This Youngster Our Man Of The Match Yesterday

There were not too many positives to take out of the game yesterday at St. Mary’s, when Newcastle were again taken apart 4-0 by a slick passing Southampton side, who were so much better than Newcastle for the second season running, and the home side were 2-0 up after 19 minutes, when the game was basically over.

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Massadio Haidara – in action yesterday

But young Massadio Haidara at left back did have a good game, and he kept going when all was lost – so it was a decent  display from the French U21 International and he got 35% of the vote.

And Jack Colback had another workmanlike game and was second at 19% followed by the powerful Moussa Sissoko at 14%.

But this game was very hard to watch for Newcastle fans, as the team looked all at sea far too much in the game yesterday – especially in defense – and that was our best defense on display. 🙁

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10 comments so far


    Sep 14, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #1

    who cares….we want the news pardew sacked….

  • nico

    Sep 14, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #2

    I have always given Pardew the benefit of the doubt until now. I just think the whole system is wrong. How can a manager not be involved in which players we bring in? Which other Prem managers work under this? I’ve always said that Pardew is on a hiding to nothing as it must be frustrating not to be able to have full control. The thing is, he doesn’t seem bothered, he just gets on with it. This for me is a problem as we are going backwards. Looks like another rubbish season ahead. Ashley will then buy players in January to ensure we don’t go down. Or at least try this tactic as it worked before. Who says it will work again though. TBH I think the way Ashley has the club now in terms of finances it brilliant and I thank him for that, however he needs to bring in a good manager and give him control to take the club further. He can look after the financial side of the club then. I’m all for stability, but now I think its time to freshen things up.

  • Klatoon

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #3

    steve mclaren will be appointed new manager

  • lesh

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Watched MoTD and our performance was lacklustre to say the least.

    Defence was all at sea, disorganised, effortless, spiritless and when we did go forward, Riviere seemed to be only option, being expected to deliver from hopeful punts into the box.

    I’m afraid we’re seeing three things in play and they are:

    A weak and demoralised squad;

    A manager who’s clearly lacking any flair and

    An owner who’s been so focused on the finances, paring costs down to the minimum, that he’s forgotten (if he ever remembered) that in exchange for fans’ hard earned cash, he’s expected to deliver an entertaining product.

    Ashley must take ultimate responsibility for our failure to deliver his part of the deal and in persisting with a manager and top-to-bottom coaching structure that’s failing the players and clearly not fit for purpose.

    It’s surely about time for Ashley to bite the bullet and get rid of a manager who’s won something like 18 points from about 72 before we’re in deep relegation trouble. Conceding goals as we is unacceptable and surely putting Ashley’s investment at great risk. Surely he must see that.

    I have been one to mitigate for Pardew especially as he’s had little say and choice in maintaining the squad, but I can’t deny that with the players he has available to him, results and performances should have been better.

    Pardew’s done himself no favours in the world of football and if he were to move on, soon I hope, he’d have little prospect of securing another job in the top two flights. Maybe, and for his own good, it’s time he did the honourable thing and resigned. I’m sure Ashley could agree a face-saving departure.

    We live in hope that major changes will come soon.

  • toonincheek

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Interesting that we were wearing our normal strip, not that awful grey kit.

    I would like to see the same when we play the mackems.
    In recent years, one of us has changed from the normal home strip, supposedly to avoid a clash.
    The photo above shows clearly there is no clash.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #6

    As Ashley has picked quite a few terrible managers now, it makes sense to let Graham Carr choose the manager that will be best suited to the players he’s been buying. Someone like Moyes will need a team of big, strong, British grafters who are good at tracking back (similar to the type of players Pardew would prefer) Moyes would also want to be in charge of transfers and would look to the Championship & SPL instead of France for his workhorses. Moyes would mean another 4 years of aiming to nick 1-0’s.

    I think Carr will choose Remi Garde or the Salzburg manager who outplayed De Boer’s Ajax twice last season in the Europa Q-F.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    He was sh1te along with the rest of the back 4

  • nufc 11

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Expect the unexpected maybe Notting will happen.

  • dannitoon

    Sep 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Sissoko was the obvious MOM. .

  • Sav

    Sep 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #10

    We are rooting around where the broken biscuits are now. What top quality manager is going to take over and turn things around in the situation we are in – a weak, demoralised squad, extremely light in 2 key areas which can’t be rectified until January at the earliest and even then, the owner is reluctant to let you have funds or control or purchases. Given his history of past appointments : Wise, Jimenez, Llambias, JFK (twice), Shearer, Pardew, which give the appearance of desperation and lack of expertise, contacts and planning, I don’t expect Guardiola to be riding into town soon. Peter Beardsley would be a likely appointment and if we thought Pardew was a concervative ‘yes’ man, what until Beardo gets started.


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