We Turned Off For 20 Minutes And It Cost Us The Game


I’m glad I’m not a football manager.

Davide Santon brings down Andrew Johnson this afternoon.

Alan Pardew seemed to have the perfect game plan in the first half,  as the Newcastle team completely outplayed Fulham and Alan Pardew seemed to completely out coach Martin Jol.

And then came the second half.

And while we don’t want to be too hard on the lads, we think the Newcastle  players let down Alan Pardew, the Newcastle fans and themselves this afternoon.

That’s because they switched off and conceded five goals in the second half – and that ‘s as many goals as Fulham have scored in their last six league games.

So we can excuse Alan Pardew if he was utterly shocked and disappointed at what happened in the second half this afternoon.

This was a very poor Newcastle second half display – let’s make no mistake about that.

This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports – once he had recovered from the shock of seeing his team completely collapse:

“The game got away from us in a quite extraordinary fashion, we were so dominant in the first half, it’s difficult sometimes to prepare for what happens.”

“Their first goal certainly changed the course of the game, it looked like a really soft penalty.”  “Then we had a really difficult period in the game where we didn’t handle the game very well.”

 “I can’t complain about my team, they’ve been brilliant all year and we’re in a fantastic position in the league.”

“For 20 minutes today we just lost the plot and conceded, for us, poor goals. They were the type of goals we haven’t conceded all year.”

“I would have liked a second goal in that first half,”    “I thought we deserved a second.”

“We couldn’t have played any better in the first half, we’ve had a complete contradiction in terms of our performance today.”

“First half was as good as we’ve been and second half was certainly as bad as we’ve been.”  “We’ll have to work hard on the training ground now to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

In short it was a disappointing performance from Newcastle in the final 45 minutes, and an extremely embarrassing result – and we’ll try to forget it just as quickly possible.

Unfortunately that will not be easy.



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416 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #1

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    Jason Prior has confirmed no deal at #nufc good luck son
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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Gutted for Prior! Kind of like the fairy taled idea that he could be a living reenactment of the film ‘GOAL’

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #3

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    From what I can gather #brighton may offer Prior a trial also #rangers and #cardiff scouted him in #nufc win over Wigan reserves
    4 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Jesus Ed, I go off for my food, come back and two more stories, I like it 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Is that the same Lee Ryder that Tweeted that Erdinc was at the training ground when it was actually Cisse???

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  • london_mag

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #6

    CHILL OUT MOTHER EFFERS: WE DIDNT HAVE OUR BEST TEAM OUT TODAY BUT LOOK AT POSITIVES. IF WE HAD DAMBA BA AND CISSE TODAY THE SCORE WOULDVE BEEN OTGHER WAY ROUND:

    LOVED JONAS WITH BEN ARFA TODAY; LOVED IT. FINALLY PARDS HAS GOT JONAS IN A BETTER POSITION ALTHOUGH HIS CHANGES WERE ONCE AGAIN A BIT SHOCKING:

    AMEOBI WHAT CAN I EVEN SAY: I REALLY WANT TO LIKE HIM BUT HIS BRAIN IS JUST WEEEAAAK

    LIVERPOOL LOST TODAY: YES!!!

    WATCH OUT WHEN WE GET OUR AFRICANS BACK EVERYONE ELSE- WATCH THE EFF OUT

    WE ARE LOOKING VERY STRONG:: VERY!!!

    230 london_mag // Jan 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    GEORDIE ANT- yeah guthie got overexited after his goal and was rash. hes starting to get first team experience after being a squad player for so long its understandable.
    catchy in norway- sorry i dont agree, best does a great job, hes a squad player that steps up when he really has to and same with obertan- who i think will suprise you for the rest of season

    WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THE LOSS TODAY; THEY JUST SUSSED US OUT AND KEPT DOING IT.
    LETS NOT FORGET POSITIVES

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #7

    JB

    it was Colin

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Indian – Douglas and Ryder said it as well from what i was told

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  • Agent Stardust

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ll tell you why we lost today. It wasn’t because of anybody in that team except the 2 strikers.

    They were rubbish and lazy again. They are a disgrace. We dominated that game in the first half and they were even crap then.

    It’s time to stop believing they may come good. They are simply useless. How can you play when they can’t receive the a ball and hold it.

    Newcastle are heading in the right direction and that will eventually lead to us getting shot of those 2 mugs.

    We could be closing in on the champs league if they had any ability or energy. They are not premier league players. What other team would they get into? None.

    The rest of the team are fine.

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #10

    AGREE LONDON_MAG, but chill with the Caps! 😉

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Eurosport commentators bigging up Senegal’s strike force, hmmmmm hmmmm I mean Newcastle’s strike force!! Can’t wait!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Good night lads

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Cisse on the bench

    Take care Indian mate

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Watching the game in a boozer this afternoon and at half time the place was buzzing with talk of being only two points away from a champions league spot,I dont think we can blame anything but I think we had the advantage with the wind conditions in the first half and then Fulham took full advantage with those same conditions in the second,but I would like all those who keep claiming how good and loyal Shola is to our first team,its about time to realise the guy is a substitute and a last resort.

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #15

    at london mag if u write in caps no one will read it -_-

    o whoever said the lineswoman did well I agree she had a good game but she did get the most important decsion of the game wrong, the first pen

    she is better then most of the linesmen though lol they wud of gave fulhm 3 pens etc

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail for Ashley, as I’ve said many many times, Shola has always been a squad player, somebody who can have an impact for the last 20 mins. He’s not our main striker – he’s 3/4th choice

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #17

    I remember watching Strola make his debut and thinking this kid is going to be massive for us.

    Shows how much I know

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Shame about Prior mind im 100% we had arranged a game for him so a wonder if somethings happened or his injury is worse maybe a dunno

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  • Slatymag

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Is it wrong you reckon to want Senegal to get beaten? It’d be nice for Ba/Cisse to come back full of confidence after a good ACoN but even better for us to come back early with something to prove. What is the earliest they can be eliminated? Nah, forget that, didn’t feel right. C’mon Senegal!!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #20

    I want Ba and Cisse back asap, Tiote we can cover our strikers on the other hand………….!

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Senegal are favorites! But, they’ve started off the same way we did against QPR! Hope they take Ba off at half time for Cisse, that way they keep them both fresh and injury free. Wrapping them up in cotton wool would be nice

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #22

    I wonder if Ba has taken his strawberry syrup with him?

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  • london_mag

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #23

    if i write in caps noone will read it aye.. HADAWAY MAN

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  • TimKrulFan

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Lol at people blaming shola blame best he didnt touch the ball shola stood no chance every ball was in the air and he was up against 6,8 cb didnt stand a chance HBA is a must start now best workrate and didnt give ball away much we played bad all game it was just fulham were bad first half need new cb collo only weakness is pace and williamson aint helping him nd tbh didnt deserve to be 5-2 thy just seemed to shoot and score tbh

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #25

    london_mag well nobody reacted to ye 😛

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #26

    senegalese team are losing 1-0

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  • Slatymag

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Tiote in a massive challenge with Ba and Cisse in extra time of the final, all three being stretchered off with talk of it being the worst tackle since that German keeper Schu.. on that French player. 0-1

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Maybe we will see the Demba’s sooner rather than later!:)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Eh that Mayuka scored we were linked with him lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Jack – A agree with you but today a think we missed Tiote the most just because he breaks up play and stops our midfield being over ran

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #31

    In some respects I’m actually hoping Senegal lose.. I want the demberes back asap.

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  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #32

    haha GeordieToon89! OMG! What is their keeper doing? haha! Senegal making are defence look good

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Senegal are woeful, wonder if Pardew gave them a tactical lesson before the game 😉

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  • Slatymag

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Toni Schumacher on Patrick Battison. Sorry to stray from the subject, but you just don’t see tackles/challenges/assaults like that anymore. Thank God!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #35

    GT89 – Don’t get me wrong, I want all 3 back asap, but with the 1st half play we had today we should have been more than one up, Tiote is a miss, but not as much as Ba

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  • thornus84

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #36

    can someone post me a link please??

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Demba Ba is proper good.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #38
  • gonz

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #39

    2-0

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Bloody hell watching these two teams play is like watching Walking with Beasts lol!

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