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Newcastle Squad Tired – Pardew

6:43 pm, Friday, February 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 283 Comments

Alan Pardew talked about how tired his layers were after the win at Aston Villa on Tuesday night, and certainly Moussa Sissoko was tired when he came off after 79 minutes at Villa Park – after a tremendous first half display.

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Moussa Sissoko – put in good shift on Tuesday night

Sissoko, Gouffran and Yanga-Mbiwa were thrown in at the deep end on Tuesday night after only being at the club a few days , with the first two starting the game, and Yanga-Mbiwa coming on after 79 minutes in place of Moussa.

Alan Pardew talked about some of his players being tired:

“When you make your debut away from home in a pressurized situation like that, the adrenalin takes it out of you as well.” “It takes it out of your legs and there was a bit of that going on for Moussa. With that under their belts, the new boys will be better for Chelsea.”

“There has been a lot of tiredness in the camp because it was a heck of an effort at Aston Villa.” “However, the lads found the effort and the work-rate is much more advanced than in France.” “There were lads feeling stiff and awkward, but we still had plenty of time to recover and the extra day on Chelsea.”

Yoan Gouffran also played a good 74 minutes and showed skill and movement up front – and Yoan looks a good buy for the club.

That was only Newcastle’s second win in the last seven league games,  but only the third win in the last 14 league games including the loss at home to West Ham on 11th November.

So it’s small wonder we are in 15th place in the league table, and we need as many wins as we can get in our final 14 games of the season.

It would be nice to get our 3rd win in eight league games tomorrow against Chelsea.

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283 responses so far ↓

  • 1 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    I would like to see Mbiwa start. I know Saylor was good last game but I think Mbiwa is more talented as a defender and leader in the backline.

  • 2 Twatter // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Repost from last thread:

    @boater, of course it’s all very true… but I still think Ba issued out a massive blow when he left the way he did in January, knowing full well that we’d struggle to replace his goalscoring mite. Had he left in the summer I might have felt a bit different about him and the situation surrounding his departure. As it stands I can definitely understand the animosity if it is forthcoming, which I reckon is most definite whatever the score happens to be at the final whistle.

    On the Manchester United debate, Alex Ferguson has the stability and command of the players in his arsenal – that’s something both Benitez and Mancini clearly do not. What is best about the way Manchester United operate is the fact that they have been able to build changes over a sustained and lengthy period of time, therefore keeping the wage bill down and not having this massive influx. Stability is what both MCFC and CFC miss to a lesser and greater degree respectively. This is what makes it easier for Manchester United to achieve with inferior squads.

    To say they’ve got a “weak” squad though, that’s B.S. Look at their strikers – Rooney, Van Persie, Hernandez, and Welbeck. Probably the best pool of strikers in the league. They still spend a hell of a lot of money too.

    I don’t believe Alex Ferguson is the tactical genius that some might proclaim. Whichever way you want to flip it, I think most would agree he’s a red-nosed bully and a top-class kernt.

  • 3 Dannyo // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    The squad wasn’t tired Ed, but some of the frenchmen were.
    Like Moussa and Gouffran. They were clearly worn down after the first half.

  • 4 Ketsbaia9 // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Man Utd have 3 decent striker, but the rest of the team is distinctly average.

  • 5 t00ntime // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Demba ba did nothing wrong imo.
    1) he is Selfish by nature like many (not all) top strikers. ba wud always rather take a shot then assist, its been like that his whole career. He wasnt putting himself in the shop window.

    1.5) he was payed for goals, his wages were low (for a football player) unless he scored. Therefore he became more selfish cause if theres a chance of earning double his money i’m pretty sure he is going to take it (but that wage thing is a rumour thats why its 1.5)

    2) Ba left to chelsea. Yes he is getting paid higher wages but, think about it. Do you really believe the only reason ba went to chelsea was for money? Imo no. CL(next year probably), more chance of trophies, more chance of goals. The 3 main reasons i think he went to chelsea.

    3) we bought him for 2mil (agent). He scored 30+ goals for us in 1.5 years. Weather we were a stepping stone or not he did his job and did it well.

    The only things that were bad was the time he left (though he left early we had time to replace him. So wont complain about that)+ when he left he said something disrespectful things but i’m not going to complain about that either cause all i remember him saying was: its easier to play here with world class players around you.
    Now that sounds bad but its true chelsea have more creative players hence they are 3rd we are 15th.

    I dont say clap for him but theres no need to boo. In football players leave your club, it happens. I dont want our fans to become like arsenal fans. They boo/hate rvp+nasri+clichy+cole+fabregas for leaving. All the players said they left for trophies, arsenal fans said for money. All those players have won trophies (apart from Rvp who is on the verge of winning the league)
    Dont get me wrong they get more money. But imo like ba that was not there only reason.

  • 6 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Repost from last thread

    Toon Prodigy

    The problem that Pards faces with regards these types of fans is that he can never win them over. Not even if we managed to do the one thing that no manager has ever managed to do since 1969; win a trophy.

    Even if he managed to do that, there would be some element of “fans” who would claim that the success was down to the quality of the players rather than the manager thus depriving him of any credit. But these self same people would be the first to point the finger at the manager if the results were to go pear shaped which begs the question, how can it be solely down the the players when results go our way and then solely down to the manager when results go against us?

    That kind of mentality smacks of vendetta and nit picking against the man in charge, using and abusing what is said and done to fuel the grudge they have against him.

  • 7 mattnufc // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I won’t be booing Ba.
    Won’t understand why others would…

  • 8 Super Magpie // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Debuchy Saylor/M’Biwa Colo Santon
    Anita Sissoko Cabaye
    Marveaux Cisse Gouffran

    Subs- Elliot Perch Saylor/M Biwa Haidara Jonas Obertan Shola

    That would be my team however this the team I can see Pardew playing-

    Debuchy Saylor Colo Santon
    Perch Sissoko Cabaye
    Gouffran/Marv Cisse Jonas

    The main weakness in that team is Jonas. We all want him to be dropped but I just can’t see it happening. With Hazard suspended and possibly Mata and Cech injured we stand a decent chance of getting something from this game.

  • 9 northernirishtoon // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Boo the shit out of him.

    It’s not to say he was here 5 years and always gave his all bla bla bla

    He was here 18months.

    I still the think the club could and should have done more to keep him especially if we offered 10m for the likes of pea and rvw. But he showed no desire to stay hence boo like fcuk

  • 10 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM


    Without going into an immense amount of detail I thoroughly disagree that Ba left for anything other than grubby intentions and that he deliberately didn’t look for team mates due to the fact that he was looking to put himself in the shop window.

    He didn’t care about our club, nor about us as fans, with his dicky knee he was chasing the money. Those types of players are ten a penny and I do not want to see a player of his attitude grace our club ever again. He has talent, granted, but he failed to grasp what an honour it is to grace the hallowed turf of SJP.

    Take the quote from Mbiwa the other day when he said he walked into SJP and was amazed by it, and how much he looked forward to seeing 52,000 screaming Geordies. He could have stayed and won trophies in France but he wanted to come here and get us back where we belong.

    Therein lies the difference.

  • 11 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    i really want goofy to bang a few in now and show what a quality “striker” he really is.

  • 12 Super Magpie // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Toontime @5
    Good post. I will neither clap or applaud him tomorrow.

  • 13 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    i boo because he’s no longer a toon player (plain and simple) got nothing against the lad so i will be cheering and chanting us on when we have the ball and booing the hell outa all the chelski squad when we dont have the ball 🙂

    i see nothing wrong with helping the team put pressure on the oposing team to get the ball back

  • 14 beefman13 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    SuperMagpie, that is the team, we have everything in there, pace,skill,strength, scoring ability, creativity, defending, set play success (wow)!!!!

    At the Cathederal get at it from the start, our crowd are the best 12th man in the country when we are on the front foot.

    We can give chelsea a proper fright if we go for it, we all know though that wont be the team, such a shame, we are missing such a trick.

  • 15 Lu-toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Repost from last thread

    Northern Irish.

    You forgot to add Howard Web to Fergie as the difference.

    Seriously though, Man Utd have an incredible front line, no doubting that, but their midfield is s-hite, as is their defence.

    Your right though, the difference is Fergie, the past seasons he just knew that when they went on a run of poor form, fluency wise, he would just flood the midfield and nick results, this year he has the forwards and just out scores.

    On paper now, surely we have a better midfield and arguably defence than Man U. Lets see what Pardew can do with the arsenal of players he has now

  • 16 Super Magpie // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    While I agree with what you have said, most players are like that.
    It’s his loss (or not) that he doesn’t get to play in front of 52,000 fans every fortnight.

    However,I think the timing of his departure was very selfish. We were struggling and needed something to lift the team. He then leaves us and we are without a goalscorer as Cisse wasn’t exactly firing on all cylinders like he was last season.

    But, if a team who are currently European champions, consistently in the CL and challenging for other trophies come calling then then there isn’t much choice. Money was still a big part in it and he wouldn’t have went if he didn’t get the right amount for him. I just think that there are many different ways to look at it.

    It’s all done with now and we’ve had a great transfer window so hopefully he won’t be missed. I just hope he doesn’t score tomorrow like former players usually do against us.

  • 17 stretchintoon // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Boo Ba by all means,he doesnt play for us anymore but be serious guys you cant blame the bloke for leaving a struggling club to go to a club thats playing champions league footy,challenging for the prem title and getting paid more money…its a no brainer.

  • 18 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    prodigy @218 in last thread

    that was so well put, a lot of folk take Pardew’s statement at face value instead of trying to understand the psychology behind what he intends to construe, instead said ‘fans’ jump on the thats out of order bandwagon when quite simply the guy is a fantastic man manager, i do believe his tactics can be a little negative at times but he can only play with the hand he is dealt and that hand has been restricted for most of the season for one reason or another.

    Simply put when he said about not getting the striker in and people are saying thats not fair on goofy need to see the bigger picture…

    as a competitive individual myself in every aspect of life be it sport or work, i take that and understand it as a challenge, not unfair criticism…

    these guys are handsomely paid professionals and they wouldn’t be there if they were of weak mind, and if they are they shouldn’t be anywhere near the PL never mind the toon!

    These guys are a different breed of people to the average joe (on most accounts anyway)

  • 19 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    I see sense on both sides.

    In the end Ba’s life is his alone and he has to do what he feels he needs to reach his own personal goals. Football careers only last so long.

    On the other hand he did seem selfish especially towards the final few months. We might have got him for a deal compared to his value but still the clause and his snakey agents led me to believe he had ulterior motives.

    We took the chance on him and allowed him to revive his career after all. He started off in lower divisions and now he’s with the European Champions.

  • 20 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    and that man management record has been raved about by most of the team

    most notably HBA, one of the more difficult individuals to manage!

  • 21 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Super Magpie

    Of course his timing was selfish, the man is as selfish a player that we’ve had and by God we’ve had some of the worst mercenaries through our doors.

    I’m glad we’ve got rid of him. Aside from his goals he was a destructive force in the side, dictating where he played and single handedly dragging down morale. AP should have took a tougher stance with him but being threadbare up front in terms of options I suppose he had to keep his “star” striker happy until we eventually got rid. We have enough about us to stay up which will see us through until the summer. In the summer I can see us signing the striker to replace Ba.

  • 22 Lu-toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    S I S Sisko I say S I Sisko to the tune of D I S C O

  • 23 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM


    Yes was going to add that Ba left for more money and glory. It’s not as if he rejected a better offer from us to go to a lower side. If that were the case he’d deserve every insult thrown at him.

  • 24 tequilamag // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Ruddy, “aside from his goals” we would now be bottom of the table.

  • 25 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM


    We need to sign these 6 players in the summer in order to progress:

    PLEASE give us a break from transfer lists and football by numbers – the window only shut 20 hours ago

  • 26 tequilamag // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Yo-Yo Kets lists are hilarious but he also forgets we already have 14 overseas players named in the squad 15 next season as santon will no longer be classed as U21 . Not much room for more foreign players without shipping a few out.

  • 27 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM


    It takes two to tango and I’m still not sure that Cisse did his bit to get the pairing to work with Ba – though undobtedly Ba missed a lot of simple layoffs when Cisse was better placed for a strike. Okay so Papiss is a bit more limited in terms of being an all-rounder.
    Its going to be real interesting if Gouffy can build a partnership with Cisse. IMO a striker double act is always greater than the sum of its parts.

    Maybe striker bonuses should value assists and goals equally to encourage partnerships to develop.

  • 28 check the toastie // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Ruddy – totally agree with you regards Ba, the man was a self trimmer, wathcing him shoot from anywere and ignore Cisse boiled my piss.

    Good points well made, my very interesting friend.

  • 29 Lu-toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    That was meant as S I S Soko

    For some crazy reason I must have had xisco on the brain

  • 30 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    We could do with some English players anyways now.

  • 31 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    lu @22

    the last time that was used was for Xisco… lets not put the scud on Sissokho… lol

    I like it though! 😉

  • 32 tequilamag // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Check the man who brought us that we never missed Jonas while he was out. Well we conceded 13 goals when Jonas was out and not babysitting Santon.

  • 33 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    100% agree.

    Once you hate on someone to that extreme, then your buoyed to back up that outlook and that is what is being witnessed on here.

    We know Pardews not amazing, but for some it’s taken to the absolute extreme on this blog.

    I can take knee jerk comments after games, especially if we are on the wrong side of a win. But not a day or two before a game. Thats where you find this extreme I mention.

    This is a time for support and uplifting comments.

    Big game tomorrow.

    100% agree Krul,

    Gouffran knows he is wanted here. These are professional people amd they are rewarded handsomely your right.

    Right, im off for a few beers!

    Catch yas later on, and apologies for any drunken comments later.

    The wkd is here! Have a goodin lads

  • 34 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    100% agree Ruddy*

  • 35 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    “Your just too good to be true,can’t take my eyes off Mapou,he’s got a lovely 1st touch,i wanna hug him so much,at long last love has arrived,and i thank god i’m alive,your just too good to be true,can’t take my eye’s off Mapou”,DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA.

  • 36 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

  • 37 north_country_boy // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Team for tomorrow:


  • 38 Lu-toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM


    Your right, fair point

    You must have some memory though to remember that was used when xisco played…lol

  • 39 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    mojo @35

    quality stuff lad keep ’em coming

  • 40 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Toon Prodigy

    Have a few for me, I”m out of beer.

  • 41 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:39 PM


    Asda are doing 20 tins of Fosters for £11. Get amongst it!

    Failing that, i will do!

    Catch yas later! Drunk 🙂

  • 42 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    To the tune of “Ya Mo Be there”,”So if your luck runs low,reach out and call his name,Yange Mbiwa,in toon,Yange Mbiwa”

  • 43 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    You know, i wonder about Mbiwa.

    For me, he’s the best recruit of the window, but he could struggle to be a starter.

    I mean, it would not be so easy to put Saylor or Colo on the bench.

    So, to see him playing DM during the last game was maybe not due to the circumstances…

  • 44 Super Magpie // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    The club made a mistake in keeping him past the summer. Had we brought in another high quality striker like Ba without the ego then we should’ve sold him in the summer. But we couldn’t have went into the season with 2 strikers had he went and we didn’t bring anyone in. He did what he was supposed to do, which was to score goals.

    If his attitude was that bad then Pardew should’ve done more about it. The fact that Pardew continued to give in to Ba’s demand even though he was always going to leave was why morale took a hit.

    The clubs handling of the affair was quite shocking, but we knew the risks when we signed him so all the blame can’t be put on him. While he was here he scored a lot of goals and I thank him for that. But his silence over the whole release clause situation only meant one thing. If he wasn’t going to come out and say he was staying then he should’ve been sold earlier.

  • 45 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM


    fkin love that m8 rofl we should beg them to release that in the charts.

  • 46 MacToon // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Don’t think anyone’s mentioned it yet but changes at SJP:

    “Shearer’s bar at St James’ park is to undergo a major refurbishment, and a new Bar is being created in the South West Corner of the ground, to be called ‘Bobbys’.”

  • 47 eaststandgeordie1982 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:45 PM


    I love that song haha it got good hits when i put it on facebook last time i will post again.

  • 48 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM


  • 49 Tsunki // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    tequila @32 – 🙂

  • 50 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM


    im now cursing you… im running around the house now singing ‘you’re just too good to be true’!

    it’s bloody well stuck now! haha

    right off to get brewski’s back in a bit crazy dancers!

  • 51 Phoenix // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Can’t understand why people keep including all new signings in their line up for this weekend.these players need time to adjust to the pace of the premiership.if pardew plays them all at once its idiotic in the sense the likelihood of them finishing is slight and what happens if someone else got injured,I think the balance he had the other night between old and new was probably right but straight away people were calling for his head as soon as team sheet was out,even after game people were not happy,at the end of the day we got three points.end of.and before people start jumping down my throat I will say I would like to see a side with all our best players starting but can understand why they are not at this time

  • 52 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    think our best bet for the summer is bafetembi gomis who will as far as i know be a free transfer but will add a ton of goals and the kind of player we are after.
    (no saint though as he does pass backwards quite a lot)

  • 53 t00ntime // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    @niafron dont worry unfortunatly Staylor been the unlucky player he is will probably get injured within 2weeks and be out for 6months :S

    Havent seen enough of mbiwa to say weather he is better than ST or not but hopefully he will be good enough to step straight in when ST gets his usual injury :S.

    Has anyone actually seen mbiwa play alot? I’m wondering how good he actually is. Also gouffran, he looked like a obertan type player but alot better (stronger+can find a pass) but how good is he?

  • 54 Ben_BKK // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Is it just me that’s getting like weird dots on the pictures of players’ faces? This one of Moussa makes him look like some sort of android, it’s really strange lol. I first noticed it on the one of Mbabu, I thought he had really bad acne or something!

  • 55 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    My team for Chelsea:


  • 56 northernirishtoon // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:04 PM


    Haven’t seem him play at all but the fact he captained a team to the French title last year at the tender age of 22 says something about him

    We are lucky to have someone with those attributes

  • 57 MacToon // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Couldn’t disagree with the team Niafron but I bet Pardew does, Jonas for Anita would be my guess or even the same as last match!

  • 58 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    I doubt jesper will be on tonight… im not on the carlsberg… always thought it ironic that the dane always popped up when i have carlsberg!lol

  • 59 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    now there’s a midfielder that we just signed
    he is sublime
    now hes gonna start every game
    be great all the same

    this is sissoko, by Alan pardew. a personal favourite. and this i believe is the best version.

  • 60 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM


    I do. He’s a world class player. But Saylor isn’t only the last english player of the starting eleven, he’s also a geordie, and having him in team could be important to keep some sense of duty.

    Furthermore, Pard showed in the past he do not give more credits to players presented as genius to be than to the others.

  • 61 AS MAGS // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Don’t think Pards will risk the colo/mbiwa partnership yet. But just maybe he’ll give mbiwa he holding role.he can okay that position.

    Marveaux———Cabaye ————–gouffran —-

  • 62 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    top side niafron, just think HBA has to fit somewhere into that at some point

    on the note of HBA is anyone else of the belief that he may rise to yet another level with the new signings and added competition?

  • 63 this_charming_man // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I believe Santon would be better as a winger as I dont believe his defending is good enough i.e Gareth Bale.

  • 64 AS MAGS // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Or rotate cabs and sissoko,the front 4 looks a bit lightweight.sissoko further up could bully the cockney brats

  • 65 check the toastie // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Tequila Tsunki – 3 all after 70 minutes at the emirates outplaying Arsenal without Jonas, fell apart after being tired and Pardew making subs that gave us no shape.

    Also without Jonas at Old Trafford played really well gave it a go and conceded late on. By the way Willo and Simpson playing. Jonas is not needed in any shape or form, our football stops as soon as the ball arrives at Jonas’s feet, panics in our own half and gives possession straight away with aimless wild lash clearances and when he recieves it upfield in attacking positions, he just stops and looks to Santon.

    True he offer as much workrate as he can do, but that should be a given for somebody pulling on our shirt, something Shola has never quite understood.

    Tequila – the reason why we conceded those goals was because we missed Jonas, i say the reason why we scored 3 away was because he didnt play, we have now shored up our defence and midfield, so everything will fall into place as soon as Pardew grows some balls or loosens his defensive attitude and drop Jonas.

    Its pretty simple really shame you two dont quite get it, i take it you dont actually watch the games.

  • 66 this_charming_man // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Once Haidara develops he could go in as left back.

  • 67 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    @Mac toon

    Think he will paly Perch rather than Anita (he’s more physical) and indeed Jonas for Gouf or Marv.

  • 68 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:16 PM


  • 69 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    @beattie sissoko-bot 2013 guaranteed to increase productivity and opportunities.

  • 70 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    With Tioté availlable, i would have risk a 2 men midfield, Sissoko on the right and Marv as a playmaker behind the striker (4-5-1).

  • 71 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    not beattie @Ben. god i need my eyes checked

  • 72 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    If Gouffran play, we need him to bring more cover on the right.

    Many people cirticized Debuchy, but he was very lonely against Villa…

  • 73 AS MAGS // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Niafron your comment of debuchy being lonely is crying out or jonas on the right, for all the stick he is getting he still helps out a hell of a lot

  • 74 check the toastie // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Great team Niafron – think most fans fancy that, but our conservative and overly loyal manager wont and his selection will be the same that won at Villa.

    I imagine we will be getting beat and Pardew will come up with some inspired substitutions as normal.

    Should i really be going to the ground with this attitude, Pardew has ground me down…………..damn…….

  • 75 Ben_BKK // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    @PPNB – ha, is that cause you hadn’t noticed them, or you can’t see them at all? 😛

  • 76 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Tiote is back?

  • 77 keeganjr // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Wake Them up then..

  • 78 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    niafron @60

    i might be in the minority agreeing with you here but i believe he does treat all of them as equal! he didnt just throw HBA back in after his big injury, he had to prove he was a team player before he became a regular again… that could have gone horribly wrong!

  • 79 check the toastie // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    niafron – would play Anita in front of Debuchy and swap Googy to the other wing.


    That team for me should be top 4, however with Perchy and Jonas in it, it changes to top 8 with a decent manager, however it drops to bottom6 with Parsnip on charge 🙂

    Can i just say, if Shola starts for any reason, Parsnip should defo be sacked on the spot.

  • 80 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    @Ben no. i see the dotsbut my comment at beattie was meant for you

  • 81 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:29 PM


    No, wich is a problem.

    I thought many time having only one player of that profile (if we except maybe Perch) was a problem.

    So there’s why i said Pard playing with Mbiwa DM was maybe not due to circumstances.

  • 82 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    players guarenteed to start imo are:

    i think the rest pards will rotate including mbiwa while saylor is fit and yes ^^ i think he will rotate guti aswell.

  • 83 keeganjr // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    We are winning 2-1 against Ba & Co.. Good weekend????? Weeee

  • 84 ToonDownSouth // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM


    Do you ever think about taking a break from football?

    The club seems to bring you no joy whatsoever – you just moan on here all day.

    Not having a dig – that’s a serious question. I appreciate loyalty to the club, but it costs you a lot of money to be miserable all the time :\

  • 85 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I like Guti… he serves a purpose, agree he is off form though, but with rest he will come good again

  • 86 JP...from The Rock // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    On Ba he was always a Mercenary. Anyone that could not see that should look back and it will become obvious. His insistence on a buy-out clause in his contract and the fact he did not want to extend his contract with us proves this. Add to that his selfishness around the 18 yard box and there you have your mercenary Ba.

    Though if I could make it to the game I wouldn’t boo him. He did give his all for us and we can’t boo players just because they have much bigger ambitions than others and opt to go to a Champions League club. That is childish and wrong. Someone I would definitely boo is Michael Owen! Now that guy would get so much abuse from me I would be banned from St James.

    If we boo an ex-player of our who was top scorer what kind of message would that give to Cabaye, HBA and co, or any spectator, they would think we blooming mad and delusional-again.

    We should be bigger than booing him and applaud him to show our class to the rest of the world.

  • 87 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    @Check the toastie


    Anyway, the left could be indeed a better option for him, giving him the opportunity to deliver more shot on goal.

    Still, there’s a problem: two right footed guys on the left.

  • 88 ToonDownSouth // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:37 PM


    I love Santon, but we’d be so much more threatening with a left footed LB. We get no width from our attacking midfielders, so we really need to fullbacks to provide it – and Santon fails on that front.

  • 89 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:38 PM


    oh gotcha

  • 90 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM


    the interchanging up top was fantastic to watvh 1st half villa, that will continue i hope meaning at points in the game we will always have 2 righty’s on the left at some point with Santon…

    I do believe to an extent that when Haidara proves he is ready Santon will be pushed further up

  • 91 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM


    His situation is complex.

    He now got a contender for playing LB. And all the others options are now off for him.

    There’s Debuchy on the right and 3 good CB now in the team.

    So, he’s one of the most threatened lads of the team by the new guys.

    This is a problem Pard and the staff must consider very seriously.

  • 92 niafron // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Ok, got to go lads. See you for the game.

    Bonne soirée messieurs.

  • 93 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    that said though Santon is more comfortable on his left than given credit for… he has played at the top level for almost 5 years there now and still gets better, he can’t be that bad

    in time he could become very similar to 2 players (world class players at that) in Lahma right footed left back, and Bale a left back pushed further forward, he may not be as good but he will be up there, he has one essential similarity to both… pace to burn, he is lightning quick

  • 94 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    psg 2 nil up at toulouse, think they are really missing sissokho tonight

  • 95 donkeypunch // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    is colo going to stay on after this season. And do you lot AS FANS STILL WANT HIM AT THE CLUB ? or was Yanga-Mbiwa bought in to replace him? just thinking because with them two at the back together next season cant see many teams getting goals againts us especially with tioti protecting the back four aswell

  • 96 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Ibra playing well as usual, psg carving toulouse open at will!

  • 97 check the toastie // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    TDS – i know what you mean, following the Toon for a very long time has made me yearn for good football and just logical reasoning from the manager, Pardew all year has frustrated me, and it has to be said most of last.

    I enjoyed the long ball stuff Hughton played as it suited our personnel and it worked well at times, however we are recruiting some superb technical players and i just dont think the boss is letting them play, lately i have seen a big improvement regards Krul throwing the ball out and us keeping the ball with more patience, hope it continues.

    Regards not enjoying the football, not much to enjoy really, lately enjoyed watching the team having a go at old trafford and thought we played as well as we have done for years at Arsenal until the wheels fell off. However then at Norwich Pardew goes all defensive, then repeats the tactics against Reading second half, weird just weird.

    Will turn up tomoro looking forward to watching the new lads, wil try and ignore Jonas as best as i can. However its difficult too when the rest of the crowd are also mystified how he gets a game, only non attendee bloggers think he still should be anywere near the first eleven.

  • 98 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    i do not think we need wing play now with debuchy and santon i would rather go with 3 at the back or use the guti position for a sissoko/perch/anita/tiote

  • 99 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM


    i think he is gone if the stated rumours are true, the wife might meet him half way and come back to europe if he leaves england ie italy or spain again, i wouldnt rule out a swap for sakho though at PSG, would work both ways, but the down side is PSG already have 2 ageing south american defenders in Alex and lugano

  • 100 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:54 PM


    I believe he should be in the squad but on current form benched, he was poor against villa but had a crucial say in the game with a last ditch clearance and putting the ball in the box that lead to the cabs goal

  • 101 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:54 PM


    once in a lifetime a player comes along the really cheeses you off and the things he does you just o not believe his excuses !
    but collo is that good a player i will convince myself he was innocent in the matter (even though i know he’s not) because in all honesty i have had that many years as a toon supporter where people call the hell out of the defence but with collo a part of it they dont anymore.

  • 102 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM


    he has given us a good tighter back line,Mbiwa looks custom made to replace him in his reading of the game and his ball playing nature, but i feel he is much, much better physically

  • 103 donkeypunch // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    would love it if we could get sakho in swap for him if not douglas on a free

  • 104 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    *croftus (sorry bud)

  • 105 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I;m saying Douglas is wrapped up! 😉

  • 106 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    3 nil psg and ironically sakho just scored! lol

    they look rampant!

  • 107 ToonDownSouth // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM


    Yeah, I understand how you feel. I don’t think there’s too many who think Jonas should be in the team, to be fair. It’s really strange, because lately he hasn’t even been contributing defensively. The only thing it can be put down to is Pardew not wanting to drop his favorites. I could understand Simpson, as we had no genuine viable alternatives, but we’ve got a couple of options for that LAM spot now.

  • 108 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    4 nil now psg

    van der wiel, we need their goalscoring backline, hope carrs at this game!!!

  • 109 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    sakho now off to a standing ovation, and players coming from everywhere to congratulate him, maybe they won’t sell, he has been immense

  • 110 robin // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Krul to Kind, it amazes me how a Gutter-Snipe, like you is able to navigate around a keyboard. You are without doubt one of the vilest creatures loose on this Blog. Your postings the other night, showed us what a sad and immature pervert you really are. Your feigned grief about Racism, only to mask your real motives to abuse Alf, with a torrent of disgusting filth. I gladly shine a light on wierdos like you and show them up for the Anthropoids they are!

  • 111 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    who would you play as libero and who would you play behind him ?

  • 112 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    or in front…

  • 113 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    well well well if it’s not the infamous robin the racism endorser, grow up you sorry angry little man, this is a newcastle blog and a little swamp donkey turns up and tries to abuse regular posters, you can cut out the snivelling little ‘smart arse’ comments given their childish nature and and immature tone, name calling… pffft, another keyboard warrior eh… beat it

    for the record i would like to think i am an anthropoid

  • 114 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    colo would make a great libero, either in front or behind, hasnt he played both and played the libero excellently at Villareal and Deportivo in front

  • 115 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    are we still there robin?

    I’m awaiting rebuttle (???) or at least a justification of your rant!

  • 116 northernirishtoon // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Qpr paid 12.5m and 100k a week for samba and he cant play 2moro cos he’s injured his…………………………finger

    Have u ever heard the likes

    I’d cut one of my fingers off for 100k

  • 117 sirtoongospel // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    I hope that we can get Sissoko and Cabaye in and around Papiss tomorrow. Can’t let him get isolated. If Perch does the job, and he usually is reliable, then the rest can push on. Chelsea won’t push us back with long balls so we can compete in midfield.

    Anita for Jonas would be nice but I think it will be the exact same starting 11 as at Villa.

    Prediction, 2-1 Newcastle, same goal scorers as the other night!!!

  • 118 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    lol nitoon, think if the fans that wanted him to come to newcastle had got their wish! #dodgedbullet

  • 119 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM


    I think Anita will play to combat ramires bursts, perch could be made to look foolish, dont get me wrong i think perch is under rated but Anita with his game reading and extra burst + he’s fresh!

  • 120 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM


    That is the problem with qpr squad. They already have the superstar salary. Where is the hunger to play well or even play to earn new deal.

  • 121 sirtoongospel // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Krul, just ignore him, just another one of the cock pieces that have surfaced to try and be clever. It happens when they have no friends. Nearest they have to a pal is a cyber fight with a stranger on a blog. Bah

  • 122 check the toastie // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    I love Papiss Cisse, not a mercenery piece of shit like Demba Ba, hasnt complained once playing wide right, even to Shola, there’s the difference between a team player and a self trimmer, Ba will get no claps from me and i hope he has a nightmare at Chelsea. Bench tomorrow hopefully for Ba and gets a good Boo when he’s brought on for that excuse of a footballer Torres.

    Come on Boys, get in among them tomorrow.

  • 123 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM


    hehe np m8

    yep agree mbiwa more than capable replacement and better at organising than collo but players of there ability are very few and far between and i would rather not go back to the mbiwa/taylor/williamson combination seeing as saylor is more than likely to get injured within the next few games.

  • 124 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM


    Spread was tipping off earlier… fair play to spread, i think he tried having a go at him too, if he wants to have a pop he’s entitled, I just hope he’s educated, but racists seldom are! 😉

  • 125 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    roma cagliari now on the other side of the screen

    I’m trying to be Carr’s padawan learner lol

    Cagliari 1 nil up 3 mins in roma shocked!

  • 126 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    niafron – (sorry, you posted this a while ago now) I totally agree about Mbiwa. Seeing STaylor and Colo start ahead of him made me think that those two may be hard to shift out of Pardew’s team and when he came on as DM I don’t think he looked completely comfortable (though it was a hell of a block!).

    That night I started to worry that me may not get enough games- and I worry even more that Pardew will play him completely out of position.

  • 127 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    croftus (proofed it ths time lol)

    saylor is defo injury prone to say the least and it’s a bloody shame too, but as they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so that said I wonder with a run out of the team will the fans be wanting williamson back before seasons end? haha

  • 128 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM


    educated racists are the worst type

  • 129 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I missed the Toulouse, PSG game.

    Now I’m watching Roma vs Cagliari with Ray Hudson commentating. Oh boy..

  • 130 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Anyone think pards favoured perch over Anita because he is English? After the story when pards critisised wenger.

    Regardless perch had a good game like the rest of the team. In the second half he stood out as doing well as he defended well with some good tackles.

    Let’s hope Anita is fresh for saturday but who knows perch might retain his place.

    With a 5 man midfield we no longer need a defensive minded ML to cover for santon when he gets forward.

    So many midfield options it is impossible to predict. I would go

    Gouffran —- cabaye —- sissoko —- perch —- Anita

    Just think how strong the quintet would be adding in hba and tiote. Forget having a striker. We should just add in another midfielder and just pass it around midfield all game. Forget scoring goals.

    But in all seriousness. Up until the end of the season it will be survival of the fittest. We won’t start next season with all these options. Current players who r not safe.

    Guti (form)
    Marv (consistency but has played in losing team, coincident)
    Tiote (high salary/form) personally think he will come good in 5 man midfield. More passing options.
    Obertan (time has run out)

  • 131 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:47 PM


    I actually give pardew credit for not bowing to public pressure and throwing him infrom the start, he looked nervous for the last 10 and i don’t think that was the position because he is totally adept to play there and he did so regularly at Montpellier, but playing 2 centre halves that know each other in a must win game was a goos call… certainly with hindsight!

  • 132 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    yoyo @126

    Big Ron Atkinson for exampl?! haha

  • 133 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:52 PM


    this made me laugh

    ‘Just think how strong the quintet would be adding in hba and tiote. Forget having a striker. We should just add in another midfielder and just pass it around midfield all game. Forget scoring goals.’

    38 games 38 nil nils and 38 points, if we stayed up we would be entertained though

    *harlem globetrotter music in the background! lol

  • 134 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    @Krul – no I totally agree on playing Taylor and Colo for the Villa game, it’s what I wanted beforehand, it’s just a worry for the near future.
    Pardew might not want to change the pairing and that wouldn’t give Mbiwa much of a chance.

    I know he has played Dm before, but making your debut in a new league in a position which is not your favourite can’t be the best integration.

  • 135 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM


    you sure he was educated ?

  • 136 northernirishtoon // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Bollance @128

    A la Spain lol

    Forger defenders and forwards. Lets just play 10 midfielders and pass the team to death lol

  • 137 donkeypunch // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    as long as taylors fit and colos fit going to be very hard for Mbiwa to start a game while were in a relegation battle unless we get spanked defensivly in next few games think he will only really get his place in the team when we play in europe

  • 138 JTOONJ // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Do you reckon hatem could play up front? He’s got the pace and if you give him a yard he can smack it! Might be worth trying?

  • 139 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:04 PM


    If we weren’t under so much pressure he may have taken Taylor off but, the centre half pairing was working it would have been suicidal to change that, we needed to be very defensive for the aerial onslought that came and Mbiwa was the most technical defensive player left so he was chucked in… he may well have been turfed in by pardew as a gesture of welcome the PL M’Biwa, even though its only 11 mins or something he will be a lot better for it when the blood and thunder game next appears

  • 140 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Where are the goals going to come from ?

    cabaye 4
    hba 5
    gouffy 6
    cisse 10
    sissoko 3
    others 2

    30 goals in 14 games should see us through !!

  • 141 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM


    doubt it but at least he knew to fick off to spain to give that tan some permanancy… educated enough i guess! haha

  • 142 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    thinking saylor and collo should play in europe as a pairing but i think it would be unfair to stick mbiwa in centre defence against one of the best attacking teams in the prem for only his second game when they all not just mbiwa was shell shocked at the pace of the prem in the second half at villa.
    theres no need to rush him in atm as saylor/collo did great and have a lot of motivation and experiance of chelsea imo.
    sissoko and gouffran would be different because of the positions they play.

  • 143 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    would love to see HBA up top, kind of rooney style without the workrate, keep dropping into the ‘hole’ to recieve and work magic… the ability is defo there

  • 144 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    1 each roma


    Still got it, precision goal!

  • 145 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:12 PM


    aye the only players we have who can fill the final 3 in a 433 are arfa/goofy/cisse/marv/shola but i’m no big fan of the last one atm as he seems to lack motivation cabaye can score but he’s not built to play that far forward.

  • 146 Charlietoon // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Booing Ba would be moronic. He had a dodgy knee and no one ever paid him well (for a striker who scored as much as he did) and he had to constantly prove himself. He did prove himself with us and his reqrd is some security and a great pay check for the next four years regardless of whether his knee goes or not

  • 147 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Some people have suggested Paulo Dicanio as manager, do you think Mashley would put up with a gifted lunatic in our asylum.

  • 148 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM


    Pards turned around after 80 mins but realised perch was already on the pitch. MYM was the next best alternative.

    When MYM came on the team were already panicking. Most balls were bypassing midfield and it was certainly not sticking with Shola or even Anita and Cisse who were often furthest forward. But we hung on.

    It is possible hba will play close to Cisse upfront. Previously we needed hba on the wing to get the ball to strikers. We now have the luxury of a quality midfield who will hopefully match Chelsea. Should be a good game.

  • 149 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    yeah croftus, worried about sameobi too, like his bro… very like his bro, when shola was that age he was similar frame and expectations, he too flattered to decieve i just think its going the same way… there was also tomi if i ewmwmbwe rightly too but he was released, history might just repeat itself here

  • 150 89Norcal // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Paulo Dicanio, yeaaaahhhhh, no thanks 🙂

    I’ll take Rijkaard instead please.

  • 151 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    sorry croftus i read that as sam not shola… beer googles lol

  • 152 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Should be able to field an ok second 11 vs mentalist


    After players come back in a few weeks. This should be our next best 11. It is going to be difficult to get into match day squad let alone bench. Competition can only bring out the best in players.

  • 153 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    i do think we need to learn some basics about being under pressure though and kicking it blind into the oppositions half when we are deeply on the defence is not a good idea.

    we played brilliant against av but as soon as they pressured us a lot instead of holding the ball and playing ourselves out of trouble we just gave them back the ball everytime so they could attack us again.

    thats one criticism i have of krull that hopefully mbiwa in time will sort out.

  • 154 robin // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Krul, you illitrate moron, example ends in e,

  • 155 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM


    shola came on for perch first sub around 70 mins

  • 156 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM


    Sami is now miles off the first team after strengthening and players coming back. He is not yet on loan. Either he does not want to or there has been no interest as nobody wants to take a punt on him. That for me is telling that football league scouts don’t rate him or he does not have the desire to play 1st team football. Make up your own mind on that one?

  • 157 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM


    you on the beer? lol @ hairdryer (mud sticks you know)and mentalist

  • 158 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Krul – how can a racist get a tan? Hypocrite!

  • 159 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM



    That should read.. Pards look around to the bench and told perch to warm up. Carver told pards that perch had already been taken off so he went with next best alternative, MYM.

    It literally was throwing MYM in at the deep end but he will swim

  • 160 archaeomag // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Not looking forward to Ba;
    I hope we play Perch as DM . .

  • 161 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM


    Di Canio is as mad as a guy who kicks advertising hoardings

  • 162 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM


    just beat it pal, illiterate moron??? Heard of a typo???

    you’re the one that’s calling humans anthropoids (to resemble human/primate fyi) in an insulting tone! well if thats not you too then i’m amazed that there is another creature in the world that hasn;t got opposable thumbs with the ability to type!

  • 163 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Just watching SSN the guy is clearly off his rocker but the fans seem to love him, he’s brought them promotion and almost a trophy, if he goes to aclub that will back him I think he’ll do well, just don’t think he’s Mashleys cup of tea and I hope he doesn’t turn up soon either.

  • 164 jimmysmith // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Taylor keeps his place for mine. He is a brilliant wholehearted player for us but unfortunately injury prone of course.

    Mbiwa will undoubtedly get his chance in good time.

    Also, is Anita now understudy to Sissoko and Cabs in midfield and 3rd choice DM.?

    If so, what an embarassment of riches we now have in the engine room.

  • 165 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM


    I’m going to claim you as my discovery… the fifth kind!

  • 166 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM


    haha, i know your on the beer 😉

  • 167 Ben_BKK // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    @ PPB – dunno if you’re still there, but I hadn’t seen your first comment lol. He definitely increased our productivity 😉

  • 168 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    The guys a proclaimed fascist and hooligan but for some reason they seem to love him in Swindon, I think he’ll be West Hams next manager.

  • 169 jimmysmith // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Only possibly 17 games to go.

    I sincerely hope we don’t play a weakened side in the Europa.

    I think we now have the squad to believe we could win that competition.

    With our unenviable barren run of trophies i’d be horrified if we didn’t give it our best shot.

  • 170 Rake // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Seems like Pardew wants the big physically presence of Sissoko in the whole to support Cisse which in fairness makes sense as Cisee’s hold play isn’t great at times. Personally I think Cabaye can be devastating in that position but i know others will probably argue have HBA in their aswell.
    Random post of the night…

  • 171 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    jfa & yoyo

    Di canio = as mad as a madman in a madhouse!

    there is something about him though… he doesnt suffer fools, but it would be a case of the lunatics running the asylum! lol

  • 172 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM


    west ham = hooligans and fascists lol

  • 173 robin // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Krul, reading your withering attempts at secondary school English punctuation is quite amusing. It must be dreadful when you are walking along the street and your knuckles keep dragging along the pavement. Then you attempt to use a keyboard with those painfully grazed knuckles; try bathing them in some TCP!

  • 174 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM


    Could not remember new LB name. Looking forward to see him play maybe in Europe. Pards said he needs to rest santon. Little clue there.

    Deschamps said all the French lads needs to play so presume he is hinting at MYM starting. Sadly saylor will be injured soon. They need to monitor him closely and make sure he comes off when things are not right. If memory serves me right he tends to have length layoffs

    I would from now get as many of second string in the u21 team playing together and hopefully winning so they are firing vs metalist (stopped auto correct Krul).

  • 175 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Lamb’s arse

    wot u doin’ on ‘ere ?

  • 176 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM


    mad as a box of frogs ..amphibians not colloquial Frenchmen

  • 177 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    go @156

    I missed that one, not really getting it? should there be an ironic lol in there or is that a stupid comment with no substance?

  • 178 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM


    you are ridiculing yourself, from here on i shall ignore!

    You can’t argue with stupid, keep on dancing kid!

  • 179 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM


    Don’t think there are many on here who can’t understand Krul, except for the odd troll.

  • 180 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Defo not blog police here, but the best way to get rid of , billy, bob, alf, robin etc is to not reply or respond to their posts, from experience they soon get bored then give up try a different name then give up again.

  • 181 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM


    auto correct? i thought you purposely done that i liked mentalist! you’re absolutely right about taylor pity his injuries are usually lengthy suppose thats a bi product of playing wholeheartedly every game.

    yoyo @174


  • 182 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM


    cheers pal!

  • 183 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Your name is too long, your name is too looong,
    MAPOU YANGA MBIWA, your name is too long :D.

    Buzzing for the game

  • 184 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM


    Are u the judge (for condemning our owner) or the police. u can’t be both haha. Good to c u r back!!

  • 185 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    too true JFA

    he is persistant though!

  • 186 robin // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Krul, yes I have grown tiresome with your low level humour. You may appeal to the small group of social retards that you converse with on here. So I accept your defeat to a superior IQ.

  • 187 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Just thought of something funny. What would our players do if they were not footballers. I will kick things off

    Joey Barton – prison 🙂

  • 188 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    If I was both that would be tyranny in which I am deeply opposed, especially against the despot Mashley.

  • 189 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Do realise we got rid of Barton what seemed like a long time ago so I will have another one.

    Simmo – macdonalds staff

    Worth a point?

  • 190 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    right lads startin 11 for tomorrow and why?

    debs saylor colo santoon
    anita cabs
    marv sissokho goofy

    I think he will rest jonas after poor display on tues and marv will play, we are at home with nothing to lose or expected of us really, pards always seems to go at the better teams for some reason, i just feel he tries to kill games off too early and stifle games with his subs which has continually let him down this season, but he got it right more often than not last season

  • 191 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Krul, team almost spot on, i would have mapou over saylor personally, as i think he is a better player, but as communication is vital in back line i can see why saylor would be preferred (just not willo!)

    Still have that hunch pardew will play one of perch/jonas/ameobi though

  • 192 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    come on m8

    are you still here

    as for social retards, this is a blog for guys/girls wanting to discuss football on a football forum relating to the club they love and if you don’t want to play just go away, this is my last reply to you no matter what you respond with, it has got tiresome and pety so please… do one!

  • 193 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM


    i would have yapou on too but i think it’s risky from the start when until he gets more settled, the anticipation for me to see him in the black and white shirt at the back is massive but i think pardew is holding him back for a reason and we kind of seen that on tues, maybe he is too keen or something proving a kind of risk?

  • 194 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM


    If Ashley does come good which is possible. New name would be need. ‘Probation for Ashley’. That could never work because u would be tranny again. You must have been relieved we slipped back a bit this season. 🙂

    The club is still making mistakes like the 11 purples blunder. Players get injured especially the injury hit cut price players we bring in which almost included remy who true to form is currently injured?

    Instead we got 6 players just over double remy’s cost. u must be happy with that. Good bit of business with the only real risk being the fullback according to French football experts on here.

  • 195 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    alf was given the red card after the racist post but looks like changed the short number and fooled the ref by simulating a normal person

  • 196 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM


    Krul = pimp?

  • 197 yo-yo // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM


    suspended sentence for Ashley
    community service order for Ashley

    Hmmm … just don’t have the same ring and the marmite eating red and black and green ant(s) was a brilliant post.. anyway the jury is still out

  • 198 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    im thinking that to yoyo

  • 199 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    have any of you heard about the introduction of the blue card in greece for sportsmanship?

    wonder what thats all about?

  • 200 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM


    Thought I was the only one playing the game. Good call on Krul.

    Could be a good interview question for the players and would be interesting their responses.

    Harper – hairdresser

  • 201 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    looking forward to seeing hairdryer in action myself, held in very high regard in france.

    did anything come of mirin? he too looks tasty!

  • 202 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    hairdresser is gonna be hard to beat!

    Tiote = soldier

  • 203 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM


    u may have just played the trump card.

    Ranger – footballer (if he was not a gangster)

  • 204 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Tomorrow shall be known from now on in all toon supporters hearts as SISSOKO DAY 😀

  • 205 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    After last season, although my username is a bit daft, (I quite like it actually) I was nearly going to change it to something a little less harsh for Ashley, but if Mashley had of done what we all expected and spent a few quid it might of changed my thoughts, still can’t trust the bloke as success is still not here and because of the “mind games” coming from Pards and co I’m going to carry on with a jail sentence.

  • 206 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM


    damn, i wanted nile gangster next lol

    HBA = bond

    how does he get out of those tricky situations?!

  • 207 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    when we win the europa league will it be ‘redemption for ashley’ 😉

  • 208 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    we hope so alan

    Chinese new year coming up and in respect of sissokho they are changing it to the year of the beast!

  • 209 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    lol jail, but to be fair 4 years ago jail wasn’t as harsh as we wanted, some might say a small moral victory for him that your even considering changing it now, but for those that forget the past history shall repeat itself, meaning you name can give us a gentle reminder of the harsh times! haha

  • 210 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    why is no one playing bollance’s game? good fun!

  • 211 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    krul dont you know youre not allowed say beast anymore when referring to a black player as its ‘racist’.

    Or so some politically correct sensitive soul claimed the other day.

  • 212 noladonna // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:38 PM






    this is the team i would pick for tommorow

  • 213 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM


    bless said poster! haha

  • 214 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Alan pas,
    If we win a trophy under Mashley, I promise you my attitude toward him will change.

  • 215 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:43 PM


    nice, but too risky against the european champions, definitely a future team though or in game if chasing it

  • 216 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    *in game change

  • 217 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    i still think just because santon looks good going forward people forgive him for a lot of defensive lapses. i would say anything up to 25% of our goals could be averted if his positioning was correct or even existent.

    I love the lad think he has potential to be world class but he needs the correct defensive coaching. our defensive coach is pardew. Il y a un petit probleme…

  • 218 Jail for Ashley // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    In all due respects I think you misunderstood my post, I hate the FCB and have no intention of changing my username.

  • 219 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Willo – b&q

    Guti – waiter (until sacked for tripping over with plates in hand)

    Collo – single

  • 220 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Colo – free spirit Guti – Chef mike Williamson – Coach driver

  • 221 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:52 PM


    i said the same earlier in the season great footballer, average defender, he keeps cutting in meaning we are ever reliant on jonas defensively he goes too far forward and it’s very predictable, but he’s tricky but teams always force him in, it’s almost like he doesn’t have the confidence in himself to whip it in with his left, but pushing him on and allowing him to interchange would throw the cat amongst the pidgeons, bottom line though, we could do a hell of a lot worse at left back

  • 222 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Krul am I right in thinking you reside on the Emerald Isle ?

  • 223 bollance // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Simo – boy band. If can’t sing policeman. If cant catch baddies macdonalds or sports direct.

  • 224 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Our squad is much more suited to a continental style, be it with wingbacks, 4 cm players, no wingers, 3 cam, we never seem to have a team capable of a bog standard 442 or 433

  • 225 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Dreamboat – Actor dreamboat part de – extra !

  • 226 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    blaydon lol

    willo = aircraft carrier navigator (would certainly turn quicker) coach driver is too kind

    love the Guti the waiter bollance

    cabaye = actor

  • 227 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    damn you blaydon!

  • 228 Krul to be Kind // Feb 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    sure do blaydon races!

  • 229 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    shane ferguson = terrorist

  • 230 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    North or south slow coach 🙂

  • 231 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    ryan taylor = thief (SORRY rayls)

  • 232 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    north lol

  • 233 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Well I’m in the south at the mo … Dublin so off out tomoz to drink some of the black stuff ! Ruddy is from the north too I believe ?!

  • 234 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Good feeling for the game tomoz quite fancy us getting at least a point with a bit of much needed luck all three 🙂

  • 235 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    i get down for the games blayden, the last was the estonia though since the birth of the my first last year, too bloomin pricey now down there, you remortgaging to go out tomorrow? haha

  • 236 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    chelsea look poor of late, but they always turn it on against us, i hope there absentee rumours are right… great chance if it is!

  • 237 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    My mrs is a dubliner and we are looking at wedding venues as its actually cheaper to marry in Ireland than England ! Had my day baby sitting today so my day off tomorrow going to watch some GAA but I will be glued to my phone following the toon 🙂

  • 238 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    I see we’ve released Madison, Knight, Riley and JJ Hooper today. Surely this is getting a bit ridiculous after clearing out 8 last summer? What is going on there? How are we actually spotting these players? It can’t be Carr doing the scouting? How many teams release 12 young players within 8 months? Strange way of building through youth.

  • 239 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    well guys im off, i’ve either drank too much going on the empty bottles or i’ve double vision… either way not good… hopefully catch a few of you’s during the game tomorrow, im currently our with a back injury so i get a rare chance to catch the 3pm saturday games!

    g’night yall

  • 240 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Mata and Peter C are available but no mosses Hazard and an extra days rest means we have a good chance depending how we start ! If we go 1 up then the crowd will be massive but same could be said in reverse if we go 1 down !

  • 241 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:19 AM


    i wed last year in city hall belfast 200 quid to get the job done,then a few quid on a wee party and then a holiday, i married a british girl though so no religous ceremony and big white day, bet if your lass is irish it’s gonna be expensive?

  • 242 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    pity about hooper geordie he carried expectation…

    defo off now lol

  • 243 Barras // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I would really appreciate any constructive answers to the following questions, if anyone could help;

    I have one transfer left to make on The Sun’s Dream Team.
    I have decided to trade either Steven Taylor or Podolski.

    Do you think Steven Taylor will have much game time this season, as a result of Mbiwa’s arrival?

    After answering this question in your own minds, who do you think I should trade and why?

  • 244 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    I don think steven taylor will get a great deal of game time if im honest,unless we are thinking of benching colo to prepare for life without him which i very much doubt we will do. i would trade in our very own cisse, playing down the centre can see him starting to knock in the goals, either him or sturridge, looks to be a good signing for liverpool.

  • 245 Blaydon-Toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Well Krul not too expensive and her man and dad are paying so I really don’t care just nod my head when I have too 🙂 bout 6 thousand Euros I’m paying for the honeymoon !

  • 246 Twatter // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    I would trade Steven Taylor in – the question is who are you looking to replace him with?

  • 247 Barras // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Thank you very much Alan Pas-de-clue.

    I agree with you, I already have Cisse in, I unyieldingly stuck with him after The Sun’s Dream Team’s last transfer window.

    I’m going to trade Steven Taylor for a defender, not sure who though, hmmm.

  • 248 Barras // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Thank you Twatter – M’biwa or Coloccini are possibilities as I genuinely believe we will be defensively reliable from now on.

    But I am considering non-Newcastle players as well.

  • 249 Barras // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    I currently have Vertonghen, Kompany and Baines.

  • 250 Alan Pas-de-clue // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:47 AM


    shawcross? jagielka?

  • 251 Twatter // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    I’d put Baines in if I were you, but that’s just me. Guaranteed to get assists. Just a question of whether you want to risk it because Everton’s defence has been more porous as of late.

  • 252 Twatter // Feb 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Oh nevermind, I thought you meant you were considering putting him in – what about Nacho Monreal or Shawcross? Shawcross probably a good bet due to the strong defence of Stoke.

  • 253 Barras // Feb 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Thank you Twatter, Shawcross is a safe bet, but I think I may go for Agger.

  • 254 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 2, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    I’ve no problems with Perch starting over Anita. Perch in a defensive midfield role can be quite outstanding on his day.
    He was like a brick wall at Villa cutting out alot of their attacks, passes can kept Weimann at bay with solid brilliant tackles.

    Completely underrated and overshadowed by a colossus performance from Sissoko of course.

    The only problem with Perch is, he blows hot and cold too often. He needs to keep up a level of consistency and he can turn out to be quite a player.

  • 255 89Norcal // Feb 2, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    Why can’t it be gametime already, still 10 1/2 hours to go 🙁

    I am optimistic we can get 3 points today.

  • 256 thai-mag // Feb 2, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    Villa had 2 hard cup games before they played us, we had a week and a half off and we are the tired one’s, Pardew want’s to get a grip and sort the training out, it’s got to be lacking somewhere.

  • 257 check the toastie // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Lets get behind the team today, if things do go wrong looking forward to Pardew’s Incredulous list of new excuses Number.. 134….


  • 258 RonVanDam // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Check this article out. I think 3-5-1-1 could work

  • 259 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Where are you sitting, I bought my ticket through that buy back site and got a ticket in the singing corner of the Gallowgate, can’t wait haven’t been down that end since it started getting noisy and I think it’s going to be loud today.
    Give Pardew three more games then decide.

  • 260 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    And if he doesn’t take us down will you retract that comment?

    Don’t get me wrong I am all for getting behind the team, just my definition of the team also includes the manager so I support him as well. Not blindly but I give him the benefit of the doubt more often than not. He has better players to use, if he doesn’t get the best out of them and still has us perilously close to the drop zone then I am all or questioning him, there have just been too many other factors at play this season to really give him too much of the blame for it.

    I say let’s give him until the end of the season with a fit/nearly fully it squad and see what kind of football is produced.

  • 261 2_goal_tino // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    @RVD – just seen that. Interesting idea. Certainly gets all our best currently available players into the team. Not sure how it would work once Tiote and HBA are back. Presumably HBA for Marv and Tio for Anita. Would like to see us test it out in europa before the premiership though. Last time we used 3 at the back was disastrous – though Sol Campbell was one of the three!

    Still think a 4-2-3-1 is best. HBA, Marv and Gouff can all play in any of the front three positions. Sissokho can play further forward or back. I just think our midfield is the strongest position we’ve got so it makes sense to overload midfield.

    Any five of HBA, Marv, Gouff, Anita, Cabaye, Sissokho and Tiote and you’ve got a very good midfield.

  • 262 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Good morning,

    Any news?

  • 263 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    As you must know I haven’t jumped on the sack Pards waggon, I have actually been quite supportive of him, I did say before those last three crucial games that if he didn’t scrape 5-7 points then his position as manager should be looked at, he managed four…mmm, I think if he can’t get anything out of the next three then we need to get somebody in who might save us from the drop, I’m really starting to take a dislike to the guy, at first I thought he was a really honest guy who says it as it is, now I think he’s got some type of illness that can’t control his lips.

  • 264 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    It’s matchday, whooooo hoooo.

  • 265 Dannyo // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    I finally started winning games on FIFA 13 in online season mode last night.

  • 266 check the toastie // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Jail opposite corner, in the gallowgate, just in the other corner bit, quite like it in there. dont get that Viagogo website, dont understand why the club cant just sell the tickets back on at face value, clearly the club are getting money off viagogo but its just touting there own tickets.

  • 267 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:39 AM


    I know you never jumped on the crusade against the silver fox, and that you generally try to take a balanced view on things, and I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t stymied by some of the things Pards has come out with season but I think his on camera persona is designed to either deflect attention from squad weaknesses or even his own short-comings, and while we’d all love a Moyes-esque manager who cuts through all the BS and tells it all exactly like it is, I happen to think we’ve got a better man manager than most of us fans seem to appreciate. That’s a point of view that has been shared by many of our star players too.

    I can’t in good conscience put the blame for this horrendous season at his doorstep, while I can put some questionable team selections and tactical decisions down to him I think the problem with this season has been much more down to the lack of investment in the summer and a continuous stream of injuries that have plagued us from the first game until now, but now that he has got the backing he needed in the summer I think it only fair that we give him the crack of the whip to get the best out of this newly shaped squad.

    Finally, I think sacking a manager in February/early March rarely has a positive impact but if we could pick up some points against Chelsea and Spurs it would go a long way towards relieving relegation tensions.

    P.S Matchday! 😀

  • 268 jasper // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    My family moved from Newcastle to Swindon in 1963, so they are my other team. 1969 was my brilliant year, listening to the Magpies Fairs cup games on the radio and going to Wembley to see the town (rather than Toon) beat Arsenal 3-1.

    So understand that things up here could be worse ……

    My emotions concerning MA, DL and AP have been a mixture of exasperation, astonishment and downright fury but just remember that without MA it could be a bloody sight worse.

    PDC is a very effective manager – and the thought of him dealing with Ranger is a tasty one indeed. Pity, as JFA points out, he’s an full blown fascist. Still the image of what he would do to Ranger just sticks in my mind……

  • 269 check the toastie // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Ruddy – you have a point, but just not convinced with how he selects his teams and his reliance on Shola (granted not many options), i shall give him credit when he deserves it, Arsenal, Man Utd away was a massive improvement on intent to play, Villa 1st half excellent, however he seems like at times he just wants to f##k things up for himself with his stupid subs.

    He’s a weird one, the players seem onside though, which is a big thing (although they do seem a good bunch).

  • 270 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Jail…Easy, I can see you bursting into a chorus of

    “I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control…”

    I see your attending the game, I really hope it’s a good one. I wouldn’t be surprised by anything today, with both Newcastle and Chelsea you just don’t know what you’re going to get.

    Dannyo…Congratulations. Do you have players returning from injury and were you backed by your board at last? 🙂

  • 271 Dannyo // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Haha, no, actually it was the added strength to the squad, lol.

  • 272 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    So how does everyone feel about the results for this weekend?

    QPR v Norwich – ?
    Arsenal v Stoke – Arsenal
    Everton v Aston Villa – Everton
    Newcastle v Chelsea – mmmm….let me think..
    Reading v Sunderland – ?
    West Ham v Swansea – Swansea
    Wigan v Southampton – ?
    Fulham v Man Utd – Man U

    West Brom v Tottenham – Spurs
    Man City v Liverpool – City

    Not sure at this point if I want the people below us or just ahead to drop points…perhaps draws for them then.

  • 273 Toon_Tom // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    A lot of people wanting MBiwa to start but also wanting Saylor back to his best and starting with Colo – therefore :





  • 274 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:55 AM


    Sometimes substitutions seem a little odd, where he could kick on to get a second goal he sometimes goes for the negative and put on a defensive sub which at times can backfire, and at other times it can win you the game. Shola can be a great impact sub even if we have more options, I am not convinced about his ability to start games but I’ve never doubted the man’s ability to end one…well I may have doubted him once or twice (Spurs at home last year and QPR home this year he shut me up)

    The second half against Villa on Tuesday was more down to the disgusting tactics deployed by Villa in the second half i.e kick seven shades of unholy sh*t out of us, which rattled a few of the players and totally disrupted our control of the game but fair play to Pards and the boys they ground it out and the subs Pards made helped wrestle the game back or at the very least stemmed the tide.

    I can understand why some question his tactics/subs and when results are going well it is easy to shrug your shoulders and say “well it doesn’t really matter as long as we win” but it’s when results don’t go well that those same questions are seriously asked. But the measure of the man is whether he can come though this bad patch with the faith of the players and the fans and get points back on the table. MA has given Pards the chance because he knows they let him down in the summer, only time will tell whether AP pays them back and shows us all he really is the man to take us forward and I for one am willing to give him that time.

    If we sacked him now and ended up with a worse manager I think a lot of the people that are calling for his sacking would be wondering “where would we be if we had just stuck with Pardew…”. At least let him prove himself to be 100% incompetent before we get rid eh? 😉

  • 275 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Sorry for the essay by the way lads!

  • 276 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    I shouldn’t be home right now a job got cancelled, I rang the box office on Wednesday morning and it was a complete sell out, I only found out about that viago when I read NUFC.COM I paid six and a half quid over cost price, have you got any idea how much they charge the poor tucker who sold it back ?
    Didn’t realise how much the fans loved him, there was a big piece on SSN on him last night, although he’s a fascist I’ll never forget when he caught the ball instead of scoring when that keeper was down.

  • 277 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    There’s just been a thing on the BBC news advising people to change there Twitter passwords.

  • 278 carl // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Ruddy- It would actually appear that your trying to liberate yourself from mindsets that limit your prospects and rejuvenate the way you view the world. If this was a new year resolution then I hope you have the will power to continue in the same vein. Go for it and good luck.

  • 279 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:13 AM


  • 280 Hatem's better than Messi // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    For better or for worse … Pardew’s been backed.
    The marriage has been consummated … We’re stuck with him.

    We can only hope he learns from his mistakes, he makes plenty.

  • 281 magpie6699 // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Not sure about the team today. Think it has to be Colo and Saylor to start – but we need a job doing on Mata and someone to track Ramires’s surges. Let’s just say if we play Marv and Anita it could be a high-scoring game!

  • 282 AwToonnufc // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Looking forward to this game today, my team would be
    ———–Cabaye —— Sissoko———-

    I would like to see m’bwia in the team but I think that its such a hard game for him to make his debut, that it could knock his confidence. I would happily bring him on at half time though…I think anita will have a good game today as his debut game was against chelsea and he gave away a penalty so he’ll have a point to prove…
    I’m 90% sure that Pardew will drop either Anita, Marveaux or Gouffran or play them out of position in order to make way for the useless Gutierrez.

  • 283 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM


    Thanks for that much needed shot in the arm, it’s positive reaffirming like that that drives me on…well not really 😛

    People have misplaced preconceptions about me; easily done as we are nothing but words on a screen here, but I don’t deliberately go out to impose any particular view or try to change people’s view of me. I put myself out there, take it or leave it folks 😉

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