Newcastle Drop to 16th – Still Not Safe


For the 16th time in our 17 away games this season, Newcastle failed to get a win – this time at West Brom, but we only have ourselves to blame after missing a host of first half chances.

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Yoan Gouffran – after scoring Newcastle’s goal today

Newcastle went ahead after eight minutes, with a good goal from Yoan Gouffran,  but then Newcastle should have added to their lead but missed some great chances.

West Brom were a different side in the second half and pressed Newcastle before Billy Jones equalized after 64 minutes and then Newcastle managed to stem the tide to come away with a decent point.

Alan Pardew was asked after the game if he thought Newcastle were safe – and this is what he said:

“I don’t think so because we have to keep working.” “Hopefully, we can get a couple more wins which will be the ideal thing.”

It seems those wins will have to be at home, because we’ve been completely hopeless away from home this season, and that was only our 9th point in 17 games on the road.

And hopefully we can get a sell-out crowd for the late kick off game next Saturday against Liverpool next Saturday.

The only good news today in the league table  is that we did gain a point on 3rd bottom Wigan, who lost again – this time to West Ham by 2-0, and Reading and QPR both lost again and are almost certain to be relegated now.

And West Ham are in 10th place with 42 points and are now 5 points above Newcastle with a better goal difference – so it will be difficult to finish in the top half  this season.

Even Stoke won 2-0 at QPR,  and that was only their second win this year, and Norwich City beat Reading 2-1 at Carrow Road.

Sunderland, Stoke and Norwich all moved above Newcastle in the table with their wins today.

To say Newcastle have massively under-performed in the league this season is simply a massive understatement.

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115 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Being sat in a bar on his own in Pennywell is too good for Ashley.

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #2

    ed- can we have a vote on pardew in or out ? now is the best time to see how many want him to stay or go.!

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #3

    …we were in deep trouble….. conclusion..Ameobi

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Dan Gosling dis well when he came on – which was a positive . .

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Get Pardew out in the summer, hopefully he won’t take us down by then. It’s so predictable how it’s gonna pan out every week, when was the last time we showed up for the whole 90 minutes? Dreadful defense too. Panicking all the time, miss Coloccini massively.
    Losing confidence as each game goes by, we genuinely look like we could go down. Liverpool next week is gonna be massive and we need everyone behind the team and a big performance and win. I’ll be there as ever with idiotic hope.

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  • irishtoon999

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t score goals!! Simple as that.. How many games this whole season have we managed more than one R two goals? Only for a couple of lucky wins and goals scored in injury time, we would be relegated.. Pardew out now!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Our formerly portly owner has some big decisions to make in the summer, does he stick with his decision of giving his yes man and propaganda mouth piece an eight year contract, does he take it on his chins and accept he was a large part of the blame by feeding us another load of lies or does he fire the man an get a footballing person at the club interview suitable candidates for his replacement, the soap opera continues.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #8

    suck p suck my big p!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    archeomag, are you taking the pi $$.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    “Dan Conclusion”

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  • fatash

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Another blinder by Pardew, Gouffran looked to be playing better than anyone else so lets take him off, lets defend a 1-0 lead by going defensive.I am utterly fed up with this long ball out of /defene game Pardew tries to play, he is no good at it we would do better if he didn’t attend matches as he is clueless.
    This is the gray drab side of football by a gray drab manager with little imagination, every week its the same the lads are tired we have played to many games, we aren,t getting the breaks.
    We are a dull club with dull management and we are ruining our players by not playing to their strengths.

    Fatash

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  • nick_9

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think we will go down but if we couldn’t get fired up for Sunderland at home how are we going to play against two
    Top seven sides? Also one away win all season and we have two fighting teams in QPR and west ham, some of you might not want Carroll anymore after that game.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #13

    We need a tactically aware manager, Pardew unfortunately, is not.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew has to try Sissoko behind Cisse rather than out on the right wing, play Gouffran on left wing or play them as 3 up front

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #15

    right lads, – can anyone tell me the last time pardew lasted more than 3 seasons at 1 club without being sacked?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #16

    I am just wondering if we do manage to stay up which now seems unlikely, how in the hell will we attract the likes of Aubameyang to NUFC? I bet Remy is even thinking he made the right choice not coming here.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #17

    1st half I thought we were excellent you just knew what was coming in the 2nd half tho you just knew that we were going to sit back Clarke clearly targeted Haidara and put the big men on top of him to bully him which worked a treat for them

    Was a bit worrying at the end Sissoko and Cabaye losing the rag as one of them could easily have been sent off saying that the ref let West Brom get away with a lot of overly physical things

    Pardew’s biggest problem is when other teams come at us he does not know how to turn the game back on his side thing is the solutions were on the bench for him and not talking about Shola god even Gosling would have been a better option than him !!Why they hell can Anita not get in that team?!He should have been playing in Jonas position wherever that was cause he seems to hvae a free role

    The best thing Jonas does and the commentator mentioned this is that he goes down easily and wins free kicks just a shame we dont have Carroll and Barton to take advantage of them as we get so many set pieces

    Liverpool could totally pound us on Saturday

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #18

    A thing that got me was on 87 mins, the players were being ‘cute’ in trying to talk to the ref to run the clock down, why the fu $$ weren’t they screaming for the ball to try and get the winner.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Good question stuart im gona say no.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #20

    JP,
    We only need three more points I think, I cant see us losing every game from now on, surely !

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #21

    We are where we are because Pardew is tactically inept, not because of injuries/tiredness/bad tasting snails. Remember earlier in the season the digusting standard of football (hoofball) with almost a fit squad save for the taylors and ben arfa and the consistent playing of both ba and cisse in the same position?

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #22

    f king!Q losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1thanks pad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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  • YorkshiresFinestGeordie

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Is anyone else getting sick of Cisse. Every time he’s in a great position to score he’s either offside or misses the goal. Definitely not the striker he was last season. Get this aubaymeng or whatever call him in or even Carroll.

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  • wynsleap

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Too late to sack Pardew now but if Ashley wants to spend some decent money in the close season I don’t think that Pardew is the man to give it to.
    His substitution of Haidara to bring on Ben Arfa rather than take Jonas off was just stupid. And why are we STILL bringing on Ameobi. When will we ever see the back of this guy? (Ameobi that is).
    Why can we not play TWO good halves, why are we not taking our chances, why does every team come at us in the second half when we wilt, why can we not score from a corner, why have we always got bloody injuries?
    Ashley has a big decision coming up at the season end. I hope he’s up for it.

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    @ Jail . . . . there is always time for the lad to get sent off . . .just like to accentuate the positives

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  • kevymartins

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Let’s get 1 or2 more wins maby even 1 win and 1 draw if other results go are way then get him out and start to look up.

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  • nick_9

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #27

    I would love to know what actually warranted Pardew getting a job here in the first place, genuinely?

    Now he is here he needs to change some of his ways because I’m tired of the unconvincing displays all season. Left SJP many times wondering how on earth we won that game or feeling like we lost when we had not.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #28

    if we still had Mr Ba, we would have won today

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  • DS_NUFC

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    i really dont want to see pardew in charge next season. the squad has too much potential to play his style of football we will go backwards under him. i can guarantee you that if we get a manager that likes to play the ball on the ground we would get into the top 6 no problem

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #30

    JFA – I think we need at least 4 and I can’t see us getting that under this form. 6 points and we’re safe but with Wigan and Villa having a game in hand I am really worried.

    We always seem to shoot ourselves in the foot, in the summer not signing more players when we had momentum and then in January not getting Ba’s replacement. If we had to pay over the odds then to hell with it at least we would be safe and not another possible relegation!

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  • fatash

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #31

    so sorry I should have ran a spell checker on my last post, but I got carried away. I am so utterly sick of this season Pardew and his excuses. We will never be a good team till we can play for 90 minutes twice a week, we will never be a good team while we have Pardew calling the shots. Please can he be moved on , sideways or out and`can we have a manager that understands attacking football like Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson did.We deserve better we are the second or third most attended club in the premiership…….

    Damn I am still annoyed!!!!!!!!
    fatash

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  • archaeomag

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #32

    . . I understand Matin O’Neil is looking for work . . .

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  • Jackel001

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #33

    My faith in Pards has been getting smaller and smaller. The second half of the game was the final straw I think. I’m not saying sack him now by any means but we need to start looking at our options for next season but it begs the question what manager would actually WANT to come?

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  • BigKirky

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #34

    The post match interviews will be on the BBC radio Newcastle podcast sometime this week. Obv he meant stay in division this year with 16th and look to push on next year. But still…

    I do believe that he should be doing an awful lot better with the quality Carr has brought it.

    Look at the first half today… That is what the players can do, yet the second half was a demonstration of what happens to us when we have negativity inflicted upon us. The gap between Cisse and anyone else at times was vast.

    I remember being at the cup final under Dalglish and everyone shouting “attack attack, attack attack attack”. Well that was happening today as well from our away fans Lee Ryder tweeted.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Pardew needs to read football managing for dummys. He takes off Haidara who was playing well, replaces him with HBA and puts Gutierrez left back after his abysmal performance against Sunderland. The guy is clueless. Other teams are starting to over take us because they actually want to win games rather than trying to defend 1-0 leads for 45 minutes FFS. I have had it with Pardum now like. As soon as we are mathematically safe we should give him his P45 and get someone who isn’t a coward that hides behind excuses every week.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #36

    So Pards reckons the subs made an impact where?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #37

    I was going to vent but is cant be bothered.

    If today wasn’t an indication as to why Pardew will never be any good as manager then those that support him will never see it any other way.

    First half we could see the potential in the squad, second half we could see what his holding that potential back.

    Wigan and Villa now have a game in hand and could conceivably be joining is on level points within the next week or two.

    If we are going into the last 3 on level points with villa and Wigan you know we’re going down!

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  • martoon

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #38

    I’ve just had a quick scroll through the comments while the match was on, got too laugh at some of the hysterical comments but this one takes the biscuit:-

    NUFCarter // Apr 20, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Pardew is a nob brings on a sub when the match has ended?

    Words fail me ………

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  • kilcline

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #39

    I want this team to play rest of the season:

    ———————Elliot

    Debuchy –Taylor —Yanga-M’Biwa —Haidara

    Ben A——-Sissoko—–Cabaye——-Jonas

    ————–Cisse——-Gouffran

    Play your players in their best positions! It’s not hard!!!

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #40

    pardew got the players he wanted in january and we are no better than we were before that, tells me ashley , dont let pardew any where nears your millions .- either he has bought shit players , or he has fu./.ed them up since they arrived here, which one is it ????

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