Here Are Four Positives To Come Out Of The Swansea Loss

It was just one of those game on Saturday,  and just think what the mood on Tyneside would have been like if Newcastle had scored that lucky late goal – we would have been ecstatic.

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Moussa Sissoko – almost unplayable in second half

But there were still an awful lot of positive things to take out of the game at the Liberty Stadium, where Newcastle looked a very good and powerful side in that second half.

Here are just four of them in no particular order.

  • Steven Taylor had a great game and held the back four together, and this lad is playing as well as he’s even played for Newcastle, and there are even whispers that he could get an England call up by Roy Hodgson. But of course we’ve got to keep Steven fit,  since he’s had a very bad time with injuries over the last three years. But if he can stay injury free and keep up his excellent form, he could get his first full England cap to go with his England B cap and his 29 England U21 caps.
  • Moussa Sissoko continued to show in the second half that he is a player to be reckoned with already in the Premier League,  and he put in an excellent second half performance on Saturday. And to think this 23 year-old will only improve as he gets more games in the Premier league – a gigantic singing by Newcastle in January – and PL defenses are finding it very difficult to contain him – great!
  • Rob Elliot again showed he is a good goalkeeper,  and he made a couple of very good saves after a bit of a shaky start when he dropped a shot straight at him but the alert Steven Taylor kicked the ball into touch – when in doubt kick it out. The games that Rob will get while Tim Krul is out injured with his ankle problem  will give him a chance to show us just how good he is – so far he’s looked a good goalkeeper.
  • The Newcastle defense almost got a clean sheet and that would have been only the 5th in the league this season, and it’s an area Alan Pardew has been working on. And we should be able to do a lot better at the back now with Yanga-Mbiwa, Debuchy and Haidara all coming into the club in January and making the back four positions very competitive. The defense played well except for the late goal – and we were a little unlucky with that.

So we know Alan Pardew will take a lot of positives out of the game, and hope we can actually get some wins in our two upcoming games at Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia on Thursday night, and against Stoke at home on Sunday afternoon.

Two wins and we’ll be flying.

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15 comments so far

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #1

    gutted when that scruffy goal crept in

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont blame anyone in particular, just takes someone to make the decision to get rid.
    I would change the back 4 on thurs.
    Haidara, tayls, Mbiwa and simmo, Santon, Cabaye, Anita and Benny, with socks behind Cisse.
    Anzi are a better team than Netalist so may need a more defensive game (simmo and Haidara better defenders) use the pace and guille of Cabs, Benny socks and Santoon feeding/making runs to and from Cisse.
    Stoke I would rest Cisse, have Santoon and Benny flanking Gouffy with Cabs, socks and Tiote/anita Haidare, tayls colo/Mbiwa and debuchy .
    Both teams offer protection to defence and options going forward but no Gutti so it will never happen……HWTL

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Pardew is the best manager ever in the history of all of the Pardews.

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #4

    has the world ended and I missed it?

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #5


  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Thats the last time I eat those red and white spotted mushrooms, time goes so slowly and you get the feeling people are ignoring you

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Im gutted cos I cant get free solar panels………..they dont do the north east….whats that all about, do we not have the same sky as yorkshire?

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #8

    I asked if this was another north south divide thing but no-one was available to comment……….bloomin typical, if I was from yorkshire the would have commented………….bloomin southeners, make a mockery of us poor norverners.
    Were a deprived area so we dont get free leccy oh no!!!

  • giimps

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Not sure who I want to win tonight as I hate Citeh, but i hate Villa even more.
    I was at the fateful day when that Irish tw*t backheeled the ball in his own net…….we were stunned, then on the bus ready to leave we had that orange tw*t singing cos he had kept up Hull, Now I hate him and Hull, so then there were Villa fans waving at us from bridges and pavements and pointing down, as if we didnt know…….the b**tards….so now I hate them too…….im not bitter though….HWTL

  • Shinyscyther

    Mar 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #10

    You want City to win. Villa to go down, and we can poach Benteké for cheaper.

  • Krul to be Kind

    Mar 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #11


    that run of posts made me laugh lad!

  • jimiley

    Mar 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Who is coaching corner kicks? No goals in 40 matches. they need sacking. there is more versatility at U11 school football. Pathetic. Shameful. What you doing about it Pards?

  • woolerbill

    Mar 4, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #13

    So when we are relegated we will be able to say, but we took positives from being relegated. Positives will not get us the points we need. Pardew please do not use this word again, it should be replaced with negative.

  • gazzaforever

    Mar 5, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Lol giimps, funny posts, and all you said is right except one thing: I’m pretty sure they are better pardews in the history of managers than this pardew.

  • nufc 11

    Mar 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15

    Id move Santon to RM and then move him to RB when HBA is ready to come on against Anhzi


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