West Brom Game Almost Reverse Of Arsenal Game


Alan Pardew was philosophical when he talked about the game yesterday, when Newcastle somehow threw away a golden opportunity to finish 9th in the Premier League.

Cheick Tiote equalizer against Arsenal

Alan was disappointed of course, but there’s not too much you can say when the lads conceded 3 goals to an ordinary side in the last 30 minutes of yesterday’s game.

This is what Alan said today:

“I’m disappointed, it was a funny game,” “We were three goals up without ever playing that well. There were a couple of big errors from them.”“We were seeing the game out quite comfortably, but we gifted them a goal and never got back up to speed.”

“We didn’t look like we were ever going to penetrate them again. I think four or five of our players started to struggle with the amount of time they had been out.”

“Danny Guthrie has been out for a while, Kazenga LuaLua was out for five months, came off the bench and struggled to pick up the pace of the game. Leon Best as well.”

“I think that is a reflection of where we are as a squad at the moment. There are so many top players missing.”
“However, while I’m disappointed I still have to keep myself in the zone that it has been a tremendous effort from this group of players this season.”

“We lost  Ben Arfa and Andy Carroll and to finish 12th is probably about fair – and we need to build on that next year.” “We need to eradicate our inconsistency and top players will help us do that.”

“That’s the level we are at,”  “Of course it’s frustrating, there is nothing else to say.” “We should have seen the game out and we should have won.”

“My priority now is to make sure the players are seen off properly with their fitness programs, that they are sorted for the summer.” “We head into the summer looking for quality players to add to the group.”

This home game was almost the reverse of the Arsenal game, but whereas Newcastle gave away 4 sloppy goals in the first 26 minutes and them came back to draw 4-4, in yesterday’s game they went 3-0 up and then gave away three sloppy goals in the last 28 minutes to draw 3-3.

We preferred the Arsenal game. 😀

But in both games it showed Newcastle may need to strengthen  in defense too, and maybe a top full back who can play on either side, and a good center back is what’s required.

That’s in addition to wingers, strikers and play-makers Newcastle also need to bring in to both strengthen and increase the size of the squad.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    ya one center back is required

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    May 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #2

    We have made one signing apparently already, check the website NUFC.com

    someone called Mehdi Abeid.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Wouldnt be surprised if this Abeid fella was the Mystery signing…

    Today we have been linked with 20yr Old Standard Liege centre back Eliaquim Mangala

    http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/football/news/article/-/9500669/newcastle-ready-to-make-offer-for-standard-liege-defender-mangala/?

    Is he any good?

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Apparantly Abromavich wants either Guordiola orr redknapp as the new chelsea manager… I cant see Pepe leaving the best team in the world, so im hoping its Redknapp (after we sign sturridge ofcourse) so we can get cheaper deals @ spurs…

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Bendtner leaving Arsenal, with an apparant price tag of 15mill?

    NO THANKS.

    http://www.sportsvibe.co.uk/news/football/15m-gunners-striker-is-100-certain-to-quit-club-latest/?

    I wouldnt even be 100% confident in buying him at Half the price being stated… hasnt set the Premier league alight and imo just looks like a younger faster ameobi…

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #6

    TAT abedi GUY has nt played in a international level so he is nt the guy PARDEw was talking abt i guess he is here for reserve teams HE didnt even played in club level too

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  • Brutooon

    May 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Arsenal game – we got the draw because diaby was stupid to be send off

    WBA game – Pardew was stupid to bring on ALAN SMITH

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  • jimmymagpie

    May 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    All great managers have always said that you build a team from the back. As long as we have a right back who wasn’t even considered good enough for the likes of Ipswich, Blackburn, or the Mackems, and a bloody effeminate centre half whose pathetic attempt at preventing the 2nd West Brom goal was a disgrace, and never gets his head on the end of balls across our goal area, then we’ll always struggle. Get the end of season video and study the goals scored against us. We scored more goals at home than every other team except Man Utd, and yet look at the points dropped, and yesterday would have been the same if it hadn’t been for Taylor. Wenger is paying the price for believing that attack is the best form of defence, as is Holloway, relegated with a record number of goals scored. Please, Mr. Pardew, 2 decent, big, strong, physical defenders, and stop talking shit and contradicting yourself every time you open your mouth. And, can we please be told the truth about Gosling, as I was told disturbing things by two of the players after the game yesterday.

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  • dave 1961

    May 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #9

    please Mr Pardew only get a one way ticket when you book your holidays and take your creepy mates with you. you cost us a win you incompetent clown.

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  • Marty-Toon

    May 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Blah blah blah,heard it all before AP.
    You made a bad change with Smith comin on and he played crap and you mention tiredness of other players

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  • Brutooon

    May 23, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Bendtner cant even perform in a worldclass Arsenal midfield

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  • Cardboy

    May 23, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Fergerson should have stayed on he had the crowd up whenever he went on the attack. It was him who got the crowd going. Looked like a Sunday kick about for the most part. Shola should have gone off no ball control it was a joke at times (Best looked more like he wanted to get on the end of things), you need all ten playing and he was definitely half hearted for the most part. Also lucky not to concede twice in first half (Taylor to the rescue), two goal lin clearances with Krul beaten. Shame because WBA were definitely there for the taking and we all knew it. Let them back in way to easily. More fire power up front needed to stop teams coming forward, they know there ain’t much of a threat. Get spending NUFC you get the revenue in, 51,000 there again yesterday give us something to get excited about.

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