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Disaster At The Etihad – Newcastle Taken Apart 4-0

9:56 pm, Monday, August 19th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 161 Comments

This was a disaster of major proportions tonight at the Etihad Stadium and the problems for Newcastle started even before the game started – when Yohan Cabaye was left out of the squad because he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play – after an Arsenal bid of £12M was rejected by the Magpies.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Newcastle United - Etihad Stadium

Sergio Aguero in action tonight

Maybe we should have realized what was in store for Newcastle when Tim Krul made two great saves in the first four minutes to keep Newcastle level, as Manchester surged forward and were cutting the Newcastle defense to ribbons.

But in truth Newcastle just couldn’t live with this City side, and the only really good thing for Newcastle tonight was the score was only 4-0 and those who watched the game will agree the score-line could have been a lot harsher on Newcastle, if City had taken more of the multiple chances they carved out against a weak looking Newcastle defense.

But this is almost the word ever start to a season for Newcastle for many years and we had Steven Taylor sent off for swinging his arm at Sergio Aguero – just to make things that little bit worse for Newcastle.

A good way to sum up this game is everything that could go wrong for Newcastle did – but we didn’t help ourselves much either – this is how we saw this game – which was torturous to watch.

Newcastle were being over-run at the start of the game, and following those two great saves by Tim Krul, the inevitable goal came after just 6 minutes from a David Silva header – one of the smallest players on the field.

And then after 22 minutes City mounted a swift counter attack on Newcastle and Sergio Aguero was through in the inside right position and hit the ball right into Tim Krul’s right hand post – a wonderful finish form the Argentine International.

Newcastle were being completely out-played by a much better side, and but for two good saves by Krul Newcastle could have been buried by half time, and then the Magpies’ cause was not helped by a straight red card for defender Steven Taylor, who caught Aguero with an arm as the pair challenged for a header.

In truth Newcastle couldn’t live with this Manchester City side in the first half and a score-line of just 2-0 was probably nor fully reflective of City’s complete dominance.

The only threat came from Ben Arfa, who was making some decent runs at the Manchester City defense.

And then to make things even worse for Newcastle Steven Taylor received a straight red card for hitting Aguero – and we suppose that will be a three match suspension – but Mike Williamson could come in for the next game, and he cannot be any worse than some fo the defensive displays seen in the first half.

Yoan Gouffran was brought off and Paul Dummett made his first Premier League appearance for Newcastle – and the score stayed 2-0 at the half – with Newcastle being completely over-run.

And with only 10 men in the seocnd half we hardly expected things to get any easier in what was turning into a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle in our very first game of the seoasn.

After 50 minutes Tim Krul made another great save from a Dzeko header as Newcastle tried to keep the score respectable.

Where was the wall?

But then a great free kick from Yaya Toure from just outside the box put Manchester City 3-0 and Newcastle were taking a complete hiding – and this could end up as a cricket score – and one of the worst starts to a season for a long time.

Manchester City were looking to heap the pressure on Newcastle, who simply could not cope with the Manchester side, and at times the defense was run ragged.

We said that the Newcastle defense had been our Achilles heel for the last three seasons, and in truth we looked hopeless at the back tonight – completely hopeless – and we should have signed Douglas – but ti does look like we need a top center-back brought in over the.

After 76 minutes Samir Nasri beat Debuchy to the ball about five yards out side the penalty area and he went through the Newcastle defense to score Manchester City’s fourth goal and it looked just too easy. Debuchy should have done a lot better with his challenge for the ball.

Alan Pardew has multiple problems to solve – and to think we were supposed to be very well prepared for this game – we’d hate to think what would have happened if we were not prepared.

A disaster – a complete disaster for Newcastle United tonight at the Etihad – and if this display doesn’t send alarm bells off at St. James’ Park – it should.

It was really hard to watch – and the pride of the Geordie Nation has taken a real beating tonight – that’s the very sad truth.

It’s only one game gone – but we are bottom of the league on goal difference after this hammering, and after conceding 68 goals last season – our worst defensive record ever in the Premier league – this is hardly a good start by our defense..

Teams:

Manchester City (4-4-2): Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (c), Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy; Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, David Silva; Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero
Substitutes: Costel Pantilimon, Aleksandar Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell, James Milner, Samir Nasri, Alvaro Negredo

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa; Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi



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161 responses so far ↓

  • 1 archaeomag // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    It’s the Curse of W@nga. . .

  • 2 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Dummet was bril… really was…he should play at LB RB Mbiwa

  • 3 alext109 // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    “Spend some ******* money!!!”

    Doubtful. Here come the excuses from Mr Pardew……

  • 4 jokinoot // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Headless chickens

  • 5 NUFC FOR SALE // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    What do people expect?

    We have some good players but a manager who does not have a clue how to use them.

    I don’t think it matters who we buy. .. we cannot possibly do anything with this guy and coaching staff in charge.

  • 6 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Supporting Newcastle is not good for my health and im young.

    At least it wasn’t 5…

  • 7 BuckLuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    This was aweful. Even though it was City we were ripped apart.

    I guess the answer will come against West Ham. If we doesn’t produce a good display and win that game I think Pardew will relegate us if kept at the helm. No doubt!

  • 8 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Sorry but NUFC are absolute sh1te. It goes to show that NUFC have spent less then every other club and we are also bottom. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE INVEST NOW!

  • 9 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Lads its very simple….. we need a new owner who is serious about this club….. nothing else…. night lads….f+uck it…its not worth fretting….life is too short…..

    watch Bundesliga, look at other clubs playing good football, watch united get smashed in the CL….

    stuff it FAT ASH is not worth it…

  • 10 DENIro // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    No balls in the team .. We lost them with Nolan, Barton and finally Demba Ba … Players as individuals are maybe good, but as a team, we are a disaster …

  • 11 Thump // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Did anybody actually expect us to come away with anything? The way some of you are going on, we’d just been torn a new hole by Macclesfield!

  • 12 Indian Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Martyn Hepple ?@martyhep 15m
    If I was Remy I’d plead guilty to rape #nufc
    Retweeted by Mark Mac
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  • 13 Blofal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Cisse to leave now I reckon. Why would he play for a team who cannot get the ball to him? We can’t even tell if he is in form because he doesn’t get a chance!!

  • 14 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    repost

    what do you think now of these so call super stars?

    it was clear from day 1 these players are over rated forget the fact they are internationals because players like shane ferguson are international but is he quality no.

    this team right now is simply that 10 game upbeat run was an unbeaten run for a reason

    simpson and raylor were two FB who were ready and waiting for them crosses, they weren’t miles down the pitch causing the midfield to get scrambled up.

    also you had 2 forwards that linked up well together and always stayed close, it wasn’t a lonely striker who now has midfielders nowhere near him and wide men always running into the centre

    4-4-2 was the formation that should be used and I bet that is what he would have wanted to use but when the owner is forcing him to use the players that greedy bastard chooses it a recipe for disaster.

    BTW 4-4-2 is not hoofball or boring only a stupid excuse the basher want to use to aim the blame at pardew unless you are putting pelegrini and moyse down as rubbish managers because both them teams did 4-4-2

  • 15 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Give me 5 minutes alone in a room with Mike Ashley. I’ll make him wish he was never born the fat cockney wan*er .

  • 16 FrankfurtMag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    I dont see the disaster. Same Management, same team, same mentality. We picked up where we left off last season.

    No surprise at all.

  • 17 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Somebody please help me…

    I truly love this football club, but recently to support this club makes me feel really awful.

  • 18 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    touches in opposition area ’3′

  • 19 PontiusLee // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    honestly i didnt mind losing (which says one thing about my faith this season)
    but the way we lost was absolutely pathetic.

    pardew is seriously delusional.

  • 20 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Positives…
    Taylor is suspended
    Gutierezz is injured
    Dummet should start at LB
    Hart, Fernandinho and Navas are in my fantasy team.
    Negatives….
    To many to list and i’d rather not

  • 21 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Never mind lads only 2,861 days left on Pardews contract

  • 22 ochytoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Hope we’re relegated. We need a fresh start.

  • 23 AaranD // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Team for the next game, judging Cabs goes.
    Can be 443 443 or 4231.
    Krul
    Santon – Yanga – Colo – Dummet
    Sissoko – Anita
    HBA – Marv – Gouff
    Cisse

    And just go for it, get the supporters excited a little bit after this rubbish!

  • 24 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Well done Pardew playing Cisse as the lone striker again bravo . Learnt from his mistakes ? , the guy isn’t fit to run a pub team and should be ashamed of himself.

  • 25 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    what do you think now of these so call super stays?

    it was clear from day 1 these players are over rated forget the fact they are internationals because players like shane ferguson are international but is he quality no.

    this team right now is simply rubbish
    that 10 game upbeat run was an unbeaten run for a reason

    simpson and raylor were two FB who were ready and waiting for them crosses, they weren’t miles down the pitch causing the midfield to get scrambled up.

    also you had 2 forwards that linked up well together and always stayed close, it wasn’t a lonely striker who now has midfielders nowhere near him and wide men always running into the centre

    4-4-2 was the formation that should be used and I bet that is what he would have wanted to use but when the owner is forcing him to use the players that greedy bastard chooses it a recipe for disaster.

    BTW 4-4-2 is not hoofball or boring only a stupid excuse the basher want to use to aim the blame at pardew unless you are putting pelegrini and moyse down as rubbish managers because both them teams did 4-4-2

  • 26 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Jack Butler
    that will be 2,860 in a couple of hours

  • 27 fatman // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    What a let off it should have been 8-0 thanks to Tim Krul and a dodgy lineman. anything but a win next week should set us up nicely for a seasons long relegation battle.

  • 28 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Shame when you figure 2 years ago we were taking the league by storm. Could have capitalized on it by strengthening the squad, building depth, and attracted higher class players as well as make more money.

    But we stupidly didn’t invest And the same damn thing is happening this summer. No wonder the players are disillusioned.

  • 29 iggystinger // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Debuchy was a complete and utter joke,was impressed with dummet tho lost count of the amount of crosses he blocked from navas handled him well I thought

  • 30 Eddie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Oh well, it could’ve been 4-0 even with Saylor on the pitch.
    Positives were:Tim, Mapou, Colo, Moussa, Benny, Dummy. Jonas gets a lot of unfair stick on here – thought he did ok.
    Negatives: Cisse was a ghost – not a lone frontman etc,etc.
    Debuchy was all over the shop – hopefully just down to his pal’s imminent move.

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Cabayes head wasn’t in the right place,more like Mashley ordered him to be dropped ahead of the bidding war about to start.

  • 32 Levi // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Can i just say Swansea lost 4 1 at home to a team of the same calibre. And you would be an idiot to say Swansea will be relegated.

  • 33 SharpEnough23 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I will not spend another penny on this club until our players decide to actually try and win a game of football.

    Ben arfa, dummet and krul were the only players fit to wear the shirt tonight.

    man city are a good team but we showed no desire whatsoever

  • 34 WWSBRD // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Good f***ing god any team in the league should beat that tripe we put out tonight!

    Am not one to heap blame on individuals but Debuchy and Saylor were utterly sh*t FFS Dummitt showed up a fully capped French international defender

    Disgraceful nothing’s changed since last season

  • 35 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Why didn’t we play all of our new signings? Joe?

  • 36 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Wonder who or what Pardew will blame for that shambles

  • 37 northernirishtoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    In our last 9 premier league games we have been beaten -

    4-0
    3-0
    6-0
    4-0

    Something has to change

  • 38 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    BPC what can he flaming do
    you would be twisting if shola was started cambell was sent out on loan we didn’t replace ba in January remy is injured.
    we fen have only got 1 striker study this team.

  • 39 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Horrendous display. Yes, we never expected to win this but the manner in which we went out from kick-off was all wrong. It’s a sad day for this football club. To have a manager whose incompetence is only beaten by an even more feckless Joe Kinnear, an owner who frankly doesn’t care one iota, content simply to get by and commit to the bare minimum. Put all that aside and there’s still issues with the players at our disposal – there can be no denying Debuchy, Taylor and Tiote should be nowhere near our first team on the basis of their continually disappointing performances. But they will be, they’ll be chosen by a manager committed to defending the indefensible, only beaten by the man who should care most: supposedly the owner of this football club, Mr. Mike Ashley.

    I know it’ll be hard but try not to get too down on the back of this performance. The optimist inside me says it would be silly to read too much into this game and the pessimist says there will be much worse to come this season. Either way, at this desperate stage of the club’s existence, as fans we must stick together.

  • 40 Belfast // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    HELP

  • 41 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Aaran

    I agree but if Santons back i’d play him LM and put Goofy up front with Cisse as he needs all the support he can get

  • 42 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    From BBC “BBC Radio 5 live are reporting that midfielder Yohan Cabaye, subject of a bid from Arsenal, travelled to Manchester for this match but then returned home as he was not in the right frame of mind to play.”

    Smoke screen or truth – either way hes off

  • 43 BuckLuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Let’s hope Ashley, in an unbalanced moment, decides to walk through Newcastle after the pub closes.

  • 44 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Cisse’s touch is either absolutely class or absolutely horse shite

  • 45 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    lads even if pardew gets fired who do you think will be interested in working under ashley I know one guy that is Joe kinner

  • 46 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Levi

    The difference being Swansea went at them and could of had a few, UTD’S great finishing won them the game.

    No comparison at all with the UTD and our game.

  • 47 EastEndMagpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    christ some people acting like we just got beat 8-0 at home by hull…. yeah it was a shocker, but 2-0 down and down to to 10 after 40 mins against a side that have spent more on 4 players than we have in about 8 years…. suprised it wasnt 7-0

  • 48 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I agree Debuchy and S.Taylor where absolute horse sh1t.

  • 49 JaxtheMag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    ed pleace don’t call any of our players stars in write ups anymore coz what ive felt all along we have none. we were lucky tonight it wasn’t 10.

  • 50 pawl250 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    LOOK

    It was Man City be honest, did you really expect to win? Did you really?

    I predicted 3-0 loss hardly miles out especially with 10 men!

    STaylor Jonas off, blessing in disguise!!

    Come on! Yea we werent amazing but look at the cost of Man City team

    Dzeko 30m, Aguero 30m, Kompany 6m, Lescott 30m, Toure 30m, Navas 17m, Silva 25m list goes on and on! Nasri bench 30m! Negredo bench 25m

    They should be winning 6-0 every week! Especially against 10 men!

    Next week will be the biggest tell, it will show our true standing with teams in and around our quality!

    The above is a fact!

    Why are Barca the best cos they spend the most, likewise is the case who spends the most in the PL pretty much!

    We will finish around 10th!

  • 51 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    well……..ah fk it :-(

    hardly anyone could pass hardly anyone could controll the ball it was given away far far far too easily and…AND….we only ever looked half decent in def when mbiwa moved to cb and dummett came on >.<

    my over reaction is ;

    santon rb / dummett lb /collo and mbiwa cb
    sissoko is the only cm guarenteed a start even guti put em to shame today
    arfa is a great talent and the only one that looked like doing owt really but the greedy little git….mind you no one else could do anything so cant blame him.

    sack debuchy sack pards sack saylor sack cisse sack ashley sack…erm…i dunno if you see someone else sack them aswell.

  • 52 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    We won’t get relegated but we need three more signings a RB, ST and LW to compete top 8

  • 53 Belfast // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Could have been a lot worse though.
    4-0 was a kind result lol

  • 54 jazzyp // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Jb
    where you heard £16 mill from mate.Still not enough imo.Forget tonight, Saturday is going to be the big test against west ham. I think I better have a skin full before I enter the ground, Cos it aint gonna be pretty

  • 55 kilcline // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    @FOOTBALL EXPERTS (BASICALLY ANYONE OTHER THAN PARDREW)

    Lads, it doesn’t matter who we sign before the window ends, we could sign Messi, Ronaldo, Xavi etc, we would still get thumped, the problem lies with the coaching and tactics.

    Beyond effin believe how bad we actually play, we don’t support each other, we dont pass and then move and recieve another effin pass! We don’t overlap, we are zero threat! Also thinking simmo leaving was a mistake!

    On paper? Probably a top 10 team.

    In reality? We will be fighting Hull, Palace, Sunderland and Cardiff for relegation.

  • 56 North Atlantic Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Finally Pardew is forced to play Coloccini and Mapou. I love it. And Dummett is good at left back.

  • 57 dan5679 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    it doesn’t look good
    cabaye is going there is no doubt about that

    1 shot on target from 30 yards i dont see many goals this year ..we look poor cisse was crap debuchy looks crap … we have no creative play ..taylor shit

    they only positives are we was expected to get beat and that jonas and taylor will be out next game ..dummet looked okay

  • 58 fray bentos // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    The best way to win away to a team of that calibre is pure grit and determination

    Your not going to beat them playing their game as they have far far superior players

    We had no girt or determination therefore basically impossible to get anything from that fixture

    lets have more players who want to weat the shirt please Pardew (or should I say Ashley), sick of these French players not giving a f**k

  • 59 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    does debuchy look as bad because he doesn’t have a rm in front of him?

  • 60 richyg01 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Total $hite.

    Dummet looks like he could hold his own.

    We need to start with a better formation. We cannot pass or hold the ball up we need to have support for Cisse. He can’t so it all alone.

  • 61 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    EastEndMagpie

    A defeat is always hard to take no matter who the opposition are, but when we play like we just did, no fight, no passion no intensity or desire thats unacceptable

  • 62 Indian Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Some one call 911

  • 63 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    toonking

    I have to respectfully reject this notion of overrating our players. I hardly see anything on this blog or among most fans that our players are OVER rated. Just because we shout their name in capitals or give tongue-in-cheek eulogies of them when they score a goal doesn’t constitute either.

    The reason I really reject that is because it can evolve into a festering dissatisfaction towards players among fans, because it’s plastered all over the net and on twitter.

    Certain players deserve their share of criticism but just a few months ago the likes of Cabaye, Sissoko, Gouffran and Cisse were ensuring our survival.

    BTW not backing them as some were genuinely lazy like Cisse, but there were other factors in his poor last season.

  • 64 Mister Tuff // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Waited a couple of months to see that rubbish served up. Realistic score should probably have been 6-0 or 7 -0. Even against City who are a good side (I think they’ll win the league after seeing them) I see nothing to inspire hope at all. Colo has had it against pace, Taylor too thick, Cisse is weak (got to say he gets no service though). If Remy had played we still would have been whopped. If we lose Cabaye we will struggle further -I really have doubts about Anita -easily disposed/turns into trouble too much. If I was a Toon player I would feel sick. Shambles of a club and getting worse.

  • 65 catchy in norway // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    thump

    yes i did, pride, get beat yes, always on the cards,,

    but who on that pitch looked up for it?

    we did not close down, our passing was still shut, we had no runners

    what was goofy doing on the pitch?

  • 66 Rotonda heights // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    and still some people refuse to blame pardew and make as many endless excuses as he does

  • 67 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Empty stadiums make more of an impact then petty protests and jokey bed sheets !!!

  • 68 dan5679 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    we need to buy a replacement before we let cabaye go i was told a week ago he wanted to leave and could miss the city game

  • 69 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    SBR….A name change I see? I would have thought if Yo was forcing a move that might fall under your bad boy requirements?

    On that point, SBR wasn’t much of a bad boy, was he? Not just a name change, but a change of philosophy….at least Newcastle United aren’t offering much change this season…would have been too much to handle :)

  • 70 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Pawl
    %100 agree. next week if we lose will really set the tone for the season

  • 71 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    City should have had 3 penalties and a goal that was disallowed wrongly.

  • 72 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Horrendous.
    -4 goal difference. already playing catch up.
    Pardew still defensive and still a complete clueless idiot.

  • 73 andaru // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Very poor display from most of the team. P dummet was the best player. If you looked at the bench there was no one who could actually change the game.
    Steven taylor made a mistake again, this is not the first time.

    sort out the leaky defence before investing in strikers.

    has any body else noticed that tiote just seems to dilly dally about with the ball and often gives it away?

    Investment in squad required.

  • 74 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Its funny I remember seeing teams like Wigan and Southampton take the game to City and not get turned over. They must love playing us like, guaranteed three points and a Turkey shoot .

    @ King

    He could have played

    ——–HBA——–Cisse——–Marveaux——–

    and actually got some players in and around Cisse so he can score. Might as well play with 10 players when he starts as a lone striker or on the wing.

  • 75 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Stop talking Dummet up – I fear an acceptable bid of 3 million

  • 76 Rotonda heights // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    How french is saylor !!!!!

  • 77 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    jazzyp

    It’s a rumour of twitter mate, nothing to suggest there’s any truth in it at this point in time, but I think we all now know that the lad is off…………………and who can blame him

  • 78 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Man Utd are poor, we are poor. Can see us both finishing mid-table this season. We aren’t good enough in attack and make silly mistakes.

  • 79 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Dummett was top class when he came on. This kid will be a star for us.

  • 80 AaranD // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Yeah true, Cisse is not the striker we need. He’s a poacher, but for a poacher to score we need to create which we don’t.

    W just have no game plan, half the game the players are clueless. We need much more control in the middle of the park and much much better link up play when going forward.

  • 81 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Rubbish team performance.

    They all seemed really angry. Taylor, Yanga etc. Prob cos of situation with Cabs

    How bad is Debuchy at defending, terrible tonight. People slagged Simpson off but he was miles better the Debs.

  • 82 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    we need three more HBA’s to replace guti sissoko and tiote

  • 83 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Taylor should never be allowed to play for our club again

    He is shite but always lets us down in the big games would rather have Williamson at the back I really would

    Tiote and Sissoko were dire as well Tiote offers no protection for the defence at least he never got booked eh

    Thought Dummett looked decent when he came on Debuchy worries me he looks like he could get sent off every game he plays for us

    If Cabaye goes and we dont sign any other players I fear the worst the Mackems will pound us in a few games if we play like this

  • 84 North Atlantic Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Let’s get rid of Cisse!!! Can’t wait for Remy to get ready.

  • 85 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Toon1978

    Agreed. The one positive tonight was Dummett. Excellent.

  • 86 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    The good news is Jonas and Saylor cant play the next three games hopefully, thus we have a better team.

    Think tonight is best ignored really, actually if there is any positives we have improved from the Liverpool Game :)

  • 87 Ashton // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Playing 442 against City at City is just moronic really. No self respecting manager will play 442 away from home against City.

    And Taylor was at fault for the first two goals. He also handled the ball and was at fault for providing two sitters to City. Yet he gets picked ahead of M’biwa who was very good at the second half. I bet as soon as his suspension is over he will automatically get into our team because our manager is that stupid.

  • 88 terencelim // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Root cause is Ashley, not Pardew. If Pardew leaves someone like JFK will be the next manager, or another yesman. The club can pay better wage structure but the money goes into the fat man’s own pocket indirectly. With cheap wages you get cheap players with cheap attitude and performance.

  • 89 Jamesthefirst // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    BBC Radio 5 have confirmed Cabaye travelled with the team to Manchester and was all set to play. But he “lost his focus” over the bid and went back to Newcastle. This is the same man that wore the Captain’s armband last season. Pardew sent him home 2 hours before kick-off

  • 90 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    North Atlantic Magpie

    Very harsh on Cisse, bloody hell man. We didn’t create any chances for him. Cabaye our best creator is leaving. We need a replacement for him.

  • 91 fatman // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    next out the door tim krul £15 Fabricio Coloccini we want £8m, then Hatem Ben Arfa £15m to Liverpool

  • 92 DiscoNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Pards out! Lee Clarke in ASAP prefer poyet or di Matteo but the big spender needs a hero on a budget!

    Shocking!

  • 93 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    NUFC have plummeted like a rock since our 5th place finish. The club has been shafted by Mr Ashley.

  • 94 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    The attitude of our players is one of total frustration and for me it comes from the incompetent manager.

    PARDEW OUT

  • 95 bills-son // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    I predicted City would score 4-6.

    I’ve also been saying since the end of last season that our priority apart from a holding CF is a CB with height and pace and full backs who can defend.

    Our back four DOES’NT WORK.

    Mourinho, Ferguson and SBR couldn’t get it to work so Pardew has no chance.

    You lot on here who were saying we only need a couple of strikers are as clueless as Kinnear appears to be.

  • 96 mattnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Ed, please ban Kets9 to save everyone else’s sanity.

  • 97 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    What is unbelievable is that Paul Dummet kept pace with Jesus Navas, Jesus F******g Navas and he bloody slide tackled him twice. He is one pacey customer. Any player will do well to keep up with Navas.

  • 98 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Cue up the Pardew excuse train……. Choo Choooo

    .We was missing Cabaye

    .The red card changed the game

    . We was still tired from Europe last year

  • 99 BandB // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Positives from tonight.

    1) I started off being offered a seat in a pub with standing room only. I ended up sharing it with three Manc ropers, who stopped even bothering to watch at half-time. Ropery is an interesting topic. We thwarted their 5-0 predictions, allowing me to leave with bragging rights.

    2) I have a bagful of spare ribs and roast potatoes that the landlord was keen to offload, after a pub-full of recent season ticket holders didn’t stick around to eat them at half-time.

    3) Suffering incipient deafness, I was delighted at the progress of my own lip-reading since last season. Those Pardew/Carver conversations were lush.

  • 100 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Sorry but Debuchy should be dropped. Stick Anita at RB.

  • 101 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Toon1978

    He’ll be an exciting player, up until he weathers the NUFC circus and is mind-f****d as a 1st team player.

    That’s another fear of mine, these bright youngsters realizing that it’s not worth it dealing with the board’s nonsense and poor team selection. They’ll be off to championship sides.

  • 102 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Jamesthefirst

    If that’s true I’ve lost all respect for Cabaye. Lost focus???? Pardew had to play him no matter what.
    If Cabs did leave because of a bid then I hope he goes for decent money now and we get in a couple of attacking players with the money.

  • 103 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Jamie Carragher saying that nothing has changed from last season 6-0 drubbing off Liverpool

  • 104 roe997 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Absolute disgrace imo. Arsenal bid or not,cabs should have been in squad. He should have played 4 3 3. 451 or 442. Or 4411. We should have beefed up the num in mid coz we wasted men forward.cisse moan bout being the poacher or out and out striker and all he did was drop deep.he should have stuck forward and made pardew take note he wasnt in the game.we definately need more signings but what food are they with a useless manager who made his career on fluke luck and tje odd decent player under him. Im on the verge of giving up all together.my beloved newcastle has given me nothing but promose and heart ache.i cnt do it no more.

  • 105 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    What is unbelievable is that Paul Dummet kept pace with Jesus Navas, Jesus bloody Navas and he bloody slide tackled him twice. He is one pacey customer. Any player will do well to keep up with Navas.

  • 106 beddersmag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Carragher going to town on us. Have to say was thinking same thing about cisse

  • 107 jordijohnty // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Most of us want Pardew out, but if the bookies favourites are right, here’s your options.
    poyet
    kinnear
    clarkie
    lennon
    maclaren
    redknapp
    girard
    solkskaer
    martinez (?)
    bruce (?)
    pearce, curbishley(!), shearer etc.etc

    Whatever way you look at it, it is all GRIM

  • 108 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Neville and Carra talking about last years Liverpool game and says really nothing has changed, almost despondent for us all. They think our club is in big big trouble and they are so right.

    Wesy Ham will beat us for sure.

    PARDEW OUT

  • 109 naptoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Carragher “all the crap with cisse and the shirt this summer … Did he even pull it on tonite” class.

  • 110 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Jamie Carraghers accent on ssn is so infuriating especially when he criticizes NUFC

  • 111 kilcline // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    @Toon1978

    Any chance you becoming gaffer mate?

  • 112 North Atlantic Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Cisse is so clumsy it’s unbelievable.

  • 113 magpie6699 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    No surprises tonight. The sending off was stupidity and I hope Staylor gets a hefty club fine. I also hope Ashley and Kinnear realise that we must strengthen. But unlike others on ere I cannot admire City – It leaves a rancid taste in my mouth that a side that bought the league 2 years ago and finished second last year, spent £92 million pounds this summer ADDING to that squad. If that’s Fair Play in football, I don’t know what foul play would look like. Don’t care what anybody else thinks on here – I think it’s OBSCENE and riuins football. I for one seriously hope City do NOT win the league.

  • 114 Jonny // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    The players we have are top ten. Pardrew,carver and stone don’t have he slightest of ideas on how to manage,coach a team of players. Embarrassing.

  • 115 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    @Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM
    ” We was still tired from Europe last year”

    Thanks BPC for always bringing the funnies lol

    How about “The lads was tired from massaging Remy’s calf”

  • 116 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    v West Ham
    Krul
    Debuchy Colo Mbiwa Santon
    Tiote Sissoko Cabaye
    Ben Arfa Cisse Remy

    Bench: Elliot, Dummett, Haidara, Anita, Marveaux, Gouffran, STRIKER.

    Yeah it isn’t going to happen with that donkey in charge.

  • 117 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    What on earth does Pardew write on his notepad because nothing changes each week

  • 118 Klatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Santon RB, Dummet LB against W.ham. Debuchy needs time nursing his broken heart. I wont even start on Tiote…

  • 119 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    I would like to personally thank Pardew for these drubbings :

    5-0 Spurs
    7-3 Arsenal
    3-0 Mackems
    6-0 Liverpool
    4-1 City
    3-0 City
    3-0 Man U

    Alan Pardew, my hero

  • 120 ochytoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Pardew’s press conference:

    “The stars weren’t aligned in our favor and we couldn’t get the child sacrifice for the gods we needed over the line. All in all, it’s absolutely nothing to do with my horrendous tactics nor our glorious leader Mike Ashley.”

  • 121 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Carragher speaking sense. There is something seriously wrong at the club. We need another 30 million spent to even survive in the EPL. He, that fat c..t received huge amounts of money at the end of last season. We have seen pennies put back into the team.

  • 122 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    I said this before on this blog and got slatted. A lot of French footballers have a rubbish attitude when things aren’t going their way. We have to many of these in our team. They seem to just lose the plot and do what they want. I’d rather see 11 British players with good attitude running around trying their best.

  • 123 terencelim // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    @pawl, it doesn’t matter the cost of ManCity it’s their business what matters is the club didn’t play with pride and spirit.

    If the club finishes 10th then it’s a failure with the size and fans support of this club. Defend and lick Ashley’s as you like it only makes you look more stupid.

  • 124 Mister Tuff // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    oops forgot to add were bottom of the table.

  • 125 roe997 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Shouldnt have played 433 lol. And good not food.lol bloodly fone.lol

  • 126 WWSBRD // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Ibiza
    No bad boy ideology saves a man from turning his back on my club mate

    And no but he’s a true idol of the game which over takes the bad boy image haha

    Nar who needs to change mate we were brilliant last season after all

  • 127 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    BandB….So not all is lost?

    May I ask what some of those “lush” discussions were…a bedtime story for the blog?

    Come on all, gather around.

  • 128 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Klatoon

    Good call

  • 129 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Pardew – got to go
    Starting with Gut Rot when not fit
    Taking off Goufron instead of Cisse
    Bringing on Shirley Ameobi for HBA
    Taylor absolute liability – should never wear a TOON shirt again.

    Plus points Dummet and Tiote

    Me thinks Pardew might walk tonight leaving Kinnear in charge for Saturday

  • 130 AaranD // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Wouldn’t mind if we adopted a similar approach to Villa. Start to integrate some of the young lads, who deserve it, and stick with them.

    When will Pardew learn that the team he’s been picking for months just doesn’t work. It’s not just tonight its been like this for months and months, drumming after drumming same old team week in week out.

    Something has to change and sharpish.

  • 131 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Look what Southampton are doing in the transfer window. I never thought I’d see the day when Southampton were acting like a bigger club than us.

  • 132 beddersmag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Check

    So your overriding feeling after that is that he players are feeling frustrated with pardew. I wonder how might be feeling about that. You can say what you like to them lot it wont stop them bottling it. I actualy feel sorry for pards players never get the grief. If this was the war some would have been shot for desertion

  • 133 Cool Hand Luke // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Carragher spoke the truth, nothing has changed at all, signing Remy isn’t going to make the slightest difference because we aren’t getting the basics correct. The lack of movement in our team is extremely worrying. I’m sorry to weigh in to the anti Pardew argument, but he is well out of his depth.

  • 134 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    I disagree with the people happy with Guti’s injury.
    I think he was the better player in the team because at least he showed some passion and desire to try to change the game.

    And maybe I’m one of the few that does not blame pardew.
    Don’t take me wrong, I’m not satisfied with his tactics and the football he shows.I want a better manager as well.
    But I feel that the problem will not be solved with just sacking pardew.
    We need to change the board,force out Ashley!

  • 135 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Steven Taylor what a liability Mbwia looked better in that position second half
    Well done Dummett Krul and Colo rest were very poor tonight men against boys
    Hopefully this sparks Ashley into action with some signings
    Very soon and possibly a change of manager

  • 136 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    SBR…I’m not going to lie, I’m a little gutted at not being able to call you “Yo” anymore. However, SBR is certainly a fitting tribute right about now.

    Someone, somewhere, needs to bring some life back to this club. It’s drained at the minute. We need some belief. Some early summer signings might have done enough to get some momentum, but I must say, it’s all looking extremely bleak again…still, it is Man City, in theory, it gets easier from here, right?

  • 137 naptoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    For me the blame for this lies squarely at ash’s door. Two summers with no investment, pulling cabs from the team tonight due to the bid, the farce that is JFK etc … Pards is a crap manager but the players he has are nowhere near as good as some believe … Those claiming this is the best squad in years need to give they’re heads a shake … He needs to stop being a puppet and stand up for himself and tell the media etc he needs backing as the squad isn’t good enough.

  • 138 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Why on earth would that puppet pardew play 4-2-3-1 against man city, away to eithiad?? If there was ever a time to play 5 at the back, this was it, now pardew is under serious pressure, the players need 2 respond, but none of them look like they have passion or desire 2 play for him anymore. I give pardew till christmas.

    Only positive I can see from this game is, at least we got city out of da way. Not exactly, a big positive!

  • 139 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    BPC

    what do you think we were playing today?

    HBA cisse goufran

    HBA marvo and goufran are wide men.
    wide men are at the edge of the pitch

    strikers are players who are inside the box

    if you then say debuchy or santon get forward for the crosses well who the hell will be used to prevent the oppositions midfield when our CM are having to defend for the FB

  • 140 bills-son // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Those criticising Pardew,

    He has been saying for over a year that he wants english players who understand the Prem…. Instead he has been given french players who dont understand the Prem and who aren’t physical enough or up for the fight when the chips are down.

    Cabaye’s attitude in not playing tonight is a disgrace to the shirt.

  • 141 The next Mike Williamson // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I’d like to see no new signings come in and use the money to pay off Pardew. A decent positive manager would get this squad playing much better and then we wouldn’t need anyone. Apart from Jonas there were 10 top class players out there tonight, some of them world class

  • 142 HullMag6 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I bet arsenes laughing his arse off.

    Destabilise the toon by turning cabayes head. We’re a one man team or we were.

    Relegation again may be a blessing if this is how its going to be…..

    Unswerving support for the team but the execs and management are clueless. A handful of us could do better if we had the finances.

    Howay the Lads
    But that was shocking.

  • 143 lotoplus // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Opponents were untouchable tonight.

    Magpies didn’t have such a bad game as the score suggest. Quality of pass was good, compared to many games last year, many players looked fit.
    But Cisse and Tiote are real “brakes”.

  • 144 breno95 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Eastend
    it was another shocker out of a long consistent list of shockers.
    We have no tactics, no shape, no cutting edge, no creativity, no one to score, managed by a man who is so full of his own shite and is so stubborn he believes he is always right and its always someone elses fault.
    We have no direction from the top. Players who dont want to be here. FFS, when on SS pardew should have said Cabaye was not for sale full stop not simply saying the bid received was not acceptable.
    1 game down and the club and atmosphere is rock bottom. Investment is a must and for me thats 5 more new players including a CB, FB capable of playing left and right side, 2 new creative, pacey, strong midfield players and a strong CF with presence.
    A defeat to west ham and i cannot see how pardew can stay but his own ego and stubborness will mean he has to be sacked but the only problem is JK will takeover and thats even worse so all in all we are fooked big time.
    Sorry TDS but its a bloody mess and all my optimism has gone.
    Pardew not been on SS news yet but he will spout crap and blame everything but himself and his pathetic coaching team. Carver and stone i ask you. Both of them would be lucky to coach a sunday pub team.
    Uttet bollox and club in total mess.
    This is the highest position of the season as it wont get any better as morale is shot to shit.

  • 145 blew // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    If Cabaye had played the result would not have been the same. Pardews quote on Sky

  • 146 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    from BBC “Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said that Arsenal showed “disrespect” by making a bid for Yohan Cabaye in the hours before kick-off and adds that the Frenchman’s subsequent unavailability had a massive bearing on the outcome of the match.”

    fight fight fight

  • 147 hatemorloveit // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Can we have less of those ‘pardew, taylor’ comments and more constructive criticism and in depth analysis of where we went wrong? The quality of this blog is so dire

  • 148 Hoppefot79 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    I don’t completely agree with the Pardew critics. He may not have perfect tactics, but the players has to take some blame. Even if Pardew was manager of City, the players are smart enough to make something happen regardless… We don’t have players who’re smart enough, part from Ben Arfa or Marveaux. Our players can’t even pass to each other. We lose the ball WAY to easy, and that is NOT entirely Pardew’s fault. Cisse’s touch especially is woeful, and he allways is too predictable in where he turning. He’s not good enough in our link-up play, can’t even hold up the ball. Every good team has either a clever, all-round good, pacey or physical striker. Cisse has got none of that, sorry! Sacking Pardew would be a mistake! We just need better strikers. Work on ball control, desicion making and passing. Not reading too much into this match, but the players need to better themselves for the rest of the season. Better the devils you know (Ashley, Pards). Invest in another striker, and him/ Remy will do. Work on that passing!!!!!!!

  • 149 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    bill son et al

    WE don’t know who made the decision to pull cabaye out of the game

    Stinks of fatash working behind the scenes to feather his nest

  • 150 vipgreek // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Its obvious that Pardew has lost the support of the team as they played with no heart, Im sure half the players on our team know themselves that at Newcastle there is no future for them there as once we get relegated they will pack their bags and finder new clubs with maybe a bit more ambition. Its the same story as last year Mike Ashley brought in anita, and a couple of bargain rejects to improve the squad with really no investment and ambition for a team that had to play in the premier league, FA cup , Carlingford cup, and Europe and didnt strengthen the squad only decided mid season when we were fourth last to spend but was too late as the players didnt have enough time to adapt . The same thing has happened this year Mike Ashley has bought in a player who is already injured and got him on loan for 2 Million, sold perch for 700k , so really have only spent 1.3mil, so we dont ok to only lose 4-0 against Man City as they just this transfer period have spent over 100 million . We are a club with a proud history big supporter base around the world if we had the right owner we could even become one of the biggest clubs in the world . I wont blame Cabaye, and the rest of the players for wanting to play in Europe, Champions League and go to a club with ambition , and also alot of our player want to play in the World cup so that is an other reason they wouldnt want to be at Newcastle especialy if we keep losing every week

  • 151 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    The puppy speaks “The performance up until the sending off was pretty sound. The two goals City scored, they have a lot of talent, but we threatened their goal and we looked like we could get something, but it was a silly act from Steven Taylor and he has apologised to the lads.” ”

    What game was he watching 2-0 down and doing all right !!! We threatened their goal – you change ends at half time u plonker !

  • 152 Cool Hand Luke // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Hatemorloveit, the simple analysis is that we cant pass and move, which is the basic premise of every good football team, irrespective of formation. There’s not too much more to it and people are extremely frustrated at having to watch us get hammered almost every time we play. Ultimately that is down to the manager and coaching staff, hence the Pardew comments. Taylor is well known for having a mistake n him and he sank us tonight.

  • 153 HullMag6 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Time to grab a cold one and sit back and watch our beloved club implode or tear itself apart……

    Cheers Mike, derek, joe and alan for turning the toon into a money making clusterf@@k.

  • 154 JaxtheMag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    there wont be any new signings be for Saturday. and fans doing it again making out dumett is a star.

  • 155 Slater // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    In a 4-0 defeat, it’s hard to say this but I was really impressed by Mbiwa and Dummett. They looked very composed whenever a threat was near. Cisse was muscled off every ball he got near it.. City were brilliant though.

  • 156 FAU // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Hate 4-2-3-1!!!!!! Pardew does not know 4-2-3-1!!!! his tactical knowledge is for 4-4-2! only!! he plays cisse as a lone striker and cisse still go for ball in the middle!! which is wrong!! AMC should do that!! Cabaye is heading to other clubs pretty SURE, bring will hughes, thomas ince and friggin any striker in!( LACINA TRAORE), Anzhi need to offload him! and we need pacey +arl threat striker.

  • 157 Novocastrians // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Dont know how much more i can take of these idiots running our club , it really is a joke and its spread all the way down to academy level we arn’t even rated class 1 there either these days , i’ve worked with football everyday for 20 years and played for my beloved toon when i was a lad this fat cockney and his cronies have made a mug out the best supporters in the world for too long , i could write a book about the unprofessional way the clubs been run the past few years from the non signings down to the amateur play/coaching on the pitch, now its just PATHETIC on all fronts feel sorry for the players,fans and the decent folk on the staff at the toon the spirit is gone from our club.
    God knows if we’ll ever get it back……….Gutted man

  • 158 usmagpie // Aug 20, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Wow What a shocker Newcastle Lost to Big Spending Man City. How the hell did that happen ( Tongue in cheek). Well JK and MA What do we do now, if this was the plan to kill off Newcastle United then welldone.
    How the hell can we compete in the prem when we are the only club not to make a full time signing, this is bullshit as much as bullshit goes. Mike Ashley where is you head right now, JK WHAT A GREAT ADD ON TO OUR RANKS?????. Don’t tell me the plan is for Newcastle to look really shit for the first 8 games then we fire Pardew as its hos fault and then appoint the Janitor from the local school. Its not Pardews fault this is happening its yours, you act like you care about the club but let be honest if you did JK would be fired right about now for doing nothing, that’s right he has done nothing. And yes if we manage to sign a couple JK will be saying this is what I have been working on, and Newcastle fans are going to say you the FU#$ is this lad.
    Once again we are the laughing stock of the prem and once again I cannot understand how you can show your face in Mike Ashley in Newcastle with out someone wanting to give it a good whack. So show some back bone and Fire the useless JK who knows knowone and managers are ignoring his calls all over the world because they are saying Joe Kinnear who the fu$% is that. Fire him get Derek back and get two players that we have at least heard of. This is making me sick watching this going on in my home town, sorry for the supporters that have to live their and deal with this SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 159 jackson0022 // Aug 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Be real, it is obviously unrealistic to think of some good results when away in City. But unfortunately, I can’t see any good signs for the coming few weeks when we are going to face some weaker teams…

  • 160 benjohnsen // Aug 20, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Watched the game yesterday with a friend of mine whos support City. We talked a little bit after the match, about the game, and he was shocked. He was so convinced that the players wants Pardew out. They were not even interested in winning, and there was frustration in the team after 20 minutes. They run around like headless chickens.

    Nothing is organized and there is so few one touch passes in the team that they clearly don’t know how to position themselves. A good manager would coach on that. I bet most of out players would be better under another manager, no doubt about it.

    The most scary part. I’m loosing interest watching this shitty football week in, week out.

  • 161 savio // Aug 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I really hope there is a boycotting planned for the west ham game….we should do it….we should gather outside the stadium…stay there till the game ends….should not enter the stadium…this should continue till ashley leaves…




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