Geordie Heroes Galore For Newcastle – Ferguson “It Was A Travesty”


It was a case of both managers having different view of the game today when a magnificent Newcastle rearguard action gave Newcastle a surprise point at Old Trafford today, after they had lost Gutierrez to a second yellow card after 80 minutes.

Manchester United players dispute penalty

Manchester went ahead with a really lucky goal early into the second half, but that will not be talked about as Newcastle shortly after were awarded a penalty when Ben Arfa was brought down by Rio Ferdinand.

The referee gave a corner at first but the linesman flagged for a penalty and after the two talked about the incident, the referee gave Newcastle a penalty which Demba Ba dispatched easily past De Gea.

It didn’t look like a penalty as Ferdinand got to the ball but brought the Frenchman down on his follow through, and obviously the referee was not aware of the unwritten rule that you don’t give penalties against Man United at Old Trafford.

He must have asleep in class when they went through that rule during he referee course.

Newcastle’s players and the Newcastle manager went over to the Newcastle fans after the game as they celebrated what was an excellent result for Newcastle, who now go on 26 points after 13 games and remain in 4th place in the league.

Pardew said this after the game:

“They were Geordie heroes for us.” “We have gone toe to toe with the best in the world at Old Trafford and came away with a result.”

“It was a great day for us.” “We played better than we did at Man City last week, I thought we stood off them, but we didn’t today.”

And on the performance of young Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal, who must have put in the best goalkeeping performance by a Newcastle goalkeeper for a long long time today, he had this to say:

“He has a very bright future ahead of him.” “He was magnificent today but everybody played their part.”

But Alex Ferguson thought his team should have won by three or four goals, and thought the result was a travesty:

“It was a travesty to not get the three points for that.” “Normally we would have scored three or four.”

“The goalkeeper Krul made some fantastic saves but there were also shots cleared off the line and one or two bad misses.”

“It was just an incredible result.” “I think everybody’s view was the same, including the ref, he thought that Rio got the ball.”

“He gave a corner kick and then let the linesman over-rule him.” “Credit to them for putting bodies on the line but we slaughtered them – we just couldn’t get the result.”

It wasn’;t all just good luck for the Newcastle defense as Tim Krul  made a string of outstanding saves and players like Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson put in some great defensive efforts to keep the ball out of the net when they were defending with 10 men for the last 15 minutes of the game.

It’s not Newcastle’s fault that Manchester United couldn’t score with all the chances they had.

The Red Devils are having great trouble scoring goals in the league recently and today’s game will not help their confidence.

Newcastle’s defense was simply unbelievable in those last 20 minutes.

Now to  smash Chelsea next Saturday at St. James’ Park in fornt of a sell-out crowd to go 4 points clear of the London side and keep that 4th place.

Howay The Lads!!

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188 comments so far

  • nufcburty

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s a fanny, can’t take it when his beloved team is matched or luck DOESN’T go his way for once! NUFC!

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  • nufcburty

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #2

    first 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Wouldnt say their slaughtered us not in the slightest..

    Also Kevy – You said a few posts back just wait until City or Man Utd play Spuds and see what happens then well Man City played Spuds at White Hart Lane and won 5-1 they played Man Utd at Old Trafford first game of the season and lost 3-0 and since then theyve got a possible 28 points out of a possible 32.. not forgetting Man Utd started the season on fire

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  • bevas

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Fantastic result from the lads, typical blinkered view from fergie, he obviously was still asleep during the first half when the lads were clearly the better side. Defended brilliantly second half , even if it was backs to the wall.

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  • Oleg G

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Defo need to win against Chelsea. Tiote will be back (?!) and only without Jonas. We should play 4-4-2 and get those 3 points at home. We can do it! Chelsea are in bad form as well (And their win today don’t mean a thing).

    Had loads of luck today and I understand why Man U fans are crying today but hay, they are lucky all the time, for 20 years.

    Just hope no injuries this week in training.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Ben Arfa never really had much of a chance to be involved.. he was right for having a go and should never have been booked he done nothing wrong all he did was point to his head at Rooney thats all, Personally Rooney should have been sent off it was 2 blaintant kicks at Coloccini when he was down, but of course the FA wont do anything about it because they’ve appealed his red card from UEFA so cant exactly ban him for 3 games for kicking when they’ve appealed UEFA’s decision… Double Standards i tell you Double Standards, 100% guarentee if it was one of our players tht did tht today he would have been gone

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Good thing is a think this might make Jonas come back better a think maybe the last game or 2 the affect of having to defend for Taylor has started to take its toll and he’s abit tired so this rest will do him good and of course he’s only banned for one game, so ad imagine Sammy will be starting next week, also Ben Arfa/Sammy/Obertan and even Cabaye will have more time on the ball, cant wait for the game 12:45 kick off woo, will defo be a hard game but one we can quite easily come away with 3 points Chelsea are p*ss poor at defending

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #8

    2nd rant over.!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    That was only Demba Ba’s 2nd penalty of his career, and my word how he took it as a pundit once said(Today) ‘Ohhh as cool as you like’

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Stupid Fergie, your boys will get sent off if you play at St’James Park tonight. Rooney is dirty shxx player !

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  • geordieupontyne

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #11

    the only travesty is that manu players and manager are such whiners…well whiners are weeners…

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope Simmo stays at the Toon
    He’s been much maligned on this blog and has his shortcomings but is still good enough to hold down a place in the = best back four in the Prem.
    Some of the neggers who slagged Obertan should be eating their words too.
    The whole team is good enough to be top four after a third of the season. How many of us expected that in August ?
    And we know we can still improve and our flair players shine.

    Fergie looks at the world through red tinted glasses and has his own Fergie time to add on. Honest opinion no – total bias yes.
    Most of this is to intimidate officials to give decisions their way and it usually works.

    Manure just couldn’t break us down. They had their share of luck and we had ours. Shrek got sent off for kicking out for England and was lucky today. Honours even.

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  • Andy-NUFC

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Agree with GeordieToon89, Rooney should have at least been booked. Really pleased with the result though. Krul and S.Taylor were immense. Need Tiote back for next week though.

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  • boater

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m very proud and very happy tonight. Well done lads – a terrific result.

    Also thankful that Jonas is only out for the one game.. such a key player for us. Sammi looks good on the left so we should be okay with tiote back.

    HTL!!!!!!!!!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #15

    If we beat Chelsea we’ll be 4 points clear of them, and also we could potentially be 6 points clear in Arsenal in 6th albeit only for a few hours

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Gooners only drew and if Pool lose tomorrow that’s a decent cushion for us in 4th.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Wer currently 10 points clear of Everton in 8th and 17 points clear of the relegation zone,

    Next weeks fixtures of teams in and around us:

    Newcastle vrs Chelsea (12:45 Sat)
    Man City vrs Norwich (3pm Sat)
    Spurs vrs Bolton (3pm Sat)
    Wigan vrs Arsenal (3pm Sat)
    Aston Villa vrs Man Utd (17:45 Sat)
    Fulham vrs Liverpool (20:00pm Mon)

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  • Jinky Jim

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #18

    you keep talking fergie and we’ll keep smiling !

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #19

    angelswithdirtyfaces – Were 3 points clear of Arsenal atm mate but we have a +4 on there goal difference

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  • geordieupontyne

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #20

    who can be guti’s replacement??any clues??

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  • mkhalaf

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #21

    gr8n performance, i am so proud of the lads, everyone played a great game other than jonas and sammy ameobi. jonas didnt do anything all game and now he is out of the chelsea clash,,,thats dumb considering sylvian marvuex is out too….Gr8 work from ben arfa forcing the penalty and standing up for his team mate colo against rooney… keep it up hatem!!!!!!

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #22

    GT89

    And we’re ten points clear of 8th place

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  • beddersmag

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Angel@12

    not sure about eating words on obertan he was poor today i thought. And as much of a sore loser as fergue is, luck shone on us again. Not sure how we got through the game without conceding any more. Ten men didnt help mind, but fortune favours the toon braves

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  • Andy-NUFC

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #24

    @geordieupontyne Definatly Sammy!

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  • mkhalaf

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #25

    demmba ba gr8 poise too,,, now lets bring those blue f’s to st james park next week,,,2-1 NEWCASTLE

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  • Offkey

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #26
  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #27

    * and the other also rans

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #28

    yup a mentioned about the 10 points @17

    Sammy will start next weekend instead of Jonas

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  • mkhalaf

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #29

    @geordieupontyne sammy or tiote,,,,guthrie played a hell of a game today

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #30

    @ beddersmag

    BBC match comments rated him our best first half player.
    Reckon he got pulled to avoid any more toe damage.

    Persaonally I’d love to see us move to a 4-3-3 / 4-3+2-1 for no other reason than that it works for the best attacking teams in Europe….but am more than happy with the 4-4-1-1 / 4-4-2 the way we’re playing on the basis that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it..

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  • Lee Dodd

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #31

    We had a Great Result Today – Cant Wait For The Chelsea game !!!!! Last Season I noticed Ferguson Bullies The Teams He plays This Time We were Not having It !!!! Jan 4th watch Out you Wingin Git !!!! The Geordie Army !!!!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Ba Will go on The left Wing Put HBA and Shola up front ?? or Sammy On The Left ???

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  • Thump

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #33

    I love it, just love it when Fergie gets upset.

    Having said that, the lads played wonderfully today, although we need to learn to pass short when we’re seeing the game out rather than playing a game of hoofball.

    For all the trickery and pace that Ben Arfa offers us, I still don’t see him as a #10. He plays the free role and that’s a big problem for us because he then doesn’t have a set position, leading him into blind alleys and a lot of dispossession. That said, I think Carrick deserves a lot of credit for downplaying HBA’s game. I’d much sooner see HBA on the left for Chelsea with Shola and Ba up front (assuming Best still isn’t fit).

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Ferguson is trying to take the pressure off his players, who have some serious issues. Their squad is above average at best, and although they have some world class players in Vidic, Nani, Rooney, they’re a long way off City.

    At the end of the day, everyone in football knows that he’s just lying. Don’t let that bad loser take away from our result.

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  • Andy-NUFC

    Nov 26, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Team for Chelsea?

    (4-2-3-1)

    Krul
    Simpson – Taylor – Coloccini – Taylor
    Tiote – Cabaye
    Obertan – Ben Arfa – Sammy
    Ba

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  • Irish-toonfan

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36

    I feel santon should start LB Raylor on the left wing or the other way around.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Thump, Ben Arfa on the left with Raylor left back would be suicide. For all of HBA’s qualities, he isnt known for his gutierrez like work rate and would offer Raylor little-to-no protection leaving Mata/Sturridge free reign on Raylor, opening us up at will.

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  • Thump

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #38

    @TDS: Dunno like, he definitely raised some points in the interview that will no doubt resonate with his players (he talked about shots blocked, 1v1s and basically implied poor finishing) but overall, yeah, he’ll defend his players to the hilt if they’ve put a shift in and today they definitely did.

    I quite liked his response to “do you worry about City getting too far away for you to close the gap?” “Well we’re there in April.”

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #39

    @Thump

    If we start with HBA behind Ba we still need to cover back in front of Raylor. If only Santon was ready for his starting place.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Giroud scored a hat-trick today as ther beat Sochaus 3-1 thats 11 in 14

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