Newcastle Results To Improve After Spurs Game – Guaranteed


Newcastle have suffered two 3-0 defeats in their last two games, a 3-0 humiliation at home against Sunderland – even though the Black Cats are still in 4th bottom place in the league table and just one point above the relegation zone, and then yesterday at Stamford Bridge we lost 3-0 against top of the table Chelsea – who were also in very good form yesterday.

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Alan Pardew – injuries and suspensions weaken Newcastle side

And with Coloccini, Tiote, Debuchy and Cisse not available on Wednesday night against Spurs at home, and Loic Remy still having one game of his three match suspension to serve on Wednesday night, it could again be another tough game for Newcastle.

And since we went seven wins in nine league games, ending when we hammered 9 man Stoke 5-1 – we now have one win in seven, and we’ve failed to score in the other six league games – so to say the very least, things have not gone well since we hammered Stoke City for our best win of the season.

Alan Pardew has said the injuries are what’s making Newcastle non competitive in some of these games – and he could be right – even though that’s an excuse.

And for the second season running the back-up players seem to be struggling when they get their chance in the Newcastle first team – although yesterday it was good to see young Sammy Ameobi look the part on Newcastle’s left wing.

Hopefully, once we get past Tottenham and play in two weeks time at home to Aston Villa – the last 13 games should be a lot easier and with our best players back fit again – hopefully we can start to win some games.

Here’s the schedule after Spurs:

February

Sun 23	13:30	H	Aston Villa
March
Sat 01	15:00	A	Hull City				
Sun 09	16:00	H	Everton		
Sat 15	15:00	A	Fulham				
Sat 22	15:00	H	Crystal Palace			
Sat 29	15:00	A	Southampton
April
Sat 05	15:00	H	Man United				
Sat 12	15:00	A	Stoke City				
Sat 19	15:00	H	Swansea City			
Sat 26	15:00	A	Arsenal
May
Sat 03	15:00	H	Cardiff City			
Sun 11	15:00	A	Liverpool

The two toughest games are two of the last three – away to Arsenal and away to Liverpool and we don’t expect to get much out of those games.

But the other eleven games are all winnable – and we are hoping Newcastle can still have a good run-in to the season, as doubtful as that may look at the moment.

Yes – we put in the headline an improvement was guaranteed – but of course it isn’t – but we wanted to be a little bit positive – and maybe help lift the spirits of Newcastle fans – which must be down at the moment – if what we feel is any guide. 😀

Supporting Newcastle United was never easy of course – at the best of times.

But in the summer, Newcastle must have a big rethink about what the club wants to do – where do Newcastle want to be when we grow up?

It seems that a big clear-out and bringing in at least four top players in the summer must be an absolute minimum.

And Newcastle must get more ambitious if we are ever to build a top side again.

But there we go again – just like a broken record.

Howay The Lads!!

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307 comments so far

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    Catchy
    did you take into account that santon has been one our worse player of late, why take a chance and make it worse for the kid,
    oscar willian and hazard ran circles round anita and santon, and it should not have took a genius to figure that would happen,

    So you slag him off for not trying anything different and when he does you slag him off.I will repeat apart from the mistake for the 1st goal what else did he do wrong?.After seeing the match highlights a lot of bloggers opinions on Santon are that he started slow but got better.And Oscar,Willian and Hazard ran circles round Man City Monday,what does that prove?

    “The point was putting Gosling on didn’t shut up shop he never stopped going forward”
    What are you getting at?,he’s too defensive most of the time according to you,now he’s too attacking?,get a f@cking grip will you.

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  • mag

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Sack gormless and appoint a real manager.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Catchy
    This sums you up,it’s exactly what i have just been saying about you.
    “west ham was a shit game, we won 3-1 but that did not tell the story, maybe if i only looked at results and tables”
    F@cking disgraceful.

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  • mag

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Hire a football manager.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Sorry Ed but there’s no such thing as a guarantee at this level!

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  • manni

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Our reserve team just isn’t good enough,players like ferguson,newton,tavernier,Adam cambell,vuckic don’t make the grade. I would like to see Armstrong with a little cameo. Some of these players along with obertan,amalfitano,shola,guti need shipping out. And in summer recruit some TALENTED youngsters that can step up to the plate when we do have injuries.

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  • mag

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Send Pardew back home to London!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Do you guys think Pardew is safe as long as we maintain our PL status?

    …or is that not enough for him? Ashley doesn’t seem to speculate in either

    a) the money you get from the position you finish

    b) revenue

    *He only seems to be interested in the TV-money. Can it really be that simple? And can we keep on attracting players like this?

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  • Graeme

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed, the problem is, we are exactly where the owner wants us to be – away from relegation, but with no risk of being dragged into the Europa League or, God forbid, sneaking in via a cup win!!!

    He will rake in dramatically greater rewards from the League TV Payments and will be a contented fat cat.

    Unless HE changes his attitude, the club is going nowhere. Its a crying shame for the fans but that would also appear to be of zero interest to our Illustrious Owner!!! Next season – same old, same old.

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  • mag

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #10

    When Spurs come to town on wednesday, send Pardew back to London with them.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #11

    jesper

    donno i saw an excellent crime drama last night called salamander made in belgium if you please lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesperfuglsang – Captain Of The Lemon Crew
    5 mins ago
    Do you guys think Pardew is safe as long as we maintain our PL status?

    …or is that not enough for him? Ashley doesn’t seem to speculate in either

    a) the money you get from the position you finish

    b) revenue

    *He only seems to be interested in the TV-money. Can it really be that simple? And can we keep on attracting players like this?

    Jesper
    Good question
    Personally I don’t know, JFK laid out top half but are targets seem to chop and change every season, it was only a couple of seasons ago Llambias was saying we want to compete regularly in Europe!!!

    I don’t think that the PL places from 8th down really have a huge financial impact (except the bottom 3!)

    Found this table from last season
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2327063/Premier-League-prize-money-table-final-game-2013-season.html

    The pay out from difference from 9th to 16th was a little over £5million
    When you compare that to what we made in TV revenue we made more than any team outside the top 7

    So as long as we keep getting the big old TV cheques i don’t think he cares to much about the league position as long as were safe

    Sadly i really believe MA couldn’t care less what’s happening on the pitch as long as were in the league and the punters keep coming and the cameras keep rolling
    Which is why i can’t see him going after any young manager

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  • mag

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Are Redbull buying Newcastle United? strong rumours going about.

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Just flicked on the lazio-Roma derby match……the stadium is half empty. What has happened to Italian club football?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #15

    the newcastle bulls?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Mag
    Newcastle Red bulls?
    Can’t see it!
    Can you imagine the uproar when they try to change our kit to this with black and white stripes?

    http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/New-York-Red-Bulls-2012-MLS-Jersey.jpg

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #17

    The main arguments on the blog all seem to stem from the same thing who’s to blame.

    That’s a easy answer Ashley. Now the problem lies who do you want out, many will say both and generally the ones who say Ashley automatically believe a new owner would then ditch Pardew which may or may not be the case.

    It would take something spectacular to get Ashley out of the club and a dam sight easier to get Pardew out. But we’re still in a catch 22 situation.

    Most fans would be happy for Ashley to stay if hr did what he said he would and invested in the club. So how many would be happy for him to do that but keep Pardew in charge?

    The way to look at it is if we get a new owner there’s every chance he could be worse than Ashley but on the other hand you’d be hard pushed to find a manager worse than Pardew.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Clinath
    People realised it was slow paced and boring?
    Or corrupt as fcuk and now all the clubs are skint and the standard of football has plummeted?

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Having watched 5 mins…..I’d stop at home as well, jeez!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #20

    tads…am I right in believing if we keep dropping in the league season after season our TV-money will drop as well compared to teams that are doing better regularly?

    …even £5M could get you a player!

    …and revenue is suppose to be the biggest income group after the TV-money. And we are not doing very well in that department as far as I remember?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #21

    woolfs…you lost me there mate!

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Bandb from previous

    If SD are getting no benefit from our free advertising why is it all over SJP?
    If it’s of no benefit to SD surely Ashley would be better off letting the club have the revenue off other companies who’d advertise thre instead.
    And if it’s harming SD I guarantee you it would have been down quicker than sheaves name on the bar!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Rebecca
    But that’s the same argument for both
    Ashley could easily get a worse manager, the man appointed JFK……..twice!

    And he has shown absolutely no desire or indication he’s going to start financially backing the squad, so for me that’s just as hypothetical as a new owner

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    clinath…is Antonio Candreva playing?

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Shearer name

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Tads
    That’s kinda why I posted it
    There’s no right or wrong and calling each other names and trying to get the upper hand is pointless.
    Instead of arguing we should be trying to come up with ways to force them out!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Jesper
    Not sure on that, we still have a massive fan base compared to say hull WBA palace etc so as long as the demand to see the match is still there the TV will still show the games

    As for the revenue the reason that’s so low is because Ashley is whoring all our advertising out to his own companies and not paying for it!
    Our club shop website is no longer run by the club but surprise surprise Sports Direct and I’d imagine the club shop is too (that bits speculation mind!)

    And yeah £5 mil could buy a player but bear in mind only a free transfer as that £5 mil would have to pay the players salary and fees!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #28

    jesper

    salamander bbc4 9pm haha

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  • toon kk

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #29

    We are playing like a mediocre championship team when key players are missing. Poor really, we’re in for a bad run.
    but at least Mash has another twenty mil stashed away that’s the main thing! !!!!!

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  • NEoffers.co.uk

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Personal Valentines Gift – Only £28.00 (usually £53)

    http://neoffers.co.uk/products/valentines-gift

    Must purchase within 24 hours to guarantee Valentines Day.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Rebecca
    Think that’s what a lot involved with T4C
    is trying to do by organising a sit in protest after a televised game

    Something needs to change though

    Even getting rid of Pardew isn’t just a case of him out (insert current popular managers name) in, I think the whole coaching set up needs to change
    Carver, Stone not good enough imo

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Rebecca…don’t know mate, fell asleep almost straight away. Was he Italian by any chance….!?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #33

    kk

    play like a championship team run like a conference northern team

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Sorry Jesper, that should have been to you, miss read it.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Tads
    I def agree with the coaching, it’s kinda the same with academy why spend that money and put average coaches in charge.
    In the summer Ashley was supposed to be getting new coaching staff etc in but stopped it and got Fay in.

    I’ve suggested Carrs name a couple of times as DOF and getting someone like Carr in is the only way forward for club and Ashley together. Maybe not Carr but someone linked to the club and area who can bridge the gap between fans and club.

    At times I look and think he’s selling up but I just can’t see it, more than anything I’d just like to know we had a plan or some sort of goals the clubs heading instead do lurching from one crisis to another.

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  • BandB

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Rebbeca,

    If you go back to my original post, I referred to “rotten publicity.”
    Meaning public relations. Which is not the same thing as advertising.
    I had no intention to start a debate about advertizing.
    It was Bollance who first used the word in his response, following by others, leading me to defend an argument I hadn’t originally made.
    All I said about the advertizing was that I don’t think it will be the deciding factor in what Ashley does with the club.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Rebbecca
    “The way to look at it is if we get a new owner there’s every chance he could be worse than Ashley but on the other hand you’d be hard pushed to find a manager worse than Pardew.”

    The guy get’s us to 5th and Europe when nobody expected us to,with the extra games in Europe you would think Jabba would spend some money,we signed 1 Dutchman if you want to see what happens to a team in Europe when your squad is not prepared for it look at Swansea this season,impressed last season relegation fight this season and they signed more than 1 player this summer,so he gets 1 player added to his squad and we struggle,we also had a nightmare with injuries and when we get injuries to our thin squad we are going to struggle just avoiding relegation.Fast forward to this summer he gets 1 player on loan again,no Europe,we had a terrible start to the season but who is it that picks the team up from that and gets us into a decent position in the league?,the manager.Then the transfer window comes his best player gets sold with no replacement and we all expect him to dominate teams every week.The new owners might keep Pardew but with what i have just said he has done enough for me to think he could do well if he was backed with ambition and money.

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  • BandB

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Rebbecca,

    The words “Sports Direct” appear in virtually every report about the PR shambles that is Newcastle United. Unhappy fans, horse-punching, alleged player punching, just about every aspect of the Kinnear fiasco.
    My point was, and it was a minor point within the context of the original post, that there IS such a thing as bad publicity.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Mr mojo
    Pardews 5th was a fluke even he admitted it!

    I didn’t expect us to finish 5th following year I expected them to struggle, like they did.
    Why? Because season we finished 5th we defended for 85% of just about every game we played then scored a wonder goal to win the game. ?e had no style of play then and still have no style of play.

    Ok he finished 5th also worst ever loosing streak in top flight longest win less streak ever in top flight lowest points tally ever in prem. lost 3 in a row against the scum etc etc. etc

    He has 2nd worst win rate in prem except Guilit who walked..

    You shouldn’t shout about Pardews accolades when his failures are ten times as bad!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Rebecca
    I just don’t think Ashley would know how to go about getting new coaches or what to look for

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/8971034/alan-pardew-says-newcastle-owner-mike-ashley-sometimes-doesnt-understand-how-football-works

    This interview still scares the sh* t out of me
    How can we have no proper MD or DOF and have only this idiot making all the calls on the football side of the business

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