value was
    does any1 know if thats the case with all free transfers?
    cause if we get sissoko wen his contracts up we’d be fudged!
    infact it’d probably be cheaper to pay for him in january in the long run

  • 89 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Made me laugh anyway wizard Haha..

    Off to watch the boxing..

    Goodnight!!

  • 90 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Conaldo
    Will you releasing this in a book?
    I’d like to ore order one

  • 91 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    yorky i still can’t get my head around the sentence “where STUCK with ba”
    pretty crazy imo

  • 92 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Yorkie, my day was great, thankyou – the only downside was going to SJP to watch my team. Right until about 25 minutes after kick-off when it became obvious, that apart from Ben Arfa, who put more effort into the game than our other 10 added together, we just didn’t have a clue what we were doing.

    Despite all our huff and puff, their keeper had to make ONE save from a Ben Arfa attempt in the entire first half. If that is how we go about trying to “Control” games then Pardew needs to go back to basics because his plans, schemes, tactics – call them what you will – just are not working!!

  • 93 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Belfast – well I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

    He really is a constant fountain of entertainment, so there will be more in a couple matches time. :)

  • 94 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Wizard….Nice job. Sounds like a right tw@.

    Manx and Ruddy….Come on, don’t give up the fight yet, I just got back.

    Magpies Fly High….Bravo! Please rant more often.

  • 95 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Alan Pardew leafing through his book of excuses….. again.

  • 96 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Tads – why thankyou. I think by the end of the season I will have enough for a short novel, so details of pre ordering should be available by April. :)

  • 97 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Oh and Belfast….P*ss off.

  • 98 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    be funny if it was someone off here conaldo
    thinkin about it there’s quite a good chance :)

  • 99 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Ibiza – yeah, he’s a peach. Although sometimes he’s more entertaining than the match, especially today :)

    His Ben arfa rant had me cracking up, and shouting Timothy krul all the time. :)

  • 100 yorkymag // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Manxpi
    Just think he is an average team player and can do better great finisher but I think we need more from our centre forward.
    I guess you will only see the light when we have somehow found the right blend who offers more .
    Don’t get me wrong I will be on my feet when he scores but we won’t win anything while he stays in the team

  • 101 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Graeme….Just think of the women mate….the women!

  • 102 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Wizard
    Do i get a free copy of the wizard news memoir’s?

    Ibiza
    Back on your fence!
    Are you also coming round to the fact that come February we will be stuck with demba?

  • 103 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Wizard….Something about a grown man shouting timothy comes across a bit camp. Maybe that’s more of a reflection of my mind though. Hmm…maybe I shouldn’t be talking. Why can’t I stop typing? Oh cr*p.

  • 104 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    fair enough yorky but we’d be in a hole load of crap without his goals over the last two seasons

  • 105 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Actually wizard you dont sit in infront of ketsy do you?

  • 106 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Manxpie – I considered that, and so I try to be as nonspecific as I can about him and where I sit. If you sit near him, you will know who he is, that’s all I’m saying.

    I’m all for havin a laugh, but I don’t want to offend the guy if he comes on here. Although there was a point last week here I came close to telling him and his west ham mate where to place his greggs pastie lol :)

    Also, if you are actually the guy, please don’t lynch me next match :)

  • 107 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    TADS….I’m on my fence, honest. There will be no real opinions from me, just balanced and understanding comments and assurance :)

    Ba still with us in February? Outrageous! I wont have it! Pardew out! Demba Out! Cisse Out! ARRRGGGHHHH!!! All of you, just get out!

  • 108 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    well i’m gettin a picture of south parks “TIIIIIIMMMMYY” in my head lol
    ketsy’s a good shout tads lol

  • 109 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Tads – I have actually considered that it may be Kets, as a few weeks ago he said we should sign quite a few players of Kets list, including Falcao, I’m not sure how serious he was about it.

    Ibiza – it is pretty camp, but we know a little bit more about you now. :)

    Also, there will be a compilation of the best of wizard news in the book, aswell as some basic potion skills.
    :)

  • 110 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Manx – haha timmmaaaayyy
    Kind of sounds a bit like timmy when he shouts lol :)

  • 111 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Wizard
    Anyone who suggests falcao must be ketsy!!!
    Ask him next week if he is the mist sensible fan in the stadium should be a good guide of ketsyness!

  • 112 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Wizard…It seems you’re starting to re-think if this funny story was such a good idea :) Have no fear, you’re a bloomin’ wizard!

    You know nothing about me, just that I like to sit on fences and have a thing about nuts…that wont come across right, oh well.

  • 113 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Ibiza
    Wild theory but could it be your actually a squirrel??

  • 114 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    You could also drop this line when one of our players makes a mistake..

    “Paul Scharner wouldn’t have done that”

    Sure to get a reaction. If not, try the following…

    “Willo’s having a blinding season. He should be captain. Wont be long until he gets called up to the England squad”

  • 115 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Oh no! They’re on to me….I’m outta here…

  • 116 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    he’s not in a wheelchair is he?
    i’d feel pretty harsh now lol

  • 117 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Tads – haha Ibiza-squirrel. :)

  • 118 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Manx -
    No he’s not. He can move his legs, and frequently kicks the back of my seat.
    It’s all fun though. :)

    Ibiza – ill be sure to try the Paul Scharner lines next match. Now get busy collecting your nuts :)

  • 119 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Ibiza
    Paul scharner wouldnt of blown his secret squirel identity……..

  • 120 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    what is this blog coming to?????

  • 121 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Well, that was a quick exercise. Consider my nuts collected. Now, before we get in trouble with the “this is a football blog only” police, just how are we going to remove this Alan Pardew from our dear club? We simply cannot accept dips in form or slow starts to seasons.

  • 122 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    ahhhhh its ibiza’s doing…….

  • 123 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    As there probably is a high chance of the guy reading this blog –

    Dear mr annoying bloke

    Please read my comments about yourself

    Please don’t do these things

    Although If I had to pick a few important points:
    1. Stop licking my seat
    2. Stop burping
    3. Please for the love of god stop saying Timothaaay Krullll
    4. Please don’t shout paragraphs.
    5. Don’t shout in my ear.

    That just about covers the important parts.
    :)

  • 124 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    786
    It fell apart without regular tiote banter!

    Secret squirel
    We need pards out ASAP everyone knows pep or jose would jump at the chance!

  • 125 cyprus // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Timothy Krul… wait a minute. I’m the guy who sits behind Conaldo!

  • 126 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Just realise that said licking…

    *Please stop kicking my seat

    Please don’t start licking my seat

    Pretty please
    :)

  • 127 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    786…Really? What did I do?? :)

    Wizard…He licks your chair? Is it just yours? Might have yourself a special friend there.

  • 128 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Cyprus – please don’t lynch me :)

    And don’t start licking my seat :)

  • 129 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Cyprus
    Well ffs stop licking his seat!!!

  • 130 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Ahhhh….that makes more sense.

  • 131 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    about tiote…… he played ok today but you could tell he was nervous about getting a yellow ….. a bit of hesitating……

    on the whole it was a disappointing game…… our fortress was breached again.

  • 132 stevie101182 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Todays result and last weeks result wasnt ideal but at the end of the day we are going through a bad patch look at tottenham they have now lost 3 in a row yet they will probably be up there at the end of the season. Win against maritimo and we can put to bed the Europa league for a bit and concentrate on the Premier League. Good thing is both tottenham and Everton lost today.

  • 133 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    but we will plow on because as Newcastle fans ( the best fans in the world) its part of the rollercoaster ride…..

    plus there were worser times on here ( just ask tsunki) if ever shows

    but in all seriousness i would like some investment in January

  • 134 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    786/Stevie

    Please, what do you think this is, a football blog?

    Yeah, you could tell tiote was holding back, definitely nervous.

    And yeah, Tottenham and Everton won’t be I’m “crisis mode” they will just get on with it, and they will pull through. So will we.

  • 135 manxpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    haha licking ya seat thats a classic typo!
    i’m gononna repost this coz i’m interested if any1 does know?
    i remember reading somwhere wen we signed demba with him being a free agent
    that his wages were a percentage of wat his market value was
    does any1 know if thats the case with all free transfers?
    cause if we get sissoko wen his contracts up we’d be fudged!
    infact it’d probably be cheaper to pay for him in january in the long run?

  • 136 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    So how are people planning on acting out “operation avoid match of the day” today? I have season 10 of family guy and some warm lager.
    Ahh, the luxuries of life. :)

    But I do want to watch the citeh and arsenal matches… Oh what a dilemma…

  • 137 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    I’m feeling your frustration
    Any minute all the pain will stop

    Just hold me close
    Inside your arms tonight
    Don’t be too hard on my emotions

    ‘Cause I need time
    My heart is numb, has no feeling
    So while I’m still healing
    Just try and have a little patience

  • 138 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Wizard
    On FX the one where peter makes his own red bull?

  • 139 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Based on a quick google search..
    Was that take that?
    If so, stop it you naughty man. Take that… Don’t you know this blog is strictly Lionel Richie?!!! :)

  • 140 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    @ Conaldo

    Take my frustration out on Black ops 2 is my way of avoiding MOTD like :)

  • 141 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Kerosene is fuel
    Red bull is fuel
    Kerosene is red bull :)

    This bits sad though ;(

  • 142 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    conaldo – sorry……

    Know it sounds funny
    But, I just can’t stand the pain
    Girl, I’m leaving you tomorrow
    Seems to me girl

    You know I’ve done all I can
    You see I begged, stole, and I borrowed! (yeah)
    Ooh that’s why I’m easy
    I’m easy like Sunday morning
    That’s why I’m easy
    I’m easy like Sunday morning!
    Why in the world would anybody put chains on me?
    I’ve paid my dues to make it
    Everybody wants me to be
    What they want me to be
    I’m not happy when I try to fake it! no!
    Ooh that’s why I’m easy
    I’m easy like Sunday morning
    That’s why I’m easy
    I’m easy like Sunday morning!

  • 143 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    There will be Lionel, unless in the form of Messi. That is all.

  • 144 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Wizard…and that was my cue :D

    …Lionel Richie, now we are talking! lol

  • 145 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    except it isnt sunday morning… :(

    yet :)

  • 146 nico // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    I was at the game as usual today. Swansea weren’t bad and we simply aren’t that good. Getting rid of Guthrie and replacing him with Anita. Again Anita was absolute rubbish. I’ll say this again ‘he brings nothing’. He’s rubbish in the air, is only about 5 foot, can’t tackle, has no pace, only passes the ball 5-10 yards usually backwards, gets lost in midfield, has no strength.

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Conaldo
    Im sure it will be inappropriately funny again in a minute!

  • 148 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Haha I really am a wizard

    I mention OV revival, and ruddy comes back.
    I mention Lionel Richie and Jesper appears.

    Who should I summon next…

  • 149 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Ibiza…you know it! this is rally a Lionel Richie blog :)

    …Newcastle is just a front! lol

  • 150 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    *really

  • 151 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    NOOOOOOO!!!! Right, that’s it. Pushed me too far, thanks guys.

  • 152 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Ibiza – A) there were none there, B) it was far too bloody cold, C) I actually went to see my footy team attempt to play footy!!

    They failed, miserably, with the notable exception of BenArfa, who was absolutely buzzing. He was everywhere, what a display.

  • 153 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Conaldo
    you summoned be nufc786 AKA the blog killer AKA the banter of legendary cheik but it would be nice if you could get tht nice chap called beattie

  • 154 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Wizard
    Angryman the angry fan!!!!!!!

  • 155 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Jesper…..I will never rally for Lionel! :)

    Wizard…You sound surprised by your Wizard powers, why is this? Are you a fake?

  • 156 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    25 beattie 25…….

  • 157 darrenfletcher88 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Excuse after excuse from pardew!!! Simply not good enough!!!

  • 158 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    786
    Beattie was on the other day git abused for no real reason and left again :(

  • 159 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Hmm….
    Beattie.

    This will be tricky.

    Maybes if I say his name like candy man he will appear

    Beattie Beattie Beattie Beattie Beattie

    Unless that only works with Kets…

  • 160 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    tds
    really why would ppl give beattie stick anyone anyone?????

  • 161 catchy in norway // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    well its his old club southampton next

    what new circus act will he bring out next week,,

  • 162 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Beattie was here earlier. He kindly requested that no one asks for him to come back. I would imagine he’d be rather put out being summoned to attend a Lionel Richie inspired group session to get over today’s loss.

    As for Angryman, would either be brilliant or terrifying. Jury is out on this one.

  • 163 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Wizard
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/griffin.asp

  • 164 hotdog // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Conaldo – did u summon me!

    Good to see everybody has poured copious amounts of alcohol down their necks to blank the match out

    Ibiza- that explains alot red or grey variety :-)

  • 165 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Ibiza…why won’t you rally for Lionel? :D lol

    …so how has the mood been tonight? I feel bad for Graeme if he drove all the way to Newcastle to attend the game :(

  • 166 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Jesper – fake? Me? I am insulted. You will now have an extra cold winter in Denmark. Meuhahahahahah

    I am terribly sorry for any inconvenience caused by the upcoming awful winter.

  • 167 nico // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I wish Anita would go back to Holland and we could get our money back.

  • 168 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Wizard…hmm mmm! I think you mea it will be a very cold winter in Ibiza ;)

  • 169 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    You have more chance of seeing a snow leopard in Eldon Square than beattie on the blog these days :)

  • 170 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    *mean

  • 171 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Catchy
    Well apparantly aneobi will play upfront on a unicycle and tiote is going to wrestle a bear

  • 172 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    I leave & Ibiza insults me the coward.

    I hope the venga bus gets a flat tire you swine.

  • 173 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Tads – it would be great if he was actually called Peter griffin. You sticking on for American dad? I’ve switched over to Comedy Central x for some South Park. :)

    Here goes. Angry man are you there?

  • 174 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Wizard…It was me you plonker!

    Graeme….Didn’t go top plan really, did it? Easy for me to say, not having spent the money or time, but don’t let it wind you up too much. There’s always next time :)

    Hotdog….Once red, now greying?

  • 175 catchy in norway // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    southamton nil points
    wigan nil points
    fulham nil points

    all away from hom

    man c nil points

    qpr at our home, im hoping 3 points, but who knows, sparky could be gone, new manager in there, they have good players

    its alllll dooomm

  • 176 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Tads – and Williamson will play as the second striker.

    I don’t think i remember/ was on the blog or angry man.
    Anyone wanna fill me in?

  • 177 catchy in norway // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    tds

    we have to get our entertainment somewhere ;)

    but that was funny ;)

    im off to bed,

  • 178 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    @ belfast

    It would take more than a flat tyre to stop that thing. I’m sure someone on the Venga bus has amazing blowing skills if you know what I mean :) , the tyre would be inflated in no time ;)

  • 179 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    nico
    thts what some our supporters said about collo and enrique when they fist arrived and then they turned immense…… for us with tht little bit of time……

  • 180 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Belfast…..I didn’t say anything I wouldn’t say to you whilst you were still here. You c**t! ;)

    Catchy….So, how did the kids party go? Have some fun?

  • 181 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Ibiza sang Boom boom boom boom I want you in my room to Beattie.

    Thats why he wont come on anymore.

  • 182 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Wizard
    Great minds hey had to switch to south park must if been all the timmy talk!

  • 183 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    catchy
    bit of doom and gloom eh fella…… i can see why…… our fortess was breached again and the football aint what it was last season … but a bit of faith wont go a miss…..

  • 184 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Oh I’m getting so confused. I can’t maintain a conversation with more than 2 people lol.
    Who/what is angryman
    Tads what are you watching
    Jesper, buy a warm coat
    Everyone else:
    I known i summoned you, but I am getting confused and scared, and I’m crying now, so go away. (Don’t go away)

  • 185 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Okey that answers one of my questions.

  • 186 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Belfast….Now listen here mate, no one turns down Ibizatoons “boom boom boom, I want you in my room”. They get in my room.

  • 187 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Ibiza – NUFC are about the only thing that do wind me up!! Oh, the joys of being a Newcastle supporter for ever and a day!!!

  • 188 nufc786 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Graeme
    the rollercoaster ride tht never ends…..

  • 189 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Starting to be less impressed with the Wizard like. Doesn’t really cope under pressure. Dare I say it, the Wil….No, I won’t do that. I wont assign you a players name in relation to you on the blog. Forget the W, I and L and players who don’t always cope under pressure. That a boy.

  • 190 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Wizard
    He was a poster, an angry angry poster i think i had a deal with him that if we finished top 10 he had to change his name to midly irritated man the slightly annoyed fan

  • 191 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Carl Froch fight is coming on,so I’ll love you’s and leave you’s.

  • 192 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Graeme…Knowing Newcastle fans we’d get bored if we just started winning things. They do it because they love us. It’s an abusive relationship really. Anyone know a help line I can call?

    “Hello, my name is Ibizatoon and my love abuses me constantly”

  • 193 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Ibiza -
    I shall prove my wizardy powers.

    A little birdy (get it all out of your system
    A1..2..3 a well a bird……) told me that Paul Scharner is a keen reader of the blog, and will be doing a q&a soon.

    Watch this space.

  • 194 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    A few more defeats will see the angryman return to the blog.

    He only turns up in a crisis.

  • 195 nico // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    nufc786
    I never said that about collo and Enrique because I could see a player in them. I can’t see a player in Anita at all. He just looks lost.

  • 196 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Wizard…’Though I know I won’t win
    I’ll take this one on the chin
    We’ll raise a toast and I’ll pretend
    I got something to believe in’

  • 197 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Wizard…All I can say is I am skeptical but all the while excited.

    Belfast….Where you still here?

  • 198 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Can we stop the angryman chat please? It’s nearly bedtime and this is going to give me nightmares.

  • 199 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Belfast….Were* and p*ss off!

  • 200 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Hi guys, Paul here.

    My very good friend and very powerful wizard, and nut-related-problem-solver told me about this great site,

    I will now be doing a q&a for the next 14 years.

    Or atleast the next few minutes…

    Ask away

  • 201 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Im always here,just like Candyman or Beetlejuice.

    You say my name & I turn up.. ;-)

  • 202 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Wow. Where the hell is kets?

    QUICK!

    Paul!!! Come save us and bring us silverware!

  • 203 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Paul…why is Ibiza in denial when it comes to Lionel Richie?

  • 204 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Belfast…What a horrible thought. Enjoy the boxing.

  • 205 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Jesper…Come on now. This is the great Paul Scharner. Show some respect and ask a proper question.

  • 206 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Nufc 7867 – you got it mate – 40 years + and counting lol

  • 207 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Ibiza…the masses wants to know :D

  • 208 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Ibiza – I can’t bring silverware, but I can bring you a nice dinner set from IKEA, it has some nice spoons. Ikea is from my home country
    *checking wikipedia*
    Infact, ikea is not from my home country

    Jesper – Ibiza is infact Lionel Richies biggest fan, and has a poster of him on his bedroom ceiling.

  • 209 Beattie25 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Will you lot be quiet?

    I can hear you chatting in my head!

  • 210 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    See, my wizard friend is all powerful!!!!

  • 211 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Paul Scharner…You’re a d**k! I’m going to bed.

  • 212 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    He really is a wizard!!!

    Come home beattie cone in out of the cold and bask in the warming warped light of the blog!!

  • 213 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Ibiza – enjoy big Lionel’s cheesy grin staring back at you.

  • 214 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    That’s weird, I thought we were in his lungs tonight? Weird the way sound travels.

    For those wondering…Desk. “You’re a desk!”

  • 215 Beattie25 // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    The only way I’ll ever come back to the blog is when I create a dramatic enough return.

  • 216 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Paul scharner
    On average, how many times a week did kets top up your water bowl?

  • 217 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    How do we get this Scharner off the blog? Anyone got 50p or an Ikea catalogue?

  • 218 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Beattie – I’m sensing balloons and a smoke machine, some lasers, and eye of the tiger played loudly as you walk out in a robe, punchin the air, with Ibiza, Jesper and tads behind you, (Ibiza carrying the spit bucket).

  • 219 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Mr Scharner, has someone been stalking you this past year ?

  • 220 wynsleap // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    When Ashley paid next to nowt for new signings in the summer I (and a few others) said that standing still meant we would go backwards.
    Instead of being accepted as realists we were then tagged as ‘neggers’ and doom and ‘gloomers’.
    Have the eternal optimists and Ashley accountants got anything to say now?
    Especially as backwards seems to be the direction we are moving in – very quickly.

  • 221 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    and then just add fireworks….

  • 222 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Tads – I was tied to the radiator, next to one of those water thingies that hamsters have.
    BPC- now that you mention it, I have heard strange noises and seen shadows behind me. And someone mumbling something about signing me and Falcao and an elusive plot to murder mike Williamson?

  • 223 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Paul scharner
    Can you show the court by use of this doll exactly where mr kets touched you

  • 224 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Right. That’s all I have time for now, I can hear Kets coming though the front door. It’s time he topped up my food bowl.

    Ta ta.

  • 225 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Why does alan hansen always look pissed?

  • 226 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Wynsleap…Nothing that hasn’t been said before really. We do need new signings and they will come…eventually. I do understand why some are frustrated in the meantime, but I still believe it’s a question of the meantime rather than not in my lifetime.

    Do I think this season will be glorious? Well, it could be, but the chances are it will be a tough old one. Some new tricks to learn, some strengthening to be done, some players to be improved and utilised. This wasn’t a one or two year plan and it is still in progress. If you don’t buy in to it then I can really see why you’re wound up, but what are your suggestions that could actually happen and would take us forward quicker?

  • 227 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    No!…Wait!…Paul…Don’t go! Well that was fun. Glad we didn’t sign him like, what a bore.

  • 228 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Paul…Here we go:

    Q1: Where is the safest place to stand outside in a thunderstorm?

    Q2: Why do identical twins have different fingerprints?

    Q3: Is the human race still getting taller?

    Q4: Why do I feel cold and shiver when I have a fever?

    Q5: What is OK short for?

    Q6: Why can’t we just fill in the ozone hole with man-made ozone?

    Q7: Why do fingers and toes wrinkle when left in water?

    Q8:What is a hiccup?

    Q9:Is there an easy way to prove the Earth is round?

    Q10:Do plants die of old age?

  • 229 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Jesper…Perhaps they should have come one at a time :)

  • 230 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Aaarhhhh…I really wanted an answer for Q7 :(

  • 231 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Ibiza…I got carried away I know :(

  • 232 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    jesper – Q5 has got me questioning how genuine this planet is :)

  • 233 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    The answer to Q7 is:

    The waterproof coating on our skin gets rubbed away from areas of our bodies like our hands and feet that are frequently in contact with objects. If you immerse yourself in water with a lower concentration of dissolved salts than that of your cell contents, water will be absorbed by osmosis and cause your skin cells to swell. Since they are anchored to the tissues below, they are forced to corrugate to accommodate this.

  • 234 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Ibiza – I know a stunningly beautiful Nigerian lady who loves being tied to the bed – does that count??

  • 235 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    LYF…I know :D

  • 236 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Jesper…It happens to the best of us. Chin up.

  • 237 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Graeme…I see no good reason why not.

  • 238 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    actually jesper…i think i’ve got it…it stands for “Oh-Kay” :D

  • 239 Wor Shearer // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    @ jesperfuglsang

    Answer to Q5:

    OK = Okay

  • 240 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Jesper
    I feel i really bonded with paul so allow me
    1) under a tree with a golf club

    2) because one is always a criminal

    3) as a 7ft father of an 8ft baby yes

    4) because your odd

    5) okely dokely

    6) as a highly skilled scientist paul is working on it

    7) they shrivel because were all 90% fruit true fact

    8) a hiccup is a fart that back fired

    9) you take paul scharners fcuking word its round

    10) i have a grey bush but dont want to talk about it

  • 241 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    LYF…so it’s like a moan? ;)

  • 242 Paul Scharner // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Right, I’ve got a couple minutes before Kets realises his laptops gone. There’s some strange pictures of Medhi abeid on here…

    1. Under a metal gazebo, holding a golf club, wearing iron mans suit.
    2. Because the play-doh moulder machine that god uses isn’t very accurate
    3. Yes. Except all the short people
    4. Because you aren’t normal.
    5. OK is short for octopus karate.
    6. Man made ozone is the chemical equivalent of mike Williamson at best. I wouldn’t let it fill the hole in my garden shed never mind the atmosphere
    7. Because we are all human shaped prunes
    8. Your soul trying to escape your body
    9. Spin around in a circle singing madonna songs. It won’t prove the earth is round but it will keep you busy
    10. No they get sick of watching clueless Pardew and hide underground.

  • 243 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Tads…*Clap, Clap, Clap*

  • 244 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Ibiza – she is very, VERY demanding – she’s all yours mate

  • 245 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Dammit paul i was so close!!!!

  • 246 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    TADS…thanks for filling in for Paul :)

    …you did a great job – just wondering if Q4 only applies to me?

  • 247 toonLYF // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    jesper – it’s a great big lie, is what it is… us poor humans.

  • 248 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Paul….Number 8 has me thinking i’ve judged you too quickly.

  • 249 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Jesper
    Yes only you………..its always you oddball

  • 250 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    OOOh I love to love,
    but-m-my baby just loves to dance, he got to dance, he … oh Hi there everyone, whats been happening today?

  • 251 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Tads – you and paul were remarkably close on 1,4&7

    Bravo, you and Paul really have became friends.

    Is it weird that “Scharner” is now in my iPhones autocorrect dictionary?

  • 252 Wor Shearer // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Q9: Gravity shapes planets.

    So you could roll out of bed and find out. Easy enough?

  • 253 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Graeme…Demanding you say? Hmmm…I’ll get back to you.

  • 254 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    It’s all gone pete tong on here.

    Did catchy leave his can of petrol here earlier?

  • 255 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    There is no peter only zool
    Lol

  • 256 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Wor shearer – i think you’ll find that Pardews clueless tactics shape planets. We all want to see nice flat planets but Pardew is oblivious to that.

  • 257 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Paul S – how did you get out of the basement? I thought you were padlocked in a wheelie bin.

  • 258 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Ibiza
    Thankyou sit

  • 259 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Tsunki….We won! Yipee! Only joking. All doom and gloom here. Nothing to see, move on now, that’s a good chap.

  • 260 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Tads – dammit – I missed the first 10 mins. That’s the bit when he’s in the fridge yeah?

  • 261 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Ibiza
    *sir i meant sir i was not commanding you to sit, or roll over or fetch!

  • 262 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Tsunki – Paul can’t talk right now, gets put the lid on.

  • 263 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    tads…can I stand yet?

    Belfast….It’s gone a bit odd. Even I can recognise that.

  • 264 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    *kets

  • 265 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Should I stop licking myself then?

    And no, before anyone starts, I don’t sit behind Wizard at SJP licking the back of his seat.

  • 266 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Ibiza – weird?!! Nah, just a typical night on the blog :)

  • 267 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Ibiza
    Its gone past wierd now
    Christ we need a win

  • 268 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Ibiza – I knew it. I should have realised when the guy sat on a white picket fence instead of the seat. :)

  • 269 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Is this what happens on the blog during a fool moon?

  • 270 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    I was there man. Funny thing is, I havent read the blog at all, really not one comment but I bet they say we werent good and all that.

    Heres my 2 centimos – santon and willo ball watched and we let in two goals. We should have scored 4 or five. We were really not that bad for a trainee team, at least a third of our outfit havent got more than a dozen PL games between them so thats what happens. MFH posted right at 56. Man up people, stop whinging stop booing and grow some this group of lads will get it together, and it will happen soon. We are doing what we can with a promising bunch who need time, there were good signs from anita, bigi and marveaux even. We are not a desperate bunch of unresourceful buffoons led by a has-been. That would be the mackems.

    BTW I will just update my warning that we will miss Jonas. Look at how slack the final third has been since the minute he went off at the West Ham game. Told you so and I like saying that.

  • 271 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Tads…..”hweird” “OK now stop it, you’re just making them up”.

    Sorry.

    Yes, we certainly so. Who is next up? Maratimos (or some such word/name)? Are we at home?

    Please Pardew and players, we’re doing our bit, give us a week off, or at least a night. Cheers, your fan, Ibizatoon.

  • 272 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    We needed a win 3 or 4 weeks ago!! Then we had 2 home games, guaranteed to produce 6 points – we had all the time on the training pitch we needed, all was sunnyglo and purimost, it was all a foregone conclusion – then we lost!!

    No problem, we had another home game, 7 days to sort out the problem and we are going to give you a performance and a result to make you happy!!

    I believed!! I went!! We were shit!!

  • 273 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Tsunki….Thats exactly what everyone else has been saying too. Not one unhappy fan to be seen or heard :)

    Well said.

  • 274 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Tsunki – well said – I posted before saying how now is the time to support the team, then I started posting about Lionel Richie and Paul Scharner… It’s been a strange day.

  • 275 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Graeme…Quick….step towards the light. Read Tsunki @ 262!

  • 276 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Remember – the safety word is ‘Hwhisky’.

  • 277 t00ntime // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    is it fair to say we would be ok with a 4-4-2 and ba and cisse upfront for a few more weeks if AP would just drop the negative tactics? I dont see how a 4-4-2 would work for us but surely if we were last defensive and passed it around(instead of longball) cabaye and ben arfa would be more involved, and we all know our best chance makers are cabaye and ben arfa.

  • 278 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Better noise today on the plus side, right up until their 2nd goal that is. Oh and after half the crowd left at that goal.

  • 279 BelfastMagpie // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Catchy has even started up a Pardew out club & people are joining.

    Mass protests have been planned.

    Fires huge Fires !

  • 280 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    This fondue bloke for Reading is a bit cheesy

  • 281 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    floppy chops looks like he’s been on the pop

  • 282 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Longball did not kill us today, a suicidal hih line and pressing for a goal did, plus panic when they showed some nuts in the 2nd half. When Tim started spraying the hoardings with crappy punts I knew in my water it was over. Shame because it was quite pretty in the first half when we were all over them and passing the ball around in wide arcs in midfield.

    What gets me most is I parked all the way down at the lighting shop and its a long walk back to the car when you are not sure what just happened. Very confusing day.

  • 283 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    MFH
    Boooom!

  • 284 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    4_4_2 alert! Someone mentioned the dreaded formation! Lock down the facility!

  • 285 Graeme // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    its on MOTD NOW – see for yourself!!!!

  • 286 Toon Tang // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Balotelli’s brother signs for non-league Salford City

  • 287 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Belfast – the blog fire has begun, we need backup now. ;)

  • 288 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    fan the flames quick

  • 289 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Suarez for January ?

  • 290 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Naw he’s a stamp collector

  • 291 Tsunki // Nov 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Pleased for Hoots today though, dunno if anyone else said that. Plus Villa – ha ha bleddy ha. Down you go, no offence.

    Please please please s*nderland lose.

  • 292 MagpiesFlyHigh // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Tsunki

    Don’t shout too loud Catchy will want him back

  • 293 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Tsunki- if 5under1and lose, it would have been so very nearly a perfect weekend. Except for us losing of course. That put a bummer on it all.

  • 294 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    MFH -
    Shhhh he can hear us whispering.

  • 295 Graeme // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Swansea now 10th
    Cesspool 11th and we are now in
    12th place Having not won a league game in last 6

  • 296 BelfastMagpie // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Catchy and his mob are to dangerous.

    Were gonna need the s.a.s for this one.

    Who dares wins ! :-)

  • 297 SouthCoastToonFan // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Ok so this is my first post and I am bound to say a few things that will upset a great many of you and possibly cause a bit of disagreement. Having been a Newcastle fan for near on 20 years I have to say that since Ashley bought the club I really haven’t enjoyed it. In fact the only time I can remember feeling this bad about being a Newcastle fan was when Dalglish was in charge…
    I just feel with the current owner and Llambas running the show the club will never be about the football and only about how much money can be made. The complete lack of any decent signings in the summer followed up by Llamas’ recent comments of how we only need 11 first team players to compete in the Premier League shows a complete lack of ambition from the board and really shows how little the likes of Llambas know about football! You need more than 11 first team quality players to encourage competition for places and also to have someone on the bench that can come on and change a game! Who outside of our (if fit) 11 can change a game for us? Obertan sure as hell can’t and I find it shocking that a player who can’t pass a ball 5yrds can still make the team! I don’t know what you guys think but I feel a club with top 10 ambitions each year needs to add at least £10m worth of talent a year. Anita though I do not consider talent and for the rumoured price we paid does not represent value for money imho (something the club is very keen on apparently)…
    Also I really do not understand how the defence issue has not been sorted! We have needed additional cover at centerback for the last 2 years! I would go as far to say that we need to sign 2 centerbacks as Williamson has to go and Perch is not a centerback. I can’t seriously be the only one concerned that we have a reliance on players like Williamson and Perch (though Perch does impress in midfield anywhere near the back line worries the hell out of me)!
    In more recent events the last time SJP became this good a hunting ground for clubs we got relegated and that season we clung to the fact we were too big a club to go down…
    The only word that I would use to describe Newcastle this season is Pathetic. I don’t just mean the players I mean the club as a whole. I have never been a massive fan or Pardew though took my hot off to him for what he achieved last season but as is common with him the second full season often leaves a lot to be desired and I really hope he bucks this trend.
    The only good thing about this club at the moment is its fans and the main reason for this rant is I am a passionate fan who is disappointed with my team.

  • 298 Graeme // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Good night chaps – enjoy the debate; I’m off for a few zzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s lol

  • 299 nick_9 // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Not so sure I agree we had a good first half but the start of the second half was certainly entertaining. Crowd tried to ply their part today but were so often quietened by calamity Williamson or our inability to pass and move.

    Game was lost when krul messed up and we conceded the first, pushing for an equaliser against a side what was openly carving you open with a single ball was bound to end in tears. Greedy players with no cohesion, a team? Far from it, more of a group just shoved together. I feel for those fans who obviously care so much I really do, if you bleed black and white then there is no wonder your emotions are currently all over the place. It’s hard coming away from a game after a defeat let alone two weeks running. We can use whatever excuses we like but at the end of the day it simply isn’t good enough.

  • 300 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    …thanks for taking time to answer my Q&A (especially you Paul S and TADS :))

    I’ll leave you with this thought:

    Where do phobias come from? and does Ibiza have cellulite?:D

    Nite y’all :)

  • 301 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Good night all, let the sweet sound of big Lionel carry you off to sleep.

  • 302 Toon Tang // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    the only way my weekend will be picked out of this hole is if fulham slaughterhouse scumderland with a cricket score

  • 303 Toon Tang // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    and oneill and mclean turn out to be brambles sex slaves

  • 304 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Toon tang – thats the spirit.

  • 305 surrey_toon // Nov 18, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    sorry in advance for spelling and punctuation…far too many beers
    i am watching sky match choice and we played really well first half, the problem iss strength in depth which we dont have, the replacement players are know where near good enough! also hoofing it up the pitch giving away possession and hoping we win it back is terrible to watch when we have on the floor players! we need a big shape up in jan also why dont we go back 2 433 with ba on the left of 3 (ba cisse hba) for the good of the team it was clearly working who cares if he is scoring if we are still losing!! time for alan to grow a pair if ba dont like it he aint a team player

  • 306 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 18, 2012 at 3:38 AM

    We play woeful football probably one of the worst in the league. And we have been witnessing this since pardew took over.

    Crap teams can come to our ground and completely outplay us. We just had luck last season, and we ran out of it now.

    Players like Benny cabaye Anita ba and We struggle to play the passing game. So much for Pardew saying he wants to play on the ground. It’s been 2 seasons and I’m yet to witness that. Absolute stinker football we play..

    We deserve this. 2 loss on the trot at our home. Whoever didn’t see this coming is blind.

  • 307 JDdubai // Nov 18, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    Thread too long to read

    Its now at a point where prior to a match I cant actually see us winning, even picturing us scoring takes a lot of effort.

    If he wants 442 then buy the players to suit it ie AC up front and at least 1 CM who will be a box to box player.

    Using Cisse and Jonas as excuses as to why we lost is pathetic, Cisse has probably been our worst player this season, not 1 single game has he done well. At least Willo and Simmo have had a few games looking solid.

    Cant see us strengthening in January either, only replace Ba if/when he leaves and maybe 1 more players at the end of the window.

    Still getting Gosling, Vuckic and Raylor back will be like having 3 new signings………………….

    If we hadnt have played so well in the spring time last season then I wouldnt have had my expectations lifted that we could actually play a decent style of football, same players and this season we are outplayed by Reading, Fat Sam’s mob, Swansea etc…….

    Last time we had a team with this many big names and played this crap football it didnt end too well……..

  • 308 Les Grossman // Nov 18, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Lets sack the manager and start all over again!!!!
    MORONS

  • 309 cyprus // Nov 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Noticed that two regulars are back, kind of: Indian and Beattie.

  • 310 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    It’s morning again. That means serious football discussion.

    First half I thought we played really well. There was some good passing football and I don’t remember any “hoofing”. Start of second half we were by far the better team, and at one point we had 9 men around there box trying to get a goal, with only Williamson sitting on the half way line. (That’s not “defensive tactics”) there first goal came against the run of play, after a quick counter attack. The actual goal was from a mistake by Tim krul, who undoubtably needs to work on his distribution. It’s the worst part of his game. There goal really knocked the wind out of our sails, but I still don’t understand how people can say we were “completely outplayed”. We weren’t. There second goal came from another defensive mistake, and finished us off.
    Despite what some on here are saying, we didnt deserve to be 2 down.

    I don’t think we were “completely outplayed”. I think our main problem yesterday was putting the ball in the back of the net. If we had taken our chances properly, ba could have had 3 or 4 and Ben arfa would have scored. We were wasteful with our final touch.

    That let us down massively both yesterday and against west ham. We haven’t been scoring many goals this season at all, (and don’t start on defensive tactics etc, the players are in positions to score, we have plenty shots on goal etc.)

    Untill our players start putting the ball in the back of the net, start taking our chances, then no matter how we play, it’s going to appear to be poor football. But we weren’t outplayed by Swansea. We didnt take our chances, they did. That’s it. There goals came from defensive mistakes, and they put the ball in the back of the net.

    How many times have arsenal lost two “must win games” and still finished in the top 4? Maybes we won’t reach the glamorous heights of last season, but we still need to support the team. The whole two games and its crisis mode needs to change. It’s outdated. There is no place for that kind of behaviour. How many times have Everton lost two, three in a row? People suggesting David moyes as a replacement for Pardew?!! How long has David moyes had! He wouldn’t last 6 months at the toon!

    I don’t think yesterday was as bad as people are making out. Far from it. We were missing key players, who had they been playing, we would probably have won. We played a lot better football than we did against west ham, but it understandably gets forgotten about because of the result. Lets get a win against martini (shaken not stirred) on Thursday and then we have something to celebrate. HWTL

  • 311 south coast toon // Nov 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    sell ba, dont be so selfish and let us know what your on, hes in a team thats playing disjiontedly to say the least and still scoreing, we looked alot better than last week today,but lack of deph didnt help,there were some good crosses today, but mo one there to meet them,santon did well, ben arfa did some great things today and was tring as hard as i,ve seen, shola even looked good,sami looked better when he got into his stride, and why didnt tiote get booked, we didnt give up, 2yrs time if we carry on getting the right players which we are we will have a good squad, lack of form,this player that player,the managers tactics we didnt blame any of it on that last year we were all blaming ashley, so it could be our faults for starting on pards and the players, com on ashley your a gambler put your hands in your pocket and give us all a lift in jan they dont have to be messis but a few mitchus would be ok lol




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