History Is Heavy On Us At Newcastle

Newcastle United is not an easy club to play for, and it’s certainly not an easy club to manage, and that has been seen over the last four months, and over that time our results and performances simply haven’t been good enough for a Newcastle United team.

alan pardew home to Sunderland 3-0 Feb 2014

Alan Pardew – history is heavy on us at Newcastle

Yes, when things are going great there’s no better club to play for – and the passion of the 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park can be palpably felt – but it’s also can be felt when things don’t go well.

That’s what’s been happening this year – when the fans have let the players know in no uncertain terms – such as the gutless performance at Southampton – that to give up in any game is not an option when you play for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew is now well aware of the difficulties managing Newcastle, and he’s taken many arrows over the last three and a half years at the club.

This is what Alan has said about Newcastle and its fantastic history:

“The most important thing for us is history is heavy on us.” “What Bobby Robson did here and that great side, we have to live up to those expectations.”

“The financial goalposts have moved a little bit, probably, against us, but that does not mean to say we cannot compete and that is what I am determined to do.”

“We have put ourselves into a position, hopefully, in the summer to make some investment which can take this club forward and be stronger.”

That’s why not all players can be a success at Newcastle, and many have failed, and players have to have the mental strength so they can handle all the ups and downs, which have always been part of the club.

We’re going through the downs at the moment, and that’s why we need the players and the manager to step up to the plate tomorrow, and get us a win against Swansea.

With four games left and games at Arsenal and Liverpool, there’s not many games we can now win before the end of the season, and we’ve already lost four on the trot. 🙁

We need a win tomorrow.

What do you think?

Note: Craig Finnigan is a Newcastle fan and graduated from Newcastle College in 2011, and he has created a one-off key ring, and all the profits will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
You can view and buy the specially designed key ring here.


153 comments so far

  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #1


    Somebody strangle him to death and be done with it.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #2

    I bet Mike Ashley Wishes that it was NUFC that was banned from Transfers instead of Barcelona.

  • ochytoon

    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Shouldn’t that be SIR Bobby Robson, Alan?

  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    His demagogy is so transparent, yet he’s so smug he probably thinks it sounds convincing. Using Sir Bobby’s name to try and curry favour is despicable.

    Another backfiring, Alan!

    For anyone interested, here is a brilliant interview I watched last night with KK, it’s an hour and half long and nearly all of that is him talking about NUFC. What he says is delightful and you get a sense of his ability to inspire and lead, but how he says it, that’s the clincher! Heart on sleeve in the best of ways. Can hardly shut him up once he starts talking about us 🙂


    LOVE IT!

  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost with corrections

    It seems the appointment of that Lee Charnley has cheered up Pardew no-end over transfers.
    Pardew is suddenly making noticeably more optimistic noises about the transfer market. And already, some of his little helpers are buying it.
    What a wizard wheeze!
    The reality? The club has got its ducks in place for the coming farrago of a transfer window. Charnley has already stated the reality. He will keep the flame of austerity. Freeing up Pardew to make as many cynically optimistic noises as he likes now to counter the REAL problem facing the club administration….that people are starting to vote with their feet.
    Pardew was alone in the spotlight, and couldn’t do both without looking more devious than he already does.
    So in comes the good cop/bad cop routine. Cynical, yes. Clever? Only when deployed in presence of the terminally gullible.

  • Jamseyd24

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Do you guys think they will have Pardew out banners at the game tomorrow and if so will they be aloud to fly them????

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #7

    We were put into a position in the last few couple of windows where we should have bought yet the same nonsense and spin comes out.


  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    If Pardew is barracked out of stands Tomorrow can’t see him continuing.

  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9


    Surely our crowd wouldn’t meekly accept and even approve of the confiscation of banners, while happily passing this object around the ground?

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    I do find it extremely tasteless when Pardew plays the SBR card. One was a gent who earned respect and admiration wherever he went, the other is a total egomaniac with very little to justify the fact.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Jamsey, any negative banners have been immediately taken down by stewards. Unfortunately.

    There should be a relentless attack on Ashley and Pardew tomorrow. As well as staying away from the ground, there can be pro-active situations in the ground too for those who have season tickets still. Constant anti-Pardew and Ashley chants all game (literally all game) will be picked up and addressed by tv and in papers. Sit ins after the game game be done as well, or leaving on a certain time.

    Not going at all is the best option, but that needs nufc.com and the like to advertise the plan of action for it to be a group movement, not just one or two.

    Other clubs can do it, why can’t we?

    When we played Barca in Europe years ago, they organised a demonstration and hardly any of their fans turned up I think it was.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12


    They may be ALLOWED to fly them.


    You are saying that people are starting to vote with their feet but then worryingly remind us of the terminally gullible.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda, yes it certainly is tasteless. He knows what he is doing does Pardew in that respect. Attaching himself to a legend to help soften and manipulate the listeners.

    He is a parasite.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew is like one of those really boring batsman who has a long long streak of low scores and indifferent form and is just about to be dropped and then produces a century to keep him in for another long run of mediocrity.

  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #15


    I have seen hundreds of these dodgy rebranding scams attempted by crooked politicians and cynical businesses over the years.
    They are usually insultingly dumb, but rely on folks wanting to believe they are being told the truth.
    If this Wonga banner isn’t trampled underfoot, but passed smilingly around the ground, I think I will cry.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16


    Wouldn’t it be terrific to see someone make a stand or rather a lot of people, so they couldn’t all be ejected by the jobsworth stewards!


    You’re right maybe people on a blog can’t make a difference but 26000 people instead of 52000 surely would

  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #17


    There is a name for this tactic. I can’t just recall what it is. It relies on the victims thinking: “you wouldn’t dare insult my intelligence by expecting to fool me with this again. Therefore you must be telling the truth.”

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Bring this club forward!
    That means the target next season is ninth,I’m already getting so excited I’m gonna pee myself

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Hoffenhiem are 9th!

    Hell look at the difference b/w the way they play and us

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #20

    If they do unveil that NUFC giant flag tomorrow (really a Wonga ad -albeit the Wonga logo is small—ish) -a question needs to be asked at the fans forum -why the Wonga flag and not individual fans flags or banners.
    I’m sure I read yonks ago that they were banned on H & S issues -Bollocks (it was to do with the anti Tubbs/Percy messages.
    By asking them at the Fans Forum -they surely cannot maintain their H & S stance in view that they have allowed the Wonga flag. Backs them into a corner -of being unable to justify the original ban. Therefore two logical choices 1. Ban all flags. or 2. allow all flags/banners.

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #21

    We could do a lot worse than get some players from the German league,there is a lot of quality there and they have a good work ethic too.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #22

    I know Marty

    and a lot of value for money.

    Name a position and I could 1-2 players under 5 million.

  • dcdick

    Apr 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardew Out !!!

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24

    there isn’t a great deal of history as it is, but there is no attempt to rectify this a la swansea, hull, wigan…

    gonna need some clever and strategic purchases in the summer which i do not think this owner, board, manager and coaching staff are capable of. it all rests on graham carr and his team.

  • mag

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Notice Keegan is airbrushed from Newcastle United history, his teams were far superior to Robson and a fraction of the price. But Robson never crossed Ashley so his name is safe for lick spittle pardew to use.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #26

    19 goals in 17 home games

    5 of them against stoke.

  • mag

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Pardew couldn’t tie keegans boot laces for team building and he didn’t take four seasons to turn a negative into a positive.

  • nut meg

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Himanshu @ 22
    centre back
    centre forward
    A couple of names for each position would give me something to look at on transfer market /you tube.
    Always good to hear from other people who follow football in other country’s. cheers

  • mag

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Players were lining up to join king kevs revolution.

  • belgrade fan

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #30

    In translation- It is proven that at least 52000 our fans are extremely stypid so we need little BS to talk in order to make them buy season tickets and then you will watch 1 more shit season without any goal to achieve but to be in first 17th and then in mid April we start with new chank of BS

  • Sir Braveheart

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #31

    In a position to make some investments in the squad?

    So you’ve identified the 1-2 players for the next 12 months you’d like to buy/loan then? Thats good, Im sure it’ll all be fine next season.

  • mag

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #32

    And look at the way Ashley dealt with Keegan a true football great, the guy is beneath contempt and that’s why nothing will change under this regime.

  • mag

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Ashley will fill Pardews head with possible signings that’ll never materialise its all a stitch up.


    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #34

    rotunda from previous thread re mbabu he cant play if he is injured which he has been on a number of occasions. abeid went to greece as nobody in championship wanted him,majority of greek football is at scottish prem level. although most of what you say is correct imo ncle cant even loan out marv because of his wages.

  • toon kk

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #35

    We have no competition for places in our lazy unfit squad, it’s needed relying on half a decent team just isn’t enough.
    Saving Mash money though. .

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Nut Meg

    CB – Ginter, Rudiger

    Creator – Arnold, Hermann, Firmino, Meyer, Julian Brandt, Calhanoglu, Alexandru Maxim

    Winger – Choupu Moting, Timo werner, Ben Hatira

    Striker – Drmic (i am sure you have heard) Kumbela, Ginczek

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #37

    The reason why I asked on a previous thread how many players (players who play games for us) have left Newcastle under NoNuts leadership is that seem to remember quite a few have left?

    …and I can easily seem more running down their contract in the near future (Benny for instance)

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Kevin Volland as striker too

  • Jamseyd24

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda, I would bet my bottom dollar any anti Pardew or MA banner will be confiscated, I see you must also be and English teacher in your spare time. I will insure in future I get all spelling and grammar correct prior to posting. As for 26000 rather than 52000 working I totally agree but again do you really think that is going to happen? I would love to see banners and anti AP/MA chants tomorrow but the truth is the majority or the fans in SJP these days are what Roy King called the prawn sandwich brigade.

  • toon kk

    Apr 18, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Don’t get over excited about the transfer window, tiny bits being leaked. Pardew saying he’s feeling better about it, its more lies to get fans excited and get them to renew season tickets.


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