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Pardew – We Deserved The Point – Thanks Brilliant Fans

1:59 am, Sunday, April 21st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Newcastle played very well in the first half at the Hawthorns yesterday, and a goal after eight minutes by Yoan Gouffran had Newcastle in the ascendancy.

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Alan Pardew – pleased with the performance

But Steven Taylor and Papiss Cisse missed golden opportunities to put Newcastle further ahead before the break, and West Brom woke up in the second half and pressed Newcastle, and eventually got the equalizer after 64 minutes through Billy Jones.

So it was again a game of contrasting halves,  but we missed our chances,  otherwise we could have had only our second away win of the season, which is what we really needed after last Sunday’s humiliation.

This is what the manager said on nufcTV immediately after the game:

“It was a tremendous first half, real energy on the pitch and you could see that the team had its function back,” “We had an idea about what we were doing and that comes from having the rest we’ve had this week.”

“We should have been leading 2-0 at half-time – we had the game exactly where we wanted it.” “But in the second half West Brom changed it and went really direct, as direct as any team has against us.”

“And they found that beneficial because they were bashing us about a bit.” “We had to show a different side to us, a resilience and a character.

“We conceded a goal but we certainly deserved the point, no doubt about that.”

And 3000 loyal Geordies made the trip to cheer on the lads at the Hawthorns, and Alan Pardew paid tribute to them after the game:

“They were absolutely brilliant,” “I’d like to say a big thank you to them because it was important we got a good reaction from them after last Sunday, which they gave us.”

We suppose if was a decent result,  and only our 9th point in our 17 games on the road this season, and West Brom are a good side.

But we still managed to drop three places in the league table, with Norwich, Sunderland and Stoke all winning and going above us.

Wins is what we need to get to safety this season – and that’s what we need at home against Liverpool on Saturday.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 blissna // Apr 21, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Unsure how he can be pleased. I sure wasn’t.

  • 2 stuart no9 // Apr 21, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    you can tell by reading his comments ” We should have been leading 2-0 at half-time – we had the game exactly where we wanted it.” “But in the second half West Brom changed it and went really direct, as direct as any team has against us.” so why didnt or couldnt you do anything about it ? because you didnt know how too, you useless piece of sh/t.. you really put me off my sleep you do!

  • 3 tunearmy // Apr 21, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    3 points were in the bag.
    We could have won 3-0 or 3-1.

    Pardew the parcel is a coward and tries again to close up shop. Taking off the best players and getting the rest to defend and draining their spirit and giving WBA a lifeline.

    Absolutely painfully to watch, and yet again a very predictable half time poison.
    We had them on the ropes and then went on the back foot and let them fight.
    Please get rid of this gutless idiot, it’s not working.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Apr 21, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Percy was nearly correct in respect of the following quote:-
    “We had an idea about what we were doing and that comes from having the rest we’ve had this week.”

    Unfortunately the “idea” was in reality “no idea”.




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