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Wigan Lose 3-2 To Swansea – Throw Newcastle A Lifeline

9:47 pm, Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 147 Comments

It was simply fantastic news for Newcastle United at the DW Stadium tonight, when after a full 9 minutes of added time Swansea beat Wigan 3-2, and Wigan remain 3 points behind Newcastle with the exact same goal difference of -23, the worst goal difference in the league except for the two already relegated sides QPR and Reading.

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Wigan players look a little dejected

Wigan were leading 2-1 after 53 minutes, but Swansea came back with goals from Itey Shechter after 59 minutes and Dwight Tiendalli after 76 minutes for the win – and it’s a massively positive result for Newcastle.

Wigan had gone ahead – at just the right time – when Roger Espinoza scored in added time of the first half, but Angel Rangel equalized five minutes into the second half, before James McCarthy put Wigan 2-1 ahead three minutes later.

Newcastle must now go to QPR with some confidence – and our lads need to play their hearts out for the win – because it really looks like Alan Pardew was now right when he said after the 1-1 draw at West Ham on Saturday – that a win at QPR will see Newcastle safe.

After goal difference, the next decider is goals scored, and Wigan have now scored one more than Newcastle after scoring 7 goals in their last three games, whereas Newcastle have scored just the one in the last four games.

But it could be that Newcastle’s poor goal difference will not matter, if we can get two decent results in the last two matches at QPR on Sunday and then against Arsenal at home a week on Sunday.

Fulham and Aston Villa are on 40 points, Southampton are on 39 points and then Sunderland, Norwich and Newcastle are on 38 points – but it could be that Wigan will finally be relegated, after managing to dodge the drop so many times over the last several years.

Wigan play Manchester City in the FA Cup Final on Saturday and they are at Arsenal on Tuesday night, and finish the season at home to Aston Villa on May 19th – and they will need to win at least one of those games, if they are to have any chance of another escape this season.

But that’s also three matches in eight days for Wigan – something they are not used to with their small squad.

We need to see Newcastle get the win on Sunday - nothing less – and then if Wigan don’t beat Arsenal on Tuesday we are safe – and it will be official.

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147 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ende // May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Thank god.

  • 2 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 9:49 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

  • 3 RonVanDam // May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Its all or nothing now for us. Theres no other option apart from winning at QPR

  • 4 Toon Tang // May 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    hallelujah

  • 5 TyneValleyToon // May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I Villa Loose to Chequeski & IF (BIG) we beat QPR. We’re SAFE !!! :)

  • 6 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    we beat qpr and then we can sit back and watch arsenal to smash the might wigan ans the watch us get smashed by arsenal and not give a shit

  • 7 PompeyJohn // May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    As much as I like the Wigan style of play, after that tackle by Callum McManaman on Massadio Haidara, (not to mention their winner from a handball) it would be a travesty if Wigan stayed up at the expense of us. The FA should get their act together and ensure nobody else gets away with it. To think a linesman saw it and thought it was OK????
    Anyway HWTL, win on Sat, get a few goals to improve our goal difference and hopefully that will be us safe.

  • 8 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    every little helps

  • 9 Cisse's Big Toe // May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    qpr win and keep it tight against arsenal and we stay up

  • 10 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Seriously WTF?

    Why are people thinking 1 point might be enough?

  • 11 TyneValleyToon // May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    I =If :(

  • 12 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    A point should be enough now.

  • 13 Lachu // May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Yesssss!!!! now pardDue can play for a draw against QPR #masterstroke

  • 14 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    @Beattie Wigan should lose to arsenal so a point would be enough.

  • 15 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    beattie

    1 point might be enough because if wigan lose to arsenal at the emirates (likely but not nailed on) then that 1 point makes us 100% safe.

  • 16 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 9:53 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.

  • 17 catchy in norway // May 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    lets get 3,
    lets ditch AP
    lets rock the prem next year

    i know we can do it,

    i know we have a great squad

  • 18 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    catchy

    good not great squad ;)

  • 19 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Pardew go for the win at QPR not a flipping draw.

  • 20 kilcline // May 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    One point will be enough lads, Arsenal will not mess up against Wigan, Wigan cant defend, Arsenal will tear them apart, they are made for Arsenal!

    Can we get a point against QPR, first half showing at West Ham for 90 mins and we will.

    Terrible season though.

  • 21 SupaToonKid // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    I’m dancing in my living room. What a great result. Don’t get carried away though lads as we do have Pardumb as manager so with that muppet in command we’re still in grave peril. Hopefully the player’s talent shines through his horrendous tactics/formations & substitutions.

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    repost
    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.

  • 23 internationaltoon // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    This means that if we beat QPR on Saturday, it will probably go down to who wins between Wigan and Aston Villa on final day of the season

  • 24 beefman13 // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 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.

    And I will add this will go to the final day, Wigan wont give up easy and I still cant see us getting three points of anyone, such a sad state.

  • 25 TyneValleyToon // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    1 point may be enough. But Wigwam going to Villa with Villa safe ain’t what I want when I’m @ St James

  • 26 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Just me then that is worried that Wigan might beat Arsenal if we draw or lose?

    If we win then yeah, Wigan will be down and feel down.

    If we draw it might serve to re-energise them.

  • 27 KevinHann // May 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Congratulations! What a breath of fresh air tonight!

    Guys, if you don’t want the sport night to end I suggest tuning in for Grigor Dimitrov – Novak Djokovic:

    http://lsh.streamhunter.eu/static/popups/149791980341080.html

    It’s a spectacle and Novak’s not winning :)

  • 28 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    do the hatem shake

    ABOUT THAT SHEEP?

  • 29 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 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.

  • 30 hotdog // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I thought Wigan would win tonight and against villa, sending us down. We have been given another chance if they mess up at QPR and can’t get a point, we deserve to go down.

  • 31 KevinHann // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Congratulations! What a breath of fresh air tonight!

    Guys, if you don’t want the sport night to end I suggest tuning in for Grigor Dimitrov – Novak Djokovic!

    It’s a spectacle and Novak’s not winning :)

  • 32 catchy in norway // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    TS

    i think super great

    i could do wonders with it
    hahahahaha

  • 33 do the hatem shake // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/off-the-pitch/chelsea/news/ba-visits-newcastle-team-at-hotel_83223.html
    link to ba visiting nufc always respect this man toon hero

  • 34 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    @Beattie arsenal need to win or they can kiss champions league good bye

  • 35 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    We can’t hope for other teams to do our work for us.

    We need to win and do it ourselves. If we only get a draw then I’ll be furious.

  • 36 TimKrulFan // May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Wigan beat arsenal there own place last year.

  • 37 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    beattie

    i’d much rather we beat qpr, don’t get me wrong but i think a point is ok

    wigan play FA cup final where city will run them ragged then 3 days later arsenal will do the same to them, really can’t see them getting anything from the emirates.

  • 38 JTOONJ // May 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    If Dwight Tiendalli ever fancies coming to newcastle for a night out i will happily buy him all his drinks!

  • 39 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    catchy

    get your CV sent in then pal…then people can really have a dig at you if you have us playing bad football haha.

  • 40 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    When are we going to talk about challenging the likes of ManUtd, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea.

    I hope in my life-time.

  • 41 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Basically if we win this weekend and Villa lose we are mathematically safe.

    If that doesn’t inspire the team to win we deserve to be relegated.

  • 42 catchy in norway // May 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Transfer Sage

    id love it,, i tell ya, id just love it

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    1 point might be enough but why even take the chance???
    We need to go to QPR and absolutley batter them
    Its the least the club owes its travelling fans and if we set up for a point then that would be a fcuking travesty

  • 44 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Arsenal vs. Wigan isn’t a formality.

    That’s all I’m saying.

  • 45 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    beattie

    you know as well as i that pardew won’t attack, he will defend and hope that somebody scores him a goal somehow.

  • 46 JKG // May 7, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Agree with Pompey John, it would be a travesty if Wigan stayed up after MacManaman got away with that tackle and then scored the winner against West Brom. Well done to the Swans for playing so well tonight……Wayne Routledge must have stirred his team mates up!

  • 47 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    catchy

    you get enough stick for your opinion, never mind if you oversee us lose to the mackems haha.

    beattie

    not a formality but if i had to put my house on it i’d take arsenal.

  • 48 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    We’re relying on poor teams to lose more matches than us! It sums up Alan Pardew’s policy in a nut shell – don’t risk anything or aim high, or you might be disappointed. If we aim for 18th then staying up is a good season.

    I believe that thanks to Swansea’s win tonight we SHOULD stay up now, 1 point ought to do it. If that’s the case then the day after the Arsenal match Mike Ashley needs to send his one man firing squad, Mr Llambias, to execute Pardew and a few of his coaches, plus possibly the physio team!

    Then find a manager who is capable of running the joint, somebody like AVB (Not actually AVB obviously), a young, talented manager who has free thinking ideas and sets the team out to attack – I think the manager needs to speak English, but not necessarily be from these shores… I’d be delighted to see Gus Poyet installed if Brighton don’t make it up.

    You can have the best players in the world, but if they’re mismanaged then they ain’t going to get anywhere. I think I speak for most of the fans on here when I say we’d just like to see something exciting, ambitious and attacking put on the pitch rather than eking out 1 goal wins or hanging on grimly to try and get a point between being humped by half a dozen goals at home.

    First mission is to secure something at QPR, a win would be great.. A point might just be enough.

  • 49 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Beattie I know exactly what you are saying BUT we just need to survive at any costs and then have a clear out in the close season.

  • 50 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Really MA plans is not working properly.
    There are lots of problem.

    Hull and Cardiff are our Biggest Threat for next season dogfight. (now that wigan is almost gone)

  • 51 Ketsbaia9 // May 7, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Losing Alcaraz and Figueroa has cost Wigan big time. That Espinoza looks a decent player though.

  • 52 toonluvva // May 7, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Quick revision of my predictions posted earlier.

    Sunday
    Toon win and go onto 41 points
    Sun’Lun lose stay on 38 points Soton need points
    Wigan dont play, stay on 35 points

    Midweek
    Arsenal beat Wigan so points as above.
    Luckily that means we are safe, and highlights the need for a WIN at QPR.

    Last day
    We lose, Sun’Lun lose, Wigan beat Villa

    Sun’lun survive by skin of teeth on 38 points by goal difference. PDC given freedom of City.

    I know that I have ignored Norwich & Soton, but want to concentrate on those teams immediately around us.

    Still we must sack Llambias & Pardew to give us a fighting chance for next season.

  • 53 kilcline // May 7, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I think Villa wil beat Wigan, be free of pressure and Benteke and Agbonlahor are in awesome form!

    Eff off Wigan and give us Martinez.

    I would take Mcmananam too by the way, quality left winger, don’t care about his tackle, everyone makes mistakes.

  • 54 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    dxk

    you forgot the part where llambias turns the gun on himself

  • 55 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Sage

    I know, so I am choosing not to get excited about 1 point.

    We need to be ecstatic for a win, disappointed for a draw and devastated for a loss.

  • 56 The_Toon // May 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Best scenario is Wigan go down and we get Roberto Martinez

  • 57 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    @Timkrulfan The only thing left for arsenal and the thing the care the most about is being in that top 4…Arsen wenger has been in the top four for like so many years and they will do anything to beat there rivals to the top 4 and keep there record going.

  • 58 Bambams // May 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    One small step by man, one huge step for Newcastle United. …..

    I can’t believe this result. ….

    Never expected it and will gladly accept it. ……

    Newcastle United. .. do not waste it !

  • 59 danuneek // May 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    I’m a bit concerned that everyone thinks we’re going to win at QPR. Also, Wigan still have 6 points to play for. This is definitely far from over.

    As for the team this weekend, I would keep Simpson in over Debuchy. I think we get too exposed from wide positions and Simpson is better defensively. I would use the same team as against West ham, but bring Sissoko in for Jonas.

    ——————-Elliott———————
    Simpson—Taylor—-Colo—-Mbiwa—
    —–Cabaye—–Tiote—–Sissoko——-
    Ben Arfa——–Cisse———-Goufran

  • 60 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    This is the best case senario at the weekend us, mackems and norwich win villa lose making it a final day showdown between wigan and villa.

  • 61 cornishman // May 7, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    No more negative bull Pardew. Its in our hands now, lets go out and play with freedom and stay in this league with style….the Newcastle way. I think my stomach has just about stopped churning.

  • 62 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Wayne Routledge who sold that player to them?

    Is our coaches having difficulties in Training Programs or was it Motivational Theory that was outdated?

  • 63 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    I hate to say, but wigan beat arsenal last year, it could happen agai, and we lose, look at where we are

  • 64 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Ha, that’s a good point Transfer Sage – like a game of Russian Roulette, but with all six bullet slots filled!

    Kilcline, I agree with you that McManaman is a superb player, the other two Mc’s that play for Wigan are very talented as well – and we’ve got previous with Malcolm Macdonald (close enough), so good omens all round.

    Still, I wouldn’t put it past Wigan to smash Arsenal 4-0 and then lose 3-1 at home to Villa, they’re a bizarre team.

  • 65 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    toonluvva – As I commented last time you posted your predictions how can you ignore Norwich when they have the same number of points (and a better goal diff) as us.

  • 66 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Newcastle United. .. do not waste it ! (…?)

    Most of the Fans should know that we always do the UNEXPECTED!!!

  • 67 TyneValleyToon // May 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Toonluvva / 51

    You missed sat’s game Villa v Chelsea ;)

  • 68 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    wigan were in much better form this time last year than this yea, don’t think they have the momentum to take them through the arsenal game

  • 69 toontillidie // May 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    The sight of that goal going in for swanseas third really had me jumping round the room well done swansea and TY you may just have saved our season a win against QPR and we are laughing all the way and still in the prem next season :) I personally cannot see Wigan getting a win against the Gunners with them fighting for that Illustrious 4th spot HWTL

  • 70 DoctorZelig // May 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    As a Danish Magpie fan I just want to thank my countryman Laudrup for this gift!

    It’s still going to be a tough fight but this win for Swansea was sooo important for us…

  • 71 kilcline // May 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    @ DxK

    Yeah they have some good players, so do we, difference is they have a good coach as a manager who gets them playing properly, i would love Martinez as manager but i don’t think he will come due to Wigan chairman hating Ashley.

    Poyet or Zola i would take also.

    If Ashley was serious, he would go all out for Moyes (out of contract?)

    Your thoughts fella?

  • 72 cornishman // May 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    We’re relying on poor teams to lose more matches than us! It sums up Alan Pardew’s policy in a nut shell – don’t risk anything or aim high, or you might be disappointed. If we aim for 18th then staying up is a good season.

    I believe that thanks to Swansea’s win tonight we SHOULD stay up now, 1 point ought to do it. If that’s the case then the day after the Arsenal match Mike Ashley needs to send his one man firing squad, Mr Llambias, to execute Pardew and a few of his coaches, plus possibly the physio team!

    Then find a manager who is capable of running the joint, somebody like AVB (Not actually AVB obviously), a young, talented manager who has free thinking ideas and sets the team out to attack – I think the manager needs to speak English, but not necessarily be from these shores… I’d be delighted to see Gus Poyet installed if Brighton don’t make it up.

    You can have the best players in the world, but if they’re mismanaged then they ain’t going to get anywhere. I think I speak for most of the fans on here when I say we’d just like to see something exciting, ambitious and attacking put on the pitch rather than eking out 1 goal wins or hanging on grimly to try and get a point between being humped by half a dozen goals at home.

    First mission is to secure something at QPR, a win would be great.. A point might just be enough.

    Well said DxK

  • 73 toontillidie // May 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Lets Make it Count against The Rs and lets save our season :)

  • 74 matias // May 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    One point should be enough. Pardew would be a total fool to go over positive at this stage when it`s most probable a draw is enough. Just keep it tight and search for a winner when chances do come.

  • 75 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    So MA should know that with Pardew there was NO DIFFERENT. It was Not a Step Up.

  • 76 Transfer Sage // May 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    toonluva

    that doesn’t really show we need a win at qpr, it shows a draw would do.

  • 77 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Potentially we can see a situation where Wigan, Newcastle and Norwich all end up with 38 points, there’s nothing to choose between the goal differences really, so it could be a case of whoever gets less hammered..

    That’s how Pards will look at it. QPR have Andros Townsend who looks a really good player, Remy who is a quality striker, Taraabt who frustrates more than he delights, but once in a while turns it on, Hoilett who has a hell of a lot of talent and Zamora who can score the odd beauty – so I agree with Beattie that it isn’t a gimme at all, they might play with freedom against a poor side, we’ll have to step it up to get a point there.

  • 78 toontillidie // May 7, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    a point will not guarantee us our place next season in the BPL especially if we get a point and wigan or sunderland or norwich win the last 2 games we NEED a Win !!!!!

  • 79 Ulster_Toon // May 7, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    1 point is enough at QPR. IF wigan lose their next match.

  • 80 Krul to be Kind // May 7, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    GOD BLESS THE WELSH!!!

    That is all!

  • 81 TyneValleyToon // May 7, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    ED have you ever considered a link to a Prozac retailer. With all the negativity, take a percentage & you could make a fortune ;)

  • 82 toontillidie // May 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    @ Ulster that is depending on wigan losing their next match there are no guarantees when fighting to stay up as you have seen with Wigan in recent seasons they can do it

  • 83 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    We will probably just go to qpr after the 3 points but not committing to many forward because if we can’t get the 3 one will most likely keep us up.

  • 84 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Why would anyone want to have Martinez as manager and have to endure this EVERY season. :)
    Has he ever finished in the top ten ?

  • 85 toontillidie // May 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Bring Back King Kev !!!

  • 86 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Kilcline – I think Moyes would be incredible! It just seems like a bit of a sideways step for him. If he does leave Everton I think it would have to be for a top team like Man City or a side that has potential to get there like Spurs.

    Either that or Ashley promises him a £100m transfer kitty.. You never know.

    It’s difficult to say who would want the job, I mean people like Harry Redknapp turned it down in the past and there have been some real left field appointments such as JFK, Shearer, Keegan (2nd time) and Pardew, I never saw those coming until they were announced.

    It would be criminal to sack Pardew and then get some bloated has been like Ron Atkinson in, but I can imagine M.A giving him the gig to win a bet or something. I do rate Martinez, although as we both said Poyet would be a more interesting appointment and the dury’s still out on ‘Franco Zola for me.

  • 87 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    I agree with Beattie (as rare an event as a blue moon) that we must not slack off – we must go full on for the QPR win full on.

  • 88 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    “….First mission is to secure something at QPR”

    ..Second mission is to defend against Next Season Powerhouse HULL and Cardiff.

    These teams will get us in this dogfight again. (I can’t even believe it myself, BUT it will happen)

    Alan Pardew:
    Don’t worry guys we will defends all we can as a team against the Mighty Hull and Cardiff City. We will rough it out with them.

    Just Sit tight. …Ohho..remember to Cheer us Loud and Clear. We needed the 12th MEN.

  • 89 Novocastrian66 // May 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Maybe Laudrup got his team hyped up for this one as he has been sounded out for next season if we stop up. Only joking chaps, don’t batter me. I’m just trying to work out this result. Perhaps playing two games in four days is too much for Wigan. Games that they’ve had to give everything.
    If they get stuffed in the FA cup final. Picking themselves up for next Tuesday against Arsenal maybe a bridge too far, or should that be an Emirates too far.

  • 90 kilcline // May 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Yo-Yo

    I could take this current crop of players to a top 10 finish, i would imagine 99% of this blog could!

    Although my football manager credentials from back in the day are top notch haha ;)

  • 91 toonarmydownsouth // May 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    A point is not enough going in to QPR simply because we will have no idea what wigan will do vs arsenal, its being played at the same tome and the lads should be doing nothing other than goibg for the 3 points

  • 92 Joe Blog // May 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Yes we’ve got more room for manoeuvre now, but can we get back to throwing darts at Pardew, don’t want to let him off the hook now, do we? :)

  • 93 Krul to be Kind // May 7, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Yo-Yo

    Top 10 in the Championship!! haha

  • 94 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Does anyone know is Sylvain will be fit for the QPR match? He’s become our game changer, possibly even more so than Ben-Arfa this season.

    You have to hand it to Kets, he was pretty adamant that the guy was solid gold and it’s turned out that way, just a shame about his injury record.

  • 95 kilcline // May 7, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    DxK

    Zola would be good i reckon, Watford have played some terrific stuff this season after taking a hell of alot of players (Vydra is quality, young bellamy type).

    I dont think Moyes would get City and Man U, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea either have permanent managers or someone else lined up.

    52,000 seater stadium, fanatical one city support, Moyes would be made for us ;) Won’t happen though.

    Just want someone who gets us playing high tempo passing football, where is the team that smashed Man U 3-0 last year?

    Terrible season.

  • 96 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Please no counting chickens or new managers till we stay up and the old one gets his P45.

    If we want an upgrade then none of the unproven options or Di Matteo are worth bothering with – either Rafa or top French/Spanish /Dutch/ Portuguese coach – anybody who has finished top three in any of those leagues (except McLaren) …. and no has beens either

  • 97 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Tonight must serve as a lesson to Pardew and we need 3 PTS on Sunday and not rely on other teams to save us

  • 98 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Yo yo

    I think it is just you and I seeing sense.

    The problem is is that Wigan play after our game.

    If it was before we would know what we need. Whilst there is still a possibility we could go down we need to go out to win and not try to paper over cracks thinking a draw is ok.

    A win and we are 99% safe, a draw and we are still fighting.

    If this is the mentality of the fans then how will the players and managers think?

    If we play for the draw we may get beat of QPR. That would be a disaster.

  • 99 jimiley // May 7, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    WE need to get behind Alan and the team. At last everything is coming right. I am sure Alan can win something in the next 7 years.

  • 100 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Don’t forget Wigan now have to play 3 games (including cup final) in the space of a week – I think it will be too far a stretch for them and they are starting to run out of first team squad players however a win at at QPR is what we need to be sure.

  • 101 Krul to be Kind // May 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Tonight was possibly our best result of the season!

  • 102 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Apparently Alex Ferguson may be retiring.

    I hope Pardew rules himself out of the job tomorrow in his daily press conferences.

    I’m sure the speculation surrounding him and the vacant job may well be used as an excuse.

  • 103 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Pardew couldn’t win anything in 70 years never mind 7

  • 104 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Aye lads if we had Martinez I’d have to stay yo-yo forever.

    The main reason our luck has changed.. – scum got 1 pt wigan got nul point is that I have put my new Newcastle United FC coffee mug away – every time I used it we got beat, so its back in the cupboard till the season ends. It is jinxed – Pardew really is a great manager but that mug is just pure bad luck. The more coffee I drink out of it the more goals we concede.

  • 105 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    @ 98

    Lovely

  • 106 GeordieDan // May 7, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Beattie>

    You seriously don’t rate Williams as a defender?

    He is a very solid CB, talks to his teammates constantly and is always up for the fight.

    What’s your issue with him?

  • 107 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    We have to go all out for QPR.

    …but thats what Pardew …(and the players) Should Know.

  • 108 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    I think it’s essential to get a new manager just to clear out a lot of the dead wood players as much as revamp everything.
    It’s not exactly inspiring seeing big Shola step up to the plate every match, to try and gain us a point or three.

    Staying up is key to rebuilding obviously, then we could hopefully keep almost all of the blue chips players and dump;

    Sho Ameobi
    Obertan
    Gosling
    Abeid
    Simpson
    R.Taylor when fit
    Williamson
    Harper unless he’s willing to become a coach.

    It sounds like Colo, Cabaye and Ben Arfa might possibly want to leave or be in demand and there are question marks over Anita and Tiote – Anita can’t get a game and Tiote’s been terrible all season, which has sadly reduced his value to about £8m.

    I’m happy for Sammy, Ferguson and Vuckic to be given another season to impress, their last chance.

    Ba was right – the squad is only a few players and a manager from being excellent.. I agree Moyes would be one hell of an appointment, I expect him to sign a new deal with the Toffees though.

  • 109 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    DxK @ 93 Kets is bound to get the odd one right but what about Paul Scharner? :)

  • 110 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Beattie

    But as you think Manure are pretty much a nothing team apart from the SAF years then surely AP’d be a great new manager ?
    at least we’d have a more level playing field in the EPL

  • 111 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    @yo-yo And here is me thinking that I am the jinx everytime I shave newcastle seem to win..But I don’t shave that much i’m only 19 …I swear to god I shaved at half time of that swansea match and look what happend i’m not joking.

  • 112 jimmysmith // May 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Martinez would seem a likely kind of replacement in the equally unlikely event (imo) Pards is sacked. Shocking EPL record but plays a brand of football that would suit the squad and likely have us challenging the top 8.

    A upgrade and the sort of calculated risk Ash seems inclined to make without wanting to stick his neck out.

  • 113 moonraker // May 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Thank heavens it looks like we will escape this time!

    Now lets give Laudrup an offer he can’t refuse; he’s a quality manager who plays the game as it should be and
    I would love to see him in at Newcastle !!!

    HWTL

  • 114 Generic Commenter // May 7, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Never have I cheered so much for Swansea city, get in! QPR have nothing to play for and we have everything to play for so just get at them, play like we did against West Ham but step it up a notch. Wigan relegated after the Haidara challenge, QPR after stealing Remy, bad things come to those who mess with the Toon

  • 115 Krul to be Kind // May 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    The talk about Moyes from a few Everton fans I was chatting with a while back is that he will take a year out of the game and come back to Everton… sounds just as likely as a manager given an 8 year deal!

  • 116 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Abeid is going to Ross County (yes they do want him) just so Kets has a 600 mile round trip to see him play.

  • 117 Ketsbaia9 // May 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Martinez is right:

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/312761/Roberto-Martinez-Paul-Scharner-can-be-one-of-Europe-s-best/

    That’s what we’ve missed.

  • 118 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    @Martoon – that’s true, I did forget about his unhealthy obsession with the Austrian man mountain!

  • 119 Krul to be Kind // May 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    GC @ 113

    haha, don’t fook with le toon!

  • 120 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Kevy

    Naw its definitely the NUFC coffee mug – you shave as often as you want

  • 121 davis_toons // May 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Of course we got to get behind Pardew. I even set myself up to the extent of enduring to 2nd half of next season.
    (New players have settled for a season/ a year)

    Thats is at least a proper time and best time to judge him. More excuses can’t even help him by then.

  • 122 DxK // May 7, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    That’s true Kets, he’s only 33 and look at Giggsy still flying around at 39 – when Scharner peaks he’s going to be one hell of a player ;)

  • 123 yo-yo // May 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Remember Moyes likes a pretty direct style of play too, those who are wishing him at SJP

  • 124 martoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    DxK – Speak of the devil and he appears as if by magic :)

  • 125 Dingo†® // May 7, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    have done this 5 times today… have fun…. I have us finishing 15 on 41 points one place above the makems

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/predictor/default.stm

  • 126 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Get moyes and let him take mirllas with him would be great

  • 127 scout // May 7, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Personally wouldn’t mind big Ron in as manager or David oleary would be a good selection. It would be the biggest shock in world football if rafa signed up, I just can’t see it.
    I think he will stick with pardew and sell some players who are obviously p,,,ed off and want to be away. Everyone knows who they are, need two out and out wingers in for next year and Big Andy back. Oh and Douglas in to play next to Yanga

  • 128 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 7, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Scout
    No thanks might as well keep Pardumb if that’s the style of football yer after

  • 129 lesh // May 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    DxK. And after Llambias has given Pardew and his crew their .marching orders, I’d hope that Ashley finishes the job and sacks Llambias. After all, he’s managing the business that is Newcastle United and has presided over an awful season where millions are at risk.

  • 130 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Pardew couldn’t win a fixed raffle :) .

  • 131 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Jupp Heynkkes People ;)

  • 132 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Geordie Dan

    I didn’t say anything about Williams?!

  • 133 scout // May 7, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    This crack about finishing top 6 is dream stuff, Sunderland are ploughing the money in 15 million Johnson,12 for fletcher. You need to invest to stand still. Our players aren’t that good face it.

  • 134 p // May 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Fergie calling time, could be the beginning of the end of Manure dominance

  • 135 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    In all seriousness do you think if Martinez got us playing the style of football Wigan play with the additional quality in our team that we could be a brilliant side or do you think Martinez is overrated and would have us fighting relegation?

  • 136 northernirishtoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    BPC

    Jupp heynkkes?

    The high hopes of a newcastle fan!

    Aim for the sky!

  • 137 northernirishtoon // May 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    And we will end up with Neil warnock

  • 138 kevymartins // May 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    @Beattie I think martinez is alright…Although there is 2 sides to that coin..A) After him coming out and defending mcfcukface made me hate him showed his cold side (B) There would be nothing better for MA to steal martinez away from whelan

  • 139 Big Pappa Cissé // May 7, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    @ northernirish

    Long shot I know but he wants to manage in England and we are probably the most exiting proposition outside of the top 6. Doesn’t hurt to dream ;)

  • 140 Beattie25 // May 7, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    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.

  • 141 scout // May 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Maybe because arsenal are a champions league team and we aren’t.

  • 142 p // May 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Personally, I think that being a good coach, right tactics etc is one thing but you also need a winner in charge.

    That is the deal with the like of Mourinho, Fergie etc. It rubs off on their teams most of the time.

    I am not sure Martinez is a winner of that ilk. Many managers e.g. big Sam seem to be great managers because they go to small clubs and get hungry, mostly so-so players to work their nuts off and play as a team and punching above their weight.

    They then proceed to a big club and can not take the next step. Take a big club and make it successful. Some of course do but, many do not.

  • 143 scout // May 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    90% about having the players I think fergie said before

  • 144 rickielad // May 7, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Villa play Saturday against Chelsea, if they loose and we pick up 3 points against QPR on Sunday we are mathematically safe regardless of Wigans final 2 results. We’ve gotta go for the win, QPR are shit, they’ve been relegated FFS!

  • 145 Jesus1983 // May 8, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    I’d take a point at QPR!

  • 146 Roger // May 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Sorry lads, but 1 point is not enough. We need 3 points
    to be ok.
    Why Wigan cannot win in London at Arsenal.
    Mr Wenger is a “Schnarchnase”, we say in Germany,
    and he often do the wrong thing.
    No draw at QPR, only a win make us sure to be in
    the Prem next year.
    On sunday my wife and i are sitting on the laptop
    and watch the game of our club NUFC and we will
    drink a glass of good champagne when the last whistle
    says, we are on top.
    Want`t to see Newcastle next year in the Prem, when
    we came again visiting beautiful town and people
    of Newcastle on Tyne.
    Howay the lads.

  • 147 Hughie_Gallacher // May 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    We ought to assemble the biggest consignment of beer ever and send it to Swansea. We owe them a massive favour.

    Everyone said Swansea would already be on the beach, but they didn’t let anybody down.

    Newcastle players take note.




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