Martin Jol – Fans Thought Newcastle Were Great – They Weren’t


After the game yesterday,  you would have thought the two managers had been at different games, if you listened to some of the comments from Alan Pardew and Martin Jol, but we suppose they are a little biased in favor of their own sides.  Aren’t we all?

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Alan Pardew and Martin Jol before yesterday’s game

Alan Pardew said he thought Newcastle were the fitter side, as we came on very strong in those last thirty minutes or so:

“That’s three clean sheets in our last three games, and we’ve looked fitter than the opposition.” “We had more offensive players available and that’s what these fans here want to see.”

“It was an inspired performance by their keeper or it could have been a bigger scoreline – no disrespect to Fulham.”  “We’ve got a lot of good things going on a lot’s been written and a lot of it’s not correct but it’s results you need to back us up.”

“It’s been a good week,  and if we can get through Monday by improving the team again – however that happens – we’ll be in good shape.”

Fulham boss Martin Jol  left Newcastle for the second season running losing out to a late goal from Newcastle, and the Dutchman had this to say to the press:

“We could have done a lot of damage today and got the points on the board.” “If you look at the possession, we could get out of their pressure. It was almost too easy.

“Last year it was the same, they scored one goal and they are over the moon as if they played great. But they didn’t. We should have had at least a point.”

Those are surly comments form the Fulham manager, and what makes us think he is a sore loser – and the Newcastle fans were over the moon mainly because we won – we didn’t play well in that first half,  but we were great in the final 30 minutes – when it counted.

And we suppose when you have lost two successive games at St. James’ Park you are not going be doing cartwheels – but Martin probably needs to lighten up a bit – although it’s never good to lose in a results oriented business like football.

Wonder what Joe Kinnear’s doing today?

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464 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    We played well for the last 20 minutes and showed what we can actually do if Pardew allows the players to simply play and removed the restrictions.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Come off it man Jol . They had one worthwhile chance the whole game and didn’t do much else for the rest .

    We weren’t brilliant but the better team on the day and fully deserved the win, especially i the last 15 minutes . He is probably just pi**ed off that we have hit two late winners against them in a row 😉

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  • jazzyp

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Aarond
    I thought Anita had a good game yesterday. And given more game time will prove to be a quality player for Nufc

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  • TheToonKing

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Lol @Jol, Fulham were useless, Krul had one save to make from a set piece.

    We were far from brilliant, but were the better team by a mile.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    i wonder what the score would have been if we swapped managers haha

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Not overly impressed with Aspas. Are liverpool playing 433 with coutinho, sturridge and aspas? If so, bity suarez will get back in for Aspas easily.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Jol is just a bad Loser!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Also, with sturrige and welbeck on the same pitch, it should no be clear which one should be starting fo England in the quallies. I will give you a clue….. it isnt welbeck.

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  • Spartak Miserable

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Im just hapy with the win. Can’t really say much about the match though, mainly due to the fact I was absolutely spannered before the game even kicked off.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Fulham were very poor. They were fortunate to beat the Sad lads, thumped by Arsenal and lucky not to have been spanked yesterday. If we won 3-0 they could not complain.
    They’re and aging team with very little pace and not much else. Possible relegation candidates.

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  • AaranD

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Jazzyp
    Yeah, totally agree, he reads the game so well and also is such a good ball retainer. He just keeps us ticking which we do lack as last season we were very stop start.

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  • Greebol1892

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #12

    The problem was there were too many fans filling fatso’s pockets buying booze & pies & shirts. Fair enough if you’ve paid your season ticket, but this lot are taking the p!ss out of the fans.

    Remy may have just bought Pardew a couple of games….. but as long as Ashley’s there, we’ll just be making up the numbers.

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  • jazzyp

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #13

    I would be very surprised if we have any interest in sow as he is valued at around the 15 mill mark

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Jazzy

    Interest in sow was reported on twitter by cwarr (colin). Think we can rule that one out 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #15

    know we are biased towards NUFC players, but now look at Cabaye and Henderson.

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  • check the toastie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    We will be making up the numbers yep, however the magical Magnet that is ST James Park, will continue to draw the crowds to it, any talk of a boycott will remain that. If Benny is doing his stuff consistently people will turn out expecting the impossible as normal.

    I have noticed in the crowd a lot less club colours, I imagine turnover on the merchandise must be way down. Crowd was down yesterday but atmosphere was pretty positive to be fair, one song all afternoon about JFK, after that true support.

    I hate it when so called pundits and even our inept manager say the crowd is too demanding. Rubbish, the most patient crowd in the league and defo the most loyal.

    Surprised how physical Remy is, thought he was a bellemy type, however he is much more, can hold the ball up and is really intelligent in the spaces he occupies, think he could link with Cisse well. Fingers crossed anyways.

    If we kept all our players and got Ince in I think I would be pleased, I think he could grow into a super footballer, like Rob Lee once did, Winger turned attacking Centre Midfielder.

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  • Spartak Miserable

    Sep 1, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Indian Magpie, your point is what?

    What are we looking at? Please elabourate…

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  • The puppy formerly known as prince

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #18

    He’s probably pi55ed off with Pardews comments about Bent.

    “It was very obvious that I thought he would do well here,” said Pardew. “Obviously you can’t have contact with the player, but I know Darren well enough to think we had something which he was going to enjoy.”

    “But he has opted for Fulham and perhaps that is the safer option.”

    Pardew did admit that Bent’s spell at rivals Sunderland could have played a part in his decision to spurn the chance to join Newcastle and suggested the pressure of playing for a “bigger” club may also have put Bent off.

    “Were the Sunderland links a factor? Possibly, yes, and maybe the profile of this club,” he added.

    “It is bigger than Fulham, that’s just a fact.”

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #19

    The point is We overrated Cabaye on playing and attitude just because he was cheap.

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  • JaxtheMag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #20

    if pardew thinks we are in good shape he should look at a replay of the city game. idiot

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  • Pokat

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Marty Marty Marty Marty..Marty…..Marty!

    You are right, we weren’t all that. But as for your mob they were absolute cr@p. Now just go away and have a cup of tea with a lot of sugar and think on that. You have more important things to worry about if you cant beat us.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #22

    I wonder if suarez sinks his teeth into her…

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #23

    ED Jol never said ‘ fans thought they were great’. when did he say that.

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  • p

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Jol is always a miserable @#%& when he loses.

    The stats speak for themselves; more possessions, much more shpts on goals and a fulham keeper who clearly had to make some very good saves.

    Jol also captured the mood wrong i believe, it was more of relief, happiness etc not arrogance

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  • jazzyp

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Check
    I for one do not agree with how mashley is running the club but it will not stop me going week in week out to support the team. That last 15 mins when the crowd was rocking, everyone on there feet makes it all worth while mate being a toon fan and I would not sawpit for the world.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Fergy was always very patriotic towards scotland in his time at man u, however, moyes has taken it to a new degree by making his team wear a tartan strip!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Medical For Joe Kinnear tomorrow, to check on his heart condition. 😉

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  • jazzyp

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Swap

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  • Spartak Miserable

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Fat Jol looks like Barry from Eastenders.

    (Yes, i know that this comment was completely random and uneccessary)

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #30

    If you listen to Jol’s post-match interview on the BBC, he’s actually quite complimentary towards us. He says that we had a lot of threat and were better than them in the second half.

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  • jazzyp

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Spartak
    You still spannered lol

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  • 00chambersl09

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Haha Fulham were never in it goes to show how bad they were when there striker had less touchs than our goalkeeper bent 20 Krul 26….. Also we were much improved yesterday not outstanding but much much better from everyone involved … I’m still expecting saylor and tiote to be back in the squad for villa even though we’ve kept 3 clean sheets without them

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  • Spartak Miserable

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Hahahaha suprisingly not, although i can see why you would think that!! Whislt I am on, I may aswell liken Danny Welbeck and Gerald from Hey Arnold – seperated at birth.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #34

    aaaaaaand RVP blows it!

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  • colwell

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #35

    We only really became a threat once we had 3 strikers on, coincidence Pards?

    Sissoko in the middle is much,much better than having Tiote there, we don’t have to go into games with such a defensive attitude.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Silly from lucas. Didnt need to do that. Manure might nick a draw here.

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  • Phil K

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #37

    No, Martin they weren’t. Your lot were worse.
    But it’s called support, having managed Fulham and Spuds, I can understand why you don’t recognize support through bad times.
    As for Newcastle, slowly, slowly heading in right directionj, need to keep cleansheets as that is the way to getting a team together and moving up table. Stop them at the back, encourages midfield to get forward more and forwards will then take advantage of more chances created. Its how Don Revie did it with Leeds in 60s and 70s

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #38

    5 fcuking mins???? Nowt changes does it!?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Haha what a joke jol is.

    They had one chance and thats because colo slipped.

    Fulham hardly had a kick second half, jus seemed happy to sit and showed no intent to anything else.

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  • yo-yo

    Sep 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Check
    “I hate it when so called pundits and even our inept manager say the crowd is too demanding. Rubbish, the most patient crowd in the league and defo the most loyal.”

    Come on man – Toon fans are extremely demanding, very impatient and highly critical – and nothing wrong with that as most fans are the same about their club. Being starved of any silverware for so long has probably made us worse if anything…
    And the fans who turned on SBR were hardly loyal were they ?

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