It’s Too Painful To Even Think About


What’s happened this season is that Alan Pardew, the coaching staff and the players have let the club down massively – those are the facts that can hardly be argued with.

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Alan Pardew – give him some slack in next two weeks
He needs to be the major cheerleader


Yes we didn’t have a big enough squad for Europe, no doubt about that, but we got five new players in during the January transfer window,  and we didn’t see any other clubs in the relegation zone invest so heavily – £31M by recent accounts.

So while there was adequate “excuses” for not doing well through January – that cannot be said of the last the last three months – which finds us much deeper in the relegation fight than we’ve been all season.

But we cannot keep going on about how negative things have neem and are – and we still have a chance to save ourselves, but one thing seems certain – at the end of the Arsenal game in two weeks time, there will be massive emotion displayed by Newcastle fans.

We’ll be delirious if we avoid relegation, and we’ll be inconsolable if we take the drop – but it’s going to be one way or the other.

And we expect Alan Pardew to be the major cheer-leader in the next two weeks, because  his job is to instill confidence and belief into his players, as Roberto Martinez seems to be able to do at Wigan with his players every year at this time.

It will be a massive blow to Newcastle’s pride and standing if we take the drop, and no doubt we’ll have people come on the site – and say that’s it – and disavow Newcastle, and say they’ll stop supporting the club – they’ve had enough – and we understand that.

Bur when you have been raised on the banks of the River Tyne – that’s just nor an option for many of us.

But we can still do it – that’s the positive side – but we need some heroes in those famous black and white striped shirts  – and we didn’t get any of those four years ago.

Howay The Lads!!

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185 comments so far

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 5, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Magpies or Ostriches …

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    is it me or is it really hard to support nufc than any other clubs

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  • Benji84

    May 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    I will be impressed if alan still has q and a with the fans if we get relegated? But putting that aside pardew more so this year his subs are most of the time the same people and it feels that the bench are just there to do the numbers. With the position with anita does he hate him? I think he lacks a few qualities in the PL at the moment but his passing is pretty good and he always gets in there and thats what we really needed yesterday. Still if villa and wigan did not get a win and we got a point would everyone still be pissed off who knows?

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  • stuart no9

    May 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    ED he hasnt instilled confidence in the team all season – in fact he has drained every ounce of confidence they had , out of them. even if we win the last 2 games , that still might not be enough.
    At the end of the season when he is sacked he can head off back south wit a pay off while we, the mugs , have to somehow try and get over this and look forward to the championship, great. i ve just about had enough of them i really have ,
    over 50 years i have been supporting them and it makes me vomit sometimes when i see clubs winning leagues , winning cups, winning games even, and there is us 52,000 idiots going to watch pards and his own special brnd of crap he serves up every week. we deserve better, much much better!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    I know someone working with the players and in their view Pardew is the most arrogant, downright selfish and awful man they have ever met. Treats some of the players like crap and is up his own backside.

    They usually get on fine with everyone as well, genuinley nice person, but Pardew bucks that trend.

    Do you wonder why all the clubs he manages end up having low morale after only a couple of years of him being there? As well as fighting relegation. This isn’t a one off, he brings his appalling self awesomeness to every club he drags down. It’s not an opinion, it is a fact. Look at his CV.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    I grew up about a mile from the banks of the Tyne,the banks themselves are muddy desolate places and certainly not a place to raise a child.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #7

    From last article… Yes JFA, that is not nice to hear either.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Thing is, Pardew is so comfortable at being false and full of lies that he could distort perceptions in to being believable if people aren’t wise to his deceit.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Laurent ,
    Were you Troy Stavers ?

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  • WWYCD

    May 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Stop supporting NUFC? I don’t care if we are a none league team it’ll still be my team

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  • stuart no9

    May 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    laurent. my son used to work in a restaurant in jesmond.
    it was , and still is a favorite haunt of the players.
    My son got on famously with them all – untill pardew made his first appearance
    He told me pardew was rude to everone of the staff, even my son who was only wanting to serve him is foodand make sure every thing was o his liking, my son couldnt believe his behaviour.
    I never liked pardew to start with so one night when i was also in pardew attended with some of the coaching staff, but they took a private room, os i jusy said to my son ” any cheek off him tell me and i’ll go and sort him out ” haha and i would have too.
    the waiters and waitresses were all complaining to the managenment about him,
    If he could do his job as well as the waiters and waitresses done theirs , we wouldnt be in this mess,

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    I’ll be a NUFC supporter until I die.
    Bury me in a b&w bin bag …

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  • stuart no9

    May 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #13

    jail- i grew up in belmont st, right on the banks, lots of kids were brought up there !

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  • ian7523

    May 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #14

    I like Shola, but in very small amounts. Bringing him on every single match in the 70th minute has got to be the most inept repeated substitution in the prem. Our style really suffers- Cisse moves to the right side, and the ball just gets lumped to Shola, who holds it up successfully about one in ten times. Was at the match yesterday, and not sure if the TV saw it, but at one point Shola fouled a West Ham defender and then fell over and injured himself…..Probably his biggest contribution in months.

    Pardew comes across as alright, but he is definitely not the manager for these players. We have a great team and just need the right coaching and tactics to bring out the best in the players. Martinez would be perfect, I think.

    I’m a bit worried about Cabaye leaving this summer (though he is MA’s favourite player and I think he will feel obligated to stay for at least another year since he convinced his best mate and several other French players that Newcastle is the place to be). His body language during the second half and at the end of the match said it all- frustration. Best case scenario: we stay up, Pardew goes, we get a modern manager, and we keep our best players.

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  • stuart no9

    May 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #15

    WWYCD @ 10 —– wait till youve been supporting them 50 years you wont say that !

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Hes a complete prick and im glad i will be here longer than him and i get to see the back of the cnut.

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  • fatash

    May 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Please change the banner centre picture, a turnip or parsnip would look better.

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  • Jarra

    May 5, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #18

    I watched the match yesterday live on TV and we got the result we set out for, we did not create hardly any chances and made sure they would find it difficult to score.
    What I found staggering was two clips I saw on the TV first one Jonas polaxed on the floor when we were under the cosh, just outside our area, he remains on the floor the ref stops play and he gets up all be it gobbing off but there is nothing wrong with him. How can he play this bluffer he runs in circles and is well past his best.
    So with 5 mins to go we are hanging in there and the camera moves over to Pardew, he is laughing his head off I kid you not laughing and me and my mates are seeing this all worried sick we can go down and he laughs.
    Well share the joke Pardew cause for me I do not see anything in the slightest being funny.
    Its too late now we have to hope we get the results that keep us above Norwich as for me its between us and them now, I think Wigan spoke volumes coming back from 2-1 down to winning 2-3. And that’s with a cup final coming up they are focused and play to win.
    Only good thing is Pardew knows he has to do that as well and even he can’t mess that up with his team and tactics can he?

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  • Spotlight Kid

    May 5, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Benji.

    0-0 yesterday wasn’t a bad result (I hoping for it before the off on here) but we are running out of games and with Wigan winning survival is no longer just in our hands.

    But the fact Colo’s back in charge, and we didn’t concede is grounds alone for optimism. 4-3-3 against QPR for 90 minutes (with a solid Colo-led defence) and no matter who Pardew picks it should still be enough for 3 points.

    We know AP hasn’t a clue, and we now suspect Ashley isn’t quite Richard Branson either in the planning department, but for 90 minutes each week it’s out of their hands and at the feet of paid professionals. For that reason alone I think we will survive – Colo’s fitness permitting.

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  • WWYCD

    May 5, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #20

    stuart
    I’d put money down that I will. Even if am jaded as hell after those 50 year Newcastle will still be my club. I wouldn’t support anyone else

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  • sparky55

    May 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    Pardew is an absolute shocker both as a manager and a person. He’s his own biggest fan and loves himself to death without realising how lucky he is to have landed the managers job just because he had gambling debts.
    As a manager he’s never enjoyed prolonged success anywhere he’s gone…he somehow brings a team together in the short term (god know’s how!) then proceeds to coach the talent out of the team by adopting long ball defensive tactics, the team loses faith and everything falls apart as proven time and time again.

    My biggest problem with Pardew has always been the fact he’s taken us to the brink of oblivion with perhaps the best squad we’ve had for 10 years and that’s inexcusable especially based on the fact most of his signings are players that can actually play football. They’re mostly very technically gifted and yet Pardew always reverts to the long ball game. Anita is the casing point…technically superb, quick, intelligent and can play almost anywhere on the park but never gets picked.

    Pardews tactics, substitutions, set up and resistance to going after the opposition mean we’ve scored less than anyone else and conceeded more than anyone else…the facts speak for themselves…the man hasn’t got a clue and he has to go irrespective of whether we survive or not

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  • Spotlight Kid

    May 5, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Stuart No9 @ 15

    So true, so painfully true…..

    (Leafs again through Fairs Cup winning run match programs and looks miserably at 1974 FA Cup Final ticket stub)

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  • yorkymag

    May 5, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #23

    For goodness sake
    Yesterday’s results with the exception of Wigan were pretty good they brought a number of teams who thought they were safe into the mix.
    Stoke and Fulham and Norwich
    The scums game agains stoke just got harder on Monday
    True no debate we have had a very poor season but now is the time to get one win or 2 draws and we will be safe then that will be the time for blood letting to start
    There is simply no defence for the manager the owner and above all the players but we are far from doomed and Norwich and villa will have worse goal difference even than us at the end of the season

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  • RonVanDam

    May 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #24

    I’m praying there are no more injuries between now and the end if the season esp to colo

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #25

    i can’t believe this has ended with me watching the mackem game on Monday to see how the results go i’m sure most of you’s guys will also watch the match look what Pardew has done to us, the sooner i see his back the better.

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  • WWYCD

    May 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #26

    stuart
    Just to avoid any confusion I wasn’t implying u are a jaded fan mate merely saying if I became one

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  • sparky55

    May 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #27

    I’m preying Pardew gets hit by a bus! all we need is a positive set up to let the players play like they know they can…we have to go out and attack QPR just like we did against Man U and Arsenal and we will murder them…POSITIVITY MR PARDEW…you should try it some time and see what happens

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #28

    also lads is Marv due back soon, iv’e missed his creativity?

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  • Williamsonsuks

    May 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #29

    Ed could you do a poll for the top 10 most annoying blog posters? Catchy no1 indefinite!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #30

    sparky55

    true mate, we didn’t have a strong team against Man u and we played very good, we would off draw or even a win against them if RVP didn’t elbow colo in the face that led to the 4th goal.

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  • Norwegian NUFC supporter

    May 5, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #31

    I have been saying this for years. With Mike Ashley and his cheap policy of investing as little as possible in players and coaching staff is a disaterous policy for the club. We dont win anything, it is a gamble in business (if we go down all savings is lost), and the club is to big to be run like Wigan. Just look at Bayern and Madrid. They buy the best and make profit of being successful
    We need a new owner to progress, and to be a top team we need upfront investment like City and PSG. Hopefully we survive until then.

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  • firebug666

    May 5, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #32

    We could have won it in the second half if Pardew made some decent subs; But taking Benny off for Stroller & Gouffran for Gosling was nothing short of suicide. If we were ever going to get a breakthrough it would be through the runs of Benny and Gouffran. Pardew really doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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  • yorkymag

    May 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #33

    30
    If you Aunty had balls shed be your uncle
    If buts and maybe
    One win and none if it will matter
    Then Pardew can be strung out on the town moor

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    If we stay up and he keeps his job i dont know if i can keep going

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  • sparky55

    May 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #35

    ED…you made a reference to Martinez and his ability to rally the troops at the sharp end of the season…this is all down to the fact his players believe in him because he coaches them to play proper football rather than hoof it up the park to a centre forward who is anything but an old fashioned target man like Pardew does with Cisse.

    Our team don’t believe in Pardew, his tactics or his long term long ball visions…the dressing room is split because in France you don’t play long ball football…it’s all about technical ability and playing fluid football which is why the french football team manager was so surprised so many good french players have gone to a team in england that play shit long ball football…he says it doesn’t make sense and of course he’s right isn’t he.

    There’s nothing wrong with our squad of players…IT’S THE USELESS TW*T MANAGER WE’VE GOT

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  • yorkymag

    May 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #36

    East
    We will stay up and he won’t keep his job
    Rafa will be our leader not necessarily the greatest but on he’ll of an improvement
    My glass is half full after yesterday’s results

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  • toon kk

    May 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #37

    Another Typical Newcastle performance under Pardew, hardly any chances created and no one to score. Its as if no one gives a sh#t.

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  • stuart no9

    May 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #38

    wwycd back in the 70s and 80s , it was a common remark used by everyone on a saturday getting the bus back home from the game , all youcould hear from everyone on the bus was ” thats it , ivre had it , f”k them , thats me done with , no more. next home game, geyying the bus back home again, same moans -same comments – same blokes- hahahahaha. it was a regular statement every week. a bit like the chant- sack the board ,sack the board sack the board. bloody hell, i’m suprised that didnt become a number 1 hit , everybody knew it , all over the country knew it was our favorite song.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #39

    York

    Rafa would be a massive improvement he has turned chelsea around they were not up to there best and he has brought them together again scoring plenty of goals and playing good football.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #40

    Stuart, thanks a lot for sharing that.

    I know from what I was told, that he just doesn’t treat some of those players well at all, is super rude and just generally highly impolite to a lot of people. Your story more than backs this up.

    If he can’t be polite to even restaurant employees who are just doing their job, then imagine how obtuse he’ll be in the pressure cooker of the changing room when the heat is on.

    I was told months ago that the morale was low then, so lord knows what the dislike for him is now. I think we’ve seen it in the decline on the pitch. Complaints at tactics and general frustration from the players as well.

    JFA – maybe, maybe not.

    I’m Laurent Robert 32, the freekick and assist maestro of yesteryear 🙂 Oh how I would like to see the team attack like that again…

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