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29 Nov 2013 13:25:33

The Only Stat That Matters - The Result!

Alan Pardew says Newcastle United fans should "look at the league table and understand it." WTF

Perhaps he should remember ... there is only ONE stat that matters and that is the result.

His theory doesn't hold water. Spurs sent 32 shots at Tim Krul's goal when we played at White Hart Lane a couple of weeks ago and we replied with 4.

Yet we won 1-0. Can Pardew pick the bones out of that?

Alan Pardew: “I think it’s important to look at the league table and look at where you are and understand what’s happening.

“We didn’t shy away from it last year.

“There’s not just points for and goals against that matter to me.

“I look at all the stats – how many shots on target the other are getting in, how many crosses they get in, what we’re going, how many passes we’re getting in and how far and how quick we’re running.

“All those stats add up. And our stats at the minute are very good.

“Certainly, we’ve got a team that’s entertaining and wants to go forward and score goals. That’s reflected in the stats.

“West Brom are a very difficult team to beat.

“And our fans should be under no illusions that even though we’ve won three on the trot, this makes this game very difficult.

“But I think we’re in great shape for it, I really do.

“We’ll go into it with real confidence that we can beat anybody.

“West Brom have got a tough game, make no mistake.”

The last time West Brom came to St James' Park ...

2012/13 NEWCASTLE 2 WEST BROM 1

NEWCASTLE: 1. Tim Krul 5. Danny Simpson 61' 2. Fabricio Coloccini 6. Mike Williamson 3. Davide Santon 10. Hatem Ben Arfa 4. Yohan Cabaye 14. James Perch 18. Jonas Gutierrez 19. Demba Ba 72' 23. Shola Ameobi 61' Subs: 37. Steve Harper 8. Vurnon Anita 9. Papiss Cisse 61' 25. Gabriel Obertan 61' 27. Steven Taylor 28. Sammy Ameobi 72' 31. Shane Ferguson

WBA: 1. Ben Foster 30. Gabriel Tamas 23. Gareth McAuley 3. Jonas Olsson 6. Liam Ridgewell 7. James Morrison 22. Zoltan Gera 88' 21. Youssouf Mulumbu 17. Graham Dorrans 72' 24. Peter Odemwingie 20. Romelu Lukaku 65' Subs: 19. Luke Daniels 4. Goran Popov 88' 8. Markus Rosenberg 72' 9. Shane Long 65' 10. Yassine El Ghanassy 18. Gonzalo Jara 32. Marc-Antoine Fortune

Papiss Cisse deflected home a fortunate injury-time winner for Newcastle as Alan Pardew's men recovered from Romelu Lukaku's equaliser for West Brom to grab a 2-1 victory at St James' Park.

Substitute Sammy Ameobi struck a left-foot shot from the edge of the box which took a heavy deflection off the back of Cisse and was cruelly diverted past Baggies keeper Ben Foster to seal the home side's win.

Demba Ba had netted his seventh goal in nine starts to give the Magpies a 35th-minute lead, but the dangerous Lukaku looked to have snatched the visitors a point when he headed home a Zoltan Gera cross 10 minutes into the second half.

The Baggies, clearly not lacking confidence despite their defeat to Manchester City last weekend, had showed their attacking intentions from the start with Lukaku looking particularly lively down the left.

But the home side had the first real chance in the 14th minute when Shola Amoebi - who had been preferred to Cisse in the starting line-up - dug out a deep cross from the right which found Ba unmarked to flash a close-range header inches wide.

Ba had an ambitious penalty appeal turned down after tangling in the box with Albion captain Jonas Olsson two minutes later, and as the home side began to dominate possession Davide Santon brought a fine save out of Ben Foster with a long-range drive.

But the visitors had a fantastic chance to go ahead in the 26th minute when Graham Dorrans charged over the halfway line on a swift counter-attack and fed Lukaku, who was clean through on goal but saw his left-foot shot flapped out for a corner by the advancing Tim Krul.

Ameobi blazed a 32nd-minute chance into the upper tier before the hosts finally broke the deadlock three minutes later, Ameobi flicking a long Krul goal-kick into the box where Gareth McAuley made a mess of things and let Ba nip in to prod his seventh goal in nine starts past Foster.

Lukaku had another superb chance five minutes before the break when he was put through by Youssouf Mulumbu, but once again could find no way past the impressive Krul.

After a slow start to the second half, Lukaku finally got the goal his performance deserved in the 55th minute when he squeezed in between Santon and Fabricio Coloccini to nod home a Zoltan Gera cross from close range.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew responded by making a double substitution, bolstering his forward line with the introduction of Cisse for the tiring Ameobi, while Gabriel Obertan replaced Danny Simpson.

Clarke, meanwhile, made a surprising change with the increasingly dangerous Lukaku hauled off and replaced by fellow striker Shane Long, which appeared to have the adverse effect of bringing an abrupt end to the visitors' best spell of the game.

Ba hobbled off on 72 minutes to be replaced by Sammy Ameobi, and shortly afterwards Albion came close when Mulumbu shot down the left flank and set up a shooting chance for Markus Rosenborg, who hesitated for too long on the edge of the box.

But the Baggies had regained their composure and began to put the hosts under real pressure, only Krul's alertness preventing the busy Rosenborg getting the vital touch on a deep cross by Long from the right flank.

Rosenborg was again unfortunate not to reach a cross from the left by Gabriel Tamas while at the other end a cross by Gabriel Obertan was too strong for Cisse, who could get no direction on it in front of goal.

But just when it looked like the Baggies had secured the point their performance deserved, Ameobi tried his luck from the edge of the box and Cisse diverted home the winner to keep Newcastle's fine home record on track.

 

MAGPIES v THROSTLES

2012/2013 Sat 20 Apr West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League    Sun 28 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premier League   2011/2012 Sun 25 Mar West Brom. 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premier League    Wed 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 West Brom. Premier League   2010/2011 Sun 22 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 West Brom. Premier League    Sun 05 Dec West Brom. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League   2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup    Mon 18 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 West Brom. Championship    Sat 08 Aug West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Championship   2008/2009 Sat 07 Feb West Brom. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premier League    Tue 28 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premier League   2005/2006 Sat 22 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. Premiership    Sun 30 Oct West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   2004/2005 Mon 03 Jan West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 25 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 West Brom. Premiership   2003/2004 Wed 29 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. League Cup   after extra time, 90 minutes 1-1 2002/2003 Sun 11 May West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 05 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premiership   1990/1991 Sat 04 May West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 27 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. Second Division   1989/1990 Wed 11 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Second Division    Wed 01 Nov West Brom. 1 - 5 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Wed 25 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. League Cup   1985/1986 Sat 11 Jan West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1984/1985 Sat 06 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Wed 26 Dec West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1977/1978 Wed 12 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 10 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 West Brom. First Division   1976/1977 Sat 19 Mar West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 06 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1972/1973 Sat 04 Nov West Brom. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1971/1972 Wed 03 May Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Sat 11 Dec West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1970/1971 Wed 28 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Wed 02 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1969/1970 Sat 14 Mar West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Fri 06 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1968/1969 Sat 19 Apr West Brom. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 West Brom. First Division   1967/1968 Mon 15 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Fri 12 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1966/1967 Sat 13 May West Brom. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 07 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 West Brom. First Division   1965/1966 Wed 01 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1960/1961 Wed 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Mon 05 Sep West Brom. 6 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1959/1960 Wed 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Wed 09 Sep West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1958/1959 Sat 11 Apr West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 22 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1957/1958 Sat 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 24 Aug West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1956/1957 Wed 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Tue 25 Dec West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1955/1956 Mon 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 West Brom. First Division    Wed 07 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1954/1955 Wed 01 Sep West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1953/1954 Wed 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 7 West Brom. First Division    Wed 09 Sep West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1952/1953 Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 5 West Brom. First Division    Wed 27 Aug West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1951/1952 Wed 23 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 West Brom. First Division    Wed 05 Sep West Brom. 3 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1950/1951 Wed 30 Aug West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1949/1950 Sat 18 Mar West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 26 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1947/1948 Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 West Brom. Second Division    Fri 26 Dec West Brom. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1946/1947 Thu 26 Dec West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Wed 25 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 4 West Brom. Second Division   1938/1939 Wed 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. Second Division    Wed 07 Sep West Brom. 5 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1933/1934 Sat 27 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Sat 16 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1932/1933 Sat 04 Mar West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 22 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1931/1932 Sat 02 Apr West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 21 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1926/1927 Sat 26 Mar West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 06 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1925/1926 Sat 17 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 05 Dec West Brom. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1924/1925 Sat 04 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. First Division    Sat 29 Nov West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1923/1924 Sat 22 Mar West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 15 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1922/1923 Wed 14 Mar West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 14 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1921/1922 Sat 22 Apr West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 15 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1920/1921 Sat 04 Sep West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1919/1920 Mon 08 Sep West Brom. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 03 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1914/1915 Mon 05 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 02 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1913/1914 Sat 17 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 West Brom. First Division    Sat 20 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1912/1913 Wed 09 Apr West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 19 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1911/1912 Sat 10 Feb West Brom. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 07 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1903/1904 Sat 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 05 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1902/1903 Sat 24 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 27 Sep West Brom. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1900/1901 Sat 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division    Sat 22 Sep West Brom. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1899/1900 Fri 29 Dec Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Sat 02 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1898/1899 Sat 01 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 03 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   

Pardew - In Or Out? YOU VOTE! 

Three wins, but are we riding our luck? The question we ask - is Alan Pardew the man for Newcastle United? PLEASE VOTE! 

ESPN FC: "The debate over Alan Pardew's suitability as Newcastle manager won't go away even after three consecutive victories. 

Many of those who have watched Newcastle's wins over Chelsea, Spurs and Norwich still hold concerns about how the side are playing -- Tottenham had 20 more shots against Newcastle than Liverpool did when they beat the Magpies 6-0 late last season."

Twitter Search - 

@johnregan51 'I support Pardew. Can't understand the haters. We have not had many better managers in last 50 years' 

@nufcfans 'I strongly disagree with anyone calling for AP's head. It's fickle and impatient' 

Both very strong statements in favour of the manager. There were plenty of anti-Pardew tweets to choose from, including: 

@halliday_9 'I've never spoke to anyone who likes Pardew, that's the truth' 

@lewisa_NUFC 'we have a very good team that is currently winning in spite of Pardew' 

So we ask you to vote - is he the man for Newcastle United? 

http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/interactive/voting_polls.asp 

PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Saturday November 3015:00 Aston Villa v Sunderland 15:00 Cardiff City v Arsenal 15:00 Everton v Stoke City 15:00 Norwich City v Crystal Palace 15:00 West Ham United v Fulham 17:30 Newcastle United v West Brom 

Sunday December 112:00 Tottenham v Man Utd 14:05 Hull City v Liverpool 16:10 Chelsea v Southampton 16:10 Manchester City v Swansea City 

Tuesday December 320:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United 

Wednesday December 419:45 Arsenal v Hull City19:45 Liverpool v Norwich City19:45 Man Utd v Everton19:45 Southampton v Aston Villa19:45 Stoke City v Cardiff City19:45 Sunderland v Chelsea 19:45 Swansea City v Newcastle United20:00 Fulham v Tottenham20:00 West Brom v Manchester City

 

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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