Pardew Buys Time With Third  Succesive Win – We Needed Belief


Alan Pardew is too savvy to know the pressure is off him, even with three successive wins in 11 days, but certainly Newcastle have played much better in these last three games and we went head to head last night with Manchester City on their home turf  in the Capital One Cup, and came away with a fantastic win.

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Young Newcastle fans last night celebrate victory

Newcastle now have a tough game at White Hart Lane to reach the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, and we must stand a reasonably decent chance of being able to do that.

A proud Alan Pardew had this to say after the game, and he talked about being under pressure on Tyneside:

“The last time I was in a quarter-final was against Benfica. We narrowly lost that.” “We will try to make sure we win this win.”

“We just needed belief. The victories have given us that.” “That is the question we have asked.” “We believed we could win and it was shown at the finish.”

“It is a difficult question (has pressure been relieved) because I am in a position where some managers do not get time.” “Some of the managers in the Championship, the decisions have been a disgrace.”

“Maybe Sam Allardyce and I have more experience and have been given more time. We believe in what we do, but young players will take time to settle.”

“We have been terrific in the last 10 days and I couldn’t ask for more.”

Now Newcastle need to get back to earth for what is going to be a very difficult game in the early kick-off game on Saturday,  and we suppose Alan will give his press conference today for that game.

But players like Tim Krul, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Ayoze Perez, Remy Cabella and Yoan Gouffran played no  part last night, and will be fresh for the Liverpool game.

We don’t know if Cheick Tiote. Mike Williamson or Papiss Cisse will be fit – but probably not.

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148 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Think I’d play Abied ahed of Anita and possibly replace Gouffs wirh Arrons – Anita has been anonymous this season and whilst Gouff does a lot of running around he hasn’t been offering a threat going forward at all.

    Players must be full of confidence for Saturday so should be a good game and one we can win – it was only a couple of weeks ago I thought we would lose the spurs , city and liverpool games and now it looks like we will get a 1/4 final and 6 points.
    Nice to see Obertan doing a Perchino and turning it around

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  • Whumpie

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    No doubt that oth the ayers Nd manager have done well for the past three matches – but the run previous to that was so bad for so long that it’ll be a while before I start expecting to win. Against anyone.
    I still don’t get how the same group of people.can e so crap for so long and then do what they did last night.
    Still – ironically it makes it even sweeter when we do win. Still buzzed over last night; it had everything.

    Now for the bindippers…

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    I wouldn’t say Newcastle have played much better over the 3 games, Leicester was a scrappy tough fough battle and the first half at Spurs was terrible – not sure what was said at halftime but whatever it was it worked – we were great in the 2nd half at Spuds and were Fantastic last night
    Happy days and if we can carry this on we should avoid relegation and at least get to semis

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  • WestOzMag

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Look at that the kids love it. Great win, savour the moment. Pardew did well. Surprised me bigtime. Hopefully the same result against Liverpool

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  • Whumpie

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Agree on Goofs and Anita. Need sammy in there from the off on Sat.
    i was a little disappointed with Arma last night; thought he’d cause them more problems. But I’d still putbim in the number 10 spot.

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  • mag92

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle United played it sweet, everyone behind the ball pressing them and a chant of New Toon Rising shut the Mancs right up!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    is der any problem with the blog??? everytime i click on the blog it goes hea

    404 not found

    http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/undefined

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  • Rainrix

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    I’d drop gouff as well, unfortunately he’s a victim of his own work ethic, he’s been reduced to nothing but a 2nd full back recently.

    Lucky we have 3 wingers now who’ve all put in good performances this season, having lacked true wingers for the longest time. I’d drop sissoko back into centre midfield (He was storming there against spurs) and play sammy obertan on the wings. Ease aarons back in, personally wouldn’t risk him getting injured again when obertan and sammy are doing fine jobs.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    whumpie

    I didn’t think Armstrong did to bad considering he was up against 2 international defenders that prob cost 50 million quid he aint the biggest and I thought all considered he did ok
    I would like to see him behind a striker him and perez could be a future pair

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  • Klatoon

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    see the difference natural width does to a team? a leftie on the left and vice versa and voila, excellent balance plus reliable outlets. this is where HBA handicapped us and goofy still does

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Gutted I never got to see the game last night, looks like we played some good stuff. Saw some comments from that joker Dulcerina last night about the fans being at fault for our shit performances while Pardew has been here, that quite frankly beggars belief, he questions people’s loyalty as fans while trying to retell us we don’t deserve any better than Pardew and mid table.

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  • WestOzMag

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Rolando has to start on sat. Anybody agree? Would love him to show sterling up!

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  • Fostino

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #13

    team for the pool

    krul

    janmaat taylor colo dummett

    obertan tiote sissoko colback rolando

    cisse

    with perez…sammy and 1 other to come on (haidira or riverie depending on result)

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  • Magpie Myles

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    We played a great high pressing game yesterday in the first half which was great to see.
    Players worked there socks off yesterday, it was youngsters witha point to prove and they did a damn good job!!!

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  • nut meg

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail
    A link that will show you the full game. Go to video archive for Wednesday to get it.
    http://livetv.sx/en/

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  • Fostino

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    or cabella to come on..i think he’d be suited to the pool

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #17

    got to say well done to all the lads playing last night, I thought they were fantastic from start to finish.

    for me it only the 2nd match under pardew where I have been entertained from start to finish, the other being 4-3 man u.

    for me it just goes to show how totally incompetent p45 really is though, he picked a team thinking they would get beat, the lads that did play showed more ability than some of pardew regular stalwarts / purples, but these purples will get straight back in the team.

    2 player really stood out last night for me, taylor and Abeid, ,, Abeid would be in my first team right now both games I have seen him in this season he has been our best player,
    Dummett, Elliot Obertan, also had great 90 mins

    RRRROOLLANNNDOOO he is going to be a star, great 45 mins, but Sammy put in a great 45 also

    Sissoko out shone YAYA, playing in the position he should, he is not a winger or DMC

    I hope the FA take a look at the tackle on Sammy by Sanga, no need for that

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  • WestOzMag

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Is cisse fit for sat. Who gets dropped from last nights game?

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  • mag92

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Dummett may have found his natural position as centre half. That’s Newcastle United reserves, Bayern Munich and Barcelona the only 3 teams to beat Man City at home 2-0 in the last two years.

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  • martoon

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Fantastic result last night – I’m still in second heaven. However this is Newcastle and I’m a little worried we will be over confident for Liverpool on Saturday and not turn up. This will be the test if Pardew is a good manager if he can get the players in the right state of mind to play Liverpool.

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  • martoon

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    catchy 17 – Fully agree with you about that tackle it was a disgrace – in fact Man City are a pretty dirty team it was the same when we played them at home first match of the season.

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  • mag92

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Abied should definitely play while Tiote is out as he’s strong in the tackles good passer of the ball, him and Colback were taking Toure apart.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    MAG92

    for me it should be Abeid and tiote or Collback, Abeid is better than both those 2 as he is a more compete player, tackles and passes great, Tiote can tackle, but sometimes struggles to pass the ball 5 yards but also is very rash in tackles he does not need to make, Collback, I think he is struggling because he hasn’t got the right partner

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  • geordielad880

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

    apparently r.martinz was at the match watching r.aarons, he was in the crowd, and they dont play either newcastle or city soon, well that what my everton mate says anyway, and it would not surprise me at all

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #25

    catchy in norway // Oct 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    for me it just goes to show how totally incompetent p45 really is though, he picked a team thinking they would get beat – Now that quite frankly beggars belief

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Pretty simple for me. I want Pardew to put out the same team against Liverpool. (Even Elliot)

    How could you drop anybody that beat a strong starting 11 Man City side at the Etihad.

    No tinkering required.

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  • geordielad880

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle side to play liverpool:-

    ————————Krul

    Janmaat——Collocini—-dummett—–haidara

    —————sissoko———colback
    ————————-abeid
    obertan———————————–sammy
    ————————riviere

    Only got sammy on the left as aarons has just come back from injury, would play aarons for 30-40 mins

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #28

    Pardew Buys Time With Third Succesive Win – We Needed Belief
    If Pardew doesn’t replaced Sissoko with Obertan he have been sacked for sure.Without this change belief is something unimportant.Parde-you believe what you want but changes made the impact.And as I said now Newcastle is fixed and different team.It doesn’t matter formations etc.What matters is playing players on their positions and clearly decide which players are worth to play in starting 11.Now if you ask any Newcastle fan for NEW players nobody will care about that after last couple of games.If someone is a winger play him winger.Sissoko is great player but if he plays winger we deserve to be relegated.Parde now knows very well about that.29.10 2014-have a nice day.

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  • mag92

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #29

    Pardews got cup fever after that result he’s starting to believe.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #30

    Jeff from Benwell

    make us laugh

    please tell us pardew picked 4 full backs and a 17 year old up front alone to go to City and think he could win.

    pretty much all of cities team are first teamers , silva went off to be replace by nasri

    50million for their CB pair

    man you R A tool

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  • Magpie Myles

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #31

    Jeff

    I don’t think pardew sent the team out to get beat, i think he went out and said prove a point, play without fear and get some experience. Give the bloke a break.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #32

    Jail for Ashley // Saw some comments from that joker Dulcerina last night about the fans being at fault for our shit performances …..Not all fans….. just those like you and Catchy

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #33

    I am not sure I am willing to give Pardew credit for the performance last night btw.

    If that was a Premier League game, and he picked that side which heralded a similar result. I would be calling him a genius.

    The fact this side was picked because Pardew didn’t think he would win, and wanted to give some players a run out, gives me the impression this team was stumbled upon by luck and the current injury situation.

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  • Slank

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Fostino @ 13

    I think Tiote and Cisse may still be out for the Liverpool game.

    Sissoko has benefited enormously from Tiote’s absence and looks like a completely different player when played in central midfield.

    Cisse will be missed but Riviere is back and will benefit from having (hopefully Alan !) two wingers – Obertan and Aarons / Ameobi.

    We always look so much more balanced and threatening when we play with two wingers.

    My team against Liverpool:

    Krul
    Janmaat – Saylor – Colo – Dummitt
    Raylor – Sissoko – Colback
    Obertan – Riviere – Aarons

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  • geordielad880

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #35

    I thought mehdi abeid was outstanding, good pace, strong, good work rate, good passer, and will score goals if he plays more advanced, and to think we nearly let him go for less than 1m

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #36

    Magpie Myles // Oct 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Jeff

    I don’t think pardew sent the team out to get beat, Myles
    catchy in norway does

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  • mag92

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #37

    Pardew deserves a break he’s pulled off 3 back to back wins against decent teams and the players are definitely behind him.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #38

    If David Silva played last night thing would have been different.Season is long.We still need win with City in the PL.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #39

    Pardew did send the team out expecting to get beat. He said as much after the game.

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  • Magpie Myles

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #40

    Ah my bad Jeff.

    Catchy – get a grip man!!!

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