Tottenham 5 Newcastle 0 – Appalling And Embarrassing Display


Newcastle were completely outplayed, outfought and outclassed in the game at White Hart Lane today, and were two down after only 6 minutes, and it got no better,  as the Newcastle side were  embarrassed and embarrassing – they were that bad.

This is not the first time Newcastle have collapsed and they did the same thing at Fulham when they conceded five goals during a terrible 45 minutes spell, and the lads also did it at home to Arsenal last February when we were 4-0 down after 26 minutes and we also collapsed at Bolton in November of 2010 when we were hammered 5-1.

Well we suppose a positive thing about today is we only conceded four goals in the first 45 minutes, but it was simply a dreadful display as it looked like a Premier League side was playing against a non-league side, such was the huge gap in class.

And of course this does nothing for our goal difference- which is now zero –  so we’ll not get into a high position if we are level on points with any team at the end of the season.

This was a huge wake-up call for Alan Pardew and the Newcastle side, and Alan and the coaches need to find out how a team that can outclass Manchester United and win 3-0 at home, can turn up at White Hart Lane and serve up this tripe – it was that bad.

To say we missed Tiote and Cabaye is a huge understatement, but it shows we really don’t have any strength in depth, and we need to sign new players in the summer.

And probably more defenders than we had planned to sign, because Newcastle just couldn’t contain the  physical play of Adebayor, who was involved in all five goals for Spurs.

Guthrie and Perch seemed today completely out of their depth in central midfield, but most of the Newcastle back line also looked to be way out of their depth, as they were simply torn apart again and again by Tottenham.

The good news is it’s only one game and now we need to get back on track in two weeks time by beating Wolves at home.

And it could also have been a lot worse, but Spurs seemed content with a 4-0 or 5-0 win, but if they had to score 10 goals today, they probably could have done it against a pitiful Newcastle side.

And it doesn’t help that our next game isn’t for two weeks, so we’ll have to stew in this until we take on Wolves on Saturday 25th February – which is now a must win game for the Magpies.

The players need to apologize to the Newcastle fans by putting on a committed and good display in that game, this performance was so absolutely pathetic.

I hope I have made that clear.

We will now describe the goals – none for Newcastle so let this act as a a warning to the reader.

After only 4 minutes Adebayor burst down the right wing and his physical play seemed too much for the Newcastle defense, and he fired across the face of goal for the unmarked Benoit Assou-Ekotto and a Newcastle player was nowhere near him as hit the ball home.

Where was Danny Simpson – where was the defense?

Then just two minutes later Spurs were 2-0 up, and it was former Newcastle loan player Louis Saha who scored, as Adebayor beat Coloccini far too easily down the right wing and crossed for Saha who hit the ball home – where on earth was the Newcastle defense?

After 20 minutes Spurs, who were completely dominating Newcastle at the start of the game, went 3-0 up and it was Saha again as Modric beat Danny Guthrie down the left wing and he crossed the ball to Adebayor who laid it off unchallenged to Saha, who hit the ball home.

The Newcastle defense was torn to shreds.

And then after 36 minutes it was four as Kranjcar hit a loose ball home after Tim Krul could only parry a shot, and Newcastle were 4-0 down, and it was shades of Arsenal last February as the half time whistle blew – thank goodness it was still only 4-0.

Newcastle just couldn’t handle Adebayor  who had a hand as it were –  in all four Spurs first half goals.

At half time we have to think that Alan Pardew erupted at half time in the Newcastle dressing room,  as Newcastle played one of their worst 45 minutes of the season, maybe even worse than when we conceded five goals at Fulham in that second half.

Pardew will erupt with this sad performance from the Newcastle United side, and it’s not the first time this team has collapsed.

Newcastle did it recently in the second half at Craven Cottage, and the first half today was very like the Arsenal game, and the really sad thing is that Spurs could have had even more goals in the first half, such was the superiority of the London team, who were up against an embarrassing and embarrassed Newcastle side.

At half time Shane Ferguson came on for Gabby Obertan and Gutierrez switched over to the right wing and Irishman Shane was on the left wing.

And after 64 minute Spurs got their fifth goal when a cross from the  left wing was headed on by Saha to Adebayor,  who then volleyed the ball home and it was 5-0, and where were the Newcastle defenders?

On 65 minutes Papiss Cisse was replaced by Dan Gosling, who at least got a run-out, and then Peter Lovenkrands came on for a run-out.

Spurs could have  probably scored a lot more in the second half if they had really wanted to –  but they were satisfied with a 5-0 scoreline.

And the Spurs display was against  a team that started the league in 6th place, but today we gave  a performance that looked like a relegation side – we were really that bad.

And what has happened to our defense,  which conceded only 8 goals in the first 11 league games, and   since then in 14 league games we’ve conceded 28 goals.

It was a bad day at the office. It was a very bad day at the office. It was a terrible day at the office.

And it’s very hard being a Newcastle United supporter – but you already knew that. 😀



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178 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Knew this sort of result was coming.

    Willo and Simmo been VERY lucky of late – luck always runs out.

    Have to say though, as much as a 5-0 always hurts, I couldn’t see that result with Tiote, Cabaye and Taylor in the team, not to mention HBA instead of Obertan.

    We should still be on for a Euro spot, 5th maybe beyond this team but 6th or 7th maybe.

    Summer time we need a clear out…

    Simmo – you’ve been found out son, you’re shi£t
    Willo – I hate saying this but he is bloody awful
    Santon – has to do more
    Colo – being made to look crud by others
    Guthrie – too inconsistent and get’s bullied out of it by better midfielders…and can’t pass for toffee on day’s like today

    Hope you lot don’t go OTT though – this is one game and we’ve been thumped before and got back up.

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  • Thump

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #2

    On the plus side we have a good turnaround time, let the lads fume about such a woeful performance – then we show Wolves what we’re made of.

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  • Klatoon

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Worst thing is im now gonna have a sh*tty 2 weeks,no matter what

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  • Nufcjoss

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #4

    this was low.. even against spurs! we’ll get them next time thoug!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, no mention of Benny?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    the worst thing is that it could have been 10 no Exaggeration

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  • geordie157

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Poor performance not much else to say. Think Jonas and Simpson were very poor, Santon, Guthrie and Perch at least tried. Would like to see Fergs start instead of Jonas or Obertan vs Wolves.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #8

    is it safe to bash pards now?

    i’ve thought he’s been pretty inept these past few months.

    do i have to hold it in?

    poor HBA……sacrificed for simply being the player pardew could never be, and confident about it at that

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  • Rosted Pork

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #9

    IF PARDEW DOESNT PLAY ARFA AGAIINST WOLVES I GONA FOKNG PROTEST

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  • AMEOBI

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Good thing was our fans are terrific!!
    Best thing about our team is the fans absolute quality

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  • Thump

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Does anybody have the video of Sir Bob talking about how he felt sorry for the fans after a defeat? I want to compare it to Pardew’s inevitable “there were a lot of positives to take from today” post match talk.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Wor Shearer

    Well seeing as he didn’t play… 😐

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  • nufc786

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #13

    i expect an apology form pardew and the players. fans played gud money to watch their side play against spurs. a miserable day down to london for them. REFUNDS are in order

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #14

    edd case

    in defence of guthrie

    he can’t really have anyone to pass to when no one else knows what they’re doing

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  • AMEOBI

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Rosted Pork,
    It would help if you’ve ever been to a game or will?

    Lay off Pardew man its a game we alll had it coming…….

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Where will Pardew Play BenArfa, i think the writing is on the wall

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #17

    @catchy

    Precisely. Hba takes 2 to 3 players with him constantly as he’s a danger regardless of how his game is going as he’s so unpredictable. It takes alot of pressure of when we are doing defending.

    Obertan has been rubbish all season and is fault at first goal for just taking a stroll and lazy play. But there are people here complaining about Benny workrate. Atleast he hasn’t been at fault for us conceding goals.

    How obertan is ahead of hba is great mystery.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #18

    @ToonDownSouth

    Exactly.

    There is more to the Pardew Vs Ben Arfa story than just his work rate.

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  • GeordieGesus

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Ferguson, Gosling and Lovenkrands as subs? Just shows how schitty Ben Arfa must be in training. Am off oot to get peed.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #20

    rosted pork

    i like the ambition

    don’t know if he’d hear you all the way in india….

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  • lucasnufc

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Pointlessly harsh if you ask me. Without Cabaye and Tiote with the quality of that opposition, you only need to be a little short of your best to be trounced. With our midfield today, they needed to be at their best to just compete. They weren’t. Get over this now, we won’t be facing this class every week.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #22

    mattyNUFC

    Is it not being a bit ridiculous to invent TV soap story lines about Pardew and HBA?

    About half our squad is better than Pardew was as a player. Pretty weird thing to invent to be honest :/

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #23

    PARDEW made 3 subsitutions how many did you agreed with

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  • Thump

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Today AVB has came out and apologised to the fans for not preparing the team properly for today.

    Guaran-fcuking-tee that Pardew won’t even go close to that.

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  • Edd Case

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #25

    Cannot for the life of me understand why Pardew didnt DEMAND a new centre back – Willo is so, so, so poor and he cost’s us games.

    Simpson is even worse at times.

    To be honest though, as poor as we were today, you can’t expect much more when you field a team with;
    Perch
    Guthrie
    Obertan
    Simpson
    Williamson

    We got done in midfield today, we wouldn’t have done with Tiote and Cabaye though.

    That said, when top teams really go for us, we’re really shown to be so weak in defence – god, how many times over the years have we all said that?

    We desperately need a new defence…desperately.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #26

    the hba pardew thing is just a grudge

    i’m sure of it.

    same with tevez and masch

    all over again. HBA in the spurs side would be a sight to behold

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  • gaz 44

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #27

    honestly what do you people think Ben arfa could of give us today… we were outplayed and in that first 30mins not many teams in prem would be in a better position .. we were poor they were class.. aslong as its out there systems for next two games i don’t care.. a refund to us travelling supporters wouldn’t go a miss mind

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  • rharrison

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #28

    We needed more cover in defence to be sought in Jan as our defence is very tired with no back up. How many games has colocinni and simpson played? Nearly all of them, carling, prem and fa cup. Having both our starting midfielders missing doesnt help either. Spurs are now a quality side with their subsidised star striker and have a massive high to play on as their crook of a manager got away with jail.
    So its nothing to do with players being ‘found out”. Typical negative knee jerk reactions. We have a great team, we just need more cover, which is what the usually silent owner has said he is going to do this summer, invest in youth to do so.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Wor Shearer

    I agree – but I think all the comments making HBA out as the hero and Pardew the villain are a little crazy.

    We have no idea if there is anything there, or what the problem is.

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  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Song for the day – http://youtu.be/vvRkJzVQBP0

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #31

    toondown south

    i don’t see how it’s strange at all. a character as stubborn as pards has shown he is, here and at other clubs, it seems a pretty logical connect the dots. it’s quite clear he has something against him and i sure as hell don’t see HBA out partying or on twitter or facebook.

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  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Pardew is a clown.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #33

    TDS

    its spineless, because the man calls himself a manager of a football club, but he puts players feelings first,

    he has to face players like obertan, perch, simpson every day, and if he drops them he carnt face them, where as he has kids there with real football ability, its easy for him not to play them cos there kids,

    thats the spinless bit

    gutless, cos he wont make positive changes

    we will play 442, from now on, because he has 2 good forwards who can score, even in games were it will be tough, like today,

    it should have been 5 in midfield,

    perch is far to light weight for there

    obertan carnt cross a ball,

    simpson just hoofs it anywhere

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  • nufc786

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #34

    if today was the day we had it coming against spurs i think it was the right time. why you ask????
    well look at tha prat called suarez got the media in a frenzy hopefully the media wont lament us that bad becuz of it. will only drag the players down more…
    but i expect a regroup for wolves

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #35

    gaz44

    probably nothing. it was just bad preparation all around. HBA probably wouldn’t have changed the game’s outcome, but maybe could’ve made it mroe interesting

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  • nufc mad man

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #36

    raylor seems to be the only wide man capably of creating chances for the forward at this moment in time so i think he was a miss too as for HBA well i just wait and see what he does when he plays his next game and sunderland why did you loose when we wanted you too win

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #37

    matty

    Tevez was heavily over weight, and Mascherano was pretty much refusing to train – at least that’s according to my Hammers mate.

    Clearly Benny is neither overweight or refusing to train. I’m just saying, it’s not the same situation.

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  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #38

    And he looks like Jeff Tracy out of Thunderbirds.

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  • GeordieGesus

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Indian Mag, I didn’t agree with any of the subs. I’d have much prefered Messi coming on for Obertan. Oh wait a minute. Messi doesn’t play for us. Oooooh, we have Ben Arfa. 6/7-0?

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  • rharrison

    Feb 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #40

    As for HBA, newcastle are a disciplined tight nit group of players. HBA is superb but he is egotistical and immature. He needs to prove to pardew that he has what it takes as a team player before he can play consistantly, and i he can’t then he can go join whoever he wants

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