Newcastle’s Terrible Form Since Boxing Day

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.

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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.

109 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #1

    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 .


  • toonking

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #2

    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.

  • cyprus

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #3

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

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #4

    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 .

  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #5

    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.

  • toon kk

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #6

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

  • BuckLuck

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #7

    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.

  • Patoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #8

    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

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #9

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

  • ramboreilly

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #10

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

  • toonking

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #11

    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.

  • Thump

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #12

    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.

  • ochytoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #13


    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.

  • SouthCoastToonFan

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    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?

  • Thump

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #15

    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.

  • ramboreilly

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #16

    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.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #17

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

  • toonking

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #18

    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

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #19

    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.

  • ochytoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #20

    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.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 29, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #21

    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.

  • daztoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #22

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

  • ochytoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #23

    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.

  • toonking

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #24

    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.

  • ochytoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #25

    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

  • ramboreilly

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #26

    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

  • Online Guy

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #27

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

  • toon kk

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #28

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

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #29


    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.

  • theartfuldodger

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #30

    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..

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

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

    Paving the way for tactical geniuses worldwide .

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #32


    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

  • BuckLuck

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #33


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

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #34

    bpc 31 hahahah

  • toonking

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #35

    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

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #36

    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

  • ochytoon

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #37

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

  • Bambams

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #38

    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 ££££

  • BandB

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #39


    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.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #40

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


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