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Krul, Perch, Gutierrez And Santon All Start

7:00 pm, Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 481 Comments

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Alan Pardew has made four changes to the Newcastle starting line-up from that which started in the 4-0 defeat at Manchester City On Saturday, for tonight’s first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Benfica at the Estadio da Luz .

James Perch has been brought in at defensive midfield to replace Vurnon Anita, who didn’t have a good game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, and Tim Krul returns in goal as expected in place of Rob Elliot, who played well in Tim’s absence and further strengthened his position as the number two goalkeeper at Newcastle.

Sylvain Marveaux, now recovered from a slight groin strain starts on the right wing in place of Gabby Obertan, and Davide Santon comes in at left back for Jonas Gutierrez, who moves to the left wing.

Mike Williamson returns to be on the substitute bench, along with 18 year-old Adam Campbell, and Gael Bigirimana is the player left out of the squad tonight.

This is the team we had in the Match Preview except that the reliable James Perch comes in for Vurnon Anita.

It will be important for the team to play well tonight – especially in defense.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Benfica – Artur; Andre Almeida, Luisao (c), Ezequiel Garay, Melgarejo; Nicolas Gaitan, Nemanja Matic, Andre Gomes; Rodrigo, Oscar Cardozo, Ola John
Substitutes: Paulo Lopes, Roderick, Maxi Pereira, Enzo Perez, Urreta, Pablo Aimar, Lima

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; James Perch, Yohan Cabaye (c); Sylvain Marveaux, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson, Vurnon Anita, Dan Gosling, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Adam Campbell

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481 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonLYF // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    woeful bench like, but the best team we could have asked for. Cannot see us conceding 4.

  • 2 levi15791 // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    First. Also what time is kickoff?

  • 3 northernirishtoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Good team thank god. Let’s get ripped into them

  • 4 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Decent enough. Should be enough to stay in the tie at least. A 1-1 draw would be nice

  • 5 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    benfica have 3 danger men, ola john, gaitan and cardozo

  • 6 TimKrulFan // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Two wingers who won’t do anything put Marv Cam FFS and drop SISSOKO back.

  • 7 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    the stats aren’t kind tonight but hoping for some european glory! HWTL

  • 8 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    timkrulfan and play who, obertan?

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Cracking line up cannot wait for kick off!!! Have a feeling that cabs is going to score a screamer tonight!
    Only downside is when you look at the bench, really highlights the need for investment in the summer…

  • 10 northernirishtoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Cabaye to score first 1-1 is 260/1. A wee fiver on it lol

  • 11 check the toastie // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Simmo oh no, he is shite, my piss has vapourised, unbelievable how an unfit, shite footballer as himself is given a spot instead of Anita full back, Anita should put a transfer request in, to be fair the rest of the team is as good as it gets.

    Hope we press the ball and show some energy, if we just defend our own box we will go down. Perchy playing and Tiote being injured is a bonus for me.

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    simmo apart who tbf played well away last round, that’s a really good looking line up

  • 13 PotugueseTOON // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    hello all
    first forgive my english,
    nice line up, i just move simpson with anita.
    simpson will be smashed by ola john…..
    i hope we win this game, hate this club

  • 14 wreker16 // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Can’t really complain with that team, would have liked to see Anita in there, probably at full back

  • 15 tannerabag // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    more worried about Marveaux not tracking back, than I am about Simpson.

  • 16 MacToon // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Hope it’s not as one sided as the Portuguese expect. If we actually CAN hold onto the ball and pass it around we might have a chance.
    An away goal would be invaluable.

    Hey to all Portuguese fans, 2 good games of football to look forward to hopefully.

  • 17 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Hopefully we’ll get a draw or at least an away goal.

    Poor bench for a European QF.
    As Pardew looks around at who to bring on in the last ten minutes, he’ll suddenly realise how we made a profit last year.

  • 18 Mister Tuff // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Wow – great to have a genuine Portuguese fan coming on to make a comment.
    Potuguese -you live in Portugal not Potugal.

  • 19 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Like the line up. Could be tweaked but overall near the best that could be expected.

    Lets give it a go lads!

  • 20 2_goal_tino // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Harsh again on Anita. Doesn’t matter about the strength of the bench. The subs he will make are Anita, Shola and Obertan on who are all capable. Would love a score draw, but even a goal and a loss by 1 would put us in a good position.

  • 21 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Not sure what he wants to achieve with playing Simpson. I hope he puts Sissoko or Jonas as rightwing so he gets some help. Marveux in the middle.

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    How’s this for optimism, just put a tenner on seeing ameobi peeling away to do the rocking the cradle celebration with the away fans after scoring an 89th minute winner ;)
    OOOHHHHH NOAH AMEOBI KNEES BENT ARMS STRAIGHT RA RA RA ;)

  • 23 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Tads…Nice to see someone in the mood for the game :)

  • 24 check the toastie // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Well lads, Gutti playing Right midfield by Sky, makes sense if their left winger is the danger man, cant fault Gutti for workrate and defensive duties, just incapable of keeping the ball and playing pass and move but hey ho at least he is protecting Simmo.

    As pessimistic as normal, Chelsea game seems such a long time ago…………………………………..

  • 25 PotugueseTOON // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    lol yeah i live in oporto, and i m a FC porto supporter and love NU FC ;) i don t know why but i never miss a game

  • 26 PotugueseTOON // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    : Artur
    André Almeida, Luisão, Garay e Melgarejo;
    Matic, André Gomes,
    Gaitán, Ola John, Rodrigo
    Cardozo

  • 27 manxpie // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    good team should give them a good game
    well excited actually and btw in benficas last 5 games against english teams they haven’t won (lost 3 drawn 2)
    at least 1 stat is on our side :)

  • 28 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Geddon Portuguese toon you can’t not love the toon!
    Great nufc bench :/ but the lineup is decent. If we can create chances we could get a goal. Defence will be a rock tonight!

  • 29 Transfer Sage // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Happy with that team, best available really.

    Sumo isn’t ideal but with no debuchy or Haidara i’d rather have a proper full back and not Anita (part time left back) playing there.

    Hopefully the attitude of the team is right, to attack and not sit off and let them get on top of us more than we need to

    Whatever happens I intend to enjoy the game.

    Ps…fridge – didn’t realise it was an 8 year rolling contract, presumed a rolling contract wouldn’t be a fixed amount of time…my apologies..

  • 30 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    great team pardew, I just hope u stick to your word and not park the bus

  • 31 JAMSHA // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    A Good Team… Can See Us Winng

  • 32 manxpie // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    they must be crap there playing 442!

  • 33 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Betting firms says is an easy win for Benfica. My lifesavings on away it is then.

  • 34 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Ibiza
    What’s not to love were away playing the Portuguese champions in a European quater final!!!
    Absolutely buzzing, plus got my tickets for the home leg so hoping we put a decent shift in!

  • 35 Transfer Sage // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Check

    Exactly..:it could work. Rather have guti to help do a job defending than overran who can’t do anything haha.

    We aren’t blessed with anyone who can really play wide without Ben arfa and gouff so Jonas will do. Work rate alone shouldnt be the reason somebody is picked but we have few alternatives

  • 36 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Decent enough team, wouldn’t mind seeing Marv play up the middle though in some kind of 4-4-1-1 but oh well.

  • 37 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Why are ITV4 showing build up for all the English clubs FFS ? . They are all on separate channels yet they never seem to focus on us. Does my head in

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Manx

    How outdated are those…our team must be laughing at their team sheet haha.

    Or quaking in their boots ;)

  • 39 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Ha love David Ginola! Top bloke always puts a positive on the toon

    Sage
    Spot on mate would love to see anita in the squad but perhaps pards has gone with the safe option maybe?

  • 40 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    http://www.whoscored.com/Matches/704901/Preview

  • 41 manxpie // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    yeah transfer its settled my nerves anyways or has it :)

  • 42 Newcastle for alltid // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    We’ll look like a junior side and get smashed today. Just can’t see us cope.

  • 43 lesh // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    That’d be an inspiring chant if Shola’s on the pitch – it would really fire him up, even when warming up to come on and do his Shola the Benfica slayer bit.

    Assuming Cabaye plays further forward, I fancy him for the first and Shola to bag the winner near the death.

  • 44 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Check
    Agree about guti mate not the best attacker but can’t deny his outstanding work rate especially in defence, I’d be sh1tting bricks seeing simmo’s name if Marv was playing infront of him!

  • 45 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Realized line-ups prediction are off.

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Why did ITV4
    A) show hiadara in there line up
    B) start talking about Gareth bale?

  • 47 lesh // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Whoops, me @43 referring to tads’ chant. Mickey mouse fone!!

  • 48 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Lets grab a draw and head home to torture them at St James!!

    C’mon the Toooooooooooooon!!!

  • 49 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Leah
    Would be great hearing that getting chanted!

    That rodrigo lad they have playing is a cracking little player, weren’t we linked with him to?

  • 50 Jamiemac // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Typical Simpson bashing *yawn* he’s been decent in Europe.. Don’t get 4 consec clean sheets for nothing..

  • 51 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    we’re going to try to press them if we can

    horse’s mouth

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Good words from pards, wants us to go for it, lets hope that transpires in the game but at the same time lets hope we don’t stretch ourselves at the back

  • 53 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    its nice to hear people that have nothing to do with Newcastle giving us credit (gus poyet and chris coleman)

  • 54 manxpie // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    tads you might have seen the line up of french players they put up
    but for the line up they had guti left n marv right i hope not tho

  • 55 deyansabourian // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    best site to watch the games online????

    first row you need a plugin which isnt installing for me

  • 56 jakesome // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Sissoko will bully them cabaye will stretch them marvaux will carve them and cisse will finish then

  • 57 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    im so freaking excited for tonights game. its one of those ties were we have the hardest draw and nobody seriously gives us a prayer , their coming of a superb win and us a devastating loss.

    if we lose its no big deal as everyone expected it , but if we go out their and win its back page news !

    granted if they trounce us itll be a bit gutting but other than that theirs no reason not to go for it !

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Manxpie
    Hmmmm yeah that would make sense!!!!

  • 59 DarkSideofTheToon // Apr 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Guys I’m really excited and really nervous in equal measure, I just hope we do ourselves justice. C’mon lads let’s do the business

  • 60 Hobs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Stream: http://www.hdfoots.com/stream3.html

  • 61 deyansabourian // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    online site to watch the game?? please help

  • 62 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    itv are streaming it on their site . may be a better quality stream than the usual links avilable

  • 63 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Here we go! HWTL!

  • 64 MacToon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    deyansabourian, don’t click on any plugin, you could possibly download something unwanted on your PC. VIP, FirstRow links tend to have spam links on the screens and don’t click on any plugin/adverts!
    Use a good ad-blocker and/or look for the small crosses to close the windows within the main screen.
    Enjoy the game ;-)

  • 65 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    amazing atmosphere in the stadium!

  • 66 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    HWTL

  • 67 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    christ we are actually atackking them !

  • 68 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Good start. Marv & Cisse linking up well again

  • 69 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Great start what a ball from marveuax!!! C’mon cisse lad the stage is set for you tonight with attacking play like this!

  • 70 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    could have had one already :O great start !

  • 71 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Good so far. We have been linked with Rodrigo.

  • 72 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Anybody else not getting widescreen?

  • 73 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Beneficial look shell shocked here like!! Lets hope we nab a goal or 2 while we’re on top!!

  • 74 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    @jesper
    Norwegian waffles are probably much the same as the Danish but with delightful brown cheese,jam,cream and butter on them
    Howay the lads
    Lets hope for a good display now from our boys

  • 75 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Jeeeeeez timmy careful lad or Elliot will be nicking your spot! ;)

  • 76 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    cisse makes good runs its just we dont really have anyone on his wavelength atm to put the balls through early enough

  • 77 MacToon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Beauty

  • 78 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Cisssseeeeeeeee

  • 79 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    great ball simmo well done

  • 80 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    YEaaa!

  • 81 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    WHAT A BALL SIMMO

  • 82 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 83 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Cissssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee YOU FCUKING BEAUTY!!!!!!
    And what a ball from fcuking simmo!!!!!

  • 84 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Simmo threads a pass !!

  • 85 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    amazing pass by simpson!

  • 86 voodoo85 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Put it on a plate and he’ll eat ‘em up

  • 87 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Amazing!!!!! What a start! Cisse is looking deadly up there.

  • 88 nufc786 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    WHAT A BALL BY SIMMO….
    AND TO TO THOSE WHO COMPLAINED ABOUT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 89 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Simpson – forgiven.

  • 90 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Did Simpson give that pass to Sissoko ???!!!

  • 91 voodoo85 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Credit where it due, Simpsons pass was vital right then

  • 92 jakesome // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Simpson bashers eat your heart out

  • 93 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    OMG Simmo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 94 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    new contract simmo ;)

  • 95 josh // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    DANNY FKIN SIMPSON TAKE A BOW. WHAT A BALL SON.

  • 96 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Let’s just hope Pards doesn’t decide to try and hold them there now.

  • 97 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    We need to keep this up and not try to defend for 75 minutes

  • 98 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Sorry, i’m a bit late.

  • 99 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Away goal! Keep it up attack some more they hate it

  • 100 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    What a goal that was great ball from Simpson great first time cross from socks and beautifully tucked away by cisse’s shin ;)
    Great start from the lads playing with real intent and purpose

  • 101 voodoo85 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    @96

    thats my worry

  • 102 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    they’re there for the taking. stay positive pardew get that second.

  • 103 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    areee you watching are you watching areee you watching sunderlanddd

    love it haha !

  • 104 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    when pardew decides to use some actual tactics instead of defending we look deadly

  • 105 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    that is the assist of the season, Simpson’s ball to Sissoko was world class!

  • 106 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Don’t get too excited yet guys.. remember Lisbon a couple of years ago? led 1:0 but lost 1:4

    Have we even won anything yet?

  • 107 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    we can take this! Cisse is looking up for it!

  • 108 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Defence is a rock. Mbiwa and Taylor so cool in possesion

  • 109 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    hope we continue to press! and not sit back too much

  • 110 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    omg why didnt marveux pass the ball!!

  • 111 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Wow 1-0 up against one of the most inform teams in Europe and there are still some fcuking idiots only looking at it negatively!
    You lads must be areet barrel of laughs, kinda on par with a morgue

  • 112 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Could have had two there! Marveux you donkey!

  • 113 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Cisse looking perky and Danny Simpson who can barely kick a ball, usually, with a precision, deft pass!

    Go for the jugular, we can do it!

  • 114 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Ah thta could have been the second right there MArv. Gotta get that pass off quicker.

  • 115 Valid point // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    ANY STREAMS PLEASE!!!!

  • 116 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    That ball from simmo gets better everytime they show it!

  • 117 JAMSHA // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Looks Promising… so gona shut my net off an.watch tin tin… n later watch the full.match… hope we win

  • 118 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    go on http://www.tvcatchup.com and sign up for free then watch it on itv4

  • 119 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    OMFG how unlucky great great ball by guti

  • 120 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    how close can you get !

  • 121 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    we are playing so &&&%$ well!!!!

  • 122 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Great stuff,great goal but I missed it in real time as the wife wanted a go :-)
    Oh man that was close too

  • 123 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Gutierrez storming like the one of old too!

    Soooo close there! Eek!

  • 124 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Unlucky that was a good save well done guti, sissoko and cisse

  • 125 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    We could have had 3-0. What’s in that Portugese water?

  • 126 josh // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN? I THINK I JUST FARTED OUT MY HEART

  • 127 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Oh my! We could be 3-0 up right now!

  • 128 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    clinical 1-1

  • 129 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Shit

  • 130 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    well……f3ck

  • 131 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Thought it was Sissoko with the cross so well done Simmo ,bout time ya learned to cross

    Crap crap crap

  • 132 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Ah sh1t
    Great save from timmy unlucky bounce

  • 133 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    crap…but we are playing like daemons……cant believe we where not 2:0 up :(

  • 134 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    That one is Mbiwa’s fault, shouldn’t have let him get there first for the rebound.

  • 135 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Krul tries to do a camera save FFS. Why can we never hold leads

  • 136 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    bring back elliot ;)

  • 137 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Sorry to say, but if anyone’s looked dodgy for us in the opening stages, it’s been Krul.

    Cost us there. Around the post or get your knuckles on it so it goes further away from goal.

    Looking rusty.

  • 138 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Still in front though.

  • 139 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Erf…

  • 140 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Insane!

  • 141 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Jesus were being slow to react at the back
    Great game though!

  • 142 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    WHAT IS WITH OUR DEFENSE_!!_!___!_!!_!_ why cant be GET THE DAMN BALL OUT>…we KEEP ODOING THIS….sorry caps..sick of this ping ponging of the ball

  • 143 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    How can you say Krul has looked dodgy??! unreal saves

  • 144 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    tbf to krul the shot was absolutely thumped at him, if anything he got too good a hand on it. and that double save was immense

  • 145 Valid point // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Help me with a strem please, I’m dying over here!

    HDFoots not working, and cant get tvcatchup as I’m outside UK.

    HELP!

  • 146 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    This C+unt honestly complaining getting Yellow!!!!!!!

  • 147 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Stay upbeat! We’re still actually attacking, for once!

  • 148 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    How i wish we had a full squad…. Ben Arfa, Debuchy, Gouffran, Tiote…..we would tear this Benfica apart…

    Cursed season..

  • 149 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    fantastic game, i really cant see it remaining at 1-1.

  • 150 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    this could finish 4 4, fine by me

  • 151 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    any news on HBA ? is he coming back at all????

  • 152 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    We look so good it’s untrue
    Still think benfica are there for the taking tonight and at SJP

  • 153 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    We need luck tonight boys.. Plenty of Luck to get through this

  • 154 JAMSHA // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    spurs 0-2 basel

  • 155 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Someone should of given simmo a shout there

  • 156 tweaked // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Reckon we can get another goal here, if we can make it 2-1 we have a good chance of getting thru

  • 157 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Spuds 2 down lol!

    True toon
    Shut up were playing some cracking stuff

  • 158 Valid point // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    SERIOUSLY NO STREAMS??!

  • 159 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    WHAT A SAVE TIMMY!

  • 160 ajcrawfs // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    go on myp2p.pe and look for the game

  • 161 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Krul’s nicely warmed up since the goal!

  • 162 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    great save krul but taylor backed off there

  • 163 tweaked // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Pls fek, just not Chelsea in the semi’s

  • 164 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    They really play well. I see them scoring maybe 2. But they got a poor defense, so, if we could secure a goal, at 3-2, we got good chances to qualify.

  • 165 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth

    Playing som cracking stuff? What have u been smoking mate?

  • 166 last minute window lies // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    get Marv off, worst player on the park !!

  • 167 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Nice guti show him who’s boss lad ;)

  • 168 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Need to hit them on the counter and tighter marking in the CM area .. if only Tiote is back..

  • 169 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    True toon
    The game you miserable get fcuk me you were even whinging a minute after we scored!
    Wum

  • 170 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Krul may have messed up once or twice but he’s saved us big time now
    Marveau’s passing has been pits poor and he’s not holding the ball well

  • 171 daztoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Push up we are sitting to deep

  • 172 darrylwe // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/178667/2/watch-sl-benfica-vs-newcastle-united.html

  • 173 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Krul is our Schmeichel but seriously too much room for them to run

  • 174 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Firstrowsports .eu and try link 2 is in English and pretty good quality

  • 175 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    WAKE UP NUFC!!!!

  • 176 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    sooo does anybody does know what is going on with HBA?

  • 177 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Perch & Cabaye need to wake up. I would put Anita on for Perchino at half time

  • 178 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    They are playing fast football now. Are we ready for fast pace game?

  • 179 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    cabaye been our worst player in this, still playing well, need half time now, come out in the second half tighter

  • 180 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Slacked off now, that goal has fractured our confidence, made everyone slightly hesitant.

  • 181 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Creative freekick =)

  • 182 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    who expected 1-1 ht?

  • 183 mattoutremont // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Guys is there any streaming link that will work with iPad (I.e. Non flash) ???

  • 184 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    I’ll take 1 : 1 at full time anyday.

  • 185 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Ok time to regroup now. We need to come out attacking like that first half., we had em on the ropes!

  • 186 josh // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    How can you play the advantage, let them jave a shot, and then give them the free kick when they miss? Schoolboy stuff referee you dribbling thunderc**t

  • 187 Valid point // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    ajcrawfs

    Thank you!!

  • 188 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    At least we get to half-time with good result today unlike against city after those last 10 min.

  • 189 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    From nearly 2-0 up to 1-1 is a sickener like. We need to start the second half as we played the first 30 minutes of the first. Anita for Perch and bring Shola on in the 75th minute

  • 190 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    i’ll tek any away goal like

    HWTL!!

  • 191 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    So are people watching the game?

    …half time couldn’t come at a better time I think; we look a bit lost in there :-(

  • 192 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Good first half from us dominated the opening 15-20 mins pretty even for the next 10 then they were full stride for the last 15, it’s always going to happen did ppl think benfica wouldn’t have a spell when it would be all them?
    We’re coping we’ll hopefully regroup at half time and come out all guns blazing for the second half hope to see anita for Perchy he’s on a yellow and these lads go down faster than katie price on a D list celebrity

  • 193 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    krull is cheesing me off now though 1 of his kicks has gone to us the rest gone to them >.<

    fist 30mins we ruled the game but last 15 we've forgot how to defend again and are giving the bal away far too easy.

  • 194 Beattie25 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Perch is going missing. After he was booked Rodrigo has been finding space far too easy.

    Need to take Perchy off and bring on Vurnon me thinks.

  • 195 last minute window lies // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    put campbell on for marv, even if he only gets two touches he will have done more !!

  • 196 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    its on itv4

  • 197 Pigott93 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Just making sure, the away goals thing still counts ya???

  • 198 Bambams // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Got to give Simpson credit for that through ball…. I did not know he was capable of it. I am one of the Simpson critics but I am big enough to offer praise when I am proven wrong. Well done.

    Hopefully the boys can throw off the nervous shackles they seem to be carrying since they scored.

    Still got to pick up the runners …..

  • 199 Mister Tuff // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Granted Simpson played a good through ball to Sissoko for the goal but other than that he is a crap player. At about 35mins there was a throw in against us he just stood in a space waving his arms around. Hopeless.
    They look better and better as time goes on and we are looking as if we are just about in panic mode. But so far so good -fingers crossed.

  • 200 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    ye away goals count as advantage

  • 201 BandB // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    We’ve had a go. And more than that. We’ve scored an excellent goal, and should have had a second. They are going to be dangerous. I’m really proud of my team.

  • 202 hotdog // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    We are doing ok, just gotta watch that ball in behind perch and cabaye that’s where they are getting their joy. Can’t believe marvs performance and why he didn’t put cisse in was shocking. I was worried about simmo but he is having a decent game and cracking ball. I’ll take 2-1 defeat HWTL

  • 203 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Hope this doesn’t turn out to be what could have been on missed chances

    1) Poor first touch by Cisse early doors from blinding Marveaux pass
    2) Marveaux didn’t pass when Cisse was completely free
    3) Cisse hit the post.

    Still think we have to keep taking it to them and let them worry about us because for 20 mins there we looked awesome going forward.

    Poor old Guti is having to babysit at the back again on both sides. I think Perch is struggling. Time for Anita perhaps, it’s not the premiership, different style.

    Please keep going for it Pardew and don’t do the usual shut up shop tactic.

  • 204 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Well I think I am watching a different game than you tads :-)

    …beside the early goal and one or two efforts this game has Benfica written all over it!

  • 205 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    BandB
    My sentiments exactly, couldn’t of asked for more from the lads this half

  • 206 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    As i said, really doubt it will remain 1-1…

    So we need a goal.

  • 207 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    guys i’m sorry but guti needs credit in this game >.<
    a good few crosses had the defender beat everytime and has been great defensively also.

  • 208 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Not much to do on the goal. Bit better from Krul and bit faster reaction from Mbiwa. Rodrigo is quick though.

  • 209 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    rotonda didnt hit the post, it was a save from benfica keeper

  • 210 Beattie25 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Anita could make the difference.

    He keeps the ball better and is quicker and more technical.

    We only need a good tackler when we can get close to them. They are just knocking it around Perch.

    Anita would be able to track the CAM better.

  • 211 daztoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Defence sitting to deep leaving space between our midfield for them to run into

  • 212 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Jesper
    Yeah must be different to half the other posters and all the pundits too

  • 213 slbfan // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Miserable half time from benfica. Dont understand why he puts a second team vs a team like NCU. Lima, maxi pereira, enzo peres, aimar, salvio…almost half team. f*****g idiot.

  • 214 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    i say marv needs to make way for cambell and perch for anita at some point and for one pls god pls dont take “guti” off lol think thats the first time i have ever said that >.<

  • 215 hotdog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Niafron. Would you not take 2-1 defeat?

  • 216 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Guti has had a very good first half as has cisse minus a heavy touch. krul been good too.

    taylor needs to get tighter and mbiwa needs to be less tight! cabaye needs to up his came and perch been invisible since on yellow, bring on anita for him, arguably campbell for marv who has faded away and go 442 and take it to them

  • 217 juanpeterbeardsley // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Pleasantly surprised by that so far would take 1 1 now even 2 1 at a push .
    On another point for Gods sake stop going on about getting rid of Pardew boring….

  • 218 Deana // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    I agree with most people, need to keep pressing them. We can win this if we are brave and determined. I would however settle for a 1-1 draw. COME ON THE TOON don’t sit back.

  • 219 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    which went on to the post

  • 220 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    tads…I am watching Fox they don’t seem to think we were the better side! what are you watching?

    yeah most NUFC fans tends to be objective when Newcastle play ;)

  • 221 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Croftus
    Aye mate guti’s having a great game, the commentator noted how he had the beating of there full back all night
    Agree with Beattie though anita for Perchy, can see him getting a red or getting overran

  • 222 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Out with Perch in with Guti in the middle and Anita as left winger.

  • 223 hotdog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Back on. Come on lads

  • 224 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    one thing is for sure and thats pardew has definatly not been negative in this game and has gone all out to try for the win.

  • 225 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Hopefully we come out sharp and awake now
    Here we go lads

  • 226 I I I // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Keep tight boys. Boss the midfield. Sissoko get in there.

  • 227 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Post crap

  • 228 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    faaaack

  • 229 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    AAAAHHHHHHHHH CISSE

  • 230 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    So unlucky

  • 231 Bambams // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Should of rounded him

  • 232 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    cmooooon…..ffs….how unlucky can Cisse get..

  • 233 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Once again though fantastic from guti

  • 234 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    TWO POSTS WHAT IS THIS(*@)*&@)&*)&*)&*@*(Y*&WYUDSFXKCBhcdsfsfgfg

  • 235 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Cisse is not friens with that goal post :-(

  • 236 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Great ball from Marveau but surely Cisse should score there,he had time to go at the keeper

  • 237 tweaked // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Cisse seriously unlucky tonight

  • 238 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    both posts i dont think cisse could have done any more. pure bad luck not lack of skill. devastating.

    this guy cant catch a break !

  • 239 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    @hotdog

    Well, unfortunatly, don’t see them scoring only one…

  • 240 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Great play in build up from Gutierrez and I’m not his biggest fan,he’s getting us a lot of free kicks too

  • 241 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Anita on his way.

  • 242 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    another post :-(
    should be 3-1 now

  • 243 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Jesper
    When did I say we were the better side? Said it was pretty even both teams playing some good stuff and a great game

  • 244 mattoutremont // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    ipAd stream possible??.??

  • 245 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    guti again covering the attackers in our box while our cb watch him

  • 246 toonLYF // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Cisse is having a blinder! So unlucky twice, but his defensive work, his link up, and his attacking positions have been phenomenal. Well played Papiss.

  • 247 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Let off there like

  • 248 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    tads…well I said that beside the early goal and one or two good efforts the first half had Benfica written all over it.

    …you replied that it most be a different half to most of you posters and the pundits :-)

    I thought it was implied that it meant we were looking good?

    I just think we are lucky not being behind with two goals. They have had three times as many shots on and off the goal and more goalscoring chances even though we sad on the game the first 20 min :-)

  • 249 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Benfica should buy AndyC

  • 250 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Another injury. What a year.

  • 251 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    so let me try this again…

    Anybody know what is happening to HBA?

  • 252 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Jesper
    Lucky not to be behind?
    We’ve hit the post twice they’ve done nout but hit our keeper

  • 253 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    and theres the anita for perch we wanted

  • 254 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Are we ever going to play a game with none of our players getting injured ? . It’s beyond a joke now like

  • 255 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Carr pick Rodrigo out. Good news.

  • 256 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    @ Gorgonzola. He’s still out for the season.

  • 257 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Vurnon Anita is 24 now, he got to start performing.

  • 258 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    entire season?????

  • 259 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    tads…does it matter what you hit if it is a goalscoring opportunity?

    …will you argue we have had more goalscoring chances than Benfica?

  • 260 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    yes, entire season. Not even funny.

  • 261 daztoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    We are as bad defending corners as attacking em

  • 262 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    No return date set for Arfa.

  • 263 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    stupid

  • 264 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Well done Santon

  • 265 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    mind you we are talking about the first half here :-)

  • 266 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    fkin stupid idiot wth was that >.<

  • 267 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    It is OVER

  • 268 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Terrible error horrible way to concede didn’t deserve that like

  • 269 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Jesus H Christ… :-/ what has happened to HBA??? i though he should be back by now

    owww jesuss I have had enough of this…..

    this is just criminal

  • 270 Paps // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    International defender?

  • 271 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Fortnight on the rest more or less.

    How can they be so lucky.

  • 272 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    …and there they scored!

  • 273 Unbelievable Tekkers // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    must be about the 10th goal santon has cost us this season

  • 274 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Great assist by Santon…… we can not catch a break….this season is cursed.

  • 275 last minute window lies // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    santon backpass was bad but kruls kicking is absolutly awful

  • 276 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Santon have made a very bad mistake. He really should not have pass it bck this way this far!

  • 277 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    The mistake of the year… And a very expansive one.

  • 278 mot7 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Santon the cause of another goal

  • 279 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    sh i te

  • 280 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Santon your defending always aweful.
    Please out to AC Milan with free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 281 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Can see some players is dishearted ald

  • 282 Mister Tuff // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Heads dropping a bit now -some look knackered.

  • 283 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Simmos’s better than Santon !!

  • 284 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Santon you IDIOT

  • 285 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    true toon…. wait until the fat lady sings like

  • 286 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    come back hairdryer all is forgiven

  • 287 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Not saying unlucky over all but getting ball in from that angle.

  • 288 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

  • 289 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Wtf????

  • 290 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Still a good result.

    But they got plenty of time, and a 3-1 would put us in a very bad position.

    We need a goal.

  • 291 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    penalty ???? wtf ?

  • 292 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    FUC-ING CLUELESS!

  • 293 mot7 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Taylor you twat

  • 294 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Ffs Taylor

  • 295 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Penalty all day long

  • 296 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    why stevie, why?

  • 297 jammylambo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    blatent hand ball , steven tgalor then claims it was his balls. fk sake.

  • 298 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Taylor LOVES to USE hand!

  • 299 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    omg >..< i really dont see the point in both them incidents.

  • 300 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Lisbon all again.. I am right

  • 301 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    OK, we NEED to score now.

  • 302 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Disgusting
    We were in control and santon does us big time

  • 303 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Why would he even handball in that situation?

  • 304 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Two off the post already and we really need our quota of luck NOW

  • 305 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    and here we go falling apart now…

    We could be 3-1 up….i’m just waiting for this season to be over now…

  • 306 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Began with so much promise….

    Now up in smoke.

  • 307 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    This game is gone for good! Miss too many chances in the 1st half, we didn’t take it when is it right infront of us.

  • 308 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    could do with a couple of their forwards

  • 309 DxK // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Wow, this could be a thumping now.
    Davide Santon’s moment of complete stupidity has probably knocked us out of the Europa League.

  • 310 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    We could be 3-1 up or about 7-1 down

  • 311 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    well the fat lady may be warming up for her performance now though

  • 312 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    What was Sissoko doing,we look all over the place now

  • 313 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    So is Pardew going to change this or what ?

  • 314 niafron // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Far from being over lads. Hang on.

  • 315 JackButler // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Saylor and Santon left thier common sense in the dressing room at half time

  • 316 hotdog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    This club is fooking cursed I tell ya!!!

  • 317 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    No need to of done that stevie absolute tw@ 2-1 would of still been a decent score to take to SJP but ffs when players gift them goals what can you do about it

  • 318 Goodfella // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    What goes on in his head because its not the first time

  • 319 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    We haven’t got a clue Pards will no doubt through Shola on when its pace that will work against their slow defence

  • 320 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Now we can thinking only EPL.
    But Santon You are NO WANTED PLAYER for us!!!!!!!!!

  • 321 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    C’mon cabs this has top corner written all over it

  • 322 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    one goal for us now still puts us in a very good position for the return leg at SJP lads…..

  • 323 true toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    @ joe blog

    Isn’t it typical of NUFC? I have grown numb with disappointments

  • 324 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    thats just rediculous now everyone will forget how good we played and how much we should have won the game because of 2 stupid bloody players

  • 325 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Well it might be along shot, but we just need one lucky goal :-)

    …I know Iam being a bit optimistic here but what have we got to loose now?

  • 326 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    two posts – two obvious defensive errors

  • 327 TheToonKing // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    let’s just somehow survive the drop, probably by other teams helping us out and start over.

    I don’t think a team has ever had this many injuries in a season while we are having it every other season. Hire God to be our team doctor.(prolly won’t help)

  • 328 darrenfletcher88 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Wil be 4 or 5 now,absolute shocking defending again!! Santon and Taylor letting the hole club down!!! F****g madness!!!

  • 329 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    I can’t believe I didn’t expect this in the second half. I forgot we only play well for 20 minutes. That’s us done

  • 330 hotdog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This club is fu**ing cursed I tell ya!!

  • 331 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This ref is an egg headed moron

  • 332 DxK // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Time for big Sholes???

  • 333 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    tactical substitution time :)

  • 334 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    So mad now with the stupidity of our boys sometimes

  • 335 JackButler // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    A combination of bad luck and stupidity has made this round far harder than it should have been

  • 336 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    WHY ISN’T PARDEW CHANGING IT ?

  • 337 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Ffs cisse what sort of ball is that?

    BPC
    Can’t seriously lay this on pards what change can he make to undo Taylor being a pr1ck?

  • 338 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    True toon

    Aye, doesn’t even upset me anymore.

  • 339 darrenfletcher88 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Could be 4 or 5 now!!! Taylor and santon letting the hole club down awful awful defending!!!!!

  • 340 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Cisse needs to go

  • 341 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Sissoko that was Bollox why run toward Cisse then dink inside why would you try and trick Cisse?

  • 342 valle // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Every team f**k up, we just do it all the time… Self inflicted defeat and hard to swallow.

  • 343 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Santon gave a good pass back to their keeper

  • 344 Bambams // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    We have got to stop doing two yard passes and spread the ball further and switch it.

    Shot ourselves again ….

  • 345 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    3-2 here and 1-0 at SJP and we are through

  • 346 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    wtf he was not involved in play fkin skanked again >.<

  • 347 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    everyone stop whining the game isnt over yet!

  • 348 peaco1980 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Given our (lack of) tactics and our inability to keep hold of the football without aimlessly giving it away, the only surprise is that we don’t concede more goals.

  • 349 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    What a thick head of a linesman

  • 350 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    @ tads

    We need to be proactive rather than reactive. They made two subs and have gone 3-1 up. We need fresh legs

  • 351 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    So they have made all their subs and go on to win we have made 1 through injury. Pardew you Sir are a Tw@t

  • 352 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Will 2-0 @ SJP take us through? I am trying to be positive…

  • 353 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Pardew ain’t changing it cuz we’ve got a shite bench. I’d bring on Campbell for cisse cuz he’s actually better!

  • 354 JackButler // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    If we can get one back here it changes everything for us

  • 355 daztoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Croftus
    Glad the defence is finally sorted

  • 356 josh // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Absolutely terrible. Joke of a referee joke of a linesman. Every game I’ve watched this season we’ve had officials incapable of making a correct decision.

  • 357 mattoutremont // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I don’t think saylor would pass an elementary psych test. He’s prone to brainsnaps. Would be interesting to see his handball stats over the years. Liability at times.

    Poor bench cost us options. Not good enough, bye bye season.

  • 358 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Do we need that red and white slayer? and some Le hoof Le toon!

  • 359 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    has saylor got a screw loose? how many times does he do daft stuff like that? he always has these bramble moments

  • 360 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    @349 yes it will

  • 361 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    We are Chasing shadows… 4th is coming…

  • 362 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I remember someone saying ‘Santon is a Rolls-Royse of a player’… Well true… he proved costly for us!!

  • 363 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    BPC…sadly Pardew always use subs reactive :-(

    …I have raised this issue before!

  • 364 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    @ IndieGeordie

    Yes it will

  • 365 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    why ameobi? this high line made for adam campbell

  • 366 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Taylor long lost his solitary marble, if he did indeed ever have one!

  • 367 clinath@ed // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Santons heads gone

  • 368 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Our great Shola is coming on…Great..goals comings..

  • 369 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Shola has best attendance record in Europe for Newcastle!!!!!

    Gan on strolla

  • 370 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    @352 yep in this game its really poor i must admit but its still a lot better than our previous years

  • 371 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    FFS Shola they are slow at the back so we put on a slower striker well done Pards.

  • 372 BIGUPNUFC // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    SHOLA come on u legend!

  • 373 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Bout time Marveau came off really,come on Strolla kick some Butt

  • 374 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Ive been disliking to see that Santon playing at left back.
    That is cause a problem that taking a time to back a normal position from attacking posiotion.
    So idiot tactics.

  • 375 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    If games were 20 minutes we would be top of the table. or would we play well for 5 minutes.

  • 376 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    @ 357 croftus5678 – Do-able!

  • 377 nufc_eire // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Has a newcastle player broke out into a sprint yet? Static everywhere and zero energy

  • 378 mot7 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Didnt even know marv was on lazy git and our captain needs to get his finger out of his arse

  • 379 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    no sympathey for Santon

  • 380 beefman13 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Campbell is perfect for the benfica high line

  • 381 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    When is the last time an ENGLAND International Defender do a Handball?

  • 382 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    And another injury. This just gets better FFS

  • 383 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    HAHAHAHA Gosling OUR savior seriously Pards know’s less than F all

  • 384 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    sympathy*

  • 385 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Oh don’t worry guys, Pards is gonna put on Gosling to save us! Yay!

  • 386 Joe Blog // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Gosling – dear oh dear – our goose is cooked.

  • 387 beefman13 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Pardew for fek sake, we need anotha goal.

  • 388 DxK // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Gosling? Why not Bigi and move Anita to Right Back? I don’t get why you’d want to put Gosling on unless there were no other alternatives.

  • 389 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Hahahaha Gosling our hero, seriously Pards know’s less than fu=k all

  • 390 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Move on guys and stop pending this on Santon.

    …it was a bad mistake but he didn’t loose us the game. We were doing that allready and Saylors blunder was the nail in the coffin.

    With a huge amount of luck we could still turn this around to a 3-2 defeat.

  • 391 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    2injuries again,some luck
    Hope Gosling scores for us now

  • 392 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Pards – throw Campbell into the mix… Why take him along otherwise!!

  • 393 JackButler // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    We are slow bloody static, have serious questions over our fitness levels

  • 394 daztoon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Croftus lol

    cabaye has been poor again tonight

  • 395 toonLYF // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    yes Santon has scored you clueless mugs!

  • 396 darrenfletcher88 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Anyone who thinks this benfica team won’t score at st James is a mug!!!

  • 397 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    BPC
    React how man?
    We were still very much in the game at 1-1 even at 2-1 we were countering well getting behind them
    You can’t account for your players making stupid decisions!

    Why are commentators paid there idiots they have just said santon has never scored for Newcastle

  • 398 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Santon Go To Spagehtti Italy

  • 399 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Campbell’s and Oba’s pace would of been much better in this game

  • 400 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    bring back mickey quinn

  • 401 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    colwell

    you know the bench is short whats yer beef ?

  • 402 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    I know what Pardew does he waits for players to get injured before he makes subs. Because injuries are inevitable in every match

  • 403 beefman13 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    We have started great, got the goal we wanted then changed our style, just keep on playing like we started, we always always do this. We need another.

  • 404 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Go and lie down

  • 405 jimiley // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    As long as it stays at 3-1 we have a great chance at st James. We can win this competition. Benfica are not all that. Man for man we are much better. Really unlucky hitting the post twice.

  • 406 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    @ tads

    They brought on 3 players all with fresh legs when our lads were tiring. We need to match that

  • 407 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    gosling is a goalscoring midfielder to be fair and bigi is more a holding midfielder

  • 408 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Even at HOME we will not score 2 goals without conceding 1.

    We are going out of this game.
    Anyway, is the next leg game that counts.

  • 409 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Anyway Fu(k Europe we need too try and stay in the league recently we look like we may struggle to do that.

  • 410 ToonDownSouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    People blaming Pardew. Mental hahaha. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Also, the Portugese have sure done a good dispelling the idea that they’re a bunch of cheats. Embarrassing.

  • 411 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Shola,you’re supposed to get free kicks not give em away

  • 412 jimiley // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    We need Guti to show his Argy international class and turn this game around. Santon can to to Milan if they want him.

  • 413 peaco1980 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    @392 anyone who thinks that Percy will have some tactics for the return are mugs.

  • 414 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Yo-Yo

    The bench is poor yes but seeing as the small amount of pace we have out there has got behind them a few times, so why bring Shola and Gosling on when we have faster players on the bench.

  • 415 Ben3arfa // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Well there goes our bloody Europa league campaign . Special thanks to the moron Davide Santon for single handedly turning the game around.

    If we lose this Sunday , we’re truly done and dusted

  • 416 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Cisse do your thing!

  • 417 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    2-0 with this team’s performance is very do-able as long as our defence has there heads in the game.
    take away those 2 goals we basically gifted them and we would be singing how we should have won this game !

  • 418 darrenfletcher88 // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    @jimily!!! Hahahaha

  • 419 brighter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    jimiley
    We have always been weak side with one on one.

  • 420 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    BPC
    We’ve also had 2 players go off injured, so what? Make the subs then finish with 10 men
    This game has been lost by idiocy yet some can’t wait to pin it on pardew
    And what of our world class players would we bring on? The attacking bigi? Obertan the goal machine? Campbell the proven goal scorer against this squad of minnows?

  • 421 yo-yo // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    This match could have had us 3 away goals so quit moan
    ing neggers – two poor defensive errors and we’ve soaked up a lot of pressure – Benfica are really stylish

  • 422 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    4mins extra will not be enough for us, We are not Man Utd.

  • 423 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Wait for it…….

  • 424 JackButler // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Santon makes one mistake and suddenly he’s useless and needs to be sold off FFS

    Some of you on here are reactionary and truly clueless

  • 425 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Here it comes….

  • 426 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    4 more mins will only makes us suffer more. The lesser the better. We loves to wastes lotsss of time.

  • 427 Bambams // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Cabs, Taylor and Santon have been poor. Cisse could of had three and our downfall is we are not an attacking team so are not comfortable so look to the safe back pass option every time.

    This team only makes three, four or five decent chances in a game and this is not enoigh. Works out a chance every 15 mins at best.

    We do need some refreshing in the coaches or management.

    Imo

  • 428 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    nufc undone by 3 mistakes. krul parry,santon backpass,taylor handball,cisse hit post twice. cant afford sloppiness at this level

  • 429 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    TDS
    Ridiculous isn’t it

  • 430 Dingo†® // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    bit of injury time time magic… howay

  • 431 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Lets face it we have been shite all year and with our injuries we were never going too get much tonight luckily Krul made endless saves too keep the score respectable.

  • 432 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    @420 – This is not the first time Santon forgets about defending! he has caused us countless goals this season but we all had Williamson to blame at that time!!

  • 433 Bambams // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    We are not out….. They wont like coming to our place make no mistake.

  • 434 Deana // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    No getting away with it tonight, Cisse has been shit again. Midfield very poor. Cabeye and Sissoko were outplayed….. Again, they’re not as good as the credit they get. Need a bollocking.

  • 435 jimiley // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Yo yo
    Benfica are weak. Put to the sword by Barca at their own place. We should have had a draw and will beat them by more than two goals at St James. Benfica are a bunch of posers and divers. We gave them two goals. Steve Taylor is a nutter. Santon panicked under pressure.

  • 436 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Sad ending to what looked a good night fr us

  • 437 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Pards was probably right Benfica would finish around 8th in the Prem shows why we are struggling to stay up I guess.

  • 438 josh // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Linesman is worse than halsey. Hope he is sacked and his children starve.

  • 439 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Pardews tactics were great but they only worked 20 minutes. Thats not his fault! then Newcastle let them in to the game and 3 mistakes done us over. That was piss poor.

  • 440 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    such a kick in the balls. We could have won 3-1 if not for the post twice and two brain fart’s.

  • 441 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    We are lucky to have a good keeper.

  • 442 toonicle // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Sad thing is we really could have won that game. Mistakes at the back yet again cost us.

  • 443 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    IndieGeordie

    Very true he has cost us more goals than any other player.

  • 444 toonLYF // Apr 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    some absolute mugs on here…3-1 is a scoreline i would’ve taken, for sure. Benfica, like i said, aren’t the unstoppable team people have made them out to be. We can beat them by 2 goals at SJP, i’m certain of it. Glad Cabaye got through without a booking, and Cisse looked terrific!

    Stop mindlessly moaning man, it’s a quarter final of Europe away in Portugal, what the f do you’s expect? Us to win 3 or 4-0?

    Idiots man!

  • 445 Ben3arfa // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    FYA to all Santa’s little helpers Santon has been rubbish defensively most the season .

    The kid needs to remember he’s a fullback not some midfield wizzard.

    Cant see us beating these guys , we’re way too slow in midfield to handle them . They ran us around like a bunch of headless chickens

  • 446 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    We could of lost 7-1 if not for a world class keeper

  • 447 JackButler // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    IndieGeordie

    Santon has been the one of the only consistent players we’ve had this year and yet there are those small minded ‘Fan’s’ on here calling for him to be sold????

    On that basis we will only have Krul left come the summer

  • 448 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    It’s hard to be optimistic when it will be a repeat next week cuz it happens EVERY week!

  • 449 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I am sad we lost this 3-1 because Saylor left his sense in the dressing room; should have been a 2-1 lose :-(

    …but Benfica was the better side, more dangerous and more clinical. You could argue we were unlucky to hit the post twice, but that was more or less what we had.

    If is going to be difficult now but not impossible!

  • 450 Tommyy // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    It’s all ifs and buts with the sunshine crowd, fact is we’re losing.

  • 451 beefman13 // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Exactly we were great for 20 mins, thought the goal was it, then we have changed, what is our mindset all about? Yea we could have got a couple but they could have got half a dozen, why take campbell and the lad has pace to burn then put shola n gosling on, it was made for the lad, jonas was a complete passenger second half, again Pardew has changed what could have been a great night in to a near disaster beacuse of his cautiousness!!!

  • 452 Sazzer // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    It’s not all over but need to rethink our approach and hopefully it will all out attack and 5-2 at home.

  • 453 simon // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    We have played a really top in form team and only got beat through a back pass and a handball, what is with all the negativity and slagging of players, some so called fans don’t have a clue on here, not many expected us 2 win. The return leg is still well alive!!

  • 454 valle // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    I agree that this cant be blamed on AP at all… Cisse should have scored 3 at least, Mbiwa was shocking and looked bad for their first goal and Santon and Taylor wendt mental for the other two goals… Really feel sorry for Krul, Sissoko, Cabaye and even Jonas and Simpson who both played suprisingly well today, but also for AP, im pretty sure the way we started out was the way he had planned for us to play all game.

  • 455 colwell // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Anyone that would take a loss is a MUG

  • 456 Marty-Toon // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Lads,
    Had we gone 2 up when we hit the post then it would have settled us down well and put them under pressure.
    They got a real lift when we hit the post the second time and then a gift from Santon and Sayls
    It’s not over but we’ll need at least 3 goals at home if not 4 and that’s not a feat we manage often but still possible.
    Now for Fulham

  • 457 Robby Bobson // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Benfica are a class team, just annoying its two silly mistakes that have cost us.

    I cant remember seeing an english team ever get much there…they are formidable. Pablo aimar didnt make it off the bench ffs.

  • 458 jimiley // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Cisse is cvrap. Might be good in a Barca team where they set up loads of chances. But in an average team which has tio fight for every win he is a weal player. He cannot hold the ball up, he is brain dead and does not understand off side and his shooting is more hit than miss. When he is one on one with the keeper and has time he is useless. A top striker puts 75% one on ones into the neat. And Cisse? 20% if we are lucky. Get rid.

  • 459 yorkshire_magpie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    We were the cause of our own defeat. So stupid. It was there for the taking.

  • 460 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Is not when 80%< fans feels that the teams is good enough to challange for top3 then we are then somehow good enough.

    The team is still trying to CLICK.

  • 461 Bambams // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Boys we have to do a job at St James Park and I would gladly accept the result tonight had it been offered.

    We assisted in our own downfall but they are not as good as I had thought.

    We can do this and I am normally pessimistic. ….

    Believe !

  • 462 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    well 1st of all i said before game i was expecting us to lose as benfica are a great side so i’ll not moan !

    krull world class keeper but his kicking lets him down big time
    saylor had a poor game and silly handball apart from that he did not seem up for it today
    mbiwa let a few things get away from him today
    simpson had an ok game and was better going forward than defending (although he made no mistakes either)
    santon was good 1st half but was let down by a very silly mistake that unfortunatly will be remembered in his performance
    cabaye had an ok game (but he’s norm a lot better than just ok)
    sissoko again ok
    guti was prob my motm best ive seen him play for a long time
    marv had flashes of the great player and then disapeered
    cisse probably had the best performance he’s had in a long time and was just unlucky

    all in all good performance let down by silly mistakes that we thought were a thing of the past.

  • 463 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    @443 JackButler – I am not saying Santon should be sold, but he needs to improve massively and Haidara given a chance. Santon forgets about defending or our holding players are not covering for him enough. Goals from that side has been too much this season.

  • 464 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    It’s not mindless moaning wanting your team to perform. No one expected 4 fecking goals.

  • 465 mot7 // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Cisse unlucky what a load of bollocks 1st one he misshit second one he was one on one with a 24 foot wide goal to hit .
    Crap finishing crap defending a captain that doesnt lead the team and all this from these wonderfull technical players that cant put two passes together

  • 466 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    And all the people slagging off STaylor conveniently forgets that Sissoko ran at the ball and ducked at the last moment which also contributed to the handball!

  • 467 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    I can’t blame Pardew for Santon and especially Taylor’s lunacy, but as people have said we put so much emphasis on defence (which still leak a lot of goals) that we create so few chances in a game, although Cisse could have had a hat trick

  • 468 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    It’s not mindless moaning wanting your team to perform. No one expected 4 blimmin goals.

  • 469 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Even IF we have Score the two goals..they will still force us into mistake.know

    Dont believe?
    Look at the return leg (no2) you know.

    1.Our team dont pass well.
    2. No FLow passing,
    3. Indu skill most of the sometimes in the game.
    (Is like everyone love to do a Messi)
    …..But too bad there is only 1 Messi

    What was the training and instruction all about.

  • 470 NUFCarter // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Yeah sissokos duck was catastrophic what was he thinking

  • 471 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    indie

    it was just like when he pretended he’d been shot.
    Completely avoidable and hardly the first time.

  • 472 DarkSideofTheToon // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    JackButler

    Has Santon just made one mistake? Personally I am of the opinion that he has been defensively poor all season which has merely carried on this evening. I wouldn’t go as far as saying he needs to be sold but he needs to drastically sharpen up.

    3-1 isn’t an awful result given how well Benfica play the ball around, we’ve got an away goal, but in the context of how the game went we really could have got a second away goal (although Benfica could have scored more)

    A really good side so let’s not be too downbeat

  • 473 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Coloccini should be back for the return leg isn’t it? That should help with calming some nerves for a 2-0 win at SJP.

  • 474 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    For whatever REASONS there is no way an ALMOST England International to show a hand in the box.

    Is either by yr side or yr back. Thats it!

  • 475 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    466 Rotonda – ST has that over reacting buffoonery in him and some brain lapses. We all loved the way he danced around the keeper for that Cabaye goal…

  • 476 davis_toons // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Don’t blame others for your OWN mistake.

  • 477 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    davis_toons – Agree but he has been generally solid after his come back this time and strengthened us defensively… Costly mistake this time though!

  • 478 pethmag // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Started like a house on fire great goal .
    5 minutes later cisse waiting on marveux to square it for another tap in but marvs cant cross with his right foot .
    Then cisse hits post at that point we were really dominant and benfica looked average .
    Fair enough benfica equalised but we were still in the game untill santon fecks up . a dont understand playing a predominantly right footed player on the left .
    Santon is no defender imo .
    Tayls what was ya thinkin .
    Overall we did not to bad but then in typical newcastle fashion we self destructed .
    Luck wasnt with cisse the nite the lad is unlucky not to have scored a hatrick and the out look of this tie would be very different .
    3 points on sunday is a must now

  • 479 IndieGeordie // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Like I said earlier – not the end of the world, this result. I am hoping for a 2-0 for us @ SJP in return leg. Howay the lads!

  • 480 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    sissoko got in the way of saylor but saylor had no excuse there he intentionally handballed that.
    and santon is a good footballer and is better defensivly than some are making out but imo hairdryer is still a lot better player and deserves to be ahead of santon.

  • 481 Deana // Apr 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Cisse should have scored at least twice tonight. You can’t say he never had the service. There were four good opportunities that should have been converted. I don’t care about the odd spectacular goal, we need the bread and butter goals and he’s not capable of it. Can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I’d play Shola ahead of him. At least we get a bit of strength and a half chance of holding the ball up.




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