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A Super Win The Prefect Result For Newcastle Yesterday

8:58 am, Sunday, January 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

It was a big relief yesterday that we won the game at Upton Park against a West Ham side that are fighting against relegation again, and dropped into the relegation zone at 3rd bottom on 18 points, just above Sunderland and Cardiff on goal difference.

loic remy at west ham

Loic Remy – after scoring Newcastle’s second goal yesterday

Ir was another excellent performance from Yohan Cabaye that was one big difference between the sides yesterday, and two great goals from the French International and another well taken goal  from Loic Remy – his 11th PL goal in a Newcastle shirt  - got the job done.

It wasn’t too surprising that manager Alan Pardew was delighted with the 3 points against his former club:

“A super win. We made it difficult for ourselves in the second half. We could have come away without winning – they had two big chances.”

“We were really good in the first half – we had something like 12 shots in the first half. We were kicking ourselves to be just a goal up at half-time.”

The Newcastle squad will now be off to Abu Dhabi for three or four days training in warm weather, and will probably return around Thursday of this week – so yesterday’s win was simply the perfect result.

We are hoping that Faye Downey, the Fitness Director is on the trip, because then we’ll know the lads will be put through their paces by Faye, and it will hardly be a boondoggle.

Our next home is at Norwich in nine days time, and if we can keep up our good form, we could even get another win at Carrow Road, before we face Sunderland at home the following Saturday in a game we just have to win.

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Tags: Coaching · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press Conference · Yohan Cabaye



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    We did not make it difficult

    You did pardew

  • 2 Bambams // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Needs to be followed up with wins against Norwich and them lot down the road.

  • 3 Dannyo // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    For so long we’ve failed to finish off games, even when we’re on the front foot having chances like that.
    We’re in desperate need of a proper good finisher.

  • 4 ogm // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    WTF is a boondoggle?

  • 5 Dannyo // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    @Transfer Sage
    Fair play. Four players that made our season that.

  • 6 Dannyo // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    @ogm
    A boondoggle is a project that is considered a useless waste of both time and money, yet is often continued due to extraneous policy motivations.

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Dannyo

    Agree with you there, a good striker pays for himself. Would love us to go for the next Suarez or negrado for the 20mil they cost….guys like that can win games on their own with the goals they get.

    Also there value will usually shoot up if they do well and if not their value stays the same (a club offered 9mil for cisse after a terrible year).

    Did you catch my apology? Was just making a joke about talk sport in general, that was a good interview.

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Dannyo
    Have to agree to disagree mate
    I think youngsters have had more chances than under other managers except perhaps hoots
    Also you mention the investment, that was made last season mate, won’t see any benefit from that for years, the club haven’t even confirmed the academy status yet, our youth set up is in a torrid state, you have to look at the youth coaches, the youth scouts, the general ability of our youth players before you look at Pardew

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    TS…and sometimes it is about sell on value but simply about buying wins :)

  • 10 Dannyo // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    @Transfer Sage
    Caught it and replied at nr5 ;)

    Personally, I don’t even need a “Suarez”, I want an “Alan Shearer”, one who’s got a good first touch, quality finish and an overall good intelligence about his game.
    Luuk De Jong is more along the Shearer category than the Suarez one.

    (Do get me right, I’m not making direct comparison, it’s just a guideline)

    It’s about getting a player who has the right qualities and the fact that that player knows his every strength and limitation.

  • 11 jazzyp // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    How come out of all the Pl managers it always seems that Pardew is the only manager that keeps spouting all his players are for sale at a price

  • 12 Dannyo // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    @tads
    Maybe so, maybe our setup isn’t good enough yet. I’ve just found that in the past 3 years, more often than not, several youngsters have been talked up by media, pundits, club coaches and even Pardew, and yet they’ve got 1-3 apps to show for it.
    For me it just stagnates at some point, and it’s usually when they’re near their transition level.

    I don’t know for sure what it is, I’m just assuming.

  • 13 Munster Mag // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    suggest some of you read the espn blog on west ham embarrassed by newcastle for some perspective. the west ham fans were really wowed by our football and the writer wud love to have pardew. mite shut up idiots like dingra and co.




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