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Pardew – We Were The Better Side – We Should Have Won

10:22 pm, Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 96 Comments

Alan Pardew seems to have been very pleased with his players last night, when we drew 1-1 against Pacos de Ferreira after going 1-0 down after 15 minutes, and it was another very good goal from Shola Ameobi that leveled the scores after 60 minutes – a terrific left foot shot that was rifled into the back of the net, and if anything Newcastle were unlucky not to win the game.

alan pardew taking notes pacos de ferreira

Alan Pardew taking notes last night – seen with coach Woodman, Williamson and Vuckic

The game got a bit out of control after about 30 minutes, and it was caused by some wild tackles on both sides, that had players confronting each other, and it seemed  the referee lost control of the game a bit at that point.

But Pardew was pleased with Newcastle’s performance, and he had this to say on Newcastle’s web-site today:

“Make no mistake, we were the better side throughout the 90 minutes and we should have won it.” “But to get a performance like that against this standard of opposition – a team who finished third in their league last season – was outstanding from us.”

“We showed our commitment that we weren’t just going to lie down. They are a strong team, a good technical team, but we were better than them and as the game wore on we got stronger, which bodes well for the work we have done on the training pitch this week.”

“Take the sending-off away and I would say it was a really positive night, but that sending-off has just cast a shadow over it slightly.” “In my opinion the referee let too many tackles go and he was asking for trouble.”

“Someone was going to get hurt or sent off, which is what did happen. Unfortunately for us it was our captain, who we know is a pretty calm character, and that tells you what sort of level the game was at.”

We didn’t think Newcastle were that dominant last night, and couldn’t get going much in the first half, but second half was much better, with Newcastle controlling the game, and playing some good open football – and maybe the extra fitness started to tell?

Coloccini and Caetano both received red cards after about 36 minutes, but reports that Colo will miss the first Premier League game at Manchester City because of it are rather unlikely.

That’s simply because the FA tries not to ban players from competitive games, when they have been sent off in pre-season games – and that seems reasonable and even sensible.

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96 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Being trapped on the Western bypass in a thunder storm is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Hi guys. New blogger. Pardew out!

  • 3 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    he will not miss first league game but the next friendly he will

  • 4 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    so u said join the queue

  • 5 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Dipping his Cock in my mum is too good for Ashley

  • 6 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    what thunder storms

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    sean,
    Also looking back can be speculative when stating that we would have been the next Leeds, Po…….

  • 8 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    REPOST

    Tads

    Im saying a necessary purchase, like for me, if debuchy is injured, I don’t want to see anita there. If cisse is injured we have a new striker plus gouf.

    Basically until January where we can fill in the smaller gaps. Im just trying to judge peoples expectations and how disappointed people will or wont be lol.

  • 9 Bearsize // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Ha western bypass. Love it ;)

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    JT,
    A really bad one !

  • 11 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    missing the last titanic lifeboat dressed as a woman is to good for ashley

  • 12 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    when

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Sean
    Lol fair enough mate!
    As long as we get a CF a LW and a RB then yeah will be a decent window tbf

  • 14 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Jfa

    Very true mate, at best an educated guess. When all is said and done hopefully lessons have been learned and we are cheering a strengthened squad

  • 15 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Imagine this team and bench:

    ———————————-Krul—————————-

    –Debuchy——Alderwireld——–M’biwa——-Santon–

    ————–Sissoko———————Cabaye—————

    ——————————De Jong—————————

    ———HBA—————–Cisse————Remy———

    Subs: Elliot,Collo,Anita,Tiote,Sinclair,Marv,Gouffran

    Get rid of Shola,Gutierrez and Williamson then bring in some talented youngsters like Kerim Frei to fill out the squad. All for the price Wenger is willing to spend on one player. Such a shame :(

  • 16 Bearsize // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Shola signing a new contract is to good for ashley. I have a feeling over 60% of sholas goals have come in the last year of his contracts, could be more. If i was as bad as shola i would do the right thing and leave. Thats what a true fan would do

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Sean,
    In an ideal realistic world, if Gomis and Sinclair came in with Cisse obviously staying I think most people, although not over the moon would be feeling a bit better about the coming season.

  • 18 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Being the only Muslim in Guantanamo Bay is too good for Ashley.

  • 19 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    We should sign

    1) LW- Matt Jarvis

    2) ST-Shane Long

    3) ST-Loic Remy

    4) CB-Vermalen

    That would be a good Window

  • 20 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Is it me?

    Or is anyone else finding pardew/Ashley out shouts boring especially from alleged newbies. Smacks of multiple log in disorder. Or has indian cornered the irritant market and spoilt it for others?

  • 21 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Hull mag are you happy with pardew in charge?

  • 22 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Jfa

    As long as dummet is happy at RB I agree, still think we could do better than sinclair for the price being touted but not with prem experience so id still be rather happy with him

  • 23 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Meet Chinese singles at the bottom of the page. Don’t mind if I do :)

  • 24 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    @ JFA

    I agree, not extatic but quite optimistic for next season if they are brought in. If it is Gomis then Pardew needs to stop playing 4-2-3-1 as Cisse will end up right wing again. And 4-3-3 if it is Remy.

    I reckon this could work in a 4-4-2

    ——————————-Krul——————————-

    –Debuchy——–M’biwa——–Collocini——–Santon–

    —-HBA———-Sissoko———-Cabaye——Sinclair—-

    ———————Gomis————Cisse——————–

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Hull,
    I think this new moron Joe sophistication is a regular blogger who has hidden behind a false user name to act like cnut.

  • 26 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Sum ting wrong

    I am, for the time being.

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Sean,
    I’ve stated many a time that I don’t just want cover for Debuchy but actual completion for his place if Dummet is that competition and he’s good enough then I’m more than happy with that.

  • 28 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    sadly mine is top 10 golf swing killers boo hiss

  • 29 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Ok Sean. Not a very ambitious fella then?

    I’ve just signed up. Not a double poster as some are suggesting.

  • 30 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    why do we need bakery kone is the bread that crap

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    BPC,
    I would love to see Remy and Gomis brought in with Cisse staying but it just isn’t going to happen with Mikeys policies in place.

  • 32 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Eating poos on a stick like a candyfloss is to good for jail to ashley

  • 33 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Stw

    Why would I not be ambitious mate?

  • 34 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Getting trapped in an elevator with Gok Wan is too good for Ashley.

  • 35 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Lol Jeff. Very funny :)

  • 36 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Hmmmm I did wonder Jail.

    Sum – not thrilled but I can think of worse I remember ossie.

    Would love new owners and management but cant see that happening anytime soon so make do with what we have and hope for the best. A true fan stays loyal to the shirt whatever happens even if worse case scenario happens.

    Howay the Lads!!!!!!

  • 37 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Sean
    That’s the gamble isn’t it! Either go for Orem experience and pay a little more than you’d like or go abroad!
    Think spuds have got a real gem on chadli
    Wonder if we could have a cheeky bid on Fischer or sterling on loan?

  • 38 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Jeff

    Hush… words can hurt.

  • 39 toonicle // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Anyone heard some kind of update on the Sinclair rumour? Really would like to see him come to us, could be great!

  • 40 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Sean. He’s a clueless, shit talking, chancer. Lucky should be his middle name. League 2 manager at best.

  • 41 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    kinnear is reportetly close to signing scotch eclair.

  • 42 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    jeff,
    You’re about as Indian as ‘ when the boat comes in ‘

  • 43 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Tads

    Id love insomnia back if he wasnt a diva, thinking about sinclair I’ve changed my stance to id love him too… but I bet Ashley wouldn’t, cost too much as you say experience = money

  • 44 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Always fancied Sinclair. Handsom fella xx

  • 45 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Does anybody think that JfK has actually been banned from speaking in public ?

  • 46 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Stw

    Based on…? Sorry I thought we were going to have a conversation rather than you telling me in a round about way that I should ignore you.

    You sound like jeff so for now im assuming you are.

  • 47 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    No rb cover needed
    Mbiwa covers all across the back, santon can do it, saylor again if he sheds a few lbs, Anita, raylor if ever fit again and we have Dummett, Haidara, Jonas and possibly raylor cover lb.

    Ideal signings young cb, winger or cam and 1or 2 strikers. But we’ll see…..

  • 48 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Having Joe rub sun cream into his back rolls just as Careless Whisper by George Michael comes on the radio, is too good for Ashley.

  • 49 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    I met JFK when he was manager. Very nice bloke. Very polite and had all the time in the world for me n my grandad.

  • 50 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    @48

    I just puked in my mouth. Funny as

  • 51 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Sum ting wong is either Jeff, Plana or Viv – probably all 3.

  • 52 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    jail for ashley your not indian lol.

  • 53 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Sean
    Someone put a theory up on twitter earlier about the villa squad, they have provisionally released there squad numbers and all the players supposedly up for sale had numbers between 30-40 like given bent Ireland etc, zog was number 37!
    Still a canny player great shot on the lad not afraid to have a crack at goal, can cross, decent free kick and……he can beat the first man from corners!!!!

  • 54 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Jfa

    Think the chains been tightened yes, but don’t think he will be taking a complete vow of silence. Im enjoying the silent part however id rather he ranted to the media and signed someone than shut up and dissappear.

  • 55 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    @bring

    Why is everyone assuming im someone else?

  • 56 ameobis skid mark // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Been working in Rupali tonight and Joe Kinnear was in with Steve Stone. Nothing to report though

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    BBLR.
    That’s sick : 0
    Sean,
    jeff double posting from pennywell and Punjab and stw from doxforth and Dehli .

  • 58 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    No rb cover needed – Mbiwa covers all across the back, santon can do it, saylor again if he sheds a few lbs, Anita, raylor if ever fit again and we have Dummett, Haidara, Jonas and possibly raylor cover lb.

    Ideal signings young cb, winger or cam and 1or 2 strikers. But we’ll see…..

  • 59 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    tads

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall in the negotiations between Zog, his representatives and Kinnear, if that were ever to occur!

  • 60 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    What have I done that is similar to other posters?

    This place is clicky ent it?

  • 61 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Tads

    Surely you remember why he went though? N why he might not fancy coming back at this present time… lol

  • 62 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Grr network issues multiple posts – damn you android.

  • 63 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Zog isn’t coming back. No chance

  • 64 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    My pet turtles are better cb’s than Mike Williamson

  • 65 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    JUST IN: Jean Michel Aulas has confirmed our reports that Lyon and Newcastle are negotiating a fee for Gomis. #NUFC #OL
    Retweeted by Texas Toon

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Sean/BBLR
    Yeah he might have a slight issue with JFK being here!
    Know who’d rather have at the club!

    Unfortunately I truly think JFK has harmed are ability to get players in though

  • 67 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    As long as Joke in here is DOF then forget about insomnia lol

  • 68 Jail for Ashley // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Hull,
    Having cover for positions isn’t good enough on a week to week basis it’s competition that breeds success,we have for to long now had players who they can not be dropped no matter how poorly they play because there is simply no competition for their places and their cover is being used out of position somewhere else.

  • 69 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Lol not a clique in sight lad, we all hate each other on here, me and jfa always argue but tonihht we’re having a romantic night off.

    We all just cant stand people posting tosh, your very first comment on the blog was exactly what people on here are bored of… and its exactly what jeff posts along with crazy team choices

  • 70 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Shoal is still a good player. Goals aren’t everything

  • 71 John Tudor // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    http://sulia.com/channel/soccer/f/4b6b3a24-894e-4960-aea1-4ccd18f709f1/?source=twitter
    pussies

  • 72 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    @ sum ting or should I say Jeff

    Give it a rest man, you are obviously just trolling :)

  • 73 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Thanks for the reply Sean. Will go easy cuz I’m new to this and don’t really know how else to express my opinion

  • 74 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Trolling??

  • 75 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Tads

    I agree, I hope we are wrong and he’s just a bit abrasive.

    Time will tell

    Hull

    Im not happy playing anyone whos starting position is different from the position they are covering.

  • 76 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I take it there are “unofficial rules” around here?

  • 77 toon usa // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I hope Curtis Good is given a shot in the first team since Saylor is on the decline

  • 78 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Stw

    So where you from? Its good to know you have at least two verry large reptiles, you sure you didn’t mean tortoise or terrapins?

  • 79 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Tortoise

    Shelly and Rupert :)

  • 80 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    I’m from Gosforth

  • 81 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Wont you look at the time! I best be off, up early doors tomorrow.

    Night lads! N go easy on wong theres a chance he isn’t jeff lol.

  • 82 SeanNufc87 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    One last note!

    Shelly, classic, well played. G’night!

  • 83 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    If I’m like Jeff. I hope he’s nice :-)

  • 84 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Shelly is a great name for a tortoise lol

  • 85 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Who is this JFK you all are talking about? ;-)

  • 86 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Im probably one of the most respected at this blog.

    Except for the cool clique of retired teachers headlined by toonarmydowns, jail for ashley, tsunki and toon tom

  • 87 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    JFK’s a nice bloke. Just a media Slut

  • 88 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    @ Jeff

    They sound like pricks lol

  • 89 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    I think there is sum ting wong with Jeff :) . How can you have turtles and not call them one of :

    Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael ;)

  • 90 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    I named Shelly. My dad named Rupert. Lame, I know

  • 91 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    It’s official guys, Jeff has lost it :) , talking to yourself on an online blog. The guys from Prudhoe hospital will be banging on your door within the hour ;)

  • 92 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Jail im inclined to agree and it was a big problem last season complacency/no competition but I feel what I put will be the clubs excuse.

  • 93 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Night all xx

  • 94 luke.r // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Jeff
    Surely you have better things to do then talk to yourself on a blog?

    you could try watching a game of football. Then you might have a valid opinion about football! just a thought bud

  • 95 HullMag6 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Jail im inclined to agree and it was a big problem last season complacency/no competition but I feel what I put will be the clubs excuse On tthat one.

  • 96 Sav // Jul 25, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    Of course we should have been the better side. Its a Prem club against a Portuguese second Division side.for Pete’s sake. Anyway, there’s nowt like a good kicking from a dirty team and a sense of injustice towards a dodgy ref to get the team-bonding going. Colo giving their lad the old ‘Argie neck massage’ makes a great photo. Looks like Spock’s ‘Vulcan Death Grip’




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