Criticism Of This Youngster Is Not Fair – Pardew


Paul Dummett has come in for some criticism this season from Newcastle fans, which is a little bit of a surprise given he’s a local lad and always gives 100% for the side.

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Paul Dummett – after scoring the winner last Wednesday night at Palace

In Alan Pardew’s press conference this morning the Londoner looked cool, calm and collected – as they say – and you would never have thought his job as Newcastle manager was in so much danger – but it certainly is if things don’t improve quickly, in terms of the results on the field.

Pardew was asked by one of the journalists late in the press conference about Paul Dummett, who had come in for such criticism this season from some fans.

This is what Alan said:

“I think he has come in for criticism that is not fair if I’m honest. He’s a young boy who’s learning his trade in a difficult position.”

“The goal the other night just defines what he’s about – he’s wholehearted, he gives everything for the shirt, he loves the club and he’s getting better.”

“That’s what young players do – they have games where they are not always great, but as long as they are on that upward curve – which he is.”

“He has nudged ahead of Sadio (Massadio Haidara) at the moment and he’ll be looking to keep that because Sadio is a good player, and he’s breathing down his neck – so that’s good competition.”

It looks like both Paul and Massadio will get some decent playing time between them at left back for at least for the next couple of months, because Italian International Davide Santon will not return to training until the end of November, and almost half the season will be gone by the time Davide is fit again to play again for the team.

It looks like both Paul and Massadio are improving, the more games they get to play, and you cannot ask much more than that of the two youngsters.

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8 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #1

    I actually quite like Dummett and also feel he would be a great centre half as opposed to a left back as he does not have great pace but he has all the attributes to be a solid premier league centre back which is what we need

    In saying that when he has Sammy ahead of him he has looked really good having someone pacy and direct with a left foot seems to work as Gouffran and Cabella cut inside which does not seem to work for him as much because he does not have great pace

    Would be interesting to play a 352 with him as the left sided centre half Colo as Sweeper and another defender should have been Mbiwa !!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Watching ManU game, Nolan never offside, Rooney defo straight red and the them begging for the hammers lad to get the same is bollocks ’cause it was a trip not a boot to the balls…

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think criticism has been made of Dummett at all, he’s just a good hard working player but average in the end. Typical that Pardew rates him over Haidara. I think he’s going for fan appeasement, choosing the local lad.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Graveyard shift.

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  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #5

    I personally would like to see Dummett at CB with Taylor, Drop Colo and Willo, they cant do any worse! we must concede an average of 3 a game! If we are going to have below par defenders at least let them play for the shirt! And to think Colo wanted Ben Arfa out for walking straight back in, when Colo is in Pards words, ‘An automatic starter’ and ‘ In a different league to any other player on the pitch” it makes my bloody piss boil, Benny was 10x the player Colo is/ever was, One good season makes him as good a player as Pardews one goo season makes him a good manager! Get rid!

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Bertrands a crazy looking guy, looked like he was about to have a cry in that interview then.

    Charlie Austin goal was a corker as well eh.. On a sixpence my son, on a sixpence

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Dummett as a CB with Taylor?

    That’s possibly the scariest thing I’ve ever read

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  • lesh

    Sep 28, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #8

    And again, another player, a young one at that, singled out for criticism by the supposed beet fans in the world!

    Best fans in the world? Best demoralisers in the world!

    And they wonder why not many youngsters come through?

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