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Let The Players Know We Fully Support Them

9:46 am, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

Our players let us down in the last two games at St. James’ Park, but it’s the players and manager Alan Pardew who can save us, and keep us in the Premier League this season.

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Fabricio Coloccini - back on Saturday hopefully

We don’t need to talk too much about the catastrophe it would be if we are relegated for the second time in four years and the second time in five seasons – it would simply be a complete and utter tragedy. :(

So even if some fans are annoyed at Alan Pardew and some of the players – who did not give 100% in those two home league defeats – we still need to give them massive support in the last three games, starting on Saturday at West Ham.

And Newcastle’s allocation of tickets has already been sold out, and we take our hats off to those fans who are travelling to Upton Park on Saturday – they are the salt of the earth as far as Newcastle United are concerned.

Let’s ensure the players know we are 100% behind them – and maybe you can send a message of support whatever way you can – although this is how you can contract the club to send your message – here’s the link.

We said we’d do something like this earlier in the week – when we still completely numb from the Liverpool performance – and now’s the right time.

If we go down it will not be for tha lack of support of the players – and it could inspire them to great heights in the last three games.

We hope so.

Here’s the link again.

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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lachu // May 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I think we ll stay up , HWTL .. Ed put out some positive articles please .. rather than how bad relegation can be .. 1st

  • 2 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Ibiza,

    It was a joke? laugh son laugh

  • 3 Joe Blog // May 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    I’m sure they already know, that the fury is aimed firmly at Pardew.

    I wonder how many if them do ever log into sites like this? Would just confirm in their mind that Pardew’s a chump.

  • 4 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Indian..Laugh? In times like these? I’ll try.

  • 5 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Joe blog

    don’t call pardue a chump.

    Chumps will be angry

  • 6 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Ibiza

    On the joke.

  • 7 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Really hate managers who make notes on sidelines.

    Not saying that because of pardew, but if he does put in something in that pad, i am sure he can’t read because of his poor handwriting

    Caligraphy leave for pardew

  • 8 Lachu // May 2, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Honestly , no manager on the world would put Shola up top and Cisse wide against Reading , even my granny knows better football ..
    Well be safe .. HWTL

  • 9 Joe Blog // May 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Indian Magpie

    You’re a bit scatty this morning (for UK). What have you been putting in your hookah pipe? ;)

  • 10 HAZZY1 // May 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    I think pardew is going to use a core of uk based players from def to att thats why we r being linked with McCarthy and Spearing and Carroll I dont mind that idea just as long as we keep the best french players id sell Tiote, Ben-Arfa, Obertan, Colo is going id like Lescott or Kolo Toure for there prem experience they would sort out the def until Streete, Good, Mbubu, Satka come through Mbiwa will come good look at colo the first season he played it takes time to udjust we need to keep Socks, Cabs, Mbiwa, Goofy and Deb’s id give him a season to adjust as well he gets caught out to often needs time.

  • 11 BigKirky // May 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I was still trying to support even after the whistle after the abysmal game last week. “we love you Newcastle, we do, ooh Newcastle we love you” along with the others who had stomached it to stay ’til the end.

    Pardew is making players look dreadful and yes they should have performed better, however…

    You can have a beautiful boat/ship made of the finest materials, yet if you have no rudder to steer and plot your path, your vessel will be all over the place, ‘all at sea’. That is the Liverpool game to a tee as well as the Sunderland game.

    The rudder has been breaking all year. Pardew has been dismantling it, preferring to use his belief that the equivalent of a piece of paper held in the water to steer is working.

    Everyone else, including the players, can see it’s just a joke, but still he persists. Even after the Sunderland game where something needed to be done. Yet he just goes with an even more defensive minded team showing he still hasn’t learned even from the debacle of the Sunderland game. Unacceptable for a manager of the lower leagues (isn’t that what he is though?) never mind a Premier League manager of our great club.

  • 12 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Joe blog

    mate its because of the wizardry of pardew, the hookah pipe is just for the showcase

  • 13 blew // May 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    It would help if Pardew was banned from the touchline and not allowed to pick the team. Also keep him out the Dressing Room, if the club are not prepared to sack the idiot.

  • 14 Transfer Sage // May 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    ibiza

    it would be ok making notes if something changes…but the same plan is used every week.

  • 15 Transfer Sage // May 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    that was meant for indian not ibiza

  • 16 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    TS

    IBIZA????

    and people are calling me scatty

  • 17 JARRAMAG // May 2, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    What scares me is that Pardue had the nerve to say we didnt have enough experience on the pitch after the liverpool game and if this is the case he will stick with his love child Jonas and add his main man to the team sheet-Shola.He might even play Williamson to combat Carroll.So with 2 or 3 of these on the pitch at West Ham is anyone confident of getting anything?

    he should play

    Harper
    Simpson Taylor Colo Mbiwa

    Cabaye Tiote Sissoko

    HBA Gouffran
    Cisse

    This line up would get at least 1 point and my hope is that Pardue might stumble on a winning team selection

    God help us

    HWTH
    KTF

  • 18 Lachu // May 2, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Just to fell good ,,, If we indeed we do scrore a late goal and win the game … Pardew u better shut the fk up and stay stone faced in ur tech area… if you run with arms raised towards the crowd and do such drama .. i ll sack you on the pitch , through the public addresser .. #arrogant arsse

  • 19 BigKirky // May 2, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    I feel sorry for Cisse at times. He’s left isolated, yet continues to work hard and chase down even though he’s given relatively little quality to feed on.

    Yes, he misses chances, but he also makes the great runs to get the chance to miss, when may other players don’t even get that.

    Remember, other top players miss too, or they would get at least a goal a game wouldn’t they?

    Cisse on the end of Solano and Robert’s/Ginola’s deliveries all game and he would score a lot more and that is without the extra boost of a manager who knew what he was doing. Plus the more you score, the more confident you will be to get more. It is an upward or downward spiral.

    Pardew promotes the downward one by team selections, tactics and outlook.

  • 20 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Pardew created a wonderful, easy on the eye 4-3-3 formation.

    Then he thought I can’t do this this is not me. this is not brand of football?

    I create neckaches for people

  • 21 Lachu // May 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Good point on Cisse , Big K.. completely agree with you ..

  • 22 Rainrix // May 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if pardews note booked like an a level algebra problem:

    m^2-m-20/m^2+7m+12
    (m – 5)(m + 4)/(m + 3)(m + 4)
    (m – 5)/(m + 3)
    2x^2+7x+3/2x^2+8x+6
    (2x + 1)(x + 3)/2(x + 1)(x + 3)
    (2x + 1)/2(x + 1)
    n^2+2n+1/10n+10
    (n + 1)(n + 1)/10(n + 1)
    (n + 1)/10

    = gouffran off shola on

    Well al you’ve done it again, I’m such a tactical genius!

  • 23 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Pardew’s alternate professions

    1) Rocket scientist – Beacuse of all his team experiments with all diff players in diff positions and expecting results.

  • 24 Lachu // May 2, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Why did he not think of playing Debuchy right mid and simmo right back for mackems and lpool .. he s a great crosser , plus gives the defensive cover needed .. the manager doesnt even try ,, he ll play the same formation and the same personnel and hope for good…living on hope

  • 25 HAZZY1 // May 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Krul
    D.Simpson S.Taylor J.Tomkins N.Taylor

    M.Jarvis J.McCarthy Y. Cabaye N.Redmond

    A.Carroll S.Ameobi

    Team for next yr if pardew has his way.

  • 26 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Rainrix

    Gouffran = M = 7

    Shola = N = -10

  • 27 Lachu // May 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    N.Taylor … Dream on .. ha ha .. He ll e playing in Europe next seaon .. even if he s with the swans

  • 28 Spotlight Kid // May 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Rainrix@22

    Pardew’s notebook consists of a series of half finished doodles of everyday household objects, badly drawn, plus a list of jobs he has to remember to do the next day in the house. Problem is he keeps losing the book so has to start again every game.

    Ed,

    Are you serious about sending a message? These are highly paid professional journeyman footballers on many, many times more per week than nurses and carers earn in a year – yet day in day out these folks have to give the proverbial 100%, often for 50 or 60 hours per week to earn a living wage.

    Don’t encourage these freeloaders. A kick up the pants are what these overpaid primadonnas need – as for Pardew, I would aim the kick elsewhere simply for his sheer unmitigated incompetence.

  • 29 BigKirky // May 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Lachu, I see it every week though, and it’s so frustrating.

    For me, players should be initially geared to creating chances for your front man but keep the team balanced. Not just long looping crosses, but accurate crosses at different trajectories and cut backs along the floor from wide players and a range of of through balls from a creative CAM.

    Players who are chosen in a side should be known to be capable of providing X number of assists in a season along with them chipping in with X amount of goals along the way.

    If the players selected are not known for contributing in this manner, than you are basically fooling yourself into thinking that they are capable of having an effective input on a match day, because they will not.

    It straight away puts pressure on your forward as it limits the chances which will be created for him.

    This is what Pardew does, yet we wonder why we can’t score many or concede to many.

    If you’re not in possession of the ball creating, then you are indeed defending.

    Not only is Pardew limiting the attacking, but in turn he is making the defensive look far worse than it should be. He has continued this even from last season and even the last two horrendous games, he did not, realise this basic trend and change it.

    Instead, he is heaping all kinds of pressure on the players to defend, when he should be, as shown in first half of West Brom, attacking TO defend.

  • 30 Greebol1892 // May 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Ed, gone a bit photoshop-crazy? The pic is Colo’s hair, Jonas’s face, and Debuchy’s jacket…. hmmmm?

  • 31 toonluvva // May 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Our famous, brilliant travelling support will get the message across to the team that we are behind them.

    The problem is that the players are aware that the manager is a joke and hence cannot motivate them.

    As much as the fans may cheer the team on, how will help when the manager has advocated an entirely negative approach to the game.

    I suspect that they can see, like the fans, where the problem lies but are unable to do anything about it.

    That is why I expect to see either Cabaye and or HBA leave this summer. It will all be down to a lack of genuine ambition on the managements side.

    The dross players will of course stay continuing the whole miserable situation until this time next year.

  • 32 Hobs // May 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Get behind the team! Don’t boo, it will only make things worse.

    Help the players get their confidence back for the last matches! Pardew will be manager for the rest of the season, there is nothing you can do about that. Ashley will make his decisions after the season is over.

    Until then, support the team, support the players and support Pardew!

    There is absolutely no way critizising the team any more will help the club against relegation.

  • 33 Hobs // May 2, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Spotlight Kid:

    Imagine you have a crappy job and want to quit. Then your boss double your wages because he wants to keep you. Would that make you work twice as fast? How long would it take before you consider the job to be crappy again?

    There is a lot of science on how companies can keep their employees motivated and efficient. The results show that money is only good for a very short time, before motivation drops again. It turns out the only thing that will motivate people to do a good job is recognition for their work and positive attention. That is why footballers will get these long drops of form, and under-perform when the fans are against them.

    My point is that money is not the only factor motivating players, and that even though you should be able to demand that those who receive big wages perform equally good, that is not how it works in real life.

    That’s why we should support the team!

    I’m sure that Ed, as a former executive at IBM knows a lot about this.

  • 34 remember69 // May 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Are you guys for real? Do you really consider yourselves “SUPPORTERS” when your only contribution is to rack up negative posts?

    I may not be an staunch AP supporter but when managers like Alex Ferguson vote for AP as the manager of the year I have to respect their insight.

    I have my own frustrations in life but wouldn’t dare to presume that I know more than folks that have spent a lifetime on the inside of the profession – that includes my Doctor, my son’s teacher and yes, any EPL manager.

    If you do consider yourself a true supporter then for goodness sake provide support the team when they need it most – be POSITIVE and help build team confidence rather than drag it down.

    Kudos to Ed for showing what support is all about.

  • 35 remember69 // May 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    @ toonluva
    “The problem is that the players are aware that the manager is a joke and hence cannot motivate them.”

    And you know this how??????? I must have missed that press conference………

  • 36 Hobs // May 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    @remember69:

    You are so very right. I am, like you not a fan of AP. But he’s still a better manager than anyone in here. It’s easy for us to see what the team is doing wrong, but I think Pardew sees that aswell. The problem is to fix it with a squad of depressed players with no self-confidence.




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