Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Aston Villa?


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Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Aston Villa?

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  • Kyo

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Ben Arfa was great, Anita was great, Bigi was great.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #2

    don’t believe any hype or spin…this was a poor, poor performance. my player ratings

    krul – 6 – nothing great, nothing horrible

    simmo – 8 – until he got injured

    anita – 5 – flashes of settling, but overall very shaky. given he played the majority of the match out of position

    saylor – 6 – solid at the back. he and colo the ONLY ones with any sort of fight, santon too

    colo – 7 – got beat for pace but we all know that’s not his strong point. doesn’t help when the midfield in front of him is either sulking or non-existent

    santon – 7 – thought he did exceptional first half, the only one pushing forward, even with the poor guti contributing zilch in front of him

    guti – 4 – one of the worst performances i’ve seen from him. he wither plays FB, DCM, or not at all in my mind

    cabaye – 1 – a bit harsh, yes, but his sulking was embarrassing and petulant. get mehdi abed on there, someone with something to prove. cabaye needs a few games on the bench to put him in his place. he’s not as good as he thinks he is and, regardless of the supposed bids for him, he is worthless unless he’s in an ACM role. either way, thoroughly unimpressed with his BS today

    HBA – 6 – great goal, but not enough from him, though i mainly blame that on the players around him. no support whatsoever

    bigi – 6- learning and will get better. no one in the team can do a cross field pass like him. got caught out in possession a few times. still plenty of time for him, and, unlike many, he at least tried.

    marvs – 6 – only a few touches but he is probably our most composed player on the ball bar HBA. it’s insult to throw him on for five minutes when everyone else did f all all game. if he doesn’t start playing regularly, pards has lost the plot

    ba – 5 – great control, rarely did anything with it though

    cisse – 4 – poor poor poor. a few chances to score and a bit unlucky, didn’t have much service, but unless he has service, he’s of no service to the team. his touch is below the standard of most teams, his distribution is poor and his pace is nothing to write home about. maybe 4 is a bit harsh as we know his strengths so we should be playing to them but still, he has to find a way to contribute if the service isn’t there for him

    pardew – 3 – poor from the off. his lack of tactical know-how was exemplified to me in the 82nd minute. Bigi hit a poor ball from a free kick at the half way line. pardew, fumbling and not knowing what to do (the camera panned to him for a few seconds while he looked completely lost pacing up and down the touchline) decides to shout his head off at bigi, a sign to me that he didn’t know what to do, or how to really the troops, and was out of sorts. poor showing from the team as a whole, manager et al

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  • toonking

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #3

    my team for next game
    krul
    anita colo saylor santon
    tiote cabaye
    obatan HBA marvo/jonas
    cisse/ba
    but if pardew still insist on 442 with both ba and cisse up front i don’t care if fane start calling for his head as he deserves it. think back to early part of last season what was the biggest thing we blamed it on no plan B which is just what he seems to be like ATM.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #4

    The fact that Biggie is that high up the list in his debut, should embarras the crap out of the rest of the seniors.
    Talking about leading with example eh?

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  • toonking

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #5

    btw a question for people about cabayes last free kick did any of you think he should have passed it to obatan who had loans of space to run into?

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Re-post

    @marc f u ck off how the fcuk could you come on here and say that you pr!ck …fcuking spast!c

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Ben Arfa as always a class of his own, but great seeing Anita and Bigi, 2 very small and young players getting stuck in. Think Jonas’ only contribution was a bit of running and then pulling somebodys shirt… Really can’t see why Obertan didn’t get put on with 15 minutes at least left, showing much more confidence.

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  • pbNcl

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Horrible aston villa, very much like when we played the unwashed last year, scrappy as owt.

    We looked off the boil to be honest, didn’t win virtually any second balls and we were reduced to hoof ball quite a lot. No accuracy in a lot of passes and lacked any balance or creativity. All down to villa’s game I think, they didn’t let us play, fair enough.

    Only the 3rd game in haha, no need to worry. Jus gotta kick on! Big break now till a MASSIVE game against everton! Get tiote back and we get our anchor back!

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  • ToonIcon

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #9

    for me HBA for his goal and willing to take people on think Bigi and Anita done well also

    but to be fair they were a poor Villa side and we should of smashed them

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Colo….just because I love him so

    Pards needs to give the team a hammering and if am being very harsh take a good look at himself in the mirror and remember who runs the squad maybe a call to Hoots wouldnt go amiss

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  • HBA Blood Twister

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Hatem is king. Both highlights of the match came from him.

    1/ Incredible goal.
    2/ Tw@tted Bent in the face. Ha!!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #12

    sorry for the typos…had fire in these fingers! 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #13

    toonking
    I will admit I thought that but Cabs nearly scored so we were probably wrong haha

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Do none of you think that it’s perhaps a little naive to suggest that you know more about tactics – about our players, and what’s best for them – than Pardew?

    😐

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  • naptoon

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #15

    santon for me thought it was his best game in a toon shirt though if i could bigi wudve been joint mom just missed out cos santon played full 90.
    cabaye shouldnt even be on list after that woeful display and if pardew says we were jaded after midweek ….. totally different line up.

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  • toonking

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #16

    MOTM HBA
    ED it might be more better having votes for worst player of the match because ATM it is so obvious who is MOTM.

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  • pawl250

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Ben Arfa will top this because you lot are brainless!

    He contributed a goal yes but his overall game was poor! He desreved it at Spurs! Chelsea shoulnt have had a vote cos they were poor!

    Bigi or Anita MOTM today.

    Goals arent everything, and Ben Arfa lost the ball ALOT! his passing was poor and he even broke up some of our counter attacks because mis controlling the ball or had a poor touch!

    He was better than most but thats not a positive given how badly we played.

    Bigi or Anita deserve this vote, anyone who voted Ben Arfa clearly just bums him he is human you know, and he was not the best player on the pitch today. Cracking goal though, cant argue with that! If only his other 5 shots matches that quality I remember a 40yard+ plus shot I mean WTF?! It barely reach the goal aswell!

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #18

    TDS
    Yes and no 😉

    Oh and anyone happy Simmo got injured ur a joke of a fan imo

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #19

    TDS

    not at all

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  • lukes26

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Matty…

    Agree with your ratings except for Bigi, who was nothing short of excellent. Blocked a goal, marshalled the midfield and passed the ball with confidence. Tiote has competition.

    Deserves at least an 8?

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  • toony tempah

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Anyone else think Anita looked better at right back than Simpson. Anita playing there just pointed out how one dimensional Simpson is.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Wtf? Was I at the wrong game or something??!!
    We tried to play a little game called football. Villa tried to play a little game called lets kick the sh1t out of these especially the little ones.

    And Ed, I love you but haway, our goal was against the run of play? Get real. We were the best side all the way through that match.

    Yes we dropped points, villa were ridiculously lucky not to have been hammered. I mean they started time wasting at 36 minutes.

    Good points –
    Ben Arfa has clearly been working on his right foot.
    Bigi looks fantastic. It’s almost unnatural for such a young lad to fit in so comfortably, especially as a sub.
    Anita is a very good right back.
    We dominated possession.
    Our players are starting to click. Cabaye looking sharper. Still long way to go.
    Obertan looked decent when he came on.

    Bad points
    We let them score
    We were a bit ropy at the back sometimes.
    Cisse is still miles away in terms of form.

    Those saying Pardew got it tactically wrong. We play an ultra attacking 433, it wouldn’t have worked.
    Villa stopped us from playing football, mainly by kicking us.
    We would have been vulnerable to counter attack, with bent a constant presence behind our defenders, they would have scored.

    Yes we are dissapointet to drop points, but give yer heads a shake. We were by far te better side and deserved to win.

    “Ben Arfa rescues magpies”
    Try
    “cheating villa scrape by with a point after 60 minutes of time wasting and UFC style tackling.”

    HWTL

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #23

    naptoon

    i agree. thought overall santon did the best, especially with the awful guti in front of him he still managed to create a few attacks

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #24

    @tds no.but don’t you hate teams like villa stoke westham who just play hoofball get a goal then practully have 11 defenders on the pitch no skill involved just a pathetic strategy

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    kevymartins

    villa ran circles around ua at some points. it was hardly all hoof ball from them!

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  • toonking

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #26

    pawlo
    if goal are not everything then how the fck are we meant to win games or even get a draw once we go down.
    consider that before saying he was poor.
    and name me one other player who show a threat.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Ben arfa was poor but his goal was good.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #28

    I can understand APs 4-4-2, it’s the best way to incorporate our best and biggest players.

    But AP has to cut through the middle here and say enoughs enough, this is hurting the team, time to rotate the squad more often.

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #29

    @matty really because everytime I seen them they were hoofing it up to bent ..look at there goal ffs

    That c unt lambert done the excact same thing vs us with norwich last year.

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  • jonobbad

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #30

    Conaldo
    Cabaye looking sharper?
    Maybe i was watching a different match but he was woeful

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    ANITA is not a midfielder!!! Gave the ball away alot and Bigi looked much better in there.And if anyone has any doubts about how vital a part Tiote plays in the team, they got their answer today!!!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Pawl, who is brainless? I don’t think i am son.

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  • Tommyy

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #33

    TDS – no not today, it was obvious what we were doing wrong and it took too long to change it.
    Santon motm for me, good defensive decisions, strong off and on the ball. A good outlet.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Well if that’s the case, I really cannot converse on here. Ridiculous.

    We’ll just switch to 4-3-3, and then everything will be fine!

    The simple passes will stop going astray, the corners will start clearing the first man, we’ll start marking players for crosses and set pieces, we’ll stop missing simple chances.

    Easy right? Just change formation, and it’ll all be fine.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Jinnobad – I agree compared to last season he was dire, however he linked up a couple of times with Ben Arfa and others and showed glimpses of his old self, and his free kick was very unlucky not to score.
    He has a long way to go but he’s getting there in my opinion.
    Disclaimer – the opinions stated above are opinions. Please don’t hunt me down and kill me. I know cabaye was poor as much as you do.

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Cisse and ba need to get there act toghter or it will be oh yea thats right there is no one else to play there

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  • Widowmaker

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #37

    We should have only two options to choose from next time around.

    1. HBA’s left foot
    2. HBA’S right foot

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  • toonking

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    ben arfa was not poor he just did not have assistance until obatan and marvo came on.
    i saw from the moment we went 4-5-1 or 4-2-3-1 we looked much better and why?
    simple HBA was able to play where he likes it best through the middle also he didn’t have forwards standing around he had marvo and obatan moving about to assist him
    so don’t blame HBA blame cabaye cisse and ba for not getting into space for passes back and forth.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Conaldo
    Good summary mate

    Nufc leazes
    Ketsbia9
    Benarfa11
    Absolute fcuking w@nkers nothing to do with opinions everyones entitled to one positive or negative but to wish/celebrate injury to any of are players well you just shouldnt be classes as fans more like first class tw@ts

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    Pardew was fantastic with his 4-4-2… which didn’t work in the last two games for PL. But who am I to judge the gaffer.

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