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If Newcastle Are Relegated – We’ll Deserve It

David Ginola has a special place in his heart for Newcastle United his former club.


David Ginola – warm place in his heart for Newcastle

David was the player who that played great for us for a couple of seasons from 1995 until 1997, before he went to Spurs and was suddenly became a terrific player.  😀

David has made some very very true comments about the Newcastle club today:

“It would be a disaster for the city if Newcastle went down.” “But it would be a disaster for the Premier League as well.”

“The English game would suffer.” “Newcastle belong to the Premier League and belong to the history of football.”

We just hope our players will read these, because whatever anybody thinks about Newcastle, if we finish in the bottom three at the end of the season, we’ll be relegated, and not only that, but we’ll deserve to be.

Why, because we didn’t get enough points to finish 4th bottom or higher, it’s as simple as that. And we’ve had plenty of warning about relegation, but the players just haven’t responded, in fact up till now they’ve really disappointed us – but there’s still time left thank goodness.

There’s little doubt our overpaid players will be in for some very rough criticism if we do go down.

Regardless of Newcastle’s fate this season, however, David feels that Shearer is the only man for the Newcastle manager job, from now on:

“It’s difficult for him.” “He is here in this situation and has a specific brief to keep Newcastle up.” “After that it will be a mystery.” “But it will be nice to have Alan Shearer as permanent manager of Newcastle.” “If he saves the club he will prove he is good enough.”

“But if he can’t, he will still be the right man for the job if they go into the Championship.” “That will be his decision.”  “Now, though, isn’t the time to talk about the manager or the future in terms of who is in charge.”

“Right now it’s about the future of the club. The most important thing is surviving and that’s for everybody in Newcastle.”

Let’s support the players to produce the mini-miracle of three consecutive home wins to keep us in the Premier League, and we’ll all be very happy – in fact we’ll be delighted – hey – make that ecstatic.   😀

If not, then it’s going to be a very very bleak summer for Newcastle fans – once again.

Comments welcome.

57 comments so far

  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    C’mon David, get your boots out man, we need you, badly!

  • Stuart79

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Well you don’t get relegated if you’re just unlucky!

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3


    Cant argue with you on that one mate.

    As frustrating as it may seem, we have to sit back until Monday – ride the weekends fixtures and see where were at.

  • komfort

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #4

    he’s nearly as good looking as me..

  • beamish

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #5

    I see that Stephen Hawking is ill in hospital.

    Have they tried turning him off and then back on again…

  • SpartanChris

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Ginola, Lee Batty, Gillespie against Jonas, Butt, Nolan, Duff

    Shearer and Ferdinand against Viduka and Martins

    Not hard to see why we are where we are.

  • SpartanChris

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Beamish – you are sick

  • komfort

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    aye beamish , restarting him will probably get him up and running again ha ha …

  • chuck

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    No “WE”will not deserve it, ASHLEY will deserve it.
    I hope you are not insinuating the loyal fans who show up week after week, laying down their money to watch a shit team deserve any such thing.
    I believe what you mean is this team is not in the class needed to survive in the PL.
    Looks like Ashley has really blown it, relegation, loss of revenue, team devalued, etc, etc.
    Not surprised , heard he was a lousy gambler.

  • SpartanChris

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10

    chuck – he has paid our debts off. Are you not happy with that?

  • blip

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #11


    Very good article in the Times that Michael12 et al should give a read.

  • Stuart79

    Apr 21, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #12


    He paid the banks off!

    Were still in debt, just to him insteasd of the bank.

    But that’s not the point, his prudence will end up costing him alot of money but more importantly the City of Newcastle a PL team and a hell of a lot of people their jobs!

  • SpartanChris

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Stuart – it was a joke!!!

    In my mind he paid whatever debts he did pay off, he concentrated on the wrong part of the business. What was happening on the field should have been paramount.

    Anyone heard from Stardust?

  • Flan

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #14

    did they try Ctrl Alt and Delete?

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Stuart – Just who will lose their job if we are relegated? Possibly a couple of people associated with the club, but I doubt it.

    Anyway my team to win the next three home games and keep us up.

    GK – Given.
    RB – Beresford
    CB – Albert
    CB – Bassong
    LB – Beye (why not?)

    MD – Ginola
    MD – Lee
    MD – Robert

    ATM – Beardsley

    CF – Shearer
    CF – Milburn

    in a 4-3-1-2 formation.

    Subs – Ferdinand, McDonald, Hibbert, Clarke, Green, Moncur and super frank pingle.

    Howay the lads.

  • chuck

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Look, his first mistake was lack of due dilligence, he compounded that with a total lack of understanding about running a football team.
    Manifested in the choice of people hired, from top to bottom, further compounded by selling off a fair team and replacing it with questionable
    The end result is what you see each week and yet we still have an enormous wage bill.
    Can you in any way condone or make a case for him considering the facts.

  • Whumpie

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Mickey – you’ve made me go all watery-eyed with those names.

    Benny – you made me shoot tea out of my nostrils. Sick, but funny.

  • Stuart79

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #18


    There’ll be plenty of staff at the club who lose their jobs- catering staff,Matchday staff,,corperate staff, administration staff to name few departments.

    Also their will be alot of local businesses that suffer with the reduction of matchday footfall in and around the city.

    The club will be cutting costs left, right and centre. If you don’t think they will you’re in cuckoo land mate!

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #19

    I actually should have found a place for Woodgate. He is without a doubt the best defender I have ever seen in a B&W shirt. Some of you old uns might disagree, but I’ve only been following NUFC for the past 30 odd years and going to the games for 24 years.

  • beyethegreat

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #20

    apparently we have the best suppporters in the country

    NOW is the time to prove it we may also have to do this again next season if we are in relegation trouble or if were in the championship

    lets see if we can create the best atmosphere the country has ever seen against portsmouth which at the very least will show every 1 just what will be missing if we are relegated

    toon toon black n white army

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Stuart – Don’t be so soft man. Taking into account a drop of say 10,000 people per game. That’s still 40,000+ fans to take care of.
    Are you really telling me that the Irish center and Rosies bar are going to have to let staff go because their sales will drop?
    Will Greggs suddenly have no demand for their corned beef pasty and steak slices?
    There might be a programme seller or two laid off and perhaps the corporate hospitality side of thing might slide, but that’s it.
    There might be job losses but they won’t extend further than the turnstiles.

  • beyethegreat

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #22


    i imagine the drop in attendances would be a lot more if you take in to account the last time we were in the 2nd tier of english football which was about 20,ooo

  • derekm

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #23

    excuse me – is’nt this the same david ginola who slagged off the area the moment he got his move out of toon?
    he plays on his time here when it suits him – has he got another batch of his wine to sell by any chance?
    compare him to sir les – he knew tyneside has different things to offer than the smoke and is still respected when he come back to visit!

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #24

    beye, but we only had a capacity of around 26-28,000 then and that was because it was mainly standing.
    In all of my years at the club, I cannot remember the town centre ever being empty on a match day. Sometimes it was a bit overcrowded when the radgies did their thing if you know what I mean.

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    derekm – I imagine we’ll get Andy “sad geordie bstards” Cole piping up next! 🙂

  • workyticket

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #26

    beamish // Apr 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    “I see that Stephen Hawking is ill in hospital.

    Have they tried turning him off and then back on again…”

    Or Ctrl Alt Delete?

    Perhaps he should have renewed his subscription to Norton antivirus?

    etc etc

  • komfort

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #27

    mickey , cheese & onion for me every time ! , if we get relegated the gates will depend on who the manager is going to be and if ash is prepared to stump some dosh up for him.

  • workyticket

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #28

    These jokes about Stephen Hawking aren’t very ‘PC’

  • Stuart79

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #29

    Mickey toon

    Hope you don’t work at the club then.

    Oh and by the way, a hell of a lot of city centre bars ect will be in serious trouble if they lose that many customers every month.

    You seem to think that if there’s only a few losing their jobs it’s ok.

    Hope you’re not one of them few during this recession then….

  • workyticket

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Stuart79 // Apr 21, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    “Also their will be alot of local businesses that suffer with the reduction of matchday footfall in and around the city.”

    Well that’s up to us too Stuart, and whether we keep going to the games.

  • beyethegreat

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #31


    ok so if the capacity was 28 000 how come we only had 20 000 there

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Beye the great – love the spirit mate. I will be there and nowt could stop me.

    As for next season – Prem or Championship – will be there too.

  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #33


    Beamish’s comment @ 5 may appeal t his sense of humour but really, is it the sort of post that this site needs?

    Perhaps it’s good reason to block him from posting once and for all?

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Stuart – It’s life, I’m afraid. I’ve just had to re-deploy 15 people and make redundant 3 people, who used to work for me because our company can do the work cheaper elsewhere. If I can’t impress the person I’m currently doing some work for then I might be in the same boat. I was made redundant from IBM in 2005, so I know what it’s like to lose a job.
    The service sector is a very volatile workplace anyway. Let’s face it most of the workers in the city bars are part time students who will just move to the next bar or sandwich shop that has a vacancy.
    If you have based your cost model on the extra fans you get on a match day into your pub then you probably deserve to go under.

  • beyethegreat

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #35


    i may or may not be there it depends on 2 things

    money and whether my friennds can get the money

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #36

    beye – what I was trying to show was that we didn’t have a 52,000 seater stadium nearly two thirds empty.
    I’ve been trying to find exact figures for the time frame, but I can’t. But I did find that we still have the third largest club ground in the country after Arsenal and ManU and the forth biggest overall after Wemble, Arse and ManU.
    I also found this little funny fact –

    In 1958 3 supporters attempted to bury a tunnel under St James’ Park so that they could play on the pitch at night. 5 days after they started work on the tunnel it collapsed, killing 2 of the men.

  • beyethegreat

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #37


    realy where did you find that i feeel sorry for them but they shouldnt be doing that sort of thing anyway

  • Stuart79

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #38

    It is life, but it doesn’t make it right.

    The point I’m making is that Ashley will lose a lot of money, that is just material.

    We will lose pride, dignity and jobs. You know as well as I do that city centre bars ect employ extra staff due to being busy from football fans. Don’t think the deserve to go bust because their customers stop going in and it’s not their fault!


    You are right and I have bought my ticket for three years but you know there will be a hell of a lot saying thanks but no thanks. You couldn’t blame them.

  • SpartanChris

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #39

    chuck // Apr 21, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Chuck – I was joking about ashley – I despise what he has done to the club more than I despise Sunderland.

  • Doocey

    Apr 21, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #40

    3 wins can save our season! :D:D
    Keep the Faith!


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