Pardew – Sammy Ameobi Was Terrific Tonight And A Fabulous Goal!


Alan Pardew should have learned a lot from the game on Thursday night at Scunthorpe.

Sammy Ameobi – about to be mobbed after scoring the winner

Alan should try to sort out why Newcastle look completely hopeless in the first half of every game, and he should look at playing more of the Newcastle youngsters, as Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic provided the extra energy for Newcastle after the two youngsters were brought on in the second half.

Haris Vuckic looked the class player he’s surely going to become, and he even looked majestic at times, and Sammy Ameobi was a live wire down the left wing, and made two great chances that Gosling and Best missed when he crossed balls from the left wing.

And of course, in the second half of extra time young Sammy scored a simply stunning winner for Newcastle.

And until Pardew can get a striker who can take simple chances and put the ball into the back of the net, Alan may have to find a place for Ryan Taylor in the side, as the Liverpudlian scored with another stunning free kick for Newcastle after 80 minutes.

Scunthorpe were much the better side in the first half and the Magpies had goalkeeper Tim Krul to thank for several stunning saves to keep Newcastle in this game, and this lad must have a good chance to become Holland’s first choice goalkeeper.

Newcastle were much better after the break (as usual) and should really have won the game in the 90 minutes, but missed far too many chances, and Pardew will be begging Mike Ashley to get him a striker before September 1st, who can convert simple chances.

Newcastle should have bought Shane Long from Reading.

Sammy Ameobi will get most of the accolades for tonight’s win, along with Tim Krul and Ryan Taylor, and certainly Alan Pardew was a happy man at the end of this game, as he told Sky Sports:

“I’ve been saying privately he could threaten a place in this first team,”  “He had a couple of cameos at Chelsea at the back end of last season.”

“He’s got a great brother who will keep his feet on the ground and great parents.”  “He was terrific tonight and it was a fabulous goal. He’s a different player to his brother – his feet are electric at times.”

“It’s a tight pitch and they are an organised side who gave us a lot of problems in the first half – but we were cheap with the ball and didn’t really look like we were up for the game.”

“Sometimes it’s difficult to get the attitude of the players right – they almost expect things to happen sometimes – and we were lucky in some respects to be only 1-0 down at half-time.”

“But in the second half we were terrific and could have got two or three, we really had them on the back foot.”

Sammy looked great tonight,and helped turn the game for Newcastle, who were lucky to get away with an absolutely abysmal performance in the first 45 minutes.

And surely the form of both Sammy Ameobi and Harris Vuckic  proves that the Newcastle youngsters  deserve a real chance to show that they can do in the first team?

Newcastle scored two stunning goals but it was the six or seven sitters they missed that was disturbing – where’s my boots?

The job was completed tonight, but it was really hard work – but our lads found a way to win the game in the end – and that’s always important.

😀

Howay The Lads!!

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49 comments so far

  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Sammy is god. Snm.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Happy B’day Craig!

    HWTL

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Sammy has made my mind up for who im getting on back of the top 🙂 well sorta anyway, either Marveaux 22 or S.Ameobi 28 😀

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #4

    by the way am i blind or was bests ‘goal’ easiily onside no one seems to mention it

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #5

    The best show, no onea mentioning it because no one cares 🙂 we have sammy ameobi nothing else matters anymore.

    Team for fulham…

    Sammy
    Sammy Sammy Sammy Sammy
    Sammy Sammy Sammy Sammy
    Sammy Sammy

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  • craigTnufc

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #6

    I’d still go for ba on the shirt so cheap n will annoy Ashley. Cheers for the birthday wishes ur the first lol

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  • craigTnufc

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #7

    I know a notts Geordie long shot but is ur name matty?

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  • YankeeToon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #8

    XI vs. Fulham
    Krul
    Simmo(God help us) -Saylor -Collo- Raylor
    Barton (Obertan)- Tiote- Cabaye-Jonas
    Vuckic (Obertan)
    Best

    I don’t know what it is about Vuckic but he seems like the player with the most potential and needs to start at least every other game or as a sub in most.

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #9

    simmo was frighteningly bad today, when e just totally missed that ball late second half and they were 2 on 2, so bad. he offers little up front as well, often gets in good positions but so predictable just takes one touch then puts a cross in evry time

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  • craigTnufc

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Vuckic is a player whom is strong and a cracking left foot. Get him on the pitch!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #11

    The most infuriating thing of tonight’s game was OUR LONG BALLS!!!! WHY FFS!!!?? We never played through the ground all game. The only times were when we would send it wide for a decent cross in. Apart from that every bloody player seemed to want to hoof it up field! That had me screaming all game. With quality passers and dribblers of the ball in Cabaye, Marveaux and later with Vuckic and Sameobi on the field why in the hell were we always sending long balls over the top and not playing along the ground?? Ahhhhh Thank God we won it was awful to watch.

    Great goals by the way Sameobi’s being my pick of the bunch, and Best was onside and his goal should not have been disallowed.

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  • Brutooon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #12

    1) Best is our Best Striker
    2) I NEVER been a fan of Shola Ameobi for 12 season but Demba Ba is even WORST !! Play like a headless chicken and cant even control the ball.
    3) Gosling and Marveaux got some poor passing but its ok because both are still recovering from long term injurie
    4) Vuckic is quality. good impact player for us this season. Along with SAMMMY AMEOBI
    5) Sammy Ameobi should learn from his brother – especially AVOIDING the lazy part
    6) Simpson is poor tonite
    7) Raylor cannot play at left back all season. No way

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  • YankeeToon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #13

    @ besty
    I agree. For me Simmo is not much different then Perch’s contribution last year and don’t see his value above being a sub for depth. If we find a LB would much prefer Raylor over Simmo at RB.

    @craig
    Out of all the young players, agree Vuckic looks the best. Need to give him more minutes.

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  • niafron

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Be patient for Ba, he’s a good player. Just need time.

    I’m most concerned by what JP FTR told. These long balls are a problem. The team need to wok dramatically, for changing the kind of play was the main objective of Pard when he was appointed, and all the signings and departure have been made for that.

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  • niafron

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Did someone got a link for the Highlights of the game?

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  • ToonOz

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #16

    @JP spot on!! So sick of watching us play like a league 2 side! We are getting outplayed every game by teams playing football, and keeping the ball on the ground!

    So frustrating to watch, what is it with Newcastle players all thinking they are Steven Gerrard, trying to whip long balls all over the place? FFS – hold the ball and be patient. Reminds me of an under 12’s game – everyone just excited to kick the ball as far as they can.

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  • Twatter

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #17

    The way some of you lot are moaning on you’d expect we lost 5-0. Cheer up.

    I agree that we have the talent in the side not to have to play it long everytime but don’t dwell on about it, will you.

    It weren’t awful to watch; in fact quite the opposite, especially from the second half onwards.

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  • durhammag

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Krul was immense tonight, really developing into a top quality keeper. Thought Cabaye, again looked class, but had a quieter game as he dropped deeper later on in the game. Think Marveaux could be a real talent for us and cant wait to get HBA back.
    Need to keep our feet on the ground around Sameobi and Vuckic. Although both played well, they were up against tired League 1 opposition – cracking strike by young Sami though.
    Ba and Gosling were appalling tonight. Lost count of the number of times both of them gave the ball away. Would love to see Marveaux start against Fulham

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #19

    niafron – I am glad you saw it too. We really need to play good attacking and fluid football along the ground. All these signings and emphasis on emulating Arsenal’s play even with good French players like Arsenal and we send it over the top time and time again. I just don’t understand that.

    I really hope it was not Pardew’s tactics and just merely that the new arrivals think that this is the English type of play they want us or the manager to see. If that’s the case they will soon know that that type Sam Allardyce and Stoke City type of football is not tolerated in the sacred St James Park.

    We got sucked into Scunthorpes type of football tonight and that was worrying. I am glad Pardew sent in Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi in the game to make the difference.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #20

    niafron and ToonOz- I am glad you saw it too.

    We really need to play good attacking and fluid football along the ground. All these signings and emphasis on emulating Arsenal’s play even with good French players like Arsenal and we send it over the top time and time again. I just don’t understand that.

    I really hope it was not Pardew’s tactics and just merely that the new arrivals think that this is the English type of play they want us or the manager to see. If that’s the case they will soon know that that type Sam Allardyce and Stoke City type of football is not tolerated in the sacred St James Park.

    We got sucked into Scunthorpes type of football tonight and that was worrying. I am glad Pardew sent in Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi in the game to make the difference.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #21

    niafron and ToonOz- I am glad you saw it too.

    We really need to play good attacking and fluid football along the ground. All these signings and emphasis on emulating Arsenal’s play even with good French players like Arsenal and we send it over the top time and time again. I just don’t understand that.
    I really hope it was not Pardew’s tactics and just merely that the new arrivals think that this is the English type of play they want us or the manager to see. If that’s the case they will soon know that that type Sam Allardyce and Stoke City type of football is not tolerated in the sacred St James Park.
    We got sucked into Scunthorpes type of football tonight and that was worrying. I am glad Pardew sent in Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi in the game to make the difference.

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #22

    Its hard to play anything other than long balls with the strikers we have as there is no movement just stick it on me head and ill do me best, we should be playing 4-5-1 until we get the agile cf in, should never play 2 big men up top

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Totally agree, Twatter! I’d written something similar to you, but then thought, there’s no point.

    People will see what they want to.

    We had numerous scything attacks, from the second-half onwards. Cabaye’s first-time, measured pass to Best, which Best smashed over, was world-class.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #24

    niafron and Toonoz- I am glad you saw it too.

    We really need to play good attacking and fluid football along the ground. All these signings and emphasis on emulating Arsenal’s play even with good French players like Arsenal and we send it over the top time and time again. I just don’t understand that.

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  • boater

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #25

    What does it say about our summer recruitment that we were sending on Vuckic and Sammi to win us the game? They showed up the likes of Gosling, Ba and Best to be honest.. don’t know if that’s because they were so good – or the starters so bad… bit of both.

    Ba is a worry – no presence, scared of the ball, and trying to protect that knee by over stretching. Still Shola ameobi remains our no.1 striker… as much as I love ol shola – that says it all.

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #26

    it was evident from about 5 mins after vuckic came on the ball was always on the floor it shouldnt have taken a kid to let the seniors know how to play but good on pardew for having faith in the 2 young’ns when 1.0 down took cajones

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #27

    I really hope it was not Pardew’s tactics and just merely that the new arrivals think that this is the English type of play they want us or the manager to see. If that’s the case they will soon know that that type Sam Allardyce and Stoke City type of football is not tolerated in the sacred St James Park.
    We got sucked into Scunthorpes type of football tonight and that was worrying. We kept giving the ball away every bloody time.
    I am glad Pardew sent in Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi in the game to make the difference.

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  • YankeeToon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #28

    Agree, way too much long ball without the talent to get on the end of it. I think the the quick touch midfield passing is not there because of the huge turnover in the squad. Going to take a while for the players to gel and be confident on knowing where the other players are going to be for those passes. They seem to panic at times.

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  • LeedsMag

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #29

    Some of the worst passing you could wish to see,Gosling a major culprit but benefit of the doubt coming back from injury,similar with Marveaux, some good touches but looks likely to cough up possession in dangerous areas.How easily were our m/f overrun in the 1st half = so easy for the irons to pressure us on the ball, ending up with long hoofs forward from the back
    2nd half much better , then we forgot how to pass again in extra time
    What have we learnt – Ba looks like a stiff, Best is distinctly average,RT is not a LB and Pardew the master tactician has a plan A,B &C which involves launching it 60 yds towards Best – Ameobi, one to watch and Vukic is a player

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  • toon_dog

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #30

    been on lates had the scum laughing at is at 1-0 down but yet again i had the last laugh SMB
    deffo getting cabaye on me top like he is class his pass are top draw and i think a goal for his confidence will do him well.
    recorded the match as av been on lates marverux looks canny good and most importantly fit !
    KING CABAYE MY LORD, KING CABAYE ha ha me new fav player

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  • niafron

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #31

    @JP

    Not seen the game, but it was obvious in the two league games.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #32

    SincerelySamuel – It took BIG COJONES from Pardew to make them subs at 1-0 down. I am glad you mentioned that, credit when credit is due.

    Marveaux and Cabaye will be really good with us especially when Gosling plays like he knows he can and we have Ben Arfa and Tiote in the same team.

    Then when one tires we can put in Sam Ameobi and Vuckic just like tonight.

    I hope Barton doesn’t go as we need that steel in the middle and Beresford could not have put it better after the game when he mentioned how important and under-rated Barton’s positive influence is on the pitch to us.

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  • niafron

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Long ball explanation are not in the lack of movement of the strikers, cause the problem occur earlier in the construction of the play.

    This is about the link between the midfield and the defense, and then, the lack of ball handling by the midfield.

    There’s a lot of possible explaination.

    -Lack of technical quality by the defense.
    -Lack of technical quality by the midfield
    -Lack of previous comon work
    -4 mens midfield outnumbered
    -Players too far from each others
    -lack of players running in order to call the ball (physical problem or lack of involvment)

    When for any reason, a player didn’t have solution for using the ball, he simply kick her forward.

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  • NUFC-BRAZILFAN

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Team against Fulham:
    SAMMY
    SAMMY SAMMY SAMMY SAMMY
    SAMMY SAMMY SAMMY SAMMY
    STROLLA SAMMY
    Ameobi ataca ?

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Niafron

    Once S.Taylor came on, we played much better, more composed and confident in defence, allowing us to build attacks.

    People are exaggerating this punting assimilation. Second-half, we were transformed, we created chance after chance. First-half, yes, we were atrocious.

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  • magpiebop

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #36

    Fantastic win for the lads. Ryan Taylor with his free kick and crossing ability should have been played on the right though to set down a challenge to Simpson. Ferguson should have been played at left back!
    Want to see 2 Ameobi’s start vs Fulham. Vuckic and Marveaux look good also.
    vs Fulham 4-1-4-1
    Krul.
    RTaylor, STaylor, Coloccini, Ferguson.
    Tiote.
    SAMeobi,Cabaye,Vuckic,Guttierez.
    Shola Ameobi.

    Subs-Soderberg,Simpson,Williamson,Abeid,Gosling,Marveaux,Best.

    Obertan and Ba just don’t look fit enough or in form to me so need sharpening up in reserves before coming into contention again!

    HAWAY THE LADS

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #37

    niafron – Exactly. We have been really woeful in moving around looking for spaces in which to receive the ball. Cabaye seems to be the most impressive in this mostly because he’s the only one really applying that to his game.

    Krul was most of the times the reason behind our long balls tonight as he kept sending it long when he could have played the simple pass to any of our defenders many times.

    Also haven’t you noticed and something that NUFC have been doing for years and still bothers me is why on earth do we always go for the hardest targets and furthest player on the pitch in throw ins?????

    We constantly put ourselves under unnecessary pressure and it really is tiresome to watch.

    When our new arrivals get to grips with what is expected of them I bet they will play that fluid and fast flowing ground passing that we all want to see. Until then it really is going to be hard to watch.

    We have resembled Stoke City and Sam Arlladyce’s style of play at times especially in this match. That style of football will not be tolerated at the sacred St James’ Park. I don’t think it’s entirely Pardew’s fault though and just the players nervous at times until they gel s a team.

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  • niafron

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #38

    MMIC

    Against Arsenal, i would say the problem was the 4 mens midfield.

    Against Sunderland, they were just runing two time more than us in the first half. The team was beated to the ground by their will and physically outmatched.

    Not seen tonight’s game, but indeed, the problem was maybe the turnover.

    Anyway, it’s not the sign of a team confident in herself, with a well advanced game project.

    So i repeat my general thinking about that, the team is late in his devlopment, and she will suffer at least until mid fall.

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  • niafron

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #39

    @JP

    Unfotunatly, Rome was not built in one day and neither will the new NUFC play.

    First, you got to have HBA back. He’s the supposed to be the pillar of the team.

    Then, he will have to work with Cabaye, Tiote, and the wingers.

    During this time, the central defense most improve his link with the midfield.

    And finally, the last touch, the use of the Side defensors in offensive play must be developped.

    When you got all of that, you got a good play, and you can start to worry about wether the forwards bring something or not to it.

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  • HKTP

    Aug 26, 2011 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #40

    I’ve only seen Sammy play a few times, and each time he has impressed me. I like how he plays with no fear, he isnt afraid to drive the ball. I hope he doesnt start to “mooch” around when he isnt on the ball.

    Seen a few negative comments about Simmo, couldn’t agree more. He isnt very defending and his attacking play is very predictable, his crossing is below par. I thought we would sign another right back, but then again I thought we would sign another LB and striker too.

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