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Ben Arfa Having Trouble With His Hamstring

2:51 pm, Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 377 Comments

It seems that Ben Arfa’s hamstring is still not right, even though a specialist had said recently it was 100% – but Ben Arfa can be a match winner,  and he looked good in that first half on Saturday at West Ham.

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Ben Arfa – still having trouble with his hamstring

It seems manager Alan Pardew is trying to get as much out of his French International winger as possible, without doing any more damage to his hamstring.

Alan said there was still a problem with the hamstring, and he said this today to the local press:

“Ben Arfa has been struggling. This hamstring has a slight weakness in there and it won’t even be strong I don’t think for six, seven weeks,”

“We got a great level of fitness out of him in terms of that particular problem. He was terrific at West Ham, and he’s a match winner.”

“We’ve been bringing him on in the second half but started him at the weekend, and we missed him when we took him off. We missed that little thrust.”

“I think for Hatem another week’s work will get him closer. Goal scoring is what wins games, we’ve got to improve that area for next week, including with Hatem.”

Let’s hope that Ben Arfa can put in two good performances in our last two games, but then in the summer, Ben Arfa must have his hamstring fixed – whatever it takes to have him be 100% at the start of July.

And remember whatever the Wigan result tonight – even if Newcastle are 3rd bottom, we are still only 3 points off Stoke in 11th place – although that’s probably 4 points because of our poor goal difference.

There’s still 6 points to play for, and seven sides are still battling it out to save themselves, separated by only 3 points – that could be eight if Wigan win tonight.

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377 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Sack Pardew Please, even now would help!

  • 2 DokToon // May 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    great, ben arfa hurting again.. what else can go wrong? never thought id say fifa is more entertaining than this year…

  • 3 Rainrix // May 7, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Can we blame this one on pardew to?

    Seriously how many interviews does this guy give a day? He takes the term “media whore” to his own special level.

  • 4 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    rainrix

    it will just be the one but different papers report different comments, just doing his job there.

    He will get asked questions to say this rubbish, he is encouraged to talk nonsense and he obliges unfortunately.

  • 5 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    “Goal scoring is what wins games”

    Well perhaps if you play more fluent football and try, for once to play to Cisse’s strengths, we will score more goals you bloody fool. Get Tiote to simply sit, break up play and give the ball simpley and allow Cabaye to play higher up the park and use his passing ability to open up the opposition and find space for us to exploit

  • 6 Rainrix // May 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Sage… Yeah its just ed breaking them up throughout the day makes it feel like he’s giving loads. Must admit i dont actively seek any of pardews wisdom so it might as well be a load of different ones. I need this persistent hate of pardew to take my mind off relegation. :)

  • 7 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Jack

    He simply has no idea anymore. I don’t see how he says things which totally contradict what we see in the pitch.

    I see this 3 ways

    1. He is incompetent, wants to play a certain way but can’t due to his own coaching limitations and lack of spine

    Or

    2. He is a totally deluded fool who cannot see we play the total opposite of what he says.

    Or

    3. He thinks he is smart and is pulling the wool over our eyes with these comments.

  • 8 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I’ve read a few times on here “Norwich won’t beat City on the last day”. However you get a lot of freaky results on the final day and City will have nothing to play for with probably second place guaranteed so I don’t think it’s so clear cut. However hopefully we will have a ‘freaky’ result also and thrash Arsenal :)

  • 9 rotherschild // May 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Please advise Mr Alan Pardew there is an urgent message for him at the reception desk. Wolverhampton are trying to contact him.

  • 10 Jesus1983 // May 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Hopefully Ben Arfa is fit for the start of next season. Bournemouth away could be a tricky one.

  • 11 JP...from The Rock // May 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Ed – What makes you think HBA will still be here come July if we’re relegated!?

    He is a match winner alright and one we have missed all season! What is it with him and injuries ffs!!

    He is by far our best player, our Suarez but yet we only see a handful of matches from until he gets injured long-term again.

    We can’t depend on just one creative spark that is constantly injured. That’s why we missed the boat in not getting Florian Thouvin in January or Mertens or Boudebouz last summer.

    I thought HBA would play a blinder this season but yet again he has an injury plagued season for us (Dyer anyone?).

    With that in mind I always felt we were weak in our creative, flair players and Cabaye is not the great playmaker that everyone makes him out to be, he’s like Emre nothing more.

  • 12 jimmysmith // May 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Why does Pards have to front the press so often. He really does come across as full of shit even counter productive quite often, but it must be hard not to if your expected to give them something everyday.

    Wouldn’t one press conference per week and after match interviews and press releases serve the club and manager better?

  • 13 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Sage

    The man is a mass of contradictions. He say’s he wants us to play one way then set’s us up in a totally different way. The same old face’s get a game, playing the same old tactics and nothing changes despite all the talk and thats whats finished it for me.

    The thought of what the like’s of Keegan or Sir Bobby could do with this squad is frightening and that fact that it’s being wasted on Pardew is sickening

  • 14 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    The sheer lies which Pardew infects our ears with is approaching actual bodily harm.

    He’s saying these got to score goals nonsense then he’s getting the players to do the opposite.

    In an ideal world… On the QPR game, I think that although it will be really tough against them and I’m preparing for no more points from the last two games, if we could get a really early goal, dare I say two(!) they will have no urgency at all to come back into it once the game is even slightly out of reach. That would be when we could push for more.

    Of course, the likely hood is that everything stays the same as normal, regardless of Pardew’s verbal goal scoring delusions and we scrap negatively for a point for pretty much 90 minutes. The man is a football fan’s nightmare. Unfortunately, our nightmare is real.

  • 15 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Rainrix

    Sadly I think we probably can. Which sane person would bring back someone who’s been out for 3 months to start a game on a plastic pitch in sub-zero conditions after previously bringing him back too early to start matches in the Europa and Fulham away.

    I don’t know what the hell goes on in training apart from an obvious lack of ”pass and move” drills. I suspect very poor fitness levels resulting in injuries and no ”passive” tackling in practice games.

  • 16 fatash // May 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    What sort of manager comes out with “we will have to try and beat QPR” does that mean we do not try in other matches! do we always play for a point? Why would he make the substitutions he makes, where is Anita, where is Campbell or Obertan surely he could do better than Gosling and Ameobi. I can see Ameobi as better than Campbell in defence is that true of Gosling? when he brought these two on he had settled for a point and that honestly is not good enough and we nearly did not get that. His substitution have been poor throughout the season and has often used this tactic and it has more often than not failed. We will get relegated because of his tactics not because of the players ability. There is only one person to blame and that is Pardew he lacks the ability and talent to succeed at this level. Yes we can blame it all on Pardew, his tactics, his training methods and his lack of ability, he is out of his depth.

  • 17 JP...from The Rock // May 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    jimmysmith – Good point. I have some sympathy for Pardew on that front as he has to face the music all the time and defend his bosses without sounding like a yes man, and boost players confidence without criticizing them too much and defend his tactics so players don’t become disinterested and lose faith in him.

    It really is hard for him and to do that every 2 days is even harder on him and the team.

    BUT, it does not defend his poor substitutions and team selections of late that are costing us big time and quite possibly our EPL status!

  • 18 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Can You Picture this

    Wigan Beat Swansea
    Chelsea beat Villa
    NUFC Beat QPR
    Arsenal beat Wigan

    Table looks like this

    Nufc 41
    AVFC 40
    WAFC 38

    We are Virtually safe. Please tell me some of you can picture this

  • 19 JP...from The Rock // May 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Indian- That’s very possible but WE HAVE TO WIN AGAINST QPR. What would it look like if all the others went the same way and we draw?

    Will we be going down by goal difference?

  • 20 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Jimmy

    Pardew’s got an ego the size of America. He just loves himself and the limelight. It’s all about him. Mourinho is the same but he can back it up.

  • 21 JP...from The Rock // May 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Results need to go our way as we can’t seem to be able to get out of this on our own.

    Let’s see if luck is on our side tonight.

  • 22 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    JP

    Depends on what happens B/w Wigan and Villa and us and arsenal.

    If we lose then we need wigan to lose against villa. if they don’t then if Norwich have lost their games (both) we could still stay up

  • 23 JP...from The Rock // May 7, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I can’t stand the sight of Mourinho. He is 20x more arrogant than Pardew ever will be. Having said that at least Mourinho has an incredible record unlike our ‘special’ one Pardew.

  • 24 spitfire_ // May 7, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Rotonda heights @15

    And before that he rush Benny for Fulham… What moron you should be to make two same mistakes for 6 monts? Pardew of course.

  • 25 Rainrix // May 7, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Rotonda… There is no training its all a lie to make us feel better. Or at least pardew doesnt take training he’s too busy giving interviews all day and the rest he spends in his office writing in his little book of excuses. :)

    In all seriousness though the problem with injuries in training has been here for a while so i dont think thats entirely on pardew but rather more on the medical staff/facilities. I think its been pointed out before that in training its all smiles and people blazing shots all over the place. Sounds like pards isnt too strict in his training regimes shocking i know :|

  • 26 Rainrix // May 7, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Norwich will likely be our saviours, dont see them getting another point their form is about as none existent as ours and they have 2 tough games. At least we have one thats in theory very winnable but no doubt when the time comes theory and reality will be 2 different things.

  • 27 DokToon // May 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    rotunda,

    ego big as america? what are you saying sir? :)

  • 28 t00ntime // May 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    AP has said in an interview that he knows we have to attack vs QPR. So atleast we will see a more exciting game on Sunday. The problem is, with injuries and the fact that we have left it so late is that now after the 60th min hba+gouffran look exhausted and we have no attacking player to bring on :S.

    Todays match doesnt really matter, Wigan are likely going to get atleast 1 win so unless we win vs QPR we’re 90% certainly relegated. But if we beat QPR the chance of sunderland+norwich+wigan/villa winning 1 out of last 2 games are quite low. so we would be 90% certainly safe. (thats counting on wigan winning today, cause if they lose, villa lose in the weekend, and we win. I think it would be impossible for us to be relegated.)

    So AP knows we need to beat QPR, we know we have to beat QPR. The players know we have to beat QPR. Harry hates us and will do his best to stop us and my worst fear is remy putting the nail in our coffin. BUT its been a while since we scored, and players like cisse+cabaye+hba+gouff surely cant be kept down long. we were inches away from destroying benfica for heavens sake. I’m really nervous about the weekend but I hope our players can pull it off.

    Anyone for Girad as manager next season? wants to manage in either BPL or championship so thats us either way ;-)

  • 29 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 7, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Ben arfas hamstring is refusing to work under par dew, i certainly do not blame it

  • 30 hibbitonthewing // May 7, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    It’s illuminating perhaps that last year when results broadly went our way – albeit with some flashes of individual brilliance to help – and Pardew’s handling of HBA was lauded as great man management (by most people on here) together with the emergence of ‘Percino’, Pardew’s media handling seemed confident and balanced. Never the brightest spanner in the toolkit he earned respect from neutrals.
    Now he’s up against it and luck is not going our way, the judgement is clear. He’s just not intelligent enough to deal with the pressure of elite athletes under performing. His platitudes are increasingly embarrassing for both himself and the club.
    He has no insight, no grit and most unfortunately for us, no ideas.
    I think (hope) we’ll stay up. We’re due one or two players having a blinder and with some leadership from Colo, there is more chance of that happening.
    But please Ashleigh – acknowledge the obvious. Your assets are being devalued whilst there is no intelligent hand on the tiller. We can all see it – even those who put their support firmly behind Pardew.
    We need a serious coach and a leader of elite sportsmen. Very early in the summer.

  • 31 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    toontime

    i think it was quite telling that girard said he was happy to coach in the championship as well as the PL

  • 32 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Dok

    Nothing personal at all, just emphasizing the largeness of pardew’s ego.

  • 33 Jesus1983 // May 7, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    How many fans wanted Pardew sacked a few weeks ago after he jumped in the crowd?

  • 34 Rainrix // May 7, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Jesus1983…. Quite a lot of them actually.

  • 35 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Jesus

    Me. It made my stomach turn

  • 36 stuart no9 // May 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    jesus @33—–me !

  • 37 spitfire_ // May 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Last time when we score more than once in a single game was… against Stoke on March 10th… sad sad sad.

  • 38 t00ntime // May 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    @rotonda agreed. He also said he doesnt need money to win things, a good youth and scouts are just as good. so thats a plus for us and MA. (or somewhere along those lines)

  • 39 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I posted the modified version of my comment @ # 18 on twitter and got 13 RTs and 5 favorites :)

  • 40 fatash // May 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Hibbit
    Pardew, Never the brightest spanner in the toolkit
    He reminds me of some chinese spanners I bought very nice and shiney to look at but when you needed the they bent and turned out to be absolute s***e

  • 41 DokToon // May 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    rotunda, being from the other side of the pond, if i had feelings, theyd be hurt :)

  • 42 t00ntime // May 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    @jesus the passion he shows is one of the only positive things about him. It doesn’t seem fake it seems a spur of the moment thing which makes it better. But I would rather have him as a fan than our coach. Being passionate helps but doesnt mean ur a good manager.

  • 43 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Jesus, the ball was already well rolling before the crowd jumping. His negativity has been seen since he first got here. Defending leads and relying on bits of magic EXACTLY like Cisse’s fine finish.

    Top managers celebrate like that when they win something meaningful.

    Our delusional berk does it when one of his players, which he doesn’t know how to manage, get’s him off another hook AGAIN with a piece of brilliance which many of the players possess in their own way.

  • 44 t00ntime // May 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    @indian I posted almost the same. got 0RTs and a guy telling me we wont beat QPR :P

  • 45 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Toontime,

    Mate you have to package it right

  • 46 ArtyH // May 7, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    The taxi is overheating while waiting for Pardew. Go now CLOWN.

  • 47 toonluvva // May 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    @Indian Magpie 17.

    I expect a draw between Wigan & Swansea tonight putting Wigan on 36 points.

    On Sunday, we beat QPR and go to 41 points,
    Sun’Lun lose to Southampton and remain on 38 points.

    Wigan lose to Arsenal midweek table now
    Toon 41 points (Which makes us safe!!)
    Sun’Lun 38
    Wigan 36 (maximum they can get is 39)

    Last day
    Arsenal beat us,
    Spurs beat Sun’Lun,
    Wigan beat Villa.

    leaving
    Toon 41 points
    Wigan 39
    Sun’Lun 38.
    QPR & Reading already down.

    If that all works out then all we need to do is sack Llambias & Pardew and we can look forward to next season with renewed hope.

    I’ve not engineered the results to see Sun’Lun relegated as I would so dearly like to see us beat them home & away next season to make up for our awful home performance! The results are just the way I expect them to occur.

    I hope everyone else agrees.

  • 48 Jesus1983 // May 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    How many fans wanted Pardew sacked after he almost guided us to the Champions League and won Manager of the Season?

    How many fans were chanting his name a few months ago and now want him sacked?

    How many fans want to do a Wolves?

  • 49 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    We need to have some buffer.
    Thats for some other teams to lose.

  • 50 stuart no9 // May 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    more urgent news coming in from the den – millwall are looking for a trainee manager . 1 year contract only. nufc have gladly given them permission to talk Alan pardew. tactical awareness not essential , in house training by professional coaches given.

  • 51 Hatem's better than Messi // May 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Indian … it’s seems a long time since we won our one away game at Villa.

    Current form suggests a 0-0 draw at best.
    Sod’s Law says Remy scores their winner.

  • 52 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Toon Luva,

    There are other permutations as well, I went with what seemed feasible.

    I am sure so did you

  • 53 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    ‘It’s a bit of a mental blow. I’m still smarting from the Sunderland goal that we got to make it one-all. It would have been massive for us to get a goal against West Ham.’

    He creates excuses because he is completely unable to produce positive changes on the pitch. His excuses continue because the lack of points continue… it’s cyclical, and never ending.

    With it comes subliminal negativity absorbed in the minds of the players, that it’s OK to not produce a performance due to the burden of X, Y, Z excuse. When actually Alan, IT’S NOT!!!

    Even Di Canio yesterday, fair play to him, when the commentator asked about the loss of Sessegnon, he immediately said he doesn”t want to talk about about him as he is not one of the players who needs to maintain focus to get points that night. He is removing any negative, feeling sorry for yourself thoughts and promote a positive attitude. They did if act play 2 thirds of the game with 10 men, still tried to attack when they could, and actually got the goal.

    Wigan and Villa both go and get three points…

    I’d just like to add, Pardew, you are pathetic.

  • 54 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Pardew is asking Ben Arfa to do his defensive duties and put a tackle inside a penalty box.

    Instate of outside the box waiting to counter with his speed and dribbling skill.

    Pardew: Hatem, get in there and defence. Help Danny out he can’t cope. We are playing “counter attacking football” remember? I need you to go tackle and get the ball.

  • 55 p // May 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    it’s all guessing to be honest.

    however, I agree with @51, we are in bad form

    I do not see a massive catalyst of change.

    Collo coming back is a plus but, we look pretty blunt up front

    I expect a draw at QPR (or one of those sod-law games where Remy scores against us) then for us to narrowly lose to Arsenal. But it’s just a guess, that is all anyone can do.

    We’ll be doing well to get 2 points on our form but, that may be enough. It really is 50:50 whether we stay up right now

  • 56 toonluvva // May 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    I watched the Sun’Lun v Stoke last night. Once Gardner was sent off I thought that Pardew had been appointed Stoke manager.

    Their second half performance was a disgrace to professional football IMO as they seemed to be just going throught the motions, content to hang onto a 1 nil lead. Remind you of anyone? They should have used their numerical advantage and scored a second at least before going negative.

    Hopefully for us, Southampton who are still in the mire will show more purpose and take 3 points on Sunday. Don’t get me wrong, we still MUST beat QPR, and if Arsenal beat Wigan next week we will go into the last match safe.

    Once again I’ll repeat my mantra, Llambias & Pardew out!

  • 57 fatash // May 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    “Not just us – all the teams above us. It looks like at QPR we’re going to have to try to win the game and see where that leaves us. We wanted to try to get two wins.” A Pardew

    Has he realised we need to win this game but what will his tactics be, we needed to win at WBA, West Ham and at home to Sunderland and Liverpool an extra goal scored may be the difference to our survival.
    Yes Mr Pardew we should try and win this game but we should have tried to win every game turnip.

  • 58 Sack Llambias // May 7, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    QPR 0
    Swansea 5
    Opening game of the season refereed by
    Lee Probert, the referee of our game on
    Sunday.

  • 59 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Jesus, Pardew was still new to the job, players wanted to play, so they put up with the negative tactics last year, and we scraped by with winning by a goal from some of the quality which we do possess and ALL those Simpson clearances off the line. He also had an unbelievable amount of luck last year with players not being injured and a settled back four, which scraped him a lot of points.

    That type of lucky injury run just doesn’t happen in a general season. Injuries occur for every team. Similarly to an extent we’ve had a lot of injuries this year, BUT similar players can come in for the players who can’t play. Perch for Tiote, Anita for Cabaye etc, but he can’t even use them properly.

    The common factor though here is he hasn’t got us playing ‘well’ for anything other than one off games or spells/halves in games.

    Another highlight of the man’s incompetence was that the best football we’ve played was last year for half a dozen games in 433, yet the idiot switches formation, and the results taper off.

    Players out of position and played with poor form are commonplace. Lack of movement off the ball is abysmal at times (at the games this is blindingly obvious to see, not so much on the tv)

    Cisse on the right wing is about as obvious a clue to his lack of footballing knowledge which he possess (or doesn’t possess).

    Here’s a dreadful stat.

    Shola

    4 starts
    18 substitute appearances from the bench

    ONE goal.

    I’ve literally shaking my head as I’ve written that.

    And he plays Cisse on the right?

    The man is a managerial liability and his other clubs have realised this as they’ve sacked him when he has them fighting relegation AS WELL.

  • 60 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    toonluvva @47 – what about Norwich, if they lost both their games they would be relegated rather than Sunderland.

  • 61 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    bye,bye pardew ,pardew bye bye ,,,,to the tune of bay city rollers flogging with a wet trout is to good for pardew

  • 62 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Laurent Robert 32

    Shut up will u

    You are talking abt manager’s favorite player. Go Figure

  • 63 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    loose or draw @ qpr there should be an empty stadium against arsenal to show fat man the errors of keeping pardew

  • 64 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Indian, yes favourite players with prolonged poor form… another shocking piece of managerial decision making, which he does not change.

  • 65 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    I don’t know what the reception for Pardew will be like after that Arsenal game whether we stay up or go down. If people even stay. If we get pummeled again, most of the stadium with have gone like the Liverpool game, but worse.

    Just hope we can somehow get a win against QPR.

  • 66 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 7, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Wonder what songs will be requested on Sunday week

    Down Down Going Down -Quo
    The only way is Up – Yazz
    Or one for Pardew – Should He stay or should He go – clash

    Buckets nd Spades at the ready -could be a few days a the Seaside next season:
    Brighton – if do not go up in play offs
    Blackpool
    Bournemouth
    Middlesbrough – seal sands
    Ipswich

    Yahooooo

  • 67 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Laurent Robert 32

    you do know i was with you

  • 68 Douglas // May 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    My gut feeling is that we will go down. Pardew: even if he saves us, he knows he is on his way out. So what is his motivation? Put that with his lack of a footballing philosophy, he aint going to perform.

  • 69 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    John Tudor

    No there shouldn’t it should be a full stadium as we are the geordies, not f****g mancs. go support Bayern Munich they’re on the verge of European dominance

  • 70 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Stats:

    Away from home, we’ve conceded 11 goals in the 76-90+ min period. We’ve only scored 2.

    There is no doubt that Pardew’s negative sitting back effects the scoreline:

    GOALS PER 15 MIN. (away)
    0-15 GF 3
    GA 2
    16-30 GF 3
    GA 5
    31-45 GF 3
    GA 4
    46-60 GF 5
    GA 6
    61-75 GF 3
    GA 8
    76-90 GF 2
    GA 11

    As you can see, the earlier in the game it is, the general trend is that the less we concede away from home. This is usually when we are playing with a more positive attitude.

    Therefore, the later in the game it gets and Pardew insists on sitting back, the more likely the opposition will score.

  • 71 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Yes Indian, I know ;-)

  • 72 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    From the games which we’ve won, 8 out of the 10 wins have been by ONE solitary goal. With the exception of Southampton and Wigan which were 4-2 and 3-0 respectively.

    Why only one goal? Pardew again with his defensive orders.

    We’ve lost 10 by one goal.

    You can’t expect to win games if you don’t create chances.

    This is so BASIC it’s unbelievable to think a Premier League manager can not see this. Worse still, to persist with his own failing methods.

    This lack of goals combined with the awful goals against ratio is going to seriously hamper our chances of survival if points are tied. Cheers, Alan, cheers for nothing.

  • 73 p // May 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Douglas, he will want to keep us up from a CV point of view.

    He is not done with football management, he will be looking for the next hapless chairman

  • 74 Tsunki // May 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Pardew hasn’t clicked yet that he has the worst-drilled team to sit on a lead or a 0-0 for a long stretch of game time. We can’t keep possession, and several of our players lose patience and drill a hit and hope long pass straight to a well-marked player or just the opposition to save time. Plus I say again we are the most unfit team as well so when we run out of steam around the 70 minute mark its time for the negative subs. Instean of injecting a bit of pace and bringing on anita, we get spank the ball up to shola. That’s what we do.

  • 75 toonking // May 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    if ferguson and Sammy are both back pardew should give them a try
    team vs QPR
    harper
    simmo colo saylor hadaira
    HBA tiote/anita/cabaye ferguson
    Sammy cisse
    but their will be as much chance of him doing that as their is of me winning over £1000 on the lotto
    his team will be
    Elliot
    simmo saylor colo mbiwa
    tiote cabaye
    HBA/sissoko goufran Jonas
    cisse

  • 76 Tsunki // May 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Would rather see goofy than sammy mind. Even campbell.

  • 77 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    The 10 goals which we’ve conceded away from home from 80-90+ minutes is the worst in the league by the way.

    Wigan have only conceded 5 and so have QPR. Reading 6.

    But hey, the knacker has a “strong philosophy” which he’ll take into the next three games.

    He talks about stats as well in interviews. Good heavens, he is abysmal.

    He must be reading from the stats from when Sir Bobby was in charge as he’s seeing the wrong things.

  • 78 stuart no9 // May 7, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    JP—from the rock.

    JP jimmysmith – Good point. I have some sympathy for Pardew on that front as he has to face the music all the time and defend his bosses without sounding like a yes man, and boost players confidence without criticizing them too much and defend his tactics so players don’t become disinterested and lose faith in him.

    It really is hard for him and to do that every 2 days is even harder on him and the team.

    i really dont understand why you have sympathy for him. its his job to do all those things you have mentioned above. – if he cant do it, then he shouldnt be a manager of NUFC.
    The fact is he cant do it and he is getting us relegated ! SYMPATHY ???????????????

  • 79 mindshaft // May 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I agree that we need to leave Cisse and HBA on the half way line when we are defending, surely 9 behind the ball can defend as QPR will leave at least two and poss 3 players back to mark them – it then gives us an option of someone to pass to rather than just hoofing it back to the opposing team
    then again it’s pards so everyone run back and defend

  • 80 toonking // May 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    as for Ashley himself what he needs to do is sort our midfield out and get in more forwards
    far too many midfielders are centre midfielders and defensive midfielders
    cabaye CM
    sissokoCDM
    anita CM
    goslingCM
    bigi CDM
    tiote CDM
    the wingers and wide men on the other hand are
    HBA
    marvo
    gouffran
    Jonas although he is now very poor
    obatan

    as for forwards all we have really is
    cisse
    shola
    cambell is very young still so could feel much more pressure.

  • 81 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Wow… and what a stat to back up the negative tactics which thousands of us see enforced for the last half hours and whole second halves…

    We have conceded the most or joint /worst goals over EACH of the three 15 minute periods of the second half:

    46 – 60mins 13 goals
    61 – 75mins 14 goals
    76 – 90mins 17 goals

    That is backing up all the viewpoints that we are progressively are more negative throughout the second half.

    I can see it myself on the pitch that we’re sitting back and allowing the opposition to attack us. The stats above are what happens if we play that way.

    Pardew is clueless.

  • 82 toonking // May 7, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    tsuki I forgot about goufran I would have him in myself the front two goufran and cisse.

  • 83 stuart no9 // May 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    JESUS @ 48 —- We will be wolves if pardew stays here another year, and just for the record , i wanted him sacked his very first game in charge against livrtpool. H e even had the cheek and and audacity to credit himself with that win against liverpool. tos;er

  • 84 check the toastie // May 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Laurent Robert 32 – super stats, good effort, but i dont need the stats to tell me that Pardew is a self delusional Dickhead, he was all last year as well, and personally i would have sacked him last summer as he is f#cking useless, he carried immense luck last season.

    Outplayed by Wolves, Bolton and Blackburn at home last year, should have been spanked by QPR, Blackburn and other useless teams away last year, however credit to the players resolve and last ditch defending, its all we had. Cant believe this is actually happening.

    We should be already down based on performances, we have been shit, (Chelsea home game an amazing exception, before he ruined our new frenchies) Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

    Evil Thrives when Good Men Remain Silent……..

    You know who you are………………………………….

  • 85 santonthenewmaldini // May 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    We should keep the same back 4 as last week and have only 1 of Tiote or Jonas playing as the defensive midfielder

    Should move Arfa and Cabaye in the middle together with the insurance of one of the chuckle brothers covering ha ah

    Put Debuchy on the right wing and get him forward all game let Simmo do the defending

    Also bring on Ferguson 2nd half to launch great quality in Gouffran and Cisse would love to have the delivery that he can provide into the box plus he will be fresh and confident

    Job done QPR are terrible at defending crosses into the box this is how Arsenal struggled because they dont play that way but our strikers are meant to be have crosses into the box as they have the movement and like to attack things but we never do it

    I wont hold my breath though I would not be surprised if Shola started over Ben Arfa…..

  • 86 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Cheers check. May put up some more factual statistical based manure in the near future.

  • 87 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    As much as I don’t want to see Colo playing for us, he does bring a calming influence to Saylor and keeps him in check. Mapou looked very solid at left back and Simpson managed to keep Jarvis quiet and after Debuchy’s sheer stupidity with his red card I wouldn’t trust him to start. So we have to go with the same back four at QPR and if Sissoko is fit to play I’d use him to replace Tiote and push Cabaye higher up the park

  • 88 toonluvva // May 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    @martoon

    Quite right about Norwich, but I was concentrating on those around us to show that the situation is not necessarily as dire as thought.

    Still we MUST beat QPR.

    For as long as there are games to be played, points to be won, we are not down.

    In a way I’m glad we are away at QPR as I feel that the pressure cooker atmosphere of SJP affects the team if things are not going well. Hopefully we will be safe by the time the Arsenal game rolls around.

  • 89 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    We have conceded 16 more goals in the second half of matches than QPR.

    We have THE worst second half goals conceded tally (44) in the league. Our first half tally, and as we know, less negative attitude, has meant we have conceded HALF that at only (22!) which is only joint tenth worst.

    These stats are hittin’ Pardew supporters for six, in cricket terms.

    Sitting back doesn’t work for us.

    I feel like Jonah Hill on Moneyball.

  • 90 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Laurent Robert 32

    I’m not surprised that our second half defensive record is so poor as, if we manage to take the lead in the first half we come back out with the mentality of defending for the entire second half. Somehow Pardew hasn’t twigged all season that we are shyte at defending and persists with his deluded approach :(

  • 91 check the toastie // May 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    People really need to stop picking teams as whoever we start is irrelevent, at some point during the match whether we start well ar start badly, Pardew’s tactical ineptitude will take over and he will change things at some point and we will end up beat, when will the penny drop with people.

    It is nothing to do with the players it is the Nobber in charges fault.

    We struggled to beat a terrible QPR at home and were beat by a terrible Reading team so why should we win at the weekend, we wont and we are down, Get your head round it,

    The biggest mismanagement of a football squad in the history of football, it will all come out when we go down, god knows what is really going on inside the dressing room, the players must have got sick of the Tit a long time ago, wonder why Collo really wants to go?

    With a decent man and football manager in charge next year he may even stay. Will Benitez take over in the championship, unlikely.

  • 92 check the toastie // May 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Anyway i have had 18 months of preaching this same Anti Pardew ‘Rubbish’, so there is really no more i can contribute.

    The only chance we have is if he is stood down for the last 2 games, if he is in charge we are Doomed.

    SO SO Sad…………………………………..

  • 93 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    excuses excuses excuses lame ones at that naff off

  • 94 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    conspiracy theory 60 mill to go down sell best players sounds like it to me

  • 95 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 7, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    My latest Tweet

    Birds of same feather flock together #swans #magpies #NUFC

  • 96 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    parduped : definition ?:countless supporters befuddled by one nacker

  • 97 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Pardew won`t resign because he`s a winner and we are the losers for putting up with his shite football and drivel.

  • 98 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Jack, I agree.

  • 99 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Is Santon gonna be fit for QPR

  • 100 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    unaware that he plays for them but you never know

  • 101 Williamsonsuks // May 7, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Has Benny maybe just had enough of the Pardew circus? Don’t want Benny to go! If he does good luck to him. A guy with that much talent deserves medals, silverware, plaudits and respect. On the othrr hand please stay and give us more thrills!!

  • 102 papattack // May 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    lets be honest pardew cant get the best out of these players, be it language barrier or poor tactics its not working.

    if we stay up i would really like ashley to go after benitez, i dont know if he would come but surely worth a shout. hes proved hes still a top manager at chelsea under alot of pressure from the chelsea fans too.

  • 103 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    From our 8 matches which we’ve drawn this season, in only 2 of those games have we managed to score 2 goals.

    Incidentally, Demba Ba scored all 4 of those goals against Everton and Reading back in September.

    3 of the 4 goals conceded were in the second half of games. One of those 3 was in the last 10 minutes (88th minute).

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

    Check

    As you say ” The biggest mismanagement of a football squad in the history of football”

    It’s like when he dropped Tevez and Mascherano for those world beaters Mullins and Harewood. Now it’s Perch and Shola for Anita and Marveaux!!

  • 105 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Maybe I should copy and paste all these posts and try and get them sent to somewhere it may do some good.

  • 106 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    pardew wants fergy back to help tidy up

  • 107 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    JB

    That would make too much sense though. This is Pardew we’re talking about. The biggest and sickest joke in football.

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

    Pardew “Qpr is a must win game”
    Pity he didn`t have that thinking with 36 previous games then we wouldn`t be in this mess

  • 109 papattack // May 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    i dont know what pardews agenda is with anita, hes performed in the DM role better than anyone this season yet warms the bench most games.

  • 110 Dannyo // May 7, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Yo!

    Can I ask, is there a chance this could be a Moyes/Everton season? What was it? 6th, then 17th, then 4th?
    Why could it/could not be like that?

  • 111 Rotonda heights // May 7, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    dannyo

    Don’t think Moyes ever all but relegated 3 different clubs playing rubbish negative, dour hoof ball.

    Tragic that Benny, Marv, Cabs, Anita, Sissoko etc are playing under this dinosaur.

  • 112 Dannyo // May 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    @Rotonda
    Hmm, fair enough.
    But yeah, I can’t disagree, our players aren’t utilised right very often, especially the 2nd half of the season when we got our new group of players in. They’ve been all over more or less.

    I think it’s down to AP trusting his players too much, and he does that because he isn’t creative himself.

  • 113 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Rotonda

    I said earlier that it would be frightening to see what Keegan or Sir Bobby could do with this sqaud, but it’s sickening to see it being wasted on Pardew as he will never be able to fully realise it’s true potential.

    I know that Ashley gets blasted on here and rightly so, but under him we have amassed the basis of one of the best squads I’ve ever seen on our books, now if only he can finally wake up and employ a manager to get them playing and take us to where we are all longing to go

  • 114 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    on a brighter note we won world war 2

  • 115 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Come on Swansea, please, please, please please, please get a win tonight

  • 116 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Lets all pray

  • 117 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    We should go with the 3-4-1-2 formation at QPR if Santon is fit
    ____________Elliot
    ______Taylor__Collo__Mbiwa
    Debcuchy—Anita___Cabaye____Santon
    ____________HBA
    _________Cisse——-Goffran

    Bench-Harps,Sissoko,Campbell,Tiote,Perch,Guti,Obertan

  • 118 JackButler // May 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Would anyone like to see Martinez take over from Pardew???

  • 119 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    COME ON SWANSEA

  • 120 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    It’s not looking good all wigan attacking :(

  • 121 papattack // May 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    jackbutler

    i’d like martinez or benitez. they both know how to play good attacking football. tactically a level above pardew for me.

  • 122 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Swear to god if Scharner scores the goal to send us down I’m going to find Kets and beat him.

  • 123 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    There pushed up to the half way line playing 3 at the back….Determination to score goals right there

  • 124 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    COME ON LITTLE WAYNE

  • 125 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    FK IN BOX

  • 126 stuart no9 // May 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    just a little thought on the wigan game tonight.!
    reading the suns article on tonights game , they mention of links between the 2 clubs going back about 10 years .
    That was the time martinez played fpr swansea,
    They are linked with , coaches , physios , players, in a ” friendly “way.
    I would not expect any team in the prem to “throw ” a match for any reason , however, it will be interesting to note the “commitment ” by the swansea players on things like , tackles .or their competitive will to win a game.
    a
    Are we going to see a all out type game , or more of a placid affair. you make your mind up ,!

  • 127 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    STupid cu*t puts it over the bar from 6 yards out

  • 128 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    what a waste

  • 129 catchy in norway // May 7, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    just sent a letter in to the club

    where to start ??

    please forward to MR D Llambias

    well i guess i have to ask why we still have a man in charge of our great club,
    i have a number of issues with him at the club, and it not just recent form

    no1, lack of football, we are no longer a football club, not with him in charge, football is about 2 teams trying to score goals, with AP in charge of our great club, its more a case of protect a 0-0, and see if we get lucky,
    our players are some of the very best in the premiership, and i honestly believe that with the right manager, we should be top 4 very easy, in fact i think there are only 2 squads better than ours in the division, man c and chelsea,
    our players no longer know how to pass a ball, our players no longer make runs, or try and make space for each other, basic football , stuff kids do , we struggle with
    our strategy seems to be, lets se how the other team sets up, and try and combat that, rather than lets go out and win this, let them worry about us,
    i love jonas, but he no longer offers us anything on the pitch, yet he seems to be the first name down on the team sheet, if AP wants runners, please, call me,, il run all day, and im 50 times cheaper,

    no2 man management, or lack of it, i know there has been statements released by the club to try and assure anyone who loves the club that we are united, but trust me actions speak louder than words, and the actions i see week after week i see on the pitch are not those of a team showing togetherness,
    i think his treatment of our young players to be that of a coward, he would rather have a go at kids than then take it out on the senior players, im 40 years old , and i have never heard of grown men looking up to kids for guidance , and this is what AP was basicly saying, its a team game, 11 on the pitch but only the kids where to blame

    no3, his total lack of respect for fans that pay hundreds of pounds, some even thousands to support our club,
    for him to come out after we have been beaten and say “we wasnt at our best today” “we looked leggy” “we have had to many injuries” “if im honest” he is just one excuse after another, when actually, if you go back and look, he has been saying these things since he got to our club,
    please go and look at the fixtures , all these home games
    nufc v villa 1-1
    nufc v west h 0-1
    nufc v swan 1-2
    nufc v read 1-2
    a few away games
    sou h v nufc 2-0
    sto v nufc 2-1

    all of these games , IMO we had the better team , but we got poor results due to poor tactics on the day, all these games are with teams i believe should be under us, against teams like these . we should be going out to crush them, a win should be min we expect, yet right now we are being led to believe that refs and a hundred other poor excuses are why we are where we are,
    this is not just this season to,AP has been here for nearly 3 seasons, last season we finished 5th, honestly it was fantastic, but i sat there at the end of games thinking how did we win that? we just got batterd for 90 mins, but on so many occasions it was one man shows that got AP out of trouble
    Ba
    HBA
    Cisse
    these 3 took turns at saving us, once luck starts to run out, your left with what you are, and what we are is a very poor footballing club

    i would love a reply, but i guess this is just one of thousands of letters like this

    please remove AP as soon as possible, and save our club

    very unhappy fan

    lee

  • 130 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    We really need a draw here can’t see swansea winning this 1

  • 131 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Catchy

    Your name is not Lee.

  • 132 bills-son // May 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    This is the worsr iv’e seen Swansea pass the ball. Doesn’t look good.

  • 133 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    If swansea do us a fav here I will like and respect them more than any other team in the league except for the toon ofcourse

  • 134 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    catchy

    You make good points, sum up the lack of quality in pardew well

    but in no way do we have even close to the 3rd best squad in the league.

  • 135 Spotlight Kid // May 7, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    There’s little of no motivation in the Swansea team – even the summariser mentioned this. The best bet is the Wigan keeper, Robles, who looks well shaky…..

  • 136 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Look how wide Wigan are stretching the pitch. It’s like Man Utd. Both wide forwards almost touching the sidelines. Creates lots of space for players to play.

  • 137 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Swansea in proper holiday mode here, cant blame them tbf there season is over

  • 138 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Hang in there swans …Nail biting stuff

  • 139 Joe Blog // May 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Anyone else get the urge to try and rip off Mcmanatwat’s eyebrows? Surely they’re not real.

  • 140 nufc1984 // May 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    the beauty of this game is they are both shattered from weekend. The longer it goes on hopefully the less chance they have of scoring. Will come down to who is the fittest. But Martinez also has to keep in mind the cup final. Would be good if they lost as this was the only game I could see them taking 3 points from. As I can’t see us picking up any points between now and end of season.:-(

  • 141 Joe Blog // May 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Look at that shack of a stadium and all the empty seats. They’ll be no loss should they go down.

  • 142 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Our squad isn’t that good.

    We have 5 internationals who start often for their country…krul, colo, debuchy cabaye and cisse

    then we have a few who get on the bench mbiwa and sissoko

    then a few who do bit parts like santon and ben arfa.

    We have a much better squad than the likes of those teams around us but we are far from a top 4 spot, at least 3/4 before we can even challenge.

  • 143 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    by the way lads that wasn’t a defense of pardew but merely stating that even with a good manager we are by no means guaranteed a top 4, we’d be a similar position to liverpool.

  • 144 Spotlight Kid // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    TS@141

    £155m was the last squad valuation. 7th in the Premier League. Seems about right. Certainly not relegation fodder without the magic Pardew touch!

  • 145 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    1-0 wigan

  • 146 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    OH FFS WIGAN SCORED

  • 147 Spotlight Kid // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    1-0 Wigan…

  • 148 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    shit

  • 149 Joe Blog // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    OOPS!

  • 150 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Aww shit

  • 151 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    We are in big trouble now

  • 152 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    So if they win we are going down

  • 153 Jamiemac // May 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • 154 Mag.no // May 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I think it’s between us and Norwich now. I can easily see both teams not picking up more points, so goal difference.

    God i hate Pardew right now!

  • 155 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    vote with your ffin feet

  • 156 nufc1984 // May 7, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    down and out lads. Hello championship. Not a hope that Swansea will score second half. They have been woeful!

  • 157 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    spotlight

    i just think we people build us up to much here, we are good and should be safely top ten but not top 4.

    We only have 1 decent striker, not a world beater, just a good striker.

    We have a few good creative players like marv, ben arfa and cabaye

    good midfielders likes sissoko, anita and tiote (except this season)

    then a decent selection of defenders but none world class and proven in the top level of the prem (except colo but he wants away).

    Liverpool have 2 good strikers (one of them is world class) then gerrard who has seen it all in the prem, coutinho who looks a talent then they have others players who you consider basic like downing, henderson etc but they can pass and move well enough.

    They have a very good defense as well as a good keeper, much more proven than our back 4.

    So for people to think we’d steam pas spurs or arsenal are just being overly optimistic.

  • 158 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Thank you Pardew you tosser

    Thank you to every moron Pardew apologist

    Once again we are the laughing stock of the EPL

  • 159 Unbelievable Tekkers // May 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    I dont trust our players to be able to play with the pressure of being in the bottom 3…im 50//50 to us staying up

  • 160 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Do we still want to give Pardew until Christmas?

  • 161 maximan23 // May 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    oh shi*e wigan 1-0
    swansea look like they dont give a f**k
    absolute disdrace

    not looking good

  • 162 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Relegation is by no means nailed on lads and lasses.

    We can keep QPR, even a point against them might be enough as norwich will struggle to get anything off west brom and man city and the mackems wont have it easy vs southampton and spurs.

    Keep believing, even if it’s just in others teams incompetence.

  • 163 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    beattie

    I’ll give him until new year ;)

  • 164 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    the sooner there all gone the better

  • 165 colwell // May 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Who would of thought despite improving the squad we are going down? We have too beat QPR and Arsenal is that going too happen? No chance Arsenal will give us an absolute hiding which in turn will make our goal difference even worse.

    Fcuk we are going down Pardew has made me really hate football this season, sooner he has gone the better and take his useless coaches with him!

  • 166 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    We are in the bottom 3 Sage.

    Do you think Pardew and the players have the mentality?

  • 167 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    i wouldnt give him the steam of my ………..

  • 168 Marty-Toon // May 7, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    There it is,Wigan scored
    They’ve been lucky to have that dangerous idiot available for these games after what he did to Haida

  • 169 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Fcuk
    1-0 wigan terrible defending
    Bottom 3 lads

  • 170 Ketsbaia9 // May 7, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Hopefully we’ll beat QPR and Wigan and Chelsea will beat Villa.

  • 171 Marty-Toon // May 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Transfer
    How do you think we will get anything from the arsenal game?
    They’ve played teams off the park that have beaten us to a pulp

  • 172 Assam Toon // May 7, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Will Wigan even lose to arsenal? Not only are we on the train to championship, arsenal might miss CL after all these years…thanks to Wigan! Of no relevance now, but what a fairy tale team they are!
    pardew’s grin after getting a draw at Boleyn seems like a sick joke now.

  • 173 p // May 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Seriously, I think it is a fantastic achievement here. To take the toon into the bottom 3 takes enormous incompetence. And the excuses well, they are crafted with absolute genius.

    Pards- what a triffick geyser

  • 174 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Well I hope Pardew is watching this sitting in his massive house with not a care in the world. He has no ties to NUFC, the moron probably has a bet on us too go down.

  • 175 catchy in norway // May 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    TS

    IMO

    i think both man c and CHE have great squads

    but man u, there isnt many i would take out of there team and swap for ours
    i think man u have the best manager, who knows how to get the best out of a team, he knows you need to score goals, his teams are all about creating chances and having players in and around the area

    i think spuds are all about bale, and i like AVB , good manager
    everton have some good players

    liverpool, are poor IMO, good manager, who will make them good again, but its all about suarez,( dont count the game v us, we made look amazing) we let them play

    the rest for me are all about the same,, well qpr, should not be down there,,

    its all about managers, and we have a very poor one

  • 176 colwell // May 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Liverpool played pass and move football and ruined us Arsenal play the same way just better.

    Lets not forget they humped us 7-3 already could be a similar score although can’t see us scoring 3 in a game again.

  • 177 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Out of our hands now, i don’t think we will pick up a point at Arsenal and our frenchies seem to bottle it when we go a goal down now, so lets hope some flipping magic happens at QPR or we’re screwed :(

  • 178 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Pardew should have gone a month ago FFS. While we still had a chance.

  • 179 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Pardew has done it we are in the relagation zone officially the worst manager we have ever had. Someone in the medical team should be sacked on the spot.

  • 180 stuart no9 // May 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    I put a post on here at about 8 oclock, post @125 , maybe thats the reason for this swansea performance .
    I am not saying they would throw the game , however i questiond their commitment .- maybe it is coincidence? , what do you think ??????

  • 181 BandB // May 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Mr BandB threw a barbecue for our friends last night, as it was the bank holiday.
    He eventually grabbed my earhole and dragged me into the freezing cold garden, complaining that sloping off to watch the Sunderland game was “poor form.”
    So I let him go to the pub tonight so he could moan about me to his friends.
    I have been swatting up on a brief or three, after a lazy weekend.
    Now he’s texted me to say Wigan scored with the last kick of the first half. I just came on to here to tell you that all men are gits, and I want you all to bear witness to his emotional cruelty.

  • 182 catchy in norway // May 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    colwell

    forgot about ars

    but i dont fear them, not one bit

    i think pardew is to blame for 7-3, he bottled it

    we were holding our own against them, and he throw in the towl

  • 183 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Come on guys the match is not over yet

  • 184 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Thanks Pards for playing the ugliest football in the Premiership.Both sides tonight make it look so easy with pass and move

  • 185 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    TimKrulFan

    Just cause pardew isn’t do a job well doesn’t mean that a medical staff should be sacked?

  • 186 papattack // May 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    im sorry but even if wigan win tonight i dont see them beating arsenal away and villa arent gunna beat chelsea so if we can get a point at qpr then aslong as wigan and villa dont draw we’re ok.

    we need to win at qpr though otherwise you can guarentee wigan and villa will draw and send us down.

    so many twists and turns yet though.

  • 187 jimmysmith // May 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Jesus, it feels horribly like already knowing the dreadful outcome and simply watching it unfold now.

  • 188 Eddie // May 7, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Barring some improvement in the Swans, looks like we’re fooked.

  • 189 colwell // May 7, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Catchy

    The way we have been set up and played I fear everyone.

    Our games are the worst too watch and have been all year.

    The last few games everyone has been saying it’s ok if we just beat ???? then we’ll be fine. That hasn’t happend and doesn’t look lie coming anytime soon.

  • 190 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    catchy

    I think the best you can say is we are equal to liverpool, spurs, arsenal (still don’t agree with that like) but even still a good manager won’t get us top 4 nailed on, challenge maybe, but not a guarantee by any stretch (sorry if you didn’t mean that).

    Marty

    I don’t fancy us getting anything off arsenal but we probably wont need to. If norwich lose there last 2, likely the way they are going (west brom and city playing pretty well) then we just need 1 point, we can do that against QPR (ideally 3 though).

  • 191 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    LeToonARMY

    I’m normally an optimist as i genuinely couldn’t see wigan getting out of this mess again but after 3-2 at west brom! watching my team get hammered all season its hard to watch especially after the dizzy heights of last season

  • 192 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    1-1

  • 193 DS_NUFC // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    yessssssssss

  • 194 colwell // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Rangelllllllllllllll

  • 195 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    YESSS

  • 196 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    get innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • 197 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    yyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

  • 198 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    F*****g get in!

  • 199 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    WAYNE ROUTLEDGE FTW

  • 200 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    We routledge getting stuck in …Come on swansea give us some hope keep the score like this

  • 201 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Yeah as i was saying swansea was going to score!

  • 202 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Routledge doing us a favour.

  • 203 ajcrawfs // May 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    GET IN!

    Swansea have started well here

  • 204 Eddie // May 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Last chance saloon. Come on the Swans – or we’re well and truly fooked.

  • 205 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Life line from swansea! Cmon swansea get the second

  • 206 ajcrawfs // May 7, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    why can’t we play like these two teams? beautiful football with arguably worse players

  • 207 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Thanks Alan for ruining my life and boyhood football club. Only a clueless tosser like him could get a squad with this much talent relegated. Premature maybe but I can’t see us getting anything from Arsenal and with only 1 win away all season I am not confident of 3 points against QPR either.

    Alan Pardew my hero

  • 208 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    OH FFS 2-1

  • 209 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    2-1 wigan

  • 210 colwell // May 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    And we are back DOWN

  • 211 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • 212 ajcrawfs // May 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    ffs

  • 213 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Ffs swansea

  • 214 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    I have been saying wigan will win…@WWYCD what do you have to say about wigan looking unstoppable now?

  • 215 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    big pappa

    qpr are garbage, they are in worse form than is with no win in the last 6 with only 2 draws, so i’m confident of at least a point.

  • 216 DS_NUFC // May 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    absolutely shocking that we are in the bottom 3 with our current group of players.pardew is the worst manager in all the football league

  • 217 mally72 // May 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    We are screwed its win or bust now at qpr the second the final whistle blows after the arsenal game pardew has to be sacked can’t beleive he has got me having to visit smoggyland for a derby next season

  • 218 jordijohnty // May 7, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    how can i team with caldwell in it be better than us , and in europe next season as well….were down

  • 219 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    wish people would calm down

    yes it’s a crime if Pardew takes this squad down, he will go down in history as a complete buffoon but so what.

    we can still watch them play next season even if it’s in the championship, not where we want to be at all but it’s still our team and we can still enjoy watching them.

    Remember the montpellier manager said he wasn’t against managing in the championship.

  • 220 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    @jordi they play attacking football when they need to while we just defend every match

  • 221 jimmysmith // May 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Each passing game represents another year of psychotherapy I’ll need to recover.

  • 222 Dude // May 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Wigan have some ugly fans. Thankfully interspersed by plenty of empty suits.

  • 223 John Tudor // May 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    the writing is now on the wall now ffin get out now

  • 224 knottsy82 // May 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    the players need to take a good long look at themselves how many deserve to play for our club? not many

  • 225 Dude // May 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Empty seats even.

  • 226 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Transfer Sage

    I cant believe you are actually trying to find a positive out of relegation .. smh

  • 227 Unbelievable Tekkers // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • 228 colwell // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • 229 ajcrawfs // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    get in!!!

  • 230 archaeomag // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    ‘king ‘ell

  • 231 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    hate this emotional rollercoaster COME ON YOU SWANS

  • 232 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    My heart is in my mouth …Watching this game from behind my sofa

  • 233 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    YYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS
    GET THE FCUK IN THERE SWANSEA
    Now finish this tin pot team off!!!

  • 234 Dude // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Come on Swansea. Wrap this up.

  • 235 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    ill shag a sheep if swansea win

  • 236 ajcrawfs // May 7, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I actually love Swansea! wish we were more like them

  • 237 Unbelievable Tekkers // May 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    agreed i just want this god damn season to be over not knowing what is going to happen is horrible….i wish football didnt affect me so much

  • 238 Assam Toon // May 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    My thoughts are shifting from Will Wigan go down to Should Wigan go down… We keep on saying “too good to go down”, this is the yardstick of “too good to go down”. All hopes on wba vs norwich now.

  • 239 Oleg G // May 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    The Israeli factor!

    2-2!

    Thank you shechter!!!!

  • 240 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Considering cabaye is fully capped international and britton is a squad player at any other club, britton cross pitch long balls are putting cabs to shame

  • 241 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Lads calm down don’t get your hopes up yet….Just relax

  • 242 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    If we beat QPR we should be safe but arsenal will proberly beat us which Is painful for me because I live down south and all my mates support arsenal.

  • 243 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    who just mentioned caldwell? cause that was a criminal goal to give away!

  • 244 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Think you have to say, considering this is a relegation battle game, we play the worst brand of football in the league

  • 245 ajcrawfs // May 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Swansea pass it around fantastically well

  • 246 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Di santo on another striker there going for it . I’m just praying swansea can get a point think they will need to score another one to…

  • 247 Mark the Mag // May 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    In, out, you shake it all about.

  • 248 jimiley // May 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Wigan will win this one because they never give up. We half expected it didnt we? But we can take 6 points from our next two games and will be safe. Keep the faith in Big Mike and dead man walking.

  • 249 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Swansea 1,2 or 3 touches then pass it. Look what Pardew is making our calibre of players do.

    He should be put in stocks on Northumberland Street for as many days as minutes he has made us sit back in games.

    I will be barging people out of the way to throw the first set off stale vegetables. Harder the better.

  • 250 Marty-Toon // May 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Come on Swans
    I’ll tell ya lads if Swansea and Wigan can have two capable and tactically in the know managers then surely we can get someone in that can do the same.
    Much rather either of them over Benitez or Di Matteo

  • 251 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    In Actual Fact
    Wigan deserve to Win.
    We deserve to be where we are.

  • 252 Unbelievable Tekkers // May 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    u just know wigan are going to score again

  • 253 jimiley // May 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Ed,
    Are you aware of the article in the Mail that Ashley will keep dead man walking even if we get relegated? A good way to empty the stadium. Only the truly brain dead will turn up.

  • 254 GeordieDan // May 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    This is like water torture!!!!!

    PLEASE SWANSEA, WIN THIS GAME!!!!!!!

  • 255 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    What a save from Vorm!!
    Look at the way wigan get forward, crowd the area for corners etc.
    They are going all guns blazing…….why the fcuk dont we show this sort of commitment ffs we always seem to settle gor the point, manager and players btw

  • 256 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Ben3arfa

    not so much a positive, just reality…not like we never play again if we go down.

    a positive would be cheaper tickets ;) haha

  • 257 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Wigan really committing and going for it..Hope swansea get a break with someone fast and score

  • 258 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    What if we lost to QPR? Did Pardew ever think of that?

  • 259 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth
    Because we have a manager that thinks a draw at west ham is a brilliant result

  • 260 GeordieDan // May 7, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    If that little f****** t*** McManaman scores again I think I might do a bungee jump off the Tyne Bridge minus the rope – and take him with me!

  • 261 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    tads

    that comments at 250 is what sums up our lack of goals

    we only have cisse and maybe one other in the box when the ball comes into the box which is why it has to be pin point to even get anything, and with our wide players thats not likely.

  • 262 jimiley // May 7, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Davis,
    Of course he thought about it. We will beat the gooners. If we lose to them, we will beat an imaginary team./ Simples.

  • 263 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    @GDan I think he was took of for di santo

  • 264 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    daz

    i don’t think a point was terrible at west ham, especially they way they have played at home in recent games

    the problem was how we got the point, but trying to contain them and not even go for the win, if we attacked and ended up with a draw it would be much easier to take than going there and playing for one.

    Pardew has basically put all his eggs in one basket, the QPR game.

  • 265 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    I can’t bloody watch this…But I want to …But I can’t

  • 266 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    3-2 swansea

  • 267 Christoon // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Yessssssssssssss

  • 268 archaeomag // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    get in !!

  • 269 Dude // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Boomshakalaka ,

  • 270 Joe Blog // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • 271 valle // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Geez this is tough to watch… If this result stand and we manage to win on sunday then we are safe… In the meantime YES!!!!!

  • 272 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    @Transfer Sage
    Thats the point we only played for a draw when we need a win

    get innnnnnnnn

  • 273 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    SWANSEA GET INNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 274 Toon Tang // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    yeeessssssss thats a wee beauty

  • 275 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    im going to shag a sheep while watching the valleys

  • 276 krijo // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    fak yeah!!!!

  • 277 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Its the Defence.

    Just like ours…

  • 278 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GET IN THERE ….I LOVE YOU SWANSEA

    Here is a idea EDD change this blog to swansea …Great little team

  • 279 Levi // May 7, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    COMMON SWANSEA!!!!!

  • 280 mally72 // May 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Come on edge of the seat nerve wrecking stuff swansea will be forever my second favourite team if thay win this

  • 281 irishtoon99 // May 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Yes Yes Yes !!! get in there

  • 282 jimiley // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    We will not beat QPR. Trust me. I would put more money on us beating Arsenal. Hopefully they will have qualified for a Champions League place by then. TheToon is spineless, whether its trying to win something or avoid relegation. We are the worst performing team in the drop zone again. Spineless. a jelly again. The silver lining to relegation is that the fat man misses out on 100 million. A lot of casino bets. I do not feel so bad now!!!

  • 283 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Yessssssssss get in swansea

  • 284 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    daz

    it’s just foolish from pardew.

    at this stage of the season a point is better than none but 3 are worth so much more. Not only does it give you a boost up the table and then put you ahead of 3/4 other teams (meaning a lot of results must go against you) it also knocks teams below you too.

  • 285 NUFCarter // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Suicidal defending! 3-2 c’mon Swansea lets get their goal difference up

  • 286 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Swansea will be my second club if they beat Wigan :)

  • 287 g.s.tooner // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Never cared so much about a non newcastle game. Finally supporting a team who play some nice football and care about winning. Feels nice.

  • 288 irishtoon99 // May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    I knew they would have a chance when mcwanker was subbed off… come on Swansea….!!!!

  • 289 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    do the hatem shake

    ermmm about that sheep?

  • 290 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Swansea will have a special place in my heart if they do this.

  • 291 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Wigan is made up of normal players but they can play football.

    That the effort of the coaches.

  • 292 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    jimiley

    we may be poor but to say we wont beat qpr is short sighted, we could beat them, they have drawn 2 and lost 4 of their last 6..so every chance we get at least a point.

  • 293 Sawbuck // May 7, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Laudrup! Laudrup get Laudrup!!!!

    Laudrup rules!!!

  • 294 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Aww crap vorm getting strechered off :(

  • 295 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    TimKrulFan do you own any ?

  • 296 jimmysmith // May 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Safe and sound Swansea, Swansea mind you, are playing with more character, commitment and quality than Newcastle United deep in a relegation dogfight.

    I dips ma lid to em while avoiding eye contact

  • 297 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    It’s nice supporting a team who play the ball around.

  • 298 papattack // May 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    so funny how everyones buzzing one minute and suicidal the next. we should be nowhere near this battle

  • 299 Marty-Toon // May 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Go on the swans

  • 300 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Own any what?

  • 301 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    davis

    it’ surprising how much a manager can get out of players with good passing and movement drills and being willing to allow them to make the odd mistake for the overall better play.

    Top managers can make average players do the basics extremely well (remember your players like perch and willo are still streets ahead of your average joe) so they have some ability.

    With the right practice and guidance they could pass and move, not the killer balls like top players but enough to keep the team ticking over without constant long balls.

  • 302 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Sage
    We never have any players in the box when we attack it boils my p1ss!!!
    This isnt a swipe at cisse but i genuinley believe we’d be in a better position if we still had ba, we’d still be playing sh1t football but just think ba is more physical and a bit more of a presence for our generic brand

  • 303 jordijohnty // May 7, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    caldwell. always was shit..

  • 304 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    New keeper in nets…just pass around hold it in the corners waste time to feck PLEASEEEE

  • 305 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    294TimKrulFan doesnt matter wrong guy

  • 306 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    tads

    ba suited pardew a hell of a lot more, technically a good player but also could mix it up like you say…he seemed to know a few more what i’d call ‘old pro’ tricks than cisse…he could lean in, roll players, beat the offside etc much better.

  • 307 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    @Transfer Sage
    I`d take a point after 80 mins but we play for a draw from the 1st minute and hope for a wonder goal.West Ham were there for the taking.Both teams tonight play simple football and do it well.We make the game look so difficult and ugly

  • 308 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    daz

    I would understand it more if when we attacked we looked like conceding at every opportunity.

    But when we attack we offer a threat and seem more solid at the back as we pin the other team in their half and have less of them pressing our defense into errors.

  • 309 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Sage
    Exactly mate
    I like cisse but i liked ba too, think pards biggest fail as a manager for us is not being able to keep both happy through tactics or rotation or motivation etc
    What prem team faces half a season with 2 senior strikers ffs!!!

  • 310 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Everytime wigan shoot i nearly sh1t myself :(

  • 311 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    i want nathan dyer in a newcastle shirt! he looks class! always has done in my eyes

  • 312 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    tads

    we have cisse then gouff (who we are determined to use as a wide man) and shola who could hit a barn door 99/100 shots.

  • 313 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    @Transfer Sage
    Totally agree mate our defence looks solid when we play attacking football.When we sit back and invite pressure we don`t pick up runners and fall to pieces

  • 314 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    How com Wayne Routledge was so shit for us but is now amazing for Swansea? Go figure eh

  • 315 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    9 MINS :(

  • 316 Unbelievable Tekkers // May 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    f**k 9 mins

  • 317 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    good 9 mins extra shit

  • 318 Dude // May 7, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Time wasting pleeeeease

  • 319 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Ben3arfa if you have good manager any thing is possible

  • 320 irishtoon99 // May 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Well, at last some luck.. But will our leaders learn from this season?? that’s the big question.. If we do survive, there should be yellow writing scrolling across the bottom of our tv’s within a few days of the end of the Season reading: Newcastle have parted Company with Alan Pardew >>>>

  • 321 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Sage
    I actually forgot gouff was a CF!!!
    Cant understand why he hasnt be used upfront yet he makes some great intelligent runs, would almost be happy to see us play a 442 on saturday with cabs n sissoko in CM

  • 322 Mark the Mag // May 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    bet they equalise, just our luck

  • 323 iggystinger // May 7, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    CMON SWANSEA hold on

  • 324 scout // May 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Ive lost 2 stone watching that i could ride at York next week

  • 325 low fell mag // May 7, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Well it looks like Swansea have saved sunderland.Lucky Ba@tards

  • 326 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Swansea have said they want 10 mil for williams
    Id pay that if we lose colo well worth it purely for hid leadetship and fight

  • 327 GeordieDan // May 7, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    C’mon swansea!!!!!!!

    Hold on and I’ll by every Welshman I ever meet a pint! :D

  • 328 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    @ tads

    Yea I reckon Ba & Cisse could have worked IMO as they are similar in the fact that they scored goals however in playing styles Ba was more of a target man and Cisse is a finisher.

    Pardew Made a lot of mistakes with the two Demba’s IMO. Playing either one of them on the wing is pointless however Ba had played there in Germany in Hoffenheim, But Cisse on the wing ?, Pardew should have been locked up for that and it is the reason for his sub par season IMO.

    I would have liked to see this team:

    ———————–Krul———————-

    –Debuchy—-M’biwa—–Collocini—-Santon–

    ——-Sissoko——-Cabaye——-Anita——-

    ———————–HBA———————

    ————-Cisse————-Ba—————

    Imagine what d decent manager could get out of a team like that. If we stay up and bring in Ba’s replacement as well as a manager like Martinez or Heynnkes I will be happy.

  • 329 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Thank fccccccuuuuuuukkkkkk for that!!

  • 330 Ben3arfa // May 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Thank you Swansea

    WE MUST WIN AT QPR NOW

    MUST WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 331 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Get innnnn 3pts sunday we are safe

  • 332 BandB // May 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    That was, effectively, three points for us. Yay!

  • 333 Toon Tang // May 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    hahahahahahha fcuk you whelan, mcspannaman and the rest of your shite support

  • 334 NUFCarter // May 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Great result otherwise we were destined to go down.

  • 335 Joe Blog // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    We can’t mess this up now, surely?

  • 336 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Thank god that’s over …A point vs qpr and a arsenal win come this weekend will see us safe

  • 337 valle // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Wigan now need to beat Arsenal at emirates, otherwise a draw will do for us on sunday :o)

  • 338 irishtoon99 // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    phew.. thankyou Swans.. thankyou very much..

  • 339 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle hhahahahahahahahhahahahahaahahhahahahahahahah

  • 340 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    We need Chelsea to win and then 4 pts will guarantee it.

  • 341 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    @ low fell

    Saved Sunderland ? . Saved us more like :)

  • 342 jimmysmith // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    If Newcastle go down from here, then Ashley, Llambias and Pardew deserve to be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail for the hopeless, rotten bums they’d certainly be.

  • 343 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    thank you swansea i now love you

  • 344 Oleg G // May 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    OVER!

    3-2!

  • 345 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    They make too much mistake today at the back. But still a good team. Even if they were relegate. We still lost to them.

  • 346 brighter // May 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Thank you so much for Sir Swansea team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 347 NUFCarter // May 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    At least mcmanaman didn’t rub it out face again. Pr*ck.

  • 348 Assam Toon // May 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Pardew is God!!!! His prayers do work! Wonder why his tactics don’t.

  • 349 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Swansea are the best Thank you very much Goodbye Roberto

  • 350 Laurent Robert 32 // May 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    The passing and intent on trying to push forward there was a breath of fresh air.

    Pardew cripples our players with his delusional instructions.

    He doesn’t deserve to have the job of managing us. It is an insult.

    Well done Swansea!

  • 351 GeordieDan // May 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Tads >

    I’d take Williams as well. Cracking attitude!

    WELL DONE SWANSEA!!!

    Class act to fight like that and away from home even though they had nothing but pride to play for. Quality team this season with a simply superb manager to look after them.

    Laudrup I salute you mate. :D

  • 352 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Don’t get into Pardew’s mind frame thinking a point will be enough.

    A win and a draw perhaps. 2 wins will guarantee it.

  • 353 beefman13 // May 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    What a state of affairs, praying Wigan loose, its bloody madness. frustrating as hell having to endure this sort of scenario!

  • 354 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    We don’t need to win vs qpr …Arsenal should beat wigan witch and if we draw vs qpr we will be 4 points clear of them with 1 game left

  • 355 papattack // May 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    fairplay swansea, about time wigan went down. i like martinez but purely for whelans comment and mcmanamans tackle i want them relegated

  • 356 danuneek // May 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Thank god for that!!! Come on Swansea!!! I almost felt they were putting in extra effort, chasing down everything.

    Now we have to go all out on sat against QPR. Then sack Pardew when we’re safe!

  • 357 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Being a fan of NUFC aint good on the old ticker like :), got no nails left ;)

  • 358 Ketsbaia9 // May 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Williams is a poor player. Wigan need to win their last 2 games. We may still need 4 points.

  • 359 jimiley // May 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Keep the faith in Big Mike and Alan. They know what they are doing. Another 7 years. Yes. Thank you God. 7 more years. A new season ticket please.

  • 360 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Wigan might suprise us yet. Nothing is for sure.

    Don’t celebrate a point if we get one vs. QPR.

  • 361 Shearer260 // May 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    OH THANK GOD. Same gold difference now and they’ve got arsenal at the emirates next weekend. We NEED that win against QPR and the players need to perform. So relieved, but we need to take the advantage.

  • 362 Unbelievable Tekkers // May 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    did not see that result after the first half thank f**k

  • 363 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Pardew will think us safe now and set out stall for a point. I expect same side as west ham but with debuchy for simpson

  • 364 Ketsbaia9 // May 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Gary Caldwell may have kept us up.

  • 365 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    all we need now is one win do you think you can manage that Pardew We need to play our strongest team against QPRall or nothing. I f we win next season we will come back stronger then ever look at our team now imagine it next season learn from your mistakes Ashely and buy some decent players

  • 366 beefman13 // May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Pardew will still have the attitude of an away point is a good point, I would love to see organised entertaining football at SJP with a coach who does not just set out not to loose, I don’t think I can recall being so frustrated with any managers tactics we have ever had.

  • 367 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    valle ,
    Given a life line like this nothing but a win at QPR should be accepted,Wigan could well be worth a draw at the Emirates leaving us having to beat Arsenal ,lets go for for the kill on Sunday.

  • 368 Shearer260 // May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    *goal….

  • 369 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    U21s lost on pens Bigi missed. Swansea <3

  • 370 maximan23 // May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    sorry for earlier post swansea I LOVE YOU..
    get in

  • 371 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Did anyone else hear that Ba went to visit the squad in London before our game against West Ham ?. Apparently he gave them a pep talk as he didn’t want to see us relegated and reckons we are only a couple of players away from a cracking team. Big mistake letting him go without bringing in a replacement off equal quality. Not that Gouffran is rubbish but he should be 3rd choice IMO.

  • 372 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    if we get anything at qpr and wigan lose to arsenal we are safe

    so a minumum of 1 point, ideally 3 at qpr will hopefully see us home, can see arsenal beating wigan.

  • 373 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Wigan are in the cup final this weekend so don’t play Arsenal until next Tuesday so we could be sweating until then. Of course if we beat QPR we will be practically safe.

  • 374 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    1. I can’t imagine a club like Newcastle Utd are dog fighting in this mess.

    2. Fans are cheering for club like Swansea to WIN games against Wigan in order for us to survive.

    3. We are Damn Down Class now.

    4. If we survive, I hope

    1.1 Hull will not Crush Us
    1.2 Cardiff will not Set their New High Scoring Records on us.
    1.3 The last promoted team will not set their 1st Winning Record on Us.

  • 375 low fell mag // May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Dont worry Big PAPPA ,3 points off Harry, not so Houdini on Sunday.We will be dancing in the streets come Sunday evening.
    Goodbye to Wigan ,stick to rugby, pies @northern soul, and most of all goodbye to that poxy Macdonalds retail park ground of yours.I for one wont miss you

  • 376 scout // May 7, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Backed swansea at 10/3 tonight .Beware of bookmakers bearing gifts

  • 377 LeToonARMY // May 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    That win was for Haidira !!!!




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