Carver – We Were Unfortunate – Cabella Was Outstanding All Day


Remy Cabella may have had his best game for Newcastle United today, as he played the whole game for Newcastle and he was a constant threat to the Chelsea defense.

oscar scores first goal

Oscar scores Chelsea’s first goal after 43 minutes

And while Chelsea in the end got a comfortable 2-0 win, we missed at least three decent chances in the first half – as Cabella went close a couple of times, and Moussa Sissoko hit the cross-bar – and he had another powerful game for us today.

John Carver had prepared the team well for this game, and it certainly was a big surprise to us the way Newcastle attacked Chelsea in the first half, but a goal from Oscar just before  half-time and a second from Diego Costa just before the hour mark, put the game out of reach – but let’s not forget it was a good and spirited performance from Newcastle today.

This is what John Carver told Sky Sports after the game:

“It’s a little bit unfortunate because we spoke about it yesterday and we covered the points on short corners, because against the best sides they get it down and play quickly and they can hurt you with the quality they’ve got,”

“The time when it came as well hurt us – just before half time. I thought if we could get in at 0-0 and regroup again and reinforce some of the game plan points then we’d be OK, but the goal just came at the wrong time.”

“We had two or three great chances – Moussa Sissoko hitting the post, and Cabella, who was outstanding all day, brought off a great save from the goalkeeper.”  “We’ve come here and said ‘listen, give them the respect but make sure we don’t just park the bus’, and we didn’t do that.”

“We actually took the game to them and I think we surprised Jose a little bit. But they got the result and that’s what counts.” “All we were doing over the Christmas period was playing a game, recovery, playing the next game, recovery, so it’s nice to have a full week and put your game plan together,”

“We did a lot of work on Tuesday, we did more on Thursday which was nice, and I think that showed on the pitch today. I put one or two of my ideas on to the pitch and I think it showed.”

“I haven’t had any conversation with Mike.” “I’ve had a few conversations with Managing Director Lee Charnley but it’s all just been about preparing the team for the next game.”  “As far as I’m concerned, he’s asked me to do it for the Southampton game and he’ll get my 100%.

It remains to be seen what Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley will decide to do about the head coach position – but it seems like it’s a choice between appointing former Lyon coach Remi Garde now – or wait until the summer and try to get Frank de Boer in from Ajax.

We’d prefer to see a coach appointed sooner rather than later.

What’s that saying again – a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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145 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 10, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #1

    @ manx

    Its more than Gouffran has done in a calendar year .

    Cabella needs a run of 5 games or so to get used to the PL, not a start here and there or the final 10 minutes of a game we are trailing .

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #2

    damn palace have scored

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Geordie Steve

    I got a lot of abuse? Did I? Haha…doesn’t bother me on here, plenty of people to have a good conversation with. Not been away much, just less active until recently as had very little to say and been quite busy.

    Big pappa

    He certainly does, get him games and see how he comes on

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Tuff

    I don’t want to see palace fail as I don’t hate pardew.

    I want to see them fail so the media might finally stop talking him up as if he had a record like Alex Ferguson.

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #5

    manxpie

    debuchy took over 6 months to finally adapt his style towards a premier league style.

    when you support a team like newcastle, you shouldn’t even be expecting a substitute to show great balls everytime because if they were then we would be challenging for the top 4 not top10.

    the basic princable of it is, we missing arrons due to injury, cisse himself is away, dejong hasn’t recovered, obatan is missing, sammy is yet to be fully fit and rivere is absolute rubbish, so we starting a player who is probably 2nd/3rtd choice.

    for a newcastle 2nd/3rd choice, he played absolutely great as these ones are about as good as these would be as good a player as your bottom half of the table players.

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #6

    tuff

    i suppose you’ll be a mackem on april 11th.

    sunderland vs palace

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  • BandB

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Sage,

    I think he might be mixing you up with that guy who lived in France who somewhat divided opinion. I forget his name.

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  • Thump

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #8

    @toonking: Let’s be honest, Pardew has never been able to beat Poyet. If he does it with Palace, I’ll be f****g foaming.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #9

    On previous thread, they were probably the worst highlights I’ve ever seen

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #10

    toonking I suppose you’ll be a glazier supporting the Glaziers on February 11th.
    I can just hear you spouting “Super Als’ red and blue army”.
    Disgraceful!
    I’ll be supporting the Toon!

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  • Thump

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #11

    @toonking: Let’s be honest, Pardew has never been able to beat Poyet. If he manages to do it first go with Palace, I’ll be fscking foaming.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Pardew’s luck, part 2

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #13

    damn – toonking will be dancing a jig – palace have just gone 2-1 up.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Ha ha Palace winning now!!

    Could not make it up if they win this they will be 7 points behind us !!!

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  • BandB

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #15

    What would be failure for Pardew?
    Before he won the Pools with the Newcastle job he was firmly established on the fringes of the yo-yo managers who live on the fringes between the bottom of the Premier League and the bottom of the Championship. Which was why he was wrong for us.
    I don’t think he’d have gone to Palace if he thought relegation would be failure.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #16

    BAndB

    Oh yeh, Torq, I miss him, had some very good chats about football.

    I always think, even if people make up stories (not saying torq did) that what’s the harm, just don’t read their comments of you don’t believe them, let them get found out if you think they at lying.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Players always seem to go up a gear when a new manager comes in .

    Give it a few games and it will be same old Pardew and it wouldn’t surprise me if they went down .

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  • BandB

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #18

    But he can make teams play if the opposition has its head up its own bum. As Spurs have here.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #19

    BandB

    well I think failure at palace would be relegation. This side can 12th last season so really should be doing better than bottom 3, not much better mind.

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #20

    thump

    really but i just don’t care what happens, pardew has gone now, so time to get reunited and get back to serious cause of our clubs decline.

    everyone hated the arguements that were going on during pardews time well it’s gone now so why consistant bring pardew back into things?

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #21

    tuff
    just admit it your an ashley lover

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  • geordie157

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Palace will stay up, got some great pace up top with Campbell, Gayle, bolasie, zaha and puncheon

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  • BandB

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Sage,

    I miss his accounts too, even though I was a sceptic. He did tend to get a bit prickly if you didn’t accept what he was saying on face value.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #24

    BandB,
    Torqtoon. In the know stuff aside, he was a good and interesting contributor.

    On the game, can’t grumble too much. Result as anticipated. Would have likes to see more intent from Carver and the team when we went behind though.

    Cabella flatters to deceive. Shooting is powder puff at best, and his Box delivery is lacking. Neither of those are things that should be changes over time. He had the space and opportunity. Happy to give him a chance, but he really needs to up his game.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Just hope Pards puts in a bid for Williamson

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    The media will love this won’t they, feel fully vindicated in their slagging us off after palace winning against spuds in his first game in charge. No doubt his lovers on here will revel in it also. shouting from the rooftops “see we was right”

    The feelgood factor will soon wear off and they will eventually succumb to his clueless tactics and formations, bizarre substitutions, preference for favourites and shockingly bad runs.

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  • BandB

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #27

    And NOT mixing you up, I always enjoy talking to you Sage. You are never rude, and always happy to give a fair hearing.

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  • aussiemag

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #28

    @Thump Start foaming mate Pardew has pulled it out of his ass again

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #29

    JFA

    do you still go to games?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Always want spurs to lose. Will obviously want Palace to beat the makems, as i do almost any other team. Becoming anti-palace just because of the manager is just being bitter for bitters’ sake.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #31

    toonking – I do believe I’ve constantly posted against Ashley or Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs as I prefer to call him – many many times.
    Do not like his business methods, the way he runs the club and his obvious disregard to people who have nowt.
    Unlike you, as you have just posted, I want him out the club -unlike you who have just said you’d give him another chance.
    So again we have you misrepresenting another posters views to try to bolster your lame argument.
    Disgraceful!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #32

    We hammered Liverpool in Pardew’s first game in charge here – we just barely won a single game for the rest of the season after that..

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #33

    3 points for pardew.

    Ha ha ha

    Well done to our ex hero.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Several errors in that post. Away from the computer for a week, and the phone prefers spanish to the queens English. So I will avoid posting but continúe reading…

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #35

    toonking
    January 10, 2015
    tuff
    just admit it your an ashley lover

    Ha ha ha

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  • geordie157

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Always love the atmosphere at palace unlike villa where there is zero atmosphere

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #37

    BandB

    Thank you, you too…some very good posters on this site who are happy to chat about all things newcastle and listen to all sides, find it better to just be polite, get much more out of people, even those who don’t agree with you are more likely to listen/engage.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Mind… theres no need fore Welshy to start trying to deliberately wind people up with that cr@p.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #39

    The troll bleats. Case in point.

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  • toonking

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #40

    mark

    that’s just what this blog looks to be at the minute.

    i hope for my teams sake that fans who attend matches are more serious about this club than some of these bloggers are, if they aren’t well i’m left hoping and praying we do get FDB because there is just no way fans will seem to have the sense to now turn the attention onto ashley if the stadium has fans like this blog.

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