Whatever happens on Saturday….

I love proving this douche wrong.
Newcastle United have certainly been the surprise package of the season thus far. The team that was branded relegation fodder by the ‘experts’ at the start of the season are flying high in 3rd position and are yet to taste defeat in the league.

In fact Newcastle are one of only two teams in the English top flight that haven’t lost any of their opening eleven fixtures. I know all you guys know this but it’s nice to remind the likes of Mark Lawrenson, Paul Merson and Stan Collymore. These are all pundits I have heard speak blabbering crap about us, mainly pre-season. Or in Lawro’s case every week as he predicts us to lose just about every game, utter clown shoes.

To be fair though even the most optimistic fan would have to be a bit surprised to the start we have made to the season. It seems the more we are labelled the ‘underdog’ the more determined we are to prove a point and get results. We have a bunch of lads who play for each other, the manager and the fans. That’s evident and it’s a good feeling when you know the players care as much as we do as fans.

Of course many neutrals claim we are yet to be tested in the league. Well I for one can’t see many beating Stoke away, we beat our fierce rivals away from home and are the only team bar the top two to get anything from Spurs. I was having a conversation with a Liverpool fan who’s views remind me why I hate their club and their fans so much. According to the Liverpool fan our entire team is ‘gash’

Don’t worry folks I reminded him of some statistics, the fact our defensive record is the best in the country was one that I don’t think he believed. I also reminded him that whilst in the league they got smashed by Spurs and lost at Stoke, we deservedly collected four points from the two fixtures. Mind you Jose Enrique was ‘crap’ when he was with us, but he’s the best left back in the league since he’s gone to Liverpool apparently. Moronic, fickle, clueless, uneducated are a few words I’d use to describe his football knowledge.

Back to the thread, no one can argue that Saturday will be a mammoth test and by far the biggest yet. Newcastle travel to Manchester to take on the league leaders, City. Man City have looked like a team that are more than capable of winning the league with their star studded squad. They have rolled teams over with ease this season and have only dropped two points at this stage. They have won every game so far apart from their trip to Fulham, in which the Londoners held them to a 2-2 draw.

Newcastle have a real battle on their hands on Saturday and a lot of people will be watching on, eager for us to fail. But after hearing from Alan Pardew and some of the players, the lads will go into this game without any fear. It’s good to hear that the guys are treating this like any other game and believe they can get something from it too. Pardew has hinted that his team aren’t willing to just ‘park the bus’ which tells me we might have a go.

Let’s just go and have pop and see what happens, if we can keep our discipline and work hard defensively who knows? If this is the end of the unbeaten streak then it’s been a great ride and an outstanding achievement, but there again football is a funny and unpredictable game as I said before. So to the 1,700 or so stood in the away end on Saturday sing your hearts out as always and make yourselves heard.

I have been looking forward to this fixture in truth, last season this game had probably the biggest negative effect on me, we were outstanding and got nothing. If you can recall, Man City were awarded a dubious penalty that was outside the box, that came before we had a stone wall penalty turned down. Let’s not forget it was also the game that Nigel De Jong snapped Benny and cost him a chunk of his Newcastle career.

Whatever happens this football club has made me a happy and proud supporter these last couple of months- long may it continue. No matter what the score is on Saturday… love Newcastle we do. HWTL!

About MarkToon

I’m Mark, I live in a little town called Rugby. I go back a long way with Toonsy, we have traveled the country together watching the lads. I eat, breath and sleep Newcastle United! Follow me on [email protected] MRStockers or add me on Facebook- Mark Stockley.

137 thoughts on “Whatever happens on Saturday….

  1. Wehey…I’ve been in there a couple of times, mind the last time was aboot 15 years ago…. flippin heck….Used to drink in the Denton most of the time when I was growing up in the toon..


  2. Richie, haha πŸ˜†

    …I had no idea Le Shark were still going though. They were the epitome of shit in mi younger seaside casulal days 😎

    Nobs, fkn ridiculous init, 7 pund for 10 cans of Strangber in with the lads, or fawaty quid for a neet oot in a hot room full of twats. Off oot the morra though, Smashing Pumpkins. Should be a blast from the pissed!


  3. Ice…the lassies at Chapel Hoose were a bit posh in my day. You did well venturing up that way matey… πŸ˜†


  4. aye… i’ve been known to get in the denton… it’s a bit of a walk though as i live in walbottle.

    the perry’s been done out now though…. i sometimes get in the turnpike in chapel hoose as well but i believe its been shutdown. last time i was there was when kitschko knocked david haye out.


  5. MM i am posh, πŸ˜‰ mind i done the rounds from the denton hotel along to the owlet (supermarket now) right through to the greentree pub and hawthorn pub,with a few on the way πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  6. NOBBY the percy arms in wallbottle used to do the best BASS in the north east years ago,not that i drank any like πŸ˜‰


  7. Nobby…those are old stamping grounds of mine, but very vague recollections mate (nowt to do with the drink, just didn’t venture that far too often). We normally hung out at the Denton before heading up the West Road and hitting the toon.

    Ice never did the Pendower route mate, had a few in the Howlett though in my sprogdom…..flippin heck, all those pubs along Elswick Road way there….bit mental at times though to be honest. I remember you had to be careful not to cross anybody..


  8. Cheers everyone for the advice looks like I might need to invest in another pair.

    Toonsy: Have a look in drafts πŸ˜‰


  9. MM i never had any bother like mind i always drank with one of the kellys or tams,maybe that had sumit to do with it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  10. …anyone fancying a neet oot on a Hoos/Techno vibe this Saturday neet, get yasells to The Other Rooms in Toon. Wor kid is putting it on.

    …not my cuppa tea like. Nee guitar serlers. Good like anyway.


  11. Ice, I guess you’d stick out a bit, being the dodgy-looking fella at the end of the bar, 4’6 and 18 stone, ordering pints of Elk blood.


  12. ROD off the mark mate 6ft and only ten and half stone (greyhound breed),had to have speed things i got up too πŸ˜‰


  13. Ice, if I picked up my last description, flipped it 90 degrees and slammed it onto a pool table I’d have probli hit the nail on the head then, in an anamorphic distortion kind of way, or so to speak, what what

    …greyhund πŸ˜‰


  14. ..that comment could’ve come from, Roy Cropper, Isaac Hunt or Komfort. Either which way Richie Toon, it was a shit joke. I love you guys.

    …but I tell you what (tell you what, tell you what, it’s 9 and a half thousand pounds), what confuses, yet amuses but still does my fkn heed in, is knowing I know loads of posters on here from the dark days of Ed, but divnt nah whees whee.

    …ahhh, fuck it. Lamb of God on the ifern



  15. …and before the politically correct brigade jump in mi heed, I wasn’t referring to IED victims. It was just a figure of speech.


  16. Went to a pub quizzes tha neet. Fella asked what the capital of Greece was. I said Athens. Turns out it was €2.50.


  17. aaarrrghh, give us this day our daily thread, God, you cunt.

    (haha, that telt him)

    fuck the lot of yers.

    Question 1, for the STAR PRIZE – COURTESY OF TOONSY!
    What action should I take, given stuff:

    a) make a brew
    b) stick XBox on
    c) Crash out
    d) Carve an inverted lemon wedge shape out of the floor with mi heed.


  18. does any1 buy into the Idea of Richard Bransons Virgin taking a bigger role at the Toon since completing the takeover of Northern Rock.

    Massive potential for Virgin if the had a slice of Newcastle?

    someone suggested it on .com and it seems a credible theory.


  19. Mark, I know nowt about the money side but wouldn’t he just have been able to carry on with the NR deal at the paltry Β£2.5m a season? I think NR had to cancel that deal prior to the takeover going ahead but like I said I kna nowt about that side of things πŸ˜•


  20. To be honest I wouldn’t mind virgin being our sponser. Once you get past the funny title, Richard Branson has actually got a brilliant company there.

    His air hostesses are FIT n’all. πŸ˜‰


  21. Brilliant company because he rips the eyes out of his customers! Charging 30% interest on a credit card πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ


  22. @toonsy- aye he might with credit cards but his other deals or very competitive. just got a phone deal for 600mins unlimited texts for Β£12 per mth, ne one could beat that πŸ˜†

    I’d love it if he had any part of the toon..


  23. i see lawro has us to get beat 2 0 thought he would of had us down for a hammering ah well we will probably get a result now.

    his opponent russel grant has us to win 2 1 brave brave man!!!!!!!


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