Newcastle Whiz Kid Our Man Of The Match


Just like at Arsenal 21 year-old Ayoze Perez is once again our Man of the Match in last night’s 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in the Capital One Cup.

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Ayoze Perez – another good game for Newcastle

Ayoze Perez has been a great success for Newcastle so far this season, and he’s not only threatening up front, but he works his socks off for the side.

Ayoze captured 32% of the vote followed by the returning Moussa Sissoko, who put in another strong performance for Newcastle and got 27% of the vote.

And the good news is that Moussa was taken off with a knock last night, but will fit to start the game on Sunday against Sunderland, which is good news.

And third in the voting was goalkeeper Jak Alnwick with 15% of the vote, and we can only think Jak got some sympathy votes in there.

We don’t know what will happen before Sunday and whether Newcastle can get an emergency goalkeeper in – although we don’t think we qualify unless Jak is really injured.

And the breaking news is that Jak is fit for Sunday,  so Newcastle don’t qualify for an emergency loan deal.

If Jak is in goal on Sunday against local rivals Sunderland, he will get some great encouragement from the Newcastle fans.

The fans will do their very best to help the local lad through what will be a tough game for Newcastle – given all the players we have out injured at the moment.

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162 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Irish,
    Can’t disagree with you regarding Armstrong. It’s just a gut feeling from the little I’ve seen and I may be TOTALLY wrong.

    I definitely can’t judge fairly on a few minutes, so get your point.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Perez has really impressed me since joining. Only one bad performance of note and is probably our most reliable player in terms of having a good game. He would have had an assist in that last game if the two muppets Cabella and Riviere could finish from a whopping 1 yard out.

    Belfast

    Too much information mate.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Cyprus

    Your gut feeling is your gut feeling mate, you might be wrong, I might be wrong. Who knows. Just seemed unfair to judge him so early on. I will be the first person to apologise to you if you are right.

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  • mindshaft

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Agree – Perez in a decent team would be awesome, shame for him he’s at the toon 🙂

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    i didnt see the game but from what i’ve heard it was fairly even and both sides very poor at defending ! just our shooting was poor where as spurs was good.

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #6

    can someone answer these questions truthfully . i’m not sure and people seem to have different views

    whos fault is it we signed a keeper from forrest and gave him back with no get out clause to return if needed

    our injury list is totally not acceptable , Most injuries have been down to training . who takes training , who puts the programme into place , and who is overall responsible for what happens in training .

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Gus Poyets kicking off saying call him the head coach not the manager.

    We need one of them, let Pardew manage Sunderland.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Stuart…As far as the first quesiton is concerned, we can only speculate, but it wouldn’t be far fetched to believe that it had to be part of the deal and both Forrest players would have been considered ones for the future.

    Not sure it can be considered a gripe with the club tbh.Would we have been better not to sign him at all?

    As for your second question, I imagine there will be several people involved and therefore resposible. However, at the end of the day, one man is responsible for pulling it all together and if it isn’t him causing the problems, he should be getting to the bottom of the issue. I don’t need to say his name, I’m sure.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Stuart

    The football pixies

    Aka Ashley Pardew and Charnley

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  • kdogg85

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Due to our lack of wingers and others out injured, what do people think of….
    ———————Keeper (hopefully on loan)
    ———–S.Taylor Collo Dummett———-
    Janmaat————– ——————– Haidara
    ——————–Colback—————————
    ——–Cabella Sissoco Ameobi—————
    ——————–Perez———————-

    Use Jan and Haid as wing bacs?

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  • Graeme

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #11

    OP – also referred to as “1 couldn’t, 1 shouldn’t, 1 wouldn’t”

    About as much use as a chocolate chip pan!!!

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #12

    I dont see how Forest would have agreed to the Darlow deal, if we had insisted a recall be put in clause in, nor how that would have been an ethical thing to do. He’s there number one and we got the pair of them cheap, entirely you’d think because we were prepared to loan them back. I think the club knew Alnwick wasn’t good enough and was prepared to let his contract wind down, as they do with so many others. It’s a problem we have. We run a lean operation, but a percentage of the squad aren’t capable and we can’t shift them, it’s the downside of our policy, which boils down to taking a bit of a punt on cheaper players and offering longer contracts on decent money.

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  • dazzler

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Kdogg

    Not a bad shout, although I am fairly certain gouffy and willo will both be starters on Sunday.

    The pictures of Pardew last night looked reminiscent of those post Southampton. I always find myself wondering how he can’t seem to find a balance with the club’s form

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Kdog

    No back 3 against that lot, drop Saylor and bring one of Anita Abeid or if needs must Tiote alongside Colback. Rest is canny maybe drop Cabella if we can muster another option.

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #15

    @no6 stuart

    darlow isnt really anyones fault tbh !
    we wouldnt have been able to sign him for as low a fee as we got darlow and lescalles for if we didnt agree for them to stay at forest so they had a full year to find a replacement.
    and tbh we didnt really need them urgently at the time as we had 2 very competant keepers and how often do you see 2 keepers injured at the same time nvm 3 ?

    as for training thats tricky tbh !
    the more players train and the harder they train then the better they become as team players and individuals !

    as like everton was i’m under no illusion that we dont have the types of players city/chelsea/arsenal ect have so the best way we can beat them is as a team and not individuals so imo they need to train harder than others in order to be better as a team than others to make up for that skill gap and if we slack off that and lose that slight edge we may have less injuries but will we have better results ? i have no idea personally.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #16

    ……..if we had insisted a recall clause be put in.

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  • kdogg85

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #17

    If Abeid was passed fit i would put him straight in.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Stuart,
    For your first, in a situation where a player is bought, and loaned back for a season (or part thereof if a Jan transfer) it is generally considered part of the terms of the transfer, and therefore it would be unusual to have a recall clause in it. Fault and blame can’t really be apportioned to any party as it is generally standard practice. This is very different from loaning a player to a club, where recall clauses are a common feature.

    Secondly, the injury situation has been around for a long time. We have had a large number of injuries almost every season since 2004, probably further back, but I didn’t find data going further back then 10 years when I looked the other week. There are very few factors that have been constants through that time, some of the medical team, a handful of back room staff, but nobody with any serious influence.

    Pardew has said that they have been pushing the squad harder in training, that will often result in niggles and pulls so that has to be a factor in our current problems. That and bringing players back too soon and against medical advice hasn’t helped – see De Jong, HBA, Abeid, Aarons.

    Outside of that it is anybodies guess really.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Dummett is a run of the mill fullback at best from what I’ve seen, and a more promising looking CB. That’s about it. In truth I can’t wait for Santon to return, and hopefully Taylor to be fit and in form, because Janmatt, Taylor, Colo, Santon is a very capable looking back four, and anything else looks shakier by comparison.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Stuart,
    Essentially the loan back is no different from agreeing to future payments, such as £500,000 after winning a trophy. If that is then reneged on, then the buying club are in breach of the terms of transfer. So, having a season long loan back in the deal also cannot be cancelled as that then alters the terms of the transfer and could render it void.

    An alternative could be to reconstruct the deal with Forest and offer a further payment in exchange for cancelling the remainder of Darlow’s loan period. Given Forest are facing a transfer embargo soon, that may be an option they would consider.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Lilongwe Geordie
    Injuries
    You’re right it goes back a long time don’t know if they have changed the indoor training pitch but when Paul Ferris was there he told me that a lot of the players hated/wouldn’t play on it including Mr Shearer because your studs got caught in the surface resulting in a lot of twisted knees, and if you played on it without studs you slipped.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Jimmy,
    Agree on Dummett. I have never been sold on him at left back (let alone right back) but he has looked promising in the centre. I’d be happy for him to continue as a centre back.

    As for Santon, he would have been the clear choice for right back last night, and I think he will double as first choice left back, second choice right back once he gets back fit. I still am yet to be convinced on him defensively mind, and his crossing and end product is woeful going forward. Janmaat has more assists and the same number of goals already as Santon has in his entire time here.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Charlie

    The pitches you talk about are terrible for that, I played on them a lot in Germany.
    Some had sprinklers and would water the pitch before playing on them which made a massive difference, so much better none of the problems you’d get when dry.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Lilo

    ”That and bringing players back too soon and against medical advice hasn’t helped – see De Jong, HBA, Abeid, Aarons. ”

    AP is a dark age dinosaur who as far as I can see appears to be totally unopposed in doing whatever he sees fit without question.

    Having people who can run all day, not withstanding the ones who constantly break down, can not mask the inadequacies of a turgid style that yields approx only 34% possession every match.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Charlie,
    Yeah, it was either Bobby or Sourmess that over saw a complete over haul of the pitches. Everything was ripped up and relaid, not just indoors, but all the training pitches. It doesn’t seem to have helped. There has to be something more to it, but it is clear that nobody can put their finger on it.

    Two fitness experts employed in 2 years and no real improvement, I really don’t know how to explain it. It can’t just be plain bad luck, but then it has followed us through numerous managers and coaches so I honestly can’t think of a more viable explanation.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #26

    I think Cabella should start against the unwashed However he has to be warned about Clattermole & Larsson et al Time for him to stand up and be a man I love derbies me

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Ayoze Perez is definitely talented football player and talented players are very rare in today’s football.
    Ayoze creates the game,excellent passes,excellent view on the pitch,hard on the ball.Modern player is useful player not a star.There are no stars anymore.
    Henry,Ronaldo’s adventures are over.There is no space for miracles any more.Ayoze Tevez.Sounds good.

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  • dazzler

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Santon should be no where near left back, he is appalling in that position imo. He’s worse defensively than Enrique and he was a shoddy defender as well.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #29

    I mentioned earlier and Beermonkey a cpl days ago if Elliot had a thigh strain someone else should have took his goal kicks.

    We don’t look after our players and there rushed back after injury instead of eased in, it’s counter productive at best.
    Your more likely to get a injury as you return from a injury which if pushed like we do a lot makes the recovery process three times as long,as you’ve made the injury worse and it takes longer to get fit longer your out.

    Pardew doesn’t know better than the medical staff I can’t comment on before him but he doesn’t help our situation at all

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  • dazzler

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Lilo,

    Could be wrong, but I’m sure I read somewhere that the training pitches were built on a slight slope, and nothing could be done about it. Or something to that effect, could have been a load of shite someone said down the bar though, that happens way to often.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #31

    I like the idea of the squad being trained with a higher intensity and playing with a higher intensity. We are noticeably more potent and incisive. Maybe the contact element of training should be compromised a little or different drills introduced, to focus on power and pace. Is there the need for them to be clattering into each other on the training pitch so much. Sort of get the feeling that under John Carver, they do a bit of that. We probably carry twenty percent more injuries than might ordinarily be expected, while running a squad that still has probably less realistic depth than our peers. I also think we do tend to are more willing buy players who are perhaps physically suspect where other clubs might have greater reservations, and that might be an area that also needs to be tightened up on.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda,
    You are taking my comment slightly out of context there.

    I agree that without the ball you may win some but it won’t last. However, AP has also tried to get the side playing more football and keeping the ball but that resulted in even worse results.

    Whilst he is in charge of the side I’d prefer him to play in a way which he understands and is capable of getting some results, if not all (I’d prefer him gone altogether even more though). But that still involves selecting the right players for the right roles, something he doesn’t want to do, and prefers to stick with his preferred players.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Dazzler,
    Having just been involved with levelling off a cricket practice area out here I can tell you that any ‘slight slope’ can be easily be flattened by modern equipment. The equipment out here is stone age compared to back in the UK, and we were on a far tighter budget than a Prem football club. We still managed to get a passably level surface from one which was around a 5-10 degree incline.

    I’m not saying what you heard was wrong, but if that is the case it is just further evidence and cost cutting of the incompetent folk on the board prior to Ashley.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Lil
    I don’t think many have been on the training ground this year – most seem to have happened on the field of play.
    Tell you what gets to me it’s bloody mid winter and before the game and at half time they wheel the hoses out connect them up and whoosh – water the pitches – as if they are not wet/slick enough. a lot of players have slipped at the TOON during games this season

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #35

    *further evidence of incompetence and cost cutting by the folk on the board.

    Added the cost cutting as an after thought. Fat Fred always considered anything that would come out of his slice of the pie.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Charlie,
    I think a few are training ground related aren’t they? Anyway, yes, wetting a very cold pitch at this time of the year is a recipe for disaster, even with undersoil heating to prevent frost. Fair enough in the less wet months, but not at this stage.

    It is something that baffles some of the Malawians here, when they see the pitches being watered they can’t understand why. They see it as a massive waste. Grass will only become so green they tell me.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Yeah, I understand Santon doesn’t get behind defences on the outside well, being right footed, but he chimes into attacks seamlessly and does cut in very well. As for his defending, one on one he can be found wanting on occasion seemingly due to a lack of discipline and effort, although it must be remembered he’s still young. What he is great at is offering an outlet and playing the ball neatly in tight situations. He’s essentially a lovely footballer still perfecting his art. Granted he was terrible at times during the run in last season, but he certainly wasn’t alone there, so I can see why some might prefer a know nonsense type, but I think Colo and Colback will release Santon all day long when he gets back and the attack will benefit greatly.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Lil
    Send a couple over here to have words. It’s bloody madness this time of year

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #39

    They water the pitch to keep the smell down from all the 5hit played on it.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 18, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #40

    This young perez is fast becoming a really good player.
    The problem I fear, he is becoming pardumbs go to guy when it comes to attacking. He did the exact same with James Perch, his go to guy to fill in any blanks in defence.
    To me this means pardumb is not going to rotate or rest perez, soon enough he will be pardewed like goufran.

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