Pardew Delighted With Point And Performance Of Youngsters


Newcastle can still finish in the top 10 by beating West Brom at home in the final game of the season next Sunday afternoon.

Shane Ferguson – again looked the part for Newcastle today

Newcastle showed their guts this afternoon, when they got a surprise but well deserved point at Chelsea with 12 first team players missing from the team today.

And they twice came from behind to get the point, with a good Steven Taylor equalizer right at the death – fortune favors the brave alright.

Not surprisingly Alan Pardew was really buoyed by the performance of his Newcastle side after the game:

“I was delighted,” “We tried to set the team up with a positive view on the game, that we could hurt Chelsea.”“We just needed to stick to the game plan. The players were excellent today.” “I was thrilled with some of the younger players’ performances. It was a just result.”

“The focus now is just to try and beat West Brom.” “If we beat them, we jump above them and have a possibility of a top 10 finish.”

“That would be outstanding because we lost a very big player in Andy Carroll, and Hatem Ben Arfa. You have to admire the squad and the staff. We’re very resilient.”

“We’ve got a bit more than spirit. We’ve got quality.” “If you look at our two center-halves, they were outstanding. You can’t get a result at Chelsea if you don’t have good players.”

As usual,  Newcastle had some great support today in London, and there were some great shots of Newcastle fans, very young and old, after Steven Taylor got the dramatic equalizer just one minute from the end of the game.

And Pardew seems to really want to get some good players in during the summer, which of course will also help him become successful at Newcastle.

Alan has again urged owner Mike Ashley to give the fans some encouragement by spending the £35M Carroll transfer money in the transfer market this summer.

Alan continued:

“You can’t take that support for granted. You’ve got to give them hope and belief,” “They saw a few young players today, and they’ll be waiting for a few big new players to come in.”

“A performance like that will give the owner belief as well, that we’re doing things in the right way. If I was the owner, I’d think my investment was a bit more secure.”

“Newcastle is a big, big club.” “We want to attract one or two big players and bring on one or two young players.” “Those are the advances you need if you want to be successful.”

Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias looked happy enough at the game, but it  really was an excellent performance from a ravaged Newcastle squad, and Shane Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi, Kazenga LuaLua and Nile Ranger – all played well.

That was one of the things in today’s game that gave so much promise, some of the youngsters Newcastle have can come through into the first team – and certainly Ferguson looks set for a first team position somewhere in the side next season.

Shane hardly ever gives the ball away – which is  always the sign of a very good player.

The next step is to beat West Bromwich Albion next Sunday afternoon, and cap off what has been an excellent season for Newcastle.

A win next Sunday will see the team on 48 points, and the players can take the plaudits from a very grateful Newcastle public.

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180 comments so far

  • toonfan09

    May 15, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    ferguson had a slow start but grew into the game hope his injury aint to bad

    think if lualua had come on and we were still drawing then he would have tried to go past more ppl however he still got the corner tht got us the draw… sammy ameobi looked gd as well

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope Pardew is watching the Wigan vs West Ham game. Carlton Cole has missed a 3 yard sitter to put the Hammers down and N’zogbia might just have saved Wigan with two good goals

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  • connor_nufc

    May 15, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Sign n’zogbia up as quick as possible!!!!

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  • toonfan09

    May 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    dont think we will be going for n zogbia wigan will want big money and they now have the easiest game to miss out on relegation

    birmingham play spurs
    blackpool play man utd
    wigan play stoke

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  • Baro

    May 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #5

    A great game and INDEED AMAZING GAME THAT WAS!

    N’ZOG SAVED THEIR ARSES

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Am not fussed either way about insomnia coming back. Bad attitude but great skills.

    I hope Man Utd let Blackpool win

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  • The Entertainers

    May 15, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #7

    I like what Pards is saying by bringing in 1-2 quality players, hoping for Osvaldo and Zog.
    Then a couple of younger players.
    We havent got the cash to bring in half a dozen players, we have probably less than the 35 million we got from Carroll due to wages. Just don’t be deluded, besides I like our transfer policy and don’t want whole sale changes.

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  • kevymartins

    May 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Could well be that wolves go down..There 1 point clear an they play blackburn..

    if blackpool and birmingham get something by by wolves you’s dirty ba*terds

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  • mylestoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Ferguson, quality player. Got so much energy!

    LuaLua cold be a big player for us if he can play like he did for Brighton. He ripped league 1 apart!

    Sammi Ameobi looked good, but would like to see a bit more of his talents.

    Overall we were quality today, really got stuck into Chelsea. Not full first team either, if it was, we could have knicked another goal.

    Looking forward to summer.

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  • boonarmy

    May 15, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #10

    the entertainers
    agree there mate
    1 class forward
    1 pacey creative midfielder ( pref right)
    1 centre back to replace campbell
    and a back up left back if enrique stays
    and id be happy next season promoting the youger players aswel.

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  • kilcline

    May 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #11

    2 strikers needed

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 15, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Fergurson gets my man of the match award. A brilliant performance from the fearless youngster and in what I believe was his first start in a Premiership game.

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  • free giveaways

    May 15, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Get N’Zogbia and get Demba Ba too. He looks superb.

    In my opinion N’Zogbia has been the best winger in the prem this season, apart from Bale and Nani, and he’s played in a very poor team.

    So he had an attitude problem when he was here. People said the same thing about Laurent Robert and Tino Asprilla.

    He was 18 when he signed for us, he hasn’t had any attitude problems this season and he would undoubtedly make us stronger.

    http://www.free-giveaways.co.uk

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  • ochytoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #14

    The thing with Zoggy though, would he get along alright with our other temperamental French winger Ben Arfa?

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  • daneevz

    May 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #15

    I too thought feguson was outstanding today didnt realise he had bags of pace totally different player on the wing to lb. Lua Lua look good looks much older than last time i seen him and first time i seen sammy ameobi a dangly fella looked wired running but shows some promise i was really happy with potential of youngsters and now dont think we need as many signings these fellas cant provide the cover we need to key players! HWTL!!

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  • daneevz

    May 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #16

    sorry **Can

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  • Baro

    May 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Bryan Ruiz 9 million
    Doumbia 7 million
    Adam Lallana 4 million

    Promote Youngsters (More playing time)
    ………………………………..
    ATT – Sammy Ameobi
    RB – James Tavernier
    CAM -Haris Vuckic
    LW – Shane Ferguson
    CB – Tamas Kadar

    …………………………….Ruiz………………………………..

    Jonas…………………Ben Arfa………………Doumbia

    ………………Nolan…………………Tiote………………….

    Enrique………….Colo………Tayls…………Tavernier

    …………………………….Krul…………………………………

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  • davybtoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #18

    i think 5 signings will be enough 2strikers, a winger, a creative midfielder n a left back
    with the 3 younsters today plus taverineir n vukic n kadar i think we will be fine

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  • davybtoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #19

    with only these players leaving
    xisco
    routledge
    kuqi
    campbell

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  • The Entertainers

    May 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #20

    I believe Zog and Ben Arfa could potentially strike a fantastic partnership, playing behind a quality striker.

    3 man work a holic midfield with Barton, Tiote and Nolan.

    Of course with Jonas we have options to go 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1

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  • davybtoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #21

    osvaldo, marvin martin and lallana, mbengue and zogbia

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  • Partizan

    May 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Baro……Try 13 mill for Ruiz,maybe then they’ll consider your offer.

    N’Zogbia…….total risk!!

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  • davybtoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #23

    yea behind osvaldo he is great hold up play n has a trick or 2

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  • Billy1985

    May 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #24

    ferguson was amazing todays, lualua didnt do that much but have seen him play loads before and he is amazing wasnt that long ago he had a broken leg, and wor sammy well impressed me best out of the 3 ameobi’s thats played for us and he has only played about 10 mins. well done lads keep up the good graft

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  • Billy1985

    May 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #25

    nzogbia is a big headed french fcuker but he is one hell of a footballer……is that true about jonas wanting to leave for italy?????

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #26

    There is a lot of players who can come in and up our quality and we are looking for 3-6 I think summer will make most of us happy

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Billy1985
    Its true he wants to play in italy before he retires but not this summer, he is happy playing for NUFC for awhile yet

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  • davybtoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #28

    …………..krul………….
    tavernier taylor colo jose(hopefully)
    ……….tiote nolan…….
    jonas ben arfa nzogbia
    ………osvaldo………….

    with a back up team of
    forster
    simpson williamson kadar mbengue
    lualua barton martin ferguson
    shola best

    plus vukic, lovenkrands, rtaylor, ranger, sammy, larrson, perch, hines

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 15, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Billy1985 – “out of the 3 ameobi’s” – There’s Shola and younger Sammy which one is the third?

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  • Baro

    May 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #30

    By the way i can’t wait to see how our new kits look in the last game of the season at home St.James Park. As we will wear them on the next and officialy the last game of the season vs West Brom.

    BLACK n’ WHITE!

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  • marcos_nufc

    May 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Well done Alan Pardew and all the players involved in the match. People talk about Tiote as if he was an ace but if Tiote played the match he would recieve a yellow card. I think there are better defensive midfielders in the market.Newcastle United don`t need a player that receives 14 yellow cards in a competition. We need a good defensive midfielder to cover the defenders, another left back as Enrique will leave the club, another right back to replace Simpson, one left winger because Jonas will probably leave the club too and one good striker like Elmander, Cavani or even Hulk.

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  • Baro

    May 15, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #32

    davybtoon

    if Enrique stays there is no way we will bring in M’bengue

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  • The Entertainers

    May 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Bloody hell Marcus, your a positive little fan !

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  • Baro

    May 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #34

    marcos_nufc

    Seriously? You do not think we should keep Cheik Tiote? Just log out of your account and delete your account please. You want to get rid of Tiote who we brought in for 3.5 million and is worth over 20 million at the moment, but you then compare 3 strikers that are totally 100% different. HULK would cost 40+ million, Cavani 30+ million, Elmander on FREE, you compare 30 million to a fu**n free?

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Ive been known to have some dodgy shouts on this site but marcos_nufc you just blew me out of the water with that one impressive

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  • Reacher

    May 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #36

    He was good Ferguson, I like him. Perhaps could have released the ball a bit earlier on a couple of occasions, but overall, pretty solid. Hopefully after the summer break he’ll come back having rid himself of that 11 year-old physique.

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  • kilcline

    May 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Which of the youngsters do you think will make the most impact next season?

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  • Toon1978

    May 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #38

    WWJBD

    Ferguson was awesome today down that left hand side mate. Quick and nimble and hardly gave the ball away. I still think he could do a job at left back though lol. As for N’Zogbia, we do not need him at all when we have the likes of Ferguson in the team. Hope we see a lot more of him next season although cover for left wing would be good. S.Taylor, wow. What a game that kid had today. I am pleased he signed his contract. We seem to forget Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool where sniffing around his just 18 to 24 months ago. He won everything in the air today and read the game excellent. A world class performance. Coloccini was outstanding today also. He was to blame for the first goal but after that he was excellent. Enrique was also brilliant today, really hope we can keep this kid. Sami Ameobi done more in 10 minutes then shola did in 90. Nice to see Lua lua back. The kid has a bright future.

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  • WWJBD

    May 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon1978
    hahaha you stick to ya guns with that one mate. I’ll have him at LW over LB anyday though 🙂

    Kilcline
    Ferguson or Ranger for me but they both may be sent out on loan so am not sure if the impact will be for us or not.

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  • davybtoon

    May 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #40

    would like to see lualua get a start next week wud b good reward for him after his broken ankle

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