Real Alarm Bells At Newcastle After Shocking Defeat


Make no mistake about it – this was a shocking loss by Newcastle today after a first half in which Newcastle were much the better side and had 7 shots on target and Reading had none.

But we have now lost 10 of our last 13 league games in the worst run in Newcastle’s Premier League history, and if something doesn’t happen soon to turn this shocker around – we are going to be relegated in May – we’re that bad – and we keep finding ways of losing games – that’s the biggest concern – we should have won this game today – but again we found a way to lose it.

Newcastle United v Reading - Premier League

Yohan Cabaye scores Newcastle’s goal – superb

And there are a lot of fans who will put the responsibility for this defeat firmly at the feet of manager Alan Pardew. who substitutions in the second half seemed to open up the chance for reading – and they took it.

When teams lose 10 of 13 league games it affects their confidence and ability to win games, and that’s why it’s so hard to get out of the relegation zone – and Newcastle are now deeply in relegation trouble – and we have no idea if we can survive a second relegation in four years.

A superb Yohan Cabaye free kick in the first half put Newcastle ahead and Papiss Cisse was unlucky three times, when goalkeeper Federeci made three great saves – otherwise the game could have been out of reach for Reading before half time.

But two goals in 7 minutes (71st and 77th minutes) in the second half by substitute Adam Le Fodre, who was brought on after 70 minutes, gave Reading a famous victory and their third win in four game s- so they are surging at the right time.

It’s all very difficult to watch these games, and believe me – it’s even more difficult having to write about it afterwards – but this was the worst possible result for Newcastle today, and if Colo leaves in January the sky is definitely falling in.

Apart from that we’re in great shape.

We are now in real jeopardy of being relegated this season, and we have most of our players back now – so no excuses about injuries – please – and this was always my worry – that we have got so used to losing games, that even with our best players back, we continue to lose games.

And if Pardew cannot turn this thing around in the next two or three games we could even see a new manager at the club, and it could come even quicker if we find a way to lose at Villa Park a week on Wednesday night – as we did this afternoon at home.

That would not be good since we’ll also lose local lads John Carver and Steve Stone – but a couple more losses against Villa and Chelsea, and it could happen.

10 defeats in 13 games when we have taken only 7 points out of 39 points is not good – and we’re headed for the bottom if we cannot stop this terrible slide down the league table.

We thought we could get the win today – especially the way that first half went.

We cannot believe that Mike Ashley will stand by and let the team be relegated again – not with all that money being pumped into Premier League clubs – and we know Mike likes the money.

A shocking, unbelievable result this afternoon.

Let’s hope this is bad as it gets this season.

And that was Reading’s very first away win of the season, and now only Newcastle have not won away from home in the Premier League this season.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita (Gabriel Obertan 80), Yohan Cabaye (Gael Bigirimana 74); Shola Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux (James Perch 64), Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger

Reading (4-2-3-1): Adam Federici; Stephen Kelly, Alex Pearce, Adrian Mariappa, Ian Harte; Mikele Leigertwood, Danny Guthrie (Adam Le Fodre 70); Jobi McAnuff (c), Garath McCleary (Hope Akpan 64), Jimmy Kebe; Pavel Pogrebnyak
Subs not used: Stuart Taylor, Chris Gunter, Sean Morrison, Jem Karacan, Noel Hunt
Referee: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 49,411



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106 comments so far

  • krijo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew need to leave! what a joke of a manager. He has no tactical knowledge what so ever!! doesn’t matter if Cabaye or Marv was injured or tired! Why the fakk bring on 2 CDM when we need a win!!!?? Please Ashley, have a brain and sack Pardew before its to late…..

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  • Toon_Jock

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Bentekke & Lukaku to toon!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Roberto di Matteo wouldn’t cost Ashley anything in compensation, we won’t pay for players so there’s no chance of paying for a manager to get out of his contract

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  • Sinner

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Pardew out – just expressing my feelings here.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #5

    PARDEW OUT

    ASHLEY AND LLAMBIAS BURN IN HELL

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  • newcastle10

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    what kind of a manger starts ameobi on the wing when he has a player like obertan to provide some width. why take off marvaux for perch when we had our tails up. den he takes off cabaye for bigirmana and we go 2-1 down. this is not good enough holding out for a 1-0 against reading at home we could of scored 3 or 4 goals today but for pardews negative tactics he needs to go .we need a manager that actually goes to games and play for d win nothing less. what he sees in ameobi is beyond me he clearly cannot control his players. gutierez was tired and really sloppy today but keeps him on instead of marvaux? he clearly dosent have a clue! i remeber wen keegan came back and on his press conference he said i know wat the fans want they want to be entertained we wont hold out for a 1 nill win we want to win by 2 or 3 goals.also when pardew came in he has completly changed tiote. he isnt a patch on d player we seen under hughton. i also taught krul was better under hughton as well as many others i.e guti colo. alan pardew is as bad as iain dowie for gettin teams relegated he has to go blanc or martienez for me

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #8

    our team need a major overhauling
    OUT – Simpson, Williamson, Jonas, Obertan, Shola
    to be replaced by capable players

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  • hallelujah..john tudor john tudor

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #9

    PARDEW OUT

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  • Offkey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    I want Pardew out but the fear of who MA and DL would bring in, is there in equal measure….

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #12

    villa winning, hello championship

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  • nick_9

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh villa are winning too guys, down to 17th as it stands

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    He does have to go, we’ve been patient enough as it is and been loyal for a long time. Stay like this and we’re down, that was near full strength squad today bar HBA and Tiote.

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  • pedro

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    If Pardew wasnt going to play Cabaye for the full 90 or he was injured then fair enough because hes just back from injury but with that in mind dont take off Marv AND Anita! Who else can actually pass a ball?! Perch is there just to tackle and win the ball, Bigi can pass but a big ask for a kid to run things alone and Obertan is like a headless chicken most the time.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope the delegation thats been over in Franace have been trying to get Blanc in as our manager as no amount of signings will save us from the drop under Pardew

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  • nick_9

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Off key my thoughts exactly. I’m so angry with Pardew and the board right now but who would work for Ashley

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  • colwell

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    No manager should still be employed after losing 10 from 12 games.

    Although sources have said Pards can suck the chrome off an exhaust pipe, may explain alot.

    Pardew responded to critics today after leaving Jonas and Shola on. I left Jonas on today as I felt he he deserved it behind closed doors the effort he puts in me is incredible. Shola was left on due to him being a beast, I can’t wait to see him later.

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  • krijo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Great Aston Villa 1-0 up

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #20

    sinner 10 hahaha nice counter

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #21

    I think we all have an opinion on here but come on guys , I’m not bothered who we are signing, it’s not the players coming in that will save us
    We need a new manager , like now

    Give him time to turn it around ,

    This is a slow train crash

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #22

    So, Villa- one of the poorest teams all year, almost embarrassing at times and seen as almost certs for relegation- are currently ahead of us….

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #23

    FOLLOWING NUFC HAS AFFECTED MY PERSONAL LIFE THIS SEASON . MIGHT NEED TO EASE OFF.

    ALL THE BEST GUYS, WILL TAKE SOME TIME OF THE BLOG.

    ONLY 1 SINGLE AIM FOR THIS SEASON NOW
    !!SURVIVAL!!

    FCUK EUROPA GET 19-21 POINTS SOMEHOW

    GOOD BYE

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Sinner

    Only asking if anyone has seen the link mate.

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    marv was piss poor today i thought but he must of known at that point cabs was struggling.. should of been obertan on 4 him not perch

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  • NUFCarter

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #26

    I’ll have a lot more respect of ashley sacks Pardew tomorrow morning

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  • daztoon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Pardew should have been long gone by now he wasn`t good enough to start with

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Indian

    Il keep in touch

    Good luck mate

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  • Sinner

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Indian, same here mate but what kind of fan would you be if you dont support your team in difficult situation.Get a grip!

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  • Ginger

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #30

    It doesn’t matter how we sign, as long as Pardew is in here were not going to win.

    Lets be honest, he’ll still settle for his one nill wins, then when that doesn’t work attempt to settle for a draw, then when that doesn’t work blame something else.

    He’ll still teach us absolutely horrendous set plays.

    He’ll still play Jonas.

    He’s not a good manager, he’s really not. We went from looking like a top four side in the first half, to then a half time talk with Pardew, we then came out looking like a league 2 side.

    He’s an idiot. I really don’t understand how someone could be so stupid. I really don’t get what goes through his head. Starting Shola and Gutti who should not be anywhere near the team. Half the time it seemed like we were playing with nine men. Obertan would have done better then Guti, and Ranger of all people would have done better then Shola.

    Why the hell settle for a one nill lead?! Against arguably the worst team in the league. Why the hell take off the most creative player on the pitch (Marveux) for Perch? Why the hell put on yet ANOTHER CDM in Bigi for Cabaye? Why the hell try to settle for a draw, once again at home, to the worst team in the league?

    Pardew is an idiot, he has no idea what he’s doing. He’s cost us most games playing 4-4-2 with two players that couldn’t work together, now he’s ruining us this way.

    Pardew needs to go.

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  • hallelujah..john tudor john tudor

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #31

    i had a cat that used to shit on the floor , i called it pardew, we tried everything, cat litter tray, potty training, but in the end…PARDEW OUT

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  • Pardew_out

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Sack pardew
    Get di matteo

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #33

    There we’re no leaders on the pitch once Cabaye left.
    He can’t do it alone.

    We’ve had the worst form in the league for a couple of months, all the teams around us are picking up regular points.
    We need a monster transfer period to give the club a boost.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Hatem’s better than Messi

    the biggest signing we could make this season is in the form of a new manager

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  • nufcusa

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #35

    I have been a strong supporter of Pardew and had hoped the return of players would see an impetus in performance and/or result.

    In the last two games nothing has occurred to influence the team positively. Our run of form is disastrous and is spanning almost half a season at its current standing.

    I am a big boy and can honestly say I was wrong. Pardew has to go. His tactics and team selction are a disgrace. I am in the US but I just spoke to my dad who attends all games. You dont know what your dping was heard all ove rthe ground and faith has been lost from both fans and players based on this.

    Ashley is a fool to stick with Pardew. He may not run the club the weay WE would like it run, but he is a business man who wants to keep the business profitable. You cant do that in the championship.

    Ashley knew the team overachieved last year but did not think the decline would be so harsh. he estimated a 10th or 11th place consolidation. Buying players is now now the answer, the cuurent crop have lost faith in Pardew and that is evident from their performances.

    Pardew needs to go and one or two new faces arrive and be allowed to play for a manager that picks the best players not the biggest personalites and sets them into a formation which is clear and understandble.

    Shola wide right…WTF!!

    Do not ask me who I would bring in as I dont know. However, it would have to be someone who knows the Premier League. maybe diMatteo??

    Knowing our luck, it will be Steve Kean!

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #36

    at long last people on this blog seeing sense and finally admitting what a lot of us already knew – hes shit. it is not too late, if ash was to sack pards, get adkins in till end of season- he will keep us up- then take a bit time on appointing a manager to take over full time. makes sense ????????

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  • hallelujah..john tudor john tudor

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #37

    no more cockneys please……blanc would be a class shout

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    naked ebaying always helps me out of a dark hole such as today. nowt quite like sniping a high bidder whilst sat bollok naked

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Well wtf do you say after witnessing that?
    I’ve always supported pardew but he cost us that game today the substituions were baffling! Fair enough cabs may have needed to come off after just coming back from a long lay off but marv for perch was stupid we should of been pushing for a 2nd
    Cant defend it today shocking
    This is the first time i genuinly feel he may be sacked after that result

    Colo should not be wearing the armband with all this sh1t going on he doesnt look intrested at all

    And if we dont bring in a CF were in real trouble relying on cisse plenty of service today but he is just plain lazy makes no runs or just runs like forrest gump sitting miles offside! He has no fight in him never once did he hassle defenders to get goal side or win a header lets be honest without ba we look toothless upfront

    If we did sack pardew we have to be very cautious with who we bring in, atm i feel if we signed say laurent blanc i think it would increase our chances of signing players as no one wants to sign for a sinking ship

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Villa are going above us!

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