Pardew Pleased With Performance – Hints At New Signings


Newcastle looked the better of two rather ordinary-looking sides at Villa Park this afternoon in the 0-0 draw, and the Magpies carved out three decent chances – the last one coming to Siem de Jong with just two minutes to go – but we just couldn’t score – for the second game running.

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Paul Lambert and Alan Pardew today

Alan Pardew thought Newcastle controlled the game, and did enough to win, and he had this to say to BT Sport at the final whistle:

“Yeah, I think so,” “I thought we had really good control of the game – particularly in the second half. We absolutely dominated, but couldn’t find the moment.”

“When you get a lot of new offensive players, they’re so keen to do well. You could almost see Remy Cabella trying too hard to force the moment.”  “You can’t really do that in football – you have to let the moment come to you.”

“I’m pleased with the team. I think there’s a good solid base to it. We know we need to threaten with goals and that will win us games. There were a lot of good signs again, but we haven’t scored yet and that will be hanging on us.”

“Whether we can get another body in or even two before the window shuts, I don’t know, but I think there will be some movement – maybe one or two going out as well. We’ll see.”

There have been reports that Newcastle would like to bring in another striker and a center-back, and the first two games have probably shown those are two players we need – especially a guaranteed goal-scorer.

But whether we can get one through the door before September 2nd, we don’t know and it may be difficult.

However, we’re almost certain that Pardew will be pushing Charnley and Ashley to bring in at least a top striker over the next nine days.

What do you think?

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113 comments so far

  • toon22

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope the new signings a manager,moving the silver fox upstairs.

    As i cant bear another season of defensive dross.

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  • shearerclass09

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #2

    @jail remy doesn’t want to come so you cant buy him, Have you not noticed it’s hard to get top players when your not in champions league even man u are struglling to get people with all there cash

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  • davetoon

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #3

    @Graeme – what about if the newcastle supports trust changed the conversation and said to Mashely, look we all want Newcastle to succeed. How about you put forward an olive branch and go outside the plan and buy a big name striker to make the fans happy and the fans will respond by making you welcome at the ground.

    Just an idea

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  • dcdick

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Not that bad a performance from the players.

    Pardew is the problem, he’s had plenty of time to integrate the new players & still moans on for “more time”

    Pardew Out !!!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    pardew is the one we should sell,,,,, GET MOYES

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  • DAVEMAC

    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #6

    How Pardew can be happy with that performance is beyond me. We had three really good chances where two of our players did not even connect with the ball and the other put it wide when in reality it should have been on target at the very least. An absolutely crap game with two extremely poor teams.

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  • shearerclass09

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #7

    @Jamish
    You want moyes?? wtf you mad lad?

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  • Graeme

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Toon 22 – why on earth would you want to “Move him upstairs?”

    If he isn’t good enough, and there seems to be little doubt about it, just get rid, simple as that. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely to happen!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #9

    shearclass,
    Sometimes you have to pay the going rate, players know what is out there and will go for the right money, who are Man U struggling to attract btw ?

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  • davetoon

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #10

    @jamsha how would moyes be different to pardew?

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  • cyprus

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #11

    We edged it, still don’t get enough chances… We need a lucky break to boost confidence. Look at what Leicester are doing to Chelsea!
    Still missing something. Coach? CF? A Fabregas?

    What’s up with Goofy?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Graeme,
    Move him upstairs, I’m sure people on here glue sniff before logging in !

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #13

    I can’t believe how much of a stupid excuse of a man Pardew is. HOW LONG is it going to take to replace Ba? Every man and his dog have been screaming at Pardew to bring in a PROVEN STRIKER. TBF, poor Rivierie has been left exposed from the last two games. He has SDJ available but started on the bench. You Aaron’s can’t even make the bench and Dummett starts ahead of Hiadara. Is Pardew looking for the sack?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #14

    I prefer we get a ST in before a CB. Goals win you games and under this evidence we will really struggle to score goals.

    The defense is alright for now and probs won’t be improved on until end of the season when Colo and/or Saylor leaves.

    What pisses me off more apart from Pardew’s negative and predictable tactics is our inability to convert chances.

    Cabella should have scored, Gouffran should have scored, Riviere could have perhaps done a bit better with his shot and De Jong was unlucky as he hit it hard and true but straight at their keeper.

    The difference a confident and prolific goalscorer does for a team is immense. Just think back to when Shearer left. Even then we had a stronger squad than now and we still struggled to score without him.

    We’ve had some players worthy of the number 9 like Demba BA and Remy but we still have yet to replace Shearer and he left AGES AGO!

    We may have a Bellamy replacement in Riviere or Ayoze but we lack that clinical finsher in the team much more than a CB.

    SIGN A FKNG PROVEN STRIKER ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #15

    jamsha

    how on earth is moyes what we need? just another slightly better version of pardew.

    DE BOER is what we need desperately. I honestly think pardew needs sectioning.

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  • Thump

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    New player? We need a new bloody manager. Riviere looks out of confidence and out of his depth, still withholding judgement but he doesn’t look brilliant from what he’s shown us so far. Maybe we’ll see something else with De Jong coming into the fore, but I’m not holding my breath.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #17

    JP

    we can sign all the players in the world but if there is next to zero movement in midfield and no bodies getting forward to support a lone striker what’s the point.

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  • lesh

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #18

    davetoon

    Agree that rather than challenge Ashley and his ownership, NUST might like to try being supportive of him and more importantly, dialogue with him.

    You never know, being nice to and about him might just reap dividends!

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  • Graeme

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    davetoon @ 3. I would love to see an olive branch accepted – several have been offered, non have been accepted.

    IF Ashley was seriously interested in bringing success to NUFC, I would have expected some progress in over 7 years, it hasn’t happened though. We have quite simply spent a million or 2 over the money raised from Cabaye & Debuchy and the other players moved out.

    Non of the TV, League money seems to have been touched, yet it is obvious that the team is still weak in 2 main areas – why is that? It could be that he is happy enough that this squad are now good enough to stay in the upper reaches of the mid-table place he wants.

    He doesnt communicate when conducting his main business (SD) what makes you think he will change when it comes to his advertising hoarding??

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Martin Trinder
    @martintrinder
    Team bus delayed leaving due to paul dummet
    being chosen for a random drug test, should
    be pardew for playing him

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  • toon kk

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #21

    To sum us up, a frustrating performance from a below average team.
    Similar to last season but without Remy and the only reason we’re still in the premier league is down to Remy.
    quite worrying really.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #22

    I see Ideye has just come on for West Brom. He was a blog news listing favourite of Ed’s for a while.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #23

    shearerclass09

    moyes is better than pardew…atlest he knows his tatics…could do wonders with the players we have

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #24

    i think people are overreacting here a bit….

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Rotonda heights

    moyes is only the possible manager we could get… no one will ever want to come hea till fat man owns the club… we could only afford championship managers… only possible we can get a epl manager is moyes

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  • toon kk

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m just pleased I didn’t renew my season ticket. F-ing dross.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Jamasha

    If any of our players are on drugs it’ll be Valium or anti depressants

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Moyes is a like for like with Pardew, only difference is it seems Moyes knows how a team should defend. They both have same attacking prowess.

    Side step not a foward step!

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  • smiler

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #29

    All you people keep harping on about TV money not been spent,do you think that the players and staff work for nowt we’ll you don’t know much about running a football club.Where do you think the club get the money from to pay wages certainly not from gate receipts.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #30

    i hope i get a job soon….so i wont be able too see this rubbish football under pardew n get fustrated

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  • goommy

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Pls with perfomance!!?? good guy Pard..good guy..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus
    No idea what was up with Goofy today but he was f** king shocking!
    To clear cut chances and he didn’t even manage to get the shot off!
    First one was unbelievable, a ball dropping to you 3-4 yards out….players dream about chances like that and he slashed at it and didn’t even make contact!
    The second, a great ball through, just smash it with your left man! But no he took too touches, turned in towards the cb’s and just hit it into them!

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  • gazzaforever

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Optimistic prime, sorry about my other post, i read your comment about the game and I thought you were happy I didnt get the sarcasm, my mistake.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #34

    In the poll yesterday, the majority of voters thought we’d win, just proves people over rate our below average squad.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Smiler

    So we got £35mlion extra revenue this year and gave even one a pay rise then?

    Thanks for clearing that up

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Can someone give me a fair and righteous assessment of the game?

    …no holding back just because its Newcastle.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #37

    West Ham away at Palace have so far and the game still has 20 minutes to go, 14 shots, 7 on target and 3 goals, all without Andy Carroll.
    Does that tell you anything Pardew ?

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Gazza

    It’s ok pal, I need the sarcasm to get through match day 😉

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #39

    In and out tonight, not read the comments, not staying to read relies.

    Awful, a right back was once again our most dangerous player. Dismal performance by two dismal teams. Waddle on commentary said nothing to choose between the two. They will finish close in the league. On today, couldn’t argue.

    Will carry this on on Monday, but I can’t see positives from today.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m watching Marveaux for Guingamp at the mo. They’re playing Marseille.

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