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Newcastle’s Terrible Form Since Boxing Day

6:28 pm, Saturday, March 29th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 109 Comments

Newcastle have played 14 league games since we hammered a nine man Stoke City side 5-1 on Boxing Day, and ended a great streak of seven wins in nine league games, but we have taken only 13 points from those subsequent 14 games, and that basically is not good.

alan pardew tottenham 4-0

Alan Pardew – has six games left to get some decent results

The stats are that we have won three of the 14 games – against West Ham, Aston Villa, Hull City and Crystal Palace – and we drew at Norwich and we have lost the other nine.

And in ten of those games we have failed to score, and we have scored only 9 goals but conceded 24 – so the record is simply terrible.

And over a full  38 game season that would give us 35 points and a goal difference of -40.

And we’d be close to relegation – so we have to hope that Alan Pardew reads the riot act to the Newcastle players – many of whom will be leaving Newcastle in the summer, and try to get as many points out of the final  six games as possible.

Here are those six games remaining.

Sat 05	15:00	H	Manchester United				
Sat 12	15:00	A	Stoke City				
Sat 19	15:00	H	Swansea City				
Mon 28	20:00	A	Arsenal				
Sat 03	15:00	H	Cardiff City				
Sun 11	15:00	A	Liverpool

Comments welcome.

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Note: Sean Borland is a student in Newcastle and will not be at either the Man United (5 April) or Swansea (19 April) games – and he has tickets – £30 for the ManU game and £20 for the Swansea game – you can contact him at or sean4eva09 on twitter.

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109 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Pardew needs to go ASAP .

    If I here we need to “Fretten” the goal one more time I will punch the bloke in hi smarmy face .

    The guy likes to think he plays on the front foot ? . Biggest load o shite I have heard in a long time, the guy is a charlatan & a bum . He wouldn’t know attacking football If he watched the Liverpool 13/14 DVD on repeat the fcuking Muppet .


  • 2 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    it shows how crucial cabaye remy and debuchy have been to our squad.

    we won 4-1 at hull and the team that day had remy and debuchy in but since that day we have been without them.

  • 3 cyprus // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    You have it wrong man. It’s Pardew himself who should look in the mirror… Anyway, too late. He must go – by Sunday.

  • 4 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Oh and its now 75 games since we have won after going a goal down before half time .

    Another brilliant record Pardew holds. It has gotten to the stage he has broken so many bad records at NUFC that I can’t remember half of them .

    They should be carved into his tombstone .

  • 5 Ancientcoptic // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    3 wins in 14!

    The win against Hull was a goal on 90 minutes.

    The win against Palace – against a last minute winner… so we are VERY lucky not be on 1 win 14.

  • 6 toon kk // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Well people keep turning up in their thousands to watch us play shouldn’t complain, they’re obviously happy enough. MA is.

  • 7 BuckLuck // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Any sensible person would sack Pardew a long time ago. Defending Pardew is like saying you don’t watch much football other than Newcastles defensive and destructive setup. There is absolutely no future with Pardew at the helm.

    It’s a lot cheaper to change a manager than to change 5 players. It is also easier. Fact.

  • 8 Patoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Am i the only 1 who sees how sh1te Ban Arfa is, he constantly gives the ball away and never tries 2 win it back, Cisse’s confidence is actually on the up but nothing created for him, Pardew is a terrible manager and needs 2 go asap

  • 9 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    And don’t even get me started on the moron’s substitutions .

  • 10 ramboreilly // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Ashley must take a lot of the blame,but you cant discount pardews record,some of our defeats under him have been unforgiveable.

  • 11 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    the longer that the manager is blamed for all the problems the longer ashley will be here.
    The longer ashley is here the longer it will be that managers with world class in their name refuse to come.
    The longer ashley is here the longer we see average players.
    As long as ashley is here great attacking players will not be bought.

    the great goalscoring forwards creative midfielders and attacking midfielders all cost 20 million+ not 5-10 million.

  • 12 Thump // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Stoke and Cardiff are the only games I can see us getting anything from and that’s only if the footballing God’s are smiling on us.

  • 13 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:48 PM


    Just got back from the match and thought I’d share my opinion. For those who don’t know me, I’ve been present on the blog for a number of years (hardly post anymore), live near Southampton and came home from uni this weekend to attend the match.

    First of all, let me start by saying what a gutless performance from the team today. The majority of the team looked lethargic and looked like they didn’t want to be there. I don’t expect a world class performance every week but I do expect a certain level of commitment and fight from the players.

    Elliot: One of the few players to actually play with any passion today. The result could quite easily have been 7 or 8 if he hadn’t pulled out a number of quality saves. Our MotM for me (not that there are many players too choose from).

    Yanga-Mbiwa: When will Pardew learn that he is not a right back. Really struggled today, offering little defensively and offensively. Rightly brought off at halftime.

    Williamson: Bog standard performance from him. Made a couple of decent interceptions/tackles but he’s just not top half quality.

    Coloccini: An absolute liability for us today. Constantly out of position; Rarely in line with the rest of the defense, playing Lambert onside to set up the first goal I believe. Didn’t have the pace to cover for his mistakes either. He looks like he doesn’t want to be here anymore, evident to me when he and Tiote had a little spat early in the first half.

    Haidara: I am at a loss as to why we don’t play him more often. He’s our best choice at left back right now and was the stand out player in our defence. Actually offered us an attacking threat down the left hand side today.

    Tiote: Didn’t play great but I’ve seen him have worse games.

    Sissoko: He’s a very dynamic player, making threatening runs whenever he got the ball and we’ve seen him split defences with his passing before. Of course, all that goes out the window when there’s no one for him to pass to. Never the less, he did ok.

    Anita: I honestly think he’s one of the best midfielders we have. I didn’t see him misplace a pass today and he was instrumental in the few moments we managed to get forwards.

    Gouffran: Disappointing performance from the lad. He’s played poorly over the last couple months and I think he should be dropped for Sammy Ameobi once he returns from injury. Looked very lazy today, always walking/jogging.

    Ben Arfa: Did he even play today? Completely anonymous. If he wants to be in the starting 11 then he needs to prove it. Very, very disappointed in the frenchman.

    Cisse: The less said the better. I’m ashamed that he’s our number nine. Rarely in a attacking good position, meaning the build up play passed him by. Sissoko actually had more chances than him today. The few times Cisse was involved, his touch was awful and he looked as if he’d never played football in his life. Atrocious performance and we need shot of him.

    De Jong: Poor. Gave him the benefit of the doubt in the first few games but now its painstakingly obvious why Borussia are so desperate to move him on. Another Dutch striking flop.

    Dummet: I don’t rate him. Only had a cameo today but he’s been caught out defensively in previous games and his set pieces are very poor. Seems to be riding off that goal he scored a few weeks ago.

    Santon: Same old Santon. Offers little going forward and often is exposed defensively. Didn’t impress me at all.

    So there’s my thoughts on the players today. Southampton were absolutely brilliant today, all credit to them, but we looked like an amateur team and that is no where near good enough. This summer is so important for us. If Ashley screws it up, which I believe he will, I think we could very well be in another relegation battle next season. We’ve been carried by Remy, and Cabaye prior to his departure, all season and look lost without both of them.

  • 14 SouthCoastToonFan // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    I don’t tend to watch a lot of football anymore but can anyone tell me if Ashley or Pardew get any s**t at games from the fans? I see a lot of passion on the blog about wanting both gone but does this come across on game day?

  • 15 Thump // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I think you’re being a bit harsh on Cisse, ochytoon. The reason he started moving out of position was to get on the ball. De Jong gave him some more options but even then there was precious little he could do when the final balls (or even the midfield play) was as atrocious as it was.

  • 16 ramboreilly // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I don’t blame pardew for everything,but hes had 3 and a half years,we were 11th when he came in ,now we are 9th.His track record with us and before us ,is mediocre.He will never get better and his sending off has done him no favours,most people in football probably dislike the man.
    I don’t know what Ashley was expecting when he took him on,mediocrity I guess,well hes got it.

  • 17 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Stop moaning you lot, you are giving my arse an headache

  • 18 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    the statment sky sports made earlier stating we have never come from behind in 75 games was wrong

    stoke went ahead 1-0 but we went on to win that 5-1

  • 19 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    sky mentioned trailing at half time.

    if im not wrong at stoke we were 2-1 ahead before halftime or 1-1.

  • 20 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    I personally believe that Pardew’s time is up at Newcastle now. He’s had the great season where he got us fifth, but then last years shambles can’t be forgotten. Don’t blame any fans who wanted to give him this season to prove himself as a dismissal in the summer would have been slightly unfair. We’ve been disgraceful this season and I can’t forgive losing to the scum three times in a row. He has a decent squad to work with yet him and Carver are both so tactically inept it’s laughable.

    Carver’s a relic of the past and there’s a reason why he hasn’t been at any other significant club after us.

    Pardew is a prat, plain and simple. Excuse after excuse when we lose, but he’s the first one to take credit when we win. He’s a more suave version of Kinnear, in that he likes to attribute things to himself that he hasn’t actually done i.e. take the article today/yesterday where he talks about how he sets up his teams to attack and play pretty football, as well as his statement earlier in the season about how he brought Lallana through. Both lies. Nothing more than an Ashley yes man and PR piece. Talks up the transfer plans to sell season tickets and then spits his usual spiel about how we can’t compete with the finances of City and Chelsea, despite the fact none of us have asked too. The man needs to go and we need a fresh outlook.

  • 21 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 29, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    anyhow with a defence like that, very soon Elliot will be world class with Barca and AC chasing him. Catching practice every single game. Just like how Krul Harper Given turned out. pure class.

  • 22 daztoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    toonking lol can`t even get the sky sports statement right

  • 23 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Perhaps I am being too harsh but Cisse’s given me little reason to have any faith in him. The balls from midfield were dreadful, with the exception of the ball across the goalmouth from Sissoko, but he’s rarely in a good position to receive the ball anyway.

    I personally feel that he’s a poor mans Giroud. Both aren’t particularly good players and often wind up as passengers, difference is that Giroud will occasionally score a tap in, something that Cisse very, very rarely does.

  • 24 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    well maybe i missed that bit but really with a whole team having just 1 goal scorer each season and no decent wingers since duff their is never going to be easy coming back at half time.

  • 25 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Last season, and the season before that, the blog would have had hundreds of comments by now. The fact that only a handful of people comment is testament to the apathetic feeling we have towards the club at the moment. Ashley and Pardew really have torn the very soul out of Newcastle

  • 26 ramboreilly // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Some forgettable results under Pardew.
    man city away twice 4-0.
    makems 2-1 0-3 0-3
    Swansea 3-0
    spurs 5-0 4-0
    arsenal 7-3
    Liverpool 3-0,0-6
    Fulham 5-2, 2-1 up at half time
    wigan 4-0
    Stevenage 3-1
    stoke 4-0
    southampon 4-0
    Chelsea 3-0
    man u 0-3
    everton 3-0

  • 27 Online Guy // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Has Pardew been sacked yet ? its after 7 now ..C’mon Asshley

  • 28 toon kk // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    It just boils down to we just keep getting beat by better teams and teams that want to win.

  • 29 Rotonda heights // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM


    Always with the excuses.

    How do you explain the total lack of effort and a more disinterested and demotivated bunch of players you could never find. All teams get injuries, Soto had 4 out.

    This isn’t down to just who is and who isn’t available. it’s just a total misuse of players.

    We have De Jong who should be playing his heart out for a new contract but who in his own words says ” we’re boring” That’s from the horses mouth.

    Colo the captain wants out as did Ba our top scorer who also complained about Pardew’s tactics.

    A modern, progressive, attacking technical coach would completely transform these players.

  • 30 theartfuldodger // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    We know we need a big summer in terms of incomings already.
    What if Debuchy or Santon or Gouffran do a cabaye and throw tantrums to leave.

    Worrying summer..

  • 31 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Pardew playing 3 left backs at the same time by choice and not because of injuries .

    Paving the way for tactical geniuses worldwide .

  • 32 Rotonda heights // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM


    pardew’s tactics where we create so few chances for cisse or whoever make it virtually impossible to come back after going a goal down

  • 33 BuckLuck // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM


    I’ve noticed that too, and it’s not just the blog where it’s fading. SJP is not what it used to be.

  • 34 Toon Tang // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    bpc 31 hahahah

  • 35 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    some memorible results under pardew
    united 1-1 newcastle
    united 0-1 newcastle
    newcastle 4-4 arsenal
    chelsea 0-2 newcastle
    newcastle 3-0 united
    newcastle 2-0 liverpool
    newcastle 3-0 stoke
    newcastle4-2 southampton
    newcastle 3-2 chelsea
    newcastle 3-0 wigan
    newcastle 5-1 stoke
    hull 1-4 newcastle
    palace0-3 newcastle
    west ham 1-3 newcastle

  • 36 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    March 29, 2014

    How about

    Beating Chelsea home
    Beating spurs away
    beating man utd away
    Double over villa
    Beating Cardiff away
    Drawing with Liverpool with 10 men

    Yeah pardew has done crap this season but give him credit with those results above it’s not his fault Ashley didn’t get a few players in, and it’s not his fault cabaye left either, he can only play what he’s got.

    Jesus some fans on here, I tell you what you be kissing his ass if we do the double over man utd next week, when’s the last time we have done that

  • 37 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Spot on mate. Everything is just so flat, and the worse thing is all we do is just sit here and take it.

  • 38 Bambams // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Who would come and manage us if Pards got sacked.
    Brucie…not sure if he would
    Beardsley. …is he ready/want it
    Steve Clarke….
    Zola…. I would love to see him here

    The four I have suggested here would easily be able to get more out of our players by playing FOOTBALL. Not what pards coaches.

    I am sure there would be other managers but other than Brucie the other three are not tied to contracts. Cant see Ash buying out any managers contract ££££

  • 39 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM


    It is a shame you don’t post so often these days. A big unburdening there, I sense. But a good read among so much shallowness.
    It was a shocking show. The gap in confidence, ideas and application was there for all to see.
    Only the most ingrained of bunker mentalities would demand we see the positives in that.
    “We are eighth. we can’t complain” has been the new mantra. But it is beginning to look less like a springboard than a trapdoor waiting to open.
    The end of the season will begin to reflect our true position. Not flatteringly alongside Southampton and Man Utd, but in truth the best of the fair to middling clubs…the Stokes and the Swanseas.
    For now.

  • 40 beermonkey // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    you can all dream but this time next year pards will still be manager

  • 41 roy // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    where is all pardews boys

  • 42 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM


    debuchy out simpson sold tavernier loan perch sold and raylor injuryed. So we have NO RB

    HBA a CAM obatan RUBBISH, gouffran a FORWARD marvo a CAM and sissoko a CM. SO WE HAVE NO WINGERS ANYWAY

    It’s absolutely certain that we have to play players OOP

    cabaye left because he wanted CL
    Remy is onloan from QPR who are RELEGATED.
    BA is happy to sit on the bench at chelsea not what i call a player who was great.

    Why didn’t teams come in for the rest of these players?
    teams know we sell players easy FACT.
    decent players would therefore be sold FACT.

  • 43 jimiley // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Supporters should get behind the team and the owner. They have the club’s best interests at heart. We cannot compete with the top 6 who have too much money. We have had a great season and people still expect us to win the league. That will never happen. Just be pleased watching us in the premiership and we are run astutely and our future is secure. Are you lot not happy with that?

  • 44 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    I might start posting again but uni keeps me very busy. That and a lot of the great personalities on the blog have disappeared and seemingly been replaced by trolls and kids. It’s a shame but there are a few good eggs left. I do read the blog everyday and TransferSage, Thump, JB, and yourself are usually the posters I keep an eye out for.
    It’s just very depressing to talk about Newcastle nowadays. We don’t ever go for it in the cups, transfer windows are dull and predictable, matches (even when we win) are dull e.g. the Palace game last week.

  • 45 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:27 PM


    Don’t worry. We have a golden generation coming through. (though their league position might suggest otherwise.)

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Well said jimiley and beermonkey

    The only ones on here tonight talking sense

  • 47 BuckLuck // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM


    Agree. We should be doing a lot more than we do. I live in Norway so it’s not much I can do but I cancelled my traditional 4 trips with my sons this season because of Pardew/Ashley. That’s my small statement although it doesn’t do much in the big picture.

    For the first time in 10 years I didn’t even fight my woman to watch a Newcastle match. I knew we didn’t have a chance. To get her grumpy and to watch Southampton dominate us wasn’t really tempting. That’s just sad, and I truly feel some of the soul is gone… We will get it back though. We’re Newcastle United!! but it won’t be under Ashley and Pardew.

  • 48 BuckLuck // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:31 PM


    The three stooges. If you guys think Ashley and Pardew is the answer we can overlook your posts in the future without being afraid of missing anything logical :)

  • 49 Thump // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    I do read the blog everyday and TransferSage, Thump, JB, and yourself are usually the posters I keep an eye out for.

    Oh ochy, you soft shite, you <3

  • 50 dufuss // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    just fo now the lot of yer

  • 51 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM


    Everything time. Better times will come.
    As for the blog. What is happening now is what happens in chaotic times. “The centre cannot hold” (she says, gamely quoting WB Yeats).
    Your posts were worth logging in for.
    Logging off.

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Another f**king woeful display, I was told when i put my view across on the Everton game that woeful was harsh but can’t see how we’ve been absolute sh1te for weeks now

    The only player on the pitch today who looked like he wanted to be there, pulled out save after save after save as time and time again his protection simply crumbled, would of been a cricket score if he played like the rest of the lads

    Have said this since Fulham, this bloke is not a bloody RB!
    He’s an absolute liability playing there, gets turned inside out and upside down
    Awful game from a player who looks to be heavily regretting signing here to be used as a utility player

    Willo was Willo, solid at times but had no support from neither Yanga nor Colo

    If we’re looking to this bloke for leadership and example it’s no wonder were sh1t
    Had rings run around him all game and chased the ball round like he was on a playground
    Where’s his ability to read the game gone?

    No wonder this lad hasn’t had a look in, bloody useless, fluffed his lines time and time again and would struggle to deliver a pizza let alone a decent cross

    Did what he does, tried to break up play etc but without Cabaye he has no one to knock the ball to so try’s to hard and just isn’t good enough with the ball at his feet to try and make runs

    So frustrating, makes some amazing runs, does some amazing passes but has the touch of a rapist
    No close control whatsoever, just ran around lost today

    Done okay tbf was left fairly isolated on many occasions

    Looked either shagg3d or disinterested either way he offered nout today and should of been taken off

    Ben Arfa
    F**king useless fully deserved to be dragged off at half time
    World class? Na not even close, got a lesson from a 20 yr old FB in his breakthrough season, please stop comparing him to Messi unless Messi has a overweight brother who’s a bog standard footballer

    Many thought the flood gates would open for him, he looks a big sharper but nothing like a NUFC number 9

    Hardly changed the game, just as poor at RB as he is at LB

    De Jong
    No way should we pay more than £9.50 let alone £9.5 million

    Strange sub, didn’t really have time to do much, but what impact does bringing in an extra defender whilst getting routed really do?

    All in all a woeful performance by some players who should be ashamed today
    Overseen by a inept management team with no game plan

    And please please please stop saying this is the best squad since SBR because that’s a plain fcuking insult to the players we have had here who would graft and fight
    This lot are a bunch of lads who at some stage had potential but look no where near fulfilling it

    Fcuking glad I have my tickets up today!

  • 53 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM


    it can be hard work as it seems to just go in one eye and out the other.

    some of our performances have been dismal but we have also had some great ones too and as you say only teams who are fighting for the title should be winning week in week out but even they can pull a shocker ie chelsea vs villa and chelsea vs palace.

  • 54 oldbobaycliffe // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    i have always thought that over the years gordon lee was the worst manager we have ever had followed to be honest by most of the rest aoart from robson and keegan but pardew is the worst by far how long since we scored from a corner basic football im sorry for the supporters of pardew but be honest surely we can do better

  • 55 jimiley // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Pards must be doing something right. 50 thousand turn up every week to be bored so they cannot be wrong. Unless they are muppets?

  • 56 manxpie // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    tads he’s 18!!!
    which makes it even worse lol

  • 57 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    49dufuss // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    just fo now the lot of yer

    What’s the matter with you grumpy

  • 58 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Every little helps, and your changing mentality hopefully means that others will too. I don’t really watch too many games anymore as it’s a waste of 90 minutes I could spend doing something else. We will definitely regain the soul of the club one day, but I don’t think it’s going to be in the near future. I reckon we have around five more years of Ashley, but if that includes a relegation I fear we won’t bounce back like last time.

    Haha, it’s a little soft but worth mentioning. I miss the days when 90% of the posters actually contributed to discussion rather than troll or wind people up. There’s only a select few of you who have anything of merit to say anymore. Geordie German disappeared, haven’t seen WWJBD in a while, Stuart’s gone etc.
    We’ve lost a great bunch of contributors and they either haven’t been replaced with the same quality, or they haven’t been replaced at all. Actually, that’s eerily similar to the state of the club don’t you think.

  • 59 jimiley // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Man u supporters rebel after winning nowt for a season. We have not won the league since 1927 and 50 thousand at SJP sit there week after week in silence. Are they brain dead?

  • 60 AndyMac // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    “Newcastle’s Relegation Form Since Boxing Day”
    and this has come as a surprise to you Ed ?

    The message is to get the points before Christmas with loan signings and then freewheel to another £50m in May.

  • 61 BuckLuck // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    One shocker now and then is ok. It really is! But with Newcastle under Pardew is the other way around.

    It’s a shocker if we win and dominate. Then the forum is all; “I have to admit it and I never thought I would, but we played some really nice footy today. Cred Pardew”.

    I welcome the day when loosing against Sunderland is a shocker.

  • 62 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    They’re not brain dead, just blinded by passion. They believe that turning up week in week out is the best thing for us right now but it’s not. We’ve been doing that for seasons upon seasons now. Best thing to do is stop showing up. Only lining Ashley’s pockets otherwise, and we all know full well that money isn’t going into any transfer kitty.

  • 63 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Wow aye that is worse!
    Mercurial my ars3!

  • 64 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM


    Reading your posts over recent weeks, it appears to me that you think the main problem is the players. That they are, to a man, useless.
    You are some way ahead of the Pardew curveball on this.
    I may be misunderstanding. And I agree with you that they are not playing very nice football.
    So as not to have another round of the blame game, can you just tell me who you absolve of blame for our not-so-recent proclivity for succumbing to fairly regular thumpings?

  • 65 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    March 29, 2014

    Totally agree with you there are to many people on here who are trolls and like to wind people up I’m glad I’m not like that

  • 66 jimiley // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Spot on. I stopped going two years ago after 50 years. I refuse to put 30 quid directly into Fat Mikes pocket. The fans are lemmings walking over a cliff and Big Mike loves them to death.

  • 67 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM


    them people don’t follow newcastle they are just teenagers so in their head one 5th place finish and lots of paper talk saying carr is best scout plus all the fifa game stats convince them to talk the nonsence.

  • 68 jimiley // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Two things are certain in life. Death and Percy Parsnip being here next season. And its not because he is a good manager.

  • 69 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM


    mbiwa is the RB, WHEN HE IS MEANT TO BE CB but WE HAVE NO RB.


  • 70 ochytoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    And it’s a disgrace that a lifelong fan should have to do that but it’s the situation we are in. Now it might be easy for me to say to everyone to stop attending since never in my life have I lived in Newcastle, but, I’m just as passionate about the club as the next Geordie and in my personal opinion it really is what’s best for us. You never know, it might encourage Ashley to sell up.

  • 71 BuckLuck // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    jimiley @67

    Sad but true I’m afraid.

  • 72 RUNAWAY777 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    50,000 plus nufc supporters or brain dead mugs who like to give there cash to the fat tw-t like i say a bunch of mugs

  • 73 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM


    the fans at the stadium were not the ones i was talking about.
    the bloggers are the ones i was talking about in my post.

  • 74 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM


    Have you been dropping jam on your keyboard?
    Isn’t Remy likely to bit a bit more missing fairly soon?
    We do have a right back. Debuchy. But he might go even more missing fairly soon too.

  • 75 toon kk // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    I wonder what people think about renewing there season tickets?

  • 76 stuart no9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    We have been relegation candidates sine the loser took charge of us 3 years ago , and always will be untill he slings his hook and leaves NUFC to get on with the job of sorting his mess out , which will take a few years at least . No one , and I mean no one who has NUFC at heart could possibly justify even seeing out the season , with him in charge if they do ? I’m sorry they are just idiots , and not proper fans with the club at heart

  • 77 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM


    Some of the man’s staunchest critics keep popping along to the ground. Just to see how bad it has got………

  • 78 RUNAWAY777 // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    anyone who buys a season ticket must be nuts

  • 79 manxpie // Mar 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    stuart please tell me your honest answer to his replacement
    and remember it has to be likely?

  • 80 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    debuchy is injured so that is why he is out

    yes remy is missing and likely to be gone in summer.

    the simple fact i’m saying is remy is the only goal scorer
    debuchy is the only RB but out injuryed

    cabaye was our only consistant creative midfielder

    finally we have no wingers since duff

    so this teams current form is because of ashley more than one.

    pardew did excellent before boxing day we were looking up towards europe, then we sell cabaye now the key RB and forward are injured so we left with nothing but rubbish.

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    The opinion I’ve given tonight is based on the performance so surely it stands to reason that it’s directed to the players?

    I’m not sure where you have got that I’m absolving anyone for blame, I’m not
    Not one person at the club is doing there job with any ounce of professional pride

    The manager the coaches the players, they’ve all packed up for the season, and no I don’t think the squad is up to scratch, far from it, neither are the coaches nor manager and most certainly not is the owner
    If you’ve been reading my posts then you would of seen before and after the Everton game I was beyond bemused at just why the hell the manager and coaches set the team up in such an obvious manner that would allow Everton to play to everyone of there strengths

  • 82 nzedtoonman // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Hi Guys

    My name is nzed, been on nufc blogs for ten years at least, and was on this one before , well a while ago !

    Live in NZ , cannot believe got drubbed 4 nowt ,by a team below us , now seven in two games disastrous!

    Seems like we are happy to slide towards a mid table position after such a promising start . Basically soon as Yohan Cabaye left we have been abysmal in midfield.Common sense coaching says if the midfield does not connect to the strike force you have no threat! We are playing like a team who SHOULD be relegated! Forty Five years of HURT goes on !
    Happy saturday night and sunday not !

  • 83 Grumpy // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Spineless from the top down.

  • 84 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM


    I was only asking. Nothing particular about you and your ideas and opinions.
    I sometimes think that it is so much more informative to work out who people DON’T blame, rather than who they do.
    Blame is easily, even casually, assigned. While deflecting blame is a masterclass in subterfuge.
    People will dam and culvert away like crazy to prevent even the smallest rivulet of aspersion getting near their idol.
    Read the blog with these goggles on, and it is like turning the world upside down :)

  • 85 stuart no9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Manx – we don’t see eye to eye , I know that , but who would I like in ?? Anyone who’s available till the end of season , give the owners time to interview long term replacement , and let’s kick on , whatever you think , no one wants to see us in this mess , I won’t go back untill he has gone , but that’s me , you know what ? My son is physiotherapist at millwall and today I was more upset at Blackburn getting their second tban Newcastle conceding 4 , just because I believe as long as pards is in charge we gave nothing to look forward to , what’s the point of that very season ?? Where is excitement. In that , it’s gutting coz I want my seat back ,but for now I’d rather watch millwal and believe me that’s bad , but they are not my team

  • 86 nzedtoonman // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    rather than all of us being TOTALLY negative, who out of the squad would we really write into the squad for next year that wants to stay and play , bet we would not get more than 10 names out of 22 !

  • 87 jazzyp // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Im glad you cleared that up for Tads

  • 88 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    What it’s not like manxpie not seeing eye to eye people

    Ha ha ha

  • 89 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Great tweet:

    #NUFC have conceded three or more goals 30 times in Alan Pardew’s 130 PL games in charge. Yet we only focus on defending in training…

  • 90 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM


    Every time I’m feeling a bit down, I go back and read your posts on transfer deadline day in January.
    It always cheers me up.

  • 91 Sazzer // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:32 PM

  • 92 daztoon // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    no but hes good for a laugh!.

  • 93 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Sorry if my reply came across as going on the defensive, wasn’t supposed to be!

    Reading back it seems a bit blunt, guess I’m a bit more p1 sided off with the club atm than I thought!

  • 94 manxpie // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    stuart but thats the problem
    so you’d rather anyone but pardew?

    sorry but thats just bonkers
    and the fact your throwing all your hatred at the wrong guy

    if you think ashley will sack pards and then hold good long interviews with top managers then you really are bonkers lol

  • 95 Jail for Ashley // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Apart from pride what else have the players got to play for, they’re already filthy rich so busting a gut for an eighth place finish for a ?K bonus and to line Mashers pockets probably doesn’t interest them, just thinking about next season and who’ll score the goals probably has them all thinking how the fusk to get out of here.

  • 96 manxpie // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    jail but its the best squad since sir bobby surely we’ve got goal scorers all over the pitch?

  • 97 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    manxpie why do you always argue with somebody every time you come on here

  • 98 jazzyp // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    It gives me a nice feeling to put a smile on peoples faces rather than get peoples backs up,Glad I could be of help !!

  • 99 stuart no9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Manx – you asked me who I would like . I told you , never said it was going to happen , and I’m not bonkers coz I don’t go anymore , ya bonkers if you pay £ 50 a seat to watch that ? Right or not ?

  • 100 Sazzer // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    A bit early for offers so that link it most likely bullshit.

    We need transfer miracle to stay up next season if Pardew stay in charge.

    We are going to finish behind Stoke this season.

    And why did we sign Mbiwa instead of Lovren?

  • 101 manxpie // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    welsh wat are you on about?

    its a blog about discussing newcastle

    wat was your last discussion on here??

  • 102 welshgeordie9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:50 PM


    Just ignore him

  • 103 BandB // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM


    Oh. That’s lovely.
    I have an appointment with the Pinky Ponk and the Ninky Nonk now, so I have to go.
    What about you?

  • 104 manxpie // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    you haven’t answered tho
    you just said sack him and gave no viable replacement

    and people can do wat they like its there money and it tells its own story that 50,000 are still doing it

  • 105 toonking // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    welsh has shown himself up and is crying with enbarressment now that he has acted like a troll himself.

  • 106 stuart no9 // Mar 29, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Manx __ who would do worse than pardew now ????what manager that took over now would would have a team ( after 3 years ) plYing like a bunch of Sunday league players , getting totally destroyed off Southampton., Everton , Fulham ok a late goal against palace , that’s erm , 1 goal in 4 games , 3 points from 12 against , let’s be honest mediocre sides , not just getting beat – destroyed . Wow thank god for Elliot , it could have been , 8 against soton ??? Com on fella

  • 107 jazzyp // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    I was going to hang around mate and hopefully talk Nufc rather than trash talk

  • 108 Bambams // Mar 29, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Sitting thinking about all the lies we have had and keep getting.
    The best one has to be when Jokeinear during an interview stated Keegan and Shearer were waiting in the wings to take over after his caretaker role. To think our owner gave this bloke a job at one of the biggest football clubs in the country.
    I blame Pards for just spouting excuses all the time but Ashley must really hate the fans to run our club the way he does.
    I agree with most on here he will not be leaving until he has made his money or look like relegation again.
    I was preying he had recouped his loan and with the selling of the land behind the
    Gallowgate he was priming the club to be sold.
    God only knows who he will sell to !!!! He will have his last laugh.

  • 109 Brutooon // Mar 29, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Cisse – a half season wonder. after that sh1t as hell. even when he make a simple pass – he make a mess of it. forget everything about football. (maybe this is the effect of lazy shola ameobi)

    Gouffron – usually he is hardworking but last night he seem to be not in a mood. even the commentator mention it few of time

    Mapou – one good player but now ruined by AP. He is not a RB

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