Newcastle United vs Swansea City extended match highlights and post match interviews.

Posted on November 17th, 2012 | 92 Comments |

Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United vs Swansea City full match video, extended highlights and post match interviews.

Post match interviews.

Alan Pardew post match interview

Michael Laudrup post match interview.

Score / Goalscorers.

Newcastle United 1 (Demba Ba (90+3), Swansea City 2 (Michu 58, Jonathan De Guzman 87).

Teams / Match Facts.

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson (Gael Bigirimana 74), Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor (C), Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa , Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Shane Ferguson (Shola Ameobi 46), Sammy Ameobi (Sylvain Marveaux 80), Demba Ba.

Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi.

Swansea City (4-3-3): Gerhard Tremmel; Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (C), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Jonathan De Guzman, Leon Britton, Itay Shechter (Kemy Agustien 66); Pablo Hernandez, Michu (Danny Graham 82), Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge 62)

Subs: David Cornell (G), Chico Flores, Dwight Tiendalli, Luke Moore, Kemy Agustien, Danny Graham, Wayne Routledge.

Yellow cards: Itay Shechter (9), Leon Britton (26), Angel Rangel (66).

Red cards: None

Referee: Phil Dowd‎.

Attendance: 49,403.

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92 Responses

  1. I’m not sure what part of “we woz booed off for another crap performance” Mr Pardew didn’t understand.

  2. Haha he actually did mention Cisse missing as a reason! Comparing Cisse to Saurez! Cisse’s done f all this season, so it’s not really the same is it.

    Total delusion.

  3. woeful, need a new right back and centre half which should have been signed in the summer as we all knew simpson was not getting a new contact and williamson is championship level at best, new creative midfielder/winger as ferguson and sammi not good enough. got to stick marveaux in and stay with him as he has a football brain

  4. i watched both his interviews for sky and the bbc, and both were equally bizarre.
    “we woz up until quart ‘t’ two, waiting to find out, whether papis would be available”.
    why aye alan, all the squad were at home sitting by the phone, all on tenderhooks, to see if cisse was going to play.
    comparing him to suarez, who is liverpools link man, to an out and out striker, who has done nigh on nothing, since the opening day, of the season.
    he was trying to imply, that without him, we were going to struggle.
    then he’s talking about them being short of numbers, and having to play youngsters, howay alan!, make your mind up.
    we either have a strong squad, who can compete, which you have stated on numerous occassions, or you tell the truth, that the owner you love so much, has delibrately kept you short of players.

    this is the alan pardew i remember from his other stints at clubs.
    he starts blaming everyone else around him, and comes up with bizarre rubbish.
    he is right about one thing, this is the first crisis, he has had to endure, since his appointment.
    it has been mostly plain sailing for him, thus far, can he turn it around?
    with the greatest will in the world, the reality is, he just isn’t good enough to be a newcastle united manager, and he never was.

    looking at his body language, he looks like a beaten man, and i think deep down, he knows the game is up.
    has he lost the dressing room?, because one thing is for sure, they are defo, not playing for him.
    either that or they are trying their best to play within a system, they just dont believe in.

    it’s worrying time, because i honestly cannot see him turning it around.
    he has a first team squad of decent players, who he just cannot motivate, or get the best out of them.
    we have games against southampton and stoke coming up, and that old footballing cliche of, ” a must win game”, you dont want to hear, when your in a rut.

  5. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

    “this is the alan pardew i remember from his other stints at clubs.
    he starts blaming everyone else around him, and comes up with bizarre rubbish.”

    As you probably know Trojan, he’s addicted to cheap self help books, so he’ll go around all day repeating to himself that he’s as good as Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho. Hence, it’s hardly surprising that he’ll go into denial when reality doesn’t bear him out on his delusions.

  6. Totally agree Trojan, is Pardew saying we are a one man team, lost without “hardly any goals scored” Cisse, it really is pathetic.
    What has happened to the much vaunted work on our defensive set-up. Williamson was ball watching for one of the goals, I only saw highlights on the Beeb and really can’t be ars*d to subject myself to more of the cr*p I’ve seen, so can’t comment on anything else.

    Perhaps a way out for “the management” to save face, if they can be bothered, would be to promote Pardew to director of football or some other meaningless role and appoint someone with a genuine concept of tactics and man management.

    Perhaps another season or two in the championsip is going to be good for us providing we can keep the many good young players we have, sorry to say I think as things stand it is starting to have an inevitable look about it.

    Optimistic I aint. :(

  7. Agree with Trogan, Chuck and the growing amount who can see through Pardew. QPR had 15 points one more than we have this time last year and were only saved from relegation in the last game of the season The signs are there.I dont think January signings (if any) would make a great deal of difference.We could buy the entire Man U team and Pardew would mess them up by the end of the season
    Harry Rednap anyone? only kidding!!

  8. I’ve been accused many times of being the harshest Pardew critic in Toon blogland ever since he took over, but relegation?

    Chuffin’ Nora!

    It seems I’ve been overtaken and left behind in the dust now.

  9. what a load ov shite that was yesterday.take Benny n Ba out and were clueless.
    any injuries or suspensions to wor first XI or ‘purples’ as the owner calls them n we are fkd…time to start getting worried my fellow mags

  10. To be honest, I thought we were improving on how we were against west ham earlier on in the game, but then it all turned to shite again. I definitely think that last season was Pardew’s ‘high water mark’. To be fair though swansea were good too and I thought they could have scored more than they did. They were definitely better to watch and more exciting than they were with Rogers. They had more of an edge and Laudrups done well with them so far. Would like him as a manager but i would have liked him even more as a player!

  11. toontony says:
    November 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    “They were definitely better to watch and more exciting than they were with Rogers.”

    Chuck’s gannin’ to knack ye for that one Tony. He idolises Rodgers almost as much as Rodgers idolises himself! He’s already given me a harsh bollocking for writing something similar.

    I still haven’t figured out that business with the envelopes with the players names in them! :lol:

  12. worky, i think he went to buy, “how to help youself, to your colleagues bird”, and got the other by mistake.
    either way he wants to turn in his library ticket, or his season ticket to waterstones, because it’s oot the window!

  13. sorry for the typo, toontony, dont mention high water marks to pardew, he’s drowning, as it is.

  14. For all you moaners out there it could be worse.

    When Bobby Robson was here he almost persuaded Jose Mourinho to come in as his assistant and then replacement as he felt the time was coming to call it a day. Mourinho never beleived the old football addict would ever give up the game volutarily though.

    So if you think Pardew’s bad, just console yourselves with the fact that we could have been stuck with the self proclaimed “Special One” right now.

  15. “Mourinho, who took over at Benfica shortly after Robson’s offer, added: “Since Bobby suspected I wouldn’t accept it, he told me it would only be for a year, two tops, and that at the end of that time I would be head coach and he club manager.

    “But he had forgotten that I had worked with him for many years and so I knew him well.

    “It is unthinkable to picture him as a manager, watching from the stands.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/4054319.stm

  16. Worky, perhaps I should sign myself as “Grumpy Old Moaner” :) All the signs are there to be pessimistic though, so I think me and my fellow moaners are being realistic and conditioning ourselves for the worst. I’ll be delighted to be proved wrong however and am prepared to do a U-Turn quicker than any of “Daves”.

    The special one after training by Sir Bobby (Yoda) Robson could have been something really special, especially with Fat Freddie at the top end. He has the character and will to have been able to dictate what he wanted to FF, obviously we can only speculate what might have been but it could have been good. I would have him in charge now if I had a choice!! (not FF)

  17. worky, i would take my chances with “the special one”
    rather than “the special needs one”, in pratdiNOla.

  18. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    November 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    “He has the character and will to have been able to dictate what he wanted to FF, obviously we can only speculate what might have been but it could have been good. I would have him in charge now if I had a choice!! (not FF)”

    Remember though Grumpy, at that stage, Mourinho didn’t have the same track record of success as Pardew did when he came into the club. Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale, Real Madrid, the League trophies and European Cups all came after that. Pardew already had his Second Division playoff trophy and his Football League trophy under his belt before he came.

  19. I would Have Harry as an Alternative as well if he could be bothered to travel up from “Sandbanks” on a regular basis. ;)

    He is a canny operator in the transfer market which would probably tick a lot of MA’s boxes. By the way I do remember MA has tried to get him, but I think Harry does have too many brain cells to have taken our team on under MA.

  20. Thats not quite true, what i have stated is the fact
    theres a number of younger managers who, as opposed to the Pardews, O,Niells and Hughes, etc.who all play an outdated tactical game
    Those opposed to the older but successful Fergies, Jols & Wengers.
    Then there’s Big Sam and his clone @ Stoke, who as we are all aware play a dreadfull style, guaranteed a mid level finish ,but from an entertaining spectacle.
    A couple of no names at S’ampton and Reading, hardly worth mentioning as they will dissapear into the second tier by the seasons end.
    Then we have Rodgers, who having watch parts of the Pool documentary, i think he’s probably a bit like (self help) Pardew, full of slogans.
    Though i also believe has the ability to transform a poor liverpool side (compared to those in the past)into a decent team, playing a modern game
    Obviously the guy i would like to see managing NUFC is Clarke, who is currently doing a hell of a job with the prenial elevator side W/Brom.
    I touted this guy back as a coach @ Chelsea.
    Martinez, another good manager IMO, doing a good job, with little cash @ Wigan.
    Laudrup appears to be doing a good job at Swansea, who lost some of their best players, but he has replaced them with equally good players and is doing well.
    Lambert at Villa is having a tough time, thought he would do better, but could use an infusion of talent.
    Moye is Moyes, doing the same job as ever, any club would be happy to have him at the helm, but a lack of funds make it hard to crash the top four.
    Of course being at Chelsea or Man. Citeh, should be easy (tell that to Hughes, Villas Boas, Mancini,et all) but can be a poisoned chalice, that could ruin a career.
    Though comparing the lot, face it Pardew has gotta be the worst choice for a manager and though they firmly believe (Ashley and Llambias)they have discovered a new method of running a football club, simply by appearing to sign good young players cheaply.
    The learning curve is still as slow as ever.

  21. Worky

    “Remember though Grumpy, at that stage, Mourinho didn’t have the same track record of success as Pardew did when he came into the club. Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale, Real Madrid, the League trophies and European Cups all came after that. Pardew already had his Second Division playoff trophy and his Football League trophy under his belt before he came”

    Don’t think that would have been relevant at that time if success had came with the duopoly in charge, Mourinhos succession to manager would have been a given. His personality would be the same. FF would have been over the moon with a successful team and pliant.

  22. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    November 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    “He is a canny operator in the transfer market which would probably tick a lot of MA’s boxes. By the way I do remember MA has tried to get him, but I think Harry does have too many brain cells to have taken our team on under MA.”

    “There is something not right with that club! I thought about it, but that is not the club for me.”

    Droopy’s thoughts after being offered the job by Ashley.

    It’s even more true now.

  23. chuck says:
    November 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “A couple of no names at S’ampton and Reading, hardly worth mentioning as they will dissapear into the second tier by the seasons end.”

    Chuck, I think you’ll find that Nigel Adkins belongs to your tippy tappy club. You need to your homework and study the games more before you jump to conclusions. Things aren’t quite as simple and black and white as you seem to think.

  24. Worky, exactly. It is all the more not right after the Wonga debacle, we are becoming (even more of) a laughing stock in the Footy world.

    We need to win something major to be able to hold our heads up again.

    I’d better go and take some happy juice. :)

  25. @trojan records

    You’ve made a good point that i haven’t heard much elsewhere… has he lost the dressing room?

    What has happened to this mythological team spirit that carried us through tough games last season? did it disappear the day Kevin Nolan walked out the door?

    To hear Pardew describe Kev as ‘the best finisher’ he’d ever seen or something and to then add insult to injury by telling the world how much he’d love him back was pathetic. another short-sighted move by a management who indulged Alan Smith for what? 5 years.

    And talking about team spirit, it’s my guess that Cabaye’s dip in form is probably because he was told his mate would be joining in the summer and then he got a first-hand insight as to the ambitions of this club. Happy to persist with an uncommitted right-back who’d rather be in Manchester with his new squeeze.

    The likes of Cab, Benny, Davide and Colo won’t be fooled forever.

  26. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    November 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    “Worky, exactly. It is all the more not right after the Wonga debacle”

    One of the several potentially distressing things about that is how they want to get involved with “deprived” North East families via the Newcastle United foundation.

  27. Stewpot, sorry I haven’t got back to your comment in the other post yet. I can’t seem to get away from this one!

    I have another study of Pardew’s long balls in the pipeline too.

  28. One of the young managers no one seems to mention very much is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. I was inspired to think of him by stewpots comment about Pardew’s comment on Nolan being the best finisher he’d seen. Now Solskjaer really was a finisher!

  29. i fancy the prince of denmark myself, the way he had swansea cutting us to ribbons.
    i think our squad is capable of playing football like that.
    in copenhagen he’s the prince, ower here though, he’ll just have to settle for the prince of denmark street.

  30. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “i fancy the prince of denmark myself”

    Trojan, Chuck seems to think that I actually do fancy him if you know what I mean? :lol:

  31. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:

    sorry for the typo, toontony

    No worries trojan I think I’ve made a few of those myself. I’m sure this old keyboad of mine’s broken!

  32. Worky: you have detailed in the past that what is happening is a pattern for Pardew. He starts strong in terms of results and then the other teams and our players figure him out.

    I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt when we were winning ugly, but now we are still playing ugly football and not getting the results. That is not fickle of me, that is being realistic.

    He makes some absolutely baffling substitutions, not least yesterday. And have any other managers made as many half time tactical substitutions as Pardew? And more, he starts with one formation and invariably changes it if we go a goal down.

    I read somewhere else that we haven’t scored from a corner in forever. That is bad coaching.

    I think even I could set up a team against Pardew – “spread the ball wide and press Krul and Williamson when they are on the ball – that way we will get the ball back because they hoof it and their strikers hardly ever win the ball in the air. Most Newcastle goals are from individual brilliance so keep it tight and we have a good chance against them”.

  33. toontony says:
    November 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    “I’m sure this old keyboad of mine’s broken!”

    And I’m sure Trojan himself wrote exactly the same thing a few days back Tony.

    #twogrumpyoldmenindenial ;-)

  34. worky, he’s gorgeous, with his chisled looks, i go weak at the knees.
    if he gives me a slice of his fortune, i’m sure i could grin and bear it lol.

  35. GS says:
    November 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    “Worky: you have detailed in the past that what is happening is a pattern for Pardew. He starts strong in terms of results and then the other teams and our players figure him out.”

    I don’t think I wrote that exactly GS or I gave the wrong impression if I did. There is a general phenomenon though where you get these Phil Browns and Ian Holloways coming up who look like the best thing since sliced bread for a while, then get rumbled and start sinking like a stone. Do you remember Monkeyheed’s Mackem Magic with them battling for Europe, and Reidy as “Manager of the Year” just like Pardew?

    The mistake most people make is judging by a snapshot, a moment in time. In reality you have to look at a number of factors over the long term.

  36. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    “that’s what it is, the old senility is kicking in, it comes to us all.”

    Trojan, I used to curse newspaper printers for printing the newspapers in smaller, blurrier type than they did back in the old days.

  37. We need to control a game not just score a goal. There seems a lot of chaos and incongruence on our part but up pops a Ba to score a goal and we clap like seals. Pardew has had a lot of fortuitous games in which individual brilliance has hidden his lack of a plan.

    We always turn up to games and taken by surprise by our opposition like we did not know what to expect. this is being tacitly demonstrated by Pardew who now for the last tow games is making dramatic subs at half time. He still does not see the problem or opportunities and makes an illogical sub.

  38. Worky: I know you didn’t say quite what I said you said but I couldn’t be bothered to go to look up Pardew’s record and thought what I wrote would be close enough :)

  39. Worky, I aint in De-Nial, I’ve never been to Egypt.

    As for senility I can’t even remember what that is.

    And worky the print hasn’t changed!! ;)

  40. Workey @ 37 #
    I’m not suggesting anything of the sort.
    What i do find a bit unbecoming is hero worship in middle aged men, young kids? sure! quite appropriate.

    And i dont understand why you associate me with a style of football you call tippy tappy, whatever that is ?

    I have been known to be a critic of sides like Arsenal, who at times play short triangular passing along the mid field sidelines, to no purpose.

    Nor am i a fan of short passing alone, what i do endorse is possession football.

    But also believe the killer long pass can be a thing of beauty.

    And having had the pleasure of watching Guiardiolas Barca sides, with their approach to football, especially possession football.

    Where after looing possession, their efforts to regain it are unsurpassed by any side.

    That plus the fact any of those designated non defenders can and do play in a variety of different roles, switching as the circumstance dictates.

    Not to say the defenders are static and dont join in the attack.

    Now thats what i would like to see or a variation.
    But i’m not holding my breath waiting for it to happen.

    Yeah! one of these days Ashley will realise he is not an innovator, just because he’s been both cheap and lucky,
    Plus hiring yes men instead of professionals is a recipe for disaster.

    Take the fact, where would we be without the professional advice of Carr ?

  41. It’s one of the facts of modern football, once a side begins to lose more often than they win.
    Both fans and players become unhappy, resulting in a search for someone or something to blame it on.
    Usually the manager, whether rightly or wrong, takes the hit.
    This we are all aware of, due to the fact the bookies give odds on it constantly.
    If we NUFC continue our present downhill slide (think if we did’nt get that lucky deflection against W/Brom.) where we would be.
    Struggling with the relegation sides, thank goodness for S’ampton, Reading, etc., who appear destined to only be up for a cup of coffee before returning to allow, Palace the other Welsh side and perhaps our other neighbor Boro. move up, though we could join those going the other way.
    Why not, no one ever expected us to get relegated last time, we were too good, too big a side, yeah right!
    Problem is, we could never hold onto our big players, they would bail in a New York second.
    And what about the astronomical revenue increases coming next season, to miss out on that would be catastrophic.
    If i were wor Mike i would be paying close attention to matters, as there’s a certain deja vu feeling about things at the moment.

  42. Michael12 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    “We need to control a game not just score a goal.”

    As you probably know Michael, that’s what Pardiola says as well. However, his method this season has been diametrically opposed to that. Roughly it’s sit in their own half for much of the game, soak up waves of attacks until one of the defensive bullyboys manage to grab the ball off them to launch it way up the pitch for a counter. Win or lose, effective or ineffective, this isn’t really “controlling” a game. So if that is really what Pardew wants, he needs to change his method.

    His fleeting moments of Christmas Tree glory last season was controlling a game. But, as has been written today already, once he was two or three goals up he’d then back off and take what he had rather than go for the Speedboat or the Mini Metro.

  43. chuck says:
    November 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    “And i dont understand why you associate me with a style of football you call tippy tappy, whatever that is ?”

    Chuck, you can’t seem to tell the difference TBH. You once presumed that Paul Lambert was one of your “modern progressive” coaches who play passing football because he had alot of success at Norwich, until, that is, I pointed out to you that he was actually rather direct. You also presumed today that Nigel Adkins was a route one merchant because he’s in the bottom three of the Premiership at the moment. Reality doesn’t always fit in with your prejudices. ;-)

    You also once dismissed Paisley and Clough as being long ball dinosaurs just because they were English and from a certain period when actually they were pioneers of beating the continentals at their own game, ie flat, passing football.

  44. And Chuck, why do you always refer to managers such as Martinez, Rodgers etc as “innovative”? They play the methods developed by the Ajax-Barcelona school of Michels and Cruyff, they didn’t invent it themselves, so it isn’t “innovation” really.

    And actually, the most “innovative” coaches aren’t always the best ones to have necessarily. They usually like to prove prove a point then leave it and start again rather than grind out trophy after trophy for decades like a certain purple nosed Scotsman. They’re restless spirits.

  45. bring back willie mcfaul, he’s top notch lol.
    if your looking at good coaches, for me, marcelo bielsa.

  46. i dont know if we’ll ever see him in the prem, but he is supposed to be meticulous in his preparation, towards games.
    he has the strikers, midfielders, and defenders, training separately, at different times, like in rugby.
    some players who have worked with him, say he is a genius.
    he is supposed to be one of the true innovators, in the field of football management.

  47. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    November 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    “some players who have worked with him, say he is a genius.
    he is supposed to be one of the true innovators, in the field of football management.”

    Who Trojan? Willie McFaul?

  48. Unlucky weekend.
    What a bunch of negative and moaning folks we have here.

    Learn to pick the positives.

    I d admit we were slow getting to top gear or judging when to push on. A bit too controlled till the last 10.

    But for example, any one see Shola come on and make a big impact again. See pic of video for a 6 man pass thru to Ba… who should have scored 3.

    Also, Bigi, Sammy, Fergie, all getting top notch experience….

    Let s not crap our pants, keep the faith. Swansea were pretty good.

  49. On Bielsa, he isn’t setting La Liga on fire ATM, Athletic Club are 13th.

    The only one who threatens to bridge the ridiculous hegemony of the big two in spain is David Beckham’s best mate, Diego Simeone. His Atletico Madrid easily beat Bielsa’s Athletic club in the final of the Europa League (3-0) and thumped Chelsea 4-1 for the UEFA Super Cup. They’re also the only one threatening the ridiculous big two hegemony of La Liga. They’re currently second, splitting Barcelona and Royal Madrid.

  50. Jon says:
    November 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

    “Learn to pick the positives.”

    Jon, I think that a huge majority of people who comment on here are highly positive about the players, including the youngsters coming up through the ranks, just not so much about the manager. As our colonial cousins say on the other side of the pond, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” By the same token, Pardew can go on all he likes about wanting to play entertaining football and “control” games, but he’s still a “route one” manager who’s sending the lads out like he’s still managing Reading back in 1999.

    http://www.nufcblog.org/2012/11/pardews-long-balls-an-in-depth-probe/

    I guess that we’re the Geordies that Thatcha once referred to as “moaning minnies” :-)

  51. Worky

    So what IS Tippy Tappy football, do you perhaps mean tiki taka (tique taca) ?

    And no i never presumed anything of the sort concerning Atkins and i cant understand why you woulld assume i did.
    What i said was, both he and his counterpart at Reading are up for a cup of coffee and will dissapear back to the second tier.
    And actually what predjudices are you refering too, i have nothing whatsoever against either one, just stating a judgement that the won’t survive in the PL.

    Why do you continue to make the unfouded claim i dismissed both Paisley and Clough as being long ball dinosaurs, because they were English, if you can prove this then i challenge you to do so, or stop this nonsence, once and for all, it’s getting a bit old.

    Actually i believe you are just a bit upset that i would comment on middle aged men still into hero worship,of sportsmen, which i considered a bit unbecoming.

    As for both Rodgers and Martinez, we already know they are good managers.

    As for the most innovative not always being the best, i suppose the innovation of the Dutch masters, Cruyff and Guardiola should be dismissed the as they never won anything by being innovative?

    You know you tend to contradict yourself.

    Football like all sports developes on innovation and no one person from Jimmy Hogan to Guardiola, can claim credit for it, each changing and standing on the shoulders of those that came before.

  52. Just watched a re run of yesterdays game.
    It’s a game we should have won, with a lot of wasted opportunities.
    cant imagine what has happened to our Senagalese strikers.
    have to say both Ameobi’s had poor games, and dont understand why our most productive provider Ferguson was replaced by Marveaux, though he does need game practice.
    HBA was just impressive, he can do so much, a pleasure to watch.
    of course Williamson was the same liability he always is, despite what Worky may claim.
    We got rid of O’Brien and Titus Bramble, all of who were so much better than this guy, it’s time to get rid of this clown.
    I see where we have been associated with a French striker,another defensive midfielder Sissoko and Debuchy again, all good players, but its CD’s and FB’s we need FFS!
    That was and has been the reason for our recent losses, a lousy defense, plus our goalscorers have not been effective, we have to get more goals from our midfielders.

  53. @chuck

    Ferguson was replaced by shola at halftime, idiculous as sammi was dreadful. he’s a long way off being a premiership player imo whereas ferguson has shown good progress. Marveaux replaced Sammi and had a decent 10 minutes.

    Quite why pardew would bring on shola and take off the only natural width we have is, again baffling.

    It’s also my opinion that Taylor is as big a liability as Willo but escapes the same degree of scrutiny as he’s a local and points a lot, giving the impression that he knows what he’s doing.

    He was continually out of position yesterday and I’m surprised nobody has mentioned that he fouled the Swansea keeper when we scored. In the last game he could and should have given away a stupid penalty with an unnecessary shirt-pull that also went unnoticed. His dive in the same passage of play was pathetic.

  54. Ah! so you’re a graphic and web designer stewpot?

    In hindsight, I should have done graphic design, 3D design or illustration, but I chose fine art as the lasses were dirtier and there were more drugs gannin’ round.

  55. stewpot says:
    November 19, 2012 at 3:40 am

    “Certainly can’t argue about the lasses but there was certainly plenty of drugs ;)

    And are you still artistic worky??”

    Well when I was doing my foundation at Harrogate, the Graphics and 3D lot all wore sensible jumpers and the lasses were so square they made they even made maths students look “racy”.

    I’m a web designer amongst other things, not that you’d notice from this site ATM.

  56. I did foundation in Nottingham and the Fine Artists were all sound and always put on the best parties.

    I think the Graphics lot used to be more square but these days it’s a lot more Nathan Barley i.e. full of hipster w*nkers.

    Have a walk through Hoxton or Dalston and try not to feel the urge to commit gbh, I dare you.

    I don’t do much web stuff, only front-end graphics… the back-end stuff is beyond me (matron!)

  57. stewpot says:
    November 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

    “Have a walk through Hoxton or Dalston and try not to feel the urge to commit gbh, I dare you.”

    I used to live there stewpot. Of course, it was in a converted industrial premises. When I was there, it did get progressively wankier and more “Nathan Barley.” I think that the studio run by the Dave Stewart type character in that was actually based on Orbital’s, and my flatmate was an Acupuncturist there. Dave Stewart’s real studio was on the street as where I live now miles away from Shoreditch and Hoxton, but he sold it to David Gray a while back.

    “I don’t do much web stuff, only front-end graphics… the back-end stuff is beyond me (matron!)”

    My mate who used to run this site with me is really top notch with the backend stuff stewpot, miles better than myself, though I did study computing woth the Open University long after my artistic studies to make me a more well rounded web designer. I studied Java rather than PHP though. I’ve hardly ever used it and can hardly even remember it now! I’m very good on the SEO side and that sort of thing.

  58. I was down in London until March this year, trying to get back down as there sod-all going up here.

    I lived over West but had to go out over East as that’s where our kind tend to socialise… I don’t mind it really and the hipsters make for light entertainment.

    Agree about the technology aspect mate, goes in one ear and out the other with me. I’ve learned Dreamweaver a few times (not the most advanced I know) and when I go back to it it’s gone again!

    Reet I’ve just set my last render going so I can retire… keep ahowld mate!

  59. stewpot says:
    November 19, 2012 at 4:34 am

    “I’ve learned Dreamweaver a few times (not the most advanced I know) and when I go back to it it’s gone again!

    Reet I’ve just set my last render going so I can retire… keep ahowld mate!”

    Do you do lots of splicing on Photoshop now stewpot?

    Me too (retiring that is).

  60. Worky: can’t help you with Chuck mate, he doesn’t talk to me. He occasionally alludes to what I say but I think I have worn out his patience.

  61. FFS does anyone really give a rats ass about graphic art or design,
    Instead of boring everyone, why dont you just e-mail each other?

  62. Sammy & Ferguson were comparably bad. Sammy was anonymous: the announcer didn’t have to say his much. Ferguson had chances to put in crosses which he used to do his impression of Obertan. Shola was ok. Demba had a bad day finishing but considering he had 3/4 brilliant chances he was doing something right.

    Again, what I see is a team that wasn’t organized badly when defending and we strung a few passes together at times. But I still get the impression going forward, we have no plan. It’s just: lump it up and hope Ba/Cisses/Shola/Benny get on the end of it.

    As far as defenders: the goal that really decided the game was purely Krul’s fault. Our problem wasn’t at the back. The game was always up for grabs because we never looked like putting it in the net.

  63. chuck says:
    November 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    “FFS does anyone really give a rats ass about graphic art or design,
    Instead of boring everyone, why dont you just e-mail each other?”

    FFS does anyone really give a rats ass about your Linguine, how it’s served, and what it’s served with Chuck? :-)

  64. Been reading a number of articles by what appears to be a mixed bag of fans.

    The general consensus is “The Emperor has no clothes”
    With criticism of Pardew’s tactical approach, lineups, substitutions, excuses and outright lies.

    And did i hear booing from the terraces on Saturday,I
    definately saw fans streaming out before the game ended.
    Guess the old Barnum wisdom You can fool some of the people………

    However it will take more than the realisation the man is incompetent, to get rid of him.
    It will take the threat of relegation.
    Ashley is aware of the results of going down and will take action to avoid it.

    Hopefully well thought out, not grasping at straws by hiring another Shearer and Quasimodo pairing.

    There is the foundation of a competitive side here, which with the right management and a few additions, could challenge for a top four and European football.

    Which despite the high wages and transfer fees paid out by clubs like Chelsea, Man U., etc., they still remain profitable and thats the bottom line(no pun intended)
    Success in the game, obviously brings money to the coffers.

    Appears Martin Jol has only been offered a year extension and would no doubt jump at the opportunity to manage a side like NUFC, if offered longer.
    Then maybe he would’nt ?
    Anyway i think he would be ideal for us, but then thats just an opinio, i may be jumping the gun here, but the old boy scout motto, should not be ignored.

  65. At least the rest of the readers may have some interest in the preperation or description of good food, it’s a subject common to all.
    On the other hand, i doubt if there’s a whole slew of Graphic design folks, awaiting with bated breath your next pronouncement on the subject.
    Just jerking your chain!

  66. chuck says:
    November 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    “Appears Martin Jol has only been offered a year extension and would no doubt jump at the opportunity to manage a side like NUFC, if offered longer.
    Then maybe he would’nt ?”

    I’m sure his best mate Chris Hughton would give him a glowing report about what it’s like working with Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley Chuck.

  67. Chuck-you did hear booing at the end, though FOX (was it ESPN?) cut the sound as quickly as possible. Another thing: it’s fairly common for a manager to be on a rolling 1-year contract. Gives both sides the flexibility they want. Anything longer is riddled with get-out clauses.

    Most aren’t wising up-they’re just rounding on the manager as things go wrong. If we win the next three by sheer luck they’ll be back, telling us how we just don’t appreciate AP’s tactical brilliance and by extension, AshleyCo’s great work for the Toon.

  68. tunyc says:
    November 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    “it’s fairly common for a manager to be on a rolling 1-year contract. Gives both sides the flexibility they want. Anything longer is riddled with get-out clauses.”

    Old purple nose has been on a rolling one year contract for a long time now, and I’m sure that the Grey Gaffer’s ridiculous 8 year thing leads the way in terms of get out clauses, all on Ashley’s side.

  69. @tunyc

    there was plenty of booing at the end of the game… would have been a lot more if the stadium hadn’t been half empty after swansea’s 2nd.

    i was the only person left on my row at full time.

  70. Tunyc:

    I think that I have definitely given Pardew the benefit of the doubt for a long time and have tried to argue his case to Worky and especially AndyMac.

    However, it gets annoying when his excuses bear no relation to reality i.e. blaming Cisse’s loss and Swansea’s “experience” for our defeat.

    And I will say it again, he makes all of these half time substitutions which is admitting he got it wrong in the first place.

    AND, he changes tactics and formations if we go a goal down even though there is usually plenty of time left to turn it around. GOOD MANAGERS DONT PANIC.

  71. Tunyc: If I were a Newcastle player, I would be thinking “here we go again”. Pards is taking the right back off switching a midfielder who has played right back (Anita) to left back, switching the right back (Santon) to right back and bringing on a 19 year old defensive midfielder (Bigi). Does that make any sense?

    If it had worked perhaps people would have said he is a tactical genius. Perhaps that is what he was going for, but rather than worry the opposition, I think he confuses his own team.

  72. Good points, GS. You’ve given AP the benefit of far more doubt than almost anyone who posts here.

    I’m guessing most pro footballers are relatively unphilosophical. Most thoughts are probably turning to: if the face of this club wants to go out after games and blame me for losses, I can always go somwhere else-maybe I can win or at least not get blamed for losing. As for subs? I honestly feel I could do much better based on my experience in pub leagues and on the FIFA games.

  73. tunyc says:
    November 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “I’m guessing most pro footballers are relatively unphilosophical.”

    I don’t think many of them have followed Joey Barton’s example and started reading Nietzsche tunyc.

  74. Interesting thought, why is it that all managers not on a rolling one year contract.
    It would certainly seperate the wheat from the chaff.
    Though i really doubt that if we were to fire wor Al.,
    there would be much of a payoff, even with an eight year deal.
    have to say following this weeks results and seeing our ex manager, Chris. Hughton getting a win over Man. U., while our bigger name guy, lost at home against a second season PL side.
    Erm! was just wondering about our two footballing geniuses, Mike and Derick, think perhaps you made a mistake here guys.
    That is along with the many others you have made, yeah it’s still a slow learning curve for you guys.
    But it’s time you wised up before you completely blow it
    and end up in tier two again.

  75. Why do they have to be sophisticated, they have high priced agents to take care of their financial affairs.
    They are like movie stars, getting adulation from both sexes and more money than they can spend.
    All they have to do is perform.
    If they are as you say blamed for not performing, then in turn, blame both the manager and the system he employs.
    And move on, aint brain surgery.
    What most players want (apart from the top echelon, that is) is a long contract, guaranteeing them financial security in a short career.
    Of course there are the others (top echelon) who, want trophies and adulation, bitta ego like!
    And strangely enough there are those like say Ryan Giggs and his ginger mate Scholes, who have shown an amazing resiliance and a dedication to a club.
    Which had they not beeen performing to certain standards, would have been let go years ago.
    Whats that about ?

  76. chuck says:
    November 20, 2012 at 3:09 am

    “have to say following this weeks results and seeing our ex manager, Chris. Hughton getting a win over Man. U., while our bigger name guy, lost at home against a second season PL side.”

    I’m up to my eyeballs in stats ATM Chuck, and one is that Hughton’s win percentage stats with cheap and cheerful Norwich, one of the lowest budget sides in the Premiership, is now exactly the same as Pardew’s at Newcastle United. I’m not reading too much into that of course as Hughton hasn’t had enough games to make it very significant. One thing which is significant though is that Pardew’s is dropping like a stone, around 10% if my memory serves me well.

    chuck says:
    November 20, 2012 at 3:27 am

    “Whats that about ?”

    Fuctifino.

  77. chuck says:
    November 20, 2012 at 3:09 am

    “Though i really doubt that if we were to fire wor Al.,
    there would be much of a payoff, even with an eight year deal.”

    With all the get out clauses, probably about 50p Chuck. Even I haven’t forgotten Keegan’s £25 million claim, so I doubt very much that the slimmer of the year has.

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