Pardew – The Goal We Conceded Was Disappointing


Newcastle United suffered a defeat for the first time in eight games today – a 1-0 loss at West Ham – but with Moussa Sissoko being sent off and Jack Colback picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, both will now miss the game at Burnley on Tuesday night – and that’s not good news.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell scores past Newcastle goalkeeper Robert Elliot in the Premier League

Aaron Cresswell scores all important goal

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game today:

“I’m disappointed the six-game winning run has come to an end – at some point it had to,”  “It was a tight game – they had a major break on the goal. It probably decided the game. We tried to push the best we could.”

“I think Moussa was frustrated he didn’t get the free-kick.” “He lost his mind a bit.” “He kicked the ball away at the next incident a minute after.”“He’s been outstanding for us but he has to learn.”“I’ve seen the replay after the first incident – it doesn’t looked too good.” “But he’s not like that.”

“I said to the team we let ourselves down in the period building up to the goal.” “The goal was very disappointing.” “We’d defended superbly before that.”
“There were a lot of high balls.”

“I thought one goal would win it.” “We’d like to have made more opportunities.” “There were good professional battles going on, Mark Noble and Jack were outstanding for the teams.¨

We cannot complain too much, because it was really anybody’s game until that first goal went in – and we have won our last three home games by a score of only 1-0.

But now it will be important to put in a  good performance at Turf Moor on Tuesday night against a side who are second from bottom, although we will now be without both Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback in midfield – so it could be difficult.

We suppose that Dutch International Vurnon Anita will need to come in – and we’re not sure of the fitness of Algerian Mehdi Abeid, but we would be surprised if he can play on Tuesday night, after breaking a te a couple of weeks ago.

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6 comments so far

  • almondrichie

    Nov 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    the confident that we had and the threat and solidity we possessed when we played

    abeid—-sissoko—colback

    totally gets disturbed when tiote and gouffran comes in….

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Well first let me say I havent seen the game as I have had a complicated day, but from what I have gleaned we were upended by the might and technical excellence of Fat Sams hammers, unlucky not to have scored 3 or four with our attractive flowing football, with a settled and familiar team riding high on confidence, with our driving playmaker unjustly escorted from the field just as we were on the ascendancy in the last 15 minutes of the tie? Close?

    Please indulge me a repost –

    43Tsunki // Nov 28, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I believe there will be no new faces in January, unless you count new signings De Jong, Obertan, Aarons, Santon, Tiote, etc. We are on course after the inevitable end to our exciting run of wins to settle into the inevitable humdrum patch of form that will see us fastened around 10th place comfortably, soaking up the TV payouts and moving any profitable players on in exchange for some more Sumner bargains ( crocks and contract enders usually as they are cheaper). I’m not being pessimistic, just realistic, we’ve had years of this so don’t get carried away we are heading for Europe this year.

    I’m enjoying the results if not the football, which is mainly dogged and hard working stuff, with the superhuman efforts of fringe players fuelling wins from virtually nothing. If all the ‘senior ‘ players pulled their socks up the way Sissoko has I would be more impressed, but I have a feeling Pardew will slowly try and remodel his ‘ ideal’ team as the injuries subside and the youngsters run out of juice. Dummet and Santon back to competing for LB, Colo /Willo at CB, Tiote causing confusion in front of them, Gouffran guarding the midfield retreat, De Who Knows If He Us Actually Good Jong spearheading the attack, Aarons, Sammy and all other youngsters back to the second string.

    Not pessimistic, just realistic, based on the last four years. What we should hope for is that circumstances continue to force Pardew to play his current necessary under the current conditions team setup, and that we get better and better with confidence, and the invaluable experience that Alan would never have afforded them creates top players. Perhaps Pardew might learn some new tricks.

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  • dazzler

    Nov 29, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Dummett for MOTM, for a left back hes not half.our best centre half

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  • Dulcinera

    Nov 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think we were neccessarily terrible today, we just had some bad individual performances. What’s happened to Goofy? he has become a liability. Cisse was pretty gash as well when he came on. It was a typical performance from the team, no imagination, no ingenuity, no flair. We’ve played this same way pretty much for the duration of our little winning streak, the difference was we were wining and we didn’t really care. When we lose, it’s obvious the team has no style of play whatsoever.

    We seem to just wing our way through every match we play. It’s hard to watch.

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  • ballerfan2

    Nov 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Tsunki – sorry, you’re not realistic just pessimistic. Obviously you have been very frustrated over the last few weeks. I admire your patience in waiting so long to deliver your prophesy of doom. Couldn’t wait any longer eh?

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  • Malta Mag

    Nov 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #6

    The best team lost for goodness sake. Our midfield was winning the battle and if Sisokko had not lost his head I’m sure we’d have equalised. Don’t get all pessimistic because Pardew has found a system that works and Tiote came in and did a good job. It will be interesting to see how the team is shuffled with the absence of Colback and Sisokko but now is the time for Cabella to play in the central midfield slot and see what he can come up with. Two hard games coming up but to find ourselves in this position when you consider where we were 6 weeks back has to be a bonus.

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