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Newcastle Failed To Get The Crowd Behind Them Yesterday

10:23 am, Monday, November 12th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew was disappointed with Newcastle conceding a rather sloppy goal to Kevin Nolan as the former Newcastle captain put the ball in the back of the net, when he was completely unmarked and only a few yards from the goal line.

Mohamed Diame guarded by Jonas and Santon yesterday

And it was revenge for Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll against their former clubs, and also another win against Newcastle by West Ham and former Newcastle manager – Sam Allardyce.

Alan Pardew was not a happy man after the game and he find himself under some pressure to win the game at home top Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, and he had this to say in the local press today:

“The first 20 minutes we were not at our best.” “We need to get the crowd behind us and get them involved and we did not. We kicked ourselves for going behind.”

“Unfortunately in the second half we just could not get a goal, although one of the decisions looks very tight.” “We have to score one or two goals in every home game. It was disappointing.”

“We conceded a goal we should not have conceded. Then we played better in the second half.” “We should have started the game better than we did, though.”

It was a typical performance from a Sam Allardyce side, as they were physical and rugged, and used the quick path to the opposing goal by swinging in those high crosses for Andy Carroll, but the Newcastle defense handled the crosses quite well throughout the course of the game.

It wasn’t pretty to watch but it looks like Alan was expecting West Ham to try to grind out a result at St. James’ Park:

“That is what they are going to do.” “They have been doing that all season. They make it difficult for you.” “I cannot fault my players for their endeavor but we were lacking a bit of quality.”

It was a good crowd who saw Newcastle go down to a home defeat for the second time in the league this season, and the crowd was only a couple of hundred short of capacity.

Whether Newcastle can fill the stadium next Saturday against Swansea is another question, but the lads will need the support of the Newcastle fans this week and on Saturday, if we are to get back on track.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phatoon // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Frrom previous article.

    @cram-mag,

    I was well p!ssed off about that. I watched MOTD2 just for the “analysis” of those decisions and all they did was talk about Carroll!

  • 2 Phatoon // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    *From

  • 3 catchy in norway // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    ibiza

    on pardew getting fired from other clubs, i have no problems with that, most managers get fired for one reason or another, that is not an issue

    my concern is what he is doing to our team right now,,

    your point about him playing football not hoofball with other clubs, this is all hear say, i watch us every week play shit, then i listen to comentators say this should be a good game, they have both been playing well lately,, what football matches have they been watching,,,

    at west ham, he had tevez and mascherano and had them playing football not
    read this http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/29670-tevez-hammers-pardew
    i never wrote this,, but its exatly the same thing that in happening here

    you are right about players he kept, add tiote to that to, and added other to the team and made it his team, but that was last year, he had a whole season to make that his team, make them train his way, follow his tactics,

    right now we are a team going backwards not forwards,

  • 4 BelfastMagpie // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Morning Catchy. 😉

  • 5 sirtoongospel // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    My thoughts on the crowd are simple. We are capable of putting opposing teams on the back foot straight away. We all have seen us at our best and it’s frightening. But here’s the problem:-

    Look at the back end of last season, for example the Liverpool game. We KNEW we were going to turn them over. The playrs knew it, the manager knew it and from 10 minutes before kick off it was buzzing.

    Compare that to yesterday, where most of the crowd went there knowing that unless there was a big improvement, we could easily lose. The crowd were nervous, apprehensive and from minute one had nothing to shout about.

    It wasnt the match yesterday that led to this, it was the season on the whole. We havent at any point put a team to the sword.

    We have the players to rip teams to shreds. And if the crowd knew that we were going to play to OUR strengths, then we would go to SJP with a spring in our step.

    The other problem is the 2 loudest singing sections are at opposite corners of the ground. In between there is no noise or singing/support whatsoever.

    That could be rectified with a bit of rearranging from the powers that be, although that would upset many supporters too. It would help the team though to have a massive bank of fans who sing their hearts out.

    The main problem though is tht we all know what we are going to witness. We need Colo and Cheick in the team. We need to play a consistent system that suits us, instead of different every week, and we need to drop Jonas and play a younger winger (although that hurts to say as he has been superb for us and works so hard in any position asked).

    Finally, we need an injection of Pace. Speed in attacking position is the only thing missing at the club. We need a speed merchant who can run th channels and put teams on the back foot (the way Bellamy used to). Teams are happy to squeeze us as we have no real devastating pace to frighten them. A Walcott type player would transform our squad. Even a Shane Long, he isnt prolific, but that isnt what is needed. We have goal scorers, but we need someone who can get in behind regularly and can set these boys up.

  • 6 TOONALE // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Why do we let the other teams get the ball and have all day to run with it , we don’t press at all and end up being under the cosh in our own goal area .

  • 7 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Catchy…..On the Tevez article, please find me one where Tevez praises a manager and what he’s doing and it might carry some water.

    At present, I can find more players who praise Pardews contribution that those that criticise it, maybe that’s just down to him looking after his darlings (To bastardise one of Jespers lines), so they don’t disrespect him in public, I don’t believe that though. I think they like what he’s trying to implement.

    Are you saying you think one season is enough time to get it all sorted then? I don’t agree.

    The way I see it is we are a team floundering, not going backwards yet (I know, I know, by standing still you’re going backwards), but it is still early.

    Come season end, I may be proven horribly wrong, but I am happy to swallow my pride at that time, not now.

  • 8 Pushy Pardew // Nov 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Catchy
    Is there little difference between what you observe as an armchair football pundit and someone who goes to the ground to watch the game? Why do managers bother to attend live games rather than watch on tv?
    Taquila
    Aside from your pompous treatment of gentleman Jesper i agree with your generalisation on those happy to see us lose in order to validate their point of view. The more enlightened on here enjoy Jesper’s idioms certainly in preference to JFA’s thought for the day or Tads general (!) lack of enlightenment . It takes all sorts to make a world. Hope your dog is fit and well.
    Ian Toon
    Just to get the definitive view from the wise young owl. Well we looked a disjointed side from my perspective. Agreed with your earlier post on main area of concern being midfield. We lacked the drive in midfield provided by Diame for the ammers who i thought wasoutstanding. Time to adopt a more offensive game as we do in Europe. Like to find a place for Sylvain impressed with him on thursday.

  • 9 blew // Nov 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    If anyone knows the main weaknesses its the 2 ex players, Nolan scored when unmarked in our right back spot, where was Simpson ? Forget Willo he hasnt got a Premiership brain. Carroll was foiled brilliantly by Krul when put through, in the right back spot, find Simpson and you will find Lord Lucan. Desperate without Collo and Tiote

  • 10 Pushy Pardew // Nov 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Beattie
    Glad to have missed you. Daresay you’ll be starring in panto soon as a drama queen. But thanks for letting us know that you thought we were and Pardew was crap
    a long time ago but just didn’t want to share it with us.
    Plastic fair weather fans we can do without. Keep taking the medication. But can you make it more than 8 years before you come back.

  • 11 Pushy Pardew // Nov 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Tequila sorry on spelling

  • 12 tequilamag // Nov 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Pushy just to be clear in general I like Jesper as well just thought he took a little gentle criticism pretty poorly yesterday, and thankyou Lola is fine.

  • 13 geordielad880 // Nov 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    I think pardew has been totally setting up our side wrong, we have no movement in the final third, and a midfield is too static centrally, I would go for:-

    ——————————–KRUL

    SIMPSON——WILLIAMSON—TAYLOR——SANTON

    ——————————–TIOTE
    ————-CABAYE———————-ABEID

    ——-BEN ARFA————————————–MARVO
    ———————————–BA

  • 14 geordielad880 // Nov 12, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    I think we need to go out and sign a central midfielder who is strong, has pace, and scores goals, and sissoko fits the bill, and we need a CB, and a striker with pace and movement.
    I would sign sissoko, douglas and kevin gameiro, and try to bring in a young full back aswell, but we will be lucky if we sign anyone!

  • 15 chris // Nov 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    need douglas and a couple of midfielders sissoco would be a big player for us plus some one who can split defences with passes and find the net striker a small quick goalscorer a solid lb with pace with out these players in jan we could end up a laughing stock no one will fear playing us we might end up with douglas but thats all




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