Stress Starting To Show On Newcastle Manager

If Newcastle can get a win on Saturday at home, to Fulham then we will have made a decent start to the Premier League season, after not looking too great in our first two league games, but in the second half last night Newcastle showed they are a fit team and raised their game to beat the minnows of Morecambe, who still did their club proud last night.

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Alan Pardew – stress is starting to show on Alan’s face
Photo must have been taken in first half last night

There were some decent performances for m some of the youngsters and Curtis Good looked solid in his very first game, and the 20 year-old looks to have a promising future at Newcastle, and he seems to be learning quickly.

And we noticed that Alan Pardew was looking juts a little stressed out, especially in that first half, but he’s had a lot on his plate in the first couple of weeks of this season.

The Newcastle manager was pleased with some of the performances of his players  last night, and had this to say immediately after the game:

“I have just said to the players in there, the club owes a big thank you to Gael Bigirimana and Dan Gosling and Curtis Good for getting us a win because it is going to raise everyone’s spirits in the first team.

“It has taken a little bit of pressure off them, the first goals, the first win.”  “Let’s hope on Saturday we get a win against Fulham and then you would have to say that is a start we can accept because four points out of those three games is OK.”

“However, we have to win on Saturday and that is what we are going to try to do.”

The star of the game last night for Newcastle was definitely Sammy Ameobi, and the 21 year-old is starting to become more consistent and of course he’s in the England U21 side these days and jinked his way down the wing last night, and Sammy, who stands just short of 6’5″ tall, and he managed to score the second goal, after combining with his brother right at the death.

In fact surely Sammy deserves a start against Fulham on Saturday to give us some creativity right from the start – Ben Arfa on the right wing and Sammy on the left wing would pose some problems for Fulham on Saturday.

We hope Ben Arfa on the right wing and Sammy on the left wing would pose some  problems for Fulham on Saturday. 😀

Here’s the voting on last night’s game for our best player – in case you haven’t voted yet.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player At Morecambe?

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36 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    On one hand it’s easy to feel sorry for Pardew as he being treated like a mug by Ashley and Kinnear and even Llambias when he was at the club, but…………..

    If he had a back bone or a single ounce of self respect he would have walked a long time ago so any sympathy for the man has gone

  • Graeme

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    I doubt Pardwho would have the balls to start with Sammy against Fulham – he hasn’t a clue what his best team or best tactics are. I guess it depends on what he throws on his dice come Saturday morning!!!

    Wasn’t Remy due to make his debut in this game? Could confuse Pards even more. I have a new choice, now what the hell do I do??

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Thank You to players? Why are they paid.

    Hope Players say the same to pardew when he gets sacked.

    “Thanks but no Thanks”

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley should get Pardew a shrink

  • Wayayman

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #5

    4 points from the three games is ok? Just shows how far we’ve fallen. I don’t care about who manages, owns or plays for my team, just as long as they show some love, some spirit, some ambition for us. It’s all but gone from this current lot, sadly. Totally and utterly demoralising and it could all have been so different given a little vision from those holding the chequebook.

    Not asking to spend huge amounts, but to think that we have high season ticket prices, a packed 52K every week, fanatical support who buy a ton of club merchandise, new shirts every season to blow over £50 each on, massive TV money, crazy sponsorship cash and that’s without taking into account the money made on the food and drink inside St james’ each week.

    How anyone can say with a straight face that we can’t compete financially with pretty much everyone outside of the top 4 I don’t know. I just wonder where it is all going? Not on the team, that’s for sure.

  • stu mel

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    The jokes thing about this people can’t just admit it shola played well, ye lesser team but the oaf was easly the best player by a mile for use, I hate to say it but ATM he is are best striker and should be a starter for the next game. For the rest of the team Sammy I feel has promise but he suffer as shola dose when playing against better defense.

  • JackButler

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    4 points after we suffer our biggest opening defeat and break an 8 year record of not having a single shot on target in a home game.

  • DevonToon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Hope he doesnt start start samiobi graeme! Hes s###!

  • Oldgit1

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Indian magpie, shame on you re your comments on our Sami, that was the most stupid comment I have ever read on this blog, and there has been some crackers. I very rarely post on this site but felt the need to put you in your place. Look at the player of the match voting it puts sammi at the top, are you suggesting that all the people that voted for him is wrong. I watched the match and thought he has greatly improved and played a blinder. I know it’s your opinion and ed has said we have to respect it, on this occasion your opinion sucks. How about supporting the team especially the amobie brothers. Just my opinion like. Have a good day.

  • JackButler

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    If any of the Ameobi’s come within a millions mile of Saturdays starting 11 then Pardew should be sacked for gross misconduct

  • stu mel

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Devon, he’s the best we have got, he is bad but at least he knows where the goal is

  • stu mel

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Give credit where it’s due they hit the target. Of course they deserve a start no other F!!!er did

  • nut meg

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Get French Football are confirming we are in contact with Gomis

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    old digit
    for me he was poor. for a player trying to make it at PL he was poor. he was poor last season at borough and last night was no difference.

    it is my opinion. yes! you don’t agree fair enough.

    Shame on me. water of duck’s back 😉

  • JackButler

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew has now been told that he has to wear our sponsors name on his clothing on match days and images of Pardew modelling his new clothes have been leaked

  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #16

    6’5″ and frightened to head a ball no less….

    look he played well, but for me he gets far too tired, far too quickly, there were several balls which he played last night which were atrocious and it looked to me like it was because he had just ran for 10 continuous steps.

    look at his physique, legs like pencils and massive shoulders, it looks strange, as if a human shouldnt look like that. although i think strengthening training is good for pro sportsman this is weird. he is carrying to much weight on his top half for his bottom half to support.

    which will make anyone tired, i dont know if its him or if its the staff that have told him to bulk up in this manor but i cant see any respected sports fitness person saying ‘ok you are a footballer, your knees and legs are where the action is so lets add more weight without strengthening them’.

    also he only has one trick, fake cross then cross it. against a better defender this wouldnt have worked over and over again. good goal though.

  • DevonToon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #17

    Stu mel… are you serious? Sameobi has a slightly above average performance against the mighty Morecombe, now hes the ” best we got “. Please

  • stu mel

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #18

    Indian,I welcome your option even if other stifle them. I don’t agree and think its important to popular blogs like this one voice on all said are heard, I dream that Ashley and pardew felt the same way about offered advise and feed back

  • toon kk

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Tbh 90% of our squad are championship players at best, add Pards and its quite easy to see we’re going to have problems.

  • stu mel

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Devon it’s the very sad truth tho, how has scored a goal and how hasn’t there is some evidence. Rent aside we have no options at all. So I don’t see the point in saying he’s shit when very sadly he appears to be the best atm

  • banjax

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #21

    One point out of six is nowt to shout about. Pardew knows that nothing less than a win against Fulham will mean his job ! Only wish it was the same for Ashley & Co.

  • breno95

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Would be satisfied if come 11pm monday we have both Ba and Gomis at the club plus would like to see Alderweireld.
    Ba because he is a quality player. Never mind all the rubbish he left in January.
    That would give us 4 strikers of quality – Ba, Gomis, Remy and Cisse.
    Cabaye and his agents should be told that if no bid matching our valuation is not received by midnight saturday he is not going anywhere.
    In reality, both Ameobi’s should not be in any starting 11. Shola because he is pathetic and Sammy is developing still.
    Pardew still struggles to know who to pick and where to play them. Ba and Gomis would cost approx a £10million outlay but set up in the right way we could be a solid but real attacking force.
    To see an 11 (after Fulham) of :-


    IMO thats a strong 1st team with strength on the bench and for a £15m outlay from all previous posts that is what posters are wanting.
    Not alot to spend to give us the strength needed to compete.
    All opinions welcome as ever.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    he did crack a smile last night tho i thought he was about to burst into tears understandable if your boss is ebenezer ashley

  • JackButler

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #24

    stu mel

    The reason we have not scored in the league yet……..or even come close to doing so is simply because Pardew is incapable of formulating a system that links our midfield with our striker’s.

  • Scottiedog

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Enjoyed watching the highlights earlier with Sammy towering at least a foot higher than the Morecombe Players!!
    All Serious now………. How can Pardew drop Shola?? He is our top scorer by a country mile and one of our only players that looks like they want to fight!!

  • barkel

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    Sammy played ok last night, he was one of our better players on the night but I think that goes to show how poorly the team played. I support the team and really want to see the “youngsters” coming through but he still needs a lot of work to be a starter in a Prem game. I’d much rather have Santon LW and Dummy/Haidara LB than having Sammy start. Do give him chances but leave that until later in the game when the opposition defenders are starting to tire. The highlight for me was seeing Curtis Good doing well but again he needs time.

  • Belfast

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #27

    15 people voted for Vuckic lol Few head bangers on here like.

  • Scottiedog

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #28

    @breno95 – Gomis is average in the French league so would crash and burn in the Premier League! We need a Lukaku or Victor Moses

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #29

    I loved Ba at the club, and would love back again,

    but I would nt take him back whilst pardew was in charge,,

    it will only be a return to long ball football, as he is a better target man than cisse and strola ,

    great win, but come on, whilst Sammy is batter than strola, he has very little end product, and once he gains a bit weight , he will be routed to the ground like his brother, fergy IMO was much better, he could cross

    our team looks very scared,

    pile on more pressure on pardew, and with a bit of luck he will walk

  • Slank

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #30

    I liked how all the players celebrated both goals. You could see, from their faces, how much together they were. No signs whatsoever of disharmony.

    Whatever is going on behind the scenes with Cabaye it doesn’t seem to affected the team.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #31

    Reading comments like “Pardew got it spot on last night” makes me lose faith in humanity.

    Why aren’t more people interrigent, rike me? I’m so ronery….

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #32

    Sammy has improved a lot this season….still needs work on crossing, shooting and getting his head up but he beat his man against west ham as easily as against morecombe which is good.

    He has a long way to go but seen him out in so much more effort in this season than last, which is all you can ask from the player. It’s not his fault we haven’t brought in better wingers.

  • DevonToon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #33

    Oldgit – I can only presume ur a 60s flower and ur still on narcotics… he was better than he has been, but that aint saying much…. id would absolutely him to make it, but he wont…

  • lesh

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #34


    Sorry but I believe that Pardew’s doing the right thing in not walking.

    It’s clear to me that Ashley and his omnishambolic gofor, Kinnear, are really making things difficult for him with a view to him resigning. Would you walk away from a pay-off or would you sit tight and do the best you can, under difficult circumstances? I wouldn’t and I’d dig in and put up with the treatment he’s getting and wait to be sacked.

    If I were to walk I’d only go when I was ready and amassed enough evidence to present a water-tight case for constructive dismissal.

    If Pardew is digging in, then best of luck to him. If Ashley wants rid, then he should pay up his contract and have a top-drawer replacement ready to walk straight in – without Kinnear getting anywhere near the players.

    What a dogs breakfast, a shambles and the sooner Ashley goes the better.

  • noir9

    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #35

    Like you I don’t usually post, I just read the blog & skim past the numpty posts, you very quickly learn who’s contributions are worth reading & who’s posts are basically a rehash of every other post they have ever made.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion but if you can’t see that Sammy played well last night you can only conclude that there is another issue clouding their judgement.

  • toonicle

    Aug 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Agree Ed, if Remy isn’t fit to start then Sammy should get the start on the left wing. He’s played well lately.


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