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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


    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #161

    Europa should be secured now, time put everything behind getting CL now

  • check the toastie

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #162

    Sorry for saying this but think Carroll actually deserved the goal, plays with his heart to be fair, oh that hurt, did i actually just put that in print. apologies. still comes across as if hes seriously thick though.

  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #163

    carroll has put us back on the map in europe well done carroll!

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #164

    Champions league next target, come on.

  • Oleg G

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #165

    can players stop spiting all over the place?
    The camera is on you, a woman is standing close to you to interview you, and you just go and spit there on the field like that.

  • ochytoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #166

    GET IN!!!! Some big games next season, Barcelona maybe?

  • check the toastie

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #167

    It is a bit bizarre that carroll has actually made sure we have qualified for europe, both in the fact he has been sh1t all year, the fact that we have built a complete team with his transfer money and now he scores a goal that has assured us of europa. What a guy.

  • Partizan

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #168

    Well well well…2 of our former players gave us a ticket to Europe,,,well at least Economy class,whether its gonna be Business its all up to us now.

  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #169

    Now Carroll can walk alone…thanks and bye


    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #170

    toonincheick … chelsea winning the champions league is irevlivent to us qualifying now, all we need to do is beat Everton in the league LOL

    Great Day For The Toon <3

  • Ryan2502

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #171

    Lads can someone just clarify something for me? We could need four more points before the end of the season to guarantee being in the Europa League, don’t we? I’m not being a negger, there’s no way we won’t get the points we need, but that is the situation isn’t it? Everton are 12 points behind us with 5 to play = 15 points to play for, so conceivably they could win all their games, and get the points, meaning we might need a few more points to guarantee it.


    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #172

    Ryan yer thats right.

  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #173

    Yes Ryan @ 71, the very interesting thing though is…if Everton had won, we would still have had a chance at Europe if we had finished behind Chelsea in 6th..

    2 cases

    1. Chelsea finish 5th and beat Tottenham
    Everton wouldn’t get in europe and we would get the spot
    2. Chelsea finish 5th but win the champions league, but lose to Tottenham in the FA cup, again Everton wouldn’t make Europe, Chelsea would have got the 4th Champions league place, pushing Tottenham to the Europa league.
    The runner up in the FA cup only makes it in to the Europa League if the winner makes the champions league 🙂

  • obatoyou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #174

    First case assumes Chelsea don’t win the champions league. Also if Tottenham finish 5th and had beat Chelsea, same again, we make Europa league from 6th.

  • north east lincs toon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #175

    We really need tiote to step up in these final 5 games but 1 more yellow and he is on a ban

  • moonraker

    Apr 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #176


    words like “aad”and “caad” etc are of Nordic origin mate”
    as are a lot of other geordie words !

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