Poyet – We Were Lucky – Newcastle Down But Not Out

The sky seems to be falling in on Newcastle these days, and if something can go wrong at the club – it has gone wrong in these last two month – as Murphy (Murphy’s Law) had said it would.

alan pardew clown

Alan Pardew – look at this clown ref
Who’s the clown – no it’s not Bozo – it’s David Lopez

And Newcastle fans had to put up with another pitiful performance yesterday at Brighton, but there’s not one player one that side that would get into Newcastle’s first team with all players fit – other than Devise Santon at left back.

“It didn’t help us having to play with 10 men and I don’t think the fouled player helped us either.” “He looked up at the referee and started rolling around. It was disappointing to see a fellow professional do that.”

“I love this competition.” “There can’t be an English manager who loves this competition more.”

Brighton boss Gus Poyet seems to hold Newcastle in such high esteem, as he lauded the great Newcastle club before the game, and he was honest enough after the game to admit:

“We got lucky when you look at the team we could have played if their players were fit.” “The red card was a bit harsh, too, but we were the better side.”

It’s true we are very down at the moment, but we’re not yet out – and we want our players to fight like crazy with passion – Geordie passion – in the remaining 17 league games and pull us to safety.

If our players want to know what courage, passion and fortitude is all about on Tyneside, they should think of the almost 2,000 Newcastle fans who made the long journey down to the south coast yesterday – to be served up with a complete load of tripe.

If our players played with the passion our fans continually show for our club – we’ll be able to survive the drop this season.

And we’d like to hear an apology from manager Alan Pardew to our traveling fans, for that insipid performance yesterday.

Howay The Lads!!

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16 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Comment #1


  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Having that jelly stuff out of pork pies dyed red and served with his ice cream is too good for Ashley.

  • Santon03

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Really? It’s MA’s fault not AP?
    Is our squad’s quality really that bad? worse than Brighton? Is our squad quality worse than soton,whu, wba, wigan, qpr, everton, villa, swans, sunderland, norwich? I’m pretty sure that we have better quality than those teams.
    We have youngsters that loaned to minor league clubs like Brighton, but we can’t even win against those clubs right now. I think we have good enough squad, just need to be managed better.

  • blog buster

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #4


    Do you blame the manager for this season or the board?

    It’s easy to blame the board right now , but this was not the strongest side he could have played yesterday ,

    I think if you look at every game we have played this season , we have played with some pretty strong line ups and still lost the game

    IMO we are where we are because of a manager who accepts mediocrity as the norm, he has no plan A never mind a back up plan

    To many games at the start of the season, we waited to see how the other team lined up, then set our team up to combat there team, now ask yourself how can you train a team if your always looking to see how the others are setting up to combat them,

    I watched Brighton today, even a team mid table in the championship had a plan, there players are no better than ours but moved the ball like they where barca. Compaired to us

    It’s also embarrassing to see they had 63% possession ,

    ED is Pardew good enough?

  • Santon03

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #5

    sorry repost

    I think he is sincere. I don’t think the insults was meant for us fans and the players. It’s directed only to AP if you read everything he said, the word wee club just slipped out.

  • blog buster

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Gus might be worth a shot ,

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Besides Chelsea and Tottenham, we have a pretty flat track fixture list until April, I’m sure we’ll pull out of it.

    If we are still 15th-16th by April, when many of our starters will have been back, then it’s out with Pardew. Doubt that will be the case though.

  • jamesnufc86

    Jan 6, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Alright lads I read this blog on at least twice a daily basis , sad , I know , Geordies are miserable by nature , it’s in our blood . Lets look at the positives , Marv looks an excellent player , everyone is on their way too full fitness. Although the display against Brighton almost had me vomiting , keep the faith HWTL

  • Toon XI

    Jan 6, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Morning sunshine!

    The situation with the squad’s poor performance, broken spirit and all around malaise reminds me of Steve Kean and Blackburn last season. They had poor ownership not willing to invest just as we do today. They also stuck with a manager who lost the plot until the bottom fell out. Ashley either doesn’t care or he is truly that ignorant about being successful in sport.

    I fear the path we are on will not end will unless something changes

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 6, 2013 at 5:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Think we should withold further bashing on Ashley until later in the window.

    Sounds like he has been open to investments this go-around. Shame that Remy could slip away though.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 6, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #11

    I don’t want pardew to apologize I want him to leave this club and take shola with him

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 6, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #12

    I think were stuck with Percy Parsnip for the rest of the season -binning him now may lead to more instability, if that is possible.
    His interviews of late are more angry/determined -and he makes no secret that quality re-enforcements are urgently needed.
    We have got Debuchy and I think, due to some believable transfer rumours that Ahley has, probably weeks ago authorised a realistic spend to get at least 4-5 players through the door. There will be no excuse for failing in this window. They need to keep that horrible Dastardly away from any negotiations -he clearly is a snake -stab you in the back type.
    With the return of crocked players from injury plus new faces we should be ok.
    The future -get rid of Parsnip and Dastardly. Di Matteo – no thanks.

  • jeff

    Jan 6, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #13

    devise santon

  • headtheball

    Jan 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Rumour of our previous mercenary Michael Owen going to Perth Glory in Australia. Long trip for your helicopter Mikey!

  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 6, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #15

    i realise its only 7.25am on a sunday morning, but its quiet on here isnt it guys…. what do we think transfer sundy will bring us then???? messi spotted at newcastle airport having a burger king with mike ashley???


    Jan 6, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #16

    This may sound strange but with all the turmoil of the last three months i an still not panicking !

    Taking into account the team picked yesterday it was not surprising we lost. The Premiership status is more important than any Cup competition and at least no key players were injured yesterday!

    I will say this though, with Williamson and Perch in the back four we will contunue to lose games me-thinks !

    Williamson just should,nt be in the first team as he makes an off-form defense worse. Probably should try and ship him out, but then who would take him?


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