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Aan Pardew – I Felt Sorry For Him On Saturday

6:50 pm, Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 128 Comments

Papiss Cisse has not been in goal-scoring form for Newcastle so far this season, and on Saturday Papiss must have had about three fairly good chances, but he couldn’t convert any of them, but on another day he could have had a hat trick, and it’s just  when strikers are not scoring goals, nothing seems to go for them.

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Papiss Cisse in action on Saturday

Make no mistake that Newcastle’s performance in that first half on Saturday was absolutely first-rate ( we watched the whole game again yesterday), and we could have easily been 4-0 up at the break with a little bit of luck, and it was Loic Remy who scored the two goals form about six good chances Newcastle created in the first half, and they certainly were not easy chances that Loic converted.

They were both excellent striker goals, and it’s good that the Frenchman is in good form while Papiss continues to struggle.

Alan Pardew said in the Chronicle today that he even felt a bit sorry for the Senegal International on Saturday:

“I felt sorry for Papiss in Cardiff on Saturday.” “I thought two or three things could have dropped for him during the game, but they didn’t.”

“So hopefully he can score when he is away with Senegal this week. That would do him the world of good.” “They have a massive game against the Ivory Coast and it’s one I’m looking forward to watching.”

Senegal plays the Ivory Coast this Friday in Abidjan, but the return leg is not 16th October as we said this morning – it’s the 16th November (sorry about that mistake), and that game is in Casablanca, Morocco – since Senegal are banned from playing their home games in Senegal.

There is a ban in place  at the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar, and the ban was for the riot there last October, when Senegal hosted the Ivory Coast in an African Cup qualifier, and their fans invaded the pitch and started fires both on the pitch and in the stadium – when they were losing the game.

The winner of the two legs goes through to the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil next summer, so they are vitally important games for both countries.

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Tags: International News · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League · World Cup 2014


128 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Oct 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    ” Pardew’s just had a good result”. How often do we hear that? The fact people are always speculating who the new manager will be speaks volumes.
    I’m worried now Poyet has gone down the road who else half decent is there? Ash will never have heard of Solksjaer or Bergkamp. We missed out on Blanc, Girard and Garcia and people don’t seem to like Di Matteo.
    If English, Hoddle maybe – at least good football but Curbishley would be another backward step so is probably nailed on..


    The guy managing Brighton now was Poyet’s new assistant and came from barca.

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    well Alan,

    everyone feels sorry for you too. Not.

  • 3 JackButler // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I’ve felt sorry for Papiss for a while now, confidence destroyed, feeding of scraps and hopeful balls………….no wonder he’s a shadow of the player he could be under a proper coach

  • 4 Thump // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    @Rotonda: I’ve spoke somewhat positively of Poyet in the past but I was talking to one of the Brighton youth players the other day on the bus. He didn’t have many positive words for Poyet. All the usual stuff, mind: arrogant, hard to please, two faced etc. One of the things he said that got me was “it’s discipline over training to that fella”… so I’m kind of glad we missed out on him. I can’t see him dealing with he French egos very well in Newcastle.

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM


    Sochaux have hired a new coach, a young french manager with good reputation.

    bruno labadia, torsten fink and michael weisenger have been sacked in bundesliga. I would have any of them above pardew.

    Pity we are Newcastle

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    He never worked with Poyet, he replaced him. Via Maccabi Haifa.

  • 7 JackButler // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Michel Jansen at Twente is one to keep a close eye on

  • 8 Belfast // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Time for you to admit Ba was the better player Butler.

    Every excuse in the book has been used for him now.

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Renard isn’t all that young, hasn’t done much, and his reputation over here is the lowest it has been in 18 months…. Chipolopolo have been poor since winning the AFCON last year

  • 10 santonthenewmaldini // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Should no longer be feeling sorry for Cisse he should be dropped for a little while

    Would actually love us to experiment with playing Arfa as a sort of false 9 like Suarez as he can hold the ball up , skin players and bring people into the game as for me he is not a great winger in the premier league because you have to do more than attack these days at the top level

    The best wide men around work their socks off as well which he does not want to do and it leaves our fullbacks like Debs and Santon badly exposed when he plays on that wing

    Gouffran and Remy are great as wide forwards and Arfa could cause damage up front but would be too exotic for Pardew to ever try if Rodgers was our manager that was what he would play against us

    I like Santon as well but feel he needs dropped for a few games even if just to get his head straight

    Also is Marveux injured ?Thats about 3 games in a row in the premiership he has not got any game time

  • 11 JackButler // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    Ba was a great player for us, no doubt about that, but when Pardew changed our winning formation it ruined Cisse and he hasn’t been the same since.

  • 12 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Having said that, I would prefer Renard to Pardew!

  • 13 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM


    any 1 is better than Pardew, I would rather have SBR’s statue over Pards

  • 14 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    We should go Marco van Basten, I think he will consider us and compensation won’t be that much either.

  • 15 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    why is people speculating on a new manager ,jesus christ pardew has not even been sacked yet ,newcastle fans are deluded that much i do know reading this blog

  • 16 JAMSHA // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    any1 has fifa 14 key??? plzz giv me

  • 17 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM


    it could be the next 5 games and the likely 0 point return one game in the 5 we might get points off the other five could be cricket scores. maybe one or two don’t think that would be exceptable outcome.

  • 18 wolfshead@toon // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    has pards ruined remy and goufy? wait i know the answer from the haters not yet? :-)

  • 19 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    we have seen what happens when Poyet And Pardew cross swords, a rather unpleasant out look against the unwashed.

  • 20 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM


    How are you my friend?

    Although I do not expect many or any points in next few games I am not expecting bashings

    Tottenham have scored 6 goals in 7 matches
    Liverpool have scored 1 second half goal, that too against mackems.
    Chelsea are not 100% yet.

  • 21 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM


    That’s right but hes still working on it and should deliver unless Joe comes into work with a hangover and gives Pardew a sports direct bag for life.

  • 22 JackButler // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea haven’t had the pleasure of playing against our back four yet ;)

  • 23 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    support the team and shut up making problems in your own minds
    we have a decent team top 10 i think and the course of the season will show that ,we have lost a few games so has the manchester clubs
    the premier league is so competitive this year the league will change from now on i predict the winner will win it with 75 points this season ,there will be nothing in terms of points from 8th to 20th such is the quality of opposition you have man utd ,man city ,chelsea, arsnal liverpool totts spur who potentially could end up winners also you have newcastle ,everton ,southampton and west brom who could threaten the top 4 this season ,its all doom and gloom on here we are 6 points behind the leaders who have never won the division for years
    we need to be hard to beat this year as a point is massive in relative terms ,if we can win 90 percent of our home games and 50 percent of our away games that will get you top 6 imo
    if we are to believe ashley prefers to by in january then give him the next window and pardew and see what happens
    if we keep developing as a club slowly we will become strong ,rome was not built in a day ,that is a massive advantage our club will reep the rewards of over the next few seasons when all the other clubs are chopping and changing lots of players we will become very familur and established ,we should keep what we got and add 1 or 2 quality players every january so that the team becomes a team you look at barca ,man utd bayern munich ,that is how they operate ,people dont see the bigger picture and most comments i read on this site the people dont know there arse from there elbow x

  • 24 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM


    That is another way of looking at it. ;)

  • 25 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM


    you want to hire a portable toilet and hide yourself away if reality is to painful to except.

  • 26 jackostoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I’m sorry, have I missed something, pardew sacked or about to be, I don’t think so, wait until at least Xmas man, then if we’re doing poop, by all means dig in, for all those looking forward to marching through our beautiful city with bin dippers, keep your belongings safe, you’ve have been warned people.

  • 27 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM


    and we did what in our last home game & we went a record hole game at home without a shot at goal.

  • 28 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    A big job ahead for Poyet. He did fairly well at Brighton especially early on but this is a different kettle of fish altogether. I think they will be relegated and have to fight their way back up. The parachute money is relatively huge now so that will help but it’s still a hard battle. Their owner hasn’t exactly made a success out of them either.

  • 29 Toon Tang // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:07 PM


  • 30 Ibizatoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    G2…Granted my perspective may be a bit off, but i’d say the Sunderland owner has been a roaring success.

  • 31 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    listen fat boy
    you judge a team after 38 games not 7
    you will be the mug on here singing there praises if we buy well in january and finish in that top 10 ,people have wrote us off already and we are 6 points from 1st ,i would a took that after 7 games if someone had said 6 points behind after 7 games .we have not really played well and our defense and cisse have been poor so it cant get much worse so on a possitive note i will say we will get better and you will look silly if that is the case
    but your the type who will find a negative in everything ,i call them negs ,have you ever heard of a possitive mental attitude and have you ever heard of a neg having a bad effect on his team because i have and that is whats wrong with this site ,while 45 thousand geordies remain calm and look at the possitives you disect the negatives along with the other 10 percent which drag us down
    if you read any other site its never as bad as it is on here ,doom mongers do one

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    The challenge for Pardew is entirely different than the challenge for Poyet. We have a very decent squad in comparison to them but Pardew must get them to play to their ability much more often. We have weaknesses but they have gaping holes. If we don’t see more consistent play by the end of November then it’s not going to happen with Pards. He has an extremely tough road ahead now. If we had won against Hull and West Ham at home there would be 5 more points on board and we would be sitting pretty. But our home form has been diabolical for quite a while now going back to last season. It can’t continue this way. Over to you Alan.

  • 33 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Toon Tang

    Indian Magpie hasn’t gone anywhere.

  • 34 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    did you expect us to win 7 outta 7
    have a word with yourself

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Ha Ibiza mate. :) Yes we can definitely look at it that way. Just think, he may be a worse owner than Ashley and he has actually spent a lot of money! :)

  • 36 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I can’t even read mikeashleyisamackem’s post when it’s just one chunk of text with no punctuation. I agree with the first bit but I stopped reading before long…

    I really don’t get the negative attitude from some fans on here though. Is there anything at the club (besides the fans) that you actually think is good?

    I know many don’t rate Ashley, Pardew or JFK but I think the entire first team (perhaps with the exception of Remy) has been absolutely slated on this blog recently.

    Oh…Remy may not have been slated but I’ve seen calls to drop him unless he agrees to join us in January and some fans are already bricking it in case we don’t get him.

    I know we are all different people, but you’d think there would be more of a consensus! Sure, Ben Arfa should track back more, Cisse needs confidence, Santon and Debuchy need to know when to focus on defence but listen to some of you lot and they’re all crap and should be dropped and/or sold.

  • 37 Ibizatoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    G2…Both completely different ways of running a club, neither exactly successful.

    At least we can I suppose point to a healthy bank balance, which in theory bodes well better for the future.

    I suppose the great unwashed may claim theirs has more ambition….

    Nah… :)

    ashleyisamackem..Don’t be ridiculous. Only 6 out of 7.

    Right then…dinner time.

  • 38 jackostoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I’m bloody pleased the majority of people on here didn’t represent Britain during the war, I can hear it noo, there’s nee point fighting them buggars, we’ll get beat, howay man we’re geordies where’s ya spirit and fight, we’re famous for our love and unwavering support for our team, so let’s show it, just a thought.

  • 39 Toon Tang // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    HD aye i remembered the HD bit and thought it must be you haha

  • 40 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    sorry about my punctuation ,my english is a second language

  • 41 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM


    I bet you sleep under your bed and afraid to come out until you mammy done your breakfast.

  • 42 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM



  • 43 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I think there is a lot of unhappiness based on performances from last season and this TDS @36 mate. The performances just haven’t been there. People have memories of losing 6-0 to Liverpool and 3-0 to the mackems. They remember all the dross home games recently. On top of that we’ve had to put up with endless bollocks from Kinnear (he has shut up now I notice), and a disconnected owner who just can’t get it right, hiring Kinnear being the latest example. Some of our players are very decent I’ve said it over and over but where are the consistent results and form?

  • 44 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM


    their one thing having spirit at the game but to sit in front your PC pretending every things rosy will win you nothing. you can me critical and support the club.

  • 45 kevymartins // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    From previous post, the problem isn’t LB it’s RB imo Debuchy has been all over the place, just not good enough.

  • 46 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    fatman is that your come back ha ha
    you moron,bet you where that kid at school who went bright red everytime anyone ever spoke to ya

  • 47 jackostoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I wouldn’t think the most staunch of supporters would say things were rosy my friend, but howay man, things aren’t exactly dire, I dare say that we’ve both witnessed a lot worse, I certainly have.

  • 48 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    newcastle have been poor no one is denying but we have a good side just need to sort out our back four then we should be good enough for top 10

  • 49 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM


    you want to be careful who you insult especially if you have a static ip and theirs a reason i have never had sand kicked in my face.

  • 50 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Calm down mikeashley @46. Calling people morons doesn’t add anything worthwhile to the debate. Give fatman your reasons for feeling the way you do about the team.

  • 51 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Everton ,plain and simple
    they have not been big spenders over recent years i will mention the word stability

  • 52 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I’m hoping for a much better performance against Liverpool at home. I would even accept a 2-1 loss if we compete well. But if they walk all over us it’s an entirely different matter. I don’t think the team or Pardew could handle that and keep their heads up. Let’s see some decent football in our own house.

  • 53 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    last year and the year before they spent nothing really and they have become a team and a good one

  • 54 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    fatman shut up

  • 55 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:43 PM


  • 56 JackButler // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM


    the reason that Everton have become a very good side is because they have had a great manager at the helm until he left for Man Utd, also their youth system has given them some real stars

  • 57 jackostoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Geordie Two,
    I’d settle for any kind of performance compared to the last time we played Liverpool kidda.

  • 58 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM


    yes i would agree about Everton but they have had 2 good manager we have not got one yet we have a set up that could challenge but Pardew will never do it our 5th place was a fluke we had a chance to take but we bottled it, and until we get one we will do it every time. and i did not need to use any of my vast intelligence to work it out. i go to the games i injured my spine years ago while working and have went to the match with broken vertebrae in my spine and had numerous herniated disc’s currently getting repaired 1st of 3 anyways, i always look to expect a win every game but that does not stop me from realizing what i want and what i will get are probably polar opposite.

  • 59 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Things aren’t dire for us jackostoon. Things are dire for Sunderland :). They have 1 point from a possible 21 and their best striker is out for several more weeks. They have changed managers numerous times (how many games did Di Canio get, was it 13)? They spent a ton under MON and under managers before him We look quite settled by comparison.

  • 60 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I would agree jacko @57 mate. I’m an old radgie like you and I have a long memory. We need a decent performance against them for the sake of the club and the supporters.

  • 61 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Everton have been much better owned and managed than we have. I’m still waiting for that to change.

  • 62 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    jack b
    that is true but is this not what ashley has tried to do but the players have not come through the youth and this is the problem ,mike ashley has even said he wants it sorted i remember reading how our youngsters ie sami etc where not good enough who s fault is that
    ashley has put alot of things in place but he is appointing 3rd rate management really ,to be the best you get the best it really is that simple,bobby robson with this team would be flying high playing brilliant football
    am not a one to swing the axe but i would keep pardew and bring in a new backroom team ,steve stone etc for me are not great

  • 63 jackostoon // Oct 8, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Geordie Two,
    Lol, you’ve got it in a nutshel therel kidda, things could be very very worse, we could all be mackems, Reet, been a pleasure folks, keep smiling, pride of Britain’s calling, I can fast forward the breaks now, au revoir

  • 64 JackButler // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM


    The problem is we have a good first team squad but a second rate manager who was appointed by Ashley who simply took the cheapest option and it’s a problem that can be easily fixed if he wanted to.

    The youth system is a different matter as it is so difficult to get right and so far we have hardly seen any real quality come through it but there are high hopes for a handful of the young lads, but even if/when they do come through they will be handed over to Pardew and the cycle repeats itself

  • 65 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    fatman sorry to hear about you troublesome times and i agree to a certain extent but you cant say we fluked 5th ,you cant do that in the premiership ,football for me is a state of mind ,the truth is no one ever knows how its gonna pan out thats the good thing about it and its how you look at it ,try and see the bigger picture we cant do it over night ashley is not prepared to spend that sort a money

  • 66 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Now those are good points mikeashley @65.

  • 67 stuart no9 // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    ED— Love your headline ‘Ann Pardew’ haha love it.
    as for cisse- he deserves to be dropped. – he cant score for toffee, maybe if he askes the opposing keeper to stand to one side while he has a pop at goal, he may a chance, otherwise- bench.

  • 68 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    mikeashleyisamackem @62

    that’s spot on and we have it all to do we had a second rate youth set up a 3rd rate manager and director of football, and an owner that noes nothing about football, i would trust a few posters on this site to our manager. i recon we will go full circle back to the team that had Jonas starting in any place he will fit and Cheick Tiote giving the ball away.

  • 69 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM


    I admire anyone who can speak more than one language. I think your understanding of English words seems excellent. I just meant I couldn’t read a full post of yours as you never put in full stops, capitalisation or separate the paragraphs. I don’t know what your first language is, but most languages have similar structure.

    I’m not trying to insult anyone, just saying that I can’t read your posts.

  • 70 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Maybe your right about pardew but he is a nice guy it.s hard not to feel sorry for him his owner has hardly backed him or anyone for that matter .


  • 71 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM


    What club in the PL has had consistent results and form? Southampton have overperformed so far but every other club has had a blip or two, even Arsenal and Liverpool.

    Compared to where they thought they would be, Sunderland and Man Utd can’t be very happy but Man Utd are only 6 points from the top and Sunderland are only 6 points from 17th. Early days…

  • 72 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:11 PM


    I went to all the home games and often went home shaking my head with some of our wins, we all like to win games and sometimes feel relived at how we did it but the one cardinal sin is then to trust to luck and fail to strengthen.
    man u often play crap but win well we need to be able to do that I’m confident that we will get a better set up. once the one we have currently fails. i don’t want to go around loosing 5-6 then have a manager win one and start the hole process off again at some point we need to cut our losses. i don’t buy the one that Ashley will not employ a better manager. he’s got £265m to protect.

  • 73 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    my first language is Hindi, 2nd English, speak a bit of punjabi.

    thinking of learning a European language, spanish or German.

  • 74 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Tds Do not be rediculous, your intelligent enough to know there is no punctuation, so how come you can not work out what it says.
    Are you too good for spending that half second working it out .

  • 75 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM


    in south of england they do speak terrible english. have you not heard pardew. “We was”

  • 76 John Tudor // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    i do a bit urdu somali and yiddish

  • 77 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:18 PM


    yes your probably right but Ashley is a horrid man looking from the outside but hes Thought to be worth over £3b now, and bobby was a nice man but also a winner, some think I’m a nice man but only those that have not angered me. give me a horrid man if he can do a good job with my football club. Ashley’s only a horrid man because of what he’s done to my club because i only see the mistakes i expect the things he does well.

  • 78 John Tudor // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    oh i and nepalize

  • 79 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Urdu, only language written from right to left.

    you all learn something everyday.

    remember when i was young we had urdu newspaper delivered.

  • 80 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:21 PM


    I’m not being ridiculous. I would have to read your longer posts about 3 times to get the meaning right. You’re just being lazy.

  • 81 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    fatman, Newcastle do not have the god given right to be great every club in the land expects to do well ,its a game only a few clubs can win .

  • 82 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    does Hebrew not go right to left?

  • 83 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    get over it and dont read them

  • 84 John Tudor // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    oops missed off spermish

  • 85 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM


    not sure.

  • 86 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    if people keep on sending post after post after post so quickly without checking their spelling ore punctuation then it;’s really hard for other people to understand what they mean to say I mean don’t tyou think it’s easy to just try and put some pauses in there so people can understand you I think it the right thing to do rather than just being lazy and making other people try to work out what ou are saying I mean its not that hard to put a full stop in or a new paragraph is it as well as check that you haven’t put in any typos I understand that it’s not your first language but it would be better to post slower but type quickly quite a lot of disagreements are because people can’t communicate what they really mean and it leads to a misunderstand I think its very important for people to communicate ptoperly and imagine if newspapaers were written like this in fact one of the biggest issues with miek Ashley is communication and if he could communicate better with the fans then we might not be in this mess can you understand me easily

  • 87 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Although I have been accused of talking TRASH as well. may as well add that to the CV

  • 88 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    TDS I think Arsenal down to Southampton have been consistent mate. But I’m also talking about us last season when we were dire much of the time. Without Remy we would still be down in the bottom 6. That’s not good enough. Pardew doesn’t respond to problems quickly enough. He’s still playing Cisse and Santon who should be benched based on their play so far. Just a thought.

  • 89 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM


    last i heard was Ashley was losing interest in Rangers and he will not want to be a failure its not in his nature to fail, he lost a £1b and made £2b back so to fail long term would be too hard for him to fail. I was the same when i owned my own company i was totally focused and in my mind i was the best at everything i did weather i was or not. at any point you except second best you go backwards. for me he has too many hangers on when he realities Kinnears bull s*itted him he will get wise and dump him.

  • 90 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:31 PM


    I never see the point of saying “without so and so” because that’s a bit like saying that Man U wouldn’t have won the league last year without RvP. Who knows…they may have signed someone else and won it even more convincingly.

    Cisse needs confidence and I’m not totally sure what Santon needs…hmmm…actually I do, I think that he, Debuchy and the more defensive midfielders just need to get the gameplan right. I’m not entirely convinced that Pardew has the relevant experience or intelligence to get the most out of that kind of formation though.

  • 91 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    I have an interest in archeology and remember getting shown how to read Hebrew from right to left obviously languages change over time.

  • 92 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    tds hahahaha
    brilliant and your
    right its much harder to work it out it takes me like an extra second my
    brain mus
    t work quicker
    han yours

  • 93 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Interesting point of view TDS mate. I maintain that based on their play so far this season both Cisse and Santon should be dropped and we would be a better team for it.

  • 94 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM


    Liverpool lost to Southampton when they didn’t expect to, Chelsea’s form has been inconsistent and Arsenal started off getting stuffed by Villa (who we then beat).

    Football is like this mate…the beginning of the season is just jousting really, can’t judge the team and manager properly until December at least.

  • 95 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Good Night all.

    2′ o clock here in India

  • 96 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:39 PM


    The problem is, dropped for who? Sure we could play Remy and Goofy in those 3 but then we’ve got Ben Arfa (inconsistent and lazy), Jonas (just back from injury and hardly attacking), Shola (erm…) or Sammy (inexperienced).

    Same think goes for Dummett to replace Santon, he’s still inexperienced.

    Benching them isn’t always the right thing to do, sometimes they need to be persisted with. Even Shearer had long runs of not scoring but he came good eventually.

    A lot will depend on their attitude in training. If Cisse is banging them in in training then it’s just a matter of him having confidence on match day. He’s getting chances every single game so it’s baffling why he can’t just put them away. I think he’s actually trying too hard.

  • 97 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    December might be too late for us TDS mate. I would give Pardew until mid November at the latest so a new manager can assess the squad before the window opens.

  • 98 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM


    you need to take a chill pill and just let anything you don’t agree with go over your head i dont agree with what ToonDarnSarf says but hes an important part of the blog because loads of what he does say i agree with, but more than that he balances out what i post to the extent we don’t get a nut bag take thing to extreme. we heard claims that when things went bad for Ashley people made threats against his family. I could guarantee if it was done it would be the death of our club. no one would touch us with a barge pole. you have to keep your sense of perspective our next upturn could be next week. stay a positive realist its all just down to your lever confidence.

  • 99 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    You could be right TDS but Cisse hasn’t scored in his last 13 league games. We can’t afford him in the starting 11 any longer. He should be given some second half time and show he can score. I would play Remy and Gouffran up front with Ben Arfa in behind. Then a 3 man midfield of Anita, Cabaye, and Sissoko. A back 4 of Mbiwa, Saylor, Colo, and Dummett.

  • 100 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM


    Any manager worth his salt would be able to assess the squad pretty quickly. He can watch loads of tapes of our matches and a couple of training sessions should let him spot what needs to be changed. It’s a lot easier to spot the problems in the middle of the season but a lot harder to fix them too.

    Pardew isn’t doing badly you realise? We’re level on points with Man Utd so it’s no big deal. The next few matches will really tell the story…

  • 101 fatman // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    i have to go now lads have fun hope i have not driven anyone mad.

  • 102 beddersmag // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Jack butler @3

    Give your head a shake man your like a broken record. So its pardews fault cisse has no confidence now. Many managers would have dropped him well before now. Do you blame pardew for the recession and global warming too?

  • 103 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM


    Like I say, I wouldn’t mind if he played that team but I think a lot of the decision has to be based on what happens behind the scenes. Cisse might score 2 or 3 goals on international duty this week and come back full of confidence and banging them in in training so must start. On the other hand, Dummett is out of the Wales squad with an injury so might not even be fit to replace Santon….

    I really hope Cisse comes good. Just try counting the number of times in the last year that he’s hit the woodwork or a goal has been ruled out for offside. He had a really bad run of luck and it’s knocked his confidence. For a long time!

    Even Shearer had a really long streak without scoring.

  • 104 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Alan Shearer says to give Cisse a chance and he will gain confidence and start scoring again and people ignore him and blame Pardew. Tino Asprilla makes a comment about wanting Newcastle to do well and people jump up and down claiming that another legends hates Mike Ashley and he’s ruining our club.

    If club legends are not to be argued with, then I’d say Shearer’s words trump the rest and Cisse starts every game.

    Not a comment against you GeordieTwo. Not at all! Just a general observation about some of the posters on here who jump on anything negative…

  • 105 Munster Mag // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    TDS @86 , you’re giving me the giggles mate re the punctuation :)

  • 106 Munster Mag // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    TDS, its Ashleys fault that Cisse isnt scoring goals. Obviously. I mean, if we hadnt bought Cisse, we wouldnt be worried about his scoring drought , innit ? :)

  • 107 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    I am calm am only defending my corner.

  • 108 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Sorry am rubbish at it ,

  • 109 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Munster Mag

    It’s just a personal bugbear of mine mate! I read and type quickly but I just can’t read a post quickly when it’s full of typos or poor grammar! It kind of takes me out of the reading zone.

    I keep saying that certain people don’t read other people’s posts properly and then post comments based on a section of it. Then I find it impossible to read others’!

  • 110 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    ha ha

  • 111 mikeashleyisamackem // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    The grammar police is on be careful everyone .

  • 112 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Munster Mag

    Ashley is the owner so he is to blame for everything negative at the club. Any positive things are nothing to do with him.

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    I think that’s the case as well TDS. The next few games will tell the story. Predictions never work but I’m expecting about 4 points from the next 4 games. Enough to allow Pardew to keep his job? I’m not sure.

  • 114 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    I guess I lost my patience with the owner when he did nothing the summer before last and we finished 16th. I would have been happy with a couple of decent signings and a 10th place finish after the fifth place but not 16th. That is not progress of any kind and yet it was with the same manager. Then Ashley did nothing again this summer. I realize we spent about 19M pounds in January but we still have problem areas in the lineup and too many midfielders we’ll never use. Joe really did nothing after all the bollocks he spewed. Again not good enough. That’s the extent of my problem with our current owner and management.

  • 115 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:15 PM


    i think when you said judge the manager after 38 games is totally wrong, iv’e read ppl on here slating you for your comments but reality is imo anyway is that our beloved Newcastle has not improve one bit at all this season.

    iv’e watched every single game so far and i’m for 1 am not impressed, just like last season we play good in either the 1st or 2nd half but never a full 90 minutes.

    imo our game against QPR last season is the way we’ve been playing every game so far and it won’t change

  • 116 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM


    4 points from the next 4 games i wish i had your optimism mate

  • 117 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    and about new managers what about Rene Mulsteen ( spelling )???????

  • 118 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    That’s a hopeful 4 points Black and White mate. :) I feel we can beat the mackems and get a draw from 1 of the other 3. I hope I’m right and it’s not worse than that.

  • 119 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    our next games heading up towards January i can see only 2 results we might win or draw and that’s against Scumberland and Palace, the rest is a no go for me.

    imo AP needs to walk out now before it gets worse having AP as our stability manager was the worse choice, time for a change

  • 120 woolerbill // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    This young man is not scoring goals, because he no longer want to play for us. He want and needs to move on and he will next year.

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    I’ll say again Cisse’s shot has completely deserted him Ever since he put it over the bar from the penalty spot last season he has lost all confidence in his shot and it has been terrible.

  • 122 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    against teams like Stoke, Norwich, West Brom we should really win against i think will end in tears especially the form we are on now against a team like Hull & Cardiff which was a disaster, even though we got 3 points against Cardiff but the second half Cardiff were very lucky not to get a win

  • 123 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    guys honestly about Cisse imo he needs to be sold asap coming January, he maybe a superb finisher at times but he’s an poacher and that’s not what we need atm

  • 124 GeordieTwo // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Cisse has tried to pick up some garbage from around the goal mouth but where are the accurate shots from the top of the box? They have completely disappeared. I’m not sure he will come around. We’ve been waiting a very long time now.

  • 125 Ciaran // Oct 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM


    I was being sarcastic. You’re in no position to tell people what makes a true fan. Time to dismount that high horse me thinks.

  • 126 jimmysmith // Oct 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Ashley wants a lean self sufficient operation in a incredibly competitive market, then delegates the task to seemingly mediocre appointments. He needs to be more involved to progress the club, if he does indeed have the desire to do that.

  • 127 Sav // Oct 8, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Remy is getting goals playing on Cisse’s left so what’s the problem. As long as he’s working the central defenders, we’ll do ok. Eventually his scoring confidence will return.

  • 128 Brutooon // Oct 9, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    the reason is that we dont have any competition for him

    score or no score, he still play week in week out

    even if he didnt score in 100 games

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