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Alan Pardew – Nothing Left To Go For But Top Four


It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew  has been asked continually whether Newcastle will finish in the top four this season.

Carver and Pardew – can take Newcastle into Europe next season?

And of course a few weeks back, before our five game winning streak that looked very unlikely, but not any more, and with just 5 games to go Newcastle are just one point  out of 4th place and a Champions League qualifying position.

In about an hour or so,  Liverpool kick off at  Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals against local rivals Everton, and a Liverpool win will see us in the Europe League next season.

And as Alan says, if that happens, there would be nothing left to go for but a Champions League position:

“I have never actually ruled it out. The press kept saying to me, ‘Are you going to make the Champions League?’, and I said we were just looking to win the next game,” 

“But look, it’s not gone unnoticed. This week could be important for us because if the FA Cup semi-final results go our way, we could be in Europe, I think.”

“If that works in our favor, then really, really there is nothing left to go for but the Champions League.”  “That’s important to us, the semi-finals, we will be looking at them because we are up against Chelsea for that Europa League place.”

“If the results go against us, that’s still very, very tough on us.”  “To have this points total and not make Europe would be tough to take, so we have got to keep our eye on the ball, and we aren’t giving up on anything.”

Whatever happens today, Newcastle will go into all the remaining games – Stoke City (h), Wigan Athletic (a), Chelsea (a), Manchester City (h) and Everton (a) – trying to win every single one of them.

And we’ve been pretty successful recently in finding a way to win each game, so we hope that will continue, starting at St. James’ Park with another sell-out crowd against Stoke City a week today.

Howay The Lads!!


176 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #41

    “stuart downing attempts to go down the outside past neville unfortuantly hes forgotten he needs to take the ball with him” love radio commentary!

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #42

    Everton have the measure of ‘fool here.

    Tweedledum and Tweedledee are an awful pair at CB, one fossil who’s always been a cheat and overrated, and the other is the thickest CB in the PL.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #44

    sooooooooooooooooooooooo carragher and agger will be the guys that cost newcastle europe if we dont finish 5th. well done lads but we will finish 4th and there’s nothing you or any scouser can do about muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uhhhhhhhhhhhh my head

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #45

    Liverpool rubbish. I think Dalglish has lost his liggies.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #46

    Based on current form simmo would n i would defo have willo and shola on the bench cant say about besty or obertan a cos they havent played for awhile

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #47

    I can’t see Liverpool winning today

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #48

    1 week without a win – because we’re not playing – and catchy is back to moan about things.

    How predictable.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #49

    TDS

    i recon your lying, haha

    your def black and white and see them as gods, only cos they play for us, cos there would be no way in hell they would get in any other top 6 team,,

    but your intitled to your opinion,

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #50

    Anyone who doesn’t appreciate what Shola has contributed lately, doesn’t understand football.

    Simple.

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  • tarie4

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #51

    ToonDownSouth
    best thing to do is to ignore him..

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #52

    Another offside goal?

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  • simon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #53

    Every player in the squad has done there job this season, people who are saying get rid of this player and that player when they have performed well don’t have a clue and obviously play 2 much xbox/playstation football!

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #54

    TDS how is it moaning???

    or are you just a pure knob head that dont like anyone to have an opinion????

    if you had your way,, HBA wouldnt be playing right now, cos you believe in what you have right now, ie, the team that is playing regardless

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  • tarie4

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #55

    ToonDownSouth
    aye he has been fantastic, holding up play and working his socks off…i certainly want him to stay and finish his career with us..fantastic attitude..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #56

    Catchy how many points has simmo got us this season? Shola one of a select few of our team with pl and european experience, willo since the liverpool game has started to look like the defender that kept saylor out the squad for half a season

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #57

    ignore all you want prick,, i never asked you to chip in

    dick

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  • ochytoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #58

    Pretty sure that Catchy hasn’t always been a dick

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #59

    It’s not jus Europe at stake it’s the difference between keeping our best players n losing them, no Europe from this position wud mean losin alot if our top players
    So come in Liverpool sort it out

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #60

    shola would be the second player out the door, behind obertan

    he is a player that choses when he would like to play, he is lazy, and you all know that, he come along and score against sunderland, and then you forgive him

    hahah

    fools

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #61

    Maybe Dogleash can bring on Des Hamilton for Gerrard, to rescue him 😉

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #62

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh carroll i dont know whether to laugh orcry

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #63

    Judas has missed an absolute sitter!
    Catchy not sure why your getting techy fella you asked my opinion i told ya it

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #64

    what a sitter

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  • tarie4

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #65

    davybtoon
    have to disagree there mate..we have the same odds of keeping and losing our players regardless we are in Europe or not..mate.. Any player can see we progressed, at the start of the season the objective was top 10 not top 4.. So yeh…

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  • thepict

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #66

    Andy Carroll , at least hit the fu@king target. What a plonker.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #67

    i feel sryy for him now at the bindippers or not he wud have scored if he was at newcastle im so certain

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #68

    you know what is funny

    when im home in newcastle, and speak to friends and family, there all saying pretty much the same,,

    i recon most of you dont get out much and these facless name on this screen are your best friends,, haha

    you all seem to follow daveyboon, TDS , wwwjb and a few others who think they own this site

    muppets

    get out side and see the world

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  • tarie4

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #69

    catchy in norway
    See U are reverting to insults…grow up fellow..

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  • ochytoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #70

    Catchy
    Maybe its because WWJBD and TDS aren’t complete and utter morons.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #71

    catchy in norway

    relax mate its just a blog at the end of the day

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #72

    Catchy when your home at newcastle you cant count that sock puppet on yer left hand as your friends

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #73

    Karma at it’s best with Carroll this season.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #74

    you know what gets me

    i never (apart from today) call anyone on here names, as i believe we all have our own opinions on who is good and who isnt,,

    i get picked up on all the time for moaning, when i believe its not moaning,only wanting my team to improve,

    you can bet all you have that barca, man u , are all seeing players in there teams that arnt good enough

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  • pbNcl

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #75

    wow wow wow
    Nay shola bashin now

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #76

    Haha charlie nichols and phil thompson “pardew would be my choice for manager of the year” quality

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #77

    Does anyone else think Saurez is rubbish? Carroll gets all the stick but he is working hard. Saurez is doing nowt.

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  • tarie4

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #78

    catchy in norway
    again.. Give it a rest lad

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #79

    That Nazi again? argh!!! hate that player.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #80

    Nobody’s passing to Carroll….big surprise.

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