Newcastle Will Play Their Own Brand Of Attacking Football


Alan Pardew has no intention at all of trying to beat Stoke City at their own game, tomorrow at the Britannia Stadium.

Alan Pardew – we will play our own brand of football

Alan Pardew has Newcastle playing a decent attacking style of play,  which can be successful, but only when we have all our top players in the side.

And when we don’t we’re just not the same side, and that’s unfortunate, and hopefully we can fix that in the summer by bringing in more players with the sufficient class and skills.

Stoke play the Stoke brand of football only as Stoke can, and it would seem a little foolish if Newcastle tried to match them at their own game.

Alan told the local Newcastle media today:

“There’s no way we’ll beat them at their own game.” “There is only one way to beat them – and that’s by playing the way we play. We have a mixture to our game.”

“We’re good at set plays and we’re strong.” “We’ve got good character in the team and we pass the ball well.”

“We will hurt the opposition by building pressure of our own and constantly keep attacking.” “That philosophy will stand us in good stead.”

“We just want to go there and play a game where we keep the ball.” “We will work them and try to unlock them.”

“We’ll try to exploit mistakes and errors and make it the other way round.”

If Newcastle are going to get anything at all out of this game, our defense will have to be on their game, and especially our two center-backs Coloccini and Mike Williamson, although Alan has hinted he may even start Sol Campbell tomorrow, who is fit again.

There will be an aerial attack coming from the home side tomorrow, and it’s something the lads will have been concentrating on in training, but even though teams know exactly what is coming from corners and Rory Delap throw-ins, they still find the plays hard to defined.

Alan continued:

“It’s balls in the box continuously and you have to learn how to deal with that.”

“What they do build is pressure and that’s what we can deal with in a better way by keeping the ball and keeping it away from them.”

“We must make sure the pressure is up at the other end.” “That is a better game plan than having to deal with 18 throw-ins, 10 corners or five free-kicks.”

“That’s what we’ll try to do.”

The plan will not be dissimilar to what other teams have tried to do against the Potters, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that means the execution of the game plan tomorrow.

It will hardly be an easy game for Newcastle, but we assume the lads have had made ample preparations over the last couple of weeks.

And we are looking for a good performance from our side tomorrow, especially after the huge disappointment in losing 2-1 at home to Everton, last time out.

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 18, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    ‘Good morning for everyone. Thank you to doc paul, hendo, derek, ruben and of course fisiosport, for the good and quick recovery.’

    Jonas’ latest tweet! 😀

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  • lesh

    Mar 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    That’s a cpmforting tweet and let’s hope he’s fit for tomorrow!

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  • ToonAndy

    Mar 18, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Team for 2mora has 2 be…

    ————————-HARPER—————–

    ——-SOL——–COLLO——-WILLIAMS——

    SIMMO–BARTON–TIOTE–NOLAN–FERGIE–

    ————–BEST——–AMEOBI—————

    SUBS – ranger, Vuckic, Loven, saylor, Kuqi, Guthrie, Kadar

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #4

    My team –

    ——————-Harper——————

    —-Taylor—–Wilo——-Colo——Simpson—

    —Jonas——Joey—–Cheick—–Ferguson—

    ——————–Nolan————————-

    ——————-Best—————————-

    Subs: Krul, Perch, Sol, Guthrie, Loven, Kuqi, Ranger.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Wait, I forgot Shola, easily done…. replace Kuqi with Shola.

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  • nufc_mad

    Mar 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #6

    3 at the back……really?

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  • TimToon9

    Mar 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    agreed coolcatcarter89

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Mar 18, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Even with a fully fit first eleven i think we will struggle here with a couple of set piece goals for Stoke. Looking at the remaining games if we cannot get points from Wolves/Blackpool/Birmingham/Villa/West Brom then we deserve whatever fete throws at us- surely there is six points from those fixtures!
    Keep the Faith

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  • estechco

    Mar 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    ToonAndy @ 3

    Like it…shy bairns get nowt!

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 18, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #10

    I see we have appointed former Oldham Athetlic’s Frankie Bunn as the new Under-18 coach. I think the investment in youth development is great – but I don’t know Bunn’s record – anyone know how good he is?

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #11

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYU-SeVofHs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    For anyone that hasn’t seen it yet. The best illustration of why people despise footballers wages. Absolutely hilarious, mind.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #12

    I would expect a tough match tomorrow, hoping for a draw. I hope we see more of Ranger to find out whether he can be 1 of our strikers of the future. Encouraging words from Graham Carr in the Sunday Sun. He says we are still a big draw in Europe and can still sign big names. I hope the owner follows his advice. We could see some good players brought in this summer if Carr’s picks are actually pursued by us. It seems France and Holland are our main target countries. Would still love to see Gervinho come to us.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Unbelievable coolcatcarter89. Mario Bibotelli can’t put his bib on, then doesn’t fancy the colour and can’t put the next one on either? Do these players get appropriate bib training before going out? Based on this vid I think not. Maybe spend the summer working on that Mario. Unbelievable waste of talent with that attitude of his. Mancini will get rid.

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  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 18, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Newcastle United’s improved results could be due to poker games.

    Playing poker among the team players may have improved both competitiveness and team spirit.

    Poker could even become part of future training techniques across Europe.

    WTF???

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  • Oba

    Mar 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Harper

    Simpson – Willo – Colo – R.Taylor

    Barton – Tiote – Nolan – Jonas (if fit)

    Best – Ameobi

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  • Selbymag

    Mar 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Oba #15 Ryan Taylor still banned for the next 2 games…
    Personally I think we dont worry about stoke and play our own game get the ball on the deck and move it quickly.
    Just make sure if we need to hoof the ball out it goes forward and not for a throw within 30 yards of our goal!

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  • Snubs

    Mar 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #17

    agree cool carter

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  • Ezedoesit

    Mar 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #18

    I’d have willo and Sol at Cb’s with Tiote and Collocini both at CM. Barton on the right. Unorthodox but could work: look at Man U vs Arsenal.

    Check out this funny video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL8uOqYo_00&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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