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McClaren Reveals Two Aspects Of Newcastle’s Lucky Win

3:27 pm, Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 115 Comments

Over 1,300 Geordie fans made the long 720 miles round trip to Bournemouth yesterday getting picked up by the buses in Newcastle at around 2:00 am on Saturday morning.

As the commentators said on NBC Sports yesterday – those are the real supporters – and of course they are absolutely right.

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Steve McClaren and Eddie Howe before the game yesterday

As usual Newcastle got great support on the road yesterday and they were rewarded with a great 3 points even though the performance was poor.

Rob Elliot and Newcastle were able to keep their second clean sheet in a row – but it was mainly due to the brilliant efforts of Rob Elliot in goal – and Rob has revealed he even played against doctor ‘s orders yesterday.

Steve McClaren has admitted that getting out of the relegation zone was the main thing yesterday,  but it was also our first road win since January and that would have sent the supporters back home happy with all 3 points.

They could talk about that Perez goal and the many Rob Elliot saves for the seven or more hours it would have taken to get back to Newcastle after the game.

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening – and the beer would taste even better?


This is what McClaren said after the game about getting out of the bottom three:

“I think that is the most important aspect.”

“That and sending those 1,300 fans back home with a smile on their faces after what must have been a long journey through the night and a long day going back.”

“That’s the most pleasing thing for me.”

Newcastle didn’t play well and we will expect a vastly improved performance at home against Leicester City in two weeks time – and we need another win in that game.

We can do that if we can play somewhere near our best against a good Leicester side.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

115 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Jib doing his usual thing after a player has one good game, drags up some random posts to try and prove that he’s right and no-one else’s football knowledge can touch his. Did the same when I said Thauvin was crap when we bought him and then he had one good game against the mighty Northampton.
    Thauvin has been crap ever since but I haven’t bothered dragging up all his posts. Elliott may be crap again next week, one good game doesn’t prove anything. Much the same as with Colo, he does have the occasional good game but I don’t think anyone would claim he’s a great player anymore

  • 2 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Not sure anyone would have been going home with a smile on their face after that shower.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Jib Out !

  • 4 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    knackers oot

  • 5 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Mr Tuff- Is this what you had in mind.

    Whoever said its a funny old game was right. This was all rather baffling- even after a post match reviewing session in the pub. But who cares we took the points in an awful performance- albeit with all the luck going. Mind having dominated the last two matches this was long overdue. At this time we’ll take the points and gloss over a forgettable match.
    Against expectations Macca ( only opposition fans give him the Brolly title ) set up to defend and to concede possession. Resulting in the fullbacks allowing Bournemouth to get in crosses at will. Wijnaldum had his poorest game in a toon shirt and Sissoko was amongst our least impressive players. They created little in an attacking sense and not because they were working back. Neither player did worthwhile tracking back and rarely put in a tackle. This put pressure on wide defenders who had poor games. Which in an away game against a busy side was inexcusable. Bournemouth just passed around Dummett and he is poor going forward. An inspired Elliott(( mom) plus the two CB’s( yes Collo was one of our better players) sticking to their task secured the points after one of our rare attacking moves put us in front. Little of note thereafter.
    In central midfield we really missed Colback as the game highlighted yet again that Anita can only play in a midfield three – he was totally ineffective and chasing shadows, rarely getting a tackle in, the game passed him by. Tiote is getting back to required fitness and showed an improving performance but a better pairing would be with Wijnaldum. On a wide pitch our play cried out for Thauvin to come on earlier but he briefly showed an ability to stretch play which was required to close out the game.
    Serious thought is required to win games at SJP – to improve our wide play generally – – getting crosses into the Leicester box for Mitrovic. He had a hand in our goal and showed his power in the air in our box but overall disappointing largely because we simply weren’t an attacking force.

  • 6 Offkey // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Spam alert!

  • 7 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Not sure how Villa survived that. Not often you say Citeh didn’t take their chances, but they missed three absolute sitters. Not sure Villa had a shot on target if I’m honest. Sterling headed one that bounced of the keepers head and over the bar! 🙂 Still, it keeps us out the bottom three so happy days. Without Aguero and Bony, Citeh do look a little toothless up front and let Villa off the hook.

  • 8 catchy in norway // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    now im ready for palace game

    3-0 to the pool

  • 9 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Sutty, “one good game doesn’t prove anything”. It proves you can win a match with your worst performance of the season! 😉

  • 10 Ron Knee // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    When did TFL last post? It’s been a while.

  • 11 AndyMac // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Just mentioned elsewhere that after 12 games in charge Carver had one less point (9) as well as experiencing a 5 goal drubbing at Citeh and a derby defeat.

    Whatever happened to him ?

  • 12 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    catchy in norway should be “pardew in norway”

    go visit him he might give you that kiss you want

  • 13 dogfish // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Cyprus (from a couple of posts back)

    I agree on his day sissoko is world class, like against Norwich. He was man of match despite wiji’s 4 goals. However these days seem so few and far between I’d cash in now whilst we can get a significant sum for him. (Assuming it would be reinvented)

    Yeah yesterday all of our attacking payers had an off day. I think Wiji is still adjusting he is invisible in most games and then pops up with a goal! Not convinced he’s a left sided player so hoping he’ll be moved central if thauvin can be trusted for a game on the left.

  • 14 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    kiss good bye*

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Does he really think that the supporters had a smile on their faces after witnessing that guff.

  • 16 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    they smile for the points
    how many games do you play shite and win

    not many

  • 17 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Ian Toon – it was a crap post the first time you posted it -really didn’t deserve posting it repeatedly.
    Probably not your own writings anyway – I’ve noticed you tend to copy match reports from the broadsheets and just change a few words, mix it up a bit and then present it as your own work.

    What happened to Macca’s bwave new world – have you ditched that now – biggest load of hooey I’ve heard in a long time.
    Stop your blog mischief – most bloggers have the measure of you now – troublemaking multiple.

  • 18 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Don’t bloody believe it Palace 1 -0 up.

  • 19 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    You sad !!!

  • 20 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Walk in your own shoes. Just be yourself- nobody else is fooled.
    Why can’t we produce a Harry Kane- local boy.

  • 21 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Gladly accept the 3 points, about time we had the rub of the green.
    God awful game to watch though!
    On a sadder note Palace are 1 up

  • 22 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM


  • 23 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Belay my last, bindippers have equalised thank funk!

  • 24 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Hahahahaha. Comedy gold. You cannot make it up.
    “walk in your own shoes” – says the person who walks in about half a dozen pairs of shoes -belonging to his stable of multiples.
    Stop your blog mischief -we’ve got the measure of you – a pyscho with personality disorders. Norman you need to get back to the motel to see Momma Bates.

  • 25 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Mister Tuff,
    I have to admit I do enjoy observing your exchanges with the various numpties spouting cack on here.
    Keep on keeping on pal!

  • 26 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    I’ve been watching the Lpool v CP game on Spanish tv and Palace went a goal up and into their shell .
    There was 7 palace players in the pen box when the bindippers equalised.
    Some things never change

  • 27 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Mr Tuff- Your material wasn’t funny 20 years ago when it first came out. You might appeal to the over 70’s but I assure you you need an up-grade. Senility is not a good option.
    Try reading Jimmy Smith’s post they’re all football related and interesting.
    Good night.

  • 28 Rotonda heights // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:57 PM


    how old are you?

  • 29 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    He can’t be old enough to drink beer!

  • 30 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    We’ve got a local boy Ian, he’s on loan at Coventry right now scoring for fun. And he’s truly one of our own, not an Arsenal fan as a a kid. If he was a Coventry lad, every PL team in the country would be fighting for his signature. Fortunately he’s ours. Wait until next season mate, the goals will flow.

  • 31 Rotonda heights // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM


    i think it was only CP’s second goal in open play in nearly 10 matches. You’re right some things don’t change. It looks as if poor old Puncheon has now got the Gouffran role!!

    Liverpool on the other hand look full of enterprise.

  • 32 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    He couldn’t stop Coventry get knocked out of the FA cup by Northampton Toon yesterday

  • 33 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    We have to accept we will have performances like we did yesterday but will not pick up points, its about time we played bad and won instead of how we were last season playing bad week in week out and getting nothing. A nice 2 week break for us now and go into a home game with a win behind us, I believe the players will get back to normal for the next game and put a good performance in would be nice to see mbabu start at lb.

  • 34 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Bobby- He was not cup tied yesterday I saw. I hope he develops. I have rated Harry Kane and he had a slow start this season but is clearly a talent.

  • 35 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    I’d have Puncheon at the toon and Bolasie any day of the week

  • 36 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    RH expecting a 2nd half onslaught from Klops boys

  • 37 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Wasn’t Kane at Arsenal before spuds?

  • 38 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Jib, you surprise me. We wouldn’t let him play because we might need him later and he would be cup tied.

  • 39 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Ah OK
    I shoulda realised

  • 40 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    I’ve got to say that Cabaye still has that capability of driving a team forward , he may have a bit of gray in his beard but I guess you never lose it .

  • 41 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Bobby- Did you see a recent Panorama programme – ” Hooked on painkillers? “

  • 42 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Palace goal twas gash defending by bindippers, ball should have been put in row z

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Performance was awful yesterday, probably the worst of the season for a full 90, yet we got the points. At this stage that is all that matters! Colo and Elliot were the only 2 to come out with any positives, maybe Thauvin.

    Seen a lot of Sissoko criticism after yesterday, even though I’m far from a fan of his, I think he is getting more than his fair share! Perez, other then the goal was poor. Weaker on the ball then I’ve seen from him in a long time, maybe he needs the break. Gini anonymous and Mitrovic was poor other than a couple of moments.

    Hopefully we can build on this.

  • 44 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    you should not try to build on poor foundations

  • 45 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    A couple of Leicester’s international players picking up injuries away on duty wouldn’t go amiss!
    A good win against them would set us up nicely for the trip to Palace.
    Bollocks, Palace are 2-1 up!

  • 46 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    There was a headline in todays Sunday Echo
    “Are Crystal Palace Liverpool’s bogey team ?”
    I think we now know the answer

  • 47 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Palace are lucky turds. Getting battered again but somehow winning. Looks like Liverpools finishing is as bad as Bournmouths

  • 48 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    We was great today, we was on the front foot and a real fret.

  • 49 catchy in norway // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    You couldn’t make it up 🙁

  • 50 Ron Knee // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    … if I’m honest.

  • 51 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Our upcoming games fill me with dread even though we have changed a lot of players in the first team we cant seem to play against hard working teams with pace who battle for the ball we just seem to give up and dont fancy it

    Leicester will be a nightmare for us if Vardy plays

    I would drop Dummett and put Mbabu at full back who has pace because Schlopp or Mahrez will destroy Dummett with their pace

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Another fantastic 3 points for Pardew.

  • 53 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Eeeeeeh, think the bindippers got robbed there

  • 54 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Palace 8th behind Southampton

  • 55 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM


    Pardew loving life …we barely save face vs Bournemouth….

    Its getting worse and worse…Palace will ip us a new one…
    so depressing…

  • 56 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    I concur pal, hopefully Hodgson will give Vardy a game and he’ll pull a hammy!

  • 57 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Eeeh I think the bindippers got outplayed there !

  • 58 Mag52 // Nov 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    King clips Klopp !
    Jees the guy is so inept isn’t he ?

  • 59 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    So we get played off the park and get the win and everyone on here is not happy, palace get played off the park and win everyone on here is pulling themselves off over pardew.

  • 60 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Eeeeh I think the bindippers got beat, they certainly didn’t get outplayed, no requirement for embellishment!

  • 61 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    East stand – well said

    Palace are probably bottom three in terms of possession this season, they get battered week in week out and manage to nick a goal here and there. It’s classic chancer Pardew.

  • 62 Charlietoon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Did it give any one else the sh1ts to see Collo talking to the media after the game? He had a good game but the guy is nowhere to be seen after every loss and draw but more than happy to come out after a win when instead, a real leader would have sent out Perez.

  • 63 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Mag52 – when was the last time you wrote a post that wasn’t about Pardew?

  • 64 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM


    Look at the log mate…

  • 65 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    The king is adept, adept at being inept!

  • 66 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    No it didn’t give me the shits to see the club captain giving the MoM award to his goalkeeper !
    What sort of fan are you ?

  • 67 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    The eel pie platoon have arrived – to continue their love in with King Percy.

    They’ll be munching some fresh slices of eel pie and doing a knees up to the music of Chas n’ Dave (Cockney/rockney).

    Ian Toon (Master multiple) I think most bloggers will be in fear of you bigging them up/praising their posts – I’m sure they’d be more satisfied in getting a Christmas card from the Yorkshire Ripper or Fred West.

    We know your tricks in trying to enviegle others into your blog mischief.

  • 68 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Bindippers 22 SOG 4 on target, CP 9 SOG 4 on target – so they attacked a fair bit more than we did yesterday with 2 SOG 1 on target.

    Eeeeh “Liverpool on the other hand look full of enterprise” just not very effective ‘enterprise’

  • 69 John Tudor // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    look the king is not wearing any clothes

  • 70 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Ian, i didn’t mate, but sadly i’ll be on them probably permanently. I know a lot of people abuse them, but i was told when I lost my kneecaps 30 odd years ago I’d probably be stuck on them for life. I avoided them for over 20 yrs, but as the pain got worse I had to give in. The IRA didn’t kneecap people for no reason, it hurts forever mate. Now even the morphine isn’t working, but that has a lot to do with walking around on a broken back for god knows how long. I wish this mri scan would hurry up coz then at least I’ll know where I stand – no pun intended 🙂 If it ‘s osteoporosis they can treat it, but if not I’m in for a nasty operation with a long recovery time. Can’t really seeing it being osteoporosis, because that might explain the fractured spine, i can’t see how it explains the crushed verterbrae and knackered neck. All seems to point to that arse over tit acrobatic stunt down the stairs. Sadly i’m already hooked on painkillers, but hopefully i can reduce once my back gets fixed, because right now that even overpowers the knee injuries. I’ve never known pain like it mate. I can’t sleep, can’t sit for long, can’t stand, can’t lie down comfortably for more than half an hour, so I’m permanently knackered as well. Should hear about the mri scan next week hopefully, so then i can move forward. Right now it’s just a friggin nightmare.

  • 71 Jib // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Eeeeh Liverpool were playing at ANFIELD doh !

  • 72 Mag52 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:21 PM


    The day you were disparaging our hero goalie.

  • 73 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Villa got a well deserved point, hope that’s not them in the ascendancy now! Norwich winning doesn’t help the toon equation either.
    However we won, out of bottom 3, and mackems got beat so this weekend gets a big tick.

  • 74 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    What log do I look at the one in the garden or the one in the fire???

  • 75 Uncertain Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    And they were outplayed according to you Jibsworth!
    Think I’ll go to pub now coz you’ve bored the shat out of me already.

  • 76 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Good Panorama Programme on tomorrow night:-

    How Hackers Steal Your ID
    Hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of customers from companies like Talk Talk. So how do cybercriminals get hold of our data? Reporter Daniel Foggo meets the hackers who can break into any website and finds out how criminals profit from our information.

    Ian Toon – you’re into this type of thing – different identities etc. You might find it interesting. No need to thank me for my help.

  • 77 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Captains log, stardate 2748? 😉

  • 78 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    We got 3 great points yesterday and played poorly but 3 games before today we have been great and played some great football, it’s good to play poorly and win now we just need to finish our chances when we play well and the points will come, we played a very good footballing side yesterday and I don’t think we expected them to play as well as they did.

  • 79 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Cheers Bobby I will keep an eye on that

  • 80 SUTTY1978 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Mag52 – and what was you’re nugget of Toon related posting about then?
    As for me berating Elliot, don’t think. I really did, said that he had only really made one save in two games and that Woodman couldn’t be much worse.

  • 81 TroubledToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:40 PM


    Yup.. Kane was at Arsenal as 8 year old b4 they let him go. It was apparently brought to Monsieur Wenger’s notice a few days back which in his words “made me very angry because we sold him”
    Happened to read an article on it on Friday…

    And as far as the us vs Pardew battle goes, its an argument thats pointless and beyond its sell by date… its best that v save our energy n support/moan about our lads…

  • 82 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:43 PM


    it’s not me who’s the baby, catchy will be the baby, he’s probably crying his eye out now because palace have won a game

  • 83 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:46 PM


    Cheers I thought he was a goner first.

    I’m not bothered how other managers are doing or teams I’m just focused on us getting out of the mess an old manager and owner got us in.

  • 84 TroubledToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Cheers East… Amen to that!! Nice to meet a like minded poster 🙂

  • 85 Fostino // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Hats off to pardew

    Imagine we got del Ali before spurs did. What a player. Exactly what we need in the middle.

    On Another Note We Need To Address Some POSITIONS This WINTER. No more french players please

  • 86 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    troubled toon

    this pardew talk is a offical part of the blog, the anti pardew crew are too embarressed to just admit to others pardew is a mid table manager with boring football. They desperate for him to relegate palace whilst we ourselves remain in the premier league.

    I can see the manager LVG and even morineo being considered a league 1 manager on this blog because of all that boring defensive football they do.

  • 87 Munster Mag // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Tuff probably more accurate to say that you should be eating jellied eel pie. Problem with you and rotunda etc is that you cannot accept a balanced argument. You cant accept that we once got 5th and did well in the europa. You just cant accept it and only see the relegation fight. Then you cant accept that he saved palace at a canter despite people saying they were going down. Then you cant accept that he is doing well now. And you cant accept that our players and senior management were seriously at fault too. So you just blame pardew
    Meanwhile reasoned argument from mag52 etc says that pardew is not useless. We say he is average, and better than you say. but you cant accept it. Hilarious stuff.

  • 88 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    We’ve seen enough to realise the football under Macca is much better. Surely nobody would deny that? Yesterday was a poor performance yet we stole three points. Now we need consistency. To play well and take our chances will see the results improve until we can add to the squad in january. Hopefully Macca will have more say in who we buy this time, although i am happy with who we bought in the summer. This is to be a complete rebuild and will take the three windows Macca asked for. There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in years. No overnight miracle, but two more windows isn’t that long to wait imo. That’s when I’ll judge Macca and if it isn’t working he’ll get both barrels, but until then I’ll see how it goes. If he can get consistency, that’ll do for starters.

  • 89 TroubledToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:55 PM


    Fair enuf… But when it gets to a point where v see more of Pardew talk than Newcastle talk, then honestly something’s wrong..
    At times, its like we’ve slipped into The Alan Pardew blog

  • 90 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    as far as age goes
    i’m 2 hours older than i was when you typed that post in

  • 91 toon kk // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Three points was great and much needed yesterday and well done to Elliott.
    But the rest of the team should hang there heads in shame, our play was a disgrace.
    I will say Thauvin at least tried and didn’t give the ball away quite as easily.
    we had NO energy and totally unfit.

  • 92 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM


    in recent week i’ve began calling it the pardew blog myself. The most suprising thing about all this is the guy most desperate to see him out is most keen to still create pardew talks. mid week this block was in a abusive style which appeared to kick off from catchy himself.

  • 93 TroubledToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Precisely why I say save your energy mate. Some may idolize Pardew, others despise.. Fact is he’s gone… And its a new era under Macca. I’d like to focus more on that and the nerve wracking experience it is being a Toon.

    And with that, let’s put an end to the P****w topic, before we get accused of furthering it!!!

  • 94 BandB // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    This bloody Pardew debate isn’t about proving whether he was a good manager, a bad manager, or a mediocre one.

    I didn’t like him. And I still don’t like him. You could twist my arm til I screamed out that he is the best manager that ever lived. And I still wouldn’t like him.

    I don’t like him because he regarded us as a little club in the sticks who would do until he rebuild his reputation as a reliable pair of hands at cheap and cheerful clubs. He regarded beating Stoke as punching above our weight.

    He had no respect for this club. He was an apologist for systemic mediocrity.

    And I don’t care if he becomes Pope and wins the Grand National in his underpants. I don’t care if he’s any good.

    I don’t like him. Get it?

  • 95 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Moanster – alot of things there which you attribute to me in respect of not accepting certain aspects of King Percy’s tenure at SJP and at his current job.
    Indeed a mega list of things which I supposedly cannot accept – also a list of things which you have just bloody invented on the hoof.
    I don’t mind fellow posters having a challenge on what I’ve said but to make up a list, to invent a list is not good form at all.
    Please supply evidence of your allegations as soon as possible.

  • 96 Mag52 // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:08 PM


    What did I post yesterday ? Words to the effect ‘ Lucky, gritty, ugly three points. Well done the lads. Brilliant effort from “fatty” Elliot’.
    Your comments Sutty ?

  • 97 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Toon talk………………………………………………………………..IN
    Eel pie platoon………………………………………………………OOT
    Chas n’ Dave fans…………………………………………………OOT
    King Percys’ fawning dogs…………………………………..OOT
    Ian Toon (master multiple)……………………………………OOT
    Jib Jibberish blog pest and general knacker………….OOT

  • 98 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:13 PM


    I agree with you mate we are seeing us play a much better way and we will have a complete new look team when next season kicks off, with macca on the board he will have much more say on transfers, like I said earlier we will have more games like yesterday along the way of this rebuild, I’m behind macca 100% he is a good coach and we are looking a better team with him here along with his staff.

  • 99 eaststandgeordie1982 // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:15 PM


    Exactly past mangers are past managers let’s focus on the future and this rollercoaster ride that we have been on our whole lives.

  • 100 toonking // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:15 PM


    it’s not really the likes of yourself who all this decent or crap manager generally realates to it’s the extremists like catchy who rabbit’s on and on each and every week, we’ll finish above palace, palace will lose and sound like a fan of there opposition when palace win.

    Why can’t they just forget about pardew and palace, just focus on mac and newcastle, he’s gone that’s it

  • 101 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    I was one who didn’t want Pardew to leave, purely because I was worried who’d take his place. Overall i think he did a decent job under extremely difficult circumstances, but it no longer matters, surely? Those who wanted him out got their wishes, so why the obsession in how he does now? Not many wanted Hughton to go and he’s unbeaten this season, yet not a peep about him. I don’t see any point in even arguing about him – we’ve had two managers/head coaches since he left. It’s canny boring because it’s none of our business any more. Frankly I’m enjoying seeing Palace, Leicester and West Ham giving the big boys long needed competition and hope we can join then next season. The hatred of Pardew mixed with the love in of traitor Cabaye – both at Palace – is, to be honest, one of the most bizarre things I can remember. He didn’t suit us, whereas currently he is suiting Palace. It certainly doesn’t keep me awake at night, why can’t we just let it go?

  • 102 TroubledToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:19 PM


    Get a dart board with his face on it. Pretty sure ull love it 😀

  • 103 TroubledToon // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Does anyone know what happened to Esteban Cambiasso after last season at Leics? Is he still available?

  • 104 Munster Mag // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Tuff do u really think i can be arsed giving evidence to someone trotting out a silly cockney stereotype all day? Do you really?

  • 105 BandB // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:26 PM


    He’s been at Crystal Palace for a year and you’d think he was the hottest topic in town.

    A lot of people on here say they are now looking forward to match day for the first time in years. That’s not because they are all convinced that things will be different or even better under McClaren.
    It’s just the hope it won’t be the same old story, which many were sick of seeing and hearing.

    I’m not anti-Pardew. I’m just sick of the sight and sound of him.

  • 106 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Moanster – I’ll take that as you have no evidence and that you admit you made it all up.

    I expect that with a Palace victory – you’ll already have the eel pie in the oven and will be doing a few Irish Jigs around the house to the music of Chas n’ Dave (Cockney/rockney).

  • 107 Ian Toon // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Bobbybee- You can get it on i player under the programme title mentioned. I appreciate your response. It wasn’t my intention to pry into your condition. An MRI scan will provide an understanding of your condition. Anything that provides clarity whilst removing any uncertainty, I am sure you will welcome; after what you’ve been through. I wish you well.

  • 108 Munster Mag // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    B and b fair play to you. There in no issue with you hating pardew with a vengeance. No issue at all. Bobby ur point is balanced. Some of us didnt like being shouted down for calling P average and for trying to make a fair discussion of the matter.

  • 109 BandB // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:39 PM


    I don’t hate him. I am indifferent to him to the point I would be happy never to hear his name again.
    No dart boards for me.
    I wish his supporters and his detractors would just take it outside.
    “Pardew won this week….ha ha, you’re crap.”
    “Pardew lost this week…ha ha, you’re crap you mean!”
    Honestly. Grown men!

  • 110 Munster Mag // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Tuff you have been happily bashing the eel eaters ( or whatever u say) for ages. The fact that you display the maturity of a 15 year old diminishes you point of view. I have only said that P isnt rubbish thats all. lets hope that smc can get us up to 8th sometime.

  • 111 Laurent Robert 32 // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Funny on here today 😀

  • 112 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    I look forward to the games now more than in the recent past because we actually play football – yesterday being the exception that proves the rule, obviously. There are brief occasions when the one touch football comes off that the whole stadium is lifted. The fans who go to games are back on board and that makes it enjoyable all the more, despite being bottom, as we were. 47k might be poor for us, but show me another team who’-d get that many if they were bottom end for three seasons running? The only time we should be even thinking about other teams, players or managers is when we play them. Leicester next is a big enough worry, but i think Mbemba can match Vardy for pace. Either way, another good game in the pipeline. Bring it on!

  • 113 Bobbybee // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Ian, i appreciate your – and everyone elses. – concern, i honestly do. It shows humanity is alive and well out there. 😉 I am concerned that we haven’t heard from our Leeds friend for a while and truly hope he’s well. I am how i am and it’s not prying to ask or I wouldn’t respond. 😉 Hopefully this scan will result in me getting treatment I need, because until they know what the cause is, they can’t start to treat me properly. I’ll let you know the results as soon as I know, because your concern is genuine. Until then, it’s matches in the wheelchair for me! 😉

  • 114 Ravostag // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Whose Pardew? Cambiasso at Olympiakos or a similar backwatet

  • 115 Sliema // Nov 8, 2015 at 10:49 PM


    Good luck with your upcoming scan results mate. I really wish you well.

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