Newcastle Must Now Beat QPR And Get The Job Done


On a night when Newcastle could have been in 3rd bottom place in the Premier League for the first time in four years, Swansea City did Newcastle (and Sunderland for that matter) a huge favor by beating Wigan 3-2 at the DW Stadium tonight.

alan pardew at west ham

Alan Pardew – needs to get Newcastle a win on Sunday

That good fortune had nothing to do with what our players have done over the last few weeks, and in truth we’ve been hopeless over the last seven games, and the results have put us in this tremulous position – when relegation was threatening – which would decimate the club.

But the game on Sunday – against an already relegated QPR side – is a huge opportunity for Newcastle to get our first win in five games – and hopefully the lads will get the job done.

There can be no lethargy on Sunday at Loftus Road, and the players have a chance to show the fans that they are indeed a decent side – and that next season we can have another top season – like we did last season in finishing 5th top.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew did not watch the game tonight, because he said he was already under enough stress – tell us about it – but it’s a great result for Newcastle.

Before he knew tonight’s result this is what the manager had said this morning:

“We haven’t got a lot of time left, and Wigan’s result, when they beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 on Saturday, has put pressure on us all.”

“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.”

We don’t want to see a hesitant Newcastle side on Sunday – but they have a job to do and that is get the win – if we can do that it’s almost certain we would be safe.

That’s what we need on Sunday night, and then if we can beat Arsenal on May 19th ,we could even end up in a decent place in the league table..

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75 comments so far

  • NUFCarter

    May 7, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Did anyone watch motd 2 and hear the nufc fans at west ham chanting “we love you Pardew we do”
    I couldn’t understand it there must be plenty of nufc fans under pardews spell.

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Ha ha ha

    We get £10 million for Puma over 4 years and Arsenal have just agreed a £30 million a year deal with the same brand.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Is hearing Pardew speak sounding like nails on a chalkboard to anyone else or is it just me

    “It looks like at QPR we’re going to have to try to win the game”

    No sh*t sherlock ! .

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #4

    ” It looks like at QPR we’re going to have to try to win the game and see where that leaves us”
    Surely we have to try and win every game????
    We need to be routing QPR not turning up parking the bus and playing for a point

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Carter

    It is well known that MOTD2 dubs in chants to give the game atmosphere when it is lacking.

    That’s why it sounded cockney. The soundbite they used was from a Reading match in 2001.

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  • rfcready

    May 7, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t know about you lot but I’m sweating.

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  • Joe Blog

    May 7, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Quick, his traps wide open, someone shove a pair of socks in there and tape it up!

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  • kevymartins

    May 7, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #8

    I think if we do beat qpr we are in for a great summer.With the financial side of things looking up the club is turning a profit. Get pardrew out and bring in a decent manager and a few big shiny stars and we are looking very strong.

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  • p

    May 7, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #9

    @6 stop beating yourself off so vigorously

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #10

    I think the above quote proves that for some games we don’t actually go out to win. We go out not to get beat.

    Awful, awful, awful

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  • p

    May 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #11

    kevy, you are counting your chickens, never a good idea with the toon

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  • stuart no9

    May 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #12

    I still believe , if we stay up – it will be because other teams have dropped points, not because we will win any.
    I dont believe we have a win in us. Swansea done us a massive favor tonight , and i think there are a lot more points to be dropped by struggling clubs.
    A win against QPR would more or less sort it out , but can anyone honestly see us getting more than a point, if being perfectly honest ?

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  • kevymartins

    May 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #13

    @P Just trying to stay positive keeping the faith

    The swansea win has me on a up as big chris would have said 😉

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  • jeff

    May 7, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #14

    I doubt a french manager would be brought in if pardew leaves, although i cannot see pardew leaving now nless we do somehow get relegated…

    There would be too much an issue of splitting the team into two (the french and the rest)

    Also the relegation battle is now between us, wigan and norwich

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  • p

    May 7, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #15

    well, I would like to think 39 points is the least we would get.

    that is normally enough to stay up so, I guess from that perspective they would have potentially earned enough points to deserve to stay up.

    that said, it is hardly a roll of honour

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Stuart

    On fight and determination to get out of the battle we deserve nothing less than relegation.

    I just hope that being in the relegation spaces for 30 minutes will serve as a wake up call to Pardew that this thing is serious and that we go all out to win and fight against QPR.

    He won’t though and I doubt we will win.

    I am hoping Arsenal beat Wigan and then play a shit team against us.

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  • Novocastrian66

    May 7, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #17

    We need to put our boot on the throat of Wigan. We have to win on Sunday. My only problem is whenever we have to win, we lose. When was the last time we won a game we had to win?
    We cannot give Wigan any hope, we can leave that to some other teams. Hate to wish ill on teams but it’s a cut throat sport. On e you’re cut adrift you’re gone.

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  • p

    May 7, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #18

    jeff, I don’t think the mackems are out of it.

    they are running out of 1st team players as well the new manager buzz

    a tough game against Soton + a spurs away which they should lose convincingly

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 7, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Its glaringly obvious that if by some miracle we do survive then we have to do whatever it takes to get Laudrup in.

    He is tailor made for us with his measured assured approach and ability to produce modern attacking football and results.

    All this at a small club with a limited budget.

    IMO he is 100% the man to take us forward.

    Dreading Sunday and having to cringe through another 90 mins. of Pardews tactics.
    He is already saying what a tough place QPR is to go like he says about avery away game.

    Sick to the bones of that asrehole.

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  • rasul

    May 7, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Can i just say something, and listen carefully.

    For all the pardrew haters, piss off. For once let us keep a manager even when we do underachieve. Lets just se how that woorks out, maybe this is Our mistake we do every time.

    And poor Wigan lost today, i was not good at half time, but that Swansea team and Wigan team deserve to be in PL for the way they play. What a amazing match !

    WE LOVE U PARDREW !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • stuart no9

    May 7, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #21

    pardews comments

    – 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.”

    well i’m sorry alan, but you are going to have to try and win the game and see where that leaves us, w”’ker
    what a stupid comment- it sounds like he has got to drop all his usual sick pathetic negative tactics , and go for the win, what a bummer alan, having to go for a win , never mind , your sacked next week.- just to inform alan , millwall are looking for a manager – f..k off.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 7, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Fantastic result for us. I predicted 3-2 before game, but to Wigan. I wouldnt want Martinez as a manager, not unless he had the funds to buy some decent defenders. I have always maintained that he is naive , and if he was that great, Wigan would be a mid table team , or near it, consistently. Laudrup ? I’d cut my arm off for him! Surely there are a few other talented young managers out there that we can look to. I just loved some of their play tonight – it reeked of a massive amount of touch work on the training ground.

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #23

    rasul

    Troll

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Frank De Boer for me if I had a choice with Bergkamp as his assistant.

    Sorted.

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 7, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Off topic here lads

    We have played 52 games this season. This is the games started and sub appearances.

    I think there is no argument that we haven’t had our players on the pitch anywhere near what they should. Only three players have played over half our games. SHOCKING

    9 Papiss Demba Cisse 33 1
    18 Jonás Gutiérrez 32 0
    3 Davide Santon. 31 0
    27 Steven Taylor. 23 1
    4 Yohan Cabaye. 23 1
    2 Fabricio Coloccini 20 0
    24 Ismael Cheik Tioté 20 2
    – Demba Ba 19 1
    14 James Perch 19 7
    – Danny Simpson. 18 1
    6 Michael Williamson 18 0
    8 Vurnon Anita 17 7
    10 Hatem Ben Arfa 14 3
    26 Mathieu Debuchy 12 0
    7 Moussa Sissoko 12 0
    11 Yoan Gouffran 12 1
    22 Sylvain Marveaux 10 11
    13 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 9 3
    25 Gabriel Obertan 4 9
    31 Shane Ferguson 4 5
    23 Shola Ameobi 4 19
    20 Gael Bigirimana 3 10
    19 Massadio Haidara 2 2
    28 Sammy Ameobi 1 7
    49 Adam Campbell 0 2

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  • toonluvva

    May 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #26

    So Pardew thinks we have to beat QPR? Pardew it’s an away match! If we do win that will be our SECOND in 19 PL attempts.

    Simply not good enough by anyones standards.

    How will we achieve this magnificient rsult eh Pardew? More players played out of position? Perhaps Cisse up front on his own starved of support? Or perhaps bring on Stroller and put Cisse out on the wing. I know, you’ll let out of form players walk straight back into the starting line up.

    I ask these questions because it’s exactly how you have approached the whole of the season and is why we are rooted deep in a relegation battle.

    If we survive this season and do go on to a top 10 finish next season, it’ll only be because Ashley has come to his senses and sacked both you and Llambias.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #27

    rasul, if a surgeon underachieves and kills 19 of 38 patients, during surgery, do you not think he should be sacked? especially when some of the games should have been a routine operation, e.g reading at home

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  • kevymartins

    May 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #28

    As much as I hate to say it but Mike could put it down to europe distraction and freak injury crisis and keep his mate pardrew…My god if he does are club will not move forward and that’s the type of mistake that would be punished by relegation in seasons to come.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #29

    If we really wanted to win, we could beat QPR. I have predicted 1 point there, but if we tear into them from the kick off and show desire and some skill, we can beat them, especially if we score early. But we know hat wont happen with Pardew, the defensive git ( and I wouldnt mind, but his team cant defend ) . Incidentally, doesnt Debuchy not look like he was worth all out f***g around last summer??? Slowish, but at least better defensively that the useless Santon. There is deffo a problem at NUFC…….Carr wants all these technical players ….but do u think Pardew wants attacking full backs ? His defensive nature suggests otherwise…..

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  • blew

    May 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Cant relax whilst broken brain is manager

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  • toonluvva

    May 7, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Quick question to all the posters tonight.

    How many players are currently fit enough to play on Sunday?

    Who is it that are out, and when are they expected back?

    Thanks, I’d appreciate some input.

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 7, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #32

    That’s only premier league games right enough lol. I think I will leave the stats to someone else

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  • Munster Mag

    May 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #33

    NorthernIrish, I’m sure other teams have had shockers too in terms of injuries. Its a rough league. Europe has been an issue, but we have played our second team for much of that. Our biggest problem lies in the balance of management philosophy and Scout philosophy…also, we should do far better with our talent pool. Pardew is just not very good, end of.

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Get used to pardew lads cos he ain’t going anywhere

    Not unless we are in the bottom five come Christmas

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #35
  • northernirishtoon

    May 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster mag

    True. I think mainly it shows how lucky on the injury front we were last year.

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  • p

    May 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Hi toonluvva – Alan here. Great ideas there, I was thinking the same.

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  • toonluvva

    May 7, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Rasul, sorry but I think that you are well out of touch on that one.

    I know everyone is entitled to their opinions, but the moon is not made of blue cheese, the earth is not flat and Pardew will never move this club forward as long as he has a hole in his ar$e.

    Thats my opinion!

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  • RonVanDam

    May 7, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #39

    If Wigan Lose their next game and we Draw against QPR then our survival is secured

    Hope to see our away kit for next season against Qpr

    When we enter the transfer market in summer, i would like MA get the players in early so they can gel and get used to the environment etc..

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  • Beattie25

    May 7, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #40

    northernirish

    That list is a little decieving.

    For example if there has been so many injuries why have players like Obertan, Marveaux & Anita not played more?

    Also if you minus the Jan signings and add their appearances to the original starting 11 (Simmo, Willo, Ba) then you would have a lot more surpassing half the games.

    As far as I can see injuries have played their part but the stats a very misleading.

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