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Newcastle Just A Flash In The Pan – Maybe

2:08 pm, Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 141 Comments

Newcastle seem to quickly be losing the good name they created last season as being more than a decent side, and we have found it hard to buy a win over the last seven league games, but hey – we did hammer Wigan 3-0 – but yes – I almost forget – they played with 10 men for all but 12 minutes of that game.

Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic - Premier League

John Carver and Alan Pardew in secret talks

Newcastle are now in 14th in the league, but just two points above three teams on 15 points and Sunderland are just one point behind us now, after their good 3-0 win at home to Reading on Tuesday night, in their make-up game.

And it was put to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew that last season maybe we were just a little lucky, but he still believes Newcastle are a good side, and he doesn’t agree that Newcastle were just a flash in the pan last season:

“No, I think that’s a little bit unfair, because I think that if you’re a good side, you’re a good side and you find a way. But the injuries and the suspensions and the Europa League; you can’t say that hasn’t had an impact. Any logical football person, even our harshest critic as a fan, would say it’s had an impact.

“It’s knocked some momentum out of us, whereas last year, when you have that momentum, you don’t really have to think very much.” “Are we working as hard as we were? Yes. In fact, you don’t have to work so hard when you have some momentum, because the players are in a good place and you rollover from game to game, tweaking things here and there. When results are bad, you’re working a lot harder. “

“It is a combination of things. There is not one big reason for it. You have to balance some of the criticism.” “Some of it has been fair; some of it has not been fair. I have to sift through that and I do with that the players privately.”

It’s now up to Alan and his coaches, and the players too, to start to turn this state of affairs around, and while we would love to win tomorrow against Manchester City at home, if the lads turn up for this game, and put in a fighting performance, then we’ll be satisfied enough.

Then we need to start doing that in each of the remaining games, and if we can do that – we should be OK.

That’s our hope in any case. :D

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141 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    With players like Krul, Colo, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Cisse and Ba we are not just a flash in the pan

  • 2 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Colo, Tiote out of form, Cabs injuried, Cisse out of form + carnt lpay with Ba…. leaves

    Krul, Santon Benny and Ba

    erm with both santon and benny liking wing lpay, and Pards liking hoof ball that leaves a wonderful team of

    Krul (lob kicks to) Ba

  • 3 Tommyy // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    The thing that annoys me about Pardew, is that he just doesn’t seem to learn. He has been in the management business for a long time now, having managers such as Brendan Rodgers work beneath him in the process.
    Yet Brendan Rodgers has got Liverpool playing some good football (not always got the results) with a just as small squad in less than half the time at Liverpool than Pardew has had here.
    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like Rodgers but it cannot be denied that he knows how to manage and to coach.
    I just don’t feel as though Pardew has the ability when it boils down to it. Everything he does seems to be reactionary rather than visionary. He has had good players for almost 18 months now, yet we have seen relatively little good football. Every game played appears to be set up as a reaction to what the opposition might do. Never focuses on our own game first, like the top managers do.
    That said I don’t want him gone as he brings us stability and is a decent man manager it seems.
    There are just a lot of mysteries at the moment which leave you scratching your head.

  • 4 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    The fact that Collo, Tiote and Cisse are all out of form can be put down to Pardew. And the fact that Santon and Benny are wingers and we play hoofball is again down to Pardew… The team isnt a flash in the pan, the manager is

  • 5 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    True true, like i said if we had Wenger we would be doing excellent now.

  • 6 Jonny // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Mancini says that Komany has a ’2 per cent chance’ of playing tomorrow. Best news i have heard all week. Cisse and Ba against Nastasic and Toure as he seems to have gone off Lescott recently.

  • 7 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    The reason Tiote is out of form is because he is playing a in midfield with very little help from Jonas. Its probably quite hard to play well when your outnumbered in midfield.
    Collo is out of form because he constantly has to cover for Williamson.
    Cisse is out of form because he gets played on the wing.

    We play hoofball because Jonas never offers an option to defenders and Williamson cant play a pass on the deck.

    Stop playing Williamson, Stop playing Jonas, Stop playing strikers on the wing.

  • 8 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    city are vulnerable at the back without kompany

    nastasic and toure are not great….and he changes his full backs so often they don’t get settled

  • 9 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I like it how we are looking at their defense, how about we do this:

    Jonny and TS now look at their forwards, now look at our defense… now think how many goals do you think they are going to score lol

  • 10 619nufc // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Does anyone else think our problems lay deeper than the usual ‘Blame Pardew!’ or ‘blame Ashley’, or even ‘blame the players!’

    I genuinely think a problem we have is our coaches on the training ground. Do John Carver and Steve Stone really striker you all as people who can mastermind great passing football? Just a thought..

  • 11 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Pardew will probably capitalize on their defensive frailtys and play a 9-0-1 formation

  • 12 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    619nufc

    i have said for a month or two now we should have a continental style assisstant manager

  • 13 Jonny // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    @9- i’ll take a 5-4 win. You?

  • 14 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    zero

    aguero and tevez running at wiliamson doesn’t bear thinking about

  • 15 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    619nufc, yes i do, its worring that hardly any player can cross a ball, play a weighted through ball, score from a set piece, deal with a high ball into the box, support a player holding the ball up, move into space or drop back to recieve a ball.

    all basic stuff they should be learning in training.

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    zero

    a lot of that basic stuff is stuff they should already know too though

  • 17 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    @jonny i think it will be a 5-1 thrashing from Mancity… id dare say if their players glue together like on the rare occasions they do it maybe even a 7-0 destruction… but part of me hopes, dreams and prays that city will do that implosion thing again and we will win 2-0

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    balotelli red card and a 2-1 toon win

  • 19 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Baloteli will not start guaranteed !

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    blaydon

    as a sub then. he doesnt need long to get sent off

  • 21 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Man City to score 2 penaltys

  • 22 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Ts – roger that :-) think we should have a real go at them nobody expects us to get anything from the game … Would rather us go at them than sit back and wait for the inevitable !

  • 23 JAMSHA // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    ameobi to score an jonas to score to willo to score a own goal.. 2-1 to the toon ;-)

  • 24 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Blaydon, everyone associated with the club would…. EXCEPT Pardew

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    blaydon

    I dont mind what we do as long as there is some attacking intent.

    I dont mind if we go all gund blazing or if we sit back and counter.

    What I don’t want to see is just defensive football offering nothing going forward….as long as we are looking for a goal thats fine with me.

  • 26 stuart no9 // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    619nufc @ 10 yeah i do agree. i think it stems from the core of our club, i also think the physio, medical staff, strength and conditioning coaches ( if we have one ) need ” revitalising” some thing is wrong with our system .

  • 27 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Could do with Tevez Augero and Ya Ya to pick up injuries in a 3 way smash on the training ground by J Hart then I would fancy us ;-)

  • 28 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    619nufc
    Hooray someone else with the same thoughts.
    John Carver – great with the discipline side of it, kicks ass and writes a load of notes – maybe he is the tactician but Pardew can’t read his writing ?- interesting to see what Leeds and Plymouth fans think when he managed them
    as for Steve Stone I ain’t got a clue what he does

  • 29 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Looks like we have been in contact over Mousa Sissoko – Evidently its between us and Juve!!

    No problem there then – that’s the first transfer sorted ready for January lol

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    charlie

    be good if we got a carlos quiroz like fergie had

    somebody with a mentality of a passing game, used to a different football culture.

    How else will pardew learn all these things? he either has to manage in another country or work with people who have experience.

  • 31 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Graeme so it’s a safe bet he will be wearing the famous black and white stripes :-)

  • 32 619nufc // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Just look at the facts really, teams such as City, Chelsea and United have a coaching staff full of European and South Americans

    Now I have NOTHING against Pardew, in fact, I think he’s one of the top managers around, but he can’t be helped by having coaches that are almost carbon copies of himself when it comes to tactics/training?

    I’d say, if we brought in a couple FRENCH SPEAKING coaches, we’d shoot straight back up the league

    Just my opinion of course!

  • 33 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Blaydon – without a doubt mate lol

    Would be much happier seeing him on the steps of SJP early January, all ready to start!!

  • 34 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Likewise I looked him up on u tube and think he would be a great addition just the sort of player we are crying out for …

  • 35 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Graeme it boast the moral of the team to see people coming in and ambition from the club,

    whos that lad from southampton we are ment to be looking at?

  • 36 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Zero – Adam Llalana but think he is out injured for a while …

  • 37 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    @Blaydon cheers thought it was something like Lalala, hope he isnt too badly injured seemed to be playing quite well from the few games i saw him in.

  • 38 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Transfer sage
    If Brendan Rodgers learn’t pass and move from Pardew then why isn’t it working at the toon – mind you I am no expert at taticts etc., but I have, think I have seen a change in our play.

    Take Monday against Fulham we passed it on the deck with a lot more tempo until Fulham scored their second then plan hoofball came back into play

  • 39 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Zero

    He seems a good player…not sure we really need him though if i’m honest.

    I wouldn’t say not to him signing as long as it is not at the expense of a CB and FB though.

  • 40 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    We got an extremely talented group of individuals at our club. Pardew is struggling to bring the best out of them. He’s getting his tactics all wrong all the time. With such a talented team, we still play the worst football in the entire division.

    This season will tell us just how good Pardew is. Giving him the 8 year contract is a huge mistake in my opinon.

  • 41 Transfer Sage // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    charlie

    Rodgers learnt a lot at chelsea as assisstant manager though.

    Plus I imagine if you work with other coaches and chat with them more you will pick things up.

    I don’t think Pardew is totally clueless on this matter, I just think his knowledge is limited on it and he reverts to what he knows best when under pressure.

  • 42 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Transfer Sage
    I think you are right about pressure and knows best- take Monday for example but is/was he under pressure from his assistants to change it

  • 43 Super Magpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Good words from Pardew here. Some of criticism is fair and some of it isn’t ( calling for him to be sacked). It’s his and the players job do silence the critics because the longer this run goes on for the more impatient people will get.

    On 1-2 players being brought in during January. I hope this is to dampen expectations because we need atleast 3. RB, CB and a CM/ST.
    I would think that by only saying 1-2 players is to make sure if we fail to bring in our targets ( which is unacceptable) then he won’t get ridiculed even more for lying.

  • 44 geordie157 // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    at the start of the season I thought minimum for the season would be a top ten finish which I think we’ll still achieve. Just think we need to be patient, establish ourselves as a regular top ten side then a regular in Europa and so on. champions league football being the target, just not sure with our resources how long we’ll have to wait to get it

  • 45 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Should have signed Rod Fanni, Scharner and Albino Ebondo all for £2m and sols Simpson last summer. We would then be a lot stronger defensively and very experienced.

  • 46 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    We were linked with Fanni last summer for £2m. He can play as a right back and centre back.

  • 47 Pardews Perfect Battleplan // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    fanni is a decent player ill give kets that. but i still wanna put ketsy on the transfer list

  • 48 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    i think ketsy is schraners agent

  • 49 Pardews Perfect Battleplan // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    @zeroichi i believe we are constantly subjected to ketsys best fm buys

  • 50 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    its hard to figure out who we may go for in January, weve been linked with quite a few realistic transfers such as Diame, Siss, Llalana, Lens.

    we will need a striker to replace Ba, Remy is the one that keeps getting touted but i think he will end up at spurs although 10 million is in MAs price range.

    I hear City are willing to sell Guidetti, might we worth the punt for 5 million, although a gamble due to his lack of match fitness.

  • 51 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    My name is Zeroitti Bangiloutti, well thats what itd be if i was a footballer, or a fat seedy agent lmao

  • 52 Pardews Perfect Battleplan // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    @zero i picture you as zeroichi jirachi though

  • 53 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    I dont know who that is :/ sounds Japanese….

  • 54 Pardews Perfect Battleplan // Dec 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    an imaginary Japanese wonderkid winger. or Yakuza boss lol

  • 55 toonicle // Dec 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Drop Guti for Marv on the wing please Pardew!

  • 56 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    PPB – I knew his sister Wotagowa Ichifani

  • 57 Spreadthetoon // Dec 14, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    suggested team against Citeh
    ——————Krul———————
    Simpson—Perchino—–Collo——–Santon
    ———————Tiote——————–
    Obertan————————Marv
    ———————Anita—————–
    ————Cisse————-Ba———-

  • 58 Tinman // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Sign Beckham!

  • 59 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    What do you call a Japanese car thief ?

  • 60 Dannyo // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    @Jail
    What do u call him?

  • 61 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    A: Oi! You Japanese c**t! Leave my car alone?

  • 62 GeordieTwo // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Just a thought about using Perch as a CB. It’s been tried several times over the last two seasons. He is even worse than Willo at defending especially against high balls. If we use him they will bring on Dzeko and kill us with high balls. If we use Willo they will attack with Tevez and Aguero. We’re in between a rock and a hard place once again.

  • 63 Tsunki // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    A climinal?

  • 64 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Tomi Tookamota :-)

  • 65 Dannyo // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    @GTwo
    Atleast you cannot fault AP for that :P

  • 66 Tsunki // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Against citys forward line you think pardew is going to drop jonas? Hmmmm.

    I understand what Sage is on about, I won’t count a loss against Citeh as part of our losing streak as we are usually nailed on to lose that one anyway.

    As long as the lads have a go and we aren’t saying tomorrow we gifted an off-form city side a win or we gave in and bent over. I only ask they try.

  • 67 Dannyo // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    @Jail
    LOL!

  • 68 Tsunki // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Raff out Roud!

  • 69 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Perch was great first game of the season against spurs at cb but I do think he struggles with aerial balls into the box but so does Williamson and he is a foot taller !

  • 70 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    This blog has went downhill.

    I’m leaving.

  • 71 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Come on Jail give us another we need something to smile about !

  • 72 Dannyo // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    @Tsunki
    Jonas won’t be dropped for 2-3 games yet, he’s gone public now on it, he’ll stand by it, and if he doesn’t get returns, then he’s benched.
    Pardew style.

  • 73 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Nice Jail….What do you call a Spanish car theif?

    This one is really easy.

    Belfast…Stop being a c**t. Better?

  • 74 Tsunki // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Belfast -when did you detect that ? :)

  • 75 Dannyo // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    @Belfast
    Don’t let the log out butting hit you in the ass on yer way out ;)

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Ibiza
    Ummmm ibiza toon

  • 77 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    I’m having a silent protest until the sensible people come back. :-)

  • 78 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Pedro

  • 79 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Belfast are you talking about Kets/Catchy?

  • 80 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Belfast
    Steady on mate not even monks take a vie of silence for that long!

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    *vow even!

  • 82 Blaydon-Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    What do call a Brazilian that has had his car nicked ?

  • 83 Oleg G // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Was reading some posts and comments now.

    We are planning to get 1-2 players?

    We need to replace Simmo and Willo in the back ASAP. We have to get a small fast striker.

    Also would be nice to get a new fast winger and let Jonas on the bench already. He can come after 65-70 mins and give him 150% then.

    If it will be 1-2 players, I hope at least those will be do replace Simmo and Willo. We are so weak at the back and with all the little things that Simpson does sometimes, he is still a below average defender.

  • 84 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Well, technically yes, but that isn’t the answer.

    Carloss. Personally I think it makes a bit more sense if the joke was what do you call a Spanish person whose car has been stolen.

    Anyway, I wont be here all week and wont sign any autographs.

    Belfast…There were sensible posters? How did I miss that? Are you sure you didn’t dream them up?

  • 85 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I’m hoping that tomorrow can turn our season around,people are saying its a bad time to have a game like this but we’ve come stuck with all the teams we should have beaten,so maybe against one of the big guns we can raise our game a bit,not sure about HBA has he been definetly ruled out.

  • 86 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    I would say there’s stuffed toys more sensible than Catchy & Kets.

  • 87 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    There was sensible posters ages ago.

    They’ve all left me here on my own now. :-)

  • 88 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Belfast ,
    I think Kets is a computer programme that churns out random statements at intermittent times,that would explain the lack of interaction with other bloggers ,if you had to type in that squiggly numbers and letters before you logged in that would be the end of it.

  • 89 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Back in the olden days? “Why when I was a young lad….”

    Sorry mate, but you’re stuck with us….forever.

    So, seems every pundit and their mother has us down to lose 1-2 (although I haven’t checked with the oracle that is lawro). All are saying they don’t think we’ll go down and are putting most of our troubles down to injuries and suspensions.

    Not one word on Willo, Simmo, Guti, Ba being selfish or Pardew being useless.

    Do these experts not watch the games or are some people getting carried away? Or maybe Ashley has paid them off to continue the Newcastle propaganda?

  • 90 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    What do birds say when they fly over Mike Ashleys’ house?

    “Cheeeeeep!….Cheeeeeep!….Cheeeeeep! ………Cheeeeeep!………..”

  • 91 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Lawro has us for a 1-1. What to make of that?!?

  • 92 Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Ibiza. @89 Why listen to the professionals view rather than posters permanently on the verge of hysterical rage ?

  • 93 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    errmmm! perhaps because that professional is Lawro.

  • 94 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Jimmy….Well played, well played.

    Lawro is shaking my world right now (that doesn’t read right, but I digress). Based on his predictions so far this season, we should be 7th! Mind you, he also has Sunderland and QPR joint points with us in 8th and 9th place.

    Lawro in? I feel queasy.

  • 95 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Jimmy….”although I haven’t checked with the oracle that is lawro” – Wasn’t talking about lawro as an expert :)

    Ian….Nothing to say they’re right, but some outside views are often healthy to try and keep a balance opinion. It’s hard to judge when you care as much as the toon fans do.

  • 96 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Actually, I can see a 1-1 result. The romantic in me even sees us holding on for a tense, hard fought one goal win. But I’m circumspect in these regards nowadays, as I’ve long since learned that it is the hope that truly kills you.

  • 97 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Jimmy….It is indeed the hope that kills. Problem is even when I manage to keep myself calm and realistic, once they line up I just can’t help myself but get hopeful.

    One day I will just drop down dead at full time, it seems the most likely way for me to go, that or death by pitchfork.

  • 98 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    I think the average poster on here is far better informed than the average pundit when it comes to the the toon. The question of relative sanity is another thing altogether, although having said that, Robbie Savage is clearly nuts.

  • 99 JAMSHA // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Premier League champions Manchester
    City have announced losses of £97.9m for
    the 2011/12 season.

  • 100 Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Ibiza- Hi. – Additionally it seems that the site is increasingly being infected with bloggers using multiple pseudonyms. Is this a standard feature when our fortunes are not going swimmingly; that these canvassers come out of the woodwork. They clearly don’t have much going on in their lives.. It’s bad enough that true loyal fans are dejected with recent poor performances without these clowns revelling in discomfort. That could be excused in opposition fans. There is such a disparity between the loyal supporter and many on here who seem to be on a crusade that would see relegation as a job well done. As Tequila so accurately put it in order to validate their point of view they would be happy to see Pardew sacked and gamble on us retaining PL status.

  • 101 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Jimmy….You may well be right, my point is that obviously the club is important to us all and sometimes our judgement can be off. Clearly it is, some fans blame Pardew, some don’t – we can’t all be right on that.

    Not saying the pundits are right either, as didn’t they also have us to struggle last season?

    Just interesting to get different perspectives.

  • 102 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Ian….There are indeed some posters like that, but we have to be careful as there are some fans that are genuinely concerned about the clubs well being. I don’t agree with them, but do believe they are truly worried and just don’t have faith in the manager.

    Has become a bit of a frenzy lately, so to answer your question, yes, this does happen on here when things aren’t going swimmingly.

    I too don’t understand why people have multiple accounts on the blog, do they not believe in what they say enough that they have to hide behind an alternative name? They’re only virtual names anyway – extremely bizarre behaviour.

  • 103 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Ian, surely that lot are in the very small minority and even then only allowing their lower selves to hold sway because of the medium they are using and also isn’t there often a ring of truth to a lot of the less crazy stuff.

  • 104 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Hello people whats gannin on not been on a while, whos kets targets this week????

    Ibiza you been getting you xmas potch delivery??

  • 105 Joe Blog // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Ibizatoon = C**t

  • 106 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    eaststand….Oh aye. Can’t wait for some roast potch.

    Joe….You are coming along well. Next week we’ll try five letter insults. Now, here’s your sticker, go on, run along and show mummy what a clever boy you are.

  • 107 jimmysmith // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    That’s hopeless, goodnight.

  • 108 Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Ibiza– Thanks. You can be genuinely concerned about the clubs standing without losing all sense of reason. The multiple postings is a further attempt to seemingly validate views. As in all things time will tell.

  • 109 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Ian…You can? :) Time will tell indeed.

  • 110 Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    jimmy – your right . I haven’t been to away games recently. But my brother and Pushy have said that the support for Pardew and the team has been very vocal as always. Hope the crowd really get behind the team tomorrow and that we respond.

  • 111 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Ibiza & ian

    What do you reckon for tomorrow?

  • 112 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    I think they should make the east stand into standing only for pl games might bring the atmosphere back.

  • 113 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    eaststand….My brain tells me we have an extremely small chance of not being hammered, my heart tends to agree. But even a small chance is a chance. No score prediction i’m afraid, I just want to see us try. Chase the ball, pressure the opposition, look like they care.

  • 114 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Ian Toon ,
    ‘Hi’ is not that cool but so much better than hiya,well done.

  • 115 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Ibiza

    Would be nice to see us have a good go for a full 90 mins, just hope we dont get smashed.

  • 116 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    eaststand…Sorry, just noticed how rude that was forgetting to ask what you thought :)

    My apologies.

    We can’t ask for anything more than the players to give their all for 90 minutes. Is it a 12:30 KO? Hopefully it’ll be a good start to the weekend, not just set the tone for a weekend of potch.

  • 117 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    So, now you’re back, where is it you’ve been that’s kept you off the blog? Doctors orders?

  • 118 Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    JFA- Thanks . Youngsters try to be cool if you remember. Being serious, who is Cheryl Ferguson?

  • 119 Jail for Ashley // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Ian Toon,
    Ha ha I’m not that young either anymore pal,as for Cheryl Fergison you’ll have to Google her I saw her on the celebrity version of millionaire the other day.

  • 120 Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    eaststand— I want and believe well put in a sterling performance and
    Win 2-1. There wil be a big crowd that will be right behind the team. We’ll start. Well and maintain the momentum lifted by raucaus
    support.

  • 121 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Ian toon
    Shes defo top draw spank bank material like ;)

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheryl_

    No need to thank for the great dreams you’ll be having tonight

  • 122 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Tads…I’ve seen some weird stuff, but great dreams over the origin of the name Cheryl?

    Twisted.

  • 123 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Okay, got the real one now. Even more twisted :)

  • 124 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Bizzle
    Umm soz just think of it as a warm up til BAM!
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheryl_Fergison

  • 125 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Ibiza, she’s all yours mate, good luck. Remember the warning about precautions – a plank across your arse is permitted this time lol

  • 126 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Grame….Well I don’t want to be greedy. But if you insist…..

  • 127 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Did Ibiza bring that monster back to the venga bus one evening?

  • 128 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    @ Graeme

    If it bleeds we can kill it :)

  • 129 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Belfast…..Oh sorry, is that your mum? Oh no he didn’t!

    Right, I think I best leave now….

  • 130 Graeme // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Now, Now chaps, we dont want to be lowering the tone of the blog – we have a game tomorrow remember!!!

  • 131 BelfastMagpie // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Haha

    Cheryl could do so much better than you like.

  • 132 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Belfast
    He tried to but when he got back to the venga bus another bus had parkec next to his and poor cheryl confused them for a twix…….now poor ibiza’s homeless

  • 133 Rake // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Really hope we can get something out of tomorrow and get a much needed confidence boost!

  • 134 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Rake
    I honestly think citeh have looked a shadow of the citeh from last season and defi reckon we can get points of them head says 1-1 but heart says 2-1 to the toon

  • 135 hotdog // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Oooh Ibiza – just as well your in the cyber world. ;-)

    And i would with a few sherbets haha

  • 136 hotdog // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Tads – have you completely forgotten we have mr Michael Williamson at the back!

  • 137 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Ibiza theres been alot of idiots on lately so i decided to leave it for a bit.

    Ian hope we can score a couple mate should be a good game we seemed to have turned a corner at fulham.

  • 138 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Hotdog
    Be careful though with a few sherberts u could easily end up going home with the p!ss take version of her from harry hill!

  • 139 Zero // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    since i was last on none of the comments have any purchase to the article……CHAOS CHAOS I TELLS YA

  • 140 jimiley // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Jonas will find his true form tomorrow. He will set up a couple and score one himself. three one to Toon. Come on Jonas!!!

  • 141 Rake // Dec 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    @ tads
    I think your right City haven’t looked too convincing I just hope the crowd really whip up an atmosphere to inspire the lads!




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