Pardew Bemoans The Loss Of This Player


Alan Pardew has said Newcastle will try to finish above Manchester United this season, and if we can do that it will be the first time  Newcastle have ever finished above the Red Devils in the Premier League era – so it’s something to play for.

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Fabricio Coloccini – missed his leadership

But it’s more the decline of Manchester United since Alex Ferguson retired, than Newcastle being good – but we suppose it’s still something to strive for this season, and we did manage to beat them at Old Trafford for the first time since 1972 – so we could even do the double over them too.

And the Newcastle manager mentioned yesterday that Newcastle have struggled lately, because they have missed their captain Coloccini big time:

“We’ve lost too many bodies for the standard to be where it was – that was when everybody was fit and w;eve had key injuries and suspensions – and we’ve lost a great player in Cabaye, and all that impacts training, but I do see a focus in training which is not lost on me.”

“I do expect by the time we get to the Aston Villa game we’re hoping to have all of our players back including Coloccini, because he’s been missed for his leadership, let alone his playing ability.”

“It’s not just Colo’s ability but everything about him.” “We’ve missed his nonchalance and the security he gives us and that calmness. You can’t put a price on that.”

And talking about Coloccini begs the question whether he will still be with us come September.

There are going to be some big changes in the squad over the summer, as fringe players leave and hopefully some very good players are brought in.

And if Coloccini does leave, that will affect the side big time, and will bring to an end six years on Tyneside for the Argentine International, who has turned out to be a good buy, at just over £10M from Spanish club Deportivo in August of 2008.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Catchy

    You are the only one who does any whining

    Any time you want, pal. Plenty of weekend shopping trips come in from norway. Jump on a boat and you can try and smack me. I cant afford Norways idiotic prices otherwise i’d come there. Seriously. Anytime.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    21catchy in norway // Feb 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    TS

    my own personnel opinion is , I don’t see it

    what little improvements he may have made to some players I outweighed by the drastic loss of ability in nearly all of our players

    it could be argued that perch an Williamson are his 2 great achievements, but then it could be said that they have stud still an the others have fallen backwards , just given the illusion they got better

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  • Kris

    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Are people serious?

    Santos was very bad against Chelsea. He can’t defend. I think he was involved in their two first goals. He is just running behind and waiting for the player, he is totally not aggressiv. We will loose on Wedensday if he is playing.

    And I hope people that voted for LDJ was just kidding. He was so poor. OMG. He looks like Lovenkrands, but he isnt better than Shola. We need a better striker than him in summer.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    mark ASS

    your the type of guy I imagine just skips along without a care in the world,
    lost in your own little world , twirling your finger through your hair , day dreaming about the day pardew touched your hand

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    catchy

    I do think perch and willo improved a lot, especially seeing willo this year…he has kicked on a lot.

    I don’t think players are any worse, just our system doesn’t let them play to their best.

    got to question people like marv, hba, cisse, santon, taylor….there work rate or lack of fitness/gaining wait is shockingly poor and that is down to them.

    the problem is we have few options so can’t really drop them either

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Teams get injuries, every team does. It is wrong to only believe you can get by if the whole team is fit. That naturally comes with being a manager.

    We were knocked out of both cups and we weren’t even in Europe so Pinocchio has had an easier ride with it than most clubs.

    There have been, up until the last week or so, capable players left of the bench but if they have been Pardewed then how can they be expected to just come in and perform when their self-belief and motivational state is in tatters? They can’t.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Transfer, I do think Perch improved, however he was captain at Forest wasn’t he? So in reality, did he not just get back to the way he played there?

    Plus, with the amount of containing going on, it makes defenders jobs a whole lot easier as bodies block routes and corner players somewhat.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    laurent

    i think we make defenders look worse as when sitting deep we invite pressure and nobody really deals with players, we don’t track runners well, we always lose men, let people run past…it’s not great

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Catchy.

    You are only further proving my points about you. Keyboard warrior. Probably best to keep your fantasies off the internet too. I am uncomfortable that you daydream about me skipping and twirling my hair. Awkward or what!? Sexual harrasment i call it.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    22catchy in norway // Feb 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    croft us

    I don’t understand your thinking , you don’t need a creative MF , not at all,
    in fact if you would care to check how many points cabaye won us , it’s not that many, he had many games where you never seen him , and I’m betting if he had not have scored those 2 last goals there would not have been such an outcry,
    he didn’t win many man of the match awards, tiote has won more,
    and let’s face it he was promised a move, he was playing for it, and if he had not got it the toys would have came out the pram again,

    what the focus should be on is how do we get our 3 good strikers scoring goals,

    because that’s the real travesty right now , even with cabaye they where feeding off scraps,

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Congratulations to Adam Armstrong you’ll be like a new signing, hope he’s signed a long contract as he’s sat on the bench were unlikely to see him for 5years then Pardew will claim he made the young lad.

    Would it not make sense to send him on loan now until end of season as have him on the bench? Surely there’s 3 or 4 first team players who’ll get a start before him so why waste a space on the bench?

    I agree with Catchy finishing above a poor Man U team isn’t anything to brag about if they were pushing for CL or something fair enough but if their having their worse season for twenty years is it really much of a achievement? Another feather in Pardews cap 🙁

    Colo’s main strength is reading the game which has gone a miss in last couple seasons, he gets caught out regularly when he’s mis read the game, which is quite often at the minute. I see why fans rate him as he passes ball out of defence and can look cultured, but for me the rest of his game is lacking and except the season we finished 5th he’s been average at best.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    markASS

    dream on 😉

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Catchy. Transfer sage

    I’d go with that… I don’t think Pardew actually makes them worse players but his formation and system definitely handicaps the players and makes them look bad. Due to being so rigid we never look fluid or have runners moving into space etc.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Catchy

    We established that you were doing the dreaming. And as for the wink, it further fules the fire. You are, indeed, FLAMING.

    In this battle of witts, i am fighting an unarmed man. Or is it a rodent?

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #15

    *fuels. F#cking galaxy keypad.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Pardew really is the absolute king of all time excuse makers. If he’s so unhappy why doesn’t he just leave.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Rebecca

    Due to being so rigid we never look fluid or have runners moving into space etc.

    Nailed it there. no cohesion or fluidity whatsoever.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #18

    TS

    how can anyone judge the players if we never get to see them really perform?

    take remy , good before he came , then has dropped off from lack of chances created

    cisse , we know he can finish , his history in Germany and his first half season is proof if that

    HBA , he has the ability to take on teams an win games in his own, adding defensive duties to his game takes away from what he gives you up top

    jonas , honestly , was my fave player , his last 2 seasons where turned into a joke,

    tell me one kid who has improved ? there the easiest to improve, if he carnt make an instant impact, he is not good enough, or pardew will lots if kids into the first team and expect them to lead the way,

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #19

    markASS

    Nancy boy,?

    save your idiotic talk for your other minser friends
    mr coco , toonking

    go for a walk

    or watch she male porn or something that you know about

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    markakkus

    if only I had hair to skip and twirl

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    12Rebbeca from 7 miles aw
    rotonda
    I could go with that,

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #22

    Catchy

    Resorting to base insults?
    Conversation is over then. Such a shame, you are normally so insightful. You can have the last word now if you really want. It might help lower your blood pressure.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #23

    I’ve had an idea chaps!!!

    Every time we disagree and argue we should put a quid in a box, within a fortnight the people using this blog alone would raise enough money to buy the club 😉

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #24

    mark ass

    thank you for your concern , but honestly you are to much work,

    have a wonderful life 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #25

    i wonder if there is any other club in the world that can split opinion so massively on Pardew and Ash etc.

    I just see an average manager not the worst, but mediocre and delusional, appointed by a brilliant businessman who has absolutely no clue about football.

    Oh for an SBR and KK who all the fans wanted and liked and for a John hall type of owner before he sold out the dream

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #26

    2 weeks

    wow, I think less

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #27

    Nowadays im sick of the drabble coming out of Percy mouth.

    He says all the nice things, which are great to hear, but performs rubbish where it matters. Baffling subs, stupid tactics etc

    He’s so damn lucky he’s coaching a newcastle team with great international players whose individual quality can see us scrap games and win a few.

    If not for players like Tiote, Cabaye and Krul, Debuchy i think he’d have us in the bottom 3 all season long.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #28

    Taylor & Williamson can’t play together. They’re both head-the-balls – big dopey English players that only have strength and ariel ability. They need someone who can read the game next to them. It would be like playing Shola & Heskey upfront.

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29

    Rotunda
    Even now if Ashley change his ways I’d be prepared to forgive and forget, but he’d have to install Someone like Bobby as DOF and a Keegan type as manager then allow them to use the cash we generate, I’m not asking for Man city type investment etc just a fighting chance.

    When I say Bobby and Keegan I don’t mean like for like just two people who know the area the club and have a passion for it like the fans, if he’d do that there’d be very few complaints.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #30

    catchy

    Well for me cisse is a poor footballer, good finisher but that’s it, doesn’t cut it long term in the prem league for me, need more than one string to your bow.

    Marv and HBA don’t do anywhere near enough defensively for me, it’s not about sitting back but about chasing down players, sometimes dropping back etc….take hazard for example, offers 10 times more than hba going forward but works 10 times harder going back too.

    remy has had a good few chances and just not been as clinical

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #31

    This is purely a fantasy question but.

    How many people would forgive Ashley and get behind him if he brought Keegan in as DOF and let him choose a new manager etc was given the all the transfer money and let the club support itself as he’s always said he would.

    Maybe not Keegan but you know what I mean someone of that ilk and a manager who also understood the area but let them have full control on the playing side and gave them the cash?

    Who’d forgive and forget?

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #32

    Rebecca

    Yesterday i was talking to tds about investment. Given where we are now, with what i see as a restrictive regime, it would only take a slight tweak in his policy for us to compete for UCL. He just doesnt seen to want to take that step.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Catchy – have you not seen HBA the last couple of games, he plays for himself, barely sees a pass and constantly loses the ball due to trying to take on the whole team himself – sadly he has more than enough talent but doesn’t have a footballing brain ala Rooney, Hazard, Mata etc – the main reason he’ll be a peripheral player no matter where he ends up

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #34

    Rebecca

    Forgive maybe, if it worked out well. Forget, no. I would still be worried in the back of my mind he would screw things up with another idiotic decision

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #35

    rebecca

    My biggest problem with Ashley has never been players, we have rarely had a good, full squad in my 20+ years.

    What I don’t like is the lies (proven in court), the lack of respect for fans, the disdain they treat domestic cups with, the removal of the club from the local community, it’s all business and no longer an enjoyment for a lot of fans.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #36

    makes me die a little bit inside when Pardew talks. Would have much more respect for him if he said something closer to the truth…
    Coloccini hasn’t been great this year. The only centre half that’s really shone has been ‘the other guy’ Willo! Personally I thought he looked best alongside MYM though I understand why Mapou is out of the team, he’s had some shockers!
    On Armstrong from previous thread – way way too soon to get excited about this lad! we’ve been here so many times before with different players…and no doubt this time next year we’ll be saying the same about Jonathyn Quinn…
    Pardew’s not brought 1 player into the first team squad that’s been a mainstay of the starting 11! Last one was Andy Carroll who came in under Hughton (playing regularly, not debut)
    For me Pardew doesn’t trust the youngsters enough! From what i’ve seen this year Dummett or Haidara should have been ahead of Santon and Sammy should have played many more games than he has (actually creates stuff and puts balls into the box) but thing is 1 bad half and Pardew will never play them again whereas he will ignore 40/50 bad games from certain other players
    If Arma or Campbell are going to have a chance, they should be given the remaining season games alongside the big lad de jong! Theres nothing left to play for really and i’m hopeful most toon fans would allow them time to get up and running! I’d be more understanding of poorer performances if I could see we were blooding youngsters and preparing them for premier league football

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #37

    mindshaft

    fully agree…..it’s not just pardew who hasn’t got the best out of ben arfa, it’s every manager. He doesn’t have the brain, work rate of fitness to play top level consistently.

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  • daztoon

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Transfer

    I get what you mean about the nfl having specialist coaches but Pardew wouldn’t need any, we have excellent coaches already here at the club.

    One thing they do we’ll is the salary capping which puts teams more teams on an even keel

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  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #39

    Markuus

    I’ve mentioned a couple times I think Ashley owning the club is down to the advertising for SD.

    And I agree he doesn’t seem to want to invest, when we finished 5th if he’d brought in one or two not even spent much last year could have been avoided, same this year summer and winter.

    If I didn’t know better I’d think he was selling up, with not replacing joe and willie it does make me think a change of direction is on the cards wether that’s with Ashley or someone else is anyone’s guess.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #40

    daztoon

    I don’t know much about the coaching staff so don’t know how good they are, hear conflicting reports on their quality too off bloggers so unsure on what is true.

    I like the team salary cap, doesn’t stop clubs paying players whatever they like, just means that you can’t pay them all top money…should be brought in to even it.

    But then again the prem league don’t want it even, they want as many top players as possible to sell the league around the world.

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