It Was A Difficult Game For Newcastle Today


Alan Pardew admitted it was a difficult game for Newcastle this afternoon.

Alan Pardew – tough game today

The lads found themselves 2-0 up after 29 minutes, and that was  courtesy of an own goal from Heitinger on 11 minutes, and a typical Ryan Taylor rocket after 29 minutes,  but Everton, as usual, never gave up today.

They got a goal back just before half time through Jack Rodwell, and the visitors had their chances to have at least drawn the game, but they didn’t take them.

And Everton were the side that was pressing almost continuously after the break, but once again Newcastle showed tremendous resilience and held on for their third league win on the trot.

Alan said this after the game:

“It was a difficult game for us today,” “We started well – so did Everton, as you would expect – and there were chances at each end. But once we got the goal, I thought, ‘this could be a good day for us here’ because we were really, really on it when we scored.”

“We got a second goal, a fantastic goal, and at that point we were brilliant for about 15 minutes. I don’t think anyone could have played against us in that period, we worked so hard.”

“Then their goal changed the game, and an injury to Cabaye changed it too because we lost a little bit of rhythm when he went off.” “They got a goal and you sensed the second half was going to be a little bit more of a struggle.”

“They had players on the bench that I thought if they came off the bench were going to affect the game – Cahill in particular – which they did.”

“They had all the big guns at the end, probably the best team they have had for a while, on the pitch, but our resilience, our defensive quality and the crowd got us over the line.”

Both Cabaye and Marveaux went off injured today, so let’s hope the injuries are not serious, but in that second half Newcastle had Danny Guthrie and Dan Gosling in the middle of the park and they both showed great determination.

Danny Guthrie in particular again looked very good for Newcastle, who remain in 3rd place in the league after Manchester United just beat a gallant  Sunderland side 1-0 at Old Trafford.

And it may be a good time to play the Red Devils in three weeks time, because they didn’t look too confident today, and Chelsea just scraped by 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers, to remain 3 points behind the Magpies.

Newcastle found a way to win today and now have a fantastic 25 points from their first 11 league games.

Howay The Lads!!



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123 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully we can get SOMETHING out of the next 3 games, hate to see us lose all of em, altho i am prepared for it.
    If we’re at our best (something we usually are when playing the top teams), then we’ll get something from them.
    Would like to see our best players fit by then tho…

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  • YankeeToon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Take the three points and throw em on the table. Lets rest, get fit and and give those three a run for their money.

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  • hitman

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #3

    COME ON.lets mix it at the top end,lets fkin av them

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #4

    incase you missed it from the last thread:-
    http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/division-one-old/1986-1987/table/1986-11-02

    just incase your not up with #nufc twitter take a look at the table 25 years ago to the day… look at the bottom 4….. most intriguing

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #5

    a rekon we’ll get 9 points out of our next 3 games hahahaha

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #6

    whatever you do dont look 100 years ago to the day…

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #7

    25 pts from 11 match !? Still can’t believe it. Long may continue.

    I hope Tiote and Cabaye can play against Mancity. It will be one of the most interesting game this season for us. Hopefully we can get something from that game. HWTL !

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #8

    goal!!!! qpr woot

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  • shirtonapole tinooo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #9

    2 2

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #10

    2-2 woooooo

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #11

    ballz

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  • hdavid23

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #12

    City is by far not as good as people think. English teams fear them I think coz of the big signings etc, but look what happens when they play a confident team. They lost to Bayern and couldn’t beat Napoli at home. If we go in there confident, I think we can even win the game.

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #13

    anyways 25 years ago to the day the top 4 were all in the bottom 4..

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Bayern and Napoli are fantastic teams better than a lot in the PL they aren’t just confident teams

    City are that good am afraid there is a reason they are feared mate

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  • newcastlefan10

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle should at least be thinking if QPR can get 2 goals against them we should be able to score against them too

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #16

    ah well pity qpr couldnt do a bit more really but still a nice game to watch

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  • geordieupontyne

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #17

    if cabaye,toite,obertan,marveux are all injured on the 19th who’s on the first 11 and who’s on the bench?any clues?

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  • shirtonapole tinooo

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #18

    @joppadoni
    can´t see any stats older than premier league, just says not available…..

    what happened 100 years ago???

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #19

    geordieupontyne

    i’d probably go for the team that ended the game today apart from best starting not ben arfa, but i reckon tiote is almost dead cert to be fit for city, doubt obertan will be, and i can’t really say about cabaye and marv yet, although the fact cabaye played on for a good 15 minutes after he had felt his groin makes me think it’s not all too bad for him

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  • hdavid23

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Think we’re gonna have the usual starting line-up, apart from Obertan, and who’ll start at his place is a mistery.. Dunno if Guthrie can play RM? If not, then Ben Arfa maybe

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 5, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #21

    sunderland were top O_O

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  • carrollsinger

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Just imagine if were still undefeated after the chelsea game do you think they will be saying WE HAVEN’T PLAYED ANYONE YET? it’s really starting to Piss me off we play the same teams as every one else suck it up Newcastle haters!!

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  • geordiefinn

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #23

    “The club is leaving to go to all the major players of the team. Seriously do you think is the fault of the players? Andy, etc etc nobby”
    “THIS CLUB WILL NEVER FIGHT AGAIN TO BE AMONG THE FISRT 6 AGAIN WITH THIS POLICY.”
    “I think you fans are the best and you deserve the best not what they are doing with the club. Thanks to everyone for supporting me”
    “The give the money I Have already. They lie all the time. But is no for money is because they don’t want”
    “They don’t want spend in the club and bring quality players that’s why everybody go.”
    – Certain leftback in July

    Ah, the irony!

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #24

    I don’t see the irony

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #25

    gotta say guthrie was superb today n i thought sammi, gosling n hba all done well when they came on

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #26

    am really not worried bout next 3 games at all

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Geordiefinn fcuk off you sad cu nt

    the club is doing great an every person on this blog’s life is atleaste 20% better well there atleaste 20% happier anyways …except for you that is of corse so go do 1

    Ps. nobody cares if were being lied to if MA came out an said were signing santa in jan i would’nt give a toddles as long as were getting the points in the bag and we are certainly doing that 😀

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  • Tommyy

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Really? I thought Gosling was anonymous, almost forgot he was playing by the end. Guthrie, on the other hand, was fantastic. We need him in this kind of form to keep our momentum going when Cabaye/Tiote are out. I hope Tiote is back for Man C.

    A huge shame about Marveaux, I think he would have been very useful against City. I think HBA should start against them, Let’s play Technique VS Technique.

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  • Tommyy

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Kevymartins – I think you may have totally misunderstood his comment? From what I gather he is just pointing out the Irony of Jose’s statements, now that we are sitting above Liverpool and in the top 6.

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  • DG MAGPIE

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Reading this blog for a while and compared to the other prem teams its a good blog, so keep the good work up 🙂

    on topic would just like to say looking down the table we’re now 10 points off any other team out of the big six !

    Top 3 points ! HWTL

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #31

    kevymartins – geordiefinn is havin a pop at what barton said mate hence the irony comment

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #32

    think it will be guthrie tiote for man city

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #33

    sh it sorry geordiefinn mybad just scand trough that pritty quick

    sorry lad

    @tommy thanks for pointing that out m8

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #34

    thought gosling was solid with what he did been out a long time now first game bk in the prem for a long time

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #35

    my bad what jose said

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  • geordiefinn

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Tommyy spot on…

    I was really sad to see how Enrique attacked towards this club. And now I enjoy it very much that we are ahead of them.

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #37

    lol maby it just feels weird that there has’nt been neggers donkeys n i was w8t’n on 1

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  • geordiefinn

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #38

    No probs kevymartins. 🙂

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #39

    If we can keep this spirit and get Tiote and Cabaye fit I believe we will beat one of the big three and get a draw.
    Man City Away – Lose
    Man Utd Away – Draw
    Chelsea Home – Win.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #40

    On the premise that aal the players injured will remain so, with the exception of Tiote and his mystery knee ailment – think we’ve just been cautious with him, believing that we could beat Stoke and Everton without him – this is what I think the team will look like:

    _______________Krul_______________
    Simpson____Saylor___Colo____Raylor
    Santon____Guthrie___Tiote____Jonas
    _______________HBA
    _______________Ba

    Hope we really go for the jugular. We’re in a position to do so.

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