Fans Expect Defeat Against West Brom And Relegation


Over the last eight games our readers have been accurate in forecasting that we would lose very game, and unfortunately they also think we will lose against West Brom on Saturday, but at least the percentage who think that are not over 80% which they have been in recent games.

That’s the good news.

john carver scumpled face

John Carver – completely unprepared to be head coach

Here’s the poll for our game on Saturday and while we may have forwards like Siem de Jong, Papiss Cisse and Rolando Aarons back, we have only Fabricio Coloccini fit as an established back four player, with Dummett maybe injured and Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson suspended.

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You know if would even make an exciting film if say Paramount were to pick it up Newcastle’s season if we are relegated – it’s much better than a soap opera that’s for sure..

In the olden days the way Newcastle have made their decisions is reminiscent of the old Laurel and Hardy films – although that may be being too unkind to Laurel and Hardy.

In our poll on whether we’ll be relegated this season, there was a majority initially that we would stay up,  but it’s tilting the other way since our pathetic performance at Leicester City.

We could have lost that game 10-0 and couldn’t have complained if that was the score so inept were the side.

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And John Carver still kept his job on Sunday?

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It’s simply unbelievable – what has the Board been smoking?

So fans think we’ll lose on Saturday and that we’ll be relegated, but apart from that things are in great shape.

I keep pinching myself every morning when I wake up very early over here, and that pinch hurts – so I have to assume assume I am still alive and this is really happening, and I haven’t gone to hell.

That’s right isn’t it?

Hang on let’s check something – ouch – that hurt.

Yes I’m still in the land of the living.

🙂

Comments welcome.


250 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Hello again readers of Ed’s blog,

    Are the boycotts and protests a good thing or a bad thing?

    There’s a view that the protests should now stop and we should get behind the team as it battles relegation.
    That’s the appeal of an open letter attributed to Captain Colo.

    And there is a view that the protests have been so successful that the club is desperate to stop them, hoping they can claim to have proved once and for all that fan protests don’t work. Therefore the protests against Mike Ashley’s ownership and stewardship of the club should continue.

    It’s a hot topic. Hot enough that HWTF thinks it deserves a blog poll on the issue.
    The call has generated a lot of responses so far, some enthusiastic, and others with reservations.

    We’re asking you to post the following in a single box:

    “Give us a poll Ed”

    We want a poll. Do you think the protests should stop? Yes or No.

    Let’s hear what the fans think.
    We want to conclude this with a Poll Petition to Ed this evening. Please support us.

    Howay the fans.

    #HWTFNUFC

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  • RUNAWAY777

    May 7, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    RUNAWAY777 // May 7, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    come on ed lets us have a poll or has your bottle gone

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Give us a poll Ed!

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  • firebug666

    May 7, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Give us a poll Ed!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 7, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    BandB claims the blog is very united:

    “That it appears less so is because of a small group of people who believe that you have no right to criticise a billionaire unless you are a billionaire yourself. The view has little to do with the well-being of Newcastle United.”

    Can she find any statement from me (one of this group) or anyone else to support this?

    As stated in my post on the previous thread she distorts the views of dissenters for her own purposes.

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  • firebug666

    May 7, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Always with the negative waves Blackey!

    Woof Woof Woof!

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  • BandB

    May 7, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Blackley

    You dispute the blog is very united.

    Then immediately go on to accept the group is so small you can self-identify as a member.

    I didn’t mention you.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Come on Blackley, give us your list!

    I have stated on numerous occassions that it is you that distorts what people say and twist it to suit. I still stand by that.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 7, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    BandB says

    “The team slid into this mess watched by full houses. There is NO link between full houses and big performances with these players.”

    Spoken like a SJP novice, BandB underestimates the power of the crowd on any given day.

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 7, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    That would be depressing movie.
    Hardly worthy of C4 nevermind Hollywood.

    The poll doesn’t matter.

    The #ASHLEYOUT campaign isn’t going away until he goes.
    There’s a large enough group of fans vowing to take prolonged action.

    The faster the silent fans join the campaign the faster we’ll get rid of him.
    Otherwise it will be prolonged and toxic.
    But it is and will happen.
    He’s finished.

    #ASHLEYOUT

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  • toon kk

    May 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Ibizatoon
    the sad thing is, if or should I say when we go down this season will soon be history. SJP will be full again MA will be happy with mid table championship football and within a few weeks so will the fans.

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  • Rainrix

    May 7, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Poll us give a Ed

    Is that right?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 7, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza
    You may still stand by that but you haven’t posted any evidence. You’ve got plenty of posts from me to choose from.

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  • BandB

    May 7, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #14

    Blackley,

    Again, are you disputing either 1) That there have been a lot of full houses. 2) That we are in a mess?

    You seem to have flipped your own arguments somewhat, it appears.

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  • firebug666

    May 7, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Rainrix

    PMSL: almost pornographic when said like that. Does anyone know Polly?

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  • John Tudor

    May 7, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #16

    9.5 millions in wages since they last won a point
    do it on yer fcukin own

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  • BandB

    May 7, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Blackley,

    This is a good example of how a logical argument works

    Premiss A) We have been watched by many full houses.
    Premiss B) We are in a mess.
    Conclusion) Therefore it can be accurately entailed that we have slipped into a mess watched by full houses.

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  • John Tudor

    May 7, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    money for nothin and yer chicks for free
    eh colo

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #19

    Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Ciaran
    You are the master blog voice. That’s how I remember you. You’re always here to remind me anyway. Everyone knows your agenda.
    If you assume that mantle, you have to accept that you will provoke a reaction. I can’t remember what Ian’s line was, but I do recall sympathising with him because he was making reasonable points, whether or not he was a doppelganger. Like me, he protested his innocence but no one would have it. You enlisted your buddies to close ranks.

    Ibizatoon // Feb 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Blackley…I have in the past shared many decent conversations with Ruddy and Ian on here, both have decent points to be made.
    However, I don’t think you know what actually happened with regards to the multiple posters, so perhaps it’s best not to assume?
    He protested his innocence and suggested people contact Ed for clarification. I did.
    Still wont change how I interact with anyone, as you say, a point is there to be debated. However, Ciaran is perfectly within his right to feel he may be wasting his time with some people…there is history of it.
    Has everyone been behaving well enough today?

    Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Ibiza – The last I heard was when Ian was pleading for someone to contact Ed. If you did, please tell me what he said. Please don’t take it from that that I’m Ian. I just recall the whole saga and I never heard the outcome, if indeed there was one. My sympathies lay with Ian at the time.

    Ibizatoon // Feb 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Blackley…To be completely honest, I was
    disappointed that Ed didn’t just release a very brief statement on the blog to clear up a situation that took over the blog for a long time.

    All I got back really was something along the lines of “I have already caught him doing this once and he said he’d never do it again.”
    He did then come back to me and say that it didn’t appear that he still was using another ID on here – which wasn’t what I had asked, but fair enough.

    I will admit, I wasn’t so sure tbh. However, I think it is clear that something was going on, so enlisting your buddies to close ranks, seems to be common practice on here then.

    Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Ibiza – So are you saying that poor Ian, who I think admitted doing it in the past, did appear to be telling the truth? I really can’t remember the ins and outs (who was his doppelganger?), just that he did seem to be genuine. And why else would he appeal to Ed?

    Ibizatoon // Feb 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Blackley…I don’t believe Ian has ever admitted to doing so at any point on the blog. Just that he was innocent and people should check with Ed. I have no idea why and don’t plan to try and figure out why.

    I even asked Ian if there was a possibility of emailing him, so it didn’t need to be discussed on the blog, which he declined. He could have used a temporary email address if he was concerned about contact. Since then he’s been pretty quiet.

    I have said to him in the past that I don’t really care and that it’s best all parties move on. Hard to do that though when it keeps getting denied.

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  • Hughie_Gallacher

    May 7, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #20

    The players have no respect for the fans so are unlikely to respond to any encouragement.

    The protests and boycotts should be continued, now that a little momentum has been built up.

    If the team gets relegated, it’s their own fault.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 7, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #21

    BandB
    Read my post please. Don’t distort what I’m saying again. I’m clearly not arguing about the sizes of different groups. I’m asking you to support your substantive point about having no right to criticise billionaires unless you’re a billionaire. How many people are saying this? Where’s the evidence? What about the views of the other dissenters?

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #22

    To summarise then Blackley.

    You made a claim.

    You asked me to comment and shine some light on an assumption you had made (as it tied in nicely with getting at Ciaran).

    I then provided you with the information.

    You then tried to twist that to mean that Ian had been telling the truth and made up the fact that Ian had admitted to doing it in the past – he has never done so on the blog.

    I then responded to you.

    You disappeared.

    Comments?

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  • John Tudor

    May 7, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    he has been asking advice from the oracle penfold

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  • barkel

    May 7, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    what’s all this about full horses? are we punching horses again?

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Ha ha…Blackley, that is rich coming from you.

    What’s life without a good chuckle.

    “What about the views of the other dissenters?”

    I guess they’ll need to show their fan credentials first….

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  • expatmag

    May 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza/bandB and others

    Isnt it about time we all stopped getting wound up by the dipstick Blackley and just ignore the poor demented old sod?

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  • John Tudor

    May 7, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    blackley who?

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #28

    expat…I am getting close to that point (again). I just felt a little bad last time that Blackley was all alone. Banned from one blog, ignored on another.

    It ain’t easy being Blackley.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnI_ko3_r_c

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  • expatmag

    May 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Thats right JT

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  • geordieviking

    May 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #30

    Currently my opinion ion is somewhat split on the current situation. I want to agree wholeheartedly with Lilo but, the club MUST offer something significant in return.
    Sorry Lilo but a pie and a pint wouldn’t swing it for me. Because of what staying up means to SD they need to make a SIG if I can’t and irreversible gesture.

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  • BandB

    May 7, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #31

    Blackley

    I think Ibizatoon makes my point for me.

    TDSarf was a bugger for making unsupported assertion after unsupported assertion while demanding we accept them as facts because he said so.

    He would then demand evidence for any point anyone else made. Which he would then either distort of ignore.

    Where, for example, is the evidence for your claim that I am an SJP novice?

    Eventually TDS demanded a blog plebiscite on who agreed with him. I remember him being backed by a new poster who thought he was the bees knees, who never posted again.

    TDS himself retired to the blog from which you have been put in a box.

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  • expatmag

    May 7, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #32

    Ibiza

    There can be no sympathy mustered out to continual headcases and attention seekers mate. I am sure you have better people to spend your time on……lol

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  • geordieviking

    May 7, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #33

    “SIG if I can’t” = significant.

    Autocorrect, and that was changed after I pressed submit cos I watched it happen.

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  • BandB

    May 7, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #34

    expat,

    I agree.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #35

    expat…I’d like to think so 🙂

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  • expatmag

    May 7, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Band

    No point wasting time on those who fail to listen. Leave him to his own devices. Eventually, if everyone ignores him, he will just fade away into obscurity……lol

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  • Lew Davies

    May 7, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #37

    why do certain people always have to make the blogs about themselves ?
    seriously guys wtf ?
    It’s no wonder very few readers actually bother to comment.
    Same boring people bickering like silly little childrenover and over and over again
    It’s no wonder Ed doesn’t bother reading the opinions and adding his own.
    HOLY CRAP

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  • expatmag

    May 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #38

    Now then. From a rather cold wet and windy Melbourne, how are we all today? (Please note Blackley, dont reply. I couldnt give a rats).

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #39

    expat….Nice and sunny here 😉

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 7, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza

    And your point is?

    Could you please identify one comment that is objectionable?

    My whole point was that a paranoid Ciaran was hell bent on portraying me as a doppelganger. He looks to play the man not the ball.

    I made the point that I enjoyed Ian’s comments whether he was a doppelganger or not. I asked questions of you and you answered them. End of story for me. I didn’t know enough to comment.

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