I’m Not Getting Carried Away – But It Was A Super Performance

After going through the ordeal of watching his side literally give away three goals on Saturday and all three points to Hull City, Alan Pardew can be forgiven for getting a little bit carried away with the excellent win last night, when two of our local lads – Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett – were star performers for the side.

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Alan Pardew – pictured last night

This is what the manager had to say in the local papers today:

“It was a super performance. I’m still hurting from Saturday, if I’m honest. I can see from the training ground the squad is in a good place and that compounds the result on Saturday.”

“I’m not getting carried away, we’re in the last 16 as we should be. It’s a reminder that we’ve got to get consistency and if the group below the first team is as good as that, it bodes well.”

“The real highlights were Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett. We’re really pushing those two to see if they can crack a regular first-team spot. They did terrific.”  “I think Sammy was playing in his best position on the left.”  “He gives us some natural width.”

“There were moments where he has to improve his final decision,  but there’s no doubting his natural talent, which was on show.” 

It will be interesting too see if either of the local lads starts the Monday night game at Everton, but there’s no doubt Paul Dummett is now pushing Davide Santon hard for that left back starting position, and he plays so well with Sammy down that left hand side.

We do think there may be a surprise next Monday night, because we think Mike Williamson could be preferred alongside Fab Coloccini in central defense.

That’s because of his extra Premier League experience and he also gives some height at the back, and Yanga-Mbiwa could possibly miss out at Goodison Park – just a thought.

And we even got the team right last night – apart from having Elliot in goal instead of Krul, so you never know – sometimes we get lucky. 😀

What do you think?

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8 comments so far

  • NUFCmagpie

    Sep 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    you also had Ben Arfa and Gouf starting instead of Marv and Sammy but who’s counting 😉

  • Spotlight Kid

    Sep 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    The ball was played on the ground at last – HOORAH – which is where it should have been all along. So I guess that constitutes some kind of progress. And Sammy can sure cross a ball (give him a bonus for coaching Jonas after work).

    But on the other hand Leeds are 13th in the Championship, and they looked like it throughout, so all things in perspective. And remember Leeds came close on more than one occasion due to questionable defending.

    Rest assured, if AP can get the side to repeat this result and performance against Citeh next month then (minus the goalmouth scares) I will be the very first to congratulate him.

  • ArtyH

    Sep 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    It was a better game to watch than of late. Sammy and Paul were the outstanding performers last night, they deserve their chance in the spotlight. Was really nice to see both sets of supporters pay tribute to Gary Speed, brought a lump to the throat.

  • mindshaft

    Sep 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Dummett was caught out of position a few times, fine against Leeds but might be punished more against the likes of Everton… then again Santon isn’t exactly pulling up any trees

  • fatman

    Sep 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    that’s right numpty we played well, Leeds are 13th in the championship, and they did hit the bar before we scored so could have been a little more difficult, oh almost forgot Leeds lost 3 of their previous 4 games, so we were not playing an inform team. we deserved to win but hardly played great.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s a shame Jonas is coming back. I’d loan Sammy out if Jonas is going to get in his way here

  • toonicle

    Sep 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Dummett should get a start on the left maybe and put Santon on the right, Debuchy has not been good this season and needs a bench spot IMO.

  • Bucks mag

    Sep 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #8

    I watched the game in the stadium last night and I thought Dummett was poor. Debuchy played well.


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