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On Loan Newcastle Player In Form – Scores Again

3:27 pm, Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 147 Comments

21 year-old Mehdi Abeid is having a good season in Greece and he scored Panathinaikos’ third goal on Saturday, in their 3-1 win over Levadiakos which keeps them 3rd top of the Super League.

mehdi abeid panathinaikos

21 year-old Mehdi Abeid – having good season at Panathinaikos

But Olympiakos are again walking away with the league, with 83 points from 33 games, with PAOK second  on 69 points and Panathinaikos third on 66 points.

That was Mehdi’s 7th goal for the side in his 33rd appearance, and since last January when he went on loan to St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League he has played a total of 44 games with 7 goals, and he is one returning player manager Alan Pardew will be taking a look at in pre-season.

As we mentioned over the weekend , James Tavernier is also having a great season on loan at Rotherham United,  and played the whole game in Rotherham’s exciting 4-3 win at Gillingham, which puts the Millers 3rd top of League One.

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James Tavernier – doing well at surging Rotherham United

Rotherham are on a 16 game unbeaten run in League One and have won 12 of those games, so they have 40 points from a possible 48 points – just fantastic.

They are now only 6 points behind second played Brentford and an automatic promotion spot, but only six games to play, and they are at mid-table Sheffield United tomorrow night.

This is the way to develop players – by having them out on loan and getting regular first team football,  and it’s really hard to develop at the same rate by playing in the U21 Premier League.

So here are two players who have certainly improved this season, and they will be closely scrutinized by Alan Pardew in pre-season,  and we hope they do very well and are kept at the club for next season.

Comments welcome.

Tags: James Tavernier · Loan Moves · Mehdi Abeid · Other News

147 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM


    i respect your opinion (mister tuff self appointed site moderator take note) but finishing 10th would be an achievment given that on handful of appearances remy has scored more goals than gouffran cisse ameobi and ldj have combined

  • 2 Toon Tang // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Wont wanna come back then eh

  • 3 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    the thing is, what differance will sacking pardew make when it’s becoming clear that next season will be the last season we can try getting into europe until ashley leaves.

    managers will know that ashley is not going to give us the funds for players needed to see quality football and aim for 4th-6th.
    pardews contract is probably a one saying if he remains at newcastle while ashley is here then his debt will all be paid off but the minute he reveals what is really happening at newcastle then ashley is going to take all the cash away from pardew.

    what we need to see happen now is for the FA and premier league to force ashley out and get us a new owner.

  • 4 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM


    can the FA & PL force MA to sell though?

    I stated this a few months ago but had no reply.

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    The FA and the Premier League to force Ashley out??? On what grounds would that be?? No chance mate, unless he broke some rule, then they wouldn’t even consider getting involved, and unless you know something the majority of people don’t, no FA regulations or legislation has been broken.

    The best way of getting him out is by promoting the club to someone who has the funds to pay what Ashley wants for the club. Sadly they are few and far between.

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Black and White,
    No, not really. Even if he broke rules and regulations it would be nigh on impossible to force him to sell. They could fine and punish him and the like, but actually force him out? Only in a very extreme circumstance.

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Black and White,
    Even in extreme circumstances, someone would have to stump up the cash to buy him out.

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    but that’s the thing though they have been buyers for Newcastle but MA keeps upping the valuation of the club so he’s really not sticking to his standards

  • 9 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie@7

    maybe his wife? ( when divorced 😉 )

  • 10 Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    wolfshead – self appointed blog moderator -hardly old bean.If you substantiate your claim with any sort of evidence -please feel free to do so. I may be accused of many things but blog moderator – certainly not.

  • 11 70TWO // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:41 PM


    There must be £££ rolling past Ashleys eye balls when he sees these On loan player returning.

  • 12 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Black and White,
    What do you mean “not really sticking to his standards”?

    It may be that Ashley doesn’t want to sell, and therefore keeps making unrealistic demands. From his point of view, he is perfectly entitled to do that. It isn’t good news for us, but that doesn’t mean anyone can force him to do it.

  • 13 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Sack ED

  • 14 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    The thing they will be keeping a close eye on is how the transfer business goes between the two clubs. Also If the FA and premiership know we are not going to be putting our best efforts into matches, then we will have to become a relegation battler otherwise the FA and premier league will not be giving ashley the money as they can just say “ashley is not making an effort to reach the top4 knowing that his team won’t be allowed in europe”

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Black and White,
    I doubt she would want to give him back his money in exchange for the club!! I’d call a couple of billion a bit short in terms of compensation for having to go to bed with the fat oaf every night for however long!

  • 16 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie@12

    at the time he had the club up for sale for about 260 million, the Man City owners offered him 260 million then MA pushed for 300 million and then the MC owners were considering to go for 300 million then MA raised it to 350 million

  • 17 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM


    you call me a bell end and then say im throwing a hissy fit because of my reaction and now you are on your high horse because i called you a moderator priceless 🙂

  • 18 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    well guys lets get emailing these billionaires to see which one loves football and would love to take over Newcastle United

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Utter nonsense. There are all sorts of special arrangements between football clubs over transfers. Transfers would be looked at to make sure they are above board, but most transfers are nowadays anyway, so very little different there.

    As for the league, plenty of clubs go into a season not thinking they will make Europe, the Premier league and the FA can’t do anything about a club keeping it’s head above water. Ashley would want the club to stay in the Prem, and their are no rules to say they have to do more than that. Again, they may not like the idea, but it breaks no rules, so they are powerless.

  • 20 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    here’s a start

  • 21 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Ashley can make his Rangers plan but we need to stay up next year.

    I cant see that happening if he buys conservatively. He has to overspend around 10m to ensure we are on the safe side. Forget penny pinching, he needs to tempt players to join which is now very hard.
    I cant see us having a conservative summer and being in top half in Jan.
    Would need a Jan spree too.

    He really has screwed himself massively this time. I think he got a shock in his transfer meetings and hence comes to games.

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Black and White,
    Yeah, I have heard all the alleged offers, the rumours. But that still does not mean he has to sell. He is perfectly within his rights to increase the amount he wants for the club.

    It is more likely that he never really had any intention of selling, but said he would to appease the general ill feeling at the time.

  • 23 Ancientcoptic // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Abeid having a good season, that is next season’s problems solved.

    Put Abeid on the left. Ferguson or Sammy as back up.

    Play Gouffran as a striker, Cisse is going nowhere as his form isn’t good enough for his wages, Ameobi 1 year extension, Armstrong & Campbell as youngsters and maybe just MAYBE buy 1 striker…… That would mean we have 6 strikers on the books.

    Ryan Taylor back for preseason means we have a utility player, which basically gives us an extra defender, full back, midfielder, which equates to being 3 players in 1… so Ryan Taylor is like 3 new signings, when you think about it.

  • 24 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    We could easily be on an 8 game losing run till season end.

    Will The Unsackable One still remain ?

  • 25 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    anyway i can still see us look at relegation battles on a regular basis because players will no longer be interested in joining newcastle at all unless they are mercenries because they certainly will not be allowed to get into europe.

    In regards to transfers surely the FA will have a restiction on the number of players that newcastle can sell or be sent on loan to rangers and vice versa because that would be seen as him being able to use a 48 man squad.

  • 26 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    like i say fudge
    what is going to convince a decent manager to join newcastle when he knows very well that newcastle will every season be no longer playing for anything except remaining in the premier league.

  • 27 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Future Headline

    Newcastle 7th in the league but Ashley loans Tiote and Sissoko to Rangers cause theyr in relegation trouble(or CL places)

    Like group insurance…

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    With regards to transfers, I’m not sure why you think there would be a 48 man squad. There are already restrictions on the number of loans that a club can have, regardless of the club they belong to.

    In terms of outright transfers, I don’t see what the problem would be. The only issue would be to do with back handers, which are now scrutinised quite a bit, although not necessarily stopped altogether are much harder to get away with. There are still only the 2 windows where permanent transfers could be made, and only if one went back and forwards within a year, or joined Rangers then joined Newcastle straight after, but there are restrictions on that already as well.

    As for Ashley deciding where the player plays, players have every right to refuse to go on loan, Abeid did at the start of last season (mention him as thread is about him), so Ashley couldn’t sign a player on a contract at Newcastle and then force him to join Rangers. And vice versa, unless the player consented.

    As for the relegation battle, well, quite possibly, but I don’t think Ashley owning Rangers will have any bearing on that. I’d say the style of football and the management may do that for us.

  • 29 Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    wolfshead -my original post was clearly a joke. If you want to get offended by a joke -man you need to take some chill pills. In order to demonstrate my openness and philanthropy to a fellow blogger I’m now going to give you (for free) this weeks haberdashery tip.
    When you are making your Pearly King outfit -you may encounter difficulty in obtaining large numbers of mother of pearl buttons -which are sewn onto these types of outfits. A reasonable substitute to these buttons could be sequins – if you run short -just remove some from one of your dresses that you don’t wear anymore.

  • 30 hadthetshirt // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Charnley promoted.

    Alls well then at poundstretchers

  • 31 hadthetshirt // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    I laughed at pardwho’s comment about injuries.FFS we cant even beat man u reserve team

  • 32 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    You think Tiote or Sissoko would go on loan to Rangers just because Ashley has an investment there? You think Ashley has such a close relationship with all the playing staff that they would be willing to move from a place they have made home, and play a poorer standard of football elsewhere?

  • 33 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Charnley was always going to be given the role of MD. Not a bad rise to power for a former reserve team secretary.

    Will be interesting to see if Charnley is replaced as Club Secretary, or will, as is most likely, we just continue on a shoe string board to match the shoe string coaching staff and shoestring playing squad….

  • 34 Ancientcoptic // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Oh great ‘Charnley,’ a real reformist this one. You can always rely on promoting within, to keep the status quo.

    I am almost certain he is in the bottom 3 in the league, in terms of what he is being paid for his position.

  • 35 yo-yo // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Talimg to a mate who supports Gers – hadn’t heard of the Ashley takeover rumours but reckions they are two years away from top flight, have an overpaid squad for the level they are and pretty p**d off at being beaten by Raith Rovers yesterday.. They are still losing £1m a month and will not appeal to Ashley until their abysmal fincances are sorted out.

    I actually do think Pardew will be shipped out or kicked upstairs at the end of the season – but only if Ashley has any pride in his own management abilities. I think his doubts have been building up recently – there have been more rumours circulating and Mash is well known for keeping schtum and damping down speculation they have to originate from a source close to him. Even though he is largely responsible for preventing us maintaining or upgrading the squad it will be Pardew’s head rolling

    BUT…..I do not believe we will get anybody much better – not a modern coach or one with European credentials – even a class ex-footballer like Hoddle has hardly set the world alight as a manager and has a win rate below 40% – so not really much of an upgrade.

    I would not expect a net spend of over £25m in the summer either (even allowing for Cabs fee). I think we need to be realistic here.

    All those posters comparing Hoots recent record with APs might care to put Wenger’s stats into the mix too – won 1 out of 6 though with a career win rate of 57% he is in a different class.

  • 36 Ancientcoptic // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Charnley “Our immediate priority of course is to finish this season as strongly as possible. Our minimum target for this campaign was a top ten finish, but I can assure our supporters that everyone at Newcastle United will do their utmost to ensure the Club finishes in the highest league position it can.

    “At the beginning of the season all our staff and players were incentivised should we finish in tenth position and above, and our commitment to achieving this will continue right up until the final whistle on 11th May.

    “To their credit, the players, led by the captain, agreed to this incentive scheme despite our 16th place finish last season.

    “Looking ahead to future seasons, our primary focus will remain [in] the Premier League.”

    I added the [in] part, so that isn’t from Charnley, but I thought I may as well add it in, as that is what he meant.

    It is amazing how accurate some of the people on this blog have been our current predicament… Charnley has just verified what others have been saying for quite some time now.

  • 37 Rainrix // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Well that was an interview loaded with promise and ambition. Has anyone devised some accounts based chants we can use next season?

  • 38 Ancientcoptic // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    “”We will continue to manage our finances in this sustainable manner and will not accrue debt in order to achieve short-term gains.”

    How depressing.

  • 39 Ashton // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    I hope we lose all of our remaining games if it will mean Pardew will be sacked. I genuinely do.

    I hate watching us play. I hate looking at his stupid face and hearing his retarded navel voice, spouting nothing but bullshit.

  • 40 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    “10th’s not a trophy, we’re saying 10th’s not a trophy, 10th not a troooopppphhhhy, we’re saying 10th’s not a trophy!”

    Think I heard that on a bus somewhere recently…

  • 41 Ancientcoptic // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    I despise Charnley already, his statement is nothing more than a subservient propaganda piece. His statement was trying to paint the club in some positive light, like we had attained greatness by getting back category 1 status for the academy.

    You would think we were developing the next Barcelona side. Sickening piece of b.s and misdirection away from the clubs lack of ambition.

  • 42 toon22 // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Our ambition is to struggle our way to 10th each season?
    This seasons been another disaster ffs.
    Are they saying we shall be happy if every seasons like this one?

  • 43 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    “Looking ahead to future seasons, our primary focus will remain the Premier League”

    Whoop whoop! who said the club have no ambition

  • 44 Ancientcoptic // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Response from fans on Twitter.

  • 45 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    @Wolf – I’m happy to respect anyones opinion on here – it’s a case of each to their own.
    It does seem though that 90% of fans ( at least on this and other blogs) would prefer Pards to resign or be sacked. I’m not sure how reflective that is of the 50,000 who turn up at games but certainly fans around me seem to be counting down the days
    As ever, it depends on who would take over – we could end up with someone worse than Ashley owning the club and someone worse than Pards (if possible)

  • 46 Ashton // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    It would be brilliant if his first directorial decision is sacking or help sack the imbecile that is Pardew.

    He will be a legend.

  • 47 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    “To their credit, the players, led by the captain, agreed to this incentive scheme despite our 16th place finish last season.”

    Disgusting…What about 5th before that ?

    And Lil,

    Sissok and tiote loan was in jest. However I doubt players will refuse 6 months away with a small bonus.

  • 48 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    true players do maybe have to make the choices themselves however if you think about it why wouldn’t they want to play for newcastle from augest until december then move out on loan to rangers for the chance to play champions league football and maybe win an SPL title, their wouldn’t be much point being at newcastle when they have now become safe enough to avoid relegation and basically don’t have much use trying to battle for europe.

    so basically he uses rangers for the champions league attraction and uses newcastle for the premier league attraction

  • 49 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Regarding Charnley’s comment, the players were probably rubbing their hands thinking they could get given a bonus for finishing 10th!! To their credit??? They are set to achieve that despite being hamstrung by an owner and manager that are both inept. What a joke.

    And 1 or two signings a year?? Either everyone, media, bloggers, pundits, have got it completely wrong about a mass exodus, or we are right in the brown stuff for next year already with that policy!

  • 50 martoon // Apr 7, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I know we are all p*ssed off at the moment but actually I see the Lee Charnley promotion as quite a positive thing. At least he knows the club and has experience of finances & transfers. He has to be better than JFK. I notice the announcement also said that MA is now on the board – I’m not sure the significance of this unless of course he will draw a salary now!!!!!

  • 51 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    If what you say were to come to pass, that would mean that he would have to sign an entire Newcastle side every January. All the extra agents fe’s, signing bonuses etc that these players would expect would cost him a fortune.

    Only marginally more plausible than your theory, (it has been talked about at a lower level) is he could potentially merge the 2 clubs, bringing Rangers into the Premier league and increasing Rangers value exponentially.

    How airtight the laws are surrounding this I’m not sure, but I know that there are very strong rumours surrounding Celtic and a Carlisle based club called Celtic Nation who are being heavily funded to make a push into the football leagues and eventually merge with Celtic allowing them into the English leagues.

  • 52 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Straight from the horses mouth so to speak

    1-2 players a year! What about the replacement of player’s sold? Do they count said replacements as the 1-2? Probably Would knowing fatty!

    They want the best for NUFC yet sell our best players?

    We cannot compete with the top six clubs in regard to commercial revenue, yes we know this but surely we can with the club’s in and around us? We want to maximise the revenue, how do you intend to achieve this when shite direct don’t pay a penny for advertising and you’ve admitted as much previously?

    Another load of bullshit by another of fatty’s yes men!

    Had enough of the constant lies and contradictions!

  • 53 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    To be fair, I have no real issue with Charnley, as you say he knows the club, has experience of transfers and contract dealings but how much actual football knowledge is there? I’d like to see someone with real experience of it as a sport, rather than a business who has been in work regularly and recently in a role either on the board or just below as well though, otherwise I’m not sure how positive it is.

    As for people being annoyed, I imagine a lot of that is more related to the football side of things, but from reading the statement made by Charnley, I could see why anyone having read that would be annoyed. No demonstration of ambition, intent, essentially saying we are happy plodding along and we still view 10th as a good season.

    1 or 2 players a year? The squad needs major surgery.

  • 54 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:08 PM


    More like Mike Ashley is now BORED.


    Who said 1-2 signings a year. Haha..

    My prediction for the window are 1 good signing and 2 average ones. 1-2, 21-22yr untried players. But this wont be enough. Come Jan we will be 13th or so.

  • 55 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Oh I almost forgot

    The communication is excellent! Now THAT is a fcuking lie too, and they point to the fans forum as the proof of this! Do they mean the shambles of the fans forum where questions have to be vetted first? Idiots lol

  • 56 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    I can believe there was an jncentive bonus, but for a higher placing like 6th. When Cabaye got sold and the injuries came, that’s probably the point at which they threw in the towel, knowing they’d never get it.

  • 57 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    you might think that but really when you think about the current newcastle starting 11 have only got 1 goal scoring striker and no decent creative midfielders at all yet we are still sitting in 9th place at the minute.

    basically newcastle will be now using their secondry 11 for the rest of the season or perhaps newcastle will just not have any decent players at all instead ashley just offers the quality players a bonus for being kind enough to take a loan spell at newcastle when we struggling in the relegation battles.

  • 58 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    secondry 11 for the rest of them seasons (future ones)

  • 59 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    I dunno if Welshgeordie is still on but he’s wasting his time trying to get everyone on the happy train at this stage. It’s ok as a recent poster to come on here and try and calm down the pessimism but some of us have been here a while, and in our time we were more than happy to support Ashleys ‘plan’ as we once thought it was a model for success. Sorry, Welsh, old boy, but the T-Shirt is not just worn but ragged mate.

  • 60 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Average hits another good point. Charnley states that they can improve the club most through commercial revenue. We all know commercial revenue can be improved, but it would require charging for large portions of advertising…. Will the club change this policy? Unlikely.

    The best way to improve your commercial revenue is to have a successful side, (or an owner who is happy to use his company to pay sponsorship of ridiculous amounts, eg. Ethiad) sponsorship deals come with success.

  • 61 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:21 PM


    i have never worn a dress in my life although after seeing beckham in a sarong i wore one while on a rambling holiday in the peak district

  • 62 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Charnley said they will continue to look at transfers over a year, rather than a season, and would continue to make 1 or 2 additions each year to strengthen the first team.

    It just wouldn’t work. There would be no way Ashley would be looking at doing that with the 2 clubs. IT wouldn’t make sense for either club, or for any players. Yeah, we may loan them some younger lads, and we may get first pick when there top players want to leave. But that would be it mate.

    Of course you are welcome to your opinion mate, and if it came to pass fair play. Just can’t see it being the case at all.

    Now I have put the merge idea in my own head however, I can see that working for Ashley very well! Particularly if he just buys a majority share in Rangers, and his fellow shareholders would have to buy part of Newcastle with him. Gives him more cash, for an asset he controls, and gives him a club with far greater commercial potential than either on its own. (Still think it is incredibly far fetched mind)

  • 63 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    It is a direct quote from Charnley that the incentive is for 10th or above.

  • 64 Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    wolfshead @61 – excellent I see you are beginning to chill -good stuff. Good to hear you followed fashion at the time Beckham wore his sarong -and followed suit. I must say very brave of you and I’m sure you looked lovely in it.

  • 65 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    any team with mata hernandez and janujaz in it isnt a bad reserve team id take that team over our first team

  • 66 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    spurs seem to be the new manager merry go round. news is sherwood is not going to be at spurs next season.

  • 67 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM


    yes i did thanks though i think the socks and sandles were a mistake

  • 68 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    So exciting news…..we’ve promoted Lee f**king Charnley

    A man who has immediately started towing the party line and with one swift statement has managed to completely contradict everything we have been told recently about this summer being benchmarked for a major restructure with in the playing staff with multiple players set to leave
    As the squad currently stands I don’t think it’s unrealistic to say, excluding the players on loan, we need 6 players in who can immediately challenge for first team places
    Assuming that De Jong’s clause could be activated in the summer that means one, yes one signing this summer
    I’m assuming the rest will (possibly) be replaced on a one in one out basis?

    And what ideas does Lee bring to the dire run football side of the club?
    Is this a man with huge connections within the football world?
    Is this a man who has identified a style and philosophy he wants the club to play and can start promoting it from the youth ranks right up to the first team?
    Is this man who can identify, scout and approach coaches to further improve development of the squad?
    Is this a man who if needs be (which they do!) can identify a manager who can fully utilise the squad and continue or add to the philosophy the club wants to follow?

    Or is this simply another f**king yes man put in place to continually roll out statements that are contradictory b0llox such as were in a fantastic financial position, best we’ve ever been in, but simply can’t compete with the other 19 financial powerhouse’s in the Premier League as we pursue our continued ambition and solitary target of simply remaining in the league?

    It’s an absolute and utter disgrace that a club can actually state they have absolutely no f**king intention of competing on ANY level, not just for the immediate, but for the long term future!
    Does this mean the 5 year plan of pushing for European qualification every season has been well and truly abandoned?

    Straight from the club, f**k all will change next season, same sh1t football, same yes men in charge spouting MA’s propaganda, same heartbreak of seeing club stars flogged the second were comfortable, no cup runs, no intent of seriously attempting to compete, no pride, no soul, no atmosphere, no NUFC anymore


  • 69 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    TDS must be shooting all over his calculator after reading that statement

  • 70 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    How cleverly Charnley avoids committing any deadlines.

    If this isnt on puspose, its not a good statement.

    How about “We would like to finish in top 10 for another year and then lay down an assault for top 6”

  • 71 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    A meaningless statement from Charnley which essentially says get ready for more of the same. I expect a bottom 10 finish next season along with a lot of excuse making and possibly another management shuffle. It won’t work Ashley. You are running out of time.

  • 72 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM


    You just said what I wanted too but couldn’t be arsed writing lol!

    Summed us up in a nutshell mate!

    Just waiting for TDS to pop up stating how glorious this all is 😉

  • 73 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    The Charnley appointment is just capitulation from the owner. He is saying we are and will continue to be a mediocre club at best! At worst we’ll have a little dance with relegation next season. He is a pinhead who has to go. Vote with your feet mates. Don’t go to the remaining home games and send a message of your own. 👿

  • 74 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Beat me to it tads regarding TDS lol

  • 75 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    The players have capitulated on many occasions this season. If we were an up and coming team with the players giving it their all and an owner with the plums to make an honest effort I would be quite happy. But what we have is a malignancy at the top. Best to get rid of it as soon as possible.

  • 76 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Cut out the cancer by boycotting the remaining home games. Teach Ashhole a lesson.

  • 77 Sir Braveheart // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    So the club have released a statement, which states quite clearly what our goals are:

    Top ten finish is the goal.

    “Our transfer policy and strategy is very clear and will remain unchanged. We will focus on identifying and recruiting young players whose best years are ahead of them, which in nearly all cases means players in their early to mid-20s and not beyond.” – so we can forget any well known established players then.

    “We don’t look at transfer windows in isolation, but rather as a full trading year, and our intention for the first team is to sign one or two players per year to strengthen the squad. ” – 1-2 players in per YEAR. Not per window, per year. No mention on this being buying players either, so Remy and LDJ on loan, thats our quota met.

    “Looking ahead to future seasons, our primary focus will remain the Premier League” – League is the focus, so forget the cup competitions. Since we’re not going to win the league with our conservative outlook we can forget winning a trophy, while Ashleys in ownership at least.

    “I am confident that with our dedicated, hardworking and loyal employees, together with Alan Pardew and his backroom staff” – Pardews going nowhere.

    “There is however still a lot of work to be done to ensure we are maximising every commercial opportunity available to us” – you thought The Sports Direct Arena was the end of it?

    “I can assure supporters that the board and everyone associated with the Club aim to make Newcastle United the best it can be, pound for pound.” – So forget just being the best club, its the best club in relation to how little we spend.

    There is no ambition here. Nothing in this statement that suggests we’re aiming to challenge for something, anything. We’re being run like a business, its all about the bottom line. Any lingering doubts about there being a plan, that we would try to win a cup, challenge for Europe, they’ve all gone for me with this statement. NUFC is dead. NUFC PLC has taken its place.

    The only way I see out of this is to stop going to games. Stop watching matches, stop spending money. If Ashleys plans are thwarted then maybe he can be made to leave.

  • 78 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Honestly mate, despite how sh*t we’ve been recently deep down I’ve always still had that naive optimism that we will somehow level out, whether that be making a couple of decent decisions in the summer in regards to a DoF or manager and a couple of decent signings etc
    But just read that and felt completely deflated and even more worryingly, unsurprised and numb
    It was confirmation in black and white of what many of us have speculated about for months and been mocked for doing so

    Gutted tbh mate and wondering where the hell we go from here

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Newcastle United is gone
    Newcastle Direct is here

    Long live Ashley, the undisputed king of bland tacky discount sh1te pumped out to the masses

  • 80 WWSBRD // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Where do we go from here? We continue through the dark mate…sooner or later it’ll get brighter again one way or another

  • 81 cyprus // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    I see big statements. Mine is simple and easy and cost effective, maybe a couple mill. Fire the coach, he’s lost the plot.

  • 82 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    We have no ambition whatsoever and will continue to have none. That is the main message of our owner and his lackeys.

  • 83 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Ashley is a weak gutless excuse of a man (?) with no desire to improve the club whatsoever. Supporting him by attending games is a complete waste of time as it just serves his only purpose which is advertising SD.

  • 84 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    And he talks about the attendance 52K..oh dear..

    Question is are prospective players appeased reading this…

  • 85 jazzyp // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Newton-Gosling-Strolla-Remy-Ldj all gone in the summer and we are only gonna bring in another 1 to 2 players plus the loss of cabs……….is he joking ffs
    The squad is going to be smaller than this season and we still think a top ten is attainable ??

  • 86 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Personally I enjoy taking the mickey out of SmallBerries but I would much rather enjoy good, entertaining, competitive football each week. The only way we will ever do that on a consistent basis again is to get rid of Ashley.

  • 87 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM


    The best thing could for newcastle to just spend a few seasons in the championship.

    my predictions now seem to be that this greedy b@stard is going to prevent us being in europe altogether instead i’m thinking we are the rangers feeder club.

    i give up expecting to see a good manager when he appointed JFK a second time

    these rangers take over rumors are making me give up the hope of seeing us grow and progress towards battling for top 6

    finally if i haven’t given up already with the expectancy of seeing decent players coming to newcastle and money being spent this summer is certainly it.

  • 88 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    True mate true, let’s hope that’s sooner rather than later
    Still it’s pretty depressing knowing the club has no aim other than PL survival full stop

  • 89 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    If your still banging that drum after reading that club statement you’ve also lost the plot

  • 90 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Atendance is 52K..
    Majority are behind us…

    Minority complain on blogs,streets etc

  • 91 TurkishFan101 // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    The lads and lasses that keep on attending the matches, buying season tickets and buying merchandise are the reason to why Mike Ashley is still here. You lot say you love the club from your heart, its in your blood and stupid excuses like that.

    You are not supporting a club and giving your blood as the club is falling down and down and now the main priority is to stay in the Premier League. I would like to thank you idiots for giving in to the cockney regime cause Mike Ashley has gotten you where he wants you lot and you wont do nothing,

    The ambition has decreased and decreased since the day he took over the club, from champions league contenders to top 8 to top 10 to mid table to now priority of staying the the PL with a club like Newcastle that fills max capacity of 55,000 fans week in week out, and this is why nothing will change.

    Pardew will continue to be a big egoistic Pr!ck, continue to sprout stuff to the media and convince fans he is the right person if he only wins 1 or 2 games and continues to lose again.

    He will never let flair players shine and do the opposite by playing them out of position and make them defend.

    He will blame players like Ben Arfa and Marveaux for not being Wing Backs and defending, blaming them for the defeats.

    Now the new Director is Lee Charnley, another yes man, another puppet and the same statement which Llambias made. He said Pardew and the back-staff are the correct people to take this club forward and are looking forward to many years of success with them.

    Well thanks you deluded idiots, go, keep on going to the matches, buying merchandise and see where it gets our club.

    We will be known as the club that gets a beating and allot worse then being called “Wee club of North East”.

    Just want to get relegated and get these monks out of the club as soon as possible.

    Starting fresh from the roots of the club and beginning is better than letting this cockney regime being here for the rest of my life, no ambition, no cups, lies everyday, excuses, public puppets.

    Sir Bobby Robson-

    ““What is a club in any case?” –

    “Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. ”

    “It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.”

    What pride? What passion? what feeling of belonging? none of these exist any-more.

    Good job.

  • 92 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:29 PM


    you think a manager will join when he is only getting 2 players a season?
    Wish i could think like that.

    arsenal don’t buy players and look at where they are now compared to december.

  • 93 Marty-Toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Don’t bring them back,AP will Pardew them 😉
    Only messin though,you say that AP will take a close look at them.
    You can take a look from far off and see they’re playing much better than some of our boys.
    That’s two of Alan’s new players right there and a third in Vuckic .
    I’m really surprised that he’s not gettin playing time in Rotherham as if he’s any good then he should be showing it at that level.
    The sounds of things there is that there other strikers are doin so well that he’s not had a sniff,understandable

  • 94 jazzyp // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Not just “idiots” but “deluded idiots “

  • 95 NUFCarter // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Does Charnley Ashley and co basically think if NUFC are making a little profit every year the fans are happy? contrary to team performances dire tactics and non-existent passion….

  • 96 WWSBRD // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Season in the Championship, well atleast we’d have an actual aim during our time there, cant say I want it to happen though

    Its depressing yeah mate but flip side there is plenty of fans out there who would walk over hot coals to have their club in our position

  • 97 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Clearly the owner and his flunkeys are continuing to be in a dream world. Two incoming? We’ve already sold Cabaye without replacing him. So is one of the two going to replace Cabaye? So that means one other incoming when we have no decent senior strikers at all? And what about wingers? We know Obertan is cack, Pardew doesn’t trust Benny, we rarely if ever see Marveaux. What about CB’s? Colo wants to leave, Saylor has been out of form for ages, Mbiwa is not ready yet. That leaves Willo. Brilliant. One or two incoming. Yes that’s definitely going to keep us in the top 10 Charnley and fellow morons.

  • 98 jazzyp // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Don’t panic mate,Im sure we can negotiate a contract extention for our beloved Strolla, And all will be good again !!

  • 99 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    I want Ashley out of our club
    I’ve cancelled my membership so can no longer buy tickets to games
    I’ve cancelled my NUFC tv subscription

    But that’s my choice mate

    Encourage fans to not go by all means but insulting them for doing so is 100% bang out of order

  • 100 jazzyp // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    We are waiting ????

  • 101 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Aye that’s one of the things I’m afraid they’ll do jazzyp mate. Extend Shola’s contract. Over 1200 minutes of playing time since his last Prem goal. Yes he’s definitely somebody we want to keep around. Along with useless players on decent wages who Pardew will never put on the pitch. Definitely all part of a brilliant plan by Ashley.

  • 102 welshgeordie9 // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Can everybody get on my welsh train

  • 103 jazzyp // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Goerdie two
    personally would like to give Obershocker more game time to.i think that would finish off most fans on here

  • 104 yo-yo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Toon Direct ?

    Charnley’s PR message is unremittingly depressing

  • 105 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    We’ve got problems to deal with at most, if not all positions! And the club bang on about continuing with the same plan. Unbelievable. They can’t even recognize they are failures anymore. We’ve given up 11 goals and scored none in the last 3 games Pardew you idiot! And Charnley is sounding just as bad. One or two incoming. Laughable if it wasn’t our club at stake. 👿

  • 106 Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    I see the Charnley “statement” as nothing new -just a repeat of what Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs decreed several years ago -so in reality no change at all.
    Spending on a couple of players a year would be fine -if the correct foundations were in place/the team was up to scratch/the academy was on the verge of adding potential starters. These items are no in place – so 2 players is not going to assist us at all next season -we need half a bloody team.
    The finances available will probably depend what Tubbs takes out for himself -from the TV money etc.
    Just see on Look North that Charnley does not want to do any interviews – so no REAL improvement on the communication front. A day not worthy of any celebration at all.

  • 107 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Charnley said a lot about our great finances and keeping them in check, not exiting to hear but he also said some good things too.

    regarding cat 1 academy status

    “Our Academy’s Category One status gives us an excellent platform for maximising the potential of the region’s young footballing talent and providing the best possible opportunities for local youngsters.

    “We have invested heavily in our Academy to achieve Category One status and have made significant improvements in terms of staffing, infrastructure and facilities. Our aim is to be the best Academy in the region by a considerable distance, ensuring that the most talented local players end up at Newcastle United, not elsewhere.
    “This is why it is important that we grow and strengthen our links with the local community. A strong relationship between the football club and the region is of great mutual benefit and it is something we are committed to.
    “Some fantastic work is already undertaken by the Newcastle United Foundation, as well as by our Academy staff, reaching out to local boys clubs, engaging with schools and community groups and providing soccer school coaching programmes around the region.

  • 108 Mag52 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    So now we have it. A picture of mediocrity stretching into the future as long as Ashley owns our club.
    Let’ s hope that some of the bloggers on this site remember this statement and the impossible position it places Pardew, or indeed any manager of NUFC, in the season ahead – but I’m not holding my breath.

  • 109 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    however he, as many others at the club, fail to address the lack of open and honest communication

    “We are also committed to our current strategy in relation to communication between the Club and its supporters. At the beginning of the season we launched a new Fans Forum, with members representing our diverse fanbase. It has been an open, honest and productive forum and it will continue to be our primary means of direct supporter communication and engagement.

  • 110 beermonkey // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    hughtons been sacked
    sherwoods been sacked (end of season but told)

    come on toon these things come in 3s make a hatrick and sack pards

  • 111 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:03 PM


    Well said….if we can get a he 6/7 we need this summer to improve the first team and then the squad it would be ok to take from the academy and one or two quality players coming in a year.

    but like you say, the foundations are not there.

  • 112 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Outrageous pile of bollocks from Charley. We’re committed to absolutely nothing as a club. Out with Ashley and his scum! 👿

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Should read Charnley of course. If he can work for Ashley all this time on the board we know he’s a complete wanker.

  • 114 GeordieTwo // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Should read Charnley. Another Ashley sycophant.

  • 115 Bambams // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM


    If only that would happen but as long as Ashley is there Pards is safe unfortunately fella.

    Unless he was to lose all our derby matches, several thrashings, terrible football, no goals scored and headbutt someone live on Sky……..Hang on

  • 116 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    That’s great investing in the youth is fantastic
    We should reap the rewards in what, 8-10 years from now?
    What about the time between then

    I’m sorry there was f**k all good about that statement and was a carbon copy of the statement he rolled out at the fans forum months ago
    Where’s the point in concentrating so heavily on the youth if your not prepared to fix both the short and long term problems?

    He’s given no details about the “heavy investment” into the academy at all, he’s just said enough to make it look like they’ve turned it around
    What staff have they invested in? Top youth coaches? Or a few boot boys?

    How are they ensuring we are first to the punch to new upcoming young footballers, haven’t seen anything from any of the local clubs to suggest that the club have increased efforts to ensure a better relationship with local clubs at grassroots levels to ensure the north east can bring through some of brightest talents for the future

    Sorry mate but the whole statement was a crock of sh1t

  • 117 welshgeordie9 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    At the end of the day ladies pardew and ashley are not going anywhere so deal wih it

  • 118 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:22 PM


    if i were you i would just give up because the truth is even if he had appointed terrorists in the past some fans would still believe that we sack pardew and bring in a quality manager.

    what i would do is just try and act like you agree with those people while deep down you yourself know that this manager we have got is the best we can hope for.

    the other way to approach these people who expect decent managers to arrive is by asking questions like name a quality manager who would come to a team that is never going to get into europe.

  • 119 beermonkey // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:22 PM


    sad but true

  • 120 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:24 PM


    Yes it was a bit hollow, very little content, stuff we have heard rolled out before but yet to see the results, but he did say what the academy improved upon.

    “We have invested heavily in our Academy to achieve Category One status and have made significant improvements in terms of staffing, infrastructure and facilities. Our aim is to be the best Academy in the region by a considerable distance, ensuring that the most talented local players end up at Newcastle United, not elsewhere.

    That’s a good statement for me, but thats the key…a good statement, we need to see the actions next.

  • 121 jettson1971 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Only way to get thru to Ashley is to not give him a penny.
    He is money orientated, after 25 yrs a season tkt holder I cancelled in January. This has all the signs of advertising Sports Direct only. Another yes man to go with one of the worst mangers NUFC has had in 50yr. and I include dalglish, souness etc, they had balls and moral. Pardew lacks everything. he is spineless, clueless, inept!
    stay away, do not renew, cut the funds to Ashley!!

  • 122 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:28 PM


    You call supporters idiots because they go to games. These supporters are the life blood of the club. Without them you wouldn’t have a club. If no one turned up, mikey might well decide to wind up the club, which he can do at any time if he wants. Billionaires have a little something about them that means they invariably get the last laugh. Then what? If we’re idiots, and you’re a brainbox, you tell us.

  • 123 firebug666 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    We have learned 3 things from this statement.

    1. Charnley has confirmed what we already know, The club will not be moving forward in any competitions, and will strive only to stay in the Premiership.

    2. Only money matters so any investment in the team will be minimal and just enough to keep us in the Premiership.

    3. We can all rest in the knowledge that we now know who writes Alan Pardrew’s scripts.

    Wonder if I still have that Hartlepool shirt?

  • 124 yo-yo // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    The fact that Ashley himself is now a director at the club might say more than Charnley the backroom boy’s elevation to figurehead at Toon Direct. Must mean a more hands on role for Mash.

    Charnley’s only 36, reports are that he’s been at the Toon since he was 21 (and 2008) so both can’t be right. Not much on his background online at all so a real backroom guy.

  • 125 TurkishFan101 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:32 PM


    It was not an insult, if it hurt you and others then what else would you like me to say? The regime has done allot worse and people are keep obeying what they say and accept the insults they throw at us. They continue to go to games, yes its there choice but its the same people that complain after the same cr@p they get fed and no results.

    The only insult I will apologise for is not being content and aggressive enough as calling fans deluded idiots for letting such a regime destroy the hopes, the progress, the ambition, careers of younger players and the younger generation also the older generation.

    I really hate insulting fellow fans, if that was even an insult but they deserve everything they get. Mike Ashley has been here since 2007, and when it comes to May 17th this year, it will be a whole 7 years since he took over. If he has been here its thanks to the fans on keep on paying, going, ad making excuses of to why they went.

    I don’t want another 7 years or the rest of my life witnessing any more of this pain, and history of Newcastle United getting destroyed. Can people even remember who Sir Bobby Robson was? or even Kevin Keegan or even.

    Fans wont react pro-actively, they wont react at all and just get on with there lives, your pick.

    I insulted fellow fans which I hate myself for but is it really going to get them to stop going to matches? I hope so.

    I respect the people that have finally stopped giving in to the regime but the people that keep on going and giving to the cockney’s don’t expect any apology from me untill you lot stop giving and supporting the cockney regime.

  • 126 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Thing with this youth team chat is all well and good but if Pardew is manager he will not give them enough of a chance!!

  • 127 guvnor // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Pardews on his bike once the season is over, so is his Newcastle career.

  • 128 yo-yo // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:41 PM


    Got a feeling it will happen in five games time.

    “Can people even remember who Sir Bobby Robson was? or even Kevin Keegan”

    Yes I think we can.. honest….

  • 129 TurkishFan101 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie


    “You call supporters idiots because they go to games. These supporters are the life blood of the club. Without them you wouldn’t have a club. If no one turned up, mikey might well decide to wind up the club, which he can do at any time if he wants. Billionaires have a little something about them that means they invariably get the last laugh. Then what? If we’re idiots, and you’re a brainbox, you tell us.”

    You are the biggest tool here. Fans are the only reason clubs exists these days. People like you are the reason why the club wont get rid of this cancer.

    ” If no one turned up, mikey might well decide to wind up the club, which he can do at any time if he wants”

    Wind up? You call Mike Ashley “mikey” is he your best bud or something? Mike Ashley hates bad publicity so how can he wind us fans up with an empty stadium? we will be winding him up and forcing he’s hands tied because without us fans he is nothing. Read before you post, think before you talk.

    “Billionaires have a little something about them that means they invariably get the last laugh. Then what? If we’re idiots, and you’re a brainbox, you tell us.”

    You act as if billionaires are super people which are superior to other humans. Only thing they have is money, and most of them lack in heart and honesty.

    Yeah Mike Ashley is getting the last laugh due to fans like you that think going to stadium “Because I support my players and my team so shut up”. This is why we are stuck with this cancer, people like you just feed it, and feed on it.

    Try to be more logical next time, idiot.

  • 130 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    it’s all well and good thinking that we are creating a good youth team but the real damages comes when fans are slating those players after just 6 games, i could be wrong as it might just be this blog who wants to slate dummett the trouble is i will never know as i don’t see the bloggers face to face and have stopped going to games for now.

    The best academies in my view are those who’s manager owner and fans don’t put too much pressure onto the youth players during matches ie southampton and the teams who can player a very good player along side the youngster ie german teams.

  • 131 guvnor // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Ashley is positioning himself to remove Pardew apparently Charnley can’t stand old Pardew so how can they work together?

  • 132 jettson1971 // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Backroom yes man and no more. I will expect all cup tickets to be £10 or less, why bother going if club have no will to win?
    This statement raises more questions than answers!
    what professional footballer will want to sign for NUFC?
    Its simply a massive massive own goal, which will have a major impact on season tickets and attendances.
    Commercial revenue? just get Sports Direct to pay the going rate!!
    Club is rotten to core! relegation is the best thing we can hope for!
    Pardew is a walking disease!

  • 133 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    i’m away now people but thanks for the chat it’s been an enjoyable one

  • 134 guvnor // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Charnley was at the club when shepherd was running the club so he knows the place inside out.

  • 135 jazzyp // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Everyone is entitled to there opinion mate as that what a debate is about.But your not doing yourself any favours mate by alienating yourself from fellow fans just because they are of not your opinion.
    If fans wish to go to the matches so what………..let them,Nobody tells you what to do with your free time.Yes I agree with most of what you say about the regime-Pardew and the way the club is heading.But to most its about the whole occasion of the day out and the excitement that you get from walking into the hallowed Sjp

  • 136 guvnor // Apr 7, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    If the supporters boycott SJP the club will end up in the Championship and nobody wants that.

  • 137 roblee7 // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Pardew out! Ashley out! Out Out Out Out! GET THE F**CKERS OUT! They’re all cockney b**stards and we want them out, get the F**CKERS OUT!!! Hokey kokey…gud protest song? I’m in despair at the state of my beloved NUFC 🙁

  • 138 TurkishFan101 // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:07 PM


    “If the supporters boycott SJP the club will end up in the Championship and nobody wants that.”

    What has boycotting do with being relegated to Championship League? Are the boycotter’s the one that manage the team? stop with this nonsense.

  • 139 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:09 PM


    is this your train?

  • 140 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:10 PM


    I’m mean wind up the club; as in liquidate it and sell off its assets not wind up the fans. If no fans come to games, why shouldn’t he?

  • 141 TurkishFan101 // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie


    “I’m mean wind up the club; as in liquidate it and sell off its assets not wind up the fans. If no fans come to games, why shouldn’t he?”

    Try to make sense and re-word so I can understand what you are trying to spit out.

  • 142 welshgeordie9 // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    April 7, 2014

    And there’s me thinking you haven’t got a sense of humour

  • 143 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:14 PM


    What are your nufc supporting credentials? Are you even a local?

    Your need to call people idiots demonstrates how weak your “argument” is.

  • 144 welshgeordie9 // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    April 7, 2014

    That’s right you tell him

  • 145 TurkishFan101 // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:14 PM


    “What are your nufc supporting credentials? Are you even a local?

    Your need to call people idiots demonstrates how weak your “argument” is.”

    I see, you cannot backup any of your points, you are weak when it comes to backing up with strong views.

    You are telling me, I have to be a local in order to support NUFC and have a strong view? have you not acknowledged from my past posts and posts from today that I am one of the extremist NUFC fan you will come across, let alone here but face to face you will know what kind of fan I am.

    I make a argument with my points of why I made the argument in the first place with backup.

    You on the other-hand, are clueless, coming up with “You are not local so you are not a real fan”.

    Go to London and drink pints with your bud “mikey”.

    And by the way, I live in North West of England at Lancaster. What does the location mean? if Sir Bobby Robson heard you say that, he would be disgusted.

  • 146 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 7, 2014 at 8:39 PM


    So all you can say about your credentials is you live in the north west of England?

    You’ve said nothing to convince me that you’re not a here today gone tomorrow fan.

    You don’t even appear to understand plain English. What’s hard to get about saying if no one turns up mikey might decide out of spite (people like you are always saying how evil he is) just to wind up the club and sell off its assets? Then what?

  • 147 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Was that a ‘where are you….lets be ‘ aving you..’ speech from Turkish fan? 🙂

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