Fan Support Will Be So Vital Against Reading


When we looked again at the 0-0 draw at Norwich last Saturday, Newcastle could have lost that game 1-0 at the death – and the three minutes of injury time was almost up when Grant Holt had a chance with a header that he put wide, but we’ve seen the Norwich man head those home many a time  – and if he had done that,  it would be another devastating defeat for the Magpies – and it would have been 10 defeats in the last 12 league games.

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Tim Krul – AC Milan interested

But hey, if didn’t happen, and we broke our four game losing streak – so maybe that’s a sign that our luck may be changing – but we must take all three point against Reading on Saturday.

If we cannot beat Reading at home – like Newcastle they are yet to win their first game on the road this season, and things will not look good – and we should also have Yohan Cabaye starting the game and Colo hopefully will put in another professional performance for Newcastle, and it could even be his last game for the club – heaven forbid.

Tim Krul is being scouted by AC Milan and the Newcastle goalkeeper had this to say in the local papers today:

“We’re in a dogfight – especially with the way other results have gone for us.” “We want to be looking back up the table, and to do that we need a few wins under our belt.” “That’ll give us some breathing space.”

“We need to kick on from here and beat Reading.” “It’s one of those things where we are.” “We’ve had injuries, but we’re not going to make excuses – they’re in the past now. The spirit is good and we must keep moving forward.”

“We could’ve lost in the last second at Norwich (tell me about it), and then things would’ve been different.” “That was a bit of luck, and we needed it. Last season everything went for us.”” “It’s important to win against Reading.

“We’ll have 52,000 Geordies behind us screaming for a win.”

This season is getting far too like our relegation season four years ago, when in the second half of the season we went on a terrible run of results and just couldn’t recover in time.

A second relegation in four years will be devastating for the club – absolutely and completely devastating – so a win will certainly lift some of the gloom and doom on Tyneside.

But since we are now 4 points behind Fulham and Sunderland, it will take some time to get away from the relegation zone – even if we start picking up some points.

And Southampton’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge last night, when they came back from being 2-0 down in the second half – puts them one point above Newcastle.

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63 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #1

    NUFC

    Manager – Sh!t
    Ownwer – Sh!t
    MD -Sh!t

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  • colwell

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    Looks like Geordie boy and #nufc fan Danny Graham could get his move to NE with #safc

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    hey why not bring in mauro cetto in and pi55 off san lorenzo

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    @ colwell

    aye mate its all over SSN aswell.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Fan Support is always vital, fans just need the team to turn up too.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    i wont be i have a sick note

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    ho ho no jokes that i wont be missed

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    good point Richie…. we as fans will turn up through thick and thin, whatever the weather. the problem is … the most important 11 have got to turn up aswell.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    A real shame if the lad has to play for he scum.

    Get him bought. Proven prem goalscorer.
    He can do a job and he’s not too costly.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Poll: Which area of the field should Newcastle be prioritising in their search for fresh faces?
    Goalkeeper (3%)
    Defence (32%)
    Midfield (9%)
    Attack (56%)

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    The fans will be there, of that I have no doubt, and you will have thee support Tim, again of that I have no doubt.

    Now if we couldn’t get something in return from the players manager and board? Maybe a committed attacking and footballing performance, possibly with the board throwing in a couple of signings over the next few days, and Pards ensuring that football is played, progressive forward thinking passing football. Cheers Tim.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #12

    This transfer window could not have gone any worse if we tried

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #13

    From last post: its a total cheek san lorenzo giving US a deadline, to GIVE them our best defender and club captain, for NOWT, or they will move on to plan B! Tell you what, lads, you all have till the weekend to decide if you want to give ME 20 quid to cut your testicles off, or else I will move on and cut off someone elses testicles.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    If the Toon are as angry as they say – lets take it out on Reading

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Before every game, for the past 2 months Pardew and a player, Timmy has done it a few times now, come out and ask for our support, or that it is time to”repay the fans”.

    I’m bored of soundbytes, how about we go out there and actually perform. It needs to happen now, we are third bottom on form over the last 5 games, with only Villa below who are down with us. Saints Reading and QPR are all dotted in mid table. There isn’t a huge difference in results, but we need to break this losing habit, and fast.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #16

    quote “dont worry all is in hand there will be movements on the market” i the bigg market

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #17

    The truth is we have won 2 games in 12, one against 10 man Wigan and one against a real poor QPR side that we matched in our mediocrity.

    We have not imposed ourselves on any opposition all year, if we are outplayed and outfought by Reading the current manager and his staff have nowhere to go and Ashley must make a change.

    The only thing fans cling onto is the quality we actually doo have in our squad, it is bizarre how we are constantly outplayed.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Reading between the lines. A bore draw.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Jesus Christ its cold today. Hell freezing over for us apparently 😐

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #20

    markaccus

    could not agree more…and I don’t think Ashley will even consider him leaving for free.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #21

    @Big papa cisse

    Oh.. thats where you are wrong… so very wrong. We could have missed out on Debuchy as well.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #22

    A little video of what we are missing. I can’t believe we have still not replaced him, not acceptable

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/video/under-microscope-093000311.html

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #23

    How about Colo plays for san lorenzo for free & they give his big contract money to us.

    Cheeky kernts.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Still no takers? Come on, roll up, roll up. Only 20 quid, gavna! And eventually, I’ll ‘ave a laverly banch ‘a coconaaats, (your coconuts, that is)

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  • toon1707

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #25

    I will be there as always cheering the lads on even though I am full off disappointment towards the manager and board after the terrible game at Norwich I was 100% sure by tomorrow’s game we have at least 2 new players in the squad but of corse no chance put all our eggs in 1 basket in remy and lost out to him. Just read as well as the money he went to QPR as there owner Fernandez challenged remy to a game of fifa12 you couldn’t make it up

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #26

    I want to see performances on the pitch….thats what takes the crowd from 47/48,000 silent geordies to 52,000 cheering the boys home.

    If the fans don’t see passion, commitment and effort then the stadium is quite.

    It doesn’t have to be a great goal or a mazey run from hatem to get us fired up….a solid tack, a player sprinting 60 yards to disposes somebody or putting you head in to clear a ball off somebody’s foot….

    Just need something from the team.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #27

    bring back safe standing

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Calm doon. Dinna worry. Cabaye is back and fit. The complete midfielder that Wenger didn’t sign! We are where we are so let’s focus on the here and now which is beating Reading. Ditch the negativity and focus on supporting the team and manager. In short act like a proper supporter/ fan. This is not the time for any recriminations.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #29

    @26

    We just don’t have that at the minute. We have the players who can do it, they did it last season, there is just nothing there now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #30

    ian

    At the game I will back the lads 100%

    here I will be critical, and positive about the good aspects too, think it’s good to discuss problems with the team here so it doesn’t spill out at the game

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #31

    @28

    He’s like a new signing.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Harry says Remy didnt sign for the money… Really then why did you offer so much more than us???

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #33

    @32

    Yeah, would be interesting to see his choice if both clubs offered exactly the same dough.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #34

    was not arry it was ce philip beard

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Transfer- Given that HBA will not be playing it’s probably just as well ! -LOL

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #36

    AshtreeKid…according to an interview a game of FIFA 12 swayed him to join QPR 😀 I kid you not! lol

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Fact is 8 points from the last 39 avaiable. Pardew is a disgrace, and if we dont show ambition in this window with 3 signings, PEA, Sissoko, Yanga Mbiwa, then we WILL lose brnny and krul in the summer not to mention colo if hes still here. God only knows how u replace them, its sad because this newcastle squad has such potential, if the core can be kept together andone or two big signings added to the team each year theres no telling where we would be

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza

    Going off the section of the site you posted this is the figure that comes out for last 5 years.

    £-38.3 spend so a huge profit.

    I’m not saying it should all be spent on transfer fees though…there is things that cost money in clubs and a year in the championship will have not helped financially.

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  • Fostino

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #39

    great words for bobby mioncour…remy’s head got turned by qpr’s wages and he wont care if they go down because of his release claus so moving to another club in the summer will get him another lucrative pay deal. hopefully theres a rule that stops players from moving from a club so quick and that he’s forced to play in the championship……newcastle stuck to their principles and didnt match his wages…fair enough. for heaven sake tho, there must be a plan b.

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  • Martin33

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Rumors from Italy said that NUFC are now looking for the chance to bring either Alessandro Matri or Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus. As a Juventus fan and NUFC fan as well, I think the deal will be just great. Matri would be my first choice, 28 year old, strong and got pace. Although seem to be way out of form, still a very solid CF that NUFC is much needed now. If Juve gets Drogba or Llorente this window, we can even get him from loan. (From what I know the salary is around 150m-200m euro per year.) What you guys think?

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