Stuart Pearce Issues Warning For Newcastle


Stuart Pearce played for Newcastle for two seasons from 1997 through 1999 and he played 54 times for us with one goal.

Stuart is in the news today because of comments he has made about Newcastle United on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT and it seems Stuart expects Newcastle to have a downturn in form sometime this season.

Newcastle have done really well by anybody’s measure this season after a dodgy start when we somehow lost our first two games at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield.

Stuart Pearce of Newcstle

Stuart Pearce when he played for Newcastle

But since then we have 14 of the 16 games we have played in all competitions and we are 3 points clear of Brighton at the top of the Championship.

34 points form the first 15 games and a goal difference of 20 is not bad.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

Stuart Pearce thinks Newcastle will not have it all our own way for the rest of the season.

This is what the former Nottingham Forest standout had to say about Newcastle:

“They’ll have a downturn.” “That happens in the Championship. 46 games, you’ll never have it all your own way.”

“They will take some stopping and they will be in the top four. “We think they’ll be in the top two, but Norwich have a squad which can stay with them.”

Newcastle have now won 7 games in a row after earlier in the season winning 6 games in a row – so we have done extremely well after our first two games.

Stuart may be right about having a downturn – for instance we may lose a game sometime – we suppose that’s possible.

Just kidding.

🙂

But with Rafa Benitez in charge that downturn will not last long – if it happens – as Rafa demands excellence and 100% all the time from his players.

The players are starting to understand how they can produce in every single game and they fight if the team goes behind.

That’s a welcome change from Steve McClaren and last season when we often gave up the ghost  long before the end of games.

That will not happen under Rafa Benitez.

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Stuart Pearce today

Stuart is fairly positive in Newcastle though and he thinks we will get an automatic promotion spot.

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79 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Taken your head out of Ashleys bum now physco, you can put it back up there if Rafa walks!

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  • martoon

    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Does he get paid for spouting the obvious? Of course we’ll hit a bad patch and maybe lose a game or two – that’s why we need to build a good lead while we can to give us a buffer.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I suppose it depends on what you class as a “downturn”.

    I would expect we’ll have some losses, a few draws etc along the way, but don’t really expect it to be a run of form you’d call a downturn. Nothing’s guaranteed in football though, as we all know.

    I’m still trying to put in to words how the video on the last thread makes me feel. It is somewhat bittersweet, which is sad. In my opinion, we should never have been made to feel the way a lot of us did towards the way the club was run, I’m sure I’m with everyone when I say that I hope things really have changed for the long term. I may not agree with a lot of you out there, but one or another, we all do deserve a break.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think we will but the possibility is always there.

    Just watched the United video, who is Kaino number 5, that was on the back of a lads shirt.

    Great to see all of those flags by the way.

    I’m more than happy to see Gayle getting player of the month but I would have thought Lascelles or Shelvey would have bigger claims.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #5

    For promotion chasing teams Norwich, Huddersfield and Reading have shocking GDs.

    How can 3rd and 5th have -GDs.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Ibiza,
    I’ll stand by this and say it was done out of pure spite and would have continued until it started costing him money. The no cups and losses to the mackems aren’t a coincidence.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Norwich have a squad that can stay with us? Do they really?

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #8

    any1 know what injury mbabu has
    he has only played 143 mins of football for young boys

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Looks like Toney has spent too much time with Mitro over the summer he’s had 9 yellows and a red in 15 games, Jesus

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail…… I’ll agree with the no cups , but deliberately losing to the Mackems is a Machiavellian theory to say the least.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #11

    essex well sunderland have a -13 GD and they’re in the premier league

    loving the sissoko failure so far but still can’t believe people are saying he had a great euros, he did fusk all in them except a few runs that look good on TV that came to nothing but unbelievably it added 20 mill to his price tag so can’t complain, deal of the century so far

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Swallocks,
    Really? The captain never playing in a derby then conceding a ridiculous penalty when he did?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Nah. As a directive from Ashley and the whole club buying into it with no leaks, can’t see it myself.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail
    U think losing to the mackems was planned?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m definetely suspicious of it!

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  • one fine day

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #16

    London evening standard 4th October.
    police reports
    Premier league footballer threatened with a gun in robbery attempt .police investigating.
    Meanwhile it has also been reported a premier league football club in North London has reported the theft of 30 million pounds
    While they say no weapons were used in the robbery it was done in broad daylight.
    A Shirebrook resident is assisting police with inquiries

    🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Nice one!

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Haha I think ur a touch mad Jail mate but fair doos

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #19

    one fine day

    very good

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #20

    google “spurs fans on Sissoko” and you’ll get the picture

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  • mickybraham

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Not surprised Rafa isn’t risking gayle. Solves his selection headache and keeps both players happy. Good man manangment. But let’s hope mitro does the business again on Saturday.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Tbf judging by the turn in opinion on Gouffran had Sissoko stayed he’d be firmly a fan favourite here

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Wonder if we’ll see CA tonight?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #24

    WW…,
    I very much doubt it 😮

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  • one fine day

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #25

    WWSBRD // Nov 3, 2016 at 8:42 PM
    Don’t think he could ever have been a favorite mainly due to the fact of no matter what he did on the pitch (rare glimpses)he always managed to shoot his mouth off about “beautiful clubs “.
    Will be remembered to me as a gifted but lazy bellend.
    Goufrran to me will always be remembered as a player who worked his bits of and played where ever he was asked even if was detrimental to his career .And never used agents to slag off the club or engineer moves .
    Not a world beater but on his day could strike a ball as sweet as anyone

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  • one fine day

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail for Ashley // Nov 3, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    google “spurs fans on Sissoko” and you’ll get the picture

    jail,
    was that meant for me ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Gouffran is a better footballer than Sissoko.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail
    Not so sure mate everyone’s high on Goofy after a few good games, same would of likely happened with Sissoko

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #29

    one fine day
    Goofy sacked the club off when Cabaye left mate to the point where he didn’t try anymore

    Jonas he is not mate

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Ron Knee // Nov 3, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Wonder if we’ll see CA tonight?

    Using the same tactics as me, well done mate, I’m glad my kind of training is working.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Thanks to jail I’ve just spat out coffee just missing my cat, so jail losing to the Mackems was all planned.

    Congratulations you have won the worst comment ever award.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #33

    ofd,
    For everyone, seems like they really aren’t taking to the surly faced git!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Why are you drinking coffee at 21:20 you friggin weirdo!

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  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail
    You really don’t have a clue do you ?

    Thinks – how can I get them to throw the derby match

    Ha ha ha

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #36

    welsh

    Could it be?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Yes!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail

    What’s wrong with drinking coffee this time of the night, and stop pinching my frigging words.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #39

    I’m a weirdo at least I don’t think losing to the Mackems was planned, what football supporter would think that.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Ron Knee

    Is Charlie Adam coming on.

    Ha ha ha

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