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Newcastle Slipping – Now 9th In Premier League

11:41 pm, Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

Chelsea looked world-beaters against Newcastle United last Saturday, but they looked fairly ordinary tonight at West Brom, and the home side  equalized with three minutes to go through Victor Anichebe, to gain a valuable point in a 1-1 draw, and put a bit of a dent in Chelsea’s title challenge.

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Alan Pardew - Newcastle manager

And Southampton beat Hull City 1-0 and go two points above Newcastle in the league, so we are now in 9th place, and when you take only 4 points from the last 21 played for,  you hardly expect to retain your league position.

West Ham won 2-0 at home to Norwich City, with two goals in the last six minutes, and amazingly are now in 10th place, just below Newcastle, even though they are still only 4 points above the drop zone, but 9 points behind Newcastle.

And that was the Hammers third win in  a row, and since they were beaten by Newcastle 3-1 at Upton Park,  they have taken 10 points from their last four games, and gained 9 points on us in those games.

And with West Brom’s point against Chelsea, they move above Sunderland, who slip to 3rd bottom place.

Newcastle need to start picking up some points soon, and we must try to get something out of the home game tomorrow night against Tottenham.

We have to stop what has been a very poor spell since we hammered a nine man Stoke  side 5-1, and in those seven games we’ve failed to score in six of them and picked up only 4 points. :(

As we said before – we need to start changing things tomorrow night.

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belfast // Feb 11, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Was always going to happen at some stage.

    Ciaran you’re welcome.
    Richard O’Brien was a legend.

    Goodnight !

  • 2 Schwefelberg // Feb 11, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    The silver cavity is Sunderland back into relegation numbers!!

  • 3 mattnufc // Feb 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    I think we will stay 9th for the rest of the season!

  • 4 Ciaran // Feb 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Night Belfast, he’s a very talented man so I’ll take it as a compliment!

  • 5 Sazzer // Feb 12, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Damien Comolli = Alan Pardew

  • 6 nufcsg // Feb 12, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    9th is about right. That’s where I see us at the end of season. We are not better than the teams above us…

  • 7 t00ntime // Feb 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    when we have our team back we will go back to 8th and thats where will finish imo. Tottenham will be hard but when we play villa most of our team will be back and I expect us to get back on track.

  • 8 Sazzer // Feb 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Krul
    Santon Willo S.Taylor Haidara
    Anita
    Benny Sissoko Sammy
    Gouffran
    De Jong

  • 9 ErnestHemingway // Feb 12, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Gouffrans knacked

  • 10 ErnestHemingway // Feb 12, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    As am I.

    Absinthe, marijuana and opiates maketh a messy man.

  • 11 theartfuldodger // Feb 12, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    Chelsea are so great
    Chelsea are magnificent
    Chelsea have hazard

    Yet west-brom managed a 1-1 and westham a 0-0 !! And we lost 3-0..

    Mulumbu Brunt Berahino Anichbe..All decent players like our anita sammy dejong(?) sissoko..
    Same as Diame carroll nolan noble..

    Until we have collo remy tiote back were as good or as bad westbrom fulham westham villa norwich etc…

  • 12 Marty-Toon // Feb 12, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    It could be risky playing De Jong from the start seeing he hasn’t played much before he came here.
    We don’t want him injured.
    Problem is we don’t have anyone else,
    Can’t put Sammy there-too light for their defenders although could work.
    Ben Arfa could try there but again don’t think it’d work as he’s not really a player to hold up the ball.
    Arma could also but bit tough putting him in from the start against Spuds.

  • 13 catchy in norway // Feb 12, 2014 at 5:33 AM

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    You know the nearer your destination
    The more you’re slip slidin’ away

  • 14 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    This is what happens when you do not build on what you have each window and also sell your top players at the same time.

    I’v said from the start, if any sort of injury crisis hits and we are without three four five of our first eleven we will slip. That’s exactly what is happening right now.

    Our bench is greatly weakened in these circumstances also.

    The quality is just not there to bring in to the first eleven. There is a huge gap in quality.

    All the good work and effort in the first half of the season has gone to waste now. The players must be thinking why even bother? Where are we going here?

    Cheers Mike.

  • 15 catchy in norway // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Toon-Prodigy

    there is no injury crisis

    tiote yes

    cisse not playing

    goofy, I think we have got more from Sammy

    colo, is he any better than MYM or saylor, most say no

    cabaye did not want to be here, and if we bought a new player, would he fit in straight away ?

    remy, his fault,

    there is no injury crisis only a man who does not trust his squad

  • 16 geordieboy83 // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Catchy

    Haway man, I know you love to hate the bloke but pards can’t be blamed for the players missing and to say collo is no better than Taylor is just plain daft. Cisse is injured by the way.

    Trust in the squad? When this forum saw Sammy was playing 70% of users nearly blew a gasket. And say if he gives arma a run tonight, and it goes wrong then Pardew will be a plumb and ruined him lol it’s why I love the toon there is always a counter argument to everything we do

  • 17 lesh // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    No surprise and we’ll slip further.

    Now, Cabaye went for £20m and Ashley wouldn’t offer enough for Grenier and Cqbella. Ww were 8th (?) when he went. Let’s say £1.5m prize money per place, we’ll drop another three at least.

    Pity really, what we’ll have lost in prize money could’ve just been enough to pay the extra to get one of Grenier or Cabella ‘over the line’

    Fraid it’s the old Ashley story – what price economy!

  • 18 Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Howay lads,

    Catchy,
    Goofy not offered as much as Sammi? Behave yourself. He is the only regular goalscorer in the squad other than Remy!

    Colo the same or worse than Saylor?

    I agree, we still have decent options if they are set up right but there is a definite lack of cutting edge in the side without Goofy and Remy which makes it tough for any manager.

    Lesh,
    Drop another 3 places? I doubt it, the we are still a fair way aead of Villa and 11th down. If we beat them after the Spurs match then I can’t see them catching us. Once Remy, Tiote and Gofy are back I have no real worries about us cementing 7th/8th/9th.Those three spots will be fought out by us Man U and the Saints. For what it is worth I reckon Saints will get 7th, Man U 8th and us 9th.

  • 19 check the toastie // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Pardew has beaten me, I am not going to the match tonight as the man has killed any atmosphere that did exist with his negative stifling tactics.

    I have given up until he has gone, cant continue to pour money into a club that’s ran and managed by a politician who is more intent on saving his own skin through spin and lies than concentrating on giving Newcastle Utd some identity on the pitch.

    At least under Hughton you knew what we were all about, under Pardew I have no idea what team will one be picked, two be setup, and three actually play.

    Pardew is totally inept and should be replaced, Ashley should go and poach Pochettino if he had any ambition for the club whatsoever, unfortunately he doesn’t, and until he shows some ambition I will be trying my best to boycott games.

    The bizarre thing is ticket sales don’t look too bad for tonight, another 48k attendance, unbelievable really, just goes to show how attached fans are to this City/Club.

  • 20 Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    GeordieBoy,
    While I’d like to see Arma get game time, I’d prefer it elsewhere on loan. If we are going to give a kid a shot up top I’d prefer Campbell back and given a run. Especially playing off De Jong.

    I did find it amusing that Pardew said that the squad had strengthened by Arma turning 17. I’m not sure how that makes him better than 2/3 weeks ago….

  • 21 check the toastie // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Just bought a ticket for the game, Boycott didn’t last long, just love the Club……Doh….

  • 22 Transfer Sage // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    lilo

    i thought that, was an odd comment to make.

    I’d like to see young Arma get a game, what have we got to lose? we aren’t going to get much lower and will he really offer less to the team than shola on current form?

  • 23 cyprus // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Check you traitor! I envy you ;)

    Are we looking up? To see who will screw up worse, Manu or us? Or are we looking down at the peloton? Will they catch us? West Ham? Come on, surely not!! Southampton has maybe seen the last of us at last?
    This is Newcastle (read like ‘this is Sparta’!) Unpredictable… who knows, we could beat spurs tonight, with no real CF.
    PS. LDJ needs games or isn’t ‘ready’ :(

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Check…you are like two different persons!




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