Pardew – It Was Almost Like Winning The Cup Final.


Newcastle played the first half with nor real flowing play and at the half we thought it may be difficult for us to get the win we desperately needed, especially against a good Fulham side who were on a decent run of form.

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Papiss Cisse after scoring sensational late winner

But whatever Alan said at half time did the trick, because we were a different side in the second half – a more confident side, and we were opening up the Fulham defense and hit the cross-bar once and the post twice before Papiss Cisse got that sensational winner three minutes into stoppage time.

Alan Pardew was delirious after the goal, and we know he has some critics within the Newcastle fan base, but after seeing Alan’s reaction to the goal you have to at least admit the man’s heart is at Newcastle – it was amazing and the scenes when Cisse scored showed Newcastle in a great light – that’s what passion is!

This is what Alan Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:

“There are a lot of teams around us who will be very disappointed with the result, which is good. That is good for us, it really is.” “I said before we went out – we just needed to find a way.”

“We just had to win and we did.” “It was a tense day.” “It was a tense day for us all.” “We all knew how important it was we got three points.”

“It did not really matter how they came.” “They came in the last minute, which led to the celebrations that followed.” “It was almost like winning the cup final. I did not give up hope.” “We had a great spell.”

“Sometimes you know, when teams are hitting you on the break and you do not have any ideas.” “But no, I felt we were in a good situation.”

“We were pressing and the crowd got involved. We just needed a half-chance.” “Papiss made a chance out of nothing, really, and it won us the game.

After the goal Papiss Cisse jumped into the crowd – as shown in the photo above and yes – he was given a yellow card – because you are not allowed to be that happy on a football pitch – it’s all in the rules.

We just wish the officials would lighten up a bit,  and certainly the Newcastle fans and manager Alan Pardew lit up big time when Papiss scored – Alan was simply delirious – and Papiss was a man possessed – those scenes could only happen at Newcastle.

It’s called passion – and it has brought Newcastle some great publicity since yesterday afternoon – wonder if our striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw the scenes. 😀

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35 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    How does he know it was like winning cup final when he has never won a cup final

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    It showed at the start we were nervous, our play wasn’t there and the atmosphere was almost non existent, thank god it picked up. 🙂

    On the marv for HBA debate why not simply drop sissoko next to cabaye and put marv into the sissoko position? Sissoko seemed to be playing a lot deeper at least at the start yesterday. Wether thats his best position is debatable obviously. Its just a question of wether cabs and sissoko can hold midfield as well. I doubt even pardew would be so harsh as to drop marveaux after his recent performances.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Rainrix…That was my thinking and then spoof pointed out Tiote also plays for us.

    Tbh, I would let Tiote earn his starting spot than just giving it back to him. But I suppose it all depends on who we’re playing and what we have coming up. Great to have options.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Agreed Ed. Passion is so important and yes, there is scientific proof that links it to success. And, it can be a substitute for other weaknesses…
    AP said during half-time he showed Papis the moment when he should’ ve passed to Marveaux, and that was a risk as he didn’t know if that would’ ve dented Cisse’s attitude in the 2nd half.

    Well, it worked. Hats off!

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Ibiza… Tiote does seem to be one of pards favourites. But dropping marv would be harsh and i think even pards could see that at the moment. Whens he even back? Play him against benfica if he’s back but keep him a country mile away from the derby 🙂

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza

    Thats a good question and hard to answer.

    Cyprus

    I think wigan will go this time or stoke

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza
    Don’t really think it matters about tiote tbh seeing as he’s still injured 😉
    Especially with him when ever he’s out for a few days/weeks it normally turns into months!!!
    Personally like you said the team should be picked purely on form and tiote is way off of form compared to the rest of our midfield!

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    I hope marveaux and cabaye are alright they were shattered at the the end. I thought cabaye had pulled something. Marveaux took a well earned rest and just sat down on the edge of the box – most awkward position to be 🙂 I was trying to see how he would celebrate the goal, but the camera followed cisse into the stands.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Rainrix…That works for me 🙂

    eaststand…Which question? Harrys face?

    Tads…Isn’t he due back pretty soon?

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Nufcarter… I dont think they’re injured just cramp and fatigue hopefully. Im sure i saw marv sort of stick a fist up in celebration whilst still being laid out on the ground 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #12

    That’s a point. Marv sitting down – how dare he 🙂

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza

    Yes Arry’s face

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Lad behind me was telling marv to get up, i said hes got cramp you stupid cnut.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    eaststand…I imagine he gets a nasty shock each time he looks in the bathroom mirror in the mornings. That’s no way to start your day.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza
    Not sure mate they haven’t mentioned him in any press updates, like I said with tiote when he’s out with a niggle it seems to end up being weeks or months

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    NUFCarter
    From my view in the Gallowgate
    He kicked the bottom of one of the Fulham’s players boot going for a fifty fifty ball

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #18

    tads..Very true.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza

    He would look better if he cut it off

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Do people think we are safe now? History says we need 4 more points, but ‘experts’ say less than that will be enough. Reading and qpr are very likely dooooooomed, but almost all of the bottom half are still in danger of that last spot. How many points will we get from our run in?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #21

    eaststand…I wouldn’t be surprised to find out he’s already tried and that’s why it’s so bad.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #22

    4 more points and we are safe. Don’t agree with the 38 mark of ‘experts’.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Pardew out?

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Marvo An Cabs Wer Just Acting Guess… Jst A part of celebration 😛

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Ibiza

    Looks a bit like him off hannibal

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Beattie…Sure, why not?

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  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #27

    It was a very entertaining game yesterday. The atmosphere was a bit paranoid in the first half, and with another injury and more post-hitting, you could understand why people think the God’s of football have it in for us. But we kept attacking and eventually we got our goal. I hope that gives everyone at the club the missing ingredient of confidence to press on now for a strong finish to the season. Jonas, bless him, was commitment personified towards the end. I hope we give it a go against Benfica. Unless we get schooled, honour will have been satisfied in that competition. If we have to go out, I hope we go out all guns blazing, and come out swinging for the rest of the season.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #28

    I don’t even think fulham are safe yet. They won’t go down but they can easily get pulled into the deep end.

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  • BIGUPNUFC

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #29

    if you are on twitter follow @TaylorsFistpump, it is his picture of cisse! Papiss and gary lineker have acknowledged it and it was on the daily maill too!

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  • Tommyy

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #30

    We’re all very fickle as fans. I find it amazing how so many people on here have to popped out of nowhere shouting down those who have been negative over the last few weeks (for not appearing in a few hour slot immediatelt after the game) over one win! They’re being absolutely hypocritical in the same way they’re trying to accuse others of being!
    Now I’m not pro Pardew, and at times I am mildly anti Pardew. I will however give him enormous credit for yesterday, he earned a fantastic win and forgetting the first half, we thoroughly deserved it. But let’s not get OTT as per, we’re still not safe, our form has still been shoddy for the most part and next week is going to be a massively tricky game.
    Not wanting to detract from the hysterics on here too much as i too was in delirium after the final whistle, but it’s dangerous for us fans to swing higher than a pendulum at all times as it creates a real rot of negativity when things (often) don’t go to plan.
    I still don’t think Pardew has the ability to take us forward but he does have the passion and the respect! After that display it would be sad to see such emotion exit, but in reality he needs to do better.
    Having said that yesterday was awesome and I sincerely hope we can continue to play like that for the remainder of the season! Players permitting of course.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #31

    BandB….Agree 100% with that post.

    If someone had said we’d be knocked out by Benefica in the quarters at the start of the season most would have seen that in good light. As long as we give them a go I’ll be happy.

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  • VanToonMan

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #32

    Have you guys given up on the Europa? I still feel we have a good chance. Obviously 1-1 or 2-1 would have been a better position but I think we can win 2-0. We need to keep it tight but the key point is we HAVE to be clinical. We have not been clinical for a while and we have to be just that.

    For example if Cisse had returned the pass to Marveaux in the first half to tap pretty much into an empty net then I would say we are being more clinical but at the moment we are relying on few very well made goals instead of clinically taking chances.

    What are people’s thoughts on our Europa situation?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #33

    VanToon…I’ve not given up at all. Just saying that if we were to go out, as long as we give it a go I’ll be happy enough.

    2-0 at SJP is more than achievable – but it will likely be a tough game.

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  • 9

    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #34

    No reason we can’t knock Benfica out: we were doing great until we self-destructed on Thursday. They are a good team, but so are we, when we play (see last half hour yesterday!) Amazingly unlucky with the posts x4 in last 2 games, don’t forget!

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  • Footballwatch

    Apr 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    If you wish you can watch the game in full and its highlights on http://www.footballwatch.net/team/137

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