We Now Have A Real Offensive Look About Us

Newcastle will travel to Everton tomorrow night, for an important game in the league (they’re all important) against the only unbeaten side in the Premier League, with Everton having three draws and two wins in their first five league games.

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Alan Pardew – we have a real offensive look about us

Newcastle will need to be somewhere near their best if the Magpies are going to get something out of this game, and at the moment we are in the bottom half of the table in 16th position, but joint 12th on goal difference, and it would be good to start getting s decent goal difference together this season – for a change.

Roberto Martinez has made a good start to his career on Merseyside, after taking over the Blues in the summer, and Everton signed some decent players.

This is what the Newcastle manager said in the Mail today:

“They have signed some good players and you would have to say that they have got what looks like a stronger squad than David had last year.”

“Certainly the chairman there has done his bit, and they could be the surprise package of the season.”    “Their retention of the ball will probably be greater under Roberto.” “But what we have shown is that we have got a real offensive look about us.”

“But we have got to make sure we are tight enough to cope with that.” “We weren’t against Hull, but in the last three or four games other than that game, we have been and that’s important.”

“If we are going to have a more offensive look, then we have got to make sure the back door is shut.: “It was on Wednesday night. We got a clean sheet again and that was a good thing.”

“They have always been a difficult side to beat, especially at Goodison. It’s a tough place to go.” “We got a 2-2 last year and we really had to work hard to get that.”  ‘They are in good form and it’s a tough game to play there.’

Martinez is changing the way the Everton side play, much like Brendan Rodgers did at Liverpool a year ago, and they now pass the ball around a lot more, and will be very patient in their approach.

It’s a difficult game for Newcastle, but we need a good response in the league after  that terrible Hull loss at home, and we have all our best players available,  so we expect Alan Pardew and the lads to give it a right go tomorrow night – so to speak.

Nothing less than that is acceptable.

We need something out of this game, however hard that may be.

What do you think?

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74 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    and this donk wants to defend hahah

  • solano

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Everything that eminates from the regime’s mouth is ‘offensive’ these days.
    Patsy may have been hinting at his own bosses lack of activity when he praised the Everton chairman’s work this summer, but we know he will once again revert to type and backtrack on anything uttered, given time.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #3

    What’s the score gonna be tomorrow.

  • workyticket

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew have always had an offensive look about them.

  • matias

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew giving credit to Martinez. Not a clever move. Quality of Everton will be seen as Pardew`s “excuse” by the NUFC haters.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    We have a very tough schedule coming up. Three of the next 4 away followed by Chelsea (h) and Spurs (a). Horrible really. How many points for us in those 6 games? With some decent efforts perhaps 5. That would give us 12 from 11. Not good enough but can’t see much more. That might take us to 14th or so.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    I see a 2-1 win for Everton welshgeordie9. Ben Arfa to score for us. Pardew will be back in the soup within the next 6 games especially if we lose to the mackems.

  • woolerbill

    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #8


    It’s no Google having a offensive team, if the manager changes to defensive to protect a one goal lead. You did just that twice against Hull. You can’t put that on the player, it was you order.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Big trouble coming unless we have a huge turnaround. Cisse must get going along with Benny, Remy, and Gouffy. We need scoring. The defense isn’t bad now as long as we don’t get injuries but it would soon turn shaky if that happens. Still waiting for Cabaye to recover form as well.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Solano – in your reference to Patsy, you do touch on a very basic human instinct ; that of survival or self preservation.

    It’s of course not only in football that to survive you have to fight against the illusion of rejection. One could make a case that your patsy
    is fighting against the inevitable by holding himself in check, a sort of self endangering reaction to bosses/ owners/ employers etc.

    I don’t blame Pardew he is pushing the boundaries as far as he believes he can within his own desire for self preservation.

    Is he really any different from any of us- living in fear of being found out. Isn’t that which motivates us. Personally I think he’s living and learning. Time will tell.

  • askar

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    During the game against Hull I thought we had a way to win the match easily 🙁
    But against Everton players are approaching the game seriously and responsibly so as to demonstrate on the pitch the level of application and focus that’s required at an PL game.

    Whatever their position, each player has a role and they have to do their job properly! Kebab and Toyota will play a role 🙂

    It won’t be straightforward, but I am certain we’ll get through this game and in the week ahead, we’ll be laughing about it with Ruddy and JB 🙂

    We are NUFC and we will win this game with a magic goal from Arfa 🙂 Howay The Lads!

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    IMO our starting 11 is better than theirs but With Pardew at the helm we will never reach our full potential .

    I still think we will sneak a 1-0 win .

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Liverpool have built a decent side. Sakho will get better and Toure has really solidified their defense. They’ve got a lot of goals and creativity in the side. Man U are digging themselves a fairly deep hole already. 😆 So nice to see it. A big question for me is Arsenal. They still look shaky at the back a lot of the time. Mertesacker’s lack of pace has been pointed out numerous times. But Arsenal are building up a fine attacking side again now. They will outscore a lot of teams this season.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #14

    We look very average so far compared with a lot of teams. Are we as good as Swansea, Everton, West Brom or Southampton? We’ll have to prove it.

  • bishopblaize

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #15

    More bleeding dribble from the Horses mouth … Lets see how we fair tomorrow or listen to more Bull

    I expect no less than 3 points so C’mon Mags

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Some news coming out of the Ashley castle. The date didn’t go so well. Apparently there was a banana hammock malfunction, followed by some screaming and projectile vomiting. It’s all a bit hush hush other than that. Mike hopes to take it to the next level on the second date? 😯 Apparently the lady in question has changed her name and moved without leaving a forwarding address. It’s a bit like the witness protection program I believe.

  • fatman

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #17

    billy bullsh*ter at it again for an offensive side we don’t score many 5 in 5 games i would hang him from the Tyne bridge by his big toes and show you’s the emperors bollock naked. the only thing this clowns any good at is his excuses for failing.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ll be interested to see how we fair against Stoke. And Norwich. Those might be tense games for us. It’s ridiculous but we’re still too dependent on Benny and Remy in attack. We will need more goals from the midfield if Cisse can’t pick it up.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Mike might be a little late for the Everton kickoff. The date has hit him quite hard apparently (but what about the lady friend?) He has gotten rid of the offending piece of clothing and has sworn to only buy reinforced speedos from now on.

  • nufcalex

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Can’t see us winning this match, It would be a real upset if we did.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #21

    I would think we’ll finish the season in a group including Stoke and Norwich unless we do some very good business in January. That means bottom 10 for me. Pardew’s main tendency is still to fall back and defend a lead even though we’re quite poor at it. Cabaye really needs to recover form quickly and if Tiote could do so as well then we might make progress. A midfield with an in form Cabaye, Tiote, and Sissoko would be interesting to see. That would probably mean dropping Anita or playing 4-4-2 but I doubt all 4 midfielders will be in form at the same time so play the best 3 in every game.

  • Harley

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #22

    3 points tomorrow.

    8th in the league.

    Crisis over.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Our poor start from an easy first 5 games makes me wonder about points from the next 6 games. It looks very worrisome. I suppose our best chances for points are Cardiff (a), and mackems (a). A slump now would be deadly. Anything less than 12 points from the first 11 games and Pardew would be gone if we had a decent owner.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #24

    I wonder what Fulham’s new owner is making of their start to the season? Is Jol on shaky ground I wonder? It’s puzzling that they’re this bad. A bottom 10 side to be sure but I wouldn’t have suspected bottom 5. Not sure where West Ham are going to finish up either. If they get Carroll back they may get going.

  • jazzyp

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Evening gents
    I know its a tough place to go on current form but we really need a win. Lose tomorrow and then against Cardiff and we’re back we’re we finished last season…………in sh@t street !!

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #26

    As you say if we had a decent owner. Pardew will be tolerated as long as that 10.5M pay off is in place.
    Can’t be possible to have such a good squad run by Ash’s drinking buddies.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Everton are undefeated at home in their last 13 or 14 I think going back to last season? Does anyone know for sure? They have changed managers and are still adapting to the Martinez style so now is as good a time as any to play them. We’re coming off a cup win and a bad home loss so form is questionable. I’m hoping for a 1-1 draw but fear a 2-1 loss is more realistic.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #28

    What Ashley wants out of NUFC every season

    12-15 wins
    6-8 draws

    at minimal costs, screw cups or anything. just keep the machine running. with or without creeks

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Someone said the other day that players respect pardew because of what Ashley has done to him.

    The fact is Pardew has done very little as a Manager to earn respect. here or at his previous clubs

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #30

    I think we can count on Sunderland and Crystal Palace to stay below us in the table. As for Fulham and West Ham I’m not so sure. It will depend on the schedule. Our schedule is tough and will get tougher in October and early November (Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs in there).

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew will lose more respect if he brings in Jonas or Tiote over Anita tomorrow.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #32

    That sounds about right Himanshu @28. Somewhere between 8th and 15th although 15 is of little use to him to promote the club worldwide. Maybe he has given up on that though.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #33

    In fact I wonder how Ashley feels now about promoting his club worldwide? To me he looks to have abandoned it. He goes from having a US preseason tour to playing mediocre Scottish and English sides this summer. It suggests he knows he doesn’t have the ambition to make us more popular around the world.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Geordie two

    I think he will only attend games that he thinks we can win and win well or against real big clubs. I will be surprised if was there at our next home game against liverpool.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Where are we going from here with Ashley? Big question with no obvious answer for me. With an ambitious and experienced manager we would be in the top 8 already this season. As it stands now Hull is 7th!

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Remember the score from last season against Liverpool at St James Himanshu @34. I don’t want to see anything like that ever again. Pardew should have been sacked after that one especially the way he ran down the tunnel at the end.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Unbelievable and shocking that Hull is 7th after we’ve had such an easy start to the season. Dropping points against Hull and West Ham were killers for us.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 29, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38


    Yes of course, and the hugging that he gave supporters after we scored late against Fulham.

  • John Tudor

    Sep 29, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #39

    so i guess ashley wont be at any home games let alone any away

  • John Tudor

    Sep 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #40



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