Newcastle United vs West Ham extended match highlights and post match interviews

Posted on November 11th, 2012 | 30 Comments |

Highlights of the game between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James’ Park, though I use the words “highlights” in the loosest possible sense!

Of course, it was also in the script that either be Kevin Nolan or Andy Carroll would score a winning goal, and it turned out to be the former. Not a good day at the office at all for the Grey Gaffer in a game which was excruciating to watch at times. Actually, forget the “at times,” it was just excruciating to watch full stop!

Goals / Goalscorers.

Post match interviews

Alan Pardew’s post match interview.

Sam Allardyce’s post match interview.

Newcastle United 0, West Ham 1 (Kevin Nolan).

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson (Gabriel Obertan 79), Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez (C, Vurnon Anita 24), Shane Ferguson, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse (Shola Ameobi HT).

Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitano, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

West Ham United (4-4-1-1): Jussi Jaaskelainen; Joey O’Brien, Winston Reid, James Tomkins, George McCartney (Guy Demel 67), Yossi Benayoun (Gary O’Neil 52), Mark Noble, Mohamed Diame, Matt Jarvis (Modibo Maiga 34), Kevin Nolan (C), Andy Carroll.

Substitutes: Raphael Speigel, Guy Demel, James Collins, Gary O’Neil, Robert Hall, Modibo Maiga, Carlton Cole.

Match facts.

Yellow cards: Mark Noble (45), Joey O’Brien (61), Hatem Ben Arfa (76).

Red cards: None.

Referee: Mike Dean (the Wirral Whistler)

Attendance: TBC


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  1. billed beforehand as the, “BATTLE OF THE LONG BALL”, when it came down to it, there was only going to be one winner.
    fat sham is what he is, and at stoke you have tony pulis.
    the difference is though, tony and sam, get the players to play that style of aerial bombardment football.
    alan pardew is trying to force that very style upon a largely continental squad, at newcastle.
    fair enough play long ball football, but make sure you have the personnel, to execute it.

    players like cabaye, ben arfa, and the two demba’s up, are players who like the ball into feet.
    pardew is persisting with this crap, with disasterous results.

    today was shocking, and we lacked any kind of ideas, from the first whistle.
    i’ve looked a few other blogs, and people are now starting to see, “mr generic” pardew, isn’t what he’s cracked up to be.

    the worrying thing is, we have been crap since the first day of the season, but non of the problems and issues, we have, are being addressed.
    we just seem to be carrying on down the same path, and no one is saying anything.

    we cannot string three passes together, we rarely create anything, there are very few shots on target, pardew cannot seem to motivate the team, to up their tempo.
    we have two strikers, who are identical, and dont work together.
    we continually give the ball away, to the opposition, and lack any kind of plan.

    i’m going to love what excuses, he’ll come up with, for today’s shambles.
    no doubt it will start with, “i fowt we wuz”, the bloke is seriously deluded, and the owner is deluded, and the gimp, llambias is also.

    we are now paying the price for the lack of investment, shortsighted managerial choice, and the allround cheaparsery.
    this so called 8 year contract, may not mean anything, in the scheme of things, but the gruesome twosome, are going to look like a right pair of plums, when they have to sack him.

  2. Pardew was a good manager for us in his first season in the Prem when we had him, but his second season is just how your team are playing. I am amazed that he got the job in the first place, let alone handed an 8 year contract. Our play may be direct, but its a results business and we are getting them – and thanks for flogging us Nolan, he has paid back his transfer fee with interest!

  3. Congratulations to West Ham and Kev Nolan who played very well today.
    Newcastle are not playing well at present which showed today, however we are not a bad side overnight and the season has a long way to go yet.
    Happy for the lads to pick up after Xmas when the business really starts.

  4. No doubt the next few hours are going to be spent seething at what was a completely inept display of football, in fact even calling that football does the whole game an injustice. However, despite what misgivings I have towards our current management with its worrying lack of any tactical understanding I do take solace in the commendable nature of Kevin Nolan who, despite the critics and everything that did or did not go on behind the scenes, did not run off on his famous wing flapping celebration. Hats off to that man.

    Its perhaps worth noting i did buggar off to go see Skyfall and missed the second half, so knowing my luck he probably went on some malicious tackling spree in which case would make me look a right tit.

  5. I think its now safe to say this season is going nowhere.Even if we were to get new signings in January Pardew would soon get rid of any passing skills and ball control they have so they fit into his “Hoofers and Coggers” style Will be watching my local team playing some real football from now on,

  6. Said the scrpit was written for Nolan but this season has just not got going for us West Ham never broke sweat.All those saying good riddance to Nolan should think again thought he played a captains game should still be in a black and white shirt in my opinion.We NEED new players in in january of real quality because this team at the moment seems to be clueless from the side that put in some great team displays last season.

  7. pardew reckons we lacked the verve today, alan you could have threw richard ashcroft, and he wouldn’t have scored either.


    it was nice to see the – earl of wessex – laying a wreath at the cenotaph.

    shameless coward.

  9. <<<<<<<<<<<, sees 18 per cent of newcastle fans voted ben afra for motm lol surgests a few need to get along to spec savers oh look hes runing with the ball again wow what a surprise runs into a brick wall and loses possion again

  10. at the time felt like muting him didnt really make matters worse, even though he was correct by God he didnt have to go through everything!

  11. gary birtles was bang on, in his commentary, i think he was as frustrated as any fan was, watching that utter crap.
    well it does look like pardew is falling into his usual managerial pattern.
    he starts off with an intial impact, but by the time he’s into his second or third season, everything starts to go down hill.
    i cannot honestly see things changing, with pardew, at the helm.
    the man is a dinosaur, and all this naming him pardiola, is the biggest misnomer, of all time.

    there is a section of our support, who are too easily pleased.
    last season we were just as bad, but managed to put the ball in the back of the net.
    we punched well above our weight, and the season was a fluke.
    people got carried away with the league position, but it was covering up some almighty cracks.

  12. Last 13 league matches, we have managed 3 and 14 of 39 points with a GD of -6. Over 38 games you’d expect to get 41 points on that form. Yikes. The only good 90-minute performance we’ve seen this season was v Bordeaux; last such performance in the league was at Chelsea last season.

    What amazes me is that AP got a new contract in the first half of this season based on the team’s form in the first half of last season. At this point the table tells no lies and we’re only 2 points closer to the top 4 than to 18th. (If Sameobi’s shot didn’t hit Cisse in the back we’d be in 13th, behind LFC on GD.) If Pardew can’t find some way to conspicuously motivate the lads by the new year, I’d consider sacking him. As someone else said, the squad looks like less than the sum of its parts on the pitch. If that’s not down to the manager I don’t know what is.

  13. tunyc says:
    November 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    “If Pardew can’t find some way to conspicuously motivate the lads by the new year, I’d consider sacking him.”

    Well he is the original Mourinho with his psychological techniques (he pins up slogans from self help books all over Benton) and his nickname used to be “Mr.Motivator” after this guy, so that shouldn’t be a problem tunyc.

  14. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    November 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

    “well it does look like pardew is falling into his usual managerial pattern. he starts off with an intial impact, but by the time he’s into his second or third season, everything starts to go down hill.”

    Correction Trojan. Sometimes he started off mediocre or even shite (Charlton) and then got worse ;-)

    “and all this naming him pardiola, is the biggest misnomer, of all time.”

    That was my fault I’m afraid. There was a smidgeon a sarcasm or irony in it I’m ashamed to say, but some people picked it up seriously when we went “Christmas tree” last season and actually played really well for periods of some games. It caught on more than “Silver Supremo” or “Grey Gaffer.”

    Not so much now though as people gradually wake up to the cold, hard reality.

  15. worky man, you’ve created a monster, with that pardiola.
    worky that’s the problem though, when you try to tell people your view on pardew, they say your being negative.
    even when results were going their way last season, a section of fans were getting carried away, they are not willing to look at the future, and whether pardew would be the man, long term.

    so what happens is, the opinion comes across as militant, to some extent, and havin a pop, for the sake of it.
    in reality it doesn’t matter whether pardew is a good bloke, or whether he’s the reincarnation of don juan, or a yes man.
    it is whether or not he has the ability to take this club forward.
    imo he is stuck in his ways, and he’ll never change, and his style of football will never transcend, to beyond, where it is now.
    so we are starting to backwards, as a result of it.
    it looks like the squad have has enough of it, by their body language, aswell.

    would it be a knee jerk reaction to call for his head, at this stage?
    because some will say it will cause instability, on the other hand, do we stick with him, and get worse, which could harm us even more, down the track?

    i think ashley and llambias have dropped a right clanger, and are going to have to back track, yet again, when this goes t**s up.
    the only way pardew can have any kind of reprieve, is if they throw some money at him, to create another feel good factor, although that will never happen, if jabba, has anything to do with it.

    the type of players newcastle now have, need a coach who will have them passing and moving the ball.
    doesn’t have to be a big name, just someone who is tactically aware, and has a few strings to their bow, and has more than just a plan a.

  16. Trojan: or you can just point out that football is, to use a cliche, a results-oriented business. We’ve spent the last 1/3 of a season’s worth of games in relegation form. Yet I look at our squad, especially our first XI, and see a lot of talent.

    How long should one accept relegation form from a good squad before one decides you have a leadership/tactical problem?

  17. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    November 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “worky man, you’ve created a monster, with that pardiola.”

    I happen to know that the Queen of the Mackems reads these pages and she put it in the Guardian once to illustrate the esteem for him amongst we fans. As you may have noticed, it’s kind of a hobby of mine making up daft names to see if they catch on. :-)

    “Alan Pardew has a new nickname. Plain old “Pards” no longer seems quite appropriate for a manager responsible for turning a team widely tipped as relegation fodder into Champions League contenders, so these days Newcastle United fans salute “Pardiola”.” :lol:

  18. tunyc, one thing is for sure, he is no way up to the job, in the long term.
    the problem we have is, whether or not the gruesome twosome, will see what is obvious, and act, or bury their heads in the sand.
    because they have backed themselves into a corner, where pardew, is concerned.
    yes we have a talented squad, albeit about three or four, short to have a tilt, at the champions league places.
    it is criminal though, the way they are being sent out, to play.

  19. Trojan, if Pardew keeps slumping and then the inevitable happened, what kind of manager would Llambias come up with to replace him? Someone like Pep Guardiola? Or someone like Iain Dowie?

  20. You have to say that WH did rather park the bus against us. I reckon if we had had AC in our lineup he would have got on the end of at least one of the many (decent) crosses into the box.

    I have to say I was getting so bl**dy angry watching events as they unfolded It was a near thing that something was going through the TV towards the end of the game.

    I have supported the Toon for over 50 years now starting just after the 50’s glory years.

    I reckon barring ill heath or accidents I probably have another 20 to 30 supporting years left, what’s the chances I will have something to really cheer about in this time? Do I have any scope for optimism, personally I have many many doubts given the present setup.

  21. that seems to be the situation worky, we would end up with someone just as bad, if not worse.
    i’m thinking they might be a good foreign coach out there, who’s got ability, but might not have been given a chance yet.
    someone who has prior knowledge of ashley’s continental style system, and who will have the team keeping the ball on the deck.
    who like the players he seeks, would be hungry to suceed, and work on a shoestring, and get paid in a skip full of white sports socks, and a few charva trackie bottoms, thrown in.

  22. Grumpy-they parked the bus and lumped the ball up to the big men. That’s literally what Allardyce sides have always done, especially away from home, in the decade I’ve been watching. Yet AP seems to have been surprised, again. As for Andy Carroll-you aren’t serious, are you? We were the team with the PL’s second-leading goalscorer whereas Carroll hasn’t scored this season.

    As for optimism-the beautiful thing about it is that it doesn’t have to “come” from anywhere. If you’re optimistic, you’re optimistic. Realism doesn’t come into it as it’s all about the future. Could City supporters have imagined where they are now 5-10 years ago? We live in hope…

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