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Newcastle Need More Players Signed In The Next Two Weeks

10:19 pm, Monday, August 19th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 190 Comments

In what must be one of Newcastle’s worst ever opening day displays for a long time at the Etihad Stadium tonight, there was very little manager Alan Pardew could take out of this game, and in particular our back four looked very poor.

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Mike Ashley – must work with Kinnear to get three new players through the door

The only bright spots for Newcastle were the performances of Tim Krul in goal, who kept the score down, and Ben Arfa, who made a few good runs but had absolutely no support from the rest of the forwards.

We thought we only needed one more striker and we’d be in good shape, but this performance has shocked us by its ineptness – and now Joe Kinnear really had to earn his money and Mike Ashley has to pay out some money – otherwise Newcastle could again be fighting relegation this season – based on this first performance of the season.

We must get another top center-back in,  and it looks like a huge mistake by Kinnear to cancel the deal for Douglas in mid-June, after it was all set up by Derek LLambias before Joe was appointed.

We need a striker and a center-back and since it seems Yohan Cabaye is ready to leave Newcastle.

And if Yohan wants to leave we should let him go – because he hardly helped the cause tonight – probably our best player – and he wasn’t in the right state of mind to play.

Newcastle now need an attacking central midfielder to replace Cabaye – who we assume will leave Newcastle in the next couple of weeks – but who exactly is available in Newcastle’s price range is not known.

We shouldn’t over-react to0 much, but Newcastle’s squad looks bereft of class – based on tonight’s performance.

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190 responses so far ↓

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

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

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

    ED, and Dummett played well

  • 3 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM


    behave yourselves!

    pardew WILL more than likely say we trained with cabs in the middle all week… because we have.

    stevie T was an idiot, put us in a horrid position, i think pardew will tell him hes lost his place to MYM for the forseeable future

    anita was poor, as poor as if not worse than anyone

    tiote was decent for 20 minutes, then back to last season form, drop him.

    debuchy, good going forward, atrocious in defence, but nasri goal was colos fault.

    i want pardew to tell people as it is, i want him to say taylor was stupid and that arsenal were d1cks on the bid, we were played off the pitch and we will do better than west ham, if he doesnt hes spineless but judging him on this game is rediculous, theyre front 3 cost more than our team alone. if we lose to west ham ill be furious, but this is a bitter pill to take but not one that will kill us, it was expected.

  • 4 Klatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    What does Tiote actually do?

  • 5 Indian Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Pardew should say it now We are tired for the Westham game from this wreck.

  • 6 Jonny // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Ince, Sinclair, McCarthy and a cb from the championship that can win a header. Stay away from France…….please.

  • 7 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Don’t forget they need to be quality players, not more youngsters.

  • 8 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

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

  • 9 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    How or why where Arsenal wrong to bid for Cabaye?

    the window is open and doesn’t stop just because we have a game

  • 10 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 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

  • 11 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    the problem with signing players over the next two weeks, we will rush/panic buy.
    why wait til season starts/ deadline day to sign players, get them in early so they can practice with the team.

  • 12 geordie157 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Debuchy was awful, dummett came on showed more experienced defenders how to defend.

    Tiote far too slow to release the ball at times, needs to just sit in front of the back four and hassle players like he used to.

  • 13 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Cabaye’s not our best player. Ben Arfa and Marveaux are much better. Cabaye doesn’t do enough in games and deserves to be sold.

  • 14 jordijohnty // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Most of us want Pardew out, but if the bookies favourites are right, here’s your options.
    martinez (?)
    bruce (?)
    pearce, curbishley(!), shearer etc.etc

    Whatever way you look at it, it is all GRIM

  • 15 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Alderweireld should be bought ASAP. Thauvan should be brought in ASAP. Two strikers are needed ASAP. Its as simple as that. I thought we only needed one or two but that is totally been blown out of the water.

  • 16 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 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

  • 17 kilcline // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Spot on Jonny.

    Need pace and enthusiasm in that side.

  • 18 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    on a lighter note, perhaps ‘the line’ we are struggling to get players over is the border between Spain and Gibraltar

  • 19 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Can someone post Pardews post match interview when it comes up as im sure it will reassure me and make me feel much better….

  • 20 hotdog // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Indian. That one went through my head. They have had an extra 48 hours blah blah blah

    Could be very eventful next sat. Pardew might need his tin hat 😉

  • 21 nico // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM


    Yep, add Will Hughes to that list from Derby

  • 22 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    We were better when Anita came on. They didn’t get as many break away attacks in the second half.

  • 23 Klatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    BPC, ur not thanking tactical genius Alan for 2day’s masterclass…how ungrateful

  • 24 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:26 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.

  • 25 naptoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Reality check for the deluded optimists. This squad is not good enough or deep enough.

  • 26 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    I thought we gave a good account for ourselves are you taking the p1ss PARDS

  • 27 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 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!

  • 28 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Pardew claims we gave a good account of ourselves up until the sending off………………….IS HE FOR REAL?????

    But in fairness calls Saylor out on his stupid red card

  • 29 Eaststand63 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    We need a manager with some balls to drop some of these piss poor players

  • 30 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Pardew on sky –
    I thought we gave a good account of ourselves until the sending off.
    we threatened their goal
    did he watch the same game?

  • 31 yorkymag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Cabayne is imo a different class that’s why top teams want him
    He is fed up with the crap at this club and who can blame him

  • 32 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Ashley won’t spend any more money. If we get relegated he will pocket the 60+ mil and F off. If we don’t he’ll stay until we do (making no signings and selling our best players) and F off. He won’t lose nowt and he couldn’t care less about NUFC. His next project will be Rangers oh poor poor Rangers.

  • 33 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM


  • 34 Indian Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 5m
    The Telegraph: In a conversation with Arsenal rep, M.Ashley replied to the Cabaye offer: ‘which part of him do you want to buy?’ #NUFC #AFC

  • 35 beddersmag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Big pappa

    Dont forget to thank the players on the pitch. Oh i forgot its all pardew. In fact it was a disgrace how he got sent off, turned his back in the wall, was weak as pis*, bottled it and gave away that free kick. Come on pardew sort it out :-)

  • 36 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    he did not say that did he?

  • 37 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Tell you something Pardew is good at breaking records

  • 38 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 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 for me

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

  • 39 geordieman1011 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Can’t just let Cabaye go for £10mil, that would be completely fool hardy. Anything less than £25m in today’s climate would be daylight robbery, and only if we have a player to replace him.

  • 40 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I agree with what pardew said
    He prepared including Cabaye for today but everything changed with that bid

  • 41 Ginger // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    There was a few positives to take from the match.

    Dummet looks decent, will never be world class but looks good.

    Ben-Arfa is getting fit again.

    Anita is really good in my opinion, would love players similar to him. They could keep the ball all day long.

    Guttierez played well until the injury.

    WE PLAYED IT ON THE DECK. Most of our passing was slick, in triangles, just generally really good. There was still some misskicks and a couple of punts forward but it’s hellishly improved from last season.

    Overall, I’m disappointed but happy at the same time.

    Think we should start the next game:


    We need to improve on the left-wing and CM areas as I’d prefer a more creative midfielder apposed to Tiote.

  • 42 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM


    I’m definitely a staunch supporter of benching Jonas, but I can’t say I was happy to see him off with an injury.

    May have been stunted as usual in his offense but he did put a bit of pressure of them. Problem is our tactics had everyone exhausted rather quickly. Mbiwa, Sissoko, Guti and Debuchy were all over the pitch.

  • 43 BuckLuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    You can’t blame Cabaye for wanting to leave us. Ashley, Pardew, Kinnear… we totaly lack proffesionalism. The only plus is the fans.

  • 44 geordie157 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    to be fair Sammy didn’t look to bad, but always hard to judge a player when the opposition are 3-0 up. Dummett definitely did well, showed Navas down the line and maybe a couple of well timed challenges to stop the crosses. Always made two good runs forward.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Dummett left back with Santon right back.

    We need a bit more fight in the side, think if cabaye goes James McCarthy would give us a player who works his socks off.

    I’d personally take 5mill for Tiote and get Bridcutt in to replace him.

  • 45 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I think I need a break from football and my beloved nufc unfortunately I know its one game but boy does that game say it all

  • 46 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    reporter: how confident are you of bringing players in
    Pardew: we need a striker.. we have Remy to come in.
    no other mention

  • 47 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    I think I need a break from football and my beloved nufc unfortunately I know its one game but boy does that game say it all damn im so sad

  • 48 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Pardew may be better off in a mental home after these comments

  • 49 naptoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Was Pardews watching the same game “we were acquitting ourselves well till the sending off…. We showed great spirit in the second half … We didnt see anything to be overly worried about … We hopefully will get some signings … We need another striker” no hope for us.

  • 50 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    i expect to see dummet in LB position next week and the week after, we all know my view on pardew but if this doesnt happen and i see williamsons name on the team sheet ill be furious

  • 51 magpie6699 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 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.

  • 52 archaeomag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Did I hear
    We’re not for Kinnear
    We’re not for Kinnear

  • 53 Indian Magpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

  • 54 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Pardew ‘Why Arsenal couldn’t wait until tomorrow to make a bid I don’t know’

    Sorry Alan, but why the hell should Arsenal or any other club care about our preparation, it’s not disrespectful in the slightest, it’s business, perhaps if you were a better manager he wouldn’t have had his head turned and pulled himself out of the squad

  • 55 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Neville hit some good points I thought.

  • 56 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    God I do love Pardew

  • 57 Belfast // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Pardew still watching a different game lol

  • 58 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Magpie 6699 valid points

  • 59 Jonny // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    After that interview I think it’s fair to say we are not signing anyone else, regardless of cabaye and there is an 80% chance that Pardrew has serious problems with his sight.

  • 60 valle // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Whatever you think of Cisse, fact remains that he is a poacher. That is a luxury we cant afford… H*** most top clubs dont even use players like that anymore. Any player on the pitch is needed to graft and work hard on creating chances.

  • 61 Cabyebye // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Pardew basically said we aren’t signing anyone.

    Most frustrating transfer window in memory.

  • 62 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    We have to decide about this team in the next game against WestHam.
    Hope Cabaye will be in the line-up and new singing.Maybe new owner as well?:D

  • 63 PK-Norway // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Debuchy/ Santon—— Mbiwa———–Colo——–Dummet

    ———————Sissoko —–Tiote—————————

    Ben Arfa—————–Marveux—————Gouffran/Santon


    This is Pace and creativity!

  • 64 Belfast // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    We make these so called insulting offers all the time like. So can’t really cry about it when it happens to us tbh

  • 65 AaranD // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Think the saving grace is that it was against City where we would of been beaten playing good or not.

    A much improved performance has to happen against WHU, some hunger and desire from the players just to show the fans that they want to correct the wrong doings.

  • 66 ochytoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Blaming the loss on Cabaye’s absence. Pathetic.

    The players we have bought really aren’t that good, Tiote, Cisse and Cabaye appear to be one season wonders. Debuchy hasn’t had a good game yet.
    Pardew is a complete and utter tosspot who can’t admit when he’s wrong and clearly doesn’t know how to coach a football team.
    Our backroom staff are obviously of low quality. John Carver was not at any big clubs after leaving us and I have doubts over his, and others, coaching abilities.
    Ashley is a knob, plain and simple. Has no ambition to have us compete with the big teams and is only content on just about surviving in the league.
    Joe Kinnear…. Need I say more.

    Our club is a joke and we need a fresh start. Management and coaching staff need to leave. A number of our French contingent need to leave. But most importantly, Ashley needs to do one and never touch another football club as long as he lives. The man is a cancer and has ruined our great club. Not that we’ve really been great since the Sir Bobby days.

  • 67 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Pardew hasn’t changed a single thing in thirteen week’s why do people think anything will change by the next game???

  • 68 kevymartins // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Bloody disgrace. Painful watching that, Glad to see Pardrew come out and say that was just disrespectful from arsenal. Arsen Wenger you child molesting c***

  • 69 Cabyebye // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Also am I the only one who thought Goofy was shocking tonight?

    The ball might be 10 feet away but if the oppostion had it he would just casually wander away like he had no interest at all.

  • 70 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    We are the only club with such a negative atmosphere and no ambition from the summer.
    Really a worry for the new season.
    Why is this happening?
    Are MA and JFK an idiot?

  • 71 LGFUAD21 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Been saying it for months now. Our main problem isn’t our lack of quality. For a club of our stature and recent years achievements we don’t really deserve much more quality.

    Our problem is poor coaching. Every week we see the same mistakes made that any decent manager could correct.

    Defenders not tracking their man. Full backs not containing or pushing players wide.

    A complete lack of tempo in our game allowing teams to structure around us.

    A striker that is isolated at times or apparently unwilling to fight.

    A lack of patience to unlock teams.

    Hba and krul were decent considering. I thought Anita showed why he should play. Moussa is given far too much credit for a guy that can run but not do much else. Tiote doesn’t release the ball quick enough.

    Anita on the other hand tried to get passes away. Was seldom caught up field. He looked comfortable on the ball and not afraid. He wasn’t amazing but he showed something the rest of our team failed to.

    Worst of all you could smell fear through the TV. W looked no different to hull yesterday. I’ve had it with pardew and his back room staff. It’s time to invest in a manager that can play the modern game.

    For me a decent manager would be worth 3 quality signings. Look at what lambert has achieved at Norwich and now villa (and I’m not just talking villa arsenal game, anybody that watched them last season would see he was building a smart team) look at laudrup at swansea.

    IMO we have more quality in our squad than Everton bar our defence but they eclipse us because they have been coached to play properly.

  • 72 Marty-Toon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Nearly laughed when Ed didn’t even mention Gutierrez
    In the match report as he didn’t actually do anything
    In the game apart from give their RB loads
    Of space to run into.
    Absolutely shocking player,sad to say that I’m glad
    A player is injured
    Debuchy was also shocking as was Tayls,the second goal
    he should’ve done a lot better for
    AP thinks Jonas is his best outlet but he gives the
    team nothing
    This is a disaster even though we didn’t expect a draw
    or a win but we expect our boys to be able to pass
    the ball to each other but NO we can’t do that
    We miffed right now,we’ll get beat by the Hammers
    next at home and its probably best that Cabaye
    goes now but can we get someone of quality that
    actually wants to play for this joke of a team?
    Love the club-hate what we’ve become

  • 73 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    2-0 loss at west Ham

  • 74 PK-Norway // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    We need a new manager who thinks different . Who really can get the best out of our players. Right now it’s zero creativity in this team.

  • 75 shearermania // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    any chance arsenal would take cabayes boy friend as well,,,,,cause debuchy wasnt in the right frame of mind…..i have never ever seen a worse performance by a international right back…he was responsible for so many man city chances…just wasnt trying – he should be fined and listed asap…..

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

    Well, that was a 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.

  • 77 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Marty Toon well said but just remember the fans are the club not these buffoons running it

  • 78 Phil K // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Doesn’t matter who is “signed” if anyone – Pardew could have Rooney, Messi, Bale and Ronaldo and we’d still be in this mess. He could’nt organize a piss up in a brewery.

  • 79 kevymartins // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    WTF is my comments not posting.

    As I was saying Glad to see Pardrew come out and say that was just disrespectful form Arsenal. Arsen wenger is a fool.

  • 80 sparky55 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    bet fat sam can’t wait til saturday…another win a st james’ Park for the fat bustard….does my fcukin head in

  • 81 yorkymag // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Pardew is trying his best poo chap
    But h is out of his depth
    Big joe k in charge on sat

  • 82 Sawbuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    They’ll have it in mind to debut Cabaye in the derby with Tottenham.

    We have fulham the day before. So a Cabaye and Bent double is guaranteed.

  • 83 Rooster // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Cabaye is a pro footballer, offer or not he should have played, our management want shooting for not playing the lad, you get on with it and play, be professional NuFc.

  • 84 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Things will be completely different in retrospect including this disastrous performance if we can get in a few good players. The odds of that happening though, as we are all aware, are slim.

  • 85 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM


  • 86 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:40 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 !

  • 87 Belfast // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Aye Debuchy had a shocker. I was expecting him to be much better this season too

  • 88 Hettoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    I used to like Taylor, thought he played with his heart, but over last couple of years has lost it a bit. his mentality seems to be he has made it and he isn’t doing the simple things well.
    the worst thing he does, which shows what he is like, is when he jumps up and down in front of opposition keeper at a free kick. He even did it in a pre season friendly at Blackpool.
    took my daughter (4 yo) to that game, got some autographs afterwards, all players seemed decent except taylor who was full of himself.

  • 89 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Why should Arsenal give a single damn about our preparation for tonight’s game???

  • 90 fray bentos // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    People calling for Pardew’s head

    What’s the point if we still have Ashley as owner? makes no difference who’s in charge and we couldn’t get any quality manager anyway

  • 91 Rooster // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    14-0 in our last four games, its Monty Python territory.

  • 92 NUFC FOR SALE // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Get Guus Hiddink in now please.

  • 93 PK-Norway // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    I wish Ashley sacked pardew and hired Diego simeone.. What a dream..

  • 94 thepict // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Please when Cabaye goes to Arsenal , can he please take his boyfriend with him and no more French players please.

  • 95 kevymartins // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Only player on the pitch who looked capable of competeing with city was Ben Arfa…I seen cisse twice the hole match he is crying out for help up front like.

  • 96 LGFUAD21 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Agreed Ashley needs to sell as well. Clearly out of his depth running a football club. Especially if he thinks pardew is a step up from hughton and JFK is a worthy DOF

  • 97 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Don’t blame the French players – motivation and tactics come from the manager

  • 98 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    ANOTHER top centre back????
    We don’t have 1

  • 99 Brutooon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    1) Cabaye will leave , ben arfa will follow. remember this is the season before the world cup. pkayers want to play well and get notice to be called to their nation squad.

    playing for NUFC wont do that because as of now, we are a relegation battler team

    2) Steven Taylor the OVERRATED geordie defender – he been a liability for the last 5 years therefore glad he is suspended for the next 3 games.

    3) Cisse is useless. cant even do the basic of football – to HOLD the ball.

    4) I said this before, i dont know why we bought Anita. he done nothing. a centre midfield who didnt get much of the ball

    5) Debuchy is our weakest link, slow at time. maybe no competition at RB?

  • 100 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM


    It’s classless to put in a bid so soon before the team has a match to play. It is utterly unforgivable. You might think ethics and football do not coexist but for me there are standards, and the move by Arsenal was a classless one, no bones about it.

  • 101 Sawbuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Rooster you’ve made my night. How many fans reaching for the vodka and ibruprofen/Motril?

  • 102 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    14-0 ???
    How did we beat qpr then?

  • 103 Hoppefot79 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:45 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!!!!!!!

    Anyway, that’s what I think, and I really hope Newcastle will rise again SOONER rather than later. Can’t wait for Remy to play

  • 104 fray bentos // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM


    Ofcourse because everybody just has the same personality as the next person

  • 105 daztoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    The bid was rejected so play the lad

  • 106 Spreadthetoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    The only player who deserved to wear the shirt tonight was Krul and he was wearing GREEN! LOL

    What a disgrace! What kind of a supposed captain / covering captain behaves like that. If you don’t wanna wear the shirt Cabaye…..then just go!

    As for the rest of the players… playing like Championship players…not your fault, we’ve got a shi* mgr, dof and owner ….what you’d expect. Unprogressive, regurgitated nonsense. You’ve learnt nothing AP and I want you gone you sanctimonious pr***

  • 107 Beattie25 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    I want someone to answer me this.

    On Friday Manchester United put a £28 million bid in for Leighton Baines and Mouranne Fellani. Everton rejected the bid out of hand, decided against leaking the news to the press in order to ensure the team wasn’t distracted by the press, both players played and Everton got a decent 2-2 draw but more importantly, produced a very flood display.

    Newcastle received a bid on Sunday. The bid was rejected. Yohan Cabaye was left out of the squad, the news was leaked a day later and in bizarre circumstances the news that it was rejected was revealed and hour or 2 after. The manager pre match states that he chose the team based on what he believed would be the best 11 to get a result and once we were hammered he says the team he picked wasn’t good enough because Cabaye wasn’t there. He also reveals that the bid has unsettled Cabaye, hence why the man isn’t playing.

    This fcuking stinks. Yet again you’re all being lied to but most can’t see the wood for the trees.

  • 108 Rooster // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Sawbuck, MPFC!

  • 109 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM


    And we’ve done anything like that before have we!!!

    If the rolls we reversed do you honestly think that Ashley, Pardew and Kinnear would give a damn???

  • 110 josh // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    I don’t give two f***s if cabaye wasn’t in the right frame of mind. 60k a week +, get the fk in the right frame. Shitty little c**t. He’s just dropped us in the mire twice in one night. First letting the team down, second giving arsenal leverage to get him cheaper. If he wants to go fine, but get on the pitch and add to your value. Really sets the mood for the season doesn’t it? People dream of being a footballer and you get @rseholes like that throwing a piss fit because the club won’t accept a bid equivalent to asking your mate for a go on his mrs in exchange for cutting of his tackle.

  • 111 jonobbad // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Cant blame cabaye?

    I dont care how much ambition we lack or when a bid was made or even by whom. As long as he is being payer by our club the little turd should be on the pitch giving 100% for the cause.
    Its players like him that get their heads turned that are a plague to football.
    Its not like hes on 40k a week or more to play 90 minutes of football a week… oh wait.

  • 112 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    why should a manager or coach even be expected to teach a FB to track back.

    FB should have already known that their job is to prevent crosses when they were still in their teens.

  • 113 fray bentos // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM


    We have no idea really whats happened behind the scenes with both situations

  • 114 hotdog // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Rooster. Or faulty towers

    Anyone else notice how pally and joking the players were in the tunnel before the game. Wrong attitude. I would starring down the tunnel focused ready to gan into battle. Just me like!

  • 115 LGFUAD21 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM


    See where you are coming from but it’s the simple mistakes that payers are clearly not being called up on.

    Cisse has seemed unmotivated for over a season now.
    Santon and Debuchy give players too much space to operate in.
    The list goes on an on a good coach just like a good manager of any team/office irons out bad behaviour before it becomes habit.

  • 116 kevymartins // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    I take back what I said about Cabaye. Get him the fcuk out of our club immediately. What sort of player just abandoneds his team/friends.

  • 117 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM


    I think you’re completely wrong there, to be honest.

    The fact is, one week ago Arsene Wenger told everyone that Arsenal do their business behind closed doors. Then, in a panic reaction to their fans going crazy, they leak the news to the press that they’re after Cabaye.

    It really does lack class. I’m not saying that’s the reason we lost though.

  • 118 Cool Hand Luke // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    NUFCarter @ #1 He draws pic’s of Arsne Wenger in a skirt with a pair of boobs and a moustache.

  • 119 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM


    It’s all Wengers fault mate…didn’t you know 😉

  • 120 Rooster // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM


    Sorry 4 caps ha ha

  • 121 believeintoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM


    Absolutly agree with it.
    As long as Ashley stays, it doesn’t matter which manager we have.
    And also we will never get a proper manager under Ashley.

    So sacking Pardew might be a gamble although pardew is not good.

  • 122 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    I love it how players come here and suddenly they look very average . Cabaye (title winner) M’biwa (title winner) and the rest of our team is filled with internationals that usually play well for their country.

    The common denominator is our tactics and coaching staff. If you can’t see that I don’t know how to convince you.

  • 123 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    The truth of the matter is as things stand it would be silly and short-sighted to simply blame AP for the way the club is going.

    Mike Ashley should be the main port of call for anyone who wants to criticise the way this club has been run. I, like many others, believe Pardew is not fit to manage this team but nevertheless at least he tries – however ineffective his answers. Ashley on the other hand deliberatelysaps all the money from this club and its loyal fans and gives nothing in return.

    So a word of warning to you lot: the next time you criticise NUFC as a club, start first with Mike Ashley. Pardew wishes he had more control but he doesn’t. He is a pawn in this currently unfolding disaster and you give him too much credit by making him the focal point of your criticisms.

  • 124 papscrunt // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Most of the time the ‘Wasn’t in the right frame of mind’ comes from the club. They know the player will leave and they don’t want him injured. And by saying that they make the player look bad and it helps them not lose face when the player goes.

  • 125 Papiss_Myself // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    We need a striker is an understatement. Cisse looked like he couldn’t give a f*#k.
    Midfield was shocking and couldn’t string two passes together. Anita, debuchy, tiote and Jonas look like championship players at best.
    So deflated its unreal. How much of it is Pardews fault I don’t know. Bad, bad, bad business by Newcastle yet again.
    Not to worry though, come January when we are struggling around the relegation spot we will sign another 7 cheap shite French players.

  • 126 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Absolutely fcuking disgusting
    Never have I seen a more pathetic looking NUFC team, cabs would of made no difference tonight pardew so shut the fcuk up with that one

    Embarrassing truly embarrassing

    Steven Taylor, a pro footballer? Is he fcuk I’ve said all summer this fat idiot needs replacing as he’s a complete liability can’t stand the bloke he can chest pump himself to another club!

    And all the mini accountants saying we only needed one more player, give your heads a shake, were shockingly short of any squad depth and lack serious quality in our starting 11

    As for pardew carver and stone, these clowns need to p1ss off to league 1 ASAP

    Absolutely fuming, set up to win? Behave yourself pardew

  • 127 stan anderson // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    In Carr we trust,why do we trust him with these shams at our club.We have bought cheap because we,ve no ambitions to achieve anything .

  • 128 kevymartins // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    @Papscrunt. Arsenal turned cabaye’s head and that’s why he would not play. It had fa to do with the club just cabaye himself.

  • 129 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM


    Who leaked the story to the press???

    It wasn’t Arsenal I bet, lets not forget that the like’s of Man Utd and PSG have always been seriously interested in the player and the only way to drive up the price and get other interested is to go public with it.

    As I’ve said what Arsenal have done is nothing that we wouldn’t do

  • 130 preqking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Why has no one mentioned.the fact that ba is being frozen out at Chelsea? Why don’t we try and get back him?

  • 131 LGFUAD21 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM


    It’s not so much about teaching. It’s about conditioning. You’ll be surprised at how some players probably don’t even realise they are doing it. Or don’t have the consciousness in the heat of a game. A good coach will breed it in to players so it becomes second nature.

  • 132 kevymartins // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Cabaye thinks he is too good for us so fcuk him lets sell him and bring in someone better. Let him go lick Arsen’s hole.

  • 133 wolfshead@toon // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM


    thats ok we will more than likely be playing in the champship next year

    i was surprised at pellegrini being a good english speaker!

  • 134 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM


    because it really matters about your nationality… bosnia n hertz MoM, french player scored, argintinian scored, ivory coast, spanish… they had lescot through injury only and hart in the team that was english.

  • 135 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM


    An interesting take on the situation. You may well be right there. Personally, I have disliked the way AP has constantly been mentioning Cabaye and the interest of other clubs in him at seemingly every opportunity. That does suggest an alterior motive to me. Perhaps it wouldn’t be too unrealistic to assume that AP has been told he must raise money from sales before JFK will sanction spending it.

  • 136 DiscoNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Everything wrong at the moment. Useless pocket lining owner, championship manager (at a push!) and a team full of misguided idiots who all want out on big money deals we can’t offer them… Or won’t. Southampton have just broken their transfer record for a class striker they’ve already proved they can live without…..
    But we can’t negotiate a deal with Gomis AGENTfor a striker we’re screwed without!! No one else is coming, seasons have started and squads are set. Only big money talks for anyone worth a damn now and fat lad ain’t a spender

    Roll on our second visit to the championship!

  • 137 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM



  • 138 BennygivesmeTinglyBalls // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Shocking performance. The team lacks guts and doesn’t look like anyone wants to play for each other. Dummett solid and Krul was incredible. Hopefully this wakes Ashley up. I don’t want any dodgy panic buys though, we need good recognised players. Alderwield is a must. A striker is a must, gouffran lacks quality and Cisse was shocking tonight, he can’t contribute anything except goals, which he isn’t getting as we can’t create anything. For me Gomis isn’t good enough. We need a link between the strikers and sissoko and anita who should be sitting. Tiote is THE worst player in our team, the amount of times he gives the ball away trying to play a Alex Song ball is unbelievable. De Jong would be perfect and Mccarthy as well. Tom ince or Sinclair would be ideal. So to sum up. Pardew is shit, we need about 5 players. However we will get 2 or 3 dodgy panic buys and if we do get someone class, Pardew will end up playing them in the wrong positions and formations. I want to be optimistic, but there is literally nothing to look forward to. This is so much of a joke that we may as well make JK manager and just have a laugh about it.

  • 139 Sawbuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    He probably wanted to play.

    But pardew can’t come out and say “The owner doesn’t want him to get injured as he’s about to quadruple his money on him”

    So he tries to blame Arsenal and make out the Cabaye is flakey.

  • 140 Rooster // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Of course you are right scout, I will downgrade them to Morcambe and Wise!

  • 141 wingspan // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Anybody that thinks Anita is Good is Mental.

    Too Small too weak and the league is too quick for him.

    I imagine in the dutch league where u have time on the ball and is far less physical he shone but he is just miles out of his depth in the prem.

    I know he hasnt played a lot but from what i have seen i would go as far as saying hes rubbish

  • 142 stu mel // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Listened to the match on the radio, Benny was talk up as being good. It really sounded like out matched by skill, and humiliated by play It sounded like it was a league one team vs barca. I thought the score line was modest,
    I make no joke all wait for the next game, ever Newcastle have got worse than last season or man city are going to be scarily epic this season. We had no hope of even getting in the box. And they could have scored about 6-10 if they where on fire. I feel a deep deep fear for this season, I just hope man city are that good

  • 143 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM


    “What Arsenal have done is nothing we wouldn’t do”

    Surely you’re not implying that what Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear would do is some sort of example to follow?

    Mike Ashley has done plenty of awful things that embarrass and ashame us all, just because he’d do something doesn’t mean it’s right!

    And I’d bet it was Arsenal who leaked it. Firstly, the timing is coincidental after yesterdays fan outcry. Secondly, Sky broke the news – Newcastle always leak stuff through local journos. Thirdly, Sky also reported Arsenal bidding/enquiring for three other players on the same day.

  • 144 LGFUAD21 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    We can hate on Cabaye for dropping out but can we really blame him for wanting to go to arsenal. At least he’ll respect the manager. I find it hard to believe that any of our newer players could respect pardew.

  • 145 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    id just like o be the first to congratulate steven taylor on his fantastic showing of why he should be in the england team for the world cup.

    the bloke has said it would be the happiest day of his life if he was called up, congratulations, your an absolute idiot for what you did and will never wear the england strip unless you buy it, good showing.

  • 146 Beattie25 // Aug 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Sad thing is that this will not be sorted.

    This initial anger will subside as people tell you that Man City are too good, that we would’ve been beaten anyway, that it was all Cabayes fault, and soon we will all be focused on West Ham where the usual blind optimism will stem from supporters of the regime.

    We will start to believe we are a decent team and that we play good football and everything will be ok, but another abject, soulless, clueless and poor display will be on show and the whole repeating pattern will start again.

    If this was any other club, there’d be protests outside the ground tomorrow. There’d be calls to boycott, screams of displeasure, voices calling for action and fans responding to them.

    Here we just support the club blindly and are so afraid to miss a 1-0 against West Ham that we would not fight for the future of this club.

    I’m boycotting games, merchandise and all Ashley related money making ventures and if anyone wants to organise a stand against him I’ll be there.

  • 147 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Wow – the anti CAbaye feeling is really pathetic. You all know that its CAbaye that wants away and not FAtAsh that wants to cash in!!!

    Its no wonder that players cant play well for us as we are soooooo fickle – Tiote / Cavbaye world class 2 years ago and now not even championship material. If he didn’t want to leave he will now.

    Its just a shame 52000 of those super fickle supports will be pouring money into FAtAshes coffers on Saturday – and no doubt hurling abuse at the ‘team’


  • 148 wolfshead@toon // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    could things be any worse if joe was manager? hahaha

  • 149 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    @ King

    Yeah and look where those rankings have England. You must be happy getting thumped regularly then because Pardew is setting records for our defeats. I have seen Wigan put up more of a fight against City away from home with the likes of Caldwell in their side.

    Fun fact, posting in all capitals means you’re post is 10 times better :)

  • 150 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    At least we didnt perform as poorly as jamie carragher did on MNF

  • 151 jonobbad // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    We all know if cabaye is sold we wont get a replacement for years. In fact we wont see the money at all if previous form is to go by.
    I would dump cabaye in the reserves to let him rot and then laugh in his face when he misses out on his chance at the world cup next summer.
    Not that im bitter or anything.

  • 152 LGFUAD21 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    I will never understand this Anita bashing.

    He has a lot of potential and has shown a lot better footballing ability that sissokho.

    He is the player that’s could be turning defence into attack with his pass and move tendencies. He’s also a lot more mobile than any of our other cms.

    People need to get their head out of sissokhos ass and realise he is just a bigger more physical obertan with no tricks in his locker. All he does is run into the opposition

  • 153 Bearsize // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Think debuchy took the cabaye news the worst! What a stinker he had. People keep saying cisse needs service but what we need is a target man. Our team craves one. Cisse was so light weight and contributes absolutly nothing. Was gutted when he brought goofy off instead of cisse. Big target man urgent.

    P.s. we are so bad in the air. Will be our downfall mark my words! Bedtime!

  • 154 Jamesthefirst // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I would bet any money the rejected bid was leaked by Cabaye’s agent to ensure his client didn’t have to play for us again.

    He wants out, and to be honest can you blame him? He looked fed up last season. He is wasting his career at Newcastle. And he knows it.

  • 155 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM


    I’m pretty sure MA could literally turn up to SJP and urinate on the fans in the terraces, and they’d still turn up to every match for a pie and a pint.

    I’ve always admired the people who give the club such loyal support, at home and all over Europe, but there comes a point where you’re simply paying £40 a week to be laughed at.

  • 156 Novocastrians // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:03 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

  • 157 Beattie25 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM


    Man Utd did the exact same the day before Evertons game.

    Did Everton capitulate? Did Martinez spit his dummy out? Did Fellani and Baines refuse to play/dropped?

    Im not advocating Arsenal but these bids happen all the time. It’s how the club with the offer on the table react that makes the difference. We chose to cry over it where other clubs are resilient.

  • 158 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    There was no reason why Arsenals ridiculous bid was just seen as that and Cabaye was told he is staying going nowhere and get his head around playing. Responsibility lies with our knobhead of a manager who was probably looking for his latest excuse.

    He is such a dick. A complete loser on top of that. Cabaye should have played, told he was and that was the end of it, but no. lets all have a drama. Pathetic.

    Pardew yet again trying to deflect responsibility.


  • 159 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Bearsize NOOOOOOO

    Target man = lump ball

  • 160 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.

  • 161 NUFC FOR SALE // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Anita is a good player

    If Keegan was manager Anita would start every game because Keegan would know how to use him.

    Face facts if Pardew had his way we wouldn’t have Anita, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Cisse, Sissoko, Marvaeux etc….we’d happy Carlton Cole, Bobby Zamora, and another dozen plodders.

    We have a decent squad with 4 good quality additions it could be a great team but it matters not as we have a manager who has to go down as the most clueless manager I have ever known in my time supporting newcastle,

  • 162 Slater // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:05 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.

  • 163 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM


    What I’m saying is that this type of thing happens all the time in football and I don’t understand the outcry simply because it’s happened against us. If this was the only time that it had happened then fair enough

    There has been an outcry towards Wenger and Arsenal’s lack of spending all summer so this can’t be just a knee jerk reaction to their result against Villa and why is it that Baines and Fellini can still put in a performance for Everton yet Cabaye has had his head turned?

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I’d bet that we have removed him the squad to protect him form the possibility of injury so the deal can and will go through

  • 164 geordie1892 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    What the hell has happened to Tiote? Absolute liability.

    I like to try and be optimistic but that was p!ss poor. I expected defeat but the lack of fight and passion makes me seriously worried for the coming season.

    We need a win and more importantly a spirited display against West Ham or we are fcuked!

  • 165 Sazzer // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I don’t get why a bid would change anything. It feels like an yet another excuse. Unless Arsenal wants Cabaye in their squad against Fenerbache. I don’t see why he wouldn’t give his all against City today and play for another team next week if that what they agree on.

  • 166 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Well we carnt blame cabs not playing, we ‘should’ have ample replacement to come off the bench…..

    Any road, Debs was shocking, if cabs goes he should go too… i really hope the PSG talk of the double swoop is true. Sell them and replace them just dont rip off the fans again.

  • 167 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Love the way Percy is advising Arsenal on how they should conduct themselves in the transfer market. F#cking Balloon.

  • 168 Spuggy // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    We played 442 until sending off 😉

  • 169 fray bentos // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Average manager with mostly overrated average players coached by seemingly average coaching staff, all brought together in a haphazard incohesive manner where price overrides positional needs as the most important factor in transfers. Throw in plenty of penny pinching and a moron director of football who still lives in the dark ages and has a serious personality disorder.

    Oh what fun lies ahead this season

  • 170 Beattie25 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM


    I agree 100%.

    I’ve said for a while now that a vast majority of nufc fans see it as a day out. They take the shirt of the hanger, go out and have a few beers, go and watch the match, rant about it afterwards, put the shirt back on the hanger and return to normality.

    They have no care about the long term plan for this club, they don’t care enough about the style of football, the quality of the team, the passion from the players.

    They want what Ashley wants, Newcastle to stay in the prem so they can enjoy watching them against big clubs. They accept mediocrity because it means they can enjoy Pl football.

  • 171 wolfshead@toon // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM


    pardew out joe in? :-)

  • 172 hotdog // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    I can see a bid for Hatem coming in. He has the quality top teams are looking for and then it is goodnight Newcastle united.

  • 173 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM


    im usually quite timid on this blog compared to on other social media, but shut the hell up.

    there are NO supporters of the regime, just people who dont look at everything through an emotional teenagers glasses.

    nobody wants ashley most didnt/dont want pardew but we are stuck with him.

    its people like you that make our club look like crap, our biggest stock is the fact we have an amazing fan base, if you lose us our team is just another sunderland.

    your not supporting the team, your not supporting the manager, your not supporting board, tell me what team you support and ill show you a liar.

  • 174 irishtoon999 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Joke of a manager and joke of a club! Just back from the game and the manc fans didn’t even slag us, they were embarrassed for us, between the way we played and the cabaya news.. We R n serious trouble this season, make no mistake, we can’t hold on to the ball and we can’t pass!!

  • 175 stu mel // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Please mate chill
    Over teams loose games badly too. Go do your protest you go tell Ashley to send the cash I bet while your do that he not there and he won’t be listen
    Here the options as a fan as like it or not in the eyes off the law the club is Ashley’s lump it
    Accept that your club is shite but still support are don’t support.
    Myself I just see so much waisted of what the club could be

  • 176 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    If I was Sam Allardyce on Friday i would put some bids in for Ben Arfa, Sissoko and Krul, maybe Collocini, clearly they would then need to be pulled from our squad.

    A new tactic for opposition sides, put ridiculous bids in for our players and then they wont play. For F#cks sake.

  • 177 Novocastrians // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Get Fat Ass out and all will be well until then just shite !

  • 178 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    BPC actually I am annoyed at these result but I am not brainwashed by tis stupid belief that any player from a different league is a super star as carr found him I look at the facts.

    1. team such as lyon hardly ever progress beyond the group stages of the CL

    2. this is call the premier league a league which is physical and fast the French league is a league with players take ages to close down on the opposition

    3.the fact that we lost out on remy to a team that was already virtually relegated.

    4.when ba got put back into the centre right away he was back to scoring lots cisse on the other hand goes into the centre in January but is always offside.

    5. when simmo and raylor were FB we had a excellent defence and the midfield were always able to get forward then santon replaced raylor due to injury and goals started leaking then we change to a 4-2-3-1 concerned about the leaks with our defence then simmo goes causing the right to get leaky too.

  • 179 fatman // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    lets not blame Pardew its not his fault he gets 1% of all sales, that might have something to do with Cabaye being left out they cant play an injured player as only we buy crocks, every player has a price, if they are offered the money the player goes, its Ashley’s way out, he cant sell the club so he will sell player by player, then sell for £50m-£80m when we go down, we are just as poison to him as he is to us.

  • 180 stuart no9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    you cant just blame pardew for this league 3 side he has put together, Ashley – kinnear- pardew , look at those 3 names, 3 names that wouldnt know class if a big concrete slab fell from the sky with class written all over it, and hit them on the head, the 3 have to go, newcastle will not recover from this ,and if they do , it will be half a dozen games from now but they will be rooted to the bottom of the league and will be too late anyway,
    People who know football will probably know , tonight they have witnessed the worst team the prem has ever seen with the worst perfomance the prem has ever seen, tonight was ashleys night , his 5 year plan starting to take effect, the 5 years he has predicted it will take before nufc are the laughing stock of world football and not give us a sniff of a chance to to rectify it.
    Dont think because 52000 fans turn up at SJP for the next game it will make them play better – it wont, this performance has shaped us for the season- the long miserable season ahead,
    We were lucky tonight – it should have been 8 , if i was the man city manager i would be ripping into my team for wasting so many chances, luckily it wasnt man u or chelsea we were playing.
    The 3 wise men have to go . what is needed is boycotts demos , riots who cares , they have to be removed now, BOYCOTT.

  • 181 BennygivesmeTinglyBalls // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Wish we had sold Tiote instead of Perch. Pardew is clueless , I wish Ashley would have sorted this out earlier, offering him an 8 year contract was bonkers. If we had someone like Laudrup as manager, life would be so positive

  • 182 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Get real all you optimists. We are officially a selling club. Cabs is on his way to whoever but we won’t have a replacement lined up. Why did we not start recruiting in June because Ashley has no intention of spending. Who of any substance is going to be attracted to us? WE are already in a relegation dogfight. Injuries pre kick off Remy, Santon now Guti. Taylor banned for 3. Sold 3 Englishmen in key cover areas – not replaced. Willo, Obertan, Gosling and several more not good enough even to offload (nobody wants them). If we are going to have to rely on youngsters why let Campbell & Ferguson go out on loan. There was no passion tonight & one of the few Englishmen we have was stupid & naive. From Cabs money must spend wisely : Tom Ince £8M (young,quick, goals & English) Then we must trawl big clubs for loan players : Milner, Vermalen, Lescott even Ba. Think £15M for McCarthy would be too much.Forget Gomis . But batten down the hatches we are in for a real bumpy ride but whats new with this regime?

  • 183 BandB // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM


    No bedtime story for you chucky egg. I have a lullaby for you though.

    “Keep ye feet still Ibiza hinny, let’s be happy through the night.
    “For we mightn’t be so happy through the day.
    And give ‘us this bit comfort, keep ye feet still Ibiza lad.
    I wadn’t drive ya bonny dreams away.

    I remember you last summer when you were vastly less on the fence. A neat trick.
    King of the Five-Year-Plan and Negger-Finder-General, I recall.
    You haven’t changed. You are just more subtle.

  • 184 wynsleap // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    In nearly 60 years of watching the Toon rarely have I seen a full back display as bad as Debuchy’s tonight.
    The people who slagged off Danny Simpson should be hanging their heads in shame tonight as the lad never had a game anywhere near as bad as that in his time at the Toon.
    Even a young kid came on at left full back for his first ever first team performance and made him look like an amateur.
    People say that Cisse looked disinterested. Wouldn’t you with that level of service and response. The guy was made to look foolish wandering around on his own up front.
    Why take Ben Arfa off – he looked fit and hungry and made some decent runs. Anita is second rate at best.
    Taylor is finished at this club in my opinion. Never fully fit he has now developed into a player who runs around the defensive area like a headless chicken and still hasn’t learned to keep his arms by his side.
    Felt sorry for Tim Krul tonight – without four fabulous saves we would have been looking at a total massacre. His body language seemed to suggest he wasn’t exactly impressed with the team’s performance.
    We now know that we need two strikers, a decent right back and also a creative midfielder seeing as poor pussy Cabaye didn’t ‘get his head right’ for tonight. Bravery of the first order from our overhyped Monsieur.
    This club is up to it’s neck in impending disaster. Fans must mobilise to get Ashley OUT of Toon or we are going to be the biggest laughing stock in Premiership history.

  • 185 West Lancs Geordie // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    To all you who said City were brilliant – they bloody well should be for all the money theyve spent. They could have put out a far better team than us from players on the bench & not even in the squad. The Premiership is stuffed. Far better for the rest of the teams if Man U , Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs & Liverpool created their own Elite League. WE wouldn’t have to be content in finishing 15th & put out weaken teams in Capital One & FA Cups just to try & preserve our Prem survival. It’s a nonesense! Bet we don’t take five points from those six teams this season!

  • 186 chrisj9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Firstly well done Krul and Dummet, also thought sissoko did ok defensively in second half, the rest were very poor, debuchy especially poor, every time i see newcastle on tv Tiote missplaces passes or looses the ball, which is a shame and i thought we looked pretty much like last season. Y steven taylor was deliberatly trying to get sent off i dont know, i think at best he should only be used as cover. Cabaye for me all summer even before kinnear arrived was trying to engineer a move away, it just shows his lack of loyalty, I don’t think Ben Arfa is as loyal as he should n could be either given his comments a few months ago. As for pardew i think we need to get a new fresh manager, maybe like poyet, and as for mike n joe we need signings quick, I commented on the gomis transfer when we’d had a big accepted every1 was happy but I said I don’t think he’ll sign due to his agent fees, and I also said cabaye would leave before we spend anything, Douglas should of been signed and we should of got gomis or Sum1 very similar up top, poor game for us, to say the leaat

  • 187 toonicle // Aug 20, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Tiote was basically useless, unfortunate that Anita wasn’t a whole lot better but he hasn’t had many first team chances to be fair. The whole thing was pretty much a disaster.

  • 188 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Part of the problem is that we bought these European players primarily because they were available and cheap. There clearly wasn’t a systematic plan of building a team and a style of play. What position was Anita bought to fill? What role is Sissoko meant to be playing? And Gouffran? (Not that they are much good anyway). And as someone remarked, Cabaye was a one-season wonder (along with Cisse and Tiote). Debuchy was obviously brought in to play right back, and obviously can’t. And if Jonas is supposed to be a winger, well he ain’t.

  • 189 Grumpy // Aug 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    Its only the first game , Calm down.

  • 190 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    First game yeah, but no real prospect of any improvement that I can see. We looked just like we looked last season, and that wasn’t pretty. It’s quite possible that at the end of the season the table will be the same as it is today. Man City on top, NUFC on the bottom.

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