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Newcastle Redeem Themselves A Little – With A Good 2-1 Win

11:31 pm, Saturday, October 5th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Tim Krul had one or two shaky moments in the first half today, but seemed to get better as the game progressed, and the Dutch International was clear after the game that today’s win was a massive one for Newcastle United – and he’s right there.

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Tim Krul – a massive win for Newcastle

The win means we have won three of our last five league games and garnered 9 points in the process, and we are now on a respectable 10 points form 7 games.

That’s eight points better off than Sunderland, who played well today at home to Manchester United, but two good second half goals from 18 year old Belgian Adnan Januzaj gave United a much-needed win, but another defeat keeps Sunderland in bottom place with only one point.

Newcastle looked an excellent team in the first half  today, and really should have been more than 2-0 up at the half, with two more fine goals by that man Loic Remy, who we must sign up in January for just £8M – what a bargain that will be.

Tim talked after the game to BBC Sport:

“It was a massive win.” “All week we have had pressure on us but we came out fighting and got three massive points.”

“We’ve had to stick together because we’ve made some individual mistakes recently, but we’ve not been playing that badly.”

“They put us under pressure but we defended well and created a lot of chances.”

While Newcastle were not as good in the second half, and let Cardiff back into the game, the defense and the team were resolute enough to come away with all 3 points and a second away win of the season. – and that equalled our road wins over the whole of last season.

Tim is right – it was a massive win, and now we need to build on it – and keep being both consistent and resolute in every single game.

We looked a great team in that first half today. :D

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brutooon // Oct 5, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    1) Williamson is in mistake for the goal we concede, he is TOO SLOW. We can only play him against Big Strikers

    2) Tiote-Cabaye-Sissoko is a good partnership. Anita is useless. Cant make a forward pass and cannot challenge 50/50 because he is so small

    3) 9 out 10 balls given to cisse, he will GIVE BACK TO OPPONENT.

  • 2 jimmysmith // Oct 6, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    How come Tim Krul at least gets to wear a jersey with the b-s Wonga in black and white, while the rest have to suffer the added humiliation of endorsing the rascals in that shite bird light blue. Wonga blows!

  • 3 Tinman // Oct 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    1st half was good. 2nd half was good enough. Could have easily shipped two though. Think Cardiff made a mistake when they took Campbell off, that Mutch or looked brilliant.
    We need to show more composure when we go ahead. Got to wonder what Pards said to them at half time?
    People saying Williamson had a good game, but he cost us our goal. On another day that would have cost us points. He is not good enough I’m afraid, but I do love his attitude and work ethic.

  • 4 Minato // Oct 6, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Think your maths might be a little off there Ed ….we have ten points and the unwashed have 1.

    Was please to get the win but still concerned that we can’t seem to have a consistently good all around game….never thought Id say this but glad to have Willo back in the team we look a lot more assured when balls come into the box with him in the side…when we play teams with more attacking flair and pace I think Ill be less happy to see him starting. Sadly Mbiwa has been very disappointing in any case so its a difficult one to call either way. Generally pleased though I think we deserved to win what will be a tough away fixture for most teams….hopefully we can continue our good away form..major problem for us under Pards.

  • 5 Minato // Oct 6, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Sorry just highlighting the fact we are 9 points better off not 8…

  • 6 xmindcrimex // Oct 6, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Brutoon @ 1

    Apart from the goal conceded, Williamson were massive. He looked solid and I for one, felt safe with him at the back. Winning headers left and right.

    How he’d fare against Sturridge and Suarez is another story though.. Mbiwa needs to shape up if he’s to get back into the team imo, so I predict a Willo start against the ‘pool.

  • 7 kt97toonarmy // Oct 6, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Our next 4 games are tough how many points do u guys think we will get out of them

  • 8 ilovetoon8788 // Oct 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    @kt97toonarmy // Oct 6, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    no one here can tell. depends on which newcastle turn up each time. we have zero consistency. that much is a fact.

  • 9 lesh // Oct 6, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Well, well, well. The thread’s first post perfectly exemplifies the constructive comments that make this site such a joy to read at times.

    Apart from the three points you so eloquently made @1, can we take it that you were delighted with our win over Cardiff then?

    And Ed, surely Kinnear’s progressing Remy’s contract and got the club’s solicitor preparing a conditional contract that will get Remy signed up in advance of but effective from January 2014 subject to him having no charges hanging over his head.

    Our esteemed and highly respected Director of Football will have been in advance discussions with QPR and Remy’s reps for weeks now – yes?

  • 10 lesh // Oct 6, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    For the avoidance of doubt, the first post @1 was Brutoon’s.

    Tarrantarra!

  • 11 kira13th // Oct 6, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Next 4 PML games…0 point is possible

    Hopefully, we’ll get 3 points at least

  • 12 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Oct 6, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    @9:

    I too, am never ceased to be amazed by some of the sweeping comments made on here by some of the so called Experts!

    In my humble opinion, Anita is one of the best signings we,ve made for years, and, on his day despite his side can boss any midfield in the league !

    Pleased that all of you are happy to have got the three points at Cardiff, although we almost gave away two of them by the end!

    The real test, come against Liverfool next week !!!!

  • 13 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Oct 6, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    read:

    on his day, despite his size…………………..

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 6, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    Morning lads!

    Can any objective poster tell how the game was yesterday; I sadly missed it!

    Tried to read some stats, which seemed to favour us but we didn’t seem to be able to keep possession :-(

    Was it another case of one good half and one ‘not so good’?

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 6, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Sadly only brits seem to think size is that important (then again some brits think they are the best league in the world)

  • 16 beddersmag // Oct 6, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    I believe willo also played bellamy on side when krul made the save coming out. I agree he has looked ok but could have cost us two goals. Against a target man theres a good argument for him to play i guess. Cisse is so poor but to bench him would probably not help his fragile confidence so is a dilemma. I agree anita is poor and weak. Santon looks short of confidence. I thought tiote was back to something like his best though

  • 17 scout // Oct 6, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Thanks for that Edward, when I read 8 points I thought Sunderland must have equalised and my bet didn’t come in lol. Talk about a heart stopper

  • 18 HullMag6 // Oct 6, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Cisse

    Hmmmm…..

    Play him for 60 then push gouf up and bring sammy (or hba if benched) on for papis, also dummett for Santon.

  • 19 HullMag6 // Oct 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    In January’s window big commanding cb needed and a striker if papis doesn’t find his mojo – either bring Demba back or someone young and hungry like Lukaku. Jordan Rhodes is tearing up the championship for venkys at the moment, I still think he’ll be worth a look.

    Imagine an in form striker playing with remy and hba working the channels.

  • 20 Geordie In Dubai // Oct 6, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Reasonable win yesterday, but lets not get too excited, Cardiff are not a good team, and will be in the bottom 5 come may.

    We looked solid in the first half, i think we actually strung more than 5 passes together at times, I seen signs of the Cabaye / Tiote of 2 years back, Sissoko is still a little concern, looks good but doesnt really do alot, hard to explain.

    I find Colo’s form worrying, past few years he has been quality, this season he looks a little shakey, needs to get that sorted.

    I think at home next week i would start Ben Arfa in a free central role, no defensive duties and drop Sissoko, same other 10 players.

  • 21 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Oct 6, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    @15:

    You don,t need to be a Giant to put yourself about in midfield, intelligent passing and movement into space and making runs into spaces make a good midfielder.
    Players like Marco van Basten and Johan Cruif were masters at reading the game and they were both reasonably small in size !

    I would not for one minute try and compare Anita to those two but they were all trained in the same Ajax academy in Holland!

    As for your comment about what the Brits think about the League we are in, well why is it that 70% or thereabouts from all the players playing in the Prem are not Brits themselves?
    Plus as an expatriate, and living abroad it interests me NOT, just what the rest of my fellow countrymen actually Think about the Prem !

    It is also universally recognised that Englis Prem League is actually one of the best in the world, which is why TV and Satelite channels pay millions to broadcast the games live?

    As for the game yesterday, we bossed it in the first half and Remy scored his brace, in a ten minute period in that last 15 mins of the half !
    Second half we got sloppy and let them back into it, the Cardiff manager made some changes in the rest period and Odemwingie pulled one back, before they ran out of time Krul made a good save towards the end !

    Our real test is the next game at home to Liverfool, who, with Sturrridge and Suarez fireing on all cylinders at the moment is going to be much more difficult than Cardiff away believe me, even with the home advantage !

    A draw would be nice! But considering what happened with Hull! Din,t hold your breath!




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