Aan Pardew – I Felt Sorry For Him On Saturday


Papiss Cisse has not been in goal-scoring form for Newcastle so far this season, and on Saturday Papiss must have had about three fairly good chances, but he couldn’t convert any of them, but on another day he could have had a hat trick, and it’s just  when strikers are not scoring goals, nothing seems to go for them.

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Papiss Cisse in action on Saturday

Make no mistake that Newcastle’s performance in that first half on Saturday was absolutely first-rate ( we watched the whole game again yesterday), and we could have easily been 4-0 up at the break with a little bit of luck, and it was Loic Remy who scored the two goals form about six good chances Newcastle created in the first half, and they certainly were not easy chances that Loic converted.

They were both excellent striker goals, and it’s good that the Frenchman is in good form while Papiss continues to struggle.

Alan Pardew said in the Chronicle today that he even felt a bit sorry for the Senegal International on Saturday:

“I felt sorry for Papiss in Cardiff on Saturday.” “I thought two or three things could have dropped for him during the game, but they didn’t.”

“So hopefully he can score when he is away with Senegal this week. That would do him the world of good.” “They have a massive game against the Ivory Coast and it’s one I’m looking forward to watching.”

Senegal plays the Ivory Coast this Friday in Abidjan, but the return leg is not 16th October as we said this morning – it’s the 16th November (sorry about that mistake), and that game is in Casablanca, Morocco – since Senegal are banned from playing their home games in Senegal.

There is a ban in place  at the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar, and the ban was for the riot there last October, when Senegal hosted the Ivory Coast in an African Cup qualifier, and their fans invaded the pitch and started fires both on the pitch and in the stadium – when they were losing the game.

The winner of the two legs goes through to the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil next summer, so they are vitally important games for both countries.

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128 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Lesh
    ” Pardew’s just had a good result”. How often do we hear that? The fact people are always speculating who the new manager will be speaks volumes.
    I’m worried now Poyet has gone down the road who else half decent is there? Ash will never have heard of Solksjaer or Bergkamp. We missed out on Blanc, Girard and Garcia and people don’t seem to like Di Matteo.
    If English, Hoddle maybe – at least good football but Curbishley would be another backward step so is probably nailed on..

    Lilo

    The guy managing Brighton now was Poyet’s new assistant and came from barca.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #2

    well Alan,

    everyone feels sorry for you too. Not.

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve felt sorry for Papiss for a while now, confidence destroyed, feeding of scraps and hopeful balls………….no wonder he’s a shadow of the player he could be under a proper coach

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  • Thump

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #4

    @Rotonda: I’ve spoke somewhat positively of Poyet in the past but I was talking to one of the Brighton youth players the other day on the bus. He didn’t have many positive words for Poyet. All the usual stuff, mind: arrogant, hard to please, two faced etc. One of the things he said that got me was “it’s discipline over training to that fella”… so I’m kind of glad we missed out on him. I can’t see him dealing with he French egos very well in Newcastle.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Rotonda

    Sochaux have hired a new coach, a young french manager with good reputation.

    bruno labadia, torsten fink and michael weisenger have been sacked in bundesliga. I would have any of them above pardew.

    Pity we are Newcastle

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Rotonda,
    He never worked with Poyet, he replaced him. Via Maccabi Haifa.

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Michel Jansen at Twente is one to keep a close eye on

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  • Belfast

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Time for you to admit Ba was the better player Butler.

    Every excuse in the book has been used for him now.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #9

    HD,
    Renard isn’t all that young, hasn’t done much, and his reputation over here is the lowest it has been in 18 months…. Chipolopolo have been poor since winning the AFCON last year

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Should no longer be feeling sorry for Cisse he should be dropped for a little while

    Would actually love us to experiment with playing Arfa as a sort of false 9 like Suarez as he can hold the ball up , skin players and bring people into the game as for me he is not a great winger in the premier league because you have to do more than attack these days at the top level

    The best wide men around work their socks off as well which he does not want to do and it leaves our fullbacks like Debs and Santon badly exposed when he plays on that wing

    Gouffran and Remy are great as wide forwards and Arfa could cause damage up front but would be too exotic for Pardew to ever try if Rodgers was our manager that was what he would play against us

    I like Santon as well but feel he needs dropped for a few games even if just to get his head straight

    Also is Marveux injured ?Thats about 3 games in a row in the premiership he has not got any game time

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast

    Ba was a great player for us, no doubt about that, but when Pardew changed our winning formation it ruined Cisse and he hasn’t been the same since.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Having said that, I would prefer Renard to Pardew!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Lilo

    any 1 is better than Pardew, I would rather have SBR’s statue over Pards

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #14

    We should go Marco van Basten, I think he will consider us and compensation won’t be that much either.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #15

    why is people speculating on a new manager ,jesus christ pardew has not even been sacked yet ,newcastle fans are deluded that much i do know reading this blog

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16

    any1 has fifa 14 key??? plzz giv me

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  • fatman

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #17

    mikeashleyisamackem

    it could be the next 5 games and the likely 0 point return one game in the 5 we might get points off the other five could be cricket scores. maybe one or two don’t think that would be exceptable outcome.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    has pards ruined remy and goufy? wait i know the answer from the haters not yet? 🙂

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  • fatman

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    we have seen what happens when Poyet And Pardew cross swords, a rather unpleasant out look against the unwashed.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Fatman,

    How are you my friend?

    Although I do not expect many or any points in next few games I am not expecting bashings

    Tottenham have scored 6 goals in 7 matches
    Liverpool have scored 1 second half goal, that too against mackems.
    Chelsea are not 100% yet.

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  • fatman

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #21

    wolfshead@toon

    That’s right but hes still working on it and should deliver unless Joe comes into work with a hangover and gives Pardew a sports direct bag for life.

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Himanshu Dhingra

    Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea haven’t had the pleasure of playing against our back four yet 😉

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #23

    support the team and shut up making problems in your own minds
    we have a decent team top 10 i think and the course of the season will show that ,we have lost a few games so has the manchester clubs
    the premier league is so competitive this year the league will change from now on i predict the winner will win it with 75 points this season ,there will be nothing in terms of points from 8th to 20th such is the quality of opposition you have man utd ,man city ,chelsea, arsnal liverpool totts spur who potentially could end up winners also you have newcastle ,everton ,southampton and west brom who could threaten the top 4 this season ,its all doom and gloom on here we are 6 points behind the leaders who have never won the division for years
    we need to be hard to beat this year as a point is massive in relative terms ,if we can win 90 percent of our home games and 50 percent of our away games that will get you top 6 imo
    if we are to believe ashley prefers to by in january then give him the next window and pardew and see what happens
    if we keep developing as a club slowly we will become strong ,rome was not built in a day ,that is a massive advantage our club will reep the rewards of over the next few seasons when all the other clubs are chopping and changing lots of players we will become very familur and established ,we should keep what we got and add 1 or 2 quality players every january so that the team becomes a team you look at barca ,man utd bayern munich ,that is how they operate ,people dont see the bigger picture and most comments i read on this site the people dont know there arse from there elbow x

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #24

    JB

    That is another way of looking at it. 😉

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  • fatman

    Oct 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #25

    mikeashleyisamackem

    you want to hire a portable toilet and hide yourself away if reality is to painful to except.

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  • jackostoon

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m sorry, have I missed something, pardew sacked or about to be, I don’t think so, wait until at least Xmas man, then if we’re doing poop, by all means dig in, for all those looking forward to marching through our beautiful city with bin dippers, keep your belongings safe, you’ve have been warned people.

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  • fatman

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #27

    mikeashleyisamackem

    and we did what in our last home game & we went a record hole game at home without a shot at goal.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #28

    A big job ahead for Poyet. He did fairly well at Brighton especially early on but this is a different kettle of fish altogether. I think they will be relegated and have to fight their way back up. The parachute money is relatively huge now so that will help but it’s still a hard battle. Their owner hasn’t exactly made a success out of them either.

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #29

    BRING BACK INDIAN MAGPIE

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #30

    G2…Granted my perspective may be a bit off, but i’d say the Sunderland owner has been a roaring success.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #31

    listen fat boy
    you judge a team after 38 games not 7
    you will be the mug on here singing there praises if we buy well in january and finish in that top 10 ,people have wrote us off already and we are 6 points from 1st ,i would a took that after 7 games if someone had said 6 points behind after 7 games .we have not really played well and our defense and cisse have been poor so it cant get much worse so on a possitive note i will say we will get better and you will look silly if that is the case
    but your the type who will find a negative in everything ,i call them negs ,have you ever heard of a possitive mental attitude and have you ever heard of a neg having a bad effect on his team because i have and that is whats wrong with this site ,while 45 thousand geordies remain calm and look at the possitives you disect the negatives along with the other 10 percent which drag us down
    if you read any other site its never as bad as it is on here ,doom mongers do one

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #32

    The challenge for Pardew is entirely different than the challenge for Poyet. We have a very decent squad in comparison to them but Pardew must get them to play to their ability much more often. We have weaknesses but they have gaping holes. If we don’t see more consistent play by the end of November then it’s not going to happen with Pards. He has an extremely tough road ahead now. If we had won against Hull and West Ham at home there would be 5 more points on board and we would be sitting pretty. But our home form has been diabolical for quite a while now going back to last season. It can’t continue this way. Over to you Alan.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon Tang

    Indian Magpie hasn’t gone anywhere.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #34

    did you expect us to win 7 outta 7
    have a word with yourself

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Ha Ibiza mate. 🙂 Yes we can definitely look at it that way. Just think, he may be a worse owner than Ashley and he has actually spent a lot of money! 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #36

    I can’t even read mikeashleyisamackem’s post when it’s just one chunk of text with no punctuation. I agree with the first bit but I stopped reading before long…

    I really don’t get the negative attitude from some fans on here though. Is there anything at the club (besides the fans) that you actually think is good?

    I know many don’t rate Ashley, Pardew or JFK but I think the entire first team (perhaps with the exception of Remy) has been absolutely slated on this blog recently.

    Oh…Remy may not have been slated but I’ve seen calls to drop him unless he agrees to join us in January and some fans are already bricking it in case we don’t get him.

    I know we are all different people, but you’d think there would be more of a consensus! Sure, Ben Arfa should track back more, Cisse needs confidence, Santon and Debuchy need to know when to focus on defence but listen to some of you lot and they’re all crap and should be dropped and/or sold.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #37

    G2…Both completely different ways of running a club, neither exactly successful.

    At least we can I suppose point to a healthy bank balance, which in theory bodes well better for the future.

    I suppose the great unwashed may claim theirs has more ambition….

    Nah… 🙂

    ashleyisamackem..Don’t be ridiculous. Only 6 out of 7.

    Right then…dinner time.

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  • jackostoon

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m bloody pleased the majority of people on here didn’t represent Britain during the war, I can hear it noo, there’s nee point fighting them buggars, we’ll get beat, howay man we’re geordies where’s ya spirit and fight, we’re famous for our love and unwavering support for our team, so let’s show it, just a thought.

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #39

    HD aye i remembered the HD bit and thought it must be you haha

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Oct 8, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #40

    sorry about my punctuation ,my english is a second language

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