Powder Puff Newcastle Lose 1-0 – Managerless And Leaderless


Newcastle were beaten by a team who had conceded 65 games in their 29 games before today’s game against Newcastle,  but Newcastle were (again) held goalless for the seventh time in the last twelve league games, and when Loic Remy has missed four games since his sending off at Norwich,  we have failed to score in every single one of those games  – and if that’s not a cause for concern we don’t know what is – because Remy will not be at Newcastle next season, and he will also be missing the next two games.

dejagah scores winner fulham

Ashkan Dejagah scores the winner after 68 minutes 🙁

Newcastle dropped to 9th place after Southampton beat Norwich 4-2 at home today and the Saints are now 2 points ahead of us, although we do have a game in hand on them, and we play them two weeks today at St. Mary’s.

There were not many chances in this game, and Holtby had the first chance after 32 minutes,  and  Tim Krul made a decent save as he put the ball over the cross-bar.

And then three minutes later it looked like Papiss Cisse would score as his shot from a Moussa Sissoko right wing cross seemed to be headed for the net, but Davide Stockdale made a terrific diving save – the save of the game.

It was 0-0 at the half after a rather dull first 45 minutes.

In the second half a Johnny Heitinga shot hit the crossbar and then bounced onto the line, and it was touch and go whether it had crossed the line, but the technology seemed to work, and the ball did not quite fully cross the line.

But that was a wake up call for Newcastle, and then Cisse had a decent shot again well saved by goalkeeper David Stockdale, who was preferred to Dutch International Stekelenburg for this game – now we know why.

But Fulham then scored the all important first goal,  when they broke quickly from defense and substitute Dejagah beat Krul with a low shot to Tim’s left – and maybe it’s just us – but we think Tim could have done better.

Newcastle tried to get the equalizer in the last 20 minutes or so, and there was a decent appeal for a penalty in added time.

It looked like former Everton defender Johnny Heitinga handled the ball in the box – but referee Howard Webb waved play on – but it looked like a penalty to us.

Time ran out and it was simply a terrible result for Newcastle, and the display wasn’t much better, and once again we failed to score for the 7th time in the last 12 league games, and for the fourth successive time when Loic Remy has not been in the side.

And previous to this win Fulham’s had seven defeats and two draws in their last nine games, and this is their first win in the last 10 league games, and their last win was a 2-1 win at home to West Brom on New Years Day – so Newcastle are again so inconsistent, and game we are expected to win – we don’t.

It was also Felix Magath’s first win as the Fulham manager.

Newcastle are simply too much like a Jekyll And Hyde side this season – one week we look great and the next week we look terrible.

We hammer Hull City and hit four goals against a decent side, and then we lose to a side who had seven defeats and two draws in their previous nine league games and have conceded 65 goals this season – and we cannot even score against them. 🙁

And as we said in our first report – it will bring up the question of how many points Alan Pardew’s stupid and immature headbutt on David Meyler will cost Newcastle United through the end of this season.

And too many defeats in those games – especially against bottom of the league teams – will not be good for Alan Pardew.

Depending on how Newcastle fare in the next six games of Pardew’s ban, will ultimately determine how big a hit to the club the manager’s stupidity on the touchline at Hull City really was.

The first game of the ban was simply a terrible result and not a good display either – that’s for sure.

Did we ever say it was really difficult being a Newcastle fan? 😀

Teams:

Fulham (4-4-1-1): David Stockdale; John Heitinga, Fernando Amorebieta, Brede Hangeland (c), Kieran Richardson; Pajtim Kasami (Ashkan Dejagah 61, Dan Burn 87), Steve Sidwell, William Kvist, Alex Kacaniklic; Lewis Holtby (Sascha Riether 82); Cauley Woodrow
Subs not used: Maarten Stekelenburg, John Arne Riise, Patrick Roberts, Hugo Rodallega

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita (Sylvain Marveaux 82), Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong (Adam Armstrong 86); Papiss Cisse (Shola Ameobi 71)
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)

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133 comments so far

  • Thump

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Read the headline as “Power Puff” and the first thought was “fcuk me, these transfer stories are getting a bit out of hand…

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  • MosesNUFC

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Can we still sack pardew over gross misconduct? IMO we should sack him and get laudrup, a top young manager who can bring attacking and attractive football

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Without Remy or a striker on his level we are bang average .

    Also how are two DM’s in Anita & Tiote supposed to get assists ? , the closest thing to Cabaye we have in Marveaux barely gets a look in .

    We need to clear some serious dead weight in the summer with the likes of Shola, Cisse and Obertan . De Jong has till the end of the season to start scoring or he can jog on as well .

    This summer window is make or break for NUFC I’m afraid and we are dealing with Mike Ashley ladies and gentlemen .

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  • Thump

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #4

    @Moses: Nah, he’s already been disciplined by the club. It would be wrongful dismissal.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #5

    moses ya mean the laudrop that turned a great playing team into relegation fodder?

    no thanks ta

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I think with Remy injured we need to drastically change our line up and inject some creativity into the side :

    —————————Krul—————————–

    –M’biwa——–Willo———Collo——–Haidara–

    ————Tiote————————Anita————

    —Sissoko————Marveaux————HBA——

    ————————-Gouffran————————-

    I like Dummet but Haidara is still the best LB at the club . Gouff is the only player that has scored more than a few goals this season and is wasted out wide IMO .

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  • MosesNUFC

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #7

    manxpie he made swansea a better outfit than rodgers had with them

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  • Taff the Mag

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Two words, Woeful, Dire

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #9

    no he didn’t he got lucky finding a goal scorer

    take michu out of that season and they’d have seriously struggled

    he even loaned out one of there best players to the scum

    plus he had much more money to spend than rodgers and there currently in a relegation battle that of course has nothing to do with them being in europe remember?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Manx

    I’ve replied to you on the last thread.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Last season we would have gone down without Ba’s goals before he left, this season we would be in the bottom three without Remy.
    Poorly run club relying on one goal scorer, all to save Mash money.

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  • dufuss

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Anyone but Parnutt

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  • ramboreilly

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    if we lose or do badly either in the next two matches,or struggle till the end of the season.pardew should be sacked.It is clear we are going to struggle without a manager,it is completely100% his fault.He should have resigned in my opinion,but he loves his self too much to do that.I think his future is in carver and stones hands.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #14

    why do people bang on about laudrup

    in the middle of a run of losses he lets the squad off training so he could get away for a few day
    there are lots of other negative stories surrounding the man he is not a manager to take us forward
    and he would jump ship and move as soon as a better offer comes in

    but we wont get a better manager till we have an owner who opens his wallet and makes regular investment in the team

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Toonkk

    Mikey backed graham carr by paying £10m for cisse. Is it Mikey’s fault that cisse has lost his shooting boots?

    He’s backed carr too by paying a fortune to get de jong here. If he gets loan players, he gets hammered, but if he signs a dud on a long contract, he gets hammered as well.

    Did you want de jong before we took him on?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Good evening gents and blackley

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #17

    toon kk probably not infact we’d probably been better off with him still out on the left and cisse still up top on his own lol

    my point is laudrop has turned a very good playing side into relegation fodder at the same time declaring that the europa has no impact on league form plus spending big money!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Blackley

    De Jong is only on loan and if he keeps failing to score I wouldn’t make the deal permanent .

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #19

    On a positive not the Makems are down 🙂 . Their remaining fixtures are horrible .

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #20

    come on france!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Moses
    Gross misconduct??? What gross misconduct losing the game??
    He’s already been punished by the club

    When are people going to wise up, if he hasn’t been sacked for finishing 16th, hasn’t been sacked for what is being classed (loosely) as assault then chances are pretty high he’s not going anywhere

    As for Laudrupp, taken a style implemented over two managers (Martinez and Rodgers) built over a decade, completely undone it, blown huge amounts on transfers and got nowhere

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #22

    BPC
    🙂
    The scum have had there patch where they have played well and still haven’t out the bottom 3

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Bpc

    Yeah, mikey gets lambasted for his loan deals, but it seems like a sensible move to me.

    I’ve said at the start that de jong looked like a lanky streak of piss with a powder puff shot. He had since shown a little bit more to his game, but he’s only 5 out of 10 for me so far. Yes he might adjust by the middle of next season but can we afford to gamble? We need a confident goalscorer.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Welshie

    How did you escape room 101?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Looks like Ireland are close to beating france

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  • rex

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Newcastle wont sign delong hes awful thump and manpie are a couple of arseholes sweet far each other

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #27

    I don’t care If we have to give Remy the freedom of Newcastle as a signing on bonus, just give him whatever he wants. We need him badly as it can be the difference between us having a good season or a poor one, just like when we lost Ba .

    Imagine if we had kept Ba and now made Remy a permanent deal .

    ———-Remy———-Ba———-HBA———-

    Don’t sell our best players eh ? .

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Well folks that was a rubbish game -results wise though -good for Fulham.
    Our display was very,very poor -and that is putting it mildly.
    Despite missing a couple of players it does however reveal that we need half a team of summer entrants to the club.
    I might be seeing why De Jong -was unable to secure himself a starting place in Germany. We are woeful in attack, have no midfield creativity and appear to be going to “wing it” until the end of the season. This is not progress at all.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Disallowed try for france

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  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #30

    why can people be so keen on laudrup coming in place of pardew when laudrup has left swansea in as back a state now as the one we all wanted pardew sacked for.

    europe can’t be an excuse for this relegation
    michu out can’t be accepted as an excuse when we were without ba for just as long.
    Also don’t forget they brought in bony as a striker we only brought in a CM

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Blackley you are a 24 carat plonker as Del Boy would say

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Blackley
    Unfortunately CF are the most desired player in football
    One good season can see the value of a CF rocket so where do we go from here?

    Ideally to fit the clubs player policy we want to get a striker with potential who we can develop and by the time that CF has turned into a good CF we need another already developing which granted to MA is a sensible policy if trying to make the club self sufficient, where that policy falls down is whilst you have a player developing you need a consistent CF already on the books
    Come the end of the season we won’t have one so he’ll have to spend big this summer imo

    In hindsight he should of just taken the clauses out of Demba’s contract and offered him a 50-60k contract

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  • rex

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Black and brown you.are a rite burk some of the crap you stick on here joke you sound like working lass

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Well said rex

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #35

    @ rex

    90 % of the people who attend St. James’ Park and support NUFC worldwide are working class m8 . Nothing to be ashamed of at all .

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  • MosesNUFC

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Laudrup won the capital one cup. He did have an inherited squad from martinez and rodgers, but he changed their style to more attacking and free flowing with the 4-2-3-1, got Swansea playing mouth watering football week in week out, beat pardew three times in a row now. he had swansea outplaying the likes of arsenal and liverpool. i think with our squad laudrup would flourish with us, attacking full backs in debuchy/santon/haidara, luxury players like ben arfa who i think laudrup would be able to get the best out of. Ok yes michu was scoring most of their goals, but isn’t that what remy and ba were doing for us? He was sacked wrongly earlier this season, the main problem he had was michu was out injured and they had europe to deal with, but they still played some great stuff, you could argue thats what happened to pardew last season but we played the most long balls out of any team last season, no plan b, couldn’t get the best out of average players and persistently played gutierrez.

    Someone like Michael Laudrup or maybe marcelo bielsa would be perfect for us.

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  • rex

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #37

    Wor. Lass

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Tads

    I agree CFs are the top priority.

    We need graham carr to do a good job and pull one out of the hat. Is he capable? Could a new manager come in and transform cisse?

    I’d make that position the one exception to a wages cap.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #39

    tads

    we tried to renegotiate ba’s contract and I think he want nearer the 100k mark might be wrong

    ba’s release clause was good for both sides due to the knee situation, win some lose some we cant complain we cabs for 4mill through one

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  • toon kk

    Mar 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #40

    B and B
    cisse should have been sold in January and De jong is worth trying on a loan but he was hardly a proven goal scorer when we got him, so personally we should of been spending to on someone to get us goals. Now we just rely on Remy.

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