Alan Pardew Worried About Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett, who was a hero in last week’s game against Liverpool has let it be known it would be an honor for him to play tomorrow in the local derby against Sunderland, and reading between the lines, we think the 22 year-old really wants to play. 😀

Paul Dummett - I do it every week

Paul Dummett – Pardew worried about him being too nervous

Alan Pardew seems a little worried about playing Paul tomorrow, although he could still be a shock starter if Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini are not fit enough to play.

This is what Alan has said in  the local papers today:

“Really and truly, I’d be guessing Paul’s reaction to playing in this particular fixture,” “If it was any other Premier League fixture, I’d have no qualms about him.”

“But this one is something that’s dear to his heart. He’s from the area, and he knows about the derby.” “So I’ve got to keep a close eye on him, and make sure he’s not too nervous, if he plays.”

“He’s a left-footed centre-half, and that balances us up,” “And he will help us score goals, let alone stop goals, from that position.”

“It can give us potency with the ball having a natural left-footer there.” “He’ll definitely use the ball well, and that could be massive.”

We have a feeling that if Paul gets on tomorrow or even starts the game, he should be just fine, but of course part of Alan Pardew’s job is to assess the mental situation of his players.

But Paul seems to handle big games like a pro – and he’s looking like he has a real future at his home town club., and we’re hoping Paul will sign a new extended deal at the club very soon – he deserves a new deal.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Oct 26, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Its doubtful he is ready for this game, as a young player – there is NO doubt he would be up for it if selected though. It will need Williamson, Cabaye etc to keep him calm if he plays; I dont think he would be as rash as Taylor though!!

    It would do him good to be on the winning side in his first derby, if he plays – If we play as well tomorrow, as we did against the ‘Fool, there can only be one result – an away win for the TOOOOOOON!!

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Oct 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d rather have Dummett than Taylor to be honest. Never got the love in with Taylor, there’s a reason he hasn’t played for England.
    He has a confident outlook and roars into challenges etc. but he has the Bramble/Boumsong trait of heading the ball straight to the opposition like Williamson, but is not calm or assured in the slightest and prone to stupid errors. Was equally as bad as Mbiwa in the Sunderland/Liverpool games last season.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    He’ll always opt for the older player. I’m guessing he’ll rather play a half fit Colo or Taylor.

    We’ve played young Geordies in the past, like Caldwell & Ramage and they did OK

  • jackostoon

    Oct 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d sooner have wor lass playing than Taylor.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Morning lads!

    I remember after last years derby when we got crushed by Sunderland Pardew said, the foreigners didn’t really understand the importance of the derby!

    …now he is worried the local lads are too nervous 😉

    He is not easy to please is he lol

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #6

    jackos…how does it go with the streaming problems you had? 🙂

  • croftus5678

    Oct 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #7

    hmm strange one this !!!

    saylor is passionate and its what makes him do stupid things like foul in and around the box and handball or pull people over because he wants to win so badly so will dummett be the same in this game ?

    if it does he will no doubt be labeled the new saylor but if he doesnt it could be a massive step in his career when we all know he’s cool headed in the most stressfull situations (which he will need to be with us)

    although i dont like him playing cb it looks like he’s our best option to win this game.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #8

    If Pardew thinks the team can beat Sunderland without playing Dummett, I think he has to take that option. Why dabble with the unknown in such a big game. There is plenty of time to bring Dummett through into the team. If Dummett were to have a bad game, it could severely dent his confidence and development.

  • fatman

    Oct 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Well Pardew I’m worried about you, no doubt you will play Jonas Gutierrez as a defender, and play an Ameobi, he must be itching to get back to his comfort zone, i have made a 4ft high Pardew puppet and i will take it to the games if he screws this one up. Oh and i should have added it talks too it says if I’m honest I’m your puppet. i will stick it on you tube when i get a chance

  • jimBOB

    Oct 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    give the lad a crack, he is fit, his movement is much better than STaylor,
    he is 22 not exacly a kid. I think Pardew would be stupid not to play him.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #11

    He appears to me to be sensible enough to maintain a professional approach to the game and will not let the experience impede his nerves, as with the foreign players that are shocked by the excessive expression of fans emotion in the fixture.

  • Ericles

    Oct 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #12

    It is not Paul Dummett I am worried about it is Alan Pardew. Will he ? Can he? Or is it canna be!

  • marshy

    Oct 27, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #13

    for me he should be one of the first names on the team sheet.


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