This Player Can Be Absolutely Breathtaking For Newcastle

Alan Pardew talked fondly on Thursday about Gabby Obertan, whose career looked over at Newcastle at the end of last season, but the 25 year-old has stuck in during training and kept his head down, and the former French U21 International (11 caps) has managed to get himself a starting place in the side, after playing very well for Newcastle on the right wing this season – so far.

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Gabby Obertan in action at Swansea

And on Thursday in his press conference, Alan Pardew revealed he was a confidence player, meaning that when his confidence is high he plays very well, but when he lacks it – he can often look hopeless.

So we are hoping today the Newcastle fans will give Gabby every support, because at the moment this lad can set up the chances for players like Papiss Cisse.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about Gabby:

“Gabby’s a player that on the training ground you would pick every day,” “It’s about transferring that to a match day, and when he does – like he has done recently – then he is a real force.”

“We need to keep that self-belief in him.” “He’s getting older now – he is getting to that point where he has to deliver week in and week out.”

“So for Gabby, it is a big period for him.” “Obertan has had some games, at home in particular, where it’s not gone well for him,”

“But when it does go well for him, he can make us look a different side. We’re hoping he’s reached an age when he can deliver.”

“I don’t think anyone would question his ability – sometimes he can be absolutely breathtaking – but he needs to reproduce it on match days.”

There’s no doubt that Obertan has all the skills, and it would not surprise us if he again plays very well today, and certainly he set up Papiss Cisse’s first goal at Swansea in brilliant style, and he can really motor down that right wing, and when he’s in form can beat his man.

We need as many Newcastle players as possible today on form and ready for the fight at St. James’ Park, and if that happens we could even get a win.

And just a reminder – that’s when we score more goals than the opposition.


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13 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    We desperately need a win, three points are essential , a scappy win will keep the wearer of silly glasses in a job, what a thoroughly miserable experience right now being a fan of Newcastle disjointed.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    An explanation of why we need a new thread every five minutes would be good !

  • mecannylad

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Passion is when people admire you for being involved in what you clearly enjoy
    Obsession is when you can become negatively consumed in your enjoyment and become over-involved at the expense of other things
    There’ll be an awful lot of obsessed folk reading this today !

  • firebug666

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4

    I would love us to win today but I just don’t think we will.

    Formation is only part of the problem, we just do not press the opposition, never seem to fight them for the ball back, to many long passes to nobody in particular, over it corners and set plays, slow to react in attack and defence, poor passing and movement, ball watching, fear of challenging.

    There is a lot that needs to be put right with this team, the players are good enough, but the inept manager is not. He has no attacking philosophy in him and therefore simply cannot coach it, he is imo the worst manager in the world and his stats prove that.

    For all these reasons I think we will get beat today.

    Hope I’m wrong, because hope is all that is left.

  • firebug666

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #5

    * over hit

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Crazy ain’t it but not confident about getting three points today.

    Moyes manager by next Sunday’s game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    The players know they are using us as a stepping stone, how can they have pride in the shirt knowing they will be sold at the best offer, Tiote who should be a leader of the team was very nearly shipped out in the summer, we should be making players like feel the most important at the club not telling you’re off if they come back with another 2M.

  • Whumpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #8

    I do think we’ll win this one – but it’s hard to get excited about that given the situation and opposition.
    I hope Gabby does well again. That cross for Cisse was exactly what we’ve been needing for a few seasons. A firing Gabby on the right plus Aarons on the left, SDJ or Arma in the middle behind Cisse…. thsts really not a bad line-up.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Leicester are playing without fear nor expectation and have beaten bigger and better teams than us and certainly have had no fear playing away from home
    The pressure will fully be on our lads, they know full well a loss will have the toon army baying for blood, rightly so!

    Also this question that keeps popping up, can Pardew get the first win and save his job…..why should the result determine his fate? Surely any manager at any club with his record this year would be long gone so why should a win against a newly promoted team have any bearing on his employment whilst we languish at the bottom of the table?
    It’s a joke tbh

    The fact that in 7 short fixtures we have gone from listening to Pardew talk about seeing the likes of Cabella and Rivière breakthrough and settle and have a huge impact to now suddenly talking about Obertan, a player who has improved but hadn’t been part if the team for nearly 2 years, as a player who can come in and turn our season around, just shows how pathetically desperate we as a club have become

    Sadly can’t see Ashley making a change now. He’s missed his window

  • firebug666

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail for Ashley

    Add to that the inept one telling players they are no good and need to step up etc etc. Mbiwa, HBA, and now Cabella, use as excuses to save his own skin.

    What exactly is in a players head when he steps out onto the pitch. You don’t get 11 players all having a poor game or off day every week, not unless something in training and pre match team talk and set up is very wrong. Most of our team are full internationals, and look totally different players for their countries, conclusion the inept one is totally wrong.

  • hibbit

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    whumpie the back 4 are still the biggest problem the 2 cb are so slow in body and mind a fast nippy forward has a yard on them every time

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Nigel Pearson “I’ve had times when it has not been easy for the staff or players. I understand what it is like, it is never easy when it gets personal.”

    I think it is the personal nature of the attacks on Pardew that sticks in the craw of genuine supporters. Some of the posters on here remind me of that stupid woman who topped herself after giving the McCanns such a hard time on Twitter. There is an air of sly cowardice about it.You just know that overweight balding Jail for Ashley would not have the cojones to say anything face to face with Pardew.

  • chuck

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Jeff from Benwell

    I find it hard to believe you still have faith in a manager, who’s career is a continual series of failures resulting in being fired from most jobs he’s had.

    Face it what other clubs would continue to employ him.

    This is the guy who got rid of three of our best players, HBA, Yanga M’Biwa and Marveaux, not to mention leaving Tevez and Mascherano on the bench in favor of Mullins, before being fired by W/Ham.

    His tactical understanding is limited, attempting to use different lineups that don’t work, face it the guy relies on excuses and placing blame on various players.
    A not so bright manager, but a successful bullshitter, backed by an owner who in the words of KK, “knows less than nothing about the game”.
    Who else would give his clown an unprecedented eight year deal, which even The Great One cant get.
    Wise up FFS.


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