It Was A Great Day – Our Back Four Were Terrific

Alan Pardew managed to get another win yesterday at home to Liverpool and it was a close game – but it was our lads who upped the pace in the last 20 minutes as went for the win and after Ayoze Perez scored an opportunist goal to give us the lead – Liverpool didn’t have too many chances to equalize as Newcastle raised their game and deservedly finished up with all 3 points.

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Ayoze Perez scored to put Newcastle ahead

A buoyant Alan Pardew was full of praise for his players after our fourth win in a row:

“It was a great day for us. Liverpool are always a big target for this club and we have had some big games against them.¨

“This was not an enthralling encounter, but it was interesting. Brendan Rodgers surprised me with his formation and that unsettled us as first.¨

“We struggled to have a foothold, but we have such pace in the team and we can defend deep. The back four were terrific.”

The back four were terrific, and it’s good to see Steven Taylor returning to something like his best form – and the last time he showed this kind of form was in the season we finished 5th top two years ago

Janmaat is improving all the time, and he had a good game yesterday, and Colo is the obvious leader of the pack at the back.

Paul Dummett had another excellent game yesterday,  and the very talented Raheem Sterling didn’t get much of a look-in, and Paul never let the Englishman past him much at all yesterday.

In fact the Geordie lad has had two of his best games ever in the last couple of games, and he is now looking like he can become a top player for his home town club.

Things are starting to look up at Newcastle, and that’s great – especially after we looked so hopeless in the first six league games of the season.

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5 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Nov 2, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Dummett was excellent yesterday! Coloccini and taylor seem to have more understanding that colo n willo although i think central defense is where we need 2 new players! janmaat not quite adapted yet but think he’ll be a good player!
    Impressed with abeid! Thought hes been terrible when seen him before but last two games hes been excellent

  • magscar

    Nov 2, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Mag 52

    Last thread. I read the Henry Winter piece and although he is not normally a Ncle fan it was interesting. Not simply about how poor ‘Pool were.

    On the Pardew debate being touched on again – for the sake of clarity there are not simply 2 sides. There are many like myself who accept the manager we have because we have him. I see his faults and have been apoplectic at times this year but he is gradually having a turn around even if history tell us it won’t last.

    My gut feeling without trawling through the sequence of results in his reign is that he has often been most wanting when losing key player(s) to injury and/or sale without replacement. I remain absolutely certain that there are loads of upgrades out there but none that are in Ashley’s mind or current grasp. Things have moved on from a month ago and talk of Pardew’s failings/improvements is once again a little redundant as he isn’t going anywhere soon.

    On the ‘Pool issue didn’t anyone feel a Rodgers had a little bit of Pardewism’s about his post-mortems and loss of 80% of last seasons goals! Didn’t mention purchase of Balotelli, Llanna etc. All managers when side is struggling sound pathetic at times.

  • LocalZero

    Nov 2, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Janmaat still worries me a bit. He spent a lot of time backing off at spurs until the attacker was in our box. And as for THAT ‘tackle’ yesterday it wouldn’t have been so funny (and it was really funny…) if he’d been sent off.
    As just posted on previous thread though, Perez seems to add a lot of movement to the team. Much more than Cisse is doing at this point in time. Think he and Cabella seem to work really well together and Sissoko behind committing defenders and creating the spaces for their runs with Colback passing into them. It worked magic at Spurs and at the end of yesterday’s game.

  • goommy

    Nov 2, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #4

    All player was terrific. Hope we can win more 4 games in a row 😀

  • Brutooon

    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #5

    The reason is simple – getting rid of our league 20 defender (mike williamson) to the bench !


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