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Quotes From Williamson, Krul And Pardew On Newcastle Win

Mike Williamson insists that Newcastle can still qualify for the European Champions League next season, following our 2-0 victory over Liverpool yesterday.

Mike Williamson marking Andy Carroll yesterday

A second Papiss Cisse brace of goals  in successive games for Newcastle,  left us level on 53 points with Chelsea.

Newcastle are in sixth place in the Premier League, five points behind Arsenal in third place, and now a full 11 points ahead of Liverpool in 8th place.

Mike Williamson said  this of Sunday’s win:

“It’s massive, it keeps the momentum going and the dream alive of as high a finish as possible”

“If we keep playing like that and working hard then anything’s possible.”

Newcastle’s Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, who has conceded only one goal in the last three games,  paid some compliments to Williamson and James Perch in central defense, and James again played  great for the Magpies.

This is what Tim said:

“Williamson and Perchy were outstanding, they blocked everything – I didn’t have to make a proper save today.”

“Cisse is a fantastic striker, a proper goalscorer. He’s a typical number nine for Newcastle and I’m happy we signed a top-class player like him.”

The returning Andy Carroll’s miserable day – a very miserable day in truth,   started when he was booked for diving, as he tried to round goalkeeper Tim Krul in the penalty area.

And it ended with the former Newcastle number 9  being booked,  and then after 79 minutes he stormed off and down the tunnel ripping his Liverpool shirt off in the process, after being substituted.

This is what Tim Krul said about Carroll’s diving incident after 10 minutes:

“I never touched him,”“He dived. He was looking for a penalty which all strikers try and do, but the referee was in a good position and he made the right decision.”

And on the first half possible hand-ball by Danny Simpson,  which could have cost Newcastle a penalty and a sending off, this is what Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to say about that one:

“It hit Simpson high on the shoulder, I’d be very surprised if the referee gives that – it’s not a hand sticking out, I thought it was fine.”

And was Papiss offside for that second goal?

Of course not – but it didn’t stop the TV commentators from trying to prove it was offside throughout the game, and this is what Alan Pardew had to say about the possible offside:

“That little touch, by that time the Liverpool player is level and he’s onside,” “It’s a rule none of us managers like but that’s how it is.”

And finally Alan tells us what they had to eat last Friday, as Pardew tries to put things on the menu for our players from the different parts of the world.

And it happened to be curried goat for Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba, that all the players and coaches ate for Friday lunch.

This is what Alan said about that:

“We all had curried goat on Friday and delicious it was too. It was Africa Day and we enjoyed it. The curry helped!”

“It was Cisse’s best performance yet for us.”  “We have the new No.9 but I felt for Andy today,”  “He is a terrific lad and has had a tough year.”

“But from our side of the coin we have Cisse and long may his form continue. His hold-up play gave Carragher a tough day.”  “Two great goals, fantastic finishes and Cisse’s all-round performance was excellent.” 

“If someone said we’d be in the Europa League after this season, I would snap their hands off.”   “We have won three out of three now, and with seven games to go,  we have Swansea away next. We are in good shape.”

“Hopefully we will get enough points to get into Europe.”

Papiss Cisse is fast making a name for himself with 7 goals in 7 appearances for the Magpies.   And  we put out an article this morning on his goal-scoring prowess at the other clubs he’s played for,  and he has 122 goals at the rate of about one goal every two games,  in his 247 appearances.

That’s about what Alan Shearer managed throughout his career at Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle,  with an amazing 379 goals in 733 total appearances.

Papiss looks a real star to us.

Comments welcome.

252 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #241

    toon tang – the defence rests. 🙂

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #242


    That’s a minimum but I’d got with that for starters. Would also like to see another FB who can double as CB and good in the air as backup, though Perchino has proved a lot of us wrong the last three months.

    Isn’t it great how Pards has managed to improve some of the squad players this season.?

  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #243

    Yea I hope we evolve in the way Spurs has.
    Most of the money from the Caroll sale is now gone, so finishing as high as we can is important. We know that teams are given so much, depending on their league position.
    We are going to have a fair bit from finishing sixth, and add to that a list of players i believe are due to leave at the end of this season:
    Alan Smith 60,000
    Lovenkrands 15,000
    Guthrie 15,000
    Gosling ?
    Xisco 50,000
    Nile Ranger 15,000
    Leon Best?? perhaps leaving, 30,000
    Simpson, 10,000 perhaps leaving.
    That leaves a fair bit, and given there will be a bit of transfer fees received aswell, we should a fair bit to go in with during the summer. And with Graham Carr having said he’s been going to an average of two or three games a week, we must have a decent shortlist. All looking good so far.

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #244

    Are we all in a good enough frame of mind to put our hands together for Mr Ashley and Mr Lambias – or is that too much to hope for ? TIC

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #245

    @244 i think most of us are

  • Toon Tang

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #246

    ill put me hands together for ashley after summer when we’ve retained our better players. lambias can suckle my oversized, ostrich egg, hand stitched, leather ballbags . heel never get a round of applause . he hast handled himself reet from the start


    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #247

    When they are leaving Newcastle never to return I will put my hands together for them if that counts?

  • davybtoon

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #248

    God we’ve won 3 games in a row n u lot fighting lol some things never change

  • Tino Asprilla

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #249

    Here’s an interesting one.

    Obviously we all want to see us strengthen through the summer (as I’m sure we will) but at the same time we’re all a bit nervous about top players leaving the club.

    If someone were to say you could start the 2012/13 season with exactly the same squad, would you? Guaranteeing no departures, but no new arrivals? Or would you just trust Ashley & Co to pull off another decent window and wait and see who’s on our books come September?

  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #250

    Having said that I think we need a few signings.
    LB, CM, CM, STX2, and perhaps a decent right winger. Without Hatem we could be weak on the right hand side, unless Obertan swaps his right leg with Valencia, and his left with Hatem. Berbatov for Newcastle would be great, and a young striker, maybe that Morata. Sell Leon Best, then that gives us five up front. Enough to cope with tournaments and injuries. And Shola for the sunderland games!

  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #251

    @249 Tino. Great question. The evolution of our transfer policy is very interesting, and of course in line with the reality of Uefa Fair play rules etc. At the moment we don’t have the revenues to pay the very high wages (Liverpool’s wage budget is double that of NUFC), but hopefully, this will change overtime. Right now, i think we have to be realistic and say that selling one our stars might be good business in the long run, regardless of how initially disappointed we may be. Until we get our revenues up to match the so called ‘top six’ we are still a selling club.
    So in answer to your question, having the exact same line up for 2012/2013 means we have been stagnant in the evolution of our transfer policy, so no…i’d prefer us to sell if need be, and re-invest wisely.

  • Owldman

    Apr 4, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #252

    If you go on a tour of St James Park you will be taken to see the dressing rooms you will see what the players favourites are at half time ! Jaffa Cakes & Wine Gums + their high energy drinks

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