It Could Be The Miss Of The Season


Newcastle didn’t really deserve to win the game yesterday, but when you have a chance in the middle of the goal and one yard out – you expect the player to put the ball in the net, but yesterday Yoan Gouffran somehow spoiled the ball over the cross-bar – almost from underneath it – and it could well turn out to be the miss of the season.

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Alan Pardew and coaching staff’s reaction to Yoan’s last minute miss

But that’s how things go sometimes, but while Newcastle didn’t play well, and it wasn’t a good game to watch – Sammy Ameobi almost pulled the game in Newcastle’s favor with that great cross from the left-wing that hit the inside of the post – we could have done with the three points yesterday, but it wasn’t to be.

Alan Pardew talked about the miss after the game yesterday:

“Sammy hit a great little cross and I thought it was in, then it came back on the wrong side for Gouffran – he’ll be sweating on the Christmas gaffes for misses of the season.”

“I think we looked a more disciplined and cohesive defensive unit today, but in the offensive areas you could tell we needed a few more options off the bench.”

“It would have been nice to have more senior players to bring on, but I can walk out of here tonight fairly happy that we’ve put in a professional performance, if not a performance that we really wanted.”

Sammy did very well once he came on and made some good runs down that left-wing, and the 21 year-old certainly shows a lot of promise, and hopefully he can come through for the side this season.

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Yoan Gouffran – cannot believe he missed

And while things are not good at the moment, they are not as bad as some people are making out, and we have to jeep supporting the lads – and who knows we could have Loic Remy available for next Saturday’s game – at home to Fulham, but first things first and we play at Morecombe on Wednesday night at the Globe Arena with a 7:45 pm kick off.

And we just have to get through that game and to the third round of the Capital One (League) Cup.

It’s going to be a busy and interesting week at Newcastle United – that’s for sure – we have to hope it’s a successful one.

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25 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Options off the bench????? He should be able them to manage the players to understand why to shoot in the box and also how to pass and move the ball into the opposition box.

    That is what he does, play cr4p all game then hit it lucky at the end. Cisse last minute winners last season, for example. We don’t deserve it.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I think the miss of the season is this transfer window!

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  • Noah Another Ameobi

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #3
  • colwell

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #4

    That is exactly why Pards should not be in charge

    I can walk out of here tonight fairly happy that we’ve put in a professional performance

    You should be ashamed.

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  • mot7

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardum how was it a great little cross do you realy think ameobi was aiming to do that.
    it was a shit cross that got lucky and came back off the post .
    A great little cross would have landed square on the cf heed .

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Great comment Jesper@2

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Sammy with a great little cross ? , you mean a miss hit cross that happened to be the closest we came to a goal .

    I doubt there is another PL team that has no players that can cross a decent ball FFS. What are we doing in training ?

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  • Ashton

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #8

    The reason why we are playing so badly is all because of Pardew. I don’t think Ashley is the problem. We are better off than a lot of teams in the league, both financially and in terms of players.

    Many of you bash Ahsley as if we haven’t done anything in terms of getting players, but we have. We were the biggest spenders in jan and we’ve also add a striker to our team this summer. Remy was a 20m rated striker two seasons ago. He is a quality player and I’m sure most clubs would to have a striker like him.

    Ashley has backed his manager with very good players in the last year or so. Yet we are only going backwards. It doesn’t matter who we sign we will always be shit under Pardew.

    Ohh and btw we played more long balls yesterday than West ham. A team that is managed by big Sam, at SJP. That’s how horrible we are. Ohh and also we had 0 shots on target. Which no one has ever done in the last 8 years.

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  • magicbus

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #9

    What was it Pardew said ` We cant compete with the likes of Man City ` well tell that to Cardiff City you effin muppet.

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  • Patoon

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #10

    And Cardiff hav beat the team that completely destroyed us on Monday nite, when is a stand gonna b took, sumthing has 2 b done, can sum1 big come forward and speak for the fans, we need sum1 big in stature, sum1 who loves the club as much as we do, sum1 like Shearer, mass protests must b organised, i 4 1 will attend, i’m from Ireland but would def b on 4 travelling over if it means forcing Pardew out, i don’t think we need any players, if the players we hav wer coached rite we’d b challenging for europe, its clears as day that Pardew has lost it, he says 2 judge on the next 2 games after the city game, they don’t create 1 chance against West Ham at HOME, we wil b relegated if Pardew stays, 10 games is 2 much, he has 2 go now, we wer alot sorer on fat sam and he was alot better than Pardew, PARDEW OUT, R WE GONNA ALL STAND BY AND LET THESE B@STARDS RUIN OUR CLUB, ITS NOT ABOUT WANTING ANY MORE, WE MUST BOYCOTT GAMES IN MASS CROWDS, A STAND HAS TO B TOOK

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  • mot7

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #11

    More than getting sick of the crap that spews from this tossers gob .
    As for more options off the bench what about some options in the first 11 because those two you had upfront are shocking footballers .

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  • toon kk

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashton@8
    Ashley is to blame because he chooses to keep Pardew as manager.

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  • jimmy

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #13

    It was a sitter but who cares even had he scored it would of been offside linesman had flag up!
    I thought second half we played with a higher tempo and better than first half but we had no one up top cisse and strolls were shocking cisse doesn’t look interested! Punt him and buy 2 new strikers. The worst thing is as soon as tiote and guti are fit they’ll be straight in ahead of marveaux and Anita which is a joke as the 2 of them are terrible and I thought Anita was quality yesterday

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  • Ashton

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #14

    “Sammy hit a great little cross”

    This guy is an imbecile. It was a lucky hail Mary cross that was aimed to no one and reached no one.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Podolski can leave Arsenal on loan , so why don’t we offer a fiver to Wenger for him in the spirit of the game. Ha !

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    I thought Thaurvin was available for 8mill. Yet Marseille have just had a 10 mill offer turned down.

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  • mot7

    Aug 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Pards has got to go now players dont want his tactics or training fans dont trust him .
    ashley does not trust him kinnear is proof of that he is in a corner on his own . carver wont back him because he will suck up to whoever the next managers is .
    we need a manager the players trust and want to play for and a backroom staff that cant help build a style of play the players are comfortable with .

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  • Belfast

    Aug 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #18

    I would go with Gouffran and Remy next week (if fit)

    Can’t be any worse than yesterdays partnership.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Gomis must be looking at cardiff thinking ” When Im on a free next year iL join them “

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  • Ashton

    Aug 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #20

    toon kk

    He deserves to be blamed for that. But to say that he is destroying our club because he isn’t signing any players is just not fair. Remy is a very good signing. He is far better than Altidore, RVW and even Bony imo yet people are going hysterical about us not getting anyone yet.

    I really don’t even think that we need a striker that badly now that we have Remy. We only need one to play our best formation which is 433. I think a quality LW is what we really need. But Pardew being the retard that he is will go on and subtly blame the board for not replacing Ba everytime he gets interviewed just to avert any sort of blame for his stupidity.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #21

    “I can walk out of here tonight fairly happy that we’ve put in a professional performance” – Pardew

    Fairly happy with another game not scoring and not even hitting the target against a team who have only won 1 Premier League game in their last 14 away games. Diabolical.

    Same man who says he’s glad we’re not in Europe. The man is an utter disgrace. That is with a team full of international players. Sick of him and his rubbish. How can there be any fans left to help prolong his stay as manager when he says things like that? Spineless garbage.

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  • Greebol1892

    Aug 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #22

    For the last time…… Tiote is a good player, so is Cabaye, so is Sissoko, so is Cisse……

    FFS IT’S THE MANAGER AND COACHING THAT CAN’T GET THE BEST OUT OF THESE PLAYERS. TIOTE ESPECIALLY BEING ASKED TO DO A JOB THAT’S NOT TO HIS STRENGTHS (clever passes, dribbling, creating) How often do you see him win the ball then have no option but to take a couple extra touches so get forced into a mis-pass or lose the ball and then……

    JFK is better than Pardew! Krul’s long kicks EVERY TIME FFS! Playing strolla who has been shit for years. Everyone can see we need a link man who can supply Cisse. Why not play Marveaux or Vuckic dropping off him instead of just launching to the amoeba?

    The depressing fact is that THIS WILL NOT CHANGE WHILE PARDEW IS MANAGER. Even Ashley has realised this so WILL NOT support him this transfer window. The best we can expect are loan deals.

    Forget about signing players because it’s JFK’s job to undermine AP so he can take over.

    This is the last time I will mention this….. just keep posting your team selections and whingeing about lack of signings and how shit JFK is…..

    IT’S ALL ASHLEY’S FAULT MAN, HE HAS REALISED HE MADE A MISTAKE WITH PARDEW’S CONTRACT AND NOT WANTS HIM OUT. HE ALSO WANTS TO GET AS MUCH OUT OF THE CLUB AS POSSIBLE THEN SELL IT.

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  • dcdick

    Aug 25, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardew out !!!

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  • bobby vee

    Aug 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Any Manager who comes up with “The we can’t compete with the likes of Chelsea, Man U , City etc
    should never be allowed within a hundred miles of a
    Football Club. It’s not all about money, it’s about getting
    the right blend and having the ability to Manage. Well
    done Cardiff you have certainly “blown” that myth out
    of the window. Pardew OUT!

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  • microbar

    Aug 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #25

    My theory Gouffran missed on purpose French players all want out, Cant say I blame them

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