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Three New Players Who Haven’t Produced At Newcastle

We brought in seven players over the summer that are part of Newcastle’s first team squad this season, and of course one of them – Siem de Jong – is out injured until early next year.

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Remy Cabella – hasn’t come through – yet

Daryl Janmaat and Jack Colback are settling in nicely and playing quite well, and Ayoze Perez is very young and he’s better than we thought he would be – and the 22 year-old already has eight appearances for Newcastle, although most of those are short sub appearances in the Premier League – Ayoze looks like a good acquisition for us and one for the future.

The players who have not produced yet for Newcastle are the following three:

  • Remy Cabella – while Remy showed his skills and scored some goals in preseason,  he has looked a lightweight so far for Newcastle and was dropped to the bench yesterday. His replacement Gabby Obertan had a decent game and an assist for that first goal against Swansea.
    Apparently in training Remy is showing all his skills, but he needs to toughen up physically and not fall down when he gets a physical challenge. This lad’s still a good player, and although he looked a little dejected on the bench yesterday – it’s all part of his education, and it does take time for players to adjust to the English way of playing football.
    Remy has to be handled carefully by manager Alan Pardew, because he can still come (very) good at Newcastle.
  • Emmanuel Riviere – has shown that he’s a very physical player but has found it hard to get goals in the Premier League, but he did score two good goals in the League Cup at Crystal Palace. Manu is adjusting to the Premier league and apparently he’s better when he has another striker playing alongside him.
    That’s what happened yesterday when he came on as Newcastle played 4-4-2 – with Cisse and Riviere up front – and we looked a much more fluent team.
    Hopefully Pardew will play 4-4-2 against Leicester City in our next game – and we may see Manu get his first Premier League goal in that game.
    Newcastle didn’t bring in an established striker over the summer, and Papiss Cisse was injured, so Manu has been thrust into a starting position very early on in his Newcastle career, but we still think this lad can become a good player at Newcastle – certainly his character and temperament seem very good.
  • Facundo Ferreyra – we haven’t seen much at all of the 23 year-old Argentine U20 International – who was brought in on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk to give us more options up front, but Facundu has very rarely even made the bench so far this season.
    Alan Pardew has said that he has had one or two niggling injuries that have hampered him in training – but he’s one player who just hasn’t shown through at all this season – so far.
    If he can’t make the bench that doesn’t say much for the lad’s abilities, but maybe he’s just getting himself settled in, and can still come through for us this season.

But one reason we have not been a threat up front this season so far, is that these three players are taking time to adjust to the Premier League, and we have to hope all three start to come through for Newcastle (very) soon.

If they do then we could be in a decent position in the league by the end of the year.

What do you think?

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98 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Oct 5, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ll echo Jail’s sentiments and say that anyone who doesn’t like Eds blog should ho to one of the myriad alternatives, professional whiners, among whom are a known manure WUM and mecannylad who did the same last year started softly then wound everyone up with insults that Geordies were all morons. If you don’t like it, go.

    I for one think ed is genuine, there’s a lot of his personality in this blog, he doesn’t NEED to do it, and a lot of you gripers wouldn’t get 5 minutes blog time anywhere else.

  • davetoon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    well said

  • MacToon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Aye, well said.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Hear, hear.


    Oct 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5


    Newcastle interested in Morgan
    According to reliable journalist Nicolas Vilas,
    Newcastle United are “very interested” in
    Montpellier’s versatile, forward-thinking
    midfielder Morgan Sanson.
    The player was recently quoted in suggesting
    that Montpellier is only “a transitory club” for

  • MacToon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    For anyone who’s forgotten the type of rubbish Ashley’s got up to over the last seven years, someone’s put a video together of his finer decisions-


  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #7

    One day Tsunki the attention cravimg psychopath will follow the theme of a thread and we will all be gobsmacked“ I am a known manure WUM only in your tiny mind

  • Lost Plot

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Well said Tunski

    Arguing should be left to comittie members and the board

    Supporters should be behind the team (through thick n thin as they say)

    We can all see the dilemmas we having as a club but it’s left to match day to find the resolve before January transfer window

    We will come good, the squad if Fit, Healthy and relitively new as a team so yes time will tell

    We’ve a decent two week break to toy with now and a bonding like pre season should gel the guys nicely

    We are who we are, we are where we are and things will come good .. Stay positive


  • mag92

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Pardews still in employment and poison dwarf Dennis Wise states we hate cockneys just incompetent ones ruining Nufc Dennis!

  • mag92

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Chelsea, Arsenal delayed due to cockney muppets throwing flares, hopefully the FA will be throwing the book at them.

  • davetoon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    interesting, someone has prob posted this before, but if you havent see it, take a look


    Keegan on Mike Ashley and Pardew

  • SAFC_Rules

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Come to mighty Sunderland Cabella and you will excell with the great team we have

  • andrew84

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Did I miss some thrilling arguments last night about whether you drive “through” a motorway or “up” a motorway? I’ve heard it all now.

    SAFC_Rules, good to have you here. But aren’t you meant to be down McDonalds right now for Sunday dinner with your kids, you know with it being custody day and all that? Don’t want to be late now.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #14


    mighty sunderland lol ur going down with us 🙂

  • mag92

    Oct 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #15

    13 is a humour free zone!

  • andrew84

    Oct 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #16


    Who said I was trying to be funny?

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #17

    1.Remy Cabella.He was played like a winger and is not a winger.He is bad goalkeeper also.
    2.Riviere.It is very hard to play alone up front in ANY club especially when Sissoko job is to cross the balls.
    3.Ferreyra.Ferreyra who?

  • JackButler

    Oct 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #18

    People need to understand that moving to a new country to play for a new club is difficult for any player, but when you come into a club that is being run like ours, where the players already there have little to no confidence its almost an impossible task. Luuk de Jong was another player that never stood a chance.

    We are currently holding on by our finger nails and its only a matter of time before we lose our grip completely

  • Wandering Geordie

    Oct 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve been following the Toon for 44years and have endured many a manager likes of McGarry.Dinnis,Lee if not as bad as that the nugget we have now… , But not once have I ever wished an opposing team to beat us despite the unrest and managerial crap that goes on
    I no longer go the ground and see the team due to living away ,but I still follow Newcastle United thick or thin like I have always done and I am so proud to be a Geordie and black and white will always be in my blood .But to say that boils my P…s.
    Managers come and go despite protests etc But to say you want the other team to win is like being one of the pond life down the road.

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #20

    LDJ was obviously going to get a long term injury.
    Its sue to the fact he has a history of them,which is why he was so cheap.
    Which is the reason we were interested in him,we only try and get players who are:
    Injury prone
    Have convictions hanging over them
    Complete unknowns from the far end of knowhere.
    Play as a CM regardless of where we need players.
    Have a history of disruptive behaviour.
    Turn down a move here multiple time before

    All things good clubs avoid they are all welcome at the toon.

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21


  • mag92

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Chelsea making Arsenal look like a Pardew team!

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #23

    “Already this season, Cabella has chipped in with 17 chances created – none of which have turned into goals – and has had 8 shots (3 on target). His passing accuracy is a high 88%, putting him joint fifth in the squad rankings, and though his crossing has been terrible (15% success rate), that has more to do with the lack of bodies in the box rather than his crossing itself.

    He is easily Newcastle’s most valuable creative player, outstripping Moussa Sissoko in chances created by almost 100%”

    Lets forget all that, and only remember that shot against Villa (Which was on target) or that time he did a step over… which has been equated to a complete summary of his play… Hey guys, Cabella is shi**, all he ever does is step overs without producing anything. LOL

  • mag92

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Cabella is that good he can’t get into a bottom 3 team.

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Remember AP sat Tevez on the bench and played the likes of Carlton Cole.

    Go figure.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Cabella was the third best player in Ligue 1 last season for creating chances…. which strangely enough is where he was in the Premier League stats before being dropped yesterday.

    The third best player at creating chances in the Premier League this season is strangely replaced, because Newcastle need to create more chances.

    Quite the mystery.

  • mag92

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Cabella didn’t create any of cisses goals and since hes been dropped we actually attack teams.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #28

    mag92, since dropping Cabella we attack teams?

    I don’t believe the stats from the game against Swansea would indicate that.

    It is all good and well slogging along and finding a burst of energy in the last 15 minutes of the game, what happens over 90 minutes is what counts.

  • hibbit

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #29

    mag 92 which teams have we attacked

  • hibbit

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #30

    we got a point yesterday but if you can not see we were poor all over the park I am not sure theres much any one can say

  • Uncertain Toon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #31

    David Pleat saying at start of WestHam/QPR game that the conditions are good and the pitch is green….!
    Bless him.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #32

    So do we want QPR to lose, or see Allardyce lose? Tough one!

  • padthemag

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Hi guys I don’t post too often bit of a reader really enjoy all comments and banter etc and am a season ticket holder. I’m just venting I suppose as I’m being forced to give my season ticket away. I find it so stressful supporting my team which isn’t really my team anymore and a shadow of the club I once knew . It’s no fun anymore it’s really sad iv got an 8 yr old who refuses to go anymore as he doesn’t enjoy watching football played at a lower level than he plays in the Russel foster league . Iv ran out of anger as it only fuels the FCB to wind is up even more, I’m simply giving my ticket away and will stay away until these priccks have gone!!!! Hope we get better as I love my football but only see us going one way with an owner who doesn’t give a flying fcuk about us mugs good luck lads HWTL

  • Uncertain Toon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s a good job Everton lost coz if WestHam win there would have been a 4 point gap to the bottom 3

  • Tsunki

    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #35

    @ 22 I take it you meant SDJ.

    Stretford ender – when you just man up and admit it, might respond. Might.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Anyone travelled through a motorway recently?
    Thought not….

  • c-dog

    Oct 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Disagree that Janmaat has settled in well. Seems to give the ball away a lot and gets skint pretty easily too often. He does give 100% which I admire and that’s pretty much the same as Colback. There’s settling in but in fairness Cabella and Riviere have not even shown us glimpses. Cabella does a stepover that fools nobody. I think Moussa Sissoko & Gouffran are yet to “come through” either. Do they need settling in time. No, they are just piss poor players. It’s up to Tiote & Cisse to keep us in the league. Either doesn’t play, we loose.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 5, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #38

    i wish I was on here late last night some people on here arguing about driving on a a motorway, I thought I was bonkers but some of you make me look normal, don’t forget i want to be the blogs clown.

    Driving in, over, under around motorways ha ha classic.

    Why do i miss all the fun on here.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #39

    I wonder what the conversation is going to be about tonight.

    Tune in folks.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Oct 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #40

    I observed it in real time last night, made me chuckle mate.
    However ‘travelling through a motorway’ does not make any sense! haha


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