Having just returned from two weeks holiday and back to my desk on a Monday morning, reading all about Joe Kinnear attempting to assemble what looks like some sort of ‘management / coaching team’ and the doom and gloom that surrounds the club, I thought to myself –  lets look deep and hard into Newcastle and see if there is any light & sunshine.

vurnonanita1First of all, after all the JFK quotes and buffoonery since his appointment, Coloccini opting to stay for at least another year has gone under the radar. There’s no debate on when he came back from injury the defence improved no end, so that’s a good thing.

Secondly, Benny’s fit and ready to go, as you can see by the name I use I’m a big fan of the flair players we have had down the years and without injury this guy is one of the best we have had on his day (Blackburn, Bolton, villa and his first against Everton). It’s not just his goals, the second he gets the ball the St James’ crowd stands up not knowing what’s about to happen and you must admit he can’t half turn a game on its head when he wants to. He also seems to love all of us too (every little helps).

Pardew in the two pre-season games seems to have changed his mind about Anita (started both friendlies); the lad’s class in the making in my eyes. Our midfield had a bad season last year, of that we all have no doubt, but most of them are world class – it’s just about getting it out of them on the day.

I’m not going into a Pardew debate as it’s pointless, if he was going to go he would have gone by now and with JFK or Poyet the only real obvious replacements, Pardew has got my backing and support. Tiote first season was immense, same as Cabaye, Ben Arfa I’ve already declared my love for and Sissoko aint no lump.

Forget JFK, forget Wonga, forget Ashley and Pardew and anyone else that makes you nervous (Obertan!).

This is our club and will be here for many, many years after they turn into dust and push up daisies

Our club, Our Passion, OUR TOON!!!

wor monga
wor monga 5pts

They were f*cking rubbish…a disgrace to the shirt…Alan tells it exactly like it is, and the fault lies with the coach…

...there’s no discipline being shown to the defenders by an outfield skipper, and that’s also down to Collocini,  who should be the coaches enforcer, on the field!!.

...We would all have accepted a defeat, but not a total capitulation like this by a bunch of c*nts who couldn’t give a f*cking  sh!t.

...note...  ( * =u, != i)

ArtyH 5pts

@wor monga Yes mate, would have accepted a defeat if we had played well and tried, it happens, but to surrender AGAIN in the same fashion is not acceptable! 

magpiefifer 5pts

McCalamity will take us down if he stays on.

Where is the fight,desire,application!?The work rate is dire - no closing down,not tracking back quickly enough,I could go on.

I hate to predict this,but Newcastle,Villa and Norwich will go down,and the Mackems will stay in the PL - they seem to have the fighting spirit that we totally lack.

This was a car crash waiting to happen with this totally ineptly-run club!!!  

jack1x 5pts

Mclaren has to go Monday , along with Carr and charnley , a proven managed has to be appointed a.s.a.p ,

jonathanthraxton 5pts

proper sick of shearer me like ye that helps keep ya mouth shut selling out for motd what happend when yo managed

ArtyH 5pts

The laughing cavalier is a dead duck now, hated that smiling interview, the bloke just does not care or know what he is doing, no its both! Taxi for the Brolly!

The only salvation that I can see is get Rafa Benitez in this week, he did a great job a Chelsea last year as interim manager, strange Hiddink is doing the same this year. We need Rafa to keep us afloat because we will definitely go down under the Brolly. Pathetic performance yesterday totally unacceptable! 

jack1x 5pts

There's talk about Pearson or clements replacing mclaren , same old , same old , no difference from what we already have , mclaren , pardew ,,Pearson , clements , carver , all the same second rate managers

sholasgod 5pts

Yes Mr mclaren 7 away goals all season worst in every lge in wngland. He said the other day our problems away from home were because we played on the front foot he's clearly lost the plot. Time for him to go.

Ring around Uranus
Ring around Uranus 5pts

Go for Gary Monk now.

If the worst comes to the worst and we're relegated at least we have a young hungry manager in place.

I sometimes think that clubs sack the manager to quick, but enough is enough. He's not smiling for the camera cos he's happy, he's smiling cos he's lost and doesn't know what to do or say.

kes 5pts

McLaren's face in the post-match interview, laughing it off, will stick with me. I was so angry after that, like I have been in most away games I've attended the last few years and to laugh about it. Wtf is funny about that you d*ck?

Lost Soul 1
Lost Soul 1 5pts

The team merely reflects the club. No pride at any level and no direction other than to the bottom line. Any business needs a culture sadly ours is one of apathy / self promotion and cynical disregard. Some will cry support the team clearly a one way process. Fans fork out £200+ for yesterday's surrender while our brave warriors scuttle off to their sunny jolly. Makes you swell with pride