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Newcastle Take Serbian On Trial

3:31 pm, Sunday, April 24th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 116 Comments

Newcastle have taken young Serbian U20 goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic on trial with a permanent deal possible if he does well in his trial.

He currently plays at Austrian club SK Austria Klagenfurt where he has a contract until 2019, so Newcastle would need to pay a transfer fee if they decide to sign the 20 year-old.

Filip Dmitrovic

20 year-old Serbian goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic

The 6ft 3ins tall goalkeeper has already played 70 times for Austria Klagenfurt.

Filip was on trial recently at PSV but the Dutch club decided not to sign the 20 year-old who has played 3 times for the Serbian U20 side.

The news that Filip is at Newcastle is in the Dutch press, although we seem to be well equipped at the moment for goalkeepers.

We have Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow at the senior level and impressive young England U20 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who has been on the bench since Elliot injured his knee playing for Ireland.

The rumors are that some big clubs may be after Freddie in the summer when his contract at Newcastle runs out – and he could even make a move to join his father Andy – who is now the goalkeeper coach at Crystal Palace, where Alan Pardew is the manager.

Newcastle may even want to sell one of their senior goalkeepers in the summer, but that will depend first of all on what league we  are in next season and whether Rafa Benitez will still be with us.

It’s all very uncertain at the moment at Newcastle with three games to play.

There were reports a couple of weeks ago that Rafa Benitez had brought in young 16 year-old Spanish playmaker Luis Vacas for a trial but we haven’t heard anything more about the teenager.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Development squad · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Trial

116 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Serbian on trial

  • 2 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    If Sunderland draw this it will make our result at Liverpool pointless. Haiz.

  • 3 shaun83 // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Arsenal don’t look like they fancy it at all.

  • 4 Ron Knee // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    This is worse than watching our first half yesterday.

  • 5 davetoon // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    The only good thing is if they lose right at the end they will be heartbroken 🙂

  • 6 jordijohnty // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Arsenal, piss poor. Back out of every 50/50 challenges. No wonder they wont ever win the league

  • 7 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Nee bottle Arsenal, typified by whoever pulled out that 50-50 with Kaboul just then. Win that and there was an open goal, shirked it.

  • 8 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Even if the mackems lose today we are still up against it as the last two games the Mackems have are against Everton who lost yesterday and won’t be bothered as Martinez will be gone
    and looks like the same at Watford get to the cup final or not their manager looks like he is on his way.
    and Stoke on their holidays – lost the last 3, 4-0

  • 9 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Sanchez worst on the pitch, takes forever to do anything them when he does it’s invariably shite execution.

  • 10 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM


    Sure looks grim. We flunked it against the Mackems and Norwich.

  • 11 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Mike Dean is having a stinker.
    Even Niall Quinn thinks Kaboul should have been red-carded !

  • 12 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    We have picked up points. Unfortunately for us… So has the scums. We left title too late.

  • 13 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    *picked up form

    Suddenly are hitting form at the right time.

  • 14 Ron Knee // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    If Arsenal had 45 mins stoppage time, I couldn’t see them scoring.

  • 15 lukes26 // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    if this ends in a tie..i think we need 7 pts to save ourselves

  • 16 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    How come Arsenal are not in the bottom three?

  • 17 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Need 9pts now, no less. Banking on a Sunderland loss I said 7, now 9 will be absolutely necessary.

  • 18 davetoon // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    No one ever thought draws would lift us out of trouble. It was more about building confidence and self belief. The next games now are and have always been must-wins

  • 19 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Sunderland have got 2 wins in their final 4 in them, at least.

  • 20 jordijohnty // Apr 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    I just dont get these teams that switch off at the end of the season

  • 21 shaun83 // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Absolute disgrace from arsenal that. Just made an unlikely escape even harder. In the end only ourselves to blame

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    well thanks for nothing arsenal

    It’s funny people said arsenal struggled coz they previously had ozil, sanchez, coquellin, wilshire etc injured for long periods, but I think the most under rated guy they have is CAZORLA. With him out they just don’t tick at all.

  • 23 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    This result changes absolutely nothing. Zilch. It’s another game gone for them and the target is still one win to overtake. Too many people on here appearing anxious to see us go down. We’re exactly where we were before ko – one point behind safety. The only change is two teams are on 31 points and not just one.

  • 24 benjohnsen // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    I still think this is very easy. We need to won 3 games and Norwich and Sunderland need to lose and draw one game each. That is our only hope.

  • 25 JamesToon // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Hopefully Hughes will have given Stoke a kick up the arse as you said they lost their last 3 games 4-0 so I think the players know they need to turn up against Sunderland.

  • 26 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    I’d happily see the mackems draw all their games. This is a chance wasted for them with nothing gained. No further forward and a game in hand gone. Big positives if you bother to look. We are even statistically better off than before the game started. It’s simply not a negative ffs.

  • 27 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Next two games Sunderland have Stoke and Chelsea. Norwich have Arsenal and Man Utd. We have Palace and Villa. Nothing but 6 points will do and no better opponents to get them from. Over to you Rafa.

  • 28 DanToon // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Spot on bobbybee, spot on! We are better off now than we were before the weekend kicked off!!!!! Gonna be tough but we’re gaining ground every game!

  • 29 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Bobby Bee is right.
    The Mackems and Norwich are just competing between themselves for 18th and 19th places !

  • 30 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    We just need to win the next game. We have a chance of winning all three. We can beat Spurs at home.

  • 31 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    I’m surprised you couldn’t see very early on how insipid Arsenal were. You say the Mackems are no further forward. They’ve got a point more than they had this morning and maintained their superior goal difference. As I say, we need to get 6 points in next two games and then see where we’re at.

  • 32 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    B&B. Thank you for adding some perspective to my points. That’s two points dropped for them. They’re no better off and lost a game in hand. After the next two games we could conceivably be five points ahead of them. I don’t get this rush to see us down, it’s shameful.

  • 33 chicousa // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    So glad I am not an Arsenal fan…..that was poor! The thing I fear is that of the scum’s last 4 matches, all are against teams who have already started their summer break: nothing to motivate them whatsoever. 🙁

  • 34 Novocastrian66 // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    We need two wins and a draw, minimum. I think we have ran out of games. The Bournemouth game is the one that killed us. Losing that left us with too much to do.

  • 35 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:20 PM


    Head in the sand isn’t anything to be proud about. Nothing gained? They just gained a pt in a match everybody had them down for a loss in when projecting the run-in yesterday.

    Suderland win 2 of their 4 they’re on 37 and we have to win all 3 given GD is very unlikely to swing so dramatically. They’ve got Everton, Stoke and Watford in those 4 who are among the worst performing teams in the league presently and have all but gone on their holidays.

    No doubt things just got more difficult. Said we didn’t take enough risks late on yesterday immediately after the match. We even played for the corner flag. Walking a very fine line with no room for error now.

    Probably going to need a win final day and Sunderland to draw or lose. Norwich I can’t see picking up enough.

    One less game and it’s still out of our hands.

  • 36 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Sunderland are on form now as usual. They will win 2 and draw one from their last 4. We need 9 points now or we are doomed.

  • 37 Ketsbaia9 // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    If we win the next two games, then anything can happen.

  • 38 Thump // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    @Novocastrian: Bournemouth? Oh no, we were relegated at Stoke.

    Still, it’s possible if we can pick up 7 points from our last 3. I can’t see it happening, but the chances are a lot higher now there’s no Smiler.

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Was that hand ball by mahrez?

  • 40 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    This is all about 17th place, which is NO FURTHER AWAY than before ko. We’re better off because they’ve played a game in hand for no gain. Let them draw ALL their games for me. This is about winning now and after the next two we’re more likely to be ahead, given to fixtures. Positive thought, not doom n gloom. It can be done and until it’s proven it can’t be done i’ll believe and enjoy the buzz. Who knows when another might come along. Get in Leicester. Didn’t want them to win with their plastic fans and plastic atmosphere – BUT – a deflated spurs looks better than a rampant one 🙂

  • 41 Ron Knee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Meanwhile, our former Supremo is leading 1-0.

  • 42 Munster Mag // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Bobby, incorrect mate. Arsenal are one of the top sides in the league and we needed them to hurt sunderland. I knew they wouldnt and expected them to beat the gooners. Not sure where you got your logic on this one. We can write norwich off but nine points for us may not suffice. Today was a big point for horrible sam. Sickening but i expected sundeland to win 🙁

  • 43 Novocastrian66 // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Thump; Rafa has given us hope where there was none but unfortunately we’re done for.

  • 44 reilly // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    leicester marching on.
    we need 3 wins to stay up.lets hope leicester wrap title up before last game.

  • 45 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Steady on. No one’s in a rush to see us go down. We’re just not kidding ourselves. Some people would tell you there’s a god because they want there to be, regardless of the absence of evidence.

  • 46 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Neither is being a dick jail, but you excell at it. It was out of our hands before kick off. No change then.
    Safety was 32 points. It still is. No change there.
    Sunderland had two games in hand, but now only have one. Better for us.
    This is about one thing only – 17th place. With their gd they were already ahead at 30 so that hasn’t changed either. Statistically, we are better off than we were, whether you agree or not. Facts are facts. If we lose against palace and villa it’s different, but after two games we could – COULD – be five points clear. Far from over. Your petty need to be able to say ‘look at me, I was right. Aren’t i wonderful’ clearly means more to you than staying up. I actually pity you.

  • 47 STB // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    It is one of those seasons.
    Offside goals, deflections, shocking gutless performances, injuries to all our left backs and most of our keepers…and we expect to have to win a match against Pardew to keep our hopes alive and we’re counting on that awful footballing philistine allardyce to get relegated which he has always avoids. Oh and Villa park…where did we go down last time?
    We have been doomed for a while.

  • 48 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Behave B&B, some of the pessism borders on gloating. Never say never until it’s done.

  • 49 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:48 PM


    Calm down, dipshit. Somebody doesn’t agree and you get hostile.

    I think you’re projecting with this “look at me, I was right, aren’t I wonderful” blabber, particularly when you attempt to assert something as fact which simply isn’t. Are you one of those that makes a habit of ending a sentence with FACT, thinking it makes it so?

    Now f off with your passive-aggressive sunny disposition.

  • 50 posada // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    No change today. We had to win all our games this morning and that still applies.
    Just pleased Arsenal held out for the draw. They were poor and could easily have lost.
    The Mackems now face teams with nothing to play for.
    So do we. Spurs won’t have a chance of the title on the last day.
    Stoke are at home to them. Surely in front of their own fans they will want to give them something after their awful run recently.

  • 51 Munster Mag // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Not a good day for catchy if pardew wins. Those white teeth smiling all over wembley will irritate all of us but cud hospitalise catchy and rotunda

  • 52 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    I’ll be devastated if the worse comes to the worse, but we’re not quite there yet. But you know i will love – LOVE IT – if we stay up.
    Another nail in the coffin for spurs. They’re likely to come here deflated rather than chasing the title. Now, which spurs would you rather see? Things are actually going our way for the first time in years and although it is out of our hands technically, i believe 9 points will see us safe. Viewed from my angle, it’s still in our hands. Win all three and that should be enough. Down to a team that Rafa is finally getting through to and starting to believe in their own ability. There’ll be 50k there on Saturday baying the toon on. None of them believe it’s over. I’m proud to be one of them. We’ll handle doom n gloom if or when it comes, not whilst there’s still hope.

  • 53 WWSBRD // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Regardless of what Norwich and Sunderland do we need to beat Palace and Villa, seems am one of the few on here who doesnt think our current rivals have turned into twin footballing superpowers though…not sure why everyone thinks we are so far behind them?

  • 54 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Ha ha, fail strikes again. Get confused when you’re called to do anything other than slag jib off, or anybody else who doesn’t agree with you. Why would ever take you seriously? Fail by name… etc. I’m sure you’ll wallow in your glory if we go down but really, nobody will be listening, just wondering if you can sink any lower.

  • 55 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Pardew is one jammy bugger.
    He has a semi at Wembley and his opposite number at Watford looks like he may get sacked !

  • 56 Munster Mag // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Wwsbrd, we are behind them because we had a great chance to beat tbem and blew it. Same with norwich. Lets not get sunny about this, its looking bad for us. As i said when it happened, the day they got Sam was an extremely bad one for us.

  • 57 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Well said WWSBRD. Join my “positive mags don’t give a toss” club. We’ve got so much still to fight for, whilst some can’t wait to see us dead and buried. I see loads of positives, but I’m accused of having my head in the sand. Only by fail though, so it doesn’t really count. 🙂 There’ll be plenty time for doom n gloom if it happens, without it whilst we’re still well in with a shout.

  • 58 Munster Mag // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Ww, we are also worse off than them cos rafa came late and sam invested in the spine of the team, well. Sickening but true. We have less games than sunderland and another chance has gone to overtake them.

  • 59 WWSBRD // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    U do realise they are 1 point above us right not 10? We win our next game and they lose theirs and we are 2 points ahead of them. They haven’t suddenly become CL aspiring teams, they are still crap

    Also if ur upset they have BFS I do worry for u

  • 60 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM


    So it seems your vision is clouded not only by your delusion that “it’s still in our hands”, it mathematically isn’t, your hatred for JfA is making you not realise you’re not even speaking to him, in your haste to get one over.

    Again, because you assert something doesn’t make it true. I’m very clear-headed, you seem to be the confused one.

    Go have a lie down in a dark room.

  • 61 WWSBRD // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    They have a game more to play than us but they have to win it. As for the players BFS brought in, good for him but what can he do with them? Rafa can do more with our outcasts than BFS can do with his hand picked players so I dont fear them

  • 62 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    I’m not sure whether you’ve had too many codeines or need to take another one, fella.

  • 63 WWSBRD // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Think its more a lot of people have given up rather than want to see us go down. Personally Id rather enjoy the ride and see where we end up come the end of the season

  • 64 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Pardew must be laughing his head off. Beats us 5-1 looks to be taking palace to wembley final!

    What next he gets us relegated ?

  • 65 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Don’t know exactly how the game is i’m watching leicester city swansea.

  • 66 bettyswallocks // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Jib…….. Pardew will be sponsored by viagra next season in the hope he can do better than a semi.

  • 67 toon kk // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Anyone building there hopes up and expecting us to stay up is going to be Very disappointed. Just enjoy our last few remaining games as a premier league club and hopefully we’ll have a good season in the championship next season.
    It’s to late now, There’s not enough games left and We’ll end up going down with Norwich.

  • 68 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Good goal by Deeney followed by a better one by Whickham
    I can understand calling a male child “Connor” but “Troy” – what sort of idiots call their child “Troy” !

  • 69 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    You know something? Yes, we are behind the cueball and the reasons have been blindingly obvious from early in the season. Nobody is wise because he knows why we’re in this crap, the whole world knows. All that really matters is the here and now. The past is littered with bizarre decisions and gross incompetence – it’s all in the public domain. The thing is, if we manage to stay up, Rafa has signed a three year deal and the future could be really interesting. Forget your previous predictions and hatred for those in charge, every Newcastle fan needs to be 100% behind Rafa and the team because without him, who knows which direction we might take. This is not about ‘i told you so’ or, ‘see, i was right.’ This is about the forseeable future of OUR club and what survival might bring. It’s time to be ‘United’ and not scoring points off each other. Forget your differences and think of what it means to stay up. Every one of us in the crowd on saturday will be there because there is hope and we can do it. We know how bad the past has been, let’s try and improve the future. Three wins, even if you think it’s unlikely, is still a possible outcome. And until we lose, it still will be.

  • 70 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM


    Don’t speak for others. Given up? No. This isn’t a binary choice no matter how Bobby tries to characterise others.

    Thinking we’ll go down doesn’t equate to giving up, certainly not hoping we go down like that moron tried to tag us with. Conversely, thinking we’ll stay up doesn’t make you a better fan, whatever one of those is.

    Think it’s still more likely we’ll go down than not, doesn’t mean I’ve given up and won’t be willing the team on until it’s impossible. In fact, accepting the gravity of the situation is the reason why St James’ has been rocking recently, realising this is crisis time and are giving it their best, but tempering that with a dose of realism between games helps keeps focus and is just mentally bracing for the worst.

  • 71 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    They don’t have vardy but are now 3-0 ahead, leicester city are title holders for sure. I don’t expect spur to get victory against chelsea meanig liecester will only need another 2points and that should easy enough in the next home fixture against everton.

  • 72 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Are you saying that fans who predict the worst and complain on this blog about Charnley for putting us in this situation cannot at the same time hope that we avoid the drop and support the team 100%? That the two positions are incompatible? Not likely fella. Don’t know where you get that from. In fact, you were quite relaxed about Arsenal’s poor showing whereas I, as I told you, was full of angst.

  • 73 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Hail @70
    Spot on. I agree 100%.

  • 74 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Please forgive my ineptitude, i should specify which fail i mean. Bad as each other really. The cap fits you in this case. He’ll always be one regardless. If you read pwoperly, you’ll see i said although it is technically out of our hands, nine points will, imo, see us safe. I doubt too many would disagree. Obviously not including those who seem to delight in us going down. No confusion there, unless it’s in your head. Maybe i get pissed because it means more to those who go to games – and i don’t give a toss how un pc that is either – because we give up our time, money and effort to follow the team, whereas most of those happy to see us fail are long distant viewers. It’s a fact that it takes a different breed to physically follow your team, than to sit back continually whining. 50k staunch Newcastle fans will be there on Saturday, screaming the team on with hope and belief. It’s what we do. The least we can expect is those at home back us, not denigrate us.

  • 75 rush_nufc // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Good result for us.I was expecting a sunderland win.Just imagine if they had won this game.Still in their hands.Still small hope.

  • 76 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:43 PM


    thinking your team is going down doesn’t make you any less supportive than those saying we’ll stay up.

    Now that sunderland have got a draw I myself think we’re going down but only because I’m being realistic in thinking sunderland will manage to get 6 points i the final 4 games todays game was one of those I was expecting them to lose but they didn’t.

    If you were to do a survey pre season 99% of fans would say we won’t win the league whilst 60-80% would say we won’t finish top because they realistic.

  • 77 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    I’ll be there as I have been all season. I’ve already paid £600 plus for next season. I’m however fully aware I might well be watching championship football thanks to Charnley.

    You also said,”Viewed from my angle, it’s still in our hands.”. Ask a Mackem the same question and he’d say the same thing. But who would be right at this moment?

  • 78 rush_nufc // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Villa would want sunderland and Norwich to relegate which will give them chance to be back up.With newcastle and rafa they will have no chance.

  • 79 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    top 4*

  • 80 bettyswallocks // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Hail……….. Would you like some cheese and biscuits with your whine?

  • 81 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    B&B, no i’m not. Nnor am i trying to. Charnley again. WE KNOW WHO’S FAULT IT IS. Does repeating it every other post make it so, or is it just their gross incompetence? This is now, and if you can’t rise to the challenge in full voice, why bother? The future could be really bright if we survive – and nine points will do it. Can’t people so ingrained in their misery, just for three games get 100% behind Rafa – who is blameless in this – and the team – who ain’t. The time for inquest is the end of the season, not whilst hope still burns.

  • 82 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:49 PM


    Again, your juvenile reasoning skills and need to be seen as superior is there for all to see.

    I’m not going to begin setting you straight on your point about attending games, because it’s so full of misrepresentation and assumptions once again, that I’m growing quite tired of you.

    As for 9pts, I’m fairly sure that’s what I said at the very beginning, whereas yesterday projecting a Sunderland loss today I thought 7 would be enough.

    Now, go see that psychiatrist about your shizophrenia before you post another lovey-dovey let’s all be united post.

    You’re a joke.

  • 83 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    I think you must be high on codeine because you’d rather go around insulting NUFC fans on this blog whilst calling for unity. You think it’s in our hands when it’s not. You think berating Charnley on the blog means you’re not behind the team 100%. You’re off beam. Not rational. Not logical.

  • 84 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    they might have won lots of recent games 1-0 but that’s not the story today 4-0 and has been leicester city troughout.

  • 85 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    B&B, that will be because he’s a football fanand refuses to give up hope. I too have renewed and will continue to do so because i support NUFC regardless of our position or league. I don’t think you get that I despise those who’ve caused this and fully expect them to go in the summer. This isn’t about blame – we know who’s to blame without repeating it every day forever more. We know. They will pay, hopefully. This is about now and staying up. Until it can’t be done we’ve got to get behind the team. That’s a fan. It’s what we do. Customers are a different kettle of fish. Happy to see us go down because it’ll serve Ashley right! What about us? Does it serve us right to watch Championship football? No. What would you rather watch next season? Anyone who says it does because we keep turning up hasn’t the first idea about being a fan, so don’t bother.

  • 86 martoon // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Well all you Pardew haters Palace are in the FA Cup final!

  • 87 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    It’s as a result of Charnley’s ineptitude that we’re in this position. Ashley put him there so it’s at his door. So if we’re suffering, as we have been all season, who are you to tell me who I should or should not blame and when I can or cannot? Don’t tell me I’m not going to SJP and I’m not supporting the team. You might enjoy relaxing while the Mackems outplay Arsenal, who beat us twice. But not me. It pisses me off.

  • 88 bettyswallocks // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Pardew’s done it. Couldn’t have happened to a more unpleasant individual. They’re a different team with Bolasie. Really hope he gets injured before next week.

  • 89 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    I’m a proper fan fail2, you would never get it. Those i refer to on here ain’t fans and never have been because they just don’t get it. Anybody happy to see us go down is a full blown . w@nker

  • 90 Bambams // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    The Sunderland game changes very little. I watched it and you could see big sam becoming more agitated on the sidelines as the game wore on.

    They got a point…We got a point.

    Yes I would have preferred them to lose but they didn’t win.

    If a couple of weeks ago we were offered a point against City and Fool and Mackems got a point at home to the gunners ‘we all would of taken it’

    I am not saying we will definitely stay up or drop.

    I will say we must get at least 7 points to stay up.

  • 91 Bambams // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Pleased Leicester won. ….

    The chance is still there.

  • 92 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    leicester city 4-0 swansea

    leicester city 8 points ahead of spurs and surely with a title in there bag.

  • 93 Bambams // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Palace are safe but players won’t want to risk injury now…..

  • 94 Mister Tuff // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Plenty of Toon fans think we’ll just survive – plenty of Toon fans think we will not.
    There are plenty of doubters who go to the games – they’ll cheer if something good happens and moan if something bad happens – that is the nature of being a fan.
    However it now appears that they all think the same – do not think so some how.

  • 95 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    The difference is, i’m calling for fans – real fans – to get behind the team, not calling for fans to be united in doom n gloom. There’s a huge difference. Carr out. Charnley out. Someone with money to buy the club IN. plastic fans gloating over our predicament OUT. Everyone there on saturday will be 100% behind the lads because we’re the real fans. Join us or be against us, who gives a toss?

  • 96 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:12 PM


    Find me one NUFC fan that would be happy if we went down. There isn’t one, numbskull.

    You’re a buffoon of the highest order with less reasoning abilities than my 10 year-old nephew. You specialise in straw-men, there’s no more to be said.

    You’re the proverbial pigeon shitting over the chess board. A mental midget.

  • 97 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    We all moan when it goes wrong. We’ve paid our money, it’s our right. Moaning when we make a mistake is normal. Right now, we need to get behind the team and despite your assumptions tuff (will you be there?) everyone on saturday will be 100% behind the team whilst there is still hope. The hardcore will be back next season regardless of what league we’re in. The rest don’t really matter.

  • 98 Munster Mag // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Bobby i think your branding of some fans sbows you up in very poor light. I have suported nufc for 40 years from ireland and travelled all over england watching them when i lived there. I wasvtbe toon to stay up with every muscle in my body. The fact that i reckon we wont, doesnt make me a lesser fan than you, just a more pessimistic one in this instance.

  • 99 Toon Tang // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Watching Arsenal is like watching an under 8’s girl team. Every 50/50 pulled out of, every one on one battle lost, every clear cut shooting opportunity squandered. Just when you need them to pull a nice win out the bag they fanny out like a red light hooker.

    Watch Norwich beat them the mugs.

  • 100 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:17 PM


    No need to justify your support and put your credentials out there, just for an idiot like him to give his approval of whether you’re worthy.

  • 101 Blackley and Brownlie // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    You’re saying “The difference is …”

    The difference is, unlike you, some fans are not happy or relaxed about sitting watching the Mackems outplay Arsenal. Unlike you, they get pissed off about it.

  • 102 toonking // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:19 PM


    We as fans already do get behind the team and will remain like that throughout the season but it’sat that stage in time when those at the higher end will decide the outcome.

    Spurs fans are fully in support of getting victories but that won’t guarenee them the title because manure,everton and chelsea need to take points away from leicester first.

    We are hoping and preying that newcastle will get victories but it’s in sunderlands hands so we’ll have to get behind stoke, chelsea, everton and watford because atleast 2 of those teams need to get a win if we are to survive.

  • 103 Bambams // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Us fans will always voice our displeasure at things that annoy us…

    But a huge 99.99999% will always support our club. We will back them until the end.

    I have to be totally honest, the last time we went down – my god it took me ages to get over it. But I am a few years older now and to put things in perspective I lost my best mate last year. It’s a game of football.

    I hope we survive, we ‘NOW’ have a proper manager since SBR.

    It would be typical of the Toon to eventually get a great manager and get relegated. But I have a sneaking feeling if the worst happens Rafa will stay (with assurances he can have control of the restructuring of our club)

    We are not down until we ‘are down’

  • 104 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Oh no, fail 2 is calling me names. What will i do? Muppet. You seem to be mistaking me for someone who gives a toss what you think. Get to more games and your big mouth might mean something. There are dozens on this blog who enjoy us suffering. Mainly because it means zilch to them because they use ‘fan’ as a badge. Walk the walk but don’t begin to understand what it means to committing to a club properly. And if i need to explain it, there’s no point whatsoever. Until you’ve travelled the country watching your team lose, but still turn up next week in hope, you will never understand what being a fan is. Fed up of this political correctness – we’re all equal. No we’re not! Sorry if that hurts your feelings but get over it. Whether you like it or not, people who put so much time and effort and money into following a team – any team in the country – are the real fans. End of. We matter to the team. We can get shirty over things going wrong, because we pay for the right. Keyboard supporters will never know what it feels like. Just as I’ll never know what climbing everest feels like. Not that committed.

  • 105 NoahJ // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Newcastle’s final three fixtures:

    A crystal palace with one eye on the fa cup final
    An aston villa (no further info required)
    A tottenham that (probably) can’t win the league


  • 106 Tsunki // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Blackley @45 of topic I know but –

    “Some people would tell you there’s a god because they want there to be, regardless of the absence of evidence.”

    You’ve been here before haven’t you. Must be at least two strikes for the religious insensitivity. it’s a broad spectrum here mate and just because you hail from a secular land doesn’t mean you hold the views of the world and his jewish/ muslim/ christian/ shintoist /zoroastrian dog 🙂 I wouldn’t delve into trying to “prove” any more points with your opinions framed as facts. Plus it’s against blog rules. Tsk tsk.

  • 107 Mag52 // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    In response to the outburst of support on here for our ex manager (Alan ‘inept’ Pardew) for getting his team, costing next to nothing, to the FA cup final next month, I know there’ll be at least a couple of NUFC supporters wishing you well against manure (maybe more than a couple).

  • 108 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM


  • 109 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Munster, none of what i say is directed at you, and i’m surprised you feel it i. You’ve walked the walk mate, nowt but respect. You know how it feels and undoubtedly if you could you’d still be here. You know yourself it’s a different buzz and have committed to supporting the team. You’re way off mark if you think i mean you, or any fan who makes the effort to go even once in a while. It’s those who diss the club any chance they get. Call real loyal fans names for supporting a failing team. Think they know what it’s like because they say so. If i have offended you, or anyone like you, i apologise unreservedly. No offence was meant marra. Those who sit whining because the effort of travelling and giving up time is too much, yet believe we’re the problem because we support the team – never the regime – just make me sick and always will.

  • 110 Jib // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    As Aleksandar would say –
    “Bog postoji u svima nama u nekom obliku”

  • 111 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    It’s reassuring and refreshing to see that many fans who go to games are with me. Never give up. Whilst there’s life, there’s hope. Throwing the towel in when there’s still hope is for losers. Proper die hard fans never do it. We moan and groan when errors cost us – as is our right – but we don’t give up until hope is extinguished. They know EXACTLY where I’m coming from and they’ll be there on Saturday too. Sunderland getting one point when they should have had three is priceless. Safety still 32 at the mo, where it was before kick off. Der!

  • 112 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:56 PM


    Like the religious, Bobby is lazy in his comprehension, juvenile in his reasoning and jumps all over the place when called out on his nonsense. Secularists are actually interested in finding out the truth, while many of the religious just sit on their arse in their feel-good assumptions, much like Bobby and his “I’m a better fan because I attend games and you don’t.”. Never occurred to him he’s making assumptions, despite many hints.

    See again he’s at it:

    “Those who sit whining because the effort of travelling and giving up time is too much, yet believe we’re the problem because we support the team – never the regime – just make me sick and always will.”.

    What’s his argument?

    Fairly sure there’s only one person on here that’s said anything close to that about fans being at fault, Jimiley I believe and he has his own argument for that, so take it up with him instead of making assumptions about people’s commitment and attendance, how that ranks them as fans and just generally being an incoherent arse.

    All over the place he is. As I said, the pigeon crapping on the board.

  • 113 Bobbybee // Apr 24, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Blackly, REALLY? Where do you get off saying i was wanting arsenal to lose? What Arsenal do is beyond my control and from my pre match comments you’ll see i was desperate for them to win. Get real, sunderland dropped two points in a game they needed to win. Haven’t you worked it out that if they draw all thete games, they probably go down. Why oh why would i be happy that arsenal were below grade? You absolute clown. Jesus, how hard is it to work out that we are slightly better off with todays result than we were before it? If they’d won, they’d have 33 points and we’d be chasing 34 to overtake them. Right now 32 does it. Has that finally sunk in yet ffs.

  • 114 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM


    your point is? martinez won the cup with wigan and look at the abuse he gets on here. AP is very lucky that a 5 game run to wembley has obscured the dramatic form that has seen CP drop so spectacularly to 16th.

  • 115 Jail for Ashley // Apr 24, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    I think you owe me an apology, I have been very cordial in my conversations with you of late even though you are a dick and a raving lunatic. And by the way I will be there on Saturday hoping we thump Palace and the mackems slip up but I, like many others think it is a little bit to late.

  • 116 Moonraker15 // Apr 24, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Well it looks like Spuds won’t have anything to play for last game of the season so we must have a chance of beating them at home. Their boys are only human so won’t want to get injured before the Euros having lost out on league winners medal. It’s ironic that our win at their place may be the difference in the end. It’s almost in our hands again if we win 3 games! HWTL !!!

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