Things At Newcastle Looking So Good At The Moment

John Carver was in charge of the  Newcastle  Reserves side last night in Lancashire,  as a strong second string Newcastle side easily beat Bolton 3-0.

Alan Pardew – great credit to this man – but can it last?

And as we reported earlier today Newcastle fielded a very strong side, and they ended up very easy winners on the night.

Alan Pardew traveled with the squad and was watching from the stands, and he must have been very happy with the way the many senior players in the team played and conducted themselves on the night.

An opening goal from promising 19 year old Sammy Ameobi after 23 minutes, was followed by a brace in the second half from the impressive Sylvain Marveaux, and Bolton’s Reserve side failed to lift the gloom that must be surrounding the Bolton club, after a very poor start to the season.

John Carver talked to the Newcastle press today and seemed very pleased with the way things are going:

“We are satisfied because we did it right.”  “The senior lads worked hard and passed it well.”  “We put bodies in the box and got the ball forward a lot. We have to be happy.”

“I have played in games like this and coached a lot of them as well and if you have senior players in there and you do not do things right you can finish up on the end of a hiding,”

“In fairness we treated the game like a first-team match.”  “We had all of the senior staff here due to the fact we had so many seniors playing.”

“It was a similar team to the one which beat Forest in the Carling Cup.”  “We thought it was important to do it right and treat it like a first-team game.”

The Reserves are having as good a season as the first team, and most things at Newcastle seem to be working so very well.

Currently, the Reserves top the Barclay’s Premier League (Regional) Reserve League with 10 points from their 4 games played.

The Newcastle second string side is starting to look like the Reserves when the great Kevin Keegan managed the club in the 1990s, when as many as 10,000 would turn up to watch some star players play for the Reserves.

And the Reserves play some very nice football too, which is so easy on the eye, so things across the Newcastle club at the moment are looking very good right now, and most of us Newcastle fans are still astonished we are still in 4th place in the league.

But as we mentioned this morning, that cannot possibly last through the season.

Or can it – no definitely not possible – but what do you think?

17 comments so far

  • blissna

    Oct 5, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m loving the positivity relating to the first and reserve team. Something is being done right. Long may it continue!


    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    I know this is off topic but when watching football streams is it better to watch them using a programme like Sopcast or is it better to watch them through your web brouser? If it is better to use a programme what is the best programme to use? Please help

  • Dannyo

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Just saw some statistics.
    Demba Ba is currently the 8th most effective striker in the world…
    Now thats something 😉

  • Dannyo

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #4

    My apologizes , it’s in Europe, not the world, but still 😉

  • drongo

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    @juggalo – I watch through iMovies, seems to do ok with the picture -but sometimes the sound is a second or 2 ahead!

  • drongo

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #6

    @ dannyo – who are the others?

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    JUGGALO TOON, Sopcast or Veetle. Sopcast still freezes once and a while. But does a quick forward so you don’t miss anything and you can record. Web browser when it freezes continues where it left off. I remember watching the end of a game when it had finished 20 minutes before hand. Although, sometimes you have no choice and watch whatever is offered. Even if it’s Spanish, Greek or just simply double Dutch.

    Dannyo. You taking the wee wee?

  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    So if you look at the link from Ed as above:

    1st Team
    4th place in the League.

    1st in League

    1st in League

    What is Pardew feeding these lads 🙂

    Pinch ME!!!!! HWTL

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon_Jock, Porridge and haggis?

  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    hahahaha maybe a Broth O Both 🙂

  • Dannyo

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Abdellaoue, Mohammed
    Fábregas, Francesc
    Lampard, Frank
    Higuaín, Gonzalo
    Palacio, Rodrigo
    Denis, Germán
    Ba, Demba
    Pizarro, Claudio
    Giovinco, Sebastian

    Here’s the link:

    Some of it’s in norwegian, but seems the “vital parts” are in english.
    The one on the top is actually Norwegian 😛

  • lewytoon

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    whats the common denominator between now and when we were last doing this well? john carver, enough said 🙂

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #13
  • Dannyo

    Oct 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #14

    If u checked the link mate, it’s cause it’s based on minutes played, shots converged and games played.
    Again, it’s about efficiency not being top goal scorer.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 5, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Hoping for our run to continue for a long while, we have some very winnable games coming up…

    Spurs – Hoping for a Draw
    Wigan – 3 points
    Blackburn (Carling Cup) – Win
    Stoke – Draw-win (they got hammered by the scum…)
    Everton – Win. Our midfield should dominate Osman and Rodwell.

    Then we have the Big Teams…. Worried about the games against City, united, Chelsea…. not because they are tough teams… but because the influx of Neggars on the board will be too much to handle…

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #16


    tiote gets fed live bait twice a week, possibly venison or horse.

  • Sav

    Oct 6, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #17

    Doinfg pretty well if we can afford to loan out Gosling. I think he’ll do well for us and its sensible yo get him some competitive matches before the ANC and we lose some of our current first team regulars.


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