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03 Feb 2011 13:32:05

Pardew Picks The Bones Out Of A Bad Night

United suffered a demoralising defeat at Fulham last night. Not just the result, but the fact Leon Best and Nile Ranger never looked Premiership quality. Alan Pardew: “It was a disappointing goal for us to concede because it wasn’t like us. “We restricted them and they restricted us. “The first goal was always going to be crucial and unfortunately for us they got it.” "Shola (Ameobi)’s injury is a blow. “It looks like a fractured cheekbone so that’s going to be a long lay-off and another blow. “We’ve had a run of these sort of injuries and Cheik (Tiote) suspended. Carroll was injured but that’s irrelevant. “Shola has done particularly well for us so that’s a blow. I gave Nile his head tonight and told him to set the game alight, but he couldn’t quite get into it. “Besty (Leon Best) has done a lot better than that when he’s played for us.” Newcastle manager director Derek Llambias has hit back at Alan Shearer over his criticism of Andy Carroll's sale to Liverpool. Derek Llambias: "Do I care what Alan Shearer has to say? "When he ran this football club [in 2009] we were relegated after picking up just five points from his eight games in charge. "[Owner] Mike Ashley has only ever put money into this football club. He has never taken a single penny out. "And he won't take a single penny of this £35m either - all the money will go to the club and we are already working on identifying transfer targets for the summer." CARROLL'S FIRST LIVERPOOL INTERVIEW Andy Carroll: "It's just a great feeling. Liverpool is a massive club and it's nice to be wanted by a club like this, never mind turning up and being here with everyone around. "When I knew it was real and that there was a chance for me to come here I knew it was a great opportunity and I had to take it. "It's a great feeling. The No.9 is a big number and the one I wanted. To get it at Liverpool is a great feeling. "I want to go out there and play the football that has brought me here. I want to score goals, set up goals and carry on playing football "Working with Kenny Dalglish is really exciting. He's a great man, a great manager and I'm looking forward to getting started. He has told me to settle myself in, get fit and get ready to start playing. "I have spoken to Kevin Nolan. He is over the moon, really delighted for me. He said it's a big chance for me to go out there and show what I can do with Liverpool, and that's what I'm going to do. "Liverpool is a big club which is going places and this is a chance to show what I can do. What I did at Newcastle has got me here and now I have to carry it on with Liverpool. "I can't wait (for my Liverpool debut). I just need to get myself fit and then look forward to my debut. I'm just working in the gym at the moment and hopefully will start running soon. I just want to get started. "Everyone has put their faith in me and it's nice to have come to a club that has welcomed me like this. "My message to Liverpool fans today? "They have spent a lot of money on getting me here and I just want to repay them for what they have spent. I'll do my best and think I can do it. I want to win trophies with this club and help push us forward."  ... AND AS IF THINGS COULDN'T GET WORSE ... TOON FANS CANNOT EVEN BURN HIS SHIRT! http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/drivetime/blog/2011-02-01/newcastle-fans-fail-bid-burn-andy-carroll-shirt Harry Redknapp has hit out at Newcastle's Mike Ashley over his handling of the sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool. Suggesting Ashley DID kick Carroll out! Harry Redknapp: "I had a good laugh this afternoon watching the interview from Newcastle. "I thought it was one of the most amusing things I'd seen. " 'How hard Newcastle had fought to keep him and pulled out all the stops and they had battled it all the way, even when he put in a transfer request'. "Every time these clubs sell a player they seem to have to get the player to put in a transfer request to make it look like they did not want to sell him. "He is a good prospect the boy, but I think they will be quite happy with the business they have done."  Saturday 05th February 2011   Newcastle  v  Arsenal 15.00  Saturday 12th February 2011   Blackburn  v  Newcastle 15.00  Tuesday 15th February 2011   Birmingham  v  Newcastle 19.45  Saturday 26th February 2011    Newcastle  v  Bolton 15.00  Saturday 05th March 2011   Newcastle  v  Everton 15.00  Saturday 19th March 2011   Stoke City  v  Newcastle 15.00 FULHAM 1 NEWCASTLE UTD 0 FULHAM: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Dempsey, Sidwell, Murphy (Gera 87), Duff (Davies 87), Andrew Johnson (Kakuta 71), Dembele.Subs Not Used: Stockdale, Salcido, Kamara, Greening. NEWCASTLE: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Best (Lovenkrands 72), Ameobi (Ranger 13).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Perch, Ferguson, Richardson. Att: 25,620 It wasn't so much 'life without Carroll' at Craven Cottage, because Judas hasn't been part of the first team squad for weeks, after falling off a bar stool pissed in a casino. But the fact is ... we had better brace ourselves for a tough second-half to the season if THIS match is anything to go by ... because this was THE PITS! Damien Duff twisted the knife into his former club but that was just part of the story. Steve Harper was magnificent, but there so many dead bodies out there wearing the Newcastle badge, it was frightening. Williamson could have given away two penalties (if the referee had the balls to give them), and although Enrique will take the stick for bad marking for Duff''s goal, it was Williamson who played the former Chelsea winger onside as he was caught ball watching. Barton put in crosses, but he hasn't got a target to hit anymore, now that the 9ft 13" lighthouse has buggered off to Scouseland. Best gets lost in the opponent's backline and needs to be hunted out rather than spotted from distance, and Ranger is schoolkid looking for a ball to play with. Mark Hughes said this game was "hard work", it was hard work WATCHING it! Match report:- It was another night to forget for Newcastle, who lost Shola Ameobi to a suspected fractured cheekbone just 13 minutes in, less than 48 hours after selling star striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool. Newcastle could ill afford to lose another forward but that was exactly what happened when Ameobi took an elbow to the head in a challenge with Steve Sidwell after just 10 minutes. Three minutes of futile treatment followed before Ameobi was led down the tunnel and replaced by Nile Ranger. The visitors had shown total commitment to that point, with Mike Williamson closely shadowing the in-form Moussa Dembele. Duff's deflected shot and a weak Danny Simpson strike at the other end were the only efforts of note in the opening quarter, although Sidwell arguably saved a goal by flicking Joey Barton's free-kick behind. Danny Murphy went close to sending Clint Dempsey clean through but Steve Harper was too quick off his line, while the goalkeeper also snaffled Sidwell's harmless long-ranger. Newcastle's discipline began to waver and Simpson was booked just past the half-hour mark for hauling back the increasingly influential Dempsey, who also drilled narrowly wide from close range as Newcastle failed to deal with a Murphy free-kick. Newcastle were briefly down to 10 men again before half-time thanks to another head injury, this time to Simpson. Williamson produced a great block to deny Duff an early second-half opener but the winger should then have put Fulham ahead in the 50th minute when he prodded wide from barely three yards after Dempsey's shot was saved by Harper and deflected straight to the winger. Captain Kevin Nolan was booked for a rash tackle on Dembele but the visitors were starting to get a foothold in the game. Leon Best nodded Danny Guthrie's cross off target and the recalled Chris Baird sent Jonas Gutierrez's wicked cross just the right side of his own post. Williamson made a near-fatal error just past the hour when he gifted the ball to Duff and Dempsey unleashed a rising near-post drive which was tipped over by Harper. More suicidal defending ultimately cost them in the 67th minute when Jose Enrique was too easily beaten by Duff to Murphy's 60-yard ball and the Irishman kept his cool to strike right-footed past Harper. Fulham boss Mark Hughes handed on-loan Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta his debut with 19 minutes remaining as Andy Johnson was withdrawn, while Newcastle threw on Peter Lovenkrands for Best. Baird's free-kick grasscutter was too close to Harper before the Fulham fans began to chant: "There's only one Andy Carroll." Kakuta should have killed the game 10 minutes from time when he sidefooted Dembele's cross straight at Harper. And he was almost made to pay seconds later when Ranger forced Mark Schwarzer - a surprise starter four days after the end of Australia's Asian Cup campaign - into a brilliant point-blank smother from Nolan's cutback. The chances kept coming and Dempsey shot too close to Harper and Kakuta saw his finish blocked after a brilliant, sweeping move. Fulham ran down time by removing Murphy and Duff for Zoltan Gera and Simon Davies but they also went closest to another goal, with Dembele prodding too close to Harper.   NEWCASTLE UNITED 2010/11 PREMIERSHIP FULHAM 1 NEWCASTLE UTD 0Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Best (Lovenkrands 72), Ameobi (Ranger 13).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Perch, Ferguson, Richardson. NEWCASTLE 1 SPURS 1 (Coloccini)Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Guthrie (Perch 74), Nolan, Gutierrez, Best (Lovenkrands 65), Ameobi (Ranger 88).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Xisco, Ferguson. SUNDERLAND 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Nolan)Harper, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Smith (Guthrie 37),Gutierrez (Gosling 90), Best (Lovenkrands 88), Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Krul, Routledge, Perch, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 5 WEST HAM 0 (Best 3, Nolan, Lovenkrands)Harper, Simpson, Steven Taylor (Williamson 46), Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez (Ferguson 66), Lovenkrands, Best (Ranger 64).Subs Not Used: Krul, Guthrie, Routledge, Perch. WIGAN 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ameobi)Harper, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan (Smith 86), Tiote, Gutierrez, Ameobi (Best 77), Lovenkrands (Routledge 70).Subs Not Used: Krul, Williamson, Perch, Ranger. TOTTENHAM 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Perch, Tiote (Lovenkrands 79), Barton, Routledge, Simpson, Smith, Gutierrez (Ranger 67), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Harper, Williamson, Xisco, Best, Kadar. NEWCASTLE 1 MAN CITY 3 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ranger 60), Barton, Tiote, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Harper, Williamson, Guthrie, Perch, Smith, Best. NEWCASTLE 3 LIVERPOOL 1 (Nolan, Barton, Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Barton (Routledge 90), Nolan (Smith 87), Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger 63).Subs Not Used: Harper, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Perch. WEST BROM 3 NEWCASTLE 1 (Lovenkrands)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ranger 74), Guthrie (Smith 73), Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Lovenkrands 46).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Perch, Best, Kadar. NEWCASTLE 1 CHELSEA 1 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger 77).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Perch, Smith, Best, Kadar. BOLTON 5 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 71), Nolan, Smith, Gutierrez (Campbell 77), Carroll, Ameobi (Lovenkrands 72).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Perch, Steven Taylor, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 0 FULHAM 0Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 76), Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Lovenkrands (Ranger 76).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Campbell, Smith, Xisco, Steven Taylor. NEWCASTLE 1 BLACKBURN 2 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote (Routledge 88), Gutierrez, Carroll,Ameobi (Ranger 46).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Campbell, Lovenkrands, Smith, Steven Taylor. ARSENAL 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger 82).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Campbell, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Smith, Steven Taylor. NEWCASTLE 5 SUNDERLAND 1 (Nolan 3, Ameobi 2 - 1 pen)Krul, Jose Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Simpson,Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Ameobi (Ranger 86), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Smith. WEST HAM 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Nolan, Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Guthrie, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 2 WIGAN ATH 2 (Ameobi, Coloccini)Krul, Perch (Ranger 89), Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 66), Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ameobi 60), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Kadar.  MAN CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Gutierrez)Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini (Campbell 36), Jose Enrique, Ben Arfa (Routledge 7), Nolan (Carroll 76), Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Ameobi. Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 1 STOKE CITY 2 (Nolan pen)Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 62), Barton, Tiote (Ameobi 74), Routledge, Nolan, Carroll. Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Ranger. EVERTON 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ben Arfa)Harper (Krul 35), Perch, Coloccini, Williamson,Jose Enrique, Routledge, Tiote, Barton,Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 84), Nolan, Carroll. Subs Not Used: Campbell, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 0 BLACKPOOL 2Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ameobi 81), Smith (Lovenkrands 62), Barton, Gutierrez (Ben Arfa 73), Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Ryan Taylor, Tiote. WOLVES 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll (Ameobi 81).Subs Not Used: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Vuckic, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 6 ASTON VILLA 0 (Barton, Nolan 2, Carroll 3)Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ameobi 76), Smith (Ryan Taylor 76), Barton, Gutierrez (Xisco 80), Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Lovenkrands, Vuckic, Tavernier. MAN UTD 3 NEWCASTLE 0Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Nolan (Ameobi 71), Barton,Gutierrez (Xisco 80), Carroll. Subs Not Used: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Vuckic, Ranger, Tavernier. FA CUP STEVENAGE 3 NEWCASTLE 1Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Simpson, Barton, Smith (Tiote 58), Nolan, Routledge, Lovenkrands (Airey 78), Best (Ranger 46).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Guthrie, Kadar, Ferguson. CARLING CUP NEWCASTLE 0 ARSENAL 4Krul, Perch, Williamson, Kadar, Ryan Taylor, Routledge (Gutierrez 56), Guthrie, Smith (Barton 71), Vuckic, Lovenkrands (Carroll 57), Ranger.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Tiote. CHELSEA 3 NEWCASTLE 4 (Ranger, R Taylor, Ameobi 2)Krul, Ryan Taylor (Tiote 63), Campbell, Coloccini (Williamson 63), Ferguson (Barton 90), Ranger, Gutierrez, Vuckic, Smith, Ameobi, Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Nolan, Carroll, Ben Arfa. ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ryan Taylor, Ameobi, Lovenkrands)Krul, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Tavernier, Ferguson, Ranger, Donaldson, Vuckic (Nolan 90), LuaLua, Ameobi,Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Williamson, Barton, Routledge, Perch, Smith. PRE-SEASON CARLISLE 0 NEWCASTLE 3 (Best, Ranger, Vuckic)Harper (Krul 46), Tavernier (R Taylor 46), Coloccini (S Taylor 46) (Henderson 81), Williamson (Perch 46), Enrique (Ferguson 46), Inman (Routledge 46), Smith (Barton 46), Nolan (Guthrie 46), LuaLua (Vuckic 46) , Carroll (Best 46), Lovenkrands (Ranger 46). NORWICH CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ameobi)Krul, Taylor (Routledge 45), Tavernier, Coloccini (Williamson 45), Diaz (Ferguson 57); Ranger (Xisco 45), Barton (Smith 45), Nolan (Guthrie 45), Vuckic (Edmundsson 72); Best (Lovenkrands 45), Carroll (Ameobi 45). NEWCASTLE 2 PSV EINDHOVEN 2 (R.Taylor, Best) Harper, Perch, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Guthrie, Nolan, Smith, Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands, Ameobi. Subs: Carroll, Xisco, Best, LuaLua, Krul, Vuckic, Ranger, Donaldson, Tavernier. DEPORTIVO 0 NEWCASTLE 0 (NUFC win 5-4 on penalties - Lovenkrands, Nolan, Carroll, R Taylor, Barton)Harper (Krul 46); R Taylor, Perch (Tavernier 52), Coloccini, Enrique; Routledge, Barton, Guthrie (Nolan 46), Xisco (Gutierrez 46); Carroll, Best (Lovenkrands 73). 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