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We’ll Watch Videos Of Teams Who Concede In Last Five Minutes

Alan Pardew has taken the lads off to Portugal, as he seems not too pleased that Newcastle have not been able to train outdoors for a while.

Alan Pardew – squad will watch some videos next week – as relaxation?

Alan has said today it’s just ridiculous that the Newcastle squad have had to train indoors, and maybe, just maybe, that’s why the lads looked worn out at the end of the game on Saturday.

Joey Barton looked like he was on his last legs, and it could be, when he was clean through near the end of the game, that it was tiredness, more than anything else, that made him give the ball away, when Newcastle could have scored their second and winning goal.


But we’ll be looking for luck to even out, and that means Newcastle have to score the winner in injury time in two games during the remainder of the season,  and if that doesn’t happen we”ll complain –  to who exactly we have no idea. 😀

But the Newcastle club must now get under-soil heating at  their Benton Training grounds, and Alan said this morning that owner Mike Ashley had agreed to put that right – we hope so.

Certainly in preparation for the important Spurs game, the lads had to train indoors last Friday.

Alan has some sense of humor too, as he was interviewed yesterday morning, before leaving for Portugal, he explained why the lads were off to sunny skies:

“It’s just to get a training ground.” “We’ve got no under-soil heating at our training ground. We couldn’t on Friday – we had to go inside. It’s ridiculous.”

“It gives me an opportunity to work morning and afternoon with the team, and maybe we’ll watch videos of teams which concede in the last five minutes.”

We look forward to the Fulham game, because that’s a game Newcastle can win, and it’s also against a side fighting relegation, so that’s another reason Newcastle must go all out for all 3 points.

Tottenham and Sunderland (sorry about that) are much better sides than Fulham,  and both are currently in the top six, and Sunderland are now 6 points clear of 7th placed Blackburn Rovers, with Newcastle in 8th place on 30 points.

Newcastle do have a game in hand on both Blackburn and Sunderland however, and the lads now have to be consistent week in and week out.

And if  Newcastle are at or anywhere near their best at Craven Cottage in nine days time, the lads could take all 3 points.

It would be a relief to win again, after being so near these last couple of games.

That’s the goal anyway.

Comments welcome.

39 comments so far

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Good bonding opportunity, just make sure Joey stays on the Tea and AC and STaylor don’t end up rooming!

  • Vinicinhos

    Jan 24, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Where is the Positive and Negative to each post and comment?

  • geordieforeva

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope we can scout a couple of exciting young players at sporting Lisbon or Porto or benfica And bring em to Newcastle in 7 days time

  • chuck

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    The fact the side has`nt been able to train outside has little to do with match fitness.
    On the subject of giving up late goals, that obviously comes down to tactics, no?
    With your team up by one goal with minutes to go, most teams would attempt time wasting tactics, hold onto the ball use the corners, whatever it takes, just attempt to hold onto possesion.
    And it`s the managers job to ensure that takes place, no ?
    Guess that did`nt happen, Why ?
    Especially when it accurs almost twice in a row.
    I believe the Sunderland game was more an accidental goal, even Gyan admitted that.
    But to play the entire second half in such a cavalier fashion, with everyone going forward, while leading.
    Well it`s just unbelievable.
    And face it Pardew on the sideline did nothing to change it, hoping as the side did , we would get another goal on the break as Spurs were pressing.
    Which would impress the sh*t out of everyone and enhance his rep. yeah right !
    If it happened he could take the credit, if it did`nt he could blame it on team naivity and use it as an excuse to ensure we sign reinforcements.

  • chuck

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #5

    We did that already, spent big bucks on the next
    whoever, his name was Hugo Viana.
    Joking !

  • magpie9

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #6

    I love that Ashley has yet To buy anyone (except for the obvious signing of Ben arfa) yet he can spend 1 million at aspers between 2am and 4am. Oh well, what ya going to do

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    whata bout andy gray and richard keys getting threw of monday nyt football by sky lol hopefully of are screens for a long time,i actually thot that lineswoman done well on saturday!!

  • Davies

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #8

    I’d rather he be frivelous with his own money and not the club’s. We haven’t reached the busiest part of the window yet, and I’m pretty sure we’ll sign someone. I just hope it’s the right priced someone and not some overpriced panic buy. Too many of those in the past.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #9

    dont see what the problem is with ashly spending is money at a casino its jus the same as one of us blowing £100 at the casino, its probably an exgerated story anyway he may hav blew a mill but he may hav won a mill the week b4 but u dont hear them storys do u

  • boater

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    It reminds me of those predictable last scenes in horror films where the victim girl decides against landing a killer blow to the baddie who’s out cold on the deck, and decides to run off instead. We nearly saw off those games,,, for me not getting the second is the main issue.

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #11


    Which premiership team do you manage then….. Oh wait you don’t, but you should as you obvioulsy know more than a man who has been in the game for over 30 years!

  • Oleg G

    Jan 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #12


    Come to Cesaria here it is so hot!

  • Alinufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #13

    guys anyone else interested in Tshabalala hes currently in the middle of a one week trial with forest. he looked deadly on the wing in the world cup and im sure we all remeber his goal

  • Toontastico

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    How the hell have Sky Sports News ommited Colo’s goal from thier “6 o the best” slot, they have Lennon’s in instead of it, f****n disgrace!!

  • Alinufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #15

    and hes 1.5 million what ashley spent at a casino

  • MykToonFan

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Demba Ba has signed for West Ham on loan.

    Cue 3000 posts which say “WHY DIDN’T WE GO FOR HIM?!”

  • Thump

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #17


  • Thump

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #18

    @jimmy: He’s right, though. It was the same problem when we were going for the title, we’d keep pushing forward and we’d end up with a sucker punch of a goal.

  • mattnufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Nolan to be band from driving, what an example!
    Anyway, is it true about Cashley?

  • ganiyu

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #20

    cashey gambled with the money for a loan signing.

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Yea all over the papers m8

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Haha gary o’neil about to join west ham

    Gd to see them perparing for the championship already

  • steburnip

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #23

    some reet idoits on these blogs!!!

    sign him, sign tom dick and harry, sign f****g everyone!!

    The days of big spending has gone from our club.

    WHY waste money on unproven players!

    Ashley is wise, That’s how he has made his millions,

    arsenal got to where they are without spending a huge fortune,

    ID like to see a couple players to come in this window, but only players who can cut it in the premier league, o’hara,krancar,keane, etc

    Also why believe that Ashley spent a million quid in the casino? oh yeah cos the reliable papers to do so!!!




  • ganiyu

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #24

    someone on my fb claimed the gamble was meant for charlie adams

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    On the last thread we were talking about Oba.

    He hasn’t done too well at his new club.


  • ganiyu

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #26

    thats whaat we needs oba martins

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Krancjar , ohara, would be good additions at 3 mill each or we should go for loans with a view to buy at the end of season

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #28

    2 goals in 16 games isn’t very good considering he’s playing for the current champions of Russia

  • mattnufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #29

    I dont think Oba was that good when we had him, he had 1 good game in every 5.
    But I guess it’s an improvement from some of our current strikers :O

  • ganiyu

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #30

    first touch is poor but that pace and power is what we lack.and our style of play wasnt for him

  • ToonLegend

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Wow either short memories or the mackems are out in force tonight…….
    Oba Martins was woeful at best when he was here and has been poor in germany and russia

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #32

    we aint getting no strikers pardew has made that clear

  • nufc90

    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #33

    Who cares if Ashley spends his money in a casino it’s his money, up to him what he wants to do with it.
    As for Ba he’s injured hence why he failed a medical at Stoke and I see it reported he could be out for a long while..if true would have been no point going for him

  • ganiyu

    Jan 24, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #34

    no more strikers rumors.i guess it full backs and wingers that we lack

  • chuck

    Jan 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #35

    You could be right and it`s obvious I can also spell obviously

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Can’t see us buying anyone in Jan. Pardews in Portugal all week we’ll just have to get through with what we’ve got. Hopefully it’ll not bite us and then we can get some decent players in in the summer

  • chuck

    Jan 24, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Probably the reality of who he`s working for has sunk in.
    Then again to-days deals are not done in five minutes, prhaps there`s a deal in the works ?
    hope so !

  • fungus44

    Jan 24, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #38

    the one,s who moan about tactics,on here if they think they can do any better why arnt they manger of the toon and not Pardew.When the manger,s job come,s up again they should all apply and see if they can cut it doing the job

  • lewman

    Jan 24, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #39

    can anyone imagine beating the mackems in next years europa league final, maybe im dreaming but it would be nice to see daffys reaction


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