We’ll Lick Our Wounds – Players Gave Everything


Newcastle have a tough number of games in December,  and we started off in good enough fashion  with a point at Burnley and then a great 2-1 win at home to Chelsea, to break the Blues’ unbeaten spell that had lasted since late April.

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Alan Pardew – during yesterday’s game

But we have lost our last three games, including a home game to Sunderland 1-0 yesterday, for only our second defeat at home this season.

It was only Sunderland’s third win in 17 league games this season – but that’s not unusual – when they beat us 2-1 at Sunderland last season they had taken only one point out of their first 8 league games.

We were able to beat Chelsea at home but for some reason we keep losing to Sunderland, and we’ve lost four in a  row to them for the first time in history. 🙁

Alan Pardew is taking some heavy criticism for his Sunderland record, which basically sucks.

This is what Alan has said today:

“Today was a key game because the two fixtures we had, Arsenal and Spurs, were difficult.” “But this game now compounds that, and we have to lick our wounds and prepare quickly for Manchester United.”

“We have a tough run of games – we knew that – over this period, and this was always going to be a critical fixture, so losing it is very disappointing.”

“We still find ourselves in a healthy place in the league, and the job now it to try to build on that.” “I think you could see at the end in the players’ emotion, they had given everything.”

“I don’t think you could argue that we have not given everything for the cause today.” “Sometimes football being football, you don’t get your just deserts.”

We’ve lost four in a row to the Black Cats but that could get even worse – and a good question is when can we stop the rot?

And after going 7 games without a win at the start of the season – we followed that up with six wins on the trot including wins at Tottenham and Manchester City, and now we have three defeats in  succession.

To say it’s up and down with Alan  Pardew in charge at Newcastle is a huge understatement – it always seems to be feast or famine.

Newcastle really deserved to win the game yesterday, but that doesn’t come into it – the only thing that matters in these games is the result.

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11 comments so far

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Giving everything is the way we played against chelsea, man city what we saw yesterday is far short of that.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #2

    pardew is just a pathetic person. a stain on the coach profession
    the sooner we get rid of this loser and his loser friend colocinni the better for this club

    i’m tired of this monday morning misery

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3

    By the way if colocinni doesnt get injured or dropped we will be relegated this season. If he plays more than 80% of our remaining games we will be relegated

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  • solano38

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Yesterday wasn’t a particularly good performance by Newcastle : in large patches, the mackems dominated us. We had a bad start to the season, then a reasonably good run, now we’re in another bad patch : we’re just showing our true selves. I still believe that Pardew shouldn’t be our manager, he hasn’t a clue and gets outwitted too often by so-called smaller clubs. We’ll prob

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    By the way we have enough fire power up front
    we have cisse (who is lethal in the right set up), ayoze, gouffran and dejong
    Goals are not our problem
    poor defending and poor judgement by the coach are jointly the bane of this club

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  • solano38

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Yesterday wasn’t a particularly good performance by Newcastle : in large patches, the mackems dominated us. We had a bad start to the season, then a reasonably good run, now we’re in another bad patch : we’re just showing our true selves. I still believe that Pardew shouldn’t be our manager, he hasn’t a clue and gets outwitted too often by so-called smaller clubs. We’ll probably get no points from the Manchester and Everton games – yet another lousy christmas!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m sure a mix of austerity but with a desire to buy a good player when the opportunity arises would be a better way to go forward. Instead of the ruthless penny pinching by the regime. A wise mix of both would be better.
    If Toon fans were not miserable enough after yesterday – prepare thyselves for a whooping on Boxing Day.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #8

    toonbrother,
    Cisse isn’t fit and Pardew has said he will have to be carefully managed until the summer. I’d imagine that will mean his starts are few and far between.

    Perez is a kid. Doing well, but far from demonstrating he is a top goalscorer.

    Gouffran has never been a goalscorer. He has only managed more than 5 league goals in a season on 6 occasions, in 12 seasons of first team football. 2 of those were in the French second division.

    De Jong is not a centre forward.

    If goals aren’t a problem, how come we only have Perez and Cisse who have scored more than 1 league goal this season.

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  • hibbit

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9

    toonbrother cisse should not be playing not fit still problems with knee and not training pards is taking a big risk with mim

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  • hibbit

    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    big risk with him

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Dec 22, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #11

    @ Lilongwe and Hibbit

    Honestly if Cisse has to be monitored on fitness issues sell him because he’s a liability. With Cabella/Sissioko/De Jong/Arons/anita/cisse/ facundo (loan signing) with (key word here) correct management goals should not be a major concern.

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