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Newcastle Will Go From Strength To Strength This Season

10:13 am, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Usually we can rely on some of our former players to be positive and supportive when Newcastle are in dire danger of being relegated – which is the position we find ourselves in at the moment.

How and why that’s the case is another matter, but let’s just say it’s another huge shock and nightmare for Newcastle fans – after what happened last season with John Carver when we lost nine of our last 11 games in the league.



Stuart Pearce when manager at Nottingham Forest

Former Newcastle left-back Stuart Pearce has said we will go from strength to strength this season and he had this little bit of positivity to say on the Sky Sports Now show yesterday morning:

“I think Newcastle will go from strength to strength between now and the end of the season and pull clear of the relegation zone.” 

“I think Steven Taylor coming back as well, his first game since August I think at the weekend, the captain of the club and a big influence around the club.”

Well Steven isn’t of course the captain of the club although he is the longest-serving player at the club and a local lad – although his contract runs out in late June.

Stuart Pearce of Newcstle

Stuart Pearce while at Newcastle in 1998

Stuart Pearce was a huge admirer of Taylor when Pearce was the U21 manager and in fact he made Steven captain of the side and the Greenwich-born player of Geordie parents played 29 times with four goals for the England U21 side.

Taylor also made one appearance for the England B side in 2007 when Steve McClaren was the England manager.

Stuart joined Newcastle in the summer of 1997 when Kenny Dalglish was the manager – and he stayed for a couple of years and the former England and Nottingham Forest left-back played 41 times for us with one goal.

We hope Stuart’s right about Newcastle – and it would be really good if we can be safe before the final game of the season – if only to help the nerves just a little bit.


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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    It’s just a pity that Pearce wasn’t playing for us now!

  • 2 Wayayman // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Just thinking the same thing Lesh. How much would he be worth if he was in his prime today?

  • 3 magscar // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM


    magscar // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Reilly@ last thread

    Fairly new to this and I would have expected that within the build there was a facility for it to do so automatically.

    Was speculating that as mine wasn’t working properly yesterday but others didn’t seem to have problems then must be an update issue with mine (?). Obviously need more research.

    Pi2 is cheap but quite a powerful bit of kit – 900Mhz Quad core CPU with 1Gb of ram but you do need to get your hands dirty so to speak getting it all set up. Enjoyable as a project but can get frustrating.

    Have thought about using Kodi on a small Revo computer I recently got ( easily portable for different rooms) to see if Windows 10 could manage it better but haven’t got round to it. Some seem to think Android/ Linux systems are better suited to Kodi which I believe grew out of XBMC which was Linux based?

    Anyway my thanks to you as well ( Tsunki credited you earlier for the info I was thanking him for).

    I had already set up with SALTs and Husham Repo and few others but hadn’t hit on where the best football threads were. During Everton match Tsunki had posted about Valhalla which I knew i had already installed – switched Pi on few clicks and great feed – pity about the match.

    If I can get Ace stream feed on my media centre it is usually a great picture ( can buffer sometimes) but other are hit and miss. As Tsunki said other day the Valhalla links were all great. Chelsae is on Sky and have temporary access so not desperate this Saturday but do need to resolve my Kodi set up issu

  • 4 lesh // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM


    Oh yes, Pearce took no prisoners and always played his heart out for us. It’s just a pity we didn’t have defenders with his attitude now.

  • 5 magscar // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Pearce has had mixed results as a manager. Was another player who I thought would make it but ultimately didn’t.

    It seems to be a given that the better player you are the poorer manager you are likely to be – true from Bobby Charlton through Maradona to Shearer and so on

  • 6 magscar // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:36 AM


    he was by far the best of the ” Dad’s army” bunch we had around that time – Rush Barnes anyone – thanks Dagleish

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    that’s tempting fate a bit, surely a long way from safety yet.

  • 8 croftus5678 // Feb 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    @ac from last post.

    i understand and its the way i felt at first doing everything 1 step at a time then i found wizards with is very simple.

    add source/install from zip/open folder / choose build.

    and thats it ! once done twice you’ll wonder why everyone does not do it as i was the same as you and bought 2 fully loaded boxes until i got few up of channels going down and learnt how to do it myself.


    ares down ! any idea on any other decent wizards/builds ?

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