Fulham vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews.

Posted on December 10th, 2012 | 20 Comments |

Highlights from this evening’s game between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage As usual, I shall endeavour to post some better ones, as well as the video of the whole match if there’s one available.

Fulham vs Newcastle United full match video.

Post match interviews.

Alan Pardew thinks that Newcastle United are a side “who can beat anybody.”

Martin Jol is well pleased with “vital win” to lift the Fulham gloom.

Score, Goalscorers and match facts.

Fulham FC 2 (Sidwell 19, Rodellega 63), Newcastle United 1 (Ben Arfa 54).

Fulham (4-4-2): Mark Schwarzer (G), Sascha Riether, Brede Hangeland (C), Aaron Hughes, John Arne Riise, Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Chris Baird, Alex Kacaniklic (Askhan Dejagah 62), Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodallega (Mladen Petric 86).

Subs: Neil Etheridge, Philippe Senderos, Giorgos Karagounis, Askhan Dejagah, Mahamadou Diarra, Kieran Richardson, Mladen Petric

Newcastle United: (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana 86), Hatem Ben Arfa (Shola Ameobi 70), Vurnon Anita (Sylvain Marveaux 86), Papiss Cisse, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba.

Substitutes: Steve Harper (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, James Perch, Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi.

Yellow cards: None.

Red cards: None.

Referee: Lee Mason.

Attendance: 25,270.

Finally, for all you disconsolate Magpies out there, here’s a little something to lift you spirits.

Howay the Lads!


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  1. Pardew should stop trying to save Cisse. A fool tries to get a different result by doing the same thing. Ba and Cisse does not work. Ba has proved himself this season scoring 10 times we need to focus and build around him.

    I swear take Ba and HBA out of the team we would have no wins this season.

    Today Pardew was completely illogical. Cisse out wide, what attributes does he have to even suggest he can play there?

    Subing HBA when we had greater probability of getting something from this game than we do getting anything against city. Why not play Marv who played exceptionally well against Wigan?

    4 wins in 16 really really poor.

  2. Michael12 says:
    December 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

    “Pardew should stop trying to save Cisse. A fool tries to get a different result by doing the same thing. Ba and Cisse does not work. Ba has proved himself this season scoring 10 times we need to focus and build around him.”

    But as you know Michael, in the second half of last season it was the exact opposite when Ba was shoved over to the left. Having written that though, Ba did contribute a bit more in the second half of that season apart from goals, ie assists, holding up the ball and that sort of thing. I certainly don’t think we should write off Cisse though.

  3. Incidentally, on the long balls front, they played slightly more than we did.


    Total passes: 401
    Total long balls (over 25 yards): 59
    Long ball %: 14.7%

    Newcastle United.

    Total passes: 475
    Total long balls (over 25 yards): 68
    Long ball %: 14.3%

    This is about the same as our average for last season, but a fair bit lower than our table topping average for this season.

  4. HBA was never going to play the full 90 minutes – first game back and he was clearly tiring. I very much doubt Pardew “wanted” to take him off

  5. Jonas had a terrible game and unfortunately with him & Cisse playing in the side we looked totally unbalanced. Jonas has be re-born of sorts unfortunately Pardew has bastardised him into, at best, a mediocre holding player with a tendency to drift wide leaving us exposed. What we really needed was Cabaye to breakup play & carry/link ours going forward but unfortunately when he is out there isn’t really an alternative. I would have been tempted to play one if the youngsters that Pardew pulled apart after the game in Europe. I’m a big fan if Cisse but he doesn’t have the strength & power if Ba & is not only wasted out wide but removes the threat a real winger may have offered. Pardew is like a toddler when it comedy to coaching as he just jams square pegs into round holes!

  6. We failed to buy in the summer bottom four by christmas.Relegation form at the minute next 3-4 games cant see us getting a point its the Toon all over as usual.

  7. How much more of this partridge plop will Big Mick and Owl Heed put up with?
    I think out of stubbornness and to save face they will stick with him but I can’t see the situation improving very much on the field anytime soon…especially with the next run of fixtures they look a pretty big ask to me….over to you Partridge :lol:

  8. @Worky: “I certainly don’t think we should write off Cisse though.” I agree but while we are in such a difficulty it is hardly the time to play 10 men. I have always said it when cisse does not score he makes no other contribution. Terrible touches, cannot hold the ball at all taking wild shot far from goal because he cannot take on a player.

    I think we should focus our play around to creating for Ba.
    Pardew in fairness to Cisse has given him ample opportunity to come good we are 16 games in now and he has 2 goals 1 very dubious.

  9. I think everyone and his granny knew that without spending a few quid on some decent players last window would spell disaster for the toon.
    I remember Partridge saying he was so happy with his squad though…obviously Big Mick told him to “get fooked” when he went knocking for a decent transfer kitty, so he had to say he was happy like a good little yes man.

  10. Wonder what the forward line will be like once BA goes?
    Ranger/Cisse or Xisco/Shola…the possibilities are endless!
    If BA does go I bet we get someone on a free and Mick will pop the change in his back pocket.

  11. i listened to pardew’s post match interview, and he was honest up to a point, but there’s no way on gods green earth, we were excellent last night.
    the game should have been done and dusted in the first 20 minutes.
    fulham had the chances to wrap up the game, and when we cleared off the line, it changed the course of the game.
    they started to get jittery, and began to give the ball away.
    this gave us a good last 15 minutes to the half, and there were signs we could get back into it.

    we started the second half in a similar fashion, to the first, and we deserved to draw level.
    i dont know whether this was due to fulham taking their foot off the gas, but us scoring the goal, seemed to spur them on, and pardew was dead right, it was a very sloppy goal to concede.

    taking ben arfa off seemed ridiculous at the time, but pardew has stated this morning, that he wasn’t fully fit, so that might explain his decision.
    bringing shola amoebi on, demonstrated pardew’s philosophy of, if in doubt, hoof it!!!.
    if cisse and ba couldn’t get a ball, what chance did shola have?

    cisse shouldn’t be playing in that front three, and his first touch, is like a brick wall.
    pardew has killed the kids game, altogether, and he’s a shadow of his former self.
    if you play with a front three, it’s better to play with one out and out striker, and two wide players, who can score goals, and cross it, and cut inside.
    pardew needs to bite the bullet, and drop one of them.
    play one of them through the middle, and marveux and ben arfa, either side of him.
    i also think pardew is playing a dangerous game, in playing them together, because if one of the gets injured, we are in trouble.

    he has also ruined jonas’s game, and the poor f***er hasn’t got a clue, what his role is.
    he needs to be dropped, and come on from the bench, as an impact player, later in the game.

    i think that’s where pardew is going wrong, he’s like a poker player, who is showing everyone his hand.
    he needs to start mixing and matching it a bit, because when he gets down to the last 20 minutes of games, he has nothing on the bench, to change things.

    bigiramana is a young lad, but last night would have been a good game to put him into midfield ahead of jonas.

    we played okay last night for 35 minutes of the match, but for the other 55 minutes, we were poor, and that’s not good enough to win games.

    i think fulham played some decent stuff last night, and at times they cut us to ribbons.
    they were also far from being a solid outfit, and they were far from unbeatable.

    pardew said before the game, that only cabaye was missing, and they had more or less a full team.
    that was worrying for me, because we looked so poor at times, so what is pardew’s excuse for this.
    like i said fulham were no great shakes themselves, and i think a lot of teams will fancy their chances at craven cottage, this season, but we couldn’t do anything with them.

    we now find ourselves in very dangerous territory, with the games we have, coming up.
    man city will do us without too much fuss, regardless of pardew’s we can match the big teams at home speech, the way we are playing.
    unless he can get them to lift themselves for these games, and treat them like cup finals, i cannot see pardew turning it around.
    the sad thing about the present situation is, this disaster has been 2 years in the making.
    pardew doesn’t know any better, ashley and llambias are the real architects of this circus.
    ashley has to get rid of llambias, and bring in a proper football man, who can run the club, on the financial side, and the footballing side.
    if he cannot be bothered to do that, then needs to sell up, and let somebody run the club, who realises it’s potential.

  12. We the fans,who buy the shirts,all three,who buy the season tickets,calenders,underpants,pay the wages.are not happy.Anybody want to still tell me they dont see the difference steven taylor makes,Anybody want to still champion mike williamson,anybody happy with jonas,or tiote,how about the current number 9?Parpoo will get the sack by christmas,i would have packed his bag the moment I saw him put cisse anywhere near the wing,he needs to be slapped into this century,everybodys dog knew parpoo vs jols tactic ment we were getting no points,and when they scored first we know what the stats say so our hearts sank Bet nobody thought”ah no prob,cisse our proud number 9 will score” not happy dot com.

  13. I have to agree with many of the comments today, Ba and Cisse are an uneccessary gleam of luxury in Pardews eyes, one that just does not work.

    I was also a bit surprised when HBA started the game, surely it would have been better to ease him in during the second half, still I aint a top class manager and tactician so what do I know.

    I’d have rather seen Marveux and/or Obertan or Ferguson starting instead of Cisse.

    Having said all of that I thought we deserved at least a point out the game and would be a little in aggreement with AP that we have showed a lot of improvement over the last three games.

    At least we were trying to get away from “Hoofball” a bit and play a more passing game, even if it did get us into problems a bit at times.

    A touch of luck and we could easily have won the game, they got some with their first goal although our defence went to sleep for the second. Swartscher (think that is wrong spelling!) saved them more than Krul needed to save us. So apart from that lapse I reckon our defence did ok.

    All in all I thought we had a good game and may just have enough to creep away eventually from the bottom end of the table although the next few games are tough ones.

  14. what chance the final nail get’s brayed into – billy bullshit’s – coffin on the 12/01/2013 by that talented up & coming manager – chris hughton.

    ya never knaa like.

  15. Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    December 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    “A touch of luck and we could easily have won the game”

    We’ve had more than our fair share of luck this season already though Grumpy (and last season too). I’ve weighed up all the decisions which have gone our way against the ones which haven’t and we’re lucky to be a few points ahead of the relegation zone, and possibly lucky to still be in Europe if you factor in that penalty and sending off Krul avoided in the Atromitos game.

  16. Sorry I missed all the banter on here yesterday but my internet wasn’t working. I saw the game on sky though and to be honest we weren’t as bad as we’ve been sometimes this season. We still lost though and we going to have to be even better to stay out of trouble now. We have some bad games coming up even with his 8 year contract it could definitely be curtains for Pardew after the new year if this carries on.

    What happened to the match banter blog on here yesterday worky?

  17. toontony says:
    December 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    “What happened to the match banter blog on here yesterday worky?”

    You weren’t the only one to have Internet connection problems Tony. I wrote a match banter post, but just as I was about to post it my connection went dead. By the time it came back again it was too late. I had problems with it when I was doing the match preview as well. Richard Branson should be taken out and shot for his shitty Broadband service and the way he treats his customers with his so called “customer service.” He’s as big a conman as Mike Ashley.

  18. Canada-even if you’re right about HBA, how does he decide to replace him with Shola rather than Marveaux, a similar player.

    That’s right: because AP wanted to go long ball. Quelle surprise!

    We’re seeing how a lackluster performance looks absolutely horrible when part of a horrible run. Had the game by the scruff of the neck, Alan? Huh. When other teams do that they often, you know, score more than once.

  19. I think it’s time we ready our pennies trained on our players to let them know exactly how poorly we think of them now, and that how much higher they need to pull their socks up.