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Make Or Break Season Coming Up For Newcastle Winger

1:26 pm, Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 73 Comments

Sammy Ameobi seems to be as injury prone as his brother Shola was, and the 22 year-old again missed huge portions of last season, but he did finally come back into the side in the final few games, and last season the England U21 International played just 12 games with one goal against Morecambe in the Capital One Cup.

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Sammy Ameobi – big season for Sammy – make or break?

A number of our younger players will be sold this summer and they include James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic, Romain Amalfitano, Shane Ferguson and possibly Mehdi Abeid – and Conor Newton has already left and signed on at Rotherham.

Sammy is well aware that next season is huge for his career as a Newcastle player, as his current contract runs out next summer, and he had this to say today on the Newcastle web-site:

“Next season’s the big one for me – it’s my opportunity,” “I’ve got one year left on my contract and I’ve got to prove I’m good enough to be a Newcastle player,  so I’m going to be working very hard over the summer to hopefully start fast next season.”

“I have to get back to that place.” “I was fit and I was enjoying playing at that time.” “It was just a shame about the injury. Hopefully working over the summer will help to prevent injury and I’ll be able to show what I can do.¨

“I’m not a kid anymore – I’m a grown man – so I fully expect that I’ll be treated that way.¨ “I’m going to put in the effort and if I’m not good enough, I’ll have to move on.¨

“But I believe I have the opportunity to play here so I aim to take it.”

Those are good words from Sammy – and he certainly knows the score at Newcastle – in terms of him having to prove he’s good enough to stay at Newcastle.

Newcastle need to have some young players come through the ranks and become first team regulars, and it looks like Sammy has a decent chance of doing that – maybe next season.

But with Newcastle becoming a little ruthless with some of their once  promising young players this summer, if Sammy doesn’t come through next season, he could well be at some other club in September of next year.

We would love for Sammy to have a great season for Newcastle and be offered a new deal by the club before this time next year.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Sammy Ameobi



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73 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    he can move on with his brother.

    he’ll be a cracking signing for rotherham. bye.

  • 2 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Low Fell Mag

    Yes you are entitled to go to games mate and I’m happy that you believe your supporting the team by doing so, ask yourself this:

    – Where is the money going that’s generated by the club? this club can’t function on support alone it needs money!!

    Any player will tell you they’d rather play in front of no crowd rather than a hostile one, so protesting at the game doesn’t help the team it impacts on the players in a negative way.

    Booing every-time pards comes out has a negative effect on the players so doesn’t support the team.

    You keep going mate and feed the CANCER that KILLING our club, keep showing

  • 3 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Martoon & Jazzyp

    Do you think booing at pards during a game has a positive effect on the team? The walk out had its uses but it probably would have spoken more if 20k decided sod this I’m not going. A hostile crowd at home shows the media that we are unhappy but also makes the players nervous and gives the opposition more belief

    There is no right and no wrong to this debate, as I stated earlier I don’t blame those who are tied into deals that would be unfair…I did however bash the fans that take up new season tickets to replace those vacating there seats!!

  • 4 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 12, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    To all the people hating on Pardew, whats gona be the crack this time next season when we once again finish in the top ten with very little progression in squad depth?

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Jun 12, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Re -writing history again. A hostile crowd makes the players nervous and gives belief to the opposition. Re -writing the facts to suite an argument.
    After they walk out game there were a couple of players who said the noise did not effect them -I did a post about it. Can’t remember now both -but one was Anita who said :-
    However, Anita says the players simply focused on the job at hand, and feels the noise may have affected Cardiff more than the Magpies.
    He told the Gazette: “The atmosphere wasn’t difficult for us, because we knew what we needed to do and just focused on that.
    “I think the opposition was scared as well by all the noise, so it was OK for us.”

    Please get the facts right.

  • 6 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 12, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Yeah do the bare minimum to secure a contract like your brother. Don’t do any more than that mind. Your mother won’t be happy.

  • 7 Markaccus // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    I think, putting everything aside, even football, i think it is arrogant and unpleasant for anyone to put someone down for simply chosing there own form of support/displeasure on any given subject.

  • 8 martoon // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Our Toon @2 – I agree that booing Pardew has a negative effect which is why I don’t do it. I think the crux of the argument is live and let live. If you believe that giving up your ST and boycotting matches sends a message then fair enough. However if you believe you can continue to attend matches and support the team not the regime then that is also fair enough and you should not be castigated for it.
    Just because you attend matches does NOT mean you are a Pardew lover or an Ashley supporter – you just want to support NUFC and watch a game of football.

  • 9 Go toon gooooo // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    This player with his physique simply can’t be a winger.He can be good center back,good striker,good defensive midfielder or good basketball playmaker.Good winger no way.He possess a lot of guilt about Newcastle losing streak also,among other out-of-place played Parde players.Rare football physique but for winger absolutely NO.

  • 10 jimmysmith // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Sammy is a unique talent. He has remarkable ball skills for a big guy, and pace when he hits his stride. He also is going to grow into what might be a fairly imposing physique in two or three years time. I agree he hasn’t shown nearly enough to be considered a genuine first team player as yet, but he along with Abeid, Bigi and perhaps Good, look a realistic chance of stepping up. I have never seen that before at the Toon, young players almostwithout exception haven’t had what it takes to make it at Newcastle, yet I think we might get one or two out of that group and by all accounts their are perhaps one or two others of real quality coming through behind them as well.

  • 11 catchy in norway // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    for the record

    anyone who still goes to the matches has no right to complain, it would be like complaining about ukip getting into power ahead of labour, making your mouth go about how much poorer you are, then saying that’s why I don’t vote,,

    history is telling you it is going to be a poor season

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Nothing wrong with booing pardew. Bring it on. How else do we get rid of Mikey’s man? If we can’t do that, what can we do? Pardew baiting: it’s great sport too.

  • 13 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Catchy,

    Where do you think we may finish next season under this regime

  • 14 martoon // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    catchy @11 – Sorry but I completely disagree because as paying customers we above all others are entitled to complain.

  • 15 welshgeordie9 // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    you have just got to love the happy campers on this blog

    Dear me

  • 16 welshgeordie9 // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    You never know Ashley might for once in his life might shock us all

    Pretty much doubt it but you never know

  • 17 Wayayman // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Go toon gooooo @9, why do you think that? Sammy’s physique isn’t unlike Ronaldo’s at a similar age. Ronaldo is 6’2 and Sammy has similar skills although he’s not as fast (but few are!)

    I’m not comparing them, but I do think Sammy could be a fantastic asset for us this season if he can get a run of games and if idiots stop comparing him to his brother.

  • 18 catchy in norway // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    toon P

    under this regime is kind of miss leading,

    like I have said , we have 2 cancers,

    the playing side , IS good enough to finish top 10 EASY, just not under paerdew, I think bottom 5”

    the other cancer is MA, he is just a drain on the club.

  • 19 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Mr Tuff

    Whose rewriting history mate? funny how 2 goals came after the walkout and when the most displeased fans had walked out!!

    Not every player will agree but 90% / 95% would think a hostile home crowd will have a negative effect on the home team and create extra pressure. You’ve given 1 example, I can give you multiple ones spanning back multiple years. I suggest you do your research my friend!!

  • 20 catchy in norway // Jun 12, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Martoon

    why would you pay to get into a car you know is going to crash then complain that it crashed ???

    the mind boggles

    for me, this season, when you pay for your tickets, its like signing a waver to all your rights, as we have been warned from the last 2 seasons..

    just clap and watch us crash

  • 21 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Martoon

    Its impossible to support the team and not the regime mate, I understand where you are coming from but this notion of support the team not the regime but it just can’t work. Any supporter that attends does support the regime because you fund regime, all MA wants is bums on seats.

    A) Buying a ticket
    B) Buying HT pies & pints
    C) Buying club merchandise

    All monies goes to MA and indirectly supports the regime even though you hate the regime. As I’m writing this I’m uncertain if it makes sense but it makes sense in my head!! We have seen the limited investment that goes into the club and this debt isnt coming down so it must go into FATMANS POCKET

  • 22 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Catchy,

    There is no misleading, because it filters down from the decisions above, it’s apparant. There is no misleading or guessing that this transfer poilicy hurts us. It does.

    It hurts Pardew, he is just willing to put up with it. Why not? It’s a good job, pay is OK.

    NUFC is going to finish mid-table once again and there wont be a cry apart from why we cannot push on?

    That is Ashleys problem to foresee x

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Jun 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Our Toon – don’t shoot the messenger because you disagree and again you need to obtain facts no your interpretation of the facts are.
    After the walkout at the Cardiff game -the booing of Percy continued.
    As you suggest two goals were scored after the walkout – so far from affecting the team it obviously did not – thus shredding the argument of fwightening the players.
    can you please explain your basis that 90-95% of players would think a hostile crowd would have a negative impact. Just a link to the poll or evidence will do nicely thank you. Please do not tell me you’ve just made these percentages up -we need facts -from good research. Know your club!

  • 24 martoon // Jun 12, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    catchy @20 – That makes no sense what so ever. To continue your analogy you can’t complain to a garage about a car if you haven’t bought one in the first place.
    Our Toon @21 – As far as I am concerned my ST money goes towards staff wages and general running of the club and not into Ashley’s back pocket.There have been many accountants on here who have looked at the books and confirmed this. Yes I know he gets free advertising but I consider this a necessary evil of his interest free loan.

  • 25 snowdone // Jun 12, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    With the hateful comments of people like Our Toon and Catchy no wonder this blog has gone downhill. Everyone has the right to go to the game and continue supporting their team, even if the most depressing of circumstances. By your logic no one would go to see Luton Town because of bad management.
    It’s in the blood, guys. People pay their money to indulge their passion. Sure at the moment they’re not getting much return, but that’s their choice.
    What a narrow life some of you must lead – constant repetition of the same old guff!

  • 26 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Snowdone

    Hateful comments such as? What have i said that’s hateful?

  • 27 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Mister Tuff

    What did Sam Allerdyce say about booing of home fans earlier this season?

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t a certain Mr Rooney take offence at booing “nice to hear your own fans booing” he said sarcastically, if I remember correctly.

    Sports Psychology Experts will back up my claims check out Dr Patrick Cohn who used to be an athlete and is now one of the most respected in his field of psychology, he made comments on booing “I do think booing affects a player’s psychology,” said Dr. Patrick Cohn, mental health coach at Peak Performance Sports. “It’s a distraction for the players, who now are focusing on the crowd instead of their performance. And, athletes are entertainers, so that means they are not entertaining their fans.”

    Herm Edwards, who coached in the NFL from 2001 to 2008 and now is a broadcaster for ESPN, has an interesting notion on booing. He thinks it actually helps the opposing team.

    “When you boo someone, especially the home team, the other team is thinking, ‘We’ve gotten in their heads,'” Edwards said. “That is now their motivation.”

    Dr. Cohn agrees.

    “Is it the best way to lift your team? No! There is no way that it is a motivating factor. I don’t see a coach calling a different play or the players working any harder,” Cohn said. “It’s really only an expression of frustration.”

  • 28 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Different sport but its about athletes at the peak of there game

    http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/10244/what-does-booing-say-about-us

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Senor Tuff my good friend…I don’t know if you can call this proof or just opinion, but here is a link:

    http://www.soccerperformance.org/specialtopics/factaffectperf.htm

    A direct quote “Evidence shows that playing at home generally offers an advantage to a team although home players are often more anxiety prone and this can affect game performance. A hostile crowd atmosphere can lead to teams making mistakes.”

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    I do think the crowd is very important and have a significant role whether they show up or decide to stay away! Just my take on the situation!

  • 31 Belfast // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    I wouldn’t give a shit tbh, for 50 grand a week, I would take being booed forever lol

  • 32 the truth will out // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    god help us the eternal optimist or is optometrist welshie

  • 33 Belfast // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Fabregas of to Chelsea then

  • 34 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Would I prefer one showed up and boo or people simply stayed away I would recommend the later!

    …would I ask people to do so! no! …only if asked ;)

  • 35 jazzyp // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Interesting how we have gone from a mass walk out and the crowd showing there distain towards the Hierarchy, To it not being helpful for the players to suit an Argument.

  • 36 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Belfast…you would do it for a Big Mac!

  • 37 Belfast // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Jesper I’d be your bitch for 50 grand a week..

  • 38 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Evening jazzyp mate…how are you doing? Looking forward to the game tonight?

  • 39 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Belfast…I thought you already were ;) lol

  • 40 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Fab going to Chelsea you say. For how much?

  • 41 Belfast // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Don’t know near the 30 million mark I think

  • 42 Mister Tuff // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Our Toon – you need to tell Anita he was wrong -not me – I only reported what he said -after researching the matter.
    There is a difference in booing players and booing Percy -everbody knew Percy was the target and not the players -hence him getting Carver to occupy the technical area.
    You cannot be serious in suggest Fat Sam and Rooney have important input into the matter -Fat Sam -said he should be manager of Real Madrid or Inter.

  • 43 jazzyp // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Jesper
    Hey buddy how ya doing !!
    Brazil 3-1 for me mate.
    Jesus how would you love for Nufc to have a midfield the quality of Chelsea’s. Fabregas-Ramirez-Hazzard-Shurle-Salas…….mouthwatering

  • 44 andrew84 // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Welshie,

    I rarely post on here but I read just about every article and comment.

    On a number of occasions I’ve noticed your nugget of wisdom “loads of happy campers on here……dear me”, almost like it’s your catchphrase. Yet I don’t think I’ve ever seen you suggest reasons for fans to actually have any optimism.

    Is there something positive and exciting in this whole regime that is being missed by everyone apart from you? I’d love to know what it is. Or maybe you’re just one of those “We could have done a Leeds” brigade?

    I’m not necessarily having a go, I’m just genuinely curious why you think people on here should not be pessimistic bearing in mind the deterioration in the standard of football at NUFC over the last couple of years?

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Jazzyp…I great buddy. The same result here! That midfield would just be too good to be true :)

  • 46 jazzyp // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Jesper
    30 mill for Fabregas

  • 47 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Mister Tuff

    It comes down to atmosphere mate, a hostile atmosphere won’t have a good effect on the home team. As for Anita, he probably fits into the 5% or 10% bracket that it doesn’t effect. It does have a detrimental effect though, if it didn’t then it shouldn’t matter playing home or away.

  • 48 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Jazzyp

    Its not to suit any argument mate, the walkout had it’s purposes but booing a manager and a hostile atmosphere toward him is worse for the team therefore its not supporting the team but having a reverse effect, its not supporting the team!!

    Getting back to football though, surprised Wenger didn’t want him….very good replacement for Lampard and they’ll have Costa soon as well.

  • 49 jazzyp // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Ourtoon
    Im afraid we going to have to agree to disagree again pal.
    How is sitting at home in silence making a point to Ashley when you can voice your disapproval in the ground and make your feelings known.
    Say 10-15000 refuse to renew there season tickets and the players are playing in an half empty stadium, Is that really going to boost morale.
    Hateful comments was abit Harsh on you mate I must say!!
    I agree Costa and Fabregas are quality signings for chelski. its a pity Mashley refuses to bring in this type of player to lift everyone’s spirits for once

    Agree mate Costa and Fabregas are quality signings.

  • 50 beermonkey // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    couldn’t we have signed fabregas to replace cabs

  • 51 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    If Chelsea bring in Fabregas as well as Costa my moneys on them for next years PL title .

    ————–Matic————–Ramires—————-

    —Hazard————-Oscar—————Fabregas—

    ————————-Costa—————————–

    Scary stuff although they could improve on Ramires . They also have Courtois now .

    Just shows how much we need to improve to actually compete in the PL .

  • 52 jazzyp // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Beermonkey
    have you been smoking that whacky bacca again lol !!
    we only do freebies bud, You should know that by now

  • 53 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Jazzyp

    I agree to disagree mate haha, personally I think if those who go to games truly believe in supporting the team then a protest before the match or after the match would send a message to the regime, booing at the manager when the team is playing will have a negative affect. The 90mins should be about the team IF fans feel that attending is supporting the team.

    10k sitting at home sends a message as long as them seats aren’t taken up by anyone else. Haha yeah hateful was harsh but hey ppl are entitled to there opinions

    Big Papa put the team up before but I think Fabregas will fit into Ramires role and Willian Hazard on either wing!! Scary propostion

  • 54 GeordieTwo // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    I’m very excited about next season. My only worry is that we don’t have enough midfielders. How many do we currently have? Only 13 or so? That’s clearly not enough. We should cut down on the number of strikers in the squad and bring in more midfielders.

  • 55 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    @ Our Toon

    Certainly puts things into perspective when Chelsea have Costa & Fabregas to look forward to next season and we have Perez & Colback :( .

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    That’s one of the things I like most about Ashley and Pardew’s handling of the club. Balance. Two strikers, 13 midfielders, 2 decent CB’s. Beautiful balance there.

  • 57 Go toon gooooo // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Wayayman
    My friend.Cristiano Ronaldo height is 185cm,Sammy Ameobi is 194cm.That from the start is a huge difference.Sammy Ameobi will struggle at a winger position.And Newcastle United will struggle too.Huge,huge mistake for his career if he is pushed to play on winger position.

  • 58 GeordieTwo // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Ooop! Sorry, I forgot about Colback! Make that 14 midfielders.

  • 59 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Big Pappa

    Certainly puts it into perspective.

  • 60 GeordieTwo // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    You know lads, it’s a well known fact that in the modern game it’s crucial to have huge numbers of midfielders available and almost no strikers or central defenders. Yes, that’s well known to Pardew and Ashley.

  • 61 Rotonda heights // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    prodigy

    the feeling is that although a perceived lack of investment from Ashley we should still be doing a lot better with the squad we have. Athletico Madrid cost less than Bale!

  • 62 lesh // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    The anti-Pardew brigade have been strangely quiet for a couple of weeks or so it seems anyway.

    What’s brought it on again? What’s brought the booing, walkout, non-attendance debate to the fore?

    For hell’s sake, last season’s gone, finished, kaput and next season ain’t starter yet.

    The transfer window’s not officially open (yes, I know that other clubs have got their business under way)so why not give the whining a break and start again when there’s something real to bellyache at.

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Not attending matches is a sign you’re not prepared to put up with s—e any more and can afford to be a bit more discerning.

  • 64 GeordieTwo // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    With all the planning and ambition being shown by the AshPards we should be in excellent shape for a walkout! Don’t let Ashley get away with this bollocks. Stay away from the home matches. He’ll get the idea pretty quickly.

  • 65 cestriasteve // Jun 12, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    BPC,

    It’s strange about Ramires but Jose swears by him.

  • 66 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    lesh…let’s face it. Evewything from last season… is kaput!

    …It’s finished. Fertig! Verfallen! Verlumpt! Verblunget! Verkackt!

  • 67 MadisonToon // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Lesh –

    I think the anti-Pardew talk came about due to the season ticket extension and discussions about whether or not fans should re-up their tickets. It’s also the summer which is when teams who are planning to make a managerial change should do so, so it makes sense that people who want that to happen are calling for it.

    I think that, coupled with the lack of inspired signings doesn’t help Pardew win any new fans…if people didn’t want him at the end of last season, he hasn’t done anything to convince anyone that they should be on his side. He’s gotta do something to change people’s minds and he hasn’t and isn’t looking likely to do anything impressive this summer.

  • 68 GeordieTwo // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Remember how Pards used to rave about Benny? Those were the days. Now who does he rave about? Colback for 5 minutes? What about Bigi? Who will be the next Pardew favourite?

  • 69 welshgeordie9 // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    GeordieTwo

    I’m pardews favourite, now lay off

    Ha ha ha

  • 70 welshgeordie9 // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Nobody on here are going to disrespect my main man

  • 71 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    GT…Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome.

    …I thought you were packing these days? :)

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // Jun 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    For obvious reasons i shouldn’t be saying this but if nufc want to replace cabaye they should go for one person and one person only

    Shelvey

  • 73 lesh // Jun 12, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Jesper. A man of many talents: a linguist, a font of musical knowledge, a wit, a sage – I could go on but unless you have double doors in your house, you’ll never get out of it! ;-)

    MadisonToon

    Your assessment of why the Pardew bashers have emerged from their albeit bride siesta, is fair.

    But, however much they want Pardew out, they’ll never get their wish until Ashley decides to make the change.

    Even I’ve worked out that the more his detractors bay for Pardew’s head, the less chance there is that Ashley’ll sack him. We saw that at the end of last season.

    It’s clear that Ashley alone’ll make any staffing decisions no matter how many fans protest so they should just get used to the fact that Pardew’s gonna be with us for the foreseeable future and so should either like it, or lump it.

    Tough I know but trying to force Ashley into making changes is like swimming against a strong tide or pi$$Ing against the wind.

    It’s time wasting, energy sapping and frustrating.




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