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Alan Pardew – Newcastle Players Deserve The Plaudits

It must be very pleasing for a manager like Alan Pardew to see his team give such an accomplished performance yesterday, when the pressure was really on our lads.

Yohan Cabaye – after scoring yesterday

And before we scored that first goal,  Newcastle maybe looked a little tentative in the build up, and the TV commentators were saying such daft things like the pressure was getting to the Newcastle players.

But then after two great goals in just four minutes, we didn’t hear them say that for the rest of the game, as Newcastle were quite easily the better side yesterday at St. James’ Park.

Alan Pardew has given a multitude of interviews since the game finished yesterday, and he will be in great demand after his side won their 6th game in a row:

“To win six on the trot is truly outstanding from the players, they’ll get a few plaudits this week and they deserve them.”  “We were accomplished yesterday.”

” I think it was one of those games where you really needed to focus because Stoke have got great players.”  “We did – we were focused from the start and when we got the first goal, which was a great bit of skill from Hatem and a fantastic header from Cisse.”

“It set us up.”  “We looked comfortable from that moment. We haven’t sent a message out, we’re just doing what we do.”  “Our work ethic was the same, it was our four-pronged attack that won us the game. That’s Hatem, Yohan, Demba and Papiss.”

“They really were in irrepressible form at times. That gives you a chance in games.”  “We now go to Wigan, who got a tough result on Saturday, that’s the next hurdle for us.”  “Cabaye was simply terrific. He scored two great goals but perhaps his pass was better than his goals,” 

“I was on the sidelines and I didn’t even see that run. He’s having to manoeuvre the ball with players left, right and centre so to find that pass is exquisite.”  “It was a good finish by the way, but that will have to go down as one of the best passes I have seen at this stadium.”

It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Newcastle can get their 7th win in a row at the DW Stadium next Saturday, but Newcastle will need to be ready to fight and scrap for every single ball.

That’s something the Spurs players didn’t show yesterday at  QPR, and they paid the penalty,  as the newly promoted side deserved their 3 points with a 1-0 victory.

Keeping the Newcastle players’ feet on the ground will be important for Alan Pardew over the next four games, but the lads will be trying to pick up as many points as possible in that final run-in to the season.

We will also need a number of players in top form in those games, if we are indeed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2003.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

210 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #161

    Am putting this out there I think we will finish 3rd

  • davybtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #162

    Hav we really sold any of our star players yet is the question I would ask, because I hav always rated tiote, colo, Jonas, more highly than Nolan, Barton, Carroll n Jose so I would say we havent, n I did tell everyone last summer pardew wanted Barton n Nolan gone b4 they were sold

  • Pecorino ( will let you figure it out)

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #163

    Santon makes Enrique look like Titus bramble at times….

    What a difference in class its astonishing….

    We could be assembling a good young team something that Arsenal was good at just hope we get good signings over the summer now as for sure players would want to come here…

  • davybtoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #164

    Santon is as good as Jose n he is only 20year old

  • paul_nufc_87

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #165

    At the time i thought losing carroll and enrique was huge as i thought they would be difficult to replace but we have been so good in the transfer market that we have got better players in for bargain prices. Thats why I wouldnt be overly worried despite being very dissapointed if anyone was to be sold. From recent purchases you have to give Pardew and his team complete faith he will take us forward no matter what happens

  • cadete

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #166

    Davybtoon i totally agree on tiote, he is a quality midfielder but 25+ million for him i would let him go bring in quality 5-6 million pound players and we would be stronger as a whole. also maybe is tiote a little injury prone? missed alot of games since xmas if he were to go this could also be a factor

  • toonfan76

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #167

    Sorry for not replying mate, been away from my computer for a bit. I got the job by doing a green collar course set up by the jobcentre. I did 2 days a week for six weeks, then at the end we did a skills test and a maths test, then i got an interview, then a medical after that. Let me know if you need any more info.

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #168

    for 1ce i want 2 c santon as RB, i imagine he would b deadly

  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #169

    Santon is more effective going forward than Carroll, but I don’t think he’s as good as Enrique – yet.

    Mind you, Enrique isn’t looking so good for Liverpool now he has that muppet Downing infront of him, rather than Jonas.

  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #170

    Selling any of our top players, immaterial of the fee would be bad for the squad, we need to build for ourselves and not strengthen clubs we are trying to surpass and replacing the likes of Cabaye, Tiote, HBA, Cisse, Colo or Krul is asking far too much of Carr.
    We have to core of a great squad, we just need to supplement this with some great youngster

  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #171

    Carroll??? I meant Enrique!

    But I guess he’s more effective than carroll as well…

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #172

    why are juventus playing in PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #174

    Indian – It’s the colour of their original away strip

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #175


    They are at home, against Roma

  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #176

    Indian – Sorry mate, meant to say it is their original home kit (only as they were sent the wrong strip back in early 1900)

  • nufc786

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #177

    who would u have santon or Enrique? me?

  • Oleg G

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #178

    The the F happened today?
    I missed a crazy day!

    Liverpool lose again?
    Man U 4-4?
    only 3 points between Man C and Man U. damn. This league is CRAZY!!!

  • bambams

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #179

    i can genuinely say i cannot remember the last time i felt so excited about the future, i do not believe we can win the league but a cup next season is a very good possibility.
    In the meantime i will just have to suffer travelling to one of the European matches !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rknufc

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #180

    does anyone know if the pfa awards will be televised?? also does anyone know around what time the pfa team of the year will be announced

  • bambams

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #181

    SPUGGY @152…….

    Excellent comment, cant argue or criticise anything you have stated. Respect

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #182

    @rknufc i hope ure not expecting any newcastle players to b in that team. they wont look north of manchester, which is bullshit. Collocini has been a rock all season

  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #183

    Has everyone seen the short list for the PFA awards?

    No Kompany, No Krul, No Ba, No Dempsey and yet Scott Parker gets a vote FFS

  • rich_toonfan

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #184


    why are you shocked….parker has had an amazing season, he has not put a foot wrong, commanded the midfield…..oh no wait…

    …he plays for a london based team who were flavour of the month when nominations were made

  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #185

    rich – Your spot on with that mate.

    For me and I’m not being biased but Krul would get young player of the year and player of the year would be between Kompany, RVP and Col as all three have been consistently playing at the top of their game

  • Rodney Cisse

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #186

    eBay has champions league badges, might have to get some ordered in a few weeks

  • bambams

    Apr 22, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #187

    i have just had a look at the payments last season for finishing 4th (arsenal) £13 million, then with tv payments and the like they picked up £53 million for the season 2010/2011

    Not bad eh !

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #188

    Also notice there are no players nominated outside the top six. I can think of a few


  • Levi

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #189

    i loved harry redknapp at the start of the season when he was going on about chelsea shouldnt be talkin about modric then went on was kinda sayin demba ba is his if he wants him. well look at you now lol. i would love pardew to come out and say “well it dont look like simo wants to sign a new deal so i think we will sign kyle walker for the right back spot” lmao i would rather have simo then any one at the moment he has been so consistent. but want to make harry look like a fool.

  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #190

    not being ott but i think cisse could be the best striker ive ever saw play for newcastle, except for possibly shearer. hes fast, strong, can head, unreal finish, skill, passing, control, technique, touch, positioning is fantastic and seems to be perfect for the toon!

    anyways the realisation that Newcastle United are in EUROPE next season has just hit me and sunk in, absolutely chuffed!

  • Shearer.Milburn

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #191

    Cisse the only player to score in 6 consecutive games this season…

  • check the toastie

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #192

    lewy – totally agree, however bzarrely wud go further and say he is better than Shearer, think he cud play for anyone and stand out.

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #193

    Shearer.Milburn – There is only Cisse and C.Ronaldo who in premier league history have managed to score in 6 consecutive games

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #194

    Bit premature to be saying Cisse is better than the Premier Leagues all time top goal scorer isnt it?

  • TheChippedFifth

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #195

    what a cracking weekend of footy and results all around. seeing bender think he had scored and then have it ruled out for the scum was the icing on a very well made cake as well.

    mmmmmm lets hope this cake lasts us till the end of the season.

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #196

    Kyle Walker – PFA Young player of the year

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #197

    RVP – Player of the year

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #198

    Colo in the team of the year!!!

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #199


  • lewytoon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #200

    welldone coloccini!!


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