Aaron’s Great Goal – And He Meant It Too – Video


It was a really good goal from Rolando Aarons yesterday and he told Alan Pardew he meant to score, and looking a few times at the video we believe him – he did mean to score.

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Peter Beardsley with Rolando Aarons
After Rolando signed his first professional contract earlier this year


This is what Pardew said immediately after the game yesterday:

“Perhaps the real highlight, if I’m honest, of pre-season so far has been Rolando. He was again terrific and it’s nice to see a young player really pushing.”

“I thought he was a real problem today for Schalke and may that continue in terms of his progression.”  “Did he mean the goal? He says he did. He looked me straight in the eye and said he did.” 

“We started with a much more experienced side today.” “We had been working towards this game. A tournament such as this is difficult for all the managers when you have two games so close.” 

“We steered clear of injuries, which I’m happy about. Our performance was average to good.” “We are really pleased with that because it’s a real high-calibre tournament and the best team won.”

“Malaga were better than the other two teams at a technical level.”  ” For us to play a different type of game was very useful. It was good experience to play against Malaga and Schalke.”

Take a look at the goal again and watch how Rolando has his eyes only on the goal – and he doesn’t look across to see where the other Newcastle players were positioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ673a3Oed8

We think he really meant to score – which makes the goal even more unbelievable.

Now Alan Pardew and our coaches have to keep the young lad’s feet firmly on the ground, and he must know that he still has an awful lot to learn, and if he does that he can then become an excellent player for Newcastle.

And on a positive note – Rolando was just great for us yesterday.

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268 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Wow your on it this morning Edd
    Repost
    Markaccus

    how depressing was the Blog Saturday??…I don’t even bother commenting when its like that. You just get embroiled in a war of attrition.
    Yes the first half was shocking Saturday but the comments that were flying around that were doomed and relegation fodder was a total joke. And as I’ve already said makes you wonder why some on here are actually Nufc fans

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  • gazza85

    Aug 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Anyone else think Satka looks like a young Willo?

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost
    Joe Kinnears hard work coming to the fore now,it shows all the long hours he put in was worth it….Thanks Joe :-0
    I’m sure he signed Keegan in his day and he’s won almost everything there is and he can take the phone to any manager including Sir Alex “5 more mins ref” Ferguson

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    markaccus

    yes I would play sdj as a false 9, but with the forwards we have bought cabella could be the man for as he is more mobile and we have riviere and perez and they could all swap and interchange

    god its nice to have options

    did aarons really mean it

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Gazza
    Yeah he does

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    jazzy

    most of the moaners on sat not been here since the end of the season and none were yesterday when we win
    says it all really

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    @beermonkey
    I don’t think he meant it,he looks across before shooting/crossing and I reckon he means to put it I into the danger area which he does but scores.
    Also,it’s great to have options as you say.
    Especially as we seen Cabella scoring yesterday and looks comfortable on either side or through the middle and was very direct.
    We’ve now got a lot of speed and trickery with him,Aarons and SDJ

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    I hope Forest take a couple of other players on loan from us.

    Would be good for players like Dummet/Campbell/Sammy Ameobi to get a few competative games. I reckon Stuart Pearce has had a big say in this.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Beermonkey

    Seems strange that we actually have options up front mate don’t it. I personally don’t think Rolando meant it do you.
    Another 3 players through the core of the team would make us a top 6-7 PL team for sure. Think the Top 4 is way off yet, But its nice to see we are looking to move forward rather than dropping down the table

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Did Aarons mean in? Perhaps not directly, but the intention was certainly there.

    You get taught that, get the cross in as it could end up flying in the back of the net. Put it in the danger area and anything could happen.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Moaners,
    I can understand many of them.
    We end up in 5th and weaken the team??
    All of a sudden we are spending money and recruiting top players,why not then when we had a half decent squad already?
    Maybe Cabaye would’ve stayed.
    Hopefully we can get Grenier now but it’s irritating for us all when we feel we are almost there as a team and we cash in without strengthening until a year later.
    The team is starting to look the part again but we just never know when Mash will sell off the better players again.
    Tough being a supporter

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Beermonkey

    I understand the fans frustrations as Saturday’s performance was reminiscent of the second half of last season. But imo was just way over the top negativity that just drags this blog down.

    We all come on here for good banter and not to dragged in to petty arguments that are totally unfounded from a pre season friendly

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  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Aarons definitely looks over to the box before crossing it.

    It was on the replay of the goal about 5 times.

    It was definitely a cross and unintentional.

    That being said he was great.

    Let’s hope he can push his way into the first team fringe players this season. It’s about time we had some decent youngsters coming through, rather than Dummet who is just another Paul Huntington / Peter Ramage / David Edgar

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Just because we have the pieces doesn’t mean the jigsaw is complete, we still need the expert hand to put them all together correctly.

    You could have the biggest most technically brilliant army in the world but without the right general to lead them, they will get beat in spite of their quality.

    That my friends is where we are at. A few parts away from a car that can compete against the best but without a competent driver to handle it.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #15

    Nice win yesterday, shame we couldn’t keep a clean sheet as that would have given the defence more confidence, I won’t say the defender that made the mistake because Beatroll25 might start having a fit again.

    Obertan was signed by pards and won’t be sold as Percy will have to accept his failure on him, he is a poor player but hope he proved me wrong. Hope young Rolando gets a chance ahead of alien head.

    I do worry that we struggle against teams that have movement, we need to press higher up the pitch and not sit back inviting pressure as we seem to do.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Marty
    Your right it is tough being a fan of Nufc. As we seem to go througg the rigger more than most.

    For me mate im buzzing for the new season and cant wait to walk into SJP for the first home game of the season

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Also I think if we can add a young RB (like Sam Byram of Leeds United), a creative midfielder (like Grenier of Lyon) and bring HBA in from the cold we could really do some damage this season with or without Pardew.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Through

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Sturridge injured but only cautionary although with all the games Liverpool will have the year it could take its toll on them and they’re without the 30 goal biting machine too :-0
    Top 6 could be a possibility with a lot less games to play than many of those teams.
    We will need a more solid defence without a doubt and need to score goals from set plays.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Newcastle fans could hardly have hoped to see their team invest in a couple of new players ahead of the new season, let alone the seven signings they’ve already made – including this weekend’s confirmation of Facundo Ferryra’s loan from Shakhtar Donetsk – and it looks like Alan Pardew is not yet finished in the market.

    Having already confirmed that the club are still looking at bringing in a first choice striker – despite the impressive pre-season form of Emmanuel Riviere, and the acquisitions of the Frenchman, Ayoze Perez and now Ferreyra – but it looks like the manager has cast his eye backwards to building a stronger foundation for the future with the impending capture of two English prospects from Nottm Forest. The news has just broken that – as expected – Newcastle are on the verge of signing both Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Stuart Pearce’s side.

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    Lascelle had been the subject of interest from Tottenham recently, as well as having attracted the unlawful attentions of Everton back in 2010 (for which the Toffees were fined), and would bolster Newcastle’s defence as one of the most highly-rated centre-halves the country has produced recently, and Darlow will eventually become further back-up to Tim Krul and Rob Elliot in goal. But neither will be available straight away, as according to Sky Sports’ Graeme Bailey, the players would head immediately back to Forest on loan for the season after completing their moves.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Charnley has stepped up to the plate and made signings however JFK gets the credit though….His job was to take the s*** and not make signings, we had no choice but to start a fresh this summer especially with all the outgoing we had. Add to that the lack of interest in season tickets I think it became quite clear to the regime that money had to be spent….although we’ve spent what we have made in sales, I believe someone will leave before the window shuts I’d we are to sign a purple like Grenier or PEA

    We are still massively short on a commanding CB and definitely still need a 15 goal CF.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Out Toon

    Nice little sly dig there. I welcome that kind of post as it means people care.

    I agree that Yanga was partially at fault. My issue t’other day was that you were destroying M’bwia and calling him 5hite.

    You’re one of these fans that bases your opinions of the 10 games you’ve seen him play out of position and do not take into consideration the times before NUFC andthe flashes of brilliance he has shown whilst here (Spurs away anyone).

    At least we can both agree Saylor is crap.

    Oh and eid mubarak for the other day.

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  • lesh

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #23

    Marty-Toon…

    I’m certainly no great fan of Ashley but am beginning to feel that the failure to build on fifth and the selling of some players without replacement, was down to him aiming to get the club’s finances in good order.

    He appears to have achieved that but unlike other clubs, he’s not spending silly money on players.

    He’s sanction the recruitment of seven so far, six on ‘permanent’ contracts and nobody can deny they’ve been quality players at very good prices.

    Now it’s down to Pardew to deliver as he can’t complain about a weak squad – he’s got some very good players at his disposal and as sure as god made little apples, he’ll be out of the door if he fails to deliver, meets the performance targets he’ll have agreed to.

    It’s going to be a interesting season.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #24

    ”Charnley has stepped up to the plate and made signings however JFK gets the credit though….His job was to take the s*** and not make signings”

    This is 100% correct and I agree wholeheartedly.

    His job was to come in and flog Cabaye. Job done and a nice little payment from Ashley. I bet he took a percentage as well.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Beatroll

    Personally think Mapou needs a run of games in his favoured position before anyone can comment on his true potential really mate.
    On what I have seen so far although out of position granted I would class him more of a liability than an asset at present

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #26

    @Lesh
    I get ya there,just that we will be on a knifes edge next window wondering who’s gonna be let go and if we will bother getting a replacement or just left be,as we have a accomplished a top half position.
    Hoping for a good season,with some fight and quality

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Jazzy

    It was insane! You would have thought we were relegated!

    Beermonkey

    Options, OPTIONS? What is this strange word you have invented!,

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #28

    Beatroll25

    Thanks mate, I have based my opinions on MYM on how he has played for us mate, when we signed him I was really excited…montpellier skipper who came with a really big reputation but he has suffered by coming into this league. Lukaku destroyed him in a brutal 45mins, Spurs away tim krul broke the record for most saves in a PL game. MYM made a class clearance but I’d hardly call it a good defensive performance. What disappointed me the most against a 3rd rate malaga team was when he turned his back on a shot, I have given him stick over the past year because people on here judge him based on his reputation and past performances away in France, look at how he has played for us and tell me what games he’s played well in.

    Much like Bramble he has a error in him, showed again yesterday as he slept for the Schalke kid to score. He just lacks the basic fundamentals in defending, I hope he proves me wrong as it took Colo more than 1 season to adapt.

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  • Small World

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #29

    Aarons – To date making the sort of progress we’d all like to see from the younger players.

    Great form for juniors
    Signs pro contract
    Gets squad number
    Makes bench at end of one season
    Plays well next pre-season
    Gets (maybe) 10 appearances this term?

    It has all happened within the last year. Maybe the club do really have a policy of if you’re good enough – you’re old enough for the first team. I’d like to see it.

    We all talk about prospects – however it is clear that many of ours over the last few years whether due to form or fitness have clearly not been coming through the ranks. Vukic is a classic example. There have been plenty of others.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #30

    jazzyp

    100% agree. I would never play him at RB and wouldn’t partner him with Saylor at all.

    For me (and this sounds outrageous) Mapou should be made captain of a few games and we will see him taking on responsibility like he did at Montpellier.

    He was tipped as future France captain and a player that would play at the very top but it just hasn’t worked here for him yet and it seems Pardew doesn’t fancy him.

    I still think back to Colo’s first season and Enrique’s first. People were hoping they were sold. Some people just take time to settle but it doesn’t help them if they are not involved or put at RB.

    Fans calling you 5hite, newspapers giving you low scores and mistakes being made can easily lead to low morale and a person questioning ‘what am I doing here? what’s gone wrong?!’. Give him a run out, let him take responsibility.

    I would rather drop points now and see he isn’t good enough than to let potentially one of the best CB’s in Europe go.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #31

    Have they found the initial Malaysian flight
    370 that dissapeared 5 or 6 months ago?
    Sorry being out of topic but it irritates me until to find out what might happen and where it might be folks…

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  • valle

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Good win yesterday, and a confidence booster after the dreadfull saturday game… Its nice to hear that we are still after more players, because its needed to get NUFC to where we belong. But it seems to me that we are still linked with a top striker rather than a comanding CB, which I think we need more. If we are after both, then fine, but we dont really hear any rumours about any CB’s at all, except for that young forrest player, who will probably be bought for the future and not now.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Jabba is still a c@nt,this should have been done 2yrs ago,imagine if we had signed some quality players the season after we finished 5th,great he’s signed some players,this is the norm for every club every summer all over the world.

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #34

    I dunno what you guys think but I think Riviere might shock a few people. I like the look of him he’s got good feet, he’s fast, good in the air and he has strength and he showed how well he can hold the ball up too in yesterday’s game plus he’s a willing runner. I’m predicting 15 goals for him this season.

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  • valle

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #35

    Btw… Apperently sky sports think that Denmark would be in revolt if we were allowed to see this: http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/9406052/pardew-targets-champions-league-place

    So could anyone of you guys who life in much quieter places please give me the just of it?

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  • Slank

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Lee Charnley probably cares more about Newcastle United than anyone else at the club as he has worked his way up through the ranks at the club for years.

    He probably knows more about how the club operates and as seen how various other people have performed or not and has been involved in previous transfers but not as the main man. Now he is the main man.

    Clearly Ashley has every confidence in him otherwise he wouldn’t have been appointed MD in the first place.

    Far too many fans put him down when he was first appointed as MD showing yet again their ignorance.

    Charnley’s actions speak louder than his words, which are few. He said what he had to say when he was promoted.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Our Toon

    To me he looks miserable. His mentality seem down and it is a time like this you need a manager capable of bringing him back from the abyss.

    Give him focus, belief and motivation and you will see a completely different player.

    Sadly I think the manager couldn’t motivate anyone.

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  • GeordieRob

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #38

    Our Toon.

    I don’t believe we have the personnel yet to press up the pitch. None of our CHs are quick or good on the turn. Pards tried a high line in his first season and we got crushed by huge clubs like Bolton and Wigan (Elmander hasn’t scored a goal since). Colo needs the ball in front of him and that means dropping a little deeper to not get caught out. Otherwise we have to rely on totally cutting the supply at the source. Can we get that kind of work rate from SDJ and Cabella? I’m not sold on the idea that pressing will work yet.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #39

    Beatroll

    A run in the side at CB next to Colo would, imo, help him re attach his head. Thats all thats missing, as he has all the other attributes required. Not sure about captaincy but certainly having a bit of faith in him would help as you say.

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  • valle

    Aug 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #40

    apparently*

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