Newcastle Stars Should Stay And Get The Job Done Next Season


Last season (2011-2012) we had some great performances from some of our top players, and according to our Player Of The Season poll the top vote getters were Fabricio Coloccini, Tim Krul, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse.

Ben Arfa Arsenal at home

Ben Arfa – out for most of the season with that hamstring injury

So how did those same players perform in the season just ended with Newcastle 5th bottom?

Demba Ba kept producing with 13 Premier league goals in just 22 appearances, before he left in early January for Chelsea, and it’s hard to criticize his form last season, well at least for the time he was on Tyneside.

Coloccini continued to play well but missed games at the beginning of the season, when he went off to play for Argentina and came back injured, and then in the Southampton game he did his back in and missed the next 12 games, and that’s when Newcastle went into a massive slump in the Premier League.

Yohan Cabaye also was out injured with his groin for a few months late last year, but when he did come back he looked only a shade of the player he was last season, which was his first full season on Tyneside.

Tim Krul also missed a number of games, and didn’t quite reach the heights of the previous season, which was this first as the new Newcastle number one, after taking over from Steve Harper, who leaves the club after 20 years next month.

Ben Arfa, when he did play, performed quite well and with some determination, but he was out from late November with that hamstring problem, and only really came back for the last few games of the season, and then he looked good, although he gave the ball away too many times in dangerous positions.

And Papiss Cisse had a very disappointing season after scoring 13 goals in 14 league games last season to push us up to a fantastic 5th place, he scored only 13 goals in 47 appearances this season, which is a huge tailing off in his goal scoring prowess.

However, Papiss was unlucky and probably scored three good goals that were disallowed – but that was Newcastle ‘s season – nothing seemed to go for us.

And Cheick Tiote had another poor season, and apart from his first season on Tyneside, he’s looked rather mediocre over the last two years.

The fact is we already have a number of very good players at the club, and a lot of them were either out injured too much last season and/or didn’t show the form they are capable of.

In that sense they owe it to the fans to produce their best form next season – and hopefully we can work out why we picked up so many injuries last season and not have our top players out all the time.

We really hope somebody is looking at that right now at the club.

And Alan Pardew and the coaching staff are all well aware that they need to do a lot better next season, if they are to hold onto their jobs.

And the five players who were brought in last January could be massive for us next season, and they have certainly gone through a fiery baptism at Newcastle, but they will be all the better for it next season.

We already have some very good players at the club, and maybe we need just two strikers brought in over the summer.

We hope we can keep Colo at the club, that’s massively important, as well as all our other top players this summer.

But the Newcastle stars owe the club and the fans some loyalty and payback for this horrible season, and need to show some much better form next season.

If we can keep our top players, which should be easier since their form this season has generally dipped, things may be looking rosy in the Newcastle garden next season, and sooner than we think.

We hope be things will be looking rosy in the Newcastle garden next season, sooner than we think. 😀

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14 comments so far

  • hotdog

    May 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed – you watching the fight – gonna be a tear up

    As long as we keep Hatem ill be happy

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  • No Plain Saylor

    May 25, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost didn’t see new thread

    Hotdog,
    haha we could just do what harry redcrap does, he follows Carr about, we should follow Porto’s scouts ha

    Donkey,
    On Bony, I agree he’s a cracking player. I’d still rather PEA, although there’s a lot of interest in him, and I’d have Remy.
    You never know what your getting from Holland Robin Vap Persie as a 22 year old cost Arsenal £2.2 million,
    Alfonso Alves brazilian who scored 37 goals in 35 games (something like this) in holland in one season cost Boro what £8/9 million? And he got 1 goal n that whole season i think.

    Although I think Bony is very like Benteke and would do well in that kind of role in the premier league.
    Dunno why Graham Carr was saying we wouldn’t want him back in january, is that still the case?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #3

    @ hotdog

    Ahould be a cracker m8 . I’m currently halfway through an all nighter with my mates. CL final, Froch v Kessler then up till 6 in the morning watching UFC 160 and playing a couple of games of FIFA in between. Life don’t get much better 😉

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  • hotdog

    May 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #4

    manx – ive got froch in 5th

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 25, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Should rather 🙂

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  • hotdog

    May 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #6

    big pappa – happy days – take your mind of nufc haha

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  • manxpie

    May 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #7

    aye hotdog its gonna be either a big war early on or a 12 rounder thats why ive gone for the 8th lol

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 25, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #8

    @ hotdog

    Certainly does. Nice to have a weekend where I’m not chewing all of my nails of watching NUFC for a change 🙂 .

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  • donkey

    May 25, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #9

    No Plain Saylor [Dunno why Graham Carr was saying we wouldn’t want him back in january, is that still the case] He come out and said that but i believe he done that because he didnt want to advertise the fact were after him because i think there going to be a lot of clubs after him this summer and nufc will want to get him for us cheap as possibal

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  • jonobbad

    May 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Froch is looking good

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #11

    I still reckon Remy is the one we will go after provided he is proven innocent of the rape allogation IMO. A lot of work was done scouting him and fits our profile. Fair enough he turned us down but he is not the first and certainly not the last.

    Plus we severely lack pace up front as Cisse is no Usain Bolt. Also Loic has proved he can find the back of the net in the PL. Did ge get something like 5 in 8 starts ? .

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  • croftus5678

    May 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #12

    remy will cost too much in wages
    pea is too in demand and his value will rise + he has better choices than us.
    bony would be a great signing for the price but it was only rumoured we was after him in the 1st place and later confirmed we was never after him.
    gomis seems like a half decent shout if the price is good enough but i’m not convinced about french league strikers as alliadier and kalou is doing great there and they was rubbish in the prem.
    holland however have bony/pelle/finnbogason/altidor amangst others also worth a punt on.

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  • toonie

    May 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #13

    If we can keep Colo and Benny that will be the foundation for moving forward. An extra forward a bonus

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  • josh

    May 26, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Oi shit face talk properly lol

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