Newcastle’s Results Can Turn Things Around


Things are not too great at Newcastle at the moment, with the lack of new players coming through the door this summer, and the Cisse – Wonga affair looking more than a little serious at the moment.

Paul Dummett Motherwell

Paul Dummett – the star man at Motherwell

But as we saw on Tuesday night, Newcastle results can start to turn things around at the club, and certainly we were a little surprised the lads looked so good at Motherwell.

Yes, we know that pre-season results don’t usually mean too much, but a win is a win, and wins lift the spirits of Newcastle fans, whoever we beat, as we saw after the lads’ fine display in Scotland.

It will only take a couple of wins and a couple of good displays in Portugal for things to start looking a lot better at Newcastle, by the time the lads return next Wednesday.

And the positive thing on Tuesday night was that two youngsters took the honors with both Haris Vuckic and local lad Paul Dummett playing very well, and manager Alan Pardew thought  Haris Vuckic was just great on his return from his serious ACL knee injury.

And Pardew thought that Paul Dummett was the Man of the Match, and the local lad has also been impressing in training, and may be kept on Tyneside for next season, if his good form continues this summer.

We were in a much worse position four years ago after our relegation, when the newspapers were predicting we would drop down the leagues just like Leeds United had done previously.

But that didn’t happen and by the end of August things were looking good, and we had won five of our first six games and drew the other one at West Brom, under interim manager Chris Hughton – and the rest is history – very good history.

So the same thing can happen this summer, and all Newcastle need to do is keep winning and the current negativity can be washed away.

It’s simple when you get really down to it – just keep winning. 😀

Wonder how Joe Kinnear’s doing on the transfer front?

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117 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #1

    If we get off to a bad start this coming season then things will turn really ugly really fast. Pardew is already on thin ice, throw Kinnear into the mix and the still fresh memories of last years debacle and if nothing else it should be an eventful season ahead

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    arseanal havent bought any players yet either are things bad for them as well?

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  • plana

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Play the young kids they may suprise you Pardew.

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  • Slank

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Repost:

    Ben3arfa

    ‘..Thank you Mike Ashley , you have well and truly transformed us into a joke of a club…’

    Other fans have laughed at the antics and delusions of Newcastle fans for years, possibly decades.

    Not to be out done Shepherd and Hall jnr were caught mocking the club’s own supporters for spending extortionate amounts of money on merchandise, calling female supporters “dogs”, and mocking star striker Alan Shearer by calling him the “Mary Poppins of football”, all while frequenting a brothel. What a hoot.

    What about the sacking of Sir Bobby Robson. That had all the other fans falling about too.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    no wolfshead
    as they were fine last season and have a fine youth setup and only require 1/2 squad players if that

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    A win on opening day, with a Remy brace and a de jong worldie…

    All will be forgiven!

    Time for my meds maybe??

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    We only require 2-3 players.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #8

    @wolfshead

    yes but Arsenal made it into the Champions leagues whilst we almost got relegated .

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  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Haris Vuckic has two serious disadvantages.

    1 – He’s made of glass and breaks down under the slightest strain.

    2 – He has the turning circle of an oil tanker

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #10

    3rd season finishd 4th wit new owner on board on.Fm13

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  • plana

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    No need to panic about signings, all of our targets will be doing the same training and conditioning as our players are doing.

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  • stan anderson

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #12

    I do pray its not more heartache ahead for the best fans anywhere who deserve to be challenging with the top teams in the world.

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  • Slank

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    stan anderson

    ‘…Why should any class players want to come to our club,if we show no ambition to win anything..’

    Explain therefore why we have so many (dare I say it) classy players at the club? It can’t be the weather or the beach at Whitley Bay or sitting outside in a street cafe supping cappuccino on a starry night in Byker can it?

    You can fool some of the players some of the time but you can’t fool all the players all the time.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14

    I think there’s a good chance we’ll be relegated within the next few seasons. All these poor decisions, penny pinching and a poor manager will spell disaster.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15

    plan a
    but not training to the hoof ball standard or getting in any playing time with our team
    its going to smack of, well they got no pre-season

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #16

    slank

    you can buy a cappuccino in byker?? haha

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon kk

    Utter garbage. Your dislike for the management is one thing, but that shows very little respect for our players.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Want to cheer up? Read about the times when this once great club was worth agonising over:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/when-saturday-comes-blog/2013/jul/18/newcastle-american-tour-summer-1949

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  • Slank

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #19

    John @ 15

    Although I never saw the match at Motherwell. What I saw of our goals they were all scored playing the ball on the deck. Now that all could be just a fluke or perhaps a sign of things to come, hope so.

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  • christoon5369

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #20

    jack

    he has alot more advantages though

    plus, who did you work out hes slow on the turn???

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  • geordiescamp

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    Sounding very much like 2 years ago -there was alot of noise about lack of investment but the season turned out well
    i reckon we will get 2 strikers bought & all will be ok
    as the players bought in january are of decent quality.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #22

    think we’ll sign Bent and maybe a few young’ un’s and that’ll be it, the club said themselves that we brought our transfer targets forward in january and all this talk of 15 million bids for pea will be nothing more than the usual ‘Well we tried to get them over the line’ BS

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  • Slank

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Wolf

    When ordering it’s best to say ‘a frothy coffee pet’ !

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #24

    slank

    pmsl

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  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #25

    christoon5369

    Watch the lad, he has no pace at all, yes he’s can play the nice pass but truth is he’s not strong enough and we are desperate for pace

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Another PR disaster for the TOOn
    Newcastle United ventured to Motherwell on Tuesday night, it has been revealed that not one official from Newcastle United was there to fill a seat in the executive section

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  • Jesus1983

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Vuckic has been great for the last 2 pre-seasons…Fingers crossed he stays fit but i have my doubts!

    Would be a good option from the bench!

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #28

    slank well blow me yes you’re correct .but the talk was on new players to come in how there is no rush for them to come in.
    and how long before the hoof returns it was motherwell no slur on them but come on last season’s performances

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #29

    On Papiss it stinks to high heaven of him or his agent engineering a move if its ok with the other muslims why does it bother him so much only that he wants a move to triple his wages in a far off land he had to know nufc wud refuse to let him wear whAT HE WANTED he knew to well stinks of a greedy footballer than devoted muslim….

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  • christoon5369

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #30

    the thing we lack is creativity if he can pick a pass surely thats an advantage,
    hes 20 and still maturing as a player and person hes a big lad already and still growing, balance and strength on the ball will develop, he can finish, we need goals,

    pirlo has no pace but can pick a pass

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  • Slank

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Charlie

    ‘Newcastle United ventured to Motherwell on Tuesday night, it has been revealed that not one official from Newcastle United was there to fill a seat in the executive section ‘

    How awful, smack bottoms to everyone especially the new Performance Director.

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  • eltoon

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    WTF? This is bad news for me. Living in Spain, it’s my life line to toon matches. Hope it does not affect Sopcast

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/landmark-legal-win-stops-newcastle-fans-watching-illegal-streaming-of-matches-on-internet-in-pubs/

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #33

    Wahey, Rhino stickin fair up the poms in he 2nd test, go you good thing, c’mon son, fecken excellent!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #34

    christoon5369

    We dont lack creativity, we have Cabaye, HBA, Marveuax, we lack the manager to allow these players to play.

    Yeah agree that Pirlo isn’t the quickest, but he’s world class in every other area, something that young Haris is a million miles away from being and if past season are anything to go by then he’ll miss most of the season as he’ll be on the treatment table

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  • BenbulbenMag

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #35
  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #36

    maybe we have no executives or they dont like watching football

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  • GenralHez

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Get rid of Cisse, he is only an employee.
    Get some talent in asap, that is what you are paid for Kinear.
    Make sure the manager does nit play hoof ball, it is your club he is destroying Mr Ashley.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #38

    If reports are to be believed then Cisse has asked to wear a charity’s name on his shirt and yet he’s a greedy footballer???

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #39

    bogie was similar no pace but passing ability

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40

    sadly, I think Cisse will leave NUFC. A brilliant player for the right team. Ashley AGAIN has lacked intelligence in pursuing Wonga. As far as I know, it wasn’t the most amazing deal in the world anyway? If Ba was here, they would both tell Ashley where to stick his sponsorship. Ba would have taken no prisoners on the issue!

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