YOHAN_CABAYE_POPPY_SHIRT_NUFCThe wind has definitely changed direction in terms of Newcastle United’s outlook on the Europa League.

After a general consensus amongst the fans that the club were just going to let this competition drift away, much as they did with the Capital One and FA Cups.

Now though Alan Pardew has come out fighting and insisted that Newcastle are going all out to try and win the competition.

The Chronicle had earlier revealed that the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye will all play on Thursday night, then the manager backed up his previous ‘strong side’ comments with very bullish remarks about Newcastle having a right go.

Pardew also commented at his pre-match press conference that the recent consecutive wins against Villa and Chelsea have given a much better platform by putting a little daylight between ourselves and the relegation zone. The manager also pointing to the post-January stronger squad giving Newcastle a better chance of competing in the Europa League.

If United can overcome Metalist then that would take them into the last 16 and only three rounds away from the final in Amsterdam.

With Newcastle now very publicly saying they are going to have a serious go, I was really surprised to see that you can still get 33/1 on NUFC to win the Europa League, you can bet each way as well and you would get half the odds (16.5) on the other half of your each way bet.

I’m also surprised to see NUFC at a very decent 6/5 to win tomorrow night, I’ll be having a bet on both and dreaming of Amsterdam!

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7 comments
Michael Teasdale
Michael Teasdale

JC may say some silly things but is there any need for The Mag to keep posting his comments devoid of context everyday in an attempt to make him seem demented. He didnt say he "was" the best coach in the league, he was talking about keeping a high mental appraisal of himself, regardless of the truth. I'm sure he is fully aware he isn't the actual best. This headline also seems designed to mislead. He's talking about spur of the moment atmosphere, not directly comparing match quality.

v0ices
v0ices

you are 100% correct the mag should stick to the comments about spaceships and mystery men in lifts to make carver look like a nutcase.

sickchip
sickchip

Why is this bell end still being allowed to give press conferences?

He should have done the decent thing after the game yesterday and said he was stepping down to allow the club to find a proper manager who could take the club forward - if he'd done that he may have retained an ounce of dignity.

The club can't seriously be thinking about retaining his services - in any capacity.

The Vicar
The Vicar

@sickchip Agree 100%. Carver has to go. This is the guy who had a "training ground bust up" with Jonas a couple of weeks back. I know who I would keep. Notice Jonas kept clear of Carver during his goal celebrations. 



Andgeo
Andgeo

Why has this idiot not been relieved of his duties yet? Stop wasting our time fatty!!

Oliver Lam
Oliver Lam

John Carver is like the best coach in Premier League history.

NightmareOnBarrackRoad
NightmareOnBarrackRoad

I was at the Barcelona game and at the game yesterday. The atmosphere was not the same. More crap from Carver.