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Two Of Newcastle’s Top Youngsters Go Out On Loan

10:51 am, Friday, November 23rd, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 89 Comments

Both Curtis Good and Brad Inman are going out on loan immediately, with Curtis joining Bradford City in League Two, and Brad going out on loan to Crewe Alexandra, who play in League One.

Curtis Good – sent out on loan to Bradford City

Curtis Good joins the League Two club until January, and he has been a standout in the Reserves U21 side this season, since joining the club from Melbourne Heart in a six year deal, in the summer for around £400K.

It turns out that Gateshead manager Ian Bogie had tried to get Good on loan in the Conference, but Good gets to play in a higher class of football in the Football League, and Bradford City are fighting for promotion from League Two, and are currently in 5th place in the league table.

And one of our other top youngsters, another Australian – Brad Inman – has been sent on loan to Crewe Alexandra, and Brad will be on loan through January 2nd.

Brad Inman – on loan to league One club Crewe Alexandra

This is what Inman told the local press today:

“It showed when they went out on loan they came back as better players.” “You come back and learn a lot.” “It is more important than playing in the reserves.” “You are playing to win.”

“You are playing for points and for promotion.” “I can learn from it.”

Crewe Alexandra are currently in 14th position in League One.

It’s good that our youngsters are sent out on loan to get experience of first team football, and we’ll be keeping an eye on how these two lads perform through January 2nd.

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89 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Very good news, genuine competitive football will push them on.

  • 2 sirtoongospel // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Hughes sacked. Got to think Redknapp will slide into that one.

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    it’s perfect for redknapp

    wont have to relocate which he hates the idea of

    has money to wheel and deal…..he will love that and i’m sure he will get them playing some nice stuff too.

  • 4 Dannyo // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Lets not forget Maddison and Riley too going on loan to Blyth Spartans.

  • 5 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Hughes gone. Damn I was close. I predicted Hughes first then Di Matteo then Brendan Rogers/ Martin O Neill.

  • 6 G // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Seems a strange time for QPR to sack Hughes. Isn’t Arry in Ukraine today? It’s either desparation from QPR to prevent Arry signing the Ukraine, and get him in… or… RDM for QPR boss? The first option I suspect.

  • 7 Jonny // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

  • 8 G // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    should read ‘Signing for Ukraine’ above… doh!

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Have we been singing ‘happy birthday’ to Ibiza yet?

    …have he been online?

  • 10 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Jesper – don’t be silly, we’ve all been discussing ways we can execute Pardew.

  • 11 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Jesper… He hasn’t yet, probably the old avoidance policy after last night 🙂

  • 12 Indian Magpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    My comment got listed on Sky website, truly great achievement.
    Under the pseudo name – Indian

    Here’s the link

  • 13 ToonDownSouth // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Holy crap, I would absolutely love to see what kind of manager we would get if Pardew was removed.

    In all seriousness, it would likely be JFK again.

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Wizard…today should be a celebration of Ibiza – we can lynch Pardew tomorrow 😀 lol

    …not everything is bad; Marv was great I thought, Santon once again stood out and Anita was solid I thought.

    Rainrix…I think Ibiza is one of those people who get shy from all the attention 😉 (so lets sing for him when he comes on…haha) I have a surprise for him 😀

  • 15 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Jesper… Wouldn’t surprise me 🙂 at least we can plan his surprise blog party now without fear of him dropping in!

  • 16 Geordie Gangnam Style // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Indian- is that ur greatest achievement to date on this blog? Ha, could of went a bit more in depth, won’t b winning any Nobel peace prizes this year fella 😉

  • 17 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Anita did well last nigh i thought, lost count of how many successful tackles/interceptions he made. Also marv has to start against Southampton especially with benny and cabaye out, he’s the only one left in the team who can play an inventive ball, he tried it a few times last night cisse just kept getting caught offside 🙁

  • 18 mattyNUFC // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM


    I’ve been saying it all along. I agree with catchy and everyone, think Pardew is a one-trick pony, but what they don’t seem to understand is who the hell MA might install after Pardew.

    Megson? Steve Keane’s clubless now i hear.

    This might sound like a joke but look at our succession of managers during his reign…Sam to fan favorite KK. That hit the fan so then…..JFK. took awhile to lose that one. then we end up with Hughton. some of us were hoping for better. in the end became probably the second most-respected (if not the most) manager in modern-times, sacked and replaced with…….alan f***ing pardew, freshly sacked from a D3 side (Ok, some like him now, some don’t, but i think 99% of fans were utterly disgusted)

    There is no rung MA will not find further down. I agree with his model, but I also know the damage he can wreak.

  • 19 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Just heard a rumour guys…..nothing much in it, just a bit of gossip really.

    Madrid are planning a huge summer spend as Ronaldo is meant to be leaving (shock return to man united).

    They are looking to bring in cabaye after his recent performances for france (particularly against spain) as they have lost patience with diarra and to a lesser extent modric.

  • 20 Indian Magpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM


    2nd greatest.

    I should get a peace price for literature

  • 21 Indian Magpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    We could get

    Rudi Garcia, Sven, Hector cooper, promote some1 form within

  • 22 Dannyo // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    If AP should at some point leave or get fired, then there’s only one replacement i would want.
    David Moyes.

    However, i’ve still got plenty of faith for AP, and he will see us through this, he’s a good manager.

  • 23 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM


    not a chance we would get moyes

    we would just be a sideways step for him. if he ever leaves everton it will be for a big job

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Rumor has it here in DK, that QPR have sacked Mark Hughes???

  • 25 Dannyo // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Anita was our top passer last night with 43/56 passes completed.
    I think both Biggie and Anita did equally good, but Biggies nicks it for me just.
    Anita had a bit of extra oomph in him defensivly tho, he refused to be dispossesed.
    I remember one incident spesifically, when a bigger Maritimo player almost got the ball off him, but he leaned into him, refusing to give it away.
    It resulted in a free kick for them, but i still liked to see him put some muscle into it. More of that.

  • 26 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I honestly don’t think even MA, with his record of terrible decision making, has the fortitude to admit he was wrong and sack Pardwho, recently that 8 year-contract he’s granted Pardwho is weighing heavy on his mind, I bet. He’d look a fool, again, if he was to sack him.

    Unfortunately, we’re the ones who suffer, because Pardwho is floundering and the players simply don’t believe in him and his mumpsimuses.

  • 27 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    I think its fair that we start asking questions now of where we are going under Pardew. I’ve supported him from day 1, but there were enough decent players on the pitch last night to win well, and play good football. Neither happened. He is too negative ( didnt press home our advantage ) , and the team either lacks the confidence to play good football, or isnt trained to do so. Therein lies the big question.

  • 28 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Dannyo… Yeah i think i remember the bit you are talking about he fell to the ground and was still using his chest to try and keep the ball before the whistle went good play.

    Jesper… He has been sacked m8

  • 29 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Funny, when we appointed KK, a journo really annoyed me by saying we should get a “proper” manager like Hughes!! Yeah right. Awful purchases, as any fan could see…

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    I still think pardew will get us improved, i’m happy giving him time.

    What I do not undersatnd is an 8 year contract. Why would anyone get that? its longer than deal ferguson and wenger get.

    Football changes fast and 8 years is a long time. Whether we agree or disagree pardew is the right man for now I think it’s safe to say none of us know if he will be the right man for 8 years.

  • 31 fray bentos // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    @Transfer Sage

    Highly doubt that

    Alonso, Essien, Kaka, Ozil, Modric all better than Cabaye

  • 32 IPToon // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    So we have been poor all season, the football has been shockingly bad and now the only player who has excited the fans and kept them awake (Ben Arfa) is injured !!! Hope they give out free pillows instead of scarfs in the stadium.

    Team for the weekend – Team plan being pace on the counter attack with Ameobi / Obertan as we couldnt pass our way through a sunday league side.

    ———————————– Krul ——————————–
    Simpson ——– Taylor ————- Coloccini ——– Santon
    ———————- Anita ————- Tiote ———————–
    Obertan ——————- Marveaux —————– Ameobi
    ———————————— Ba ———————————-

  • 33 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Good to see clattenberg has been cleared of any wrong doing as well, my hatred for chelsea and there fans has increased substantially this pass week, an absolute bunch of racist hypocrites

  • 34 IPToon // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Williamson instead of Coloccini – forget his supension

  • 35 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Munster…I’ll agree we should have pressed onwards last night – one of the major concerns this season has been Pardew’s reluctance to do so.

    …he wants to ride it out which is very difficult and very dangerous.

    Rainrix…not that I think Hughes was doing good or so, but I honestly think managers get sacked way to quickly in these times.

  • 36 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM


    hughes is a good manager

    did well with blackburn, did well with fulham, and was doing ok with man city, not great but didn’t get long.

    The problem is QPR not hughes. His swuad was terrible, he had no time to scout many players so when with a lot of have had a decent, not brilliant, record in the prem league and will have looked ot build.

    Unfortunately he can’t get them playing well so ultimately it is his fault but I still rate him as a manager.

  • 37 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Jesper… Yeah they do although theres so much money in the game that times a valuable committee, its a results based business unfortunately

  • 38 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Transfer, I’ll bet you that Billson and the happy clappies were all praising Ashley for his vision in giving him an 8 year contract – stability etc etc…..

  • 39 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Although at the pace at which redknapp has agreed a deal, that makes me think that a deal was made behind hughes’ back and once the details were agreed boom hughes has been sacked.

  • 40 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM


    well alonso and essien both play deeper than cabaye.

    he would be against modric, kaka and ozil.

    kaka has been poor and modric has failed to impress a lot from the odd games i’ve seen and general commentary in games.

    I can’t see it myself, but the interest is reported….the problem is cabaye is 10x the player for france compared to newcastle.

  • 41 BelfastMagpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Qpr owner strikes again. Haha

    He was constantly backing Neil Warnock in the press,when he was in the job.Then he sacked him.

    And he done the exact same with Hughes. lol

    I hope they go down.

  • 42 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    * Commodity not committee jesus apple 🙂

  • 43 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Transfer, no way mate. It was obvious that he purchased a bunch of foreign mercenaries. decent journos were highlighting this all summer.

  • 44 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    I thought we played quite well first half with Benny in the middle (pity he got injured was that the position he was going to play on Sunday) passed the ball around kept it on the deck. Marvo and Anita did OK need to be a bit stronger, get knocked off the ball to easy. BUTTTTT once again second half went to the dogs – started to play hoof ball , lost shape huffed and puffed fell to deep and let them attack us.

    Did anyone notice their centreback No 16 Roberge, from the Gallowgate end I thought he was outstanding. Never wasted the ball always looked for a pass, marshalled the back four and was always talking to them and the goalkeeper and ALWAYS came short for a pass from the keeper (a bugbear of mine at the toon, very rarely does anyone come close or wide to receive a throwout or kick from Krul.
    Maybe worth a few bob in the transfer window.

  • 45 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Can someone clarify if we played 4-3-3 last night? I didnt see the game.

  • 46 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM


    I agree with stability but has to be the right man. I feel pards is the right man but I think a 3 year contract is enough. Can review his performance over 3 years. It’s enough time to set and achieve goals.

    Guardiola had a decent run and he only worked on a year by year contract

  • 47 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM


    he got some proven players though…not going to win the league but enough to keep them from the drop zone.

    and I think Tony Fernandes seems the type to sign players on behalf of the manager too, like abramovich but with less cash.

  • 48 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM


    more of 4-2-3-1

    with bigi and anita holding

    it looked good when ben arfa was on, when he went off we struggled for creativity as you would expect.

  • 49 Dannyo // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Never say never, i’ve always tipped him to be SAFs successor tho, he’s got all the credentials for me, but i still hope he’d come here.

  • 50 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Rainrix…has ‘Arry been appointed manager of QPR?

  • 51 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM


    I can’t see it as a direct move from Everton to us.

    Maybe if he took a big job and got sacked then we could. Or if we became a regular champions league side but then we wouldn’t need a new manager haha

  • 52 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM


    Admittedly its a “sky sports understands..” but usually they get this sort of stuff right, plus jamie redknapp works for SS as well.

  • 53 BelfastMagpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Didn’t take Arry to long to jump into that job..

    I’d hoped the Spurs sacking might of forced him into retirement lol

    Suppose one last big pay day & that 😉

  • 54 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I actually like Pardew – I might agree with his football philosophy, but he’s a very likable person and I honestly think he’ll evolve as a manager if given the time.

    …SAF didn’t work wonders at United the first few years. Some need more time to get it right – the important thing is to spot progress. If there isn’t any then of course you’ll have to part ways with your manager!

    …it’s is not charity work, but a business!

  • 55 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Rainrix…true! the son should know 😀

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    *meant to say I might not agree…

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Qpr will fly up the league. Expect a solid mid table finish now.

    Redknap may be a tool, he might avoid tax and be illiterate but he knows how to get a team playing well.

    Wonder if he will continue his trend of signing Defoe

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Has anyone seen the design for Apples new headquarters in the city of Cupertin, designed by renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners?

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM


  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Boudewijn Zenden as assistant manager at Chelsea!

    …I am starting to think I am just a bit slow today 😀 lol

  • 61 rainrix // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Any way lunch break beckons keep the positivity alive!

    Oh and if ibiza shows up tell him

    I dag er det ibizas fødselsdag
    Hurra, hurra, hurra!
    han sikkert sig en gave får
    som han har ønsket sig i år
    med dejlig chokolade og kager til.

    Hvor smiler han hvor er han glad
    Hurra, hurra, hurra!
    men denne dag er også rar
    for hjemme venter mor og far
    med dejlig chokolade og kager til.

    Og når han hjem fra arbejde går
    Hurra, hurra, hurra!
    så skal hun hjem og holde fest
    og dem, som kommer med som gæst
    får dejlig chokolade og kager til.

    Til slut vi råber højt i kor:
    Hurra, hurra, hurra!
    Gid ibiza længe leve må
    og sine ønsker opfyldt få
    med dejlig chokolade og kager til.

    Thank god for google 🙂 Jesper i expext a full translation before i get back 😉

  • 62 BelfastMagpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Nile Ranger in the squad for Sunday Apparently…

  • 63 shearermania // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    tilykke med dagen din homoswans ibiza….hader anita..han er ogsaa en swans

  • 64 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Transfer, 3 years might be too lonmg. At this rate we are turning into a bottom 6 team and i dont see why we should wait another season if this is where we end up, and playing poor football aswell. Sadly, managers success are pretty much determined by owner generosity and Ashey er ….isnt. Not when it comes to buying players of a certain value anyway , besides Cisse ( and that was probablty due to his discount ) . I’ve always maintained that Ashley either buys on youth, or discount / end of contract pressures. That doesnt always work – hence Debuchy etc. Still at least the footballing world knows that Mike and Derek are hard negotiators. Well that makes us all feel better eh?

  • 65 Munster Mag // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Jesper, managers are generally only worth sticking with if they have pedigree or huge potential. Fergie had pedigree ( broke up Glasgow teams duopoly ) , so did the Everton fella. Pards – maybe . Not looking like he wants decent football though ?

  • 66 BelfastMagpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Yo Munster we wont be held to ransom,so it’s all good.

    Plus we’ve got 11 purple chips. 😉

  • 67 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    I think it was clear for everyone we needed more players and of better quality to push the current lot for their place and improve on the weakness.

    for me unless we are in genuine relegation threat then I think pardew should at least see out the season.

    if it is clear we have gone backwards significantly (not just in points but style also) then consider replacing him. But it would have to 12/13th place for me to consider his sacking.

    I don’t think you get many managers available mid season so it might be best to wait until the summer for somebody.

  • 68 Phil K // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Yeah Redknapps your typical Londoner. World ends in Teddington, and too pompous and arrogant to try to see if he may be wrong. Like most cockneys. Paul Merson being a fine example of these pompous dopes.

  • 69 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM


    In fairness to redknap why would you more from London?

    More to so there, he is settled with his wife there.

    No sense in him leaving really.

  • 70 Phil K // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    ….yes, I’m well aware he went to Boro for lots of dough. Didn’t live there, just for the games. Mind, thinking on, maybe thats what poisoned him against the north ?

  • 71 shearermania // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    biggest problem we got is there isnt any midfielders making runs in the box also everutime we got possesion no oneis moving…take a leaf out of man u..everyone is working for the team….we we are just awful

  • 72 Graeme // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Purples seem to have a problem – they are dropping like flies. There is only a maximum number of purples you are allowed to have (although this seems to be a local regulation only) in any one season, in total. As far as it is understood, that total is Eleven.

    The rule-makers seemed to indicate they were prepared to try and obtain another 2 purples last summer, but it appears they had forgotten the rule above!!! In the end, it was decided that despite qualifying for Europe, we had a full suite of Purples and everyone was very happy.

    It is rumoured that the regulation of only 11 purples is to be re-negotiated as, once again, it appears that more Purples are allegedly being considered for recruitment early in the New Year.

    Once clarification has been obtained concerning the Purple Regulations has been obtained, a further bulletin will be issued.

    PS at the time of going to press both FIFA & EUFA claimed to have no knowledge of the “Purple Regulations” but they admitted to some confusion possibly existing over this Regulation.

  • 73 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    We will have at least 11 senior players injured on Sunday. Yet people will still expect us to play perfect Barcelona-esque football.

  • 74 shearermania // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    we got a great manager…we just got shit players

  • 75 Phil K // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Transfer Sage – my family hail from London. I know whereof I speak !
    There is a laughable obsession with themselves that I said to my mother when I was young. And she was your typical Londoner too. BUT she left to be with dad.
    Significantly more adventurous !
    Rob Lee was too. Didn’t want to come initially. Nor did Paul Goddard. Both changed their views.

  • 76 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM


    with our creative players out (ben arfa and cabaye mainly) i would settle for some hard fought, gritty victories.

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Rainrix…nice job mate 😉

    …I am sure Ibiza is going to so thrilled!!! lol

    Since it’s basically prose and it rhymes I would try to just google translate it, cause it is a bit difficult to translate 😀

    But basically it’s:

    Today it is Ibiza’s birthday
    hurray, hurray, hurray!
    ‘Something’ with presents and,
    chocolate and cake!

    How he smiles when he is happy
    hurray, hurray, hurray!
    Mom and Dad are waiting at home
    with Chocolate and cake!

    And when he returned from work
    Hurrah, hurray, hurray!
    He throws a party
    and those who come as guest gets
    lovely chocolate and cakes!

    Finally we shout in chorus
    Hurrah, hurray, hurray!
    We wish ibiza a long life
    and all his wishes fulfilled
    with lovely chocolate and cakes!

  • 78 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM


    I agree that too many down south think there is nothing at all up north.

    there is much more sport, dining, theatre, music on in london but the way some go on you would think there is not a single thing up north.

  • 79 BelfastMagpie // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Think Mr Llambias has lost the plot,to many purple pills.

  • 80 Graeme // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Harry Redcrap doesnt live in London, he lives in Sandbanks, near Bournemouth. He commutes to the smoke when he has to.

  • 81 shearermania // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    thats a pretty shitty song jaesper….my family sings it for me every year…i dont get it but at least now i know its pretty damn shitty

  • 82 Transfer Sage // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM


    Yeh he does a 2 hour commute each day.

    If he won’t move as far north as London not a chance he will ever be up our way

  • 83 Phil K // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    T.S. I recall one of the very few (the ONLY one I can think of actually) Londoners I actually respect the view of – Danny Baker – taking the p*ss out of a couple of fellow cockneys having a go at Newcastle and the north saying “What is it with my fellow Londoners ? You’d think the Tyne was frozen solid and polar bears walked over the Tyne Bridge ! The temperature difference is minimal people. Couple of degrees at most !” All I could remember of what he’d said, but i was applauding ! 😉

  • 84 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Danish is really catching on today… 😀

    Shearermania…’swans’ in used in this way in simply ‘svans’. When you write it like that is sounds like the english word ‘swan’ 🙂

    …they mean two entirely different thing 😉 lol

    Munster…SAF did do great with Aberdeen and did manage Scotland shortly before he joined United – true.

    …But I think Pardew have enough pedigree to manage Newcastle. He just need to find that middle ground where he delivers result for the board but at the same time deliver exciting football for the fans.

    I don’t think he have been given enough time to make that assessment yet! Another season and we’ll see (that’s my opinion)

  • 85 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    shearermania…it probably is shitty, but it makes more sense in danish since it’s prose and rhyme 😀

    …but basically it’s about chocolate and cake 😀

  • 86 Phil K // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    We shouldn’t panic re:Pardew.
    This year is your typical “After the Lord Mayor’s Show”
    Just make sure we finish mid-table, and if we get a decent run in a cup, we’re still moving in the right direction.
    Then January or the Summer, pick up one or two more players and hopefully move up a little more again.
    Softly softly catchee monkey.
    We need continuity and stability more than anything.

  • 87 Alan_Pard_Who // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Transfer sage

    Here’s a little list of managers who we could get and who I think would be better than Pardew. Some of you may tear me to pieces but that’s what lists are for, to be dissected and talked about. Any additions?:

    Martin Jol (Fulham)
    Laurent Blanc (unattached)
    Ole Gunnar Solksjaer (Molde)
    Julio Cesar Falcioni (Boca)
    Paulo Di Canio (Swindon)
    Luciano Spalleti (ST Petersburg)
    Marcelo Bielsa (Bilbao)
    Frank De Boer (Ajax)
    John Van Der Brom (Anderlecht)
    Alain Casanova (Toulouse)
    Rudi Garcia (Lille)

    I’m trying to think of more!’

  • 88 lesh // Nov 23, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    WTF’s going on here? There appears to be a swell of opinion that Pardew should go and realistiaclly, that ain’t gonna happen.

    Anybody with half a brain should see that he was severly undermined in the summer when the squad strengthening that should have taken place didn’t – despite the advice that MA and Llambias were given. He’s been placed in an untenable situation where fans and the owner expects so much (Prem survival at the minimum) with an inadequate squad which as we can see has been decimated by injusry and suspensions.

    Had the sqaud been bigger having been supplemented by players of adequate quality, then we wouldn’t have been in the situation we’re in.

    I’ve no doubt that there will be in-bound activity in January but the drawback with such timing is that new players are expected to hit the ground running.

    Let’s be fair to Pardew and give him support along with the on-field players and he’ll be under a darn sight less pressure of expectation than he is now. He is after all a human being and will have a limit of tolerance. Losing him mid-term would be a travesty and you can bet your boots, relegation’d be staring us in the face….. again.

    Is that what you doom-mongers want? If so, may I suggest that you reflect on the recent years.

  • 89 pedro // Nov 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Alan Pard who – Falcioni?! As a toon supporter who has lived in Argentina for many years he would not be a choice for the free flowing attacking football everyone yearns. As Boca manager even though they won the championship (a pretty weak championship) they did that through being ultra defensive and keeping clean sheets.

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