Five Geordies In Team – Newcastle Win

We’re not the first ones to note that Newcastle had five local lads starting on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park,  and the team fought like crazy, and near the end of the game against all odds, when we were down to 10 men, we still managed to win the game when Adam Armstrong brilliantly set up the equalizer for Paul Dummett – two Newcastle lads.

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Adam Armstrong – very impressive on Wednesday night

It’s always good to have local lads in the side, because they know what Newcastle United are all about, but we also have to think that our new players know what they have to do to get the support of the Newcastle fans – give 100% every single game.

The players have done that over the last two games, and not only have we got something out of each game, but the team has been supported to the end, and the Newcastle support at Crystal Palace was just phenomenal – and the team gave the traveling fans what they wanted – a good win.

And that’s when there have been organized protests by an anonymous  against the manager Alan Pardew.

We have lost the last 10 games we have played against Manchester City – who we play in the next round of the Capital One Cup – but anything can happen in football,  so let’s hope the highly paid City players are over-confident for the game at the Etihad Stadium  – you never know what might happen.

There’s news today that Adam Armstrong may even start at Stoke on Monday night, but with Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran again available for that game we think Adam will start on the bench, but he’s almost certain to play some part after he looked so good on Wednesday night.

Adam provides something we are in short supply of so far this season  – a player who can both create and score goals – and the 17 year-old looked the part at Palace.

Dummett was dangerous when he went forward, Jack Colback gave a display of going all out for the full 120 minutes of the game, Sammy Ameobi had some decent moments on the left wing, and Steven Taylor had a solid enough game in central defense alongside Coloccini.

Five Englishmen in the starting line-up is unusual for Newcastle, and all being Newcastle lads is even more unusual,  but it was a great win for the side.

It seems to us the passion of these local lads is rubbing off nicely on the new arrivals,  and we look for another fighting performance at Stoke  City on Monday night from every single Newcastle player, and if the lads can do that – who knows – we may even win the game.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far


    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m pretty sure we will lose against stoke and Swansey


    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think pardew has any tactical master plan all I can see is a 4-5-1 formation and long pass to Williamson in set pieces

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Congratulations for the team advancing in the cup but now it is time to think about imo more serious game against Stoke City.Sammy and Dummet can comfortably to be out of the first squad in this game.The other three deserved their place.

  • colwell

    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Okay then well lets hope we can play Palace reserves every week, then we can field 5 geordies all the time.
    Some people are getting far too carried away with the fact it took us 120 mins to beat a poor team. Things certainly haven’t changed, we are still bottom holding the rest of the Prem up.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 26, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m happy to admit that I wanted Sir Bobby out of the managers hot seat. All for totally different reasons to Pardew though.

    Bobby was aging, finding it increasingly difficult to handle some of the ‘characters’ in our dressing room, poor health had taken its toll, and the best thing for him would have been to move upstairs. It should have all been done in a dignified manner, after the match against Wolves – I was one of the few who stayed and applauded the lap of honour and SBR that day. A move upstairs to an ambassadorial role, and an involvement with selecting his replacement was fitting for the man. Not waiting until early next season and sacking him.

    Pardew on the other hand should go any time, and that has been the case since 14-18months ago. He has failed to act in a manner befitting his role, failed to get the best out of a collective, failed to entertain, failed to get results etc.

  • ballerfan2

    Sep 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s clear that there are are a number of “fans” that are only happy looking at the negatives. I see a team, with some exciting kids both local and foreign, playing some decent football without much luck at the moment.

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7


    Yes, the way Bobby R was handled. A dignified move upstairs would have been more appropriate, but I’m fairly sure I’d read somewhere that he’d refused the option. I’ve a feeling that that was Freddy S’s line anyway so that merits a pinch of salt!

    But, when Shepherd did sack him, was he responding to fan pressure resulting from the poor start to that season?

    Your points about Pardew have much merit but Ashley being Ashley, he’ll do things in his own time and in his own way. Can we look forward to yet another monumental cock-up? Hopefully his celebrity PR advisor, Bishop, might have some input to guide Ashley into making a sensible decision with fan reaction in mind?

    Pigs might fly though!

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8


    * Yes, the way Bobby R was handled

    = Yes, the way Bobby R’s departure was handled

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Oh gawd, another bloop!

    * Yes, the way Bobby R was handled

    = Yes, the way Bobby R’s departure was handled

    Should have read:

    * Yes, the way Bobby R was handled

    = Yes, the way Bobby R’s departure was handled was disgraceful!


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