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Newcastle Nightmare Continues – Lose 1-0 At Stoke

5:09 pm, Saturday, April 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 69 Comments

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Peter Crouch had a header that hit the base of a post after 10 minutes, and it was fairly even for most of the first half today the Britannia Stadium, but then Stoke City went ahead with a fluke goal after 42 minutes and goalkeeper Tim Krul has to take some responsibility for the goal.

His Dutch International team-mate Pieters was given the ball out on the left wing, and he immediately put a cross come shot in with his left foot, and the ball ended up in the top right and corner of the goal and it seems the Newcastle goalkeeper thought it was going wide, and didn’t seem to make much of an attempt to get to the ball.

It was a poor piece of judgement from the Newcastle goalkeeper, and that meant Newcastle had to score to prevent our 12th defeat in the last 17 games. :(

And how many Newcastle fans thought that would be another defeat when the goal went in – simply because we cannot score?

And of course we did fail to score, and that’s now 11 defeats in the last 16 league games, and we’ve failed to score in 11 of them, and that is the 12th defeat in the last 17 games in all competitions for Newcastle – and in short it’s simply and absolutely pathetic.

And now that means Stoke are only 3 points behind us with a better goal difference and four games to play – Newcastle have been pathetic this year – simply pathetic. – and now we’ll probably end up in 10th place.

And by the way – Stoke looked mediocre at best.

Oh – and we will meet our goal for this season, and finish in the top 10. :(

It’s not good enough.

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69 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Oleg G // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Again with the “FACT” business?

    It is not FACT at all.

    You can have a manger having an average team that can play good football but the manager doesn’t know how to play his team and doesn’t know anything about tactics and formations etc.

    We have an ok team. They worth much more than 3 points out of 21.

    Ashley should go because he is not investing enough. Pardew should go because he doesn’t know how to play with what he has.

  • 2 Ginger // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Well another defeat. BUT…

    I think it was an alright performance today, a lot and I mean a lot better than usual. We should have had a pen, and both Gosling and Anita should have scored. Stoke at home are a very good team, and we deserved to come out with at least a point.

    All the team played decent, except from Gouffran. However decent just wasn’t good enough today. Unlucky lads!

    MBiwa and Armstrong both looked good coming on from the bench. Ben-Arfa barely touched the ball and will probably be out next match.

    However I’d still like to see Pardew fired, he’s simply not good enough. He’s just not good enough for technical players. We seem to have little creativity. He likes grafters and that is why he fielded that side today.

  • 3 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Belgrade

    Ma ne pitaj nista bre. Pickice svi do jednog. Ovaj coban ne bih umeo da pobedi sa RONALDOM MESIJEM Falkaom Bejlom itd.

    Uzasno je depresivno kada ovaj gore placa igrace po 15 dinara. Fuj.
    Tako zalosno klub koji ima naj navijace nemoze nigde da dogura

  • 4 Toon1978 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    The whole club is deflated. Mike Ashley and AP have stained the name of this once great club so many times its embarassing. Not only can AP not manage a Football team, he is pompous and an arrogant prat who has been reprimanded for his behaviour so many times for his antics its frightening. Claslees moron who is right up Ahleys HOOP its unreal. I prey for the day Ashley sells up and Pardew leaves or god forbid, gets the sack. 4 games without a sniff of a goal, 12 conceded and a starting line up that would have Sir Bobby Robson turning in his grave.

  • 5 Toon Tang // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    MOTM – the banner

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

    RH
    pardew got newcastle to finish 5th in his first full season in charge so therefore i don’t give a fcuk how good everton are this season.

    NEXT FCUKEN SEASON IS THE EUROPA LEAGUE SEASON

  • 7 belgrade fan // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    ovo je drugi put u zivotu da sam igrao protiv nas. na Sautempton igrao keca isto pre 2 ned i sad cekam protiv Arsenala i lpula.
    Ali ovaj trener majko Bozija….. i nece ga otpuste

  • 8 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    WE WANT PARDEW OUT
    WE WANT PARDEW OUT!

  • 9 TurkishFan101 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    toonking

    You are deluded if you think Pardew can achieve anything near what he got in his second season here when he got us to 5th. If he was really backed up by the owner with resources then he would get players like Obertan and get old British overrated players and have his wet dreams of playing 18th century dinosaur football.

  • 10 lesh // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    from previous thread….

    toonking….. Pardew was the one who said we had a superb squad.

    Ashley failed (through Kinnear) to replace Cabaye who has proved to be a great loss which has clearly impacted on the squad.

    But, it’s been up to Pardew to motivate and inspire the squad – he’s failed to do that.

    Although I urged support for Pardew in the middle of the season, it’s about tine that Ashley started to look for a replacement to join us during the early part of the close season.

    Van Gaal’d be nice and would restore some credibility and attract players but being realistic, we haven’t a cat in hell’s chance of getting him on board.

    Ah well, another season of Pardew to look forward to.

  • 11 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Armstrong got 20 minutes. The one and only positive from today’s game.

  • 12 toonluvva // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    I don’t expect us pick up another point this season.

    Thank you Mr Ashley for allowing greed to come before moving the club on.

    Luckily, we’ll get relegated next season based on this squad and their current performances. I say lucky because relegation will deprive Ashley of the TV revenues he loves to promote SD tat.

    The financial pages will also put him under close examination as all of the failings at NUFC will attributed solely to him.

  • 13 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    oleg
    to fcuken build a team you need the resources.
    arsenal are 5th place not what you would be expecting to see happen 7 years ago.

    pardew had a great first half of the season.

    if fcuken everton can get into the top 10 next season with just 1 signing in the summer then i might reconsider but until then i don’t give a sh1t about everton as pardew got 5th in his first season.

  • 14 Toon1978 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Back Pards with 100 million and he would still struggle. He is useless.

  • 15 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Toonking

    A mixture of both in my opinion but the blame ultimately lies at cashleys door (and yes I meant the lies) ;)

  • 16 lesh // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    What banner we talking about?

  • 17 belgrade fan // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    I won 20euros, not bad. Second time this season. Now waiting us vs Arsenal and Lpool. You people keep going on SJP and give all your money to MA

  • 18 kevymartins // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Pardrews sense of attacking football must be to play defensive players attacking. I’m pritty sure Williamson was playing up front there. While De jong and Ben Arfa were sat on the bench.

    Anita- Can’t cut the premier league. Been a few ocasions he has missed complete sitters.

    Ameobi is done

    We need to stop playing players all over the place like RB LB cm’s on the wings..We need to cut that sh*t out and get our sh*t toghter quick or there will be relegation next season.

  • 19 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    lesh
    if motivation was so easy to do then we should never have been relegated to the championship in the first place because alan shearer being a gerdie should have got that team motivated and put it this way their was super stars like michel owen playing for us.

  • 20 anthc // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Pardew you bell wipe go back to double glazing you useless twat.
    Heard on the grapevine pardew has two games to improve the performances or hes out on his ear. Fingers crossed although we’ve heard it all before!
    Fans were chanting pardew out too apparently need to replicate this at home!

  • 21 kevymartins // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    @Lesh I’m tkaing it yous are talking about that Pardrew out one?

  • 22 BandB // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Ciaran,

    I can do that for you chuck.
    It wasn’t at all my intention to patronize you. Merely to disagree with a genuine point of strategy between us. I am surprised you are quite so prickly.
    It can’t do any harm. Folks might have thought we were a double act or something. Keep your chin up. It’s only me.

  • 23 Ginger // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    lesh

    There was a Pardew out banner at the game and a Pardew is a muppet banner.

  • 24 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    We need to get Pardew out before he Pardews Armstrong by constantly giving him nibbles of time on the RW. Just like he did with Campbell by giving him nibbles on the LW.

  • 25 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    I think even Ashleys famed patience with Pardew may be wearing thin now. Even if we got someone underwhleming even a change would bbe good right now, cant be any worse form than losing every single match

  • 26 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Anthc

    Don’t tease us like that mate its just not fair ;)

  • 27 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Not sticking around to here Pardew’s shameless, twisted version of reality.

    Over and out.

  • 28 Dennis Twice // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Out out Pardew out!

  • 29 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    *hear :)

  • 30 Dennis Twice // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • 31 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    BandB

    Whether your intention or not, it did appear rather patronising. I’m not a spokesperson for MAOC or NUST or any other organisation when I am posting on this blog – I am a Newcastle United fan, nothing more, nothing less but my opinions have been, and always will be my own.

  • 32 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Who the fcuk voted for stroller? Definitely mackems on this blog because that just proves it!

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Toonking…on paper the team we have had this season is better than the one that finished 5th…even Pardew has said that!

    …don’t you think it is about time Pardew took some blame? You cannot be in a manager position in either football or real life and blame everyone else. That is what you are paid for!

  • 34 Ginger // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Kevymartins

    Disagree on Anita, he had a good game today and in my opinion was probably man of the match on our side.

    One problem for me is I don’t know where he should play. In midfield he’s like the jack of all trades, okay at everything but not brilliant at anything. Cabaye was brilliant at passing and Tiote was brilliant at defending, that’s what made them such a good pairing. Anita on the other hand just doesn’t have the defensive steel of Tiote or the ability of Cabaye.

    Still a good player though.

  • 35 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Ciaran prickly? Never! ;) how’s the request for FOI going mate?

  • 36 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    we played with more passion today than in recent games thats for sure!

    but still no goals and our final 3rd is shocking i hope thats ameobis final game for us!
    how players at this level can’t pass a simple ball or in cisse’s case get in the position that you are taught as a striker to be in the 1st time you kick a ball is beyond me!

    and btw the banner was held up by a few nervous 16 y/o’s

  • 37 the truth will out // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    who can defend that shambles

  • 38 TurkishFan101 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    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?

  • 39 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Manx

    Don’t. Just don’t.

  • 40 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.

  • 41 lesh // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Thanks kevymartins, so we should expect to see that banner on more. Maybe.

    Toonking, motivating people isn’t as easy as putting a great player in Shearer in and expect an instant lift. It’s a case of identifying and pressing the right buttons and obviously Shearer didn’t manage that given limited time and the damage caused by events beforehand.

    Pardew’s had time to get to know his players and it wouldn’t surprise me if they see have as one who has been party to Cabaye’s departure and the lack of a replacement. Were it the case that the players are pi$$ed off with him, then it’s time for him to go.

  • 42 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    FOI?

  • 43 manxpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    ruddy don’t what lol?

  • 44 MosesNUFC // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    toonking but also the manager has to get the best out of his current squad whether they have spent or not, and you don’t realise though that players like marveaux, cisse, m’biwa, ben arfa, anita are very good players, we have a good squad of internationals and pardew just can’t motivate or get the best out of them.

  • 45 davis_toons // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Pardew is really trying to get the team to pass. Simple Passing without creating.

  • 46 mattnufc // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Pardew:
    “Only had 10 senior players in last four games”
    “We should have had penalty today”

  • 47 OhSholaAmeobi // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    what difference does it make if pardew goes? get f’in ashley out man!

  • 48 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Jesper

    Freedom of information act regarding the land sale by the sneaky cnut fatty

  • 49 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Are there seriously any Pardew apologists left? Yu have to have a pretty robust argument to continue with that dead horse.

  • 50 toonking // 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?

  • 51 welshgeordie9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Right then manxpie sing this song

    123

    Stand up for the part time bloggers
    Stand up for the part time bloggers
    Stand up for the part time bloggers
    Stand up for the part time bloogers

  • 52 croftus5678 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    only anita stood out as an over avg player stoke was rubbish and yet we made them look a lot better than they was ! only gos wanted to get into the box and we all know he’s not quality enough for the prem

    so…anita/sissoko/tiote/debuchy are my only concrete players for next season and tbh i even thik krull is overated and if an offer good enough comes in take that also.
    mbiwa is worth pushing as cb and given half a season run in same with goofy as he’s worth it on his day but we need 7-8 players nvm 2 :-(

  • 53 TurkishFan101 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    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.

  • 54 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Average

    The FOI application has recently been submitted. The council has a statutory period of 20 days with which to respond. So we will know more then I suppose.

    Manx

    There were little to no positives from that performance so trying to dress it up is just going to fail miserably and just p**s people off.

    What point were you trying to make that a young person was holding the banner? Young people don’t have opinions or that the sentiment is somehow lessened because a young person was holding the banner?

  • 55 the truth will out // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    the team the club the manager its all a mess

  • 56 TurkishFan101 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    toonking // 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.

  • 57 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!

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    AC…thanks mate

    toonking…I don’t want to change your opinion – you can think what you like mate.

    I just don’t get your reasoning!

  • 59 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Manx

    According to the twittersphere there was an Ashley Out banner, it just wasn’t given televised exposure.

  • 60 toonking // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    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?

  • 61 davetoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    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

  • 62 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Laudrup was sacked for a similar set of results, maybe actually not quite as bad… but at least Swansea were still playing good football.

    This clueless shambles we are watching is a very bad sign.

    I actually cannot believe our side turns up for training everyday, what exactly are they being trained? there was absolutely nothing demonstrated today.

    What exactly is the idea when we are on the ball and trying to attack? It is the same mishit forward pass every time. What are they being trained to do going forward? I have no idea what the idea is supposed to be.

    We didn’t hit the flanks, we didn’t overlap or play triangles… it was dribble 15 yards with the ball, and kick it forward so that Stoke could easily retrieve it. In fact, if you wanted to act like you were playing a game but didn’t want to win… that is exactly how you would do it.

  • 63 andrew84 // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    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.

  • 64 davis_toons // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    53…good post

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Ancient…Laudrup was sacked due to a power struggle Huw J didn’t want to loose!

    …in his eyes he has build Swansea (it is Brondby all over)

  • 66 davis_toons // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    There is a “Pardew Out banner”

  • 67 mindshaft // Apr 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Pardew has to go along with carver and the rest of em, it’s clear there is no motivation to play for him

  • 68 Wandering Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    The glass has smashed and the Glazier can’t fix it.Why?because he does not possess the skills required.

    Time to get a expert and craftsman………..Otto Rehhagel..Ok he may be a crap glazier but he has the qualities that is currently lacking from this fwit

  • 69 beefman13 // Apr 13, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Break the bank Mike, get KLOPP!!!!!!




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