Party poopers! Newcastle 1-2 Everton

Opening goal not enough
Opening goal not enough
Everton played the part of New Year party poopers to perfection last night as they ran out 2-1 winners at St James’ Park.

Goals from Leighton Baines and Victor Anichebe cancelled out an early opener from Papiss Cisse and gave Davide Moyes’ side the three points on the night.

In truth I’d say a draw might have been a fair result and Martin Atkinson can feel proud that he’s won the away side the match for them. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the Everton goals and what turned out to be the winner was as a result of yet more shoddy defending from the home side, but the decision to award Everton the free-kick which yielded their equaliser was weak and was the kind of the decision Newcastle didn’t get any of on the night.

It all started brightly for the home side who made a cracking start after Tim Krul lumped the ball up front only for the Everton defence to get mixed underneath allowing Papiss Cisse to steal in and nod over Tim Howard to give United the lead.

It could have been two moments later when Shola Ameobi’s flashed ball across the face of goal just eluded Papiss Cisse and perhaps should have been two when James Perch nodded onto the post. Vurnon Anita also went close as he just missed out getting on the end of Davide Santon’s cross.

However despite the early onslaught Everton were by no means out of it. They pressed forward and applied pressure without really threatening our goal but that changed just two minutes from half-time when Martin Atkinson adjudged Fabricio Coloccini to have barged into the back of Marouane Fellaini. With the ball some 35-yards away from goal the threat didn’t look to obvious until Leighton Baines unleashed a beautiful free-kick that flew past Tim Krul into the back of the Leazes End net.

The free-kick was amazing, but the award of the foul in the first place was baffling. Just minutes prior to that Shola Ameobi was brought down in the box yet nothing was given by the man who sat by and did nothing whilst Hatem Ben Arfa had his leg smashed to bits by Nigel de Jong. Go figure…

Shola Ameobi was brought down early in the second half with Sylvain Marveaux blasting the resulting free-kick against the wall, but the two very nearly combined shortly afterwards after Marveaux lobbed a ball over the top for Shola who controlled at the first attempt only to prod wide with his second touch.

Newcastle were trying to make things happen but in the end that was to be our downfall as Nikica Jelavić broke down the left and dazzled Coloccini with some neat stepovers before crossing the ball for Victor Anichebe who timed his run into the box superbly and thumped the ball past Krul to give the away side the leadwith 30 minutes remaining.

Far from bringing on an onslaught, Everton’s goal seemed to shock the home side who became more and more desperate as time went on. Gabriel Obertan went close as did Davide Santon, both testing Tim Howard at his near post. Papiss Cisse also got on the end of a Vurnon Anita cross only to see his header cleared and his effort on the rebound fall straight to Howard whilst Santon also failed to pick out an unmarked Cisse who would have surely levelled the scores from eight yards out.

It wasn’t to be though and United slumped to yet another defeat. The FA Cup this weekend will offer us an almost welcome distraction before travelling to Norwich in just over a week to take on former manager Chris Hughton, where hopefully we’ll have Yohan Cabaye, Steven Taylor and Mathieu Debuchy available for selection.

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Tim Krul, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Subs: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger

Everton: Tim Howard (G) Phil Jagielka, John Heitinga, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines, Steven Naismith, Phil Neville, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini, Nikica Jelavic

Subs: Jan Mucha, Shane Duffy, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Bryan Oviedo, Magaye Gueye, Victor Anichebe, Apostolos Vellios

Attendance: 49,391

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216 thoughts on “Party poopers! Newcastle 1-2 Everton

  1. Just read Kevin Keegan’s recent comments. He thinks Cabaye is the key to our season and is much more important to the team than Ba. But then he turns around and says Ba is the complete centre forward and Cisse probably isn’t. I’ve always been puzzled by Keegan. I have seen Cabaye play some good and not so good games for us but he has never had the impact that Ba had as far as I can see. Maybe Ba was too selfish but his skill on the ball was undeniable. A tremendous 1 in 2 scorer and we are going to miss him.

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  2. Yes ice and Munich can’t see either Cabaye or Debuchy hanging about if we get relegated. I hope they realize that is what we are in now, a relegation scrap. And B&B we had better pray that Colo doesn’t lose heart or interest. He is the only thing holding our defense (so-called) together now. We’ve shipped 39 goals in 21 games and are -12 as a goal difference. Start looking at CB’s Llambias you fool.

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  3. B+B I know you will probably disagree but I still think a lot of our players lost a bit of heart and belief when they seen the club’s ambition in the summer transsfer window, when we had the best chance in yrs to kick on after last season. I really do think that it made a few players question themselves πŸ˜•
    As for Europe causing tiredness well it’s all linked in to the summer when we had the chance to strengthen and be ready but we done nowt

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  4. bbc reporter saying ba medical taking longer than normal and have “not”confirmed the signing until further tests,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  5. Lambias and Pardew got caught with there kegs round there ankles when Collo threatened to walk out awhile back. Basically they hadn’t planned beyond the end of there noses, so were forced to give him a whopper pay day which they may live to regret.

    Ditto with Ba, caught with there kegs down, even though they knew he would foxtrot oscar sooner or later.

    They have planned for the long term by bringing in young players who will not make it, whilst at the same time failing to plan for the short term.

    Laugh I almost got the beers in.

    Jose Mourinho – football has no memory, you are only as good as your last game. Heed these words Pardew, last years management prizes are providing you with zero help this time round.

    Carver and Stone need to give there heeds a shake too imo.

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  6. Interesting that Ba’s medical is taking longer than expected Icedog. Same old story with the knees. That probably means he would have to accept performance clauses. Very strange situation that everyone can tell he has knee problems but then all he does is go out and score, game after game. It must drive clubs mad.

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  7. MM I never heard a ****y bird about Collo threatening to walk out ? as for a whopper pay day all the stories I read said he took a cut ? have you anything to back that up ??? ❓

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  8. icedog@82, I wonder what the medical experts will find what they don’t already know about πŸ˜• I’m sure technology hasn’t worsened since the docs recognised that Ba is a knacker job all those years ago.

    It must be a question of insurance too I would imagine.

    I would love it if Chelsea play real hard ball with Ba along the lines of “look you can’t go back to Newcastle now, so take this offer or leave it”… there again we need to get our own **** together and move on after Ba. I only hope the Ba deal goes through quickly so we can use the money to buy Debuchy..

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  9. GEORDIETWO from what I have gathered through talking to different people his condition doesn’t mean that it’s damaged now but that there is a great chance that if he injuried his knee it wouldn’t repair itself like normal and it would then get worse, they explained it to me in more detail but thats the basic points of it

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  10. Big D@87, I recall as Collo was aproaching the end of his contract, and sphincters started to twitch, Collo was being linked with Man City amongst others. This is the “walking out” I was referring to.

    I believe at 29 he signed a five year deal at most probably quite a substantial sum per week to take him through to the age of 34. This is the whopper “pay day” I was referring to.

    Is that enough back-up for you?

    The main jist of my post which you chose to ignore is that our management have taken there eye off the ball in two key positions, central defence and central attack, which may cost the club there place in the Premier League.

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  11. GeordieTwo@85, especially the clubs he is scoring against πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    There again he was greedy.

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  12. nufc fans are the most deluded in the prem , 9th biggest club in England going on trophies won efc being 4th on trophies won so how u all seem to think ur a bigger club coz u got a big ground is laughable Sunderland are a bigger club on trophies won fact ha ha

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  13. BREAKING NEWS – Barnetta sighted at Jesmond Dene House enjoying a cuppa with Decka and Lee Charnley 😈

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  14. TOONRSHIT – Bit of a retard aren’t you.

    Go get some English lessons before attempting to use the internet little lad, run along now.

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  15. So he didn’t threaten to walk out ? but because you read that he was being linked to Man city you then presume that he threatened to walk out ?
    You stated that he threatened to walk out im just asking have you owt to back it up or are you just making it up ❓ I really don’t know what your problem is with me asking had you anything to back up your claims, as they do seem to be wild claims, and as I said I never heard owt about it.

    As for me ignoring your main points of your post ??? I have been one of the loudest voices against the regime and there total cack handedness in failing to strengthen and show ambition so I don’t know how you work that out

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  16. That makes sense Big Dave. A degenerative knee condition. He plays knowing it could be over for him very quickly with the wrong injury. But he has such a great touch for a big man. I will definitely miss him. If Cisse gets his form back and we bring in a decent second striker we still need at least one more player, a CB. No more excuses please Ash/Llam. Spend now or pay later in lost revenue. It’s not rocket science. Stop making yourself a laughingstock Ashley. This is football man not selling tat.

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  17. hmmm interesting

    Olympique Marseille have struck terms with West Ham United for striker Modibo Maiga.

    RMC says OM have negotiated a six month loan deal for Maiga with the option to sign him permanently in June.

    OM president Vincent Labrune confirmed yesterday he had been in London over the weekend. For his part, Maiga is yet to agree to the move.

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  18. Toonr**** @92. Well now ,who the **** are you,get back under your stone you cretinus tosspot. You are the last person I’m in the mood for .

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  19. Big Dave…. the club saw it right to give Collo, and aging centre half a 4 or 5 year deal on good wedge, whilst failing to address the defensive weaknesses.

    They also failed to pay a “proven” EPL goalscorer the going rate, whilst still ignoring the deficiencies up front.

    Now the club will be forced to panic buy in January to save there butts.

    Brilliant management eh…..?

    You read that Collo took a pay cut. Very noble of him. From what measly sum to what even more measly sum ? Have you anything to back that up ??? ❓

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  20. Geordietwo I will miss his goals but tbh I would rather have a player that will give there all and play where ever they’re asked to play, which IMO he wouldn’t do as it was all about him and what he wanted

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  21. The Kid,
    If, and it is a big if,that we get Remy, what will he bring to the table ❓ ,

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  22. I see Lawro has picked us for a 1-1 draw with Brighton and then a win in the replay. That worries me as he usually gets it wrong. I’m not going to predict as I’ve been hopeless at it this season. Will we field a young side with Fergie, Bigi etc? My guess is yes and it may cost us but what else to do with our current league form? Horrible season so far and forget a cup run Alan.

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  23. Sharpy@63, Yeah I know what people say about the scottish league but he’s playing in the CL so can handle the pressure of the big game and all them Celtic fans too. I wouldn’t mind him at all but don’t see him wanting to join us in our position ,we are gonna have to make a hard sell to any striker or CB now imo. πŸ™„ πŸ™

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  24. MM so we gave our 29 yr old captain a new contract because his old one was up and we stood to loose him for nowt, but ALL the report I read said that he took a cut in his pay to stay with us.
    But your ****ed off because our 28 yr striker with a degenerative knee condition and a clause in his contract didn’t get a new contract on over double what he is thought to be on ❓ πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  25. TGS

    He’s a strong and technical winger/forward that brings others into play well. He is also a fairly big unit and will offer some aerial threat (along with Debuchy).

    Very tricky player with a great first touch and explosive burst of pace. He has had a difficult time of it lately with injuries and the fact the OM manager doesn’t fancy him (probably has something to do with his precarious contract situation).

    If he comes and stays fit we will have a quality player, no doubts about that.

    Obertan as competition too, which is very good in my opinion as the young melon head has been very good for us lately.

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  26. Sad to say there is truth in that Big Dave @101. I think he started reading his own press clippings and listening to his many agents. It turned his head and he went to the dark side (Chelsea). I hope he enjoys sitting on the bench. His knees will get a rest anyway. I’m just concerned Ashley will turn tail and not spend what he needs to now. It’s an old story to all of us on here by now but it doesn’t get any less frustrating.

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  27. I suppose the one saving grace this transfer window is that hopefully we can breath out knowing that we have lost one of our 5-6 “purples”, but the rest of our team will remain intact.

    We can all spend the rest of January getting all excited and hoying names about of players who may be coming to the toon. It’ll be interesting to see who we end up with.

    If we don’t bring in more players the place will be in an uproar.

    btw almost 50k for a televised game against Everton, on the eve of having just lost Demba Ba, and also considering the cack defensive displays we have turned out lately was absolutely immense. No doubting the fans loyalty, the jokers in charge don’t know how lucky they are. πŸ‘Ώ

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  28. G2@106, It hacks me off that I can’t enjoy the FAcup this year as it’s the one c up I would love us to win , but right now I couldn’t give a toss I just want us winning pl games. πŸ™ I wish we could drop out of Europa too, this season is an utter washout all because of a lack of foresight by a bunch of amatures. πŸ‘Ώ

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  29. TGS

    No problem. I like OM and watched them a lot last season because I’m a massive fan of M’bia (Pissed off QPR got him) and Diawara, who were BEASTS at the back. They are/were probably the most organised and physical side in Ligue 1 and had a vicious counter attack with Valbuena, Ayew and Remy.

    I would probably prefer Ayew to Remy, but I reckon he would cost a lot more. Probably Β£15million or so.

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  30. Saying that, I would also love Valbuena here, but again, he would cost an arm and a leg.

    I remember saying this back in the spring and a few on here didn’t fancy him because of his theatrics at times. For me, Valbuena is one of the hardest working and most explosive wingers in Europe. So direct.

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  31. TGS @110 it’s a CB we all want!! Bloody owner. Kimtoon @114 aye the management have ruined this season for us. Now it’s try to cover the biggest cuts with bandaids and stagger through to the end. What a shambles and no end in sight. πŸ‘Ώ

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  32. Now now Big Dave@108, we all know what you think of Demba Ba, you don’t have to keep harping back to it.

    You don’t need to turn my argument around to suit your well known anti Ba agenda.

    My initial posting @84, reflects on the fact that the management have been caught with there kegs down (a geordie term for trousers) regarding two main positions in the team, centre half and centre forward, and will now have to perhaps “panic buy” to get themselves out of the ****.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    By the way, I don’t need to explain to you that of course I am peeved about us losing Ba, but only because I fear we will get relegated without his presence and goals up front, nothing more, nothing less. It’s all down to facts, we need more goals in the side, and I don’t trust Pardew and the management to solve the problem. The jokers in charge just do the bidding of Pardew and his coaching staff once a target has been identified.

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  33. The Kid, doesn’t Valbuena play on the left side of midfield too. Would be a great signing for the toon.

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  34. Kim I think Pards is doing a roll call to see who we have to play in the FA cup so I don’t think it will weaken us too much as I don’t think we’ll be in it for very long

    The Kid us getting a top CB in has been a fantasy for long enough now so Valbuena etc will have to get added at the bottom of the list

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  35. Munich

    He has played on both sides and through the middle. I haven’t watched him much lately as I’ve barely watched OM since last season, but I know he made it into Ligue 1’s team of the year.

    I wonder what the hold up is with Debuchy? He has agreed terms and no medical takes this long. Why do teams delay these announcements?

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  36. MM I have never hid my feelings for Ba so I really don’t see what your problem is, So I don’t need to turn your argument to suit mine.
    it’s pretty simple I never once said you have to explain owt to me because when you came on here ranting and raving a week or so ago that I have started a vitrolic hate Ba Mob and others on here were in it told me all I needed to know 😳 Just out of interest do you class the Kid or anyone else on here that had the same views as me on Ba as being members of the vitrolic Mob ❓ ❓
    I haven’t spoke one word to you from that rant of your’s until you made the wild Claim @ 84 that Collo threatened to walk ? I simply asked you did you have anything to back that up ?? but you didn’t the same as your Ba was our 20 goal a season man and someone had to point it out to you that he hadn’t scored 20 goals in a season for us 😯

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  37. I see ToonR**** has put the kids to bed and has nowt else to **** about with so comes on here spouting his bollock – evening *******, you’re always welcome on here πŸ˜›

    Have we signed anyone yet? πŸ˜›

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  38. MM I meant to add that up until your attack on me about the mob I had never had a cross word with you, So what have I done on you ❓ or is it just that you were a Ba fan and I spoke bad about him πŸ˜•

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  39. Hmm… So Maiga to Marseilles suggests Remy will be leaving then, just hope it’s to us, though it could just as easily be Tottenham.

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  40. The Kid 😯 😯 maybe as I was saying to B+B that he lost a bit of heart with us wasn’t far wrong except that he has lost complete heart πŸ˜•

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  41. the Kid.

    If he wants out, tell him to f*** off!!

    We’ll get tomkins to replace him 😯

    Probs be why he’s been playing so ****, I can’t see him leaving tho

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  42. I would expect the Club or the player to come out and say a bit more, but I can’t help thinking that there was some changing room trouble at the start of the season ❓

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  43. Sounds like complete press ******* to me Kid. I don’t believe a word of it. If Colo comes out and says something that would be different.

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  44. Is the Maiga thing true like? He only signed for WH in the summer didn’t he? Isn’t there some rule about how many clubs you can play for in one season?

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  45. If Coloccini leaves we are in serious s**t! We must convince him to stay.

    This is typical NUFC luck. We manage to get hold of a CB and get him to sign a new deal. What happens? He gets homesick and wants to leave.

    FUCK SAKE!

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  46. @Big Dave

    Aye, but Saylors dad was wanting a new contract and I think he represents him. Plus this story has been running for a cpl of weeks now… hmmm perhaps something for the Summer maybe. We’d never sell him now..

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  47. he’s probably sick of pumping long balls to our forwards. he did fall our with Pards recently and has been generally poor.

    I could see a number of reasons why he wouldnt be happy here

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  48. Saw something about that yesterday but dismissed it as crap ,looks like there is something in it then if his dad has come out and said that. I said yesterday if it was true I would be gobsmacked and I am if true. 😯 Talk about rats wanting to leave a sinking ship πŸ™„ Make that 2 cb’s needed now then Mikey πŸ˜‰

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  49. If he wants out then let him go. In the summer. Once we have signed a replacement. I’m sick of our ‘sell first, hope we can buy but probably wont second’ policy…

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  50. BREAKING NEWS RE COLO:

    The NUFC site have confirmed this is a malicious rumour started by Coloccini father following Fab only getting his father a multi pack of Donnay socks from SD for Christmas. Seemingly his dad loved the socks but was ****ed off that his son kept the free mug πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

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  51. dave stop pickin on munchkin ,didnt you know hes wankys little brother πŸ˜‰

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  52. Although I think this probably won’t happen, this story has been circulating for a while now, add that to the falling out with the manager and his poor form there could be something in it.

    What I will say is, and I’ve said this since the summer that the better players like, Krul, Colo, Ba, Cisse, Cabaye, Tiote and HBA would have been totally and utterly deflated and pissed off due to our pathetic attempt at strengthening the squad. I still feel they will be annoyed and put out by it. Why should they stay?

    If we continue our transfer policy this month we’ll go down – Ashley needs to seriously invest.

    Striker and a centre half required ASAP. Do I think we’ll get them? The form book doesn’t look good…

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  53. Sharpy @ 146 πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Batts im not picking on him just asking if he has a problem with me,
    But now you mention that he did jump on me when I ran Ba down which reminds me of the time I ran Hooters down πŸ˜† πŸ˜€

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