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We Gifted All Three Goals – Pardew

8:51 am, Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Alan Pardew bemoaned the Newcastle defending after yesterday’s shock 3-2 defeat at home to Hull City, and certainly the defense looked shaky after we had gone ahead with Loic Remy scoring his first goal for Newcastle after just 10 minutes.

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Loic Remy – in action yesterday:

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game:

“The team that finished fifth, you see similarities with this team,” “But that team had a consistency about it of performance as a team.”

“All three goals were poor from us. We looked too loose and gifted goals, and you can’t do that against any opposition. We have defended really, really well in these last few weeks, but not today.”

“It’s the consistency of performance that this team is searching for.” “Hull, I’ll be the first to pay tribute to them because they played very well, I must say that, but for us, it was a really disappointing day.”

Only Debuchy and Yanga-Mbiwa don;t have the experience of playing for a few seasons in the Premier league but Fab Coloccini and Davide Santon do, but it’s also players in midfield who have to track back and we didn’t see enough of that yesterday.

It’s hard to know if it was just a bad day at the office yesterday, which sometimes happens, but we now have Leeds United at home on Wednesday night,  followed by a tough game at Everton next Monday night, and then a game at Cardiff City the following Saturday, before the next two-week International break.

So those are three difficult games, but we’ll see how we do in those, and there’s still an opportunity to pick up a few points in those two league games away from home.

It was a bit of a blow yesterday, but there’s a long way to go in the season, and we showed some excellent attacking early on in the game yesterday.

And Remy can get some goals for us this season – and he has two goals and two assists in his three appearances for the first team so far this season.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I don’t think we gifted them all three goals. Yes, the first two but not the third as it was a cracking volley.

  • 2 MacToon // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    “The team that finished fifth, you see similarities with this team,”
    The team that finished bottom fifth, you see similarities with this team!

  • 3 Slank // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:58 AM


    The possible reason why Vuckic wasn’t on the bench is that
    he isn’t as good as those on the bench.

  • 4 cestriasteve // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Earlier in the week Sissoko was interviewed saying that if we lost the ball we had to get back as soon as possible, we can assume if he says this then that’s what the coaches are telling the midfield therefore they should make him and HBA watch the game again cos they were Poor yesterday.
    I actually got the impression that several players yesterday couldn’t care less about NUFC.

  • 5 Hatem's better than Messi // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Too many interviews and inflated egos after a couple of wins.

    Ballon D’or …. you’re havin’ a laff.

  • 6 Hatem's better than Messi // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Most are only playing to get in the French squad.

    NUFC doesn’t matter, no WC next year should find us out.

  • 7 cestriasteve // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:06 AM


    My comments on walking down those stairs were Ballon Dor more like bellon end.

  • 8 Marty-Toon // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Don’t think Sissoko was as bad as Cabaye
    Sissoko at least tried to get the ball down and play it around,was involved in both goals.

    We gifted the third too,ok the shot was excellent but Ben Arfa wasn’t interested in stopping the cross.

    On Debuchy,I still haven’t seen anything special apart from his forward runs as his defending and positional play is terrible.
    A French international-I wouldn’t play him at that level.
    Many Hull players are unknown in the PL and are British yet they showed our pro’s up yesterday with a greater desire to win the ball.

    One of the main things we expect from our team at NUFC is desire and that’s lacking throughout the squad.
    Joey and Nolan were to lads that showed it in bucketfuls when at the club but we don’t have that.
    Cabaye looks off the pace,I’d keep Sissoko and Anita on there with maybe Gouffran or Sammy in midfield

  • 9 cestriasteve // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM


    If we persist with these 2 Full backs then we need to support from Midfield , Anita had too much to do yesterday Tiote needs to play with a 5 man midfield versus Everton .

  • 10 south coast toon // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    well it happens we scored too goals, the worring things for me are cisses form and hull scoring 3 goals hull , think we went into this game expecting to win easily…..we cant keep a striker on the pitch who isnt scoring or offering alot….but i dont like the other chioces either,

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Mac, my thoughts exactly.

  • 12 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Big Yanga was unfortunately at fault for 2 of the goals I seen yesterday. For 1 he played behind the back line by about 2 yards keeping everyone onside and was found wanting for another he committed himself to ground far too early TWICE, before Hull scored. He had his off day but I still believe that this kid is for the top of the game and we got beat by team who both wanted it more and played better as a unit.

    We were far too cocky yesterday and it looked like the lads expected all 3 points without having to do much for it… they seemed to be believing their own hype for much of the game. I still think this was a game that we should have won but credit were it is due for Hull, they came with a game plan and they executed it well… the 3rd goal was god enough to win any game, nothing could be done about that. Anyway these things happen from time to time. The lads pride must be hurt and hopefully this will bode well against Leeds and we select a STRONG side to at least try and progress through the cup.

    It’s over now and most of us are probably thinking that we will decline again but lets stick by the team the way we have been doing this season and try to kick on again, blips and poor games happen.

    Onwards and Upwards to Leeds. HWTL’s

    On a side note… how did Remy miss that 90th minute chance on the form he is in… words fail me, but what a player overall in recent weeks!

  • 13 sobadithurts // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I was born a Geordie and was a season ticket holder for many a year until work forced me to leave the region
    . A lot of you are probably aware that we Newcastle supporters are perceived by an awful lot of people as deluded and uneducated.
    Unfortunately the majority of you on this site provide the ammunition to support that view. When posting in future please at least attempt to get your grammar and spelling somewhere close to correct so that I am not constantly reminded by my colleagues that I come from an area of low-brow sub-intellectual retards. Thank you.

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