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Newcastle Fans Frustrated With Another Gutless Performance

9:47 am, Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 79 Comments

There is a lot of soul-searching going on this morning, after Newcastle United were annihilated and humiliated (what again?) on Saturday afternoon at St. Mary’s, and the Newcastle fans are frustrated with what was another gutless performance from our players.

jay rodriguez scores first goal

Jay Rodriguez scores first goal on Saturday

To contrast the way Newcastle played on Saturday, we watched a replay of the Crystal Palace game against Chelsea, and Palace are in real danger of going down, and they simply don’t have a good side.

But every Palace player  played their hearts out against Chelsea, and got a dramatic 1-0 win against the league leaders – and they deserved it.

Every single Crystal Palace player showed more guts and commitment in that game than any Newcastle player did on Saturday – with the exception of our goalkeeper.

This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:

“We understand the fans’ frustrations 100% .” “I think anybody watching the game in the Newcastle end would have been disappointed, frustrated and angry and it’s just as much as the players were.”

“It’s frustrating and it hurts. For me personally I feel that more than anybody, but it’s hard.” “The message to them is that we just weren’t good enough and we have to take full responsibility for it.”

“It was poor, but one thing we can assure them is that we’ll be working harder than ever and make sure next week we put on a display far better than that and make sure we get back to doing the basics right.

“It’s always disappointing conceding goals, but we didn’t do our jobs all over the pitch. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but we need to react and we need to bounce back.”

“You can talk about certain things in the game, but they were just quicker, sharper, more organized and looked like that from the first minute until the last.”

“It was disappointing and it’s hard to reflect at a time like this. We just weren’t good enough all over the pitch.”

One question we have is why were Southampton quicker, sharper, more organized and looked like that from the first minute until the last?

Alan Pardew needs to get this team ready for Saturday, and we need to see a committed performance from the players in that game – and any player not up to it – shouldn’t even bother turning up on Saturday.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League


79 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    That was iron mike by the way ed :)

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Check this out?

    My God

  • 3 dannyhunt // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Does anyone know if our fans were singing ‘fat cocney bstad get out of our club’? is this not sinking in for the money grapping prck yet??

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    “The point was made after the game.” “We spoke about that in the dressing room.” “The fans started at 6 o’clock, or whenever, to get here, and we put in a performance like that.”

    What about the lads who showed massive commitment for a cause by CYCLING to the game for charity only to be greeted by a bunch of over paid tarts who’s heads are already away on holiday or dreaming of which club there agent can find them a big new pay cheque at

  • 5 Rainrix // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    tads…. Heard one of the lads doing that ride on 606, luckily he sounded in quite a good mood despite that ahem “performance” good on them.

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Was following them on twitter, they seem a great group of lads
    Someone should contact the club and tell them every player every coach and the manager should donate at least half there wages to @NufcCancerCycle to support there cause

  • 7 beermonkey // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM


    that was cos he knew he didn’t have to ride home

    the players should have a whip round for there cause
    and be made to ride home

  • 8 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Good idea tads

    But we all know they couldn’t give a fcuk mate

  • 9 stuart no9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    How many chances do we give pardew ? Game after game , week after week , the performances , the excuses , the promises , the fact is we have gone back 5 years since he arrived , he was brought in to take us to the next level- which we all, or nearly all knew he wouldn’t , and look at us , what a mess, with the help of our owner he has destroyed NUFC,. No more chances , we are safe in the league , get a temp manager in till end of season and start again

  • 10 Average_Contents // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Abit like our illustrious owner

  • 11 jazzyp // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Great….. Gutti hinting at a return to nufc. Another player that offers nothing on the pitch apart from graft. No goals no assists, not bad for an attacking player. Does that sound like somebody in the team at the moment…. Hint LDJ

  • 12 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Morning all. Havent been on much in the last couple of momnths – becoming increasingly bored with the squabbling here, and also bored with the football. I dont agree that we can bracket Pardew with Pulis and Sam – thats ludicrous. Some of the stuff we played this season with a full team, motivated, has been easy on the eye and a big step forward from last year. I’ve only been anti pardew last season because of the near relegation ( we were saved by Swansea ) we suffered, and the dross football. Credit has to be given for coming 5th, and there are positives this season – the fact that we should finish in top ten is ok. BUT , at this stage I’ve got sick of what is going on, and we do need to cast a net wide to see if one of these better young managers is out there. Incidentally, just to indulge in a bit of ” I told u so” ….I told u all that Santon was shit after three games. I also told you that Mapou is crap without a very good organiser beside him ( and he’s not good in the air ) . Incidentally I am happy to repeat my message that Solsjaer isnt up to much either, despite the trumpetting from Catchy or whomever. Incidentally, I’d be worried that our scouts cant spot a striker . Mind you, when we do, we offer silly money so who cares?

  • 13 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    By the way, where is Billson these days, and Toondarnsarf. Do they still post on here?

  • 14 ToonMatt // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Sorry but this is what it’s going to be like for the next 10-15 years, Mike Ashley sits back and laughs at 50,000+ mugs that turn up at every home game and line his bank account while he makes a nice profit.

  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    We do need to see if one of those young managers are out there but as I’ve said, who the hell at the club is doing that?

    Who’s got the football experience and knowledge to be looking for a young manager who can install an actuall identity and drive the club forward?

  • 16 beermonkey // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    is any1 actually reading the bs in the thread that’s pards has said I cant be arsed I feel I have read the same stuff 6 times this season alone and an awful last season

    I do think were all missing the point it was only last week mike and pards had a little chat, with mike wanting more attacking football
    great idea mike I have plan said pards come to match at Southampton

    and there we have it pards provided mike with what he wanted because southamptons attacking football was brilliant have to feel for pards he didn’t bank on Elliot having a bit of stormer but all went to plan in the end

  • 17 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Not sure he’s hinting at a return, but he was certainly thanking the fans for all there messages of support etc not just since his loan move but in the 5 and half years he’s been here

  • 18 beermonkey // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM


    I was on the nufc website the other day and looked at guti profile he is only 30 I had to check it again how on earth did his legs go at 28 I thought he 32

    I remember when we signed I was looking forward to the spiderman alas we only saw it the once

  • 19 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Incidentally, Toonaus, from perevious post. If you think players like Obertan and Marveaux have more heart as you said, you are badly mistaken. They are not the answer. Marv would do well as a 10, in a winning team, but he wont raise a gallop. Obertan is a complete wimp, with nothing to offer. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen him tackle well? Or at all ??

  • 20 terencelim // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    @13, Toondarnsarf and Pawl250 has gone back to Mackems’ blog.

  • 21 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Anyone remember that saying years ago, that NUFC fans would turn up to watch 11 black and white shirts drying? How true. As I said on this site years ago, Geordies are just not as potiticised as , say , scousers, and cant seem to get organised as a unit, to get ashley out. Liverpool got rid of their crap owners and look at them now! Incidentally, is it true that Potecchino was doing badly at his last club and that they were 4th last in their league??

  • 22 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Seriously, do Billson and Darnsarf still post here. I suppose Billson will still say he is happy because of our strong financials created by the “best owner we’ve ever had” , and Darnsarf is giving accounting lessons on how to hide advertising revenue ? :)

  • 23 cyprus // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Yes, MA could’ve invested more, yes he has made serious errors, but, we have the 8th highest pay packet, this is a team full of internationals, some of them like Tiote, Cisse and Debuchy important players. No matter how I see it, the blame for this shambles falls squarely on ONE man’s shoulders: Pardew.

    We still haven’t figured out what set plays are about, often depending on a substitute player. Not once have other players or organisation facilitated our strengths. e.g. HBA cuts to the left… has any player ever helped him do that, apart from having to open up the door himself…

  • 24 Scottiedog // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Judging by the recent performances of so called star players I think we should start looking for a new Chief Scout as Graham Carrs picks have been useless!!

  • 25 cyprus // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Seriously, we were lucky. 10-0 would’ve been about fair. And that’s inexcusable. Bring in a new manager now, give him time to settle and have a proper summer preparation. No more signings until we have a new manager.

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:21 AM


    How true, all last season we had the tiredness excuse and Pardew tried pulling it again, moaning about our midweek game before the Southampton match.

    People are finally, finally seeing through all the spin. This season no Europe, no domestic cup involvement. We’ve played fewer games than any other PL club and Pardew still gives us the ”energy” line.

    Pardew’s a lucky man having Ash as his fairy godmother as seemingly it doesn’t seem to matter how bad things get as he will always be indulged.

  • 27 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Yes we don’t currently have remy but people forget he went though a long non scoring spell at the hands of pardew’s tactics.

  • 28 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Out of interest, would NUFC fans have the makens manager ahead of pardew? Or Solsjaer? Just looking for opinions.

  • 29 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM


    Don’t think we can really get at Carr. Pardew would ruin and demoralise Messi. Under a Martinez, Laudrup, Pochettino, Rodgers you’d see a totally different style and confident players.

    Pardew can’t really handle technical players. Pardew is the ultimate mid table team of grafters, although even that’s hardly true any more.

    When Cisse first came there was talk of Man city putting in a 30M offer for him. Similarly talk of Tiote to Manu and other people sniffing round Ben Arfa etc

    Poor old Carr has the tightest budget going and Pardew probably rejected a lot of his suggestions and yet still Carr got Tiote, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Santon and Debuchy etc for relative peanuts.

    Carr amongst others would probably love to work with a technical, modern progressive manager, not a slimy throwback deadbeat stuck in the 80s.

  • 30 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:39 AM


    yes and yes, given that Poyet and Solksjaer have far, far inferior squads to us.

    Munster, I think a lot of us have given up on ever winning anything but just want to see some decent attacking football with some flair played, not this awful containing and lets try and nick 1 BS every match.

    Not scoring in 10 out of 14 games tells it’s own story. Our GD under Pardew has never been anything to write home about and never will be.

  • 31 blew // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Scottie Dog @ 24
    Spot on, 9 of his recommendations started
    against Saints and 2 more came on after
    the break. No leaders, heading ability and
    no pace brought in by the scouts.

  • 32 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM


    That saying NUFC fans would turn up to watch 11 black and white shirts drying is our biggest asset as well as our biggest drawback.

    I can’t believe given how poor we are that people wouldn’t give up a max 1 or 2 games just to make a point. They are hardly missing anything remotely bordering on entertainment.

  • 33 beermonkey // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    really were gonna blame carr

    lol blew you say 9 of his picks started on sat
    how many started in the best position ?????
    can he be blamed for the way there being coached ????
    can he be blamed for tactics which see the team out numbered in midfield time and time again ????

  • 34 Munster Mag // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Rotunda, some good points, but in fairness you were slagging him off during our good spells too. It can be argued that Pardew has added much to players like Tiote, Cabaye ( 3 mill to 19 mill ) , Williamson and others. The players seem to like him ( although if that was a sign of liking him on saturday ..!!!) . I dont want to come across all Pardewite, but the likes of Solsjaer have had no real influence. Cardiff were better under Mackay and we would have beaten them in cup with Remy. I would imagine that that decision was foistered on Pardew by Ashley – ie not to play Remy.

  • 35 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:49 AM


    Pardew allegedly gives the scouts a breakdown of the type of players he wanted as well as his own personal favourite Obertan to provide pace!! Yes Obertan for Routledge, master stroke hmmm….

    We have a manager whose set play tactic in over 3 years is a high hopeful ball to Willo for a hit and hope knockdown!!

  • 36 Graeme // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Rotunda – wouldn’t it be an amazing statement of our total dissatisfaction if there were less than 10,000 at the Man Utd game.
    It would be on every tv screen in the country, in every newspaper around the world.
    It would drive the point home, in such a forcefull manner, that enough is enough.
    The embarassment on MA’s head would be immense, completely unescapable. He either has to accept responsibility or place it squarely on his Manager, who would be sacked.
    One way or another, it would be a catalyst for change. If only!!!!

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:56 AM


    Not true. In our rare moments of getting the ball on the deck and passing in the opposition half as well as our own, over 90 mins ie away to Norwich I was very fulsome in my praise.

    I alluded to the fact that when Pardew gets it right he really gets it right, but the inconsistency and the ability to so regularly hit the self-destruct button when we are doing well is alarming,

    For example breaking up the Willo MYM partnership to accommodate a very poor Saylor on no proper basis at all. It just happens too many times when people are not selected on form and other agendas are afoot.

  • 38 Ginger // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Munster mag

    I’d take Poyet. I like the way he sets his team up. I did at Brighton and I do at Sunderland. It’s just a shame how God awful that team is. Not even sure it’s championship standard. Yet everytime we’ve played him he’s completely outclassed us, whether that was with Brighton or Sunderland.

    Cardiffs manager needs more time before I can decide.

  • 39 beermonkey // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM


    an Italian club roma I think the fans boycotted a match it was in the papers not long ago so it works as a one off

    I am surprised the nust’s and other groups are not trying for a 1 off boycott as I think they will have a lot more takers, there is more to going to matches than the match so asking people to give it up long term in a none starter but a one off I am sure most would get onboard.
    I generally get to a couple of away games if I can (sadly not this season) I also goto the local championship team with my mates and its great, beer football more beer home in time to slump in the chair just as motd starts there is no better Saturday I couldn’t ask people to give it up long term

    also surprising is the lack of drum beating over the sale of the land not even ed did an article on it
    reguardless of weather we can build on it or not it still asset stripping and we know the cash isn’t going into the club

  • 40 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM


    That’s seriously all it would take.

    If only people realised it’s them who have the ultimate power to end this awful situation we find ourselves in, week after week, match after match.

  • 41 welshgeordie9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    If we best man utd this weekend, when was the last time we done the double over them

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM


  • 43 toon kk // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    One of the big problems is 50,000 people would turn up to SJP and watch 11 kids off the street in a black and white shirts if MA had them as our team and Mash knows it. Fans might complain when they kept getting hammered but still come back.
    Well that’s what they’re doing with our so called professionals.
    Mikes pockets are full, he must love it.

  • 44 oldbobaycliffe // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    ashley must be laughing all the way to the bank southampton have just registered large debts for players and training ground just the excuse not to spend in the summer.anyone want to bet that gosling gets a new contract and some of those out on loan will be in the first team

  • 45 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM


    I would say a lot of players have regressed under pardew.

    Cabaye had won everything in France and was a regular CL player so was going to be good wherever he went, in spite of not because of a poor coach like pardew.

    I think we can put cabaye’s development much more to Rui garcia. Also Tiote looked good under Hughton too.

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:13 PM


    Pardew should have rested and rotated players over the hectic christmas period but chose not to until the cup game and people like gouffran just look out on their feet now.

    Pardew’s comment on that home fa cup game with bottom of the table cardiff with a new manager only installed that morning and with cardiff also resting key players was ” we contained them well first half” !!!!

    Ditto that performance at home to reading , sunderland twice etc etc. How many times can pardew say ” that not a NUFC performance”

  • 47 toonluvva // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Why not stage a walk out at half time against Man Utd.

    Sky will quickly pick it up even if it isn’t a televised match.

    It will cause such a fuss that it will be mentioned in the financial pages and could put the spotlight firmly on Mr Ashley. He is quite happy if all the negative press remains in the sports section, but wont like it making the financial section one little bit.

  • 48 Ancientcoptic // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Headlines about our games with “Gutless Performance” being a description are becoming far too common.

    One of many, and there are many more to come, unless something changes.

  • 49 Rotonda heights // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Sums it up rather well

  • 50 nufc 11 // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    The 2 nufc full backs should be ashamed of them selves along with the others. I never seen worse defending you wouldnt see it in sunday league football. Santon hasnt got a clue how to defend has to be the worse italian defender ever the way he ran out ball watching for their second was criminal hard to belive that a pro could do that hiadara was no better reminds me when we tryed to play n’zogbia at LB few years back hadnt got a clue, who is coaching the defence at the club? they should fired Ive siad it for a long time someone like Tony Adams would need to brought in as a number 2 a leader of men to coach the bk 4 and make them hard as nails and well organised its a joke at the moment we need a clear out form top to bottom.

  • 51 Nufc-83 // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:27 PM




    LDJ (send him back)
    Remy (gutted he wont stay)

    Side for next season
    Debuchy (please stay) New CB Colo Santon
    Sissokho Tiote New CM
    HBA New st New forward/winger

    If really lucky new CB for Colo and new Lb for santon.

  • 52 Nufc-83 // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Oh and Mbiwa out aswell

  • 53 Thump // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    @toonluvva: Would be a fantastic idea if we hadn’t already ploughed money into Ashley’s pockets by buying the tickets. A better idea would be to not buy a ticket at all. I’m not one for setting negative records but under Pardew we’ll continuously set them regardless. Let’s do it on our own terms.

  • 54 Oldgit1 // Mar 31, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    It’s obvious that the first team are not playing for the club or fans, I suggest we play the under 21 s give them a go, at least we can see if they are the ones for the future or not. Ok we will most likely get beat. So what!!! Can’t see the current first 11 winning any of the remaining games.
    Starting to get bored re NUFC, can’t see many new faces coming in the summer and I can see next season being another massive disappointment as any players coming in will need time to bed in, that’s the excuse Pardew will come out with.
    It’s my birthday today and my wife has bought me a coat from the nufc shop, not wanting to sound ungrateful but isn’t this more money going to fat Ash. Nice coat though.

  • 55 toon kk // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Why do some think there will be a mass exit? Three or four out same back in. Some will be given new contracts and players we loaned out will become part of the first team.

    There’s absolutely NO way Mash will turn into the big spender. Maybe in January to keep us in the premier league.

  • 56 validator // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    The club needs a massive clear out and investment this summer

  • 57 Ciaran // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Petition to get Alan Pardew removed as manager? Is that all people are willing to do to effect change at our football club? They will sign an online form yet still go to the matches, and buy the merchandise, buy the pints and pies inside the ground, but as long as they have signed an online petition they have done their bit.

    That’ll show Ashley and Pardew that we mean business.

    Jesus wept.

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    toon kk
    People think there will be mass exits because the club have confirmed as much
    Several players out of contract, they may well be given new ones but wow great another season of Shola and Gosling

    Others have under a year remaining, like HBA, what makes you think they will sign new contracts btw?
    The club have said anyone with a year left will have to be looked at, if they don’t sign a contract they will be moved on

    Then there our players like Colo or seemingly Debuchy who seem to want out
    We’ll be without Remy and LDJ, that’s 2 already, 3 or 4 out? No chance, summer is going to be a horror show on Tyneside

  • 59 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Agree, wouldn’t play a single one of the lads who let’s be honest disgraced themselves over the last two games!

  • 60 toon kk // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Can someone answer me what enjoyment they get out of going to watching us play at the moment. I’m a bit baffled, turning up knowing we’re going to get hammered, very strange.

  • 61 toon kk // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    the club tells a lot of lies. If we had a ambitious owner I’d be looking forward to the summer.
    sorry if I sound negative but we’ve been let down so many times.

  • 62 aidytoon9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    The only thing that will work is by not renewing season tickets. The problem is the owner!
    After a new owner comes in with any sence he will then bring in a forward thinking manager.
    Massive clean out of players also needed bot would keep about eight.

  • 63 aidytoon9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM


  • 64 south coast toon // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    i just want to see us play good attacking football pards isnt the man for the job, but his not all his fault, cabeye should of gone after wourld cup and replacement brought in before he went, strikers cost money ldy is not good enough
    we are standing still and things arent going to change much unless we get a new owner and manager

  • 65 AaranD // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    It really is showing how much the team revolved around Cabaye. Thank god he stayed till January otherwise we would be looking at a lot worse of a situation.

    It’s bewildering that before the Southampton game we were 1 point above them, yet on the field we were miles apart.

    Many of us knew that come this stage of the season we would have nothing to play for, but the players should be staking a claim for a World Cup place for their respective countries. So it bothers me that many of them seem disinterested, now is that the managers or the players fault?
    Where as you look at Southampton, who are in the same predicament as us, and they arguably put in a performance of the season. That may be partly down to just how terrible we were but even so, they were head and shoulders behind above us and 4-0 was flattering to us.

  • 66 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    You need to start somewhere…in the end this have to be bearable until Mike sells up (and lord knows that can take a while)???

    I’ll sign that partition! I promise I won’t go to matches, won’t buy merchandise and I won’t buy any pints and pies inside the ground!

    Where do I sign?

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    ….I won’t even watch the games period! ;)

  • 68 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    …ohh! and I promise I won’t buy a season ticket either!

  • 69 Ciaran // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM


    You can be as facetious as you like but the point still stands. What will signing an online petition achieve when there will be 50,000 there on Saturday?

  • 70 TurkishFan101 // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    It hurts me to say this but, hope we lose all 6 remaining fixtures so we finish below 10th. We don’t deserve to be anywhere near top 8-10, its purely luck and because of Cabaye and Remy leading the team to get motivated otherwise as you know we are going to get relegated.

    Lucky enough Remy and Cabaye have made Pardew look like a average manager…

  • 71 aidytoon9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    If we are wanting our club to go forward we need to stay away, I won’t go back until he is gone.
    That to me shows we are standing up to him and supporting the club for a better future.

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Ruddy…sometimes it’s about setting SMART goals and not just reaching for the sky.

    Call me what you want mate, but try and be more respectful of what other want to achieve while you try to reach your goals. The don’t count each other out you know?

  • 73 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM


  • 74 stuart no9 // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    I wanted a boycott of the ground last season – I got slaughtered for that remark . It wasn’t such a bad idea after all, was it ?????? Some people on this blog just think they know better than anyone else , not mentioning any names !

  • 75 Ciaran // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM


    Perhaps you should look up the word facetious before you assume it’s an insult.

  • 76 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    stuart…of course it wasn’t mate!

    we all have a voice and should be heard! Maybe it won’t change anything, but neither will doing nothing. Sometimes the smallest of actions can inspire others!

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Ruddy…my respond was not directed at you calling me facetious (well call me what you want was, but…) the rest was a response to you always having a go at us for believing in something else than you or going about it differently.

    Lord knows we don’t have to agree on any of this – just be respectful about it.

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Well maybe I have always thought facetious was use to describe something nonessential (never thought that was meant in a positive may?)

    …but hi, I am not English ;)

  • 79 Ciaran // Mar 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    I don’t see what was disrespectful about the way I engaged with you. Perhaps you could enlighten me.

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