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Pardew Pleased With Performance – Hints At New Signings

3:53 pm, Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 113 Comments

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.

paul lambert alan pardew

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.

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113 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toon22 // Aug 23, 2014 at 3:54 PM

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

    As i cant bear another season of defensive dross.

  • 2 shearerclass09 // Aug 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    @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

  • 3 davetoon // Aug 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    @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

  • 4 dcdick // Aug 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    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 !!!

  • 5 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

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

  • 6 DAVEMAC // Aug 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    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.

  • 7 shearerclass09 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    You want moyes?? wtf you mad lad?

  • 8 Graeme // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    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!!!

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    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 ?

  • 10 davetoon // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    @jamsha how would moyes be different to pardew?

  • 11 cyprus // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    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?

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

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

  • 13 Toon1978 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    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?

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    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.


  • 15 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:08 PM


    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.

  • 16 Thump // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    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.

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM


    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.

  • 18 lesh // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM


    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!

  • 19 Graeme // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    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??

  • 20 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

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

  • 21 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    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.

  • 22 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:13 PM

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

  • 23 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:13 PM


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

  • 24 TheToonKing // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    i think people are overreacting here a bit….

  • 25 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    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

  • 26 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:17 PM

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

  • 27 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:18 PM


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

  • 28 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    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!

  • 29 smiler // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    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.

  • 30 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

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

  • 31 goommy // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

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

  • 32 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    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!

  • 33 gazzaforever // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    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.

  • 34 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM

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

  • 35 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM


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

    Thanks for clearing that up

  • 36 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

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

    …no holding back just because its Newcastle.

  • 37 lochinvar // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    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 ?

  • 38 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:26 PM


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

  • 39 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    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.

  • 40 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

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

  • 41 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    well i voted for a draw… n il vote for a draw against palace aswell….. an i dnt blame any players but il only blame PARDEW he should leave as soon as posdible or we see us struglng another 2-3 season

  • 42 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Rotonda 15, agreed, if i could pick any manager to replace pardew tomorrow it would be de Boer, but any chance of that happening will be in november/december

  • 43 catchy in norway // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM


    man you really have no clue do you ?

    moyes is just as defensive , Everton fans thought he did ok until they got Martinez , now they think they wasted years on a very poor manager , the difference between the 2 is night and day , and to think moyes had a say in who bought makes it even worse than pardew ,

    pardew has a good squad, just no idea how to use it,

    the guy couldn’t tell the difference between a Sunday league player and messi , if there fit height slot them in

  • 44 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    catchy in norway

    apart from moyes who would want to manage nufc???? even kk wouldnt come back untill we get a owner who wants the club to play in europe all season

  • 45 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    My starting line up for my mufc
    Moaners United Football Club

    Ketsbaia9 Ciaran Jail for Ashley toonkk
    Graeme dcdick blade user toonarmydownsouth
    Mister tuff Average_Contents

    Sorry Belfast

  • 46 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:37 PM


    I believe de Boer would have the strong personality and that motive to work under Ashley. FDB himself said he’d set targets for the club to spend “no more than £5million” and to sell players at the “right prices”

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:37 PM


  • 48 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    that’s a very strong line up

    Ha ha ha

  • 49 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Any team can win, loose or draw, but tbo I don’t know where our goals are going to come from.

  • 50 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Pardew has said on sky sports interview he expects 1 in maybe tomorrow he has his finger on pulse possibly more in and two could be leaving.

    Take Ashley with you, them two gone we’ll all be happy.

    Danny Mills and Garth Crooks have between them said
    “Pardew is a top manager doing a top job”
    “He must be a dream for Mike Ashley”
    “Constantly plays good football whilst having his players sold”

    Motd football focus and all the sky pundits are full of shat, protect their pals!

    The fans obviously ain’t got a clue and can’t see either!

  • 51 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM


    SJP would be a fortress with that lineup

  • 52 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM


    Can I be coach or at least be on the bench as a sub?

  • 53 Kamikaze Koala // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Don’t worry people the only striker out there that is available is Falcao, he sort us out

  • 54 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:41 PM


    i dnt think de Boer would come hea… if a owner jst givs him 5 mill a season to get players…its only wen we get a new owner we can see us fightn for epl…..i jst hope fat man goes b4 christmas along with pardew

  • 55 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    pleased you’re happy with what you saw today, personally I was disappointed and would like to see more from our team.

  • 56 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    *spend no more than £5mil on 1 player what i meant

  • 57 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    didn’t pardew said that this team can score more than one goal in every game

  • 58 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    It’s so frustrating knowing we are just four players, one manager and a few coaches away from being a very good side…………………………….but as it stands we are mid table at best

  • 59 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    All E. Honda has to do is ask Carr to get managerial recommendations. Ones which will suit the skills of the players and maximise their abilities. That’s too much like common sense though.

    De Boer has already publically mentioned us in a favourable light.

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    optimistic prime

    You can be my assistant

  • 61 toonking // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    question for everyone

    who wants a team to play in europe every season?

  • 62 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    still a 5 mill player wont give us europe…unless we have a good manager with good attacking mind


  • 63 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    toon kk

    I’m pleased that we kept a clean sheet and created chances.

  • 64 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Toonking, not Alan.

  • 65 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:48 PM


    We have got a team that can get in to Europe, i just give you my line up.

  • 66 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Anyone dreaming of a return to European football better get themselves ready for disappointment as we are a million miles away from the top 6

  • 67 Thump // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    @JAMSHA: We don’t even need an attack minded manager, just one who isn’t scared of playing football. Pardew has decided on a possession game, which would be fine if we moved up the pitch and pressed in the final third. We have a team of midfielders ffs. All it would take is some attacking drills to get somebody up in support of Riviere and we’d see something. Instead we have acres of space in the hole.

    I’d love to know how Pardew got his coaching badges, like. Somebody must have took a bung somewhere.

  • 68 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    We have only played 2 games ffs

  • 69 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM


    me ofcourse

  • 70 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I hate pundits because they don’t actually watch the games and know the behind the scenes stuff properly so look at highlights and results and media reports. Then they have the gall to base an opinion on it and make out as if they’re experts, they know nothing.

    We were crap today, we created so little and played so slowly it was so frustrating to witness. We had 3 good chances and fluffed them all. Against Villa. It’s not good enough.

  • 71 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM


    Pardew’s first thought is always a defensive one therefore the link up play between the strikers and midfield is non existent.

    Riviere has been left isolated up front to get on with it single handed………………….haha welcome to the Premier League son

  • 72 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    hope you’re pleased saying that if we’re in the same position in a few weeks, relying on 0-0 draws

  • 73 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM


    agree… an for a that fat can sack pardew an get the ausi manager for cheap…. the man knows how to play football..even with a inexperince ausi squad he made big teams work hard for a win

  • 74 toon kk // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    hope you’re pleased saying that, if we’re in the same position in a few weeks, relying on 0-0 draws

  • 75 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM


    We may only be two games in to the season but everything is the same as last year

  • 76 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:56 PM


    but have lost 15 out of the last 20 and still don’t know where the back of the net is. but pardew’s not worried and that’s what really worries me!

  • 77 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:56 PM

  • 78 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    i hope to see us win epl or cl b4 i die lol :*)

  • 79 toonking // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    nor does fcuken ashley
    so mate that proves no decent manage will come FACT.

    A. he is yet to spend a large sum of money on a proven striker, all he does is spend a small price on players he will be able to sell for profit in the future.

    B. we got a europa league season but ashley decides to just bring 1 player in and also he doesn’t offer our best striker a new improved contract.

    C. he puts shares into rangers when he could use it to build this current team, unless you can name me 1 other team who’s owner also owns another team in a different top tier league it proves even more evidence.

    D. every season we seem to be sell our best players and not bring in replacements strikers especially.
    carroll was first, then it came with ba yet not once did we sign a decent striker for a decent price.

    so fcuken stop this pardew critism and start focusing on the long term issue called ashley.

  • 80 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:57 PM


    would rather have the chile manager

  • 81 lochinvar // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    On the basis of Pardew’s statement that we might sign someone…has anyone any idea who that could be ?
    Centre forwards with physical presence and goal scoring ability only:

    All suggestions welcome:

  • 82 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    we score once in every 3 games.. lol.

  • 83 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM


    We play

    Three separate entity’s on the pitch who don’t link up or pass the ball to each other, everything that goes between the three is more hopefull than thought out.

    Pardew said “Some of our players like Cabella where trying to force a opening, that doesn’t happen in football. You can’t force openings you have to wait for them to present themselves”

    What you think of that statement?

  • 84 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM


    Danny Welbeck

    Utd will not allow him to join a top six club and we all know that Pardew has a hard-on for over rated Utd rejects

  • 85 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    why should he stop with the pardew criticism when the guy’s not fit for purpose.

    does ash tell Pardew to play containing football or to have no movement in midfield or to defend too deep.

    Villa are one of the worst teams I’ve seen in a long time. yes we could do with another striker but this isn’t a bad squad by a long shot, just not allowed to play to their strengths.

  • 86 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Toonking, I’m all on board with getting rid of Ashley. However, Pardew is abysmal and I have to watch his cluelessness each game. He has been provided with good players in the time he’s been here. Enough to show progression. It was pretty much same old same old today.

    He is the short term pain relief. Ashley is the surgery later on down the line.

  • 87 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    I’m still gonna give pardew 8-12 more games to prove himself.


    Ajax outplayed and beat man city and barca with 11 players who had been brought up from the youth academy

  • 88 gazzaforever // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM


  • 89 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    with de boer in charge

  • 90 Newcastle for alltid // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    A frustrating game, for sure. Williamson showing what he`s showed for years now – inconsistency. One game he`s alright, the next, like today, he`s hopeless. My biggest point of frustration today.

    We are very disjointed, and lack a real gameplan offensively. I believe we do have the talent to play well, and the team should start to gel now. That`s one of Pardews biggest weaknesses; to build a flowing attack based on the players` attributes. Right now it`s static, though it did look a tad better late in the second half.

    More worrying is our lack of height in midfield before Sissoko was brought back. With Colback and Anita as CMs we don`t with any headers which makes us vulnerable. We do need a player with a certain stature there. Drop either Anita or Colback from the team, and start Sissoko along the other – like was done towards the end of the game today. I`d drop Anita. Sissoko and his strength is more needed.

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    According to Neil warnock we are close to our 10th signing.

  • 92 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM


    the guy really needs sectioning. does his statement mean you never try to make anything happen and take the initiative, just sit back and hope it might. What a clueless oaf.

  • 93 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM


    That statement is typical Pardew BS.

    The man is incapable of formulating a fluid footballing team and is lost when it come to setting up a side to actually go out with the intention of winning a game, instead we go out and try to nick a goal while remaining defensively sound (which we fail to do more often than not)

  • 94 gazzaforever // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Why you love Pardew so much

  • 95 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM


    good to see you’ve got your finger on the pulse as always!!!!! Only about 3 hours old that news.

  • 96 gazzaforever // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Toonking, please tell me more about your Pardew’s love.

  • 97 toonking // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    i’m at the same state as you with alan pardew and i myself would love YES LOVE A DECENT MANAGER.


    KK walking after 8 games
    HUGHTON sacked at the time we see pardew keeps his job for simular form “shows the signs of a manager who was getting right in ashley’s face leading up to the carroll sale and jnauary tranfers window itself”

  • 98 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    We can have our 20th signing and nothing will change on the pitch.

    Can’t be bothered with who we sign really. And there’s more to suggest from pards interview that a outgoing is guaranteed but not for incoming.

  • 99 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    I take it wasn’t great then 😉

  • 100 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Rotonda heights

    It’s only now i have seen it, I’ve been out all day.

  • 101 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    As Ajax boss, Frank de Boer took over from Martin Jol in December 2010. In his debut match as manager, de Godenzonen were off to a flying start, as they managed to beat AC Milan 2-0 in a Champions League group match.

    After that, De Boer managed to turn an ailing Ajax side around. When the 2010/2011 season came to an end, the Amsterdam-based outfit had won its first Eredivisie title in seven years – a notoriously bad spell for Ajax’s standards.

    The year after, Ajax won the title again, and again the year after that. Last weekend, De Boer and his players made it four-in-a-row, something Ajax had never managed to do before.

    After turning around Ajax’s negative record to a positive one , De Boer is now a fan favourite in Amsterdam, his popularity higher than that of any of the players.


    De Boer, 43, said:

    “I see opportunities at Tottenham Hotspur, just as Liverpool and Newcastle, they are sleeping giants.”


    And Alan is a self professed winner?

    This switch is a no brainer to try.

  • 102 JackButler // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM


    Think we will see both HBA and Tiote leave before the window shuts, while Obertan, Dummet and Saylor remain a constant in Pardew’s squads.

  • 103 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM


    I’ve give up trying to translate COCKURGHKNEES

    But to me yes according to Pardew you sit back until the opposition invites you to score.

    Maybe that’s why we keep giving cheap goals away cos the manager tells our players the opposition will do same for us.

  • 104 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Ooh dear we are in a good mood today, soon we win our first match the better can’t stand all the moaners on here.

  • 105 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    JB…don’t ruin my weekend mate 🙁

  • 106 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Under pardew we have no attacking sense whatsoever. Sissoko looks rubbish.

    We have no idea on how to build up attacks. Everything is just hopeful and zero conviction and confidence from the players.

    We need to buy a goal. Only scored in 6 games from our last 18. Pathetic. And pardew sounds so excited and talks about dominating today. Right we did, we did..

  • 107 optimistic prime // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Jack butler

    Your prob spot on there

  • 108 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Honest assessment? No holding back?
    It was utter shite

    No real positives to take from it
    We’ve lost Willo now through suspension which trust me on today will be a big loss as he was covering himself Dummett and Colo
    Janmaat looked good as did Colback so once again our best performers were at the back…
    Cabella looked a bit lost through the middle, looked more comfortable when De Jong came on and he moved wide left
    Sissoko looked poor when he came centrally, if Tiote goes we most definitely don’t want him to take up his position
    Gouffran was abysmal, no other words for him really just awful
    Rivière doesn’t look like a CF who can lead the line, I’d be tempted to start vs Palace with Perez upfront and De Jong just behind him as Perez has looked very lively for us
    Anita was poor today Dummett was woeful

    As for Pardew, got his subs massively wrong imo, De Jong should of been on from half time and Perez came on too late only to hoyed off 10 minutes later for Taylor
    All in all a massive failure to a) build upon a decent midfield performance vs Citeh and b) deliver on his promise of a more exciting attacking performance

  • 109 bladeuser // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Pardew is going nowhere at the mo even though i wish he would just f### off so please stop speculating about other managers if we have a few points and r in the bottom three after say ten games then even that moron ashley might screw his loaf and get rid but i would,nt hold my breath as regarding a striker danny welbeck is a more accomplished finisher than anything we have he never got a good run for man u as for a ch i would take anybody over what we have to play with colo as apart from being slow is a good reader of the game and i think wr would have lost today if anybody else had been partnering that lump willo

  • 110 toonking // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:23 PM


    ajex can do it but holland can do well in world cups too.

    dortmund can do it but germany can do great in world cups too

    athletico can do it but spain can do well in world cups too.

    newcastle however are in a league called the barclays premier league and that is in england, sadly england are an awful side nationally and have been for years.

    city- spend massive amounts
    united- always been a massive club
    liverpool-great team but alone with united are the biggest teams in england
    chelsea-again the work of a rich owner
    arsenal-not spending much but a great youth system, something never have not repaired since the SJH and KK era in the 90s, a clue “dummett should not be starting” “saylor sh1t” “don’t bring carroll back” “sammy another shola”
    everton- the best route to follow really they are good team now but have been a yoyo club for decades, That is all fine but unfortunately you need to be patient which sadly we aren’t which leaves us with 1 choice, we have got to be bought by a billionaire who provides the money that them great managers wants.

  • 111 catchy in norway // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:24 PM


    for me it was the same as last week,

    lots of endeavour , so that means we were unlucky ,

    in reality , we were not that good, not sure if they train with goals in training or play some kind of rugby where all they need to do is get it over the line , because their crap at the final third stuff,

    Williamson for me was poor , he can not head the ball , if anyone says he can they need to pay closer attention , he always goes in with the top of his head and very rarely uses his forehead , so the guy has no control over where it will end up,
    first yellow was a poor ref decision , second was a professional foul,

    goofy was shocking throughout , a total waste , I thought he would have been subbed at some point , but classy pardew subbed the sub who had fresh running legs and in his 15 minutes of football this season has offered more than goofy 2 full games ,

    a truly shocking decision ,

    Villa are a poor poor side , and this should have been a banker with what we have, but at time it was two lost teams out there running and paid to much money to do so,

    SDJ has a touch of shearer about him for me, just the way he strikes the ball , but should have been on at HT

    sack pardew

  • 112 jimmygscot // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Lets face it Villa are a bottom 6 side.
    Felt sorry for Riviere, playing as a lone stricker he should have had support from that crowd in midfield.
    Best attempts were from the full back.
    No sympathy for Williamson 2 pathetic infringements for both yellow cards.
    Have needed a quality CB now for 3 seasons.

  • 113 Sazzer // Aug 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    How can Goofy not even hit the ball?
    First pass on target by Riviere.
    Oh man Cabella. He should have scored that one.
    Willo will never score will he? Great pass by Cabella.
    Get in Pereeeeeeeeeeeeeez….
    Nice pass Perez. De Jong hits it hard but save by Guzan.
    Willo gets his second yellow in like 4 minutes.

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