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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13 comments
Tadger
Tadger

Had to laugh really as Wolfsburg did a Charnley in the other direction, Bas is worth say 12 mill we offer 7 so they say 25 or so. I expect the same will happen with all of the targets so not much hope really. Just shows an accountant is running the show coupled with no ambition will we see risk taking and acting on the turn to get who we WANT and NEED so man the pumps the ship may be sinking around December

Andgeo
Andgeo

"It's is the embarrassment, humiliation and pain of having your football club destroyed by the lies, deceit and greed of one clueless fool who knows absolutely nothing about running a football club. Thank you Mike Ashley"

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Divnt understand these articles bemoaning the lack of signings. He'll sign some players because he knows he has to, none if those incoming will be signed because it will benefit nufc but because it will benefit SD. He will take a punt on the usual rag tag bunch of out of contract players and those he hopes to make a profit on. Easy to come to this conclusion as that's what he's always done and and if he's still here in five years that's what he'll still be doing and the same fans will still be saying "give it time" etc.

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

@Chemical Dave Of course players will be coming in....  the filtering system that operates through the leagues, means that the best players are looking for the best clubs and the best deals....


.... its not our turn to choose from the remainder yet....  thats the remainder who have given up hope and ambition... 


Third drawer players..... bigged up by the Chronicle boys will sell a few more season tickets...


...the anxiety of waiting to be picked, and knowing the choices are getting fewer and poorer.... bit like School eleven a side the fat kid was always last and put in goal.

Andgeo
Andgeo

And mike Williamson was playing hopscotch with the lasses!

zemtex
zemtex

We have until the last day of the transfer window for the club to turn around. Don't get these arbitrary deadlines - there was an article on here last week saying if we didn't sign anyone in a week  we were DOOMED. It doesn't matter if we sign them tomorrow or on deadline day, as long as they come. If they don't come... then we are f*cked.

NME85
NME85

Totally and utterly delusional. NOBODY is coming.Anyone with any sense can see that a mile off. Fatty is lying to everyone yet again. Keep drinking the kool-aid buddy I'm afraid.

Willvenus1
Willvenus1

"The club would come out of that meeting looking ridiculous". If the meeting goes ahead, and it's a big if, the club are going into the meeting looking ridiculous. So what's new??

MilitantGeordie
MilitantGeordie

The fans forum will be cancelled because they will know going into that meeting without any signings in the bag will rile up and anger the fans and they will be on for a hiding to nothing. Our transfers coming in will be totally dependant on player sales as usual but we'll all have to forget about the Mbiwa, Santon and Pardew money ( yes he even made a profit selling our manager), also Ben Arfa, Gutierrez and Taylor off the wages will be expected to be forgotten and none of them will be replaced.

I tell you what though i am totally and utterly fed up and pissed off with feeling so angry and cynical about my football club. I cannot think of another sports club anywhere in the world that has an owner who treats the fans with such contempt and the only owner in the world that does not want the club to grow and compete for honours.

 Think back before Ashley about how other fans would see us Geordies. The words ' mad' ' passionate' ' loyal' and ' loud ' would be used regularly. And now?

' cheap' ' deluded' ' laughing stock' ' whingers' ' fickle' 

For the first time in my life i'm ashamed of my club and unless there's a splurge of quality signings before the season starts i'm going to do something i never dreamed i would do.. I'm going to bang some money down in the bookies on Newcastle to get relegated.

lameduck9
lameduck9

You make some very good points and I echo your thoughts & fears, however as most fans agree, a large proportion of our current squad are simply not good enough yet it is not simply a matter of getting new players .  The procrastination in the transfer activity is also borne from the need  to off load those who (as you name) will never reach an acceptable standard. This isn't a matter of selling to raise funds but selling to reduce wages paid to previous purchases who have failed to deliver.  Of course, now that many have tasted Prem wages they (and their agents) are not going to accept moves to clubs who will pay them much less and so we are left hamstrung with the failings of previous transfers.


I'd like to think there was a master plan to release players who will never 'cut it' and write off any final payment, just to free up space & wages but I'd rather suggest that McClaren will be asked to fashion a silk purse from the sows ears of yester-year.



Andgeo
Andgeo

It's basically a case of cost cutting year on year until it would need investment to avoid certain relegation, at which point he will sell. It's a question of how long he can get away with it, or how long we will let him!

Andgeo
Andgeo

There is already massive savings off the wage bill and he has pocketed money in the transfer market too. He should be set for another £50m profit this season at which point he will pay himself off and put the club up for sale. Asset stripped! The new owner will have to completely rebuild the club from top to bottom.