What’s This About Newcastle’s Season Being Over?

We keep hearing the commentators on TV during the games talk about the season being over for certain clubs, and they keep saying that about Newcastle, and when Southampton won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, they said the same thing about the Saints.

alan pardew close up half smiling

Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager
30 points to play for – we need as many as possible

But there’s still 10 games to play, so we’re not sure what they keep saying that.

Newcastle have 30 points to play for, and maybe they are saying that because we cannot qualify for Europe, which is true,  given that one of the two clubs in the FA Cup Final will not take the third place in the Europa League, and the other two places are 5th and 6th in the league.

And with 43 points we will not be relegated.

Maybe that’s what they mean by that statement, but it’s not very positive – just as it’s not positive when England score and go ahead in a game – and they then talk about hanging on for the win.

Where’s the confidence in that statement?

Footballers these days get massive wages – often as much as CEOs of big companies like IBM – and believe me they have so much more responsibility than footballers.

So players can at least go out on the pitch and give everything they have for the team – whether or not their season is over, and commentators keep saying hey have nothing to play for.

When every place in the Premier League is now worth £2M, we think the powers that be at every single Premier League club think there is something to play for – down to the very last game.

Howay The Lads!!

2 comments so far

  • Sliema

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    From last thread.

    We spend £8.5million on a really promising player from Montpellier. He was awesome at Montpellier and a regular since the age of 19.

    He joins us to make a big step in his career. He is already turning 25 in May, he’s not a young player anymore, he’s at the level where the only chance he has of beginning a top-class defender is if he is given a regular starting spot at a Prem team.

    So we either play him, or we play a 32 year old CB who has repeatedly tried to leave the club and obviously doesn’t want to be here.

    On top of that, Pardew chooses to play STaylor?!
    I won’t even comment on that decision. We all know how we feel about that #pardewlogic

    It’s so short sited. Poor lad MYM. He should probably leave if this continues.

    He had a great few games up until that red card against Liverpool. You can’t lose faith in him for that alone.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2


    Bums on seats accounted for 27m last season m8, obviously the europa league bumped it up but in the minutes of the fans meeting it was stated that Newcastle could only compete with its rivals on the pitch by upping commercial income and attendance (which I personally feel was a threat to the fans saying if you don’t turn up we don’t buy quality players!) Yet commercial revenue is advertising is it not, So Ashley is clearly depriving us of a revenue stream by his tacky, mass hoardings taking up SJP! Their excuse for this is they would not get anywhere near the 129m for the space! Don’t they think we know this, but a couple of million a season would benefit us immensely would it not! Instead of benefitting that fat cnuts “other” businesses! This isn’t a statement to you m8 just the first bit was lol, the rest was just general observation to the blog as a whole


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