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Pardew – It Was A Brilliant Win For Us – A Massive Win

6:39 pm, Sunday, March 10th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 101 Comments

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew paid tribute to Stoke City today, and the opposition played very well and it was difficult for Newcastle to get the breakthrough – but after going 1-0 down after Cheick Tiote made a diabolical tackle on Jonathan Walters in the penalty area to give away the penalty, Newcastle came back with two great goals from Yohan Cabaye and Papiss Cisse, with the Senegal striker’s goal – his ninth of the season – coming two minutes into added time.

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Cheick Tiote – in action this afternoon

This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports after the game:

“It was a very important win for us, because it jumps us right up the Premier League and gives us a chance to attack the top ten.” “But we were fortunate in some ways, Stoke came here and were excellent today, and that was as good a defensive display as you will see.”

“They stopped us playing and made it very difficult and we kept plugging away, asking different questions and in the end it was a pass through the eye of the needle from Sylvain Marveaux that got us the goal.” “The team has done well in his absence and he is knocking on the door and he sparked us in that last little bit and it was massive.”

“Stoke were a threat all afternoon from set plays, they are giants and you have to be big and strong which we were and I thought Steven Taylor was England standard today. It is a brilliant win for us – a massive win.” “Sometimes it is not physical, but a mental tiredness and I thought we were slow. But I thought we brightened up,”

“It has been a cold week and we all have our thermals still on and hopefully we will warm up for Thursday. This will set us up and I hope our fans respond and we have a big night and performance.”

Yohan Cabaye had an excellent game and is leading our Man of the Match poll followed by powerhouse Moussa Sissoko, Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa – and the two center-backs were excellent for Newcastle today.

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And it was good to see Adam Campbell make his Newcastle Premier League debut on 87 minutes, and Massadio Haidara replaced Davide Santon on 74 minutes – maybe a sign the Frenchman is pushing the Italian for that starting left back spot.

It was a massive win for Newcastle today – fact!

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101 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonbrother // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    cisse = legend

  • 2 Bambams // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    For sure. …….

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Re post

    i think pardew got it spot on today subs were great and changed the game!
    but i cant say the lads played well it was well below par but perhaps given our league position nerves played apart
    one things for sure that i think most will agree on, once this season is out the way we desperately need to work on an improved level of consistancy and general improved play we need to create more clear cut chances and drastically improve our final pass
    thats not being negative it’s just wanting us to play the football the teams capable of

    also anyone see pardews interview? even he said cisse had an awful game but took his goal well!!!! bloody neggar 😉

  • 4 toonbrother // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    @ed “two great goals from Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse” ?

    now that i thnk about it cabaye and tiote do look alike. could be brothers

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Today was a good display. Not in terms of quality but attitude and fight, we went behind but never gave up and pushed on.

    Really pleased to win as stoke have the 3rd best defence and 2nd most clean sheets. Away from home they look to draw and just park the bus so hard to breakdown, especially when they went one up

  • 6 check the toastie // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    I love Cisse, he is trying to hard for me, feeding off scraps and getting anxious, feel sorry for him as personally think he is the bee knees.

    Stoke are shite by the way, Pardew is full of it, and what is he talking about regards ‘the team has done well in Marvs absense’ it is enforced by him, does he think fans have no idea what the f#ck is going on. Would love the following team to be picked for Anzi.


    No doubt Pards will play Perch and Tiote holding midfielders and go for a 1nil win, well you know what i mean. well me and the young un wont be freezing our bollocks off to watch that, thats for sure.

  • 7 pardrew hater // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    what every 1 was saying cisse was sh1t till he scored and we won the game its strange how minds changes very quickly i dont blame the players for anything thats happend this season the only people i blame for it is mike ashley and the puppet and happy that we got the players we wanted in jan but should of been done in the summer and hope this summer we bring 5 more in and that will a good enough team and big enough to challange but a new manager is what we need because next season will be the same if not worse under this puppet players will leave if no change it will happen and all that hard work will be for nothing really

  • 8 sanchez // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    We really need to work on our corners, how many has it been since we last scored from one? Like 300 now or something?

    Anyways good result, exactly what we need, now lets get the place rocking on Thursday

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    soz mate didn’t see your reply!
    yeah i know cisse was ill this week but lets be honest his performance wasn’t to different to most the season, perhaps caused by a lack of competition? either way we need a CF in because i wouldnt want to face another season relying soley on cisse

    on the new lads, just like benny, i think there intergration into the squad is spot on and they have completley kick started our season

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Cisse is a very good instinctive finisher…his movement is good although gets offside to much (needs to adapt if passes getting to him to late, he has to change his game if he’s too quick for the other boys)

    His decision making isn’t great but he is a good goalscorer and does a great job. We do need a Suarez, aguero etc type who scores and creates but they aren’t easy to find and usually cost a lot.


    If like to see a few changes like try santon in the wing over Jonas maybe. But for all I know they may try it in training and it might not work, pards may not even try it i don’t know

  • 11 martoon // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    While I understand a lot of the criticism – I think a lot of you are not allowing for the fact we played 2 matches in 3 days and travelled 2500 miles. Travelling makes you weary even if you don’t play – I think Pardew is right we were mentally tired but a win is a win and Stoke came to defend.

  • 12 Alan Pas-de-clue // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Ed is haidara not senegalese?

  • 13 ogm // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Tiote is a bloody liability, we should get rid.

    He hasn’t been on his game at all this season and that tackle to give away the penalty was insane.

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    for me the biggest problem with cisse is he doesn’t hassle the CB at all he never trys to get goal side he just cuts a frustrating figure this season

  • 15 geordiedownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    I follow this site and have done for a very long time don’t comment much …but just felt the need to vent this ….GED up to the back teeth with some of you lot on here so fickle its unbelievable ….its football it’s the team we love get behind them and stop slagging off our players its shameful to even think some of you lot call your self supporters !!! Sort it out HWTL!

  • 16 northernirishtoon // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Thought we looked very slow the day but great result.

    Team for Thursday


    Simpson. Mbiwa. Taylor. Hadaira

    Cabaye. Sissoko

    Benny. Marveaux. Jonas


  • 17 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Corners are poor. Villa got a lot under oneil and he said no special plans just good movement and a good cross in, keep it simple I think.

    Pardew hater

    Pardew said in the summer he wanted “cabayes mate” (obv debuchy), a striker and a goal scoring CB.

    Not his fault they never came in and once they didnt there was nothing to be gained by saying the squad was too thin and we have no chance so what can he do really.

  • 18 pardrew hater // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    no what we really need is to get cabaye further up the field and lurn the rest of the midfielders to learn how to pass and feed the ball to cisse and watch the goals go in like cisse did last season we could and any top striker in there today and the result would have been the same

  • 19 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM


    Travel isn’t the issue for me. It’s just another game and not a full week to trains the same way as normal.

    Sittin on a plane isn’t ideal but nothing a good nights sleep doesn’t overcome

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    so in order to be a supporter you have to blindly support the player despite form and are never allowed to ever say jesus he had a bad game today?

  • 21 Alan Pas-de-clue // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    sissoko and gouffran hasd their most ineffective gams since arriving for us today, but hey 3 pts is 3pts and we can go all out agaist anzhi without the pressure of knowing we absolutely must win at wigan

  • 22 Munster Mag // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    “The team has done well in his absence” ….wtf is that supposed to mean? Pards really does spout it sometimes. Great win though so well done to all.

  • 23 wreker16 // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Whilst tiote gave away a penalty for a shocking foul, I still thought that up until then he was actually quite good. Played some nice passes and created a couple of chances with his tackling of nzonzi and over the top ball to someone.

    I do think however he needs to realise he can do that and not be rewarded with a starting place. Basically, Anita over tiote. Simples. Or Marv off cisse an sissoko dropping back. Anita deserves to be playing more though

  • 24 pardrew hater // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    yes i understand that it was not pardrew fault for not getting the players in but he has no excuse now we have a good team just need a good manager to show them the way forward

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    i think half the set piece issue is that cabs just cant take a bloody corner!!!!!

  • 26 t00ntime // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    If tiote is a liability and shud be sold then so shud cabaye.
    Tiote had a good game today only ruined by a dumb tackle for a penalty, but before the pen he broke up play nicely and also stoke were alot better going forward after tiote got subbed, coincidence?
    Cabaye constantly gave away freekicks in dangerous postions but nobody mentions it. I wouldnt want rid of either because both are very good for us. Say what u want about tiote but cabaye makes exactly the same stupid challanges. Only cabaye scores+assists more so people dont care. Tiote is there to break up pla and bar one mistake did very well today

  • 27 manxpie // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    catchy what were cautious being in the bottom 6 with 10 games to go my god who’d have thought!!???
    but guess wat we won and that is 1 loss out of the last 8 with 5 wins thats totally cautios to me lyk!

  • 28 pardrew hater // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    anita should be ahead of tiote

  • 29 manxpie // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    haha check i meant! jesus wat has catchy done to me!!

  • 30 manxpie // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    from last post
    tads agree but i’m very impressed with the way the SQUAD has worked especially the defence since january and to be honest there’s always gonna be teething problems in the team with the drastic changes we’ve made recently and today it was our final ball but we got there in the end :)
    cisse supposedly only trained once this week although poor game by his standards he ran allover the pitch all game (last thing i’d wanna do after the shits) and rewarded with a goal
    tads n transfer i’d be interested in what you think of pardews intergration of new players?
    for me he did amazingly last season and with these new players since january he seems to be doing the same?
    how often do you here that new players need to bed in or get used to the climate n pace of the prem it hasn’t really been a problem with most of our signings?

  • 31 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM


  • 32 wreker16 // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Also, cisse wasn’t great but had no quality service. We’ve seen what he can do if he does. Haidara played very well when coming on. Campbell was alright as well, packing pace and movement, they seemed reluctant to pass to him though.

    Not sure if I play perch or saylor with mbiwa on Thursday. Probably perch as a reward for a class performance last week

  • 33 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I lost count of the number of times we crossed the ball today straight into the arms of their Keeper?

    Well pleased with the three points though! It was,nt one of the best games i,ve seen, but a win is a win! Now to beat Anzhi on Thursday and another three points at Wigan next week?

  • 34 northernirishtoon // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:11 PM


    Thought tiote had an ok game today but in my opinion it wasn’t enough to warrant a starting place above Anita or perch.

    I would personally drop sissoko back (when pards done this today he was still a threat) and put marv in the no 10 spot

    Job done :-)

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    great write up as always mate!

  • 36 pardrew hater // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    martoon yes we had 2 games in 3 days but man u do it every season plus we did not look tired today just lacked going forward as when we had the ball going forward we did not no what to do with it and thats something we need to sort out defence is sorted i think now midfield is class i think 1 more class striker and we will be fine

  • 37 pardrew hater // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    and i forgot new manager aswell

  • 38 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM


    Cheers mate, I still can’t quite believe we won it!

  • 39 blindoptimism // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I’m sorry but are you some sort of wind up merchant ‘pardew hater’ or do you ACTUALLY believe what you’re saying?

  • 40 toonicle // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Munster- I think Pardew was referring to Cisse’s absense since he was out with that virus on Thursday.

  • 41 Jail for Ashley // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    I think proofis in the pudding, since the new arrivals we have won five, drew two and imo were unlucky to lose the other two and very unlucky to lose one of them, for all Pards faults those stats prove he can get results given the personnel.

  • 42 blindoptimism // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Also, I can’t believe the negativity on here from some. We’ve just played away from home in Russia against one of the favourites for the Europa League and limited them to long shots and almost snatched a win, then beat a defensively sound Stoke side that were dogged and determined not to lose- coming from behind after a needless foul against the run if play from Tiote. Fantastic week for the boys, and excellent decisions made by Pardew in both games.

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    neither can i! when they scored tbh we just didnt look like we had a goal in us but good to see the lads heads didnt drop and very positive subs from pardiola
    think sadly there is a massive case for tiote not starting think he needs to earn his spot back especially with the form of perch and anita, think he got his spot gifted back to him after the ACON tbh and thought it was a poor showing to go down the tunnel as being reported

  • 44 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    completley agree he said in jan give the players and i’ll turn it round that he has

  • 45 blindoptimism // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Jail for Ashley- I could not agree more. He was as desperate for new faces in the summer as we were, and now we’ve got them, we look a good looking side that can play. And this revival has been without our most creative player (barring maybe Cabaye) in Hatem.

  • 46 keeganjr // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    what is Tiote’s problem?? He’s braindead.. Hope we get i silly(high)bid for him in the summer

  • 47 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Yep, I’d like to see Anita or Perch ahead of him. Aside from the penalty though he was better than he has been of late but still nothing on the player we know he can be…

  • 48 nico // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Obviously we’ve got loads of supporters not at the game today voting. Cabaye had a decent game and scored a cracking freekick; however if he never takes a corner again I will be very happy. Looked today as if he was playing catch with their goalie.

  • 49 yo-yo // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM


    Loads on here say Cisse has no competition for his place and needs to rediscover his mojo. Still should score 15 for the season mind.
    Same is true of Tiote but he has got real competition for his place. I have to say Perchinho is one of my favourites. He can cover DCM with no loss of performance – and is pushing Cheick – he is also ahead of Willo as CB and was rock solid in Moscow. What a class utility player he’s become.
    Problem for Anita is that he falls between Tiote and Cabs as he has a wicked pass on him as well as being able to break up play and counterattack. Either gives us loads of options and we haven’t really missed Cheik that much imo

  • 50 santonthenewmaldini // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Would love to see us play this team Thursday really go for it:

    Santon Rb
    Sissoko RW
    Cisse ST
    Campbell LW

    Campbell is probably going to be too small for the Premier league to play up front but as a wide player cutting in and playing on the break he would offer more than Obertan for a start

    OR do you think we should play Gouffran but put it down on the sheet that Obertan is playing and hope no-one notices?ha ha

  • 51 manxpie // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    tbf tiote nearly set up 2 goals before his stupid penalty and played well for most of it and didn’t get a yellow card!
    and also i think the ref had a good game used his commonsense well

  • 52 WWYCD // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    BIG 3 points today despite people under estimating Stoke they are a hard team to beat. People still rubbishing Pardew though I take it?

  • 53 yo-yo // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:42 PM


    Is the Pope a Catholic ?

    Catchy is still taking a pop under his new name.

  • 54 wreker16 // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Toontime makes a good point with regards to cabaye.

    His petulance is really frustrating, he just gives away a free kick for no reason at least once a game. He is quite a dirty player really. However at least he doesn’t do it in the penalty box cough mr t cough. He should get that balotelli wannabe look back.

  • 55 robin // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    If we can get decent money for Tiote, we should cash in. And sack Pardew, as well the guy is a total chancer, the set pieces are third rate, 249 with out a goal from corners. That’s down to Pardew, and his limited coaching techniques. We need a top class coach in or it will carry on next season. Struggling in a relegation fight!

  • 56 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:45 PM


    Yeah exactly, your point is well taken. Perch is such a great squad squad player, this season’s Ryan Taylor.

    I remain doubtful for Thursday mind, I think it’s going to be a soul destroying 1-1. Hopefully Cisse will have some renewed belief though and grab the game by its horns…

  • 57 manxpie // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    yep yo that should put us safe for another season
    and pardew should go coz hes been cautious most of the season with half a squad and being in the bottom half of the league even tho since he got the squad he wanted we’ve lost 2 but hey obviously his fault! :)

  • 58 WWYCD // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    New name? I’ll never understand the reason behind making a second name on here. Reckon Pards did well today imo and he set us up almost perfectly against Anzi

  • 59 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Stoke are without doubt the worst footballing side in the league.

    If they are not kicking, elbowing opposition players off the ball then their throwing themselves to the ground, rolling around like little girls.
    Like all bullies, you stand up to them and they simply go away

  • 60 WWYCD // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Maybe so mate but they are (naughty swear word beginning with f)ers to score against

  • 61 yo-yo // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Cabs does have that vicious streak in him.
    Can’t work out if its malice ir mistiming.
    Anita ought to get more starts for sure.

  • 62 beefman13 // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Carryingcoals, that was a very decent write up, i just dont get why Pardew wont mix it up more especially at home, creative door unlocking players are what we want to see at SJP, i just feel our manager constantly misses a trick especially at home, we could have unlocked the stoke door very early on.

    I watched the game frustrated for most of it just like most others in the ground, i have been the most positive poster concerning the way the club wants to move forward as a whole, and yet i have became very negative towards our own managers style of play and tactics.

    If benny is fit in the coming weeks he WILL have to play him no excuses, he cannot leave him on the bench to appeise jonas or anyone else, why not go 433 at SJP, we could pummel teams.
    Ben Arfa

    That would be magic at home especially, pace, power, guile, skill, finishing ability.

    Campbell as one of the definate subs for now that is, i think he could go straight in against Anji, hope he gets a bit more playing time, shola has had so so many chances jonas definatly needs dropping down, santon who i like but hadaira is going to test Pardews resolve no doubt regarding the left back position.

    Saylor of course could play for Perch, but perch who did have a cracking game v anji on thursday will prob get the nod, im just hoping benny is ok again to play, if not i really would start young Campbell.

  • 63 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM


    They are that mate, but from a footballing point of view they offer little to nothing, can see why the fans have had enough of Pulis.

    Saying that we weren’t much better ourselves today

  • 64 Alain Pardeaux // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Tiote was our best player by a mile today, he just let himself down with that stupid tackle. Some people just hate Tiote and will slate him no matter what, same with Jonas.

  • 65 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Well of course its pards bashing time he is the anti christ after all!

    i think perch/anita have done enough this season to justify there place infront of tiote to be honest, like you say today was an improved performance and for me he didnt have a scratch on perchys midweek performance or perchys 3 or 4 games before that, and is know where near what we saw from anita the 6 weeks he was at the ACON

    on a side note
    if we get a decent offer for robin we should definatly sell him
    his mackem ramblings are a liability and he’s an out and out t1t

  • 66 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:57 PM


    Thanks a lot fella, long time no speak. I remember you championed Campbell at the start of the season and I think we will see a lot more from the lad. He looked pretty fearless when he came on, for all it was short lived.

    I agree with you that at home we need to be less conservative. As you say – Ben Arfa is crucial.

    Has anyone got any idea if he will play Thursday? Also how come Shola didn’t make the bench, I didn’t hear anything…

  • 67 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM


    Shola picked an injury during training

  • 68 BDin9 // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Those at the game today note a slight 1second lull before the eruption when Cisse scored?Close but on side. HWTL

  • 69 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    there is no proof at all that pardew will leave benny out for jonas he’s spent the last 7 days doing nout but talking him up, your actually slating him on a bloody hypothetical situation!

  • 70 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    J B

    Do we know how serious / long out for? I feel we may need him thursday.

    Also presuming Cabs and Sissoko start thursday and mbiwa for that matter, thats a lot of games in a short space of time. I just hope we have enough in our locker. We miss the pace of santon and gouff when they are ineligible

  • 71 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    think everyone just automatically assumed he was offside!!!
    but aye good goal shawcross played him on and he buried it

  • 72 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    No word on how bad is injury is.

  • 73 WWYCD // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Well they never wanted him there anyway did they? His brand of football is rugby shame for Stoke but has kept them from yo-yoing anymore so they shouldn’t be that angry.

    We werent that bad today I dont think (only saw the second half) we were wasteful but not a poor display

    True I did hear he burned down a children’s hospital post match

  • 74 Fostino // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    tiote & jonas dropped for ben afra & marv is a very attcking team

  • 75 Carryingcoals // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM


    WOuld u play Jonas thursday? I feel like he has got out of his terrible spell, as most of the team have too. However we need goals and for that we need service.

    Marv, Jonas, Obertan – that would be my pecking order for the game. Althought Jonas and Marv could both play of course…

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    dont think shola has a serious injury should be fit for wednesday, though when your knees are shot the cold kills ya!
    it’s alot in a few days but no travelling, need a strong midfield v anzhi
    got a good feeeling about anzhi

  • 77 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM


    We played ok today I thought, but our final ball be it a pass or cross was woeful. Our set pieces where nothing more than catching practice for Begervic.

    Cisse was slaughtered all game on here but was fed on scraps, he had one pass of quality all game and he scored from it

  • 78 RonVanDam // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    I thought Haidara played better than Santon when he came on and gave us bit of structure

    Cabaye makes alot of reckless challenges during games and gets away with them. If Tioti was that lucky lol. I agree with tioti in one of his interviews that he gets booked on his reputation. Looking at his physic no wonder the ref’s are giving him cards.

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    jonas for me depends on benny in training this week
    if he’s fit then jonas should be benched but then also dont think marv works as a wide man!
    could be intresting to see benny left cisse uptop with sissoko on the right, believe he played there a fair bit for toulouse with a mid 3 of anita cabs n marv
    but aye its tricky because im still not convinced on marv seen as many poor performances as good ones

  • 80 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    U get some fickle fans like on hear. Just read a comment saying
    ‘Sell tiote in the summer’
    Why? Because he gave away 1 penalty??
    He’s a fantastic cdm, and I personally think his performances are better since we recruited the 5 Frenchman in the January window.
    Yes he does get more cards than any of our other players, but if he took the ‘aggressiveness’ away from the way he plays he’d be a much worse player.

  • 81 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    credit where its due mate cisse took the goal fantastically, but i still feel if we play like we do then perhaps cisse isnt the man to spearhead our attack
    not knocking his ability or anything before you think im having a pop but sometimes a player just doesnt fit a system and we could be better suited to a PEA or false 9 like Siem De Jong whos played the role fantastically for ajax, basically some one who can link with midfield and even allow are midfielders to get in front of them rather that always trying to be infront of play?

  • 82 gaz 44 // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    was speaking to ben arfa after the game.. he was just outside talking to fans true gent he was aswel but was saying how pardew is the best manager he has played under and how he gets the best out of his players.. i admit after the reading game i was ready to call for his head but now he has the players back and the new frenchies he has been getting the results.. cant see why some people feel the need to still slate him when hes getting the results. subs he made today were spot on.. changing the formation was the right call and obviously the players really rate him..

  • 83 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Did anyone else completely forget that dan gosling was still here?

  • 84 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Team for Anzhi






  • 85 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:18 PM


    Maybe that will have to be the case long term, but if Cabaye were pushed higher up the park to feed Cisse the ball and not made to sit so deep it would make a massive difference.
    Sissoko made a number of storming runs through the center today but his final ball into Cisse was awful

  • 86 gaz 44 // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    and steven taylor has to get a call up for england.. is a proppa rock at the back.. had to laugh when he was winding bergovic up

  • 87 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Dan who? 😉
    Naa just messing, I know exactly what he needs to help fulfills his potential.
    Either go on loan to a top championship side or a side that’s scrapping for relegation in the premier.

  • 88 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    @ tads

    I had but did you have to remind me ? :) . He seems like a nice enough kid but he is never going to get close to the first team let alone the bench and I reckon he will be off in the summer.

  • 89 Fostino // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    hows sammy getting on at bork anyone??

  • 90 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    the players have always said from day 1 what a great manager pardew is, especially the way he manages and motivates the players
    always a couple on here though that over analyze every statement he makes and believe every little press rumour, loads were calling for him over the whole colo thing saying that he’d lost the dressing room and that they heard from colo’s dog groomers flat mate’s 3rd cousin that benny wanted out because he hates pards

  • 91 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Chelsea have the best squad in the league. Their midfield is tremendous. Mata, Hazard and Oscar are sensational players. They made Man Utd look silly. Don’t rate Man U. Can’t believe they’re going to win the league.

  • 92 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM


    Scored a fantastic goal in his first game for them, got an assist for them in his second game, but now has a slight hamstring injury :)

  • 93 BDin9 // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Haidara looked better than Santon at LB. If Santon is better than Jonas at LM then it’s the way to go. We haven’t seen it yet,but worth a try at some point.

  • 94 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    could be mate but even still just feel he ‘s not suited to playing with his back to goal, time will tell be nice if he could become a 20-25 goal a season cf for us

    think he should of gone on loan tbh have no idea why he hasn’t but don’t see the lad ever featuring for us tbh

  • 95 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM


    He never has been and never will be a ‘back to goal’ type striker.

    Our problem is that of our two most creative players one spends most of the time on the treatment table while the other is being played way too deep to influence games, added to that our wingers and full backs are inept at crossing the bloody ball

  • 96 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    completly agree so the question is it easier to change the team set up or the man up top?
    personally reckon a new CF would also boost his performances bit of competition etc

  • 97 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Negative, negative, negative
    Negative, negative, negatiiiiive
    Negative, negative, negative
    NEGATIVE!!! ( newcastle, newcastle chant )

    Just thought I’d pst it since am seeing negative comment about today’s game, even though we didnt even deserve to concede a goal with the way we were playing

  • 98 dcro1 // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    How to solve the problem with corners: 1) The ball needs to be addressed more aggressively – Watch how Bale really uses the couple of yards to whip it in with more pace 2) The delivery needs to be flatter – if you loft it the person who can use his arms is going to be the winner against attackers who can just use their heads unless you’ve got a giant with a leap like Carroll/Crouch 3) Left footer on the right side, right footer on the left side give you a better chance of scoring

  • 99 JackButler // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM


    even a new striker would need the quality of pass/cross to make an impact.

    It would be easier to just change the manager 😀

  • 100 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Our midfielders are better
    Sissoko, cabaye, tiote, Ben arfa, Anita, perchinio

  • 101 lesh // Mar 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Yet right to bro @4, cheik and yohan are identical twins!
    ! =D

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