Sammy Ameobi And Haris Vuckic Both Impressed Yesterday

Some surprise news today that Alan Pardew will play a predominantly first team, for tomorrow night’s game  at Gateshead.

Alan Pardew – will play a first team tomorrow night

Pardew was hardly pleased with the defense yesterday, where the back four and the goalkeeper were prone to far too many errors, and all three goals were the result of some very poor defending.

And the manager now has two games, Gateshead tomorrow night and Fiorentina on Saturday, to get that defense ship-shape before the Arsenal game on 13th August, otherwise we will be al at sea (sorry about that one).

This is what Alan told the Newcastle press today:

“If our fans want to travel there, they’ll see a mainly first-team squad members who need another game.”  “Mike Williamson will possibly need to play again, because he looks a little bit match shy.”

“It’ll be a decent side, and Haris Vuckic will play in that. It’s going to be a stronger team, and the first-team staff will take it.”  ”It will be nice for Gateshead, and nice for our fans too.”

“But the aim is to be ready for the opener with Arsenal.”

Pardew was critical and also  realistic about his sides’ very poor display at Leeds yesterday, and the game started with Newcastle looking very ragged, and Fraser Forster of course gifted Leeds their first goal after only 8 minutes.

The Newcastle manager continued:

“When you get a mistake like that for the first goal, it kind of sets the tone, and there were a lot of mistakes from us.”  “Steven Taylor made uncharacteristic errors at the start of the game, and Jonas was a bit error-strewn.”

“I can’t really put my finger on that.”  “We haven’t done a lot of training since the USA. I think the team wasn’t balanced. There were one or two in positions I wanted to look at – I was looking at a couple of things.”

“Tav found it difficult at left-back. Certain players are uncomfortable in certain roles, and some are very good in certain roles.”  “Haris came on and did well again, so he’s pushed himself nearer the team.”  

“Sammy Ameobi also came on and affected the game with his pace, so there were some positives.” “I think our focus will improve. We were a little bit unfocused, and that’s why we made so many errors.”

Two good points yesterday were the play of both 18 year-old Haris Vuckic and 19 year-old Sammy Ameobi, who’s looked good in the first team whenever he’s been given a chance.

But we have to look for  a much more solid performance tomorrow night, and then a good display on Saturday against Fiorentina.

And then the lads should be ready for Arsenal, but surely we are going to sign some additional players this summer.

There have been four out and four in so far this summer, and other players such as Enrique and even Joey Barton could still leave before September 1st.

The Newcastle squad is still far too small, and that’s not an opinion, it’s an obvious fact.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Strange that Aston Villa have retweeted Joeys tweet, he joining them?

  • Brettoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Joey Barton has announced that he’ll be making an announcement on twitter about his future at 4pm

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Joey may be saying that the players have been banned from Twitter

  • gibbotwg

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Ameobi didn’t impress, he was pretty terrible.

  • carlton nufc

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #5

    If he goes vill it will be for 1 of there players Ireland ?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #6


    Stephen Warnock?

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s kidnapped Ashley & Llambias.
    He’s not letting them go,until they spend some money?? 🙂

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #8

    He’s found a buyer for the club through his racehorse links!?

  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #9

    haha hes said so many times he wants to stay so im just hoping he is just going to reiterate it as i just went and got barton on back of my top yesterday 🙂

  • carlton nufc

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #10

    If he leaves we will find out the truth about this club

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    v FrA NuFc 8 // Aug 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Haha bad mistake.
    If I was getting a name on the back of my shirt.
    It would be my own name. 🙂

  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #12

    @BelfastMagpie87 Anoo mate haha
    I used to get my name but better with players names. Tbh i will go f**kin mad if hes leaving lol but will know in the future to leave it to 1st september to get a player on ma shirt 😛

  • ginkoh

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    I will be making an announcement regarding my future, on here at 4pm today……..

    What the….going on.

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #14

    It would be a bit shit,If he said He was getting married or something. 🙂

    All them journos will be Licking there computer screens,Waiting on this announcement.

  • ochytoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #15

    This can only be bad news. I’m gonna guess that he’s requested a transfer

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #16

    There will be HUGE fireworks if/when he leaves like, wont be good for the club like

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #17

    His tweek will be something about the Olympics Team GB probably.

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Wouldn’t be surprised if this announcement causes uproar amongst the fans and another protest about Ashley selling the club starts again. I have always stated that Barton should keep his mouth shut and be grateful he has been kept by nufc. I’m now getting hacked off with the whole of the upper management/owner/director ect. I don’t agree with slagging off the club via twitter ect, but it must be very frustrating wanting to be part of a big club, when the owner is selling players and not replacing them.
    We were a really thin squad last year and will be even thinner this year. I don’t count all of the youth, because they should be given small parts of games to bed in.
    Really disillusioned at the moment.

  • dave 1961

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #19

    @4:05pm Barton will be having a cup of tea 2 sugars, @5:15pm he will be having pie & pea’s followed by rhubarb crumble and custard.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    sorry niafron,

    I can not keep up with all Ed’s new threads so here is my question again



    have you heard anything about this


    Bangali-Fod Koita of Montpelier {french u21 forward}
    due at club on Thursday to discuss proposed move, fee in the region of 3.5 million.


    Is barton leaving such a bad thing? His and Enrique’s antics are going to cause a lot of bad feelings with the new players. Other clubs haven’t exactly rushed in to get him yet.

  • lloydie780

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Dont know if it is true or not, (but like most people say i have a mate of a mate who is based in St James). . . and i sell cars to some of the players so here we go. . . . there has been talks today regarding Barton and his recent rants on twitter. Very big disagreement as club want him to keep his mouth quiet on twitter and are quite happy to sell him while there is some value but he wants to stay as is very happy with the club. Offers were rumoured to have been placed over the last 4-6 weeks for him, been told Bolton (lol), liverpool and Villa have declared interest. As a result of quotes on twitter the club have asked him to move on, he is apparently weighing his options up and announcing his decision this afternoon. He has told the source that he is still very keen to stay. . . .but for him to announce on twitter yet be happy is strange. . . shall see.

  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Is it just me or is any1 else shitin them about this announcement??

  • joppadoni

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #23

    personally i think hes signing for villa

  • Felipe

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Good riddance Barton. You’re just trouble…wouldn’t be surprised if you put jose up to his twittering just cause you didn’t get a new contract…

  • Felipe

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed, the squad is far from small. It contains 45 players in it, at least 25 or so with first team experience. It is a bigger squad than any of our rivals. That is a FACT!

    Also, if you’re going to count Campbell and Kuqi leaving in the equation then surely you need to include ferguson and vuckic coming through, not to mention gosling and tavernier. You can’t count the guys that retire and not the youngsters that replace them. Jeez, we could do with some youngsters coming through to run this blog!

  • magpiebop

    Aug 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Barton and Enrique can bog off if they’re the cause of dressing room unrest, both will look back one day and realise playing for Newcastle was the highlight of their careers. In fact Barton should have his head up Ashleys ass after he stuck by the no good jail bird!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 1, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Read the news folks – AP is trying to get rid of Ranger, not because he’s not good enough but because of a fall out. He’s simply trying to off load him.

    This is beyond professional and I have stated this before, though some of you seem to believe he’s not good enough though the majority thought he was a bigger talent back i February when we had sold Carroll.

    If Ranger comes good he’s worth more than £ 5 mil, but no, AP is giving him away for a measly £ 1 mil. Now how is that a good deal for NUFC? Pathetic!


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