Magpies Need To Placate Fans – Give Us Two Wins


Given what Newcastle United have put their fans through since we were eliminated from the Europa League, and for most of the season, if truth be told –  Newcastle must go all out to get two wins in the last two games for the fans – who have gone through hell and high water this season.

newcastle fans last night

Newcastle fans celebrate last night’s great result for the club
Picture shown in the Independent

Indeed if Aston Villa are beaten at home by Chelsea on Saturday, in the only league game to be played that day, and Newcastle win at QPR on Sunday, we are mathematically safe because in the final game of the season Aston Villa entertain Wigan.

So that means after the QPR game we could be safe – officially – if we win.

We’ve always said that Newcastle United are not an easy club to support, and certainly since the 1-1 draw with Benfica, Newcastle have managed to be beaten 3-0 by Sunderland – the biggest loss to the enemy since 1979 – and that 6-0 Liverpool disgrace in the next home game was the worst defeat at St. James’ Park since 1925.

So here’s the point – Newcastle have two games to go,  and have to try to make up for these recent results,  and what has generally been a terrible season in the Premier League.

Two wins and 46 points will go a small way towards making up for it.

And we expect Alan Pardew to say tomorrow that we are not safe yet – which is true – and another reason to win on Sunday.

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75 comments so far

  • Spotlight Kid

    May 7, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #1

    4 points would do it – let’s not be greedy!

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #2

    When did Ed get that picture of Ketsbia9?

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  • JackButler

    May 7, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Two win’s Ed? I still think we’ll need Wigan and Norwich to drop more points as we seem incapable of getting ourselves out of the mess we are in

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #4

    northernirish

    More so is not the injuries but when we have had a fit team we have chopped and changed too much and at the begging of the season played the kids too often due to players having niggles, not serious injuries.

    We have had a chance to have a consistent 11 but by malpractice, misuse and consistent failings we have struggled with and without injuries.

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  • kevymartins

    May 7, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Also @northernirishtoon and to state the obvious he has such poor judgment on players..It took sylvain marveaux like a year and alot of bad injuries to finally get a run in the team he would much rather play jonas over him witch as we all know is crazy marveaux is a great little player…

    The list of his faults does not end the guy is moronic

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  • Beattie25

    May 8, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #6

    kevy

    I remember last season he had Benny siting on the bench for months and only brought him in when Obertan got his ingrowing toe nail. Then when Ben Arfa showed his quality Pardew thought he himself was a genius and all his supporters on this very blog said he handled it brilliantly and shouldn’t have started Ben Arfa.

    Poppy cock of the highest order.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #7

    with the contract deal with Pardew i think the writers on blogs have it all wrong, with all this 10 million nonsense on his contract has got to be compensation if other clubs come in for him but it will cost MA about 1.5 million if he sacked him

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  • Carryingcoals

    May 8, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Whether you love Pardew or hate him, I think he’s now in a lose/lose situation with fans and will get berated for whatever he does.
    One arguement is we go all out on QPR and go for the win (a view I’d ahve 100% supported had wigan won tonight) or does Pardew stick to his current away set up and play for a point. If Newcastle get the point and Wigan lose to Arsenal next tuesday its job done.
    Of course I want a win, hell I want two wins but should be be more pragmatic?

    There is much to be decided and I believe there are many twists yet to come, its so hard to speculate when any team in the bottom half can go down.
    Here are some thoughts on Pardew’s current predicament….

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=554

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 8, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Kevy

    Marveaux is very very good no doubt about it but for me he goes missing way to often. He can thread he eye of a needle but once or twice in a game is just not enough

    Apart from arsenal away and anzhi away he has really put a decent 20 mins together

    A player like him needs to thrive in a team full of confidence which can carry him at times and we have not been able to do that this year.

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  • JackButler

    May 8, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #10

    If Pardew gets more than a years money in way of payoff after being sacked I’d be amazed. You don’t become a self made billionaire without knowing your way around a contract and say what you like about Ashley, he’s no fool when it comes to money

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  • stuart no9

    May 8, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #11

    repost
    beattie @47

    — i thought ashley wouldnt be that naive as to not have some sort of clause in the most ridiculous contract in world football !

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 8, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #12

    sir alex about to retire? mourinho going to man u? he said he is going to where he is loved and man u fans want to see him charge and would love him, interesting times ahead…

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 8, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #13

    * he hasn’t really put

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  • Graeme

    May 8, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Black & White – Other clubs coming in for Pardew pmsl – I so hope you’re right, but somehow I doubt it!!

    You will have to pries his fingers of his desk to get him out of SJP. After this seasons performance, an honourable man would recognize how badly he had done and submit his resignation immediately after the Arse nil game.

    Somehow, I just don’t see it happening – he doesn’t understand the concept!!!

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  • manxpie

    May 8, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #15

    northernirish 1st of all jesus i’m apologising to beattie
    but that previous post shows wat pardew has had to deal with now i’m all for a better manager but them statistics you posted says a hell of alot and beatties even more really?
    remember before the january window we ALL new we had a SMALL squad

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  • JackButler

    May 8, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Can’t see anyone else coming in for Pardew as all club’s seem to have their mascot situation sewn up

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  • p

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #17

    there is a position as the village idiot going though

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  • Beattie25

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #18

    Jamie Hardesty

    That is a good blog by the way

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  • stuart no9

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #19

    graeme @ 14—— we may just have to make our feelings known to pardew on the final day of the season- see if he understands that !

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  • kevymartins

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #20

    He has just got it all wrong injuries aside…I don’t think there is 1 person alive that think’s he is getting the best from his players. Cabaye example was arguably one of the best cm’s in the league untill pardrew started to play him out of position trying new stuff etc

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  • Beattie25

    May 8, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #21

    I can’t honestly believe that Ashley would stand for such poor standards in his stores never mind his football club.

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 8, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Manx

    The thing is, pardew could of come out of this season with a bit of cred

    If he had insisted on playing an attacking brand of football. Shut his mouth instead of being a press whore (as someone put it earlier) and left tactics and substitutions to someone else then he might of been alright lol

    Unfortunately no matter how bad the injuries have been. He has put the nails in his own coffin with the majority of fans the last few weeks and I can’t see now will ever turn that around. Maybe if we are in the top 6 by Christmas, that might appease the majority

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 8, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #23

    i heard that Pardew got rejected a staff job at sports direct, but i think he going for Gregg’s

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  • manxpie

    May 8, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #24

    beattie can i ask you?
    do you think we’ve got our best squad in “ages”?

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  • p

    May 8, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #25

    I tihnk Pardew will stay if he relegated and get fired if we stay up

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  • Carryingcoals

    May 8, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Beattie25

    cheers mate, very kind of you, thanks.

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  • imre-varadi

    May 8, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #27

    I hate to be the one to burst your bubble guys but the chance of Pardew getting the sack is very small. I am not sure how many of you go to the games but he STILL has most of the crowd fully behind him and until that changes he is in very little trouble at all
    Even after the Sunderland and Liverpool games, fans were moaning more about individual players than Pardews tactics
    I must admit I have never been a fan of him but I cannot see him going nowhere. We have had a terrible season but I think Pardew will argue that Europe has had a negative input to the season and our small squad could not cope with the injuries.
    The only way I can see him getting sacked is if we are relegated and I hope it does not come to this. I cannot see Wigan picking up anymore points from their two games. However it would be nice for us to do it by ourselves. Hopefully I will be able to enjoy a home game for a change

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  • JackButler

    May 8, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Beattie25 – Ashley’s no mug although there are plenty on here that like to believe he is. He can see what’s going on with this idiot in charge of the side and I’d be amazed if he didn’t cut Pardew lose come the summer and finally bring someone in who can get the best out of the players we have

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 8, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Carryinggoals

    What do you put this seasons demise down to and if pardew is given another season do you think he can succeed

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  • Beattie25

    May 8, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #30

    Regardless of injuries Pardew has misused most players when they have played.

    Tiote has played too often despite poor form. Same for Jonas whom has also been used in a variety of positions including LB. Cabaye has been turned into a very poor DM running around like a headless chicken. Anita has been used sparsely in the PL and has played in lost of positions. Sissoko has continued being used at CAM for reasons unbeknownst to all. Goofy is being used as a LM when he is a CF. Ba was pandered to too much and as a result Cisse was played RM and is now a lone striker expected to cope with long balls and direct play.

    I could go on but I’ll be repeating myself.

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  • kevymartins

    May 8, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #31

    @manxpie I’ll answer that question

    I think that squad has alot more quality than what chris hughton had. Not much missing but a few strikers and a winger it’s almost perfect. But yet it’s not performing I don’t blam the players though it’s not there fault cdm’s are playing as right wingers ..Just go watch sissoko playing cdm or cm for his previous club looks something special closest thing to a yaya toure or patrick vieira and young.

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  • Graeme

    May 8, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #32

    Stuart @ 19

    I fly back to UK at the weekend and look forward to watching Pardwho listen and squirm to 90 minutes of abuse over his deluded management of our proud football club.

    The two clowns who appointed the village idiot should also be left in no doubt as to our opinion on their parentage!! Their next appointment has to be 200% better than what we have!!

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  • p

    May 8, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #33

    carrying coals, I don’t think it is a lose/lose

    if he goes for the win and they win, it’s a win! if he goes not to concede, the defend well a nick a goal without conceding, it’s a win.

    It’s only a lose/lose if he loses and so it should be.

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  • manxpie

    May 8, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #34

    irish you might as well said not be a manager lol
    the fact is he’s had horrendous circumstances (see that ruddy not a spell check in sight!) and your post kind of proved that tell me another top 6 team that has HAD to play that amount of players and for large proportions of the season?
    i’d love to know the record for most used defensive line-ups!?
    we must be top surely?

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  • Beattie25

    May 8, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #35

    manxpie

    I think if the players were played correctly I truly believe we have the best team we have had for 10 perhaps no perhaps 15 years.

    We have so much quality. All I can do is encourage everyone to think back to when we signed these players and how envious all the other clubs were.

    They knew we had bought quality.

    However even if you have a the most impressive cooking utensils and a the most expensive ingredients you still need a good cook to bring out the best in the meal.

    Pardew is serving up broth despite having the materials to make steak.

    Some people don’t mind broth and will eat it up when served but others will demand steak if it can be done.

    I will eat the broth but refuse to enjoy it and dream of eating steak cooked by a genius.

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  • RonVanDam

    May 8, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #36

    @ Beattie25 Post 3

    Spot on mate. Its been a while since we scored lol

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  • JackButler

    May 8, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #37

    @imre-varadi – Ashley will not want someone in charge who threatens to cost him millions through sheer incompetence. The results and performances have been pathetic and the players reactions and opinions will have a massive impact on his position.

    But it remains simple.

    If Ashley wants to take us forward then he sacks and replaces Pardew with the right man.

    If he wants to fight relegation year on year with any quality players wanting out, then he allows him to retain his position

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  • manxpie

    May 8, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #38

    kevy but tell me these wingers that are so great that they don’t play?
    do you remember that arfa has been pretty much missin all season
    and please don’t give me ober as an option :)?

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  • Carryingcoals

    May 8, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #39

    p

    You are most correct fella! But the joke is ( or was supposed to be) that because we are so bad away from home and because Pardew faces a tirade of abuse regardless, it is a lose/ lose as I very much doubt we’ll win – even against such a poor side!
    So more generally its a lose/lose for Alan rather than the game itself, of course we have the opportunity to gain 3 points 🙂

    northernirishtoon

    Hi, first of all I’ve refrained from commenting on the blog lately because I cant be bothered for the constant Pardew bashing. Thats not to say he doesnt desevre criticism or shouldnt be replaced, but rather Ive grown tired of it. Im not going to sit here and defend the guy for the countless, continued errors he makes.
    What I would say is he is part of the overall probelm, perhaps the biggest part of course. But the season has been so poor for many reasons. lack of summer investment, Ba going, europe, adpating to different training preparations, injuries, not being able to field a consistent 11 like last year, tactics, payers etc etc etc

    Should he get another year – I really don’t know. We want stability, but we want it from someone capable. I believe we will come back stronger next year provided we survive, perhaps Pardew will get more time. Like any asset in a business though, his position can be upgraded by something – or someone – more capable. Question is, can we get an upgrade to come in?
    As a manager he’s been poor this season though I cannot help but like his personality. Thats just my opinion. Apologies for the essay!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 8, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #40

    i got to agree with some of you who say Pardew won’t be sacked, MA is using this club to make big profits for himself and couldn’t give 2 hoots about our club and the fans, he will buy cheap and sell big, i honestly think he got a big money rush when he sold Carrol and he knows he can do it again

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