Last night Newcastle United came back from a goal down to earn a satisfactory draw but the Newcastle manager felt his team deserved better.

After a really poor first half, Alan Pardew’s men did pick up in the second half, especially after the introduction of Davide Santon at half-time.

Alan_Pardew_Newcastle_United_NUFC_67 (2)Speaking to the club website after the match, Alan Pardew had this to say;

“Make no mistake, we were the better side throughout the ninety minutes and we should have won it – but to get a performance like that against this standard of opposition, a team who finished third in their league last season – it was outstanding from us.

We showed our commitment that we weren’t just going to lie down. They’re a strong team, a good technical team – but we were better than them and as the game wore on we got stronger.

In my opinion the referee let too many tackles go and he was asking for trouble, someone was going to get hurt or sent off and that was what happened. Unfortunately for us it was our captain.”

Not sure if ‘outstanding’ was exactly the first word to pop into my head…

While Shola took his goal well, it has to be said that the lack of movement or inspiration was shocking up front, until Newcastle have strikers available pre-season (please!) then any kind of preparation work for the new season has to be only half-cocked.

18 comments
zanzzibar
zanzzibar

This piece highlights the difference between Newcastle & Leicester this season and Palace last. Palace and Leicester fans made supported noises throughout their games and supported their team no matter what.

Yesterday even when Newcastle scored the supporters could barely be heard. 


Hamina
Hamina

Think we have enough to to be worried/annoyed/furious about at NUFC without having to stoop to this drivel. Thought The Mag was better than publishing such sensationalist nonsense.

Munich Mag
Munich Mag

Has the author perhaps thought that maybe the players were heading to the changing rooms ?

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

Yeah, pot calling kettle then....an article trying to condemn players for not staying to the end when the fan watching doesn't either...to be honest it's just taking a cheap shot.  The two players aren't fit/able to play and yet they still turned up...BUT rather than give things a positive spin by saying they still turned up to support the team, you have to turn it into a negative about them leaving a bit early.


I'm not having a go at James, I just think fans collectively need to focus on the important issues and not just look to post a negative on anything they can, it comes across petty and clutching at straws, almost impossible to please at times.   There is plenty wrong here, but we need to be careful not to focus on small things or put negative spin on everything or it diminishes the impact when complaints about the bigger issues take place.  

toon tony
toon tony

So much for Carver 's claims " we're all together all hurting " comment. Maybe we'll see them with Ashley out posters at the next match.

terriertwo
terriertwo

The dole office closes at five o clock on a Saturday and if they don't sign on they cant boost their zero contract wages. 

PhilYare
PhilYare

they couldn't give a toss, but then again the example set by the employers has shown that this is ok. 


you question their potential to be world class players but I'd have people like dummett (newcastle fan) and jonas in the team any day before these type of players that only dream about playing for arsenal or chelsea


if mike ashley tries to be shrewd why waste nearly 7m on Riviere when you have young armstrong available? no way is he on a different level to him...... or 8m on cabella when arrons is far superior player (if you forgive the fact that hes been injured)

Chebs4377
Chebs4377

@NUFC_Stats @NUFCTheMag Oh come on. They aren't required to attend when Injured/Suspended. More important things than this to get upset with

SGM
SGM

I also saw Jonas,Taylor and Anita abandon ship before the final whistle.

Paul A
Paul A

Well if the owner doesn't why should they. S**t rolls down hill.

keeganRescueUs
keeganRescueUs

A taxi driver once told me he picked up Darren Peacock and Steve Watson the night we finally blew winning the title and peacock was drunk and having a great time, on questioning Watson, the driver was told Peacock couldn't care less as long as he got his wages. If the players from that era thought that way imagine how the players feel now??? There is no loyalty in football and nobody is immune from criticism. Sad times

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

It just shows that, in reality, very few of the players could give a toss.

Mark Brooker
Mark Brooker

If Calsberg did crap football clubs ??????