Newcastle Now Need To Keep Their Discipline


Things are starting to look up at Newcastle, especially since Sunderland were defeated 2-1 at Carrow Road tonight, and Newcastle are now a full 7 points ahead of Sunderland after just six games.

Alan Pardew – discipline now becomes very important

Long may Newcastle’s good run continue, but of course it’s very early in the season and anything can still happen, and usually does.

But we’re pleased that Alan Pardew is not allowing himself or his team to be carried away too much by the side’s excellent start to the season, when the lads have won five of their first eight games and drawn the other three.

Newcastle have 12 points from the first six league games,  and that’s the best start since the heady days days of 1995 under then manager Kevin Keegan.

Alan Pardew has talked to Sky Sports today and he has again reiterated that patting anybody on the back right at this time is not good:

“It’s not about a pat on the back for anybody because that is always very, very dangerous.” “We talked about that after the game and at half-time.”

“The club is in really good health at the moment, and it would be nice to have a season where there’s a really good feeling about the place.”  

“We have only just started and hopefully we can continue the feeling we had on Saturday.”  “If we keep our discipline all the time, we are going to win more than we lose this year because we have got real quality.”

Indeed, Newcastle are now unbeaten in 9 Premier League games on the trot, and the last time they were beaten in the league was back at Liverpool (3-0) on May 1st.

Newcastle have won four of those league games, with the other five drawn, so that’s 17 points from the 9 league games.

The pundits don’t exactly know what to make of Newcastle’s excellent start this season, and most think it’s just a lucky shot in the pan, but it’s now up to the Newcastle players to prove those so called  “experts” wrong.

Newcastle play Wolves away on Saturday, followed by successive home games against Spurs and Wigan Athletic, and then a difficult game at Stoke City.

So we’ll take one game at a time and hope the team can get a decent result at Molineaux on Saturday afternoon, but it’s  a very good feeling to be in such a high place in the league again, that’s for sure!

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29 comments so far

  • UpTheRoad

    Sep 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Excited about the future! Saturday’s game epitomised how far we’ve come. The strikers are scoring, the midfield are creating and the defence and defending, I’m happy!

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  • UpTheRoad

    Sep 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Ooh first LOL I couldn’t care less! Meant to be *Are ^

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Wolves – 3pts
    Spurs – 1pts
    Wigan – 3pts
    Stoke – 1pts

    Would be happy with this results 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 26, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #4

    @3 yea I’d b buzzing if we get those results

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  • nimo

    Sep 27, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #5

    I want 12 points but i alwayswant too much…. problem wi toon is when things r going well i still feel the need to brace myself for rhe fall….. although i have to say hats off to pardew

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 27, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Jamsha

    For me, that would be a satisfying ‘par’, for those upcoming fixtures.

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Sep 27, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Wolves can play with inspiration at times, but they are prone to lapses. Best especially needs to convert when he has the chance to do so–and that means dialing back the power unless it’s required to make the shot. We can beat them on possession–I’d be happy to see HBA come on around the 60th minute to provide a spark if it comes to that, but if we’re focused and relentless, we can control the ball, outpace them, and notch 3 points.

    Not even going to think ahead because it does no good. Let’s beat who we’re supposed to beat–Wolves are one of those teams.

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  • GS

    Sep 27, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Alan Pardew, the silver fox.

    As Ted Lowe would have said.

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  • PapaToon

    Sep 27, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Not many people are talking about Ashley and Lambias anymore :). Before didnt matter what article Ed would put up the comments were always about Ashley and how he should sell the club.
    Nothing has changed in regards to his policy and running of the club, yet no more mention of him.
    We actually look better than we did when Carroll and co were here. NO MORE LONG BALL!
    unless ameobi comes into the side.

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  • dazza

    Sep 27, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    Comment #10

    let’s not underestimate the task ahead.

    I’d be more than happy with a point out of the Molineaux.

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  • toonashwin

    Sep 27, 2011 at 5:33 AM

    Comment #11

    i would like to see
    ——————————-krul——————————-
    —raylor——–saylor————-collo———santoon—-
    —————————–tiote——————————–
    —marvo————————————–yohan———
    ——————–best———-benny———————-
    —————————–ba———————————-
    swap santoon & raylor if u please>>
    HWTL

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  • GS

    Sep 27, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Mackems lose – six points to Harry Potter

    Norwich win – minus six points to Bernard Cribbins

    I echo everybody’s statement on here that Sir Steve Bruce, OBE, STD deserves a medal for the stealth way he has brought the Mackems to their knees.

    Titas Bramble was a masterstroke, and Lee Cattermole – genius, and Gyan? can we make this up?

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  • Satan

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Reading some of the comments from the last couple of articles and it makes me laugh; I read one that even raised the possibility of us being champions! Statements like Pardew is a GREAT manager and our squad is REALLY strong….what are these people on? Keep it real lads….we’ve played a handful of games, only played well in the last 2 and if we get an injury in the back line we’re in trouble…what has Pardew won to make him great by the way? He’s doing a decent job, but great??? At the minute our target is and always has been to reach safety first then push on for a top 10 finish hopefully; that’s where we’re at….As for the next 4 games, I’d say that realistically we’re looking at 5 or 6 points although theres a chance we could well pick up all 3 at Wolves
    Wolves 1pt
    Spurs 1pt
    Wigan 3pts
    Stoke 0pts

    As for the Ashley haters vanishing from the blog, maybe they’re putting their energies into supporting the team….that is what all those pro-MA wanted isn’t it? But let’s not confuse the promise being shown by the squad as being a bi-product of MA’s footballing know how….it is solely down to the scouting team, squad management and coaching staff. I’m neither a MA lover or hater incidentally though i openly admit that i cant stomach DL and his incompetence

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  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Sorry about the following, I could of avoided it, all be it it will help some here:

    “There is no such phrase as “could of” in English. Never, never, never write those two words together as a phrase. How can this happen, you may wonder. Easy: Say the contraction “could’ve” (for “could have”) out loud. Hear it? It sounds like “could of,” and if a person is a bit careless about his writing, he could easily write it as he hears it.

    “Albeit” is a single word meaning “although”: “Rani’s recipe called for a tablespoon of saffron, which made it very tasty, albeit rather expensive.” It should not be broken up into three separate words as “all be it,” just as “although” is not broken up into “all though.”

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  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #15

    I feel that the fixtures have been to our favour for a good start to the season although you still have to go out and get a result from those games. So there’s also a case that we are not losing points to the teams around us as we have done in the past.

    A lot hinges on how we sit after mid Dec when we have played man shitty, manure and chelski, once we get the top of the table behind us we will have a far better idea as to how we are performing.

    But to be honest is we lose to those three and to be honest most of the league will lose points to them, but get results from the rest of the league ( as our current play suggests we can) then we will be in good health and position not to mention Europe.

    It’s all there for the grabbing.

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  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #16

    I love how Bruce complains about his team’s passing, and was at the game against Blackburn, where our passing was brilliant.

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  • Graeme

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #17

    I know this is tempting fate, but I can see us beating Wolves away on Saturday.

    Two home wins against Spuds and Wigan with a point away to Stoke – very achievable results the way we are playing at the moment!!!!

    That should keep us well into the top half of the table for the next few weeks at least!

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  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Back to footballing matters and ‘keeping our discipine’. Last year we were fourth worst at throwing away points after 60 minutes (12 points). With those in the bag we could’ve finished 6th. So, AP’s half time talks are important.

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  • toonarmy1986

    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Let the so called pundits who clearly have it in for Newcastle to keep writing us off as I would love nothing more than us to keep proving them wrong this season and finally wipe the smirk off their faces.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #20

    We’ve seemed to improve our play at half time every time we’re on the pitch. Anyone else noticed that? Means Pardew is a VERY good analyser and helps us play on their weak points for the rest of the 45.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #21

    I do not know why readers are afraid of City, utd and chelsea, i have nt seen anything to be worried abt. we may loose but that goes with any game. ithink if pardew plays the team you desire you would not be surprised if NUFC atleast gained a point of those games.

    and NUFC will beat tottenham on 16th

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 27, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #22

    I hope Ed removes the photo of Ameobi from the header, he is utter load of C@@p

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  • geoff777

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #23

    We’re playing well, with a growing confidence and self-belief.

    I’m with Nimo, I’d love us to get all 12 points from the next 4 games.

    Realistically Jamsha’s points predictions are probably more likely.
    Although I’d love us to beat the Spuds.

    Congrats to Norwich for a fine win last night 🙂

    HWTL

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  • drongo

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #24

    I fancy us to nick a tight 1-0 away at wolves, and grind out a pretty grimy 0-0 at home to spurs and also against stoke RFC.
    That for me is the difference this season to last – this year I think we are capable of keeping the ball and grinding out 0-0s against the likes of Spurs. Last year we simply werent,

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #25

    @13 totally agree with you mate, the usual people will pop up once we have a couple of poor results and try to depress everyone again. I am one that hate our owners with a passion and will slag them off however I am always behind the team no matter what. Great results and I am over the moon with the way we are playing long may it last. The doommongers will never go away and must be motified we are doing so well.
    Keep the Faith

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #26

    I feel we’re tottenhams bogey team, so it’s far from impossible.

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  • lgnufc

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #27

    Our best team in my opinion

    ————————–Krul————————

    (R)Taylor—(S)Taylor—Collocini—Santoon

    —————–Tiote——————————–
    ——————————–Cabaye————–

    Obertoon————-Ben Arfa———-Marveaux

    ————————Ba——————————

    Subs: Gosling, Simpson, Willamson, Best, (S) Ameobi, Gutierez

    Shola Ameobi does not make an appearance…as he is shite

    Up the Toon!

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #28

    i actually think itll be
    wolves 1
    spuds 3
    wigan 3
    stoke 1
    same points slightly different spread averaging 2 points per game would be amazing if continued 76 points in the end i will dream 🙂
    if we can keep the momentum going i think we could earn a couple points against Manutd citeh nd L’fool

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  • Kris

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #29

    Team against Wolves:
    Krul
    Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, R.Taylor
    Obertan, Tiote, Cabaye, Ben Arfa
    Ba, Best

    Subs: Haper, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Lovenkrands, Sammy, Guthrie, Santon (hopefully)

    We dont need Perch on the bench, he isnt good enough, just like Shola!

    Give Ben Arfa a 60-70 min performance and then sub him with Guti, Marv or Sammy (like this lad, he is just what his brother isnt; good!)

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