Game On! Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Game On at St James' Park
Game On at St James’ Park
Afternoon all. Welcome to this ‘Game On’ article which today will take us through every twist and turn of the visit of Crystal Palace.

It’s game number three of the Premier League season and we’ve yet to register a win or a goal. If both of those change today it should promote a better feeling around the place as we head into the first international break of the campaign.

It’s also our last game before the transfer window slams (for some reason it always ‘slams’) shut which is quite topical given our lack of goal threat and until that deadline passes there will be a continuous cry for an extra striker. In fact even beyond the window our need for a reliable striker is apparent but I guess we’ll soon find out whether we end up with one or not. I suspect the latter.

Being a 3pm kick-off there is no live TV broadcast of the match here in the UK however there are reports of numerous overseas and online channels showing the game so if you know of a decent stream please don’t he shy and share it with us by posting the link in the ‘comments’ section below.

For injury news and full preview of the match you’re best advised to head over to the match preview which features a history of the fixture and some stats thrown in for good measure. For official team news please see below.

Which just about brings this to a close as there is nothing left for me to say. I just hope that come full-time we’re talking about a first league win of the campaign and with that a first league goal of the season.

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong, Yoan Gouffran; Emmanuel Riviere

Subs: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez

Crystal Palace: Julien Speroni; Martin Kelly, Adrian Mariappa, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney; Yannick Bolasie, Mile Jedinak (c), Joel Ward, Jason Puncheon; Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle

Subs: Wayne Hennessey, Brede Hangeland, Jonathan Williams, Barry Bannan, Wilfried Zaha, Fraizer Campbell, Glenn Murray

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777 thoughts on “Game On! Newcastle v Crystal Palace

  1. Pardew got his players do not start making excuses for him now. He got who he wanted he has made his bed not he is going to have to sleep in it. We won’t score goals and Pardew will mention our 5th place finish as having burnt us out even upto now.


  2. We were in relegation form for the second half of the season. That’s continued for the first 3 games this season.

    2 pts in 3 games. ๐Ÿ™„

    What makes anyone believe that things are going to change?

    We’ve played woefully in preseason and the start of this. The amount of chances created in the 3 premier games and one league cup game is bordering on desperate.

    Injuries and suspensions will hit us soon and the **** will really hit the fan. ๐Ÿ™„


  3. @Michael

    The manager is a yes man. He does as Ashley says.

    Do you really believe Pards would have knocked back an offer from Ashley to go out and buy another striker?

    He doesn’t buy or choose the players. That is down to Carr and Ashley’s budget.

    The squad is woeful and worse than last season. Don’t blame Pards. He doesn’t hold the purse strings.


  4. Well that was a spectacular end to the transfer window! ๐Ÿ˜•

    I can understand the need to clear space in our squad but to do it and not get anyone in is foolish.. I wonder if we will call the Forrest lad in that we have loaned out..

    However, I guess it doesn’t matter because no matter how many players we get in “some” fans will complain anyway because “some” fans are never happy regardless of what the club does. There is no pleasing “some” fans. ๐Ÿ˜•


  5. What a bunch of muppets! I really can’t fathom the thinking behind the Y-M deal. We needed one in, not one out, you daft ****as.

    So I guess Dummett is now our 4th choice cb.

    Still, at least we brought a few in over the window. How good that turns out remains to be seen. It seems to me, in the final wash-up, we’re a good way ahead in attacking options, in relation to the end of last season, but a bit behind in defensive options.

    Now the onus is on Pardew to deliver.on that educated progression towards the top. Which presumably means doing better than last year. I’ll hold him to that and gauge his and the team’s performance accordingly.

    Still, I wonder when I’ll ever stop shaking my head at the way these guys do business.


  6. This is actually a true story…

    Troy and Aussie are at the races and Troy watches the horses run with great excitement as he clutches his betting slip in his hand. Aussie looks at Troy and laughs quietly to himself because he knows Troy has backed a donkey. Aussie has studied the history and stats of Pardewed (the horse) and wisely chose not to back it. As the horses round the last bend, Pardewed is ten lengths back in second last place and yet Troy still wills it on with growing fervor.
    “It will come good Aussie, I know it’
    “No he won’t Troy” Aussie replies with a sigh, having heard all this before.
    “He will, his owner has not looked after him well enough. The paddock had lots of grass but it is the wrong type of grass. How can he run fast with that kind of grass to feed from?”
    “I don’t think it matters what grass it eats mate, it is a donkey of a horse”
    The race ends and Pardewed canters through the finish post in last place.
    Troy stares defiantly at the betting slip that is still in his hands.
    “I might just hang onto this, just in case every other horse get’s disqualified. He really is a good horse, I can’t believe that no one else is seeing this”
    Aussie bursts out laughing!
    “Ahh Troy, you always knew how to back a loser, bless you.. Let’s go get a beer”
    As Aussie and Troy go off to get a beer, Aussie doesn’t see Troy slipping the betting slip into his back pocket. Troy secretly vowed to check the betting slip in four weeks time because, maybe, just maybe Pardewed will come good on the bet!
    The End!


  7. Fuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkk youuuuuuuujuuu pards !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope u sacned quikly and hba back !!!!!!
    son of Moke !!!!!!


  8. @Aussie ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    Troy will back Pards until the cows come home. last man standing, still shouting for Alan..

    The writing is on the wall and nearly all fans think he’s lost it, but a few, the real clueless crew. ๐Ÿ˜›


  9. So, has Alan got a say in transfer dealings or not. Or has his own ego sanctioned the MYM / Barfa deal? he stopped Abeid going

    He should think of the club more than his own personal crusade. ๐Ÿ™„

    I’d rather have S Bruce here now than Pardew. I couldnt think of one club in the Prem that would benefit from having Pardew and his bull**** football.


  10. @troy 753

    Donโ€™t blame Pards. He doesnโ€™t hold the purse strings.

    he’s obviously allowed to hold it now and then as he knocked back the Abeid deal ๐Ÿ™„


  11. Sorry, Bris, how can you say we’re some way ahead of last season in attack? We’ve lost someone who scored 14 leave goals and a player with about 10 assists and 6 goals and he only played half the season.

    This is exactly what Ashley was banking on. He thinks brining in a few players will keep the supporters happy, he knows he’s not improving the squad, he’s not spending any money or looking to improve. He’s just recycling money brought in and the club is dying while we sit and watch.

    I can’t do it anymore.


  12. Try 7 goals and 3 assists for Cabaye.

    And if you’re going to trip out stats, how many goals and assists did our new signings get? Just exactly who did we gave to sign for you to be satisfied that we replaced Debuchy, Cabaye and Remy?


  13. I have no problem with us selling players for a decent profit and reinvesting into the squad such as Cabaye n Carroll. I do have a problem with us getting rid of good players on the cheap because of a falling out with the manager.
    Up until this year I do think AP has done a good job , 5th in league and decent Europa league run , but with shocking run of results this year and an apparent pettiness I think he is on borrowed time. He really needs new players to start producing the goods. But I cant see us gettin top 10 finish with what other teams have done in transfer market and he will be gone either way at end of the season


  14. 1 plus it makes us fearful well boring by prohibiting hba play a SJP … HE IS AFRAID TO GET martyr LIKE A SLUT โ— ๐Ÿ‘ฟ


  15. We brought in nine players but we didnโ€™t bring in the right players at the right positions. We didnโ€™t bring in a CB and we let one go. We didnโ€™t bring in an experienced striker. We didnโ€™t deal with Ben Arfa properly (Pardew destroyed that chance long ago). We didnโ€™t strengthen where we needed to strengthen and now we will struggle.


  16. I wonder how little Curbishley is willing to work for by the way? And does he grovel well? Has he polished up his excuses? All crucial questions for Mike.


  17. Worst team in 2014 on points. Worst team to watch in 2014 by a country mile. Even a West Ham side managed by Fat sam are playing better football. Sad, sad times for our club. Pardew has to go and quickly!

    A few players need dropping as well. I’d be playing Cisse, Armstrong, Obertan and Ameobi ahead of Riviรจre, Cabella, Sissoko and Gouffran.

    4-4-1-1 back to basics.



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