Magpies Once Had The Same Ambition As Spurs


We are still missing a few players tomorrow, and at the moment it’s not known if Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Mike Williamson or Sammy Ameobi are fit to play at White Hart Lane.

Newcastle v West Ham

Sir Bobby Robson – Newcastle a top four club when this man was manager

But it’s probably unlikely now that all four will be in the starting eleven tomorrow, but we do have an opportunity tomorrow to catch Spurs off-color – after they played on Thursday night in the Europa League.

And while the big clubs like Spurs want to be in Europe, it gives teams like Newcastle a chance on the weekend following their European games.

Newcastle used to have the ambition of Spurs – and at one time back just over ten years ago when the great Bobby Robson was manager – we finished 4th, 3rd and 5th in successive seasons.

At that time we were vying with Tottenham to be the recognized fifth best club in England, behind the obvious top four clubs at the time – Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

But with Mike Ashley managing the purse strings so tightly at Newcastle, it looks like we wont spend the money needed to build up a good team and a good squad – that can again challenge to be in the top six.

That’s one of the sad things about Mike Ashley’s reign on Tyneside – we’ve been left behind by a number of clubs.

But Newcastle have an honest side – well at least in the last five games since the Saints debacle – and if we can play with the energy, commitment and purpose our lads have shown of late, we could still get something out of the game tomorrow at White Hart Lane.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the game tomorrow and that we do have an advantage:

“Hopefully we’ll put an energy on the pitch that they can’t match,” “I’ve always said that the Premier League is such that you can fall on teams at good times, and it doesn’t matter that day if they’re a good team or not.¨

¨It’s about falling on them at the right time for you as well because you get injuries, or whatever.¨ “Things can build as you go and you can get victories against anybody, and we’ve got to hope that on Sunday we’ve got a strong enough team and that things fall our way.¨

“Spurs have played on Thursday night, so that gives us an advantage and we have to use those advantages.”

After the results today – Sunderland lost again at home to Arsenal 2-0, and they absolutely gifted the Gunners their two goals – a draw for Newcastle will take us one place up in the league table and above Sunderland.

If we can bring off another shock win like we managed last season, we could move up to 13th place – a rise of five places.

So it’s definitely worth going all out for the win tomorrow.

Howay The Lads!!

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59 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Going for the win would be fantastic to see; unfortunately, we will be playing 8 at the back, trying to catch them on the break.

    If Spuds score first I see heads going down as without Cisse and Armstrong, who is going to put the ball in the net for us? I simply cant see P45DUE making it happen. We cant even claim “Mid-table mediocrity, we aint good enough!!

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  • Banjo

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Has anyone got a ticket/ know someone with a ticket for sale for the match tomorrow?

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  • jazzyp

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #3

    1-1 for me tomorrow. Hopefully we might catch Spurs on a bad day and take the win.
    Just caught up with today’s news and I see the fat controller has taken another step towards total control of Rangers.Hopefully he will take the silver fox with him when he departs

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #4

    An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

    Ha ha ha

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  • toon kk

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #5

    We’ll be ripped apart by a far superior team. We are sh.t.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Somebody knocks on the door so i tell my wife if that’s the invisible man tell him i can’t see him.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Spurs were a superior team when we played them last season and beat them 1-0 at their place.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Some negative comments already and it’s not even match day yet.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Erikksen is going to ruin our back four .

    Might even stick a tenner on Soldado getting a hat trick.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #10

    What sort of comment is that ffs, why don’t you put a spurs top on while you at it.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m sure this negative crap rubs off on to the players.

    That explains it all really.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Even if we did win tomorrow some of you would probably moan about us getting the 3 points.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #13

    I would laugh my balls off if pardew turn things around.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Well I’m going to have a few Stella’s tonight to celebrate swans win.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #15

    do u have any

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  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #16

    We all know we will play rubbish football.
    It will be an awful game,most ever game for years has been.
    Our best hope is a jammy result.

    Just hope the greedy fat get has some kind of deal agreed for 2016 to sell us to someone who actually has some kind of ambition for our pail shadow of a club.

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  • andrew84

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Yes Welsh, you’re spot on. Our players only play badly because we make a few negative comments on a blog. It could never have anything to do with the way Pardew has his teams set out to park the bus. You’re just a wind up merchant really aren’t you. Bragging about Swansea while slagging us off because our own team is utter drivel probably isn’t helping your popularity on here….just a thought…

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Welsh

    I happen to live in the real world m8, and while we could win I severely doubt it .

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Well John I’ve got balls to speak my mind and to be honest not many people do that on here they just lick ass instead.

    Now when i say that i don’t mean you, we’ve had our differences in the past.

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #20

    guys come on seriously
    Spurs have won against Southampton at WHL 1-0
    we are not better than Southampton
    I can only see one thing
    and it’s 4-0 unfortunately 🙁

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #21

    i didn’t know this was a popularity contest, and I wasn’t slagging newcastle off either, I want them both to do well.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #22

    @ Welsh

    I want NUFC to win every game and cup in the world, but it actually happening is another matter .

    I’m not going to blindly suck on the teats of Ashley Pardew and co. and pretend everything is ok when it clearly isn’t .

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s not the comments on here that rub off on to the players, it’s the comments that fans make at the matches, no wonder the players don’t know their heads from their backsides.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #24

    @ Welsh

    Yeah that must be it m8 .

    If only NUFC fans in the crowd didn’t bemoan our set pieces our players might actually score some .

    Who knew ? .

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t get me wrong i want those two clowns just as much as any toon supporter, but I just feel when we have a protest and the players can hear get Ashley out and get Pardew out, how are they suppose to 100 percent concentrate on a match.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #26

    andrew84

    I wasn’t bragging about swans just relieved we have got 3 points that’s the first game we have won in five.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #27

    see i meant beers, do not misconstrue comments

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #28

    welshgeordie along with his new mate jeff from Benwell are probably the biggest irritants this blog has ever had.

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  • bladeuser

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew will not turn things around u swansea muppet why would anybody want him to anyway he is a loser and has f@@@@@ up everywhere he has been

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  • Mag52

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Welshgeordie.

    You’ll only do your head in if you try to reason with the usual suspects on here who have hated Pardew more or less from the time he was appointed manager.
    They relish every defeat for our club, seeing each one as another nail in AP’s coffin.
    They cringe at every victory we get and dismiss it as luck, a freak goal, poor opposition etc. anything other than enjoying a win by the team they “support”.
    Bit sad really.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Mag52,
    What bracket would you put those in that once gave Pardew the benefit of the doubt and stuck up for him on here, those of us that still blamed Ashley right up until the succesive defeats off of the mackems and the 0-6 humiliation off of Lpool, the pair of them are making supporting this club unbearable. And if you want to find an ally in that half witted, juvenile welsh troll then you’ve got no right to question anybody.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #32

    pmsl @ that

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  • mag92

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #33

    It must be like Disney land in Pardews head, he needs to go straight after Spurs tomorrow and they’ll beat them.

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  • mag92

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Pistorius went crackers when his lass bought him a pair of UGG, slippers for valentines day!

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  • Mag52

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail.

    I’m not looking for allies. Simply wondering what it must be like to love your club but to get no pleasure from it.

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  • Belfast

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #36

    I would also be in that bracket jail.

    There was only a select few who hated him from the start.
    Catchy and Rotonda the only ones I can think off to be honest.

    Most where behind him until they couldn’t defend him anymore.

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 25, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #37

    I still think Ashley’s the sole villain, if you think the club should be more ambitious. Pardew is a trier in my opinion, like Willo, Gouffran, Dummett, etc. We could do with a better manager, and boot room, and atleast half a dozen better first team players. That would bring us into direct competition with Spurs. I don’t think we’re even close, and he knows it, and so he’d rather bring in Keith Bishop instead.

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  • Belfast

    Oct 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Losing to Reading at home turned a lot of people against him if I remember correctly.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Wow I haven’t been off very long, right first things first.

    Jail for Ashley

    Me and Jeff are the biggest irritants this blog has ever had, well I don’t know about Jeff but I will take that as a massive compliment.

    bladeuser

    Swansea muppet am i, well two things to say about that.

    1. Thanks for the compliment.
    2. Only i call people muppets on here get your own words.

    Happy lot on here aren’t they.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Mag52

    i think they more like the muppets than the usual suspects.

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