Time To Stop Talking About Goals That Never Were

We’ve had some bad luck this season – there’s no doubt about that – but we have also had enough good luck.

piss cisse in action

Papiss Cisse – can he get the goals to save us?

Some of the good luck are the three last minute goals scored by Papiss Cisse against West Brom, Stoke and Fulham, all at home, which turned a potential draw into wins, and got us another 6 points.

So generally over a season things tend to level themselves out – kind of.

Papiss Cisse almost scored after 25 minutes on Saturday, before Winston Reid just about cleared the ball off the line, but it looked over, and should have been a goal.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the 0-0 against West Ham:

“Unfortunately, I’ve had a season where most incidents have gone against me,” “We had a perfectly good goal against Sunderland at 1-0 chalked off.”

“Now we’ve got to try to keep our minds together that we can ride all of that and get through the season.” “The players will watch the highlights and think about it and it is a bit of a mental blow.”

“You’ve got a perfectly good goal. And goals change games, they do.” “I’m still smarting from the Sunderland goal that we got to make it one-all.”

“People think that games don’t change with goals, they do, massively. It would have been massive for us to get a goal at West Ham.”

It’s time to forget about what has happened up to this stage of the season – we cannot change it – and it’s now all down to the last two games – at QPR and against Arsenal at home.

That’s all that matters now – and if we use bad luck as an excuse if we get relegated – that will completely miss the point – the point being that Newcastle have massively under-performed in the Premier League this season.

It’s not bad luck that we have gone from 5th place to near the bottom in just one season – and with the same players essentially.

The good news is we still have two games to turn things around – that’s all that matters – and that’s where the efforts and energy should be aimed at this week.

It’s all about reasons or results, and we’re hoping we can get the results in the last two games – and stay up. 😀

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100 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    May 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Two cup finals coming up

  • Laurent Blanc

    May 6, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #2

    More excuses from the worst manager in the league!

  • Charlietoon

    May 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Wow my first 1st and it was not soem great introspective comment…damn

  • GeordieDan

    May 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Pardew: “Unfortunately, I’ve had a season where most incidents have gone against me,”

    Me? Against Me?

    Sorry but what kind of a self-absorbed deluded t*at does it take to make a statement like that?

    The thing that have gone against ‘him’ concern everyone of us, player and fans alike FARmore than it affects him.

    He won’t be here(unless Ashley is an even bigger moron than we think he is)next season.

    We will !!!

  • Charlietoon

    May 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #5

    We can beat QPR away and we can beat anyone at home. I just hope we show some fight and we play a strong team. If we need to sub a striker get Campbell on. He’ll show some passion for the shirt and give his all.

  • stuart no9

    May 6, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #6

    yeah agree time to forget about the goal at west ham.
    Yes it was over the line, but we had 89 mins to score another- we couldnt, – move on !

  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 6, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Forgets all the fortune we had like at Everton and the Ba handball goal at reading what a f***wit he is

  • Nella

    May 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Hate being a pessimist but I honestly can’t see us picking up another point and sadly i don’t believe that 38 points will be enough, I keep hearing people say we’ll get 3 points of Q.P.R but we’ve only won one away game all year in the league and as Arsenal will be desperate for Champions league points I just can’t see it, people are also saying that Norwich will get less points then us but I think they’ll get their 3 points of W.B.A who proved against Wigan they’re more then ready for their holidays.

  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 6, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Forgets the fortune he has had like at Everton the Ba handball goal at Reading and the penalties the Scum should have had the man is self obsessed

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 6, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d almost be tempted with 4 strikers against qpr

    hba and goofy run and produce down the wings, shoal to hold up the inevitable hoofball, cabaye more forward than sissoko

    go at them straight, let them have no freedom or time, get as many goals as we can in 60 mins and bring on campbell for shoal, let him run around and give us something different.

  • GeordieDan

    May 6, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Arsenal beat QPR 1-0. Why?

    Because QPR have NOTHING to play for and Arsenal have everything to play for, plus they’re a very good team.

    We are a team with zero confidence and incapable of scoring goals playing against (lets face it) Remy, who, after what’s happened this season, I’d be very surprised if he didn’t score against us.

    It is beyond ridiculous for a team with as much quality as our to go down but Alan Pardew is on the verge of achieving just that!

    Bravo “manager of the year”, bravo indeed !

  • GeordieDan

    May 6, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #12

    And FFS stop calling Sissoko socks!

    That’s almost as bad as calling Cabaye friggin’ dreamboat!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 6, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #13

    QPR were poor against Arsenal in fact Arsenal were poor against them as well

    Is Debuchy still suspended??

    I know he is poor defensively but for this one last game where we need to win would love Pardew to stick Debs on the right wing with Simpson behind him and just get him to attack the full back with Arfa in the no 10 role and Gouffran wide left ?

    Doubt it think we will see the exact same team start with no one getting into the box its no wonder Cisse struggles when no one makes a run we must be the easiest team in the league to defend against

  • headtheball

    May 6, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #14

    I liken our situation to that of the TITANIC.
    Some of our players are already in the lifeboats while the captain (Turnip) is directing musical chairs on the deck.
    Has anyone noticed IanToon/Carl/Pushy et al may be suffering from Walter Mitty syndrome?

  • RonVanDam

    May 6, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #15

    According to the DM Liverpool are now after Douglas

    Liverpool are ready to move for Brazilian defender Douglas on a free transfer as a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher. The 25-year-old, who currently plays for FC Twente, was previously the subject of a £4m bid from Newcastle but he is out of contract in the summer.

  • Blofal

    May 6, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Unfortunately, I’ve had a season where most incidents have gone against me,”

    There you go. The results didn’t go against Newcastle United they went against Alan Pardew. Self centered tw@t.

    Bring in Joachim Löw. I just love his cocaine dealer suits and skivvy’s.

  • Blofal

    May 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #17

    4-4-2 Diamond.

    ————Simpson – Colo – Saylor – Mbiwa
    ———Sissoko—————————Ben Arfa

    Gutishitez can come on for Tiote after he gets a yellow card

    Anita for Ben Arfa and maybe Campbell for Gouffran. No Shola do ya hear me!!!

  • obatoyou

    May 6, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Could be in the relegation zone :s tomorrow night :s

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Well said, Ed!

    Some people just keep looking for excuses for their incompetence, especially keep using bad luck to justify their failure.

    If Sunderland and Wigan win their next game (game in hand), we will be in relegation zone by goal difference with Wigan.

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Like Sir Alex said : “He is ungrateful bastard”

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Actually, at this point we have the best chance to survive looking at the fixtures from 10th to 18th position, probably West Ham has the 2nd best. It will all be useless if we can’t win against already relegated QPR.

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 6, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Has any 1 expressed his/her opinion on Jons’s antics on saturday.

    I mean seriously! it was terrible

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Believe it or not, if we win QPR game, we will need Sunderland help to win against Stoke and Soton, because Stoke vs Soton will be their final match. If Sunderland won those 2 matches, we will be above Soton and Stoke, and we will be safe even if we get trashed by Arsenal and Wigan won all their remaining games.
    So… Win vs QPR and Sunderland win next 2 games.

  • p

    May 6, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Santon, yes on paper we are world beatera, in reality we are a bunch of headless chickens

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #26


    I agree, I just hope we will win QPR game on pure dumb luck again. How sad is that?

  • p

    May 6, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Fine margins

  • p

    May 6, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #28

    I wouldstill like to see everyone win their remaining games except sunderland and see them go down. I must say, i have developed a dislike for wigan

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 6, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #29

    Do wigan better at this time of the year or what!

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 6, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #30

    In the past whenever i have wished Ill to some one it has come back to NUFC.

    Just hoping we survive!

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #31

    FYI: The Italian press has been busy with Antonio Conte as the next successor of Sir Alex. Conte has limited manager experience, but he is a brilliant manager. Pogba was Mutd reject and he turn him into superstar. Nobody heard Vidal before, now he is also superstar. Juve now has a lot of local players and rejects, and they become great team because of Conte. It’s opposite with what we have, great players has been turned into rejects, thanks to our brilliant manager.
    Also Conte using a lot of 3-5-2, 3-4-2-1, and 4-3-3 formation, I can only dream we play like them.

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #32

    Like it or not, I hope Sunderland stays up and win those 2 games. Not only our survival depends on them, I would also love to see us against Sunderland again next season.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 6, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #33

    I can see
    Sunderland drawing with Stoke
    Wigan beating Swansea who are shit at the moment and Michu is injured
    That would leave us third bottom on the same no of points table would read:
    Newcastle 36 played 38 points
    Norwich 36 played 38 points
    Wigan 36 played 38 points
    Sunderland 36 played 38 points
    Southampton 36 played 39 points
    Aston Villa 36 played 40 points
    Fulham 36 played 40 points
    Stoke 36 played 41 points

    Oh Boy its going to be a fun fortnight and I can see us or Norwich being the team relegated going on form

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 6, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #34

    Pogba – Reject?
    Vidal – Unknown?

    Which press is making this crap up?

    Vidal was wanted by Munich! he was a superstar at Leverkusen

    Pogba was a prodigy

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #35


    If he was a prodigy, why he was sold? He said it himself in the italian press that he didn’t like it in MU and he couldn’t get a game.
    Regarding Vidal, he was unknown to most people until he moved to Juve.

  • Santon03

    May 6, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #36


    All press are craps except your articles.

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 6, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Pogba was not sold,

    His contract ran out. United are still furious abt that

    Vidal was not unknown

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 6, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #38

    Leave my articles alone! will you

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 6, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Indian is right, Man Utd offered Pogba a new deal, which he turned down to join Juve. Vidal was far from being well known and was wanted by numerous high profile clubs before choosing Juve.

  • jimiley

    May 6, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #40

    We need to kep the faith in Alan and Big Mike. They got us in this mess and they will get us out of it. P redict a defaet against QPR and a win against Arsenal. We always do things the hard way. Norwich to go down and another 7 years with Alan to win something.


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