Newcastle Defense Not Good Enough In 3-3 Draw


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Newcastle got off to the worst possible start against Crystal Palace today when we conceded a goal after only 30 seconds, and it was a poor goal to concede, and again pointed to the frailty of the Newcastle defense. We equalized through Janmaat  after 38 minutes to go in 1-1 at the break, but went behind again three minutes into the second half when Puncheon fired home.

Newcastle then labored up front until Rolando Aarons came on for Gouffran and got a goal out of nothing with a header after 75 minutes, and then with just two minutes remaining Aarons flighted the ball brilliantly into the box after beating his man, and Mike Williamson poked the ball home with his left foot for his first goal ever for Newcastle, after it came back off the post.

It looked like that would be the winner, but the referee added seven minutes of added time, and the Newcastle defense again showed their frailty as Zaha was allowed to fire home the equalizer after 95 minutes.

You cannot even say Newcastle deserved to win this game, when we cannot see out seven minutes after we had gone ahead for the first time in the game.

This is certainly not what we needed to see this afternoon, and quite honestly Newcastle were lucky not to be beaten, as Tim Krul produced some decent saves in the second half.

What we got out of this game – Newcastle will struggle to score goals and our defense is too porous at the moment – and we need to play Aarons form the start of games.

Lets hope we can bring a good defender before Tuesday.

This was a poor result for Newcastle and the display wasn’t too much better – especially when you consider we were playing a team who will probably be struggling against relegation this season, and we were playing at home too. 🙁

Newcastle didn’t look good enough this afternoon – in front of the watching Mike Ashley – even though in the end we could (and should) have won the game, whether we deserved it or not.

It was Aarons who made the difference and he should have started this game.

The boos from the Newcastle fans at the final whistle were justified – this wasn’t good enough by a long way.

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73 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #1

    @ least we scored

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Not good enough? We were terrible all game.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Amazing to think that Newcastle have won just 5 League games from 22 in 2014

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ve just had it with Pardew, his face now angers me.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    @londonderry toon

    what I meant was that it likely says more about us than him

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  • jimmygscot

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #6

    2 points from teams who will be in the bottom 6 at the end of the season, as will Newcastle unless they get a good CB which has been needed for the last 3 seasons.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #7

    @davetoon

    what’s ur point of mentioning riviere outscored falcao and james at monaco?

    my point is, riviere had FALCAO baby sitting him in the striker role all along.

    while with us he’s asked to lead the line. he can’t lead the line thus making the formation unworkable for us. a long striker formation needs a striker who can hold the line and bring players in. riviere is running around like a headless chicken.

    and lesser said about Siem the better.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #8

    What we learned today :

    . Pardew is still a clueless chump

    . Gouffran isn’t fit to lace 18 year old Aarons boots.

    . Rivierre is no Remy, not even close

    . Our defence is still poor.

    . Haidara is much better than Dummet.

    . 4-2-3-1 doesn’t work for us .

    . What has happened to Sissoko ?

    . Cabella has done nothing since joining, and was at fault for their final goal trying to do tricks. If that was Ben Arfa there would have been hell on.

    . We severely miss Ben Arfa

    .All our goals today were hardly well crafted and we look clueless in front of goal

    . If we don’t bring anyone else in relegation is still a real possibility

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    That was an utter disgrace, and people on here don’t have a fu**ing clue what there talking about saying formation has no part in it. We are playing 4-2-3-1 with Krul 4 defenders and 2 cdm’s that’s fu ck ing 7 defensive players and where still conceding 3 at home to palace. I’ve seriously had enough of this silver fox piece of fuc k ing sh it. If I met him right now I would strangle him to death.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Riviere was a carbon copy of Cisse today, completely isolated and lost. Shows that the system just doesn’t work.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Is this what it has come to ? .

    Crystal Palace coming to St. James’ and scoring 3 with us lucky to get a point FFS .

    Pardew has to go, his 2014 record is Abysmal .

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    @Davetoon I wonder why

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    @davetoon
    Yep, I’m amazed we’ve won 5 games in that time period.

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  • Twatter

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew simply has to go. I have given him the benefit of the doubt so many times after poor game upon poor game and now, even I, am saying he needs to be shown the door.

    I feel sometimes like an idiot for saying this so late, but I honestly believed that he would somehow galvanise these exciting signings and make them play together with the resemblance of a team. He can’t even do that.

    Our link up play is poor, the positioning is totally static. The defence is an absolute joke. There are so many bad things on display and the only bright spark comes from an 18 year old whose involvement with Pardew only stems into a couple of weeks on the training ground.

    He has to go, he simply has to go.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Relegation looms. Poor manager and below average squad.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    so where is all the people who blasted pardew for not playing sisko in ” his best position ” in cm and he was wasted out wide!!!!

    wat a shocker he has had all season!

    shocking defending today simple as that but at least some goals

    aarons absolutly brilliant and willo scoring i’m happy for him

    also de jong wasn’t even in the game really tbf its his 1st start so hopefully he’ll kick on

    plus tiote is a massive miss in midfield massive!!!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyone saying 2points dropped need to give their head a shake we where lucky to get a draw.
    Palace the away team had twice as many shots on target and virtually same total shots.
    Krull saved us on 3 occasions at least.

    Horrific sooner he goes the better.

    zzzz OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #18

    5 league wins in 22 and Pardew remains. Ashley needs to finish this pompous idiot.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #19

    dont want to go on about it but Falcao spent the majority of the Ligue a season in the recovery rooms.

    Riviere did play the majority of games up front

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  • davis_toons

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #20

    “bald eagle” that’s a new a name for Ob… what a good one…

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Parrdew’s form since January :

    P22 W5 D3 L14 F17 A50

    Shocking .

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  • davetoon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #22

    imagine Sports Direct only showed a profit in 5 of the last 22 months.

    Everyone in management would be sacked

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Not just Pardew.

    The whole coaching staff. These players are performing well below their ability.

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  • Blofal

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Gouffran – A grafter offered no creativity at all this season

    De Jong – Out of form and current setup is not working for him

    Sissoko – Has not played a good game yet this season including the friendlies. Gave the ball away too much today.

    Riverie – Needs some help. Can’t judge him yet as he is isolated too much in the current system. Did well when the ball was played to his feet instead of lobbed up forward for him to hold up.

    Aarons – Single handedly got us back in the game.

    Cabella – Has not really had a good game playing out wide yet. His best games have been as a number 10.

    We have the players to play some nice little one twos and break down defences. Saw glimpses of that today. This 4-2-3-1 system does not work. Finally Pardew picks a “style” and sticks with it and it is that one.

    Imagine if Pochettino was our manager??

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #25

    That sort of form saw Steve Clarke sacked from West Brom. In fact I think he actually did better.

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  • dazzler

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #26

    I seriously wonder what Pardew has to do to get chopped, he’ll blame the injury time and not his poor formation or tactical choices.. He had one plan which is the same as last season.. Rely on cabaye/de Jong to control the game so palace stuck three on him and drown him out, from there we were screwed until an exceptional performance from a kid who will be benched next game dragged us to a lucky point.. What has gotta give to get him out!?

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Need two CB but we won’t get ONE. We need a proven striker, we won’t get one. This is the most angry I’ve been about NUFC even more than the relegation season.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #28

    palace 7 shots on target
    nufc 4 shots on target

    nufc 40 crosses into the box , only reached our man 6 times

    11 corners, reached our man 2 times

    shocking really

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  • toon kk

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew will Never go, he fits in perfect with MA running of the joke club.

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  • baloo

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Aarons mom Haidara,Colback,and Jaanmat were ok.
    Dejong woeful,Cabella poor,Sissoko awful as was Gouffran
    in pardew speak we wuzz lacky

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Put pressure on mike Ashley his email is:
    Mike.ashley@sportsdirect.com
    I’ve emailed him

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Bpc

    So where minus thirty three goals?

    Got the f@@k has he got a job?

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #33

    lfg21

    when did you change your mind on pardew, you where one of his biggest fans

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #34

    There’s just smth wrong with our formation. I’m beginning to believe it’s not Cisse who is pants but pardew rubbish tactic. Like someone mentioned it’s the same story again with riviere upfront.

    He looks like the isolated Cisse all over again. Pardew does not know how to play this formation. Cisse is a great striker I believe.

    It’s pardew who is shi* asking players who are not meant to lead the line to lead the line.

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Totally agree LGF 23

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Seriously, the day Pardew leaves NUFC I will run through the streets naked in sheer joy I will never have to watch his football again .

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Manx,
    I think you will find I have repeatedly said we can’t play Sissoko there. We scored today, great, I don’t think we were lucky to draw, we were more than a match, so a draw is about right for me.

    I’m still trying to give Riviere a chance, but I haven’t seen a hint yet of a decent centre forward.

    I said earlier, anything less then a win was a poor result. I think anyone defending his result is too entrenched in there pro Pardew ways, in the same way that some on here are too entrenched the other way, to see no good.

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  • ahmed ehab

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew out out out

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #39

    PARDEWWWWW HAS BEEN SACKED ON FM 14 SO IM SURE WE WONT SEE HIM NXT MONTH

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #40

    We scored 3 goals at home today.
    For most teams that would be more than good enough to get three points.
    Only a retard thinks the BIG problem with this team lies within our attack.
    Our biggest problem is our back four

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