Alan Pardew – It Feels Like A Defeat

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said after the game that the 1-1 draw at Sunderland this afternoon, felt like  a defeat, as Newcastle conceded deep into injury time – we know how he feels.

Alan Pardew – shown today at Sunderlanddisappointed

Asamoah Gyan was the scorer of  the sloppy goal, although he didn’t know too much about it, as a deflection off Steve Harper ricocheted off him into the back of the net.

You talk about a lucky goal – but they all count of course.

Alan was not happy after this game, as he told Sky Sports.

“We’re disappointed because it feels like a defeat,” “We’ve played so well today. We dominated the game and if we’d just stayed calm in that last period we would have seen it through.”

“We just made a few tiny errors and they got a break and nicked a goal which, on reflection, I don’t think they deserved.”

“Sunderland are very strong at home, but we’ve taken four points off them so, for our fans, that’s good, and it could have been six but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”

“We’re still missing some key players but the ones who came in today did a great job and I feel sorry for them today because the fans who came here would have seen that we put in a great performance and we’re very unfortunate not to get three points.”

“We have a big home game against Spurs, one of the best teams in the league, but if we play like that again we’ll give them a good game too.”

We’ve always thought one of  the worst things that can happen in any game, is when the team is ahead and the other side equalizes right at the death. That’s the loss of 2 points right there.

At least in this game Sunderland equalized within the 5 minutes of added time, and there was about 85.7 seconds left – approximately – of that 5 minutes, when Gyan scored.

It could have been even worse if Sunderland had equalized after 6.5 minutes of  added time – which has happened in the past of course – when the referee forgets to blow his whistle.

So to save the referees from any blame or responsibility in  those cases, they now say it’s at least 5 minutes .

But we were crestfallen at the end of this game – even though we suppose an away draw is a decent result, but not today.

To be fair, the Newcastle players were just great today – and it was another terrific performance  – but it seems that both the Newcastle players and fans  are  disappointed we couldn’t have picked up all 3 points,.

But surely Newcastle can press on and get some good results through the end of this season,  starting with that certain London team that everybody talks about  these days – Tottenham Hotspur.

Maybe can hammer them next week – as we did with another London team recently – it’s time some team did.

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • toonster88

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #1

    of course it does…a win at this time would have helped us enormously at attracting new players.but what the heck…it feels like a defeat bcoz it took those scums stoppage time,and it had to be wonders had we lost it would feel worse.its ok alan…but defence cant sleep like they did today

  • mashearer

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #2

    well maybe this even out the collocini goal against westham

  • kilcline

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #3

    We need to get to 40 points ASAP, 3 wins and 2 draws from our remaining 16 games.

    we have got a really good core to build on then:


    Simpson Taylor Colocinni Enrique

    —-Barton Gosling Tiote Ben Arfa



    If you add a striker in the Defoe mould that would scare alot of the big clubs in the prem.

  • ginkoh

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Without Carroll, Tiote, Barton, S.Taylor and Ben Arfa against Tottenham. If we can match them I will be over the moon.

  • fungus44

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #5

    macam scum lucky that,s what they where today if Andy had been fit would have been 4 1 to us,here,s hoping he,s fit for spur,s on saturday

  • arcarius

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #6


    Against wigan, not west spam, lol

    True Pards, felt like a defeat TBH 🙁

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #7

    why are we without Barton ginkoh?

  • Spuggy

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Everton, L’pool, birmingham and villa all drew,good result for us as we don’t lose any ground.

    At this rate looks like it could be 4 draws (manu v spuds drawing at HT)

  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #9


    Has Barton picked up a knock or a number of yellow cards???

    I must have missed that!

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #10

    ginkoh…without barton?

    what…have i missed something?

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyway I think Guthrie should play instead of Tiote until he returns.

    Hes a good player guthrie, him and barton are both very good passers. Its just when he played earlier in the season he assumed bartons role of playmaker and was too much for him. But alongside Barton, he will be a good player.

  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #12

    I suspect I am jumping the gun here, but firstly, results below us went the right way this weekend, IMO, but also does anyone else now think that there are so many teams in the lower half that if one team puts a decent run together it will be to the detriment of other teams in that half and hence they will cancel each other out?

    I know…another 5/6 wins are probably still needed!

  • Spuggy

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #13

    We only have four teams to play from the top five teams – spuds, manu, arsenal and chelsea and three of those games are at home (Chelsea away)

    We’ve defo played our toughest games already. Injuries aside and a bit of luck we could have a strong finish. Here’s hoping.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #14


    are you on about staying away from relegation? The only team that can put us back down there is us, everyone is beating everyone so you’re right, if a few teams overtake us, there will be other teams dropping the points.

    Its all about us not going to too long of a bad

    But also if arsenal win the carling cup and a top 6 team win the fa cup then there is no reason why we cant put a good run together and challenge for 7th.

    On our day we can beat anyone around us convincly, its just it seems when barton has a bad day noone else will run the game for us, so we are very inconsistant.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    And we may see Arfa return to the pitch in March, and Gosling should be settled back into the rythem onver the forthcoming weeks.

  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Robby Bobson…Yep! First aim, avoid relegation; anything else is still a bonus!!!

    …Btw reports that seats were pulled out and thrown at the stadium this afternoon…REALLY hope it wasnt started by our fans or too many…very stupid action and whoever involved should be ashamed of themselves!

  • Spuggy

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #17

    THAT SAID, lets not get carried away, are primary goal is to avoid relegation, second to keep all out good players, thrird to finish in top 10, forth, to find 2-3 top quality players, fifth to aim for europe.

  • beegee90

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Just feel like if we had of one would have been pretty damn hard to get relegated. Late equalizers like you said ed are the worst thing points wise…losing instead of drawing only costs you 1 point.

  • ganiyu

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #19

    leon best is not good enough for nufc theres no special advantage about him.ashley has to spend money on a new striker to pair with carroll

  • Thump

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #20

    @Toon-tinted-glasses: I think it was the mackems, after all one of them supposedly punched Harper after the match.

  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #21

    @Thump we’ll see…somehow these thing always seem to get ‘spun to be our fans fault!

    Ok gonna be positive; before the game if we had been told we were going to draw I would have taken that; they have only lost once all season in the league!

  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #22

    …and at least it wasn’t a 5-1 thrashing 😉

  • ganiyu

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #23

    swap bent for lovenkrands and best plus 2million pounds

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Football is a funny game…i guarantee if it was nolan equalised in the 93rd minute we would all be buzzing.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #25

    ganiyu….we may get marcus bent for that yer….

  • kilcline

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #26

    How good has Coloccini been this season by the way? Going down really sorted us out.

  • kylenufcmad

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #27

    I have to say, the toon proved me wrong today, however. I thought that without Carroll and Tiote they would dominate us physically but the lads stood up and were counted for…it may feel like a defeat for AP but the performance cannot be faulted – roll on Spurs!

  • arfa chance

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #28

    collo has ben immense and Nolan chips in vital goals. gotta be a one of the best captains aside from yor alan, scored 4 goals in derby games this yr

  • kylenufcmad

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #29

    @kilcline, he is probably the most technically gifted centre-back in the Premier League…in my opinion. He can be often out-muscled but the majority of the times forwards can’t get anywhere near him – he is quality and outstanding today.

  • ganiyu

    Jan 16, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #30

    @ robson what do you hope on leon best after toodays game?i have lost hope in best

  • chuck

    Jan 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #31

    I was never in favor of bringing this guy in as a “BIG NAME” manager.
    Did`nt know a hell of a lot about him, other than he was reputed to be disliked by the players at West Ham, plus the fans.
    Other than that he has a streaky reputation, being fired from both West Ham and Southampton.
    The one thing i have noticed is his inability to keep his trap shut, or at least put his brain in gear before he mouths off.
    In one day he blames the defense for the late equalizer, which was even as Gyan admitted “lucky”, at the same time he also in a sense lays blame on Gosling, for being on the pitch.
    Thats the defence, Krul, Gosling beside`s getting on to Enrique for twittering, as of now, how long before he places blame on the entire side?
    Which in fact he does inadvertantly by saying a draw at Sunderland was like a loss.
    Hey there are a few EPL teams who would be satisfied with a draw away to Sunderland.
    And i have yet to hear him accept any blame for the Stevenage Debacle, he did lay it on the players though(who deserved it)(the boys were tired) but he is teflon.
    Wins are his, draws and losses he has nothing to do with.
    Listen ! do us all a favor Al. if you cant say anything positive about the side, shut to f**k up!

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 16, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #32

    give over chuck,any football manager would of tore into enrique for giving out that type of information on his twitter,plus krul was shit against stevenage end of story,put it this way if u were offered 7 points before the wigan game out of the next 3 games would you have took it??? becasuse i certainly would off!


    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Pathetic display today in concentration!! The Boys on the pitch are to blame for this one, as we clearly dominated the Red and White. I am not a big Guthrie fan, but today he displayed he is light years ahead of Smith. Its time to sell Smith.

    Overall, I am just hurt deeply with this result.

    How in the world did Shola miss that 1st gift??? How many chances does the lad need? Suspect.

    When is our number 9 back and HBA???

    We need a string of wins!

  • geordieforeva

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #34

    I think we did lose today… few top performances included Colo, Enrique, Barton (obviously) and I liked Leon Best too as he seemed lively.
    Shola Ameobi was the difference today. And not in a positive way. He had two chances to put the game to rest and he mucked them both up.
    Please, if you are a premier league striker you are supposed to respect magnificent through balls from Barton with goals.
    Secondly he gave away the ball too many times and also when in 1-1 with the keeper his touch was so awful… i thought we needed Chopra back.
    Please Please we need a premier league class striker. No Jay.

    PREMIER LEAGUE CLASS = Someone who knows how to control the ball and finish. Just the basics, no trickery required.

  • Burni

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Kyle:.. Agree about comment 27 absolutely spot on.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Suprisingly no one miss Alan Smith for next game?

    Positive about last night:
    1) Williamson above average but Collocini is excellent
    2) Jose Enrique is WORLD CLASS, definitely the best left back in the Premierleague (Not Exagggerating, but the truth)
    3) Barton did well controlling the midfield
    4) Nolan did well pissing off the mackems
    5) Guthrie did well last night, at least he CAN pass the ball (compare to smudge)
    6) Gosling is back

    1) Ameobi should bury all the chances. If we were 2-0 or 3-0 – the mackems would be crying all night long

  • TooNArMy0

    Jan 17, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Well done Allan Pardew.. except for the last subs.. it made the team nervous in the last minutes..


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