Newcastle Manager Pleased With New Attacking Options

24 year-old Emmanuel Riviere looked the part for Newcastle United in their 4-0 win against Sydney FC yesterday, and in fact all our new boys on display played well.

adam armstrong scores Sydney 82 mins

Adam Armstrong after scoring Newcastle’s 4th goal

Siem de Jong scored his second goal in as many games for Newcastle and seemed to combine well with Riviere, who opened his account after 26 minutes.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was certainly happy to see Newcastle look dangerous up front again, after we had found it very difficult to score any goals in the second half of the season.

This is what the manager said today:

“We lacked offensive options in the final third of last season, particularly in the second half of the season so we have improved that. And I thought that was on show.”

“I think that is fair to say the goals came from mistakes. It’s a funny stage of the season for Sydney so they are not really up to speed.”

“Graham Arnold is a great manager and there were some good players on show. The scoreline flattered us slightly.”

It was just the result the fans wanted to see yesterday, after the tragedy that befell fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney last Thursday, that has united the north east in their bereavement.

And Jack Colback also looked good in midfield as he put in a workmanlike performance, and he will be challenging for a starting position next season, with performances like this one yesterday.

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7 comments so far

  • Sliema

    Jul 23, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #1

    I was impressed with Rivière. He looks like a handful for defenders.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 23, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    On the other hand, most will say you make your own luck. The mistakes were made because of our attacking pressure. If you took away every teams “lucky” goals over the course of a season, there would be a lot more 1-0s and draws 😀

  • nut meg

    Jul 23, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3


    Sylvain Marveaux finalises Guingamp loan move
    Guingamp announced the loan signing of Newcastle United attacking midfield player Sylvain Marveaux for the 2014/2015 season.

    The club’s President announced that he was delighted to sign the Frenchman and went on to say that the condition he was left in Newcastle was unacceptable for a player of his quality. He hopes that Marveaux can prove himself in Ligue 1 again.

    As for the man himself, Marveaux said that his aim was to find a club and a manager that wants me and the reason I am here is because I have a very good feeling here he also confirmed that Europa League football was a factor in bringing him to EAG.

    There is a buyout option available at the end of the loan deal.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Man citeh were “lucky” against liverpool, which ultimately won them the championship, but it would be silly to say they won the championship due to luck. They had to be up there in the first place.

  • paul6257

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Sydney fc are sky bet league one at best. we still need a good quality forward and centre half.

  • WestOzMag

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Speaking from an aussie point of view ive seen Sydney fc play plenty of times and they are mid table in the A- league in a league of 10 teams. They are really poor to watch but are one of the glamour clubs cos of where they are from and the money they have. If pardew thinks he can settle with what we have up front he is dreaming!!

  • croftus5678

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7

    aye considering 3 of our best performers from last year wasnt there and two of our most promising new signings was missing we did great.

    krull/sissoko/tiote/janmaat/cabella yet to get into that team.


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