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Perez Tweets Reaction To Scoring Winning Goal

11:14 pm, Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 37 Comments

Here´s a tweet our goalscorer Ayoze Perez sent out after the game this afternoon thanking the great support of the Newcastle away fans today.

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37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shadow_Shearer // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Thanks to you ayoze for the winning goal!!

  • 2 toonking // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    AC from two post back

    his team during that 5th place
    began as


    During the second season cisse did appear to move out wide but part of the reason behind this was ba being minulative. He had the buy out clause and demanded to either be played in the centre or he’ll walk out, pardew now fealt as though he had no other choice because he’s lost best, had poor summer transfer window and seen already that a striker won’t always come in when sold and with a europa leaue season, the last thing he wanted was the loss of a striker.

    As that season went on more and more injuries built up, the team was changing left right and centre, he didn’t couldn’t have a single team last long before it’s changed again.

    His third season in charge did see a stupid decision in choosing to drop abied but the rest of it was very much his best choice.
    his general team was


    he had sometimes played shola and put arrons in when not injured but generally played very much the same team as i’d have except for abeid an our team isn’t that good a team anyway.
    The fault with pardew was he began a 4-2-3-1 on europa league season and defensive games are the last thing a newcastle team want even morineo wouldn’t last too long.

    Perhap your in the HBA league and say he should have been in but that player cannot be described as a poor drop, he’s had some many issues with other teams and had caused some issues with the team, even this blog is very highly divided over him.

  • 3 danuneek // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Positives today:
    – We won despite playing terrible
    – Thauvin looked bright when he came on and seems a little more physical.
    – Elliot might actually be better then Krul.

    – McLaren needs to stop playing 2 holding players, we’re not creating anything from the back.
    – Anita looked particularly poor,lucky not to get punished from his two mistakes at the start.
    – Dummet isn’t good enough.
    – We need to stop playing our fullbacks as wingers because it’s leaving us exposed at the back.
    – It’s far too easy for players just to hoof it up to mitrovic.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Good result from Liverpool tomorrow (Sunday) will be excellent.
    The last remnants of the pro Percy Brigade ( now discreditted) will be whining on like squealing piglets about their hero.
    munster will be on lambasting folk for even mentioning the King -that’ll be after he’s mentioned him about 20 times.
    All those boys will have recourse to are their false memories about good football. They’ll have memories of a nice slice of eel pie (Mmmmmmm Tastyyyyyyyyyy)
    and a bit of Chas n’ Dave Cockney/Rockney music.

  • 5 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 8, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Missed the game today through work but looks as if we were very lucky. Take it we didn’t play well looking at the stats and possession?

    Still think it’s too early to judge McClaren and the way he wants us to play. There is nothing special that has changed for me as yet.

    January can’t come quick enough. Well done to the lads today though first away win since January, glad that monkey is off our backs.

  • 6 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:00 AM

    Im also noticing the most people mentioning Pardew these days were his major critics on here who blamed him for everything. The people who he continues to prove wrong since walking away and leaving us in ninth.

    How dare he walk away and do OK at another club that backs him haha. He won’t win every game but he is a safe bet for mid-table which looking at us at the minute i’d take for this season.

  • 7 2_goal_tino // Nov 8, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    @ Danuneek – I agree about the two holding midielders but interested to hear what you think the alternative is.

    Gini or Sissoko moving in to the middle is the most obvious. But Sissoko is too lazy to play central and has proved ineffectual there time and again and Gini whilst preferring to play central wants to be given the freedom to attack. Also we don’t have good enough wide options to replace them on the flanks. The only possibility I see is to either wait for Aarons to come back and shift Gini in the middle but be v. strict with Tiote or Colback to only be a DM or to completely shift our formation to 3 at the back with wingbacks providing the width (something I’d like to be tried at least once in a cup game or something) :

  • 8 expatmag // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:53 AM

    Having watched the game from the comfort of my armchair here on Australia, it was clearly evident the following applied:

    . The system 4231 does not cater for the players we have. The lack of width only allows the defence to play long balls up to Mitro and invariably, he lost the ball due to weight of numbers and lack of support.

    . Cisse has to go. He offers the team nothing. His movement is straight line running which usually results in him being caught offside.

    . The conditions yesterday were difficult but Bournemouth mastered them much better than us with their constant movement and better closing down. If they had a finisher, a scoreline of 5-1 would not have been an insult. Our players seemed to be drawn into playing sunday park football and in some cases, giving up like Sissoko did, by the conditions.

    . I thought Coloccini was outstanding and made numerous blocks and tackles to save our backsides. Mbemba and Elliott were also crucial at the back too with great saves and excellent defending. I hope Toonbrother can at least acknowledge Colos contribution.

    . We need pace and power down the flanks to feed Mitro. Keep going the way we are and he will get frustrated. Get the ball into the box and he will score goals. I liked the look of Ritchie and the other guy up front, not Stsnislas (cant remember his name). Both had pace and were able to take players on and get dangerous balls in. Someone like Redmond from Norwich would be perfect.

    . I know Anita had a bad game yesterday but I like him. He is a very tidy player although not at his best yesterday. However, Tiote is a liability. Several times he either turned into trouble or was caught in possession resulting in free kicks given away in dangerous areas and the obligatory booking. Get rid now.

    . I read in todays Sunday Mirror that Sissoko wants a new contract at 100K a week to stay at the club. If he continues to put in performances like yesterday, I wouldnt pay him 10K a week never mind 100K. I seriously doubt there will be any top line clubs interested in taking him on especially at what we are looking for and with 3 years remaining on his contract, he needs to out up or shut up. I would drop him to the bench until he proves he us worth recalling.

  • 9 Sliema // Nov 8, 2015 at 3:31 AM


    Sissoko’s attitude and work ethic are appalling, but then again he tore Norwich a new one the other week. I think he needs competition for places.

  • 10 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    Tiote is a shadow of himself nowadays. Anita and Tiote just don’t look good together. I’d still prefer Gini and Colback in centre with a left winger(thauvin is poor. new left winger signing necessary).

    We have lots of position that needs reinforcement to establish ourself as a mid table team. Sisokko need competition. he has zero consistency. one good game in every 5. Very very poor player. competition might wake up his ideas.

  • 11 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 8, 2015 at 4:53 AM

    expatmag // Nov 8, 2015 at 2:53 AM

    . I read in todays Sunday Mirror that Sissoko wants a new contract at 100K a week to stay at the club. If he continues to put in performances like yesterday, I wouldnt pay him 10K a week never mind 100K. I seriously doubt there will be any top line clubs interested in taking him on especially at what we are looking for and with 3 years remaining on his contract, he needs to out up or shut up. I would drop him to the bench until he proves he us worth recalling.

    agreed. i doubt any top clubs will take sisokko. he’d proabably earn himself a deal with Palace or Leicester or Everton at most.

    he has a 1 good game every 5. not even close to a champions league player he thinks he is.

  • 12 JDdubai // Nov 8, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    I still think we lack pace up top to stretch teams. On days like yesterday when we cant pass the ball to save our lives, we need to be able to put it over the top and down the channels to give ourselves an out ball.

    Perez has skills but no real pace, need someone nippy next to Mitrovic on days like that to offer an alternative when Plan A isnt working. Vardy/Bellamy type option.

    Sissoko needs to leave in the summer. On bis day he is excellent but 1 good game a month isnt enough for one of our Purples, we know he wants out so just let him, get good money and replace with 1 or 2 top players- Redmond plus another.

    So relieved we got the win yesterday though, 2 weeks rest, players fitter and returning hipefully, Leicester will give us a serious game though, Vardy could have Colo on toast unless we stop the supply and give him some cover.

  • 13 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    It is a bit worrying that these performances yesterday seems to be more common than those against Norwich!

    Personally I don’t see that change under Pardew…I mean McClaren!

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    But the three point was massive…and the next two games are equally important.

  • 15 expatmag // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:29 AM


    You are right when you take into account yesterdays performance and the ones I unfortunately witnessed against Watford and Sheffield Wednesday on my recent visit to the UK.

    However, there have been signs of a better standard of football under McLaren but it may take the signing of 3 or 4 quality players in January in crucial positions to gain more consistency.

  • 16 geordieboy83 // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Sissoko has been brilliant in the 3 games prior to yesterday, yesterday he was no worst than anybody else. People would rather keep Anita who at his absolute best offers very very little, but want to get rid of sissoko who can be as dominant a force there is, when he’s on fire. I don’t get it. He had a crap game but I never saw him stop running still as we were being battered down the flanks continuously

  • 17 geordieboy83 // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:36 AM


    Entitled to your opinion mate, but how can you say that? Swansea, Man United, West Ham and Watford weren’t great, but Southampton was good, arsenal a hell of a performance considering, Chelsea, Norwich, Stoke, Sunderland, even City to a degree were great to watch

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Expat…I never thought the problem under Pardew had to do with a lack of quality players (not saying great players doesn’t help…or al least should help) and I don’t think it’s the problem under McClaren either…

  • 19 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Nice to get a win having a bad day at the office and especially before a international break in the season.

    Elliot – brilliant
    Colo – outstanding
    Perez – good
    rest below average looked like they did not want to be there – small ground crowd next to the pitch.

    Yesterday looked like a old fashioned 3rd round cup tie between a Premiership Team and a non-league, league one, two team and guess who looked like the lower league team!!

  • 20 JDdubai // Nov 8, 2015 at 7:51 AM


    Think i said yesterday the performance reminded me of the Brighton cup games. No effort, no interest, just jogging around and a smaller team playing us off the park.

  • 21 sing in the corner // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Respect your opinion fella, but ‘Colo outstanding’ is for me a bit strong. He was ok, and it’s nice to see a bit of improvement. But he continues to make errors at key times. I don’ t like how loose he gets, probably because his pace is disintegrating but he stands off way too much. He plays like an old fashioned sweeper. He goes towards the ball / ball watches when it is coming down the flanks, leaving big space to run into in the penalty area? Yesterday he kept dropping off 2 yards, showing his man down the side when he’s in a central position. A few times this resulted in his man going past him and getting a shot off. Thankfully the clear MOTM saved him and others repeatedly.
    Right at the end he should have scored when Thauvin put in a great free kick but he shut his eyes and dropped his head which sent it too high.
    If we had conceded a goal or even two from all the chances Bournemouth would have deservedly won and we would have been lambasting him and Tiote along with the rest.

  • 22 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    the reason I thought he was outstanding was he threw his body on the line yesterday heading blocking shots crosses and was not going to loose the game if he could help when the rest of the outfield around him tried there hardest to give the game to Bournemouth.

  • 23 sing in the corner // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    He did show commitment, very true. It was a strange performance in the context of the last three. We were lacklustre. I would echo what someone said last night. The three players who I think have been the most impressive lately were all really out of sorts for whatever reason. Particularly Wij and Sissoko and to an extent Mitro, although his flick / set up for the goal was sublime..

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    geordieboy…I would expect a good performance once in a while, but I wouldn’t agree all those were great performances.

    …some were s one half performance and other s demonstration on half ineffective the team is

  • 25 Ron Knee // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Following the recent pattern of matches, we played well against Stoke but didn’t win; we played badly against Bournemouth but won. So against Leicester we should either play well and win or play badly and lose.

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    *these s’s are suppose to be an a, but apparently my phone thinks an s can stand alone in English!

  • 27 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Midfield an absolute disgrace. Anita, Gini and Sissoko all absolutely pathetic, Tiote maybe the best of a very bad bunch. Something needs to happen quickly. I don’t know what. Probably too much is wrong to right the ship before the end of the season. Charnley, Carr, McLaren and about half of the squad should go but that won’t happen, obviously. Lost for words really. The most unworthy three points you’ll ever see.

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    *and half ineffective should read how ineffektive…

  • 29 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    The rest did not want to be there – long journey, murky, cold and wet small ground – why am I here!!
    Been lucky so far this season been warm and sunny most games BUT got to get use to more cold wet afternoons as we we struggle playing like we did

  • 30 gaz 44 // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    I actually think the 2 centre backs had decent games it’s hard when you have janmaat and dummet either side who were having poor games any way constantly being left exposed by Gini and sisocks and in front of them I have absolutely no idea what Anita was playing at. The formation didn’t work yesterday but credit to mclaren he rectified it put 5 in the middle and then we never looked like conceding even though we continued to be poor.. End of the day I’d rather win ugly in the position we are in.. Feel the criticism of mitro is a bit harsh, the only bit of service he got he created a goal, defended well at set pieces also

  • 31 catchy in norway // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:38 AM


    I’m in the camp of they were great performances, for various reasons,

    People focus on 6 goals , and yes that part was embarrassing , but the first 45 we were very good, only goofy for me let us down. It was a 25 min spell where a couple of players let us down Krul being the biggest one, he should have done a lot better with most of them IMO,

    I call them great because of where we were coming from, a total losing mentality, no one taking responsibility, to playing like a team again.

    Yesterday was good for the teams confidence , it will give them a boost, they stuck together as a team and won as a team.

    Great to see

    What also was great was Shteve did not come out and sugar coat it , he said we were second best to almost everything , but the keeper had a blinder. Saying what we all seen , also letting the players know we were lucky and they can not do that and get results all the time.

    Onwards and upwards

    6 pointer with palace coming up soon , if we are lucky that could be the game we draw level with them

  • 32 lochinvar // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Watched MOD for the first time for a few weeks thinking it was safe to do so. Not so sure know – that was dire. No corners and only 3 crosses compared to 26 from Bournmouth.
    Why don’t we have any consistency ? Is it because certain players -Sissoko ? dictate the pace we play at ?
    Will of course take the result nevertheless.
    Commentator described Colo as “Newcastle Folk Hero ” – nah , Bob Dylan maybe .
    Will we move up the League or is “the answer blowing in the wind my friends ” ?

  • 33 Ron Knee // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Some of the highlights:

  • 34 OneAlanShearer // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    We still need sissoko but I’d buy a right winger, defensive midfield playmaker, centre back and a keeper plus an experienced striker. Mitrovic and perez are great talents but if either get injured or we need another option we are very limited. Cisse looks finished, Riviere is no striker. Anita is not good enough. Tiote is average at best. Colo has done ok but we need to replace him as first choice centre back and captain. Elliot had the game of his life but we need a keeper to challenge Krul with real quality.

  • 35 Harley // Nov 8, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    I couldn’t care less if we played bad and won. That’s a good trait to have.

    We played loads better against Sunderland and Stoke and got 1 point. I remember battering Man U under keegan and schmeichel keeping everything out and then they scored with their one chance.

    These things happen in football, it happens with all teams.

    3 points away from home at any ground these days are massive.

  • 36 geordieboy83 // Nov 8, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    This is our best run of form for a long time haha 2 wins a draw and a loss in our last 4. Dizzy heights are coming. 2 clean sheets in a row. Lots of positives

    Also on thauvin he’s actually quite a big kid, thought he was a short arse never really paid attention to it

  • 37 rowly // Nov 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    No doubt the performance was awful and we deserved to lose 5-1. For me mbemba collo dummett and Elliot were our only decent performers while cisse and Thauvin actually looked ok coming off the bench. 4-4-2 was a total disaster in that match as they piled forward outnumbering us everywhere. It was so obvious and the change happened too late when we should have been a long way behind. We need tidy passing centre midfielders (like cabaye) to compete this season as Anita and tiote look awful. I also think colback isn’t good enough due to the fact he only passes backwards

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