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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

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #81

    TDS

    are why not???

    at least its better there then using it like you do after your wank cos shola is on the bench

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  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #82

    cmon pool wheres the sweet silver lark

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #83

    Distin! You BEAUTY!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #84

    Get in you racist scumbag

    HWTL

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #85

    Typical.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #86

    1-1 skertl should of been sent off earlier tho

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #87

    We love you distin!!!

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #88

    1-1
    Both because of the defenders.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #89

    ignor me

    🙂

    tarie4

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  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #90

    suarez!!!!

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #91

    Wow how low have I stooped lol. Cheering a Suarez goal. Anything for Newcastle. tbh that was a great finish by him. I still don’t like him

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #92

    Sorry, don’t want Liverpool to win.
    We can take 5th and ever 4th, we are good enough and it is in our hands.

    Don’t want Liverpool to have a go at another cup in one season.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #93

    Just hoping for an Everton own goal now!

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  • Jonny

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #94

    On his own for the national my friends and is supporting the famous black and white stripes!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #95

    Suarrrrree…………. Nah i cant do it you horrible racist little rat boy

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #96

    Those wishing for anything but a Liverpool win need to understand what is good for the Toon.

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  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #97

    hey..they have replays for the semis? or no?
    penalties?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #98

    Norwich have pulled 1 back cmon finish citys season!!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #99

    No replays

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  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #100

    oh cool, always wondered why people wrote ‘wor’ in their posts, now i know, believe it or not!
    thought it was some english slang, as im in aus.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #101

    Catchy – shame that you have seen fit to deride others for having a valid knock at your opinion regarding players that you think are not good enough. Fine if you think that, but when you ‘qualify’ that with thoughts like Shola being lazy and such like you then undermine yourself by exposing a lack of knowledge of the player, his injury history, his role on the pitch, the timing of his introductions as sub, and the impact his introductions have. You’d be better of zipping up than blurting out a superficial tactical summary like that, because you’re on the edge of sounding like Indian a couple of months ago.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #102

    I may be wrong, but I believe someone here who is a language/history buff might be able to confirm that words like ‘Aad’ for ‘Old’ are not slang but actually old Saxon or Nordic words, I think that although ‘Wor’ does sound like ‘Our’ it may actually be a valid word rather than a localism.

    Just a bit of intellectual diversion but as it’s NE-related maybe slips under the wire….:)

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  • rknufc

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #103

    so close for carroll

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  • Hemel Mag

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #104

    C’mon Everton

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #105

    Commentator, re Carroll: “If he’d shoot on target, he’d score.”

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #106

    Send Andy Caroll and Fellani off. Then play with 10-10 men

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #107

    Caroll misses again.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #108

    ESPN’s coverage is rubbish. Fed up with them showing C list celebrities in the crowd.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #109

    Lets hope Bellamy does some favor for his former club

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  • mallyonthetoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #110

    Carrol could of had a hat trick

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  • Offkey

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #111

    Wor Shearer – My favourite has to be.

    “You saw everything from Carroll there, he lost it, he won it back…….then a poor shot.”

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  • Wor Shearer

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #112

    Well it just had to be!

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  • rknufc

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #113

    omg carroll you hero

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #114

    Hemel Mag must be a mackem.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #115

    Judas has scored!!!!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #116

    Andy Carroll you beaut

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  • Hemel Mag

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #117

    F**K Carrol you C**T

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  • mallyonthetoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #118

    Carrol scores isnt that ironic shooting the toon into europe get in there lad

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #119

    Carroll does the biz. Deserves it he has never stopped.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #120

    haha Carroll that scumbag just helped us get to europe! lol

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