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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

  • gaz 44

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #201

    pfa team of year
    krul Simpson Taylor Collocini Taylor Ben arfa tiote cabaye guittierez Rodney cisse and ba ..czesny kompany rooney van persie perch shola

  • lee1892

    Apr 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #202

    Check this video out lads…. ive watched it 4 times.. The Fall and Rise of NUFC


  • Tino asprilla

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #203

    I thought colo has already been named in team of the year. Nufc i europe and my first post…… What a day lol

  • north_country_boy

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #204

    Just checked the odds for league champions next year and some lunatic has got us at 150/1 and Liverpool at 18/1…what the fcuk have they been watching in the last few months??!!

  • Pecorino ( will let you figure it out)

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #205


    HAHAHAHAHH what a moron

  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #206

    To be fair even if we had won the league this season we’d still probably be favourites to go down next season lol

  • Tooooon

    Apr 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #207

    I am absolutely delighted by our results, ecstatic. Unlike some supporters I’m not going to turn around and thank Ashley or Llambias, with open arms for the clubs achievements; although in the long turn it has (up until now) worked out, I don’t believe we had to go through all that turmoil when he first took over.

    I believe most of the work is down to the players, and the wiz who decided that we didn’t need overrated, overpaid aged English players, but instead we needed some fresh hungry younger players has totally worked out.

    I actually BELIEVE we can make it into the CL, if you consider us to Tottenham who are completely hopeless at the moment, and to a stuttering Chelsea who are almost lucky to claw through their results, we are the team in form.

    I’ve seen us play every single game this season, and we have improved massively, to a team who at the start of the season clawed out results to now a team who confidently dominated and commands nearly every game.

  • bills-son

    Apr 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #208

    Spuggy – great posts.


  • Owldman

    Apr 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #209

    Toastie Simmo was struggling most of the second half all credit to the lad he stuck it out as long as he could must have been in some pain for a while

  • LooneyToon41

    Apr 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #210

    It’s being mentioned a few times above, but i’d like to echo that Santon really is beginning to look the business!

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