We’ve Had A Lift – That’s Helped The Squad – Pardew


We have to admit that we’ve been very impressed with the way Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager,  has handled the stress that he must have been under over the last several weeks, and if you get a chance to see his press conference of Saturday – take a look at it – you would never believe he is under as much pressure for the game at Stoke tonight – as he undoubtedly is.

manu riviere close up scores palace

Manu Riviere – in good form at Crystal Palace

Pardew is in Stoke right now readying the players for what is the biggest game of the season tonight.

This is what Alan has said today – as  he talked about the form of Newcastle’s two strikers Manu Riviere and Papiss Cisse, who have both looked great in their last outing and each scored a brace.

¨You’re going to carry some scars as the week progresses.¨ “You can get an injury, the team doesn’t function in training or the press are giving you a hard time.¨

“So it does change your mood when you get lifts like we’ve had this week.¨ “In particular in the striking department we’ve had a lift.¨ “We’ve looked okay in the majority of games and have deserved more points than we have.¨

“But at the same time we’ve looked like we’re not going to score too many goals.¨ “The lift from the strikers has helped the squad and will settle us.”

We’d be very surprised if Papiss Cisse starts the game tonight, but he will definitely play some part, and if he’s anything like he was against Hull City last time out, he will be a dangerous threat to Stoke City.

But before he comes on maybe Manu will have scored a couple of goals for us.

😀

Here’s the team we would like Pardew to start tonight:

Krul
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Tiote Colback
Cabella Armstrong Sissoko
Riviere

And only 24% of fans think we can win this game tonight, but that’s what we think the manager is looking for.

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108 comments so far

  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #1

    this guy again typifies his purported delusion if he seriously thinks we deserve more points than we have

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  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s a bluffer Ed, he’s probably shitting his pants in private.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #3

    lmao

    ED , it’s because he has been in this position many times , practice makes perfect so they say ,
    he knows his time is up, all he is doing is saying what people want to hear,

    well what the fools want to hear , ED are you in that group ???? of course you are , you live a bit of the P45 charm

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Belfast, on second reading of my previous post I think you could well be right. Or if not, get the ball rolling on making a tune out of it and we can split the prophets 3 ways..

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #5

    prophets or profits? Either way something is getting split.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Matty

    chucky looks a player , well a finisher like cisse , looking at the video, he seems to like playing all by himself up front , that should suit pardew right down to the ground

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Left myself wide open for rebuttal there.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #8

    The problem is though matty, some fans believe the king” We wuz unlucky, yeah I’ll go with that”

    They either don’t watch the game and believe his tripe afterwards or do watch it but wear similar specs to him 😉

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Matty; we should have won at Villa and we should have closed the game out against Crystal Palace, so in that respect he is correct. The fact that we didn’t do either however cannot be ignored.

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  • Graeme

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #10

    If FCB insists on not replacing or improving the squad ie a net spend of £2-3 million over and above money raised from player sales then he can hardly blame the manager for the consequences.

    We have all known for over a year that we desperately needed improvement at CB. What did we do? Shipped out our best CB on loan for the season. Saylor should have been moved on and a good, pacey CB brought in instead.

    We only had 1 crocked striker available when the season started with 3 unproven, young, additions to try and cope – everyone has known since last Christmas that we needed reinforcement up front.

    The team looks woefully disjointed but is it any wonder – it certainly isnt all P45DUE’s fault, by any stretch of the imagination. The Illustrious Owner is even more culpable, yet again!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    He weds who he wants

    He weds who he waaaants

    Cheick Tiote, he weds who he wants 😉

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #12

    We barely defeat Palace reserves and now our morale is lifted. That’s fantastic.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Is it the end of the season yet?

    Did we get relegated?

    Who’s our new manager?

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Slightly off topic,

    Man how I would love to scoop just one Gadget show prize haul. Ive been putting money in their coffers for years so think its only fair they send me the 15k worth of electronic shit. Just if they’re reading this like.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #15

    No
    No
    Still that tit 😉

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #16

    The travelling faithful might feel that they are on the horns of a dilemma tonight.
    Are they in the mood to turn the screw on Pardew from the off; or will they give the team a fighting chance with vocal support from the referee’s first whistle?
    It’s a tough call for the Toon Army; but in truth no matter what stance they adopt it can only be a matter of time before NUFC replace their manager.
    I sense Pardew can continue to earn a stay of execution by conjuring an odd victory here and there…. as he is painfully doing at the moment.
    His first run of consecutive defeats nevertheless will be the end for him.
    …… and his record on that score suggests he’s a dead man walking….. right into the executioners chair.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #17

    AC

    It’s like a bad hangover, I’m going to try and sleep it off 😉

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  • barkel

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Enough of this 4-5-1 nonsense, it clearly doesn’t work for us. Get back to bog standard 4-4-2. I really want Pardew gone but I can’t bear the thought of another loss. I’d even give 3-5-2 another go, if the manager is insistent on packing out the middle, but it’s clear we need to have 2 up top.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Has he gone yet?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #20
  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Pardew doesn’t have anything up top, likewise his teams.

    I’m going to chip in and watch it on nowtv through the xbox one on the projector with the lads tonight, y’now, feed the machine. 🙂 it’s like paying the dentist to do a big filling in a back tooth and go easy on the anaesthetic. 😐 big pain big screen.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #22

    I fancy a win for us tonight, 3-1, not sure why mind. Maybe hope.

    I think out defence is pretty poor, even mourinho would struggle to get us keeping clean sheets, it’s very poor and slow.

    I keep saying I don’t like pardew and want him out but in fairness to tr bloke he’s asked for a big, commanding CB for 3 years and still not had one (don’t say mbiwa, the lad was piss poor and couldn’t even hold a line).

    Other than the defence I think we have a decent team, nothing amazing but enough for top 10. Ideally need another good quality goalscorer/hold up striker and a wife player but ok for 8-10. The defence lets us down massively.

    I’ve not been a fan of Pardews style but it was still bloody exciting when we did well under him, tense and close matches with loads of wonder goals. I found it good and exciting anyway.

    His problem always has been failing to adapt to difficult situations. If he hasn’t got the players for how we wants to play then he can’t change things…it’s a weakness too big to be a regularly successful prem league manager.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #23

    A wife player, sage? Should be easy to get hold of…. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #24

    We need 2 tall and strong cb’s with a bit of pace to keep up with things, either foiling breakaway attacks, or being quick to establish a line. I do wonder if that idea about colo being tried as a dm would work? Would he be any worse than Tiote?

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  • Wayayman

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #25

    REPOST:

    Lads (and lasses) can we just all PLEASE bear in mind that there are kids who read this blog (my son does, he’s 11) because they want to keep up with all of the NUFC news. PLEASE remember this when posting and keep any tasteless insults/comments and swearing out of the blog. We’re not in a pub with our mates, we’re adults and we have a responsibility.
    Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest, back with the build up for tonights match. HWTL. 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #26

    “We’ve looked okay in the majority of games and have deserved more points than we have.¨

    Sorry Alan but we have got exactly what we deserve which is next to nothing. Poor tactics, poor performances and as always poor excuses are not what we deserve bit its what you continue to serve up

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  • JackButler

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #27

    For some bizarre reason, respected AS Roma manager Rudi Garcia has played Mapou in his true position of centre-back and has been rewarded with three excellent performances.

    Roma have conceded only one goal in those last four and a half hours of league football with Mapou at the heart of the defence and indeed against Verona on Saturday, the on-loan Newcastle defender was the man of the match.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #28

    He’s a good bluffer Jeffrey

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  • Wayayman

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #29

    JackButler, yeah that Garcia fella is clearly a rank amateur. Who does he think he is, signing players and playing them in their best position? He’s got a lot to learn, I’m emailing him a link to tonights match so he can watch from the master. Look and learn, son, look and learn…

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  • JackButler

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Wayayman

    Imagine that, a manager who actually plays players in their best position and improves them?

    Kinda makes you realise how lucky we are 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #31

    TS…We needed that type of CB before M’Biwa left – to partner M’Biwa.

    I have little doubt that given a run at CB M’Biwa would have come good. We started to see it before, then he was dropped upon Colo’s return.

    Still, you are right, the personnel we have available in defense is pretty poor…although I imagine the “special one” would probably get them playing a little better 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #32

    On behalf of jeff, sorry Wayayman. But you’ll be busy cutting and pasting tonight especially when we are 2 goals adrift 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Whoa! Ibiza! Woooooooooo…..

    …the ghost of blog mas past 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Belfast I think ibiza stalks you.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Four somebody stop me
    ..

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Five. Oh dear..

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Six. There seems to be no end…

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #38

    7 there must be hundreds of you out there going ‘uuuurmm.’

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #39

    8. Runaway train now..

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #40

    9. Wheels coming off just like Alans season…

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