Discipline Is What Newcastle Need On Monday


In the last three games Newcastle have been missing one thing that previously was in good supply in the Newcastle side.

Yohan Cabaye – returns to the side on Monday

And that is discipline, which was sadly missing against West Brom on Wednesday night,  as Newcastle gave away three sloppy goals and lost the game 3-2.

And it even looked like Newcastle would go on and win the game on Wednesday night, after coming from behind twice.

Demba  Ba scored his second goal of the game on 81 minutes,  to level the scores at 2-2,  in front of over 51,000 fans at St. James’ Park.

And  since Newcastle had been pressing all of the second half, it looked like Newcastle could go on and get the third winning goal – probably from Demba Ba again.

But what happened?

Newcastle lost their concentration and conceded a terrible  third goal, and basically handed West Brom a terrific victory for them, and once again a team below Newcastle got something out of the game with the Magpies.

Alan Pardew seems well aware that he needs to get more discipline back into their game:

“I don’t think confidence is a factor just yet,” “I think the discipline of the team needs to get back to where it was.”

“We just got a little bit desperate for the win, and I think that showed in some of our play.”

“We were over-committing players in dangerous situations, and they turned one of our opportunities into a goal, and again for a winning goal.”

“We’ve got to be more controlled in attack.”  “I’m sure that’s tweaking rather than anything major.”

We have to hope the defense is solid again with  Mike Williamson hopefully  back in the side in place of James Perch, and that Frenchman Yohan Cabaye can stamp his authority on the game and finally that the great Demba  Ba can keep scoring those fantastic goals for us.

Howay The Lads!!

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57 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Dec 24, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #1

    and we need Santa Claus

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  • shearerno9

    Dec 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Anybody else thinking coloccini is sniffing for a move elsewhere in the premiership?? I hope im wrong but i just get the feeling that he might go

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  • thebionicMAG

    Dec 24, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    We need a lot more than concentration.

    We need competent cover for Saylor.

    We need Tiote back on form.

    We need HBA to START (And no i don’t think he’s god but I do think he’s one of two world class players we are lucky enough to have in our squad that’s capable of unlocking ANY defence in the Premiership)

    We need Obertan to have a lot more self belief cause believe it or not I think he has got what it takes to turn it around and become a very valuable player.

    We need to seriously acknowledge the urgency of at least 4 new signings in the transfer window players.

    And we need the fans to make St James the intimidating ground of past years.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 24, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Such a shame Raylor will have to start. I’m betting an LB and CB is what we’re looking at, i really doubt we’ll go for a striker at this point, other areas are more important.
    All we can do is hope atm.

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #5

    We need a quality backup centre back vertonghen will do nicely if we can tempt him into the PL.

    Then there is one play we need above all others, the next big thing, the next sturridge…….Junior Hoillett, we need to pull out all the stops to get him!

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    No Alan, we need 3pts.

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  • shearerno9

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Anybody who thinks we dont need another striker in is a complete fool, do a very simple thing and take out all of demba ba’s goals this season and see exactly where we are without them. Another striker along with at least another top quality CB is a must if we are to keep the position we have now

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  • jayphoto

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #8

    We absolutely need a new striker! BA is off to Africa to play 6-7 games on rock hard, awful pitches with his glass knees! Itl be a miracle if he comes back fit! Disappointed maiga fell thru, though im not sure we’ve heard the last of that! Same with erdinc! In a position now where aslong as carr has recommended a player, we can be excited about them!

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Giroud
    Onohua (loan with a view to buy)
    Vertonghen
    A sneaky word in Hoillets ear about the summer.

    Perfect window.

    Odds? 100,000/1

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  • planb

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    We are nearly into the January transfer window and the excuses are coming out from NUFC the helicopters out of fuel, we need to save up for the summer when all the good players are on sale blah blah!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #11

    planb, I didn’t read that in AP’s quote. Where was it exactly I might of missed it?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Merr Christmas all of you

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Jayphoto,those “rockhard awful pitches” are where Demba and Tiote honed their talent.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Cissokho is available lads!! Dabo was signed by Lyon to be Cissokhos replacement. And that is quoted by the club.
    Here’s hoping!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Indian Magpie, you to mate. Hope you get an anti-neg tablet for Xmas.

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Messieurs, noyez Joël!

    I mean, merry christmas.

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #17

    OK, Cissokho is availlable. But it’s certainly not a good news. Santon make far better cross with his left foot…

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  • GeordieAnt

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #18

    However niafron….could be good to get him in…whack Santon on the right since Simpson is probably going, and Cissokho on the left. BOOM!!! Problem solved..a world class LB and RB

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  • seantoon

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Niafron I have to disagree. Yeh santons good at getting forward but I haven’t seen anything special with his deliverys yet. I hope you prove to be right that way we will have one quality player on our hands

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Except Cissokho ISN’T a world class LB. There’s a lot of LB in the world, so i hope the staff will carrefully consider such a deal.

    Anyway, the french press seem to believe NUFC isn’t interested anymore.
    They say Cissokho is expected to sign in Russia.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Everyone is in a panic about Ba going to ACN. Are we the only team in PL to lose a player for this competition? I doubt it. As I said yesterday. We lost Carroll and a player (who seems to get a bit of knocking on here stepped up to the plate). Yeah Best. I also note that there is no panic about Tiote going to ACN. Looks as if we have accepted he’s going to pastures new anyway. I admit with Ashley in charge it’s getting harder and harder to be positive. But I think I can find a happy medium between positive and negative.

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Seantoon

    Well mate, never said Santon is top class. Just said he’s better with his left foot than cissokho who is left footed…
    So, if Santon himself isn’t a top player…

    Well, you get my point i guess?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #23

    niafron, all the best for Christmas. Hope you get your own PC and internet for it.

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #24

    GG

    Some weeks ago, i pointed out this question. Quiet honnestly, i doubt there’s any other team in the league who got a greatest dependence to one player.

    I think he’s now more important to the team than Carrol was.

    About that, why the club don’t give him the number 9?

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Thanks GG.

    Well in fact, if you want to wish me something, i hope i could come to St James before the end of the season.

    Fingers crossed.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #26

    niafron, ok stuff the pc. Hope you get your wish to visit SJP before the end of the season. Tell you what though mate. If I lived in Newcastle I’d offer you my sofa. Just so you could save on hotel costs. Maybe someone will get the hint. 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #27

    GG

    would that tablet help

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Niafron,has Cissokho become so bad,I saw him alot at Porto and his 1st season at Lyon and he was quality,alot of “Enrique-ness” about his game. What happened?

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #29

    GG and all the others fellow Geordies.

    As a great man once said:

    “I don’t know why, but i love you.”

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #30

    niafron, wasn’t that Eric Cantona?

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #31

    @Klatoon

    Don’t know. But his crosses are a subject of joke in France.
    In fat, it was a lot of hope about him. But wether it is with Lyon or the national team, he never make it.

    So he’s quick, physical, got some skills. But at the end, he never bringed what an international player got to bring to a team.

    Lack of focus, bad crosses… Ans also some behavior’s problems.

    So with Jonas, Obi and Simmo already on the wings, i suggest we buy a lad who know how to cross.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #32

    niafron, did you manage to read my son’s book? If you did. And?

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  • niafron

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #33

    GG

    Ahah! Yes.

    He told that to the fans after Leeds won the title.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #34

    niafron, Like Indian Magpie. He knows how to cross. 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #35

    then there are things i do not get

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #36

    is anyone else concerned that we have purchased two quality buy crocked players in Marveaux (who we could us now) and santon (knee again).

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #37

    but not buy*

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #38

    niafron, only other I can think of is Noddy Holder.

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Ok Niafron,but if you go looking for St james park u will miss the game,our lads play at a certain arena these days 🙂

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Klatoon, fatty can call it whatever he wants it’ll be SJP for me and my lad. For his kids?

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