Pardew Disappointed At Penalty Miss – John Carver Culpable

When we saw that Loic Remy was about to take the penalty after Marc Wilson had been sent off for fouling Loic in the penalty area, when he was the last man, we thought that was not good – for a player who hadn’t scored in the last five games.

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Yohan Cabaye – after scoring Newcastle’s fourth goal

And Loic’s penalty was not a good one,  and the goalkeeper saved it all too easily, but then a minute or so later Remy made amends with his ninth Premier League goal of the season, and it was important we were level at 1-1 at the break.

And it turns out that Alan Pardew was disappointed that Remy took the penalty:

“I’m still disappointed with the penalty taker. Yohan takes our penalties. Loic said to me at half-time he didn’t know that so John Carver, the assistant manager was getting it in the ear, that’s his fault 100 per cent.”

“So we had a little conversation at half-time about being professional and doing the right things. Then in the second half we get another penalty, but then of course, the game was done.”

“In all seriousness it was a crucial stage of the game and I really didn’t want Loic to take that penalty if I’m honest. He hadn’t scored for a little while and that’s not natural for him. He might argue he’s a natural penalty taker but not for me.”

“But let’s not get wrapped up in that because it was a great afternoon for us because second half we couldn’t have done the job any better really.”

So there was a lack of communication in the squad for that penalty, and for the next one if Yohan is on the field he should take it.

At the time it was a bad miss by Loic,  at a vital time but luckily he quickly made amends and then Newcastle showed little mercy on Stoke in the second half, but playing with only 9 men must be tough.

But it was Newcastle picking up our 7th win in nine games and 22 points out of the last 27 – a fantastic run of form from the Magpies.

Now it’s Arsenal on Sunday – and anything can happen – and we can even win that game too.

Howay The Lads!!

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5 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Dec 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Dec 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    jesper it doesn’t seem to effect anyone else just you!!
    and the fact you took a big dislike to me questioning your point!
    thats all it was just questioning it!!!?

  • Sazzer

    Dec 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Brown cheese for Wenger next.

  • manxpie

    Dec 26, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #3

    wow curbishly director of football at fulham!!
    ashley has started something
    maybe we’ll see o’leary at villa!

  • Ancientcoptic

    Dec 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #4

    At least Remy is hungry for goals, and will step up to claim the chance to take Penalties.

    You see players like Torres on goal droughts, and trying to dodge taking penalties – which is the wrong attitude.

    I do not think Remy has been playing any better or worse in the last 5 games… no idea what all the fuss is about. It is not like Remy is known for scoring great goals, his 2nd goal was a typical Remy goal; popping up in the right place at the right time.

    Minor misunderstanding.


    Dec 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5

    At the end of the day the Penalty was missed! Another team may of punished us for that?

    The ref decided this game and not surprisingly Stoke are refuting a lot of the decisions made by the ref?
    Stoke can better concentrate on getting something from Totenham? If you ask me!

    Who is the ref tomorrow for our game?


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