Results Go Newcastle’s Way – Now We Need A Win Tomorrow

We realize it’s far too early to talk about how other teams are doing at the bottom of the league in this the 9th round of Premier League games taking place this weekend.

But since we have precious little on the positive side to talk about, we will point out that some results went our way today with Sunderland losing 1-0 at West Brom in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge.

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Steve McClaren – on the training field

Bournemouth have lost some key players through injury and they were taken to the cleaners at Manchester City and lost 5-1 – but that was still better than we fared two weeks ago.

Newcastle are still bottom of the league, but West Brom to move up to 11th place on 11 points and Sunderland are rooted at the bottom of the league on 3 points with Newcastle.

We are still at the very bottom and Sunderland are above us because they have scored two more goals than us with eight – with the goal difference being the same at -11.

But if we can beat Norwich City tomorrow we will move into 3rd bottom place after Aston Villa also lost at Chelsea 2-0.

So in one game we can move up two places and off the bottom place and be only 3 points from safety – today we are 6 points from safety.

That should be motivation for our lads to play their hearts out tomorrow at home to Norwich – but Norwich are a surprisingly good team so far this season.

We haven’t had too much luck this season – but a win tomorrow will help to raise the mood of Newcastle fans and maybe our players too.

Then it would be all set up for the game at Sunderland next Sunday and a win in that game will take us 6 points clear of the Black Cats – assuming we can win tomorrow.

Here’s hoping.

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21 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

  • Tsunki

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Win against norwich and it’ll be nosebleed time alright. Then all we need is for three teams to be worse than us up to Crimbo and then Steve can start wearing regular underwear again.

  • toonking

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #3


    for a person with a name like that you certainly seem to have more faith in ashley that me.

    answer to you question well the first season was a decent season which give me some positivity after what we’d just went through.

    The second season wasn’t a good one but i didn’t see it going as good in the first place knowing only 1 player was brought in summer time and the saga with ba was happening.

    The 3rd season i’d describe as decent as far as results go having seen another decent player sold yet nobody brought in as a permanent signing. I didn’t like the action off the pitch with pardew and fealt he got off lightly but when suaez was biting players it made his headbutt not as much of an unusual thing.

    When saying you were a one of those people who still had belief in a better one coming in you must have some faith in ashley because although it was a boring game pardew still give ashley the assurance of remaining in the premier league and if he’d wanted to replace pardew for a better manager he’d had done that during the second season because he certainly showed panic with the transfers.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #4

    tomorrow we move up 2 places, and it will be a huge confidence boost for the squad..

    next week after beating Scumderland and L city beating P45s defenders we will only be 6 points behind them

    Happy days

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    121toonarmydownsouth // Oct 17, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Been saying for weeks now, this next run of 6 fixtures is massive for us, fail to get a decent points tally then we’ll be cemented to the bottom of table come Christmas

    122toonarmydownsouth // Oct 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    toon kk
    Can’t think of many managers who after the last couple of season would not only kept Colo, but given him a contract extension and let him keep hold of the armband

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #6


    what you are is a table watcher, p45 had an ok start to his nufc career
    , he finished 12, the season we finished 5th, other than about 6 games, we played shocking football, hoofball, the ball bypassed our MF,
    he played Ba up front for the first half of the season, then moved him out to the left and we ended up playing with 10 men for the 2nd half of the season, it was wonder goals that you dont practice for that kept us up there.
    HBA was a maverick,m that p45 didnt like,

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Move up places?
    Small matter of having to win first

    Norwich have very much been a bogey team for us over the years and anyone thinking tomorrow will be a walk in the park needs to look at how we perform against the apparent smaller teams

    We have a weak defence, I’m sure dummett will come back in which imo is a small positive as Haidara is absolutely appalling, how ever match fitness will surely be an issue
    Through too once again a flawed transfer policy our suspect CB pairing, mainly due to Colo’s increasing inability to read the game, get in position and actually be able to hoy himself off the ground, will once again make us susceptible to crosse’s, which a team like Norwich will see as a huge advantage and fully expect them to do little but attack us down the flanks
    Add to that we will have our 3rd choice keeper and 8 times winner of the Greggs all you can eat pasty challenge between the sticks tomorrow’s game is far from a forgone conclusion

    They will come here with sole intention of putting in hard challenges knowing our discipline is sh1te and expose the flanks and our p1ss poor defence
    Reckon they’ll have a bit of joy too if SMC reverts back to his trusty book of Pardews useless 4-5-1 for beginners

  • davetoon

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #8

    yeah I can’t vote WIN for the game as the team hasn’t proven to me that they can beat anyone even Sheffield Wednesday

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Is that a new Toonking – there was a one on earlier – thought he was away to be a cricket fan.
    Might be a multiple. Not accusing just saying.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #10

    “We haven’t had too much luck this season – but a win tomorrow will help to raise the mood of Newcastle fans and maybe our players too.”

    In what sense Ed?
    Can only really think of Mitro’s red card, the rest has been pretty self inflicted

  • toonking

    Oct 17, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #11

    unless you and everyone else can give a good and valid answer for these questions i’d say it’s you’s who talk nonsense.

    If it’s nothing to do with ashley why does KK walk out?

    If ashley wanted to appoint decent managers why appoint JFK?

    If ashley wants to make progress why not improve the team during a summer transfer window rather than a winter one?

    If ashley was desperate to see things improve why keep pardew during europa league season and after his headbutt?

    If ashley learned from his mistakes why appoint JFK for a second time and the charnley?

    If ashley learned from his mistakes why appoint a manager from the championship rather than a decent foreign manager?

    come on mate our team was really a going to be any better that it was, answer me all them questions

  • toonking

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #12


    I call this energy release, getting rid of everything
    cricket has finished now and well where else can I release engergy than using a blog proving every one of those PARDEW BASHERS or as i’ll call them ASHLEY HAILERS

  • toonking

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #13

    My own local team were playing away today

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Bit ott laying a claim that it’s one or the other like
    Both Pardew and Ashley are monumental tw@’s

  • toonking

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    As much as i did say most my spirit has gone i didn’t say it all had, basically it’s a most advanced post like those I usually say which is “I hope we get relegated” so i’m not really that bothered about results

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #16

    I think some people haven’t been reading this blog that long, where on earth has this recent thought that I have faith in Ashley come from and that I blamed Pardew for all our woes over the last eight years, I suggest you Google a few of my posts in 2011 when the blog came back on line to see what I think of Mike Ashley. I honestly couldn’t see how he could put anyone worse than Pardew in charge without harming his asset and advertising hoarding, it wasn’t faith just logic, well he has actually defied logic and common sense and put this latest clown in charge.

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Whilst Pardew was here he provided a huge divide in opinion, a divide which you could argue caused huge delays in fans doing something constructive for the future of our club (whichever side of the argument you sat / sit)

    It’s really sad to see the same man, who isn’t even here anymore, managing to do the same thing.

    I actually get both sides of this debate, I did spend some time on that bloomin’ fence. Neither are totally right, or totally wrong (of course this is imo) and both sides have a tendancy to take things to the extreme, which just incenses the other party.

    For instance, comments like “anybody is better than Pardew” are simply not true, much like “No one could do better under Ashley”.

    Anyway, sorry for prying.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18


    i have faith, we may be bottom, but i dont think we have been that bad in the league,..


    come back when you make sense. no one is saying Ashley is blameless in this, ultimately he is to blame for most of it, he signs it all off.

    but the one thing P45 did have control of and it is the one thing i like football for, its the style of football we played. him turning jonas into a 3rd DMC, the same for Goofy. playing only 1 up front and not supporting him, that was all P45. scoring early and trying to shut up shop for 70 mins, that was P45.

    for me running the club and running the football team are 2 different things. both have been run shocking for me.

    a great example of good football management, managers aitor karanka , simply fantastic manager

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #19


    i think his record speaks for itself. then its backed up by the strange words that come out of his mouth

  • toonking

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #20


    What really made these debates get so out of hand was most of those who’d wanted pardew gone repeated week in week out how great the likes of FDB were, there consistantly were saying “FDB would work under ashleys policy”, “pardew was the worse of worse” meaning even charver is better and that ashley would provide us with a decent foreign manager.

    Whilst pardew was a manager of the club all those anti pardew accused the likes of myself being pardew lovers just because I insisted we’d get the same rubbish managers each and every week and the first thing the club needed was a better transfer structure with confidence for decent managers.

    The one who i’m most serious about are those extreme like RH

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Catchy…That’s fine, I don’t really care (without wanting to sound rude) 🙂

    You know my thoughts, I always felt you went OTT with your criticisms. Not worth beating to death though.

    For me, he had to go simply for us to see what came next. Far too much bickering about the unknown…not that that appears to have changed.


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