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Great Displays Yesterday – Frenchman Our Man Of The Match

10:13 am, Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

One potential weakness in Moussa Sissoko’ game is that he doesn’t score enough goals, but he scored two very good goals yesterday, the first one simply brilliant, and that propelled Newcastle to a tremendous 4-1 win at Hull City, our second win in a row and seventh away win of the season, and we are in 8th place, 4 points above Southampton and 2 points behind Manchester United.

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Moussa Sissoko after scoring second goal

Moussa had another fine game, and this powerhouse player is the only one who has started every Premier League game this season for the team, and he now has three goals this season for Newcastle, and five goals overall for the club.

And both central midfielders Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita had good games yesterday, and completely controlled the midfield, and it’s really good to see Vurnon Anita coming into his own in the side, after Yohan Cabaye left last month, and the Dutchman got a last minute goal, his first league goal ever for Newcastle and second overall.

Vurnon is second in the poll, and Cheick Tiote next in line, and they are starting to form a decent central midfield partnership together – and that’s great to see.

And while Luuk de Jong didn’t score – he continues to look a good player at Newcastle, and is working well with Loic Remy – we just need to see some goals from this classy Dutchman.

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Tags: Cheick Tiote · Luuk de Jong · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Vurnon Anita


25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Brilliant game and has done what we all knew he was capable of, very pleased for the lad.

  • 2 croftus5678 // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    on aother subject did anyone see that newton and vukic scored again yesterday.

  • 3 jazzyp // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Agree mate deserves his place in the team above the likes of Benny and marvs. Is more consistant and offers more as a team player rather than the odd wonder goal

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    tequila…we disagree about making parallels.

    …when I say this is uncalled for and bad behavior you say you agree, but draw parallels to explain it is not worse then this or that. You site precedence.

    Trials and hearings or FA guidelines do not result in written decisions of a court of record and do not create precedent for future court decisions.

    It does not matter what others have or have not done. This is about what Pardew has done and it is just not acceptable that is all :)

    But yes he will get the punishment from the FA and he will get a punishment from the club. As he should and no one will site precedence!

    Good to see Sissoko having a great game again…hope he can keep it up! Hull have been doing great lately.

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    In Isolation the Incident may not be sackable

    But Pardew’s list is growing and the aggregation of them deserves sacking.

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:21 AM


    Actually the FA does use previous examples when the case is something out of the ordinary.

    They referred to Suarez’s ban in Holland when they issued him with a ban for the same offence, biting another player.

    So it does make sense to look at how others have been punished for similar incidents.

  • 7 jazzyp // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Not another disagreement mate with a fellow blogger. Your fast becoming the new ruddy lol.

  • 8 Oleg G // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Anyone can tell us here what our stats when we are playing with the Brazil kit?

    Maybe that is part of Brazil’s success? The shirts? The color? The ability to spot your own player easily on the field?

  • 9 magpie6699 // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    (Repost) SpecialK – I would guess that £100,000 is more like 2 months pay for Pardew.
    His behaviour is inexcusable, he deserves to be punished – 6- 10 match touchline ban. Anything more is a witch hunt in my opinion. And let’s be clear that the use of the term “head-butt” is ridiculous exaggeration – we could also describe Meyler (mackem reject) as “rugby-tackling” and “swinging a punch” – neither of which accurately describes the barging and hand-push that actually took place.
    It is so annoying that this is taking away from a great team performance and our second biggest win of the season. For that I am even more angry with Pardew.
    However, I am expecting a witch- hunt, led by the Press who will be sure of finding the FA an ally. After all the FA have a record of dealing out injustice as far as Newcastle are concerned; perhaps we should have been grateful they didn’t ban Haidara for giving McManaman’s studs a nasty bash with his knee-joint!

  • 10 beermonkey // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    cant complain at sissoko being motm
    I went for anita but really every1 out there deserves some credit as they all performed and put a shift in

    I hope pards when he reviews the match realises we need to get bodies in the box more often and that he can trust them and let them have the freedom to play a bit more
    fullham next they will a lot more drilled and solid by the time we play them in 2 weeks

  • 11 tequilamag // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Jesper, I think you misunderstand how disciplinary panels work if you think they do not have either set punishments for offences or guidelines from previous incidents.
    It does have parallels with a court of law, you are allowed to present a defence and answer to the charges brought against you. Punishments are handed out. If a players did the same thing it would be an automatic 3 match ban exactly the same as Remy.

  • 12 kt97toonarmy // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Repost. Half of you are goin on like you wouldnt do the same. Come on. Heres a senario for all of you. We are losing 1-0 to the scum with 4 minutes to go. Nd gus poyet gets in your face nd gloats about a 4th derby victory in a row. How would u react?

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM


    think it’s worse than player on player so more than 3, but not worse than racists abuse which got suarez 8.

    So surely they should go for 5/6/7 games at most.

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    TS…what you are describing is a person disciplined according to the same nature of the offense committed.

    Neither of those examples mentioned today or yesterday by you or others are offenses of the same nature.

  • 15 tequilamag // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    TS I agree it is not a good comparisom. Managers I believe will be judged to a higher standard than players. I would expect t least a 6 game ban

  • 16 tequilamag // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Jesper I am not sure what punishment Mourinho got for his eye poke but I would have thought at the very least they would both be classed as violent conduct.

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:34 AM


    the eye gouging by mourinho is of a similar nature, it was an attack (a worse one) on a fellow professional by a manager.

    It’s not often you will get a the exact same offense so there are some parallels to draw from it, although the FA will follow their disciplinary code.

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:34 AM


    he got a 2 game ban

  • 19 tequilamag // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    TS only 2 games, wow I am surprised at that.

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM


    i know, he also refused to apologise as he claimed he was defending his club

  • 21 kt97toonarmy // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    On the performance yesterday. We were dominent yesterday. Krul with class double save. 4 players could of had MOTM yesterday

    Anita- ran the midfield he showed yesterday that he is as good as everybody 1st thought.

    Debuchy- nowt got past him yesterday. His assist was class for the first goal.

    Sissoko- best ive seen sissoko since 3-2 against chelsa. He just stormed that right side popping in 2 goals. Hope he keeps it up.

    De jong- i thought de jong was class yesterday. Hes the type of striker remy needs up form hope we can sign them both (unlikley i no)

  • 22 kt97toonarmy // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Correction= form= front

  • 23 Sav // Mar 2, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    At last, a thread where we get to celebrate the win and performance.
    More NUFC fans would want Pardew sacked had he behaved like a saint and the team been beaten by Hull. The club have acted surprisingly fast and decisively which is a good sign and another reason for celebration. It will be chip-wrappings by Monday although the FA will have a chance to get their solemn black caps on while the hacks get to sharpen the axe. A bit disappointed in Shearer’s remarks.
    Fortunately for Pards, there’s always another story round the corner (cue Sol Campbell).
    The Meyler incident may have deflected attention from our two wins -a first one at the KC and midfield goals scored without Cabaye not to mention a bright-looking partnership starting to form between de Jong and Remy, but there must also be congratulations to the manager and his coaches for turning our bad run around.

    Lastly, is there room for any mitigation? It looks as though, despite the usual calm press conferences and easy demeanour, that the stress of working under Monster Mash, Joe Kinnear appointment, resignation of Llambias, Cabaye sale without replacement and heavy expectations has been taking its toll on the manager. Personally, I’m not surprised he’s tried to deck someone.

    Condolences to Coloccini our absent captain.

  • 24 Jan Stavik // Mar 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Tiote by a mile for me. He ran the show, and controlled midfield all afternoon.

    Superb team display, but I’m worried with Krul these days – he’s costing goals with his errors lately. And for the Pardew situation, a lot has been said already – sheer stupidity.

  • 25 toonicle // Mar 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Luuk could have had a goal yesterday!

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