Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic full match video, highlights and interviews

Newcastle United v Wigan full match video.

Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic full match video.

Newcastle United vs Wigan highlights.

More highlights.

Alan Pardew’s post match interview.

Alan Pardew’s loving it, just loving it. However, he does get a bit shirty over a cheeky question from the interviewer about the Demba Ba contract imbroglio.

Match details.

Score / Goalscorers.

Newcastle United 3 (Ba (pen) 13, 21, Bigirimana 71), Wigan Athletic 0.

Teams.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon (Shane Ferguson 50), Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana HT), Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez (Sammy Ameobi 76), Demba Ba.

Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger, Shola Ameobi.

Wigan Athletic (3-4-3): Ali Al Habsi (G), Emmerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell (C), Maynor Figueroa, Ronnie Stam, James McCarthy, David Jones, Jean Beausejour, Arouna Kone, Franco Di Santo (Callum McManaman 83), Jordi Gomez (James McArthur 22).

Subs: Mike Pollitt, Roman Golobart, Adrian Lopez, James McArthur, Fraser Fyvie, Callum McManaman, Mauro Boselli.

Yellow cards: Jean Beausejour (13), Gary Caldwell (30), Franco Di Santo (67), Sammy Ameobi (77).

Red cards: Maynor Figueroa (12).

Referee: Mike Jones (Chester).

Attendance: 43,058.

Watching Pardew’s long balls.

Newcastle v Wigan.
Team TP LB LB %
Newcastle Utd 471 51 10.8%
Wigan Athletic 459 51 11.1%
TP – Total Passes.
LB – Long Balls (over 25 yards).
LB % – % of passes which are long balls.
All stats by OPTA.

To give some perspective, 23.5% of all Newcastle’s passes against Southampton were long balls, which was horrific and the reason why I’m doing these long ball watch items. On the other hand, 10.8% is a low figure which is more like the figures you would get for a top side like Manchester United or Chelsea, if not quite Arsenal or Man City. Has Pardew seen the light at last?

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25 Responses to “Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic full match video, highlights and interviews”

  1. 1
    avatar chuck says:

    Is’nt it time the fans made clear to our owner, their opinions on the side and it’s manager.
    A few chants and a few bed sheets may go a long way in concentrating the attention of those in control.

    I see, though the venerable name St.James’ Park”, has been restored, the ugly signs of Sports Direct remain.

    Apparently the stadium name will become a replacement for the Scotish third division side’s famous “Glasgow Rangers Club”, now and always known as “Ibrox Park”

    With what we have seen of the fans from that club, rioting in Manchester and other cities.
    Good luck with that task, think Mike may get a bit more resistence there.

    Of course for ten percent of that clubs present value ?
    he will get to sell over fifty thousand blue shirts, but it’s not really about the money here, Mike’s a genuine fan, no really!

  2. 2
    avatar GS says:

    Chuck: some fans voted with their feet. The attendance was only 43,058. We both still watched the game though, regardless of Mike and Dekka’s tricks and despite Pardiola’s inane ramblings.

    Will it finally dawn on Pardon’t that we are not suited to long ball tactics? Even with Ben Arfa and Cabaye out we still have a lot of skill in the team and Ba and Cisse are always outmuscled for jump balls from the hoofs – so why bother. We are just not that great in the air which is proven by the fact that we haven’t scored a goal from a corner in donkey’s years.

  3. 3
    avatar Craig says:

    Being both a Newcastle and Glasgow Rangers fan it’s distressing that Ashley has any control over both of my teams. However lets just see where the season takes us. We have rarely had what I would call our best 11 all available for two or more games running and are unlikely to do so again before February, so it is worrying times. Hopefully the squad players can rally round and muster up enough points to keep us safe. As for Chucks point about Ibrox…it will never float up here! Ashley has just bought out JJBs sales at the Megastore attached to Ibrox, so thankfully Fat Ash has no pulling power in the Ibrox boardroom…he’ll just make a killing from shirt sales!

  4. 4
    avatar danny b says:

    anyone know news on .ba? also worky what is this blog’s website? I only have the app on my phone

  5. 5
    avatar workyticket says:

    http://www.nufcblog.org danny b.

    Pardew’s confident that Ba will be fit for Fulham and revealed that he pulled him off as a “precaution.”

  6. 6
    avatar chuck says:

    We have one of the joint top goalscorers in the EPL.
    We had representetives of numerous EPL clubs in attendance, during the Wigan Game.
    Who do you think they were watching?
    With a relative unknown Michu, signed by Swansea’s new manager michael Laudrup.
    RvP. at Man. U. and Suarez at liverpool.

    Where would Ba best fit?
    I doubt Fergy is interested.
    Rodgers, definately, a deal that would include (Bad Boy)
    Ex NUFC’s Carroll, (lets hope not) plus he could link up with Suarez, a deadly duo>
    Chelsea ? perhaps.
    Arsenal, sure why not, with Wenger under pressure anyone who can put the ball in the net.
    Tottingham ? yeah! they got the same problem.
    There were also representetives from Citeh!
    So who were they looking at?
    Could be Santon ? dont dismiss it, two Italians and a young player with potential.
    Whey knaas, certainly those two are the prospects i would be looking at.

  7. 7
    avatar toontony says:

    Pardew was saying that he’s going to play a load of kids against Bordeaux tomorrow. If we lose and come second in the group though, won’t we have to play one of the top teams in the next round?

  8. 8
    avatar DarthBroon says:

    @toontony

    If he’s going to play the kids tomorrow, I imagine it’s because The Management don’t give a damn who we play in the next round.

    The imperative is obviously (now, as ever under the current regime) staying clear of the drop zone, lest we get sucked down and have to give up all that rich EPL gravy for another year.

    Bobbing around in mid table will suit the The Management nicely. They know there’s a die-hard core to the toon support that will provide the revenue at the gates, no matter what.

    All the hope and ambition we have – they just don’t share it. They don’t have to.

  9. 9
    avatar workyticket says:

    toontony says:
    December 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    “Pardew was saying that he’s going to play a load of kids against Bordeaux tomorrow. If we lose and come second in the group though, won’t we have to play one of the top teams in the next round?”

    Aye Tony. If we come second, we will indeed have to play a more highly seeded team. The Spanish teams take it far more seriously, which is probably why the last final was Atletico Madrid v Athletic Club of Bilbao, and Atletico have won two out of the last three. Having written that, teams like that could reach a final even if the English teams took it more seriously. They’re in a top league too and Atletico, along with one or two other teams like Valencia are desperate to break the domination of the big two in La Liga.

    Another thing is that if you win the Europa League, you also get a crack at the European Super Cup and you only have to win one game to get that.

    I’ve looked into your little “problem” BTW and it should be better now, but let me know if it happens again.

  10. 10
    avatar Derek L says:

    FYI Chuck- Ibrox Stadium, not Park

  11. 11
    avatar toontony says:

    I’ve looked into your little “problem” BTW and it should be better now, but let me know if it happens again.

    You make that sound bad worky! thanks alot though. It has’nt happened since I mentioned it touch wood

  12. 12
    avatar toontony says:

    DarthBroon says:

    Bobbing around in mid table will suit the The Management nicely. They know there’s a die-hard core to the toon support that will provide the revenue at the gates, no matter what.

    I see what you’re saying darthbroon. You might be right but from where I sit it looks like there are a few more empty seats at SJP than there used to be. Maybe Ashley really is such a bighead that he thinks he knows a new way to run a top premiership club like ManU without spending any money?

  13. 13
    avatar workyticket says:

    Craig says:
    December 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    “Being both a Newcastle and Glasgow Rangers fan it’s distressing that Ashley has any control over both of my teams.”

    On the subject of Rangers and Newcastle United, it’s now common knowledge that Sports Direct have taken over the running of Rangers’ merchandising operation. However, it is much harder to find out what’s happened with Newcastle United’s.

    The online shop is now built around a Sports Direct template, and they’re contantly trying to sell tons of complete and utter crap like those adult size romper suits and “Why Aye Man” costumes along with shite sweatshop made T-Shirts with any old crap printed on them (Very Sports Direct)

    So have Sports Direct also taken over Newcastle United’s merchandising and if so, how much money goes where?

  14. 14
    avatar tunyc says:

    Chuck-I guess City could be looking at Santon. They seem to enjoy purchasing LBs. No doubt you’re right about LFC & Ba though. It would turn my stomach to see that. It’s absurd that he’s being chiseled over his contract. His strike rate per game with us is better than Shearer at this point. He’s scored as many goals as Michael Owen did in 4 seasons here.

  15. 15
    avatar DarthBroon says:

    toontony says:
    December 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    “You might be right but from where I sit it looks like there are a few more empty seats at SJP than there used to be.”

    There’s no longer the guarantee of a full house for the Premiership games. I think that’s as much as we can say, really. And that won’t bother chubs too much.

    “Maybe Ashley really is such a bighead that he thinks he knows a new way to run a top premiership club like ManU without spending any money?”

    He has no intentions of turning NUFC into a ManU. He has NO ambitions beyond keeping the club in a position to pick up the Premiership TV money (and all of the other financial benefits involved in being an EPL club). As for OUR ambitions: He couldn’t give a stuff.

  16. 16
    avatar workyticket says:

    tunyc says:
    December 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    “It’s absurd that he’s being chiseled over his contract.”

    tunyc, Mike Ashley will no longer be held to ransom by greedy footballers who stupidly believe they deserve a fair share of the millions they bring into the club, he wants to keep it all for himself. After all, the customers don’t pay to watch top footballers, they pay to watch a fat, scruffy, oleaginous slug sitting in his chair with a smug smile on his face thinking of new ways he can rip people off.

  17. 17
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    “fat, scruffy, oleaginous slug”.

    Love it !! :lol:

    Is it ok If I use that on my xmas card to Big Mick?

  18. 18
    avatar danny b says:

    cheers worky I dropped a Stella on me laptop last night so will have to stick to This now anyway ha your only source I have of info ( well use )

  19. 19
    avatar chuck says:

    A fat slug you say ?
    Not the most complimentary way of describing our illustrious leader, but i’m sure you have a list of equally unappealing terms.

    Tunyc
    Yeah, Santon has certainly looked good this season.
    He must have been given the green light, as his constant forays are a pleasure to watch and spread panic in the opposition’s defense.

    Though he can be somewhat of a liability defensively, ubless covered by a team-mate, where young Ferguson comes in.
    He being a converted LB, their playing on the left side, with either’s ability to both defend and open up the opposition, reminds me of Enrique and Jonas, only better.

    And yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if Mancini were interested, as apparently others are.

    Marveaux, played well and reminded me of HBA, lets hope Pardew doesn’t keep him on the bench like Santon last season.
    As all he needs is match practice, plus now is the time to use every swinging d**k with our upcoming heavy schedule.

    Looking at the squad heading for Bordeaux, a bit thin on veterans, but lets see how the kids do, a trial by fire.

    Lots of talk about incoming players during the window, someone must be reading my notes here as it’ seems we have now appointed a scouting system, in the Americas.
    Actually i would reduce that to the River Plate area and Brasil, as that’s where the majority of talent is developed.

    Better to sign them from the source than from the Dutch, or Iberian sides, who usually get first crack, then sell on for an enormous profit.
    Which should certainly arouse Ashleys interest.

  20. 20
    avatar toontony says:

    DarthBroon says:
    December 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    There’s no longer the guarantee of a full house for the Premiership games. I think that’s as much as we can say, really. And that won’t bother chubs too much.

    Darth I think that even losing a penny would bother Ashley! :-) Seriously though I know what you’re saying about the premier league money, but I still think that bums on seats still makes up alot of the income at NUFC too? Enough to bother Ashley anyway!

  21. 21
    avatar toontony says:

    workyticket says:

    they pay to watch a fat, scruffy, oleaginous slug sitting in his chair with a smug smile on his face thinking of new ways he can rip people off.

    Haha an excellent description of Ashley worky! I had to look up ‘oleaginous’ though :-)

  22. 22
    avatar tunyc says:

    worky @ 16: Right. But HE will only sell players for huge, huge sums. Which makes perfect sense and isn’t the sort of arrogant hypocrisy that makes people not want to work with you.

    chuck-I agree about the Latin recruiting, but I’d definitely take a look around Chile, Paraguay, Colombia and Mexico as well.

  23. 23
    avatar DarthBroon says:

    workyticket says:

    “they pay to watch a fat, scruffy, oleaginous slug sitting in his chair with a smug smile on his face thinking of new ways he can rip people off.”

    I reckon that smug smile is him remembering the time he had Han Solo frozen in carbonite and kept him in his den as a trophy ;-)

  24. 24
    avatar workyticket says:

    chuck says:
    December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    “A fat slug you say ?”

    A “fat, scruffy, oleaginous slug” I say Chuck. Though in hindsight, “oleaginous” would be better for Llambias. Whilst it could indeed describe a fat slug like Ashley, who leaves his trail of slime wherever he goes, it’s used far more often to describe someone like his obsequious little minion.

  25. 25
    avatar chuck says:

    Worky
    Somehow or other i get the idea, our gruesome twosome are not on your Christmas card list.

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