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Brighton 1 – Newcastle 0 – Magpies Surrender – No Cutting Edge Up Front

7:24 pm, Saturday, January 28th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 146 Comments

For the second game in a row Newcastle let their fans down badly,  as they went down 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this afternoon in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

The game had been very even in the first half and then in the first 20 minutes of the second half Newcastle raised their game, but couldn’t get a goal.

Up front with Ameobi and Best Newcastle had absolutely no cutting edge once again,  and our two strikers didn’t look sharp at all - for the second game running.

And then on 76 minutes Buckley broke down the left wing and was allowed to carry the ball towards the penalty area, and his left foot shot hit Williamson and the ball was deflected past goalkeeper Tim Krul into the net for the Brighton goal.

The goal was given as a Mike Williamson own goal,  and the first goal was always going to be important, but it had looked like Newcastle would be the team to score it.

In the final 14 minutes Newcastle tried to get get a goal back but with our strikers looking poor, we hardly even went close.

But just before the 90 minutes was up  Newcastle should have had a penalty,  when a Cabaye shot was handled inside the penalty box by a Brighton player, but the penalty wasn’t given.

So for the second season running Newcastle have gone out of the FA Cup to a lower league side, and for the second game in a row Newcastle lose and have not looked too convincing in losing either.

It was a very disappointing result tonight, and at best an average performance,  in a game that was again shown live around the world on TV.

Best did have a couple of half chances in the first half and Danny Simpson also had a decent chance  in the first 45 minutes, but Newcastle never really looked like they could score today.

If we can get Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse back before Wednesday night, Alan Pardew should start both of them at Blackburn,  and then try to sign another good striker in the summer – such was the complete lack of cutting edge up front his afternoon.

On the performance of the last two games Shola Ameobi and Leon Best have not got the job done for the side, and why wasn’t Peter Lovenkrands given a chance?

Leon Best showed a few times this afternoon, but Shola Ameobi had another one of those frustrating games where you wondered if he made any difference to the side at all, and that was for the second week running.

For Newcastle fans it was another big blow for the second game running,  and it was another defeat that’s very hard to take.

And with all the talk during the week about how the lads were going to do this, that, and the other – it was all for nothing.

Newcastle need to give a big performance for their fans on Wednesday night at Ewood Park,  after a second poor display in a  row – and a second defeat in a  row.

Stevenage last season  – and now Brighton - it’s simply not good enough – that’s the simple truth.

Teams:

Brighton & Hove Albion (4-3-3) Brezovan; Calderon, Greer, Dunk, El-Abd; Bridcutt, Sparrow, Forster-Caskey; Buckley, Mackail-Smith, Barnes
Subs: Ankergren (GK), Hoskins, Navarro, Harley, Vincelot, Agdestein, Hall

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1):  Krul;  Simpson,  Williamson, Perch,  Santon;  Guthrie,  Cabaye; Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Best;  Ameobi
Subs: Elliot,  Ferguson, Kadar,  Taylor,  Gosling,  Obertan,  Lovenrkands



Tags: FA Cup · Newcastle News





146 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Even Harper just said ‘we were looking to take them back up the road” Yeah im sure thats what the fans who traveled wanted to hear!

  • 2 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    joke pardew played for a draw n we got we deserved nothing

  • 3 GeordieGesus // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Look at the bright side. We can now concentrate on been League Champions.

  • 4 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    I said b4 the game we would lose with that joka Ameobi up front and people had a right go at me! well f**k u ameobi lovers!

  • 5 Klatoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Speechless

  • 6 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Lovenkrands is not worse than Shola!

    He just can’t be!…ffs, you’re better than Shola!

  • 7 nufcburty // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    One positive, Perch looked good.
    SHIT performance though.

  • 8 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    I said before the game that we would lose wwith that joka ameobi up front, and u lot had a right go at me! well fk u ameobi lovers!

  • 9 free giveaways // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Pardew, go sign Samba and a lb, Cissoko or Pieters. Santon should play rb, Simpson is awful. And sign Zaha as well. The subs that came on today were never going to change the game, we need more pace and attacking depth.

  • 10 Rightpeg-topcornish // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Absolute disgrace. Stood there and watched that gutless witless performance. That fellow followers is EXACTLY why Pardew doesn’t start Mr Ben Arfa. Useless.

  • 11 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    I would rather have Titus Bramble in defense than shola ameobi up front

  • 12 GeordieGesus // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Cabaye played like a transvestite.

  • 13 colwell // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Oh well they’ll be a a few players at Pards door tomorrow, Sholla will be first to give his world renowned Blowjob been mastering for years bless him.

    Simmo will perform his weekly reach around while Williamson cleans his office for him.

    Well they have too do something to start every week!

  • 14 geoff777 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    3 days left in the window … still time to sell Ameobi.

    FFS let’s get shot.
    Stat ic & so easy for a Championship side to mark.

  • 15 TinoToon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Ameobi is just a statue. to bad for Pardew if him dont realizes that. Too coward to risk and he deserve that result.

  • 16 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Ben Arfa isn’t a winger! End of story!

  • 17 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    f@@k off ray stubbs

  • 18 brighter // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Easy to saying about tonights game.
    Its only shame.

  • 19 TinoToon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    BTW, prepare yourself for the 4 match ban for Cabaye.

  • 20 Indian Magpie // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    how can SHOLA BE NUFC CAPTAIN

  • 21 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Im almost tempted to get a blowjob from strolla myself, it must be fkin good

  • 22 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Ba and Cisse will not be back for Blackburn.

    They have one more game to play and it’s entirely up to the Senegalese management whether they stay or not and I’m fairly certain they’ll want to stay and make up for being knocked out so early on.

  • 23 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    I think you’re forgetting Titus was a goal machine…at the wrong end

  • 24 Gateshead_Geordie // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    I want my money back. Sending the bill to Alan ‘cup is the priority’ Pardew. W@nker

  • 25 GeordieGesus // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    jimmyxavi, yeah, take Ben Arfa off and play Obertan… ?????

  • 26 RobertNufc25 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Perch our best player.
    Everybody else was poor.

    That’s the only good thing from that match = Perch! lol

  • 27 gstadt // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Havent been so angry in a long time lol … we shouldnt need colo and cheik to beat a championship side. Think simpson rates himself too much, f@ck his contract and sell him to qpr. Needs to stay off twitter and focus on football. Not happy ….

  • 28 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Ameobi isnt a premiership striker… Pardew is starting to play too negatively

  • 29 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    @Benry,

    I think it’s my go…he must have done you lot by now.

  • 30 Foxy005 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    It’s an embarrassment to the fans and to themselves without the Dembas we cannot score its ridiculous, I’m all for supporting the team when ever we’re down but to not be able to score at least 1 goal against Brighton is just simply embarrassing.

  • 31 SwedishMagpie // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    hope pardew is happy now !!!!!!!!!

  • 32 gorgonzola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Benry woah….thats a bit harsh :D but I read ya :)

  • 33 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Yea Wor Shearer, but I bet he still scored more goals than Ameobi

  • 34 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    @jimmyxavi: You do realise that he’s always played on the wing, right? The same position that got him considered one of the hottest prospects in French football? If he’s not a winger than he isn’t a footballer because he’s utter wank in the middle.

  • 35 Agent Stardust // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    its not pardew’s fault. week in week out we play well enough to beat most teams but we cannot link into the strikers coz those 2 are 2 of the worst i have seen.

    blame best and ameobi. it is their fault. they are useless.

    its their fault today as it was last week v fulham. even v qpr they were so so bad but best managed to scrape in a goal which could have easily been cleared. and even games before that were the same.

    all these games have the same result. the strikers are always useless and the rest are generally fine.

    get ready for blackburn. if ba and cisse arnt starting then expect the same result. and mark my words it will be the fault of best and ameobi when we lose that one.

  • 36 GeordieGesus // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Benry@20. Closest I get to oral sex is, drinking a cocktail.

  • 37 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    ba n cisse will b back they play tomorrow

  • 38 morningstar // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Should have played Elliot up front. Would have had more chance of scoring.

    Our strikers cost us the game.

  • 39 LGFUAD21 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Yeah Cabaye does seem a bit hot headed. There was the Derry incident and today. And those arent the only two.

    He needs to learn that even if you are wronged you cant react like that.

    I wish Obertan had played. He will only get worse sitting on the bench. And Ameobi and Best jsut dont work together at all anymore.

    Hell, I heard that Perch started at the Forrest academy as a striker

  • 40 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    GeordieGesus yes play obertan against a champion ship team! That el adb was slow as fuc k anybody could see it! Ben arfa is better floating around finding space!

  • 41 Indian Magpie // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    SIMPSON DID NOT TACKLE THEIR PLAYER, HE WAS ALREADY BOOKED. POOR DEFENDER

  • 42 Agent Stardust // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    i’ll tell ya wot.

    lovenkrands is a joke player. absolute rubbish. but i would have him in 100% of the time instead of those 2 mugs up front.

  • 43 Rightpeg-topcornish // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Sat on the train surrounded by very happy Brighton fans talking about their win. Turns my stomach! For god’s sake NUFC give your fans something to shout about!

  • 44 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    we can score without demba problem is we werent trying to score we happy to jus keep the ball

  • 45 GAZ09 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    None of us should be suprised really, look at the team.
    our RB is playing LB then we have Perch playing CB, and HBA and Best playing On the right and left and then Shola who wont even run with the ball and unwilling to run for the team.

  • 46 gorgonzola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    gtsdt…

    I never rated Simpson at all ever, I am sure there are better attacking RB in somewhere for us…

    Does anybody know what is the latest on MARVEAUX?

  • 47 SurefootedShola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    I’ve made numerous points on the last thread, but this is my first about Shola. He just saturates the team with lethargy, in my opinion.

    Ba really is our totem. He’s guarded us through very choppy waters, so much so, it’s felt like a serene stream, please hurry and return captain Ba, bring the spirit and spring back with you, Shola’s springs are rusty and knackered and he looks like he’s been on the spirits most of the time.

  • 48 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Agent Stardust

    Pardew has got his tactis wrong! Best is not a left winger! Shola shouldn’t be starting! If he is going to play that formation play obertan on the wing and best up top on his own! Best looks like he can score at least!

  • 49 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Willo does it again!

    knocked us out at Stevenage and now at Brighton….defo not all his fault though…PARDEW!

  • 50 nufc mad man // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    for now i will put most the blame on the front two but if after the villa game cabaye still rarely gets forward more the i would much rather have guthie play along side tiote or pardew shove admit he is injured

  • 51 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    I posted this earlier but it didn’t show up?

    @jimmyxavi: If Ben Arfa isn’t a winger then he isn’t a footballer. He earned his reputation as one of the hottest prospects in French football on the wing and he’s utter shite in the middle.

  • 52 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    nothing wrong with the formation whats wrong is hes picking the wrong players for it

  • 53 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Imagine any other manager playing 433, with a statue upfront who cant head or move into space, and leon best playing as the LW. wat a complete joke.

  • 54 RobertNufc25 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Dont no why everybodys ready for cutting there wrists like??
    Haha

    6/7th in the premiership or Fa cup run?
    (probably semi final if were lucky)

    I’d rather finish higher in the league.

  • 55 Toon1978 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    WE NEED A CB NOW. SAMBA PARDEW YA F..K WITTTTTTT. Sorry for that lads, just a bit peed off as you can see.

  • 56 GeordieToon89 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    A think the subs were far too late and also far too negative… Obertan/Fergie/Lovenkrands should of all came on and we should of went for it but it should of been just after there goal at the very least

  • 57 GeordieGesus // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Aaaahhhh, ef it. I’m going to go out tonight and get absolutely peed.

  • 58 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    got b honest am not even that arsed we went out its the way we went out

  • 59 Rumsfeld // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Shola Ameobi’s performance was the most pathetic I have ever seen from a professional footballer in all my life

    The kicker is, he’s been doing the same thing for a decade now. Biggest con job since Bush’s re-election in 2008

  • 60 gorgonzola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Toon 1978 I know how you feel I am absolutely gutted…

  • 61 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    @Thump in france Ben arfa had success with a winger bcos he was playing with a world class striker who knew how to move (Karim Benzema). Now he is playing with Shola Ameobi……hmmmm…….

  • 62 summesam // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Bloody hopeless. But tbh i don’t mind it that much, coz now we can focus only at premierleague. Hope the return of our 2 strikers will have a positive attribution to the team :)

  • 63 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Can’t we speed up Remmie Streete’s progres into the 1st team, he looks v good in the reserves.

  • 64 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    shola was shocking for me best was good

  • 65 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    i’m not sure how people can say Guthrie was poor

    he was anything but poor. Only he and Perch played well today.

    Cabaye was a disgrace….form and sportsmanship wise. I never wanna see that sh!t again

  • 66 gorgonzola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    But Samba would be a sick buy for us…..we would really improve as a club…..on all fronts…we cant NOT GET a QUAL CB….its just not on…

  • 67 SurefootedShola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Cabaye looks every penny a 4.5m midfielder recently. He’s better in advanced positions, who remembers him running the show against Villa? Seems a long time ago.

  • 68 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    ….despite the Manure result a couple of days ago

  • 69 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    @davy: completely agree. Ed put it perfectly: We surrendered.

    @Benry: So that’s why Jonas and Obertan have been poor, right?

  • 70 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    davyb,

    i’m sure you’ll agree with me when i say:

    i don’t think Kadar could have done much worse than williamson today. He was abysmal

  • 71 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    I am so upset right now, imagine if we don’t finish 6th? just another useless season. I dont want us to be a run of the mill bog standard cr@p team like everton or aston villa ffs. What happened to the good old days of KK and Sir Bobby. :’(

  • 72 geoff777 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    From the last thread … I’m sick of Cabaye too.

    He looks uninterested at the moment.
    He goes down like a girl if he gets tackled but has a really nasty side to his game that makes him a liability.

    Not my sort of player … thought he was going to be a star.

  • 73 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    we need signings samba n elia

  • 74 Klam3r // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Simpson without a fast helper on the right is a ticking bomb when they counter! We badly need a new right back. Simpson is ok at best.

    Pardew is to blame for this one. His job is to make sure that the players turn up and give all they have. If the whole team is lazy, it’s clearly a coaching problem!! Shola as captain? Jesus…

  • 75 RobertNufc25 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Funny feeling Cabaye will get a 3 game ban like.

    Especially after Ballotelli getting one.

  • 76 summesam // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Contribution ;)

  • 77 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    matty nufc ya spot on williamson was shockin n to think ppl were worried by perch we ll for me was very good we need a big pacey beast of a defender

  • 78 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    I don’t understand how people are slating Shola. He spent the game trying to set Best up with knock downs and headers but every time Best was out of position.

    One striker at the post ready to knock it into the middle and yet our other striker was at the opposite post? Howay lads, think about it.

  • 79 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    robertNUFC

    he deserves a 3 match ban, that’s for sure. The officiating was second rate but there’s no excuse for what he did

  • 80 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Shameobi, showing us just how not to do it…again

  • 81 gorgonzola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Benry I hope that wont happen but today as possibly the worst I have seen of NUFC as of late so I hope it wont repeat itself, we are a big club we deserve better as fans Pardew should answer to this…and the players too…

    its just NOT ON

  • 82 GAZ09 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    lets get a CB now and not someone from the championship also get Zaha signed up

  • 83 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    @thump

    In France he played on the left of a 433.. He wasn’t asked to track back! He just attacked and thats why he gained the reputation he did! In his first games for toon he just attacked and thats why he was the difference in games.

    He is not a winger! He is a left froward! Or a CF!

  • 84 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    cabaye wont get banned there was nowt wrong with it

  • 85 gstadt // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Is it a coincidence that both cabaye and simpson were giving it large on twitter today and that they both played like w@nkers … need to focus on the football

  • 86 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    @thump

    In France he played on the left of a 433.. He wasn’t asked to track back! He just attacked and thats why he gained the reputation he did! In his first games for toon he just attacked and thats why he was the difference in games.

  • 87 Ian Magpie // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    To you younger fans…get use to it cos ive had this for 41 f****g years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We the fans are totally humiliated once again! What will the excuses be for this????????????? Utter garbage and the fans have been let down once again! I feel for all those that went down! Sorry Pardew but don’t even appologise, dont you f dare after last week! Keep your smarmy (over the line) mouth shut and do your appologising on the pitch and just think what you have done to our magnificent support! Utter shameful and the Newcastle fans are the laughing stock of English football once again !!!!

  • 88 geoff777 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    @davybtoon

    He kicked the guy in the face.
    You can see it was intentional in the slo-mo.

  • 89 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    ppl wont agree but id hav obertan over jonas every day jonas is really poor he never does anything

  • 90 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Oh please Demba come back NOW!!!! Guys lets beg him on twitter! Offer him syrup!

  • 91 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    We dominated the game, controlled the ball and were comfortable in possession. In midfield we were excellent in my opinion just toothless in attack. Ameobi won everything in the air it wasn’t his fault that there was no support for him. I may get lynched for this opinion but I don’t care. Defensively we were ok Perch was very good and we were just caught out by a very unfortunate deflection. We were also denied a stonewall peno so lads let’s have a bit of perspective.

  • 92 kevymartins // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    williamson is so sh it AN FOR GODS SAKE WILL PEOPLE ON HERE STOP SAYING SAMBA

    the guy is a fat slow mess ffs look what best an ba done to him pulled him outa posision like he wasnt there an scored as easy as that he is crap an like 27 …we need some1 who can run ffs

  • 93 Rumsfeld // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Pardew needs to take full blame for playing Shola Ameobi AND MAKING HIM CAPTAIN

    We’ve lavished him with a career in the top flight at one of the best clubs in the world, and look what we have to show for it

    hahahahahaha reminds of when every newcastle manager decided Nicky butt needed to start every game before we were relegated

  • 94 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    geoff barnes n harper said there was nowt wrong with out

  • 95 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Oh and Cabaye is never getting banned for that, it was a nothing incident.

  • 96 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    We know what happens when our players and manager start talking big about a competition….we usually bow out at the first opportunity. And guess what…?

  • 97 nufc mad man // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    injuries make it get clearer every week that our team is no where near as good as 1st looked all i think we should keep starting next season is
    krul saylor santon tiote ba .
    cisse and HBA i am waiting till end of season before final conclusion as cisse is not yet been in team while it may be due to lack of movment of the front two and our LB that makes him not look as good HBA

  • 98 shearer 9 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    not blaming the ref for us losing coz we was poor but Simpson got a yellow card for a good tackle and coz of that he did not slide in when we needed him too and cost us the game

  • 99 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    davyb

    i’ll admit i was worried about perch but he’s proving me wrong….steadily. I think he’s a crap DCM but maybe CH is position

    Thump
    your defending of shola is only falling on deaf ears. Do you know why shola grapples in the box when he’s got what would otherwise be a premium cross coming his way? because he hasn’t the speed/desire to get off his marker and make a go. he is a disgrace, an utter disgrace. the time’s been coming that just because he has one good shot on goal (a la chelsea) or one good assist (man u), it doesn’t mean he’s good enough. He should pack his bags and go join smithy down in league one. we’d be better off putting obertan, vuckic, HBA, best, freakin raylor than having that half-hearted waste of space trod around the field, throwing his hands up in petulance when he doesn’t get a call, and not chasing down a f***ing thing. he should be ashamed

  • 100 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Jonas should play left back and Santon right back

  • 101 jimmyxavi // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    @ Thump people are slating Shola because he has a record of less than one goal in five games! His assist record is even worse! You can not carry a player like him in modern day football! As a premiership striker you have to be able to score, create and hassle! It typifies Shola when you see Cabaye running from his own half the keep going to close the keeper down when shola could have done that for him! He is lazy!

  • 102 kevymartins // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    we miss tiote more than anything ffs

    we may hope ba an cisse get home for wednesday to save us from this horror show

  • 103 SurefootedShola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Cabaye is a big girls blouse, not only when he gets tackled and kicks up a fuss (literally today), but his own tackles are quite often mistimed or simply a feeble dangling leg.

    Nobody is taking responsibility.

  • 104 geoff777 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    That expenses paid trip to Teneriffe for the millionaires of NUFC was really worth it.

    Now the ticket buying fans have a long trip home to contemplate that performance.

    Dock all of them 2 weeks wages except Perch & Guthrie.

  • 105 GeordieGesus // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    All I can say now, is. “howay the Boro!”

  • 106 Benry // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    ppl like bilson and Thump that just blindly defend shola must be 70+ year old stubborn gits.

  • 107 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    I’m just not going to bother tonight the force is strong on the darkside haha

  • 108 spitfire_ // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    What is the poin of 7 lads on the bench when you use them in the final 5 minutes when everything is already gone? Three changes in 83th min is disgrace. We didn’t play a shit whole game why Pardew didn’t make any changes as usual at 60-65 min? Total nonsense… same as the game against Fulham. How the first half we are top class and then shite for first 20 minutes on second half… ffs.

  • 109 SurefootedShola // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Hear hear, Matty. Nail on the head.

  • 110 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    No lads, my point is he went on the pitch today to be a target man. Get the ball to him, knock it down to Best. If there was a ball in the box to be won, he won it more often than not – if it wasn’t for Shola the balls would have been going out or getting knocked back into play.

    I swear some of you can’t see the forest for the trees.

  • 111 GAZ09 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Ameobi was crap simple as that

  • 112 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    ruddy

    whether he gets a ban or not doesn’t mean it was despicable….sounds like you’re defending him…maybe that’s presumptuous on my part but if you are, it makes it even worse. He’s had little stamps that have gone unnoticed already and i’m personally getting really tired of him and his cheap shots

  • 113 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    wasnt despicable*

  • 114 Wor Shearer // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Maybe that was Pardew’s plan, in order to get fatty to hand over some more cash?…..or not.

  • 115 davybtoon // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    perch played jus like colo wud of n cleaned everything up ffs he was sorting williamsons mistakes out everytime he was very good tonight thats player i remember who had jonas in his back pocket when we played forest at sjp

  • 116 kevymartins // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Team vs bburn hopefully

    _______krul______
    simo :( __wilo :( __ colo___santon

    _ben/ober____guthrie__cabaye__jonas

    ________cisse___ba_______

    we play like we have the last 2 games we will get beat 3-1

  • 117 geoff777 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    @davyb

    I don’t think Cabaye will get a ban but I think he kicked El Abd intentionally

  • 118 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    @Benry: I’m not defending Shola, I’m defending his performance in regards to what people are saying. He played shite, don’t get me wrong, but some people on here are going on about how whenever he starts “we start with 10 men”. Lest we forget the pass to Best that almost opened the scoring and the second shot and corner that followed.

    You are all looking for a scapegoat – we didn’t lose because of one man, we lost because the team did not play well.

  • 119 nufc786 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    was tenerife a good move or waste of money????
    I KNOW THE ANSWER AND IT AINT
    PRETTY!!!!

  • 120 nufc mad man // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    people any of you think this trip could also have been too blame, beside when ever a team has a trip they seem to always play poor next game

  • 121 bambams // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Boys lets just remember we have been here before, we will get over it – the point is how do we move on.

    Pardew got it wrong but for 60 odd mins we were the more controlling side and should have been 2-o up but Best failed.

    I am not going to cut and paste from last blog but i feel we cannot rely on Best or Shols and i genuinely believe we will be seeing a lot less of both of them soon, we cannot get Cabaye to play if Tiote is not playing and i have never seen Benny and Jonas play well during the same game but Benny is not a winger and was NOT signed as a winger!

    Colo is not cup tied, i just want Tuesdat to get here as quickly as possible.

    We are Newcastle United and we are further on than where we were last year.

    Final point- we DO need some more players, we DO have some money and we DO need them in this window not in the summer

    IMO

  • 122 mattyNUFC // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    thump

    i’d say we lost because of tactics and ill preparedness

  • 123 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    @geoff: Dunno like, it didn’t seem very accidental to me. When I go down I don’t kick out at anything. That said, I did smile at seeing how the big hard man lay on the ground for a few minutes while he got a tiny little pin prick cleaned up.

    Does anybody know what El Abd was having a go at Besty for during one of our corners?

  • 124 Rumsfeld // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Am I the only one who thought Best was great?

  • 125 RobertNufc25 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Perch was solid today .

  • 126 nufc786 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    the team didnt take their chances that well 10 shots on target and brighton only 3 and yet they won im fuming so badly i going to dip my head in bowl full of ice!!!

  • 127 RobertNufc25 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Cabaye will get banned after the Ballotelli thing last week.

    Defo a kick out.

  • 128 nufc mad man // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    bambams
    how will we move on you usually move on by changing the team a bit and after the way the QPR and FULHAM games went no way should we have started with this team

  • 129 eaststandgeordie1982 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    well pards tactics cost us at another game and he still cant see its not working sholla has been the worst player for 4 games running now what a joke! get jonas back on the wing ffs everyone is just running around aint got a clue what they are ment to be doing!

  • 130 solano // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Thump @ 78….totally agree with your observations. No-one covered themselves in glory and the whole team were lax and didn’t seem motivated to actually win the game.
    You are right to point out Ben Arfa’s pathetic showing when people are only too willing JUST to point the finger at Strolla. We all know Ameobi’s limitations, but without questioning Ben Arfa’s undoubted talent, he has gained an unjustified reputation that seems to be beyond questioning.

  • 131 GeordieToon89 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Coloccini is Cup Tied he played against Blackburn at home

  • 132 nufc786 // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    RobertNufc25
    wow i have just doubled the amount of ice for my head after hearing that !!!!!!!!!!!

  • 133 bambams // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    If lurch at stoke did not get a ban for eye gouging cant see Cabaye getting done, it is too unclear imo and could argue momentum was the cause and not intent. More reckless than deliberate

  • 134 bambams // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Geordie toon 89……….. If this is the case mate you have made me feel much better. cheers

  • 135 noladonna // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    haha bloody hell pardew man your tactically embarrassing
    jonas in the whole haha please this guy couldn’t create a profile on facebook let alone a chance for a striker
    best on the left one question why???
    still alot of work to be done in moving the club forward sad sad day for the geordie nation!!

  • 136 Thump // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    @matty: Remember what Brian Clough said about tactics? How many times have we seen (especially in cup games) “bigger” teams getting hammered and/or outplayed by “smaller” clubs who play standard 4-4-2? Simply playing the game to your strengths can outdo any tactics but to do that, you have to have 11 men playing as a unit and we didn’t do that for long periods today.

    @solano: Agreed mate. I think people are expecting too much of HBA and treat him as some kind of God. Would love him to get some consistency though.

  • 137 bambams // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    nufc mad man………
    I think Pards will be quite fortunate here, by the situation arising with the dembas back- he will land on his feet.

    I cannot for one minute believe they wont have the two back by early monday and have them prepared for the next match.

    I am not going to bash Shola or Best- they have donned the shirt we love and have played for our beloved team. Time now for a new strike force, let them join other clubs so we cannot fall into insecurity believing we have four strikers in our squad. imo

  • 138 gstadt // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Captain demba’s been on twitter, looking forward to coming home …. said we missed him today

  • 139 bambams // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    gstadt……….I am filling up mate, tell him to hurry up and bring his mate with him-

  • 140 Eddie // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Cabaye will probably get done – i think the english ‘style’ is finally catching up with him tbh, especially without tiote next to him (i’d really like to see perch doing the check thing in midfield – a bit of bite). Centre-backwise, and i think this is the problem the club has, any new recruit HAS to be better than big willy, but can we get one over the line? This squad is delicately poised between being bolstered with more mediocrity and genuinely taken up a level.

  • 141 bambams // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Chin up all………at least you lot can drown your sorrows- i have nightshift!

  • 142 tappy lappy // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Yet another season without a trophy, thought after the Manchester teams had been knocked out could be our year. Gutted totally fed up, when are we going to win anything, why do lower teams always knock us out, even getting to a quarter final would be a blessing. No doubt we will get the usual bollocks from Pardew but this is not good enough.

  • 143 irish magpie // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    The players should be ashamed disgraceful performance if they wanted to win easily could of but where happy with a draw f joke

  • 144 irish magpie // Jan 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    disgraceful performance should be ashamed, game was there for winning and they where happy with draw joke

  • 145 maz // Jan 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Not sure whats worse having to watch that totally clueless, pathetic excuse for a striker amoebi or that dimwit of a fullback simpson.

  • 146 Tsunki // Jan 28, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Well I cant blame everyone for being so upset but never mind, time to press on and get over it. This is controversial, I know, but I think we actually didn’t play too badly today against a very motivated and well-drilled team with promotion aspirations. An unfortunate deflection and a goal, when a fair result would have been a rather unsatisfying draw. Shola wasn’t too bad realy, neither was Best but where they really fell down was in their final positioning. HBA needs to link up or have forwards in the area to target and he got neither really – no one in any decent position in the area, simpson ridiculously out of position (he had a nightmare for me, poor runs, poor link up,exposed his fellow defenders and no product at all. Jonas looked similarly lost & disillusioned, with no-one to target, and the midfield huffed and puffed in circles, getting kicked about for their trouble. Cabaye is struggling with an injury still I think. The worst part was the capitulation – instead of persevering and tactically introducing players that could change our shape, he takes off who? Santon (excellent today again) HBA (still a game changer if supported properly) and bringing on raylor & gosling (and the nifty ferguson). That signalled to the players that the bus was warming up and their cocoa was ready.




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