The Result Was Good – The Performance Was Medicore

We shouldn’t get too carried away with our performance at Swansea yesterday, which was again mediocre, but at least our players are fighting for the shirt, and that’s always a good sign, and the fans realized that and roared on the lads in those last 20 minutes.

alan pardew - before Swansea game

A confident looking Alan Pardew before the game yesterday

But we now need to see some of our players come into form, as they start to get their confidence back picking up some points, and Alan Pardew is still in deep trouble, and we must win our next game at home to Leicester City and we hope to see a sold-out St. James’ Park for that game.

Wins are what we need – not particularly draws – if we are move off the bottom of the league table.

Here’s what the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said after the game:

“I have just got to concentrate on the team and at the moment I think we were a little tight.” “I have to look at the here and now and I’m not looking too far forward.”

“However, my attention now turns to the next game. What you have to analyse when you are a manager is this.” “Are they giving you everything? They certainly did today.”

“I have also had some good messages from within the game and I am grateful for those messages.” “We need more flair and I think we are a better team than we are showing. But that will come with a win.”

And we cannot think that Swansea manager Garry Monk was too pleased as his team failed to finish off Newcastle when they had the chances to do that.

When Swansea went ahead in the game they seemed to become complacent – or even over-confident and sloppy – probably because it was so easy against an ordinary looking Newcastle side.

Here’s what Garry said after the game:

“That’s two points dropped.” “The goals we conceded were poor – there was a lack of concentration and it cost us dearly.”

“We knew Newcastle would come here fighting and they did. We just gave away possession too easily for the second goal.

The result was a good one for us, even if the performance was again mediocre – but now we need to get our first win of the season in our eighth league  game in two weeks time against Leicester City.

That would be a good time to get all three points.

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6 comments so far

  • N1CK06

    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #1

    how can another draw be a good result when Newcastle still have not won a single game his season?


    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I can’t see pardew leave NEWCASTLE anytime soon

  • Slank

    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve said yonks ago that if 4-2-3-1 never gets us a win then Pardew has to gamble and play an attacking 4-4-2 formation with two wingers and two strikers up front.

    The alernative is 4-3-3 with two wingers and a single striker. Instead of Sissoko in midfield alongside Tiote and Colback I would play Abeid. I would even contemplate a midfield of Tiote, Abeid and Cabella.

    Our strike force should always include Cisse, Obertan and Sammy/Aarons. There is no place for Gouffran.

  • brklyngeordie

    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Agree and think its painfully obvious that we need 2 strikers on at all times in any formation…. And as for Goofy sort of agree that there is no place for Goofy in squad cause Pardew asks him to play somewhere that is not a strong point which is wide player which he is incapable must either be 3rd striker behind Cisse and Riv ot battling Riv for Cisse partnership…. Wingers should be depending on form Cabella Obertan Aarons and Ameobi only… Backline is achilles heel right now imo due to which might br slowest CB partnership in Prem going Taylor must be given a chance and for some reason thinking if Santon ever gets back would it cross Pards mind to see if he is capable of playing CB cause his speed and control could rrally be massive upgrade in that dept.. Anyhow only hope Pards nind is scramblin as much as many of the fans cause it funall took him long enough to give team a shake


    Oct 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    MOTM for me was Krul !

    It was pretty obvious that if we had two up front yesterday we may have come away with all three points ?

    Ans so the Suffering continues !

  • toonincheek

    Oct 5, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6

    I am starting to think that Tiote and Colback are too similar as players to play together.
    Either one can bomb around, hassling and chasing, but both together doesn’t seem to work.

    Much the same as a midfield general will dictate play, but play two of them and their roles become muddied and neither play well.
    Think Lampard and Gerrard.


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