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Let’s Keep Supporting Newcastle Through Thick And Thin

10:57 am, Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

This time is somewhat like where we were back four years ago, when we had around the same number of points and were about the same position in the Premier League – 14th. But there are also a lot of differences to four years ago, because we have a stable manager and coaching staff, we haven’t just lost our manager, like we did with Kevin Keegan, and the club is a lot more stable now than it ever was four years ago, when Joe Kinnear became the manager.

Joe Kinnear - fought against relegation four years ago

There are still fans who hate Mike Ashley, and quite honestly that’s never going to change as long as Mike owns our club, and there are growing voices in some quarters to fire Alan Pardew.

But who would we replace him with, and that would only cause uncertainty at the club, and among the players.

The stability we have at Newcastle can be a huge help in getting us out of the trouble we are in.

We’ve only played 14 game so there are still 24 games left and 72 points to play for, but until we get that Yohan Cabaye guy back – it’s going to be difficult since we lack creativity big time.

We have to rely on Vurnon Anita coming through big time, and the players’ performances last night were good, and we were just sucker-punched right at the end – otherwise the atmosphere today would be almost ecstatic, if we had managed to get a second win in a row at the Britannia Stadium.

Stability at Newcastle is a huge advantage we have over where we were four years ago, and we don’t think it’s helpful to the team to disturb that stability right now.

That’s because we want Newcastle to still be in the Premier League next season.

And finally,  if you think we’re in bad shape now – just remember where that other iconic club – Glasgow Rangers are right now – playing in the fourth tier of Scottish football and they will be in the wilderness for a few years yet.

We’re in trouble right now – but nothing we cannot get out of – if we keep supporting the side.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mattyNUFC // Nov 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    ed

    would your sentiments change after, say 1 point from our next two league matches?

    because after that we stand little change of getting anything on current form by the end of the year

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Repost
    Jeff absolutely correct,

    Look at Hannover, they played thursday then saturday (less than 48 hours) then again tuesday (just over 72 hours)

    Promptly got hammered 5-0 by Bayern, but they never complained

  • 3 jeff // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    why ask that matty when you wont get a response

    in my opinion ed shold be looking to cmment every now and then on this blog

  • 4 Indian Magpie // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Goes without saying Ed

  • 5 mattyNUFC // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    ha, jeff, was just about to say

    ….not like i’m expecting a response.

    he just wants debate. this is a nice little retirement flow for him…fair enough. think this blog has an annual income of 40k USD or something

  • 6 JAMSHA // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    BRING BACK KK

  • 7 Indian Magpie // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    In criticizing, the teacher is hoping to teach.

    we are not teachers but you get the point

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    …maybe we should turn the table around and instead of fighting against relegation maybe we should fight for Europe?

    …I’ll rather have something to look forward to than something to try and get away from (it makes for happiness and it’s an overall better attitude)

  • 9 Indian Magpie // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Slank,

    He was in Premiership, playing for Pompey Reserves. please dont get too technical, you know exactly what i mean.

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Naturally I will support the team and cheer them on. I dont think it has a massive impact on how a team does, maybe a boost for a little part of the game but your talking a small influence.

    And people saying europa has no impact?

    It may not be tiring for the players as a 3/4 hours flight to mainland europe is nothing and most first team players dont play anyway.

    But it does disrupt the routine they used for match prep last year. Change can often take time to adjust too. Other teams in europo league, spurs and liverpool, have had a few years of european footbal recently so they players/club will be used to what goes with it.

    It’s not an excuse for losing games but i imagine it does play a part, not sure how big a part though.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Glad Mike’s around I’d hate to revert to the bad old days when we’d spend 15M on a player, also the bonus of half price season tickets, I’d hate to be on a waiting list because the ground is full.

  • 12 sirtoongospel // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Matty, would your sentiments change if we take 6 points from the next 2 games?

    Both scenarios are equally possible. But either way, Ed is correct that we must stay behind the team. Monday night is a time for the fans to stand up and be counted. Because we havent the last few home games.

    I know performances havent been great, but I honestly think that if we stick together and make some serious noise, from 5 minutes before kick off, it can be a goal head start. We saw it a few times last season. The Liverpool game was frightening.

    Here’s hoping for a win on Monday. However it comes. We might just take the heat off the players and allow them to play a bit more freely.

  • 13 Belly // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    I’m behind the team and Pards 100%.

  • 14 Marty-Toon // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    We need to learn from the likes of stoke,they put quality ball in time and time again.
    The same with Swansea,they put the ballin the danger area.
    We certainly aren’t gettin that from Jonas.
    Marveau would be good on the left but don’t think I’d have him and Obertan on at the same time,gives us too little protection for our slow defenders.
    Positives from last night were that:
    1:We looked to have a bit more fight and movement in the side
    2:Anita looked a decent player-he worked and pressed them.
    3:Cisse and BA created a goal together.

  • 15 Les Grossman // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Matty
    Go throw yourself off the Tyne bridge FFS.
    Your seeing the negative rather than the postive.

    Played well last night and got beat by 2 mistakes, live with it. or dont up to you.

    I go along with Sirtoongospel.
    KEEP THE FAITH!!

  • 16 Les Grossman // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Sirtoongospel
    WHEN we win those 6 points, you can guarantee the likes of Matty and the other doomlords on here who want Pards sacked will skulk off back into their little hovels until they re-emerge 3-4 wins later saying how well we are doing and dreaming about top 7.

    Sad really, and very very shallow!

  • 17 Spotlight Kid // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Patronising waffle, as ever, but strange you never issued such a stirring rallying cry for Hughton, Ed, who was (and still is) a far better manager than Pardew will ever be? Instead you helped hound him out, in spite of the small matter of him turning the club around and winning promotion (as champions) at the first attempt. But from day one Pardew could do no wrong…..

    What is it with you and Pardew, Ed?

  • 18 Les Grossman // Nov 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Spotlight Kid,
    I have to agree slightly there……
    When Hughton went there was no love lost on here from the editor and alot of the regulars!

    However, I must add that alot of the people on this blog are very very fickle…….grinning when we are winning and turn into a Lynch mob when we lose a couple! I am sure when things turn around, the whingers and whiners will revert…….

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Nov 29, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Les

    I’m hurt, I was genuinely praising your superb input.
    First of all you call a load of people w…s and then narrow it down to me. I’m flattered.

    It’s funny how the stupidest people always shout the loudest. Wow! you’ve managed to call me a w…a in big block capitals. I simply bow to your erudite wit and joined up thinking and to do all that while never leaving the playground. Simply astounding. Do check with Eds rules though there may be people even younger than you on here.

    I actually said I thought we did a bit better last night. Try and keep up. When everyone’s fit:-

    Krul

    Santon Colo ??? Fergie / Jonas

    Tiote Anita

    Benny Cabs Marveaux

    Cisse

  • 20 Les Grossman // Nov 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Rotonda
    Took a wee while that, read assist not working??

    You seem to think i am victimising you? Not me, never, i have better things to do with my time….please read my post again.

    And Yes, you are the Most Fickle person on here by far!!

    If you choose to answer my opinion that there are W@nk@s on here then I can only presume by default you were accusing yourself as being as such.

    Add into this your extremely Fickle posts, your belief in yourself that you are the master at putting people down, I merely tried to honour by giving you a sort of unofficial promotion to King of the W@nk@s.

    I take your point about there maybe being younger fans on here…this is why I actually called you watnkatr…..it is new tribe that has been invented on here consisting of the most fickle……see where Im going your majesty ;-)

    and as for your “eds Rules”comment, grow some boy…and you refer to me as being at school….you mamory gland (For the kids playing on here)




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