It´s A Huge Opportunity For Newcastle


We always knew it was going to be a tough start to the season because we  have played all of last season´s top four clubs in Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.

And we have already played Southampton and Swansea City who finished in 7th and 8th positions  respectively last term.

Of course on the other side of that we lost both our games to West Ham and Watford far too easily.

Steve McClaren at man united

Steve McClaren – it´s been really tough

The ¨easier¨ games are coming up and Steve McClaren has talked about the first eight games this season to the Chronicle:

“Six of the teams were in the top eight. We’ve now played all the top four, so it has been really, really tough – but something you have to go through.”

“We can sometimes see light at the end of the tunnel but then it goes away. What we need is consistency. We have to build on each performance.”

McClaren keeps talking about taking two steps forward and then two steps back in games and unfortunately in our last game we took quite a number of steps in the backward direction.

We were humiliated by Manchester City 6-1 with five goals conceded in the first 18 minutes of the second half.

Whether that was just a one-off we are about to find out.

Newcastle must start to win games soon to move off the bottom of the league table.

It´s been a very long time since we were stuck at the bottom of the Premier League.

If we cannot improve we could be in big trouble again this season and it looks like the January transfer window could be another huge one for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.



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71 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Oct 13, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    jib

    time and time again you prove your just here to wind people up

    can you put your time to better use ?
    I hear prisons offer some great educational classes
    maybe its time for some self improvement

    it may not be prison but what ever institution your in they will give you the opportunity to help yourself

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  • hibbit

    Oct 13, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    jib/jane/jeff what a sad little man/woman you are…………….i think the time has come for all posters on here to ignore this WUM and all his alias

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib Jibberish (the blog pest and part-time multiple) does us all a favour and clear off – the Ladies Wrestling Forum awaits your presence.
    Man you really do need to change your game – ladies wrestling would be the first to consider and then probably netball.

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4
  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    does = do.

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    I’d like to paraphrase Francis Wheen in The Guardian (circa 2000)

    “Mr Tuff like all truly ludicrous figures is blissfully unaware of his own absurdity”

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    I think when Ancelotti talks he’s got his eyes on Man Utd if Van Gaal doesn’t work out. They’ve got a run of tough fixtures coming up, personally I’m not sure they have enough to compete for the title and will probably be competing for 4th with Southampton, Liverpool and spurs. Not sure that’ll be enough for the worlds biggest income club

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Jay
    Do you not think Mourinho is on borrowed time ?

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    bet Woodman has his eyes on the derby! Can’t remember Elliot ever playing more than 70 minutes without getting an Injury! The guy obviously doesn’t take fitness, physique, conditioning and diet seriously and it shows.
    Good opportunity for Darlow when he returns though, he’s played enough championship games. Don’t personally think he’s a top level goal keeper, but he’s around the level Harper was when he was here. Krul has been pretty poor this season anyway, especially kicking and coming for crosses

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #10

    jay

    he will head to Chelsea if they sack the special one
    cant see him going to man u as I don’t think they will sack lvg
    he has a proven record and I think he might win the fa cup or the league cup this season and finish top 4 that will be enough for him to spend another 100mill and get another year

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  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Why does everyone have a go at Jib?

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    if MC gets Sack, Go For Carlo Ancelotti

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #13

    I wonder if Mclaren will be tasked with getting us back in to the PL as he has plenty of Championship experience, we might finalky get to the new Wembley, yippee

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #14

    lesh
    Why does everyone have a go at Jib?

    Ha ha ha Hibbit
    Brilliant

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    @jib/beermonkey – not sure why but got a feeling Mourinho will get it right. I think they failed to buy the players he wanted in the summer too which might buy him some time They’ve got a decent run of games coming up which could get them some momentum.
    just something about Ancelotti and Man Utd that sounds like a good match. I don’t actually think Van Gaal is doing a great job there considering how much money he has spend

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  • Jan Stavik

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Why not bring in Victor Valdez and Ashley Cole for free? Our defence is shaky to say the least, and Haidara has never convinced me…

    Dummet and Mbemba should be our preferred centre pairing, and with Janmaat and Cole by their side we’d shore up!

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    jay

    I think ur right on lvg doing a good job the cash he has spent
    but the season they dropped out the top 4 and fergie going I think a lot thought that’s it for them
    I think there having to spend a little more to bring in players and then I don’t think they are getting who they want they need to get the machine winning again and have a good run in Europe
    lvg will deliver so I cant see man u panicking just yet unless they lose there top4 spot

    I think if ancolotti had been available I think he might have got the job rather than lvg but lvg was the only one available with a winning record

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Can you imagine Ancelotti being told what’s what by Lee Charnley? Having to play the no-hopers foisted upon him by Graham Carr? Leave off. With those buffoons running the show we might as well have the wally as manager. Peas in a pod. All bloody useless. Oblivion beckons.

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  • davetoon

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Cisse shouldve done that voodoo ritual for the whole team not just himself

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 13, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #21

    Ron Knee: “I come to bury Cisse – not to praise him”….

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  • optimistic prime

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Rotonda

    No I wouldnt.
    I think the whole club is rotten to the core.
    Ashley has installed a culture of just enough to get by. Pardew and other puppets where/are complicit in this.

    Until Ashley sells up and the club gets a fresh start the merry go round of lurching from one crisis to another and averting disaster by the skin of our teeth will continue year in year out.

    Piss poor from top to bottom, running of the club, fan interaction, player scouting and recruitment, training and medical care for players, etc etc.

    Can’t think of one area where the club shines or even stands shoulder to shoulder with other EPL clubs.

    The buck stops with the Parasite.
    I don’t want anything other than…

    Ashley out!

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #23

    overrated
    There’s a definite Shakespeare tinge to the blog today!

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Ron, this club has more in common with Greek tragedy than Shakespeare.

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  • BandB

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #25

    The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Kevin Nolan apparently signing for Sunderland? What do people think? Personally I don’t begrudge Nolan taking what would probably be his last premier league contract.
    On another note I’ve no problem with Sunderland signing players that are in the twilight of their careers and weren’t really good enough a year ago…
    He was a great pro for Newcastle, really integral player in our promotion season, would hate to see him get too much abuse…
    can’t see a midfield of clattermole and Nolan keeping the mackems up though to be honest….

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #27

    Who – or what – will be Ashley’s nemesis?

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #28

    BandB – how apposite. Bravo.

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  • toonking

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #29

    OP
    put it just like i would.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #30

    jay

    nolans a good motivator on the pitch as a last 20min sub to see out a game and even if there chasing a draw or a win its not a bad shout bringing him in

    not sure sam will be able to turn them around though advocate tried to get them well drilled but to many individual errors all over for them

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #31

    “out damned Ashley, I say”

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #32

    Just a note on Cisse and his voodoo, because it’s particularly annoyed me. He disrupted our season last year refusing to wear Wonga on his shirt because he is a muslim… (finally relenting when it turned out he was a regular at a casino)
    Well I’m pretty sure voodoo, magic and anything else other worldly and supernatural are really really high up on the forbidden list in Islam… so for him and tiote to be visiting witch doctors and practising voodoo smacks of hypocrisy. Rather than running round west Africa playing harry potter, about running around Benton a few extra times and working on your technical ability?

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #33

    Nolan and Allardyce have the same agent.
    Kevin has followed Big Sam round the country.

    Andy Carroll has the same agent – He couldn’t could he ?
    Nah – AC at the scum !
    Unthinkable !

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #34

    @beermonkey – apparently the culture and dressing room at sunderland is shocking! If anyones going to take them down I’d love it to be Allardyce! I think they’ll go too! Reckon Bournemouth will sink like a stone, lost some huge players and they didn’t have a huge squad, a lot relied on the young striker.
    Villa, like Sunderland have played too close to the edge too many times. Lost their best 2 players in benteke and delph and replaced them with Ligue 1 players that are better athletically than they are technically.
    If any these 3 clubs finish with more points than Newcastle with the squad we have, we deserve to drop!

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  • optimistic prime

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #35

    Hope is for losers!

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #36

    @Jib – I don’t think Carroll would do it. Nolan is a scouser who lives in Essex and will probably retire to spain. Carroll is a Geordie who spends as much time in Newcastle as he does in London. Has a big Geordie family too. I think the aggro for Carroll to move to sunderland would be too much whereas Nolan would be less in a position to be in the firing line.
    Don’t think Allardyce would take another chance on carroll either as he put all his eggs in the carroll basket a while back and he was injured for pretty much 2 years on and off after making fat sam look stupid for putting his faith into him. Lot of talk Allardyce staked his reputation on carroll when convincing gold and Sullivan to buy him and carroll completely let him down

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #37

    jay

    as long as we beat them this time round

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #38

    Gasp
    You mean Nolan won’t retire to the Dingle !!!!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #39

    I think it’s been well documented that friend Jib is a man with issues. I think armed with that knowledge it’s difficult to really take any offence.

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  • toonking

    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #40

    These 6 games might have looked easy on paper pre season but only 2 seem easy now

    norwich (H) W -not the most attacking team to fear. Now we’ve got mitrcovic and play 4-4-2 the defence may be broken down more easily providing space for someone to score.

    scums (A) W – when you’ve got players with a attitude like ours this will be just a plain ordinary game. Red cards are common in these and mitrovic could be a high risk red card himself.

    Stoke (H) W- last year i might have put this down as a draw but stoke aren’t doing as well themselves

    november I see 0 points

    boernmouth (A) L- at home we might have got a draw maybe a win but away i think boernmouth will play a very attacking game whilst we’ll be sitting back

    leister (H) L based on current form this is a team nobody will be keen to face, had it been played in the second half of season we could have won but at the minute they’re packed with energy whilst we’re bunched with slow coaches

    Palace (A) L- again a team which currently playing way over the odds and like leister these too have got the advantage of pace

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