Fans – We Want Our Money Back – After Horror Show

Newcastle were as bad in the first half last night at Everton, as we were in the first game of the season at Manchester City, and given the players Newcastle turned out – we should have performed a lot better than that in that first 45 minutes – and Alan Pardew will make some changes in the defense for the game at Cardiff City on Saturday, and Mike Williamson will partner Fab Coloccini at the back.

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Ross Barkely scores Everton’s second – with Yanga-Mbiwa in pursuit

But we also think there could be another defensive change made, and maybe Paul Dummett will get a chance at left-back or maybe Yanga-Mbiwa will get a game at full back, since he seems better equipped for the Premier League at full back than at center-back.

And it wasn’t good to hear the Newcastle fans chant:  “We want our money back”  after the first half, but honestly it was simply a horror show for Newcastle fans, and it was so painful to watch – Newcastle were just awful.

But as happened in that famous Arsenal game when we were 4-0 down at the half, Newcastle looked  a completely different side after the break,  and if Yoan Gouffran’s chip hadn’t hit the post and come out it could have been 3-2  just six minutes into the second half – and then it could have been very interesting.

But we didn’t score our second until the 89th minute, and it was another good opportunist  effort from Loic Remy – his third goal for Newcastle, and so we lost our second successive league game 3-2 and out now 5th bottom of the league – which is where we finished last season – so no improvement there. 🙁

Alan Pardew was asked what was said at half time and he said the following:

“What was said at half-time was more about personal pride than anything else. That goes in hand in hand.”

“Our fans are disappointed and rightly so after that first half, there’s no shadow of a doubt.” “The players responded and that is one good thing.”

Newcastle must do better at Cardiff City on Saturday, before the two-week International break, and if we cannot get something out of that game, it’s going to be a very miserable two weeks for Newcastle fans before we face Liverpool at home on Saturday 19th October.

And from what we saw of Liverpool against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, they play the game just like Everton, but they are maybe better with big players like Luis Suarez and others in the side.

Notice I didn’t say what the score was in the corresponding game last season – I’m not that daft. 😀

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15 comments so far

  • Norlinsen

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t know how reliable it is, but some rumours going around that Pardew talked to MA last night and offered to resign, however MA talked him out of it.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2


    Nah. I’ve spent too much time correcting people on the garbage that they spout because they hate Ashley but I don’t like the man and I don’t like where our club is.

    I don’t believe the protestors will have any positive impact because the whole idea is a contradiction. “Mike Ashley doesn’t care about the fans” but “Let’s protest and force Ashley out”. If he doesn’t care then why would he care about a protest? And then of course the garbage about him taking loads of money out of the club etc.

    SD advertising around the ground is worth peanuts and I’ve already produced proof of this.

    He’s made a few bad decisions with NUFC as far as the fans are concerned but the business side of things is ok from his perspective.

    People need to learn to criticise him for what he’s actually done wrong rather than all of the perceived slights.

    And yeah, we really milked the money we got from Carroll. But we’re not doing much with this good squad we’ve got…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    If you didn’t like ice cream, would you spend all day telling people good it was.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Well where the hell do we go from here!!

    We were absolutely shocking last night, made our performance against hull look top class, the way lukaku and Barkley ghosted through our defence time and time again was unreal
    Seriously wtf has happened to our players????
    Krul was a complete mess last night, colo and yanga looked like those yellow training dummie, tiote n sissoko were absolutely awful, the only player who actually looked interested isn’t even our fcuking player!!!!! At least cabs looked somewhere near the old cabs

    Pardew was right about on thing, last night was simply unacceptable

    Something needs to change, now, not in January, not in other 5-6 games, right now
    The question is does that fat idiot have a clue about how to move forward? We sack pardew, then what? Is MA smart enough to have had a short list drawn up? Does he know the kind of manage and philosophy he wants put in place? Or would it simply be which ever one of mates stumbles through the door first?

    Do we trust MA to replace the manager??? No chance we don’t even have a managing director ffs!!!

  • Toonarmlee

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned yet but anyone see pardews interview after match. When asked about away fans singing they want there money back, the stupid fool came back with a cockey answer of they sang the same song when we where 4-0 down to arsenal. Am I the only one infuriated by this?

  • toonking

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    @toon 5
    you are wrong ed has shown a quote made by pardew

    “Our fans are disappointed and rightly so after that first half, there’s no shadow of a doubt.”

    he is clearly stating the fans are right to feel disappointed he also had said on sky that this team is needing a change of players. I can sense it everywhere pundits such as gary Neville even can see that it’s the stupid players them selves who are to blame.

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Of course protests can influence the way Ashley runs the club. It would be hopeless for him personally and professionally to have an enduring and concerted public show of disaffection for him from his core users. Its important that fans voice their opposition, just as we know from our own struggles in our own lives, you have to speak out when your unhappy and dissatisfied or nothing will change.

  • theartfuldodger

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Exactly..Where the hell do we go from here !!
    Perhaps Pardew will make the team defensive using dummett and jonas. He will slowly revert to his forte.

    Kinnear would be interviewing managers if needed ..

    Ashley has no contacts at all I think, only football person he knows is Kinnear which is why he is back. Other football ppl are against him eg Keegan,Shearer. Cause he isnt a football guy. He is a business man and not many ppl,like us fans, buy into his ideas.

  • Rooster

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #9

    So Mikey Williamson in against Cardiff??? I think we have seen this fella enough to know although he dosnt seem much worse than what we have we are going back 4 years if he is going to be taking over the 5 spot, god help us, what a frigan mess, MA the big gamble is on yet again, getting a buzz are you pissin about with us, your Manager and DOF are the biggest joke in the prem, you employed them, if its not working I suggest you`s all ship out, and take that 1980`s coaching staff with them and Graham Carr while your at it, sick of the lot of you.

  • Ciaran

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m sorry Ed, but your comment “It wasn’t good to hear Newcastle fans chant ‘we want our money back’” why so? These fans paid good money for their ticket, travel, as well as the ludicrous policy of being a club member to go to away games, and they are entitled to voice their angst after a shambolic display.

  • Huw88

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #11


    Been reading this blog for a while, thought I would put my two pence in as I seem to differ on few points to some people.

    I felt the gameplan/tactics were a horror show last night. I feel we do have a good squad, and people are overreacting saying some players are not PL standard.

    Playing mbwia and colo cb was worrying as they were playing against lukaku, neither player has the physical presence/ability to handle the player, I rate both individually, but when coming up against a beast they do not form a good partnership. Bringing williamson on was the obvious choice, and not sure why we felt we didnt need a physical presence at the back in the first place?

    playing 2 in the middle with anita and tiote meant we would not be very creative and would not dictate play. Tiote is good for one thing, sitting behind the ball breaking up play, he should never do more than a 5 yard pass as he is not a play maker (which i felt last season he was trying too much which made him a shadow of the former player). Anita I think looks stronger in 3 man cm, and seemed to struggle with the pressure of having to create everything in midfield.

    Sissoko on the wing, not sure where to start with this, since we have signed him we constantly play him in different positions. he provided nothing out on the wing, i can only think pardew things he becuase he has pace he can play there (sunday league thinking) and then as a number 10?? this has even been laughed by the french national team, he doesnt belong there, he scored a few goals when he first came, and maybe pardew got over excited, or he tried to use sissokos physical abilities to hold up play and win flick ons for cisse (as cisse apparently never has any intention of receiving the ball with his back to goal).

    I still like santon, May be slightly weak defensively but felt he was doubled up on alot as ben afra doesnt track, and tracked even less on the left than on the right. I think the thinking of playing him left was fear of bains getting too much space, but it couldnt of gone much morse, and I personally would of gambled on afra pushing bains back.

    I know a lot of people dont like it, but with our current players i would nearly always go for 451, remy on the left afra right with either cisse of gouffran through the middle. i would play tiote cabaye and sissoko in the middle (tiote always behind play, cabaye almost given free role to try and find pockets of space and looking to recieve ball to feet and sissoko box to box, looking to plug gaps, cover and make late bursts forward).

    IMO we should of bought a new powerful cb, mbiwa should of been learning from colo, not be natural partners. I think there ought to be one ball playing cb with composure (normally with speed, but colo lacks this, his main weakness imo) and and physically dominate one, unfortunately williamson is not good enough and neither is taylor, both seem too clumsy.

    essay over.

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #12

    What are these”perceived slights”?

    Surely not relegation due to mismanagement through incompetence, Wonga on the shirt, the stadium re naming, the failure to build and strengthen in a timely manner causing near relegation for a second time and a loss of momentum that may take years to regain, Dennis Wise, Joe Kinnear, the sacking of Hughton, the silence, the lack of ambition, the free and ubiquitous SD signage, etc.

    Seems like there’s plenty of all to obvious insults and injuries to be aggrieved about without having to invent any more.

  • ToonMobile

    Oct 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #13

    @ theartfuldodger post 8

    You mentioned something there I have been thinking for a while – I believe the same as you, the people in charge of the club have very few contacts these days, especially compared to some other clubs. That would explain why we didn’t seem to be in for any of the people who have been loaned out to other clubs, nevermind not being able to buy anyone. Does anyone else think this too? Between Ashley and Kinnear the club probably don’t have too many contacts outside of the club for getting players in via purchase or loan….

  • Toonarmlee

    Oct 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonking please explain how I am wrong. All I said was don’t know if it’s been mentioned, how’s that wrong?
    Are you saying I didn’t see pardew on ssn saying what I said? Or are you saying I am wrong because it’s already been mentioned? Either way can’t see how I am wrong

  • toonicle

    Oct 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Sturridge and Suarez are going to run circles around us. No chance that Colo can keep up with either of them.


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