Pundits Give Plaudits To Brilliant Newcastle


Robbie Savage, Gary Lineker and Michael Owen seemed to be in awe of the  Newcastle United fighting performance at the Etihad Stadium tonight, and it was a terrific 2-0 win for the Magpies.

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Gary Linekar – the best I’ve seen Newcastle play in yonks

Robbie Savage had criticized Alan Pardew some weeks ago when he said that Alan Pardew looked a broken man after the 1-0 loss away to Stoke City.

But this is what Robbie said tonight, and he points out he said Alan still has the dressing room – interesting selective memory Robbie has:

“Newcastle were brilliant tonight!” “I got hammered on here a few weeks ago when I suggested that Alan Pardew still had the dressing room. I’m listening?”

Gary Lineker thought his performance was the bets he has seen the Magpies play in yonks – translated – a very long time:

“That is the best I’ve seen Newcastle play in yonks – amazing what a couple of wins can do.¨ “Newcastle’s Sissoko is the best Sissoko in the business. He is a hell of a player.”

And former Newcastle striker Michael Owen – who seems to be making a name for himself as a sensible pundit had this to say:

“Sissoko is a proper player. And I’m delighted for Ryan Taylor. I can’t begin to explain the hard work and pain he has gone through.”

Ryan is currently leading our Man of the Match poll and it was an amazing performance form the Liverpudlian tonight – Alan Pardew though he was simply brilliant tonight.

Things are continuing to look up for Newcastle but we must beat Liverpool on Saturday to make it four wins in a row.

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117 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    First post since the match finished and even watched the highlights to make sure I wasn’t dreaming!

    I’ll give credit to all the players and even a bit to Pardew, good tactics and had the players ready and in the right mood.

    No negatives or critisim from me for today’s performance however I will say why don’t we perform with that sort of effort and pride in the shirt more often, if they team tried like that every game I’d never moan.

    That out the way a brilliant performance on the pitch and I can’t beleive I’m saying this but Pardews got a few hard decisions to make on Saturday, Sammy for Rolando was a spot on call Sissoko looked a player. Can’t fault anyone today not even the manager.

    Last of all I’d like to congratulate the toon fan who had £20 on 2-0 Aaron’s 1st goal, £20,020 not a bad result lad enjoy.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #2

    We’ve got no excuse now, if we can beat the champions then we have got the squad really to match anybody, it’s all about confidence, and we proved that tonight.

    i just want Aarons to sign a very very long contract, he’s going to be our very own sterling.

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  • optimistic prime

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Welsh

    The only sterling that will be mentioned with Aaron’s is the sterling Ashley sells him for 😉

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  • optimistic prime

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s on a five year anyways, I beleive he has 3left

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  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #5

    if there isn’t a new deal on the table for aarons in the next few weeks then ashley will show how bad a fuskin owner he is!

    because i’m sure i heard he only got a 1 year deal last time!

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  • expatmag

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Mag92

    Chelsea and Norwich have won at the Etihad as well as Wigan and Man Utd in cup games.

    Stoke beat them 1-0 in the league a month ago.

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  • nufc 11

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Forgive me for getting carried away players will pat themselves on the back for the rest of the season for this one if recent history is anything to go by living on their laurels thats why they hobble from crisis to crisis under ap sorry for being down hearted but to many false dawns have happened during my time to every get carried away again.

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  • Dulcinera

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Optimus

    Maybe the reason we don’t play like that all the time is because the players sense the overwhelming negativity and frustration of the fans.

    It is now evident that this group of players thrive on confidence the fans show after a win….. a win at spurs no doubt influenced this great win tonight. Maybe if the fans would support their team like these last 2 games and not make them feel like we want their manager gone all the time we could have many more nights like this.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m very confident we can beat Liverpool Saturday.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Wow parallel universe is better than tbe normal one. Everything that hqs been wrong about us lately all went right tonight. Started with ketsys dream team. Pardews tactics spot on. Obertan should have had two. I have no words. Sure I will wake up for work to find we were stuffed 5-0.

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  • geordie157

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Was great hearing the fans singing obertans name, his confidence is high.

    Many positives from the game, dummett looked composed at centre back, abeid showed he can compete with likes of toure, Aarons impresses again, Armstrong worked his socks off and needs more game time, Sammy again looked decent, plus much better from haidara and Janmaat. The fringe players and kids are good enough but we have to play that high energy style, when we don’t press teams the whole performance ends up being flat.

    Still can’t believe Raylor played the whole game, can see what it meant to him and the players.

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  • expatmag

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #12

    OP

    I read earlier today that Aarons signed his first professional contract with us in April thus year. No idea the length of the contract though.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #13

    welsh

    sammys deal runs out end of the season they should get him sorted first

    given the performances of some of these so called fringe players compared to those in our main 11 I would like to see a bit more rotation cant see how goofy unless played upfront can even get on the bench with the form of others
    really hope pards has a bit more faith in some of these players

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Man city couldn’t cope with our attack tonight, so much pace going forward, we will get chances against liverpools defence.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Dulcinera – rubbish, the fans have always supported the team. Thats the tripe that gets thrown about by the Pro – Pardew brigade.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #16

    dul don’t be silly the away fans that turn up every other week don’t count even tho they show true support

    i said a couple of weeks ago did you here that home roar when we scored and then the equaliser and then how we scored wat should’ve been the winner!

    wat a force we actually have if we use it to our advantage!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Again it’s all about confidence and I’m glad some of our fringe players are going to give pardew an headache.

    Sammy
    Abeid
    Obertan

    Have i missed anyone.

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  • Dulcinera

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki

    You don’t think booing a manager everytime he stands up from the dugout till he sits down, calls for his sacking. Holds banners and signs up with his face on it calling for his sacking isnt relayed to the players? you don’t think they have internet access and read all this garbage on sites like this?

    Another silly comment

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  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #19

    tsunki go on then show us all the support of this blog then!? good luck btw! 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Would everyone agree that we’ve got strength in depth, I mean look at the team we put out tonight against the champions and then look at we had on the bench tonight plus players that were missing.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #21

    or tsunki post every post that says the words that “st james’s is like a library”

    i know the team obviously has the power to change that but i certainly don’t think we help ourselves

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Dulcinera – no I don`t. At all. They are professional footballers, they see managers come and go. And I think they are intelligent enough to understand that while the fans may (rightly) consider the manager and his record worthy of dismissal, the fans always support the team. Thinking your post through before making suxch a basic mistake would help your credibilty no end.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #23

    tsunki

    i dont believe there is a pro pardew brigade just people who dont take a simplistic view that all the problems at the club are down to pardew

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  • expatmag

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Welsh

    That us a difficult question. We have a certain amount of depth, probably to stave off relegation but not enough to challenge the top 6.

    Tonights performance was very encouraging but it will mean nothing if we lose the next 2 games.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #25

    well at least i know how to shut up tuffty lol
    so anyone who wants to know its just mention the word crow!!!!! 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Manxpie – I might answer you if you made sense, sorry dont understand any of that last post.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #27

    wolf well said and absolutely right!

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Wolfshead – nice try but the Pro Pardew brigade exist even if just in the form of wind ups. Not all nufc problems are Pardews making of course. But beware of thinking we have turned a corner just yet. Enjoy it while it lasts I say.

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Didn’t think Aarons was that great to be honest. Obertan played much better.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #30

    I cant get a bit of peace round here can I? 😀

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #31

    welsh

    the squad depth is ok but were still light up front

    at the back I would like to see dummett play there again

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  • manxpie

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #32

    tsunki….

    “rubbish, the fans have always supported the team. Thats the tripe that gets thrown about by the Pro – Pardew brigade.”

    tsunki post every post that says the words that “st james’s is like a library”?

    my question is especially on here where is the support?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #33

    Pardew should drill tonight’s show into the players every time we play, if I was him i would just say look lads if you can win away to man city then you can win any where in the prem, just watching sky sports news just showed a nice clip of all the players in a group hug.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #34

    Well Im off before another ` We told you its ok` blast from the Dead Cat Bounce club.

    🙂

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #35

    I think You’re being attacked Skunki, I may join in.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Yessssssssssss!!!

    Loved it! What a game!

    On quality in depth, Mid-table, always mi-table under the constraints of Ashley and injuries! 3 quality experienced Pro’s needed for anything else and the need to keep what we have also!

    Which we know will never happen! Sell to buy always.

    But enjoy these games and results all the same! Absolute quality!

    Howay the lads!

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Night you negative sod

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Absolutely brilliant performance from the lads! I’m chuffed, still can’t believe we actually beat Man City in their own back yard and with our kids! They had a near full strength team out and we had our reserves and still won 2-0.

    It’s a funny old game football 😀

    3 wins in a row!
    Happy Days! 🙂

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #39

    About time we play the youngsters in a big game and properly press the big teams

    Well done Pardew all I want is a team that looks to attack and give the big teams a game will accept defeat if we go down fighting

    Very happy Toon fan tonight

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #40

    Manxpie – Ill stay long enough to entertain your question – the teamhas always been supported on here. Apart from the natural inclination to single out lack of commitment or ability onf certain players, the issue here has predominantly been one of Pardews` tactics (or lack of) hampering the team, in fact its support and concern for the state of nufc that has driven the call for getting rid of him.

    The simplistic view is actually the one being proposed by you and dulcinera – that wanting to replace an inadequate manager somehow translates into withdrawing support for our team. Think it through.

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