Alan Pardew – We Need One Big Result

Seasons can be turned around by the smallest of factors, perhaps a bit of luck that gets us an unlikely goal, or one or two players giving inspiring performances in a black and white shirt, and it seems we need some of that to turn our season around, as it is quickly moving into a relegation fight, and that’s after we did so brilliantly last season in finishing in 5th place in the league table and qualifying for Europe for the first time in six seasons.

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Alan Pardew – tough game today

But European competition and the lack of players arriving in the summer to bolster the squad have now cost Newcastle dearly, with a number of our top players out injured, and the squad is hardly big enough to play the additional number of games we have to play in Europe this season.

And Alan Pardew seems wary of Manchester City – who beat us twice last season in winning the English Championship for the first time since way back in 1968 – and we were a much better side last season than we have been so far this season.

This is what Alan said about the opposition today:

“City were the best away team we played last season.” “When they were at home last year they were pretty awesome and we didn’t really get a foothold in that game.”

“What I do know is they will be pretty much focused on this game and therefore it probably makes it a shade more difficult.” “However, when you’re champions of the Premier League it’s a difficult game full stop.”

“We took nothing off them last year but I don’t think they are as strong as they were last year coming into this game.” “We are having a tough run, we don’t disguise that, but the work ethic is there.”

“One big result, which could happen this weekend, could change a lot of the picture and we could find ourselves in a good position in the league.”  “I am here to tell my team to win and we didn’t win against Fulham.”

“Thirty four crosses and seven shots on target away from home should get you close to a victory, but we made errors in that game and we have to stop it.”  “Consistency, injuries and lack of form in some players and we’ve lacked momentum which carried us through last year.”

“When you’re winning games it carries you through and you don’t have to think about it.”  “The workrate is there, that was there for all to see on Monday and in the last three games in particular it has been really high.” “So that’s a good base for us; there’s still a strong spirit in the group.”

The strong spirit in the group is what can help get us out of trouble and really, there’s no better time to show that spirit than today, and maybe get something out of the this game.

Howay The Lads!!

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72 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Gag Pardew

  • archaeomag

    Dec 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Arrhhh . . it be the curse of W@nga . .doomed we be .. doomed . .
    ?#Piratical smiley!

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4


  • magpie6699

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Knee chance.

  • Dannyo

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    City was the only team to take 6 points off us last year.
    Payback time.

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    So waht are the last news?

    Is Beny fit?

    Will Marv play?

    Anything about the line up?

  • Dannyo

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    We’ll find out soon about Benny.
    Don’t think Marv will start. AP will go again with Jonas, but if Jonas doesn’t perform, i’m betting on him to be the first one to be subbed, aside injuries ofc.
    APs talked about him giving back in the media now. So 1-2 more starts, then i think someone else will start ahead of Jonas.

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    What happen to Jonas is sad…

    He was splendid last season.

    Alos, i hope we will not play Cissé on the wings again, this is madness.

  • colwell

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Pards doesn’t think City are as strong as last season coming into this game lmao.

    If their not as strong WTF are we, I’d much prefer to be in their situation Pards

    Our defense has been opened up easily by most teams this season we are NEVER going to get a clean sheet today, Willo and Colo VS Aguero and Tevez palm over face moment lol.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Good morning Toonies … Niafron totally agree about Cisse or Ba playing out wide the clue is in their position CENTER FORWARD !

  • Dannyo

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Hopefully Cisse will be benched and Marveux will start.
    Think we’ll offer more forward that way.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #13


    What’s everyones thoughts about whether Benny should play. How much does he improve our realistic chances of getting anything from the game? Is that chance worth risking him? One tough game without him is better than a few imo, but I suppose it depends on how serious the injury was and whether this is just mind games. If there is a problem he shouldn’t play, at best come on as a sub if we’re still in the game to try and tilt the game in our favour.

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #14

    It was some threads here about Rémy, so sure, i got to say a word about it.

    I once said how i rate Rémy. A good player. Unfortunatly, since sixth month, he’s in the middle of nowhere.

    To watch him play recently was to watch the shadow of the player he was.

    This is due to some problems in his personal life, which could be solved in time, but right now, i would not bet on him.

    Sure, on the plus side, he’s less expansive now.

    I also read the club thought to exchange Marv for him.

    Well, considering the fact Marv is (in my personal opinion) exactlty the kind of player we need, i almost fell of my sit when i read that.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15

    I dont know why Pards can’t start both Jonas and Marveaux drop 1 of the strikers

    assuming HBA does not satrt

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16

    We are the Toon , this is St James’ Park, time to lay down a marker – attack! attack! attack! attack! – All duck or no dinner, you hear me Pards, godamnitalll!!!

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Pardew has to let tiote tackle how he wants. If he could play well and not be rash then that’s ok but take away those tackles and he is a nothing player.

    Id rather he missed 2-3 games from collecting yellows than put in 38 bad performances in the league.

    Perch and Anita can easily cover the odd game he is unavailable for

  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    morning gents
    if pards plays willo we are in for a hiding. give someone else a chance as he is the worst defender at the club. he can’t play ba and cisse. ba no contract so drop him and let papiss run the line. if benny dosn’t start don’t know where the flair is going to come from. not looking good for us i’m affraid. lets fight for the cause HWTL

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #19

    My view on Ba.

    Play him centrally and bench cisse or put Ba left.

    If he is still here after jan drop him until he signs a new deal.

    It’s our own fault we are in this mess, we have him the contract but we need to take a stance after jan. he can’t move til the summer so he can either take what we offer or spend 5 months training and sitting on the bench.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Who is fit and available?

    I imagine the back line is all but sorted.


    The ? is for Willo or Perch. Both offer something a little different, both make me somewhat nervous at CB.

    Then assuming we want one ST and not a 4-4-2, either Ba or Cisse to start up top.

    So, a 5 man midfield, which ever way you prefer to set that up (4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 or whatever), who do we have?


    Not sure on:


    Definitely Out:


    If Benny is out, for me this is a game to put Ba back out wide for, not Cisse (at he doesn’t offer anything there really, whereas Ba does, even though he is a ST).

    I’d like to see this then.


    Anita dropping back and pushing forward as needed.

    What does everyone else think?

  • Joe Blog

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #21

    If Benny is fit:


  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #22


    Sounds perfect to me.

    City’s line up

    Zabaleta, toure, nastasic, clichy
    Milner, toure, silva, kolarov
    Tevez aguero

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    According to Philippe Auclair (yesterday evening), Bény will “without a doubt” not play due ” to a mysterious thigh injury”.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Didn’t really make my point there about Ba. Who would be better in that position that is available?

    Ideally I’d have Arfa – Anita – Marv behind either Ba or Cisse, but with Benny out, I feel Ba will offer more than any of the other available players.

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #25

    For me, this Ba as a striker and Cissé on the Bench. Anyway, none of them on a wing.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #26

    Simpson Coloccini Perch Santon
    Tiote Anita
    Benny/Obertan Ba Marveaux

    I can’t understand why Pardew can’t see what everyone else can. GUTIERREZ IS S*IT!!!!!!!!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #27

    Also, Pardews comments recently about getting in “one or two players” in January. I wouldn’t read too much in to that. If selling clubs know we need a lot of players, we’re there for the taking. This is already an issue, but the more our own club shout about the need for players, the more difficult it will be.

    Of course, it may just be true and they are only looking at one or two coming in, but the idea is plausible…I think…

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #28

    Would paly like this:


  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #29

    spot on with selection and play perchinio instead of the donkey. his heading ability won’t be needed as much today with tevez and aguero up top for city. perchy has more pace than willo. hope benny fit and play him instead of marv. apart from tht it is a pretty strong starting eleven

  • niafron

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #30

    Got to go lads, see you later.

    Bon match messieurs.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Niafron…Normally I’d tend to agree, but who to play there today?

    Magpies…Isn’t Obertan out as well?

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #32


    I don’t even think the reason for saying one or two is that complicated.

    Other teams can see we really need new players anyway.

    I think it was just a general statement he said to not put an exact number on incoming players as he isn’t sure exactly how many deals will be done himself.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #33

    proudto be a geordie/ IBIZA

    If willo does not play our attacking set plays may also improve.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #34

    I’d play

    Anita Jonas


    Cisse Ba

    Diamond with Marv at the tip, Cisse down the middle, with Ba switching flanks and Perch in for Willo against those terrifying, little rotten bastard city strikers

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #35

    proud…..If Benny is fit, i’d have both him and marv start today and see what they can do. Bench one of Cisse or Ba.

    All depends on Benny though!

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #36

    Transfer sage

    Is there a possibility that no one may come in.

    I also reckon Simpson will not be here come Feb

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #37

    I think we need to drop williamson and put Perch in there . Were Gonna Get Sod all from This Game so Keep H.B.A on The Bench. Put Tiote and Bigirimana in the Middle …. Put Ba & Cisse on the Bench Then Shola Up Front on his Own. Drop Simpson . Santon On The Right and Jonas on The Left. That way we dont get battered to badly today !!!

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #38


    Will dhoni get his ton?

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Hope not

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Right Just Leaving For StJames Park. Lets Pray we get a Result Today Lads !!!!


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