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


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.

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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 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #1

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

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Hi guys. New blogger. Pardew out!

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #3

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

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #4

    so u said join the queue

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Dipping his Cock in my mum is too good for Ashley

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #6

    what thunder storms

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #7

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

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #8

    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.

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Ha western bypass. Love it 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    JT,
    A really bad one !

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #12

    when

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #13

    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

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #14

    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

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #15

    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 🙁

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #16

    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

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #17

    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.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #19

    We should sign

    1) LW- Matt Jarvis

    2) ST-Shane Long

    3) ST-Loic Remy

    4) CB-Vermalen

    That would be a good Window

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #20

    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?

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Hull mag are you happy with pardew in charge?

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #22

    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

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #23

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

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #24

    @ 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——————–

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

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

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Sum ting wrong

    I am, for the time being.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #27

    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.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #28

    sadly mine is top 10 golf swing killers boo hiss

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Ok Sean. Not a very ambitious fella then?

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

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #30

    why do we need bakery kone is the bread that crap

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #31

    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.

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  • jeff

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #32

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

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Stw

    Why would I not be ambitious mate?

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #34

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

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Lol Jeff. Very funny 🙂

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #36

    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!!!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #37

    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?

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Jeff

    Hush… words can hurt.

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  • toonicle

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #39

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

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  • xx sum ting wong xx

    Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #40

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

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