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Remy Still A Doubt For Stoke City Game

9:54 am, Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 97 Comments

Loic Remy has missed the last five games and we have managed only goal in that time,  but that’s still better than the previous five games Remy missed – when we failed to score in those games, so with Loic Remy out we have scored only once in ten games – it doesn’t say much for our other strikers does it?

loic remy at hull

Loic Remy scoring against Hull last time out

We were expecting Loic to be back for the Manchester United game, because the manager had said he should be fit last Monday following the Saints disaster, but it’s taking a long time for that calf injury of his to heel, and of course  it doesn’t help that he picked up the injury playing a friendly game for France on 5th March.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say about Remy today:

“I think his appearance on the squad list for Stoke, whether it is as a substitute or player, will give us a massive lift.”

“And we are hoping this week he is going to be included, if not we’ll have to save him for the home games.” “The two home games are going to be massive for us now.”

Alan is being guarded just in case he’s not available for Stoke, but if he can train a couple of days this week he should start at Stoke City, because Luuk de Jong and Papiss Cisse up front just don;t provide enough of a threat, although Papiss is slowly coming into some form.

We just have to hope that Loic trains this week,  and that he has no bad reaction to the training.

Loic has been absolutely outstanding for Newcastle this season with 13 league goals in his 24 total appearances for the team.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Injuries · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Premier League



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97 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I expect a defeat – possibly 3 or 4-0
    seems to be the norm for teams around us

  • 2 jimmysmith // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Who’s been paying his 80 000 quid a week wages?

  • 3 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Sack Pardew and everyone will get a lift.

  • 4 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Mike Ashley puts his own version of the SBR quote!

    “What is a club in any case?”

    “It’s the buildings you can cover in Sports Direct advertising, the cheap managers who agree with my every decision.

    It’s television contracts, marketing departments or executive boxes.”

    “It’s a small boy clambering up the escalator in Sports Direct gripping his hard earned pocket money to buy his first replica shirt and a bag for life for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at vast array of pile em high, sell em cheap child made polyester
    Looking over the hallowed stretch of shop aisles and without being able to do a thing about it, walking out the shop laden with cheap tat.”

  • 5 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    An excellent article from True-Faith editor Mick Martin. This is the views of a man who has followed the Toon for the best part of 50 years. Sums things up brilliantly.

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/thru-black-white-eyes-zombies-6apr14/

  • 6 lesh // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    It’s a pretty pass when our performances and goals seem to rely on one man, an on loan striker to boot!

    Ashley’s stewardship has been nothing short of a footballing disaster.

  • 7 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Stoke will absolutely tonk us everywhere and we’ll make them look like Spain whilst we look like San Marino

    Actually that’s what I’ve heard fatty is going to call us from next season ;)

  • 8 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    The whipping boys of the premier league on current form! God help us at anfield :( and I’m not religious lol

  • 9 lesh // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Ciaran, I haven’t read the True Faith article yet but is it safe to assume it suits your Ashley out agenda?

    As far as you know, is there any channel for dialogue between NUST, Time for Change or other fans’ interest groups?

    If not, are any attempts being made to facilitate conciliation and constructive dialogue with Ashkey and/ or his representatives? We know some of the history but are any efforts being made to rebuild bridges or have they been well and truly burnt?

  • 10 WWSBRD // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Ciaran
    What a depressing read because it’s true

    Would relegation be that bad after all?

  • 11 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    The quote’s from Pardew on the previous thread really make my blood boil. Cannot stand the tosser any longer.
    It’s just excuse after deluded excuse. Why can’t he just come out for once in his slime filled life and say he take responsibility for not being able to get the players playing? We’ve heard the injury excuse week after week, month after month, year after year. It doesn’t wash with any of us any longer.

  • 12 toon22 // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Im sure AP will be licking his lips at the chance to notch up another record breaking defeat at Anfield.

  • 13 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Everton have had worse injuries than us and player for player (on paper) aren’t as good as us…. Pards needs to smell the coffee and realise a decent manager / coach can get a team playing decent football and still show ambition despite limited finances

  • 14 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Do you guys know what Rodgers says to his players? If they make a mistake I don’t hold it against them and they know I take the blame if they do so they go out and play with freedom knowing they can do what they want to a certain extent

    Fcuk me puppets ego wouldn’t let him say anything remotely like that imo!

  • 15 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    That True – Faith article was genuine and chillingly accurate. When looking at the big picture, I’d happily take relegation for a fresh start and a new sense of purpose and drive. At least then the fans can get behind a common cause and lift the team back to the premier league. It would be nice to be able to go back to games again and feel the passion.

  • 16 kimbo // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Why would Remy want to risk further injury playing for us before the World Cup. Why would we want a player to play for us who will be leaving us in 5 games time. Debuchy, Sissoko and Remy will not come off the injury list and excuses will be made by Pardew.

  • 17 JP...from The Rock // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    I am so depressed with Newcastle United these days that I just don’t care anymore. I’ve never felt this low about our club and the direction we’re heading.

    Thank you Ashley and Pardew for taking away the pride and spirit from our once great club.

  • 18 geordie157 // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Pardew out!

    Wish he’d give gouffran a game up top, with Sammy and Ben arfa left n right of a 433. Guess that’s too attack minded though.

  • 19 Average_Contents // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Relegation didn’t work last time out so why will it work now?

    He put us up for sale and wouldn’t take a very fair priced offer then so it’s highly unlikely he’d be willing to do that now!

  • 20 Sav // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    The rebuilding for next season’s challenge has already begun – the nameplate on Lee Charnley’s office now reads ‘Director of Football’.
    Fills you with pride, doesn’t it.
    If only the team were as consistent and successful as Monster Mash.

  • 21 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Lesh

    I can’t speak for NUST, but what I can say is that even after being banned from the Fan’s Forum, NUST still made efforts to communicate with the football club, all of which were turned down except for 1 – where Lee Marshall met a Trust board member for a quick cup of coffee. NUST still tries to communicate with the club, it would appear that the club are less than willing to engage with the only legitimately constituted organisation of Newcastle United supporters.

  • 22 JP...from The Rock // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    The only things that can cheer me up and feel positive about it all again is if we

    1- We somehow start putting good entertaining performances and perhaps win most of our remaining matches.

    2- Sign some really good players (especially fast and nimble strikers that know how to score regularly)

    3- Pardew either resigns or is sacked and replaced with a very good technical coach that loves attacking football and players like HBA.

    4- Ashley leaves once and for all and the next owner is much much more supportive and ambitious and we can once again look forward to transfer windows with excitement.

    Of all those scenarios I can only realistically say that option 2 is the most likely.

    :(

  • 23 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Lesh

    Personally I have an Ashley Out agenda, I’ve never hidden that fact so I am hardly going to promote articles encouraging his ownership and thinks he is doing a great job.

    We all do it. It’s called confirmation bias and it is a natural psychological reaction.

  • 24 Ibizatoon // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Ciaran…Never mind promote it, can you find such an article, in particular a recent one?

    If you can, I say we have the author committed. There’s opinion and then there’s lunacy.

  • 25 NUFCarter // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Ciaran
    An excellent article, but a depressing read.
    Its absolutely horrendous what Ashley’s done to our club and for fans to accept relegation to get rid of him says it all.

  • 26 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Ibiza

    That’s true. I come across some people on Facebook pages who are trying to convince others that Ashley is doing a good job, but thankfully these people are either in the minority or are simply trolls who wish to start an argument. That argument has been won a long time ago, however, the next argument is how do we arrest the development of this crippling apathy and turn it into positive action?

    Thoughts welcome.

  • 27 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    NUFCarter

    I made the point a number of months ago that I would gladly accept relegation to be rid of Mike Ashley and I was told I should be ashamed of myself. Of course I want Newcastle United to be plying their trade at the top table of English football, but at what cost?

    Would it not mean more to us fans to have a Championship club, or even a League 1 club which is being run in the best interest of the fans? A club which invests in local community and seeks to develop links with non-league clubs in the area to ensure football is growing and developing in the region? A team the community can be proud of?

    I know which situation I would rather have.

  • 28 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    ciaran

    Of course I want us to be a top flight club, improving (or trying to) every year, so i would take relegation to be rid of ashley.

    I know it sounds bad, its the same thing when people would rather survival and a cup win…i’d take a cup every day.

    You never forget a cup win but you can easily forget a season over the course of your life, you will forget many.

    Also very few clubs have been top flight for 70 years so during your life you will see a relegation at some point, so it’s not the end of the world.

    As I have said many times, ashley not buying enough isn’t my biggest concern, lots of clubs sell themselves short….it’s his treatment of the place only as a business, not respecting tradition and fans.

  • 29 Ibizatoon // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Ciaran…The only positive I see at the minute is that more and more fans are getting clued in as to what is up at the club. The tide is turning and maybe fan power can actually be realised sometime soon.

    How we go about it exactly I am not sure, but whatever it is, for it to work, we must be united.

    Sadly, it may take another summer to push this one over the edge. There are still a fair few willing to wait and see.

    How did the bus tour go?

  • 30 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Sage

    I have faith in our club that if we were ever relegated, that we would find our way back to the top flight, and better yet, if we could find our way back to the top flight with fan based ownership it would be all the sweeter.

    I see Portsmouth now have 51% fan ownership, and I for one will be watching their continued progress very closely because there is a club that was ravaged by private investors until there was nothing left. Swansea are the only top flight club with fan representation and I would love to see more develop in the years to come but unfortunately it only appears to work – in cases like Swansea and Portsmouth, when disaster has struck. It all depends what people want – do they want a club that is true to their community or one that is in the top flight regardless?

    Ibiza

    I do think this summer will push a fair few over the edge because while I fully expect 3/4 signings, it will not balance out those who will be leaving the club, and I for one think that the state of the first team squad will be very precarious as we head into next season, and as you say, the only positive to be gained from that is people opening their eyes.

    The bus parade went really well, it was heaving it down but it was a right laugh and we managed to get the point across as well as raise a few smiles along the way. We got great coverage both before and after the protest so can’t complain really.

  • 31 the truth will out // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    send him packing money grabber
    he wont play again for us

  • 32 cyprus // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Before we sign anyone the manager has to go first, unfortunately. Despite claims, he seems a nice chap to me. But a coach he ain’t.

  • 33 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    ciaran

    for me a club should represent the city it belongs to and the people who support it…yes compromise can be made by fans in order to see success but somethings are more important than success.

    It’s important that the club doesn’t become too distant from what it is just to buy into the new idea of global brands which a lot of people seem happy to do sadly.

    All decisions should be made with the best interest of the club and city/region at heart.

    I think fan ownership is a good idea in theory but how would fans of clubs worth so much like man utd ever get enough together to buy a meaningful stake, it would be difficult if not impossible.

    What is key for me is fan involvement, even if they can’t own it they should have elected members on the board/hierarchy of the club.

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    cyprus

    Exactly…i think time has come for a change. Without his best couple players this Pardew has just given up, with what we have out we maybe shouldn’t be winning games but we should at the very least be tough to beat, not keep rolling over time and again.

    We need fresh ideas.

  • 35 NUFCarter // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Rolando Aarons:

    “It seems as though the gaffer is really interested in bringing young players through so it gives you hope that you’ll get a chance if you keep doing well.”

    You couldn’t be more wrong

  • 36 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    We are in for the same crap football till the end of the season.

    Can you imagine the reaction if Pardew gives Marveaux a full game and he does wonderfully. He will be killed for not doing so earlier.

    Same with armstrong I think.

    Im sure Pardew knows he needs to TRY benarfa marveaux and armstrong along with gouffran and sammy upfront(Or some other attacking combo). But if it does work he will get a kicking for leaving it so late.

    Pardew would rather do the same team repeatedly than try a new attacking formula.

  • 37 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Sage

    Personally I am all for fan involvement, to whatever extent as a first port of call – be that 10%, 20% with a view to build themselves up to a 51% stake at the very least.

    With enough organisation I believe fans can mobilise themselves to purchase a portion of their club.

    If the 52,000 people on matchday contributed £1,000 there you have £52m which would easily buy at least 20% of Newcastle United. It is more complicated than that but not much more really. All it takes is organisation.

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    artful

    i don’t think that’s the reason they don’t play, I think it is because pardew doesn’t know how to get the team playing a system which suits them, just hopes they can adapt and play his negative guff.

    Nothing cynical in it, just incompetence.

  • 39 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    ciaran

    I agree it is difficult but possible if the interest is their…the issue is when you have clubs like man utd worth billion(s) which is where it gets difficult.

  • 40 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Sage

    To affect the issue in its entirety, we would probably need government intervention by the way of legislation, but that does not mean that we cannot affect our own situation and try to buy a share in our own club.

    While it is a wider football issue, and I sympathise with the plight of the true Manchester United fans who are not seeing their best interests served, I have to, first and foremost, concern myself with Newcastle United.

    However, lobbying politicians for change in this issue should be a matter of priority heading into the next election.

  • 41 Toon Tang // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    “Remy Still A Doubt For Stoke City Game”

    No goals for again then eh.

    JUST START SOME OF THE YOUNG LADS THEN PARDS YOU SHAFTER, WHATS THE PROBLEM

  • 42 the truth will out // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    he has ashleys member in his gob

  • 43 beefman13 // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Read the Mirror piece on Ashley and Rangers again.
    He can own 2 clubs as long as they are ‘not in the same competition’.
    The only competitions both clubs could ever be in together would be the Europa and Champions League.
    So…..current strategy continues to work…..Newcastle stay 10th, no investment, no ambition, but the loan gets paid off, slowly. Rangers get to pitch (eventually) at Europe, which gets him more TV money etc.
    Reply
    talk about blood boiling.

  • 44 Roy // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Stuart 9 and Jimiley (Previous article)

    Well said, its a sad state of affairs but the fans that continue to go to the games are unfortunately only prolonging the agony for our great football club.

  • 45 colwell // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Last time we played Stoke they would have no doubt beat us that day if they kept 11 players on, they were all over us, i nil up and looking for more. No doubt this time the dross we have out there will get beat AGAIN.

    Pards is a huge factor in us being,playing shite and should be no where near a Prem team. Is he even motivated to do his job? I mean when your safe no matter what he seems to do would you be that bothered?

    The players we have though we rate far too highly, Colo/Willo get made out to be like god’s and are no better than Bramble/Boumsong mistakes after mistakes. Willo for 6ft4 is a pansy, skinny,slow just shite.

    De Jong really trying his best to win a contract the guy doesn’t even shoot, Cisse how many chances does he need to score?

    Overall our Defence is poor, midfield is Ok but way to defensive minded and attack is all out w@nk.

    ATM we are rotten all the way through and does not look like changing soon, Gutting really!

  • 46 martoon // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    I was completely baffled by Pardew’s substitutions again especially putting Shola on 5 minutes from the end – what was the point? If he thought Shola was going to make an impact (debatable I know) then surely bring him on as soon as we went 2 – 0 down. Surely giving young Armstrong a run for 10 minutes against good players with no pressure, as we were going to be beat anyway, would have served some purpose. I can only think Pardew is contributing to Shola’s pension fund with appearance money :)

  • 47 theartfuldodger // Apr 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    TS,

    Who knows. Mine was just another theory born out of frustration.

    Why the hell cant he try something more attacking. He really thinks making small twitches will get us playing again. Grrrr
    Benarfa in Benarfa out benarfa in.

  • 48 the truth will out // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    a great club led by ar5eh0l3s

  • 49 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    another 3 or 4-0 thumping again…

  • 50 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Ciaran

    is that true about Portsmouth having 51% fan ownership? very interesting if that’s the case.

  • 51 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    @Rotunda – it is indeed – although they had to go bust and end up in League 2 to achieve it !!!

    mid celebratory scenes in the high court from the fans who will now become its owners, Portsmouth Football Club has been saved from liquidation after an 11th hour deal between its administrators and the former owner of the club.

    The out-of-court settlement, between administrators BDO and Balram Chainrai’s Portpin, finally draws a line under a lengthy and at times bizarre saga of chronic mismanagement under a series of owners that resulted in the club collapsing into administration twice in two years.

    Under the deal, which is understood to involve Chainrai accepting the £3m for Fratton Park that the Portsmouth Supporters Trust always insisted it was worth, as well as a six-figure sum to cover costs and compensation, the club will become the largest yet to be owned by its fans.

    Ashley Brown, the chairman of the PST, which will become 51% shareholders in the club under the new structure, said it was a “historic day”, adding: “We’re incredibly pleased. It’s been a draining fight, but we’ve achieved what we set out to do.”

    He said the club, virtually certain to go down to League Two once a 10 point penalty is imposed by the Football League when it exits administration, could now begin the long climb back up the divisions.

  • 52 hadthetshirt // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    @Martoon that’s exactly what I thought.We all know pardwho is loved up with 23.
    This tosser has to go all this bollocks that comes out of his mouth he should be sponsored by Andrex.
    Ankles pardew as thats all you can see from mikes behind.
    Maybe thats why he has a notebook and pen to write his excuses down.Mind he says the same crap every game so he should remember it. Makes my blood boil every time I see his glakey face on telly

  • 53 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Rotonda

    They are indeed. Here’s a link to the article

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/dec/15/richie-barker-portsmouth-newport-county

    Will be interesting to see how they get on.

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  • 55 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    artful

    The annoying thing is when he lets the players of the leash, lets a few get forward into the box and attack with purpose we blow teams away…..I just can’t understand why this isn’t a constant when he sees it gets us many more points than the rubbish he serves up in 95% of games.

    Our players are not consistent which is also an issue, but they aren’t as inconsistent as the gameplan makes them look.

  • 56 Mag52 // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Mindshaft@13
    I’d seriously question whether we have a stronger team on paper at the moment than Everton, but surely the big difference between us and them (ignoring for the moment that they have a top top manager) is that Everton as a team are fired up to played in the premier competition in Europe next season, while we have sweet FA to aim for.

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    As for ashley buying rangers….why would he?

    sure you get champs league nailed on (but they would need to play a qualifying leg so no certainty to get the big money from making the group stage).

    Also that’s only 6 televised games worldwide, which will get low viewing figures compared to prem league (unless they play a top top side) and he can’t have his own advertising at those matches due to UEFA rules.

    So the extra possible 20mil from champs league is nothing when compared the vast sums you get for prem league TV money, and we already made a profit without the new tv money or cabaye sale taken into account, so he has it all with us.

    His best bet would be to sponsor the rangers shirt with sports direct, cheaper and would be seen all over as they sell huge numbers around the world.

  • 58 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    I know Ciaran has already flagged this up, but seriously this is the finest article I have ever read in relation to NUFC

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/thru-black-white-eyes-zombies-6apr14/

    IT’S A TOTAL MUST READ FOR EVERY BLACK & WHITE

  • 59 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    MAG52

    We are talking about a manager who couldn’t keep his team motivated beyond Jan when our season effectively stopped.

    Whnh Lukaku was out injured for nearly 2 months did Martinez say well that’s it then !!!.

  • 60 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Cheers ciaran and mindshaft

    That’s kind of lifted me a bit. I used to go and watch pompey years ago when i lived on the south coast. Good on ‘em.

  • 61 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Theres a huge difference between Martinez and Pards – there is no difference between Everton and Newcastle finances

    Martinez had a plan in Jan to reduce wage bill selling players he didn’t think could fit into the style of football he wanted to play and lost their biggest asset in Fellaini
    He didn’t sit round and mope about losing a big big player

    He sorted out out the squad by selling Jelavic, Anichibe, Heitinga and bought cheaper players such as Kone, McCarthy and McGeady all on lower wages than the prior lot and able to play in the style he wants and made a 16 million trading profit to allow him to have a decent transfer budget this summer

    Pards lost Cabaye and sat in the corner thinking thats it, we’re foooked
    The guy has no plan, no tactics and generally no idea other than to blame others around him

  • 62 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Rodgers has more money at Liverpool but again has a plan on the way he wants the team to play then gets rid of players who are unable to play this way

    Pards just sits there putting square pegs in round holes

  • 63 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Hats off to Ed, though. He gets stick sometimes for drumming up nearly nothing articles just to keep the flow going, but I appreciate how hard it must be to come up with something to say to jolt the blog along. But recently it has to be the toughest time yet with the blog temperature indicating a decidedly lukewarm attitude to the club. I don’t care in the slightest whether Remy is playing or not, whether Santon is back in the groove or whether we are looking at players from Bayern Munich or Stratfield Turgis Conservative Club FC, I don’t even care if the players will be wearing the new third kit at Stoke, the one with the floral shirt, Bermuda shorts and flip flops, I just want this season to end, for Ashley to admit he got his fingers bitten by his new pet and is bored watching it flounder in a box and sell up. Then the new owner can clear the decks of the insipid tosh that runs this club. That TF Article is spot on about the lack of life in the club, but it could say more about the soporific effect it has had on the fans who seem to be shelling out good money to sit in the ground the same way they would for a dentists appointment. Former ST holder here who won’t go back until that fat man has gone first.

  • 64 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    @mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Pards just sits there putting square pegs in round holes
    =========

    your wrong. pards sits there and brings on Ameobi from the 80th minute.

  • 65 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    At this rate, Everton will qualify for champions league in a season they lost their equiv of Cabaye (Fellaini), Cisse (Jelavic) and Shola (Anichibe) as well as jettisoning their own Steve Taylor ( Heitinga), all while making a 16+ million profit on transfers and cutting the wage bill

    Its called a plan

  • 66 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    @ilovetoon – sadly you’re right – he has a bunch of pegs and some square holes but just stamps his feet, throws them all against the wall in frustation and shouts put Shola on

  • 67 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    since when has pardew had a choice in buying players fatty sends carr to france and buys his recommendations when and if required or the price is right as for selling players well that would mean replacing which means spending again…

  • 68 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    wolfshead – pards has a choice and is involved in player purchases and transfers – he may have to take into account fattys and others viewpoints but its up to him to sell a vision on how to make the team successful whilst still making a profit

    unfortunately his idea is to ask for Bent, Tompkins and any other old english has been or never will be.

    Why isn’t he actively looking to sell Obertan, Marvs, Steven Taylor, Shola – it’s pathetic – we just let them sit there till contract runs out ala Simpson / Barton and so on

  • 69 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    I believe pardew is largely credited for signing Obertan.. Do you really want to trust this judgement.

    Look at Abeid for example. he gets away from pardew and is a minor superstar in the Greek league right now, ie the team who beat Manu 2-0 at home.

    You know that with a manager with a different attacking and positive mindset the players we have, some of whom looked great before being pardewed, would look far happier, effective and motivated. They just need their leashes taken off.

    How can any technical or flair player buy in to sticking 10 men behind the ball until the 70th minute every game.

  • 70 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    mindshaft

    if you want to believe that okay thing is if you cast your mind back to dec when the city was getting feverish about possible champions league football what a vision that was and in january the fat cvnt pissed on our chips because he was offered 20 mill for cabaye how can you forward plan with someone like that

  • 71 Tsunki // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Look even more like Cabaye did the right thing for himself. I can’t imagine the likes of Remy, Sissoko, Krul, Debuchy, Tiote etc wanting to play so badly in a crucial career year like this, it can’t be lack of motivation, the World Cup generates it’s own impetus with eligible players. No, the problem is good players bring hamstrung by non-tactics,

  • 72 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    oh no not obertan again bought on a recommendation from his one time friend saf lol

  • 73 Toon Tang // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Tsunki, slot 63 – good read

  • 74 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    wolfshead – Pardew is not only part of the problem, he’s the majority of the problem

  • 75 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Not to worry lads – Alans 2010 interview

    This is what Alan said about what he sees as the future of Newcastle United:

    “By 2016 I would see us certainly challenging the top seven positions.” “Hopefully producing players from within.” “I would like them to be local lads as well – there is nothing better in a city than having players coming through.”

    “I don’t think there have been too many recently and it would be nice to increase that.” “I saw Barcelona had eight local players in their first team recently – why can’t we?”

    “I am not going to compare Newcastle to Barcelona, but Newcastle is a big club.” “I feel in the short-term I need to look to stabilize and then maybe in the summer look at foundations to go forward.”

    Given Newcastle are now in 8th place in the Premier League, we would very much hope we’d be challenging for the top 7 positions in six years time – come on Alan!

  • 76 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Claiming Pardew is the only problem we’re faced with at our club gives the impression that we would have no problems if we managed to sack him. Nonsense.

    Pretty sure there is a common problem when we look at these decisions:

    Decision to force KK from the club.
    Hiring JFk (1st time)
    Relegation
    Humiliating Shearer
    Decision to sack Hughton
    Decision to hire Pardew
    Renaming SJP
    Hiring JFK (2nd time)
    Continuing lack of ambition on and off the field.

    Don’t think Pardew has much of a part to play in any of those decisions (other than on-field tripe). I wonder, if Pardew wasn’t to blame for all of the above, who is?

  • 77 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    The appointment was widely criticized but Pardew was confident in his ability and knew what he wanted. “I had a good record, good experience, I worked well with young players – and I want to win something,” Pardew, now 50, explains.

    “I don’t want to finish ninth in the Premier League. There will be a season, somewhere down the line, when ninth will be ‘thank god for that’. That season will come – a run of injuries, it’s not working, you get sucked into a war down the bottom and the middle of the table will seem like a haven.

    “But, for this football club, that shouldn’t be success. We should strive for better than that and we play in front of 52,000 fans, that will always attract players, we have to use that to our advantage. If I was a player, I’d like to play in our team. The most important thing is to have a team that looks like it’s going forward and we have that.”

    To achieve success, Newcastle adopted a very clear ‘model’. “We need to buy players who are going to have value, we don’t buy 31-year-olds,” Pardew explains. “Those players are not on our agenda at all. Newcastle have made mistakes in the past in doing that and we won’t do it again.”

  • 78 wolfshead@toon // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    ok blame him then and let a cockney crook get away with robbing the club blind if pards does get the sack cashley will still own the club and just employ another puppet same medicine different bottle

  • 79 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Pards is responsible for decisions on the field of play , picking players, tactics, coaching, motivating, selection etc etc

  • 80 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Mindshaft

    And you think the only problems at our club are in relation to tactics and coaching? Dear me.

  • 81 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Rotonda at 69

    Buzzers!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He does not play for Olympiakos.

    But you are usually spot on.

  • 82 jimiley // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    I used to be so proud of our fans but I now believe that they are dead from the neck up. There is no passion in them. They rarely get behind the team and the atmosphere is dead. Why bother shuffling along to the ground to sit there in silence? They cannot even get worked up to protest about the bandit bleeding the club dry. Are they so sad that they cannot think of anything to do on a Saturday but put 30 quid directly into a multi billionaire’s back pocket. Morons suffering from a full frontal lobotomy who deserve all they get. I cannot understand why 52K turn up every week when he is robbing us blind. They have no passion about anything. Cardboard cutouts.

  • 83 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    HD

    Sorry i knew it was one of the akos !!

  • 84 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    RH

    I got the point though.

  • 85 mindshaft // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    I give up

  • 86 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    jimiley

    it was funny i watched the match on a Spanish stream with no commentary and it was like a library! ash has really done a number on us

  • 87 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    wolf

    why go racist on us? Les ferdinand was cockney and a smashing bloke. Just a —–bas–d will suffice!

  • 88 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    So I see Spurs are set to replace Sherwood. They know full well he’s not good enough and has verbal diarrhea, sound familiar?
    If Spurs and Norwich can realise they need to change, why the hell can’t we? It’s sets up back yet again.

  • 89 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    wolf

    How can any technical or flair player buy in to sticking 10 men behind the ball until the 70th minute every game?

    You didn’t explain why he has always had such negative and fear inducing tactics, no matter who he is in charge of, be it tevez or whoever.

  • 90 lew // Apr 7, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    MA have to tighten Pardew up real-time!

    All the excuses all the time, and the so called “hard-work”, is no where to be seen. These quotes further confirm the “ambition” of top10, and it’s killing me!

    As a matter of fact I think we need a DOF, a DOF with authority who can get AP a reality-check and a real-talk!!

    I STILL HOPE MA HAS ANY SENSE OF AMBITION, AND THAT PARDEW WILL BE SACKED IN THE SUMMER!

    Lew out…

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    God you lot are a happy bunch

    I can’t sleep
    I can’t eat
    I can’t drink
    I don’t go out

    Oh no the worlds going to end this weekend

    Theres is more important things in life than football

    Feel free to give me some abuse no doubt I will get some in the next few minutes

    COUNTDOWN 321 AND

  • 92 Rotonda heights // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Wolf

    the fear of someone even worse (you’d be going some) isn’t a good enough reason to keep someone who is failing at his job in every aspect and calls another respected manager an f—- c—-t and headbutts a player. Real classy – NOT!!

    You do realise your comment ” oh no not obertan again bought on a recommendation from his one time friend saf lol” does make you sound incredibly gullible and naive.

    Seeing as SAF was the selling party and knew he had a wrongun. But it’s alright he wouldn’t sell his friend a pup now would he? Honestly you couldn’t make it up. lol !!

  • 93 Mag52 // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Rotunda@59
    No Martinez certainly didn’t give up the ghost when Lukaku got injured, you wouldn’t expect him to, but an injury to a top performer is very different to arguably your best man getting sold off without being replaced. Not only your best man, by the way, but the player who was unquestionably influential in the signing of a number of our other French players all of whom must have realized then, if it hadn’t occurred to them before, that NUFC under Ashley is a club devoid of any ambition whatsoever.
    Incidently, in the January transfer window, although not pushing the boat out, Everton ended up with four new players, one of whom played on Sunday, and how many did old moneybags acquire?

  • 94 Jail for Ashley // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    From NUFC.com,
    Here’s the record that has seen Chris Hughton sacked:

    Chris Hughton’s last fourteen games: 13 points
    (7 losses, 4 draws, 3 wins. 10 goals for, 20 against)

    Here’s the record that will see Pardew get a bonus:

    Alan Pardew’s last fourteen games: 13 points
    (9 defeats, 1 draw, 4 wins. 9 goals for, 27 against)

  • 95 toonluvva // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Ciaran.

    Thanks for posting the link to True Faith. Sadly it didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know.

    One of the replies to the article said stated that Mr Ashley could make even more money with a successful club. That might be true, but it misses an important point, namely that Mr Ashley simply sees NUFC as a means of promoting Sports Direct and nothing more.

    Mr Ashley has reportedly stated that NUFC must be self sufficient, an indication that our role is simply to attract advertising for SD and nothing more.

    It is obvious that he knows nothing about football. I wouldn’t mind that if he taken time and effort to appoint people who actually did! Instead he has turned to drinking buddies.

    For as long as SD keep making millions Mr Ashley will be happy. He has no interest in NUFC at all.

    I suspect that once he found that he had been tricked into buying the club by the Halls & Shepherds for too high a price and couldn’t sell it on, possibly even at a loss, he quickly lost interest.

  • 96 toonking // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    I’m starting to think myself the only reason pardew is still with newcastle is he really does have gambling debts. things are looking clearer every year, what i think is going to happen this summer is we will see very little spent on transfers all i see happening is ashley is going to bring in some loans.

    Most of his money is i believe is going to be put into rangers.

    If ashley still doesn’t leave newcastle after next season then we will be aiming for 7th-10th every year because it’s quite simple rangers are a team that can get into europe without the need to spend much, sadly that means we will not be allowed in europe ourselves because it is forbidden to have 2 clubs in europe which are owned by the same owner. basically what that will tell managers and players is newcastle united are doing them no good what so even and so they will just not bother joining. The only people you will see joining newcastle are those who are on loan from rangers and them who just want money.

  • 97 Ciaran // Apr 7, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Toonluvva

    Spot on bud. He simply wants NUFC to look after itself financially so he can do absolutely nothing while it earns him millions in increased share prices for SD off the back of the advertising he earns off of us.

    The article was posted merely to demonstrate that ST holders of many years share the sentiments that I myself have long felt. I’d imagine people will simply agree with what is written rather than be informed by it, which really was all I was looking for to be honest.




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