This Newcastle Player Like Nasri And Silva For Man City


Most of the Newcastle fans from what we can tell, thought the lads played very well yesterday afternoon against a very good Man City side, although there were some who have jumped on the defeat to illustrate why the Magpies will not do well this season.

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Remy Cabella in action yesterday

We were pleased with the performance if not the result (when will we ever get a result against City?), and there were enough positives coming out of the game yesterday to keep us upbeat on what is possible this season at Newcastle.

One of those positives was 24 year-old Remy Cabella’s performance, and he has fitted in so well since he arrived on board in the summer, and the youngster showed the immense skills he has, and Cabella is going to improve very quickly at Newcastle.

Certainly Alan Pardew was pleased with Remy’s performance, and he had this to say after the game yesterday:

“Remy’s a little bit like Nasri and Silva for Man City; he has that quality on the corners of the boxes to take that extra second, that extra moment to make the pass. I was really pleased with him.”

“I thought he might struggle against the Champions, but he coped quite well and that was really pleasing. “You have to take the fact he was up against the Champions into consideration.”

” I thought we, as a team, you could see there was a good spirit there, we really worked hard and we had to.”

All of our new players on show yesterday – six of them made their competitive debuts for Newcastle – came through the game well.

It may take a few games for the team to start gelling – but we made a pretty good start yesterday – at least in terms of the performance and effort shown by the team.

Now we need a win at Villa Park on Saturday.

What do you think?

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174 comments so far

  • Goofy

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Stats don’t really say shit. Anyone who didn’t watch just see 13 shots none on target. In the last 10 mins, we had 3 clear cut chances. Goofy had a good chance that all the City defenders dived in to block, perez’s shot that was deflected inches from going in and a less tired looking Sissoko would’ve buried that last shot. On a good day we’d have drawn or won.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    this be my team agaisnt villa
    Back Four jammat collo willo dummet
    collback anita
    sissoko
    cabella rivellre
    DE JONG
    Think de jong could play other players in around him like teddy use to

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  • ToonTiger

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    We just need to sharpen up in the final third. Either hope new boys and cisse can start hitting the target or get an experienced 15-20goal striker in. Its looking positive – is it time to re-open optimism valley?

    Ps notice no sign of micah richards playing yesterday. I think we should get him in – Pefers being cb, English and needs to play/prove himself again and will take a wage cut for the right opportunity.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    My take on a cpl things yesterday

    We weren’t bad yet we weren’t great.
    We don’t move the ball quick enough from front to back and when we do get the ball foward we don’t commit enough men to the attack.

    Citeh and ourselves are both suspect at the back so our best form of defence was attack, people say citeh would pick us off on the break! Maybe but any team in the league could do the same, that’s why you play with a DM to slow the opo down on the break.

    Although the midfield did well we are missing someone to pick a pass or release a foward.

    Colo’s walk about for the 1st goal was shocking! School boy error!
    If your going to run 20yards to follow a man at least do something when you get there. He should of stood behind Dzeco or took a position behind him to stop him turning or stop the ball coming into the box or took a position to stop the shot or be ready to get in the way of the midfield runners.

    He did neither and stood alongside Dzecho, if it was a more mobile attacker like Suarez he would have spun on the ball and walked straight into pen area unchallenged with no one within 20yds.

    All in all we’re slow getting foward and slow getting back with no urgency in our play.

    Not bad not great must do better!

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  • nicktoon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    I do like rivière and hope he has a good season.
    He looked really good yesterday in overall play. He was to eager to impress on a couple of occasions. He certainly didn’t miss any sitters or easy chances so those that say he is not a natural goal scorer are a bit premature in my opinion. Jury is out but give the lad a chance.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Goofy,
    That statement is entirely untrue, it showed yesterday that we lack a proven goal scorer and I hope it doesn’t cause us too many problems.

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  • Lost Plot

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Goofy: we’ll summed up!

    Perez & Aarons in line up from earlier .. It was evident we were never gonna score the way we play and it’s scary thinking every match may be like that.

    No one seemed to know when faced with the goal .. But as footballers we at time made Man City look invisible and kept getting through em which was class

    Mint atmosphere .. Nice day out .. Shame about result BUT best team took it away 🙁

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  • Goofy

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Wouldn’t say it is all untrue. We did lack composure but it’s still early days. Perez was unlucky, goofy should’ve scored amd Sissoko as well. If perez’s shot had went in it would’ve been 1-1 and our tails were up, we could’ve nicked it at the end.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Ok, i am off to take the bod swimming, will pop in later. By then we should have signed a cb and a cf 😀

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    Much like Martoon I decided to wait till the day after to avoid hysteria and trolls doing what they do best-trolling.

    In a nutshell I thought we played ok, nothing more nothing less against a far superior team who scored two good goals albeit the first was aided by our two centre backs going after the same man and our right back not covering the space which opened up because of this. It’s his first game so allowances are allowed but even then that’s why silva is one of the best players in the league.

    What is glaringly obvious though is the dire need of a proven goalscorer, also a link between midfield and attack (hopefully de jong) and a composed centre back who doesn’t flap when under pressure.

    Dummett isn’t good enough (at the moment) another flapper then hoofs, would of preferred hairdryer to play as I mentioned when the team got announced

    Overall an OK performance yesterday that whilst having lots of heart and graft sadly lacked any real threat going forward until the last 20 minutes by which time it was too late and again lacked composure!

    I know you’ve all been waiting for my assessment with baited breath so here it is 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Goofy,
    I get your point but to say stats mean nothing is wrong, they can be misleading but I think the fact that Joe Hart never had to make a single save points out our need for somebody who has proved he can hit the back of the net at least every three games.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12

    martoon

    silly question,

    why is it that when we complain about pardew , people automatically assume we are after a top manager, the reply is always , why would a top manager want to come here,

    hello, all we are asking for is a manager that can get he best out of our players, and there are lots out there.

    like you have just said, all out attack would be stupid against City, we all know this, and no one I know was asking for this, what I am asking is why we did not support the forward, I think the guy worked hard up front on his own with no support, the gap between MF and him was huge,
    Swansea and Southampton had just as difficult a game as we did, both away from home, Swansea showed no respect and went for the win, no sign of containing football, and Southampton were unlucky not to get a point, they had 6 shots on target,
    and the funny thing is, I think we have a much better squad than both of those clubs.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #13

    All in all a much more positive performance. The attitude & work rate wasexcellent from the whole team. If we can eradicate the few individual errors which cost us with the goals conceded & show a bit more composure at the other end then the result could have been different.
    Overall i thought it was a positive performance from a team trying to gel new players into the first team, considering we were playing against the premier league champions i dont think we got outplayed by them.

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  • Goofy

    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Hart didn’t have to make a save because his defence done their job right. Near misses count as great chances. Do you not think we could’ve, should’ve got anything from that game?
    Riviere does need a partner up front. 3-5-2 variation would work with Haidara and Jaanmat as wing backs and Riviere with Perez up front. Throw our 3 CB’ in Colo, Williamson and Mbiwa and pick which ever 3 to be our 3 CM/AM/DM.

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  • Lost Plot

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #15

    I’m only gonna give Pards the chance while he wears a Black & White and he’s for a canny squad to toy with there

    But is Beardsley boys that seem to know where the net is

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #16

    QPR rumoured to be in for Stevie T
    Anyone available to give him a lift ?

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Nothing we didn’t know already. Hope he stays at QPR playing infront of that brilliant crowd of 17,000, playing with over the hill has beens and a shit stirrer of a manager who’s face has melted due to hanging out of his car window too much 😀

    QPR striker Loic Remy would prefer not to return to Newcastle, according to Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.
    Remy, 27, scored 14 goals on loan with United last season and Magpies manager Alan Pardew had stated his interest in signing the Frenchman permanently.
    “He didn’t want to go back to Newcastle which is a massive club, so unless it’s a club in the top seven I don’t think he’ll go,” said Redknapp.
    Remy was set for a switch to Liverpool this summer before the move collapsed.
    Redknapp would prefer to keep Remy but says he will be left powerless if a club meets the forward’s buy-out clause.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Tads

    At a considerable cost to myself I’m willing to answer the call….anyone fancy chipping in though 😉

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Average

    I will call a truce with you on this and hoy in 30 quid petrol money, i am sure we could raise enought between all the bloggers. I might even buy ST a specialised x box controller so he can play fifa with loic remy.

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  • Goofy

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Hopefully Lee Charnley can work his magic next Saturday and lure Vlaar to the toon 😀

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Average
    I’ll split the fuel costs with ya!

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  • Mr Magpie

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #22

    Does anyone know if there is any truth in the supposed interest in Das Bost from Wolfsburg?
    Now that Bendtner has arrived at Wolfsburg he is apparently available for as little as £4 million with us & Feyenoord interested.
    According to media reports we have scouted him before & were interested when he played for Heerenveen before he moved to Wolfsburg.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Bas Dost even…lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #24

    @nufcfans: Souness on @SkySports #NUFC http://t.co/BLbyOJWk0m

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  • Mr Magpie

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #25

    Nevermind chipping in for petrol money, id pay for him to be chauffer driven there if it gets rid of him!!!!

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #26

    Goofy

    Another Dutchman ?

    When we first had a lot of French players the club provided French food at the training ground. With the Dutch it could be clog dancing lessons and vast quantities Edam cheese and raw herring – yummy.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Thought TOON played well yesterday without end result. 0 shots on target. Don’t take that as Perez shot was on target – deflected wide of post – could of went anywhere and how many times was Goufran’s efforts blocked on near the line in a frenzied couple of minutes at the Gallowgate End. All in all liked what I saw – optomistic for rest of the season.
    PS the new strip looks brilliant !!!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #28

    Seeing as Souness hates Newcastle more than Catchy hates Pardew that is high praise indeed!

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #29

    Did anyone notice any significant change in tactics / playing style yesterday ?

    To me there seemed hardly any hoof ball. Williamson will always do it as it would be far to risky to let him think he can actually play the ball out from defence.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #30

    LIKE THE NEW STRIP TO THINK BEN ARFA COULD DO REAILY WELL IN THIS TEAM FOR SURE ANY THOUGHTS

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    From his dead ball deliveries I think Colback has secured his right to take them. His in swinging corners were superb. We haven’t had that type of quality for quite some time.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Ok it’s a deal

    I’ll subdue him using a meat pie laced with chloroform, ideal bait I think.

    Mark your job is to bundle him in the boot by any means necessary, if he gets injured in the process so be it he’s used to it anyway

    Tads your the lookout, keep your eyes peeled for parsnip, if he sees him leaving who knows what he’d resort to but above all else be vigilant

    Well that was a good dream….Damn you reality!!!!

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  • martoon

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #33

    catchy @12 – Fair point about Riviere being isolated – hopefully De Jong might be the missing link there. When Pardew gets the tactics wrong or baffling subs I will be the first to say but I thought yesterday against City he got the tactic about right.

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  • Goofy

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #34

    Slank

    If Vlaar signed and played anythink like he did in the world cup I’d be a clog dancing, cheese eating herring rolling muller f***a 😀

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  • Dick_Biggs

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #35

    I’m expecting 3 points on Saturday and a hatful of goals

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Londonderry.

    No he wont.

    The team yesterday worked tirelessly for each other. Cabella who is probably the most skilful chased and harried the full ninety minutes.

    Ben Arfa is not in the first team squad partly because some of the senior players don’t want him. If your colleagues think that way then it is bon voyage.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Londonderry, Hatem would be in my starting line-up no problem. I’ve no doubt that in a Sir Bobby side he’d be in as well.

    Sir Bobby got the best out of Bellamy on the pitch, Souness wanted rid for him being a ‘bad apple’.

    When Ginola was sold, he goes on to get player of the year for Spurs.

    Great managers get the best out of temperamental players.

    Unfortunately, we have the polar opposite in charge.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #38

    Slank

    our 2 main culprits have always been Krul and Williamson,

    nothing changed yesterday on that front,

    Martoon..

    come on, with Obertan we played with 10 men, young 18 year old AARONS came on went looking for the ball and tried running at them, perez did the same, obertan hides when he comes on, he gets stage fright,

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #39

    LR32

    I see it your way

    it is no coincidence that that pardew gets rid of “difficult players ” he has no idea how to use talent , and his words where he is a good man manager ,

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  • Slank

    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #40

    Catchy & Martoon

    Yes that was one of the notable things about Riviere. He got himself into good positions through his own strength and pace but there was nobody else there.

    Training and familiarity with the other players should correct that.

    He does look a handful. Hopefully Cabella and De Jong should be able to capitalise on his play. At times he was almost Shearer like in his holdup play, but not sadly his shooting !

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