Can Newcastle Get First Win On Saturday In South Wales?


Newcastle will play at Cardiff City on Saturday, and we hope we can our first win of the season in South Wales.

If Newcastle can play like we did in that second half and tighten up our defense, we will have a decent chance of getting all 3 points.

Cardiff lost their first game at Bournemouth on Saturday when the Cherries ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

Our best chance of getting the points will be to have the defense play solidly and hopefully keep a clean sheet.

Steve Warnock – Cardiff City manager

We looked too open in the first half against Spurs on Saturday and conceded two goals in the first 18 minutes.

We have to do a lot better against The Bluebirds.

By the way, it’s good to see The Bluebirds back in their blue strips.

The Bluebirds and red strips didn’t quite make sense.

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155 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Jiblets,
    Then what did he told to help the great Alan Pardew achieve another good finish. There’s a difference between him wanting us to finish 17th and not giving a foot if we do or not as long we don’t get relegated.

    3
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #2

    aye whatever
    yawn
    zzzzzzzz

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I thought you were 107 not 7 Jiblets. Whatever ha ha
    Warra plonker!

    5
  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #4

    people who are saying this £90m has just vanished need to give there head a shake

    i think the tax authorities would take notices if 90M from a turnover of a 130M just vanished
    70% of the club’s income vanishing into thin air might just make HMRC enquire a bit deeper into the accounts and don’t forget the accounts are already under review

    15
  • Toonces

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #5

    It was always a strange thing to offer such a long term contract to Pardew. The idea being stability or some such. But I’m quite sure I read somewhere that Ferguson was never on more than a 3 year term for all his years at ManU. He’d have a good season and they would offer him an extension. Even Pep was only signed to a 3 year contract at City, which they just extended for another 2 years. This notion to give Pardew an 8 year deal was not normal for a club to do.

    4
  • lesh

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Rob

    On the subject of where’s the money going and/ or gone, it seems that MASH Holdings is a holding company, a service company and that SD probably provides some financial accounting support, IT, legal, henchman,(Barnes) and PR (Bishop) and HR support for which there will be charges. They’ll not come cheap but it’d be interesting to know how much NUFC’s being charged for them. And, has anyone looked for signs of inter-company loans in the NUFC accounts?

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Aretha – terrible news!

    5
  • Reilly

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #8
  • NY Mag

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh,

    Mash is an active trading company – it trades a lot in property
    It’s also the ultimate parent of both NUFC and Ashley’s stake in SD

    Any transactions that I have seen between NUFC and MASH are fairly minimal

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Mr Tuff

    When I compared a certain person’s behaviours and misuse of the English language to that of Trump, you suggested that referring to Trump was political. That was never the intention which was to use Trump as a comparator because he features so much in the media that folk know what I’m referring to which wasn’t the who (Trump) but the what.

    Hope that clears that up.

    Posada

    I hadn’t realised your comment about bullying a certain poster was tongue in cheek.

    2
  • BeeGuy

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Can we just leave Trump out of this? NUFC has its own set of current and prior idiots to knock about.

    2
  • lesh

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #12

    NY Mag

    That answers that one then.

    One thing’s for certain, if money is going out of the club, wherever it’s going, it’ll be legit, immoral but legit.

    The problem is, we don’t get to see the live state of the accounts. Do we know how much cash the 2016/ 17 accounts showed as banked. Are we certain money’s gone or is it a case of it’s not been and being spent?

    1
  • lesh

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #13

    BeeGuy

    Leave him out? Happy to do so.

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #14

    lesh

    the club could easily have £60m plus just sitting that Ashley wouldn’t spend

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #15
  • NY Mag

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Lesh,

    The last accounts didn’t make for very nice reading (because of relegation)
    Ending bank balance was -12M (overdraft with Barclays)
    Cash flow for the year was -13.5M (which is why Ashley had to lend us more money)

    It’ll be a lot more positive now – but I don’t think there is as much money sloshing about as many people think

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Ugh, I see Kenedy doing the Dele Alli upside down curly finger salute thingy. Someone have a word

    Jib, you’re know for your tact and diplomacy and probably have at least a working knowledge of Portuguese – you’re up…

    😉

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #19

    I bet Stevie sings at her funeral – there’s
    going to be some tears shed there.

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Kenedy needs a slap for that alone!! “Wake up kenedy”.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Just watched a cameo of Diego Valeri goals from the MLS, Even at 32 I’d have him in our team!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #22

    RIP Aretha, another legend gone.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #23

    ronaldo Aarons
    I’ll let you slap him
    He’s a big fit lad

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib

    Yedlin looks like he’s OK in those pics.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Just to chime in on this nufc finances stuff and whether Ashley is taking money out the club and if it shows up on accounts. I’ve mentioned a few times that I do like playing with numbers but in business terms I’m not very clued on. Hence why I always ask on here 🙂

    But in the past shareholders used to get dividends from the club. Now that Ashley is the owner alone, would he not be receiving some form of payment of profits? I was under the impression that this is common practice. Since he is the owner he can control how much is invested back in the club or how much he pays himself. Not sure how this would show its self in accounts.

    Another thing, since wages on accounts aren’t broken down, could this not include his salary. For example, player, staff, bonuses etc total to £70m could Ashley not give himself a salary of £20m and not have it show up?

    I’m not making accusations just throwing a few questions out there. If they are silly in business reality then laugh away lol 😀

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib
    How very kind of you sir. Good thing he’s in Cardiff this weekend, he’d have been getting a visit from me!!

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Btw I remember reading somewhere that when our last PR company was sacked off, we were told that we did not need a PR company. Soon after KBA was hired and the we paid them almost double what the last company received. Something like £200k odd to £400k. Will need to see if I can find that.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Bill
    Aye
    Everyone knows those Americans are big softies
    Look at the padding their football players wear –
    and helmets !!!!!
    😛

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Yeah actually Hibbit, I remember coming to the conclusion Pardew was sh*t before he got that 7 year deal now I think about it although I did think the stability coupled with Carr relieving Pardew of transfer duties would get us success.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #30

    EGB, yes he does – one of those strappy things but nowt else.

    I wonder if he got a kick rather than twisting it? Or maybe a dead leg.

    I hope he starts, he’s the best right back we have by a distance

    3
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #31

    I also agree that huge amounts of money don’t go missing. As I pointed out a while ago there has been an HMRC investigation and the accounts are in the public domain. It would be some feat to fool them all with such a huge amount. This is another one of them rumours to be filed with Padrew’s debts, House of Fraser, and wasn’t there one involving Kinnear? To me it seems over the last few years at least Ashley has been there or thereabouts when it comes to ‘every penny.’ Clearly this season is different, but none of us know why yet. 1) Money’s there but we didn’t get our targets. 2) Money’s in the bank for next boss 3) debt is partially repaid. To those that want Ashley out it will be impossible to sell while that debt is there as nobody in their right mind will pay it for him. It’s hugely important he takes it back from profits. Let’s hope that’s whats happening.

    1
  • AMEOBI

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Honestly baffled as to how people can mention boycotting the ground in a way for the protest. You realise we work 5 days a week and have weekends off, for what exactly? Football, I look forward to meeting up with mates, having a drink and enjoying the game, it’s a routine. It’s easy for people to say boycott it when they don’t go to matches to start with. Some people eh ????

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  • NY Mag

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Ronaldo @25

    He could do both of those things legitimately

    However, there’s been no dividends paid since Ashley bought the club – and neither was there any paid in the final years of Freddy Shepherd, although there was some hefty dividend payouts in the early 2000’s

    To pay himself a wage he would have to be either an employee or director of the club – and he is neither

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Ronaldo
    I’m quite sure Ashley doesn’t take a wage. You could say the sports direct ads are a wage or you could say its interest on the interest free loan. He owns 60% and I think they’re worth 2m a year easy. I know the Sheppherds and Halls took big wages and gave fake jobs to their family for huge money too. But it was OK because when they weren’t calling the fans thick and the woman pigs they did love the club.
    I think Ashley is entitled to take whatever he wants. Didn’t John Hall force Dalglish to sell off many players to give himself a huge payment round about the time Sheppherd got shares? I can’t remember now.

    0
  • Wayayman

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Ameobi, who mentioned a boycott today? Most people understand how we all want the same thing, most want to protest or boycott anything Ashely has his fingers in and still go to the match. Personally I think that’s the right thing to do – the team still gets our support but hopefully Ash slowly starts to feel the squeeze. It’s a long game, but as most don’t want to sacrifice a watching a game then the long game is the only one in town. The question is though, do we have the stamina for it? Rangers fans did.

    2
  • Just a fan

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #36

    There was only one time when Freddie shepherd did not pay a dividend and in my opinion it peed off sir John hall so much that his cash cow did not pay that he sold up.

    1
  • c-dog

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Mike
    i’d be very interested in your claim that SJH and Freddy Sheppard gave family members fake jobs !!
    who and when ????

    3
  • Pottsclock

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #39

    When you think of £100m debt in 2007. Think of how much a world class player cost then compared to now. Think about how much the prize money in the EPL was compared to now. In relative terms that was s massive amount. It would have bought us 5 world class players.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Pottsclock,
    It wasn’t a 100M.

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