Local Lad Our Man Of The Match At Stamford Bridge

There were a few positive things to take out of the 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge yesterday, with the major one being another very good performance from 21 year-old local winger Sammy Ameobi.

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Sammy Ameobi – had another good game

Sammy is leading our Man of the Match poll for yesterday’s game with 35% of the vote, and on-loan striker Luuk de Jong again looked good and is in second place with 15%, with captain for the day Moussa Sissoko in third place.

David Santon looked decent enough in central midfield yesterday, and we could see Paul Dummett continue at left back and the Italian in midfield for the home game against Tottenham on Wednesday night.

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21 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    looking very good….beats men with ease, just need to keep working on the final ball, crosses no where near good enugh yet

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2


    you say letting players run off you should be cut out with good training and discipline (i agree)

    do you think pardew struggles with this which is why we end up sitting deep with a lot of men back, to counter the poor defensive play….hoping bodies back will work where good defensive play is lacking?

    it’s what i think at times, as even with a lot back we don’t always look solid

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    If the election options are the same as yesterday, then fine, but I don’t get all these comparisons of him and Bale.

    I think he is a better left back at the minute, although I think Haidara will be better. Not sold on Dummet yet, he has a long way to go. Santon is way off form though at the minute, and shouldn’t be 1st choice currently. That is also why I find it baffling a player out of form and looking low on confidence was dumped into a position he hasn’t played before against the form team in the league.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    for the past 3 games iv’e watched Sammy play he’s been top notch in my view, he’s starting to be very clever on the ball, i seen some brilliance from him against Chelsea running through there players like a HBA, nice feet work with the ball, this guy could become the next Hazard 🙂

  • croftus5678

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    @1 ts

    i agree and the sad thing is his final ball was still a hell of a lot better than anyone else on the pitch yesterday lol.

    i dunno what went on when on loan as had bed reports about him but he doesntlook too much outa place when he’s played for us and def a good backup player (would rather have him than arfa imo)

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    against Spurs i would set up this


    Debuchy, Willo, Taylor, Haidara/Dummet
    Sissoko, Anita, Santon/Gosling
    HBA, Sammy

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    I don’t think Pardew is a good coach full stop, but that isn’t really an issue. Ferguson rarely did any coaching, but he got good people in to do that for him. We have Carver and Stone….

    In terms of tactics, Pardew was a defensive minded player, and that attitude comes across in tactics. We sit far too deep constantly, and have little intent of pressing high up the pitch. If we constantly allow teams onto us then even the best organised defences are going to have lapses, so an average defence like ours will struggle.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #8


    I wanted HBA to have more chances but in just not impressed, never know what you are going to get, it’s so hard to have a team play well when one main guy is so inconsistent.


    I’d be tempted to play dummet (really like him, why don’t you? You know more than me on football, especially the finer details). Even give santon 20/30 mins on the wing from the bench.

    Agree he’s no bale, but does seem to run past people well and a confident boy.

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Now where is that muppet called Ashton

  • Slank

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Black & White @ 6

    I think there may be doubts over the fitness of Debussy and Krul.

  • scout

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Post 4
    Whiskey on the cornflakes was it ?

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12


    True. Joey Barton did a good article a few weeks ago about how England have too many managers and not enough coaches with good tactical and development skills.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Yes it has been a problem for years.
    Sessignon did it time and time again
    Charlie Adams was doing it at home against Stoke
    and Hazard yesterday

    to name three.

    As Santon I would keep him in midfield as I think there is something there with experience.

  • dantoon85

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    ——————–de Jong

    That’s how I think we should play from now on

  • Slank

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    7Lilongwe @ 7

    Re: Carver & Stone

    I’m sure if it wasn’t for the fact that the pair are Geordies the fans would have hounded them out.

  • croftus5678

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    @8 ts

    i rate dummet very highly ! the lad hardly ever makes a mistake and has the attitude of nolan where he acts very professional for such a young player.

    seems to have everything in his bag also ! fast/takes people on/good shot/and a great crosser on the occasions i’ve seen him in the last 3rd the only thing i’ve not seen from him yet and its not his fault as he’s a lb is his vision.
    (def not another bale though as it would be stupid to compare anyone to bale)

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    It isn’t that I don’t like Dummet, I always like to see us bringing players from academy level through to first team. I think Haidara has more potential at the minute. Plus when Dummet first came into the team far too much pressure was been heaped upon him with ridiculous comparisons and statements.

    I have no issue with him getting game time, but he will need to perform well for a while before I actually feel he can make the spot his own.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #18

    It isn’t that they should be thrown out, although I’m not sure why we need them both. It is more that we should have a team of coaches each contributing to different aspects of training, with one coach helping to bring it all together. Personally, I’d probably keep Carver, and get rid of Stone, plus bring in 3/4 new coaches.

  • Slank

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #19

    16croftus5678 @ 16

    I rate him too. Doesn’t seem to fall over after every tackle which Haidara seems to do. Perhaps he needs more time and toughening up.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 9, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #20

    yet Pardew blames him & Dummet for our poor form. He’ll never blame his favourite players.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 9, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #21

    Some of you troggs on here beggar belief. How can anyone rate Mbiwa he is absolutely useless he can’t tackle and can’t head a ball. He was completely clueless when he came on yesterday and lucky not to get sent off.


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