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Newcastle Player – It Could Have Been 9-0

10:10 am, Sunday, March 30th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 79 Comments

Davide Santon was in the squad for the first time for six weeks yesterday, and was brought on at half time at right back for the woeful Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who had a nightmare first 45 minutes.

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Davide Santon - in action yesterday

And the Italian International pulled no punches,  and understood the performance was simply not good enough,  and but for the great display put in by goalkeeper Rob Elliot, could have been as bad as 9-0.

The traveling fans had every right to boo the side off the field after the performance, and Davide was brave enough to talk on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game:

“It was a very poor performance,”  “I understand the fans’ reaction at the end. I went over to say thank you, like I always do, and they booed.”

“But I understand that because they deserve more from us and they are right.” “They come every single game, they pay a lot of money and travel a long way to support us, they sing for us and they do not deserve this performance.”

“We weren’t good enough. We looked like we played with no passion and that we just want the season to finish, but that isn’t true.” (really?)

“It could have been 8-0 or 9-0 today but Rob Elliot made a few good saves. We didn’t shoot at all. I don’t know if their keeper even got his gloves dirty or not.”

“It doesn’t have to be like this. We have to put in good effort in every single game until the end of the season.”  “Even though we know we cannot get a place in Europe or any competition now, we have to still play our best and that is what we didn’t do today.”

“I’m not 100% yet but it was nice to be back,” “I’ve had problems with my knee, my hamstring and then I have been ill, so it has been very frustrating.”

“It was good to play 45 minutes, to get my feeling with the ball and the team back, but not good to be in a game like today. We have to put it right.”

Davide has had a few poor performances himself this year, but will now be in contention to keep his position at right back for the next game against Manchester United at home next Saturday.

And the good news is that Loic Remy should be back. :D

Comments welcome.

Tags: Davide Santon · Loic Remy · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News · Premier League


79 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Oleg G

    I 100% agree with your post mate from the last thread.

    if Newcastle were forward thinking then why is Pardew still here? if MA wants attacking football here then why is Pardew here?

    if MA wants us to achieve something or anything we need a new Manager.

    also I’m being honest here but for next season I would take relegation rather than have Pardew here next season

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Remy back to patch over the inept football Pardew serves up with another solo goal if it even comes.

    I like Remy a lot. He’s got pace, skill on the ball, can head and can finish. However, he is not our player. He is QPR’s.

  • 3 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    sometimes I wish it was 9-0 to Southampton then surely Pardew would get the sack

  • 4 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Laurent Robert 32

    he never was going to be our player, Arsenal will snap him up

  • 5 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    don’t worry Santon son, Pardew picks players out of favouritism not performance

  • 6 Graeme // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    But the Illustrious Owner is happy; we are now in 9th place, not threatening Europa, out of both cups and no chance of relegation, which is our stated objective.

    The icing on the cake for tubby will be not having to pay out the new bonus scheme – wasn’t that set at finishing in top 8? Another £million or so he doesnt have to spend!!!!!

    What a disgracefull way to run a Football Club.

  • 7 theartfuldodger // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM


    Theyr talking crap cause they need to tempt attacking players this summer.

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:33 AM


    only free agents will come in the summer I’m afraid, who in the right mind would want to come to Newcastle.

    I think in a way that French chairmen Nicoli are something was 100% right what he said to Cabella not joining us because he will be wasted here.

  • 9 Mister Tuff // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    jimmysmith posted earlier a post from another site which really sums up what is happening at the Toon. Good post which I cannot disagree with. The club is being run shockingly from top to bottom. The poor play, lies, mis-information from Mr “El Goudo” Tubbs’ website seems to be getting up to full speed now. Suggestions of good things -just around the corner -again.
    If I owned the Toon – I would not want to sell up now -the TV money is a cash cow -you could possibly spend half of it to keep things afloat -and pocket the rest.
    If I was Remy -there is no way I would sign for the Toon. I’m sure one or two will have the feelers out to escape in the summer. Who will want to come -they’ll probably be sold a lie of fantastic future ambition -then realise they’ve been duped. The future does really seam bleak.

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    You still looked rusty santon but at least you had the boll0x to face the fans

  • 11 Greebol1892 // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Well done all the ones on here giving MYM stick. Hope you’re proud of yourselves. Why don’t we try Willo at LB and see what happens…. Yanga is a left-sided CB, FFS!! Ex-captain of a league-winning side. Our utterly inept manager thinks he’s a utility player and 4th choice behind bloody S Taylor! I could throttle Pardew the way he’s handled MYM!
    As has already been noted on here, we don’t have any backup for Debuchy and we don’t have any wingers.
    At least Santon was trying when he came on.
    Sissoko has no idea what his job is and is certainly not a winger! Gouffran is a STRIKER! We need a goal so he plays 2 LBs (excluding Santon because I think he is more a RM).
    So tired of Pardew’s square-peg line-ups. Defo HBA is a bit-part player now thanks to our manager completely undermining his confidence. Even the commentator was mentioning HBA tracking back…. FFS I don’t want him doing that – he’s a creator not a defender.
    Tired of Pardew’s defensive mindset and NO ATTEMPTS ON GOAL IN THE 1ST HALF.

    Anyway, we are safe with nothing to play for and Ashley’s pockets are still getting filled with fans’ cash. Keep doing it and nothing will change…. idiots.

  • 12 Graeme // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Cheer up chaps – dont forget we have produced the best set of accounts in NUFC history and made a profit for the third consecutive year.
    We are obviously the envy of every other fan in the country – and quite rightly so. THREE CHEERS for the accountants eh!!!!!!

  • 13 banjax // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Pardew and Ashley to blame. Time to bring in fresh leadership and pride into the running of the club. Keeping the same Manager and Owner is no longer an option for the good of NUFC or the fans.

  • 14 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    If Pardew is sacked would he not have to pay money to Ashley that he owes?

    Ashley wants attacking football. Under Pardew that can come only from opponents.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Graeme…I am more concerned about how we play ball than our ownership at the moment!

    …actually don’t think many players care about who Mike Ashley is when they are contemplating signing for us…I think there is something else on their mind ;)

  • 16 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    At least Santon faced up to the fans, there’s a pic of him basically standing on his own with no other toon players in sight – disgraceful!

  • 17 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    And top ten is the stated objective so they’ll all get bonuses !

  • 18 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    It wasn’t that long ago when padres came out and said that he had realised his mistake and that saylor would contend with willo to cover the right sided centre back and mbira with collo for the left side – few weeks later he has mbira at right back
    You can’t make this stuff up

  • 19 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    if a clueless non football fan watched the match yesterday, they would think the ones wearing red were bullying a sunday pub league team wearing yellow and blue..

  • 20 JAMSHA // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    lookn at debuchys interview… his off to psg nxt season…. we need atleast 10 players

  • 21 theartfuldodger // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:27 AM


    We have 15-16 regulars, one of them can speak up after every game.
    They must have a rotation system in place. It was Santons turn this time.

    But leave that aside. Im really worried no one will want to join us this summer.
    And we need strikers who can guarantee goals. We cant fail there. But then Look at spurs, even 28m Soldado doesent come with a guarantee.

  • 22 calvinho // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Yesterday was a new low point. No passion, arguing amongst teammates. I think we’ve seen the little french clique at it’s worst. The attitude was dreadful and our captain joins part of this when things aren’t going right.
    I’d like to see an overhaul of squad in the summer and we start to recruit a few british players. I read Micah Richards this morning. He’d be decent. Zaha would be available for a reasonable fee. I’d bring in Haangaland from Fulham when the go down. Nick Powell could be available. He;s young and very promising.
    Who would you guys like to sign?

  • 23 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    I can’t see enough investment put into our shambles of a squad to make much difference next season.
    There’s more to it than the players not preforming, they look like they don’t want to play for Newcastle. Our fitness levels are low and god knows what goes on in training.
    Yesterday looked like a bunch of amateurs.

    I’m not joking I’ve seen the lads down the school field put more effort into a game.

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Yes, cause Brits have better attitude!

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Sometimes you just have a crappy manager who produces crappy football!

  • 26 Tayls // Mar 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    I would LOVE IT if Kevin Keegan was back, just LOVE IT!

  • 27 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Player’s need to come and go, training staff need to be replaced and I can’t believe pards still has a job.

  • 28 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM


    Jordan Mutch and Ravel Morrison

    Mind you Joe Ledley and Jedinak were excellent Yesterday

  • 29 beefman13 // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    How many 3nowts and 4nowts and 6nowts can we take, we should have been strengthened, that team yestererday would get us relegated simple as. They are not good enough, Mike make 20 billion who cares, u are put of order whatever u put un ti your club ti save yourself not the loyalist fans anywhere in football.

  • 30 beermonkey // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    well it makes sence when the manager tells any1 who will listen that we cant compete with the likes of Southampton and other clubs that maybe the players believe it
    and judging on the performance yesterday they were beaten before we kicked a ball

    its getting to the point where pardew and his ramblings in the press will start to damage the club
    all we ever hear is we cant compete, we don’t want Europe as there is not enough money in it, forget about the prestige and other benefits
    and we must put the league before a cup run as the cups don’t pay

    what player in his right mind would wanna come for mid table mediocrity no chance of a cup and no glory

  • 31 Jonny // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Was at the game, santon was the only player to come over to fans and hold his hands up.

  • 32 yo-yo // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM


    We can’t compete with the Saints – end of. Reason – our owner will not invest in the squad enough to get us above mid table. Pardew has got us as high as we can go. The players are mediocre and the coaching is too = mid table for as far into the future as we can see. The thing that really needs to change is the talent (and orice) of incoming transfers. Less bargain basement and more quality – change of business model, ain’t going to happen with Mash

  • 33 yo-yo // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    * price

    depressing prospects though

  • 34 lesh // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Very noticeable that performances and results really went down the pan when it became clear that Cabaye was off. All the fans could see what would happen and Ashley must take some responsibility for a points haul of 10 from 14 games.

    ‘Twas he who gave Kinnear free rein to make a dogs breakfast of a nearly selling Cabaye at under-value; twas he who let Kinnear loose and failing to land a replacement; ’twas he who’s presided over a near-relegation and since then mediocrity.

    He really needs to demonstrate some commitment to the club, the fans and the City by making some substantial changes to both the playing and management and coaching staffing arrangements.

  • 35 Ginger // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    To those who are saying that this isn’t Pardews fault I want yous to honestly do something:

    Ask yourselves would all the managers and fans lower than us take the squad we have now? Even without Remy? I’d say yes. Every single one of them.

    Yet here we are, without Remy we are the worst team in the league. Ask yourselves who fault is that?

    Who’s job is it to work on set pieces? Who’s job is it to make game changing substitutions? Who’s job is it to create passing techniques and work on movement of the ball? Who’s job is it to pick a balance between attack and defence? Who’s job is it to represent the club in a good light? Who’s job it is to motivate the team? Who’s job is it to pick players that play in the right position? Who’s job is it to bleed the youngsters into the team?

    Tell me one of those things that Pardew do right. None. So what is the point? I could keep going on about the duties he just simply neglects.

    Yes the team should have put more effort in, but working under arguably the worst manager in the league cannot be very motivating.

  • 36 yo-yo // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM


    I really don’t rate the squad at all – based on perfrormances. Odd individuals rise above the mire but..

    All your points are okay but the players are not delivering – performances are rubbish. The coaching team can’t actually kick the ball for them.

    Agree the motivation is useless but if the lights are on but there’s nobody home ? We really need a Kets style clear out, players and management.

  • 37 MosesNUFC // Mar 30, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Laudrup is the man to take us forward IMO. He can get us playing mouth watering football week in week out. Get the best out of the likes of ben arfa. The likes of Coloccini, Taylor, Gosling, Jonas, Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Ferguson, Newton, Amalfitano need to leave. We need more english players like Richards, Lascelles, Lennon, Young, Ince and possibly with Laudrup we could maybe get Pozuelo as a Cabaye replacement. Abel Hernandez would be a decent signing as well, along with Angel Correa who looks promising.

  • 38 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Pard’s and the coaching staff are a major part of the problem
    Martinez has less money and he’s already stated his first term us about reducing the wage bill and getting fringe players off the books so they can send in the summer
    Pulis had little money and plays crap football but you can see palace actually have tactics and pulis has them playing to them
    Pard’s has a decent squad which shouldn’t be getting hammered every few games – the players barely look like they know how to kick a ball and every team knows our set piece routine by now
    He constantly sets us up for defeat by praising the opposition pre game and banging on about how we struggle after selling cabaye etc – when the commentator asked if he’d given them a rocket in the dressing room he almost went red where he was thinking … Oh yeah, I should have done that
    Its like he’s basically given up and just thinks this is the best we can do ….

    We can blame fatty all we want but getting the players to put in effort and okay to tactics is solely down to manager and coaches – if they won’t do it then pard’s and co should leave or be sacked

  • 39 wolfshead@toon // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    lmao at the pards out mob they say a new manager would do better with this team then type out long lists of players to sell and buy haha

    time for a blog holiday

  • 40 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    tabuk toon army

    Give me something to be positive about and I’m there with bells on. Maybe I’m a bit more discerning and not a sheep and can spot a ”wrongun” who is no good for our club.

    Yo yo

    I’m not missing the point at all. I realise we are not going to win anything and I don’t have unrealistic expectations.
    All I want is to see some purposeful football played with a bit of cohesion. Is that really to much to ask for from any set of players.

    We had just as many players as Soto who could and should have been motivated to go to Brazil.

    All the idiots who maligned Martinez would see a totally different approach from our players if he, Pochetinno, Laudrup etc were in charge.

    Just heard one excuse too many from Pardew, it’s so so boring and predictable just like he was at all his previous clubs. he will never accept any blame whatsoever.

    Yes Ash could and should give him more players but the style or rather lack of any won’t change, it’s in his DNA.

    How do Cisse, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, MYM, De Jong, Anita, santon, Haidara, etc collectively turn to sh–e or can’t get starts without some rank coaching

  • 41 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Doesn’t matter as we all know pard’s and Ashley are happy with mid table – make a little profit each season and get free advertising. They know the fans will whinge but most people in football would say we are where we deserve to be on money spent
    We may want attractive football and ambition to at least go for a cup but reality means we’ll plod along as we are for the next few seasons
    Changing manager will not be on tubbys agenda as a: it costs money and b: all the teams below us that have changed manager have actually done worse other than palace under pulis !!


  • 42 geordie157 // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    I like the idea of Lascelles, we should definitely be in for him and Caulker if Cardiff go down.

    We need a major overhaul, Saylor, Gosling, Shola, Obertan, Marveaux and Jonas simply aren’t good enough any more.

    Colo I think will leave in the summer, time to get a no nonsense centre back someone like Shawcross if we can prise him away from Stoke.

    The spine of the team isn’t good at all, prob with the exception of Tiote who has been better this season but he like others has dipped in form since Cabaye left.

  • 43 Mister Tuff // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    wolfshead – very nice a blog holiday. If you are actually contemplating going away on a trip could I suggest a nice walking holiday in the Sahara desert or in Helmand province in Afganistan.

  • 44 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    I have and always will support Newcastle but our current squad isn’t worth a penny of anyone’s money or time to go and see.

  • 45 fray bentos // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Is somebody still whining about Martinez

    He was never going to come to our club, just get over it

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    If we had a half decent manager who played to the player’s strengths don’t you think the likes of Ba, cabaye, Debuchy, Remy, Colo. MYM etc would have been / be more minded to stay.

  • 47 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Nobody whining, just saying it as it is

  • 48 beermonkey // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    pards wanted bent he spent all last season on the bench and most of this season on the bench and again he has a 17 year old with about 20 mins of first team football starting while he is on the bench

    still I bet pards will bang on about him again in the transfer window and he will be available
    next season we could have carlton cole and bent up front I hope that satisfies peoples want for English players

  • 49 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    wolfshead on a blog holiday – gutted !!!

  • 50 Ciaran // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Afternoon chaps,

    While I completely agree that Pardew and the coaching staff are a big part of the problem at the club currently, I do not think that by replacing them we are fixing the overriding problem at the club.

    Those who just want Pardew gone and are happy with that aren’t looking at the bigger picture. If anything, you’re buying Ashley more time because no doubt some people will be coming out with nonsense like ‘Now Ashley has a proper manager lets see if he’s willing to back him in the transfer market’

    Seriously. Pardew is going nowhere. Ashley doesn’t give a s**t if we perform like that between now and the end of the season because he is happy that he has another season of raking in the TV money.

    Ashley is the tumour that needs to be removed. Pardew is just an unfortunate symptom.

  • 51 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    not saying martinez was going to come, just saying what a manager with a different mindset could achieve with the same players we have now.

  • 52 daztoon // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Change the manager`s round from yesterday and we would have beaten Southamton with Pochettino coaching our players.

    Pardew as usual uses excuse after excuse for dire tactics and inept coaching.

    We take one step forward and two back with this clown in charge.

  • 53 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM


    Soto are roughly where we are but I’d happily take watching them finish 8th / 9th over watching us achieve the same any day.

    Soto play a great brand of attacking passing football with flair and try to win every game, as opposed to our containing, lets hope to nick 1 approach.

  • 54 fray bentos // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Be realistic

    Cabaye and Ba would not have stayed no matter who our manager was at the time

    Would be a dream to have Martinez as our manager, was never going to happen though

  • 55 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Why do people want English players? Any of the best would cost a fortune and we know that isn’t the way Mash does things, also how good are England as a team? Average if you ask me.

    We need quality with pace and more pace from anywhere in the world not just France.

  • 56 fray bentos // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    This club is a mess, it’s not down to Pardew but the ownership

    And i don’t think it has that much to do with money either, if this guy can employ Kinnear then imagine all the other stupid decisions that could be getting made that we aren’t even aware of

    For me anybody who employs that guy for a top football club in that role does not have the right mindset to run a football club whether he puts 100′s of millions or 100′s of thousands into the club

    God knows what goes on behind the scenes

  • 57 Ancientcoptic // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    I am not sure what we can expect really…

    West Ham look like they have more flair in midfield than we do.

    We have Sissoko, Tiote & Anita playing, who truthfully are all defensive type players… none of those 3 have a deft touch and composed passing nature.

    Ben Arfa is mindlessly put on the right flank against Shaw, ending up having to come back deep… then is dragged off at half-time like the wrongs in the game were all his fault.

    Mbiwa isn’t a right back, a child could see he was not comfortable in the first 10 minutes… nobody on the bench had either the balls or the brains to switch it.

    And we have elite level football management being shown, by the introduction of De Jong at half time… real stroke of genius that one.

    Gosling did not get off the bench again… why is he on the bench in the first place? if he isn’t going to play, and leaves for free in the summer, what if the purpose of this?

    I like Pardew as a man… I like his passion and he is likeable, but I am sorry to say, he is just a bit ‘thick.’

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Ginger…of course Pardew is the problem when it comes to football part of it!

    and Yes Ruddy…Big Fat Mike is the problem when it comes to the business side of it!

    Saying Pardew is merely a symptom is frankly taking s piss at us who come here to watch football and debate ownership!

  • 59 hadthetshirt // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    The only thing pardwho got right about the game was when he said Lallana had improved since he left :)
    When is this tosser going to shut his mouth with all these excuses.We had a midweek game ffs.Why does he constantly play players out of position then humiliates them when they dont deliver from that new position.I

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Ancient…totally agree with those last three lines :)

  • 61 Patoon // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Any1 else think that Dennis Twice is a complete ball sack always writing the same thing, attack toon attack attack, wot a bell end

  • 62 hadthetshirt // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    It really is time for pardwho to go.The handshake with ashley yesterday was embarrasing.It was like they had just met and the glint in pardwho’s eyes yuk.The blind leading the blind.

  • 63 Sazzer // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Who was the young guy sitting next to Pardew yesterday?

    …Our new FM scout?

  • 64 toonking // Mar 30, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    if you want to see us have a team which is as good to watch as southampton their is one thing that you have to remember, southampton have restarted from scratch after they had a financial chrisis and now they have used years worth of patiences to slowly rebuild the team as we see it now. What they didn’t do was sell the main players like we have did in the last 4 years.

    If you want to see us perform like a real madrid or barcelona or man city then you need to give you head a shake because them teams spend masses of money and will give big wages to players, they don’t have 2 transfer windows in a row with no perminant signings.

    if you want to see us look as good as everton then you should look at the bigger picture because that everton team took years to build and was did through moyes. martinez chose them because they were now ready. why the hell does he come to this club when we have sold cabaye this january ba last january carroll 4 seasons ago and not once have we got the replacement.

    in 25 year we have actually only had 2 decent periods with managers and they were both managers who loved the club at heart.

    it’s like ciaren says, you just don’t look at the bigger picture you think football is a computer game where the manager does everthing including the movement of players.

  • 65 Ginger // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM


    I don’t think our squad is as good as people say. I’ve seen certain people say we’re a top four team. Our squad I’d say is good enough for top eight, without Remy. Yet if we didn’t have Remy we’d be bottom.

    I agree with the clear out, however I say if we’re going to do it we should get rid of the coaching staff and manager now. Which gives time for a proper manager and his staff to review the team and see who’s good enough to keep on.

    Who knows, the likes of Marveaux as an example may thrive under a new manager.

  • 66 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    very true.

  • 67 Ciaran // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Anyone watching Fulham vs Everton? Just look at the shift that Lewis Holtby is putting in and compare that to any of our lads yesterday, but most notably compare it to the shift HBA put in in the first half – both Holtby and HBA playing RW. Both players probably would be better down the middle, and Fulham are all but relegated yet that doesn’t stop Holtby busting his ass for every ball.

  • 68 Ciaran // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM


    Chill your biscuit for God sake.

    Pardew is the symptom. Do you not realise that even if we brought in a better manager, Ashley would not support him! Yes we may see better football for a matter of months but the same problems would rear their ugly head and we’d be back to square one with a woefully depleted squad not capable of delivering what we want to see, only with slightly better football to watch.

    Would that make you happier Jesper, Rotonda, Catchy? Forget the long term future of the club, but focus on the standard of football for a matter of months?

    And you wonder why I call you short-sighted?

  • 69 Ginger // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM


    I for example want Pardew out. Honestly I know the main problem in this club is Mike Ashley. But the reason I’m not ranting about him is the sheer fact that I don’t think he’ll leave.

    Would you?

    Sports direct is thriving because of Newcastle United. He’s making so much money off of us. Not to mention the fact that we somehow still owe him loads of money and he’s probably pocketing the cash we should be spending.

    Sure, he may be hated by many people. However he has no strings attached to the club and he’s making so much money from us.

    So if you owned say Fulham or something like that and were in the exact same situation, would you sell up? Because I certainly wouldn’t.

  • 70 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    If TDS was on the blog today he probably wouldn’t be too happy with our result yesterday but he’d understand because MA has things under control and financially secure.

  • 71 Ciaran // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM


    If you sit and do nothing against him, say nothing against him and wilfully blame someone else despite the fact that you know Ashley is the problem, then no, I wouldn’t imagine Ashley would be willing to go anywhere because the crushed defeated attitude of the masses is what is allowing him to bend our club over a barrel and shaft it until there is nothing left but a hollow shell of what it once stood for.

    By all means, rant about players and managers despite knowing who the real problem is.

    I am afraid I’m not willing to do that.

  • 72 toonking // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM


    the reason for you saying why ashley won’t leave well their is also a reason why people such as myself ciaren and yo-yo don’t go on about wanting a new manager.
    decent managers don’t come into teams who have got owners like ashley
    the types we get are
    chris hughton
    the decent ones like kevin keegan walk out FACT

    blackburn and venkies appoint steve keene.

    the cardiff owner soon cause their manager to walk out.

  • 73 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    I wonder why MA hasn’t sacked Pardew?
    Maybe Mash realises he hasn’t backed him with players or he knows another yes man might be hard to find.

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Ruddy…I am very chilled thank you ;)

  • 75 toon kk // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    If Pardew had been a decent manager he would have walked by now.

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    “How do Cisse, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, MYM, De Jong, Anita, santon, Haidara, etc collectively turn to sh–e or can’t get starts without some rank coaching”

    Not defending the coaches but out of all those players listed only Cisse and MYM were first team regulars

    HBA has always been in and out if what ever team he’s played for under the promise of potentially being a decent player but never reaching that potential

    Marv has been a bench warmer all his career

    De Jong hasn’t played regular football for nearly a year

    Anita got a run at Ajax, out of position, through injury, and would hardly say he’s been sh1t for us

    Santon has had plenty if loan spells, inter wouldn’t of sold him for so little if they thought he was going to step up

    Haidara was nout more than a prospect, he still is

    I’m sorry but some fans grossly over rate the players at this club hyping them to the extreme, there not that good, put them under an average manager there not going to get better

    Only person to blame is the fat Cnut running this club into the ground ffs

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Ruddy…what you are selling here is an opinion based on an assumption I just don’t buy!

    …you cannot keep watching us play football and keep on pointing the finger at Ashley! It is getting a bit repeative and boring mate. Especially when you are not taking into account what others are saying.

    It is my opinion and you should be able to handle that without telling me to chill out – unless of course you want me to take offense of course ?

  • 78 mindshaft // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    I see Fulham are doing better than we did against Everton – oh yeah, they also beat us – we are an utter joke at the moment

  • 79 theartfuldodger // Mar 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Before the season began we knew :

    1. cisse was out of form
    2. we have no wingers.
    3. BenArfa Cabaye were our only flair players.
    4. Remy would be the only reliable striker
    5. Collo would be in and out
    6. Santon is better going forward than defending.
    7. Pardew isnt a mngr with attacking flair

    We were skating on thin ice. Now without remy and cabaye we lack any teeth. This isnt a surprise. Not for us nor for Pardew.

    So our mgmt expects everything thats happening.

    Theyv turned their attention to lying about the summer…lying to fans and new recruits. Pretending ambition.

    Grenier Cabella and remy all 3 wont turn us into CL contenders. We need 5 to 6 top players for that. I cant fathom how these ppl can convince anyone about ambition. Our past and present speaks for itself. Foreign imports with nothing to play for are gutless.

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