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Some Good News About Newcastle

10:01 am, Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 77 Comments

The first 10 minutes of last night’s game was terrible to watch, as Manchester City could have easily been at least 3-0 up, and the trepidation we had about last night’s game was justified, as we went from bad to worse when Steven Taylor – through utter frustration – swung his arm at Sergio Aguero – and was rightly sent off.

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Loic Remy – being introduced to the St. James’ Park crowd

At half time we thought it could end up as a cricket score, given we had 10 men and City had ripped us apart when we had the full side out.

But let’s give our lads some credit for showing some guts when all seemed lost, and Paul Dummett will remember his debut for his home town club – he looked the part for Newcastle and Alan Pardew said after the game he thought Paul did great, and he could play on Saturday against Fulham

The surprising news today is that Loic Remy may even be fit for the home against Fulham at St. Jame’s Park a week on Saturday.

The earlier prognosis on Remy was that he would be fit for the Aston Villa game on September 14th, but this is what Alan Pardew said after the game:

“We’re still short – we’re short of Demba Ba,” “That’s what it looks like, and until Remy is fit, or we get another striker, it will be a problem for us.”

“We have Loic Remy coming back, and he’s two weeks away. Maybe he might make the Fulham game. The West Ham game is a bridge too far.”

Newcastle’s attack looked non-existent last night, and we had just one shot on target all night, and when we tried to move forward our attacks were quickly broken up by a City side that looked much superior to Newcastle.

But we also have to remember that we’ll not get much out of the top four or five sides this season – so a defeat at the Etihad would have been the conventional wisdom.

We didn’t expect to be humbled however, but it’s home games against teams like West Ham and Fulham that we have to win – and those are our next two fixtures.

Win against the Hammers and things will quickly look a lot better for fans, than the dark gray skies than hang over Newcastle United this morning.

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77 responses so far ↓

  • 1 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Well, I never thought I would pick a team with this lad starting, but after last night, we know that Cisse just cannot hold the ball up to let play catch him up.

    This is my line up for West Ham
    (Assuming Cabs leaves, and knowing no-one will come in)
    (Also assuming Santon & Jonas are injured still)

    _________Krul
    Anita__Collo__Mbiwa__Dumett
    __________Tiote___________
    HBA_________________Marv
    _____ Sissoko_ Gosling______
    __________Shola__________

    Subs
    Elliot, Tav, Vuckic, Sammy, Goofy, Cisse

  • 2 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    I’m terrified for this season. We looked like a shadow of a football team, and offered absolutely nothing. Something HAS to change and quickly. No excuses we were by far the worst side of the weekend. I was beyond embarrassed watching the game. What the hell are we going to do about it because we are in one hell of a mess now. If possibly we’ve got even worse.

  • 3 AaranD // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Tiote cannot play on his own in front of the defense, he is a liability at the moment with his suicide passes.

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Gonna take a hell of a lot more than remy to improve on the shower of **** that’s was shown last night!

    AaranD
    2 mins ago
    People keep saying, “Ah well it was City we were going to lose.”
    Well yes City are a great side and wont be beaten often this year. Its the manner of the defeat which really rattles me. Showed very little if anything at all ambition wise no gut determination from the team, only HBA showed any spark going forward.
    We lacked discipline massively and as soon as you lose your head you have already lost and our players showed that yesterday.

    Spot on lad

  • 5 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Aparently Ashley has set Cabaye’s price at £20M.

    It is expected PSG will come in with a bid next, and Arsenal will come back in with an improved bid, of around £15M

  • 6 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    So what happened to this fitness consult/guru or whatever that we signed up to lower the amount of players in the injury room. First game and we have already got guti pulling his calf.

  • 7 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Debuchy and Tiote were beyond abysmal, utterly utterly awful. If
    It weren’t for Krul and some dodgy refereeing we would have lost 10 – 0 and that is not acceptable, it’s as simple as that.

  • 8 bobby mango // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Couldn’t wait to read this post. In desperate for some good news. Hope last night will trigger Ashley and Kinnear into making some transfer moves. We know we’ll have at least 12m to spend from Cabaye, so spend it now.

    Richyg01 – good ideas… I’d swap Anita for Gosling and Gouffran for Shola. And be playing the wide men ahead of the advanced central midfielders.

  • 9 Slank // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Ed,

    Just read your comments and was wondering whether your title and narrative have got mixed up with some other topic you are working on as straws and clutching come to mind with regards to ‘good news’ as I cannot see it.

  • 10 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    @6

    Apparently its the same ‘buttock’ injury that he sustained in pre-season, he should never have played as he was not 100%.

    Its fine having a fitness consultant, but when you have a squad which lacks in strength and depth as much as we do, then it is the manager who decides if someone plays, not the fitness coach.

  • 11 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    It’s time to take action. It really is.

  • 12 Byker Boy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Some other good news Taylor will be missing for three games!!!!!!

  • 13 JackButler // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    No amount of signings will change the tactics

  • 14 AaranD // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Well Ashley won’t get mugged off over a transfer, yet we do what Arsenal did to us (offer bare minimum). He’ll try get a bidding war going for Cabs with PSG and Arsenal.

    Guti was injured before the game and shouldn’t of played in all fairness.

  • 15 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    I’m also certain we’re beyond the issue of a couple of new players. We just can’t play football and that lies with Pardew, Carver and Stone.

  • 16 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Richy
    I don’t really care what ash has set the price at it won’t be spent
    To be honest I’d rather he was sold quickly, like the next 2 days so we still have time to get a bloody replacement in

    We NEED 3-4 atleast signings still or we are in huge trouble
    A CB is a must, maybe a young RB, a LW and a CF if cabs goes then a CAM needs adding to the list
    Ashley turning another pre season into a complete joke again, no doubt the mini accountants will tell us to shut up and it’s another great bit of business to spend nout and flog cabs to lighten the club debt

  • 17 bobby mango // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Richyg01 – didn’t spot Anita at rb. Would probably give debuchy another go vs west ham. Know they play with wingers but at home we should be pinning them back.

  • 18 AaranD // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Just sold another prospect in Inman.

  • 19 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    byker boy

    we have increased our chances of winning our next three games. thank fcuk hes out

  • 20 Byker Boy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Spot on Tommyy !

  • 21 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    So has Inman gone to Crewe?

  • 22 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Dire stuff … nothing has changed.. in fact the cracks are wider … so flat and disjointed

  • 23 Toon1978 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    No width is our problem. City tore us to shreds down the flanks.WE NEED WINGERS FFS. Cisse has received nothing from wide areas for months and months but hey hoo it’s ok is Ashley’s eyes as long as his wallet is far. F….g pathetic.

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    NUFC Carter
    God knows what happened to our improved fitness training because we didn’t look match fit!

    What I want to know is what they all meant by training has been made harder? Because judging by last night all I can figure is pardew is making them train with blindfold’s on

  • 25 Slank // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    richyg01

    Where did you hear / read ‘Ashley has set Cabaye’s price at £20M’ ?

    I wonder whether Cabaye feels he is good enough to get regular games and any one of these Wiltsure, Cazola, Ramsey, Diaby and Arteta?

    Cabaye is almost guaranteed in a our starting lineup but I’m not entirely sure that would be the case with Arsenal and that wouldn’t be good for his place in the French national team.

  • 26 Lachu // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    just a doubt .. is there a rule like if theres a bid , the player shouldnt play ??? cabaye s absence was inexplicable … why should pardew drop without even giving him 45mins…

  • 27 Slatymag // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    We are short of a striker Alan, yes we know. Would you like to sit down Alan, come on and sit down for a while.

    It’s about time Pardew started pointing some fingers. If he really believes he’s the best thing since bread came sliced then he must be itching to put the blame on someone else. My guess is he is fully aware of his own shortcomings and is happy to toe the line knowing that he is as much to blame for his own inability in his managerial role. Everyone who matters in the higher reaches of our club is content with mediocrity in numbers. SJP is one big glass house!

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    AaranD,
    To be fair though, he refused to sign a new contract here, so was always away.

  • 29 GenralHez // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Could not do worse than last night

    _________Krul
    Anita__Collo__Mbiwa__Dumett
    __________Tiote___________
    Gosling_________________Marv
    _____Goofy_ Sissoko_ HBA

  • 30 Chrisdb // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Now I am a newcastle fan from South Africa, First time post, and have to say that you all will in all likelyhood have more soccer knowledge than me, but here are my thoughts. Firstly I would play HBA as the striker in front of Gosling( whom I would have played yesterday as well) and Sisokko, with MARV down the left, Vukic down the right, Anita instead of Tiote who I personnaly would sell. Gosling might just be that midfielder that can score 10 goals a season for us. He needs to play and proved that he can score in the off season.

  • 31 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    When ever I see the title ‘Good news’ my excitement never seems to increase because I know damn well the news won’t be worth getting excited about. It would be good news if Remy was back for our next game but no we have to survive without him for another two.

  • 32 Toon1978 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Another cb, two wingers and a striker. The whole of Football can see this but not the men in charge.

  • 33 Jonny // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    We have no team spirit and no leadership in the team (Nolan,Barton etc.) really worrying times for this club.

  • 34 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Last night highlighted how important Cabaye is to the team, without him we have no one who can just put their foot on the ball and control things in the middle.

    We lack flair, HBA was the only one trying last night, and if the players around him do not give the same effort, then he too will give up the same as them.

    We are defensively unstable, Debuchy is a liability. People say he needs time to bed in, but look at Pieters at Stoke, he looked solid and assured in his first game and he was getting forward into good positions too.

    Something has to change, but what?

    Change manager?
    Still have Ashley in charge of the purse strings, so a new manager would not be backed the same as a new manager at another club.

    Change owner?
    Not that easy really though is it, also takeovers take a lot of time, so this would not make any difference for this window.

    Change tactics?
    Sure, we can play different players in different positions, but where is our fight or determination. We go a goal down and our heads instantly drop, a decision goes against us and the anger in the players is unreal.

    I really do not know where we go from here, we are in a bad bad place, and I really see this season will be a long hard slog which will result in us being relegated.

    The PL table we can see this morning, could easily resemble that of the end of the season.

    Its sad but its true.

  • 35 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    well if ashley has any sence at all he will spend big money on keeping us in the premire league because if he doesnt were relegated its as simple as that, so mr ashley your wanting 267m quid for the club well youll get nowhere near that amount when were stuck in the fizzy pop league thats for sure so either put the money up or sell up now so someone could at least show ambition and sign some decent players

  • 36 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    One moment cemented in my mind where Debucy, Sissoko and Ben Arfa played a triangle, and not one of them moved into space or created space with a run, not one! Ben Arfa just stood where he was! I mean it’s goddamn basic coaching for God’s sake! he should play the pass and then move into space! I’m exasperated with it! What do they do in training?

  • 37 wynsleap // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    I don’t think the team is the problem at all at this club.
    The only problem we have is the tight a****d, disrespectful, unambitious Ashley. Remove him and his inept joke of a management/coaching team and even the same players would enhance their performances greatly.
    The club is rotten from the top.
    If any fans still think that boycotting home games will not help this team they should think again as relegation looks nailed on this season anyway.
    We MUST get Ashley out whatever it takes and however it’s done because we’ll still be sitting here in the next few years complaining about the same things.

  • 38 Toon73 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    ————Krul———

    Debuchy-Colo-MYM-Santon

    ——-Sissoko-Anita—-

    HBA—-Cabaye—–Marv

    ———-Cisse————-

  • 39 cjtoon // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    @ richyg01

    Thats really your formation and team? No offence but its awful. Cisse is getting a lot of stick for last night and yes he struggled to hold up play. The problem is, even if he had kept the ball better (which wouldnt have been hard), he had no support within 30-40 yards of him. especially once we went down to 10.

    I really don’t understand why people moan about Ben Arfa’s defensive frailties and then put him in a line up on the right wing. He is a no. 10 he cant defend and shouldnt waste his energy trying. He was good last night to start with, then got into his usual ‘groundhog day’ stuff of trying to run through players when easy passes are available. It must be hard when you are essentially the only creative player in a team and are expected to make it happen on your own.

    We have no link between midfield and Cisse. He is more than isolated, he may aswell have just gone off with Taylor last night. We knew the sort of player he was when we bought him and he showed how good he can be if he has support. The problem is we leave him stranded for 90 mins and expect him to do something.

    Another worrying thing about last night was how we went back to sitting really deep. I know Transfer Sage has been saying this all summer and it was evident again last night. We cram everyone back and stop closing down as a unit, inviting more pressure onto our defence. Then when we have the ball our midfield and defence are 10 yards apart and Cisse is 50 yards away completely isolated against 6 opposition players.

    Its a mess of our own creation.

  • 40 AaranD // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Well Tiote has come and said the right things.
    http://tyneandwear.sky.com/newcastleunited/video/78087/newcastle-uniteds-cheick-tiote-urges-mike-ashley-to-spend-after

    Basically saying wasn’t good enough and the sending off killed the team spirit, the very little that was there.
    And with 2 more players out for 3 plus games he hopes Ashley spends money on the club as the squad is so small.

  • 41 fergies left foot // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    we all feel a bit let down by the performance yesterday (understatement of the year?). Debuchy was horrendous and defence shaky as usual. However, lets look at some positives!

    -West Ham at home is a completely different ball game! likely to play one of carlton cole/maiga as lone striker and a team generally short on pace!

    -after yesterday, even though it was a let down, I do believe were looking to play the ball on the ground a bit more as anita and cabaye
    said. on three occasions we played it one touch between 4 players or more. cant remember that happening for the whole of last season.

    -Let’s hope this week can bring some developments on transfers and maybe cabaye can get his head sorted in time for the next KO.

    -Krul and Dummet looked good. Ben Arfa is not overweight….

    not much I know but i think we should all just forget about yesterday and move on.

  • 42 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    @25

    Ashley Personally Tells Arsenal They Can Have Cabaye For £20m

  • 43 Lachu // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    What are the realistic targets still left ….
    Mcarthur -12m
    Ince – 8m
    sinclair -4mill
    thauvin -12mill
    Skrtel -6-8m
    some striker

  • 44 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    wynsleap

    spot on

  • 45 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    The players also look beyond frustrated. They couldn’t keep a lid on it and that is a truly bad sign. First game of the season and they feel that way!
    If nothing changes we’re getting relegated for certain. We looked worse by far than any team this weekend. Doesn’t matter who you’re playing when it’s the fundamentals that are the real problem.

  • 46 Lachu // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    stop talkin abt relegation ffs …. surely sunderland stoke and hull are worse than us

  • 47 NUFCarter // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Geordiemark

    he wont spend. If we get relegated he will pocket the 60+mil and F off but if we do manage to stay up then its a bonus and he will stay until it no longer interests him or we get relegated the following season due to lack of signings and poor management etc (the same mistakes as before and before that)

  • 48 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    the west ham game is very important see what happens I dont think the crowd will be nice to ashley well thats if ashley is there hes nothing but a coward

  • 49 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Fergies left foot,
    Carlton Cole isn’t at West Ham anymore. Maiga is quicker than our back line, as is Vaz Te another of their strikers.

  • 50 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    NUFCarter

    very true, I do think the west ham game is very important if we dont win the game then i can see major problems at the ground

  • 51 JaxtheMag // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    the club is rubbish from top to bottom. we need a new owner and a new direction, coz the only way we are heading is down. pardew looks like a ghost.

  • 52 cjtoon // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    @ 41 Carlton Cole doesnt play for west ham, he is without club.

  • 53 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I would not sell cabaye to arsenal at all they showed no respect towards newcastle united with there bid for cabaye on the eve of the first match of the season they are well out of order with me its a damn disgrace

  • 54 Tommyy // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Fergies left foot – And then when we put in another pitiful display at home to West Ham next week? What then? just forget it and move on?

    For me there were no positives last night at all! It was a damn shambles and I’m sick of it. We’ve been pushed so far down by this parasite of a regime that we are still looking to defend this absolutely monstrosity of a performance. I’m sorry but it is indefensible. There was no organisation, discipline or any sign at all of the basics.

  • 55 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    @46

    It is a very realistic possibility, every other club around us has expanded and improved their squads.

    We on the other hand have continued to stand still, and inevitably getting left behind.

    Sure, it was the opening weekend, but I couldn’t pick 3 teams worse than us, I couldn’t pick one team worse than us, and that has been our reliance for the last two seasons, that there are teams who will be worse than us, so they will keep us up.

  • 56 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Tommyy

    we play west ham this saturday

  • 57 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    richyg01

    were not rock bottom of the league for nothing we are the worst team

  • 58 richyg01 // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    @57

    EXACTLY.

  • 59 fergies left foot // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Ah my bad!! But i doubt Maiga is quicker than MBiwa who’ll play in central defence with collo on sat!

  • 60 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I still think we should play 3 at the back 2 wingbacks think its a lot more solid then the shit formation where playing now and most teams in the league play that way, we better win v west ham or that ground will blow up in ashleys face its like a powder keg now it just needs something to kick it off

  • 61 tdyson // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Absolute mess. I expected us to lose, but not in that manner!

    We couldn’t defend.
    We couldn’t create anything.
    We couldn’t hit the target.

    We let them play their game.

    Pardew’s tactics were awful, his subs were worse.

    Taylor is a liability.

    Cisse saw non of the ball, which wasn’t his fault in my opinion.

    Cabeye will be sold, we wont invest the money in a replacement. And it would massively surprise me if we got anyone else in at all.

    How we can compete with Norwich [signed hooper for £5 mill Ricky VanWolfwinkle £8.5] Swansea [Bony £12 mill] West Ham [Big Andy £15 mill] Southampton [Osvaldo £15 mill] is a joke.

    All of those players should be in our price range!

    We NEEEEEEEED 4 – 3 – 3 how many F*******iing times do I need to shout this from the roof tops.

    Krul

    Debuchy – Colo – Mabiwa – Dummett

    Sissoko – Tiote – Gosling

    HBA – Cisse – Marv

    If we impose pur game plan on teams we will do much better ! Fact. The board have 14 days to change my mind that we are not just being used as a cash cow.

    And Pardew has until November to change my mind that he isn’t a useless waste of skin !

    Over and out

  • 62 fergies left foot // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    tommyy, just saying it’s a bit early to judge the whole team after one game! 2008-2009 we took a point at old trafford in the first game and were relegated, last year we beat tottenham in the first game and finished 16th. two years earlier we lost to united away in the first game in similar fashion to yesterday and went on to beat villa 6-0 next week and have a solid first season back in the pl.

    im not saying we look fantastic nor will challenge for champions league but to say were going to get relegated and have the worst team in the league is just plain stupid.

  • 63 geordiemark // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    tdyson

    well put but id give pardew till after the west ham game think november is far to long to have that moron as manager and even giving the job to kinnear would be a massive mistake to

  • 64 keeganjr // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    NOTHING IS IMMENENT!!!! We are not even fcuking close signing anyone.. change the board,manager 1/3 of the team.. ashley need to sell before its to late.. the ants i my garden have bigger heart than the people in this club..

  • 65 wynsleap // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    JaxtheMag @ 51 I actually felt sorry for Pardew last night (I know, I know).
    Standing at the touchline at the start of the second half he was swallowing and blinking constantly looking like he was wishing he was anywhere else than where he was.
    Don’t think he has long here to be honest then we’ll see the return of King Joe the Almighty.
    God help us all.

  • 66 Shearer.Milburn // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Pardew has to start picking players based on performance. Dummett deserves another start. Cisse and tiote need dropped! Get vuckic in around the team!! I would ship cisse out and bring ba back…

  • 67 Belfast-Toon // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I would honestly have a look at Glenn hoddle, he understands the game inside out and will attract hard working players. Fact is we replaced Nolan, Carroll, Barton, Smith, and Enrique and replaced them with cheaper French walts who proved their worth last year when the mackems showed a fighting spirit shown by their gaffer. A big change is needed now before we’re on a dog-fight.

  • 68 tdyson // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    @geordiemark

    I am trying to be positive, if he dont change things soon then thats it from my point of view.

    I say end of November at the latest, I may change my mind well before then.

    We simply have to get 4 points from West Ham and Fulham FACT.

  • 69 Shearer.Milburn // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    I dont think anybody realistically expected any points from city and that would have been fine had we shown some fight or determination. What we got was a team that looked like they were only therd to make up the numbers.

  • 70 Pushy Pardew // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    The problems remain. Tiote’s unable to pass simply to. Sissoko who then makes a run forward bringing in the wide players. Let’s sign Ba and pay him a decent wage. Cisse. Just did not feature but the service
    to him was none existent. I said last time that’s it for me to the Etihad
    but I now mean it. Taylor should be nowhere near the starting side he is poorer as a defender by the game. Fair play though to Dummett who
    showed a spirit generally lacking. Thank heavens for Krul, Coloccini
    and HBA in the first half.
    Kinnear needs to get his act together. We need attack minded players
    and Debuchy to remember the art of defending.
    Don’t sell Cabaye as the Toon Army made very clear.

  • 71 banjax // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    What did people expect ? We ended last season with the same players that nearly had us relegated. Why the surprise at being hammered by Man City, a team who have strengthened in the recess. We have the same manager who failed with fitness and tactics last season, so why should the Toon be any different ? Personally I think Pards has lost the plot along with an executive who are too mean to spend money on the team where it is needed. This lack of ambition alone is having a negative effect on players with Debuchy lacking confidence to play well because his best pal, Cabaye, is leaving him behind at Newcastle. It’s a bloody mess and drastic action is needed – pronto !

  • 72 HullMag6 // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    I’m off the fence, top down change needed.
    Last night I wouldn’t have played jonas and gone with 433 and brought gosling or anita into cabs position.

    Clueless from the top down. Mike should stick to retail or sell us and buy rangers that would work better for him.

    Anyone know an oligarch or a arab prince that have a few billion to play with?

  • 73 bonustime.squad // Aug 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    right i need to get a say on here just signed up ok i love newcastle united like all the fans but here are the things that r bothering me steve taylor at cb is not good enougth for newcastle he should be playing for lower league teams hes not prem class also we def need a striker + left winger gutierrez is ok good work horse but just cant cut it on left wing hes not for us fact. we also need to look at changing tactic man city played 442 last night and ripped us apart with style of play .ok man city have big players but if we played 442 we would be not far off them in certain areas like navas on right we have ben arfa david silva we have sissoko they have harte keeper we have krul when we start looking at it player wise where not that bad .the manager needs to be looked at pardew always saying its this its that cmon mate the squad isnt that bad but your tactics r if we get remy in with cisse switch to a 442 we might just start looking to play better football and get the problem areas of the team ie cb a must lw a must i will say this now we will not go down we should fin top 10 it was man city last night with 10 men 1st game lets just get things sorted for west ham

  • 74 James RS // Aug 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Don’t blame Pardew hes proved he can get the team 5th (very nearly 4th) in the previous season and at the end of that season he said what players he needed (hands were tied though)and what did Mike Ashley do… nothing for the poor guy… bought Vernon Anita when he knew we needed a couple of strikers and a defender. Then he brings in an even bigger muppet (Joke In Ear).From what I can make out hes making money out of NUFC and completely lacks any kind of ambition for our football club…hes got to go we need someone who’s interested in our club and wants success.

  • 75 stu mel // Aug 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I don’t want his blood but are manger shouldn’t have his job after last season. Predicable football is a mile isn’t the word to describe how we play it fing shite

  • 76 stu mel // Aug 20, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Something needs done I am sick of Newcastle we are the clowns of the pl it won’t change, I’m going to start like a AA group but for Newcastle fan, I would sound a bit like I haven’t been to a match since JFK appointed I still think about them every day, I just want to shout at shola one more time,
    Then a old boy pipe up and say I remember the day we had a 14 point lead,
    Then the leader of the group. Telling him to stop and that that kind of talk doesn’t help anyone
    Follow by a comment whispered in the conor “we are going to sign_____”
    At that point the room all now that, once you touch the sweet nectar of Newcastle it’d you don’t your forever taughted and the is no such thing as a cure ha ha ha

  • 77 Jinky Jim // Aug 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    10.2 million! which part of him do you want?
    Can’t be his balls,doesn’t have any!!




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