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Season Becoming A Disaster – Magpies Torn Apart By Red Devils

5:36 pm, Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 140 Comments

Maybe the best that can be said about this game is that at least Newcastle players put in the effort that they didn’t show last week at Southampton – but it was the extra class of the Manchester United players that allowed them to open up the Newcastle defense, and we went down again 4-0 – this time at home.

juan mata after scoring first goal

Juan Mata after scoring first goal direct from free kick

This was really another disastrous result for Newcastle, even if the display was not as bad as last week at St. Mary’s, but performances like this will be doing Alan Pardew no good at all, and if he doesn’t think his job is now in danger – he should probably think again.

It looks like Newcastle’s season finished at Hull City when he headbutted David Meyler – and was banned for 7 games – so he has to take full responsibility for the last five games being little short of a disaster.

Newcastle have lost four of our five games since Hull, scored one goal and conceded 12 goals – and it’s simply been disastrous.

We have lost 10 of the last 15 league games (we’ll not even mention the 2-1 home defeat against Cardiff  in the FA Cup) and failed to score in 10 of them – and this follows last season’s run when we lost 10 of 13 league games ending when we lost 2-1 to Reading at home. 🙁

And since Alan Pardew and the coaches worked on the defense all last week, it’s going to be interesting to hear what the manager says about this display – but this season is now turning into an absolute disaster for the club – and the boos sounded load and clear at the end of this game – because it’s just not good enough.

Here’s a report of the game today.

After two minutes Dan Gosling had a header which he put wide of the post, and probably should have done better.

And then after 11 minutes Williamson did well to cut out a cross from the right wing for a corner,  as Newcastle were actually awake in the game, and were making a decent start.

And on 16 minutes Tiote had a snap shot from the edge of the penalty area, but Cheick put the ball well over the bar.

Davide Santon was showing up well and he put in some good runs down the right wing, and he was our main attacking threat so far.

And after 24 minutes Davide put over a tremendous right wing cross that Papiss Cisse headed nicely towards goal,  and it was going in, but the goalkeeper touched the ball over the bar for a corner – that was a good effort from Papiss.

But then after 39 minutes Manchester United went ahead and it seemed a rather harsh decision against Gosling, for a foul on Darren Fletcher just outside the penalty box, on the right hand side.

And up stepped Joan Mata and with that left foot of his he put the ball over the wall and into the back of the net, so it was a touch of class that put the Red Devils 1-0 up.

And then with Manchester surging forward after 44 minutes,  Hernendez was clean through and he put the ball past Elliot, but the ball hit the upright and was cleared, but that was a glaring miss from the Mexican striker.

Newcastle had played quite well in the first half, but we still offered very little threat up front, and had never really looked like scoring, apart form the Cisse header.

But that was as close as we got, because in the second half,  the class of Manchester United, and our lack of it – showed through big time.

After 50 minutes Hernandez went down the right wing and cut the ball back to Mata, who then smashed the ball into the back of the net, to put Manchester United up 2-0 with his second goal of the game.

And then on 64 minutes it was Januzaj who put the ball beautifully through to Kagawa in the inside left position in the penalty box,  and he pulled the ball  back to Hernandez who smashed the ball into the back of the net and it was 3-0.

And then in stoppage time – just to make it 4-0 in successive games for Newcastle, it was Januzaj who did a great one two in the box with Mata, before slotting the ball into the goal to make the rout complete.

All four Manchester United goals today were classy goals – and that’s something Newcastle have none of – not at the moment – and certainly not in this team we fielded today.

It was a better performance but another disastrous result for Newcastle and in our last 15 league games we one draw and four wins – 13 points from 15 games – after were had been in 6th place in the league after the 5-1 win over Stoke.

And now we visit Stoke – and we have to hope that Loic Remy is fit for that game.

The squad we have with five good players out injured is simply not good enough – and now we seem to be back to square one – and Newcastle will have to bring in a number of very good players if we are to do well next season.

But right now that’s looking very doubtful.

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Newcastle  (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Dan Gosling, Yoan Gouffran (Shola Ameobi 85); Luuk de Jong (Hatem Ben Arfa 61), Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Paul Dummett, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Adam Armstrong

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Anders Lindegaard; Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Patrice Evra (Alexander Büttner 65); Darren Fletcher, Marouane Fellaini (Nani 70); Ashley Young (Adnan Januzaj 18), Juan Mata, Shinji Kagawa; Javier Hernandez
Subs not used: David de Gea, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley, James Wilson

Referee: Kevin Friend

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140 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    You having a laugh Ed?

    Another sh1te performance infront of the Geordie faithful

    In all fairness we should of put the game to bed before they opened the scoring but once more paid the price for penny pinching and not getting a couple of prolific goalscorers, Cisse had chance after chance, a couple forced good saves but the majority wide of the target
    LDJ offered nothing in terms of goal threat, HBA can’t shoot on target to save his life and Gouffran is anonymous on the wings

    As for the back line Jesus wept, never seen such lethargic sluggish defending they passed around our back four like they were those yellow training dummies!

    Tiote is the only one showing any form of determination, but looks like he’s struggling to keep it going

    3 games 11 goals conceded not a sniff at goal from us
    I said before the game, in spite of Pardews tactics and set up, or Carvers dinosaur team talks, if the players couldn’t get fired up for this fixture there are some serious deep rooted issues

    In other words lads……. Were fcuked

  • 2 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Pardew should have S Taylor on instead of Colo , colo has lost it and shows nothing but going through the motion’s, he is Chronic now … At least Taylor would show passion despite his sometimes lack of concentration ..He would not give up without a fight .

    Pardew is about to make a statement live on Radio Newcastle …Please jack it in .Go before your pushed..retain some pride.

  • 3 Ancientcoptic // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    We had the most possession, and something like 5 efforts on goal to their zero in the first 35 minutes. To go from that to a 4 goal drubbing is the epitome of sloppy.

    It wouldn’t be so bad if they were fierce and a tour de force, but Man Utd looked like a poor side to me.

    If Pardew is staying, he must change his coaching set up.

    Mike Ashley is going to take a double hit if we down next season, what with his advertising also invested in being in the Premier League. I cannot imagine that Pardew’s position is very secure right now.

    This is going on 2 years now, that Pardew has been bringing Shola on late in games, for pointless cameo appearances, it is getting embarrassing.

    You can blame the hierarchy if you have no say in transfers or staff… but there is nobody to blame for the bizarre sub choices.

  • 4 toonking // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    even without selling any of our current crop of players we need to this summer
    sign 2 goal scoring strikers
    1 LW 1 RW 1 CAM who can be a consistant threat at goals
    1 CB

    ofcourse getting that many attacking players is going to be very dear so just get 1 goal scoring striker in the summer and 1 in january. but we must bring in 2 wingers 1 striker and 1 CAM.

    out HBA marvo obatan saylor dejong shola and anita

  • 5 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I understand it’s not just pardspew who is the problem it’s fatty! As I’ve stated before, fatty is the cancer and puppet is a tumour but to defend him is a disgrace regardless of egats happened with players being sold

  • 6 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM


    My point is why is benny their defending in the fcukin first place? He come on foe LDJ who was playing as a 10 and as far as I could see there was no change of formation which would of made benny play on the right!

  • 7 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    average apology accepted

    but arfa and collo were badly at fault for 2 goals
    and the whole squad is shocking for a big prem team

    man u had alot of players out but could still bring on januji (sp) and nani
    we bring on arfa n ameobi and thats after starting out of form de jong cisse a young hiadara n players playing on the wing because we havent got any wingers

    its a shambles like!

  • 8 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Wtf is a number 10 playing in the hole tracking back at right-back for? Because puppet makes him incase he gets dropped or blamed

  • 9 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Groundhog day

  • 10 BuckLuck // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Average_Contents @5

    Spot on!

  • 11 Newtain // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Can any Pardew sympathisers please tell me they still think he deserves to be manager?

    This result dispels 2 of Pardew’s favourite excuses. 1) midweek games are responsible for losses [they just played the best team in europe] and 2) our injuries/no Cabs cost us games [they rested 8 players!!].

    Yes Ashley withholds money and we don’t have an amazing squad but we ARE BETTER than the current results. One pathetic late goal vs Palace is a win and goal that papers over a string of woeful results. Heck we were even gifted goals by Hull the week before! Pardew was outsmarted by a manager who has consistently come up short this season – we got nailed by a woeful XI. Even under this regime, a better manager could get something more out of these players, perhaps doing that most risqué of things and actually altering the formation…

    I don’t live in Newcastle, i suffer from afar supporting this team. I implore you, nay I beg you, please protest and get this dinosaur out. His defensive management style has ruined my pleasure in watching the team I have loved for 20 years.

  • 12 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM


    I would still rather have benny on the wing ( even though it’s not his preferred position) than a fcuking defensive midfielder!

    Surely you see that?

  • 13 NUFCarter // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Ed effort? it was non existant

  • 14 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    I can only see us picking up points against Cardiff at home. Another poor season from us. We should’ve signed 6 players in the summer and 3 in January. We’re about 8/9 players short now.

  • 15 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Online Guy

    Why get my hopes up? A statement you say?

    I tune in to hear the drip rambling his platitudes once again and basically calling the entire squad shite – no wonder they all appear not to want to play for him. Sick of him.

    Get rid of the dour, negative soul, get a modern minded manager in and watch the team perk up.

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Are Pardew really going to survive this?…and why does he want to survive this?

    …he most see where this is going for both Newcastle, it’s fans and for himself! Is he really that reckless and careless?

    What a fool he is/and what a fool he takes us for!

  • 17 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    average it doesn’t matter mate he was a yard away!
    so it was his fuskin job!

    its a team game simple as that at, for his 40-50 grand that he gets paid for his 30 minutes work i actually expect him to work and be switched on regaurdless if he’s an attacker or defender!

    i’ve seen suarez, rooney n negrado all defend and track back and there strikers!

  • 18 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Pardew just said live on radio ..”.we are caught between
    2 stool’s !…we come up against a side that played really well, at 2 nil we were still in the game , you got to get 2 to win and we are struggling to get the first goal ,,(mentions a lot of players giving a decent performance) , I felt for the players today , we’v got to be realistic as to where we are”!

  • 19 toonicle // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Terrible game again. Why bring Shola on instead of armstrong at the end? At least let the kid have a run out FFS. Only positive was santon at RB, he looked good.

  • 20 toonking // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    if he did start with HBA and he player today the same way he played against southampton then we have only got rubbish on the bench.

    what pardew is thinking here is HBA has looked much better on the days he comes off the bench and if he is not going to be at newcastle next season why not just try out others incase ashley yet again doesn’t do much in the transfer window.

  • 21 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    for the 2nd that’s clearly Colo’s fault, but for the 4th, that’s not really an indivual responsibility, but if you really want to blame someone, that’s not Ben arfa ,even if he wasnt far from the action, His role is to attack and maybe to defend on Buttner, not to defend on Januzaj, if they were two on Santon, then that’s williamson or tioté’s fault

    to conclude, the 2nd = Colo
    the 4th = the defence but thats not individual

    then, why didnt you blame Gosling for the 1st or Williamson for the 3rd? why? maybe because you hate Benny isnt it?

  • 22 Sazzer // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Bayern 3 shots on target – 1 goal.
    Newcastle 4 shots on target – 0 goal.
    Man U against Bayern 4 shots on target – 1 goal.
    Man U against Newcastle 4 shots on target – 4 goal.

  • 23 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM


    for the 2nd that’s clearly Colo’s fault, but for the 4th, that’s not really an indivual responsibility, but if you really want to blame someone, that’s not Ben arfa ,even if he wasnt far from the action, His role is to attack and maybe to defend on Buttner, not to defend on Januzaj, if they were two on Santon, then that’s williamson or tioté’s fault

    to conclude, the 2nd = Colo
    the 4th = the defence but thats not individual

    then, why didnt you blame Gosling for the 1st or Williamson for the 3rd? why? maybe because you hate Benny isnt it?

  • 24 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Online guy

    Damn you for saying it was a statement lol bit in all seriousness we all know he hasn’t got the class to walk

  • 25 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    average i can see that but would we have won as many games with him constantly on the wing?

    imo not a chance
    sissko has done very well and actually plays till the last minute and puts tackles in and runs up and down the pitch all game

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    You can maybe take this endless B=====ks against your Man city’s, Chelsea’s etc but your Sunderlands 3-0 at home 2 years running and your Fulhams away, no I’m not having it. PARDEW OUT!

    We had a 10M striker in Cisse whose confidence is now shot and another in LDJ who was once rated at 15M !!

    Now Not scored in 11 out of 15 , that has to be a new record even for Pardew. Does he do any attack training whatsoever?

    0-4 Spurs
    0-3 Everton
    0- 4 Southampton
    0-4 Manu reserves who just played Bayern midweek.

    0-15 in just 4 games, 3 of them at home !!!!!!

    And before people say it, Cabaye played in 5 losing matches out of 7 just before he left.

  • 27 Sir Braveheart // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    I was one who thought Pardew was doing the best with what he had. I still believe that. Unfortunately I now think that his best isnt the squads best.

    I believe the buck stops with Ashley not investing into the squad, but someone else would have us playing better than this. Right now we look like every game we’re going to concede, and against any half decent team its looking like at least 2-3 goals conceded and we’re not looking likely to score. Two last minute winners were welcomed, but just paper over the issues we have. Failure to score in 10 out of 15 games is relegation material.

    As much as I think Pardew isnt the man for the job, I know we wont get anyone better if he goes. Pardew haters can say all they want, but theres no one out there better who Ashley would pay for who would work under Ashleys terms. There isnt. So we’re stuck in limbo, until Ashley goes or Pardew resigns.

  • 28 toonking // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    manchester united strikers rooney RVP
    bayern munich strikers thomas muller mario mandzukic

    newcastle striker cisse and dejong.

  • 29 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Average, the presenter said Statement after the game

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Not sure why individual performances are being singled out
    Collectively we had the chance to be coasting with a comfortable lead by 35 minutes
    Collectively we failed to do that
    Collectively we hit the self destruct button and imploded and got ripped apart by a poor Man Utd team

    The manager, the coaches, the players – all the players, should be taken to task over there effort and commitment in 2014
    But they won’t because the sh1t on the pitch is merely echoed from the sh1t being filtered down from Ashley

    Thanks Mike……….you cnut

  • 31 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    franc ffs lad i’ve explained it and i ain’t a benny hater but i am a hater of players that don’t put effort in and that certainly don’t play for the team

    and again i’ll say the player who scored shouldn’t have got the ball simply because the only player that could have stopped him let him get it!

    now if that was santon or willo or dick van fuskin dyke i’d have hammered him for it! understand now??

  • 32 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Why Shola?

  • 33 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Some people just seem to hate flair managers like martinez and laudrup and would rather have a diet of pardew dirge served up every match. Very sad really.

  • 34 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM


    No because he’s not a winger, and sissoko does do very well on the wing and that’s what puppet loves, a good old fashioned workhorse (think Jonas but better) but to play a dcm on the wing is a disgrace and he does shit like this on a regular basid

  • 35 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    alan Pardew must be worried about his bonus.

  • 36 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM


    RVP and Rooney were`nt playing lol.

  • 37 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Sir Braveheart

    Must have plentiful contacts in the game to know nobody will be interested.

    Pardew has strangled all attacking instincts out of the squad and now they’re clearly not playing for him.

    Relegation scrap is absolutely inevitable if the fans allow Pardew to remain here into next season. Overstayed his welcome and brought the club into disrepute on and off the field.

  • 38 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    where were RVP and Rooney today?

  • 39 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    We were far better when we played a 4-3-3 with ba-cissé-benny

    Ba isnt here today, but there’s Remy and it reminds me we were not bad with Remy on the left (dont remember what match it was but he scores 2 goals playing in a left position in a 4-3-3. That’s pretty better for Hatem too, in a 4-4-2 he has defensive duties and he isnt good in that.

    So, why dont we play with 4-3-3, the last results of our team playing 4-4-2 are horrible!! De jong/cissé is clearly not a good association in attack but Pardsh*** insist with that again and again

    with the 4-3-3 we were 5th 2 years ago and Benny shine with beautiful goals. This year, our biggest defeats were in a 4-4-2…

  • 40 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM


    In the real world, No one, not even the most ardent and delusional pardew apologists can really argue with that.

  • 41 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Rotonda heights

    He`s not very bright bit like Pardumb

  • 42 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    The club is rotten from top to bottom and nobody gives a fcuk as they turn up in there droves, all being good little supporters not allowed to have a voice or an opinion under this regime of oppression!


  • 43 toonking // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    i was talking about man uniteds mid week team RVP might not have been playing but rooney was
    and anyway the fact is overall is the best two strikers we own are cisse and shola.

  • 44 toonking // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    anyway like i say you love this team thing it can do very well with a manager like martinez so ROTANDA and DAZTOON you are both ASHLEY LOVERS

  • 45 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Your right socks isn’t a winger, but we’re playing 442 so not really using wingers but traditional widemen
    Not saying it’s right but it entails a different set off duties especially with only 2 CM’s
    In a 433 you have the cover of a CDM but not so much in a 442, if the fullback overlaps the wideman needs to be prepared to drop
    Not saying the 4th was HBA’s fault btw, haven’t seen had stopped watching by then, just trying to offer an opinion, for all I know we’d shifted formation by then!

  • 46 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    What was the “process” today Alan? Where was the “fret”? What happened to our “energy level intensity” in the big game scenario? Will we be working all week on a reaction?

  • 47 Sazzer // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    We controlled the game until Mata scored and was certainly in the game until half-time then Pardew decides to put Cisse on the right wing and Colo made huge mistake. Then Pardew decides to take off a striker and put in an offensive fullback and after that Sir Terrible Moyes looked like a tactical genius.

  • 48 Average_Contents // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Anyway I’ve had my rant even though I said to myself I wasn’t coming on here after that shitshow, so I’m off fellow toon supporter’s

    Have fun and be nice (unlike me to manxpie) you know I love you really ;v

  • 49 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    You can guarantee if we had had a midweek game, you’d never have heard the end of it from Pardew.

    To not score in 11 out of 15 games and we’re talking against sunderland and fulham included, shows what a defensive mindset pardew has and is almost surrendering all the initiative from the off every match.

  • 50 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    rotunda but ya keep saying that wat about our actuall goal scorer????
    remy was missing for 8 of them games as well as cabeye
    so again who are our replacements and remember we haven’t got any wingers to supply chances??

  • 51 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM


    You talk out your arse.

    Pardew backs up everything the fatman does so by supporting Pardew that makes you an Ashley lover,you stupid boy

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    At the end of the day change the owner, the manager and players and deal with it

    End of

    Stop moaning Manxpie every time you come on here which is a bit strange considering you only come on here once a week.

  • 53 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Whatever is happening in front of our eye’s right now will keep on happening season ,and the season after that ..Pardew is tactically inept , he got lucky on a few game’s but in the long term he has been proved inadequate as a manager..

    Iv supported him for a few years now , but now its transparent that he is not up to the job ..

    He should walk, because playing the court jester as Ashley’s YES man will come back on him in the future ..

    I also think He’s wrecked Ben Arfa as a player ..the kid’s depressed and has lost all his confidence .

    Pardew managed to turn Mascherano and Tevez into substitutes at West Ham .., Those 2 players are world class. .What does that tell you about Pardew..?

    Answers on a postcard.

  • 54 lew // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Blaming this and that, I blame Pardew, and put all my hopes on new manager and 6-7-8 players in the summer. I also hope we sell with a sell-on-fee if we do sell the likes of Cisse, Arfa, Debuchy etc.

    How is he not sacked yet this season?

    I hope we get a non-puppet man with autority, who doesn’t destroy attackers by making them defend off the ball.. WHAT A NIGHTMARE

  • 55 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM


    yes i was waiting to hear about what the process was today or any of his other poncey pseudo-intellectual BS.

  • 56 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    I identified ldj as a lanky streak of pish in his first game. Is pardew telling me that armstrong can’t do better? I’m not saying armstrongs the answer, but he could not do any worse than de jong.

    Pardew is so cautious, it’s no wonder we have no “fret”. We even get 11 men behind the ball to defend a freekick.

  • 57 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    online guy


  • 58 lew // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    And no way De Jong is coming this summer. He’s acting like a child at a pub…

  • 59 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    The only positive today is looking at the table and seeing the scum planted to the bottom of it……

    How sad is that 🙁

  • 60 toonking // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    well until you and anyone else starts to change your record from the same old players being pardewed, pardew too defensive and saying that a manager like martinez or laudrupp would have us playing quality, I’m going to keep insisting you are ashley lovers because you are making it sound like he has created a great team which can manage to finish in the top 6 and that pardew has just destroyed everything.

  • 61 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Pardew’s treating Ben Arfa and Marveaux the same as he did with Tevez and Mascherano. He favours English players who are simply not good enough. We need a foreign manager. Temuri Ketsbaia would be a good appointment. At least he can beat the players up if they’re not performing.

  • 62 yo-yo // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Time’s right for clear out

    rant over

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM


    since when did pardew play with wingers
    Cisse looked great in a 433 but not as a random right winger. Gouffran is not a defensive left mid.

    How can you keep defending the indefensible match after match. At some point it must occur even to you that maybe, just maybe Pardew is partly to blame. yeah think about that.

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    How the hell are we ever going to change the shambles going on at the club, can’t even agree with a few posters on a blog!

    And still SJP will be full every game until the end of the season, the Fatman is laughing all the way to the bank

  • 65 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM


    Spot on .

  • 66 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM


    What’s the point here?? If you want to know my opinion, i think , indeed, Ben arfa has not defend well at all!! But you single out the 2nd goal and the 4th, why the 4th?!!

    Imo, we were dominating the first half but our final third is so poor and need 40 attemps to score one. Then, the 2 goals killed the match and these 2 goals came from a Gosling’s fault and Colo’s fault

    So, why not blaming Gosling then? and why not williamson for the 3rd? Why did you single out Ben arfa for the 4th when obviously he didnt defend well (that’s not his best job..) but the others didnt do the job too

    that’s why i call you a Ben arfa hater, because you single out HIM and that 4th goal, when the game was already lost, and when you consider the treatment Benny has receive in the press by his manager and in the game time he has been offered, I would have defend on the same way against their winger with a 3-0 at the 90th.

  • 67 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    The guy on radio newcastle who interviews pardew after the game is shit. Why doesn’t he just open with “Alan, the fans are embarrassed week in week out, and they’re ringing in their droves to call for you to be sacked. What do you say to them after yet another gutless performance?”

  • 68 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    rotunda so wats your answer then you keep on putting up that stat but forget to say that both our most productive players were gone!?

  • 69 Sazzer // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    True but it’s not only our strikers fault that our midfielders and defenders can’t cross decent ball in.

    Cisse outscored most of those Bayern Munich strikers when he was in Freiburg.

  • 70 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Marveaux is a similar player to Mata and Mata made the difference today. Valencia, Mata, Janazaj, Kagawa, Rooney and possibly Evra are key players for Man . The rest are average. They need to sign 1 striker, 3 midfielders and 6 defenders in the summer.

  • 71 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    All in all another appalling performance, has anyone seen/heard Pardew’s post match interview? More of the same I’m guessing, I don’t even want to see it.
    De Jong is nowhere near the standard we need, he couldn’t even time his leap for most of his headers. Gouffran playing as CDM? Abysmal team set up and shape.
    Everything was terrible after the 38th min, up until then Man Utd were doing their level best to let us score as well.

  • 72 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM


    The way Pardew sets the team up is called fear football..he’s scared of getting another stuffing at home and opposing Management and teams sense that ..another 6-0 at home would see him walking defensive priorities are the norm ..That never works . He’s got a lot of pressure on him and he’s hanging on ..He need’s the wage .

  • 73 ramboreilly // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Pardew is fast turning into the worst manager the club has ever had.He has now lost more than he has won.Dinnis and Ardiles were more hamstrung than Pardew,Gullit comes close.Its the manner of the defeats,that makes him the worst,I have never ever known a Newcastle manager suffer so many hammerings as Pardew.If he had any decency he would resign,but nobody loves Pardewas much as Pardew does,not even Ashley.The fans should get rid of him,before next season.

  • 74 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM


    Shut up you clown.

    Try to engage your tiny little brain before you post anything.

    Like i give a shit that you think i`m an Ashley lover you Moron.

    This coming from someone who thought we sold Ferdinand to buy Shearer and that pass and move football can only be played by players with the speed of Obertan.

    Don`t think i`ll lose any sleep on what you think !

  • 75 OhSholaAmeobi // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    the season ended when we sold Cabaye.

  • 76 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    franc jesus!
    was willo totally to blame for the 3rd?
    was it even a free kick for the 1st?

    was it an indervidual error for the 2nd
    was it an indervidual error for the 3rd

    quite simple really
    and it aint good enough and to think just them 2 players will take home £100,000 this week is disgraceful!

    gosling made a challenge and got the ball 1st =no free kick
    remember he also got elbowed in the face and the free kick went against him!!

  • 77 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    I’d keep Cisse and get rid of De Jong. We need to try to sign Remy. It’s still worth attempting to secure his services. He’d be a good signing for Man Utd actually as a replacement for the useless Welbeck.

  • 78 Robinio // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    you guys need to stop venting your spleen on par dew who is just a gutless muppet and figure a way to rid ourselves of the cancer called Ashley that is killing our club

  • 79 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    All we had to do was sign Grenier, Cabella and Demba Ba in jan. We would’ve been going for the champions league then.

  • 80 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Mick Lowes is far to much of a Gentleman to say that to Pardew

    Can you imagine Mick saying that ? Pardew and Ashley would ban Radio Newcastle.

  • 81 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Pardew:”I thought the commitment was on the pitch today …”

    Aye, so much so that Fellaini had the run of the park and never had to break sweat.

  • 82 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Pardew and Australian Batsmen will never walk.

  • 83 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Now we have nothing in midfield as Pardew hasn’t recalled Abeid and doesn’t play Marveaux. That’s why we haven’t scored any goals in ages.

  • 84 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    franc just noticed ya full name so thats the last post to ya!

  • 85 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    blackley nah he just tried his best to break peoples noses!
    dirty bar steward!

  • 86 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM


    He’s a journalist and should be doing his job. If he gets banned for putting the tough questions, so be it. It makes me want to puke to listen to him handing pardew excuses.

  • 87 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Gouffran’s best position is as a direct striker. He’s wasted out on the left. We need to splash the cash.

  • 88 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:42 PM


    Wouldn`t it work if maybe as a team we tried to create something rather than rely on individuals to score the goals.

    Your quick to blame the forwards for not defending but its ok for the defenders not to support the forwards.

  • 89 Robinio // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    temuri you are a deluded fool , so which of the top 4 do you reckon 3 signings would make us better than , to say nowt of the next 4 below them . there is zero chance of any decent signings with the fat asset stripper in charge

  • 90 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Name me a Worse manager in PL than Pardew.

  • 91 Barton // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Pardew’s comments after the game ‘i understand the fans frustrations’

    No You Bloody Don’t m8, if you did you would F$%K OFF!

  • 92 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:44 PM


    are u serious dude?? How can u tell that Williamson was not at fault for the 3rd and Ben arfa was for the 4th?!!

    Incredible!! I didnt say that Gosling and Williamson were at fault entirely for the 1st and the 3rd. I said Colo was for the 2nd, but the others were collective errors and i added if you blame Ben arfa for the 4th, why not blaming Gosling and Willo??

    Secondly, you are wrong when you say that it wasnt fault by Gosling, of course it was.

  • 93 Harley // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    We have no pace, no power and no creativity in our team at the minute.

    Kets is right. All we needed were 3 players in jan and we’d have been flying.

    Ba, cabella and even holtby on loan would’ve strengthened our squad even with the sale of Cabaye.

    I’m not defending pardew today as it’s his job to get them up for it but if we’d invested in jan I’m 100% sure we wouldn’t be on this predicament now.

  • 94 welshgeordie9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra
    April 5, 2014

    All of the managers that’s fighting relegation this season

  • 95 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM


    You are very right about needing a foreign, technical, modern, progressive coach. We have done for years. pardew is too stubborn to even have a technical assistant to do what he obviously can’t.

  • 96 Robinio // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    B&B please apply for the job I’d love to see his face when you asked him that

  • 97 Roger // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    This is the end of the Newcastle United Team.
    The team who is on the pitch today is not worth,
    to be a Toon. Send the all to hell, First Cisse, he is
    a joke, and then Colo, the second time in two games,
    he is the matchwinner for the others.
    All this players can go to hell.
    And Pardew and the Fat man, who owns this club,
    i pay 100 Pound if anybody send him to hell.
    Sorry, but this is enough.
    All fans stay outside the stadium at the next home game.

  • 98 welshgeordie9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Nice to see everybody’s happy this evening

    Dear me

  • 99 ramboreilly // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Actually Mick Lowes had a go of the team last week.He said it was a disgrace so many supporters had turned up to watch this rubbish,in an interview with Pardew.Pardew agreed,and said”trust me,it won’t happen against Man U”
    Pardew is so arrogant,he thinks he is still doing a good job.I have been in support of him for most of the season,now I hate the guy.

  • 100 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:49 PM


    Beg to differ

  • 101 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    I hope we keep Santon this summer. Very good player. Adds a lot to the team. Not sure about Hiadara. Dummett isn’t good enough.

  • 102 whome121212 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    i can take a 4-0 loss to Man Utd

    3-0 Everton home

    hell even the Fulham 1-0 but nothing and i mean nothing gets under my skin more than Pardew’s pre / post match comments. (team will react after Southampton……’goal fret’,’ my team always on front foot’, ‘ it wasnt us today’


  • 103 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    The trouble is we’re in the wrong catchment area. We need some intelligent, middle class youngsters from the south coast who can perhaps come into our team and give us that bit of creativity and can understand the process, a little bit. Not a lot but a little bit.

  • 104 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Gosling was at fault for their first goal and was pathetic all game. Pardew only plays him because he’s English.

  • 105 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    harley good post
    exactly but it seems that this run is all down to 1 man by the majority not at all to do with the squad that we’ve got

    because its the best squad since sir bobby or ever!!! in some posters minds 🙂 including you ruddy!

  • 106 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    As soon as I saw the line-up, I knew we were going to lose and not score. Marveaux and Ben Arfa would’ve changed the game.

  • 107 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM


    of course i have hba in my name because i love to watch this guy playing, and??

    I’m far more objective than you , because i recognize he didnt defend well on the 4th, I just added that was not the case to single out this player on that case and that was not his job, let’s talk about you now :
    you defend the poorest manager we have in the century, he has had many players in many years and has has the biggest record of defeats ( at home, in the derbies, in the hammering defeats,etc..) He has pardewed many good players

    he blames again and again marv and hba when Jonas and Shola play all the year… honestly, who is more objective between us??

  • 108 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    harley good post
    exactly but it seems that this run is all down to 1 man by the majority not at all to do with the squad that we’ve got

    because its the best squad since sir bobby or ever!!! in some posters minds 🙂 including you rotonda!

  • 109 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    sorry ruddy not you lol!

  • 110 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Put yourself in mick’s position Pardew is right in front of you ..Its your Job BB and you got to pay the mortgage and feed the kid’s, now what do you say to Pardew’s face ?

    Microphone to you BB …..

  • 111 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    franc ffs who would have stopped that 4th goal if he bothered???? now the word bothered is extremely important here!!??

  • 112 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    And I though Manchester united rested players against Munich for this game.

  • 113 anthc // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Understand fans frustrations no pardew you dont. We pay top whack to go to the match and expect a game of football which we haven’t seen for several games. The money we pay is hard earned and dare I say we give up alot of other things to afford it. I know I do. Pardew you get x amount of thousands of pounds to assemble a team and plan to at least give the opposition a game of football. What ever the result you get paid, our money might as well be thrown down the drain. Your a disgrace with boat loads of excuses, you’ve lost the players and the fans are beginning to hate you. Now fcuk off back to london you pathetic excuse of a man and manager.

  • 114 Lee Dodd // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Enough is Enough How many Times Do we have to Put up With This Shite… We had no one in the dug out box for most of the game they just sat in the dug out and said get on with it and hash it up your way …We need a New Captain as Coloccini as lost the plot.. De Jong should have been in The Grand National as he is a pure Cart Horse !!!

  • 115 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM


    you dont answer?? hmm?? you dont have enough arguments to fight? hahaha
    Get out and go leckin pard’s balls, you dont deserve to be a NUFC fan as Fat ashley and pardc**t

  • 116 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Toonking or Manx

    I can’t remember who said it as you kind of blur in to one with your ignorant nonsense but how exactly am I an Ashley lover?

    I agree I don’t think this squad is as bad as some make out and with an actual proper manager we would see far better attacking football with flair on a regular basis.

    But Ash appointed Pardew which is one of the worst decisions in a long line of awful decisions made by the club’s hierarchy so how am I an Ashley lover? Just a little dim I guess.

  • 117 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM


    good shout @ 79. would have gave us forward momentum and belief. Those players would have improved the team and squad ..we would have been challenging top 5 not giving up in January . Ashley’s decision

    We are wrecked as a real football club now owner that does not care about winning a trophy or Geordie pride.

  • 118 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    franc collo made a stupid mistake
    willo tried his best for the 3rd
    gosling put a tackle in which won the ball 1st plus stopped a goal threat anyways
    arfa didn’t even bother!!!!

    do you see my point now why i singled out them 2!!?

  • 119 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:01 PM


    If i was a journalist, I would do my job or else be out of one. The club shouldn’t get away with bullying or gagging journalists.

    How can pardew be allowed to say he thought we showed commitment without any challenge, especially when fans were ringing and texting in their droves to say the opposite? If the club want to ban radio coverage, so be it. Bring it on. Let the fight begin.

  • 120 Lee Dodd // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Now On to Alan Pardew Its Time for Alan to Quit after the Liverpool game and then Give Someone Else to Take us Further … We need new ideas & Most Of all New Players In The Summer… The Current Team are No Good at all… Man U – Everton – Sunderland Have Taken The P*%$ out of us at home this season – Does Mike Ashley Like this ?? Never seen such Rubbish Even Last Season was Better Than This !!!!

  • 121 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM


    He hasn’t got the class to go and there are still some sad acts who think, like Pardew himself does, that nothing is actually his fault.

  • 122 daztoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Rotonda heights

    One thinks we sold Ferdinand to buy Shearer the other sings “Toon Toon Come On Army “.

    They must have been separated at Birth

  • 123 manxpie // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    rotonda so who is this manager thats gonna get payed 500,00 grand to not have a full squad and not get any investment in 2 windows plus get his best players sold??

    go on you hammer him but please tell me his replacement or will you be happy with o’leary or curbishly under the same circumstances??

  • 124 toon kk // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Well for people who went to the so called match, well all I can say is I hoped you enjoyed it.
    Hope you didn’t expect a good game, even if you have a season ticket what’s the point? Id rather cut my losses than watch sh.t.

  • 125 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    manx, why are you insisting with that f****g 4th??!! We are at the 90th, man u are beating us 3 nul at home, who is the cunt who retain only this action of the match?? Pardew blame always Benny , marv and mbiwa, Benny has shown more than De jong or gosling to be a starter, do i have to put here a video of his exploits with the b&w shirt? no? you remember?!!

    He saved us many times and when he’s a starter, he’s often in the top of our MOTM poll

    He’s near Januzaj?? hmm? Williamson wasnt near of Chicharito? Santon wasnt near of Januzaj?

    Honestly, i have had enough of clowns for today , i cant continue talking to a pardew lover anymore, bye

  • 126 ramboreilly // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    I don’t think there is an Ashley lover left,save Billson.This was always going to happen.Its only going to get worse till the end of the season.A cheapskate owner and a cheap and chatty manager is not a good partnership,we have been lucky so far.Still think Pardew should resign.

  • 127 guvnor // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Under Pardew the crass bumbling oaf, Newcastle United have become a national joke just like he is. Hopefully that’s another nail in his coffin.

  • 128 francesco-hba // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    manx, why are you insisting with that f**ing 4th??!! We are at the 90th, man u are beating us 3 nul at home, who is the cun* who retain only this action of the match?? Pardew blame always Benny , marv and mbiwa, Benny has shown more than De jong or gosling to be a starter, do i have to put here a video of his exploits with the b&w shirt? no? you remember?!!

    He saved us many times and when he’s a starter, he’s often in the top of our MOTM poll. How can he return on the bench for every poor performance?! what about Jonas, Coloccini (this year), Shola, de jong, cissé,etc.. They have the right to playing poorly, but he doesnt? How can you be bothered then , with this f*** clueless manager?!! Open your eyes!! Nobody is still bothered for anythg , pardew has lost the plot, obviously

    He’s near Januzaj?? hmm? Williamson wasnt near of Chicharito? Santon wasnt near of Januzaj?

    Honestly, i have had enough of clowns for today , i cant continue talking to a pardew lover anymore, bye

  • 129 Rotonda heights // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    How do we know that cabella and grenier, even if they came, wouldn’t get the same treatment as Benny and Marv. Cabaye was here when we finished 16th and played in 5 losing games in a 7 game streak before he left.

  • 130 andrew84 // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Unfortunately the fact that 50000 sheep insist on turning up to watch this tripe is only going to encourage Ashley to stay. I will never attend another match until he’s gone and that chancer Pardew has gone with him.

  • 131 Online Guy // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM


    But what would you say to Pardew, if placed in Mick’s shoes ?????

  • 132 Ian Toon // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra- Pardew, Stuart Broad and Australian batsmen will never walk.

    Mr Tuff- just some housekeeping. Not everything is as it might appear! I thought I could expect a charge of plagiarism from the hapless Rob( mac-toon) but not you!
    If you are familiar with the Metro you will be aware that it has a regional coverage/ scope. I was told that my draft article” An alternative to current toon fan thinking ” would appear under a Metro Sport Reporter with which I was happy to agree.

    Aside from Santon and brief good opening play there was little to enthuse about. I didn’t travel to the Southampton game but I understand this was an improved showing!!!

  • 133 JP...from The Rock // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    We’re shite. We’re sooo bad that I’ve started betting against us and I am at least winning money. Though I prefer losing the money and seeing us win ffs. There’s no passion, no invention and our passing is always wayward, slow and predictable.

    We’re so boring that it makes watching paint dry sound interesting.

    And as I predicted when the game was already lost who did Pardew bring on from the bench?…yes you guessed it his bum-chum Strolla Ameobi!!!!! Not Armstrong who was itching to make his home debut oh noooo his bum-chum just had to get on!

    The commentators even mentioned how many minutes our strikers are without a goal and I was waiting to hear of Ameobi’s record, listen to this…Strolla has not scored in OVER 21 HOURS!!! Now for a ‘striker’ that is unforgivable and a disgrace to the shirt. I am sick to the teeth of seeing that lethargic waste of space play and still be around the stadium! FCUK OFF STROLLA YOU’RE PATHETIC!!! Worse still how on earth can Pardumb keep picking him!!!!!

    Unbelievable, it’s as if our manager we’re a masochist as he loves shooting himself on the foot!

    The future is not bright, it’s not black n white, it’s BLACK BLACK and EVEN BLACKER!! WE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!! AND GET WORSE!!!!!! I am sick of it!

  • 134 beermonkey // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    well have to be honest I turned it off when mata scored the second
    looks like it didn’t get any better

    did any1 see Ciaran on his magical misery tour
    if only he knew how miserable it would get

  • 135 Ian Toon // Apr 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    andrew84- many of the sheep you refer to were on Football Focus featuring the Wallsend Boys Club and the great toon fan/ scout -Peter Kirkley. It easy to be a fair weather fan but I spoke today to an older fan who saw us lose to Hereford back in the early 1970’s and has been a season ticket holder for 46 years and will be renewing next season. The toon are pretty much his life as his wife passed away a few years ago.

    That aside, know two ways about it, unless we invest in quality in all areas of the team then it’s a case of dust down the Tsunki around the Championship for season2015-2016.

  • 136 anthc // Apr 5, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Rotonda your correct along with the fact he would never get a job in the premiership again because hes garbage. Unless were playing an on fire man city liverpool or chelsea we shouldnt be getting beat by such margins at home. Unfortunately I think some of us think we are better than we actually are. We are not on par with spurs or everton more like stoke hull no disrespect intended as I think hull have done well.
    I’m at the point now where I just want to hit pardew when I see him and everytime he opens his mouth I just hear white noise the fcuking bellend. Although a bellend has a purpose.

  • 137 Dennis Twice // Apr 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Out Pardew out out!

  • 138 Dennis Twice // Apr 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    “Out Pardew out out!

  • 139 marcotoon // Apr 5, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Another poor performance, the last 3 games on paper are tough games and if you had said to me before hand that we would lose all three I wouldn’t have been surprised but it’s the manner of defeat that is worrying, we are hopeless at the back and I’m not qualified enough in the English language to come up with an adjective to describe how bad we are up front without Remy.
    I think perhaps Pardew should go at the end of the season, although if he doesn’t I respect that but whoever is in charge they must be given a lot of money to spend. I don’t know whether it’s his touchline ban or the fact that he’s a poor man manager but since we beat West Ham away in January the performance levels and the form have taken a general nose dive, I know that Cabaye has gone but I refuse to believe that any one player can have that big an affect on any team.
    My personal choices for a replacement manager if Pardew were to go would be either Hyppia, Zola or Di Mateo, although as I say I’m not bothered if Pardew stays. We have to try and finish the season strongly as we’re not even going to finish in the top 10 at this rate.

  • 140 MacToon // Apr 5, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Ian Toon.don’t pretend you know me like you pretend with J4A too. You are the blog loon as proved time and time again. You have lied time and time again as with your persistance with “contact Ed if you don’t believe me” rubbish about having used/never used multiple names. Continue to call me by non bloggin names may well get you into more trouble with Ed 😉
    I’ve noticed the Mag has concentarted on football only articles since you and your buddy Jensen agreed it was the best way to go….. err not.
    You are full of it, always have been and always will.

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