Newcastle Star Reveals Some Hard Days After Everton Debacle


Last Wednesday was supposed to be the introduction of our new team after Newcastle had done well in the transfer market with the acquisition of four new players.

Yes, it was a difficult game at Everton but there was hope because The Toffees were going through a really tough spell and what better time to get a good result at Goodison Park?

But it didn’t exactly turn out that way with 10 of our players asleep in the first half – and only Rob Elliot keeping Newcastle in the game with some alert saves.

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Moussa Sissoko tussles with Bryan Oviedo at Goodison

And when Everton went ahead in the first half they even seemed shocked by the goal from Aaron Lennon – it was so easy – and that gave them great confidence to go on and win the game.

We ended up being beaten by a score of 3-0 after two of our more inexperienced players – Aarons and Lascelles – gave penalties away in the last few minutes – so 3-0 looked as through we were taken apart to the casual observer.

While it wasn’t that bad – it wasn’t good either – and once again when our hopes were high Newcastle turned in another unacceptable below-par performance.

Moussa Sissoko has talked about that today and he admits there were some tough days after the game before our lads decided to turn up against West Brom in front of 50,000 Geordies and then gave one of their best displays of the season and win 1-0.

Did we say Newcastle were completely inconsistent this season?

This is what Moussa has said today:

“Away from home, sometimes we have played well but lost – of course, I am not talking about Everton which was bad – but now we have to be consistent and show what we are capable of not just at home but away from home too.”

“The players who have come in will help us stay up. The club has brought in some very good players. We now have a good team.” “I believe for the rest of the season, we can look at it positively and we can play some good football and win some games.

“We deserved to beat West Brom so we are very happy. This week will feel much better for us than last week after Everton. They were some hard days for us.

“But now we have a tough game coming up against Chelsea on Saturday, We have not picked up results away from home but now we believe we can go there and get something.”

Our next chance at getting something out of an away game is at Chelsea on Saturday – and it would be great to get a draw or a win there – before we start our 18 day hiatus before we play at Stoke City.

But all 11 of our players will need to turn up for that game if we are get something in London.

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108 comments so far

  • BandB

    Feb 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    We have also played badly away and won, Moussa.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Errrrmm yeahhhhh…Actually sometimes we have played well away for parts of a half. I can’t think of a whole hatful of sparkling performances where we came away with nowt.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #3

    24Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Lilongwe- Catchy always decries the 2011-2012 (5th placed finish season – largely because Pardew was managing the toon) as a season of poor football. Well looking back on it I don’t. You could though almost view the better performancesas when Cabaye and Tiote were playing together and when they weren’t .
    There were resounding home wins against Liverpool 2-0, ManU 3-0, Stoke 3-0. Away from home beating Chelsea 2-0 ( Cisse 2 one a wonder goal), beating Swansea 2-0 and beating mackems 1-0 – all of which aforementioned games they were both playing.
    We had two big away defeats at Spurs where we lost 5-0 without Cabaye and Tiote. At Fulham we lost 5-2 where Cabaye played but not Tiote.
    Simplistically games are more often than not won or lost in midfield. We’ve been trying to get the balance right ever since with various midfield combinations. Tiote looked like the warrior of old v WBA and he freed up Shelvey just as Colback had done against WHU. I would hope Tiote is around until at least the end of the season.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Lil

    Your opinion on matches is exactly that , your opinion, what you see as good , some might say it is bad or vice versa.

    My opinion is that for most games Shteve has got it right, we have created loads of great chances and not stuck them away only to be punished for not doing so, I have been on here a few times after loses and said openly that it was Shteves fault , like the Everton game.

    We have went from a team that hoofs it from back to front, passing it sideways and backwards to a team that pretty much plays the ball forward on the deck, INVOLVING the MF not bypassing it.

    if you have given your opinion on how we have played after every match, you would notice we play good football but don’t score enough of the opertunities we create, hardly a Shteve problem, players need to look at themselves for that one.

    On the table and where we finish, if we are not going to win the league, then I would like to be entertained, regardless of the division we are in, I personally don’t get paid from the club, nor do I have any control over where money is spent, so why would I care where we finish? . Like I have said many times play good football create chances and you will finish in a decent place.

    Jail

    Pardew believes he plays on the front foot football, so I guess it’s all about prospective. I personally believe that you need to know how to coach to be able to play good football.
    If you want to win something you need good tactics as well as being a good coach. P45 said his strength was defence??? Wow we sure lost a lot of games and conceded a heap of goals to boot

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Good afternoon ladies and gents.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    IanT

    are you kidding me , you have just mentioned 2 of the games we played really poor and won, Man u, 3 super long balls , 3 goals, and chelsea battered us for 90 mins, and cisse pulled 2 goals out of nothing..

    you say about Tiote and Cabaye,, that was half of the crime,, Cabaye played as a DMC along side of tiote, and was joined by Jonas in that position, Cabaye could tackle, but his best position is higher up the pitch, which he demonstrated very well when both him and HBA played up front with Cisse for 6 games, where they PLAYED football…

    but you keep up your warped sence of history.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #7

    catchy,
    Pardew was might have been a factor but the cowardly and treacherous decisions not to add any players to a thread bare squad after finishing fifth was a huge factot.

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  • Mag52

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda.

    The way in which certain bloggers, you’re not the only one, go on about our injured players as if they are swinging the lead at the club’s expense is, IMO, way out of order.
    Taylor’s attitude on the pitch, every chance he has to get on, demonstrates that he would certainly rather be out their earning his living, than lying on the recovery table or building up his wasted muscles in the gym.
    These young guys have a short enough career as it is and it’s by no means easy to reach the level of ability that Steven Taylor has reached. To pour scorn on them when they are out of action, injured, is frankly despicable.

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  • Spoof

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Ian Toon

    correct me if I’m wrong, but defensively that season were we not the tightest in the league up until Taylor getting his injury against Chelsea, which then opened the flood gates as we witnessed against Spurs and Fulham, it was only rescued due to a different and more attacking approach due to the addition of Cisse and the inclusion of what became an in form Ben Arfa.

    Tiote and Cabaye compared to Anita and Colback is a non contest, but with an inform Tiote and Shelvey then we are back to what we had then, but will SM be able to use them effectively, I have my doubts especially away from home, and lets not forget the importance of Taylor, what a crying shame that his entire career has been blighted my injury as he is a fantastic CB when fit and healthy as he was at the beginning of that 5th place finish season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Where’s Jibberish since Ed went all IP on our asses?

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  • toon kk

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s a big ask for our squad to preform well for two games on the trott, we usually like a week or two to have a break before putting a hard shift in again.
    Half of our squad simply don’t turn up so the rest just follow suit.
    We have a lot to prove as whether we’re a premier league team or not.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m sure a doctor of computer science knows how to beat a troll or two.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Catchy – Don’t take my word for it . This is what SAF had to say at the time:
    We started reasonably well – the goalkeeper made a good save from Nani and we had a good chance when Wayne Rooney was through and the ball ran under his foot. That was a great opportunity and if we’d taken it, we could have gone on to win the game.

    “Newcastle scored not long after that. It was a fantastic goal and it really got their fans up. They became aggressive, they got stuck right into us and made it difficult for us. It (Ba’s goal) was a great hit on the volley and the second one just after half-time – a marvellous free-kick, you have to give the boy credit – was a killer for us. That really put them in the driving position, they were very difficult to beat after that.
    “We didn’t make enough of our possession with the ball. We had some chances after that (at 0-2) and a shot knocked off the line. You’ve got to take your chances away from home. We didn’t play well enough to win the game.

    “The own goal just summed up the whole night to be honest, but take nothing away from Newcastle, they fought hard and deserved their victory, no question.”
    I was at the game and remember at outstanding Ba performance.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #14

    YoungMagpie –

    Hiya kidda.

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  • Mr Observant

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #15

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Repost

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley
    June 23, 2015
    WWSBRD

    Multi-account? I have been reading but only vaguely since i just finished my first year at college today, is it something i need to be aware of?

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 8, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    This blog has way more wums now then it did back when I was 15. I miss the Welsh and Jeff days…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #16

    We also got beat 4-0 of Wigan, 4-2 off Norwich that season, and they still didn’t buy any defenders in the summer.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #17

    The marvellous free kick was by Cabaye. SJP hasn’t rocked as much since.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail for Ashley

    jail,, there both 2 different things, which will be proved once again by P45 at Palace, he seems to have a huge say in who comes in down there,, i dont think he can be trusted in the recrutment side of things.

    going from 5th to 4th bottom was not because we didnt buy anyone, there was enough in the squad to at least finish mid table, there was no excuse for us not try to play any kind of football at all during that season, as IMO opinion he bottled it even against the very poor teams who we had a miles better squad than.
    early rounds in Europe where mostly played by kids who won games , so he did mix it up…

    simple fact is he is and was not good enough

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  • Mr Observant

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #19

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Sooooo, ermm hey guys. Im new to this site. I have read for a couple of weeks and decided that i really want to discuss newcastle united with fellow fans considering that there arent any newcastle fans around my area. 🙂

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Mr observant

    What is that trying to prove?

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail for Ashley

    it is a fact,, the club did not buy when they should have.

    but it is also a fact that you dont need the best players in the world to play football.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 9, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib
    How are you ?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Mister T

    Who? I missed Sunday night.

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  • hibbitt

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24

    what happened on sunday night thats had such a catastrophic outcome what have i missed ????

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh for crying out loud.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Spoof – You’re right. Saylor ruptured an achilles against Chelsea in the December. He was in the form of his life even being talked about for England but then out for the rest of the season. I agree with your comments of what might have been for Saylor – hoping he has a run of games because we also need strength at CB. Wish he would keep a low profile and forget Hollywood and it’s showtime!

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  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Repost from the earlier thread advocating big changes at the Club.

    I’ve posted in the hope that chat may move away from the subject of multi-faceted mischief makers.

    Fat chance of that but…

    Ed

    You make the point that we need major changes implemented before the new Prem season starts – assuming of course we’re still in it.

    But while you focus on the need for a credible manager/HC and of course good players in key positions, you’ve overlooked the most important part of the overhaul required to take the Club forward. Have you overlooked the facts that McClaren was selected and appointed by the very same incompetents who didn’t spend £81m too wisely and left us short of a Prem-experienced striker, a CB and a LB. Charnley and his partner in turning the Club in the state it’s in should be the first to be replaced or in Carr’s case, his authority and influence reduced.

    And, it appears that the U21s are third bottom of their league so Ashley should include a review of the youth scouting and development arrangements and personnel.

    The Club is in one helluva mess and one can only question why Charnley hasn’t developed and proposed a recovery plan to Ashley? Maybe the answer’s there in the word incompetent to be an MD a massive business.

    It’s not going to be an overnight fix

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  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Catchy

    Have you thought about offering your campaigning services to the Crystal Palace who aren’t happy with their manager?

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  • Ravensd

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #29

    If we do stay up we need to spend some real money to improve our development and fitness staff. We are ruining our young talent by not sending them out on loan as much as they need which in large part is down to the fact our injury record is atrocious. Is it the turf? Are we pushing too hard in training or not hard enough? Surely a consultant exists to review our processesand make suggestions because we cant maintain this injury record and hope to challenge for anything substantial

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Tsunki…are you sure it’s wasn’t about Belfast? Sounded like him 😉

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Glad to be back after a whole weekend of no telephone or internet due to the weather

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    How are we all?

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #33

    chancel

    that must have been hell

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #34

    What kind of weather did you have Chancel?

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #35

    lesh

    i have a job here, i think shteve is doing a better job than most give him credit for, they dont like the guy, but himt that the football is good,, mind boggeling

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Beermokey

    Not really tbh, Only come back on this afternoon, been a tad boring though lol

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Jesper

    it’s all the high winds and rain, Sky is useless in bad weather

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Catchy- Give it a rest until the end of the season. Your comments could have more validity then!

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #39

    ian,,,

    why should i always wait? most weeks we play football,, proof enough for me mate..

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  • BandB

    Feb 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Hiya Chancel

    Lovely to see you back………………………..

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