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Some Good News For Newcastle Fans

10:20 am, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 77 Comments

Yes, it’s hard to find any good news about Newcastle United at the moment, but there was some on Saturday, as young Adam Armstrong had a good game when he came on in the second half as a sub, and the Chronicle are reporting today the 17 year-old local lad, who has great potential, could start his first game for the club against Swansea.

adam armstrong shoots over the bar

Adam Armstrong in action on his debut at Fulham

Lee Ryder is reporting that news today, and that Alan Pardew has been  impressed with the lad from Chapel House estate.

In fact the two best players in our Man of the Match poll for Newcastle on Saturday were Dan Gosling and Adam, and it could be that the manager relies on more local lads in the side, as he did last Saturday at Stoke.

And it was interesting that it was the local players – Shola Ameobi, Steven Taylor and Paul Dummett – who made themselves available for interviews after the game, which was another defeat and mediocre display (at best) from the team.

The fans would love to see young Adam get a game on Saturday, and we hope he starts, as the manager keeps saying he gave debuts to young outstanding players before he arrived at Newcastle.

With Adam Armstrong looking to be one of our very best youngsters on board at Newcastle at the moment, Pardew could do a lot worse than giving the lad a start – and Armstrong also provides some creativity to the side, and he’s a goal-scoring threat too.

And if they are good enough – they are old enough – it would be great to see young Adam start on Saturday afternoon.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Adam Armstrong · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League



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77 responses so far ↓

  • 1 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    no disrespect to the kid by all means but , is that the best news we have ?????

  • 2 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Stuart…The best news I can think of is that the season is almost over.

    Sun and laughter on a summer holiday….

    All together now…

  • 3 JAMSHA // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    best news would be parfewd sacked n ma sellng the club

  • 4 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    ibizatoon — yep bang on kid— holly wolly woos ,- could be an early one to your wonderful island this year .

  • 5 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Stuart..Did you book that Es Cana trip? The sun is already out and waiting!

  • 6 Average_Contents // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Mighty moussa has tweeted “back soon” with a picture of him in the gym! Hopefully it’s very soon my dear beast

  • 7 dannyhunt // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    v interesting impromptu interview with rob elliot, what do you think?
    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/said-newcastle-keeper-rob-elliot-walked-club-last-night-spoke/

  • 8 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    ibiza—no didnt in the end . It was a good deal but we thought it was too early , not sure if the weather would be good enough, and i think you said it maybe a bit quiet . No doubt it is a lovely place , but if we are going back , i would prefer a bit later on and to go back to our normal hotel ( bergantine) on San Ann Bay.

  • 9 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    What makes everyone think Ashley will bring in another yes man. His four choices so far have been Keegan, Shearer, Kinnear, Hughton , and Pardew.

    Kinnear takes no shit from anyone, Keegan is his own man, and so is Shearer. That’s three people who are the least ‘yes-man’ types in the game.

    So that leaves 2 yes men out of 5 appointments, and he never really choose Hughton. And he sacked Hughton because he was too soft or too much of a yes man.

    This myth is as stupid as the Pardew gambling debts. Why the hell would Ashley (the tightest man around) lend a league 1 manager he barely knew £14m to lose.

  • 10 Graeme // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Playing Adam isnt really the problem, good luck to the kid.
    The problem is where and how Pardew chooses to play him. If its out on the wing again, then its a complete waste of his talent, surely?

    The kid is an up and coming striker, therefore he HAS to be played as a striker if he’s going to play. Hopefully, players who have no interest in being at SJP or are well past their “sell by” date (Bambi, Remy) can be dropped to make way for “The Future”

    Surely Pardew can see it – he is. allegedly, a Professional Manager!!!

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    It’s easter vacation here in Denmark – I am staying home and watching Peter Pan with Villads :D

    …now that’s good news!

  • 12 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Stuart…I know the Bergantine well, I manage a couple of properties just down the road, towards Port Des Torrent beach.

    Early season can be hit and miss with regards to weather, so probably a safe call.

    The next Mike…There is some mileage to your point, other than Pardew (the yes man) has managed to last longer in this job than all of the others you mention…possibly just a strange co-incidence?

    As for JK, well, he may be vocal, but he couldn’t get any further up Ashleys rear end.

    Graeme…Isn’t playing a player out of position on his debut the way to build his confidence? You have lots to learn mate.

    Jesper…Have you seen any of the Community season 5?

  • 13 Graeme // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Jesper – is the version you are watching much better than the fairy story being played out at SJP? I hope your version has a happy ending – somehow I dont see a happy ending at Toon!!!

  • 14 Graeme // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Ibiza, I’m just a simple Engineer mate; The convoluted logic of Pardew’s positional play is beyond me. It was just so much easier building the Tsing Ma suspension bridge by comparison lol

  • 15 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Graeme…I think it’s even beyond Pardew tbh, but I’m guessing him appearing that way is all just part of his master plan.

  • 16 Graeme // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Ibiza – well, if he doesnt know, or understand what he’s doing, what chance do we have? More importantly, what chance to the poor players have – lets be honest, some of the players are not the sharpest tools in the box!!

  • 17 theartfuldodger // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    So Press banned cause they reported the MAOC campaign.

    So if Ahley doesent like anyone spreading negativity about the club, why the hell is Pardew still here.
    He may not be the cause but he sure has fuelled so much of it.

    Whers the consistency..

  • 18 Graeme // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Artful – when he stuck that wimpy head on Meyler, he became a cause of huge negativity towards the club. In fact he took the major back-page headlines all over the world, by his own actions alone.

    He is undoubtedly a major cause, but he has achieved the mid table mediocrity his boss was aiming for; he doesn’t cost much; he toes the “Party line” – whats not to like as far as MA is concerned??

  • 19 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Graeme…Make no bones about it if we had some smarter middle class players, we’d be sorted! That and no injuries or pesky reporters of course.

    Artful…We’re consistently inconsistent.

  • 20 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    danny hunt @7——for years people have been saying what the intentions were of ashley and pards . some got it- some didnt. The intentions were clear , keep repeating something, they will gradually believe it.
    Ashley knew this was the best way to make money for SD, and at the same time CONVINCING the fans that what he was doing was right.
    We have to balance the books,- We can not compete. We have a 5 year plan .— keep repeating it over and over again untill we believe it ourselves , coz the minute they have been sussed out , his plan starts to fail, that is what is happening now – pardew has been sussed , so has ashley , the fans have started to protest , and that will not be good news for ashley becausethings are starting to go a bit tits up for him now that he has to think of a way to steady ship, how he does that remains to be seen , but expect some thing happening soon .
    His 5 year plan has worked by way of brainwashing , fans and players by thinking they are only good enough to finish mid table , hence the lack of form and perfornences and goals lately . they believe they are not good enough ( elliot in that chat with him comes to mind)
    When cisse came he was a good striker, now hes is not because without actually saying the words , sub consciously they have been told they are not good enough and this is your level your at now, dont even bother going for europe , youve no chance , the displays suggest that.
    My wife is a psychiatric nurse consultant, she watches derran brown and the likes perform their amazing talent on unsuspecting members of the public ,by repeating things to them through out the night on his live shows , things that we wouldnt realise he was repeating , but it is registering in the brain. My wife has studied this method on a lower scale but the end result is the same. That is what ashley is doing , simply conning 52000 people every week. clever eh ?

  • 21 wolfshead@toon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    armstrong getting a full debut is another lightbulb moment for pards unfortunately his light bulb is a low energy one it takes a while to warm up

  • 22 hadthetshirt // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    The only reason pardwho will start young Armstrong is to stop the crowd getting on his back from the off.We will be too busy cheering for the youngen.If the Swans score early then the shit will hit the fan.

  • 23 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Stuart…I would agree there has been a lot of work put in to to lowering everyone’s expectations and belief at NUFC. I think for some of the players, it also comes down to that even if they do manage to achieve something, the club wont then push on from it, so don’t push themselves.

    Rewarded for mediocrity and hung out to dry when they overachieve. Great plan, must create a wonderful atmosphere.

  • 24 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Where has this Armstrong will be starting come from? It’s Tuesday, how do we know who will be starting?

  • 25 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    ibiza —– also , how will they adapt to joining another club ?? going from nufc with 0 ambition to a club full of it , must be a massive transition period for them and something they personally have to adapt to. their head must be mashed, lol

  • 26 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/alan-pardew-not-any-immediate-6989684

    The news everyone was dreading. I think most people have just had enough of him now. That article listing potential replacements was fantastic and has whet the appetite for what could be!
    Just imagine having someone in place who has a vision, ambition, intelligence and most of all talent that can take us to the next level. Sick of listening to Pardew’s thick simple press conferences. He’s dull as dishwater and has no spark or charisma, and even less passion.

  • 27 Ian Toon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    So the money is on it all ending in tears. History will not recall Ashley as a great owner. It admittedly didn’t take long for fans to be disabused of the notion that we were better off avoiding the wealth of oligarch’s and oil royalty. So much for moral superiority.

    I will not dwell on relegation in 2009, other than many fans thought we would fall through the divisions with spiralling debt. Or name changing our historic stadium
    but simply say that Ashley is reviled by the many who starved of communication are left to write their own revised mission statement.

    Let’s not forget though that a couple of years ago we were flying high in the league amidst talk of financial self sufficiency. I wrote on here of fan owned clubs. Certainly
    If an owner could manage the running of a club without contributing to it’s running costs, then why not a fan owned trust. Let’s not get side tracked by talk of the purchase price!

    Looking back and considering today’s PL increasingly there is a necessity to increase spending on players merely to standstill. With the academy not producing the conveyor belt of talent once hoped for we have had to resort to the policy of buying low and selling high. This has a limited life span before you get it wrong. In our case by not optimum buying.

    However, on the back of the £ 45 million loss permitted in any 3 year period under Fair Play Rules our so called model received a lot of media attention. Easy to admire but difficult to replicate.

    Looking back to recent windows we really didn’t need to overspend merely to keep the momentum of team and fans going onwards and upwards. You know it makes sense.

  • 28 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Stuart….You can see it, after say 5 wins in a row at a new club…

    “So boss, we chuck this next game in right? Getting pretty close to achieving something”

    “No no, we try and win every game here!”

    “Come again? Let me get my old boss Alan on the phone, I don’t think you understand how things work”

  • 29 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Ian..Have to say, it doesn’t make sense to me. Are you advocating that we didn’t need to spend in the past few windows?

    Geremi…No surprise really. If he’s meeting his targets why would Ashley care?

    I don’t know what to think anymore tbh.

  • 30 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    ibiza— hahahaha yeah thats it , — new boss’- ‘ cisse how the f,k did you miss that?? — cisse’ just trying to keep you in a job boss ! new boss- ‘ but that would have put us in europe , cisse ‘ exactly boss , think of the money ive saved the club , new boss’ we want europe here son, cisse ‘ wow, are you lot on drugs or what,??

  • 31 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Stuart….I’m sure there has to be a Farage joke about not wanting Europe and NUFC. There just has to be.

    Either way, jokes aside, perhaps we should approach him to be our new DOF.

  • 32 BuckLuck // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Geremi’s Prosthetic Leg Fund

    And that’s exactly why I want us to loose every single point until this season is over. Tough love, but Pardew must be sacked as soon as possible.

    Just the thought of him building a new team. It will hunt us for years to come.

  • 33 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    ibiza —- i’m sure you could think of one , lets start it off—- newcastle playing a friendly in brussells. the team bump into farage in the foyer of thne hotel , hello mr farage what you doing here ? i’m here on a convention to insist we pull out of europe, pardew ‘ see , for 3 years ive been telling fans this , they just wouldnt have it .

  • 34 Ancientcoptic // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Nature will take its course against Swansea.

    I just hope we do not get dominated and snatch a lucky 1 goal win, parking the bus for the last 30 minutes. A lucky win would probably be enough to save Pardew – then we go into next season in a relegation scrap from day one.

    Hopefully Remy can do us all a favour and stay injured.

  • 35 toon kk // Apr 15, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    The whole club is owned and run by a con man, like Stuart said Mashley has spun his tales to brain wash people, a lot still are brainwashed but most are seeing the light now.
    MA is business man not many make that kind of money honestly. He has staff abroad making his tat on less than a £1 a day.

    I’m sure he set off with good intentions but his greedy business side of him and his lack of football knowledge took over.

    He could make the club a success but simply chooses not too.
    He’ll end up with a massive mess and we’ll end up with a club in the championship.

  • 36 stuart no9 // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    toon kk and that is probably the saddest thing of all , in that , he could make us a great club again , he could with a bit of help fvrom someone with a footballing brain, and a few bob spent in the right place, make himself a hero in these parts quite easily , the fact he chooses not to , for me, is the saddest outcome possible . its all in place.

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Graeme…much better version I am sure ;)

    Ibiza…check your goggletalk

  • 38 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Ian…I would really wise you would see the difference between playing good football with a clear red line and flying high in the table.

    …if you really want to watch tables, then try and make a objective analysis of why we finished 5th that season.

  • 39 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    *wise = wish

  • 40 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    …take everything in to account, but be fair and reasonable

  • 41 Mister Tuff // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Ian Toon – your post started off -looking decent -as if there was going to be a build up to a point you were making -but you left us high and dry without a conclusion as to what you were driving at.

  • 42 toon kk // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Had MA had a touch of knowledge or had a bit of advice from the correct people instead of penny pinching with his great pal DL we could be a stable top six club, when we got into Europe that was the time to push on, but the plan was to give the young lads good experience and save, how that back fired!
    Now even the thought of qualifying for Europe sends shivers down the fat mans spine, he learnt one thing he’d have to spend, which wouldn’t go down well or risk relegation.

    If he doesn’t pull his finger out NUFC will fall to pieces it’s covered in cracks now.

  • 43 theartfuldodger // Apr 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Never before have so many fans wanted us to lose this badly.

  • 44 theartfuldodger // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Come on swansea…

  • 45 toonking // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    pardew is no longer considered a puppet, instead i now think of his as a protection shield that allows ashley to get away with everything

    really i wish he did get that england job because he doesn’t derserve to be at a club who’s owner is using him as a protective shield.

    the owner knows fans blame pardew for bad results
    the owner knows fans accuse pardew of making players worse
    the owner knows fans will think any player that comes is world class
    the owner knows just one bit of good play means the player is world class
    the owner knows their is always going to be 50000+ fans at st james park every match
    the owner knows fans consider pardew a puppet.

    it’s simple really this owner knows now that he can avoid all the bad publicity from the fans and because the media is banned he can do what ever he wants with little threat from the local press and knows that national press will never consider us a big club worth printing stories about.

  • 46 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    I hope Swansea Beat us

    A scoreline like the 35th game of the season last year would be very welcoming.

    A little pain now is better than A lot of pain in the future.

  • 47 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Do people think that more bad results this season will make Ashley view Pardew any differently than he does now?

    If losing games meant we may fall out of the top 10 then maybe I would get it, but the only chance we have of that is West Ham making up 9 points on us and they only have 15 points left to play for, not exactly likely even with the way we’re playing.

  • 48 daztoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    @45

    What a load of tripe.

  • 49 toonking // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    artfudge
    well all i can say is it shows me this blog consists mostly of trolls and not true fans because NEVER would a true fan hope for his team to loose EVER FACT

  • 50 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    toonking…Pardew would take us down without feeling any guild or remorse! That’s how much he think of us ;)

    …money, money, money…it’s so funny…in a rich man’s world

  • 51 toon kk // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    theartfuldo
    boils down to everyone has had enough, people are starting to turn their back on the club.
    at the end of the day there’s only so much we can take.
    Sad thing is we aren’t asking for the world, a few quality players that needn’t break the bank and a new quality manager would go a long way.
    MA chooses to stick to his guns, fill everyone with bullshit via Dopey Pardew. Sit and count his money and then blame the Papers for our poor form.

  • 52 daztoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Ibizatoon

    To be honest i think even if we had dropped out of the top 10 Pardew would be safe.

    Ashleys knows Pardew isn’t a winner and a yes man so his job is the safest in the Prem league.

  • 53 theartfuldodger // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    toonking..

    That is correct. Imagine if he had hired Jorge Jesus , we were 6th in the league and he sold cabaye. Then we went on to finish 8th.

    Would the mngr get the blame. No. It would be directed to Ashley.

    Pardew has been so appaling and abysmal that even the selling of cabaye has been overshadowed and to some extent not a viable excuse. Had Pardew managed to do okish or well we would all be talking about Ashley.

    Thers only one thing we know that Ashley hates..its negativity or bad publicity.

  • 54 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    daztoon…That may well be true, although I think the feeling is that if he didn’t reach his targets he may well be replaced, which would be falling below 10th. I don’t see that happening, even if we lose all of our remaining games so was just wondering what people expected to happen if we keep losing?

  • 55 toon kk // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Swansea will pass us off the pitch and we’ll just be chasing shadows.

    Regarding Pardew he Has the safest job in the world of football, it’s been proved.

  • 56 BuckLuck // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    toonking

    Not all are screwed together like you, thank god!

  • 57 daztoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Ibizatoon

    We were told the target was to finish in the top 10,but for all we know the truth could well have been for Pardew just to keep us in the Prem.

    I don`t think we can associate the word Truth with NUFC anymore.

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Ibiza…we can still finish 16 ;)

  • 59 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    daztoon…I’m with you, I don’t see 10th or 11th making any difference with what Ashley would ultimately do.

    You’re right, no matter what they say, it’s hard to believe a single word.

    Jesper…Given the fixtures each team play against each other I don’t think 16th is even slightly possible, but I’m not going to work it out.

    Do you really see us dropping to 11th or lower, even if we lose every single game left?

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Ibiza…if we assume NoNuts is not completely stupid then surely you don’t believe that? ;)

  • 61 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Ibiza…it depends on how well others do ;)

    …but at some point lady luck will cast us away mate!

  • 62 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    6 games left right? That is 18 points – that is alot of points ;)

  • 63 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    This is my prediction for this summer.
    June/ July, Pardew leaves then we take at least a month to hire a new manager. By the time he’s in we “didn’t have time to get them over the line” and we once again sign bottom of the barrel, practically/ actually free players.
    Shefki Kuqi- come on back!

  • 64 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Isn’t there a website that can simulate the rest of the season for us? Lets say we loose every game left. What is the worse case scenario?

  • 65 Mister Tuff // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    jesper only 4 left- Swansea/Arsenal/Cardiff and lastly Liverpool -at Anfield -where they might win the league and embarass us in the process. Our anticipated display will be seen worldwide.

  • 66 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Jesper…Believe what? That whether we finish 10th or 11th would make little difference to Ashley? I believe that 100%.

    Lady luck? :) Fairly sure she cast us away a while ago mate!

    15th placed Swansea and lower cannot catch us even if they win all of their remaining games, with the exception of West Brom. West Brom have the luxury of being able to draw one of those games to be level with us on points, assuming we don’t get anymore points.

    I’ll make a bet with you we don’t fall below 10th :)

  • 67 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    No idea how this will come out, but lets give it a go :)

    POS TEAM PLD W D L F A GD PTS

    9 Newcastle United 34 14 4 16 38 52 -14 46
    10 Stoke City 34 11 10 13 38 48 -10 43 55
    11 West Ham United 33 10 7 16 37 44 -7 37 52
    12 Crystal Palace 33 11 4 18 24 39 -15 37 52
    13 Hull City 33 10 6 17 34 40 -6 36 51
    14 Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 35 49 -14 34 49
    15 Swansea City 34 8 9 17 45 50 -5 33 45
    16 West Bromwich Albion 33 6 15 12 40 51 -11 33 48
    17 Norwich City 34 8 8 18 26 53 -27 32 44
    18 Fulham 34 9 3 22 34 74 -40 30 42
    19 Cardiff City 34 7 8 19 30 64 -34 29 41
    20 Sunderland 32 6 7 19 29 54 -25 25 43

  • 68 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Not too shabby. I would like to thank cut and paste and excel!

    The final figures are the maximum points each team below us can achieve…not taking in to account them playing against each other.

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    So 12 points :)

  • 70 jimmysmith // Apr 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    That is a naked, steaming, nightmare, isn’t it? Us in our current incarnation away to Liverpool, with the title on the line in front of a worldwide audience. We’re cabbage, of no consequence, canon fodder. Well done Mike.

  • 71 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Ibiza…no that NoNuts is just happy staying in the PL ;)

    …the fact that we are still in the top 10 with the way we are playing and dropping points isn’t that down to lady luck?

  • 72 wolfshead@toon // Apr 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    tuffers

    hopefully against liverpool being the last game the players will bust a gut for pride if nothing else

  • 73 daztoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Mister Tuff

    For sure lambs to the slaughter for our final outing.

  • 74 Phatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    This headline made me chuckle, considering who wrote it….

    http://www.footballdirectnews.com/premier-league-news/46531-remy-s-ambition-forces-arsenal-into-summer-move.php

  • 75 dcdick // Apr 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 76 Ibizatoon // Apr 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Jesper…That’s a tough one tbh, but not sure that is what I said either. I said I don’t think 10th or 11th would change how Ashley views Pardew.

    Do I think Ashley cares if we finish anywhere between 8th or 17th? Technically, not much would be my answer. I believe he would like to avoid the drama or uncertainty that comes with the battle at the bottom, but realistically, the end difference between 8th – 12th and lower is not that great.

    Logic however clearly points to that he’d want to finish as high as possible.

    As for the lady luck question, the reason we are still top 10 is that our first half of the season was a lot better than the second half, results wise. Were we lucky first half? Yes and no, much like most teams. Luckily we had a decent enough cushion that our current form wasn’t as devastating as it could have been.

  • 77 hadthetshirt // Apr 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    How do you get a song played at half time.I want “Don’t believe a word” by Thin Lizzy.Any body else think of any songs we can get played




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