This Lad’s A Great Individual Talent


Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez will just get better from now on, after the 21 year-old made his first start in the Premier league yesterday at Tottenham, and scored the winning goal after 58 minutes with a great header.

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Ayoze Perez – after scoring the winner

That’s what Alan Pardew thinks, after the 21-year-old signing from Spanish Second Division club Tenerife, who has now appeared 10 times for Newcastle this season, scored the winner yesterday.

And it seems Alan Pardew is a big fan of the talented youngster.

After the game yesterday this is what the Newcastle manager had to say about Ayoze:

“He is a really great individual talent.” “He hasn’t quite got the strength and power that you associate with the Premier League, but that will come to him.”

“He’s worked really, really hard. We’re so pleased with him. The players love him so they were really made up that he scored the winner.”

“He goes to Spain to an awards ceremony, and hopefully he might pick up an award or two there.”

That last line is a reference that Perez traveled to Spain from London after the match, to attend the Liga Fútbol Profesionals (LFP) Awards dinner, and Ayoze has been nominated for a couple of awards.

Maybe when he’s over there, the Spanish U21 International can talk to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi about the goal he scored for us yesterday. 😀

Perez looks like a great player in the making,  and he’s certainly got the temperament and confidence needed to become an excellent player on Tyneside.

He could start again at Manchester City on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup.

What did you think?

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96 comments so far

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 27, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #1

    This lad impresses me a lot when i see him. I think we are on to a decent gem here. Looked isolated at times today but there’s something about him when he has the ball, It’s a pity he’s sorrounded by duds

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #2

    If he plays him in the Cup on Wed. He’ll get injured and be out for the league games which is where we need him.
    Cup game plus the international travel he’ll be wrecked by Saturday

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Dulc

    Isolated is what happens when we play one up front. Look how much more lively he was when Cabella came on and gave the defenders someone else to focus on.

    That could be our new strike force. Maybe they’ll settle each other and start firing. At least till DeJong gets back

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  • RAM

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #4

    I know I might sound silly, but I think I see the the same flare of Suarez in Ayoze. The best thing about Ayoze is that he tries a lot like Suarez, he tries to win balls, win matches, and never gives up. I trust he’d be even a better striker than Cisse. May be it’s too early to comment, but it’s my hunch.

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  • Dulcinera

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #5

    He did look better when cabella came on, but that’s what we were missing the whole game, a player like cabella, who is one of our best. He should have started

    Lot’s of good teams play 1 up front and they don’t look isolated, it’s just that this team we have right now are incapable of supporting any kind of striker, they can barely string 5 passes together!

    I’d like to see us play 2 up front, just for once, this 1 striker is not for us, it just doesnt work

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Spot on about the passes but right from my first days of Foxtel back when P45 took over the passing has been an issue. That’s why I think the play the long balls.
    I don’t think that comes from the coaches the players do it cos they know they can’t pass for shyt

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  • Dulcinera

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Agreed Pal

    I’d happily take a win against city on wednesday playing the same awfull way we did 2day tho…. heh

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #8

    The Purist would shoot you for that mate. Lol

    don’t you know DulcWe should be playing aggressive entertaining football whilst winning both League and FA cups and challenging for the title. 🙂

    Right now if the opposition’s bus breaks down and we get three points I wont be knocking em back. And truth be told, none of this lot would either.

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  • Thump

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #9

    I have to say, he has impressed me. Seems to be better on little cameos than starting games (let’s be honest, he was all but anonymous before his goal). Here’s an idea though: Ayoze and Riviere leading the line. Ayoze’s pace and trickery might play into Rivvy into a nice poacher role.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Personally I’m not too fussed about the cup. I know I’ll be dodging bullets for that but the more comps we in the more opportunity for our lads to be tired or injured and we risk the drop.
    Look how bad it was that year we got into Europe.

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  • Thump

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #11

    @Dulcinera: I think Pardew is playing mind games with Cabs II. Drop him for a few games, let him stew, bring him back. He certainly brought a lot more today than I’ve seen in any other game he played for us.

    There was one thing he did that made me smile in the second half. He had possession on the left flank, lost out to Dyer, then Sammy nicked it. The second Cabs saw Sammy running towards Dyer, he made a run; that’s what we were missing. Something we all take for granted until we’re missing it.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Rivvy idea could have legs Thump.

    The point is we need more than 1 up front. Perez was marked out of that first half. Was Gold that when he did score it was a header and both defenders either side of him. Not sure he’ll be a real Arial threat though consistently though

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  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 27, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Sissoko is an animal when he is playing well. He was our only player who was good for most of the game. Love how he attempted to carry the team in the first half.

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  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 27, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #14

    Thump

    Not so sure on the idea of having Riviere in the poacher role with some of the shots he has had. He tends to rush because he gets excited, bless.

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  • Thump

    Oct 27, 2014 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #15

    @NUFCJackW: I think it would be more of an aid to build his confidence rather than ‘relegating’ (for desperate want of a better word!) him to that role. Best way to calm him down is to let him knock a few in I reckon.

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  • expatmag

    Oct 27, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Looking at squad strength, there are certainly lots of available places for new signings in the next 2 windows and I would imagine replacements will come in.

    We have Lascelles and Dawson coming in next summer to replace Williamson and Krul/Elliott.

    Ben Arfa is gone

    Mbiwa is gone

    Jonas will be out of contract

    Ferguson will be released

    Marveaux will probably be gone too.

    I doubt we will keep Ferrerya unless he shows a great deal soon.

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  • Reyantoon

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #17

    Anyone heard disgusting match commentators peter Drury and his pal alongside him,I think it was danny Murphy,comments about Perez and our situation in the first half?
    They said Perez is clap and he is no way premiereship standard player.Newcastle are relegation candidates..

    what a clown and disgraced commentators. He is 20yr old kid you morons and just makes his EPL debut.we were a little 2nd best in first HF doesn’t mean we don’t know what we’re doing …you knobbers,blubbers,sluts,bastards shits….
    why don’t u realize before you speak u garbages..
    Give your heads a shake!!
    you both shouldn’t sit in comment box from now on..

    wonderful performance Lads/pards!
    you all deserved more than applause..
    keep it up!!

    HWTL

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Hi Reyantoon Mate

    You forget to take your Turret’s medication again.

    Spot on about the commentary but they did switch it round second half. Had no choice but to go Spud bashing then did they. What are commentators but players that never made it. Most anyway

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  • Reyantoon

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #19

    *Their pathetic comments should not be taken lightly,I bet u,they shouldn’t be match commentators
    (peter Drury and Danny Murphy),-> both clowns!!

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  • Reyantoon

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #20

    canny…mate,commentators hammerd us yesterday,
    I was hugely fumed!! they indeed are clowns..

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  • Reyantoon

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Looks like ur prayers are working dude!!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    Comment #22

    At least they wouldn’t have left the ground hungry after eating all their words second half!!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Yeah, Damn should of asked for the lottery win 🙂
    worth staying up for mate but thank god Liverpool’s on a Saturday. Not sure my boss would put up with being as vacant as I have been today on a regular basis

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  • expatmag

    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #24

    I am actually watching a replay of the game at the moment (30 minutes in) and to be perfectly honest, there is not a lot wrong with what the commentators were saying. In fact, on the first half display, they were spot on.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #25

    Opinion Appreciated Expat

    But it’s a case of the Truth hurts and even though it may be justified that doesn’t make it any easier to hear.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Also
    I think Reyan felt the lad was being unduly picked on seeing as its his debut. All good he silences the critics later on as you will see.

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  • expatmag

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    Comment #27

    Canny

    I am half way through the second half now and it is a totally different performance. Makes you wonder why they cant do this from the start.

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  • Santon03

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #28

    Great win, good brave decision by pardew.
    Sissoko amazing as defensive midfield, he chased every ball.
    Perez great debut as starter, he worked really hard, still need more strength, the kid didn’t give up even when he got bullied, a winning goal is perfect reward for his tenacity.
    Sammy and Cabella, amazing subtitute, amazing 7 seconds goal by Sammy. Cabella has changed, he worked so hard yesterday, he chased every ball, he even won air duel against Verthongen.
    Back 4 was solid, Saylor is much better now. They work hard for each other.

    I still don’t know what is Anita’s best position or role. The best probably as WB or winger, he can’t hold midfield as defensive or central midfield.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #29

    Preaching to the choir mate.

    That’s what makes us the most frustrating team in the PL to support. We know how well they can play, they just don’t.
    Is it a fitness thing? They can’t keep that tempo for 90mins.

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  • Santon03

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #30

    If Sammy has good stamina, he will be a great player.
    His style is similar to Pogba. Tall, strong, good technique, good pace.

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  • expatmag

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #31

    Canny

    Definitely not a fitness thing but more regarding the defensive tactics initially adopted by the manager.

    For a change, he grabbed the bull by the horns and made attacking decisions early. In my opinion, he had little choice bbut to do so because we were abysmal in the first half

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    Comment #32

    So where has this placed the Pardew out contingent?

    Are we giving him props for this? I think the players deserve the bigger share.

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  • Danufc9

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #33

    and during the first half the commentator was saying how he isnt anywhere near premier league quality, bet he was smacking his own head for such a judgemental comment…..

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  • Santon03

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    Comment #34

    Canny

    I don’t like pardew but he did a great job yesterday, he did what we have been asking for. Should we insult him even when he did the right thing?
    That’s just stupid blind hate.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Expat.

    Do you think this will stick format wise then. Would be nice to seeing us come out of the gates first half like we did. Get on the front font for once instead of the usual chasing from 1 or 2 nil down but then that’s the only thing that seems to kick them into gear.

    Not the best strategy and my nerves couldn’t take it every game. Lol

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #36

    Spot on Santon.

    But then there is plentiful supplies of blind hate flying around for the man. It’s built up to such a point that I’m not sure he’d win some people round even if he got us into top 6

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  • Santon03

    Oct 27, 2014 at 4:56 AM

    Comment #37

    first half tactic is understandable, away to spurs we tried to absorb the pressure and hit them with counter attacks. the difference from previous games is pardew made changes at half time, more aggressive changes. I was hoping raylor going to play instead haidara.
    Hopefully we don’t see anita as DM next game, I prefer Abeid or Sissoko.

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  • Santon03

    Oct 27, 2014 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #38

    Canny

    I don’t really care about what other people wants, all I want is NUFC playing great football and winning games. In the past, pardew made that impossible to achieve but last game he did well, actually last 45 minutes.

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  • Santon03

    Oct 27, 2014 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #39

    They will never be happy unless they own the club or become club manager and run the club their way.
    the problem is each want their own versions, that will be like at least 10000 versions.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 27, 2014 at 5:08 AM

    Comment #40

    Shaker Shakrah // Oct 25, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    guys come on seriously
    Spurs have won against Southampton at WHL 1-0
    we are not better than Southampton
    I can only see one thing
    and it’s 4-0 unfortunately

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