Some Big Shocks In The Premier League


If Newcastle can get a win at Everton on Monday night, then we will be very nicely placed in the Premier League table on Monday night, with the top sides today continuing to drop points.

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David Moyes – under pressure at Manchester United

Both Manchester clubs lost today,  with United losing at home 2-1 against West Brom, and it’s their second Premier League loss in a row, and their worst start in the Premier League since 1988 – so we suppose that puts David Moyes under pressure.

We watched the Aston Villa Manchester City game, when in the first half City could and should have been two or three goals up until Yaya Toure scored just before the break.

City were pushing to go further ahead,  but then Villa equalized through Karim El Ahmadi with their first shot on target in the game,  and then City went ahead again through Dzeko five minutes later, and  were hanging on with City much the superior side.

And then after 73 minutes two amazing goals from Villa, one from a wonderful free kick from Leandro Bacuna and two minutes later a long drop kick from Brad Guzan went straight through to Andreas Weimann who put the ball past Hart for an amazing winner – but where were the two City center-backs – just terrible defending.

This game is an illustration that if you cannot take your chances the side under the gun – Aston Villa today – are always in with a chance – and of course Villa never give up.

We should remember this game and result when we host City in the Capital One Cup at the end of October.

And Hull won their second league game in a row with a rather fortunate first half penalty against West Ham at home, while Tottenham and Chelsea  dropped 2 points each in their 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

Cardiff won 2-1 at Fulham, so the London side are in a real slump and 3rd bottom on 4 points,   and Newcastle visit an in-form Cardiff side next Saturday afternoon before the two week International break.

Sunderland host Liverpool tomorrow, and then we play at Everton on Monday night, and we are really hoping our lads can make up for the big disappointment against Hull City.

A point would be good – and a win would be simply great.

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167 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Long may it continue

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Big game, big game. An away day for Newcastle at Goodison Park under lights is a fantastic footballing occasion between two grand old clubs with good and evenly matched sides at the moment. Good stuff, can hardly wait.

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  • martoon

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Got to be honest – I’m not expecting much from Everton on Monday night but the way the Premiership has gone recently we could just sneak a result.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Sack Moyes, sack Mourinho, sack Jol, sack Pellegrini…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Should never expect something from a game in the PL. Anyone can beat anyone. Hoping for a cracking game though.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #6

    sack of spuds

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  • lesh

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Pardew for Manager of the Month!

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  • condren

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Well………………its been a while since I commented. When I got back from the game on Wednesday after I can say was a fairly tidy professional performance albeit against a mediocre Leeds team. But fellow supporters, the apathy and disbelief in the ground is like a cancer spreading out of control. In 30 years of following NUFC I have never felt this lack of passion, drive and desire in our supporters!! And I have seen some lean times believe me!!!!!

    Leeds have had such a fall from grace, have a chairman as bad as ours and have many more reasons to be much more apathetic than us. But they gave us a lesson today. Their fans put us to SHAME!!! They were (although I hate to say it) fantastic and totally outsung us all match.
    I was embarrassed walking back to the car, overhearing how dissapointed the Leeds fans were with our atmosphere!!! We HAD a fantastic reputation for being the most loyal, passionate and noisy support in the country, but that time has past unfortunately. I have never felt so despondent after a win ever (you would of thought we had lost). I have been to probably 10 games this year and I see this lack of passion at most the games I have been to. WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO US??? Who cares about Ashley, this is OUR team and most do genuinely want to be here unlike most of the mercenaries even over the last 6-7 years!!

    I don’t agree with what Mike Ashley is doing to our famous club, but protesting, bitching and bringing dissharmony to our club will have a much more detrimental and devastating effect on us AND the team than what Ashley could EVER do to the club!!! We are commiting apathetic suicide and it must end NOW!

    NUFC was here long before Ashley and will continue long after he goes. As supporters our passion has almost gone, our desire to fight has gone and it WILL in time spread to the team! I understand the reasons but they by themselves are not good enough reasons I’m afraid! We have had much darker times, much worse chairmen, a hell of lot worse team, but in the past the support has been unwavering. The Leeds supporters should be a wake up call to us all. We are in a football coma and its time to WAKE UP!

    I believe we can go to Everton and get a result so long as we perform on the same level as Villa away.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #9

    ill take div two footy to get rid off him

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #10

    i dont want to but if thats what it takes

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  • condren

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Its like being in a bad relationship with your partner (being Mike Ashley, bear the thought) and you take it out on the kids (being the team). You wouldn’t dream of doing that. You would get behind them and support them more!

    Thats my take on things anyway……………..

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  • 89Norcal

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #12

    well said condren

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #13

    I’d see TDsarf sacked before any of them lot, I picked up the Time4change banner today which hopefully I’ll be able to hang up in a spot for all to see on Monday night, looking forward to seeing my first game this season, not including Steve Harpers testimonial.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #14

    hey its always team first

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  • ballerfan2

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Bravo Condren. You have said what so many of us think but what another faction – all too audible on this blog – won’t accept, believing that they alone are the true fans

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #16

    wow the blog has sound

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #17

    we believe nothing of the sort and yes we accept nothing

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Ballerfan,
    Could you elaborate.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #19

    we are all fans yoy have yours i have mine neer the twain shall meet

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #20

    ashley oot

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Well said condren!

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  • condren

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #22

    If I may….could I take the relationship analogy further.

    If you truly love your children (team/NUFC) do you;

    a) Cause as much trouble as possible, hurling abuse, protesting, hurting your partner (Ashley), in an attempt to try and make them leave? Because you feel they have taken the mick out of you for so long.

    b) Be negative/huffy all the time because you feel let down and abused and carry that with you all the time (including at matches which I feel is commonplace now).

    c) Leave your partner and children (Ashley/NUFC) until either your partner leaves and/or you find a new partner.

    d) Take the positives out of the relationship and provide unwavering heartfelt support knowing in time things will improve one way or another (either Ashley decides to invest or (probably) leaves when he makes a profit, or the team does ok/well under Ashley or Another).

    Unless you/we have £250-300M and can afford to carry thoughts A,B or C to the forefront as well as have a better plan for running the club and taking it forward positively, what is the point of hurting both yourselves and your children (the team/NUFC). Anything from A,B or C above aint going to hurt Ashley and it sure aint going to help either our health or the teams!!!

    In other words lets focus on the positives and be there for our children (the team) NO MATTER WHAT and forget/put to the back of our minds) the abusive partner!

    Just a thought…………………………..

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  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23

    “I’ll take div two footy to get rid off him”
    “hey it’s always team first”.
    Two quotes from the same person within 20 mins. At least try and be consistent.

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  • fatman

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Trouble with games now is Ashley has burned so many bridges with fans over 15,000 fans have given up their season tickets, left for good and have been replaced by young kins and family’s, and those left have been split up, when the singing section was closed the stadium atmosphere went with it.
    these fans will not go back while Ashley owns the club. the soul of the club has gone, and every time he pulls one of his stunts more go. i guess Ashley must have been a jap in a former life as he runs the club in a Kamikaze fashion how he’s made his fortune is solely down to the market he covers, people at the bottom of the social ladder who cant afford to shop elsewhere, and having no morals, he could watch kids die of hunger, then ask the parents if he can have there rags to resell.

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  • bishopblaize

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Condren:

    Your right Bro! Passion gone .. I have to relieve the old form from the fans by showing me bairns DVD’s and gear from online 🙁

    Taking them to the games is proper disbelief sometimes and no need for it all.

    Me two little girls aged 5 and 7 enjoyed the Harper Testimonial and was nice seeing the youngest letting off some proper steam in the stands.

    Then what happens?

    Lets keep it up guy .. especially when we’ve seen yet again .. any team can win on the day.

    I seen the Villa v Man City today and the Aston Boys were gannin mad all way through and couldn’t believe their eyes.

    That’s Football 🙂

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  • BDin9

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Condren, 52000 seater morgue. If it wasn’t for the away fans there would be no noise at all. It’s been like this for a while now. They’re killing our club.

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #27

    fatman, how do you know 15000 fans have given up their season tickets ? Attendances are no different.

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  • fatman

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #28

    someone in the know let it slip

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Sonds like BS to me.

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  • askar

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Ruddy where are you?

    Here is my team against Everton: 2-1 with goals from Arfi and Roumania 🙂 🙂

    ———————-Kral———————–

    Santi ————–Cocu—Mbobi—-Debchicha

    ———————Toyote, —————-

    Afri ————-Johan Kebab…—-Amamobi

    ———–Remounia——– Cisco

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  • fatman

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #31

    tequilamag

    the club keep records on the season ticket holder and know every game fans are attending and the computer program watches what the fans are doing, simple customer control that show trends. they know and can keep track on all ticket holders, i had them after me when they failed to take out the money for a season ticket they phoned me in a flap as loads of fans left the 10 year deal last February, and obviously thought i was one and they slipped out that long term over 15,000 have given up their tickets since Ashley took over and never renewed and most gave the reason that its down to being upset with set up.

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  • condren

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Felt so dejected/embarrassed after the Leeds game (even though we won). I guess some people give up/get pis*ed off easier/quicker than others. When Keegan came back I cried in the stand WITH PRIDE AND PASSION. Its so unfair/demoralising as just when you think Ashley could be getting it right he goes and abuses his family (supporters/team/management) again!!!
    I see the man for what he is but haven’t given up all hope on him just yet. He may surprise us all (but I very much doubt it)!!!
    Either way, our support is probably one of the WORST in the premiership at the moment. Look at the stick Leeds fans have had to put up with and the sh*te they have had to watch week in and week out. That support USED to be us. Everyone is in a FOOTBALL COMA and I feel like giving everyone a shake!!!!
    Who cares about who runs the club, we still have a team thats worth our support and on the whole wants to play for us!

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  • BDin9

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #33

    15000 ? Same people sitting in the Gallowgate where I am

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  • fatman

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #34

    tequilamag

    what sounds like bs to you?

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #35

    fatman, there is always churn with supporters season tickets, thats normal. The atmosphere is poor these days and MA taking away the singing section has certainly had an effect but even before that it was poor. Away fans always make more noise these days because they are usually the most hardcore supporters. Newcastle usually make noise than the home supporters when we play away.. A designated singing section would be great to have back again but can you see MA going for it when they spend half the time singing to get the FCB out of the club.

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #36

    How many season ticket gave up 15 000. Hmmmmm one word sum up. Bollocks!

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #37

    fatman that the figure is 15000 , seems way to high to me.

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  • fatman

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #38

    BDin9

    areas all over the stadium where fans never change, in the days of the old cowshed if you wanted a season ticket you had to wait until someone died and hope they had left it to you in their will, then we got waiting list for tickets these were still in certain areas place when Ashley took over.

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  • askar

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #39

    – All the top sides drop points and we are a top side no doubt about that 🙂
    – We will finish four and will play CL next year no doubt about that too 🙂
    – Arfa will stay here forever and will be unplayable every game no doubt about that too 🙂

    And Ruddy will come on this blog and tell us who is “world class ” and who is not, and then we will win or lose the next game. and then blah blah..That is why I am still a NUFC fan. Hope that we will win monday with magic goals from Arfa and Remy 🙂

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  • fatman

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #40

    tequilamag

    it sounds awful that so many have had enough that they will not go any more, but i got the figure of more than one person, and my brother has contacts at the club, he was part of the team investigating the shepherds warehouse, and still good friends with Chris Mort who still has a soft spot for the club & fans, and understand our value.

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