Newcastle Fans Expecting 7th Successive Defeat Today


I guess that when we have lost six games in a row and looked hopeless in most of those games, and only scored two goals in the process, the confidence of Newcastle fans isn’t exactly at its peak – instead – there is a lot of anger, despair  and frustration with the club.

fab coloccini new strip

Fab Coloccini – at least we had the new strips out this week
That was good news wasn’t it?
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Cardiff have 5 points from their last six games, as they fight for their Premier League survival, and the majority of Newcastle fans – 55% – expect Newcastle to lose today, and only just over one in five expect us to win the game.

Come to think of it if we lose then  Sunderland fans wouldn’t be too pleased, after they hammered Cardiff 4-0 last Sunday at the Stadium of Light.

And they are at a rejuvenated Manchester United today, and then play at home to West Brom on Wednesday and at home to Swansea on the following Sunday in their final game – and they could still go down – with their home form having been poor this season.

But Sunderland were given a penalty just before half time last Sunday, and a Cardiff player was sent off and that’s what we need – and it would be even better if two Cardiff players are sent off.

We’d have an improved chance of even winning the game – assuming we can score a goal.

Comments welcome.


95 comments so far

  • niafron

    May 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope it will be an entertaining game…

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  • Ron Knee

    May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    This is what Pardew said after the Arsenal fiasco:
    “I’m looking at the job as a long-term opportunity for myself. That’s how you have to focus.”
    In other words, to hell with the club. I’m all right, Jack!

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  • Oldgit1

    May 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    I think the voters for a loss is hoping that by losing Pardew gets the sack. Can’t see any other reason as we are playing the bottom club.

    I include myself in that. Sad it’s come to this.

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  • toonincheek

    May 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    NUFC specialise in doing the opposite of what is expected.

    I predict ba draw.

    Bugger all good to either club.

    Sods Law.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Niafron…how are you doing mate? Still watching the games in France?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Tequila
    Many many terrier fans were happy to see him go due to his “negative” brand of football
    Brum have a much better squad than propping up the table

    Like i said if he wasn’t a Geordie no one would mention him in the same breathe as Newcastle manager

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  • niafron

    May 3, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    @Jesper

    Still!

    Since Yesterday, Monaco is officially second of Ligue 1, and therefore, straight qualified for the CPL.

    Tonight, we got the final of the french national cup, Rennes vs Guingamp. A great event in France.

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  • niafron

    May 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    About the cup, is there some discussions in England about Cup’s winner playing the CPL?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Oldgit
    Sunderland were bottom of the table when they done the double over us and pretty sure Fulham were (possibly?) bottom of the league when they beat us

    PCardiff have it all to play for and are desperate for a result
    Our lads are just desperate for the season to finish

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  • magoo

    May 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    so Pardew hasn’t spoken to Ash for a few weeks? Whilst all this is going on ? Sounds to me like he’s left the muppet to hang himself. Sounds to me like he wants Pardew to soak up the pressure and resign thereby saving himself a few quid.

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  • niafron

    May 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11

    In fact, C1 and C2 were played by teams who won a trophy, C3 was, as Beckenbauer once said, the cup of the losers.

    Wasn’t an elegant way to point that out, but it was some truth in that.

    So, with only two european cups remaining, i consider it would be justice to have the winner of the cup in the CPL and the fourth team of the league in Europa league…

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    fatty is basically an absentee landlord raking in the money

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 3, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Niafron

    Glad to see you on good sir.

    The problem with giving a cup winner a CL spot means in theory you could get some very weak teams in eufa’s showcase competition and I don’t think they want that.

    The game is money driven and people around the world would rather see arsenal get champions league in 4th place than have to watch Portsmouth/Wigan types in it. Same for sponsors and advertisers.

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #14
  • JAMSHA

    May 3, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #15

    wasnt der a news pardew spoke to ash n he said he would make money avaible?? n now he says he has spoken with him… hmmn fkr is a lier

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Jamsha

    That story was that agley had spoke to coloccini to assure him money was available to keep players happy.

    No idea if true or not. Sounds like the rubbish we get this time of year to make people buy season tickets.

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Jamsha, P45DUE tells Carr what he thinks he needs in the way of players. Carr, Mashley, Charnley, P45DUE then look at the various options.

    Mashley then tells Charnley who he can sign, how much he can spend – P45DUE has no say in the matter.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Niafron…I am not sure, but money is sure a huge problem with football these days because you cannot have a discussion about what’s best for football without it will be all about money and what us spectators supposedly wants to see…like they know?

    …everyone loves an underdog!

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  • toon kk

    May 3, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19

    The way MA and the so called board are running the club it will get to the stage no half decent player will want to come.
    What a mess.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 3, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    hmmmm another doomd season waitng … gald il be goin on rigs… will stay away untill these 2 dogs leave our club

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 3, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #21

    kk

    the day will come when we field 11 loanees

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  • magoo

    May 3, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Graeme@14 – excellent article.

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Wofshead – is there not a limit on the number of loan players a club is allowed to use? I have no idea, but would be interested to know!!!

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  • guvnor

    May 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    Newcastle United, to win 3-1! Cardiff City are relegated.

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25

    The answer for the Football League is a maximum of 5 loan players at any club. They can be “Short Term Loans” – under 93 days and “Long Term Loans” – yes, you geussed it – more than 93 days.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #26

    graeme

    it would be unusual but theres no rules against it which surprises me that fatty hasnt gone ahead with it already

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  • wolfshead@toon

    May 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #27

    @25

    disregard haha although im sure a lower league side fielded more than that in a match once

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  • Average_Contents

    May 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #28

    I think the maximum for prem clubs is 3 but don’t hold me to that lol

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  • guvnor

    May 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    The sun is shining and the Toon are on the march!

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  • toon kk

    May 3, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Guvnor
    our players are busy putting sun screen on, they think there on vacation so I think they’ll struggle with that 3-1. They aren’t earning there wages these days neither is P45due

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  • lesh

    May 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Mike Ashley’s claim is that he’s modelling Newcastle United on Arsenal however, if one compares Arsenal FC’s vision and Mission Statement with the way he’s been running our club, there appear to be some slight variaion.

    Just how many boxes has Ashley’s ownership ticked so far?

    Arsenal FC Vision and Mission Statements
    Arsenal FC Vision

    To provide a world class soccer program that develops world class soccer players.

    Arsenal FC Mission Statements

    –To provide high level coaching to nurture and develop local talent through a technical and tactical training program combined with game competition at the highest level.

    –To staff Arsenal FC with the best and most passionate soccer coaches in the Southern California area.

    –To gain relentless support and participation from our parents, alumni, and communities.

    –To partner with other soccer organizations and non-soccer organizations that can help us reach and achieve our vision.

    –To develop and improve our facilities and equipment.

    –To improve our marketing, messaging and communication.

    –To be financially self sufficient.

    Ok, the last one’s going in the right direction but……

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  • guvnor

    May 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Its a new month, so a change of Fortune against Cardiff City is on the cards!

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  • yo-yo

    May 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #33

    Extract from Graeme’s posted article that says it all….

    “The chances are Newcastle will finish ninth this season and yet this feels like the most damaging season since the club were relegated to the Championship in 2008.

    Some theorise that this is even worse. At least supporters had defiance and energy in the face of the club tottering into the abyss: the atmosphere at home games since the turn of the year has been funereal.”

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #34

    Guvnor – the only thing at SJP that is new – the month!!
    At least it changes, as a minimum, of every 28 days – nothing has changed at NUFC in the 7 years MA has owned the club.

    Oh, except his bank balance has grown, which no doubt has been assisted by having SJP as his free advertising hoarding!!!

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  • guvnor

    May 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Could this be the first double Newcastle United have completed this season, if they were to win today?

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  • onepeterb

    May 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #36

    I keep asking myself who will bow the winners if we all work out. Supporters? No players? No. Management ? No. Press and TV.? Yes

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #37

    Yo-Yo @ 33 – thats not an article by me mate!!

    You have the wrong Author me thinks.

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  • lesh

    May 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #38

    Before anyone jumps on my previous Arsenal related post, here’s another take from the London club! It looks as though it’s been tweeked to suit US operations.

    http://kennethcortsen.com/football-economy/guest-blog-arsenal-football-club-brand-strength/

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  • guvnor

    May 3, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #39

    Toon!

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  • toon kk

    May 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Trouble is if we win today alot will think we’ve turned a corner, P45DUE will definitely keep his job, MA will wonder what all the fuss is about.
    But the cancer is still there.

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