Siege Mentality Exists – Chance of Redemption For Newcastle

Steven Taylor has given an interview in the Evening Chronicle this morning, but it seems it took place before last night’s Wigan defeat by Swansea City, which now gives the Magpies a clear road to safety – and hopefully the lads can get there sooner rather than later – and will not screw it up.

steven taylor after the game

Steven Taylor – shown at end of Liverpool disaster

And it seems that if we can beat QPR on Sunday, it’s almost certain we will stay in the Premier League next season, after what will probably turn out to be our second worst season ever in the Premier League.

This is what Steven said:

“I have been here 10 years and that is what you get. “People try to upset us and try to get in among the gaffer and the players. They will find any excuse.”

“They mentioned the French players all last week and the gaffer. “One week you can be getting pats on the back and within one game it can change.”

“It is a bit sad really.”“We can only concentrate on ourselves. In the past two years Wigan seem to do well at this time of the season.”

“However, we cannot rely on what they do.” “We just need to focus on our results.” “If we get three points next week

After only picking up 5 points in our last seven league games, with only three goals scored, and conceding a massive 16, it’s been a nightmare run, and our players have done very little to help themselves.

And in fact we’ve managed to make our goal difference 13 goals worse in those  seven games – and that takes some doing – so we haven’t exactly covered ourselves in glory since starting the streak with that 2-1 defeat at Wigan.

We are three points clear of Wigan because of Wigan have not done, rather than what we have done, and are goal  differences are exactly the same at -23, which is the worst ever goal difference by a Newcastle side in the Premier League..

We hope that the good (great) result for us last night at the DW Stadium will spur our players on to win in London on Sunday – although we;’e won only one games all season on the road.

One thing is for sure – we mustn’t lose the game on Sunday, because that will leave a chance for Wigan to come back – and also it would make our goal difference worse than that of Wigan.

A win will bring blue skies back to Newcastle, although my brother Rod told me yesterday on the phone, that the weather has been excellent lately in Newcastle.

It’s up to our lads now – they need to play their hearts out at Loftus Road – and let’s hope they can bring back the bacon on Sunday.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2



    But 12th, 5th, 17th = Progression – 2 poor to average seasons out of 3 and currently flirting with relegation. What am I missing here ?

    Sack Llambias

    No one is saying they want to see the ball passed about Barca style, although that would be great, but obviously too much for some people who are happy just to see it hoofed with 3 x DMs playing at home and 10 men in their own half

    How do you marry up Pardew’s ultra-negative hoof ball style with all the flair, technical players that have been bought in.

    You know these players would thrive under a footballing manager but are being stifled to death under Pardew.

    Most of the players bought in and already here speak French including all our African players. Didn’t seem to be a problem for Ba, Cisse, Cabaye, Tiote, Benny last season. Far better to have 1 language than multiples.

    Also no sign of Barton and Nolan last year so lack of experience not really valid either. Just play Cabaye in his right place for a start.

    Being successful with a new squad one year, (albeit due to many extenuating factors) but not the next just points to the fact Pardew is not consistently good at any level and is always found out after an initial favourable impression.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Wigan have saved us but also sadly Pardew so it would seem.

    Like his lack of due diligence when buying us it seems Ashley got duped by Pardew’s one good season.

    Why is it such a brilliant businessman just turns his brain off when it comes to NUFC? Pardew, Wonga, Llambias. A–R-G-H !!!!!!!!

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4


    Why do you Feel Wigan have saved Pardew! He should still be sacked.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5

    1 nil up at home to Reading with half an hour to go and he brings Perch on to replace our little attacking threat which we possess, then we go on and lose the game is an perfect example of what Pardew’s desperate measures are in games.

    If he could actually coach the players into holding on to the pall and simple pass and move stuff, it wouldn’t be half as bad. He doesn’t have the ability to do that. See his CV.

    Instead, he gets everyone bar Cisse in behind the ball to try and soak up pressure, and this is well into our own half. When we win the ball, players still stay back, options run out, and we lose the ball, so everyone stays back. Abysmal.

    I’ve been frustrated at the other drab managers we’ve had as well, but Pardew is easily up there with the worst of them, if not the worst, simply because of the players at his disposal and complete fear of going forward.

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6


    if i go 2 london and gamble money that i don’t have and put my self in debt. What chances do i have of getting the NUFC job? Or is it more complicated?

    like having silver hair.
    Graduation in Excuse administration.

  • catchy in norway

    May 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    what i love right now

    some of our fans still sticking to excuses as to why we are where we are, and refuse point blank to look at the real reason as to why we are where we are,,

    no matter what proof you put in front in front of them, they just reply thngs like its blind hatred thats why you want him out,,

    some things i would accept if it was this was the first time this was appening to him, but again facts are there to proove he does not know what he is doing, and when it starts going wrong, he just clings on hoping it will turn out ok

    right now, the players need guidence , a leader, and it sure isnt AP doing any leading with them,, infact , i think if you look at what the guy is saying, he is pushing the players further away,,
    colo will be back,, the player to make way, a french one,
    we need a left back v sunderland,, the player to make way for jonas, a french one,, we need a left winger/forward, drop goofy a french one, and put jonas there,,

    if you think for one minut these players getting dropped are thinking,, yeh i can accept that,, he is better than me,, your mad as a hatter, jonas is a poor version of all of them, yet he get in the team in front of them

    please wake up and help save the club we love

    this has nothing to do with trying to create some trouble,, trouble is already there

  • catchy in norway

    May 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    ps the CB to be dropped should have been SAYLOR

  • catchy in norway

    May 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    8 fluking years

  • Santon03

    May 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #10

    I’ve been thinking about when did we start playing this ultra-negative football. It’s started at Europa playoff, it’s pardew’s first european adventure and he is being extra cautious and it’s been successful in the group stage, we have one of the best defensive record. It’s unfortunately changed the way we play for the whole season, we are completely different from last season.

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #11

    LR 32

    I remember in the Reading game he brought on Perch and anita for Marveaux and Cabaye, Marveaux came of first.

    Pardew knew Cabaye would not last full 90 as he had just came back against Norwich.

    Then, This is my opinion (Halucination , may be) he told marveaux to tell everyne that he was injured.

    Same game Little giraffe Ameobi blamed supporters for Booing.!!!!

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 8, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Is it Me or both

    Atromitos athens

    Dominated us in all 4 matches?

  • Rotonda heights

    May 8, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #13


    That result killed wigan last night but I just got a horrible feeling Pardew isn’t going anywhere.

    It’s so tragic a club of out stature has in recent seasons employed Souness, Dalglish, Allardyce, Kinnear and Allardyce. At the same time Swansea have had Sousa, Martinez, Rodgers and Laudrup. They have constantly upgraded while keeping an anttractive template of how the game should be played.

    Tragically with Pardew unless someone gets injured and he’s forced to accommodates certain players, you will always be disappointed with his choice of starting 11.
    Pardew really is anti-football.

  • lewisnufc

    May 8, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #14

    fergie retiring end of the season! wowww

  • stuart no9

    May 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #15

    pardew –the only manager who can suffocate a talented bunch of players and expect them to perform to their potential ,to win games wth a defensive system , then accept responsibility in the face of defeat.- no wonder his cv looks like a candidate for – the planets biggest loser award. If anyone took a cv like that to an interview for a 1.2M salary per year job , WHO in their right mind would trust him with his company and expect them to flourish , when his cv states in black and white – he was either sacked by his bosses or he put them into liquidation ( relegated) in all his posts since 2000.
    hahahahaha you couldnt make it up could you ?
    So ashley didnt check the “debt” situation before he bought the club? he didnt check pardews cv either. 2 of the biggest mistakes in his life . hahaha

  • Goodfella

    May 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    WOW Fergie out of the blue. Moyes next for Man U, fancied him to replace the donut managing our team

  • James RS

    May 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    A quiet word for ex mag Wayne Routledge please as he seemed to play his socks off last night for Swansea as though he wanted to help Newcastle get out of trouble…a couple of good attempts and an inch perfect pass for one of their goals and he never stopped running either he seemed to be up for it.
    Well done Wayne.


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