Alan Pardew – Newcastle Players Deserve The Plaudits


It must be very pleasing for a manager like Alan Pardew to see his team give such an accomplished performance yesterday, when the pressure was really on our lads.

Yohan Cabaye – after scoring yesterday

And before we scored that first goal,  Newcastle maybe looked a little tentative in the build up, and the TV commentators were saying such daft things like the pressure was getting to the Newcastle players.

But then after two great goals in just four minutes, we didn’t hear them say that for the rest of the game, as Newcastle were quite easily the better side yesterday at St. James’ Park.

Alan Pardew has given a multitude of interviews since the game finished yesterday, and he will be in great demand after his side won their 6th game in a row:

“To win six on the trot is truly outstanding from the players, they’ll get a few plaudits this week and they deserve them.”  “We were accomplished yesterday.”

” I think it was one of those games where you really needed to focus because Stoke have got great players.”  “We did – we were focused from the start and when we got the first goal, which was a great bit of skill from Hatem and a fantastic header from Cisse.”

“It set us up.”  “We looked comfortable from that moment. We haven’t sent a message out, we’re just doing what we do.”  “Our work ethic was the same, it was our four-pronged attack that won us the game. That’s Hatem, Yohan, Demba and Papiss.”

“They really were in irrepressible form at times. That gives you a chance in games.”  “We now go to Wigan, who got a tough result on Saturday, that’s the next hurdle for us.”  “Cabaye was simply terrific. He scored two great goals but perhaps his pass was better than his goals,” 

“I was on the sidelines and I didn’t even see that run. He’s having to manoeuvre the ball with players left, right and centre so to find that pass is exquisite.”  “It was a good finish by the way, but that will have to go down as one of the best passes I have seen at this stadium.”

It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Newcastle can get their 7th win in a row at the DW Stadium next Saturday, but Newcastle will need to be ready to fight and scrap for every single ball.

That’s something the Spurs players didn’t show yesterday at  QPR, and they paid the penalty,  as the newly promoted side deserved their 3 points with a 1-0 victory.

Keeping the Newcastle players’ feet on the ground will be important for Alan Pardew over the next four games, but the lads will be trying to pick up as many points as possible in that final run-in to the season.

We will also need a number of players in top form in those games, if we are indeed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2003.

Howay The Lads!!

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210 comments so far

  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    First?

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Reading between the lines Pardew doesnt rate Cabaye.

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  • achtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    if we make the champions league then it will be a real test for Ashley. I support what he is doing and if he is true to his word then the additional money from the CL will be invested directly into the team. that means 15m in, 15m out. although it may not be directly on player purchase we should see a significant improvement in the team this summer. When we came back up to the premiership people said we hadn’t invested enough to stay up, they were wrong. probably the same people are saying we don’t have a strong enough team to cope with the champions league. time to prove those people wrong again Ashley.

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #4

    “…Stoke have got great players.” Very magnanimous AP, they’re awful. Hopefully Pulis can rouse them for their match against Arsenal at The Brittania though, Gooners don’t usually like their trips there.

    Wigan will be a more dangerous opponent, but play like we did yesterday and I’m sure we’ll win!

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  • achtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #5

    can i also say that yesterdays game was a masterclass in how to play the passing game with meaning. Swansea try to play that way but they just make it look boring. the defenders pass between each other but the differance with us is our forwards can also do it and make goals.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    With wigan being about 5 points clear of relegation now it takes a bit of pressure off them and maybe they wont have the drive to ply the way they did against arsenal, man utd etc….

    they didn’t look great against fulham yesterday so hopefully we can just show our class and beat them to make it 7 wins

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  • rich_toonfan

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Achtoon

    we did show our class, pretty much any prem league players can pass backwards and forwards but not many can play good forward passes like cabaye did yesterday

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  • achtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #8

    #pardews fist pump – shows the quality of the england team.

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    All right, i finally understand this “reading between the line” story.

    This is an english joke, isnt it?

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    see droopys comments about spurs .. makes me laugh .. he’s running out of games.. he keeps saying they’ve to win all their last games, and that was about 2/3 weeks ago
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17802833
    they’ve 2 home and 2 away in curent form thats 0 points .. move over Spurs

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    were like the english napoli, people starting to like us and have a terrifying 3 pronged attack 😉

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  • achtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    #rich_toonfan the pundits were bragging about the accuracy of one of the swansea players passing saying they were the best in the whole of europe. better than messi. well thats easy when you’re in your own half and the other player is a foot away and you ping pong the ball between you for 45 mins. i could do that and get good accuracy stats. the differance is doing it in your opponents half and making goals, which we are doing. I generaly dont like to look back in anger but can you imagine where we would be if Cisse had come last summer like he was supposed to and HBA hadn’t got a broken leg

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    niafron .. I think it comes from people saying “reading between the lines” and making up ridiculous statements .. now its become a bit of a joke..

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #14

    just like to say, ben arfa control when he stopped it completely dead was unbelievabe
    le

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #15

    I wonder should we take a leaf out of ‘Arrys book a start saying Modric/Bale has a release of 7mill ..

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #16

    @lewytoon

    You know, a i said here before, it would be good to ask him, but being totaly fan of Maradona, HBA maybe choosed the NUFC cause the club and the city looked like Napoli.

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #17

    some good news for the wigan game as Di Santo is a doubt
    http://www.wigan.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=280268

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  • magpie6699

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Picking up on issues from earlier threads:
    Pulis – what an ungracious t*t! If you are outplayed in a match but have 4 chances to the other team’s 15 and it finishes 3-0 you can always say “we’d have won if we’d taken our chances” instead of acknowledging that it could have been a rugby score if the other team had taken theirs! Pathetic.
    And Cisse’s reaction to the “offside” goal. A cheeky, slightly bemused grin at the linesman! Contrast that with moaning anorexic Crouch and his mate who were lucky not to have been booked for going right in the linesman’s face after he’d flagged them for a foul on Guti (or Santon?). He spent the whole match with a face like a fart!

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  • Toonaholic

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #19

    sweendog, that made me laugh 😀

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #20

    lewytoon – Ben10 and Cisse’s tekkers yesterday was unbelievable. So many ‘shake your head and smile moments’, people sat around me were having such a great afternoon, best feeling in the ground since Keegan.

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #21

    magpie6699 .. yep Cisse is a man just loving life in Newcastle ..reminds me of Asprilla’s attitude way back .. joy to watch players not moaning and playing brilliant..

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #22

    If Cisse keeps this up watch Man City come in for him ..he has to be the hottest striker in the EPL .. maybe europe

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #23

    hahahahaha yeah niafron

    and check the toastie, when ben arfa stopped the ball dead literally the whole ground went ‘wowwwww’

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #24

    Cisse is the best striker ever to have pulled on our jersey, some statement eh, only played 10 games but oh my word the boy is blessed.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #25

    Off topic but iv seen a few ppl saying we shud go after taraabt would much rather we invested in atleat 1 quality english player

    any1 else think adam johnson would be the perfect midfield addition in the summer??

    quality player, possibly quite cheapish,
    toon fan and a proper down to earth profesional unlike taarabt who is temperemental and chucks his toys out the pram when things dont go his way

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #26

    Toonaholic .. good to see Harry sweating a bit .. he’s undermined us too many times for my liking ..
    maybe its Karma.

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #27

    @lewytoon

    I’m damn serious. Just consider things like that:

    -A city with a strong local identity
    – A city far from the economicals and politicals center of the country.
    -A city totaly mad about football.
    -A football club who haven’t won anything since a very long time.

    So am i speaking of Newcastle or Napoli?

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  • sweendog

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #28

    check the toastie .. yep he is definately up there .. a couple of seasons playing like that and he would match or best .. Shearer/Cole/Ferdinand .. I’d love to see him with us in the champions league .. would be a joy watching world class defenders dragged all over the pitch .. his movement is amazing

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  • rich_toonfan

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #29

    @check

    yeh he is amazing but i wouldn’t go that far yet

    see how he copes when people start to know his game a bit more. he seems to be a player who will get goals easily

    and the replays showed cisse was just slightly offside yesterday so a correct decision…..but his attitude to it was good to see.

    I never get shouting at refs and linesmen…cause surely next time you are involved in a 50/50 decision it wont go your way if you constantly screaming at him

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #30

    Ben 10?

    Benten is the japanese name of Brahma. Who is the hindu god of creation…

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #31

    niafron, also were also a one club city 😉

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  • ellington09

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #32

    @ Niafron

    What has happened to Loic Remy he was playing well at the start of the season. Do you think he would be a good player for newcastle?

    What dou you think of the 18 year old defender for st etienne i think his name is Zouma?

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #33

    niafron, what do you think on corgnet? would he fit into our 4-3-3?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #34

    niafron

    i am impressed

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #35

    @ellington

    Rémy got difficult time. Like all Marseille players. Marseille have not win since 12 games in ligue 1 (with 10 or 11 defeats…).

    They just saved their season last week by winning the league cup.

    Rémy is still a good player however, but if Ba stay at Newcastle, we don’t really need him.

    Kurt Zouma is indeed the revelation of the season in St Etienne, but he just signed a new contract (2016).

    @lewytoon

    Playing the same role than Cabaye, Jonas or Guthrie, Corgnet would certainly fit our system. And he is a fine player as well as a fine lad.

    He never played at high level competition however.

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #36

    @Indian Magpie

    What is realy impressive is the complexity of religion in your country!

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  • Klatoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #37

    HBA’s control on that Tiote pass was unreal, shame they didnt do a replay during the broadcast. To do that is amazing but to pull it off on a wet slick pitch is brilliant.

    If anyone’s got a vid link for it i’ll be grateful !

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  • niafron

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Klatoon

    I missed that. When did it happen in the game?

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #39

    klatoon

    they never showed his skill wen he got away from 3 players in our half but was fouled, propa embarressed the player that brought him down

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Yes, Niafron

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