Tottenham Was A Very Different Game To Chelsea


Alan Pardew admitted after the game that the win at White Hart Lane was different from the previous week’s win against Chelsea,  because we controlled the Chelsea game in the second half, but that wasn’t true yesterday,  as Tottenham came at us like a ton of bricks in that second half, and we rode our luck, and Tim Krul thankfully was in world-class form in goal.

tim krul saves with left foot at spurs

Tim Krul saved this one with his left foot

This is what an upbeat Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said after the game yesterday:

“This was a very different game to the Chelsea game,” “I thought we were in control against Chelsea.”

“We lost control a bit in the second half and Spurs pulled us around. We got a little bit deeper than I would have liked.”

“In the first half I thought we were very, very good and deserved to have the lead.” “We capitalised on what we thought was a little weakness on their part and Remy scored again?

“But in the second half AVB made good moves and we really rode our luck as well as showing real spirit and character you need to have to get a 1-0 win somewhere as tough as this.”

And it seems like the ban on journalists from the Chronicle (Lee Ryder, Neil Cameron) and the Journal (Mark Douglas. Stuart Rayner) is still in place,  as the manager was again under orders and refused to take questions from them after the game.

Here’s what Wendy Taylor, head of Communications at Newcastle United said before the press conference started after the game yesterday:

“Before we start I need to make it clear there won’t be any questions from The Journal or the Chronicle answered by our manager.”

Isn’t it time that we had a truce in this stand-off – for the good of the football club?

What do you think?

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164 comments so far

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    The club is going too far with this and it’s becoming embarrasing.

    It’s almost like they are scared to answer tough questions from our local media.

    They need to call a truce quickly.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    The club should keep in mind that the press often tend to be the victors when football bosses get too big for their boots!

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  • Magickit

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I think hv an outstanding match again.

    His pass to remy, ameobi and 1 stunning cross field pass to cisse. 1 neglecting anita injured XD pass to cisse to volley. Fantastic! !

    And he keeps sliding Townsend!!! 🙂

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  • stuart no9

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    ASHLEY OUT- thats one way to sort it !

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    first half we should have had 3-4 but second half we should have conceeded 3-4.
    well done krull but tbh he gave the ball away through his kicking a hell of a lot also which put us under pressure.
    williamson/mbiwa again played great and big applause goes to debuchy who i’m struggling to find a better rb atm and goofy !
    shola had a good game again (just a shame he cant score) and remy runnning off the cb’s shoulders with cabayes/goofy’s passing was awsome.
    the more i see cisse the more i think he’s avg at best though tbh to the point where even shola looks 2 classes above him.

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  • Magickit

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Cabs hv an outstanding match again.

    His pass to remy, ameobi and 1 stunning cross field pass to cisse. 1 neglecting anita injured XD pass to cisse to volley. Fantastic! !

    And he keeps sliding Townsend!!! 🙂

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    What an excellent opportunity we have with our next two home games.

    Lets get six points on the board and keep the consistency going.

    Would put us in a great position.

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #8

    most of the press over the years have not been very kind about us at all and made us look like right idiots !
    just look at what went on a few weeks ago ! kinear was scouting shane fergusson who we already own (as much as i hate the bloke and want him gone this has now made us look right idiots to every other clubs fans when it was all made up by a sunderland fan)

    i see hardly any good reports about our team in the pepers so i dont see a problem (imo its just stopping bad morale within the team)

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  • Scottiedog

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24808135

    No Shola?!?!? must be a mistake surely?

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  • estechco

    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Great picture of Timmy.

    Makes him look like a Ninja?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Last night Bills son stated that I was not a true fan as I wanted Newcastle to lose.
    I have never ever in my life wanted or stated or inferred I want the Toon to lose a game. He was asked to produce evidence to back up his claim – which he obviously cannot do.
    As someone who has supported the Toon for many years and went to my first game at St James’ Park in the early 60’s -being unjustly labelled as being not a true fan is an insult especially if his reasoning for this is his false assertion that I want the team to lose. I’ll ask again – evidence please.
    It seems that to have the effrontery to have an opinion other than Bills -is sufficient to be labelled as not being a true fan – he does not want to listen to an alternative viewpoint – (bit like Ashley suppressing opinions).
    He then went on to blame another poster for my original post.
    I may have taken it a bit too far in stating I would like to to administer to him “a good thrashing” -in the stable yard under the Queensbury Rules- which I withdraw.
    Seems like some folk like to dish out the slander, then whinge about it when it is challenged.
    Evidence please – or a retraction of your false allegations.
    Also seems having a sense of humour is not appreciated by some.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    croftus5678
    The Press like to set the agenda.
    They hate anyone that does not speak to them or give them a story. So they make one up hoping the person concerned bites.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #13

    croftus5678
    And as for Mark Douglas – Journal hack who does he think he his calling himself ‘The voice of North East Sport’ some ego eh!!!

    Maybe the TOON are answering their critics ij the press by keeping mum and doing it on the pitch.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Croftus
    Made up by a Sunderland fan?
    It came from Steve Howey and Lee Clark mate weeks before the journal/chronicle printed a word

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Senor Tuff…don’t worry about what other people might say – last night there was some sort of gathering on the blog by certain bloggers patting each others back and putting them self on a self righteous pedestal!

    …what can you do? I usually just breach a sigh and move on. Maybe today will be a better day – we will see 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #16

    *breath

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  • Belfast

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #17

    If we don’t win these next two games, we’re seriously shooting ourselves in the foot. No point beating Chelsea and Spurs if you can’t beat the likes of Norwich at home.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #18

    I can see Leeds is in the top half again this season; wouldn’t mind having them back in the PL 🙂

    …always liked ’em!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Belfast…we having one of these lady luck periods like the season when we finish 5th. I think if there ever was i time for us to pick up points it’s now 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #20

    Mister Tuff,
    Good morning, unfortunately bills son, since stating that Ashley would make us all look like mugs and make some stellar signings in the summer and offering to withdraw is support for him if not has reverted to making things up, he claimed that I said Ashley should insist on release clauses in players contracts, which I hadn’t and completely missed my point, Ashleys actions have become indefensible by all but one poster.

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  • Jamiemac

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #21

    haha Pummeller sums it up perfectly

    PUMMELLER // Nov 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    if you cant enjoy days like the last two weekends have brought then i dont see why you support a football team?!
    whats the point?
    miserable b*stards on here man

    Catchy, you’re pretty much the reason I stay away from this blog. Your viewpoint is messed up.

    On a side note where’s all the Swansea and Laudrup lovers gone? Haven’t heard them in a while? Newcastle are above Swansea so surely that means Pardew > Laudrup?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #22

    Jamicmac…sure that’s what it means!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #23

    jesper -you are probably correct – it is not that I worry but I think if you state something – you should have the decency to back it up. It is then not surprising that certain other parties appear trying to link posts of certain parties as being responsible for some quitting the blog or being forced from it -all complete rubbish of course.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Mister Tuff
    Can certainly say I’ve never seen you say you want us to lose, predict a loss yeah but who hasn’t
    Like your posts mate keep em coming, be boring if everyone on here agreed!

    Belfast
    WBA and Norwich will be a good measure of where were at, we need a consistency to keep us top half
    Neither game will be a stroll, WBA are a bit if a bogey team for us and think it will be a draw , but Norwich are struggling it would be nice to see us build on a great set of results by absolutely pasting them!!!

    Jesper
    If by patting each other on the back you mean celebrating a great 3 points yeah there were plenty doing that, Mister tuff included
    Shame “certain bloggers” were only interested in ripping apart a very tough and deserved 3 points
    Let me guess……go away zzzzz

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  • Belfast

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #25

    Bill-son is generally full of shit, so I wouldn’t lose any sleep over something he said.

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  • Belfast

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Aye I just get that feeling that we’ll probably draw with norwich and get beat by west brom lol

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #27

    belfast, it would be typical newcastle to win the 2 harder games and then get beat by norwich and west brom at home in the ‘easier’ games eh

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #28

    really wouldn’t surprise me one bit

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #29

    Jail morning – I ‘m slightly peeved at also being called negative -especially after I predicted the score as being 2-1 to the Toon yesterday -maybe got the score wrong but not the result -even complimented the partnership of Mr T and Cabaye – but was accused of being negative. Just cannot please some folk.
    Have to dash now -will be back later this evening.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #30

    Belfast
    Lol aye, depends how we set up, if we go into it like we did hull were going to make it very hard for ourselves!
    Need to bring the commitment we’ve shown against citeh Liverpool chelski and spuds

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #31

    I would like to to administer to him “a good thrashing” -in the stable yard under the Queensbury Rules-http://www.flickr.com/photos/norbet/10324476933/ 🙂

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #32

    that ball by gouffran to Remy was perfect. what a player he’s turning out to be. chipping in with goals, assists and immense work-rate. player of the season so far for us, as far as im concerned. followed by Remy.

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  • martoon

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #33

    Reading through the posts from last night things got a little heated to say the least. I get it that there are people who think Pardew is a cr*p manager and want him gone. However if you cannot enjoy a win like yesterday’s without decrying the manager for a few hours after the match then what is the point of supporting NUFC?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #34

    Senor Tuff…I have been on the blog for more than three years now and that has sadly always been the case!

    …it is not so bad anymore – before we had alot of grouping going on and tag teams. It is so easy saying that others are responsible for others leaving (what’s happened to though of starting with the man in the mirror?)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #35

    The whole place is buzzing with back to back wins against CL contenders, that type of form would have most fans dreaming of top six, however we all now know that if we’re in or around 9th Ameobi will be deemed suitable and we’ll probably see HBA sold for 8M before he goes into the last year of his contract.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #36

    tads…would you please? that’ll be nice!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #37

    i thought it was a happy place yesterday apart from a few handbags flying which was pretty funny

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  • SeanNufc87

    Nov 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #38

    7 points, 3 games, Liverpool, chelsea and Tottenham. If you had told me we would get 7 points from them 3 weeks ago id have thought you a moron.

    Even starting to get a bit of the noise back.

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  • Belfast

    Nov 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #39

    There was people on here slagging of Gouffran a few weeks ago. He’s been outstanding the last two games. Certainly a million times better than Jonas that’s for sure.
    We’re a far better side without Jonas in the team.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #40

    put it this way, if we predict easy wins we will get beaten mark my words. i just hope the players dont think “ahh its only norwich, we can take our foot off the gas”

    we all know what happens when we start thinking those nuggets of wonder

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