Newcastle Will Now Change Their Style Of Play

Alan Pardew has been working on new tactics and a new game plan, to confront second top of the league Arsenal at St. James’ Park this afternoon.

Alan Pardew – tough week!

To say Alan has had a hard week at the office this past week is a gross under-statement,  but a win today will send him, the Newcastle players and especially the Newcastle fans into gaga land.

That’s because if  the lads can beat Arsenal, while we still have some of our top players out injured, and especially after the week the club’s had, then surely we can stay in England’s top division this season.

Players to come back soon will include Ryan Taylor, Ben Arfa and Steven Taylor, and they can do a job for Newcastle United, in the remaining 13 game left after today.

And we don’t know  the status of Dan Gosling, or what the Newcastle club are going to do about his injured knee,  which swelled up alarmingly a couple of weeks ago.

It would be really good to get an update on Dan’s status  from the club.

This is what Alan said today:

“I think it is fairly evident that with what I have got available, I will have to change the game plan.”

“Our style will change from now. Not having a 6ft 3ins striker around means we have to come up with something different.

If that means no more long balls into the center – that’s a pity – at least today –  because Arsenal’s weakness is not only their defense in general,  but central defense in particular.

Whether we can score the goals in the big question today, but we do have Kevin Nolan on 10 goals and Lovenkrands and Best have 3 goals each.

And we are hoping that young Nile Ranger can get his very first PL goal today.

That will do wonders for this boy’s confidence and a win today is just what the doctor ordered for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • geoff777

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Great they’ve had two days to come up with a new style of play.

    Pardew is a lying fool.

    Boo him out of the ground.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    This is the only plus point of selling carroll. carroll was good on the ground, but we never used him in that way. A team like Manu or Arsenal would use him in all round game, not just entirely arial as we always did.

    If Pardew, the tactical genius (NOT!) won 5-0 against west ham, with Best and Loven, why start with Shola and bring on Ranger against Fulham. I know West ham were bad, but we did something right !

  • brighter

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    YES!!!Pardew is authentic liar.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Pardw always goes on about his game plans, like he’s some sort of coaching guru !!

    The same guy who put on perch for the last 5 against Spurs because in Pardew’s opinion, he was a better option than keeping Routledge who could have stretched them.!! Oh yeah, give us more of those amazing game plans !!

  • Davy Craig

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    I think that this new style will be defend, defend, defend and try and get something on the break or from a set piece. We didn’t look like scoring at Fulham and I can’t see Best, Ranger or Lovenkrands getting anything at all. Neither of these holds the ball up well in the way Carroll or Ameobi do so that also makes Nolan’s job that much harder. We are in deep doo. Flaming typical.

    Hope I’m wrong but the teams below us have spent money on getting strikers and we’ve got rid of ours and taken a gamble on what we already have being good enough. That gamble has misfired already :/

  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Its just as if we were lower division club who have drawn one of the big boys in a cup tie – we havn’t got the talent, our “new style” doesn’t actualy exist, and we HOPE that ON THE DAY we can beat them – somehow. If we go 0-1 down early on then every shred of last minute planning goes out the window! We will have to rely on every man on the pitch earning the right to wear that shirt with 200% effort – will they do it? Can they do it? If they can’t then we are doomed – we may as well play all our youngsters , play with dignity and plan for another promotion campaign next year.

  • Darling27

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Deary Me. He’s manegerial skills are shit!!!

  • Darling27

    Feb 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    This is Hughton’s team not Pardew’s!!!

  • boater

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda Heights – Yes but shola is the most senior striker in the club, and has been involved in a lot of good results throughout the season. Best got the hat trick and, in fairness Pardew has stuck with him ever since.

    Smith, routledge played in the victory over villa – both dropped 2 games later.

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    We are in big big trouble, I fear a shocker today.

    Also if that isn’t a “come get me” plea from Pardew for Tiote I don’t know what is.

    Does anyone know if there is a protest lined up today?

  • SirAlan

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Change tactics when we were doing great this season, all thanks to Ashley Liambias and the Puppet (Pardew)…the truth has finally come out, he will sell all of the best players when offers come in for them….

  • SirAlan

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #12

    johnny i totally agree mate Tiote will be the next star out the for a Shocker today its been None stop since this freak bought the Club

  • Jola

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Personally I’m delighted that we’re adapting a new way to play. I was sick of the long balls over top..

  • archaeomag

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #14

    The crocked midfielders can line their wheel chairs up in front of the goal, that should hold it till the end of the season!

  • Darling27

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #15

    4-5-1 for the rest of the season me thinks.

  • Edd Case

    Feb 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Obviously going to be 451 from now on.
    Simp – Tayls – Colo – Bull
    Bart – Nolan – Gutrie – Jonas

    I think he’ll go with Loven as he works harder than Best, ball over the top etc but I may be wrong.

    Loven is the more experienced and probably cleverest at making runs, something I noticed Ranger really needs to work on.

  • Gav00Toon

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree with Jonny and sir Alan, Tiote will be away to Chelsea in the summer, they have already been watching him. Then say good by to Enrquie, the players know this, since the sale of AC I fear their head will be down, expecting the worst in the summer. How can you have a positive team if they expect the best players to get shipped out in the summer. That why Bartons stalling, a week ago we wanted to stay in Newcastle for the rest of his career.
    I know I sound very negative, but I have no hope for the team after this week and I fear the worst. We need a sheek with a man city amount of cash.

  • IrishMagpie

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #18

    All of this ” Boo him out of the ground” crap on here and the amount of negativity absolutely does my head in.

    There are a good few on here that seem fairly sound and actually seem to know what they are talking about, but there is also a surprising amount of absolute morons who based on their comments seem to have either an age or IQ of 12.

  • warwick

    Feb 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Being real though I knew as soon as tiote showed what a beast he is he would be gone in a season or two.

  • AndyMac

    Feb 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #20

    I’d go with

    Perch – Colo – Williamson

    Simpson – Barton – Tiote – Nolan – Enrique


    Ranger or PL

    going forward but 5-4-1 defending

    as Arsenal will play 4-2-3-1 with Walcott out wide right but not much width otherwise. I’d prefer not to play Perch but he wouldnt be required to play as an out and out full back as Simmo would be in front of him.

  • AndyMac

    Feb 5, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Interestingly, Wigan went like for like (4-2-3-1) when they drew 2 – 2 at the DW with Cleverly and N’Zogbia out wide.


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