Newcastle Fans Deserve Better Than This


It was telling that last week 77% of fans in our poll thought we’d lose at home against Manchester United, and that turned out to be true when we were hammered 4-0, and this week it was 76% of fans through we’d lose – and we did – for the fourth games in a row – this time at Stoke City.

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A minute’s silence before the game – to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

And Newcastle haven’t scored in those four games and we’ve conceded 12 goals – and it’s been a nightmare for the fans.

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But on the bright side (well kind of), we only conceded one goal today against an ordinary looking Stoke City side.

But it was a sloppy goal to concede after 42 minutes, as a cross come shot eluded the Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, and it ended up in the top right hand corner of the net.

The scorer – Erik Pieters – at one time a Newcastle target, could only laugh – which says he meant it to be a cross.

But one goal was enough – as it’s been in the last four games for Newcastle to lose, and now we have gone 12 league games of the last 16 without scoring and picked up only 13 points.

This is all too bad to be true – but it’s what’s happening – and we’ve now lost 11 of the last 16 league games and failed to score in 12 of them.

It will be interesting to see what Alan Pardew says after the fourth pathetic performance in a row, when we have also failed to score, and Stoke were only a mediocre side today.

But the Potters were still better than Newcastle – and it’s clear that Alan Pardew just cannot motivate his players.

Newcastle United fans deserve better than these woeful performances on the pitch this year.

It’s just not good enough – and that’s the truth.

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181 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    tsunki so who next ffs!??

    jesus if people can’t see that there isn’t gonna be a better manager come in while ashley is still here then god help us!

    who’s the next one who is gonna put up with not signing any players after desperatley needed
    or selling our best players or getting players that we don’t really need them because we need players in other positions?

    oh and also spout the ashley bullshit?

    that banner and many many more of them should say ASHLEY OUT! simple as that!

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #2

    ToonKing for you:

    toonking

    Clearly, clearly you have a massive problem is distincting away what the problems are in our club on the pitch, training ground and off the pitch with the owner.

    On the pitch and training ground is the responsibility of the manager, we have players which are still here that finished in the season that was a miracle (5th in the league). The same players are now underperforming and we have even added some raw talent from the french league which one time Mbiwa captain at Montpellier where he won the league and was known as one of the worlds youngest potential and best center backs at the time, comes here, he gets played out of position and had to be forced on due to steven taylor getting injured.

    Ben Arfa our most creative player along side Marveaux which was once again no where near seen on the bench or the stadium are getting constantly bad press and blames from Pardew.

    Our youngest prospect Adam Armstrong gets played out of position when a day before Alan Pardew said he wouldnt play youngsters as it would ruin there potential and morale, well its too late for that ParTw@t.

    The formation was shown as a 3-5-2, to make it seem to the fans that Pardew was trying a new attacking formation. It was the exact opposite, there was 2 wing backs, therefore its a 5-3-2 all ultra defence negative hoofball.

    Every time they came attacking at us we had our whole squad in the box to defend.

    The manager is the man responsible to motivate, train, work on weaknesses, set pieces, movement, discipline, basically everything you see on pitch it was the manager is responisble for, most importantly that includes MOTIVATION.

    A manager that admits he cannot motivate players is the instance of when he should sack or resign to save his dignity.

    You can tell us, no need to be afraid. Is Pardew paying you from his casino money to protect and be his PR,PA buddy?

    toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    “jesper
    nothing is going to ever change my opinion on pardew.

    when managers are fcuken sacked they are sacked because the owner has paid the money in transfer windows to bring players.

    what managers don’t deserve the fcuken sack for is when the owner has left us with players like shola ameobi saylor obatan marvo de jong and cisse as the attackers”

    Double deluded guy.

    No one is forcing ParTw@t to pick Shola Ameobi and drop our creative players and best defenders like Mbiwa, Haidara, Marveaux, Ben Arfa and even De Jong if he h
    ad a good manager that could play to his strengths.

    I love how you always single out Cisse, was he not the reason we came 5th 2 seasons ago no? or are you going to say it was the work of Pardew? or is it luck?

    So now you go blaming Cisse cause he gets next to nothing created cause the tactics are so negative and we don’t press and use attacking reinforcements?

    I would also like to remind you, when Cabaye was so called “depressed” Marveaux did a brilliant job on saving us from relegation with his crucial assists but what does he get this season? gets dropped so Cabaye doesnt strop and force hes way out of NUFC to Arsenal at that period but he ended up at PSG now.

    Open up your deluded-dusted out eyes, stop being a PR/PA buddy for PardTw@t.

    oonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    “lesh it not pardew they are p1ssed off with it’s that fcuken owner.

    owners are the ones who sell players not managers

    owners are the ones who buy players not managers.

    If we are giving ashley so much stick for the greed and lack of spending in the transfer windows well why the fcuk are players not thinking the same?”

    “lesh it not pardew they are p1ssed off with it’s that fcuken owner.”

    Are you speaking out of your own arse? I dont see others blaming Mike Ashley to an extent cause, theres one person responsible for this and thats Pardew.

    Good job Mike Ashley does not trust him with this fund, he would end up buying the whole West Ham team for hoofing it back out to the 17th century.

    Speak for yourself, you are either a troll or Pardew’s best friend, carry on doing your PR/PA assistance for this deluded egoistic cockney.

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    mose
    if cisse was such a fcuken decent player tell me why the fcuk he couldn’t get back inside last season? does pardew control his legs?

    If HBA was such a great player why the fcuk did he have bust ups with so many fcuken managers of his previous teams?
    what other selfish bast@rds are great players.

    when you have got obatan and jonas as fcuking subs then why should marvo be the best fcuken creative player ?
    is carroll scored lots more goals compared to the rest of the strikers we had at the time does that make him a quality striker? if the answer is no then why should marvo be any different?

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  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #4

    ruddy not at all but it shows that hardened supporters who have watched the toon for probably double there life times aren’t doing the same!

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    we did not look like we wanted to win tbh !

    anita was the only one who wanted the win
    gosling was the only one who wanted to score
    mbiwa was the only one wih a point to prove when he came on and i suppose armstrong can be excused for being inexperianced.

    tiote/sissoko/anita/mbiwa to keep the res i couldnt care less tbh inc krull who i think is over rated.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew came up with two brilliant pieces of tactical nouse again today :

    1) Plays Armstrong (a young inexperienced forward) out of his natural position on the right wing .

    2) . Basically uses Willo as a makeshift striker for the last 10 minutes .

    Just when I think he can’t do any worse he surprises me yet again .

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  • davetoon

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #7

    ahh sh!t, the 40 articles per minute section…. 🙂

    ——————-

    I’m still trying to work out how we went 11 games unbeaten in ’11/12 with what on paper looks a worse team than what we have now.

    its amazing what belief and lack of belief does to a team.

    Look at Spurs this season after spending £120 on players. and then theres Arsenal’s last 10 games

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    “tsunki so who next ffs!??

    jesus if people can’t see that there isn’t gonna be a better manager come in while ashley is still here then god help us!

    who’s the next one who is gonna put up with not signing any players after desperatley needed
    or selling our best players or getting players that we don’t really need them because we need players in other positions?

    oh and also spout the ashley bullshit?

    that banner and many many more of them should say ASHLEY OUT! simple as that!”

    Well done, I applaud you. When Mike Ashley sees that banner he will think” Oh my heart hurts, I better get away from this club as clearly the fans hurt me”. You really think he will think that??

    He will oppositely say “deluded fans, they pay for the season tickets and it comes to my pocket and they think a banner will move me out from earning millions from this club? bunch of twats”.

    I don’t know what’s wrong with fans like you and toonking, you need to get a brain scan.

    What sounds logical, read it over in your mind and think it through first before posting.

    You act like mangers are extinct and rare to find in the planet, not every quality manager demands high wages and big transfer kitty’s, get that in your small mind of yours.

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  • andrew84

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #9

    toonking

    The hallmark of a good manager is the ability to get average players to play well.

    Pardew does the opposite – he gets average performances out of players that, on paper, are top-6 calibre.

    The man’s a dinosaur.

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  • BandB

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Ciaran,

    Earlier today I smiled off a rather jejune notion of yours that I need your help with the punchline of my own jokes.
    An intervention that made me look just as superior as you.
    So don’t push this “you are patronizing me” line.
    I am not.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    @turkish I do agree that not being able to motivate players should be grounds for sacking.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #12

    To the

    “never get anyone better than Pardew under Ashley brigade”

    So what else do we do then ? , just lie back and take it . I don’t think so .

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Manx

    No it doesn’t show that at all. The kid was holding it, doesn’t mean he made it. Doesn’t mean the older people around him don’t agree with him.

    You’ve taken the fact that a kid was holding the ‘Pardew Out’ banner and attached a meaning to that where none such meaning exists, or at least there is no proof of the meaning you’ve attached to it.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew on the radio just now and blamed the local press for the problems at the club and the wind for the defeat ! Is there no end to the drivel.
    Is the wind not an act of god and can I claim my money back on my insurance ?
    Ashley just made £200 million out of selling part of Sports Direct hopefully to buy and invest in Rangers and then the ugly duckling can get out of toon. Who we get instead I don’t know but I live in hope.

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  • BandB

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Manx,

    Ciaran is right. That was a rank slur.
    I wouldn’t want those guys at my front door demanding a retraction.
    And neither would you.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardew would blame his daughter if it meant him escaping criticism.

    The guy is a slime ball .

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Continue supporting Pardew Manx and toonking also any other hiding fans out there.

    Post-match quotes:

    Pardew :”It was a fluke goal, the wind caught hold of it. We should have had a penalty.”

    Pardew on fans:”Four defeats as Newcastle manager with 10 senior players is a difficult hold to fill. Their frustrations boiled over.”

    Pardew: “Four defeats for Newcastle is going to bring its own pressure. I don’t think the local press have helped.”

    REALLY???

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #18

    The Sunday Sun are going to crucify Pardew tomorrow after those comments .

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    BandB

    Well you were patronising, and deliberately so. This has the makings of a ‘mountain out of a molehill’ scenario, but I can hold my ground if you want to dig deeper into a dispute.

    Your call.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Let the moaning begin

    Right that’s it no one is coming on welshgeordie train

    To many moaners on this blog

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  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    turkish well go on then mr fuskin superior!!
    who’s this manager then?
    and forget foreign ones no chance!
    oh and forget ambitious ones too no chance!
    oh and forget ones that have done well in the prem no chance
    but go on tell us all these great managers that will work under ashley mr fuskin know it all!?

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #22

    BandB

    Need help explaining that one?

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #23

    At least the fans have finally made their opinion known to Pardew today with the chants and banners at the Brittania

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  • IITianToon

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Mind you 3-5-2 was not a bad idea to start with I felt.

    Logic of putting Armstrong on RW: He simply does not trust Ben Arfa on the wings, but he has to put him on so hwat does he do? 😀

    Why could he not simply play Ben Arfa as the most advance of the midfield 5 with Cisse and Arma as the two upfront.
    I have always managed to find reasons as to why Pardew makes certain decisions, but those are the deciisions of a fool and scared manager!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t forget ladies we are still in the top half

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Pardew’s excuses were nothing short of pathetic. He complains about having 10 professionals out, yet he could have had a forward 3 of Ben Arfa Cisse and Gouffran and the team is hardly different at all.

    He plays Shola and leaves our most creative player Ben Arfa on the bench til late on. Marveaux who can play a final ball is nowhere to be seen.

    Says he doesn’t want to harm the young players, yet plays another 17 year old, like Campbell out of position.

    He’s full of it. The guy is a joke.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Its become that bad under Pardew I am actually just pleased we didn’t concede more than 2 goals .

    Is he in the top 3 worst NUFC managers ever ? .

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Hearing Pardew say the local paper stirring up the problems is a joke as well. The man is cringeworthy with his slimey and pathetic excuses.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Manxpie

    You say noone better will come.

    At this rate their is no one worse.

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  • toonking

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #30

    well then fcuken turkish or should i say ASHLEY LOVER

    tell me what was wrong with starting ameobi as forward when he is the 2nd best striker we have got

    tell me why obatan and jonas we always getting the critism they get when they ARE the only 2 wingers we have.

    tell me another team who will not spend much money if any money for 3 of the last 4 transfer windows and still consistantly get top4

    tell me why stoke swansea middlesboro and fulham couldn’t get back into europe when they didn’t spend money.

    also how do we fcuken know that everton are not this season just getting the same fcuken luck we got when we finished 5th?

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  • BandB

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #31

    When Kinnear left, I pointed out (to some hooting) that Pardew was now in the spotlight.
    He could no longer take sly digs at Kinnear, but would have to address his observations directly to his boss.
    I imagined that instead, he would scapegoat certain players, and later, the fans.
    Today Pardew attempted to put out a team he thought would battle for him. A group of players who’s future on the gravy train is tied to his. They fought harder than the disaffected French contingent might. But their best wasn’t anything like good enough. Pardew has polarized his dressing room out of sheer paranoia.
    None of that means a thing to his boss. And that’s all that counts.

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  • davis_toons

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #32

    We need an attacking manager. More technically proven.

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #33

    @12 big pappa

    i’m one of those that dont think we can get better imo but i dont claim to hold all the answers and could well be wrong as i cant see the future.

    its a gamble do we trade manager and risk failure do we keep and more than likely accept being mid table or we will be able to attract a manager who would work under the conditions pardew does ? somehow i doubt there is such a manager apart from an unknown.

    imo pards plays good football with his best starting 11 but when 1 or 2 ect ect of that first 11 are out he does not have a clue what to do and just bundles names and formations on a sheet and prays for the best.

    same with motivation ! he cant motivate to great effect but the players should do this themselves imo with a manager getting the last 10% out of them.

    when ashley leaves pards will leave and i’m not saying we will be better as a new set up could make us worse off but its the only way we will change imo.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #34

    If Pardew does go, I think the club should bring in a Head Coach and name the role as such.

    There is nothing manager about what Pardew does, he has zero say in transfers.

    If we bring in a head coach, the role will be clearly defined. We cannot attempt to recruit a manager, and not offer a managers role.

    There has got to plenty of top coaches out there, willing to accept 1+ million a year, and offered the chance to make a name for themselves. We are still a big club playing in richest/most televised league in the world.

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyway, I always prefer to voice my opinion when I feel disrespected or insulted whereas it appears others want to deal with the same situation in a more underhand manner and present a guise of superiority behind their big words.

    I’ve made my point very clear, and don’t put up with disrespect, even from those I admire and look up to.

    On that note, I’m calling time on my involvement this evening, don’t want to exacerbate what is a rather petty situation.

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  • BandB

    Apr 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Ciaran,

    I don’t think I did too badly out of us being antagonists in a previous life.
    I don’t enjoy blog feuds. They bore me.
    But for you, I will take up the gauntlet.
    If you like 🙂

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  • mag

    Apr 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #37

    That game summed up Teflon Als Newcastle United career, three centre halves and he subs Gosling who was the only attacking threat. That’s one goal scored in the last five games.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #38

    He’s in the worst top 3 nufc managers ever

    Yeah because the previous managers got newcastle into Europe didn’t they

    Not

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Toonkid….P is the one who kept Macherano and Tevez out….now The Great Ben Arfa!!! …our one and only

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  • mag

    Apr 12, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Newcastle United have scored only 9 goals since January the 1st, the worst in the premier league. Sack Pardew!

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