Papiss punishes Pulis’ Palace! Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace

Cisse leaves it late again
Cisse leaves it late again
Newcastle made it three wins from the last four games by beating Crystal Palace yesterday, but it was a case of the late late show for United.

Palace rarely threatened despite the odd foray on the break and parking the bus seemed to be the mantra of Tony Pulis. It really isn’t my cup of tea but Palace need points and must get them however they see fit. In fairness it very nearly worked and for a second week running it looked as though the Eagles would be heading South from the North East with a point in the bag.

It took until extra added on time for United to breakthrough as Hatem Ben Arfa floated a cross in for Papiss Cisse to head home. Another stoppage time goal for Cisse who showed improvement in his all-round game but he could and perhaps should have found the back of the net earlier.

First he and Luuk de Jong exchanged passes on the edge of the box allowing the Senegal international the opportunity to turn and crack a shot at goal which was denied by Julian Speroni.

Then Moussa Sissoko charged forward after winning the ball in the defensive third running 60 yards before crossing for Cisse who fired at goal first time only to once again be denied by the Palace ‘keeper.

As mentioned earlier Palace rarely threatened although they did come close just before half-time through Yannick Bolasie wjo fired just over the frame of Tim Krul’s goal.

The same player went closer just after half-time as his effort bounced off the top of the crossbar before heading out of play but if your reading this looking for more offensive tales regarding Crystal Palace then I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed.

United had the bulk of possession (73% according to BBC) and had to break Palace down. Cisse was once again denied by Speroni after being played in by Sissoko before the number nine headed wide from a Hatem Ben Arfa cross. Perhaps his most guilt-edged miss however came as Cheik Tiote fired a thunderba*tard off a shot off the crossbar. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa managed to control the rebound and centred for Cisse who missed everything.

But with time running out Cisse was to have the last laugh and grabbed the goal that gave us the three points nodding home from a Ben Arfa centre. The goal came after the three minutes of added on time which Tony Pulis picked up on, but it’s worth pointed out to that it’s a minimum of three minutes and maybe, just maybe, his sides time-wasting antics perhaps had something to do with there being some more added on time.

All in all in was a win that could have been better although I had maintained that it was never going to be easy. Pulis and Palace will feel that they should have had a point but overall I think we just about deserved the win which leaves us in 8th position in the table.

Papiss Cisse seems to have a knack of grabbing these late goals. I’m not sure what it means. On one hand I’d prefer us not to leave it so late, but on the other surely it’s a good thing that we seemingly keep on going in the search for something?

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Cheik TiotΓ©, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse

Subs: Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Massadio HaΓ―dara, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi

Crystal Palace: Julian Speroni, Adrian Mariappa, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Joel Ward, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Mile Jedinak, Yannick Bolasie, Joe Ledley, Jason Puncheon, Cameron Jerome

Subs: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Gabbidon, Stuart O’Keefe, Adlene Guedioura, Barry Bannan, Tom Ince, Glenn Murray

Attendance: 51,588

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85 thoughts on “Papiss punishes Pulis’ Palace! Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace

  1. Our coaching staff better be watching this el classico. Could learn a thing or two about attacking play

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  2. Toonsy , yeah I would prefer it if we wrapped things up earlier too, better for the old heart rate and all that. Still a win is a win and really chuffed for Papiss, he worked hard and never shied away from trying to get into a good scoring position, a point not lost on Big Al on MOTD last night and I’d like to think he knows a thing or two about being a striker. Let’s hope he’s getting back to his old form when he first arrived and prior to being with us, I don’t accept a proven striker becomes crap over night it makes no sense.
    Had to laugh when you said parking the bus ain’t your thing though, what is it you do for a living again πŸ˜€

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  3. My cat has just spotted a midge type thing flying on the ceiling and is throwing some brilliant moves in pursuit of it, I should film her and send it to our coaching guys to show the lads how to move at pace with agility πŸ˜‰

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  4. If Carl Jenkinson joins on loan then it must mean Jabba’s going to sale Santon for a profit. Good on Cisse for scoring. Hope it gives him the confidence he need’s. We could try loaning Lukaku from Chelsea and get rid of Shola and LDJ to free up wages. We will then have to loan players from abroad. The good news is Abied will replace Cabaye when he gets back from loan. Ferguson will return and be a better player. Everything is sorted and top 4 next season without spending much. Ashley’s so clever ?

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  5. Didnt we agree a fee of around Β£15m for PEA before he decided to go to BD?. I’m sure St Ettiene confirmed it as did PEA himself.
    If that were the case, is it beyond the realms that Ashley then wouldn’t release Β£17m for Lukaku – a proven PL forward who is still only around 20yr old. Even at Β£17m, there is still ever chance that his value could double – thinking from Ashleys point of view.

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  6. yep, lakaku would be a great signing…. wages/agent fees might be a problem if the sell fee is not a stumbling block..

    So has there been any further reports on the land sale or has Troy been blowing his fizz over a bull**** tabloid story? πŸ˜›

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  7. Lukaku would be a great signing but more chance of Ashley extending the stadium I reckon, La Cuckoo on a free is more realistic πŸ˜‰

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  8. Its fairly hard to beat teams that come to defend for 90 mins.
    Particularly at a time when we are struggling to find ANY creativity in the midfield.
    Cisse’s goal was very good, but it was the service to him that has been lacking. He has proved again, he can score with his head when the delivery is spot on.
    It was a great header he scored against Leeds from a Sammy cross into the box.
    What we need to see now is him taking a confidence boost from this and scoring a goal with his feet. You can see he is nearly there, just gotta get that final touch. But time is running out for him. He must start next season in top form.
    8 more matches, another 8 goals should do the trick.
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  9. As for the timing of the goal.
    PERFECT
    If he had scored earlier, then maybe palace would have changed their game plan and gone on the attack.
    No way could they come back from that tho.
    The key, as previously mentioned is to play to the final whistle.
    Its a win and 3 points in the bag no matter how we look at it.
    Sets us up nicely for tomorrow nights clash with Everton.

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  10. Talking of Everton, they are having a mighty fine season.
    I’m sure Pardew has a plan to burst their bubble.
    But it’s going to be a hard match for us, despite us being at home.
    I cant see us having 73% possession in this one somehow.
    The pressure is on Everton to win, in order to stay above spurs.
    That’s fine, we should defend in numbers and play the counter attacking game like we did at Hull.
    I don’t see this one being 0-0

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  11. We have only drawn 4 games this season so there is a fair chance that the game against everton will not be a draw.. I reckon we will lose 2-1 unfortunately. πŸ˜•

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  12. Sharpy… πŸ˜‰ I know but I imagine we’ll get some more. Not saying it’s down to him(probably nowt to do with him actually) but since Pard’s became manager I can only think of 1 player we’ve signed with any Premier League experience and that was Obertan, who’s ****e anyway…and still a French player πŸ™„

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  13. Aussie – you say ” I reckon we will lose 2-1 unfortunately” – and you have the cheek to call other bloggers “neggers”.
    cheese is wept.
    I’m going score draw. 1-1.
    HOWAY the LADS

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  14. I know Caulker has been mentioned from Cardiff, but Jordan Mutch has impressed me this season so far as well. He’s got himself 6 goals and 8 assists so far this season – not bad when you consider how poor a season Cardiff have had really. He’s only 22 as well.

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  15. http://www.teamtalk.com/newcastle-united/9227463/Premier-League-Newcastle-striker-Papiss-Cisse-dedicates-his-winner-to-Alan-Pardew

    Good interview from Cisse then, who would have expected a player who has been “untrained” of all his skill, desire, passion and generally all footballing ability by one man to then go and dedicate a goal and victory to him πŸ˜†

    On a serious note, it clearly shows he knows how poor he has been and how he has let the side down on a number of occasions-but he knows the manager has had faith in him and still wants to score. Whether that’s to do well with us or force a move elsewhere, the only thing important right now is that he wants to score. Let’s see some more of it!

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  16. If Lukaku is going at 17 mil then we should throw absolutely everything into getting him. I still can’t believe Chelsea want to let him go at all let alone at 17 mil-didn’t AVB pay 20 odd mil for him anyway?

    He is an absolutely brilliant player and will only get better. His desire to learn his trade and not just sit on the bench shows he has the right attitude- and the fact that he didn’t accept his champions league medal for a few appearances, didn’t he say he hadn’t earned it and wanted to win stuff properly? (He won’t win anything here of course πŸ˜‰ ) but it’s still a brilliant attitude to have. I would actually let Colo walk for free and give lukaku his pay packet plus some in order to sign him, but I can’t see how we have any chance. Arsenal would be fools not to sign him over Remy imo.

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  17. Newkie – do you think he’s too nice at times mate?.
    Alot of CFs are arrogant and ****y and generally don’t give a **** about what people think or say.
    At times it’s looked like he doubts his own ability – but to his credit has kept at it.
    I’m pleased he scored and these comments just shows his character. He could have tried to force a move to Russia in Jan but he dug in and deserves a good run of form now like.

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  18. Newkie – Re Chelsea getting rid of Lukaku – it’s madness. Especially when they are on about getting Drogba back as a coach – it would like Obi Wan and Skywalker!.

    I agree though, I’d throw all of the Cabaye money at landing that signing. The money is there and you wanna get the fans back on side and sell season tickets – that’s the way you do it.

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  19. Newkie…Aye that’s almost as big a problem as the fee imo, the fact that bigger and better clubs after him.

    Ref the Cisse interview maybe when Pard’s has challenged him to produce the goods publicly and been roundly slagged off on here for doing it and yes I know this is a radical suggestion but could it be possible that Pard’s knows more about the players personalities and how they’ll react than us “experts” on here?…surely not!! πŸ˜†

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  20. Sharpy- could be that mate could be. It’s definitely a common trait at the top level that you have to be somewhat selfish and arrogant, you only need to look at those at the top of their game in these days.Even shearer was a bit like that too, he made sure to yell at others even when he should have done better with the chances given to him πŸ˜†

    I’m not sure whether it’s personality or just a severe lack of confidence. He does seem a fairly shy individual and whenever he is spoken about in the press he seems to retreat somewhat. Unfortunately if it is a personality trait there’s not a lot we can do to change it – I can’t see Mike hiring us a psychologist- although maybe if England win the world cup on penalties with the new guy they have it might convince him πŸ˜†

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  21. Sharpy-exactly, utter madness. I know Mourinho likes his squad to have the right personality and to be somewhat obsessed with him but why doesn’t he fancy Lukaku? Agree about that, if anything he will go on to be even better than Drogba so it makes perfect sense. He has the complete skillset and will help us in so many ways, a good threat from set pieces, pace and dribbling ability, strength, hold up play, he’d probably work quite nicely with Cisse who will then be out of the headlights and can find his own time and space to get a shot away.

    Richie-exactly. For me he would walk into Manchester United’s side, I mean him or welbeck ffs! Let alone Arsenal. But I would also have thought he would walk into Chelsea’s side so who knows 😯

    Everton will splash the cash in order to make a big signing and that is something we’ve not really shown. A 20 mil signing like him would not only improve us hugely as a side it would quieten much of the protest vote and would prove to the fanbase that we actually have a plan and are working on it- I know I would have traded Cabaye for Lukaku in a heartbeat if it meant losing him in Jan and signing Lukaku in the summer.

    Sadly I just can’t see it πŸ˜•

    Re Cisse-don’t be a fool! All of us on here have read at least three interviews and a factfile bio of his life, I feel I know Cisse as well as my own brother from another mother πŸ˜†

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  22. Newkie – yeah that’s what I meant mate. So many people have blamed the coaching or handling of Cisse. But if its a personality trait then that can’t really be resolved on the training ground.
    Like I said yesterday, I would play him even when Remy returns. Remy won’t stay next season so we’d be better off giving Cisse and De Jong a run of games together to see how they work out.

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  23. Sgarpy – De jong? I’ve now seen enough to form an opinion. No more please, he’s probably the worst forward we’ve ever had. Back to Germany tomorrow for me.

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  24. Another thing Sgarpy – Anyone who thinks De Jong is a better option than Hatem and that Dummetts superior to Santon and Haidara needs to be sectioned!

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  25. A lot of comments on Lukaku. Why would he choose the Toon over Everton Arsenal, ManU or Chelsea. IF they sell it’ll be a lot more than Β£17m.

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  26. wriggling like a worm on a hook πŸ˜†
    nice try Aussie, but deep down, a negger is what you is. πŸ˜›
    You cant hide it any longer

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  27. BB, are you still hurting from me calling you a neggar last week! The lingering pain is palpable! πŸ˜†

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  28. Got to agree with Georgio

    I would love Lukaku to come here but why would a lad with big ambitions come to a club with no ambition

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  29. If Everton finish top 6 or better Lukaku is more likely to stick with them if they are willing to pay.

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  30. I agree Kim and I think they will pay.
    Unless we kick their asses tomorrow and show him we are a better option. πŸ˜†

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  31. BB, not sure someone posted that figure up yesterday from where it came I don’t know, seems pretty low like.

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  32. Kim-why not? They sold Mata to Manchester United and Sturridge to Liverpool, they obviously don’t worry about rivals.

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  33. BB
    It was Ice posted it ,ask him where he read it.

    icedog

    March 23, 2014 at 17:54

    So Chelsea want 17mil for luka I would pay it in a flash,pity jabba wont

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  34. Newks , I know but I think it may be different with them being such close rivals but yeah maybe they don’t give a stuff. πŸ˜‰

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  35. Kim-geograpically close maybe but Chelsea have always been the odd one out in landan derby’s. A lot of Chelsea fans hate liverpool more than Arsenal. I don’t think Mourinho particularly cares-however if Lukaku was sold to Arsenal I think the worry would be Arsene would develop him properly, whereas if Moyes had him…. πŸ˜†

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  36. ah right thanks Kim.
    I thought it was you posted that. 😳
    Β£17M is about right, but I just cant see fatty coughing up that much.
    we will probably offer Β£5M πŸ‘Ώ

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  37. Newkie, yeah ,of course it will come down to Lukaku in the end as in who he fancies most ,wages, type of footie on offer be it CL or EL and whether or not he likes being at Everton enough to hang around assuming they’ll pay the asking price and wages he wants. If we do go for him he might even fancy a run with us like ,I mean he did play for West Brom after all albeit on loan. πŸ˜‰ Would be quite nice to have a Belgium player in the mix too. 😎

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  38. Yes I quoted the 17mil it was from a express reporter,his quote was from a “insider” at Chelsea at what they would accept for him,that’s as much as I know,here was another rag that quoted it but just cpyng the storey imo

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  39. Jabba, ” Alan I can’t afford 17 million pounds on one player these fan’s our living in on another planet.”
    Alan, ” Just do what you normally do Mike put in a really low bid and say we tried but they wanted to much money ? Or plan B hire a complete dummy and make him director of football ?”
    Jabba, ” These newcastle fan’s our pretty stupid Alan I must admit. Just loan someone at the last minute and wait till january and blame him like we did to Kinnear.” Pissing themselves laughing at this point.
    Alan, ” Don’t worry about anything I will keep them in the top 10 just remember my bonus.”

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  40. Jabba, ” Just give them a load of tripe about financial fair play and it would have put us in the red.”
    Alan, ” Of course I will Mike. You’re a really good owner.”

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  41. transfer market valuations

    Gosling, Dan (1,3 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM luks7
    15.03.2014 – 12:12 AM 2

    Newcastle United Obertan, Gabriel (1,8 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM luks7
    15.03.2014 – 12:09 AM 8

    Newcastle United Williamson, Mike (3,1 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM luks7
    15.03.2014 – 12:08 AM 7

    Newcastle United Ameobi, Shola (1,3 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM luks7
    15.03.2014 – 12:06 AM 5

    Newcastle United Marveaux, Sylvain (2,2 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM luks7
    15.03.2014 – 12:05 AM 6

    Newcastle United Taylor, Steven (3,1 Mil. Β£)

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  42. and another

    Newcastle United Coloccini, Fabricio (4 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM TheCursed
    11.03.2014 – 2:27 PM

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  43. probably about right this

    Everton FC Lukaku, Romelu (22 Mil. Β£)
    1 2 3 4 Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM TheCursed
    09.03.2014 – 1:26 PM

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  44. Stem , BUT they are English and that means paying through the nose πŸ˜† 😳 Just ask Liverfool πŸ˜†

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  45. KIM iknew JM did not get on with the lad,its not a case of not rating him,he just not get on with the lad,will Everton have the cash to buy him they.do run a tight ship maybe if they sell they could do it,maybe the friendship pardew has with JM could do it,thing is cannot see jabba spending all that on one player he will be looking to sign 3/4 for that money imo

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  46. and Papiss

    Newcastle United CissΓ©, Papiss Demba (8,8 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    22.05.2012 – 5:20 PM doguhan61
    30.01.2014 – 12:28 AM

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  47. Ice ,there in lays the problem . 1. does Pards fancy him? and 2. would Jabba pay the fee like. Also if Jose has these issues with him would he be advising Alan against buying him, there’s always that angle like. Jose wouldn’t worry about selling what he feels is a ‘bad egg’ to a big rival I shouldn’t think mate.

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  48. And if we want him
    Newcastle United de Jong, Luuk (6,6 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    30.01.2014 – 03:00 AM Matthias_Seidel
    30.01.2014 – 03:00 AM

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  49. A few more as there’s not much going on to yak about πŸ˜‰

    Norwich City GutiΓ©rrez, JonΓ‘s (2,6 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:25 AM 7

    Newcastle United Yanga-Mbiwa, Mapou (6,2 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    23.01.2013 – 03:00 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:20 AM 13

    Newcastle United Ben Arfa, Hatem (10,5 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:18 AM 5

    Newcastle United Elliot, Rob (875 k Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:16 AM 2

    Newcastle United Sissoko, Moussa (9,7 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    25.01.2013 – 03:00 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:14 AM 12

    Newcastle United Anita, Vurnon (5,3 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    17.08.2012 – 03:00 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:13 AM 5

    Newcastle United Taylor, Ryan (1,8 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM RonVlaar4
    11.01.2014 – 12:11 AM 5

    Newcastle United Ameobi, Sam (2,2 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM RonVlaa

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  50. What did harry want Β£15m πŸ˜•

    Newcastle United RΓ©my, LoΓ―c (10,5 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    17.01.2013 – 03:00 AM ibraa-messi
    09.01.2014 – 4:03

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  51. And one we’re linked with

    Stoke City Shawcross, Ryan (7,9 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    04.01.2012 – 12:58 AM RonVlaar4
    09.01.2014 – 12:16 AM

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  52. Another linked player

    Queens Park Rangers Morrison, Ravel (3,5 Mil. Β£)
    Matthias_Seidel
    03.07.2012 – 03:00 AM luff1917
    02.01.2014 – 4:30 PM

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  53. Think we may be looking at defeat tomorrow. It was totally alarming on Sat that a team as poor as Palace looked like taking us apart at one point in the second half. The space they had at our end was scary. If that happens against Everton . . . .

    I also noticed that the energy levels of Anita, Sissoko and Gouffran all seemed to have dropped recently. Tiredness? Again if that happens against Everton . . .

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