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Pardew – We Were Brave But Unlucky – Crowd Were Magnificent

8:04 pm, Sunday, August 17th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 175 Comments

Alan Pardew was pleased with the overall performance of the Newcastle team today – and one thing was obvious – we have players who will run their socks off for the Newcastle cause, and the lads almost got a point today – and against lesser teams than Manchester City – we would have won this game.

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Alan Pardew and Manuel Pellegrini pointing today

But there’s a reason why Manchester City have won the Premier League in two of the last three seasons, and that’s because they have some world-class players – and that was obvious today – especially in the first half.

But give credit to the Newcastle players who came roaring back in the second half, after being 1-0 down at half time – and with just a little bit of luck we could have taken something out of this game.

This is what Alan Pardew said to Sky Sports immediately after the game:

“It was frustrating for us because in the second half we really pushed on up and put some younger players on, who were a bit naive at times,  but who threatened with their pace. We just couldn’t get that equalizer.¨

“I feel that if we could have got that then we could have gone on to win it because we looked like we had more legs in the team.¨  “We were brave, we went for it and there were some outstanding performances.¨

¨All the players were solid and Remy gave us some moments around the box that we haven’t had for a long time.”   “There were a couple of times when we broke down today and perhaps rushed it, with people not understanding Manu’s Riviera runs, but that will come.¨

“But it was a really good team effort against, let’s be honest, real quality, and the quality won it today.¨ “I was pleased with a lot of the aspects of today’s game. The defence was solid and the crowd were magnificent.”

From what we saw today we need to bring in another striker, and while the defense was fairly solid, we still looked too porous at times, and we’d love for Newcastle to bring in a good center-back before September 2nd rolls around.

And it looks like Jack Colback was our best player today – and he hardly ever gave the ball away – this lad can become a great signing for Newcastle and the price wasn’t too bad either – a free agent.

It was great to see the way Jack closed players down today – and hey – this lad can become a future captain at Newcastle United.

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  • 1 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:06 PM


    bang you hit the nail on the head, the front 4 dissapointed,

    yet i know there all good players, not world beaters but good enough,

    this is football under pardew, its how its always been, contain, counter attack

    wonder goal moments,

  • 2 Thump // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    ¨All the players were solid and Remy gave us some moments around the box that we haven’t had for a long time.”

    I know of a player who can give us those moments with Cabella. Any idea who he is, Pardy?

  • 3 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    how were we unlucky

    did the keeper save 12 of our shots
    did he save 5 of our shots
    did he even sve 1 of them

    simple answer is no

    they had 13 , 5 on target and 2 went in

    i dont see how we were unlucky,

    but yeh, the crowd were good

  • 4 Thump // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    That’s the thing, catchy. They disappointed because because they don’t know how to play the final ball. Damn shame because they’re very capable, but it seems like they haven’t been given any instructions what to do when they can’t get to the byline to whip in a cross.

    Riviere made me laugh a few times. Showed some strength to pick the ball up and then the only thing he thought of was rolling the ball out for a goal kick. Then, later on, he took a shot that even Ronaldo would have struggled with. Think he was feeling the pressure a bit today.

  • 5 Four 3 3 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Enjoyed the match today but more out of curiosity to see how all these new signings got on. As many people have pointed out Colback was very good and I loved the way he closed people down quickly and chased players which makes them turn away to protect the ball. Coloccini was superb on the ball and seems a total contract to Williamson who was also decent but in a different way; forceful, good in the air, great timing of tackles.

    The stand out player of the game for me though was Dzecko who we just couldn’t touch throughout the game. Is he made of steel?

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    i don’t think pardew can really say we were unlucky in any way.

  • 7 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Please someone explain the benefit of Percy’s tactic of having all 11 players in our own box to defend a corner?

    Ed, let’s have a poll on who approves of Percy’s ancient tactic of seeking Mike Williamson’s head from every free kick.

  • 8 tequilamag // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    RH Man City deserved the 3 points. Hardly surprising as there is a huge gulf in class between the 2 teams. Aquero one chance one goal. Still a decent performance though. Perez had one chance which was deflected by an excellent deflection from Kompany Ihink.Colo was not even close to the Aquero goal. Not really Pardews fault though that Man City have better players.

  • 9 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    cabbella has got one thing extra which that other player didn’t have.
    he would help the defence.

    when you watch the city team today and see the amount of players they had back defending when we were on the attack, you can’t deny that everyone in the team need to assist the back as much as they assist the forward line especially when a teams defence is below average and have not got a forward in the clas of suaez.

    really it gets more and more strange how anyone can say HBA deserves another chance when he has already caused off the field problems 3 times (something even the liverpool fans consider was one too many with suaez when he bit a player for the 3rd time)

    then we see fans twisting and moaning about dummett and obatan getting starts or coming on as sub when these two have had just as little game time as HBA well even less really.

    also the poor finishing which HBA himself is just as bad with really because each and every time he has the ball he attempts to shoot himself rather than pick out the right pass so if we hate this teams poor finishing why play HBA who has far more chances wasted than what he creates.

    finally moaning that pardew has players playing too defensive which is what we will see happening even more frequently if he were to play with a midfielder who will never put an effort into assisting the back line.

  • 10 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Four 3 3

    I agree with that.

    Silva and Dzecko were outstanding.

  • 11 pawl250 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    we were unlucky because on another day one of our shots could have been on target or we could have took a deflection.

    On another day Fernando may have not been that extra second quick to may the block against Perez.

    We were not played off the park like I expected.

    It was promising.

    I personally thought Sissoko and Colo were awful today.

    Colo should have stayed in position for first goal and was far to slow moving out of his own area for second goal therefore keeping Aguero onside for a one on one with him and he simply lacks the pace. For Mbiwa should be starting beside Williamson, although I prefer another Cb to come in to start beside him.

    Dummett was awful too. His free header on goal was a gift. Donkey that he is. Haidara is a much better player in my opinion.

    Cabella and Colback stand out best players.

    Riviere couldn’t finish if he was playing all day. His shots were wild and poor as suspected we lack a goalscorer. Remy would have had chances to atleast get a shot on target.

    Think Siem is a big miss in and around the box.

    Bottom line, we expected to lose. We did. And did so without being humiliated like last year. We looked decent enough to actually steal a draw towards the end. Just unfortunate not to. The fine lines of Sissoko missing a shot to a minute later conceding the second goal.

    Simply put I saw enough to think a top 10 finish is not unrealistic.

    Pardew also needs slapped for putting Obertan on.

  • 12 pawl250 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Also Cabella being a technically gifted and skillful player….. Defended.

    Wow!! See people a good skillful player can still defend and be effective.

    Just shows how poor Hba is as a squad player. And how much Hba plays for Hba opposed for Newcastle and working for his team and fans.

    Cabella showed quality on and off the ball today.

  • 13 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    my point as a whole is not towards you alone it’s at all them HBA lovers still insisting we could do better with HBA playing.

  • 14 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    it’s also why i would have actually been happy to see HBA join everton.

  • 15 cestriasteve // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Sorry, I thought it was an excellent game, Collo makes one mistake and it’s probably because he thought willo couldn’t deal with the problem himself. Jack Colbeck was the stand out player for us. Agree Dzecko was class

  • 16 geordie157 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I thought we deserved to get a draw but the difference was clear with city just having that extra quality in their side. Cabella and colback impressed, Perez and Aarons showed no fear against the champions.

    If we get a centre back and striker we’d be in for a good season.

  • 17 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    didn’t see all the match

    did all our set plays go at willos head ???

    thought there were some good positives to come out of today from what I saw

  • 18 tequilamag // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    I don`t think it was a bad performance. Man City picked up 5 yellow cards today which shows the amount of pressure we put on them. Very few people predicted a win for us today and I think the scoreline flattered City

  • 19 Mister Tuff // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    our toon – I’ll check out the incidents later on when the game is on MOtD – still think we can blame Colo for both goals. They may have an in depth look at the goals – don’t know who the pundits are tonight on MOtD.
    In the meantime you may find a white stick helpful.

  • 20 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Just got back from game – atmosphere more like the old times – could here a pin drop in the minutes silence.
    To the match – overall thought we played well difference in the teams – City had a little more class where it told. Looking forward to seeing Siem du Jong slotting in.

    The biggest difference was our movement off the ball much much better than seasons gone.
    Colback my MOM
    Got speed to burn upfront scared the life out of City second half just need to put our chances away.

  • 21 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    beer monkey
    do you miss shola ameobi that much or is it you are a fan who would love use to use saylor?

    willo at the minute is reall the only tall physical player we have.

    a ball did reach dummetts head but he was far too small so it was hit more like a volleey ball and went over the bar.

    gouffran had a chance for a goal but as he had to attempt it by his feet it was harder to get his shot and they tackled him.

    we need these players to stop being softies when in the box battling for the ball or bring back the hoofballers amobi nolan and carroll.

  • 22 Munster Mag // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    In the first two minutes Cabella showed why he is a rated, valuable player, and HBA is an overweight troublemaker. Cabella chased one of their players down the wing and kept nipping at him, never giving ground. HBA wouldnt have been even near him. He has caused trouble everywhere and will be considered a nobody when he is finished , despite laughingly trying to compare himself to Messi / Ronaldo . Rotunda, people like you have little clue about football, and would probably rather see NUFC relegated with HBA as a main talent in the team, in the team, and Pardew then sacked , than see us do well. I saw loads and loads of positives there today. On we lost, but on a different day we might have got a draw. City are a class outfit, and we made them work hard. Things will get better. The attic dwellers need to get off Pardew’s case and start being supporters rather than dreamworld journalists.

  • 23 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Thought Sissoko and Coloccini had half decent games. Sissoko was full of energy.

  • 24 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Yaya Toure did nothing today.

  • 25 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM


    we played far to deep, and the gap between MF and our only outlet was massive.

    man c made the same moves through out the game and pardew did nothing about it. our full backs got murderd for 90 mins

  • 26 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:43 PM


    I agree with that. Citeh were rattled, particularly second half, and they were the ones who made a defensive sub on the end when fernandinho came on. Obertan fooled pardew into giving him a chance, but did sod all as usual. Hopefully he is done with him. I think sdj will replace him. Two from aarons, perez and ferreyra will be the other attackers on the bench.

    If our attacking line up would click, i think we will be picking up good results

  • 27 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    22Munster Mag

    Well said mate

  • 28 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Moan moan bloody moan

  • 29 Small World // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Coming in from the match tonight, I reckon best write up on the game is found on another website ( Instead of the some time hysterical comments on here, unreasonable folks with agendas to pursue and of course trying their damnedest to be a WUM. Try checking this out. I couldn’t agree more…


    Newcastle 0 Manchester City 2

    A new-look Newcastle side gave their all against the Premier League Champions but lost by two goals – like both games against City at St. James’ Park last season.

    However, despite the scoreline, there was much to be positive about with the debutants all showing some promise, and a decent all round team performance leaving the home crowd far from despondent.

    The difference was two bits of clinical finishing in either half from David Silva and substitute, Sergio Aguero but arguably United had the better chances but failed to make Joe Hart make a save.

    Ayoze Perez almost equalised seconds after coming off the bench, his deflected shot shaving the Gallowgate goal post, and Moussa Sissoko blasted a late chance over the bar from a similar position to where he netted against Real Sociedad.

    There were also chances for Emmanuel Riviere, Yoan Gouffran and Paul Dummett, while Remy Cabella showed some creativity and nifty footwork but over elaborated at times.

    Daryl Janmaat marked his debut with our only booking but looked solid at right back and Jack Colback had an excellent first start in midfield.

    Rolando Aarons also featured in his first Premier League game and was almost on the end of a Colback free-kick but Sissoko took it off his toes and headed narrowly wide.

    The two decisive moments came in the 38th and 92nd minutes and both will have frustrated Alan Pardew as Silva found space in the box to tuck the bull under Tim Krul following Edin Dzeko’s backheel.

    Aguero’s added-time winner came when Yaya Toure picked him out and the Argentinean striker evaded Fabricio Coloccini’s challenge before firing a shot that Krul parried back to him before tucking in the rebound.

    It was similar to last season’s league meeting when Alvaro Negredo finished the game in added time after slotting home after Krul had saved his first effort.

    But there was an overall feelgood factor in the sunshine at St. James’ this season that the new signings have engendered and hopefully some positive results in the first half dozen games will build on that.

    The defeat leaves us as the only side to have lost by more than one goal in the first round of fixtures with Burnley still to host Chelsea on Monday. However, being bottom should only be a temporary low.


  • 30 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Why can’t everybody just be happy with our players

  • 31 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM


    what is the point in floating it to the tall man it has not worked in 3 years
    during preseason we tried some different things
    all I wanted to know was did we vary it

    its a weakness in the team our set piece taking and it wont get any better unless we alter what we do

  • 32 Grumpy // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Keep calm and carry on.

  • 33 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM


    I am happy enough even pards did ok
    thought 433 was the way to go
    first sub at 1 0 down was an attacking option on shame it had to be obatan but it wasn’t another left back

  • 34 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:51 PM


    Colback delivered a flat one onto dummets head but it wen over, and one was landed on sissoko. Thats at least two that were not aimed at willo 😀

  • 35 Klatoon // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    lads i watched the game with reckoned yaya toure looked 40 yrs old

  • 36 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Pardew reckons we were unlucky – nowt new there , but apart from the late deflection that could have gone in , where were we lucky ????

  • 37 toon kk // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Credit where credit is due, although I new we’d loose, we played far better than I expected. We just lack that bit of quality expecially in front of goal.
    Obviously Mash has pulled the pin on any more signings, pardew knows we could need a top striker and a CB, but has no testicles so he covers the fat mans decisions.

    I think mid table is going to be a realistic prediction this season

  • 38 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Thought it was a decent display a few things that pleased :

    Cabella looked good City are probably the heaviest team in the league and he did not look lightweight so think he will handle the physical nature of the league

    Colback was very impressive to be honest he should be taking Tiote’s place he wins tackles , hardly loses the ball presses all over and his set pieces were good

    Riviere showed glimpses of being a total beast he bounced away Kompany and Toure during one run, he won a lot in the air and is quick he is a total Shola upgrade he does need to improve his composure in front of goal

    Liked the youngsters coming on Perez and Aarons showed no fear and it put City on the back foot cant remember the last time Toon brought on 2 young subs who made a difference (actually dont know if its ever happened?!?)

    The bits that did not please me :

    Sissoko is not a Yaya Toure !! Anyone with a clue about football would have seen today they dont even play the same way at all !!Sissoko is better out wide he does not have the touch , composure or vision to play in the middle , he is much more effective on the wing would have offered better protection against Kolarov who had so much space !

    As mentioned Kolarov and Silva had far too much space to get crosses in

    We still dont get enough people in the box when we are counter attacking if we had have committed just one or 2 bodies more we may have taken advantage of a few situations hopefully that was cause it was City but its been a feature of Pardews tenure were we dont commit enough forward !

    Not a HBA lover like some on here but it would have been good to have him as an option of the bench instead of Obertan !!!

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    If you are going to persist on using this blog, why can’t you post something remotely interesting, you contribute absolutely nothing and are quite frankly a nuisance.

  • 40 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM


    cheers its all I wanna know don’t mind if we are varying and it didn’t come off at least were trying and it looks to have been addressed

    you see another positive the positives keep racking up

  • 41 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    The only correct thing about the obertan sub, was the slight system change to get cabella behind riviere. In the end pardew used all of his attacking subs so he did not revert to caution. Hope he keeps that philosophy in the coming games

  • 42 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM


    whats so bad about the moan of the players?

    some of us are sick to death of hearing the same anti pardew stuff being said week in week out, i can understand if you mean the moaning that connects with more anti pardew but there are some posts which i think do a understandable point.

    look at it this way if you don’t want people to constantly post anti pardew well accept some of the stuff said about the poor players because that is the sort of reason why some feel he gets overly criticized.
    as for those who moan about everything well just consider them part of the catchy group and fully ignore them.

    even RH seemed less negative today.

  • 43 anthc // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    I was pleased with the performance and thought colback was excellent and cabella. I now know why my mackem mates are peeved we got him for nowt he was all over the pitch. Janmaat looked solid too. I thpught once or twice collocini got drawn into the fullback position a few times but was okay other than that.
    My only gripe was we didn’t seem to get into the box and support riviere quick enough but boy city can break fast and bomb forward. All in all I’m a bit more optimistic this season and another plus is de jong is to come back yet who appears to be the crown jewel for pardew who gets a side pipe everytime he says his name!

  • 44 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    = i mean unlucky

  • 45 lochinvar // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Apart from Kruls reluctance to distribute accurately and quickly to set up attacks the other problem is the ball kids. Just too young and not strong enough to return the ball to players when needed. Sometimes our players are fetching balls and almost end up out of position as a result. Other clubs I think use older kids to do that job we should do the same and get more momentum to restarting play. That keeps the tempo of the game going and at home we should benefit from that not just the stop start that we seem to have.

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Small world,
    I read the write up and I think it reflects how a majority of people on here feel, even if we had of nicked a point with that Perez chance the same people would have said the same things, although like Belfast, I still insist we need a proven goal scorer.

  • 47 Taking the Papiss // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Stuart. Facts?

    How do you want to play against City? If you think all out attack is the way forward then we would have got a lot worse of a defeat.

  • 48 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Who would people have in next weeks squad? If Ferry, SDJ, Tiote and mym come in, who would you drop?

    Certainly Taylor and obertan go out for me, and mym and sdj replace them. Not sure who i would take out forferry if he comes in. Anita to the bench for tiote, but again not sure which of the defensive players i would drop.

  • 49 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    why is everyone saaying we missed SJD,, the guy has never plyed a competitive game for us.

    i dont get it,

    he has no playing time, yet we missed him , none of you know where his going to even play for us..

    still not sure how we are unlucky, we did not hit the target,

    some even think it should have been a draw, they had 5 shots on target, and again we had none, how does that work in your head

    ooooohhhhhh wait i get it, just because you support the team that runs, means you should get a draw

    grow up,

  • 50 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM


    the strange fact is , 2 of the should have started, pardew started out defensive

  • 51 James RS // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Still need an experienced striker ; if we don’t get one I can see us playing well game after game but not winning…we also need a tall experienced central defender if Williamson gets injured we are in s**t (only Steven “I get sent off” Taylor and Yanga”Im too short” Mbiwa to come in

  • 52 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Probably abied to accomodate tiote.

  • 53 Mickalonius // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    You don’t get it Catchy because your not clever enough. Simple.

  • 54 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    toon k

    when do i moan about everything?

    if you can one post from me that slates any player other than obertan, i will stop commin on here.

    i say we have great players, that i believe can achieve things, but are being held back by one man

    my posts are about one man, pardew,

    i hve not said one bad thing about any player tonight , other than obertan the rest are good enough in my eyes and would prosper under the right manager

  • 55 valle // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    pawl250… I agree with most of what you wrote, but I would actually say that a top 8 isnt unrealistic. If we go the extra mile and get a striker, a CB and perhaps even Grenier, then I could really see us going to the next level, but that is probably not going to happen.

  • 56 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM


    you seem quite dumb

    explain it to me..

    how does it work ?


  • 57 yorkymag // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Just back from the game
    Thought we did well just lacking a real finisher the new boy up front is not a lone striker so hard to judge him today but he needs to show a lot more than he has in pre season and today ,although company is simply outstanding, a pleasure to watch.
    The only thing that stopped us getting a point was lack of composure in the box oh how we need a goal scorer
    If we don’t get one however ,positive the signings look we will be scrapping at the wrong end we need goals and they are not there at the present accept De Jong is out but he will only get10 max we need a 20 goal forward desperately

  • 58 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM


    you to, explain to me why we need a striker,

    i dont see it myself

  • 59 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:15 PM


    i think it’s cisse himself that is stopping us from getting that quality forward brought in, the same sort of issue we have with getting that quality CB in.


    of those cisse riviere and perez could be used frequently also if we are not going 4-4-2 then we have even less reason to get more.
    it was likely a wrong striker we brought in really and now i think we need to be more hopeful cisse recovers form or rivere can find form as a loan striker.

    then again we could have more goal scoring midfielders this season as cabaye was our main one last season sissoko and goufran the odd chance
    now we have dejong and cabella maybe colback and well lets see if sissoko or gouffran can do better.

  • 60 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    It’s amazing the amount of people before today said tbf i don’t think we’ll pick up points but just want to see the lads go out there and put in a real performance

    Well guess what, they did, brilliantly
    It was 2-0 against the run of play against the defending champions
    The new look Newcastle United with additions bedding in all over the pitch took the game to Citeh stiffled them have them scare after scare and had them on the back foot for the majority of the game leaving us with a fantastic display to build the squad confidence going into a very good run of games
    And guess what the people who said they wanted that are now p1ssing and moaning as per usual with no real surprise that the Norwegian tosspot is front and centre

    Great effort today great showing from the lads and with a couple more games under there belt the ingredients all look to be there for a very exciting team

  • 61 Mickalonius // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Sticks and stones Catchy, must have hit a nerve there. LOL Well, it’s very simple (Even you should get this) we were UNLUCKY not to get a draw with both Sissoko and Perez going close. But please, don’t let me stop you putting a negative spin on the game. The majority of fans were happy with the display. Not you however. Never mind, keep reaching for the rainbow son.

  • 62 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    30gazzaforever // Aug 17, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Baaa baaa sheeps say :dont be negative, support the team baaaa. Fcking wnkers who dont know soccer even if he was slamming his dck in their faces. The only player who could have score and done damage today is HBA. Pardew is a fcking disgrace.

    1) it’s football not soccer
    2) if you think we lost because HBA wasn’t playing your the one without a clue buddy boy

  • 63 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:20 PM


    I have promised myself not to get into old arguments with the usual suspects, but i have to admit i LOLed at your post.

  • 64 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Oh yes Jail stick with me I’m never wrong lol

    Yes In my opinion we will regret not signing a proven goalscorer. Remy would be fantastic.

    Riviere will do a decent job and will chip in with a few goals like, but then god help us if he gets injured.

    The young Spanish kid looks a good prospect., but won’t be any good playing up front on his own in my opinion.

  • 65 Mickalonius // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    toonarmydownsouth. – don’t start getting carried away with your common sense post, some others here (of limited IQ) will not approve with this outlandish display of reason and logic.

  • 66 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    As you should know I am no longer any fan of Pardew what so ever and can’t wait to see the back of him, but you blamed him for not finishing fourth that season we finished fifth, if we’d finished fourth you’d have said he should have got us automatic qualification, the guy is a spineless puppet but please get off of your hate mission it can’t be foing you any good.

  • 67 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:22 PM


    Re gazza

    No point in arguing with a guy who’s eyes are that close to meeting in the middle (judging by his picture). He is almost a cyclops ffs 😀

  • 68 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:24 PM


    i hope it didn’t sound like i was criticizing you
    sorry it i did, but well we did play some slightly different corners today 1 went on dummetts forhead gouffran got one onto his foot and we tried a short one.
    the thing with willo is that he is the best of the tall players and most corners in general are aimed for them players, set pieces was another reason i wanted carroll back myself.

  • 69 Mickalonius // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Markkacus – LOL

  • 70 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Lol haven’t seen it but sounds a reet looker!

  • 71 Markaccus // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Anyway I have an early start tomorrow, despite being on holiday, do i am off to sort some stuff out and then early night. Take care all, stay happy 😀

  • 72 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    welshgeordie———welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    ‘Why can’t everybody just be happy with our players’——–we are happy with the players , its the manager that concerns most people.

  • 73 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    it really was a continuation from last season, sat bck and defend for 80 mins, tried to hit them on the counter,
    cabella looked neat but had no one except riviere in front of him who was well marked,
    collback our best player never stopped.
    then we should talk about the white elephant in the room, OBERTAN, we went down to 10 men when he came on, ARRONS, got straight involved, as did perez, but i have no idea why obertan got the first nod,

    fail to see how we were unlucky, 12 shots none on target is not unlucky, thats just poor.

    southampton with a new manager new squad, managed to go to liverpool, a team fancied for th top 4, have 12 shots and 6 on target, liverpool only had 5 on target, now thats unlucky

  • 74 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Catchy see Sturridge sticking the ball in the net for Liverpool today and getting them 3 points they probably didn’t deserve ?

    Well we need somebody similar to do the same for us.

  • 75 bladeuser // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    I get unlucky even though i thinks its bollocks u counld lose 4-0 and still b unlucky in pardews world but brave whats all that about my analagy is we were poor yes i liked the look of cabella and the ex mackam was promising but please dont make the point about champions they honestly did not have to get out of third gear we lost yes lost no points no goals a few chances at the end when we got a few more forward no matter what drivel he spouts he will always b a defensive manager he always has been and will never change today city were let off the hook because our main striker was never supported watch the game when he had the ball no nufc player was anywhere near him until it was too late he gave city far to much respect because 2-0 is better than having a go and maybe getting something and 5-0 and getting hammered off the fans and press but the point is pardew played that game for himself not to b on the wrong end of a beating thats not the way to play he is a silky talker when being interviewed but deep down has mainly spouted bullshit i hope his days are numbered as we will always b bottom to middling under him and ashley loves him for it but u will never see any glory while he is here just a few rare moments of beating a top four team now and then what high expectations nufc have 48 points he states well it is the average of the last 10 years i hope u r happy with that as that is all u r going to get

  • 76 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    I thought we played fairly well today. What a great way to start his career it would have been had Perez put that in and it was so close too. Sissoko needs to work on his finishing. Colback was impressive. Overall I thought we did well and I was happy with the performance.


  • 77 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    this is unlucky

  • 78 Jinky Jim // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Only one word to comment on Pardews tactics and statements.

    HADAWAYANDSHITEMAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 79 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    you right there you a poster who consistantly slates the manager and not the players and that is why i name the anti pardew group after you.

    the ones i said were understandable were those who critized some of the players today without the need to blame pardew for that play, not the ones who also feel the need to critize pardew.

    you aren’t from the north east of england so why choose newcastle in the first place when there is teams like barcalona with a great team and manager. just go over to that blog because people on this NUFC blog can’t be arsed with you clowns anymore, we only want passionate supporters who live in the real world and just see what happens this season before getting negative.

  • 80 potski // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:34 PM


    Things have improved with the delivery on set plays. There was an extraordinary thing last week, a near post delivery at a perfect height for an on running Williamson to direct straight on goal. Caused a great save to deny him. For all Cabaye’s great skills, including direct free kicks at goal, I never got how he would always float in corners to the far post and well out from goal. Now we have two players (Cabella and Colback) who seem capable of whipping the ball in at pace into the danger area. That’s what makes the difference.

  • 81 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    swansea deserved thier win

  • 82 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM


    is a big frustration our set pieces most teams get 5 -10 goals a season through them we get 0 -2

    all I want to see is some variation

    we mixed it up for me another plus point

    the next games villa and palace I think we can take 6 points from them Southampton I thought played well today that’s gonna be a toughie away

  • 83 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:38 PM


    why am int from the north east ??

    the last time i checked i was,

    born in felling, but lived in newcastle for a large part of my life, moved to norway 7 years ago
    i dont get your point, are you saying ED should not be a fan too because he moved away


  • 84 tequilamag // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Catchy try a little bit of perspective from a City supporter on the game.

  • 85 Small World // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM @46

    Agreed we do need a goalscorer. I like the look of Rivierre. He is in effect a Shane Long type of player. He has a decent touch, can put himself about, stretch defences and prove to be a handful.

    He’s no Alan Shearer – nor even a Demba Ba or Loic Remy, either of whom could possibly have played with him had we managed to retain them.

  • 86 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Catchy is from Wallsend, although his literacy would suggest he is from foreign lands.

  • 87 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Mmm catchy,
    What’s going on here, I distinctly remembering a post saying you were from Wallsend.

  • 88 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM


    i get my point accross 😉

  • 89 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM


    thats where i moved from when i moved to here

  • 90 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:44 PM


    another think with the set plays today is well we played against world class CBs.

    it goes back to the same point as everything else does we played the city team so things were always going to be harder but we still all believe everything about it showed signs of a positive team the only real neg was the poor finishes but 2 of the 3 main threats were new players so probably excited to be playing.

  • 91 dcdick // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Why won’t he go away & spoil some other team……………………………

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 92 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    toon king

    i am anti pardew, and have gave many good reasons as to why i am

    i class youu as pro pardew, yet i have never heard your reason why he is so good and why he should be given mre time

  • 93 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    The lad can’t spell can’t
    No matter how poor your spelling I highly doubt there are many Englishmen that can continually and obliviously get it wrong
    He’s about as northern as prince charles

  • 94 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    I prefer carn’t anyway

  • 95 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    i dont get why you think im against newcastle

    i support the team, i think we have good players, only ever slate obertan, and rightly so,
    i just think we are led by a pure numbskull who has no idea how football should be played,and has never ever getting the best out of any player with tallent

  • 96 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM


    whats even better about today we were missing sdj tiote who I am sure would have started and we didn’t let ourselves down

    happy also that Aarons and perez came on and were positive

  • 97 thejokethatisnufc // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    I think we played very well defence looks shaky though don’t know why people are already criticising pardew already atleast City got a run for there money

  • 98 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Carnt believe you went there

  • 99 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Forgot to mention it earlier. It was great to finally see Sissoko picking up the ball and running with the ball from his own half and starting counter attacks. That was exciting to see.

  • 100 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    catchy— i agree with most things you come out with specially where pardew is concerned, sometimes though i do think some bloggers set you up to get a response. Earlier on this topic yo responded to a comment someone made about missing SDJ, what you have to realise is that most people know we cant miss him, hes never played before , but if there is a slightest opportunity for someone to make an excuse for not winning – they will , a bit like pardew really, but dont bite mate, you should know that was a wind up, humour them mate, humour them.

  • 101 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM


    say what you like, i really dont care where you think im from, i never ever slate anyone for how they speak, how they spell, wher they come from,

    i think its quite wrong of me to have a go at anyone who wants to support the team just because their not from the area,

  • 102 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    also it seems like the real world and dream world are both the same in catchys world because me saying i accept pardew for now means in his world i consider pardew world class.

  • 103 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:55 PM


    i think your right :),,

    i think some of them live n another plannet

  • 104 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    A good link which sums up a majority of fans views, it does highlight the need for a proven CF though which I don’t think we’ll get, such a shame that our transfer policy can’t extend beyond a business point of view, because with even no sell on value Remy would be a great asset even at 15M.

  • 105 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    the government need to be changed tomorrow because we will see a great promising leader replace this current prime minister we have so no more awfulness in britain just a perfectly peaceful country.

  • 106 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    toon k

    you not going to answer me ?

  • 107 Sazzer // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Among the games I saw our performance was one of the better this week despite losing.

    Are we still missing few things yes, but a big step in the right direction today.

    We should have signed up Tadic.

  • 108 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    just listened to pardew,

    i get it now, we were un lucky because he brought on some fresh legs and we started to attack after 74 mins.

    the fact that we did nothing for 74 mins means nothing to him ?

  • 109 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Proven goalscorer you lot would still moan if we signed pele

  • 110 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    two posts from sky sports with totally different view points about newcastle

    “we may have being beat but I think we can take a lot of positive’s from the game, colback ran all over pitch cabella looked good as did the glimpse of seeing Aarons and perez, unlucky today but im sure we can push on from this. ”
    agree 44 disagree 5

    “We just did not build fear onto our opponent except for the last 10 minutes. In another words we are not literal. When oppositions fear you, the goals would come naturally. Man City on the other hand just oozed this aura that we so blatantly lacked. We lost the game from the first minute. We were terrified to even put a punch on our opponent. (12 SHOTS not one on target) Of course creating fear requires ability too. Fluffing our chances (chipping when keeper is in position) and pumping them into the stands is like giving them relief pills, reassuring them of their imminent victory. Work rate has to be justified with results. If not it will be counterproductive to the morale of the team. Hope we can react better to the opportunities we work so hard for in the next game. It is a good effort no doubt but do you see my point? ”
    agree17 disagree 24
    check the link yourself to see them all.

    BTW you can’t tick the boxes more than once so just 1 tick in the disagree box will not make up for the large number who take this positively.

  • 111 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    I say I am from South Shields, not China, Kazakhstan or Hayes, Middlesex, why are you from Felling and Wallsend, two very different places and by conventional transport quite some distance.

  • 112 optimistic prime // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM


    Damn rights I would, he’s 99 next year!

  • 113 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Remy, Grenier and Alderweireld on loan will do. Only an extra £20m for Ashley to cough up. Keep Ben Arfa and bring him back into the fold.

  • 114 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    catchy read 105 because that will tell you why

    otherwise tell me why there is not a great leader in the house of commons and why england can never win the world cup?

  • 115 scout // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    We done great today, didnt read one post before sending this. Anyone who slags us is a tool. We look to have the foundations of a good side

  • 116 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM


    say what you like, i really dont care where you think im from, i never ever slate anyone for how they speak, how they spell, wher they come from,

    i think its quite wrong of me to have a go at anyone who wants to support the team just because their not from the area,”

    Almost as wrong as you accusing posters of being homosexuals or mentally handicapped because they don’t agree with you
    Your the lowest of low
    Loves to play the victim card does this lad

  • 117 scout // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Ben arfa back in the fold?? Jog on son

  • 118 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM


    Why are you obsessed with those 3 players

  • 119 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    we’ve been trying our best but some idiots will continue to live in the fantasy world.

  • 120 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    i nver ver said i was born in wallsend, and im pretty sure i have said many times on here im from the felling,

    the fact that im from the area is all that counts, all my family are still there,

    but the point is, i dont care if you say your from the moon and want to support nufc, good for you,

  • 121 catchy in norway // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM


    your one of them dreamers

  • 122 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Well I’m from the moon, well planet zogg really.

  • 123 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    There’s no moaners there you see.

  • 124 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Catchy from Abroad,
    Nowt wrong with overseas fans but why pretend you’re from the area to spout your hatred of the manager.

  • 125 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:19 PM


    make up your mind
    first you say i’m a pro pardew now you say i’m one of them dreamers make up your mind in that brain of yours becuase i can’t be both mate.

    if i was happy with pardew i would not be a dreamer as they would be scream for him to be sacked and world class to replace him like someone on here.

  • 126 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Also as much as I love Gouffrans all action and work rate style he is wasted on the left wing for us starting to get that predictable way Jonas used to be with always cutting inside but not really providing anything

    Would love to see him up front in his natural position in a few games

  • 127 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    welch geordie———-welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Proven goalscorer you lot would still moan if we signed
    pele’ —— well i would for one , too old mate with no sell on value. -not the kind of player on ashlys radar.

  • 128 toonking // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    santon i think once SDJ gets fit it will be a bench style for gouffran

    tiote in anita bench
    and SDJ in gouffran on bench


    it will probably be a 4-4-2 played sort of like a diamond


  • 129 aidytoon9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    A decent performance today but we still rushed things in the final third. If loic remy was playing today we would have had a point. Pards got left back wrong also. Let’s not forget we still haven’t spent any money this year!

  • 130 Sazzer // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

  • 131 Munster Mag // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    For some of the numbskulls on the site, a few home truths:

    – In general, Sissoko is not suited to central midfield, as I have said before. Pardew is NOT an idiot because he chooses not to play him there all the time. Pardew is correct on this – he can be used there at certain times, thats all.

    -HBA has caused trouble everywhere he has been. Good players work hard for the team. Pardew is correct to put the team before him, and the players are not fans of HBA either. Obviously , many of you have neither captained nor coached.

    -Mbiwa is not a good reader of the game, and unless its a case of him being better in second season, he is not worth pining for at centre half. He cant read, cant read the game, tackles badly.

    -As I have said before, from week one, Santon is rank. He is a terrible terrible defender, and anyone who says different is incorrect.

    – Catchy and Co, please come and live in the real world. Pardew may be an overly defensive manager, and he is no coaching genius, but he’s a middling manager, and we’re a middling team. I’d like better, but he man manages well, and few players, if any, slag him when they leave, or during their time at NUFC. Except HBA, now there’s a thing…

    – If people think Pardew lacks balls for not making a public statement against his boss when we didnt spend money, they need to come and live in the real world.

    – Sadly, for attic dwellers like Catchy, the sad misguided infantile screaming about Pardew isnt going to change a thing. Nothing he does will ever be good enough. If he won an FA Cup by playing defensive football all the way, you would slag him off for his approach! So smell the coffee Catchy, your pointless, aimless, and often incorrect outcry is going to make no difference. You might as well be talking to the wall. But at least you get a reaction, which must make life in the attic more fun.

  • 132 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    scout——scout // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    We done great today, didnt read one post before sending this. Anyone who slags us is a tool. We look to have the foundations of a good side’———— weve had the foudations for a great side ever since pardew arrived
    but,……………………am i a tool now ???? hahah

  • 133 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    some insults flying round now lol

  • 134 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    i was quite impressed with riviere, talk about strength i mean he coped really well with kompany and toure, if he can do that with the two of the most physical players in the premier league then he will have no problems with anybody else that he faces.

    Apart from colback, with our new signings who have never played in one of the most toughest leagues in the world, I thought for their 1st game i thought they done very well.

  • 135 Our Toon // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Mr Tuff

    Let me know when you see it mate!!

    Decent performance without really threatening, sine decent moves but no end product need to show more patience in the final third, more movement from the forward players, more than 1 person in the box, more pressing higher up the pitch and hopefully no more obertan.

  • 136 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Bloody hell Munster that was a long one right there.

    Few good points well made.

    Catchy will always hate Pardew, I realised that some time ago. He actually talks some sense when he’s not Pardew bashing funnily enough.

    Catchy cheer up you Muppet :)

  • 137 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM


    he got into some good places as well

    cabella’s hairs is stupid is the only negative of the day

  • 138 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Munster Mag

    So is there anybody in the team that you do like.

    Anybody at all.

  • 139 Jail for Ashley // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Many managers and people do live in the real world and leave by mutual consent blah blah while receiving a pay off, they don’t dedicate wins to an owner after being continually sh!t on time after time unless on a promise of a serious bonus of
    some sort, have you found God in some
    capacity recently ?

  • 140 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:48 PM


    Where’s average tonight i do miss our chats.

  • 141 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    I’m not a Pardew fan either.

    Just not sinking in the hate Pardew mud with Catchy 😉

  • 142 Munster Mag // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Welsh geordie 138, not sure what you mean. I like plenty of the players, but lods of fans havent a breeze about football. I said from his first gane that Obertan was crao and I was told I was wrong. No I wasnt. We have plenty of good players, and I love the look of Colback. He’s miles better than I thought, but I never noticed him much beyond the Mackems games. Himself and Tiote will provide a fine shield in many away games.

  • 143 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM


    it’s a pity he didn’t score, that will come maybe against villa, him and the other forwards will have chances to score with the likes of Cabella, de jong, sissoko goufran and Aarons will no doubt set them all up for them.

  • 144 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:55 PM


  • 145 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Yeah I’ve noticed Munster seems a lot more cheerful these days, not grumpy anymore?

    What anti depressants are you on mate? 😉

  • 146 stuart no9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    pardew on MOTD —‘We could have went on to win it’ haaaaaaaaaahahahoooooohhahahahaha

  • 147 Belfast // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Average contents was last seen with geordie two welshie.

    Probably in Blackpool checking phone boxes for 20 pence pieces.

  • 148 andrew84 // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Well the BBC seem to think we were never in the game and were completely dominated by City from the off.

    What does my TV licence fee pay for exactly? I think we did quite well considering.

  • 149 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:59 PM


    Aarons and perez both had an effect I would like to know if they were in the side because injuries or will they both be in the side a lot, I hope its the latter

    question is do we line up the same next week and tiote and dejong onto the bench or do we play them as soon as fit

  • 150 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Well Match of the day showing Janmaat out of position for both goals although Colo is all over the place for both goals ….

    We still need a centre back badly

  • 151 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:10 PM


    i think they will be on the bench regardless if there’s injuries or not, tiote will be instead of Anita, then on the bench replace obertan and abeid which were on the bench and then it should be something like this.

    S Taylor

  • 152 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    That’s a very good bench

  • 153 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Attacking wise anyway

  • 154 Munster Mag // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Belfast, when was i miserable? In fairness last season was a dirge, and I’m not the Pardew lover that it may seem. I just get sick of know it alls like Catchy wittering on and finding negatives in positives. I mean, when we beat man u at old trafford it was because Man u were crap, as if Torquay United would have beaten them too! Also, it should be said that the football we played pre christmas last year was fine, and not half as bad as some make out.

  • 155 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:16 PM


    no anita on your bench you have to lose perez

  • 156 south coast toon // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Well I was impressed today with some of our passing and effort we matched them in every department apart from finishing
    Although rivers looked strong and made some good runs I don’t think he’s a finisher defo need a finisher cabs looks great on the ball and sissoko played well Anita ran all over Colbeck was everywhere jamatt was ok aeons and 1m Tenerife were raw and direct and went for it it was one of the best displays I can remember for a long time against a team who have wwourld class players on the pitch on the bench in the reserves and on loan winners and champions if we can build on that style of play and work on our finishing we will have a more entertaining team again that’s all we want a team that puts in a shift and did I see pass completion 83 per cent that can’t be Newcastle lol

  • 157 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    I thought we applied ourselves well with effort today, although that isn’t hard bearing in mind it is the first game of the new season. The new players will do extra running by trying to impress.

    There were some good individual performances though. Colback and Cabella need mentioning.

    We flattered to deceive throughout though. The new players are still mentally on the form of their last club, so, like Cisse when he first came, they play with some confidence and a bit extra movement which we aren’t used to seeing. Do not get this mixed up with an improvement in coaching.

    Lots of things concerned me still. Even though like I said, we applied ourselves well.

    Did we even hit the target?

    Riv was isolate many times up front as is the norm under Pinocchio the lying wooden boy. Just like Cisse was. There was the usual lack of wanting to commit bodies forward. Even some counter attacks only had the ball carrier and one other player going forward. They were quickly snuffed out by their defenders. That is nothing new under Pardew.

    It was interesting to see Riv on more than one occasion try to close down a City defender and wave our players to help with the press. They were far too far back being cautious to help. As a player only recently of another club it looked like he expected that pressing. Not here. Although we did make some good tackles during the game.

    They were coasting throughout the game and weren’t great either. They were probably in 2nd or 3rd gear, yet their weight of passes, movement and calmness was still very noticeable and oozed class I thought, even though they could up it a couple of gears whenever they wanted.

    Making the ball do the work and passing every couple of seconds was great to see, even if they were playing at a canter.

    I really like our new players. I really hate our inept manager.

  • 158 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    drop S Talylor instead then, joking aside though he will be in or around the team.

    Especially if chucky doesn’t perform because he’s one player who’s got to prove himself this season if he wants to stay.

  • 159 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:29 PM


    were discussing not having enough room on the bench for players we wanna see lol

    few more positive comments coming as well

  • 160 gazzaforever // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Markaccus, it s a Fifa pic you muppet, if you want to see my face check my FB i dont give a sht, gillis veber is my FB name. At least I dont make fun of people pics like the fcking retarded prck you are.

  • 161 welshgeordie9 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM


    That comment was made hours ago what the hell have you been doing.

  • 162 optimistic prime // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Well fook me nowts changed

    Both teams had a bonk defence and instead of getting stuck in we sat back.

    I could pick the bones outa the good or bad but it’s pointless .

    Same old same old we weren’t shit but we weren’t great either.

    All I’ll say is another team that where there for the taking that we let off the hook with a half arsed display!

    Going foward wasn’t bad but the way we defend is like we’ve accepted we’re getting beat! It’s pointless continuing as we do!

    12th at best with current squad and manager!!!!

  • 163 beermonkey // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Laurent Robert 32

    defending from the front would help the team out so much
    I hope when we have won a couple he will allow the players a bit more freedom to do this

  • 164 gazzaforever // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    TADS , as a fool can plainy see, English isnt my first language but i speak fluent French, Spanish and Portuguese. Do you?

  • 165 gazzaforever // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Lol welshGeordie9 sorry about that mate

  • 166 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    You can say it in as many languages as you want lad, still translates as chatting utter b0llox

  • 167 Mister Tuff // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Welsh – so you now admit being a space cadet -glad we’ve got that sorted.

  • 168 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Beer, it would, yes.

    That is a different style of play though, so I wouldn’t expect it anytime soon from Slimer’s instructions.

    See what happens next week.

    Stuart, he said that did he? Got to hit the target first, Alan. Dreamland.

  • 169 Mister Tuff // Aug 17, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Our Toon – watched the goals again on MOtD -I’ll concede that Willo was slow when the ball was flighted over him -infact alarmingly slow to get into top gear. I still say that Colo should not have gone on the chase of the same player as well -because he left the central area completely vacant and look what happened.
    Second goal -Janmat did not chase back to help out (clearly overweight and needs to be fined) -however Colos efforts were pathetic really -no pace at all -just let Aguero keep on backing him up.
    Whilst I believe that other than that he played ok -really he was instrummental in both goals.
    The rest of the lads showed some promise -but still a bit like the lads meeting for the pub team for the first time. It may be/should be that de Jong will be the glue that makes it all work correctly.
    From Riviere’s recent comments looks like he is the centre forward -but he would probably be better playing off someone else. Definite promise but we need that midfield maestro to make it all work.
    CBs will lose us many points this season.

  • 170 jimmysmith // Aug 18, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Thought we played well, as we often do when we have something to play for. I don’t think any of our side would get in the City one and only two or three there bench, and yet we competed and often matched them for passing and movement. As we did against most sides last year before selling Cabs and the realization by the players that post Christmas we had nothing to play for after the bizarre decision to field a weakened side in the Cups. Looking forward to seeing the side play this season and think we are three quality players away from challenging for 4th or 5th, and yes under Alan Pardew. I think that side though is still a couple of seasons away though.

  • 171 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 18, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Not tracking runners into the danger area cost us. Janmaat was rightly highlighted on MOTD but Anita was guilty all afternoon. If that had been Benny, we’d have never heard the last of it. They did track our runners, although we didn’t have too many of them as usual.

  • 172 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM


    What about janmaat and anita for the first goal? Footballing suicide.

  • 173 Tsunki // Aug 18, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Well I still don’t like Pards insistence in playing workhorses and spinners (Dummet, anita) and players in uncomfortable positions that make them look worse than they are (Gouffran in the Jonas mode protecting a well off-pace Janmaat) but overall we showed a glimpse of promise today. A goal less than I thought they would get, they are much the same side as last couple of seasons, look at how many changes we have made. Riviere slightly worrying at his lack of knowledge of the direction of the goal but we haven’t had a string pushy striker like him for a while. Ayoze not fazed at all, he looks bright and already looks like he knows how to find space. Colback very solid, I hope he keeps doing that. With two quality players to come in, and acclimatisation to the PL for out new boys over the coming weeks, we should be able to turn over most of the test of the league with some style. Have to mention that it’s the same crew in defence, same old story there. Still think a better manager is needed to squeeze all the juice out this squad, and get HBA and Cabella competing for style on either flank. We would tear most of this league to shreds if we could have that.

  • 174 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 18, 2014 at 12:18 AM


    Good post. I agree. I forgot about Riviere waving the team forward to no avail. The lad knew what was required. Percy should’ve been doing it, but he is clueless.

  • 175 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 18, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Very happy with today.

    Although we lost the game i’v seen enough to think we will have a decent season. Obviously giving we are ok and not hampered by injuries. The squad is still lacking quality in depth. And if we do lose 2-3 players we will struggle i think.

    Colback is a player and Cabella will do well. Well done lads.

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