Pardew And Staff Celebrate Win With Newcastle Fans


Alan Pardew joined his team after the victory over Sunderland on Saturday, and hailed his side’s stubborn spirit,  which at the end of the day gave Newcastle another win over Sunderland.

Alan Pardew – at Sunderland yesterday

The winning goal was scored by Ryan Taylor, who would not have been in the side if Newcastle had signed a left-back replacement for the departed Jose Enrique last week.

But Ryan scored with a terrific free kick after 62 minutes, that was the difference between the two sides.

But the win today showed the Newcastle team may not be as poor or bereft of talent as some have suggested, and when you have spirit of course, anything is possible.

Newcastle showed that in February in their magnificent comeback from 4-0 down against Arsenal.

While Newcastle did not play well at the Stadium of Light, some stalwart performances, particularly from captain Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor,  and goalkeeper Tim Krul, meant that Newcastle kept a second clean sheet in as many games.

And in the second half  Jonas Gutierrez and Joey Barton also gave strong performances.

Sunderland were fancied to win the game on Saturday after their investment in the transfer market in the summer brining in 10 new players.

And it looked like going that way in the first half, but Tim Krul made crucial saves when it mattered, and Coloccini led the side by example with another Man of the Match performance from the new Newcastle captain.

Sunderland again had a man sent off, and this time it was Phil Bardsley, sent off after 89 minutes for a dangerous and bad tempered tackle on Coloccini, that required the Argentine to have treatment for a few minutes before he could carry on.

And of course only 15 minutes into the game, new signing Seb Larsson got away with a blatant hand-ball, that should have had him sent off and Newcastle awarded a penalty, but the referee and his assistants missed it,  but strangely still gave a corner to Newcastle.

Pardew talked of the Newcastle spirit,  which certainly seems still strong in the squad:

“We have shown that the spirit at this club is still very much there.”

“This brings everybody ­together. My staff are looking forward to going into town ­tonight and sharing that with the fans, and that’s what it’s about. I will join them for a couple and I will enjoy it too.”

“Football is about that winning mentality and sometimes, you can have that winning mentality and not win, but you can be pushing and pushing, and that’s what we have got to do all season.”

“We had load of heroes today but Ryan Taylor for the goal and our centre-backs Fabricio ­Coloccini and Steven Taylor all deserve special mentions.”

Newcastle are building a good winning mentality, as two stubborn and spirited performances against Arsenal and Sunderland have garnered the side 4 points, without Newcastle playing anywhere near what they are capable of.

Next up are Scunthorpe United on Thursday night in the Carling Cup, and then Fulham at home at 1:00 pm next Sunday in the league.

Newcastle may even start to play well,  and two wins in those games and things will really be flying at Newcastle.

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26 comments so far

  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #1

    ‘A couple’ 😉

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t think he’ll have to buy a pint tonight! Well deserved night out for the lads. Got it spot on today very pleased 🙂 Performance was nothing special but stuck to the game plan and came out on top.

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s going to get blathered, then burgle Fat Mikes’ mansion with a bunch of students 😆

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  • sirtoongospel

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Get in there!!!!!!!! Great day and feel totally bladdered!!!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Good to see Pards getting some credit. That’s two games now where his half time tactics & substitutions have quite clearly completely changed the game.

    Anyone watch Match of the Day? The compilation of Sunderland thuggery they showed at the end was brilliant. Hope the mackems are ashamed. Doubt it though.

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #6

    TDS i thought cabayes was a shocker as well! 😆 lucky there wasn’t 3 sendings off. Clattermole bardsley and cabaye. Bardsley should’ve been a straight red. How colo’s leg did not break i do not know!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #7

    I was one of the guys that was saying no to Shane Long. But West Brom got a steal in him by the looks of it. Still hoping we get Bendtner in. Even though i know he’s not a popular choice among almost everyone

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  • MacToon

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Ai good lad, then he can go and celebrate by buying a left back and striker 😉

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Andy

    I know, but don’t forget Larsson!

    LGFUAD

    I’m sure Bendtner could do a job, and I’d happily have him as our #9, but I don’t really think there’s any chance of us getting him. We just don’t seem to be interested in parting with money.

    It genuinely seems that our policy is to make one offer, then move on :/

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #10

    @TDS I’ve seen a few mackems on twitter questioning how we finished with 11 men and saying it’s ironic how we call Clattermole a thug and “worship” Barton.

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  • Andy

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Ah yes i forgot that! Larsson should’ve been sent off! And Shola would have scored that. I have no doubts about that. For all his faults his penalty taking is up there with the best!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #12

    GeordieCoaster

    I accept that Cabaye made one bad bad challenge, but I would question how they finished the game with more than 8 men!

    And we worship Barton because he’s OUR idiot haha. Clattermole is a bit messed up though – did you see him grinning when he scythed Jonas??

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  • Andy

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Read off of one of the frenchy experts on twitter that le parsien (french newspaper shockingly. Paris i believe) says we are going to make an 8m euro bid for cissokho

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Clattermole is brain dead. Seriously, chief imbecile – right up their street. 🙂

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  • GeordieCoaster, we worship Barton Because he’s so intellectual and can quote Orwell and Cattermole probably can only quote Sponge Bob.

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  • gndtoon

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #16

    realistically i think it’d be nice to have cissokho and santon in and spend the money for a striker in january on next summer. simmo is in the last year on his contract so santon will be a good addition to the squad, So he can take over if simmo doesn’t sign a new contract.

    PLUS i think no one will dissagree with the fact the we have strikers at the club …. the problem is good ones and i’d rather suffer ba best and ameobi than panic buy that french b**tad forcing a move here who doesn’t seem much better than what we have.

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  • Andy, Shola had a canny game today. OK before I get slaughtered, it’s just my opinion.

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #18

    @TDS Aye I saw his smug face after that you just want to punch him!

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  • Andy

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #19

    GG i’m not bashing him. I agree 🙂 He was very effective today. Lucky he was off side for that obertan cross though or there’d have been trouble! haha

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #20

    i could not help but cheer when Cabaye did that to Bardsley, what better way to go into a Darby than to get a yellow from a tastey challenge like that. Lucky not to get sent off but, so was larson so it balences out a little.

    HWTL cant wait for Fulham, but hope we dont rely on set pieces to score. looking for a lot of goals from open play this season, otherwise whats the point in our ‘flair’ players, hope i did not set off a neg war on here, that is my opinion, respect it and share your own, thats what makes a blog, not constant bickering about the 35 mil and our lack of spending it.

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  • gndtoon

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #21

    http://vodpod.com/watch/15299252-seb-larsson-gets-away-with-a-blatant-handball-sunderland-newcastle

    or

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl3HnU0HOhk ….. if saylor doesn’t act like he was punched by klitschko in the gutt they sebs handball is more obvious

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  • I’ll tell you what narks me about Barton. He has to get himself involved with every discussion with the Ref. That’s Collo’s job. How many more yellows till he’s banned?

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #23

    I thought he respected Colo’s presence when they went over to the linesman. Colo told him to retreat and he did. Joey is great at wrapping most refs around his little finger, let him be.

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  • Get a new striker in this week and wrap Shola up in bubble pack till 03.03.2012.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #25

    GeordieGerman

    Me and the missus are on the floor laughing with the sponge bob quote from you ! Brilliant !

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Did you know that Clattermole was barred from every club and pub in Cleveland and Teeside? He’s a real Headcase ..! I actually like him because he’s a real Nutter !And he Know’s it ! Mind Bardsley should be banned for ten games because of the leg breaker on Collo, What a Bast**rd

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