Alan Pardew – It Was A Tough Night!


The performance last night by Newcastle side had a lot in it to make Newcastle fans just a little bit concerned.

Not many happy Newcastle faces on the sidelines last night
 But there were also some good, and even great performances from some of the youngsters like Tim Krul, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic, and things probably evened out between that terrible first half performance  and Newcastle’s play after the interval.

And since the lads won the game, the overall feeling today is positive, and we are through to the next round and will be in the hat for tomorrow’s draw, and maybe we can get Aldershot, Shrewsbury or Rochdale  at home?

Alan Pardew has admitted things were not all great last night, and he certainly looked a frustrated man through most of last night, until Ryan Taylor scored another great goal from a free kick on 80 minutes to level the scores at 1-1.

This is what Alan said today about last night:

“They are always tough nights. It is easy for the fans and the media to think we would come here and just get a 3-0 or 4-0 victory.”

“None of the sides from the Premier League have sailed through this week. At home it is different.”  “Scunthorpe could not come to St James’ Park and do that.”

“It was a harder game – and harder than probably Fulham’s game was in the Ukraine.”  “In the first half, you needed to have the application to play here and we did not have that.”

“We struggled and we were lucky to go in at 1-0 down, but in the second half we were brilliant.” “What could have been a negative night for me as the manager turned out to be positive.”

“We won the game, we are in the hat, three or four players were outstanding and the subs made an impact.”   “I thought tactically we needed to change.”  “We pushed three up top and tried to pin back their back four.

“That seemed to work and restricted their full-backs and we started to dominate.”  “We should have won it in normal time. We had chance after chance in the second half.”

“We should not have needed Tim’s dynamic saves because the game should have been won by then.”

These games are always tough ones for whatever reason, but Newcastle are not the first team to struggle against lower league opposition this season, and it’s especially difficult away from home on a narrow pitch.

Sunderland and Swansea both lost away games to lower league opposition, and QPR and Norwich even lost at home to lower league opposition.

And now the three promoted sides to the Premier League are all out of the Carling Cup in their very first games, and of course their priority will be on staying in the Premier League this season.

It’s a real pity Sunderland were beaten at Brighton – no – I don’t mean that – just kidding.

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108 comments so far

  • metaloverlord

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #1

    I want to hear one of Pardews half time team talks.

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  • Tiote

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Comin in thick n fast ed

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Why does he sound like he’s already making excuses for the Fuhlam match?

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  • geoff777

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    It was a great game …

    The fact we we’re rubbish in the first half set the tie up perfectly.

    Raylors goal was beautiful.

    Sameobis goal was a top class strike. Goal of the Month.

    I get called a “negger” on here because I criticise the owner, board and Pardew.

    But after the pathetic fans on here during the first half last night don’t any of you dare call me a “negger” again. You we’re all a disgrace.

    Go back and check the comments during last night’s match and remember their names …

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Think the lads will be tired tomorrow like.

    Any news on Willo’s injury?

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  • magicbus

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    It was a tough night because our forwards ( excluding Sammy ) were rank.
    Lover runs but cant shoot
    Gosling didnt do too bad but like Lover needs shooting practice after training.
    Boy do we need to sign a quality striker before the window closes

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  • scdoty

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Will some of you just leave AP alone, for gods sake he has a hard enough job as it is with MA &DL.

    Get behind the man & the team.

    HWTL

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Krul is gonna be a busy goalie this year

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #9

    goal of the week on ssn and sammy’s goal not even a contender. f@cking disgrace

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  • Yohan4

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Richy – think where playing on sun mate

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Richy we dont play until Sunday mate.

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Game’s on Sunday lads.

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  • Yohan4

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #13

    plenty time to get some carbs in them

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #14

    3 or 4 players were good and the subs made a impact?

    I would say 2 players were good (Best and Colo) and Sammy made a impact last night

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Wolves sailed through, but never mind, i know what he is trying to say.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Krul,Taylor,Colo,Cabaye,and Tiote all starters rest of positions up for grabs

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #17

    WWJBD When Taylor come on he was good aswell, even though I dont like him. lol

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #18

    WWJBD

    Krul? Thought Raylor was ok and Cabaye and Marv played well

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Geoff

    You don’t get called a “neggar” for criticising Ashley its the pointless criticism of Pardew when he is a good manager and has done very well here.

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    If we get a good striker the spine of our team will be very strong, with Krul, Saylor,Colo,Cabaye,Tiote and ST

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  • boater

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Have we kept the receipt for Ba? 28 days passed but maybe still get an exchange??

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #22

    scdoty you reap what you sow.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #23

    @OttersPocket
    Copycat lol

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #24

    daztoon @8 lets hope its for us then.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #25

    WWJBD

    Thats harsh on some of the lads. Marveaux was class, Cabaye was decent again, Saylor was great and Krul was outstanding. Vuckic and Sammy changed the game completely.

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Geoff

    I agree some comments were ridiculous, total knee jerk reactions.
    I dont think everyone that is negative gets called a neggar or whatever, its the people that make stupid comments just to have a go at the regime.
    Stuff this morning like Marveaux is just a left footed Routledge, and writing Ba and Gosling off after 1 game.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #27

    @ boater

    Ba does look really off the pace. He was really good at West Ham though so I’m sure he’ll come good. You don’t become a bad player over a few weeks. Maybe just needs a goal to start him off.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #28

    The criticism of Ba is abit harsh as well lads. Yeah he has been shit but hes only played 100 minutes. Give him a chance before you start saying sell him etc.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #29

    @dave 1961
    Hope so bet a few clubs are keeping tabs on him

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #30

    Tony
    You reckon? I didnt really see him do much barring his normal elbow throwing haha

    Otters
    Oh aye sorry I always forget about keepers Krul was well on form….and only flapped a few times haha
    Cabaye had a few good point but I wouldnt say he was able to play well because it was all long balls. Marv I wasent impressed with last night ran about a bit and got past a few players but he didnt really do much throughout the game.
    I thought Raylor was poor tbh Scunny players got past him far to many times decent player but no LB

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Otters

    Exactly mate. People are just negative for the sake of it but then say they are just “not being brainwashed by the board” or something like that. having a go at the players has nothing to do with the board!!

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  • jamesnufc86

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #32

    I want to see Ba get a start at home to opposition like Fulham, so at least we know we will most likely have more posession and we can see him actually get a chance infront of goal, he hasnt had too many! but if this rumor is true and hes on Ramadan then he cant be blamed for being rubbish , he starving! and its a very poor choice by Pardew to even play him

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Marv is a left footed routledge and gosling better than barton, I dont think so.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Notts
    Vuckic didnt do much as far as I saw he was ok but playing against Scunny our players should dominate them completely specially as it was all players in and around the first team

    Just my opinion like and I was in a bar which taints views haha but for me I was worried

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  • cg

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Apart from Vuckic I’m also delighted Raylor has found his right foot aim again, two consecutive free kick goals.
    Just don’t make him suffer as LB..
    Eagerly awaiting Pieters now.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Ba,Ameobi and Best are the same type of player and will not work as a pairing.We need to see Ba on his own up front with somebody playing off him.He looks totally lost at the moment

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #37

    Tony
    Oh aye Gosling had a very poor game but the one I will single out for being horrible is our apparent ‘top striker’ Ba

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #38

    after last night, my name speaks for its self

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  • boater

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s not his performance which worries me – Ba has looked scared of the ball so far – I’m not interested in bashing up on him- merely being pragmatic about the need for 2 strikers,,, before the window shuts..

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #40

    WWJBD

    Vuckic was great!! He always kept the ball, played some clever passes and dribbled well. Same for Sammy.

    Tony

    You being serious? Did you actually watch the game? Some of marveaux’s passes were brilliant from the midfield. He showed quick feet and his final ball was a mile better than routledge.

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