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Shola The Savior With Fantastic Winning Goal

5:34 pm, Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 70 Comments

This was an agonizing game to watch For Newcastle supporters and the lads struggled mightily against a very ordinary looking QPR side, but you couldn’t fasult our players’ determination and in the end it was Shola Ameobi in his 350th appearance for the Magpies who won the game with a superb strike after 81 minutes.

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Shola Ameobi congratulated by James Perch – relief!
And over 50,000 Newcastle fans turned out today for this game – and how many clubs could boast that type of support after losing six of our last seven league games?

The game was of very low class played by two sides lacking confidence and results, until Shola Ameobi and Gabby Obertan came on for Gutierrez and Cisse after 60 minutes, and these two were bright sparks for Newcastle and it wouldn’t surprise us if both start on Boxing Day at Manchester United.

Newcastle were trying their best in the first half and we had six corners to QPR’s one, but Newcastle were finding it hard to create any chances and we are really missing the creativity of Ben Arfa and Cabaye – and for the first hour of this game it showed, although Vurnon Anita had another good game and his corners were once again of the highest caliber.

Both teams were poor – and we were looking at two side lacking in confidence and scared to do anything too daring in case they made mistakes.

At half time it was 0-0 and the first 15 minutes or so of the second half wasn’t much better, until Alan Pardew brought on Shola Ameobi and Gabby Obertan.

Gabby came on for Jonas Gutierrez and showed his speed and skill down the left wing and he again looked a good player and threatened QPR a number of times, and Shola Ameobi replaced the off-firm Papiss Cisse and began to make his presence felt physically up fornt. We’ve always though a Ba – Ameobi partnership up front is the best one for Newcastle at the moment.

After these two came on Newcastle were pushing for the a winner but again and again we didn’t have the luck until Shola Ameobi scored the type of goal that wins these dull games.

Shola got the ball on the right hand side and went inside his man to curl the ball into the net past a despairing dive from goalkeeper Rob Green and he got his first Premier league goal of the season and became only the fifth Newcastle player to score in the league this season.

Newcastle had nine minutes to hold out and another five for added time , and they could have well added to the 1-0 score-line as QPR went for the equalizer.

And it was a huge relief when the referee blew his whistle after over six minutes of added time, and Newcastle got their second win in twelve games, and we are now 10 points above QPR in the league table.

A poor display overall although the lads pressed well in the last twenty minutes to get the winner and get a great three points.

20 points from our eighteen games played – looks a little bit better and I first thought it was just 18 points – tells you the mess I’m in. 😀


Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Cheick Tiote (Sylvain Marveaux 77), Vurnon Anita; Papiss Cisse (Shola Ameobi 61), Demba Ba, Jonas Gutierrez (Gabriel Obertan 60)
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi

Queens Park Rangers (4-3-3): Robert Green; Anton Ferdinand, Ryan Nelsen, Clint Hill, Fabio Da Silva; Esteban Granero (Shaun Wright-Phillips 56), Stephane Mbia, Alejandro Faurlin (Shaun Derry 79); Jamie Mackie, Djibril Cisse (Junior Hoilett 64), Adel Taarabt
Subs not used: Brian Murphy, Armand Traore, Samba Diakite, Nedum Onuoha

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Bookings: Newcastle – Tiote (63), Perch (88), Ameobi (90); Queens Park Rangers – Ferdinand (42), Hill (86)

Attendance: 50,180 (922 QPR)

Tags: Match Reports · Newcastle News · Premier League

70 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Liverpool beating Fulham. Even though I hate the bindippers we want them to win as we are level on points with the Cottagers

  • 2 Jamiemac // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    What was everyone’s issue with Ba today? Missed the game

  • 3 kevymartins // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Obertan was excellent..we were very lucky they didn’t punish us.williamson gave away a free kick at the edge of the box with 3 seconds left to play…Is th fu cking retarded?

  • 4 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM


    I agree that it was a stupid thing to do when all we needed to do was wind down the clock, but coming across a bit strong there lad, no need for the mental health reference is there?

  • 5 manxpie // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    kevy that wasn’t willo it was perch

  • 6 kevymartins // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    @ruddy It might look like i’m coming across abit harsh but I just can’t stand that donkey and can’t wait to the day were he cannot get a game for us.

  • 7 spitfire_ // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Pardew made the right subs this time… but it’s time to put Jonas on the bench.

  • 8 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Josh, from last thread.

    I’ll definitely take the scrappy win, but I was a bit disappointed after watching our fluid play in the last 2 games. we were flat and lethargic I thought, until the subs came on.

    Anita had another excellent game. What a signing he’s turning out to be, but I think Shola gets it for his effect on the match and the 1 moment of quality.

  • 9 Fostino // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM


    we won nad ba didnt score…something which hasnt happened much this season. so were now questioning his on-field attitude. its a tough debate to be honest…do people want him to sign a new contract or leave?

  • 10 toonking // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    the issue with him is knowing he is likely to leave in january why he still is getting choosen as the main CF while cisse who we want to get back onto a goal scoring form is still being played on the wing.
    most of us are sick of the things he is doing when it gets near a Trans window not only is it his contract that we getting sick of but also his attitude last summer demanding that he was used as the CF now causing cisse to look poor and wanting big money or leave.
    he has did this with most clubs.

  • 11 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM


    Well at times he works really hard and was one of our best players against City. He will always be a decent back up for the first team but yes we do need to upgrade at CB, so Taylor, Colo and Willo will all have to up their games.

    Competition is the only way to get our defenders playing better.

  • 12 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM


    Pardew has to play Ba, because he’s the striker in form and we are in desperation mode right now. Cisse has really ruined a few golden chances in the last few matches, we can’t rest our laurels on him

  • 13 Spuggy // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    This season is no longer about finishing in the top 6, or even above the mackems – it’s about survival plain and simple and today was a huge result and it looks like all the results we needed for gaining 3 points on the relegation pack happened. A significant day for the black and white considering our next two fixtures against Manu and and arsenal.

  • 14 kevymartins // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    @spitfire I thought jonas was immense first half ..Probaly his best performance this season ..was quick down the lines and put a few great balls in.

  • 15 Zimbabwean_Toon_warrior // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    BA & Cisse want to shine individually and teamwork isnt in their heads…feel sorry for Cisse though and Tiote can be clumsy at times!!!!! blessing in disguise as he will be fresh for Gunners who are going to have more rest…..its days like these i wish for Vuckic..the lad would have shined

  • 16 Spuggy // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    The Ba v Cisse conundrum continues – such a strange partnership. Mates? International teammates, they should be getting 15-20 each a season but when one plays well the other doesn’t. So strange.

  • 17 Fostino // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM


    immense?? he certainly wasn’t. no one was in that first half. his work in the final third is just not good enough. granted he actually manager to make one decent cross but i see the lb attack more than jonas

  • 18 Tsunki // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Well I never even saw the game but I am guessing that sholas goal won’t silence his detractors. As a supersub I don’t think we could get better imo. Nice to hear jonas had a better first half but seriously kevy, we win and you can still pick out a willo mistake, and one he possibly didn’t make? Why not leave it until he has a bad game? You might convince me then.

  • 19 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    His attitude is typical of any CF, shola shoits when there are other options as does cisse in fact the longer cisse goes without scoring the more often he trys shooting from anywhere

    Personally think the club have played it very well to make him look the bad guy tbh by bringing up his clause at every available opportunity

    As for his attitude i just dont buy there is one, never once has there been any storys of him being disruptive within the club at all, i mentioned it earlier when ba was subbed off last year and threw a bit of a wobbler the fans were all over him about his disgusting attitude but cisse does it today and what its ba’s fault and pardew’s fault?
    Im sorry but that’s a crock to critise one players attitude/professionalism when another player has acted like a petulant child whilst being subbed

  • 20 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Thank God we won today, or we would have been below the Scum. They have city next and we have Manutd of course, so we’ll probably have the same points respectively come next week 🙂

  • 21 Spreadthetoon // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    The criticism on here about Cisse is bang out of order. Ba scored nothing out on the flanks last year when Cisse banged in 13 in 14 games FFS. Cisse and Ba is never going to work as a partnership unless Ba is willing to play out wide which is unlikely IMO. Why are we basing a striker partnership on a striker who is likely to be in the offing.
    The addition of Remy and HBA on the other flank with Cisse in the middle will resolve our goal drought and will then enable Marveaux to sit behind Cisse. Add Sissoko / Cabaye and we have something. Then a RB and a CB to shore up our defense with Tiote/Perch/Anita sitting in the hole and we’ll be right back on track. Issue really is that AP continues in the same vain and is far too predictable with his tactics…..Marv to start for sure especially seeing as Tiote is suspended for the next match.

  • 22 kevymartins // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    @Fostino he was the best player on the pitch even the commentator said im surprised he got took off…but obertan wow he was at it 2night

  • 23 torresmex90 // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I think it’s harsh to say we played poorly. Perhaps not as fluid as the past few games, mainly due to the tactics used by QPR sitting back. But definitely moving the ball along the ground for the most part and peppering their box with crosses. I rarely saw any route 1 football and I think that we’ll play respectably against Man Utd next week

  • 24 Tsunki // Dec 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    What did cisse do? Perhaps he’s getting cheesed off being pushed out of position for a wantaway player?

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Completly agree mate when you need results like we do you don’t just drop your most in form CF just out of spite!
    If arsenal had done that with RVP they’d have been right in the sh1t!!!

  • 26 Fostino // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    toonarmy down south

    i aggree

  • 27 Jamiemac // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    As much as I’ve appreciated Ba’s goals, before today I still thought we would be higher in the league is we played 4-3-3 with Cisse central. His strop against Everton was pathetic and I’m just growing more and more sick of him and sick of Pardew bumming him. Missed the game today but by the sounds of things it seems like he had a shocker. Did he attempt to work with Cisse at all today? I also noticed someone said he didn’t celebrate sholas goal.. Is this true?

  • 28 toonking // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    i understand he is inform but the reason for that is most likely because he want to show teams how good he is so he stands more chance of a big wage.
    i do give praise for his form in the past but i would much rather have a forward in the our current team we know will be here in febuary and with bets odds on. i dout ba is going to stay otherwise what we going to do when he does go.
    not every forward can do what cisse did last season.
    cisse being left on the bench or played out of position will make him get less and less impressed with pardew and could make him feel like he should just leave

  • 29 kevymartins // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Cisse and ba linked up and one point and cisse near scored

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    No more out of order than the criticism of ba, after all the club made all his contract details public, not ba, perhaps they did it to force his hand but they done it anyway and now have to put up with constant speculation thats on them

  • 31 Tsunki // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    I am reserving judgement on our tactics until I see the game, I know ‘arry can get his teams to dig in away from home and qpr certainly need to learn to do that.

    What was the opinion on that tweetage about debuchy? The guy in question seems to be pretty informed I have found.

  • 32 Fostino // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM


    true..a better pass from ba and cisse was in.

  • 33 colwell // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Marv on 10 mins nearly scored on two occasions and made an assist, surely that betters Jonas all season stats?

    Funny how we created chances when our creative players were on doesn’t make sense. Maybe just maybe Pards will see playing 3dm type mids and Jonas has no creativity at all he needs to learn from his mistakes.

  • 34 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM


    Ya and there would be dozens of us shouting at Pards for benching one of the top strikers in the league. So unfortunately I’m with using Ba for these next couple weeks.


    I blame Pardew for sitting on his hands tactically this first half of the season, which has removed his luxury of experimenting. It’s also backed himself into a corner to make drastic choices.

    Now we simply need results. I know we saw how visibly frustrated Cisse was about being subbed off, so no offense to Ba but I hope he moves on in Jan. It was a mistake to have them on the same team in the first place, has to be said.

  • 35 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM


    The reasons for Ba throwing a wobbler and Cisse throwing a wobbler are one and the same, neither of them want to play down the wing, the only difference is that Ba has the club to ransom in order to play the position he wants to play and Cisse just has to put up with it because he doesn’t have the same leverage to force the club to play him as CF.

    Perhaps the club are playing him as the bad guy for the very reason that in this circumstance he is the bad guy. The club aren’t some sophisticated propaganda machine, and from the look of Ba and how his team mates interact with him (especially today) I would find it hard to believe that Ba is the innocent party in this situation.

    Pardew has bowed to Ba’s demands all season long at the detriment of Cisse, so yes it is Ba’s fault for holding the club over a barrel with the clause and Pardew’s fault for letting him.

    And even if this is completely far from the truth, the endless speculation among fans and the media surrounding Ba is so detrimental on its own that for that reason alone we should be cutting our losses and looking for alternatives.

  • 36 Dannyo // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Matt Spiro ?@mattspiro
    Mathieu Debuchy left out of squad by Lille today. Wants January move and has probably played his last game for club #NUFC #LOSC

    It’s happening lads!

  • 37 APBWA // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Right subs today by Pardew, I was quite happy. Either Cisse or Ba had to come off, personally I would have took off Ba due to Cisses workrate, and given him a chance in ST with Shola.

    Would have brought on Marveaux 10 minutes earlier but the type of sub was perfect, tiote/perch off for him.

    Jonas isn’t the same winger as he used to be, good early sub off for a dangerous obertan, his delivery is par with jonas and his threat level is much greater.

    Santon and the whole defence were solid, best performance imo. No bad decision making, santon was defensively solid, which i would rather as it keeps the whole defence in their position

  • 38 JAMSHA // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    its 20 pts from.18 games mr ED…. not 18 from.18

  • 39 Dannyo // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Those who booed Cisse coming off should be ashamed. You never boo like that, ever!
    How do you think that feels for Shola coming on?

  • 40 Fostino // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    cisse is the st in form and is banging in the goals. you cont drop him.

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    But the point is ba did and us doing what cisse did last season which is score goals and score them consitantly
    I agree that cisse shouldn’t be on the wing but also think as a CF he should of been able to create more opportunities upfront at the start of the season regardless if he was part of a 2 man strike force, cf’s shouldn’t suddenly just loose there instincts or positioning but the truth is the first 10 games more or less passed him by
    What would happen if we’d dropped ba out left and put cisse through the middle and he still wasn’t scoring, which lets be honest could well happen, what then?
    Would we still be more than happy to see ba go?

  • 42 Spreadthetoon // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    The club did not make his contract public – that was ‘arry I believe. Ba on the flank and Cisse in the middle would create more goals….don’t believe me just rewind the clock back to last season.
    Why base our team structure around 1 player…i.e. Ba….don’t make sense to me. If Ba stays ok but then he will also have to do a shift out on the flanks like Cisse has done this season….or rotate Ba and Cisse in the middle. Hopefully we get Remy and keep Ba coz’ that would then enable us to have too world class attacking players in HBA /Remy supporting and supplying Cisse and Ba.

  • 43 APBWA // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Team against Man U away (hopefully)

    Simpson Williamson Coloccini Santon
    Anita Tiote Marveaux
    Obertan Cisse Ameobi

    Surely Cisse deserves a chance in the central role where he was so effective last season. Ba needs to learn it is a team game, give him a kick up the arse a la everton away

  • 44 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM


    Good points, Pardew’s lack of initiative in establishing a workable system has left Cisse in poor form, which means Pardew has little leverage to threaten Ba’s starting position or role for that matter. He’s in a situation where he HAS to rely on Ba now until Cisse returns to form.

    Ba and Cisse are opposite personalities it seems as well. Ba seems much more keen to go for it and be stubborn/headstrong while Cisse plays best when he’s content.


    I hope so!

  • 45 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    @ Dannyo

    I don’t think they were booing Cisse but because he was subbed off for Shola which turned out to be the right move in the end

  • 46 toonking // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    dannyo i think the boos might have been aimed more at the decision to take cisse of rather than taking ba of i see it everywhere now fans would rather cisse starts as the CF knowing ba is likely to be away.
    we start to look at ba the way lille are with debuchy knowing if he is going to leave then lets just drop him.

  • 47 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    @ APBWA

    Tiote misses the Man U game m8, got another yellow today

  • 48 Fostino // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    we did not look like scoring for most of that game which is a bit worrying and i was very nervous every time they attacked considering the cheap goals we’ve given. lets remeber we were playing the bottom of the table team at home. much better when the attacking threat of obertan & marv came on

    marv should have been starting. he deserves that. certainly for the next movie, obertan should probably get the nod over jonas too.

  • 49 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Aye floppy chops said about it but as club do you really confirm it?
    Agree ideally we would keep ba and get remy in

    How is he the bad guy? The club agreed to his clause whilst paying very acerage wages and having policies in place against his knee!
    Do you really think he’s the only player at the club with a clause? I’d put top money on yohan having a clause just like he did with lille

    As for the player interaction i seem to remember more or less the entire squad jumping on him after every goal this season not to mention the constant interviews from hatem and yohan saying what a big part he’s played in them settling in on tyneside and how tight the french contingent at the club are

  • 50 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Tiote is banned……..again……….for the manure game
    Dont think anyones form has been more worrying than tiote’s this season

  • 51 manxpie // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    who is this spiro guy!!? l.ol
    and tsunki harry’s tactics was obviously to keep it 0-0 aslong as possible then bring on the speedy wingers (wright-phillips, hoilett) to get at us when we were tireing but pardew countered that with ober and marv and the rest is history lol

  • 52 APBWA // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    oh aye, perch in for tiote then. Pardew could be forced in starting Marveaux!

    Sylvain Marveaux, Marveaux, Marveaux,
    He passes with precision, precision, precision,
    Sylvain Marveaux, Marveaux, Marveaux,
    He’s our midfield magicican, magicican, magician,
    Na na naaaaa, na na na na naaa

  • 53 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Old arry parked the bus mate similar to what reading did today at city

  • 54 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:22 PM


    That “tightness” seems to be wavering. He seems to dictate an awful lot, the way he dismissed Jonas off the FK today, as if how dare he step up to take it when he is the Almighty Ba, only to roof the bloody thing over the bar.

    I don’t doubt that other players in our squad have clauses, which makes it even more questionable what Ba is doing. Yes he is the bad guy in this situation, I fear this is a situation where I won’t convince you and you won’t convince me, at the end of the day the result will be the same.

    Ba will be sold in January and hopefully the overall performance of the team will improve. While we might not agree that the former is a good thing we all can agree that the latter most certainly would be.

  • 55 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM


    He’s an English speaking journalist that works in France covering Ligue 1 so perhaps he is taking 2+2 and coming up with 5.

    But there could be some truth in it.

  • 56 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Seeing reports that Marseille have hiked Remy’s transfer fee to 15m, what the hell.

  • 57 manxpie // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    cheers ruddy take these kinda things with a pinch of salt but be nice if true

  • 58 beefman13 // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    3 points, and weather you win 6-0 or 1-0 thats all you get so that is obviously the most important thing.

    Thing is the team that started that game today would imo relegate us, why has our manager got to be so bloody negative at home, not one shot did rob green have to save in the first 60 min.

    What is this fascanation with jonas guttierez and james perch, perch`s daft pass to williamson in the last seconds nearly cost us badly, but all he done was float about the pitch trying to put a foot in jonas hasnt a clue what he is going to do when he recieves the ball, what must marv be thinking watching them two start every game, marveaux is different class and should surely be rewarded with a start and a run of games.

    WE should always have attacking width at home and that starting eleven was taking us nowhere, i am loosing patience with our manager, i dont think he has a clue most of the time, we scraped past very poor QPR, and we would not have won that game if he did not make the changes he did, they pulled him out of what would have been a disaster. changes are needed big style in the new year or that manager is going to dig a WHOLE THAT DEEP HE WONT BE ABLE TO GET OUT.

  • 59 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    And if he’s not sold?

  • 60 Spreadthetoon // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Difficult to know what comes out of the club these days….did they confirm the details…..possibly after huge media speculation….do I think it was shrewd move by DL/MA…..absolutely not…..does it give BA and his agents leverage….Yes. Remember the furore after the Everton match……I can tell you Fergie would not stand for that so why should Pardew…..

    Personally I am not convinced with Pardew and he is going to have to work very hard to convince me in the 2nd half of this season that he is worthy of such a long contract. At the time I thought it was not a bad idea but with hindsight I think a revolving contract of 3 years would have been better….but then again we know how great DL/MA are with contracts then……don’t we!

    IMO Cisse is a natural goal scorer not a winger, so why play a player with his abilities completely out of position. If you gonna play Ba/Cisse as strikers then do so, they’re not adaptable elsewhere. I’d rather is 4-5-1 than 4-4-2! Our mid-field is devoid of creativity so I think Sissoko would be an ideal solution.

  • 61 t00ntime // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    @89noc that was always the price, the rumour was a deal had been agreed for 10mil+marv (so around 15). How ever the rumours were lies and apparantly we arent in advanced talks at all. Though the new rumour is that remy would welcome a transfer cause he wants first team football. *cough debuchy2*

  • 62 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:33 PM


    Then I will seriously question Pardew’s judgement, perhaps question myself and whether I am right about the Ba situation but the way I see it, the important thing is to improve the fluidity of our play and the only way I see that happening is moving Ba on, but if we can do that with him still at the club, playing more like the player he was last season then I will be content.

    However, I cannot see a situation where that is possible and as such I think he needs to be moved on so we can allow Cisse a proper crack at CF without feeling pressurised from a whiny Ba who refuses to play LW demanding to play CF.

  • 63 stretchintoon // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    a wins a win & when perspective tagets see were not right at the bottom of the table it could help there decision to join us,so come on remy,sissoko & debuchy get your pens out & put your dabs on the dotted line…HWTL..

  • 64 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    WE were not booing Cisse we were booing cos he was taken off.
    WE sang his name when he went to sit down.
    With both Perch and Tiote missing Man-ure game its a chance to start with Marvo who should be starting every game and Obertan.
    Still think Ameobi is a twenty minute player to bring on at the end.

    Could be interesting if Anita, Marvo and Obertan run at Man-ure defence

  • 65 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Agreed sissoko would be a great addition to the squad especially to a midfield that looks so flat and uninspired at the moment anita is carrying our midfield, tiote has been a passenger so far this season

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Is perchinio missing? I thought he served his ban vs wigan?

  • 67 Spreadthetoon // Dec 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Agreed Anita has been class but as for Tiote I think he did well today and well last match. Problem is he does pick up cards, that’s part of his game and you have to accept that…….similar to Roy Keane in that regard but I would never want to curb the character of Tiote which I think regrettably AP appears to have done. We’ve got excellent cover anyway with Bigi….Anita is a natural play maker but he has settled down well into the EPL and for me has been our most consistent player.
    As for transfers if we got the following and lost no one I’d be delighted with:-
    M’bwia – Montpellier I think – basically can fit anywhere along the back 4 – 1st choice
    Debuchy – nuff said – 3rd choice
    Sissoko – CAM pure class and exactly the type of player we need – 2nd choice
    Remy – looking less likely unless we loose Ba and Marv – not really interested in a Marv swap – would like to keep the lad, has bags of promise!

  • 68 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    You could well be right – I’m sure I read that Tiote, Perch and Jonas were one booking away from a match ban

    One of the scribes that contribute will correct me

  • 69 jimmynufc1892 // Dec 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Ed Newcastle actually have 20 points from 18 games mate

  • 70 obatoyou // Dec 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    missed the game, but well done boys keep up the good work moit!~

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