Newcastle Performance Out Of The Top Draw

It was a happy looking Alan Pardew after the game last night when he talked on nufcTV, although he looked like he hadn’t had too much sleep recently, but it was a quality performance by Newcastle last night, and we beat a team unbeaten in 17 games and the lads looked good last night, very good. 😀

Papiss Cisse rifles in Newcastle third goal last night

Alan called it the perfect performance and it was exactly what he was looking for after a poor performance on Sunday at Reading,  in a game we should really have taken 3 points from, but the defense collapsed after Steven Taylor had to leave with an injury, and in the end we were fortunate to get the point.

This is what Alan said to Rob Scanlon after the game last night:

“We set standards last year that we haven’t reached this season – until tonight.” “Suddenly we looked like the team of last year, with some of our best players back to form.”

“We were good tonight, led by Shola – the captain – who was brilliant again.” “There were great performances from the squad. Bigi came on after Cheick went off and looked like Cheick, Obertan was brilliant, Ferguson was brilliant and it was a delightful performance.”

“We got goals at the right time, we were at it and made it difficult for them.” “We put a performance in that was right out of the top drawer against a team who were unbeaten in 17 games.” “The performance level was exactly what we needed.”

“Verve, energy, passion, fast play and then we controlled the game when we took the lead. That was the perfect performance.”

And Alan said the game against Manchester United at home on Sunday has now been set-up, and if we play close to this form, and there’s no reason why we cannot, we could hand Manchester United another defeat at St. James’ Park.

That’s what we’ll be hoping for and then the Newcastle  fans will have a good couple of weeks over the International break, thinking of things we can possibly achieve this season.

It was the performance that was needed last night – and our boys were just terrific.

Congratulations to them all.

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10 comments so far

  • steveno7

    Oct 5, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #1

    I think our performance has alot to do with the fact that we played 433 .
    A much more attackind formation which obviously suits us better .
    Very happy considering the opposition hadnt lost since april.
    Got to be 433 again at the weekend .
    oh and first

  • HBA better than CR7

    Oct 5, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Beating a Bordeaux first team with almost our second team shows we r playin really well at d moment..nxt up Man utd ..4-3-3 with Ba cisse nd HbA nd dats gotta be Newcastle Utd 3-0 Man utd…HOWAY THE LADS !!!!!

  • Eyeball81

    Oct 5, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Think we looked a stronger unit in defence as simmo was back…question is who plays where now? if simmos baxk and playing well you cant put anita at rightbackand if you play him in midfield who are you going to take out….Jonas? I guess they say these are the selection problems a manager wants but itll be interesting to see what pards does…

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Such a relief to play well, now I’m much better prepared to cope with my usual bipolar feelings of hope and dread that always accompanies a visit by Man U.

  • bills-son

    Oct 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #5

    For me the big take from last night was Shola. He has looked full of confidence and menace since pre-season. I bet if you asked any of the defenders he’s played against this year they’d say they were glad to see the back of him. A lot of big cf’s enjoy their best form late in their career and it looks like Shola is one of them.

    Also thought Fergy was excellent last night and his three assists can’t be ignored. He has to be seriously considered for the Prem first team.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Anita, Tiote, Cabaye does seem a splendid midfield trio in a 433. With Jonas as the swingman that Anita has been up to now.

  • steveno7

    Oct 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #7

    yes 433 with king arfa in the mix and big demba .quite mouthwatering

  • yorkymag

    Oct 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #8

    433 is the answer for us ,when we were on fire last season Ba was wide .
    The big question now is do we play a rigid 3 in midfield or a more fluid 5/3.this may be our best option if we can get the wide men forward. A central 3 of Mr T ,Cab,Anita With Big as back up and 2 wide take your pick Ben Arfa ,Jonas,Ferguson,obertan and one striker from the three.
    This will gives us much more variety And pace as well as goal threat.
    I fear Pardew will find this too difficult to manage and stick to playing one of the centre forwards out left or even let’s hope not revert to 442
    At last we have a group of central midfielders who are out of the top draw lets use them together to strangle gamesplease please please

  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 5, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Wasn’t expecting the win I must admit but when the team sheet came out I thought hang on this is a strong side and we showed even with some big players missing we can really play.
    We passed the ball well and took the easy option rather than hoofing it all the time and when we did hoof Shola held it up well n brought others in the game.
    Well done lads

  • wynsleap

    Oct 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Great to see Ferguson doing the business again. Like I said in another topic he has to be given much more game time than he has had recently.
    With Santon and him backing each other up and swapping runs and defensive duties throughout the game, our left hand side could be a real menace.
    Pleased too that Obertan has started to convince the fans (and more importantly himself) that he has a lot to offer. Have always thought that some more confidence in himself and more time on the pitch will turn this lightning quick guy into a real performer who will trouble the best of defences.
    Great result – now for Manure.


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