Former Sunderland Player So Disappointed With Newcastle Loss


It’s fairly obvious that Liverpool are not half the side they were last season, now that they are without Luis Suarez, and it doesn’t help that Daniel Sturridge has been out injured for a while.

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Luis Suarez – in action against Newcastle last season

Liverpool are struggling to score goals, after a season in which they scored a record 101 goals in the Premier League to finish runners-up – their highest ever finish in the PL – and with a massive goal difference of +51.

At the moment they are only one point better off than Newcastle with 14 points, and have scored only 13 goals in their first 10 games – and compare that with Newcastle who have scored 11 goals after we’ve had a very poor start to the season.

The lads kept their third clean sheet in four games on Saturday, and we beat Liverpool 1-0, in what was a closely contested game until the last 20 minutes, when we got on top after scoring.

And after being hammered by Real Madrid 3-0 at home a couple of weeks ago, Liverpool now face a daunting trip to face a Madrid side tomorrow night at the Bernabeu in the Champions League. 🙁

Former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson had this to say about the defeat today:

“It was very disappointing.””We came here for confidence and to get a result and we didn’t manage to do that, so we’re very disappointed.¨

“Throughout the game I thought we dominated the ball,  but we didn’t really get in behind them or create many chances.¨ “We had one or two through Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel from the corner.¨

¨But overall, we’re disappointed not to get something out of the game.¨ “I felt as though we started the game well and we quieted the crowd down, kept the ball – but the ball wasn’t the problem.¨

¨We were dominating the game through possession, but it was just getting into that final third and creating an opening.¨  “We struggled with that, so we’ll have to improve on that and kick on for the next game.”

Jordan Henderson has come on  leaps and bounds since signing from Sunderland in the summer of 2011, and after a difficult initial start on Merseyside, he has become the obvious successor to Steven Gerrard in central midfield and probably as captain too at the famous Merseyside club.

And who would have thought that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers would be under pressure this season, and he has to start getting some decent results.

Who would be a Premier League manager these days?

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129 comments so far

  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    OK Jordan Henderson was the player.I thought that this player will be enigma but he is mentioned once at the END of the text 🙂

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #2

    next

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #3

    We were dominating the game through possession, Rogers was the same at Swansea

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  • magscar

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Last thread
    If PSG want their money back can’t see him returning to Premiership. Arsenal won’t pay that money and looking at top 6-7 sides midfields is he likely to get as many games as he did with us?

    Everton might have been a prospect but they spent big on Lukaku and can’t see it in January Spurs would have to sell. Loan to us perhaps until DeJong is fully fit but where would he now fit without upsetting team shape. Way forward seems to be with Abeid, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella and wide players. Upgrade on Goufran though 🙂

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  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Sack Pardew, is now Back Pardew! Gold!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #6

    I’d be a premier league manager. even a couple of weeks would sort my bank account out. 🙂

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  • toon kk

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Mag92
    So many Newcastle fans don’t know what they want, thing is any team can go through ups and downs and the manager gets it. Pardew hasn’t suddenly changed, the team has grown in confidence (long may it last). Sad thing is we’re only a couple of losses away from the sack Pardew fireing up again.
    Injuries will be our concern this season.

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Why on earth would Cabaye come back to toon – he may not be starting every game but is getting game time in the majority of games – think he genuinely liked his time at the toon but he’s moved on – he’s playing champions league football and they have a decent chance of going quite far in that comp! Yeah come back cabs, you can swap that for mid table mediocrity ( Pards and Ashley’s goal is 10th )
    Jordan Henderson sucks , he just runs about a lot

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  • MacToon

    Nov 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #10

    GG, couple of weeks? Jeez a couple of hours would sort mine out but I’d be on Mourinho’s wage not Pardew’s ha ha

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Cnut thinks they can just turn up and beat us. F-off!

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    The under-21’s are going to be shown live on sky sports on Friday the 14th November. They play stoke at the britannia.

    Didn’t know sky televised reserve fixtures or is it a new thing? Can’t remember any this season for any team.

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Jimmysmith

    lol mate I thought that too. “we came here for confidence” implying it’d be like a warm-up win in preparation for Madrid. Mackem twat.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #14

    @Average_contents

    Loved how Abeid bullied him all game hope it worked wonders for Pools confidence hope Madrid put 4 or 5 past them and then Chelsea do them next week as well !

    West Brom will be the main test but if we get stuck into them from the start the pace we have can cause their defence problems if we get the first goal I think we will win comfortably

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  • AccyToon1

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Oh poor Mackem not doing well, what a shame. Could be worse could be up agaist Bale and co, wait a sec hahahaha

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Does any one know why Chris Smalling got a yellow card for blocking the goal kick?

    I ask because I don’t know what rule was broken and Balotelli did the same thing.

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Liverpool are a funny side bit like Southampton from a years or so ago.
    Keep the ball neat and tidy but do nothing with it, Baloteli is far to lazy in the foward role so it’s even worse.

    IMO Rodgers formation and tactics are working against him due to the players he bought I beleive don’t fit the style he wants to play. Maybe they need time 😉

    Great result at the weekend I’m still unsure how I feel about the game in general, Liverpool offered no threat and neither did we until last 30mins.
    Definitely happy with double the efforts at goal than our opo, that’s what we wanted.

    Thought Sissoko and Janmatt could have walked easily, chuffed to bits for Abeid (has Kets been on 😉 ) . Perez looks better each game, loved his closing down the ball and everybody’s in general.

    Cabella?? IMO he maybe trying to impress to much, if he played simple pass or did the basics now and again he’d be great. On sat a cpl times he could have opened pool up with a easy pass but picked wrong choice.

    Got to say feel sorry for Obertan bit of a kick in the balls to the lad, was kinda sad to see him go off. Which I’ve never said before, hope he comes back with the same attitude.

    How’s Cisse, was he injured?

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #18

    70two

    On the commentary they said un gentlemanly conduct, maybe that’s why some give it some don’t.

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  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Liverpool dominated possession yes, but only in their own half!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #20

    You all kept criticising Abeid for being a poor player. Look at him now.

    The same goes for Anita. He’s a top player and would be a good signing for someone like Man Utd or Arsenal. There’s always a players to criticise.

    At the moment, the only players that I can criticise and Williamson, Colback and Dummett.

    Obertan and Sammi Ameobi have turned the corner.

    It’s a shame that Obertan has got injured. Lets hope he’ll be ok. Obertan has been immense since pre season.

    1 top class striker, 2 midfielders and 2 centre backs should be enough in jan.

    Our strongest position and at wing back and defensive midfield.

    Abeid needs to be utilised in a more advanced role.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #21

    I reckon Abeid could get 10 goals for us this season if he plays further up field.

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  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Anita is that good he can’t make it onto the bench!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #23

    AC; there’s been a few U21 games on Sky. Villa v Arsenal was on a few weeks back. Also watched Chelsea against some team, cannot remember who.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah, but don’t forget Pardew is the manager. He dropped Tevez and Mascerano.

    Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Anita, Mbiwa, Abeid, Ferreyra and Haidara have all been pardewed.

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #25

    optimistic prime – ta

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Sack Pardew will appear soon again.

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Novo

    Thanks mate I Didn’t know that as I no longer have sky sports so don’t look at the tv guide for it.

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Kets

    I’m with you , I like Anita think he’s used wrong but I’d start him over Colback.

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  • Mag52

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Ketsbaier.

    Yes he dropped Tevez And Mascherano – saved them both from being ‘pardewed’ no doubt.

    Ffs Ketsbaier, how much farther do you intend to go back in time to make whatever lame point you are making about AP ?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Exactly. Anita is better on the ball than Colback. We play more entertaining football with Anita in the team.

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #31

    What is it with people having a go at Colback. He gives a 100% every game very rarely misses a pass and is the ideal midfield player who covers every blade of grass. The pass for the first goal against Spurs was fantastic one not many players would have made.

    Lets forget the fact he played for Sunderland and support one of our own

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  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #32

    I agree Anita is awful lightweight and generally not premier league calibre.

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Totally agree Mag 92

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  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Colback is the Ginger Pirlo and he’s a Geordie!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Mag52,
    Last season after telling everybody Cabaye would be replaced (little tinker never said when though !) Pardew proceeded to go on the worst ever run of form ever seen by an NUFC manager, he equalled the worst run of defeats ever by an NUFC manager, something he’d achieved once before, before an uninspired win over Villa put a stop to that. Not satisfied by only equalling the record he then went on to smash it with a straight six letting in 17 goals with only one scored, it took this before the crowd got on his back, now after some good results you expect all to be forgiven ?

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #36

    He is one who never hides in any game and you can see how much it means to him to play for us. As you can see I live in Sunderland and its only now the Sunderland fans are realising what they had.
    Great signing on a free.

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #37

    I have decided I’m not letting anything that goes on at the club to wind me up at the moment. I support the team through whatever and if Pardew goes then great if he stays won’t stop me from supporting the team or attending the games.

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  • mag92

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew the Renaissance Man is also the first manager to win at Manchester united for 42 years, beat Man City at their ground for 14 years!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Kets et al

    Still not sure if you are joking re Anita being better than Colback. I can’t recall Anita having a better than mediocre game ever. And he’s far too easily muscled out of possession. Colback for me does a lot of the scruffy stuff and his passing range is better.
    And I still say we should be giving Vuckic a try at some stage as he’s done nothing wrong on the rare occasions he’s got in, except get
    injured.

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Geordieinsunderland

    Wasn’t having a go just saying I prefer Anita, I’ll bet you a smiley face Colback gets sent off in the Derby though. 😉

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