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Newcastle Interested In German International

2:52 pm, Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 465 Comments

27 year-old German International midfielder Aaron Hunt has still not signed a new contract with Werder Bremen, although contract talks are said to still be continuing, but Hunt could become a free agent in the summer, when his contract at the German club runs out – and Newcastle have been reported for many months to be interested in the 6′ tall attacking midfielder.

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Aaron Hunt – free agent in the summer

Newcastle take note of the players whose contracts are coming to an end up to two years before they could become free agents, so the club are usually well positioned and prepared when players do come available as free transfers.

The left footed attacking midfielder is attracting interest from Premier clubs Stoke, Southampton and Tottenham, as well as Newcastle.

Hunt joined Bremen in 2001 and made his first team debut in September 2004,  shortly after turning 18 and he has  a German father and an English mother.

So Aaron could have played for either Germany or England – but elected to play for all the German youth sides, and he has three full caps for Germany.

Hunt has played about 260 times for the Bundesliga club and scored 65 goals with 40 assists, which is a very decent record.

And last month during Werder Bremen’s 2-0 win over Nuremberg in early March, Aaron made headlines for something that you don’t usually see, especially not in England.

Aaron talked the referee out of awarding him a penalty kick in his favor, after he said he had tripped on the turf, and that the opposing player didn’t touch him.

It’s usually the other way round with players  trying to convince the referee they were fouled, when they weren’t.

It seems that Aaron, as well as being a good footballer is a truthful lad too – how many times have we seen that happen in the Premier League?

In order to lift the mood on Tyneside, we are hoping the club will announce some (very) good signings early in the summer, and there’s no reason why Lee Charnley cannot be negotiating for players right now.

We need some good news at the club – quickly.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target


465 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ancientcoptic // Apr 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Liverpool not quite champions yet ;)

  • 2 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    We may be interested in a million and one players……………….the reality is we struggle to get anyone in, they have to be free agents (or very cheap transfer fee) and willing to play for peanuts and deal with the tactical genius of Pardew, Stone and Carver

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    A boycott will never work as you simply won’t get enough people staying away to have an impact…it just doesn’t happen, not for any cub.

    Vocal protests before, during and after the game as well as other creative ideas is the way to go.

    Personally I don’t think it will bother ashley, I think he will go in his own time…but what we have seen from the fat man is that when he get’s put under pressure he will make a change to take the heat off himself and calm us fans down.

    He’s done it with sacking kinnear and he may well do it with Pardew…whether it helps us much or not is another issue as nobody with sense makes appointments at the club, but the quality if the football can’t get much worse.

  • 4 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM


    there are reports that season ticket sales are down by 14,000.

    People cannot bitch and moan about what is happening at the club then stand in line to hand over their money to the very man that is killing us.

    Unless we stand together we deserve everything we get

  • 5 Ancientcoptic // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    2-2 LMAO – WelshGeordie had Liverpool crowned Champions half an hour ago.

  • 6 MacToon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Wow, Chelsea fans will be happy….

  • 7 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Sad to say but the club is hardly worth supporting these days.
    Its only our pride keeping us going.

  • 8 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    All this club needs is a modern manager and backroom staff. A total overhaul. No use investing in youth facilities if you don’t have the coaches to instil a culture and style in them. It’s as crucial, if not more so, than the eleven players on the pitch.

    I’m sure MA realises that he’s paying players that values will have significantly lessened over the last few months, because they’ve had their talent strangled, are uninspired and inhibited. If they play attractive football, their values will rise again, we’ll win more games, those we don’t, the fans at least will be entertained which is the bare minimum we ask.

    MA should really be asking himself the question, what’s 4-5m on a top manager and staff a season, when that manager will promote a style of play that will allow the players to express themselves and become more attractive to other clubs, raising their price, not to mention the prospect of placing better in the league and cups.

    Get this sorted now and give the new man the £50m+ we should have sloshing around to begin shaping the new look Newcastle.

    Or is MA just hell bent on shrinking the size and profile of this club, whilst making a comfortable profit?.

  • 9 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Vocal protests will only go far the fans have tried it before Ashley will just stop attending games and will just do something radical to make fans forget like getting Wonga, Kinnear , stadium name … he always introduces something to manipulate the fans mood to deflect away from the team dont be surprised to see Dennis Wise back this summer!!

    A proper protest with an empty stadium would finally give Ashley the message that what he is doing is not working he knows he can get away with anything because the masses just keep filling the ground every 2nd week so he probably thinks he is doing a great job and the fans are happy

    Sometimes it feels like you could put out 11 planks of wood on the pitch and we would still get 50k every week

  • 10 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Watching Liverpool today is like watching NUFC under Keegan – Amazing going forward but shocking when defending

  • 11 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Did Pardew give the Liverpool players their half time team talk?????

  • 12 wolfshead@toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    he doesnt give a bollocks about football or the fans just ££££££££

  • 13 JAMSHA // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM


  • 14 JAMSHA // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    shit goalll…

  • 15 Novocastrian66 // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    It’ll be sad day when supporters stay way en masse, but they can hardly be blamed. The club is a joke in every respect with the exception of the fans.
    The players have no motivation, they have nothing to play for. They have no respect for the manager or the fans that pay their salaries.
    The manger cannot inspire them and is ultimately to blame. The supporters aren’t behind the club that’s the owners fault.

  • 16 JAMSHA // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    dont know if we could every see newcastle play like liverpool one day

  • 17 JAMSHA // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM


  • 18 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Ba starts for Chelsea

  • 19 Graeme // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Jamsha, we used to play even better than Liverpool mate – KK was the Manager, the team was known as “The Entertainers” and for very good reason. We were everyones second team and played fast, free-flowing footy based on all out attack. You score three, no problem cos we wil score 4 or 5!!

    Oh, those were the days mate lol.

  • 20 Marty-Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Kompany is inclined to make a big mistake or two

  • 21 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    NUFC were the pioneers of modern, slick, swaggering football in the UK. Sadly, in what is now the distant past.

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    April 13, 2014

    What was you saying

  • 23 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Vincent ‘Bramble’ Kompany.

  • 24 MacToon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Is it not funny having Flanagan and Allen playing on the same team? Maybe the scousers find it amusing.

  • 25 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Come on you swans

    Jack Army

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM


    Those may well be the reports, be very interesting to see it next year.

    I won’t be critical of any fan that either boycotts or continues to go….people want to support the team, not the owner, manager or players just the entity that is Newcastle United…so fully understand why they continue to go, even through these bad times.

    But likewise, if people want to stop going to try and force the owner’s hand then fair enough also.

    Given that we have just got an extra 20/30mil from TV deal this year, we made a profit last year of 10mil and have since sold cabaye for 20 mil this won’t hurt him too much though.

    According to that link our matchday turnover is 27.8mil…now with the extra money and tv deals even if all that goes we will still just about break even.

    So it is really difficult for us as a fan group to have a significant impact on the clubs finances unfortunately.

  • 27 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    To add to that…protests, trying to show him for the heartless owner he is, having the media dig up stories about his other business and pointing out any negative aspects (such as staff working conditions, where the good come from, drop off in brand quality, etc) and attacking him from all angles is the way to go in my eyes.

    Still we need a buyer, but hopefully we can make it so uncomfortable here for him that he just wants to find a buyer and maybe softens his selling demands.

  • 28 JAMSHA // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:29 PM


    with that stupid ashely we will neva see those beautifull football we used to play … hope he dies

  • 29 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM


    A mass boycott would cause Ashley no end of problems as the media interest would be global and we’ve all seen his reaction to the local press for their coverage of the march……………hell, even Pardew is blaming them for the fans protests yesterday.

    The reality is that if we sit back and do nothing then nothing is gonna change. I understand people still want to go to support the team that they love but as long as we continue to feed Ashley he will never change his approach to us or our club.

    We need to stand together as one and put a stop to what this man is doing to our club because along with Pardew and all the other ‘Yes’ men they are a cancer that is killing us

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    If I bought newcastle tomorrow the first thing I would do is hire a top draw (or as best as we could get) technical director. Have him fit in line with my policy of attractive, passing football and wanting to develop our own players.

    Then I’d overhaul the coaching (using advice from the technical director) to get the best manager, coaching staff and academy staff to teach the attacking brand of football I’d wand to see.

    Then I’d have him assess the scouting system, re ours good enough (I think so) and do we have enough or need more.

    Then obviously use these to bring in the right players to suit the needs.

    Now I don’t think it’s an easy or simple process but most of these appointments are managing, coaching and backroom staff….not huge fees when you consider say 9mil paid for papiss cisse or the 60k a week Collo gets paid.

    All it takes is a bit of thought, careful planning and a commitment to drive the club in the right direction/.

    All of that wouldn’t be too expensive but would make a huge difference to the club, fans and city.

  • 31 Rotonda heights // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    very difficult to get excited about any potential signings when the elephant pardew is still in the room. Hardly going to get ringing endorsements from Cabaye, MYM etc

  • 32 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM


    But my point is no club, or none that I can think of do enough boycotts to make a difference…even blackburn fans turned up when the mad chicken man were running the club out of the rem league, mass boycotts just won’t happen in my opinion which is why we need to use other methods.

    Boycotts probably split fans 50/50 (at best, probably more against them that for them) so we need to find something which 80/90/100% of fans can get behind for it to be a successful and sustained event, aiming to change things.

  • 33 AaranD // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Can imagine Pardew going on and masterminding the downfall of Liverpool on the last day of the season…

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM


    I think you were like me early season, accepted pardew had stayed and just though, lets see what he has learned from last year as he clearly is going to be managing us this season.

    I am sure you, like me, were please with the ball staying on the deck a bit more but accepted more progress had to be made.

    So again, like me, I think you have given pardew plenty of time to see the problems and correct them, but he simply hasn’t done it and once again shown that he can’t deal with injuries to 1 or 2 players….All teams drop points when missing there best men, but none so spectacularly badly as we do.

  • 35 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM


    Or more likely can see them putting on a show for their fans and bringing the trophy back to anfield in record style haha

  • 36 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Mactoon – Your name calling and misconstruing/ wrongly interpreting, is that of a callow youth. You were mentioned by some older fans a while ago purely in reference to Solano( late of this parish) as I said your an appendage. As far as talking to Ed – feel free. You really are a big girls blouse- LOL. Being a toon fan is fairly incestuous- I am by nature a good listener and it’s not to difficult thereafter.
    Resorting to accusing me of lying is plain pathetic. Stop and think without overreacting.

    Liverpool victory does this mean the toon will feature in their CL celebrations on the closing day.

  • 37 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM


    For the past 30 years I’ve heard that we are the best fans in the game but as it stands now we are being walked over and made to look like gutless fools by Ashley and we are allowing it to happen without so much as a whimper.

    Basically mate we deserve every single thing that Ashley does to us as we are too divided to stand against him.

    People think this season has been bad…………………well wait till next year as things are gonna get a lot worse

  • 38 AaranD // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Haha that is very much the more likely! Despite how much I want Gerrard to lift the trophy, I’d chuckle if they lose against Pardew and his merry band.

  • 39 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    How many goals will Arsenal and Liverpool score against us this season if they both need something?

    I am going with 9 at least

  • 40 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM


    I wouldn’t say that at all….we are loyal to the team, not to Ashley, Pardew, cabaye, remy or any other single player or person associated with the club.

    If anything the loyalty to the team even with all the rubbish going on shows we deserve even more…you always have the darkest hour before the dawn, you need to hit rock bottom sometimes before everyone will unite and react together.

    There does need to be more united action in protests, etc but look at other clubs, no other clubs have mass boycotts for one game let alone a sustained period, it doesn’t happen anywhere.

  • 41 Johne354 // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    As a long time follower of the blog but a first time comment I have to say that I respect all the opinions given but to my mind you ain’t gonna get a mass boycott. The only way to force change will be to be vocal for 90 minutes with constant anti Ashley and anti pardew songs. The fatman will have to react to the adverse publicity. We only have to hold our nerve and hope he gets rid of pardew rather than do something else to further alienate the best supporters in the country.

  • 42 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Got to say Anfield is the best ground for the atmosphere in the country by a distance, it’s sensational….especially european games.

  • 43 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Transfer- Ashley could have got shot of Pardew at the time of the head butting incident. Purely on the grounds of bringing NUFC/ the game into disrepute. Instead he worked hard to keep him. They are increasingly now two peas from the same pod.

    Personally our dramatic decline will frighten Ashley into releasing the purse strings or we will be relegated. We look so fragile in all areas- a major overhaul is called for!

  • 44 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:48 PM


    Even if it’s not in the form of a boycott, something, anything has to happen or nothing will change.

    The issue we have is that all 52,000 can chant and call for Ashley to go his reaction will be to simply stay away from the club, we can sing as one for Pardew to be replaced but if you can headbutt an opposition player and keep your job then nothing will see him sacked.

    Chants and banner will achieve nothing but Ashley understands one thing and thats money and he fears one thing and thats bad publicity

  • 45 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Not such a great atmosphere for the opposition fans.

  • 46 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:49 PM


    Yeh he could have gotten rid of him, which is why I don’t think he will release him, unless the fan anger and pressure is so great between now and the end of the season that he thinks sacking him will ease the pressure on himself….but more than likely he’ll keep him out of spite.

    As for the summer, I’ve said for months I think we will get in 4-6 players. I don’t think Ashley will want to gamble too much and have to sign 5 again in january to keep us up, I think he has learned enough for that.

    Now I don’t think he will go out and spend 50mil, maybe 15-20mil with a couple frees and maybe a loan or two coming in…but i think he will get just enough to keep us in that 9/10th position.

  • 47 MacToon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Quite clearly you do not know me IT, your paracosm will obviously continue. I’ve wiped my shoe of you young man, enjoy your existance.

  • 48 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    On topic we do need to get our transfer business done early. Reminiscent of signing Cabaye when in early June we kicked off formulating a new squad giving us time pre season to bed in with friendlies. Otherwise we face a mackem style approach of a few seasons ago.

  • 49 Transfer Sage // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM


    But bad publicity about newcastle won’t hurt him….sports direct is his money maker so even if all of us boycott his shop it will be less than 1% of his custom so he won’t even notice that…and any other clubs fans wont boycott SD if they think he treats us fans badly.

    I really do think that little will be done no matter what we can do as fans until somebody comes forward who is willing to buy the club from Ashley…it’s a sad truth I think.

    That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop protesting against the bad things at the club, who knows what his tipping point is, hopefully we can find it, I just very much doubt it.

  • 50 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    If Pardew is not gotten rid of now he will never be sacked.

    And if he is here

    at the start of next season WE WILL GET RELEGATED.

    Just like Paolo Di Canio. The window and first 5 games could do irreparable damage.

  • 51 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 3:58 PM


    He banned the local media for their coverage of the march against him, a mass boycott of any game would bring all the press down on SJP and in turn they would look into every aspect of Ashley’s business dealing’s/zero contracts etc etc.

    We need to put pressure on him as it stands now we are doing nothing

  • 52 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I hate Liverpool – Gerrard, Suarez, Flangan ( tho mostly because he looks like an orc), Brendan Rodgers, Sturridge
    I hope they lose the title on the last day in added on time by a dodgy pen

  • 53 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    mac- I have not suggested that I do know you! Excellent idea but isn’t paracosm. Involving animals -how dare you Sir!

    I do miss Solano’s contributions on here – he really was a wise contributor. Give him my Best Regards when next you converse!

  • 54 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    TS – Liverpool where the fan will rob you blind – Anfield is a sh!thole

  • 55 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    However we are gonna get shafted down there and it could be the biggest loss by a prem team in history – better we just don’t turn up and they get a default win of 3-0

  • 56 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Pards can then rightly claim we just didn’t turn up or that a 3-0 win flattered them etc etc

  • 57 MacToon // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I can’t imagine the feeling is mutual and it wouldn’t surprise me if your paracosm involved animals too!

  • 58 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Transfer – Forgive me for not recalling your earlier contributions. I personally would look to bring in a manager that has everything to prove, someone like Hoddle or Sherwood. Doubtless it would spark of charges of the London Mafia but not were we to start winning football matches again. Catch you later.

  • 59 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    I’d take Hoddle as manager – at least he would try and inject some tactics and style into our play – might even get some heavenly intervention

  • 60 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    mac- can’t you just let it go without the unpleasantness. You are the senior citizen in this conversation.

  • 61 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    mindshaft- we could do with divine intervention.

  • 62 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    They don’t carry Stanley Knives nowadays though.

  • 63 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    phil dowd a bit harsh there i reckon

  • 64 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Toon – agree, think Mourino moaning at the 4th official might have had something to do with it – Dowd seemed to c=be chatting on his headpiece

  • 65 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM


    It’s just dowd, he loves to be the centre of attention and have you seen how he acts when someone dare question him? Like he’s talking to children with vile contempt and he’s done it for years the tit

  • 66 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    The only good thing he’s ever done was to give us 2 penalties against arsenal in the 4-4 comeback lol

  • 67 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    mindshaft, aye mate, what mourinho wants, mourino gets eh. Dowdy should have just said, you’ve got your freekick like, then yellowed florres next tackle maybe. 2 yellows in quick succession kills ya

  • 68 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    AC 65 true, true

    Still look back on that game and think what if nolans volley at the end had found its target.

  • 69 estechco // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    One suggestion I did like recently was for fans to turn up as normal, but then walk out as the match kicks off.

    Might have to wait until half time if gates are all closed, of course!

  • 70 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    TS…no one wants to be telling anyone what to do or if they can attend games or not, but my advise would be not to go for the exact reason JB pointed out.

    …I know it is easy for me to say leaving abroad, but this was always going to hurt some more than others. The question is how far are we willing to go and how spoiled and pampered are we?

    I will role the dice, but I have a feeling what the eyes will say.

  • 71 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    sheff U running things proper

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    *leaving = living

  • 73 JAMSHA // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM


  • 74 Mister Tuff // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Ian Toon -would I be correct in assuming you are now “anti Percy Parsnip”.

  • 75 gazzaforever // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Beardsley until the end of the season. What do you lot think?

  • 76 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    JB…we look spoiled and pampered that is what we do!

    …the season tickets we have inherit and the social aspect of going to games seem more important to us. Mike NoNuts knows this.

  • 77 mindshaft // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    toon – you have commentators curse

  • 78 Graeme // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    And Ba scores two in two games – how many we scored in 12 games??

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Big man Demba again
    Learn a lesson Jose, Ba plays and Ba will score goals

    Come home Demba!

  • 80 ramboreilly // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Bloody hell mark douglas hasn’t half gone to town on pardew.Never seen that before,to a Newcastle manager,from local press.
    Had a look in physios have 6 players out,why does pardew have to lie to fans and press.This was to mick lowes,one of his few allies.

  • 81 toonluvva // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Transfer Sage.

    Your post about Mr Ashley and Sports Direct hit the nail on the head.

    NUFC are just a sub-division of Sports Direct. Simply an advertising hoarding to plaster their name all over the place. We are also used to bring in TV rights for advertising his merchandise.

    We need to get the press (not just the sports pages) to start associating him personally with all the failings at SJP, thereby puncturing his apparent infallibility as a businessman. He won’t like that one little bit.

  • 82 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    mindshaft haha, always the way

  • 83 MosesNUFC // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    people saying when will they see the day when we play good football like liverpool. Well we have an opportunity right now to sack pardew, and get in Michael Laudrup (FOR FREE!) who will install a new philosophy and a brand of attractive and attacking football that we all crave.

  • 84 ramboreilly // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Its one thing having an inept manager,but having a thug and complete liar,is something else,he certainly mirrors his boss.How much do I hate the pair of them.
    Have a bit of dignity and resign.Pardew,you are fast becoming the most hated manager we have ever had.

  • 85 Graeme // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Rambo – even more than Sourness?? That takes some doing lol

  • 86 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Good to see Harps in net for Hull. He’s going to an FA cup final. We definitely won’t see any kind of cup final as long as Ashley is around. Ash everywhere. The feeling of being burned by an idiot for an owner.

  • 87 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Let’s see what is our record in the last 4 games with NoNuts and Pardew? Four losses, 12 goals against, 0 goals for. Very impressive. I hate NoNuts. Lets sing it lads! We hate NoNuts!

  • 88 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    5-3 Hull. Off to the final Harps! :grin:

  • 89 Jail for Ashley // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    For the record, I don’t know Ian Toon and he doesn’t know me, why I would want to deny knowing him is beyond me if I was ever was unfortunate to ever find myself in his company, he is a compulsive liar who makes a false statement and then disappears without answering his lies, his claims of being a member of the travelling Toon army are as credible as his alter egos gym membership, the bloke is clearly mixed up.

  • 90 Graeme // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    G2 – Instead of having to write Mike No-Nuts every time, can we just shorten it to pussy??

  • 91 ramboreilly // Apr 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Perhaps,I hated souness,but pardews results are far worse,especially the derby defeats.Its water off a ducks back,when we get beat,thats the impression parew gives.He knows he has this long term contract,and thi thinks hes bombproof.

  • 92 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Hummm. Pussy you say Graeme? Mike EmptyNutSack is fairly awkward as well. I suppose we could try it for a while. But NoNuts has such a nice ring to it. As Official Blog Hobbit I think my ruling would be …… call him anything we want at this point! Harrumph!

  • 93 validator // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Mr Ashley is going to keep NUFC until Rangers move back into the top flight of Scottish football and then he’ll get rid of NUFC. He sees Rangers as a better long term project, so NUFC will carry on aimlessly run into the ground.

  • 94 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Isn’t it refreshing to watch a team who know how to score goals? Five for Hull. We couldn’t score 5 in a month against 11 men.

  • 95 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Perhaps we should try Pussy NoNuts as Mike’s name for a while Graeme. That has a nice ring to it for him. Beautiful.

  • 96 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    “We’ve got a good opportunity in the summer to bring players in, but we need to get ourselves a couple of wins just to steady everyone down.
    “I think the local press up in the North-East have been damaging for us this week. They’ve come for us, they’ve been banned from the stadium and that’s reflected in the fans today. ”
    I love it Pards. Keep on shoveling the brown stuff mate.

  • 97 validator // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Mr Ashley is behaving like a cad with this scant lack of respect towards NUFC and it’s long suffering fans. Balderdash!

  • 98 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    So it’s the fault of the press that we lost this time. Amazing Alan. Nothing to do with you then? And nothing to do with Pussy NoNuts? Howay man do ye think we’re daft?

  • 99 validator // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Mr Ashley should be shot with a ball of his own excrement.

  • 100 stuart no9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    one of the reasons why i hate pardew smacked me in the face when i looked at a headline . pardew ;— ‘ a win will settle the fans down’ .– the patronizing ba”’rd. dont tell me what will settle me down . and just for your info alan – no it wont . The trouble wth pardew is that he dosnt get it. He has no respect for the team , the club , the fans , the history of NUFC. ‘ a win will quieten them down and go away ‘ — no it fu””g wont , it has gone too far this time . i am not a pardew puppet, just coz he is dangled on a string , by his bosses. so just for the book pardew , i think this is your last few games in charge of a football club , your career is now in freefall, the fans and the media will make your life hell , now that the fans have started their chants and are displaying banners , it is down hill from here .

  • 101 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    So what miracles are you going to perform in the summer Pards and NoNuts? Bringing in a loan player are you? And possibly another U-17 future star to sell? Will that be it then? Sounds wonderful. Can’t wait for next season NoNuts. :evil:

  • 102 validator // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Mr Pardew is the product of a over active bowel movement.

  • 103 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Spot on Stuart @100! Well said mate. Add my name to that statement. Send it to the club. They are an embarrassment to world football.

  • 104 validator // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    A well delivered wallop around the jowls with a stocking full of diarrhoea, may prove beneficial to Mr Pardew.

  • 105 validator // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Mr Ashley patrols the corridors of NUFC like a modern day portly Nero.

  • 106 Jail for Ashley // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    From the Sunday sun via
    ‘While dumping Pardew would be a short-term remedy, the constraints any manager here has to work under would mean that like Hughton, his replacement would be of a similar level, with similar underwhelming and limiting aspirations imposed on his shoulders.’

  • 107 Graeme // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Stuart @ 100 – completely true.
    There are so many fans no just walking away – I havent been back to SJP since the scum debacle, nor will I return while this “Collection of Clowns” – (a new one for you G2!!) has anything to do with our club.

  • 108 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Alan switches to 3-5-2 and thinks that makes us an aggressive attacking team. Look at what has happened to Gouffran under Pardew. He looks absolutely hopeless now. Yet in the early going this season he was tremendous. He scored 6 and looked like he could play as a striker. Now he’s lost. As are Santon, Benny, DeJong, frequently Dummett, Marveaux, Cisse. The list goes on and on. It’s lunacy but with Mike as owner it’s what we’re going to continue to get. That and endless excuses.

  • 109 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Right, I feel I have been very fair and sometimes overly generous with Ashley on here as Official Blog Hobbit. But that ends now! The gloves are off! No more Mr. Nice Guy! It’s time to take this man to task. Harrumph!

  • 110 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    I’ve convinced Mike’s nipple masseuse to come work for me. No more tingly nipples for you Mike! Get out of our club! Take your bunch of flunkies with you. Go to the Pacific on the yacht for a pissup and scuttle the boat.

  • 111 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Have a read of this.

    It’s the first time they have really laid into the bullshitter and about time too!

    Pretty much sums him up I think and the bit about benny criticizing the cretin made me chuckle, imagine parsnips face after that! Good on you benny lad, don’t fcuking blame you i’d have punched the cnut ;)

  • 112 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Has everyone noticed how my attitude to NoNuts has subtly changed? This is angry Blog Hobbit now lads. By Odin’s soul patch I will smite him!

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Excellent link @111 A_C mate. Everyone should read it and think about what’s happened to our club.

  • 114 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Honestly if we got a better manager I reckon most of the players we have who look useless would actually work out great only have to look at what Martinez, Simeone , Rodgers and Pochettino gets out of their players compared to how Pardew sets his teams up

    If they wanted to save money just sack Pardew Carver etc and replace them with a good coaching team and then get a couple of loans and free transfers for the new man and let no one leave and I think we would do well who knows some of the youngsters we have may actually do well under a better manager!!

    Aaron Hunt – Free Transfer
    Tom Ince – Free or Small compensation
    Gomis – Free Transfer
    Caulker – Couple of million
    De Guzman – Couple of million (Not agreed to sign for Swansea yet)
    Holtby – Couple of million

    Any of those above players would add some quality to our squad if we are not looking to break the bank there is still bargains to be had which makes not spending in January all the more stupid ??

  • 115 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Basically calling him a deluded, egotistical, clueless creature :) which the majority know anyway lol

  • 116 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    As long as Pardews in charge the clubs going nowhere. Pardew attended the same coaching sessions as Mourinho and Rodgers, but learned nothing he was obviously the dunce of the class.

  • 117 Mister Tuff // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    I would like to remind you lads and lasses – that perhaps the season is not really over just yet.
    I speak of course of the magnificent event planned for Saturday at the Swans game – named the unveiling and display of the giant Wonga flag – that will surf over the crowd. Wow a spectacular indeed.
    I was watching the news on the telly and saw all those Liverpool fans waving flags and banners -there were hundreds of them. Do they not know having such items could be dangerous to safety -well that would be the official line from SJP – interesting that fans in other stadiums can displays flag etc but they are banned one safety grounds at SJP. I’m sure it has nothing to do with anti Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs sentiments. Double standards allowing a Wonga flag but banning individuals flags.
    I would suggest an excellent protest on Saturday would be -not to allow the Wonga flag to surf over the crowd -but to grab it, crumple it up and dump it on the ground.

  • 118 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Would love to have seen a classroom situation with pards mourinho and rodgers hahahaaa

  • 119 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Pardew once stared at a bottle of orange juice for an hour because it said concentrate on the bottle.

  • 120 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Beautiful A_C @115. Deluded, egotistical, clueless creature. That sums it up perfectly. Now what can we think of for Mike? Greedy, calculating, cunning, no nutted twat. At the very least! Harrumph!

  • 121 stuart no9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    geordie two—-Harrumph! from me as well ( with both fists)

  • 122 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:48 PM


    The problem is fatty wouldn’t ever dream of not selling our best players he just can’t help himself mate ££££££££

    Buy cheap, sell big which is what he’s done throughout his business life, its a nice theory and he has applied it well to his businesses but when it comes to football it very rarely works. Obviously not replacing players when sold has an impact too ;)

  • 123 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Pardew is probably that deluded he thinks he is on par as a coach with Rodgers :) .

  • 124 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Let’s take this to a new level and actually criticize the owner and his flunkies lads. I mean don’t hold back. We’ve been far too kind up til now. I’m up for the fight. My honey badger has recovered from biting Mike’s nutsack finally. We’re raring to go!

  • 125 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    By low sell high and now the Newcastle United larder is empty, he couldn’t give most of them away.

  • 126 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    When Ashley dies they’ll have to screw him into the ground.

  • 127 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    anyway lads I must dash, got things to do and places to be!

    Until the next time! Hopefully discussing Online guys rhetoric with fatty ;)

  • 128 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    We’ll never have a squad like Liverpool, if we had MA would have a field day cashing in-££££££££££££££££££££££££ thats all he’d see.

  • 129 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Swansea will tear us a new one the way we are playing right now whatever the formation is. It’s an embarrassment. Gouffy looks lost at times now. How many different positions is he supposed to play?And how can we continue with Pardew with the poisonous atmosphere around the club? Benny is clearly done with us. De Jong will leave and has been hopeless anyway. Remy will run screaming away. A clueless idiot at the top to run things in the summer. Ashley has actually taken a seat on the board now so it will be more of the same there as well. Get out the lot of you. Ashley sell up and never come back to Newcastle.

  • 130 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Ashley is the 15th richest man in the UK and twice as rich as the Liverpool owner but nowhere near as ambitious.

  • 131 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    If we lose to Swansea and Cardiff Pards should be gone because we are definitely going to lose to Arsenal and Liverpool. That would be 8 losses in a row to end the season. Surely that’s too much even for NoNuts? Certainly by then the home games would be absolutely horrific.

  • 132 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Liverpools Martin Skertil has scored more goals than newcastle Uniteds strikers.

  • 133 GeordieTwo // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    I need a break for a refreshing beverage lads. This can be exhausting.

  • 134 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Shola hasn’t scored a Premier league goal for 16 months and still pardew plays him.

  • 135 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Ashley’s a fake billionaire. Ive said it before and will say it again. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was still somehow claiming tax credits etc through an accountancy snide.

  • 136 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Demba Ba has now scored more Premier league goals than Shola.

  • 137 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Since January 1st NUFC have scored only 9 goals.

  • 138 Toon Tang // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Mags got more stats than motson in his heyday

  • 139 thepict // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    You lot want Pardew sacked. Who would you like to see appointed I his stead?
    Bear in mind no decent manager will touch this club with a barge pole as long as fatty owns the club.

  • 140 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    NUFC have conceded 12 goals in their last five games.

  • 141 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    MA only bought the club to advertise and sell his tat, the sale of AC got his second business up and running.

    Unfortunately He’s killing our club We must get this poison OUT.

  • 142 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Pardew is the only manager in 90 years too lose three derbies in row.

  • 143 mag // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Suarez is just 9 goals short of scoring more goals than the entire NUFC team.

  • 144 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    For those who might have an interest in such things:

    WSC writers’ competition
    We are pleased to announce the return of the annual WSC writers’ competition, in memory of contributor David Wangerin. Entrants are invited to submit an article of between 800 and 1,500 words, about any aspect of the 2013-14 football season. The award was David’s idea and he requested that it should only be open to amateur writers, ie those who don’t make their living from writing. The closing date for submissions is May 31, 2014.

    Send entries by email to This address should also be used for any questions you may have as we will not take phone enquiries.

    The judging panel will be made up of WSC editor Andy Lyons, co-founder Mike Ticher and regular contributor Harry Pearson. There will be a cash prize of £250 for the winner and the winning article will be published in the magazine next summer.

  • 145 MosesNUFC // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Thepict Laudrup all day long

  • 146 jayphoto // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    I think we could get a decent manager with or without ashley in charge! Big fanbase, big stadium in the worlds most watched league, we’d be a great place for a young manager to create a reputation in front of a global audience.
    The low wages may be a problem though they still top what’s paid in most leagues and most continental managers will be used to not having control of transfers and selling their best players. Portos and benficas managers comes to mind as they sell their best player every season!
    Theres no way we wouldn’t be an attractive option for managers like Koeman, Laudrup (tho wouldn’t want him), Van Basten, Stoijkovic, Dyche.
    My choice would be Mainz’s Tunchel! We could Quadruple his salary with pardews wage alone! Going to be a top top manager! Doesn’t matter who’s in charge as owner or MD, people will always apply for the chance to manage in English premier leagur

  • 147 jayphoto // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:56 PM

  • 148 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    From WSC 129 November 1997 – edition. Just to emphasise how the mighty toon have fallen.

    Hall or nothing:

    Sir John Hall has claimed that he is proud of his achievements with Newcastle. Harry Pearson disagrees.
    “I have achieved everything I set out to achieve,” Sir John Hall told journalists with typical self-confidence when he announced his retirement on September 15th. That the Newcastle chairman’s ambition for his club did not include winning any trophies will no doubt come as a surprise to many Newcastle fans.
    The football press were not taken aback, however. Almost unanimously (the Daily Mail – the newspaper closest to Sir John in political outlook – was the unexpected exception) the sports pages backed Sir John’s own view: that the extent of his aspirations when taking over at St James’s were to make Newcastle “one of the three biggest clubs in England and the ten biggest in Europe”. That he had delivered on this mandate was hardly questioned.

    Leaving aside the contentiousness of the second part of Sir John’s self-assessment (Actually it’s not contentious at all. Naming ten European clubs which, in terms of domestic and European success and average home crowds are bigger than Newcastle Utd would take most us about 30 seconds) it seems people haven’t been paying attention. Because over the past eight years Sir John has talked of many splendid things and, while he has achieved a considerable number of them, not all have come to pass.

    There is, or rather there isn’t, for example, Newcastle’s mighty new stadium on Town Moor, 60,000 seats, a North East rival to the San Siro. A week after Sir John stepped down, the club announced a year long moratorium on the planning application. It would be nice to think this was in consideration of protests from local residents and trades unions. In fact it was more down to money. In order to raise investment in the new stadium the club would have to prove they could fill it for the foreseeable future. No football club, not even Newcastle, can guarantee such a thing. The plan has stalled, perhaps permanently.

    The vaunted youth academy at Ponteland, based on the Ajax model, would, we were told, tap into Tyneside’s vast resource of football talent and help realise Sir John’s oft mentioned dream of a Newcastle team made up of eleven Geordies. The youth academy has not been built. Nobody seems to know when it will be. Money again seems to a consideration. The Centre for Sports Medicine which was to give Newcastle the edge in player fitness and speed of recovery from injury was for a time a favourite topic of Sir John’s. It rarely gets a mention these days. The pay-per-view TV Channel Newcastle had proposed establishing was shelved last week after city analysts concluded it was unrealistic.

    And what of Newcastle Sporting Club, a multi-armed venture based on that at Barcelona which Sir John foresaw boasting 80,000 members? Well, the ice hockey, basketball and rugby union elements can muster 1,100 members between them. The Sporting Club’s offices, once in St James’s Park, have now been shunted across the river to the Metro Centre. Despite a massive investment in players the rugby club still draws average crowds that would shame a Third Division football team; the budget of the ice hockey team has been cut by a quarter of a million pounds this season, while the racing cars (Newcastle Storm) are seldom heard of at all.

    If Sir John really has achieved everything he set out to (and most seem to agree that he has), then all the above things must simply have been whims or passing fancies. Which is funny, because Sir John Hall has never really struck me as the whimsical type.

    Harry Pearson.

  • 149 Rotonda heights // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Pardew or Martinez?
    So, on spending and selling, it basically comes out at a draw between the two clubs. So why have Everton rolled over Newcastle so easily twice this season, home and away? Anybody reading knows the answer. There are very few Newcastle supporters left defending Pardew now, but the one thing I do hear from those few is that it’s pointless to sack him until Ashley goes, his hands are tied, no-one could function under the constraints placed on him.

    Well just look at Martinez. The difference in quality at the two clubs is clear for all to see. Everton fans are getting a far better quality product when they buy a ticket. Even when Pardew had his run at 5th place a couple of years ago, it was built on tight, cagey, horrible, POMO, long ball football, where we suffered several heavy defeats or scraped to victory in the dying minutes. Everton have lost half as many games as we did that year on their well organised, attacking run at the top four this year.

    The other argument that I’ve heard is that it’s a results business. Irrespective of performance, Pardew has had that chase for 5th and currently looks like finishing top half, so he must be doing ok. Ironically he only has Ashley to thank for that in my view. Pardew has proven himself incapable of lifting the standards at the club long term whenever he is provided any new blood whatsoever.

  • 150 MosesNUFC // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    MOTD highlights of swansea 3-0 west ham and arsenal 0-2 swansea, michael laudrup’s swansea team totally outplaying the opposition, some great passing moves that we can only dream of but we have the opportunity to get a luxury manager like laudrup who can bring us that style of play

  • 151 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Rotonda- if your argument is a strong one, why do you constantly need to quote his apparent past failures at other clubs which many football see as being contentious?As you point out the number defending him at the toon are rapidly dwindling.

  • 152 Ian Toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Oops! – football fans.

  • 153 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    There’s no way newcastle are going to win any of the remaining games, pardew needs to go, probably after next weekend.

  • 154 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I wish the club would stop fannying about and get rid of pardew

  • 155 BuckLuck // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    One thing that managers out there knows is that they will get a few seasons to build a team under Ashley. They must relegate the club before they are sacked.

    90% of european managers are working for owners that are shipping out their best players every season.

  • 156 BandB // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Mac, Jail.

    I had a quick read tonight.
    I realized today that I lacked the necessary qualifications to interpret messages from the wasp factory.
    Which is why I butted out, quickly, once and for all.
    I suggest you both do the same.

  • 157 wolfshead@toon // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM


    it depends how you look at it chelsea shipped ot mata because they had hazard cabaye was our mata we havent got a hazard unless you count anita as being in his class

    if liverpool win the prem its down to rodgers determination to hang on to suarez if ashley was the owner he would have said how much is he worth?! kerching!

  • 158 the truth will out // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    bzzzzzzz coming to get ya

  • 159 BuckLuck // Apr 13, 2014 at 8:57 PM


    Chelsea reinvest the money they get from transfers, as do Liverpool and most of the clubs in EPL. There are many clubs with good managers on the continent that doesn’t.

  • 160 lesh // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    One thing’s for sure and that is that IF Ashley decides it’s time for Pardew, it’ll be in his time. He’ll not be seen to responding to fan pressure.

    Furthermore, he’d lose face by sacking Pards so tge likelihood is that if he is to replaced as Coach/ Manager, Pardew’ll be given a ‘promotion’ or go off sick or the like.

    Let’s just hope that Ashley’s had his feelers out and not for someone like O’Leary who’ll turn out to be another waste of time and money.

    Now Van Gaal’d beva different story or even Hoddle might be worth a punt.

    There’s always the likes of Neil Warnock if Ashley’s stuck.

    Or and just to push the boat out, Keegan?


  • 161 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    lesh…I don’t think NoNuts will spend much on a new manager, so it will most likely be a up and coming manager…well at least I think it will be ;)

  • 162 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    …and I am okay with that :)

  • 163 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    …but I am not okay with this blog being dead!!!

  • 164 MacToon // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    You are right of course B&B. I shall be forever looking over my should whilst at the school gates in future.

  • 165 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    There’s no way MA will sack Pardew before the end of the season and let fans think they’ve got there wish. Maybe something MIGHT happen in the summer just maybe.
    Thing is Pards will just defend himself by saying his best player was sold, injuries ect.
    I don’t know what’s going to happen with our club iffy times.

  • 166 geordie157 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    So if pardew gets the sack, who can we get? Laudrup, di Matteo, zola, mackay, jol would all offer a better style of football.

  • 167 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    There are plenty of options for a new manager that is the least of our worries!

    …and who cares if Parsnip is going to defend himself with a bunch of excuses if he gets the can (nothing new about that ;) )

  • 168 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    …he is a walking talking excuse!

  • 169 nightfa11 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    pardew needs to f*** of…ASAP.. not to sure about replacing him with laudrup.. laudrup inherited rodgers he hasnt proved anything yet.. we need a better manager..

  • 170 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Problem is when MA does finally see sense and sack Pards , he wouldn’t look for someone to take us up the ladder, we may have good ideas on who we’d like but Mash would just replace him with a like for like who was happy to say yes.

  • 171 stan anderson // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Would it be to much to ask people to sacrifice one match as a way of showing our concerns.
    Personally i would sooner stand in a corner watching paint dry as watch the crap being served up by these clowns

  • 172 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    To make matters worse swans bloody losing today, I give up with football

    I think I will become a nun instead

  • 173 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Some reports are saying that season ticket sale’s (cancellations) are currently down 14,000 from this seasons figures

  • 174 stuart no9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    only one thing for it ! we will have to get rid if ashley as well !

  • 175 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    To make matters worse ” the swans” are Welsh in the English premier league! ;)

  • 176 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    welsh…wouldn’t it be a monk in your case? …or

  • 177 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Nun monk who cares

  • 178 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Who knows we might have Scottish and northern Ireland teams in next! God forbid

  • 179 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Quick question Welsh, who do you want to win next weekend?

  • 180 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    April 13, 2014

    Now now there’s no need to be childish and insulting

  • 181 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Now piss off you mackem prick

  • 182 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    welsh…well! I am sure someone would care here mate ;)

  • 183 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    I am going to bed – I don’t care who wins next weekend anyway (a bunch of wankers anyway ;) )

  • 184 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Childish or insulting? Just stating a fact that it’s the EPL not BPL! Haven’t you got your own F.A?

  • 185 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    April 13, 2014

    Sorry about that I thought it was somebody else

  • 186 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Nice to see xenophobia is alive and kicking

  • 187 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Wow…..just wow and you call me childish! And a mackem too boot lol

    How can you call anyone anything when you support Swansea aswell you turd

    My word what a little blurt you actually are :)

  • 188 lesh // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Jesper… up and coming manager eh?

    Mmmmmm, spoiled for choice aren’t we.

    Di Canio, Phil Jones, Kinnear er, err


  • 189 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM


    Was that aimed at me?

  • 190 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    As for next weekend i want newcastle to win, but also I want swans to win because I don’t want them relegated

  • 191 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Think the swans are safe unfortunately ;) the same cannot be said of Cardiff though :)

  • 192 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Thing is people are honestly worried about what would happen if Pardew got sacked ? It cant actually get any worse!! We are getting pounded every game and look clueless so anyone would be an improvement at the moment

    I tell you even someone such as Curbishley , Warnock etc would have us playing a lot better than we are for certain I know for a fact that they would not try the same crap every week I bet your average to poor manager would walk into our squad and would have tried a few things such as :

    Putting Gouffran up front either with Cisse/De Jong or up front on his own

    Putting Arfa in his proper position which is left wing or if they wanted to be fancy as a 2nd striker can pretty much guarantee they would have him on the ball and playing every game

    Marveux would be brought back in at some capacity its actually shocking how badly he has been treated he may have an attitude problem but no wonder no matter how well he played he always got dropped would you be bothered either??

    Our set pieces would be more varied as well in fact Kinnear’s Wimbledon used to be amazing at set pieces !!

    Cisse a deadly finisher could guarantee any manager would be trying to get proper crosses into the box and service we actually have players capable of this but they are shackled

    What I dont get is every week we do the same stuff it makes me wonder if Pardew is dumb , blind or REALLY STUBBORN!!!?

    God knows what goes on in training because sometimes when we go on the pitch it looks like 11 strangers what do we actually do in training??

    I watch a lot of premiership games every week and I have to say we are the most predictable out of every team in the league

  • 193 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Don’t scousers say the word blurt

    Don’t you know anybody that follows 2 clubs

  • 194 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:22 PM


    seeings as you are the only one throwing xenophobic comments around……………………….I must be

  • 195 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Although I don’t mind Swansea tbh

  • 196 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    April 13, 2014

    I do apologise for a quick second I thought it was manxpie, typing the words in to fast without realising who I’m talking to

  • 197 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Not really xenophobic comments are they just stating the facts mate! Nothing against the actual people of the country’s, I have lots of Scottish n Welsh mates. When I said Scottish n N.Ireland,I didn’t mean the people just the clubs, their not English are they! And I’m pretty sure it’s the ENGLISH premier league. Am I correct?

  • 198 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    It may be the English Premier League but clubs like Cardiff have been under the FA for a very, very long time

  • 199 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    No worries Welsh, and yourself are correct it is scouse slang lol

  • 200 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    So am I correct then? Regardless of what banner they fall under they are in fact a Welsh team based in Wales

  • 201 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Or is that xenophobic too? Maybe it’s racist! Who knows aye because let’s face it too many people jump on labels nowadays and claim it’s something more than what it actually was/is! Political correctness at its finest

  • 202 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    they are a Welsh side that falls under the governance of the FA and therefore have every right to be a part of the EPL………………………even though we have our own F.A. as you put it

  • 203 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    The whole world is spinning out of control and the sexist’s blame the xenophobic’s who in turn blame the racists who then blame the politicians ;)

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  • 205 Whumpie // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    The depressing truth is that no decent player or manager will come near NUFC until Ashley has gone. I think today’s user drivel from Pardew is the worst yet and I’ve got no time for him at all.

    But as long as Ashley thinks he can keep us between 17th and 7th, and as long as the Toon Army continue to hands money to him like utter mongs each week nothing will change.

    There is no practical reason why we can’t boycott the club and end this in a matter of weeks. It’s just a matter of guts and commitment.

  • 206 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    They fall under fa governance? Care to explain this then?,d.ZGU

  • 207 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Actually mate tbf, when Swansea and Cardiff weren’t in the PL there used to be a hell of a lot of controversy that Swansea Cardiff and Wrexham used to appeal there red cards to the The Football Association of Wales
    Not saying they used to deliberately overturn decisions, but it certainly always has been a hot talking point among most i know who support lower league teams

  • 208 Whumpie // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Will someone please pop over to NEoffers and smash their perfectly white teeth in?

  • 209 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Or is that me being xenophobic AGAIN?

  • 210 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Fully agree, we’re simply now Newcastle Direct, not Newcastle United, were merely an extension of tacky stores full of bargin bin sh1te and as long as he’s raking it in hand over fist he couldn’t give a toss about what’s happening on the pitch

  • 211 Thump // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    @Average_Contents: It’s what the Welsh teams do: run off to the Welsh FA and get a ton overturned. I love that we have Welsh teams in the English league (and hope that one day we can have a “British League”) but honestly, it’s ridiculous how they’re afforded so much leeway by the Welsh FA. If you play in X league you should report to the dominant FA in the league you’re playing, surely?

  • 212 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM


    Case in point mate! Was just going to say the same thing but people are to scared to say anything now incase they get labelled like I just did, I bet if there was an anonymous pole about it it’d be rather damning

  • 213 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    When do start getting players in stock? Can you email Ashley a catalogue, maybe sort out a buy one get one free?

  • 214 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I nominate whumpie to smash their perfectly white teeth in :)

  • 215 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    April 13, 2014

    Very funny, there are a pain in the arse

  • 216 welshgeordie9 // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM


  • 217 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Yup should be if you play in x league you answer to the governing body that set the laws for that league
    If Celtic ever win there chance to join the EPL (which fully disagree with, no team should simply join near the top flight, get yaselves down to the Skrill leagues!) it would be lunacy if they got to appeal every decision the the Scottish FA!

  • 218 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM


    It’d have to be a buy 1 get 4 free to even tempt fatty into parting with the club’s hard(ly) earned cash lol

  • 219 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    And even then with 5 players for the price of 1 we’d be in the red and nearly bankrupt as some would have us believe, why didn’t you know we can’t afford players nowadays ;)

  • 220 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM


    It’s all a little game mate, I’ll explain what I mean by this at a later date ;)

  • 221 Thump // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    @tads: There was a discussion a while back (that’s apparently still going on behind closed doors) about making the league a two tiered system. If teams were to defect (like Celtic and Rangers were a while back) they would have joined the second tier.

    Whether it would work or not is a different matter, of course!

  • 222 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Sounds very OTT to accommodate two (well one now!) who have outgrown the league though being financially dominant!

    Ahh okay

  • 223 yo-yo // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Some reports are saying that season ticket sale’s (cancellations) are currently down 14,000 from this seasons figures

    Now that would be causung a weee bit of a panic if twer true

  • 224 lesh // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Average….. How long before the Scottish big two of Rangers and Celtic are given places in a renamed EPL?

    Come to think of it, if Ashley does get control of Rangers, we may well be shot of him…. If only.

  • 225 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:24 PM


    not sure if it is true or not mate, I’ve read it a couple of times but not sure if the report can be trusted but i thinks it’s safe to say that if it is true then panic will well and truly be setting in

  • 226 lesh // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    A 14000 fall in season ticket renewals at how much a ticket, on average?

  • 227 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:26 PM

  • 228 Thump // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    @tads: I think it would incorporate the Championship too. I can’t remember the exact details of it but I do remember a lot of talk about it. The next (logical) step would be a European super league of sorts, the logistics of that would be interesting to see… a casual Saturday afternoon away game to Zenit followed by a midweek away game to Barca.

  • 229 Thump // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    @lesh: assuming it’s all adults in the main areas, the average is £667.30… £9,322,200


  • 230 firebug666 // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    For all those who wish to protest and get AP out of our club, why not make your feelings known on twitter @NUFC where you can post on the official Twitter account. If enough people post there views maybe Mash will get the message, I posted this earlier.

    Firebug ?@firebug666 2m
    @NUFC I will never go to another Newcastle Match or buy anything Newcastle Until Mike Ashley see sense and SACKS Alan Pardrew

    Like I say post your thoughts let them know how we feel, and keep on posting till they either take notice or close there account, but get them posts in and let them know the fans feelings.

  • 231 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Talk about delusional FFS this guy is either openly taking the pi** or he’s so out of touch he should be renamed Sputick

  • 232 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    The puppet:

    Despite having one of the longest contracts in European football, he admitted: “I never feel safe as a Premier League manager. We have five to six Premier League games as we go, in terms of the pressure building from the media. I think they whipped it up, for whatever reason. I know one or two of them are banned from the stadium and they probably used that as a bit of an agenda, which is a shame for us because we want them to support us.”

    If that’s the case why did the club ban them then? More bullshit

    Pardew also refused to answer questions from anyone about Hatem Ben Arfa, only introduced as a substitute here following suggestions of a bust-up in the aftermath of a 4-0 loss at home to Manchester United. “Ben Arfa – do you want to talk about him?” he was asked. “Not today,” came the terse response, and with that he rushed off down the corridor.

  • 233 Thump // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Just recalculated with all 40 different prices. On average the Club could stand to lose £7,192,500 (assuming an average of £513.75)

    Giving that it’s not likely to be families giving it up, the true number would probably be somewhere around £8m.

  • 234 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:40 PM


    It’s the only way to hit Ashley as money is the only thing that he understands, but knowing him he’ll simply sell another player to make up the short fall or use it as the reason for not investing – either way we are fcuked with him at the helm

  • 235 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    I especially like this one because it just shows he’s lost the dressing room

    Fcuk off by take your cnut of a boss with ya

  • 236 lesh // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Aye Thump, £9 million of guaranteed income’s not to be sneezed at.

    Now if the 14000 were to increase steadily, that might just make Ashley think and realise that he has got a potential 50000 returning customers, if he makes an effort to treat them with respect rather than the contempt that seems evident.

    If all season ticket holders due for renewal were not to do so, there’s a deal to be done there.

    Now, have tge fans got a credible and business-like representative group to act on their behalf? Not yet methinks.

    Time for less of the revolutionary ‘Wolfie Smifff’ type of leadership but someone like the Malcolm Dix of old to take the lead.

  • 237 Thump // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    @JB: Oh absolutely, I completely agree. It’s just a surprise seeing the numbers is all, mate!

  • 238 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:44 PM


    They said as much in the fans forum, basically matchday revenue and,commercial income have a direct effect on the quality on the pitch!
    i.e turn up and pay or we don’t buy any player’s not that they fcuking bought any anyway!

  • 239 Sav // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    The sale of Cabaye from a squad thin on numbers and talent has let the air right out of Toon tyres. Most of the side have thrown in the towel and few imagine Remy is busting a gut to play for us again with the WCup and a fat transfer awaiting.
    I can’t think many great managers will be queing up to replace Pardew under this regime. Privately, he has to fear for his job next season if we keep up this level of performance. So if he doesn’t manage to convince MonsterMash we need a full overhaul, he’ll be a gonner either way.

  • 240 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Lets be honest, it was only a matter of time before people started voting with their feet, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that 14,000 short fall is an accurate figure as they have been getting away with murder for far too long and its about time we started to bite back

  • 241 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Problem is though season ticket sales might be down but 52,000 still turn up with the majority paying cash so fatty gets the money either way

  • 242 JackButler // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:51 PM


    He’s had 52,000 week after week and still failed to invest and our commercial revenue is way down because of all the free advertising sports directs get so we are going to get shafted whatever happens

  • 243 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:58 PM


    That’s what I’m getting at, it’s all well and good cancelling them but still 52,000 will turn up and line his pockets whilst he takes us for a ride

  • 244 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    He needs to either sell up or appoint people who actually know what their doing and loosen the purse strings but I’m not holding my breath on either otherwise I’d be dead ;)

  • 245 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Anyway that’s my tuppence worth I’m off to bed to have nightmares about the last game of the season and the stick I’ll get

  • 246 stuart no9 // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    with collo now having a pop at pards , i personally think this is his last season as manager, too much damage has been doneand i dont think he can come back from this mess .

  • 247 jimmysmith // Apr 14, 2014 at 4:21 AM

    I strongly suspect Pardew is already gone at the end of the season and someone has by now been lined up to succeed him and that the wheels for this were set in motion after the Meyler incident. I think Pardew and the players have strongly and increasingly sensed this and that is why we are seeing this otherwise almost inexplicable form and attitude.

  • 248 Sydney Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 4:49 AM

    I think you are onto something, I wrote after the Hull incident that Pardew’s position had simply become untenable at the time and the swiftness of the fine and club formal warning meant the writing was on the wall. With a formal warning comes an expectation of being able to improve and by this Pardew would have had to prove he still had control of his team and also could maintain a decent run of form to the season close. If I’m Ashley, no doubt I have sat through the thrashings of Southampton, Chelsea and Tottenham, with my Manager not on the pitch but behind me. I would be seeing the discontent in the stands, I would be hearing from staff members like Charnley that the squad is at war with the coaching staff.
    Already, I believe Ashley would be considering the transfer market, regardless of whether he wants to spend or not, but also can the damage be repaired. I believe with a loss to Swansea, who pushed Chelsea hard and still fighting for survival, then St James will erupt into one almighty riot. This is an utterly disgraceful run of form, its all been from the Hull game, where we could have really kicked on, instead within 4 games and the other fixtures, I can see us slipping out of the top 10. A loss to Swansea and Pardew will be gone. Pardew would argue, “still in top 10″ but with a run of form we are having, I do not see it ending. There is so much disunity in the team, clearing out the squad is only going to cost Ashley more funds. Clearing Pardew & Carver out, makes sense in footballing and financial terms.

  • 249 Thump // Apr 14, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    @Sydney: Pardew already has his foot over the threshold, it’s just whether it’ll be now or at the end of the season. I reckon it’ll be the latter.

  • 250 theartfuldodger // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:27 AM

    Southampton Manu Spurs are not classified as winable games. Thats what Pardew says and thats what ashley believes. Stoke is a narrow loss.

    Not scoring cause we dint get strikers and sold cabaye.

    Pards has excuses galore, and ash will believe them.

    Ashley doesent make decisions based on mood.

    Only thing pardew has no excuse for is his headbutt.

    Having said all that Im sure ashley will be worried by the negativity which shows no signs of abating because it could impact results/sales nxt season.

    Bonus plus sacking sounds crazy. Pardew has met his target.

    Apart from NUfC games, does ashley watch anyother games to compare how we are playing-formation,style,subs. I dont think so. His football is result oriented. Pardew has met his goal of top 10.

    Personally I hope Pardew goes.

  • 251 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    The goal was a lucky goal, but luck goes to who try harder, it’s well deserved win for Stoke.

    pardew is still here despite 2 seasons of horrible displays, he should be thanking the fans and MA for still having a job. I see many managers got sacked for much better results. Remember that DiMatteo got sacked after winning CL for the 1st time for Chelsea. pardew has no shame, he is still making BS excuses and not resigned.

    We are still 16 points away from Fulham with 4 games left, so if we keep losing we are still safe. If we keep losing, we would probably end up at 11th or 12th. I hope we lose all of our remaining games, so MA can sack pardew and build new team for next season with new manager. Otherwise we will have to see pardew as manager for next 5 seasons.

  • 252 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    Pardew on local media “I know one or two of them are banned from the stadium and they probably used that as a bit of an agenda, which is a shame for us because we want them to support us.”

    Seriously?? You ban them from the stadium (for doing their job) and still expect unconditional support regardless of the fact we are on one of the worst runs in Premier league history?? Utterly out of touch with reality this bloke.

    Even financially it makes sense for Ashley to bin this joker. If we actually get someone in who develops players, then he will see a higher return when he sells them. Wins all round surely??

  • 253 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Lets just hope NoNuts wises up sometime very soon and can Parsnip and his Dino coaching staff ;)

  • 254 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    I’d like to think Graham Carr is currently pointing out to Ashley that we can compete more with what we have, and Pardew is holding us back. I’m not sure who Ashley would have more respect for in terms of knowledge, but the fact he fought to keep Carr last summer surely says something!

    As I said in my post above, surely someone is telling Ashley that if he got a better coach and coaching staff in then he could make more money by selling the better developed players than with Pardew sapping the life out of them.

  • 255 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    Lilongwe…plus gif we finish higher in the league he can use that money on a better manager ;) it’s a win win!

  • 256 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    Can him! Can him! Can him! Can him! Can…

  • 257 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    “We’ve got to make sure we don’t let this season fizzle out because that is in danger of happening.”

    Howay Shola man, ffs, as a fan of the club you must realise the season fizzled out long ago.

    Exactly, Someone should take a banner to the Swans match showing a spreadsheet with the increased figures for placing higher in the league and increased income from selling better players. That should capture Ashley’s imagination!

  • 258 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    *better (developed) players

  • 259 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Hopefully we nolonger have an idiot as manager next season.
    If we still have the same idiot as manager, I think season ticket sales will go down drastically.

  • 260 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    We’ll still have the same idiot owner though !

  • 261 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Please MA, show us who is the boss and sack this incompetent pr!ck.

  • 262 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    Rumours are there have already been 14,000 cancellations. I’m not sure on the reliability of the source, but that is a substantial amount. I imagine others are waiting to see what happens over the coming weeks. Not sure when the deadline for renewals is, but I bet many are leaving it till the last minute to see if any changes are made.

    At the minute, buying a season ticket to follow Gateshead looks a far better buy! A team not only battling for promotion, but have even managed to score goals in each of their last 5 games!!

  • 263 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Surely short term progress would be a positive as well? Yes, it would be nice to get rid of both in one go, but realistically it will take a lot longer to get rid of Ashley, so can we not at least try and get a manager who will at least give a modicum of entertainment while we suffer!

    Every good plan should have short term and long term targets, Pardew is short term, Ashley long term.

  • 264 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:13 AM


    my biggest fear is pardew will use DOF as excuse.
    Last season was DL, this season JK, next will be LC. DOF come and goes and pardew still here, it makes me wonder 3 DOF 1 manager last 2 seasons and the results are still the same. Surely MA can see this logic (I hope).

  • 265 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:18 AM


    wow that will be almost 1/3 of the stadium capacity.
    there will be many empty seats next season, MA will ask why this happened because income will go down 30% and there is only 1 answer.

  • 266 thai-mag // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Hull in the FA cup final, I wish we would take the cups more seriously then maybe things would not look so grim as they are now, Pardew spouting on about going to have a real go at the FA cup then on the day dropping our 2 best players and making 5 other changes, what a muppet, but I suppose he must have got a call from Ashley to get us out of it.

  • 267 firebug666 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    Pardrew is in charge of the team, he by his own admission is in charge of the day to day running of the team, setting up tactics etrc etc. Fact is the buck stops with him, and until Ashley realises just how inept his manager is we will never have a cup run or European football because the Muppet Pardrew cannot manage more than one competition. Let’s face it he can’t even manage one competition.

  • 268 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    He has to go, whether it’s Ashleys fault for not replacing Cabaye or not, Pardew has snivellingly agreed to manage under this situation and has failed massively this second half of the season !

  • 269 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    there are news and big possibilities that we will buy these players :
    Serge Auier
    Majeed Waris
    Seydou Doumbia
    Gaston Sauro
    Joel Campbell & Carl Jenkinson (loan)

    Also news that Napoli and Juve ready to bid Krul for 10mil pound.

  • 270 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Completely agree. I can’t see how he can stay in a job, or even leave his house without being embarrassed about picking up a wage for this. But at the same time, as Artful says, if we stay top ten, will Ashley fire him and pay him an achievement bonus at the same time?

    Surely now would be the time to get shot, before the season ends and then he doesn’t have to pay the bonus. Not sure Pards could argue he didn’t deserve it either (although I imagine he would try)

  • 271 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Wenger said a few weeks ago that Campbell is part of his plans for next year. Aurier is heavily linked with Arsenal, who are very likely to lose Sagna this summer, so will need a replacement. Wenger is also unlikely to let Jenkinson go as they will need him for cover, not all clubs go through a season with 1 right back…

    As for the others, Waris isn’t good enough, Lacazette will be at a club playing in Europe, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool have both been linked with Sauro.

    That just leaves Doumbia…

  • 272 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    I still hoping we will get Abel Hernandez next season.
    For managers, Alberto Malesani/ Luigi Deneri / Frank Rijkard / bert Van Marwijk.

  • 273 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:56 AM


    There all,just rumours mate so don’t get excited, wait till the summer when they’ll be a few thousand more ;)

  • 274 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 7:59 AM


    The news that we are in for them not just being linked. Either we will get them or not only time will tell. If we still have an idiot as manager, 90% we won’t get them.

  • 275 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    I don’t know much about Majeed Waris.

  • 276 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    If we could get Vincenzo Montella as mananger, it won’t matter which players we get next season. We will have great football to watch again.

  • 277 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Montella didn’t get much transfer budget, he sold 17 players and bought rejects, has been, and free transfers, he only bought Mario Gomez with big money transfer. fiorentina now 4th playing great attacking football and 1 of 2 teams that can be Juve.

  • 278 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Further to my post’s lastnight regarding captain colo laying into the puppet, it turns out the management are blaming the player’s and the player’s are blaming the management lol I know who I’m blaming n it ain’t benny and co

  • 279 firebug666 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    If reports are true that Colloccini laid into Pardrew and Carver after the match then that just shows that Pardrew HAS lost the dressing room and that the players are not performing for him. Surely if this is true then Ashley has to sack Pardrew.

    It was rumoured that Pardrew lost the dressing room in January, that HBA had a stand up row with him over his management of the team, and now Colloccini has done the same, blasting first the players before laying into Pardrew and Carver.

    I personally believe there is something in this, as the lack of performance from the squad is clear evidence that there is a lack of management and control, however Pardrew is so inept at his job how could you tell the difference?

  • 280 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    beat Juve*

  • 281 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:24 AM


    It explains a lot if true mate

  • 282 firebug666 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:33 AM


    It does indeed, my personal feeling (and I have felt this for a while now) is that the players don’t like the “Tactics” employed by Pardrew, and want more freedom to play their natural game, something that they are denied under Pardrew who wants everything his way regardless. It’s also no surprise that players like Ba and Cabaye wanted out ASAP and we are all expecting more to follow come the summer.

    When Pardrew says he is having to rebuild the squad for the third time we have to ask the question… Why?

    Why do the players want to leave after a short spell under the leadership of Pardrew?

  • 283 firebug666 // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    When players want to leave a guaranteed first team place at our club to sit on the bench at another club it could be argued that they have made a mistake, or they just did it for the money, but what if the reason was a little more than that, and because they are on the inside they see more than we do, see where the club is heading and think I’m out of here because I want be valued as a player and need some ambition in my life.

  • 284 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    If you are talking about Cabs for instance…….Would you not class winning trophies and playing for a top European team and doubling your money better reasons for leaving Nufc . Even if you only play a percentage of those games.

  • 285 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Why is it always greed or Pardews tactics that make players leave, doesn’t silverware come into play.

  • 286 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Cannot wait till the 31st of may to renew my membership for next season lol.Do you think there will be fans fighting over themselves for season tickets.
    I can remember not to long ago where we had a massive waiting list to be a privileged member of a season ticket holder

  • 287 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    I used to like saylor up until about 2 years ago when my brother pointed out he’s shite lol but I couldn’t see it because he’s a geordie.

    Fortunately my eyes opened and I realised what a pleb the guy actually is. This just confirms it! We played well? Deserved something? Kept them at bay? Just as deluded as the puppet

  • 288 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Jail… I think most players are happy enough having their club with a healthy bank balance rather than silverware. I mean, is there really that much difference?

    Surely the club can just go buy them all a participants cup or something, you know, with a nice colourful ribbon on it to give the players a real sense of achievement.

    Bet training will be fun this morning…oh to be a fly on them, ermm…I guess there is advertising hoardings at the training ground too?

  • 289 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Fat cnut out!

    Puppet out!

    Saylor out!

  • 290 Marty-Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Most of the “top players” being linked with us won’t wanna come to us over a move to Spurs/Arsenal etc
    Wages,London and ambition will come into it and we will lose all three aspects

  • 291 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM


    Of course there is advertising at the training ground lol they tell reporter’s where to stand so they get shot’s of the hoardings I kid you not lol

  • 292 Marty-Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    I think we’re missing 20 first teamers for the next home game,don’t know how we will cope.
    Poor Alan,we will just have to do better against Arsenal and Liverpool and fight for 3 points,lmao

  • 293 Harley // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Why’s everyone getting their hopes up of pardew being sacked?!

    If we lose all of our games we’ll finish 10th as the teams below that won’t win all if fheirs.

    That’s bang on target for fatty. Do you honestly think he’ll take in to consideration the mood of the fans or make decisions based on the clubs best interest?

    Some naive people on here today.

  • 294 cyprus // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Chelsea without Hazard are quite poor. 10 man Swansea didn’t deserve to lose, Chelsea had zero shots on goal till they scored. What does all this mean? *A couple ‘magicians’ do make the difference when the rest are just decent players. I think we do have a decent spine.
    *Swansea, with 11, will be a hard game.

    The fans must lose their confusion… The Mafia out (ie both) campaign ain’t going to happen any time soon, so drop it for now. The realistic goal? Right after the Swansea defeat, fire AP.

  • 295 theartfuldodger // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Will Pardew be he first manager to get a bonus and the sack.

    That simply shows that the target set was too low.

  • 296 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Even if all these story’s of player’s laying into puppet and his merry band of dino’s about tactics and the like are true and he has lost the dressing room or a few players at least

    Can anyone see fatty sacking him for it as long as he achieves top 10? Because I can’t!

  • 297 cyprus // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    The form guide makes interesting though not surprising reading. Two NE clubs at the bottom. Sund 1 point, Newcastle 3 points, out of a possible 18.

  • 298 Marty-Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    The owner has succeeded in losing the fans,they don’t feel like part of the club anymore and it’ll end up that many will stop spending their hard earned cash.
    Remember we aren’t Man Utd where if local fans didn’t go to the game the stadium would be filled by foreigners.
    We are a local club.
    We won’t see the affect of this year until we see how many have re purchased their season tickets.
    Hopefully only a handfull.

  • 299 cyprus // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Swansea away form in bottom 3, with 2 out of 18 points. Hope that continues :(

  • 300 Marty-Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Our place is usually a good place for struggling teams to come.
    We usually give relegated teams 3 points a season so I wouldn’t count on Swansea not scoring or playing rings around us.
    Gonna be embarrassing end to the season,actually embarrassing 4 months …sob sob

  • 301 BuckLuck // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM


    Then let’s hope the players make sure we lose every single match until the season is over. Perhaps Ashley will sack Pardew then. A small sacrifice. It’s not like we entertain to begin with so…

  • 302 Marty-Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    @buck luck
    Do you really wanna see the team play badly so to get a Pardew out?
    I for one want to see the team play well but it’s not gonna happen again this year,unless Remy inspires or some miracle happens.
    Honestly though,I don’t want Pardew to stay anymore than anyone else on here but did you think about who we might get to replace him?
    It could be Kinnear,Curbishley etc
    Do you really want that?
    We’re stuck unless all fans leave the ground and someone coughs up the cash

  • 303 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    The home game against Swansea next weekend is a pivotal moment. Pardew needs a win, of course, but if the home support abuse him, if St James’ Park offers a vocal and prolonged no confidence vote, then Ashley, even an owner who has never seemed to care what the supporters think or feel, may have to accept a new manager is needed

  • 304 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    marty toon

    the fear of getting someone who may possibly be worse is not a good enough reason to keep someone who is the worst

  • 305 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM


    I agree the only entertainment the team provides is for the opposing teams fans!

    I wonder if the player’s are actually playing shit to lose In the hope fatty sacks him! Just a thought!

  • 306 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Pardew isn’t going to resign
    There still will be 50,000 fans in the ground when we receive Swansea.
    people talk of a mass boycott of a game but couldn’t even get a decent turn out at the last demonstration that was held !!

  • 307 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM


    ba (top scorer)
    Colo (captain)
    ben Arfa (best player)

    all be wrong about Pardew. i don’t think so.

  • 308 theartfuldodger // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I too wish we lose every game and get rid of Pardew.

    The target for the season was pathetically low. So low that our manager could get bonus plus sack. It should have been revised mid season.

    Upsetting Ashleys apple cart of mediocrity is important.

  • 309 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    interesting on youtube seeing demos by charlton and west ham fans about pardew.

    the tragedy is with a half decent footballing manager this is probably our best squad in years who will all leave en masse a la cabaye and who the hell will want to join under Pardew

  • 310 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Parsnip will take this team down if he has to – he doesn’t care enough about us or the club to do the honorable thing!

    …to resign! He should have done it back in February;

  • 311 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Nobody knows but Jesus
    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Glory, Hallelujah

    Sometimes I’m up, sometimes
    I’m down, ohh, yes Lord
    Sometimes I’m almost
    To the ground, oh yes, Lord

    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Nobody knows but Jesus
    Anybody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Glory, Hallelujah

    If you got there before
    I do, oh yes Lord
    Tell all my friends, I’m
    Coming too, oh yes Lord

    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Nobody knows but Jesus
    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Glory, Hallelujah

    Although you see me
    Goin’ on so, oh yes
    I have my trials, here below
    Ohh yes, Lord

    Oh, nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Nobody knows but Jesus
    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
    Glory, Hallelujah
    Ohh, glory, Hallelujah

  • 312 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Pardew’s babble

    B4 a Transfer window

    We need 3-4 players

    Window closes

    I am happy with the squad

    Then! Players are tired.

    Yet! He keeps playing the same. his favorites i.e.

    Yet he is happy with the squad.

  • 313 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    To be honest I want the puppet gone but fatty is the main problem

  • 314 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    can anyone believe the numpties that said Martinez was a poor manager ?

  • 315 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    HD…do you mean Babel?

  • 316 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    how bad does goofy have to get before he is dropped

  • 317 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM



  • 318 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    As bad as ben arfa

  • 319 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Catchy…if I were to write down the ludicrous things I have had to put ears to on here over the years I could write a book of memoirs ;)

    …but I am not going pass judgment – people have made their bed and they will have to lay in it!

  • 320 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    HD…what’s a babble?

  • 321 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    this is a huge time for lee Charnley, his first real bit of business could and should be getting rid of pardew,

    lee charnely will either stick his neck out for pardew and keep him,


    please the fans to get him out,

    then its all about seeing how ambitious he is after that,

    the ball is in his court now

  • 322 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM


    HBA is pure quality

  • 323 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew

    lets face it, it would be a long book, and not a best seller,, or maybe it would, to many sheep in the world like manx and his merry band

  • 324 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    So according to the Ronnie Hill, the bust up after Stoke was because players were angry Pardew played Ben Arfa after his bust up with Pardew last week…..

  • 325 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I wonder who wants to play for next game under pardew. probably pardew will line up youngsters only since they have no problem with him…. yet.
    the result will be another defeat, we have strikers who can’t score, midfields who can’t create, and defenders who doesn’t want to be here.
    Can’t score from set pieces.
    I don’t know what are they doing in the training ground. Surely even if not so talented players still can do something if they are well trained.

  • 326 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    It’s all lining up quite nicely.

    You can’t help but feel if Ashley is intending to spend some money this summer, that he will first dispose of Pardew. It is the perfect timing. It will win over the fans / buy Ashley some time with the fans at it will appear there is a change of direction.

    I have been a lot more vocal about Ashley, rather than Pardew, but this is because I view Pardew as I direct result of the Ashley issue.

    Still, with every day Ashley has another opportunity to at least appear to have a clue. Not that I’ll believe it on face value.

    Love him, hate him or indifferent towards him, surely Pardews days have to be numbered.

  • 327 Toon Tang // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Who are we besmirching today then people?

    I want in

  • 328 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM


    Don’t fear about getting Kinnear or Curbishley they would actually be a very serious improvement over Pardew!!!

    There would be lots of people want this job regardless of Ashley because :

    Most clubs sell their best players all the time and usually expect managers to promote youngsters so it would not be as much of a problem for your average manager

    Ashley has gave Pardew more time than he deserves so I would imagine he would give the new man time to get it right

    We have a very good 11 with some decent back up already here most managers would love to try to get the best out of Arfa, Marveux , Cisse , Sissoko ,Mbiwa and Gouffran

    We have promising youngsters who under a better manager will thrive

    All our fans want to see is entertaining football week in week out deliver this and they will always be on the managers side its not exactly rocket science !!

    Most managers abroad rarely get to pick players themselves the scouts and DOF do it normally so having Carr pick players for them would not be unusual

    Pardew is the problem the sooner he is out the better !

  • 329 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Toon Tang…Let’s not control our besmirching, no one should be safe. Pick a name and besmirch away good sir.

  • 330 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Ibiza…I don’t think NoNuts is going to let Parsnip close to any of his money (he hasn’t done it before and I can’t see him doing it now)

    …it would be like a vote of confidence ;)

  • 331 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM


    Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

    Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

    To talk foolishly

    Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

  • 332 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM


    fully agree , Ashley is the main guy at fault

    but in no way shape or form should pardew have ever been given the job,
    he has taken a team that was happy under CH and turned up side down,
    the season he finished 5th was a total fluke, more down to impressive dogged defending than attacking flair, hanging on for our lives,
    no matter the opposition , we have always struggled to break them down,
    win or loss I can only count a handful of games in his time that I think we have played well, you don’t have to win to play well,
    his man management skills are beyond anything iv seen, poor would be the polite way of saying it,
    kills any hope of any of our your team making it, AC at the weekend the lastest to be played out of position,

    I really fail to see why it has taken so long for fans to start chanting,
    3 Sunderland defeats in a row should have been enough, sunderland have only won 6 all season, 2 against us

    simply shocking, and they wernt lucky wins, both 3 nil hammerings,
    we get by on wonder goals and that’s it

  • 333 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Santon…My biggest worry or issue is that the new manager will once again not be picked for footballing reasons. This I feel is the biggest issue we face at our club. Ashley doesn’t hire people for the right reasons.

    Whether it’s the MD, the DOF, the manager or even the players, it’s all based on the wrong mantra and this is why we fail.

    Until Ashley changes that, I don’t see how things will dramatically improve. But we are at the point where even change for the sake of change seems our best option. Maybe.

  • 334 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Jesper…Well, let’s hope he does change managers then, as there is absolutely no hope for Pardew if he doesn’t get any players in this summer.

    Even a Pardewed player is better than no player at all.

    Catchy…Quickly, I saw your reply the other day. Without getting in to a lengthy discussion, I don’t really remember this nice and easy going Catchy you speak of, but will take your word that you changed your approach as you often had people hounding you, I don’t find that bit hard to believe at all.

    As for my part, I like to think I’m fairly reasonable with people on here and that I’m not a bully. Whether that came across in the mix with other posts I don’t know.

    All I can say on my part is that I did see improvements. Granted it was within lucky or hard fought wins, but I didn’t expect things to change over night so was willing to give it time. You mentioned Obertan the other day, you definitely called it right. However, I still believe that any player who has been on the fringes as long as he has, deserves a chance before being written off. Fair play you were right, he’s useless.

    As for Pardew, he has to go soon. If he doesn’t it wont take long for the fans to really turn on Ashley and he wont want that. Pardew will be fed to the lions at some stage and then we just have to see who turns up to continue peddling Ashleys low ambition for his advertising company.

  • 335 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Ibiza…don’t be silly he can choose who ever he likes from the reserves ;)

  • 336 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Alan Pardew – Managing Debt or Managing Newcastle United?

  • 337 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Jesper…Ah yes, the reserves! How silly of me indeed :)

    I wonder what early odds I can get on NUFC getting top 4 next season?

  • 338 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Ibiza…that is not even going to happen with Parsnip spending £50M ;)

  • 339 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    you will be at odds with Ashley and Pardew.

  • 340 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Sorry, I meant 4th top, from the bottom ;)

    Did someone mention earlier that they had heard the players went potty the other day as Benny had been played?

    Whilst I am happy to believe that there are problems behind the scenes, I am at a loss to know which to believe.

    The manager? Nope
    The players? Nope
    The press? Ha.

    What a mess.

  • 341 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    @Ibiza Toon

    Yeah I do worry that we get someone in who could be useless but then is Ashley not quite chummy with Hoddle?That is someone who knows the game properly , is tactically aware and knows how to bring youngsters through

    Also he has been out of management for a while so will be free to sign and wont command a big wage to begin with!The ideal combination for Ashley!!!

    Another thing is I cant believe the work of Martinez, Pochettino and Rodgers will have gone unnoticed by Ashley I hope Carr has been in his ear saying that a proper manager would raise the value of the squad and allow his conveyor belt of youngsters to finally come through to make the club totally sufficient

    A bad defeat at home to Swansea could be the end of Pardew … cant say the end of the season is not exciting now lol

  • 342 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM


    MA probably doesn’t have the knowledge of football like most owners, but he hasn’t done too badly imo. Based on transfers, lucky we haven’t signed players that we have been linked or the fans want like Van Wolfwinkle, Bonny, Cissoko, etc. I think he is seeking knowledge of football but to people he knows sometimes not the right people.
    Love him or hate him, he is a good boss imo. He gives people chances. Under different owner, pardew would have been sacked long time ago.
    I think he has given pardew more than enough chances and the idiot couldn’t deliver, and MA knows that. Limited football knowledge doesn’t mean MA an idiot or blind.

    For my own sake, I hope I’m right about this :P

  • 343 Rainrix // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Ibiza… That was in the chronicle about the benny thing, damn their destabilising influence!

  • 344 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Let’s hope he make the right decision and whoever the replacement will do much better job. As owner, I think he is also tired and angry looking at how the team played.

  • 345 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    If Ashley sacks Pardew, I worry very much it will be to buy time and ward off a financial storm, as Ibizatoon suggests.
    The eight-year contract was no mistake. I think Ashley believed he was securing (Sports Direct-style) the long-term services of a man who had overshot his targets on a tight budget.
    A very rare man indeed. One whose coaching abilities would be a natural brake on progress too high up the league. One who would take team orders to take his foot off the gas. One who worked cheaply, and would toe the party line even when it required bare-faced contradictions.
    One who instinctively accepted that losing key players without complaint was the lot of a small club manager, and believed that keeping the club in the division was an honest challenge to his abilities. One who was too thick-skinned to ever walk.
    The perfect accomplice. Perfectly dove-tailed to the Ashley project. I can think the only thing going against him is that it has taken him so long to become a genuine irritant to the fans.
    A very rare man indeed.

  • 346 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Santon…I have heard there is a connection between Ashley and Hoddle, but my main point is that who, with any sort of credibility, would want to come in without some assurances that the direction of the club, well that the club has a direction!

    I don’t dispute that managers will work under tight restrictions, of course they do, but it’s not just about having to sell before you buy. Pardew has been expected to stand there and answer about all aspects of the club for the past 3 years with no real support.

    Anyway, we’re going around in circles. I think most know the score, either we sit, wait and see, or fans actively seek change.

  • 347 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Santon03…I don’t know him personally, but I really struggle to believe this is just a case of Ashley showing patience. He’s a lot more scheming than that imo.

    Rainrix…Cheers, I shall have a read.

    BandB….You missed an opportunity there. “Make no bones about it, the 8 year contact was no mistake” – But wait, wasn’t that why Llambias left the club? Wasn’t Ashley furious about the silly long term contracts? Oh aye, fuming he was.

    I think I’m becoming more reluctant to see Pardew leave the more I think about it. How much time do we need to give the new guy to show us that Ashleys ambitions can be met? Another 3 years?

    Ughhh…it must be Monday morning.

  • 348 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    BandB/Ibiza…stop thinking so much!

  • 349 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Jesper…Surely that has to be some of the worst advice ever? :)

    Or is this a rally call? Don’t think, do!

  • 350 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    You are correct in your assessment that we as fans are going around and around in circles having the exact same debates and conversations as this time last year where we were fighting relegation. Personally I feel the squad is in a worse state now and needs more payers than ever before.
    you cannot survive on no incoming signings and have no stability on trying to get by with loan players.You cannot expect to achieve any goals with the way the structure of the club is set.Even players now see us as a stepping stone to bigger things.
    Alas we can all keep championing change but kike you say we will probably be having the same conversation come this time next season

  • 351 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM


    Yeah agree we just never know whats going to happen under Ashley but I dont think the fans are going to take another heavy home defeat this weekend especially with Arsenal and Liverpool away to follow

    Just wish we never had to go through this ordeal to be honest all I want to see is good entertaining attacking football not even that fussed about winning trophies as have never won anything in my time as a Toon fan !!Football is supposed to be about enjoyment and entertainment and in the last 2 or 3 seasons we have rarely played the game how it should be played

  • 352 Bambams // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    colo has reportedly lost it with Pards…hot on the heels of Benny who seemingly after Manure hammering blamed Pards for the demise of MYM and Marv….

  • 353 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM


    I have an attractive pile of papers and a bigger one of ironing. Nice to have more pleasant distractions to turn to.
    You are spot-on about where the argument will turn if Pardew is sacked. The new guy will need an uncritical threes years to prove he can get us back to where we are now, after next year’s “transitional season” and “transitional targets.”

  • 354 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:57 AM


    As far as I know, we don’t want to sell the players that we need. AC was sold due to incredible offer, Cabaye didn’t want to stay, Ba was due to a clause in his contract that redknap and his agents made public. I don’t think we are a selling club, but big clubs offered ridiculous fees for our players or the player wanted to move to bigger club which is reasonable because we are not a big club (well.. we used to long time ago).

    If you look at it differently, I bet a lot of managers would want to work under MA. He gives them more chances than other bosses would. It’s a dream job, let’s just hope pardew get sacked 1st and worry about who will replace him for now.
    We won;t get new manager unless he is sacked.

  • 355 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM


    whether you meant the cathy thing or not, it was at a time when I was not aloud an opinion because we finished 5th
    you came across like the others as just another having fun at my expense

    what I find vey funny about the whole thing is people still don’t like me,
    my opinion was right, that has never changed, most now see what I and a couple of others seen back then
    but they did not like the way I stuck up for myself

  • 356 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    where is ED

    no new threads today?

    very strange

  • 357 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    jazzyp…Same time next season then? I’ll bring the snacks :)

    I think a new manager would probably help initially, but we’ve already seen what Ashley does when the club progress, he views at as a sign that nothing needs to be done.

    One step forward, two steps back and we wonder why we find it hard to compete.

    Slow and steady progress Ashley!

    Santon…I agree. If we had a manager who was trying to attempt to entertain the fans, overall the whole experience would be more palatable. However, a lot of the rot has actually been caused by Ashleys vision for the club imo. Mid-table and no priority for cups? Get real, I enjoy watching football, but it is a competition with an end aim that we don’t appear the slightest bit interested in. But don’t worry, one day we’ll be interested…apparently.

    Anyone know any good jokes? Saying “NUFC” doesn’t count :)

  • 358 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    worry who will replace him later*

  • 359 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    jesper… advice. We are “getting a bit ahead of arsevvs.”

  • 360 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    don’t know how true are the reports.

    but if pardew has indeed lost the dressing room and players have lost faith in him, he surely has to go.

    i really hope if that is true Ashley is just allowing pardew to finish the season and then let him do the honorable thing of resigning.

  • 361 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Ashley hasn’t done too bad ???, He has had us relegated, nearly relegated and has hired and given an eight year contract to a man who is systematically breaking every unwanted PL record at the club, I’d hate to see our plight if you didn’t think he’d gotten off to a good start.

  • 362 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Ibiza…it could be a call of arms ;)

    …it just seems we over think things in here…and we are too hesitant!

  • 363 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Good point Catchy.
    It is very unusual.
    Ed, let us know you are alright please.

  • 364 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM


    So what we should do is sit here like ducks?

  • 365 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:04 AM


    you won’t know who wil be the right manager, only time will tell. Fiorentina with Monetlla, Milan with Seedorf, Barca with guardiola, NUFC with Shearer, Big sam, souness, Houghton. Nobody knows that Montella or Guardiola will be that good when they were 1st in charge. We all thought fat sam could do well because he has done well with bolton.

  • 366 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    You never ever blamed Ashley for our mess, in fact at one stage you openly supported him, the fact that you only ever appeared after a loss didn’t endear you to either side of the fence, also threatening to fight people in car parks, homophobic insults and worst of all you can’t spell carn’t properly.

  • 367 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    who would have guess that Dimatteo is the manager who won CL with Chelsea. They had Mourinho, ancelotti, AVB, Hidink, the brazilian guy I forgot his name, they all fail to win CL.

  • 368 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM


    I know you will be the 1st to counter my opinion about MA.

  • 369 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    What people must also understand is that for every Simeone or Mourhino, there is a Christian Gross or a Juan Ramos !

  • 370 Santon03 // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    anyway got to go now, bye

  • 371 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    So the sh1t in hand i.e Pardew is better than everything that may be there in the bush.

  • 372 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM


    Not all managers are high maintenance though and on the surface we have several players who have been ”Pardewed” who might look good again under a genuine modern, progressive, attacking football manager.

    Krul, Santon, MYM, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Colo, Cisse, Debuchy (at times) etc have all struggled this season but haven’t collectively all become poor players overnight. Plus we have promising youngsters in Haidara, Armstrong, Bigirama.

    Providing there isn’t a mass exodus I think there is certainly a foundation for a young up and coming Pochettino / Laudrup type manager to work with.

    At the moment too many egos and oafs like Pardew and Saylor at the club who aren’t, never were or ever will be of the quality this club deserves.

  • 373 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM


    The tide has moved and is still moving. Part of the process is argument and persuasion of those who do not share your views. Shouting from entrenched positions will not get people to reflect on their views. I can understand the feelings of people like Malta Mag. That’s where I was a few years ago. He has not been persuaded, as I have, that the club he supports has become a soulless arm of Sports Direct. He may never be convinced. It is no good people shouting and raving at them. They have their own minds, and a right to make them up.

  • 374 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Catchy…Was wondering that about Ed as well.

    Mate, maybe you need to ask yourself whether the reaction you get is because of your opinions or the way you put them across? You just said the funny thing is people still hate you (hate is possibly a little strong), surely that tells you it’s not as simple as your opinion? I have discussions on here with people with differing opinions. I don’t know if it’s something lost in translation, but you have always come across as someone completely blinded by hatred. Something similar could be leveled at others that they are simply blinded by optimism.

    I always felt your valid points were lost by the extremeness of your approach, it may not be right, but seeing as you’re not happy with what you’re getting back, it may be helpful.

    Santon…I’m not so sure. What about Hoots? Was he given time and patience? I truly believe Pardews main attribute is that he will be the face for Ashley and unless that requirement changes, nothing else will.

    BandB…Absolutely, I mean after the mess that Alan caused after Mikey trusted him for so long, this new guy is going to have some job on his hands. I just hope this new manager, if one arrives, doesn’t let Ashley down again. Can’t the poor guy get a break?

    If you like attractive piles of papers, I can send you a few more piles if you like? Anything I can do to help a fellow toon fan.

  • 375 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Noboby likes NoNuts, but what is the point in keep blaming him? For most of use it’s about the football and what happens on the field!

    …surely it can be alot better with or without NoNuts? If you don’t believe that then good luck to you.

    Over and out!

  • 376 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM


    or a pardew

  • 377 anthc // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Well the fans are on his case, hes made a rod for his own back with the press and now the players. Surely his job is untenable and he should walk. I really cant see us beating swansea this weekend unfortunately. On the other hand if we lose and pardews peddled I may renew my ticket.
    What a bad place were in, expecting to get beat most games.
    We’ll struggle to sign anyone this summer as I’ve no doubt our players will be telling their fellow pros stay well clear till this muppets gone.

  • 378 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Jail for Ashley

    supporting the idea of buying cheap and selling high is not a bad thing, and yes I openly support that,

    I think you will find I have been against Ashley for a very long time, but choose to fight the easier battle which is the style off football we play,

    like I have said many times, its easier to replace Pardew than Ashley, you choose Ashley, fair play to you and good luck,

    I think one of your big problems with me was I openly said I hope we get beat,
    now there are quite a lot saying it out loud and you say nothing,
    at least I had my reason for saying it

  • 379 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM


    Don’t listen to these Islanders

    You are a passionate ma. NUFC is your passion. if you can’t show your passion through your posts may as well not have them.

    Any one can sit on that high horse and can call for Calm.

  • 380 lesh // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Ed….. No thread from you or your son for a while.

    You ok?

  • 381 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    You don’t watch us anymore, for obvious reasons you don’t attend games,I take it your not a member of the club, yet you manage about thirty posts a day ?

  • 382 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    lesh…I am starting to worry too mate :(

  • 383 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Rotonda…I’m not saying it’s not possible, just that I really struggle to believe it will work.

    Rogers at Liverpool has spoken a lot recently about how he feels secure and supported by the owners to achieve great things. The energy at the club is terrible and it really isn’t all down to Pardew.

    Still, I do think he has to go and likely will soon.

    I’ve seen enough quotes and bits about Laudrup and the troubles he had at Swansea to imagine he’d have problems under Ashley with the way he carries on. This is not fact, just my opinion.

    Jesper…I agree that we’re all too hesitant. Although I would argue that unless we have a clear enough plan that enough fans buy into, then any attempts will not work. I don’t know how to get there without an open dialogue, but I do accept that I tend to get into the minutiae :)

    Santon03…of course we’ll never know for sure, all I ask is that whoever is chosen, it’s for the correct footballing reasons, not that they will lie for the owner which is what I currently believe to be the case

  • 384 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    J4A…and your point is?

  • 385 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM


    Yep, that’s me. Always buttering up the regime.

  • 386 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM


    Hoots had allegedly taken us far as he could and in fairness he probably had. Now that would suggest that at the time Ash had some kind of flawed ambition and he hit the jackpot when we came 5th due a perfect storm of never to be repeated contributary factors.

    Since then we have dramatically regressed so far, as pardew became ” found out ” as per all his previous employment.

    We all know Pardew didn’t get the job on merit, rather through his ”friendship” with a failed casino manager and if hoots couldn’t get us to the next level where the hell are we left floundering now with this delusional, egotistical , foul mouthed head butting throwback?

    Ashley, JFK, Pardew, Wonga, Wise etc – could we bring any more shame on this cub

  • 387 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    I really don’t care if we get beat every game from now on in, you said you wanted us relegated, there is a huge difference, at the time we were playing in Europe and Pardew had been badly let down by the buy them cheap sell them high policy in a summer that he led us to believe that we were going to strengthen, you wanting us relegated was out of pure hatred for one man not the good of the club.

  • 388 theartfuldodger // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    There is something really wrong in the dressing room now. BenArfa,Marveaux,Pardew,Collocini..All hells broken lose.

  • 389 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Right, I sense an “us and them” mentality creeping back on to the blog, so I’ll say bye for now.

    If our own egos and previous blog experiences are more important than discussing where we are and what we can do then I don’t know what hope we have.

    I bet I can think of a couple of people who would benefit from such frictions between the fans.

  • 390 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I think 14000 less season tickets would send a phenomenal message

  • 391 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    I’ll swap you some of your papers for some of my ironing. Have a good day.

  • 392 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Ibiza… ;) lol (good one)

    Take care minutiae-man!

  • 393 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM


    Don’t get me wrong but if natives are happy with 14 wins 4 draws and 20 hammerings a season then fine.

    I have never been able to contribute financially to the club but that’s not by desire.

    However its people who spend their nights setting alarm clocks to watch their beloved club that get PL these billion dollar deals.

  • 394 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM


    Re- Catchy.

    It may have been hatred of one man and yes hate’s a strong word, maybe ”despise” is more accurate, but his genuine intention was to rid the club of Pardew in the best interests of the club, whatever it took.

    This season for example if losing our last 4 games meant rid of pardew I’d take it in the best interests of the club as we are safe and have had nothing to play for since Jan.

  • 395 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM


    it is hate ;)

    what I will admit too is wee all see the game differently,

    we all want something different from the team

    maybe I could present my opinions better, but I find no matter how I present them I was was/am wrong

    way to many sheep

  • 396 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM


    what would you do or accept to get rid of Ashley ?

    this should be fun

  • 397 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    thank you, at least I know you see the picture ;)

  • 398 Rotonda heights // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM


    You don’t have to attend every home game to be a fan. surely not that old chestnut again.

    You turning up to home games ironically just perpetuates Ashley staying here, when an empty seat would be a far more powerful message than complaining about ashley on here.

  • 399 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    “way to many sheep”
    And you wonder why you wind up fellow poster’s

  • 400 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Jail for Ashley

    you are blinded

    half of the problems we had in Europe were pardew self made problems
    wrong players in wrong postions
    playing players when they needed rested and not using his squad
    something he has repeated last season and this season

  • 401 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    barrrrr baarrrrrr

    but its true

  • 402 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM


  • 403 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Rotonda heights

    very very good point

    this is where J4A runs and hides

    hard questions

  • 404 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM


    The “them and us” thing Ibizatoon talks about only concerns me when people assume their geography gives this them some sort of moral advantage. It sometimes happens in reverse.
    But no-one can argue with the gist of your final paragraph. It deserves recognition. And thanks.
    If you have read anything I have written previously you will see that I do not advocate the status quo at SJP. I do not think we should sit it out. I DO think we don’t hold a lot of cards. Fans argue with each other even on the terraces. We need unity. And unity doesn’t come from inter-factional fighting.
    I really have to go. My brain hurts from all this thinking.

  • 405 stuart no9 // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Alan Pardew’s 129 second press conference which left Stoke tea lady stunned ——have a quick read on the chronicle web site. quite funny.

  • 406 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Okay, you called my bluff, I’m still here.

    Rotonda…I will say that all any of us can do is assume, but that opening part seems like a wild assumption to me. I cannot get past Ashley having any real ambition past the winter we got in Cisse. Whilst some were still not thrilled with the football we saw, as it was hit and miss, there was momentum which could be seen at the time as progress. Yet Ashley got in Anita to push on? Maybe just naive? There were a few on here, myself included, that thought we should be able to cope okay.

    Bottom line I suppose is that some believe Ashley to be finding his feet and thus prone to making mistakes, others feel that is just a good excuse to do as he sees fit. I fall in to the latter camp. Given the amount of mistakes against how many things he’s got right, I think it’s a reasonable assumption.

    Catchy…That you have for Pardew or that others have for you?

    I’m glad you mentioned “sheep”, if you can’t see that as an insult, which could be argued as bullying, then i don’t know what to say. When you call someone a sheep, it means they will just follow and are not able to form their own opinions. Of course people would react to that, it’s rude. Anyway, shall we just draw a line or I may have to start charging you by the hour for counselling sessions.

    Jesper…That must be a contender for worst super hero ever? :)

  • 407 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    stuart link?

  • 408 BuckLuck // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Do we know Pardew is being let down by Ashley? I’m pretty sure Ashley told Pardew how he would run the club, and that’s why Pardew doesn’t stand up and complain.

    The players and the fans are let down. Not Pardew.

  • 409 Jail for Ashley // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    I’m not hiding from anything unlike yourself who hides every time we won, as for what I would do to get Ashley out, I handed out leaflets before a game, donated money to the cause and took a banner to the game, as for boycotting I did for most the season until it was apparent we were getting full houses anyway, as for me wishing relegation as you are trying to suggest, I don’t think anybody has to wish hard, not buying any players for a year and a half while selling your best will soon see us drop down anyway.

  • 410 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM


    OC its an insult, many only make there minds up because of some of the stronger personalities on here help them

    some only make there mind up from what they read in the paper,

    some only have a go at you because they believe you should support the team no matter what

    IMO all very valid reason for calling them sheep,

    IF they think for themselves why would they be offended

    even people like manx thinks for himself, I think he is on another planet mind you

  • 411 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Ibiza…it’s better than our old alias of Barnacle Boy and his sidekick the Mermaid Man ;) lol

  • 412 Toon Tang // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    ibiza re. besmirching

    its taken me from my last comment till now to gain the momentum needed to offer up the besmirch-power needed not to look weak amongst my fellow blog botherers.

  • 413 theartfuldodger // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    No new blog article ?

  • 414 mindshaft // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Well Swansea already saw this weekend as a winnable game, they must be thinking its a certainty now
    Hard to tell where Pard’s goes from here – lost fans, dressing room, press – only Ashley’s stubbornness keeping him in a job and he clearly won’t walk of his own accord

    Players should take some responsibility but ultimately we do have a squad and its pardews job to get the best out if them instead of moaning about our quality and reliance on Remy who we don’t even own

  • 415 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    so if someone does not follow that of your opinion then they are all sheep ??
    Your post @395 was a very valid statement but unfortunately was let down by your last sentence and totally contradicted everything you had previously said

  • 416 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    come on that’s a very poor excuse

    you want him out, but still go to the games, because others do,
    I gave money to the little girls family ED advertises on this site
    I gave money to ED when he was asking for donations
    but I have not bought a shirt in over 5 year, not been to a match in 2 years
    I used to buy a new shirt for me and my son,

    I will not support the owner, but im glad you are ok with being a hypocrite

  • 417 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    where are you mate im getting bored of talking about Catchy’s sheep now lol

  • 418 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM


    but all you ever do is have a pop at me

    so why should I care what you think ??

  • 419 toon kk // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    By Pardew must be a hell ot a mate to MA, its much deeper than owner/manager. Had Pards been at any other club he would have been sacked by now.
    Only other reasons are £££ and he’s a great yes man who is willing to take sh.t

  • 420 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Catchy…It appears that you’re trying to say that you were bullied and that was bad, yet you’re admitting to doing the same thing to others.

    I don’t get what this conversation is about anymore.

    “IF they think for themselves why would they be offended”

    If you believed in your views and opinions, why would you care what other posters thought or how they spoke to you?

    Jesper…Better than those? An outrageous claim! :)

  • 421 Ian Toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Mr Tuff – ( from yesterday) You asked me what my thoughts were on Pardew! :

    You have to blame the manager when after a promising start to the season, in 2014 were once again faced with mediocrity and heavy defeats. The reaction has rightly been to blame Pardew. Despite the loss of Cabaye, a move that didn’t cause the decline but makes it harder to arrest and some key injuries Pardew still has a talented squad at his disposal; or, at least, a squad that had appeared that way but has regressed under his management.

    I am a big fan of Yanga-Mbiwa, a player with real pace and athleticism who captained Montpellier to a Championship at the age of 23, he is dropped in favour of the hapless Steven Taylor. Santon, once called the new Maldini by Mourinho, currently resembles the old Pistone. Anita and Cissé have been misused, victims of Pardew’s tentative approach tactically. Sylvain Marveaux has been forced to train with the academy; also despite having managed HBA for more than three years, Pardew still fails to get the best out of Cabaye’s natural successor. We are crying out for creativity.However recent signs and player body language suggest that he is just going through the motions. Pardew at Stoke was content to contain and it was a miserable spectacle. He is paid to get the best out of the players even the difficult but talented HBA. The motivation has ebbed away as the season has progressed.

    The question for me has always been, if not Pardew, then who? Mediocrity is a byproduct of Mike Ashley’s ownership. Content to run the club as a business, investing the bare minimum and recouping money through player sales and Sports Direct advertising, it appears that Ashley might just welcome mid-table finishes. There are a growing number of fans who do feel that Newcastle could do no worse than to appoint a new manager but the real problem will remain with Ashley.

  • 422 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    When have I had a pop at you mate??
    All I have said is that you come up with a valid statement @395 and then proceed to let yourself down by coming out with an annoying comment that there are to many sheep which insinuates we don’t conform to that of your opinion.Which is exactly the point we are trying to get across to you in the first place…….Phew I think I confused myself there lol.
    But don’t start with the having a pop b@llocks mate as poster’s will see right through that crap

  • 423 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM


    i would not say im bullying any one person, what im saying is , i still find there are a lot of sheep,

    i could never call you a sheep, you had to many spelks from sitting on the fence

  • 424 lesh // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Radio 5 just can’t get away from talking about Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool.

    Ok, they’re on fire at the moment and all credit to them but the way they never shut up about Hillsborough and to an extent, Heysel.

    Terrible events they were sand I do think the families are right for chasing the probability of distortion of events and lies.

    But and one death is more than enough, if every mining community that’s suffered pit disasters and many deaths held silences at every anniversary, there’d be nothing don’t at all.

    Why can’t our Liverpudlian friends just pursue their grievances over Hillsborough without the endless public grieving?

    Beats me but is feeling sorry for themselves part of the Scouse psyche?

  • 425 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM


    when i say sheep , i mean the ones who would rather get there info from others,

    case in point, Goofy, has been poor nearly all season, he has popped up with goals , but his general play , his defensive cove has been poor for most of the season,
    he offers nothing from the right side , but is switched often,
    this is because he is a CF or a left forward, people see that and think im having a go at him, when im not, i see his quality, its in the final 3rd in the box,
    he is not lazy, he is just tired,

    he is our new Jonas :) god help him

  • 426 catchy in norway // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    As bad as ben arfa

    that’s a pop, you know i want HBA in the team

  • 427 stuart no9 // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM – pardews rant that even confused the stoke tea lady .haha

  • 428 jazzyp // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Dritt og dra and se til helvete a pell deg vek.
    See we can have a laugh pal without taking things personal. You are bang on though about our new Jonas…….god help us !!

  • 429 toon kk // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    The club isn’t worth supporting anymore.
    The way things are we’re not supporting a club/ team we’re just backing MA. Making him millions and what do we get in return???

  • 430 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Could someone please go and check up on Ed?

  • 431 mattnufc // Apr 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    No doubt Hillsborough is over-reported – did you know tens of people died in Nigeria today in a bombing, to name just one arbitrary incident. But I guess Hillsborough has become a political issue as well which means it has come back into the news….

  • 432 Oldgit1 // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    What’s going on with ED. Where’s all the new subjects we have to comment on. Hope you are ok ed, btw can you do a poll on if Pardew should go or not. When the final result comes in we can leak it to the local press. I can see the headline now. “The famous Newcastle blog run by ed shows 100% against Pardew staying as manager” that will do for me.

  • 433 MosesNUFC // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Whats going on with Ed? he’s usually out the blocks writing up articles at around 10a.m?

  • 434 Cantbuyye // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:22 PM


  • 435 Average_Contents // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    I reckon dear ed has infact been paid off by fatty and ceased to write anymore damning articles on him ;)

    Is there no depths that our illustrious owner is not willing to plunge too lol but I think we all know the answer to that

    Fatty out

    Puppet out!

    Saylor out!

    Ed out ;)

  • 436 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Average…Isn’t Online Guy due back on today with an update? Maybe Ed is just taking your advice with regards to a blog black out?

    Personally I think it just trying to make us all a little more appreciative of what he does with this blog :)

  • 437 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    I need to pick up junior!

    Will be back to check up on Ed later!

  • 438 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Jesper…Perhaps you could put up some missing persons flyers up?

    Reward: 1000′s of complaining bloggers to drive you insane :)

  • 439 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    To be fair to Ed, he gets up in the middle of the night to do his morning updates. The fact that plenty of people have been commenting saying he posts too much, and puts too much stuff on that is pointless/rumours maybe he has just decided sod it, I will just have a full nights sleep instead!

    I hope that is the case anyway, rather than anything more serious or sinister.

  • 440 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Lil…My thoughts / hopes exactly.

    It’s a funny concept, but maybe he has a life outside of the blog as well? We may have to look in to that, as it’s simply not acceptable.

  • 441 MosesNUFC // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Ibiza good shout son

  • 442 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Which one Dad? :)

  • 443 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM


    Yeah! This is the 3rd or the 4th article where he has linked us with Aaron Hunt.

  • 444 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    If the rumours are true that he does other things than just update this blog then that is unacceptable!! The sheer cheek of the man! ;-)

  • 445 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 1:58 PM


    So, where were we? Oh yeah, nowhere, all because of Ed.

    We can’t be expected to come up with our own discussions, even if we rarely talk about Ed’s current thread anyway.

  • 446 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Raleigh is only five hours behind us, so it is past breakfast time there.
    It is possible that Ed’s normal 10am updates here are on some sort of timer. But he should be up and about by now if all is well. I have inquired, as it is unusual.

  • 447 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    National journalist: In a way are you the victim of what you did in the first half of the season?

    Pardew: “Possibly.

    “In terms of the Cabaye and Loic losses, it has made it difficult for us to create and dictate games perior to them both being in the team.

    “But I can’t fault the players today.

    “They gave the maximum as they could.”

    Thank goodness for the first half else we would have been relegated. Pards is delusional or has been captured by a spirit

  • 448 toon kk // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Mashley’s definitely blocked Ed.

    no more mash bashing!

  • 449 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Yeah, the longer it goes on the odder it becomes. I was merely talking about his 10am posts re him getting up middle of the night to do it.

    Hopefully all is well, and he is just taking people’s advice and posting less – or at least showing them how things are if he doesn’t keep the threads fresh!

  • 450 Mister Tuff // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Ian Toon -thank you for your reply. I am pleased that you have now crossed over from the darkside to reality. I do feel an element of success following my appeals to you -in the guise of Reverend Tuff -trying to get a lost sheep back into the fold. Hallelujah.
    I’m sure you must now feel exorcised from your demons by now being on the path of righteousness.
    Percy …………………………………………OUT
    Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs………………OUT.

  • 451 toon kk // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    MA built his SD business by paying his work force abroad less than £1 a day each to make his tat. So all he knows is profit and more profit

    Now Nufc is his free advertising, buy to sell on business been kept in business by 52000 who are fed up might I add but live in hope of one day we might have success.

    Well I’m afraid that’s all it ever will be, living in hope. MA knows he could paint 11 planks of wood b&W and still fill SJP, so until people start to boycott which would get global coverage and hit Mash in the pocket showing him up for what he is .
    If 50000 keep going to SJP feeding this mess they shouldn’t complain they’re bringing it on them selves.

  • 452 Ibizatoon // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Gus mate, I can’t begin to list the problems, but a solution? Lots of petrol and a match should do the trick.

  • 453 ToonMauritius // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

  • 454 ToonMauritius // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Hi lads,
    Any news of Mr Ed, is something wrong?

  • 455 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    ian toon at 421 can you please supply evidence of marv training with the academy .a day after the journal ,the original source who said they understand he has been forced to train with the academy said that he was pictured training with the first team squad . there is enough wrong at the moment without stating untruths. imo he is lazy gutless and mediocre and as one who saw his last start against chelsea u21s would not want him currupting the youngsters.

  • 456 BandB // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Just in case this proves to be the last day of Ed’s blog, I’d just like to take up toon kk’s comments on “the 52,000.”
    We don’t know how long it will be 52,000. And neither does Ashley. Not so long ago there was a long, long waiting list to be one of the 52,000.
    Whatever happens to this blog, apathy and disenchantment is spreading. The blogosphere is becoming gradually extinct. The two most popular fanzines have come out of print and become online creatures.
    There is pride and loyalty to be restored. But there is no treason or betrayal in speaking out against these interlopers who are absorbing our club into their unrelated and uncaring enterprise.
    Sadly, for now, we Newcastle fans have no image of ourselves that is strong enough to stand against these bullies in our midst.
    Hope that Ed is well. For now, I have a week of flower arranging to attend too. Bet not one of you can claim that?

  • 457 geordie157 // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Maybe ed has had enough and is on a flight over with a ‘pardew out’ banner for Saturday.

  • 458 TurkishFan101 // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I hope Ed is ok, very un-usual of him to not post and I have been on this website for over 4 years now.

  • 459 guvnor // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Online will be coming on soon to state the bleeding obvious. Pardews blaming mercury for not aligning with Venus for Saturdays cock-up.

  • 460 TurkishFan101 // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    FYI, for people saying Joe Kinnear will take over if Pardew gets sacked need to really question themselves.

    Joe Kinnear has a heart problem which the doctors said if he stepped foot into the managing career again he will sure to be dead. Now, why should a guy risk his family and life for this? and he has ruled it out himself many times before.

    Anything right now is a upgrade to Pardew, but I hope the manager is from abroad, a young manager or manager with experience and intelligence to take us onto next level.

  • 461 wolfshead@toon // Apr 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM


    that reminds a little of this:

  • 462 guvnor // Apr 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    The banner said Pardew out it should have said Pardews out of his tree!

  • 463 guvnor // Apr 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Or pardew out to ruin NUFC!

  • 464 Mag52 // Apr 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Ed’s filling in his application for next NUFC manager.
    Back to the real world of this blog, as some of you are aware, I have supported Alan Pardew against the majority view (by far).
    I stick by my opinion that, given a chance to manage the team, free of the restraints imposed by Ashley, he has done at times, and could still be doing, a decent job.
    There’s no point reiterating the arguments for or against the man as we’re simply going round and round in circles.
    I am quite prepared to accept that it’s time for the club to draw a line under his time as manager as the factors which have combined to bring about the sense of apathy in the team, although, I will always maintain, caused by Ashley, have made his job well nigh impossible – so for his own sake he should go.
    When he does go, I’ll be keeping a keen eye on the blog and the fans’ reaction, not only to the quality of new manager hired, but importantly how this new man will get on with the balance sheet culture of top management, and how soon it will take, when things again go pear shaped, for the new guy to be subjected to the sort of dog’s abuse that AP has had since Christmas.
    I am signing off now. A supporter of the team and it’s manager, and someone who can see no chance of an improvement in our fortunes without a change of owner. ‘Bye guys.

  • 465 MacToon // Apr 14, 2014 at 8:19 PM


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