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Sensational Sissoko Wins It For Newcastle

5:58 pm, Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 106 Comments

In what was simply a sensational game today at St. James Park, in front of a packed house, Newcastle went ahead 1-0 by half time with a superb headed goal from Jonas Gutierrez, but then two excellent strikes from Frank Lampard and Mata gave Chelsea the lead, but then Moussa Sissoko – the great Moussa Sissoko – came back with two great goals for Newcastle – on his home debut – and he got the winner on 90 minutes and Newcastle fans erupted as a new Newcastle hero was born.

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Jonas Gutierrez after scoring great first goal for Magpies

Today’s game is one of those that will go down in the annals of Newcastle United history as one of the really memorable games, and the Magpies beat the reigning European Champions 3-2, after coming from behind in the second half.

And Davide Santon had another excellent game and set up Jonas’s first goal after 41 minutes, and then the winner on 90 minutes that Sissoko slotted home with his right foot, and there were sensational scenes on the field, as the players rushed to the sidelines celebrating a fantastic comeback from this spirited Newcastle side.

And Moussa Sissoko is quickly becoming a super-hero on Tyneside, as he was once again magnificent – especially after Newcastle went 2-1 behind – but none of these Newcastle players ever give up, and Newcastle won their second league game in a row – for the first time this season and it’s now only the 4th league win in the last 15 games.

Newcastle played some great attacking football in the first half, with Cisse unlucky not to score a couple of times, and then after 32 minutes Demba Ba should really have scored, but he missed with a follow up header, after Krul had blocked his shot, and he was caught by Coloccini’s foot and seemed to have broken his nose.

Ba tried to carry on but he was taken off and replaced by Fernando Torres.

At the half it was 1-0 to Newcastle and our lads deserved to be in the lead.

But then two great goals from Chelsea in just 7 minutes put them ahead in this game, and it was Frank Lampard after 61 minutes who rifled the ball home from nothing, and then Mata hit another fabulous goal – and there’s not to much you can do to stop those kind of shots.

So amazingly Newcastle found themselves 2-1 behind – which has been far too familiar in the second half of late.

But the heads didn’t drop in the black and white shirts, and then a great team goal from Newcastle after 68 minutes, as Cisse put a great ball through to the pacy and very impressive Gouffran on the halfway line, and Yoan’s speed took him clear of the Chelsea defense, and his shot was blocked by Cech, but it was that man Sissoko who slotted the ball home and it was 2-2.

This was a French connection goal of the highest quality.

And then on 72 minutes if was Sissoko on the right wing who went steaming past Ashley Cole – and put in a tremendous shot that Cech just managed to push wide – a simply amazing run by Moussa “powerhouse” Sissoko – who looked like a man possessed in the second half – as the sell-out Newcastle crowd were raising the roof at St. James’ Park.

It was now end to end stuff with both teams going for the win, and then on 90 minutes another fine run down the left by Davide Santon – and his pull back found Moussa Sissoko, and the 6’2″ Frenchman coolly put the ball – and then there were amazing scenes after the winner from both the crowd and the Newcastle players – as the whole team and subs celebrated on the sidelines.

We may have to have a lot more French days at the training center at Benton after this fantastic performance from our French players. :D

Newcastle held on but with only seconds left of the four minutes added time Chelsea were unlucky not to equalize as Steven Taylor blocked the shot that was goal-bound.

This was a magnificent win in which all three Frenchman who started the game played really well – and Sissoko is fast becoming not only a star for Newcastle – but a star of the Premier League.

This lad was born to play for Newcastle United.

A truly fantastic win for Newcastle United today and we are now still in 15th place but now 6 points above the drop zone.

Feel so proud tonight - Newcastle were truly magnificent today.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Yohan Cabaye; Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 90), Yoan Gouffran (Sylvain Marveaux 84); Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Oscar, Juan Mata, Ryan Bertrand; Demba Ba (Fernando Torres 42)
Subs not used: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nathan Ake, Yossi Benayoun, Marko Marin

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)
Bookings: Newcastle – Perch (45); Chelsea – Ramires (30), Cole (62), Mata (90)
Attendance: 52,314 (2,839 Chelsea) – complete sell-out

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106 responses so far ↓

  • 1 allyallalls // Feb 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    1st

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    . First come from behind win in 27 months

    . Sissoko shows how much of a beast he is

    . Ba gets a kicking for abandoning NUFC

    . Judas Remy tears his groin for QPR

    Carlsberg don’t do match days but if they did :)

  • 3 toonking // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    what we should do is in the next home game show a banner to ashley saying thanks for the improvement you have made to the team

  • 4 MykToonFan // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Four Frenchmen started – Debuchy, Cabaye, Gouffran, Sissoko.

  • 5 yo-yo // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Pardew’s substitutions were totally pathetic today.
    We’re 1-0 up and he didn’t put Shola on ?
    How did Cisse not get subbed for Mbiwa ?
    How some he left Gouffy on so long when we desperately needed another DM to hold that slender lead ?
    Pathetic

  • 6 clinath@ed // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Though I wholeheartedly agree that HBA, Marveau, Anita, and Mbiwa are more technically gifted footballers than there counterparts in the team….there inclusion will not necessary result in a better team!

  • 7 rainrix // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Looks like cisses getting a bit of stick but tbh im not worried. Id be worried if he wasnt getting into good positions but he is and he is getting shots in unlike earlier in the season. Plus he had an absolutly bital part in the 2nd goal. He will improve, the goals will come especially with so much more quality around him now.

  • 8 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    where’s alf? i want to be able to tell him to f**k off lol

  • 9 Rowan Milsted // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I voted Sissoko as MOTM (surprise) but it was close between Cabaye, Colo and Saylor. Truly brilliant performance from the team today, and what a team they looked.

  • 10 yo-yo // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Toonking

    previous thread @ 57 :)

  • 11 Rowan Milsted // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    rainrix

    Agreed. He’s still contributing and that’s the main thing. It’ll come for him. Last thing he needs is everyone getting on his case.

  • 12 clinath@ed // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    ALF = Allez Les Francais?

  • 13 jeraziah // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    What a game, and what a player Sissoko is!

    Oh please let Ivory Coast lose the quarter so we get Tiote back. Perch is doing a decent job but he is not in the same class as the other players atm.

    With Ben Arfa and Tiote in our starting eleven will be very exciting to follow!

  • 14 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    cisse looked fine. always sniffing around and offside less. he’s a bit.like totti for offsides but when he does get in he’s dangerous

  • 15 ToonDownSouth // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Cisse is linking up, passing and assisting 100 times better than he was with Ba.

    That’s not a slur on Ba, since he’s a wonderful player, but it was obviously that he didn’t really click with not just Cisse, but a lot of our team. Most of his goals were solo wondergoals rather than the result of team play.

  • 16 ajcrawfs // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    @yo-yo how can you say the subs were bad? We won!

  • 17 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    what about mbiwa coming into midfield to see games out in the last 2, i remember hearing SBR once say that when he brings centre halves through he puts them into the middle of the pitch to help learn the game, maybe pards is easing MYM in he may be the one that needs to adjust, i alwas feel that centre halves need eased in as the relationship with your partner and keeper is the most important on the pitch, he was just unlucky Saylor came back last game but it also gives us an option

    thoughts?

  • 18 GeordieDan // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    GEEETTTTTTTIIIINNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

    Fantastic effort from the lads. What a game. What a win!

    Sissoko is an absolute beast and could’t be happier with that performance.

    Well done NUFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 19 Pardews Parsnip Bonce // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    @13 counterpoint tote is one of the reasons our defence looked poor this season. severely out of form

  • 20 ajcrawfs // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Santon was second best player behind sissoko, he got two very good assists today

  • 21 GeordieDan // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    yo-yo>

    :D

  • 22 roshan MAGPIE // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    my ratings
    krul 7
    debuchy 7
    sailor 8
    Colo 8
    santon 9.5
    perch 7
    guti 8
    Cabaye 7
    sisoko 10
    goofy 8.5
    cisse 6.5

  • 23 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    aj – relax – you will learn that yoyo is 1 of our more sarcastic posters, it is needed to ease tensions! ;-)

  • 24 Ketsbaia9 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Great team performance today. Everyone played well. We’ve proved that we can compete with the top teams. A few additions such as Alderweireld, Benteke, Belhanda etc will take us to the next level, which is champions league football.

  • 25 toonking // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    yoyo
    sorry mate i can see your sarcasm now

  • 26 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Hahahah, the flood lights have went out at Craven Cottage :)

  • 27 ToonDownSouth // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I see Benitez thinks Colo on Ba should have been a red card and a penalty.

    Of course he does, ahaha.

  • 28 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    HE is BIG, he is FRENCH, his football is IMMENSE…MOUSSA SISSOKO

  • 29 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    kasabian coming on stage at craven cottage

  • 30 Robby Bobson // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Lets cheer on nigeria tomorrow and hope hatem is back soon!

  • 31 Robby Bobson // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    toondownsouth…but ramires two footed on jonas was a fair tackle probably.

  • 32 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    @ Krul

    Maybe MJ is coming back from the dead with his statue outside the stadium :)

  • 33 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    PBC – rofl

  • 34 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Thank God for the French Foreign Legion. Very good win. There is a points “glut” in the table just ahead of us now. A win next week, with other games going for us could see us really start to move up the table away from the danger zone.Great resolve coming back after falling behind.

  • 35 Scouse_geordie // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    I wonder if check will be on tonight to have his usual go at pardews tactics and how Jonas should never step foot on the pitch again….might have trouble spooning his usual speal today

  • 36 dinosaur // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    To be fair Ba contributed himself to his nose job by bending his head and trunk downwards towards the ball, which is also where Colo’s foot happened to be.

  • 37 lesh // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Jonas back in the good books now is he?

    Not long ago it was Obertan and recently it’s been Shola and most recently it’s been Jonas to be singled out. Why oh why are the supposed most knowledgable supports in the world resorting to such childish behaviour? It’s pathetic and the scapegoaters need to get out more and grow up.

    And clinath@ed – ALF = Allez Les Francais?

    Given his stupid racist comments, I’d suggest Alf wit to be more appropriate?

  • 38 ToonDownSouth // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Robby

    I forgot about that :O

    At the time I was absolute furious. Ramires has been filthy lately, could have broken Wilshere’s leg last week.

    I don’t mind Benitez, and I actually do rate him as a manager, but he won’t make any friends amongst the Chelsea fans by making excuses like that.

  • 39 Mund30 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Fantastic win today, not one weakness in the whole team amazing performance.

    Finally looks like we have turned a corner, any other game prior to the last 2 we would of lost, heads would of went down and that would of been that. But that was a different team out there today and every player gave it there all.

    Sissoko what a beast and what a way to end ure home debut truly astonishing, i nearly passed out with the amount of screaming and going crazy with celebration. Cant wait to see Tiote back and Ben Arfa, quite frightening to think what a team that is. Also Gouffran impressed me a hell of alot great performance.

    HWTL

  • 40 proudtobageordie // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    where are all the pardew and jonas haters tonight.jonas outstanding today. amazing what a bit of confidence does. well done pards decisions spot on today. now he is earning his crust. IN PARDEW WE TRUST

  • 41 lesh // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    dinosaur @36, well explained. Maybe Ba’s injury was down to karma!

  • 42 NUFC_LEAZES END // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    @yoyo

    what was the point even saying tht? its not funny, and its shit banter

  • 43 DanRo // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Confidence is huge asset in football.
    I have said all along the players confidence was suffering badly during the winter period.
    The biggest plus from today’s win is the ability to come back from behind against a very difficult opponent.
    Huge boost in confidence. As a fan it was wonderful to see the team spirit after the third goal.

  • 44 JAMSHA // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    OFF TO PLAY FIFA 13 N GANGBANG EACH AN.EVERY TEAM ;-)

    NIGHT ALL

    HOWAYS THE LADS

  • 45 geordie1892 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Cabaye was unreal today really missed his vision this season. Call me deluded but I reckon we’ll be back in Europe next season.

  • 46 Robby Bobson // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Im not a jonas hater, but marveuax is a better footballer.

    Battled well today, but against lesser opposition in a front three hes just so frustrating!

  • 47 Robby Bobson // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    And in all fairness to jonas, he looked so happy and relieved today, i think he knows he hasnt been playing well lately.

  • 48 papattack // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    i actually think we can beat spurs away now, the lads are gunna be buzzing. isnt benny supposed to be back that game too?

  • 49 geordie1892 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Jonas needs competition to get the best out of him. His crossing is and probably always will be sh!te but I think he may be getting bk to his old self.

  • 50 chiefone30 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Even though Jonas scored a goal, I think he was still crap. He really needs to work on his crossing or don’t even bother trying to cross. If Pardew has any sense(I doubt he has any) He would play Marveaux and not Jonas

  • 51 ITUNDERASHELL // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    We have a team lad’s. Two or three in this summer and we can compete with anything in this league,
    When we went 3-2 up the place erupted and you could taste the team bonding and desire to win between the players, coach and manager, brilliant stuff.

  • 52 ajcrawfs // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    anyone think we have a chance in the europa league now?

  • 53 geordie1892 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    The main improvement with jonas today was the fact he tried to run past players instead of passing to a team mate. First time for a while ive seen him flying down the wing

  • 54 DanRo // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Sissoko, Cabaye, Debuchy, Gouffran were all excellent today.
    Coloccini and Taylor were superb.
    I was glad Santon got some recognition for his good performance.
    6 points in 5 days makes a huge difference to morale and the team go to Spurs with more energy, more hope and a fantastic spirit.

  • 55 papattack // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    dont get me wrong ive been slating jonas but he was good today, his crossing was pretty poor but thats not his game. he kept the ball well won free kicks and scored. really happy for him

  • 56 proudtobageordie // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    http://t.co/z7KChbyf

    what a winner lads

  • 57 Super Magpie // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Best performance of the season today. We battled for 90 minutes and didn’t drop our heads when we went 2-1 down to two great finishes.
    The whole team played well today and you could see the relief from Jonas when he scored. He looked much better today.

    The main man was Sissoko. He absolutely ripped Chelsea apart. Not many players are able to outpace Ashley Cole with him having a 5 yard head start. The 3rd goal was a rocket. It just flew into the goal.

    I was there today and can easily say that was the best game of the season. It was end to end stuff and we deserved to edge it at the end.
    The stadium was buzzing and really getting behind the team. We’re now only 3pts from the top half and 6pts from the relegation spots so things are looking up.

  • 58 yorkshire_magpie // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Oh my word mousa is a beast!! Did anyone see when he raced pass ashley cole? He made cole look like a tortoise and ashley cole is supposed to be one of the fastest players in the prem. Just proves the pace and power of mousa!

  • 59 looizallan // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Ecstatic. Makes me proud to be a toon supporter when we show character and have fight like we did today. I thought it was going to be a typical great first half, poor second half display as has been the case too many times this season but how wrong was I! Frenchies were terrific- Gouffran showing loads of pace at points, Cabaye not putting a foot wrong, and do I need to mention sissoko?! What a bargain- he proved that today. Guttierez still clumsy and donkey like at points, but when it mattered he showed his former self. Santon was incredible. I could go on about our players for the rest of the night but theres another player i want to say something about. F YOU DEMBA. That is all. Howay the lads!

  • 60 geordie1892 // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Super mag – what was thw atmosphere like today? Was watching on a dodgy stream so couldn’t tell

  • 61 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    THE MOOSE HAS ARRIVED!

  • 62 NUFC FOR SALE // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I remember asking someone on here how good Sissoko was because there seemed to be much hype about him and I hadn’t ever seen him play or heard that much about him.

    Someone said to me on here that he was awesome and it was a fantastic signing…….boy was he right.

    From what I’ve seen of him I just can’t understand for the life of me how hes been allowed to go for such a small fee and why one of the big guns didn’t come in for him????

    I just don’t understand it??? I know its only 2 games but he looks absolute world class at the moment.

  • 63 OhSholaAmeobi // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Ed
    You need to get the banner updated. Let’s see, it has 21 players on at the moment. In my opinion it should have on:
    Krul, Santon, Colo, Stevie T, Haidara, Ryan Taylor, Mbiwa, Debuchy, Ferguson, Cabaye, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Perch, Bigi, Jonas, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Gouffran, Cisse, Sammy & Shola

  • 64 cornishman // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    What a difference the new signings have made. A whole new attitude and aptitude was flowing through the team. Some of our fringe players and i,m thinking of Sammy and the like should take a long look and see what effort really is. Goooy and the Moose were superb given its only theair 2nd game but lets not forget this was Newcastle the team and we are back.

  • 65 t00ntime // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I think AP deserves an applause today. Had some strange tactics recently. But today he never gave up. We were on top all game, in the 2nd half we were still on top it only changed when chelsea scored 2 (not much AP cud of done about that). To his credit he pushed us forward and after siss scored the 2-2 we pushed on again (marv).

    I thought AP did perfect today. Hopefully he carries on with the tacitcs. (dont mind losing if it cudnt be prevented but like against reading it cud of been prevented)

  • 66 cornishman // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Sorry Goofy.

  • 67 rainrix // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Nufc… A few years spurs wanted him. The price was 11mil we went for him in the summer and they wanted around 6. He only had 6 months on his contract so we got him on the cheap. Brilliant signing. Shows we’re still a draw :)

  • 68 yo-yo // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    NUFC Leazes

    During the Villa game there were loads on here slagging the subs. I didn’t think Pards did a thing wrong then either.

    There are enough bloggers on here regular who hate Pardew so much they would say black was white to make a point against him.

    Jus tryin to be a bit light hearted about it – sorry if it didn’t tap yer pulse.

    And I WAS waiting for the Shola substitution :)

  • 69 JackButler // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    I’ve been on Pardews back for a while, but fair play six massive points for us, I’m one happy man tonight HWTL

  • 70 ToonDownSouth // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Our’s is game of the day on Sky, if anyone wants to watch it again.

    Should be able to find a stream for it as well if you don’t have Sky.

  • 71 bills-son // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Sissoko actually did nothing in the firsr half or the first ten minutes of the second. I was calling for him to be replaced as I thought he was knackered. Just shows how wrong you can be. As daft as it sounds he actually did very little other than show his class in that fantastic run down the byeline with Cole and his two goals. I was really surprised to see Cabaye playing dm and Sissoko forward, I thought it would be the other way around. Once Sissoko gets the pace of the Prem game he is going to be sensational – the brilliant cameos we saw today will be happening throughout the match.

    I’ve said all season our biggest weakness has been in midfield, not defence. We were weak, lacking in ideas and without inspiration. Not now. Sissoko will make Tiote and Cabaye far far better performers and bring out their full potential. When HBA comes back we will be some team. Fantastic game, result and atmosphere. A chant for Ashley would have topped it off.

  • 72 Joe Blog // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Piece of trivia:

    Hartlepool won 2-1 today, their scores? Hartley and Poole.

    Think the euphoria is petering out now, feels good!

  • 73 hazzy // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Sissoko was awesome today but Cabaye was special totally destroyed Chelsea with cross field passes

  • 74 JackButler // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Only 3 points off 10th place, suddenly things don’t seem too bad and we have HBA back soon :D

  • 75 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Feb 2, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    I can watch this whole day long….

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx8bxd_yyyyyy3-2c_animals#.UQ1hxVripAs

  • 76 yo-yo // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    JB

    We could do with wasting somebody 4
    or 5 nil just to improve our GD too

  • 77 proudtobageordie // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    hba wont get back in our team now #welovejonas

  • 78 Lu-toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Krul

    I think to have a centre half to be used in midfield to close a game out, he would have to be one hell of a technically gifted player and very mobile, so on that front I think it’s a fantastic sign for us that he has been used there.

    Totally agree that it’s to dangerous throwing him straight in at the back, and besides Saylor & Collo do complement each other so well.

    Who knows Pardew may well have seen something in training to suggest he is not ready to start just yet. Bit like Santon last season

  • 79 santonthenewmaldini // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Would still have Anita in before Tiote and Perch as Anita offers so much more on the ball

    Perch at the moment is better than Tiote Mr T has a lot of improvement to do along with Jonas he has been one of the biggest let downs this season but if Jonas can raise his game with competition surely Tiote can as well??

    Thought Cisse did well today he is never going to be a guy that we can lump it up to which means we have to keep it on the deck he was closely marked all game but his movement allowed other people to get space cant expect him to score every game so its good that midfielders have scored

    What a difference it makes to the team not having Willo and Simmo playing as we now have players who can take the ball out of defense and see a pass it allows us to start from the back and keep the ball very impressed with Taylor that block at the end was as good as a goal

    Oh and by the way we are only 1 or points behind the Mackem scum now they are calling for O Neill’s head again!!!!

  • 80 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    lol proud

    do you still think i was too optimistic this afternoon? ;-) believe

  • 81 Super Magpie // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Geordie 1892
    Definitely best of the season.

  • 82 Paps // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Still buzzing

  • 83 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    @bills-son – alot of people were saying that they wanted Cabaye to play just behind Cisse but I think he’s far better deeper.

    He’s like a Xavi type player- runs the match from a little further back but can still play lethal passes.

  • 84 Constanstine // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Cabaye plays better with Sissoko alongside him. With Tiote back in top form, our MF will be a rock both offensively and defensively.

  • 85 Goodfella // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Class result, sissiko unreal. Check out carryinggoals.com their fans are sick they haven’t got him ha ha ha. Roll on football first. Love it

  • 86 ToonDownSouth // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Still convinced that Mbiwa is just Colo’s replacement.

    He’ll get used to the league and his team mates playing in CM this season, then when Colo leaves we’ll have a top international CB ready to step in with no adjustment needed.

    Until then, we have 3 fantastic CB’s and a decent backup in Williamson. Well done to the club for being prepared for once, I say.

  • 87 Tommyy // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Proud – I’m not a Jonas hater, but neither am I a Jonas rater. Don’t want to play the argumentative debater but Jonas was decent not outstanding. See you Later.

  • 88 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    exactly lu, all well and good he came from a team he pretty much held together from the back but if you don’t know your partner its very easy to make a mistake, he always took the ball out of the backline in france so DM wouldn’t be a problem, a bit like Luiz without the lapses in concentration

  • 89 ToonDownSouth // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    gonufc

    I agree there. In about 3 years, I can see him being as good as Alonso in that deep lying role.

  • 90 JDdubai // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Fantastic result

    Sissoko needs to play that role every game now just behind Cisse

    Mbiwa will replace Colo at end of season me thinks, pardew will allow him to adjust this season and play europa and let Colo leave in summer

    HBA in for Gouffran, at home Marveaux should replace jonas, good goal today but still not the answer anymore tho will see if he gets more confidence from today so deserves another chance to build on today..

    Future team

    Krul
    Debuchy Saylor Colo Santon
    Tiote(if regains form) Cabaye
    HBA Sissoko Marveaux
    Cisse

    Mmmmmmmm,

  • 91 Goodfella // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Sorry it’s weaintgotnohistory.com (drink)

  • 92 Dannyo // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    I hope there has been no negativity on here after the game.
    If there was you deserve such a slapping your cheeks falls off.

    What a game, what a wonder of a game.
    Up there with Arsenal 4-4 game for me!

  • 93 woolerbill // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Beast
    This word and animal, please bon’t use them to describe a player. We have players from all over the world, so please find a better way to say great, there are some.

  • 94 bollance // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    It is funny.

    Results will make any manager look good.

    Good example is when teams get promoted, sometimes unexpectly to the Prem. Then they do as you would expect poor in a strong competition. The manager get sacked..

    Pards has played his strongest team but all of a sudden his strongest team is good enough to win in the Prem. All of a sudden he is a good manager again.

    At the time he was the best manager we could get but the next season he got a lot out of lower grade players. Then failed to get wins from a desimated squad. That has been his only major limitation. How many top managers would have won in those circumstances? We will never know.

    Lets finish this season like we did last season. 6 wins in a row would do nicely :)

  • 95 WWYCD // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Oh I am still over the moon could it be I am back to enjoying Newcastle play football?

  • 96 Krul to be Kind // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    rooney fgs

  • 97 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:17 PM

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

  • 98 true toon // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    With more performance like this . Next season Moussa could be worth around 15 million .. Sell him and make a good profit

  • 99 toonbrother // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    @woolerbill I take your point mate but you cant police free speech especially when theres no ill-intent. I wonder how HBA fits into this side. Gouffran was excellent today. Remember this is a player whos most comfortable playing the centre forward role. Sissoko is undroppable if he maintains this kind of form. Jonas could be the one to make way when HBA returns but we lose something defensively if that happens

  • 100 magpie6699 // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    woolerbill – perhaps we can use the word Happy Harry used to describe Christopher Samba? He called him “a Monster” – is that alright??
    Btw – just back from the match – Brilliant!! Best game since Arsenal 4-4. We played some great football and everyone fought hard for the team. And Moussaka, sorry Moscow , sorry Moussa Sissoko – amazing! Some unbelievable runs – one on the right wing that ended with Cech having to touch the ball past the post for a corner was phenomenal. I’ve set “Football First” and “Match of the Day’ to record on both Tele’s!!

  • 101 sachin toondulkar // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    So happpy

  • 102 papattack // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    bill son

    are you kidding? he was great all day, he had a couple of queit spells after his lung busting runs but other than that he was epic. he didnt give the ball away he scored two goals, tackled held the ball up. best all round central midfield performance from a newcastle player in a long time

  • 103 cndrbrown // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    One of the most exciting games ive ever watched! NUFC. looking forward to the rest of the season

  • 104 morocco0015 // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Any stream links for the game of the day on sky now

  • 105 BDin9 // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Even before kick off the stadium had a buzz around it today. It has been quieter this season but these signings have given the team a huge lift. Sissoko was superb,Santon was excellent, Gouffran’s work rate was exceptional, STaylor solid,Jonas back to his best, Cisse sharp ….I could mention them all but suffice to say. NUFC great performance great day.

  • 106 mot7 // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Whats the betting match of the day have edited the game to look like we were lucky they hate it when we beat southern teams




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