Newcastle’s Real Strength Has Come From Within


Alan Pardew has complimented West Ham and their manager Sam Allardyce on an excellent summer signing spree, and the Newcastle manager thought West Ham got the best value for thew money.

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Alan Pardew – West Ham made the best signings

On the eve of our attempt to make it seven wins in a row at Upton Park tomorrow – this is what Alan has said about West Ham’s new signings:

“Pound for pound, West Ham made the best signings of the summer.” “Their market is our market and all of those players who went there are players we perhaps should have moved on because they have done very well.”

“That’s testament to their scouting team and the manager for picking them off.” “With Valencia, the interest wasn’t to the point where it got close.”

“Sam’s taken the club forward this year. They are in for a big season, I felt that in the summer.” “Although we’ve had signings who have made an impact, our real strength has come from within.”

“Sammy Ameobi, Rolando Aarons, Gabby Obertan and Paul Dummett – all these guys have pushed up a little notch.”

“In the Premier League, you come under pressure from time to time,” “Some of it gets personal and you might not like it but you have to be big enough to handle that.”

Newcastle haven’t seen the best yet of some of the players we brought in during the summer, with Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere in particular still getting to terms with the Premier League.

Alan’s right when he says our fringe and younger players like Sammy Ameobi, Rolando Aarons, Gabby Obertan, and Paul Dummett and we’d add to those names Massadio Haidara and Mehdi Abeid – and hopefully Ryan Taylor soon.

They have all upped their game and of course Rolando Aarons and new signing Ayoze Perez are probably the biggest positive surprises of those who have done really well so far this season.

Now we somehow have to get that win tomorrow and make it seven in a row.

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4 comments so far

  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    If we had every player available I think this would be our best team on paper…

    Krul
    Janmaat-Taylor-Coloccini-Haidara
    Sissoko-Tiote-Colback
    De jong
    Cisse-Riviere

    Cabella
    Williamson
    Dummett
    Elliot
    Perez
    Anita
    Gouffran

    Our best team after this season so far…

    Krul
    Janmaat-Coloccini-Dummett-Haidara
    Sissoko-Abeid-Colback
    Obertan-Perez-Sammy

    Cabella
    De jong
    Tiote
    Cisse
    Taylor(S)
    Aarons
    Gouffran

    No place there for: Riviere, Anita, Ferreyra, Williamson, Taylor(R) and Armstrong. So yeah, due to all these players improving massively we have now got squad depth out of nowhere.

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  • Dulcinera

    Nov 28, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Nufcjack

    Why do you, like so many other people on here regard Riviere as a player who we have got to get rid of so early? I don’t understand this.
    He has rarely played, for reasons nobody seems to be sure of yet, yet still after only 3 months he is regarded as waste. Considering he has played up front on his own with noone to compliment his strenghts or shoulder the burden. This is a bit harsh. Give the man some time to show his worth.

    What is even more strange is that people sumhow include De jong in our strongest starting line up even though he has featured less than riviere and, quite frankly to be honest, in the 2 or 3 games he played for us in the PL has shown nothing special. He might of been a key element at Ajax but that means nothing really. a lot of players have shone for Ajax and flopped in other leagues.

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  • Dulcinera

    Nov 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Regarding Ferryera. Conflicting reports coming out of the club. Peter Beardsley has come out and said the kid has great potential yet he hasn’t featured at all in the 1st team yet. Are we expecting too much from a young kid who has come in on a years loan? If he was signed on a 5 year contract i don’t think we would all be as curious to wonder why he hasn’t lit the place up yet. I think because he’s only here a year we somehow think he should be amazing, starting every week and be more productive.

    Maybe he is showing enough in the reserves and in training to persuade the management he has a long term future at the club and, that by taking him on a years loan, it was the best way to find out if he had any real talent instead of signing him to a long term deal and then regretting it.

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  • Sav

    Nov 29, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Pardew and Allardyce have exceeded the usual pre-match courtesies and respect given to the opposition. Its becoming a bit of a snore now and I can’t wait until the two sides show that they both just want to win at all costs. Save the handshakes now for the coin toss and the end of the game. Let battle commence.

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