The Pride Of Newcastle – We’ll Take Belief Into The Next Game


Even in defeat, Newcastle manager  Alan Pardew was a proud man after the game on Saturday.

Disappointed but very proud – Pardew after the final whistle Saturday

Newcastle went unbeaten in their first eleven league games. but were finally toppled by moneybags Manchester City on Saturday, and the rich owners of the club continue to spend money like it’s going out of style.

But they are also a top side these days, and certainly the best in England on current form, so it was always going to be very tough for our boys at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

But after getting through 11 Premier League games  unbeaten, to equal a club record only achieved twice before, Alan  Pardew was still a proud man when he talked to the local press this morning:

“To get this far, they’ve been outstanding.” “I said to them, when you play the big teams you need the breaks to go your way, and that didn’t happen for us. We just didn’t have the breaks.”

“Maybe our breaks will come next week against Man United, but you certainly couldn’t fault our effort and our fans.” “It was a brilliant effort.”

“We know we’ve got two really tough games coming up, but we can take belief into the next game.” “When you come up against these sort of players, and you’re a defender, you’re going to have some tough times.”

“All our defenders had some tough times. There were outstanding footballers out on that pitch, but all of them came out with great credit. I couldn’t have asked for much more.”

“If we’d had a break or two here or there, or a refereeing decision had gone our way, it might have been a different scoreline.”   “They deserved to win – they’re a very, very strong team.”

Even in defeat it was a good day for Newcastle United, and most neutral fans thought the Magpies were unlucky on the day, and Manchester City look to be a  burgeoning juggernaut, having lost only 2 points in their 12 league games so far this season.

But after the game Alan Pardew said all the right things on Sky Sports, and gave credit to the City team, whom he said were a very powerful side, and he was right to say if Demba  Ba could have put away just one of those two chances things could have been very different.

And Newcastle didn’t look a million miles away from Manchester City either, but the home side were the better team on the day, to be sure.

And City  are now firm favorites to win the Premier League this season, as the pride of  the Newcastle club was shown at the end of the game, when the Newcastle fans at the game were still singing their heads off after the final whistle had blown, such is the complete dedication of the Newcastle support for their players and manager.

But the game’s over now, and the only thing that matters now is the next game at Old Trafford, and we’ll have to see if we can get anything out of the game.

The Red Devils are not in the same form as their Manchester neighbors at the moment, so there will be hope our lads can get something out of the game.

That would be great!

Comments welcome.


5 comments so far

  • magpiebop

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Bring it on!

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  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Santon has to play. I cannot believe he has been brought in to sit on thee bench. I really do not like this ‘Raylor has been amazing so far this season so he should keep his place’ Why? Santon could be (and probably will be) even more amazing.
    Raylor needs to be brought back into his strongest position and used when needed. He’s had a great run which should be great for his confidence, its time to see what he can really do in his strongest position. He’s shown he can play in two positions, being a sub mens he has even more chances of getting a game when Pards needs to change tactics and of course injuries…

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  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Can’t see why we can’t get all 3points there,their defence and attack is very good but their midfield really is suspect.
    I think he’ll go with Ben Arfa as they won’t know how to pick him up.
    Tiote,Cabaye,Jonas and Obertan /Sammy Against
    Nani,Anderson/Fletcher,Park,Giggs/Young
    I think we have the beatin of them there.
    And their keeper ain’t near as good as Joe Hart 🙂

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  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    So for Raylor it’s not the end of the world if Santon comes in. He should have plenty of chances to play over the course of the season.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    I dont mean to have a go at him cause he has been a real hero but I dont think Santon whould have made those mistakes that resulted in the goals. Some people on this forum have been saying it was ball to hand. Err no it wasnt. Before the ball left the ground he had his arm outstretched like a keeper before a penalty. Clearly that was there to ‘make himself look bigger to stop shots. I;m sorry only goalies can do that. If a defender does that in the box he’ll concede a penalty.

    As for Ben Arfa…what a shame Saylor was off the pitch. The poor lad is not a defender and Mica is a big powerful war horse who managed to get on the wrong side of him. If any of our defenders attempted a really difficult shot on goal and it ended up in row Z we wouldn’t blame them so we cant blame Ben Arfa for trying to produce a very difficult defensive manoeuvre against the best side in the Prem.
    Great effort from the lads though. God could you imagine if Tiote had of been playing? The one time we need a 100% fit squad.

    I think we can beat Man U and Chelsea…6 points from 9 when the rest of the country are expecting 0, then Collo really can sh@g my wife!

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