No “Player Power” We Have “Toon Army Power”

December 06 06:07 2007 Print This Article

Last Night Newcastle re-United Man-of-the-Match Alan Smith, said the Magpies' battling draw with Arsenal proved that everyone at the club are pulling together in the same direction. The result was also shown that there's no thing such as “Player Power” but the “Toon Army Power”.


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Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Premier League current leaders Arsenal, put good foundation for Newcastle and can be one step forward in the right direction. For a club that has been under “intense pressure” in recent weeks, Steven Taylor's equaliser on the hour earned a point to their efforts which is clearly deserved it in front of an appreciative St James' Park crowd.

“I think tonight showed everyone is 100 per cent behind everything we're doing.” Smith said, “We need everyone together and we showed that tonight. With commitment like that we can only go forward.”

“If we play with passion like that we won't go far wrong. The goals people score against us are unstoppable and tonight's was a kick in the teeth – but it means everything if a teams is together.”

Newcastle United recently shows not enough passion after being a goal behind in the last couple of games before everything turns out to be clear last weekend at Ewood Park.

“I didn't want to see confidence ebb away. I then saw a performance at Blackburn [last Saturday] but not a result, tonight I've seen a performance and a result.” Sam Allardyce said “Once we scored we saw Arsenal on the back foot and they could not get going.”

Steven Taylor's equaliser in an hour mark liften-up the lads spirit even more, and the crowd roar at St. James's Park even burning the fire upon them and United going mad to pursued a winner for the last entire 45 minutes.

“I feel very unlucky not to have won the game because we had the chances and could not find the finish.” Allardyce added.

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  1. shearyadi
    January 10, 02:22 #1 shearyadi

    I must admit I agree to most of your capitalize letters comment footie fan, it seems that you are very upset about what they call “player power”. I agree that some of Newcastle United players are not worth it to wear the black-and-white shirts. Like it or not, some of those clebrity players are have some (if not all) parts of Allardyce getting sacked.

    As for Alan Shearer, I have my article post several times and clearly note that still many of Toon Army didn’t feel he is the next messiah, not yet!

  2. footie fan
    January 10, 01:59 #2 footie fan

    I AM SORRY BUT I JUST HAVE TO LAUGH ON YOUR CURRENT PARADE-THE MYTH THAT IS YOUR DREAM MANAGER-ALAN SHEARER!!! PLEASE!!! THE MAN CANNOT EVEN BE BOTHERED TO SIGN UP TO TAKE UP HIS COACHING BADGE-KINDA OF SAYS IT ALL!!! HE IS NOT ABOUT TO COME RIDING IN ON HIS WHITE HORSE ANYTIME SOON, NOW IS HE??? THAT THE TOON ARMY PERSIST AND CHANT HIS NAME, AS THEIR DESIRED CHOICE OF MANAGER SAYS ABOUT AS MUCH ABOUT THEM AS IT DOES ABOUT HIM!!! CLEARLY, HE IS A MAN WHOM DOES NOT HAVE THE BOTTLE OR THE BALLS TO TAKE ON THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF THE TOON ARMY FAITHFUL ON- YOU KNOW, THE TOON BRIGADE NEED ONLY CAST A GLANCE DOWN THE ROAD, TO THEIR LESS FANCIED, BUT ARCH RIVAL FRIENDS, LEAST SUNDERLAND CAN BOAST A MAN OF STATURE, A MAN OF CALIBRE- a MAN OF INTEGRITY, OF GRIT, OF DETERMINATION, THROUGH THE THICK AND THIN, ROY KEANE STANDS TALL- HE WONT BOTTLE IT, HE WILL FIGHT TO THE END. HE STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH HIS MEN. KEANE SHOWED NO FEAR, WHEN COMMENCING HIS MANAGERIAL CAREER WITH A LOWLY, DEMORALISED SUNDERLAND SIDE AT THE FOOT OF DIV 1. SHEARER,ON THE OTHER HAND HAS SHOWN NOTHING BUT FEAR, THE FEAR OF DAMAGING HIS PRECIOUS REPUTATION BY ENTERING INTO THE PERILS OF MANAGEMENT, INSTEAD HE HAS CHOSEN TO SIT LOFTILY AMONGST THE OTHER PRETTY BOYS, MESSRS, LINEKER AND HANSON OFFERING LITTLE OF SUBSTANTIVE VALUE IN THE ANNALS OF TV PUNDITRY. THE TOON ARMY NEED TO RECOGNISE JUST WHO AND WHAT ALAN SHEARER ACTUALLY REPRESENTS TO THEM. IN TRUTH, SHEARER IS MORE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SELF OBSESSED PLAYERS WHOM HAVE ST JAMES PARK THEIR HOME, WHERE THEY HAVE RESTED LOFTILY ON THEIR LAURELS, WHILST THE TEAM HAVE CONTINUED TO UNDERPERFORM, PLAYERS WHOM HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY TO COLLECT THEIR BIG FAT PAY CHEQUES, BUT HAVE NEVER EVEN BEGUN TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OR THE TEAMS POOR FORM. THESE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN MORE THAN HAPPY TO PASS THE BOOK ALONG TO WHAT EVER UNFORTUNATE MAN WHO HAS ACCEPTED THE UNENVIABLE TASK OF ATTEMPTING TO MAN MANAGE THIS TEAM. THE TRUTH IS NEWCASTLE UTD DO NOT WANT A MANAGER. THE FANS NEED TO ENSURE THE CLUB RID ITSELF OF THIS BREED OF PLAYER. THEY NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR ALLEGED TOON ARMY POWER, AND ENSURE THE PLAYERS WHO REPRESENT THEM ON THE PITCH ARE PLAYERS OF STATURE, OF CALIBRE, OF ENDEAAVOUR, WHO DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO THEIR GAME,PLAYERS WHO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH EACH OTHER. PLAYERS WHO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO PLAY FOR THEIR CLUB. PLAYERS WHO WILL FIGHT FOR THE WIN TILL THE END. THE PLAYERS AT NEWCASTLE UTD HAVE COST THE CLUB DEAR. OVERTIME THEY HAVE COST THE CLUB GOOD HONEST PLAYERS AND MANAGERS, DATING BACK TO ALAN SHEARER’S TIME, WHO HAVE BEEN FORCED OUT, DUE TO PLAYER POWER. IT HAS BEEN THE DRESSING ROOM THAT HAS BEEN IN CHARGE, THE MANAGERS IN NAME ONLY. THE MANAGER CAN ONLY INSTILL IN THEM THE DESIRE TO WIN. HE CAN DO HIS BEST, HE CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE, BUT HE PHYSICALLY IS UNABLE TO PLAY THE MATCH FOR THEM, OR CHANGE THE MINDSET OF A GROUP OF MEN, WHOM WOULD RATHER CONCENTRATE ON THEIR CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE, AS OPPOSED TO PLAY THE BEAUTIFUL GAME.

  3. bli wedhooz
    January 10, 12:55 #3 bli wedhooz

    wow lot of capitals but no cursing at all.. thats what i call civilized anger…

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