Pardew Happy With Draw On Saturday – But We Need A Win


Alan Pardew is trying to make sure that his players keep their feet on the ground.

Alan Pardew – happy after great win at Stoke

And the Newcastle manager, who has been a huge success so far on Tyneside, thinks that if Newcastle can get a point against Everton at home on Saturday afternoon, it will be a good result for the side, and that will certainly keep Newcastle in 3rd place in the league.

But after the Everton game Newcastle have to play Man City, Man United and Chelsea on successive Saturdays, so we’re sure Alan would love to win the game against the Toffees,  but is rightly trying to limit the expectations.

And Everton are always a very difficult side to play, because their manager David Moyes is one of the best coaches around, and that’s in the true sense of the word,  since he always gets the very best out of his players.

When was the last time you saw Everton spend big money in the transfer market?

In the corresponding fixtures last year each side won their away game, with Newcastle beating Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park, with a great goal from Ben Arfa, and then Everton beat Newcastle 2-1 earlier this year at St. James’ Park.

David Moyes is a great manager,  and he’s amassed a very good side with very little money available, and that is how you can gauge which coaches are the really good ones.

It’s what the great Bobby Robson did way back at Ipswich, when he was starting out as a manager, and he regularly had the East Anglia side in the top six in the English first division,  but never had much  money to spend on players.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the game on Saturday:

“I think we have an immediate goal in front of us,” “We are playing against an Everton side on Saturday who have some good players and a manager who is one of the best in the world.”

“If we can get through that game – even get a point – and get to Manchester City unbeaten that would be fantastic. That would be my immediate goal  for the team.”

“We are not really looking at the bigger picture, we are looking at the next game, and if we can focus on that we can have a really good season.”

The good news for Newcastle is that Everton will be without their Belgian International on Saturday, 23 year-old central midfielder Marouane Fellaini, and he’s one of their best players.

The midfielder has played 100 times for Everton with 16 goals,  and he’s serving a one-match suspension after picking up five bookings this season. Lucky Newcastle.

It will defintiely be a tough game on Saturday,  and while we’d be happy with a draw, a win is really what we want to see, given that we have three even tougher games coming up after  Saturday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    12th

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #2

    moyes in a similar position to pards with his building of a decent squad of players with little finance. will be a cracking game and im confident we can take all 3.

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  • Sir Alan

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Off Topic, but have you heard about the Billy Sharp story? His 2 day old son died in a car accident on saturday and he still found the courage to play last night and score! What a man! Astonishing, didn’t get booked either for celebration.

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Moyes is in a far worse position then Pardew.

    We can atleast afford some players and some expensive free Transfers.

    Moyes cant do anything…literally no money to spend at Everton. Moyes would do wonders at a club with asound financial stability.

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  • Sir Alan

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2056286/Billy-Sharps-super-goal-son-died-Doncaster-1-Middlesbrough-3.html

    I know it is not related but still think Ed should make a story about this topic. Puts into perspective of what is really important!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Sir Alan – a didnt know it was a car accident a thought it was medical grounds… also did you see his goal? and yes a thought it was very good of the referee not to book him and the Boro and Donny Fans really made it a special night for him and his family

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  • Sir Alan

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    I heard it was a car accident, might be wrong though. No haven’t seen the goal yet, heard it was a special one though.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    I thought new born babys spent at least 3 days in hospital?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #9

    GG – thats why a thought it was medical grounds

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #10

    anyways suppose whatever the reason its not for us to question

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  • Selbymag

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Pretty sure its on medical grounds but it does put life into perspective. tevez wont get of the bench coz he is sulking but Billy Sharp will play a game as a tribute to his son after his horrific personal tragedy. Nothing for respect for the man

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  • Selbymag

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    nothing but respect for the man (apologies)

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  • Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13

    I agree that a result against Everton would be good and is needed. But to be frank, what worries me most is not the set of games later this month and beyond, but the January transfer window. What is working for NUFC now is the composition and integrity of the team. But come January some of the key players will be easily saleable by the man Ashley, and if he decides to take the cash and lose the players all this will be lost.

    I’m not even sure that a top 4/CL finish is in Ashley’s game plan. I think he’d prefer to trade in assets – i.e. players.

    That said, I think Alan Pardew is doing an almost unbelievably good job, and maybe he’s got the clout now to prevent madness in the boardroom. I am right now not worried about the players and the manager: they are incredibly good, given all the circumstances. I’m worried about the balloon being pricked for non-football reasons.

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  • Neil

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Morning everyone – Long time no post!!

    I think Billy Sharp’s lad died on medical grounds rather than a car accident chaps but I’m not 100% – feel so sorry for him and his lass.

    Can anyone tell me what the Chelsea fans were chanting last night and also what Terry is meant to have said? Sky keep blurring it out so you cannot lip-read it. Please use strategic asterix so you don’t get into bother.

    Finally bit the bullet the other day and bought a cheap season ticket. Feel much better about the club these days.

    HWTL

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #15

    Carlos Tevez. £250,000 a week. Refuses to play because he doesn’t feel up to it.

    Billy Sharp. £10,000 a week. Will play two days after the tragic loss of his two day old son.

    R.I.P Louie Sharp

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  • Pottz

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Neil…the Chelsea fans were singing..Anton Ferdinand…you know what you are.

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  • Pottz

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #17

    Sorry Neil can’t shed any light on what Terry is meant to have said.

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  • Pottz

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #18

    Everton is always a tight game. I sort of fear we will struggle playing so soon after monday night’s exertions and generally don’t perform after coming off such a high.

    Maybe Pardew make 1 or 2 changes like HBA for Best since he has had tosilitis.

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  • mikenotiades

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #19

    On Everton, i’m sure they payed around 10 million for Heitinga, thats around our budget per player..

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  • mikenotiades

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Paid* sorry,

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  • Pottz

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Moyes also spent £15 million on Fellaini

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  • veto

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    drenthe could be dangerous , worth keeping an eye on him for next season after his loan spell from madrid aswell , always rated him and he’s turned up in the prem with a point to prove

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  • DanToon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Sox – That looked like he said “you f**king bl**k c**t “to me? Shocking… I wonder what the black players at Chelsea think of that?

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Everton set their standard so high and they proved that every years. It’s time for us to compete them in term of stability and it start from this Saturday. HWTL !

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    sorry but thaz no way he was being racist there dont think he’s tht type person anyways plus Ferdinand didnt know anything about it himself until some tw*t on twitter thinking he was a professional lip reader put it up tht he called him.. Ferdinands just a w*nker and should be banned for bare faced lying because he did not no one thing about that if he did he would of been at the referee and he would of been out in news straight after like Evra was and like he was a few year ago against Aaron Hunt.. he’s just a pr*ck ban him for life

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #27

    i know this is old news now but i thought this was a good thread from oatcake fanzine where a toon fan had written a piece.

    http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Potters&action=display&thread=177981

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #28

    3-1 win on saturday for me liike..

    Ba x 2 and Best 1
    Drenthe for them

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #29

    DanToon, Looked the same to me. Of course it could be a question. “you f**king bl**k c**t?” Which is different.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #30

    I saw it as “blind”, but who knows. I’m not a linguistics professor 🙁

    Also, about Everton – remember they got about £25m from the Rooney sale. Other than that they have nothing.

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  • sox

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #31

    aye ana, they’ve got more black players than anyone aswel, a wonder what terry’s m8 and anton’s brother rio has to say aswel. now that shud be interesting lol

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  • veto

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #32

    neil , terry said something along the lines of ” yeah of course you didnt see it fin B^%$$ C*&^” this was after reciving two elbows to the face in succession from ferdinand in the box .
    i think its all a load of crap myself , terms like that have slipped into everyday life. it’s not something i consider more offensive than an foul mouthed tirade you hear on a football pitch every week .
    i find the people that make a huge deal out of small racist remarks like that are always from the older generation where maybe they all have more tobe ashamed of due to how things were 15-20+ years ago .
    you would be supprised how terms like that have slipped into everyday banter in my generation as they dont hold the weight they do with an older generation , maybe we have rap music to thank for that 😛

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #33

    and around 12 for yakubu i think

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #34

    ive had a look and dont think it looks like whats being said. the shape of his mouth on the pronunciation doesn’t look right to me

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  • sox

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #35

    veto – so are you tellin me that ferdinand shud laugh along with someone who calls him a bl**k c**t?

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  • sox

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #36

    toon tang – he’s a cockney tho, it would be said like this – facking bl**k cant?

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  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Neil @ # 14

    By all accounts Terry called Ferdinand a person of dark skin that come from dubious parental origins and it is apparent by his lip movement.

    Although Terry alleges that he said to Ferdinand “I did not call you a *************” and this is the reason you can see him mouthing the words *************.

    To be honest I am not all that sure that even if it were all true that it makes terry a racist.

    Think about it whenever you are in a situation of competition or disagreement with another person you have a tendency to look for something about them that you can focus on, be it fat, thin, old, ginger, etc, etc, and if you cannot find a physical feature then you usually resort to the likes of calling them stupid or some such.

    I personally feel it is the manner in which the comment is said more than the words.

    DanToon @ # 24

    This is precisely what I mean Terry spends a lot of time in the company of others from various backgrounds and has shown no apparent bias but in the heat of competition we say things to try and get an edge.

    Back to the thread I would be more than happy with 3 points from the man shitty, manure, chelski fixtures I am not a greedy person and a point from each would be fine.

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  • veto

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #38

    sox’s it’s no worse in my eyes than just being called a c&^% .

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #39

    veto & sox

    Given the start of the sentence “of course you didn’t see it”, would it make way more sense if he said “blind” rather than “black” ?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #40

    he’s not a racist and Ferdinand should be banned for life and put in prison and through away the key

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