Newcastle Get Point In Dull 0-0 Draw – Williamson Sent Off


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Newcastle could only draw 0-0 at Villa Park today, and we missed some chances that we really should have taken to get our first win and out first goal of the season against a poor looking Aston Villa side, who didn’t have a shot on target all afternoon.

Siem de Jong probably had the best chance of the game to get the three points after 88 minutes, when he was through on the left but his right foot shot was brilliantly blocked by goalkeeper Guzan, and then to make things worse, Mike Williamson was sent off a minute later by picking up his second yellow card, and he will now miss the game at home to Crystal Palace next Saturday..

Newcastle again looked like it will be difficult for them to score goals this season, and Gouffran and Cabella missed two decent chances in the first half that would have put this game away.

It will be looked on as 2 points dropped by Newcastle, but it was our first point of the season and our first clean sheet of the season – there’s some positives.

Newcastle got off to a fast start and played some good football in the first part of this game, with Jack Colback looking good in central midfield and hardly putting a pass astray.

After 12 minutes a Cabella left wing corner was partially cleared to Yoan Gouffran at the far post, and it was a decent chance for the Frenchman but he mis-kicked the ball – and Yoan really should have done better.

On 17 minutes Aston Villa fans joined Newcastle fans in a minutes applause for John Alder and Liam Sweeney – a nice touch by Villa fans – as the whole stadium joined in the applause.

Then on 26 minutes new boy Remy Cabella had a golden opportunity to put Newcastle ahead, when the ball fell to him in the inside right position but he put the ball wide of Guzan’s right hand post, as he seemed to slip when taking his shot on goal.

Remy really should have put Newcastle ahead with that chance.

Aston Villa seemed to be willing to let Newcastle come onto them and then counter-attack quickly, and Newcastle would need to watch not getting too many men forward and being caught short at the back.

After 32 minutes Riviere was put through nicely by Cabella, but shot straight at goalkeeper Guzan.

At halftime it was 0-0 and the teams were fairly even with Newcastle having the better chances but failing to convert.

There were no changes by either side at the half, and Newcastle were still looking a little bit impotent up front.

And then a good effort by Janmaat with a header after 51 minutes forced Guzan to tip the ball over the bar – it was a good effort by the Dutchman.

Five minutes later Janmaat tried a shot from outside the penalty area with his left foot and ball was just over the bar – another good effort by the right back.

On 70 minutes Siem de Jong came on for his competitive debut in place of Vurnon Anita and seven minutes later – as both teams were going for the go ahead goal and then seven minutes later Ayoze Perez replaced Riviere up front.

Newcastle were pressing for the winner and had most of the play in the final 10 minutes and after 88 minutes Siem de Jong was through on the left and hit a tremendous shot with his right foot which somehow Guzan blocked – it was a fantastic stop by the Villa goalkeeper.

And then a minute later Mike Williamson was sent off for picking up his second yellow card and Steven Taylor saw his first action this season.

This was two points dropped by Newcastle this afternoon, and there will be concern that we really do need a goalscorer to put those chances away.

This will give the anti-Pardew brigade an opportunity to say Pardew is not the right manager for Newcastle, but we again played fairly decently today against a poor side, until we got into the final third of the pitch.

But we were hoping for more than one point from our first two games, and this result is a disappointment with 72% in our poll expecting a Newcastle win today.

We’ll not win many games until we start taking our chances.

Teams:

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Senderos, Vlaar, Cissokho (Baker, 83), Westwood, Delph, Richardson (Bent, 76), Weimann, N’Zogbia (Sanchez, 63), Agbonlahor. Subs not used: Given, Bacuna, Cole, Grealish.

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Anita, Colback; Gouffran, Sissoko, Cabella; Riviere (Perez, 77). Subs not used: Elliot, Haidara, S Taylor, Abeid, Obertan, de Jong.

Bookings: N’Zogbia 50, Senderos 67, Weimann 68,
Williamson sent off

Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral)



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66 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #1

    catchy in norway // Aug 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    my post from before the match

    catchy in norway // Aug 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    my team

    Krul

    JAAMAT MYM COLO DUMMETT/Hid either or for me

    _____________ANITA collback

    ___HBA ________________________Cabbela

    ___________SDJ

    ________________RIVI

    Oabertan would be no where near the first team
    goofy would be on the bench as i dont think he has had a good game for some time , and i see him as a cf not a winger

    im not bothered about how pardew feels about HBA, you asked for my team v Villa, i would want as much creative/ firepower as we could against them

    i would tell the MF to play much more higher up the pitch, instead of nearly always having 10 in our own half

    and if im being totally honest, i dont think there is any problem with tiote, i think this all to do with protecting him for a transfer,

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #2

    rivere is more like a attacking winger… play him on lw insted of gufo an see how he rips the opp

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  • Graeme

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    A fairly boring game to be honest – neither team is going to threaten the top 6, thats for sure!!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #4

    another season with this!?

    who’s up for Rugby 🙂

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Rivière desperately needs to play off a striker, no point in him being up top on his own. De Jong needs to assert his influence a little more but there were signs.

    Colback was good again, with Anita and Sissoko being terrible. Janmaat was decent whilst I thought Dummett was poor again. Cabella was poor also.

    Best player for me was Colback followed by Perez, and considering he was only on the field 10 mins that’s not saying much at all.

    Very poor game, nothing’s changed. I expect a very frustrating season.

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  • toonking

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #6

    fcuken striker needed

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  • toon kk

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #7

    The championship here we come.
    What a joke, the only way we are going to pick up points is by 0-0 draws.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #8

    An excellent result on two counts:
    1) it shows just how much we need to get a top clasds striker
    2) it shows how tactically inept Pardum is – no other team would dominate a game and still not score.

    Now goal less in 180Mins and the pre season games werent exactly a goal fest 🙁

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  • Belfast

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Yay. Another 39 to go.

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  • banjax

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #10

    This is two games and 1 point out of 6. We have still to invest in a defender, a midfielder, and a forward who can score goals AND we still have Pardew. So everything is hunky dory !

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #11

    toonking

    new manager before any new striker

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Can’t wait to hear the tripe!

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  • Belfast

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Desperately need a striker. Said the same last week, and will probably say the same next week.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #14

    belfast

    are you for real?

    39 ???

    39 what

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  • pawl250

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #15

    lovetoon

    4-4-2 does not work in the Pl…..

    Unless we got 5-3-2 with two wingbacks.

    Personally think that would diminish the team. Why would we change our squad and best formation to suit most of our players to accommodate a very questionable striker.

    He does not look like a striker, he has no composure, no strength. He is supposed to be pacey but Senderos at times outpaced him. Senderos is not a pacey centre back, he is not know as a quick centre back. Now if it were Distin I would have abit of sympathy but Senderos….. He is not as quick as people say.

    His shot and Instinct is also questionable, even against City.

    I think Ferryra should be given a chance… If not Siem on the radio stated he likes the number 10 role or a striker role where he is more of a false striker bringing other players into the game.

    Think until Cisse is back we have to get abit more power, atleast more than Riviere.

    We dominated the game, and yet we looked stale in the final third.

    Cabella was very average today….. 12m?? I am wondering why at the minute

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  • francesco-hba

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #16

    What a funny game!! 0-0

    Mickalonius seems to be happy to watch this kind of math, at least Ben arfa has not lost the ball many times…

    But does he remember that the style of Ben arfa is
    -to lose the ball because he tries!!
    -and that he doesnt track back like a Jonas??
    -AND TO SCORE GOALS (especially against Villa!! in 2012 and 2013) FU**IN SHI*

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  • francesco-hba

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #17

    We have won 1 game on the last ten!!!

    Probably due to Ben arfa because he lost the ball and doesnt track back enough

    …. oh.. wait, he hasn’t be in the team for the last ten games…. ………………………………..

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #18

    WTF IS THIS? Trying to cheer up cabella the fcuking idiot

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/729872463?-11058

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  • Greebol1892

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #19

    So clueless going forward. 10 passes in our own half before a foreward ball.
    btw Gouffran is a STRIKER FFS!!!! Playing him as a defensive midfielder is classic Pardew. With Colback, Anita & Sissoko that’s FOUR CDMs….
    Cabella went missing last 15 mins. SDJ had best chance.
    Very frustrating against a poor Villa side.
    Colback looking good though.

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  • Bambams

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Is that correct only one win in ten games…..

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  • toon kk

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #21

    The best way to describe us is “frustrating” due to lack of a quality striker.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #22

    How old does he think cabella is? 5? FFS IT’S ALL OVER THE INTERNET EMBARRASSING US AGAIN!!!!!!!!

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  • Belfast

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Points catchy

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Well that was absolutely painful
    Gouffran was abysmal today, truly awful as was Sissoko
    Cabella looked poor in the middle but picked up when SDJ came on

    Rivière has a lot of fight but doesn’t look like a CF tbh I’d be tempted to start SDJ and Perez against palace!

    We still look so unbalanced, what happened to the gutsy creative team from vs Citeh?
    No one is in harmony for every good performance there was a shocker!
    Willo was solid Colo was all over the shop
    Janmaat again looked decent but Dummett…..
    Colback played well Anita was shocking
    It’s endless how can we have a team of professionals who can’t string a few passes?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #25

    pawl250 // Aug 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    agreed. 4-4-2 may not be the option, but we can’t continue with Riviere upfront again. it’s clearly not working.

    either we buy a striker who can lead the line on his own. or we stop asking him to up top and maybe drop much deeper like a False 9 or smth.

    whatever it is, i hope i dont see riviere alone again against Palace next.

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  • Greebol1892

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #26

    For all the Gouffran haters – he is a STRIKER remember…………….?
    Tired of this b@stard manager playing 1 up front.

    Message to Pardew…… GOALS WIN GAMES FFS!

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #28

    pardew out

    im guessing the pro pardew lot are in hiding right now,

    we drew 0-0 with a team tipped for relegation , and still have not scored a goal,
    next week im tipping it tobe 0-0, or a wonder goal

    subs were all wrong today

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Well what a crap performance. I would like to hear Pardew’s lame excuses for having to endure that shite. Typical Pardew performance that, clueless! Headless chickens all over the pitch, misplaced passes constantly and no cohesion, same pathetic tactics, no organisation nor game-plan.

    If this is what is expected this season we will go down! Our players need time to gel but we the club don’t have time as points are precious.

    We need a proper threat up front as Riviere can’t do it all alone and is still adjusting.

    We need a strong as an ox striker that can hold the ball and finish, Bony was a missed chance 🙁 After Pardew’s comments that we’re not going to overspend on a striker I doubt we will get any at all. So this is probably what we have until January at least!

    WORRYING INDEED!

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  • pawl250

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #30

    AC

    Think he was trying to say relax, enjoy yourself. Basically you are trying to hard so just play your game.

    Think he was right cos Cabella looked like a lost little boy.

    Not even half the player we seen against City last week.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #31

    belfast

    phewwww

    i thought u meant games, 😉

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  • msk21dec

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Gouffran has become so defensive minded he hardly moves forward and he’s supposed to be an attacking player. Pards needs to go, to win games you need to take risks and riviere was so isolated against ASTON VILLA!!!!

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m sure pardew will say there were lots of positives

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  • toonking

    Aug 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #34

    greebol

    gouffran is a striker
    here is some stats for you

    caen 115 app goals 33 1 goal in 3.4 games.

    bordeaux 140 app goals 31 1 goal in 4 games

    strikers are meant to score goals ever 1 or 2 games

    ba our last decent one
    houffenheim 97 app 37 goals
    us 54 app 29 goals.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #35

    TADS

    what did you think of my team then,

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    the one positive is Colback really.

    An outstanding buy. Dominating and controlling the entire match for us.

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  • goommy

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Pard will never get the best out of players.

    Support claim
    and
    wait Pardew out

    🙂

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  • msk21dec

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Warnock didnt say we’re signing a striker tomorrow he said we might be signing someone tomorrow. I wonder who he is can anyone find out, do a twitter search or sumat, someones gotta know, does anyone have warnocks number lol

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #39

    i would rather see my team lose few games and get rid of pardew rather than win and keep pardew

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Everyone saying we should be beating villa their rubbish, well what’s that say about us?

    Don’t waste more money buying Pardew players he won’t or can’t use them in a manner that bennifits the side.

    We can all shout about selections formations etc but it’s pointless with Patdew in charge, he sets his stall out and it doesn’t change all year.

    I made my mind up 3year ago he’s crap everytime we get new players there’s a little improvement then it goes back to same as before.

    We don’t score as we don’t commit men foward to attack.

    We concede cos we sit to deep and are scared to play in case we get caught out which leads us to be caught out.

    Something has to change soon or we’ll be nailed to the bottom, what position will we be in if we wait ten games to say “it’s not good enough”?

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