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Alan Pardew – I’m Worried And Deeply Disppointed

10:18 pm, Saturday, April 27th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 321 Comments

Alan Pardew had some explaining to do after Newcastle’s pathetic display this afternoon, when we were absolutely hammered by Liverpool 6-0 and we looked awful.

daniel agger first goal

Daniel Agger after scoring first goal after 3 minutes

Newcastle need more experience in the side, and with only three games to go in the season we need Coloccini to come in and give us some stability in defense – we had no such thing this afternoon – and we were continually torn apart.

This is an interview Alan Pardew gave after the game:

“The fans have every right to boo. That performance is not good enough for Newcastle.” “The first goal knocked our confidence. Liverpool looked faster, sharper, better organised than us all day today. We lacked a bit of experience. We got ragged after the third goal – that’s not like one of my teams.”

“I’m deeply disappointed in terms of the displays we had out there today. Liverpool looked that much better than us and that shouldn’t be the case.” “The most important thing is that the team has the experience on the pitch to show that. Maybe we were missing that today.”

“I’m worried,” “I’m not going to criticize my players or the team. It was a collective effort and we fell down collectively.” “I expect to see all my team out there on Monday morning whether their foot is hanging off, ready to train.”

“We need to take something out of our two away games.” “Coloccini’s leadership and guidance will be important to us and hopefully he comes through this week. We’ve got two or three in that dressing room that have been relegated at this football club, so they know what it is about.”

“Sometimes we can get dragged down in a spiral of negativity and I think that’s what happened today. We need to roll our sleeves up and make sure we make a real good fist of these last three games.”

Newcastle have road games at West Ham and QPR in the next two weeks, and we don’t expect anything at all at Upton Park, and based on the form we saw this afternoon, it could be hard for us to get a win at QPR – although we need at least one win to be safe.

We also need more Premier League need experience in the side, and maybe Danny Simpson comes in next Saturday for the suspended Mathieu Debuchy who received two yellows and got his marching orders. And veteran Steve Harper could even be recalled in goal.

20 year-old left back Massadio Haidaira looked in a daze when he was defending in the first 20 minutes of the game, and Liverpool continued to attack down their right wing – so maybe if Colo comes in – then Yanga-Mbiwa could move to left-back at West Ham.

For all the good vibes we built up during last season when we did so well, we are rapidly doing the opposite this season – especially since the Sunderland debacle has been followed by this disgrace.

To say it’s not good enough is simply pointless – so I’m not even going to say that. :(

We were humiliated today – again – fact.

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321 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toon252 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM



    I’ve said this since the day he got brought in – Pardew isn’t the right man, I said it last season when we finished 5th – I say it again now – The reason is this:

    FACT – In all of his clubs except Reading that he has managed, he has had one good season (Full season) Where he has over-achieved/done quite well – The next season has ended in a sacking or relegation – That is 100% pure FACT

    Go look for yourselves if you don’t believe me

  • 2 toon252 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM


    West Ham – FA Cup Final – Year after sacked in relegation zone

    Charlton – Nearly kept them in prem after wining most of his games after appointment, – Year after sacked in relegation zone of champtionship

    Southampton – Football League Throphy Winner, Year After Sacked.

  • 3 kilcline // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Do one Pardrew, this is your last job in management.

  • 4 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    It’s easy to blame it on Frenchness for me.

    I think even if we had 11 Englishmen on the team with the tactics we have we would’ve been beaten 6-0.

    When you have lost the team it doesn’t matter where they are from.

  • 5 geordiejamie89 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM


  • 6 Joe Blog // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Not gonna read his waffle. Just leave. Now.

  • 7 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Cheers for the link. He’s one hell of a nob!

  • 8 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    We all know that the usual suspects will again make the starting line up against West Ham and we’ll be read out the same lame excuses after the game.

    I simply cant see where the next point is going to come from and we need to cut this guy lose asap and try to salvage something as if he stays we are as good as down with three games to go

  • 9 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Pardew knew he had gaffed first half but then going all gung ho second half was a bigger gaffe.The man really is out of his depth

  • 10 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Nah, I honestly think we have some really good players. Defining World Class is a different matter, but let’s say good enough for a top 10 team in the majority of European leagues ( EPL, Ligue 1, Bundesliga etc) then I’d say we have more than our fair quota of decent players if managed correctly in their comfortable position; Cabaye, Tiote (I know, I know), Debuchy, Sissoko, Krul, Mbiwa, Ben Arfa, hey even Marveaux and Cisse would shine in a team set upto play to their strengths

    But…and I’m not overly criticising our flair players (Marveaux/Ben Arfa) we just don’t play with enough invention to give them the chance to shine. Rather we give it and watch and wait until the move fizzles out.

  • 11 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM

  • 12 geordiejamie89 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    The sooner Mike Ashley puts a press release out announcing that Pardew has been kicked out for being a see you next tuesday, the sooner the fans and players alike will think that some action is being taken. Whatever “action” Pardew has been taking has gradually made us worse over the course of the season.

  • 13 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    “that’s not like one of my teams” arragant prick, it’s our team and every team crumbles under you.

  • 14 Dannyo // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    After watching the Steven Taylor interview post game, for the first time this season, I’m worried.
    I’m not liking this.
    I want to critisize the team as much as anyone, Pardew, the staff, the player, it’s all gone wrong.
    But the last time we were in this position, and we turned on eachother, it only made matters worse.

    I’ll deal with what comes after the season is done, until then, every man and woman working for the black and white army will get my backing.
    I hope we’ve all learned as much from 4 years ago. If you ever where to sing for this team, it’s now.

  • 15 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    This interview is horrific Steven has been thrown to the lions

    I hope we had a right barny in the dressing room and get it sorted Pardew needs told his tactics are not working and to change it to a system that works for West Ham

    They are one of the teams that Colo and Taylor know how to defend against as does Simmo

    Tiote should never play for this club again because he is shite and he is an idiot could have easily been sent off today we need Anita to play so he can offer protection

    Arfa needs to play from the start as does Gouffran and Marveux up front with Cisse

    What is the point in going defensive last few games?Its not worked for us so we might as well go down with a bang !!

  • 16 kilcline // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM


    Totally agree fella, so many managers would love to have those players at their disposal.

  • 17 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Here’s another poll for Ed. How many think we’d be better off in our last few matches with Barton and Nolan instead of Cabaye and Sissoko?

    I’m not saying they are inherently bettet players, but in this situation…?

    Saying that, Barton was a complete tool last time around!

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    This is when boro beat city 8-1

    Exactly the same as today…the players not turning up to force the manager out.

    Again my view only, feel free to disagree.

  • 19 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:27 PM


    I’m sorry buddy but you’re talking like we haven’t been behind them. We’ve packed the stadium full and continuously sold the away allocation.

    We will continue to cheer and scream and support the team but there is only so much the fans can do.

  • 20 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Nufc 5th, year after sacked…… Bloody hope so!

  • 21 G // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Ed, regarding the headline:

    Alan Pardew – I’m Worried And Deeply Disppointed

    You’ve spelled Dismissed wrong.

  • 22 AndyMac // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I will never gloat over NUFC’s demise but the passing od pardwho is surely an inevitability ?

    Just leave the players in charge (with a nominal head honcho like Stone or Carver) for the last three games and we’ll get those points. All the players need to know is that Pardwho wont be managing them next season and the spirits in the dressing room will lift immediately.

  • 23 rfcready // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    The love of my life dismantled, I’m feeling so low at the moment and it does not help my son and my best friend are Liverpool fans. Where do we go from here?

  • 24 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    We have been asked all season long to be the 12th man for the side, but just for one I’d love the team to inspire us into a reaction and not the other way round

  • 25 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    well lads i really truly completely think that we are gonna get relegated now, we are suppose to be a good team when playing at home but we can’t seem to win at our own ground, west ham are gonna dominate us, QPR are gonna dominate us and Arsenal are gonna send us packing.

    How on earth can MA keep AP at a club that want’s to move forward not backwards, he’s an businessman and should be able to spot a weak link to our illustrious club.

    the players should hang there heads in shame for playing as they did today and MA should send them packing, we need players who have loyalty, passion and commitment to our club but today shows they have none.

  • 26 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Those people who argued with me about Pardew throughout this whole season, saying hes a good manager and he just needs time bla bla bla!!!…

    Go f*** yourselves!!

    TOONPRODIGY springs to mind and i cant remember the others… you know who are!

    All i can say is….


  • 27 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Agree but easier said than done.

  • 28 yorkymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    William hill reduce odds on toon relegation to 7 s but still see villa and Wigan most likley let’s hope they are right the scum are 38 to 1

  • 29 kilcline // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Well said cockneymagpie90!

    Pardrew got lucky last year, found out this year. Can eff off back down south

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM


    It’s no good having an extra man in the stands if thats the only man that bloody turns up.

    Not a single player played with pride today. Whether its to force the manager out or not they should all be embarrassed. I’m as disgusted with them today as I am with Pardew if i’m honest, this is not the time for their own agenda, they have to think of the team and what it means to us as fans.

    I know you can’t but if possible i’d dock them all their pay this week.

  • 31 GeordieDan // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM


    I was just about to post the same quote and say the exact same thing!

    “We got ragged after the third goal – that’s not like one of my teams.” – Pardew’s ego could fill SJP by itself. Incredible the gall of the man to come out and claim that after embarrassing himself (and us )tactically every week this season!


  • 32 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Dannyo, if i’m not wrong you’ve been singing a misguided pro Pardew tune for a while. Apologies if incorrect. We all want the club to survice in the prem.Personally though, I am hoping we can stay up with the points we have because I cant see us getting a single point now. Maybe 1 , but thats about it. I just hope Wigan and Villa keep losing but they wont. At least they can attack and score – we cant. And Wigan have a manager they believe it. Who believes in Pardew now?? I wonder how the French players feel ….” how the hell did we sign for this plum” ……

  • 33 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Where’s manxpie tonight

  • 34 kilcline // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    I would snatch your hand off for a point against QPR, can’t see us getting anything else this season.

  • 35 kevymartins // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    I wonder what wor shearer will say tonight

  • 36 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Let’s be honest – Ashley has been a bit of a ***t in the past but he has shown good business acumen lately and really shown how cute he can be in negotiations. He has also has some canny initiatives regarding ticket pricing. By all accounts our scouting network for next season is in full flow with a few really good players mention to be top targets (re Torq Toon). The only thing that is letting the whole business (and that is the whole point for M.A) is Pardew not delivering on the potential of the players that his background team have pretty much stolen from other teams.

  • 37 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Geordie Dan – didnt he say last week or after Sunderland …” thats not my team” …!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is also the man who said ” I’m a winner” …..hmmm

  • 38 GeordieDan // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM


    Well done for pointing out the obvious but telling everyone to go fuck themselves???

    Well done pal. You must be so proud!

  • 39 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    3 goals in 6 premier league games……..

  • 40 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Slaty, all that scouting will count for jack if / when we go down.

  • 41 lesh // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Ashley’s got a difficult decision to make this weekend. Does he stay with pardew even though he appears to have both lost the plot and the dressing room? Does he appoint carver, carr or beardsly to take try to keep us up? Or, does he go for Di Matteo or someone else on a short-term, high-reward for keeping us up contract?

  • 42 jimiley // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Only NUFC could go from 5th to 5th bottom and possible relegation in 10 months. This club will never win anything. I know because i have watched them for 50 years. They need an Arab with a few billion to spare and Jose M as manager. It aint happening. We are crap but you are still my crap team . Keep the faith.

  • 43 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    I’ll tell you now Ashley is no mug. He won’t watch a man squander his money.

    Pardew is gone come summer, nailed on after today.

  • 44 GeordieDan // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM


    I think you have it word for word mate. Incredible.

  • 45 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    With the players we have the only way we are going to gain any points isnt sending out a defensive team.
    That requires a level of organisation we dont have.
    The only way we will play well is to attack,to throw off the worry and say “F it”
    Sadly AP wont play an attacking team,he will sit back and like always get beat,since when have Newcastle ever been a good defensive side?
    We need to stop playing sissoko as a winger ,debuchy cant beat anyone for pace so why keep asking him to?
    We need to come out fighting,but we arnt going to are we,under AP we never have.

  • 46 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:37 PM


    I don’t think it was an agenda I think it was a team lacking inspiration, direction, leadership, belief, confidence and the looked terrified.

    I think it’s fair to say they were pathetic but it is so hard to play football of you don’t believe in what you are doing. You could be the most passionate Geordie (Taylor) but of the set up is wrong and the team misdirected again and again you lose all hope.

    Just like the fans. We could say we were a disgrace today and where was the passion? but nobody believes in Pardew anymore, that’s my opinion.

  • 47 jimmysmith // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Sacking or sticking with the manager right now, with three games to go in such a perilous position is such a massive decision.

    The decision really is entirely Ashley’s and not an envious one at all.

    If he has lost the players he may realise he needs to quit.

  • 48 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    What does Pardew actually write on his notepad

  • 49 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM


    Ashamed, embarrassed, sickened all ways to describe how We feel. The manager and players have so much to answer too as what they put out there today was below sub-standard. Debuchy needs to be fined the max amount for sheer stupidity for his red card.

    what we saw was 11 individuals with no trace of a team between them and i simply can’t see where we will nick another point from, Pardew needs to go and go tonight if we are to have any hope at all of surviving this season

  • 50 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Cockney, ur correct. Toonprodigy has talked an amount of bollocks on this site in support of the rubbish we have watched from Pardew. Remember, as I have said, its only worth [persevering with someone if they are worthy of perseverence. Sticking with a manegr for the sake of continuity is daft…..not all continuity is good continuity….this manager cant train us to score a goal from a set piece and people still said to stick with him cos he got lucky with two hot strikers last season ! Man U stuck with Fergie because he broke up the Glasgow duopoly ….not cos he won the Johnson Paint trophy….

  • 51 GeordieDan // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM


    His last will and testament possibly?

  • 52 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Pardew is gonna be scouting for a job soon.

    I wonder if the players know something we don’t. Maybe Pardew has went into Auto-Pilot ( though I don’t know how anyone could tell the difference).

    Maybe his job was on a knife edge for the Fulham game, hence the wild celebrations? Something is not right down there (Fnarr fnarr), again!

  • 53 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Ashley will stick with Pardumb just to stick one on the fans

  • 54 G // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    NUFCarter @ 46 – “I Heart Sunderland”? Going off today’s, as well as the last home performance, it has to be something along those lines?

  • 55 yorkymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Nuf carter
    I am Alan Pardew and I love myself
    I am Alan Pardew and I am a twat
    Apparantley in the football world they call him the chocolate man cause he loves himself so much he would like to lick himself

  • 56 SouthLincsToon // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    What’s the best option?
    a) Sack him now and have Carver & Stone do the last 3 games
    b) Sack him now and get a manager in this week
    c) Sack him at the end of the season

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM


    you’r preaching to the converted mate. Pardew is finished in my eyes, the only bonus of today is it will force Ashley’s hand.

    I don’t think the players thought today is the game we will throw, but once they got on top it looked like they all just thought, lets let them wallop us and get this clown gone.

    For a manager who spends 4 days a week on defence we get caught out by such simple moves. That alone shows not only does he not know his priorities, he can’t even get the wrong priorities done properly.

  • 58 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    We need someone like Mukesh Ambani (google it)
    To buy the club and spend some wonga instead of trying to get them as sponsers

  • 59 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    I really honestly think we have more to gain from sacking Pardew than keeping him after today’s performance.

    So we hire a new manager what will it achieve?

    For me the players would turn up in training fresher and perhaps with a new vigour?!

    It can’t be worse than today?

  • 60 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    how much tv revenue will Newcastle receive if we stay in the PL?

    i was wondering if MA really gives a sh!t about getting us to top flight, because if we get relegated MA could easily get at least just under 70 million selling our players

  • 61 wynsleap // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    ‘Sometimes we can get dragged down in a spiral of negativity’ says our illustrious manager.
    From the guy who left Ben Arfa and Gouffran on the bench today at home to Liverpool in a game we had to go for that’s cheek of the highest calibre.

  • 62 blew // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Two big disappointments tonight
    1) Ashley has not sacked Pardew-and thrown in DL as a bonus
    2) Pardew has not resigned, in the interests of the club

  • 63 G // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    @54, not sure but it’s either a,b, or c.

  • 64 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM


    Ha ha that last bit was quality.

  • 65 Robin // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Time to sack that shit

  • 66 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    You can look at AP now and see hes gone,he knows its over.The players know it and so do the crowd.

  • 67 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM


    watching the gals back again and there is no urgency from anyone (other than taylor) to get back once they were through just incase they miss to clear the rebound.

    If that was something organised by a player, not bothered who it was, they need to be shown the door.

    The way we were so poor in the 2nd half makes me think it was orchestrated by somebody, thats 100000000% worse than just been incompetent like Pardew.

  • 68 GeordieDan // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM


    B : A new manager to come in a kick their arse’s into gear has to be the way. It would be impossible to do a worse job.

    A new face would inspire a least a couple of points. I seriously doubt Pardew will get us a single point between now and the end of May.

  • 69 jimiley // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    The manager and the owners are all knobs. Why?
    Llambias “He has an 8 year contract because we rate him and will not panic when we struggle.” Watch this space.

    Pardew in August. ” The squad is big enough and good enough for us to be successful this season.”

    Pardew in April after beating Fulham ” We are safe now.” Knob. Upwards and onwards to Benfica!!!!!

  • 70 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Also can people stop going on about getting Carver/Stone to take over in the interim THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!!

    In fact they might be the worst part about it as they take most of the coaching of the squad

    That image of Llambas was telling I would not be surprised if he gets sacked by 2moro

  • 71 jimmysmith // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Actually, we did take the game to Liverpool to start the 2nd half. That third goal was the sucker punch. That and what came after may well be the nail in his coffin.

    He did look a desperately, lonely, dejected and bereft figure as the half progressed.

    It was a rotten starting 11 though.

  • 72 solano // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Slaty…ludicrous observation on Ashley acumen. We are in this mess precisely because MA and Dickhead Llambias were prepared to write off half a season and go into a 60 game campaign without the necessary tools. Is that good business building after upsetting the odds and finishing in top 6 the season before? It’s criminal negligence.
    The ‘bosses’ are as culpable as any Patsy manager…6 seasons and 4 struggles. FACTS. They don’t deserve the tv windfall that will be pocketed if we stay up.

  • 73 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM


    Cheers pal but im genuinely exhausted.

    This whole season i have been shouting for him to go because from day 1 he partnered cisse and ba which was the most rediculous partnership and he still carried on with it.

    Alot of people laughed at me and said im stupid, crazy and just deluded and that im not a real fan bla bla bla!!

    Im happy now because the table has finally turned and everyone seems to be jumping on the band wagon.

    Almost everyone now seems to share my opinion and surely this means Pardew cannot ruin our great club anymore!

    Di Mateo in… Pardew, get the f*** out!!!!

  • 74 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM


    I defended the guy for ages, thought he needed time to just work on things, make slow progress. I understood the defensive stuff last year, it was working and we hve a fair few limited players so i understood it, even if i thought we should still play a bit better.

    This year is a joke, no way can you play one way all season and get battered without even trying once to change it round.

    And on a new manger…if Pardew is sacked now it has to be for a temp, stone/carver/beardsley etc as no decent manager will take us over with 3 games in our form knowing we could go down.

  • 75 Newcastle Brown Alien // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM



  • 76 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    To be fair, I think we would’ve been alright with Remy hadn’t Floppo knicked him (good man management skills there though, howay), and if we hadn’t fuck8d about so long in getting hin we might have had a back-up plan to fall on. Let’s think, Ba is scoring all the goals…Mmmm, let’s try not too vigourously to get another goal-scorer to partner Cisse, who lets face it is a total; wild-card.

    What about Harrison? I hope that’s the end of him. No boxing skill whotsover, no movement, hand speed, guile, defense, just a big bloke who has rode his luck. From a boxing fan – Adios Harrison, don’t come back!

  • 77 jimiley // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Managers do not quit. Not on an 8 years contract. Would anybody walk away from 8 milliom quid 3 games from the end of the season?

  • 78 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Unfortunately Pardew has been in this position before & normally it has led to relegation. However to sack him now would be a nonesense. Too late to get anyone in unless it was a Shearer or a Keegan & that doesn’t necessarily work. The players need to galvanize as one really good performance out the next three will bring survival. The worries are Nolan & Carroll will not be too benevalent, nor will Remy & if it’s down to the last game of the season then I think they freeze again in front of 52000. May be better to play behind closed doors. Colo must come back & Bennie must start & Shola must figure at some point. Agree would leave out Tiote & play Anita. Is Santon or Simmo likely to be fit? Don’t think Yanga Mbiwa or Hidara are the players for a battle.

  • 79 papscrunt // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Stone/Carver? Who takes the coaching sessions? Who is supposed to be implementing the tactics on the training pitch? They are awful and are need to be away from this club. We are too old school British in our thinking and we need to catch up with modern times. I honestly think we’d be worse off with those two in charge.

  • 80 jimiley // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Pardew is rubbish. Only two persons at the club are worse. But they are making millions from us and SKY. They are staying. Going nowhere.

  • 81 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    if Pard’s doesn’t walk out it just shows he’s got no passion or expectations for our club


  • 82 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Why do people keep going on about Di Mateo?
    Look at Chelsea under him,and compare it now under Rafa.
    Do people think Chelsea are a better team now or have they gone down hill since Rafa took over?
    Yes Di Mateo won the CL but imo iwas luck,in the long run he is just another AP.
    We need a manager with genuine skill and experience and not another chancer.
    Im no saying Rafas the only Person we should look at but he should be a bench mark of the minumum we are looking at.
    Di Mateo is just another AP thats why he aint at Chelsea anymore.

  • 83 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM


    Fair enough they have been short sighted. But I reckon with the deals they’ve done for the players we have now thety have not done too bad from a strictly business point of view.

  • 84 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Well for me mbiwa and haidara need to be dropped next week, utterly disgusted with them two today. worst ones on the park.

  • 85 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Phil Neville is summing it up well on motd didn’t realise how shambolic our defence was. And when he said its one of the worst defensive displays he’s seen in a very long time brang a tear to my eye.

  • 86 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Just to reiterate.

    If Pardew is sacked he gets one years pay.

    This was leaked and widely reported but hardly discussed.

  • 87 stuart no9 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    We lacked a bit of experience. We got ragged after the third goal – that’s not like one of my teams.” actually alan , before you came we very rarely lost a game by more than 3 goals. YOU may have lost lots of games by more than 3 or4 or 5 -6 goals when you attempted to manage a lower team , just shows the thrashings your football teams have had over the last 12 or so years !

  • 88 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    There is an agreement that Pardew will be paid for only one year if sacked? Someone said that a while back.
    No way Ashley hasn’t covered his a$$ in that contract signing.

  • 89 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    You beat me to it Beattie25 :)

  • 90 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    I think chelsea havent gone either forward nor backwards u massive mug!

    Give it to Di Mateo and he would make up for the very few mistakes he made at chelsea compared to Pardews many here at newcastle and mark my word if he shws attacking intent he will impress!

  • 91 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM


    I think the player no longer believe in anything that they are doing, tactics have been shocking all season long, team selection is laughable, and the man seems incapable of inspiring anything out of these guys.

    If you are a player who works his arse off every day in training only to see the like’s of Jonas, Tiote and even Cabaye of late, playing every game irrespective of how they perform its gonna leave you wondering why the hell you even bother.

    If I were Cisse I’d be telling Ashley and co that if Pardew stays I want out as the guy is being wasted he’s so isolated.
    Saylor, for all his passion and local ties is a liability.
    Colo, our captain can’t wait to get the hell out of the place and the way things are there will be plenty more wanting to join him.

    We are leaderless and thats not only on the pitch but on the sidelines as well

  • 92 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Rafa is out of work in the summer,there are other managers who have won things as a player and as a coach currently un employed.
    Regardless of said legnth of contract do people think AP will be the best man to lead this club next year?

  • 93 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    NUFCarter you are a braver man than I. Can’t bring myself to watch it! I hope I wake up in the morning and the headlines are – Pardew Replaced By Churchill Dog!

  • 94 The Curse Of Wonga // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    How can we go from 5th to this??? what changed, our luck maybe? There is something that has been with us from the very start of this season, perhaps lack of ambition shown in the summer knocked the players belief.

    Pardew promised players like Cabaye that the style of football would be on the deck pass and move, instead we had hoofball. Pardew lost the dressing room a long time ago and he surely has to walk.

  • 95 Ben-Arfa11 // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    I like pardew but in recent months im getting tired of his excuses and he needs to leave this club a.s.a.p.

    We will see in the next few days if mike ashley wants to progress this club in the top tier of the premiership table or relegations candidates everyyear

    if we want to be relegation candidates every year then better off sticking with pardew i prefer pardew over redknapp etc you know those over rated oldies who bore the crap out of everyone.

    if we want to progress for a top 6 finish every season then the manager has to go for sure

    no goals from any corners in a year is an absoulte disgrace set pieces are a crucial factor in winning and losing a game we get a fair share of corners and waste them attrocially something wrong there if we cant put a decent ball in the box and actually score from atleast a few.

    also when we go behind in a game the game is usually over when that goal hits the net ok we did come back against chelsea but it doesnt happen often that was just a miracle.

    also i wasnt impressed to know that we are the biggest long ball team in the league ppl slate stoke city and west ham for there long ball and hoofball as people call it but atleast it works for them but for us to have more long balls than STOKE CITY YES STOKE CITY there is something seriously wrong there when you got players like anita marveaux ben-arfa santon technically good players yet we play long balls to cisse who is always offside

    actually from writing that he needs to go tonight 2moro is to late

  • 96 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Ashley and Llamtwat have to take a lot of the blame for not sacking Pardew before Chritmas as a relagation battle was on course then.They like Pardew hate to be proven wrong.

  • 97 Guj NUFC // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Nufc highlights over on MOTD? Good I can watch the rest now…

  • 98 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM



    Is that team really 25 points better than ours? No

    Very even all over the park except for Bale.

  • 99 Fenhammag // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Asolutely ridiculous ! I am humiliated I am embarassed and I am disappointed. Im not saying people should be sacked but there are people out there who should resign

  • 100 Toonacious T // Apr 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    What occurs to me is how we need a football man on the board to advise on managerial appointments because now all my Toon brethren must see that Ashley don’t know sjiznit about football and neither does his stouge Pardew. Out now|

  • 101 jimmysmith // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Yeah, it’s a tall, tall order for any of those 5 signings to come direct from the French league into the white heat of an EPL relegation dogfight and for the Toon no less.

    I’d be tempted to rest the lot of them. Haidarra, in particular, he’s just a kid.

  • 102 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Beattie @ 83…didnt know that but suspected as much. In that sense, the 8 yr contract is just optics. Which is also stupid. I had worried that Mbiwa looked shit , just like Santon had defensively, but i never really said it cos i thought people might think i was getting on at him unfairly. Gotta say though, he looks awful – a bit like a nidfielder converted to a defender. He relies far too much on his pace, and looks totally brainless defensively, like Santon.

  • 103 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    the corners of late you can look at the takers and see they know its pointless,today Cabs looked dispondent,who is he suposed to aim for?
    right footer taking a corner that swings into the keeper right where hes standing?
    Same guy taking one on the other side for nobody at all to attack
    he might as well kick it back to our keeper it would be a better result.

  • 104 Slatymag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    It’s all went a bit quiet on here since MOTD has came on. Can’t blame you, but I just can’t bear any more of that shite. The last time we were relegated there was a lot of players who were not desired by other teams, this time.. this time…this time…

    Hey I might listen to some Verve

  • 105 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I missed the borini goal and I wanted to see what shearer and co had to say about the result. At least it Got over and done with pretty quickly can watch some proper football matches now.

  • 106 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM


    Di matteo was very poor/average at best before chelsea. Chelsea did well to win two cups with him but he did it with negative football (needed to beat barca and munich so fair play) but he struggled to get them playing well in the league.

    I think we can get a better manager than him. Sure he might upgrade pardew but if we are to upgrade might as well make it a step or two higher if possible.

  • 107 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    The thing that makes me laugh most is there are people now calling for pardews head that only weeks ago were saying hes good, keep him, its all in the plan, it was fown to injuries and the cup run.

    Pahahahhaa you know who you are absolute morons!!!

  • 108 papscrunt // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    @97 I said that after the initial hype of the signings on here and got hammered. Our league is the most unforgiving in world football. Its brutal and takes no prisoners at all. Some top top players have came over here and struggled badly. Veron, Robinho just to name two.

  • 109 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Mcmannaman scores a goal which probably will give them a crucial point should not even be playing that game should still be suspended

    would be sick if we went down by a point

    Wigan have battered Spurs I think they will stay up its Villa and us who are the teams most likely and Villa are playing better than us unless someone like Norwich folds

  • 110 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    If we don’t get another point our goal difference will deteriorate further and it won’t be enough 40 points possibly 39 would be enough but without a turnround in fortune not going to happen

  • 111 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM


    i thought that too and have said on here he makes mistakes, which i understand can happen in a new team playing badly when you don’t speak the language, makes sense how it can be difficult to do well.

    I think he is way too casual in the games i’ve seen but hopefully he will realise he can’t get away with that in the prem league and cut it out next year

    But today he didn’t even show fight which is the main issue for me. Mistakes are one thing but lack of effort is a bloody disgrace.

  • 112 Toonfan93 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    I was at a talk in at the start of the season with malcolm macdonald and he said then there was things going on behind the scenes between pardew and the players which could possibly ruin the season. He also mentioned cabaye was unsettled by pardew but he wouldnt go into detail.

  • 113 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    The only way to truly upgrade Pardew is for Ashley to finally realise that he HAS to pay out. We can skrimp and save on transfers as much as we like as Carr always seems to find gems, but one thing he has to pay top dollar on is the manager as without that everything else quickly falls apart

  • 114 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Apparently we got a new coach coming in. what if it’s to try and train Pardew to become a real manger.

  • 115 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Look at Wigan and Villa
    Are they playing better than us?

    Only luck will help us now

  • 116 TimKrulFan // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Who would even give pardew a job if he got sacked.

  • 117 Toonacious T // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Was on here a long time ago trying to tell y’all this was where we were headed, gave up after being shouted down for being a “neggar”, well ….open your eyes now my friends ….what do you see?

  • 118 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:07 PM


    same here mate i was criticize and slagged off because i wanted Pardew out before the January window because i knew he was gonna get us no where, now look what he’s done.

  • 119 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Well the players are looking like they want the manager sacked.
    Lets hope thats why they are so poor atm ;(

  • 120 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    I think the truth about Pardew is that he wants to play a traditional 442, with defensive fullbacks and big strikers, but he cant.

    1 His personnel dont suit that
    2. Modern football doesnt suit 442 unless u have a team perfectly made for it
    3.he hasnt the nous to make 433 or 4123 or 4231 work

    He’s lost without an andy carroll, or a demba ba.

    But I think his french players have dumped him in it, even after all his praise about his warrior Tiote and Sissoko who cant head, and Mbiwa who cant defend unless in a good team.

    His kids shat on him against Brighton – from on high.

    Do u think we can rely on Cabaye, Ben Arfa and Mbiwa in a crisis? I dont.

    I hope that doesnt sound xenophobic, because I hate that shit. Put it this way, I dont rely on Pardew either!

  • 121 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Somebody just posted a list of managers without a club on twitter, here are some big names to mull over. 3 game offer? Maybe!!!:

    Louis Van Gaal
    Frank Rykaard
    Bernd Schuster
    Ralf Rangnick
    Luis Enrique
    Roberto Di Matteo
    Laurent Blanc

  • 122 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Transfer sage

    You are right but i put aome thought behind it…

    Pardew plays sh*t defencive football and Di Mateo has a better version of it with players played in correct positions and inform players playing instead of out of form players. Oh and actually having attacking footballers up top from the start ie. Benarfa and Gouffran.

    The reason i think it would be a good appointment is because going from a defencive outlook to an attacking 1( even though i want it) means a big change.

    I just think Di Mateo would have us a better balanced side where we will defend well and counter every opportunity with numbers getting forward.

    And plus i think he would relish the chance to get above chelsea and show abramovich he was wrong to get rid.

    Just my opinion.

  • 123 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM


    I’ve been unimpressed all season but thought i’d give him to the end of the season with his january players. Got to mid feb and i thought that’s enough, he hasn’t tried to even change the intent, still negative crap which constantly doesn’t work.

    Bu even then i got people defending him, he has had problems and some people are forgiving. However the last 2 homes games has converted the masses and now a lot are calling for his head.

    Hopefully we are safe going into the arsenal game and some real venom is directed to Pardew with plenty banners calling for his head. If we aren’t safe we would have to save that for after the game.

  • 124 G // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Just out of interest, are any of the non-season ticket holding bloggers bothering with tickets for the Gooners game? Not criticizing or trolling here, just curious as to what the feeling is here?

  • 125 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I have said since the Wigan game said the Hand of Fig & the Macmanaman incident may well keep Wigan up & send us down. If we had drawn that game we would have been 9 points clear of Wigan & would have still been 8 clear today. Wigan are past masters at getting out of trouble & history may well repeat itself again. Hope Villa go because they sent us down last time. Hopefully not the same this season. We really need them both on less points than us by Arsenal game

  • 126 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM


    it makes sense, and i think if appointing mid season would have been good to have a smooth transition frm crap defensive stuff to good defensive stuff.

    But with the summer coming i think any style of manager would have plenty time to get them playing his way and with a good pre season we could be ready come the first game of the season

  • 127 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Mbwia… I just don’t know. I wish Torq was here to say something about him. I’d just end up looking safe, but the guy is truly something special.

    I seriously don’t know what’s happened.

    I really don’t know if he is too intelligent for Taylor or not following Pardews game plan.

    If you look at Phillip Neville’s criticism of the first goal it wasn’t M’bwia but Taylor in the wrong.

    I wish I could defend him more but he and the rest of the team are indefensible at the moment.

    If we stay up and get a new manager, watch out for him. In fact keep an eye out whatever happens to us.

  • 128 solano // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Why do football fans say form a ‘business point of view’ ??
    Is this some kind of phrase which somehow eases the fact that as ‘football fans’ we know we are shite and showed no ambition to better ourselves when the opportunity arose last summer. I for one, don’t think we signed that much quality when MA’s hand was forced in January, but nevertheless, performances should have improved. They haven’t and the manager will inevitably be dismissed in order to assuage the stick that the owner and his MD should get.
    When is the open top bus parade for our fiddled balance sheet?

  • 129 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM


    Think it was ibiza who said klopp at drtmund is on 2.1mil euro a year which is 1.7mil pound.

    that wrks out at 35k a week which is peanuts in the football world, we have players on nearly double that.

    No reason we can’t pay that out for a manager, its not extortion.

  • 130 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Louis Van Gaal


    I would offer a pay if we stay up deal of whatver would tempt him.

  • 131 papscrunt // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I’d personally go for Poyet for next season. If we manage to survive and Brighton don’t go up. He wouldn’t cost an arm and leg in wages etc. I watch all the Championship games and they play fantastic stuff. They have defined way of play, which all the players understand. The polar opposite of us.

  • 132 Eddie // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    NBA – for what it’s worth

    PS the problem is that we’ll only get 3 votes!
    But let’s face it, support for Pardew has completely dried up.

  • 133 Ben-Arfa11 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    DAVID MOYEYS-probably will leave everton in the summer a chance to manage a sleeping giant like newcastle might be the perfect chance to prove he is up for the man united job whenever sir alex retires whoever gets it right at newcastle has a fantastic job on there hands.

    Jose Mourinho—You might laugh at this 1 but why not? he wants to come back to the premiership and if it doesnt work out at chelsea where else is he going to go to ?he was huge friends with sir bobby robson and what a perfect chance to pay back sir bobby for all he has done for him in his carerer is to take back a big club back to the top 4 im sure sir bobby would approve of this choice.

    Realistic choice tho would be

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær-Young manager who knows how to suceed just needs a chance at a big club to show what he can do a realistic cheap option who would be a vibriant improvment on our current situation

    Temuri Ketsbia (solano as his assistant-this would also be a cheap vibriant choice temuri ketsbia is abit crazy but is a former toon player and certainly wouldnt let the frenchies play the way they are now or they be getting hit like the advertising board and well lets face it everyone loves solano and he could help them with there set pieces.

    Laurent Blanc—–This is a viable option also wouldnt be my 1st choice but if we keep buying french players then i guess it would be useful to have a french manager also may deserve a crack at a premiership club and has experience managing in the french league and national team.

    my prediction is laurent blanc will take over at some point however i wud prefer ole gunner .

  • 134 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Poyet is a risk ,why bother?

  • 135 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM


    Neville blamed mbiwa and i agree, if saylor can’t get out as he was marking somebody from the initial ball mbiwa should have stayed back too. And on another he should have stepped out.

    The problem is he s new to the league, doesn’t speak english, and also has come into poor team who can’t defend with today have 3 new players compared to before Jan at the back, no cohesion.

    I think he will be a good player for us, just needs time to settle, this league is notorious for settling in mid season and i think it will do him good to make these mistakes in the long term, even though it doesn’t help us in a relegation battle.

  • 136 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM


    Agree mate, when you see what some of the players are earning that’s nothing for a top class manager who would get the best out of the players we have and is used to working under the same structure as we have, but I think it has a lot to do with control, i.e. Pardew doesn’t have any

  • 137 papscrunt // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    I wouldn’t say Poyet is a risk at all. He’s learned his trade. And I’d be the behind the scenes work at Brighton are a million miles ahead of us. In terms of training, diet, tactical work etc.

  • 138 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    My wish list is a new owner who will spend some wonga (instead of getting them as sponsers)
    And José as our manager

  • 139 Newcastle Brown Alien // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    I think a problem overall is english managers, the bottom five teams have 80% english managers whereas the top 9 teams have non english.

  • 140 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    I was harsh on you earlier you genuinly are upset as any toon fan should be
    My apologies to you

    Does it matter when you or others started calling for his head? C’mon man your better than that why lay blame on supporters? What does it matter who wants what the clubs in turmoil and there’s only one person who can do something about it

    Cockney magpie

    30 mins ago
    Those people who argued with me about Pardew throughout this whole season, saying hes a good manager and he just needs time bla bla bla!!!…

    Go f*** yourselves!!

    You were WRONG.

    TOONPRODIGY springs to mind and i cant remember the others… you know who are.

    All i can say is… ha!

    This, this right here…..
    Nah mate fcuk you
    We’re all fans what are you laughing at? It’s your club in turmoil to you fcuking idiot
    Seriously if your seriously happy right now as you’ve stated in a couple of posts you need your fcuking head checking
    Go celebrate your victory with your mackem pals
    Fan my @rse your an embarrassment not a fan at all just a petty cnut

  • 141 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM


    managers on the continent often have no control at all, they can easily lose players without even being consulted and have random players sent in.

    At least with ashley he tries to keep players and only sells for big money and the players he brings in are properly scouted and are all decent, at least average who can do a good job.

  • 142 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Transfer sage

    The thing is mate, i am not the kind of person to want to sack managers, i actually felt sorry for people like Hughton, Adkins, Dermot because atleast they tried to play with intent!

    Pardew has a bunch of great players playing like a relegation candidate that know they arent good enough to play good football, its f*****n ridiculous!

    Iv wanted him gone from day 1 this season just because i knew what he was about.


  • 143 Robinio // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Pardew has always been a gutless yes man , Ashleys gimp , but the club is rotten to the core with that fat cockney bastard and his odious sidekick in charge . No club can survive in the Premiership by selling its best players and replacing them with cheap gutless imports . Everything Ashley does is cheap and classless . Nothing will change until he finally slings his hook and gets out of toon

  • 144 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Are there any positive vibes out there or are there only Pardew baterers. If we have the quality players some of you think surely we can beat either West Ham or QPR who by the time we play them will have nothing but pride to play for. Surely staying in the top division is a bigger incentive for our players. It’s time they played their heart’s out for the badge & forget the situation the manager is in. Surely they are not going to risk relegation to get the man sacked!

  • 145 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Considering that Blanc has come out and critisied NUFC for it’s transfer policy I very much doubt we stand a single chance in hell of getting him here, as for Ole Gunner, he’s as much a risk as anyone

  • 146 AMEOBI // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I’m still behind Pardew and my team.. yes he’s to blame for these results but the players haven’t been up to form. Keep pardew till end if season, maybe replace if Ashley has balls to get rid.. get behind our team!

  • 147 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:22 PM


    I wasn’t bragging at all….I was defending those who recently started calling for his head. Saying i could see both points of view, for and against pardew, but recently i get why a lot changed their mind, saying people aren’t hypocritical just reacting to the capitulation of our team this past 2/3 weeks.

    If anything I am doing the opposite of what you criticised me for haha

  • 148 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    So poyet has got a team playing well ,great
    There are managers who have won things who have experience at big clubs (we arnt any more)
    Who know about the presure involved,who MA wont be so readily said yes to from.
    Why risk it yet again like we have so often under MA?

  • 149 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    west lancs

    if we turn up to attack those sides we can beat them both. West ham have hit form but QPR are getting stuffed off everyone.

  • 150 papscrunt // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Very valid points, and I agree we aren’t a top team anymore. I don’t think we could pull a big name anymore. A lot of people want Moyes (I rate highly) coming to us would be a huge step back of him. Whoever/whatever happens I believe the whole infrastructure at the club has to change. Our training/thinking is still in the 80’s. We have to catch up with the times.

  • 151 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Also who was the hero that through a scarf?

    When was the last time that happened?

  • 152 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM


    Either Klopp or Rudi Garcia would be the one i’d love to see come in but can’t see Klopp happening as his star has risen this past few seasons and there will be bigger clubs looking to take him. Garcia is realistic i think as France now as the 75% tax ruling, he’d get us playing good football and will get us playing as a team again

  • 153 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    West Lancs Geordie

    players will risk getting relegated, these days there’s no passion in football just money they will get

  • 154 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    * threw

  • 155 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM


    Not in the same league as the idiot who threw is season ticket at McClaren on the last day of the season

  • 156 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Rudi Garcia in the Summer but we need someone now to come in a vitalise the team.

  • 157 woodsee // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    whoever says ashley isnt stupid needs to remind themselves that hes the tit who gave pardew an 8 yr deal,anyway already lookin forward to next years trip to the pleasure beach for the big battle of the wongas,

  • 158 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:28 PM


    Im laughin because i have been calling for the right thing to be done all season..

    And im HAPPY because PARDEW will be deffinately sacked off the back of this and the fact that people were calling ME stupid!!

    Shut your mouth!

  • 159 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:28 PM


    Did someone throw a shirt at Souness once?

  • 160 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:28 PM


    He isn’t that much of an idiot as he only has to give him a one year pay-off

  • 161 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    There was also a bit in the game where it showed Shola with his head in his hands could have been crying as much as he is a limited player who should not get a game at least he cares

    That goal where they showed Mbiwa and Haidara not chasing back for a goal was shocking as well I knew it would take the players a while to settle into the league but they are really struggling to cope with the pressure

    I think the players will be better for the experience next season obviously when they are at a new club lol

    I think there will be a list a mile long to take over the manager job in the summer for me the biggest signing has to be a manager

    Give whoever it is the wages he wants and give him all the TV sponsorship and Wonga money to get what he needs to be a success

    Someone of Pochettino’s quality would work wonders with our club

  • 162 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM


    yeah mate my ex girlfriend brother

  • 163 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM


    Not sure mate, but I think there would have been a lot of peole who would have thrown something at him 😀

  • 164 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM


    I spotted the flaws in Pardew before most people and let everyone know from day one because i love this club!

    Dont tell me i dont u silly c**t

  • 165 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Look at Manu
    Who is there biggest asset?
    It isnt a player is it.

  • 166 papscrunt // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Ali Dia throws him a surprise party every year. Boumsong, Luque and Corradi Grabbi are always guests too.

  • 167 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Unless we get a mega billionaire we are never going to win anything so why don’t the bottom 12 clubs plus the top six from the Championship just form a breakaway league? What is the point at the start of the season saying it would be great to finish 6th but we’ll have to put weakened teams out in the FA Cup & League Cup because otherwise we may be relegated to a league we may be good enough to win. WE’ll sign players on mega bucks & give them long contracts which they’ll walk out of if we are relegated. The fans will pay high ticket prices to pay for players wages but will never have a chance to win anything unless they are relegated . Bloody madness!!!

  • 168 Ulster_Toon // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Need a change of manager whoever really. The players do not seem motivated, encouraged or confident in how we play at the moment. Just someone to give us a bit of self belief would make a big difference. I would take Di Matteo any day of the week.

  • 169 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Infact look at any big sucsessful club
    Who is there biggest asset (apart from maybe 4 or 5 players on the planet)

    who is our biggest asset?

  • 170 valle // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    He needs to go now im afraid… Question is, will we replace him with someone who can take us to the next level? You all have your favorite and most of you are bound to be disapointed, but we will just have to wait and see i guess.

  • 171 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    I’m pretty sure any CB would struggle to partner Taylor, is so irratic he doesn’t know what he’s doing so is any partner!!

    Fair enough mate
    It was me that said about klopp, the reason that we won’t pay top wages for a top manager is because of our tight fisted chubby owner

    Oh is he? You think? Has he been sacked ummmmmm no
    Sad petty little WUM if all you can do is come on here and laugh at other fans after a 6-0 drubbing
    Those who were calling you stupid were spot fcuking on

  • 172 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Di Mateo would only come if given the job full time,please lets not end up here saying the same shite in a year or twos time

    Please not again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 173 woodsee // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    jack b hes not gone yet

  • 174 Brutooon // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    the most STUPID tactics in FOOTBALL HISTORY

    At Home
    Need points to avoid relegation
    Played two defensive midfielders (Anita and Tiote) – which BTW DIDNT EXIST at all in the first half

    – sissoko and jonas are NOT wingers
    -Cisse is not a target man, hence DONT play the long ball tactics
    – Anita – NEVER convinced me at all. even if we pay FREE for him
    – 4-2-3-1 only suits if the three attacking midfield are interchangeable for example Nasri-Aguero-SIlva or Mata-Hazard-Lampard. Not with JONAS !!!

  • 175 bollance // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Said it before. The manager who is in charge at the start of next season need to be high profile enough to attract the continental players we are after these days. Good players, not after cash, will be attracted by a high profile manager.

    We don’t sign trophy signings. But do we need a trophy manager?

    Pardew is not top draw but has managed to attract good players and certainly has an abundance of passion. It is sad that the season and NUFC career and fallen apart this season. He must be realising it is all coming to an end.

  • 176 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    C’mon guys.

    Lets not argue about who said what and who defended who.

    On a day like today it shouldn’t feel good to be right and it shouldn’t feel any worse to be wrong.

    We’re all hurting on a similar level and we shouldn’t resort to abusing each other.

    If this storm cloud has a silver lining its that this season will force change whatever happens.

    If we survive in the PL Pardew will be gone.

    If we are relegated from the PL I believe Ashley, Llambias and Pardew will be gone.

    Now wether you supported Pardew or were abused for disliking him it doesn’t matter. Results like today get things done and wake people up to the fact that we need change.

    It doesn’t make you a lesser person to say ‘yeah i was wrong’ but it doesn’t make you a better person to say ‘yeah I was right’.

    I’d love to take all those times I was abused and insulted and throw them back in the faces of the ones who did it but in all honesty I’d take abuse everyday if it meant never feeling like this again.

  • 177 TimKrulFan // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Imagine if Cisse didn’t score against Fulham we’d be down.

  • 178 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Solano – didnt I warn you about the mini accountants on this blog?! The football fans who think they should be working with KPMG or PWC ?

  • 179 NUFCarter // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Garth crooks In! Haha :)

  • 180 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM


    True, but I’d be amazed if he’s here next season, irrespective of what league we are in. You don’t become a self made billionaire without learning lessons

  • 181 Joe Blog // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Jurgen Klinsmann – he oversaw the transformation of the German national team, which has trickled into the Bundesliga and is a Spurs legend, somebody who as a supporter of them I’m sure MA will have a soft-spot for.

    Just checked before I posted, he’s in charge of USA :/

    Oh well! There are plenty out there with a similar profile, as has already been mentioned.

  • 182 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM


    I love newcastle united

    Dont start twisting my words u f****** c***!

    Im laughing because this is the day that everyone sides with my opinion after a whole f****** season of moaning about the clueless c***!

    Im happy because Pardew will be gone and cant f*** our club up anymore!

    Your just as bad as Pardew you mong.

  • 183 valle // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Most of the names people mention for next manager would be a disaster… Di Matteo? The guy who managed winning the champs league by playing the 3 most ugly games of football ever to be played in a row?. If we replace him, at least come up with someone better, and dont say Keegan or Clark please.

  • 184 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    What makes me laugh is we’ve had much worse teams and hated a lot off horrid managers but in reality we have never been in a relegation battle apart from Kinnear and Pardews teams.

    I hated Souness but we were never going to get relegated. Even with Boumsong and Bramble. This is so much worse.

  • 185 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM


    ah right, didn’t realise it was you who mentioned klopp.

    But don’t see why we cant get a manager like him, not him now as very good and proven at top level, but somebody like him before he joined dortmund. 35k a week is nothing for a wage in a football club, don’t see why we wont

  • 186 Spotlight Kid // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Pardew’s first game in charge was overseeing Hughton’s XI beat Liverpool 3-1. I remember the smug look on his face, like it was all his doing – the new messiah had arrived. His previous record showed he knew little or nothing about PL football then, and 2.5 years later he’s still the same clueless dipstick – except he’s by now squandered the tactics, organisation, discipline and (most importantly) team spirit that he unjustly inherited from Hughton.

    He has in that time reduced top international players to Sunday League post-hangover hoofers, while being buoyed up by a series of the most ludicrous lucky results last season. Yet, somehow, he is still in charge. Millions spent on new players in January, and here we on the edge of relegation after shipping 9 goals at home in two games – and some fans are still wondering whether or not to sack him. WAKEY. WAKEY!!

    Let me say it again for those having difficulties with 0-6 at home to the same Liverpool FC he gladly took the accolades after the 3-1 victory back then….. Pardew is an impostor, a charlatan, a con-marchant, a chiseler, a fake, a malingerer, a dissembler, a fraud, a hoaxer, a flour-flusher, a bluffer, a gob-shiter, a quack, a flimflammer…etc. etc.

    What Pardew is not now, nor has ever been, is an astute, competent, professional, PL standard football manager – and that is what we badly need at the moment.

    In fact I am inclined to seriously agree with the view that just sacking him and letting the players & coaching staff pick the team for the last 3 games would be a better way to avoid relegation than following AP over the Championship cliff as he further stifles the natural ability I presume is still in these players somewhere…?

  • 187 West Lancs Geordie // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Right Transfer Sage.
    WE believe anyway if none of the others do.
    We’ve never won anything since I’ve been a supporter apart from the Championship but it’s never a dull moment being a Toon fan!
    The crisis may be over next weekend – hopefully.
    Start thinking positive & remember tomorrow is the first day of the rest of yer life!

  • 188 Novocastrian66 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    There is only one good thing, if there could be one good thing, about today; if we mange to stop up, somehow, Pardew will be gone.
    No way will he be manger next season.
    I sent the lads a message BEFORE the match, predicting Pardew’s excuses for losing, copy below.
    The sun got into the players eyes. The ball was too round. The grass was too green. Their players had studs in their boots.
    My point was he had no more excuse, other than he is f*****g useless.

  • 189 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    1 min ago
    C’mon guys.

    Lets not argue about who said what and who defended who.

    On a day like today it shouldn’t feel good to be right and it shouldn’t feel any worse to be wrong.

    This is exactly my point Beattie
    Can’t understand people on here jumping round high giving each other and stating there fcuking happy!

  • 190 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    According to the Mirror, Dortmund want Cisse if Lewandowski leaves in the summer, could we do a swap deal for Klopp???

  • 191 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM


    You think he will stay? Hahahshaha!!!

    Ooops sorry for laughing i forgot you a miserable c*nt!

  • 192 bollance // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Rudi Garcia – Lille 12th highest passing accuracy at 84% across top divisions European divisions (presume this season?).

  • 193 toon22 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    In any big company,new management usually takes a few years for all the changes to filter through.
    Im just not sure if its MA or AP were seeing ;(

  • 194 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    spotlight kid

    good point actually. Considering in the evertn home game this year just when ba left he kept cisse on the right as he said a day wasn’t enough to change the team set up makes you think how he can take credit for the liverpool 3-1…surely he didn’t have time to stamp his style/system on the side.

  • 195 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Cisse would be amazing in that Dortmund team he would score 30 or 40 goals in a season with them the chances they create and movement of Cisse would be lethal

    He was one of the top scorers in Germany playing in a lower league team so he has a good reputation there

  • 196 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM


    I’m laughing because this is the day that everyone sides with my opinion after a whole f****** season of moaning about the clueless c***!


    And you’re laughing on the day that we step closer to relegation!!!

    If you can laugh for any reason today you really need to have a word with yourself mate

  • 197 woodsee // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    jack b if ashley was as clued up football wise,as he is selling trainers and shell suits,555 million profit last yr i believe,then he should go for mourinho,a manager at last the fans deserve

  • 198 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    It’s not twisting your words when your posting smileys and stating your genuinely happy
    Oh and he’s not gone is he so there’s no reason to be spouting off about being happy
    Oh and you didn’t say you were happy he was gone you said you were happy your were right
    So if you feel like celebrating tonight fcuk off elsewhere

  • 199 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM


    There are no moral victories when a team gets beat.

    I’ll be rubbing it in people’s faces when we get a quality manager and win some silverware. Then I can say ‘told you so’.

    To even take any personal pride in this is wrong IMO.

    I understand why is some warped way.

    People like Cockney mag have been abused for their views and I think it’s just a release but he shouldn’t resort to insults when he was insulted himself.

    Best thing is I cannot remember you ever insulting anyone for their opinions yet it’s you two going hammer and tongue. Ha ha

  • 200 Joe Blog // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM


    You buffoon, you speak as if you were the only one, there’s been a fair portion since last summer, however some have good grace and recognise we’re all one and the same, so give up the persecution complex, yeah? Good lad.

  • 201 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM


    So you think Pardew will stay after the worst defeat at St James’s park for nearly 100 years? Hahahhaahahahahahahahahah!!!!!

    Ooooppps!!! Sorry i forgot you were a miserbale low life clueless c***!

  • 202 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Its strange how things work out. Saints fans hammered their chairman but he got a better manager and saved them. Our fat tool gave a long contract to a useless manager who got a lucky streak in ove season. As I said, the NUFC wanted to show that we had a vision of continuity. But continuity only works if you have a good manager , or a good potential mgr, to start with. The way things look now, the most we are going to get in 1 point. Question is – can that be enough???? I hope so, or we’re gonners.

  • 203 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Normally I don’t mate but do you really think any normal fan would put up with some one gloating about something so petty on a night like to night
    Fcuk that I’m going Beattie on him

  • 204 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM


    Garcia is a top class manager who helped make Cabaye the star player we sign (then destroyed), he created the most goals in France the season before he came to us. he loves to play quick, free flowing football and could work wonders with this squad

  • 205 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Pardew is going and im right which means im really f****** happy, yes!

    Im not happy about relegation but weve been there for a long time now…

    Wake the f*** up!!!!

  • 206 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    He’s already talking about training Monday and if you the fat ash will sack him when the right time was after the Sunderland game then your the deluded one

  • 207 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Cocneymagpie, using words like “mong” really just shows you up to be an immature muppet. Grow up you silly tosser. TDS has contributed more to this blog than you ever will, believe me.

  • 208 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    This loss will hopefully get rid of Pardew so im looking at the brightside.

    I want nothing more than success for nufc and if Pardew is managing them we have no hope of that!

    Relief is the word.

  • 209 Robinio // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    is the FCB really going to sack Pardew . Is there another gutless manager out there who would work for that clown and have no say whatsoever in who is sold and bought ? Lets face it we are all fcked while that fat twat stays in charge . Who can say he is doing a good job if he takes us down twice in 2 years . Looking at Wigans run in its very possible as they could easily overhaul us and I cannot see another point for us this season after todays humiliation

  • 210 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    This team has all the ingredients for success yet it needs the right cook to bring it together.

    Usually a new manager taking over a team would take years to transform them but for us it’d be a lot quicker. We have a team that could literally and effortlessly slip into a wonderful unit.

    All we need is a forward thinking coach.

    Take for example Brendan Rodgers, if he had taken over us we’d be playing as well as if not better than Liverpool IMO.

    And I agree with the above. Cisse playing as a predator in a team that creates chances would be a 30-40 goal a season player. I cannot believe he has been a target man/right winger all season.

    It honestly makes me sick to see such mismanagement. What a shame and what a waste of a players ability.

  • 211 Transfer Sage // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM


    Cisse wouldn’t work at dortmund in my view.

    They play a lot into lewendowski to hold, head, link play, set up with through balls…cisse can’t do any of that, he can only finish.

    Not good enough for dortmund i don’t think, not as a starter anyway.

  • 212 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    well lads i’m off, chat with you’s tomorrow.

  • 213 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Contributed to this blog?

    Sorry, is his opinions far greater because he has no life and is constantly on this blog?


  • 214 Robinio // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    #’twice in 5 years

  • 215 Bambams // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Fellas lets get one thing clear here. … we are playing with no shape and so negative BUT do we genuinely believe Ash will sack Pardew. …. I DON’T. ….

    We have supported the best way we can (no trophy for years but still turn up) for as long as I can remember, but Ash and co don’t have the feeling we do – so why should we expect him to understand.

    I am for once lost for words. … I believe we will not get another point and we need to rely on others to keep losing.

    Remember though, as passionate as we are. … This is Newcastle United and we will always support our club !

  • 216 woolerbill // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    In my 45 years as a nufc fan we have and only three managers, Joe Harvey, Kevin keegan and sir bobby. If we can’t have one of that quality we will never be the club we hope for. M/A you have the money of 52,000 hard working people in your pocket pay up or get out.

  • 217 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    It’s not about opinion ffs it’s about trying to show a bit of class
    To come on a blog full of toon fans and start blabbing how your happy shows you up as a WUM

  • 218 Munster Mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I wonder how llambias must feel about his 5 yr plan and his purples now ? Time for bed guys. Still sick and so annoyed. HTF can a club with 52000 home fans end up in this much shit so often????

  • 219 thai-mag // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    the only way the Toon will stop up is if Wigan dont get the 5 points they need to go above us, because we wont get 1 more point this season

  • 220 JackButler // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM


    No he contributes to the blog as he has the ability to construct a sentence without ranting like a six year old who’s on a sugar-rush and desperately in need of growing up

  • 221 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM


    So i calling him a mong is immature but silly wanker isnt?


  • 222 Joe Blog // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    I for one, want to know what Kets thinks about this fallout and to see his list of managerial candidates, think it’ll be something like this:

    Macho Man Randy Savage

  • 223 Beattie25 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Also I’ve been a spectating fan for 21 years.

    There are many in here that have seen more and been around supporting longer.

    Considering that was our worst defeat at home in 87 years, how does this rate?

    For me it’s the worst I’ve seen in 21 years. Where does it rank in yours?

  • 224 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Whatever you bunch of keyboard bashing homos!

    I love nufc :)

    Bye x

  • 225 JackButler // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM


    I honestly can’t think of a defeat that has hurt as much as this one.

    I’ve seen NUFC teams get hammered in the past but they’ve been hammered after giving everything still hard to take but today we simply laid down and allowed Liverpool to walk right over us.
    All defeats hurt but this one has left me sick

  • 226 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    I’ve followed the toon for 25 years and this was hands down the worst, and tbh that has nothing to do with the score line but purely the manner
    Gutless spineless feeble use whatever word you want but I have never seen such a pathetic display, well since Sunderland anyway
    I’d genuinely drop half the fcuked and use a few fringe players see if they played with any passion

  • 227 LeToonARMY // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    laurant blanc or di matteo will need to come in to save us Alan Pardew should hand in his notice tomorrow morning before he gets the sack

  • 228 Joe Blog // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Assuming the ’90 in his name is his birth year, I think Cockney has Nile Ranger levels of growing up to do.

    I’m outta here, hopefully to wake to the announcement we all want, to lift the gloom.

  • 229 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Oh and Beattie, thankyou for spotting that was out of frustration that i said those things but you and I know I have been wanting the best for the club all season…


    If we won today Pardew would have morw chance of staying manager.

    I look at this result as a positive one.

  • 230 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    @Transfer Sage

    Dortmund are totally flexible though they would create chances on a plate for him Cisse’s movement is unreal its just our team is shite if he knew he was going to get quality passes all the time he would be frightening

    Not as good as Lewandowski but could be just as deadly if given the ammo

    But there is no point in us all arguing over which one of our players would do well etc at somewhere else as it does not mask the pain that I feel right now after watching that performance

    I remember the last time we got relegated and Liverpool totally pounded us that season as well I hate them more than the Mackems we were laughing at them for signing Carroll and Enrique playing in goal but as usual with the Scousers they get the last laugh over my club its been that way ever since i supported the Toon :

    Hammann – Amazing for us Sold To Liverpool
    The 4 – 3 games
    Dalglish and bringing rejects like Rush and Barnes
    Torres – could have signed him he went to them
    Gerarrd always playing a blinder
    Carroll and Enrique leaving to go them
    This latest pounding without their star player

  • 231 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Yeah bye don’t let the door hit ya on the way out

  • 232 Beattie25 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    That’s what I thought. It literally has broken us.

    Not killed us but very nearly.

  • 233 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM


    You need to have sex.

  • 234 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    There is only one good thing, if there could be one good thing, about today; if we mange to stop up, somehow, Pardew will be gone.
    No way will he be manger next season.
    I sent the lads a message BEFORE the match, predicting Pardew’s excuses for losing, copy below.
    The sun got into the players eyes. The ball was too round. The grass was too green. Their players had studs in their boots.
    My point was he had no more excuses, other than he is useless.

  • 235 AsprillaCartWheels // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    I knew last year was a total fluke, we got an on form demba ba to thank for. I will not be surprise if we were to be relegated, do you want to watch a horrid newcastle defence geeting shred to pieces ever week? It was disappointing and heart breaking to watch. We need a change, if we were to miraculously managed to escape relegation, we need to remove pardew from the managerial post, Lets get juup heyneckes or even rafa bernitez on board. Come on, we all knew chris hughton was better than pardew and he was sacked, look at norwich, they are in so much safer position than us! Brace yourself, relegation is coming…

  • 236 JackButler // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    I’ve been following this club for more years that I care to remember (and still no bloody trophy). I’ve seen managers, coaches, players, chairmen, directors and outright owners come and go but the one constant has been the true loyalty of the fans and if ever there was a time that we needed that it’s now!

    Have as good a night as you can lads considering, I’m outta here

  • 237 Schwefelberg // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    I’d forgotten about Llambias 5 year plan.

    I can only assume now that he talked of paying back Pardews casino debt.

  • 238 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    I’m not really in the mood tonight
    Thanks for the offer though

  • 239 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Everone is assuming im a massive c*** because i said i think its funny that everyone has finally jumped on the band wagon after iv wanted him gone all season.

    Imagine if u believed something for more than a year but everyone doubted you and said you were wrong and stupid blah blah blah…

    Do you not think that would bring a sense of relief and happiness that your opinion is finally spouted by many?

    For me its relief and im happy now because pardew has more of chance of f****** off.

    I want the best for this club andthat means if hes gone simple as that!!

    Im not happy in our position as a team as i have expressed most of this season but i am happy because hopefully we can have a new manager come in and save us and show the fans that it is the manager not the players etc.

  • 240 ErnestHemingway // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Far, far, far better players than sissoko, mbwia, debuchy and haidara have come to.England and struggled. We haven’t signed world beaters from a strong league, so to expect them to excel is a bit of a stretch, especially under the circumstances we find ourselves in.

    I’m sure torq is a lovely guy, but what he fails to tell us is that the French league is incredibly weak. Look how aliadiare is flourishing there this year. And giroud was prolific, he looks impotent at arsenal. Chamakh too. Gervinho. The over reaction of a lot of Newcastle fans to the glut of signings was o.t.t.
    Whilst it is too easy to blame the ‘frenchness’, the vast majority of our squad and recent signings are French. To come from a weak league into a hugely competitive league, to a club in a relegation battle is a massive ask. A massive gamble. A gamble we may well lose.

  • 241 stuart no9 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    just listened to pardews post match interview again – not once does he accept responsability. absolutely shocking, blaming the players again . the man is a w;;ker

  • 242 toon22 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    You cant polish shit
    It makes you smell

  • 243 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Ok i said everyone which was wrong but it felt that way, especially at the stsrt of the season.

  • 244 iain // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    We lacked experience and leadership yet he took off arguably two of the most premier league experienced and senior players we had on the pitch at half time in Jonas and Perch which was deserved and then Tiote later although he should never have been on the pitch like Jonas after the derby performances they put in.

    His arguments are as flakey as his excuses.

  • 245 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    More than 200,000 fans have watched Newcastle United’s last four home games. What other club in the world, given our lack of success over the last 50 years, would attract such a crowd? Answers on a pin head please.
    I have given Pardew the benefit of the doubt and listened to his bull shit. His excuses ran out in January.

  • 246 bettyswallocks // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:21 AM


    Good to see you re not gloating and revelling in the demise of Pardew.
    This is about hoping that Ashley makes the right decision to save us from relegation and then take us forward next season.
    You along with the likes of Catchy, Rotonda, Big Kirky and many others could see through Pardews spin due to a sound knowledge of modern football and have stood firm even when we have somehow scraped the odd result in your beliefs that Pardew is clueless.

    Lets hope todays debacle was worth the embarassment and shame to finally rid our beloved club of this phoney.

  • 247 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM


    Didnt wanna add me in that list then nah?

  • 248 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Arrrr what am i doing, im goin bed.

    Pardew better be gone when i wake up!

  • 249 Beattie25 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:29 AM


    Well said good sir. I really can’t understand why anyone would revel in his demise given that his demise is our demise.

  • 250 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Ernie; agree to some point. Mbiwa looks a bag of shit to me, however they are International footballers who have ability above what they’re showing. Something is wrong and the buck stops with Pardew.
    We’re not talking about a bunch of mates who have formed a pub team here. This is a professional sports club who have to be organised to perform at a high level. Not hoyed onto the pitch to do whatever.
    In fact I have played for pub teams with more organisation. Ability isn’t the problem.

  • 251 bettyswallocks // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:32 AM


    You as well mate. Can t list everyone but lets hope this historic defeat instigates the changes that need to be made.

  • 252 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    @237 bettyswallocks; could be too late to save us from the drop.

  • 253 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Revel in his demise because its the only way the clueless c*** is going to go!

    Look at the positives of today.

    If he scraped a win with latw individual brilliance from cisse then i could bet you he will be managing us next season for definate only to get half way through the season and be near relegation again.

    Hopefully after today Ashley has seen what he needs to get rid and forget about his ego.

  • 254 Beattie25 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:37 AM


    I understand what you’re saying and you could look around Europe and add to that statistic.

    Many players from Germany, Spain, Italy etc… have come to England and failed miserably.

    The problem with us isn’t that we have bought overrated players, the problem is we are not giving them best possible chance to succeed.

    Players like Morientes, Forlan, Veron etc… we’re given every chance to succeed but couldn’t settle.

    I would say any player playing in the current set up at nufc would struggle regardless of their nationality or experience.

    If we were playing suitable tactics and they were still failing then I would agree with you that we hadn’t signed world beaters but they are playing aliens tactics to what they are used to and it is coupled with a league they are not used to.

    I think the best is yet to come from them and they will adapt and show their qualities in time but sadly it might be with us at this rate.

  • 255 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    giroud has 20 goals this year

  • 256 Ben-Arfa11 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM


    Newcastle United have Sacked Alan Pardew as Manager after a disastrous run of results which has led them to the brink of relegation and are set to replace him with out of work David O Leary.David who had a very succesful time as Leeds United Manager,led them to an impressive semi final place in the Champions league.

    a toon fan tweeted over the news saying : cant believe we have just got the services of o leary this guy is magic he knows how to spend money wisley and doesnt put his own success ahead of the clubs future cant wait for next season Howay the toon.

    His first signing in the summer is going to be Dynamic Midfielder Alan Smith who is currently plying is trade with big giants mk dons and his 2nd signing will be haaland to bolster the midfield options but of course he will be on a pay as you play deal due to past injuries problems.

    and more breaking news.

    the news just keeps coming for the magpies tonight.

    david o leary plans to appint a technical director and graeme souness is top of his wishlist and will oversea recruitments with the likes of titus bramble and jean alain boumsong top of his short list for an incredible reuninion jean alain boumsong was a big hit on tynside when he plyed his trade for the club before he went off to italian minnows juventus.

  • 257 Beattie25 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Right I will dream of the headlines that should follow this defeat almost certain that they will not be the headlines tomorrow.

  • 258 bettyswallocks // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:41 AM


    I agree.
    If I was in Ashleys position now I don t honestly know what I would do.

    Only he can decide now , lets hope he s learnt enough from his past mistakes to make the right decision.

  • 259 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Pardew has clocked up a load of records this season, all bad ones. The Sunderland game was bad. This is disgrace; no way back for him, for me. SACK.

  • 260 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Iv been a bit aggressive with my opinions tonight but i do not take away anything i have said and apologise to anyone if you have taken offence.

    Hopefully my love and passion has comes accross far greater than my aggression.

    Pardew out would bring a massive relief for me and would 100% give us a better chance of succession.

    Meaning i would be a lot happier!

    Maybe i have been a bit premature and i apologise for that.

  • 261 Toon Tang // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    what will we do if pards does leave though, he will take jonas with him to his next job.

    haha i had a thought of pards resigning and telling guti that he was being taken to his next job which turned out to be a cleaning job at sports direct. can imagine it now

  • 262 ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~ // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Pardew out and he can take Tiote and Gutti with him.

  • 263 Newcastle for alltid // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Before the game today I said we were going to lose. Liverpools passing game was just too much. We don’t even look like a footballing side, instead just waiting to see what’s thrown at us. I spoke to a Liverpool supporter at my local pub today, and he said that he was suprised that we didn’t have more pressure after the break. He said that our players looked “empty”. And that’s what I think as well. We have a tactically inept manager and coaching staff, as well as players who need to get a lesson as to what this is all about. We are 11 players out there and should play like a team. Yet it seems like its every man for himself for us out there, no overall gameplan whatsoever. The opposition every single match must be so happy we’re playing lofty balls without any players able to head them in.

    The championship would be a disaster for us now. Some peopple say that we should in order to reshape our team. But we should be wary. Last time we got Nolan, Smith, Harper, Barto,. Players who took pride in this team. While not the most technically gifted, they played their hearts out for Newcastle United, knowing what it meant to the fans to get up again. Our new “mixed nationality” team don’t properly know what it means. They just have a contract to play out, and will just look for a new team once we go down.

  • 264 AndyNUFC // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Well that scarf being thrown in the dugout says it all…

    … I’ve crossed the line. I wanted to support the direction the club was taking, wanted to support a manager who took us to 5th, but after witnessing 9 goals and not 1 scored in the last 2 home games I’ve had it. Pardew must go. It’s the first time I’ve said this.

    With Carver and Beardsley as coaches – what must they think?! It’s a pathetic state our team is in if they can’t even cross a damn ball to score. Its an inexcusable set up to play Sissoko on the wing with 2 holding midfielders.

    It’s the huddle at the start of the match, to then concede 6 goals, which makes me acknowledge that Pardew is just a division below what this club deserves.

  • 265 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    i never get the argument of 5th last year so unsackable

    its like a window cleaner doing a good job for years than leaving streaks one week, you’d forgive that but if he put his ladder through your bathroom window you’d get shot.

  • 266 p // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Close game today, thought we were just a little unlucky

  • 267 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:51 AM


    pardew? is that you?

  • 268 Slatymag // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Italian minnows – nice!

    Had enough shite for one day. Hopefully wake up to…a time machine!!??

  • 269 Laurent Blanc // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Completely agree mate. What do u think is going to happen now?

  • 270 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    cockneymagpie90; no need to apologise mate. Your anger is justified. Saturday’s result was of seismic proportion and deserves a passionate reaction. PARDEW OUT.

  • 271 p // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Shit i keep telling my alta ego to stop smoking crack

  • 272 bettyswallocks // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    I can remember us being in similar situations over the years thinking whats the point of blaming the manager and sacking him when the whole team needs upgrading.

    I actually feel sorry for Ashley today as he has actually managed to accumulate the best bunch of players we ve had for a long time and dickhead Pardew has ruined the whole plan.

  • 273 ErnestHemingway // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Giroud is awful

  • 274 ErnestHemingway // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    He did look outstanding against us when his team banged in 7 though. Arsenal fans were pleased he got sent off last week so he is suspended.

  • 275 mot7 // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    After this im realy not botherd if any of our so called big players go in the summer.
    Not one of them has a backbone not one busted a gut out there today .
    Pards is to blame for the shabolic team organisation but some players out there dont look like they give a shit and thats because they realy dont give a shit.

  • 276 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:58 AM


    how? links play, scores goals, does everything you want a forward to do…done well in an average arsenal side for his first year

    reminds me a lot of lewandowski…just the level lower than him but same attributes

  • 277 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM


    not heard a single arsenal fan say that myself…he is there best forward by a distance

  • 278 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:01 AM



    Cant believe people call for Ashley to go when the foundations he has layed are amazing!

    His mistakes are appointing Pardew and giving him an 8 year contract and changing the stadium name.

    Hes not doing himself any favours if he decides to keep Pardew.

  • 279 pbandj // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Im worried that the only reason Pardew is still here is so Ashley doesn’t end up looking like a fool for giving him such a long contract. There is no doubt in my mind that Pardew must go and I’ve said it for a while now. We desperatly need someone to come in and control the last 3 games of the season.

  • 280 Nufcjoss // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Sack him allready! do it now, instead of sacking him when we relegate.. This is the last club pardrew gets in the PL

  • 281 AndyNUFC // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Laurent I think we’ll very fortunately stay up – whether we’re fortunate for another year of Pardew will depend on the summer.

  • 282 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    I’ve just read Pardew’s comment above. I like what he has said. I’ve liked what he has said most of the season, often been bull crap, it just hasn’t manifested into improved match day performances.
    I don’t hate the man on the contrary, I like him. He just isn’t up to the job. It’s a twatting shame but life is shit and talk is for free. We can all talk a good game but none of us can deliver what we want.

  • 283 bettyswallocks // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:10 AM


    The dilemma is does he get rid now or wait till the summer.
    The priority is avoiding relegation obviously but its a close call what to do right now.

  • 284 El Tino // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    We ve got a team full of internationals and pards has probably got them confused wit this sh.t style of football. we ve almost always played crap football since he s been here. he doesnt like his teams to impose their style, just likes to nullify opposition with hard work.

    I reckon Pardews best hope is to drop everyone and bring in the players that suit his style for next weeks match:

    Jonas,Gosling,Perch, Obertan
    Haidara,Williamson, Taylor,Simpson
    This will prob b our championship team as well. Might as well get them used to playing together

  • 285 El Tino // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    i forgot pards likes to play ppl out of position to confuse them more. so play shola centreback and williamson as a striker.

  • 286 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    if we sack him now we will not get a good manager til the summer so would be backroom staff. no manager will sign up knowing he may be in 2 division with a lot of top players wanting to leave

    carver said he gets one day out of 5 to work on attack, give him 5 days to work on it, can’t be any worse that pardew now

  • 287 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Sack him now!

    No question about it mate…

    Know one can do a worse job than him in the last few games than hes done in his last few.

  • 288 AndyNUFC // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Is it just me thinking Ashley has only gave an 8 year deal because he’s found a kindred spirit in Pardew? Not a clue what to do at this level, but if doing well should be given a chance?

    I’ve read spout that Pardew has the contract to pay back gambling debts, but right now he isnt paying back anything to suggest he deserves our support.

  • 289 nick_9 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    I’m surprised it has taken this long for some fans to realise Pardew couldn’t manage a team successfully on Fifa let alone in real life. The man is void of any ideas and is arrogant too, all this my team wouldn’t play like that malarkey.

    1 away win in 17 games
    18 defeats so far, same as relegation season 2008-2009 in total
    Most goals conceded in the league even after spending 15 million on defensive players in january.
    Only reading have lost more in the league this season.

    The man is a negative minded, old fashioned egomaniac who has had limited success throughout his career. It smacks of his time at every other club, trying to turn strikers into wingers and breaking every bad record going. Worst derby defeat in god knows how long and now home defeat in 90 years. Surely 1 away win all season must be close to another bad record for the man?

    All because of europe and injuries? The man had no bottle to make a first half sub today and he cannot get the players fired up or do the basics. This lot could be playing so much better with a bit of coaching. Yes im late ranting away but i’ve only just got back from the game now!!!

  • 290 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Thanks but no thank pardew. See ya later

  • 291 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    2/1 to get sacked

  • 292 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:23 AM


    i would, he isnt getting even fight from them now, pathetic from him and the players, they are to blame also. i’d let carver, our attacking coach, take over for 3 games


    he was linked with england job, 8 years was to get us top money if we released him. he was a 1 year payout only if sacked

  • 293 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    @ 274bettyswallocks; doesn’t really matter we’re down anyway. The problem is how do we rebuild. We haven’t got a squad of damaged goods like the last time we were relegated that nobody wanted. They were still good enough to get out of the Championship.
    The current squad by and large will not stay and what we will be left with will not ge good enough. We should have some money to spend though after they all jump ship.
    Lee Clark is the man to sort us out.

  • 294 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:25 AM


    i cant think of a single player who he has tried to convert to another position who looked good

    its square pegs in round holes every week….i’m fed up.

  • 295 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:26 AM


    cant see us going down

    dont honestly think villa and wigaan will both get 37 points

  • 296 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Nick; you couldn’t have been following this blog mate. The ground swell of opinion has been after Pardew’s blood for months. With some justification.

  • 297 nick_9 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Sage i’m more than fed up. Us fans pour our hearts, souls and wallets into that club and its not good enough lately. All season i have been dying to see improvements so i can keep the faith in the management but the last three games have finished me off. The team look like they lack cohesiveness every game almost as though they do not even train together. No improvements in defense even after spending 15 million and its safe to say not replacing Ba didn’t help/

  • 298 nick_9 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Novo – I have distanced myself from this blog for some time because in all honesty i felt like i was in the minority, many others come on here as a way of venting their frustrations so why should i add to it? I’ve been labelled a negger plenty of times when all i have asked is for the team and manager to give their all and show some passion. Steven Taylor almost cried in an interview today and in contrast Pardew stated how a team of his wouldn’t play like that!!! Distancing himself from the performance.

  • 299 Jonny // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Pardrew get the f**k out of my club now.

  • 300 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Sage; yes. Goal difference will finish us. I have said this previously before Saturday’s stuffing. I can see Villa beating Sunderland. Wigan will get enough to need a point on the last day. Villa will need a point last day too. We will have to beat Arsenal to stay up, which we won’t achieve. Villa and Wigan will manage to draw, even if it’s 26 each. Resulting in our doom.
    The ill winds are blowing our way. No stopping them.

  • 301 El Tino // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Pardew wont ever be sacked. He doesnt get paid. He’s working off his casino debt. Best we can hope for is demotion. But then it will take longer to pay it off and he ll be at the club longer :(

  • 302 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:36 AM


    Same mate… if u read my posts within the last couple hours iv been sayin the same!

    I wanted him gone since he started Cisse and Ba as a partnership early on this season…

    Absolute joker.

  • 303 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    Nick; fair play mate wasn’t having a pop, for what’s it worth I agree with everything you stated.

  • 304 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    El Tino; do you honestly believe that bollocks?

  • 305 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:41 AM


    there is a huge list of problems this season…injuries and not strengthening in the summer are beyond pardews control but even then he seems to take lack of investment lying down as he knows fine well he won’t get a bigger gig than us if he opens his mouth, be back to league 1.

    – players out of positions
    – negative football which doesnt work anywhere near as well the times he lets them actually play
    – some players play every week despite form
    – never score off a corner, pathetic, if we haven’t got a good header then do something other than pump it into the box
    – top players getting worse under him

    and finally today looked like they just through in the towel, zero effort after the first goal by all except saylor. He bleeds black and white an no matter how limited he is i’d have him over that sniveling coward mbiwa anyday of the week.

    The way mbiwa and haidara didn’t even walk back for one of sturridge’s goals was a bloody embarrassment and that sickens me more than pardew’s incompetence.

    Regardless of whether they like the manager or not too many players today didn’t even put a shift in, i’d make some big changes for the next game. personally go like this

    simmo taylor colo perch
    sissoko anita marv
    hba cisse gouff

    not ideal but perch gives 100% and i’d rather that than what haidara gave today, complete joke.

  • 306 bettyswallocks // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:42 AM


    Don t be like that we have to try and remain positive.

    Relegation would set us back years. We re on the verge of something good here once he s gone.

  • 307 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    el tino

    bollocks mate. No way is that true. Why would ashley keep a manager like pardew who is costing him millions with low league finishes to pay off a little gambling debt.

    surely he would sack him and let him work at a different club to pay off the debt. He still gets his money and newcastle do better/earn more with a proper manager.

  • 308 nick_9 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Cockney – Not many fans wanted him in the first place so it was always going to be an uphill task even though fans are fickle. To sack Hughton who fans loved at the time wasn’t on, we then had hopes of Martin Jol and so on and ended up with a guy with little experience with players from the main market we buy from. Finishing fifth helped but that was almost a year ago. I cannot remember a good 90 minute performance this season.

    Novo – Aye i know you wasn’t having a pop mate, just a little wound up still so i apologies if my posts are a bit full on

  • 309 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:44 AM


    can’t see it myself, think we have enough to stay up. also a great chance of points at qpr, they are as bad as us.

  • 310 El Tino // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I have no idea man. I still cant work out how Pardew got this job.

  • 311 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:46 AM


    i said early 5th was great but its not a free pass to serve us dross this year, only gets him so much time.

    if a window cleaner does a cracking job for a year, low fee, spotless windows, you can forgive him one week if we leaves a few marks whilst getting used to the new squeegee but you won’t be so forgiving if he puts his ladder straight through your window.

  • 312 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    el tino

    being cheap helped, also coming from being sacked from a league one job meant this was above him. Means he can’t kick up a fuss or he is gone and be back to scraping a much lower pay in league 1.

  • 313 nick_9 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Sage – Agree with that. Our play is all too predictable. If i can guess the starting eleven then surely a scout from another team can look at our injuries and recent starting players and quickly see what it will be? Even our play is far too predictable or aimless. Corners are no benefit to us so we may as well just start knocking it side to side some more.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ben Arfa start the next game now with Gouffran and maybe even Collo.

  • 314 Transfer Sage // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    just looked into a banner being flown over st james’ last game of season “pardew out”. would be around 2/300 quid but worth it.

  • 315 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    @ 306 bettyswallocks; I’m being pragmatic rather than pessimistic, although I am mister negative. Such is life following the Toon.

  • 316 Novocastrian66 // Apr 28, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Nick; no need to apologise man and you weren’t full on. You were right on.

  • 317 cockneymagpie90 // Apr 28, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    Someone mentioned Redknapp to come in at the end of the season…

    That makes sense and he can bring Remy, Tarrabt and Samba with him :)

  • 318 ende // Apr 28, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    //simmo taylor colo perch
    //sissoko anita marv
    //hba cisse gouff

    yes, but I would adjust this slightly by putting marv in between sossoko and anita, letting them play more box to box ish in front of the d.

  • 319 23nufcAD // Apr 28, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    replacements for pardew
    di mateo
    marinho(unlikely I know)
    nigel adkins

  • 320 AKB // Apr 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Everyone needs to calm down . . . .

  • 321 JP...from The Rock // Apr 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    daztoon-anti christ is that the time – #9 – What do you expect him to do then? defend a losing situation? At least he went for it in the second half bringing in HBA and Gouffran. Though he should have STARTED THEM!

    Many times Pardew can’t win over fans but I have to say I am as disgusted as anyone as to how we are now.

    I am afraid Pardew leaving might be the right choice now. This month has possibly been the worst month of our fine history and we could even go down again for only our second time in history and within 5 years!!!

    I am distraught as how we are now and am extremely worried to where we’re heading :/

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