Player Who Can Be Absolutely Breathtaking – Our Man of the Match


It was interesting that Alan Pardew talked about Gabby Obertan during his press conference on Thursday and even after that, and it was Gabby who got a great goal yesterday, his third at Newcastle and his first in two years for the club, and the goal gave us our first league win of the season – and it was a massive relief to most fans when that final whistle was blown.

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Gabby Obertan – after scoring winner yesterday

It was a great day for Gabby, who has struggled at Newcastle over the last three years, but maybe with renewed confidence in his own ability,  and now knowing the Newcastle fans want him to succeed – that augers well for the future.

There’s no doubt this player has some great ability, as he proved yesterday, especially with the winning goal.

And Ayoze Perez looked very promising when he came on in the second half, and the Spaniard brilliantly set up Papiss Cisse after 85 minutes and Papiss should really have headed home from the opportunity – Ayoze is second in our poll and already has 9 appearances for Newcastle.

And third in the voting is Steven Taylor who had a solid game again at the back, after he came in for the injured Mike Williamson, and the Geordie lad can be pleased with his performance yesterday.

Papiss Cisse is next in line in the voting, but the Senegal man missed a couple of good chances yesterday, but we know with Papiss that he can score at any time but his miss in the second half after rounding the goalkeeper was just a terrible miss – better luck at Tottenham next Sunday for Papiss?

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What’s been pleasing since the Southampton debacle,  has been the willingness of our players to work hard and for each other, and they played quite well yesterday in what was a very difficult game for them – but they also had over 51,000 fans solidly behind them.

It was a great win and a decent enough performance from the lads yesterday – but some tough games now lie ahead.

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3 comments so far

  • Slank

    Oct 19, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #1

    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.

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  • jasper

    Oct 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    I was there as well. Go with essentially everything that Slank says.
    I would add that when we had the ball in our back line we never looked like we would manage to work in forwards. All our attacks were breakaways, once Leicester got everyone behind the ball we looked clueless and as a rule resorted to an optimistic pump towards Cisse to no effect.
    Still little in the way of triangles and effective give and go. Contrast to Leicester where two of them made idiots of Gouffan and Dummett with a very simple interchange.
    Anita started well but faded. Colbeck nowhere to be seen.
    Usual problem that there was no one in advanced midfield, between the lines. The place that Cabaye (eventually) occupied.
    Sissoko’s poor touch continues to amaze for a French international.

    All in all Leicester came for 0-0, could have got it, and paid price for conservatism.

    Pretty dire game. Usual funereal atmosphere.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Oct 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I believe the only problem we have is the confidece of the players? Plus a Trainer who does,nt have the Balls to pick a Winning Team! Mbiwa should never have been loaned out to AS Roma and i still do not believe that HBA is at Hull because of Pardews stupid arrogance and stupidity!

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