Pardew – Fabulous Game – Magpies Simply Magnificent


In one of the best games witnessed at St. James’ Park fr many a long day, a delighted Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was full of praise for his Newcastle team, and especially for new-boy Moussa Sissoko, who scored two second half goals after Newcastle went down 2-1 – and won the game for the Magpies, and Moussa made some breathtaking runs at the Chelsea defense in that second half.

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Moussa Sissoko after scoring late winner

Moussa Sissoko was again the Newcastle hero on his home debut, and this lad is fast becoming a God on Tyneside – and he’s only played two games. 😀

This is what Alan Pardew said immediately after the game this afternoon, in the first back to back league wins for Newcastle this season:

“The whole team was magnificent but it would be silly to ignore the fact that Sissoko announced his presence in the game, not just with his technical quality but his power. It’s been something that’s been missing from the team.

“I don’t have to say too much – his performance spoke for itself.” “It was undoubtedly the game of the season.” “I don’t think we’re going to better that between now and the end. It was a fabulous game. It’s a massive win for us today.”

“When you’re against a top side it’s important to put them off their stride and show no fear and put them under pressure and we did that really well in the first half.”

“Perhaps we should have scored earlier, from Papiss Cisse, but we got the goal.” “We had an intelligence about us today.” “You see the injection a lift can give. The injection of players, the injection of a win. It was a fabulous game.”

There’s no doubt that the influx of French pllyers has had a massive positive impact on the Newcastle squad and the Newcastle team, and while Sissoko will rightly get the headlines – every single Newcastle player today played their hearts out for the side – and with this kind of commitment and classy play – we could climb the table rapidly in the last 13 games of the season.

And so far we’ve won two of our 15 Cup finals – so far so good..

It was simply an unbelievable performance from Newcastle today and Chelsea weren’t too bad either, in what was a thrilling second half – with both teams going all out for the win.

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188 comments so far

  • Paps

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #2

    can’t wait for spurs game now

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #3

    (repeat)
    @woolerbill – intent and context. I think these are important words also, please look them up.

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  • Offkey

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #4

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21209228

    Pards and Bentiez interviews are up on BBC

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  • stockport_toon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Awesome result – for a change I’m looking forward to match of the day!

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  • true toon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    On the way to being safe. Sack AP once we achieved safety. This season hasn’t been good enough.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I loved the celebrations for the 3rd. The togetherness of the squad. Cabaye caressing santons head mbiwa going beserk despite the fact he’s barely. 🙂

    If we could get a win at spurs thats 30 points 10 from safety with plenty of winnable games. If thats the case lets attack europa, we can beat anyone on our day 😉

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #8

    When Europa recommences Pardew better not make the same mistake as last time – fielding key players like HBA, Cabs and Sissoko to the detriment of their league form/fitness. I hope the man has learned his lesson. Besides, Europa gives the likes of Bigi, Sammy, MYM , Anita. Shola and Obertan an opportunity to get some game time and build up their confidence. I really hope Pardew partitions the squad into the league-focused and Europa-focused groups. Otherwise it’ll be dejavu all over again

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  • JackButler

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Didn’t see the game today but heard that Raffa is saying Colo should have been sent off and they should have had a pen for what happened to Ba. anyone see it???

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  • rainrix

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #10

    JB….. His boot was high but ba bent down to head the ball. Besides ramirez should have been sent off for a 2 footer on jonas earlier so it evens out really 😉

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #11

    ba put his head in where he would get hurt and colo takes no prisoners… more stupidity Ba buts that what an extra 50k pw gets you

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  • proudtobageordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #12

    true toon
    shut up you moron

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #13

    at the game proud?

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  • morocco0015

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Any streams for the toon game of the day on sky now

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  • proudtobageordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #15

    krul

    good job it wern’t sissoko. he would be looking for his head in the leazers end #beast

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Woolerbill makes a good point no need for the condescending dismissal. Certain words carry connotations -sometimes very offensive – for people from different parts of the world/different backgrounds. However I think on internet pages such as these, it is futile to try and police people’s choice of words. You just have to live and let live sometimes.

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  • wilko

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #17

    paddy benitez said collo should’ve been sent off but one of theirs should have for a 2 footed challenge , ha not your day benitez cheque book man , it was our day , what a relief this week has been 🙂

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #18

    lol proud

    man mountain… almost mythical like being

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  • nufc786

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #19

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20130202/gouffran-superb-support-swung-it_2281670_3063006?

    Gouffran since his arrival at the end of January and he told nufc.co.uk: “It’s a very good start.
    “It was an incredible atmosphere and I think the most important factor was the fans. They kept behind us and when we went behind, we kept fighting and we had that belief that we could nick another goal – and that’s what happened.

    “That is important: the belief that you can achieve something bigger.
    “When they scored the second goal, that came as a surprise to us but we kept fighting, we kept the spirit and then we scored the winning goal. That’s why we’re happy today and that’s what we’re here for – to work hard and to get wins.”
    Sissoko will rightly dominate the headlines but Gouffran was part of a strong supporting cast. His workrate was exceptional and he almost got his name on the scoresheet in the build-up to United’s vital 68th minute equaliser.

    That would have been a perfect way to announce himself to the Gallowgate faithful but he insisted that it doesn’t matter who scores the goals.
    “It’s a team game,” he smiled. “Most importantly, I count on my ability to run with the ball and maybe score a few goals along the way, but I’m happy with the performance.
    “When I took up the Newcastle jersey, I said to the club ‘I’m going to give 100 per cent’ and that’s what happened today. The most important thing for me is just to keep playing with my ability and make sure I play for the whole team.

    “I’m happy with the three points. The lads pulled it off and the most important thing is to keep up that spirit. Overall it was a good performance – let’s keep it up.”
    With the Magpies’ French revolution off to a flyer, Gouffran now hopes to extend the winning run at Tottenham next weekend – and believes that anything is possible if the team can match Saturday’s performance.

    “When I first came, everybody wanted all the French players to do well for the team and I think again against Tottenham, it’s going to be a similar game,” he said.
    “But we just have to believe as we did against Chelsea, and hopefully we can do something great there.”

    love this guy already

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  • JackButler

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Tbh I never liked Raffa when he was in charge of the Bin Dippers, but I like him even less now he’s at Chelsea he’s so bloody miserable and looks to blame everything and everyone for his short comings

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Benitez can go to hell. Had Webb sent Colocinni off for that people would be questioning his sanity. Ba dipped his head towards the ball- very bold on his part because colocinni was always going to go for that clearance. It wasnt a high boot in any way. I can see the argument for a penalty but that was not a card-worthy foul in a million years.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Massive credit needs to go to Pardew for this,Sissoko played over 200 games for Toulouse and was rarely used in an attacking role,Pardew’s had him 2 games and he looks a world beater already.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #23

    @Toon Brother

    The problem with Europa last time is that we made far too many changes between Europe and League which meant Pardew did not have enough prep for the league

    Only have to look at Spurs they played a near enough full strength team in Europa which gave them a bit of momentum for the league as they are now in contention for champs league

    Only worry is Cisse as we cant expect him to play all the league games and Europa but we could get him to play in Europa and have Gouffran up front on his own because he is cup tied and we have to choose between 1 of Debuchy or Mbwia as only allowed 1 champs league player in

    Really would love us to give Europa a go as there are some good teams left but if we are at full strength we can get to the final at present probably the Spanish teams and Man City, Spurs are better than us but I think we could beat other teams comfortably if we play with the level of passing and pressing we done today

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  • miggy

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #24

    true toon give pardew a chance now thathes got the tools if he dont come good now thhen yeah call him but since the window hes come good 6 points out o 6 a would o been happy w 4 cmon pards keep it goin HWTL

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  • Super Magpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #25

    If Colo should’ve been off then so should’ve Ramires. Clear two footed lunge on Jonas.

    True toon
    The season isn’t over yet so that’s a moronic thing to say.

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #26

    woolerbill

    IMO beast is a positive description of a strong committed player but animal is a dirty player like most of Villa’s players in the second half on Weds.

    I do agree some words are just abusive. My personal hares are ‘mong’ as Downs is misunderstood by most people – it is not a personality disorder. I also hate ‘flid’ as I have a friend with no arms from thalidomide and she is utterly amazing.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #27

    bring on Tottenham.
    im not sure if they will be able to hack sissoko like. cant believe hes only a 75 on fifa ffs :O he should be at least an 80.
    unchanged team for Tottenham hopefully, and if someones having a shocker theres decent cover on the bench in anita, marveaux and m’biwa!!

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  • yo-yo

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #28

    *hates

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  • Ashton

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Told you all idiots that Sissoko was an attacking midfielder and not a DM before the transfer window but no one believed me. Especially that retard kets who kept projecting how we should sell Tiote and replace him with Sissoko. What a moron.

    Pardew deserves some credit I think. Our tactics were spot on and the subs were positive and logical.

    Debuchy had a pretty good game. People don’t realize it, but he does a lot of work off the ball and he is giving us a totally new dimension with his excellent work rate down the right side. He is always available to his CB’s and midfielders and is always on the move. He also wins a lot of headers and is never afraid to get stuck in. He is our unsung hero.

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  • nufc786

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #30

    sissoko can play both in dm and am

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  • WWYCD

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Sissoko can play where he wants

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  • nufc786

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #32

    i second yo

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  • boater

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Top win. So many good things today. Sissoko is a dream of a player- got the lot. Cabaye’s first touch is velvet – worth the entrance fee alone, and great to see Taylor back. Still think we are carrying Cisse – and could have won it more comfortably with him in form, without the need for last gasp midfield heroics.

    I hope people who’ve spent all week viciously abusing Jonas and Pardew feel just a little bit humbled today. I doubt you will – but I hope so.

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Sissoko was excellent today. What a home debut. Let’s not forget Cabaye. Cabaye is the most important player at this club and should be captain imo. He is awesome. Today he bossed that midfield and he truly is a world class player. We must do everything we can to keep this team together because i really think the club is going places with these lads on the pitch and we still have HBA and Tiote to come back. Today belong’s to Sissoko though. What a steal no wonder Toulouse are less impressed. This kid is going to hit the top and am just glad we have tied him down to 6.5 years.

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  • bollance

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Ashely will be telling pards to play Sissoko upfront after a brace vs Chelsea. Convert him into a ST and you can add £10m onto his value.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    The biggest question is, how do we fit Shola into the team? Fullback maybe?

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  • Lu-toon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Sissoko would take both Klitschko’s at once with Mr T in his corner

    Maybe Taylor to carry carry the round cards, he’s orange enough

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  • Ashton

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Cisse can play both, as a center forward and as a right winger.

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #39

    the 2 rules in football I dont fully understand are handball and highfoot. They sound so obvious but they arent.

    colos foot was high but wasnt a sending off cause he had no intent to hit ba. Like a bicycle kick… i have seen people get clatterd by them multiple times but its ok, even if the miss the ball :S Is there a RULE with no ifs and buts or is it pretty much down to the ref?

    like handball there are so many factors its pretty much just what the ref thinks and you cant say its wrong cause there are so many ifs and buts pretty much ever descion is right.

    like if colo got sent off and they got a pen you could say he was late and last man. I dont know if its just me but a refs job is really hard cause there is no clarity imo

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Feb 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #40

    @yo-yo – you can’t really compare those words with “Sissoko was a beast in the second half!” though can you- they’re a world apart.

    I think the person interpreting that as a negative is far more of a problem.

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