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Posted on August 17th, 2013 | 65 Comments |

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Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest blog on metro.co.uk is now up!

Entitled “Toon season preview: The fans’ views” it is an addendum to my previous season preview on there.

In it, instead of my views, there are the views of several NUFC blog readers, all expressed within around 50-60 words. There are views from nufc bloggers Joe Sharpe, Tony Toon, GS, Pete Toon, Steve P, Joe Hawkins, Tunyc, Sampdiago and Dokky on what the current season might hold in store for Newcastle United and it is well worth a read, with views ranging from the cautiously optimistic to gloomy premonitions of impending catastrophe.

Hope you like it and many thanks to all of you who contributed!

Newcastle United season preview: The fans’ views.

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  1. We needed a striker in January, we are still looking for one now… Pardrew is just a puppet, making excuses to why Ashley and JFK are struggling to get their fingers out their ass

  2. Nice one worky,its a shame our season starts with a belting any other manager at the helm,and city would struggle,but with parpoo the parrot we will probably play cisse on the right wing,debouchy at centre back and Elliot up front as the lone striker…

  3. There’s an article in “The Mirror”, From that old chestnut, A source close to the club, About Pardew privately fearing the sack.
    The players are meant to be wary also, And everyone is looking over their shoulders, So they realise they need a good start.
    Pardew also fears Cabaye will be sold right at the last knocking’s of the window, And he will not be able to get anyone else in.

    If there is any truth in this, It wouldn’t surprise me if Pardew put this out himself, To garner sympathy.
    In reality though, It’s just a lazy article stating the obvious.
    Of course he’s under pressure after last seasons poor showing, And we all know last minute sales of the “Family Silver”, Are typical Ashley strokes.

  4. As i was watching the highlights of the opening day, I suddenly got that sickly feeling, And i know with the rabble at the helm, We are going to struggle!
    The die has been cast again, For this to happen again!

  5. Worky says:

    “Pardew’s quote of the pre season: “We made Motherwell look ordinary.”

    That is the funniest thing I have ever read. It does beg the obvious response of “what, Motherwell make Motherwell look ordinary”.

  6. Samdiago says:

    “Nice one worky,its a shame our season starts with a belting any other manager at the helm,and city would struggle,but with parpoo the parrot we will probably play cisse on the right wing,debouchy at centre back and Elliot up front as the lone striker…”

    :) :) :)

  7. Worky: from your Metro article, Joe Hawkins says:

    “We have the squad capable of having a good season, shame we don’t have the manager to realise this!” – Joe Hawkins”

    For Joe, that is really going easy on Pardew :)

  8. I thought my ears were burning, Well i couldn’t exactly go over the top, Otherwise Metro might not print what i really think of Pardew.

  9. I hope these rumours about Ashley buying Rangers, Turn out to be true.
    He can take his puppet Pardew, And together they can make Motherwell look ordinary.
    Lets be honest, That’s the level these fools operate at, Ashley will be able to be King s**t up in Scotland, Because he might just be able to outspend the competition, With two bob, And a bag of apples!

  10. If they sack Pardew, I’m going to be f**ked!, Who am i going to put the boot into?
    Aye, Stick with Pardew, We won’t get anyone better than him, He’s alright really.

  11. Worky @12: how about comparing cricket to baseball – that will send us all to f@cking sleep. The Metro readers might get it though, as isn’t Lundun full of Yanks now?

  12. Worky, What about a “Where are they now?”, On old players who donned the Black & White stripes, And what they are doing with themselves now, After retirement.

  13. Here are some articles you might consider:

    1. Gareth Bales’ ears. discuss.

    2. Supermac? Is he on a windup or is he just a giant dick?

    3. Pardew or Parpoo?

    4. How can anybody be sane and say they are a Mormon?

    5. Dickanio?

  14. joe hawkins says:
    August 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    “Worky, What about a “Where are they now?”, On old players who donned the Black & White stripes, And what they are doing with themselves now, After retirement.”

    Back in the old days they’d usually buy a pub and become alcoholics, Joe.

    Keep ’em coming!

  15. Stadium Reviews, For people attending away matches, Ie
    Pubs to go to before and after.
    Atmosphere.
    Seating.
    Price.
    View.
    Opposing fans, Were they welcoming, Or a pack of cnuts etc.
    What was the match day programme like.
    Hotels or B and B’s for those making a weekend of it.

  16. Gs, it definitely is parpoo,a large bag of,left in the summer Sun and worky how about an article on the life and crimes of nufc players,I.e. Asprillas gun incident,or marcellinos excuses for why he was never fit or any good…

  17. sampdiago says:
    August 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    “worky how about an article on the life and crimes of nufc players,I.e. Asprillas gun incident,or marcellinos excuses for why he was never fit or any good…”

    That’s a suggestion, Sampdiago, But with our lot perhaps it should be the life and crimes of NUFC owners and directors? :-)

    Even Ranger hasn’t been caught in a Spanish Bordello saying he was a racist lesbian lover who thought NUFC fans were all “mugs” and that Geordie lasses were all “dogs.” Then there was Ashley being soaked in expensive “Crystal” Champagne in New York just after Keegan walked out and the club lurched towards catastrophe, the Llmabiasgate tapes, Llambias putting smear stories in the papers about his own players and managers, Ashley doing the “full monty” in a Chinese and so on…

    As for Asprilla’s gun incident, spraying security forces with machine gun fire isn’t very out of the ordinary in Colombia!

  18. So, the girlfriend is off to bunch with her boss at the insistence of her boss. I was invited , but declined because I thought I might end up saying bad things to her (my girl’s boss). I can be a bit direct (not as direct as Chuclkles, but that is why I like him. But, I digress)

    So girlfriend said this morning that her boss’s brothers will be there and the boss described them as a “pervert and a racist”. Should be a fun brunch.

  19. Steve Bruce’s gut has expanded to about the same size as his bagpuss-head, which took some doing. They didn’t play badly against Chelsea, and I thought they would be relegated on about 2 points.

  20. GS, That’s Pardew for you, A walking contradiction!
    He whinged the whole time we were in the competition, But now because he’s not there, He’s talking tough again.
    He would s**t himself if we got there again, Because he knows deep down, He isn’t good enough to be among that exalted company!

    He was off again in The Chronicle, About how we cannot compete with the top four, In terms of financial clout.
    Then on the other hand is trying to assert we buy top class players.
    How is this possible when you have an owner who doesn’t want to spend money, So when we do go after good players, We are always gazumped because we won’t get into bidding wars.
    Added to the fact we do not have the financial clout he speaks of, How do you make it happen?
    The way Newcastle United is being run, There is no point to anything, And him piping up with his pathetic propaganda, And spin, Just adds to the fans anger.

  21. His pre match interview tomorrow will go along the lines of, We have come here to get after City, And attack them.
    In reality, When the first whistle goes, It will be very negative, And be the exact opposite, Of what he has said before.
    We will probably not manage a shot in anger, And spend most of our time, On the back foot.

  22. Usual thumping down in madchester tomorrow night and reckon season will continue where we left off last season.That is about it really.

  23. joe hawkins says:
    August 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    “Because he knows deep down, He isn’t good enough to be among that exalted company!”

    I’m not so sure that he does, Joe. The way he talks, I think that he’s a victim of all this crappy self help stuff he’s into. It tries to make ordinary people think they can be brilliant and do anything if only they have enough self belief. All they do however is make arrogant, deluded bores who are full of themselves and blame everyone else but themselves when they are faced with their own mediocrity. They go into denial. It’s a bit like Newcastle United really so in that respect Pardew’s the perfect manager for us.

    Sports psychology can give people who are already very good an “edge,” through stuff like visualisation techniques and so on, but you can’t really make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  24. Worky @28: I think we all are afraid the silver pox will continue like last year. But, we read your blog and the Chronic and newsnow. We are afflicted with following this team that gives much more pain that pleasure. But, yes, I am excited about us getting started again. I have an irrational hope that it all might just work out (I am f@cking delusional, I know).

  25. Worky, More like a inmate on Death Row, Just after his final meal, And ready to make the final walk!

  26. Worky@28
    Yes like a bairn at Xmas only I know someone is going to walk all over my toys.No prizes for guessing who!

  27. Even Sissoko is in on the act, “We don’t fear City”.
    That’s fair enough!, I’m not particularly frightened of Vladimir Klitschko, But i know full well, He’s going to knock my heed off!

  28. joe hawkins says:
    August 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

    “Even Sissoko is in on the act, “We don’t fear City”.
    That’s fair enough!, I’m not particularly frightened of Vladimir Klitschko, But i know full well, He’s going to knock my heed off!”

    Joe, he pins up his little slogans everywhere. One of his latest might have being about them fearing no one. Martinez was doing it with Wigan last season too before they got relegated.

    What have you done to Wladimir Klitschko like?

  29. Worky, I was talking to him last night,
    I said Vlad your soft as s***e, A crap boxer, Couldn’t fight your way out of a paper bag!, And when i see you, I’m going to knock you out!

    Then i put the phone down…

  30. Joe, on a similar boxing theme, there’s a Mike Tyson quote that reminds me a bit of Pardew. It goes something like “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” I don’t think he’ll have that one printed up, laminated and pinned on the walls of the dressing room though.

  31. Worky @36: just because Martinez never had a team finish in the top half of the league doesn’t mean he isn’t the second coming of Michels, Clough and Paisley. Relegation, that doesn’t matter – all of Chuck’s “Young” managers won or drew yesterday backing up every thing he has ever said :) after one game :)

    As I said before, they will all finish solidly mid-table except maybe Rodgers who has a bit of money behind him. BUT, I would take any of them over Pardew.

  32. Worky, He could end up with a bloody nose tonight!
    Then again, Everyone is expecting a slaughter, It might not happen, If we can keep the score down, We might not leave as scarred as some think.
    I’m going for 2-0 to Citeh, With Pardew full of excuses, And hard luck stories, At the end, Followed by a lot of empty fighting talk.

  33. Joe: f@ck it all. I am wearing my new scarf and gannin doon the pub. I will have my blue star top on and I bought a France baseball cap for $2 on e-bay. I doubt any of the Yanks will understand the connection. I was going to buy a string of onions, but they would definitely not get that.

    Toon, f@cking a 100, sh@tty Citeh, minus a hundred.

  34. GS says:
    August 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    “all of Chuck’s “Young” managers won or drew yesterday backing up every thing he has ever said”

    GS, this is what Chuckles wrote

    “Rodgers also won, where as Hughton and Martinez drew and Pochettino also won, that’s it for the managers I have racommended
    Unfortunately Worky’s hero The Prince of Darkness…..Oops! Sorry, The Prince of Denmark’s side got hammered by a resurgent Man. U.”

    He used to patronise me for suggesting that Hughton was a good manager, and he’d never even heard of Pochettino or knew his history until I mentioned it. He copies people then accuses the people he’s copied of copying him. He does that with me all the time anyway!

  35. Worky @43: you have to love Chuck though. He is adamant about things he knows nothing about like Pochettino and cricket.

    I know nothing about Pochettino, but I never had an opinion on him or said anything about him anyway.

  36. See Arsenal have submitted an offer for Cabaye?
    We will need to draw this one out until the window is just closing…Kerching !!!

  37. GS says:
    August 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    “Worky @43: you have to love Chuck though. He is adamant about things he knows nothing about like Pochettino and cricket.

    “I know nothing about Pochettino, but I never had an opinion on him or said anything about him anyway.”

    As I’ve mentioned already, I used think of him as being like “Waldorf” from the Muppet show, but now he definitely makes me think of Abe Simpson.

    Pochettino was a student of Bielsa since their days at Newell’s Old Boys and also the Argentina national side. He was also the one who conceeded that penalty to David Beckham when England beat the Argies 1-0 in that World Cup in Japan and Korea. Bielsa does live up to his “El Loco” nickname and is very interesting if a little bonkers and extreme. He tended to do better in cups rather than the league with Athletic Club. I suspect that Pochettino isn’t quite as extreme or mad as his coaching mentor though.

    That Liebherr lot really do seem to mean business with the Saints and made another monster signing the other day to go with that Wanyama chap.

  38. GS, the story for the gates farce.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-23746677

    I don’t understand it at all, it’s another absurdist, insulting token gesture for dragging the club’s name through the mire. The ones they’ve put there in front of a wall don’t even have any great historical significance. They were only ever up there for a few seasons until they built the big new stands.

    Nah, I don’t understand this “Dreamboat” thing with Cabaye at all, he’s no Paolo Maldini.

  39. Worky: Apart from your blog I read Football365 and they are always talking about having a “man crush” on certain footballers. If you have a “man crush” you are gay, so deal with it.

  40. You seen who Southampton have signed? They also have a good manager. Sad times when worse teams than us are doing things right.

    Arsenal can jog on too. Looking forward to the game but not the score tonight.

  41. The Gates fiasco, Has all the hallmarks and cheapness, We have come to associate, The Ashley Regime with!
    As per usual it reeks of Two bob, Back alley, And more something akin to “Steptoe & Son”, Than something that should be linked to a Premiership Football Club.
    If that isn’t bad enough, We have to thank the most recognizable Usury Company, In the UK, For the gesture!

    I wish these horrible set of cnuts, Would just f**k off!, Away from our City!

  42. Two Wrought Iron Gates backing onto a block wall, Yep very classy!
    Personally, If this had to go down, They could have at least knocked some of the wall down, And do the job properly, And have the things do their proper purpose.
    The way it looks, Smacks of an Industrial Art students, End of term exam piece.
    Complete and utter waste of time, Carried out by a bunch of no marks, Who have no understanding of the Club!

  43. It’s conceptual art, Joe. I think it could be symbolic of how the path to glory for Newcastle United has been blocked for decades by idiotic ownership?

    I can just imagine them brainstorming it:

    “We’ve got to win over these mugs, what can we do? Any ideas?”

    “How about…”

  44. Worky, I think the Artist has captured the ambience, And the zeitgeist of the time.
    How fitting that the piece represents Ashley’s ambition for the club, A gateway which leads into the inevitable brick wall.
    Is there something in the Cosmos, Trying to tell him something?

  45. dokky says:
    August 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    “cheers for featuring me worky.”

    Dokky, did you read the comment saying that you were all too positive and optimistic! :lol:

    I thought it must have been AndyMac, but when I checked it wasn’t. Anyone who thinks that we aren’t doomy and gloomy enough must in a padded cell somewhere! :-)

  46. joe hawkins says:
    August 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    “Worky, I think the Artist has captured the ambience, And the zeitgeist of the time.”

    It’s “a la mode,” Joe.

  47. It is 80 degrees in Chicago and I am off for a few pints with my scraf on. The trees are singing and the birds are leafy.

  48. @worky i noticed i was bottom of the doom and gloom list lol my optimism is not very high for tonight. I see padrew wants 30 mil for cabaye. did they even watch him last season?

  49. GS @ 7: I was going to say “reality makes Motherwell look ordinary.”

    Anyway, worky-thanks for not twisting my words like journalists do with any foreigner’s comments on our players! I now realize I could have gotten the point across with 4 words: I think we’re screwed.

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