Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Tottenham

We didn’t have the heart to put this up yesterday – bit let us know who you think the best player was for Newcastle yesterday.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Tottenham

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36 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Feb 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Can u vote no-one? Cause honestly, i did not see one good performance last night, not even Krul.

  • Whistler

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    The kit man for me…..nice and clean, well pressed….the only one to do his job yesterday

  • Whistler

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3


    256Whistler // Feb 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    “We cannot ask for more than we got today, we got five put past us and we deserved to have five put past us, and that hasn’t happened all season and we cannot let that happen again” – Alan Pardew

    ……….erm Fulham?

    In the cold light of day, I dont want to start bashing Pardew but why have we gone away to one of the best teams in Europe without a plan???? Does anyone, even the most passionate Pardew fan out there really believe we had a game plan yesterday? or for that matter whenever we’ve played away from home?
    I admire what Pardew has achieved and how he has conducted himself generally but tactically he needs to take stock or we’ll miss a guilt edged opportunity to get back into European competition.
    We’re not good enough to just turn up at someone elses ground and take the points….we gained a lot of away points early season through large helpings of luck if people remember….at home it’s a different matter with a large partizan crowd behind the team we can impose our own game and take the spoils.

    Imo we would have lost yesterday even with a full side playing 4-4-2 and playing well….Spurs are a long way ahead of us whether we like it or not, it’s not the defeat yesterday that angers me….it’s the manner of the defeat!
    To beat a Spurs or a side of real ability on their own patch with an inferior team you need a plan to stop them…..eg., Steaua v Barca 80?s European Cup….Inter v Barca 2010 CL semis…..we had nothing yesterday and the performances of certain players leaves a lot to be desired also….you need a re-think away from home Pards!

    also….what does Obertan bring to the table that HBA doesn’t?

  • davybtoon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Well spurs tore us apart yesterday n they giv us a lesson n how quick to break n punish teams, we give the ball away to cheaply they were up the other end scoring within seconds


    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Santon played a big part in 3 of their goals yesterday…Man of the match I think not.

    I dont think we had a best player yesterday tbh

  • Trent Toon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes i do believe pards got it wrong yesterday but i believe it gives him knowledge of how to deal with it next time, and he is a manager that learns from his mistakes!

  • davybtoon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Think yesterday proved that were still 4 or 5 top quality players short Williamson n Simpson were shocking n there not good enough, ferguson was the only player I was impressed with he was my man of the match n he shud b playing more often on the left wing

  • davybtoon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    I’d ferguson over jonas anyday


    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #9

    There was only 1 man of the match yesterday and he wasen’t in a black and white shirt he was a moody over paid bellend in a spurs one haha 4 assists and a goal cant argue with that though

  • davybtoon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #10

    We’re lucky all the results went for us yesterday so were no worse off apart from gd took a big hit n were still 9 clear of the scum

  • davybtoon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Ryt about that adebayor destroyed us

  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Imo. Fergie on the left and Jonas on right to help (teach) Simmo to defend….

  • Edd Case

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #13

    One game doesn’t define a season.

    We’re a million miles away from where Spurs are right now, so why is everyone getting so upset?

    Considering we were relegated not long ago, I think we’ve cuaght up with a fair few teams in the Premiership really well.

    Can you imagine being a Liverpool fan right now?

    Look at the money they’ve spent and they’re below us and not only that, they’re fst becomming the nations most hated team because of the Saurez stuff.

    I’m sure we’ll thump Wolves and then the mackems after that and all will be ok again…


  • GeordieDan

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #14


    Completely agree

  • spitfire_

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Tottenham

    U kiddin right? Where is the answer “THE FANS”?

  • Fenham Boy

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    We were five players short. Williamson and Perch are not at a Premiership level; Simpson, Guthrie and Obertan are squad players. Plus it was only Cisse’s second game and Gutierrez provides nothing going forward without support from his full back and Simpson hasn’t got it. So if the team is to progress we need a couple of quality defenders and two wide men (perhaps HBA with a good defender to support him)

  • Edd Case

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #17

    I will also add that those bashing Pardew and spouting on about having no game plan – don’t talk such utter garbage.

    There would have been a plan alright – but it doesn’t mean it was a good one!

    Besides, Pardew should not get all the blame, what about his assistant manager? You’d think Carver would have a say in how we played a match, no?

    Pardew is the front man of course but there is a TEAM involved, from players to coaches to managers…let’s not forget that.

    When it goes well, it’s always a “team” effort, when it goes bad, it’s still the same, so stop looking for scapegoats.

  • Steve_48

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #18

    Ed – you need a blank vote in here too, we were jst awful nobody deserves the tag of being best of a bad bunch

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    I was sat in the Spurs end so go their view….
    Was going to post last night when I go home but was too angry.
    This morning I am still angry!
    I was asking the Spurs lads around me both in the game and afterwards in the pub and her goes.
    1. They expected Newcaslte to battle for every ball.
    2.Thought we will cause them lots of problems, maybe, even beat them.
    3. Ba &, or Cisse to score.
    4. Ben Arfa to start and cause all sorts of problems…Like Midric.

    Funny that as that’s what we expected. Especially part 1.

    Hope the whole team is in for a real beasting of a session today as that is not acceptable.


  • Oleg G

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    I vote for Loven. Because there was no one good yesterday. There was bad, worse, horrible, outplayed, child, baby and others.
    That a bad game all in all, nothing good about the game itself.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Right now I got the angry rant out of the way, a bit of reality.

    1. We are still 6th.
    2. The team have done so well they set our expectations high.
    3. We have a couple of winable home games coming up.
    4. Tiote and Cabaye will be back next week.

  • Oleg G

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #22

    Maybe the team didn’t get enough of that Spanish sun ha? Should go there again for a break, they are tired.

    Seriously though. For the big 4, like everyone say here. Simmo and Willo are not good enough. Perch and Ober are not good enough. Also Jonas looks tired, and he has his problems, Colo I think is not to blame thou, but maybe I am wrong there too.
    So to be brutally honest with ourselves. We are short 2 defenders (RB and CB) and two wingers, from being a real threat to the top 4. Those are 4 players, so around 15M-25M.

    The reason we are having a good run, is because we are a good TEAM, the together factor is strong. But we are definitly not good enough on an average day against the top teams. We saw that against Liverpool who are not the best team in the PL but in total, individually have a better squad, Yesterday against Spurs of course, Man C, Chelsea who are a deeper team, and right now, after the transfer window also Arsenal. Man U of course are a strong team and we did everything right against them, but still, individually, on an average day, we would not be able to win so easily even at all.

    So 2 defenders and 2 wingers. Maybe even 3 defenders.
    We are good at GK, CM, and ST (but without too many decent cover players).

  • Oleg G

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Benton Toon Exile // Feb 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Steve_48 // Feb 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Edd Case // Feb 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM


  • Benton Toon Exile

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #24

    4 players can hold their heads up this morning.

    1. Danny Guthrie…would not have looked out of place in their side.
    2. Collocinni – Never really did anything wrong and no one ever gets past him.
    3. Santon – Starting to look a really good player.
    4. Demba Ba – worked really hard with no support.
    The rest must or should this morning be realising the gap between them and the top 4, and you cannot win anything without 100% effort.

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #25

    For God’s sake, let’s cut the cr-p, without the physicality of Tiote and Saylor, this team cannot defend! This was not a freak result. Study the performances and goals against since Saylor walked off injured against Chelsea, and you will find we have one of the weakest if not THE weakest defences in the Premier League. Too many slow, physically weak non defenders in the back four, and that includes Captain Wonderful, who is out of his depth against pace and movement, and yet again does the unforgiveable for a defender, turns his back on man and ball at the slightest hint of getting a whack. In my day, he would have been called a chicken-hearted ‘fan-y merchant.’ Go back to the Carling Cup games against Forest and Blackburn when Saylor and Tiote didn’t play – 7 goals conceded. Without Krul and seriously poor finishing from opponents, there would have been many more hidings. Only a wek ago against Villa the game could have been lost at half time because the 2 centre backs were run ragged by Bent and Keane. Krul to the rescue again, and the game before that at Blackburn. Please Mr Pardew 3/4 pacey, physically strong defenders in the summer, before the two up front get pis-ed off with seeing their best efforts undermined by the feeble efforts of those behind them, and give Santon his wish of playing wide midfield, because he ain’t no full back.

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #26

    One more thing – a good second choice goalkeeper urgently required, if Forster is to be sold. I’ve seen Elliot in a handful of reserve games, and the thought of him playing any number of games in the first team frightens the life out of me.

  • Sav

    Feb 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #27

    If this is what comes of ‘letting our hair down’ at Tottenham, I hope Pardew will be wearing a beehive for the rest of the year.

  • oo aa demba ba

    Feb 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Did i read correctly that someone mentioned john carver as partly responsible? Don’t be so stupid. At the end of the day no player performed well, either playing terribly or being let down by those who played terribly (ba tried his best to hold up play but had no options, guthrie tried creating but was let down by the lack of width. Surely the only reason he played Obertan was for his defensive side, which yesterday was non existent, went missing whenever they attacked. Simpson/Obertan down the right were disgraceful. Ben arfa tp start next game, nothing to lose after Obertans performance. Disgusted to see players straight down the tunnel instead of thanking the fans who were phenomenal, no other team with such a journey would be the same after a 5-0 drubbing.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #29

    I thought Ben arfa stood out

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #30

    How can Santon be best player??????
    He was good goin forward but he was the main reason for Collo having to go out left to cover all the time and leavin Willo alone in the middle.
    He`s green as ever in the defending game in English football.
    He would be better on the wing as he isn`t defensively minded enough yet

  • dcro1

    Feb 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Benton toon Exile. Spot on. Criticism of Guthrie is bizarre. Why is it a lot of fans default position is to absolutely slaughter him when he tries to do something positive and it doesn’t quite come off? Have they not been watching in recent weeks as he’s taken games by the scruff of the neck?

    To put Guthrie the same category as Simpson and Williamson is an absolute insult and frankly those that think that simply don’t understand the game.

    I’ve championed him for years for his really intelligent, positive use of the ball but his progress was blocked by Nolan and to a lesser extent Barton (from what I understand off the pitch as well as on it) + injuries and being asked to play out of position on the right.

    It’s like people cannot accept that we’ve had a gem in our midst, fail to comprehend how he hasn’t made more impact before reaching 24 so think he MUST be poor and are therefore always looking for reasons to back this up despite all the evidence to the contrary.

    I’ll probably be shouted down but, very good player that he is, Cabaye offers less to the team than Guthrie and we a) underestimate the player we already had b) overestimate the exotic foreign player we paid for (Happens a lot in football)

    Guthrie’s a progressive player who takes risks with his passes so will fail occasionally but if he were to go we will end up regretting it.

  • Rosted Pork

    Feb 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #32

    jonas for me

  • dcro1

    Feb 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Also, please rip up Danny Simpson’s contract offer – when a professional footballer is at his worst with a bit of time and the ball at his feet you have to worry!

  • Charlietoon

    Feb 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on we were all excited about having Ba and Cisse and wanted to see them both start and so did Alan which left him short of other formations. I think with Tiote and Cabaye in midfield we will be much stronger. We simply need to play well against Wolves in a few weeks and maybe that will give Cissa some more time to gel into the team.

  • CHiA

    Feb 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #35

    wanting to vote for HBA

  • CHiA

    Feb 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #36

    next lineup:

    Cisse Ba
    Ferguson Cabaye Tiote BenArfa
    Santon Williamson Coloccini Simpson

    and we’ll bag all 3 points


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