What was always going to be a tricky match saw Newcastle United overcome their Welsh hosts with what Alan Pardew describes as, “discipline and patience”.

The manager’s mindset comes to the fore as it becomes clear he had drilled into his players how much to expect Swansea to have the bulk of possession but not top panic about it.

Just as well really when the Swans ended up having 80% possession in the opening forty five minutes!

Alan Pardew also revealed that he thought if the team could win the ball back in certain areas then Swansea were vulnerable, the second goal being proof of that as the manager points out.

If you have played football at any level then you know how frustrating it can be if the opposition monopolises possession, it is scoring goals though that wins football matches.

We got two of them and we have the manager who came out on top in the tactical battle.
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84 comments
Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Does porciestreet suffer from schizophrenia? He goes from lecturing people for being negative to screaming "Ashley oot" in the space of two posts ??

prestondave
prestondave

@Chemical Dave Well spotted mate. Ive said something very similar on this thread. Tried giving me a telling off the 2 faced sod.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Maybe its the voices in his head ? "Don't be so negative porcie" ! 'Okay but I can't handle it, Ashley oot""!!!

Jezza_NUFC
Jezza_NUFC

The fact that some people actually seem to believe that the FCB is going to make money available for Newcastle to sign Wijnaldum is baffling. It's never going to happen, not in a million years. "Advanced talks" is just another way of saying "can't get him over the line". 

magpie9
magpie9

P.S.V. stated today there have been no bids from Newcastle, more smoke & mirrors from the fat mans regime planting total lies to gullable reporters who stretch it even more to create these headlines.

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@v0ices @Duke Fame @magpie9 I can't tell you if I know or not, that's confidential! I think it would be understandable that such an agreement was in place

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

Some people are never happy.... He's probably got more in one boot than our other midfielders put together. Shake ya heeds for kucf's sake...!

DominicQuirke
DominicQuirke

What if it is to replace Tiote whilst keeping Sissoko?


Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Wonder if he'll sign today, 20 years ago today we signed Daveed !

CladderJack
CladderJack

Got the steps the wrong way round there I think ... The way you had it we would be making progress, not going backwards, which we clearly are. Your all applying too much logic and thinking that we have some strategic plan other than seeing a good deal and taking it, which is all it is. If we happen to get a good player out of it then that's a bonus but not the end game. I'm sure we have some people thinking football there but the fat controller says which 'deal' gets done and by God it has to be a 'deal worth his while' before he allows anything to happen.

1957
1957

I don't see how signing this player is baffling. Yes we need defenders and a forward but we didn't exactly pull up trees in midfield last year. Statistically (goals and assists) Colback was our best midfielder followed by Sissoko and after that there was nothing of note. It's pointless buying a forward if you can't provide him with chances or defenders if the midfield can't give any protection. The question is how good is he?

We need a balanced approach that puts quality players down the spine of the team. Quality is the key, of the 44 players bought or loaned (and making at least 1 first team appearance) since the end of Ashley's first season in charge the have been too few of real quality and that's what has weakened us not a profit or loss figure on transfer dealings

leecharlie30
leecharlie30

baffling ? i dont know why you would say that as we clearly have very few players that can create chances or deliver a decent cross if newcastle can get a midfielder that can can score 15 goals plus and help out creating chances for the strikers get him bought and get rid of the championship players like obertan goufran 

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@leecharlie30 

Is it not a simple fact that sossoko and Coback for instance had too much pressure on them to control our fates last season which had the opposite effect and caused more problems than were solved.  Get him in for me. The more quality we have in the squad the better. Play him in there and you'll never see Goofy again......!

                 Ashley oot.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

The only reason this makes sense is if 

a) Sissoko is on his way (for more than what we are spending), 

b) Ashley thinks that this guy is guaranteed to be worth more the moment he signs and therefore we are getting him on a cheap deal that could turn an instant profit in 12 months, or

c) There are no other signings willing to come and this is a token gesture to at least get someone in who will probably retain value due to being an international and should fit in well to English footy.

The fact that we clearly NEED a striker and a centre half minimum and if we sign any sort of midfielder it should be a winger, just escapes the board.

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@DownUnderMag you are getting upset for no reason. It doesn't work that because we need a striker that we therefore can't chase other players. 


We know we're in a competition for Austin, that's going to take at least a week before we know where we are, are you suggesting we should hold on everything else until that happens?


The reaction & attitude of some fans is baffling.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@Duke Fame @DownUnderMag not getting upset over it, i'm all for chasing down other targets as well.  I'm just conscious that we have seen in the past the club go after targets who are financially viable while neglecting other areas where the players would represent a considerable gamble or just a higher market value.

Often when this happens the players we get in will be in an area of the pitch where we already have numbers, and even large amounts of decent quality when the squad needs players in other positions more.  I'm certainly not saying don't get someone who is clearly going to improve our squad, but I just hope it isn't at the expense of other areas which need strengthening more! 

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@DownUnderMag fair enough but i think we know why the striker birth has not yet been filled and it's not really in NUFC's hands. 

Mister Tee
Mister Tee

@Duke Fame

How is it "not really in NUFC's hands"?

We have money to spend.

We (reports suggest) have identified Charlie Austin as our number 1 target.

QPR (reports suggest) have put a £15million valuation on him.

Leicester have had a £12million bid knocked back.

Why not meet QPR's valuation and see what happens?

The ultimate decision lies with Austin but the ultimate decision for any transfer is the player in questions, they will agree or they will not so why do you single out the striker position as the one out of our hands?

A striker and a centre back should be our main concern surely?

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@Duke Fame @DownUnderMag 

And quite cynical. and I know what cynical is. I understand the frustrations of the majority of our fans, but hey, have a pint and chill oot man, it'll be aalreet on the neet.

KevinHarland
KevinHarland

@Duke Fame @DownUnderMag I'd rather we waited and fought for a decent striker than just went out and signed another gamble like Riviere. No striker worth having is going to fall in our laps early doors. If you want a proven striker, you have to accept that everyone else does too.

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@Mister Tee 

Agreed, but the guy is on holiday and also fighting his way through a honeymoon so is not giving it his full attention if you get my drift. Chill oot mate, it will happen. If it doesn't, it wasn't going to.  Glass half full eh......!

           ashley oot.

Mister Tee
Mister Tee

@Porciestreet

Are you having me on?

I haven't been on here much lately but you have never struck me as someone who has much faith in how Ashley runs the club.

Just a sampling of your comments from the last 3 weeks:

"There has to be some real changes and no-one is kiddin no-one with all our "proposed targets already being tipped (odds on) to go elsewhere. We will finish up with a team of no names and some who don't care enough for the shirt so Nikey Mikey's revolution is sinking before it aver sets sail. Good luck lads and lasses, cos we're gonna need it."

"Till the squad flies to America.........! Hmmm, What squad would that be exactly..?"

"Of course, he's now going to pop out and buy half a dozen real quality players just to make me look a mug isn't he....not..!"

"We are fast becoming the laughing stock of the Enlish game and the hole Ashley is digging for us is soon to be too big to get out of. I really am worrying for the future of our club and my enthusiasm is slowly but steadily being eroded."

Chill oot indeed.....

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@Mister Tee I suspect it's not really in QPR's hands. I mentioned on another thread that Leicester have nothing to gain by publicly stating they are in for Austin unless they want to flush out other bidders so Leicester can get A N Other target.


QPR are desperate for cash, we will pay cash , not instalments and with exception of Chelsea, we are possibly the only ones capable of doing this. 

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@Mister Tee 

Sorry for any misunderstanding M T.  As you rightly say, I have absolutely no time for or faith in the cretin that is systematically raping Newcastle United in full view of the public and media alike. It's just that at my age (66) I am too long in the tooth that I have left to worry too much and as such, my cup is always half full.

 Maybe wrong, but I do think Austin will sign and I also think there are others we have not considered yet, in the pipeline.

 As with a lot more fans of our club, the passion and fervour we have seen in the past is being systematically eroded which is why I said Chill out. I really can't ne arsed any more but doesn't mean I don't care about what fatty is or isn't doing to the club as there isn't much you or I can do about it.

 God bless Newcastle Unitede.  Ashley OOT.

Paul Soulsby
Paul Soulsby

What's more bafvging is people swallow this stuff that Ashley is sanctioning all this wedge

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

More likely to be Chumly, but Cashley still has to provide the funds... It's his money.

   Ashley OOT

.

wor monga
wor monga

Sissoko made a name for himself when he first played for us, and in combination with Debuchy / Cabaye…since then only in fits and starts, without anything consistently of the standard we had come to expect from him...


...so if he’s pushing hard for a move then the ball’s in his court, but IMO this lad looks stronger not only in technical ability,but in the air, and also has the character we need to control team mates not only in the midfield, but also at the back, and going forward.

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

@wor monga Every player brought in has arrived on the understanding that they were using the club as a stepping stone!

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@LeazesEnder @wor monga I'm sure that's true of every professional player, they are trying to achieve the best that their ability can achieve. 

KevinHarland
KevinHarland

What a rubbish article. We have very little creativity in the side and players like this are key additions we need. A striker and a centre back are needed but we need about 6 quality players before we sell anyone so to moan that we're looking to sign this guy is ridiculous. You're just writing for the sake of writing and you're making us fans look like idiots. We call for players then when when we actually look to sign someone, we're whining.

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@KevinHarland I'm not sure if we need 6, a centre half & striker + wide right midfielder are important and Wijnaldum is a great sign of intention. 


If that means losing Sissoko, I'd be disappointed but not surprised. Sissoko can be tremendously effective he seems to need to be in the right frame of mind to play football.  Whether it's sullenness or not being bothered, but quite often he just doesn't look fully switched on. But then again, his celebration of his West Ham goal, looked like the celebration of a passionate player  I just wonder why that passion seems to be sporadic with him. A frustrating player in many respects, and we'd struggle to build a successful team around him.

Hez
Hez

@KevinHarland @Duke Fame  agree with about 6, we were short of numbers last year and have already lost Ryan Taylor, Jonas and Sammy (off the top of my head) to name a few. All made contributions throughout the year

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@Duke Fame @KevinHarland 

He's only tremendously effective mate, so long as he turns up every week, you must admit that for all his talent, there is a potential which , on his level of salary and opportunity, quite often goes missing.

              Ashley OOT.

KevinHarland
KevinHarland

@Duke Fame I'd say 6 as we have too many players (Gouffran, Obertan, Anita) that are not good enough, and a few more that are on their way out (Coloccini). Too often last year we were relying on players that were simply not good enough. 6 quality additions with no sales would address that, then the players that aren't good enough can be back up or leave.

Cuse
Cuse

So. Let me get this right.


NUFC fans take to the comment boards to rant about a lack of ambition. They rant about other clubs' (West Ham, Swansea, Southampton and Everton) marquee signings. They rant about NUFC's supposed penny pinching (THEY'RE ONLY OFFERING £14.9M FOR CHARLIE AUSTIN I'M BURNING MY SEASON TICKET IN DISGUST). They rant about Ashley not wanting to spend any cash.


Then a renowned international gets credibly and closely linked to for £15m and they rant about that.


Truly its not the club who is most baffling this Summer. Its the fans.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Well no-one likes the club more than shirebrook employees so you're probably right there soft length.

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@Cuse If there is a league for professionally outraged fans, I think we will top it every time. Whoever we buy is either nor good enough, not expensive enough or some other baffling reason. 


I'd be thrilled if we get Wijnaldum. 

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

Bloody fans.  They should sack the lot and bring in more reliable replacements from Shirebrook.

Cuse
Cuse

@Duke Fame @Cuse The problem is that they're not professionally outraged. They're amateurishly outraged.


Cracking comment though, Duke.

Cuse
Cuse

@Demented_Man You're right.


Start with fans who are you know, fans. Who like the club.

Hez
Hez

@Cuse @Demented_Man  sound like season ticket holders who have been duped into spending more money on the club by Mike Ashley under the banner "just support the team!". Well each to their own, if you want to go and if some people have different views fine.

Hez
Hez

@Cuse @Duke Fame  think its more the outrage at fans having the p*ss taken out of them for years so they react with negativity towards most things the club do. Your comments are hugely playground and immature so surprised you believe others are immature, at the end of the day their hasn't been much to support in terms of football and progression for while, the club lacks investment and leadership and has hardly won a football match for two years, if they want to be angry let them, try climbing of the high horse

potski
potski

But angry about signing a quality player? It lacks any commonsense. If you were really concerned about supporting football you would be delighted to have Wijnaldum join the club, end of. It's not like we are hard-up and can't afford to buy Austin, Wijnaldum and a good CB