Magpies Spreading Their Wings Down Under


Newcastle collapsed in the league last season, and it started just before the New Year came around when we lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal,  having previously won seven of our previous nine  games to get to 6th top of the league.

Alan Pardew at Oldham

Alan Pardew at Oldham Athletic last Tuesday night

And starting with that loss at home to Arsenal – over the last 20 league games of the season, we lost 14 of them and only picked up only 16 points, and managed to lose seven of the last eight games. 😀

But the transfer market has been good so far for Newcastle – especially in the last six days when we have seen Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat all sign on the dotted line for Newcastle United , and the mood has lifted just a little bit.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the New Zealand trip:

“It’s something new for us.” “I know for our fans it is a very, very difficult place to go.” “But they will give us support down there.”

“So it is good to try to spread our name a little bit.” “It will be a great experience for us. I think this season we have to get it spot on. We have to get it right.”

“There’s some good funding and good facilities.” “The weather is going to be perfect.” “I am hoping that turns out to be a real success for us.”

Rob Elliot will be in goal for Newcastle in the games in New Zealand, and it will be another opportunity for the Ireland International to show he can push Tim Krul next season.

But the trip has been overshadowed by the death of two Newcastle fans  John Alder and Liam Sweeney while traveling to New Zealand, in the terrible tragedy on Thursday when it’s looking like pro-Russian rebels shot down their Malaysian passenger plane.

The Newcastle players will wear black armbands in both of the games next week as a tribute to the two fans, and before the game the crowd will hold a minutes applause while photographs of John Alder and Liam Sweeney are displayed at the grounds.

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24 comments so far

  • Mr Funk

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    How about Khouma Babacar as a possible striker

    Last year of contract
    Possibly available for a reasonable price
    21 years old
    However, not a great scoring record but has potential

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Nothing to do with Sprot Direct Alan ? Lets hope you can get a win in the Rugby capital of the world.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Mr funk
    I dont think we can take a chance on any more potential mate. We need a proven out and out forward as we have no back up at this moment in time.
    Riviere has the potential but doesnt fill me with much exitement if to be used as our only forward

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Mr Funk
    We don’t need African strikers as they may head to ACON in a middle of season.

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    @ Jazzyp

    Could be possible to get him and javier hernandez for the price of lacazette

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    ethitoon,
    Where are you from ?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Mr funk
    Would have more hope for little pea to do the job for us mate to be honest.
    I really think the next forward we bring in is gonna be a big plus for our club and hopefully this is why we are taking our time in getting it right. As we can ill afford to be stranded with another Ldj again

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Jail for Ashley
    Tough question pal!
    Anything relevant to you ?

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Doesn’t PEA play for Gabon – won’t he be away for ACN?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Don’t be so touchy, just wondering that’s all, we have a world wide fan base on here, what’s so difficult ?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    should be a min of silence for all those ppl who passdawy in the accident

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  • Fostino

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #12

    I fear we wont see any more business until closer to the end of window and weve pushed out some heavy earners
    jonas..marv..obertan..and ben afra (hate to say it) ….

    I still think were short a striker..a centre back and grenier. I think most would aggree

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Jail

    Not claiming genius status but I’m thinking it surely must be Ethiopia

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  • firebug666

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14

    AP confirms more signings are on the way.

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/2014/07/alan-pardew-confirms-more-signings-are-on-the-way/?

    Lets hope so eh!

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  • colwell

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #15

    We have increased our goal scoring chances slightly with our new signings but our main issue is still our shocking defense. If anything Debs departure has taken our only strong link out of the defense. We were awful last year at the back and as of yet its not getting any better.

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  • Fostino

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #16

    an aging colo and williamson is far too slow as a partnership for premier league. s.taylor is far too rash and inconsistant and the same could be said for yanga who aerial skills and strength is lacking. …..cb and lack of a recognised striker is a huge worry still for me. without temys goals last year wed a been down in the bottom 3. still think we haven5 replaced cabaye like for like. I feel cabaye =colback and siem de jong together. p

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #17

    firebug

    still think its linked to who leaves

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    We are not mackems.we always do our businesses carefully since we return from relegation 5yrs ago.I haven’t seen wrong
    transfer deal since then I guess..
    Jail FA
    Why did u miss our private conversation
    Yesterday?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Rotonda,
    That would be like assuming you’re from West Florida

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #20

    Rotonda heights
    Oops! You got me..

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  • firebug666

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #21

    beermonkey

    Not rally sure mate because when you read his quote…..

    We still have a bit of work to do.

    “At the moment we have a healthy squad which we’re looking to increase.”

    I hope he does mean increase the squad, If we get another striker in and then add some depth at the back I will be a happy man.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #22

    I’ve never met an Ethiopean Toon fan before.

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  • bobby mango

    Jul 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #23

    A CB would be very handy and needed. Not sure if losing debuchy weakens defence though, he’s not an amazing defender. Tbh I’d be happy if our full backs stayed back at but more.

    Still, for me, a proven striker is the priority. I’d like someone in the Benteke mould (so does every club).
    Hernandez… Why do people keep mentioning him? Would be great but he’s exactly what we need and he’s definitely not going to choose us over Tottenham or Inter!

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #24

    Jail for Ashley
    Well u r now I guess…
    There are a few here including me who die for this FC.but most of them here are arsenal fans.I think most nufc fans are in south Africa.Nigerians tend to arsenal as well..

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