Pardew – Its Absolutely Galling We Didn’t Get Anything

You cannot cry too much about spilled milk is the way the saying goes – and the only reason we didn’t come away with three points yesterday is when we had our chances to score in the second half yesterday – we didn’t take them – so there’s nobody else to blame but ourselves – fact.

moussa sissoko after missed swansea chance

Moussa Sissoko – after missing a chance yesterday

Of course we thought we’d at least get a point and a clean sheet,  but we didn’t even get that after some comedic defending let in Luke Moore after 85 minutes, and Alan Pardew cannot be happy with that level of defending in his team.

This is what Alan told the Sunday Sun today:

“To come here and play as well as we did, to boss Swansea at home in the second-half … there are not many teams can do that.” “Swansea are a good team. They wouldn’t have won the League Cup and be having this season unless they had some great players.”

“They are a good unit and are a well-educated side.” “We did really well today. It is absolutely galling that we didn’t get anything. We are absolutely disappointed and frustrated that we didn’t even get a draw because we more than deserved that.”

“We sat off them a bit, for 20 minutes in the first half, and you know they will cause you problems. We put that right at half-time.” “Watching from the sidelines, you could see they had settled for a draw. They knew they were doing well to stay in it, I honestly thought that.”

“But when we didn’t score in that great period we had, you do start to think that any mistake we made would be costly, and that’s what happened.” “The mistake for the goal was quantified by the fact we missed two or three great chances.
“You can’t do that at this level, I’m afraid.”

“We lost a sloppy goal. It’s just a ball in the box and we have four defenders there.” “It should have been better dealt with, but unfortunately it wasn’t. That cost us.”

Next up in the league for Newcastle are Stoke at home next Sunday,  and then Wigan away the following Sunday – and in the corresponding game last season we were hammered 4-0 – and all goals came in that crazy first half.

We really need to win both games, and it means we have to do a lot better at the DW Stadium than we did last April.

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157 comments so far


    Mar 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    who we play nxt in league???





    —————— -Cisse——————-

  • outsidethebox

    Mar 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    davybtoon….agree with most you said except dont blame santon for goal…there were enough defenders there …would love to see pardieu give hairdrier a go at lb and santon left midfield ..europe could be be place to try…imo santon and debuchy are best fullback pairing we have had for a long time –

  • davybtoon

    Mar 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #3

    N what a goal by sammi yesterday

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    apologies repost.
    The morning after the night before. I think the fans are not sharpening the pitchforks after yesterday as most reasonable minded folk could see our play deserved getting a minimum of 1 point out of the game. Equally there was the usual entrance of one or two “blog loonies” who appear post match ranting and raving, like drunken tarts, about other posters opinions and who then accuse the accused of behaving in an identical manner.
    Nutters and loonies.
    One player we are definitely “carrying” at the moment, well probably most of the season in Cisse -he has been shocking -even having regard to poor supply in the first half of the season. If we had somenone else to play in his position I’m sure he would have been dropped -but we haven’t perhaps this should have been a priority in the January window -or has the assessment been made that we will survive in the league and a striker(s) are top of the shopping list in the summer. We’ll have to wait and see.
    In the meantime I’ve got a mate who is a farmer and is currently demolishing some old buildings on his farm -I’m sure if I asked him he could load up a couple of old barn doors onto his tractor and deliver them to the training ground for shooting practice.

  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Sammi takes the p1ss out of Bellamy too. Bellamy responds in his usual manner.

  • yo-yo

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Mr T

    Well said. Para 1

    On Cisse – he is scoring but just not enough – the goal last weekend gave me hope he was emerging from his more barren spell. We should not have to load all our striking options on one player so we need a class replacement for Ba and ideally a Shola upgrade. He isn’t ‘shocking’ though – but def under par.
    If your only pure striker is slightly off form (but not hugely) then it might be more damaging to that very fragile quality of confidence to bench him. Papiss has said that the confidence of the manager in him is a big thing and is helping him get through this less than productive patch. So I think we have to persevere and fans help to rebuild his confidence too.

    Having said that – it is a team game and though we tend to single out our least favourite players it is often a combination of players that are the real weaknesses – we played Swansea away and could easily have won – they are top 7 so that is how far we have come in the last six weeks. Just need the points on board now. There’s no place for heroic failure the rest of the season.

  • Jamiemac

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Watched the game yesterday but wasn’t on the blog, can’t believe some of the stuff I’m reading this morning! We played really well just couldn’t take our chances. Jonas was the best player of the front 6, he was involved in a lot of chances and covered deb more than I can count.

    That leads me onto our main problem. Our 2 FBs are far too attack minded and leave us exposed at the back too often.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #8

    some people here are giving some stick to santon for some of our defensive lapses and i hate that santon is a class player

  • karasu

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Our next match is no joke. Anzhi at Russia. Their squad is full of attacking talent. Eto’o, Traore and Willian are definitely capable of carving us a new one if we are not careful.

  • robin

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #10

    The major difference between the two teams yesterday, Swansea, have manager who is born winner and NUFC, have a born loser as the manager. Pardew, the chancer proved the point with his team formation and desperate 89 minute substitutions when the game was lost due to his insane faith in Jonas, how this guy gets a game ahead of Anita, Obertan and Marvueax only the idiot Pardew knows but it will not be long before he can sit and think through how Jonas, cost him his job at NUFC, when Ashley suddenly comes to his senses and realises he has employed the worst manager in English football!


    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Santons audition for new scapegoat is going swimmingly. He’s gone off the boil a tad since his call up but he’s doing the same as he always has done he’s never been great at defending but he’s been improving and competition will speed that up

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #12

    yoyo @6 -well perhaps describing Cisses’ form as shocking was a wee bit over the top -but if he had been playing elsewhere he would probably have been dropped – but we have no direct replacement strikers. -how long do we wait. I don’t know if we overplay the confidence thing sometimes -I mean that “dipper” he scored last week should have launched him into confidence heaven.
    People are now viewing Sissoko as a number 10 -but this is not the answer -people like Remy/Belhanda/Aubameyang are what we are short of.
    I have no fears now about relegation -as long as we start to climb to respectability -thus showing prospective summer signings that we are heading in the right direction. Seeing that the PL fears have been dispelled -great idea to to go for broke in the EL – winning that would also act as an attractor to potential signings.
    Will have to dash back this evening.

  • robin

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    It just goes to show how useless Pardew, really is he thinks Santon, is having a shocker but does he sub him? No he doesn’t he just stands watching the game go down the pan. He has the option of 3 subs to freshen the team up but waits until its to late 89 minutes to late then starts bringing subs on. Pardew has to go!

  • magpie6699

    Mar 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Robin – we lost a game we were expected too lose, according to the bookies who don’t give money away, we played well for a lot of the game, but youare right – it’s clearly Pardew’s fault that Cabaye hit the bar and others missed good chances.
    Are you a mackem mole by any chance?

  • northernirishtoon

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Just watched match of the day again and thought the game was very even to be honest. Our chances weren’t as clear cut as people in here are saying. If anything they had the better chances. Really disappointed not to get anything from the game but until cisse starts to hit a bit of form then i dont think we can keep expect too much

    To be fair to cisse he made some excellent runs yesterday but just didn’t get the ball or else the score could of been different

  • Toon1978

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Mister Tuff

    That is the nature of a blog mate. To rant and rave and express your opinion. I was told to stop being a cheeky sh1t yesterday even though my intention was not to offend anyone. That’s the nature of a blog though, someone will always disagree with you. I say if people take offence to others opinion’s then don’t post on blogs or Forums. If people can give it they should be prepared to take it, that’s ya nutter’s and loonies for ya. Sh1t happens. We played well yesterday and deserved a point, if anyone agree disagree’s then tough sh1t. We have some good games coming up so hopefully maximum points on the horizon. 🙂

  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #17

    WWYCD. I think Santon is being targeted more now Simpson is out the team. The opposition target where they think they will get more joy.
    Granted the “cross” for their goal came from the right, but we should have cleared our box. Santon took his eyes off the ball, probably expecting Mbiwa to head clear, and did not get the ball away. Bit of a shambles from everyone at the back to be fair.

  • TimKrulFan

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #18

    How people can blame santon for the goal yesterday is a joke Mbiwa went for a header missed it and the ball hit santon with no time to react. We were unlucky and are sh*t manager didn’t help

  • NobbyNolano

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Absolutely gutted about yesterday but no point in crying over yesterday lads. Time to get an away goal in Moscow and 3 points vs Stoke.

  • Owldman

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20

    We lost because their keeper pulled off two stunning saves end of story .

  • hotdog

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #21

    I like santon but you can’t ignore that teams are creating chances down his side. Elliott pulled off a good save in the second half with Danton nowhere to be seen and gouffran the wrong side.

    How many chances did cisse actually get, two I think! So we can’t say he is missing lots of chances but he is snatching at what he does get IMO

  • Ginger

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #22

    It was an alright performance in my opinion to be honest, nothing good nothing bad.

    Elliot did alright.
    Debuchy was good attacking but not very good defensively.
    MBiwa was rather disappointed with, think he had a poor game. He made some poor pass backs too Elliot which nearly cost us. Have to remember though it is his first full game and he did improve as time went on.
    Steven Taylor was man of the match for me, outstanding performance. Pulled the whole defense together.
    Santon had a decent game, did get caught out a few times but played a better game defensively then he has been playing.

    Gutti had an alright game to be honest and I really can’t stand him at the minute. Still needs to be replaced because I think that was his best game of the season, and yet it’s still poor.
    Tiote got better as time went on. Started off making rough tackles when there wasn’t a need for him too do it. Swansea just seemed to skilled for him.
    Cabaye – Worst game I’ve seen him play. Whenever he got the ball he ended up kicking it out of play with a pass. Corners were horrendous. Poor game.
    Moussa another cracking game by him, becoming a real quality player this kid.
    Gouffran was slowly becoming one of my favorite players. Had a poor game for his standards today, missing a chance and constantly seemed to lose possession. He did do some good things too though.

    Cisse – I’d rather Shola started, enough said.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Team for Stoke






    I thought Tiote had turned a corner against Southampton but he has proven to be little more than a yellow card machine this season and Anita should get back in the starting line up where he belongs bearing in mind he was one of the first names on the team sheet for Ajax. HBA in for Gutierrez is a no brainer and that team should be more than enough against stoke.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Any links for Motd it never recorded on my thingy box.

  • remember69

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Robin @ 10
    “Ashley suddenly comes to his senses and realises he has employed the worst manager in English football – See more at:

    I admit I’m no expert, but I have to think that as AP was voted manager of the year BY HIS PEERS he can’t be as bad as you make out. Could it be that AP/other managers know something you don’t or is Robin just your pen name (for Guardiola?).

    Comments like that do make you sound that you have nothing of value to say.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying AP is the best manager in the world but you have to put forward valid arguments if you wish to be taken seriously.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Since last summer we have seen four strikers leave and one brought in, a position we have been woefully short in since relegation, how ambitious is this !

  • remember69

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #27

    I hear you, but am praying that they holding out for a striker that will really raise the team level.
    Of those that have left who would you have wished to keep other than Ba? Xisco, Ranger?

    I have to believe they have irons in the works and are making head roads into a summer signing – don’t forget we had Remy lined up until the last minute.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #28

    So I forgot about Xisco so thats five out one in, would have kept a hold of Best at least until a replacement was found.

  • northernirishtoon

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #29

    On a lighter note seen this on twitter thought it was class

    And then I saw his face
    oh Yanga Mbiwa
    hes got pace
    no doubt in my mind
    I’m in love, Toon, I’m a believer
    Yanga Mbiwa on the Tyne

  • arpeco19

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Time to drop Gutierrez, next game I’d play:

    GK: Elliot
    RB: Debuchy
    CB: S.Taylor
    CB: Mbiwa
    LB: Haidara
    RW/AM: Gouffran
    DM: Tiote
    CM: Cabaye
    LW/AM: Santon
    CM/CAM: Sissoko
    STR: Cisse

    You can alternate between 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-1-1, 4-5-1 without even making a substitution… What a class team, definitely think santon has to be brought into midfield to let Haidara have the left back spot, looks a really good young player, big and strong aswell…

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Anyone else starting to miss Ba ? 🙁


    Mar 3, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Teams targetted Santon all season mate Jonas covered for him a lot and now Gouffran does. As for their goal MYM should of cleared it and it should never of gotten to Santon to be fair

    I just don’t think we always need to have a scapegoat they were lucky to win and all things being right it would of been a nil nil affair neither team did enough to win out right imo

    We win as a team we lose as a team

  • MacToon

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #33

    There’s a link here J4A but very slow loading for me and a pop up or two:

  • cockneymagpie90

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    This team would rip a new one out of teams..


  • Munster Mag

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Pardew ade a fool out of homself wuth his seething post match reaction. Asked if he would change anything – in relation to defence – he said no, with his eyes bulging. I’m sorry mate, but your defence is shit and needs to be worked on. Santon CANNOT defend and if you are too stupid to see what needs to be addressed, well we aint going to go far. Swansea should have been 2 up and probably over the hill by half time.

  • cockneymagpie90

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Not only would santon play well there but his value would rocket if he scores and assists on a regular basis and im sure he would do just that.

    I wonder if hed do it…. my guessin says no.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #37

    @ Cockney

    Why drop Gouffran for Santon ?

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Outside the box, if you think Santon especially is that great you;re mad. He’s a poor defender – doesnt mark up, goes to sleep, plays off the wrong foot. Debuchy is much better, but you gotta ask, why did we sell Routledge? He’s miles better than Obertan and caused Debuchy plenty of hassle. Mbiwa also needs to start learning to head the ball.

  • robin

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Pardew, for 8 more years!!! Fou!

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Cisse, completly agree. Santon for Goofy – wtf???


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