Pardew – Disciplined Performance – Youngsters Have Been Massive

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew played Ayoze Perez today in favor of the much more experienced Papiss Cisse, and it paid off when the 21 year-old Spaniard scored just before half-time with an incredible back-heel from a perfect cross from Daryl Janmaat.

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Fabricio Coloccini after scoring with header in 62nd minute

And after 62 minutes it was Daryl again who put in another perfect cross, and Coloccini scored our second goal with a bullet header to win the game – the fifth win in a  row  for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew was clear that the youngsters – players like Dummett, Abeid, Perez, Ameobi and Aarons – have been key to our amazing turnaround over the last five games.

This is what a delighted Newcastle manager told BBC Sport after the game:

“It was a very disciplined, strong performance which was highlighted by an outstanding goal from Ayoze Perez,”

“You need special moments like that in the Premier League. We were a bit frustrated that we had not played as well as we could offensively in the first half, but the team is well-balanced. We have good width in the team and our system is proving difficult for the opposition.¨

“That type of goal, you usually take the pace off the cross and guide it in but he [Perez] actually added pace to it. He struggled with the physicality of  West Brom centre-backs Joleon Lescott and Craig Dawson today, but he’ll get better as we go on.¨

“Our young players in particular have been massive for us. We’ve lost key players to injury and the youngsters have been superb. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Ayoze will only get better as he bulks up a little and gets used to the physicality the Premier league, but he hasn’t done too bad so far. 😀

And Newcastle can now push on this season from this five game resurgence, and it seems Alan Pardew is willing to play the youngsters, who have been in good form of late.

We thought Mehdi Abeid had another excellent game in central midfield today – what a player this lad looks now after his loan spell in Greece last season.

The youngsters have helped turn around the season for the Magpies in amazing fashion – that’s for sure.

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113 comments so far


    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #1

    i expect 12 pts from nxt 4 if we play like

  • lesh

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost from earlier thread

    OurToon, Norcal.

    I wasn’t suggesting for a minute that Pochettino’s not a good coach – he is as he demonstrated at Southampton.

    Yes, Spurs fans are getting at Levy who’s spent a lot of money on players. In saying that, he’s sold a few and made lots of money on them.

    My suggestion that they may come for Pardew was very tongue in cheek but it just shows that throwing a lot of money into players doesn’t guarantee results. All credit to Pardew for turning things around and working to a tight budget with good players being sold for no other reason than profit.

    Pardew’s no great manager but no matter what his critics say, the lads’ve pulled off five wins to take us to seventh.

    Now, Ashley must build on that with sensible investment in quality players – to strengthen our squad without unsettling the current one.

    There’s no denying, Pardew’s pulled us out of the relegation zone but it’s early days yet.

    In any event, there’s every reason for celebration in the dressing room and it’d be nice to think that Ashley’ll build on recent results.

  • cyprus

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Many decent performances, won’t single out anyone here although I did vote for one of those emerging ones 😉

  • toonking

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #4

    jam i think your getting too far ahead of youself their.

    our next 4 fixtures include another two teams who are in great shape at the minute.

    i think we should be looking to get 7 points out of a possible 12

    QPR (H) win
    west ham (A) draw
    burnley (A) win
    Chelsea (H) lucky to get a draw

    i would say myself we have better chance of getting 12 points in the 4 league games following our cup tie

    scums (H) win
    united (A) draw loss or win
    everton (H) win
    burnley (H) win

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #5

    toonarmydownsouth // Nov 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Thump/JFA from previous

    Fully fully agree, 100%
    At the time the protests and angst were fully justified based on our woeful form since just before January
    Full credit to the club for turning a corner cannot fault them, but that doesn’t mean the fans are fickle or disloyal, absurd claim

    In Dummett, tbf i think he’s been decent both at CB and LB this season
    89 Norcal
    Eh? Abeids praise is unwarranted?
    Behave the lad has been fantastic, he’s come in and slotted in seamlessly with performance after performance
    In fact all the youngsters that have come in have

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #6

    ‘In Ashley we trust’
    What a completely absurd statement, if anyone involved with the club is going to derail our recent upturn it would be him, on course for a top six finish??? Let’s sell, Sissoko, Krul and Tiote

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Perez was not picked over cisse by Pardew. Pardew’s arm was twisted as cisse wasn’t fit enough 2 start. It wasn’t a smart decision by Pardew. It was more like nobody else 2 play in that position

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail for Ashley, from last post. That was me being sarcastic. But other than Tioté I don’t see anyone going.

  • toonking

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9


    if pardew continues to do as good as he is currently doing then i might be thinking myself he isn’t as bad as some people make him out to be
    he’ll never be viewed as a great great manager, but i am thinking he could be looked up as a an above average manager.

    The troubles with recent seasons has been that pardew himself hasn’t be helped by the owner, the last time he did get good help from the owner, we had went on to finish 5th place.

    So was that just a one off or was it the fact we waited for winter in europa league season and didn’t have any activity in either window last season, well we will not know unless ashley himself shows the respect allowing pardew to keep the arrons and bring ni maybe 1 CB and 1 winger.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10

    If Tiote really wants to go in January and we can get crazy money for him sell him but I honestly cant see anyone paying Cabaye money for him because apart from tackling he is not that great on the ball so cant see how a possession based team would want him for 16 million ??

    We should not offer him a new contract either because he is always bloody injured and then plays for Ivory Coast same with Cisse he should not go away with Senegal because he is struggling but I bet he plays 2 full games and comes back crocked!

  • toonking

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11


    still pardew is starting to leave players on the bench mate.

    take gouffran for instance, he should have been in the starting 11 but this pardew we see has kept him out the team on the bench.

    another player for you is willo who having returned from injury was himself left on the bench and instead allowing dummett to get a chance at CB and hadaira as FB.

    these were both players that would have certainly not been on the bench if this were the old pardew

  • Oleg G

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #12

    It is like some people here are new to supporting Newcastle United.

    we had a great run. But whoever is already expecting, not hoping, not wishing, but EXPECTING!!! us to get 12 points from the next 4 games is nothing but a fool.
    Maybe we will get that, but it won’t happen as something of – yeah, that’s how it is suppose to be. It will be a huge huge huge huge huge surprise.

    We should really be humble right now and enjoy what we get after a very poor start of the season. 6-8 points from the next 4 games is what we should be expecting. 12 points? We should dream about that but nothing more.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Wish we had looked to sign Sigurdsson as Cabaye’s replacement quality player

  • hibbit

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #14

    a good all round performance with lots of effort cant ask for much more

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Phew, glad you cleared that one up,I think Tiote leaving is nailed on, we won’t see a replacement as he is not getting a game through injury anyway, I just wish there was a game plan for our future that we all were aware of.

  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #16

    I’d just prefer if we all stuck to the the next game is the most important mantra. Pardew has reverted to that and it’s working, he seems to be more balanced and grounded in interviews recently too. That’s how we approached every game in the 5th season, never overlooked the next one, all our concentration and energy on it, see where you are at the end.

  • swemag

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Sissoko is our new leader. He plays different than Cabaye but fills the role of leader pulling the team with him and driving it forward.

    If a bid came in in January for him we would have exactly the same situation as last year and we would probably look at similar recovery period. I would argue we have just recovered from the loss of Cabaye.

    It would be heartbreaking.

  • swemag

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #18

    …and in continuation, Mr. Ashley, you want to cash in, cash in on Tiote. Sissoko has to stay or this team will fall a part.

  • manxpie

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    brilliant away win and thats 5 on the trot!

    against leicester, spurs, liverfool, man city and west brom!!!!!

    mouriniho will be shaking in his boots about the unbeaten record lol!

    colback must run a marathon in games all over the pitch high up or putting in great tackles at the back and i have to say adds more to us than tiote

    jaanmat was brilliant forwards and back

    and dummet showed AGAIN wat a good defender he is (where’s the people calling him “championship standard” now!)

    all in all a great shape to the team that defends well plus has an attacking threat whoever comes in is credit to the manager and players especially the youngsters

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Catchy’s pet lip
    Yeah one game at a time
    With Goofy Tiote Cisse and Willo nearing/returning to fitness there’s always that gut wrenching fear of reverting back…

  • toonking

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21


    perhaps these are the fans craig bellemy was talking about when he said earlier some think we bigger than liverpool or big team in general.

    expecting us to get 12 points from the next 4 games means we expect a victory against the most likely league winners. That is too far, so wht do we expect him to say.

    all i can think myself is this is a season where lots of the mid table or big teams have had a bad start.

    well like yourself i’m just enjoying things now that we’ve turned the corner and i’ll just take it one game at a time.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m hoping Mashley learns from his mistake last time. Realise he can sell on tioti for good money and it won’t effect the team in any way. Sell sissoko and the team will be lost.
    This is looking a good system with sissoko playing deeper box to box, only question I have is where will siem de jong fit in the team

  • hibbit

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #23

    i think most long term supporters of nufc are happy when the team put the effort in and try to play to win not this playing not to get beat which seemed to be the plan not to long ago

  • dazzler

    Nov 9, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Centre backs next season lascalles and dummett???

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #25

    swemag // Cabaye wanted out last year I think (hope) Sissoko wants to stay

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #26

    When people were talking about 12 points from 4 games being realistic it was including this one mate then getting points from QPR WHU and Burnley and that run of fixtures being a bigger test of where we are than the unexpected results against Spurs Citeh and Liverpool

  • manxpie

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #27

    jail is it not allowed to give credit to pardew then?
    is that banished on here?

    he in the most difficult circumstances ever seen at this level has managed to keep the dressing room and turned it round unbelievably and thats with the absolute kunt of an owner we’ve got so the people who don’t give him credit are the ones who need to look at themselves!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #28


  • jimmysmith

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Hopefully we can keep Tiote and with him the likes of Sissoko and Krul for the sake of harmony with the fans, his core users, and the development of the side and the club. Ok, we’re financially stable now, we have a promising and well balanced squad, we need to keep our best players and have assets on the pitch as well as in bricks and mortar.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Don’t want to speak for JFA here but i would love for you to point out exactly where the f**k he has said that…

  • toonking

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31


    when i’m saying it’s going over the top i’m talking about post number 1.

    “i expect 12 points from the NEXT 4 games”

    that is therefore including chelsea as WBA has now gone

  • manxpie

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #32

    of topic there’s no wonder bellamy winds people up i wanna punch him now the only thing he’s missing is a cat on his lap to stroke!!

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Does anybody else think this system wer playing is alot more similar to the season pardew got us to finished 5th.
    433 with hba cisse and ba

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Lol ya canny take that lad seriously! Anyway he may have a point, Chelski hate playing us

  • Bambams

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #35

    I thiught Abeid and Sissoko did well today. Not so much on the ball but they smothered the West Brom midfield and never let them settle.

    if Sammy could only stay focused for a full game and not just give in when a move does not work, he would be 40% more effective. He does the hard part brilliantly but then just does not realise the ball could still be near…..So frustrating.

    Never saw this run coming two weeks ago.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Our recent form makes me wonder how much better we would have done with a top quality striker and a fit De Jong .

  • manxpie

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #37


    Some people just can’t let it lie,brilliant win today two points off CL and people still bring the Pardew thing up, look, the protests and dissent were justified, his record was atrocious, hopefully this run will continue.

    i havent seen anyone bring up the pardew “thing” except say wat a good job he has done before that comment tbf i haven’t read all posts but it seems he makes a very big point of pointing out everything but pardew for the change of results!

    point me to the posts he was referring to?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Met Ruud Gullit a while back, asked about De Jong, a player I’ve personally be very excited about signing since being linked with him, was a bit taken back by his “meh” response, doesn’t seem to think he’s all that and has reservations about him in the PL

    Having said that i still can’t really stand Gullit after his stint here and reserve the right to blissfully reject any opinion he has!

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Beginning of season we were all sayin we need a central defender and a striker. Dummet has covered so well in defence. We only play one central striker, we have cisse and now perez growing into that position. Then we have siem de jong coming back. I think were covered quite well. So much so it’s last season’s automatic starters like gouffy and willo warming the bench

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #40

    That doesn’t say you can’t credit Pardew, in fact he went on to do so, and yes read the posts there were a few “fickle fans” and “where are the Pardew out brigade” now posts

    Sadly this is the exact same as last time, seemingly you can’t just enjoy a win without an wrangled in “told you so”, which simply doesn’t add up


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