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New Silver Away Strips Revealed By Newcastle United

9:37 am, Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 210 Comments

Newcastle have today revealed their new away strip which is in a clean looking gray – although the official color seems to be silver.

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Moussa Sissoko, Tim Krul and Fab Coloccini
It doesn’t look like they like the new strip
:D
Cheer up lads they’re not that bad

new away strip in gtay

Paul Dummett in new strip

colo new strip

Newcastle captain Coloccini in new strip

moussa sissoko new strip

Moussa Sissoko – looks good in new silver gray strip

yoan gouffran new strip

Yoan Gouffran - watch it – he’s almost smiling

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Moussa Sissoko – standing at attention  – he must like the strip

fab coloccini new strip

Another shot of Coloccini - wonder if he’ll stay in the summer?

The strips look good at first glance – and it’s rare for a side to play in silver  these days.

Let us know what do you think.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Other News · Strips



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210 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Haha ed!

  • 2 the truth will out // May 1, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    tat
    a poor seller

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Grey and dull just like the football

  • 4 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Beat ya to it on the last thread….can I have a job? ;)

  • 5 the truth will out // May 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    bland suits the style of play

  • 6 Laurent Robert 32 // May 1, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    The future’s dull, the future’s grey.

  • 7 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Tads

    Said as much myself but I included the manager and his tactics (lack of) also ;)

  • 8 Laurent Robert 32 // May 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    With De Boer, the future could be bright, it could be orange.

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    AC
    The strip sums up the dull mediocre sh1te we can expect under Ashley

  • 10 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Silver like jet aircraft and Tim looks like ground staff in his hi-vis.

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // May 1, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    If Pardew is still here it at least will give him an excuse!!

    Alan, why did you lose today?

    “Well I thought we done well, lots of energy and controlled the game on the front foot and offered a fret to their keeper. But it is tough, y’know, as we wiz playing in grey. Make no bones about it, it is difficult to pass to team mates in a grey top, look at my close friend Sir Alex when his team played in grey”

  • 12 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Lilongwe…

    the Spin is the blame game both last season and this season. Last season Pardew blamed injuries, lack of players for the down fall. Intimately he said Ashley had to accept some responsibility. That bought him time.

    This season he is blaming the flair players and he is setting some of our players up for fall with his constant focus on defensive duties and tracking back. He loved to throw a player like Marv or Benny at lions when we are looking bad and then point the finger. Benny is being used as a scapegoat to spin the problem around once again.

    The Damage Control is by dropping Benny. He trying to to get away with “murder” so to speak, but it looks like it will back fire on the charlatan. We loose to Cardiff and I think Ashley is going to let him go (probably after the Liverpool game)

    That is spin and damage control for you mate!

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // May 1, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    *wiz=wuz

  • 14 stan anderson // May 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Pardew out

  • 15 stan anderson // May 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Ashley out.

  • 16 stan anderson // May 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Shola out.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    …I am not saying you will agree. Truthfully I don’t really care about that, I just wanted to explain my point of view.

    No disrespect intended just being truthful.

  • 18 Edd Case // May 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    I like the strip, minus the god awful Wonga logo.
    Very similar to an away strip in the late 80’s but with the Broon All star on it….that was a niiiiiice strip.

  • 19 stan anderson // May 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    All out.

  • 20 the truth will out // May 1, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    more cacky pump

  • 21 Lilongwe Geordie // May 1, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Jesper,
    But it isn’t controlling damage is it!! If anything it is bringing more focus on his abilities!! Therefore it isn’t damage control!! I give up if you honestly think that he is limiting damage with all this.

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Tsunki
    Rumour has it Wor Timmy has been asked to Tarmac MA’s driveway after the Cardiff game

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Tbf I’ve barely heard Pardew mention Benny in the last few months let alone single him out for the sole blame for the season

  • 24 theartfuldodger // May 1, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Has this 60th min walkout gathered any momentum..

  • 25 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Tads :)

  • 26 70TWO // May 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Is this what Cardif players will be wearing?

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/5/1/1398932430803/Corinthians-011.jpg

  • 27 Puppet Pardew // May 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Potential future excuse #57B – ‘Well I can’t fault the effort but it was foggy and rainy after all – and some of the lads went missing on such a big pitch. I’ve just sent out JC to look for a couple that never made it back at full time.’

  • 28 the truth will out // May 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    the only walk out we will see is the pie and pint boys slipping out for a slash

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Lilongwe…clearly we don’t agree on what damage control is then?

  • 30 RonVanDam // May 1, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Only thing left to do now is to park the bus :)

  • 31 70TWO // May 1, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Ed – the last picture is Vurn, is it not?

  • 32 markmac // May 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Im pretty sure thats Vurnon Anita Ed ?

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Would be funny to see all the players wearing keeper kits repairing potholes on the roads round the town centre through the summer!

  • 34 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Rvd – timmy could do that in his kit with a couple of those semaphore torches.

  • 35 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Beep beep beep… caution! season reversing! Beep beep beep…

  • 36 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Ed
    “and it’s rare for a side to play in gray these days.”
    Theres a reason for that mate!!

  • 37 croftus5678 // May 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    @23 tads

    i agree with you same here not heard pards blame him either.

    i’d never blame one person for losing a game unless they did a steven gerrard >.< but if anything i personally marked arfa's card as one of the poorest players we had in the team more than one of the most effective ! so think it was fans opinions on many occasions and not pards ! we just tend to forget these things the next time he has a good game :-)

    great player when he cares and acts like a team player (same as marv) but it seems to be an almost 2/3 times a season thing with them :-(

  • 38 RonVanDam // May 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Kit reminds me of Man U’s invisible kit from the 95-96 season. Hope someone comes to their senses and pulls this kit out. Its demoralising looking at it

  • 39 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Wonga emblazoned on the front makes me sick yet the numpties will keep buying them. We actually had some kudos with Virgin but screwed that up too!

    We really are a joke club who continuously make joke decisions.

    Pardew’s reaction is to offer Shola a new contract when he should be the first off the rank and out the door.

    Llambias is the one I really can’t forgive for giving out the 8 year deals.

    There isn’t another club in the land who would tolerate P45DUE as a manager given his record and anti-football, but 52000 keep wearing it and Pardew has no shame.

    We know it’s not players who are the main problem. Yes a few more would be nice but what’s the point knowing they will just be ”Pardewed”, played out of position and dropped when on form.

    I am alarmed at the decline of so many of our players. It is down to coaching. Look at Simone, not a vast or amazing squad by any means but works to his players strengths and motivates them fantastically well .

    If P45DUE stays we are looking at a team of Elliots, Goslings, Raylors, Williamsons, Sholas etc…Mouthwatering!!

    Sad that the list of potential replacements are
    Bruce, Moyes, McKay when although huge upgrades on Pardew are not exactly De Boer, Laudrup, Di Matteo or any number of Spanish / French / Dutch managers with modern tactics who could rebuild us from top to bottom.

  • 40 markmac // May 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Morning all, i read the blog most days but dont comment very often, have we actually ever had a straight vote to either KEEP or SACK pardew ??? ive tried to sit on the fence but totally sick of the shit now…

  • 41 Graeme // May 1, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    The kit looks about as exciting as our football – DIRE!!

  • 42 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Needs to be remembered that part of the problem is our outdated coaching setup. They toe Pardew’s inflexible and unchanging line. Complete clear out and start again from academy up. Sorry Pedro but you too.

  • 43 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    I wonder if Pardew will say the same things as he did the last time we lost to an under strength bottom of the table Cardiff at home.

    ” well we contained them well for the first 30 mins !!!!!

  • 44 RonVanDam // May 1, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Atleast its not this
    http://www.thedenimkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/huelva-away-kit-2012-13.jpg

  • 45 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    New strips a bag a shit, grey, get ta f@ck, plus Jesper, as much as I recognise your worth to the blog, calling Pardew a ruthless whatever ya did, was totally duff!

    Whatever you might think of him, as far as I can tell, he has had a genuine go.

  • 46 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Ha ha I’d love to turn out in that mind, though it looks like something off kids tv. A mushroom outfit?

  • 47 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Charlatan, that was it, a bit rough!

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Tsunki
    Agree the manager needs to go along with every coach at the club, youth and senior teams!!!

  • 49 Tsunki // May 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Jimmy I used to feel sorry for him and thought he was a tryer, but his insistence on dragging the team into mediocrity, and not going after some of the most historically bad records he has set makes me resent the wasted years he has been here. Along with his employers.

  • 50 RonVanDam // May 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Whoever made and passed this kit needs to visit specsavers. Its a eye sore. Makes Man U’s table cloth kit look awesome

  • 51 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    The club have planned Pre season in adv got the new away kit out, they are either righting the wrongs or distracting from something

  • 52 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Silver?

    Anybody remember Man Utd having to ditch a silver skip because the players were finding it difficult to spot each other.

    There is a very good reason that silver is ver rare color in Football skips.

    This is poorly thought out, but then again… that seems to be the clubs M.O. right now.

  • 53 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    The New away kit is titled – The silver Lining.

    You know what that makes us

  • 54 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    According to a daily Telegraph article

    Pardew will be the manager come the next season.

    Well good luck to you all die hard supporters.

  • 55 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Does anybody else think the colour of the skip is so bland, because it highlights the Wonga logo even further? Making Wonga practically the only thing you see on the skip.

    They wouldn’t go that low, would they?

  • 56 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    My resentment is reserved for Ashley only. I despise the fact he’s so wealthy yet toys with NUFC to his own advantage. Pardew seems a legit, if perhaps limited manager to me. But who’d know working for that cheap cnut. I mean why take it on in the first place.

  • 57 ganiyu // May 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    nice kit…I will buy one dozen.

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    jimmy…maybe called Pardew a charlatan was out of order. If so I’ll take that on back!

  • 59 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Sad to see (Personally)

    Paul Dummet and Colo modelling the Strip, thought they should be out of the door next season.

  • 60 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2358826/Seeing-grey-Uniteds-infamous-invisible-kit-voted-worst-time-.html

    Man Utd’s invisible skip.

    Not only was it dumped because silver/grey makes it more difficult for player to spot each other – it was voted the worst skip they ever played in based on looks. Good to see we are following an old classic.

  • 61 Munster Mag // May 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Lets be fair and balanced here. Pardew has many faults, and I would like a new mgr ( but only if he is better than Pardew, so no failed british dinosaurs please ) but I’m not blaming him for Ben Arfa’s demise. Ben Arfa’s fitness is up to him, as is his defemsive work rate. Plenty of good wingers also work hard defensively. Plenty of good wingers don’t talk bollocks about the Ballon D’Or. I told you all before that HBA wasn’t cabable of playing “in the hole” . He doesn’t have the vision , or the work rate, needed to be a success at 10 either.

  • 62 Munster Mag // May 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Rotunda, many of us slagged off the Wonga involvement from day 1, but were poo pooed by the mini accountants on this site. The true numpties!

  • 63 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Munster Mag – what makes you think that Ben Arfa isn’t fit? Pardew didn’t say he was unfit recently did he? I think he said something like ‘I have to pick a team I think can win games.’

    There is pressure on Pardew to pick Ben Arfa, for obvious reasons. This is why you will here murmurs of a bad attitude or not being fit, or some nonsense about not getting along with other players.

    Ben Arfa is fit and raring to go.

  • 64 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    I have read the definition for charlatan and I’d say you were spot on !!

  • 65 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Munster Mag – btw Ben Arfa is a CAM – it is not in his description to track back. That is not what a CAM or Attacking Winger do.

    Trying to make Ben Arfa track back is like trying to make Williamson get involved in attacks and run high up the pitch during open play.

  • 66 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Don’t stand too close to a naked flame.

    Dreadful!

    Why not the black and white stripes whenever possible, why not, they’re truly great.

  • 67 Alinufc // May 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    IS that Anita in the fourth photo?

  • 68 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Of course Ben Arfa needs to do a defensive job. Like Bale, or Ribery, or countless other genuine top class footballers. Unless he’s a Ronaldo or Robben, who both work harder while contributing significantly more. Can you imagine Benny doing a job for Atletico Madrid for even a second.

  • 69 Blofal // May 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    That looks fkin awful! :(

    Why? Why?

  • 70 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    jimmysmith – go look up the definition of an ”attacking midfielder’ or a number 10.

    Let me know where you find the words ‘defend’ or ‘track back.’

    Thanks.

  • 71 Blofal // May 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Moussa really needs to tuck that thing away too.

  • 72 Toon Tang // May 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Omar

  • 73 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Ancientcoptic, take a look at how the game is played at the elite level, and see how much room there is for prima donnas and loafers. Benny delivers big time, unfortunately about half as much as is required.

  • 74 Thump // May 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I actually really like this. Hopefully it’ll have better luck than our last grey kit…

  • 75 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Del Piero was a number 10. Never gave the ball away, scored goals and created them. Newcastle is a big club. Benny hasn’t done enough.

  • 76 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    jimmysmith – and which players are ‘delivering’ under the wonderful management and coaching of Pardew, Carver and Stone.

    There is a full squad that isn’t delivering – I guess that is Pardew’s fault, but if Benny isn’t delivering his peak game, it is Benny’s fault? different rules for Ben Arfa.

    With the exception of Williamson, they are all playing lethargic and are scared to commit forward and take on other sides. Even Williamson’s great form is dwindling with the over reliance on him to win headers.

    In my personal opinion, if anybody plays with any kind of urgency, it is Ben Arfa.

  • 77 Graeme // May 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    OMG – you couldn’t make this up!!

    http://www.swol.co/newcastle-united–shola-ameobi-playermanager-could-be-the-magpies-fab-flournoy/34129

    What have we done to deserve it?

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Jimmy…when you speak of Del Piero, maybe you should ask yourself which he was doing that for and what the circumstances were?

    When you have done that then ask yourself how would Del Piero look in our team?

    It is very difficult to take these parallels serious because the circumstances are so differently.

  • 79 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    conspicuous who is not modelling the strip.

    HBA, MYB, Haidara, Santon

  • 80 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    *which club

  • 81 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Must go. Have a good day all.

  • 82 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Yeah, different rules, different compensation, different contracts, different skill sets and different expectations, but yeah, don’t see our coaching as any great shakes either, but don’t pin it on Pardew, that’s surely not correct.

  • 83 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    David Moyes got one year pay off at United, Why would’t we have a similar clause?

  • 84 GeordieDan // May 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Obviously the club will just lie again and try to claim its the best seller ever as they’re trying to claim with the current black white W***a strip.

    BULL5HIT!

    I bet they haven’t sold 1/5 as many as most previous shirts pre-W***a.

    Lies and dambed lies.

  • 85 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Del Piero would have looked a shit load better than Benny in this Newcastle side as far as I can tell because he was a complete player, and Benny isn’t, and I fail to see how that is Pardews fault. He might not have helped too much, but Benny is Benny, quite a tricky personality by all accounts.

  • 86 JAMSHA // May 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Pardew MUst go he destroyed Every single players In the Squad

  • 87 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    jimmy…these arguments are just pointless. You build it on nothing that subjective argumentation which is very easy to disregard.

    …your parallels are pointless and unsubstantiated and you know no more than I do about how Del Piero would look in our team. And taking the fact almost anyone look bad at this point it’s hard see why Del Piero should any different.

  • 88 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    *that = but

  • 89 Jail for Ashley // May 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    TDSarf,
    From yesterday, I never claimed that the 30M spent was a lie, that was just pure spin, the claim that we were the sixth highest spenders above the likes of Soton etc who did actually spend 30M was an outright blatant lie.

  • 90 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Jesper, you might base it on their relative careers for a start, and isn’t everything on here to some degree subjective, so yeah, your point is a given.

  • 91 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Spain U-21 Manager has quit, get him here.

  • 92 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    NUFC doing a lot of work before the season is over. KIT, Preseason

    Looking for new Management and Playing staff during the summer?

  • 93 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    This is our last chance to have a say in pardews future at Newcastle . If we win ( and I hope we don’t ) it will only give pardew breathing space and a chance to have another go next season , regardless of the score , the fans need to show pardew how we feel . A walk out will tell him , Ashley, the media, the world ,that we want him out .
    He is playing on our loyalty for the team to get him out of a situation he is dreading , pardew wishes this game was over , he is not sitting comfortable with what could happen on Saturday . He has give us nothing but Shyte for 3 years , it is now time to repay the compliment . A mass walk out , regardless of the score gives us a chance to at least get him out , hopefully ash will follow . don’t let him kid you on he wants you to support the team , it is himself he is thinking about . What difference is a win going to make on Saturday ? To us nothing ‘ to pardew and Ashley – everything . 1/2 before the end walkout or stay in your seat and applaud the losers in the lap of honour and look forward to next season with pardew in charge . The choice is ours .

  • 94 Munster Mag // May 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Ancientoptic, you don’t understand football if you don’t think HBA has defensive duties. Barca at their peak a couple of years ago had a 6 second rule – players have to get the ball off opponents in 6 seconds if possible, so Messi etc all buy into this work ethic. HBA has looked overweight since the start of the season. Did you ever see Giggs not track back? I’m not asking a winger to become a deep playing full back by the way.

  • 95 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    jimmy…you cannot just take a completely different side and a player and just say that player would do better in our side!

    …you are just drawing unsubstantiated conclusions. Nothing more and nothing less.

  • 96 Munster Mag // May 1, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    If I was there, I would walk out at 60 minutes. I keep sating Geordies cant mobilise and are not politicised enough . I wish you boys wud prove me wrong. I wanted a walk out when we played Hull all those years ago , and 52000 attended.

  • 97 HullMag6 // May 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    I don’t dislike it but prefer our Brazil inspired kit better. But wear the black and white as much as possible.

    In management terms no point changing unless ownership is too. If pardew got the sack whoever replaced him would be stuck with the same problems and being club mouth piece as Ash’s communication is legendary (not). Ash has the club players and staff at such a low ebb – he’d probably try to give them zero hour contracts if he could.

    Ashley is the problem and will continue to be as long as he is in charge of the club. We/the club are his cash cow until he leaves or proves otherwise. Support the team not the regime.

  • 98 Munster Mag // May 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Who is the Spain U21 mgr ? Why would he be good? What knowledge does he have of running a club like NUFC. Does he have a word of English ?? Himanshu, please substantiate.

  • 99 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    People have to also remember on Saturday, if they don’t walk out in porters and support the team , half those players won’t be here next year in any case , they are going to be away . We could end up with a totally new team . If pardew gets sacked and another manager comes in , they might just decide to stay ???? Kul, Benny, remy , might all stay if pardew gets the bullet . Show a mass protest on Saturday for the good of NUFC.

  • 100 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Actually, it’s not at all purely subjective Jesper, gotta pull you up there, it’s analytical. I’ve seen both play countless times. I may be a poor judge, but I think Del Piero is a significantly better player, whether it be at Juventus or hypothetically Newcastle.

    Are you suggesting that Del Piero would likely fail at Newcastle, as Ben Arfa has, because of Pardew?

  • 101 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Munster…players have different responsibilities depending on the style and philosophy.

    Some managers knows how to emphasize the strengths our the players and formation within that style and philosophy other don’t.

    Usually does who get this both create results and delivers performances the supporters can be proud of.

    You can discuss defensive duties or tracking back all you want for all I care – it makes no difference. In our case if Pardew wants to empathize the defensive work and hope for a individual goal then maybe he should use players that fir into that philosophy instead of throwing Marv or Benny at lions.

    To quote Forest Gump:

    “stupid is what stupid does”

  • 102 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Jimmy…I am suggesting that I could give you a subjective opinion on the matter and it would be nothing but an unsubstantiated opinion!

    …an it’s as useful as ejection seat on a helicopter ;)

  • 103 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Julien Lopetegui,

    Won U-21 with spain last summer.

    A Latin Manager with footballing philosophy.

    Not some Gambling tart who could’t kick a ball down a hill.

  • 104 beermonkey // May 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    will pards be gone at the end of the season

  • 105 guvnor // May 1, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Nice new shiny strips to leap around in!

  • 106 guvnor // May 1, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Pardews just got another 180 minutes left of his Newcastle United career.

  • 107 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    If Del Piero Played under Pardew

    He will not survive.

  • 108 BandB // May 1, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    While the learned debate continued today over the future of Hatem Ben Arfa, elsewhere, another player was still not dominating the discussion.

    PARDEW GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS, SAYS GOSLING.

    Newcastle United hotshot Dan Gosling today revealed that boss Alan PARDEW was not only the best manager in Britain, but the best looking too.
    He said of his boss, “Only the very young and the very beautiful can be so aloof. Hanging out with the boys, all swagger and poise.” He gushed, “I don’t even care when other people are there. I just stare, and stare and stare.”
    Gosling, who is hoping to grab a new contract, has yet to appear in the starting line-up of a winning side in four years.

  • 109 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Beermonkey @104 104beermonkey // May 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    will pards be gone at the end of the season. —– that I think depends on the fans , and if we win . The fans could have a big say on Saturday depending if they walk out or not . The result and the fans behaviour on Saturday will be a good indicator if pards stays or not .

  • 110 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Stuart

    You said you wife is a Psychiatrist.

    Please tell me if pardew keeps saying players are tired, even if they are not are we likely to play like tired players.

    More Psychology I know but still.

  • 111 G // May 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Oh my god, this shirt is horrible. Nearly as boring as the football played by an Alan Pardew side. There’s another item to add to the ‘out’ list. So far, Mike Ashley, Alan Pardew, and Away Kit.

  • 112 Marty-Toon // May 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Nice strip,thought it’d be nice with white shorts,like the Newcastle united football club on the stitching

  • 113 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    i came in this morning and enjoyed jimmysmiths blofal and thumps posts but its gone downhill since then i think cherry picking is the best way to enjoy this site

  • 114 lochinvar // May 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Anyone read the book “50 shades of Grey” !
    Film should be good if all the actors wearing the away strip.
    Oscar anyone ?

  • 115 Marty-Toon // May 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Who’s gonna want to buy it after this lousy season ?

  • 116 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    would walking out on the hour mark really make a difference, at the end of the day the entrance fee has already been made and the half time refreshments already paid for, nothing else appears to matter to Ashley so what good would it do, if the ground staff get paid by the hour and finish early due to a walk out then Ashley will probably be grateful to us for saving on the wage bill.

  • 117 JackButler // May 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    A grey or shi**y brown kit seems appropriate!

  • 118 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Speaking about the shirt, I actually kind of like it.

    We looked like Sweden this season (Not Brazil like some said ;) ), which was okay – but we have looked horrible on so many other occasions so I welcome this shirt!

  • 119 toonking // May 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    when a team has got a history of awful defences like newcastle have (even before pardew), their is no way we would remain in the premier league with HBA type CAM and wingers.

    the premier league is a fast physical league.
    the season we finished 5th and had HBA as a winger the FB was simpson, he didn’t get forward often debuchy however loves getting forward.

    also pardew himself knows fans love HBA so really when he is getting so much stick why the hell would he not be playing the easiest of get out of jail cards to suit fans. so their is certainly more to this HBA chaos than people think.

    think of it like this pardew was manager of newcastle but not manager of lyon and Marseille. they both won titles whilst HBA was at their club so their managers are therefore not what i call rubbish, he still had been causing mayhem their so that says to me that HBA deserves just as much blame himself.

    the problem with HBA is he got that awful injury at the wrong time.
    he had a great game prior to that so it would stick in our head for ever that he is a super star.

    shola ameobi is our top scorer in the champions league but he didn’t get an injury after our last champions league game so we saw in following league games how good he really is and basically he is poor, also he had great strikers like shearer ahead of him which makes it easy to see the difference between the two.
    HBA has only got rubbish wingers called jonas so it’s easy to think HBA is great. the one who would really show his true detail is if we had someone like solano.

  • 120 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Wolfs..that is what we do as well ;) …cherry picking!

  • 121 JackButler // May 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Spoof

    The proposed walk out isn’t about costing Ashley money, it’s about sending a clear message to Ashley that the fans have had enough of how things are being run and that we will not continue to simply take whatever is thrown at us. The media backlash that a walk out would generate would be worth more

  • 122 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    HD, I would expect that that would happen, if we keep on telling ourselves that the manager is the problem eventually we will believe it, although I do now feel that he should go due to losing the dressing room it is not him who is the problem and all this hatred for Pardew is just what Ashley wants as it deflects our attention away from the real problem.

  • 123 beermonkey // May 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    cheers stuart 09

    I have been offline for a couple of weeks
    its amazing how much you miss, the way people been going on it is like its a done deal,

    were still top 10 so he wont be sacked and I don’t think Ashley will listen to what the fans want so I bet he will still be here next year

    how any manager can keep his job with the way we have played since December and keep his job is unreal
    don’t want us to lose but I can see Cardiff beating us they will want it more

  • 124 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Should have gone all Green Like Bremen or Like Betis, Green and white stripes.

  • 125 guvnor // May 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Gosling is a much better player than Vurnon!

  • 126 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Himanshu. ——- if you keep repeating yourself over and over again , the likelihood is that you will start to believe it . Regardless of age , it is a fact . You keep telling a toddler , he can’t do this or that for whatever reason , then they won’t be able to do it . Pardew has said for so long now , we can’t compete and we are where we should be , that even he. Believes that now , and that takes the pressure off Ashley to build a team worthy of this league .

  • 127 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    JB, I appreciate that, however I just don’t feel that it would make any difference to Ashley, I could be wrong and I hope I am but as most of us agree, Ashley is only concerned with cash nothing else seems to matter to him so with that in mind I don’t see it making much if any difference, having said that I felt that the protest march wouldn’t affect him as well, but to to his over-reaction with the press it obviously did rattle his cage so you never no.

  • 128 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    stuart no9, what is frightening is that I have also heard many fans saying the same, they really do need to give their heads a shake, why the f*** can’t we compete with the top teams.

  • 129 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    jesper

    it would be nice if all there was to discuss was football for one day anyway

  • 130 JackButler // May 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Spoof

    The only hope that we have is that after Ashley became a part of the board and is said to be taking a more hands on role, that the guy is looking at changing the direction of the club (clutching at straws I know) but something has to happen otherwise nothing stands a chance of changing.

    We need to ramp up the pressure on him and Pardew and seeings as the press are circling at the moment the time is perfect for fans to take action against him

  • 131 validator // May 1, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    BandB your camp description of Dan Gosling, lacked humour and showed your penchant for reciting the late Kenneth Williams in a very bad light.

  • 132 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Wolfs…better days are hopefully on the horizon?

  • 133 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Spoof

    Another sad thing is all these british players and other players we have been linked with I find all of them very Underwhelming.

    Won’t have anyone of them.

  • 134 validator // May 1, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Now the new kit has been aired in public, how about some clarity regarding our dear mangers future.

  • 135 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    JB, the time is perfect so lets hope that action does take place and improvements are made due to it, however, like yourself I am clutching at straws.

    We know what will happen, half a dozen will leave and half a dozen will come with a spend in the region of +£10m to -£10m but due to new faces arriving the club will spin as ambition and enough of the fans will believe it and we will all go quite again.

  • 136 toonking // May 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    HD
    did you know that france were not even meant to be in the world cup 2010?

    england are 11th
    france are 16th

    this summer their is a world cup so lets all see just how well england and france really do in this world cup then it will show how good our team really is.

  • 137 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    HD, I agree with you, I would hope for a better quality of player as well, but and it’s a big but, could we attract a better quality of player at present.

    Mind at the beginning of the season when we were doing well and in the season when we finished 5th, the French lads were really good, but last season and the second half of this season when we needed the fighters we have been awful, so it could be a case that these English lads may not be as good when things are going well, but would they be as bad when things aren’t going well, it’s a difficult one.

  • 138 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Toonking

    The diff is caliber, we sign higher rated French players but crap British ones.

  • 139 Jarra // May 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Just proves a point PARDEW does not lie all the time he guaranteed Silver Wear next season, not sure it was what I was hoping for.

  • 140 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Pardew is most certainly a very big part of the problem.

    Diego Simone has a small squad with few real superstars but he has them working at greater than the sum of their parts.

    Simone plays to his player’ strengths while also motivating them superbly.

    Pardew by no means has the worst squad in the division by a long stretch but his team selections, tactics, subs and endlessly more and more bizarre excuses have rendered his position untenable.

    Pardew has chosen to banish any technical play makers with flair, play people out of position and drop players on form to make way for his returning favourites. These self inflicted choices have all been of his own making.

    In no way condoning Ashley but Martinez had Lukaku out for nearly 3 months, yet Everton still played football and overcame that setback rather than crumble due to the absence of one player.

    Pardew, rather than honing player’s skills will train it out of them. Step forward De Boer or any number of Euro managers with 21st century tactics.

    In reality if we were a big club Pardew would not be the manager. Pardew’s race was run a long, long time ago.

  • 141 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    After thinking about it I have just decided to get behind Pards and give him my full support because really it is not his fault. He had no money, No players brought in no replacements.

    He is just trying to do the best he can with what he has got, it’s not his fault MA won’t put the money into the club for him and all that stuff about head butting the player and pushing the linesman if that shows anything it’s how passionate he is about his team. He wan’ts to win.
    Lets face it if we go sack him and bring in a new manager the same thing is just going to happen look at Keegan/Hughton.

  • 142 validator // May 1, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Losing Cabaye, who was obviously the team leader and the glue that held everything together, along with Remys injuries and suspension dealt the side a mortal blow and Pardews limp wrist style of management added fuel to the fire.

  • 143 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Validator

    I think it was from a Tom Robinson song!

  • 144 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    @Rotonda You have to understand that pardew is just trying his best with what hes got.He is playing players out of position because he has to like Gouffran and Sissoko ont he wings because we have no wingers… Giving Shola games because Remy was out and Cisse and De Jong have been playing worse than Shola. Dummet because Santon is out…

    The problem has always been above the manager. Selling our best players and not replacing and leaving the managers to hang.

    If we had a different manager we would have the same sh!t and that’s a fact. We will always have it when the Fatman owns us.

  • 145 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    spoof@137
    very true im pretty sure we would have fared better against sunderland this season with nolan in the side in fact all season he was never a one to tolerate players thats thought they could coast through a match

  • 146 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    kevy, I agree that it is not Pardew’s fault, his net spend since he took over is minus god know’s how many millions, and when he took over he took a below mid-table side who were in free fall at the time, now ordinarily if you have a side like that and you then get forced to sell your better players you usually go backwards, we haven’t so I will never say that Pardew has done a poor job because to me he hasn’t, but all that is well and fine, however what I see now is a group of players who are not playing for their manager and when that happens you’ve got no chance at all, so even though I do not feel that it is Pardew’s fault to me he still has to go, player power !

  • 147 martoon // May 1, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    I’ve finally climbed down off Ibiza’s fence and agree with most that we do need a new manager. However I don’t see the point of sacking Pardew before or after the Cardiff game like some have suggested – surely at the end of the season would be the most appropriate time.

  • 148 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    As opposed to your entirely empirical posts, I suppose Jesper. I get it, when others disagree it’s all subjective and pointless.

  • 149 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Kevy

    Shoving the linesman showed he’s thick and has no class. Pretty sure SBR was passionate too.

    Look at Pardew’s whole career, sacked from everywhere for being totally clueless and playing negative containing s—e to watch football with a very low win percentage .

    Ashley didn’t make Pardew split up the Willo / MYM partnership or play Cisse as a winger or MYM as a right back or Goofy’ s defensive left mid etc etc etc !!!

    Just to keep someone who is spectacularly failing because someone else may be worse is ridiculous.
    Not all managers are high maintenance and need endless excuses.

    Some managers can actually improve and develop the players they already have.

  • 150 validator // May 1, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Mr Alan Pardews, whole career has been built on failure, I’m sure given the fullness of time his name will be used as an example of total failure, when referring to sporting under achievement.

  • 151 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    @Spoof that is a good point that he has lost the players but that could be down to a lot of factors like selling our leader and best player and therefor are not playing for the club.

    I think you give pardew a bag off money this summer and we will see the turnaround but then again that most likely won’t happen…MA will probably just sign 2 to 3 players for around 2 million each sack Pardew and start the cycle all over again with a new manager.

  • 152 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    spoof@146
    i disagree haha as alan hansen said when things are going well nothing comes out of the dressing room however… and nothing apart from benny and pards having a spat is the only negative we have heard about
    the club captain meeting with fatty about the need for more players says a lot more?

  • 153 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    @Rotonda why was nobody saying all this when we finished 5th?

    Clearly if you give Pards wat he needs and not take away his best players ie BA/Cabaye he is more than capable to get the job done.

  • 154 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Kevy

    I repeat a football manager like martinez had no Lukaku for 3 months but they didn’t implode or make excuses over losing 1 player.

    We may not have paid millions like we’ve wasted in the past but we’ve picked up a whole load of gems in Tiote, cabaye, santon, sissoko, debuchy, MYM etc etc. All those players haven’t become c–p overnight, only when playing or not playing for Paardew.

    You can’t break so many records if you’re any kind of manager who players respect. Pardew has lost dressing room respect wherever he’s been. Here is no different. he has been found out ye again, end of.

    We sold one player who wanted to go

  • 155 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Forget the results at

    Charlton
    West Ham and
    Southampton

    Also remember the mindset of the players when he left, The mood of dressing room.

  • 156 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    kevy

    pretty sure pardew said he had a better squad now than when we finished 5th and please don’t make us go through all the reasons for his one and only top 6th fnish in nearly 20 years managerial career!

    Pardew says something different according to what day it is. One minute the fans are to blame now we’re the best fans in the world. Go figure!

  • 157 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    RH

    God forbid if Cabaye was sold in summer Eh?

  • 158 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    @Rotonda Everton have more than just lukaku.

    Baines
    Barkley
    Mirallas
    Coleman

    They even have proper wingers in Deloufoue and Mcgeady.

  • 159 martoon // May 1, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Kevymartins – I was of the same opinion as you until recently. BUT having been at SJP recently and watching the drivel – yes we have lost players but there is no organisation, no drive not even an effort being put in. This is down to Pardew and I’m pretty sure Spoof is right – he has lost the dressing room. A new manager will not have hundeds of millions to spend but he will bring fresh ideas and hopefully be able to organise and motivate the players better (and hopefully bring in one or two player at least).

  • 160 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    in short do swansea, sunderland cardiff etc have better squads than us yet all have beaten us at SJP?

    Remy, Cisse, Gouffan, De Jong, all on paper not the worst set of strikers.

  • 161 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    I will admitt seeing someone come in with a footballing brain would be fun but let’s be realistic he won’t be sacked and MA won’t waste 10m on him to be sacked.

  • 162 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    rotonda
    no need to repeat we all know by now the martinez/lukakau situation ;-) however you have to admit there results are poorer with out him

  • 163 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Kevy

    You just keep living in denial bud if it makes you happy.
    Pardew might send you a signed autograph.

    Baines : Santon / Haidara
    Coleman: Debuchy
    Mirallas: Ben Arfa
    Barkley: Sissoko
    Lukaku: Remy

  • 164 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    wolf

    nothing has came out of the Man U dressing room either, but it was clear that they were not playing for Moyes, at times actions speak louder than words

    Kevy

    undoubtedly not replacing Cabaye has left them feeling flat, which I can understand especially when you consider that after the Stoke win on boxing day we were only 3 points off 4th spot, the players would have hoped for team strengthening seeing as they were challenging for Europe again, but look what happened, so yes they were dealt a demoralising blow, but surely not to the extent which we are witnessing now, to me it runs deeper and rightly or wrongly I get the impression that the players are now looking at Pardew with contempt. I have to say that even though I have always supported and backed Pardew, to an extent I still do, what I have always found frustrating is his constant support for Ashley, its way over the top, at times “no comment” would be better than the support which he is still giving Ashley, it could be a case that due to over defending Ashley as he has it has seeped through to the players and the players are feeling a bit like us with an attitude of “whats the point”

  • 165 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Wolf

    But not to the point of :-
    not scoring in 14 out of 18 games
    losing 13 out of 18 !!
    losing 6 in a row

  • 166 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    @Rotonda Did you just really compare a right footed LB with Baines haha

    Plus not to mention you do realise every player you compared there has been out injured at some point this season.

    The league table doesn’t lie why even compare us to everton when everyone knows they have better players and are the better team. If you were going to compare atleast do it with someone like Southampton who again has a better team and better players.

  • 167 jayphoto // May 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Think pardew shows he lacks intelligence and class everytime he opens his mouth. From the bottom the bad grammer of ‘we was’ starts his sentences. The problem is his arrogance for me! We won’t fix the tactical inconsistencies because Pardew will always blame individual players.
    For me he talks far too much about the crowd impact too! Sure a nice atmosphere is great but Arsenal and man city have some of the quietest crowds ive seen this season and it hasn’t affected them too much! Crowds don’t win games, tactics and players do!

  • 168 Ian Toon // May 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie- I recall your rotten to the core comment a few days ago, so I thought you would appreciate this article/piece.
    Likewise Kenny – there is something to be said for thinking for yourself- our are you just bloody minded!

    Newcastle: Pardew Isn’t The Problem, The Club Is Rotten To The Core

    Last Monday night I sat and I watched Newcastle suffer a humiliating sixth straight defeat at the hands of Arsenal. The loss was our thirteenth defeat in seventeen games following the turn of the New Year. Yet rather than get angry, shout at the telly and get frustrated at the plight of my team, I was fairly placid. I was expecting nothing less, so why on earth would I get annoyed? If anything I was anticipating it to be even worse!

    I sat there wondering what the point was. Again. I’ve gone past exasperation with Newcastle, I’ve gone past frustration, and quite frankly I’ve almost stopped caring. Why should I care? It’s quite clear that no one at the club does.

    I have one remaining hope for this season – I now want my own team to finish outside the top ten in the league. I hope for this as nothing will gall me more than to see all involved in this shambles of a club, receive huge personal financial reward for this appalling waste of a season.

    The club had a fantastic opportunity to create something good this season. After going along nicely, potentially on course for a European spot, the club then chose an altogether different route. In January they decided to sell their best player without reinvesting the money, essentially just calling it a day on this season.

    I have even less hope for Newcastle looking beyond the current season. It’s been said many times that the owner is only concerned with the finances at the club, and this is quite clearly true. Year on year, he wants nothing more than to skim all the financial rewards that the Premier League gravy train has to offer, and if possible, cash in on any good players within his club.

    The manager is nothing more than a gobsh*te chancer who couldn’t organise a p*ss up in a brewery. Since January, without Cabaye and Remy there to cover up his short comings, he has been shown for the clueless charlatan that his really is. He talks a good game but is hideously out of his depth. After three years of sound-bites and bullsh*t, the fans have finally realised that he is just another Ashley aficionado and defender of the regime.

    Then there are the coaching staff, who are quite clearly pointless. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were literally lost for words by Newcastle’s shambolic defending on Monday; this wouldn’t be such an issue if it were on a one-off, but it’s been the same story for years. There seems to be an inherent, long-term problem with on-field organisation at the club, but no one seems to have the sense or the ability to address this.

    I’d also call the general fitness of the squad into question. The players are completely knackered by eighty minutes, and both Ben Arfa and Yanga-Mbiwa are quite blatantly over-weight. In this modern world of sport-science and Prozone stats, what the hell is going on?

    More…
    Is This The Most Disheartening Period In Newcastle History?
    Newcastle: No Organisation, No Tactics, No Style Of Play, No Philosophy
    The long list of players who have actually got worse since joining the club is another issue. The aforementioned Ben Arfa and Yanga-Mibiwa are prime examples, but then there are the likes of Sissoko, Santon, Cisse, Marveaux, Anita, and Gosling; all of whom came with decent reputations and have got progressively worse since joining.

    We bring players through the youth system like Haris Vukic, Sammy Ameobi and Adam Campbell, and then once they get within earshot of the first team they completely fall away and fail to make the grade. This lack of development has to be down to management and coaching, there are far too many examples for it all to be coincidental.

    What goes on behind the scenes at Newcastle is beyond me, but we all know that Mike Ashley scrimps and saves every penny he can at the club. We also know that Pardew is only in position thanks to his willingness to tow the party line rather than for his ability. It is now becoming clear that the coaching staff are also not in position for their abilities either. The whole shoddy organisation just reeks of penny-pinching and jobs for the boys.

    The players are also not without blame. They may be a disorganised mess, but they could still show some fight and some heart whilst on the pitch. It’s quite clear that most don’t really care and are desperate for a move away from Stalag St. James’.

    In all fairness, who really can blame them? The club has no ambition whatsoever, so what motivation could they possibly have? To me it seems that the players now have developed the same attitude as many fans – basically questioning what the point is anymore.

    I have no doubt that new players will be bought in this summer – they have to be to replace the ones who have now given up on the club and want out. Money will be spent because Mike won’t want to risk getting relegated again. These players will of course be well scouted and signed purely with the intention of selling on for profit in a couple of years’ time, and the whole cycle will start again.

    We as fans can shout for Pardew to go all we want, I really don’t see it making a great deal of difference. It will be a short-term solution for a long-term problem. If he goes another out-of-work desperado like Alan Curbishley or Joe Kinnear will replace him. Those who think that decent managers like Moyes or Pochettino would touch us with a bargepole are living on planet cuckoo land.

    The club is rotten to its very core. The owner, chief executive, manager, coaches and players alike have no desire to make our club great. Their motivations vary from financial reward, to keeping themselves in a job, to just getting the hell out of this mess. None share the desires and the hopes of those who made that journey to the Emirates on Monday night.

    Until the powers that be do share the fan’s desire, then we are doomed to carry on in this heinous and shameful fashion. Let’s just hope that when that day finally does arrive Mr Ashley hasn’t worn all the passion out of us fans, as he has done with his players.

    Follow Jonny on Twitter, @Jonnyanderson11

  • 169 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    @Rotonda you are clearly delusional if you think our players are better than Evertons. Thats what our problem is our fans think our players our the best in the world

    Williamson had an alright season but still not a good player. Not very consistent and a donkey…Colo is done let him move on….Santon is far to inconsistent and plays like a donkey half the time..Remember last season he kept pushing up and leaving us wide open.

    Debuchy I admitt has been playing well

    Tim Krul makes big saves but also stupid mistakes
    Gouffran Just a standered french league player nothing special.

    Remy world class but not ours and has been injured.

    Cisse had a good start but as time wen’t out he looks below advarage …De jong is not for us poor in every way….Sissoko is good but not a winger… And our best player is Tiote.

  • 170 Ian Toon // May 1, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Kevy sorry- that was for you and not a fictitious Kenny.

  • 171 jimmysmith // May 1, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Blimey! That was good.

  • 172 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    And I know everyone rates Anita highly on here but not me. So far all I have seen from him is speed and chasing down..His passing is atrocious and when he tries them long range Cabaye balls every match they fail every time…Quite frankly I would take Danny Guthrie over him.

  • 173 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Ian Toon, its all about opinion m8, I don’t think it is bloody mindedness, people site Pardew as being ultra-defensive and a tyrant who demands that his players work hard and track back for the defence, that is not what I see, what I see is a manager who always plays attacking fullbacks, mostly Debuchy and Santon, even Dummett is very attacking in Santon’s absence, so when these are attacking as with all teams, (even Keegan’s entertainers with Rob Lee, Batty, Clark etc), Pardew expects and demands that all players play as part of a team and work for the team, Pardew is no different to other managers, and when Pardew has a decent side available to him we play decent football but we have never in Pardew’s time here had a squad big enough to cope with 1 or 2 injuries.

  • 174 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    But hey if your to dumb to realize that when you keep getting bargains for 2-3 million the players have defects and look better than what they actually are. They are not top class players and most of them are inconsistent. You get 1 every so ofter Tiote/Cabaye the rest are the minority.

    You top class players you have to pay big and that’s a fact. Why you think no bigger clubs picked up the players we signed or why Liverpool rejected Marveaux.

  • 175 Mister Tuff // May 1, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Ian Toon – the article from the Sabotage Times which you posted sums up a lot of the views of Toon fans.
    Interesting that you do not comment whether you agree or disagree with the article – I had thought you had switched allegiances and were now part of the positive group demanding radical changes at the club.

  • 176 Jail for Ashley // May 1, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Spoof,
    Pardew took over a below mid table team in freefall, are you sure about that, I thought we were about seventh having thumped Villa six nil and the mackems 5-1.

  • 177 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    I am not sure what “Pardew doing his best” has got to do with anything. Every Manager is doing his best – that should not even be a factor that needs to be thought about.

    Pardew’s best just isn’t good enough.

    We nearly went down last season.

    The season we came 5th we got played off the park by nearly every side we played, and got miraculous wins… mostly from the sneaky goals against the run of play, followed by camping on leads. Not to mention that other teams near the top like Chelsea and Liverpool were going through transition.

    All in all, we have had 1 good season based on table standings, but have yet to register a season where we have played good football under Pardew.

    The lack of transfer funds is not telling the whole story, take a look at the wage bill… we have players on around 30 to 60k per week. A much bigger wage bill than other sides in the bottom half of the table.

    All in all, we have a manager that only offers dire football and cannot punch his weight.

    If Pardew cannot get the side playing good football or get the best out of his players, what exactly is the point? (He cannot coach his side to take a corner, forgivable if corrected, but years of it, come on lol)

    I am under no illusions, I fully expect the side to get relegated next season if Pardew stays.

    It is a distinct possibility that we may have got relegated this season without Remy – which is where we will be next season.

    We should not be talking about Relegation next season with the squad and wage bill we have, but with Pardew at the helm… this is a real reality.

  • 178 Jail for Ashley // May 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Kevymartins,
    We all know he’s been dealt a shite hand, it’s the grovelling, snivelling and downright slimyness of the man not to mention his complicity in all that is wrong at the club.

  • 179 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    @Jail for Ashley

    Can you really not see the pattern? Keegan walks out after not having funds he was promised and the club selling behind his back.

    Hughton get’s sacked after not keeping his mouth shut about the club selling are best player AC.. Alan Pardrew gets sacked after best player gets sold and no signings…

    My god like it’s there in plane view for everyone to see.

  • 180 ochytoon // May 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    @Kevy
    Vurnon Anita has a passing accuracy rate of 83% this season, with the highest in the Premier League being 93%. His passing is one of his strongest attributes in my opinion.

  • 181 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    any one know where I can find penalty stats for football players?

  • 182 ochytoon // May 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    @Kevy
    Hughton was sacked before AC was sold so I’m not entirely sure how he was sacked for complaining about it….

  • 183 Jail for Ashley // May 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Is why the fans have turned on him.

  • 184 Mister Tuff // May 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    ochytoon – you are correct Percy Parsnip was the manager when AC was sold.

  • 185 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Jail, we beat Sunderland and then went 5th after beating Arsenal in the next game, after that we got 2 points from the next 5 games and dropped down to 12th, it wasn’t as bad as the run which we are on now but yes, we were in free fall at the time

  • 186 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Jimmy…you don’t even understand what I am getting at do you?

  • 187 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    @Ochytoon All in all it was the same thing. He got sacked because he was fighting with them to not selll carroll or something along those lines..

    As for Anita were did you see them stats? Because i’m pritty sure I see him missing passes every single game and hoofing the ball into nothing… 34 games with 1 goal and 1 assist says it all really.

  • 188 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Pardew was the manager when Carroll was sold, but before Hughton was sacked he was asked if Carroll could be sold in the coming January window, I forget his exact words but it was something like “over my dead body” whether this contributed to his sacking I don’t no, but he did make noises which would have made it difficult for Ashley to sell Carroll if a deal was to be made possible

  • 189 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    its true pardew does look more and more like he is in cahoots with fatty either that or he is happy to be humiliated just to keep his his plum job

  • 190 jayphoto // May 1, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Think we need a huge managerial/coaching and player over haul in the summer! The only players i’d care to see in our starting line up in august are Krul, Debuchy RB, Santon/haidara LB, sissoko and Tiote as centre midfielders.
    Not going to happen but for the 1st team we need 2 centrebacks (id take MYM if pardew goes), a left winger, a right winger, an attacking mid and a centre forward just for the first team. Id take Zaha, Ravel Morrison and Ince for the attacking mids! All available in the summer, most likely 12-15m would buy all 3!
    In defence Id take Shawcross if available (so solid, defends and a set piece threat) and Caulker.
    Up front id take Ross McCormack
    Other players id look at to create squad competition as squad players would be Glenn Murray Jordan Mutch, Delli Ali, Jordan Rhodes, patrick Bamford , chris martin , joel ward, curtis davies and James tomkins (obv not all of them just a few)

  • 191 Himanshu Dhingra // May 1, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Any one know where I can find Penalty stats for players?

  • 192 kevymartins // May 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    @Ochytoon I found that site with the pass rate clearly that’s full of crap because going by it Tiote has a 1% better pass rate than Steve Gerrard wich is nonsense.

  • 193 jayphoto // May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    @kevyn- think its right tbh, the fact that anita and tiote make a lot of pointless 5-10 yard backwards and sideways passes and gerrard actually tries key through balls and switches the play and tries to create would cause his percentage to drop!
    Remember 2 seasons ago Joe Allen and leon brittain had the highest pass completion in europe ahead of iniesta and xavi etc…. They also had 1 goal between them and very few assists or chances created

  • 194 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    all these brilliant passes, 1 goal and 1 assist ?

  • 195 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    If Brendan Rodgers was our manager, this is the line up I suspect he would play.

    Krul

    Debuchy – Mbiwa – Colo – Santon

    Marveaux— Sissoko—-Sammy

    Goufrran —-Remy—Ben ARfa

    There is no personal preference in that selection, I am basing the starting 11 on the type of players that Brendan Rodgers goes for.

  • 196 Mister Tuff // May 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Wow – some strange recollection of history/disregard of the facts.
    Houghton was sacked because he could not get Nolan and Barton to alter their contracts at the behest of Dick Dastardly (Ashley really). They were sold the next window.

  • 197 guvnor // May 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Vurnon Anita, 1 goal and 1 assist, Gold!

  • 198 70TWO // May 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Does anyone know if Faye Downey is still contracted at the club? Her last Tweet about being at NUFC is Feb 11, is this another case of penny pinching?

  • 199 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    jayphoto, as I have always said, stats are meaningless and prove nothing, you can make a suicide pass to your keeper who does manage to get to it but only to have it run down by the on coming striker who then scores but statistically due to the keeper getting there first it is an accurate pass, as I say, stats are meaningless

  • 200 toon kk // May 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Spoof
    have to agree, pardew has only had one first team and very little back up if injuries occur which they always do at any club. Although I don’t agree with some of his decisions.

    But it all falls back on MA who prefers to run the club on the cheap, and our squad is simply isn’t good enough. To many expect more than our players are capable of.

    Our clubs in a mess tbo alot of unsettled player’s and poor fitness doesn’t help.

  • 201 Spoof // May 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Ancient, I’m not sure you have that right m8, as good as the football is which Liverpool play is, they still as a team have to work hard, Henderson, Gerrard, Suarez, Sturridge, the lot of them are expected and they do work hard, Marveaux and Benny, very doubtful.

  • 202 70TWO // May 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Ancientcoptic – I always thought Sammy was a winger/forward but in the last match he played for us he was joint top contributor in the midfield with Sissoko. The size of them should put opponents on the back foot.
    My team would be slightly different:

    Krul

    Debuchy – Mbiwa – Colo – Haidarra

    Sissoko——-Tiote—–—-Sammy

    Goufrran –—-Remy——Ben Arfa

  • 203 guvnor // May 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Spoof all the top teams work hard, that’s why they win things.

  • 204 Ancientcoptic // May 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Spoof, I don’t have the right to pick a side that ‘I’ suspect Rodgers would select if he was Newcastle manager… how so?

    Rodgers first and foremost picks players that are comfortable on the ball, he loves players that are capable of good passing and dribbling with the ball. You must have these type of players to control possession and attack.

    Do you think Rodgers would drop better ball players, for inferior ball players that give an extra few percentage in the engine department? I certainly don’t.

    Anyways – it is not factual, it is ‘my’ estimation of what Rodgers would select

  • 205 oldbobaycliffe // May 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    like renewing season tickets dont buy the shirt until we get rid of pardew the more season tickets not sold the more shirts ashley is left with the more chance of getting pardew

  • 206 toonking // May 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    RH
    how the hell can you say de jong is not the worst of strikers?

    did you know he was always sitting on the bench at the club who owns him and that club is a bottom half of the table club.

    so mate if you thinking he is not the worst of strikers then neither is shola ameobi.

    cisse BTW was one of the most consistant strikers to go offside last season.

    offside has got nothing to do with a manager because he is not who is on the pitch. the way players go offside is because they are either not recieving the ball quick enough or they are not getting back onside when the back line puts them offside. unless pardew is physic he can’t do anything but watch the players themselves decide when to pass the ball and move back onside.

  • 207 Rotonda heights // May 1, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Toonking

    which part of on paper……!!!

  • 208 Sazzer // May 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Krul – Fantastic save but some silly mistakes. Still have save us more than he been at fault.
    Debuchy is good going forward and wins aerial duels but his defending can’t be put in question at times.
    Colo – Decent on ball, few good reads but bad in every other category.
    Willo – wins a lot of aerial duels but is bad in every other category.
    S.Taylor – Rarely misplace a pass but is bad in every other category.
    Mbiwa – Looks lost in position and even more so out of position. Defends well but in dangerous manner when he get his positioning right.
    Dummet, Santon, Haidara – Neither of them have been good enough going forward, and their defending is below solid.
    Tiote – Could be better going forward but he is a solid defensive midfielder and Anita have helped him out – getting caught in tights spots – this season.
    Anita – have made Tiote better through his ability to get us out of tight spots and in to the opponents half with out a long ball but his defending and creative presence is not good enough.
    Sissoko – His powerful runs makes him look a better player than he his. Lazy in his defending duties could have been a powerfullback or defensive midfielder or centerback otherwise. Suitable as power midfielder/winger in some games but should be on bench most of the time.
    Gouffran – works hard on the wing mostly for nothing. He should be used mainly as an impact sub in similar way as Javier Hernandez.
    De Jong – rarely manged to get in to opponents half with out him on the pitch setting up plays. He’s been worse than Cabaye but better than everybody else as AM. But he long way from living up to his reputation as potential top striker.
    Gosling – only good thing he does is get into the opponents box. And he’s beats, not that hard to beat, Anita defensively.
    Remy – takes his chances. Overall a Quality striker.
    Cisse – Cursed by Wonga.
    Ben-arfa – Still talented

  • 209 Sazzer // May 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Hit enter a bit early. Benny doesn’t get the most his talents.
    Shola – Good at wasting time.

  • 210 Brutooon // May 1, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    silver is dull, hard for player to see at the pitch.

    still prefer bright color for our away kit
    – orange
    -yellow
    -yellow banana (championship)




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