Newcastle Move Up To 8th – Above Tottenham


Manchester City hammered Tottenham 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, after scoring their first goal after only 13 seconds – the joint fastest of the Premier League season, along with  Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic’s goal against Southampton.

Manuel Pellegrini

Manual Pellegrini – got Manchester City playing fabulous football – at home

After beating Norwich 7-0 in their last home outing they beat Tottenham 6-0 – so City are a different side at home than they are away from home – that’s for sure.

At the start of the game Tottenham were level with Newcastle on 20 points, but had a goal difference of +3 compared to Newcastle’s zero goal difference.

But now Newcastle move above Tottenham in the league table on goal difference, and having gained 6 points on Spurs in the last two games, after Newcastle beat Spurs 1-0 win at White Hart Lane last weekend.

Things are looking up for Newcastle United.

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66 comments so far

  • Cantbuyye

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #1

    We stay 8th, City jumped us and Spurs dropped below us.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #3

    ManCity showing what great finishing does to the scoreline.

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  • Cantbuyye

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Changed the headline Ed? Naughty, naughty lol.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Transfer Sage, from last thread. Id love to hear the ref too, just like rugby, however some of the language from the players wouldn’t really be able to be filtered out for live broadcasting.

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  • Cantbuyye

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    @Cool hand luke

    That’s a good thing right?
    Hoping for 6th or 7th here.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Tuff,

    You obviously can’t see sarcasm if it hits you in the face.

    My comment about City sitting back after 14 seconds was a pi$$take on Spurs having 65% of the play in the next 10 minutes.

    City scored 6 goals from 15 shots and 3 from 3 in the second half. Fantastic finishing but it doesn’t mean Spurs rolled over and gave in.

    So what that I got the final score wrong.

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 24, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #8

    city was same against us tbh !

    imo we outplayed them and deserved a result however manc’s quality was far superior in front of goal and on the break.

    just something we will have to build on.

    this top10 bonus scheme is a great idea to motivate and think most of us was yearning for it for a long time.

    and from collo wanting to leave us ! well…i think most of us know his days are numbered and tbf i would prefer willo/mbiwa as our main defenders atm anyway and i just hope we either get another in or good comes through fast.

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  • ballerfan2

    Nov 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Maybe this finally puts our first day defeat into context. I have always maintained that City were awesome that day. Their inconsistency (Yes they have something in common with us apart from points) has rather disguised that fact, leading to all kinds of negativity since, from both media and our own fans who have regularly highlighted that game as a barometer of our lack of real quality. I wonder if Spurs will now take over that mantle. Probably not as they are one of the media darlings.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #10

    This is what i want Newcastle to do v west brom, although i’m only expecting a 1niler. 4, 5 or even 6-0 would lift everyone’s confidence sky high.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 24, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #11

    And yes, i would drop coloccini for the west brom game and bring back in debuchy. Colo’s head is obviously turned to the fact he just wants to leave. He’s getting on, and him and willo just won’t work any more as they have both become rather limited defenders, however m’biwa has got pace and is more of a ball playing defender and can keep up with the likes of torres etc.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 24, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #12

    bills – I certainly wasn’t expecting any sarcasm or humour from you today in view of your usual “Mr Angry” persona.
    You sarcasm and the fact that you have not included your normal ” wail, wail, booohooo, booohoo you threatenend to give me a beating” routine -does suggest a step forward in your blogging. Keep it up my good man!.

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  • Harley

    Nov 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #13

    And spurs play Man U next week too.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Tuff,

    Me MrAngry?

    You’ve got the wrong man.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    @Cantbuyye, i’m actually hoping for the same myself and I think its doable. Time will tell.

    @MosesNUFC id love to see a 4-0 or a 5-0 myself, but later on in the season. I don’t want the lads to start getting complacent like the last few games of the season before last when we had just won 6 on the trot. There are a lot of hard games still to play.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Apparently the Spurs 6-0 defeat Is their worst defeat since a 7-1 hammering at Newcastle almost 17 years ago.

    Mr Tuff- But for Cisse’s goal(sic) being wrongly ruled out for offside you would have correctly forecast the result. It’s the CUDDA, WUDDA, SHUDDA of being a football fan.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #17

    luke

    simple…swearing is a red like non league football, problem solved.

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #18

    We all thought we’d get little from the recent fixtures aginst Fools Chelski and Spuds but the real test is the next few games with WBA then Swans and Manure away and Southampton at home. IMO if we get 7+ pts from these four games (min of win 2 draw 1) we will consolidate in the top ten just in time to lose to Palace 🙂

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  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Does being above Sperz mean we’re a big club now?

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Mr T

    I’m going to defend Bills here – Mr Angry is someone else. Bills might be a bit too onside with Mashley for my liking but he usually avoids the slagging matches that other posters seem to relish. And he is generally positive but maintaining a critical view on team performances

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  • theartfuldodger

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #21

    manu cardiff 2-2

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Manure look very very poor, good time to play them in all honesty

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #23

    TADS

    Manure would have shut up shop if they were on form.
    If we show the same commitment as at Spuds we could get something from OT

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Transfer Sage, that would be ideal, but I think in rugby it works because its easy to channel frustration by slamming into tackles. In football there’s no way to do that so the players are much more aggressive vocally. Id love to see it happen but it would take quite an adjustment from the players.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Our Xmas run in, predictions??

    30 Nov
    17:30
    Newcastle
    West Brom

    4 Dec
    19:45
    Swansea City
    Newcastle
    7 Dec

    12:45
    Man United
    Newcastle

    14 Dec
    15:00
    Newcastle
    Southampton

    21 Dec
    15:00
    Crystal Palace
    Newcastle

    26 Dec
    15:00
    Newcastle
    Stoke City

    29 Dec
    13:30
    Newcastle
    Arsenal

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Man U are screwed without RVP & Rooney IMO .

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Yo Yo, agreed, its the bananaskin games that make or break a season.

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  • USAGEORDIE

    Nov 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ve been watching this Jorghino lad from Hellas Verona. Plays CM and CAM, has 5 goals, and is only 21. Looks great in that fluid passing game. If we sell Cabaye he would be a very smart signing.

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  • NEoffers.co.uk

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #29

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    Use the discount code: ‘NUFCblog’ to get 10% Off too.

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Ideally next week:

    Chelsea beat Southampton (likely)
    Spurs and United Draw (possible)
    We beat West Brom
    Stoke beat/Draw with Everton. (Probably asking too much)

    We could be 5th come end of next week.
    That being said… I’ve probably jinxed us now… when did we last win 4 in a row?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Yo yo
    It’s funny but the manure game is the one I fancy us to get something from the most!

    WBA are a bit of a bogey team for us so never dare predict the result of that game!
    Swansea depends on what Toon and what Swansea turn up! Swansea can be a tough place to go but there form is very up and down

    Manure I can defiantly see us getting at least a point, they look poor tbh and we always seem to turn up for the big games

    Southampton I’m not so confident on think we could lose that one, they look very solid at the back (apart from yesterday!) and counter very quickly!

    Palace lets be honest should rout them (bloody well better I’m taking my lad to his first game)

    Stoke, scruffy draw/win

    Arsenal, not holding my breath with that game tbh!

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  • HullMag6

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Hang on lads (deep breath) we’re on form for europa again if we keep going..

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Why do some fans always single out the manager for criticism when we lose but find it impossible to praise when we win. In football, the manager is responsible for the positional play; deciding who plays where and what tactics are to be employed. Although the players may not always follow his blueprint. The players are required to carry out the actual tactical formation and more basically that they decide when to tackle, when to pass,when to shoot etc. So they do have to take their share of responsibility as to how things work out. A goalkeeper could misjudge a save but still keep the ball out as a result of a deflection, or a forward could stray offside but not be spotted. Or alternatively score a perfectly good goal but be wrongly flagged offside. In short in football, positional skill, or the manager’s tactical nous, are not always sufficient to provide a winning combination. Matches are too complex to map out the future outcome precisely, refereeing decisions, injuries, fitness levels and indeed luck can all play a part. It’s worth pointing out that the manager has to assess the individual fitness of returning players from international duty and the impact of domestic and psychological issues, on both an individual and the team overall.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Ian Toon,

    I am glad to say I do not fall in to that category. I have been Pardew’s fiercest critic and if he had continued in the same vein I would have remained so.

    However, if someone can change their perceptions and outlook for the greater good then fair play to them.

    Yesterday in the first half was the first time under Pardew that I have witnessed 1-2’s, triangles, overlapping and movement beyond the man with the ball, plus a desire to go for a second goal. It was great to watch and very refreshing.

    The fear returned second half and we stood off too much (again!) However, first halves v Chelsea, Spurs and yesterday were / are hugely encouraging.

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  • jasper

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #35

    25toonarmydownsouth // Nov 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Our Xmas run in, predictions

    Ok TADS, I’ll bite.
    Here you go. 14 points

    30 Nov
    17:30. W
    Newcastle . 3
    West Brom. 1

    4 Dec
    19:45. D
    Swansea City. 0
    Newcastle. 0
    7 Dec

    12:45. D
    Man United. 2
    Newcastle. 2

    14 Dec. W
    15:00
    Newcastle. 2
    Southampton. 1

    21 Dec. W
    15:00
    Crystal Palace. 0
    Newcastle. 1

    26 Dec. W
    15:00
    Newcastle. 2
    Stoke City. 0.

    29 Dec. L
    13:30
    Newcastle. 1
    Arsenal. 3

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Ian Toon
    For me pardew got it so wrong last season

    Instead of playing football that was best for his style and the squad he seemed to try to cram all our big names into the starting line up and we ended up with a mis matched disjointed looking starting 11 that looked lost and shot of confidence and most importantly were only playing for themselves
    I said in the summer i felt that realistically pardew had taken us as far as he could, and that the summer we really needed either a new manager or some new back room staff
    When it became clear he was going nowhere then all that the fans could do was just hope that pardew learnt from the mistakes of last season and at the very least attempt to address the issues

    He done a lot of talking at the start of the season about how we needed to be more of a threat going forward, but it wasn’t really translating onto the pitch, a bit hit and hope, but there were defiantly signs we were trying to implement a new style if play

    It finally started to click when he ditched that 451 formation and actually played lads suited to the formation and not picked a team based on reputation and fair play to him for that

    It may not be the most modern style in the game today but it’s working, we playing the ball on the deck well and were maximising the potential of the whole squad instead of building a team to get the best out if one or two players and long may it continue

    For me in order to keep it going he has to continue to be brave with his selection in terms of being prepared to drop players like cisse HBA and colo

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 24, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Jasper
    Brave predictions there mate!
    But yeah if we carry on form why the hell not, the only result I’d swap is WBA and Swansea, think WBA could be a draw and a win at Swansea but either way if we can get say 10 points minimum from those games were set up very nicely for the second half of the season

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  • bishopblaize

    Nov 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #38

    I’, with Ashley here .. he’s the one have the behind closed doors talks with everyone .. even the fans that matter.

    The structure to training, transfers, bonus schemes, scouting, media and the list gans on

    AND WE WINNING AINT WE!!!!

    Foo-kin-luvin-it 🙂

    Looking forward to the weekend aint we?

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  • bishopblaize

    Nov 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #39

    AND with games we having coming up we are on a right mission like!

    Swansea away be a bit tuff BUT we’ll wrap it up

    MAN URE & ARSENAL .. Sealed 🙂

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Just after watching the Irish effort against New Zealand. Had them the whole way until we lost to an overtime try. The effort, commitment and desire shown by the Irish rugby players today would put the entire sport of football to shame. Not a criticism because it is like comparing apples and oranges, merely an observation.

    How are we all this evening?

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