Alan Pardew – I Want Newcastle Fans To Dream Again


It was clear to see and hear how the Newcastle fans urged their team on to  hang onto all 3 points on Saturday.

Ryan Taylor – what a goal for new son Henry!

As we had expected,  Everton under David Moyes just never give up, and we’ve seen his side score a couple of injury time goals in the past to win a game, and they are so adept at scoring late goals.

So nothing was certain in that second half, but the lads eventually held out with another organized and solid display, and to their credit the three substitutes who came on, Gosling, Sammy Ameobi and Ben Arfa,  did a good job for the side.

Manager Alan Pardew, who put in some shift on the touchline on Saturday as he seemed to kick every ball, wants Newcastle fans to enjoy Newcastle’s recent success, and yes, even think of those European glory days again we enjoyed under Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson.

But the game had it’s casualties for Newcastle with injuries to Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye and Leon Best.

It’s worrying that Marveaux left  St James’ Park on crutches after suffering another groin injury, since he missed the rest of the season at Rennes with a similar groin  injury last October.

We are not saying it’s that serious,  but we have to hope it’s not the exact same problem he had last season in France.

Alan Pardew was more than a little upbeat after Newcastle third league win in a row:

“I don’t want to dampen expectations and dampen the mood,” “I am not here for that.”

“I want Newcastle fans to enjoy this and if they are dreaming of the Champions League, let them dream, it is fantastic, good luck to them.”

“In the dressing room we have to be a little more conservative about our approach. We are a new team, we have done terrific and we go to the next game, that’s it.”

“It is a great achievement for everyone at the club, regardless of the role they have here.” “Everybody believes in each other and trusts each other, from the staff who work at the stadium to the training ground.”

“It’s brilliant to be able to say we are unbeaten at this time, and we should be proud of that.”  “When I say I want the fans to come here, I think the players deserve it, it is nice for them to respond, and I think they did,”

“The atmosphere was brilliant at times and you will not get that anywhere else – at the end they were brilliant just seeing us over the line.”

“If that had been at Goodison I don’t think we would have won that game, for sure. They got us back in the shape we were in at the time.”

Newcastle withdrew Cheick Tiote from the Ivory Coast squad yesterday, and we have to think it was an excellent move by Pardew not to risk him on Saturday.

That’s because he then would have needed to let Cheick  link up with the International squad, but now the medics and coaches at Newcastle can get him ready for the next game, a big one at Man United.

We are really trying to keep our feet on the ground at the moment, until we see if Newcastle are the real thing this season.

And we think that 3 points in the next three tough games at the two Manchester clubs and at home to Chelsea, will be a good return for the lads, and at least keep us in the top five,  until we can play the lesser sides in the Premier League.

Three years ago we would gave been carried away by all this success, but the disaster of relegation has made us all a lot more realistic these days.

Howay The Lads!!


27 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    2nd

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    im in dreamland allready. couldnt have hoped for more so all is good. a point at man titties and i will be buzzing like.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    I see we are getting slagged off in the sun newspaper again this morning,i think it is a disgrace how these southern fairy journalists constantly put us down and are hoping and keeping ther fingers crossed that we fail,well i for 1 hope we keep winning then ban all the scum from future press conferences

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  • niafron

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Bonjour messieurs.

    French press news on Cabaye: He will have a scaner tomorow.
    He’s still planed in the french squad for the international games, but we will know tomorow if he can play or not and how bad it is.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    It does feel like a dream, and i dont want to wake up from this 🙂
    If we pick up some points this month it will be a massive bonus, as we are not expected to beat these 3 to finish in the top 4/5/6/7 so anything is a bonus. Most thought we would get beat off Stoke, get thrashed of spurs, get done off Arsenal back in August, but we keep proving all the doubters wrong. Top 7 finish is now a true goal to accomplish this year, if we get more than 3 points against the “top 3” then lets push on for a truly amazing season 🙂

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Man Utd can be beat, Chelski are not playing well at the minute, and we are the only other unbeaten team so take our resilience and confidence to MANCITY and smash and grab all 3 points 🙂

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  • ganiyu

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    That marveaux guy is something else.he looks like a live wire when ever i see him play

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    I dont think we will get much from the nxt 3 games but i dont care because we have enough points to be able to keep pushing for top 6 after these games

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  • wynsleap

    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Of topic – but has anyone seen Steven Howard the Sun Sports writer’s comments on the Toon this morning?
    Bleating on about how lucky we were against Everton, how basically poor we are, how we have played NOBODY yet, how he doesn’t want to rain on our parade and how we’ll all see how good we are after the next 3 games.
    Aren’t these childish hacks pathetic? Yeah – 14 games in the PL undefeated – lucky eh? It must be spoiling their tiny, sad lives that a North East team is actually right there among the glory boys.
    In the immortal words of the great KK , “I’d love it , just love it” if we went there and beat Citeh.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Wynsleap see my earlier post

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    I refrain from reading reviews/previews from english pundits. They’re so full of themselfes it’s disgusting. They are has beens to either couldn’t hack it as a manager or retired players who’s yet to coach anyone. In other words, they know as little as we do. In fact, even less. We focus on our team, we know what triggers our highes and lows, we know everything there is about our club. Pundits skim the top of all the clubs, they only know what they read in the national papers, never do they follow from a day to day basis like we or local journos do.

    Most pundits are a disgrace, they talk and predict things they know so little about. Would be allot better to have local journos or along those lines to talk about their respective clubs in the studios, for once.

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  • ganiyu

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Ooh yes we would crush city with a great record and show that monney cant buy you trophies.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    A sun hope we can keep this run going becos it will pisssss these journos off

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  • Stuart

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14

    Hey, not sure if anyone read this yesterday or not but apparantly AVB from Chelsea wants Sammy in January like.

    It was in the People. Probably no truth to it but AP said he wouldnt be going anywhere.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Stuart > AP said Carroll wouldnt be going anywhere!

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  • wynsleap

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16

    ToonChris @ 10
    Sorry – somehow missed that – apologies.
    Nice to know we all feel the same way about these journalistic vampires though.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #17

    Thats exactly what they,i am going to stop buyin the papers cos they are all the same

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  • Stuart

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Yeah Toon Tom but I cant see chelsea bidding quite as much for Sammy just yet lol.

    To be honest, even if it was true I can’t see sammy leaving anyway. Its not like its going to be easier to break into the Chelsea squad, plus we’re above them atm =P haha.

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Sammy could be better than anticipated like, by far the best sub v everton, love watching him play, just gives me a sense of confidence knowing what he can do

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  • Stuart

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    Aye, I rate Sammy really highly like.

    It seems nigh on impossible to get the ball off him when he’s on a run, his legs are so long and gangly and he looks all awkward.

    He’s like a taller skinny Jonas in the way he runs, makes it impossible for defenders to get near enough to put a challenge in.

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Toonlyf he is a young tallent but dont think he is going to be a world beater,i was at the match on sataday n he didnt really impress me

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  • IITianToon

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    I am looking at the fixtures after the dreaded 3.. and we have an absolutely killing schedule around the holidays. Those fixtures worrry me most because injuries might pile up and we might not be able to field a strong team against the likes of WBA and Bolton, fixtures which we are expected to win.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Sammy Ameobi already looks like a quality prospect. Going to be 3x his brother’s ability. Hope we hold on to him.

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  • LEROI

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #24

    On Satday when Sammy was brought on he showed to me again his pace & strength holding the ball up and tracking back. He showed me some new things i enjoyed too he’s hard to tackle and he can whip a decent cross into the danger area even when he doesn’t go past his man. He did have one shot under pressure that looked more like johnny wilkinson than Sammy Ameobi but his reaction to it showed me he knew what he’d done wrong & that he’s better than that. This lad is a great, great prospect with alot of raw tools that he’s capable of sharpening in the prem.

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  • blissna

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Collo was my motm against everton, followed by Guthrie and then Raylor. Sammy looked immense. Really happy.

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Nov 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m suprisingly optimistic today and I’m thinking if we could beat manchesters and chelsea, we then have norwich and swansea back-to-back with those win we’d be on the 40 points. Thats our 1st objective of the season complete within the 1st half of the year. Even if we only get a draw from each of the ‘big 3’ we’ve got west brom and Bolton after swansea so 40 isn’t as hard as I 1st thought it would be.

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  • Graeme

    Nov 7, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #27

    After last weekends performances by the top three, there is every chance we can get 2 away draws in Manchester and I fully expect us to beat Chelsea at SJP,

    I’d be very happy indeed with 5 points and still unbeaten after next 3 games – how the hell will the pundits and sofa warmers cope with that eh lol

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