Simply Shocking Newcastle Display – Lose 2-0 At Brighton


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This was simply a shocking performance by a Newcastle side this afternoon, who were out played, out fought and out coached by a Brighton team who were easily the much better side today. And to make things worse Shola Ameobi managed to get himself sent off in the second half so we have only one experienced striker available for the vital Norwich City game next Saturday – but if our lads play anything like they did today – it will be the 10th league loss in 12 games as things at Newcastle seem to be falling apart.

And in three FA Cup campaigns at Newcastle, manager Alan Pardew has lost to three lower division sides – twice to Brighton and once to Stevenage, and the sad thing today is that it wasn’t really a big shock that Newcastle lost this game.

Alan Pardew picked a lot of fringe players for this FA Cup tie at Brighton, and we wonder if he thought the team he put out could win the game, and he’s obviously protecting the PL players, but we need wins – to regain some pride and confidence around our club.

This was Newcastle’s 11th defeat in the last 16 games with just two wins, and things are not good at the moment, and we saw four years ago that when you keep losing games players get to know how to lose games and they lose their confidence – and become a really poor side.

Newcastle looked a really poor side today – with no confidence at all – and it’s quite a comedown from last season, and make no mistake – Alan Pardew now has a huge job on his hands to restore confidence to a team that is simply falling apart.

On 8 minutes Newcastle were finding it hard to get going and after just eight minutes Perch headed off the line.

And then on 16 minutes a great shot from a narrow angle on the right wing from Lopez, as Brighton were easily controlling the game.

On 33 minutes Brighton went ahead and it was a sloppy goal that Newcastle concede. as the ball seemed to be going our of play on Brighton’s left wing.

But nobody told former English International Wayne Bridge, who chased the ball and beat Williamson to it, and he put over a beautiful cross to Orlandi, whose first touch wasn’t good, but with his back to goal,  he flicked the ball into the goal past Elliot.

Brighton continued to dominate the game until half time, with Gabby Obertan maybe looking Newcastle’s biggest threat, but the team looked like a side lacking in confidence, and it was a tame and uncoordinated performance.

At half time Alan Pardew brought on Nile Ranger and Paul Dummett for James Perch and Mehdi Abeid, and it was a Newcastle debut for Newcastle-born Dumnmet who’s just come back from a good spell on loan at St. Mirren.

Newcastle were definitely the inferior side at Brighton today and were well beaten by second division art Brighton today, and the fringe players who played in this game did absolutely  nothing to further their claims as potential Newcastle first teamers down the road.

Shola Ameobi was given a yellow card after 47 minutes for a foul on Gary Dicker in the middle of the field, and then more disaster struck Newcastle after 61 minutes when Shola Ameobi made a lazy tackle on Lopez, and he got his second yellow card – and was sent off – so Newcastle have one experienced striker in their ranks after Demba Ba joined Chelsea yesterday.

It wasn’t too bad a tackle from Shola, but everything seems to be going wrong for Newcastle these days.

On 70 minutes the in-form Sylvain Marveaux replaced Gabby Obertan and that was Newcastle’s last change.

Newcastle were starting to press for the equalizer and a left win cross from Sammy Ameobi was deflected by a Brighton defender almost into his own goal and the goalkeeper made a great save. Newcastle were playing better with 10 men than they did with a full complement of players.

But then after 87 minutes Brighton got the second goal through Hoskins, and Mike Williamson was hopelessly on the wrong side of  Hoskins, and he slotted the ball home nicely – between Elliot’s legs.

This was yet another pitiful performance by Newcastle, and Alan Pardew will need to buck his squad up, as this loss will do nothing for the Newcastle cause, which now must be to preserve our Premier League status this season.

But there again Alan Pardew put a second team out for this game – and we picked up another loss – the 11th defeat in the last 16 games and  his team selection makes a mockery of his claims to try to do well in the FA Cup this season.

And at the end of this game Newcastle seemed to have given up and Brighton could well have added to their score, although Nile Ranger almost scored near the death – but the goalkeeper made a good save.

This was a simply shocking performance from Newcastle – where has the Geordie pride gone?

Alan Pardew should issue an apology to the almost 2,000 faithful Newcastle fans who made the journey down to Brighton to watch this tripe – it simply is not good enough.

Teams:

Brighton and Hove Albion (4-3-3): Casper Ankergren; David Lopez, Gordon Greer, Adam El-Abd, Wayne Bridge; Dean Hammond (Andrew Crofts 82), Liam Bridcutt, Gary Dicker; Andrea Orlandi (Kazenga LuaLua 60), Craig Mackail-Smith (Will Hoskins 71), Ashley Barnes
Subs not used: Tomasz Kuszczak, Lewis Dunk, Will Buckley, Stephen Dobbie

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; James Tavernier, Mike Williamson, James Perch (Paul Dummett 46), Davide Santon; Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita; Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid (Nile Ranger 46), Gabriel Obertan (Sylvain Marveaux 71); Shola Ameobi (c)
Subs not used: Tim Krul, Shane Ferguson, Romain Amalfitano, Adam Campbell

Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Bookings: Brighton – Hammond (23); Newcastle – Abeid (40), Shola Ameobi (48)

Sendings off: Brighton – none; Newcastle – Shola Ameobi (62)

Attendance: 21,740 (1,978 Newcastle)



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502 comments so far

  • marco2662

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #1

    1st 🙂

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  • geoff777

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #2

    P45 for Pardew!

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  • CisseIsALegend

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Disastrous

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  • Toon XI

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Season is on the brink. Next few matches decide our fate. If we come away with zero points then it is over.

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  • spennymoor-mag

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed what u on mate. Why post that vote for best player and then write this article u gimp!

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    W6 is really poor

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #7

    yorkshire

    we weren’t doing any better when those players were fit and playing in the endless hoofball 442 of ba and cisse.
    we finally switched back to 433 but played people in the wrong positions, ie cisse right wing!!!

    Why do some people keep burying ther heads in the sand and accept mediocrity.

    Would take di matteo, blanc, solskjaer, poyet, martinez in a heart beat

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #8

    =’W6 is really poor’

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  • JackButler

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Sacking Pardew gets us no where as the board would fail to back who ever they brought in, it’s time people realised that our youngster are simply no good enough at the moment, but knowing this Ashley still refuses to invest in the team to allow the youngster time to develop.
    Go past our best 11 and we are a very, very poor squad

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  • geoff777

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #10

    A cup run can create a buzz we needed a lift.

    Idiot Pardew.

    Relegation battle now.

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Why would anyone on this blog want to watch video highlights. Come On let it go for once.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #12

    p45 too good firing squad more like it

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  • nick_9

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #13

    I feel for the fans who travelled today and followa ua through thick and thin. i find it painful enough to sit through 90 minutes at sjp every home game so to travel so far and witness that is diabolical and unrewarding.

    Even the commentator said it himself you need a squad in the premier league and that wasn’t a good enough performance for a Newcastle second string. If we can expect our second string to do even remotely good against a championship side then they aren’t fit to be a second string. How do we expect three or four of them to step in against the big teams in the league if they are that shambolic against a lower league side. The squad is a joke and it makes the whole Derek llambias purple talk even more of a joke.

    We need two first team players ASAP and then as many as four squad players which will no doubt take us two years to get. Mike Ashley is halting our progress and Alan Pardew couldn’t motivate a hungry dog to eat its dinner

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #14

    pardew must go…FFS…sack him before players start putting in transfer requests..

    & wilimason.. horrible horrible defender.. i was so happy when we got rid off smith, butt, etc..but now we have the same bullshit in wiliamson..

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Rotonda heights /

    its a flying visit,,

    just wanted to here the muppets defending pardew,,

    good to see the still here,, they make up better excuses than pardew,, i lve the one , “our second string”

    poor 🙁

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  • CisseIsALegend

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #16

    How on earth did we buy debuchy ?!?! Did he not see any of our performances this season?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda

    I think anyone with a few brain cells can see that Pardew is not going anyway. I would hope that those defending him are doing so because they’re just desperate to see things in a positive light – rather than they actually believe everything’s OK.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    so ashamed of being a geordie ffs

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Looks like Pardew didn’t want the complication of an FA cup run….

    And Kets, Abeid played! And got hooked off at half time….

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #20

    It does not matter who manages NUFC. The board will not back them. Don’t know what people expect. Why not blind fold Pardew, tie his hands behind his back and tell him to get on with it.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Seen this earlier, makes sense.

    If you turned up to work, but didnt put a shift in, slacked off and didnt meet any objectives, you’d get critisism. If you keep doing that you get sacked.
    Is that your fault or your managers?

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #22

    I believe if Pardew took over at Barcelona he would have them in the bottom half of the table in 18 months, he simply doesnt know how to get a team playing good football.

    It is pretty much as simple as that.

    He is an absolute duckegg.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Was last season a dream or did it actually happen ?

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #24

    @rotonda. I agree that pardew is not the man who can take us to any sort of glory. We need a new modern manager. Hell even Gus Poyer would do better lol.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #25

    wonder what poor old hughton makes of it!!
    sackd for being 11th

    Fatigue my a..e ! W’eve gone out of both cups in round 1

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  • brighter

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Debuchy said….. Should i play in this team??

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #27

    @rotonda. I agree that pardew is not the man who can take us to any sort of glory. We need a new modern manager. Hell even Gus Poyet would do better lol.

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  • Klam3r

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #28

    There are so many managers that are better than Pardew, and some would even cost less in wages. I also belive there are lots of managers willing to manage our squad of players under this regime, and do it a h3ll of a lot better than Pardew.

    If i were a scum fan i would write the opposite. “Give Pardew time. He’ll learn. Don’t judge him before the season endes etc”. Well, if not relegated we will loose some of our players. Even our captain has said we play destructive. That says it all!

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  • geoff777

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Why are people going to turn up to watch this team?

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  • stripes1009

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Toothless, spineless, clueless & useless. Championship here we come!!!!

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Caychy how many of that team would you pick if everyone was fit? Of course it was a second team.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #32

    cant u see just stop going ass wipe of an owner will realise

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  • two steps forward one step back

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Catchy

    F off you troll

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #34

    John Tudor –
    We’re all ashamed you’re a Geordie.

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Omg u guys are the most fickle fans ever. You all blame
    Pardew like thousands blame the one we speak so highly of. Remember fans wanting a certain manager to be fired because we didnt do aswell as fans thought. Sir bobby.

    Firing pardew wud be stupid. You all blame long ball but the last 3 games our Ateam hasnt played hoofball. They have passed it around and we have lost cause of defensive lapses we can only
    Hope debuchy starts to fix that problem.

    WAIT TILL NORWICH WHEN WE HAVE (almost) FULL TEAM. We will pass it around (again). Then judge pardew.

    We had a bteam
    (perch, tav, elliot, bigi, obertan, shola, sammy, abeid all b team (and williamson is just useless)) pardew didnt want the win imo

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  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    This performance was a typical feeble performance by Newcastle in the FA Cup. Look at the stats since we last won the trophy nearly 60 years ago. The League Cup record is even worse. And the league isn’t up to much either.

    The club can change its managers, its owners, its board and even its players but the results are always the same in cup competitions.

    That old fool in Manchester had a point. The size of our crowd and fan base especially away from home masks an almost total failure by the club to win honours.

    We keep on supporting the club because it’s our heritage, in our blood, in our character but we have to acknowledge that we are exceedingly poor at winning trophies. Todays result is just another poor result in the cup alongside a long list of poor results.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Are fringe players are awful but or first team is amazing! Unfortunately we are having to rely on the fringe players for now

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  • thai-mag

    Jan 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #38

    it’s time now to cut our losses now, we must sell all our top earning players in january and prepare for the championship, because there’s no way the 1 or 2 players pardew wants is going save this lot from the drop

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  • Cisse09

    Jan 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #39

    @conaldo… Gr8 point! Of course it’s the gaffas evry time!

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  • spennymoor-mag

    Jan 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Jackbutler

    Howay mate smell the smelling salts!! I backed pardew. But now just watching his interviews make me cringe. He is clueless mate

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