Pardew Wants To Repay Faith of 52,000 Fans – 3 WBA Players Doubtful


Newcastle played well on Saturday and were simply unlucky not to get that one goal that would have given our boys all 3 points.

Alan Pardew – hoping to repay faith of 52,000 fans

With Coloccini and Cheick Tiote back in the side, it looked so much different and so much better than the side that went down 4-2 at Norwich City in the last game,  when the Canaries took full advantage of Newcastle having no recognized center-backs in the side.

So it was very good to see the lads play very well on Saturday, and if they can go into the game against West Brom with that same enthusiasm and good form, there has to be every chance that we’ll get our first victory in six league games.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:

“I think we are in good fettle for West Brom.” “At Norwich, we were coming off the back of a big defeat.”

“We were all feeling ‘that wasn’t so good’, but we were solid.” “We did not get the win, but you are not going to win every game at home.”

“West Brom won’t play like that – they will come out at us a little bit more. It’ll be a very different game, and hopefully we’ll get the win.”

“I was thankful to the crowd for their understanding.” “There is nothing worse than 0-0 – you couldn’t get a manager more against a 0-0 than myself.”

“That is frustrating – 52,000 paid their money and didn’t see a goal.” “It was good that there were not any at the other end.”

And Newcastle may be in luck before the game even starts,  with some  WBA players doubtful for the game on Wednesday evening.

There are concerns about three of West Brom’s players,  who all played in the 2-1 win at Blackburn on Saturday.

James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu and Paul Scharner are all doubtful,  with former Middlesbrough midfielder Morrison, who scored a fabulous goal against Blackburn, doubtful with a hamstring problem.

Mulumbu has a knee problem and former Wigan  Athletic star Scharner,  has some leg injury.

Manager Roy Hodgson had this to say on the injuries:

“Morrison has got a slight hamstring problem and had to come off,” “Mulumbu is nursing his knee and Scharner, who hasn’t played for a while, was feeling some tension in a muscle.”

“It’s a question on Monday of seeing how many walking wounded there are and who we can get up there.” “But we’ve got a decent squad of players and there are players I can bring into the team who didn’t play today.”

“They might have to stand up and be counted.”

It would be a good omen if any of these players do not make it on Wednesday evening, and we also have to remember that WBA scored three goals in the last 30 minutes of the very last game of the season in the same  fixture last season.

And but for that defensive collapse,  Newcastle would have finished 9th in the Premier League and above Sunderland.

That has to be an extra incentive for Newcastle to do well on Wednesday night, and if they get three goals ahead – let’s go for more!

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42 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #1

    cant wait for wednesday

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    my plea to pardew if HBA is not fit, dont even put him on the bench leave him out all together

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  • boater

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Like the look of Morrison too – good acquisition should tiote hightail.

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  • seantoon

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Knew it wouldn’t be brunt or snodgrass

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Considering that Snodgrass plays for Leeds, no it wouldn’t be would it.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Snodgrass? :S

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    My sentiments exactly

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Just do not play Perch and Simmo alongside eachother in the back four!
    If you do we,ll lose again!

    Now that Maiga has failed his medical with us will he going to the Mackems then! Would,nt surprise me!
    Seems to be taking the failure of his Medical a bit personal like!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    1-0 to nufc, 81st minute winner by BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #10

    we should go for Alessandro MATRI

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Same effort as Saturday and we will get the points.
    Demba Ba is due a goal or 2 so I bet 2-0 with Ba geting them both.

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  • seantoon

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Got him mixed up with dorrans chill

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  • planb

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #13

    WWJBD he meant to call you snotty not snodgrass

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  • planb

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #14

    WWJBD he thinks its xmas everyday when sees you in one of his lonsdale sweatshirts you and your sweet heart
    Ruddy Marveaux-lous having matching ones

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Cwarr on twitter says howard webb the referee for MAN UTD game

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  • markmac

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #16

    In the nicest possible way to WBA i hope all 3 are missing as they are 3 of there better players…

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Snotty not Snodgrass? Actually he meant Dorrans as seantoon just said (Sorry seantoon I dont mean to drag ur name into this little battle of wit)

    And in reply to the repost I shall repost my own ‘Haha right I dont wear them but feel free to name some more brands and see if u can guess one I think u will struggle though’

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  • seantoon

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s ok mate I was baffled how I managed to get them mixed up!

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  • Tino3Barca2

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Gotta say Ba is looking so good now. Oh for wingers that could cross a ball, he’d score even more.

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  • ARFA

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #20

    hopefully can see hatem and vuckic play this wed….obertan out..

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Snotty not Snodgrass, jeez these insults are now playground quality! haha wearing matching Lonsdales!? My 4 year old cousin can think up better insults! 😛

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Does anyone else think that Keegan wasn’t backed in the transfer market by Sir John Hall? (remember SJH told him he could sign any player he wanted and the price wouldn’t matter, which in turn led to the greatest player ever to wear black and white coming to Newcastle)…think you might be on your own with that thought planb

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  • Jonny

    Dec 19, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Vuckic over Abeid for me. Ben Arfa or Best??? When is Marveaux back aswell? Could Willo be partnering Colo at the back? could be one of our strongest teams this season bar Cabaye and taylor.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Some of what Pardew says is complete bollocks. We were solid against Norwich? What game was he watching? We had a non-existant defence with a 5 foot 8 centre back. Agree we out-played Swansea but we didn’t take all 3 points against an extremely poor attacking side. West Brom are much better than Swansea away from home. Who will be beside Tiote in midfield now? Time to change tactics Pardew. Why no Ben Arfa in the last 2 games? Not even 10 minutes against Norwich. This argument will continue until we find out what’s going on with him.

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  • West_End_TooN

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Sum people are just plain stupid on here tryin to compare pardew to steve kean a never expected nothing out of city,chel,or manu and we got a point ………. we only lost at Nor cos of no CBs and gosling and swansea defended all game !!!

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Mersons predicted us to draw 1-1 against WBA

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #27

    andrew driver hands in transfer request at Hearts. Probably no more than 2mil. I’ve only seen a bit of him before but looks good. Anyone else who’s had a more serious look at him? What do you think?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #28

    if we are looking for a striker, what about Man city’s striker who is on loan at Feyernoord. John Gudetti

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  • MagPieMan

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Andrew Driver would be a very good signing. I watch quite a lot of SPL and he never fails to impress.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #30

    A 1-1 draw would be another poor result at home Geordie-Jake. Let’s hope they are wrong and that we re-discover our scoring touch i.e. that Ba re-discovers his scoring touch. Most teams will now focus almost completely on him with nobody else a real scorer in our side. Ameobi has 1 goal, Best has 3. Where are the goals going to come from other than Ba? What happened to the incredibly talented (Pardew’s comment) Ben Arfa? Has he suddenly lost all his talent? Or is it more likely Pardew doesn’t know how to set the team up to get the best out of him?

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  • Stuart

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    I could impress in the SPL haha!

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  • soundoid

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Larwo has us down for a win…..

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #33

    @soundoid
    U what?!

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  • Matt Stoddz NUFC

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #34

    If you have got facebook and you go on it regulary I can bring you up to date newcastle news. I am also trying to get my page bigger so all the geordies can get the latest news, so please like and
    Thanks

    , I http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001568076754&ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Newcastle-United-News/287674257944174

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  • soundoid

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Dannyo,

    I know I’m gob smacked! Must be the season of good will or somthing!

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  • soundoid

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #36

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16224039.stm

    and he’s saying nice things about us…. He’s finally lost it.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Lawro’s finally noticed Ba. It only took half a season soundoid! The man is incredibly sharp!

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  • soundoid

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #38

    I think he looks at the fixtures and puts down who he wants to win based on which team he likes the most.

    He must dislike West Brom more then us… or Roy Hodgson more than Pardew.

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  • Ben_W

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #39

    I guess this has probably been posted somewhere else earlier but just in case people haven’t seen it

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16250349.stm

    Got a feeling we’ll get him in summer

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #40

    U’ve got to love it when other managers come to St.James Park and say; “They’ll have to stand up and be counted”, about their own team. Just love it when other managers feel they have a mountain to climb infront of them.
    Good days 🙂

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