Fans Must Get Behind Team – Not Be Counter-Productive


There is a concern among some fans that the demonstrations of the Sack Pardew brigade are not helping our players one little bit, and are probably counter-productive – and Sir John Hall has called on the fans to support the team against Leicester City on Saturday,  in what is a must-win game.

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Sir John Hall – smelling the roses

Newcastle are third from bottom in the league, and we have had a terrible start to the season and a very poor year, but there has been some hope building up in the last few games, and it’s the spirit, fight and courage shown by our players., who are giving their all for the team.

Sir John has asked the fans to lay off the demonstrations against manager Alan Pardew and owner Mike Ashley, and support the team on the pitch.

This is some of what Sir John Hall has said in the Daily Star today in what they call an exclusive:

“The side Alan Pardew sends out has to be in the right frame of mind and they won’t be if they think it’s going to turn ugly”

“It’s vital the fans get behind the team for what is a must-win game,”  “Of course, I understand their grievances but the Leicester game is neither the time nor the place to air them.”

“That would be seriously counter-productive and play into the hands of the opposition.”“Players can sense when the mood’s not right in the stands and in our position, they can’t afford to be distracted.”

“Let’s face it, Newcastle are a million miles away from challenging for titles today.”

“This season is all about pulling away from the relegation zone and climbing up the table.” “Beat Leicester and we’ll rise a few places and suddenly things will look a whole lot better. Lose and it could be a long, hard winter.”

“History tells us that if we’re in the same position at Christmas, it will be a real struggle to get out of it.”

Newcastle’s last home game against Hull saw fans’ demonstrations against both Pardew and Ashley, and even with that Papiss Cisse was able to come on, and he seemed to be inspired by the courage shown by his pal Jonas in fighting his cancer, and he scored two good goals to get Newcastle United a valuable point that day.

One of Newcastle’s strengths has always been the terrific support the team gets at St. James’ Park – the Cathedral on the Hill.

And to take that away with demonstrations becomes a net negative,  so the former Chairman and lifelong President of Newcastle is asking for the fans to support the team on Saturday.

It’s really as simple as that.

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10 comments so far

  • toonking

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #1

    i read that now beardsley has come out with opinions that back the owner!

    pardew can come out with all sorts of rubbish but as peter beardsley a legend to newcastle, has said himself a positive opinion on the owner, it clear as day the only people who will be allowed at newcastle are people who act like puppets, deep down i don’t believe any of what beardsley has said i believe he is just being forced to stay positive about the owner.

    more and more evidence gets shown every year.

    we see how much slavery he has at his SD buissness

    We’ve seen him sack chris hughton sitting 10th in the table yet keep pardew when we are fighting relegation strangely that was the season carroll was getting sold.

    barton was not allowed to remain at the club when he had a negative view on the owner.

    JFK was sacked last year and it seemed to be because of him not getting enough money for cabaye.

    most ashleys appointments have been people he knows well.

    the clearest sign of all is that mike himself has NOT once spoken out publically about the club.

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  • toonking

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #2

    the team this weekend has got to include SAYLOR SAMMY and OBATAN as two are GEORDIES and the third seems to be putting a great effort in probably because he knows good teams will never come in for him.

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #3

    We are being continually forced into liking the current situation at the club. They will be offering us quiche to try and get us onside next.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Alan Pardew Premier League stats for whole NUFC career (11.12.10 – 14.10.14):

    PLY143 W51 (36%) D33 (23%) L59 (41%)

    GF189 GA224 GD-35 PTS186 (43% of available)

    1.3 points per game which is generally below half way but above relegation.

    If the team were able to achieve 15 points by the 15th match this season the percentages and points per match will be exactly the same. However I hope we would be out of the relegation zone and feeling a little less stressed.

    Taking account of his whole career league @NUFC and in comparison with other Premiership managers, he does not stand out as particularly failing. There is no doubt it is going to be a long old season of struggle and if Pardew continues, not very respectable.

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  • Thump

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #5

    I love the twisting that goes on, like. We’re all behind the team (with the exception of catchy, of course); we’re not behind the manager.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #6

    ERROR – I take that back. Using transfermarkt.com there are no managers with a worse loss record, the nearest is Gary Monk with 38.5% career losses and he has not been in management for over a year yet.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #7

    To return to the Willo article from earlier today, the ‘experience’ Pardew brings to the club shows that he will more often loose. Proving that the press release was unsubstantiated, badly prepared and ineffectual.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    70TWO

    Excellent words in there but it’s lose not loose!!

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Damn it, not again!!!

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    “Sir John Hall – smelling the roses” LOL

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