Muted Demonstrations Due To Players Giving 100%

Newcastle looked a much improved side yesterday, and while we looked a lot more solid at the back than we have in the last two games, Newcastle still conceded two goals after having most of the play in the game yesterday.

papiss cisse thanks mate hull

Thanks for saving my job son

But one big weakness we have is that we find it so difficult to score goals,  and that was seen yesterday in the first half when we had two or three decent chances – especially to Riviere and Cabella – but both shot weakly straight at Hull goalkeeper McGregor.

It was all square at 0-0 at the break, and it even looked like we could maybe go on and win the game if we could score a goal, and we hadn’t seen too much protesting from the fans.

The news before the game was that 30,000 cards had been distributed before the game with SACK on them.

But then just three minutes into the second half and out of nothing Hull went ahead with a terrific strike from Croatian striker Jelavic, and things didn’t look too good.

But Newcastle kept pressing forward and the Newsletter players kept their heads up, but then again 20 minutes later and out of the blue, Diame hit home a great left foot shot that went in off the post.

But it was poor defending from Newcastle, and Diame was allowed both time and space to shoot home from just outside the penalty area.

The crowd became restless and if nothing had happened we’re sure there would have been louder and louder protests against manager Pardew, but then Papiss Cisse came on and scored after 73 minutes, and then the Senegal striker equalized after 87 minutes to get Newcastle a vital point.

Overall our lads played their hearts out in what must have been a very difficult atmosphere in which to play the game, and Tiote and Cisse were the big stars of the game.

But Newcastle fans very rarely criticize the players when they give 100% as they did yesterday, and the lads deserve credit for not giving up and pressing forward when at 2-0 it looked a lost cause.

The demonstrations against Pardew will continue at Stoke a week on Monday – but what we want to see is an even more spirited performance from the lads and maybe more goals from Papiss Cisse.

But it’s also clear Alan Pardew is not out of the woods yet by a long chalk, and we have to win one of our next two games – we are at Stoke and then at Swansea – two fixtures we lost last season.

It may also be time for the anonymous group who are organizing the demonstrations against the manager to come out and say who they are, since this may go on for a few games yet.

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19 comments so far

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Tsunki –

    What next do you think for SackPardew? A bad result vs Stoke or even Palace will rile people back up again. But the wind was well and truly taken out of the protest sails yesterday, will be very difficult to organise again I would think. It’s better suited to away crowd but obvs doesn’t make a big enough impact.

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Have you watched Hull in their previous games? I have. They play good football. Hence my remark. Should we be easily beating the likes of Hull, Crystal Palace, even Swansea and Southampton? Hell yes, but we usually aren’t.

    We are still deep deep in trouble. AP has 9 lives, he slips through in the final minute, always. My feeling is he’s on his last one. If he proves me wrong and wins the next 3 games, I – and you 🙂 will have to grin and bear it.

  • sparky55

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Amazing how four years of complete dross has lowered our expectations to such an extent we’re now happy with a draw against Hull City at home.

    Both their goals were top drawer and maybe they didn’t have that many chances…but what would you expect from Hull City playing away…they were always going to sit back and try and do us on the break…their whole season plan is to lose as few games as possible away and get as many points as possible at home…so Steve Bruce is of course going to be delighted with a 2-2 draw away from home…but for some reason we are delighted with a 2-2 draw as well… BUT WE ARE NEWCASTLE UNITED FC FFS…WE SHOULD NOT BE HAPPY WITH A 2-2 DRAW AT HOME AGAINST HULL…how low do our expectations have to fall before we’ll be happy to be relegated but not going down in 20th place.

    It’s fcuking pathetic…it’s our results against teams like Hull at home that will determine if we go up or down. We’ve now drawn against Crystal and Hull at home…we have to win these games otherwise we’re fcuked.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Tootsie from Penywell,
    I was at the game yesterday and the fans put points and the team before protest unlike the Cardiff game where the result was inconsequential, before Cisse came on and scored the crowd was getting restless, if Cisse hadn’t of had an immediate impact I don’t think Mr Pardew would have had such an easy ride.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    I thought we did well yesterday, we had more of the ball, more chances, look more dangerous…they had a good opening ten minutes and that was it really.

    Both goals were out of the blue, first was a bad mistake, second was a wonder strike.

    We did very well coming back from it and the game was good to watch, hopefully having cisse back will make a big difference, the lad would have finished the chances rivi has missed so far.

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Campaigns (and revolutions) are messy things! The wrong people take initiative, renegades mess it all up, personal agendas rule, there’s a lack of focus, groupthink and oppression dominate. Conclusion: it won’t be the disjointed fans or bits of paper which will make the difference. AP will fall on his own sword through poor results. If he doesn’t, well I still win, as my team somehow, miraculously begins playing football and getting results.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7


    I wouldn’t take a draw to start with but we were proving away and they got 2 goals out of nothing really so it was good to come back from it.

    Not a good result, but a good fight back and we showed good character.

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8


    Your right there, couldn’t beleive Cisse ran over to Pardew to high five him.

    Pardew has single handed try to ruin Cisse by playing him as a right winger or up front by himself. Then Cisse halts the executioner for Pardew, ironic doesn’t cover it quite enough.

  • 70TWO

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    All I learned yesterday is that Hull are not as good as Southampton.

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10

    That’s all I was trying to say as well…

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    It’ll be stoke which is the big one for Pardew, if he loses that it puts us in the mire against teams around us.

  • cestriasteve

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12


    Newcastle united don’t have any quality that’s the reason we are in the shite mate. I think we will be in shite the whole season, reason we have no quality players and are poorly coached.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #13


    Exactly. I don’t want him as our manager, I mainly don’t want the owner but pardew is easier to go.

    But if we do ok I will give credit, we weren’t fantastic but much better than last week.

  • dannitoon

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Let’s see how we are sitting after the next 7…5 of which are away games.. If we don’t win any of them I think he will go…

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Then Swansea away as well is another big one. If he gets 3 points from those 2 games he’s safe as I think we’ll beat Leicester at home. However if he draws them both or loses one and draws then Leicester at home could be another tense one for him as it will be a must win.
    After that it’s Spurs who will beat us, so really if he doesn’t get 6 points in the next 3 games I think he’ll be gone by the end of October. I think we’ll beat Leicester at home but if we lose or draw the rest it won’t be good enough.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Sunday supplement on sky are talking about pardew and Newcastle, some very fair and balanced views, get on sky sports 1 now or google Sunday supplement podcast later today/tomorrow.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    I just wish we didn’t always leave it to the last 15-20 mins or being a goal or 2 down to have a concerted sustained period of attacking play.

    If we took it to teams from the off we wouldn’t be where we are.

    Attacking play breeds confidence, containing and shutting up shop has the completely opposite effect.

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #18

    The thing about this team (unlike say Southampton), you don’t know what to expect. Ever.

    Actually, we’ve come to expect dross 😉

  • Rake

    Sep 21, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #19

    I was only able to watch the first 45 imnutes. One thing I have noticed recently is Gouffran appearing in the center of the pitch picking the ball up fairly deep.

    I know Sissoko and Cabella do the same thing but Gouffran is a striker he should be getting in the area and letting more creative players create the chances.


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