Swansea Hope To Use Fan Boycott To Win Saturday’s Game

It’s been another terrible season for Newcastle United, and it looks like the final five games of this season could be even worse than last year, when we lost four of them, and in all lost seven games of the last eight games played.

If we lose all five games we could be relegated again to the Championship.

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Gary Monk – opportunity for Swansea

Newcastle fans have been asked again to support another boycott on Saturday when we play Swansea, and Swansea manager Gary Monk is hoping to use the discontent and anger of the Newcastle fans, and the lack of form and confidence of the Newcastle players,  to help win the game for Swansea.

Both managers were asked about the Newcastle fan actions today, during their press conferences for the game.

John Carver was asked about last week’s fan boycott:

“I was surprised,” “I did not think it would be as many people. We have to find a way of dealing with it and managing the situation because it can only hurt us – that is the fans and the club. We need to find a solution.”

“The people who were in the stadium weren’t quite sure how to react. Some of them were annoyed that people had stayed away, others were delighted. It was strange.”

“There was a lot of apprehension around the place. I hear there were people falling out with each other in the stands. That cannot help. I thought it didn’t affect us during the game, but on reflection I think it does.”

“We have had discussions about ongoing issues at the club and I have regular meetings with Managing Director Lee Charnley and Chief Scout Graham Carr, at least once a week,”

“I have not been given any assurances or been told what my situation is next season.

This is what Gary Monk, the Swansea manager has said and it seems he will hope the Newcastle fans will turn against the team, assuming Swansea can play well on Saturday:

“As a player you have to concentrate on your football. No player goes out on the pitch without the intention of giving his best and I’m sure all the Newcastle fans will be thinking that.”

“Hopefully we can use the crowd against the team, if we perform well, but the idea is to focus on ourselves.”

Swansea were beaten 2-0 last week at Leicester City, but they are likely to find it easier on Saturday against what has become a dispirited and out of form Newcastle side.

And our readers are pretty sure we will lose this game.

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Then we’ll just have to see how the clubs beneath us fare in their league games on Saturday, and it seems the worst case scenario is that we will be four points above the drop zone with 4 games to play.

Comments welcome.

76 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Apr 24, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #1


    1) Williamson will make his 3000th mistakes which lead to Swansea goal(s)

    2) Gouffron will start – and will do NOTHING. (Since 3 seasons ago)

  • sickandtired

    Apr 24, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashley was up meeting with the RFC Board on Wednesday while this Club is melting down.
    Says it all really, doesn’t it?

  • Toon Tang

    Apr 24, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Have we delivered the 3 points to them yet does anyone know?

    If not, I can have Cadbury fly on over with them on a silver platter. Signed, sealed, delivered… They’re yours.

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #4

    I tell you what YOU can do John. Tell the crowd that unless you get 5 points from the final 5 games you will take yourself out of the running for the position of Head Coach next season. Considering the opposition we face it is not a big task.

    Stop moaning about the protest being a bad thing. We’ve lost the last 4 without protest and this time when we protested we actually scored a single goal!!! A bigger protest might lead to actual motivation at board level to fix this circus of a club.

    Also stop playing your players in daft positions! Colback at left back and Jonas in midfield? Is it opposite day?

    Considering your recent comments about playing more direct here’s a team that may get you something.


    Lets see Ameobi getting some headers down to Perez. Abeid tidying up and allowing Cabella or Colback to more forward while Sissoko charges up the middle. Give the fans that do sh

  • headtheball

    Apr 24, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Just to lift our spirits for a moment
    The Australian Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott has made a statement that he wishes “all Australian children be inoculised ”
    Could he be related to George UU or perhaps our very own John Carver?
    HWT Boycot

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 24, 2015 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #6

    What’s wrong with that?

    Good on the Christian Heritage Australia.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 24, 2015 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Wadrobe choice a pinny. Never mind we’ll continue with the fight.


  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 24, 2015 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #8

    error wardrobe

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 24, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Ed – are you suggesting that despite all the previous poor performances, it will be the fans fault if it continues? If so, I hope it encourages more to boycott in order to totally avoid any blame. Much like the man who owns the club.

  • Chris

    Apr 24, 2015 at 4:04 AM

    Comment #10


    “The Australian Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott has made a statement that he wishes “all Australian children be inoculised ”

    Blackley and Brownlie:

    What’s wrong with that?

    Er, maybe because there’s no such word as “inoculised” ?

    I think headtheball was simply having a laugh at another “foot in mouth” episode which was reminiscent of the unfortunate George W Bush.

    This was one of Abbot’s earlier efforts, which caused great merriment all around the globe:

    “No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom.”

    which prompted Billy Bragg to tweet:

    “Sounds like Tony Abbott’s been talking out of his arse again,” 🙂

  • expatmag

    Apr 24, 2015 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Sometimes it can be embarrassing to be an aussie….lol

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #12

    the dumbest political move by abbot was he prepared to sacrifice Australia – Indonesia relation over 2 Australian drug dealers got caught smuggling drugs in Indonesia and sentenced to death.

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:08 AM

    Comment #13

    I still think (and hope) that we will get Jurgen Klopp as manager. The media said Mcclaren which means we will not get him because they never got it right regarding NUFC. Klopp doesn’t need big transfer fund, he likes young players, and less pressure managing NUFC. With big clubs and big transfer fund will bring big pressures.
    Perhaps I’m delusional but it won’t be Mcclaren or Carver.

  • Reyantoon

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Let’s wait and see what they will do in the summer. Definitely the upcoming summer will be the last chance for Mike & co to show what they learnt and whether they care about this FC.I am impressed the way the club progressed since we get back from relegation,in terms of players recruiting and stability of finance, even though we mostly finished in mid table.If they want to go step forward on the pitch, they have to change the managerial appt.Otherwise,history tells the club never looked managers outside the UK,so it is going to be another British one,which is disappointing considering there are way better options available!!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:32 AM

    Comment #15

    If we go down it will be Carver cos that’s we’ll get.

    If we stay up they’ll say it because of Carver so he’ll stay.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:34 AM

    Comment #16

    that’s all we’ll get. As in no one of any calibre will want the job

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #17

    Carver will stay, if we stay up then he will be assistant or coaching staff, if we go down then he will be the manager/head coach. He will be here until 2020 unless changing position permanently means renegotiation new contract.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #18

    you’re trying to find a solution? What do you have in mind? Club announcement? Promise of investment? Open communications with fans?

    Dude, none of these is needed. In fact, stop talking, completely. And win a fxxxxxg game man. There’s your solution.

    This is crazy: 18 available points, 0 taken. If you love the club, if we lose the next game, you REALLY must quit. Someone, anyone, will find a couple points from the remaining 4.

    I had said you can have the job if you had a good record, despite others wishing you would fail in order that you weren’t offered the job. I don’t get that logic…

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #19

    I’ve noticed bloggers are giving you advice, how to win this game, and I’m sure, in desperation, like your predecessor, you too are reading our posts to find a way to win. So here’s my advice.
    1) Do not play Obertan and Raylor, under any circumstances. You come on yourself, if there isn’t anyone else.
    2) Arma’s cameos are a total waste of time. I don’t know, maybe he gets in his stride after 120′, but there isn’t that much time. Don’t play him until he has a year with Derby County.
    3) Try starting that mystery striker from Argentina. Can he do worse than our current strikers? Well, that’s impossible since we never score these days. Throw on Riviere as well, one to play as a Rooney-style 10, tracking way back. Perez should score, with others ‘bothering’ the defenders.
    4) Is there a problem with stamina? Why can other teams do it? Anyway, if there isn’t, full pressure on their defenders and MF’s. Don’t let them turn and play. Don’t give them space.

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #20


    the more he talks the more he will look incompetent.
    Yes, he should stop talking even if we won against swans, he should stop talking. He said the boycott effecting the players, but even before boycott they still crap.
    I can understand against spurs, liverpool, arsenal we lose, even big teams struggled to get any point against them, but against swans, leicester, wba, qpr he will have no excuse.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #21


    If we stay up Carver will stay head coach as he is the cheapest option. That’s this lots MO.

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #22

    cyprus #19

    point 1. also gouffran

    I would give advise to JC to use youngsters like Sterry, Arma, Satka, Kemen, Callum. They will give you 110% rather than senior players who only gave 50%.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #23

    Always finish my post and forget Gouffran. Maybe, because I saw so much future in him, yet he has gone completely backward. A couple games, he lost the ball and just gave up, ending in a conceded goal.

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #24


    nah, I still have hope for good manager to come in, any managers would love to work with NUFC now.
    It’s very easy to be better than now. We can say we hit bottom now, can’t go any lower than now.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #25

    I don’t know those players you mention, apart from Arma, about whom I have opined…

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #26


  • John Tudor

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #27

    wait and see for what
    more crap touted as football
    missing profits
    piss poor crocks and crap signings
    enough is enough

  • brklyngeordie

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Would love to suggest a line-up but what’s the point totally not into it like the players are this Carver fella really is a donkey..Only thing I can say is stay away keep Boycotting I will be disappointed if less fans don’t show then last week..a And as someone earlier posted don’t be a fool and go cause of the cheaper tickets don’t let the devil fool you HWTF

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #29


    they have been on the bench for few games now.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #30
  • Canny in Canberra

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #31

    The problem is though that we can go lower. I see your point that anyone half decent coming in now has a great opportunity to pull us back up and be the hero. What’s Houghton up to. I didn’t think he even deserved to go.
    Maybe a new owner could get him back.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #32

    I wouldn’t believe any of it until the player actually runs out on the pitch.
    Much as I like Ed I think he sticks those transfer tales out for the sake of something to write.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #33

    If we get a new owner (which we won’t, no one wants this hot potato), then it’s KK again 🙂

  • Canny in Canberra

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #34

    No one has posted a line up that includes DeJong?

    I heard he was fit. Is that not true or is just nobody rating him?

  • nut meg

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #35

    De Jong may be fit enough to be on the bench but not to start.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #36

    Jan, Colo, Anita,
    Cabs, Colb, Siss, Ameobi,
    Perez, Rivi, Facundo.

    On of the three up front to double as 5 in MF, interchangably. when they have the ball. If any of those two up front isn’t up to it, or Sammi gets tired, throw on Abeid in the 2nd half and make necessary rearrangements.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #37

    On= One

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #38


    Good managers only available end of the season, with current team it won’t make any difference if someone half decent coming in (even for temporary) and you don’t want to build new season team under half decent manager, it will just make things worse between the fans and the board.
    Let Carver in charge until last game, then he has proven everyone including the board that he is incapable for the job and he will understand why he didn’t get permanent job as manager. I think Carver inside already know that he won’t get the job and if he really loves this club he will refuse the job if it was given to him. He is just saying that he is positive about everything, any normal person will say the same thing if asked by the media, what do we expect him to say.
    I just don’t like it when he said I got special formula against swans blablabla, it’s just stupid if we get beaten 3-0 using his special formula.

  • Reyantoon

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #39

    I think the next head coach appointment will tell us everything IMO.This FC is capable of challenging top 5 or 6 every season under the right manager.I do not know how they don’t realize that by now,that’s why I said what did they learn so far..,
    Our players recruitment is good.The future looks good. They just need to change things in the manager’l front.That’s why it worth waiting, perhaps for the last time.

  • Santon03

    Apr 24, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #40


    anita as cb will be bullied by gomis.


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