Newcastle Fans Becoming More Positive


Newcastle fans seem to be getting just a little bit more positive about the future at the club, and that’s illustrated in our poll for the game today against Liverpool.

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Young Newcastle fans celebrating at Manchester City Wednesday

In the last three games more fans thought we would lose the game than win it – but today we have half of our fans believing  we can get the win at home to Liverpool, and that’s quite a turnaround.

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And only one in five think we’ll lose the game, against a very good side.

That’s what winning can do – not only to our players – who are gaining more confidence with every win – but to our fans also.

It’s possible Newcastle can get  their fourth win a row today – and that would be fantastic – and in front of what is expected to be a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park.

Sounds good to us.

Howay The Lads!!

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51 comments so far

  • Puppet Pardew

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    IKEA!!

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  • geordie157

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    If gouffran starts we’ll lose, if Aarons starts we’ll win and if Sammy starts we’ll draw.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t know why people say we will get hammered after our fortunes seem to Have improved, surely if you predict a heavy loss and we win then you must look slightly foolish.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Geordie lad,
    Have you got odds on that

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  • stuart no9

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    geordie 157—- what happens if cabella starts ??

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  • SA Toon

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Geordie157 Also, what happens if Gouffran and Aarons both start? Would that be a draw?

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Chelsea,Manchester City and United,Arsenal,Liverpool are clubs that is stupid to say that we will win.Too much underestimation on wrong place.They are serious football clubs.We will PLAY for win.And we are scanned more precisely by opponents now because of couple of good games.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Anybody else pissed off and concerned that Pardew just can’t shut up and get on with it? His ego is ballooning again.

    He needs to check himself. If we lose to Liverpool we could be right back in there with confidence dented yet again. He needs to just focus on winning and not how good he is.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Geremi; 100% agree.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    win lose or draw to be honest not sure whats going to happen obviously a lot depends on who our manager picks

    but if we play like we did on wed night firstly we will have a chance win would be great a draw is good to and well a loss as long as we can hold out head up at the end of it its not that bad we can regroup and attack the next 3 matches

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  • stan anderson

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Just hope this optimism is,nt misplaced and the usual thing happens and we get tonked.
    Back to the Pardew out campaign.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Geremi’s Prosthetic Leg Fund // Nov 1, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Anybody else pissed off and concerned that Pardew just can’t shut up
    Erm No (Passes GPLF a glass of whine )

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  • stuart no9

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #13

    this is a perfect example of pardew———

    Newcastle, Alan Pardew, and lessons in humility
    by The Premier League Owl

    Newcastle United played well last night and deserved their win over Manchester City. Newcastle United also played well over the weekend and deserved their win over Tottenham.

    By Newcastle United, I mean the collective: The players, the manager, the coaches, and everybody associated with the match-day effort.

    With points has come relief for Alan Pardew and three successive wins has called a temporary ceasefire on the animosity which has raged between him and the club’s supporters – and ‘ceasefire’ is the right description, because Pardew will always just be tolerated rather than liked.

    Earlier in the season, the much-publicised “Sack Pardew” campaign satirised the fifty-three year-old’s habit of finding excuses for every defeat. Between the fixture list, the supporters, the international calendar and “science”, Pardew has assembled an impressive and extensive range of mitigating factors during his time at the club, but with the up-surge in form he’s been able to put away his big box of asterisks.

    But now we’re exposed to a different evil: Press-conference Pardew.

    Just as efficiently as he distances himself from blame, Pardew has a habit of making himself the centrepoint of any victory. His conversations with the press are typically heavy on personal references and he has developed a nasty habit of casting himself as the hero of every win. The line between victory and defeat seems always, in his mind, to be determined by his team-talks, his substitutions, or his tactical changes.

    This is pedantry, of course. Winning is winning and, unquestionably, Pardew deserves recognition for the change in Newcastle’s form, but this is a manager who seems chronically unaware of his own PR. Results matter more than anything else in the game, but perceptions are important and the way a manager conducts himself is hugely relevant in determining his relationship with the supporters.

    There are many reasons why the animosity towards him is so acute, but a contributing factor is undeniably the complete absence of humility from his personality. The obnoxious touchline behaviour, the tendency to celebrate goals as if he, himself had scored them, and this press-conference issue would, if modified, make him far easier to embrace as and when things do go well.

    It probably wouldn’t make a significant difference – he would still be Mike Ashley’s appointment and his win/loss record would probably still be the same – but it couldn’t hurt.

    If, as a manager, you’re going to complain about the vitriol you face, why not do whatever you can to be loss of a focal point for the vitriol? There are no bronze statues in his future, but his here and now would be a lot easier if he stopped presenting himself as such a cliche of self-regard

    © 2014 Microsoft Terms Privacy & cookies

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    I wouldn’t have a problem if we play like we did on Wednesday or the 2nd half against Spurs and lose. At least we will have had a go. It’s when we turn up and basically go through the motions and lose, that gets on my nerves.

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  • davetoon

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #15

    I always get a little worried when the majority of fans expect to win. We have a history of playing poor form Liverpool sides into form, both before and during Pardew’s reign.

    I would LOVE IT if we can beat the scousers.

    What chance that Aarons starts though, very little most likely.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Geremi’s Prosthetic Leg Fund

    you aint wrong the man should have his head down
    bragging that rogers cant guess his team (the fact its not changed for over a year) likening managing to ikea furniture
    the man needs to keep his head down and concentrate on a job he is damn lucky to still have

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  • Puppet Pardew

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Jeff, I know deep down you are a PP fan. It is such a shame your own turn of phrase lacks that certain je ne sais quoi.

    Still no time for handbags on here, I have a team pick, a notebook to fill, post match excuses to make…

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #18

    The way Pardew has presented himself this season is nothing at all like the manager that is portrayed in that very well written piece in The Premier League Owl.

    He has been to my mind the picture of humility so far this term, although he could hardly hope to get away with otherwise under the circumstances.

    I tend to think he’s actually on a steep learning curve at Newcastle.

    Could be wrong of course. I accept that too.

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  • mag92

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    A nice win today will set the Toon up champion!

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  • mag92

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Toon should get straight into the Scousers and a nice 2-1 will be the score.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    I voted for the loss.

    Pardew will drop some of the players with individual talent, which is the only way we get goals.

    Liverpool will dominate possession and shots on goal etc.

    Basic Math all points towards a Liverpool win today. (Unless Pardew in the space of a few days, coached the side how to play football and move the ball around)

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    What are the cowards that run the Pardew out campaign so frightened of that they have to remain anonymous ?

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  • Belfast

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Maybe they’re just shy Jeffrey

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Gouffran has put a run of about 40 games together without contributing a dot going forward. Any other manager would have rested/ dropped him 30 games ago. Pardew must be beginning to notice this by now.

    I’ve defended Anita a lot in the past, but he’s not been with it this season and to play him next to Colback gives you two backwards passers. Abeid looked good driving forward, can score and create goals, and he’s stronger in the tackle than Anita. It should be a no-brainer who gets played. Let’s see what our no-brain manager does.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #25

    jeff

    cowards really there could be a lot of reasons maybe they work for the club
    but there could be loads of reason I don’t see the need for them to announce it to the world

    hats of to them

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  • mag92

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #26

    Liverpool will dominate pocession complete cobblers. Liverpool aren’t as good as when Suarez carried them.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #27

    So, assuming Cisse and Tiote are missing and considering Krul Taylor Gouffran Cabella Perez and Anita didnt play at all during the week whilst Sissoko and Riviere played less than half an hour, I reckon the kids will ALL miss out on starting.

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  • Mint

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #28

    I just figured it out – Pardue is secretly playing our best team in the League Cup games, and keeping the driftwood regulars for prem games! Hes secretly trying to win the League Cup lads! Right under Ashley’s nose!!! whehey!

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  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #29

    Mag92

    Maybe so but only a fool would discount their superiority in the possession stakes if they play Sterling Gerrard Lalana and Coutinho.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Why would the people that write for sackPardew use their names.

    They are probably working class men, doing it for the good of the club, not personal gain.

    They have gone up against millionaires and one of Britain’s richest men, who have the resources to make life very unpleasant for them. By not revealing their identity, they are protecting their voices from being quelled.

    When the playing field isn’t level, and Ashley has made sure of that with his media bans, fans forum cherry picking, and question dodging… the last resort is a form of media Guerrilla tactics.

    Ashley doesn’t want to play fair, why should the fans play fair with him.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #31

    “mag92 // Nov 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Liverpool will dominate pocession complete cobblers. Liverpool aren’t as good as when Suarez carried them.”

    Can I hold you to that?

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  • mag92

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #32

    Your supposed team Newcastle is playing at home on the back of 3 wins and your expecting a defeat against a Liverpool team that lost at home against Villa.

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  • Puppet Pardew

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #33

    Jimmy @ 19

    ‘He (Pardew) has been to my mind the picture of humility so far this term..’

    Oh, you are so, so right about me, James. I am at most times humble to a fault. But, as my many loyal fans in Noocarsel now appreciate, to err is only human, even for one as gifted as I. It is so difficult, week after week, repressing the inner truth of my own infallibility that forever wells inside me.

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  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #34

    Pardew needs to play a similar team to this if were to get anything from this game. (4-3-3)

    Krul
    Janmaat-saylor-colo-haidara
    abeid-colback-sissoko
    obertan-perez-aarons

    Bring riviere, sammy and cabella on for perez, aarons and obertan. Substituting pace, for pace.

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    A win and we’ll be looking good for a top ten finish, a loss and we’ll be back in relegation trouble

    Pard’s will take credit for the win but blame players, Liverpool’s spending, the weather, man city game etc etc for the loss – I’m hoping for the win as I’d rather listen to him brag than make excuses

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  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Pardew, is probably going to play this. (4-2-3-1)

    Krul
    Janmaat-saylor-colo-dummet
    Anita-colback
    Obertan-sissoko-Gouffran
    Riviere

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #37

    I think he may go for 3-5-2 against, which is what he played against Liverpool the last time.

    From what I recall, it nearly worked towards getting us a point, but for a few red cards.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    That “pen picture” of King Percy as previously posted is right on the money -in my opinion. Really uncanny how accurate it is.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #39

    I think Pardew will return to the same Team today who have been doing so abysmally for most of this Season?

    If he was to totally confuse most at the Club then he would go for exactly the same team sheet who beat Citeh the other evening ! But then i don,t believe for one moment that he is that clever and would,nt have the balls to do such a thing ?

    He will revert to Type and we will lose me-thinks !

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  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #40

    Its amazing what happens when Pardew eventually changed the formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3. I dont think ANYone saw that coming.

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