Pardew Absolutely Delighted With Second Half Performance

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said he is absolutely delighted with Newcastle’s second half performance when we went on the attack after being 1-0 down at the interval and do everything but win the game.

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Alan Pardew at Burnley – must have been the first half

George Boyd had put Burnley ahead but Newcastle were a different looking side, and played like we have over the last several games, and we have to be just a little unlucky not to take all 3 points.

But Burnley also had some chances in the second half and we suppose both sides deserved a point.

This is some of what Pardew told the BBC after the game:

“Absolutely delighted with that – we didn’t play in the first half and Burnley had a lot to do with that.”  “We didn’t risk enough.¨

¨We took risks in the second half and were a different class.¨  “It’s as good a point as we’ve got all season. The pitch was difficult tonight – it was slippery and slidy.”

Danny Ings was the star man for Burnley and we’re he will have impressed the watching Newcastle officials, with rumors that we will try to sign Danny in January for a nominal fee, since he becomes a free agent in the summer.

Newcastle now have a tough game on Saturday against league leaders Chelsea at home,  and then the following Saturday we are at Arsenal – so a couple of difficult games ahead for us.

But Newcastle could produce a shock result in either game.

Newcastle have now taken 17 points from our last eight league games.

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5 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #1

    A point was a fair result in the end, but as good of a point as we’ve had all season? Howay, Alan, man! If you knew how to motivate your players from the off we’d have seen a different game and you know it!

  • lochinvar

    Dec 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #2

    So the pitch was slippery and slidy was it ? A real game changer then ? I thought we watered SJP to create that effect ! Get real Pardew – it was a terrible performance and was set up by you saying that before and after the West Ham game that our good run had to end sometime . No it didn’t. World class coaches can talk about loosing runs having to end but not winning runs. You should never plan to fail because it starts the rot. I doubt Lewis Hamilton expects to loose, or the Ryder Cup team, or the British Lions or Olympic Athletes. Don’t treat us as mugs – just manage, coach and play to win please, not much to ask really.

  • Harley

    Dec 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m one if the few on here that actually think pardew is a decent manager. It’s been a great run with those 6 games and all credit to him.

    But why on earth he started with Williamson and goufran over Taylor and cabella I’ll never know.

    We had a great formula working with our 433 with the likes of goufran and willo out of the team. Then he tinkers with it against west Han, brings them both in, (I know willo was in for qpr due to injuries) goes back to the 4231 and we lose.
    Not only that, he does the same against burnley and we look awful in the first half.
    He really is unbelievable at times.
    Cabella is our ONLY creative player, he must play. He was involved in everything good tonight.

    We looked far more solid when Taylor came on and he can play a bit too which helps retain the ball immensely.

    Dummet, tiote, Abeid, janmaat and haidara all looked decent and sammy looked ok. I’d love to see him either score or create a goal though for all his hard work.

    I think pardews team selection cost us tonight. We could’ve won this but now ended up with 1 point from west ham and burnley. Not good enough with our run of hard games coming up.

  • Roy

    Dec 2, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #4

    I finally got to go to a match for the 1st time this season with Burnley being close to where I live.

    1st half was disappointing, thought Willo was quite solid in defence for that 1st half. 2nd half we were the better team due to the changes without doubt and really could have won it.

    Don’t think Tiote had a good game, Jammat, Sammy and Abeid were quite influential, still can’t make my mind up about Cabella, flashes of inspiration but not consistent.

    Really can’t see Burnley staying up.

  • Sav

    Dec 3, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Buy Ings. Really impressive performance of strong, clever play.
    Drop Gouffran. He’s become the new Jonas, an undroppable jack-of-all-trades.
    Who will be the pick in midfield against Chelsea when Colback and Sissoko return? Will Tiote be dropped? Or Abeid? Colback? Its a tough one. Perhaps Moussa will be shunted out on the right again.
    Anita may a s well be transferred in January as he isn’t in any pecking order now.


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