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Newcastle Fans On Twitter React To Likely Relegation

6:42 pm, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 67 Comments

It’s still possible for Newcastle to stay up – if Sunderland get only one point in their last two games and we can beat Tottenham on the last day of the season we stay up.

But the chances of that happening are very remote and we really messed up by giving Aston Villa their first point in 12 games today – so it’s hard to say Newcastle should stay up when we cannot beat Aston Villa.

So it’s another bad result at Villa Park in a relegation season?

Here’s a sampling of the tweets from some despondent Newcastle fans – and who can blame them?

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67 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // May 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    SPRINGY

    “Lee Charnley will be staying to ensure continuity.” !!!

  • 2 toonbrother // May 7, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    toonbrother // Jan 31, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    We have 15 games of the regular season left
    LET ME CATEGORICALLY STATE
    If Colo remains fit and stays in the starting line up we will be relegated come end of May
    IF COLO PLAYS IN 13 or MORE OF OUR REMAINING GAMES WE WILL BE RELEGATED in May
    signing off
    truly yours
    SGITR

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    I’m fcukin gutted, two oposite results that we all expected. Players just weren’t good ennough.

  • 4 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    9SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    manxpie
    the difference with west brom….rondon and berahino…they score….cisse mitro dont

    Mitro has a goal every 25 minutes played this season. Rondon every 341 minutes played. Berahinho every 248 and Cisse every 339.

    Pretty even really.

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Toonbrother,
    I take it you are admitting you aren’t the Smartest Guy in the Room then?

    “toonbrother // Jan 31, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    We have 15 games of the regular season left
    LET ME CATEGORICALLY STATE
    If Colo remains fit and stays in the starting line up we will be relegated come end of May
    IF COLO PLAYS IN 13 or MORE OF OUR REMAINING GAMES WE WILL BE RELEGATED in May”

    He only played 3 after that date and we could till go down.

  • 6 Bambams // May 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    ” Fail to prepare, prepare to fail ”

    Charnley Ashley Carr Moncur

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    toonbotherer,
    The whole blog knows you sre a shithead

  • 8 wolfshead@toon // May 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    lilo

    when we finished fifth in the league how did the club build on that platform?
    they sold the best striker we had since shearer then proceeded to cock up the purchase of his replacement and made up for it all by bringing in one defender
    im pretty certain pardew and carr didnt play a role in that fiasco

  • 9 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    lil
    my bad about rondon and berahino they just seemed to have scored alot more without checking there records….i stand corrected mate

  • 10 mearlam // May 7, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Please fire Lee Charnley as he has only made bad decisions. Even Rafa was too late so not a good one either.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Lilongew,
    It is not time to criticise. I am absolutely gutted.

  • 12 wolfshead@toon // May 7, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    lmao @7

  • 13 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    vardy on current player valuations most be worth a 100m!lol

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Jail,
    Yup, players weren’t good enough – haven’t been in any of the crucial games since Rafa took over. Not Rafa’s fault, it is just a continuation of the last few years. Put it in for a bit, generally when ‘big’ clubs are involved. Then relax/drop off when playing lesser lights. Rafa’s biggest games were Norwich, Sunderland and today. In each we barely got a rise from most of them, and when we did it was too little too late.

    I said something similar prior to the home match against Villa after beating Spuds and Liverpool. It is an attitude problem, not talent.

  • 15 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Springy i think they must’ve found a zimmer frame in his car or something god knows

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Springy,

    I forgot to change it, Mitro is one every 251. For a debutant season at a young age in a team that has struggled that is pretty commendable. He probably should have had more, but I’d rather he played week in week out and cared about the club than have Berahinho (putting myself in a West Brom fans shoes) who wanted out asap.

  • 17 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    manxpie
    he went for night oot in the big market and was never seen again…..some lass has him tied up in cramlington!lol

  • 18 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    C’mon fellas …pick yourselves up!
    We beat an out of form Palace last weekend at home and suddenly we needed two players for a top 10 side.
    We draw with Villa and people are picking their Championship squads. All season we’ve won the ones we should lose and flopped in the ones we should win and we’ve followed good with not so good.
    As I’ve said before, we fans are either flying the stratosphere or crash-landing.
    We are not down yet.

  • 19 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    lil
    i dont hate mitro,i actually think he’s a decent young player but he is young and needs help and guidance and being in a side thats struggling is not the best place to learn a new league,team…his confidence would of taken a battering this season.

  • 20 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Jail,
    14 was posted before I saw your post.

    No time to criticise? Not sure what you mean? I think it is exactly the time to criticise certain aspects of the attitudes and application (ability in some cases) of people throughout the club. Players, board, coaching staff etc.

    Wolfshead,
    Yes, we lost Ba. Not sure what we could have done to prevent that to be honest. We agreed a deal which benefitted us if his knee went (after failing various medicals) and he agreed a deal that benefitted him if it didn’t. It worked out better for him in the end, but I struggle to find fault with the club for that.

    Lack of strengthening, lack of building, sure. You can point the finger at ashley on those counts. Was there still enough ability in the squad to do better? To be better utilised? To finish higher than 16th. Definitely. Point the finger at who you want for that, I’d say a large part of that season was down to Pardew.

    I’m not just talking one summer though. I’m talking about the entire time since our promotion. That isn’t just 1 man.

  • 21 Hail Wor Ashley // May 7, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Delia B

    Piss awf.

  • 22 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Bandb that doesn’t matter we could beat spurs 20-0 and still be relegated on Wednesday
    I think it is wrong tho to leave games in hand till the last week
    don’t think it’s fair tbh

  • 23 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Springy,
    In fairness I was surprised how much better Mitro had done than Rondon. Ihad thought all except Cisse were fairly close without checking.

    He needed help all season, and he needed pace and movement around him – plus someone who can cross. Latterly we have had some of that in Townsend. We haven’t created enough, but at the same time he has had chances he should have done better with – not sure on today, horrendous bounce for one, and unlucky with his angled header.

    I think we can use him as a platform next season. Sissoko and Gini will be gone, Arma and Townsend/Aarons playing off him either side will cause defences problems.

  • 24 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    i do hope rafa stays and is given carte blanche to build from the ground up,we need a football man to sort this out….wish he would play with two strikers tho….not a big fan of the one up front tbh!lol

  • 25 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Hail

    Grow some.
    And have some self-respect.

  • 26 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    I’m with you on this BandB. My Championship side is basically to show we can bounce back if the worst happens. We can still survive and until mathematically we are down, i ain’t giving up hope. Everton do look pants though! 😉 I refuse to accept what now looks inevitable, because i am an optimist. I truly thought we would beat villa today and it’s knocked the wind out of me. Can everton beat sunlun? I suppose so and sunlun might be complacent, thinking it’s a done deal. Be just like this season though, if everton do win. Just a matter of seeing what wednesday brings. Fingers crossed.

  • 27 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    BandB,
    My lack of confidence in staying up is less in my faith in us to do Spurs and more to do with how awful Everton have become under Martinez, and how Watford haven’t exactly been setting the world alight since the turn of the year.

    I actually think we will beat Spurs, but I also think both Sunderland and Norwich will pick up points from Everton and Watford.

  • 28 wolfshead@toon // May 7, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    lilo

    sorry im still not buying it any owner with real ambition would have seen that as an opportunity to push on an pump money in to the team

    they let demba go because of his wage demands even though he cost nothing ashley wanted to be seen as a hard headed business man and wouldnt give in which shows he is a football idiot and is going to get us relagated again

  • 29 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Don’t know if anyone has said this but we got Rafa in a month to late.

  • 30 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    The worst aspect of relegation is that poor old Mike is going to lose a lot of money, you have to feel sorry for him.

  • 31 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Wolfshead,
    I fully agree, any owner with ambition would have looked to kick on from there. That is not what I’m saying. The buck stops with Ashley, as he clearly said last year (before quickly announcing it wasn’t his door to answer any more), but others have played a significant part as well.

    I guess my pony is, there shouldn’t really be anyone in a senior position, playing or off field that can really escape blame. Of course, this is entirely my thoughts on it, and I get the arguments against Ashley, and that he is the sole cause of our demise.

    Still, if it was me working for a boss who couldn’t give two hoots, I’d still put in the effort to do my best. It wouldn’t always be my best, because we are all human, but I like to think I have a modicum of personal pride and even when I know I’m not really up for it or at my best, I’d still try my best to put in a shift. Can you honestly say everyone at the club has done that?

  • 32 Jib // May 7, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    The Everton players know Martinez is a dead man walking.

  • 33 jane // May 7, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Newcastle will be live on Sky loads next season so Ashley will still get plenty of advertising.

  • 34 nearly // May 7, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Lol @20

    How about it started in 96 I will get slaughtered but cast ya minds back

  • 35 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Lil/Manx/Bobby et al.
    Many also thought it was inevitable we would beat Villa today.
    In my experience footballers are odd creatures.
    The Mackems could think they have cracked it and ease up a fraction on Wednesday. This will be haunting Allardyce right now.
    Minuscule changes of attitude in sport make all the difference between winning and losing.
    It’s theirs to lose now.
    After four years of being slated as a negger, it is amusing to be told to take my positivity elsewhere now 🙂

  • 36 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    On a completely separate note, I am (probably contrary to what most think I’d think) delighted that Ben Arfa may get a chance at Barca. Whether it is the right move, as he will struggle to displace Messi, Neymar, or Suarez, unless one leaves, is a different after.

    Maybe he will look back on being released by Pardew and Ashley (of all people) as the catalyst that made him entirely reevaluate how he carried himself in training, during games and in his career.

  • 37 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    essex
    i think keeping mcwally a month longer then necessary was more like it,we may not of gotten rafa fair enough but might of picked up enough points from and change of manager to save the season….no matter tho its all if,buts and coconuts as they say

  • 38 Jib // May 7, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Jane
    You and I posted at the same time !
    How is that possible when we are the same person ?
    You realise this may mean Mr Tuff is too stupid for words ?

  • 39 Mister Tuff // May 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Woah – Jib taking a pot shot – naughty naughty.
    Jibs hat:-

    http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/old-man-as-clown-jester-s-hat-8418857.jpg

  • 40 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    BandB

    There is still a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel, as you say footballers are a funny lot. 🙂

  • 41 JamesToon // May 7, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Would anyone take Martinez in the championship?

  • 42 Mister Tuff // May 7, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    or maybe this :-

    https://regmedia.co.uk/2015/09/15/dunce_cap_648.jpg?x=1200&y=794

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    BandB,
    Very true. Not sure who coined the expression, but I remember it being on my computer game Premier Manager ’92. “It’s a funny old game” – Saint and Greavsie rings a bell, but it may have been about before them.

    Of course while it is still mathematically possible we have a chance. I’d say the ‘funny old game’ part would be us taking 5 points off Liverpool away, City and Spurs at Home whilst only getting 2 from Sunderland at home and Norwich, Villla away.

    It would need to be far more than funny I think for Sunderland to slip now.

    Nearly,
    Maybe even before 96. Possibly even as far back as canning the reserves, although without those years, would it really have ever started? Not in my lifetime….

  • 44 AndyMac // May 7, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    This is the time when all you have to focus on doing (something we’ve never managed to do in a long time) is to UNITE and force the Fatman to keep Rafa for a major push at getting out of the Championship at the first attempt. Otherwise we could be looking at several years in the wilderness.

  • 45 Mister Tuff // May 7, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Jib Jibbersih – still the best one was where somebody asked Jane a question and you replied – duh. Were you on the sauce that day -Duh.

  • 46 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    lil
    it was greavsie mate

  • 47 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Lil,

    It has been an unlikely season.
    Fingers crossed.
    One more twist.

  • 48 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    BandB, we may have disagreed on a few things 😉 but your positivity in dire times is to be recommended. Got to say, the villa result knocked me back a lot, but as i have maintained all along, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings and i’ll retain that attitude until the end. She may sing on weds night, she may sing on sunday, but until she does, HOWAY THE LADS!!!!!

  • 49 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    JamesToon,
    No. Please no. Worst defence in the league brings in the worst defensive coach ever in the Premiership years……. If Rafa doesn’t stay, it will be interesting to see who we go for. I have a feeling Pearson is holding out for us or Sunderland to go down and make a change. Otherwise, as clear favourite since Garde left, it seems odd that there has been no news of formal talks.

    Personally, I’d go for Clement – the guy who replaced McClaren at Derby. Or, back to my old fave, Gary White. I doubt it will be either, and if Pearson is holding out, and Rafa says no, he is a shoe in. A year and a half ago I’d have said Beardsley would likely get it, but surely he couldn’t even be considered given the U21’s form.

  • 50 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    bobby
    think the fat wife has just cleared her throat and has just had her final glass of honey and lemon to sooth her throat before her performance….hopefully she trips up and falls off the stage on the way to the microphone!lol

  • 51 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Springy, that comment is my own running pun. 🙂

    But as you say even with Cathro or someone else in charge we ‘Might have picked up a few more points but as you also say it’s now water under the Tyne bridge.

  • 52 jane // May 7, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    why does so Jib post has Jane so infrequently :confused:

  • 53 Jib // May 7, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Jimmy Greaves
    44 goals in 57 games for England !

  • 54 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Springy,
    Cheers, I vaguely remember it from their show and my computer game, but I was pretty young at the time and wasn’t sure if they were just repeating someone else’s quote.

    Bobby,
    It isn’t over, there is still a glimmer of hope, however faint. Unfortunately we picked appoints where they weren’t expected and dropped them when they were needed.

    Here’s hoping, but the odds ill have lengthened considerably. If Everton can actually put it past the players and Martinez split, and get a exult against Sunderland, I’d probably have us back as slight favourites.

  • 55 Jib // May 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Jane @52 – what ?

  • 56 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    *result

  • 57 nearly // May 7, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Lil @43

    you say Would it really have started ,it’s never started it was all or nothing ,nothing won and we are paying the price now and many years to come

  • 58 jane // May 7, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    i’m sure it made sense before i pressed submit

  • 59 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    If in the highly unlikely event that we do go down and Rafa goes I want Thomas Tuchel as our next manager and as someone said earlier break the bank to get him.

  • 60 toon kk // May 7, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    All I can say is what a ridiculous scouting system we have, No quality proven striker brought in, millions wasted on players not good enough. Hanging on to Macca when the writing was on the wall after the first six games.
    We’ve been destined for failure all season unfortunately.
    Gutted.

  • 61 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Bobby

    I’ve seen so many things in my life turned on its head in seconds.
    During the week I was concerned that the relaxation among the fans would lead to the team coming off the boil.
    I expected a draw today.
    Now, we should be saying “if we go down, let’s at least go down fighting.”
    If we beat Spurs, Sunderland need two more points.
    I’m not giving them to them.

  • 62 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    nearly,
    In that case, in the season I went to my first match, I started with a fight for survival, so not a huge amount has changed!

  • 63 davis_toons // May 7, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Positive is good and it warrants to Sunderland.

    “When not operating at you best” that what Chelsea gets.
    What Chelsea have got in the Team was World Class Players not operating at their best.

    I would rather have a Shane Long running all day to beat the off side trap and score a cheeky goal then a half hearted best player.

  • 64 davis_toons // May 7, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Get a Class manager that is willing to come in and we will start from the top.

  • 65 lochinvar // May 7, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Ed – why didn’t Twitter explode today ?
    It did for the last few games.

  • 66 goommy // May 7, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Like Shearer always said..shame on players. Gini, Mitro, Cisse, Sissoko all of them.

    Hope Rafa stay with us and take time to build his own team..

    #Heartbroken already #Fxxkin Pain

  • 67 terencelim // May 8, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    Agreed that BandB has been proven wrong most of the time but positivity in dire times is indeed to be recommended




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