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Pardew – It Was A Nervous Display – But A Big Relief

7:07 pm, Sunday, May 12th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 447 Comments

At the final whistle Alan Pardew was relieved that Newcastle had secured their safety in the league, as the lads hung on for the last nine minutes with ten men, after Rob Elliot clearly handled outside the box and was given a seocnd yellow card –  what was he thinking?

yoan goouffran scores 99

Yoan Gouffran – scores Newcastle second goal
Yoan showed tremendous skill – made it look easy

It was a do or die effort by Newcastle this afternoon, and it had to be – but give credit to the lads because they got the result – and really that’s all that matters in these relegation scraps.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say to BBC Sport immediately after the game:

“It’s a big relief because this is a massive club. We got the win that we needed.” The injuries we’ve suffered this year have been horrendous, this type of year usually ends up in relegation.”

“It was a nervous display, we really needed that first goal. We’ve made mistakes but we will make sure that we protect ourselves, the Premier League is so unforgiving.”

There were some good displays this afternoon from the Newcastle side and Ben Arfa showed he is a match-winner and he got the penalty and scored from it to equalize for Newcastle after 18 minutes – and there’s no doubt with everybody fit we still have a good squad.

But the players have massively under-performed this season in the Premier League – and we need two strikers in the summer to augment the squad – and also have a clear-out of fringe players.

The other thing Newcastle should do is try mightily to keep Fabricio Coloccini – who had a magnificent game at the back this afternoon for the Toon, as he brilliantly marshaled the Newcastle defense – he was a hero today for Newcastle.

I’ll now be out for a few hours, as we go out to celebrate Mother’s Day here in the US – and my son Neil and I will also celebrate Newcastle staying in the Premier League.

We’ll make up a list of new players that we need to sign this summer. 😀

See you later.

Howay The Lads!!

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447 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Pardew is a hero for keeping us up. Should give him an extension.

  • 2 SuperShearer // May 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Just got back from the match (I live in London). Very nervous game but got to meet some of the players afterwards and they all seemed in very good spirits. Cisse and Arfa were particularly chatty. Good result but VERY poor season. Must improve would read the final school report.

  • 3 Ben3arfa // May 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Thanks Pardew but its time for you to move on fella

  • 4 Thump // May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    @TDS: Fully deserving of a 16 year contract.

  • 5 nufcursed // May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    gouffran tremendous skill???
    one of the easiest goals one can make…

    glad we’re now mathematically safe so we can fire pardew as soon as possible!!

  • 6 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Beattie I love that you bang on about your superior football knowledge but still haven’t offered a name.

    I’m sure you spend all your days watching the turkish second division and therefore can come up with a list as long as your arm of suitable replacements.

    People sit here and say we should go for Bielsa or Jesus etc IT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. I even heard the Bayern and Dortmund managers being mentioned – get real

  • 7 hotdog // May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Cockney. Very polite but I’ve had my eyes open watching the toon for many years.

    So we have pardew next season, do we have to listen to endless slating of him on this blog, can’t wait

  • 8 Fostino // May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    very nervous display..strikers defently needed….would be great to see bug andy, remy and a winger who can cross come in…dare i say mcmanaman. colo is huge for us…as is ben agra. i think marv is a great player too and deserves more game time. huge relief today…was never so nervous

  • 9 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Lol mark no offence but if you came to my door I would bite your fcuking nose off…But hey..This is a great day for toon fans..We disagreed ok lets move on lol Chill out man

  • 10 mohtoolz // May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Again with the injuries story. I just hate that guy. I hated him last season and even more this season. Please go away!!

  • 11 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    So basically what Alan is saying is should we encounter a injury crisis again it will likely end up in relegation?

  • 12 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    thank funk for that!!!
    can’t believe where 13th now though!
    not a great performance but well expected with everything goin on and the refereeing was shocking all game! again!!
    big decisions are gonna be made no doubt?
    but the people saying the second half performance was down to pardew and his defensive tactics does that not also say that the players follow him and i.e believe in him!!?
    or is it the players naturally doing it!!???

  • 13 JackButler // May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Alan Pardew to be staring in a panto as the widow twanky near you soon. Make sure to book your tickets early

  • 14 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM


    😀 Haha. DL – “Looking at the example Sir Alex Ferguson has set at Manchester United, we believe the key to long term success is stability. This new deal gives us the stability of having Alan Pardew as manager for the rest of his life.”

  • 15 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Taking Papiss

    (That should be your name, it really doesn’t need the “the” 🙂 )

    To be fair I think I’m the only one suggesting Bielsa, and that was along with a caveat of “in my dreams”.

  • 16 tom68 // May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Sammy Hyppia would b a fantastic manager for us. Can you just imagine the difference in our football

  • 17 TorqToon // May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Been waiting weeks for ed to write the words “We are safe!!” and they sound damn good!

    Yes people will complain about pardew, yes people will complain about the performance and yes people will deconstruct the season as a failure (partially agree!) but myself…

    I’m thrilled I can finally relax! 3 away games and 5 points taken isn’t bad. They put us through the ringer, but we are safe!

    Lets enjoy that feeling and moan about everything else at a later date, lads!

    Elliot’s red could’ve gone either way as its not cut and dry from all angles, but we are ffinally there!!

    Buy our targets in the summer and show th. Premiership what we REALLY can do!


  • 18 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Was this the worse game ever? But it was all about the points. Goufran, williamson, Colo, MOM.

    But. Like I said earlier, this team needs an overhaul, it’s worse than we think…

  • 19 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Also @markthemag if you forgot you started with the name calling..So you can call people names and think they won’t reply haha I’m away to celebrate OUR win

  • 20 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Taking the papiss.
    Why would Benitez not take us on?
    I read an interview from him this morning saying he 100% wants to stay and manage in england, he would consider france, italy and spain. So a nod towards real, psg and i don’t know who in italy (where he is generally disliked) but no mention at all of Germany, and it is shalke that have expressed the biggest interest in his services, so that may be their answer.

    Now if he wants to stay in England…
    Who? Clubs bigger than us;
    Arsenal – Wenger
    Chelsea – Mourinho
    Liverpool – Rodgers
    Man City – Pellegrini
    Man United – Moyes
    Tottenham – AVB

    We are the next biggest team, not everton and i can’t see everton wanting him anyway. We are in the 20 richest clubs in the world, and one of the best supported in the country, a packed stadium week in week out, regardless of this tripe served up. And most importantly we have the best core of a squad we have had for at least a decade. 3/4 big signings and the right man in charge we are a year in year out european place contender.
    I’d far rather spend 5 million less a summer on transfers if it payed Rafa’s wages?

  • 21 colwell // May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Thankyou Bosingwa,
    Funkyou Pardew.

    And FFS sack the fitness and medical team the amount of injuries and confusion over HBA being fit etc is ridiculous!

  • 22 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    “So basically what Alan is saying is should we encounter a injury crisis again it will likely end up in relegation?”
    is that a serious thought of yours!?
    or are you just being stupid??

  • 23 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Talking the Papiss

    You really bore me but I’ll take your bait:

    Potential Managers in Spain:

    Philippe Montanier – Sociedad
    Ernesto Valverde Tejedor – Valencia
    Marcelo Bielsa – Bilboa
    Juan Ignacio Martínez – Levante
    Aitor Karanka – Real Madrid Assistant Manager
    Jordi Roura – Barca Assistant Manager
    Germán Burgos – Athletico Madrid Assisntant Manager

  • 24 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM


    Potential Managers in Italy:

    Andrea Stramaccioni – Inter Milan
    Vladimir Petkovic – Lazio
    Vincenzo Montella – Fiorentina
    Mauro Tassotti – AC Milan Assisitant Manager
    Walter Mazzarri – Napoli

  • 25 JackButler // May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Alan Pardew to star as the Widow Twanky in a panto near you soon. Tickets going fast so make sure you don’t miss out

  • 26 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM


    Potential Managers in Germany:

    Thorsten Fink – Hamburg
    Lucien Favre – Monchengladbach
    Christian Streich – Frieburg
    Sami Hyypia – Leverkusen
    Zeljko Buvak – Dortmund Assistant Manager (who is brill by the way)

  • 27 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM


    Realistic manager targets who are better than pardew… Who do u want??

  • 28 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Hyppia may well be a good shout – although I question the likelihood of him leaving a champions league team for a team that barely survived.

    I think we have to be realistic, if Pards does go we will be shopping in the Gus Poyet, Zola aisle not the Benitez, Hyppia aisle

  • 29 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM


    Potential Managers in France:

    Alain Cassanova – Toulouse
    Francis Gillot – Bordeaux
    Rudi Garcia – Lille
    Claude Puel – Nice
    Christophe Galtier – St Etienne
    Rémi Garde – Lyon
    Paul Clement – PSG Assistant Manager (Also English and has coached all over including with Ancelloti at Chelsea)
    Laurent Blanc – Unattached

  • 30 toon22 // May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    The whole stability argument again lol
    Manu stuck with AF due to the job he did in scotland.
    They could also see he was turning it around,you could see what he wanted to do.
    Would people say we should have stuck with Souness,he would with stability turn it around?
    What about JK ,if he hadnt almost died in the job.You think he with loads of time would be sucessfull?

  • 31 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    If this is what he says to the players then no wonder we are not motivated, “this type of year usually ends up in relegation”. thats right pardew, thats the spirit, you muppet

  • 32 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM


    Potential Managers in Holland:

    Jan Wouters – Uterecht
    Ronald Koeman – Feyenord
    Fred Rutten – Vittese
    Phillipe Cocu – PSV Assistant Manager
    Dennis Bergkamp – Ajax Assistant Manager
    Frank De Boer – – Ajax
    Marco Van Basten – Heerenveen

  • 33 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM


    Other Potential Managers:

    Ole Solksjaer – Molde
    John van den Brom – Anderlecht
    Slaven Bilic – Lokomtiv Moscow
    Jorge Jesus – Benfica
    Rafa Benitez – Unattached at end of season
    Frank Rykaard – Saudi Arabia
    Ricardo Pinto – Red Star Belgrade
    Luciano Spaletti – St Petersberg
    Ivan Jovanovic – Apoel
    Michel – Olympiakos
    Vítor Pereira – Porto
    Jose Peseiro – Braga
    Murat Yakin – FC Basel
    Rikard Norling – Malmo
    Kasper Hjulmand – FC Nordsjaeland
    Ricardo Moniz – Ferencvarosi
    Per Joar Hansen – Rosenberg

  • 34 John PK // May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Must say, sick of reading all the drab about pardew. He is not the only one responsible for the position we’ve been in. He has had to deal with a lot this year with injuries and players wanting to leave. Fair play to him for keepiong us up and getting us to the QF of the Europa League. He did give us something to shout about this year.. The last thing we need is another manager and then when inevitably we have a bad season we may a as well repeat the same mistake again..I think its very safe to assume that stability breathes success..He was manager of the year last year for f sake ..You don’t become a bad manager over night,..Give the guy a break and support the club.

  • 35 hotdog // May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    TORQTOON – good post mate. Keep the faith eh. I’ve got to go but watch out for Beattie, he sounds depressed again 🙁

  • 36 Readingmag // May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Sorry wants 5under1and to stay up….it will be dull …the looking forward…the enjoy and the sadness…Pardew go !

    and Collicini your the best defender we have had in years …woodgate !

  • 37 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM


    none of them in Italy would come. Same for Spain.
    not convinced hypia would come n not convinced any of the others would definitely do better than pardew. Considering we have no German players aswel

  • 38 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    why would we want to employ some coaches to help pardew out ??

    im reading we need a coach to help with the attack

    im reading we need a coach to help the defence

    im reading we need a coach to help with tactics


    what would pardews job be? press officer,, he loves the camara, yeh,, but he flukes that up tooo,,

    then we hire a coach to do his talking too

    come on,,

  • 39 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    Why the shopping list ?
    Now we’re safe and could even match the 12th place finish surey continuity is more important than instability ?


  • 40 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    beatties google must have crashed after all that!
    i’ll repost this coz i’m looking for some genuine answers

    but the people saying the second half performance was down to pardew and his defensive tactics does that not also say that the players follow him and i.e believe in him!!?
    or is it the players naturally doing it!!???

  • 41 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    I really don’t care what you think.

    You have your opinion and I have mine.

  • 42 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    your just naming managers. Your a retard. Might aswell come up with a realistic option as opposed to just naming anyone n everyone n claim they could all come n do a better job.

    Solskjaer would be nice tho

  • 43 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    John PK

    look at it this way,, why do they want to leave,,

    and last season,, pardew has been poor at most of his clubs,, so he didnt just become good last season, it was a fluke

  • 44 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Ashley has to sack Pardew as if he doesnt he knows that next years season tickets will be down. and he best get used to seeing plenty of empty seats next season.

    It is simply financial suicide for the club to keep him. Many will not go to games whilst he is serving up his special brand of shite. The fact Turdew has not spoke to Ashley since the Liverpool game pretty much says it all.

    This season has been a disgrace, all the way from a thumping off Cardiff in pre-season, we have limped through it and are extremely lucky to stay up.


  • 45 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    103Ian Toon // May 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    It’s what we do that matters. We are where we are. Steve Wraith and Alan Shearer saw it as a good point and a marked .improvement from recent performances . There is far too much negativity on here which is not shared by the toon fans I have chatted with over the weekend. All of which is irrelevant because its what we do on the pitch that matters. A win against QPR will see us playing PL football next season. Ashley’s people are already briefing the National press that come what may Pardew will be our manager next season. I was told this last night by a long standing northern journalist and read confirmation in his Sunday column. Get used to it and support the team. We’re not playing playing Championship football next season.
    The teams fighting spirit will be on show for all to see and we will survive. In my humble opinion we have enough to stay up and then we can start planning for next season.

  • 46 toon22 // May 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    What if we had kept fat Sam?
    Keep him at the club for 50 years he wound never have won anything.

    All AP has is his record of record losing streaks and record bad results at every club he has managed.

    Trying to claim stability is rubbish if your dentist always did a bad job would you keep going back?

  • 47 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Blanc would be good but last thing I want is a French manager would be soul destroying

  • 48 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Jesus wept, safe in the league, 13th and got to within a goal of the Europa semi finals… New manager is required!

    The only manager who could have done better this season is Jesus resurrected, so he could have touched a player and cured their injury.

    If Pardew had the 5 new players in the summer, would you seriously believe we would have been where we are now? In fact dont answer that, you lot think everything that went wrong this season was Pardew’s fault.

    Just stop bleating on, support the team and Harper/colo’s last game here and see how much ambition our club shows in the summer.

    Well done Alan Pardew, you have turned us around.

  • 49 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM


    i love it , just love it ( KK quote) when you come on and try and defend your lover boy AP, you sound as deluded as him , and infact your digging a hole bigger than him

    you say he has been in football his whole life, i guess as fans we havent, i think you will find most fans know quite a lot about football, infact just because he has been involved dosnt automaticly make him a great manager,
    i could list 50 players that have failed as managers ,
    just because they have been lucky enough to play the game dont mean that others of us couldnt have played as pro players,

    some fans are just guys who love to go to the match, never played at any level, only watched from the side lines, this does not make them any less knowladgable of the game ,

    what im trying to say is you have put us that have not been involved in the game at pro level as stupid know nothings so should not have any opinions, where does this leave jurno’s like ed?

    there are things i dont know , and i hold my had up to that, i know nothing about contracts and that side of his job

    but i know about playing football, i know that you pick a team to suit your players you have , but your saying we dont have any, id say while he is not the finshed player, fergy is our best winger we have , and for that matter santon looks a better winger than LB and can play both wings,
    i know going all out attack v man u and ars was great but foolish, he could have done that v reading villa west ham and many other team would have been more affective and got us more points, but v these teams he chose to play 3 DMC and protect a nil nil from kick off.

    im not having a go at AP the man, just as a manager, he is not good enough at this level

    george burly won manager of the year with ipswitch, finished 5th, relegated the season after, where is he now? im sure a guy who won a premiership manager of the year title would never be out of work in the prem?

    please wake up and see him for what he is, i mean come on bigi as a right winger v sunderland ,

  • 50 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    You can totally discount people like the Napoli boss who are currenlty leading their team to the champions league. Not going to come to newcastle.

    Mochengladbach are 8th (worse than lsat year), Inter are 8th. You want a man who led Inter to 8th to take over at Newcastle not exactly a sure thing to improve us is he?

    Also ludicrous to suggest that an assistant coach from a foreign league should be given the job. Unproven as a boss in their league let alone the premiership. Remember we did finish 5th last year and reach quarters of the europa cup this year

  • 51 JackButler // May 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Got this feeling that Pardew will be sacked but we will end up with Curbishley or Mark Hughes.

    Unless Ashley as finally woken up that’s the type of replacement we are looking at.

  • 52 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM


    Who are you talking to?

  • 53 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Yo Yo

    Continuity at what cost?

    And why does sacking a manager suddenly equal instability?

    It seems as if the lunatics are here to take over the asylum.

    I shall return later when people with knowledge of football are available to speak and this armchair fans who know nothing about the beautiful game and simply watch Gillette soccer Saturday and the BBC results page have gone quiet and returned to watching babestation.

  • 54 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Andy nufc

    you talk sense, reason why I don’t normally comment on here is cos of these supposed fans who just moan and moan and moan. Just get behind the team ffs!

  • 55 ADnufc23 // May 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    for summer

    REMY 8
    CARROLL 17
    AUB 13
    SAKHO 11
    DE JONG 7
    MIRIN 5
    All together thats 69 million sent in summer (hopefully we buy all those players but ashley will still want to make profit as well in summer so
    Willo 3
    Obertan 2
    colocinni 5
    gosling 3
    simpson 4
    thats 17million so Mike Ashleys loosing 52 million but we are all get 70million in summer for tv deals so in summer hes making 18 million profit still.

  • 56 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    colocinni’s gone deal with it!. Lets get behind the team on Sunday and give him ,Harper and Pardumb a resounding send off.

  • 57 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM


    Why have you been reposting that same comment all day??

    That must be the forth or fifth time you’ve posted it now haha.

    Maybe he just isn’t replying to a comment which starts off with you suggesting engages in intercourse with Alan Pardew (;

  • 58 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    To be honest I think DembaDemba pretty much summed it up.

    Just come up with a huge list of inappropriate options (with maybe a few worth debating sprinkled in).

    Porto and Benfica’s manager are going to be supremely interested aren’t they. I mean we could probably match Rijjkard’s wages from Saudi Arabia couldnt we?

  • 59 tom68 // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Forget it Beattie they have no idea or ambition. I really can’t understand this stability nonsense. If the foundation is poor quality anything built on it will be dangerous and cause long term damage.

  • 60 BandB // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM


    My job – now – is textual analysis. It’s the skill of reading between the lines of what people say and write. The golden rule is that the first thing argument people deploy is usually a construct, designed to hide their actual motivations.
    This blog is a huge petri dish, as it allows contributors to remain anonymous. It works on both sides of the argument. Some folks appear to just loathe Ashley and all he represents, and much of that has little to do with football. Others, frankly, probably just hate what they consider to be pot-bellied, ignorant, delusional northerners. The better the construct, the better the chance you have of hiding what really boils your pee.

  • 61 cyprus // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    I don’t know for sure if it’s the manager, but would you not agree that our football is generally unwatchable? When was the last time you enjoyed a game? Something has to change, pronto. It’s either what most are asking for, or a massive player clear out. This pathetic football can’t go on, it’s embarrassing.

  • 62 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Haha beattie what level have u played at? I bet u weigh 18 stone

  • 63 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    You more than proved your point, and those are some good lists, some unrealistic, but some decent assistant manager shouts i’ve thought of myself. However in france you left out rene girard, who is unattached after this season, has been learning english for months online, says his next job is in england, and the biggest thing was he said he’d consider a big championship club, i think this was aimed at us if we went down. Winning the league with Montipeller over the mega rich psg is some achievement, the equivelent of winning the league with west brom. They were also third top scorers and had the best defensive record that season. He’s not my first choice but a viable option none th less, and definately better than pardew. Hell i’m better than pardw, that clown has my dream job, to get it i’d give my left nut and right kidney, and i’m accept a salary of a bag of skittles a week..

  • 64 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM


    Your a retard. – No it’s ‘you’re’

    as opposed to just naming anyone n everyone n claim they could all come n do a better job. – I’m sure it’s ‘and’ not n

    Solskjaer would be nice tho – I agree. And it’s ‘though’

  • 65 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    i’ll take the benfica coach it he brings cardozo with him

  • 66 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I dont care if Joe Kinnear comes back, i honestly believe nobody could do worse with this current squad of players. No other manager in the PL would give Jonas and Tiote constant starts and state that Shola is his favorite player.

    Jesus Wept, Idiot.

  • 67 BandB // May 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    But I’m a crap proof-reader

  • 68 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Is there any shred of evidence, at all, anywhere that suggests that ashley will sack pardew????

    I know everyone on here is excited today, but it doesn’t seem to be because were safe, its so they can now rattle of list after list of managers to replace pardew
    Why bother deep down be honest you know he’ll be here next season…….

    Oh and im made up for harper gets to finish his career in front of a packed SJP

  • 69 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    what we have now

    its not stable

    🙁 and if you think it is,, your not stable

  • 70 Abbott // May 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    well done…

    karma never fails… I never doubted that wigan will get what they deserved… last games will be enjoyable to watch….

  • 71 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    No plain Saylor

    Yeah Girard aswell. There are so many better and available. My list was just the tip of the iceberg.

  • 72 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Must have been sickening for Pardew to nearly get top 4 last year, and find out he only had 1 Ben Arfa, a top scorer with a release clause and then his captain disapearring for 2 months. Add to that a ridiculous injury list.

    So Pardew you are dead right that Ashley and Llambias failed this year, if they dont want to sign players then they damn better make our academy the best around. You just cant gamble on cheap Carr signings halfway through a season, and expect every game a fringe player to come good.

  • 73 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    did everyone see obertans amazing control,, then set of on a run like he ment it

  • 74 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    pardew has to go . Problem is the morons that hired him in the first place are still running the team. And no, Joe Kinnear is not an option.

  • 75 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM


    would you keep him

  • 76 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    I have heard the Dalai Lama has even lost his patience with Pardew. So all those buddist monks who come on the blog, Ian Toon, Manxpie, etc, you can let yourselves go now and actually say it as it is.

    The man is totally inept, out of his depth and needs to F#ck off out of Toon.

  • 77 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Beattie I’m on my phone. I have a degree in psychology and I played for villa youth. I’m fully aware of grammer just choose not to always use it correctly. Always been a toon fan ( family from there) and im not obese

  • 78 Mark the Mag // May 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    I live 2 minutes from st james I can meet u there now or anytime you want, u wudnt bite my nose off m8, u wudnt get the chance, lets see when we meet, If ur off no worries I will be looking for your future posts, sure we will speak again, tool.

  • 79 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM


    what has failing to buy in the summer got to do with how we play on the pitch?

    teams with much worse players than us in lower leagues have more structure to there games than we do,,

    thats a manager problem

  • 80 ADnufc23 // May 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    we do NOT need a new manager I completely agree with ANDYNUFC its shleys fault he should have tried to sign luuk de jong and toulalan and douglas and debuchy AND fixed that stupid release clause in Ba’s contract and get remy and aubameyang/bony while still getting 5 french players in winter and we would be top four.

  • 81 John PK // May 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Got to look at the bigger picture..I think you need to start changing your expectations of can be achieved. Last year was a great example of what could happen if things went our way ie: players staying fit and on form…The problem this year is that we simply could not cope with playing 2 games a week. On top of that the injuries are there for everyone to see and the inevitable loss of form ..I think its pretty naive to just say PARDEW OUT and all that shiote without looking at it objectively. We over achieved last year and learnt a lot of lessons this year in how to cope with a 2 game a week campaign.. Personally, Im happy to keep Pardew..He has done a great job in the last 2 and half years on the grand scheme of things..The club is slowly but surely building..This season is just something to look back on and learn from..

    Nobody knows what it would be like to have Pardew as a long term manager to bring stability this club. We have never experienced it, we have only ever experienced short term success which is why everyone goes mental if we haven’t won the league in 2 seasons :/

  • 82 Jamiemac // May 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    So so relieved.

    Something that worries me is how shocking Cabaye has been this season. Can’t remember his last good performance.

    It’s frightening how many of our players have been shocking at simple short passes. Cabaye, Tiote and Anita in particular!

    Hopefully we can sign some CMs that are decent at keeping it simple

  • 83 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM


  • 84 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    TOONBROTHER you would let colo go for 2 million dont be silly hes worth at at least 5- 7 million and thats only because of his age if he was 26 he nufc would be fighting of 25 miliion bids for him i really do hope we can keep hold of hIm this summer and help him sort out his personal problems.TAKING THE PAPISS martin jol think he would come to us and be in mike ashly wage struture. and was just thinking what about jurgen klinsman dont know what hes doing with himself nowerdays loads of young hungry managers out there who could do hell of a lot better than pardew

  • 85 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    What does it matter if i would keep him?
    Do i own the club?
    Do you actually think ashley will sack him? no
    My point being that your endless rants maybe entertaining but have no bearing on anything at all and naming list after list of manager’s is going to effect nout

  • 86 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Wow. It isnt “well done Pardew for keeping us up” it is “get rid now, we should be top 5 despite loads of injuries and a run in a second competition”.

    You do realise we could actually finish 10th? Just like we could have finished 3rd last year?

    Same manager, different players, says it all to me.

  • 87 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    We are talking about the same manager who won 2 management awards last year. Voted for by ppl who its safe to say ‘know their stuff’ . I’m not convinced he has to stay or go tbh

  • 88 frost-nufc // May 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    A massive relief today after a total mess and disaster of a season. Most of us on this blog al least blames Pardew the most because of his negative tactics and baffling substitutions and starting line ups. Me included. It’s been mostly horrible to watch all season, Only Chelsea game got me jumping and fist pumping the air like stevie T.

    All this rambling from me is just self therapy after having to endure this season. I’m not joking, I have gotten some grey hair during his season, and it is not in tribute to the silver fox, I’ll promise you that, make no mistakes about it. ( see what I did there)

    I am from Norway so i have to ask you locals this question. From the bargain price manager bin, would not Ian Holloway be a good choice? He plays attractive football right, but comes out as a stand up comedy show in front of the press. Any thoughts about him?

  • 89 BandB // May 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM


    Harper in his last game at SJP. I’m pleased you mentioned it. Because those are the moments you keep; the little triumphs of the spirit that last when everything that you think is important now is just a faded memory.

  • 90 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Jail – I have given up on you mate. My target market is not those who believe the vindictive nonsense spouted by those who’ll believe you rather than me. It’s about the team and I am celebrating along with Carl who I haven’t seen for a few years. Above all else I am looking forward to better times ahead. Ashley is slow to learn but he does learn and he has big plans for comings and goings in the transfer market. It’s because he has acknowledged his mistake by not investing last summer that Pardew’s hand has been strengthened. Ashley was in great form after the game and loved his name being chanted. Not by me I hasten to add. I have principles despite what you may think.
    Enjoy your evening. Rejoice, rejoice !

  • 91 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM


    whats the point of a blog ?

    why do you like football?

  • 92 Mark the Mag // May 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    off to celebrate the win, u must be delusional as pardrew, as far as who threw the first insult, it was you, with regards to OUR OWN goalkeeper, whom I was defending. Anytime 2 meet u at st james

  • 93 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM


    When the first lick of a man made fire burst into existence the early homosapians gathered around grunting confused at what had been created.

    One stood back, pointed and said ‘fire’. The others stood quietly, looked on for a moment and returned to mindlessly beating the floor and throwing shit at one another.

    Your quote was reminiscent of that moment in my eyes. Whilst the beasts fight the thinker stops, watches and comments.

  • 94 9 // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Boys, stop wasting your breath!

    Everyone with a grasp of reality knows who our manager will be at the start (and, most likely, the end|) of next season .

    He’s been here about two and a half years.
    if you’ld been offered 10th, 5th, 13th (aas it stands with one game to go)and quarter finals of the Europa Cup before he was appointed, what would you have said ?

    Now let’s be honest, answers, please.

  • 95 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Pardew has to go if for no other reason than that he’s lost the fans.

    A huge proportion want him to leave, and they’re not going to change their minds – so for that reason he has to go. At the end of the day, the paying fans own the club, they’re it’s lifeline.

  • 96 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Catchy what does player recruitment have to do with formations and the calibre of players available?

    Shurrup you mong.

  • 97 bollance // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    The biggest problems we have this season in the team have been ball retention and backward passing.

    We have one of the worst goals against in the league. The defence is not the worst but when they spend most of the game defending it is inevitable we will concede.

    A lack of confidence / confidence in our front line has meant too many balls from defence and midfield go sideways or backwards. There is little fluidity to our play and that has been the case for almost all of this season.

    If we are outplaying teams then it is more likely we will win. The fact is we have been poor all season and there has been a necessity to hold onto leads which has not worked like it did last season. Last season we outplayed teams.

    Too many players have underperformed this season and that is why we are in the league.

    Who / how many players in our team have had a season to be proud of?

  • 98 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    People on here are stupid to believe many myths that Pardew has peddled this year, we have played less games than most teams, and in many EL games we have played the kids, also did in domestic cup competitions. Its just ridiculous to blame injuries,

    Lambert has had the same problems at Villa, has played kids all year and hasnt grumbled once, guess what they are playing like a team possessed and look like staying up, not an international in their team. We have about 15 ints in our squad, pathetic excuses, and ridiculously believed.

  • 99 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM


    Holloway would be too much of a gamble. He’s hardly the most stable manager. Has done well but done badly at other lower league clubs. Family based in London aswell so won’t want to leave palace

  • 100 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    JohnPK excellent post

  • 101 TimKrulFan // May 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Is this ANDYNUFC guy serious the guy almost relagated us picks the worst teams get knocked out of Europe by a sh*t Benfica team and out of the F.A cup 3 years in a row by teams in lower leagues.

  • 102 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM


    benteke agbonlahor blast all are internationals.

    ffs people on this blog!

  • 103 toonfan91 // May 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Even tho i was not in favour of carroll returning if we were to sign him, remy and winger who is tricky and a set piece specialist (driers mertins IMO) and a CB even if Colo stays, then i cant see why we cant challenge for the top 6 next season with carrolls hold up play the pace of remy and ben arfa wud be a huge benefit to the team especially away form home on the counter attacks and having gouffran and marvaeux in the waiting in the wings as replacements then thts an added bonus but how wud cisse fit in ?? wats peoples view on that anyone ?

  • 104 Dondatta13 // May 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Pardew insists his priority is for Newcastle fans to “enjoy themselves” on the last day of the season.

    “We got an important result today,” he told reporters. “I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 if I’m honest – I’m sure Spurs will – but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves.

    Oi… Alan… Getting spanked 4-0 at home WILL NOT ENTERTAIN THE FANS AND WE WILL NOT ENJOY IT..

    Good grief

  • 105 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Vlaar not blast. And I forgot they got all the way to the Europa league qf didn’t they ????

  • 106 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Honestly think harper deserves it he’s been a fantastic servant you just don’t get that sort of loyalty in football anymore
    Stevie is a top top bloke a top professional and deserves a top send off!!

    WTF are you on about i asked a simple question do you think pardew will be sacked?
    I dont

  • 107 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    BandB- Nothing personal. I can’t betray confidences. Time will tell.
    Hope your as thrilled as I am. There was just too much pressure at home we had to do it away. Social networks and Freddy did it for SBR but Ashley and his people engage with the toon army. I was told that we’re apparently around 68% behind Pardew but Ashley has been known to just do what he wants to because he can. Enjoy your summer.

  • 108 Hebburn Mag // May 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Cannot for the life of me think why it would happen but theres rumours circulating that Steve McClaren is the next NUFC manager. Would want anyone but him tbh, someone realistically like Benitez.

  • 109 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM


    You must have purchased that degree online.

    Why do you think I am obese? What words gave you that opinion? And how does it feel to be horribly wrong?

    I am though 13 stone but that is the correct weight for my 6’4″ frame..

  • 110 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Bs mate he gets off to a good start next season and he will be taken back by 90% of those who currently want him out, fans are fickle

  • 111 bills-son // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Taking the Pappis, your posts this evening have been the most sensible, balanced and without personal prejudice against Pardew I have read in a long time on this blog.

    Like you, my take on Pardew is that unless we can attract a proven top class Prem manager like Benirez (unlikely) we should stick with Pardew and give him 10 games next season to show that this season – and not the last one – was a one off.

    The ranting and raving on here about Pardew is exactly the same reaction to when we sold Carroll. Then, mosts fans were ranting and raving against Ashley selling Carroll saying it totally showed he was only here for the money blah, blah, blah – now the same fans are ranting and raving saying bringing AC back even for half the price or less means a return to hoofball. Ignoring the fact that they claim we play hoofball now!!!!

    It makes my laugh, it really does.

  • 112 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    i think your talking to me “minxpie”!!!??
    now my defending of pardew has been based on facts that i’ve stated many times!!
    so how is that stupid OR blind?
    and how am i being stupid in stating that a person that has PLAYED professional football and has worked through the coaching staff and became a manager through many different levels and worked with many players and tactics to win games and guide teams into europe n fa cup finals better suited to the job than fans who say anything otherwise so how is that stupid catchy!!?
    and you call pardew arrogant!!

  • 113 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM


    Another bad performance though in truth.

    Good thing that Bosingwa is a sell-his-soul-for-a-penny moron and that the goalie slipped.

    Think it has reached breaking point for pardew now. We need someone who will attempt to play actual football with an actual game plan preferably with no hoofy mchoof.

  • 114 Slank // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Thank heavens that’s over. Hopefully never again.

    Time to build. We have the nucleus of a very good team and don’t need too many new faces. French players, who came in during January, will be substantially better next season. However, we don’t need any more foreign players, we have more than enough now.

    My priorities would be:

    Forwards: I would welcome home Andy Carroll. I would also get Charlie Austin.

    Retain: I would keep Simpson and Williamson. We need strength in depth. Whilst not first on the team sheet they always give 100% when asked. We also need to keep Colo. This could be difficult because of his family problems but the club must try to keep him. He brings stability and calmness to the defence.

    Sell: Obertan, Gosling, Sammy, Tavernier and Ferguson and any other fringe players who have had opportunities but haven’t come up to the mark.

    As for the manager, I would keep Pardew as chopping and changing managers isn’t always a success as our recent history proves.

  • 115 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    @Mark wind your neck in lol idiot.

  • 116 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Robson had lost the fans by the time he was sacked, the sort of delusional, twitchy knee jerks like you who for some unknown reason believe Ashley will now start to throw money at an amazing world cup winning manager and buy a whole new team.

    Get real, if anything instead of trying to convince me Pardew has done a great job on restricted backing, let yourself accept his replacement would be a Curbishley or forgotten 80s manager who had 1 good team in his career.

  • 117 low fell mag // May 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Why all the fighting @ squabling ,i know it has been a poor season and a very frustrating one, but tonight lets celebrate and have a couple of beers,we deserve it.

  • 118 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM



    is definitely a wind up merchant 🙂

    Shit benfica team who are in the final and lost the first game of their domestic season last night to Porto. I see you timkrulfan 🙂

  • 119 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM


    We finished 12th not 10th.

  • 120 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    bollance- I am hard pushed to choose a player of the year. Last few away games Collocini has been immense steadying the back four. Yanga is going to be some player.

  • 121 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Timkrulfan is that the same Benfica who are in the final and didnt we get to 13th today instead of relegated?

    Shurrup you mong.

  • 122 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    F#cking idiots on here defending Pardew, cant have attended or watched a game whilst he’s been here, he has served up the most negative brand of football i have ever seen at St James Park. Record losing streaks, record Derby losses and Record home defeats. all in the last 6 months.

    Of course he deserves a shot next season.

    Some of our supporters are pleased with mediocrity and as long as that lasts we will never win a trophy, you ‘fans’ are holding the club back.


  • 123 tom68 // May 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM


    Why do you think you are better and more knowledgeable than other people on this blog just because we have a different opinion from you.

    Personally I think you are an arrogant prick and I say the sooner that other arrogant prick Pardew is sacked the better.

  • 124 Mark the Mag // May 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    haha you mug thought u were off, don’t threaten someone and don’t back it up, im here now come and bite my nose off, or are you ‘ celebrating’ with pardrew you tool.

  • 125 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Its your font mate it makes you look chubby 😉

  • 126 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    If Transfer Sage can read this I would like to know if your opinion of Yanga is improving?

    This isn’t meant in a sarcastic way I would just like your opinion.

  • 127 jimiley // May 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Lets wipe the slate clean for Alan and Big Mike. Alan deserves another year for keeping us up. Nice one Alan!!! The Alan bashers are silent now.

  • 128 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM


    Ever heard of a devil’s advocate ?
    I’d have thought you’d realise the smiley (contextually BandB ) is an Ibiza type smiley, as you already know I’m in favour of regime change.

    I think that AP will go as we do need an upgrade, however, if he is given another third of a season then I shan’t be that surprised either as Mashley is not at all predictable in his management decision making.
    If he does stay the very least we need is a major shake up in the coaching methods, formations and tactics.

    Of course a regime change brings uncertainty – that’s self evident – and imo we pretty much need a full clearout at coaching level anyway – however, if that change is handled properly it need not bring disruption which is different by degree. Instability can actually be helpful as a reappraisal of where we are and what is needed to improve the situation has to be pretty much sorted before we start signing players, and letting others go. In the case of our season it deffo is a ‘post mortem’

    I’m sure you know your politics and will know this one:-

    “the urge to destroy is a creative urge’

  • 129 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    dondatta, did he actually day this, if so i retract to my previous comment, if these are the thing he says to the players no wonder they are motivated, he may aswell walk into the dressing romm and say, okay lads we are going to lose, c’mon, lets lose woooo!!!!

    a new manager is needed, and this is proved in his comments after one game

  • 130 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    u just remind me of a couple of tat football fans I know as you talk about as much sense as them dont get me wrong, I know skinny idiots too. Was just a hunch, my bad. Yeah man, bought it online 25,000 it cost. Well worth it

  • 131 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM


    Ha ha. I should stop using times new roman and move onto arial.

  • 132 stuart no9 // May 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    first things first

    “It’s a big relief because this is a massive club. We got the win that we needed.” The injuries we’ve suffered this year have been horrendous, this type of year usually ends up in relegation.”

    we are not mugs alan – so please have some respect and dont treat us like mugs. 1 more week then F..K OFF.

    thats that out the way, so now i hope i never have to mention his name again. I have seen my last game at the park untill he is gone. however long that takes – so be it.

    The game was total sh.t played out between to sh.t footballing sides, luckily they are more sh/t than we are , and that is the only reason we won and the only reason we will survive. i am praying for a 6-0 drubbing off arsenal next week, so ashley dosnt get fooled by a win against the worst team in the prem .

  • 133 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    @Donkey 25 million for Colocinni? You chose your username wisely thats all i can say

  • 134 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    they are NOT motivated i meant to say

  • 135 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM


    yes, i think he will ,,

    i honestly believe that

  • 136 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM


    You’re right QPR were / are awful

  • 137 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM


    You’ll have a coronary before Pardew makes his dignifed exit with that level of anger m8.

    He’s mediocre but not a total disaster.

    I still think Rafa with a career win % of over 50% is the waiter for us.

  • 138 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    @Mark Most people on here know that I hate pardrew and amongst beattie I was one of the first who wanted him out…And I live in ireland you gluebag …Come on here start calling people names and act like a fool once they return it…Yes I insulted are keeper called him a ”tube” and I bet most people would agree he can be a tube at times..Tool

  • 139 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM


    No chance! Given that a load of them were moaning even when we were winning last season, the only way most will change their opinions is if we suddenly start to play exciting, attacking football, and Pardew completely revisits his selection policy.

    Unless Pardew has a complete change of personality over the summer, neither of this two things will happen.

    I don’t forsee any scenario in which Pardew is a liked and respected Newcastle manager again – especially not after some of the stuff he’s come out with this season.

  • 140 AndyNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Yeah check, fans like me who have faith in our players and manager to do right by us, are holding back our owner who is ambitiously coasting through transfer window gambles and taking our club forward by the huge player recruitment drive in the first team and academy.

  • 141 outsidethebox // May 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    i heard mention pardew would be having a clear the air forum at end of season…hope this can be constructive ..
    the toon need a few things but not a new manager the difference between fifth last year and this was imho due to the amount of injuries and playing games in europe resulting in no settled team ..doubt if the same team played in consecutive games …certainly dont think his best team ever played…what is needed is a strong leftfooted cb and a couple of quality strikers and a decent coach…simples

  • 142 Dondatta13 // May 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Newcastle Brown Alien @125…

    Heres a link… Im gobsmacked!!!!

  • 143 scout // May 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Personally want Pardew out but i cant see it. More chance of selling the club if you ask me. Dont like to see the arguments lads, lets just hope we get Andy and Remy in also clearout the dead wood.

  • 144 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM


    You are being ironic right?

  • 145 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Arial is the most sliming font!!
    personally i have been impressed with yanga considering he’s been thrown head first into a team that seems intent on going into full self destruct mode!

    does this mean atm are best CB pairing is colo and willo???

  • 146 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Tom 68

    I just find it quite easy to see things as truth and see things that are blinded by ignorance. I’ve been called arrogant before, I won’t take it personally, but I know everyones opinion is worth as much as anyone else’s… Obviously

  • 147 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Great result today but again made hard work against the poorest side in the division.A team that didn`t even test Harps when we were down to 10 players.They even had to help us out with our goals.Thanks QPR and good luck in the championship yer gonna need it.Oh and please take Pards with yer he`s a championship manager at best

  • 148 Dreamboat3 // May 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    1st post chaps (so play nice)

    Thankgod we are safe now. I cant believe how poor we have been considering the players we have. I wasnt anti Pardew at the start but i cant handle him as manager any longer!

    Is it too much to play football like the swanseas, wigans, arsenals and spurs?
    We need a manager who comes in and changes everything from top to bottom.. our youth teams, reserves and 1st team should all play the same brand of football… fast – attacking – keep ball – entertaining – off your seat football.

    My choice would be Martinez. Loyal – Plays attacking football – not afraid to take risks and is football mad

  • 149 stuart no9 // May 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    OOPS — sorry mr pardew i forgot to add – thank you very much for SAVING us from relegation , we will be forever in your debt.

  • 150 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Loved the way we got pushed back onto our 18 yard box today 2nd half, most teams would struggle against a side fielding Shaun Derry and Jermaine Jenas in the engine room mind you.

    How shit are we, and we are getting worse.

  • 151 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM


    We got an important result today,” he told reporters. “I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 if I’m honest – I’m sure Spurs will – but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves.

    how will our fans have a good time if our team is humped 4-0

  • 152 magpie6699 // May 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    We are safe! I can relax and actually be chilled about the Arsenal game next week. In a way I hope the players respond to that and play relaxed entertaining football. Also interesting to now be able to join in the speculation about which players we might buy.
    And yes, just for a change, here is a post that doesn’t mention Pardew one way or the other. Oh damn! I mentioned his name!

  • 153 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Carrol is for dark age teams, not progressive footballing ones. Rodgers has it right at Liverpool. Sadly in the past you would say Carrol, was for a Stoke or West ham but sadly with Pardew we are even worse hoof ball offenders.

    We need a P.E.A striker with pace, goals and speed.

  • 154 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    we’l have to wait and see but i think you will be disappointed at the start of the season

  • 155 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Yo Yo

    That’s twice you’ve made me feel that eventually we could be blog buddies.

    My respect for you slowly builds like an asthmatic child blowing up a balloon.

    Anarchy rules and from the rubble shall rise a new order. Whether that ultimately brings what the people dream of is will only be decided in time. To stand do nothing is to accept that it could never get better.

    I salut you sir.

  • 156 ONLINE GUY // May 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Robert Snodgrass is a good shout to stock up on British graft and guile ..also Shane Long he’s a Little bugger and plays an intelligent game ..Andy Carroll would be good just to change a game plan second half ..but I would not want to pay more than £8m for him … Hangerland ? good one to have..commanding. also Hernandez is a good un …and is well used to the prem so would hit the ground runnin …

    PEA, His father and agent were at St’James … watched the last min win against Fulham … The Atmosphere was great that game…

    What a season of agony we Newcastle fans have had ..
    Pardew might have done better without the distraction of the Europa league it is hard to judge him on this season when you give it some thought we give him another season ?

    We could go down the route of a manager who we know we would be safe with and kick around the top half of the prem ..Benitez?

    Pardew might deserve another season, we could be losing a good English Manager although I dont think he has the nerve to last out at this level….I have my doubts ..Is he worth another chance? or do we go for the tried and trusted .. Boiling it down I’m wondering about the wisdom of playing a player that is now always second best and cannot live with the pace of the game .


  • 157 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM


  • 158 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM


    there was a time I couldn’t write his name and I just put our manager!!!

  • 159 TorqToon // May 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Wow it’s rough on here today, lads! Anybody would think we’ve been relegated!!!?!

    I will speak to some of you tomorrow morning as no point attempting it tonight!

    Night lads! HWTL

  • 160 bollance // May 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Pards is bluffing saying ‘I don’t care if Arsenal beat us 4-0’.

    A chunk of his contract is performance related. If we beat Arsenal, big if, then we will finish 11th, realistically as WH will win last home game.

    So going from 17th to 11th represents an extra £4.8m in prize money.

    We will be going for it vs Arsenal and if not then it is a big reflection on the professional attitude of the players.

    Alternatively because the Prem is fixed we will be taking a massive bung from Arsenal to throw the game. They will pay big money to stay in the Champs league.

  • 161 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM


    Willo and Colo are the future of nufc.

  • 162 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    toonbrother i said 25 million if he was in his prime age 26 hes not he 31 so hes only worth about 5-7 million

  • 163 John Tudor // May 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    rumour pardews gone on a high note only a rumour tho

  • 164 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM


    i wont watch many matches if he is around

    i know lots who feel the same, there ripping the heart out of our club,, if he stays, its not for footballing reasons, its just results,,
    there is no enjoyment watching tables, hoping we we stay above the bottom 3, i feel thats all we have done

    watched a table to finish 5th watched a table to finish 5th bottom

    total shit

  • 165 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Dont think it will be any different tomos mate!!!!!

  • 166 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // May 12, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Well, I guess on to the summer of speculation and false rumours….

    I’m sure Pardew will state how “We’re looking to bring in around 73 new players in, all for 20m each” before we sign Shefki Kuqi again on the very last day…..

  • 167 BandB // May 12, 2013 at 8:04 PM


    “I’m a realist. I know the craic. You are crap.” I wonder why no-one has ever thought of the line of argument before.

    Ian Toon,

    You are very droll.
    I can see right up your skirt.

  • 168 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Sorry but if Pards does well again next season he’s back to being the best since Sir Bobby, the ones complaining about him last season were a large minority and the city accepted him. Fans are fickle and results are always more important than style

    Pards starts winning again people will start liking him again

    No idea if he will be here next season but if he is and he starts winning he will get fan backing again

  • 169 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Final thought from me, I’m sure andynufc and the whole club would agree.

    what sort of fans would the players, manger, coaching staff and owners want at their club?? Ones who get behind the team not ones who think they’re entitled to anything more than they already have.

    Most Newcastle fans are like this. Most people on this blog are not.

  • 170 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    There is nooo way pardrew should get by his season review assessment. Really can’t see it happening but if it does he has got his tongue right up ashley’s behind.

  • 171 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Roberto Mancini wasn’t a bad manager but some of his buy really can’t make it.

  • 172 Spreadthetoon // May 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Working every weekend these days, so no longer a regular poster and have not seen any of the football of late……terrible I know…!!

    Firstly, I am pleased we are still in the PM, or should I say delighted or completely relieved.

    Injuries have been horrendous but AP’s inability to recognise his failings this season is a major concern for me.

    Our club need to examine players, medical staff, and all coaches including AP as to their production of an awful set of results.

    Personally now that we are safe I can firmly state that I would wish for a new manager with a more attacking approach to take us fwd.

    If a new mgr is appointed then it should be now as opposed to the end of the summer. If MA backs AP, then I’ll back him too, not cos’ I think he’s the best mgr but because he is the manager of our club….end of.

  • 173 Dreamboat3 // May 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    TORQ im sure you had an announcement to make but wouldnt till guaranteed safety? maybe it was sage?

  • 174 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Have to say
    the fans were absolutely fcuking brilliant today the away stand was absolutley buzzing especially at the full time whistle!!!

  • 175 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Outside the box

    Blah blah blah. Injuries, injuries. Anita a Dutch international can’t get a game after 3 successive m.o.m’s. Maveaux is always on the bench and Obertan is rarely seen now, even on the bench.

  • 176 northernirishtoon // May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Just checked the odds on next newcastle manager and before the game rafa was 4/1 favourite with lee Clark 12/1.

    Lee Clark is now 1/2

    Someone must be putting big money on this for it to come in so quick

  • 177 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    @BandB ?

  • 178 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM


    You’ll find that SBR was the 10th most successful EPL manager in terms of results – so ‘losing the fans’ pretty much shows how fickle some of us can be

  • 179 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    can the next blog be a vote on who the next newcastle manager will be….. be interesting to see what people want

  • 180 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    another repost because of the people that seem to think pardews half time team talk loses games so why can’t any of you answer this!!???…….

    but the people saying the second half performance was down to pardew and his defensive tactics does that not also say that the players follow him and i.e believe in him!!?
    or is it the players naturally doing it!!???

    or is it this just twists the minds of the pardew out brigade!?

  • 181 cestriasteve // May 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    I cant believe what I have heard today, Newcastle in talks with Lee Clarke, surely this is a mackem joke on us half breeds!!!

  • 182 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Still noone has answered my question.. why do some of you believe Benitez is unrealistic??
    Unattached in the summer, wants to stay in england, as recent as this morning said he 100% wants to stay in england.
    So who is the bigger club than us that will take him?
    Cos it isn’t Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United or Spurs..
    Do any of you believe the former Liverpool manager is going to Everton??
    He wants to manage in the premier league, the biggest club available will be us, if we fire Pardew.

    And as for those of you defending Pardew, you are either mentally unstable or beyond stupid.
    Stability is great on concrete foundations, not foundations made of liquidy sh1te.
    Pardews record goes something like this, worst defeats record at almost every club he’s been at, been fired from every job he’s had.. Ohh and a Johnstone Paint trophy.
    I can’t read his interviews anyore about being a man who ‘prides himself on tactical knowledge’ and ‘is a winner’, He’s the most egotistical, stubborn @rsehole around. And if you are defending him you have no ambition for this club. And unfortunately that will spell an end to the calibre of players like Ben Arfa and Cabaye being here. Why the fcuk would they stay when these negetive, no balls, park the bus tsactics don’t suit them and make them, world class players look bang average. We will then sign your Matthew Etteringtons and your Carlton Coles and finish between 9th and 15th every year and you gobsh1tes can say, ohh stability really is great. While us fans that love the game, the beautiful game, will watch the champions league longingly. Stability is great if you get a fergie or a wenger.. It is not great in the hands of a blubbering stuttering fool who i can’t believe still has support! We parked the bus in the 46th minute today against a circus of a club who are rock bottom, if you can’t go and attack them who the fcuk can we beat easily??!

  • 183 catchy in norway // May 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

  • 184 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    John Tudor

    don’t wind us up like that!!!

  • 185 jayphoto // May 12, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Dembademba, u were villa youth??! Under paul pop? I was part of the youth set up there 12 years ago! Were you birmingham, cardiff or corby based??

  • 186 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    @donkey 25 million and Colocinni (at any age) should not share the same sentence unless you mean 25 million Indian Rupees.

    He wants out. So let’s let him go and rebuild our defense under a competent manager

  • 187 John Tudor // May 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    just a rumour stranger things have been known

  • 188 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM


    I think it’s something we have done for a lot of the season (dropping off and sitting deep) as well as something we did last year too. Which leads me to believe it is a tactical thing the manager insists on.

    My problem is not that we do it…last year we did it, it might not have been the prettiest football but it was very effective.

    My issue is that we continued to do it all this season even when it was working. I just think a manager has to be a bit more flexible and find a way to win/draw when he hasn’t got his best side out and thats something i personally don’t think pardew has shown he can do well enough this year.

    Thats my main issue, not style of play, just the lack of adaptability by the manager to use what he has to be more competitive in games…simply we have lost too many matches for the quality of player we have had out in them.

  • 189 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Donkey @174
    Well that would mean we’d need to select from a list of possibilities. And whilst a lot of us would consider far out shouts like Hyypia, Zeljko Buvak, Bilic, Solsjkaer, and then your more likelys in Lee Clark, Rafa, Martinez etc,
    Ed would have to make a poll with at least imo 20 options, a balance between possible and most mentioned. Ed still wants Di Matteo I think, so if he does the list expect that name. I just want a pardewstay/go poll. One vote per user. Im expecting 80% say out. Should be more, but 20% of people are stupid, on a global scale.

  • 190 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    i don’t want lee clark

  • 191 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Lee Clark, no way, thats gotta be a wind up.

  • 192 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    tads were you there??
    in the 1st half that all we could hear!
    especially the arfa chant
    if you were there wat was the general thoughts on pardew was there any pardew out chants?

  • 193 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM


    is the rupee exchange rate really that good ???

  • 194 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    No plain saylor

    best post ever

  • 195 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    No to lee clark. just NO!

  • 196 magpie6699 // May 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    No Plain Saylor – here’s one reason. Would Rafa come to the Toon for the rumoured 1/2 million that Pards is on? Doubt it – and I doubt we will shell out the necessary salary for a lot of “chosen” managers. No, I think we’re in the Lee Clark, Gus Poyet market at best – IF they decide to sack Pardew.

  • 197 stuart no9 // May 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    i have come to the conclusion that the people who want pards to stay and think he has done a good , have actually not witnessed a game this season – except the chelsea game if that was their one and only game they attended. normally i am not a rude person – but it is idiots like you who have helped to bring our club down.
    If you are happy with that brand of football , try supporting gateshead next season – a short bus ride gets you there in 10 mins and the entrance is a lot cheaper. i’m sure you will be able to latch on to someone their who also knows f//k all about football.

  • 198 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM


    On Yanga Mbiwa

    I think he has looked much better this past 2 weeks as a left back.

    Not to say I don’t think he will be a good CB in the future for us, i don’t know, but so far i’ve been very unimpressed with him at CB…far to casual and takes too many liberties for me.

    He may well improve as he adapts to the league and team, and surely when you barely speak a word of English Taylor is the last person you need to be paired with haha.

    He may come good, but i’d like a more established CB (say 25-28) with a lot of experience brought in, especially if colo goes.

  • 199 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Well well thank ferk for that. We’re staying up..

    Gotta be honest, I thought we were going down for sure, until the Wigan Result the other night. Think i’m going to support Wigan for the next two games now lol send the mackems down please !!

    Don’t care if we win 10-0 next week, Pardew should get the chop no matter what the result is. This season has been a complete disaster & his tactics/team selections/ subs the whole lot have been f***** awful.

    So it’s goodbye to Pardew for me.

  • 200 cestriasteve // May 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    @ 186 I hope not Check, but Im afraid its from a good source, for fook sake I hope not!!

  • 201 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM


    Ibiza posted that klopp at dortmund gets around 2.1 mil euro (£1.7mil)

    surely we can attract a good manager from europe if thats what a top german coach get, we wont need to be paying 4/5mil a year.

    Not saying we’d get klopp by the way…just stating his salary as an example.

  • 202 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Yes to Rafa Benitez. Wishful thinking though. Cant wait to see a competent manager build a new defense around Yanga Mbiwa and Colocinni’s replacement. I just cant f*****ng wait!

  • 203 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    lol ok then next blog vote on pardew cant wait to see how many people still want him

  • 204 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Ian Toon ,
    I haven’t been to an away game this season so can’t disprove your claims but if you’re honestly trying to claim that the three thousand that travel away are singing Mike Ashleys name then you are truly off your fuskin head.

  • 205 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:20 PM


    I know Willo is much maligned on this blog and I will stop short at saying he is a good ‘footballer’ but definitely a decent defender, today showed that alongside Collo he keeps his line better than STaylor and for me has better concentration levels. I do admit he would be a better player though if he didn’t resort to hoofing it so much and showed more composure on the ball, but then again Collo could make anyone look decent beside him as his reading of the game and discipline is second to none IMO… not many better CH out there and his professionalism is outstanding.

    We need to do all we can to keep him, at least for the sake of MYM’s further development!

    BRING ON 2013/14

  • 206 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Just to be clear I go every week and support Pards. Hope that clears up this people cant watch the game and back Pards nonsense.

    Also to be clear- I hear very few people wanting him out. Particularly at away games where people realise that it is about backing them team rather than constant whinging.

  • 207 magpie6699 // May 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Transfer – may be true. I was just answering a post that said that no-one could give a valid reason why Rafa Benitez wouldn’t come to the Toon – and I suspect we wouldn’t offer enough money to suit him.

  • 208 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Yes to Rafa. Yes Please

    Cant wait to see the new manager (whoever he/she is) build a reliable defence around Yanga Mbiwa and Colocinni’s replacement (whoever he/she is). I just cant wait!

  • 209 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    also I haven’t been too inspired by Debuchy after the fuss to get him here, not much between him and Simpson IMO from what I have seen,.

  • 210 BandB // May 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM


    If I could have logged on straight after the match. And if Ed hadn’t been updating like a kid on Ritalin, I’d have beaten you to that.
    The fans sang their souls out today.



    Mark the Mag

    Wow! Potty mouth. Why should anyone now give a toss what you think?

  • 211 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    thanks sage i understand that but to be honest you’re not the posters i was talkin about the fact that SO MANY have said that in the second half we’ve dropped of BECAUSE of pardew haven’t answered says its own story?
    and last season to be fair was a pretty new team and this season has been about 3 new teams lol
    so again is pardew the reason for it?
    thats what i was getting at mate

  • 212 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Aye all you could hear today were geordies
    could hear the chanting on the way to the stadium
    the atmosphere was bouncing having a few bevys in the stadium and the away stand was absolutley rocking

    Didnt hear any pardew out chants tbh mate dont think anyone really cared today who the manager was just that we got 3 points
    Even after remy scored the fans kept going, really were the 12th man today
    After the game people were just generally buzzing that we were safe so once again no pardew out chants or talk really
    Might be different at the arsenal game though not sure

  • 213 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Haha ha ha ha ha bananas

    Pardew has another blinder:

    “All that silly talk about rifts and that, all of those people can cry in their beer tonight because you can’t put in a performance like that, you can’t draw at West Brom, you can’t draw at West Ham and win here, if you have all that going on.”

    So drawing at West Brom, West Ham and scraping a win against QPR are good enough performances to make the critics cry into their beer?

    Almost as bad as this one:

    “It’s been an unbelievable season and I think it’s been so, so tight because of the financial rewards at stake this year. I will make sure that we are well prepared for next season and thank God we are not in the Europa League again.”

  • 214 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:24 PM


    Please humbly forgive us. You are right, we are all wrong. Pardew does indeed play the most fantastic football I have ever seen in my life and I am salivating at the prospect of another 7 years of his wonderfully vibrant and expressive modern football.

    We are very lucky to have one of the most outstanding technical, up and coming and successfully progressive managers in the country.

    I’m sorry I see it all now. You have totally convinced me Pardew is indeed the way forward. How could I have been so blind. Thankyou for showing me the errors of my ways.

  • 215 Mister Tuff // May 12, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    BandB @162 -what can you see looking up over -is there an appendage and/or cohones.

  • 216 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Taking the Papis

    from dredging through the internet all things Newcastle I get the impression that most SJP regulars and die hards are in the same boat and aren’t in any rush to see him get the boot which is admirable, but I have lost all faith in him this season

  • 217 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Best atmosphere ive seen at an away game since we were in the fizzy pop tbh

  • 218 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Taking the Papiss

    You say that you support Pardew every game you go to.

    What does you carer think?

  • 219 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Thanks rotonda 🙂
    Magpie6699. Of course not and thats the real question, isn’t it. Has Ashley finally learnt that you get what you pay for and stop looking in gas station video bins and in bargain buckets at kfc for our next manager, who could very well be Steve umbrella Mcclaren, Neil Warnock or some other eejit. But if he’s learned nothing is more important than the manager maybe it’s a blanc or rafa. Time will tell. But you can have the best scout around (Carr), spend big from time to time (£31m in jan), but in the wrong hands it’s not worth much. In my opinion managers should probably be paid more than the players. I’d far rather spend say 20% less per season on transfers if that money paid Benitez’s wages. Would you?
    I mean thats 20% less transfer money, but lets be honest he probably gets an extra 30% out of the squad. Tactically he is outstanding. Bested Mourinho time and time again.

  • 220 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM


    Maybe people didn’t respond because you’re a fcuking goon rather than they couldn’t find an answer?!

  • 221 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Williamson is a championship defender, dont fool yourselves we need to buy another good CB.

  • 222 outsidethebox // May 12, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    rotunda heights …………have to agree about anita suspect marv wasn,t 100% …obertan was the best forward left not my fav but may run around more than shola …
    the injuries like the goal keeper situation seem to hit different areas at same time no full backs no forwards ..for whatever reason…i am not a fan of pardews but think a few signings a good coach and a few less injuries would make all the difference ..injuries blah blah ..
    debuchy mbai collo santon
    ben arfa sisoko cabaye marv
    cisse gouffran
    which one hasnt missed a game not sure about cisse but is playing with broken rib..

  • 223 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I’m sorry to everyone for lowering the standards of the blog by insulting and swearing at someone.

  • 224 tom68 // May 12, 2013 at 8:29 PM


    So the people who want Pardew out are ignorant as well now. Your arrogance knows no bounds

  • 225 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM


    Do you think he is worse than Taylor?

    Taylor plays with his heart and not his head which again is great to have in the squad but his rushes of blood do cost us more often than not

  • 226 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM


    I forgive you because of your humorous personality (albeit a little aggressive at times) 😉

  • 227 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Also whoever posted that link, newcastle’s next permenant manager.. Sound! Always love havin a gander at these things.
    I see Beckham is 66/1.. Hilarious.
    So is Darren Ferguson.. that’s a horrible thought.
    If Lee Clark did come in, it would be a step up, as most people would, including the lads that cuts the training pitch at benton. But Lee Clark, whilst better than Pardew, is a far cry from Rafa Benitez.
    If Clark came in though I’d love if he brought Redmond with him.

  • 228 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    No plain saylor
    completely agree but do u not think Blancs links with french league and having managed 6 of our players before he would fit better. Rafa is probably a better coach but prefers spanish players and myt not be able to get his tactics accross as easily as blanc could. Lets not forget Blanc is a top coach too.

  • 229 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Beattie’s razor sharp wit comes to the fore yet again.

    I am frankly disgusted that I share an interest with such a detestable individual as you. Luckily, being the little key board warrior you are, I am fairly sure that you won’t leave your dank little bedroom long enough to get to a game and I therefore won’t have to bump into you.

    You having been arguing on this blog for too long, the dinner your mum left outside your door must be getting cold

  • 230 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I would love Benitez to come, but cant see it happening. I think Pardew has very little say or control over incoming players, no matter what he says In public about it. Cant really see Benitez coming in as just a coach.

  • 231 TimKrulFan // May 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Anyone defending pardew is either a Scum fan or medically retarded we have been embarrassed god knows how many times this season.

  • 232 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    QPR Boss and Richard-Branson having a great day.

  • 233 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM


    I know I thought I would just answer haha

    I appreciate last you say lots of new faces combined with a few limited players in the side like willo, simmo, raylor, obertan, etc so getting 5th was brilliant last year, i’d take 5th like that over 17th like wigan the last few years.

    The problem this year isn’t just pardew. I think a very good manager would have had us in a position like west brom, 8th and about 10-12 points better off over the season at best.

    My issue is that Pardew doesn’t seem to adapt to difficulties well. Injuries will happen, next year could be even worse, who knows, so i’d rather have somebody in charge who can do better with whats available and adapt week to week more as needed.

    Now I really don’t know who could do a better job for certain, benitez i think and have been told we have approached him so must be some interest to replace pardew (if the info is right of course) but other than that it would be a gamble.

    Suppose if we scout a new manager as well as a new player the odds of that gamble may well fall in our favour, but it’s something we will never know until it happens.

  • 234 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Krul to be kind
    Taylor was brought straight back in from injury and lacked confidence but williamson is just championship quality full stop.. Saylor will come back stronger next year.

  • 235 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    cheers tads it sounded amazing you must have laughed at there fans booing there own player haha?
    beattie n rotunda thanks for that so your not gonna answer that then?
    i mean its actually a very good question even if i do say so myself!
    but i’m a goon for asking a good question about the team and manager instead of listing endless managers that will never come to the toon but hey ho!!!???

  • 236 jimiley // May 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Without the distraction of Europe I can see us challenging again or a top 5 spot. Onwards and upwards with Alan.

  • 237 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    @BandB I was just expressing my opinion that eliott was a tube when he got the red in witch he was and I got attacked. Really couldn’t be bothered arguing time to ignore lol

    when will pardew be assessed after arsenal or a month after the season ends?

  • 238 Rainrix // May 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Cant believe some of pardews post match comments. he sounded like a raging sociopath before. Now he’s sounding like mad hobo shouting at pidgeons. Reckon he’s been told he’s been sacked after arsenal.

  • 239 TimKrulFan // May 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Steve Kean would be upgraded on pardew.

  • 240 // May 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    You have two types of fans/supporters.
    You have those who only really watch Newcastle matches but they do so loyally. Not that interested in football if it’s not Newcastle.
    And you have those who watches a lot of matches, 5-10 matches a week from different leagues, but have Newcastle as favourite team. As loyal and emotional as the others.

    We need both types, and i love you all! But the two types of supporters will see matches, tactics, managers, players and the club in two very different ways.

    I think that the more impulses you get from different leagues/teams make you a little wiser in football knowledge.

    Personally i’m in the middle of those types(so theres three types!?) because my family demands that i spend some quality time with them(go figure), but i can clearly see that Pardew is nowhere near the quality Newcastle deserves, could have and probably should get in the summer.

    Great win today though!

  • 241 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    When have u last watched us??? End of last year by any chance?

  • 242 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    TS – This is the most diplomatic paragraph I think I have read on the blog! 😉

    My issue is that Pardew doesn’t seem to adapt to difficulties well. Injuries will happen, next year could be even worse, who knows, so i’d rather have somebody in charge who can do better with whats available and adapt week to week more as needed.

  • 243 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    @233 take a bow son. Post of the day

  • 244 9 // May 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    OK, Beattie, I accept your correction, we have finished 12th, 5th, ??13th?? I don’t think it alters the argument particularly either way, do you? But it’s good to be accurate, so, again, thanks.

    Our performance this season has to question the ability of the manager, no question. But he hasn’t just been here this season – he managed us to 5th, the same guy. So it makes sense to look at the whole picture. What on earth do we expect? Personally, having finished 5th, I thought we would have a shot of finishing 4th. But, then again, at the start of last season, I had no thoughts we could even think of finishing 5th – and neither did anybody else.

    In reality, AP is our manager, and will be so next season. Speculation about who could/would be our manager is a waste of time. Even if you don’t care for AP, accept reality.

  • 245 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM


    Those rushes of blood I mentioned have been happening for years, not just since January, as I said before I don’t think Willo is a good footballer, but a very reliable CH.

  • 246 jimiley // May 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Pardew thanks God we are not in the Eoropa cup next year. So what are we playing for? Champions League? That is more exerting. The Cups? We play the reserves. We are actually trying to win NOWT!!!!!!!! Our ambition is to come between 4th bottom and 6th. How bleedin sad is that. Toon no longer gets any of my money after 50 years of paying.

  • 247 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    i couldnt understand why they were booing bosingwa i thought he was brilliant!!!
    Just skimmed through the manure game on sky plus, did anyone else notice a bit of booing when rooney went up for his medal?

  • 248 jimiley // May 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    NUFC Steve
    Sarcasm mate. Lowest form of wit but it makes me chuckle watching people bite.. See post 239 for the truth.

  • 249 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    jimiley at 299 got his shock when we finally won at QPR. I would consider that as a “normal” reaction. He will be alright later..

  • 250 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM


    1) Pardew wants us to be happy and entertained v Arsenal but doesn’t care if we lose 4-0. OK !!

    2) He’s glad there is no Europe next season. Superb ambition.

  • 251 laurille // May 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    It has been held many times that we have been UNLUCKY this season with injuries. One thing I don’t think I’ve ever seen been discussed is the sort of player you buy. Because let’s face it, we have a lot of injury prone players. Bennie, Saylor, Raylor, Marvs, Gosling, Ameobi x 2 and perhaps also Tiote (how are his hamstrings?) and Debuchy should be added to that list (perhaps a couple of more?). With that group we really should make sure that we buy players that are not only promising but also have a history of being fit.
    Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing Gosling and the Ameobis leaving the club and being replaced by FIT players on the same positions.

  • 252 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Come on remember why we were all praying for AP to sign MBIWA it was to get williamson out of the team. He has been woeful this year. ONE good game at QPR doesnt make him a decent player?????

  • 253 Barras // May 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    My preferences:

    1) Gary Neville.
    2) Gus Poyet.
    3) René Girard.

  • 254 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Yeah Blanc would definately make the shortlist! haha
    Only thing is, with all this talk of divides in the camp, bullsh1t im sure, but with 13 french players you can see why there could be, it’s very possible. A french manager as well, we’ll end up having training sessions in french. If not, we will definately continue to exploit the french market probably even more so than we do now.
    Keep the best of the french lads but squidward (obertan) can go back to bikini bottom. ASnd Amalfitano can retire and watch his brother. We should take a step back from shopping in france this summer as too many signings from any one foreign league make’s it difficult. Shop around, Holland, especially Germany, Spain, and hopefully Carroll, and then some up and comings from the championship, Ince, Redmond, Bridcutt, Sam Byram, a lot of big homegrown players come from the lower leagues; Walcott, Chamberlain, Bale to name a few.

  • 255 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    thank god was gonna call some help for you? Who would u take in RAFA or BLANC ?

  • 256 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2013 at 8:45 PM


    Some people are a bit more discerning than others and will not just accept watching Pard’s c..p indefinitely

  • 257 jimiley // May 12, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Big Sam would be a big improvement on Alan.

  • 258 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Mancinni is free?

  • 259 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Tom 68

    Not at all. I’ve said I’m not decided either way whether I want him to stay or not. Therefore I fully respect anyone whose opinion differs. Just not people like catchy or any other fan who thinks we HAVE to be f….ing amazing. Or beattie who when asked to name a realistic manager target names half the managers of each if the top 5 leagues in Europe.

    I’m not a tw.t I assure you. I like to think I know a bit about football, and support newcastle wholeheartedly. I’m sorry u don’t think much of me, f u want pardew out, that’s fine, just don’t come up with a load of bullshit reasons

  • 260 TimKrulFan // May 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Beaten 6-0 by Liverpool 3-0 by Sunderland 3-0 by Man U 7-3 by arsenal 4-0 by and knocked out the F.A cup by Brighton. And that’s just this season.

  • 261 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    to be honest i dont really mind pardew 😉

  • 262 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Will Rooney leave Utd?
    CR7 wants him at Madrid. Not sure about now.

  • 263 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Its so relaxing knowing your safe now lets enjoy wigan turning arsenal over so its down to 3 teams on the final day now that would be nice cos i dont care which one goes cos i hate all 3

  • 264 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Is nobody else as disgusted as I am with Pardews latest comments?

    I’d love to see those in support of him defend the words he used.

    What are people paying good hard cash for if he doesn’t care if we are beaten 4-0?

    Obviously taking the Papiss doesn’t mind as he gets on for free with NUFC’s work in the community programme that sees some of the less fortunate fans born with defects get to go on games.

    Disgusting from the manager.

  • 265 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    manxpie would be an upgrade on Pardew and he`s clueless

  • 266 Barras // May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    And as long as they ALWAYS want to play attacking, pass-and move, ball on the ground football, and they also create a team structure that is designed to win (not draw) against every team we play against. Then I think they should be allowed to stay in charge for a long, long time. Even if we go through some extremely bad patches.

  • 267 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    @Barras why not aim big?

    Roberto mancini
    Jose mourinho

    You don’t know if you don’t try

  • 268 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Yes tads Rooney did get booed & rightly so. Handing in transfer requests every 6 months, the guys a knob.

  • 269 jimiley // May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Benitez would never work under the fat man. He likes to spend money on players as well. Who would work under Ashley? Only a muppet. This club is going nowhere until the guy at the top is gone. The manger is irrelevant.

  • 270 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Beattie can’t have been brought up on football from a young age, by people who know there stuff. Not that you have to be, I’m just saying…

  • 271 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM


    My point is not that he is a good player m8, but there isn’t much between him and STaylor, but he gets so much more slack for not being a local, again, I don’t think there is much in them, the both have different strengths and weaknesses but neither are top drawer, but both reliable, we got to 5th last year with him as a bit of a stalwart, he hasn’t been in the side much since January which I think is a shame, he follows the collo’s line far better than taylor, out of the 9 goals recently conceded at home over 2 games for me Taylor was somewhere to blame in most of them, I fail to comprehend how its so difficult to follow a call from the ‘sweeper’ to step up, I’m just saying that Willo plays better with Collo than Taylor does, you might well disagree but that is the beauty of football!

  • 272 davis_toons // May 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Oh..Pardew is great at buy ManUtd “rejects”. How abt Rooney this time? too bad his great pal alex just left for the day.

  • 273 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    if we sack pardew who do we bring in though????

  • 274 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Why did the qpr fans invade the pitch at the end lol ??

    Anybody know ??

  • 275 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Jail – about 1,600 in the away end and a fair few in the home end. As Tads said the atmosphere was great though tense. Toon fans were in a state of euphoria at the final whistle and the support for Ashley came when he was spotted beaming probably because he was thinking how much money he was going to make in the PL next season.. Today was great for those of us who saw us humiliated this season at Southampton and elsewhere. Watching it now HBA has just scored.

  • 276 Taking the Papiss // May 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Beattie I actually agree with you on this the comments are totally unacceptable. As long as people care and are trying their best I can give them another chance or forgive shortcomings – but not comment like this and I am sure that Ashley will give his head a shake because of it.

    I also find your disparaging comments quite amusing. I am not going to lower myself to your level by waxing lyrical about what I do but put it this way – I work on deals that you’d need 10 Mike Ashley’s to finance on a daily basis in the City.

    I hope you enjoyed your spaghetti hoops and smiley faces though you fine example of haute idiocy

  • 277 Smallietoon123 // May 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    win at arsenal win at villa finish on 41 points
    lose badly to spurs
    mackems are relegated that would be a dream 🙂

  • 278 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    20 – 30 mil in a january window? Rafa didnt get that at lpool or blanc at bordeaux ?? Ashely seemingly is going to spend because of the 70 percent increase?? Rafa or blanc arent like mourinho they only want 20-40 mil each year. I think Rafas one quarm myt be that Graham carr has too much of a say in transfers all be they excellent.

  • 279 tom68 // May 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM


    I do actually understand why you want to keep Pardew. You have all had all your ambition beaten out of you by year’s of failure and false promises but I promise you that Pardew and his old fashioned and out-dated method of football is not the way we should go.

    I’m pretty sure that Ashley didn’t personally arrange the January signings to have them ruined by playing long ball defensive football. Their valuations will be plummeting and he won’t have that.

    I personally think he is finished as our manager.

  • 280 sula // May 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    I cant believe people actually want pardew. i honestly believe the players do not want to play under this man anymore. I couldnt believe my eyes when i saw the way some of the players were moving on the pitch today it was disgusting but then i thought when your manager is going out and saying stupid things to the press why would the players be bothered at all. Anyways bottom line is Pardew cannot take Newcastle forward i believe the damage is done and i for one want to see carpet football and enough of hoof and hope. Yes the manager is not always to blame but when something is not working surely you change the tactics i never see that with pardew. Free kicks corners always the same we cant even cross come on people.

  • 281 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    sage you just had to lol

    but as you know i’ve said if a better manager is available then fine but the constant abuse pardew gets really annoys me and that question i posted says alot i think?

    you say he can’t adapt but surely this season has been catostrophic for many reasons so imo give him time to right that with a full squad?
    he hasn’t played his best team for more than 2 games this season thats a pretty shocking statistic like?
    and thats at the same time as getting 5 new ones that he’s had to chuck in

    now i know you changed your mind on him but i also realise you’ve held on to the actual facts of this season but i’m willing to give him the 1st half of the season with his team and see how he does
    what showed me today is that the players are definatly together and that pardew hasn’t lost the dressing room

  • 282 TimKrulFan // May 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Lost at home to a Reading ,Sunderland,west ham,Swansea,Liverpool,Everton,Man u and city (arsenal next week) it’s unacceptable he’s an arrogant PRAT. He is a loser never done anything positive in his career has record losing streaks biggest home defeat in god knows how long.

  • 283 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Oh has he handed a request in again?? what a t1t no wonder fergie left him out the squad
    Have to say love him or hate him its going to be strange next season without him!!!!
    maybe he fancies a little retirement project, nothing to big just some wee club up north 😉

  • 284 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 8:57 PM


    did you hear the pro ashley chants as well?

    not that i don’t believe you ian..just want to know how many were singing and if it was all over.

  • 285 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    what do people think of MARTIN JOLl surly hes a realistic target we could get…..

  • 286 Barras // May 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM


    Mourinho would be superb, by all means, if I was Ashley I would surreptitiously try to get him.

    I feel like the other two have had there best days as managers, and they would not have anything to prove at Newcastle United.

    The three options I stated: Neville (1st Choice), Gus Poyet (2nd) and René Girard (3rd) all have something to prove, and yes, I do feel they would all bring great things if they are backed in the same way that Ashley backed Pardew in January.

    Neville and Poyet would grow with the club, they are both young and hungry. Girard seems like a humble man. Integrity is a trait we are fortunate to have as a club. Cissé, Cabaye, Sissoko, Colo etc. I don’t know them, but I really do believe that they are humble men.

  • 287 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Roberto mancini would be great although he has a premier league title on his cv so will prob get a lot of offers

  • 288 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I would have had Jol instead of AP but he is just as mediocre at Fulham – they’ve had bad runs too. Take Berbatov out his side and they’d have struggled too

  • 289 Barras // May 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    their* not there.

  • 290 dembademba // May 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Tom 68

    he might well be at the end of the road. I would welcome it if a lot of time had been put into finding the replacement, not just any old name. Before this year, but in this position, I bet you’d have loved mark Hughes. That’s my point. I’d rather we had Martinez than pardew for next season tbh. Bit pardew took us to fifth. And won 2 manger awards. I don’t have have a short mind

  • 291 calvinho // May 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    I think our newer players will come on a lot next season. If you remember when Man Utd bought Vidic & Evra in January and hardly played them until the following season. Unfortunately, most clubs don’t have the luxury of buying players and giving them half a season to bed in. Sissoko and Debuchy will prove to be good premier league players next season.

  • 292 Jamiemac // May 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Most relieving day of the season.. I know; let’s criticise the manager some more! Jesus! Give it a rest will you!

    How about we discuss PLAYERS we would like brought in

    I would personally like some British players brought in.

    Caulker, Clyne, Townsend, Mcmanaman, Ramsey. Are all realistic and shouldn’t be too expensive. Carroll – realistic but fairly pricey.

  • 293 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM


    What was this great question you speak of?

  • 294 beefman13 // May 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    We aRe safe, MA will keep faith for now with AP, i have endured the worst most frustrating i can remember, this man pardew has boiled my piss constantly like no other manager at the toon ever this season, can he change, i really dont know beacuse he has had a philosophy he has spoken of which he has stuck to religiously, it is plain awful to watch, if MA is happy with this style of play it means he IS just happy to remain in the premership, to promote his sports direct business, i have backed MA since he came, pardew is that stale and static, unless the fella changes and unless we bring someone in to work with pardew pf top notch calibre then i do question MA big time.

  • 295 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Ashely myt be a twat but he isnt stupid. He knows bad football and bad manager when he sees it. I think he will sack him.

  • 296 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Aye tads Fergie confirmed it after the match.

    Have to say having grew up my whole life hating Man United and not being able to stand Ferguson lol. That send off they gave him today was first class. Deserved every bit of it aswell to be fair.

  • 297 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Not impressed by Pardew’s words either but the sense of relief has kind of intoxicated him and he’s talking like yer average Bigg Market drunk.(except he’s nae yer best friend)
    Forgive him just once..

  • 298 check the toastie // May 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Pardew is making his excuses as it will give him a better chance of getting another job, he knows he’s a dead man walking.

    Get out of Toon, you Balloon.

  • 299 BandB // May 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM


    At the beginning of the season you were THE staunchest champion of the business plan, and the only person to date who I can recall suggesting the fans should gratefully chant Mike Ashley’s name at games.
    But by Christmas you were intimating that you were going to get very cross indeed if things didn’t improve. You set deadlines, and stuff.
    Yet here we are……things didn’t. And you are back to defending the status quo as if it had been the season of steady progress you really quite aggressively predicted.
    I am genuinely puzzled.

  • 300 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    haha tads i bet ya did i watched the bbc but they kept on talking over it so didn’t pick it up surprised if they did though!!!

  • 301 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM


    I would honestly rather him gone this summer with a better man in.

    I am quite patient with football, i’d happily let him have the start of next season if i thought he would improve but, rightly or wrongly, i don’t think he will change, nothing i have seen of him at us makes me think he will change.

    The main issue i have is that getting a good manager is much easier if done during the summer, especially a club like ours where we don’t spend a fortune, s if we did have a bad 2/3 months as we sacked him we’d only get a slight step up at best i think.

  • 302 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    from 268
    Today was great for those of us who saw us humiliated this season at Southampton and elsewhere.
    Says it all about Pardew right there not just beaten but humiliated by a newly promoted team

  • 303 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Phil Neville wants to be a manager.. wouldn’t have him maybe as an assistant. But he’ll get that at everton.
    But are you actually suggesting gary neville? Are things that bad, yes he’s an entertaining man on the telly but so is lee mack.. Gary Neville has never managed a club at all. If you want a ‘young, hungery manager’ who could ‘grow with the club’ look no further than Solsjkaer Molde hadn’t won a title in their 99 years of existance, and Solsjkaer won it in his first attempt.. and second. Playing lovely passing football.. He used to ask to be on the bench at united so he could figure out the oppositions weaknesses, where the space is etc, etc. And didnt he always nearly do something immediately? Always said he’d be a class manager. He’s not my first choice but I’d still spontaneously combust if we got him.

  • 304 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Not really mate, cant say ive ever heard a pro ashley chant tbh
    The most i can say i saw was he done a little pardew type fist pump and gave the fans a bit of an appluase
    Not saying there wasnt one though i cant really remember much but complete euphoria at the whistle which was celebrated like a goal!!!

  • 305 9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Hi, Laurille @244
    Interested in your comments re injuries. Have you, by any chance, looked at Debuchy’s lifetime record of injury?
    Thought not.
    I’m sure you are well aware that, of 20 premier League clubs, 20 have had injury problems this year; and 20 had injury probelms last year; and 20 (including NUFC) will have injury problems next year. I have no interest in listening to AP’s comments re injuries, none whatsoever, but the same man who got us from 12th to 5th has now got us from 5th to ??13th?? (one match to go). Not spectacular, I agree. Not a manager sought out by successful clubs elsewhere, I agree. But worth sacking, overall? Doubt it. Even if he is worth sacking, he ain’t going to be sacked. So forget the useless chat about who could/should/ couldn’t/wouldn’t be our manager next season.

  • 306 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    If it’s true there’s a get out clause in that 8 year contract after the first season, he’s gone for sure. You wouldn’t know what to believe. Some Journos say there’s a clause & some say there isn’t one. I suppose we’ll find out.

  • 307 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Mike Ashley chants? Newcastle fans chanting Ashley’s name in a positive way? Don’t believe it for a second some may like him, more have accepted we won’t be shot of him and a few still hate him but I can’t see any of the singing his name in public

  • 308 Slatymag // May 12, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Pardew shouldn’t be saying that sh*t. Nevermind the people who are going to turn up to watch the match next week, but other teams are relying on us being professional , Spurs for one, and not just turning up because we have nothing left to play for. Very, very unprofessional. If we were fighting for a CL spot would we look fondly upon an opposing manager coming out with the admission that we may as well just throw 3 points away willy-nilly?? What goes around Alan, what goes around…

  • 309 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM


    Since you didn’t repeat this ‘amazing’ question I had to look for it.

    And I actually do AGREE with you and think it is a very good question! haha

    IMO it is confidence (or lack thereof), opposition pressure and lack of tactical nous that makes the players start pulling deeper.

    All bi-products of poor management when you consider the quality within the squad!

  • 310 tom68 // May 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Ashley has a massive decision to make. Does he stick with Pardew and get the players in that he wants which will mean us losing some of our technical players. Or does he sack Pardew and get in a manager who can manage technical players and have us playing a different style of football.

    Whatever he decides he should do it asap

  • 311 DxSkyline // May 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Why hasn’t pardumb been fired yet!!! me thinks this is a good of a time as ever

  • 312 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Here is a thought Harry redknapp didn’t look interested in beating us 1 bit ..Big difference in the way qpr played from agains spurs than us…Maby he knew if he won that we could do spurs a favour in beating arsenal?

  • 313 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Why would we discuss who we want brought in if we want skillful intelligent players they wouldn’t fit the style. If Pardew is still here I want Huth, Crouch and 9 other dipsh1ts.
    If we get a football manager I want;
    Sakho, Okore or N’Kolou… and Douglas (free)
    Honda (free) also best asian player means expansion into asia market, at the very least it means they are aware of us.
    One of – Matt Philips, Redmond, Ince
    Jason Puncheon (free) not the best but a better squad player than Jonas.
    Georgini Windgilum , dutch ronaldinho no doubt.
    Carroll plus Remy or Augubamang.

    Clear out a lot of our useless players.
    Jonas, Willo, Simmo, Shola 40 goals in 13 years, Sammy, Oberton, Amalfitano, Tiote, Gosling.

    Bring in fringe players like;
    Robert (Fluminese)
    Alan Ruiz (San Lorenzo swap for Colo)

    None of this matters for two reasons, one Im not the manager yet, two the players I want would fail under Pardew.

  • 314 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Madonna @ 295. An armchair fan wouldn’t understand.

  • 315 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    The ones singing Ashley’s name we’re all sports direct employees.. We’ll that’s my theory. 😉

  • 316 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Just putting it out there, but i think gary neville would be a cracking manager not saying for us just think he would be a very good gaffa.

  • 317 stuart no9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    beattie @ 216 — apology accepted mate.

  • 318 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    If *we won that.

  • 319 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // May 12, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    i cant believe he said that how pathetic…yeah Alan lets get walked over by Arsenal pathetic

  • 320 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    krul yo be kind

    but the people saying the second half performance was down to pardew and his defensive tactics does that not also say that the players follow him and i.e believe in him!!?
    or is it the players naturally doing it!!???

    but supposedly its a stupid question krul??

  • 321 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Palermo have been relegated? Have a couple good attackers don’t they? Am sure they have a twenty something year old striker who was meant to be the next big thing…and a CAM who is meant to be good or am I thinking of another team?

  • 322 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM


    going to games doesn’t make you anymore of a fan

    appreciate some people don’t have the time or money for attending matches, especially away games.

    People can be just as passionate listening on the radio as those who travel to every single match,

  • 323 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Gary Neville would be a great assistant manager imo future manager yes but not experienced enough yet

  • 324 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    No plain saylor

    Alan Ruiz? Yes please!

  • 325 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Ashley gave them all a bonus yesterday.

    1 sports direct mug each.
    1 pair of Lonsdale trainers each.
    1 Lonsdale belt each.

    + Free tickets to the match.

  • 326 Honoured2BNUFC // May 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    The final straw came with a quote from Pardew saying he doesn’t care if we lose 4-0 to Arsenal-a manager of a club should NEVER say shit like that-I don’t know of spa single one. I’ve kept my opinions to myself but now…well I’m just angry at this.

  • 327 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM


    You are a good man

  • 328 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM


    just because the players do the tactic does mean they believe in it….you do as you are told by your boss, if they didn’t they might not get a game.

    Also i do think it’s a bit of both now, especially when we scrapping for every single point going.

    But in general it’s a managers directive i think as it happens even when we aren’t under pressure in the league…seems to be pardew’s go to plan with us if we take the lead or if we are trying for a draw.

  • 329 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM


    Abel Hernandez was earmarked for big things but not sure what happened to him?!

  • 330 Papiss9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:19 PM


    Abel Hernandez (striker) is very talented, but not been as good as predicted yet.

    Ilicic, great player imo. Def going to a big club.

  • 331 sula // May 12, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    @jamiemac – its he the manager the one you dont want to speak about today that we are in this position. i am not saying he is the only one to blame but come on the style of football is painful. He has had many games with players of higher quality then other teams by far. Just look at southampton really nice style of football are you honestly telling me we cant play like them? truth be told we have never played the passing game very well this season. Ashley i beg you please bring in a top manager and release some money guy for the love of the fans we can be successful just do the right thing.

  • 332 kevymartins // May 12, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    @Lee belfast

    1 thing that got me was for years ashley owned nufc and sports direct but funny enough every time I went to my local sports direct they didn’t sell nufc tops..Sold near every top except for nufc crazy

  • 333 King Panth // May 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    So Pardew will be happy with a 0-4 defeat to Arsenal, he must have shot his load when we got tanked 0-3 off Sunderland and 0-6 off Liverpool. Which other manager would come out with a statement like that? He has to go.

  • 334 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM


    Also we were linked with Diego Fabrini who is on loan there from Udinese.

    He was meant to be the next Baggio.

  • 335 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM


    If the players naturally do it I don’t think they would have been signed, given the amount of due diligence put into future signings by Carr and the board, But I know you are a regular poster whom craves the stability (as am I) I don’t think Pardew is the man unfortunately.

    If he can’t get versatile top players to act out his tactical wishes then he is in the wrong field of work.

  • 336 Bambams // May 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Watching football first now….. what a terrible game. We owe their RB a huge backhander !

    hoofball after hoofball, Ref missed a few fouls on our players and cisse goal imo should have stood onus on attacker. But I am biased.

    Nice to relax now though

  • 337 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    well sage i think we’ll both agree that the problem with replacing pardew is the man above and i cant see him paying for benitez or anyone else of note i wish moyes was still available lol

  • 338 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    I don’t understand those latest comments like. How could you possibly enjoy a 4 – 0 defeat ?? strange.

  • 339 Barras // May 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    @No Plain Saylor

    Absolutely agree. Add Solsjkaer to my list. But do not omit Neville, haha. Being a manager or a commentator are two completely different things. But his analysis’ have proven just how great of a manager he would be.

    Also, it is important to recognize that his evaluation of Newcastle United’s soul, or lack of, was spot on as well.

  • 340 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM


    I think he would be class starting off in the lower leagues of course

  • 341 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    paulo dybala and josip ilicic are supposed to be cracking little players

  • 342 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    That’s the lads…haven’t a clue what’s gone in with them am purely judging on what I’ve heard about them (admittedly awhile ago).

    Any idea on how good they still are? Performances this season?

  • 343 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    BTW Manx… it is defo a question for the ‘thinking’ man!

  • 344 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Ohh Beattie I would love him unconditionally.
    I’d let Colo go to them for nothing if they became a feeder club to us or had some link.
    Yes a lot of South Americans fail in england.
    But a lot of San Lorenzo players would do well here.
    Former Players including, Sebastian Abreu, Ivan Cordoba, Zabaleta and Lavezzi. They are a tiny club, and they keep knocking out a few gems, without doubt Alan Ruiz being the next one.

  • 345 Billythefish // May 12, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Glen Hoddle next manager go and stick some money on.

  • 346 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:26 PM


    I’m not sure.

    I remember Hernandez being touted as a future superstar a few seasons ago and now he’s gone off the radar.

    Might be worth a punt if he’s cheap and we get a new manager to bring him back to his former potential.

    I’d like Fabbrini though. Again touted as a future star but I’m not sure how he’s done on loan. If they’ve been relegated he can’t have had too much of an impact.

    Fabbrini is just what we need IMO. Creative forward he can link midfield and attack.

  • 347 Goodfella // May 12, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Lose 4 nil to arsenal i hope he’s saying that because he knows he’s getting the boot tomorrow

  • 348 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    No Plain Saylor

    Alan Ruiz would be a sensation and is insanely gifted. i just hope he holds a European passport!

  • 349 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Don’t know Fabrini tbh least doesn’t ring a bell just from the name.

    Same with Dybala not a clue. I meant Adel and Ilicic mate

    I’d be very happy if Gary came in as a head coach/assistant manager and was groomed to eventually take over at NUFC (if he proved his worth) but I agree I think he will eventually end up being a very good manager

    I said a few days ago little Ole/ Neville management team would have me happy

  • 350 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    sage i’d get that if it was for a few games but over a whole season??
    come on and if you believe the unrest that all the press seem to think thats goin on would you think that in the most important game of the season they’d still do it?
    you know yourself the great 1st half we had verse west brom do you think it was totally pardews fualt that we played so badly second half?

  • 351 Papiss9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    I’ve not seen too many palermogames this season (I mostly watch juve-games, but other topmatches in serie a too).

    Ilicic had a cracking first season in serie a, this season he has delivered pretty well too, scoring some very good goals and 10 in total. He often plays CAM or out wide. Good too score 10 goals considering they got relegated.

  • 352 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Still trying to make it into the most sensible posters list I see. lol

    It’s never going to happen mate…


  • 353 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Miccoli too at Palermo, but a little older, could be another Di Natale if you ask me, very experienced striker played an Benfica and Juve too if I remember.

    Doesn’t fit the model but hey ho, you have to take a chance at sometime!

  • 354 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    haha alright, No question whatsoever if he continues his role with england and some day steps up to manage a half decent team he will in time become a very good manager.
    However with no experience of being the main man I’d be afraid now would not be the time for what is a big pressure job. Yeah everyone says that, but I thnik it was evident in what he was saying that he was someone that only watched us from time to time, and he was very keen to blame johhny foreigner. Which is the easy solution and a thin line from being a rascist. ha

  • 355 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM


    I think them 2 together would be very good dont think they would come here.

  • 356 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM


    Yeh, ashley is not the top level owner pushing for champs league.

    Spurs have shown hows itsdone using our model.

    They have a very low net spend, sell a lot to fund, like we were meant to do.

    they have brought in young, but very good players like bale, who then develop even more but have supplemented that with very good international players like van der vaart, adebeyor gallas, friedal, lloris now etc

    They are the club to learn from using our current model.

  • 357 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    krul i agree that question sorts out the men from the boys lol
    well as you prob know i think he deserves a chance next season we’ll see anyways watever happens?

  • 358 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    TBH C
    couldnt tell you much about any of them just know that there the highly rated lads and abel was linked with manure
    dont watch much serie A tbh unless its juve or AC

  • 359 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    They have 19 year old a polish striker valued at highly. The next big thing must have been Pastore? Or?

  • 360 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Well u never know mate might just be sick of Palermo and in need of a change to spring back into life? Who knows

    Other lad u have no opinion on tbh don’t know him but we need strikers so who knows…don’t think we scout Italy though not French enough.

    I can but try to knock u off ur f***ing perch haha

    Well u never know Ole was meant to be close to taking over at Villa last season apparently and I think Neville would be happy to get into real club coaching…might just be dreaming though haha

  • 361 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM


    i don’t know for sure, just think if he has a few influential players on his side then it’s easier to force that method on the others.

    He was meant to have had an argument the other week with cabaye and sissoko, maybe not enough stand up to him? before it was just 1 or 2?

    I really don’t know so just speculating.

    But certain players, like cabaye and tiote, have been much worse this year than last i think. might be fed up with tactics?

    could be why we haven’t kept anywhere near as many clean sheets as last years 17, players not working as hard to follow pardews plans? I have no idea if this is the case by the way, just an idea.

  • 362 stuart no9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM




    This is not my analysis of a psychopath but is a well documented check list by academics.
    frieghtening really.


  • 363 Papiss9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM


    Ilicic goals this season if you’re interested

  • 364 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I don’t watch it at all mate just go off reputation if am honest. I thought Palermo we a pretty solid team but obviously they weren’t too great this season

  • 365 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Anybody from Pescara or Siena?

    Weiss is decent right?

  • 366 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM



    I don’t agree with keeping Pardew but I admire your tenacity from afar!

    Deep down and in the cold harsh reality of it all I couldn’t give 2 hoots who was the gaffer as long as we show progression and if the board think it wise but act accordingly on any regression then who am I to argue if they keep him, the team will still have my undying support! Like yourself, I have my opinion, but stop short of imposing it on people!

  • 367 toonbrother // May 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    How is Mancini aiming big? I rate McLaren above Mancini to be honest.
    1. Rafa
    2. Mclaren
    3. tigana

  • 368 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Marco Capuano plays in Italian U-21.

  • 369 ToonDownSouth // May 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM


    Are you serious…? 😐

  • 370 Le Belfast 007 // May 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    I don’t care how I made that list, but once you’re on it you can’t be removed. Even if it was a mistake, you still can’t be removed. 🙂

    Goodnight !!

  • 371 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM


    He looked good at Rangers when he was there on loan and had high expectations at City but failed to live up to them so young and never got a chance… the next Kranjcer maybe?

  • 372 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM


    I wish we could get him here.

  • 373 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I don’t think there’s a person who uses this site that wouldn’t want an upgrade on the manager,but I think most realists understand that 450K a year can’t get better than a Curbishly or Pardew so all we can do is put up with it or boycott.

  • 374 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Talking about Palermo lads does anyone remember Krul’s debut in the EUFA cup against them… he was absolutely immense!

  • 375 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Transfer – my point to Madonna was that having travelled a lot it was pay back time to see such a rewarding performance. I was not questioning your claim to be a top draw fan. Although with your affluent life style !! Sell Tiote and bring in Mc Carthy when Wigan are relegated.

  • 376 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM


    Could be any one of a dozen bloggers on here too btw 🙂

  • 377 northernirishtoon // May 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    @nufcfans: How certain is AP #NUFC won’t be in this position again? “Never say never. It might happen next year, but we have to be prepared with cover”

    This joker is having a laugh

  • 378 donkey // May 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Billythefish would love glenn hoddle to take over put his name out on here few weeks ago thou but not many bites everyone saying rafa benitez but im really not convinced think he would send this blog crazy with his rotation policy yes hes a proven manager but only with endless amounts of money would like Solsjkaer would be a gamble but the pay of could be big if it worked

  • 379 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM


    You have to have dreams and i dream of having a great management team i hope we get it asap.

  • 380 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM


    We have Vuckic so maybe he could have a word with him?

  • 381 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Judging by those highlights I’d have him in a heart beat

  • 382 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Aspas, Iago from relegated Celta Vigo would be good second striker. Laudrup are going to get there first.

  • 383 Ian Toon // May 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Jail – I would love Benitez. Then I would love Mourinho! Etc.

  • 384 Papiss9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM


    Me too.. Love him, but unfortunately I think one of the big clubs in serie a will snap him up this summer.

  • 385 King Panth // May 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I just hope we are not wasting our time speculating on who is going to be our next manager, the current muppet has not got his p45 just yet, and who knows for sure that he will?

  • 386 // May 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Two scenarios i think will make us “better” next season.

    1. Pardew stays and gets the players he wants; Big and physical players that can handle hoofball. Stability in some way, but lacking a bit of ambition. Also means we loose some of our best technicians and won’t entertain.
    2. We get rid of Pardew and go for a modern type of manager that can handle the current squad.

    We buy players and hoping they produce. If not we replace them. It should be the same with Pardew. We have tried him and he does not produce with our current bunch of players. Overhaul the whole squad, or replace the manager? Easy decision if you ask me.

  • 387 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Under Ashley I doubt dreams will come true mate.

    Vuckic? Think I remember the name…young lad? Plays a game a season? Aye all coming back to me now, used to have a big future? 😉

  • 388 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // May 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    its sad Palermo went down…they are a great club actually….

  • 389 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM


    That sounds like an answer to a question about injuries (not defending him – but taking some sort of context)

  • 390 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM


    my affluent lifestyle?

  • 391 9 // May 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Pards: he ain’t the best, but he’s the best we’ve got. Is he good enough? Possibly (5th), possibly not (13th, or whatever it ends up as). He’s staying, anyway, so don’t let’s waste time speculating on alternatives.

  • 392 woodsee // May 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    I told you before the game we would win,all down to dodgy floppy chops not wantin us relegated as we would be too big a threat to qpr in the championship.Dont be surprised if bosingwa is puttin a nice big cheque in his bank moday mornin,stinks to high heaven

  • 393 Krul to be Kind // May 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM


    Onwards and upwards lad!

  • 394 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM


    God I hope he doesn’t have anymore injuries. Such a shame on the lad.

    He is (by all accounts) even better than Sammy Amoebi.

    Dint know if I believe it like:

  • 395 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:51 PM


    If he goes and is replaced by a new man with great potential will you be upset?

  • 396 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Some bargins at Palermo now, Miccolli, Fabbrini, Ilicic, Abdel Hernandez.
    Also Hoffenheim relegated in Germany. Andreas Beck anyone? 26 now, he’d provide competition for Debuchy. Simmo’s gone, poor old Raylor will never be right and I don’t know if Tav is up to it, it’d be nice to get someone young in but if he’s cheap, he’s a decent player.
    Tim Wiese there as well but not needed here.
    In Spain then, Mallorca have Nsue (unfulfilled potential)
    amd Giovanni Dos Santos.

  • 397 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    He will, always does shame because if he didn’t he’d be playing regularly with us specially this season I personally think he was earmarked to play a lot this season and be the poster boy for our building squad rather than buying one and instead we were stuck with putting in lads who weren’t ready or weren’t good enough

  • 398 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Kevin Volland from relegated Hoffenheim would be a great buy.

    Fabian Johnson, Roberto Firmino, Joselu,Andreas Beck, Afriyie Acquah for back up and development.

  • 399 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    @Ian Toon/Carl/Pushy
    I`ve been going to St james and all over the country watching the toon for over 30 years.So i aint no armchair fan you boring twat.

  • 400 liamHWTT // May 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Pardwho: Having injuries means a club likely ends up in relegation?

    He makes it sound like we’ve accomplished something massive this season staying up in light of such whacky unusual circumstances, like dealing with injuries.

    Yeah no other club has to worry about that or else they’d be in 17th place start of second to last week too.

  • 401 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Matthias Ostrzolek Augsburg German u-21 player.

  • 402 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    No plain Saylor

    Some big clubs dropping!

    I’d have a look at Eren Derdiyok of Hoffenheim. A player we’ve been linked with in the past.

  • 403 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 9:56 PM


    vukic reminds me of a mix of berbatov and gerrard

    great touch and turn but can’t half bang it from 30 yards too

    looked a real player, hope he really comes through

  • 404 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM


  • 405 WWYCD // May 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Hoffenhiem went down too? Big names going down means picking their bones wouldn’t be a bad idea.

    I don’t see him coming throw. Kids made of glass and has been for a long time. hesbeen at the club a long time as well and made no impact because he’s always injured…I just don’t see it happening mate

  • 406 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    vuckic reminds me of bruce forsyth can barely move and will prob have both hips replaced soon

  • 407 9 // May 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Beatiee @388
    Nice question. My main point is, he ain’t going so don’t waste time speculating otherwise.

  • 408 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Eren Derdiyok his goal record this season have been awful. And his value have gone down. Anybody know why?

  • 409 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM


    I’m not speculating just asking for your honest opinion.

  • 410 Beattie25 // May 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM


    Think he’s been injured.

  • 411 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM


    i’m always impressed with him considering he is a young lad who barely plays due to injury, if thats what he looks like when rusty he must be good if he gets a run

  • 412 No Plain Saylor // May 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Thank fcuk we aren’t another big club droppin!
    Although if this joker’s in charge next season . . . 🙁
    Anyway Im gonna make something to eat before motd, good luck lads.
    Hopefully we’ll wake up to Pardew collecting his things (including Jonas and Shola)

  • 413 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Tbh ive been underwhelmed he has flashes but the lad is slow and is easily muscled off the ball
    he wont ever get a run because the lad is an injury disaster and we’ve had far too many players like him
    we paid a decent fee for the lad and have had nothing from him need to move on because the lad will prob not make it

  • 414 papscrunt // May 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Not a fan of derdiyok at all myself. Seen him play about 6 or 7 times and did nothing at all each time. I believe he’s best goal scoring season in only 11 or 12 goals.

  • 415 breno95 // May 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Summer rebuild:-
    Shola – retire
    Harper – retire
    Williamson – £2m
    Saylor – £4m
    Raylor – termination of contract
    Obertan – £2m
    Perch -£2m
    Tiote – £6m
    Gosling – £1m
    Amalfitano – £500k
    Jonas – £2m
    Cisse – £9m
    Elliott – £1m
    Total sales value £30.5m

    Kasper Schmiecal – £3m
    Sorenson – free
    Douglas – free
    Sakho – £10m
    Butner – £3m
    Siem de Jong – £8m
    Boudebouz – £3m
    Bony – £10m
    Kone – £4m
    Remy – £8m
    Total gross spend £49m.
    Total Net summer spend £18.5m

    New full squad for 13/14 season:-
    Krul Schmiecal Sorenson

    Debuchy Simpson

    Haidarra Butner

    Colo Mbwia Sakho Douglas

    Sissoko Cabaye Anita Siem de Jong Bigiramana

    HBA Boudebouz

    Marveaux Santon Sinclair

    Bony Remy Kone Gouffran

    New 25 man squad for next year. I forgot to list Scott Sinclair so with his addition the NET spend would be approx £26m.

    The only remaining issue is the appointment of a new manager to get the best out of the above, play good football and start to challenge and avoid a repeat of this current campaign.

    Over to you lads to tear my choice apart???

  • 416 elpaso_geordie // May 12, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Pardew’s latest comments about how he seems overjoyed we aren’t in Europa League !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Astonishing really
    What are our players meant to think that we don’t want to qualify for the Europa ? what message does that send out cos we sure aren’t gonna finish in top 4 anytime soon.
    Honestly think Pardew has either no brain and doesn’t realise what he is saying or our ambition is finish 8-10 th every year buying cheap and selling big.
    Looking forward to the next 7 years then

  • 417 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    must have been a good game to go to today,im going to the Arsenal game on Sunday really don’t know what type of atmosphere it will be,whether it’s hoping for a win or a chance to show our displeasure,not sure if we really deserve to win and finish in a possible tenth,I think winning and finishing tenth could do an injustice to our overall season performance .

  • 418 yo-yo // May 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Nobody seems to have mentioned that our two favourite teams, Sunderland AFC and Aston Villa AFC are the two favourites for the drop if Wigan do a Houdini

  • 419 Transfer Sage // May 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM


    yeh i dont think he will make it but i really do like him, just have to disagree on the topic haha

    agree we might have to let him go though, can’t keep players on the wage bill who are never fit

  • 420 manxpie // May 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    beattie i wouldn’t be pleased because at the end of the day what is potential without it being realised?
    how many players with potential have you seen over the years that have been shit?

  • 421 Mister Tuff // May 12, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    daztoon @392 ——-I’m not really into name calling others on the blog so I suggest -(graciously) it would be better if you withdraw your remarks to Ian Toon – I just do not think it was appropriate accusing him of being boring.

  • 422 toonarmydownsouth // May 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Was a great game to go to purely for the atmosphere
    The game tbh was what i expected nervy and scrappy!

    It was the best shit match ive ever been too 😉
    Would love to go to the arsenal game but simply cant afford it

  • 423 papscrunt // May 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I don’t think wholesale changes are the way tbh. This horrible scrap is probably the best grounding for the lads who signed in Jan. We have the basis of a good team, a team that needs proper coaching and direction.

  • 424 mot7 // May 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Sounds and looks good but by the time the club has had to grease the palm of the agents for all them new signings it would cost another 10mill

  • 425 El Sleeve // May 12, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    so many of u are willing to give pards another chance.

    wow, i mean, wow. have we been watching teh same season?

    defending one goal leads
    losing to reading at home
    wheres anita?
    motivational techniques of a manic depressive 17 year old

    i could go on but its late and im tired but im getting stuck in first thing tomorrow to the pro pards brigade

    pards needs a new attacking coach, def coach, fitness coach….. no, we just need an entire new mgmt team!

    for crying out loud, continuity is excellent choice when you have the right man in charge.

    pards is not this man. he only has losing streaks and losing records at every single team he’s managed. the guy is a chancer. complete chancer.

    also good point from before, if we still had souness or roder, would anyone call for stability?!

    im getting stuck into u all first thing tomorrow!!! g’night!

  • 426 9 // May 12, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Beattie @402
    OK, fair play: my honest opinion is quite straightforward, here it is:
    Footballing success depends on consistency.

  • 427 TimKrulFan // May 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Can’t wait to see Vuckic next season the thing is he will only get game time If Pards p*sses off.

  • 428 Sazzer // May 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    You might have some issues with the homegrown player rules.

  • 429 John Tudor // May 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    im over the moon at any 1 of the 3 dropping

  • 430 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    breno, if only, i would love it but i think the asking prices will be higher than that

    also is gouffran now a toon hero?, i may get his name on my jersey next year

  • 431 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    @Mister Tuff
    Sorry i meant really really boring

  • 432 NUFC STEVE // May 12, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Tiote worth 6 MILLION try puttin a 2 in front of it???? One bad season doesnt take away from him being the best tackling midfielder in the league???? why isnt anita on that list??

  • 433 nightfa11 // May 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    pardew: “I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 [next weekend], If I’m honest, I’m sure Spurs will – but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves.”

    fcuking idiot..

  • 434 Newcastle Brown Alien // May 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    “All that silly talk about rifts and that, all of those people can cry in their beer tonight because you can’t put in a performance like that, you can’t draw at West Brom, you can’t draw at West Ham and win here, if you have all that going on.”

    As if those results are good results for a team filled with internationals, who are linked with huge clubs and have high market values, WOW a draw with west ham, WOW a draw with the truly awful west brom (who got absolutely raped off terrible norwich) and a win against the worst team in the league, with the worst home scoring record ever, last year he could have said it after beatin man u or chelsea or liverpool, or even at the start after beating spurs, but not after 3 below average performances

  • 435 solano // May 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Today proved only how poor and devoid of ideas this team, management and club have become. We owe a large part of our survival today down to Rob Greene and Jose Bosingwa.
    Fat Ash is the only one who will be truly smiling tonight – for the rest of us it is pure relief.
    The false promises and platitudes from prima donnas will come next week as the merry go round starts again.
    Ian Toon is either drunk on our mediocrity or is trolling for an argument because there is no way 1600 fans were chanting in support of the Fatman – a look at his entourage as he sped up Bloomfonteind Road would tell you he doesn’t feel safe in his role though he understands the colour of fans’ and tv money!

  • 436 do the hatem shake // May 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    we r safe thank you pardew but step aside and give someone else ago you tried you failed we will always remember you for getting us 5th

  • 437 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    maybe Anita will get a game against Arsenal so Cabs can pass sideways and forward instead of backwards or lumping it.Anita offers the movement Cabs misses from our static midfield

  • 438 breno95 // May 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Take yr tinted glasses off NUFC Steve.
    There wont be a club in the world who would value Tiote at £26m.
    If he had only suffered a short dip in form then that would be different but fact is he has been terrible all season hence his value has slumped.
    As for Anita he is a better player hence that is why he would stay for me.

  • 439 bollance // May 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Anyone think pards has been told to play players who are to be sold. Would solve the conundrum to pards selection decisions??

  • 440 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Ian Toon
    You boring tw@t did you meet Carl today or did you sit in your bedroom trying to listen to radio Newcastle .

  • 441 nightfa11 // May 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM


    that would be stupid..considering we almost got relegated.. if there werent for cisses last minute goals, QPR would be ahead of us:)

  • 442 nick_9 // May 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    26 million for Tiote? Yeah alright.

    I actually dont mind Pardew………… when he keeps his gob shut. His latest comments about the Arsenal game and our recent performances really leave you asking questions about his mindset. I think i will refrain from reading his interviews now as they just anger me.

    Its nice to stay up but having had aspirations of a top 8 finish its not all that great in a season in which Wigan and Swansea have won cups playing decent football. We seem to be going backwards. If Pardew gets another season i best see improvements otherwise i dont think i can take 19 games at SJP and will revert to away games again.

  • 443 daztoon-anti christ is that the time // May 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    @Jail for Ashley
    They shared the seat 😉

  • 444 Novocastrian66 // May 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    It was a relief to win today. The game was much the same as most games this season. We sat too deep and invited them on. It’s was only after conceding a ridiculous penalty that we took the game to QPR and pressed them in their half.
    Once we took the lead it was back to the usual formula. Sit an contain. I cannot go through another season of that drivel. The thing is if, and I know it’s a big if, results go our way we could finish tenth.
    Pardew and perhaps Ashley would see that as an achievement.
    I can hear Pardew now sitting on the Goals on Sunday sofa.
    “We finished fifth in my first full season. In the next season we got to the quarter final of the UEFA cup and finished tenth. I don’t know why I was sacked.”
    Facts don’t always tell the full story.

  • 445 SupaToonKid // May 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Let’s be honest, Pardew needs to go now. This season has proved how inept he has been. I could bullet point all his tactical mishaps & ridiculous outbursts but all has been said before.

    Now Mike has to act and bring in a good, youngish, modern manager who can get our players playing the way they and us fans want them to play: positively, exciting & well. A lot of names have been bandied around and notably Rafa Benitez. Rafa would be a huge improvement but I think we need younger blood & somebody who Ashley would realistically pay wages for.

    I’d take a look at either Roberto Martinez or Michael Laudrup. Laudrup has a great understanding of the game and he sets his sides out to pass the ball & play football how it should be also his players are always looking to retain possession. Laudrup has a great understanding of the Spanish market to hence some of his great signings he’s made for Swansea.

    Martinez, though, is my first choice. At only 39 he has had a remarkable managerial career so far. He established Swansea’s wonderful to watch style of play and got them promotion to the Championship. The way Swansea play today is down to his initial work and their chairman Huw Jenkins has pursued this Matinez-esque style with similar managers e.g. Paulo Sousa, Brendan Rodgers & now Michael Laudrup. At Wigan, Martinez has maintained this great footballing style & got them to play some magnificent stuff.

    People may say that he’s always fighting relegation with Wigan but what do you expect with the lack of funds available and losing his best players all the time. It’s remarkable how he’s managed to maintain their status for so long. He instills a passion in his players to win but always insists on playing football in a positive way.

    Martinez would be superb for us as he would get us playing entertaining, attacking football but also give the player’s pride & passion (whatever their nationality). He’s experienced but still very young in managing terms so he could with more money money & more international quality players here could really mould us into a top 7 side. As well he does have good scouts in the Hispanic countries so add them to Graham Carr’s team. He’s won a trophy too with the FA Cup and Wigan’s squad is much smaller than ours and they still may even stay up.

    Ashley please: Pardew Out & Martinez In!

  • 446 Dondatta13 // May 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    If we get beat off Arsenal 0-4….. There will be hell on… Can you imagine the F.A’S investigation?

  • 447 Sav // May 13, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Can’t see the point in getting a twisted face over this managerial debate.
    Mike Ashley is in a good mood and if Wigan go down, he’ll be in an even better one. Be that as it may, its his call. his call and no-one else’s. I think we will spend a bit in the summer and I think we know where the gaps are, with the bones of a decent, settled side. If the pitches aren’t baked hard, SA will make for a decent pre-season. There’s no ruddy ANC to disrupt our winter and a World Cup to keep everyone one his toes.
    Roll on August. Woohoo!

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