Shambolic Newcastle Torn Apart By Southampton – Lose 4-0


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Newcastle were extremely poor today at St. Mary’s and that’s an understatement as Southampton were by far the better side, and they seemed to have no problem scoring against what looked at times like a completely inept Newcastle defense.

Newcastle made a terrible start in the first quarter of the game, and were 2-0 down by the 19th minute and we almost conceded after 24 seconds when a Tim Krul clearance cannoned off Shane Long and rolled just wide of the post.

That turned out to be a (bad) sign of things to come.

After six minutes it was no surprise when Southampton went ahead, after already having a couple of chances to go ahead,  and when the ball was played into the box from the inside left position, it was Pelle who headed the ball into the back of the net completely unchallenged – where was the defense?

And then Krul made a decent stop after nine minutes from a right-wing shot, with Newcastle hanging on and then after 19 minutes – with Saints mauling a poor Newcastle defense,  the home side went two ahead and it was that man Pelle again.

Newcastle were caught upfield and Southampton made a quick counter-attack.

Williamson should have headed the ball clear, but his header was wayward and Pelle was there again to put the ball into the back of the net.

Newcastle came back into the game after the second goal  and a good effort by Sissoko was brilliantly saved by Forster who then made another food save to his left from a Jack Colback shot.

Just before the break a good effort by Gouffran was deflected just wide of Forster’s right hand post.

It was 2-0 at the break and in truth Newcastle could have been even further behind.

Tiote was brought on for Anita at the start of the second half.

And 10 minutes into the second half Newcastle gifted Southampton with their third goal, when a complete misunderstanding between Williamson and Krul allowed Cork to nip in and score – it was simply schoolboy defending (again) from Newcastle.

The Newcastle defense is simply not good enough – that’s a fact – why didn’t we strengthen in the summer after conceding 127 goals over the last two seasons?

Southampton continued to have the better of this game, and Perez came on for Cabella after 69 minutes and Remy had a very poor game today and after 73 minutes it looked like Haidara cleared a ball that was going into the back of the net.

And after 77 minutes it was embarrassing as Newcastle should have scored and Sissoko set up Riviere, but somehow the Frenchman managed to put the ball wide from just 10 yards out – it just shows the Newcastle players have no confidence – this was an awful display by this Newcastle side.

And Haidara then cleared the lines with a good header away and the 21 year-old had a decent game this afternoon, as a good  Southampton continued to threaten and Sammy Ameobi made his first appearance of the season  with a few minutes to go when he replaced Sissoko.

And would you believe it, but it was Schneiderlin who scored a fantastic goal – to make it 4-0 just like last season’s disaster – with a minute to go in the three minutes of added time,  as he beautifully curled the ball past Krul into the far upper corner of the net.

It was a no contest today on the south coast – and if Newcastle don’t improve we could be in for a long hard season – and maybe a relegation fight – but that’s also what we said after the disappointing 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace.

And with Southampton losing many of their best players in the summer, and new players coming in – it will be hard for manager Pardew to make the case that we a lot of new players in the side — and that’s why we are playing so poorly at the beginning of the season.

That’s now 10 goals we have conceded in our first four league games,  and we knew the defense wasn’t good enough a couple of years ago.

And this is exactly the game Alan Pardew cannot afford to have – if he is to keep his job as the manager of Newcastle.

In short – it was simply an awful display by Newcastle this afternoon – almost a disgrace for a Newcastle United side.

Alan Pardew and the players should issue a formal apology to the faithful 2550 fans who made the long 650 round trip journey south to watch this rubbish.

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64 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #1

    OOOOoooo Ashley has a problem…. Sack Pardew now…and have a problem trying to find a puppet manager….orrr leave him there and rot the players and get relegated….

    decisions decisions decisions….tantalising…

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  • geordie157

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ll be watching Gateshead until pardew is gone

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  • davetoon

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    If Pardew isn’t sacked tonight then Ashley has no right to call himself a businessman

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  • andaru

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Worst display by Newcastle I have ever seen.

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  • dazzler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Can see myself having a stroke after his post match interview.. I’m already smelling toast haha 😛

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  • Belfast

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    18 points from the last 69.

    Unbelievable must be an all time record

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    I love the fact ppl slagged of KK when he came back. He knew one had to spend big to get us back he wanted top players and wanted to bring Beckam. Blind penny pinching thief Ashley wanted none of it and the rest is as they say history…

    We deserve to be here where we are as the owner is a twit.

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  • dazzler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #8

    At least my village on clash of clans has a solid defence, that’s the most important thing nowadays

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Fcuk Pardew! Resign, get sacked or die please!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Another dull gutless performance. Ok, the players have to take a bit of responsibility, but its 95 percent boring negative tactics.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Ok,
    After the next game this guy is gone. That’s one too many. There’s just no way back. We have gone backwards since Hughton. Can’t compete with anyone. Speechless.

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  • baloo

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #12

    He’s gone for sure.He didnt get off the bench all game.What would he do next week stay in the dressing room.His face said it all he knows he’s history.Maybe the poster was right earlier that ashley had been in to see him at half time.

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  • andaru

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Cabella is a poor mans HBA

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  • toonicle

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed- the defense (colo) on that first goal was literally running away from Pelle as he scored an easy header.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Resignation?

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  • dazzler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Kevin Nolan is the laziest player I have ever seen in a toon shirt but what I wouldn’t give to have him in that team now to kick some arse

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  • terencelim

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Many Ashley ass-lickers and fake accountants are hiding nowadays.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #18

    2nd bottom

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew, ” Southampton have more O levels than I do and two weeks to prepare is not nearly long enough. I brought on Sammy with two minutes to see if he could change the game for us. We work hard all week on our defensive plans and as I can’t spell attak then we don’t worry about that. Plus the early autumn frost wasn’t what we expected so far south. We’ve collected 18 points from the last 69 which is quite good in the circumstances. Stoney and Carvery are doing a great job with our tactics. I can’t wait for the Hull game. And now 4-0 doesn’t really reflect our possession” Has he gone yet and taken the coaches with him ?

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #20

    What the F@@k was that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #21

    There’s just no excuses now for Pardew, none at all. I was listening to Talksport and they were saying the same thing, that Southampton have had a far bigger rebuild than us and a new manager and still tore us to shreds.

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  • Thump

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #22

    @ITUNDERASHELL: A hammering, mate

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #23

    It was poetry in motion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Beatroll25

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Alan Pardew – 26th July 2014:

    “We have pitched in and signed players that we think give us a chance to push for Champions League.
    “We have already shown we are much better covered offensively than we were after Yohan Cabaye’s departure.
    “We have options, more options to come in and it is going to strengthen my hand to tactically change the team.”

    13th September 2014 –

    Bottom of the league with a -6 GD after 4 games.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #25

    MrMojo
    P45 would never do the honourable thing.

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  • bob52

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Get the score right at least, terrible defending, poor communication and too slow at the back and too late to bring in the powerful center back everybody but Pardew knew was our priority. he has to go now!!

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Pardew will blame it on injuries.

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  • dazzler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m an actual accountant (in training) and can advise that it doesn’t take an accountant, real or fake to know that on the basis of protecting an investmemt there is really only one option now. We all have our pride, but Jesus Christ either he walks or gets sacked. Ashley must offer an ultimatum

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #29

    ”we were unlucky with injuries and siem’s injury really set us back. we played on the front foot but our defence fell asleep it was unlucky. we dominated possession but just couldn’t score. rivierre should have scored the easy goal but missed. things are not going our way but we’ll put it right with an honest performance against hull.”

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #30

    @soccer_sauce: Rumours flooding in to us this afternoon that David Moyes is on standby for the Newcastle job.Pardew likely to be sacked this weekend #NUFC

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Coupon busted by chuffing Peterborough

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  • Thump

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Does anybody have the 2014 stats?

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Pardew needs a pay rise as you can see he is lacking motivation.

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  • Thump

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    @toonarmydownsouth: I feel a little sick.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #35

    David Moyes will do for me boys.

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  • BigB75

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #36

    all i can say is WOOOOOWWWW!!!!!

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  • dazzler

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #37

    If one more pundit says we need time to gel I may actually stab myself in the nostril with a rusty screwdriver

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Tads

    More likely we’ll get Chris Moyles

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  • Pottz

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #39

    toonarmydownsouth.

    Moyes. FFS. Can’t contain my excitement!

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  • baloo

    Sep 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #40

    cheer up lads n lasses were only 5 points from champions league and 10 from the top ( smiley winky thing)

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