The image of the season? Watch it on DVD.

I’m a big fan of giving something back. In fact it’s something that I used to do at my old workplace when a proportion of my wages went to charity every week.

So keeping in tune with my values it’s about time I gave something back to you guys and offered you the chance to win something at my expense. Now it’s only something small, a token if you like, but at least it’s something in the shape of the Newcastle United 2010/2011 Premier League review DVD. Don’t fret – bigger prizes and competitions are on the way. I’m merely using this as a warm up!

Now for a question I’ve had to think carefully. I can’t make it too easy, and with the internet making everything easily researchable I’ve plumped for a guessing game. So the the question is:

Who do you think we will play in our first game of next season?

Now I’m not looking for home or away – just the team will do. However there are a few rules which are outlined below:

1 – The competition is only open to registered users of the site. If you aren’t a registered user then unfortunately your entry will be void. If you want to win then you must register. Simples.

2 – To make it easy to administer you must enter the competition in your registered username. Not Dave or Richard or whatever your real name is.

3 – Entries must be sent via e-mail to You can chat about your guesses in the comments as always, but unless you send an e-mail your prediction won’t count. What I would like to see is your username in the subject line with your guess in the main body of the e-mail.

4 – You can send as many guesses as you like but only the first one will be counted.

The winner will be contacted via e-mail shortly after the closing date which is Thursday, 16th June, 2011. As long as your entry is in by the time the clock rolls over to Friday your entry will be counted. Shipping to anywhere in the world will be paid in full.

In the event of a draw there will be a tie-break question. The person who gets closest to the answer wins. If two or more people get the same answer then the winner will be drawn from a rather fetching flat cap that some of you may have already seen or at least heard about.

The competition is open!


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  1. 1
    SpencerTheToon says:

    sy, can I have to the 18th? im having hotmail problems ;-) :lol:

  2. 2
    Army69 says:

    first game will be tottenham

  3. 3
    SpencerTheToon says:

    man city away I think..

    but i still need to think about it first before i send in my entry

  4. 4
    icedog says:

    ime ganning for our first game to be a derby game :grin:

  5. 5
    Big Dave says:

    Spencer dont think to long Lad ;-)

  6. 6
    SpencerTheToon says:

    why not dave lad? :lol:

  7. 7
    toonsy says:

    Man United :evil:

  8. 8
    SpencerTheToon says:

    good job ya cant win it yersen toonsy, ill send you a tenner if we get man u away first game

  9. 9
    SpencerTheToon says:

    man u at all even

  10. 10
    Newkie says:

    First game-Swansea at home-we’ve fecking earned it. Not that it’ll be a walkover mind.

  11. 11
    Moreno says:

    Nee easy games in the PL Newkie….

    ‘cept the makems of course :grin:

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Newkie says:

    Moreno-Exactly mate :mrgreen:

  14. 14
    Moreno says:

    nah it wont be bolton dave, divvn’t vote for them

  15. 15
    Toon Chicken says:

    Norwich thank you please

  16. 16
    Toon Chicken says:

    Any links for the France game?

  17. 17
    SpencerTheToon says:

    dave vote for them, it means that you cant win,,
    it will be some one newly promoted or one of the top six, they want to make the first weekend exciting, not have mid table teams battle out for bore draws.

  18. 18
    Newkie says:

    Good to see the Germans now have an actual German leading the line nowadays in “Mario Gomez” some sound Aryan lineage there. No more using the Polish combination of Klose and Podolski… :grin:

  19. 19
    Toon Chicken says:

    Just read the rules properly. Email sent ;-)

  20. 20
    toonsy says:

    TC – I posted a link on the last thread mate.

  21. 21
    Toon Chicken says:

    Cheers fella – doesn’t seem to be working though. Hast it finished now?

  22. 22
    toonsy says:

    TC – Yeah mate priv

  23. 23
    toonsy says:

    TC Yeah mate. Think it kicked off at 7:50

  24. 24
    SpencerTheToon says:

    toonsy im to lazy to send a email, cant you just take man city away now? :lol:

  25. 25
    toonsy says:

    Spencer – of course, but do you want me to tell you it won’t count now or later on? :lol:

  26. 26
    SpencerTheToon says:

    toonsy , if you dont take it ill boycott the blog :lol:

    ermm do it now because i want to win :razz: :lol:

  27. 27
    Moreno says:


    I guess we’ll soldier on without you then…

  28. 28
    Toon Chicken says:

    1-1 against Belarus. Not very good.

    I take it our two new players didn’t feature? ;-) :grin:

  29. 29
    Big Dave says:

    Spencer watch the door doesn’t hit you on the way out lad ;-)

  30. 30
    SpencerTheToon says:

    I wouldnt do it anyway..

    But you would all miss me :roll: :lol:

  31. 31
    batty says:

    wigan but iam not sending mail as toonsy will empty my bank account agen :smile:

  32. 32
    Moreno says:


    I sent him an e-mail with West Ham, just think we haven’t played them first game for ages

  33. 33
    Toon Chicken says:

    West Ham got relegated, Moreno.

    You’d have been better going with an established PL team like Birmingham.

  34. 34
    pearceet says:


  35. 35
    Army69 says:

    check this is out lads , cabaye and gameiro didnt play against belarus ………..

  36. 36
    Army69 says:

    france are in group d

  37. 37
    Jobey07 says:

    Wooo! Newsnow, good work sy :grin: :grin:

  38. 38
    batty says:

    aye toonsy congrats on news now :lol:

  39. 39
    Toon Chicken says:

    Has anyone ever seen Bobby Shinton in the same room as Steve Wraith?

    And how about Stu79 and the guy from United for Newcastle?

    Bit odd if u ask me.

  40. 40
    Toon Chicken says:

    Props for News Now toonsy – very well deserved fella!!

  41. 41
    Axel says:

    Arsenal away

  42. 42
    Jobey07 says:

    TC- heheh :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I’ve gone for Villla.

  43. 43
    Moreno says:

    TC @ 39
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  44. 44
    batty says:

    moreno did you know drew barton is joeys bro :???:

  45. 45
    Moreno says:

    I did mate, crazy eh?

  46. 46
    batty says:

    yeah seems a nice kid ,talking too him now :smile: they sed the family love newastle

  47. 47
    Moreno says:

    You’ll actually find that wherever there’s a problem outside of football with Joey, he isn’t too far away at the time :???:

  48. 48
    batty says:

    isnt 1 of his brothers in jail :???:

  49. 49
    Moreno says:

    something to do with an axe….

  50. 50
  51. 51
    Newkie says:

    Think that’s his cousin, who murdered someone with an axe or summit? :???:

  52. 52
    Jobey07 says:

    that’s grim

  53. 53
    Toon Chicken says:

    Bit of a conversation…er…killer, that one. :???:

  54. 54
    Moreno says:

    nae pun intended i am sure…

    erm… back to the thread….

    Hope I win :grin:

  55. 55
    pearceet says:

    Back to the silly season gossip….According to newsnow (now featuring!) we’re going to make a ££5m bid for Long….. Worth it??

  56. 56
    pearceet says:

    But i hope I win!

  57. 57
    Toon Chicken says:

    Wouldn’t mind that at all. so long as we get Gameiro too.

  58. 58
    Jobey07 says:

    I’d like that, Long is good.

  59. 59
    Moreno says:

    Mental how Ricky van Wolfswinkel went for so little, less than Shane Long. anyone know much about him? Thought he was supposed to be good?

  60. 60
    pearceet says:

    I haven’t seen much of him tbh but if we got him as back up for either Gervinho or Gameiro or a.n other that would be good. Not sure I’d want him leading the line.

  61. 61
    Jobey07 says:

    moreno- we were linked last year and people were very keen

  62. 62
    DJG says:

    There’s another 2 france games coming up. Might not be such a bad thing if our targets don’t play. Remy came on as the sub striker for france so Gamerio is down the pecking order (he hasn’t even made his competitve debut for them yet). I don’t think Cabaye will get a game tbh unless they start getting injuries.
    Shane Long missed a sitter in the champs play off final and didn’t really do much. Not convinced he’s prem class.

  63. 63
    Newkie says:

    His finishing was top class in the semi against Cardiff so you can say he had a great day then a poor day, it happens. If you score over 20 in the CC and show talent then I think you can easily be “premiership class” though I think I’d prefer graham..just so we have some strength up top.

  64. 64
    DJG says:

    I think he could get a game and score a couple, but I don’t think he would be as prolific. He probably wouldn’t be much better than Best or Ameobi.

  65. 65
    Army69 says:

    someone plz answer this , what is hapening with gervinho? whens he gonna decide what club he is going 2??

  66. 66
    OHurley says:

    The bindippers. The RED bindippers. Not the blue.

  67. 67
    DJG says:

    Long could have just had a good season. Before this season he never hit double figures in 5 seasons at Reading. :???:

  68. 68
    Newkie says:

    True DJG, though I think this is one of the first seasons where he’s been an established front man rather than a super sub. I think he’d be decent, and is probably more of a natural finisher than what we have, but like I said I’d still prefer Graham…

  69. 69
    Bobby Shinton number 9 says:

    Hey boys. What’s happened to the transfer frenzy that you’s were predicting last Sunday?
    My god, I warned yous but you scoffed at my realism.

    Every window opens and every gullible fools peer out and hail Ashley.

    Then I throw water on the fire but lambasted for being negative, yet I’m always right at the end of the day.

  70. 70
    Newkie says:

    Yawn :roll:

  71. 71
    Brisvegas says:

    Starbob: I’m glad you’re not right at the beginning of the day.

    Newcastle the 292nd best team in the world… alongside Brisbane Roar!

  72. 72
    Axel says:

    moreno @59 i am not that surprised , the lad is too light weight a half decent finisher and thats about it . I am surprised he has gone too Portugal where the defenders are killers , i dont think he will last long in that league . The lad is no better than we now have and would only warm our bench .

  73. 73
    Moreno says:


    It’s because cwarr (or any rumour for that matter) is instantly taken as gospel. Even though he has no past success :???:

  74. 74
    Newkie says:

    How the hell do they rank that :lol: Motherwell are 108? :mrgreen:

  75. 75
    Moreno says:


    It’ll be a point system like the uefa co-ef

    Doesn’t taken into account who they played and the league they’re in

  76. 76
    Newkie says:

    Aye…if its just that or win ratio’s then that makes sense…not why they’d do it, but how its positioned

  77. 77
    sunlounger says:

    Tyne-Wear Derby first game?? has that ever happen before?

  78. 78
    AndrewNUFC says:

    Back in from work…

    I went for Norwich. Liking the idea of these
    competitions toonsy :smile:

  79. 79
    DJG says:

    Timmy boy vs. Brazil. :shock:

    The Oranje line up:
    Tim Krul; Gregory van der Wiel, John Heitinga, Joris Mathijsen and Erik Pieters;
    Nigel de Jong, Kevin Strootman and Ibrahim Afellay,
    Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.

    With the injuries of Stekelenburg and Michel Vorm, Van Marwijk had to make a tough decision between Newcastle’s Tim Krul, Cillessen ( NEC) and Jelle ten Rouwelaar (NAC).

    Van Marwijk picked Tim Krul. The 23 year old impressed yet again in the EPL this season, replacing goalie Harper, in 25 games. He played against world class strikers like Drogba, Rooney, Torres and Van Persie. Bert: “That was the deciding factor for me. All three goalies are tremendous talents, but I think Tim has a bit more experience in big games.”

    :shock: :!:

  80. 80
    AndrewT says:

    Fantastic for krul to be starting for holland

  81. 81
    AngelOfDeath says:

    er…can oversea participate this competition. :cool:

  82. 82
    AngelOfDeath says:

    I got a strong gut feeling that NUFC will play with a certain club. :lol:

  83. 83
    toonsy says:

    AOD – Yep, its open to worldwide entries :)

  84. 84
    Ryan says:

    Just our luck. it will be Liverpool at SJP with Carroll to kick off the scoring… :sad:

  85. 85
    AngelOfDeath says:

    @toony: so i presume you paying those shipping fees? :mrgreen:

  86. 86
    toonsy says:

    AOD – Yes :)

  87. 87
    geordieqatar says:

    …think I’ll put me hat in the ring and say Norwich :cool: :cool:
    ….got a funny feeling :shock: :shock:

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