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Newcastle Get Good Point But Closer To The Drop

5:36 pm, Saturday, May 4th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 154 Comments

Newcastle gained a good point and a clean sheet at West Ham today when we drew 0-0 with West Ham, but Wigan won 3-2 at West Brom in a surprise result, so we are now 2 points worse off than we were before the game today, with Wigan only 3 points behind us with a game in hand and they now have a better goal difference - this is unbelievable.

piss cisse in action

Papiss Cisse in action at Upton Park today

And Newcastle could well have to pay for that 6-0 trouncing against Liverpool last week because now our goal difference is no better than the other relegation sides and worse than that of Wigan and Norwich.

How we managed to get ourselves into this perilous position is a catastrophe still unfolding at Newcastle, and in the last 7 league games we have taken only  5 points  – one win and two draws –  out of a possible 21. :(

Newcastle played in a much more organized way than we did last week – although that was hardly going to be difficult – and there were few chances to either side in the first half

But it looked like Papiss Cisse had put Newcastle ahead on 25 minutes – but his slow shot that had beat the goalkeeper and was rolling into the back of the net was cleared off the line – but it looked over to us.

Newcastle could feel pleased that they were 0-0 at the half.

But in the second half West Ham were in the ascendancy, and Newcastle were put under some pressure, and it was only a string of fine saves from goalkeeper Rob Elliot that kept Newcastle on level terms.

After 65 minutes West Ham had a number of chances to score as Kevin Nolan crossed from the right and Andy Carroll fell in the box as Danny Simpson’s challenged, but referee Dowd waved play on – that was close.

But then it was simply brilliant goalkeeping by Rob Elliot that kept Newcastle level – as he saved twice from former captain Kevin Nolan, and then a shot 30 seconds later from Jarvis was turned around the post by the goalkeeper.

If we do survive in the Premier League this season those three stunning saves will be remembered.

But overall it was a decent point for Newcastle, but now Wigan are only 2 points behind Newcastle and play Swansea in the make-up game on Tuesday night and if they win that they will go above Newcastle and we could be third bottom.

It seems like it will go down to the last game of the season at Arsenal – unfortunately – and who would have believed last August that we’d be in this position with just two games to play – and it’s our goal difference that could send us down on May 19th.

That’s the cushion we had – but it was wiped away with the staggering 6-0 defeat by Liverpool.

A good result but hardly good enough for Newcastle, but to try to end on a good note – Coloccini played very well indeed at the back for the Magpies on his return to the side.

Teams:

West Ham (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; O’Brien, Reid, Collins, Demel (Taylor 80); O’Neill, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis (J. Cole 84); Vaz Te (Collison 59), Carroll. Subs: Henderson, Pogatetz, Noble, C.Cole.

Newcastle (4-3-3): Elliot; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa; Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa (Ameobi 65), Cisse, Gouffran (Gosling 77). Subs: Harper, Williamson, Perch, Anita, Campbell.

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154 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dennis Twice // May 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    1st?

  • 2 Dennis Twice // May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Attack Toon attack attack!

  • 3 Joe Blog // May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Dennis Twice

    Give us a rendition of your usual, please?

  • 4 Joe Blog // May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    :lol:

    Got there before me.

  • 5 Dennis Twice // May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    We need to support our club till the end. Attack attack….and i need to stop this drinking……caused by Toon display……

  • 6 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    No point talking about goal diff now…Norwich wtill to play city…Wigan arsenal…scum-spurs…etc yes we still have arsenal just saying anything can happen

  • 7 outsidethebox // May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    repost …ANY team from 11th down can finish 3rd bttm ..that includes stoke and fulham …toon have to beat either qpr away or arsenal at home …fulham have to get point against liverpool at home or swansea away ..lots of permutations 40 pts may not guarantee survival this season …

  • 8 kkma // May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    pardew out !

  • 9 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    PPl sometime forget how lucky we have been with our wins.

    WBA
    Stoke
    Fulham
    Norwich
    Chelsea
    Wigan

  • 10 Dennis Twice // May 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    in ..out…in..out…in…out with Sheryl

  • 11 davetoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    ED – Wigan are 3 pts behind us with game in hand

  • 12 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    PLEASE PLEASE ASHLEY IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY, SACK THIS MANAGER TOMOROW

  • 13 catchy in norway // May 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    davetoon

    and a better goal difference

  • 14 Krul to be Kind // May 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Indian
    Chelsea, Wigan, Stoke, WBA and Norwich wins were far from lucky!

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I often hear the words think positive,but can you imagine if some poor unfortunate soul had contracted HIV that’s probably the last thing you would want to hear.

  • 16 nick_9 // May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I hope you’re all going to come to SJP against Arsenal and raise the roof. This could go down to the wire

  • 17 davetoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    i think wigan will get 4 pts from remaining 3 games and we’ll get 1pt so both teams results against arsenal goal wise could be crucial

  • 18 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Krul

    Stoke win was in last kick of game so would say that was lucky

  • 19 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Out of all the bottom Half teams

    We have the best squad & the WORST manager.

    Guess what we don’t want.

  • 20 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    If wigan lose tuesday it’s over for them

  • 21 Eddie // May 4, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Rene Girard might be able to get the best out of our 2nd rate frenchies (Obertan, Amalfitano, Gouffran, Marveaux, Haidara) if we go down.
    Oh, for what it’s worth… Pardew out.

  • 22 Mark the Mag // May 4, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    why scout quality players with good technique then ask them to huddle into the opposistion box every time we have a free kick in our own half that the goalkeepers boots aimlessly hoping we get a flick on as our main source of attack.

  • 23 davetoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    kevy – u prob right but do they think they will lose?

  • 24 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    marveux 2nd rate….. sigh.

  • 25 elpaso_geordie // May 4, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    ED- Halsey was the ref against Wigan not Dowd……

    Plus I have £50 at 7s for us going down – been on it since Liverpool game and sadly its going to happen….

    Before I get lambasted I need a pick me up after the inevitable happens — Watched every home this season I I cant say I am too surprised to be in this position. Gutted this is going to happen to us AGAIN…….

    No Nolan, Barton or Carroll to bring us up next season either

  • 26 Eddie // May 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Considering his injury record and the fact he has never been capped.. yes, second rate.

  • 27 Cisse's Big Toe // May 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    thing is if we beat qpr we need to go for goals to claw back our GD, not just sit on 1 goal

  • 28 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    @davy imo they will beat swansea and go into the last 2 games head to head with us we will either pick up 1 or 3 at qpr and they will lose to arsenal. If villa relegates us I swear I will get the first plane to newcastle and gut pardrew like a fish.

  • 29 elpaso_geordie // May 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Krul to be kind

    Norwich and WBA wins at home were very fortunate mate – we were outplayed end of

  • 30 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    well thats your opinion but your probs in the minority

  • 31 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Dortmund 1-0 Bayern still 18mins, I think Dortmund will win CL.

  • 32 Krul to be Kind // May 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    If the lads go all out against QPR next week then that shows the man has not motivated the team in recent weeks, the players are awaiting that game IMO, that is very, very, very dangerous and QPR might well be up for it to bring us with them… I can see them raising their game for that one.

    On our day we can get SIX more points in the last 2 games, the players need to WANT it, take Pardew out of the equation, if the players don’t want it more then that’s when we are screwed, and there careers depend on it too. The hunger has been missing in recent weeks with successive capitulations at home.

    If ever there was a time to stick together… it is now

    Too many lads giving up the ghost, how do you think that feels when your on the hallowed turf as a player… SUPPORT this team and stop with the naysaying until the final whistle on the final game of the season, there is 2 weeks to go and then we will know our fate, but Pardew is gone in the summer!

  • 33 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Carr should start scouting for potential manager

  • 34 KevinHann // May 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Okay, I’m officially on the Pardew out wagon. Can’t be happy with a point when those around us throw it all to get a win – now matter the score, the opposition, home or away. I don’t see how this mentality will take us forward even if we survive and buy a striker in the summer. On the other hand a change in management could give us a fresh start, signal intent and probably help keep the better players for at least another season.

    Up for some twitter talk? Join me @ColdInTheNight

  • 35 toon22 // May 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    To be fair i think we played quite well today,we wernt world beaters but it was a drastic improvement over the last few games we have played.
    Yes we didnt quite get the luck we probably need but at least we got a point and could have won it away from home.What the game will do is leave us with a bit more confidence going into the last two games.
    Imo we need at least 3 more points,but it is possible we will stay up regardless.We arnt 4th bottom lol.
    If we get a point at QPR we will go into the last game against Arsenal at home with a chance,im glad we are at home and hope our strong French “feel” to our squad will fancy it.
    We have gotten results against them at home
    Another 4-4 ?

  • 36 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Would love for little wayne routledge to send wigan packing.

  • 37 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    wouldn’t it be funny if we lose to qpr and remy score the winning goal(s)

  • 38 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    KEVYMARTINS…And if they win it’s all over for us…everything went against us today…we’re in deep sh*te now and we could go down on goal difference because the team gave up against Liverpool…absolutely unforgivable. The only good that can come out of this irrespective of whether we survive or not is Pardew will be history.

  • 39 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    no

  • 40 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    dortmund 1 – 1 bayern

  • 41 Cisse's Big Toe // May 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    anyone think simpson underrated defensively, look more solid with him and colo obviously. i would still have debuchy mbiwa colo haidara as my best back 4

  • 42 Bambams // May 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    I just know it will go to the last game of the season and we will probably need three points.

    Did not expect anything today so its a point more…..

    QPR away will be a nightmare, he has to be brave and try with two up front. If we invite them to have a go their players will run us ragged. They will be chilled.

    I said after they beat us that the mackems would still be in the fight…. Stoke wont be easy for them.

  • 43 cyprus // May 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Ameobi comes on this blog! Who else would’ve voted for him?
    Anyway, the second half shambles wasn’t only his fault, but taking off HBA took away our only chance off winning it.
    Cabaye had a stinker with many missed passes and the players seemed knackered in general.
    We are now down to Gosling to turn games…
    MOM was probably Tiote. Good goalkeeping when it mattered, Simpson did ok as did Mbiwa, Colo brought some leadership in the back and Guti defended well, as it seems that’s his job these days.
    You have to feel for Cisse, scrapping at through balls, even scoring I think. Gouffran also tried, in this disjointed performance.
    Can we beat QPR? Probably not and forget Arsenal.
    So, hope from our friendly neighbours AND, most importantly, Villa (yes) will do us a favour in the last game.
    Prediction: Survival on 38 points, Wigan finishing on 36 or 37.

  • 44 Krul to be Kind // May 4, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    NIToon – we outplayed them for 90, as we did with most of those teams, I don’t think keeping concentration for most of the 90 mins counts as lucky, I do think casting up lucky wins is needless, every team has lucky wins, what about the games we had no luck ie today disallowed goal and Mackems disallowed goal at 1 down, Wigan with Haidara and the Hand Of Fig?

    We have been screwed over too by officials, but no one mentions that, I not happy with Pardew neither, but come on… some sh1t being spouted is vicious without foundation.

    As someone said before Pardew would get the blame for poor holiday weather at the moment!

  • 45 Jackel001 // May 4, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I said that Wigan would pick up 3 points from there remaining games and we would pick up 4. MUST get a result against QPR and I have have a feeling may just get something off Arsenal!

    Much better performance today, couldn’t get much worse I suppose. And for people to be blaming Pardew for the result is a joke. I’ve lost faith in him but for god sake credit to him, we were unlucky with the for the goal but I think if we play like that against qpr then we will be fine!

  • 46 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    i think simmo though limited ability has been a good pro for us he always trys even after being dropped and contract carry on i for one would like us to keep him as back up

  • 47 yo-yo // May 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Krul

    True – It’s more about the lads hunger to survive than Pardew motivating them now, though he did call the tactics well enough today to get the point.

    We are not the only side in near freefall but I still want Wigan to go down. We’ll know after Tuesday – a draw for them and its going to the wire, a loss and we still need a win by at least 2 goals imo against QPR anyway.

    The worst thought is that Villa will again hold our destiny in their hands.

    Let’s face it – over the season we probably do deserve to go down but we just have to hope there are three other teams who deserve it more than we do. I’ve tried to feel positive but it just ain’t working.

  • 48 elpaso_geordie // May 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Krul to be KIND

    What games have you watched this season ?????????????

    we have outplayed nobody !!!!!!!!FACT

  • 49 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    This is all going to come down to goal difference…we therefore have to go QPR and play with a shit or bust mentality…we need to score 4 goals down there to give ourselves a chance because Arsenal will be coming to us having to win to get a champions league place and their form as we all can see is much better than ours

  • 50 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    so catchy you got any reply for me since you havent in any time i’ve called you out!??

  • 51 Ketsbaia9 // May 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Can’t see Marveaux staying if we go down.

  • 52 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    I really don’t think Ashley will sit quitely doing nothing about his, last time it took qpr stealing remy and then we get 5 players in. I would like to think that he will get us a great new manager next season if we stay up.

  • 53 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    me neither

  • 54 Santon03 // May 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    quitely doing nothing about this*

  • 55 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Krul

    You said stoke game wasn’t lucky I was just making the point that it was.

    Was over at the game and we were absolutely brutal. To say we outplayed them for 90mins is exaggerating our performance a bit

  • 56 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Wigan play tuesday then the cup finall on sat?

  • 57 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    no-one of note will stay if we go down…it’ll mean a complete clear out of our good players and the real shame is we have a great team…all we’ve been missing all year is a good manager

  • 58 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    pards will be gone in summer no doubt in my mind

  • 59 beefman13 // May 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Talk about squeeky bum time, the coin us without a doubt spinning in the air, on the game an evenly contested first half, second half yet again saw us dropping deeper and we could easily have chucked it away.

    Why does big daft shola always have to come on before Campbell? and gosling, just looks so ordinary beyond belief, why not anuta before gosling? Word is Pardew will keep his job if we go down, i find that holly embarrassing, my most frustrating season and poor football since, the keegan era.

    Will we get the rub of the green, i hope so but our last four wins have been in injury time, i just hope we haven’t used all the luck up.

  • 60 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    In fact, when was the last time we outplayed anyone for 90mins

    Liverpool last year at st James?, stoke away last year? Shameful that I can’t remember

  • 61 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    elpaso_geordie…absolutely correct…none of our wins have been convincing…we’ve been shit all year

  • 62 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    got to go for clarke surely if we go down

  • 63 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    how could Pardew possible stay if we go down…surely his debts have been paid off by now?

  • 64 jimmysmith // May 4, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    “Newcastle United had better know what they are doing. Looking for much of this match like the most languidly unconcerned of relegation-menaced free-falling Premier League middleweights.”

    Barney Ronay – The Guardian

    Spot on Barney – accurate description of the present condition of team club and circumstance

  • 65 Cisse's Big Toe // May 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    rene girards interview tells me he is nailed on to be our next manager. only hope of keeping good players if we go down, and being french should get the best out of majority of our team, like it or not its the way our squad is going and we should get behind them

  • 66 solano // May 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    This is how it feels to be re-invented as the new Sunderland.
    We were better today, but just don’t have a consistent goal threat, which every team needs to convert performances into wins. It’s prayer mats out as it seems things are conspiring against us, but hope to God we can survive and then the lot of the rotten regime can do one honourable thing: hold their hands up, say they aren’t fit to run this great club, put up the “for sale” signs and resign!

  • 67 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Beefman

    I think it’s because gosling is a more attacking player than Anita and the fact he’s got two goals in the last two reserve games. If he had brought Anita on for goofy everyone would be saying he went defensive?

    It’s a no win situation for him but its his own fault for getting us into this position

  • 68 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    let’s not talk about who we’ll get when we go down…let’s talk about who we’ll get after we’ve stayed up and sacked Pardew!!!

  • 69 ginola_tonic // May 4, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Think we better start picking teams for the championship. I posted it before , we are going down. I had a dream about it. And it’s going to be villa who send us down again. By losing to Wigan :(

    Just hope we can bounce straight back up.

  • 70 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    What is your Gut Feeling?

  • 71 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    apparently mourinhos available at the end of season….

  • 72 catchy in norway // May 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    manxpie

    i have answered all your stupid questions

    what i want you to do is look at the table

    i hope your happy

    got what you asked for

  • 73 yo-yo // May 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    I’m beginning to wish I had chosen a different moniker :(

  • 74 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    The fact people are wanting lee Clark as manager says it all really

  • 75 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    if we went down hed be a good choice

  • 76 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Naptoon

    We are not gonna go down mate. Norwich or Wigan will. Have faith

  • 77 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    gosling instead of anita is nows a hammering point??
    really??
    so if pardew had brought on a massively defensive player in anita the game would have changed for the better for us i.e scored a goal?
    seriously the ammount of abuse that the players and team get on here makes me wonder how many bloggers actually support newcastle (cough cough catchy cough cough)!!

  • 78 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Well we didn`t cave in but still didn`t offer any threat going forward and predictable Strolla sub , Anita being left out again

  • 79 catchy in norway // May 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    the guy is off his head i tell ya

  • 80 Sawbuck // May 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Other clubs were always going to pull their punches against Wigan. Laudrup is a good feller but still will still be thinking about water skiing and beach bbqs on Wednesday..

  • 81 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Pardew has just said his team proved a point today…how the f can he be thinking about point scoring against the press when we could be going down for f**ks sake…what planet is this moron on

  • 82 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    i think we will stay up aswell norwich or scum i reckon and if we do ash needs to splash the cash on a top manager

  • 83 catchy in norway // May 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    manxpie

    i love it

    you make yourself sound more and more stupid every match

    keep up the good work

    do you love pardew or something,, has to be a gay thing, now,
    cos you dont like football,, thats 10000% sure

  • 84 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Anita massively defensive what planet you on

  • 85 Krul to be Kind // May 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    too true Yo-Yo, hard to keep chin up but, not over until the final whistle, how would we feel if the players were as defeatist as the fans?

  • 86 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 4, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    If we got beat today do you think pardew would of blamed the bubbles?????? If they get in your eyes your fcuked.

    I honestly think we are down now and we wont be back for a few seasons.

  • 87 yo-yo // May 4, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    kevy

    Wigan play Tuesday/CupFInal/Tuesday so three is 8 days.
    Hope MacManaman gets what he deserves – and that doesn’t include the FA Cup wining goal

  • 88 beefman13 // May 4, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Northernirish , it is really hard to call, trouble is i have lost faith just about completly in our ability to get a win, and as you say we gavnt put in a consiistant 90 mins in for over a year.

  • 89 ginola_tonic // May 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    We can do the treble with mourinho. Fa cup. Coco cola cup and the championship :)

    With Parsnip we can do the treble. The last treble in the championship and get relegated again. I don’t believe all these players are injured. Half of them probably faking it so they don’t have to play under parsnip. Sissoko probably thought fak it , can’t be asked today to play. My ankle hurts.

  • 90 sparky55 // May 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Pardew has just come out and said his team proved a point today. How the hell can Pardew be thinking more about point scoring against the free press rather than concentrating on the fact we’re in grave danger of going down…what planet is Pardew on…he’s a muppet

  • 91 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Sky Sports Football ?@SkyFootball 5m
    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew felt his side’s battling goalless draw at West Ham proved there is no rift in the camp.

  • 92 Transfer Sage // May 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Great point today. 3 at qpr and 1 at home to arsenal and we will be fine.

  • 93 King07 // May 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Pardew always turn off the match to sub our most threat player…shola on is ok but not HBA..cc provide nothing

  • 94 yo-yo // May 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Cachy

    You and I have a truce as we will never agree on much but you have often said you only dish it when you get insulted.
    That’s looking a bit thin with your increasing attacks on Manxpie – just agree to differ ffs. We all need to pull together for the last two games.

  • 95 naptoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    hope ure rite ts

  • 96 WWYCD // May 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Sage
    Ur far more optimistic than I mate

  • 97 King07 // May 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    only positive thing is colo back and lead the back 4…we must play 442 in last 2 match…433/451 is not work for us we need 2 striker on the pitch …shola + adam maybe good partner..

  • 98 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    @yo-yo
    Manxpie just trying to wind Catchy up as usual

  • 99 yo-yo // May 4, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    TS

    Yeh that’s true – but we’ve got to get the points first. No slip ups this time.
    We’re good enough to stay up but bad enough to go down at the same time …

    I said few weeks back that 41 pts is safe but 40 isn’t so a lot of teams still in the mix..

  • 100 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    I seriously can’t think what people see in Pardew. Yes! we all support NUFC, the Question is does Pardew?

  • 101 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    catchy you’ve answerd all my questions have you!!!!!!!!!!!?
    haha i’ve looked at the table and i also looked at the table last season but in that time you’ve been a negative tit and u’ve never been positive in that time so how were you when houghton was in charge regarding the football or shearer or jfk??
    you keep saying we’ve got our best squad but when have we been able to use it and how many teams in history have been able to change a team with 5 new players half way through a season and in the position that they have to play them plus you still havent answered why you are NEVER on when we win and talk shite about that your busy at that time but when where in the shite you can watch every minute!!!!!!!!!????????/
    that tells me alot about you fella!!
    all in all your a c~@t and a big 1 at that not a fan at all!!

  • 102 WWYCD // May 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Indian mag
    Answer is no but neither does 90+% of our team

  • 103 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    @manxpie
    When do we win ya muppet

  • 104 Rotonda heights // May 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    2 average teams, 2 poor managers.

    We were better today but against a very one dimensional west ham team who are safe. Liverpool had far more options in attack against us.

    At least it looked like we had a front of Benny, Cisse and Goofy.

  • 105 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    So Debuchy or Simpson Next week.

  • 106 Laurent Robert 32 // May 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Goals win games. To score goals you have to CONTINUE to create chances. So frustrating that the players are being misguided by this chancer of a manager.

    Pardew is used to being in this position, fighting for relegation, it’s natural to him because that is the poor standard of manager which he is.

    He’s playing lower league football with international players. It ought to be a crime. It is devasting for toon fans everywhere.

  • 107 King07 // May 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    One more pt , we played today like a team is safely enough , I am angry that the player on the pitch show nthing sprint..we are in trouble now ..PLS WAKE UP PARS ..

  • 108 Eddie // May 4, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    The wisdom of AP: “I think we could have won that game if we’d got a goal.”

  • 109 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    If qpr is bossing arsenal now what are they gona do to us?

  • 110 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    transfer talkin sense again this has to stop :)

  • 111 Rotonda heights // May 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Manx

    if you’ve looked a the table what exactly is there to be positive about? It’s disgusting and a disgrace we are in this position.

  • 112 King07 // May 4, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    also I don’t know why jonas is still on the pitch as he played DM…Put 1 more striker on and give some pressure to opponent…

  • 113 Eddie // May 4, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Don’t worry Alan, it’s the thought that counts.

  • 114 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    daztoon that doesn’t really warrent a reply does it i mean if you were a FAN you’d know wouldn’t ya!!?

  • 115 davis_toons // May 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    For me since we have sign a newRB we should let simpson go. This maybe some risk, but there is never a good time.

    Remember we still have alots of avg utility players, unless you doesn’t want new faces, new youth players onboard.

    Simpson is a taking a salary which he should play regularly.

    We must understand that this Club is operating under tight wages.

  • 116 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Harry redknapp will be dieing to beat arsenal to give spurs a chance.

  • 117 BandB // May 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Solano

    The new Sunderland is just about what we’ll aspire too if we stay up. Pardew keeps insinuating, in “subtle” ways shamefully beyond the intellectual means of most of our posters, that he’s been lumbered with foreigners who don’t get the EPL. Don’t care, don’t get the lingo, and are Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys. Give him a few Jay Spearings and he’ll be happy. Tell this to Mr A, who believes in cheap and cheerful, if nowt else, and you can imagine why Mr Pardew has the smile of a man who knows something we don’t know.

  • 118 davis_toons // May 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Townsend (QPR/Spurs) is the next player to watch. Is a good player to have on the bench.

  • 119 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    A TRUE FAN SHOULD NEVER BE AFRAID TO CRITICIZE!

  • 120 jettson1971 // May 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    dead simple
    pardew is a dead ma walking – he be gone swiftly after end of season, he clueless, has no tactics, and is probly now debt free!!
    time for an experienced manager pls!!

  • 121 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Thought Simpson played very well today. Lost a wee bit in the 2nd half against a very good matt Jarvis but he did well

    I think i would start Simpson next week against qpr. Gives hba more licence in front of him

  • 122 Rotonda heights // May 4, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    manx

    there are no injuries and we had 20M worth of 5 new players in January inc 3 x current French internationals .

    At one point will you admit that a manager who has had 2 record losing streaks at 2 different clubs, relegated Charlton to the bottom 3 of the championship, nearly relegated West ham and is doing his damndest to get us down too is no longer fit for purpose.

  • 123 Eddie // May 4, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    BandB – go easy with the nightmare scenarios! The only thing that’s keeping me going is the thought that Pardew might get the chop.

  • 124 toon kk // May 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Have to say we look a very ordinary side. Trouble is I don’t know who’s going to get us goals.

  • 125 davis_toons // May 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Wenger contract is DUE next Season. Bring him in……in my dreams.

  • 126 Sawbuck // May 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Before AV beat Sunderland we were 10/1 for relegation. Then 6/1. Now we are 4/1. But Norwich have replaced us a second favorite to go down.

  • 127 Rotonda heights // May 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    kevy

    why? spurs sacked him

  • 128 Eddie // May 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Isn’t Wenger off to PSG?

  • 129 Big Pappa Cissé // May 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    You can just imagine this happening to us as NUFC fans

    Mcmanaman keeps Wigan up.

    Remy scores the goals to send us down.

    Cisse’s disallowed goal should have kept us up but goal line technology comes next season.

    You can’t write this stuff. My worry is that if I wasn’t an NUFC fan and someone asked me who I thought would go down I would probably say us :( . We should have got rid Pardew a fortnight ago IMO.

    I’m not a religious man but if there is a God out there please don’t let us be relegated. Relegation a few years ago actually made us the team we have today however this time would be catastrophic as I could see: Krul,Debuchy,M’biwa,Cabaye,Sissoko,HBA,Marveaux & Cisse all leaving. Seeing the vultures picking our team apart would destroy me as a fan and I don’t think I would be able to recover :(

  • 130 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Honestly think Norwich will go down unless Swansea can get a result Tuesday night against Wigan. Even a draw in that match and I think Wigan are gone

  • 131 kevymartins // May 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    We may pray that brom beats norwich cuz qpr will beat us

  • 132 Fostino // May 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    a good point but wigan are scaring me.

    just need 3 points from either arsenal or apr. its def squeaky bum time. norwich could be the ones to go.

    tiote was better today…colo will be our saviour. sissoko & marv needed against qpr to rip them apart.

  • 133 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    rotunda well you dismiss last season when we were 5th i mean tell me when you find the positives in anything???

  • 134 BandB // May 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Rotonda,

    It’s pointless arguing with Manx. He’s one of the three regime. rather than Newcastle, ultra-loyalists who post. Along with bill-son and everyone’s favourite Mr Smiley-Reasonable, Ibizatoon.

  • 135 Sawbuck // May 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Pappa you should have got your insurance bets down.

  • 136 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    And if the worst happens god forbid, I honestly believe we will be back up first time of asking

    We have a quality group of players, shame about the manager

  • 137 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    @manxpie
    what makes you so special.Ive supported the toon over 30 years and this is the poorest i`ve seen from a team full of talent

  • 138 Rotonda heights // May 4, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    manx

    That is just childlessly pathetic calling people not real fans if they don’t like Pardew. We’re all fans otherwise we wouldn’t spend so much time on here

  • 139 catchy in norway // May 4, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    yo yo

    i never called him out right

    i said your making yourself sound more stupid

    he just keeps digging a bigger whole for himself, by having a dig at me

  • 140 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    rotunda there are no injuries!!!!!!!!!!???????
    thats where i’ve got to stop ya please explain haha!?

  • 141 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Manxpie

    I mean seriously you need to take your tablets, things are as bad as they can be!

  • 142 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    @Rotonda heights
    Don`t waste yer time mate tunnel vision springs to mind

  • 143 northernirishtoon // May 4, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    If sissoko is fit for next week I hope he comes straight in for jonas

    I think that team has enough to beat qpr and even give arsenal a game

    It’s out of pards hands now. It’s up to the players to stand up and be counted. No one wants relegation on there cv.

  • 144 solano // May 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    B&B @116 I remember seeing Ricky Sbragia – a rabbit in the headlights btw – having the good grace of stepping down and admitting he wasn’t up to the job and that was after the horrible Mackems stayed up a few years back.
    Can’t see Patsy doing the same thing for us, even if we go down!
    What makes it even worse for us, it’s Patsy’s 2 bosses who have massively contributed to this situation and they will be hard pressed to find another bloke so willing to be a doormat for them. No doubt we should have done better after our late Jan signings, but that was after we were willing to write off 5months of a season – and we never brought a striker in to replace Ba. This has proven to be criminal – another crime to add to the long list of Llambias and Fatboy.
    They are a cancer at the club – all have to go before we can move on properly and strive to achieve on the field.

  • 145 catchy in norway // May 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    manxpie

    5th place was great, no one said it wasnt

    but for me , there was no foudation to build on,, for me, we had a lot of luck,, which is great, i wish we could have it every week, but we dont
    the football was poor, we ground out some results, and that was against poor teams,
    we are where we are because we dont play football, and just like today, no luck to help us out,,

    please wake up,, and see the mess the man has now got us in

    both wigan and villa won today, incase you havent read or seen

  • 146 Rotonda heights // May 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Manx

    when we went 433 with Ba, Cisse and Benny last season, I loved it and said so repeatedly at the time.

    That was then. How long are you going to hark on about one good season, before as per, he got disastrously found out.

    One good season doesn’t make him a consistently good manager. By the same token if you gave him plaudits then why aren’t you frustrated like the rest of us now.
    He is accountable for ups and downs.

    I think I’ll take Plan b’s advice from now on.

  • 147 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    well this post for a start daztoon!!

    daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    @manxpie
    When do we win ya muppet

    but hey maybe its just me bein stupid???????????

  • 148 davis_toons // May 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    “Goal-line technology next year will make a big difference to all of us because those decisions are crucial and we need a break and we could have done with a break, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”

    I’m glad that on the other hand some still have support for Alan Pardew

    Pardew deserve a little bit more time.

    Anyone thinks that a breaking point could be a turning point for pardew?

    Maybe Pardew can improve..

  • 149 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    @manxpie
    This tells me all i need to know about how stupid you are Anita massively defensive lol

    manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    gosling instead of anita is nows a hammering point??
    really??
    so if pardew had brought on a massively defensive player in anita the game would have changed for the better for us i.e scored a goal?
    seriously the ammount of abuse that the players and team get on here makes me wonder how many bloggers actually support newcastle (cough cough catchy cough cough)!!

  • 150 Jarra // May 4, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    I am even more worried now, This is due to Wigan I thought with one eye on the cup final they would not be so focused but to win at WBA and that is after trailing 2-1 speaks volumes of their intent. Mean while Pardew gets the goaless draw he hoped for. How much more can we take?

  • 151 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    catchy n rotunda
    catchy you’ve taken great pleasure this season in telling us how bad we played last season have you not????
    even though we finished 5th ??
    rotunda you this season have obviously not accounted for the injuries we’ve had regarding your other post!
    so how can you call me out for supportingg the team n manager when wwe’ve had massive injuries!!?
    tell me rotunda and catchy a manager that has improved every season and will continue in doing so an that ashley will employ????????

  • 152 manxpie // May 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    daztoon so wat is anitas position then fella???!!!!

  • 153 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    @manxpie
    The lad is a midfielder a pass and move technical player one who can work box to box not and never will be massively defensive player

  • 154 Dulcinea // May 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Manxpie, im with you mate. We are what you call TRUE SUPPORTERS. Is everyone on NUFCblog depressed? or does this forum just attract doom-mongers.

    Really getting sick of reading posts like- “It’s all pardews fault” “can’t you see the mess this man has got us in?” CAN’T YOU FOOLS SEE IT’S MOSTLY THE PLAYERS WHO HAVE GOTTEN US IN THIS POSITION. It is their ability on a football pitch which will result in a good or bad result.

    Now as for team selections- yes ok , sometimes he grinds my gears by leaving Anita out and keeping Tiote on. But do you people really think having Anita on the pitch will start a revelution? we’re going to start winning every game? This applies to any other player who may be benched

    Listen, Cisse, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, – these guys all start, all capable of winning you a football match. Any team with these guys should be winning more, we’re just having bad luck and the players aren’t performing – Get off Pardews back.




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