Let’s Give Our New French Players A Break


Newcastle did excellently last season, and we finished 5th top in the Premier League, and at that time two of our very best players were Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, two top French Internationals.

moussa sissoko southampton

Moussa Sissoko – could become a top player at Newcastle

And they were such bargains that owner Mike Ashley brought in five new Frenchmen in January, maybe as many as four that were not planned until the simmer, and they were brought in early to help us strengthen the squad and steady the ship – but unfortunately it hasn’t worked.

But it’s also disingenuous to put the responsibility (blame) on any of our five new Frenchmen, who are not only trying to learn the language, but are trying to settle into a new country – and are at the same time getting used to the much higher standards of the English Premier League.

And the fact that Newcastle are surprisingly battling a real relegation threat – it’s got to be very difficult for our five new players – and we remember a certain Kevin Nolan, who  had big problems in adapting at Newcastle, when he arrived four years ago.

And Kebin had played more than 300 Premier League games for Bolton Wanderers before he arrived on Tyneside – and think what a player Kevin turned out to be for us.

We have mentioned a few times that transferring in January is very difficult at the best of times, because you have no pre-season,  and a number of the new Frenchmen – Debuchy, Sissoko, Yanga-Mbiwa and Gouffran – became immediate starters in the side.

It’s too easy to blame the new French players – whether or not they are truly responsible.

It’s probably going to be true that if we can avoid relegation, and have a good clear-out in the summer of some of our fringe players, and get  a top class striker through the door, the French players that we have could well be at the forefront of Newcastle’s resurgence next season.

Don’t be surprised if in a year’s time, we’re in the same situation as we were twelve months ago – and fighting for a top four place.

That’s always assuming we are good enough to escape relegation this season – which is at the moment still a huge concern.

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93 comments so far

  • NUFC STEVE

    May 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #1

    LAURENT BLANC OR RAFA BENITEZ.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #2

    They were playing their natural game until the master tactition started draining the life out of them aftee a couple of weeks.

    The players were very good signings. They just need to be played to their strengths.

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  • Beattie25

    May 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #3

    How anyone can blame the new signing is beyond a joke.

    We had issues long before they came and without them I think we’d be relegated by now.

    It isn’t the new players fault. They are not only trying to adapt to a new country, league and language they are trying to adapt to some of the worst tactics seen this side of 1973.

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  • Earl

    May 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #4

    @ Sazzer

    In the last post
    I’m not sure what you are trying to say regarding the ‘my name is not Earl’ comment. Its a screen name like everybody else (i wouldn’t put my real personal details on a public forum). I was thinking more to do with the style of play Sociedad were playing style. Regardless of his record overall, this season they have scored the 3rd most goals, behind the obvious two and conceeded the 4th least goals in the league. So he must be doing something right?

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  • LeToonARMY

    May 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #5

    LAURENT BLANC OR RAFA BENITEZ OR Gérard Houllier

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  • Earl

    May 10, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry i meant the 5th least goals

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 10, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #7

    I do feel that some of our new french players will become great players, e.g sissoko has the potential to become a world beater, but coming in half way through a season at a struggling club, with the biggest donkey of a manager was never going to be easy for them, especially when none of them know the english game, i think if the signings of these players had been in the summer we would have been a force to be reckoned with in the second half of the season, but quite frankly none of them have had time to cut the mustard, and the one thing we needed was players who would have done it instantly, should we stay up and sign a few more players, and lose some dead weight, i think next season will be productive

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 10, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #8

    but we also need to sack pardew

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  • jo 10

    May 10, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m french and to be fair they’re not as good as they were in ligue1 ( exept Sissoko at the beginning ) but I think it could have been worst without them.
    They were really involved in victory against villa, chelsea and southompton…
    I’m a little disappointed with MYP and Debuchy cause they’re massive players trust me!
    the three others can’t do a lot more than they did and don’t deserve to be blame for me.
    Bring five new players from the same country in junuary is the problem for me cause it’s hard for the new players ( new league, ” I miss my family ” and all ) and it’s hard for old players ( ” Look at them they come from ligue 1, they already took my place and they always stay each other…so f*** that!!)
    If nufc can stay in premier league this year, next season with new striker and Krul Collo Cabaye Ben arfa all fit could been great
    I mean this ben arfa : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzpx8p_ben-arfa_shortfilms

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  • beefman13

    May 10, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Sums up what most feel ie the manager and players need a kick up the backside for letting this happen, IMO Pardew is not hard enough and is far too soft on the seniors, I really could not imagine him tearing a strip of any of them, although i have heard he has gave some of the younger players a good telling off, light years away from fergie, mourinho, clough, shankly , paisley. in fact he should not ever be uttered in the same breath, they are made of different stuff.

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #11

    beattie so how is it pardews fault that we’ve had to chuck all 5 of them in at the deep end?
    and these worst tactics you’ve talked off got us to 5th last season and in to europe??
    the best may i add since sir bobby that you made a beautiful post about earlier but have totally contradicted yourself you blame the fans for sacking bobby after a bad time but then hammer continuously pardew for bringing our best since! and after him having a season with injuries from hell not unrest!
    and that goes to anyone who supports bobby’s sacking!
    he was our ferguson and it was the fans in the end that got rid of him! they got well ahead of themselves and who was our next manager again????!
    if we hadn’t finished 5th last season what would our expectations be?
    and then would most of you take into consideration properly the injuries n bad luck we’ve had?
    infact how many times in the last 24 hour have you heard ferguson has managed 4 different squads! pardews had 2 in 2 years!
    this year should have been his squad but he didn’t get it till late in january now who’s fault is that (already admitted)
    so how can you seriously judge him?
    most of you say last season we didn’t play good football (that was our second season back!)
    with players like ober willo simmo raylor plus brand new players like cabeye,ba then cisse! but we finished 5th!!!!
    was that luck!!?
    or a person that worked his bollocks of guiding them there?
    now after that did he wan’t to build his team?
    imo ofcourse he did but the powers upstairs didn’t wan’t to fund it which again imo has been THEE biggest downfall of this season!
    you could see pardew wasn’t happy and i imagine the players were the same after working so hard so now i feel we’ve got a SQUAD that he’d be realativy happy with but we still need a couple of wingers n a striker n a cb if collo goes then that is HIS squad!
    this season he hasn’t been able to play a settled team more than a couple of games ALL SEASON!
    i’ve heard lots of times well all teams are the same but please show me the stats that have had our injuries n more importantly to our key players plus the extra games??????
    and daztoon or wat ever ya name is is that a blinkered enough view for ya!!?
    i mean its better than “pardew out coz he’s shit!” tell me your detailed view ya c@@t?

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #12

    “biggest donkey of a manager” seriously were you saying this last season??
    was sounesss n dalglish better!!??
    especially since they both dismantled great squads!!

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #13

    beefman i agree the players need a kick up the backside but i’m pretty sure pardew is doing that did you forget the 4-4 verse arsenal or the lock-in after liverpool i’d imagine there was a big bollocking goin on there lol infact i’ll be quite surprised if we see debuchy again this season!

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 10, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Manx, well to be honest, will you be disagreeing if we go down? after we have improved the squad from a team last year who made 5th, 1 place higher than the winners of the champions league, and now in serious risk of relegation. if we go down it will be the first team to go from 5th to championship, yes we have had injuries, but really we should be top half, but pardew is blind and clueless, the range of souness and dalglish was from 14th up to 7th, yes none of them were great managers for us, but not to this extent. and dalglish is a good manager, however when he was in charge of us I was 3 and so couldn’t really say what he was like, but at liverpool i thought he was okay, a d***, but an okay manager (not great, but compared to pardew) and he WON the title at blackburn, and souness was terrible but pardew is worse. Since last january we have signed 5 international players (and 2 more first teamers) of high quality playing for france, holland or senegal, and some of the players have been linked with huge clubs before they signed for us e.g debuchy and real madrid, MYM and milan, and yet our manager cannot get them to beat teams like wigan, they got demolished by a very avergae sunderland team, and humiliated by an average liverpool team where the useless and incompitent jordan henderson scored TWICE. then after the games he came out and said “oh we was tired”, what signals will that give new arrivals, you can play awful football and excuses will be made and all will be forgiven, no he needed to come out and “I’m bloody annoyed, what a shoddy performance, these players will be lucky to get payed after this performance, we pay them thousands a week for them to play sunday league quality football, I don’t think so”, you seen the rocket up the bum in the sunderland players when a manager came in and said his team were not fit, boom a 3-0 away in the derby, and then a win against a very good everton side, managed by the new manchester united manager, yes they have dipped in form but that is because the players they have got are not good enough, our players are top drawer, and are made to look like kids and amateurs, yes they need time to adapt in this league, which i previously said, but playing them in the wrong positions doesn’t help matters, sissoko is awful in CAM, because he’s a DM. And why he always insists on bringing on the least creative player in ameobi, and take off one of our only threats in either gouffran or ben arfa i’ll never know, yes take them off, but bring on obertan with the pace, okay his crosses are something to be desired, but he is okay, better than ameobi, or bring on young campbell, with a point to prove and hope he can do it, yes they are untested, but that is what we need, a new approach. Something pardew will not give us as he is useless, the man couldn’t do it at league one southampton, what makes you think he is good enough for one of the top 10 clubs in england (in theory), the 20th richest club in world football, a team with 13 internationals of top quality footballing nationalities.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #15

    manx

    your a tool

    you mention freak results like there the norm for us

    4-4 v ars how many times we scored 4 in a game regardless of who they are ?
    how many games under pardew have we went behind and came back to win? its 1 or. 2
    how many we went in front and lost because he thinks its better to shut up shop and defend? to many to mention and more than is acceptable,

    worst of all , how many games has he just threw in the towel and defended from the first whistle ? trying to settle for a point? again far to many

    you mention injuries, you say we are down here because of them, please show me proof of this, i carnt remember many games this season where we have fielded a team against a bottom half team that i thought was a poor team, infact the worst team i think he has put out was against man u and that finished 4-3 and for me was our best game of the season,
    you are blindly defending a guy baised o what he has said rather than hard facts,
    facts proove he is poor not unlucky

    good bye you tool

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #16

    “Something pardew will not give us as he is useless, the man couldn’t do it at league one southampton, what makes you think he is good enough for one of the top 10 clubs in england (in theory), the 20th richest club in world football, a team with 13 internationals of top quality footballing nationalities.”
    what position did we get last season??
    plus did you read the thread and by the way we have actually improved since we got the new players but just imagine i mean really just imagine if we got these new players in the summer that the manager and the players deserved would we be in this position?
    we would certainly have alot more back up with the chronic injuries!
    plus you think dalglish was a good manager that dismantled keegans team that was challenging and got us 13th!! with his own team!

    you forgot to mention the 6-1 against there relegation rivals btw but lets get a manager in that perks them up for a couple of games infact why don’t every team do that employ a different manager every few games it might work!?

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  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #17

    ED

    pointless thread, i dont think anyone of us fans are blaming the french, i think you will find thats the press, oh wait your one of them

    i think you will find that now most blame pardew for the incorrect use of the french and any other nationality we have, unless your shola, then he is a god and can do what he likes

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #18

    catchy if you actually read my post on the 4-4 you surely would understand the point i was getting at!!! but you’ve twisted it in your own way!
    and your point of us fielding a injury hit team please show me this season and i mean whole season a full team we’ve been able to field more than two games in a row and thats regardless of what you thought was a poor team!!!?
    and you keep telling me i don’t understand football!!
    this is the premiership you know!!?
    and again how am i “BLINDINGLY” following a man when i’ve just showed a hell of alot more actual facts than you in my last 2 posts!!

    also you said you loved hughton so u must have loved his football then but was that not worse than pardew?
    and look not an insult in sight you tosser oops!!!

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  • chris_g

    May 10, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Spot the similarity

    From a Charlton blog, October 2008:

    nth london addick

    for me i am afraid it is a case of i want him to go ( i am not happy about this either which is pissing me off more)

    but i have watched us in every home game except Reading and i have listened to 2 on the radio (with pals there saying it straight as well) that he has failed to come up with a plan to stop individuals attacking us time after time or our players being totally inept in their own positions.

    He is failing to accept that his game plan is not working and is unwilling to change it early enough,

    He has failed to take accountabillty for his errors during these games also

    He does not see the same game as anyone who i have read posting on here as his post match interview doesnt match one that most on here have witnessed themselves.

    He is wrong for allowing that performance out of any performance they put together this season to come about,

    No shots on target unacceptable

    No passion within the team and failure to accept responsibility on the pitch

    Unable to pass to each other with any quality in the final third or to retain the ball for any length of time

    those 3 points should not happen in any game let alone against those mugs and are 3 points that the manager is solely responsible for this is my opinion and the basis that i have now lost faith in Pardew

    the final 2 points above No passion and poor passing have been key features in all games i have witnessed in every game this season ( i didnt see Reading live but i watched it on TV and that game is the only one that i will say we had a fire in our bellies)

    i fecking hate Pardew for making me feel this way as i beleived we had the right man in place and no one likes to be wrong but it takes a man to admit it and i hope Pardew can atleast hold himself accountable for his mistakes if he wont allow himself to walk away”
    http://www.charltonlife.com/discussion/19661/has-alan-pardew-now-lost-the-fans/p2

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #20

    catchy i think you’ll find your wrong lad!!
    tell me the inncorrect use of the french??

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #21

    catchy you do actually know that thousands view this blog but don’t post and that the people on this blog don’t represent the general feeling of fans!!?
    so no you can’t say that most fans wan’t pardew out!

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  • manxpie

    May 10, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #22

    catchy you’ve gone all quiet man wats up?
    have i stumped you or wat?

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  • true toon

    May 10, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #23

    Manxpie

    Here are some facts

    Ap did lead nufc to 5th last season
    Lead west ham to a fa cup final
    Charlton to 7

    But here is the same man who .

    Relegated west ham !
    Relegated charlton !
    And maybe relegation for nufc this season !

    Facts dun lie no matter how you see it.. If you want a Manager of such calibre leading nufc. Then its fine but true fans would expect more from a manager leading a club of nufc status.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 10, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Manx thats almost my point last year we were amazing, but this year with a BETTER TEAM than last, we are way down here, yes our perfomance has picked up since january and the signings, but not to the extent of 6 wins in a row, did we get beat last season of terrible teams, no, to the extent of reading or wigan or sunderland? sometimes but not on a day in, day out basis. how many times have we beaten Man U 3-0 this season? In fact this season we have not done the double over any team, last season we managed 4 times. And like I said, i really cannot comment on Dalglish as our manager, I was 3, i couldn’t even say newcastle, or kick a football properly let alone support the team, okay from what you have said the man ruined keegans team, but overall he is an okay manager, he won the league for goodness sake, has pardew ever come close to winning the league, no, no, he hasn’t, i’m not saying dalglish is a good manager, but he is better than pardew.

    And yes they did get beat 6-1, but that was during the same weekend we got beat 6-0 at home, against a team of over priced, over payed pre madonnas, and without their one good player, we conceded 2 goals from henderson, rubbish, and borini scored, something he hasn’t done in england. are you saying you wouldn’t want the 2 game boost, it would give us 44 points and guarentee safety, it has moved sunderland from dead cert for relegation to probably not. And did you watch them against stoke, the second half they really went for it, and were unlucky, and that was without any strikers apart from the goalless danny graham, they showed spirit, something par dew does not get into the players that we need, after the west ham game he said that was a good point, IN WHAT WAY IS A POINT A WEST HAM A GOOD RESULT, last year we were 5th, they were in the playoff of the championship, and both teams have improved equally, if not we have done a bit better, and yet we could not beat west ham? what does that tell you about pardew? that his definition of a good point was a lack lustre performance against a mediocre team, who really were unlucky not win the game in the second half, yes we had a perfectly good goal chalked off, but that was our only sniff at goal, from a team with a strikers who’s previous goal rate was greater than one a game, this season our chance record is almost less than that, I mean what has gone wrong? the problems lies with pardew, playing players out of position, making stupid substations and making excuses all the time, i bet he doesn’t even have a go in the dressing room, he’ll be like “okay guys, we was poor today, but blyth spartans are a good team, with top quality players, they was a fret throughout but don’t worry, cause we will improve next week, i can be sure of it” every week we here something similar, and apart from the chelsea home game, i have not seen one performance, where i thought, this team and massager are quality.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    Comment #25

    manx

    you can lead a horse to water but u carnt make it drink it 🙁

    CH is twice the manager pardew will ever be, CH took a team that was decimated and took them up first time of asking , the football wasnt great, but the squad wasnt too,
    right now we have a squad much better than. CH ever had but playing worse footbAll,

    i have asked youbto pick out games v anyone out side the normal top 5 and show me a team that was fielded that was vastly weaker then the team we played against
    now i know i have posted many times on here teams around nov dec time. home games v readind villa west ham swansea , 4 teams that for me should be beneath us, these games all at home, we had very good teams out against them , maybe one of our top players missing, yet we lost ,
    the only facts that you mentioning are 5th place and freak results

    i would love youbto explain 1 away win all season
    no goals from set plays i,e corners or free kicks into the box, not shots on goal from free kicks, this goes back 1 and a half seasons now,

    you also mention not a settled side , but like you say this is the prem, not many teams field the same team every week, most by choice some forced

    i could ask as to why shola is his first choice attacking sub when marv is sitting next to him and offers much more as a team player,

    these are things you can not answer, these are things only aAP can,

    the fact is , we look a very poor team under pardew, devoid of any ideas, and very one dimentional, no back up plan,

    like i said blindly follow the fool cos your his little tool 😉

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 10, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #26

    manager*

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  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    Comment #27

    manx

    i think you will find that there a various polls around on the net asking who wants to keep pardew, right now you wont find one that says less than 70% want him gone, like sacked before the end of the season, i seen one poll with over 800 votes mostly against

    i talk to a lot of friends back home , not one of them wants to keep him,

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  • RonVanDam

    May 10, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    Comment #28

    Alan Pardew to become Everton coach?

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  • true toon

    May 10, 2013 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #29

    It doesnt matter if we get relegated this season or not or which players we sign next season. If AP isn’t gone, we won’t get any where.

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  • Rozzy

    May 10, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #30

    Pards should try playing Sissoko in DMF and put Cabaye back in CAM.

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  • bills-son

    May 10, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Manx, you make alot of good points but you are wssting your time trying to get any type of balanced view out of Pardew haters like Catchy.

    Pardew has made mistakes this season and the worst one imo was playing Cisse out wide. He was a waste of a place there and he was so consistently ineffective that we were literally playing with 10 men in many games and that undoubtedly cost us points. The decision to play Cisse out wide was weak management taken to placate Ba whilst not dropping a player who scored 13 goals in 14 gamex ladt season.

    However, that isn’t the only reason for our awful season and the other one isn’t as simple as Pardew is a clueless idiot as the likes of catchy claim. You are dead right that we haven’t had a settled side and anybody who has played the game at a half decent level knows that trying to play a consistent game with a constantly changing team is virtually impossible. Add in five new players in Jan with more injuries meaning we had to bring them all in almost straight away and you’ve a recipe for a chaos especially in the Prem where every team is capable of beating any other on it’s day. As Brian Clough said, players win matches not tactics and imo the bad performances have been far more down to a constantly changing team than Pardew being useless and clueless.

    However, Pardew isn’t blameless and neither is Ashley. He made a massive mistake, even worse with hindsight, of believing that the squad was strong enough to wait until this summer for the major reinforcements he believed he could get for a lower price when his offers for players weren”t accepted last summer. Our early season injuries, loss of form of our midfield enforcers Cabaye and Tiote and three gamesva week with the Europa meant we never had a good run of form right from the start. Was that ALL Pardew’s fault? No.

    My position on Pardew is that I want the very best manager we can get and there are far better out there than him. But is he fkn useless, no. If Ashley sacks him and gets in a proven top manager like Benitez, fantastic. However, if sacks him and brings in the likes of Poyet or any other other unproven Prem manager it is a massive gamble. I still think that the players are with Pardew and for that reason I’d give him 8/10 games next season if we can’t get a Benitez type manager.

    That’s assuming we stay up. If we don’t then all bets are off.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 10, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #32

    ! would have any of the 19 managers in the PL over and above Pardew

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  • Sydney Toon

    May 10, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #33

    No way in hell will Everton go for Pardew. They will go for Martinez or Hughes. Laudrup will stay at Swansea one more season and wait it out for another top job, unless Madrid come calling. It is simple, Ashley will wait to see what happens at Everton before deciding who his shortlist will be. He will have his backfill options ready. IMO this is his shortlist:

    1. Rafa Benitez – Should be unemployable at Everton given his Liverpool ties. Real are after Ancelotti, leaving PSG and perhaps Monaco as other alternatives, he wants to stay in England. We are the 6th largest club in England.
    2. Roberto Martinez – Easy choice as number 2. Much depends on Everton and what they do. Martinez will have more funds and a younger core group to work with, Everton will need a rebuild off the funds sourced from Fellaini, will be a man utd player come July 1.
    3. Mark Hughes – I know this will bring hell fire from everybody, BUT he was always going to fail, like Redknapp did, in getting those greedy idiots to play well. Other than QPR he was very successful at Blackburn, Man City (started the building for Mancini) and Fulham
    4. Remi Garde – Biggest risk of them all. But with strong french presence in the squad and Ashley wanting an Arsenal type system, seems logical. Plus definately gives us first crack at Belhanda.
    5. Claudio Ranieri-Will lose his job at Monaco, not because of performance, but because the rich owners want somebody really big. He has always been very highly regarded in England
    6. Sven Goran Erikson – I remember his Man City reign very well, excellent attacking football with a strong defence. Would give the club a more international presence
    7. Frank Rjikard – Knowing friends in Saudi Arabia, he wont be the coach there for too long. The reason for non success is simple there, there is a serious demographic issue with the federation there. A huge problem exists but he has no support in getting rid of it. Again, huge international club presence. Plus successful Barco coach and plays a great attacking system
    Roberto Di Matteo – People are split on him and so am I, thats why he is low on the shortlist. Was he that successful, lets see him take over Wigan or a smaller club and see how he goes, Im not sure if he is good enough.

    Others but long shots –
    Gianfranco Zola – Lets see him manage Watford without the entire Udinese squad, then decide!
    Gus Poyet – His tenure at Brighton has only got them consistent top 10 finishes. Good to some, but not NUFC, sorry.
    Chris Powell (Charlton) – Really successful coach plying his trade, worth looking at in a few seasons
    Harry Redknapp – I hate him and many others do, but you can’t disregard his record. If he stays at QPR, I think they will get automatic promotion, he is that good.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 10, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #34

    I expect NUFC to really beat QPR, Won’t be happy with a point

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  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #35

    bilaon

    what position did u play in this semi pro team you told me about

    and you can calle hater all u like BUT

    same question i asked manx

    find me teams this season where we have fielded a vastly weakend team ,
    as i think the weakest team we fielded was at man u , and we gave them a shock ,
    but as always you will not reply , go and hide under your rock with manx

    balanced view, hmmmm your so pro pardew its like your family

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 10, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Catchy in Norway

    Isn’t it pathetic, that people view criticising as not supporting the team.

    I say sack pardew before the damage becomes Eternal.

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  • LeToonARMY

    May 10, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #37

    @ sydney No Gérard Houllier i think he will manage this players alot better then AP

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    May 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #38

    LeToonARMY

    NE 1 would do bnetter

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  • FloridaToon

    May 10, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #39

    Time to be a bit positive. Just want to throw out that it is very possible we could be sitting in the 12th spot at the end of the matches this week. Obviously we must win and the following must happen which is definately possible.

    12. Fulhan lose to L-pool (40 pts)
    13. Villa lose to Chelse (40 pts)
    14. S-hampton draw with Scum (40 pts) if either team wins we would be in 13th.
    15. Scum draw with S-hampton (39 pts)
    16. Norwich lose or draw to West Brom (38 or 39 pts)
    17. NUFC win against QPR (41 PTS)
    18. Wigan lose to Arsenal (35 pts)

    Stay positive!

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  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #40

    indian

    next is already fuuuuukd if he is not sacked,

    players values are down , but we will lose some of iur good players very cheap,

    be gutted if that happens

    jonas
    obertan
    shola
    perch
    williamson

    shoyld all be given away for free, £10 quids worrh of tallent betweem them

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