Newcastle Beat West Brom The Way The Big Boys Do It

Jonas Gutierrez has become a popular player on Tyneside, and certainly he’s a popular player with manager Alan Pardew, and has nailed down that left-wing position in spite of a lot of competition.

Jonas in action on Sunday

Newcastle beat West Brom on Sunday with a late and lucky goal, when Sammy Ameobi’s shot hit the back of Papiss Cisse and flew into the net, so those hours of practicing that on the training ground finally paid off in a game. :D.

This is how Jonas described the ugly win:

“We won ugly.” “You see Manchester City and Manchester United winning in this way a lot. If it is good enough for them, why not us?” “If they can win without playing well, then I do not see why we cannot do the same.”

“They have a lot of players and a lot of money, but for us it can be tough.” “Maybe you will win a game from a set play or in the last minute.” “We have the two points we lost in Sunderland back in our account.”

“If anybody watched just the 90 minutes they might think we did not deserve the win.” “We did not deserve the points but this is football, we worked hard and we now just look to the next game.” “We played better against Sunderland and did not win. Perhaps we did not deserve that.”

“The most important thing is to stay focused for the 90 minutes and stay in with a chance of winning.” “It is going to be a long hard season, so it was important to get three points.” “We always try our best. Maybe against West Brom things did not go how we wanted them to.”

“It was a hard game and West Brom played well.” “The first half we were better, but in the second half we lost the ball a lot.” “We were not as compact, but after the game you have to talk about what you do well and then try to improve next time.”

There have been a lot of negative comments about Newcastle’s display on Sunday – a game that we won and were the better side in the first half,  and were leading 1-0 at the half on merit.

It was only in the last 45 minutes that we played poorly, but we’ve seen both Manchester teams struggle just as much in games this season.

We got the three points and hopefully we can play much better at Liverpool, and maybe we can get another win – because Liverpool these days are only a shadow of the side they once were.

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • bills-son

    Oct 30, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #1

    The big difference is that previous Toon teams would have lost the games against Everton, Reading and WBA. The fact that we got 5pts should be seen as a positive because it is a fact that good teams pick up points even when they arent playing well.

    Havung said that we need to find some good form and a team formation that suits our best players.

  • Santon03

    Oct 30, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    We are different from those big boys.
    We never scored more than 3, the worst we conceeded was 5.
    We had never been able to come back from losing into winning in a game, the best was 4-4 vs Arsenal if I’m not wrong.

  • Santon03

    Oct 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Well we scored more than 3 once in 4-4 I guess hahhaha

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #4

    The worst we conceded is 5…

    I’d take that over the 8 Arsenal conceded and the 6 United Conceded last season.

    We never scored more then 3?
    I wonder what 5under1and fans think about this.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #5

    “Newcastle Beat West Brom The Way The Big Boys Do It”


  • Santon03

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #6


    That was during Chris Houghton.
    We scored 6 vs Aston and West ham

  • Santon03

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #7

    we scored 7 or 8 during 60’s too

  • cyprus

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Well said Jonas. Seems a nice clever lad, apart from being a good footballer. Not sure about that LW, I think he will turn into a stalwart MF. But he is versatile in other positions as well, regularly covers for defenders.
    Like I said before, in an imaginary world, if I had to choose 11 copy-pastes, I would pick 11 Jonases (!) over anyone else. Perhaps I wouldn’t get too many goals, but I would get some wonder goals. I wouldn’t lose the ball easily but I wouldn’t cross much either!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Santon/Cyprus…I believe there is a difference in how you setup our formation when you go forward and when you defend. That is where the flexibility is 🙂

    …you can always revolve to your basic lineup (and you need a base point something you can always go back to) If not, you end up looking look we do at the moment 🙂

    That’s my football philosophy guys 😀

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #10

    * look = like

  • jodemode

    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #11

    A win is a win. We just need the form to come out with “cleaner” wins.

  • Sav

    Oct 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    It wasn’t pretty and I don’t go for the ‘big teams play badly and win’ bull, either. Nevertheless, WBA have been a bogey team. They have won against us last minute and I’ll take breaking a losing streak (against the throstles) any way we can do it.
    Longer term, I think Pards has to get the left side working, whether its Ba out there and Cisse in the centre or start playing Ferguson more often. Watching back-to-front balls played up to Ba and him getting clattered by no-nonsense Olsson was frustrating. Only whgen Shola got the flick and Ba found himself paired with another defender was he able to get a shot in.

  • nufcursed

    Oct 30, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    jonas is our weakest 1st team player.
    so clumsy on the ball! sure he always puts in a lot of effort but technically he’s too slow and too weak for a top PL team…

  • LargeSadMenace

    Nov 7, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #14

    oh dear


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