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No European Competition For Newcastle Next Season

With Manchester United playing well and beating Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley yesterday in the FA Cup Final it ended Newcastle’s last chance of a place in the Europa League Conference – so no European competition next season for Newcastle.

It’s like going back two years ago before Eddie Howe had his first full season at Newcastle and we made the Carabao Cup Final only to lose 2-0 to Manchester United.

It doesn’t look like the win yesterday will save Erik ten Hag’s career at the Red Devils, and he is still expected to be replaced.

It was hard luck on us but with respect, the Red Devils deserved their win yesterday and had an excellent game plan which seemed to work almost to perfection.

Newcastle’s season was brutal with all the extra games and injuries we picked up and we have to think this season has to be one of consolidation and we must learn from last season’s endeavors.

We played 51 games last season and with a win ratio of 45.1%.

The season before last, we played 46 total games with a win ratio of 52.2% – so we expect around the same number of games this season.

We will have less games this season but our season goals surely have to be to win a local Cup win and to again finish in the top four as we did the season before last.

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1,201 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 3, 2024 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1161


    it’ll be a sad day for football if ManU was able to sign those 3. 🙁

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 3, 2024 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1162

    Interesting how Fenners thinks the boys are straight talking but cannot see that I am the exact same. Ostrich club member for sure.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 3, 2024 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1163

    Cheers Saratoga

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1164

    The Pugster is confused after this mornings posts. Am I a loony loopy or a loopy loony (asking for a Frenchie).

    All I have to do is have wet on the wall and some Novocastrian folk band will write a song about me.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1165

    Munster, Hello. I have been instructed not to talk to you but you know us Pugs, can’t read! 🙂

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #1167

    Not allowed to talk to you either!

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1168

    In fact, I am being told NOT to talk to people but no info on whom I can talk to. Very confusing for a puglet.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1169

    Smudge just told me not to talk to him!

  • lesh

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1170


    If you’re not allowed to talk to people, there’s always the Geordie Mongrel to chew the fat with.

    Speaking of fat….. nah, best not go down that path otherwise you know whose sycophants’ll feel duty bound to defend him!

  • Fat Basta*d

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1171

    Hi Pug, it’s me Mark 🙂

  • Fat Basta*d

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1172

    I’m from Bristol 😀

  • Fat Basta*d

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1173

    My mates call me Bristol Joe 90 😀

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #1174

    Wowzers, just heard Djokovic speaking French for the first time, dude speaks 11 different languages fluently 😳

  • carltoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1175

    I’m in Javea at the moment, does Javea Toon still post over the other side, it would be nice to meet him too.
    Have we signed any one yet.

  • carltoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1176

    Jail, the man on the next pitch to us, from Luxembourg, speaks about five different languages, he could speak English very well, he said all children learn English in about three years.

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1177

    Hi carltoon, hope you’re enjoying Spain.

    Javea Toon is over on Discord. Do you still have access?

  • carltoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1178

    Furious that the Manchester clubs will be allowed in the same competition as the clubs they own in Europe, what’s the point? why don’t they just let them play each other repeatedly and win everything between them and their European teams,
    How on earth is any team supposed to match this, when we are stopped at any small advantage we try to take.
    The rules are magically changed whenever these teams are involved, I know it’s to do with sponsors and money. But it’s not a sport if they’re always going to have the advantage, if these teams are playing against each other, it will be down to integrity. Fat chance of either or. All these teams having any of that,

  • carltoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1179

    Ibizatoon, yes enjoying my farewell tour, selling the camper when we get back,
    I was wondering if he was on Discord, I’ll have a look later.
    Weather here is hot now, was a bit showery last week.
    This is the life.

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1180

    carltoon…glad to hear you’re enjoying yourself, but bet you’ll be sad to say goodbye to the camper.

    Yeah, was some odd weather last week, was short lived though 🙂

    No problem. Let us know if you have any issues getting on.

  • carltoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #1181

    Wil do.

  • carltoon

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1182


  • Munster Mag

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1183

    Locadia saying we have put in a big bid of 41mill for Mama

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #1184

    Lesh – I thought I’d pop on the blog and clarify something that you may have found confusing.
    You will have seen on here numerous references to a player called “Mama”. This is not somebodies mother or granny but the abbreviation of a Georgian footballers’ name – Giorgi Mamardashvili.

    I hope you are not being boisterous in the Day Room today or Matron will have to give you a sleeping tonic.

  • lesh

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #1185


    For gawd’s sake, grow up, go away and bother someone else with your stupidity!

  • lesh

    Jun 3, 2024 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #1186

    Oh, forgot to say, Tuff’s one of those who have their opinions and tell it like it is.

    How he’s managed to survive so far beats me.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 3, 2024 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1187


    Re you post #1153, I see it still irks you about the blog meet at the Brighton game. Get over it will you it was ages ago now and you’re STILL going on about it. Look it was just a load of good decent folk from here meeting up and having a few beers/gins and blue WKD together and all getting along really well…

    That’s it nothing more to add. Come to the next blog meeting you never know you might even like it, but it comes with a warning which FYI is a lot of football and NUFC chat would be discussed, and goading and stalking is strictly prohibited.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 3, 2024 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #1188



    “ Speaking of fat….. nah, best not go down that path otherwise you know whose sycophants’ll feel duty bound to defend him!”

    Explain the above?

  • Fat Basta*d

    Jun 3, 2024 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1189

    Ya fat kunt waste of space

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 3, 2024 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #1190

    A very ugly arrogant woman walked into a shop with her 2 kids, really yelling at them…

    The shop assistant politely says “Good morning and welcome. Nice children, are they twins?”

    The ugly woman finally stops yelling and says “No they are not, one is 9 and the other is 7. So Why the hell would you think they’re twins, Are you blind, or just bloody stupid?”

    The shop assistant replied,”I’m neither blind nor stupid, I just can’t believe someone would ahem you twice.” !! 😆

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 20, 2024 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #1191


  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #1192

    Did anyone make it here?  😀

    This one came about after JJ had been regaling us with tales of him and his derg from his youth.  It reminded me of the famous 5…..

    John J and Laddie were on holiday
    Discovering new places and new games to play
    They would stay out for hours until day turned to night
    And then they’d return to their caravan site

    They would laugh and skip and things were swell
    Until one fateful night when disaster befell
    They returned to the site and were somewhat dismayed
    To find the keys to their van had been mislaid

    They needed shelter, it was cold and dark
    But “woof, woof, woof” old Laddie did bark
    He’d come up with a cunning plan
    And ran all the way home to get the spare off their mam
    If your heart can handle more excitement
    Tune in next week, don’t be frightened
    To learn more of John and Laddies japes
    Their fun adventures and hilarious scrapes

    Just banter JJ

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1193

    Following a tale about his ma and auntie rescuing him from a mad wifey…

    John J and Laddie were out in the park
    Frolicking and skipping and having a lark
    But a lady got angry and berated John J
    For dropping some pebbles where the kiddies did play

    John got upset as did Laddie as well
    The dog ran straight home for John’s mother to tell
    She ran to the park with his Auntie in fits
    And punched the rude lady straight in the tits

    John J and Laddie were a formidable pair
    So tune in next week to hear a few mair
    Of their riveting tales similar to this
    Sorry John J, I’m just taking the piss!

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1194

    He obviously took it well and replied in rhyme….

    Thanks for your poetic response John J
    A fine piece of work I have to say
    I’m a cheeky chappie? Well that’s certainly true
    I hope you didn’t mind me taking the rise out of you

    I thought your tale about Laddie was soo Enid Blyton
    Which is no bad thing as she’s not bad at writin’
    So I decided to make up some rhymes for a laugh,
    Just a little piss-take to post in this gaff

    But John J don’t be too surprised
    When I say you’re one of the blog’s good guys
    And please don’t think I’m going to ridicule
    Any more of your tales, as that wouldn’t be cool

    These yarns, like Laddie, could run and run
    But to overplay it wouldn’t be much fun
    So I’ll leave it there, the joke is over
    Now I’m away for some japes with my own dog, Rover! 

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1195

    Following JJ’s threat to make a formal complaint to Northumbria’s finest….

    (Note: before CH believed FB was living in Bristol, he thought he was in Bangladesh!)

    I realise that Mort gets under folks skin
    But come on tho’ lads, don’t let him get in
    I’ve seen some weird and wonderful things in this gaff
    But calling the cops on Mort?  You must be having a laugh
    These days you can’t get the CID
    To attend if you’ve suffered a burglary
    And if your car gets nicked you’re simply dismissed
    So I’m not sure that trolling is high up on their list

    But John has pals on the force, and they could get very upset 
    To learn there’s a really bad man on the internet 
    Who’s saying cruel things he wouldn’t say to your face 
    And wouldn’t hesitate for a moment in compiling a case…

    “What’s happened John J, how’s he gone too far?”
    “He said I should be beaten with my own guitar”
    “Oh no, John J, that’s the worst thing I’ve heard
    We’ll capture the scoundrel and make him do bird”

    So they did a full search on his IP address 
    And saw the rotter was residing in Bangladesh 
    They despatched some rozzers to apprehend Mort 
    And the baddest troll on the ‘net was finally caught 

    That might be how they roll in Whitley Bay
    But the rest of the world doesn’t see it that way
    I’m not defending Mort or the things that he does
    But is a WUM really a case for the fuzz?

    I think this could be settled in the time honoured way
    So get in touch with old Tom is what I would say
    He’s still got the number of a hired hitman
    Who can terrorise folk from a campervan

    He eventually managed to have Tsunki despatched
    And his snipering skills are truly unmatched
    So surely he must be worth a ‘shot’
    Or how about just ignoring the twot?

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1196

    What’s this I see, John J is to quit?
    Due to a certain someone going on a wee bit
    There’s no need to leave, we want you to stay
    So please reconsider your decision John J

    You really shouldn’t have to get on your bike
    Just to avoid some comments from those you don’t like
    They’re only words on a screen, they can’t really do harm
    Just simply ignore, it works like a charm

    Don’t complain to Ed or the boys in blue
    They can’t be bothered with all that chew
    Learn to treat him like the invisible man
    And tell us more riveting tales from your campervan

    Or the latest news from your post box spotting
    Or the next trip away on the hols that you’re plotting
    You’re respected by everyone that posts on here
    And also by me, I’d like to make that clear

    I know that sometimes I take the P
    But that’s just the sort of thing that I dee
    So don’t walk away, whatever you do
    This is our blog John J, and our blog needs you

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1197

    Am I correct in thinking today’s the day
    That John J ‘s playing at Whitley Bay
    And WL and Pug are going along
    To hear him sing his favourite songs?

    It’s good there’ll be two bloggers there
    And from what I’m hearing, there could well be mair

    Teddy Bear’s Picnic

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, you’re sure of a big surprise
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, you’d better better go in disguise
    For old John J is singing a song
    WL and Pug are tagging along
    Cos today’s the day that Johnny J’s having his big gig

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, and hear a heckling punter
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, it won’t be me or Munster
    Yelling, ‘Junkie John’ and ‘Smackhead Sue’
    Also there must be you know who
    Cos today’s the day that Johnny J’s having his big gig

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, and see a dodgy dancer
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, and see a true romancer
    You’ll know for sure that Magic’s here
    Charming the lasses and drinking the beer
    Cos today’s the day that Magic is having a shindig

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, for an ale that’s powerfully hopped
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, there’s a deal which can’t be topped
    For a very reasonable £10 fee
    You can have a selfie with Wor B
    Cos today’s the day that Wor B’s having a free swig

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, you may see a couple of fights
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, ‘tween Jail and Rotonda Heights
    And if Fenham to Chalfont makes it too
    Then Mort may need an ambulance crew
    Cos every day at Whitley is Black Eye Day

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, cos you fancy a game of darts
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, you’ll meet a guy with smarts
    Cos Coming Home the scientist
    Will smash you up when he gets half pissed
    Cos today’s the day that CH hits the doub-les

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, and see a guy in a scarf and hat
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, who’s shivering like a twat
    You’ll find the lad from Nidderdale
    Demanding his dinner be served by Jail
    Cos today’s the day he finally reveals the mean-ing

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, instead of going to Shields
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, and see a man in heels
    It won’t be Jail, he’s on the rig
    It’ll be the oddball reading Peppa the Pig
    Cos today’s the day that Tuff goes out with Ma-tron

    If you go down to Whitley Bay, to see Martoon and Swablr
    If you go down to Whitley Bay, don’t go throwing a wobbler
    When at the door you find Wor B
    Charging a £10 entrance fee
    Cos today’s the day that Wor becomes John’s agent
    Now John J’s signed with Wor B Enterprises
    He’ll be subjected to all sorts of dodgy advisors
    And If all goes well with the gig today
    And after negotiating to take more than half of John’s pay
    I expect quite soon we all shall see
    Old Johnny J on BGT

    (Bloggers Got Talent)

    Have a good un JJ!

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1198

    Nothing to get outraged about in that lot was there?

    Now on to FB…
    As I said, I’m often hit by Fenners with the ‘Troll Supporter’ stick.

    Not true though is it?

    Mort, I usually say, live and let live
    But you’ve gone too far and something must give
    Dr Ed has taken a very lenient stance
    And in truth you’ve been given every possible chance

    Your banter has gone beyond a joke
    And you’re now upsetting too many folk
    They’re mailing Ed in order to complain
    So now is the time to stop being a pain

    The wind up has gotten well out of hand
    And I can’t believe that you haven’t been banned
    You know that Ed shouldn’t have to face this shit
    So out of respect for the boss, it’s time that you quit

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #1199

    From the days when he adopted the Poet of Prudhoe Park moniker –

    (and I’d taken some flak from one or two, for mentioning him in a rhyme)

    Mort, I’d like a word, Poet to Poet
    You’re so out of order and well you know it
    I’m getting some flak for responding your way
    But I’m doing so again as I’ve got this to say…

    You know that most have had their fill
    And Ed’s being questioned even though he’s ill
    It’s time that you gave yourself a break
    If not for the blog’s, then for Dr Ed’s sake

    Do a reset, then when you come back
    Temper it down and cut the lads some slack
    A joke’s a joke, and banter’s alright
    But you have to give up on this personal shite

    I hope this doesn’t fall on tone deaf ears
    Or I’ll be in trouble again with some of my peers
    So Mort I’m appealing to your better side
    And if this doesn’t work, then at least I tried

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Jul 22, 2024 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #1200

    From the days he was known as Apex Predator –

    There’s a new kid in town causing quite a stir
    Of course it’s AP to whom I refer
    He changes his name but never his style
    He’s the most annoying on here by a country mile

    At first he was Jedi and then he was Mort
    Now he’s AP, still an irritating sort
    He speaks of emojis, to scratch this and that
    But his child like humour makes him sound like a twat

    He thinks he’s funny, but he’s a little bitch
    He’s like that scratch you cannot itch
    He’s like that smell that won’t go away
    He stinks the place out day after day

    I imagine he’s still living in his mam’s home
    And she’s the only woman that he’s ever known
    With his cans of Tizer and Haribo mix
    And when the sugar rush hits he comes here for his fix

    When he gets called out he always likes to retort
    The same as Jedi and the same as Mort
    I became Batty Boy Bard the last time I riled
    What now lies in store from the blogging child?

    I know I shouldn’t really be stirring the pot
    But he’ll be back on here whether we like it or not
    Unless Neil decides he should raise the tone
    And it becomes an adults only zone


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