Alan Pardew Deserves Great Credit For Last Night’s Brilliance – Video

Alan Pardew deserves great credit for the way he prepared the lads for last night’s fantastic 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Alan Pardew – put together terrific game plan for Newcastle

The Red Devils were left last night to lick their wounds after they had been mauled by an energetic and skillful Newcastle side, and let’s see now – oh yes they have a fairly easy game coming up – against Manchester City in the FA Cup in the early kick-off game on Sunday. 😀

The Newcastle side last night were led my the simply brilliant Demba Ba, who scored his 15th Premier League goals of the season last night – and what a goal it was.

In case you missed the goals here is a good and short video of the three goals.

They are all saying that Scott Parker is the signing of the season, but they’re all just flat wrong, and Demba Ba is – and of course we got him at a decent price – nothing.

Not surprisingly Alan Pardew was giving lots of interviews after the game in his calm and matter of fact way, but he was simply jubilant after the biggest result of his Newcastle career – so far.

And he mentioned the new Virgin Money sponsorship as the lads had the new logo on their shirts and what a way to start in their new shirts, with the deal from Virgin Money rumored to be worth up to £20M over the next couple of years – but that seems a bit high.

This is what Alan said after the game:

“There have been some really good things happening tonight,”  “It was a great day for Newcastle.”

“We’ve got ourselves a great sponsor, a fantastic blue-chip company who have put good money into the football club.”

“And I think the board will have seen tonight that we’ve also got very good players here.” (hint – I need more players in January Mike!).

“It’s all about the team and we have a very good squad of players, but we want to build on that. Nights like this help to keep everyone enthused.”

“The performance we’ve put in certainly won’t do any harm. I’ll be looking forward to meeting Mike Ashley later and having a quiet drink.” (buy him four six Scotch whiskies and then ask for transfer money!)

“We’ve been really at it in every game we’ve played this season, I can’t really think of any times when I’ve been disappointed standing on the sidelines. But this really puts a cherry on the cake of the season so far.”

The two players that are leaving us for Africa – Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba were probably Newcastle’s best players last night as Ba was simply awesome – get him in that number 9 shirt now.

Cheick Tiote was simply inspired in the middle of the park, and had a fantastic game for the black and whites.

In fact in our poll for Man of the Match Demba Ba is leading with 40% of the vote and Tiote is second with 25% of the vote, and Cabaye is third with 18% with over 1200 votes cast so far.

We had just gone eight games with only a single win and two draws, and we were already seeing some grumblings in the comments  about Alan Pardew.

But he has again shown that he understands how the game is played, and he put together a bold and brilliant game plan, and let’s face it he out-coached Alex Ferguson last night, and his plans worked almost to complete perfection.

Alan deserves great credit for last night, and indeed for this season so far, and if the Londoner is still at Newcastle in five years time, and we hope he is, that will mean Newcastle are doing great and in Europe again.

Howay the Lads!!

21 comments so far

  • daztoon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Great performance last night solid and professional.At last Pardew put Taylor right midfield his best position.Would have liked to see HBA given a run last 20 mins or so..

  • Tsunki

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Looks like we’re determined to sign this hotshot French midfielder Corgnet. Helicopter for Cheick? HBA didn’t need to come on last night – I think he’s being saved for a runout on saturday to see how he works out from the off with one of the big lads up front. Actually Obertan was sensible when he came on and gave his freash legs a proper workout for the last few minutes – Perch was a bit useless though.

  • toonthompson

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3
    It says we have had a very high bid rejected

  • IPToon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Well done Pardew, made some changes and to be honest when i saw the lineup i wasnt impressed but it worked.

    We have played long ball football for the most part of the season so i wont say his tactics were spot on to play a lot of long balls up to Ameobi/Ba last night as they have been his tactics all along, but i did think we tried to play a bit more football at the same time last night. Maybe he is trying to mix the two together and also Cabaye pushed on a fair bit considering we were up against Man Utd.

    One change i think needs to be made though – Gutierrez hasnt contributed anything in recent weeks going forward, Valencia tackled him every time last night. His defensive work is 2nd to none but i would replace him with Obertan for Blackburn because atleast he can run past a fullback and then mess it up, as apposed to just getting tackled lol. Just to let Gutierrez know he needs to improve.

  • Toon_Army

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    @ (1)

    HBA can be a bit loose with the ball and I think it was a gamble too far even at 2-0, having said that my heart was in my mouth when I saw Perch come on, as soon as he came on we nearly con-seeded a goal which would of course would have been his fault, no disrespect cause his effort is there, but I would like to see him move on.

    Ba was amazing, he was all over the place and a box of tricks, he will be sorely missed I am afraid and we need a new Center Back and Out and Out Striker, yesterday.


  • Tsunki

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Actually I just think jonas looks a bit knacked – he’s had a tough time this season if you recall he’s had 1 and a half jobs to do and its done him in. I say sub him for a while just to rest him – stick HBA there for a bit like when he first came here – wasn’t so bad then was he?

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7


    possible replacement for tiote?

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Even the Mackems that work here are saying that the Manager deserves alot of credit.

    I concur with the filth!! eeeeuw

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    We look so much more better without Obertan running down the right and losing the ball. Outstanding performance by all. Makes me wonder, why can’t the team perform like this on a more consistent basis?

    And Tiote and Cabaye midfield combination is outstanding. They broke up so much of united’s passes with extremely high work rate. One of the best midfield pairing in Europe.

    And Demba Ba.. Nothing more to add about him which others haven’t. Just give him the number 9. I’ve never seen a striker since Shearer who is so deadly in and OUT of the box. His goal, was of such marvelous technique.

  • Toon Tang

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #10

    that one solemn tear is still rolling down phil jones’s cheek.

  • daztoon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #11

    would rather see Fergurson than Obertan on left wing.Obertan is not a starter more of an impact sub if used right.Taylor looked for more comfortable in midfield

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #12

    We look so much more better without Obertan running down the right and losing the ball. Outstanding performance by all. Makes me wonder, why can’t the team perform like this on a more consistent basis?

    And Tiote and Cabaye midfield combination is outstanding. They broke up so much of united’s passes with extremely high work rate. One of the best midfield pairing in Europe.

    And Demba Ba.. Nothing more to add about him which others haven’t. Just give him the number 9. I’ve never seen a striker since Shearer who is so deadly in and OUT of the box. His goal, was of such marvelous techni

  • stuart no9

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #13

    IPTOON……..bit harsh on jonas that mate.I would say 90% of the time jonas will beat his man (easily) look at any video you like, most of the time he beats his man , ok the final pass is not there but thats jonas for ya.As you correcctly point out his defensive work is also first class , but to swap him for obertan who has done erm…..nowt since he came here is nothing short of bazaar really

  • tjrowe89

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    first and foremost great performance last night, tactics were good as well, however i do agree with some bloggers jonas isnt cutting the mustard for me and is giving the ball away cheaply or just not gettin past his man maybe HBA or sammi a shot out there against blackburn as im not fussed on winning it would rather europe.

    secondly why the hell are we not in the race to sign nedum onuoha?????? would surely but no more than 5mil young nd showed he is a good player when on loan at scumderland ???? im also hoping that we secretly are in for some forward as we are very short on goals without ba

  • IPToon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    I may have been a little harsh, i do like Gutierrez and in recent seasons when people have given him stick for his lack goals/assists i have normally stood up for him. BUT, in the last few games he hasnt done anything going forward, He didnt get past Johnson once against Liverpool, he didnt get past Valencia once last night, didnt really do anything against Bolton. I just think he needs to step it up and i would replace him this saturday.

  • Ian Magpie

    Jan 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    I guess from the descriptions on here i must fall into the Neggar category. Fair enough as I don’t think Ashley will push us to the next level and challenge for honours cos he doesn’t have to (gawd i hope im wrong) Its my point of view and i don’t expect everyone to agree or disagree with it.

    However I still love my club NEWCASTLE UNITED to bits and last night Pardew got his tactics spot on FANTASTIC RESULT!!! Up there with the best!

    There is so much potential in our club its un-real, so why do I get the feeling that Pardew has to do Magic party tricks and a cabaret act for Ashley to invest on new players lol??? Lets leave this out for now and bask in the glory of last night!!!!

    Well done Pardew. Credit where credit is due. Loved putting it up the Mancs and loved seeing Pardew lifting the crowd. Great great night for Ash appols and neggars!

  • tcbelfast

    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #17

    wot another fantastic nite at ST.JAMES PARK.congratulations to alan pardew who has instilled belief and confidence into the squad.rite from the kick off the players looked hungry and up for it more than man u.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Great tactics last night with the 2big men even thhough i`d like to see Ben arfa on.
    Shola worked like a horse and won almost everything and fed Ba well too.
    Most impressed how well balanced the right side was with Rayls and Simmo playing well together.
    Both made several good tackles and good crosses into the box.
    Surely Obertan needs to be sat down and shown a vid of how Rayls played there.
    Oh and not to forget our Italian Stallion Santon,what a fantastic game the guy had and he and Jonas are teaming up well together on the left.
    Jonas gave them a really tough time of it.
    The whole team were like pitbulls running and chasing utd the whole game.

  • rwpoynter

    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #19

    After the poor display at Liverpool I was not optimistic about last night. But I usually reckon after about 20 minutes you can see which team is dominating the possession and I started to think we were definitely in with a chance. Like a lot of others I would like Ben Arfa integrated into the game more but Pardew was right in not risking him last night. Maybe QPR, but unless we go belly up against Blackburn, why would he change a winning team? Man Utd looked very rusty I thought and they are missing Vidic bigtime, but our lads did themselves proud last night. Mike Ashley is doing many things right so please don’t cock it up by selling our best players, whatever the price!

  • stuart no9

    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20

    ian magpie @16 i think neggar must be the word used for someone who wants nothing but the best for NUFC. I have been labeled a neggar in the past coz i thought we were not as good as what we should have been or ash is tight coz he likes to buy cheap and sell at a profit , that makes us all neggars apparently , and the ones who really dont give a toss , are the proper fans. Strange how it works isint it.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Fantastic performance and result.
    I’ll take that over a couple of recent defeats to teams we should have beaten.

    We’ll’ forget the bad results before too long but remember 3-0 for a long long time.


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