Pardew – This Lad Did Terrific On Sunday


We  thought that Paul Dummett’s corner kicks and one or two free kicks were very well delivered on Sunday against Aston Villa, with that cultured left foot of his.

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Paul Dummett – did well from his set plays

And it seems that Alan Pardew was delighted with the local lad, who took over the corner kick duties from the player he replaced in the team – Davide Santon.

This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today about Dummett’s performance:

“Young Dummett did terrific, I thought.” “He was under a lot of pressure to replace Davide. I thought he did very well.”

“The set-plays were an up,” “We actually looked like we might score from a set-play because the delivery was very good from Dummett – that was a bonus.”

And with Paul’s good form, it seems that he will keep his place in the side, but it was also revealed that Davide Santon has a knee injury, and has seen a specialist about it.

Davide is a doubt for the game at Hull City on Saturday, but the best he could do would be to be on the bench, and he wasn’t a sub on Sunday, presumably because of the niggling knee injury.

And if Paul continues his good form, he could even be the starter at left back for the rest of the season, and that would not be good news for the 23 year-old Italian International, who could be on his way out of Newcastle this summer, if that happens.

Newcastle also have young left back Massadio Haidara at the club, signed a year ago, and the French U21 International has already shown he can do a good job for Newcastle in the first team, when he gets a chance – and he’s one for the future.

What do you think?

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74 comments so far

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    TS

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    cant say i noticed too much tbh but i do think he has the 2nd best cross from the wing we have in the team and also a very good shot on him (dare i say move him onto the wing or is that way to obvious ?)

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Oops

    TS

    They obviously told him that last summer. So my issue is that they didn’t have a replacement lined up willing to join in Jan. Sure, they could have demanded Cabaye stayed but he’s already shown how poor he performs when he’s not happy.

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    @3 tds

    i’m with you there mate

    if we had forced him to stay look what happened before !
    imo they new that was going to happen 6 month’s before when it all happened and they publicly anounced he was there main target.

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  • cestriasteve

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Croftus, he’s too slow for me and Pardew won’t play with out and out wingers, interesting to see what he does on Satuday just De Jong up front with gouffy and remy out wide.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    TDS

    agree that once they say he can leave then he has to be allowed (providing the offer is right)..my issue was them telling him he could leave in jan and then not replacing him.

    Even somebody like holtby on loan, who went to fulham, would have done me if they wanted to keep money for the summer.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m not sold on him, but he needs a ten game run before we can see him match-fit and confident. I prefer Haidara.

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  • archaeomag

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    I thought it was a good debut from Dummett, put in a lot of crosses, always looking to progress, and set pieces looked better.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Send your season tickets back.

    Lets get him out.

    NUFC isn’t our club its his.

    Don’t support NUFC until he goes.

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  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Feb 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d choose Haidara over Dummett any day. Dummett is too slow.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    where is haidara anyway? not featured for a while now

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    There isnt much between Dummett and Haidara in all fairness however Dummett doesnt get injured as often and is a local lad. Both should be getting games though I doubt Santon will be on the bench for that long

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #13

    TS

    Yes. Holtby could have been the fallback position and surely he’d have preferred to join us? Unless Spurs didn’t want him to join us? At the time we were still in a position to challenge them.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    WWSBRD

    I know a lot won’t agree with me but I’d have santon out the game for a month or so, make him really work on shooting, crossing, freekicks, corners (seeing as they like him taking them) and then bring him back in on the wing.

    he goes past people quite well, could press high up and coming in off the wing at the back post has good height to offer something of a goal threat, his shooting and crossing are wayward but i’d hope he can work on that.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    TDS

    I guess we were but doubt they have seen us a genuine challenge but im sure they would have thought with holtby we’d have more chance of taking points off their rivals than fulham do.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    The whole clubs in a mess at the moment, everything from Mash not knowing anything about football and penny pinching to player’s either not good enough or not pulling there weight, to fans simply being fed up with good reason.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Sage
    I wouldnt have Santon as LB for a while either mate but I think he will be back pretty soon. As for the converting him to a winger thats a lot for him to work on and I can only imagine he isnt the most dedicated trainer considering how his defensive abilities havent really changed all that much since he joined…equally he might just not be able to improve I dont know

    Atm though we have no real wingers so who knows, Id be surprised if he was deployed as a winger in the near future though

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    @14 ts

    i dont think dummet/hairdryer are a million miles away from santon if not on par with him already tbh !

    like you said santon’s got his faults and so have the other 2 but i’d like to see santon cover rb instead of lb as he does tend to look uncomfortable some of the time when deb’s is out.

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  • martoon

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Hatem’s better than Messi @9 Great idea let’s send our season ticket back and p*ss away £700 not to mention next year’s that I’ve started paying for. Funny how these ideas are only suggested by people who watch dodgy streams!

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  • geordielad880

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Side to face hull:-

    ————————-Krul

    ————-willo——collo—-m’biwa

    Debuchy———————————–Haidara

    ————————-tiote
    ———sissoko——————-anita

    ————–gouffran——-Remy

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #21

    TS

    But we could also have challenged them for a EL spot. Why risk it? I’m just pointing out that it’s not as simple as some people think it is. We couldn’t have just loaned him like in a computer game. Maybe Spurs didn’t want him to join us, maybe he didn’t want to leave London for just 6 months, maybe Pardew doesn’t rate him, maybe JFK convinced people that he was going to be able to bring someone in and then it was too late…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #22

    No way has anyone seen enough of Dummett or Haidara to judge properly. The leagues are littered with players who looked good in the PL at 21 or 22 but were found wanting and dropped down the divisions. Santon is young too, some people forget that.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #23

    “The board explained that the January window is disruptive for clubs and that there are far more options available to it in the summer window.”

    Didn’t they say the opposite in the summer about how they do much better in the jam window?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #24

    TDS

    I understand it’s not simple, he was just an example of the type of player that was available. There were a lot of good loans/cheap sales done in january which would have certainly helped us if we had been involved in.

    Not saying we would have gotten them, just we needed more options than the expensive 2 we went for in france.

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  • beefman13

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #25

    I thought Dummett did terrific, if any of our players had the nous to attack the six yard box we could have caused a lot more problems, the lads deliveries were spot on for me, i really wanted him to take the free kicks as well, left footed left backs are gold dust, this lad is a real good honest pro, and he does not waste the ball any where near as much as Santon!

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  • cyprus

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #26

    He played well enough but Haidara is probably better. Where is he?

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  • geordielad880

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #27

    beefman13, i have watched the youth sides and reserves also, and he has played central midfield a couple of times also, and he is decent there aswell, he is a good pro, if we are not going to give him at least 10-15 starts a season plus subs, i think needs loaned out though, its a critical time for him

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  • Slank

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    toon kk @ 16

    ‘…Mash not knowing anything about football….’

    Almost all people who have made enough money to squander on buying football clubs have made their money on commercial activities outside of football.

    Do you think all the Yank owners, Arab owners, Indian owners, East European owners are the great fountains of football knowledge? Of course they are not. They know how to run a business and football is a business.

    Why is it that former football players, managers, coaches and pundits who profess to know the game don’t own Premiership Clubs? It’s because they have never managed a business and become successful and extremely rich because of it.

    You do not need to know football to own a football club.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #29

    Just to add a bit of clarity /fact.
    Dummett is 22 years old
    Haidara is 21 years old
    Santon is 23 years old
    In order to suggest a baseline for comparison :-
    Luke Shaw is 18 years old
    and oh whats this Kyle Walker is 23 years old.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #30

    slank

    to run a club successfully you need to know a lot about football, or hire the right people who do know the game, how all the little details work and to have the right contacts.

    Ashley wouldn’t get some guy who ran a small corner shop to run sports direct…heck he wouldn’t give llambias a big job at SD.

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  • Slank

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #31

    Sage

    Totally disagree about needing to know about football to own a football club.

    Yes, you need people in the club who know about football that goes without saying but an owner only needs to know how to manage a business and in this respect they already do as that is how they made their money sufficient enough to squander some of it on a football club.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #32

    Slank
    difference is Mash runs the club and has the final say in everything that happens.
    a lot of owners of other clubs leave it in more capable hands.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #33

    slank – perhaps you do not consider that players/managers have been either playing football or managing it for the majority of their lives -and have become wealthy. But their wealth shades into insignificance -when you accept that now you need to be a billionaire to purchase a club.
    Perhaps that is the true reason they are not owners of top clubs.

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  • Slank

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #34

    Sage

    The chairman of Sports Direct is a firmer miner who became a policeman who then became the drugs czar under Blair.

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  • Slank

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #35

    Toon kk

    You know this for a fact?

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  • Slank

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #36

    Mister Tuff

    Yes, that is one of the reasons but it doesn’t hide the fact that an owner doesn’t require a detailed knowledge of football.

    In fact it is a good thing because they would only meddle.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #37

    slank

    Football is different though, you don’t run it like a normal business as you can’t expand and move the same way a normal business can, also the goal is not to make a profit but for everything to be reinvested into the club. There are laws like FFP which don’t apply to businesses.

    And that guy running SD is fine…he clearly knows how to manage a retail company, my point was that you don’t hire people who are out of their depth, like llambias and he wouldn’t hire him at SD.

    The owner doesn’t need to know football, but it helps, the main thing is having advisors/consultant who do know how to do things and to follow their advice, something we don’t seem to do.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #38

    or if we do follow the advice then the people giving it are not fit for purpose.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #39

    Slank

    Why do you think every owner knows nothing about football and runs there club like Mash?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #40

    Sage -come on lets not kill off our equivalent to the “American Dream”.
    Restricting vacancies for top jobs to those qualified to do so would never allow “the little man” to get to the top. We would never see the likes of glaziers or people who manage Sunday league teams hitting the big time ……………….oh just realised something ————–scrap what I’ve said.

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