Striker Impressed – Had Terrific Game At Hull – Pardew

Luuk de Jong didn’t score on Saturday for Newcastle, but we must say this lad looks a very good player in a Newcastle shirt, and seems to ooze class, and while he didn’t score at Hull – which is always the measure of a striker – Alan Pardew thought he had a terrific game with his all-round performance.

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Luuk de Jong – in the middle – he had terrific game at Hull

It was a fantastic win by Newcastle, and it’s been spoiled by Pardew’s antics, but we also need to report on the win – and the fact Newcastle have now won two games in a row, and Saturday was the best performance by a Newcastle team since Yohan Cabaye left us.

This is what Alan told the Shields Gazette in a rare interview about the actual game at Hull:

“We set the team up to be fast on the break, but we had to be strong defensively.” “Luuk had a lot of responsibility on Huddlestone.”

“I thought he had a terrific game for us. He impressed with his all-round performance.” “Obviously, Mapou came in for Colo.” 

“I thought Mapou and Luuk deserved special praise as well as Moussa, who had an outstanding game.”

Not only did Luuk play very well, but Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa had one of those games at the back, when he was steady and sure, and looked a very good player – so we hardly seemed to miss Colo on Saturday.

This is the type of performance Mapou needs to keep putting in at the club, and not those in which he seems prone to making wild tackles in and  around the penalty area.

But the truth is there were lots and lots of positives to take out of the game on Saturday in the fantastic 4-1 away win – and two goal Moussa Sissoko of course was simply awesome.

How much did we pay for him again? 😀

It also seems that Pardew likes what he sees in the young Dutch striker on loan from Borrusia Monchengladbach.

Should Alan Pardew Be Fired For His Behavior At Hull?

  • No (76%, 3,167 Votes)
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25 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1


    in pardews position, THE MANAGER. there is no excuse for his behaviour, he came out not long ago and said that remy was stupid,

    isn’t he meant to set an example ?

    he pushed the linesman and was warned about his future conduct, he ranted at pellegrini , got a warning for that,

    how many warnings should the guy get ?

    I don’t like the football under him, I don’t like what he says most of the time, contradicting himself all the time, and I don’t like how he represents the club,

    its just wrong

    I feel no matter what he does, the same guys stick up for him like he is a god

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    “Luuk had a lot of responsibility on Huddlestone.”

    Striker handling MF – I have lost hope

  • martoon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    catchy @1 – You could turn it on it’s head and say “No matter what he does the same guys want him sacked.” Look at the poll over 70% do not think he should be sacked. We don’t think he is a God but think the incident has been blown up out of all proportions by southern press!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4


    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 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    morning everyone. so, thug is being sentenced today . the very minimum must be banned till the end of season , a full stadium ban is the correct route. Football has been trying for about 30 years to get rid if the thuggery that used to be part and parcel of english football .
    They made the stadium all seater , they brought family enclosures into the stadium . People have been EDUCATED on how to behave at football games , the last thing we want is that thuggery creeping back into the sport . Its hard to believe i am not talking about the fans here , but the manager of NUFC. unbelievable i know , but that is just a measure of how bad things have become since ashley and his band of merry men took over NUFC

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Martoon, would the poll say the same if Cabaye did the pushing and Di Canio did the forehead pressing? I highly doubt it.

    It is unacceptable. Simple as that.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    souness is 100% right. what is pardews argument? GS got a flag and stuck it in the centre circle hahaha. now excuse me for being a bit naive here but , putting a corner flag in the centre circle and headbutting a player just coz hes trying to get the ball so he can carry on with the game , got in common ?? talk about clutching at straws

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    No player has the right to lay hands on a manager, in any circumstances

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Cabaye and Di Canio in that derby day loss I mean. Obviously both aren’t at the clubs anymore.

  • monasnyr99

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Himanshu – I think its because Huddlestone drops deep to get the ball from his defenders.
    I thought De Jong was outstanding on Saturday tbh, him and Remy are a perfect in a 442

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Ignoring the fact Souness had to be restrained by a police officer when trying to get his hands on an official?
    Glass houses

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12


    Fully agree

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13


    If that had been another manager doing it to us I’d call for him to be banned, not sacked, wouldn’t worry me what he does with his job as he’d only end up getting a different job.

    I don’t think it looks good for the club at all, but the fact we have fined and punished him has shown we will distance ourselves from his actions and him not getting anger management help shows we are correcting him and trying to help.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14


    When playing 2 forwards they need to drop into midfield and times and help, otherwise you end up over ran.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Exactly, which is what most people are saying, he deserves to be punished, but that’s the end of it

    I’d also want our player punished, just like when Cab’s shoved the ball boy, unacceptable from both player and manger yet the player seems blameless in this…

  • geordieboy83

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16


    Sourness planted a rival teams flag in the centre at their fiercest rivals ground, that my friend is likely to cause a frigging riot in turkey that’s his point. Seriously you think Pardew is a thug for reacting with a little tap after being pushed out the way. Did you not want us to play remy for the same thing? Pathetic absolutely pathetic that people are so desperate to see the manager who has us 8th in the table sacked, that they turn it into a mahoosive deal. Give over man.

  • toon kk

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Pardew is a good manager for the club, although we could do better, that ain’t gonna happen under Mash.

    The players have to take responsibility for not pulling there weight on occasions.

    What Pards did on sat was wrong but he showed passion, he got really involved which is good. At the end of the day he didn’t headbutt him it was a forward nudge.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Just having tea break reading the Independent Martin Hardy’s report on the game. He makes a interesting observation.
    “Do not under estimate the North-east element to the clash in Hull. Sunderland had a cup final yesterday. It was a stick to smash Newcastle with ever since the dramatic penalty shoot out victory at Manchester United. Meyler was a Sunderland player for five years. That is enough to be well schooled in the hatred that exists between the two clubs. It is enough to colour how you feel about Newcastle.
    Meyler in his haste to retrieve the ball, would never have dreamed of pushing Jose Mourinho or Arsene Wenger if they had stood in the visiting technical area, as he did Pardew. From that point Pardew loses and defence…”

    I agree would Meyler of pushed the likes of Mouriho, Wenger, Ferguson – think not

  • firebug666

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #19

    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.

  • Oldgit1

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    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 10:19 AM

    Comment #21


    Spot on

  • geordieboy83

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #22


    Cheers mate not condoning his actions but you have to see everything not just what u want to see and use as a stick to beat people qirh

  • geordieboy83

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #23


  • toon kk

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #24

    MA has made Newcastle into a laughing stock ( joke club) over the years. So what Pards did was all part of the whacky world of NUFC

  • HullMag6

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #25

    It was handbags at worst. Agent Bruce post match re Pards was right he lost it – he apologised end of.
    Take the fa punishment and move on.

    Stop the witch hunt.

    Under the current regime he’s the best we can get and we’re hanging in there – just. I have to agree the media will always be against us.


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