Can Newcastle Now Turn Things Around?


It was really great to get our first league win of the season yesterday against Leicester City, but we missed three good chances that we should  really have converted,  and it took a Gabby Obertan special after 71 minutes to get us the win, and it was a hard-fought win by our lads.

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Alan Pardew – we have to move on from this

But we don’t think anybody is getting carried away wither, and Newcastle still have a lot of work to so if we are to start climbing up the league table, and we have a couple of tough fixtures coming up – a game at Tottenham next Sunday, and a home game against Liverpool the following Saturday.

And Alan Pardew is under no illusions that everything is now fine at Newcastle:

“When you have been a manager as long as I have and experienced a team that’s not functioning, you have to work doubly hard and try to protect yourself from the pressures that are coming.¨

“I have had to take a lot of criticism and I have accepted that, you have to. But the most important thing is we can move on from this because this isn’t going to be the be all and end all for us, beating Leicester.¨

“We need to beat some top teams and we need to improve as a team. It will help us this week in our work and instil some confidence in some players who I know can be better than they are showing.”

Here are the upcoming league games we have through the end of November:

October
Sun 26	13:30	A	Tottenham			
November
Sat 01	12:45	H	Liverpool			
Sun 09	13:30	A	WBA			
Sat 22	15:00	H	QPR		
Sat 29	15:00	A	West Ham 

That game at home to QPR will be massive, but we must start picking up some points away from home too.

The win yesterday didn’t move us up the league table at all, but it did put us more in touch with the teams above us, and we are now three points out of joint 9th place, and what we need of course are wins if we are to move quickly away from the bottom of the table.

The lads have played quite well since that Southampton game, and with the high work-rate maybe we can make up for the lack of real class in the team at the moment by sheer effort and the will that our players have.

And before the end of the year we should have both Davide Santon and Ryan Taylor back from injury, and then in January Siem de Jong should be back too.

We’ve got to think that Mike Ashley and the recruitment team are lining up some reinforcements for January, and it would be a good time to bring them in, to ensure we will stay in the Premier league this season.

That’s about the limit of how far forward we are looking this season – although hopefully we can pull away from the bottom of the league table fairly soon.

What do you think?

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112 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #1

    The recruitment team will be sweating over Tiotes future,he simply must be sold, offering him a new improved offer is out of the question.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 19, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Comical.

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 19, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #3

    How many own goals has that whopper scored now? Shocking.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 19, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #4

    AC 10.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    We should be more than capable of getting a result against Liverpool if we set up the right way this one up front rubbish does not work

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  • Graeme

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Of the 5 games in Ed’s list, hopefully we can get a point or 3 against QPR – cant see us getting any against the rest unfortunately.

    If QPR play like they are against the Bin Dippers today, we could be lucky to snatch a draw!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Gooooooaaaaaalllll

    Get in there.

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Novo

    Really? That’s gotta be some sort of record lol.

    Santon

    I agree but invariably the big teams, especially Liverpool usually get all up for us.

    So regardless of how shite there playing there’s no doubting they’ll have a stomper when we play them. If we attack from the off, with neat intricate passing and a real purpose going forward instead of the usual tripe of kick n rush or long ball after passing it around our back four n midfield then we may stand a chance.

    That’s a big if though.

    QPR deserved that equaliser tbh. Liverpool have been rubbish.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Liverpool don’t deserve the three points.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Come on qpr get a late winner.

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Fcuk me! Jammy deflected goal. As much as I don’t like QPR they don’t deserve a loss.

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  • Average_Contents

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Fcuking hell I only went for a ciggy. 2-2

    Caulker! What a knobber. Jesus.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t believe Liverpool won that they are lucky very lucky.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Average

    Liverpool are jammy full stop

    Jammy gets.

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  • toon kk

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #15

    What a shame for dirty harry.
    But proves even qpr are far superior to us.

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  • Graeme

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #16

    QPR were very unlucky to lose that one – we will have to play the best game of the season to beat them on that performance.
    Hopefully P45 will have picked them up from the bashings by Spuds & Bin Dippers, otherwise it could be another 3 match losing streak to take to WHU!!!

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  • mag92

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Pardews strutting around like a peacock, because he managed a 1-0 win against Leicester, let’s see how they perform against Tottenham.

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  • mag92

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #18

    They seemed a lot better without the big cart horse Williamson and when the totally useless Anita came off.

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  • geordie157

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Qpr are crap, it’s them, Burnley and Sunderland going down.

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  • toon kk

    Oct 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry if most don’t want to hear it, but our sh.t excuse for a football team doesn’t belong in the premier league.
    MA has seen to that.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Wolfshead

    Oh dear, please stop digging holes for yourself again and again you sad, dreary, monotonous individual.

    I think you’ll find Liverpool are 5th and still playing some decent football, despite losing Suarez, Sturridge and Aggers

    Rodgers will always get time from me because he plays football. Just as Martinez, Pochetinno, Koeman, Wenger,
    Pellegrini do.

    Even Allardyce is under orders too now and look at the results. I see why you are simpatico with pardew because you’re both cautious, boring, unadventurous drones with about as much charisma as a wet lettuce.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Scary looking at those fixtures, and there are the December ones. So, my focus is 9 more victories to stay up. Moving up the table is for next year I think. Where will we get those wins?

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  • cyprus

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #23

    On this game I predict a draw.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #24

    ilovetoon

    don’t tell people to shut their trap pal. You might tell yourself enough times that the c–p you spout is right, but after 44 years watching NUFC I think I’ve seen enough to form a strong independent opinion and not be lectured to by some non entity.

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  • JamesToon

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Even though I’m happy with 3 points, if we carry on the way we’re playing we will get trounced by spurs

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  • cyprus

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #26

    AP,
    hope you are watching Routledge mate 😉

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  • cyprus

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #27

    If this was a pen, why wasn’t the more blatant Crouch incident? Why didn’t the ref just stop play and warn Shawcross?

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  • cyprus

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #28

    He had to give it the pen to balance things out.

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  • Graeme

    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Very poor refereeing for the second Pen, it was a blatant dive.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #30

    The first pen is rarely given. Is it a foul, yes, but they don’t give them. The second is a slight push with his right arm, another half (ok, quarter!) pen. About right, especially given the shirt pull on Crouch.

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  • scout

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #31

    trounced by spurs lol oh behave

    when was the last time they trounced anyone??

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s so strange that Steven Taylor and Obertan stayed in Newcastle after that type of ignoring by Pardew and now they will save him.It’s worth to wait for a chance to play for Newcastle.Nice future in this club guys.I will never forget this btw:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.101greatgoals.com%2Fblog%2Fpicture-of-the-season-contender-steven-taylor-celebrating-with-disabled-newcastle-fan%2F&ei=NOZDVKGcKYn1ONvRgfAN&usg=AFQjCNH9Ga1X-0P_kEWoHPcWzKiUTqACWQ&bvm=bv.77648437,d.ZWU

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Still can’t believe Pardew is playing one striker up front and two Dm’s .

    From now on we should play 4-4-2 :

    –Aarons——–Sissoko——–Tiote——–Obertan–

    ——————-Rivierre——-Cisse——————–

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Well done to Alan Pardew and the boys. It’s a start! Quality finish from the improving Obertan.. A shame for those hoping for a Leicester win. For the greater good my hairy arse. Howay the lads!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Sing in the corner, start? The imbecile has been here four years practically. We are in the bottom three and limped to three points with one goal of individual skill at home against a newly promoted Leicester side.

    Meanwhile a Dutch master is already imposing his ideas after less than 10 games.

    “Southampton scored 8 goals against Sunderland today. Alan Pardew’s #nufc have scored 5 against them in 7 games.”

    @pardewstats

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #36

    #nufc 2014
    home – won fewest, scored fewest, lost most, conceded most
    Away – won fewest, scored 2nd fewest, lost most, conceded most.

    @mikeashleylies
    ——-

    Keep happy clapping and lapping up the propaganda though ‘eh…

    No.

    Pardew out, Ashley out.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Swansea were poor today, rarely tested Begovic.

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  • Sliema

    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Rogerio Ceni – Sao Paolo GK – 123rd career goal today!

    How many did Shola score?

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  • JamesToon

    Oct 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #39

    3 straight losses for Klopp’s dortmund now

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Yes, there’s another element to the burden we are ladened with. Clubs are always well up for it when they play us and and by the same token, we are weighed down by hope and expectation. It’s the great stadium, fantastic atmosphere and our own unfathomable lack of success, I suppose, that leads to so many great performances by visiting clubs and disappointing results for us.

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