Pardew – It Was A Great Game – We Were Resilient


It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew has come out and praised his team for today’s stellar performance, after we went down to 10 men just before the break, when Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa conceded a penalty when he brought down Luis Suarez in the box and was  sent off.

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Yohan Cabaye scoring first goal today

Newcastle battled their way to an excellent point in the second half,  and young Paul Dummett came in at center-back for Mapou and didn’t look out of place at all, and he will very likely start the game in central defense at Sunderland next Sunday afternoon.

This is what Alan Pardew told the BBC after the game:

“I thought it was great advertisement for the Premier League. In the opening period of the game, when we had 11 players, we were matching them.”

“Then we had the guy sent off and I have no qualms about that, he had to go.” “So we had to show our other side – the resilience. We showed it before against Cardiff and we showed it against Liverpool.

“It was a great game on the pitch there as real quality.”

There were many positives to take out of the game, and in the first half Newcastle were the better team and Yohan Cabaye scored a fantastic goal, but the Yanga-Mbiwa sending off obviously changed the game.

And strangely enough we had talked this morning about Mapou being an important man, and that  the result could rest on his shoulders – but his sending off means that Mapou just has to get to grips with things in the Premier League, and of course he now misses the next three games.

That should give Dummett a big chance – and we hope he takes it.

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87 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Being used as the ‘donkey’ in a pin the tail contest is too good for Ashley.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #2

    great performance over all especially when we had 11 players on the pitch!!
    we dominated liverpool in those 40 mins with good passing football then a real dogged display and we certainly at least deserved a point
    still see catchy (who thought we’d be smashed 4-0 btw) still critisizing and now you laurent not giving credit where its due! unbelievable really wat is wrong with enjoying a result ffs!!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Marveaux and Cisse hit the woodwork against Man Utd last season. We had a poor team out at the time.

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  • yo-yo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #4

    3pts at Manure is not out of the question

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyone think Man Utd could go down this season?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Man Utd haven’t even got a striker with lightening pace. We have Remy. Can see us re-signing N’Zogbia in january to play on the left wing.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, just thought I’d point out that Yanga-Mbiwa will only miss 1 game because he was sent off for a professional foul. Players only get a 3 match ban if they’re sent off for violent conduct.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Well I’m eating my words and happy to do so after that performance. No sign of heads dropping and a very good second half with 10 men. No sign that Pardew has lost the dressing room either. A shame we couldn’t hold onto either lead but a point is more than I thought we’d get. Tiote played like he used to and Gouffy worked his socks off. Brilliant goal by Cabaye and Dummett looked very comfortable when he came on. I think we looked better up front without Cisse.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #9

    We missed Marveaux and Cisse today. Marveaux provides the killer pass and Cisse is a proven finisher. Cisse will come good.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Would like Demba Ba back. Aly Cissokho looked good today.

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  • BandB

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Yo-Yo,

    There is, in my opinion. no massive gulf in class between a Newcastle first-choice eleven properly set-up and motivated and a Liverpool eleven. At home.
    Did you ever play the old “Wembley” game?
    Today was a 6 to 4 dice throw.
    A small amount of self-belief can make up that difference, on the day.

    Life teaches were to enjoy little “victories”, and I am enjoying this one, while it lasts.

    Regarding the march. I’d guess, looking at the moving footage, that it was a bit closer to the organizers hopes of 1000 than it was to the club’s predictions of less than 100.
    Even it it was only 500, it was a start, and five times more than the club predicted.
    Why anyone should gleefully imagine Ashley staring down on them from on high and larfing his cokc off amazes me.
    Actually, I mean “disgusts.”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Ben Arfa had little or no impact again. That surprised me. Their top players looked a little leggy, especially Gerard although he got it going in the second half. Sturridge was poor for most of the game despite the goal which surprised me as well. His touch was off on several good chances. Not sure what’s happened with Benny.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #13

    I think we’re on a par with Liverpool at the moment. We definitely have a better squad than Man Utd, but we need about 5 new signings in january again. I’d go for the following:

    Ba
    Gomis
    N’Zogbia
    Alderweireld (loan)
    Gaston Rodriguez

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  • valle

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #14

    It WAS a great game, we WERE resillient, just wish we had been able to snatch a winner to make it perfect, but I cant complain… Well done to Pardew for getting tactics and selection right and for instilling fight into the lads. Whether you like him or not, he havnt been given the best of backings by the owner who he cant critisize for obvious reasons.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #15

    geordie two not bein funny but all you ever hear is support for pardew from the players so dont really know why you were expecting anything different?

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  • 89Norcal

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    For the love of god kets just go away, lol

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye Manxpie @15 they still seem to have confidence in him. Based on our play this season it’s hard to tell what to expect from us each game. Today was very good, possibly the best we have played all season but we have already had some stinkers as well. I don’t understand the inconsistency but it seems many teams are going through it. Now we need the 3 points against the mackems mate.

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  • lesh

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail for Ashley suggested that bring used as the ‘donkey’ in a pin the tail contest is too good for Ashley.

    The major difficulty there would be finding a wall big enough to fit his rear half and getting a scaffold up to give folk a chance to get somewhere the vicinity of where the tail should go!

    Anyway. Notice how our performance today outstripped last season’s? Can we put that down to our saviour, Joe Kinnear?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Now we need the 3 points against the mackems to make me completely happy and keep them on 1 point. 😆
    It seems that sad lot may be going for the record for fewest points in a season. Good luck with that.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #20

    There were a hell of a lot of positives today and pardew deserves full credit for the way he set us up, and when it was 11 vs 11 the SaS were as effective as a chocolate teapot and Liverpool simply weren’t in the game

    Feel a bit for Yanga, but letter of the law and all that, regardless of how soft the own was it was still a pen and unfortunately a red……however if the ref is going to soft decisions then consistency is needed and gerrard should of walked

    Is anyone else impressed with just how good of a player gouffran is turning into? The lad was dynamite today

    And finally Tiote turned up!!!! Where the hell has been hiding for the last season and a half!!!!

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  • yo-yo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #21

    BandB

    Recall playing some old footie based board game years ago. Remember winning FACup on the thrown of a dice with both Newcastle and Wolves when two still had decent sides (shows age here)

    Yes agree, the gulf in class argument only applies when we have no ‘resilience’
    Just goes to show how team psychology is as important as tactics.

    I still hold to my argument our best hope this season is for Alan to overachieve not underachieve as my confidence in our ‘owner’ is rock bottom.

    In any movement the numbers who participate early on is often well below those who sympathise or support the ideas behind the movement. The momentum is the thing. Will it happen ?

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  • JaxtheMag

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    kets yor talking crap,

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Lesh
    Kinnear signed dummet and personally trains him on his shooting technique, he also gave the half time team talk!

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  • manxpie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #24

    yeah geordie and hopefully a thrashing to boot but the inconsistency is a worry and the new injuries n suspensions won’t help but the last 2 performances have been positive and hopefully this could be the start! hopefully lol

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh also we scored from a set piece today !

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  • BandB

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Yo-Yo,

    I think the movement is interesting because it isn’t re-hashing old grievances, but hoping to head off the possible consequences of the kind of insights that have emerged from the club in the last few weeks.
    Cups, skint, etc. There isn’t a crisis now. But it isn’t much of a prospectus, is it?
    The march got huge amounts of coverage The Daily Mail was running a story on it by lunchtime, while someone was claiming he couldn’t find a word on it anywhere.
    It depends where they choose to go. My own bugbear is being forced to pay for season tickets before you know what you are getting.
    I wouldn’t agree to that at a restaurant or a theatre. Why should I do it at Mr Ashley’s Sock Emporium?

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  • manxpie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #27

    tads i said last season he looks the signing of our season and if arfa would just take note of his work rate and passion we’d have 2 brilliant wide players!

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  • jazzyp

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Kets
    If your trying to tell me cisse or marveaux are putting in performances like gouffy did today-your out of your mind son. Cisse although i do hope he finds his form has been crap this season, and thats being kind !!

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  • 9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Credit where credit’s due : we completely outplayerLiverpool when 11 v 11, and managed to equal them after Look where they are in the League table. Clearly we have high quality, but why we’re so inconsistent – we have also played utter rubbish this season -mystifies m. Any ideas, chaps (please spare the brainless neggers’ rants – this is a genuine puzzle)?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Manxpie
    Agreed, a lot of debate is made about why benny shouldn’t have to track back etc. but look at Remy and Gouffran the last few games, lethal going forward and put a shift in when were not in possession

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Pards was at fault for their first goal. He should have ordered us to kick it out when tiote was down in the box. Even after that he should have made sure our defence weren’t trying to hold a line when tiote was trying to get back. Schoolboy errors. Also pards plays the same old defensive game. We have 8 players sitting deep in our half. When we go on the attack, we’re hopelessly outnumbered. It wouldn’t be so bad if we got men bursting forward in support, but they’re just happy to amble and spectate. It happens week in week out. He’s not getting the best out of them. Athough today was a spirited performance, we only got a point when we could and should have had three.

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  • 9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Benny has huge talent. Benny was useless today. What are we to make of him?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #33

    The inconsistency is a real puzzle 9 @29. That’s a nice short user name by the way. I thought a lot of it was down to Pardew’s tactics but it seems more complicated than that now. Possibly leaving Cisse out will help a fair bit because we tended to play long balls to him which he couldn’t control and that led to lost possession. Sad to say after his first few games with us but we don’t miss him at all.

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  • 9

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #34

    B and B @31:” Pards was at fault for their first goal”
    You must be the most biased, one-eyed observer ever. How about “Pards was to credit for our first goal” “Pards deserves credit for our second goal”

    Get a life, sir.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Why did pards have benny playing in the number 9 role id my question?

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  • Harley

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Blackley

    I loved the start of your post as it made me chukle how sarcastic you were being. Then I realised you actually weren’t being sarcastic at all, you were being serious.

    I think if you got a flat tyre on the way home pardew would somehow be to blame for that too.

    Fantastic performance and result today. Pardew got everything spot on. We’ve played the best football we’ve played for years this season.
    Not consistent enough yet but definitely getting there.

    Well done everyone invited today!!!!

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  • Harley

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Involved.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Another thing that really surprised me was how well Willo played. I thought Suarez and Sturridge would be much more effective against him Credit to him for 2 good games now.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #39

    @31

    i toatally agree pards asked carr to buy him and then proceeded to coach all the talent out of him like he did with cabs pmsl

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #40

    The Sunderland blogs are looking very cheerful today. 😆

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