Players Fighting Showed Newcastle Were In Big Trouble

Davide Santon had trouble handling an in-form Adam Johnson on Saturday, and he was finally replaced by local lad Paul Dummett in the second half.

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Tim Krul, Davide Santon confront each other on Saturday
It was your fault – no it was yours – no it was yours …..
Oh my

Gus Poyet seems to have revived the career of Adam, after it went downhill when Paolo Di Canio was briefly in charge of the club before he was sacked earlier this season.

And it was after Sunderland’s second goal by Adam that goalkeeper Tim Krul and Davide Santon squared up to each other – which is never good to see on the pitch.

And it reminded us a little bit of what happened back in April of 20005 when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer started to fight each other in the home defeat against Aston Villa.

Only at Newcastle.

But of course it wasn’t as bad as that episode which was headlines around the sporting world – unfortunately.

This is what Alan Pardew had said Pardew said afterwards:

“We made a mistake on that second goal.” “After that everything was forced and rushed.” “It is all well and good putting a header or tackle in.”

“However, you have to show composure and Sunderland showed more than we did.”

We thought Tim Krul could have done better, and in fact it would have been better – in retrospect – had he not got to the ball, because it was served up on a plate to the waiting Adam Johnson.

Alan Pardew thought his players were affected by losing the last two derby games –  how is it going to be next season when they go into the next game having lost the least three?

It’s not good – and that;s a huge understatement

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13 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    catchy in norway // Feb 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM


    you reap what you sow,

    health comes before anything in life , if your not healthy you can not function right

    he needs to step back, or he will implode . it’s there for all to see he I being forced out, they want him to quit so they don’t have to pay him money

    in fact I would go as far as to say if he quit , an took them to court, he would get his contract paid up in full, and still find a job

    so I have no pity for the guy

  • SharpEnough23

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2

    A crowd fund is needed, US fans could buy out Ashley, just think how many of us there are worldwide.

  • GenralHez

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    My mother, who is 86 years young, said she had never being so humiliated or ashamed as she was after the latest disgrace served up by NUFC.
    She would make a better job than Pardue as manager. As far as JFK is concerned, I am surprised a successful business man like Ashley would continue to waste money such a waste of space.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #4

    Ernest – from previous

    Yeh i fully get fans wanting to go and watch their team, not letting ashley stop them doing that also sends a strong message that we are good fans, loyal to the team.

    What we need to do is get those fans onside, cause change from the game. Maybe sit ins after the game, chanting throughout, periods of silence even…..anything to show we are not happy.

    Pre match protests and chants around the ground, signs even if they can’t be taken in, there is a still a lot people can do if they want to attend games.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Frustrations boiling over
    Both these lads were p*ss poor Saturday

    Santon was awful and Krul was flapping and missing near on everything

    Both were shocking for the second goal

  • rivettCatcher

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    It’ll be a tough few weeks for Newcastle, we have tough games coming up & will miss Remy.

    Not bothered if Cisse leaves. Good clear out if the expensive players in the summer & a good raid of European 23/25 yr old talent & we could have a good season next year.

    Here’s hoping!

  • Markaccus

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7


    you have no pity for him because you do not like him and THINK he is not a nice bloke, even though you know funk all about his personal side.
    Now maybe you are not going this far (some are) bur to actively wish abuse on someone for this is completely attrocious. People like that are the reason people still fight wars.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Your forced out theory makes no sense at all
    Pardew is one of the lowest earning managers in the league it would cost less in compensation to get rid of him than it would for every league position dropped

    Seriously your living in the clouds if you think Ashley is going to wait for him to walk then task Graham Carr to find a manager!!

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9


    pardew drills to pick the team

    right lads, see who can keep the ball up the most , Taylor boy , well done your in the team

    next drill
    hit the cross bar from the half way line
    santon tiote your in , dam good effort if I’m honest

  • ErnestHemingway

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10


    I agree with that. Something needs to be arranged, properly, by these groups that have been formed. Otherwise, what was the point in them forming? Actions speak louder than words.

    A sit in would be easy to organise as people are already at the match and I would say a huge percentage of match going supporters want Ashley out.

    This must be easy to organise for moac or t4c?

  • kimbo

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley does not care if we win lose or draw as long as we stay in the Premier League. We will not attract the quality of player we need to progress so the only thing you can do is stop paying to watch the Toon thus reducing Ashley`s revenue or keep paying to watch them and Ashley`s has won.
    2 years of not paying to watch Ashley`s crap will surely focus his mind!!!! Comments like “support the players ” does not resolve anything. How did you feel when the whistle blew for the 2nd 0-3 in a row comments please ,mine cannot be printed!!!!!

  • ArtyH

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #12

    Face facts guys. Poyet showed what a good manager can do with an below average squad, Pardew is showing what a poor manager can do with an above average squad. There is no way Pardew is leaving for a few reasons, 1) No one else will come knowing they would be over ruled, and be Ashleys puppet. 2) No one else would be willing to take the flack from the fans for the owners stupidity. 3) No one else is so desperately in need of a job at the expense of their reputation that they would blindly accept the bull$hit form Ashley.

  • Steve Dixon

    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Everyone seems to be forgetting that is was Steven Taylors fault for the second goal. Yes santon was slow to react but the whole situation came about firstly due to Taylors poor header away and then secondly letting Collback run 30 yards with the ball into our box and show him onto him strongest foot. Santons slow reactions have masked some peoples views of whos fault it really was.


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