Quotes From Williamson, Krul And Pardew On Newcastle Win


Mike Williamson insists that Newcastle can still qualify for the European Champions League next season, following our 2-0 victory over Liverpool yesterday.

Mike Williamson marking Andy Carroll yesterday

A second Papiss Cisse brace of goals  in successive games for Newcastle,  left us level on 53 points with Chelsea.

Newcastle are in sixth place in the Premier League, five points behind Arsenal in third place, and now a full 11 points ahead of Liverpool in 8th place.

Mike Williamson said  this of Sunday’s win:

“It’s massive, it keeps the momentum going and the dream alive of as high a finish as possible”

“If we keep playing like that and working hard then anything’s possible.”

Newcastle’s Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, who has conceded only one goal in the last three games,  paid some compliments to Williamson and James Perch in central defense, and James again played  great for the Magpies.

This is what Tim said:

“Williamson and Perchy were outstanding, they blocked everything – I didn’t have to make a proper save today.”

“Cisse is a fantastic striker, a proper goalscorer. He’s a typical number nine for Newcastle and I’m happy we signed a top-class player like him.”

The returning Andy Carroll’s miserable day – a very miserable day in truth,   started when he was booked for diving, as he tried to round goalkeeper Tim Krul in the penalty area.

And it ended with the former Newcastle number 9  being booked,  and then after 79 minutes he stormed off and down the tunnel ripping his Liverpool shirt off in the process, after being substituted.

This is what Tim Krul said about Carroll’s diving incident after 10 minutes:

“I never touched him,”“He dived. He was looking for a penalty which all strikers try and do, but the referee was in a good position and he made the right decision.”

And on the first half possible hand-ball by Danny Simpson,  which could have cost Newcastle a penalty and a sending off, this is what Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to say about that one:

“It hit Simpson high on the shoulder, I’d be very surprised if the referee gives that – it’s not a hand sticking out, I thought it was fine.”

And was Papiss offside for that second goal?

Of course not – but it didn’t stop the TV commentators from trying to prove it was offside throughout the game, and this is what Alan Pardew had to say about the possible offside:

“That little touch, by that time the Liverpool player is level and he’s onside,” “It’s a rule none of us managers like but that’s how it is.”

And finally Alan tells us what they had to eat last Friday, as Pardew tries to put things on the menu for our players from the different parts of the world.

And it happened to be curried goat for Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba, that all the players and coaches ate for Friday lunch.

This is what Alan said about that:

“We all had curried goat on Friday and delicious it was too. It was Africa Day and we enjoyed it. The curry helped!”

“It was Cisse’s best performance yet for us.”  “We have the new No.9 but I felt for Andy today,”  “He is a terrific lad and has had a tough year.”

“But from our side of the coin we have Cisse and long may his form continue. His hold-up play gave Carragher a tough day.”  “Two great goals, fantastic finishes and Cisse’s all-round performance was excellent.” 

“If someone said we’d be in the Europa League after this season, I would snap their hands off.”   “We have won three out of three now, and with seven games to go,  we have Swansea away next. We are in good shape.”

“Hopefully we will get enough points to get into Europe.”

Papiss Cisse is fast making a name for himself with 7 goals in 7 appearances for the Magpies.   And  we put out an article this morning on his goal-scoring prowess at the other clubs he’s played for,  and he has 122 goals at the rate of about one goal every two games,  in his 247 appearances.

That’s about what Alan Shearer managed throughout his career at Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle,  with an amazing 379 goals in 733 total appearances.

Papiss looks a real star to us.

Comments welcome.


252 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Apr 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #81

    @jayphoto
    Ofc they deserve credit.
    Just as Perch or Guthrie does. They’re no different, it’s just a different scale of things.
    But they’re far from done when it comes to mending their wrongs.
    Perch and Guthrie are just players, these other two fellas run a dearly beloved club. Trust takes time mate.
    But ofc, they deserve massive credit, and i think the real owner is really start to showing his side and intent of things.
    I’m still sceptical towards DL.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #82

    AlwaysToon. Europe will help players want to stay, but not the board wanting big pay days for players. Unfortunately it’s part of the business. Well, maybe unfortunately isn’t the word. If we hadn’t have sold Carrol for huge money, we would not have the squad we have now.

    It’s great that players are going to want to stay though and hopefully win some silverware!

    Spuggy…that’s what I’m saying. Madness. I suppose you have it at all clubs, even ferguson has his head called for as they’re not top all season. These fickle people are not fans of the club, but success only. I think they have the order mixed up

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #83

    don’t think the club would let ben arfa go! At the moment he is a 7/8m rated player! If he has a 6 months to a full season of hows hes played in last 6/7 games then he becomes a 20/30m player! Possibly the most naturally gifted player in the premier league, not many players can change a game on their own!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #84

    Agree with Dannyo. It will take time to gain the fans trust as they have handled themselves badly in the past, even if it was for the “best interest of the club”. However, it’s just wrong when people say he’s trying to ruin the club. The man has invested in it, if it fails, so does he. Seems pretty simple to me. Do I think he would rather profit or success at Newcastle? Before I would have said profit, now I think it’s a balancing act. With success, we will be a lot more profitable. Not too hard for a business man to figure out

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  • martoon

    Apr 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #85

    Spuggy @74 that is a very good post. I would imagine there are even more tasks like charity functions etc. Obviously he doesn’t do all these jobs personally but has to delegate & supervise them which is why I think the term manager is much more appropriate than coach.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #86

    We are bound to lose atleast 1 star player this summer to fund our other signings. That’s for sure. This is how our business worked under Ashley.

    Hes not going to spend more than we sell. So i expect tiote or Ba to leave and I trust our scouting team to find able replacements.

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  • geoff777

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #87

    The criticism of Pardew was justified.

    December was a nightmare – some bad bad results and shocking performances.

    January we recovered with the Manure & QPR wins.

    Then we hit an inconsistent patch .. Fulham, Brighton, Spurs, Wolves.

    10 poor performances out of 15 over 3 months.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Match/FixturesAndResults/

    A few of us felt we needed to play HBA and go 433.
    We voiced our “Negger” opinion. (A term that should be dropped – it may be clever but it’s not nice).

    Now we’re playing 433 and HBA is magnificent we’re happy and we’ve stopped complaining …

    FUCKOV (formally known as Geoff777)

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  • geoff777

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #88

    The criticism of Pardew was justified.

    December was a nightmare – some bad bad results and shocking performances.

    January we recovered with the Manure & QPR wins.

    Then we hit an inconsistent patch .. Fulham, Brighton, Spurs, Wolves.

    10 poor performances out of 15 over 3 months.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Match/FixturesAndResults/

    A few of us felt we needed to play HBA and go 433.
    We voiced our “Negger” opinion. (A term that should be dropped – it may be clever but it’s not nice).

    Now we’re playing 433 and HBA is magnificent we’re happy and we’ve stopped complaining … because we were right.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #89

    @87 in december ben arfa had no right to be in the starting line up! He made bad decisions and was a liability more than a couple of times! The coaching staff who work with him day in day out could see he wasnt ready yet! If he hadnt been held back for a bit it could have resulted in another injury, and i doubt we’d be seeing the form he’s in now!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #90

    Geoff…Statement or opinion?

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  • lukes26

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #91

    @ Codarm…with tiote back in the line-up, it’s unnecessary to have Jonas play in the center….

    I’m not sure whether Ba enjoys his new role in the squad. our new style of play means that Ba has to expend a lot of energy on the wing… whereas previously he just waited in the center for a ball to be hoofed in his general direction.

    Ba scores typically from crosses into the box. our direct style of play now, with HBA cutting into the center of the box means that Ba has to play more technical football ….which he can do…but isnt his strongest attribute.

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #92

    Geoff777

    I cannot accept that assessment, you have just looked at the fixture list and picked parts where we went on a bad run and parts where we “picked it up” and stated declaring that now we are playing 4-3-3 and playing well that you were vindicated for criticising Pardew for the entire season!!

    That is complete tosh sir and you know it. We played 4-4-2 in nearly every single game up until the West Brom victory last week! How do you explain that!? Luck!? Or was Pardew so tactically inept that he accidentally got us to 6th by playing 4-4-2?

    That was the most outlandish theory I have heard…”Now we’re playing well our entire season of neggar whining and moaning has been proven to be justified” My God man. What is wrong with you?

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  • martoon

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #93

    Geoff @ 87 it is not quite as simple as you make out. We lost two of our key players in January to the ACON and only signed Cisse in January who could not play until returning from ACON. From memory I think Colo was out for a few matches and Cabaye got a suspension around the same time as well. You can’t honestly advocate a 433 with Shola, Best & HBA and a makeshift midfield and under strength back four.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #94

    Luke….It’s not that I think it’s necessary, I just would always pick Jonas over Guthrie. For me, he offers so much more.

    I think Ba’s probably a bit frustrated to be out of the goals. I don’t think it’s about changing his game so much. If he had nicked a couple of goals he’d be all smiles. He must be due one again soon

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #95

    https://twitter.com/#!/_Erik_Pieters_

    A couple positive post’s regarding Newcastle.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #96

    Knights of OV unite! lol

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  • MacToon

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #97

    Yawn!

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #98

    Someone dives against Liverpool.
    Reaction: Abuse him.

    “Hand of God” Suarez cheating antics on a weekly basis.
    Reaction: Applaud him.

    Oh the bin dippers. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

    On the subject of that 17 yr old lad Racially abusing Perch. I’m not surprised, their manager backed Suarez after he racially abused Evra, and ever since then their have been a couple of occasions where their fans racially abuse another player.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #99

    Bored Mac?

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #100

    @ Geoff777

    In the games you mentioned:

    Fulham – Best and ameobi up front, no Tiote
    Brighton – Best and Ameobi up front, No Collo or tiote
    Spurs – no Tiote or Cabaye, spurs would have beat anyone that day
    Wolves – no tiote, and we drew this game, didn’t loose

    So you pick the 4-6 week period over the 5-6 good months, nice scientific approach there. Remember we didn’t have Cisse for the first half of the season.

    You can’t reason someone out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #101

    Perchinho…It’s disgusting. There is no room for it in today’s society.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #102

    @geoff777
    To be fair, quite a few of those bashing Pardew were calling for his head cause they didn’t think Pardew could take the club forward.
    I can find a fair bit of quotes on that if u want.
    But there a selected bunch who continuasly fueled this constantly on nearly every thread.

    To be critical of Pardews tactic and selection, totally fair, so was i on several occations.
    When i say “those who bashed Pardew”, it was those who i’ve quoted earlier in my post. I’m not gonna pick out names cause they are not here atm.

    So i’m all up for selection debates and tactics and formation discussion, critisizm, or whatever it may be. What i have no toleranse for is people saying Pardew has come to his end, a year into the job, and has kept us top 6 all season.

    That is the difference.

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #103

    What the winter bad patch demostrated was that we have a quality 11, but we have no depth or at least the 2nd string weren’t performing.

    Perch, Guthrie and Williamson seem to be reaching there potential now thankfully – . Another credit to pardew.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #104

    @MacToon
    Sup mate, early day where u are? lol.

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  • fray bentos

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #105

    OMG, the morons are still posting their delusions ogf negativity!!!! probably no point trying to convince or pursaude them anything really because if we aren’t challanging for the league title next season they will want him out, i don’t think Pardew can win with them whatever he does (unless he somehow by some miracle wins the league in the next couple of seasons), as they are just naturally negative people and can’t quite accept that keegan doesn’t manage us anymore

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #106

    Spuggy

    It just annoys me a bit when some people with a ”I know better than anyone else” routine jump on a bandwagon where we are now finally playing passing football and claim that all the people advocating playing a 4-3-3 with Benny in the front 3, didn’t have a clue. That’s a bit rich.

    I would suggest that you are in fact being somewhat tedious, as in my post I said time to move on and enjoy it, however, which way we arrived at this new exciting formation.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #107

    @Spuggy
    I’m starting to become a bit unsure about next season.
    If we get to Europe, that will be probably have an effect on the squad performance in the league, most likely.
    Will we be able to top or match this years achievements in the league? For me we should be able to push onwards really to do our best to push into the top 4.
    I think Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool will have a mighty rebuild to improve on what they’ve done bad this year.

    But what i do look really forward to is those back 4 being pure quality, cause we build so many attacks from there.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #108

    @geoff,
    I’m with you on the term ‘neggar’ being dropped,its not a particularly nice word,and just because somebody isn’t happy about certain things shouldn’t have them labelled.

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  • fray bentos

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #109

    its not really a offensive term, it just means sombody is negative

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  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #110

    1) This time 2 years ago we were playing in the Championship.
    2) We currently do not have anywhere near the budget of the so called ‘Top Six’.
    = what we have achieved this year is nothing short of remarkable.

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #111

    @ Rotonda

    I find statements like this tedious “Pardew was getting it wrong back then, he’s getting it right now, so there’s no issue.”

    Your statement above. If you say pards got it wrong be prepared to back it up with facts. I agree with moving on I’m positive 9/10 and have always been an advocate or pardew. It’s negative people that irritate me, esp when we’re doing so well.

    I moved on 10 games into the season, when are you going to?

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  • nightfa11

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #112

    jayphoto // Apr 2, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    i dont agree that our squad is the weakest in the top 7..

    liverpool have a way worse squad..what do they have? suarez & skrtel..others are average.. but hba is better then suarez & colos better then skrtel..

    even chelsea now..with all oldtimers..

    & arsenal..goalkeepers are on the same level..our defenders are better..our midfield is better (tiote, cabaye, guthrie, perch vs. rosickey, diaby, song, arteta), but they MIGHT be better up front & thats only cos we have shola as a 4th forward & they have chemberlain..
    van persie better the cisse..(for now..)
    ba better then gervinho
    hba vs. walcott..not even a contest..

    based on names, performances & abilities our squad is 4th or 5th in the league.. but considering theyre playing their first season together ill be really happy with 6th..

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  • fray bentos

    Apr 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #113

    we do have a few very good players but in terms of squad depth we don’t compare with the top 6

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #114

    @ Dannyo

    I agree, we don’t want to over trade. If we make it into Europa it will put a strain on a thin squad – we’ve struggled to cope at time and we’re out the cups and not even in Europe.

    If we do make it, I hope Ashley gives Pards and the staff the backing they deserve to get us the 4-5 players we need for Europe. The brand recognition will do Ashley no harm at all and he’s a good business man so I’m sure he will recognise the opportunity.

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  • fray bentos

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #115

    “based on names, performances & abilities our squad is 4th or 5th in the league.. but considering theyre playing their first season together ill be really happy with 6th”

    moronic statement, i suppose if were not challending for the title next season then you won’t be happy?!

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #116

    Think we’re getting stuck on the semantics of it all instead of focusing on the substance of the point at hand.

    Rotnonda

    I couldn’t care less if we played 4-4-2, 3-5-2, 4-5-1, 4-3-3, 4-4-2 Diamond, 5-4-1 etc as long as we got results.

    I also couldn’t care if we played slick football, boring football, hoofball, short-ball, attractive football, or tedious football as long as it got results.

    I also couldn’t care if we played Ameobi at right back, Simmo up front or Lovenkrands as a ball boy as long as it got results.

    Football is a results business and for me personally, Pards has got results which in my eyes makes him our “Special One”

    I also agree with you that we should be sitting back and enjoying this period of slick, passing football, but just bear in mind that sometimes needs must and in order to get results a more defensive minded approach is necessary.

    And finally, I don’t think people here who support Pardew adopt a “We know more than you” philosophy, I think we adopt a more “Pards knows more than you” philosophy. Which I think a lot of us adopt.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #117

    @Spuggy
    I hope we get there, and i think MA will give some extra backing, but to an extent. But continusily getting into Europe will be the challenge. We need that stability. After 2-3 years, the big sponsors will come, and then we can mount a serious challenge.

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  • fray bentos

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #118

    And finally, I don’t think people here who support Pardew adopt a “We know more than you” philosophy, I think we adopt a more “Pards knows more than you” philosophy. Which I think a lot of us adopt

    Well said

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #119

    @ GHosd

    Here here. If we’re going to move on people should stick to the present not the past – why say pardew got it wrong in the past (which I disagree with btw), just say he’s doing brilliantly now and we’re playing some great stuff AND winning.

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  • bollance

    Apr 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #120

    Pardew was having a great season even when we had a few periods where we did not pick up results. Man U lost at home to Blackburn and look at them now. Better example are Arsenal this season.

    Major difference at present is the confidence is returning and we are playing more forward passes rather then the ball quickly heading back to Krul, we all know what happens next!

    Really enjoyed watching game saturday as instead of grinding out results we are starting to play the passing football like at the start of the season.

    Still think a few player could get even better before end of season too.

    Next season is going to be even harder. The expectation is rising and fast. Probably we will start to pay higher fees for players (happy with buying strategy of past few windows). The squad we have will be even better next season as long as we don’t sell anyone as most of the players are u30.

    Need to keep momentum going against swansea. Shame our goal difference is so low. Could be a factor at end of season

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