Players Now Showing The Necessary Passion At Newcastle

The last couple of game for Newcastle have seen our players give 100% and get two decent enough results to boot – with a draw against Hull and a good win at Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup.

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Paul Dummett – after scoring the winner on Wednesday night

It’s a big change from what happened at Southampton a few weeks back, when a number of our players didn’t seem to care less about how we did, and when we fell behind there was no reaction and it was a pitiful show from the Magpies.

But when we went behind rather unluckily against Hull City, when they scored two good goals out of the blue, no heads were seen to drop and our lads came fighting back, and the substitute Papiss Cisse – who seemed to be inspired by Jonas Gutierrez –  scored two very good goals to get us a point.

And even on Wednesday night, we again went behind, but Manu Riviere then got his first two goals of the season for us, and it looked like we would win the game 2-1.

But things are not that easy for Newcastle, and Crystal Palace equalized  in stoppage time and the game went into extra time.

And even when Mehdi Abeid was sent off, the lads continued to fight and they got their reward with eight minutes to go.

Thats when Paul Dummett scored his second goal ever for Newcastle, when he dived in to head the ball into the back of the net, after an excellent cross from the impressive Adam Armstrong.

With Alan Pardew being under so much pressure lately, the Londoner still seems to have the players behind him, and with this kind of fight and spirit there’s no reason why we cannot get a good result at Stoke on Monday night.

And the Newcastle fans will keep supporting the players just as long as they see the type of non-stop effort they have put in over the last couple of games.

That’s in spite of the ongoing protests to have Alan Pardew sacked.

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10 comments so far

  • G

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #1

    If anything this just shows how bad a manager AP is, as it highlights that it takes fan protests to even motivate the squad properly. No wonder they are all behind him, they’ve probably never had it so easy.

  • davetoon

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Please don’t tell me we have turned the corner. If in 2 weeks we have beaten Stoke and Swansea THEN you can tell me that we have turned the corner

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #3

    pardew and the happy clappers think all is good after a 2-2 at home to a poor hull team on the day and a 3-2 win after extra time against a palace 2nd string

    the hull game , passions running hi for Jonas,

    dream on happy clappers, normal service on monday

  • G

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #4

    davetoon, we have turned a corner. Only another 3 in the same direction to go as we pretty much go round in a circle same as we de every year under Ashley.


    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    our toon on previous thread . dont see how you can say sterling was far ahead in his development before he started. sterling4 goals in 23 games for u 16 17 19 england. arma 14 goals in 20 games for england u 16 17 18.

  • lesh

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #6

    catchy in norway – Try one of these little exercises: 😀

    And yes, it may be a tad early to say we’re over the bad times – all we can do is support the lads on the field and keep the protests for after the match.

    And, if there is a renewed spirit in the camp, could Ben Arfa have been a negative influence of late? Now that he’s gone etc…..

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #7

    If Pardew doesn’t put right players at right positions in starting 11 next game he’ll never do.No way.

  • Our Toon

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #8


    Sterling and Armstrong play in different positions, Sterling is a winger and Armstrong is a forward. If he hadn’t scored more goals I’d be really concerned.

    Armstrong is promising but he hasn’t had quite the affect the Aarons has had in his short time as a 1st team player. Just my opinion but its daft to compare Armstrong and Sterling….and if you are going to compare them then Sterling based on raw talent is way ahead of young Armstrong at the same stage in there careers.

  • mag92

    Sep 26, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #9

    The last thing Armstrong needs is the King playing him to death just to keep his job.


    Sep 26, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed dont know what game you were watching to say we went behind unluckily to Hull we were playing a very poor team and were two down to them before we did anything. Thats two points won against two poor teams at home where the truth is we lost four points. How can we play a formation with a lone striker, who is a stranger to the PL against teams of that quality at home.
    Yes we won on Wednesday but we were playing CP reserves and had to go to extra time to do it. Monday will be another embaresment followed by the same on Saturday and we will be propping the league up once again only a few more points behind this time and loosing touch with the rest. Pardew has to go but Ashley will not sack him as no one else will come in and kow tow to Ashley like Pardew does, as long as Ashley is in charge Pardew will remain unless he gets us relegated then he will be gone and an unknown yes Mr, Ashley man will replace him.


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