We’re Not As Good As Entertainers But We Work So Hard

Alan Pardew yesterday talked about his team, but said they were not as good as the Entertainers of the 1990s.

Alan Pardew – we work so hard

When Kevin Keegan managed the side from 1992 through 1997,  he turned Newcastle into an all-out attacking force, and the team was just great to watch, even though we gave up too many goals at the back.

But as far as entertaining football that Newcastle side are still remembered for serving up entertaining football.

But Alan Pardew is impressed with the way Newcastle have performed over the last two tough away games where the lads picked up one point at Old  Trafford last Saturday, and were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium after putting in a very good performance.

And the point secured last Saturday was even though we went down to 10 men when Jonas Gutierrez was sent off near the end after collecting his second yellow card, and he will miss tomorrow’s  game at home to Chelsea.

This is what Alan said:

“You have to be impressed with the two performances we have put in against Man City and United. To be down to ten men at Old Trafford, I cannot say they could have done any more.”

“They have been fantastic.” “The fans might long for the flair of David Ginola, the power of Les Ferdinand and the brilliance of Alan Shearer.”

“We are not that type of team and we are not as good as that team, but we are working as hard as we can, giving every ounce of effort to try and get a result.”

“We have come through two big tests with flying colors.” “Players rightly gain credit for those two performances.

“Now we come to a home game with 52,000 Geordies backing us and that will make a difference.”

Good words from the boss, and with some good buys in the next two transfer windows Newcastle should be even stronger when next season starts in August.

And with Newcastle doing so well in the league, you have to think the lads have a decent chance of somehow qualifying for the Europa Cup next season.

That would be great, but the club would also need a bigger and better squad once we are back in Europe again.

A win is what we are looking for tomorrow against a Chelsea side who could be short on confidence,  after losing five of their last nine games.

3 points would keep Newcastle well positioned in 4th place in the league, and the aim has to be to try to stay as high as possible in the league for as long as possible.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully we get something from this game. 1 point is good enough for me but I confident we can do better and better.

    It will be eventful game. Win it for the legend SBR and Speed! HWTL !

  • joppadoni

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    i really feel we can do well tomorrow which is usually an indication we will get thumped 🙁

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we can get a result tomorrow. But let’s be honest, this isn’t a must win for us. If at the beginning of the season we had said we will get results against the bottom half, draws against the likes of spurs and liverpool and losses to the top 4…most of us would have been happy…..however, i hope the boys keep producing the goods….Happy Days

  • joppadoni

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    reet im off to bed… because i can. night all

  • davybtoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    ppl keep saying if good offer for tiote comes in hes gone, what ppl forget is they only sold carroll not when a good offer come in but when a ridiculous offer come in, they didnt want barton so much they give him away, nolan wasnt wanted n as for jose we had sell rather than lose him on a free as he wasnt goin to sign a new deal

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Davy…you’re right…it most likely will take a ridiculous offer. I would personally value tiote higher than carroll, but for some reason I don’t quite see us getting £35m +. Would Ashley sell for less?

  • davybtoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    the thing is he holds all the power ashly if someone wants cheick then they can set the price 35/40mill jus like they did with carroll they knew liverpool were desperate n they exploited them

  • davybtoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    another thing how do u kno ashly dosent want us to keep r players n challenge for european place

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyone seen David Luiz’s article on SS? “They have been a revelation this season and have emerged as a rival similar in terms of danger to Manchester United.” Talking about Newcastle

  • davybtoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #10

    AVB just said toon hav to b taken serious as title conders

  • stevep

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Lawro’s predicted us for a draw………… prob means certain defeat 🙁

  • dutchy

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Don’t worry about tomorrow lads, I’m gonna put a tenner on Chelski to win and judging by my betting record that means at least a point for us

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Davy…I don’t know. Just a feeling. They want to bring players to the club so they can improve and be sold for profit. Tiote cost 3.5, if he can get an offer of 25+ and think’s Carr can get in another gem for 5 or less, do you think he wont? The team has proved it can cope without tiote recently (Although, it probably would have been easier with him). Tiote’s money could buy some depth in his position, which is what we’ll need if we qualify for Europe and do you really think Ashley will fund new transfers? He’s going to want to sell some players for big money and then increase the squad size. I know there is this “carroll” money, but something tells me we’re going to have to sell more to increase the squad…would love to be wrong though…tiote’s a top bloke for newcastle

  • samuelwongsl

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #15

    i don’t suppose that if we fail to win tomorrow’s game, it would be deemed as disaster. Come on, look at their squad vs ours… i would be happy if its a draw…

  • Lynxie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16

    davybtoon @ 10:
    just goes to show what a numptie AVB really is then. We all know we are somewhat short of being genuine contenders, and thats why he is out of touch and soon to be sacked! If teh Toon were real contenders we would all be screaming it from the rooftops. As it is, we are all pleasantly surprised and happy with our progress. We are not there yet, but coming along nicely.

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Do you not think he’s just said that as we sit above them in the league? If we’re not contenders, it would imply neither are chelsea?

  • Irish-toonfan

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Did anyone hear the journalist on sky sports news this morning? He says we look likely to lose to chelsea, there is ‘not a chance’ of a top 4 finish and we will finish 8th.

  • benarfa23

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19

    ginola == ben arfa
    sheerer == demba ba
    les ferdinand == collocini
    we surely have their replacement now, we also have tiote, cabaye, krul, and saylor

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Ferdinand = collo? Shearer = Ba?
    Arfa could be as good as ginola…one day

  • benarfa23

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Ferdinand = collo? Shearer = Ba?
    Arfa could be as good as ginola…one day

    lets see the statistic for a moment
    ginola vs ben arfa
    in national team
    ginola 17 (3)
    ben arfa 8 (2)

    in newcastle
    ginola 58 (6)
    ben arfa 10 (1)

    club achievement
    Paris SG -Championat de France: 1994
    -Coupe de France: 1993, 1995
    -Coupe de la Ligue: 1995
    Tottenham Hotspur
    -Football League Cup: 1999
    ben arfa
    -Ligue 1 (4): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
    -Coupe de France (1): 2007–08
    -Trophée des champions (2): 2005–06, 2006–07
    Ligue 1 (1): 2009–10
    Coupe de la Ligue (1): 2009–10
    -UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship (1): 2004

    Personal Honours
    -English PFA Players’ Player of the Year 1999.
    -English Football Writers Player of the Year 1999.
    -Club Player of Year 1998 (Tottenham)

    ben arfa
    UNFP Young Player of the Year (1): 2007–08
    UNFP Player of the Month (1): February 2010

    i’m with u on ben arfa not as good as ginola yet but he definitely

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #22

    We Went to The Metro Centre Yesterday – There were 3 Guys There from Real Radio one was Non Other Than SUPERMAC now Beat That If we had him in his Newcastle Days we Would Be Going For the Title !!!!

  • Ian Magpie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Although our current team are doing superb, making the football world stand up and take notice and have come on leaps and bounds this season to even compare them with the Entertainers team is a bit much! Remember we had Shearer, Ginola, Ferdinand, Beardsley, Asprilla, Rob Lee and many others. This team was outstanding and its a little unfare to compare them just yet. Lets wait and see how the team develops over the next few years and then compare. Just imagine how much the Entertainers team would cost today?????????????????????????? Pardews team has done unbelievably well in one season and lets hope the success continues, providing Mr Ashley doesn’t keep selling our best players. 1-0 tomorrow and god bless Gary Speed! Get your Scarves out for the lad and make one hell of a noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ian Magpie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Lee Dodd, Couldn’t agree more! Throw Tony Green and and I reckon we wouold challenge. Tony Green = One of the best ever players to wear a black n white shirt!!!!!! Him and Ben Arfa in the same team Drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!

  • martoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Remember this team can defend a hell of a lot better than the entertainers – that must count for something. Lee, I saw Supermac at the Metro Centre the other day and thought ‘You look old and fat’.


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