Pardew – We Love This Local Lad To Bits – We Must Tighten Up

It was something to savour – a born and bred Geordie playing at centre-half in a team that had been reduced to 10 men just before half time,  yet Paul Dummett still managed to put Newcastle ahead 2-1 after 56 minutes with a really well taken goal – his first goal for the club – and the look on his face immediately after he scored said it all. 😀

Paul Dummett - I do it every week

Paul Dummett – after calming down a little – great goal 

It turns out that both Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett were nursing injuries and Willo was a big doubt and it says something about the Stroke-born center-half that he had another solid game at the back for Newcastle in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool – we would have taken that result with 11 men never mind 10.

Alan Pardew was full of praise for Paul Dummett, who again came on and put in a good performance in the Newcastle first team:

“We throw up an unusual player to give us the lead, out of our Academy. We love him to bits, Paul Dummett, he’s a local guy and I know what it meant to him, it was brilliant that moment. That will be the biggest moment I take away from the game, his face. I think he had a little hop and a jump.”

“It was tough for Newcastle fans and the manager, we put such effort in that we deserved a point for sure. So therefore you are kicking every ball, defending every ball, our fans were great and they stayed with us. It was just a great game of football. If you love football that is what you want to see.”

“I keep saying we are trying for a more offensive look and we need to be able to defend as well, we conceded another two today. We are going to score goals and I’m going to make sure that we keep every attacking flair in the team.” “We had Sammy, Papiss, Shola, Obertan on the bench, all our players are playing well, offensive players.”

“Now we just have to tighten up, that is important for us.” “Willo was struggling for this game and Paul Dummett trained yesterday in the first team, I think it helped as it focused him. That if Willo got injured in the first fifteen minutes, he was going to play.”

“Therefore when he came on he was ready for the game, the goal was a great bonus.”

We’re not sure of the status of Steven Taylor and whether he will be fit for the Sunderland game – but we’d like to see Paul given a chance – every Geordie should be given the chance to play in the local derby.

And Sunderland went down 4-0 at Swansea this afternoon through four second half goals, and now have one draw from their first eight games – and we hope we can keep it that way after the game at the Stadium of Light next Sunday.

We have to make up for what happened in the last derby game in April.

Comments welcome.

39 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope bardsley starts for the scums against us. Haha

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 19, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #2


    thats true some players take longer to adapt like colo and enrique

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I think playing Arfa up front was a bold move but much needed we dont really have anyone to head it in or be a target man so why not give him a go for a few games as he can beat players, score goals , make runs and set up chances plus teams try to double up on him and it was giving Liverpool problems because he was dropping off creating a 5 or 6 man midfield which meant we were dominating them in the middle which usually does not happen against the big teams

    We usually go 442 and get swamped and then its too late as we are usually a few goals down but I hope this is Pardew learning a few things I would not play Arfa on the wing anymore as in the premier league you need wingers to track back I mean how much more solid do Santon and Debuchy look with someone infront of them who can attack and defend in equal measure?

    What might actually work in the next games if Sissokos form does not pick up he should be dropped with Arfa in the no 10 role and Remy up front and then have Gouffran and Sammy/Jonas on the wing which would mean we still have enough flair and hard work

    See we have been linked with Toivonen again?He would be great for us can play wide or target man , scores great goals and best of all supports the Toon!!

    Would love us to start the game next week with the same frontline and just dominate the Mackems in their own pitch again would love it just love it!!

  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #4

    ““We had Sammy, Papiss, Shola, Obertan on the bench, all our players are playing well, offensive players.”

    Surely that statement is an Oxymoron…

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #5

    he took that finish like an experienced striker in his prime. Was really impressed. His defensive duties were pulled off top notch as well. Nevermind taylor and yanga and collo, just stick this lad in

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #6


    To answer your question, if Wenger or Mourinho had been similarly feckless, I would say it would be their fault.

    So let me ask you a question. When Tiote went down in the box and the game went on with us in possession and then them, what should have happened and when?

    I was at the game, and was watching the whole nightmare unfold and could see what was likely to happen long before it did.

    Let’s have a trade and let me say that you obviously love Pardew so much you won’t accept the truth spoken against him. It’s just mud that gets nowhere. Something used when you haven’t got an argument.

  • NobbyNolano

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Absolute scenes when he scored. What a celebration too!

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #8

    If only yanga hadnt tickled suarez, we would have beat them today. They didnt show us nowt up until the sending off.

  • cornishman

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree Toon Tang if we kept to eleven the three points were ours. I really like Paul Dummett the old adage “old head on young shoulders” springs to mind. I hope he starts next week as he surely deserves to. Great to see Tiote back to his best. Some of our French have taken some stick, some warranted, but today there was some great shifts put in to name Gouffy and Debuchy as two. Great effort lads looking forward to next week….more of the same please.

  • roy

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #10

    A new star is born! Pardew can’t drop this kid. Tiote was awesome alongside Cabaye until Marriner decided he wanted to be the star.

  • BuckLuck

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Pardew did a good job today.
    Good setup and good substitutions. Well done!

    Mbiwa will come good. Played a good match until the penalty, but you can see the young lad has bags of potential. Colo wasn’t better when he joined, remember that.

    I’m a happy camper today.

  • yo-yo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Blk and Brn

    Point is the manager doesn’t get the chance to clear the ball – it’s all by proxy – the guys who are paid £30k £40k £50k a week do – you’d have thought that they could work out the obvious as internationals without the manager screaming at them. Methinks thou doth protest too much .. as the bard had it..

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Yo yo the players obviously can’t work it out and that’s what the manager’s there for in his technical area: to deal with technical matters that the players are not dealing with. Just accept pardew was asleep on the job.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Must say our build up play and passing was very good for Cabaye’s goal :

    In fact I thought for 40 minutes we played very well, although our final ball was still poor .

    About time he dropped Cisse and we looked a lot more mobile and comfortable on the ball, however I would like to see Remy through the middle against the Mackems as he was quiet in the first half because we kept attacking down the right .

    Great to see Tiote back to his best and provided he can keep that kind of performance up he will keep his place otherwise Anita should replace him. I would like to see:




  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Buckluck why, week in week out, do we pack the defence and then fail to support the attack when we get the ball? Pardew repeatedly talks about playing an offensive line up, but he has a defensive mentality. We need to get out from the back quickly but we just amble out, leaving the one or two forwards completely isolated. Benny down the middle and remy wide left? Wtf!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardew continues to play sissoko even though he lets him down most weeks. He’s played like a big pudding so far.

  • yo-yo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Blk and Brn

    Good job you’re no foothall manager then.

  • ballerfan2

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #18

    So the suggestion here is that Steven Taylor is somehow less worthy of being termed a Geordie. May I suggest that when he was playing well (more often than not) we were very happy to claim him as one of our own, despite his southern birth. How long will Dummet, who I rate very highly incidentally, enjoy our plaudits before he becomes a Welsh misfit – yes I know he originated in Newcastle but that means nothing if he somehow has a sticky patch. Both Dummet and Taylor are proud Geordies, no question.

  • toon kk

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Have to say I’m proud of the lads today. We tried and put a shift in, great to see.

  • Harley

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #20


    You should go on your own mackem blog instead of troubling us Geordies!!

  • low fell mag

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Well done to the lads today and lets carry the momentum through to next Sunday.
    Please ,please all the negative people with their red faces after today ,stay off this blog next week ,unless you change your negativity into positives.
    We don’t need your crap , this week coming up .

  • BuckLuck

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Make no mistake.
    I want Pardew out as soon as possible. In my eyes his last chance was last season. I was not even a fan of him when he got us to 5th…

    But come on… Today we had a good match. I think he chose to have Benny down the middle because Remy is more diciplined. We will never know if it would be any different with those two swapping position.

  • t00ntime

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Our front 3 looked good today. Hba didnt do much on the ball but the way he plays is more or less perfect for CF (not sure on ST tbh). The way how he plays helps us keep the lines, if he is on the wing and cisse upfront all the lines become muddeld up. We just need to realise that if he is the only player in the box dont cross it in. He can create space, today he was constantly coverd by 2-5 men. Against a weaker team like sunderland with remy+gouf bombing forward they wont be able to block all 3. Think we should keep the same team (except mbiwa of course) for the sunderland game and check it out vs a sh1t team

  • yo-yo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #24


    These trolls get everywhere these days

  • ballerfan2

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Come on guys. Be careful with the “dissing” of our unfortunate neighbours a week before the derby. Current stats suggest we should be favourites but in my long experience stats have a way of kicking NUFC in the teeth. hopefully we will enjoy the aftermath in an appropriate fashion(!) but just now they don’t need any further incentive to be “up” for the home game against us.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Alot of positives to take away from the game today.

    We are going to thump the Makums. Remy will get more than one against them.


  • Harley

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Yo yo

    They are a bit amusing though aren’t they?

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #28

    @ ballerfan

    Its hard to resist 🙂 . Plus how good does it feel to say we have 10 times more points than them 😉 .

  • croftus5678

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #29

    arfa although i accept as a test is not nor should be in the future used as a striker !

    great performance from the lads today only arfa who had an excuse really was not earning his money (debuchy/dummett/williamson/tiote/goofy get special praise)

    even mbiwa played well before he made that stupid challenge 🙁

    what has happened with williamson ? he’s turned into by far our best cb ! hope ha can keep it up.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #30

    I see Ba didn’t even make the bench for Chelsea again today, the same guy that hit 15 goals for us in half a season.

    We would be mad not to go in for him again IMO, and we could get him for under £ 10 million. Then we would have one of the best attacking line ups in the league :


  • nico

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Stop bashing Pardew. He’s not that bad, who else we going to get. He seems to be getting better as well. I also think if he had more money and could bring in his own players he would be more effective.
    We playing decent footy this season. Start supporting and get off his back.
    Tactics today were good, we might have won if not for sending off. By the way, should he have been sent off even going by the rules. He never denied a goal scoring opportunity as they got a penalty which is an opportunity to score??? Something to ponder!

  • Brutooon

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #32

    1) the reason HBA is in the middle is that he didnt track back if he play at the side. Remy and Gouffron did well helping the defence

    2) still prefer HBA to play than Cisse, because cisse is totally useless

    3) Tiote is back to his best. Tiote-Cabaye-Sissoko is our best midfield trio

    4) Give Yanga Mbiwa some time, he is still adjusting with the BPL pace. he will come good

    5) This draw should give a confident boost for our derby match

  • croftus5678

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #33

    @29 bpc

    i would love ba back and your right he would be the missing link if we managed to sign remy also.

    @30 nico

    as much as i’d love to agree with you unfortunatly the ref made the right choice in that instance 🙁 think a few things went against us though but at the start of the game i woud have snapped your hand off at 1point and a performance like that nvm with 10 men.

    williamson has earnt his place in the next match yet again imo ! hopefully he’s clicked into place now (fingers crossed)

  • yo-yo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #34

    “Pardew very, very, astute today tactically” Alan Hansen MOTD

    Not quite what the neggers might have expected

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Just watching Alan Hansen talking about us and analysing whats different from the 6 nil game from last season ?Watch all of the goals and watch Taylor’s positioning for near enough all of them ALL OVER THE PLACE !He gets away scot free because he is a Geordie but he is terrible watch the highlights of the Mackem 3 nil last season as well SHITE !

    Williamson does his job and never complains or causes any trouble when he gets dropped but he is playing out of his skin since he came back in ! not the best on the ball but he can defend properly just wish we would shell out for a beast of a centre back like a Shawcross or Huth who will just dominate pretty sure there would be someone in the Championship who could step up surely?

    Can Dummett play centre half regular? He looked very comfortable there considering who we were up against


    Oct 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #36

    team for scums





  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Nice selections Jamsha lad.

  • remember69

    Oct 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #38

    For me it is obvious why Pardew played Ben Arfa up top. He is a fantastic talent going forward but unfortunately a liability when we don’t have gone ball and offers little protection to the full backs when played out wide.
    What better way to play him than releasing him of all defensive duties and letting him roam free?
    Unfortunately off us if is not a role BA is familiar with and looked lost.

    Btw – over in America the pundits ( one being Chris Waddle) were astounded by Pardew’s tactics, but singing his praises by midway through the first half.
    I know A p has his detractors bug you don’t get voted manager of the year by your peers if you’re tactically inept. Just stating the obvious.

    BTW – I though Debuchy was massive for us today.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Brilliant team performance today!! We matched them all over the pitch, great to see. Well done the lads and Pardew for being brave and going for it.


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