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Pardew – He Was Immense For Us On Saturday

7:15 am, Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Mike Williamson never got some of the credit we think he deserved earlier in his Newcastle career, but he was again Newcastle’s best player on Saturday against West Brom,  according to our poll – with 27 % of the vote, followed by goalscorers Gouffran at 21% and Moussa Sissoko with 20%.

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Mike Williamson challenges Sessegnon on Saturday

And Alan Pardew, in his many comments following Newcastle’s great 2-1 win over the weekend, to record our 4th successive league win, has said if Mike wanted to leave in the summer he would have let him go:

“Mike was immense and my Man of the Match on Saturday, but we wouldn’t have stood in his way.”

Mike has been one of Newcastle best signings of recent years and came in January, 2010 for £1M from Portsmouth, and Mike’s so far played 111 times for the Magpies, and as Mike says himself, he’ll always give everything when he plays for this fantastic club.

And Newcastle for the second game running scored from a set play – a corner from Yohan Cabaye, and it was that man Gouffran who scored again -  and as well as putting miles and miles of running in for the side during the game – he also put the ball in the back of the net.

No wonder Yoan is a huge fan favorite at Newcastle.

And Moussa Sissoko may be adding goal-scoring to his repertoire at Newcastle, and it was simply a sensational winner from the French International after 37 minutes, and Moussa says it was one of his best:

“One of my best.”  “It’s been a fantastic month, winning four games for Newcastle and also helping France to qualify for the World Cup.”  “We are looking very strong, and we want to keep the winning streak going.”

It was certainly a close game on Saturday, and West Brom came back at Newcastle in that second half, which was not unexpected.

But our lads weathered the storm, and it bodes well for the future that the team holds together under pressure, and at the end we just about deserved the 3 points.

But as we saw in yesterday’s Premier League games, almost anything can happen in a league game this season, and it’s always hard to end up with the win – whoever you are playing.

Newcastle are now in 6th place, and just one point out of being third place in the league table.

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Tags: Mike Williamson · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Yoan Gouffran





4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    We are doing Okay !

    The acid test now though will be the visit to Old Trafford in a couple of weeks time.

    Swansea out will also not be an easy game, it will only take one loss to bring all the Doom Merchants and Pardew haters out on here again!

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Dec 2, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Couple of weeks time thought it was this saturday

  • 3 sachin toondulkar // Dec 2, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Visit to Old Trafford I think is just a week away.Would like to see how newly confident mike and Saylor play together.Pardew just said that Saylor could not even make the bench.Happy times at Newcastle.Lets hope he will gives arfa chance against swansea atleast for 30 mins coz he will be needed in some capacity against manu.

  • 4 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Okay i only just noticed that we are playing The Swans and Manure away in the space of three days?

    First Swansea this wednesday evening and Maure on Saturday? Anyone expecting us to win both?

    Deluded answers welcome, but i can hope for us to get at least three points out of both fixtures?

    Plus i can vaguely remember last year when Manure beat us at their place 4-3 in extra time, sure if i,m wrong someone will automatically correct me on that in their usual derogatory manner? If we beat them both then my whole year will be made as we got Southampton at home and Crystal Palace away in the two games after that !




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