Betway betting sites banner

Farewell but not goodbye

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 | 118 Comments |

NUFC Blog on metro.co.uk
NUFC Blog on metro.co.uk
This is just a quick note to let all you regular readers know that I will be blogging for Metro.co.uk on a more regular basis from now on.

They made me an offer a while ago to increase the quantity of my writing on there and I decided to take them up on it.

As well as that, I will also be working on some things around the back of this blog for a while too, along with other stuff before next season starts. This means that I will be blogging less than usual over the next few weeks, but there should be a new, improved blog ready for the coming season.

Worky.

Poll

NUFCBlog Author: workyticket workyticket has written 1055 articles on this blog.

Related Posts:


118 Responses

  1. Congratulations Worky. Just make sure you come back with the official on the signings. However, as you’re now an official journo, does this mean you’ll have to lay off saying all journos are liars?

  2. Nice one Worky, As long as your getting a few bob for it.
    Who’s going to be taking over the writing of the articles, Hugh?

  3. Well done, I hope it works out well for you, I will miss your regular posts.

    One thing has just occured to me, the vote for player of the season, I thought I would treat it as a bit of a joke and thought I would try and be the clever one to pick the player last (or worst player) with only one vote, sadly 27 other people tried the same trick, Stoller will be well chuffed !

  4. Thanks lads!

    Joe, Hugh did mutter something about writing some more blogs on here on the phone, but I’m not holding my breath waiting.

    I suppose I’ll still have to do a blog about the player who’s been voted the “player of the season” on here.

  5. tommy l says:
    July 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    “I thought I would treat it as a bit of a joke and thought I would try and be the clever one to pick the player last (or worst player) with only one vote, sadly 27 other people tried the same trick, Stoller will be well chuffed !”

    How many people would have guessed that Cheick Tiote would be bottom before this season, Tommy?

  6. After looking at the list several times I can’t pick anyone. If there was an option ‘no player achieved player of the season’ I would pick that. I would possibly have picked Demba Ba but I can’t unless it was player of ‘half a season’.

  7. Well done and thanks for all the great posts worky. I’ll be checking out your metro blog regularly!

  8. Not me for sure Worky, it must be the hardest year ever to pick anyone with any credits, the startling thing for me is that there is no real promise being shown by anyone coming through either, it’s really sad and worrying when the best player you can think of came from the division one scrap heap and was a mate of our goal keeping coach, no disrespect to Rob Elliot meant but he for me is the only one who stood out.

    Would I pay £900 for a season ticket to watch Rob Elliot ? hmmm let me think about that one for a couple of months !!!!!! well go on then I have bent over again.

    Mind you when joke in ear was announced I very nearly jacked it in but the pull of the £5 pint and the smell of freshly printed chineese footbal shirts made me think, ‘ah it wont last, just enjoy the day out and the football’

    My wife says I have been saying that for years !!

    She is never wrong now is she.

  9. All of this talk of potential transfers and Kinnear’s interviews obscures the fact that we were absolutely abysmal at the end of last year. The man responsible for the nightmare of Liverpool is still here and if Tomkins and Bent are his top targets it looks like he is not for changing.

    We have the prospect of the Frenchies from January being better settled but that wont stop Pardew playing them out of position or Debuchy diving in.

    I need a high profile signing soon to raise my mood, otherwise this pre-season is going to be depressing. Bent wouldn’t do it but it would be an upgrade on Shola.

    It will be interesting to see what Pardew’s mood is come Friday.

  10. tommy l says:
    July 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Tommy, aye, there’s usually 3 or four players who get alot more votes than the others but that isn’t really the case this time as voters find it hard to pick the best out of a bad bunch.

    As for players showing “promise” the one or two who did didn’t really get much of a chance as Pardew’s emphasis seemed to be more on players who could stop play rather than start it. Marveaux was our top player for assists this season even though he spent alot of time on the bench. It was the same with Anita too. He’s a very skilled technical player who would be great in a team that played football. He was one of our biggest chance makers too even though he hardly played.

    Don’t blame the players as it was hard for most of them to shine playing Pardew’s crappy football last season, though this should make less difference with the goalkeepers. I didn’t agree with the way Harper was forced out for Elliot at all. I suspect that was more political than anything.

  11. Good luck on the new blog mate. Always a sensible read and worthy of debate. Howaaaaaaaaaaaaaay the Lads.

  12. Worky: are you saying you aren’t writing as many blogs or not checking in as often, or both? Will that mean I will have to read Ed’s merry band and their manic depressive rantings? Or God help me, Troy.

  13. Cheers Porcie!

    GS says:
    July 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    “All of this talk of potential transfers and Kinnear’s interviews obscures the fact that we were absolutely abysmal at the end of last year. The man responsible for the nightmare of Liverpool is still here and if Tomkins and Bent are his top targets it looks like he is not for changing.”

    GS, sometimes people find it more comforting and reassuring to turn away from real problems and project their hatred on to other things.

  14. Good Luck Worky,why not give Stardust a part time role….I am sure he is available :lol:

  15. All the best Worky and good luck.This has got to be the best Blog and we can all just about tolerate each other.”Keep a had hinny”

  16. Congrats Worky and don’t stay away for too long. Who will be keeping this blog updated now?

  17. Thanks SJT, Nutmag, Phisix and Tripp.

    I forgot when I was doing this blog that I still have to do one on the “Player of the Season” as I usually do.

  18. I remember when this Blog first started, I think it was started because everyone was sick of Ed’s for some reason.
    Stardust was one of the main characters on here, When it first started.
    Worky, I can remember when you first banned him, But i cannot remember what it was for.

  19. joe hawkins says:
    July 4, 2013 at 11:19 am

    “Aye get “Stardust Of The Red Bus” on, He would shake the place up!”

    Joe, last time I heard from him, he sent me a pompous e.mail saying that he was sending the Police to arrest me and confiscate my computer, so I think that one’s a “doubtful” :lol:

    I didn’t have a friggin’ clue what he was on about.

  20. joe hawkins says:
    July 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

    “I remember when this Blog first started, I think it was started because everyone was sick of Ed’s for some reason.”

    It was because Ed Harrison kept saying that he was closing down his blog for good. Then he said he’d agreed to take some highly powered position and he actually did put his ‘blog in mothballs for while. Then, something happened to his highly powered position and he started it up again.

    This was supposed to be a collaborative thing when it started, but the rest weren’t up to it, dropped out and left me in the shit.

  21. Worky

    Sorry to see you are going to spend less time on the blog, we will miss your sage words and wisdom.

    Is it co-incidental that the head of the “Geordie God” has been found with the announcement of your new venture. Is this your going off to Metropolis moment? :)

  22. PS My wife said she is also sorry to see you go as she enjoyed reading much of the non football content. she is a bit of an intellectual, unlike me!!

  23. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    July 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    “Worky

    Sorry to see you are going to spend less time on the blog, we will miss your sage words and wisdom.

    Is it co-incidental that the head of the “Geordie God” has been found with the announcement of your new venture. Is this your going off to Metropolis moment?”

    Cheers Grumpy! Give my regards to Mrs.Grumpy.

    Aye, I was reading a story about that which was trying to say it looked like Alan Shearer. For a start, it had a head full of hair in an ancient “pudding bowl” style and a chin made out of solid rock. It’s Peter Beardsley!

  24. Newcastle United make bid for Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone…..An excellent replacement for Demba Ba :lol:

  25. Roger Harrison, marketing director, Puma UK, said: “Newcastle United have one of the most iconic home shirts in British football. Our challenge was to deliver an away shirt that both enhanced player performance and inspired fans to wear it with pride.

    Another C0ck with no idea…the puma kits are all hideous.

  26. sirjasontoon says:
    July 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    “Our challenge was to deliver an away shirt that both enhanced player performance and inspired fans to wear it with pride.”

    SJT, how much did Puma shirts enhance the performance of our players last season? And how much more “pride” does wearing shirts with “Wonga” and “Sports Direct” on them give the fans?

  27. Worky, How long has this blog been going for now?

    SJT, Where’s this about Kone?, He was hit and miss for Wigan, Last season, Although he did get better towards the end of the Season.

  28. Joe
    The Comical is reporting it £5mil release clause and all.We will always be on to anything cheap.

  29. joe hawkins says:
    July 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    “Worky, How long has this blog been going for now?”

    Joe, the first blog on here was published on June 1st, 2009.

  30. SJT I’d be over the moon if that rumour was true, I remember saying on Ed’s blog when Kone was playing in France (or was it Holland) that I would love to see him playing for us. I recall that there was a Bakary Kone as well who was good but he seems to have gone off the radar now.

  31. Just been watching my Granddaughter at her school sports, she was hopeless at the egg and spoon race but came first in the straight sprint race and second in the sack race despite falling just before the finish line but made a brilliant recovery. Probably would have won but for that. Brilliant stuff.

    I bottled out of the Granddad race!! :)

  32. Best of luck Worky in your new assignment. Can we expect to hear more from Hugh?

  33. Grumpy, unlike the rest of us Geordie fans, it seems like you had something to cheer there!

  34. Paul in Hollywood says:
    July 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    “Best of luck Worky in your new assignment. Can we expect to hear more from Hugh?”

    Cheers, Paul.

    As for Hugh, he did mention something about blogging on here again, but I’ll only believe that when I see it.

  35. The Comical are now reporting that we have cooled on the Kone deal.Another none story in the life of a Newcastle supporter.Never mind we’ve got the promised Kinnear signing tomorrow.Hell what does it matter if we finally sign someone they will soon have the football knocked out of them.

  36. All the best Worky. Thanks for all the great work. I’ve enjoyed the read over the last few years (all be it without much comment from me!)
    Good luck with the new venture.

  37. Nutmag says:
    July 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    “Hell what does it matter if we finally sign someone they will soon have the football knocked out of them.”

    That is THE problem, Nutmag. We have a squad that should be at least challenging for Europe already but they’ve been Pardewed.

    I don’t know what people watch at SJP nowadays because it certainly isn’t the football. Many were saying that Pardew was turning us into a side that played “entertaining” and “passing” football until I pointed out the long ball thing, and still took a flirtation with relegation until it finally. I’m convinced that quite a few of the injuries are caused by our style of play and training too. I’m even jealous of Brighton’s new manager, Oscar Garcia. He’s my tip for next season and my tip for last season, Michael Laudrup, didn’t do too bad. :-)

    Thanks Belfast!

    I’m not gannin’ completely. I’m just having a kind of semi-sabbatical and doing what I do best, working away on the back end for a while. Oh! and having a social life for a bit!

  38. Sorry Worky it must be an age thing.I won’t make reference to the fact they are Dummies “oh I just have”

  39. Nutmag, funnily enough, I was thinking exactly the same the same thing when you mentioned Archie as I know he used to have a radio show.

  40. Remember the Big Red Bus story I ribbed the fk out of him…seemed a proper bender to me.
    Hope that aint the police at my front door.

  41. Nutmag says:
    July 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    “Hell what does it matter if we finally sign someone they will soon have the football knocked out of them.”

    Agree!

  42. He’s some boy wor Keith, Looking all dapper in his whistle and flute.
    He’s supposed to be on the extreme short side, According to Troy Stavers, Who knows him well.

  43. worky

    for a bloke that wears a little sailor cap & ticket machine whilst hiring out rowing boats on saltwell park lake – i reckon starduster has done a bit of a – JFK – with his profile there like.

    this time next year – we’ll be squillionaires!

  44. Well it looks like uncle Joe will fail on his Friday deadline, On delivering a signing.
    I’m disappointed !, I never seen this coming to be fair, Hopefully he will learn to keep his trap shut, After this…

  45. Good luck to the lad if he can make a go of it, Far be it for anyone to stand in the way of Free Enterprise.
    At least he’s having a go, You never know, He might be the future Onassis.

  46. workyticket says:
    July 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    ‘And how much more “pride” does wearing shirts with “Wonga” and “Sports Direct” on them give the fans?’

    “Dignitas” would be a more appropriate sponsor given the sh|te we’ve had to put with since chubs slithered onto the scene.

  47. When your football club is sponsored by Wonga and Sports Direct, it’s a humiliation of the whole region.

    No matter what the pretensions are, no matter how many art galleries, concert halls or fancy footbridges are built to mimic the South Bank in London, it’s like official confirmation that you live in a highly deprived C2DE area full of call centres, unemployment, Lonsdale tracksuits and payday loans.

  48. When the fans buy the shirts, They should have the W***A logo removed from the shirt, Or have it covered over with black fabric.
    It will send a good statement to Ashley and his cohorts, And a certain usury lender, When they are seen on ***Sports, With it blacked out, Or removed.

  49. Too bloody right worky. I’m not throwing good money away on a shirt for me or the bairns.

  50. Remember the good old days when we had a shirt with a blue star on it – when the ale with the blue star on it was actually made in the toon (Gateshead, at least)?

    A sad state of affairs when we’re looking back at Fat Fred and Dougie’s tenure as the last Golden Age at the club.

    But that’s the truth of the matter.

  51. Worky, In an ideal world, You would think that’s what they would do.
    In reality though, We know how daft and loyal some of them are, They are going to buy them.
    What i would say though, If they are hell bent on getting on, At least tear that sh***y sign off the front, Or cover it up.

  52. The main article doing the rounds in today’s rags, Is about Papiss Cisse more or less begging not to be played out wide.
    It basically says everything you need to know about Alan Pardew, When one of his squad are putting in an earnest request through a newspaper.
    Another slamming indictment against one of the worst football managers, At this present time.
    He should have been given his marching orders months ago, Yet we are about to embark upon another Season, With this joker at the helm.
    He’s completely useless, And this team has never looked like winning a derby game, Since he turned up, Apart from the flukey one, At The Stadium Of Light.

    Well Gentleman Joe has fallen at the first hurdle, With his promise of a striker, Unless he means next “Friday”.
    Personally i don’t think Ashley has any intention of spending any money, Unless he gets his money for Yohan Cabaye.
    Then we might see a small fraction of that, Go on another waif or stray.
    It’s alarming that Ashley never learns from his mistakes, And yet again, He looks doomed to repeat them.
    Everyone can see the impending disaster, Apart from him, And he owns the thing FFS!

  53. Hi, I’m a long time reader who hasn’t commented before but I’d just like to say this is the BEST Newcastle United blog there is and I realy hope you come back soon! Though I haven’t joined in, I’ve really enjoyed some of the comments from the users on here too, which are alot more interesting than alot of the rubbish I read on other blogs.
    I will be following your new blog with interest but I hope you don’t give this one up. Thanks for all the great blogs mate!

  54. I was full of nervous anticipation this morning clicking on the newsnow bookmark to see big JK standing next to his first major signing that he had promised to deliver….turns out the only thing he is signing is autographs on holiday :lol:

    The nervous anticipation stuff was a load of bollocks by the way, I knew fine well he is a jaded old potty mouthed lying dinosaur C@NT.

  55. SJT, The main problem remains, “FAT F**KIN’ MIKE ASHLEY”, I would love to see the back of that horrible cnut!
    If there are any oil rich Arabs out there, And they by some small chance, Happen to read this, If you are looking to buy a Football club, Then look no further than Newcastle Utd.
    Huge fan base, One club in the city, And if you are ambitious enough, And win a trophy, You will go down in history, And you’ll be given Freedom Of The City.
    Come on you know it makes sense!

  56. I just can’t believe nobody has bought Newcastle or put in serious offers,I know the money that is wanted for the sale is a lot but what a club to own eh?
    It is steeped in history the fans are amazing,the stadium is top notch all it needs is some one ambitious enough to get the right personnel on board that can manage,play and have ambition to move forwards.
    Ashley and the management make us sound like some derelict chip shop in North Shields…that shouldn’t even think about launching an attack on trophies or the champions league.
    When we did get into Europe it was oh we are tired,we will play kids etc Diabolical !!
    Something has got to give for the sanity of the fans and the safety of the clubs future.
    Puma,Sports Direct,Wonga,Pardew,Kinnear,Ashley…the list goes on and on and on….

  57. STJ, Hopefully we might be coming to the end of this nutter Ashley’s tenure.
    Surely this latest craziness will end in sorrow, And as usual the fans will suffer.
    I’m hoping this will be one step too far, And will leave Ashley completely isolated, And he will have no other mates to call on, To help him run the club.
    Even if he brings in someone like Poyet, In true Ashley style, It will probably be too late to make a difference.

    After the Poyet or next willing stooge goes to pot, I cannot see any decent Football people having anything to do with him.
    Then finally the penny might drop for him, And he realizes the game is up, And he does one for good.

  58. Agree it’s heading that way for Ashley….time is ticking.
    With all his money he could have done decent things with the club but it is always half arsed,usually shambolic and always done on the cheap for good measure.

    The tightest billionaire on planet earth and where does he end up….

  59. Greg says:
    July 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

    “I will be following your new blog with interest but I hope you don’t give this one up. Thanks for all the great blogs mate!”

    Cheers Greg. I’ll see what I can do as regards carrying on with the blog but I’ve mentioned before on here, this blog started as a collaborative thing but everyone else dropped out leaving me to carry things on my own and after four years I just need to concentrate on other things for a while.

  60. DarthBroon says:
    July 6, 2013 at 12:18 am

    “Remember the good old days when we had a shirt with a blue star on it – when the ale with the blue star on it was actually made in the toon (Gateshead, at least)?

    A sad state of affairs when we’re looking back at Fat Fred and Dougie’s tenure as the last Golden Age at the club.

    But that’s the truth of the matter.”

    Darth, the last time we had anything like a “golden age,” there was nothing but a club crest on the shirts and there was no Sky or “Match of the Day,” just Pathe newsreels at the pictures. The only time we we ever really had a proper “golden age” like Manchester United or Chelsea today was way back in the days of Albert Shepherd, not Freddy Shepherd.

    It isn’t about that though, it’s about the club being a local institution and having some kind of identity. Our identity now is Sports Direct and Wonga, a symbol of the exploitation of poverty and desperation in a region which has been broken and stripped of all pride.

  61. Worky, The last paragraph you wrote, Sums up everything we need to know about, People like Ashley & W***A.COM.
    Utter parasites living off the back of peoples misery, And getting rich themselves, In the process.

    The Shepherds more or less did the same post Second world war, When they used their scrap business to exploit the poor people, In and around old Byker.
    All the poor would take their old clothes to them, And be paid a pittance for them, While the Shepherds got rich.

    I see Pardew has taken his first training session, Which more or less confirms what we already thought, He’s an absolute coward, Without any backbone.
    I would have garnered a bit of respect for him, If he had of walked away, Regardless off any long contract, He may possess.
    It shouldn’t be about money, But it should be about dignity and principles, All sadly lacking in a toady merchant, Like Pardew.
    No manager worth his salt, Would have put up with that level of betrayal, From Ashley, But this idiot is still there, Sporting that inane grin of his!

    Apparently he will give his first interview tomorrow, About his plans for the coming Season, And the appointment of Joe Kinnear.
    Well this should be good!, He’s had a couple of weeks to cobble together, Yet another climb down, Nothing to see here, Everything thing is hunky dory, Speech!
    I didn’t think it was possible to have any less respect for Pardew, Than i have now.
    Although the “Southern Comfort” mob, Outside of St James’ Park, Will no doubt give him their sympathy.

  62. joe hawkins says:
    July 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

    “The Shepherds more or less did the same post Second world war, When they used their scrap business to exploit the poor people, In and around old Byker.
    All the poor would take their old clothes to them, And be paid a pittance for them, While the Shepherds got rich.”

    They took in council road signs, metal fencing and stuff like that, Joe. Sometimes, people would get injured or actually die because road signs, or fencing that had been erected to protect people from danger had been nicked and cashed in for scrap.

    As for Hall, their were alot of ordinary tradesmen who were contracting for him including the big SJP expansion who had a nightmare trying to get paid.

  63. Worky, I’ve heard that he also put a lot of people out of business, When the Metro Centre was built.
    Apparently he done a lot of blokes over, During that period
    The same thing happened, When it came to getting paid, It never happened, And somehow he got away with it, When in reality, It’s thieving on a monumental scale!

  64. GS says:
    July 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Worky: are you saying you aren’t writing as many blogs or not checking in as often, or both? Will that mean I will have to read Ed’s merry band and their manic depressive rantings? Or God help me, Troy.

    joe hawkins says:
    July 5, 2013 at 1:02 am

    “He’s some boy wor Keith, Looking all dapper in his whistle and flute.
    He’s supposed to be on the extreme short side, According to Troy Stavers, Who knows him well.”

    GS, Joe, sorry that your comments were lost there for a while.

    GS, to answer your question, I’ve just been going for four years without much of a break really. Before this thing started, it was going to be a collaborative thing but I’ve just been holding it all together on my own for too long now when I should have been doing other things. I’d rather just do a few elsewhere and get paid for them.

  65. Worky, I see that “The Fisherman’s Arms” in Craster are selling “Mordues Worky Ticket” beer. Looks like your fame extends beyond blogging. :)

    How about instead of spending hours writing a blog content, just put up a headline and let things develop from there, isn’t that what often happens anyway?

    I reckon that Carr and co have deals in the pipeline all the other stuff is a smoke-stream, that’s my prediction for what its worth.

  66. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    July 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    “How about instead of spending hours writing a blog content, just put up a headline and let things develop from there, isn’t that what often happens anyway?”

    Grumpy, I suppose that would change it from a blog into a forum or “bulletin board” as we used to say in the last century.

    I can’t write for the others who used to contribute to this blog but I wanted good, thought provoking stories with good debate following on from it. In order to do that, this blog needed more than one writer though.

    I could rattle off ten+ blogs a day like Ed, just copying what everyone else writes with a few cliches thrown in but I really don’t see the point as there are several blogs like that already.

  67. workyticket says:
    July 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    “Grumpy, I suppose that would change it from a blog into a forum or “bulletin board” as we used to say in the last century.”

    Worky. I was going to say the same thing as Grumpy.

    Can you do that kind of format with WordPress? You could write the (very) occasional article, and Hugh and others could chip in whenever they had time? Otherwise, it could be a forum format.

  68. Worky said:

    “I could rattle off ten+ blogs a day like Ed, just copying what everyone else writes with a few cliches thrown in but I really don’t see the point as there are several blogs like that already.”

    I think you might be missing the point Worky. I like to read your blog because the people who contribute are interesting and tend not to post elsewhere very much.

    I read Ed’s blog now and again but there are too many posts to read and most of it is drivel.

    I think Toonsy does a really good job but his is more like a little club and there are a few on there that I would avoid like the plague in real life so I choose to do the same on line.

  69. Well the Silver Tongued Cavalier is back doing what he does best Bullsh*****g!.
    Over the weekend we had Micky Quinn asking for Pardew to explain, What was going on at the club.
    Personally Quinny and Et Al, Are surely off their heads, If they think they’ll get straight answers, From the monkey.
    This morning’s First interview was predictable to say the least.
    In fact most fans could have written the text themselves, Because you knew what he would say.
    I’m not going to go into what he said, But you could get people to write down the gist of what he would say, And the vast majority would be bang on!

  70. joe hawkins says:
    July 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

    “Well the Silver Tongued Cavalier is back doing what he does best Bullsh*****g!.
    Over the weekend we had Micky Quinn asking for Pardew to explain, What was going on at the club.
    Personally Quinny and Et Al, Are surely off their heads, If they think they’ll get straight answers, From the monkey.”

    Pardew said on Kinnear: “Some of the things Joe said he has apologised for, especially getting the names wrong of our players. That needs to be corrected because there is a certain respect needed there. I spoke to one or two players and my staff here and made them very aware of where the position lies.”

    Either Pardew is so stupid and full of hubris he doesn’t realise that Joe Kinnear is his new boss yet, or he wants to be sacked.

    Mickey Quinn’s just a desperate old rent-a-quote whore who craves the attention he had as a player, so he says things he thinks the fans want to read. The Chronic will probably be bunging him a few pies for his occaisional rants too.

  71. Worky, His interview was beyond predictable, Some people have Pardew down as some “Media Savvy” and intelligent bloke.
    I don’t see that myself, He’s had a couple of weeks to come up with a response, To recent events, And if this is the best he can come up with, Then he should have remained silent!
    No doubt this is him dipping his toe into the water, After being made to look like a rank amateur, Last Season.
    How long will it be before he starts with the large talk, And boasts again?
    There is almost a masochistic side to me, That wants to see him get made a fool of, Yet again.
    Then again, You don’t have to wish for anything, He will do it all by himself.
    Apart from the Citeh game, He has some winnable games after that, So if he still cannot do it, Non of his pathetic excuses, Will cut it!

  72. It was Ed’s 10+ blogs a day that put me off his blog. Just as a decent chat was getting going, bang another blog was started. With yours we can/could get some really interesting ideas/comments popping out of the ether over the course of the extended blog. Every thing from football to the new coming of the messiah.

    I want to see our team doing well, and if Pardew actually managed, against his shortcomings, to get us success then I would reluctantly accept a continuation of his tenure.

    Nowt wrong with the squad that a decent new striker wouldn’t fix, Bent would probably do. A better addition would be a good coach to help Pardew out, got to be a someone out there who would jump at the chance.

  73. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    July 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “It was Ed’s 10+ blogs a day that put me off his blog. Just as a decent chat was getting going, bang another blog was started. With yours we can/could get some really interesting ideas/comments popping out of the ether over the course of the extended blog. Every thing from football to the new coming of the messiah.”

    Grumpy, do you think that the conversations on Ed’s blog would be the same as the ones on here if he only did one of his usual blogs per day?

    “I want to see our team doing well, and if Pardew actually managed, against his shortcomings, to get us success then I would reluctantly accept a continuation of his tenure.”

    I wouldn’t worry too much about that one, Grumpy.

  74. joe hawkins says:
    July 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    “There is almost a masochistic side to me, That wants to see him get made a fool of, Yet again.”

    Er, wouldn’t that be more sadistic or sadomasochistic, Joe? Or just good old fasioned Schadenfreude?

  75. is it just a waste of time to speculate on “getting players over the line” until Joe gets back from Holiday?

    Ah well. I think Cabaye is gone. Sinclair and Bent wouldn’t be bad. And is there a hitch in the Bony transfer?

    Ed’s is funny on match day because of the massive mood swings at every turn of events. It is similar on here but on Ed’s it is like someone shot their dog when the other team scores :)

  76. What are all these rape accusations? Is it the stardom and the money or the entourages? Or the players feel they are invulnerable now and can take what they want? It seems to be happening a lot and most are acquitted.

    I am just wondering if that is holding up a bid by us for Remy?

  77. GS says:
    July 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    “And is there a hitch in the Bony transfer?”

    GS, Swansea say they expect to have the deal done with Vitesse Arnhem today, with a few more days to iron out personal terms etc. I think he’s probably out of Ashley’s league pricewise anyway.

    “Ed’s is funny on match day because of the massive mood swings at every turn of events.”

    They’re like Chimpanzees on there.

    GS says:
    July 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    “What are all these rape accusations? Is it the stardom and the money or the entourages? Or the players feel they are invulnerable now and can take what they want? It seems to be happening a lot and most are acquitted.”

    The only player I can remember who was actually convicted for rape was Ched Evans. There was also Marlon King but that was sexual assault, not rape. There are alot of false accusations.

  78. So they will have the Worky goal threat of Bony and Michu.

    Swans could turn into Forrest with Clough. They went from nobodies to signing high quality players – Shilton and Francis for example.

    Meanwhile, Newcastle stay Newcastle and appear to be deliberately creating chaos. If you wanted to appear like there is stability and professionalism at the club then Kinnear should have been told to postpone his holiday even if it was just as a good PR move.

    We have decent players, but we are currently a shambles.

  79. GS says:
    July 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    “So they will have the Worky goal threat of Bony and Michu.”

    GS, Laudrup’s one of the very few men who knows as much about football as I do. ;-)

    Watch out for Oscar Garcia at Brighton. He’s my managerial tip for the next few seasons and I wish that we’d got him to replace Pardew.

  80. The NUFC.com headline today is quite good. They have Pardew as Neville Chamberlain and they are suggesting he is appeasing Herr Kinnear in his latest statements.

  81. Hell Worky you don’t have to worry about writing new blogs just re run any of the last few summer windows.they are all the same “identifying targets” getting players”over the line”.Nothing changes in the twilight world of Newcastle United.
    One question how does Kinnear qualify for a holiday he’s only just got hear.

  82. “Grumpy, do you think that the conversations on Ed’s blog would be the same as the ones on here if he only did one of his usual blogs per day?”

    Only if many of the bloggers on your blog were on.

    I’m not dissing his blog but I really only get time to do one and yours is my choice. Hope that don’t sound syncophantic!!

    GS I was thinking much the same earlier about Swansea, I reckon they could do what Liverpool did when they were promoted from the old second division.

    And Worky I could think of many managers I would rather have than Pardew, even Joe. I wish Ashley had had the cojones to stick with Hughton.

  83. GS says:
    July 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    “The NUFC.com headline today is quite good. They have Pardew as Neville Chamberlain and they are suggesting he is appeasing Herr Kinnear in his latest statements.”

    So they’re comparing Joe Kinnear with Adolf Hitler now. I suppose it was only a matter of time.

  84. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    July 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    “And Worky I could think of many managers I would rather have than Pardew, even Joe. I wish Ashley had had the cojones to stick with Hughton.”

    I felt awful when he was sacked, Grumpy. It was another several years wasted and none of us are getting any younger!

    Regardless of the League position in any one season, Hughton was thinking in the long term and building something for the future when he was rudely interrupted. Pardew doesn’t think like that.

  85. Nutmag says:
    July 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    “One question how does Kinnear qualify for a holiday he’s only just got hear.”

    I divven’t knaa, Nutmag. It can be a good thing sometimes, getting away and clearing one’s head for a few days before a undertaking a task of herculean proportions.

  86. Yeah, I suppose it is going a bit far comparing Kinnear to Hitler :) Maybe Goebbles? Nah, Goebbles was good at PR and Kinnear hasn’t shown much of a knack for it as yet.

  87. Worky@102
    Your right and he has a load of cr@p in there to clear.
    Been trying to think of some positives about Ashley.
    Since relegation I have not been back to SJP saving on season tickets one or two journey’s per month from the midlands(some really miserable return journey’s)multiply by three, Son and grand sons.not bought any of his tat.
    Quite a saving plus the time saved has been put to good use.Thank you Mr Ashley.

  88. Nutmag says:
    July 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    “Worky@102
    Your right and he has a load of cr@p in there to clear.”

    Nutmag, If I was Kinnear, my first priority would be to clear out one silver haired manager and find a new one.

    He’s just reassured fans that he’s in charge of the football, and he has seven years of his contract still to run. I time to ring the friggin’ Samaritans again.

  89. Worky, Yes i have to be honest, I would derive great pleasure in seeing Pardew get his comeuppance, But alas it would be detrimental to the club.
    He should have been sacked months ago, And we could have been in a better position, To start the Season.
    I think we are in for more upheaval, And bad times to come.
    There’s no way “Scratch Card Alan”, Will turn things around, Unless Ashley is happy with the 1 in 5 chance, Of winning a game, When they cross the white line.

  90. joe hawkins says:
    July 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

    “Worky, Yes i have to be honest, I would derive great pleasure in seeing Pardew get his comeuppance, But alas it would be detrimental to the club.
    He should have been sacked months ago, And we could have been in a better position, To start the Season.”

    Joe, when he was sacked at Southampton they brought in Nigel Adkins and they got better (and promoted). When they sacked him at Charlton it took a bit of time but they eventually found their salvation in the Hughtonlike Chris Powell and are now back in the Championship at least. When he was sacked at West Ham they brought in Alan Curbishley and they got better and saved themselves from almost certain relegation under the Silver Supremo.

    I would have sacked him earlier and brought in Oscar Garcia before Brighton got him. It’s never too late to sack Pardew though.

  91. Nutmag @105 – I’m in the position of wanting to claw back the money I paid for mine and the bairns season tickets for this year and getting out of the DD scheme. I can’t help but think that JFK’s appointment was very cynically timed to stitch us into another year. Enough I say.

  92. “Last year, I couldn’t have had any more turmoil put in front of me with injuries and the Europa League, but I think I showed the fans that I am resilient.”

    You are a PRICK now Fook OFF Pardew!

  93. “I’m almost an adopted Geordie, trust me” says Alan Pardew.

    The gadgie’s a bigger fantasist than Joe Kinnear and Walter Mitty put together. He’ll be walking around with his hand in his jacket saying that he’s Napoleon next.

  94. This is Pardew’s new buzz words, “TRUST ME”, I wonder if he’s been getting them out of his self help books?
    Like someone said on another blog, I was reading, “Pardew probably stands in front of a mirror, At the training ground, And shouts, I’m The Man, Then probably burst into tears”.
    He’s like the coach from the film, “The Waterboy”, He’s so clueless, That he’ll have to end up visualizing, Winning a game, Or opening a can of Whoop Ass!

    Apparently he’s got some new methods and things up his sleeve, That should kick in, Within the next couple of months, That will see us climb the table.
    He cannot tell us what they are, Because it’s “Top Secret”, And the fans are supposed to put their faith in this deluded clown?
    It’s up there with his 40 foot barriers around the training pitch, Because he believed his tactics were being leaked out.
    Errr, Hoofing the ball down the pitch to your striker, is going to be found out, Rather quickly Alan!
    The rather childish and ridiculous Mr Pardew, Thought it was all a conspiracy against him, And something out of the realms, Of a Spy Novel.

  95. joe hawkins says:
    July 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “Apparently he’s got some new methods and things up his sleeve, That should kick in, Within the next couple of months, That will see us climb the table.”

    Didn’t he say the same thing and put boards around the training ground last season too, Joe?

  96. Every time I think of Pardew (and I try not to).I get an image of him trying to get past the first chapter of a 1930s copy of a book called Football for Beginners.

  97. Sorry for the delayed response, been traveling with little time/access to the intarwebz.

    Congrats on the new gig, WT. You earned it, for sure.

    As for this here blog…well it’s a bit sad but it seems appropriate. There’s so little new to say about NUFC right now (go check out the “news” on the club at any major sports website if you don’t believe me) and I imagine it’s going to be that way for a while.

    SJT @ 69: Kinnear is a part of the AshleyCo con. He wasted no time marking our cards and making promises he can’t/won’t keep to appease supporters short term. At least we can stop speculating as to Big Ron/Bald Eagle as next manager after AP…we know who it will be now. To be fair, Kinnear would be an upgrade there…

  98. Nutmag, It wouldn’t surprise me if he had “Football Management For Dummies”, In his desk!

  99. tunyc says:
    July 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    “At least we can stop speculating as to Big Ron/Bald Eagle as next manager after AP…we know who it will be now. To be fair, Kinnear would be an upgrade there…”

    tunyc, it would be stupid and inhumane to make Kinnear manager. It would be f**king awful not just for Kinnear, but for both Ashley and the club if he had a completely predictatble major heart episode after taking both positions on.

    Bearing this in mind, another “only at Newcastle” style nightmare scenario could be Kinnear making his old mates Bobby Gould or Dave Bassett manager to increase his powerbase at the club. They’re about the same age as Kinnear but without the heart history to my knowledge. Gould once stated his football philosophy thusly:

    “goal keepers who can kick the ball 90 yards and a 6-foot 2 bloke to head it in!”

    And Bassett was the man who originally coined the phrase “route one” to describe his style of play. They’re both much the same as Pardew really but at least they’re honest about it.

Leave a reply