Cardiff City vs Newcastle United match highlights and Pardew post match interview

Posted on August 12th, 2012 | 10 Comments |

Highlights and Alan Pardew’s post match interviews from yesterday’s 4-1 defeat to Cardiff City, which saw the Magpies go 3-0 down within 20 minutes of the kickoff thanks to goals from Cardiff’s Aron Gunnarsson and Joe Ralls. Whilst Newcastle United did strike back with a Shola Ameobi penalty just after the restart, Cardiff completed a comprehensive defeat with a fourth goal in the 76th minute strike from Etien Velikonja.

In his post match interview, Alan Pardew blamed injuries to key players and the attitude of his squad for the rout. You can read more details about the injuries the squad are facing in my previous piece.

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  1. need some defenders threw the door or we are going to get a few hidings this season a giant cb anita goal scoring midfielder dont think santon is going to have that good a season get any defensive injuries against spurs and our season will start very badly

  2. toontony says:
    August 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    “worky what do you think of this Anita thing?”

    toontony, whilst Ajax’s coach, Frank De Boer has told the Dutch media that Ajax and Newcastle are “very close” to reaching a deal, there is nothing from the horse’s mouths about an agreement being reached for €8 million, or Anita flying in for a medical next week just yet as has been reported over here. Of course, that isn’t to say that it won’t happen, but the UK media are jumping the gun a little and embellishing things, as they do.

  3. I think this video shows that Williamson just isn’t at the level that we now expect. The goal where the striker just ran in behind him is a really poor goal to be giving away. I agree that we are still light at the back, we don’t know how Curtis Good is but I’m guessing not ready for prem. So we have S Taylor and Collo and 2 that are not really good enough. Maybe the plan is to have 3 forwards and then a midfield of Cabaye, Tiote and Anita and they just think the back 5 we be protected to the extent that we don’t need anymore defenders?

  4. Sorry worky, I hadn’t read your comments in the other story before I wrote that.

    Cheers mate!

  5. Nee botha toontony.

    DJG, I think that’s very harsh about Williamson just going from that clip, and even if you could see more, it would be harsh in the extreme to judge a player just from one incident, like that ridiculous thing where people formed a lynch mob for Danny Simpson when he got himself injured against Arsenal when Vermaelen scored a winning goal against us at the Emirates.

    I didn’t see the whole game, but I would suspect that there were sevaral players who were all over the place at times during that game, and it may be that the defence were trying to keep too hig a line as a whole, or whatever.

  6. if there’s any truth in the anita story, and tiote apparently being injured, are those rotors on the helicopter, being fired up?

  7. workeyticket- It’s more an opinion formed over a long time and many games rather than that one goal, which perhaps I should have explained better. I just don’t think Williamson or Simpson are at the level that we now find ourselves. Santon has to defend better as well although at least to his credit he is a useful wide player going forward. The season hasn’t started and already several first team players are either resting or carring knocks which is strange, although Pardew has said the rest are fit and no new injuries.

  8. Of course if we hadnt let Danny G go then maybe we wouldnt be panicking six days before the off ?

    When you think Guthrie was allowed to leave for nowt and yet we still have Obertan and Williamson on the books………….