This Will Motivate Ashley To Keep Newcastle In Premier League

Alan Pardew was a relieved man on Saturday night,  after his team had fought back to take a point from Hull City, and that was after it looked like we were going to lose this fixture for the third time running, when with just 20 minutes to go when we were 2-0 down.

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Mike Ashley at end of game on Saturday

But Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle with a couple of good goals, and over the weekend there was news (conveniently) leaked that Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner, had said that Alan Pardew’s job was not under threat.

That’s probably a bit of PR from the owner, because in reality if we lose our next two games at Stoke and Swansea,  some serious action is necessary – and we have to hope that Mike and Lee Charnley are looking right now at who might be available, if Pardew cannot get the team moving up the league shortly.

We also know the very last thing Ashley wants at Newcastle is another relegation, because if that happens his Sports Direct company will lose all that free word-wide advertising, if Newcastle are no longer in the Premier League – the most popular sports league in the world.

At the very least that will motivate Mike to keep Newcastle in England’s top league.

We remember well in late January of last year,  when we had just been beaten 2-1 at home by Reading and were in relegation trouble, that Ashley personally got involved with recruitment.

Within the next five days Newcastle had brought in Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko to fortify the squad, and we only just managed to survive in the Premier League.

If things don’t improve by January, Newcastle may need to bring in some new players to strengthen the squad, and we have to think that Chief Scout Graham Carr is out there scouting players who could be available.

Those are some of the contingency plans that must be going on at Newcastle at the moment, otherwise people are not doing their jobs at the club – it’s always necessary to think ahead about what can happen and plan accordingly.

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19 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    catchy in norway // Sep 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    you know what, im kind of desgusted in pardew for even bringing Jonas into this, its like a dirty trick to play on a persons illness,

    was pardew thinking Jonas was part of the team when he shipped him out for making a statement to the paper about the training sessions being to easy ? I don’t think so,

    what he has done is not right. Jonas was no longer in pardews thoughts long before the illness.

    the one thing can not say is he went for the win, we set up not to lose the game, and he got lucky switching forwards,

    L city played with 3 very attack minded forwards that hounded Man u and got 5 goals, we will pay them respect and let them play there game and get hammered 5-0.

  • BuckLuck

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Catchy. Completely agree with you.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think there is much to be said that hasn’t already been said on Saturday’s game. Too many people confuse a good comeback and a good result. From 2-0 to comeback was a good effort, but that does not make a 2-2 draw against Hull a good result. A draw at home against one of the teams we need to be beating at home to have a half decent season is a poor result.

    A second point, those calling for Steve Bruce as next manager ought to note that he did something Pardew has been lambasted on here for in the past. He got a lead, and went much more defensive. That cost them the game.


    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4

    pardew won’t be sacked so there is no point of talking about him getting sacked or about his replacements

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Alan’s Thought of the Day

    “We don’t seem to be able to get through this round. For the last three years, I don’t know, it’s science against me.”

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    After listening to Craig David on SSN before the game talking about his “interview” with fatty I’m hoping beyond hope that this is the dreaded vote of confidence.

    It’s the only way I’ve managed to get through the last few days, the only possible silver lining.

    Then my brain unfortunately remembers fatty isn’t like most chairmen and probably means it! Fcuk you brain!

  • expatmag

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #7

    The only thing that will motivate Ashley to stay in the PL is money. THAT IS ALL

  • hibbit

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    pardew will be sacked when sd is threaten

  • NUFCJackW

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    We can “protest” all we want. But Ashley never seems like he is even considering about sacking Pardew. I hope Alan headbutts Warnock on wednesday…

  • Graeme

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Warnock would put P45DUE on his arse – hopefully he would stay there lol

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Allerdyce bringing in Teddy S as a forward coach seems to have worked a treat.Pardew should consider asking Shearer to do the same for NUFC

  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew is a very lucky man. Hasn’t anyone noticed that the ‘Pardew’ posters look extremely similar to te Sports D*****.com ads?

    Therefore it’s giving out mixed signals and from a distance it seems like lots of fans supporting Ashley’s brand instead of the actual message regarding Pardew.

    A simple big lettered sign in black and white clearly and simply saying PARDEW OUT would have been much more effective.

  • stuart no9

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    catchy—- spot on about jonas my man .

    ED If pards dosnt get sacked soon , the jan window will be too late. Looking at the other so called smaller teams imo if we are not on top of our game when we play them , we will get beat . thats how the prem is now. The 2nd half on saturday was inspired by jonas, not pards.
    Pardew was a lucky man on saturday . Who thought cisse wouls come off the bench and score 2 ,? no one . not even pardew, it was a big risk he took bringing on a guy 80% fit, especially some one with a knee cap problem, for pards to defy a doctors advice not to play him beggers belief, ok he got lucky , but lets see what progress cisse makes over the next few weeks, also i think we played to our potential saturday, and we still couldnt beat hull . worring times for ashley. if he dosnt want to lose millions, he knows what he MUST do

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 22, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #14

    The problem is hibbit, under parsnip it’s been threatened all too often and he’s STILL here!

    That’s not to say fatty hasn’t threatened it either with his chronic lack of investing what the club makes back into the first team.

    We don’t want your fcuking money you fat twat (it’d be nice but we know it’s never going to happen) we just want the CLUB’S money to be spent on the areas the CLUB need it most, and no that’s not on giant screens nor new floodlights or even to pay for the signs to be made for SD to plaster it everywhere (wouldn’t fcuking suprise me).

    We want a team to be proud of, a team that can compete in domestic cups and try to fight our way up the league not just hover around mid-table, a manager who isn’t shit and an owner with a clear direction he wants to take the club in and not to just serve his own needs!

    Is that too much to ask? Apparently so as we haven’t got any of them. Like I said yesterday we deserve the tag of deluded toon supporters from the media and other clubs fans for putting up with it!

  • ToonMatt

    Sep 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #15

    No the 49,000 sheep who support him and his regime are enough to motivate him, When we are relegated this season I blame them as much as I blame Ashley.

  • wynsleap

    Sep 22, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #16

    ToonMatt @ 15
    You’re dead right right. Those who sit there and quietly take being shafted by the smug one (see photo in article above) are not much better than the supposed ‘fans’ who shout down the protesters. You’ll all get what you deserve this year – relegation. And more Pardew and Ashley.
    Beggars belief.

  • c-dog

    Sep 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle are getting a lot of publicity at the moment with Pardew the main reason as to why. As a knock on effect, so is Sports Direct. Any publicity is good publicity. Mike Ashley is probably loving this.

  • MonkseatonMag

    Sep 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #18

    ToonMatt and WynsLeap

    I totally agree. The toon Army were pathetic. on Saturday.

    All we had to do was hold up a card for the first 5 minutes, but couldn’t be bothered. They will all be calling for his head when it’s too late though.

  • Charlietoon

    Sep 23, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #19

    Catchy Jonas was out of favour for a while. He went out on loan. He developed testicular cancer and went to have it treated. He asked for privacy and that was given so I doubt very much anyone in the team knew his personal problems except Collo. He was well out of the team when all of this has happened. With news breaking the club has come out in support and the players have used this to motivate themselves. I dont see how they could not be motivated and I dont see how Pards could have ignored. I wants Pards out but you are putting him in a damned if you do damned if you dont situation and I’d prefer not to give him that out. Cisse himself dedicated his goals to Jonas. What do you want Pards to do come out and say those goals were for Mike Ashley? They were for me? I tell you if he had of said either of those two things he would have been killed in the press. Give him a break on this one thing and lets look at the bigger picture. I would dedicate this whole season to Jonas personally as all men fear what he has gone through and it will cut through whatever other bullsh1t they are dealing with at that time.


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