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Newcastle Need All 3 Points Against Crystal Palace

9:23 am, Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 182 Comments

We could really do with a win at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday, and if we can get all 3 points that would mean we’ve made a decent enough start to the Premier League with 4 points from our first three games, the same return as in the last two seasons.

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Neil Warnock – new Crystal Palace manager

And of course we navigated though a potential banana skin, when we beat Gillingham 1-0 on Tuesday night, and the lads played quite well and created chances once again, but we had to rely on an own goal to take us through.

There are a couple of potential problems with our game on Saturday, and one of them is that Palace have just appointed Neil Warnock as their new manager to replace Tony Pulis, and usually a team plays well in the first game for any new manager.

And then there’s the worry about being able to score goals, and we just have to hope players like Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella and Manu Riviera can get their shooting boots on, and an early goal is exactly what we need on Saturday.

It’s an important game for Newcastle, and we need a good result – because our next game it in two weeks time – at Southampton on 13th September – unlucky for some.

That’s after the two week International break.

And we have some injury doubts too, with Jack Colback and 18 year-old Rolando Aarons sustaining knocks, and we should know about their status at today’s press conference  with Alan Pardew – and whether Cheick Tiote is fit to play in this game.

Let us know how you think we’ll do on Saturday.

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182 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    I’ll be devastated if we lose to a Neil ‘Colin’ Warnock side. Detest the man.

  • 2 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Yes. Yes we do…….

    is the answer to this headline

  • 3 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM


    I apologise for being so even minded of late, i will try to do better 😀

  • 4 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM


    wouldn’t want him to manage us, I like him in the prem some of his interviews are great


    but can we get all 3

  • 5 BuckLuck // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    We need an own goal ow two from Palace then…

  • 6 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    beermonkey, I hope that was sarcasm? Colin is the enemy of football mate. He makes Pardew look like Alex Fergusson.

  • 7 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM


    I should bloody hope so. I will stick my neck out…. prediction… the team will click, we will get players in the box, and win 3-1 😀

  • 8 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Well I went for a draw!

    Pardew reckons we may need to score 2 or 3 to win so I’m not to optimistic as WE haven’t scored a goal yet.

    And I hate saying we’ll lose.

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    “His first match in charge (of QPR) was an emphatic 3–1 home win against West Brom.”

    Hmmm. If he gets any emphatic ideas on Saturday, he any well achieve them again.

  • 10 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    So what will happen if we lose the game and don’t sign a forward before the window closes that’s what I’m worried about.

  • 11 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    I am sure he will take palace down but watch him rant when stuff don’t go his way its funny he must lose half his wages in a year through fines for slating refs and the fa


    I think if we lose or draw it will become very uncomfortable for pards the time will have run out and we will be back to where we were last game of the season when he was hiding

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Not to mention there’s a two week wait for our next match if we do lose.

  • 13 musomag // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    I’ve been optimistic and voted for the win this time…

    I reckon now is the time to unleash a fired-up Hatem Ben Arfa…it’s not like he hasn’t got a point to prove or anything!
    He’d go through Palace like a dose of the sh1ts and give our new lads the chance to find the net at last

    Come on Pard, stop being a bell end and get our boy back in the team

  • 14 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Heart and head says we should get a win. Pulis had the defence super well organised second half of last season. Not expecting a great game though Palace will be looking for a draw.

  • 15 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:45 AM


    Agreed. If we do not win, it will mean we didnt attack. Palace are not a strong side, and will succumb to attacking football backed up by players supporting each other. There is no room here for pardew to play cautious.

  • 16 Go toon gooooo // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    All three points needs to be deserved.The question is:does Pardew has knowledge to deserve all three points?With copy of previous squad at Villa probably not.

  • 17 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    we will get mugged

  • 18 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Assuming tiote is still out, hoping (in vain) for this team

    433 false 9




    Rivvy or Goofy (either SHOULD work well in a front 3 imo)

    This prevents using a forward as a winger, allows the FBs to get forward for width, with plenty of cover from MF, and of course Socks and Colback can both deliver a cross when the mood takes them.

  • 19 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Marccacaus we all ready play with a false LB and false CH. I like a challenge as much as the next man but can we not have a genuine no 9 please.

  • 20 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM


    I’d go for that with Rivierre , I’d like to see M’biwa before he gets ejected though.

    Anyone worth taking off Marsielle if we’re loaning/selling M’biwa to them?

  • 21 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    OP we do struggle against pace and Willo and Colo are not the quickest. Could be a good game for Yanga to play. We are likely to be doing most of the attacking so I can see the logic in playing a CH with pace to counter the Palace counter attacks

  • 22 Munster Mag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    can any of you fools tell me why you want Mbiwa at center half. he one good short spell there , but in general :

    -Doesn’t head well ( short too )
    – Doesn’t man-mark well
    -Doesn’t read the game remotely well
    -Looks nervy
    -Tackles rashly
    -Only has one real positive – pace

    Presume this is just another illogical reason to blame Pardew ??

    Rotunda, that was a pointless effort at an answer last night. If Pardew needs to teach this guy to show a player outside/inside etc the he shouldnt have been signed in the first place . But as usual its all pardews fault isnt it. The man is no managerial genius, but we’ll do ok under him this season. Perhaps not as well as if we had a top manager, but top managers and NUFC dont mix, not under Ashley anyway. And by the way, some of the Fottball Manager guys on this blog are still wittering on about formations. Loads of you wanted 4231 and blamed pardew for being a 442 dinosaur. Its ridiculous. I totally agree that pardew has to get more ambitions, and get more players more often in the last third of the pitch, but the Pardew obsessed oddballs on this site need to find a bit more balance before the more inelligent posters on here will give them credibility.

  • 23 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM


    That Gayle for palace will cause havoc against Willo and colo if he and they start.

    Only seen bits and pieces but he looks a tricky player with decent pace and good shot. Not looking foward to the prospect of him facing up our CBS at all 🙁

  • 24 Toon1978 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    The club need to get their fingers out of their rectums and push to get a striker in ASAP.

  • 25 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    @22 thats the same as any centre backs we have lol

  • 26 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    OP Frazier Campbell is no slouch either..

  • 27 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I’ll be the fool to answer you Munster 🙂

    Because all those faults you listed M’biwa as having colo the clown has the same ones except it looks like he’s running in treacle!

    Hope that wasn’t to foolish 😉

  • 28 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:17 AM


    Theirs very few slow attackers in the EPL thease days, think I read Campbell had a knock somewhere if not ex SMB will score!

  • 29 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    OP true for all the good work done this transfer window it is still a job half done. I never feel confident we can keep a clean sheet.We still need that elusive CF and the defence has hardly been touched. I really like Janmaat and was never really that impressed with Debuchy but I feel MA is hoping he can get away with what we have for another season in the hope Good Streete and Satka will come through so he does not have to spend money on replacements for Taylor Willo and Colo. Masssive gamble.

  • 30 nut meg // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Optimistic /Tequilla
    Gayle has pace to burn & Campbell is a livewire.Every team knows by now that they can do us serious damage straight down the centre of our defence by pace alone.I fear the worst until that problem is sorted out……the quicker the better.

  • 31 Munster Mag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Optimistic, thats a ridiculous answer. In his prime, Colo was one of the best centre halves this club had had in 20 years. He may be fading, but he reads the game better than Mbiwa will ever do. Anything else to say ??

  • 32 newunited1 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM


    I know this is non-newcastle related but i am RAISING FUNDS for the MNDA as I am doing the Great North Run in just over a week. I have been struggling to raise funds and would MASSIVELY appreciate anyone donating to help me reach my target of £200.

    The ALS ICE WATER BUCKET challenge has been in the spotlight lately, but MNDA is the same thing but just in our country.

    I have been greatly affected by it as my Auntie has been diagnosed with the disease and I want to do what I can to help raise funds for the charity.

    PLEASE donate if you can.

    Here is a link to my Just Giving page, please donate anything you can it would be greatly appreciated, its for a great cause.

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Why the hell Palace appointed Warnock is unknown to anyone!
    They might as well of just said relegate us now

    He won’t use any of the tactics or philosophy left by Pulis he hates him and is an egomaniac!

    Fully expect 3 points, Warnock is an awful manager

    As for being terrorised by Dwight Gale, based on what? One league cup game? The lad is a prospect no more no less, he has the odd good game but is very very lightweight, they rolled over for West Ham…..a very poor looking West Ham

  • 34 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Munster, that is true but you also hit the nail on the head with he is a fading force. He never got close to Aquero and Suarez used to torture him every game. I know Gayle and Campbell are not in that class but he really struggles these days with pace. In a game where we are likely to be camped in the Palace half for most of the game he looks vulnerable to one on one counter attacks.

  • 35 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Crystal Palace play with a compact defence that is competent at dealing with crosses and subsequent second balls. The last time we played them AP tried to get round the back on the flanks and put in crosses which didn’t work for 90 minutes. This was due to the lack of players in the box, forwards playing on the wing and as illustrated by the game at Gillingham an inability to dislodge a well drilled defence. For this reason IMO playing a single (under performing) striker will not work as there is a need for two forwards to pull the defensive line apart. This allows the opportunity for quick passing and lay offs to on coming midfielders.

  • 36 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Tads just be happy Palace got him, if the Pardew haters got their way and he was hooked he may well have ended up here

  • 37 Beatroll25 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM


    Not ever player you buy is going to be the finished article, especially when you only pay £6 million.

    There is a reason that M’bwia was being courted by big European clubs and was breaking into the international fold, that is because he had bags of potential.

    Sadly he chose the wrong club and found the wrong manager. This has been the case for more than M’bwia too.

    The manager we have has not brought any of these players through and help them realise their potential. They either get a run of games and are dropped, are consistently subbed after 70 minutes despite the nature of the game or worst of all are played in the wrong position.

    Some players need a run of 10-20 games, need to iron out their mistakes and learn the league before they are discarded.

    Alan has you and those like you thinking you are the last remaining bastion of human intelligence as you can all see how bad these players are and nobody else can. You’ll be in the camp that Alan has had it hard despite being given a team full of internationals which in truth has more talent in it that a NUFC team has had for over a decade.

    These players aren’t rubbish. What they are is good players who have the ‘potential’ to be great under the right manager, a manager who allows them to make mistakes and stick with them and ultimately plays the game to their strengths.

    The fact that you cannot see this despite proclaiming that others are Pardew obsessed oddballs makes you the foolish one.

    M’bwia, Santon, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Anita, Cisse and Gouffran are all good players that should play better than they currently are or have been under Pards.

    If Mapou was a isolated case you’d have a leg to stand on.

    Sadly I think we will see the same happen to Cabella, Riviere, De Jong, Perez, Ferreyra, Janmaat etc…

    In fact there have already murmurs about Riviere and Cabella. I suppose Pro Pardew folk will use anything to vindicate the man, even lowering themselves to the level of calling others football manager fans with no knowledge off football. Like you are the all knowing aficionado.

    Get out.

  • 38 Blaydon-Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Well I have 100% vote success rate up till now – I went for win this time massive game could have a massive impact on the rest of the season !

  • 39 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Mbiwa will not be the first or last to have lapses of concentration or questionable decision making, but does AP have the ability to coach him out of his deficiencies; or evaluate his long term potential correctly?

  • 40 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Yanga Mbwia to Marseille on a season long loan according to GFN salary agreed and he’s agreed to go
    Might free up a place for Micah

  • 41 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    19tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Marccacaus we all ready play with a false LB and false CH. I like a challenge as much as the next man but can we not have a genuine no 9 please.

    Haha. Good one 😀

    Unfortunately we dont seem to have a genuine 9 at the moment so its the next best thing

  • 42 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Get French Football News can confirm Foot Mercato reports that Newcastle central defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has agreed to join Marseille on loan after finding a salary agreement with the Ligue 1 side.
    Get French Football News reported that a loan offer with an option to buy had been made for the player earlier this week and now the ball is in Newcastle United’s court.
    More undoubtedly to follow

  • 43 catchy in norway // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:43 AM


    he may be a prospect


    right now he is on cloud 9, and confidence is massive in football, our confidence looks low, our best player looks frustrated, and SDJ will not get 90 mins


    you talk about MYM . at least he has pace, i dont think he is that bad a defender, where as mike williamson is shocking, he is 6ft4 and can not head the ball, i find that very sad, he almost always heads with the top of his head and has no direction, remind me how many goals he has scored for us? and to think of how many free kicks and corners are directed at him

  • 44 Scottiedog // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    @40 & 42
    Just saw that! TBH Mbiwa, although a good player in France, is just not cut out for the EPL 🙁

    SO now in for Micah!!??

  • 45 Pardews Prolific Boys // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Beatrice is there no. Chance that we get these players instead of top clubs because all they have is potential and rarely look like living up to it?
    It may be that yeah the manager isn’t the best but perhaps these players with ‘potential’ aren’t that good either.
    Mbiwa should be able to read the game.things like that are within a player or not. It’s virtually impossible to teach vision.
    Just maybe….

  • 46 newunited1 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM


    I know this is non-newcastle related but i am RAISING FUNDS for the MNDA as I am doing the Great North Run in just over a week. I have been struggling to raise funds and would MASSIVELY appreciate anyone donating to help me reach my target of £200.

    The ALS ICE WATER BUCKET challenge has been in the spotlight lately, but MNDA is the same thing but just in our country.

    I have been greatly affected by it as my Auntie has been diagnosed with the disease and I want to do what I can to help raise funds for the charity.

    PLEASE donate if you can.

    Here is a link to my Just Giving page, please donate anything you can it would be greatly appreciated, its for a great cause.

  • 47 musomag // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Munster Mag
    Calling Colo ‘One of the best centre halves this club has had in 20 years’ is far from a compliment.

    Colo was above average during our stint in the Championship, that’s about it. We are all fools to our opinions from time to time

  • 48 spaghetti bandit // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    I have a bad feeling about Saturday,, we always seem to be the new manager at.a clubs first game,, last season solskjaer,, did canio n guarantee for th mackems n there has been a few more tht i can’t think off th top of my head,, if we don’t score early doors a can see it being a frustrating afternoon..

  • 49 spaghetti bandit // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Gus poyet

  • 50 Pottz // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Mbiwa to Marseille. The lad probably can’t believe his luck. Another season of premiership wages, living in the South of France, option of a permanent deal and most importantly he is playing for a quality manager who will nurture his potential.

  • 51 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I hope its true about mbiwa

    hope it goes well and he returns for next season another year wiser and full of confidence

    next simmer I hope we finally sort out our defence we all know its past its best

  • 52 Pottz // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Next summer beermonkey!! Defence should’ve been sorted last summer.

  • 53 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM


    Unfortunately there is supposed to be an option to buy.

  • 54 Beatroll25 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Pardew’s Prolific Game

    I think it is unfair to question M’bwias reading of the game when he has no time to adjust.

    Yes he has been here 18 months but he has not had a chance to adapt or acclimatise to the English game.

    He was captain of a ligue 1 winning team. No doubt in my mind he can read the game, but it is like anything, football is different all over the world and what you know in one place doesn’t necessarily translate to another.

    However the potential is there, it just isn’t being fulfilled, pure and simple.

    Anyone who who has watched M’bwia pre NUFC could see the lad had bags of potential. He was already an excellent player but looked like he had a massive future.

    It’s all guess work but there is a reason a lot of class players go to lower level PL teams before joining bigger clubs and that is because it puts them in the shop window. If they can prove themselves at our club then they could go on to bigger and better. I reckon that’s what our club tells all the new signings.

    We aren’t the attractive club we once were, we are a step up.

    Sadly our shop window is like a sport direct store in Milton Keynes (no offence if anyone is from there). Our players come hoping to make an impact and they struggle, the fans and manager turn against them and they end up being on the bench asking themselves ‘why did come here when I can’t even get a game ahead of Willo, Saylor, Dummett etc…’.

    Simply put there are a lot more intelligent people than you or I that will vouch for the more positive appraisal given to M’bwia than the negative ones given by people who think they know football and ridicule others for their lack of knowledge when in truth they simply know next to nothing.

    It’s easy to appear clever on a blog but most of these critics would get eaten alive by people with real intelligence regarding the game of football.

    I do not profess to having such knowledge but my opinions are based on what I see, what I read, what I hear and what I have experienced.

    Fans like Munster base their knowledge on what he thinks he knows, which is short sighted and embarrassingly arrogant.

    I suppose it is like a evolutionist arguing with a creationist. One uses facts, figures and statistical data they have studied and talked about with others in order to form a comprehensive and almost scientific understanding. The other uses their own self interested faith and will ignore reason and logic in order to stand by their unwavering beliefs.

  • 55 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:03 AM


    One of best in 20years isn’t really hard to say as except Woodgate most of our CBS have been average at best.

    Season we went down, pants
    Championship, did alreet
    Back to prem, did alreet
    5th season, good but not the world class CB people made out.
    Following year, pants
    Last year, pants

    The bloke average at best and your having your head turned by his curly perm.

    The times he’s been alreet or good there was big factors like being covered by Raylor Barton Guiterez Tiote
    And how many goal line clearances did Simpson make to save his blushes.

    And don’t get me started on his miss season jollies!
    He’s an embarrassment and should be no where near first team never mind captain!

    Try rating him over his full time here not one season, as I said Aversge at best and one swallow doesn’t make a summer.

    At least M’biwa could improve any chance Colo had is long gone, in fact it’s probably on a beach in Argentina like his mind and missus!

  • 56 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM


    Good post!

  • 57 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    with a view to a sale

  • 58 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Beatroll, pretty arrogant to say your opinion is worth more than Munsters. They are both opinions.

  • 59 Beatroll25 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    I think it speaks volumes for Pardew’s management when Colo and walked straight back into the team as captain instead of being stripped on the armband and being forced to work his way back into the good books.

    If ever a player deserved to train alone or with the kids it was Colo.

    And yet Ben Arfa/Jonas question the managers tactics (if the rumours are true) and are isolated from the team completely.

  • 60 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    I’m sitting and thinking….

  • 61 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Stats only tell a portion of the story. Danny Simpson was statistically the best full back in the PL but if that was the case he would have been playing for Man City or Chelsea now not QPR. You can use stats to back up an opinion but it is still just an opinion.

  • 62 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM


    if it was down to me it would have been done
    but we seem to have bought offensive players this summer I hope next its defenders


    would be a shame to see him go but he aint the same player we bought, not sure I would lay all the blame on pards as there could be reasons like homesickness and just not being able to settle even women issues,
    his preseason form he looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
    in his time here its not like the defence has been solid and confident it must be hard coming into a team like that,
    its a shame, I hope comes back next season and takes his place in a new central defender partnerships

  • 63 WestOzMag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    So mbiwa is on his way, now were left with 3. This is a horrible situation. Surely someone is coming in.

  • 64 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM


    Colin on twatter (yes that colin) is insisting mym done deal and micah richards is coming in. Now that almost guarantees that its NOT richards coming in. Probably going to be that celtic lad.

  • 65 Beatroll25 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM


    How is it arrogant to say that someone else’s arrogance is built out of stupidity.

    I never once said that my opinion was worth more, I said that my opinions are built upon my own and more importantly other people’s knowledge. Therefore to call me and those like me ”Pardew obsessed oddballs” and go on to state that we need ”to find a bit more balance before the more inelligent posters on here will give them credibility.” is purely ridiculous.

    If we were discussing M’bwia using well rounded opinion born out of true knowledge that is backed up by many references then one person doesn’t have a right to proclaim their points are more valid than anothers.

    However when an opinion holds no water, has no weight behind it and is built purely on a single minded belief (which in turns leads the believer to announce that everyone else is wrong) then surely we have a duty to deflate that poisonous argument until it can be backed up with solid facts.

    Also surely we are going to hit the never ending circle of repetition as I bevel your statement referring to me as arrogant is arrogant as you do not have the right to call anyone arrogant. Surely believing you are entitled to call someone arrogant means you are arrogant to? Ha ha

  • 66 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    WestOz if the reports are true hopefully the deal will only be confirmed once Richards or Dick Van Dyke deal is agreed. Like Janmaat for Debuchy

  • 67 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Beat @ 59

    I couldn’t agree more!

    Absolute disgrace and Pardews says he picks players on form!

  • 68 francesco-hba // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    So, Newcastle beg Loic Remy to sign with us as HE DOESNT WANT TO COME

    meanwhile, Newcastle is wasting an incredible talent with the reserves HBA WHO REFUSES TO LEAVE

    ….incredible situation

  • 69 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Beatroll to state another posters opinion is based on stupidity seems pretty arrogant to me especially when you contrast it with your own opinion which is based on sound scientific principles, at least in you`re own mind.

  • 70 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Expat posted on a earlier thread the times I think where reporting the SMB had bid for Van Dyke and tried a loan for Alderwield.

    Haven’t seen it myself, just putting it out there.

  • 71 richyg01 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Makes no sense that there is a higher percentage for WIN.

    If you cannot put the ball in the net, you cannot win games!

  • 72 jayphoto // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    On Richards… 9 games in 2 seasons doesn’t fill me with confidence and i’m pretty sure most of them where at right back?? For me Janmaat looks one of our better players based on what ive seen of the WC snd this season so far?
    Can micah even play centre back? Hes only 5’10 and Pardew seems to think Centrebacks are judged by being 6’4!
    Personally id rather see the celtic lad come in, least then we won’t have another season of corners aimed at Willo

  • 73 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM


    We managed it on Tuesday! 😉

  • 74 newunited1 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM


    I know this is non-newcastle related but i am RAISING FUNDS for the MNDA as I am doing the Great North Run in just over a week. I have been struggling to raise funds and would MASSIVELY appreciate anyone donating to help me reach my target of £200.

    The ALS ICE WATER BUCKET challenge has been in the spotlight lately, but MNDA is the same thing but just in our country.

    I have been greatly affected by it as my Auntie has been diagnosed with the disease and I want to do what I can to help raise funds for the charity.

    PLEASE donate if you can.

    Here is a link to my Just Giving page, please donate anything you can it would be greatly appreciated, its for a great cause.

  • 75 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Watch and giggle

  • 76 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM


    ——–HBA——–De Jong——–Cabella——–


    Bench: Elliot,M’biwa,Santon,Anita,Colback,Rivierre,Cisse

    And that is without the likes of Aarons,Gouffran, Obertan, Perez and a few others .

    That is much better than we had under Sir Bobby IMO and should be pushing for the Champions league.

  • 77 JamesToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM


    Richards started out as a CB
    The more worrying thing for me is why we’re replacing m’biwa not taylor??!!!

  • 78 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    I hope M’Biwa going out on loan is to free up wages for an incoming signing. Maybe wishful thinking but the way Ashley works maybe not.

    On the player himself, he has lacked confidence since he arrived for whatever reasons. He has had numerous chances and proved to be a liability, his nerves are shot to pieces and has looked edgy from the start apart from one decent spell to my knowledge.

    Personal opinion on this player. Right choice to let the lad go out on loan and get his head together and return next year a better player.

    As i say, I hope his departure is to free up wages for someone else.

    Roll on deadline day, even though it’s normally a let down.

    Toon to beat Palace by two clear goals. This should be the kickstart we need to get some points on the board.

  • 79 JamesToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM


    That is an insane front line, pace, power and flair

  • 80 cestriasteve // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    If it’s Micah Richards to come I for MYM then I hope they have sorted his hamstrings out. Benton can sniff a dodgy hammy from a mile off!!

  • 81 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    If we got Richards, and provided he could stay fit I think M’biwa would be his perfect partner .

    Taylor is the defender we should be getting rid of . Every fan I talk too hates the bloke, yet once again, Pardew see’s different .

  • 82 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    I explained why i called you an idiot,you say your a football coach and then you say the reason you think Mbiwa isn’t in the team is because of coaching,they aren’t telling him which way to show defenders etc and i pointed out that is bs,that is something you learn when your a child.If you say your a football coach then post bs like that on a public blog you have to expect people to question you.Football coaches like you should know these things.

  • 83 south coast toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    its sad when poeole are worried by strikers like gale a nd cambell for palace and not one of us can say well dont worry cisse is on fire bound to score, or if the ball falls to cisse 3 times he will score one of them, or ba or remy or two top goal scorers. i think pards lacks something but its not his fault we havent got a goalscorer is it..
    remy choose qpr over 50,000 screaming gordies….why
    bony went to swansea over 50, 000 screaming fans… why
    ba wanted out to chelsea………and would rather go to darkest peru than come back yo us
    lasscoute wont come here…..
    gomis to sawansea
    the list gos on is it we wont pay the money wages…. is it because they are defo going to start any game they are fit for is it cause they dont want to play infront of massive crowds, is it because they look at our football and think urrrr
    remy and ba had probably there best footballing time at this club and were worshipped who wouldnt want that…..and alot of players who come here feurther there international carees like colbeck might have
    we need to sort the striker front out so we can talk about how are offensive players are going to kill teams like crstal palace not be worried about a prospect and cambell after all isnt that what newcasle are 50 000 plus fans roring on there team to score…..dare i say strikers to score…lol

  • 84 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    well I hope with mbiwa going out onloan and given the age and slowness of our centrebacks

    dick van-dyke from celtic in and Richards onloan with an option to buy

    then again it could just be get the wages off the books and use satka and good this season

    to my knowledge willo not really had long spell injured so he is due and given the injuryproness of taylor and colo we could end up sh1t creek very easily if we rely on satka and good

  • 85 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    BPC most fans you would have talked to last Summer would have written off Willo as well. Hate is a bit strong.
    Not saying Taylor will come good but anything is possible.

  • 86 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Mojo I agree with the crux of your argument but when we throw out idiot and moron at other posters it just winds people up.
    Most of us have been guilty myself included. I have suggested that Catchy is depriving some poor Norwegian of the post of village idiot but in hindsight that was not one of my finest moments.

  • 87 jimmysmith // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    If a player is brought in at a knockdown price, from an inferior league and doesn’t perform like a top six player, how is that necessarily the managers fault. There are plenty of these types of players who’ve flourished under Pardew and moved on to better things. Cabaye, Debuchey, Ba, as prime examples. Remy benefitted from his season with us. Santon, Tiote and Anita are genuine EPL players, as is Sissoko, who has become very much a regular international while at Newcastle and is still only 24. The ones who haven’t, were problematic before they arrived, Obertan, Marv, Ben Arfa foremost among them, and Mbiwa is simply riddled with flaws. Pardew doesn’t have the record to suggest he’s an elite manager, but this concept of players being Pardewed is quite the stretch.

  • 88 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Lads is there any player anyone can think of who has progressed in the last 4 or 5years. I’m struggling to think of one!

    Krull is the same player from 4 year ago
    Santon same
    Tiote same maybe downhill a bit
    S Ameobi no improvement

    The lust goes on but I can’t think of any player I could say with confidence had improved their game.

  • 89 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Jimmy smith

    I agree but as I’ve said above who’s improved as a player?

  • 90 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Except the flourished bit, the players you mentioned didn’t get any better they where already at that standard

  • 91 jimmysmith // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    O P, I think all of those players mentioned improved or have improved. I even think Obertan has improved.

    Maybe even Benny, Marv and Mbiwa from the experience, just not enough to cut it at Newcastle.

  • 92 jayphoto // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Chatter down here in London is that Colback could get an England call up if he performs well against Palace! Be nice to see a geordie in the england team again

  • 93 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    @92, that will chuck his price tag up. MA will be delighted! Agree though, be good to see a geordie playing for England.

  • 94 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Poyet hints Van Dyke deal on the cards soon! SSN

  • 95 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM


    I’d say the where same when we got them as when they left.

    Cabaye for instance took corners for two years and was still bonk at them when he left, if Obas improved he must have had only one leg when we bought him 😉 on Oba I will say he’s started doing things he never used to but wouldn’t say he’s really improved.

  • 96 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Colback named in England squad

  • 97 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    OP he must have improved, was never England class when he played for the Mackems hehe

  • 98 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM


    This is not in defence of Pardew in anyway but we have did pretty well in the progression of players. It’s important to note also it’s not just Pardew who coaches NUFC.

    S Ameobi

    All these have been progressed fine under his tenure, they all have/are around the England set-up apart from Arrons, which won’t be far away. Or maybe it will be Jamaica.

    Cabaye, Ba and Debuchy earned big money moves and did very well, but they didn’t go backwards? They flourished which cannot be bad. As did Remy.

    NUFC has made Tiote. He was a know one. His consistency and concentration is where he lets himself down. Hopefully this will be his season. He was talked about and to be worth 15-20 million at one point. It dosn’t help when your team mates are chopping and changing as much as NUFC season after season also.

    We have seen magic from Ben Arfa, sadly his attitude has let him down.

    Sissoko I think is poor right now, he has a touch like an elephant. He still has alot to learn in my view, still plenty time for him to progress. Personally I think he will be shipped on for a profit within 2 seasons.

    Krul has came through the ranks and is a full international now.

    I agree with Jimmy’s view, this pardewed is a far stretch. Far too many factors to take into account for my liking.

  • 99 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Anyway bedtime for me, nightshift beckons.

    Have a pleasant day lads

  • 100 croftus5678 // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    omfg we have a player in the england team (dances with excitement)

  • 101 ToonTiger // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Losing to warnock – unthinkable

    Abel Hernandez – allegedly medical @ hull

    Mike Lee Alan – wtf are you doing?

    We need a line leader and a quality cb

  • 102 MidlandsMag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Welshgeordie @ 10

    Then you will come on to the blog moaning about not having signed a striker. Will make a welcome change from you always going on about everyone else moaning.

  • 103 Pardews Prolific Boys // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Beatrice I hope mbiwa comes good.iwas merely presenting a counterpoint to your original post. We don’t know that he would be any better under another manager any more than we know he’s being held back by Pardew. I’m seeing both sides and sitting on the fence spooning ibiza

  • 104 jimmysmith // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Cabaye got a 20 million pound move to PSG and arguably went cheap and has become a fixture for France, and isn’t doing so great there now. I’m not sure he was even capped when we signed him. Debuchey similarly, now at Arsenal. Ba got a contract at Chelsea. Tiote is Vice Capt and has attracted interest from Arsenal and Man U. Anita wasn’t good enough to play regularly in the EPL when he arrived and now he is, etc. Perhaps another manager would have gotten more, or less, but how could you know. His record with players looks ok to me. All clubs have players who’ve failed to deliver as hoped. That’s football.

  • 105 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM


    I think most of the foreign players improve its to do with the league not the club

  • 106 martoon // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    I’m trying to remember the last Toon player to get in the England squad – was it Owen?

  • 107 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Does that mean he will be away at the end of the season 🙁

  • 108 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:21 PM


    As I said before didn’t improve flourish hmm not sure.

    Krull is actually a prime example, same as he was when he got first team regular, his distribution whether kicking or throwing is utter garbage and needs serious work.

    Tiote as you say was unknown but has played decent for us since we got him and a few on here even think he’s gone backwards.

  • 109 stuart no9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    I am going for a loss against palace or at best 0-0 . I said last week we have to improve in the last 3 rd of the pitch . On Tuesday we had lots of the ball with a few chances but still no improvement where it really matters . I can’t see who our goal scorer is at the moment , that might change in the future , but it is still a big problem at the minute . Palace have strikers who could hurt us given the chance , let’s pray they don’t get many

  • 110 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    STaylor not that long away when every other CB with an English passport was injured.

  • 111 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM


    Staylor got into a squad. Caroll i think was still here when he got his first call up.

  • 112 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Martoon Staylor got in the squad couple of years ago but never played Obviously they missed a trick with Shola and Nigeria snatched him away.

  • 113 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Ha ha, those mackem lot will be absolutely fuming about the Ginga ninja’s call up

  • 114 Ron Knee // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    I’ve asked this question before & got no answer – When was the last time Rémy scored a goal? Anybody know?

  • 115 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Anita Debs and Cabaye had all played CL before we got them and Cabaye already had international caps.


    I hope so his tackling is reckless to say the least and people are virtually calling him world class. And I can’t see anything he’s done in two matches to warrant a call up.

  • 116 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Ron Knee,
    Did he not score against Cardiff ?

  • 117 croftus5678 // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    @88 op

    i’m guessing its your opinion that they havent improed m8 as for me a lot have improved a lot.

    goofy all round games improved.
    cabaye improved a hell of a lot.
    sissoko was a joke in his advance play and now he has an eye for goal and decent assists and progress in his play.
    rolando went from ot of his depth a few seasons ago to what he is now as anyone who watches the youth will tell you.
    hairdryer has just got better and better.
    dummett went from absolute w£$k to avg player.
    colo has massively improved at our team but obv age is catching up with him now.
    williamson is imo the most improved player we have.
    armstrong has only grown in stature.

    saylor stayed the same.
    tiote prob stayed the same but he was good from the off really just his discaplin lets him down.
    marv was always un-reliable and same with arfa (past history proves that its not my opinion)
    campbell imo has gone backwards.
    abied has improved but mainly down to panathoniakos.
    fergusson has gone backwards.

    we improve a lot more than go backwards imo its just we as fans are quick to jump on any excuse for a poor result even if its not realistic.

  • 118 Pardews Prolific Boys // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Tequila shola could’ve been the new Heskey but the England managers just didn’t see it, their loss. Now for colback to be the next Scott parker….

  • 119 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    I think he’ll be a regular this season, I just hope it’s not because Tiote won’t be here to challenge him.

  • 120 nickfish90 // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Well done Jack lad!


  • 121 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    PPB England have been lacking someone to play the all important Ginger position since Alan Ball. Roy knows what he is doing.

  • 122 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Brilliant. Colback = Ginger Pirlo ????

  • 123 Ethiotoon // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    I said worst bloggers earlier: Rotonda,markaccus
    You guys are worst posters here…
    me and catchy will never fight,though we have different view of the mgr.Toon fan@ 98 said it all I wanted to say,,,so read it again and again…
    where the heck are u?did u read what I want u to read earlier?if u don’t don’t bother me!

  • 124 Ron Knee // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    I suppose my point is – Has he lost his touch, like Cissé?

  • 125 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    so that’s the new look England midfield with none of the so called golden generation apart from sterling there is no1 in there that catches the eye
    milner needs to leave city how he gets in the team with out ever kicking a ball says how bad England are for midfielders

    colback not done nothing wrong in 2 matches but a call up is a little surprising good luck to him and I will be pleased as punch if he plays and does ok

  • 126 croftus5678 // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    whoohoo aarons called into england u20’s so hopefully he will play for england in the future.
    lascalles in eng u21’s
    woodman and armstrong in u18’s and woolston (another keeper) in u17’s.

    the futures bright and black and white.

  • 127 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    @121, Paul Scholes? Just saying

  • 128 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    G his mam said he was Strawberry blonde.

  • 129 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM


    “Ginger position”

    Love it 😀 although scholes is a good shout.

  • 130 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Also, Rooney.

  • 131 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM


    that’s good I see Armstrong and woodman got called to the under 18s

    Jamaica were sniffing round Aarons

  • 132 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM


    HA! Duracell Blonde more like!

  • 133 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    @128, brilliant mate, just brilliant.

  • 134 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Marccacus typical post from the worst poster ever. Thanks to Ethiotoon for clarifying that one for us. Can`t believe Catchy has not crossed swords with him though. Still early days

  • 135 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Aarons got a call up too. Not sure what age group.

  • 136 martoon // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    JFA & Markaccus – Thanks, yes you are right. How could I forget about the mighty Saylor? 🙂

  • 137 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    OK my Ginger comment is clearly looking ropey thanks to you and your so called facts. I am off to the park now to get the dog wet. She is definitely Ginger and has huge bat ears to boot.
    Happy blogging all, be nice.

  • 138 spaghetti bandit // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    As if Roy Hodgson called colback a ginger pirlo!!

  • 139 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    There is something ironic with being called the worst poster ever by someone like Ethiotoon. 😀

  • 140 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM


    No I did!! Sorry about those question marks it was supposed to be a wink but came out as those hahaha.

    Later lads!

  • 141 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Ron Knee,
    He did indeed score against Cardiff, he has since played two games (not including int) and hasn’t scored, if you can say after two mis firing games in which his team lost both times that he has losthis touch then that is up to you, I don’t particularly like him but we need his goals and after seeing what 9-12M buys you these days think he is worth paying 15M for.

  • 142 spaghetti bandit // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Toon -prodigy,, didn’t see your post but a was watching ssn before and when it got announced th male presenter who is on with Charlotte jackson, think its ian somebody quoted Roy as saying that haa.. Great minds n all tht..

  • 143 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    A new manager even if it’s an old one coming back again will always take two points off Pards. A grim setup for a draw I think. Be very surprised if a goal fest ensues, unless we are on the wrong end of it.

  • 144 newunited1 // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

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  • 145 dazzler // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    So Van Dijk is close to joining Sunderland. Here’s hoping he’s on the catastrophic failure scale of Boumsong then haha.

    Any more word on MYM to Marseille??

  • 146 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Haaa never!!

    Funny sh1t man!

    Got to dash, catch ya later!

  • 147 Munster Mag // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    More bollocks from Beatroll and others. If a player gets worse, its blame Pardew time – always. How ridiculous. Obviously no player has personal responsibility for their development and self improvement.

    Mbiwa – I stand over my opinion. Hope he gets better but everything I have said is accurate.
    Santon – Cannot defend, and never could from day one
    Ba- Improved under Pardew
    Debuchy – same
    Cabaye- Same
    Sissoko – doing fine here, settling in , french international whilst under Pardew
    Ben Arfa – would like to see him rehabilitated but his attitude has caused issues EVERYWHERE, Still, Pardews fault obviously
    Anita Doing fine
    Tiote – Thrived here
    Willo – making the most of himself here, by and large
    Cisse – has gone backwards – probably due to confidence, possibly die to Pardew’s conservative game
    Gouffran – Has stayed at much the same level as he arrived

  • 148 Pottz // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Funny how a lot of fans were prejudiced against Colback because he played for the Mackems.

    He was one of the main reasons why they stayed up last season. He was excellent for themin the last third of the season.

    He’s a good player, good left foot, keeps possession well, good temperament and is by far our best signing this season. In fact he is looking like one of our best players, and would be the 1st name on the teamsheet for me.

    I think sometimes we get carried away with foreign signings and names.

  • 149 Munster Mag // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Colo – yes one of the best defenders we have had in 20 years. was brilliant in the championship, brilliant when 5th, but age is catching up. When fit he is the best defensive reader we have, and would be a super sweeper. I presume his aging is Pardews fault too. If you moaners want to apportion blame, I suggest u look towards ashley for some 10 mill+ centre halves. I’m sure Pardew wont refuse them. I totally agree that Pardew needs to get us attacking and be more adventurous but i think it will come. Either way, blaming him for everything bar the bad weather makes the moaners look silly, and yes, sadly obsessive.

  • 150 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    @148, he (Collback) reminds me of Gary Speed in many ways. If he can learn Speed’s habbit of being in the right place for a loose rebound then he will deffo be the first name on the teamsheet. With regards to your post, I was one of the people who didn’t really fancy him before he signed for us. He looked very unspectacular for the unwashed in my opinion. Nice to eat humble pie now and again.

  • 151 DokToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    mark @139,

    good morning.. and that was my first thoughts to a tee..

  • 152 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Quite an attrition rate though Munster. Players of course fail to make the grade or simply regress all the time, however a managers style, tactics, training regime, morale management etc all have a huge bearing on this, which is why managers are turned more regularly than an allotment garden. Maybe it’s not all Pards fault, but I wouldn’t say that 50% of already proven players inherently hit a brick wall without some help from their gaffer. And most of these players cause problems wherever they go, they are young inexperienced kids with ridiculous amounts of money, ego -swelling hype around them and plenty of spare time on their hands. Yet that doesn’t stop a lot of them becoming very good plauers, thanks to astute management.

  • 153 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    A lot of the players mentioned have adapted their game to suit the EPL that doesn’t mean they’ve got better.

    They all had the tools before they got here, who’s crossing passing shooting tackling has shown a noticeable improvement.

    I’m being objective here, no doubt posters will claim we made De Jong the player he is if he has a good season, it’ll be nothing to do with being Ajax captain or his CL expirience.

    I even remember Pardew claiming he made Cabaye the player he is and I had a good laugh at that.

    Beardsleys set up for the youth team is totally different to Pardews for the first team so they actually get to play a bit footy.

    Wenger offered 10mil for Cabaye as he doesn’t pay over the odds for players but money bags PSG did. Wenger wanted Debs and sis before we got them so they obvs had something, and I am ignorant or arogant enough to say they would have done better under Wenger.


    Yes I did but you obviously didn’t read mine! Which dictator have you based yourself on? And I’m waiting for your discription of a true fan!

    I’m off out lads so I’ll check for replies later, keep fighting the good fight. No ones right or wrong there all opinions and like arseholes we all have them just some drink worse than others 😉

    Enjoy the day

  • 154 dcdick // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 155 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Morning, Dok

    Yep it hasnt been a great day for me. There’s ethiotoon saying that, and also there is a porn site employee stalking me! He says he wants to meet me! I fear for my bottom 😮

  • 156 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:11 PM


  • 157 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:11 PM


  • 158 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    I cant work out how to do the “shocked” smiley

  • 159 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Don’t know if anyone’s posted about dick van winkle aka van dyke but according to SSN Sunderland want him for around £6m

  • 160 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    In all fairness, If Cleverly can get into the England squad, Colback more than deserves a call up .

    Well done jack .

  • 161 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    I wonder how long it will take a member of the media to start refering to Collback as ‘The new Paul Gascoigne’ what with him being local. Somebody’s bound to make the comparrison, even though their games, background and history are all completely different.

  • 162 DokToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM


    go buy some teflon boxers, im sure you can get them at your local sports direct store… and good luck, dont drop the soap lad 🙂

  • 163 DokToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM


    i thought that was the score you predicted us losing by on saturday, you worthless, know-nothing bloggette 🙂

  • 164 Novocastrian66 // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Talksport reporting Mbiwa has agreed to join Marseille. Fee to by agreed between the clubs.

  • 165 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    It was tounge in cheek when I said I wished Colback was gone at end of season. But I do stand by he’s done nowt in two games to warrant a England cap. Villa he was lucky to be on pitch after 20mind due to his poor tackling and against Citeh he was only slightly better.

    I’m not saying he’s rubbish or great but from the two ges I’ve watched I won’t be raving about him yet.

    Objective 😉

  • 166 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:15 PM


    Congrats. You are the first to do so 😀

  • 167 newunited1 // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM


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    I have been greatly affected by it as my Auntie has been diagnosed with the disease and I want to do what I can to help raise funds for the charity.

    PLEASE donate if you can.

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  • 168 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM


    I think ashley does a range of male chastity belts. I might get one of them…. and having Sports Direct plastered all over my nether regions is enough to put off the most persistent of bummers.

  • 169 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Mark mate, I wouldn’t dream of suggesting such a thing, I’m just predicting a quiet news day, and the press making the comparisson.

  • 170 Markaccus // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:22 PM


    Yeah i know. I was just being daft. 😀

  • 171 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Indeed. Daft as a mackem with a passport!

  • 172 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM


    what sort of porn site

  • 173 Munster Mag // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Tsunki, thats not a particularly bad attrition rate at all. In fact if we want to be technical about it, add Colback. He didnt make England with Makems and looks better for us. To be honest, i would have more issues about guys like Bigi not making it, but then, we dont know the whole picture. A lot of young players dont make it through, and if we get Aarons and Armstrong through this season that would be good. the stupid thing about the extreme posters here is that when we win , Pardew gets little praise ( eg – ” Pardew played 4-3-3 just like we have been telling him , the useless dinosaur” ) and if we lose, well, its hell to pay irrespective. Pardew has a pile of new players and needs time to integrate them. If he doesnt start getting goals after 8 or 10 games or improve our attacking forcefulness, then i will be on here giving it socks but in the interests of fairness, we need to stop jumping on his head for every little issue. Lets face it, if we are one nil up and we bring on a defensive midfielder, and draw, Pardew will be hammered , irrespective of what happened to cause the goal. Its quite ridiculous to be honest.

  • 174 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Big Pappa, we’re on the same wave length again.

    that would be mine as well for that formation. Give or take some form issues.


    ——–HBA——–De Jong——–Cabella——–


  • 175 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM


    Woy said it’s not just his two games for us its his form from 5under1and too

    Sort this desktop shite out please ed as your denying the rest of the bloggers my expert posts and analysis 😉

  • 176 Ian Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Mark @ 139 – Why would an Ian Toon Football Blogging award winner be bothered.

  • 177 jimmysmith // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Good news if true, and if so would expect us to bring in Van Dyk or even better Richards, even Satko or Good at this stage I’d consider preferable to Mbiwa, who was simply woeful on more than one occasion for us, and always looked edgy, prone to error and awkward to me. Good luck to him, obviously a decent player in other circumstances, but not quite good enough for Newcastle on what he’s shown in his time here.

  • 178 Ancientcoptic // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Cabaye improved playing under Pardew?

    I seem to remember Cabaye coming in a polished player, then going backwards… only to improve his form again, as he was playing for a move away from the club. That isn’t playing for Pardew, that is playing to get away from him.

    I would not say Ba improved, he left the same player as the one that signed; I would say Ba was heavily reliant on being the star man in our team… we had to set the team up around him for him to get his goal tally up. As seen at Chelsea, when Ba had to pull his weight and play in a team instead of being the tip of the arrow, he struggled.

    Debuchy did improve, how much of that is down to Pardew is debatable… I would say Debuchy got better because he is a tough tackler, and the combination of gaining experience in a new league, and making a name for himself as a player that will hit you hard in a 50/50 was the reason for his improvement.

    To my mind, Williamson is the only player that has improved under Pardew. How much credit you deserve for claiming a place at center-back in a side that has leaked something stupid like 100+ goals in two seasons, I am not sure.

  • 179 toonking // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    the most important thing about having colback called up into the england squad is it means players will finally be confident enough to join a club in the north east of england without having to worry about putting risk to there international hopes. Back in 2010 darren bent was englands most on form striker going into the world cup, when the squad selection came, fabio cappello said “if you want to play for england you will need to move out of the north east” and ever since that day the north east has been viewed as a bad place for england internationals now things might be changing as we are now seeing players getting call ups when they have remained in the north east all there career.

    the other thing about this call up is now colback himself knows he has a chance of an england career ahead of him so if he wants to get ahead of players such as henderson, wilshire, ox, sterling and townsend then he knows it’s going to mean great performances each and every week at club level.

    also there are lots of players missing through injury ie walcott, Carrick , Lallana and Rodriguez. so this is the chance colback needs to take.

  • 180 lochinvar // Aug 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    So if we draw away to Palace in the cup we end up playing them 3 times – if we don’t win both the League match and the cup match then Pardew is in for a rough ride.
    Mackems after Dijk from Celtic and latest is that Zaha will rejoin Palace on loan.
    Hope Pardew allows the team to perform and win these matches otherwise we are in the do do before the season really gets going. Momentum is a wonderful quality, mind you goals are too !

  • 181 Munster Mag // Aug 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Ancient, its a pointless argument of you are going to disagree with fair reason all the time. So Debuchy improves, goes toa better blub, appreciates in both value and worth, but Pardew gets no credit. Ba had a beautiful spell here , no credit. So if a guy does well, its bause of the player, and if he does badly its dowm to Pardew. Whatever man.

  • 182 arpeco19 // Aug 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Having followed Newcastle for over 30 odd years, can anyone tell me what our philosophy at the club is? For the life of me I have no idea. All our club is known for is passionate fans!!!!!!! It annoys me to see top coaches who arrive at football clubs ie Louis van Gaal at man Utd or Josep Guardiola at Bayern Munich (they are just two I’ve chosen) talking about a philosophy that should be engrained into a club…. When we have a “manager” who’s ideas on football is not even worth talking about. We need to tear up what we have got at the club and start again, getting ideas of a philosophy put into youth levels and make them better than what we already have.

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