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Pardew – He’s A Very Important Player For Us

9:29 am, Saturday, October 5th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

We need every player who plays for  Newcastle   at Cardiff City today, to play for their own pride, and since that’s what Alan Pardew told them to do in that second half at Everton on Monday, and it seemed to work so well, then maybe that pre-game talk from Alan Pardew today in south Wales could even work again.

moussa sissoko and others after everton defeat

Moussa Sissoko and other disappointed players on Monday night

There’s no doubt that Newcastle have some very good players – but we are under-performing this season, and how many times have we done that over last season and this?

The 24-year-old French Intentional is one of the few who has turned up for our games this season,  and put in some competent displays, and he’s looked strong and powerful in midfield, but he can do even better for Newcastle.

This is what Alan said in the Mail today about Sissoko:

“I think Moussa’s one of those players who’s giving a level of performance, like he did against Everton in Monday night’s 3-2 defeat.”

“But some games he can really hurt teams.” “He is that type of player where that bus isn’t going to come along every week.” “But when it does, you just enjoy it.”

“He still does a very good job for us. Obviously he adds height and power to our team, as we’re not the biggest team. He’s very important.”

Both Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye will be two of the three midfield players today,  with the other one being between Vurnon Anita and Cheick Tiote, and both are playing well at the moment.

If Pardew wants to fill the midfield  to add more solidity to the team today, he could start all four midfielders.

But we need something out of the game  in south Wales, and maybe Moussa can get us a goal, and that would be his fourth goal for Newcastle., since he joined us from Toulouse in January.

It’s certainly shaping up to be a massive game for Newcastle.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Sissoko imo is our Key player and the team should be built around him end off, Cabaye will leave in January and if HBA improves more he’ll be gone too

  • 2 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    get all 4 lads playing in a 4-3-1-2 formation

    Cabaye, Anita,, Tiote
    Sissoko

    with Remy & Goufrran as strikers

  • 3 mattnufc // Oct 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    ^No. No width at all and no protection for our defensively liable full backs.

  • 4 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    2 great matches in Bundesliga today

    Monchengladbach vs Dortmund
    Leverkusen vs Bayern

  • 5 Marty-Toon // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    I think we could have a midfield of
    Anita ……Sissoko……Cabaye……….Gouffran/Sammy
    And a front two of Remy og Cisse
    (Anita would protect Debuchy well)
    Otherwise I’d like
    Cabaye………….Sissoko………Anita……………
    ………………..Ben Arfa/Gouffran ………………
    ……………Remy ………….Cisse …………..
    Here I think we’d get the best out of Ben Arfa and teams would find it difficult to pick him up too,and it gives him more room to maneuver just outside the box.
    It also means he’s already closer to the goals without having to cut inside or cut back,a bit like when he scored his first goal for us against Everton a few years ago.
    I think this would give us a better balance in the team and would make it difficult for the opposition.

  • 6 toon kk // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Tbh most of our squad ain’t worth half what we Paid for them.
    We’re a poor team same as last season but we could go one of two ways come the end of the season, top half or relegated. Alot of the players aren’t trying hard enough. Players at Hull for example may not be as good on paper but they put 100% effort in for their club.
    Something needs a good shake up at the club.

  • 7 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Premier League ?@premierleague 55s
    Cardiff v Newcastle (1500 BST): The Magpies have conceded 3 headers in the #BPL this season – the most in the League

  • 8 NUFC_Croatia // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    My team for today’s game:

    Krul

    Debuchy Williamson Coloccini Dummet

    Cabaye Tiote Anita

    Ben Arfa Cisse Remy

    Cardiff City Vs. Newcastle Live on Al Jazzera Sport + 10

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    A lot of our team are worth more than we paid for them, as we got some of them with a year to go on contracts.

    The continuous demise of a team is affecting their performances. Pardew’s management is lowing their value the longer they’re here through his mismanagement.

    Tevez and Mascherano couldn’t get in his West Ham side, now look who they play for and what they’ve won since.

    The man is harming more than just the fans’ love of the game by his ineptitude, it is the players’ decline as well. The players make up the team. Positive team efficiency is key to good performance. We don’t have that.

  • 10 I-Am-Ahab // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Whats people’s opinion of the 4-1-2-1-2 for example
    Krul
    Debuchy-mbiwa-colo-dummet
    Sissoko
    Hatem. Santon
    Cabaye
    Cisse. Remy

    Criticize me please… I am the novice
    I am ahab

  • 11 ArtyH // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Well said Laurent Robert 32, my thoughts exactly. Problem is who would replace him if he got the taxi next week? Not a lot of choices now, should have got Rafa when he left last season, bet we would be top six now!!!

  • 12 Rooster // Oct 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Pardew IS playing Santon again today, a bloody travesty on current form, still has not dropped on of his so called purples for a younger player, lilly livered git.

  • 13 Black and White with an army lol // Oct 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    mattnufc

    check this thread out

    Alan Pardew Has Really Helped Me – He’s My Mentor

    check the bottom page mate and why we should really utilize a 4-3-1-2 formation then tell me why it’s wrong

  • 14 mattnufc // Oct 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Well I think you can only play narrow if you pass the ball very well, e.g. Arsenal, and under Pardew it looks like we will never pass the ball well. Therefore, without width, your formation will most likely be very easily defended as defending narrow play is often successful. You are saying the midfielders should drop back if the fullbacks go to support the attack. In principle that sounds a good idea but I can never see Pardew attempting such an exotic technique.




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