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Newcastle’s PR Goes Into Overdrive – Pardew Protects His Boss

3:59 pm, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 244 Comments

We expected Alan Pardew has come out today and said his squad is quite strong, and that while he was disappointed we couldn’t get another striker or froward in the squad is still quite strong – but maybe after talking to his boss Joe Kinnear,  the statement from Alan is just a little bit over the top.

Alan Pardew at Rangers shouting

Alan Pardew – appears to be upbeat about his strong squad

This is what Alan said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“We are delighted to have brought Loic Remy to the club in this window and we believe he will form an exciting and effective partnership with Papiss Cisse.”  “Joe has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player.”

“However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had,  and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.”

“We did the majority of our business in the January window, signing five excellent first team players.” “With the strong squad we have we should all approach the season in a positive, optimistic frame of mind.”

Alan Pardew is what we c all a good soldier, he is a good team player and goes with the party line, and his statements to the press are always mature and usually positive.

But we cannot stop but think he is going out of his way to protect his boss Joe Kinnear with the statement, and if we weren’t going to sign any more players and we were satisfied with what we had, why did Alan keep saying he wanted another striker or forward brought in?

But he tried to address that in his statement above, but it still doesn’t hide the fact that the other clubs were spending money this summer like it grew on trees.

Alan Pardew hasn’t got as strong a squad as he would have wanted, that’s the real truth, but those of you who don’t rate Alan, give him a chance, and you never know – we may even surprise ourselves again this season as we did the season before last.

And if Loic Remy can have a great season, and is as good as we think he is, we could still do well this season – but it’s with no thanks to our Director of Football.

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244 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    ar69 @ 256

    Actually there is very little if anything in the national press about Newcastle being the ‘laughing stock’ because we didn’t buy anyone.

    Usually the press have a go because of the antics of the fans.

  • 2 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    The man doesn’t have an opinion…………..saying that he doesn’t have a spine or a pair of balls big enough to have enough personal pride or self respect to voice his true opinion.

    Any other manager, other than one who was so desperate for a job, would have walked a long time ago

  • 3 JAMSHA // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    kick this clowns a** ….. SACK AP

  • 4 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM


    Well said. I posted an article about football fans perception of the best and worst owners in England. We didn’t even get a mention…

  • 5 John Tudor // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    the man is sackless

  • 6 Belfast // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    He’s a mug.

    If relegation meant getting rid of all these jokers, I’d take it now.

  • 7 Felipe // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Team against Villa to get 3 points

    Debuchy Mbiwa Colo Santon
    HBA Cabaye Tiote Sissoko
    Cisse Remy

    Subs: Elliott, Anita, Gouffran, Dummett, Taylor, Marveaux, Sammy, Vuckic

  • 8 Ibizatoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    TDSarf @4…When was that article from?

    I have tried to correct my last post on the previous thread re taking money from the club.

  • 9 Hughie_Gallacher // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Even if the players available weren’t as good as what they already had, that is not the point. Newcastle are seriously under strength and need bodies.

    But then, that would be to take Pardew at face value, when we know deep down there was no serious intent to sign anybody.

  • 10 gar69 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Are you saying the current situation is okay. I didn’t say the press are calling us a laughing stock but I bet a lot of fans around the country will be shaking their heads thinking what is going on at our club.

  • 11 Belfast // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    He’ll be moaning about our small squad in a few months when the injuries kick in. Just like last season.

  • 12 jokinoot // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Puppet on a string

  • 13 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Have you listened to talksport today ??
    Ash , JFK and now Pards with this drivel have made us a laughing stock …. We’ve been getting ripped all day :-(

  • 14 Dondatta13 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Who are the clowns here?…

    Is it the turnips running this once fine club?


    Is it us the mugs that put up with this dross?

    Where has our money gone fat lad?

  • 15 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Before anyone goes around blaming Kinnear or slagging the man off, the reality is he has done the job he was employed to do………………the blame lays 100% at the door of Ashley

  • 16 SharpEnough23 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    I see everyone putting their preffered line ups on here and I don’t see why on every one Cisse is there, I’d play gouffran and Remy up front

  • 17 yo-yo // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    He has very little choice but to toe the line in public.

    But… It would have been VERY easy to bring in a Shola replacement who was not too expensive – and we are desperately short of quality cover through the squad and injuries will bite.

  • 18 clinath@ed // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    “However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had, and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.”
    So, being as they new our “financial situation” before the transfer window opened, all that bluster from I’m and JK was basically crap!

  • 19 Edd Case // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    There’s no way that AP said any of that dribble.

    I don’t like AP but he’s consistently said we need new players in, we didn’t get them (just one loan player) and now he changes his tune? B{u}ll.

    It’s clearly written and published by the PR machine at NUFC and AP probably knows naff all about it.

    Either way, we’re still a laughing stock.

    Cannot effin wait til MA sells up and leaves, done absolutely nothing for this club.

    Any talk of how wonderful we are financially these days is just nonsense because we are simply being run the SportsDirect way, which is simply to line the pockets of MA.


  • 20 gar69 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    This is what Pardew has said.
    Joe [Kinnear] has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player. However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.
    Really, so Lukaku, McCarthy, Long, Borini. Wouldn’t not have improved our squad. You lying bunch f b——s

  • 21 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM


    December 2012. So yes, so before we signed 5 players, before we managed to stay up and before JFK.

    What it proves is that our club is not the joke that some fans seem to think it is. Obviously the mackems will have their laugh and obviously if we ridicule our own club in front of other football fans, they’re going to join in, but some fans would have you believe that football fans are sitting in a pub talking about what a joke NUFC is…just not true.

  • 22 Belfast // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Agree sharp enough. That would be my strike force against villa.

  • 23 yo-yo // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM


    I have wondered long and hard if another relegation might lead to regime change too – but I find it very very hard to want my team to fail.

  • 24 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM


    He is toeing the party line (again) but surely the man has to have just a modicum of self respect left?

  • 25 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Ask you the same listened to talksport today??? We’ve been getting ripped :-(

  • 26 Belfast // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I’m the exact same Yo-Yo, but as they say, short term pain for long term gain.

  • 27 gsy_toon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I know he comes across as a puppet, however I am struggling to believe that this statement is really from AP.

    Surely this had to be written by the JFK media dept!

  • 28 Belfast // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    That’s the only possible way we’ll ever get rid of them.

  • 29 joeinthecheapseats // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Jack Butler at 15 is on the mark. I think the plan was only ever two strikers but Fat Ash is a gambler and will try to get the next one in January at a cheaper price like he did last year
    Fans know we really need a left winger and centre half as well who should have been bought in June to bed them in
    JFK was always going to be the scapegoat for Ashley to save him money and any publicity is good for his sports empire

  • 30 Barton // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    with that statement Pardew jst lost the last 2% of respect i had in the bloke,what a load of old Tosh!

  • 31 clinath@ed // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Nap toon..agreed, talksport have been bouncing between, taking the p!ss out of the management and feeling sorry for us fans. Hard to fault hem really eh?

  • 32 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    We’re an easy target unfortunately

  • 33 croftus5678 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    pards has been forced to say this so that the fans put more pressure on pards and less on jk >.<

    if i was carr though i'd be thinking they are calling his scouting saying the players he's found are not good enough when i think most of us would agree that most if not almost all the players we have officially been linked with would have improved us no end ! so i think even an under avg inteligence toon fan can see through this lie tbh.

    personaly i think the least person to blame is pards in all this followed by ashley with most of it on jk's head ! although i suspect ashley may have known this would happen when he actually employed him.

  • 34 tdyson // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM


    You are spot on there.

    So many players were available that should have been on the cheap side for our very tight budget.


  • 35 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    AP will play the team that finished the game against Fullam.

    You dont change a wining side even if Jonas is fit,its too early in the season for anyone needing a rest.

  • 36 fatman // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Alan Pardew is what we c all a good soldier, no ed he’s what we call a gobshite get it correct GOBSHITE.

  • 37 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM


    I haven’t listened to talksport for years and I don’t go to the website either because it’s a trash media outlet that will say anything to get readers/listeners.

    One swallow doesn’t make a summer and one media outlet deciding to have a session taking an extreme angle on Newcastle doesn’t mean that the whole of football is laughing at us…

  • 38 Ibizatoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    TDS…I think for a little while most people thought we were on the rise. Mainly after the good work from the 11/12 summer and then that 5th placed finish.

    Injuries and extra EL games delayed people catching up with the reality of things. Not so sure people, fans of the club and outsiders, would still feel the same now.

    Maybe I’m an easy target, but I have a few English lads that work for me and they’re all having a mighty good time sticking it to me…and have done since last season tbh. Whatever good reputation the club had built, they have torn down over the past 12 months.

    Granted some fans may well exaggerate, but the principle is still the same.

  • 39 dazzler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Don’t believe that Alan Pardew has said any of that rubbish to be honest.. It certainly doesn’t phonetically sound like him, nothing of “over the line” and such like.. Someone else has concocted that crap and stuck Pards name against it. But there again he doesn’t have the balls to speak out or walk so will probably not say anything anyway.. Sad day to be a toon fan, when your own manager doesn’t have the stones to do what is right.

  • 40 theartfuldodger // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    SEE, this is why I preferred Pardews silence.

    Guys, Is there any other business advantage for Ashley in buying only from france ( except for low prices) ? I mean in terms of advertising etc etc

  • 41 gonz // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Has anyone actually checked the header for a date of this Pardew statement? Pretty sure it will be dated September 2nd, 2012!!!!!

  • 42 HBA All Day // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    I must say I don’t mind pardew heading this club. I mind that fact that he must always sound and look like an ass to cover for his owner and now DoF (if you can even call him that). Give him something to work with and he should do great.

  • 43 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Tbf on him what’s he done wrong other than bad tatics he ain’t the best manger but I don’t disagree that most of this chatter is from the fans, the teams a ok team abit toothless but ok and no where near the worse team, I rather are lot than what Sunderland are going to be going throw. JFK is a joke false promises and Ashley is cheap, but fact remain in my mind that the best bit of bizznes to happen this summer was in the back room staff, and on that ill wait and see,
    The other side someone with ambition please buy the club. Ashley should leave for us. He isn’t acting in the club best interest
    And if that cabs storey is true it is disgraceful way to do thing letting a play hear that and playing games like that really makes me wonder how he’s made his money, because personally I just would not deal with Him at all. Say that it’s only gossip anyhow

  • 44 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM


    How has JFK done the job he was employed to do? In 3 months he’s brought in 1 on-loan striker that we were already on the verge of signing in January. I’m pretty damn confident in my own negotiation skills that I could have managed that!

    He failed completely to get in another attacking player, nor has he managed to get in any young prospects for the youth team other than a 16 year old striker for free.

  • 45 John Tudor // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    should play ashley kinnear and pardew up front they would killed on sight

  • 46 Ibizatoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    TDSarf…I think JB is hinting that JKs real job was to not spend any money.

  • 47 West Lancs Geordie // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    No money, no ambition, no leadership (just yesmen puppets). Good first eleven – no depth, no contingency for injuries, suspensions & possible jailings. Back up players very weak & probably not even good enough for the Championship. Season hinges on a wing & a prayer but the Toon Army as always will give the team fantastic support. Just wish Ashley would be upfront about things & let the faithful know his plans and intentions. If he has no plans to fund transfers other than by sales then why not tell us all & avoid this transfer window fiasco every time. A lot of clubs have brought in loads of players including the Shite but are they good enough – only time will tell. We cannot compete with the Big 6 – accept it & move on. If MA sells then so be it but he won’t till he gets his money back. We will have buy cheap to sell on to survive – reality!

  • 48 Coach // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I think we all know that Pardew is a very limited manager, poor coaching, poor team selection, poor tactics and poor substitutions.

    However, he does seem to be a very strong man manager and this comes through in what he is saying here. It’s now his job to be positive and to motivate the squad he has and to achieve the best possible outcome.

    This doesn’t mean I believe it but I can see why it’s necessary.

  • 49 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    It’s a national radio station with millions of listeners hundreds of callers media and ex sportsmen presenters … All ripping the club what has happened is a disgrace and statements like this are just mugging us off … I drive a truck for a living so I listen to the radio since you don’t bother with “trash” media you’re not really in a position to say the media are saying nowt about us .

  • 50 yo-yo // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    AP is not the confrontational hothead that other managers are. So of course he’s not going to blow off on this – we all know he’s been sold down the river. So does he.
    Sometimes its best to keep your powder dry – the truth will come out after he is sacked.

    Which manager recently said the following:

    “Managers nowadays, there’s no respect for the position. They are analysed and scrutinised in everything they say. There are times when I call the game the way I see it in the cold light of day and still get slaughtered for it or people try to humiliate you.
    I think that’s totally wrong and it doesn’t do the prestige of the job justice. we live in an age of phone-ins, an age of pseudo intellectuals and an age of millions of pundits with an opinion”

  • 51 John Tudor // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    he payed a top impressionist to fabricate the call

  • 52 John Tudor // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    paid ffs

  • 53 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    I also listen to radio 4 when I want to catch up on current affairs 😉

  • 54 yo-yo // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:33 PM


    Joke is the perfect anti-DoF as he doesn’t have the wherewithal to sign anybody. Ashley doesn’t want to spend anything so job done – he’s got the right guy for him.

  • 55 croftus5678 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    @42 stu

    i disagree with the cabs way of things as its only telling the truth (which is something really rare with our club) and imagine how good cabaye would feel at arsenal once he did find out how much he meant to them after he did sign for them ! besides he thought he was better than our club by refusing to play for us so it was the down to earth i think he needed.

  • 56 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:33 PM


    We were only ever going to bring in Remy in my opinion, or a similarly priced player as Ashley is yet again gambling with our future.

    If you or anyone else actually believe that Kinnear was brought in to “Sign” players you need to give your head a shake.

  • 57 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM


    Read your comment on the other article.

    We should have about an extra £30M or so at the end of the season depending on where we finish, but we know that some of that will cover the higher wages from the Jan signings. The wage to revenue was already about 67% at some point before that so I reckon it is even higher right now.

    But hopefully that still means £20M+ is profit. If that isn’t going towards a player then presumably he’ll take it to pay off his loan. Surely it can’t take long of that before the club is saleable?!

  • 58 scottoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Can’t reconcile AP statement for the life of me. I would love to be able to glean some nugget of truth from it, but it is a spineless propaganda piece. Hard to imagine they really think we are all that stupid. Other clubs go out and get the likes of Lukaku, Borini, Long, Anichebe, Kozak, Krancjar, Moses, to name just a few all go for less than we were looking to spend (or were we?) on Gomis. All creative attack minded players. So we couldn’t find anybody cheaper and better? Gives me migraines.

  • 59 West Lancs Geordie // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    The big problem now is that even if AP & JK were to resign who would be attracted to the job. I think the club in it’s present state will not attract any half decent players but apart from Remy we failed to attract any decent loan players inc Lukaku, Moses, Barry, Sisshoko and the likes.
    Another bumpy ride until he sells Cabs & Krul at Xmas to fund new cheap blood – yet another crisis looms!

  • 60 fatman // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    wonder if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has any gas left?

  • 61 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    just when you thought you knew everything these scum would say they go and pull something like this! I actually love it. The point of the statement is to say, instead of it being a failure to sign anyone, they actually were ahead of the game and did all their business BEFORE everyone else, 9 months ago. NUFC is not late to the party, they actually started all the transfer action that went on yesterday(lol). Everyone else is just catching up. Talk about trying to put a positive spin on dog sht……

  • 62 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM


    Maybe JFK’s job wasn’t to spend money but that’s pure speculation and seems odd to me anyway. Maybe his job was to undermine the fans and persuade us to play in red and white…

    All speculation…

    We were told the goals for the summer transfer window. They failed. Simple as that.

    If they were lying then they haven’t learned their lesson and it’s just going to make the fans more angry.

  • 63 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Kinnear has spent £2 million on loan signing that will return to QPR at the end of the season and thats job done for Ashley.

    We never had the slightest intention of spending during this window as Llambias himself said last January that we had accelerated our transfer policy by signing players in January that we were going to look to sign this summer.

  • 64 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM


    It’s one thing for fans to say that you’re not having a good season and taking the p*ss about maybe getting relegated, another thing entirely for them to refer to NUFC as a joke. If someone said that to my face then I’d have some serious words.

    Of course football banter means taking the p*ss. That’s the point!

  • 65 Ibizatoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    TDSarf…So I was probably right with the 5 year part originally then? :)

    Okay, okay, I’ll leave details out of my point, basically, with extra profit each year from the TV deal, why will Ashley be in a rush to sell? He can legally pay back his loan each year and slowly move the club in to a position where he can sell if he chooses for somewhere nearer an actual valuation or keep it and use it to advertise SD.

    Glad we got there in the end :)

  • 66 Small World // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    To all of the people who say that Pardew should grow a pair. How big are your balls?

    In other words do you tell your boss to stuff his job when he asks you to do something against your wishes / better judgement? – or do you go along knowing it’s a stupid idea but you’ve been asked to carry out.

    If Pardew disagrees with what Ashley is doing (i don’t know, none of us do) he is handling it like a pro. In other words not hanging out the dirty washing in public. Part of being in a team is actually to present a united front. He hasn’t informed of us of when any of the players have had a spat. I wouldn’t expect him to tell us when he disagrees with the boss.

    RE: the latest statement. I ‘d reckon it’s penned by Wendy Taylor, as it’s her job. None of the usual Pardew verbal tics and cliches. Not one mention of “over the line” for a start.

    Do I think Pardew’s the man for the job? – No, but that’s another point altogether.

  • 67 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    i cannot understand how you can support this club any longer??
    i cannot support newcastle anymore as long as ashley, kinnear and pardew are here!
    these are 3 liars who mock the fans and fortunately for them newcastle fans are naive enough to believe whatever they say…
    the best fans in the world but not critical enough sometimes!
    we must do something now!ashley will ruin this club!
    2 summers and only 1 player signed, every one else is laughing with newcastle.. this makes me sick.
    i say we steal from sports directs shops or bomb them with graffiti.
    stop going to st james park, watch on the television!
    don’t buy no shirts no more or any other merchandising, as any money you put into this club is wasted anyway.

    cannot believe they can get away with this!
    ashley should be lynched along with kinnear the fat basstard!
    and pardew can just be fired that’s enough for him.he’s not as bad as those 2 but he’s not good enough to manage a decent premier league side..

    there’s no future at newcastle unless these 3 muppets walk away

  • 68 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM


    I didn’t say the media are saying “nowt” about us. The media are slagging off and complimenting every single club in the world right now, it’s what they do.

    But I don’t believe anything I hear or read from media outlets like talkSport, The Sun, The Daily Mail, Bleacher Report etc. All they are there to do is get more readers/listeners and the truth doesn’t matter. Trash the lot of them.

  • 69 croftus5678 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    i really hope this doesnt affect our team and we go on a winning streak and i do think we have a great team but maybe dropped a little compared to other teams with reguards to the quality of players the lower clubs now how which will make games a lot harder for us !

    i will let my voice be heard at the next match game tbh directed solely at jk and ashley but will also let our players know they have my full support ! then take things a game at a time.

  • 70 Small World // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM


    “Can’t reconcile AP statement for the life of me. I would love to be able to glean some nugget of truth from it, but it is a spineless propaganda piece.”

    Yep, couldn’t agree more – straight from the PR department

  • 71 West Lancs Geordie // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    A steep learning curve for the kids now who are going to have to learn very quickly or move on. Villa just managed to get away with it last year and their youth will benefit this season as a result. Bigi, Sammi, Fergie, Campbell, Dummett, Tavernier,Vukic & Good & Co – nows the time to step up to the plate. You wouldn’t get a chance like this at any other Premiership Club but are you good enough

  • 72 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM


    Yep! I’ve said similar myself. We may be stuck with him for a few years while that happens. I hope is isn’t like that as it will mean a few years of mediocrity but at least we know that every year takes us closer to something new…

    Hopefully he won’t ask for stupid money when it comes to selling, hopefully he just sells for a sensible price and toddles off.

  • 73 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    I don’t either but when they express opinions have callers on and generally take the pi55 out of the club all day it’s a pretty damning verdict and is probably held across the media all outlets and the general public.

  • 74 piers18 // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    I honestly don’t get what all the fuss is about. We have a good enough squad for a top ten finish. Yes a couple of signings would have been nice but its okay either way. I think we are missing some creative flair in the attacking area of the pitch. A good AM or winger would do the trick. We have 4 quality premier league strikers in cisse gouffran remy and shoal. I think adding gomis would have helped but probably not too much. I hope we get a quality player in january, hopefully a 20 mil caliber player. We do that and add a defender (assuming we hold onto our players) and we are safe bet for a top half finish.

  • 75 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM


    For the love of God man, it’s not all speculation at all, go and read the comments that Llambias made in January! We had no intention of spending any money during this window.

    How many time does this club have to lie to you before you wake up and realise what is going on?

    The so called ‘negative’ fans are not the one’s hurting this club, its the apathetic one’s that blindly acceptand go along with and believe everything they are told that are truly hurting this club

  • 76 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Give owa man

  • 77 Robinio // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    that just proves what a gutless arse wipe Pardew is – no doubt he was told by the FCB exactly what to say and he said it even though its completely inconsistent with what he has been saying since the end of last season

    and even taking into account the NET spend in January ( doe anyone know exactly what it was? ) we are still nowhere near competing even with the likes of the mighty Southampton , Cardiff , Swansea , Norwich etc etc

    Effing disgrace and we must make sure they know it

  • 78 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    kinnear or ashley should give a statement on why they failed!
    not that i will believe any word they say but i want to see there faces when they have to admit they failed.
    kinnear’s wages could’ve been spent on a player.
    any positive doubts i had towards ashley have now gone for good.
    their 5 year plan they presented a couple of years ago was also a big lie!
    ashley is the devil in person! and anyone who is still positive towards ashley or kinnear is the dumbest football supporter in the world!
    it pains me to see how they’re destroying such a beautiful club

  • 79 wolfshead@toon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    pards is a fool a coward and a jobsworth what a plank

  • 80 Sir Braveheart // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    @NUFC Cursed

    No ones stopping you leaving, fair weather fan.

    I’d be very surprised if Pardew wrote that statement, sounds more like something out of the clubs media team.

  • 81 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM


    If talkSport started talking negatively about pretty much any football club, what happens? People phone in to moan about the football club!

    I’ve read some amazingly positive articles from some media.

    talkSport do it to be controversial. Sensible balanced views aren’t what they do to gain listeners.

  • 82 cyprus // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    It’s so hard to get a player over the line, you know?

    Anyway, AP, good to talk positive. But, dude, what happens if (when?) HBA gets injured? Remy seems to sit out games too. Cisse, poor guy, is out of form these days.

    How many 0-0 can we get? Who will be scoring our goals?

    Let’s see if you can do those 15′, the ONLY football we’ve played this season, for any sustained amount of time. AP, climb up that learning curve fast, since you’ll be here for a while, it seems.

  • 83 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM


    it’s not about the quality of the squad!
    it’s about the lies!
    they should’ve said ‘our squad is good enough we won’t sign anybody”, then i’d agree with you.
    but if kinnear says “judge me on the transfers” then he should be fired immediately!
    end of story
    our club is run by big fat liars and to think next transfer window will be better is just foolish

  • 84 Widowmaker // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Can understand Pardew’s stance in defending his boss, but I think he has gone too far.

    The players on offer are not good enough? Really?
    We may not be as intelligent as Joke, but we can read and see teams below us signing some top players.

  • 85 Thump // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Do people actually listen to TalkSport with any seriousness?

  • 86 West Lancs Geordie // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Why did we not offload the wasterels like Williamson, Obertan & Gosling because nobody else even in the lower leagues wants them & we have no others to fill in. Perhaps if its about saving money it’s time we paid up their contracts & left it to the kids. It was once said “You’ll never win anything with kids” well the fact is we won’t without playing them – so no loss. Apease the fans by putting out strongest squad possible in Leaue Cup & FA Cup & try to at least win something for the fans instead of accepting we’ll be happy to finish 15th.

  • 87 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Darnsarf it’s not controversial they’re reflecting the opinion of the vast majority of fans you’re swimming against the tide mate

  • 88 Small World // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Jack Butler

    “For the love of God man, it’s not all speculation at all, go and read the comments that Llambias made in January! We had no intention of spending any money during this window.”

    Thank god I’m not the only person who recalls this. I wasn’t expecting any spend at all this summer unless we sold one of the purples – and I was expecting that.

    Cabaye doesn’t move and nobody comes in (or at least for a transfer fee)

  • 89 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Just at work but our beloved club been getting pesters all day

  • 90 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Who ever hasn’t viewed any of this guys videos are seriously missing out. This one needs to go viral! Everyone please watch.

    WARNING: A very passionate Newcastle fan.

  • 91 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM


  • 92 ToonAndy // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    I hopeeee to god the rumours of this Ukranian billionaire buying Ashley out are true… People say they would hate to see players brought in for massive fees on massive wages… To be honest I really couldn’t give a sh’t aslong as I got to see the team I love playing quality attacking football…

    The fact Ashley never brought anyone in, hasn’t sacked Pardew to prevent paying him off, is starting to not turn up at games, didn’t sell CABAYE is hopefully because the club is in the middle of being sold…. COME AND BUS US YOU FAT UKRANIAN BASTARD….. Imagine being able to masturbat,e whilst watching Newcastle play…. That’s what I’m after lads

  • 93 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM


    Llambias in March, “There are several positions we are looking at. Next year, we will have the extra TV money. There is a budget to spend. But our transfer policy remains the same. No trophy buys. Basically, we will continue our model as it is. It works so we won’t break it.”

    Show me a quote from January to say anything different.

    You’re making stuff up to prove a point.

  • 94 Robinio // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Piers – you are as deluded as Pardew and the rest of the muppets running the club . Are we better than last season ? Where did we finish then ? Don’t you think the players aren’t as sick of all of this as we are ? Bottom 6 at best , bottom at worst

    Are you the only remaining Ashley apologist ?

  • 95 Jail for Ashley // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    If you don’t listen to fans and Journos’ who do you listen to, Mike Ashley or Alan Pardew the former being a proven liar, why was Pardew saying he wanted or more importantly needed two more bodies in just ten days ago, if now we’re ok.
    I’ve just bought a washing machine off of appliances on line and the gobby sales kid from Bolton was saying what a disgrace it was yesterday, so TDsarf other fans are talking about our ridiculous owner.

  • 96 wolfshead@toon // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    west lancs

    theres a world of difference between man u kids and ours haha

  • 97 Robinio // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Toon andy – I hope you are right but please do it in private …..

  • 98 Topp_Dawg // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I agree with you Coach @ 47…

    As much as I am not overjoyed by this transfer window just ended, I do not think it is worth crying over milk that was not poured into the cup in the first place! Despite having no major signings other than Remy coming in, the fact that no significant departures occurred could one day prove a blessing in disguise.

    Pardew speaking positive is only due to the fact that he is being professional. I may not always agree with his gameplans but I will give him credit here. The last thing you want is a negative manager when our team requires confidence. The attitude of the manager will always be noted by the players – in this case, a positive attitude can only be a good thing.

    The players we have, we all know, a good players. Confidence is what lacked last season, but hopefully a couple of good results will lead them to believe in themselves once again. I think that is what Hatem Ben Arfa is trying to instill in his team mates – the attitude that we are much better than we know!

    Finally, the fact that our team has more or less remained intact may very well mean that not too many new players need to be bedded in to the current culture and chemistry. The players now know each other better, so that is definitely a positive to build upon. Other teams that have been signing a gazillion players may very well find it hard to blend them all in successfully quick enough.

    Long note, but just thought to express my view on things. Let us back the manager and his players while they still represent OUR beloved club! You WILL be surprised at how far encouraging our boys could go!

    Much love from Cape Town!

  • 99 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM


    No they’re not and no I’m not.

    The majority of fans are disappointed with the transfer window but they DO NOT think that the club is a joke.

    The majority of fans may not be impressed with JFK, MA and AP but we are not so extreme as be laughing out our own club with all its history and tradition.

  • 100 weg // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    There’s no doubt that NUFC have a low rate owner and DOF, and our manager is plainly not good enough. This last 15 months have been a complete shambles. Bringing in one senior player last year, five panic buys in Jan (never gonna be easy to adjust from the off for them – however good they are!), and one loan player this summer(who could possibly be shipped off in handcuffs) It’s just not good enough! Even lower league teams have some sort of structure or procedure in place for recruitment – even though they are restricted financially!
    Kinnear is an arrogant, deluded dinosaur with no idea how to approach a job like DOF. And his ego will always dictate his actions – if any!
    Ashley obviously wishes he had never bought OUR club (as do we all!) Let’s hope rumours of a sale are true. He bought a plaything, tried to ingratiate himself with the fans (going down the bigg market etc) but due to his catastrophic and seemingly endless list of mistakes involving the club, he is left with an amateurish set-up from the management upwards, a disgruntled, dismayed, disillusioned and disheartened fanbase that are probably ready to rise up like a coming storm with pitchforks and a noose to end this tyrant’s reign, and a manager who has to muddle through the turmoil to keep the team motivated.
    This is the time when the fans’ actions are most important. When things are at their worst our support to the team is vital. If fans stay away from matches, the team suffers most. If fans protest on match days – in numbers – that’s when television and radio coverage is at its optimum. It isn’t good for Ashley to have massive vocal protests to his ownership showing up on sports channels and radio networks, and even on news channels!
    The fans also have to be united in their protests. Arguing over who is to blame for our situation. Getting Pardew out still leaves us with Kinnear and Ashley to continue screwing everything up. Getting Kinnear out, he will be replaced by someone just as bad – can’t get much worse! But getting Ashley out – easier said than done – could lead to a whole new set-up (hopefully and probably better). Ashley is the root of all the club’s problems, and we need to yank him out for the good of the club!
    If anyone knows anyone, who knows someone, who knows some rich billionaire, try to send a message down the chain for them to look at the opportunity of buying the best supported club in the country. We need any scrap of hope for this to happen!
    We have a long hard season ahead, so let’s keep supporting the team but protesting against the owner.

  • 101 JackButler // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM


    Mate if you believe that I am making stuff up then good luck to you, continue to believe what ever you like.

    I’m off to work but rest assured we will pick this up and you will have a quote from Llambias as i’m not the only one here that read it

  • 102 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Bored now.

    One swallow doesn’t make a summer. And it’s easy to say that people are slagging off the club if you slag the club off yourself and someone else just agrees with you. If my Liverpool supporting brother says that it’s disgraceful how they haven’t won the league for so long, I’ll happily take the p*ss and remind him that Man Utd have overtaken them. Same thing for Arsenal.

    Means nothing.

    Over and out.

  • 103 Rotonda heights // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    ”Alan Pardew is what we call a good soldier, he is a good team player and goes with the party line. ”

    In other words a spineless, 2 faced gimp sitting on an obscenely long contract he wouldn’t get anywhere else. Make no mistake Pardew only cares about 1 person.

    As for JFK ” Judge me on my signings” Well I think we all have. Frank Arneson a proper D.O.F with a creditable Cv is now available. If Carlsberg did D.O.F’s JFK wouldn’t even be on draught.

  • 104 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM


    make everyone watch this video as some fans need to wake up and understand what’s going on!
    how can anyone be positive about asshley??

  • 105 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    gar69 @ 10

    Fans of other clubs are not interested in us.

    They may have a passing interest in ManU, ManCity, Arsenal or Chelsea but definitely not a middle table club that hasn’t won a thing in 50 years of trying.

  • 106 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    You are the majority of fans are angry at the disgrace that has just occurred and incase you didn’t realise Ash JFK and pards are the face and powers that be at the club they are a joke and the vast majority of fans think that across the country … Don’t kid yaself of anything else did you hear the fans at morecombe ? No … I’m sure you will hear them at villa … Keep swimming against the tide mate eventually you will sink … What will it take for you to realise the damage they are doing.

  • 107 wolfshead@toon // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    villagers pitchforks torches storming the castle i like it haha

  • 108 piers18 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Kinnear said “judge me on my transfers.” He’s made one, and Ill judge him accordingly.

  • 109 spudzzz // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    slate pardew for tactics if you want but not for supposedly not growing a pair….cmon !! think about it !! would you seriously, when given the chance to manage one of the biggest, historical clubs in england, start risking being sacked by an the owner (who you most might not agree with his strategic positions, etcc) because your are having a go at him in the media and generally calling it as you see it to the whole world….

    I dont think so….Hypothetically, if i had the chance to manage the club, i would feel very lucky and give it my best shot with the tools im given and give my self the chance to actually have enough time to make my mark, even if it takes much longer than previously thought due to purse strings attached.

    just common sense really

  • 110 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Great post. I agree I think that some form of protest will be the only way to get rid of this unwanted sh1t in our club.

    Ed, I think they’re should be an option to like and dislike comments on the blog :)

  • 111 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    watch the video NUFCarter put a link on!
    that’s the only correct attitude of a TRUE fan! a real newcastle fan is so pissed right now he would kill ashley himself!
    any fan staying positive now is a fan without ambition for this club.
    how anyone can just sit and watch this american bimbo destroy a club that’s famous for its fans,…
    is beyond me!
    we should take action, boycot games as i’m sure the players will feel the same.
    do you think cabaye and ben arfa will be still around next season if we continue this policy???
    we’re heading for league one that’s what i’m tellin ya

  • 112 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    That’s a very good point, but still feel its underhand. Why not just be honest with cabs but if we want the best out of him we need to back him 1000% as is confidence is going to needlessly be rock bottom and he is a good player

  • 113 dembademba // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    “there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.”

    have to say i agree with this, you could say we need more squad players, cover for injuries blah blah blah, but if theyre not good enough to oust first team players, whats the point??

  • 114 piers18 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Realistically we are about 100 mil away in value from competing for a Cl spot…..and that’s just on paper. I think what is overlooked in all of these transfer dealings is the value of a player. Yes you need quality, but you also need players that fit within your team, both in character and their ability. I think Remy is a great fit because he fits both of those molds. I’d rather Kinnear take his time and get a quality signing then rush to keep the fans happy.

  • 115 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    This is not Alan Pardew.

    It’s PR mumbling.

    He’s must of came out 15 times in the past few months about wanting this player and that player. Even last week he was saying he was hopeful of a flair player.

    Kinnear is the one who has decided he can’t get the players in not Pardew and that is direct instructions from Mike Ashley.

    Just walk man Alan, just walk. Don’t put up with this sh1te, im sure you could find more work and under much better circumstances.

    You will never be backed here, neither will any manager, so save your pride for your next job.

    Disgraceful attempt by the club to pass the buck and let Pardew take the flack.

    Anyone with half a brain know’s why we havn’t signed anyone and why we havn’t spent money. It’s because Mike Ashley couldn’t give a sh1te about winning trophys, there is zero ambition, he does enough just so we stay in the league.

    Thats all Pardews job and target has ever been, hence the 8 yr deal.

    Mediocre manager for mediocre targets while Mike rakes in his profits through Sports Direct.

  • 116 Ibizatoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Piers…To be fair to him, he did say “transfers” and not transfer…maybe we need to wait until January and let him get a second one in…

    It’s only a joke people. Not funny? Okay, give me a 5 second head start to run away..


  • 117 wolfshead@toon // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM


    he said enough times he needed another striker when it didnt happen he looks weak if he says nothing so ashley will carry on taking libertys and ultimately we could be on a long downward spiral i think ashley is just trying to keeping us ticking over till he gets a buyer

  • 118 naptoon // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Lets hope he’s not convicted of rape 😉

  • 119 geoff777 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Have to agree.

    This is a Press Office release on behalf of puppet Pardew.

    I can’t stand this vile regime.


  • 120 fatman // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    i hate Pardew so much i would love to put the tosser in a rack, and slowly crack his bones. wonder if the do any at s********.com

  • 121 Topp_Dawg // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    @Piers18 – agreed!

  • 122 Robinio // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    just watched it , if we all match this blokes passion and hatred of the fat bastard then he will be history

    if you aint watched it yet , please do

  • 123 josh // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    What about squad players? Are we supposed to believe we could not afford to add an average name to the bench? Every year we get injuries and big time. We’re absolutely shafted if we do. The reason why we panicked in January was because we had a weak squad and were in the brown stuff. We now have a weaker squad, wtf is different? For a business man he’s got what he wants. I hope treats himself to a nice indian for his troubles and ends up with an arse like the rim of a hob for all eternity.

  • 124 G // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    If the rumour mill doing the rounds in the bars has any credence to it, I’ve been told to bet my house on Gus Poyet being in charge of the team by mid October, regardless of how well or how poor AP does with the team. I can’t help but feel that JK will want to take over if AP goes though, I just hope the dicky ticker keeps him out of the job. Here’s to hoping.

  • 125 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    When was the last time the toon Singed a kid and some bloke on loan as there only summer signings?

  • 126 outsidethebox // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    @weg at 100
    spot on sir
    pardew is playing with loaded deck…if he is any good is another question….jfk has shown by his interviews and actions that he isnt up to a job that is way out his comfort zone….cashley is a business man who has bought a property he now wants shot of ..but cannot find buyer…
    keep on supporting the toon hit cashley in the pocket boycott his concerns….

  • 127 Coach // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    That’s an excellent point about HBA, he seems to have taken it on himself to lift the team and I for one think it’s great to see a footballer who seems to appreciate how the club and fans have stuck by him through some rough times.

    We have a good squad, maybe not as good as it should be but still good. Let’s get behind them now that the season is about to start for real and remind the players why it’s special to play for NUFC because if we don’t we become part of the problem not part of the solution.

  • 128 asenski // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    i still wonder how so much negativity vs ashley, kinnear and pardew does not lead to prostest and booing these clowns

  • 129 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Don’t worry lads, could of been born a mackem.

  • 130 Dennis Twice // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Attack Toon attack attack!

  • 131 Jail for Ashley // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Spoken like a tue fan.

  • 132 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Remy is on loan, so back to the drawing board at the end of the season. As good as Remy is, it’s still ridiculous not be trying to progress.

    Puppet Pardew needs his strings to support his spineless back.

    And ah yes, the January signing, who should have been signed last summer! He’s making it look like we’ve done this years business early whereas as we doing last years far too late.

    The prat forgets that we’ve let go more players than we’ve got in.

    Sick of the terrible trios lies and rubbish.

  • 133 gar69 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    I’m not really bothered about what other supports think. What I’m trying to say is the club is managed by idiots and that goes noticed by others. When the time comes to sign players, this will go noticed and players will go elsewhere. Who would want to be associated with Ashley, Kinnear or Pardew. Not many

  • 134 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Poyet is another Di Canio,please for the love of god not that nutcase.Its sounds mad but id rather have JFK incharge.

    Poyet hasnt done jack shit with anyone,he has managed to disrupt a squad and pee off everyone thats ever been involved with him.

    Lee Clark,Stuart Pearce,David Ginola he even Glen Hoddle would all be better than Poyet and as utterly pointless it may be the crowd might actually agree with the owner.

  • 135 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Pardew probably gets a bonus payment for stating such sh1t in his interview.

  • 136 thejokethatisnufc // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    watch him back track on his words i supported these cnuts even when they were getting alot of criticism f u pardew ashley and joke atleast Derek did a proper job

  • 137 p // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Well, I don’t know why some people are outraged like they did not see this coming.

    Nevertheless, it’s what happens on the pitch which is important, not who does or does not sign.

    Mash, JFK & Pards better hope they are lucky over the next 17 games with injuries, suspensions, rape cases etc.

    I think we are looking at mid-table this year because there are a lot of other iffy looky teams this year, Sunderland being one of the obvious ones.

    I reckon Gomis and one other may turn up in January to compensate for injuries etc.

  • 138 spudzzz // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    i dont agree…when you say it at least 4 times over a 2 month period as well as pointing out most of the time that it’s joe’s job to do the deal and then nothing happens, well i think there isnt much more to say…the way Alan explained his position after Joke in the ear came in and the way he made a complete joke of Newcastle united and AP, i think it was pretty obvious most of AP’s his press declarations since Joke’s appointment had a “double entendre”…The way i see it, he’s been saying for more than 2 months that he’s worried we wont be getting anyone in and that will all be down to idiot kinnear (read between the lines)…..
    He cant look weak after the shambles of Kinnear appointment, its such a ridiculous decision that no one in their right mind would need to create more problems or excuses….It s plain to see to everyone that Joe Kinnear and Ashley are the laughing stock now…not the club or the manager…

    anyway…just my opinion

  • 139 Dennis Twice // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    “Judge me on my signings,” said Joe Kinnear in a bid to placate disbelieving Newcastle fans after he returned to the club as director of football.

    After a summer in which Newcastle have been the only Premier League club not to bring in a single new first-team player on a permanent deal, the Toon Army are still waiting for that chance.

    It’s been a horrible summer as a squad in dire need of strengthening after last season’s disappointing returns in the league has seen only Loic Remy, on loan for the season, come through the doors at St James’ Park.

    Inaction and dallying saw the Magpies’ search for shiny new signings come up empty despite Kinnear’s bulging book of contacts.

    If you stand still at this level you can find yourself going backwards very quickly. A nervous winter of downward-glancing awaits on Tyneside.

  • 140 JaxtheMag // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    PARDEW should just say tight fat ASHLEY wouldn’t spend anything, and we would think more of him.

  • 141 gar69 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Well said Dennis Twice. Totally agree

  • 142 thejokethatisnufc // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    @ jaxthemag watch pardew back track on his words when things go pear shaped

  • 143 spudzzz // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:29 PM


    yeah right and then he gets sacked and we are left with Joe kinnear as manager…..come to think of it that is probably why he was appointed….get Ap pissed with all the inaction and ineptitude and then wait for him to blow a fuse and then sack him so Joe gets his job back and bring us back to square one :)

  • 144 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Glen Hoddle for the Toon job,Stuart Pearce as his number 2.

    They are both available and as for Hoddle yes he is damaged goods but it wasnt about the football and its exactly what MA does,takes old/damaged brands and flogs em to death.Yes Hoddle is a has been but atleast this time he was a good manage once.Not sure if Stuart Pearce would take no2 but you can atleast dream of a few has beens that might improve things.

  • 145 joe kinnear // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Sorry guys I really thought I could get the player I wanted over the line. As for Lukookoo, yes he is a great player but he wants to play for Chelsea, our loan signing Rammy is a potential full time signing and that’s the type of player we want. So unfortunately we did not think he was right, as for Shane Long, he is not a great player, Sammy, Hatem, young Adam, Harry Vuckik, even Shola are all capable of playing up front well and I’m even forgetting Goofy.
    Good news is we kept cababe. We are in great shape and will have a good season, if we are lagging like last season by January, we will look at the market again but for now I believe we have decent options all over the pitch

  • 146 spudzzz // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Glenn hoddle would get us playing on the deck brazillian style 😀 and hes an ex spurs player….he has to be the perfect ashley manager

  • 147 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    I think Ed should make an article to promote this video of a passionate NUFC fans reaction to Ashley and co.

  • 148 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    How are everyone feeling today?

    …I am a bit surprised by Pardew’s statement todat – but then again he is always trying to tow the partyline (even though it is his arse that is on theline)

    A man with a conviction would act differently!

  • 149 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Ah so now I understand. The club actually has no money to spend. We are the poorest of the poor. No revenues coming in. It’s so sad. I didn’t realize things were so bad for Ashley. So was all the talk of bids for Gomis just bollocks then? We are so deep that we can’t afford any of the fantastic players that could actually improve us! That’s hilarious. So no modestly priced wingers better than Obertan are available anywhere in the world then? It just confirms what we already knew. Everything coming out of Pardew’s mouth is bollocks, not worth listening to.

  • 150 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM


  • 151 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    So exactly why do we need Joe? We can’t afford to buy any decent players so what is Joe going to do exactly? Or is he just with us as insurance in case we sink down the standings and Ashley panics and sacks Pardew? Then presto we have a new manager without having to pay for one (or look outside Ashley’s miniscule circle of drinking mates).

  • 152 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Like i said

    Hoddle or Poyet ?

    Who do you think would do better at the Toon?

  • 153 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a bigger pile of bollocks come out of Pardew’s mouth. Every other club in the Prem can afford to bid for decent players but we can’t? Pardew should hide in shame. Let Ashley say that or that other pinhead Kinnear but why you Pardew? Because you have no spine that’s why.

  • 154 Rotonda heights // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM


    Quite impressive actually

  • 155 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Glenn Hoddle? Have people been smoking something while I have been gone today?

  • 156 Premiership Manager // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Like many fans I’ve been very patient hoping that last year was down to a combination of bad luck and circumstances however on reflection there is professionalism, dignity and credibility all of which could have been used to describe Pardew but after the latest farce any respect I may have had has now gone.

    Any manager worth his salt knows that the squad is paper thin, lacks depth and quality and in todays EPL will struggle to keep its head above water. To add insult to injury we let both Perch and Simpson go when we lacked cover and depended heavily on them during last years relegation battle.

    We have two centre forwards, one who never reached his potential, failed to achieve regular first team football and is past his sell by date and the other who is a former shadow of the player we signed who struggled to break double figures in the same team we will be fielding this year.

    We have the same midfield who failed to support the forwards and retain possession and we have the same defence who conceded goals with loose abandon.

    If Pardew had any self respect and dignity he should have laid down the law and told the board that if they didn’t support him in strengthening the squad he would walk.

    He hasn’t only let himself down, he has let the club down and now has no where to hide and no excuses to offer.

    Fulham did not play well and Everton and Aston Villa, both teams that would have never concerned NUFC will now show us how misguided and incompetent the management team are.

    The only other thing I can say is that at least Sunderland have tried to address their issues and support their manager. When we can no longer compete with our main rivals or for that matter the rest of the EPL in terms of investment and passion it is time to shut the doors and close the park.

    Long rest NUFC the club we love

  • 157 Rotonda heights // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    would like hoddle or Poyet, maybe both!!

    Ok not top drawer but both play decent to watch football and apart from 15 mins v fulham that’s something we’ve been starved of.

  • 158 Topp_Dawg // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Coach @127…

    100% mate, 100% !! Toon till I die!

  • 159 toonaids // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    love this song one of my favourites

    the young cockney puppetier,
    he saw the people all live in fear,
    he thought that maybe theyd listen to,
    a puppet telling them what to do,
    so he got some hair and he got some wood,
    he kept john carver coz he was good,
    now people come a running coz he is here,
    Mike Ashley the Cockney Puppetier!

  • 160 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    spudzzz…that is the difference between you and a man with a conviction!

    …nothing to be ashamed about!

  • 161 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    So with our club it’s all about lies and the lying liars who tell them. Why bother coming out with a statement like that Alan? It was a complete waste of time and makes you look like even more of a buffoon than you did previously. I can’t wait to hear what Joe has to say and of course Mike won’t say anything at all because he’s totally gutless. It’s beyond sad. It’s even beyond pathetic.

  • 162 toon kk // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Pards must either absolutely love his job or desperately need the money to put up with all the sh.t off Mash. He obviously has no backbone. No other decent manager would let them self be so used.
    Having said that any decent manager would want to know the ambition of the club before they took the job.

  • 163 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    We don’t buy any of this bollocks and why should we? It’s pathetic. So we couldn’t afford to replace players like Obertan and Willo and move them on? We couldn’t even manage to complete the deal for Gosling to bring in a bit of dosh. What is Joe doing exactly? Shear stupidity having him around the club.

  • 164 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    look guys!
    the bottom line is: there are always good players available at reasonable prices, so there is no good reason for not signing players! this means pardew, asley and kinnear are full of lies!

    to demonstrate what can happen, here’s 2 examples of ‘similar’ situation is belgium:

    1. standard de liege

    fans dissapproved of the way the owner was controlling the club (transfers, managers,…)
    they organized protest matched, wrecked parts of the stadium, got even into the offices and demanded he would give them reasons for his actions.
    the result: he understood he was not wanted at the club and told the fans he would sell up if a decent offer came around. in the mean time he has made some very good transfers and now they’re top of the league with maximum points and the fans are giving him a 2nd chance as he listened to them…

    2. zulte waregem

    owner wanted to move the club to another city (playing in another stadium of a relegated club). the manager clearly stated that he did not approve this.
    result: fans protest and the owner was forced to resign.

    example 1 shows what ashley should’ve done long ago (listen to the fans) and he’s had more than enough occasions to correct his mistakes but has never done so. so ashley is not a good owner

    example 2 shows that pardew has no guts, no brain and no spine.
    if he would tell it like it is and not care about what ashley thinks, the fans would appreciate him more. and if ashley would sack him then, fans would protest and in the end ashley would have to resign as well..
    so this means pardew is a gutless person, a yes sayer, ashley’s muppet and not the right manager for this club!

  • 165 toonaids // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    love this song one of my favourites

    the young cockney puppetier,
    he saw the people all live in fear,
    he thought that maybe theyd listen to,
    a puppet telling them what to do,
    so he got some hair and he got some wood,
    he kept john carver coz he was good,
    now people come a running coz he is here,
    Mike Ashley the Cockney Puppetier!

  • 166 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    the puppet speaks people who pity pardew should have a look at themselves.we nedd to get ashley kinnear and pardew out pardew is as bad as the other two what kind of a man just takes this kind of crap he should of been knoking on ashleys door demanding transfers but he comes out with a statement like this. also people questioning why keegan left you can now see why he has done this the man had respect for himself and the fans we need to get this mafia out just like what liverpool done with their owners.we will never progress under ashley we need a owner that will support us financially that gives the fans a say and a quality manager that the fans like

  • 167 The puppy formerly known as prince // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I honestly thought our January transfer window was in response to the fact we only bought Anita the previous Summer, a mistake they recognised and put right. Now Pardew is trying to say they bought well in Jan to cover this transfer window! They must believe fans are stupid. If the hierarchy could/would explain it, it would be grudgingly accepted a bit like Arsenal spent nothing for a while as they were paying off the stadium. I think most fans would agree that’s been hard going but has paid off, especially this transfer window. When a club has to back track, lie or just say nothing about the lack of transfers and money it can only look suspicious.

    I have seen Pardew defended, people saying he’s not to blame or he’s just as passionate as us about NUFC; Pardew acting as their puppet makes him at the very least guilty by association. The man has no loyalty to the fans or the club if he did he would tell the truth an by that I don’t mean slate Ashley and Kinnear, I mean truthfully come out and state what is going right and wrong with the club. His constant lying and defending of the inner workings are as responsible as any actions Ashley or Kinnear for our pending downfall, ask your self if you were running the club would you do or say what Pardew is saying, NO, and why? because you love the club.

    Since Keegan departed the fans have been split on the who’s, what’s, why’s and when’s of the clubs failings, this will continue because no one actually knows what is happening inside the club. Even press and ex pros who are normally well informed don’t seem to have a clue about NUFC, our best bet is a sale that will come out of no where because while Ashley has us it’s going to be a long road of nothingness.

    How are you meant to sell NUFC to the future supporters, they have taken all the fun out of supporting this club.

  • 168 JaxtheMag // Sep 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    shola is worth NOWT and that’s what we wanted to spend NOWT.

  • 169 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    How do you get them out, by protesting it dosnt matter, he owns the club his money, I hate it but 1 there’s a bigger world out there thing I’d must rather protest about, 2 you have the choice to support or not. AP just doing his job and we all no some times that glossing a turd. But come on unless you know some billionaire to buy the club think on your talk of revolt. No harm ment by that just the way I see it

  • 170 spitfire_ // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Yesterday a lot of fans say they feel sorry for Pardew. How about now? Do they still feel sorry for him?

    This so called “human being” ask for the problem above him… he didn’t do anything even to try to change anything,

  • 171 nufcursed // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    stu mel

    read my 1st example: protesting does matter!

  • 172 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Ashley won’t spend beyond his self-imposed 20M pound limit per year no matter how much money rolls in. Clearly he is recovering his loan to the club now. Got on with it and get out Assley.

  • 173 Vask // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Glenn Hoddle? Really? The guy who hasn’t managed since 2006 and who’s football academy supplies all the big clubs such as conference north side Hyde and Spanish footballs 4th tier club Jerez Industrial with players? What was that about ambition?

  • 174 Ben3arfa // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    And to have some feel sorry for this moron .

    He is also part of the bloody regime.


  • 175 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    stu mel

    have the right to support the club or not. you have no choice if you love the you expect us to take it do you we protested the last time and he put it up for sale there are lots of things we can do and for you to say pardew is just doing his job come on like he is a puppet and has no respect for himself or the fans

  • 176 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    should read get on with it and get out Assley

  • 177 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    With regards to the quality and quantity of signings the proof of the pudding (so to speak) is where the clubs end up at the end of the season.

  • 178 Ben3arfa // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    I wish I was at this cricket match a few weeks back, I wouldve cracked the bat on JFK’s head in front of his boy Harford the mackem

  • 179 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    @curse how

  • 180 spitfire_ // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    A shotgun between the eyes is too good for Ashley… but will helps.

  • 181 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Grow a set and resign Pardew you muppet

  • 182 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    stu mel
    please type in the truegeordie on youtube and then maybe you will understand

  • 183 dubzy // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM


  • 184 Rooster // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Yea Mike you have got a big pair of balls havnt you?!?!, rock hard business man arnt you?!?!, I will show them who is right wont you?!?! This club is genuinely as important as some folks family`s to some supporters, its in our veins it runs deep and strong in us. That window was the biggest sham of lies fed down to the `PATSY` Pardew I have ever heard, you have made a real monkey out of everyone havnt you, yea wait till the winter window, well fcucking no im not going to wait, you played all us fans like a piano in the last 64 days, I have defended you on occasions believing totally you would sanction players in to this club, just fed us a line through JK and AP. Stability in the club, yes to save your investment!! but you are happy just staying mid table if possible arnt you Mike, and more publicity coming your way be it bad but you aint bothered are you, its win win for you isn¿t it little EMP, as Philip Green calls you, you have taken the lifeforce passion and atmosphere away from the Cathederal, our oxygen is being sucked out through your mister!!!!! You are mugging off people who have backed you!! go on show everyone you were right go on spend in January, so f..k, not bothered, my summer to an extent has been totally spoilt by the deviousness of the operation at SJP.

  • 185 gaz 44 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Anyone here that would do anything different to pardew in the situation is a liar. He’s in the best job he will ever find himself in, he is not going to come out and publicly slate his bosses for not doing there job.
    If we did it in our jobs we would be sacked, if he does it in his so would he

  • 186 gaz 44 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Liar or a clown anyway

  • 187 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Glen Hoddle

    He isnt a flash in the pan,yes Poyet might prove people wrong but he still hasnt done much has he.

  • 188 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    gaz 44
    i disagree in terms of football you would. if a dof was employed i would be anoyed as i woudnt feel trusted as being a manager of a football club. what about keegan ?

  • 189 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Just my foughts go for your guns, respect that fact that I am a weak fan how just support the team, to be honest I would have to be bigger curse for me to show support personally I think there I lot worse in this world than a tight fisted owner of a football club, let say you have your wish who is going to buy the club Ashley leave want his money club goes bust that is also a possibility

  • 190 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Must watch if you haven’t already.

  • 191 lukes26 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Dear Angry Mob,

    Can any of you prove that Ashley actually receives a profit from NUFC?

    Because, from all evidence I see, he doesn’t.

  • 192 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Ok Hoddle or Pardue?

  • 193 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Gaz 44…like I told someone earlier that is the difference between you and someone with a conviction and any dignity!

    …and that is nothing to be ashamed of!

  • 194 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    nufcursed @ 164

    Interesting examples but I doubt any demonstration would move Ashley. He holds all the cards. In the past a big stadium with a big crowd brought in big money but not anymore. The big income stream is money from Premiership and television.

    I like the German model but I don’t see that happening in the UK, sadly.

  • 195 Rooster // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    GAZ, how about if Pardew was a wee bit principiled, had an ounce of backbone, but he has not, he has fed us a line all be it through the hierarchy, but he has contradicted himself on volcanic proportions so many times, a complete and utter glove puppet. owt to keep himself in a job, its actually very very sad.

  • 196 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    toon22… Pardew!

    …but I wouldn’t pick any of them to be honest!

  • 197 Ben3arfa // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:13 PM


    where does all the money the club makes go then ? disappear in thin air??

  • 198 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    The one thing Pardew should have done was keep his mouth shut. Let Joe defend the club’s inactivity. He was responsible for it. I notice Joe isn’t mouthing off anymore. I wonder why? Because now everyone knows everything he said was bollocks. He said judge him at the end of the window. Well here we are Joe. You are nothing but a useless sack of manure.

  • 199 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    lukes26 @ 191

    Ashley owns a company, that happens to own Newcastle United, and like any owner of any entity is entitled to its profits but also has to suffer its loses.

  • 200 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    i really dont understand how anyone can defend ashley kinnear or pardew i really dont

  • 201 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    spot on rooster @195

  • 202 Thump // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    @nufcursed: Are you suggesting we wreck the stadium? If so: shame on you.

  • 203 morocco0015 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Lads, these are not the words of Pardue, over the line, never mentioned?? he always says this. Sad he’s let it go to press, the whimp!!!

  • 204 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    We’ve cross path, and had word I unintentionally insulted him so we’ll leave that there. As he seems I decent dude. I think he took my insult on the chin relished I lot more people agreed with him and gracefully of him that was that.
    Passion great
    Show me something which would work, I can’t help it I tend to pick wholes in things. If your astute you not agree but listen as maybe a pessimist could other some light on how to actual have an effect, not me tho.

  • 205 gaz 44 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Yeah look a Keegan he walked he never slated him in public, I’m not saying he shouldn’t have a go but he would do it in private. If any of you got handed your dream job you wouldn’t risk getting the sack.

  • 206 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    look at liverpool now they had shit owners and they got rid and look to be going place under their new owners

  • 207 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    What i find appalling is Joe Kinnear is head of recruitment and Mike Ashley is in charge of the purse strings.

    Yet, here we are having to read a statement that is supposed to be from Pardew.

    Where is Joes cocky patter we heard at the start of his job?

    Lost his tongue has he?

    “Mike, is it OK if I just pass this statement on to Alan? Im a bit hungover today? Wey aye Joe, Alan will front that, he does it every year for us Joe! Don’t you bother with it.”

    Disgraceful ownership. Sh1t bags the lot of them.

  • 208 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    The smell coming off our management is disgusting

  • 209 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Ben3arfa @ 197

    Like any company the money keeps the company afloat paying expenses, salaries and paying off debts. It may also pay dividends, which in Newcastle’s case is to Ashley being the sole shareholder.

  • 210 Thump // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    @gaz 44: If that sack would bring me in a few million, you’re bloody right I’d risk it. I have some sympathy for Pardew based on the fact that he’s not a manager at this club (nor would any other manager be, for that matter) and all he has to do to get people on his side would be to say “this is ridiculous. I want the best for the club and I can’t do x, y and z for this, that and the other reason.” That’s it. I just want him to grow a f’ing backbone.

  • 211 lukes26 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    If you actually want to do something, go to city council and ask that they take 51 % ownership of Newcastle and then request that a tax quota be enforced.

    I would be somewhat expensive, probably around 50-80 pounds annually…but then you would have ownership of the club and the club would need to pay dividends back to the tax payers quarterly.

    This is what Real Madrid does & this is why they are 500 million pounds in debt.

  • 212 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Myself i would choose Hoddle he plays attacking football and has don well for more than one season.

    Yes they are both not at the top of anyones wish list but Poyet is no more than another Di Canio he might be good but a huge risk.

    AP hasnt really done well anywhere other than maybe one season.GH has done well and managed England at the very least he would be a better DOF than the joke we currently have.

  • 213 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    gaz 44
    he did slate him in public remember the interview after the chelsea game where he said there is nothing i can do to get in the top four as he hasnt got the money

  • 214 DiscoNUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    What he meant…

    “We are RELIEVED tohave brought Remy into the club this window and we PRAY LIKE F**K he will form an exciting and effective partnership with papiss cisse. NO ONES SEEN JOE FOR ABOUT 6WEEKS???


    We wasted money in january on more french crap that gave us half a season and now all wants out, with this squad we have no hope, top four……no, bottom four….PROBABLY.

  • 215 gaz 44 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Not overly slating and the sack wouldn’t get you a few million, got Keegan a few million as he hadnt agreed to dof, he wanted to bring his own players in… Since pardew has been here this has been our structure or something similar, he’s never been in charge/total charge of transfers..
    If you think you will be better of slating your boss, how bout you do it tomorrow tell him all things you don’t like bout him publicly

  • 216 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Toon prodigy

    Its strange how the statement has been signed by Pardew. They’re saying on the radio it should have been Joe signing it surely?

  • 217 jimiley // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    That statement today from Pardew condemns his as one of the three musketeers. Three of them are in it together to screw our club. I have watched the Toon for 50 years but have stayed away for the last two. STAY AWAY. Its the only thing that will get them out. I long for the day when there is less than 30K at a league game. Interesting to see how many turn up for Leeds. STAY AWAY. Demos are worthless.

  • 218 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    I see Ed now has a Wonga advert

  • 219 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM


    Too right it should, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with Pardew.

    Llambias would of did it any other time? Where is Joe?

    What has he actually did to deserve his wages over the past 3 months?

    Honestly, pure Sh1t bags trick that.

  • 220 lukes26 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM


    Exactly, people think that because Ashley is worth 1.3 billion, that he HAS 1.3 billion in the bank.


    He owns a company that has equity of this amount..


    Ashley probably only has a limited amount of liquid funds available. He’s thinking long term on his investment. I, and most of you, would like for him to see shorter term. But thats the way it is. He’s not willing to go furthur into debt with NUFC.

  • 221 colwell // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Who the fcuk were they looking at to deem they weren’t as good as what we already have?

  • 222 toon22 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Just a thought but maybe all the people who have 10 year tickets are now the liability for him,maybe he wants people to chuck them in.


  • 223 Slank // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    lukes26 @ 211

    ‘.. go to city council and ask that they take 51 % ownership of Newcastle and then request that a tax quota be enforced. Somewhat expensive, probably around 50-80 pounds annually’

    Very fanciful and I’m sure all rate payers will welcome the opportunity to help Mike Ashley out on his 49% holding.

  • 224 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    You can’t undermine a manager like that, bringing in someone over his head, then expect him to front an interview because the bloke above him failed?

    Put nothing past these lot now, It’s a whole different ball game with this latest stunt.

  • 225 GeordieTwo // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    The truth is exposed again. We won’t even spend enough to keep pace with mediocre, mid table teams. Teams like Norwich, Swansea, Southampton will all pass us by. Forget top 8. Start thinking about bottom 6 again this season.

  • 226 jimiley // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Put your shirt on Pardew getting sacked within weeks. I would be putting out a rubbish team and waiting for the chop and a cool 10 million. Any manager would be mad putting up with Mashers

  • 227 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    The views are raking in now. not quite viral haha.

  • 228 Mr Magpie // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Pardew is just saying what he needs to say to stay in a job, if it is at all words from his mouth which i doubt!
    If opinion is for pardew to go who realistically would you guys want to come to Newcastle to manage & why do you think they would be successful?

  • 229 DS_NUFC // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    gaz 44
    so if you were a manager of a business and had someone brought in over you to oversee what you are doing would you be happy?

  • 230 Wiz // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    216 … if it had been signed by Kinnear it would have opened up a rift with Pardew. I doubt very much if Pardew knew much about what was being declared on his behalf. The main thing about that statement, though, was the bald assertion that most of the club’s business for the year had been done in January. So all the targeting, radaring, monitoring, tabs keeping oning, and running the rule all summer long was a creation of our own imaginations, aided and abetted by a fertile local press. Who were themselves duped. The place is afloat on lies. Toon Darn Sarf, now is not the time for getting bored. You lost this argument about two hundred posts ago. Don’t flounce off. Take your medicine, and resolve not to talk rubbish. And take heart! I am sure Ashley is about to sell.

  • 231 Ben3arfa // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    We were all in trouble when that old crook-heart Kinnear gave us his “word of honour”.

    Exactly what part of honour Kinnear has I will never know.

    Shame on you Kinnear.

  • 232 Wiz // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    jimiley at 226 … a subversive thought and you are a very naughty boy. And I approve. And actually I think, and thought at the time, that Pardew was doing exactly what you suggest back in the FA Cup earlier this year, and in the Europa Cup last year. Sure of it. And it worked.

  • 233 Ben3arfa // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    The ugliest most disgusting looking old man in football, Kinnear’s grandchildren must be totally embarrassed of their Director of F***all grandfather. Piece of scum deserves to end up in a retirement home

  • 234 geordiegav1987 // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    so whats he saying?
    sholas just as good as gomis is he lmfao.
    What a crock of shit

  • 235 toonaids // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    ove this song one of my favourites

    the young cockney puppetier,
    he saw the people all live in fear,
    he thought that maybe theyd listen to,
    a puppet telling them what to do,
    so he got some hair and he got some wood,
    he kept john carver coz he was good,
    now people come a running coz he is here,
    Mike Ashley the Cockney Puppetier!

  • 236 NUFCarter // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:49 PM


    Is that going to e sung against leads and Hull then? :)

  • 237 stu mel // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Pardew, probs isn’t puting up with much other than having to spout some stuff in the media he dosnt believe. He seems ok to me just a guy getting on with it. Probs dosnt like it but he’s paid to do a job and ok he’s not the best man for the job in my mind but he is still going out and try to get results so I respect him for that. JFK I don’t blame him ever as he’s trying to do a job he has no hope of doing I wouldn’t buy a toaster from JFK it is a joke. He is just the court jester that’s all. I’m not doing a round about but I still not going to jump on the bandwagon but. Ashley dosnt tell if pay me to think he great so I’m on the fence lol

  • 238 Billythefish // Sep 3, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Did anyone really expect a different outcome to the transfer window? We have and will always be mugged of by the fat man and his buddies till we stand up and show how we really feel.
    Sitting at the match now we have 20-30% old school fans who show there frustration 40% who know no different and then the fans watching and calling Ashley to each other.
    This man is slowly but surely destroying a way of life for many a newcastle supporter, he shows no signs of stopping. How many more times will he slap us in the face and get off lightly. The man is the worst thing to happen to NUFC in recent history. I fear if he keeps going down this road a new generation of passionate newcastle fans will be lost.

  • 239 dan_1985 // Sep 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Why do people keep going on about the five players we bought in January? Debuchy seems out of his depth against Morcombe let alone against Premier League opposition, Gouffran doesn’t really offer anything other than pace but whats the point if he cant finish or provide an assist at the end of a blind run? Yanga-Mbiwa, like debuchy looks out of his depth and Haidara has barely been seen in a Newcastle shirt (although I think he has potential). Which leaves Sissokho who does seem a genuine talent although his decision making and passing can be appalling at times coupled with the fact that he is not playing in his natural position suggest its still a case of papered-over cracks at Newcastle! And to think Kinnear wanted to bring in Mick Harfor to ASSIST him!! Assist in what exactly I don’t know

  • 240 moonraker // Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I would love to know if there was ever any intention to spend money this summer.

    If there was then JFK is totally useless and should be sacked immediately.

    If there was never any intention why didn’t they just come out and say so and save us all a lot of energy speculating?

    I honestly think it must have been the former as there were so many statements from Lyon etc. How the hell can you chase these targets for so long and still fail to sign at least one?

    Ashley needs to come clean and make some kind of statement of intent as we are in limbo! If you are not gonna buy just tell us! FFS we’ve had worse times than these but we are in a great position at the moment and the owner just doesn’t seem to get it!

    What makes it worse is all the extra money coming into the club through TV and we are the only BIG club not taking advantage.

    I can only think Ashley is planning to sell in the near future but that doesn’t explain them saying they were going to buy???

    Confused, angry and frustrated.

    Having said that I thing the Mackems are in trouble as the cracks are appearing with di Canio’s style already forcing out his best player!!!!

  • 241 Ian Toon // Sep 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    It’s not so much what managers say as to why they say it. Pardew is no different. He will be aggreived not to have strengthened the depth and quality of the squad but relieved that the likes of Cabaye, Krul,
    Coloccini and HBA are still on board.
    We do have a strong best starting eleven and no demands of Europa League to meet but can we have a relatively injury( to our better players) free season as per the season before last.

    Cabaye, in a World Cup season will want to do well and fans should recognise just how influential he can be to team performance.

    JK’s non transfer transfer dealings have not helped Pardew’s needs whether he admits to it or not. However let’s not forget that five players Debuchy, Haidara, Moussa Sissoko, Yanga-Mbiwa and Gouffy signed in January.

    Further signings now provide Dummett and Sammy Ameobi opportunities they might not have got with further signings.

    That’s glossing over a right debacle with Pardew being widely seen by media and fans alike as having been hung out to dry. He could well , share such sentiments but he cannot afford to convey such feelings to the players. Confidence is all important to a player and the team as a whole have to believe that Pardew anticipates a productive season. He needs to work in training on imposing a vision of play.

    This will certainly be helped by the new fitness programme of the conditioning coach Faye Downey. Work is still in progress, towards getting Tiote to stop collecting yellow cards and instead play at the level of the season before last. Cisse with Remy linking well in the last quarter of the Fulham game indicates the increase in pace and movement likely to enhance his game.

    Anita looks to have learnt how to compete in the PL and Sissoko provides what looks an excellent balance to a midfield which with Cabaye’s range of passing is for me the best way forward in the vital area of midfield.

    It’s not all doom and gloom. The much improved fluent passing and general lack of long ball play against Fulham suggests that there is a better way and maybe we’ve found it.

  • 242 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Sheff Utd now being backed substantially by a Saudi Prince… why oh why cant it be us!

  • 243 Jzargo // Sep 4, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    put me at director of football would do better than joe kinnear

  • 244 miggy // Sep 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Get t 3 stooges out of our club pardews a clown there all in it together boycott every thing to do with mike ashley c nt

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