Tayls of woe! West Brom 4 Newcastle 2.

Posted on January 24th, 2010 | 211 Comments |

James Linnington before the game?
James Linnington before the game?
I only caught this on Radio Newcastle so whatever follows is partly second-hand but…

Amidst some baffling officiating, Newcastle’s ‘Wembley Dream’ was shattered by a strong West Brom team who went two better than their plundering at St James’ last Monday, to take them through to the next round of the FA Cup. But the matchday officials can expect lifelong infamy round these parts, as they more than played their part in the fortunes of the victors.

Chris Hughton made expected changes from the 2-2 draw earlier in the week, which saw Tim Krul replace Harper between the sticks, Ryan Taylor come in at right back for the newly-acquired Danny Simpson and Tamas Kadar slot in for Steven Taylor, who appears to have suffered a serious knee injury following a shoddy challenge from Bednar in the previous game. Fabrice Pancrate and Andy Carroll also started, with Lovenkrands understandably being given time away to spend with his family and Ameobi dropping to the bench. The shape of the team changed as we elected for the 4-4-1-1 approach with Pancrate allowing Guthrie to move into the middle with Smith, Gutierrez in his usual wide left role and Nolan pushing in behind Carroll.

West Brom manager, Roberto Di Matteo, had suggested he would also make changes to protect his squad for the priority of promotion, but it was a very familiar starting eleven which ultimately trotted out. And yet despite that, it seems like they lacked the quality and drive on display in the league game. However, in a first half where Newcastle players were again found wanting for some creativity and where a number barely applied themselves, it was West Brom who took a deserved 2-0 lead into the break.

West Brom took the lead on 17 minutes, when Olsson was given far too much room in the box, which echoed his opportunity in Monday’s game and he headed towards goal, and although debatable, Enrique’s clearance was adjudged to be behind the line. If the first goal was slightly questionable, the second was a sign of what was to come. Bednar carried on where he left off in Monday’s game with some awful fouling and when he had three or four attempts at Tamas Kadar before throwing himself to the floor, the expected outcome was a Toon free kick on the edge of the box.

To the astonishment of both players, fans and commentators alike, referee James Linnington conferred with his linesman and gave a penalty. After a booking for Kadar, up stepped Dorrans to make it 2-0. The remaining fifteen minutes of the first half was largely forgettable and it seemed like a long road back for Newcastle to get anything out of the game.

However, with Ando and Mick Lowes promising that the next goal would be decisive, a much more spirited display in the seond half led to a great run from Gutierrez, and when the Argentinian pulled the ball back for Andy Carroll, the striker volleyed home emphatically with his weaker right foot, and it was game on again.

When Guthrie then crossed from the right, Olsson’s block appeared to come off his arm, though the protests went unheard. And with our tails up it was another ‘Tayls’ who went close to winning the second of three penalty shouts for Newcastle, when he took a tumble in the box, though Lowes and Ando conceded that it could have gone either way. But they more convinced when Ameobi’s first real involvement ended in him being sandwiched between two defenders.

But as the referee waved away the penalty claims, and Shola was left in an injured heap on the floor, West Brom almost inevitably broke. And as Jerome Thomas stepped across Ryan Taylor’s path, the full back put his arm into the forward’s back to send him sprawling. After a lengthy delay, Linnington showed Taylor a red card and Dorrans despatched his second penalty of the game to make it 3-1.

And from being so close to salvation, Toon fortunes went rapidly downhill as Ameobi joined Taylor on the sidelines having not recovered from the ‘sandwich’, and being replaced by Ranger. When Thomas made it 4-1 from a deflection off a great challenge by Enrique and after picking up a couple of silly bookings in frustration and generally looking ragged, most in black and white were just willing the whistle to blow. But Andy Carroll had other ideas and after sidestepping a number of challenges he deposited the ball beyond Carson to reduce the deficit and went close to doing so further after a decent cross from Donaldson who had come on for Guthrie.

But a miracle wasn’t forthcoming and while Hughton and several players protested furiously, the Newcastle fans who had been in good numbers and in good voice behind the goal, made their own feelings known for the officials’ incompetence.

So the road to Wembley comes to a dead-end again, and for some fans a welcome relief to allow us to concentrate on more pressing matters. However, this supporter is personally quite gutted by the outcome, not least by the manner in which it happened. But it’s done now and there’s nothing can be done about it, save perhaps, for a petition to get the officials some much-needed training before they take charge of another professional game.

So where does it leave us? Well arguably it’s a kick in the teeth from our promotion rivals and will inevitably dent our morale slightly, though we did respond well in spite of the adversity pressed upon us. More importantly, we have to consider recent casualties, not least those from this particular game. Danny Simpson is still suffering both physical discomfort from the West Brom league game and the mental torture of being given the runaround by Thomas. Ameobi’s injury is still to be confirmed but he could also be missing.

And now the real ‘Tayls’ of woe, Ryan Taylor now suspended for a handful of games for his straight red card. And arguably the most telling of all was the absence of Steven Taylor, who has reportedly damaged his knee ligaments which could sideline him for the rest of the season. With deals stalling, or in some cases barely starting, to get new recruits through the door, perhaps the disappointment of a cup run ending is the least of our problems right now as we look forward to the home against Palace on Wednesday?

Video highlights.

Us – Krul, R Taylor, Jose Enrique, Smith, Coloccini, Kadar, Pancrate, Guthrie, Carroll, Nolan, Gutierrez.

Subs – Harper, Tozer, LuaLua, Donaldson Shane Ferguson, Ameobi, Ranger

West Brom – Carson, Olsson, Cech, Tamas, Jara, Koren, Brunt, Thomas, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Bednar.

Subs – Kiely, Martis, Zuiverloon, Teixeira, Cox, Mattock, Miller.

Att -16,102 (including 3,000+ noisy Mags)

P.S. Apologies for the tardiness, but the Bowburns had a late one last night…

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211 Responses

  1. Hey up bowburn, how the devil are yee?

    Still disappointed, but it’s nice to see the ref getting his fair share of hammerings off of people! Another one trying to make a name off the back off Newcastle ;)

    We can’t blame the ref entirely, but he made key decisions at key points that swayed the game. At 2-1, we were the most likely to nick another and his decsions changed the flow of the game at that point.

    I just wished we could have knacked some of their players! Seeing Taylor sent off for breaking Dorrans’ legs instead would have been handy and would impair West Brom.

  2. I see the NOTW is saying Allardyce is after Smith with us taking Keith Andrews in return? I’d accept that.

  3. Aye, canny toons!! What about your good self?

    Off out with the family to walk the dog down next to the old Toon training ground in Houghall so catch up later!!

  4. i know some are relieved that we have been knocked out the cup however it should send the alarm bells ringing to hooters. Without at least 3 decent loan players, cos i cant see us buying anyone, then i strongly believe we will lose our momentum at the top.
    Players are failing to reach agreement on contract terms, our ten point lead has been eroded, we’ve lost 3 players, and we have only won once in the last six games.
    It remains to be seen if the fat man realises the perilous situation. Doubt it tho.

  5. Ryan Taylor and Kadar are fecking idiots making challenges like that. Class goal by Carroll from Gutierrez’s run and pass. Gooal goal by himself too but poor decision making by Enrique to clear that ball… across the face of goal.

    I don’t think their goal was over the line for the first one, but you can’t excuse the poor defending for the other 3.

  6. Toonsy
    disagree with the smith andrews swop. andrews is slower than smith.
    looking back at yesterday the one up front and nolan in the “hole” failed again can only remember it working at ipswich but CH persists with it away from home.
    we need joey in centre of midfield. nolan out.

  7. Owl heed said in the programme last week the board are prepared to back CH in the transfer market. More lies. the chants of get outta of our club will be turned up. i know women and children don’t like it but opinions need to be voiced.
    not a fan of boycotts. and i don’t mean the cricketer

  8. the reality of the smith / andrews deal is it does not matter what we the fans or even CH think. FCB will see as getting a high earner out the door and somebody cheaper in. that will appeal.

  9. Just A opinion of mine,actually i felt that we might even get into semi-final of this season FA CUP,seeing Man United,Liverpool already out.Leaving Just Potential Aston Villa,FA CUP holder Chelsea,And Spurs to fight for the Cup.

    Even Spurs are forced a replay,thanks to the Long-term Target Of Our,Beckford.

    Such A good chance this season in FA CUP wasted by a woeful referee-ing.

    Oh well,Hope Next season FA CUP,we get Much,Much More better Luck.


  10. I have always been a big fan of Newcastle United, especially the supporters but I find this commentary and comments after to be strange and disappointing to say the least.

    The second comment on here about breaking Dorrans leg is disgusting. We have played 3 hugely entertaining games and the Albion only coming off better in the cup match…and if you watched the highlights our penalties were clear as day. No one can say whether the ball was across the line for the first goal but it was given by the linesman not the referee initially and let me assure you we havent been getting any of the decisions going our way this season, including some at your place on monday.

    We beat you. Just take it. right now it appears that you are acting like cry babies and it doesnt become you. I have no doubt that you will win the league…I hope that you do and that we come up with you but comments like those on this site do not do you any favours. We got the better of you on this occasion. Big deal. Maybe it will spur you guys on to spank every other team this season. We had it at Forest when we played like a bunch of fools. Sometimes a result like this is a wake up call.

    Now be gracious in defeat and retain the respect of so many fans around the country.

  11. First of all I would just like 2 say
    Thats how you beat the mighty Newcastle :) Boing Boing!!

    Maybe it was a bit controversial but the 2 penalties decisions were justified. The only complaint Newcastle can have is they were unlucky to not get a penalty themselves but we were just the better side simple as that! And it could have easily gone to 5-1 before it went to 4-2. Luck evens out, we should have won Monday nite. The Geordies moan that the ref was on our side, but the ref was on their side Monday! Every tackle we made, they got a free kick, their 1st goal on Monday was from a free kick that shouldn’t have been. Even after all that we still managed to outplay them at their place and how Miller didnt score was unbelievable. We had twice as many shots/corners and should have won! Like people on here have said we have been the better side in all 3 meetings.

    The problem is Newcastle dont like losing. Even though the result was never really in question and even if u take away our 2 pens… they still didnt do enough to win. Their luck had to run out some time. I have seen a few of their games and they have had the ref on their side most of the season, recently against Middlesboro in particular stands out. the way some of their players acted as well was a disgrace.

    Todays result just re-affirms what Newcastle are all about, yes they have magnificent support. No, they dont belong in this league. But they are just a bunch of moaning bad losers. They think just cuz they are Newcastle they should get everything their own way. The club has gone through some bad times and they have nothin in a footballing sense to brag about. But the toon fans I have met in my life are arrogant in a different way to the likes of Chelsea/Man Utd. They genuinley think Newcastle is the centre of the universe. And I dont know where all this comes from that they have got a great set of fans??

    They are top of the league, and at the final whistle Monday nite they boo their team after a good result for them, just beacuse they didnt win. Like I say just bad losing moaners! I dont wanna just bash newcastle cuz as I say they are Premiership club that deserves more, and they have a following that most teams (Not All) would be proud of… its just a shame they are not very sporting like.

    Anyway, even though its only the cup. This should send a message out to the rest of the division. Great result Boing Boing!!

  12. Bomber Baggie, Although I agree with you on a footballing level, I have found Newcastle fans to be some of the best I have ever met and entirely gracious….although the reaction on many blogs after yesterdays game certainly seems to back your theory.

    I would have taken the three points in the league over the cup victory, but I would hope that the Toon army would back us to go forward and do well….even if they do it in an attempt to have us weakened in the league.

    Good luck this season Geordies…but try to be a little more sporting in defeat.

  13. alright lads, just watched the highlights but didnt see much in the way of our penalty claim. Great finish from Carroll for the first one and he did well to make the second for himself. Their first looked dubious but we’ll never know.

    Would have liked to see the game in full to be honest, obviously .com will be somewhat bias but if their match report regarding the referee is in any way accurate then him and his two linesman seemingly had an absolute shocker, down to missing foul throws and allowing Carson at one point to the restart the game with the ball in his hands- just simple mistakes that shouldnt be made at any level let alone at this one. No, i’m not blaming the referee for the fact we lost, but it sounds like he was in no way in control of the game or aware of what was going on around him!

  14. Two independent views of opposing fans,as a Newcastle fan I thought we were lucky to get a point on Monday against a very mobile West Brom, yesterday probably got what we deserved, being on the receiving end of a footballing broken leg I wouldn’t condone anybody going out to “cripple” anybody, I don’t like losing but you have to be gracious and sporting about it, not something many top managers portray in the after match interviews, I don’t know which toon fans you have met whom seem to think they are the centre of the Universe, undoubtedly they will be the same bunch Sky Sports News round on when there is any controversial News story at St James’.
    Hopefully on some occasion you’ll meet some knowledgeable and canny folk who may persuade you to see us Northerners or Geordies in a different light.

  15. I have found Geordies to be some of the most knowledgeable fans in the country and always got on with them.

    I feel very sorry for the way the club has treated the fans over the years, including having this Muppet Ashley at the helm. To be honest there arent many clubs in the world that have the kind of support Newcastle have considering (and this isn’t meant to be a snipe) you guys havent won anything in years.

    The fans deserve better and as I said before are usually great. I think you will find that in this league no one is nailed on to win anything and just cause the Toon have been in the prem a long time, there is no God given right to win and go back up. Many clubs have found this out at their peril and I can understand to a degree the Newcastle fans thinking that they would walk the league and go straight back up (which, to be fair you are doing!).

    I, for one dont like seeing Newcastle down here. I think that they belong in the prem and as I have said I have always had a soft spot for them BUT it is also a good thing cause it shows the “invincibles” in the prem that no one is safe.

    Great post Hammy.69. Good luck this season.

  16. I didn’t see enough of the game to comment on the ref. But two things I am pleased about are, we don’t have to play them again and we are out of the cup. It’s almost certainly going to be won by a premier side so it would have been a dissapoint waiting to happen, the baggies won’t win it either. At least we will have fewer games in which our players could sustain injuries.
    As the baggie supporter said we need to get over it and concentrate on improving our league form, onwards and upwards!!

  17. Damn it,This season FA CUP is up for grabs, Arsenal Are Out!!!!!!

    Which Left Chelsea, Villa, Maybe Spurs…This 3 only High chance BPL team to win.

    Anyway,Hope Magpies are able to get full concentration on Crystal Palace Match.

  18. Strange to see baggies making comments on here but good luck to them. I would like to say however they can hardly be qualified on support critique. One of the worst turnouts all season on monday night and a desperate turnout yesterday suggests they should put their own house in order before sniping at us

  19. Firstly I can’t condone comments about “breaking Dorrans leg”
    but I don’t like hypocracy either
    The absolutely disgusting tackle by Bednar on Steven Taylor which may have put him out for the season was so late it had to be premeditated
    if you claim that that was a one off what about the tackle on Gutierrez in the second half on Monday that would have done the same to him had he not got out of the way
    I had hoped that we would go up with WBA as I thought they were a good footballing team
    I have changed my opinion this week
    everyone knows it’s easier to look good when you play on the counter attack, but the tactics at the back certainly aren’t attractive
    I am not complaining about referee’s although we couldI I just don’t like people complaing about possible threats when they have actually done worse themselves themselves

  20. DavidR
    I agree with you. Summary of WBA’s play – excellent flowing football – the best team we have seen at SJP- and a good midfield; cynical defending on Monday night (instructions -“stop Gutierrez every time he gets past you”) and two definite “red-card” tackles that should have seen Bednar and A.N.Other (I forget who) off and indeed out of yesterday’s game. I hope RDM didn’t try to add crippling as many of your challengers’ players to hinder the rest of their campaign to the task of winning the game.
    Funny that on one of the Baggies fan-sites they talk about Newcastle’s “physical game” being found out by the referee – but which team has ended up with 2 injured players as a result of a crude late tackle and a missed penalty foul?
    And playing on with an injury to the other side? I seem to recall the Toon kicking the ball out last Monday when in a good attacking position because of an “injury” to a Baggies player – only for said player to get up without treatment, followed by the ball “sportingly” being hoofed all the way back to Harper. None of the crowd were fooled by this – more RDM tactcs?

  21. Buda…whatever…..
    It is all about quality pal, not quantity. My comments were not about how many people you brought but the unsporting way you have conducted yourself after defeat. As I have seen from this thread people like yourself seem to me in the minority, which is what I though.

    The squeaky wheel gets the oil though huh. I will not go on about your lack of success in recent years out of respect for the decent fans that are on here but it would be very easy for me to start going on about the misgivings at your club, so lets not throw stones huh?

    David r…you will not go up from this league playing pretty. Sometimes you have to win ugly. I would imagine that a lot of clubs are scared of facing a club like Newcastle but after we beat you I guarantee more will be coming to St James park to “have a go”.

    As far as HYPOCRISY goes…no baggy has said that we wished for any of your players to be harmed. One of our players going in hard on one of yours? Well where is the HYPOCRISY in that? I certainly would not wish for any injury on any player, especially so it would “HAMPER” West Brom. Shocking pal.

    Well it appears there are more numpties out there than I thought. Shame. You are doing a great job of sullying your image and that of your club right now.

  22. By the way Guttierez is a great player. Why does he feel the need to fall over like bambi every time he is touched? Doesnt need to. He had the beating of Jara all day long.

  23. Looks like S.Taylor out for the long term its the one area we did’nt want any longterm injury problems

  24. well hows my old sparring partner this fine day sorry i didnt have time for you lastnite it was along old day. i hope u havn’t put the pic up to indimidate me :lol:
    budalovesa patsy as you say strange to see so many fat baggie birds on here mouthing of about the mighty magpies they need to look after their own nest.

  25. Follow the rules. No player should stop play for an injured one. It is up to the ref. Those are the rules.

  26. Moondust….I actually came here in peace. It is silly to think that two groups of fans cannot talk after a game.

    By the way…enough of the toon came on baggies sites and you are welcome to do so. If you expect to say comment about breaking one of our players legs…then what do you expect? Very sad lads. Anyway…for the decent fans out there…good luck. I think you will win the league and I would love to see you in the prem with us. Shame about some of the fans on here. I will not see The Toon army in the same light again.

  27. mightybaggie mate,dont tarnish us all,as footy fans everyware have in common is passion,passion about there clubs and some times we say befor thinking and as for Bednar he usally so high NASA struggle to find him

  28. Mightybaggie u cannit expect to come on here and not get a bit of stick its part of the fun. but you make a real good point fans should be able to talk after a game. Good luck to yersels getti 2nd place just behind us ;)

  29. Mightybaggie > By the way…enough of the toon came on baggies sites and you are welcome to do so

    just makesure u dont let batty on ur blog he eats thrush’s alive

  30. Mightybaggie says:
    January 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    “Moondust….I actually came here in peace.”

    No you didn’t. You came here in an attempt to patronise us, but you failed.

  31. Mightybaggie >>> divent u come on here and give my m8 mooncrust stick now run along iam sure u have another baccy run to do before ya gan bed

  32. Workey ticket….not everyone is out to have a go. No patronizing intended. You are wrong I’m afraid.

    Oh and Barton…I think that Bednar should have been banned for life after that incident..well you know which one I mean…but it is a shame that imho he wasnt cause of financial reasons. Same with your boy Barton, Terry and a few others. It does tarnish the club in my opinion.

  33. Mightybaggie says:
    January 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    Workey ticket….not everyone is out to have a go. No patronizing intended. You are wrong I’m afraid.

    Oh and Barton…I think that Bednar should have been banned for life after that incident..well you know which one I mean…but it is a shame that imho he wasnt cause of financial reasons. Same with your boy Barton, Terry and a few others. It does tarnish the club in my opinion.
    <<<<<< no 1 gives a fck aboot ur opinions so jog on ya brummy bag of shite

  34. Ok….nice Batty.

    Bomber…not arse licking…just being civil. We beat them. No need to gloat. I do like Newcastle. Shame that they have fans like Batty.

    Oh and for your information Batty…we are not Brummies. We are from the Black country. Your attitude is everything that is wrong with this country. Now…go pick up your welfare check little boy and continue to complain about a game of football as It is all you have in your life. :) Lol. how sad.

  35. mightybaggie
    calm down mate calm down
    we don’t want aggressors on here we have enough with batty and workyticket.
    lets agree monday was a fair result and saturday was a deserved victory for your crowd and we are looking for excuses.
    but you must agree your fellow baggies haven’t been the best supporters this week.
    honestly i think forest will stutter and we will both go up. every likeihood we’ll both come back down.
    that’s enough crawling.
    are you happy with the season so far. we have won our points without total domination. how have you done

  36. Mightybaggie says:
    January 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    “Workey ticket….not everyone is out to have a go. No patronizing intended. You are wrong I’m afraid.”

    No, they aren’t. But when some people “have a go” as you put it, at least thay have the courage to be upfront about it, and don’t put it in a sneaky, underhanded, patronising and cowardly way such as:

    “My comments were not about how many people you brought but the unsporting way you have conducted yourself after defeat. As I have seen from this thread people like yourself seem to me in the minority, which is what I though.

    The squeaky wheel gets the oil though huh. I will not go on about your lack of success in recent years out of respect for the decent fans that are on here but it would be very easy for me to start going on about the misgivings at your club, so lets not throw stones huh?”

  37. Mightybaggie >>>> the trouble with the country is that there is too many politically correct arse oles like you in it that sit on there fat arses spouting shite ya dip shit bet ya the last job u had was milk monitor at school

  38. I think its a bit unfair to say that Bednar is normally so high that even NASA can’t find him……….he plays for West Brom, his wages are low, he can’t afford it very often.

  39. Batty, trust me on this…………I know what Mightys last job was, and it definately wasn’t as a milk monitor :-))

  40. Baggie66 ok i forgot he,s been working as a pimp for the last 3 years aswell as doing his baccy runs :lol:

  41. how do the west brom management get bednar to cross the white line,without him trying to snort it?

  42. TROJAN 69 says:
    January 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    how do the west brom management get bednar to cross the white line,without him trying to snort it?

    by promising him more after he cross’s the line. but then if you played for them you would need to be on that or crack

  43. batty says:
    January 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    “Mightybaggie >>>> the trouble with the country is that there is too many politically correct arse oles like you in it that sit on there fat arses spouting shite ya dip shit bet ya the last job u had was milk monitor at school”

    batty, he’s trying to be insulting in a sneaky, roundabout way, because he thinks he can maintain some sort of moral high ground that way and seem like a “reasonable” person who is above all that, when really he isn’t.

    No one could ever accuse you of that! :-)

  44. Being serious for a minute lads, can I just say –

    D’ya know why Fergie is hated more than liked ?, do you know why being the best manager in this country for the last 20 years still see’s him a figure of hatred. Its because of all his bellyaching when he gets beat. If he loses its because of the ref, the linesman, the 4th official, the Sun, the Mirror, the hot dog bloke……..you get the picture.

    I have always rated you as fans, yesterday might have been down to the ref, who knows, I haven’t seen slow motion replays yet, but the fact is this……sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t, just accept that it happens, put your hands up and say ‘yeah…we got beat’

    Please don’t turn into the football fans equivalent of Fergie.

  45. how can you say bednar should have been sent off on monday night? do you lot own televisions up there? bednar came across and taylor kicked him after his follow through. i wouldnt worry about it anyway because taylor isnt that good, he wouldnt get in our team. ive never met so arrogant whinging fans in all my life. some of you need a reality check, i just feel sorry for the ones that actaully realise you were beaten by the better team, and would have been on monday aswel if it wasnt for us missing an open goal.

    you are not famous anymore, come to think of it you never were.

    we’d have 40,000 fans a week if we was the only football club in a city as big as yours.

    yes you will go up as champions, but we will be the best team you will play this season and you havent beaten us.

    people in glass houses shouldnt throw stones!

  46. how much would you get for the hawthorns in scrap value,with all that corrugated iron,just think 40,000 people contracting asbestosis from that wreck.

  47. Jesus christ, WBA beat us once and they come on here gloating, look lads, its one game and good luck but piss off back onto your own site and spout your shite on there.

  48. we dont need to gloat, we took the piss yesterday on the pitch.

    the ref must have seen the game on monday night and saw all you fannys diving about and moaning like women in the stands

  49. Jesus christ, WBA beat us once and they come on here gloating, look lads, its one game and good luck but piss off back onto your own site and spout your shite on there.

    I dont see anybody gloating BBB

  50. M666EYS run along soft lad and sort ur life out oh and watch batty dosn’t smack u on the way out u reject

  51. So it is true, i heard you had restarted the site!,its looking as good as ever and instantly recognised a lot of the old posters,its like you never shut it down really.
    Ed,there are other sites that have tried to replicate yours but nothing came close to you with your wide-ranging articles,keep the good work up.

  52. M666EYS i told ur missus i wasnt picking the kids up so you may get up of ur fat baggie ass and pick them up.

  53. Children, children , please enough already, let the Brummy go.
    Whats up with Ashleys official announcement of a wage cap on all new signings “when” we arrive in the PL.
    Seems he`s got it all sussed out, gain promotion with the horses we have and pick up a few players in the summer, of course under the cap (which is 30k.) and next stop a league championship , European cup and tons of dosh.
    There is money to be made granted, otherwise both Liverpool owners would not have sold their north American franchises in order to stay with Liverpool, but on looking at what`s being spent by the leading clubs in the PL and in Europe 30k. is peanuts.
    The reality is that for that kinda dosh, we can expect at best a mid level PL finish or become an elevator side like The Baggies.
    In which case lets hope Ashley can find a buyer as soon as possible, unless everyone has become accustomed to being a big fish in a little pond.

  54. M666EYS says:
    January 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    i spose the mom jokes will be out in a bit….


    I have standards soft lad the last thing i want is a serious dose of thrush

  55. ill leave you lot to pick eachothers knuckles off the floor.

    see you next season.

    Boing Boing

  56. chuck says:
    January 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    “Whats up with Ashleys official announcement of a wage cap on all new signings “when” we arrive in the PL.”

    Chuck, when did Ashley make an “official announcement” about a £30,000 per week wage cap?

  57. I thought this was going to be our year this year!

    On a serious note we know what our priorities are this season and it’s not an FA cup run when we’ve got little chance of winning the thing anyway.

  58. By the way can someone tell Ed to write some more articles, he’s only done the 5 today.

  59. Rangerman i think uncle Ed is suffering from insomnia he has done over 50 in a week but it must make him happy :)

  60. I’ve just remembered that it was James Linington who once sent off so many Swansea players during a Carling Cup match, he had to persuade Swansea to leave an injured player standing around on the pitch just to avoid the game being abondoned due to the six man rule.

  61. just lets put yesterdays result into pespective . They beat us but it was in the FA cup and not where it matters this season the ccc . Lets face it last season we where shite and we finished above them and this season we will finish above them again :)

  62. chuck says:
    January 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Read it on the BBC sports section from to-day`s Sunday Express.”

    That wasn’t an “official announcement”, Chuck. It was just a made up story in a low quality newspaper which has no substance or credibility whatsoever.

  63. Rangerman says:
    January 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    “By the way can someone tell Ed to write some more articles, he’s only done the 5 today.”

    Your wish has been granted, Rangerman. It’s six stories now.

  64. WORKEY
    Yes your honor, I do apologize for using hearsay.
    Actually i only added the official for a reaction,
    However there`s seldom smoke without fire and would`nt be surprised if in fact it was true.

  65. Very sad. I was by no means coming on here and gloating or having a go. Unfortunately it has gone that way. I was not patronizing. I do like (or now did) like the Toon army and always had a soft spot for them.

    I do not think that we played you lot off the park at all…we were pretty evenly matched (and if I am being completely honest, we should not be. You have a millionaire owner, more years in the premiership and a bigger stadium).

    We beat you….so what. As I said we would have rather had 3 points in the league and closed the gap.

    Your accusations leveled at me are wrong and indicative of the victim mentality that you showed over yesterdays result.

    I honestly came on here to have a chat with fans that I respect. I took exception to the “Breaking Dorrans leg” comment as it is completely out of order. I can see that there majority of decent Newcastle fans are drowned out by the mouthy minority. I still hope you go up and sort out what is going on behind the scenes at the club. Think what you want about my reasons for coming on here. Good luck for the rest of the season.

  66. Yeah Ed is working like a mad man to try and crush .org….that is the whole reason I stopped going on there it was impossible to get any banter going as it was just article overload all the time.

    As mentioned on a previous thread..Wenger will win NOWT Haha !!
    Just listening to all the glory chasing artificial gooners on 606…MUPPETS !

  67. As for the print media, I have no idea how they survive, few have any credibility and in general there seems to be an appeal to the lowest common denominator a race to the bottom.
    There are at present somewhere in the region of a half dozen media giants here in the US, who inform us what is happening in our world (according to them) pretty scarey in fact.
    Not to mention the quality of writing or the political whack jobs and crazies on both radio and tv.
    Getting worse bro.

  68. Mightybaggie – you observations about the loud mouthed supporters are correct.

    Many of them were to blame for relegation last year as much as any other failing at the club – they boo’d and “arrgghhhhed” every misplaced pass, unsettled the team and went on a campaign of hate against their own club, to defend the coward who ran away again.

    Youre lucky – many of us have to tolerate these morons every day and in the ground, I am told every club has them – footballs poorer for it and weak Chairmen are getting themselves in debt and ruining their clubs futures trying to satisfy their own band of morons.

    And by the way – Ashley is appreciated by many for what he has done – he is a terrible communicator granted – but he has also saved our clubs future when the previous regime had removed the money into their grubby pockets.

    The same people you rightly have a go at – are the ones that ignore the 300million Ashley has put into the club – and then demand trophy signings as we are a big club and have a right to win the premier league!

    All success that is worthwhile is worked for – many of have our roots in the North East and our area was born out of hard honest work. Its a shame the freeloaders ruin it for many – but thats unfortunately what we are saddled with.

  69. Agree SJT big time
    the football arsenal play is wonderful but wenger and their cockney fans are arrogant arseholes and i too hope they win nothing
    the missus always says “you want nobody to win anything” and she is right I want the toon to win everything.
    you have to have dreams

  70. Roy Cropper
    Yep, gonna watch the JETS in the semis against the Colts.
    Not a great fan of whats called football in these here US, but it`s a NY team, so what the hell.
    And yes Amstel will play a significant role.

  71. What the hell are all the baggies doing here??? One of them said that we weren’t famous anymore… If thats the case why the hell are they all sniffing round here like a bunch of dogs round a bitch on heat! Even in loss we still retain a certain magnetism that attracts the lower teams! He He…

  72. Stardust. Thanks for a nice post.
    To be honest all I have heard is negativity about Ashley so it is interesting to hear another Geordies point of view.

    We have had our share of nay sayers at our club…as it has been split since Megson left and our tight fisted chairman installed Robson. 50% wanted him…50% didnt. That has now spilled over into the same figures on the chairman. Half think he is doing a good job and being prudent, the other think he is ripping the club and the fans off.

    I dont understand fans booing their own club, especially when finances are limited…ie those are the players you have got and have to stick with them. This can only be counter productive, especially when you lot are top and we have been second for most of the season.

  73. Erm we just played you…isnt that a good reason to be on here….as you lot have been on our sites.

  74. Mightybaggie “I dont understand fans booing their own club, especially when finances are limited…ie those are the players you have got and have to stick with them.”

    Neither do I but apparently last year it was fully acceptable to hate the owner, demo every game, sit in silence in the ground, spend every second during every pint before the game hating Ashley, accuse him of asset stripping (when the accounts show he hasnt taken a penny out) then expect that city wide hatred not to affect the team!

    But thats our past and many more are waking up to the good he has done – he has made mistakes but dont we all – as long as they were made with the right intentions?

    Watch out for NUST – they typify the type of people we are on about – they were formed in a rage when KK walked out – and demand rights, demand a say, releasing stories akin to lies to the press, asking people for the pensions to invest in their dream of buying the club when they havent even got a financial model. The press are singing them up – just so they can laugh at us again when it all comes crashing down.

    At least after today you can go back to your own blog and folks – some of us are stuck in these pessimists ground hog day of doom – and it aint much fun!

  75. nathandio, the baggies are on here because we’re everywhere. We’re a ‘Big Club’ you see with a massive fanbase and the best fans in the land. We’re always seen and heard ; )

    You are my Aaalbion, my only Aaalbion. You make me happy when skies are grey

    Shoes off for the Albion!

    Ha’way the West Brom!

    Best fans in the land ; ) : O

  76. Stardust says:
    January 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    “Mightybaggie – you observations about the loud mouthed supporters are correct.”

    Thanks for that vote of support, Stardust, you obsequious little turncoat.

  77. Aye Aye, you pure little dafties!!!!!

    Hoo man, dafties, you’s aren’t ganna believe what am ganna tell yi’s like but if yi divvent yi’s are pure radge packets like!!

    Big Mick has just tekkin me, me mother, and Dekka “owl heed” , up in his helicopta. Woo hooooo hooo hoo!! Pure mental as oot man!

    Big Mick phones is up today like and telt is he was ganna pick is up in his chopper! A just thought he meant his chopper bike like, but the next thing a kna, a can hear a helicopter above me hoose in Benwell. A thought straight away like its the bizzies after is, so a hid under the mattress.!! Ha Ha, the daft radgie liberty takers never check the hidden drawers under the mattress!! Ha Ha!
    Anyways the next a kna is, Big Mick’s ringing me mobile.


    Hoo man, me and me mother legs it doon the park and jumps in his chopper!! Pure raker craic like!!

    Anyways, Dekka starts hanging oot the side door when wu above the Angel of the North like and starts p!ss!ng on the tourists!! Pure mental Dekka like!

    Anyways, wu flies owa Durham jail and a could see me dad. He was howking aboot 20 screws with just his fists like! ! He did aal that wi a spliff in his mooth and waving at me at the same time!!

    He’s not that bothered aboot Big Mick knockin me mother off like, cos he kna’s he’s ganna get a season ticket for the upper tier off Big Mick when he gets oot!! Proper bloke like Big Mick man!

    On wu way back, the bizzie chopper tried to knock wu oot the sky and were firing real bullets like! But Big Mick was deing dive bombs and spins to get oot the way of the bullets. Ha ha!! Pure doylems the bizzies like!

    You should of saw Big Mick. He teks a gram of toot in front of the bizzie chopper coppers and laughs at them and shouts out the window.


    Seen nowt like man! Big Mick just gans off it and presses the turbo button and we just shoot off at near the speed of light.! You might think am mekkin it up like, but nee way!
    He just hovered above wu back yard and me and me mother jumped aboot 40 ft onto the yard floor, but cos we were totally off wu faces we just boonced up like pure radgies and went in the hoose!!

    Me mother made the best monster munch sandwiches and yorkshire puddings for Sunday dinner!!

    Here dafties, am gannin noo like cos ave gotta weigh in the lead flashing from the garage roofs before it gets owa early.

    Laters, gaters!!!

  78. Mightybaggie – you should probably know that Stardust is mental mind.

    As for –

    “I have always been a big fan of Newcastle United, especially the supporters but I find this commentary and comments after to be strange and disappointing to say the least.”

    I did say it was secondhand, but it sounded very much like we were denied a chance to battle back by inept officiating. I conceded you had a deserved lead at the break because that’s what our lads said on the radio.

    You’ve come on to our site, read one comment and then called us cry babies. Very magnanimous of you.

    In truth, I think in football terms, we are behind yourselves and Forest but we’ve had the ability to grind out results until now. Yet we’ve certainly been outplayed by teams who have already come and had a go at us. On Monday I watched you outplay us for long spells and yet we were resilient enough not concede all of the points. And I thought some of the challenges were awful, Bednar’s in particular. There was also the incident that magpie6699 mentioned, when so far as I saw, the player didn’t actually leave the field of play after the physio came on, and then received the ball within seconds of the restart.

    You’ll find most fans will get wound up when the opposition comes on and tries to tell them how they should and shouldn’t behave. Or what they should and shouldn’t expect. But I’ll buy you a pint at the end of the season anyway, and explain why we went up and you didn’t…

  79. Oi Ape
    Shame that for a such a great big club your support at St. James on Monday was so Piss poor! I went to the Plymouth game a few weeks ago and we managed to fill the away stand down there!

  80. Thanks BBM and Worky for your references on my fine character lol – but as you know – I speak as I find – and I certainly didnt take any offence by Mightybaggies straight forwardness – though I very much disagree with the refereeing of both games – the results remain – just as when last season if Viduka’s “goal” had been allowed to stand we wouldnt even be having this conversation now – but just the same as the results of these games – it matters not – its in the past now – onwards and upwards.

  81. BBM > You’ll find most fans will get wound up when the opposition comes on and tries to tell them how they should and shouldn’t behave. Or what they should and shouldn’t expect. But I’ll buy you a pint at the end of the season anyway, and explain why we went up and you didn’t…

    here here

  82. Well that’s me put in my place by the better half. I’m getting chucked off the PC 8O

    I’ll be back to read further diatribe later but if I don’t respond meantime, you’ll know I’m not being rude. I’m just ironing and tidying up and generally doing whatever else that huge thumb tells me to…

  83. nathandio, we fill every away end up and down the country, we just dont when we play you because we know how amazing you Geordies are and dont want to even try to outsing you lot. Your just so loud, so passionate, so amazing, we just dont bother. But anywhere else we ram pack the Away Ends and even the Home ends.

  84. of topic but thought it wa so funny.

    “The important thing is to be happy,” Robinho explained to Radio Bandeirantes.
    “Money is not everything.
    “Here, Mancini only makes me play from time to time.
    “I do not accept it and I told him so.
    “We’ve got a World Cup [coming up].”

    its a pity the greedy cnut didn’t think of that before he signed. :lol:

  85. Mightybaggie.. Did we play Newcastle yesterday!

    A good ref would of sent off popeye and pluto,alas the over weight thugs nolan and smith.Take a look at the 1st goal your defender was standing behind the line and used the outside of his boot,have a look,the ref and linesman got it right.Lets face your 1st corner was at 44 minutes,totaly outplayed could have been a cricket score.

  86. What other reason would Baggie fans have for coming on to this blog, other than gloat, duh !
    And they have the nerve to assume that by using a politically correct tude combined with what can only be described as a patronizing manner, will be acceptable.
    Only poor old Stardy fell for it, having his own go at our fans, whats up with that, joining forces with a bunch of patronizing baggies against your fellow fans ?
    Yo! Stardy, Howeh man !

  87. Stardust
    too often you have had your say on the good fans of this club because they dare differ your opinion.

    I suggest you get yourself onto the Arsenal bloog where they are the perfect blueprint and you can kiss as many cockney arses as you wish.

    See ya, we will so miss you!!

  88. bomberbaggie
    I take it you meant alias smith and nolan not alas.
    spelling has never been a strong point of in breds

  89. Stardust
    A footnote to my last comment at ya!!

    I dont think there will be as many Cockney arses the size of big Mikes mind so you may have to be content with licking the littler ones, but more of them???


    PS Still see he is using the Arsenal Blueprint and not investing in the team because we are riding high in the league…..grrrreat!! You werre right all along, the Arsenal Blueprint does work……..HEEERo HEEEEEro

  90. As I said Taylor is out…
    Latest Snippet…Beckford was put off signing for NUFC because he was told he would nto be able to earn anymore than the wage cap even if we were promoted!!

    Mike Ashleys good friend Peter Storry tried to sell Williamson on the sly from Portsmouth to make Ashley look like he is trying to sign Players!! (When actually he has no intention of making any new permanent additions)

    Ashley will put the club up for sale for 200m if they gain promotion, and he will have made himself a tidy little profit as he is currently paying himself back his loan!!! With a 12.5% interest rate!

    Ill leave it for you the fans to decide, look out for some neet window dressing in the next accounts

    Over and out!

  91. Is there any confirmation of Taylors injury? the offical website is useless for information. If so we need to buy/loan a decent replacement like Curtis Davies, Miles Addison, Zat Night, Leon Cort theres loads of possibilities. Should of got Campbell in when we could of!

  92. You are top of the league and by some margin at this point. Yes we beat you in the cup but the long and the short of it is that we want promotion not a cup run so I dont see why we would be gloating.
    Of course when some fans make stupid comments there will be mudslinging on both sides as retaliation but I will say it again…I did not come on here to gloat.
    The fact is that there has been a lot of moaning about the ref and it may be justified but to be honest you are above that. So what you were knocked out of the cup. You will not be moaning about it when we get a fixtures pile up or an injury to a key player as a result.
    The in was good psychologically for us as we needed to put the forest result behind us once and for all and i think this will do it.
    Heres a question for you.How did the toon react to houghton being appointed?He has done a great job in the circumstances. Does he have a long term contract or will he be out even if he takes you back up? Is KK coming back? Have to say the year you were ahead of man u I think every fan in the country wanted you to do it. How things would have been different if you had huh? Same with us in the Ron Atkinson years.

  93. T-F i havn’t seen any news at all on Taylor and the only source i could find for the story was the Times.
    our clubs PR is utter shite

  94. Did anyone see O’Connor and Hooper play for Scunny today?
    If decent is there any danger of us making a move for either.

  95. Mightybaggie so u have Reading away thats another game in feb for you’s
    in many ways im glad we are out of the cup and there is no chance KK will be back

  96. Dont change the subject, we were talking about how Toon are the worst treated club by F.A. and officials because they are the best club and fans in the land.

    I feel for you lot. You should be Champions League and Title contenders irrespective of how poorly you’ve picked your Managers and spent your money.

  97. i will say this again? how the hell should bednar be banned after the taylor collision? if you watch the replay you will see taylors follow through caught bednar!

    wow you filled the away end at plymouth. but then again it is easy to fly from newcastle down to plymouth on an internal flight, am i wrong? we have plymouth in a couple of weeks, im sure we will fill the away end too. in fact if we do i think ill apply for a blue peter badge.

    you lot up there are so far from the real world, you demand success while slagging the only man who dug you out of a big hole. id love someone to put 300m into our club!

    yes you will go up, but we’ll be right behind you

  98. i’ll clarify. Break dorrans’ leg, or both. Lets see how the baggies like missing key players

  99. Exactly Moondust. ANOTHER game in feb for us…and we have to move an existing fixture. I think we will beat Reading and go on to the next round but lets see. Our form away from home has been better so I am glad it is an away fixture.

    When we got to the semis a couple of years ago we thought it may affect our league performance and it appeared to have no effect. We shall see. With the Albion you never know which team is gonna turn up!

  100. budalovesa patsy says:
    January 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Did anyone see O’Connor and Hooper play for Scunny today?
    If decent is there any danger of us making a move for either.”

    Hooper didn’t really stand out from the rest of the Scunthorpe team, and I don’t think that O’Connor played. Man City’s Petrov seemed to be the star of the show.

  101. time to move on from west brom game – crystal palace on wednesday is where we need to concentrate, will be a tough game as they’re on a roll at the moment but if we get the right reaction from this game we should be ok

    ref was poor but ultimately we lost it ourselves

  102. lets make a cheeky bid for man citys ireland on loan – may as well try for bellamy as well :-)

  103. Yeah…breaking Dorrans leg is the same as an idiot getting sent off for fouling. Wow. You are something else.

  104. Newcastle tried to break Dorrans’ legs but couldn’t get near him all game, just left them standing like fat lumps (cough…Nolan), embarrassed them, and banged in 2 stonewall penalties while he was at it.

    Oh, and Dorrans only cost us £150k from Livingston. How much are you paying Smith and Nolan combined? :D

    For all Newcastle’s millions, Shearer, Owen, Smith, Nolan, Coloccini, Gutierez, best fans in the land, they still cant beat the mighty Albion in 3 games, they’re no better off than us! The difference between a well run club and a joke.

  105. I’ve heard Toon fans are protesting outside St James’ Park? They’re apparently demanding the signings of Ronaldo, Kaka, Messi, and Drogba. The Toon faithfull apparently believe these signing are realistic for a club of such large size and support as Newcastle, and is needed to ensure promotion from the Championship. Rumour has it that if these signings aren’t carried out then all the big bellies will be outside the ground with tops and shoes off chanting to sack the board.

  106. Whats with the Baggie fans contaminating our blog? Stick to your own blogs scruffy c***s

  107. Gr8Ape

    To be fair at 142 was almost 100% true.

    The problem with a significant number (not all) of our fans is that they cant see what they have become and what a laughing stock they are outside of Newcastle. Nor can they see that Kevin Keegan isnt god reincarnate but in fact a weak man that bottles it like a baby when things dont go his way. Ironically it is this type that are trying to “buy the club” without a business plan or financial model in place.

  108. just think gr8, 300m “invested” and we go pick a player that has run rings around them twice in 5 days for 150k. laughable.

    bring back dennis wise. or alan shearer, oh sorry even he thinks your shit.

    im sure you’ll want keegan again anyway no matter what happens.

    comes to something when all the country wanted you to go down last season. and yes, we saw you crying at the villa.

  109. M666EYS

    Hey ho fella everyone’s got their cross to bear – though it looks like your own personal insecurities means that your cross is a wee bigger than most.

    I am sure the reasonable baggies fans who have been posting here are now cringing as you have displayed “character traits” they have been slating all night. Bravo Einstein lol.

    See that Mightybaggie – every club has them!

  110. Havent turned Mighty – just saying it as it is – always the truth no more or less.

    Worky – what do you want me to say? Lie for the sake of it – the only way we will collectively improve is if we address the issues – hiding from them achieves zip all.

  111. Context needed. We get upset when we lose, like all fans of every club!

    The facts are your still 6 points behind us in the league and couldn’t beat us.

  112. stardust

    dont compare me to your inbred counterparts.

    im sitting here laughin at some of the things your fans are putting. ive read your posts and i agree with what you say.

    im just putin the bait out mate, then reeling them in!

  113. M666EYS – By ‘bait’ do you mean your maggot? I’m sure your mum will be very interested in that. Make sure you get in there before your brother! Mind you, I hear there is room for 2 if they are tiddlers!

  114. i can be a complete dick at times its because my elder brother is realy me dad and me gran is me mother ,thats how it is down these parts

  115. yes so were all inbred down ,you call it incest but we dont see it that way our motto is keep it in the family

  116. i know it is the 1st time we beat you for years yesterday so i celebrated by sleeping with me sister

  117. we are newcastle and we have the most passionate fans in the whole wide world. i might have 6 fingers on each hand and my wife is really my sister but im really proud to have a son like toonsy. ill never be happier than when i spunked in that test tube.

    bring back kevin keegan !

    ps. have any other geordies got that water stuff yet, you know what the southerners have got. i also read in the local rag that they got electricity too. i wish i was from the south

  118. “Mightybaggie says:
    January 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Stardust _ if we had fans like you they would be hung.”

    Theyve try to have public hangings every game for anyone who wants the club ran well – but we just shout “Ronaldinho’s signing” and point – they all look the other way and we scarper

  119. come on lads you all know west brom outplayed us yesterday. they have a good team.

    now i know why i hate going to games, im embarrassed to be from newcastle with supporters like you toonsy. you disgust me.

    maybe if we put as much effort into supporting our team we might get somewhere. west brom are years ahead of us

  120. That’s not my dad, it’s a lie! :)

    It’s just a poor media fuelled perception of Geordies! Get out of the smog and come to one of the most beautiful parts of the country, where the water is clean and the air is fresh.

  121. Reggy – Thats your view and your entitled to it. Which means i’m entitled to mine!

    I was over the top with my comment about Dorrans i’ll admit, and I’m on the wind up now, but it got a massive bite!

    I’m just the same as every other fan, I want my team to do well. Anyone who has been around on here for a bit or read through the few articles i’ve done will know i’m fair and level headed (mostly).

    Sorry for having a giggle!

  122. I’m just glad we’ve paid all the ref’s off now to plot against Newcastle and keep them in the Championship.

    Goes from bad to worse for you boys….

  123. Reggy, your also right about West Brom. In a footballing sense they play much better than us, it’s much nicer to watch. Whether it’s ultimately more succesful, we’ll find out at the end of the season.

  124. lads joking aside we are all inbred tw@ts down here, just ask me sister who i have 3 kids with ,you will p:ss this leauge and no doubt we will get done by notts for 2nd place

  125. not im not a “brommie”.

    im a proud geordie from gateshead ST holder for 28 years.

    anyway, theres having a laugh then theres taking it too far.

    i was at yesterdays game, and what the west brom fans say are right. they have completely outplayed us 3 times. in fact we were lucky the first day of the season when krul had a blinder, they missed a sitter on monday and we got battered yesterday. smith and nolan never had a touch!

    now lets get back to supporting the team instead of interfeering with whats goin on behind the scenes!

  126. Geordies have now discovered you can post under other peoples alias’. Well done, you can now take your tops and shoes off, moan and whinge, and even know how to use the Internet. Fanbl00dytastic!

    Best fans in the land!

  127. reggy – I’m actually gutted i missed yesterday, but i promised myself no cup games to concentrate on getting to league games, eve though West Brom is only a few miles up the road from me.

  128. Gr8 Ape of course we can and bring your sister we can have a three some seeing that your well into her.

  129. The no. 1 Toon Fan here.

    We are the best fans in the country. Our support every week is so passionate and so great we should be winning Europe and Premiership every year.

    Get Shearer back wearing the no. 9, get Keegan back in charge, and get 1 of them blokes in as Chairman who will give us £1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 and make no return for his investment.

    My belt has the circumference of the equator and I take my top off at every game and bare my Newcastle Tattoo’s of St James’ Park, Shearer, and Beardsley.

    Us Toon get a hard ride by the F.A., all refs are against us, when we lose the opposition have cheated, its never because we played crap.

    When we lose I protest outside our ground. When we win I tell everyone down the local we’re going to win Europe.

    Best fan in the land I am, and I am part of the best supported club this world has ever seen.

  130. If Shearer would led me bum him…I would.

    Best fans in the Universe us Newcastle lot are. Where’s my Cockney Mafia banner gone?

  131. Stardust. I didnt write the last 2 posts. obviously someone has realized that they can just post under someone elses name.

    For the record I think you have been spot on. The real Mightybaggie has stood up!

  132. They havn’t got this stealing usernames right have they? They need to realise there are avatars!

    TGS – I still won’t hold my breath, not until it’s confirmed by at least 3 news agencies :)

  133. I have an announcement to make. I saw my penis for the first time in years today. I had to use a mirror but it was worth it.

  134. Nice try stealing my name lads. And everyone knows I cant afford a computer…I have to leave before the family comes home and finds me in their house.

  135. Stardust

    I’ve always enjoyed your posts on both this blog and Ed’s, and I do think sometime you talk sense, but you have to stop blaming the fans for our relegation. Yes ok, the protest going on during the game when we played Hull didn’t help, but apart from chants at Ashley, nothing else happens from us at St James. If we are going to blame anybody, it’s the players for not perorming on the pitch.

    I know Ashley has put money in the club, but I do think he has to hold his hands up for some of the mess as well as the players. He apointed Joe, the worst manger I’ve seen at the club in my 30 odd yeas of supporting and 20 odd of going to as many games as I can. He had no idea of how a game should be played and no knowledge of tatics.

    I’ll give Chris his due now, I don’t think he’s the best, but he’s doing what he can whith what he’s got. Doesn’t have a plan b and thats a worry, but be it by luck or whatever, its worked up to now for him.

    As I’ve said, the people to blame are the players for not performing, the manager for not getting the players to do the right thing and the owner for keeping that manager in charge for so long. The fans turn up and support every game, yes complain about the owner, but get behind the team as they play. The only day we let ourselves down was the Hull game.

  136. TonyGreenSupreme says:
    January 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “SSN reporting that Mike Williamson will sign in the next 48hrs.”

    Tony, did you actually hear that on SSN?

    I read it on “Vital Football”, which isn’t a credible source at all usually. So I checked out SSN to hear it for myself. I listened to it for quite a while and I didn’t hear a thing on there.

  137. workyticket says:
    January 24, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    “Tony, did you actually hear that on SSN?”

    Tony, I just heard it on SSN about five seconds after that last comment! lol :-)

  138. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    January 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    “What d’y’reckon then worky?
    Do ya’ believe ss?”

    Well, despite the fact that they’re owned by the Antichrist, I beleive them more than Vital Football!

    Seriously, I just think that they’ve been trying to make a deal all the time, but it’s hard to beleive this thing going around that Portsmouth just ‘forgot’ they had to pay Watford £1.2 million in a sell on agreement.

  139. Daan4tooN says:
    January 24, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    “Worky, did it just say we will sign him within 48 hours or did they have any more to say??”

    Just a few seconds, Daan. The general drift was about working hard to get the deal sorted and it should be completed in the next 48 hrs, and the stuff we knew already.

    I probably missed it the first time as it was so short.

  140. Worky,
    gotta concur with you on murdoch-the dark one. :)
    So i’m also skeptical of there out-put, but they’re more reputable than ‘vital’ & no mistake.

    portsmouth are seemingly a new nadir in football club non/mis management, eeeek!

  141. Clint, think about how badly Portsmouth have done since winning the FA cup and nearly beating AC Milan in Europe…

    Why? These foreign investors… who have seemingly done something similar down at Notts County. Instability and people who were never football people getting involed has wrecked them.

  142. Andy,
    plus the last ‘keepers’ selling off all of their decent players for big money, then taking the cash with them, before selling to the latest hapless bunch.
    A lot of money got made back there a bit (under igor, cough!).
    Strange little situ, if you ask..well, let’s not go there.

  143. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    January 25, 2010 at 12:04 am

    “portsmouth are seemingly a new nadir in football club non/mis management, eeeek!”

    I divven’t knaa, Clint. The Notts County situation is a very strange one if you try to get into it, and the Americans at Liverpool and Manure leave alot to be desired too.

  144. Agree worky,
    notts county seem to be mashing it up before they even ‘get there’ (‘the promised land’).
    Where as pompey have a long way to fall yet.
    I thought public rape was illegal, at least.

    liverpool & manu are a lot more masonic in there dealings. :)

  145. So what do people feel about the Williamson deal? He’s an unknown quantity to me, and that worries me slightly.

    He’s never played a game in the Premier League(from what I know), and although that’s through no fault of his own – it means he doesn’t have the experience.

    Surely if our goal is to get promoted, then we want to have a vision to sign players ideally with experience as close to the top flight as possible?