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This Player Now Surprisingly One Of Newcastle’s Best

2:03 pm, Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 141 Comments

Mike Williamson is one the very few players at Newcastle this season, who has over-performed, and we have to remember he started the season as the fourth choice center-back and he wasn’t even on the bench in our first game at Manchester City.

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Mike Williamson – in action against Cardiff City

And Mike had another strong game at center-back for Newcastle on Saturday in the 3-0 win over Cardiff, which was a fantastic result or the performance was not fantastic – but anyway we got 3 points – and a win is a win – and how we needed that.

Mike is one of those players who is not the most gifted footballer, but he works on what he is good at, and doesn’t try to do the things he’s not good at – so he plays within his limitations – and by doing that he has become an extremely reliable and solid player for Newcastle, and the Stoke-born 30 year-old always gives 100% for the Magpies.

Through hard work and determination he’s made himself into a good player, and he was a fantastic buy for just £1M from Portsmouth four years last January.

Goals from Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor got us our first win in seven, after losing the last six games, and it looks like we may even finish in 9th place, which considering our terrible results and poor form this year would not be too bad a finish and the second best under Mike Ashley in the seven years he has owned the club.

This is what Mike said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“I think relief is the right word,” “The lads have just been working phenomenally hard all week and we just wanted to show our togetherness, our heart and our fight.¨

“Our application has been there, but we’ve been on the end of some bad results. However, I feel like we showed – maybe not in terms of quality but in terms of resilience and passion – we wanted to win and hopefully get something out of the game next week too.¨

“Cardiff have got some fantastic players. They’ve got a solid base, a good back four, midfielders who can hurt you and strikers and we had to be wary of that, but I felt we did that well. We limited their chances, we rode our luck but we felt like we deserved the three points in the end.”

“Goals have been hard to come by, and clean sheets as well.” “As defenders, we pride ourselves on clean sheets and that’s what we’re taking out of this game. We know we had players to score goals, and it came together.”

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.” “I think that was my 31st start, and it’s been incredible. I saw in the program that I won a Player of the Season award which is just fantastic and for me, however small or big it is, I feel so honored to be recognized.¨

“It’s fantastic looking at some of the winners in previous years so it’s great and I’ve loved every second on the pitch.” “If you look at the season we finished fifth, the last 25 games we (Mike and Coloccini) played week in, week out together.¨

“We’ve got a good understanding and we just need continuity and I think, for me, it’s just a learning curve every game.¨ He’s fantastic to learn off, so it’s a good platform and hopefully we can build on that next season.”

We hope Colo is at the club next season, but even if he is, its likely that Newcastle will bring in another center-back this summer.

Mike has now played 34 times for Newcastle this season, and 135 games in total, and he almost scored his first goal for the club against Cardiff, but his shot, which seemed to be going in (famous last words), was deflected for a corner, as Williamson put his head in his hands – it was going in I tell you!!

Even with the fan demonstrations on Saturday – it was still good to get a win and break that terrible losing streak, and we now have 49 points.

That’s the second best points total since 2006, when we ended up with 58 points and 7th place after Glenn Roeder took over from the sacked Graeme Souness in early February, and we won six of the last seven games and drew the other one to qualify for the Europa League.

And when Glenn took over on 2nd February, after we had lost 3-0 at Manchester City, we were 11 points out of 7th place.

Overall we have done OK this season, but it has all been shrouded in negativity, by our relegation form since Boxing Day. :(

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Fabricio Coloccini · Mike Williamson · Newcastle News · Premier League



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141 responses so far ↓

  • 1 stuart no9 // May 5, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    A great piece from John Gibson telling it exactly how it is .
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/john-gibson-ugly-nasty-noisy-7073688

  • 2 roblee7 // May 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Ed….Amongst all this doom and gloom, how about stickin an article up on Gateshead’s success yesterday? i know its not NUFC but most gateshead fans are NUFC fans and its a bit of good news for the North East in general.

    HEED ARMY!!!

  • 3 Ibizatoon // May 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    So basically if we can keep Colo and Willo as our starting CB’s we’re all good?

    Lovely stuff. Panic over.

  • 4 Ibizatoon // May 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Stuart…He forgot the bit about them all being sh*t from top to bottom, but close enough :)

  • 5 Go toon gooooo // May 5, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    When a team loses 6 games in a row there is no the best,one of the best etc.Whole team is bad.Something like Mourinho’s answer after Newcastle game:I should pick the other 11.

  • 6 Go toon gooooo // May 5, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Honestly,from the past Coloccini is better with Steven Taylor than with Williamson.Williamson was better with Mapou Yanga Mbiwa but Parde for unknown reasons didn’t give a chance of this two together once again.

  • 7 ochytoon // May 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    “Cardiff have got some fantastic players. They’ve got a solid base, a good back four, midfielders who can hurt you and strikers and we had to be wary of that.”

    Is that why they’ve finished bottom of the table, conceded 15 more goals than us, and scored 11 less goals than us (a team who’ve been abysmal since January) Mike?

    “If you look at the season we finished fifth, the last 25 games we (Mike and Coloccini) played week in, week out together.”

    The season we finished fifth? That was two seasons ago…. Riding on past success much?

    “We’ve got a good understanding.”

    19 goals conceded in something like 6 games, Great understanding Mike. Nothing like the 5 clean sheets kept with M’biwa right…

  • 8 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 3m
    Shola Ameobi could extend his Newcastle United career if Alan Pardew gets his way http://bit.ly/1id4a1z #NUFC

  • 9 Ibizatoon // May 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    HD…At last, some good news! I really wouldn’t put this past the club, if he was “good enough” for this season, why not next? Ughh.

    Ochy…It is maddening that Pardew didn’t revisit the Willo / MBiwa partnership at some stage. It was working well and whilst I understand he wanted Colo back in the team, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it!

  • 10 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    here we go !!
    don’t have any hesitations that if pardew stays players like shola and s taylor would be given new contracts

  • 11 cyprus // May 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    IF we keep our best defender (Debuchy) and Colo, with Haidara on the left, all we need is one big and fast CB, unless Mbiwa can step up, although he looks dazed these days (Pardewed?)

    I know we’ve considered hundreds of goals but I see our biggest problem in MF and going forward. We have an amazing D MF in Tiote, we are missing an attacking MF like Ramsey. Surely there’s one around?

    From there, we need one top winger and two CFs (unless Cisse is reborn). One established, the other a good prospect.

    So that’s a total of 5 players, IF king HBA stays, together with Sissoko, Tiote, Deby.

    A good coach (Laudrup) could do things with such a set up.

  • 12 Graeme // May 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    It was mooted last week that Shola could become a Player / Coach next year!! No idea what the youth have done to deserve that though.

    M’biwa & Williamson were excellent together while the hairy one was off seeing his Mrs in Argentina. There was no playing reason for change, but P45DUE changed for the sake of it. Result – we started leaking goals faster than the Titanic.

  • 13 cyprus // May 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Forgot Santon. Great player, try him on the wing?

  • 14 ochytoon // May 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Ibiza
    I really don’t understand the bloke sometimes. He has players like M’biwa and Haidira at his disposal but continues to stick with the likes of Dummet and Coloccini, despite our awful defensive record with them in the team.

    Williamson is not one of our best players. He is incredibly average. His lack of pace and poor positioning has cost us a good few times this season. That’s not to say I think Colo is much better and in fact he has been at fault for A LOT of goals this season. The fact he’s our captain disgusts me quite frankly.

  • 15 cyprus // May 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    considered=Conceded

  • 16 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    haidara was superb on saturday
    hope pardew could see it

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    asenki,
    If Shola and Gosling are given new contracts I think it’s more to do with the transfer budget that Carr/Pardew/ Whoever will be given rather than a desire to keep them here, Pardew has been bigging up Shola because he’s been told only one striker is coming in and as we all predicted Shola will still be here next season warming the bench behind Cisse and Gomis more than likely.

  • 18 Graeme // May 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Ochy – we did seem to play so much better when Tiote wore the armband, for sure. He grew into the role and loved it. Maybe he should become Captain in the new season!!!

  • 19 Ibizatoon // May 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Cyprus…Colo is on his way out. Whether that be that he wants to go or the fact he is reaching the end of his shelf life. We are at a time where re-building is needed, I’d say now is the time to replace him. But that’s just my view.

    Ochy…I genuinely think Pardew has played Dummet so much as he’s a local and he thinks that’s what we want to see. He also has been quoted in the past about liking to have English players in an English league, so I’m sure this plays a part. Still, I know that isn’t the point, the best players should play.

    Williamson is by no means the best player, but I would say he has probably performed the best throughout the season – which really is saying something.

    At the time of Colo being made captain, I was fairly underwhelmed, but tbh, I couldn’t see too many other candidates around. Tiote seemed to cope well with the responsibility in Colos absence though.

    For me, we need genuine leaders in this team. I don’t care one bit where they’re from, but someone on that field needs to know how to rally the troops. Problem is, i can’t imagine such a character being willing to play the clubs politics, which seems to be the main attribute we look at when hiring anyone these days. What was that about the future looking gloomy?

  • 20 ochytoon // May 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Graeme
    It’s because Tiote doesn’t decide he wants to leave every five minutes. How disheartening must it be for the squad to have a player leading them who doesn’t want to be here.

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

    Jail…I agree. If Shola stays I wont be blaming Pardew, I can see why he’s reluctant to lose numbers, he can’t honestly believe what he’s telling us about this summers recruitment. Even if he does, he must realise we need more than 3-4 players.

    Still, no doubt they’ll get a few in, things will look a little bit better and everyone will jump on for another ride whilst Ashley waits for the new crops value to rise.

  • 22 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    jfa
    agree but let me add one more reason – isn’t it also because pardew believes that shola is still good enough for the Premier League . And I can imagine what a campaign gonna be with cisse gomis and shola as strikers

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    There was a story on the P&O footy channel this morning about Arsenal being interested in Bony and have been quoted 20M, if Mashers wasn’t so tight he could have had a strike force of 30 goals for 22M now worth 40M, we’d have sold them both anyway and Shola would still be getting his new contract.

  • 24 Ibizatoon // May 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Jail..Sorry, you lost me at “if Mashers wasn’t so tight”.

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Ibiza & asenki,
    I can’t honestly answer if Pardew still thinks he’s good enough but if he does I think he’s the only person in football who does.

  • 26 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // May 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    congratulations to gateshead for getting to wembley. watched my first match there in 1953 and was a ballboy there when they were in the league . forget about fc from previous thread get in gomis . watched him score another good goal v marseille last night he is made for newcastle. will miss the game with lpool as i am off to zimbabwe for my shona daughter in laws funeral .with all the weeping and wailing dont know wich is the worst seeing us get stuffed or the funeral.

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Ibiza,
    Mean, skinflinted, stingy, miserly, ungenerous, penny pinching and Scrooge like.

  • 28 Ibizatoon // May 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Jail..Oh right, now I get who you’re talking about!

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Ibiza,
    I think we mean the same guy.
    On Gomis,
    That ship has probably sailed, whatever underhanded agreement we had with him to short change his club can work both ways, like Remy he can now go where he wants, another example on Mashers gambling with the clubs success, we could have had Remy in thd bag if it wasn’t for this attitude toward transfers, the policy that the now departed bills son claimed was flawless.

  • 30 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    on gomis just want to wsay that
    watched last night vs marseille and he was not better than shola vs cardiff

  • 31 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Willo is an honest pro, he’s never gonna be world class but this season he’s done very, very well and he deserves all the credit he gets…………………one of the only plus points to our season

  • 32 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Does anyone know how that PEA guy we prtended to bid for is getting on at wherever he went.

  • 33 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Pardew planning to make an offer to Shola………….hahahahaha the happiness never ends with this club

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/9298513/transfer-news-newcastle-striker-shola-ameobi-open-to-staying-on-tyneside?

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // May 5, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    JB,
    Did you notice with Willo how much better he got when there was competition for his place, something they might want to try in every position.

  • 35 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    JFA
    PEA is far behind from what was paid for
    he is struggling to make the first team at BVB

  • 36 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    JB
    love that sort of news at NUFC
    it seems like big one shola is making us a favour by signing the contract
    it is ridiculous how that man is League 1 class but leading the attack of top 10 team in PL ??

  • 37 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Jail

    He’s like every other player at every other club, in order for then to perform at their best there can be no comfort zone,. they need to know that if they don’t perform they are gonna be replaced by someone who will perform………………..thats how it works unless you play for Pardew, then as long as you on his friends list you get to play irrespective of your performances

  • 38 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    asenski

    no doubt come the end of the window Pardew will be crowing that Shola is like a new signing for us

  • 39 ochytoon // May 5, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    asenki
    To be fair, he has Lewandowski ahead of him. And 13 goals in your first season isn’t bad by any means.

  • 40 dantoon85 // May 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Shola gets a new contract and we sign Darren bent. Don’t be so surprised when it happens :)

  • 41 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    asenski
    i don’t think it’s got anything to do with him wanting to keep shola and liking him so much because for starters he has not played that much all season.

    the reason for playing shola in the last few games is based on the fact that this team has got hardly any passion at all, all the main players are wanting is for this season to get over and prepare to move on.

    what pardew will be thinking when doing this is the same as what he was thinking when he had the demba ba saga last season.
    he might not be a decent player but shola is one of the few players we know has got passion and pride for this club.

    if we could get players that have all the things we saw in nolan barton and carroll. then we wouldn’t need to keep those who are poor on the pitch but for now we have got no choice because the likes of shola and saylor are the only ones with an attitude to get at the team.

    their is one game which shows even pardew can get a result despite being behind and that was 4-0 arsenal we still had carroll barton and nolan in the team and i bet they had a real shout at the team at half time and we managed to get back to 4-4.

  • 42 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    ochytoon
    not bad but when you’re playing in bundesliga and have support such as sahin/reus/mhtaryan could be much better
    probably he couldn’t perform so good in PL under Pardew’s style

  • 43 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    TK
    Shola and passion?? – that must be off the pitch or just on paper as i have never seen lazier player at NUFC

  • 44 ochytoon // May 5, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    asenski
    Very true, but Dortmund haven’t really been at their best this season anyway.

  • 45 Rotonda heights // May 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    validator

    For someone who finds my posts uninteresting you do seem to spend a lot of time stalking me and remarking on my every comment. I would say I hold your attention quite admirably wouldn’t you?

    Being a troll is one thing but at least try and add add some originality with it or is that too much of a stretch.

  • 46 toonluvva // May 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    I know that Shola didn’t exactly set the wold on fire as a player, but why should that automatically mean he’ll be terrible future manager or coach?

  • 47 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    toonluvva

    Some of the best coaches were average as players, but resigning him as a striker is another nail in NUFC’s coffin

  • 48 Rotonda heights // May 5, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    The tragedy is if pardew goes the betting suggests it will be pulis, bruce, mckay or moyes!!! No mention of De Boer, Bielsa etc. Ash has probably never heard of them in any case.

    If the direction of the club is keeping pardew, offering Shola a new contract and signing people like Frazier Campbell I’m afraid that will be it for me.

    If only the test to be a fit and proper owner included having ambition for the club you are buying, not just using it as a commercial vehicle for your main business.

  • 49 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    asenski

    that’s what i’m saying it’s his attitude off the pitch.

    for instance he is the only player who has come out and given ashley the critism he deserves for the transfer windows this season.

    he might not have did much overall on the pitch but atleast shola has score 2 goals recently.

    as for the laziness well HBA is lazy but he still is loved (not saying your one of them).

    anyway their is two things about shola that are partly why we might need him.
    1. passion and attitude
    2. the number of players in a team that has to have played in england for a number of years before they are 21.

  • 50 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Bielsa is the new Marseille Manager

    Have been saying that for a Month.

  • 51 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Well that might possibly have woken Ashley up a bit although I doubt it. Get out Ashley. Is that clear enough? Your pathetic attempts to run a football club are not wanted. :evil:

  • 52 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Spot on Rotonda @48. The lack of ambition just oozes out of Ashley. He’s at war with his own supporters as far as I can see. No respect for them whatsoever. Did he watch the game? Probably too busy getting pissed.

  • 53 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Every fcuking article I read is defending Pardew.

    Arguments

    Remy was injured
    Cabaye was sold. all same crap.

    No one answers

    Why same old Crap formation with players out of position
    Same old excuses.
    Same substitutions
    Plays favorites and hoofball
    0000000 creativity and 0000000000 creative players

  • 54 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    toonking

    Do you think that his comments to Ashley were made by a man knowing his time at the club was almost over, therefore there would be little or no recourse?

    For a club that penny pinches to the highest degree do you really see it as a wise move to tie up 30k + a week to an average player who has no long term worth to the club?

  • 55 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Welcome to sad sack city starring Mike Ashley, loser extraordinaire. Co-starring his pal Alain Perdue. Next season will be just as exciting. We will play crap football with cheap players. So much to look forward to. Oh and an exciting summer of excuses as well.

  • 56 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Ashley’s next challenge: how to make the sow’s ear he has created out of our club into a silk purse without spending money. That should be no problem for a brilliant man like Ashley.

  • 57 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    We needed to play 3 CB’s in the second half at home against a crap side like Cardiff. Unbelievable. Perdue was crapping his drawers that they would equalize. We are pathetic as a club with him in charge. It will only get worse as our best players (and our only decent loanee) leave in the summer. We have a total meltdown underway. Thanks for everything Mike.

  • 58 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    They thought Chernobyl was bad. Wait ’til we see our club play next season. The farce continues.

  • 59 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    http://www.fansrising.com/pardewout/

  • 60 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Exclusive: Newcastle United making enquires on Joe Cole. #NUFC #WHUFC

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • 61 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    So what is the transfer budget going to be for the summer Ashley? The 20M or so you got for Cabaye? Well that should be plenty then shouldn’t it? We only need 5 or 6 excellent players so that would be 3.5 to 4M pounds for each of them including agents’ fees of course. Yes that should work out well Mike. How does relegation sound to you tosser?

  • 62 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    G2

    The club are £60 million up this season and Pardew’s talking about three or four players when we will most likely lose 7/8 over the coming weeks.

    There was more chance of keeping the Titanic afloat than that buffoon turning this mess around

  • 63 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    This important item just discovered by your Senior Official Club Journo: “Mike Ashley found fondling budgies again in small cottage in Somerset. He is being held pending the results of physical examinations of the birds. This is only one of a series of investigations of Mr. Ashley now underway. Somerset Constabulary.”
    What kind of deviated prevert is this man? Where will these preversions lead him?

  • 64 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Aye JB mate @62. More of the same bollocks in the summer. Several players to leave including Benny, Marveaux, Obertan, and possibly Krul and others. We will be a joke next season even if Pardew is gone. The lump at the top will see to it.

  • 65 asenski // May 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    that man pardew has shown he never learns from his mistakes and it is unlikely to sort the mess out
    he deserves to lead a team in league 1 or china but not PL
    need of a new fresh face (even it is moyes or pulis) imo

  • 66 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Ashley doesn’t dare hire anyone with ambition because ambition costs money. He only knows how to operate a low cost model where you buy cheap (SD clobber) raise the price and make a tidy profit. He thinks it’s just as easy in football which of course it isn’t. He loves the Arsenal model but hasn’t got the plums to really go for it. So we end up with the Ashley model. Dismal football with a dismal owner.

  • 67 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    If Mike is a deviated prevert is he a fit and proper person to own a football club in the Prem? Of course we won’t be in the Prem much longer so possibly it doesn’t matter to the FA?

  • 68 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    I know, I know you’re all saying “not the whole deviated prevert argument again!” Well I’m shocked lads. Somebody has to care about these poor traumatized birds. And what about the poor traumatized supporters as well? We’re all suffering under NoNuts. Speak out against NoNuts!

  • 69 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Well? Is nobody other than me and JackButler going to speak out against NoNuts? Harrumph!

  • 70 Graeme // May 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    G2 – we are still reeling from the Ashley Budgie business – its a shocking development!!

  • 71 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 5, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Pardew says we will rectify our problems – does anyone know if that means we will get a new manager soon? :D

  • 72 Ketsbaia9 // May 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    If Norwich go down, I’d take Nathan Redmond. Looks a good prospect. Out of the English players, I’d take Micah Richards, Adam Johnson and Darren Ambrose.

  • 73 IITianToon // May 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Some explanations on the way Pardew chose his team this season:

    1. The Willo-Mbiwa story: Pardew is too weak to bench his captain when fit. He fears that Colo could use it as an excuse that he (Pards) forced him out. He did not want to be hated by the fans, so he played the Captain.
    He did not drop Willo, naturally, as he has been the most consistent CB this season.
    When Debuchy was unavailable, who else could he play at RB?

    2. Marveaux: He did not give him enough chances, probably due to personal bias. However Marv in the minutes he did get, shirked away from challenges, played loose balls, gave Pardew just the excuse to chuck him.

    3. Ben Arfa: The manager wants his RW to track back, even MOurinho benched Hazard for the same reason. Now Hazard, while not great defensively, has contributed massiveley more in an offensive sense. How many times has Ben Arfa given the ball away near the halfline and set up countre attacks, not played the easy pass and messed up the tough one?

    What I am saying is Pardew is a poor manager. And from that perspective, those decisions are justified.

  • 74 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    I know Graeme mate! It is shocking. Although I’m not surprised. I always knew about Ashley’s preversions. Having his former nipple masseuse working for me now gives me a lot of inside info mate.

  • 75 cyprus // May 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Kets,
    you do have an eye for good players. Those with some Latin (or whatever) flair and we are set to go.

  • 76 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Yes jesper mate wor Alan Perdue is going to rectify our problems. He’s going to reach into his own pocket and spend the kind of money we’ll need in the summer. Five hundred, even a thousand pounds to get the right players! Our problems are over. Shola re-signed, Gosling our star midfielder, 3 CB’s so we can play 5-4-1 permanently! Beautiful.

  • 77 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Oohh! Oohh! I know a couple of potential lads who speak latin cyprus mate. They could be our Roman connection. Very cheap to bring in. Beautiful. They are both de-frocked priests. Will that matter?

  • 78 mindshaft // May 5, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Willo is a decent championship player and should be replaced
    Cardiff are awful which is why they are relegated – shoes how poor we are when the reality is that we were lucky to win yesterday

  • 79 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    And talk about deviated preverts! These latin speaking lads will do a job there as well.

  • 80 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    A lot of you are still whinging on about our play after that mind boggling defeat of Cardiff. My mind is still boggled in fact. 3 goals for and none against! Unbelievable excellence. Excitement galore. Thrills, spills, wor players running amok. Just imagine next season. Shola may reproduce his form from this season! Saylor may play a few minutes! Dummett may drive balls into the opposition’s wall and terrify them! Krul’s feet may get even skinnier! Beautiful.

  • 81 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Only a deviated prevert would suggest signing Shola to a 1 year contract extension. Harrumph. Alan you’re a sick man!

  • 82 cyprus // May 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    :) :)

  • 83 Ketsbaia9 // May 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Ben Arfa and Marveaux should be starting nearly every week. We pay £6.8m for Mbiwa and play a conference standard centre half instead. Pardew is a bad manager.

  • 84 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Marveaux! I have heard that name before – who is that again?

  • 85 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Just lying here having me nipples massaged so I thought I would pen a few thoughts for me mates:
    1. Why does wor club get all the deviated preverts?
    2. Are midgets just naturally good at writing short stories?
    3. Where is Ibiza and what are his thoughts on wor current situation club-wise?

  • 86 Ketsbaia9 // May 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    We should appoint Jaques Santini as manager or Jean Tigana. Marveaux would get more game time under them. Players like Sissoko should be dropped if they are playing poor. Pardew doesn’t chop and change the team enough.

  • 87 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Marveaus is the lad we’ve been putting in the shop window for the last few months jesper mate. Very clever that. Showcase the man for other clubs. They are all out there drooling over him waiting to throw huge amounts of money at us this summer. Huzzah!

  • 88 toon kk // May 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Kets
    we haven’t a good enough squad to chop and change with.

  • 89 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    GT…brilliant mate…just brilliant! We are the club to be measured by no doubt! Harrumph!

  • 90 Tsunki // May 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Kets- I agree with that. Pards likes to stick to a particular style of players slightly out of position tactically but right for work rate and defensive duties. And after a couple of dozen games if that doesn’t work, he sticks with it.

    Mind, Jean Tigana? Errrr.

  • 91 Tsunki // May 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    G2 you’ve been a busy bee here today me old fudgey potato…. aren’t there any cages to clean out or body bling to brasso?

  • 92 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 5, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pardew

  • 93 Tsunki // May 5, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    G2 here’s another question – is a pot boiler a bad thing to take to the toilet? Tricky one that.

  • 94 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Earth to Pardew :D love it

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/alan-pardew-nufc-protest-anti-newcastle-7074653

  • 95 Tsunki // May 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Oh and at the risk of being a hypocrite about uber-postage, I had to laugh at the photo caption with ‘Mike Williamson ‘ and ‘in action’ in the same sentence. Ed you are a minx you! :D

  • 96 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Huzzah Tsunki. Some good points there mate. I have people to clean the cages and polish me bling mate. Wor Alan says he needs the income after those nasty fines. :shock:

  • 97 Average_Contents // May 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Damn you JB was just going to post that! It’s fcuking class I love it!

  • 98 GeordieTwo // May 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Off for a bit lads. Scratch them when they itch.

  • 99 theartfuldodger // May 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    So wats happened…

    Shola getting new contract if Pardew gets his way…
    Joe Cole inquiry..

    Oh dear…Should I laugh or cry..

    Can we please have some SHOLA OUT banners as well…

  • 100 Tsunki // May 5, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Jb – I like it.

  • 101 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Average_Contents

    You need to be quicker :D

  • 102 Average_Contents // May 5, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    I know I know but they were so funny I had to look twice lol :v

  • 103 Tsunki // May 5, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    I feel sorry for Indian mag he really thought we’d seen the last of Shola ha ha ha ha ahh ahh waahwaaaaaahhhhh (sobs)

  • 104 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    artful…I mostly cry :(

  • 105 Ian Toon // May 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    The Three Musketeers- Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Better known as Tsunki, Geordie Two and Troy Stavers.

  • 106 guvnor // May 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    How far the club has fallen, when one of the worst centre halves in the premier league is one of our supposed best players.

  • 107 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Tsunki

    Have you no shame, talking of Dead with disdain

    RIP
    Indian Magpie

  • 108 hadthetshirt // May 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    The way Williamson is talking about Cardiff you would think they were top instead of bottom.The only one I would have out of their team is Caulker.
    As for 23 and a new contract I bloody hope not,it’s time this useless gob shite was away.”I’m going to play for England” I’m going to be the new number 9″ I will score the goals we need”etc etc he talks the talk but never been able to walk the walk.He should have learnt more from Shearer than he did,so much for him being an intelligent guy.Just go and take your brother,pardwho,and ashley with ya.

  • 109 guvnor // May 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Williamson Coloccini Dummett and Vurnon, the worst players at the club.

  • 110 hadthetshirt // May 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Oh and I forgot to mention his Chris Eubank pose when he scored hahaha

  • 111 jimiley // May 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    As soon as Pardew is back in the dugout we get a win. Great stuff from an underrated manager. Keep the faith in Alan and Mike to bring back the glory days to the Toon. 1927 may be repeated sooner than we think!!!!!

  • 112 jimiley // May 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Brain dead Geordies could not even leave the ground for the last 20 minutes in a dead game to express their disgust. Pathetic specimens.

  • 113 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Lately I have found myself asking “what have Alan Pardew done for me lately?”

    …and the answer is sadly “brought on the heartbreak” :(

    “made me sad about my Newcastle affection”, “shamed me” and made my stop watching football all together!

    *I should never had asked myself that question :(

  • 114 validator // May 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Jimiley why go in the first place, you pathetic specimen?

  • 115 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    kets
    wrong he just does do what lot want which is HBA and marvo.

    the team who played cardiff in the FA cup

    elliot
    santon saylor mbiwa hadaira
    sissoko anita tiote
    HBA CISSE GOUFFRAN
    4-3-3

    SCORE NEWCASTLE 1-2 CARDIFF

    GRRRR FIELDED A WEAKENED TEAM
    that was said every where

    santon being so poor so he tries dummett
    “people everywhere saying stop using dummett”

    he decides to give gosling a go and yet again why does he play gosling

    as dejong is doing bad he decided to give shola a go and that is moaning.

    it’s not that pardew doesn’t change things it’s that you all want your own way.

  • 116 validator // May 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Toonking Gosling has proven to be a better player than the overrated Anita.

  • 117 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    val it’s like sissoko himself who has proven the be better on the wind than HBA a lot of these bloggers don’t care long term they just care about 1 match alone.

    if fans are serious about the state of newcastle they would be aiming most of the anger at ashley not pardew or the players.

    managers who destroy teams are managers than have been allowed money to spend that season not managers who are having to cope with a whole season of no signings.

  • 118 mindshaft // May 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Joe f’in Cole – you have got to be kidding me, I hope that story is made up, he’s 32 and can’t even get in a poor west ham team, legs are totally gone

  • 119 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    a lot of these bloggers don’t care long term they just care about 1 match alone.
    ———————————————————

    You see to love this line as you’ve used a few times with nothing to back it up

  • 120 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    just before i go i have 2 questions

    Q if clubs were built around youth why does uefa now have a financial restriction (even though they run it poor)?

    Q if it’s just going to be entertaining football why do players want to bother coming here?
    winning games getting into europe and trophies is what play come for not just see lots of goals.

  • 121 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    JB wrong mate because i have just said in the last post stating why would fans be screaming for pardew when that will not change anything long term as the owner is still selling best players and not spending. so basically it’s short term.

  • 122 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    toonking

    you are very found of it mate as I question it on the weekend?

    have you ever thought that fans realise it’s harder to rid ourselves of Ashley as there is no buyer with £3oo million spare waiting in the wings?

    Changing the manager could give us a much needed change in direction and reprieve for the relegation fight we may well face with his next season

  • 123 welshgeordie9 // May 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Come on palace 2-0

    Their supporters are one of the best in the league it dosnt matter if they are 4-0 or 5-0 nil down they sing their hearts out for 90 minutes every match

  • 124 toon kk // May 5, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Jimiley
    have to agree, so many want change but no one wants to do anything about it. This is MA is running the club the way he is.
    people have short memories a couple of wins and everything is hunky dory again.
    Thing is most just want to watch a football match and a win is a bonus.
    So many have just accepted that’s the way it is now, forget ambition.
    Shame.

  • 125 IITianToon // May 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    @toonking Is that the team that played Cardiff in the FA cup? It’s a team weak compared to if Cabaye and Remy had played, but how on earth can it be called a weak team on its own standing? That team should beat a poor Cardiff side any day of the week.

  • 126 Big Pappa Cissé // May 5, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    @ JB

    I agree m8, Ashley is the main problem at NUFC but Pardew is a close second .

    As for a change in direction you only need to look at what Martinez has done at Everton . And before anyone says “well they had Lukaku” , Remy has been just as influential for us and Romelu was out for a long period .

    If anyone thinks an attack minded manager like Martinez couldn’t do better with

    —————————–Krul——————————

    –Debuchy———Willo——-M’biwa——–Haidara–

    ——Sissoko———–Marveaux———-Tiote———

    ——-HBA—————-Cisse————-Remy———

    Plus Cabaye for half a season is delusional .

  • 127 scout // May 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Well done Mike son, youve been exposed too much by the weak midfield. Hold your head high lad

  • 128 IITianToon // May 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Next season,:

    Forster
    Santon–Caulker–Mbiwa–Haidara
    Sissoko–Tiote
    Cabella–Siem DJ–Gouffran
    Shola

    Just kidding :D New ST instead of Shola. I still would like to keep LDJ for another season.

  • 129 geordie157 // May 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    One nil to Liverpool

  • 130 geordie157 // May 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Linked with Frazier Campbell and Joe Cole today, no thanks to both.

    I know not many people don’t like him, but I’d be tempted to give gosling a 1yr deal. Although if abeid impresses pre season I think he can take his place in the squad.

  • 131 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    geordie157

    Pardew has said that our summer recruitment (lol) will excite the fans and if those are the type of players we are after then he’s in for a shock

  • 132 geordie157 // May 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Any players from the relegated sides we should be looking at? Caulker, if Norwich go down Redmond and fer maybe.

  • 133 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Pards completely out-tacticalised by pulis in one freekick routine there, did anyone see it.

  • 134 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    If Liverpool need to win by goal difference next week, Pardew could over see yet another unwanted record added to his list

  • 135 Rotonda heights // May 5, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    why is caulker so highly rated? he seems to panic with the ball at his feet.

  • 136 Rotonda heights // May 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    157

    abeid would get pardewed in less time than marv and benny!

  • 137 Rotonda heights // May 5, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    big papa @ 126

    Are you my twin lol !!!

    That would have been my team. with pardew no chance.

  • 138 geordie157 // May 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    We need a shawcross type centre back, someone who’d clear out his own players to win the ball. Someone like that with mbiwa would be good, wilo then a reliable 3rd choice.

    Guessing we’ll try and loan Good to a championship side

  • 139 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Good half from palace there, certainly weren’t any hoofball that I could see. Pulis must have had to adapt that style for them rugby players at stoke eh.

    He’s surpassed Pards tactically with one freekick routine and we aint even playing them haah

  • 140 toonking // May 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    @125
    the point about that team is it has got the so called super star HBA
    he is playing the 4-3-3 everyone screams for
    their is no dummett instead it’s hadaira
    mbiwa is the CB and well willo was still not what we think of him now.

    cabaye remember has been sold
    debuchy is injured
    colo is missing
    the only two who are dropped were remy and willo.

    but my point is if that team who has got
    HADAIRA rather than DUMMETT
    HBA rather than GOSLING
    CISSE rather than SHOLA
    then it proves they are rubbish.

  • 141 Brutooon // May 6, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    how can he is the best when we lose 6 games in a row? bullsh*t




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