Five Positives To Take Out Of The Chelsea Win

That second half today was one of the best performances from a Newcastle side in a long while, and it’s hard to remember the last time the team played with so much commitment, spirit and application, Newcastle fans can be proud of the lads’ performance this afternoon – it was simply superb in so many respects.

yoan gouffran after scoriubng first goal chelsea

Yoan Gouffran after scoring Newcastle’s vital first goal

While there were so many positives to take out of the game – here are five of them:

  • Mathieu Debuchy had another excellent game, and is quickly becoming a top player for Newcastle, and he had another outstanding game and is currently leading our Best Player poll with 39% of the poll.
  • Four of the five Frenchman we signed in January were on display today – Debuchy, Sissoko, Yanga-Mbiwa and Gouffran, and every one of them had a very good game. And when you  consider the fifth player, 20 year-old Massadio Haidara, was very good in the first half on Wednesday night, maybe we have signed five very good players, once they all  get fully acclimatized to English football
  • Loic Remy came alive in the second half and certainly got tied up in the emotion of scoring the second goal after 88 minutes, and his sixth for the club, and he rushed to the crowd and tore off his shirt in celebration. We hope that Loic will forget about possible bigger clubs coming for him in the summer, and sign for us permanently in January – he can have a superb career on Tyneside, and he only has to look at Demba Ba, who left us in January for Chelsea, but wasn’t even on the bench today
  • Vurnon Anita came on early in the second half as it seems that Tiote was carrying a slight thigh strain, and Vurnon was simply superb and set up the second goal expertly for Loic Remy. This  24 year-old Dutchman deserves a starting position at Newcastle somewhere, and is pushing hard for a place in the Newcastle midfield – and to his credit he’s improved greatly since last season, when he was getting acclimatized to English football
  • Let’s hear it for Shola Ameobi, who has endured much criticism at Newcastle, but put in a very good shift up front today, and John Terry will know he’s been in a game, and it was great to see Shola get applauded off the field when he was replaced by Papiss Cisse in the second half

Those are five positives Alan Pardew and the coaches can take out of this game – what were some of the other positives in the game today?

It’s a game in which Newcastle in the second half overpowered a strong Chelsea side – and that’s the truth – surprising as it turned out to be.

Fantastic performance from the lads. :D.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Simply the fact that we played as a team; we played some good football, worked out butts off for each other and, if Pardew is to be believed, we worked to a game plan and pulled it off, perfectly.

    I’ll hold my hands up, after the scum and shitty games, I just didnt see this coming and was expecting the worst. Watching it unfold was just wonderful to watch, looking forward to MoTD shortly to watch it again.

    IF we can produce that form, consistantly, over the next 8 – 10 games, I think we could shock ouraelves as to where we could actually be.

    Long may it continue – although we are now top of the charts as the most consistantly inconsistant team in the League lol

  • stuart no9

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #2

    stuart no9 // Nov 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    ——————–I think we deserved to lose,” “We had a couple of good chances to score the equalizer, but they were more in the game than us.”

    “They fought more than us, were much more committed than us.” “They did much to win, and for sure they were the best team on the pitch.”

    “I told the team at half time that I’ve been in the game for many, many years, and I was smelling what happened, because it was quite easy to play the first half.”———remember those words pards , that is how to be gracious in defeat. mourinho- top man.
    however , well done pardews most of us got it wrong today , you got it right (for once) lets see if you can do it next week.
    really pleased for the players today, i didnt give them a prayerbefore kickoff, that 2nd half show made me proud again

  • Brutooon

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #3

    we play as a team, AP tactics was spot on.

    Shola Ameobi disturb David Luis

    Sissoko stop Ashley Cole from attacking the flanks

  • toonking

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #4

    ed another positive we should take from this game is our defence is now finally starting to shape itself up and become well balanced. we have
    the attacking FB debuchy
    the tall physical CB willo
    the tenical CB mbiwa or colo
    and future defensive FB hadaira

    and of course the DM is returning to his decent form again tiote of course.

    the next step we have is sorting out creativity from the width and more forwards

  • Belfast

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Fantastic win, though it’s a pity percy had to try and spoil it my dedicating it to the great leader Mike Ashley.

    I wonder who the next win is for ? Jimmy Saville maybe ? He’s been getting a lot of stick lately…

  • Belfast

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Debuchy was first class again. He’s been our best player these last few weeks. Getting better game by game

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Dedicating the win to Ashley was pretty interesting. Maybe he’s been hurt by the relatively mild criticism he’s received in recent weeks, and the manager thinks he needs a cuddle. Poor baby!

  • stuart no9

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #8

    belfast @5—–haha pardew dedicating the win to mick ashley ??? whats all that about?

  • Belfast

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Licking ass Jimmy probably.

    Shit patter even for Pardew.

  • Brutooon

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #10

    dedicate the win to mike ashley? he doesnt care about us winning.

  • Belfast

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah Stuart. It was a cringe moment, as my missus would say.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Fair play to hoots, not many managers would face the cameras after a 7-0 pounding!

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #13

    I think dedicating it to Ashley is his way of not letting the players get to ahead of themselves or single anyone out from what was a great team performance. Lets face it whenever we get our tails up and think we should win one we play like crap and get stomped. Quite often we can pull one out when we all think we have no shot. Why is that?

  • derekm

    Nov 3, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Thank you remy for making my weekend and the young disabled boys goal celebrations go that was refreshingly humble from a guy who has taken a lot of stick for being purely money driven.

  • joreko@ben10

    Nov 5, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #15

    it is kudos to the entire team those that had looked at us as a laughing stock may eat their words. There is a possibility for us to get 10 points out of a possible 12 in our next four games. Spurds is not that sleek at the moment Ben Arfa and Cisse will come good again soon.


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