Newcastle Need Support If We Are To Beat Cardiff

Newcastle United have lost four games in a row a number of times in the Premier League, and in Mike Ashley’s first season in charge 2007-2008, we lost four PL games in a row twice in that season.

alan pardew press confernce

Under pressure Alan Pardew

With all the vast worldwide resources we have available, we have studied the first season under Mike Ashley, and Newcastle lost four in a row just before Kevin Keegan was appointed, after Sam Allardyce was sacked.

That run ended when we lost 6-0 at Old Trafford with Nigel Pearson as the caretaker manager, and of course Nigel has just won the Championship with Leicester City.

And then Kevin lost four in a row in February and March of 2008, as he tried to get Newcastle playing his style of attacking football.

However, Alan Pardew became the first Newcastle manager in the Premier League to lose five in a row and then six in a row, and some fan organizations and a local paper are now going after Pardew full-bore, after the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.

You cannot accuse the Newcastle manager of being in a good position of course,  but a win against Cardiff City on Saturday would help lift some of the gloom and doom on Tyneside, and almost guarantee us a top ten finish.

This is what Alan Pardew has said today in the Shields Gazette about the upcoming home game against bottom of the league Cardiff:

“I think it’s equally important for us,” “It’s a massive game for us.” “If Cardiff fans think ‘Newcastle are in the top 10 – what have they got to worry about?’.”

“Well, we’ve got a lot to worry about after the recent run. It’s as big a game for us as it is for them.”

We would have hoped the fans would get behind the side on Saturday at St. James’ Park, and there ‘s a decent likelihood we can win the game – even though our form and results have been so disastrous this year.

It’s going to be a difficult game to watch (haven’t they all been?), because a defeat in that game would be something that is simply too hard to take.

And yes,  we’ve been hopeless since Boxing Day, but a win on Saturday would be a real tonic, but the fans have to support the team for that to become a reality.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • true toon

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Support the team.. How many times have we been through all these ” support the team ” BS? What happens if we beat Cardiff this weekend? Is everything gonna be the same again? Is that consider progress? Sad to see NUFC to get into this state.. I rather NUFC relegate and those cockney mafia sell up and leave rather than finishing top 10.

  • Graeme

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, why would you want to watch it – you just know it wont be pretty!! There is a morbid curiosity about NUFC at the moment – its like watching a car crash in slow motion.

    You dont want to be involved, you are thankful its not your car or you driving, but you just cant help it – you have to watch it.

    I’ll probably have it on, via the laptop and will keep an eye on the game – to be honest, even the snooker offers more thrill and excitement than NUFC.

  • bobby mango

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    I echo True Toon.
    Supporting the team got us nowhere. Just shows Ashley we’re sheep who will swallow anything.
    I’d support a boycott for Cardiff and Liverpool games.
    Next season is a clean slate

  • MacToon

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Is it really a massive game for us or is it massive for P45DUE and Ashley’s dwindling season ticket sales?

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    I read in the paper this morning ( one of the tabloids ) that there was going to be a mass fan walk out after 60 mins ) . This is exactly what is needed. Can anyone confirm this? Apparently are promoting the idea. We need action on the ground and a boycott of all NUFC shop products etc. Its time to sh1t or get off the pot guys.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Dan Gosling says Cardiff game is like a cup Final

    I am telling you it couldn’t be funnier.

    More like a 3rd round and we usually lose those.

  • G

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Rumour has it (online anyway) that bookies have stopped taking bets on Cardiff being AP’s last game in charge. Can anybody confirm, can’t get onto gambling sites from work?

  • G

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Oh, and according to the papers Remy has a deal in place to sign for Bayern. Would much rather see him move abroad than play against us next season.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9


    Support the team? There has been 50,000 at every home game and 2,000 at away games all season so they have been but then the puppet comes out and says the same thing after every defeat, we must work hard in training and the bullshit excuses then the same fcuking thing happens every match! Utter dross!

  • the truth will out

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #10

    like it
    time to sh1t or get off the pot
    most will just urinate

  • the truth will out

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    the whole crowd must be vocal anti pardew and ashers

  • Puppet Pardew

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Ha ha ha. Hee hee hee. I’m PP – and you can’t sack me!!!

  • Knacka

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Support the team? how about the team play like they give a s**t? I’ve seen more fight in a dead rabbit than some of that lot.

  • BeeGuy

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #14

    MA can actually make more money if SJP is completely without fans. He could rope off a small area have a couple of concession stands open for the away crowd, and save on all the rest of the stadium staff.

  • jimiley

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Support the team and Percy pulls another last gap win out of the hat so we are guaranteed another year of this muppet????? I would love to see Cardiff score 5 to get rid of the devious clown. Then comes the boycotts to get rid of the pirate upstairs. NUFC is a dead club until both clowns are gone.

  • wynsleap

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Ed – you’re becoming as sad and deluded as some others at this club. Support the team against Cardiff? You have to be joking aren’t you. Do you really think even a 1-0 or 2-0 lucky win against a team that is almost relegated, will change things at this place? The club is going to Hell in a handcart with this owner and his useless puppet manager and unless the fans start to take REAL action soon it’ll be sooner than you think.
    Cancelled season tickets, boycotts, mass walk-outs or whatever – go for it fellas. Just don’t fall for Ashley’s empty promises again.
    It really will be worth it in the long run as nothing could be as bad as what we have at the moment.
    It HAS to be done and NOW!

  • widowmagandapoke

    Apr 30, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Muster Mag
    Good comment about fans buying Mike Ashley’s tat.
    Personally I am amazed at the number of people walking round wearing the Wonga.I can understand us still going to matches despite everything ( it is what we do) but why oh why support his evil empire?
    I bought a retro shirt as worn by Hughie Gallagher.


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