Pardew’s Inspirational Team Talk At Half Time Yesterday


We noticed that after Newcastle went 1-0 down just before half time with an unfortunate penalty conceded, they came out in that second half with all guns blazing.

Tim Krul – another solid game from the Newcastle goalkeeper

And it wasn’t long until Demba Ba equalized after 48 minutes, and got his 5th goal in just three games for Newcastle.

And it turns out that Alan Pardew gave another inspirational team talk at half time, according to in-form goalkeeper Tim Krul, who made a great double save in injury time to preserve the point, and again looked a very good goalkeeper in the Newcastle nets.

This is what Tim Krul said after the game yesterday:

“The manager just said to us at half-time ‘show what you are about’. He told us the game was there to be won but we had to start believing it,”

“He wanted us scoring early in the second half and that happened perfectly. He really fired us up at half-time. We were going downhill in the second half and he wanted us to show how good we are.”

“We showed it on the pitch, played some great football today and we can be really pleased with our performance. We are more than pleased with a point.”

“It was a great draw. Tottenham have got a great squad of great players and we showed again today how good a team we are,” “We’ve got players on the bench who can change games.”

“That’s been different before. Now, we can bring guys like Ben Arfa and Shola on, and even Santon getting his first minutes. There were also a few other very good players on the bench. That is great.”

“We came through the test very well. It just shows you we don’t have to be scared. I’ve said it before and it just proves that we don’t have to be scared of anybody.”

That’s a good point that Tim makes about the bench, and indeed Newcastle now have a very strong bench, with some good players not even making the game squad of 18.   But as long as Alan Pardew can keep the players happy, Newcastle look to be a good side this season.

The game yesterday showed that even when you don’t start you can impact the game big time, as Shola Ameobi did yesterday with his tremendous goal and energetic play, and after all,  there’s only 11 players can start a game.

If Newcastle can keep taking it one just  game at a time, and not get carried away with their surprise success, they could all shock us this season.

That’s what we are hoping for. 😀

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28 comments so far

  • bambams

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Got to give this bloke credit, even in the last few minutes he was encouraging the lads to go for the win when other managers would have ran the clock down, well don Pardieu

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  • bambams

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Did anyone else notice that cheeky back-heal from Santoon near the touchline to Colo (i think) TOTAL CLASS

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  • bambams

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed hope you are doing well mate- all the best. Terry

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  • vuckic

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    ive got the feeling that man united myt cum afta ths lad.koz hes turnin out to be one talented keeper

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  • Neil

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    At bambams – Those were my words when I seen it live – total class.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Kruls saved us more than once, but u can’t call it luck cause he’s a first rate keeper. However, his distribution is bullocks, that HAS to improve, he gave the ball away so many times yesterday, and somehow managed to kick it out for a throw.

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  • niffnoff

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    @dannyo

    Was an offday in that department, give the guy credit some of the saves he made were unreal. Probably will be like Given, just hope he stays with us for an even longer time.

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  • colwell

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Demba Ba did not get the plaudits he deserved yesterday, he held the ball up well, great touch, won his headers showed good pace and skill scored again. This guy is f##king immense what a signing since him and Tiote have stopped fasting they have been brilliant.

    @Dannyo

    Fully agree about Krul said this a few weeks back, awesome keeper but poor distribution. He can easily become the best GK in the prem but even under no pressure he boots the ball up top which puts pressure on us again, hes young in GK terms he`ll learn and what a keeper he`ll be.

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    @ Bambams – What about Colo’s left right left move aroudn Adebayor too?

    Got to love a ball playing defender!

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  • bambams

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    @ollieh51….Thats right mate i am sure there was a meg in there somewhere also…..

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  • Ollieh51

    Oct 17, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah – He was my MOM yesterday.

    Tioté was brilliant but I don’t remember Colo making a mistake?

    A few match saving tackles in there too and don’t get me started on the block late on by Saylor!

    Just a shame we didn’t nick it at the end.

    If Cabaye’s screamed at Colo there he’s given it the mega bang and we’ve left the pitch with 3 points.

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  • technonasty

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Santon wasn’t on long but I thought he looked the business. Was happy to push up and take possession on the touchline surrounded by spurs players and looked calm, confident, and found his passes in tight spaces. Impressed.

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  • ontariomag

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Got to hand it to Pardew thought he’d lost his marbles when he brought Shola on instead of Marveux for Obertan.
    I am really starting to get excited (not deluded) by what this season could hold and cant wait for November when we really test ourselves against the best.
    Biggest worry isnt who we sign in January is who we may lose in a couple of years to the big moneypots.
    Thought Tiote was class and MOM yesterday

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    BamBams, that was Raylor just watched it

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  • bambams

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #15

    @Ameobi….. Which bit mate the cheeky backheel ?

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  • carrollsinger

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Colwell agree totally about BA he was even tracking back and helping in defence and getting solid corners away to he looks class the whole team is playing well
    Are we…..?
    Playing above our level
    Playing at our level
    Still waiting to hit that level

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Ollieh51
    Thats what I was saying, I’m suprised that no one else picked up on the fact that cabaye was in a better position a metre behind colo. Never mind I’m happy with a draw as it was a great game.

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  • rwpoynter

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #18

    As I live a long distance from Newcastle, I rarely get to see games live, but yesterday watched the match on Sky.
    What really pleases me is that there is confidence in that team. Bale was not really a threat as everyone on this blog thought he would be and we looked good enough throughout the game. The defending, particularly the blocks, is not luck, it is good play. Personally I do not think there was any question about the penalty, but if Saylor had not gone in there Adebayor may have scored anyway. Our claim for a penalty was a non starter, but I loved the way we went for a win right to the end. A lot of teams would simply have shut up shop and settled for the point. Good for the much maligned Shola, as good a goal as you could get, maybe the bloggers will get off his back for a bit. So many positives to take from this game. Who cares about those who have left? Getting rid of malcontents is not a problem. The new guys we have brought in are looking really good and are up for earning their place. Ashley is right, no more prima donnas.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew is up there with Cabaye, Marv, Ba etc as oe of our top signings!!!! I have no trouble admitting I wasnt to thrilled when we go AP, however he is done a cracking job and his mam-management skills are awesome. With the start we have made, i am wondering how many of you chaps would prefer us to finish 6th/7th and get into europe (europa) or win the micky mouse cup?????

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #20

    I would take the cup toon tom – the europa league is a long long tournament and we do not have the strength in depth to cope with it for about 5 months. Yes mate give me the cup.
    Keep the Faith

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Yeah i would have to agree, would love to take the cup however the thought of also playing in Europe is so very appealing as it has been too long.
    I know, how about we take the cup AND qualify for Europe!!!!! 😉

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  • colwell

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Well if we win the cup we qualify for europe through that win win lol

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  • moonraker

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s just great to be proud of the club and the team again.

    We haven’t had a defence this good for years. I think Santon is gonna be a legend; don’t ask me why I just have a feeling he is gonna be a top player.

    We have so many good players now and we have hardly seen Marveaux yet. I think he will eventually take Oba’s place in the team.

    Shola came on inspired and that goal had the mark of Shearer on it!

    Tiote put his stamp on the midfield and Bale hardly got a kick.

    Defoe goal was total class and you cant do a lot about that.

    Best of all is the spirit in the whole club and Collocini is pure class and an inspiration.

    I’m loving it! Bring on Wigan. HWTL

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  • RobertLeeNo.7

    Oct 17, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Tiote totally controlled the midfield yesterday he was my MOM.
    Colo was solid and up there but midfield is the battle you have to win and for tiote to do that against a really narrow spurs team it was like being against parker livermore and modric and he came out on top. Cabaye done his bit buzzing about there but Tiote looked hungry for the ball and to drive the team on a future captain maybe if he stays long enough.

    Ba was looking sharp. Best didnt get much change but he was obviously told to be the target man and hold up the ball which he did well and drew fouls.

    Only player i thought looked off pace was Obertan id say simmo as well but his passing is always suspect.

    I’m sure that wasn’t shola that came on haha but stunning performance must of had his birthday boots on.

    Who woould start Marv for obertan. Santon for Simmo and give Benny a half against wigan ?

    I think it would help guard against complacency

    P.S Good luck Ed hope you have a speedy recovery.
    thanks for the blog.

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Oct 17, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #25

    RobertLeeNo.7
    I think you mean MOTM, doubt tiote’s your mum.

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Oct 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Chiek Tiote could be my mum any day. He would teach me the best lessons in life..how to completely shut down a speedy and skilled opposing midfield with relentless tenacity. Of course, he might not be the best disciplinarian, but with that sort of performance, all if forgiven. I love you mum!

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 17, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #27

    the league has to be are bread and butter your only as good as your league position look at birmingham ,blood vucic etc in the cups keep are a team fit for the league ,when manu are playing in europe etc we should have an edge we can really upset the odds because we have the quality a few fresh faces in january with the same types of players who want to make a name for themselves we could be looking at a new era with all the youngsters and recruitment policy, we stand shoulder to shoulder with anyone with 1 world beater of a cfoward and a solid leftback n centre half

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  • liam85

    Oct 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #28

    I don’t care what anyone says Alan Pardew rocks!!! 😀

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