Game On! Stoke v Newcastle

Game On at The Britannia Stadium.
Game On at The Britannia Stadium.
Good afternoon all and welcome to what is likely to be the next defeat that will leave myself, and everyone else, annoyed and angry.

Sorry to start things off on a sour note but at the end of the day I’m not feeling too grand about Newcastle at the moment.

Outsiders looking in will see us sitting in the top half and wonder what all the fuss is about, but we know it could be different. A lack of even trying to better ourselves doesn’t sit well with me and wit results nosediving there is very little in the way of positive feeling for Alan Pardew – currently banned from the dugout following his nuttiness at Hull – to cling to.

But still we have just a few games remaining in what has turned out to be an unremarkable season that threatened to promise so much yet has delivered so little in terms of enjoyment, but we’ve backed the lads all the way through so we should probably carry on doing just that before we pack everything away for summer.

There is no live TV broadcast here in the UK so once again we are relying upon streams to watch the game. Some overseas channels are showing the game so hopefully there’ll be a few knocking about. Have a look in the ‘comments’ below and you’ll usually find a few links. Team news will be featured below in full as and when it becomes available.

Stoke are going to want to give us one back after beating them 5-1 earlier on in the season. in truth it was a scoreline made up by the referee and neglects the fact that we were once again poor and were in fact losing until Stoke had a man sent off and gave us that helping hand. As for United, avoiding defeat after recent weeks would be a start. Actually, putting some effort in might ultimately be a start.

Howay the lads!

Stoke: Asmir Begovic; Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Eric Pieters; Stephen Ireland, Steven Nzonzi, Glenn Whelan, Marko Arnautovic; Peter Odemwingie; Peter Crouch

Subs: Thomas Sorensen, Marc Muniesa, Wilson Palacios, Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters, John Guidetti, Andy Wilkinson

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini; Vurnon Anita, Dan Gosling, Cheik Tiote, Yoan Gouffran, Paul Dummett; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse

Subs: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Hatem Ben Arfa, Luuk de Jong, Adam Armstrong

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683 thoughts on “Game On! Stoke v Newcastle

  1. Newcastle have turned into England…. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    I dont even care if they lose

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  2. I hate world cup years. All our frenchman are saving themselves with mystery illnesses. Irony is they might not even get picked.

    Pardew is a disgrace. Ashley is a disgrace. Settling for 9th place in january is pathetic.

    We need a new manager to inject passion and pride into the team. So what if it means getting rid of some of our better foreign players we need some good old fashioned british grit to get us back to where we should be.

    Mixture of core of british players and add some flair with the foreign boys and we are laughing.

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  3. Some additional awards need to be handed out at the end of the season:
    1. Club Fool: goes hands down to Alan Pardew. Spouts ******* every week before, during and after games.
    2. Worst DoF, Anywhere, Ever: this one is obvious. Joe Kinnear. Couldn’t pronounce our players’ names, spouted ******* every time he opened his pie hole.
    3. Worst Tea Lady, Premiere League: again goes to big Joe. Poorly made tea, wore miniskirts instead of slacks, and generally foul mouthed demeanor.
    4. Worst Owner, This Galaxy: Mike NoNuts. Lying, no nutted scum. No class, no respect, no hope.
    The trophy cabinet will be full at the end of the season mates! Not! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  4. BLACKYMAK@605, Thanks , yeah it’s a shame as was a great link that one. I hate the stranglehold Sky and the PL has over football fans. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  5. I just want to steady our nerves before this crucial Swansea match. Wor Alan has informed that we will definitely be playing a highly defensive game. A lot of back passes. Some scurrying about in midfield. Shola will drop back and defend as well. Willo will hoof it whenever necessary. So donโ€™t worry mates, Swansea will definitely not score more than 3 goals! Beautiful Alan.

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  6. according to the papers we’re going to spend big in the summer to emulate what Sir Bobby did…

    I’m getting excited now going off the promises made.. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    unfortunately Bobby played canny football but I suppose its a step in the right direction ๐Ÿ˜Ž if it happens…

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  7. GDeb , He just doesn’t get it does he, it’s him we aren’t backing, we’ve always backed the team, even after they play ****e ๐Ÿ™„

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  8. Mark ,That sounds great but what type of players would we go after, and could Pards get the best out of them ๐Ÿ˜•

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  9. Pardew said: โ€œSwansea are a great footballing side.

    โ€œThey keep the ball and frustrate you.

    โ€œWe have to be patient and take our chances.โ€

    So this weeks big master plan formula is to be patient and take our chances. Genius ๐Ÿ˜›
    Try to keep the score to about 0-0 and hope for a miracle.
    Same ****e that never works.
    Nothing about playing them at their own game, not us,
    we struggle to keep the ball, which is even more frustrating.
    When we do get some chances, we generally fluff them.
    We don’t even try to press the opposition, just back off and give them all the time and space to play their pass and move game.
    The outcome of this one will be very interesting.

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  10. Just short of 3000 NUFC fans were at that stoke match, and now the clown comes out pleading for us to support the team on Saturday.
    What in the name of everything that is holy does the buffoon think 50k+ stream into SJP to do exactly.
    He just doesn’t get it does he โ“
    We always have and always will support the Lads.
    Its HIM and his tripe style of football that is pissing everyone off.
    It would be nice if just for once another manager said “Newcastle United are a great footballing side”. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    Not much hope of that with Pardoom in charge.
    ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

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  11. KIM@606 strikes me as another danny graham mate IMO,he could not stop scoring when he was at Watford and we have saw how good he is in the PL,crap

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  12. Ice@606, Aye that’s the trouble Ice, it’s always a gamble you take when you bring a player up to the PL .

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  13. So, we are aupposed to be excited because of the players we will be signing this summer and Pardew is buoyed by the names he’s after. Mmm – hope Obertan isn’t a pre cursor. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  14. HaHa Stuart – you just know you are on the right tracks there if it has owt to dee with Pardoom

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  15. Its one thing showing an interest in all these players, but it’s another getting them to actually show any interest in us and to sign up.
    We are well practised at this fine art of deception.
    But most of us aren’t taken in with Pardews BS anymore.
    I’ll believe it when it happens. Not before

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  16. So Villa are the latest club who look like they’re going to be bought by proper billionaires. ยฃ200m for Villa, ยฃ190m for Fulham and Fatty can’t get ยฃ250m for us. Mmm something tells me he’s not really that interested in selling. Direct action is required – DO NOT ATTEND MATCHES!!!

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  17. 626 comments! Well. I’m not going to read that many. Decided to read the last half dozen. Same old **** being said, I thought. Good idea to stick to half a dozen.

    But the real reason for gracing this dark place is to let you know that I think this is the last game for the Fantasy Football league. From here, the top 8 play off in a finals series (if I remember correctly).

    So, the winner of the league section is the team that is top at the end of this round of games. Due to being so far out in front (11 points ahead), that winner is . (yes, that’s right, .. Stupid name, I know, but what can you do?)

    My side needs to win to have a chance of making the top 8, but that ain’t looking good – I need three others to lose at the same time.

    What fun! Better than the real thing.

    Howay The Heed.

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  18. “we’ve got ourselves in a position, HOPEFULLY in the summer, to make an investment, to take this club forward and stronger”

    Why now all of a sudden โ“
    Nowt to do with season ticket sales falling thru the floor of course.
    Can’t wait to hear what next seasons target will be.
    If they want to make a significant investment to take the club forwards, then the ambition will have to be greater than just top 10.
    Just cant see it myself, if I’m honest.
    Same old patter.
    Same old Pardoom BS ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  19. Very typical Of Pardew I must say, talking about SBR. He’s under the cosh from fans so he starts reminiscing about ‘good old days’. His mistake was saying that the history is heavy on the club. WTF? We only got in the Champions League FFS! If that weighs heavy on him I’d hate to see him try and follow someone who actually sustained actual success.

    I don’t know one supporter who is expecting the current squad to get in the CL. We know there’s just no chance under this regime.

    One good thing about Remy only being on loan is that at least we won’t be disappointed when he’s sold as we can’t sell him…

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  20. The sooner this season is over the better, and thank god we managed to bag the points early on as the 2nd half of the season must be worse than last.

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  21. He’s at it again, on Remy – “he wears that No9 shirt and it wears well on him.โ€
    On Benny:
    A picture appeared on the internet yesterday, apparently of Hatem Ben Arfa at Newcastle Airport about to get on a plane, but his chances of playing in this match were rated as โ€œ50/50โ€ by Pardew.

    That’s what we’re dealing with, a complete nutter. He’s supposed to be a manager . . .

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  22. Kim – that video you posted – I’ve never wanted to punch someone more!.
    The media put pressure on, the history of the club adds pressure – what do you want AP?, you manage a PL football club – it comes with pressure FFS!.
    As for wearing the defeats, I’m bored of hearing it now!. Get your team ready and do the talking on the pitch.
    As for being patient with Swansea, balls to that!. Get in their faces!, don’t give them time on the ball, pressure them and play high tempo football. But we won’t, it’ll be the same **** served up with the same excuses to follow.

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  23. MM @ 632 It’s a blog league. I thought the stakeholders should be kept informed.

    Maybe you prefer the Ashley method of non-communication.

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  24. STUART aye I saw that two billionaires mates to buy villa if they stay up,let’s hope they go down then they may get the toon,some bloody hope

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  25. Not really big into bashing pardew but what is he talkin about us having a chance of signing remy? He is gone out of here the summer. Fair enough try sign him but don’t think he should saying it outright he thinks we have a good chance when we don’t.
    Think pardew has taken us as far as he can but I fully expect him to be in charge next season.

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  26. Pards says,

    “The financial goalposts have moved a little bit, probably, against us, but that doesn’t mean to say we can’t compete, and that’s what I’m determined to do.

    ๐Ÿ™„ Bloody hell Pards , make your mind up, every week you never tire of telling us how we can’t compete with other clubs.

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  27. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………………………z
    Sick of hearing the total and utter garbage coming from Pardooms mouth
    ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  28. Great read on news now site by Gibson of the local rag having another go at pacman,now he has someone to blame if we get beat again

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  29. Alan Pardew saying financial goal posts have moved against us ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    WTF is he on???

    It’s not like we were spending big before they came in.

    At the very least it’s helped us.

    Doesn’t matter anyway. You could give Pardew the most expensive football teamin the world & he could still make them look poor/average.

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  30. KIM I thought so too,and with Gibson being head of sports lesser reporters might feel free to really put the boot in,let’s hope so

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  31. Ice, I said last week they should never have banned the local rags, it’s madness as tbf they never really took the club to task even when fans were calling for them to do it. That piece they carried on the march had to be done it would of been remiss of them not to run it. The club argues that they only carry small reports on the good they do in comparison to that march piece, which I don’t buy for one second as I have seen plenty of positive stories previous to that march story. What the club are effectively saying is, you can only run good news stories and make all negative stories small or non existent which is censorship in any other name. They have made a rod for their own back since the only news now other than a good match report if we win will be negative due to the latest outburst by Pac-man, piss up and brewery and couldn’t organise spring to mind when looking at NUFC press dept. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  32. Perhaps what Pardew was implying was that SBR had it easier because Freddie backed his manager?

    As bad as Ashley is, Freddie was worse.

    Freddie sacked the best manager we’ve ever had for no reason. I honestly don’t know a single fan that was calling for him to be sacked especially after 5 games.

    SBR complained that Freddy didn’t tell him how long players had on the contract etc so he couldn’t figure out who might stay & who might go.

    He also said he wanted Woodgate earlier but Freddie didn’t want to invest untill we made it out of the group stages of the Champions League.

    Pardew has it easier but he’s just a worse manager so he can’t replicate what SBR did

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  33. Why does wor team suck mates? We must ask ourselves that difficult question. Well it has been torn apart over and over again by that idiot of an owner. Yes thatโ€™s right Mike NoNuts is not perfect. He dwells in his own anus in fact. There is no light, no truth, no honesty in there. Pull your head oot Mike! Harrumph!

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  34. When you have your head in your own anus life is very difficult. Itโ€™s dark, dank, and smelly. The only other person down there frequently is Pards and heโ€™s not much help. There used to be visits by the lovely Joe and Dekka but theyโ€™re gone now as well, sob! Oh woe is Mike.!

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  35. KK . I was very unhappy to see Sir Bob go and after just 5 games too, I have never been able to work out what was the mind set behind that decision . H e did get better backing than Pards tbf though and for all FFS greed he was a fan at heart and is still better than Jabba imo.

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  36. Don’t forget to get your entry in to the Name That Twat contest mates. Entries must come in before or on the last day of league play. Take your time and choose carefully. Which front office ****** is the biggest ****? The field is wide open. Hundreds of Blog Hobbit prizes to be awarded. Shipping, taxes and batteries not included. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  37. Letโ€™s make a serious effort to understand Mikeโ€™s point of view mates. He is wealthy yes, but he has simple tastes. A nice 46 point season, more telly money, limited spending and lots of advertising for SD. Really itโ€™s quite sensible. He has the added benefit of not having to come to home games because we hate him. In the summer Pardew will spread the usual disinformation thick and fast. What could be easier?

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  38. KK, to hear Pards talk you would think the club were making him manage with a gag on and his brain switched off. He cracks on like he’s so hard done by , we can’t compete financially , I lost my best player, I got injuries, the press are on my back ๐Ÿ™„ . All these things are happening to other managers too to some extent, just look at the negative press for Moyes, he must be under enormous pressure at that club like.Our fans have banners and a open top bus ,manure fans organise a bloody fly past during a match ๐Ÿ˜† . It’s quite simple I’m not interested in his excuses and bellyaching anymore, if he can’t handle it or doesn’t like it then just walk ffs.

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  39. And another thing bugging me today , all these sound bites coming from Pards about how he’s excited about the players we hope to bring in blah blah. Does he think we are daft, it’s just pile of ******* put out to keep the natives on side and boost ticket sales and help the club get to the summer and beyond with as little agro from the fans as possible. We’ve heard it all before and that they honestly think the same ploy will work over and over again is pathetic .

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  40. I know a lot of you canโ€™t wait (and have in fact been begging me) for the Official Blog Hobbit Summer Transfer Window Predictions. Well with no further ado here they are! Huzzah!
    1. There will be at least one pissup on the yacht under the pretense of discussing possible transfer spending.
    2. Once he is well and truly pissed Mike will tell Pards what a wonderful manager he is and give him another 8 year contract extension.
    3. My specially trained falcon will swoop down and peck Ashleyโ€™s eyes out.
    4. Having always been jealous of Graham Carr, Pards will try to push him overboard and accidentally fall himself.
    5. Unfortunately Pardew will be rescued by an overly zealous crew member.
    6. The pissup will end with all (except Graham) in complete agreement to spend as little as possible but keep telling the supporters that the club is in great shape for the coming season.
    There it is lads! Read it and weep (except for the eye pecking part of course).

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  41. We are all disgusted with the club as it is run now mates, that much is true! But we canโ€™t give up. Iโ€™m tremendously worried about this summer because all we have is Ashley, Charnley and Pardew. A little shop of horrors if ever there was one. How can this trio possibly think they are going to make us a competitive club next season? Weโ€™ve discussed the problems โ€™til weโ€™re blue in the face but only losses and a relegation crisis will wake Ashley up. Is that what itโ€™s going to come to?

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  42. โ€œWe have got ourselves in a good position in terms of transfer preperation. We must make sure we strengthen well in the summer and we are not under any illusions about that. Iโ€™m not going to put a figure on how many are coming in but we are certainly going to be active.โ€ Pardew

    That’s because you know damn well we’ll be lucky to get one in ๐Ÿ™„

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  43. Kim – ” Itโ€™s quite simple Iโ€™m not interested in his excuses and bellyaching anymore, if he canโ€™t handle it or doesnโ€™t like it then just walk ffs.”
    Beautifully put ๐Ÿ˜›
    Nail on the head.
    Couldn’t agree more.

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  44. Bad luck for the ‘Heed tonight.
    Drew 2-2, not so bad, but Braintree won and are now right up their chuff.
    The next match is massive, a real 6 pointer.
    Braintree away, with 1 match left to play after that.
    Its getting really tight for that last play off slot.
    Howay the Heed.

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  45. very cagey match expected today. we just managed to beat Palace so it will be tight. I reckon we’ll be passed to death but still fair well if Remy’s back. doubt he is tho as Pardew is full of it..

    heart says 1-0 but i reckon 1-1..

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  46. well boys and girls the fraud has been really ramping stuff up in the press in the last day or so going for the full sympathy vote from the fans. Hopefully our support can see through his pr antics and realise this leopard will never change his spots.
    I hope he gets a loud vitriolic response from the crowd and he stays in the directors box to face the music and doesn’t scuttle away like the coward he is. Shameful that it has come to this, the majority of supporters hoping we get beat today, shows the depths we have plumbed to. However if that is the only way to rid ourselves of this charlatan I would be happy if we got a pasting for the remaining games of the season. Hopefully Remy hasn’t got his shooting boots on and we get a pasting 3-0.

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  47. MARK your dead right mate full of ****,he thinks we are all thick,even on Benny he’s saying he might not make the game through injury,Benny has been in France days there are photos of him getting on the plane at he toon,why tell lies the mans a arse

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  48. Despite everything…I think we are going to win today! How’s that for blind still half cut optimism? ๐Ÿ˜†

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  49. Pards won’t do this but my team today would be.

    ———————–Krul———————-
    Debuchy—–Willo—–Colo—–Haidara
    —————-Anita——Tiote—————
    ——————–Gosling——————–
    —Remy———-Cisse——-Gouffran—

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  50. I worry greatly about the droves of morons who buy the clubs lies wholesale. Who have been whittled down in their expectation of both club’s ambition and quality of football management to the point where, when they hear what is said, it somehow gives them hope. There are so many that have been stultified into excepting low standards at SJP.
    They continuously hope that the owner will change things for the better. Deluded, fooled, almost pitiful hope.
    Get real. Ashley has a blueprint.
    Whether Pardew stays or leaves, the standard of football, tactics, entertainment, passion is now set in stone.
    I’ve said it throughout and never wavered.
    Ashley out!
    Please wake up and smell the coffee.
    Get your heads out the sand.
    Jump aboard the Reality Train. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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