Manager – We Have Bodies Back This Week – I’m Confident


It’s going to be such an important game against Reading at St. James’ Park tomorrow,  assuming an expected snowfall doesn’t have the match  called off, and certainly 3 points will be fantastic for Newcastle,  and will help give our lads the confidence they need to start picking up more points to get away from the relegation zone.

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Steven Taylor – should be back in the squad tomorrow

For the game tomorrow Newcastle will have three good players back – Yohan Cabaye and Shola Ameobi are expected to start the game, and Steven Taylor should also make the squad, and will probably start the game on the bench.

That’s good news for Newcastle, and certainly our defense needs to tighten up a lot,  since it may prove difficult to score goals with Demba Ba gone, unless a certain Papiss Cisse can hit his stride,  like he did in the second half of last season.

Alan Pardew was again upbeat as he talked to the local press today:

“We are not too far away now from last season and we have been involved in some tough games.”  “Unfortunately through lack of depth and not having three players on the bench that can affect results, we have ended up on the wrong side of some scorelines.”

“We are a lot stronger this week and have some bodies back. The bench is a lot stronger. It makes me more confident.” “If I can keep what I have now and hopefully Ben Arfa and Chieck comes back, plus get a couple of bodies as well, ask me if we’ll get 40 points – the answer is for sure.”

It’s good news that Steven Taylor is back, because he will help the Newcastle defense become tighter unit, and don’t be surprised if Mike Williamson starts playing well, which we’ve noticed happens when his place is under threat.

But that’s all good news for Newcastle, but first things first – and the only thing that really matters right now – is that we can beat Reading tomorrow and make it eight points between the two clubs – that would be a good start.

Howay The Lads!!

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39 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    im not

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Catchy…I wouldn’t say I’m confident at this point either. Right message from Pardew though imo.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    So if Shola is a starter are we playing a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 with Cisse on the RW?

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  • hotdog

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    me neither – on being tired of the Transfer Window, im practically in a coma here ffs.

    Anybody else having trouble with the mobile app on the iphone. Kicks me out when looking at posts and how the hell do you log in??

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  • toonluvva

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s snowing heavily here in Gosforth as I am posting this. I’d be quite happy to have the match postponed to allow STaylor to get fitter, and even for some else to sign up for us.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Good news. We need a leader on the pitch tomorrow to pull the lads through.

    I think cabaye will be that man, giving orders from the middle of the park.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Shola to start. LOL. Ed, such a card!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Re post
    toonarmydownsouth // Jan 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Richyg01
    What and you think under adkins we’d rocket up the table to europe?
    Im all for making a positive management change, but for one that takes us forward not sideways or backwards

    Roblee
    For me if were looking for young exiting players we should be scouting more in the german and dutch leagues
    The spanish and italian league players command big fee’s and big wages usually

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  • nufcusa

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #9

    If Shola starts and Cisse plays wide then my support of Pardew will wobble massively.

    Needs to be:
    Krul
    Debuchy
    Taylor
    Colo
    Santon
    Anita
    Cabaye
    Jonas
    Marv
    Obertan
    Cisse

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  • Thump

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #10

    @hotdog: it’s because the posts load independently from the rest of the page. Most mobiles simply don’t have enough memory to deal with it. I think there’s some old ones installed too which is causing a bit of a conflict.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11

    So have bought anyone this afternoon? 🙂

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  • rainrix

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Well at least he didn’t say “like a new signing”, wouldn’t want any more ammunition now would we 🙂

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  • boater

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #13

    I’d play Shola and Cisse – we need experience and goalscorers on the pitch and Shola can hold the ball up for Cisse plus gives us some aerial clout at both ends. 4-3-3 worked with benny and ba – but with marveaux and obertan, very powder puff.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Jesper..

    Yes, a lad called Nigel Obody.

    Shirt already assigned.

    N. Obody
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  • outsidethebox

    Jan 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #15

    cabaye back is good news …think midfield will be ok …
    stevie back also good news but another centre back is needed to get thru to end of season …shola back ..well another foreward is needed as i m o shola and ranger are plan b,s

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  • hotdog

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Thump – Cheers for that never happened before though, just when the new style came in!! How the hell do you log in then? I thought i was OK with technology but maybe im getting to old haha

    TOONLUVA – Agreed if we can get Hatem back aswell, i wouldnt mind if it is was off!

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #17

    8 points from a possible 33 points in the last 13 games…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza…haha very funny 😉

    …you could tour with that act.

    Any interesting rumors?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Jesper…I’m not giving up my day job. Not really any interesting rumours that I’ve seen.

    Atkins has been fired from Soton.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Sholas shite and lazy and is anything but a good example, why dont some people see this. Went to Stoke and they couldnt get rid quick enough, they were in the championship at the time.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #21

    *adkins

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #22

    I am sorry but Shola should be nowhere near the team

    Reading are a poor poor team we should be attacking them from the off like we did against Man Utd and Arsenal with 5 in the midfield when we dont have the ball and 433 when we do

    If Shola comes back in and Marveux drops out to accomodate him thats it i have no more faith in Pardew and I will be firmly in the Pardew out brigade

    I can understand Jonas playing because he offers security for Santon and Debuchy getting forward which i can see a lot of that 2moro

    But we need to control the midfield so Cabs Anita and Marveux in the middle and Jonas and Obertan playing on the wings

    Although i would have Jonas on the right and Ober on the left

    Although i can just image us playing

    Cabs
    Jonas
    Perch
    Anita

    and Shola and Cisse up front meaning we will play long balls and be toothless up front

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #23

    *8 points from a possible 39 points

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  • hotdog

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Afternoon Ibiza – Bet you wish you could sledging 😛

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah, I heard that one. Does make you wonder (they are very serious about stay up by the looks of it)

    …I thought he’d done well though, but maybe it’s Houghton all over again?

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Steven Taylor and Shola Ameobi.

    Thats our 2 new signings in the 2 key positions available!

    We are saved!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #28

    When are we playing tomorrow (future time please :-))

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #29

    I just don’t get what it is with Shola, he’s been at the club through a hole heap of managers, but every single one of them has seen something in him and given him a place in the squad, why do we not see anything in him on the pitch?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Hotdog…Oh yes, the envy is eating away at me 🙂

    Jesper….Seems bizarre to me, much like Hoots I guess.

    Don’t really know much about their replacement, does anybody know if he is an improvement?

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Let me get this right, is Pardew now saying if we are unlucky and pick up some injuries again, he cant do anything to stop us being relegated, i think thats what he’s saying.

    Bellend.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Good players coming back – yes. All fired up – probably not.

    No fire in this teams belly and starting Shola under the circumstances would feel like adding insult to injury.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Tuff…everyone’s a comedian I see 😉 lol

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  • DokToon

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #34

    dammit ibiza, i spit my coffee on my computer after i figured that one out, you owe me for damages, lol…

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  • boater

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Shola should be our 4th choice but he’s not. that’s not his fault, and he’s put himself on the line for the cause so often. Anyone who can’t see what he offers hold-up play wise during times like this completely lacks tactical perspective of any form.

    I read Santonthenewmaldini the other day saying – ‘so he scored a goal against QPR ‘ whoopy do’.. that would be a goal to win us our one game in 14.. what a sickening way to hear fellow ‘supporters’ talk.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #36

    AP ” we are not too far away from last season” anybody know what that means ? not being funny , but i dont get that remark!

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  • BennygivesmeTinglyBalls

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m not against Pardew but i think he lacks cojones. If he did our best starting line up would be:
    ———————-Krul
    Debuchy—-Taylor–Colo—Santon
    —————-Anita—-Bigi
    Obertan——–Cabaye—–Marveaux
    ——————-Cisse
    Anyone who wants guti to play is seriously deluded, awful winger. We might as well play with 10. If Shola starts, then Pardew has really bottled it. Lets sign, Sissoko, Mwbia and a pacy winger/striker. And with everyone back from injuries we can still get top 10. We just need a couple of back to back wins and we will rocket up the table. Easy…

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  • reccerobbo

    Jan 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #38

    @hotdog u need to go to the bottom of your page then change modile theme off then once on home page log In before changing back to mobile theme on again!

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #39

    play 4-3-3. keep shola as impact sub

    Shola is NOT FIT to play more than 35 mins

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