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Magpies Win 3-0 And Fans Demonstrate Against Manager

6:06 pm, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 93 Comments

Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor scored the goals for Newcastle this afternoon, and we were the better side in the first half, but allowed Cardiff City far too much of the ball in the second half, and Cardiff had chances to win this game, before Loic Remy got his 14th goal of the season and Steven Taylor scored his 14th goal in his career at Newcastle United late in the second half.

shola ameobi heads home first goal 18 mins

Shola Ameobi heads in first goal

Newcastle started brightly, and before Shola headed in the first goal after 18 minutes Newcastle had four half-chances, and then on 22 minutes Moussa Sissoko, who had a good game today – hit the bottom of the post with a great right footed shot, and then again hit the post when a right wing cross was deflected onto the post.

And Mathieu Debuchy – who also looked good today – went close with a couple of decent opportunities.

In particular Wilfried Saha was showing up well on the left wing of Cardiff after starting on the right wing, and he would have scored after 28 minutes but for Tim Krul, who made a great save with his outstretched leg, and it was Tim again a couple of minutes later with another great save from a good Saha run.

And at half time with Cardiff City looking poor, the question was how Newcastle were only 1-0 up, but Cardiff had come back in the game after Newcastle had gone ahead.

City came out fighting for their Premier League lives in the second half, no doubt being told that Sunderland were 1-0 up at Old Trafford.

In the second half Cardiff City were in the Newcastle half far too much, and they looked dangerous and but for some poor finishing and some good  luck for Newcastle, they would have scored a few times.

And after 69 minutes some fans did leave the ground, as had been urged by some fan organizations, but maybe there were a few hundred fans who left out of over 50,000 fans at the game.

And one guy was clapping as he left – so we are not sure what that was all about – maybe it was becasue we were 1-0 ahead? 😀

For those who stayed on it was extremely frustrating, as Newcastle were second best against the bottom of the league side, and at home too.

But Tim Krul saved well and then Colo somehow managed to kick the ball off the line from a Gunnarsson’s effort after 76 minutes, as Cardiff were allowed to be dangerous by a very lackluster second half Newcastle side.

In the second half particularly, sections of the home fans chanted anti-Pardew and anti-Ashley songs and displayed banners too, and they gave their support to exiled winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who was in the stands signing autographs – and former right back Danny Simpson was also at the game, waving to the fans – it was like a circus atmosphere especially in that second half.

Things were pretty good in the first half but they deteriorated quickly in the second, and hence the increase in chants from the fans, who are completely fed up with what Newcastle have done since Boxing Day.

Cardiff center-back Ben Turner almost scored three minutes into the second half, but he hit his shot wide, when it looked easier to score.

Bellamy came on to boos from the home crowd, but he made a difference in the game, as Cardiff were pushing forward.

Mike Williamson almost scored his first goal ever for Newcastle after 57 minutes but his shot, which looked to be going in,  was deflected for a corner.

But then those two late goals settled things down and it was Remy getting his 14th goal of the season, and then Steven Taylor scoring his 14th goal for Newcastle in is 10 year career at Newcastle.

And in the end it was a decent scoreline for Newcastle, but a nervous and poor second half display.

The players came out with their kids after the final whistle, but there was no sign of Alan Pardew, who probably made the right decision not to bother to come out – after he was heckled throughout the game.

We have no idea who the manager may be when pre-season training starts in early July, but some fans made it very clear this afternoon that they simply hate Alan Pardew – and I choose my words wisely.

Newcastle fans are the best to play for when things are going well – but passion works both ways – and when we are doing very poorly – which we have been since the turn of the year – they are the hardest fans in the world to play in front of.

If that was not clear before the game today – it is crystal clear after the game.

Whether we will see any real changes at Newcastle come the end of the season – we  have no idea.

But its a very unhealthy situation at the club right now – and that is the truth.


Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett (Massadio Haidara 45); Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita (Steven Taylor 78), Yoan Gouffran (Dan Gosling 70), Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy.
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Luuk de Jong, Adam Armstrong.

Cardiff City (4-5-1): David Marshall; Fabio (Magnus Wolff Eikrem 86), Steven Caulker (c), Ben Turner, Declan John; Peter Whittingham, Aron Gunnarsson, Kim Bo-Kyung (Craig Bellamy 45), Jordon Mutch, Wilfried Zaha; Fraizer Campbell (Kenwyne Jones 73)
Subs not used: Joe Lewis, Kevin McNaughton, Don Cowie, Jo Inge Berget.

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Comments welcome.

Tags: Match Preview · Newcastle News · Premier League

93 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonbrother // May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    hope today is the last we see of colocinni at sjp. and pardew for that matter

  • 2 toonbrother // May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    arguably the worst captain and manager pairing in premiership history

  • 3 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM


    Yep well done mate, he will go so we get championship quality straight in like Williamson.

    If you think he will put Mbiwa in that spot you are dreaming, we are talking about PARDEW here.

    He put Steven Taylor in front of Mbiwa.

    Well done, for all the disgusting comments about our club captain.

  • 4 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 6:10 PM



    nolan barton and carroll are not quality but they are passionate.

    also their is a certain number that has to be named in a squad that have been in england for about 5 years before they reach the age 21, so sadly you can either have shola and saylor given extensions to their contracts or bring in new british players.

    why does a player from abroad want to come here when the north east of england is nothing but countryside to them and newcastle have nothing about them which is in big clubs even our fans are in chaos at the minute.

  • 5 jockonthetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Bellamy actually cam on to quite a few cheers and had some good natured banter with crowd who warming up, guess the tv didn’t pick it up.

  • 6 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    It took 5 yrs of Ashley for 5K to walk..
    In 45 more years stadium will be empty…

  • 7 geordie157 // May 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    I walked out of my lounge on the 69th min, is that acceptable

  • 8 jockonthetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Colocinnis contribution this season has been some curly haired babies cramlington with a claim on the Falklands, plays to get away!

  • 9 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Turkish Fan @104

    “What abt Pardew?”

    I wish mate, whats good if there is no championship manager to manage these massive influx of championship average players coming in?

    All of our flair players are going and gone, we have to accept that UNLESS some miracle happens and we sack Pardew replacing him with a good european manager like Frank De Boer or Remi Garde.

  • 10 toonbrother // May 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Disgusting players deserve disgusting comments.
    17 goals conceded in 7 games is a disgusting return for any club captain.
    Remember Colocinni was also a mainstay in the central defence that got us relegated two seasons ago.
    I just pray he takes his clownish self back to argentina and stops degrading the NUFC jersey with his disgusting performances

  • 11 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Well if MA doesnt get change the manager, this will continue on next season.
    We keep hearing how he is a shrewd businessman. Would he keep on a CEO of Sports Direct who the market hated?

  • 12 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    @geordie157 😀

  • 13 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:16 PM


    What Nolan Barton and Carroll had was that they were all very good players, we need someone with a bit of flair, someone to make that one pass to set up a goal.

    Colback is just another work horse and no better than what we already have, if thats the extent of our summer spending ambition then next season is gonna be dire

  • 14 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    One of the hardest things to implement for a manger is consistency of performance. Only the best managers can get their players to buy into their game plan and personality to achieve this.

  • 15 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Collo was outstanding today.

  • 16 Ibizatoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    JB…What we need is someone with some bloody passion.

    From the owner, to the manager and then the players, between the lot of them they have completely drained me this season. 2014 has confirmed it, but the damage was already done before this woeful run. I wasn’t a big fan of Barton, think the bloke is an idiot, but, we lack character at this club. Not surprising when the owner is a characterless, careless…hmmm…I can’t think of another “c” word. Any ideas?

  • 17 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:22 PM


    That goes without saying mate as we have none at the moment but that has to come from the top and as it stands we are a corporate shell of a club thats run on balance sheets and BS.

    But for Pardew to say he thinks the summer recruitment drive will get fans back on his side and we are, by all account after more average runners, it’s more signs that the rot is there for good

  • 18 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Absolute joke of a club.

  • 19 Average_Contents // May 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    This just sums up how I feel

    The wife: what’s up? Did you lose?

    Me: no we won

    The wife: never seen you like that before after you’ve won!

    Usually sulk like a child when we lose and nobody can talk to me 🙂 and act like a loon if we win but not today! 🙁

    Don’t get me wrong I’m happy ww won of course but I cannot stomach fat cnut or his puppet any longer!

  • 20 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:25 PM


    We lack English grit mate. With French players, as soon as things do not go their way they get huffy and their heads go down hence the reason for so many drubbings this season. With Nolan Carroll and Barton, you have graft and heart. Look what happened with the 4-4 against Arsenal. Do you think todays players that we have now could do that? I think not. Some have more ability that them 3 english players i have mentioned but they lack commitment and grit. I believe if we had of kept Carroll, Nolan and Barton with the players we currently have, we would be in the healthier position the the league and we could have still had Cabs here also. But thats an ideal world lol which never happens for NUFC. 🙂

  • 21 croftus5678 // May 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    ok first things first I am very very glad we got a result there as it will help us “if” we try to sign players.

    didnt see the game fully but from what i did the scoreline looked more flattering than the game and i was glad to see those fans walking out in protest (my personal protest was not to go at all tbh) wether ashley even cares or not we shall now find out !

  • 22 Ancientcoptic // May 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Ben Arfa at the game supporting the team. How I wish Pardew would P*** off and let this professional get coached by a manager that told him to attack instead of track back. What a god awful waste.

  • 23 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    On to the summer now and move all the dead wood out and hopefully sign some quality.

  • 24 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    no game plan, no spirit, no leadership, no communication with the fans, no buying of players but the balance sheet is good.

  • 25 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Best banner I’ve seen today read

    ‘Balance sheet champion’s 2008-20014’

  • 26 Ibizatoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    JB…I have very little hope that Ashley plans to get rid of wor Pards this summer. Tbh, I’m not sure how much I care anymore.

    I want Ashley gone. I have absolutely no faith in the man to deliver anywhere near to what we as fans want. I don’t believe he even really cares about the footballing aspect. If he does, then he’s really stupid, which I don’t think he is.

    It’s rotten. The whole concept and drive behind the club is gross. I accept there needs to be a business side to the club, probably a large side, he can’t just kill off the passion though. There is no need. What a petty sad individual.

    Anyway, I’m off. Knew it would be a bad idea coming on here, didn’t realise it would be me being the gloom. What a neggar 🙂

    Average…Just seen your post on the last thread. Sums up my feelings perfectly.

    Right, I guess I best go celebrate our big win!

  • 27 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM


    Cheer up mate, it’s not as if Pardew has six years left on his contract is it 😉

  • 28 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 6:31 PM


    what we need is players with good movement and speed not ones who stand like statues and are ball greedy.

    the commentator in the game said himself that our players were getting into the centre far to much and not using the width enough, i was replied by someone earlier who seemed to think i’m asking for hoofball when i’m saying i want crosses more, but i’m not wanting hoofball i’m wanting players using the whole of the pitch.

    when we had them 3 we had 1 winger who would get the ball into the box and as he was wide that caused more space for carroll to attempt to score then nolan was waiting for the rebound as those in the centre would be attempting to keep carroll from scoring.
    now we just see every player running into the centre which causes over crowding as all the midfielder and defenders are not having to spread out.

    the person to blame for us being linked to players like colback is not pardew at all, it’s ashley 100% because he wants cheap players.
    we shouldn’t be scouting the french league for players the best foreign league players are bundeliga and la liga.

    the price of quality player now is £20mil+ and even that is cheap for strikers.
    the time that a striker who was excellent cost £10-£20 mil is history.
    so ashley needs to stop getting so many cheap players and start spending or we are stuck with colbacks.

  • 29 Ibizatoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    1978…I wouldn’t say it needs to be English grit, but certainly grit.

    I can think of a load of Brits who I wouldn’t want turning up wearing the black and white stripes. We need a decent balance. We desperately need a leader or two, someone to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and the rest of the players if need by. Heck, even the manager.

    Anyway, i’m outta here. Take it easy all.

  • 30 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    @Toon1978 just to put things into perspective, we did get relegated with Carroll, Nolan and Barton in the team

  • 31 croftus5678 // May 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    so…….maybe this has forced ashley to spend !!! really hope so as imo ashley is more than half to blame !

    carr will now recruit some decent players hopefully ! (carr is the only person who i think always does a good job)

    but will pards be able to take those good players and make us an attacking team that can score some goals and push into the top 6 ??? i do doubt it and in an ideal world i’d have nobby in charge or an attacking manager atleast but time will tell !

  • 32 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM


    The first thing we need is the right manager as it doesn’t matter who we have or who we want to sign as under Pardew they will be ruined.

    I honestly can’t see Ashley trusting the summers rebuilding thats being reported

  • 33 Ibizatoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    JB…Just no need. I didn’t realise you had such a nasty side 🙂

    Have a good one.

  • 34 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    to Alan Pardew

  • 35 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM



  • 36 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM


    Sorry mate, have a drink for me 😀

  • 37 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Turkish 101 @ 3 – the disgusting comments about our Captain?

    Is this the same man who has publically stated that he wants out of Newcastle ASAP to return to Argentina? Is this the same man who’s wife walked out on him because of his actions?

    He’s captain because P45DUE has alienated just about everyone else to keep the “Captain” in the side. Our best performances in defence this year were with M’biwa & Willo – Collo comes back from his jolly to Argentina and M’biwa was instantly dropped to make way. We then started conceeding goals left, right & center.

    Why is he captain? Tiote is far better in the role.

  • 38 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:35 PM

  • 39 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:36 PM


    We got promotion with them 3 in the team and got us a 12th the season after in the EPL with true grit and leadership BUT even then, we lacked creativity. A HBA and Cabaye to compliment those 3 players would have been a good mix. Best of both worlds in creativity, flair, fight and leadership 🙂

  • 40 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    He’ll fight on!

  • 41 JAMSHA // May 3, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    come on cityyyyyyyyyyyyy…. m laughn at my liverfooll fan frnd

  • 42 Toon Tang // May 3, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Mancity flying

  • 43 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    thump from last thread 60 mins was the time for the last 2 weeks NUST came in and said 69 wat 4 days ago just to get there name to it by the sounds of it

    so again a shambles even with a fuskin protest because of people wanting to make a name for themselves instead of uniting for the great of the club

    and people pay these groups money!!?

    how about everyone saves there money and doesn’t turn up for the 1st 3 or so games of the season!

    makes a hell of alot more sense than paying your money to a protest group then paying to watch the game and then walk out lol

  • 44 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Ibiza @ 16 – spot on mate. We have been a joke since the Stoke game with still no sign of improvement. The defence is coached by P45DUE – is it any wonder we are bottom of the form table, until today’s result.

  • 45 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    We got relegated with Owen, Martins,Beye,Viduka,Duff, just to name a few. Carroll, Barton and Nolan had balls and stopped the extra season to get us back in the EPL. The others jumped ship like rats that they are.

  • 46 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    well all 3 had good reason to leave, which has been well documented.

    The player I wish stayed was Milner

  • 47 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM


    The problem is that under Ashley the like’s of Barton and Nolan we outed as they had a voice of their own and Carroll had a nice price tag

  • 48 Big Pappa Cissé // May 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    If anyone thinks that 3-0 victory was convincing they better think again .

    We were decent for 10 minutes when we score the first goal but other than that it was dross as usual and an awful game. They were the much better team in the second half and we only scored two more goals because they were giving everything to try and stay up .

    Also Pardew going 3 at the back at home to the worst club in the league tells you everything you need to know about the man . Couldn’t handle getting booed in the technical area so he sent out Carver FFS .


  • 49 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    but how are we going to get what you want when

    A. carroll gets sold and not replaced

    B. the summer following on from our 5th place we only bring in anita

    C. after ba is sold we don’t bring in a striker

    D. following a season of relegation we do nothing in a summer window just bring JFK

    E. we sell a quality player “cabaye” but replace him with nothing for a 3rd time running

    F have become the first top flight english team to not spend in either transfer windows of the same season, just bring a loan player in.

    never in a million years would decent managers want that.

    so basically lets just hope for quality players to come here this summer then when next season kicks off pardew will know that he has only got a certain number of games to prove himself as ashley will most certainly not accept poor form when he spend what he loves most “cash”.

  • 50 toonluvva // May 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Toon1978 & Ibizatown

    I agree we lack the grit & determination to see us through those difficult games that always happen during each season.

    However, Nolan and Carroll are in our past and not our future. But you are right that we need players who will roll up their sleeves and grind out a result when necessary.

    I believe that P45due is not the manager who is capable of motivating players to go that extra mile. In fact, he cannot even get the best out of our flair players either.

    Difficult day today. Pleased for 3 points, but disappointed at the same time that P45due will “spin” this result as justification for continuing as our mis-manager next season.

  • 51 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    I had to straighten out a foolish blogger earlier who moaned about me wanting Andy Carroll to sign again.

  • 52 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM


    I was over the moon when SBR brought Milner in as i was when we brought in Woody. However, i think Milner is highly over rated now. There is no way i would take him to the world cup.

  • 53 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:44 PM


    Sorry mate but you’ve lost me now as i agree with what you are saying in your last post, but what I’ve said is that the like’s of Colback are not the answer to our problems

  • 54 Scottiedog // May 3, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Well done to the team today for a good win! Seems 4-4-2 is the way forward for this team.

    Next up I am truly disgusted by many fans who are not getting behind the team today and probably really wanted us to lose so they can moan more!!! Take a look down the road at Sunderland Ffs, fans get behind the team and they have pulled out some great results!!

    We are 9th at the moment and will finish 10th at the worst, there is no way Ashley is going to sell so why not get behind him, encourage him to invest more rather than destroying him at every opportunity.

    Support the team

  • 55 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM


    I agree, but i do believe a return for Carroll could still be on the cards 🙂

  • 56 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Colback is a really promising player who would prove beneficial.

  • 57 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Colback……No thanks lol. Yes to Jonjo Shelvey.

  • 58 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    bpc they were the much better team in the second half for 1 minute lol

    come on ya can’t say we were only good for 10 mins and then say they were better the whole second half!!

    they had 3 chances in a minute thats all they offered the whole half where as we scored 2

  • 59 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:47 PM


    But he’s no better than what we already have and potential talent and Pardew equals disaster

  • 60 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Milner is playing a decent role at Citeh now when he gets a game, especially recently including today

    I would have him back in a heartbeat

  • 61 valle // May 3, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    You can say allot about Pardew, but he took that very well. I have allot of respect for his reaction, even though I still think we need a new manager with some new ideas.

  • 62 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    He’s a tidy left footer and we haven’t got many of them, and any team that can field Anita needs players urgently.

  • 63 kevymartins // May 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Ben Arfa was in with the fans signing Autographs and bowing an all he wen’t to the pitch for the lap of honor. He was with danny simo?

  • 64 Big Pappa Cissé // May 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    @ manx

    If you think we were the better team in the second half other than the final 5 minutes you are blind m8 .

    They dominated play and I thought deserved a point (in the second half), bearing in mind they are the worst team in the league FACT .

  • 65 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    valle watch it mate you’ll be labelled very soon because he is the problem for this club lol

  • 66 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Sorry but with Abied coming back we need to look elsewhere as Colback is not the answer at this club unless he’s one of a whole host of players coming and is used as a squad member

  • 67 Big Pappa Cissé // May 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Milner puts ay of our wide men to shame and I would love him back here . Never going to happen though as he seems happy warming the bench at City .

  • 68 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Summer recruitment…Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…

  • 69 hibbit // May 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    colback is going to everton

  • 70 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Mr Butler let the fact he’s a young midfielder wash over you instead of the fact that he plays for Sunderland cloud your decision making process.

  • 71 anthc // May 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Wonder if pardew piped that interviewer off. Good football? We had one really good move down the right in the first half but the rest was pretty average in my eyes.
    I think pardew got off lightly tbh but he really is a pleb. Difficult environment? Count yourself lucky, you should be stacking shelves in asda you moron. No offence to asda workers intended!

  • 72 Oleg G // May 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Pathetic from the fans who staid. They are nothing more than just blind supporters who are like sheep. Believe that they cannot do anything about the situation and accept the situation at the club as a given.
    No balls, no heart.

    Those 5K people who left are a very small minority and this means that Ashley and Pardew are backed up by those “fans”who staid and they get a green light to continue doing what they are doing.

  • 73 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Mr. validator please don’t presume to know why I am against signing another average player as it has nothing at all to do with who he currently plays for but is based on what he offers

  • 74 Rotonda heights // May 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    the greedy, selfish b——d won’t go. 2nd half was disgusting until Cardiff desperately threw everyone forward, leaving huge gaps and got picked off late in the day.

  • 75 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    bpc even the commentators said there was no drive or ergency for them and btw they were fighting for something!!
    infact they were fighting for there prem lives ffs

    so to win 3-0 very easily apart from a couple of great saves plus ya seem to have forgotton that we hit the bar and post plus debuchy and sisko both wasted chances

    it seems you were supporting the other team to me like!

  • 76 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Mr Butler you’ll soon realise that I am perfectly correct in my appraisal.

  • 77 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    we need more creative players in midfield. at the moment there is too much pressure on sissoko to create everything with HBA relegated to the stands and cabaye sold for a tidy profit

  • 78 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    what i’m saying is that ashley is the one who doesn’t want to pay for the decent players only colback.
    if your blaming pardew for wanting colback well you should blame carr for the scouting of the french players rather than german and la liga.

    pardew has got nothing to do with who comes in during transfers at all, the reason colback is linked with us is because ashley doesn’t want to spend £20 million on decent players he wants to spend £5-£10 mil which gets rubbish like colback so it’s ashley fault 100%

    the point i make about if we were to get decent players is that ashley would never accept bad play after giving pardew money to spend so he will sack him after 10 games and get a new manager in because if pardew is expect to make a player who was poor at his previous club ie marvo, good here why should a decent one turn the players who get pardewed next season into decent ones.

    but as for the sacking of pardew before transfers, their is no chance of getting these quality coach as the club is not ambitious so why bother coming.

  • 79 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Mr. validator just keep telling yourself that, you never know, maybe one day you’ll even manage to convince yourself

  • 80 Rotonda heights // May 3, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    one win in god knows how long against one of the worst teams ever seen at sjp and pardew loving manx suddenly reappears.

  • 81 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM


    Marveuax poor at his former club?


    Did you watch the lad at all as by saying that you obviously didn’t!

  • 82 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Oleg g,

    Let it go mate. You are a minority accept it, laugh at Perdew and move on.
    There will be plenty of entertainment in the summer…jonjo shelvey…hahahahaha

  • 83 Small World // May 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Far better atmosphere at the match today

    The crowd were much more behind the team than of late and gave Ashley and Pardew hell.

    Pardew hid in his dugout. Ben Arfa appeared in the stands behind me beside a section of the crowd who were giving Pardew some serious stick. Danny Simpson then appeared beside him. It was bizarre

    Stewards were going over to stop fans getting their autographs but couldn’t stop all of the banners sporadically appearing around the ground. Whenever they waded in to confiscate them, they were screwed up and passed around.

    The few hundred who walked out got a good round of applause from those of who stayed. It was a great act – we all chose our own way to show displeasure with the management and still get behind the team.

    Going to the match is all about the atmosphere and occasion and something I’ll never give up on. Today was enjoyable, just as it was to see the players lap of honour at the end with Ryan Taylor’s tiny lad sticking one in the Gallowgate net

    With a half decent manger next season and a reasonable spend on players maybe more of the entertainment will come from the on pitch activities. But will that happen? we’ll see.

  • 84 validator // May 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Mr Butler a rather rapacious retort from your good self!

  • 85 Rotonda heights // May 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM


    of course we were supporting the other side . D’urr!!!!

    In a meaningless match we wanted pardew out. That result just prolongs the agony for all right thinking football fans.

  • 86 toon kk // May 3, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Oleg G
    agree with what you say. The majority of people just go to watch a football match and if we win its a bonus.
    Most have a short memory, one win and some think we’re ok again.
    We’ll be shown for what we are against Liverpool, probably a record loss.

  • 87 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    rotonda haha i suddenly reappear do i??

    it shows you ain’t been watching for a while then

    are you gonna post some more bollocks that you post as fact like lukaku was out for “nearly 3 months” (it started as 2 months btw!) where as in actual fact he missed 3 prem games!! lol! and remember you posted that continuosly so yeah my points are thought out unlike yours fella so wat was wrong with my point exactly!!?

  • 88 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    rotonda no it doesn’t ffs
    it just means next year you’ll be saying the same with another manager but even worse than pardew

    if you cant see that then god help the club!

  • 89 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    scottiedog 54
    you have said you word perfectly their mate

    just to add to you post i will put the other club down the A19 middleboro their stadium is now so empty and flags are banned from their group it’s so quiet. ashley split up the singing section here at st james park and now i can see him banning banners from the stadium.
    basically he is the owner so he can do what ever he wants.
    we as fans should just forget about the owner and just show support to the manager and team because acting like we are is just telling the world not to bother risking themselves coming as managers will be classed as puppets, players will have to do well 24/7 and the owner himself will just keep taking control of grabbing money.

  • 90 StuW // May 3, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    If we were playing this style of football, but performing better(ie winning games and finishing higher) I along with others would be happy enough.

    But….if we were playing entertaining football, and finishing similar positions, I would begrudgingly take that. But we are doing neither. There has to be q point where we assess everything football-wise.

    Pardshole has no idea how to play football any higher than mid table. To win games at the next level, there has to be an ability for a manager to adapt his tactics properly to suit the flow of the game or the opponent itself.

    I do understand pardew when he says it’s all turned pear shaped since Cabaye left. But, there was lack of intention to bring in a replacement.

  • 91 StuW // May 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    If we were playing this style of football, but performing better(ie winning games and finishing higher) I along with others would be happy enough.

    But….if we were playing entertaining football, and finishing similar positions, I would begrudgingly take that. But we are doing neither. There has to be q point where we assess everything football-wise.

    Pardshole has no idea how to play football any higher than mid table. To win games at the next level, there has to be an ability for a manager to adapt his tactics properly to suit the flow of the game or the opponent itself.

    I do understand pardew when he says it’s all turned pear shaped since Cabaye left. But, there was lack of intention and/or determination to bring in a replacement, even on loan. The two we chased(Cabella and Grenier) were never leaving their clubs until the end of the season. There was no backup plan. No third or fourth choice in case if that.

    Even a loan would have done until the end of the season. Or, why not recall Abeid or Vuckic and give them q proper chance?

    I hope pqrds leaves, but the excuses are going to be the same under him or any other manager. “couldn’t get them over the line”. Expect to hear it this summer lads…

  • 92 Matt // May 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Steven Caulker
    Andy Carroll
    Scott Sinclair
    Matt Jarvis
    hangalaand from Fulham
    Micah Richards
    Gabby agbonlahor
    Pardew out Steve Bruce or Glen hoddle or David moyes in even uwe rosler from Wigan


  • 93 Matt // May 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    De jong

    And I forgot to add Ben foster to the in list

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