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Newcastle Win 3-0 In Nervous Performance – Cardiff Relegated

5:17 pm, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 116 Comments

Newcastle won this game 3-0 against a poor looking Cardiff City side who are now relegated to the Championship after one season in the Premier League, and while Newcastle played well in the first half, and Sissoko put over a great cross for Shola to head home after 18 minutes for his second successive goal in home games, it was a very nervous second half for Newcastle,  before late goals from Loic Remy (who else?) and Steven Taylor – who scored his 14th goal for the club, in what could turn out to be his final appearance at St. James’ Park.

shola opens scoring cardiff

Shola Ameobi – after scoring first goal

And there was a walk-out after 69 minutes, but not many fans took the advice of the fan groups – and most stayed on – but it was still a frustrating afternoon, with Newcastle playing very nervously in that second period, and before Remy scored the second after 87 minutes,  Cardiff were in with a chance to even win the game but missed their chances.

But we suppose that is what happens when Newcastle have not won a game in the last six., and they were certainly nervous until the Remy goal.

But before the second goal Cardiff had chances that they could not take, and Newcastle had to be thankful to Tim Krul for one great save,  and Coloccini somehow kicked off the line seconds later – and Cardiff had three good chances in a minute after 76 minutes of the game, as the visitors were in Newcastle’s half for most of the second half. :(

And after 79 minutes Vurnon Anita was replaced by Steven Taylor, as Newcastle were defending to try to get the win.

Not what you expect when you are playing the bottom of the league side at home.

Stoke hammered Fulham 4-1 at home so remain 2 points behind Newcastle, and if Crystal Palace don’t beat Liverpool at home on Monday night we are at least 10th in the league.

Fulham are relegated because Sunderland deservedly won 1-0 at Old Trafford to get 10 points form their last four games and they should have had four wins being unlucky not to get the win at the Etihad stadium in the first of those four games.

My pal Peter, who is a Sunderland fan – will be very happy (indeed).

As expected, there were chants from the crowd wanting Pardew out, and banners wanting both Ashley and Pardew out – but after this 3 points with the probability we can still finish in 10th place – it could well e that no changes will be made by owner Mike Ashley.

We will have to see what happens after our final game next Sunday at Liverpool.

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116 responses so far ↓

  • 1 davetoon // May 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    repost:
    I am going to hold out hope for a few more months as surely Mashley can see that things need to change.

    I almost wish the message from the fans to Mashley was what he needed to do as in new manager, new players rather than sell up cos that isnt gonna happen and will get us nowhere

  • 2 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Very lovely!

  • 3 toonluvva // May 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    How did the walkout go anyone?

  • 4 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    i think myself it is going to be that pardew will be with us at the start of the season.

    i ask fans everywhere to do this club a favour. rather than screaming at this fat greedy b@stard and asking or pardew to get sacked lets all just get behind the team and return the stadium to it’s old atmosphere because we will surely be getting more players this summer and they all come because they consider fans loyal.

    the number of fans remaining today shows it’s going to be just too hard to get him out and as for good managers we will get one after 10 games next season.

  • 5 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    well that “mass walk out” went well didn’t it?

    always gonna fail stupid protest decision!

    they all payed the money to the exact person there protesting about!

    why not get the same ammount of people that walked protest outside the ground sky would be all over it

  • 6 toonluvva // May 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    No doubt P45due will claim this as a “turning point” for NUFC.

    I just can’t wait for the season to end to put me out of misery until August.

  • 7 Kamikaze Koala // May 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    I was reading the late sir bobby robson biography and the season we finished 5th, when the players went on the lap of honor 35 thousand left the ground before hand only 15 thousand stayed, harsh/well deserved matter of opinion, but please forgive me (i understand people bring their kids who want to watch the toon, so not to be a total prick), the fans who clapped and cheered the players are nothing more then pathetic lemmings and im ashamed of my fellow toon supporter

  • 8 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    The walkout was a damp squib!

  • 9 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    tiote for me all over the pitch and him and collo showed the passion that we wan’t to see

  • 10 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    davetoon

    How long can we live in “hope” for mate??

    Clearly this match was going to decide his future, but unfortunately he got rather too lucky with the likes of Krul and Coloccini saving his @ss.

    Another 6 years is what the fans should expect as minumum as due to fans keep on attending and cheering on the team for the awful football we play, the more he will come out with stupid comments of how he is the “right man” for the job.

    Keep on paying into the regime and not protesting, I do not understand what else you can complain and argue about, cause the fans are the only people responsible for this mess to go on for ages now. Since 2008, thats over 6 years now.

    I wish I had as much hope in me as you did mate, but all the hope has been sucked out by the cancer and growing tumour in the club.

  • 11 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    It’s not fair to insult fans who stayed rather than walking out. They wanted to watch their team play and get behind the players on the pitch. Protest at half time, maybe everyone then their backs but I wouldn’t have walked out either.

    Fair play to those who did for at least following through, but I don’t happen to agree with them.

  • 12 Toon Tang // May 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Why cant I vote Arma?

  • 13 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Coloccini is definitely off, he was shredding a few tears whilst walking and clapping in the lap of honour.

  • 14 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Anita is a disgrace if he’d stayed on I’d have walked out!

  • 15 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    But when are these protesting fans going to grasp that they don’t represent the majority of fans?

    Even 2 bickering groups who wanted to walk out at different times apparently?! Even the protestors couldn’t agree on something as simple as the minute to walk out!

  • 16 AaranD // May 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Don’t agree with all the sick abuse Pardew is getting, only human the poor sod and the players and the board have not helped him at all. Overall done a decent job, but the team he had a one point promised so much more.

    I do agree with him getting moved on though, the club is leaderless right now lacking purpose and direction and needs reconstructing all the way through with principles of a way to play football.

  • 17 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Fans sitting there insinuate that no changes are needed…

    Whatever were we arguing about…

  • 18 Kamikaze Koala // May 3, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    I’m sorry ToonDarnSarf, it is what it is!!! If you asked all them fans if your happy with the situation how many wold say “i like whats happening”, none would but they do nothing and when people stand up and do something honorable they do nothing…

  • 19 p // May 3, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Nice to see solskjar relegated at st james, never forget him bringing that toon player who was through on goal (was it robert?) way back when.

    Always thought him as a dirty cheat willing to disgrace himself for his master.

  • 20 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    they are not trying to say that they do represent the majority, they are simply standing up for what they believe in, agree with them or not they are entitled to do that

  • 21 AaranD // May 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Don’t get my wrong it’s all well and good booing him and all that jazz, that’s part of football. But some of the things fans have been saying is a step over the line.

  • 22 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    The seats next to me went empty and I found a tenner!

  • 23 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    TDS – and since when did you get elected to represent them??

  • 24 Toon Tang // May 3, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    reet, everton mancity should be interesting anyways, will see yous on the other side

  • 25 stuart no9 // May 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    446stuart no9 // May 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    So we beat Cardiff reserves 3-0 . Well done . And well done to the scabs who stayed behind to cheer the con man and his troops off at the final whistle . You will be sorry next year . You had your chance toake a statement today , but you let every true fan down .thanks

  • 26 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Graeme

    Ever since he is the propaganda tool for the cockney regime.

    He probably gets private transactions by the club or should I say “SportsDirect”.

  • 27 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Kamikaze

    Honourable in whose opinion? Not mine. I give them credit for at least following through with it, unlike the cowards who no doubt said they would walk out and then refused…but I think the honourable thing is to get behind the team.

  • 28 manxpie // May 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    was watching football focus earlier and it showed crystal palaces club secretary who was just like any other secretary i.e middle aged woman but guess wat at this club he’s now director of football!!

    if that doesn’t show to anyone that a new manager isn’t in any way shape or form the answer to this clubs promblems then you probably deserve to be saying the same things over and over for seasons to come!

  • 29 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    TDS

    The honourable thing is to get behind the team!!!

    When have they given us something worth getting behind???

  • 30 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Jack

    I’m not referring to the people who walked out. I’m referring to those of them who will be on here insulting people who didn’t. Those who are on this blog regularly insulting people who don’t want to react the way they do. They are a minority. That was just proven.

  • 31 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    TDS

    The abuse today was from those who didn’t walk out towards those who did

  • 32 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Well this proves my point, the majority are behind Pardew and blame the players for the second half of the season.

    NUFCfans.co.uk ?@nufcfans 14 mins
    Every time Pardew came out of the dugout, he was booed – and when he sat down he was cheered. #NUFC

    Josh P ?@JoshParker3 11 mins
    @nufcfans thats f****g sickening, its the players faults they haven’t been performing. He isn’t on the playing field is he!!

  • 33 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    TDS,

    It was about sending a message to Pardew/Ashley..
    Its not about which method of protest suits an individual..

    Theres no point putting Ashley Out or Pardew Out on your bedroom wall saying thats my preferred method of protest..

    I lost hope in Ashley…then in Pardew…Then in coaches…Then in Players…and Finally in Fans…

  • 34 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    The true fans stayed.

  • 35 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Turkish 101 – TDS is entitled to his opinion just the same as you and I do. That he doesnt agree with me is absolutely fine, we have disagreed on several occasions, over the years.

    Abusing him for his view is wrong and not acceptable.

  • 36 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Graeme

    I don’t claim to. All sorts of different fans. I don’t agree with those who walked out but it’s their right to if they want. I’d rather see more unity with the fans and maybe all turning their backs once the players have left the pitch at half time.

  • 37 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    I am not Pardew fan but tbf, M.Ashley has hung Pards out to dry. He sells the clubs best players and expects Pardew to do a job with a paper thin squad. Selling Cabaye was the biggest mistake NUFC have done since the B.Robson sacking. Collo was our best player today, had it not een for him, Cardiff would have equalized and probably would have sensed blood and went for the jugular. Big thanx to Collo. Unfortunately, he probably will not be here next season. There will be a few others on their bike also. Debuchy, Remy, Hba just t o name a few. BIG rebuilding to do.

  • 38 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    JB,

    TDS is right…it was proved !!

  • 39 Barras // May 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    The true fans left.

  • 40 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Jack

    We’re still in 9th mate and we won 3-0 today so there are 11 clubs in worse positions! I want Pardew to be replaced but things are just not as bad as some maintain.

  • 41 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I got ones tenner

  • 42 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Jack

    I saw abuse both ways. Don’t hold with it either way. I don’t agree with those who walked out but at least they had convictions and left when we were winning.

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Dare i ask if Pardew has done his post match BS yet?

    Two years running he’s been to gutless to face the fans at the end of the season

  • 44 thepict // May 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Walk out was well supported wasn’t it? Some of us actualy have a mind off our own. No foreigner is going to tell me what to do.

  • 45 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    manxpie

    just face it mate newcastle fans are far too short term.

    their are very few like us two who think about the long term of the club.

    this season was a very good first half but that is history. that is why HBA is so great a player, he has lots of poor games and just 1 good game but one good game is good when they are short term fans.

    i just wish fans would either all unit and do the protest like liverpool did because the way they are acting at the minute is just embarrassing.

  • 46 aidytoon9 // May 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Let’s be happy then because teams are below us? No way!
    What’s the point if people think like that.
    Well done to the people who walked out!

  • 47 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Graeme

    Yes that was too far from me apologies.

    I am all wind up due to the final result of being stuck with Pardew another 6 years at LEAST and the amount of dire stupid negative football on that pitch to come, along with championship quality……

    Putting on Steven Taylor and switching 5 at the back……
    Leaving Armstrong on the bench again………………………..
    More lies, more excuses, more dedicated wins to “mike” next season…….

    I have had enough, if he does not get sacked over the summer I will not even watch a NUFC game.

  • 48 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Theartfuldodger

    What was the message then? That maybe 10% of fans are prepared to leave a bit early? Would have been more effective if they didn’t turn up at all.

  • 49 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    TDS
    So looks like we’re finishing 9th and Pardews achieved his minimal target, no reason to sack him now i suppose eh, now he’s met his written target from the club and all

  • 50 Slank // May 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    So possibly over 45,000 fans didn’t walk out.

  • 51 welshgeordie9 // May 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    So we won 3-0 and we had a sort of a protest today, so that’s done what’s going to happen next.

  • 52 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    Things are not as bad as some maintain???

    Scored less goals at SJP than the side that was relegated, a manager who was banned for seven games for headbutting another player, best player sold and not replaced, six game losing run in the EPL etc etc etc etc

    No mate you are right everything is rosey

  • 53 mag // May 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Boycott the stadium until August!

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Ross Barkley take a bow son!!!

  • 55 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Slank

    Mate, all the people that left was most likely the people that cancelled there season tickets as well.

    So not many fans have cancelled their season tickets, and they are much happy with the ongoing slaughter of the club.

  • 56 Toon Tang // May 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    that were celebrated bu the whole of liverpool eh

  • 57 kevymartins // May 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    To the people that were saying about Lukaku the other day what was it I said? There team is not all Lukaku I named Mirallas Baines and (BARKLEY) What a f***ing goal.

  • 58 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    When we are relegated/ close to relegation next season…we will be posting links to this very thread and discussing..

  • 59 Cantbuyye // May 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    I know the Steward who trued to take the banner down was only doing his job but the big geordie who blocked him was brilliant, can’t lip read but he probably said something like “How man, if you touch that f@kcing banner I’ll throw you down that stairs lol.

  • 60 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Everton 1-0 up

  • 61 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Great to hear the Pardew out chants and watching him run off at the end like the coward he is!!!!!!.

  • 62 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    I was not one of those who left but tbf, those who did can only vent their anger and opinions by leaving the stadium early and waving banners. These rich owneres are so far removed from reality there is no other way to let Ashley know how the fans feel. People work hard to pay for expensive season tickets so they want to see a winning team and a trophy once in a blue moon. Unfortunately, NUFC couldnt win a raffle atm nevermind a trophy. The only way to do that is to stop selling our best players and invest money in the team. Give the manager the tools to win something. Even the great Bobby Robson would struggle to finish top half with sme of the muppets we have playing for us atm. Great win today though :)

  • 63 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    TADS

    I’d still like to see him gone. But at least the club can justify keeping him if they want to. If he’s our manager when next season kicks off and if we set a target of minimum top 8 then I’ll be right behind him and the team.

  • 64 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Pardew: “Coming to the sideline I was antagonising them so I took a seat. We need to start next season strong.” #nufc

  • 65 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Pardew: “You have to be resilient. Some of the criticism has been left field and over the top and that has fuelled the anger here.” #nufc

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Kevy
    That goal was right out the top draw mate! What a screamer

    TDS
    Top 8? With this squad and Pardew managing?
    Ok……

  • 67 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    TADS – Cardiff Manager has been on sky as he was relegated – there hasn’t been a peep out of P45DUE. At least not on SSN.

    Maybe he was rushed off to praise MA & the Players on NUFC-tv?? He left the pitch as soon as the whistle went and hasn’t been seen since.

  • 68 terencelim // May 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    “We’re still in 9th mate and we won 3-0 today so there are 11 clubs in worse positions!”…

    What a words from a loser who never admits mistake.

  • 69 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Pardew: “Our fans are frustrated and upset and made it a difficult atmosphere.”

  • 70 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Toon1978

    I think they were better not turning up at all though. I just think the protest showed very little other than 2 groups couldn’t get organised together and let to a minority leaving.

    We’ll get 9th or 10th which I think is about 4 out of 10 for the season. I get the impression that some fans are only happy if every season is a 7 or 8 out of 10 with 5 being an average season.

  • 71 TOON TOON COME ON ARMY // May 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    TOON TOON

  • 72 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    TDS,

    There was no message in the end. Or the message was that 45K fans atleast will tolerate the regime..

    I concede to that point..

    But I dont see anything to be happy about…

  • 73 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    graeme

    pardew might be doing what fans have been asking him to do.

    we hate his interviews and call him a lier so he could be just giving fans what they want and basically avoiding the interviews now.

  • 74 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    TADS

    That’s what I want to see. There’s no way we shouldn’t be targeting top 8 next season. You do realise how close we are to that now right? It’s not as if we’re just above the relegation zone again!

  • 75 Mike's Iron Curtain // May 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    F*** off TeDiouS you utter drip.

    Continue to support the zombie club and the slimeball manager, the principled few will support The Heed until change occurs.

  • 76 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Pardew the stupid p@ssy, he did not even stay for the clap and honour and clap it out for the fans.

    Well to be fair, I was not surprised for him to go straight to the dug out.

    There are still allot of Pardew Lovers out there and now have increased back in numbers due to this deluded “win”.

  • 77 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Theartfuldodger

    Nothing to be really happy about this season. No derby wins, no cup runs, no European challenge, no exciting football, no pride in the manager, no young superstars…shame…

    But just because it’s not an exciting season, doesn’t make it a disaster. I’d like to see Pardew replaced but I don’t hate the man.

  • 78 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    And btw TDS,

    Top 10 Pardew said was not a target from Ashley. It was a goal they set themselves..for themselves…

  • 79 TOON TOON COME ON ARMY // May 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    near post timothy

  • 80 Graeme // May 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Toonking – Pardew can’t stop doing the interviews, he is obliged to by the FA. I have only ever heard fans asking him to stop the lies and deception he usually spouts, not the actual interviews.

  • 81 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    I noticed when the fans left early it seemed to affect what was happening on the pitch. The players seemed to react to the walk out which nearly resulted in an equalizer. I am not saying this was the supporters fault because people are passionate about the club and can only do what the feel at the time. We must try and keep Collo, Remy, Debuchy, Krul and Tiote and sort thing out with HBA and get a team built around these players. I really think we need half a dozen players but i think we will only see replacements and one or two extra bodies.

  • 82 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    theartfuldodger

    If you read Charnley’s press release he said that top was the target so it seems the club did set AP a target this season

  • 83 Puppet Pardew // May 3, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Hi Fans, I delivered the goods when it mattered again – which is more than you lot could muster in the way of a protest. Ha Ha – ROFL (I think the term is) or is it LMFAO? Either way I’m safe, Big Mike’s is happy again – and the future looks very lucrative for me indeed – especially with you servile lot still paying out wads on season tickets and Wonga shirts. You couldn’t make it up. Keep smiling, y’all! PP

  • 84 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    theartfuldodger

    Lee Charnley says top 10 was a minimum target.
    Pardew said that top 10 was a target.
    Pardew said that there was no target at all, but something that was decided with the coaching staff, they came to a conclusion to set there out targets….

    If this shows you WE DONT HAVE AMBITION,
    WHAT WILL???

  • 85 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Some of you guys just insulting people want to take a good look at yourselves. I, and the fans who stayed, have opinions on the club as valid as yours. Perhaps if you listened to our views, as we are forced to listen to yours, then we may find some consensus amongst the fans and a way to unite to demand specific change.

    At the moment fans are all over the place.

  • 86 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Toon1978

    Agreed. At a minimum we need to replace Cabaye, Remy and LDJ and I bet we’ll lose at least 3 first framers we need to replace too.

    Question is, will they go after these players early and ensure we get them?!

  • 87 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    TDS
    I’m fully aware of how close 8th is, just like I was fully aware of how close 5th was in January with a small bit of investment, which you responded with the fans have no right to expect that etc

    And you do realise were only 8th due to a good start?
    Were one above Cardiff in terms of the table since January

    If you think this squad that has been in relegation form since January is capable of not only matching but bettering this season then I’m speechless

  • 88 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    graeme
    the big problem about all of this is the transfer lies are because blaming the owner, his boss would sack him and he doesn’t want to be sacked.

    when he is asking fans to get behind the team i think he is just desperate for the fans to keep the spirit in the team because it’s bad enough with ashley’s bad ambitions.

    finally i think he is just trying to keep things positive as ashley has made things negative enough.

    he should blame himself more i do agree with that.

    as for HBA i think that he has just got the fans too close to him, if pardew said any of those things about shola fans would not give a sh1t.

  • 89 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    No TDS,

    This season was abysmal..because..

    1..Ashley should his true colors in transfer market. Lost any hope on him.
    2..Pardew lost dressing room.
    3..There are enough fans willing to be consumers in his business..

    The first two points can be addressed by protests or supporter groups or such things.
    But third point cannot be addressed. So end of the road.

    I was decently positive abt this season. Dint think abt relegation. Somewhere around 10th or 12th..
    Next season I see us in bottom 5…

  • 90 giimps // May 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    My son and I walked out on 69 minutes, not because i think i am a spokesperson for the majority of fans, not because i think it was the Honorable thing to do……..I walked out on 69 minutes for the simple reason that I am sick to the back teeth of this regime, the 3rd rate manager and coaches, the lack of investment and the lies they surround themselves with.
    I was given the opportunity to be part of an effort to show that I am not happy with the way things are going, the club is treading water if not going backwards and it seems like I as a fan am taken for a mug, expected to believe the lies and deceit coming out of all the management, from Lee Charnley to Alan Pardew and basically anything which comes out of the club is spin , lies or avoids the subject.
    Pardew was apparently brought in to bring through youth players and develope them into premier league players, he is a failure, he cannot man manage, has no discernible tactics and does not utilise players in their correct positions.
    These are my qualms with the club, as well as the lack of sustained investment, lack of direction and total lack of empathy from the club to its customers.
    Ashley OUT Pardew Out.
    HWTL

  • 91 ToonDarnSarf // May 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Good talking to those of you who talk with respect, whether we agree or not. Heading off now but I really hope that we, as fans, can find something to unite about. Nothing to fight for on the pitch sadly so it looks like fans are just picking other battles…

    Personally I’d like to see us demand specific changes at the club, like an experienced football person running the club or a more attractive style of play.

    Enjoy your bank holiday weekends.

  • 92 toonarmydownsouth // May 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Graeme
    Lol sounds about right
    He probably had a secret tunnel that pops up next to Mashleys copter so they can fly off and work on there speech over what a massive success this season has been

  • 93 scout // May 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Ashley must spend a million a month on this and that, chuck 70 million at it mike. Go on son

  • 94 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    Your argument makes no sense.

    You say you stayed to support the players, the same players that packed there bags up ever since January Transfer Window.

    You say that people are insulting the fans that stayed?
    Did you not check all the insults that the fans got for leaving at 60th and 69th min today?

    It was all from the fans that stayed and even some cheering Pardew on.

    The fans that stayed have shown they are happy with the regime and the direction the club is going.

    A protest, any protest, and bad publicity would have affected Mike Ashley as badly as it has affected Pardew today.

    Fans that stayed in are simply too happy to boycott or protest against the current regime.

    One game and the fans that stayed and think Pardew is “messiah” because we won by 3 goals.

    Did you not see how lucky we got today? if it was not for Krul and Coloccini it was sure to be 0-3 to them not us.

    The team that is bottom of the league and we parked the bus and brought on another defender then went 5 at the back.

    Your views do not count if you lot are hypocrites.
    You lot stay in, pay game after game and yet still complain about the regime and Pardew but repeat in a cycle and still attend games and laughing it out.

    You need to question fans like yourselves not the fans that spent money and have shown the CHANGE of boycotting and protesting showing how frustrated they have grown after giving the regime chance after chance.

    The fans that did the boycott and protesting deserve the biggest respect from other fans.

    BUT, it was the other way round as the FANS that stayed in the stadium were being abusive and insulting to the fans that left.

    Question yourself before you question others.

  • 95 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    TDS

    All you want is for people to see your point of view and agree with it when you are really only accepting whatever Ashley and co serve up

  • 96 Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    from nufc.com

    Debuchy threw his shirt into the crowd and applauded all four sides of the ground. His last appearance at SJP?

  • 97 Toon1978 // May 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    ToonDarnSarf

    I really hope so mate. Ashley likes a bargain and its world cup in the summer so players prices rise considerably. It would be wise to get the players in very early and hopefully one or two are involved i the world cup so we can watch them to see what they offer to NUFC lol.

  • 98 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    “We haven’t won our fans back by any stretch of the imagination. Hopefully our summer recruitment will satisfy them” AP

    What Colback type players you mean

  • 99 ochytoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    @Giimps
    You should be nothing but proud of what you did today. You had a point to make and you followed it through. Good on you.

  • 100 jockonthetoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Just returned from SJP, more interest in the stand with HBA Ian box and stewards preventing kids from getting autographs. I didn’t walk, partly because of the shamanistic organisation which saw some leave at 60mins and some at 69, we’re as disorganised as the club at time. Mostly I didn’t walk because SJP in MY ground, regardless of who the owner is and the lack of passion on the pitch. I will be there in my seat long after pardew and Ashley and all those on the pitch have shuffled off.

    That said I was in no way going to hang around to give them a lap of honour. Today however was the final straw for re. Pardew. He should have stood up in his area and take the frustration of the fans, sure it would have died down after ten mins, but rather the man hid in the shadows. It was a cowardly act from a man who is supposed to represent a brave and passionate club.

    I walked away from the cathedral on the hill strangely depressed to have won 3-0, but know the heart and soul has been progressively ripped out of our park.

  • 101 theartfuldodger // May 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    JB,

    My interpretation is Ashley gives a damn about where we finish.
    He leaves it to Carr,Pardew,Charnley to run the club…doesent talk with them often..except budget..
    Charnley(or kinnear) Pardew Players discussed their targets…and themselves set top 10..Internal target..Thats what Charnley read out..

    Everyone can believe what they want…who set the target…was it a target..

  • 102 Markaccus // May 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Although i still hold firm in my belief that Pardew is not to blame for everything that has happened, i DO believe that the losing streak and lack of goals (until today) are due half to the fact Pardew has given up, and half because 90 % of the players also have given up. I would sack everyone who has unprofessionally given up. And throw the owner out because he has had a big hand in everyone giving up. Trouble is, if we do that, it leaves us with steven taylor as GK/DF and Shola as owner/player-manager :D

  • 103 Thump // May 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    The walkout would have been more effective had everybody been sitting in one place rather than 10 or so here and there.

    No idea where the 60th minute thing come from, though. Pretty sure everybody said the 69th.

  • 104 daztoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Hope Charlie Nicholas is right and Pardew`s time is up.

  • 105 TurkishFan101 // May 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    “We haven’t won our fans back by any stretch of the imagination. Hopefully our summer recruitment will satisfy them”

    Thanks @JB

    This shows that Pardew is here for the long term.

    But the comments before in recent weeks and interview of how Mike Ashley is re-assuring that he will be here, then yesterday he comes out saying he has not spoken to or been contacted by Mike Ashley for other 3 weeks.

    So, this clown is not assured of anything, and if he is then it is game over folks, all championship quality players coming in.

    Debuchy is gone
    Coloccini is gone
    Remy is gone
    Krul is gone
    Santon is going
    Ben Arfa is gone
    Marveaux is gone

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

    Turkish Fan @104

    What abt Pardew?

  • 107 Ibizatoon // May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I don’t see how Ashley will view this season other than anything but a roaring success.

    – Minimal investment, actually a rather nice profit.
    – An improvement on last seasons standing
    – Comfortably mid-table

    I don’t see why on Earth Ashley would get rid of Pardew other than to appease the fans, but he’s not exactly known for doing that.

    Anyway, one more game left and then I guess we shall see what Ashley has in store for us. Deep joy.

    Only watched the game in bits today, I know, terrible fan :) How did we play? I’m not getting carried away by the scoreline, but the fact we actually managed to score some goals leads me to think the team half resembled professional footballers today?

  • 108 toonking // May 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    JB

    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.

  • 109 Markaccus // May 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Thump

    maybe those who left at 60 mins wanted to catch the end of happy hour in that bars :D

  • 110 JackButler // May 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    TurkishFan101

    By all account Pardew and Ashley have not spoken for some week’s so nothing is decided yet, guess we#ll have to wait until after they have their end of season sit down

  • 111 Markaccus // May 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Actually, Sissoko hasnt given up either. He will be our midfeild.

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

    toonking

    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, thats the point I was making and not wanting some exotic foreigner

  • 113 Average_Contents // May 3, 2014 at 6:22 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!

  • 114 validator // May 3, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    A rather pathetic showing from the moaning minorities.

  • 115 Kamikaze Koala // May 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    I hate to do this but @ jackonthetoon, you state that you didn’t join the walkout because it was badly organised, you say SJP is your ground and you’ll be there long after ashley/pardew, then you show your unhappiness about pardew and that your saddened by the events yet you’ll be back next year…!!!

  • 116 giimps // May 3, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Validator a rather Apethetic showing from the happy clapping majority.
    Any kind of protest, big or small is too big, and proves the point that there is something wrong at our club.
    If there was a referendum held by the club ,where everyone must answer the questions.. asking if the fans are happy with the way the club is progressing and the football , direction and management the club is giving them, I wonder how many would say “yes I am happy with the football and the direction the club is taking” or , more likely, the answers would be the total opposite.
    Unfortunately ,the club will never do this , so the oly way I can show support to the team and show my disgust at the way the club is being run ,is to do what I did today, anyone who feels the same way has the option of doing the same, or just sit and do nothing…….that is not an option, apathy does not invoke change nor debate, what I did (along with everyone else of a similar disposition) was to try and voice our displeasure ………..No-one forced me to do it, no-one said dont do it….I did it as an option, the only option, this was our only voice since the club will not ask the questions of its customers…..the answer is a resounding……Pardew Out….Ashley Out………IMHO




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