Hats Off To This Player Yesterday

The video screen wasn’t secured well enough yesterday and that caused a delay in the kickoff of the game against Leicester for an hour, Cheick Tiote was injured in the warm up and had to be replaced by Vurnon Anita, and the news was also coming through that Newcastle had stopped providing food for the journalists in the press room – and all that happened before the game even kicked off yesterday. 🙁

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Gabby Obertan rifling home yesterday in great style – yes!!!

So all the ingredients were there for Newcastle to be hammered if we failed to win yet again yesterday, but the lads stuck in and although it was close, we were the better side, and in the end we deserved the three points, but we also missed some easy chances during the game.

It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew was a relieved man at the final whistle – weren’t we all – and after the winner it was a rare sight for Mike Ashley to go into the dressing room after the game, and personally congratulate the players and manager after the first league win of the season.

That was a nice touch by Ashley,  and maybe he should do that more often – to show he’s just human – like the rest of us.

This is what a relieved Alan Pardew said after the game:

“‘I was so pleased Gabby got the goal and it capped a great display.” ‘He’s a player who needs to build his own self-confidence.”

“He’s been terrific for us this season. I had a feeling he could still be a great player. He’s still young but he needs to deliver.”

‘He’s a player where the environment needs to be centered on him. When we finished fifth he played a big part,  and I never forgot that. Being young, sometimes you have to wait.”

‘But right now he warrants his place in the team.”

Fans have to remember Gabby only turned 25 in February, so he is still young as Alan says, and he had the potential for Manchester United to buy him from Bordeaux when he was only 20 years old in the summer of 2009 – so there’s no doubt he has the ability – but needs to become more consistent in his performances.

But as Alan says he’s been great for us so far this season, when other players haven’t been – so he’s doing a job for Newcastle right now – a good job and our hats are off to him.

Gabby deserves the accolades he is receiving today. 😀

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9 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #2

    The ultimate troll and all round nasty piece of shite jeff from penywell claims that the blog is out of control and needs regulating by a third party, is he so ignorant to think that he wouldn’t be the first to be banned for his disgusting comments.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m now 15th in our dream team,

    something interesting to talk about

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #4

    it we could talk about Eds obsession with Oberan

    ED he scored a goal , but during the full 90 mins both him and goofy were the 2 laziest players on the pitch

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Jeff from Benwell – you previously posted about ” the baying cyber mob” and included my post quoting the Daily Mirror about SD using factories in Laos where workers were paid 1 dollar a day for a 12 hour shift.
    You stated that the Mirror had to issue a grovelling apology for this.
    The story in the Mirror reported on an investigation by the BBC programme Inside Out with Chris Jackson.
    I must have missed the grovelling apology from the Mirror (and presumably the BBC as it was their story).
    So if you don’t mind can you please supply a link or further information about this grovelling apology so I can check it out myself.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #6

    so you are slightly better than Pardew !

  • Slank

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #7


    Reyantoon @ 16

    I saw the match. We deserved the win.

    The principal observations were:

    1) The players were nervous, not surprisingly given the recent results. A lack of confidence was evident. More positive results will improve their confidence.
    2) The team never gave up. This was also true at Swansea. Teams that give up get relegated.
    3) The formation (which I wasn’t entirely sure about) should have had two strikers. Cisse is not a lone striker. Perhaps play a lone striker away from home but never at home. Cisse is still our best forward and only one.
    3) The team badly missed a left winger. It was bad luck that both Sammy and Aarons were not available. They make a huge difference to our attack.
    4) It was also bad luck losing Tiote. Anita does his best but will never be a Tiote.
    5) Obertan has changed. For the better. His recent good performances have not been flukes.
    6) Gouffran is neither one thing or another. He isn’t a winger and is never played as a striker. There must be better options when Sammy and Aarons are not available ie, Perez, Armstrong and Cabella.
    7) Perez yet again showed he has something about him. Good feet, determined and an eye for goal. Deserves more playing time.
    8) Taylor isn’t as bad as many make out.
    9) Janmaat looks, at times, like there is a sending off in him and giving away a penalty. Can’t believe he is Dutch international.
    10) Dummitt is better at defending than Haidara but not as good at attacking than Haidara.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Busy baking some humble pie for baldy – Jail for Ashley predicted a victory for Leicester while his own team got twatted 8 – 0

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    I sometimes thinking I must be watching a different game from the rest of you – Gouffran worked hard and had a decent game. I think a lot of supporters only notice the bells and whistles.


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