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Newcastle’s League Position, Upcoming Three Games – And Goalscorers

We did ourselves a lot of good by winning the last two games at Leicester and at home to Southampton.

Both games looked difficult after we surprisingly were beaten at home by Crystal Palace and we did great to get all 6 points.

That has taken us to safety on 41 points, and we need 4 points in our final three games to beat last year’s points total of 44 points.

But it seems the best we can do in the table is to finish 11th – one place lower than last season.

Rafa Benitez – upbeat with thumbs-up

Here’s our league position after yesterday 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Burnley – a good point by Burnley.

10West Ham38-352
12Crystal Palace38-249

And here are the three remaining games with Liverpool at home looking like a real corker!

Sat 27 Apr   Brighton vs Newcastle          5:30pm
Sat 04 May   Newcastle vs Liverpool         7:45pm
Sun 12 May   Fulham vs Newcastle            3:00pm

And finally, to round things off here are all our goalscorers for the season so far.


Comments welcome.

149 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 23, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Chutneys statement of getting players not involved on the books is double speak for we’re going back to that successful purple policy that seen us finish fifth. Ashley will still be fuming that Hsnley and Gamez were bought and Dummet and Clarke never even got injured.

  • NY Mag

    Apr 23, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #2


    I’m not sure Charnley has had a pay rise per se…….the wording in the accounts makes it appear as if he got 150k salary plus 150k bonus

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    NY Mag, exactly, and he’d allegedly turned the bonus down in previous years.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4


    £150k bonus for not spending?


  • NY Mag

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #5


    I never tried to justify the reason for the bonus – that would be silly of me……and would undoubtedly result in a rendition of the frog chorus


  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #6

    I understand the need to move players on it’s part of football, seems strange high earners are mentioned.

    Not sure what it means as we dont pay high wages so to speak, the thing we need to stop doing is giving players like Colback 6yr deals.

    I doubt he’s that high a earner if you look at average prem wages but we’ve paid him for 3 years for doing nowt. We may have recouped some of that money but in reality the clubs wasting money.

    Personally I’d give Colback a free just to get rid, plus anyone else in a similar situation. There should already be free squad places as a few of the bairns aren’t being kept on and Kenedy and Rondon will be gone.

    However speculation on incomings and outgoings is pure fantasy as we have no idea if Rafa will be the gaffa or if Ashley (please do one) will still be owner next season.

    Very interesting month or so coming up, hopefully we’ll all be pleasantly surprised.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #7

    AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso recently met with super-agent Jorge Mendes for dinner, where they discussed the possibility of him replacing Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.

    90 Min via ?Gazzetta dello Sport


    Really? What a load of bullocks.

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Jorge Mendes is really close to Peter Lim the
    owner of Valencia.

    Marcelino the Valencia manager’s contract expires next month
    Perhaps there’s going to be a managerial
    merry-go-round this summer

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Ashley has never liked paying players big wages for doing nothing and in a roundabout way you can kind of agree with him Colback was on 50k a week just to mess about with the reserves before going out on loan!

    Waste does happen in a football club its just one of those things but if you can get a good squad of 25 with youngsters around them you can be competitive for the whole season which would mean a higher place in the table with more prize money negating the extra wages?!?

    Charnley fails to mention that a lot of the players sitting doing nothing were previous players who haven’t made the grade or fallen out with the manager etc !

    We have to be the leanest run club though once we get rid of Colback , Lazaar and a few others this summer there should be enormous wiggle room in the wage budget !!

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m now quite optimistic that we’ll be in the Prem and that we’ll have a manager or head coach next season. Everything else is up in the air. Just the way Ashley likes it (uh huh uh huh)….

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Enormous wiggle room in the wage budget Lee Charnley? Only if we get an owner who knows what he’s doing. As it stands we have a pinhead who thinks 12th place is better than 6th place because that way we won’t have to worry about competing in Europe.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh, that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh
    Lee likes it, uh-huh, uh-huh
    That’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh
    Lee likes it, uh-huh, uh-huh.
    Bollocks baffles brains. If you listen to Lee and Mike enough you will end up a simpering idiot. Neither of them has a clue about running the club. Nor do the other sycophantic hangers on.

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #14

    We could do a lot worse than Gennaro Cattuso
    His record at AC Milan is OK at a notoriously
    difficult club to manage.
    He speaks canny English (he has a Scottish/Canadian wife)
    He’s a fiery character – the fans would love him.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s amazing Chumpley actually spoke out. His self-assertiveness lessons must finally be paying off. That and he hasn’t been sacked yet. But then why would Ashhole sack a perfectly good sycophant?

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #16

    I prefer Rafa thanks. It will take a miracle for him to stay but how long would Gattuso last with a pinhead like Ashley?

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #17

    150K bonus? Hahahahahaha! Might as well have given it to Ginger Jack.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Chumpley turned down a bonus in previous years? Yes, and I fly the red eye piglet to Europe every weekend.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Since when can an agent offer anyone a job?

    I still think it’s bullocks.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Mike: “yes that was a well-earned 150K bonus Lee me boyo. And I’ll make it 200K next year if you can spend even less on the squad.”

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Jorge Mendes got Espirito Santos his job at Wolves

  • the ledge

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #22

    No thanks to gatusso he can stay where he is.
    Who ever replaces rafa will have no ambition if he joins us with the way this club is run by Ashley and the 3 tools .
    The first interview will be interesting why did u join Newcastle to survive .

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #23

    It would be great fun if it turns out we can deny Liverpool the title.

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Look at the players and managers
    Jorge Mendes is agent for

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Somebody out there actually thinks a good manager would come to us if Rafa walks? Especially since it has all been discussed endlessly in the media and everyone knows who the problem is? We’ll end up with Pardew or somebody even worse.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib, that’s academic, the fact is he can’t “offer” the guy a job, he can recommend etc. but he can’t offer it, only NUFC can.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #27

    What aboot the second coming of Schteve McLaren? That would be exciting….

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #28

    And Jib, according to your link, Gennaro Gattuso isn’t even a client of his.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Rafa will leave. Ashley doesn’t care about us. Just survival will do year after year. Looking forward to next season survival scrap again.

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Rafa was offered the job at SJP by
    his then agent Manuel García

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Micky true maybe he’s going to change from
    Sportfront GmbH

  • the ledge

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #32

    The manger links are just press bulls##t
    What supporter of a club can be happy with the replacement manager when the previous one left (if he goes) because of a lack of ambition?sheep I’d say !

  • the ledge

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #33

    ilovetoon8788#29….id say you are !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #34

    the ledge,
    Totally with you on that one, how can anyone say, oh, this guy might do okay or that guy is used to working on a shoestring, there is no point to it all other than to line Ashley’s pockets and advertise his tat. I’ve said it time and time again, if this new guy is any good we’ll get two seasons out of him a d back to square one, if he’s not he’ll relegate us.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 23, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Yes, things are really baaaad ledge! The off season could get downright nasty if Rafa leaves and Ashhole brings in a clown to replace him. No bonus for you if that happens Chumpley!

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Tickets for Newcastle United’s final home game of the season, against LPool FC, will go on sale to members at 10am on Thursday, 25th April.

  • hibbit

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #37


    its now becoming a distinct possibility that thousands of match going fans will follow Rafa out the door !!!!

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #38

    All we’re short of now is Munster coming on to suggest that John Kiely would do a better job than Rafa!

  • toon22

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Its a slow motion car crash there for all to see this summer

  • Toonces

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #40

    If I recall correctly, someone before mentioned that Charnley is a director of multiple companies and NUFC is just the main full time role. He’ll get his 150K or 300K per annum from NUFC but he’ll likely also draw a token salary for each directorship on top plus any bonuses Ashley pays him.


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