We Can Get Four More Players To The World Cup


We’ve always though that Alan Pardew was a good man-manager, and we’ve also noticed that things he says in the press are often for the consumption of his own players.

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Ben Arfa – on fringe of French squad for World Cup

And Alan knows that the current Internationals for countries will be very keen to play very well for Newcastle this season, so they make the final squads of their respective countries,  and they include players like Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Debuchy, Loic Remy, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul.

But Alan knows that other Newcastle players are on the fringes of being selected for the World Cup next summer,  and this is what the manager said about that:

“We could get three or four others to it who haven’t been involved yet.” “Gouffran, Anita, Hatem – they’re all going to be desperate to go.”

“The most important thing is to consistently play well in the first team.”

The other player not mentioned there who could make the World Cup is French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who has been playing very well for Newcastle lately.

So Alan not only has the regular International committed tom paying well so they can make the World Cup but he has three or four other players now trying to play well for Newcastle so that they get selected.

As we said that’s good man-management from Alan Pardew, who will again have a fully fit squad to choose from for the tough game at home to West Brom on Saturday afternoon, in the late game.

What do you think?

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64 comments so far

  • seantoon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #1

    So why not give Hatem a game then Alan

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  • martoon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think they will go especially as HBA & Anita are not first choice at the moment – just shows Pardew is a liar 😉

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  • Shabilla1984

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    http://wp.me/p3bqtv-9 – set up my own little blog, views an opinions on evertthing Newcastle – let me know what you think 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    HBA wont go not matter how he plays, france have more consistent and better behaved players.

    Anita hasn’t featured for Holland for 3 years.

    gouff has a chance but again they have better in his position

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  • Eyeball81

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    What about Wor Shola?

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Good Article by lee ryder today on HBA! To do with player ratings that say hes individually one of the better players but that the team performance rating drops when hes on the pitch

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    eyeball

    he will be there, playing regularly for nigeria now

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    jay

    I think that backs up what i see on the pitch too. I think he is a good player no doubt but the team does much better without him.

    Now whether that is his fault, the other players fault or the managers fault is kind of irrelevant. What it shows is he currently cannot play.

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  • martoon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Shabilla1984 @3 – Just had a quck look – looks very good and I like your stats at the end.

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  • Foxworth

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Just seen Rotherham have got Tavernier on an emergency loan. Be good for himif he gets his game.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25137495?

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  • barkel

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Foxworth

    It’s good to see players going out on loan but would be much better if they could go to the championship or the SPL

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #12

    I said before the season started that I thought my Granny could coach this team to a top ten finish.

    Stick a picture of Rio on the dressing room wall so the players pass it on the way to he pitch …

    It’s next season when they have no summer break, don’t get a proper preseason and have nothing to play for but Mr Motivator Pardew and NUFC that we’ll be in trouble.

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    West Brom at home, take on a shaky Swansea away, eminently beatable Man U at OT, Southampton at home, Palace away, Stoke home, Arsenal at home.

    I don’t know about you lot, but we could find ourselves in a decent position come January. Then we will see what Tubbs is made of. If we’re 6th come January will he make the 2 signings we need (big CF and dominant centre half) to kick on?

    I fear not. I do not think we will sell anyone in January, as the top players will be too afraid of not settling into a new team and jeopardising their WC spots.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Can anyone see Tavernier ever challenging Debuchy for his place?

    Not in a million years … so why are bothering with this lad.

    Tough on him but Rotherham may be his level.

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Tav may never be better than Debuchy, but so too will HBA never be better than Messi 😛

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #16

    lol I was thinking about changing the name … how about …

    Hatem’s just about better than Bardsley?

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  • saxonfenken

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    martoon
    “Just shows what a liar Pardew is”
    What utter nonsense, hatred yet again for no reason, have you ever heard of man management and trying to get players working hard for something that they want. I would call it encouragement

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Saxon

    I might be wrong here, but I do have ever the so slight feeling that wor martoon was making a joke…

    Hatem

    Wouldn’t even go that far, Beardsley was a genius and a team player. I’m not going to get deep into it because if I criticise HBA too much it will lead to an entire day of discussing HBA’s merit to the team and it’s been done to death! haha

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    How about Hatem’s better than Shola? Surely we can all agree on that 😛

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    I don’t think Hatem has a place in this team.
    He’s unlikely to be able to suddenly change his game. He’s not a defender and only wants to run forward.
    I think super sub may be his only role.

    I love his talent but he is more of a liability than an asset.
    Messi is Messi 100% of the time.
    HBA is HBA one game in ten. 10%.

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  • martoon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #21

    saxonfenken @17 – It was a joke against the Pardew haters – calm down calm down.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #22

    I’m pleased Shola is on fire.
    He’s currently better than HBA as far as the team is concerned.

    I do find it annoying that he can go up a couple gears for the Mackems and now that he has a sniff at the WC.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #23

    Ciaran just realised you misread Bardsley for Beardsley.

    Beardsley was miles better than Hatem.

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  • Belfast

    Nov 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #24

    None of the players mentioned will be going to the world cup.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Ciaran –

    He said Bardsley not Beardsley.
    I’d go along with that – as long as his posts show the same kind of humour.
    That’s asking a bit too much, I think.

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Hatem

    Haha in that case he’s definitely better than Bardsley!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Ciaran

    He’s snidey isn’t he. Attacks me in the third person like he’s writing you a PM.

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  • roy

    Nov 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Ben arfa should be moved on in the summer as he flatters to deceive just like the overated Coloccini move them on and sign some players with fire in their bellys like Gouffran ane Remy.

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Yoan Gouffran deserves it more than any of them lads, talk about a player that works for the team, Picture Jonas 2 years ago and 3 times better. Players like Gouffran win you games, like how he doubles up on wingers like townsend and makes them play sh!t.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #30

    kevy –

    Thing about Gouff playing for France is that his commitment and work rate could have a knock-on effect on the other players.

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #31

    @toonincheek how you figure that?

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #32

    As for Roy, why on earth would you want a fan favourite moved on? Ben Arfa hasn’t had the chance to get into the team it’s been playing that well but he is still a top quality player and what happens when we get injuries.

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #33

    There is no doubt in my mind that Ben Arfa and Cisse will hit form again when they get their chance to play.

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Dependable Shola deserves the plaudits for his performance on Saturday but don’t you think given the amount of space to pick a pass that Norwich provided, with willing runners and covering midfielders that HBA would have performed equally well. He is a no.10 and it was the perfect game to play him from the start, instead of at the end when the rest of the team are only interested in defending. Plus if NUFC want to sell him before his contract runs down then they need to put him in the shop window.

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #35

    How about:

    “Hatems better when playing as a wide forward”??

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #36

    kevy –

    I really have to explain that the France “team” mostly play as individuals.
    There is exceptional skill in their squad but I reckon they need a few “team” players to make their individual skills gel.

    I’d like to think the same would happen to HBA.
    Problem is that his teammates never know when or where he is going to pass, so they don’t make the runs.

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  • t00ntime

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Just wondering. Even though they are not in the same class how come hba is seen as a liability because he doesnt defend and Robben who doesnt defend either is seen as one of the best in the world?

    Is it because bayern can trust their RB to defend and we cant? Do the bayern players work harder? Its not like they always have easy opponents Barca, dortmund etc. yet they can get away with it and we cant even against teams we are better than?

    I’d understand more if people said “he isnt that good attacking wise” but the he doesnt defend is a bullsh1t excuse imo. Robben, Ronaldo, Ribery all hate defending and do it as less as possible like hba.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #38

    A great bit of merchandising…

    https://twitter.com/NUFCOfficial/status/406026388764766210/photo/1

    Alan Pardew mug…at least someone has a sense of humour at SJP.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #39

    What’s this then?

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-boss-alan-pardew-6350707?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    t00ntime…Those players may not be overly defensive, but they all put in a shift (most of the time). Commitment and consistency wise, HBA isn’t in the same league, unfortunately.

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  • barkel

    Nov 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #40

    oh my .. our manager showing a bit of ambition, what will happen next .. the blog just might explode now

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