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Krul, Dummett, Steven Taylor And Shola Ameobi All Start

2:11 pm, Saturday, April 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 111 Comments

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It’s all change at Newcastle, as manager Alan Pardew has shaken up the team for the game at Stoke this afternoon, and he makes four changes to the side that was hammered 4-0 by Manchester United last week, and in come Tim Krul, Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett and Shola Ameobi to the starting eleven, and it’s interesting that three of them are Geordies.

Maybe we’ll see some more fight from the team today, as local lads Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett and Shola Ameobi all start.

And it seems that Pardew will play three at the back – all center-backs in Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini – and we’ll just have to wait and see how that works out.

Newcastle will play in an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation with Shola and Papiss Cisse up front and Luuk de Jong is benched, along with Massadio Haidara and Rob Elliot, and young Adam Armstrong makes the bench again today.

And it’s also good to see Gael Bigirimana back on the bench again, after he has had an injury interrupted season, but Gael was very impressive last season in his first season on Tyneside.

Not many fans think Newcastle will get much out of this game this afternoon.

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We really need to turn this thing around and hopefully get a surprise win


Stoke: (4-4-1-1): Asmir Begovic; Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross (c), Marc Wilson, Erik Pieters; Stephen Ireland, Steven Nzonzi, Glenn Whelan, Marko Arnautovic; Peter Odemwingie; Peter Crouch
Substitutes: Thomas Sorensen, Andy Wilkinson, Marc Muniesa, Wilson Palacios, Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters, John Guidetti

Newcastle: (3-5-2): Tim Krul; Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c); Vurnon Anita, Dan Gosling, Cheick Tiote, Yoan Gouffran, Paul Dummett; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Hatem Ben Arfa, Luuk de Jong, Adam Armstrong

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

Tags: Match Preview · Newcastle News · Premier League


111 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MosesNUFC // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    That is one of the worst team selections i’ve ever seen under pardew. Saylor at right back? shola instead of armstrong? Gosling instead of bigi?

    The only formation i can see that that team fits into is like a 3-5-2 with gouffran and dummett wing backs

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Oh Dear,

    Never go full retard Alan .

  • 3 mattnufc // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I remember when they played 3 cb’s at Stoke and Pardew said it was a mistake after that game.

  • 4 BandB // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    We are seeing the future here today.

  • 5 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    3-5-2 formation, according to NUFC on Twitter.

    It is good to see Gosling getting another crack of the whip. Now or never for Dan Gosling.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Not all managers are high maintenance. Martinez is a very good example of that.

    pardew consistently fails in every job because he has no style on or off the pitch.

    When today was crying out for flair and youth we get the same predictable bs.

    hate is a very emotive word but god I despise this cretin.

  • 7 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    thats the most defensive team ive ever seen for us

  • 8 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Dummet, Taylor, Gosling, Shola


    Haidara, M’biwa, Marveaux, HBA .

    There are no words .

  • 9 Rotonda heights // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    I actually don’t mind a sweeper system but pardew’s version of it could mean anything!!

  • 10 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Also Gouffran who was in the top 5 scorers in France the season we bought him is playing as a wingback FFS .

    Did Pardew find his coaching badges in the bottom of a cereal box or what ? .

  • 11 catchy in norway // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    the guy is proven time after time he is a fool ,

    trying to match them for hight, instead of implimenting his own game, oh wait he don’t have a game plan

    come on manx , waiting for you to back the genius up with your wisdom


  • 12 Ibizatoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Only Pardew could pick this formation and still be accused of being defensive :)

    At the end of the day, what formation they start in has little effect on whether the passing and movement is any good…which is often where we fail.

    Still, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for meeeeee and I’m feeling good. Wait, I think I got sidetracked…feeling good? No chance, it’s match day.

    Come on lads, leave us scratching our heads for the right reasons today…please.

  • 13 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    That does it, Pards has finally snapped and lost the plot.

    Either a 4-4-2 with Saylor at RB or a 3-5-2 with Dummet and Gouffran as wing-backs.

    Either way it’s not our best team by a long stretch. I still think we could surprise ourselves and come away with a point though.

  • 14 Greebol1892 // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Damage limitation today. Obvious he would play strolla to combat their aerial and physical fret….. Always liked Taylor at RB mind. But Dummett??? Stoke will punish us 3 or 4-0 today making the most of us constantly giving the ball away. Coloccini is a 1-0 head start to the opposition.
    Yet again we will be lucky to score thanks to zero creativity in the side and our hapless manager’s defensive mindset.

  • 15 toon kk // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Another 3-0 hammering on the way.

    Shola playing doesn’t surprise me with Pards tbo, I bet he’s offered a new short contact.

  • 16 Greebol1892 // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    It’s 4-4-2.

  • 17 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    If Ameobi is up against LDJ for a contract at Newcastle next season, it looks like Ameobi is edging ahead in the race. From what I have seen so far, I would have Shola over LDJ.

  • 18 Rotonda heights // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM


    You’re right there are no words. who in their right mind with any ambition would want to a) join and b) stay with this complete narcissistic egomaniac.

    In Pardew world he probably thinks he’s doing a good job

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    ash and pardew are beyond evil with this never ending water torture

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM


    that says it all !!!

  • 21 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM


    Dummett and Anita are the wingbacks mate

    On the team…..their are not words yet in existence that can adaqetly describe that shower of shit!

  • 22 BandB // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    This team, full of Pardew loyalists and his type of players, has been on the cards ever since he came back from his summer holiday and Gosling’s transfer strangely fell through.
    He hasn’t lost the plot.
    This IS the plot!

  • 23 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    I may be in the minority but I would actually like to see us retain the services of Luuk de Jong. We’re forgetting that not only is this 22 year old kid trying to adapt to a new league and a new country half-way through a season, but he’s also had very little football this season.

    Yes he’s not been strong enough aerially, and has fluffed his lines on more than one occasion but that doesn’t mean he can’t come good.

    He has shown good hold up play and linked excellently with Remy when they played together.

    He will never be a prolific goal-scorer but I think if given a chance he could become a very good player for us.

    If de Jong is let go back to Monchengladbach and we give Shola a new contract I’ll be very disappointed.

  • 24 nut meg // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    This could be the slowest united team that I have ever seen!

  • 25 Average_Contents // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    And yes it’s 3-5-2

  • 26 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:33 PM


    Sadly, you’re right.

    For a split second I was thinking like a football fan, and not like a brow beaten NUFC fan who has been exposed to this regime for the last 7 years, 3 1/2 of which with Pardew at the helm.

    I really should know better because, as you say, this is the future of NUFC.

  • 27 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    I feel sorry for Pardew with that selection… I think he has taken the criticism of not being attacking enough and decided to play a 3-5-2.

    I am all for a 3-5-2. I think you will find Dummet and Anita playing as wing backs. Anita should have been filling in at RB to begin with anyway.

    That will push Gouffran more central and give him a rest from having to track back so much to cover the LB as he has done previously… the guy has been knackered for weeks.

  • 28 mindshaft // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    that team selection looks p… poor, slow, lack of movement, lack of creativity, lack of leadership. Pards is gonna get hammerred when we lose this

  • 29 cyprus // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Is he a tactical genius or what

  • 30 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM


    You feel sorry for Pardew?!?! pfffffffftttttt!!!!

  • 31 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Yeah at least de Jong might come good. Shola’s had almost 400 opportunities to show he’s a footballer and failed in about 395 of them

  • 32 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    And whilst I understand everyones frustration… just sit down… suck a d! Ck and see how it goes.

    At least we are trying something different insyead of the same old crap we’ve been putting up with for weeks.

  • 33 cyprus // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    If he could shoot the ball it would help a lot :)

  • 34 Graeme // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    I can see why he would play 3-5-2 trying to avoid conceeding another 4 goal pasting.
    Other than as a “Hoof-ball” panic clearance target from defence – what exactly does playing Bambi hope to achieve? He scores how many goals per season / year / decade??
    He is slower than watching concrete set, as mobile as a floodlight pylon, as athletic as a man with one leg, on crutches – he is useless.

    Saylor as a 3rd CB? – yeah, right; he gets confused playing with only on partner, giving him 2 to choose from is beyond him.

    This team smacks of desperation to avoid a thrashing, by a desperate drowning man grasping at straws. I really hope they have been practicing this set-up every single session in the last week or we could be holding our heads in our hands by 1700!!!!

    What are the odds of Stoke pushing us back into 10th place by the end of the season??

  • 35 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:37 PM


    I see debate is not your strong point…

  • 36 fray bentos // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:38 PM


    And not forgetting falling straight into a bad team playing horribly with bad morale, even players like RVP would find it hard in our team at moment

    People are quick to judge but not all players adapt quickly, you must have some quality or good potential if you have been picked for the Dutch national team, some players will just never adjust to the premier league but only time will tell, what am i doing asking football fans to have patience, that’s ridiculous

  • 37 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:38 PM


    He’s panicking in shooting situations, and maybe he’ll never be good at that, but I’d much rather having de Jong’s hold up play than Cisse every day of the week. He’s got a good footballing brain too and honestly he is a better player than Shola.

    It’s a bit unfair judging his NUFC career after 10 games like.

  • 38 south coast toon // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    well i cant say anything im dumbfounded
    does anyone know how many hat team has scored in the last two seasons exclude cisse
    pardew drink some coffee sobar up and take a good look at that team please and shut your door behind you
    this is a comp between ashley and pards
    ashley wants pards out but wont pay for it
    pards aint quitting and wants the sack its got to be…

  • 39 fray bentos // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    back to the team, it’s a truly awful setup and I hate to say this but hopefully we get mauled again

  • 40 Ibizatoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Call me crazy lads, but I have a feeling today is the day that Shola fulfills his true potential.

    I’m expecting at least a hat-trick. Not sure who’ll score it, but Shola will be on the field and he’ll be on the front foot. Now, which is the front one again, is it the left or right?

    Let’s take no risks, Shola lad, get both feet in front of you at all times!

  • 41 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    This is just Pardew retreating further into his bunker in the face of adversity, setting up to hold out, insulating himself with his favourite personnel, instead of, because he is incapable, of going out on his sword and attacking with style.

    Hope we get thumped again and he leaves with a whimper, like the whimp he is.

  • 42 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    And the other positive is now Shola wont be coming on in the 73rd minute so Stoke will have no idea what subs we are going to use!

  • 43 TikiTakaAcca // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    I’m sorry but people on here are as dumb as Pardew.
    You lot think it’s Gouffran RWB ?
    Do me a favour, any person with a spec of football knowledge can tell that it’s Anita RWB with Gouffran behind the strikers.

    Saylor Colo Willo
    Anita Tiote Gosling Dummett
    Cisse Ameobi

  • 44 giimps // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Shola in the team means only one thing, he deffo has an agreement with Pards every game that hes fit enough to play in (probably a gentlemans agreement to stop Shola going to acon last year)
    My only problem with this is, Shola should never start any game as he has proved useless and cannot score to save his life (as has been proven on many occasions) and Pardew is no Gentleman.
    If we get something out of this with this formation against a well organised Stoke side with height and pace, then I will be absolutely flabbergasted.
    We have no pace, creativity or attacking intent, we never score from corners or free kicks so are relying on creativity and trickery in the middle of the park, and Pardew plays Gosling, Anita, Shola, Cisse and Tiote as a front 5,\ this smacks of hoofball all day , against the masters of it (or were)……were doomed.
    It comes to something when Pardew is outsmarted by Mark Hughes , but then again, Pardew is outsmarted by Gus, Paulo and virtually every other manager in this league……..god ,I really hope hes gone at the end of the season………..he needs to be replaced by someone who is not a dinosaur and brings their own coaches and backroom staff ,as ours are crap, dinosaur football from a dinosaur manager and staff…….get rid now!!!!!

  • 45 Ibizatoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Hi BandB, how’s things?

    Don’t you just love it when a good plan or plot comes together?

  • 46 noladonna // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    big pappa cisse like your style bro

    comment @ 2 is a classic!!

  • 47 Graeme // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Ciaran @23 – LDJ is the victim of a player brought in by the club, without the managers agreement, so he simply didnt get games. That he has talent is without doubt, but can he deliver in this League? I think with a full Pre-Season under his belt, he will be a far better player within what passes as our Football Club.

    If a choice of LDJ or the Statue known as Bambi – there is only one choice and that has to be LDJ – he simply could not be as bad as Sholla.

  • 48 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    I agree Ciaran.. in the right setup I think LDJ could be very effective. He brings our midfield into it well and for that Pulis double teamed him.

    I think we should use his lack of scoring to drive down his price further and bring him in. That might help get his brother too.

  • 49 colwell // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Fcuk me sideways how shite is our team today? Pards doesn’t need to prove how p1ss poor our squad is but he has gone all out here.

    Dummett is another useless graduate from out terrible youth system that will shine in league 1 never the Prem.

    Stoke’s defenders must be shiteing themselves with the pace form our strike force.

  • 50 BandB // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM


    Whatever you may think, no-one can say that there team couldn’t take us to a different level.

  • 51 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:46 PM


    Yet, who is starting alongside Cisse today? Surely if LDJ is playing for a contract, regardless of how well/poorly he’s playing you stick him in and let him prove himself.

    I’d have thought that Shola was guaranteed to leave the club, but his inclusion in the starting line-up may mean he is also possibly going to earn himself a contract.

    Shola’s past it, but I can see us retaining Shola because it’s the cheaper option.

  • 52 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Just that level may be a level below the one we currently play at…

  • 53 Graeme // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Ibiza @ 40 – I have no idea what your drinking mate, but can I have a pint as well please lol

  • 54 BandB // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    I’ll set em up Ciaran, you just put em away!

  • 55 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM


    Majority of us would have understood your subtle implication, my added qualification was for those not well versed in the art haha

  • 56 g.s.tooner // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    My emotional resilience has been shattered this season. Have always tried to look for a positive before but now just resigned to this season being over and waiting for the pain and humiliation to end. No fight, no pride, no skill.

    In terms of today not sure what pards is going for. I dont think loading the midfield with an extra body is going to see any improvement in terms of fluidity or creative spark. Would have preferred to have seen pards fully commit to an all out offensive display with 3 up front instead of half heartedly pulling someone out of defense which weakens us at the back. Still we shall see which newcastle side turns up today.

    There is always hope HWTL

  • 57 aidytoon9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Why are people saying bouffant needs a rest?
    Why does he need a rest? Because he needs to track back? Oh my word.

  • 58 BandB // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Joking aside…I almost forgot.
    Howay the Lads!

  • 59 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Disagree. Shola’s shooting power and clean striking of a ball has greatly improved, it’s just getting in those positions which is all too rare and he is capable of being a very good focal point, as seen in his wee purple patch of form earlier in the season, when he was battering CBs, short lived for about 3 games, but it happened. Luuk De Jong is so limp and flimsy in everything he does, he’d have been easily bullied today, like he has been against teams that don’t even have a rep for being particularly tough.

    Given all that, I’d still have Gouffran up front with Cisse, or HBA off Cisse, but just trying to consider the options within the confines of Pardew’s ineptitude.

  • 60 Ibizatoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Graeme…You’ll have to speak to Pardew. It was a little pill with “SD” scratched on the front of it.

    Been up for days, but feeling good.

    BandB…Who is there team? Stoke? They can certainly take us to another level, although I half expect they’ll keep us at the same level as Southampton, Everton, Man U and co took us to.

  • 61 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    352 actually could work but Mbiwa should be in instead of Taylor because of pace and he can actually read a game

    About time Pardew is looking for control in the middle of the park I would have replaced Shola with either De jong or Arfa

    hopefully this means Gouffran has a sort of free role to come forward its a bold move by Pardew if we get pumped then he will be in deep trouble

    Think we have tried this twice against Wigan and Stoke before?We shipped 4 goals in each game unfortunately

  • 62 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Pardew : “Hatem needs to deliver, he has to produce more goals and more assists”

    The last goal (and we dont score a lot these days..) we scored came from him but he’s behind Shola and Gosling now (and there’s no point because they both are end’scontract and will leave)?

    Why Shola doesnt have to produce more?! he hasnt scored for 22 hours now and he’s a forward (not hatem who plays RB)

    is that a joke honestly??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 63 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM


    I reckon they’ve already seen enough of LDJ to pass the opportunity up. I know I have.

  • 64 aidytoon9 // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    No benny, mapou or de Jong,
    Is he trying to get himself fired?
    Gosling and shola in? Really!!!!!

  • 65 lesh // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:57 PM


    Comments such as ‘Majority of us would have understood your subtle implication, my added qualification was for those not well versed in the art’ come across as extremely arrogant.

    And you wonder why some folk have a go at you?

  • 66 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Mike’s Iron Curtain

    Good job we didn’t employ that level of thinking when it came to judging Jose Enrique or Colo – they had shocking seasons in their first 12 months at the club, but by all means judged LDJ on 10 games.

  • 67 davetoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    is this game on tv? any streams?

  • 68 Black and White with an army lol // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    3-5-2 formation?

    seems interesting, in this style there’s alot of defensive phases with also counter phases and should probably have good creativity in midfield.

    maybe this is the way for Pardumb to show he knows another formation?

    I think the wingers have a lot to do today.

    P.S Dummet on the left is our weakest spot that will be exploited, Haidara should be there not Dummet, also Saylor ahead off Mbiwa? I think not MYM has speed and that would be crucial in this style and no doubt Collo will be pushing further up to a more DM role whilst Saylor & Willo will drop deep

  • 69 Toon1978 // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    HBA is the only player we have that can change the game in a second yet he remains benched. I am really starting to believe Pardew is asking for the sack rather than walking out, all in the name of money. The worst team selection i have seen in a long long time. Horrendous!

  • 70 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 2:59 PM


    If you’re so 1 dimensional that you didn’t pick up on the tongue-in-cheek approach of that comment then more fool you.

    Also, you’re 1st (and only comment on this thread so far) is once more having a go at me.

    And you wonder why I think you’re obsessed with me? Talk about the club/team selection/possible result you creep.

  • 71 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM


  • 72 lesh // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Assuming we get a to king today, maintain our rich vein of form for the next few games and West Ham start a run of wins, how’s Pardew going to explain that there’ll be no bonus – again?

  • 73 Mike's Iron Curtain // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM


    Very different. They had discernible positive attributes and came from a totally different football culture. Luuk De Jong has none and has played in the 2 most similar leagues and similar cultures to the BPL.

    The guys has barely mustered a shot ffs, and when he has it’s had the power of an infant.

    No pace.
    No guile.
    No strength.
    No aerial ability.
    No shooting ability.
    No movement.
    Doesn’t even make up for it with exceptional effort.

  • 74 Douglas // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I feel inspired by this team selection to go and cut the grass.
    Even though I cut it this morning.

  • 75 Graeme // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Ibiza – if its got sd on it – I want nowt to do with it mate lol

  • 76 lesh // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    • a to king = a tonking

  • 77 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Brazil skip today.

  • 78 ramboreilly // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Without doubt one of the worst lineups ive seen,we haven’t got that many injured have we?

  • 79 Ciaran // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM


    So you consider the Dutch football culture to be very similar to the English football culture? How do you explain Dennis Bergkamp taking considerable time to settle into this league then?

    He has got strength and very good hold up play, as well as having decent vision when working with a pacey strike partner. Yes he has scuppered a few efforts and he has been poor in that department but he is a much better player than Shola and needs more than a few months in a misfiring team to prove himself.

    If you’d much prefer Shola then I’m afraid we’re on different wavelengths.

  • 80 Mister Tuff // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Line up -does not alter my earlier shout of at least 3 -0 to Stoke.
    Shola will be fouling all the time -Taylor always risky -he’ll be fouling as well.
    get the pitchforks and flaming torches prepared.

  • 81 Graeme // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Davetoon @ 67 try they have 6 links up.
    Good luck.

  • 82 cyprus // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Dummett ahead of HBA… clever

  • 83 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    If there was somebody that could deliver a precise through ball, Cisse could slay this high back line.

  • 84 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Is Santon injured?

  • 85 Nufc-83 // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Brazil skip today.

    This link just takes me off the page to an adobe page and i cant go back??

  • 86 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    dummett is awful!!

  • 87 davetoon // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    thanks guys

  • 88 Douglas // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Post is our best defender

  • 89 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Gosling ffs!!!

    would Hba have fail here? dont think

  • 90 Ancientcoptic // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    ^A few links

  • 91 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    armstrong would have a better shot..

  • 92 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    does newcastle not have a better goalkeeper than Krul?

    i’m really fed up with all these players we have.. NUFC deserves better!!

    Krul and others were international, it cant be true that we are watching crap games week in week out, we cant sell everybody, the real problem is PARDEW

  • 93 will.dawg // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    I swear Gouffran is playing centre mid…

  • 94 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    hatem ben arfa!!!!! hatem ben arfa !!!!!

    singing his name will not have any impact guys!!
    pardew’s head is a piece of sh….*

  • 95 Douglas // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Spurs losing 3-0. Who do they think they are? Newcastle?

  • 96 will.dawg // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Nah, they’ve scored now, they’re nothing like Newcastle!

  • 97 francesco-hba // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    krul is the shadow of who he was

    we are clearly lacking creativity, our midfielders get back the ball but can’t deliver a good pass

    we need hatem or sylvain, even sammy

  • 98 LeToonARMY // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    so looks like we lost

  • 99 LeToonARMY // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    anita has played well tho

  • 100 benjohnsen // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Never thought I say this, but hope Ryan Taylor will soon be fit again. He’s probably a more goal treat alone than the whole Newcastle attack at the moment. Jesus, Newcastle has been Titanic 2 since Cabaye left.

    There is only one reason for that. Who wants to bleed for a manager who tells out in the open that the only player that is good enough is Cabaye.

    Pardew out now. TIRED!

  • 101 Kamikaze Koala // Apr 12, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Wish i could hear the team talk!!! maybe MYM will come on to protect this 1-0!

  • 102 Wandering Geordie // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Pardew says that Hba needs to deliver. Ah yes Pardew. on the bench.good call.fwit

  • 103 will.dawg // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Why is EVERY SINGLE set piece cross to the back post where Williamson is supposed to head back across goal???? We have never scored this way and haven’t even come close. Clueless really is the word.

  • 104 Blofal // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    God damn it Cisse mak3 yourself available!

    I think we should sub Cisse for LDJ and Gouffran for Ben Arfa.

  • 105 LeToonARMY // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    we are shit pardew is to blame

  • 106 Willo // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Steven Taylor off injured! SHOCKED.

  • 107 will.dawg // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Kamikaze Koala
    I thought your comment was funny… But then it actually happened :(

  • 108 joenufc // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Leaves shola on takes cisse off ????? this bloke is a genius

  • 109 DanToon // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Soccer Saturday haven’t been to the Britannia once tin the second half, says it all. Pardew out!!!!!!!

  • 110 LeToonARMY // Apr 12, 2014 at 4:59 PM


  • 111 Kamikaze Koala // Apr 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Pardews’s interview ” showed determination, didnt click up front, im am god and cheer up people ill see everyone next game”!!! if i get this right im playing the lottery today

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