Pardew Disappointed With Performance – Taylor Should Be OK


Alan Pardew was not happy with the performance of Newcastle this afternoon at Reading, and he says he’s concerned with some of the performance levels of the players – but the good news is that Steven Taylor was taken off as a precaution, and he should be OK for next Sunday at Old Trafford – that’s what Alan Pardew is hoping in any case.

Demba Ba – after scoring fantastic first goal for Newcastle
This is some of what Alan Pardew told nufcTV immediately after the game this afternoon:

“Yes, I’m pleased with the point, but we’ve not played well and the the performance levels are a worry for me, we’re picking up points through spirit and we cannot rely on that all the time, but we’ve got to play a lot better then that as we go forward.”

“This was a tough game today, the intensity out there and the pace and energy Reading showed looking for their first win, and we still wouldn’t give it, and we managed to get a point.”

“The goal was right out of the top drawer and that’s what the Premier League is all about – sometimes you don’t play well and two of your best players come up with
the magic moment – the pass from Tiote was right on the money,  and for Demba Ba to get that timing of that hit,  you are one of the top players to do that – a fantastic goal – it got us back in the game.”

“We’re hoping Steven Taylor is OK, there’s a little strain in there, and that’s his bad leg so we didn’t want to chance it. And that disruption cost us a couple of goals if I’m honest, since  we were OK until then – hopefully he’ll be OK for United next Sunday.”

Steven Harper had another excellent game today, but it was Demba ba who saved us with two good goals, the first one being simply fantastic – and the second one – yes – he put that one in with his hand.

But we’ll take a point in a game in which we didn’t play very well – especially in that second half.

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124 comments so far

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #1

    last!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Needles under his finger nails regularly heated during transfer window to make him understand the pain we suffered last window is too good for Ashley

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Will I be able to use the tickets I bought for Sunday at Old Trafford Ed ?

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  • karasu

    Sep 29, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Wake up NUFC!!! Where did the team that finished 5th last season go? Where are the linked transfer targets? Where did all the promises of challenging for trophies and playing to win go?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m with Kets. If we’d spent £24m on Verthongen and Fletcher we’d be top of the EPL by now….
    I’m also with the vast majority of bloggers on here at 5:15pm tonight. The Manager is just making excuses about the performance… it’s down to coaching and the formation not how the players perform on the day…. 🙂

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  • nico

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #6

    What is the problem with us???
    We are not good enough to play passing football throughout a 90 min game.
    We need a real target man….Carroll, then we can play balls up to him.
    Playing 4-4-2 with Ba and Cisse just doesn’t work, I’m sorry to say, especially if you play Guti on the left.
    Start with Fergie and let him cross some balls in, then see what Ba and Cisse are like.
    Why not start attacking before we concede a goal?
    We need a quality centre back that go go forward and be dangerous from corners.
    We need to get a player to knock in good quality set peices.
    We need to play Anita at right back as he’s good going forward and not a bad defender.
    We need a central midfielder that has a goal threat.
    I want to go mto games thinking I’m going to be enternained and excited. This season has been such a let down so far.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Bieng stuck in a basement with fake ruddy kitted out in his full bondage gear is too good for ashley! 😉

    MFH
    Dont forget ba cos like the first 4 games when cisse didnt score its ba’s fault for bieng selfish and thinking if the team

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  • nico

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #8

    karasu

    I agree. I think we will see players leave in Jan as they’ll realise we have no ambition. Ba, Cabaye etc

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #9

    I never saew the game today but unless people are over reacting it didn’t sound like much fun,I don’t think we should give Pards to much of a hard time as its easy to say who should have played in hindsight,apparently we lost our way when STaylor went off which is worrying for Thursday night looks like Perch,Tav or Curtis Good will have to play wish all of those that would rather see us wait till January to save a million pounds would stop worrying about the FFP rules and worry more about our defensive frailties.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #10

    tads,
    Are you sure,I think he uses the Virgin money sponsorship cash to do just that.

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #11

    MFH anyone who starts a sentence with”I’m with Kets” needs therapy.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #12

    jfa

    no conviction in our play what so ever, no-fluidity, plenty of fight and what have ya but a shadow of the quality we showed last season

    things that didnt work- ba and cisse do not work as a partnership playing 4 4 2 as they both want to play the same role, soon as ameobi replaced cisse we looked more threatening up top

    bigi and tiote in the centre were solid and both good players but too similar offering less creativity going forward, would have been far better playing anita alongside tiote

    gutierrez playing left wing is a waste of an outfield player imo, either play him at fullback or central midfield or leave him out, ferguson, marveux and sammi ameobi need game time and are far more of a threat that jonas will ever be now

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #13

    I wouldn’t say top. We still need an attacking midfielder, another striker, two left backs and another centre back.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail
    Really? Hmmm guess thats why ibiza calls him jizz ruddy then, cos he’s full of it!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #15

    I can see Ben Arfa, Santon, Ba, Krul and Tiote leaving in January as the ambition is obviously not there. Think we’re aiming for 12th this season.

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #16

    JfA
    I dunno mate I think we can blame Pards a bit for this seasons performances. Not just for his selections but how the team has been set up and the style of play have both been backwards imo

    And u know I am a supporter of Pardew and the back room staff but am sick of watching poor quality football from NUFC

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #17

    tequila mag

    agreed hahahaha

    even if i agreed with 1 point he made out of 100 id make sure no-one found out 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Kets
    Not Cabaye and Cisse? Hell u are going a bit to positive here u feeling alright?

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #19

    We should try not to think of players leaving. In fact, we should give a little bit of patient to see what the club have in place for this Jan, to be fair, we are not a top four but we can challenge them for sure and become one of the top four/ five just like Spurs.

    But we still have to be realistic as this is so far as much as the club can go, we’ll see what’s in-store for Jan. I really like to see 1 properly first teamer comes in. It can help us so much for this season. Just like Cisse did last season, when the club brings him in.

    Late was always better the Never. We will improve on that.
    (Of course, in-time was always better then late)

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #20

    only player i think theres a chance will want to leave january is cabaye, would have said ba over the summer but not now

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Kets on what basis can you see all these players leaving. There is not a shred of evidence any of these players want to leave.

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #22

    I must admit tho Gateshead I do enjoy reading his posts. First class comic value.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Gateshead,
    Me and bollance discussed that very thing this morning,whether right or wrong Pards seems very stuck in his ways when it comes to player selection,I think most of us on here would have liked to have seen Anita at RB and Fergie on the left with Jonas playing central,but we don’t pick the team.
    Can’t believe somebody defended todays performance by saying we were tired from Wednesday night when the whole purpose of us losing was to ensure that everybody was fit and up for it today.Pards has got a big job on his hands to persuade these players that were serious about challenging, unless they all know of the bigger picture and are happy with it I’d say some of the senior players are pi$$ed off that we didn’t strenghthen the defence this year.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #24

    tequila mag

    same here mate, love watching people bite everytime also 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Tequilamag
    He doesnt need basis he’s kets, the only person on here who speaks any sense, thats why were all jealouse of him

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #26

    I don’t think any of the top 4 will want Cabaye. Cisse has only recently signed, so I can’t see him leaving.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #27

    WW…,
    Hopefully we’ll put things right against Man U,shame Spurs won today they’re going to come up here like wounded animals.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #28

    There is actually. Players voice their concerns at the start of the season due to the lack of signings. Think it was Cisse and Cabaye. There’s an article on it, so you might want to take a read.

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Really thanks Ashely for what he have done for this club..
    …TBF unless we can understand the actual financial situation of this club, its hard to judge.
    (but shit, Ashley better do something for this Jan..!)

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  • achtoon

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #30

    The idiots are out to play. Half a team injured and we are 3 points of third place. Doing a great job under the circumstances

    Ketsbia, if you say those players are leaving every season, one day youll be able to say i told you so. Two seasons and counting. Sing a new song will ya.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #31

    jfa

    sometimes i wonder if the staff see the same things as all us, people can slate pardew but theres also carver and co, are they not having a word in his ear??

    the changes he makes during most second halfs generally get us playing better, so why not start with a similar set up/line up from the start?? the players have all shown there quality so why dont they show it 4 90 mins every week?? its easy from the outside looking in, im not worried the season is early, if nothing has changed in 5 games time however i will start getting concerned

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Kets post the link mate.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #33

    I thought our squad was better than Man U’s last season, but now they’ve signed Kagawa and Van Persie, I think they just have the edge on us. There’s no doubt about it that teams like Spurs, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea are ahead of Man U.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #34

    If you want to read it, you should look for it yourself. It was reported in the Journal. Google it.

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Kets
    Thats better not positivity at all just more strange logic, top draw trolling job done

    JfA
    I hold little hope of it my friend but hey we have to play well eventually….dont we? Please say we do I cant keep watching this forever 🙁 haha

    If we get our big hitters back and Pards tweaks a few things (back to how they were last season maybe) we should give a far better account of ourselves plus we always seem to play well against Man Utd so u never know I am keeping the faith at heart

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  • toonLYF

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #36

    two good home games coming up, a nice break for the players to regain focus after a fairly decent start to the season point-wise…and then a trip to Sunlun to beat the mackems and cheer us all up.

    HWTL.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Kets
    Such a troll!!!
    The syory tequila was “a source close to cabaye” which normally translates to some bullsh1t made up by a journo!!!

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  • achtoon

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #38

    It must be true it was in a paper. How old are you. 13?

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #39

    wwycd

    id love him to start 4 3 3 for just one game at home or what ever, just to see how it goes, if it makes no difference fair enough atleast its been tried

    how well we played last year doing it compared to how average we are at 4 4 2 this year surely he must be curious?

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Kets you said this morning we should be beating teams like Man U. Personally one of my favourite Kets posts. How come you say now that they are better than us.

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