Pardew – Moussa Sisssoko Simply Outstanding On Saturday

Moussa Sissoko had one of his best games for Newcastle ever on Saturday, and the Magpie powerhouse scored two good goals, with the first one after 10 minutes being absolutely magnificent.

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Moussa Sissoko – smiling – simply outstanding on Saturday

There’s not too many players can score a goal like Moussa’s when he hit the ball beautifully into the back of the net from Mathieu Debuchy’s cut-back.

And it reminded us of the goals that Yohan used to score, and if Moussa can score more goals this lad is going toi be simply awesome for Newcastle.

This is what the Newcastle manager had to say today about the French International’s performance:

“Moussa was outstanding.” “I think his best performances have been down that side.” “People questioned putting him there at the start of the season, but he’s proved  that’s probably his best role.”

Of course Moussa used to play in central midfielder for Toulouse, but he is a threat down the wing, and he works his socks off for Newcastle, just like Yoan Gouffran also did on Saturday.

And Yoan was unlucky not to score, with his shot in the second half being parried by goalkeeper Allan McGregor, that led to Moussa’s second goal and Newcastle’s third.

Moussa was our Man of the Match with 40% of the vote, followed by Vurnon Anita (who looked very useful in central midfield) with 22%, and captain for the day Cheick Tiote on 11% – and Cheick had a solid game helped to control the midfield.

Every player seemed to put in a very good shift on Saturday, in what was a first-class team performance, and that augers well for our next two games – at Fulham in two weeks time, and then at home to Crystal Palace.

What do you think?

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23 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Moussa was so impressive Saturday, the lad was unplayable
    Shame he nicked LDJ’s goal mind 😉

    10 mins ago

    I know they will tot up past mis demeanours and have already had the discussion with Lilongwe

    The FA are the FA so anything could happen but given there ruling on an identical incident it’s hard to see how they can go all out on him
    The last manager to do this got a 4 match touch line ban, given he’s had past warnings i expect a 5 match ban with an additional 2 match ban suspended sentence to keep in check future dug out behaviour
    Yeah don’t think he could argue having say an equal suspended sentence say 5 games served now with a 5 match ban hanging over him

    Also not understanding the amount of criticism he’s getting for standing where he was!
    It’s his bloody technical area he can stand where the hell he likes!
    Every other manager does! Mourinho walked onto the pitch a couple of games back to shout instructions
    If they have an issue with that then they need to re think the set up of the technical areas

    The performance was superb, really was
    He had the team selection and tactics spot on, we frustrated a team 4th in the form table, heavily limited there chances which they have creating at will recently and broke on the counter superbly

    Everyone on the pitch for the first time in months looked like they wanted to be there and gave 100%
    Not a single player looked like they were lagging, they all knew each other’s role and the whole thing just clicked
    I think we have a pretty decent run in to be honest and can see Everton and Manure dropping a few points, we have to maintain the pressure and make sure we pick up points when we play both teams

    As i have said from the start rotonda Pardew is not blameless, he was rash and deserves the fine and a fitting suspension, but he media witch hunt from the media and fans is bloody pathetic

    I have absolutely no interest discussing Pardews “thuggish” behaviour with someone with an agenda who tries to back his points by offering them out in the car park any time any place and then resorts to homophobic slurs and insults

    Funny that MA apparently wants him so bad and yet has been presented with a golden opportunity and had done zip about it….

  • stuart no9

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Ignoring the fact Souness had to be restrained by a police officer when trying to get his hands on an official?
    Glass houses———– ok , but did he headbut a player ?
    he got restrained by a police officer or steward , happens lots- havnt seen any manager headbut a player though!

  • Oldgit1

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m surprised that supporters don’t yet realise how NUFC is hated by all medias, sky esp. All papers want us to fail. This has been going on for a longtime.

    My earliest memory was when our Sir less scored in a match with Chelsea in a cup at least I think it was Chelsea, way back and the bbc gave us no credit at all, and rather than praise our team they slated us and we won!!!!

    It’s then against us always has been and always will be.

    Ok Pardew did wrong but if it was a player would we be looking for him to be banned for say upto 10 matches,

    A lot of supporters on here needs a reality check, support the players and support the manager.

    Don’t be like sheep

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    You didn’t see it because the officials did there job properly
    Meyler should never of been allowed to shove a manager, that’s just as unacceptable

    You also missed Geordieboy83 point about the ramifications of planting a flag in the middle of the pitch during one of the most ferocious derbies in Europe
    But that doesn’t matter because Souness didn’t lean into any one?

  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    So we are now saying that the intent to do violence is ok, as long as the stewards and police are fast enough to prevent it?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Exactly mate thank you! You can do what you want as long as a steward is quick off the mark!!!;)

  • firebug666

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    From Previous Thread,

    AP was 100% wrong for his REACTION to the assault by Meyler, yet I find it strange that apart from a yellow card no other action is being taken against a player who assaulted our manager.

    I have no love for AP and voted for him to be sacked, not just for this recent offence but because I want him out of our club.

    However it beggars belief that Meyler is walking away from this smelling of roses, and even his manager has come out spouting how proud he is of his player.

    In every sense of the word “overreacted” is all AP has done, but it was an overreaction to being assaulted.

    Meyler should also be brought before the FA for his initial assault on AP in his technical area,

    As for Luuk de Jong, he was given a difficult job to do looking after Huddlestone, and he did it very well, he also held up the ball well and linked play in the final third allowing us to get more men involved. Hats off to the lad, now give him a contract he will get even better I think.

  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    I just think this whole thing is twisted out of shape, to the point that anyone who missed the incident will be picturing the following scene….

    A drooling, rabbid Pardew, red eyed and snarling, picking up a poor terrified hull player with one hand, and despite pleading of “no. No.nooooo dont hurt me” pardew plants a ferocious head but of chuck norris proportions on him, spitting his head like a watermelon!

  • the truth will out

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    there has been a few instance heres one not to mention exeters 3 match ban 350 quid fine quoted earlier in the blog

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s also alright to perform an act that could potentially trigger a riot, because he did put hands on anybody
    It’s also ok to walk over and kick a player in the face, because your also a player and not a manager….

  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Meanwhile, Souness and shearer are skipping round in pink leotards preaching peace and love to mankind!

  • Oldgit1

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #12

    @ Stuart no 9 I have seen a lot of drivel on this site but yours is the worst. A typical sheep desperate to get on the band wagon.

    Was anybody hurt? Was there blood? It was a simple case of him of him leading with his head, was there contact, no.

    You have an ulterior motive, at least be honest and come out with “he is not a good manager lets get rid, then discuss the reason why.

    Don’t be a sheep.

  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Ok maybe scrap the pink leotards……

  • mag

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    The Pardew shuffle will probably make the team rally behind him especially if he gets a stadium ban which is taking things to ridiculous extremes. Greg Dyke is out too make a name for himself by blowing the whole incident out of proportion.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Luckily my sources managed to sneak some footage of Meyler giving testimony in the FA disciplinary hearing

  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #16


    Exactly. Souness could have been directly responsible for thousands of deaths in such a volatile situation. These situations are totally different, and i am not advocating pardews actions at all, the guy needs to calm the funk down! But certain people in football are by far worse characters, and they seem to be the ones doing the judging

  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #17


    hahahahaha forgot how funny that episode was.

  • ballerfan2

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #18

    Pardew was stupid to do what he did, no doubt. However, would Meyler have acted as he did had it been SBR standing in the tech area? Of course not. Meyler knew what he was doing when he barged into Pardew and as I say, Pardew was daft enough to react to it.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Oldgit, Stuart is expressing his opinion on a clown of a manager putting his head on the face of another player’s. It is unacceptable.

    No blood? No hurt? Come off it. That is ridiculous. He should not be doing that and whatever the result of the F.A. he has to deal with it because he was stupid enough to not keep his temper in check.

    He’s done that when we were winning and after a little collision push, which Pardew pushed back on too. I dread to think what he would have done if it was during the Tottenham game.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Blown out of proportion is a massive under statement. The media are making it out like Pardew pulled out a gun.

    Jeff Stirling on sky sportd ws like was like OMG I’ve never seen everything like it before. Souness and shearer were like he should get sacked.

    Then u have ppl callin Pardew a thug, a criminal and talking about assault. It all a piss take.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #21

    never known anyone getting arrested for sticking a flag in a centre circle before , HOWEVER , if some people think that is as bad as a HEADBUT, on a player for trying to retrieve a ball , then so be it . nowt stranger than folk

  • stuart no9

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #22

    oldgit , when ashley first arrived on the scene after about 1 year on the scene , i indicated that this man was not going to be one to take us to the next level , when all you ‘SHEEP’ as you put it , were saying ‘give him time , give him till the next window. everyone followed everybody else, scared to say something about our wonderful owner in case you rocked ther boat, oh cant say things like that , i might not be liked anymore on this site anymore if i say that. scared to voice your opinion in case some one didnt like it- thats a sheep , i ve always been against him. pardew came on the scene. straight away i said – bad call the mans crap , i said that then and ill say it now . but, all you little sheep , as you put it , followed every one around the field . ‘oh you cant say that about our manager you might upset the team’ ffs grow some bollocks . me the sheep ?? people are just coming out the closet now saying pardews crap because ‘ every body else is saying that , i have said it for years , so before you start calling people sheep , look first to see what the expression means.always voiced my own opinion , always will , if thats being a sheep , your a very odd fellow.

  • unicorn toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #23

    well said stuart


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