Good News – Ba and Santon Excellent – Three Players Back Next Week


The result at Carrow Road was not good today,  but Newcastle played some decent football and didn’t have any luck at all.

Demba Ba – two goals and excellent game today

Newcastle had some of their best players missing in Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie  and Cheick Tiote, but two players Newcastle brought in last summer looked very good indeed today – Demba Ba and  Davide Santon.

There will be a lot of grumbling going on because Newcastle have a single point from their last four games, but we know the Newcastle squad is too thin and we are paying for that in terms of points at the moment.

And our goal difference over the last four games has gone from +9 to +2.

However there were some positive things in the game today, even though we were beaten for the second game running.

Davide Santon, like most Italians, looked very comfortable on the ball today, and if his league debut is anything to go by, this lad could become a great player for Newcastle in the seasons ahead.

In central defense Perch and Simpson did their best, and it was obvious they had been well drilled last week in training, but Norwich got the goals when it counted today, and why did we play with no height in the middle at the back?

When we saw the team we said we thought Grant Holy would have a good game today, and he did by scoring two goals.

But there is every chance that Coloccini, Mike Williamson and Cheick Tiote will be available gain next week,  so we should see at least the captain back in the defense.

But on today’s performance we think the back four could be

Taylor (R) Simpson Coloccini and Santon.

We need some new players in January to strengthen the sqaud – that is now really very obvious, and while the score-line was bad today, but the actal performance was a lot better.

We conceded three goals last week for the first time in the league against Chelsea, and conceded four today for the first time today.

And we’ll not even mention that Dan Gosling made things worse by getting himself sent off in the second half, so he will now miss the next three matches.

It was a great game for the neutral to watch with both teams playing an attacking 4-4-2 system.

Keep the faith!



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20 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Not Holding my breath seeing Tiote back. But I’ll be dancing in the streets if your prediction is proven correct. A player like Tiote covers up a multitude of defensive sins. Santon is clearly a class player through and through We need a top centre back in January thats for sure Perch and Simpson just arent good enough

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Alan Pardew is infallible – beyond reproach..

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Swans are useless away from home. Confident of a win.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonbrother seems like you have incurred the wrath of many more fans than just myself. Seems like I am not alone in seeing you as a fickle $pastic 🙂

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5

    I think its time to drop RAYLOR

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  • GAZ09

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Tired of hearing we had no luck or little luck, we just need to go out there and grind out results!

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #7

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16116940.stm

    Saylor on injury. Geordie legend. Willo will need to live up to his standards this season.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    @ Temuri

    Not at Anfield they weren’t…

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #9

    @RuddyMarvealoux your stalking is getting worrisome Please find someone else to serve as the object of your homoerotic fixation

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  • shauntoon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #10

    s–t result on way home from match now ,santon looked good ,perch s–t raylor average,simpson average ,gosling glad we paid nowt for this clown needs to be moved on in jan demba as good as always rest very average ,need the big guns back for swansea next week 3 points a must …..

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  • hatem or love him

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Demba Ba has to be the signing of the decade just has to be, and Davide Santon had a solid game as for perch I won’t waste my time on tht donkey

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  • davis_toons

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #12

    What relation is btw Rtaylor & AP?

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  • davis_toons

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    We are not going to take him off the 1st team. Just try an off the bench defensive sub shift/sub, and see what happens.

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  • davis_toons

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Can we try this!
    last 80mins

    Back Four
    Spidey Simpson Coloccini and Santon.

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  • shauntoon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #15

    canny understand why vuckic wasnt in the bench or hold on even starting as i said before gosling s..t

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  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 10, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Team for Swans?

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  • Jinky Jim

    Dec 10, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Didn’t have any luck at all!
    your kidding, that was a dead set penalty when Santon caught the ball.
    Gosling,absolute crap!
    How come this was Santons first full game? This boy has class.

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Concede 4 Against Blackburn at the cup

    Concede 3 against Chelsea

    Concede 4 against Norwich

    ALL when PERCH start at Centre Back – this guy is a disaster!

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  • ArtyH

    Dec 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Would have been better to start Shola at C.B at least he has the height and can head a ball, and that would have let Best have a game up top. Hind sight is a great gift for the ignorant.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 11, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #20

    I agree Brutooon, Perch is only a Championship fullback at best never a Premiership centreback. I’d rather play Besty or Shola at centreback than him. I hope we are not going to have to make do with this Nigerian loan fella from Seria A in January. We need a quality proven defender & need Colo signed up quick on a new contract. Certainly need more depth i.e quality striker.perhaps Carroll back for £8M, Pieters in at left back & Samba at centre back. Has he held back Tiote so he didn’t play & impress against Man City, Utd & Chelsea – bit like Carroll this time last season? In meantime give Ferguson a run at left back put Santon at centre back & give Raylor a go in midfield.

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