Magpies Win Again – Despite Having Ten Top Players Out

It’s almost been too good to be true, and we had to pinch ourselves at the final whistle yesterday when Newcastle won the fifth league game in a row and the sixth in all competitions, and yet we still have a number of our top players out injured.

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Alan Pardew congratulates Moussa Sissoko yesterday after winning goal

The win yesterday was achieved without injured players Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Mehdi Abeid, Rolando Aarons, Davide Santon, Gabby Obertan, Siem de Jong, Many Riviere and Jonas Gutierrez.

Those are the ten first team players that Alan Pardew mentioned were missing yesterday so we suppose we can now say that Newcastle have a much stronger squad than we though we just less than eight weeks ago when we lost 1-0 at Stoke and were joint bottom of the league.

We are now in joint 4th place after going seven games unbeaten and winning the last six.

The players who have stepped up to the player and played very well when we didn’t expect it are Gabby Obertan (out injured with a thigh injury), Steven Taylor (back next Saturday?), Mehdi Abeid, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara, Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi and more recently Ryan Taylor

Ryan was our best player for the first 30 minutes yesterday,  before having to sadly go off with that uncomfortable right knee of his, and he said he got emotional only because he had to come off, and not because he thought the knee had been badly damaged again.

There was no damage found to the knee after the game – which was extra good news for Newcastle fans late last night and apparently Ryan had received many messages of encouragement from the fans – and he was thankful for that.

It’s going to be very interesting to see what Newcastle’s best team is when some of our stars are again ready to play again.

Some of our youngsters have come into the side and taken their chance with both feet this season and yesterday Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi, local lad Paul Dummett and young Frenchman Massadio Haidara all put in performances for the side  – to their credit.

Ayoze Perez keeps showing he still has a lot to learn, but he has such great skill that in the second half yesterday there were two times that he forced good saves from goalkeeper Rob Green and it was fitting he got a good ovation form the home ground yesterday when he came off.

The 21 year-old was replaced late in the game by 17 year-old Adam Armstrong – another youngster from Chapel House Estate, who is showing through this season.

It’s fair to say that the Newcastle United garden is looking extremely rosy at the moment, and it’s time for Newcastle fans to enjoy what has been a great string of results.

But it cannot last.

Can it? 😀

Howay The Lads!!

10 comments so far

  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    What this team has managed over the last 6 weeks is incredible… A complete turn around.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    i don’t see any reason why this run can’t last, yes we might lose a few in the next few weeks but as long we bounce straight back and with the squad we have got it’s still a good run, as long as we put it the effort in matches that we do lose then i don’t mind, there’s only one match this season where we didn’t perform and that was against Southampton, now that’s not bad with 12 matches gone.

  • toonbrother

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    when everyon’es fully fit, our first team should be the following going forward

  • Marmalade Cranium

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Great stuff from the lads. I don’t wish to be picky but if anyone needs to look at their performance it would be Krul. Cleans sheet is welcome but distribution was poor, held on to the ball far too long when we were seeking a lead and the time was running out and why does he need to stand halfway up the pitch in live play? The latter will result in a spectacular lob and a red face one day.

  • Dennis Twice

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Attack Toon attack attack!

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    To people like wolf and toonking, i think i have always been consistent. You go on like we never had any reason to be upset before.

    It would be pretty stupid to be unhappy now, now that things have finally been taken on board and paid massive dividends, albeit after seemingly the longest time.

  • toonbrother

    Nov 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    On dejong…..

    His creative output was also not brilliant last season, with just one assist from 19 games and a further 12 chances created, albeit from a combination of striking and midfield role

  • geordie157

    Nov 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    The pressing the players are doing has made a big difference. Wilo is now 4th choice centre back where he should be.

    We can move him and Anita on next summer. Our in Jan if the right players are signed.

    Liking the links to depay, good young pacey player with an eye for goal. I’ve seen him play a few times and like wijnaldum and narsingh I think he’d be a good signing.

    The Dutch centre back who’s name I can never spell would also be worth a look, jeffrey gouweleewou

  • OutOfToonFan

    Nov 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    How about this as a line-up
    Obertan—S de Jong—Aarons

    Not a bad line up, but amazing that only TWO of those were available yesterday.

  • K T Cat

    Nov 23, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Every win is a good win, but to me, it really looked like we missed Obertan yesterday. His pace down the side opens up chances for everyone and we seemed to struggle with that against a very poor QPR.


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