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Newcastle Fans Deserve Better – It’s Been Tough

10:06 am, Friday, May 9th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

What’s gone largely unreported in the last several weeks, with a building frenzy among fans to have Alan Pardew fired, is the players themselves have simply not done their job, and they have been less than impressive since Boxing Day, and the excuse that one player – Yohan Cabaye – has been missing should not have caused Newcastle’s collapse in the league this year.

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Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle fans deserve better

Surprising as it may be, very surprising in fact, but there was some good news recently that Fab Coloccini was staying on at Newcastle, and Colo has spoken in the local press today.

This is what Colo told the Shields Gazette:

“We have had a lot of criticism during the month, but our target was to finish in the top 10,”“I can understand the fans. I support my team San Lorenzo, and when they’re not doing well, I’m sad.”

“You can lose games, but the way you lose is important.” “We lost many games 3-0 and 4-0. It’s tough for the fans. They deserve better.”

“It’s going to be important on Sunday”  “Liverpool are a top team, and they are fighting for the title.” “They’re playing for something, and we are playing for something as well.”

“It’s going to be a nice game to play in.”

Liverpool seem to have blown their chances of a first Premier League title, by picking up only one point in their last two games, at home to Chelsea and away at Crystal Palace, but they were 3-0 up after 78 minutes at Selhurst Park on Monday night, yet still managed to lose two points.

It was unbelievable, especially when you consider that before the game, Palace were the lowest scoring team in the league with only 28 goals.  :(

Manchester City are two points ahead of the Reds, and because of their superior goal difference only have to draw their last game at home to West Ham to win the title for the second time in three years, and the Hammers have lost their last five games.

As we said Liverpool have choked, and maybe Newcastle can get their first win at Anfield since 1990 – but we are not holding our breath and expect to end the season with another defeat.

We just hope it’s not by a lot of goals, and that kind of sums up this year somehow.

Comments welcome.



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



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    They need more than a draw if Lpool beat us 14-0.

  • 2 Munster Mag // May 9, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Himanshu, Ed is just spouting nonsense. If you read the clip from another source, the St Etienne mgr questioned his future , so the media stick NUFC in there. Ashley wont want a foreigner in there. Its a non runner.

  • 3 catchy in norway // May 9, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    colo

    Blah blah blah , with some blah blah blah

    what we know right now is,

    we will defend very deep, Suarez will run circles around you AGAIN, Williamson will be a clown that lumps it long back to them every chance he gets

    6-0

  • 4 catchy in norway // May 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    What Is A Football Club?

    Newcastle v West Ham

    “What is a club in any case?”

    “Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.

    It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes.”

    “It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.”

    “It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

    Bobby Robson.

    someone should give this to P45due

  • 5 Munster Mag // May 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Catchy, whatever about Pardew, I certainly dont want your mate Solsjaer around the gaff. Your hero was an inspired choice by Cardiff !

  • 6 beermonkey // May 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    I don’t mind him staying but we do need to find his replacement this window and allow him to bed into the team the only problem is if he stays is it going to halt the progress of mbwia
    colo might be club captain but he is not an automatic starter for me any more

  • 7 Barton // May 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Depardew is on his way,even Cashleys jumble sale site reporting on this french bloke coming in,do you think Cashley’s panicking about season ticket sales may be ? wat ever the reason i do hope its true,Clueless Pardew Out!!

  • 8 Himanshu Dhingra // May 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Munster

    Personal Choice I would have Solskjaer over Pardew.

  • 9 Graeme // May 9, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Jail @ 1 And you can bet your bottom dollar that Luckypoo will be banking on Shitty getting a draw at best, hopefully losing. They know they need to bag a Premier League record result to take the title should Shitty do as needed.

    I can see the ‘poo coming after us from the whistle and it could be 5-0 before half-time.

    P45DUE will then do his “Churchill” impression at the interval, boost the lads up a bit, get them focused on whats important and we will get slaughtered in the second half as ‘poo go on a goals mission.

    As an NUFC fan, I just dont think its going to be pretty!!!!

  • 10 Average_Contents // May 9, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    I’d have a egotistical, delusional, bullshitting creature of the night over pardspew…..oh wait

  • 11 Oldgit1 // May 9, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    And who exactly is sounding out this French manager, who is advising Ashley ??? Get real, we have no one in our setup to engage a new manager. Will Ashley hang out Pardew to dry, I don’t think so.

    However, the link did give me a smile with the thought he maybe going, then realism kicked in.

  • 12 Munster Mag // May 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Himanshu, how can you want a manager who manager in a tinpot league abroad, and palpably failed in his job at Cardiff? Pardew has shown he is a mid table manager. Not great, but Solskjaer will never get a top 5 in England. At least Pardew can claim mid table solidity all the time, bar one disastrous season.




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