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Toon Crier for Monday: Pardew Wants Consistency, Shola Might Leave, More

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Stu Forster


Alan Pardew: Fans expect too much of Newcastle | The Sun

Pards insisted: "I do think sometimes it can get very sensational at this football club. When we’ve done well, we’ve done really very well. But when it goes the other way, the whole city goes that way. I spoke to Sam Allardyce about it. He thought, having been the manager here, that was a problem for this club. Perhaps we could have more consistency about how we deal with wins and losses."

Alan Pardew to stay but Shola Ameobi is a doubt | JournalLive
This one's from a couple of days ago, but I don't believe we've commented about it here. Apparently Shola Ameobi is "a little bit undecided about what he wants to do" about his last year under contract with Newcastle.

Could Shola be leaving Newcastle? | The Northern Echo
Pardew also spoke about Danny Simpson:

I think it was fairly obvious that we were not able to do a financial deal. It all needs to line up. It is not about bad relationships or anything like that. I have a strong personal relationship with Danny. I think he is a terrific lad and any Premier League club that takes him, will have signed a terrific player.

Introducing The Newcastle United Wage Database Project | Coming Home Newcastle
Don't forget about our collaborative effort to track down player wages. Whoa, we've got some serious blog inception going on here.

Transfer Rumors

West Ham still pushing Liverpool for Andy Carroll transfer | Metro News
Apparently Liverpool are still seeking £17M for the former Newcastle forward. At that price, you can have him.

Monaco considering surprise move for Andy Carroll as Liverpool striker considers options | The Telegraph
And another suitor enters the frame. Will Liverpool get the fee they're looking for?

Other Football

Champions League final: Jurgen Klopp hoping for a fairytale ending with Borussia Dortmund | The Telegraph
Jurgen Klopp's face is unshaven. That must mean he's ready to win?

Thank You FOX Soccer For 15 Years Of Coverage | EPL Talk
Good riddance to a company that charged $20 a month for a streaming service that only worked part of the time and often blacked out its own coverage. I welcome our NBC overlords.

Speaking of Fox Soccer, here's a "Goals of the Season" video, which features Newcastle quite prominently:

Interview: Landon Donovan on Jurgen Klinsmann, Robbie Rogers, and U.S. Soccer |
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