This Newcastle Team Can Make History This Season


Bobby Moncur – as he was known in those days – was captain of the Newcastle United side that beat Hungarian side Ujpesti Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate back in 1969 to win the last trophy for Newcastle United – The Inter-City Fairs Cup – now known as the Europa League.

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Bob Moncur – speaking about another great Newcastle captain
The great Joe Harvey

The home game was one I was lucky enough to see, but nobody at the time thought that was the last trophy we would win for (at least) 46 years. 🙁

Bob Moncur  scored three of Newcastle’s goals in those two games, and he is now officially an Ambassador of the club,  but goes to every Newcastle game, and Alan Pardew has said today he thinks of Bob as the President of the club.

Come to think of it – that wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Certainly Moncur accompanied the lads down under in New Zealand over the summer, and by all accounts did very well as the senior representative of the club.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had this to say about the legendary Newcastle captain, who is now 69

“I call him our President. Bob Moncur is on the bus every week to remind me when Newcastle last won a trophy,” “I can’t get away from it but no-one would be more delighted than Bob if we can achieve something.”

“We have beaten two Premier League teams away from home and now we have got to do it a third time. It will be a tough game but we will go there very strong,”

“The win at Man City did give us energy, it gave us a lift and the win at Palace gave us a lift as well.” “One of us will be in the semi-final; both clubs would love to be in that position.”

“We have a lot of young talent and we showed character and the right mentality,” “These are our characteristics and we need to keep this feeling – never give up in football, never give up every time we’re on the field, this is important.”

Since the Stoke defeat in late September Newcastle have done very well, and it seems like Spurs are finally starting to play the way new manager Mauricio Pochettino wants them to play – and they looked good in their 2-1 win at Swansea on Sunday.

Our players will no doubt be inspired to try to win a trophy for the club, and whoever starts tomorrow night, we should see them playing with a lot more energy than they showed at Arsenal. – that’s a minimum requirement.

But whatever team wins the next trophy for Newcastle – that team will go down in history and be revered over the years – just like the Inter City Fairs Cup winning side, and the teams that won the FA Cup three times – in 1951, 1952 and 1955.

Our lads know they have a chance of winning a Cup this season – which is why we should see a very good performance from the players tomorrow night.

We certainly hope so.

Most fans think we can win the game.

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21 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Dec 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    damn u ed I swear you do it on purpose

    average

    morning

    I thought all services like the bars and burgers pies etc had been out sourced

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  • geordie157

    Dec 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d like to see a back four of Taylor, streete, Colo and haidara vs spurs.

    Bit of added pace plus it gives streete a chance alongside the experienced Colo

    The defensive midfielder optics will be key as Eriksson is in great form

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  • Graeme

    Dec 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Our players should be “inspired” every time they pull on the shirt, surely? Unfortunately, far too often, like the game at Arsenal, they simply dont show up and fob the fans off with “We didn’t get it right” or “we made a mistake” or “It didn’t go our way”.

    Its way past the time when the excuses stopped and the “Professional” side of the club took over.

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Morning Beermonkey

    Yeah they outsourced the catering to sedexo or something like that. I think when they mentioned Coors the company they just meant supplying the beer. Like a brewery to a pub.

    It’d be good if does allow them perimeter advertising such as the hoardings and the electronic ones. At least we’d have a company paying for the privilege. Ya know, maximising income n all that.

    If that is the case, could we possibly be seeing a downscale of SD at SJP? In readiness for fatty leaving? Perhaps he is going to sell us and is scaling back making sure the club has deals in place prior to his departure.

    If carlsberg did football clubs….

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  • Graeme

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Well, Well, Well, looks like some progress at last on the banning of the local press!!

    http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/club-lifts-ban-on-newspapers-after-more-than-a-year/

    Not before time; maybe common sense has at last broken out!!

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    average

    cant see fatty going he wanted 300 mill before now we make a healthy profit with out player sales we make 30 40 mill profit a year now he will want a lot more than 300 mill for us now so I cant see him going

    I hope we are looking at other avenues of advertising we need a new shirt sponsor

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    We did actually win a cup a few years ago – the Texaco Cup.

    Problem was – it doesn’t exist as a cup, only a title.

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    So, the local press has been allowed back.

    The cynic in me wonders if it’s to increase income from charging for the sarnies!

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  • Sav

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    I’d rather see us throw everything into the Spurs game and get into the last stages of the Capital One Cup even if it meant losing to Sunderland. If our ‘ambition’ is top 8, then I couldn’t care less if we were anywhere above 17th. 16th – 8th is all no-man’s land, middle of the road and lukewarm. It only makes a difference to Ashley’s wallet. The League Cup may be a tin pot but its a pot. You look at the list of clubs who have won it, many of the several times over and you can’t help feeling there’s something deeply wrong about Newcastle United and the way we have gone about things for years.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    G’morning all,

    How are we on this fine day ?

    Looks like the ban for the newspaper has been uplifted, common sense at last. But, this is Ashley and no doubt there is some snide reason behind it.

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  • cyprus

    Dec 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    So is Coors some kind of sponsor. Along with Wonga, we choose well, as anyone who ever lived in the USA will know 😉

    http://www.americanfundamentalists.com/cast/coors.html

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  • cyprus

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Sav,

    You said it. It’s a tin pot, only small teams make a fuss about it. Birmingham and Boro should never have put so much into it, look at them now.

    It would be ‘nice’, but that’s about it. I understand the desperation since we’ve won nowt, but, there it is. A trinket for the also runs.

    If you are looking for similar consolation look at our Intertoto Cup 🙂

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #13

    So, the Coors family is a supporter of right wing causes.

    Well, we need a new right winger, don’t we?!

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  • cyprus

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14

    🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    Kiss of death I’m afraid, raising expectations is a sure fire recipe for failure.

    Hope I’m wrong!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Repeat from previous thread.

    Apparently the NE is the luckiest gambling area of the UK with a net profit for the inhabitants. Obviously this does not carry forward to our Team.

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  • mag92

    Dec 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle United, won the intertoto cup, 2006, Glen Roeder, was in charge.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #18

    The lifting of the newspaper ban could just be Ashley thinking about getting some positive feedback before his meeting with the SFA. Lets face it he needs some positive feedback at the moment it Christmas and his Scrooge persona is more obvious at this time of year.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #19

    This team making history is what I’m afraid of. it’s set a few records of late which don’t look great in the clubs history. I used to think a cup would put it right but I’ve a feeling if we do win a cup it won’t be tactical genius any more than the law of averages and some very determined youngsters with a point to prove.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 16, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #20

    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/newcastle-united-transfer-under-no-doubt-was-sorted-within-5-minu

    Anyone seen this?
    Is his transfer going to made permanent in jan? According to this it’s done and dusted.

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  • Graeme

    Dec 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #21

    OP – Not really a surprise though to be honest. He didn’t get much of a chance; was droppen when playing his best footy, alongside Willo: He was shuffled off to full back and then to the bench.

    Cant blame him for wanting to be away, to play where he needs to be – at CB, for a team who can use his undoubted skills.

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