'The Name Is Pardew...'

Being the complete footballing saddo I a m, I always sit down and watch sky sports on a Saturday morning to catch up with team selections for my fantasy football team, while at the same time listen to all the pre-match managerial interviews for the weekend…happy days!

As soon as I switched on the tele this morning they’re talking with Harry and Pards,the timing couldn’t have been better cos we’re shooting out early today for a wedding.

Harry starts by saying the toon are in no danger this year even though QPR will beat us today (typical tongue in cheek Redknapp) but the real surprise came when Pardew says, “We’re in good form right now so very confident we’ll get a result today!”

Unfortunately, for me I was mid-sip of a monster cup of tea mixed in with a slice of hangover toast as he said that, the cat is now suffering third degree burns and has spent the last hour licking all the bits of toast out of its fur.

I went back in the kitchen, got another cup of tea, put some more toast in the toaster and then sat down again and turned on the computer to look at the Newcastle united blogs I like to read.

The cat’s now decided to sit outside in the rain cos it’s a lot safer than sitting within ten yards of me with tea and toast on the go, staring at me loud and proud was a huge headline…

NEWCASTLE BOSS PARDEW SETS SEVEN POINT FESTIVE TARGET!!!

I opened it up and couldn’t believe me eyes. Pardew goes on to say…

“But I have four Premier League games and a FA Cup tie to get through without them. We need one, maybe two wins, which would be six or seven points out of that. This is what we need to aim for.”

Happy days! 7 points from the next four games and we’ll be right back up there challenging for Europe again. All we have to do is beat QPR today, then beat either Arsenal or Man U away or beat those relegation pushovers Everton at home and then get a draw from one of the rest…easy peasy when you look at it look like that!

At least Man U, Everton and Arsenal fans will be laughing

How many points do you think we’ll get from those 4 games?

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11 comments
TeamGB
TeamGB

Unless the cheque book comes out sooner rather than later then I can see SM resigning before a ball is kicked in anger. C'mon Mr. Charnely we're waiting....!

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@TeamGB I think McClaren's stock is still high enough that he can put himself in a position of power, not absolute power but certainly more than previous incumbants had.  When we got Pardew he was glad for a job, any job, so wasn't going to speak out.  Carver was desperate to ingratiate himself with the owner so much he may as well pulled his trousers down and bent over.  Hopefully McClaren has a bit more bottle and speaks out over lack of signings or too many sales...I think he will get a lot of respect from the fans if he does and if he walks out i'm sure other clubs will take note and give him a chance as he clearly has ambition.

Kazie23
Kazie23

Come and join us!! Here at the toon Will

toonterrier
toonterrier

No matter how good Mclaren is as a coach if we haven't got the players to do the business we're going nowhere. Pre-season starts on Wednesday and we have the same dross that finished with a whimper in May and nearly got us relegated. So far nothing has changed other than a couple of back up men for McLaren unless of course he's signed them as player coaches. 

Polarboy
Polarboy

I don't want to get onto this thing about Cathro being the next coming or whatever but hopefully he has been brought in for that side of things. Attractive football and tactical nous were reportedly the things he had a hand in at Valencia.  

Kazie23
Kazie23

And if we sack McClaren I would love to see Ian Cathro get the chance and I know for a fact he'll do a great job

toonfifer
toonfifer

Don't leave it to chance Will come and play for him at the Toon!!!


A quality young player and the type we want................and he fits the business model.


Sign Him On!!!!!!!!

Kazie23
Kazie23

I totally agree...He could wear the number 8 jersey too

Get rid of Anita,Marveux and if we get Hughes I suggest we sell Tiote

Andgeo
Andgeo

We couldn't get him over the line! It's too cold, he wanted realistically high wages (i.e. The going rate/prem norm), derby wouldn't release him on a free even though charnley sent them a nicely worded memo by carrier pigeon.

v0ices
v0ices

If we play attractive football it will be the first time McClaren has used it in his career as a manager.

Andgeo
Andgeo

It's got disaster written all over it, and the supporters will get the blame. Getting rid of ashley is the only way. Until he is gone it will be one embarrassment after another. Even if Cathro did a good job, ashley would try and sell him!!!