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Some Signs That Newcastle Looked A Decent Side Against Pacos

9:08 am, Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

After about 30 minutes of last night;s game against Pacos de Ferreira, things got a bit nasty after 30 minutes when there were a few reckless flying tackles made by both sides, and it all ended up with captain Coloccini receiving a red card, as well as A Pacos player, and it spoiled the game.

fabricio coloccini in training

Fabricio Coloccini – sent off last night in first half

The purpose of the games in pre-season is for players to get some match practice, and since they are getting up to speed after a lay-off, the players would not be at their best and would put in some mis-timed tackles.

But the referee hardly helped things, and at the time we though he made things even worse the way he handled the situation, even though the players should have controlled themselves a lot better – after all it was only a friendly.

Alan Pardew was not happy at the referee last night:

“We are disappointed with the referee – he lost control of the game.” “When you let tackles go, you’re asking for trouble. It frustrates the players.”

“In the end we had a scene which has cost us our captain.” “That was the big disappointment of the night because the performance was different class. We deserved to win that game.”

“I thought we looked stronger than them. In terms of our top players, they put on a good performance. We were on our game.” “It got tasty, and the referee’s played a big part in it.”

“There’s nothing we can do about it. We just have to deal with what’s in front of us. We weren’t going to lie down.” “We wanted to show our resilience.” “Gouff got a nasty one at the end.”

The reference to Gouffran was because he was seen walking off the pitch late in the game carrying his right boot, but ti looks like he is not injured – and that’s good news.

Newcastle were not good in the first half and couldn’t seem to get going, and looked disjointed, but the lads were so much better in the second half, and both teams calmed down and it was a decent game to watch in the second half.

Shola Ameobi showed again that when he’s fit and willing, he can be a good player, and he scored a very good goal on 60 minutes with left foot to level the scores, and the Nigerian coach will be happy when he sees that goal scored by the big man.

So the first half was poor and the second half was much better,  with the lads passing the ball around nicely in the final 45 minutes, and they showed some signs of looking like a good side.

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Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Pre-Season



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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Sorry,

    re-repost! Ed, you heard me, dude :)

    Ed, I’ll agree with G @3 on this one! This picture was posted ages ago. Change the subject or expect the bigots to jump on the bandwagon, mate.

    Repost:

    On MA, Southern,

    you are taking on a big challenge there, doing a psychoanalysis of that man! You say he supports Chelsea? Most people say Spurs…. Still, the simple aphorisms, you are right, are wrong. This is a more ‘complex’ case.

    After all, he accepted his wife back after being taken for the price of a Torres!!

    This year he gave monster bonuses to his staff…

    Why did he buy the club? To make money?! Who buys clubs to make money? For promotion? Likely, but I wouldn’t tolerate the abuse for any kind of money, and he doesn’t need it any more. I think you nailed it in that he wanted an expensive toy. I would do that after I’d made my first billion too! But it’s all gone sour… he tried to please the fans (e.g. Keegan, Shearer) to no avail. I think he’d sell if someone made the right offer. if you know anyone who can afford us (and the head ache!!) give him a call.

  • 2 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    alternatively:

    Raphael Tomkin Colo Baine
    Carrick Sissoko
    Ben Arfa
    Gomis Gignac Bent

  • 3 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    would be a top 3 side imo

  • 4 Slank // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Repost:

    Rotonda

    Yes the Mansoors invested in a decent manager and provided funds because they own the country and have one of the worlds greatest sovereign funds and the amount they used was peanuts to them.

  • 5 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    even with pardwho

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Jeff,

    The Incredible Hulk,
    Prince Philip Colo Flash Haidara
    Red Rum Michael Jackson Guttierez
    Lord Lucan Frankel Ameobi

  • 7 JFK junior // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Lilongwe – haha Brilliant!

  • 8 Tinman // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    jeff,

    There are one or two problems there,
    1) thats a shite team
    2) your fantasy team plays without a keeper
    3) we arent going to sign 7 first team players
    4) baines will sign for manure
    5) carrick wont leave manure

    I dont even know why I am bothering to be honest

  • 9 nut meg // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Lilo
    sounds like the Billy Joel song….we didn’t start the fire lol

  • 10 jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Lilongwe- I assume your team is facing the opposite way

    Hulk just moved to Monaco
    Kevin Prince Boateng would be a great signing i agree
    Philip Cololinho? I doubt Lpool would sell but may as well try haha
    Purrel Frankel is retired lolol would be some steal at the back
    Simeon Jackson isnt good enough for this club
    Sticking with Jonas and Ameobi haha brave move, channel the inner pardew
    Lucan (i assume u mean Lucas) wont leave PSG. Good suggestion though

  • 11 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Anyone seen this on how much cash clubs got from Europa League

  • 12 martoon // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    I agree with Ed – I thought the first half last night was dire but we showed some better passing in the second half and Vukic looked quite decent when he came on. However most on here last night thought the whole match was deadful – admittedly it wasn’t great but is was an early pre-season friendly.

  • 13 Bearsize // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Spiderman

    Wolverine predator robocop batman

    Flash hulk terminator thor

    superman Neo

    Bring shola on after 60 mins lol what a fuc!ing team!!!

  • 14 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Decent interview with Santon

  • 15 Levi // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Jeff

    carick wont leave not a chance
    also people need to stop putting strikers on the wings, it doesn’t work. Gomis cisse and bent should never asked to be played out wide. That’s why we need a Remy he can do a job in the middle or out wide

  • 16 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    @12

    I think some people are forgetting that they are a team in the Champions League, we are a team who narrowly avoided the championship.

  • 17 thai-mag // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    jeff
    why to you keep wasting your time making up crap imaginary teams that have no bearing on Newcastle United, it’s just a waste of space

  • 18 richyg01 // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Got to love the tweet by Liverpool Owner John Henry.

    “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”

  • 19 toon kk // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    I don’t care what anyone thinks but we simply aren’t good enough. Our squad needs serious investment, we’re weak in every area imo. Pardew makes things worse with his tactics.
    Unless MA pulls his finger out we’re in for another hard disappointing season.

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Maybe it has been said, but Fergy is off to Birmingham on a season long loan deal :-)

    …good for him and good for NUFC; now please do the same with Sameobi, Tav, Abeid, Alfi and sell Obertan.

    I am still unsure what to do with Strolla; maybe we should let him run down his contract?

  • 21 sirjasontoon // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Shocking game against a team of nobody’s.

  • 22 martoon // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    sirjasontoon @21 – as richyg01 has pointed out they weren’t nobodies they have qualified for CL.

  • 23 geordiesteve520 // Jul 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    10jeff // Jul 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Lilongwe- I assume your team is facing the opposite way

    Hulk just moved to Monaco
    Kevin Prince Boateng would be a great signing i agree
    Philip Cololinho? I doubt Lpool would sell but may as well try haha
    Purrel Frankel is retired lolol would be some steal at the back
    Simeon Jackson isnt good enough for this club
    Sticking with Jonas and Ameobi haha brave move, channel the inner pardew
    Lucan (i assume u mean Lucas) wont leave PSG. Good suggestion though

    @Jeff 10, that just shows you are literally too stupid to insult. Apart from Ameobi and Gutteriez they are all non football players, two of them are horses FFS and on is the husband of the bloody queen. Up until now I have stayed out of your insane conversations but now you’ve just showed yourself up.

    Ps he did not mean Lucas from PSG he meant Lord Lucan, you imbecile.




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