Top dogs!

Ryan Taylor - Over the wall!
Well it’s got the the point now where the title of North East top dogs has been decided, and with five games remaining it is Newcastle who hold the honour this time around.

Of course it doesn’t really mean anything, not when Newcastle finish above Sunderland anyway. This is a title that only applies when Sunderland finish above Newcastle. It doesn’t happen often…

We are now 17 points ahead of the dirty inbreeds from down the road, and with only 15 points to play for it means that Sunderland and the Pixie Leprechaun are unable to catch us, despite their team being “light years” ahead of ours according to some of their own fans.

The fact is that they are not as good as us. Results in derbies proves this, our form over the season proves this, our league position proves this. They are yet again inferior to us, despite a rather impressive mid-season bounce which saw them break the top-ten for a brief period.

It’s that point I want to focus on in this article. Ignore the backbiting and snide remarks if you like – it’s just banter – but on a more serious note, wasn’t it nice to see both sides in the top ten and challenging at the right end of the table for the first time in a long time?


Don’t get me wrong, I still despise them and find them a constant source of amusement and always ALWAYS want to beat them and finish above them, but from a regional perspective isn’t it better for both sides to be challenging at the right end of the table as opposed to the wrong end?

The answer of course is yes. The North-East is known for it’s passionate and fervent support of their football teams. We both have big grounds and a passionate fanbase and having both sides at the right end of the table can only be a good thing for the region. It increases interest.

They’ll be a threat next season depending on the kind of funds that Ellis Short gives Martin O’Neill. Even if he doesn’t get a great deal I’m sure O’Neill will get the best out of what he’s got. So will Alan Pardew though. He’s done it since he took over from Chris Hughton and I’m sure it will carry on. It’ll be interesting to see how it pans out next season.

So yes, we’re top dogs this season, but next season the battle will resume as both sides look to finish above each other once more.

I just hope it’s being held in the more visible top half of the table!

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

53 thoughts on “Top dogs!

  1. “Top dogs”…ergh! Hate the sound of it. If Sunderland were our barometer for success we would have no ambitions above 9th or 10th place. Let’s just forget about them. They’ve not been relevant to us at any point this season, so why change that now?

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  2. that must have been a hard thread to do 😆 i hate typeing there name even 😆

    well monday is well and truely gone nee news from TOONSY wor lass is never wrong or so shhe keeps telling me 😆

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  3. I agree Toonsy, it is good for both of us to do well, as long as they never win a trophy and we are always better than them, I have to admit I was a Sunderland fan on Saturday just gone.

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  4. Aww, bless. I must admit their manager has proven once again that he can turn around ailing clubs…

    …and pretty soon he’ll prove once again that as soon as he’s done it they start to drop back down, Villa stylie, and he walks off to the next ailing club.

    As a non-Geordie Toon, I can’t claim to have the to-the-core mackem hatred, but they are bloody funny. All that money spent and nowt to show. And the Gyan thing was hilarious. :mrgreen:

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  5. Toonsy – I understand what you mean, it may be that it’s a regional thing. I work with mackems, my dad and father in law are mackems and there has been banter all season. They of course blame Bruce completely for there season and claim they would be above us if they had ONeil from the start of the season – as deluded as the bin dippers!! 🙄
    I enjoy derby day and am happy for them to be in the EPL but in the top half 😯 nope!!
    Let them be in the bottom half struggling every season like a Bolton or Wigan … coz I for one hate the very sight of their badge 👿

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  6. Sharpy ,What gets me is everything wrong was down to Bruce and his tactics or lack of and playing players out of posistion bla bla .They back this up by saying look how well MON has done since arriving . Now they slipping a little again it’s suddenly the players fault and the fact that Bruce bought them 🙄 😉 They refuse to believe that MON will let them down and when he does they will be crestfallen as were Villa fans before them. 😉 Can’t wait to see what he blows the transfer kitty on :mrgreen:

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  7. The pre meditated assault on Tiote and attempts to drag us down to their anti football level.

    The trademark ugly negative team in the leicester late 90s mould taking shape: Savage and lennon = Cattermole and Colback (A headless chicken who runs around hacking people complimented by a headless chicken who runs around hacking people but with ginger bollocks)

    A middle aged man boucing round the dugout dressed like a charva, O’Neills been there 6 months and its essentially Stoke with a fruity accent… 👿

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  8. Toonsy, ye ganin soft in yer awld age fella, all those gooey fluffy-wuffy feelings of imminent fatherhood are obviously having an effect on you 😆 😉

    …mi Dad’s the same with the ‘North East’ teams thing though, I think a lot of older blokes are. Me personally, would be happy for the scum and smog monsters to freefall into oblivion.

    Whitley Bay, Gatesheed and mebbees Blyth Spartans on the other hand, more than welcome in the Premier League. 😎

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  9. Right lads i have been composing a little ditty in honour of the great unwashed 😀
    To the tune of Daniel by Sir Elton John. Hope you enjoy .

    Cisse travelled tonight on a plane
    he came to Sunderland and promptly left again .
    They could see Cisse waving goodbye.
    God it looks like Cisse , must have the Toon in his eyes. :mrgreen:

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  10. Hope they stay in the Prem. Guarantees us easy points. 😆
    Mmwwhahahaha.
    MON 31 lol joke. When he gets told there’s nay money for transfers, he’ll be off. AGAIN.

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  11. Kim, I think your song choice might go over a few heads on here, tune-wise, although I know Big Dave is a big Elton John fan. Canny ditty though 😆 …you could replace “the Toon” with “Marseille” and get two for the price of one on a Djibril. 😎

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  12. Rod – OLDER BLOKES!!!! 😯 😯 😯 Cheeky get, last time I stick up for you when Dave and Batty are giving you a blog wedgie 😡

    I think you’re probably right though mate, as a younger person, I was fiercely passionate in my hatred of Sunderland and me and my dad had some real barnies. Unfortunately as you get older and other things in life become more important, you mellow a little bit and realise that Newcastle v Sunderland is a far more interesting fixture than say Newcastle v WBA or Bolton.

    You don’t like them any better, you just learn to tolerate them more.

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  13. that gob -shite redknapp makes me sick somebody wants to “do” him in,now saying he could have signed benny and a certain scum player,wants to get on with his own shit 👿 👿

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  14. a kna ice. 5th place finish for them [email protected] is too good. 👿 😆

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  15. Icedog – I saw that and was as equally pissed off by it. I think it just makes him look like a right [email protected] … It also doesnt say much for their scouts if they did actually look at Benny and sess pit and decided not to go for them … idiots!!

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  16. The FA won’t be too impressed with Arry then ,not much of a judge of talent if he let Benny & sess slip through his fingers 🙄

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  17. SHARPY i just wish he would nick off to england,as i care nowt for england players,they have shown in the past they care nowt for the “team”,then again he will shout his gob off there,should be in the “nick”imo 😉

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  18. Sharpy, I’m probably awlder than you mate 😉
    I get what you’re saying about the fixture thing though. In all honesty I probably would miss them if they went down, but only because that eradicates the ridicule potential. I suppose it is good to have that rivalry, and we wouldn’t have it if they slipped down a division or two, or three. It’s always nice to see them fkup, and even better when we’re on the other end.

    Ice, the Redknapp thing really grated on me too. I said on the other thread he’s probably trying to divert attention/pressure from him and his players and put it on his current closest rivals, us.
    I hate the way they’re blaming the ‘arry for England’ bollocks on them dropping points too. Finishing above spuds ain’t out of the question. I ain’t gona build my hopes up, but it’d be a cracking finish to the season.

    We’ve got to get 6 points in our next two, at least. The Chelsea game, and Man City games will be epic. More than likely be huge stakes for both teams, especially if Manure mess up again.

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  19. Didn’t even see this thread was up 😯 wasn’t showing up for me on the list!

    I wish them all the best naturally-but as Slant says, as long as they’re just in our shadow and never win a cup, or don’t before we do, its all gravy 😆

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  20. It’s actually worse for the mackems than just being adrift of the big club.

    To rub things in, Osborne has added VAT to their Greggs pasties, even the ones they buy for the bairn’s breakfast…..

    And Greggs is a Newcastle Firm.

    It doesn’t get any better than that….. 😉

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  21. Newkie @29

    No mugs in the United ranks these days mate 😉

    Not compared to being a Liverplol fan anyway LOL!!

    Although have to say, I’m their biggest fan this weekend 😉

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  22. UTD111-Yeah, I’ll be rooting loud and proud for those bindipping twats. I’ll stick a tenner or so on Everton though, that should ensure a Liverpool win 😉

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  23. DAVE your going to stop grafting owr hard mate,your missing a lot lately my eyes is sore watching your back 😆 work to live mate,dont live to work 😉

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  24. Sorry Ice I wasn’t ignoring you just getting stuff drew up ready for the morning, cause im going to take de de out for a quick game of golf in the morn before work 😀

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  25. I got me a feeling we will have most if not all our transfer activity done early this summer.
    Will enable Pardew to have a better pre season with his full squad, prior to our assault on the CL (shhhh!) 😆
    Also I dont expect another pre season debacle like last year. what a fuckup that was.

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  26. Ah forget it, didn’t take into account that the odds are for Everton to win the match outright, not qualify. 🙄

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  27. God i’ve got that completely the wrong way round anyway, and i haven’t accounted for us finishing higher.
    Why I am trying to figure out sure thing bets I don’t know 😕

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  28. I understood the first word of post 41.
    Reminded me of sunderland 😆
    That was about it.

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  29. So annoying Ivanovic’s ban didn’t get extended. I can’t see how the appeal wasn’t frivilous quite frankly…would have meant he was out when we played them 👿

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  30. sorry to disagree toonsy,but i will only be happy when the scum are out of the football league altogether,they’re a bunch of whingeing tossers,on one of their blogs the majority of them reckon cattermole is better than tiote.So i dont see how the football world would miss such a lot of dissilusioned wankers.,Lawrie mcmenemy should have been knighted for his services to football.after the job he done there.And by the way i’m an owl git as well,some of us do have sense 😆

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