Newcastle To Continue Attacking Style of Play

Newcastle made a very good start to the game yesterday at Villa Park, and what was clear from our good performance yesterday is that we have a lot of very good technical players, and they can certainly pass the ball around.

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Loic Remy – played well in his first start for Newcastle

For once this season we showed an attacking flair, that came out in the last 20 minutes of the game against Fulham, but yesterday Loic Remy made a big difference up front in an  attacking 4-3-3 formation, and Loic can play on either wing and also through the middle.

Newcastle deserved their win yesterday, and now we have taken 7 points from the last three league games, and after a terrible start at the Etihad Stadium, things are certainly looking up on Tyneside.

And after the games Alan Pardew said he wanted to keep Newcastle playing attacking football:

“We played very, very well today and I thought some of our play was what it should be at Newcastle.” “We have a real attacking mode at the club and that’s the type of offensive side I want to put out, but I have not been able to do so since Demba Ba left for Chelsea in January.”

Newcastle looked free-flowing a lot of the time in yesterday’s game, and we have players who are used to playing in that formation, and Alan Pardew can take a lot of positives out of the game, not least of which was a wonderful performance from the mercurial Ben Arfa.

This lad loves life on Tyneside, and he’s becoming a better all around player under the tutelage of Alan Pardew, and he looked great going forward yesterday.

But as we pointed out last night,  the thing that impressed us with Ben Arfa yesterday was his work rate – he covered some miles in that game and he remains a darling of th Newcastle fans.

With the skill Ben Arfa possesses, that’s hardly surprising, and we just have to keep this lad fit.

And  there’s nothing like wins to raise the spirits, and now fans will look forward to the home game against Hull City on Saturday, and while it will not be easy, the goal of the game has to be another win and all  3 points.

And that would give us 10 points from 5 games, which would be great, but we will need to play very well at St. James Park on Saturday to get the win.

What do you think?

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13 comments so far

  • Ashley Hole

    Sep 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #1


  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Remy, Goofy, HBA

    this needs to be the attacking position against Hull next week, Cisse really needs to be benched because there’s no way his form has improved this season

  • toon22

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3


    Cisse needs some time off,maybe give him two weeks off to sort his head out.

  • beddersmag

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Would love to see us grab a hatfull against Hull. Something we dont do often but would really get the team and fans buzzing. So much of what happens with our team is down to momentum and belief. If we can put some of the negativity behind us and collectively believe again things could start to look up. And lets hope injuries are kind to us.HWTL

  • Ashley Hole

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Cisse out!

  • askar

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed I hope Arfa will have a full season for us and hope he will play for us throughout his football career 🙂

    Arfa’s deal will expire at the end of next season. We have to ensure his long-term future. Sign him now!

  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    disagree, think it wont be long before cisse startes banging them in again now he has decent service he will get his mojo back. need a direct pacy player to bring off bench, gouffran is perfect for that


    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    We should of brought in at least two more players in the window?

    If some of the first team start picking up injuries, then we,ll be up to our necks in the Brown stuff again?

  • bills-son

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9


    That was a good post you made and sums up the situation with Ashley very well.

    If you strip out the hysteria the transfer window can be summed up as no top players out one top loan signing in. Not great but definitely not a disaster – which just about sums up my current view of Ashley.

    We have a core of first team squad players – Krul, Colo, STaylor, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye, HBA, Cisse, Shola and Marv who have been here for at least two seasons – Anita, Sissoko, Gouff, Mbiwa, Debuchy who now know what the Prem is about – Sammy who I think is starting to look a player + Dummett, Haidara and Bigi who can all do a job in the squad + Remy who looks as if he has hit the ground running.

    We can all find fault if we look for it but I don’t think what we have is a disaster by any shout. I’d love Ashley to splash the cash like the next guy bit who is to say if he went that another owner would give us better than what we’ve got?

    Whatever you think about Ashley the fact is we’ve got one of the most settled and stable squads in the Prem and that in my book is a big plus. With another couple of wins under their belts I think the confidence of the squad will soar and that coupled with skill we all know is there could see us really really surprising the critics.

    One thing is for certain though if that happens – Ashley wont get any credit for it from the majority on here.

  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Ashley Hole // Sep 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    1st? ?
    I often see posts the sane as yours (1st) and wonder is ‘1st’ a coded message between certain posters? What does it mean? Does it indicate membership of an exclusive group?
    Can you help me understand its significance please?

  • low fell mag

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Great performance,the lads really put on a great show .Now its time for clowns like Steve Wraith ,JFA, RML to button it,
    Get behind the team, instead of talking about boycotting games .
    JFA and the rest of the muppets should try to pull them selves out of there local boozers watching snidy Arabic channels on 50 inch plasmas and actually go to the Geordie mecca called ST James park and give some support to the lads.
    You may have some differences with the Regime, ( I for one don’t apart from big Joe ),but this side is looking good , and I cannot wait for the next game .
    Im a big northern soul fan as well as a Newcastle fan ,and as it goes Keep the Faith.

  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Ben Arfa is a special talent and he clearly loves the adulation given by our fans.

    How’s the tine to take advantage of that and set the wheels in motion to get him tied up – smartish!

    And to give any chance of signing up, keep Kinnear well clear of any discussions – he’ll probably manage to pi$$ Hatem and his agents off with his less than genteel demeanour!

    In fact, better still, get him out of Newcastle United and replace him with someone who commands some respect among players, agents and club officials.

  • La Fée Verte

    Sep 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    There are people saying Cisse should be benched but once has scores I feel he’ll go on a run of goals. Happens to strikers throughout their careers.


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