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Pardew Could Go After This Top Wigan Midfielder

12:19 am, Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 136 Comments

There are rumors going around (what’s new) that Alan Pardew will want to bring in players this summer who have some Premier League experience, and he also may want to bring in some British players.

james mccarthy

James McCarthy – Newcastle interested?

If we assume Wigan will go down – they have to win tonight’s game at Arsenal and then at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, and while we can see them getting 3 points against Villa – it could be difficult for them to get a win tonight at the Emirates.

The teams in jeopardy if Wigan do win their last two games are Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham and Southampton – although if Wigan lose tonight at Arsenal they will be relegated.

But they won there last season, and everybody thought they would get trounced by Manchester City at Wembley, but they were the better side and won with a 90th minute goal by substitute Ben Watson.

It was a great win for Wigan and great for football, that a small club which has little money to spend on players, could beat Manchester City – who have spent £850M on players since August of 2008. Well maybe City didn’t spend enough.

It’s an assumption that Wigan will go down this season, although they’ve survived for the last three seasons under manager Roberto Martinez.

But if they do drop down to the Championship, the Lancashire club may be willing to let some of their players go – and a good signing for Newcastle could be 22 year-old central midfielder James McCarthy, who was born in Glasgow in 1990, but has preferred to play for Ireland, where he has 12 full caps.

James is already a good player and can only get better – and he signed for Wigan from Hamilton Academical in 2009, on a five-year deal, and the lad signed a new five-year deal in 2011.

He made his  Hamilton Academicals debut a couple of days before he turned 16 in 2006, and ended up playing 110 times with 15 goals for the Scottish club, before joining Wigan when he was 19 in 2009.

James has played 125 times with 8 goals for Wigan, and he could be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle – if he’s available.

What do you think?

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136 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Black and white army I only hear what people r saying but it would make sense to buy UK who r young and can progress I have a soft spot for caulker I like him when he was on loan at swansea I think it was then nothing just a game here and there he scores goals from corners free kicks and is quick and good at tackling I hope we snap him up before someone else.

  • 2 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM


    what i like most about Caulker is that he can play RB as well
    he could easily put Debuchy under pressure for a RB role and also put Taylor under pressure for CB

  • 3 ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~ // May 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    If we are going after british players with BPL experience, two lads I would like to see join are

    1. Adam Le Fondre – Despite his french sounding name, he is classified as British and can be selected for the England Squad. (If im not mistaken). He can be our Strolla Replacement.

    2. Townsend – can be our Obertan replacement. Imo a much better player then Obertan and more attack minded then Jonas

  • 4 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    James McCarthy to Newcastle any day also bring in Macmanaman ( spelling )

  • 5 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    black and white army Yeah m8 he reminds of a faster mica richards also younger and far better at defending I hope we sign someone like this as colo replacement id be happy with that rather than going to france again I like Sakho but he will take alot of time to settle just like Mbiwa who will class given time and coached right.

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    i’ll go for Hughes from Derby what a cracking young player could easily fit into our first team

  • 7 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Tim Krul – 3 seasons in the PL
    Danny Simpson – 4 seasons in the PL
    Steven Taylor – 10 seasons in the PL
    Fab Colo – 4 seasons in the PL
    Davide Santon – 2 seasons in the PL
    Cheik Tiote – 3 seasons in the PL
    Yohann Cabaye – 2 seasons in the PL
    Moussa Sissoko – Half a season in the PL
    HBA – 3 seasons in the PL
    Jonas Gutierrez – 4 seasons in the PL
    Papiss Cisse – 1 1/2 seasons in the PL

    I don’t think we’re lacking too much on PL experience?!

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM


    bring them both through we could do with rotation players if were ever gonna challenge for top 4 spot

  • 9 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    McCarthy would be amazing Ive watched since he was a young lad in scotland playing for Hamilton Acc’s he has so much talent also Mcmanaman is pure class I dont care about the tackle it was a mistake all players including Cabs and Tiote could make a really bad tackle anytime.

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM


    true mate, this makes me wonder why Pardew said we haven’t got PL experience what a dipstick

  • 11 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Black and White Army I would like Sakho he is so strong and well orginsed but to many captains causes problems we have Mbiwa Colo Cabs add Sakho we may have a problem Ive just heard as well Cabs is off to PSG and we r after Joe Allen as a replacement any thoughts?

  • 12 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Why would anyone want small nippy wingers. They can’t win headers when the ball is hoofed up field.

    We need Crouch, Zigic and Carroll.

  • 13 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Beattie Ive said all along that we don’t lack exp just leadership there has been no communication from the bench to the players esp the french one’s who need help to settle Cabs is not a capt and if colo goes who will take the mantle to many players think they have what it takes but I dont see a leader in our team yet.

  • 14 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM


    give it time mate i’m sure Pardew could turn nippy wingers into non-existence players or he will play them as DM lol

  • 15 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    what about Taylor for captain? but saying that he hardly puts in a full season.

  • 16 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    I still can’t get over him taking off Haidara and puting Jonas LB and also not playing anita even at full back where he has played most of his career thats when I changed my mind on him we had Obertan sitting after he had scored 3 for the U21’s no wonder we play with no confidence he never gives them any chances.

  • 17 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Taylor never plays enough games to be capt Im not sure who id like to be capt we need a Nolan in our team someone who will bleed Black and White and I just don’t see it in any of our players.

  • 18 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM


    same here, i still can’t get over the fact that he puts shola on instead of young Campbell, with enough playing time i think Campbell could be the next Rooney or even better

  • 19 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    well with Pard’s in charged and if Colo leaves i can guarantee that Jonas will be Captain

  • 20 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Black and Whte Army Campbell is a great little player but I feel he is to scared yet to play in the prem we should of sent him on loan to a championship team then seen what he can do not play him for the U21’s only I really feel sorry for any kids that join our team they just sit and watch knowing they will be let go later it’s shocking.

  • 21 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Black and Whte Army Jonas is a great graffter but not a good leader or footballer every defender knows his moves and he just falls over they counter and score it’s another joke that need’s sorted if we had Redmund and Sinclair pards would have to play to there feet that would help Cabs and Ben-Arfa and also Cisse who scored most of his great goals to his feet turning and striking.

  • 22 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    If Pardew is going to stay we have to back him by signing players he can work with.

    If they ain’t going to sack him then at least buy players who can fit into his shit system so we don’t have to watch great players go to waste.

    I’d rather sell all our top stars and bring in Carlton Cole types if Alan does stay because if we can’t enjoy good football we might as well watch the shit with people who can effectively carry out the gameplay of our master tactician.

    Out: Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko, Goofy, Cisse, Marv, Ober, Santon, Debuchy, M’bwia & Anita

    In: Noble, Whealen, Sidwell, Carlton Cole, Grant Holt, Etherington, Marc Wilson, Joey O’Brien, Kèbe, Huth, & Delap

  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    true mate iv’e also been waiting for Street to come through but injury has cost him, it’s a shame though the lads have got a lot of potential going to waste here so hopefully they get loaned out in the championship to get first team experience

  • 24 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Repost respons to Hazzy1
    If those are lined up and new manager is coming on. I would assume he’s british or Pardew still in charge. With two Tottenham players it smells like The Red Hairy one.

    Could be that they want to upgrade our homegrown squad.
    Puncheon would be free? Jonas (Hope)
    Caulker 10ish m £ ? Colo/Taylor
    Redmond 3ish m £ … Ferguson/R.Taylor
    Huddlestone 6is m £ Abeid
    Rhodes 7ish m £…Sammy
    Tomkins 5ish m £…Willo
    Carroll 12ish m £… Shola
    James Mccarthy … Perch

  • 25 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM


    mate i honestly think he will stay, after the QPR game i saw Pardew keep looking at MA & DL and they were both excited and cheering each other on, which in some case means he’s staying.

  • 26 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    We must get those special towels that Stoke has as well. And that super sub they have Michael Owen.

  • 27 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Sazzer No m8 it’s Rafa that ive been hearing no one else and it may well be replacement’s or to add our small squad but either way id still like it to happen not sure all will come maybe to much to hope for but half would be good.

  • 28 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Do you not agree then to just sign players Pardew is capable of using?

    No point giving gourmet food to a chef whose only ever tossed burgers at McDonald’s.

    Give the tosser meat, buns and onions.

  • 29 Novocastrian66 // May 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Beattie; that’s what is known as cutting yor nose off to spite your face.

  • 30 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

  • 31 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Why would it be cutting a nose off?

    Surely it would be beneficial to everyone involved and might improve results?

    I’d rather have Carlton Cole if Pardew wants to play target man/lone striker.

  • 32 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Beattie U make sense if we r to play Hoof Ball Cole and Carroll would scare most defences at corners but I think pards is trying to play good footie he just doesn’t know how .

  • 33 Black and White with an army lol // May 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM


    not really mate known Pardew he will get the players in to play hoofball then he might suddenly change his ways and tell them to play the ball on the ground and attack even though he’s lost his technical and flair players

  • 34 JackButler // May 14, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Alan Pardew must currently reside’s in 1973 with the speed of his backtracking over recent comments about Ashley, Llambias and that disgusting ‘I don’t care if we lose 0-4′.

    But on the plus side at least his tactics will be up to date with him back in the 70’s

  • 35 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Listen pards just needs to think back to what was in his book last yr when went on that run playing 4-3-3 and scoring for fun it’s that simple and he needs to kick tiote back to holland he has lost all respect never fight’s anymore last yr he chased every ball scaring all players now he looks like a kitten.

  • 36 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:02 AM


    He doesn’t know how and never will.

    His entire career as a manager and player has centred around hoofing forward.

    Ever since he burst onto the scene as an amature footballer be has been a part of long ball football.

    It isn’t his fault.

    How could a man conduct an orchestra if all he’s ever done is play bongos in his own bedroom?

  • 37 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    B & W

    That would be hilarious if we signed a load if crap and played decent football.

  • 38 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Beattie like I just posted he can play good attacking footie he has lost the page in his book lol he said we were playing 4-3-3 in a few games but what I seen was 4-5-1 most games.

  • 39 stuart no9 // May 14, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    just a quick message for all you that thought pardew was “only joking “when he mentioned getting beat off arsenal 4-0.
    I know 4 managers who would not even thought of that entering their head, let alone say it.
    sir alex- mourino -moyes-benitez
    4 of the top managers around, thats why they are top managers. then we our own stupid f;;;king idiot who has just survived the drop because we played the worst side in the prem, and were given 2 goals by a very kind QPR. and he comes out with a statement like that.
    how the f//k can we be happy watching our team get a drubbing at home . he said the wrong thing at the wrong time. alan your a pr”’k.. keep your gob shut.

  • 40 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    B&W lets just get pulis and be done with lol. we should be called Stoke(2). I want barca/swansea/wigan i know wigan but they play really good football and always on the floor id love us to like Arsenal but that will never happen.

  • 41 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM


    I think his tactics are older than 1970’s.

    When Moses brought down the tablets with the 10 commandments written on from mount Sinai there was a line drawn through some writing before commandment number 1 that said ‘Shola on after 70 mins’.

  • 42 beefman13 // May 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Its so obvious that our Manager likes to play with the target man, I still feel we are interested in Crroll if a deal could be sorted, and 435 corners without a goal would surely be a forgotton statistic wi big andy in the team,LIKE HAS BEEN SAID, PARDEW WONT CHANGE HIS STYLE AS HE IS FAR TO EGO DRIVEN TO BE PROVED WRONG.

    I hate his survival football, all designed to keep him in a job, and all this for the fans nonsence he comes out with, I cant remember ever being entertained the least by a toon team, and a team filled with internationals as well.

    Oh, Shaun Mahlony is a terrific kid, been so impressed with the lad, he is like Guthrie in some ways but twice as good. 5 million and he might just be persuaded to come to the Cathederal !?!?!

  • 43 Novocastrian66 // May 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Just for the record. I thought Williamson was excellent on Sunday. I’ve put my tin hat on!

  • 44 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    If we played the way Wigan played them by virtue of us having much better players we’d achieve much better results than they.

  • 45 Novocastrian66 // May 14, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Hazzy we cannot be called Stoke 2 as we are rubbish at set plays.

  • 46 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:11 AM


    I think the 4-3-3 was a mistake he made on his notepad.

    He was probably doing sums or writing down a phone number and got confused.

  • 47 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Novo I agree m8 he was class every ball in he headed its the other side Im affraid of he can’t tackle or run lol even when he is in the box he can’t score I don’t get that he can clear all balls into our box easy but he can’t jump in there’s.

  • 48 Joe Blog // May 14, 2013 at 1:12 AM


    Bongos? You must have watched the Richard Feynman doc, last night? ;)

  • 49 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Beattie that sound s about right but he needs to do some more sum’s then our just guess cause sitting there watching us being ripped after half time every game is a joke and playing for a 1-0 is suicide.

  • 50 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Joe Blog

    No, but I’m off to investigate that as I look for some nighttime viewing.

  • 51 HAZZY1 // May 14, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Nite all hopefully Torq has good news when I get up.

  • 52 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM


    I think the only option left is to assassinate Pardew, kidnap Mourinho, give him reconstructive surgery and teach him how to talk utter rubbish and then Pardew can succeed.

  • 53 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    I’m not sure that 30 year old Shaun Maloney sees himself as kid.

    He’s should be on the list but not on top of the list. It depends on price and what else we can get.

  • 54 nick_9 // May 14, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Maloney is a very good player, shame about his age though

  • 55 beefman13 // May 14, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Sazzer, you could get 3 very good years out of a player like Mahlony, to be fair I did not realise he was 30 but 30 these days is probably 33 in the days gone by ie 60/70/80`s its a bit like boxing, the fighters are going on well in their thirties without being called ancient, I remember harry carpenter being astounded at Ali winning the title back at 32, the klitchcos are still bowling kids out at 40 years old without questions being asked, different world now conditioning and fitness wise and diatry of course.

  • 56 cockneymagpie90 // May 14, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    My number one question to Pardew would be…
    Why have you left inform creative flair players on the bench ie Marvo, Anita, BenArfa, Campbell and played out of form players ie Tiote, Guti and Shola in ahead of them?

    He couldnt possibly answer that, could he?… Oh wait!… This is Pardew we’re talking about, ofcourse he’ll have an answer!

    Scarecrow c**t!

  • 57 cockneymagpie90 // May 14, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    My number one question to Pardew would be…
    Why have you left inform creative flair players on the bench ie Marvo, Anita, BenArfa, Campbell and played out of form players ie Tiote, Guti and Shola in ahead of them?

    He couldnt possibly answer that, could he?… Oh wait!… This is Pardew we’re talking about, ofcourse he’ll have an answer!

    Scarecrow c***!

  • 58 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    City decided to sack Mancini to hire last years manager of the year. The say it’s they are going for long-term strategy from now on and Alan Pardew know all about that. Real Madrid is preparing a bid for Tevez to replace Higauin and PSG are lining up bid for Aguero. Pardew is keen on keeping Dzeko. He also want to bring Carroll to replace Aguero. Jonas to replace David Silva that is wanted by Barcelona. Pardew also looking over the possiblity to sign Tiote.

  • 59 Beattie25 // May 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    I used to dream of playing for nufc in the FA cup final and scoring the winning goal in injury time.

    Now I dream that a bare chested Jurgen Klopp rides into town on the back of a dark black steed to save me from the nightmare that is Alan Pardew.

    i wake and realise it was just a dream and that the nightmare is a reality. There is no escaping this horror.

    This is literally the worst time in my nufc supporting life and what’s more I have learnt that a lot of nufc fans are incredibly stupid. (Present company not included).

    That hurts more and it’s inescapable given the rise of social media.

    I literally think we have the best and worst fans in the country and that coupled with the owner, md and manager is why I am no longer proud to be a nufc supporter.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the club with all my heart but to have to share it with a fair few morons, a horrible cockney trio and a loan shark sponsor makes my pride shatter into a thousand pieces that reflect how it once was.

    Have your stability and enjoy it for as long as it takes for the primordial half wits to realise how great this club could be if we could be bothered to stand up and say no.

    History is littered with examples of how societies turned a blind eye away from trouble, how the didn’t want to face the truth, how they wanted the easy life instead of fighting for what is right.

    There will be a spark one day, a fire will tear through this club and those that fight the good fight for progress, for hope and for the fulfilment of dreams will remember those who turned the other cheek in the hope of stability.

    This club will be great once more and those accepting mediocrity will slow down the journey but won’t stop it.

  • 60 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Yes, so it depends on price and if we can get better or at least younger player like Boudebouz or Tadic. Valbuena would be another player similar to Maloney that I would make at least an enquiry about.

  • 61 cockneymagpie90 // May 14, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    F*****g hell Beattie i feel your pain man, well wrote!

  • 62 cockneymagpie90 // May 14, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Fcuking hell Beattie!! I feel your pain man, well wrote!

    You should deffinately write Ashley up a business plan to be the new manager!

    Pardew has sent me crazy.

  • 63 Sazzer // May 14, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Only way to escape a monster in a nightmare is to wake up.

    Good night!

    Guten Morgen! Klopp! Klopp!

  • 64 donkey // May 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    nice post Beattie25 i can forgive mike ashly for taking away st james park name can fogive him over dennis wise can fogive him selling andy carrol can forgive him for most things but not for still keeping alan pardew on as manager especially after sacking chris hughton for doing nothink wrong.AP FAILED AT READING WEST HAM CHARTON SOUTHAMTON so why do we now as fans have to put up with him

  • 65 Dondatta13 // May 14, 2013 at 3:04 AM


    What happens if we have another home stinker and we actually get beat 0-4 at home?

    Can you imagine the uproar?

    It would sully this clubs reputation to new, never before seen lows.

    He’s an idiot for even thinking those thoughts, I won’t mention what he is to actually utter them in a press interview.

    I just hope and pray that we don’t actually get beat 4-0 for the good of this club, the fans and football in general. It’s not within the realms of possibility that we get beat by that margin.

  • 66 Dondatta13 // May 14, 2013 at 4:18 AM


  • 67 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // May 14, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    @Phoenix – Le Fondre is definitely English- just listen to him speak!

    I think there are some very obvious players who need replacing this summer and with the new TV money coming in I think we need to actually show some ambition for once.

    A few who need replacing I believe are:
    Jonas – (Seems Pardew would still start him above Messi if we had him and if Jonas had one leg)
    Shola – it’s not funny anymore, Pardew brings him on almost every game with that same “Shola really added something a little different”…..
    Collocini – If he leaves, wish he was staying but it doesn’t look like it. Is his contract up? If not then DO NOT just let him leave to San Lorenzo simply because they can’t afford him!
    Gosling – never good enough.
    Williamson – Cannot pass. At all.
    Simpson – seems to have bad attitude, only need a backup to Debuchy though.

    Need a replacement for Ba. Someone with pace. Just not a target man for more hoof.

    Maybe Tiote – He has been utterly awful this season. Not breaking down attacks like he used to and his passing has been like a sunday league player.


  • 68 Widowmaker // May 14, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    A little surprised by Pardew somehow kept his job. For me, the problem is not league position, but his doubtful tactics and his handling of medias.

    Take his recent “joke” as an example, how would any of us enjoyed it with 3 consecutive trash at home?

    Don’t get me wrong, I will support the club under any conditions but I think the board has taken a risky decision. Pardew has lost the crowd if not the dressing room and the board is inviting pressures by keeping him. Well, they could still be proved right, but they will need a very good transfer window and a great start to next season.

  • 69 Dubaigeordie // May 14, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    if Villa take the drop i would love to see us going for atleast 2 of these players Agbonlahor, Benteke, weimenn, Delph,Nzogbia back or get some players from QPR who already look decent in the league Cesar, Remy, Taarabt, SWP the fact that some of them chose to go to QPR shows that they wanted to play in the prem no matter what so i am guessing some of them would be easy to sign up and no one else seems to be interested

  • 70 Zero // May 14, 2013 at 5:33 AM

    Looks like Pardwhos defense infront of an angry MA at such a shocking season will be, Injuries, not deep enough squad, bad luck, french players not used to the EPL.

    I can see him trying to persuade MA that british players are the way forward since they will play his hoofball tactics….. well this has already been shown to fail, just think what king kenny did at liverpool recently and how much money they wasted!

    I really hope he manages to insult MA some how and gets the sack.

  • 71 Dannyo // May 14, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    I’d rather have Mcmanaman tbh. Been on fire at the end of the season. Crazy acceleration and he uses it well.

  • 72 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    Iread the first 3 words of the headline

    Pardew could go


    Story of my life!

  • 73 JAMSHA // May 14, 2013 at 6:18 AM


    its funny few of ma muslim frnds drink alchol n frank acts like a saint

  • 74 spitfire_ // May 14, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    It’s make sense for Pardeaux to want players with experience in PL… especially in relegation battles… and James McCarthy is the right man… he will lose this season but anyway he is a warrior in relegation battles.

  • 75 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    The only reason pardew is still on the job and has been told that his job is safe is because MA is secretly looking for new manager, when he get the one he is looking for then bye bye pardew just like Houghton. If he’s been told that his job is unsafe, it could be big big problem within the team, he will try to unsettle the team. Imagine if he’s been told that he would be sack, what will he do to the team?

  • 76 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    I still think that there is a hope for new manager, MA is no fool.

  • 77 cyprus // May 14, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Here’s your challenge: Win this game, stay. Lose it, you’re out.
    Actually, that’s not fair, you’ve been under so much pressure for so long. BUT, please do not ‘throw’ this game, it would be highly embarrassing.

  • 78 cyprus // May 14, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    I don’t care where our players are from, this is 70’s talk, ED.
    What do we need? Well, what Wenger said a few years back: Skills, speed, intelligence.
    We are very slow in counter attacks and even Manu have won games just on those. (btw, Ober doesn’t qualify, I don’t want to elaborate).
    Also: not enough movement off the ball….
    Also: non-existent strategy in set plays. Do these people play drab zero zeros in training?

  • 79 hibbitonthewing // May 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Pardew has I think shown his true colours over the last 6 weeks.
    1. He has insufficient intellect to handle complex situations and change
    2. He’s a poor communicator under pressure
    3. He defaults to a defensive set up too quickly
    4. His empathy with the fans that he was building has now dissipated

    If the performance/results objective this season can be qualified with injuries & squad size(arguable), what does everyone think about other objectives he may have been set – a la Mancini. Such as:
    Youth development
    Training facilities
    Fitness and nutrition
    Injury prevention and management
    Team ethics and morale
    Commercial return(merchandising etc)
    On the surface it doesn’t seem like he’d score too highly…

  • 80 TimKrulFan // May 14, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Pardew better give Campbell 20 mins at least this is the time to do it.

  • 81 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Has anyone seen a 1-2 between toon players while attcking.

    Bet if we see training we would not see it happening.

  • 82 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // May 14, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    @78 I like that. No pressure and a good team to show his skillset against

  • 83 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Hamstring injuries to NUFC players

    Ben arfa -2

  • 84 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // May 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    @Indian we seem to have at least 3 players a season with a hamstring injury that keeps them out a while

  • 85 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 7:22 AM


    PPB can’t be a coincidence

  • 86 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // May 14, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    @Indian its weird but also an easy injury yo sustain. Coincidence? Or something more sinister?

  • 87 TorqToon // May 14, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Spitfire . You are spot on when you refer to potential targets as ‘warriors’ as we are in desperate need of proper battlers to help us when we are under the cosh!

    Good morning to you all, gents. :-)

  • 88 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Filled my survey in the chronicle.

    Lets hope what that A** puckerer lee ryder comes up with.

  • 89 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    * Lets see

  • 90 WWYCD // May 14, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

    Been our problem with a lot of this season

  • 91 stuart no9 // May 14, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    santon @ 73 ” for fear of unsettling the team ” bit late for that – pards has already done that. you watch , if pards did get the sack before sunday and say, beardsley took over for the last match., ok we may still get beat, but the quality of the football would be unrecognizable to the trash we watched last week at QPR sack pardew now, and lets enjoy the final day of the season.

  • 92 JAMSHA // May 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM


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  • 93 jimmysmith // May 14, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Rightly or wrongly I don’t think Pards will have too much trouble selling his you and Dennis will have to shoulder a lot of the blame schtick to Big Mike. There hardly a couple “football men”afterall, and the general consensus among the press anyway seems to be there were plenty of mitigating circumstances.

    Six of one, half dozen the other, if he stays or goes as far as I can tell. Although the Porky Spaniard would be alright. Wishful thinking though, I imagine.

  • 94 croftus5678 // May 14, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    williamson looked better than saylor or mbiwa has been playing in the last game so untill mbiwa gels maybe we need to keep him.

    i’m looking forward to see how we play against arsenal tbh with no pressure or expectation on them ! maybe we will be the team of last year.

  • 95 Jail for Ashley // May 14, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    This summer is going to be monumental,as if I suspect the players were told by Pardew last year that four top quality players were coming in and when they didn’t it dashed any European ambitions and performance bonuses of the players and therefore their morale,I can only assume that they have been assured of proper investment this year and if it transpires s that they have been dupedvagain then I’m sure we’ll see a flurry of transfer requests.

  • 96 WWYCD // May 14, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Or there will be a lot of players leaving and the squad will be very very different next season. Can work both ways

  • 97 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Morning all. Unrelated to us i know…. but mancini sacked? Wtf. Thats just stupid. Winning the title doesnt even give you one year of just missing targets? fa cup final and second in the league. We would sacrifice kittens to get anywhere near that!

  • 98 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Apparently everyone died?

  • 99 Rotonda heights // May 14, 2013 at 8:38 AM


    Exactly but Pardew stays no matter what. Mancini is unlucky and gets sacked for doing something Pardew could only ever dream of.

    Mancini partially failed, but Pardew has broken just about all the records going this season and for all the wrong reasons.

  • 100 Rotonda heights // May 14, 2013 at 8:40 AM


    We were playing the bottom club who had already been relegated. Don’t delude yourself Willo is still c..p

  • 101 Rotonda heights // May 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM


    I would hardly call Pardew a football man

  • 102 magpie6699 // May 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Ed – you shouldn’t start a headline with “Pardew could go….” – you might have caused some on this blog to have a coronary with excitement!

  • 103 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM


    I still think that MA is quietly shopping for manager right now. We still have one more game and each position in the league is 800k, he might think that pardew will be better than Beardsley against Arsenal or maybe Beardsley hasn’t got managerial certificate yet.

  • 104 martoon // May 14, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Markaccus looks like you killed the blog! Yes it’s not bad winning the premiership one year and the next year coming second and getting to the FA cup final – we would be in second heaven.

  • 105 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Rotonda. Yes mancini must think he has wronged someone in a former life.
    I have given up discussing pardew as people will never agree.
    I im open to discussion on who would be good as a replacement if he is to go though. A mate of mine really likes the benitez idea. Im not sure about him as a man but he does tend to bring a decent brand of footy.

  • 106 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM


    Marcello Lippi :)

  • 107 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Morning martoon. Football is just stupid when it comes to big clubs wanting success imediately if not sooner. It is very sad. Heres an idea…….MANCINI IN?

  • 108 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    It is one thing coming second and other thing coming second the way man city did.

  • 109 ToonDarnSarf // May 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Why can’t people just accept that Pardew can learn too? As long as he has the dressing room, he should stay. Only get rid of him if we’re looking like relegation candidates at Christmas.

  • 110 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    I seriously don’t get why people don’t want mrtinez.

  • 111 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Rotonda, Markaccus

    Remember what happened to Houghton? It will probably happen to pardew soon.

  • 112 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Santon….. hahaha yeah i can see that happening….then i will wake up :p

  • 113 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 8:52 AM


    Why not till the penultimate game of the season, like this one.

    In his 12-13 year career he has not learnt, why do you think all the excuses will go, players will play in their rightful positions. bizzare subsitutions will stop.

  • 114 Owldman // May 14, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Supposed to be an announcement by Toon 5.30 yesterday anybody heard anymore about what it was? Still waiting for some good news before Sunday .Haven’t decided to go or not cant imagine giving the team an ovation at the end & Pardew standing there lapping it up when he should be standing in the dole queue

  • 115 Jail for Ashley // May 14, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Tbh I don’t think any of the players would demand the type of fees we’re asking bar the reported 20M for Cabaye and maybe Lpool would risk 12/15M on HBA not sure if they wouldvaccept that though,if Collo stays I am more than happy with the defence despite all the goals they shipped,we definitely need to add a strikers and a winner capable of scoring about 8 goals plus a season.

  • 116 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Indian… on martinez… maybe some of us think that replacing pardew who has been in a relegation battle with us with another manager who, despite apparently attractive football, has been in a battle for a few seasons and will most probably go down.
    On mancini… yes it was a shock the way man c capitulated but surely a prem title gives you more lee way? Just my feelings on it but apparently the citeh fans still liked him

  • 117 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM


    Do you really think he can learn?
    I mentioned yesterday, pardew will never learn. There is saying “don’t fix it if it’s not broken”, pardew seems to think nothing broken, it’s just bad luck and officials, etc faults. He can’t acknowledge his mistake, according to him he hasn’t done anything wrong, it’s just bad luck and someone else fault, he can’t fix that and there is nothing to fix.

  • 118 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Should have added “is not a good idea” after “most probably go down” ….. i have left a floating comment lol

  • 119 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Santon…. can he fix it…. well without getting into the argument i will say what i did the other day… on the evidence of this season…. no. On the evidence of last season…yes. You might be right with comparing it with what happened to hughton. He will get until december and then kicked out if nothing changes.

  • 120 thepict // May 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    With regards to players bleeding black and white, if A.C comes back, how about him getting the arm band?

  • 121 Indian Magpie // May 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    As i Said yesterday.

    Pardew’s situation is like Steve Kean. He should have been sacked an year ago. before it got to where it did.

    Time to sack him is now, not anytime later. Now

    Did i make it clear Now! please Now

  • 122 nick_9 // May 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Santon 115 – exactly, the man shows no humility and its never his fault. The more he works with this groups of players the worse they look. Have any players improved their game under him? Has our team performance improved under him? Have results? I lost the faith a long time ago. Nobody was expecting us to replicate last summer, especially not after the summer window but to be fighting relegation up until 1 game to go is not on.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see him get another season but if we’re sat in the bottom 5 come Christmas I will be p155ed off we have managed to waste our time and the years of some good attacking players.

  • 123 Greebol1892 // May 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    MYM & Sakho – an exciting prospect. Potentially our greatest CB pairing in 30 years (can’r remember before that).
    We need a RB to cover Debuchy – not a utility player. Also another FOUR CDMs to enforce managerial tactics when we have a 1 goal lead / hamstring injuries / Tiote suspended.
    And although I don’t like it, it looks like we will get Carroll back: it’s all panning out that way.
    McCarthy would be a good signing, as would McManaman if they are available for less than 5m.
    If Cabaye was at Manure he would be classed as one of the greatest CMs in Europe. May have to cash-in on him to fund other signings but wouldn’t accept less than 25m.
    Finally….. anyone found kicking a football with the surname Ameobi should be banned from the North East.

  • 124 WWYCD // May 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Fair point mate but the players could kick up a stink and force a move for less?

  • 125 Hatem's better than Messi // May 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    We’ll probably have a great season as all our internationals will suddenly wake up and try to make it into their world cup squads.

    Anyone could be manager, hope it’s not Pardew. Because the season after we’ll be bottom half again.

  • 126 Markaccus // May 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    You would have sacked him after finnishing 5th. Our best place for years? This is why i dont want to get into the argument anymore… people say really really stupid things.

  • 127 Greebol1892 // May 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    oh and Pardew please give Campbell 30mins against arse-nil…. and even though you don’t rate him, give Anita a game!

  • 128 nick_9 // May 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    The pict – so you give the armband to a player who cleared off when a big club came calling, not for me. If you want a local lad as captain then Taylor has the attributes, he just needs to be more consistent and stop the handballs.

    I just question Pardews ability to work with technical players. It’s like WWYCD quoted earlier. Our fear of failing is stopping us from succeeding and a mentality like that will not work at a club once labeled the entertainers. We all want to see good football but even last season we sacrificed that for results, fair enough but now we have neither.

  • 129 ToonDarnSarf // May 14, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Santon – funny you criticise him for now acknowledging his mistakes. I was actually quite surprised that he admitted his mistakes after the mackem and Liverpool games.

    Indian, Santon – if he was good enough last year and earlier this year, then we should give him time. We need a good pre-season with the new squad, and we need to kick on next season to challenge for Europe.

  • 130 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 9:15 AM


    His records with previous clubs also similar, it’s just showed that he’s too old or too arrogant to change.

  • 131 Santon03 // May 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM


    same reply as #128

  • 132 stuart no9 // May 14, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    markaccus @ 95 yeah agree mate it is madness, however, at the end of the day ( i hate that expression but its the only one i could think of this time in the morning ) it all boils down to aspirations , and long term future of the club..
    Ok they have spent a lot of money , but that still dosnt quarantee success. what it does show imo is, how far do we need to go, and how many years will it take to get there , when we keep a manager because he has kept us up ? its freightening really, how far we lag behind.
    what we are seeing now in manchester- i wont see in my lifetime, i’m sure of that.

  • 133 Owldman // May 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    The latest on Mancinis sacking! is that the players told senior management that they didn’t want him anymore, in my opinion they should have been told that they are paid to play for Man City not the manager.Players should not have the right to dictate to the owners of clubs who they should or should not have in charge, having said that I wish some of the senior players at Toon would tell Ashley that they have had enough of Pardews negative tactics.

  • 134 south coast toon // May 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    i think we have nothing to worry about ashleys a bisness man, he will know that finishing were we we finished is not good enough , like the footy that has been played, he has brought in 5 ver good players in janurary at bargin prices for pards and may not think that pards has done that well with them,he will be investing more dosh this summer but will he want to be backing pardew …. would any of us…..he fired chris hughton and knew it would be unpopular with us….. he will have no probs getting rid of pards hes just looking at atop class manager to replace him before he goes, ashley does correct his mistakes, its just a matter of who, benetez is availible the only jobs big enough for him are man city,us cant see everton being a chioce , will rednap stay at qpr, ive no clue there might be a german manager or 2 that could do the job, but it needs to be a top class manager, am i right in sayin if results go our way and we win against arsenal we could finish in the top 10 lol

  • 135 numba9 // May 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Wilfred bony and bolassie from palace and Sinclair from citeh and aldweireled from Ajax

  • 136 toonicle // May 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Replace Guti with him and i’m happy.

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