Pardew Praises Obertan And Marveaux


All three of Newcastle’s second half substitutes yesterday helped turn the game in Newcastle’s favor over those last 30 minutes – Shola Ameobi scored a wonderful goal to win the game, Gabby Obertan made some threatening runs down the left wing – and Sylvain Marveaux showed some terrific skill and was only inches wide of a post with a great free kick from  just outside the box.

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Gabby Obertan – looked sharp yesterday

Alan Pardew has already said that Shola saved his Christmas, and Alan also had some good words to say about the two Frenchmen after the game:

“It is difficult for me as manager of such a big football club to express how important it was to win this game.” “The players have brought a feel-good factor into the dressing room and they deserve it. We have done better over the last four or five games and today we got our rewards.”

“I felt we had better option on the bench for this game.” “Sylvain Marveaux has looked a lot crisper, while Gabriel Obertan gives us some pace and is positive.”

Sylvain has been linked in a player exchange deal for Marseilles striker Loic Remy in Jnauary, but maybe Newcastle need to keep him,  since he seems to be coming into some good form for the side, and after all – the lad’s had a lot of injuries over the last couple of years, and only now does he seem to be entirely injury free.

It’s good to have Gabby back too, because he gives speed and skill tio our side, and it’s something we need at Newcastle right now.

Both Frenchmen deserve their praise from the manager after putting up a good show once they were brought on yesterday.

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185 comments so far

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m Shola’s biggest critic, but fair play to the man, that goal was a class finish. It could be worth £60m at the end of the season.
    He has made my Christmas.
    Happy Christmas to you all.

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  • Fostino

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    krul

    santon willo colo jonas

    anita tiote marv

    ba cisse obertan

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  • Made a ma beed

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Good post Novo! Al the best to you as well.
    The 3 subs made a massive difference, they all looked composed and totally changed the game.

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  • offthelinebydabizas

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Hello lads not been on for a while great win yesterday its lovely to see old saggy mush getting beat and moaning about his massively overated and overpaid players not getting what he thinks they deserve because hes the manager now personally cant stand the man but all this talk about demba ba and loyalty hes been totally loyal to us up to now hes just like 99% of every other player he just thinks he deserves more money and hes right look at rooney £250k a week and not at the same level goals wise as ba is granted he’s not worth that much but is definitely worth what hes asking for and as for his “dodgy knee” expectantly ready to blow up that could happen to any professional football player at any time so that cant be an excuse I hope he stays maybe he has to go because him and cisse cant play together well its gerard and lampard again for england play one or the other but not both it depends on the opposition and I think pardew knows that but you have to play the in form forward where he is best and cisse is not there this season but just wait till we get benny and cabaye back then you’ll see both players flourish like last season and I don’t think pardews got it wrong with the two players so far so fingers crossed he stays and we will see merry xmas everyone and all the best for the new year HWTL

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  • ToonBano

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Yea the subs won us the game.

    The thought of starting those attacking, creative players never entered his head though eh? Making the result a lot easier and entertaining all round. 90 mins of quality instead of 15.

    Chump

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  • bottle

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    “Marveaux has looked a lot crisper”
    Interesting choice of words. I reckon it means Pards is making a lot of demands of Marv in training to get him up to EPL form and stamina. Marv says in the French article he found training hard coming back so I think the club are just trying to get him to a level where his fitness and toughness means he is less injury prone.
    Might be why he is more likely to get 30 mins than 90 mins just now and why he has tended to disappear in games earlier this season. He just wasn’t fully match fit and they were worried he’d have a recurrence of his injury so bring him in slowly (like Benny last year).

    All those slagging off the management take note – there is usually a simple explanation that isn’t a conspiracy

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Start them next game !!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Well then you know what to do then Mr Pardew… start Obertan & Marveaux

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  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Marveaux probably did more in his brief time on the pitch than all the other players, possibly except Anita.

    Marveaux should play alongside Anita together with a defensive midfield player be that Tiote or Perch.

    Marveaux is the only player at the moment who is left footed who can play in the middle of the park. Playing there he has shown that he has the skills to get past an opposition player (or two) and has the vision and accuracy to pick a pass to a colleague.

    He should start against ManU together with Anita and Perch in midfield with Obertan and Jonas on the wings with Ba or Cisse upfront.

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  • bottle

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    ToonBano

    The idea of tactical substitutions is that they actually do change the game. They did and we won, so what’s yer beef ?

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #11

    @offthelinebydabizas
    I’m no grammar nazi mate, but if you want your posts to be read, make sure you use the various punctuations and breaks needed in a post to make it more readable.
    I just cannot make out what u’re wanting to say atm.

    This is just constructive critisizm tho, and by no means am i trying to “come down” on u.

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  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Fostino @ 2

    Tiote will be serving a one match ban against ManU.

    Team should be:

    Krul
    Simpson – Williamson – Colo – Santon
    Obertan – Anita – Perch- Marveaux – Jonas
    Ba

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #13

    yep loving marv atm but in honesty he has never had a full good 90mins so maybe he does need a little more motivation.
    ober again showing what he’s only shown in euro games so far and thats that he is a winger who can cross ! which in honesty is what we do need.
    and shola seems to be getting better if only he could have done it sooner.
    shola/ba strike force for me >.< i'm sorry i really want cisse to be my number 9 and he is a great player but the other 2 are…sorry no way of better wording it …."better" and i know how well cisse played but i would prefere ober/arfa on the wings and cabaye/marv central.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Krul

    Santon Perch Coloccini Gutierrez

    Tiote Anita

    Obertan Abeid Marveaux

    Ba

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  • JDdubai

    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Marveaux should be playing the Cabaye role in a 3 man midfield, just behind the CF. Anita in next to Tiote, at least then we have 1 destroyer, 1 creative player and Anita ion the middle.

    Playing Perch and Tiote kills the team, added to that having Jonas on the wing increases this sadly.

    Need:

    Tiote-Anita
    Obertan-Marveaux-Jonas
    Ba/Cisse

    Jonas wouldnt be so bad as long as we have other outlets like Obertan and Marveaux but when Jonas is the most creative of our midfield, thats when it goes tits up.

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t see why we can’t try a front three of Marveaux, Ba and Obertan. At least they seem clear about what to do and work hard at it. For whatever reason(s), Gutiérrez and Cissé just aren’t producing. They could be kept on the bench as a just-in-case. It might wake them up a bit.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Kets
    Still banging on about abied eh
    He’s looked average at best for the reserves no where near PL standard

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  • bottle

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Blog Troll

    1.(n) -A pathetic and moronic person who maintains a blog with an unhealthy obsessive-compulsive drive. The content of their blogs usually includes events and items that no sane person would care about.

    2.(n) -A depraved individual who sits in front of a computer all day and posts flames of an idiotic or pseudo-intellectual nature on public forums and private websites. Many of these people actually become emotional about what is said on the afore-said mediums and feel it is their duty to punish those who disagree with them.

    And specifically:

    Toon Blog Troll

    1. Any supposed supporter who thinks that the team losing or certain players getting injured is in the short or long term interests of the club.

    2. Any supposed supporter who repeatedly posts unrealistic and unachievable lists of transfer targets and slags off the management or owners when these do not materialise.

    3 Any supposed supporter who repeatedly predicts we will lose against all opposition but particularly top performing sides and then posts ‘I told you so’ comments justifying slagging off management inadequacies when we do actually lose. This category is aka an ego troll

    Take your pick

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  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #19

    JDdubai @ 15

    Totally agree.

    Jonas is fine when he plays on the wing because of his link up play and defensive duties with Santon. But to use him instead of Marveaux in midfield is a mistake.

    Marveaux is the nearest we have to Cabaye. He plays well alongside Anita provided there is a defensive midfield player behind the two of them.

    I think Obertan has earned his place against ManU. It’s also his old club and I’m sure he will want to impress.

    I agree with you about Ba/Cisse. It’s either one or the other but not both especially away from home.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Marveaux deserves to be in the team every week, even when Cabae returns. I’m a fan of Abeid. He is our most promising youngster.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #21

    pardew knows BA is of in jan. for the next couple of games give cisse a chance in the middle and see if he can reproduce his goalscoring touch. he is an out and out striker not a right winger. think of this: if you have the worlds best cheff in your restaraunt and you make him the soux cheff what a wast of talent right. what is the differance with Big Pappiss Cisse?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Ba’s off to PSG in a swap deal with Gameiro.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Williamson and Simpson are off to Forest and Fulham.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #24

    ketsbaia9
    what planet are you on mate

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  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Ketsbaia9 @ 20

    Disagree.

    I think Bigi is our most promising youngster. He looks very comfortable and assured when he has played in the first team.

    As good as Abeid is he is well down the midfield pecking order. He needs to be farmed out to another team to get regular games.

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  • GeordieDan

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #26

    What a surprise!

    All the usual negative, “Pardew out”/”its all a cockney conspiracy” moaners are nowhere to be seen today.

    I must have got my Xmas wishes early this year. 😀

    Pardews tactics and substitutions worked to help a very nervous Newcastle side get the 3 points we deserved.

    I bet that really hurts some of the pathetic whiners on here. Never mind though eh, shame you’ll have something positive to endure over Xmas!

    YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!

    Merry Xmas to all the fantastic REAL supporters.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Slank
    I don’t even think Abeid is good enuf for another Premiere League Club. He needs to go out to a Championship Club mate

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  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #28

    proudtobageordie @ 24

    I think it is not unreasonable, as Kets points out, that Ba could be playing for PSG.

    PSG have the money and ambition. Ba is French and his home town is Paris (I believe).

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  • ToonBano

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #29

    bottle #18

    Have you even read my blog more than once?

    Since when do I make claims as to making unrealistic signings? Since when do I just claim we are going to lose and then have ‘told you so’ attitude once we do? I dont even know what the first thing you said means, anyone?

    I am assuming your making reference to my latest post about not expecting anything from Man U or Arse games. Not a bold claim is it?

    Plus when I say we should be signing European class players to make us a European class team. What exactly were Cabaye and Ben Arfa like? Lucky breaks. Or this football club signing top players?

    Have a good read around my blog before you label me with assumptions.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Slank.
    Possibley it was the swap part i found amusing.
    Has he forgot his release clause? I don’t think any swap deal will be done with ba

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew Out

    I know what i did this and last summer

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Abeid is a better prospect than Bigi. Pardew only plays Bigi as he signed him himself. Carr signed Abeid. Pardew also favours Obertan over Marveaux. Marveaux and Anita are the ball ball distributors in the team.

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  • GeordieDan

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Indian>

    You talking in riddles for a change?

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  • proudtobageordie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #34

    ketsbaia9
    Bigi has got potential class writing all over him. Oitty i couldn’t say the same about Abeid

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #35

    I also believe that Obertan was a Pardew signing. Alan has his favourites. Gutierrez has struggled this season. I remember when he made his debut against Man Utd in 2008. His pace was frightening in that game. He was taking players on and should’ve had a penalty. He seems to have gone like Michael Owen.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Start with Marvo Anita and Obertan against Man-ure
    Three small quick men running at their defence could cause them a lot of problems.
    Got nowt to lose – play one up front
    Team
    Krul
    Simpson Coloccini, Williamson, Santon
    Perch,
    Anita, Marvo Obertan
    Cisse, Ba
    Bring Shola on as super sub

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  • ToonBano

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Intenet Troll

    Def: In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /?tro?l/, /?tr?l/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion

    Also see bottle #18

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordie Dan

    I KNOW WHO I AM. 😉

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  • Slank

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #39

    proudtobageordie @ 30

    Me too.

    I think PSG have the money to buy who they want without the need to do swop deals.

    I think Ba would get the money he wants with PSG and we wouldn’t have to face him in the premiership. I think Pardew and the club would accept PSG’s money as it probably solves a problem with Cisse.

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #40

    agree on abid he’s a good player but far too average atm he definatly needs to be loaned out for a season or 2 before he gets any place bench/euro spot in the team.
    and i think the same bigi and cambell are our most promising and prob fergie/tav.although i think all but bigi need some loan time.
    and i really hope you right on ba and that he goes abroad if he does go.
    on the maybe upside though remy looks well suited fast good header and good on floor and allways hungry for the ball from what i’ve seen.
    i think we need a nolan/gerrard like captain though in the new recruits maybe looking at anita he may be able to do the job.

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