Archive for tag: THE ENTERTAINERS.

Is Pardew after The Entertainers Mk II?

May 20th, 2011 | 36 Comments |

David Ginola, Newcastle United Entertainers Mk I
More like Ginola perhaps?
Alan Pardew wants to recruit flair players to Newcastle United to get ‘bums off seats’.

Alan Pardew has previously expressed his desire to bring more ‘flair players’ into the team and he seems to be continuing in that vein with his recent comments. Pardew said:

Next year the most important thing is that we improve.

The period that I’ve been here has been fantastic with the size of our squad we’ve had.

We need some offensive players. One or two players that Newcastle have always had, gets bums off seats players, that little moment that lifts you.

Players like Beardsley, Gascoigne and Waddle but they’re expensive and difficult to purchase.

We’re competing with Champions League clubs to get those sorts of players.

Hopefully we can get one or two of those in and keep the basis of the squad we’ve got here who have been brilliant.

Securing the good players we’ve got here isn’t easy either, we need a squad big enough to attack one of the cups.

This year though we didn’t have a squad big enough, in the modern game you must have 20-22 quality players.(more…)

Newcastle: United by faith, hope and stories?

July 6th, 2009 | 62 Comments |

If you can't say WHEYAYE, you're not coming in!
If you can't say WHEYAYE, you're not coming in!
Those Keegan years seem a long time ago, don’t they? The days when we were  everybody’s second team, when The Entertainers indirectly earned Sky a fortune as punters flocked to subscribe. When people admired and respected us and the North East was regarded highly as a region and so too were we as a group of canny, devout football followers. A bit daft maybe but ultimately a loyal, passionate and decent bunch of merry black and white-clad, funny talking hopefuls.

But on current form it seems the club is a long-running circus and we the fans are the biggest joke on the stage. Yet also disliked for our arrogance and a perceived lack of grace and humility. Oh for the days when we were proud!

Mind you, how much of a stuff do we really give about what people think? I mean seriously though? (more…)