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Fans Are Fair – I Take Responsibility – Harmony Now Needed

2:47 pm, Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 146 Comments

Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the important game against Swansea City on Saturday, and he has said one or two interesting things – one of which is that the Newcastle fans are fair, but the team have not been fair to the fans in the last four games.

alan pardew before 4-0 loss at Sanits

Alan Pardew – fans are fair
Alan caused great controversy after the defeat at Stoke,  when he basically blamed the local press for the defeat, and that didn’t go down too well with the fans, and it certainly didn’t go down well with the local press. 🙁

And it caused a fire-storm early last week, and at times it was a bit scary with all the negative press, but it seems Alan has tried to be more conciliatory today – at least to the fans.

This is some of what Alan has said in his press conference

“If you lose four on the trot as Newcastle manager it’ll always be difficult.” “We all have to shoulder the responsibility, none more so than myself.”

“I think the fans are fair.” “And we haven’t been fair to them recently with our performances.” “I want to bring back that harmony we had with them not so long ago.”

“We have got three or four back in the training ground, Remy and Debuchy are back training, Sissoko is running.”  “I hope that the fans give the team great backing.”

“I hope that we can put in a performance that helps because it goes hand in hand.” “Swansea are a great footballing side, they keep the ball and frustrate you – we have to be patient and take our chances.”

Pardew has done the right thing, because the number one rule of leadership when things are going wrong is that the leader must take full responsibility – it goes with the territory – and Alan seems to have finally done that – and that’s a good thing.

It’s also good that Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy look like they will make the Swansea game, and Moussa should be back for the game at the Emirates a week come Monday night.

There were signs unfolded wanting rid of Pardew at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday, and there could be similar protests at the game on Saturday.

Quite honestly, for the sake of the club, we just hope we can break our four game losing streak and get a win on Saturday, and of course Swansea have their own problems off the field at the moment.

But we know the Geordie fans will always support their players – just as long as they are giving 100% – so it will be important for the lads to make a good start in Saturday’s game.

We are hoping for a win on Saturday – but 64% of our fans think we’ll lose the game.

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A win will significantly lift the dire mood on Tyneside at the moment.

Here’s hoping.

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146 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    “I hope that the fans give the team great backing.”

    We will always have and always will back the team that runs out on match day, it you, you damn idiot and your tight fisted boss, that the fans are sick to the back teeth with.

    Lets see who this fools blames if/when Swansea run right over the top of us…………………….surely there can’t be many people left……………………..can there???

  • 2 Graeme // Apr 17, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Jack, completely true – I gave up going after the scum debacle, its no longer worth the effort or the expence to travel all the way to SJP for the crap that is on offer. I also refuse to put a penny into MA’s pocket – he already has far more money than he knows what to do with.

  • 3 will.dawg // Apr 17, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    “Swansea are a great footballing side, they keep the ball and frustrate you” – the excuses have begun, prepare yourselves boys!

  • 4 guvnor // Apr 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Pardews in the wrong game,he should be a politician their all thick skinned and never to blame.

  • 5 wolfshead@toon // Apr 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    he takes responsibility is that an apology?

  • 6 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM


    For me to get to see a game at SJP it’s a 700 mile round trip and a big financial outlay, consequently I haven’t been to a game for well over a year and will not set foot inside the stadium again until Ashley and Pardew are long gone.

    I’m sick of the lie’s from both of them and like you, I won’t put another penny their way.

  • 7 guvnor // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Pardew says Sissoko is running, where for the hills?

  • 8 guvnor // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Young Colback would be a canny signing on a freebie, but would he end up like Gosling has under the league one coaching sessions.

  • 9 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    JB….Afternoon mate
    You could be waiting along time then my friend.
    Hypothetically speaking if Pardew was sacked and we brought in a manager that played attractive football and got the best out of the squad………Are you saying you still wont go because of the owner ?

  • 10 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM


    We both know that that will never happen.

    As much as I despise Pardew as our manager he is simply the puppet of Ashley and it’s Ashley who is the true problem with our club and under Ashley nothing will change.

  • 11 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:11 PM


    and a good afternoon to you too mate 😀

  • 12 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Stambouli and Colback are we already have in our locker.Why replenish the team with exactly the same Dna,Rather go for attack minded…….Creative players we so desperately crave

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

    Jazzy a plausible impossibility that fatty could suddenly come to his senses and sack Pardew and appoint a bona fide football manager. We live in hope!

  • 14 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    You broke up for bank holiday mate.?? I bet there is some awkward conversations this weekend mate aint there regarding this match due to the southern part of the country you live in

  • 15 lew // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM


  • 16 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    What people need to realise is that Ashley will not sack Pardew. Why would he???

    We are currently hitting all our targets for the season so it’s happy days as far as Ashley is concerned and even if we do drop out of the top ten we will retain out PL place and all the lovely, lovely cash that comes with that and he’d have the added bonus of not having to pay out on bonuses plus an additional 100k thrown into the mix because old lose neck has a liking for butting Hull players.

    All in all Pardew is more likely to get a contract extension rather than the sack

  • 17 MosesNUFC // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:21 PM


    Would you be happy if Ashley sacked Pardew and appointed either Michael Laudrup or Gus Poyet?

  • 18 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Interesting read in the mag today and posed a good question…….If there is significant transfer funds available for this summer,Will it make it any difference whowe bring in as Pardew will still be Managing them ??.

  • 19 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    No keep Pardew lol

  • 20 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM


    no mate don’t finish until tomorrow afternoon 🙁 but to be fair the Swans fans are just as ready to see the back of this season as we are, they are pretty deflated of late

  • 21 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:26 PM


    Laudrup wouldn’t come and Poyet is just as average as Pardew

  • 22 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Do you think the European Venture was a step to much for them like ourselves and stoke before that.Unless you have Quality in depth like the top teams I think its bound to affect your season.
    Question for ya mate………The swans go down this season-Would you take Bony as our Remy replacement ??

  • 23 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM


    The europa cup killed them just like it did with us as we both have small squad that simply can’t take the strain of all those extra games and travelling as it allows no recovery time at all.

    And yes mate, in fact a big YES to taking Bony as I was gutted that he went to the Swans and not to us, but if not Bony then we have to get Dumbia as he’d be the perfect player for us

  • 24 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Afternoon all,

    I’d like to see some positivity in what Pardew has said, it’s sadly a few days late and follows blaming the press.

    It stinks of back tracking. Too little, too late.

    It will be interesting to see what reception he gets this weekend. I’d also pose the question of what might happen if we do actually put in a performance and win, but that seems somewhat far fetched with how things have been going lately, so I wont.

  • 25 jazzyp // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    But what about Demba Ba?????????…………Nah only kidding bud,We have already had this debate lol

  • 26 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    JB…Nice to see you haven’t deserted us completely.

    I might regret this, but has Belfast been on? Don’t remember seeing him post in ages…not that I’m complaining of course 😉

  • 27 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM


    Afternoon mate.

    It’s a sad fact that whenever the man speaks I think he’s the only one that believes a word that passes his lips.

    Personally I think he’s burnt all his bridges and is only holding onto his job as Ashley is even more clueless when it comes to doing the right thing

  • 28 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM


    That traitorous wretch can rot in his Chelsea shirt as far as I’m concerned 😉


    I just can’t keep away mate 😀

    Not heard from Belfast, perhaps his carer has taken away his internet privileges 😀

  • 29 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    JB…I would be interested to see the interview, I wonder whether he managed to make it look at all convincing. He probably did, as you say, he seems to manage to convince himself he’s telling the truth.

    As for Ashley, the right thing for who? From where I’m sitting, he’s got it just right, for him.

    Still, you would have thought that he’s realised he’s missing a trick with the way he runs the club. Well, you’d hope and you’d be left disappointed.

  • 30 lew // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    The only way to get something out of this window is to make ourselfs attractive as a club.

    The only way we do that, is by sacking P

  • 31 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM


    Thats what I’ve been saying about Ashley mate, all these people thinking that there is the smallest chance of him actually sacking Pardew are really clutching at straws as Ashley will be happy as Larry with what’s happening.

  • 32 wynsleap // Apr 17, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    guvnor @ 13 – Ashley will never hire a bona fide manager as such an operator, if he’s worth his salt, would want to see evidence of some ambition and investment into the team.
    Unfortunately that isn’t part of Ashley’s religion.
    If Pardew was to go to take the heat off the portly fella expect another manager who drinks with him at the Dog and Duck or wherever. Maybe even JK back again as Ash hates us that much and would think it a hoot.
    Incidentally is anyone else getting their messages from their security programme online saying that The Mag comments (on Newsnow) are unlawful and to move off the site. Any comments guys?

  • 33 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    JB…The only way I see Pardew going is when Ashley needs to buy himself some time. I don’t think we’re too far off of that point, but I don’t think the plan is for it to be this summer.

    Give it another disappointing window and slow start to next season and watch Ashley throw Pardew to the lions. Of course, by that point it’ll be a bit late to get the type of manager he really wants and then we wait again.

  • 34 Our Toon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Afternoon lads, I’m not an ITK but do know someone who is close to the french lads as he sorted the club out with translators/teachers for the initial period the guys were bought. Debuchy and HBA have categorically said they will leave if Pardew is manager next season, Remy wants top 4 club but even if he doesn’t get that he won’t play under Pardew. We apparently have a lot of unhappy players who feel they were lied to when we bought them. As a squad most are frustrated with the setup for matches and for training, they hate the type of football they are asked to play.

    Please remember this is what my mate says and although he knows the lads I’m not sure how reliable the info is. Make of it what you want

  • 35 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:05 PM


    What really scares me now is that come the start of next season we can and more than likely will see at least eight players leave with most having no confidence that we will replace them let alone the glaring holes that are already in the squad, plus what manager in his right mind would want to come and work for Ashley? I though in the past that there would be a fair list willing to have a crack at it, but I think that Ashley as alienated himself so much as an owner that we are damaged goods as long as he owns us.

  • 36 Slank // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:07 PM


    Ashley is a maverick businessman who has outsmarted virtually all his rivals destroying many in the process and has made moves (House of Fraser, Debenhams) that the smart suits in The City did not anticipate.

    Now the question is – Is he a maverick football club owner? Will he do what everyone thinks he will do because that is what owners of football clubs do or will he revert to what he knows best and his own successful hunches. We wait and see I suppose.

  • 37 Our Toon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I have to disagree Jack, Poyet is a better manager than Percy. He’s already won more as a manager than Percy has. He’s got the worst team in the league to manage, yet beat us in both games…..Poyet 4 Pards 0 i believe (with 4 inferior teams)

  • 38 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:12 PM


    How can you say wait an see? do you honestly think that he’s gonna change his approached to how we are run? do you think that all of a sudden he’s gonna decide to turn us into a champions league side?

    What he see’s in us now is a cash cow if we continue to simply exist in this league and he will do everything he can to ensure that happens, but he will always do this for the least amount of outlay possible

  • 39 Slank // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM


    Managers are mercenaries and cry all the way to the bank when they are sacked. They will work for anybody. They know that the vast majority of owners are egotistical bastards who have made their billions by crushing the opposition.

  • 40 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Ourtoon…Could be true, could be made up. Certainly plausible, but I think most of us half hope / expect this type of story.

    Best taken with a pinch of salt.

    JB…Given our recent history with regards to transfer windows I don’t know how any sane minded person thinks they can pull this off. Truth of the matter is, I think words like incompetence get dropped quite a lot when talking about the hierarchy at NUFC, however, it’s more a well planned operation so until the plan changes, nothing else will. Ashley isn’t a mug and knows full well what he’s doing. If he wanted it to be different, he’d change it. Simple as.

    As for who would come in to manage us? I’m starting to wonder whether we’re all just a bit too close to the situation and have lost perspective. I don’t see why anyone half decent would, how many reputations have been enhanced whilst working for Ashley?

  • 41 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Our Toon

    Sorry mate but I don’t see anything special in Poyet he may be better than Pardew in some respects but thats like saying that gonorrhoea is better than syphilis

  • 42 toon kk // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I can see a maximum of 15 mill available for transfers and that will have to cover several signings, we’ll struggle again next season. Probably more spent in January to hopefully keep us up.
    So un certain times at Newcastle, nobody knows what the future holds apart from Mas looking forward to his next big sale of a best player at some point.

  • 43 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    @Our Toon

    What you have said there basically is the same as what happened to Pardew at every club he has been at players fall out with him because of his style and to be honest I could easily see it

    The question is what will Ashley do ?Personally would love to see us take a risk and go for a De Boer or a Remi Garde , someone who can play good football from another league as we have hired to many British managers in the last 20 years and its apart from Keegan and Robson the rest have done nothing

    Its time for a change but I cant see Ashley taking the risk my bet is HBA, Debuchy and any of the other unhappy players will be sold on with younger players in their place

    Our reputation in France must be in tatters shame as with proper management we could have became the 2nd team that French people support !!

  • 44 Marty-Toon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    No Ashley supporters you say?
    There’s loads I’d say.
    I actually think his original plan is excellent in a way.
    These are all ifs though
    1- Support the manager with 20 million a year or each window.
    2- Have a decent manager installed instead of the Mummified Pardew.
    3- Improve the youth system (we now have top graded)
    4- Top training ground and facilities
    5- Stop selling our best players at least not in the middle of the season without replacing with like for like or better.

    To round up what I mean is that he could do something great(but we know he won’t )with the club if he sorted out points 1,2 and 5.
    We don’t really need an owner to throw Man City/Chelsea type money at the club,we just need him to strengthen these points above.
    Again,the problem is he isn’t doing it or showing any willingness to do it.
    With this I suppose it’d be better that he sold but again,Who who who will buy and not bankrupt us or destroy us financially?

  • 45 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM


    the difference being that Pardew has been mugged off so many times by Ashley that no manager worth anything would want to come here, yes we could find someone to replace him, but anyone with anything about him? I seriously doubt it

  • 46 Slank // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM


    What I am saying is that Ashley is a maverick and his actions, especially in business, cannot always be accurately predicted. He is well known for it and has a track record to prove it.

    What we don’t know is how he will act with Newcastle United. He has now made the club financially self sufficient but what we don’t know is whether the surplus revenue will be used to increase the quality of the squad and coaching staff. It is only with greater quality that the club will progress from its current position in the league.

  • 47 Toon Tang // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Wigan Cosmos pitch invaded again. This time by Leeds fans. hahaaa its becoming a regular occurrence

  • 48 Marty-Toon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Agreed that no one with self belief and integrity would want to come work for him as the way he works undermines the managers ideas and wishes.

  • 49 Rotonda heights // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:26 PM


    After blaming the press for whipping up the fans, pardew now says the fans are ” fair in there criticism”. Can this guy walk in a straight line?

  • 50 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM


    I understand where you are coming from but we can only go on what he has done during his time here and he’s proven to be a reactionary owner who has no signs of wanting to challenge for European football on a regular basis or push for titles.

    What he has done in the business world is buy struggling companies and make them profitable again then reaps the rewards, what he’s done here is cut our spending to a bare minimum, drive our running cost as low as they’ve ever been and retain our PL status and now he’s about to reaps the rewards from us.

    The outlay needed to gain Champions League money is to much and the risks too great as even with all his money he’s a poor relative to the top owners in this league and thats why we will simply continue to survive in the PL and nothing more as thats where the guaranteed money is for him

  • 51 Our Toon // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM


    Would your opinion change on GP if he kept the scum up? personally I want them to stay up because we have to right the wrong of the last 4 matches. It’s the only highlight we will have next season if AP is still here!! GP has his teams playing some good attacking football.

  • 52 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Our Toon

    I’m not saying he’s a bad manager but I’d have a massive list of managers I’d want here before him as he’d be more of a sideways step rather than a forward step

  • 53 Rotonda heights // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Our toon @34

    I can well believe it. If pardew can p–s off 2 world beaters in Tevez and Mascherano, it’s hardly a stretch to think he’d do the same with Debuchy, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, MYM, Colo and previously Ba etc

    The sickening thing is if we had a half decent coach like Rui Garcia, Blanc or Girard, things could have been so much different.

    All ruined by Ashley knowing nothing about football and appointing an absolute deadbeat and dinosaur of a Brit manager

  • 54 toon kk // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    All this talk of another manager just ain’t gonna happen. Why should Mash sack him, he’s doing a great job in his eyes. If MA wanted rid he had the perfect opportunity.
    In the unlikely off chance he ever sacked Pardew MA will pick his own manager willing to work under his restrictions not who’s best for pushing the club forward. He learnt that lesson with KK.
    we have no choice but to support our club and hope it stays in the premier league.
    forget ambition.

  • 55 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Some additional awards need to be handed out at the end of the season:
    1. Club Fool: goes hands down to Alan Pardew. Spouts bollocks every week before, during and after games.
    2. Worst DoF, Anywhere, Ever: this one is obvious. Joe Kinnear. Couldn’t pronounce our players’ names, spouted bollocks every time he opened his pie hole.
    3. Worst Tea Lady, Premiere League: again goes to big Joe. Poorly made tea, wore miniskirts instead of slacks, and generally foul mouthed demeanor.
    4. Worst Owner, This Galaxy: Mike NoNuts. Lying, no nutted scum. No class, no respect, no hope.
    The trophy cabinet will be full at the end of the season mates! Not! 👿

  • 56 Rotonda heights // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    I don’t think getting a young up and coming manager with a good cv is out of the question.

    not every manager is high maintenance. Someone else may feel he can motivate and integrate the technical flair players who have been frozen out .

    no wonder pardew wants english journeymen plodders as our reputation in france probably lies in ruins now. hope that’s not totally lost on ashley.

  • 57 Slank // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM


    I agree that to qualify for the Champions League and to do it each season requires a massive investment. The owners of Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea are in a different financial league to Ashley and to be fair nearly all other Premiership clubs. Fair Play rules are supposed to make it a level playing field but very rich owners can employ very clever lawyers to come up with some wheeze to circumvent the rules.

    But all is not lost as Everton could still qualify and they are certainly not a big spender. They have been knocking on the door for quite some time. Liverpool have been in the doldrums for quite a few years. Both teams have some exceptional players and also two good managers so it can be done but shoving those that are always at the top table out of the way is difficult.

  • 58 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Didn’t Alan say it was the press that had stirred up the supporters a few days ago and that a lot of the criticism was unfair? Now he’s on about the criticism of the fans being fair? Why open your hole Alan? Your breath smells of dung lad.

  • 59 Munster Mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I have gone off Pardew, having supported him, correctly in my view, for a good while. But I think those who have shouted that we needed a Solsjaer or the Makems guy have been proven incorrect. Neither have made a positive contribution in league terms to their clubs, and as such cannot be considered talented coaches of the players they have.

  • 60 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:53 PM


    Liverpool have spent a massive amount over the past decade and Everton always invest what little money they do have, plus both club are (now) run by people who understand the game or at least surround themselves with people who understand it and they both have very good manager, youth set up’s that have been working for them for years.

    We have an owner who surrounds himself with ‘Yes’ men while knowing sweet FA about the game, he refuses to spend unless our PL status is under serious threat, a manager who is average at best and who has now alienated himself from everyone and everything at the club and a youth set up that has produced next to nothing of note since it’s inception.

    We are a million miles away from the Merseyside clubs and I honestly believe that we will have a fight to retain our league status next season and i can’t see anything changing with the clubs policy come the summer

  • 61 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    So are we playing Swansea on Saturday?

    …and is everyone having a great Easter? Any traditions where you are from?

  • 62 bobby mango // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    In sick of this rhetoric from Pardew-lets-newcastle-united-and-his-players-down. Never says any of it with sincerity.
    EEithe sort out the performances or f off.

  • 63 Toon Tang // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    G2 – we need blog awards as well marra. Start the ball rolling…

  • 64 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    My main Easter tradition over the last few years has been to slag the owner jesper mate. We’re past the Easter egg hunt phase and I’m not religious so my time will be dedicated to NoNuts. 🙂

  • 65 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:03 PM


    My Easter traditions are to argue with the wife so she stops talking to me to allow me to watch old World War Two films while putting on a stone or two made up of pure chocolate 😀

  • 66 toon kk // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    A new quality manager would certainly help, but other major factors are a bigger issue, our squad simply isn’t strong enough take out Remy we haven’t even a goal scorer, we have a wafer thin squad which aren’t as fit as they should be we huff and puff and are nackered after 60 minutes.
    On the whole we have hit our potential mid table so why would MA want to sack pards, he’s doing just fine in MA eyes.

  • 67 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Blog awards Toon Tang? Hmmmm. A bit risky but I will start things off:
    Best Official Blog Hobbit, Anywhere, Ever: well need I say who I have in mind for this one? I have a spot picked out on the mantle already here at Blog End.
    Manliest Spanish Stud Muffin: very difficult choice here. Ibiza has some improving qualities now that he wears his chest hair and uses his Manly Men Lozenges. However still fondles his mipples far too much. Possibly this award will not find a winner this yearl 🙁
    Grumpiest Former Blogger: This has to go to John Tudor. Where is that lad? I miss his grumpiness.
    Most Entertaining Scandinavian Blogger. This one is a dead heat between jesper fuglsang and catchy from Norway. Very close this year so a co-award is deserved.
    More awards to come mates.

  • 68 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    GT…haha 😉

    …easter egg hunt are on Saturday for the kids! We are not that religious here in Denmark, but we are very tradition bound. The Easter table and Christmas table are very important to a Dane:)

  • 69 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    “However still fondles his mipples far too much.”

    That sentence doesn’t even make sense. Too much? Give over.

  • 70 Tsunki // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Rotunda cutting and pasting ‘Tevez and Mascherano’ into his posts again there. 🙂

    Alan is not getting the right training to the players, and maybe he’s a great ma manager blah blah but at Liverpool they train them hard, to be very fit and to run all day like their lives depended on it. Evidently the staff at Liverpool have the happy knack of impressing in the players the pride of playing for a club with a great legacy. Not happening here though is it?

    Just a drop of that pride would have prevented us from being stuffed by the poorest mob of unwashed that ever dragged their knuckles on grass. Twice.

  • 71 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    You know it’s true Ibiza mate, so you may as well admit it. And I believe you are jealous of Mike’s French Nipple Masseuse. Well she works for me now so just get over it! I will send you a video to make you feel better.

  • 72 dcdick // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 73 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Tsunki…We’ve given them more or less 25% of their points this season. Terrible.

    Anyway, that’s the first time I’ve heard about Tevez or Mascherano on here. Mind, I’ve always thought that even if you gave Pardew Messi and Ronaldo he’d mess it up!

  • 74 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Tsunki mate I believe you are being unfair to wor Alan there. The meat pie eating contests have been very popular with the players. They now all have love handles for their WAGs. This is important for team morale. Do not underestimate this man. His training methods are revolutionary! Harrumph!

  • 75 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    92 clubs in the football league, care to hazzard a guess who’s scored the least amount of goals in the four months of 2014???????

  • 76 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    G2…Absolutely not. There simply can’t be too much of it. What a ridiculous thing to say. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Honestly, I can’t begin to explain my disappointment in you.

    Still, that video will go someway towards mending this relationship.

  • 77 Toon Tang // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    G2 – one award to add to that list – ‘blog besmirching award’. Highest accolade of all, only awarded when Strolla scores its that rare.

  • 78 Tsunki // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Ibiza to be fair you’ve been away a lot. We’ve had Tevez and Mascherano nearly every mealtime, looking forward to just beans on toast.

  • 79 catchy in norway // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:22 PM


    it’s a bit unfair to say that both Ole and Gus did not exactly take over squads that are blessed with tallent did they
    yet both still have there teams playing better football than pardew , and let’s be fair pardew has had over 3 years to sort a style out

    I would have them in a heart beat

  • 80 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    JB…Was that a hidden clue in there? Chelsea! Yes, that has to be it. It couldn’t possibly be us, I seem to remember us scoring a goal one day…was it this year? Hmmm…

  • 81 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Ok….well sorry then Ibiza. But still, you’re going to wear those little beggars down to nothing! You know the old saying “A man without nipples cannot wear tassels”? That may be where you are headed. I’m just saying it because we’re all concerned mate. 🙁

  • 82 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM


    Pardew is either after another new record or he’s already deciding who he’s gonna blame this latest failing 😉

  • 83 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Tsunki…To be fair, I was being fairly sarcastic.


  • 84 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Yes there will be more awards at the end of the season Toon Tang mate. Don’t get overly concerned though about Shola scoring. I’m not sure it’s on his priority list for this season.

  • 85 Tsunki // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    In that pic Alan definitely has the same lips as Mrs Potatohead.

  • 86 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    I still think wor Alan would look better with a pink Mohawk, nose piercings, and a black leather jacket. He needs to spice up the look to accept the LMA award again this season.

  • 87 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

  • 88 Graeme // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Rotunda @ 48 – he couldn’t lie straight in bed mate!!

  • 89 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    G2…What am I saving them for? Old age? Nay, I say tweak, twist and fondle away.

    You know the old saying “A life without mipple tweaking, is no life at all”? No? Me neither.

    JB…Sorry, you’ve lost me. Which latest failings are you referring to, we have to be specific these days 🙂

  • 90 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    I just want to steady our nerves before this crucial Swansea match. Wor Alan has informed that we will definitely be playing a highly defensive game. A lot of back passes. Some scurrying about in midfield. Shola will drop back and defend as well. Willo will hoof it whenever necessary. So don’t worry mates, Swansea will definitely not score more than 3 goals! Beautiful Alan.

  • 91 Munster Mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    ….Well you’d be wrong Catchy. Neither Solsjaer or Poyet will achieve much as coaches. Quite simply, Pulis is a better coach, as he has proved with Palace. Solsjaer in particular was a silly appointment to appease the equivalent of you at Cardiff…ie lets get the next up and coming newbie boss…the reality is that they would have been better sticking with Malky Mackay as Solsjaer has generated no momentum. And bar the League Cup, Poyet has made the makems worse and they would have been better off with O Neill. Lets remember, Poyet has rooted them to the end of the table. If he was genuinely good, he’d have them at least 5th last. The table doesnt lie at the bottom.

  • 92 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM


    For the fact that we are rock bottom on the table in the link below 🙁

  • 93 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    JB…I wish people wouldn’t always focus on the negatives. What about a table for goals conceded in 2014?

    I bet we’d be near the top of that bad boy, but no, can’t have Newcastle associated with any positives like that, can we?

  • 94 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 22m

    Disappointing season for Davide Santon ends disappointingly with hamstring injury #nufc

  • 95 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Hmmm. Food for thought there Ibiza mate. Still, are you using the mipple cream I sent you, each night before bed? Just putting it on should make it worthwhile surely?

  • 96 toon kk // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    it doesn’t surprise me, we have relied the whole season on one goalscorer and I bet we have the most unfit squad too

  • 97 Ibizatoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    G2…Are you kidding me? That pot went a long time ago. I’ve gone back to butter in the meantime.

  • 98 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    That statement by Pardew at the top? Harmony now needed? There was a striker called Phil Harmony a few years back wasn’t there? Is that who wor Alan is talking about?

  • 99 Toon Tang // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    G2 its one of the many home bankers weve become accustomed to, a goaless strolla season or there abouts.

    Ive been filtering through ye olde youtube archive and reminiscing anyways, the shearer 206 goals video being a favourite to stick on when times are tough.

  • 100 Munster Mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Santon, what a useless heap of garbage. Again, correctly predicted within two games of his arrival by Munster Mag. A nothing player, albeit with good skills. Poor defending on ground, poor in air, poor delivery going forward. Who said our chief scout is a legend ???

  • 101 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Do you not find that you get hairs on your toast after doing that Ibiza mate? It just seems a bit dodgy to me. 😯

  • 102 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM


    I’ve already tweeted Ryder (two faced, arse licking, snivelling little shyte that he is) to tell him his tweet should have read “Poor season for Davide Santon………….”

  • 103 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:43 PM


    Soooooooooooo sorry mate 🙁 I know I should be more positive so just for you, here’s one.

    Alan Pardew sits right at the top to league of having the worst goal difference of any NUFC manager while in the Premier League 😀

  • 104 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Munster mate you’re being a bit hard on Davide there aren’t you? It has taken wor Alan months, nay whole seasons to get him to the state he’s in now. He’s knackered anyway so he may actually improve by not training with Pards. You see? There’s always a silver lining mate! 🙂

  • 105 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    What is our overall goal difference with Pards as manager JB mate just out of morbid curiosity? Is it below -20? Go ahead, tell us. We’ll grit our teeth. Ibiza, stop massaging your mipples for a minute.

  • 106 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Poor deluded old fool just can’t help himself

  • 107 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    So for next season

    We will have Pardew
    Same ol Ashley

  • 108 toon kk // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    If I had to sum us up, the words” headless chickens” comes to mind.

  • 109 Munster Mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Geordie two, he’s a shocking player mate. Slow to tackle, runs backwards with his hands behind his arse, awful at getting close to his man on long crosses. Lots of energy, good skills, then little delivery.

  • 110 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Aye Munster mate. I love to watch him stand with hands on hips, shaking his heed when caught 40 yards out of position while the opposition scores. A unique approach to defending. Usually happens when Colo isn’t there to cover his ass. It used to be Jonas before he went on that strict meat pie eating training program.

  • 111 GeordieTwo // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Going off for a bit to work of my frustration mates. A pleasure as always.

  • 112 Munster Mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Geordie Two, the sad thing is, he was never going to do much 40 yards up the pich, except cut inside and squeeze the space. I do think Pardew has improved our style of football this season and some of the fast passing I have seen has been fine, and he has to be given credit for that by the people who were screaming that he was solely a “long ball merchant” . This is patently untrue. However he is a dull manager who is lost without his sta me n ( as a lot of bosses are ) . He is highly conservative and never batters teams, and turns wingers into running defenders. I am beginning to this our chief scout is somewhat overrated too. I know its early days but De Jong has been poor in addition to Santon ( rank ) and others. Its not where our problem lies though. If we are so committed to France ( where the players are relatively badly paid, surprise surprise ) , then we need to think about a French DOF or manager. Its more likely we will get a good british chap like Big Eck though.

  • 113 JackButler // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Pardew lie’s…sorry, I mean talks, about exciting summer signing’s and then Jack Colback’s name comes out – You couldn’t make this shyte up 😀

  • 114 ochytoon // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    So five days ago Pardew was slating the local press for encouraging us to unfairly criticize him; and now he’s saying our criticism is fair? Make your mind up please.

  • 115 Munster Mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Colback, would be an excellent addition. We just dont have enough Gings,,,:)

  • 116 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Good to know us Vikings did leave you something you adore 😉

  • 117 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Did I offend you guys? 😉 lol

  • 118 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Colback should think twice about throwing his career into Pardews black hole. Goslings was a promising England under 21 international until he started working under this imposter and he isn’t the only one Santon Haidarra Benny biggi Cisse Sissoko have all gone backwards.

  • 119 theartfuldodger // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    So nothing new has happened except Santon out for last 4 games..

    Pardew is absolutely gutless. He starts off with the most defensive setup he can have most times

  • 120 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Whats the difference between a ginger and a brick?

  • 121 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    11Jail for Ashley // Apr 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Pards can break both club and personal records this season, he managed eight in a row for W Ham but one of those was against Chesterfield.
    You are in the top six most pointless posters on here.

    Can I be number one, I will feel a lot better

    Ha ha

    But then again pot kettle black you are just as bad as that muppet manxpie

  • 122 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Anyway back to the weekend and I’m hoping for 4-4 draw

  • 123 bzak12 // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I wonder what role Percy has promised Colback? Is he paving the way for a 10m departure of Santon or maybe a replacement for Krul?

  • 124 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Welshgeordie are you agitating jail the mother hen of the blog?

  • 125 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    …you are not the joke kind of crowd tonight are you? 😉

  • 126 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Giving Pardew good players is a waste of time and money.

  • 127 Graeme // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Ibiza – why muck about mate, the solution is staring you in the face!!
    Simply play Krul as FB and Santon in goal. Solves the problem and saves a lot of money – they will be like 2 new signings!!!!!

  • 128 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Good evening mag how are you

  • 129 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Why would any player worth his salt sign for Pardew NUFC aren’t title contenders or Interested in the cup competitions or the European games either.

  • 130 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    There’s a question for everybody

    How are you going to feel if we don’t win any of the remaing matches, Finnish outside top 10 and pardew is still here next season.

  • 131 cyprus // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Laudrup definitely, Poyet no. Anybody in the Wenger mode, who actually likes to ‘play football’.

  • 132 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Sound welshgeordie and your good self?

  • 133 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM


    Me stirring now would I

  • 134 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    I’ve heard that you have a large wooden spoon.

  • 135 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Yeah not bad if I’m in top 6 I guess he’s probably put you and guvnor there with me then according to the great one

  • 136 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    His dim views mean zilthch.

  • 137 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:20 PM


    What’s the guys name who haven’t been here on here for a while is it John Tudor

  • 138 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Yeah I wonder where he went.

  • 139 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    @Welsh Geordie

    That is going to happen I think West Ham AND Crystal Palace will finish above us

    Pardew will get to keep his job because its saved Mike Ashley money on paying out bonuses

    Colback will be Cabaye replacement

    The following season we will have 4 derbies a season in the championship against Sunderland and Boro


  • 140 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    It just seems so strange that he hasn’t been on and it’s been a long time.

  • 141 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Maybe he got banned by the knitting circle who like to control the blog!

  • 142 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    So if we are going for colback bang goes signing Cabella or grenier, christ we might as well use gosling

  • 143 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Gosling will be a canny little player for some other team.

  • 144 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    No point in getting Cabella or Grenier if we are going to force them to play at full back for every game

  • 145 mag // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Goslings better than Anita but pardew signed him so he’s bullet proof.

  • 146 welshgeordie9 // Apr 17, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    To be honest I’m more concerned about who’s going to be playing up front

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