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Newcastle 0 Everton 3 – Full Match Report

10:35 pm, Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 143 Comments

Everton took the chances they created  tonight in brilliant style, and that was enough to give them a 3-0 win over a Newcastle side that worked hard and never gave up, but we just didn’t have the class of some of the Everton players on display at St. James’ Park tonight, and that was our sixth home league defeat of the season.

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Ross Barkley after scoring superb first goal

Everton are a very good side, and they played near their best tonight ,but Newcastle came out of the blocks like a steam train, and in the first couple of minutes of the game we had three chances blocked by the Everton defense.

First it was Luuk de Jong whose left foot shot was deflected high and wide, and from the resulting Paul Dummett corner, Papiss Cisse had his shot kicked off the line and then Yoan Gouffran also had a shot blocked.

Everton started to come into the game after such a strong start from the home side, and after 18 minutes Tim Krul made a great save, as Ross Barkley cut inside and found Romelu Lukaku who turned quickly and shot,  and Tim left his leg in the way of the ball to make the save.

After 22 minutes Sissoko burst through and there was a half chance for Cisse in the inside left position, but his shot was deflected for a corner.

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Ross Barkley fires home Everton’s first

And from the corner Everton went on a lightning breakaway, and it was Barkley who got to the cleared ball first just outside of his own penalty area, and he raced away from the Newcastle players, and then cut inside from the right and smashed the ball into the back of the net with his left foot, as the Newcastle defenders tried to get back.

It was a great goal from the young 20 year-old England International and you need a  lot of skill to be able to score a goal like that.

The goal was evidence of just how quickly Everton can break from the back, and after Newcastle had shown some promise in the first 20 minutes, we were 1-0 down.

On 27 minutes de Jong tried to get past Sylvain Distin, and the Dutchman fell down in the box, but  no way was that a penalty.

After 33 minutes the very strong Sissoko played the ball to Vurnon Anita, who did a neat one two with de Jong to set up Papiss Cisse, but  Cisse’s shot was blocked by the Everton defenders.

Half time came and it was still 1-0 and Newcastle had played well, but we hadn’t taken maybe two or three difficult chances that had been created – and Everton did.

But Newcastle had shown a lot of energy and determination against a very good looking Everton side in the first 45 minutes.

Tiote hit a terrific shot after 57 minutes that American goalkeeper Tom Howard blocked – and Cheick must be practicing these shots – hes getting a lot better at them, and of course he almost broke the cross-bar on Saturday against Palace.

Ben Arfa came on after 59 minutes for de Jong, and the Dutch striker was again was disappointing in this game, and he seems to be too lightweight for the Premier League.

On 61 minutes a good right wing cross from Vurnon Anita was met on the volley by Yoan Gouffran just outside the penalty area,  and his blistering left foot shot was only just over the bar.

Ben Arfa was getting the ball a lot and he was a threat to the Everton defenders, who seemed to know the Frenchman would come straight at them – and he did.

After 75 minutes Sylvain Marveaux came on for Yanga-Mbiwa, as John Carver wanted Newcastle to go all out for a goal, and Newcastle were surging forward, much like we did against Crystal Palace on Saturday. but we needed a goal.

After 78 minutes more  great work by Ben Arfa in the penalty area, as he beat three (four?) men and then went along the bye line and put the ball across the goal and then amazingly Anita somehow managed to put the ball wide – it what a sitter – and the Dutchman missed it.

The Dutchmen held his head in his hands, but that was a big miss and a goal at that point was just what Newcastle needed, as the lads were coming at Everton, with Ben Arfa again the danger man.

And with Newcastle piling forward a quick breakaway again caught Newcastle short at the back, and much like the first goal, the  Newcastle defenders couldn’t get back and it was Osman who smashed the ball into the back of the net to make it a rather flattering 3-0.

The Newcastle players played with enthusiasm and drive tonight, but we just didn’t have the skill – especially in putting the ball into the back of the net  -  and the Everton players showed how to do it.

And Everton got their first away win since they beat Swansea in South Wales just before the turn of the year, and they are now 11 points ahead of us with a game in hand.

And with Arsenal drawing 2-2 with Swansea at the Emirates tonight, after being 1-0 down after 72 minutes, Everton are only 6 points behind Arsenal with a game in hand.

It just wasn’t Newcastle’s night tonight.

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(4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Sylvain Marveaux 75), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong (Hatem Ben Arfa 59), Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Shola Ameobi

Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, John Stones, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Leon Osman (c), Ross Barkley (Steven Naismith 82), Gerard Deulofeu; Romelu Lukaku
Subs not used: Joel Robles, Luke Garbutt, Antolin Alcaraz, Tyias Browning, Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas

Referee: Lee Mason

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143 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fray bentos // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Ah the kings of contradiction continue to swamp this blog

    Love it how Martinez is the best manager going yet losing to his side is somewhat disgraceful

    Funny that

    Course he’s better than Pardew, anybody can see that but was Ashley ever gonna employ him, ofcourse not, get over it

  • 2 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    bentos who has the better squad out of us n everton?

  • 3 fray bentos // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Everton but without their 2 loans im not sure

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    I actually prefer our squad, but there manager ;)

    …their team though fits better to the ways Martinez thinks football – if ours were a bit like WHam’s then it would be a perfect match for Pardew!

    …but it’s not!

  • 5 swisstone // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Were people watching the same game ?

    We passed the ball well? Anita a cracking little player?

    Our passing was terrible!! Lazy, casual attitude across all aspects of our game. Gareth barry looked like a world beater, absolutely zero pressure put on him all game

    Then carver comes out and says they gave their all and were honest??? Grow some balls your better than pardew mark II

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Hi everybody I am new on this blog so be nice to me as it’s my first time on here tonight

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM


  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Hello manxpie nice to meet you

  • 9 fray bentos // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    I think with Martinez, he is a good manager no doubt about it but he has been left a nice defensive foundation to build on with what Moyes has left him in my opinion

    Still a cracking job considering the resources they have

  • 10 Graeme // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    I’m not voting for any of them – they aint worth the effort.

  • 11 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    exactly bentos there’s is better
    they have loaned well and had very few injuries

    we have sold our best player plus had key injuries and shown that our replacements aren’t good enough!

    but that equates to pardew being utter shit and martinez a great manager!!

  • 12 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Graeme…now you know how I feel mate ;)

    …I am not even watching this crap!

  • 13 dufuss // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    a stick is a better manager than pardew
    at least you can whack the players with it

  • 14 89Norcal // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    All this bickering and moaning… Did any of you stop to think that maybe the lads was tired?

  • 15 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    but remember jesper its the best squad ever!

  • 16 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    I thought remy deserved being man of the match

    Ha ha

  • 17 fray bentos // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM


    Im just glad were not Arsenal, they lost by twice our scoreline, so they must be twice as shit

  • 18 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Yanga = shit at right back and came storming into that clearance which allowed barkley the ball, everytime he got it it was like a hot potato! Centre back he is!

    Colo = shit! Was too close to lukaku all game and was getting pulled all over the shop and hasn’t got the pace to recover. Usually good positional wise too! 2nd goal was deffo at fault although what the fcuk dummett was doing is anyone’s guess the little tit

    Dummett = shit as said above plus shit set pieces and Crosses

    Goofy = shit tonight, no helping dummett out even after numerous warnings, crap passing too! Like him alot too but tonight was dreadful

    The rest did ok I thought

    No attacking impetus apart from sissoko and when benny came on and as somebody said Everton weren’t great but showed class with their finishing.

    HBA has to start at saints imo

    Are you watching fatty we need players! Tight cnut!

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Nice to see everybody’s in a good mood I mean you are like this when we win matches

    Swans 2-2

    Get in

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    manx…it is definitely the best squad post SBR!

  • 21 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    bentos by some on here thats right lol

    the facts are we havent got a balanced team that has been top 8 for years
    and by balanced i mean in attack and defense!

    but yeah the way to go now is play arfa n marv see wat happens we can’t get europe or get relegated

    but i don’t think we’d have reached 40 points if we’d started arfa n marv in every game!!

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    The worrying thing is we played better than we did on Saturday buoyed by a fortunate win, god only knows what would have happened if we played Everton first, I hope fatty has got something up his sleeve because nine blanks in fifteen won’t get that coveted top ten next season.

  • 23 beermonkey // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    old willo been solid all year but I would like him to take a couple of weeks of just to see if we can take a set piece with out it being aimed at him

    what makes them think it will be different today it seems such a waste

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    At least there was a bit of noise coming out of the Gallowgate tonight.

  • 25 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM


    It’s like groundhog day with EVERY single set piece! Oh oh I know let’s float the ball to willo at the far post coz we haven’t tried that yet and the other team won’t know what’s hit em! Get real pardspew because everyone knows what we do and it NEVER WORKS YOU COKNOSE spineless cnut! And yes the set pieces are down to pardspew

  • 26 fray bentos // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM


    Agree about balance, when the priority in signing players is bargaining and getting cut price deals rather than gaining balance to the actual team then I imagine this can’t make it very easy for the manager and the average one at that

    With nothing to lose or gain now, we have to start playing some attacking youngsters for the rest of the seasons

  • 27 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    jesper ya right as we’ve had 2 top 10 finishes in 3 years
    but remember other teams have massively improved and actually spent money!

    2 teams spending a billion remember and another spending over 100 mill in 1 window!!

    plus wat annoys me is our own fans make excuses for other teams instead of praise pardew!

    when we finished 5th CHELSEA who have spent billions and had a team of superstars “under performed” or “there manager was crap” and the same for liverpool!

    shocking really!

  • 28 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    I’m not having that every set piece taken by different players is THEIR own choice so,it’s clearly clueless pardspew who tells them what to do

  • 29 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Passing was woeful, we retained the ball only when they sat back, we fell right into the laps and got picked off on the counter attack

    I said before the game, Yanga would get torn apart at RB against that team, he got completely anhialated

    Colo had probably the worst game he’s had in a Black and White shirt
    Lukaku had him in his pocket, he dragged him left right and center to create space, his reading of the game and positional sense went missing completely tonight

  • 30 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    just got back from match
    First ten minutes we played well could of scored
    from then on went rapidly downhill.
    to slow in passing no movement off the ball and gave it away far too easy and powder puff in tackles got brushed off the ball to easy.

    All three goals came from our mistoooookks
    Everton far the better team – In so far the best team I have seen at St James’ this season. All wanted the ball found space easy and attacked directly and at pace

    Defence were poor made to many mistakes
    Dummett very slow and ponderous -. Mbiwa
    and Colo were poor. Williamson OK
    Anita – neat and tidy but no killer ball and gets knocked off the ball too easy.
    Goufran – worst game in a Toon shirt – yet nearly scored spectacular goal.
    Sissoko – did ok
    Tiote my man of the match by a mile.
    Du Jong – too lightweight and to slow at decision making.
    Cisse had a good game ran the channels but our midfield did not pick them out
    Krul did nothing wrong

  • 31 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Anyway I’ve had my little moan so it’s time for my bed just gutted that I’ll never get that 90 minutes of my life back!

    Oh yeah

    Fatty out
    Pardspew out
    Stroller out

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Manx…I don’t think you need to spend money each season!

    …our problem is we don’t plan ahead and we don’t replace what we loose – we will never get anywhere like that :)

    We think reactive instead of pro-active – and the club talk a good game, but rarely deliver.

    Pardew gets both praise and criticism, the thing just is the negative outnumbers the positive!

  • 33 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    average so who’s our other set piece taker in this best squad ever?

    or who’s our other attacker for corners that can actually win a ball in the air?

  • 34 beermonkey // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM


    our first team is predictable once you know the injuries
    and our set plays are predictable
    it drives me up the wall

    most teams get prob 7 to 10 goals a season from set plays we get none its been the same for 2 seasons
    i cannot believe this has not been addressed

    given the defensive nature of the football pardew plays set pieces should be a huge part of how we win games

    look at the way pulis teams attack a set piece

  • 35 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    John Carver winding Ashley up ?

    Putting Shola on for no good reason in the 90th min just cost Ashley about £15k in appearance money..John nailed his colours to the mast regards what he thinks of Ashley .

  • 36 Schwefelberg // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Ashley must leave the Game a happy Man.

    He cashed out the best asset and used temporary players to keep in the premier League and make we don’t qualify for the Europa.

    He probably thinks it’s funny that Pardew has his feet up with Whiskey and Cigar while we are thrashed in front of our own fans and get 100k out of Pardew for the pleasure.

    This DISASTER Train just rolls on.

  • 37 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:25 PM


    I’m pretty sure Anita takes the other corners and that’s the excuse for not trying something different because willo can head the ball? How many times has it come off? Very rarely and how many times does he actually win the first header? Again very rarely! Why not try it with a bit of bend or speed? Nar to hard that we’ll just lump it to willo with the same outcome everytime lol! The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over again with the same outcome!

  • 38 Jail for Ashley // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Charlie, are you calling that volley sent into the Gallowgate nearly scored, we really are in trouble next season if that’s the closest we get to goals.

  • 39 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Meant manx Damn predictive txt lol

    But in all seriousness you think willo wins the headers?

  • 40 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    jesper thats a load of rubbish!

    so your saying you don’t need to spend when you finish 5th with a very very small squad

    or spend for a euro campaign or after a very poor relegation struggle??

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Posted this before the game

    March 25, 2014
    Honestly can’t call this match
    We really don’t have an overly attack minded squad
    Tiote and Anita are not really attackers
    Goofy and Sissoko on the wings do well but aren’t the biggest threat
    De Jong, doing okay as a hold up player but doesn’t look a big goal threat
    Cisse, bagged one, not as optimistic as others that the floodgates will now open!
    Mbiwa didn’t look great getting forward on the flank, Dummett looked good at the back but not overly special going forward

    Then our bench the only real attacking options are HBA and Marveuax, one struggling with fitness (grew into the palace game mind) and the other hasn’t played regular football for nearly 3 years!!

    Then you look at Everton
    Seamus Coleman, Playing very well, attacking the flanks and getting in amongst the goals
    Sylvain Distin, Dangerous from set pieces
    Leighton Baines, huge danger on the flanks deadly from set pieces, and we give a lot free kicks away from 20-25 yards
    James McCarthy, gets forward and links the midfield well
    Ross Barkley, Very busy player, very quick great with the ball could really be dangerous tonight
    Gerard Deulofeu, Lightning quick, not on great form but with Yanga playing out of position he could give him a nightmare Romelu Lukaku, Enough said!

    And with Aiden McGeady and Kevin Mirallas to come off the bench there a very very dangerous team

    Bit skeptical i know!

    Is it sad that NUFC is that predictable and one dimensional?

  • 42 Average_Contents // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Deffo nighty night time now fellow bloggers have fun and don’t argue too much ;)

  • 43 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    A parachute jump is the scariest thing that I have ever,ever , refused to do .

  • 44 custurd // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Any one know why HBA and Haidara are parked on the bench while de Jong and Dummet continue to play like a pair of donkeys? Just wandering.

    I was hoping some of Sir Bob’s magic may have rubbed off on Carver having been his right hand man for five years. I guess he’s been Pardew’d too.

  • 45 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    I did do a parachute jump once ,,never again, because halfway down the bloke I was strapped to said to me

    ….how long have you been an instructor ?

  • 46 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    average when cabeye was here we did do them now and then
    but wat i’m saying is even with cabeye when have we seen a whipped ball in the box?
    when we do it hits the 1st man!

    as i said we havent in this greatest squad ever got a fuskin set piece man!

  • 47 tartangeordie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Terrible performance, no creativity no movement. Sideways football or backwards. Dummet and mbwia gave us nothing going forward. No one to bomb on and double up with left/ right midfield. Cisse worked hard, made the runs which no one sees. He is a poacher with no service. Gouffran looked like he was lost tonight. Sissoko great 10 minutes at the start and then influenced nothing. Williamson, championship player, works hard can’t fault his effort simply not good enough. Collo was being pulled all over the place by the movement of Barkley in between the defence and midfield. No influence from the captain.
    Team looked more balanced when Ben arfa came on, Anita and Ben arfa on the right gave more of a threat. Season over, play the kids, tell the rest to play for their futures. Give us some ambition please mr Ashley.

  • 48 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    oh yeah jail your to blame for tonight again!!

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Manx…I’ll retype it for you if you don’t care to read it:

    “Manx…I don’t think you need to spend money each season!

    …our problem is we don’t plan ahead and we don’t replace what we loose – we will never get anywhere like that

    We think reactive instead of pro-active – and the club talk a good game, but rarely deliver.

    Pardew gets both praise and criticism, the thing just is the negative outnumbers the positive!”

  • 50 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    I said to the wife , I’m going to a fancy dress party dressed as a small Island off the coast of Italy, she said,
    Dont be S’silly

  • 51 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    I went to Sooties barbecue, and I had a Sweepstake

  • 52 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    OG…do you want drum loops? ;)

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Don’t argue with my mate manxpie

  • 54 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Does every sentence have to contain a vegetable ?

    Not nesecelery

  • 55 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I once played the part of the back half of a pantomime wasp

    I thought I was the bees Knees

  • 56 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Jesper this is taking me mind of the result tonight

  • 57 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    ok jesper i’ll repost mine too! after reposting your 1st sentence which is my point btw!

    “Manx…I don’t think you need to spend money each season!”

    “jesper thats a load of rubbish!

    so your saying you don’t need to spend when you finish 5th with a very very small squad

    or spend for a euro campaign or after a very poor relegation struggle??”

    my comments tells you why you should spend and also why we have failed!
    also my earlier post showed why other teams who have spent are above us!
    its not rocket science

    so how about you read the whole situation and respond instead of being lazy and pompous ffs!

  • 58 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Last year I got lost in the Jungle , lucky I had my compass with me ! I was able to draw perfect circles with me pencil

  • 59 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    A small blue garden bird made of mahogany , be great if I had a related joke …Woodentit .

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    You tell him manxpie

  • 61 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    and where has pardew got praise btw?
    especially from you
    who doesn’t even watch the games!?

  • 62 AaranD // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    We controlled a vast part of the game, more passes made and more possession doesn’t happen often against Everton. It just shows how we severely lack creativity, as the decision making in the final third is poor. It also causes problems of getting counter attacked which is happening too much and gifting goals to the opposition!

  • 63 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Manx…so it’s a load of rubbish I don’t think you need to spend money each season?

    OG…we all have our tricks that keeps us sane ;)

  • 64 daztoon // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    You’ll never beat Ashley’s joke ,hiring Pardew!

  • 65 toonicle // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Even with that awful miss Anita was one of our best today. Colo has lost it and wants to go home, Luuk seems afraid of a tackle, Gouffran seems to have forgot how to score, Dummett isn’t ready for that starting spot yet, and we desperately need a creative attacking midfielder. That was just a bad game. And Cisse just keeps smiling, gotta love him!

  • 66 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Friend of mine was always taking the mickey

    “you got a pay as you go phone you got a pay as you go phone ! ” he sang .

    So I took out a contract

    And had him Killed

  • 67 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    plus how can you think ahead without spending or replace wat you lose without spending!!!??

  • 68 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Right lads, I’v received a 3 day ban from Ed for the terrible jokes ..I’m off . !

  • 69 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Aye Daz your right there . Ashley wind’s uz up every six months with something crazy. you can set your watch by him ..What’s next ? never a dull moment at the Toon !

  • 70 welshgeordie9 // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:55 PM


    You got to laugh I mean you are only on here once a week and you still argue on here

  • 71 Brutooon // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Tiote and Anita = no creativity, passing is sideways. Sissoko is the only player can create from something (apart from HBA)

    Dummet = Useless and slow. yes last few games he was OK because against average team.

    Cisse = got some improvement but still ………………………………

    De Jong = Start to become a bit lazy, maybe the effect of hanging out with SHOLA AMEOBI

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Manx…if you read further or just read what I write it says:

    “our problem is we don’t plan ahead and we don’t replace what we loose – we will never get anywhere like that”

    Now when I say you don’t need to spend money every season it it clearly not meant as not replacing what we loose!

    …should really go without saying don’t you think?

  • 73 manxpie // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    jesper yes and the whole of your comment and the pointless repost because you cant move forward with out investing and we haven’t since we finished 5th!

    but in your world that is ok and we have to be pro-active but with out investing

    so go on tell us all how that is done?

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Manx…is this a language think? or are you just misunderstanding on purpose?

    …we can take this in Danish if you like?

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    *think = thing

  • 76 Online Guy // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    We need a clean sweep at Newcastle ..starting with the Manager.

    We need a new Philosophy

    The few players I would keep..well you know who they are ..

    The Best thing would be all round if Ashley Sells up.
    He’s got the Club stinking of failure

  • 77 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    and i was saying how teams above us have invested and are above us but pardew has had nothing and still had 2 top 10 finishes in our 10 years since sir bobby!!

  • 78 welshgeordie9 // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Yeah that’s it manxpie you tell him

  • 79 noladonna // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    i want to see something new our season is over, we should be using these games to give us a platform for next season. pardew just lacks any imagination his 442 and his mindset are all wrong for this club period.

    if i was manager i would be thinking about changing formation to a 4-3-3 an attacking one not a pardew
    4-3-3 which is more like a 451

    we have 7 games left we should play 4-3-3
    every game building for next season, i would have sissoko playing next to tiote for the remaining games i really think he should be playing this position next season, put ben arfa left wing give him a new contract and this position next season

    also play haidara he could be gaining vital experience ready for next season put anita/marveaux attacking midfield gouffran/remy right wing cisse/dejong striker thats how it should play out for the last 7 games

    as for next season i would like to see a more balanced team bring in cabella him and debuchy on the right get grenier for attacking mid and the team will be taking shape with a good average age

  • 80 Online Guy // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Ashley’s total lack of ambition for Newcastle United means that we will never employ a Manager with balls say.. Rafa .

    We are not run as a Football club we are run as a financial institution and an advertising outlet for what’s important and takes priority for him ..his sports Direct company.

    All of the above is correct ..and when the slow amongst us realise this we might get someplace .. Ashley out.

  • 81 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    You seem very focused on the end, but not neither on the meaning or how we got there!

    I remember those seasons and they were not pretty (there were a few hight point of course…there always are), but we didn’t finish 5th because of our great football or leadership.

    We did overachieve that season for sure and so did Pardew. And it’s a shame we didn’t capitalize on that.

    Probably won’t happen again under Pardew ;)

    That’s my last comment about this tonight!

  • 82 Online Guy // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Evening/ morning Welsh

  • 83 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    “I actually prefer our squad, but there manager ;)

    …their team though fits better to the ways Martinez thinks football – if ours were a bit like WHam’s then it would be a perfect match for Pardew!

    …but it’s not!”

    explain this jesper please

    because i see there squad much much better equipped than are’s

    but then again they actually invested in the right places every year and have been top 8 for years!??

    but supposedly we who have only finished once in the top 10 before pardew since bobby and spent money he is so much worse than the guy who won the fa cup and relegated a team in the same season

  • 84 AaranD // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Deb – Will – Colo – Haid
    Sissoko – Tiote – Anita
    Remy -Gouff or Cisse

    That’s the team i’d like to seen play in the coming games.

  • 85 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Manx…it means what is says!

    …is there anything you don’t understand there or that is not proper English?

    We can do it in Danish as I have suggested?

  • 86 gazzaforever // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    I’m glad to see that some of you finally figured out how Benny is our only treat. He should have start (for his confidence) and subbed in second half, maybe we would have seen another game tonight. Sad Clueless coach we got. I guarantee you that Benny will leave at the end of the season.

  • 87 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    and martinez is finishing on great football!!?

    jesus so your forgetting this is his 1st away win this year
    or there 9 draws plus there very few injuries
    does that sound familier??

    but yeah i forgot pardew did it when all the top teams were under performing and were really rubbish

  • 88 geordie157 // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    the signing of defolou or however its spelt on loan, was a good bit of business.

    take their 3 loanees out and you take away most of Evertons threat, apart from Barkley who does not need to dive!!! hate seeing young players doing that.

    there’s not much between our squads, think they have better centre backs. like Mirallas, Coleman and Baines too.

  • 89 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    we can do it in manx if ya wan’t jesper it will still show that it’s rubbish that you don’t have to spend in the prem to get higher in the league than we’ve already achieved!
    end off like!

    and especially when we get to where we get!

  • 90 geordie157 // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    forgot to say earlier, Narsingh is at PSV, they’ve got him and Wijnaldum, both are good so wouldn’t mind one of them in the summer. anythings better than Obertan!!

    my summer targets, Caulker if Cardiff go down, Narsingh, Ince, Cabella and Ba. maybe a quality left back if Santon leaves, I like Dummett and Haidara but yet to see if they can become top left backs.

  • 91 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    It is just much more fulfilling to watch Martinez’ teams play whether it’s Everton or Wigan, than us Manx!

    …maybe not for you, but I am not stating your opinion am I?

  • 92 daztoon // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Pardew has got Debuchy,Sissoko,Anita,Goofy,Haidara,Mbwia as well as the two loan signings Remy,De Jong since we finished 5th and still doesn’t what his best side is.

    Says it all when a sub who only has 30 mins gets our man of the match award.

  • 93 geordie157 // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    oooh and Menez if PSG release him would be worth a look.

    As would Musacchio unless Villereal renewed his contract

  • 94 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    geordie he was so embarresed by his dive he was arguing at half time wit the ref and lukaku
    guilty conscience for sure lol

  • 95 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    no your not jesper you stated your opinion on a blog
    you do know that don’t ya?

    i.e posting it on a blog
    and that is for everyone to see and then question?

    and therefore you understand people can question your opinion?

    just checking because every time and i mean EVERY TIME it seems that someone questions your posted blog/opinion it turns into a farce and then its just opinions and your not wrong but always right

    just checking :) ;)

  • 96 gazzaforever // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    We concede too many goals anyway. Time to put Sissoko and Tiote Cdm.Benny Cam , Cisse/Remy upfront when he ll be back.

  • 97 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    oh and that means in every language :);):(;(

  • 98 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    and btw how do you know when you don’t watch the games??

    “jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew // Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Graeme…now you know how I feel mate ;)

    …I am not even watching this crap!”

    or do you watch wigan and everton more??

  • 99 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Manx…I just don’t watch Newcastle these days ;)

    …very much into football and tend to watch alot of teams that play the kind of football I like to watch!

  • 100 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Manx…with all due respect you turn everything into s farce with the way you go about things!

    …there was no problem until you opened your mouth as always !

  • 101 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    jesper i’ve said since day 1 your a hypocrite and i’m right fella simple as

    don’t watch the games but still have strong opinions on them and the team and the club and the fans! fuskin joke like!!

  • 102 manxpie // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    but i forgot ya really on here to talk utter shite about watever g2 is on about there is non football blogs for that kinda shit ya know!!?

  • 103 IITianToon // Mar 26, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    Everton simply had more hunger, drive and perhaps a little bit of skill more than us. You cannot argue with the scoreline.

  • 104 jimmysmith // Mar 26, 2014 at 4:36 AM

    What manager of a big club that’s had its pants pulled down at home as often as we have has managed to keep his job. Added to that are the touch line indiscretions. I think Ashley knows his manager has been fighting with one hand behind his back and so has remained loyal. We really only have ever had about seven really good players at any given time and when one or two are missing the results are pretty predictable. No Remy, Debuchey, Cabaye, forget it.

  • 105 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Manx…you are wrong as usual, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion, I would just wish to God you would stop including me in it.

    …you are an intention seeker who just start pointless fights with anyone who would disagree with you – it always end up with on the other side not getting what you are on about!

    I have asked you politely before if you are intoxicated at night when you get like this. Cause you have all the signs and I want non of that.

  • 106 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    Does john carver take training daily? he should see what is going on the pitch.

    Although what can he do if PARDEW keeps calling him.

    442 DOES NOT WORK. especially with no creativity from CMF

  • 107 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    Regarding De Jong I hope we give him another go next season. If we don’t wanna buy him get him on a season long loan.Give him a preseason then see.

  • 108 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:44 AM

    HD…Pardew might not be there in person, but make no mistake about who call the shots!

    …it is still Pardew ‘s football ;)

  • 109 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:47 AM

    I hope I am wrong but as things stand next season will be even worse, I think.

    Same Set pieces
    Same favorites
    Same fatal subs

    Pardew has not learnt anything in this reign. I don’t expect him to start now.

    Turned TV off after their 3rd goal, did Carver really brought on shola? Beggar’s belief. He really is Pardew’s favorite.

  • 110 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:48 AM


    Yeah I know! that’s why he kept calling carver.

  • 111 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    Why are we STILL playing Sissoko on the right wing?!?!? He’s played really well at CM and that might just be because: that is his position!! It#s exactly the same with Allardyce playing Diame on the right at West Ham. Completely defensive minded and not effective!! Especially considering we have the brilliant Ben Arfa on the bench- just being occasionally frustrating doesn’t stop him being by FAR the most creative and productive player we have.

    Should we all just finish for the season now? That seems to be what the club have decided to do.

    Now that we’re safe Ashley doesn’t seem to want to do any better in case Europa risks relegation next season which would damage the money coming in and the free advertising. This way he doesn’t have to spend ANYTHING and still gets what he wants out of it.

    If the transfer sales money has gone into other things in the club such as wages then where the hell has the money from that sold player’s wages?!?

    It’s all total pointless I think till the owner sells up- ambition risks the things he gets out of owning the club!

  • 112 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    we lost 3-0 at home yet I thought Williamson did okay. May be that is the new standard.

    Behavior or football, Martinez is far better than Pardew.

  • 113 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    there is a reason why NUFC offers the cheapest tickets in PL. Exactly this kind of football.

    You think if ashley was paid double the TV money he will put the extra in the club! no chance!

    Lets all blame Ben Arfa and Marveaux for the loss though.

  • 114 Jeff from Benwell // Mar 26, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    The opening words of the previous blog

    (Newcastle were beaten 3-0 tonight by Everton, and the only real difference in the sides was the finishing.)

    The opening words of this blog

    (We just didn’t have the class of some of the Everton players on display.)

    A bipolar blog site methinks
    The difference betwixt the sides was the form of De Jong and Cisse nothing more nothing less

  • 115 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    2 differences

    A rigid vs a fluid formation
    A football manager vs a clueless and Inept manager

  • 116 cyprus // Mar 26, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    Any positives out of a 0-3 home defeat? Well yes. First the negatives: LDJ ain’t going to cut it, at least as a CF. Dummett needs a lot of work if he’ll be able to deal with people like that Barca dude. Mbiwa had an off day. Gouf needs a rest. We desperately need Debs back…

    Now: Positives? This game was nothing like the drubbing (first half worst ‘ever’) we took against the same team a few months ago, despite that scoreline. They had fewer chances than us. We controlled much of the game. Despite some opposite claims above, we did pass the ball well at times. Cisse seems to have the fire back. He got in good positions, his luck will change if he keeps playing like that. HBA is class, if he has the fitness he should be picked first. Marveaux needs more playing time. Tiote is class and Anita is now used to the rigours of the PL.

    SO: If Remy won’t commit, put him on the bench and keep trying with OUR players (that excludes LDJ too), we are getting there, believe it or not. Our luck has taken a beating lately (despite 90′ goals!), it will turn. Especially with the 3 new star arrivals and the new HBA contract ;)

  • 117 jazzyp // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    Your wrong

  • 118 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:15 AM


    with what? or everything.

  • 119 jazzyp // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Subs- favourite- set pieces. Himanshu please dont think im after an argument mate but nufc seem to make you a very unhappy individual as you never have anything positive to say about Nufc and i was wondering why you actually support them.
    Apologies if i dont get to respond bud but im about to start work

  • 120 Transfer Sage // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:24 AM


    I’ll agree with all of that reallly. I think another negative was their first goal, only say dummet busting a gut to get back after tacking the corner and ending up right behind Barkley, why did Mbiwa just jog back from the half way line, was pathetic by him and the others who did that.

    There is a serious lack of application by some of our players at time. I think it’s fair to point out dummets poor display but at least the lad gives his all, some of our players don’t seem to care which isn’t good enough. I know you need more than just hard work to be a good player, but all players should be working hard, especially in defence.

    It never looks good when you lose 3-0 but it wasn’t a total drubbing, we need to do better though and turn ok performances into wins and draws, or at the very least keep it tight.

  • 121 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:24 AM


    I was wondering the same. Time to pack in I suppose. Have wasted 12 years and since 2007 it was been a landslide.

  • 122 Transfer Sage // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:25 AM


    I agree we need a new manager, I think Pardew has taken the team as far as he can and (for the same reason as Houhgton, need to upgrade) should be replaced.

  • 123 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:25 AM


    Have you changed your opinion of Martinez’s?

  • 124 Transfer Sage // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM


    Not that I even think Guardiola would get us much higher up the league, just we’d see better football and by doing that hopefully have clubs like chelsea and barca (with lukaku and delefaou) willing to loan us their good kids when we need that bit extra or allow us to attract better players.

  • 125 Transfer Sage // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:28 AM


    As you remember I was never a fan, thought there was decent football but at wigan he focused too much on that, sometimes you do need to be tough to beat and just get points on the board, I still stand by that.

    At everton he has inherited a team solid defensively and added flair, I’m very impressed with him so far there but I think the test will come the next couple years once old practices are forgotten, will he still keep the same tough to beat mentality and his new added flair.

    All signs good so far though.

  • 126 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM


    You may have read he was linked with the Barca Job. Alan Pardew was linked with Crystal Place’s job.

    Not all stories are to be believed but shows the contrast.

  • 127 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:33 AM


    Brendan Rodgers was sacked at Watford and Reading.

  • 128 Jail for Ashley // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    As tads pointed out Mbwia isn’t a RB no more than RTaylor isn’t a LB, of course he can fill in there, every pro footballer will have filled in at certain positions in training etc, but against a manager and player who can exploit this they get skinned which isn’t fair on the player, the team and us lot who have paid to watch it, why do we always have to be five players short, all the credit the fat man was given for those signings 14 months ago, he’s since let as many go, Simpson was prepared to stay but wanted a better contract or at least the same he could get at QPR, and he filled in very well for Debuchy last year, we’d rather stammer along with round pegs than pay for a full squad.

  • 129 cyprus // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    I too will agree with your points. Regarding Dummet, maybe the Barca player would be too much for anyone. Still, he gave him WAY too much space all game. Cruel, but he had a very poor game, in truth. With a 3 goal deficit the defense deserves any criticism.
    The manager issue again… Should AP be given another year? Can we take that? Well, I’ve been critical, especially when we’ve played like the players have just met, on many occasions. Chris was replaced much faster for lesser ‘crimes’…. TBH, I’d like to see a Martinez / Rogers/ Laudrup type to see what he can do with this very talented group of players. Though I would understand the reasons if he were kept on for one more year.

  • 130 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Barry was yellow carded for a professional foul. why couldn’t some one foul Barkley. or was he tooooooooo Quick.

  • 131 cyprus // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    HD, SO TRUE what you say mate

  • 132 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:49 AM


    Which Point :)

  • 133 cyprus // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    The foul

  • 134 Transfer Sage // Mar 26, 2014 at 7:56 AM


    Well that’s the difference in style and quality, remember laudrupp was linked with madrid and sacked by swansea.

    For me I can’t see Pardew getting anything more from the team, this is the limit, so if the club want to progress (I have my doubts) they need to look elsewhere.


    again I agree, I was annoyed dummet didn’t use his head and foul barkley as he started to cut across outside the box, would be a yellow but would have stopped the danger. (agree with you on that HD).

  • 135 Jail for Ashley // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Your comment @129, what bit don’t you understand, Pardew has an eight year contract with six and a half years left on it, top 15 finishes and he’s here to stay, it is not required to qualify for Europe or play attractive football, I know you’re more pro Ashley than against, do you honestly still believe Mashers would hire Benitez or Laudrup.

  • 136 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Another negative for me despite repeated BS is the academy.

    Not enough players! Not Good enough players.

    How come we don’t have any dutch, spanish, croatian or belgian youngsters nor get linked with any.

    With pardew in charge Academy is a hoax anyways + no significant investment has been made there anyways.

    on the positive side. we got our gates back last summer.

  • 137 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Pardew’s excuse for Saints

    We was Tired. give goofy and Moussa a rest.

  • 138 sparky55 // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Another match against an inferior squad with a better manager and another loss.

    this farce reminds of Allardyce when he managed newcastle trying to get a talented squad of attacking players to play defensive hoofball to a centre forward who couldn’t play that game. Allardyce plays the same way because for him it worked, but at Bolton he hand-picked the players to suit his way of football so invariably it did work and every player knew exactly what his job was.

    time warp to today and we have bunch of players that know nothing but a fluid passing european style of football playing for a manager who wants them play in a very alien way to them and plays players 50 yards out of position and who aren’t suited to playing in the positions they’re being asked to play in and yet we wonder why we get stuffed by lesser teams with better managers.

    We never had a cat in hells chance of winning last night.

    We’re now in the twilight zone…nowt to play for, no commitment and no-one really knows WTF is going on…it’s like the whole team were brought together for the first time last week

  • 139 Transfer Sage // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:10 AM


    After seeing their squad I’d suggest it is much superior to ours, I thought at the start of the year we were on par but they are much better and have much better players and manager.

  • 140 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM


    To think



  • 141 Jail for Ashley // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Did you go last night, at least the fans were in better voice than the full house on Saturday, I’ve been giving LDJ a chance because of mixed reviews on here but having watched him live twice now, the lad just hasn’t got it, not a shot or a header won, mispaced passes and a general lack of ideas, not that much different to a good few of his team mates but they’re not playing for a deal.

  • 142 sparky55 // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM


    I think on paper we have a better team but as a team they have players that know their jobs, they’re comfortable playing where they’re being asked to play, they believe in the way their manager makes them play and the believe in their manager… so as an overall package their inferior squad ends up being much better than ours.

  • 143 sparky55 // Mar 26, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    jail…nope…unfortunately missed the game…I’m working up in scotland at the minute but saw the lowlights on sky last night…it looked like a no-contest to me and you’re right LDJ didn’t look good at all

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