Category: Alan Pardew

  • 5under1and 2-1 Newcastle

    Not much to be proud of the Toon performance today against the mackems. It's a bit surprising me that the lads seems to lost their appetite to destroy the SMB or have they been forgotten about how important this game was?

    Mathieu Debuchy scores his first goal for Newcastle United

    Fletcher's goal early in the first half was probably the sign of what coming up next or to decide the way of the game, but Newcastle regained the more possessions and attempts in the …

  • Newcastle United 2 – 2 Liverpool, match review

    Well, I thought that was a very decent performance although we do still have some issues defensively. I didn't believe we had much of a chance today and I'm actually quite heartened by that performance.

    Yohan Cabaye celebrates scoring Newcastle’s goal against Liverpool

    After a couple of scares, I thought we were on top when Mbiwa was sent off, and may well have gone on to win if we'd kept 11 on the pitch. At that stage Tiote and Cabaye were controlling the …

  • The Green, Green Grass of Toon

    Newcastle United – great club, great fans and yet always seeming to lurch from one crisis to the next.

    The Toon Army celebrating the goals at Cardiff

    Even when they were blazing a Premiership trail a couple of seasons ago, qualifying for Europe and playing an expansive and attractive brand of football along the way, there were still people muttering about how hard an act that would be to follow and how Europe would put an unholy strain on the squad.

    Both of …

  • Newcastle United Season 2012-2013 Review

    The 2012-2013 football season for Newcastle United was something of a letdown.

    2012 - 2013 season's something to let down

    After a strong finish in the 2011-2012 season that saw them 5th place in the Premiership and with a spot in the Europa League, this season saw the Magpies finish 5th from bottom in the Premiership table and without any silverware in the cabinet.

    Lack of Strong New Additions

    The club brought in two players who became regulars for the 1st team in  …

  • Betting on Newcastle

    The season just past turned out to be a fairly miserable one for Newcastle, which is particularly disappointing for fans as it came on the back of a great season the year before.

    Alan Pardew during the match against 5under1and

    There is no question that the injuries which hit key players in Alan Pardew’s squad contributed significantly to the Magpies being stuck near the basement of the Premier League for much of the season, but it is also clear that better will …

  • What Pardew should do against Stoke City

    Following the 2-0 defeat against Southampton on Sunday, anything I could possibly say about the midweek matchday against Stoke City has already been said many times before.

    Alan Pardew during the Premier League match

    I would prefer Pardew not once again stuck with 4-4-2 formation while playing away from home against a team playing with five in midfield and with our midfield containing two lightweights, Ferguson and Anita.

    Newcastle need to be far more solid while playing against Stoke City, that means …

  • Verdict against Maritimo in the Europa League

    Maritimo is a poor team from a weak league but we struggled to get a draw over there, and were rather fortunate to get a draw against them last night.

    Newcastle United held in a 1-1 draw against Maritimo

    With seven of of what is nominally our strongest team playing – including our entire first choice defence – our performance last night was frankly embarrassing, not to say deeply worrying.

    Yet again, the main problem lay in midfield where we were unable to get …

  • Pardew needs key men back

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes the club can turn around their poor run of results and thinks that the wins will start coming as soon as some key players return from injury.

    Hatem Ben Arfa suffering from hamstring injury

    The Magpies are now without a win in four league matches and another draw against Maritimo in the Europa League on Thursday evening, before taking on Pardew’s former team Southampton over the weekend in the Premier League.

    Pardew said: “We've had a …

  • What can we take from Newcastle home defeat against Swansea

    Well, firstly I thought we were better than last week – although that doesn't say a whole helluva lot. Secondly, I thought Swansea were good: their passing and movement were of a different class to our enthusiastic plodding.

    Sammy Ameobi during the Barclays Premier League match at St James Park

    They were the better team and deserved the three points, but only just managed to do that. I couldn't fault the effort yesterday but we lacked cohesion, playing like a group of individuals rather than as a …

  • Newcastle United bagged the baggies

    Newcastle bagged another unconvincing win last night against the Baggies. Hate to say, we are once again under par and were lucky to get three points from it.

    Hatem Ben Arfa and Youssouf Mulumbu battle for the ball

    We did had done most of the attacking last night, but was repeatedly fail to find the net where the visitors are often stretched us with their counter attacks which produce their equalising goal in the second-half.

    The Magpies hardworking players are finally get the goal ten …