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Newcastle Star One Booking Away From Suspension

Alan Pardew knows that Jonas Gutierrez, the Argentine International, who has become a permanent fixture in Newcastle’s side since Alan Pardew arrived, has picked up four yellow cards and he is just one caution away from a one match ban.

Jonas Gutierrez – one yellow card away from one match ban

A number of other Newcastle players are also edging towards their fifth yellow card, and with the squad so small, that’s got to be some concern for the manager.

But in Jose’s case we have a number of wingers only too willing to take their chance if Jonas is suspended, and they include Gabby Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux and Romain Amalfitano.

James Perch also has four yellow cards this season, and James is becoming a solid member of the side, and plays in multiple different positions in the first team, currently filling in for Cheick Tiote in defensive midifeld.

Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye have picked up three cautions, and of course Cheick is serving a three match ban in the Premier League for being sent off against Sunderland.

Here’s the stats on discipline so far this season for each Newcastle player, and this is how Alan addressed the cautions:

“There’s nothing I can do about that.” “That’s not in our thinking. I will cope with the suspensions when they arrive.”

Alan’s right about that, all he can do is to tell Newcastle’s players not to pick up silly yellow cards, but to tell them to pull back in their aggression and tackles on the pitch is a dangerous thing to do.

The lads have to have that bite in the tackle and controlled aggression on the field, but they also need to be sensible and not do daft things that gets them a caution.

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133 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #81


    You will never get every game with players at their bet.

    What you want is 100% effort in every game then you will end up with a lot more good performances than bad ones.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #82

    All Newcastle fans that think things are bad at Newcastle now, please tune into radio Newcastle now, or go on twitter and look at the mackems.

    There’s always someone worse off 🙂

    O’Neill won’t make it to Christmas ,

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #83

    Barcelona playing without a recognised defender and still winning , but if they were in the premiership, would they get away with that?? I dnt really think so.
    probably thats one of the reasons Madrid have caught up with them recently. They definitely need to buy defenders.


    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #84

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    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #85

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #86


    Barcelona are just unique.

    They play unlike anyone else, the fluidity and constant high pressure works for them.

    You question how well they do in this league but they always dominate English teams in the champs league with that style and that’s the best teams we have to offer.

    Their league is underrated too. I think of 1st played 1st all the way down to 20th v 20th between English and Spanish teams there would be a lot more Spanish winners than English.

    Their league looks so 2 teamed simply because barca and real are superb and consistent. Not because other teams are poor really.

  • bills-son

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #87

    The more I see Carroll the more I get baffled by what has happened to his game. He used to be decent at linking play and running the channels but that seems to have disappeared. All he does is challenge for high balls – no matter how good you are at winning those its never a skill that is worth anywhere near £35M and £80K a week. Unless he dramatically improves he will go down as the worst buy of all time – and the best ever sale.

  • Readingmag

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #88

    Agent O’Neil great work, superb. Your being to obviousness though, try not to make your arch rivals cult figure as your top scorer your own top goal (joint) in Oct 2012. Get your team to at least score some goals, or your cover will be busted. blame the fans and shit signings from Agent Bruce He is right behind you (well 13 miles up north). Lastly keep the idiot Catermole on the pitch, its just a matter of time until He sees read again. Everton next week. loose by the odd goal and blame a bad decision… The idiots will be confused for weeks. Try and last until Jan, buy some more rubbish as previously discussed, get Wellbeck for 20 Million (he must CityFBI) , and try Adebayor

  • coccolini

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #89

    I get the impression that nobody thinks we have played well this season? At least not continuously, it’s been fairly frustrating. Yeah a win tomorrow would stick us in the top 6 with game vs Swansea and west ham to come. The top 3 look like they will pull away but 4,5,6th after wide open. If we get a decent run together we will be right up there, if we’re a top 8 team playing poorly, what are we when we play well?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #90

    Cheers for that

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #91


    For me there are a few things with Carroll.

    1) he loved playing for Newcastle, it got more effort out of him I think

    2) he had half a good season in the PL, lots do that without ever kicking on and players get found out, can’t always adapt

    3) he has had a lot of injuries past 2 years, little niggles to keep him out and stop him getting rhythm.

    4) constantly being told you aren’t good enough after being billed as the next big thing can’t so your confidence any good at all

    He has fallen so far from grace through injuries, new club and a manager that doesn’t back him and play to his style.

    He might never have kicked on into a world class striker but he could have become a good, solid 10-15 goal a season striker which is a good achievement.

    Hopefully he can find form again.

  • toonLYF

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #92

    good post Transfer Sage, and very very true. I think Barca/Real would walk the EPL, and Athletico Madrid (better than Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea) would finish top 3 comfortably, then there’s Bilbao – top 5-6 (probably better than Spurs), Valencia probably equal/better than us, Liverpool, Everton.

    It’s more to do with the fact our league is overrated quality wise. Drama wise, it’s the best. But i’d say the Bundesliga, BBVA and maybe even Serie A have more consistent quality throughout.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #93

    Toon lyf

    I think premier league I just as good as German, similar level all around.

    I think the Italian league is weaker, it’s not going through its best phase.

    I think barca and real would have to work hard for the league but I reckon they would win by a possible 10 or so point margin

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #94

    Transfer Sage

    Please re-read my comment mate. Hahaha I think U rushed into responding without quite understanding my point.

    I said, would they get away with it, without any recognised defender on the pitch. With a dm at CB and two wingbacks.
    I never said their league is weak or whatever.

  • toonLYF

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #95

    Transfer Sage…

    Bundesliga – i’d say Dortmund and Bayern could both win our league with points to spare; alot of German teams are powerful teams with injections of pace, 7-8 of those teams would stand out massively in the EPL, and would occupy perhaps 4 out of the top 7 spots.

    My point about Serie A is that there’s quality throughout, basically i believe their lesser teams would beat our lesser teams, and their average teams would be pushing on in our top half.
    Juve i think could win the EPL, AC have faded, however Roma, Udinese, Inter, Lazio…all fantastic footballing teams with superstars everywhere you look. Underrated league i think.

  • bills-son

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #96

    Transfer Sage, what AC had with us was a team totally set up for his game and he had the advantage of being an unknown in the Prem. As you say the burden of carrying a £35M fee and playing at LPool where the team didnt revolve around him has affected him. However, I think that AC’s limitations have been exposed rather than his strengths being developed. I hope the lad finds some form soon or he’ll struggle to justify a place in West Ham’s team.

    Changing subject, Shaka Hislop’s caribbean geordie accent is hoot to hear on ESPN. Unlike listening to O’Neill who sounded like someone totally peed off with football in his press conference yesterday. I think O’Neill could be Sunderland’s Strachan, a spent force.

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #97


    I disagree, yes barca and Madrid could potentially win the league, but walk it?? I dnt think so.
    The premiership is physically demanding and we have specialist long ball teams, who are very physical and have small pitches. Those teams would win the league, but it would be far far from easy.
    In Spain most teams play football, they pass it around etc. In England we have teams that are great in the air, have physically strong defenders
    Look at the barca Chelsea games. Barca would have to play games like that every week mate, remember there is no winter break, and the carling cup the FA cup and champions league. And with them not having a great deal of CB’s they will find it really really tough.
    Yes they could win it. But to say walk it!!! I disagree.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #98


    I responded to your comment then the rest was just a general opinions of the leagues, not an argument directed at you.

    Should have separated the two clearer. sorry about that.

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #99

    Transfer Sage

    Fair play mate 🙂

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #100

    tarie4- Spot on. As they currently play they would be found out defensively in the PL. They tried very hard to bring in David Luiz from Chelsea who would have been a perfect fit for their passing style of play.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #101


    I think the winter break is a myth used by English managers.

    Barca and real play more games than your average prem league team a season.

    So by having 2 weeks off at Christmas means they have their games squashed into a smaller time frame. I personally think it makes little difference as it only seems to affect English players at international tournaments and not an foreign lads in the prem league.

    And good point about Chelsea. But not many teams have a defence that good, and also barca created a lot of chances they would normally score.

    I agree they would have to play against a more defensive set up here but at the same time they would have the quality to break most down.

    Madrid on the other hand would totally walk the league. They have pace, power, skill, flare…they are the most rounded, complete team in the world.

    Barca are amazing but their set up is suited for their league ( sensible but still would do a good job in any league, remember in champions league teams park the bus and they inevitably break then down.

  • t00ntime

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #102

    Lol barca and real wud not walk our league. Almost every team in the premier league plays driffrent. We dont out class other leagues but constantly changing tactics and playing against rough defenders week in week out. Lots of mid week games etc i wud still back man utd/chelsea to win if barca/real were in our league atleast until they are used to the league.

    + real madrid wud be bankrupt if they played in the epl. I’m sure i read sumwhere that real are backed by spanish banks, which wudnt happen in england

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #103


    Finance would be different as barca and real get 70% of tv money for their league between just themselves.

    But I’m more on about style of play.

    They play just as many games in a season if not more than English teams so Fitness isn’t an issue.

    I remember barca criticised arsenal as fabregas was so much below the fitness levels of their players when he arrived and he claimed to be one of the fitter players at arsenal

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #104

    A win tomorrow would really kick start our season! Would take us to 6th. The only problem is………. we always play woeful at Anfield!

  • toonLYF

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #105

    tarie –

    good points, but i was going on the fact both Real and Barca are very noticably better and more consistent than the current best our league has to offer (City/United/Chelsea) – and just think about how many points those finish with as apposed to the phyical specialist teams you speak of (Stoke, Norwich, West Ham?).

    In those Barca/Chelsea matches, Barcelona were clearly the better side, that was there for all to see. Turning your point round, would Chelsea etc get THAT lucky every week. Definitely not.

    I definitely stick by the fact our league is overrated due to the high levels of drama. Drama doesn’t mean quality.

    Which comes to my final point which has been spoken about by many – How would Barca fair in a cold rainy night at Stoke. They’d simply wipe the floor with them. Quality reigns supreme over playing styles etc, almost every time.

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #106

    Transfer Sage

    Yes they play more games, but thats not my point is it.
    My point is that nearly all teams in the Spanish league play football. They pass and move, Swansea would be right at home there. What separates the EPL from la liga is not the amount of games, but the physicality of it. If U watched the barca Chelsea games, in the last 15-20 mins, barca ran out of ideas and steam. And Chelsea grew into the game and looked comfortable.
    My point is, in the EPL we have big strong defenders and big centre forwards and specialist long ball teams and small pitches. Barca would play games like the chelsea one every single week, be it in the league or cup games. I feel they would struggle and be found out.
    Yes they might win the league (quality always shows) but it will be very very difficult, they would definitely not walk it.

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #107

    Transfer Sage- Do you factor into your thinking the physicality required to perform in the PL. Allied to game scheduling in the PL I don’t really think that you should realistically seek to draw any direct comparison between excelling in European competition and performing at the same level of excellence in our very different league. It’s the old chestnut of Grimsby on a wet Wednesday evening in January. LOL

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #108


    I do not dispute that the EPL is overrated. I am just saying that barca and Madrid would not find it as easy to win the epl like the la liga. thats all. They would not definitely walk it. Definitely.

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #110

    Ian Toon

    That’s exactly my point. The physicality of the premier league is a major major factor, and during their winter break, thats wen we play like 4-5 games in those two and a half weeks.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #111

    this one just shows how good our forwards are feeding of scraps


    sad thing is pardew gets these stats, and a whole lot more,, it is only him that can make it better..

    more focus should be put on playing in the other half in training,, instead of defending,,,

    and im not saying go gung hoh at every team, but we defend for our lives against poor teams,, west brom may be having a good season so far, but they are still an average team in the prem, we made them look like contenders,,

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #112

    tarie4- exactly. Sky largely dictate game scheduling. You only need to look at the nigh impossible game programme our best sides have to contend with if they advance in the European competitions.

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #113

    catchy in norway

    Interesting read that, but if U are to use stats comparing last seasons start to this seasons, it kinda undermines ur statistics. By the 9th game last year we had only played arsenal and spurs who were top 4 quality.
    This year we have played Chelsea, man U, spurs and Everton who per game create more chances than ur qpr’s scum etc. So its not surprising that teams are creating more chances this term against us than last season after 9 games.

    Those are just some weaknesses of that article but an interesting read nonetheless

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #114


    but we have not played 9 top teams,,,

    the prem is not an easy league, but with the players we have,(not talking about league position here) we should be higher up the charts on a lot of things,, we are second bottom only to sunderland, and we all admitted they where a shit team,,

    on paper , our squad is good enough to fight for 5th place, along with everton, liverpool, spurs, , in reality we are playing like a team closer to the bottom than the top,,

    regardless of what i think of some of our players not being good enough, i think most of us can see that we need our midfield higher up the pitch,,

    i think this may help our defence to,

  • nick_9

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #115

    Catchy in Norway I’m with you mate, in my opinion we are playing rubbish with no movement are only really have santon and Ben Arfa looking like they can create something (young ferguson also). That being said we are still in the mixer as it is early days, a win tomorrow and the league starts to look a lot better with a couple of winnable home games next. I’m not negative but I come on this blog to read other Nufc fans views and vent my frustration or air my views, my gripe is that we have some good players in Ben Arfa, santon, cisse and Ba that could all be very lethal but we aren’t creating enough. Imagine how many Ba and cisse could score if we actually looked like we could string five passes together and create something. I think the next game at home is West Ham right? Or is it Swansea then West ham? Anyway whoever it is I hope we really take it to them, all guns blazing.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #116

    If we turn in another poor 1st half, Pardew needs to lay into them, like this – http://youtu.be/obixCOVTVwY

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #117

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    that was class,, in ya can bring ya f**king dinna


    all i know is BA&CISSE could both get 20 plus goals if the service is right,, if ARS had BA right now,, they would be top of the league,,,

    we have the players,,, set them free,, lets see what they can do,

  • nick_9

    Nov 3, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #118

    Ahahaha what a class video

  • tarie4

    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #119

    catchy in norway

    I am not disputing that. But a win tomorrow and we are 6th playing shit as we are. But thats not an argument I want to get into. I’m just saying stats have weaknesses. For example U say AP sees the stats but does nothing about it etc (re you post at Nov 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM)
    But those stats will say Williamson is a better defender than Saylor and is only second to vertogen of spurs in the whole league. But if AP picks him ahead of Saylor tomorrow, half the pple here will moan. (as per past games)

    now we are 3 points above the bindippers, but have a look at their stats

    As someone said in the comments there. The most important stat is the points U have on the board.

    a win tomorrow and we are a point of fifth. I could not careless (im sure most aggree with me) about how poor our stats are mate.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #120

    Pards can manage the club so long as Magpie from Lithuania picks the team and then everything would be just about hunky dory as far as I can tell.


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