Magpies Remain Bottom Of League – Pressure Still On Pardew


The pressure remains fully on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew after today’s results, as the two sides beneath us in the league before the start of today’s fixtures – West Brom and Crystal Palace – both won their games away from home. 🙁

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Alan Pardew – must get Newcastle winning some games

West Brom, under former Newcastle coach Alan Irvine, beat an out-of-sorts Tottenham team at White Hart Lane, with the lone goal coming from former Middlesbrough midfielder James Morrison after 74 minutes, and Crystal Palace beat Everton at Goodison Park 3-2, to leave them unbeaten since Neil Warnock took over as manager.

So after five games played Newcastle are bottom of the league with 3 points, and we also have a poor goal difference of  -6.

It seems that if we had been beaten yesterday by Hull City, which looked very probable after 70 minutes, Mike Ashley may well have sacked manager Pardew.

But Papiss  Cisse saved Newcastle and Pardew with two good goals late in the game.

Newcastle, Burnley and Sunderland are the only three PL sides without a win, and Newcastle and Alan Pardew will need to start winning some games soon, if Pardew  is to hang onto his job.

The stats don’t make for good reading for the Magpies – in the last 13 league games Newcastle have won just one game – against relegated Cardiff City at home 3-0 – and we have drawn three games – for a total of 6 points from a possible 39 points.

Over a full season of 38 games, that would give us 18 points and certain relegation.

So the pressure remains fully on Alan Pardew after today’s results, and the Newcastle players need to start delivering.

In the other two games today Manchester United were beaten 5-3 by Nigel Person’s Leicester City, with the home side scoring four unanswered goals in the last 20 minutes of the game.

The Red Devils defense simply collapsed late in the game and they are just two points above Newcastle on 5 points.

And former Chelsea star Frank Lampard scored the late equalizer for 10 man Manchester City against his former club after 85 minutes.

The game at the Etihad Stadium finished 1-1 after Chelsea had gone ahead on 71 minutes through Schurrle. and it was scored a short five minutes after Pablo Zabaleta had been sent off for picking up his second yellow card.

Back to something important – Newcastle’s next game is a week tomorrow night at Stoke City – and a win would be very nice.

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164 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Relagation with the least number of points ever.

    Another record for Pardew to add to his list.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #2

    So 5 games played 3 points on the board and a GD of -6
    Canny start to the season

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #3

    And people wonder why we have no faith in the current management and owner! It’s not moaning, it’s being realistic. The reason we mention it so much is people STILL back them saying there doing a good job lol. Fcuking unbelievable!

    Maybe we deserve the label of being deluded when our own fans back the dictatorship and it’s fully complicit puppet!

    Does my fcuking sweed in!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #4

    A_C please leave the Swedes out of this. We’re have enough trouble finding the Danish supporters. 😯

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #5

    tads

    Look at Soto, had 6 top players leave and a good manager, never heard a moan out of them as they simply replaced one manager with a footballing philosophy with another, a bit like swansea in that regard.

    Surely the biggest proof that money isn’t everything is Leicester today.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #6

    The look on death row with Carver ,Stone etc yesterday was at times hilarious.Hopefully these jokers and the prize chump Pardue will be gone very soon.

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  • beautifulmind

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Tadwnsth and dasher- cisse is the numbr one striker at club with proven goal scoring record in premiership riviere is not. Yesterday proved we have missed him. Dejong is proven chapions league quality player so any team would miss that sort of quality.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Lads,,, let’s look at this from a slightly different angle. Ok we’re bottom of the table again. There are some very decent clubs above us. Many of them have wonderful caring owners who actually think about their clubs……Now….Where was I going with this???? Oh never mind!!!! Harrumph!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #9

    beautifulmind
    Not correct in the slightest, Cisse’s overall record here averages a goal every 5 games and you’ve failed to address a single point made

    How can you slate fans for being negative if the only point you can offer is well Cisse might return to form maybe, and De Jong could if been decent but we don’t know for sure and I’ll just ignore Pardews record since January

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Important to mention that 4 of those games were against opposition we should be beating and that will be in the mix with us. It’s a very very poor start. His results tell his story and will see him sacked by November I reckon. Unless we beat Stoke away.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Rotonda
    Exactly
    Our manager has blamed everything from grass length to fans being to positive at games
    All the while not a single improvement has been evident on the pitch, and no i don’t seeing scraping a draw against hull as a marked improvement

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  • colwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Next 5 prem games = Stoke,Swansea,Spurs away Leicester and Liverpool at home.

    We’ll be lucky to get 1 point from those games even luckier if Pards has gone by then.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #13

    It baffles me how people buy parsnips bullshit and probably will continue to baffle me till the day I pop my clogs!

    Beggers belief!

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Beautiful mind

    How is our current side missing SDJ?

    He played 3 games and did nothing of note.

    Cisse the striker who’s been played out of position on the right wing and hardly got a sniff last year due to Pardew.

    So in your mind we’re missing a player who’s hardly had a kick and another who was pretty much surplus to requirements last year.

    Beautiful mind? You’ve boggled mine!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Spot on Colwell. One point….Hmmm. That would give us 4 points from 10 games. That’s a heady pace you’re talking about there mate. Exciting for Mike to think about.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #16

    AC
    Southamptons 1st season back in the PL, they feared for survival and acted
    Sunderland did the same as did Cardiff

    Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn’t, but standing still doesn’t help any one

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  • colwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #17

    The strange thing is when we are losing at home to Hull Pards decided to put 1 striker on for another???? why not play 2 up top like the away team did? live a little Pards.

    Riviere will do well with Cisse next too him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Exactly Rotonda

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #19

    OP
    Before yesterday Cisse had 2 goals in 30 appearances, to say we were missing him is absurd

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Health warning!!!! Don’t under any circumstances pop your clogs A_C mate. Serious health consequence will follow. Please read letter to little Sammy on previous thread for proper action to be taken. We’ll be watching with concern.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Colwell/G2

    Doesn’t make good reading.
    So that would be ten games and we’ll be lucky to have ten points.

    Don’t worry though Ashley will back Pardew 🙂

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  • colwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordietwo

    4 points from 10 games if we are lucky, thats the making of champions that.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Colwell
    Pardew needed the result at home and started with 2 holding midfielders
    It’s crazy

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  • colwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #24

    optimistic prime

    Too pick up another 7 points from our next 5 games would be some what of a miracle and go against everything 2014 has been about for us.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #25

    dog shite pardew

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Tads

    I find some of the claims hilarious, absurd but hilarious.

    A lad I spoke to yesterday about the team claimed the reason we were so poor in defence is because Pardew won’t play Saylor. I actually lol and the lad said Saylor wasn’t being played as he’d been seeing Pardews missus.

    It must be great inside some of these peoples heads, unicorns and rainbows everywhere 🙂

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  • colwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #27

    TADS

    Says it all mate, though watching Colback next to Tiote i’d say we played 1 defensive mid and 1 well useless mid who didnt tackle or give anything going forward. Tiote did Colbacks job for him.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Colwell

    If we’re going to need a miracle we have the wrong JC on the books 😉

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Tads

    That’s all we’ve done, stand still.

    People mistook a few signings for ambition such was the dampening down of expectations like not buying anyone for 18 months so when we did eventually buy the players we so desperately needed it was heralded by many as investing heavily.

    WRONG! We merely replaced what had left without strengthening the team. To make matters worse we never invested in what was desperately required: a striker and CB but on the last day of the window we let the only CB with any potential to get better leave on loan and the only attacking player who had the potential to turn the game in our favour.

    Regardless if they would of got minimal game time they were still allowed to leave without being replaced!

    I don’t think I need to expand on parsnip and his merry band of dinosaurs, his disgusting record speaks for itself.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Colwell
    Have to be honest was surprised by Colbacks performance as tbf he’s been on of our better players!
    But aye was awful yesterday Tiote had a good game which once again begs the question if he was fit enough to play 180 minutes of international football why the hell hasn’t he been playing?

    OP
    Taylor? Christ that lads loaf must look like lego land inside

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  • Barton

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #31

    @3

    “Maybe we deserve the label of being deluded when our own fans back the dictatorship and it’s fully complicit puppet!

    Could not agree more,shamefully.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #32

    AC

    Wrong 😉

    We didn’t even replace what left. We lost more than came in mate.
    Off top of my head we signed 9 and 12 left if I remember right.

    So we’ve actually gone backwards not stood still 🙁

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #33

    AC
    The decision to let Yanga go is mind blowing!
    Does he not remember that awful game vs Norwich with Simmo and Perch at CB?
    This time though we have even less defensive cover
    We needed, and i mean needed a CB before Yanga was shipped out, the back line is in a shocking state

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #34

    IMO Colback hasn’t been that good just the others so poor his effort stood out.

    With Tiote alongside him it was more obvious how poor his play is.

    Colback wouldn’t make my first team.

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  • beautifulmind

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #35

    The facts are cisse and dejong are our no 1 striker and creator. Has dj played 3 games? Was cisse really surplus? My point is that riviere is not ready to play up on his own. He needs time to bed in with the rest of the new lads. Pardew even said as much. The negativity is toxic from some on here as they dwell on the past. Pardew may well not be the answer but so what. Ashley will decide that and no matter how much people waste their time berating him and pardew it will influence absolutely nothing. I therefore choose to be positive and support the team regardless of the manager owner etc. We could easily be sitting with 9 points from those draws where we were the better team in all of them. Once the new lads bed in performances will improve

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  • colwell

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #36

    TADS

    Has Colback played well due to having Anita next to him? Tiote is much better than the pair of them just prone to a mistake quite often.

    Hiadara was our best player last week and dropped this so Tiote not being played but deemed fit enough for Ivory Coast says all we need to about Pards, clueless.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Rainbows and unicorns lol. What an apt description. No there’s nothing wrong whatsoever….

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #38

    beautifulmind
    Once again you have no basis of SDJ being a major influence
    Your argument is the equivalent of standing in the corner with your fingers in your ears screaming lalalalalalalalala i can’t hear youuuuuuu lalalalalalalalala
    So we should sit by quietly and not say a word because Ashley might not listen?
    Absolute rubbish

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #39

    OP

    Was going to say that but couldn’t be arsed listing the in’s n outs when some deluded blogger undoubtedly tried to claim any different. Good luck 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Ideally no Colback wouldn’t make a first team but that just highlights the lack of quality scouted by the club imo

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