Hold the back page….

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After the 4-0 humping dished out by Stoke last weekend it is perhaps not ideal that we aren’t actually playing again until the start of April.

On one hand a two week break is a good thing as it will allow us to hopefully get some of our injured players back, and it will allow some of those who have just returned to action to build up a bit more fitness as we prepare for the vital clash against Wolves. On the other hand, after such a heavy defeat all you want to be able to do is get to the next game as soon as possible so you can, hopefully, get the defeat out of the system and bounce back with a win. A two week gap will prohibit that from happening unfortunately.

Which leaves in a kind of limbo really don’t you think? I mean our Premier League future is in the balance and yet we can’t do anything about it. Even worse, it kind of scuppers any plans that could have been made for next season as it would be foolish to plan ahead without knowing where we are going to be playing our football next season.

Now, I’m still confident that we’ll survive – I always have been right back from before the season even kicked off, but given how easy guaranteeing survival should have been it’s kind of hard not to be be disheartened with the way results have gone. However, I am the eternal optimist and believe that we can turn it around and get those final few points needed to ensure another year of Premier League football next season.

Until then though, it’s kind of pointless planning ahead. I’ve read speculation linking us with hundreds, maybe millions, of players over the last few weeks, which is fair enough of course as deep down we all love a bit of speculation, but we must realise that nothing is going to happen until we are mathematically safe. That includes transfers, contracts, departures, anything.

As the headline says, it’s a case of ‘hold the back page’ with regard to many things at NUFC at the moment, which makes it easier for us to focus on the task at hand in my opinion. It will be tight and it will be concerning until we can limp over the line, but once we are over it the party can start and we can plan ahead for next season and beyond.

Until then though, EVERYTHING is on hold!

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.

91 thoughts on “Hold the back page….

  1. I think we could go on a short winning streak starting at Wolves 😉
    Ice never fear we will always have someone to abuse, its just they mightn’t be of Richies calibre but we will make do mate.

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  2. ashley might strike sack the snide,and bring back A.S. to save us in last 8 games,oh no tryed that didnt work 😉 say again if we cannot get 6points from last few games with 3 of them at home,well———-

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  3. I really hope that Best doesn’t get injured on international duty, cos he’s the only striker we have got who can score goals at the moment !

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  4. Without wor Leon we’d be cattle trucked…has he signed one of those W.H.Smith’s 5 year contracts yet ?…he must be the only one who hasn’t…

    Yalret lads, has everyone had a splendid day today… ?…nowt ower here about FC Bayern chasing Enrique by the way…

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  5. Icedog…you’ve been saying it for weeks now, if we don’t get 6 points at home from Brum, West brum and Wolves we don’t deserve to be in the Premier League. The biggest risk at the moment, apart from the injuries, is the apparent drop in morale and Pardew getting his tactical formations wrong. He should cut out the tinkering perhaps..?

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  6. Reet lads I’m off to graft. Catch you all in a bit.

    Might struggle with articles tomorrow cos of the docs and what not but I’ll do my best 🙂

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  7. Moreno…did you treat your lass to a slap up meal at the weekend with your winnings ?

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  8. Well it’s just crap these days isn’t? Lowest standard of living, lowest relative take home pay, highest living costs etc etc.

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  9. MM,
    An real life example of how it works in my relationship:

    Last sunday we were down the local pub for some reasonably priced scran. Meals for the family and a couple of drinks and it came to £25.
    My daughter was doing me head in about the flashing machines so I gave her a quid to put in the fruity (she is 21 months old). She hammers the buttons (and I tinker a little bit) and we end up pulling out £25 quid!
    Walk over to the wife with fists full of pound coins to tell her and I just knew she was thinking ”that’s tea paid for then”

    I still managed to persuade her to get it on her card and pocketed the winnings.

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  10. Toonsy….ya good, her mams just phoned to say the phoneline and broadband were installed today.
    Goodluck tomorrow…..just pray they don’t take ya BMI 😆

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  11. they saying we are playing better footy with the snide,cant quite grap that like 1win 10,i would prefer to play crap and have a few more points on the board,or is that just bad luck “again”

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  12. Moreno, the women have the smart comments off bat mate, it’s genetic, they don’t even need to think about it ! Sounds like your wee one has a way with money already ! 😆

    25 quid for a sunday lunch with drinks isn’t too bad though but..

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  13. 1 win in 10 is a pretty crap record to be honest…though Pardew never had the benefit of the feel good factor when he took over…cos err…there wasn’t one…!

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  14. Well tbh I just give the mrs what money I have as it burns a hole in my pocket until I buy power tools or tattoo machines 😆 and I already have more than enough

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  15. MM he never had the benefit of the Judas either .
    Though I often find the 1 win in 10 makes it sound like 1 win and 9 losses 🙁

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  16. aye and the bloody n.h.s. is crap,this is true sister-in-law sent to durham hos by doc with bad chest pains,to the heart dept,had to send her back to doc as they didnt even have a blood pressure machine working to check her,what the fk ganning on, rang up and give them six nought,i got a sorry,but we are going on a run to raise some cash to buy another 😡 😡 😡
    got her to diff hos and found to have angina

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  17. ‘Ice the NHS is **** but a lot of good workers in it’

    🙂 😆

    Dave you come out with a peach every night mate. Are you a peach tree by any chance?

    🙂

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  18. Hate international football me, gunna be a long two weeks. Lets hope it gives Ireland, Jose and Barton time to get back to better fitness.

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  19. AndrewNUFC

    We did so well last season aswell when we were playing 2 games a week and fighting for the title. now we are playing 1 game every 2 weeks and the players are ‘tired’. Get a fkking grip!

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  20. DLJ I dont think we have tired players just ones struggling with injuries. Our players cant use being tired as an excuse, we only play in one competition. Not like we have had cup games on top or europe like some clubs.

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  21. It annoys me which this ‘tired’ shyte.

    I worked over 40 hours a week, have 2 kids under 2 with one of them teething and I have been down to the local soccer world and gave it my all for 60 minutes tonight. Didn’t stop running or trying for the team.

    these lads are at the peak of physical fitness, train a few hours per day and actually play in a real game for 180 minutes per week, sometimes (as is the case at the moment) 90 minutes every 2 weeks whilst getting paid 50 grand + for doing it.

    Boils my piss when I hear players are tired. Why don’t the poor little sausages stop their careers as a footballer and move onto something less strenuous then, like work 18 hours a week in the local spar?

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  22. Moreno – That’s part of the problem though. Footballers are now so far removed from reality that they forget about things like that and how the normal working man must get by in the real world.

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  23. I played until I was 50. Was determined to make it to my 50th birthday. Played midfield too. Did a lot of running box to box, though it got hard in the last few years to mix it with the younger guys – the 35 year olds.

    Tired? Me? Whey aye, man. I was ****ed for days after each game.

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  24. Bris – My old man was the same. He didn’t stop until he was in his fifties. He’d give some of the young’uns a run as well! Mind you, the bloke is an ex-Para and never really stopped the fitness malarkey.

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  25. They travel in luxury thats probably more comfortable than my home. You seen the club coach? 5 star hotels every away game, aye they must get so tired doing 90 minutes work a week.

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  26. Jobey – I used to be. I used to play Sunday League and I used to play for the town where I live now which (at the time) was the league below Blue Square North/South.

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