Pardew – Newcastle Crowd Know Their Football – Were Brilliantly Patient


The crowd on Saturday was a good 48,321 which was almost 2,000 more than the crowd last week against Tottenham,  and only 4,000 short of capacity.

Newcastle crowd – they know their football

It seems that with the good form of the team and the attacking football they are serving up these days, not to mention the lads are still in 4th position in the Premier League, means they are enticing the fans back to St. James’ Park and we look towards a sell-out  at the stadium very soon, maybe against Chelsea on Saturday, 3rd December.

It wouldn’t surprise us in a year or two if Newcastle continue their come-back to the top, that the club will announce they will be expanding the stadium to over 60,000, and plans have already been developed to do just that.

But before they do that, obviously the club has to attract the fans back, and also be in European competition,  and be one of the top clubs  in England again , which is where they seem to be headed.

Newcastle boss Pardew talked about the Newcastle crowd to the local press today:

“The crowd were brilliantly patient, and they got their reward.”

“It was worth paying your money for the goal. The crowd was very good.”

“It is nice. It’s a tough public here – they know their football.”

But there’s little rest for Pardew and the side this week, as they will be in action again on Wednesday night against Blackburn, and if Rovers’ form yesterday against Tottenham Hotspur is anything to go by, it will be a very tough hurdle for Newcastle to overcome.

And as we mentioned earlier today, Alan is keeping tight-lipped about the team selection for Wednesday evening, and it will be itneresting to see just how many changes he will make from Saturday’s starting eleven.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • Magpie_Man

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    1st 🙂

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    really starting to like pardew as a man and a manager he’s said and done all the right things since he took over and he actually seems to love it up here and respects the fans immensly.. cant wait for the game on wednesday

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  • Brettoon

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3

    They were a bit on the silent side though. Sounded like a library for much of the game

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #4

    But don’t we just keep hurdling all these hurdles!!! I think we can easily beat BBurn if we play our normal football, which is immense!!!

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #5

    We’ve done okay so far without hitting real top form just glimpses of how good tis side can be. Need to step up a gear in November to prove we’re not just lucky. Just hope for no real bad injuries. Good luck Shola hope you heal quick.

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  • hainesy

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6
  • dublin mag steve

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    sopporter at very bottom of that pic looks like franky cocoza from x factor ha ha harps unluckiest keeper out there backup to given for an injury free 9 seasons or sometin like that and then krul imerges as a top keeper i didnt like how pards said if tim decides to stay with us in that interview.

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  • LEROI

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Of course us geordies really nar wah futbal Pards man! even before wah born weh absorb it in the womb son, infact if yee watch a geordie lass giving birth on the telly the umbilical cord’s got black n white stripes on mate ha ha ha!

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  • ThaiMag

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Team vs Blackburn

    ———————-Krul
    Santon—–Perch—–Colo——Ferguson
    ————-Guthrie—Gosling
    Obertan———Ben arfa——–Marveaux
    ———————-Best

    Sub.
    Elliot
    Raylor
    Kadar
    Abeid
    Vuckic
    Sammy
    Lovenkrands

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  • Bao Zheng

    Oct 24, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #10

    ThaiMag, sawadee sabai de mai? Too many changes mate, we want to win this not have give people a run out. Santon yes, Perch or Kadar maybe have to while Saylor’s beak mends, Abeid or Gosling to rest Superman maybe but Cab has to be on the bench, must keep Cheeky not Guthrie, Marveax for Obertan maybe, not much of a risk anyway, keep Jonas, This is going to be physical so start wth Ba and Best and bring on Benny as and when.

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  • gandeyb

    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon fan for 15 years and never been to SJP as I live in Brighton, going up to Durham first weekend of December. Any chance of me getting a ticket for the Chelsea game, Sat 3rd?
    Worried now as the season tickets are cheaper.
    Also if they are available where is the best place to sit/best atmosphere for singing/chants?
    Also glad Brighton have got LuaLua and Harps, good set up. He should do well there and be in between the sticks this evening.

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  • magpiebop

    Oct 24, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #12

    We need to give as many fringe players a game as possible and it can be argued that Krul, STaylor and Collocini are our 3 most important players wii the rest still establishing a pecking order!

    Vs Blackburn
    4-4-1-1

    Krul.
    Santon,STaylor,Collocini,Ferguson.
    SAMeobi,Gosling,Vuckic,Marveaux.
    Ben Arfa.
    Best.

    Subs-Elliot, Simpson, Dummett, Abeid, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Campbell/Hooper.

    Not keen on Elliot so far doesn’t look as good as Harper and a million light years away from Krul but Pardew sees something in the lad but only use in emergency for now.
    Santon and Ferguson will bring good pace and skill to the team and deserve a chance in the fullback positions.
    SAMeobi has the quickest feet I’ve seen in a black and white shirt and is both footed, best dribbler of a football at the club and unselfish wii it a legend in the making. Need to unleash him against the top 3 as Alex Ferguson will have no fear of Obertan so time to play our joker.
    Vuckic is an outstanding talent, calm, assured, good shot and probably the best passer at the club along wii Cabaye, probably a better number 10 than Ben Arfa, works a lot harder, more versatile and can tackle.
    Gosling needs a chance to start, good energy, box to box player loves bombing on into the box, switch for Abeid should he tire.
    Marveaux looks quality, lively, energetic good dribbler and a sweet left foot.
    Ben Arfa needs to start a game, has looked a little off the pace despite his nice little cameos and needs match fitness.
    Wii Ameobi injured, Best gets the nod as he was subbed fairly early against Wigan and leads the line well, challenges for everything and due a goal.
    Abeid misses out as he was steady yet unspectacular v Fool reserves last week while SAMeobi and Vuckic looked simply outstanding.
    Hooper and Campbell need a sniff of the first team to help them mature.

    Gutted Smith is likely to be included but hope and pray otherwise!
    Perch see above. Has scope to improve wii coaching but lets not take the chance yet!

    ALAN PARDEWS
    BLACK AND WHITE ARMY

    HAWAY THE LADS

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