Keep Supporting Newcastle Through End Of The Season


Newcastle are not safe yet, and now is not the time to be rocking the boat, so it’s probably best to keep all the debate about what happens next at Newcastle – until the end of the season – or when we are safe in the Premier League.

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Alan Pardew – let’s keep supporting both manager and players

We pointed out earlier today – that with two games to play in 2009, Newcastle were also very confident of staying up,  and we were 4th bottom as we are today – with a game at home to Fulham – who had won only two times on the road – and then at Aston Villa,

But it all went shockingly wrong when we lost 1-0 to Fulham, and then by the same score-line at Aston Villa.

And Newcastle are not safe yet – and if we lose our last two games then Wigan could still catch us – and given how this season has gone  – that’s not impossible..

Once we are safe is the time to talk about whether Alan Pardew should stay or go – but right now we must get behind the manager and the players – and support them to safety this season.

There’s plenty of time after we are safe to talk about other things – like who will stay and who will leave this summer.

Let’s keep supporting the lads and the manager.

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388 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Support the team, not the clueless inept manager.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #2

    The tiredness Pardew constantly complains about will be the psychological damage he’s inflicting upon them, telling them they’re physically tired all the time and the negativity of the team orders which is every game when we go a goal up. Thing is, the football isn’t excellent even when we are trying to attack. It still looks disjointed and very unplanned.

    How can the team expect to hold onto the ball, when Pardew has them defending (and doing a horrendous job of it) most of the week?

    Defensive play should be part of the organisation within a ball retention based or offensive system. Pardew has never advocated this in management, even though his lies to the media that he wanted to play this way? How can Carver’s one day a week on offensive duty expect to over-ride the defensive siege mentality defending which he inflicts onto the team? It can’t.

    If they aren’t practicing passing the pall, retaining possession and working on plans for chance creation, how on earth are you expected to score goals? You are simply holding on for a draw, or trying to win by putting in a very limited amount of chances which we may get in a good. Which is exactly what is happening.

    Ultimately, this hasn’t worked and he, like in his other clubs he’s been at is mixing it up around the relegation zone.

    Put that £20 million of players from January into Wigan’s side and there’s no way they would be where they are. They’d be at least 3 or 4 points higher. We however, are down there.

    Look at how wide Wigan made that pitch last night. If you give players of Ben Arfa’s class that much space he’d tear through oppositions.

    Swansea’s players are nowhere near the quality of ours, yet they were playing some wonderful 1 and 2 touch passing at times. That’s is through basic coaching and communication from the manager and staff.

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #3

    rumour; DO NOT expect Cabaye to be at the club next season, but DO expect Ben Arfa to be.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Indian
    Was he clueless and inept last season?

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    MrMojoRisin76

    Yes and lucky!

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Well last nights result was our get out of jail free card.
    (thank you Swansea)

    Though I wouldn’t be surprised if Pardew ferks it up.

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  • Greebol1892

    May 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, I fancy blowing-up that photo, pinning it to a punching bag and letting rip! Very punchable photo that one. Might help relieve the frustration and pent-up anger….. *DOOF*, *BOFF*

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Finished with Pardew.

    Too many dire performances and he is absolutely clueless.

    Will always support the team.
    New manager asap. Dead man walking.

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  • AwToonnufc

    May 8, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    You lot are clueless, Stop being so negative, literally every post is a dig at Pardew. Fair enough you don’t want him. I’m not saying i want to keep him, but how is it helping anyone sitting pissing and moaning about how much you hate him. Some of your arguments are just absolute bollocks as well. Like Ed said Support the team, He’s the one who actually can make a difference to our club. Some of you are that pig ignorant that you can’t see how your negativity is also sending us down. Don’t call yourself a supporter if you aren’t supporting.

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 8, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    @Indian if we finish top 5 next season would that make him lucky again or unlucky this season?

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #11

    So he was clueless last season and we finished 5th?,that tells me all i need to know about you.And i’m sorry,it has to be said,anyone who say’s we were lucky last season is a disgrace to Newcastle UTD,you get what you deserve in football and to say we were lucky to finish 5th in the hardest league in the world over 38 games is criminal.It’s the only thing Pardew haters can’t argue with so they say it was lucky.

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  • IPToon

    May 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #12

    I actually think we will sneak a 1-0 win at QPR, Chelsea will beat Villa, Arsenal will beat Wigan and we will be mathmatically safe!

    I can see PSG and maybe Arsenal coming in for Cabaye at the end of the season, both stand a good chance of getting him. Thats unless we get a new manager in who excites the players and they look forward to playing for them. Playing under Pardew must be pretty boring for any creative player.

    Gutierrez on the other hand, I can see a whole host of clubs coming in for him. I’ve just seen his stats for the season, which i hope are wrong but apparently 32 Starts, 1 goal, 0 assists and 21 shots? The wind has more impact on a game than Jonas

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Puppet Pardew’s Brainlessness

    Since we are talking conjecture i am going to go with Lucky!

    I want to use the correct proverb but,

    A dog (dalmation) never changes his spot

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  • RonVanDam

    May 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #14

    What ed is saying is we know Pardew blows but lets get behind the team and show them how much we care. Through our support and passion it’ll show them how much we care about the team and help kick them into 5th gear

    This reminds me of a poem by Marianne Williamson: our darkest fear

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    @mojo counter it by saying this season was all bad luck

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #16

    @AwToonnufc

    I guess you haven’t watched many games this season.
    I can’t take anymore of this guys lies and spin.
    We’re absolutely lousy.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Hatem
    Without the word “Lucky”,Describe last season?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 8, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #18

    AwToonnufc, I go to the games and cheer and sing throughout the game which I’ve done for years upon years, regardless of scorelines and always stay until after the final whistle, yet I still see the same negative tactics and delusional team selections which the man plague’s our team with.

    If you think people like me can’t vent our anger away from the game (when I’m as encouraging as anyone in the stadium) on what Pardew is inflicting upon us, you’re well wide of the mark.

    I’ve been told of day to day goings on behind the scenes with the managers interactions as well, and Pardew treats a lot of the players like crap with his up his own backside arrogance.

    Low morale at his other clubs as well. This isn’t a one off. Wake up to what is occurring.

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  • AwToonnufc

    May 8, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #19

    @Hatem,
    Clearly the point of my argument went straight over your head. You must be one of the people i’m talk about who just took offence.
    I’m not saying we’ve been good. I’m not saying I want Pardew.
    My point is, (and Ed’s point in the article your commenting on)
    How are you helping the team in anyway over the last two games of the season by just moaning about how much you hate Pardew?

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Laurent
    Without the word lucky describe last season?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    @AwToonnufc

    Can’t be bothered with you.
    You make your point by insulting other peoples opinions and object to their right to express them.
    Go away with your nasty pointless posts.

    Lovely day outside … I’m off to take in the sun.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    MrMojoRisin76 @ 20

    Last season NUFC’s opponents were unlucky

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #23

    The Pro-Pardew fans should adopt this tactic to Anti-Pardew fans.It baffles them.If they can’t use the word “lucky”,their ears bleed with confusion.By God I think i have found the Antidote

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #24

    MrMojoRisin76

    Fortunate in the extreme. 😉

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  • AwToonnufc

    May 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #25

    LR32, why are you sitting there saying I told you so as if its some sort of victory to your argument? It’s irrelevant if you knew he was shit or not. Cause the fact is he is still there regardless of your views. Either make the best of a bad situation and support the team and try and motivate them ourselves. Then once we are safe we can discuss Pardew. But you are just going to sit there and moan before it even happens.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Hatem’s better than Messi

    What happened to the sun 🙂

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #27

    God damn it!!.Beaten by a verbal loophole.

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  • AwToonnufc

    May 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    In other words…… You’ve got nothing.
    Your the one slating Pardew and the team. Mug

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #29

    mojo

    Let me have a go.

    Last season we relied on two things.

    1. Keeping clean sheets. We did this with a mix of slid defending and good goal keeping. (obviously other teams missed sitters but that happens in favour of all teams over a year)

    2. A lot of individual goals from Ba and Cisse, not team goals but those two benefiting from wonder strikers or a big hump up the field.

    This is not a strategy for long term success as we do not create a lot of chances (2nd lowest last year, got from opta stats) and cisse and ba’s form managed to pair up perfectly so one always was in a rich vein and scoring nearly every chance or half chance they had.

    This season we have sold ba and have only cisse who isn’t in great form.

    This means that we struggle to score as under pardew we have never created a lot of chanes and he is struggling to find a way for us to get goals.

    Thats why I think we need a manager with a better record of getting result, ideally with a few different teams so we know he can adapt.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    its got to the point where i now believe that anyone who thinks pardew can turn this around , is only saying so to mess with ppls heads

    this includes you ED

    if you like football, you would not want AP as your manager

    and if you love NUFC, you would 10000% not want AP as your manager

    bad feeling follows him around like a bad smell

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #32

    should read solid defending not slid defending

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  • Fat_Robbo

    May 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #33

    “Keep Supporting Newcastle Through End Of The Season”

    I supported them since before I was born and will support them after I’m dead, and all the time in between. Just like a lot of others, i’m sure.
    But I can’t say I’m happy.

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  • stuart no9

    May 8, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #34

    thetre are still a lot of people on here who think pards is the bees knees, in that case, lets hope he applies for the man-u job,
    Ok he may have to doctor his cv slightly – just change some words around – rub out words like ,erm- sacked, thats an important one , erm – relegated, could be the most important one really , and then tell a few porkies on what hes won , then bravo- he’ll knock em bandy !

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Catchy

    Rubbish

    Bad smell does not follow AP around. He is the bad smell.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Catchy…So if someone still backs Pardew at all they can’t like football or love NUFC?

    How about you stick to your own emotions rather than telling other people how they feel?

    Missing you all x

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  • blew

    May 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #37

    It is insulting to suggest the fans do not get behind the team, 50K turn up every home game to support them.
    Some will show their frustrations at times, mainly on this blog.
    Backing the manager is another story.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 8, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Transfer.I agree with both your points but i can’t understand why your blaming Pardew for this seasonIt’s not his fault Ba went,i think you know i’m not a fan of stats,that one proves they are useless,we were second lowest chances created yet finished 5th.And the injuries this season to our creative players has not helped.Ashley know’s he f*cked up last season,that is why i don’t think they will sack him at the end of the season.Pardew has made mistakes but i said a couple of days ago,when your in a situation fighting relegation you tend to over-think things with the pressure and that leads to bad decisions.

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  • tunearmy

    May 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #39

    So we to wait till the end of the Arsenal game for the ‘Sack Pardew’ flags and chants?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Probably shouldn’t single Catchy out there, anyone who that comment applies to can take it on board 🙂

    Take it easy folks

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