Newcastle Simply Nowhere Near Good Enough


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Let’s talk about the positive things coming out of this game – you cannot accuse our players of not trying their best, and they gave their full effort to try to get something out of this game – but we simply were not good enough individually, and we were not good enough as a team, and we now have 13 points out of our last 18 league games, with a staggering 13 defeats, and these results are starting to become an embarrassment to the proud Newcastle United Football club.

As far as the game goes, Newcastle held Arsenal for the first 26 minutes until Sissoko held back Giroud as the French striker was trying to get away inside the Newcastle half.

And from the free kick it was Laurent Koscielny who was determined to get to the free kick, and he put the ball past Krul from about six yards out for Arsenal’s first goal.

Two minutes later and a terrific shot from Podolski was only inches wide, but then after 42 minutes the Newcastle defense was breached again, and this time it took a couple of good saves from Krul initially to keep the ball out,  before Ozil was unmarked and rammed the ball home – but it looked like the German could have been offside.

Arsenal were comfortably on top at half time,and they played it fairly easily in the second half, because that’s all they needed to do to contain a very poor Newcastle side.

And then an excellent move by Arsenal after 65 minute, saw Ozil go down the left wing and put in a perfect cross to Olivier Giroud who headed home with all the time in the world without even being challenged.

Newcastle did have a few chances in this game, notably a couple of good efforts from Yoan Gouffran, but to say we deserved to get anything out of this game would be stretching it, and we were simply outclassed by a superior Arsenal outfit.

And the possession stats of 61% to 39% sum up the game, which was largely dominated by the home side.

And 89% of Newcastle fans in our poll were right about thinking we were going to suffer yet another defeat tonight, and it was really far too easy for the Gunners.

We always start these games hoping this will be the game we turn things around, but after a couple of goals are conceded it shows just how hopeless Newcastle are playing at the moment, and have played all year for that matter.

The banners of Pardew Out were displayed in the second half by the faithful traveling Newcastle fans, and it’s going to be interesting to hear what Pardew says after the game, because Newcastle were never really in this game.

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at the game tonight, and he would have left thinking that Cardiff have a decent enough chance of getting all 3 points on Saturday – remember they beat us 2-1 at home in the FA Cup in his match as manager but were hammered by Sunderland 4-0 on Sunday.

A defeat in that game against Cardiff City would be the end – it would be too much to have to take – and it would simply a disgrace for Newcastle United.

Newcastle need to completely rebuild in the summer, and the problem we have is we don’t see a solid foundation of players on which to build.

But if we don’t bring in some very good players this summer – this terrible run of results could continue into next season, and we’ll be in relegation trouble – as the TV commentators kept pointing out.

And that’s the very sad truth.

Newcastle appointed a new Managing Director in Lee Charnley, and maybe we need more changes at the top before the summer transfer window starts – and Mike Ashley is also responsible for this terrible run of results – having signed no permanent players in the last two transfer windows and selling our best player Yohan Cabaye in January.

We have had absolutely no success under Mike Ashley for seven years – and we have lost ground on all the big clubs in England – and if he bought the club to have some  fun – then he should know that it’s no fun at all for Newcastle fans- those are the ones the club really belongs to.

There’s certainly enough blame to go around at the club at all levels – that’s for sure..

The form and the results of Newcastle United this year are simply nowhere near good enough – and we’ll leave it at that – at least for now.

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Teams:

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal; Mikel Arteta (c), Aaron Ramsey (Tomas Rosicky 74); Mesut Ozil (Mathieu Flamini 74), Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski; Olivier Giroud (Yaya Sanogo 84)
Subs not used: Lukasz Fabianski, Carl Jenkinson, Thomas Vermaelen, Kim Kallstrom

Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 84), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Dan Gosling (Shola Ameobi 69), Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote; Yoan Gouffran (Adam Armstrong 89); Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan

Referee: Neil Swarbrick



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60 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #1

    we must remember and be thankful pardew is

    1) a winner
    2) his teams always play on the front foot
    3) On the touchline he can stop teams scoring

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  • toonking

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #2

    TS

    the think that i hate about them is they making it look as though this owner is not actually a bad owner after all.
    if they expecting this sh1t manager to leave and be replaced with a decent one they must be thinking this owner is a good one.

    spurs can’t seem to appoint decent ones all they get is AVB

    united don’t appoint good foreign managers they appoint moyse.

    liverpool under hicks and guilett didn’t appoint a decent one they just appoint daglish

    venkies don’t appoint good ones they appoint keene.

    so if newcastle are going to get a good manager they need a good owner, so i wish people would stop it with pardew and just aim it onto ashley first.

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  • toonicle

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Embarrassing is the only word for it Ed. Here I am at work with the toon top on watching on my phone for what? Another 3-0 loss and idiotic sub choices.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #4

    3 goals and the keeper gets man of the match – come on!?!

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  • dazzler

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Who tried? I didn’t see anyone trying, unless our player are Arsenal players and I have stumbled onto the wrong blog.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #6

    toonking

    the owner is culpable for appointing a p–s poor coach – that is true

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Extra day off and two days training says it all.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #8

    dazzler

    i think we lost every 50/50 going!!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Again Stupid substitutions taken our best player – Debuchy off for Mbiwa. Gosling for Ameobi hells bloody bells did the useless nerd touch the ball and bringing on Armstrong for in the last two minutes what the hell is the young kid gonna do.
    Enough is Enough with Pardew and I backed him up to the last few games – Got to go
    MOM for the Toon if I had to pick one Debuchy
    My new season wish list – give me a keeper that dominates the six yard box – Krul should of came for free kick NO KEEPER shoiuld let a free kick from 30 yards out drop/bounce infront of him in the six yard box

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  • Robinio

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #10

    toonking – spot on , forget the cheap gutless players and the moron of a manager – its the asset stripping fat thieving bastard of an owner who is the problem , and until he is sorted nothing will change . ASHLEY OUT

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  • manxpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #11

    well said gary neville!

    shocking game all round but it shows how poor this squad really is but remember its the “best squad since sir bobby”!

    haha jesus i actually think the 1 that got relegated was better ffs!

    no desire cant pass a ball can’t do 1 touch look knackered after 20 mins!

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Manxpie

    So by that logic your criticism is of Mike Ashley? I agree.

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  • Graeme

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Pardwho’s comments –

    the players have shown how hard they are working for the club and we are focussed on our home game for a win.
    Next season is a big one for us
    Next game we need our fans on side, we can win that game with their support!!

    The idiot talks complete bollocks – I nearly called him a man their, but he has NO balls.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #14

    That game was so poor and so so boring I was in and out of sleep the whole match.

    Pardew out, we need a fresh start, and someone that knows how to motivate a team and utilize it properly!

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  • manxpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #15

    charlie tbf he was knackered but thats because he was the only one who showed any desire to get forward the rest were shockin absolutely shockin!

    to think that most of them are on more than any of us are on in a week is also shockin!

    word of the day btw is “shockin” lol

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  • Scottiedog

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardew HAS to go now! Possibly the most embarrassing display of football I have ever seen 🙁
    I would rather we lost 6-0 and attacked than lose like we did by not playing!!
    What player in there right mind would want to join us in the summer??
    Sack Pardew and put Beardsley in charge till the end of the season and try to get a proper manager in.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #17

    On way home from game – we were poor throughout against an average Arsenal performance – pretty much summed up by
    Steve Claridge – BBC Sport
    “Newcastle are playing exactly the same way as they did in the first half. They are just sitting and allowing Arsenal to come onto them. Alan Pardew has to change something.”

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  • joenufc

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardspew says Arsenal were you n form!!! What??? They never got out of second gear ffs they didn’t have to. Pardspew says we played well second half!!! What??? We were useless, even commentators couldn’t work out our game plan or tactics we were that poor ffs. Does he spout this shit thinking we cant afford sky sports and don’t watch the match when it’s on, I’m baffled. He sees a different game to everyone else that watches. On the bright side he says we gonna recruit in the summer and build a team the city can be proud of, gotta take that as gospel then, not like the cocksuckers have lied to us before is it. SHAMBLES, DISGRACE.EMBARRASSING.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Forget the results, Pardew has clearly lost the dressing room and there is no way back now .

    He needs to leave ASAP.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #20

    manxpie
    He had a good right to be knackered covering for the rest of the shower.

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  • daztoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #21

    All the hard work Pardew put in on the training ground paid off.

    Again set up to contain and as per failed again.

    Taxi for Pardumb

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  • toonking

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #22

    robinio
    thank mate, some people think i sound like a pardew fan, but no i’m not a pardew fan i’m just a serious fan.

    people her come out saying ” these players just don’t want to play for pardew as he is rubbish”

    people say “decent players won’t want to come here whilst pardew is manager”

    well that is what makes me consider those who aim the blame all at pardew, ashley fans.
    “if players don’t want to work for bad managers then why would good managers want to work for bad owners?”

    pardew and the players have 10% blame but the owner deserves 90% blame because he should have strengthed the team when we finished 5th but no he didn’t and this season he just got 2 loans.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Hard to name a mom – at least I had sarnies and free beer – p1ss poor display all round – expected pard’s to get them to attack 2nd half but nowt – arsenal were pretty poor themselves but we let them win – 1sy goal was a shocker – krul made a few saves but let two goals in he should have stopped – tho I guess with our defence no one is gonna keep a clean sheet

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  • manxpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24

    ruddy course it is how can you have a squad that hopes on a loan player and his understudy is a loan player and then under that is a 32 year old striker that has scored 70 goals in a decade and a half and under that is a 17yo hopeful

    and then we have no wingers at all at fuskin all!!

    where is our attackin threat and options from joke?

    this is a big prem club and pardew who isn’t blameless at all is trying to fix a nasa rocket with a set of toys r us tool kits!!

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  • micksa

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Totally agree Charlie, those subs were a complete and utter joke. Pardew lost his few remaining scraps of credibility for me tonight. When you know you for sure you could have done better yourself, there can be no respect.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Well I did 3-0

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  • andyctoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #27

    ive stayed away from this site so long now cos i for some reason believed things would get better and wanted to stick by my manager…….it seems ive been defeated!!! padrs must go and so must ashley and about 6 first team players…this is embarrasing….sir les..shearer…ginola…bearfsley…tino…albert and the great sir bobby will b appauld in what has happend to this amazing passionate football club….moyes in!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Say

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #29

    micksa
    cheers – of for a bit of shuteye

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #30

    mindshaft——- glad you enjoyed it . hahahaha , cant say you wernt warned,

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  • FAU

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #31

    We have no wingers!!!! Thats the weak spot, sisso is horrible wide player!! No creativity, gouff went deep too much. I dont usually comment here, but seriously thats our weak point, 2 decent wingers would help, summer signings; caulker, colback, (ince or zaha) and (snodgrass or adjohnson).

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  • manxpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #32

    oops forgot about cisse there can’t blame me tho can ya’s lol again not good enough especially with players who cant create or have players that can create

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  • GeordieDan

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Adam Armstrong-best player by a country mile!

    Was going to try writing something witty after that but I’ve really trained hard all week, I really know how much it means to my fans and I need to repay those who have shown me so much faith after being so crap for the last few weeks but……

    BOLLOX to it, I can’t be arsed !

    Woah, Sorry lads, just had this weird dream there I was an NUFC player!

    Won’t happen again.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #34

    FAU you should comment more often i’ve been saying that since last season lol

    our last owt n owt winger was duff ffs!

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  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Well, Ed sounds properly pi$$ed off and Cardiff or no Cardiff, Pardew has to go.

    Ashley’s ripped the heart and soul out of our once proud club and he should either set the repairs in motion or GET OUT!

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  • manxpie

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #36

    can carr not find just 1 bloody winger ffs!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #37

    manx

    I’ve said the same too….we have some very average players who are let down further by a poor manager.

    Pardew is to blame for tactics, mentality, poor set play routines, etc

    the players can’t play simple 5 yard passes when under no pressure, they miss simple chances, they make so many individual mistakes and don’t mark people properly.

    Then the owner keeps the poor manager and signs cheap/few players.

    Everyone is to blame for this shambles.

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  • daztoon

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #38

    where are Pardew `s attacking options?.

    Simple sat at home watching because Pardew hasn`t got a clue how to use em.

    Gosling/Shola over Marv and Benny give it a rest!.

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  • sparky55

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #39

    @36

    Finding a winger is easy…finding a winger that wants to play for us is not so easy

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  • gazzaforever

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #40

    I really think, like Scottiedog, that Bearsdley is the best option right now.

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