Big Week For Newcastle – It’s Time To Produce The Goods


Newcastle were much improved yesterday in teh 0-0 draw with West Ham yesterday, when we managed to get a 0-0 draw at home and but for what could be the miss of the season by Yohan Gouffran two minutes into injury time, we could have taken all 3 points – but we were still nowhere near our best form.

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Joe Kinnear – time to produce for Newcastle

But Newcastle could also have lost this game, which was not a good one to watch, especially in the first half,  when both sides looked a little lackadaisical and disjointed.

Newcastle proved yesterday why we need another striker brought in this week, and we had 14 total shots, and not one on target,  and Yohan Gouffran’s very late chance was when the ball came off the post to him in the center of the goal and a yard out – but he managed to put the ball over the bar. 🙁

But that about summed up Newcastle, but we’ll take the positives out of the game and the defense looked fairly steady and Moussa Sissoko and Vurnon Anita gave their all in central midfield,  after Yohan Cabaye refused to play for the second game running.

After the game, Alan Pardew said that Cabaye situation had to be sorted out, and although there are reports that both PSG and Arsenal will come in with increased bids we think it unlikely that either club will come in with the £20M Mike Ashley.

And then what happens we have no idea, but we’re a little sick and tired of these spoiled footballers being so selfish and only thinking of themselves – and we’ll leave it at that – but Newcastle must solve the Cabaye situation in the next eight days of the transfer window.

And we are hoping that Loic Remy can make the Fulham game next Saturday, which will again be a tough game with Newcastle in their current poor form, and let’s hope former target Darren Bent doesn’t score against us – he came on for Fulham in the second half against Arsenal yesterday and scored an opportunist goal on his debut in the 3-1 defeat.

Bafetimbi Gomis is still available from Lyon, but we really don’t know what the Newcastle targets are, but we do know we’ll have to do a lot better than we’ve done in the last 10 weeks, since Joe Kinnear was appointed Director of Football.

Newcastle are still short of some players, and it’s Joe’s job to work with the owner Mike Ashley and ensure players come through the door before Tuesday, 3rd September rolls around.

Whether Newcastle can do that is an open question at the moment, but this is definitely a crucial week for our club.

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56 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    AaranD // Aug 25, 2013 at 8:57 AM
    At the end of the day I just want to be proud
    of my club again.
    thats wen ash n co will go

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    other than a stronger centre back partner for mbiwa only thing missing in our team right now is a good link up man. i.e the guy who links attack with midfield. it takes great first touch, strength and flair to play that role. Ayew has 2 of those things but not the strength.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #3

    santon had a good game yesterday, looked much more solid defensively, dont know whether thats just because they targeted debuchy

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  • valle

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #4

    Wont happen, we wont go that ekstra mile and it will cost us again. I like that we try to make a stance and tell the football world that we aint no ones fool, but there must be times where you relax on those stances for the greater good of the club and now is such a time.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Its been big week after big week since this old crock of cow sh#t became DoF .. He is beyond a joke and will not sign us anyone.

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  • toontime

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    I don’t often post on here, but I have heard from a reliable source that the bosses are looking at bringing Demba Ba back to the toon. Ideally they want to sign him permanently but as the deadline draws nearer, a season long loan may be in the offing.

    Chelsea are apparently open to the suggestion but it may depend on them bringing in either Willian or Wayne Rooney.

    Watch this space…..

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Valle

    What do you mean?

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  • cestriasteve

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8

    I wasn’t at the game as I had to work and gave my season ticket to someone else. Looked poor on highlights, Did Debeuchy struggle again?

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Toontime

    Are you willing to bet your existence on the blog on that?

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  • AaranD

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Until we get a whole regime change. we as fans can’t expect much at all if anything. Ashley had the chance to press on with the club and make it a European challenging team and he didn’t want to take it as all the club is is Sports Direct bill board.
    The sooner he sells up and buys Rangers the better.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Debuchy is definitely a weak link, but so was Enrique for over a year. Debuchy had a baptism if fire in EPL when the whole team malfunctioned.

    He should get more time to adapt and we should be putting more goals in the opposition net.

    If we fail to bring in another CF and winger then MA is sending out a very strong message that he is not interested in the progression of nufc and just wants to keep them in the division.

    Most of our competatives have spent the extra 30 million TV money. And we have the supposedly decent wonga money.

    We should be bringing in a RB to replace Simmo and a keeper to replace harper to say nothing of the replacement for Cabaye when he leaves.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #12

    It sickens me to read that some fans are saying ‘I m mot boycotting , I’ve paid x amount for my ticket ‘ so what ? . The trouble with this club is . We have greedy owners and selfish supporters . I ask all season tickets who won’t contemplate a boycott , think of the damage our owner is doing to your club. Change is a must . Even if it going to cost you a couple of games on your season ticket .

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Harley

    stats over pardews stay so far suggest he keeps the ball but does very little with it,

    regarding having nothing to aim at, isn’t it pardews job to tell bambi and cisse to get into the box??? then maybe having marv HBA also trying to get I there ???

    stats are one thing, but watching it with your own eyes tells you a whole different storey,

    WE ARE a team in the premiership that has no leadership anywhere on the pitch or on the side

    player for player yesterday,, on ability only , we had the much better team, diame for them was outstanding seemed to be in control of the whole MF

    I love SISOKKO but yesterday he was all over the pitch

    we played with no width at all,

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #14

    agree u lads need to boycot… untill u dnt boycott ntg gone work or force ash out… the.mafia will be happy with 50k ppl fillng sjp even with so much sh** goin on

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  • DevonToon

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Cest – we really wernt as bad as some on here will have you belive… Huge improvement on the city performance, but thats not hard like. We did have zero imagination in the final 3rd, but defended well and played it on the deck 90% of the time… Ben arfa looks like hes trying to impress potential suitors… Anita was very tidy, but hes only ever gunna be a guy who keeps the midfield ticking… we need some creativity asap like. Krul really needs to sort his distribution, he played 33 of our 52 longballs yesterday!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #16

    Much improved might be over egging it a bit Ed!!

    We were certainly better without Pardew’s favourites: Saylor, Jonas and Tiote.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #17

    stuart no9

    it sickens me too,

    things would happen very quickly if for only a few matches they stayed away

    or even do what barca do, get the white hankies out to a wave them at the end of the match,
    it would be like a show of hands to say get pardew out, get some players in

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Pardew to Palace, it’s good to dream.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #19

    The football we see week in and week out is the worst we have seen in a long, long time.

    The owner rips is off, the manager is a lying puppet with no ability and the less said about the DOF the better,

    The single biggest crime in this club though us the fans who do nothing.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #20

    I thought Anita and Marv where miles better than Jonas and tiote

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  • Slank

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #21

    Repost

    Only seven days to go before the transfer window is shut our priorities should be in order of importance:

    Left Winger – Ben Arfa cannot continue to be the main and only outlet from the midfield and point of attack. We need Ince.

    Centre Forward – I’m convinced Gomis will arrive this week. I believe Remy will make a huge difference.

    Midfield – Although Anita was good yesterday we would be leaving ourselves short if Cabaye leaves which looks likely.

    Right Back – We have replaced a very slow player with an even slower player. All opposition managers will now target Debuchy. Jarvis skinned him almost every time. I would play Santon at right back with Dummett or Haidara at left back.

    Centre Back – Although Colo will leave in 2016 I would bring in a young defender now and settle him into the team.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #22

    spuggy

    enrique was much younger and Debuchy is 28+

    Was never really sold on Debuchy and thought Corchia would have been a better long time bet

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  • DevonToon

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Note – anyone who agrees with anything alan f##king hanson says is just admitting u dont like football, they guy is clueless and delusional. Him and that other little prick Lawrenson are the worst ” pundits ” around.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Rotonda heights

    u fogot enrique was.even.not a international.player wer as debuchy is…. so he should be doin.more

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Guys,Think about the effects of putting more money into Ashleys hands. Think beyond football if needed.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #26

    F**K Off all of you Just F**k Off.

    Disgusting.

    RIP

    NUFC

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #27

    played ball on the ground except Krull, no shots on target, and we had both our creative players on the pitch Marv & HBA, but who had the better performance? Sissoko & Anita just shows that Marv & HBA or over rated, i mean how many times did HBA just blast the ball high over the bar and Marv couldn’t produce a simple pass, we are in deep sh!t.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #28

    If we sell Cabaye, Debuchy should be part of the deal – we have adequate full back cover if Santon was used as a right back. I echo the sentiments of folk saying if we sell Cabaye we then need a progressive attack minded midfielder as a replacement if we don’t buy another creative and pacey wideman. We look disciplined in the backline and the midfield but don’t link them well. We look disjointed up top because our forward players are eager to come back and get involved in play because there is nothing being created for them, the amount of times our forwards touched the ball in the opposition box yesterday was absolutely abysmal. Bottom line is we desperately need a poacher not an all round forward player… I cannot see where our next goal is going to come from which is my biggest worry!

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #29

    Pardews excuse after every game of this season – We were missing cabaye.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #30

    No shots on target in 90 mins against a poor west ham side at home , an improvement ? Don’t talk bloody stupid .

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  • bobby mango

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #31

    If Cabaye is refusing to play we should refuse to pay him. Liked the guy up until now but of this is true he’s a an unprofessional tw@t.

    Why we can’t sign a replacement whilst he’s still at the club is beyond me. If we did that then the worst case scenario is we sign someone, don’t get an acceptable bid for Cabaye so keep hold of him, we have to go on until January with Cabaye and his replacement in the squad… Oh dear. What a horrible position. At worst Ashley will have to pay extra wages for Cabaye but, as suggested above, if he’s refusing to play we refuse to play.

    We might not get 20 m for him but I doubt that’ll happen anyway. Been saying all along we’ll get 18m.

    Predict we’ll we him and not replace him. Also don’t think we’ll get in any other senior player. I hate this regime so much.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #32

    We were at home against a very average West Ham side of course it was an improvement,but still a poor performance.
    We have to be winning games like that,but yet again we have a manager who hasn’t got the know how to play on the front foot despite claiming that’s what his teams have always done.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #33

    Devon,
    If Ben Arfa is trying to impress potential suitors he won’t be going anywhere…. I only saw the second half due to getting back late from a farm visit, but I counted 6 times he had the ball in and around there area. 3 of those times were set up perfectly to cross, and players were in the box, instead he tried to beat another couple of people and ran it out/lost it/blazed a shot off target. The only time he passed when around there box was when he ran back about 20 yards from an excellent crossing position and played it square to Anita.

    People rave about Ben Arfa, and complain about lack of service all in the same post on here, and yet he is the most guilty of failing to provide service when there is an opportunity. He can beat a few people, great, and he is exciting to watch, but until he gets an end product and stops being as selfish he will not be a top player.

    Santon’s crossing in the second half demonstrated why he isn’t ever going to be a winger. I hardly remember Marveaux doing anything in the brief time I saw him, not good enough to start for me, better coming on late against tired legs.

    Positives, Anita looked reasonably assured in the centre of midfield, Mbiwa and Colo looked alright, although up against a poor Maiga who doesn’t really benefit from the style of play it was to be expected.

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  • magpiebop

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #34

    The last boycott I missed Mick Quinns debut and 26,000 still turned up (capacity 33,000). What got rid of Mckeag was mass sit down protests on the pitch! If 20,000 have a sit down protest on the pitch for 2 hours after next weeks game they’ll still be in the pubs for 7 but the worlds media will take notice and not just the chronicle.
    No one wants to lose their season ticket but there is strength in numbers and if you say Newcastle United is your religion should you not be prepared to be a martyr for the cause?
    Direct action is needed now!!!!!

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  • AaranD

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Cisse is a poacher, he hasn’t got much else to his game. Pardew is the one who has got him coming back. Signing another poacher type striker is not what we need.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #36

    iv’e been saying this for over a year now and we seriously need to change formation, 4-4-2 doesn’t flucking work, 4-2-3-1 doesn’t flucking work, 4-3-3 doesn’t exist anymore, so where’s the answer?

    simple it’s a 4-3-1-2, not 1 team in the PL have this tactic and this tactic can counter any tactic, i know iv’e been using this for 4 years and have won 3 promotions year after year and i’m still sitting top with my young lads.

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  • toon22

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #37

    If all we get is Demba Ba on loan imo it shows MA plans to sell.
    Its obvious JFK is meat to get rid of AP so he dont have the liability of paying the long contract he is on.
    MA will trouser as much money as he can,paying himself back then sell the club for the same amount.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #38

    AaranD

    i wouldn’t waste time about players roles, iv’e been on about it for 2 straight days now and ppl still want’s strikers in poacher role ( Gomis, Bent ) and i will keep saying we need a deep lying forward

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  • breno95

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #39

    All talk on cabaye. U all want to worry about krul joining him?

    1 week to go. Alot of moves to hear about. I wonder what we will moan about if 4 new faces arrive on the back of the cabaye sale? That would make 5 new signings this season to date and we had 6 new signings last season in total albeit not at the right time but still 6.

    Just a thought.

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  • DevonToon

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #40

    An average west ham side, I really doubt some of u watch much football… they had a really solid pre season, and comfortably beat Cardiff (playing good football) who have spent a fair wod of cash, whu came into this game in really good shape… we didnt! No excuses next week againt fulham like, theyve been dire so far.

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