Obertan – I’m Still At A Great Club And Working Hard


25-year-old Gabby Obertan scored the only goal of the game this afternoon at St, James’ Park against visitors Leicester City, and it was his first goal for Newcastle for over two years, and he will never score a more vital goal for the club he’s been at for over three years now.

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Gabby Obertan – after scoring the winner this afternoon

Gabby has made a remarkable comeback into the Newcastle team this season, and he has played very well in the first team, and today was no exception.

This is what the Frenchman told BBC Newcastle after the game today:

“I’m turning things around,” “It gets to you, especially when it’s the first time it really happens and you feel left out.¨ “I’m still at a great club, I’m still working hard and I’m still trying to make a name for myself.”

“You start doubting but then you take a minute to breathe and realise it could be a lot worse.¨ “I’m still at a great club, I’m still working hard and I’m still trying to make a name for myself.”

“If people doubt you, that’s their problem,” “As long as you believe you can do it, and you know what you did and you can do it again, it will go your way at some point if you work hard.”

That was Gabby’s 59th appearance for Newcastle and his third goal for the club in the just over three years he’s been at the club.

Alan Pardew had talked about Gabby being a confidence player in his Thursday press conference, and sometimes he loses his confidence and his performances suffer, but he was on song today..

And Gabby,  through fighting his way back into the first team this season, deserves his time in the headlines – which he’ll no doubt get in tomorrow’s papers – he deserves it.

And it was just what the doctor ordered for Newcastle today – our first win of the season in the Premier League – and on a day when Sunderland were torn apart 8-0 at Southampton,  and are now just one point ahead of us.

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62 comments so far

  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #1

    *Quivers*

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Happy with the result but we are still in the bottom three and have some really hard fixtures coming up .

    As for the game it was same old same old Pardew dross and we should have been 1 down at half time . Yes we won, but it as against a newly promoted team at home and I still think relegation is a real possibility .

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #3

    manxpie // Oct 18, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    laurent so sacking a part of the main problem is only prolonging the main problem ffs especially with his record which shows everyone including you which you seem to forget for some reason!!

    but again carry on lad ffs see ya next year with you and i saying the same thing lol

    there should be a sackashley campaign not a sack the manager

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Rydych chi mor ddwl fel brws gwallt welshie.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Must be nice to have a quality manager like Koeman .

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #6

    working hard ?? very loose statement

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Manx, again, I was at the T4C march protesting against both of them and some of the smaller gatherings too. Where were you?

    This is the prat who you’re going easy on…

    Premier League Games Lost for all managers to have lasted as long as Pardew #nufc http://t.co/VmHGo2nWMI

    @mikeashleylies

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #8

    On a day Sunderland were torn a new rectum orifice 8-0 at Southampton and are now just one point ahead of us.

    Some of the closet mackems who post on here might fcuk off now

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #9

    and you say “fear of who MAY come in” is ridiculous
    well the facts are there fella name me 1 manager that he has employed who was in work? in 7 years!!??

    and then name the coaching team they brought with them?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Now that we’ve got the 3 points that Pardew promised Ashley for this season all taken care of what is the next big objective for the club? Underrug heating for Pardew’s toupe? Starting games on time after having 2 weeks to prepare? Who knows what excitement awaits us lads?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m excited by the prospect of an outstand season now. I’m just not sure which one it will be?

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #12

    laurent so i should spend hundreds of pounds because i dont live in newcastle or england behave like!

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  • cestriasteve

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #13

    I can’t understand why pardew subbed Anita, Colbeck was all over the place, Anita was sweeping up for him. What was Gouffran doing? Surely he not Anita should have come off.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #14

    its you that cant see the wood for the tree’s and the famous quote of einstein that gets mentioned on here all the time lol

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Manx, have a look down that list I just posted and see how bad Pardew is.

    Why bother defending him? You’re just showing yourself up.

    Jeff from Deludewell, the same Poyet who has beaten Pardew for lower league Brighton and for good measure, using the worst team in the Premier League at the time, Sunderland.

    Abysmal.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #16

    or are you more of a fan?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #17

    8Jeff from Benwell // Oct 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    i think there’s a few mackem supporters on here.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Big Pappa Cissé OUT YERSEL YOU MACKEM SCUMBAG

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Laurent Robert 32 YOU AS WELL YOU TOSSER

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #20

    I can’t see the wood from the trees?

    http://t.co/VmHGo2nWMI

    I want Pardew out and Ashley out, so I may as well be a dendrologist.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Tootsie,
    Why don’t you fcul off and take your nasty dysfunctional personality elsewhere.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #22

    laurent still no answer to any of my questions about ashley?

    go on ya know its right put all your effort behind getting the embarressment that is our owner out and a new manager will follow

    look at today ffs the delay was instantly pardew bashing!

    not ashley bashing which is where it should have been

    so have you come up with a ashley appointed manager yet?
    i was closer with ron atkinson earlier than you were with de boer!!

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  • Fostino

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #23

    is colback good enough to be in our starting 11…i fear he is a pardew favourite but it is not good enough. i would love it if he was coz its tnice to have a geordie in the middle but i fear that he dosnt do enough

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  • Bambams

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #24

    PARDEWS BIGGEST BS YET…..

    “Mike loves this football club to”

    Cannot believe the man came out with that comment during his post match interview.

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t think he’s going to ever get over this one. I am permanently part of the topography of his face. Why must Newcastle win? Why must Obertan score?

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #26

    laurent

    FFS YOU GET RID OF THE MANAGER THEN ASHLEY GETS ALOT OF TIME ANOTHER SEASON MAYBE MORE MAYBE EVEN 8 YEARS!!

    but yeah you want him out! really??

    so who’s these top managers he’s employed again mate in his 7 years here?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Man pie,
    A vast majority understand the Mashers is the problem but how can you still defend Pardew and his dismall football and diabolical results.

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  • anthc

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #28

    I thought that was one of the worst football matches I’ve seen in a long time both teams were terrible. Gouffran poor, anita off the pace and colo all over the shop. Obertan took his goal well but he lost possession alot and ducked out of almost every header. He was the best of a bad bunch imo. Pleased to win but not yet convinced we will be in the top half of the table.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Manx, what don’t you understand about me wanting Ashley gone and have been to demonstrations to help?

    Have you seen that list of managers? Going from that alone, an average man off the street would be hard pushed to do worse than Pardew’s loss record, so being worried about the next manager is pointless.

    Cutting them both slack is the biggest aid for them both to stay on.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Extra hour in the pub few extra pints + better atmosphere today
    Football pretty naff – looked better when Perez came on played two up-front. My mOM was for Taylor throwing his body in the way three times after we scored.
    Obertan was probably best player – pity about our midfield all over the shop – Colback poor Goufran poor, Anita poor, Sissoko flatters to deceive, Again felt sorry for Cisse up front ploughing a lone Furrow.

    Krul – one excellent block but his kicking abyssmal, dummet did OK Colo Ok but should of scored Taylor played well but F••k of with the chest puffing, Janmaat ok.

    Never mind a win is a win

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #31

    anti,
    Can I take it that ithe was the same kind of win that saw us beat QPR a couple of times, Norwich and Palace last season, 1-0 wins that were quite possibly the worst games of football I’ve ever seen.

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  • Fostino

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #32

    charlie in the Gallowgate

    nice summary in fairness

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #33

    jail the team is playing for a manager that is under a regime that is diabolical

    and i actually want us to win wat a disgrace of a fan i must be

    where as you are a fan of wat exactly apart from paying the owner ofcourse for your trips to the stadium to who you have obviously dispised for years?

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  • Fostino

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #34

    this was a must win game and thankfully we did

    very worrying that pardew had 2 weeks to coem up with a gameplan to beat leicester and all we could do was huff it up in the air to goofy in the first half.

    realistically ashley wont sell anytime soon…pardew seems to have more lives then a cat..maybe we should hire a good coach to help out . similar to how teddy went to west ham. i think theres a severe lack of EEFECTIVE tactical planning going on. we dont seem to have a game plan or philosophy

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Fostrino
    Cheers –

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #36

    laurent yeah i’ve seen the list but i didn’t see any young and up and coming managers on that list (apart from houghton )
    and he got sacked!

    so why the hell do you think de boer would come here or ashley would employ such a manager?

    again if the sackpardew.com got that kind of publicity the getridofashley 1 would get a massive ammount

    but in sacking the manager ya giving power to the actual problem so well done!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail for Ashley // Oct 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    anti,
    Can I take it that ithe was the same kind of win that saw us beat QPR a couple of times, Norwich and Palace last season, 1-0 wins that were quite possibly the worst games of football I’ve ever seen
    So what was your opinion on your team getting a footy lesson off o fSoton

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  • mag92

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Obertan has proved the difference and Pardew owes him big time after the way he’s treat him. Roll on Spurs!

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  • calvinho

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #39

    it was a poor game. Cisse missed 2 golden chances.
    Anita was poor. He plays to ball so safe all the time. He’s more negative than David Batty & Nicky Butt together. Colback was poor. Remember he wasn’t always a starter at Sunderland, yet seems to be adored here. Gouffran was appalling. How he’s still starting is beyond me.

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  • Mag52

    Oct 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Just so long as the focus is on getting rid of Pardew, Ashley, the root cause of everything bad about our club, is getting off scot free.
    Why is the focus on Pardew ? Because he’s an easy target.

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