Brilliant Local Lad Our Man Of The Match Yesterday


Jack Colback was a great acquisition for Newcastle in the summer – a free agent from Sunderland – and the lad has been in outstanding form for the Magpies so gar this season, and yesterday he had a cracking game against the team that’s probably the best side in Europe at the moment – Chelsea.

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Jack Colback challenges Eden Hazard yesterday

It was Newcastle’s third win in a row in this fixture, and Jack was our Man of the Match with 39% of the vote followed by the returning captain – Fabricio Coloccini – with 16%.

Unfortunately Alan Pardew said the Argentine has injured himself again – so even more injury woes for Newcastle.

Third in the voting was Mr. Goalscorer Papiss Cisse who came on after 53 minutes and scored the two goals that had us 2-0 ahead with 10 minutes to go before Steven Taylor got himself sent off.

Janmaat, Perez and Sissoko were next in the voting and Moussa picked up his 5th yellow card of the season,  and will now miss the game at Arsenal next Saturday – another very tough game for the lads.

21 year-old Jak Alnwick came on at half time for the injured Rob Elliot was also a bit of a hero and 7th in the voting, and the goalkeeper had a good game and helped Newcastle get another famous result against the Blues – and our win had made headlines around the world.

But we are now very short in cover at goalkeeper -0 with both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot our until January and therefore will miss the busy holiday period of games.

17 year-old Freddie Woodman  presumably will be on the bench in the December games.

Next season we have to ensure we have three experienced goalkeepers in the squad.

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12 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Why do we need to ensure we have three experienced goalkeepers in the squad? In my opinion we have it right now. 1 very good keeper, one decent back up, and a clutch of talented youngsters who have all represented England at youth level.

    I expect Krul or Elliot to leave in the summer when Darlow arrives, then either Woodman or Alnwick going on loan, or one doing the first half of the season on loan, the other the second half. They both need experience, but both are talented, with youngster Paul Woolston around to man the bench if we have a similar goalkeeper crisis.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #2

    expatmag- You’ve known Mr Tuff for many years has he always behaved as if he is permanently auditioning for Scrooge in a Christmas Carol? Ebenezer Tuff!!

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  • anthc

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    The other local lad sammy ameobi was poor though. Bone idol exposing dummet who had to work a little harder to cover him. Tiote was a bit out of sorts too. Must of been that champagne!
    However it was a great game the atmosphere after we scored was great. Hairs were standing on the back of my neck. Its great what winning and giving your all can make to the atmosphere. Well chuffed i was and im now in the airport waiting for flight to florida. Happy days although miss the derby!

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  • expatmag

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Welshie/Ian Toon

    Unfortunately, I have known the “big dope” for over 40 years and I know exactly what he is like, right down to his red and white striped underpants with the print of Charlie Hurley on them.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Expat,
    I’m not sure what to make of you knowing what Tuff’s underpants look like……

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    I am sure he saw the big bloomers hanging on the line.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    A classic big Dame in the Xmas panto with loads of screaming kids. His wrestling non humour would go down well- zzzzzzz.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 7, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    AnthC,
    Yeah, it is incredible the difference that 11 players giving their all does to the atmosphere. It is often said that the stadium is a much quieter place now then just 15-20 years ago. This is true, but it is a reflection of performance

    People knock the crowd for not getting behind the team, but too often performances (not just under Pardew) have been fairly insipid, which means a lacklustre crowd. It is a two way street, and the players have a responsibility to perform and the crowd will react accordingly, as shown yesterday.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    welsh,
    Will you please stop referencing me in your posts, you pretend I don’t exist and vice versa.

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Excellent result yesterday lads.

    I missed the first 25 minutes due to getting the Christmas tree (which is a beast by the way) I was trying to keep up on SSN on the phone but we were that far out in the boonies the 4g was piss poor. From what I’ve seen of limited replays (yet to watch motd) they didn’t really have too many clear cut chances in the supposed period of said 25 minutes when someone mentioned they could of been 3 up!

    Everyone played their part yesterday in what can only be described as a brilliant team performance. Not the free flowing expansive football we all want to see but needs must at the moment what with the injuries we currently have, especially when playing top clubs and a club who had remained unbeaten until they came here. I’ve no problem playing like this against the bigger teams, it’s when we concede so much possession and area’s of the pitch to teams like villa, burnley, palace ect ect that I get and I’m sure many others get frustrated.

    Can’t be bothered to mention how every player played or give them marks as most of that has been mentioned already but Alnwick (when called upon), Colo, Taylor(up until the sending off), janmaat, Colback, Sissoko, young Perez(what a diamond) and Cisse were quite literally outstanding.

    Credit to the king for his formation and substitutions yesterday. He played his part and was positive throughout. It wasn’t that long ago that Perez would of been off with Cisse coming on in his place.

    Has he learnt his lesson? Has the obvious suddenly dawned on him? I hope it has but I remain cautious of him reverting to type like burnley away and like he’s done previously.

    That said I think if we show more consistancy in our game plan and results over a prolonged period, stop the appalling runs we go on and we cut out the losses to the mackems then I for one will give him more respect and admit he’s doing a good job. Until then I’ll remain wary.

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  • Slank

    Dec 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s quite obvious to anyone watching us play since the Southampton game that the players are right behind their manager but I was wondering, without taking anything away from many of the foreign players who work tirelessly for the team, whether the infusion of so many local lads has reinforced the determination to win and the cohesion of the team to stick together.

    At one point yesterday I counted five local lads on the pitch. There must be some Toon anorak who can tell me the last time we had so many local lads playing in the first team.

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  • anthc

    Dec 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Yeah still not the barcelona or man utd noise but a drastic improvement. Your right though the performances do reflect the crowd and yesterday evidenced that. My little lad whose sat through some dross finally realised how good football games can be. He never shut up about it waving to the chelsea fans and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Priceless moments.

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