Wow. What a day. Drinking a can at 6.30am on the train just about summed today up. Brilliant. Palace seemed a poor side, and despite getting a recent bump after appointing Pulis, after seeing that yesterday they’ll do well to stay in the league. The weather was fucking horrendous but I still thought we played a decent game. It’s hard to argue with the side Pardew put out, and I like the fact that Vurnon Anita has quietly carved a role into the first XI for himself and is getting the job done. At the back I thought we looked good, save for one Krul error when he came out and didn’t collect. Yohan is possible the only genuine £20m we’ve got, and it shows week in-week out. Got a little lucky with the goal, but we’ll take them all the same. Sissoko is beginning to look like a very able right winger, and definitely influences the play from that position, yesterday was no exception. Even when Hatem came on, the first thing he did was look busy and to create, first setting up Gouffran who smashed one off the post, and then tucking away a pen to seal the game. Quick word for Palace, proper ‘old-school ground’, (not that I’d know what that is like, I’m 25, but stay with me..), and fans who tried to create a good atmosphere. Really hope they stay up, as 12 months from now, I’d like to be going there again, standing in the driving rain with 3000 other like minded piss-artists. I love each and every one of you. All the best for Christmas. The song has it bang on mind, it really is good to see Newcastle win away… 3 – Debuchy (The understanding him and Sissoko have built up is fantastic, and he was brilliant yesterday) 2 – Cabaye (Pulling the strings again, and Pardew is letting him play further forward, it’s working) 1 – Sissoko (We are strong as fuck down the right, and Moussa has a big part in that. So strong and physical. Also used ball well when in possession).
Sissoko and Debuchy are forming quite the partnership down that right hand side. After a tricky start for Mathieu he has really come into his own and showing us that he’s the best right back we’ve had in a generation. Quick, skillful and can pick a cross/pass. Williamson also deserves a lot of credit – he’s the ideal partner for both Coloccini and Mbiwa.
Pardew deserves a huge amount of credit in my eyes. He’s got the team working well as a unit, playing good football and most importantly – picking up results. At this rate, we’ll beat last seasons haul by mid January.
There’s the hex on that then…
Pick up another win in the next couple of games and that will be a fabulous start – and I’d imagine the best one we’ve had in years.
I fucking hate Crystal Palace. My best mate’s dad supports them and he’s the biggest bell-end in the entire world. I fucking hate Tony Pulis. I hate his shit football, his shit tracksuit and his shit players. Today’s game was a Smorgasbord of everything I despise. Pulis has planted his hoof-marks clearly in a dire Crystal Palace side who lofted the ball aimlessly up the field no no one in particular for the entire game. At least Stoke had some reasonably good players. Palace don’t, not one of them are remotely Premier League material and they’ll be crashing back down the divisions where they rightly belong.
Will the real Newcastle please stand up. If this is what I am going to get from my beloved black and whites every week I’m over the moon. What a brilliant, brilliant period we are going through. I don’t deny I’ve called for Pardew’s head before but you know what? I like our stability, I get frustrated in the transfer window because we could truly be something special with 4 more players.