Magpies Win 3-0 And Fans Demonstrate Against Manager


Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor scored the goals for Newcastle this afternoon, and we were the better side in the first half, but allowed Cardiff City far too much of the ball in the second half, and Cardiff had chances to win this game, before Loic Remy got his 14th goal of the season and Steven Taylor scored his 14th goal in his career at Newcastle United late in the second half.

shola ameobi heads home first goal 18 mins

Shola Ameobi heads in first goal

Newcastle started brightly, and before Shola headed in the first goal after 18 minutes Newcastle had four half-chances, and then on 22 minutes Moussa Sissoko, who had a good game today – hit the bottom of the post with a great right footed shot, and then again hit the post when a right wing cross was deflected onto the post.

And Mathieu Debuchy – who also looked good today – went close with a couple of decent opportunities.

In particular Wilfried Saha was showing up well on the left wing of Cardiff after starting on the right wing, and he would have scored after 28 minutes but for Tim Krul, who made a great save with his outstretched leg, and it was Tim again a couple of minutes later with another great save from a good Saha run.

And at half time with Cardiff City looking poor, the question was how Newcastle were only 1-0 up, but Cardiff had come back in the game after Newcastle had gone ahead.

City came out fighting for their Premier League lives in the second half, no doubt being told that Sunderland were 1-0 up at Old Trafford.

In the second half Cardiff City were in the Newcastle half far too much, and they looked dangerous and but for some poor finishing and some good  luck for Newcastle, they would have scored a few times.

And after 69 minutes some fans did leave the ground, as had been urged by some fan organizations, but maybe there were a few hundred fans who left out of over 50,000 fans at the game.

And one guy was clapping as he left – so we are not sure what that was all about – maybe it was becasue we were 1-0 ahead? 😀

For those who stayed on it was extremely frustrating, as Newcastle were second best against the bottom of the league side, and at home too.

But Tim Krul saved well and then Colo somehow managed to kick the ball off the line from a Gunnarsson’s effort after 76 minutes, as Cardiff were allowed to be dangerous by a very lackluster second half Newcastle side.

In the second half particularly, sections of the home fans chanted anti-Pardew and anti-Ashley songs and displayed banners too, and they gave their support to exiled winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who was in the stands signing autographs – and former right back Danny Simpson was also at the game, waving to the fans – it was like a circus atmosphere especially in that second half.

Things were pretty good in the first half but they deteriorated quickly in the second, and hence the increase in chants from the fans, who are completely fed up with what Newcastle have done since Boxing Day.

Cardiff center-back Ben Turner almost scored three minutes into the second half, but he hit his shot wide, when it looked easier to score.

Bellamy came on to boos from the home crowd, but he made a difference in the game, as Cardiff were pushing forward.

Mike Williamson almost scored his first goal ever for Newcastle after 57 minutes but his shot, which looked to be going in,  was deflected for a corner.

But then those two late goals settled things down and it was Remy getting his 14th goal of the season, and then Steven Taylor scoring his 14th goal for Newcastle in is 10 year career at Newcastle.

And in the end it was a decent scoreline for Newcastle, but a nervous and poor second half display.

The players came out with their kids after the final whistle, but there was no sign of Alan Pardew, who probably made the right decision not to bother to come out – after he was heckled throughout the game.

We have no idea who the manager may be when pre-season training starts in early July, but some fans made it very clear this afternoon that they simply hate Alan Pardew – and I choose my words wisely.

Newcastle fans are the best to play for when things are going well – but passion works both ways – and when we are doing very poorly – which we have been since the turn of the year – they are the hardest fans in the world to play in front of.

If that was not clear before the game today – it is crystal clear after the game.

Whether we will see any real changes at Newcastle come the end of the season – we  have no idea.

But its a very unhealthy situation at the club right now – and that is the truth.

Teams:

Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett (Massadio Haidara 45); Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita (Steven Taylor 78), Yoan Gouffran (Dan Gosling 70), Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy.
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Luuk de Jong, Adam Armstrong.

Cardiff City (4-5-1): David Marshall; Fabio (Magnus Wolff Eikrem 86), Steven Caulker (c), Ben Turner, Declan John; Peter Whittingham, Aron Gunnarsson, Kim Bo-Kyung (Craig Bellamy 45), Jordon Mutch, Wilfried Zaha; Fraizer Campbell (Kenwyne Jones 73)
Subs not used: Joe Lewis, Kevin McNaughton, Don Cowie, Jo Inge Berget.

Referee: Martin Atkinson

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93 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    hope today is the last we see of colocinni at sjp. and pardew for that matter

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  • toonbrother

    May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #2

    arguably the worst captain and manager pairing in premiership history

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  • TurkishFan101

    May 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    toonbrother

    Yep well done mate, he will go so we get championship quality straight in like Williamson.

    If you think he will put Mbiwa in that spot you are dreaming, we are talking about PARDEW here.

    He put Steven Taylor in front of Mbiwa.

    Well done, for all the disgusting comments about our club captain.

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  • toonking

    May 3, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #4

    repost

    JB

    nolan barton and carroll are not quality but they are passionate.

    also their is a certain number that has to be named in a squad that have been in england for about 5 years before they reach the age 21, so sadly you can either have shola and saylor given extensions to their contracts or bring in new british players.

    why does a player from abroad want to come here when the north east of england is nothing but countryside to them and newcastle have nothing about them which is in big clubs even our fans are in chaos at the minute.

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  • jockonthetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Bellamy actually cam on to quite a few cheers and had some good natured banter with crowd who warming up, guess the tv didn’t pick it up.

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #6

    It took 5 yrs of Ashley for 5K to walk..
    In 45 more years stadium will be empty…

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  • geordie157

    May 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I walked out of my lounge on the 69th min, is that acceptable

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  • jockonthetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Colocinnis contribution this season has been some curly haired babies cramlington with a claim on the Falklands, plays to get away!

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  • TurkishFan101

    May 3, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Himanshu Dhingra // May 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Turkish Fan @104

    “What abt Pardew?”

    I wish mate, whats good if there is no championship manager to manage these massive influx of championship average players coming in?

    All of our flair players are going and gone, we have to accept that UNLESS some miracle happens and we sack Pardew replacing him with a good european manager like Frank De Boer or Remi Garde.

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  • toonbrother

    May 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Disgusting players deserve disgusting comments.
    17 goals conceded in 7 games is a disgusting return for any club captain.
    Remember Colocinni was also a mainstay in the central defence that got us relegated two seasons ago.
    I just pray he takes his clownish self back to argentina and stops degrading the NUFC jersey with his disgusting performances

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  • davetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Well if MA doesnt get change the manager, this will continue on next season.
    We keep hearing how he is a shrewd businessman. Would he keep on a CEO of Sports Direct who the market hated?

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  • davetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #12

    @geordie157 😀

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #13

    toonking

    What Nolan Barton and Carroll had was that they were all very good players, we need someone with a bit of flair, someone to make that one pass to set up a goal.

    Colback is just another work horse and no better than what we already have, if thats the extent of our summer spending ambition then next season is gonna be dire

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  • davetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #14

    One of the hardest things to implement for a manger is consistency of performance. Only the best managers can get their players to buy into their game plan and personality to achieve this.

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  • Toon1978

    May 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Collo was outstanding today.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    JB…What we need is someone with some bloody passion.

    From the owner, to the manager and then the players, between the lot of them they have completely drained me this season. 2014 has confirmed it, but the damage was already done before this woeful run. I wasn’t a big fan of Barton, think the bloke is an idiot, but, we lack character at this club. Not surprising when the owner is a characterless, careless…hmmm…I can’t think of another “c” word. Any ideas?

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Ibiza

    That goes without saying mate as we have none at the moment but that has to come from the top and as it stands we are a corporate shell of a club thats run on balance sheets and BS.

    But for Pardew to say he thinks the summer recruitment drive will get fans back on his side and we are, by all account after more average runners, it’s more signs that the rot is there for good

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  • TurkishFan101

    May 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #18
  • Average_Contents

    May 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #19

    This just sums up how I feel

    The wife: what’s up? Did you lose?

    Me: no we won

    The wife: never seen you like that before after you’ve won!

    Usually sulk like a child when we lose and nobody can talk to me 🙂 and act like a loon if we win but not today! 🙁

    Don’t get me wrong I’m happy ww won of course but I cannot stomach fat cnut or his puppet any longer!

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  • Toon1978

    May 3, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibizatoon

    We lack English grit mate. With French players, as soon as things do not go their way they get huffy and their heads go down hence the reason for so many drubbings this season. With Nolan Carroll and Barton, you have graft and heart. Look what happened with the 4-4 against Arsenal. Do you think todays players that we have now could do that? I think not. Some have more ability that them 3 english players i have mentioned but they lack commitment and grit. I believe if we had of kept Carroll, Nolan and Barton with the players we currently have, we would be in the healthier position the the league and we could have still had Cabs here also. But thats an ideal world lol which never happens for NUFC. 🙂

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  • croftus5678

    May 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #21

    ok first things first I am very very glad we got a result there as it will help us “if” we try to sign players.

    didnt see the game fully but from what i did the scoreline looked more flattering than the game and i was glad to see those fans walking out in protest (my personal protest was not to go at all tbh) wether ashley even cares or not we shall now find out !

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  • Ancientcoptic

    May 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #22

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/03/article-2619383-1D8AFD6700000578-750_634x568.jpg

    Ben Arfa at the game supporting the team. How I wish Pardew would P*** off and let this professional get coached by a manager that told him to attack instead of track back. What a god awful waste.

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  • validator

    May 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #23

    On to the summer now and move all the dead wood out and hopefully sign some quality.

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  • davetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #24

    no game plan, no spirit, no leadership, no communication with the fans, no buying of players but the balance sheet is good.

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Best banner I’ve seen today read

    ‘Balance sheet champion’s 2008-20014’

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #26

    JB…I have very little hope that Ashley plans to get rid of wor Pards this summer. Tbh, I’m not sure how much I care anymore.

    I want Ashley gone. I have absolutely no faith in the man to deliver anywhere near to what we as fans want. I don’t believe he even really cares about the footballing aspect. If he does, then he’s really stupid, which I don’t think he is.

    It’s rotten. The whole concept and drive behind the club is gross. I accept there needs to be a business side to the club, probably a large side, he can’t just kill off the passion though. There is no need. What a petty sad individual.

    Anyway, I’m off. Knew it would be a bad idea coming on here, didn’t realise it would be me being the gloom. What a neggar 🙂

    Average…Just seen your post on the last thread. Sums up my feelings perfectly.

    Right, I guess I best go celebrate our big win!

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    Cheer up mate, it’s not as if Pardew has six years left on his contract is it 😉

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  • toonking

    May 3, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #28

    JB

    what we need is players with good movement and speed not ones who stand like statues and are ball greedy.

    the commentator in the game said himself that our players were getting into the centre far to much and not using the width enough, i was replied by someone earlier who seemed to think i’m asking for hoofball when i’m saying i want crosses more, but i’m not wanting hoofball i’m wanting players using the whole of the pitch.

    when we had them 3 we had 1 winger who would get the ball into the box and as he was wide that caused more space for carroll to attempt to score then nolan was waiting for the rebound as those in the centre would be attempting to keep carroll from scoring.
    now we just see every player running into the centre which causes over crowding as all the midfielder and defenders are not having to spread out.

    the person to blame for us being linked to players like colback is not pardew at all, it’s ashley 100% because he wants cheap players.
    we shouldn’t be scouting the french league for players the best foreign league players are bundeliga and la liga.

    the price of quality player now is £20mil+ and even that is cheap for strikers.
    the time that a striker who was excellent cost £10-£20 mil is history.
    so ashley needs to stop getting so many cheap players and start spending or we are stuck with colbacks.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #29

    1978…I wouldn’t say it needs to be English grit, but certainly grit.

    I can think of a load of Brits who I wouldn’t want turning up wearing the black and white stripes. We need a decent balance. We desperately need a leader or two, someone to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and the rest of the players if need by. Heck, even the manager.

    Anyway, i’m outta here. Take it easy all.

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  • davetoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #30

    @Toon1978 just to put things into perspective, we did get relegated with Carroll, Nolan and Barton in the team

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  • croftus5678

    May 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #31

    so…….maybe this has forced ashley to spend !!! really hope so as imo ashley is more than half to blame !

    carr will now recruit some decent players hopefully ! (carr is the only person who i think always does a good job)

    but will pards be able to take those good players and make us an attacking team that can score some goals and push into the top 6 ??? i do doubt it and in an ideal world i’d have nobby in charge or an attacking manager atleast but time will tell !

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #32

    toonking

    The first thing we need is the right manager as it doesn’t matter who we have or who we want to sign as under Pardew they will be ruined.

    I honestly can’t see Ashley trusting the summers rebuilding thats being reported

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #33

    JB…Just no need. I didn’t realise you had such a nasty side 🙂

    Have a good one.

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #34

    to Alan Pardew

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Ibiza,

    +1

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  • JackButler

    May 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza

    Sorry mate, have a drink for me 😀

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  • Graeme

    May 3, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Turkish 101 @ 3 – the disgusting comments about our Captain?

    Is this the same man who has publically stated that he wants out of Newcastle ASAP to return to Argentina? Is this the same man who’s wife walked out on him because of his actions?

    He’s captain because P45DUE has alienated just about everyone else to keep the “Captain” in the side. Our best performances in defence this year were with M’biwa & Willo – Collo comes back from his jolly to Argentina and M’biwa was instantly dropped to make way. We then started conceeding goals left, right & center.

    Why is he captain? Tiote is far better in the role.

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  • Toon1978

    May 3, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #39

    davetoon

    We got promotion with them 3 in the team and got us a 12th the season after in the EPL with true grit and leadership BUT even then, we lacked creativity. A HBA and Cabaye to compliment those 3 players would have been a good mix. Best of both worlds in creativity, flair, fight and leadership 🙂

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  • validator

    May 3, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #40

    He’ll fight on!

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