Pardew – Thank God We’re Not In Europa League Next Season


Newcastle got their first win in six games this afternoon, and climbed four places in the table to 13th – and if we can beat Arsenal next Sunday, and that will not be easy, we have a chance to finish even higher in the league, and we could get up to 10th place – – if all the results go for us next Sunday – which would be unbelievable.

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Yoan Gouffran celebrates after scoring a great opportunist goal

Alan Pardew was simply delighted that Newcastle were finally safe after a very tough second half today, and the defense with Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa and Mike Williamson having excellent games at the back – was the key.

We had mentioned when Williamson was included in the side in place of Steven Taylor who was sick, that Mike can play well in big games, and he again didn’t let the side down today – and all credit to him.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game to reporters:

“We got an important result today,” “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.” “I’m very pleased.”

“It was a very important game for this football club. Particularly this year with the finance of the Premier League.”“I thought both penalties were dubious.”

“We played well after that, showed great resilience and it is massive for the North-East to have a team in the Premier League.” “Accusations of a ‘rift’ are absolutely ridiculous. Those that made them will be sobbing in their beer today,”

“I think if I put my best eleven out every week we would be a top-eight side but I’ve only been able to put it out three times at most. It’s an unforgiving league and if you look at this division, the likes of Swansea and West Brom are only five or six points ahead of us.”

“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.”

We must go all put for a win against Arsenal next Sunday – and who knows if we can get a win – then we’ll finish this terrible season off in style – which would be good.

That has to be the major goal now. and since we get £800K for each place in the League table, Newcastle will not do too bad if we can finish near the middle of the table this season.

And it will also help our recruitment in the summer – which is likely to be an exciting time for Newcastle fans.

We hope it will be an   an exciting time for Newcastle fans. 😀

We must try for top six again next season and turn this thing around.

But hey – we are safe – and that’s just fantastic.

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133 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    May 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Single handedly the worst comment given by any nufc manager since Pardew last opened his mouth.

    Absolutely disgraceful

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  • nightfa11

    May 12, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #2

    sensible words for a “wee club”…fcuking retard..sack him now!

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully we will be saying Thank god we are not in your control yah jobby pardew

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  • 9

    May 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Obviously odious comments by our manager. But everybody (I assume) can see where he’s coming from: We’re safe now, nothing else matters.

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  • NUFC STEVE

    May 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #5

    RAFA OR BLANC that is the question??? What a twat of a man. Please sack him now ashely!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #6

    I honestly think the man has had a nervous breakdown.

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  • nick_9

    May 12, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Thank god we didn’t finish in a european position this season, its much better fighting relegation or mid table mediocrity. It pains me to see the likes of Wigan and Swansea winning cups and Alan wishing away the thought of extra games. Why do we even bother competing at all?

    Surely he should be saying “bring europe on, we have learned lessons from the experience”

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  • elpaso_geordie

    May 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #8

    He must have loved Sunderland and Liverpool at home then. D*ck

    Yeah thank god we aren’t in Europe next year eh ???
    looking forward to a nosebleeding 10th placed finish and early cup exits again next year — sure as hell wouldn’t want to qualify for that Europa again….
    What a W**ker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • bollance

    May 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Nightfa11

    There have been some selection question marks. Anita has only just joined the club and so will not be sold soon. Tiote or Gutierez are reaching the end of their toon careers. If they do not play they are not in the shop window.

    Not such a ‘stupid’ comment anymore. It does not take a genius to realise what I implied. Next time I will elaborate to help u out.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #10

    he may as well have said, thank god we don’t get extra funding, the ability to develop younger players, the chance to play great teams and players, get more ticket money, and thank god we won’t atrract many big names to us as we are DO NOT WANT ANY OF THAT, i hope he reads his comments back and leaves, what a shambolic man

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #11

    @Jail for Ashley
    They shared the seat 😉

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  • Rainrix

    May 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #12

    No one can defend these comments. They’re the hypocritical ramblings of a doomed man. I only hope he’s been told the news all of us want

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 12, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah cos the fans are gonna be enjoying themselves if we’re 4-0 down. What an utter bellend.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #14

    bollance
    ?????

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    May 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Oh and thank god we’re not in the Europa League is the killer. Ambition? Cretin.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    May 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Someone buy ‘Arry a bottle of fizz, he must have really worked hard gift wrapping those goals.

    A bit like watching the TV wrestling in the 1960s, except without the skills. The QPR fans should have been refunded and compensated – an utterly embarrassing exhibition by all concerned. Heads should have been hung in shame rather then the air being punched.

    Still one less ‘big fish’ in the Championship pond to worry about next season, eh ‘Arry?

    ,i>’…it was pure showbiz right from the start’ Jackie “Mr TV” Pallo

    Never a truer word. R.I.P. Jackie.

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  • dubzy

    May 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #17

    I tell u all now….this man is not getting sacked and he loves it….with tha 8yr contract, he got Ashley in his pocket. Simplez

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  • true toon

    May 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #18

    “I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 if I’m honest ” – AP

    OMG, we are trusting this guy to bring us trophies and challenge for Champions league spot? 8 years contract? What dumb comments .. No wonder we are just a Wee club in the North. We are suppose to be in the class of Spurs, Gunners and blues but in reality , we are closer to the likes of Wigan, Bolton, Boro according to AP .

    7 more years of relegation battles to come !

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  • yo-yo

    May 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #19

    These comments are as much evidence as you need that he’s toast. No coach/manager says they that don’t care about the last home game of the season being a 4-0 drubbing if they are expcting to stay in their job. It’s not simply a facetious comment – it is a public resignation. (not that ANY fan could ‘enjoy’ that)

    I was wrong earlier thinking it was him off the cuff being drunk with survival.

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  • Novocastrian66

    May 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #20

    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.

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  • toon252

    May 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #21

    He’s an idiot –

    A few days ago he said “last season was milk and honey, but the fans can’t expect to get milk and honey every season”

    What he basically is saying is that we are a small club and shouldn’t challenge the top 6 every year. He is a complete and utter idiot

    Now he’s saying thank god we’re not in Europa – So we shouldn’t aim for Europe? I really don’t like the guy and any fan who does is mad – He would be happy for us to finish 10-12th every year and not progress.

    He sees not getting us relegated as an achievement, no Alan it isn’t. No Alan the fans don’t want to see us get beat 4-0 at home after we have conceded 9 in our last two home games.

    Get out of our club. If any fan is happy to finish 12th every year and not have European nights again then why don’t you go support the mackems you retards!

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  • magpieboom_6

    May 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #22

    What a clown this guy is.

    As mentioned before, is he happy battling for our PL status versus playing a few extra games against some top teams across Europe?

    He needs to go. Right after the Arsenal game. Gone. His talk and tactics are just utter nonsense.

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  • nightfa11

    May 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #23

    bollance

    i still think its stupid..if we got relegated we would lose 80 mio..ok..wed get 15 back for tiote & jonas..”wow” & if we got relegated anita would want out as well.. whod want to play for a clueless manager in coca fckin cola, who never gave him a fair chance..

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  • nick_9

    May 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Thank god we’re not in europe and doesn’t care if we lose 4:0 now after losing 3:0 to our rivals and 6:0 in the last game. Seriously cannot believe a manager would make those comments. He is more arrogant than kinnear, i have developed a strong disliking for Pardew lately so its going to take a lot to change that now. Never been one to boo but i don’t mind admitting i cant stand him

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  • Robin_S

    May 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #25

    To be fair he’s probably right

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  • magpieboom_6

    May 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #26

    And he doesn’t care if Arsenal throttles us 4-0 next weekend????!!!! With the $$$$$ at stake for league positions, I’m pretty sure MA’s going to care.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #27

    daztoon ,
    In their mams bedroom or Paris Disneylland

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  • Nojdani

    May 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #28

    A home win is unlikely but not impossible.

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  • breno95

    May 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #29

    What a ridiculous statement to give to the press.
    What inspiration do comments like that give to the players.
    Its no wonder we have had trouble signing players if AP has been trying to sell his ideas of ambition. If i am mistaken after Remy chose QPR Mike Ashley dealt directly with transfers and we all know what happened then. We got 5 in 7 days.

    As AP said himself, we are a massive club and the least we should have is a manager that wants to win and play against the best at home and in Europe.

    Ashley cannot continue to allow this man to be the voice of NUFC as he is a complete and total embarrassment.

    I want a new manager, the 25 man squad i posted on the last thread and i might, just might renew my ticket for next season. If we get turned over next week i for one wont be full of joy. Plus i want a set up that has a desire to achieve trophies and europe not one that is happy to scrap year on year.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Disgusting comment from Pardew, almost as disgusting as the racist homophobic comment made by Mark the Mag @174 in the previous thread.

    You’ve been reported by the way, don’t ever refer to an Irish man as “a potato eating terrorist” who is “queer” for playing “gaylic” football.

    It’s spelt Gaelic, which refers to our culture, one of which we are extremely proud of, you inbred mongoloid.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #31

    What manager can put his best 11 out every week.The man is in cloud cuckoo land.

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  • 9

    May 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Dire comments, above, on our manager. Be brave, lads, he’ll be with us next season, who knows where we’ll end up? (Clue: he managed us all last season, where did we end up?)

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  • nick_9

    May 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Its nice to see managers like Ferguson and Moyes showing heart today and also bill kenwright. Last manager i chanted the name of was hughton, what i would give for a lovable manager and chairman

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  • yo-yo

    May 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon 252

    At the end of last season he said the proof of success would be repeating the achievement of last season’s finish again – that is consistency..

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  • bollance

    May 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Jfa

    I have kept a close eye on the blog and watching all the games plus nufc news / rumours.

    Relieved we are safe. Suggested a while back pards will go at the end of the season and players will be sold so we can bring in a decent manager with a the lure of a hefty war chest.

    To be honest I am worried that getting rid of pards could take us backwards. It is not an easy decision to make and who can we realistically attract. Who makes the decision about the right man to take us forward? Board of directors, led by DL and MA. Now do u get what I mean.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Tired of people defending him, or his comments. I’m feeling what others felt when I was once a staunch defender of this brain dead idiot.

    He’s a disgrace to this football club.

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  • magpieboom_6

    May 12, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #37

    @34

    AP’s clearly manic or delusional or an all out idiot.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #38

    @Jail for Ashley
    lol.
    Enjoy the Arsenal match bud rather you than me parting with cash to watch that tripe served up

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Can we now say well done Hoots over the moon for him.

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  • yo-yo

    May 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Ruddy

    We always used to call our Irish lads ‘bog trotters’ or ‘navvies’ when I was at school 🙂

    Gaelic football is not a game for the ‘fey’ either !

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