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Newcastle 2-3 Hull City – Pardew Regrets Lack Of Consistency

Published August 2, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was left bemoaning his side’s consistency after Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Hull City at St. James’ Park.

The result came on the back of the Toon’s win at Aston Villa last weekend, but a lack of concentration cost United dear against Steve Bruce’s men.

And after shipping three goals for the third time in six Premier League home games, Pardew was left to rue his team’s defending as City notched their first away victory of the season.

“We started really well and got the goal,” said the Magpies boss, “but we weren’t tight enough as a team and Hull exploited those spaces.

“All three of their goals were poor from our point of view. We’ve defended really, really well over the last few weeks, but it’s consistency in our performances that this team is searching for.

“You can see similarities in this team to the one that finished fifth, but that team had a consistency about it as team – not as individuals.

“Today, the formation was the same (as it was against Aston Villa), the set-up was the same but we didn’t look the same.

“We looked too loose and gifted them their goals. You can’t do that against any opposition and I’ll be first to pay tribute to Hull, because they played very well.

“But for us it was a really disappointing day. You’ve got to do it home and away in this division.”

One player that was singled out for praise by Pardew was Loic Remy, who scored a brace in the first-half.

The on-loan forward looked a constant threat to City’s backline and his manager was quick to sing his praises following his first goals in a black and white shirt.

“Remy got a couple of good goals and he had a fantastic chance for a third, but unfortunately it came at him so quickly.

“But his performance was one of the rare highlights from today.

“We need the commitment and the quality that we showed at Villa in every game. Our passing wasn’t as great as it has been in the last two or three games and we had a day at the office that we have to forget quickly and move on from.”

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Newcastle Transfers: 5 Loic Remy Striker Alternatives Should Be Looking At

Published January 19, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Toward the end of last month, it emerged Queens Park Rangers raised Loic Remy’s release clause by 2 million, putting his long-term future at Newcastle in doubt.

These developments mean Newcastle, who signed Remy on loan at the beginning of the season, will have to stump up 10 million if they want to take the French star on permanently.

But there are further complications in that Remy refused to commit himself to the Toon beyond his current, 12 month deal, which is set to expire next summer.

The 26-year-old said recently:

“I will look at whatever offers come in – whether they be from Newcastle or whether they be from QPR. Then I’ll consider what is best for me and for my future career.

“The most important thing at the moment is playing well at Newcastle, then hopefully trying to get a more regular position in the French squad.

“And then, afterwards, I am still a QPR player. I am just here on loan.”

The French striker memorably snubbed the Magpies last January in favour of QPR and there are genuine concerns he may do the same again at the end of the season.

Remy has been found in terrific form since joining Newcastle on a temporary basis earlier this summer, and is the club’s leading goalscorer thus far with 6 strikes to his name.

Which is why any potential return to his parent club, or elsewhere, in seven months would be a devastating blow for the North East outfit.

To safeguard themselves from this potential hammer blow, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew should begin looking at replacement strikers in the New Year, and here’s 5 we had in mind.

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Newcastle 2-0 Chelsea: 5 Key Things We Learned

Published December 31, 2013 by gossipzoo

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Chelsea slipped to third ahead of the meeting of Premier League title rivals Arsenal and Liverpool as the Blues lost 2-0 at Newcastle United.

Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy were on target as the Toon’s French Connection stunned Jose Mourinho’s men. For the full story of this game check out my match report.

What did we learn from this famous win? Here’s five things we noticed in the WhatCulture office.

5. Play Eden Hazard On The Left Please Jose

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Belgium international Hazard put in a rather lazy performance in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City last time out in the Premier League. He was operating on the right flank and seldom looked bothered about making an impact.

Mourinho switched him to the left-hand side for this trip to the Northeast and Hazard was prominent almost from the first whistle. He linked well with Juan Mata and although the Blues failed to score here it seems sensible going forward to keep the three advanced midfield players in natural positions.

Hazard’s season will culminate in the World Cup with his country and today he demonstrated the creative presence that is expected of him. And yet former Lille teammates Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye turned out to be more prominent, which is no mean feat.

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Everton 3-2 Newcastle – Romelu Lukaku Sinks Hard-Fought Magpies

Published November 28, 2013 by gossipzoo

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A Man of the match performance from Romelu Lukaku helped Everton overcome Newcastle United at Goodison Park.

The Chelsea loanee -making his home debut for Everton- had a hand in all three of their goals while Loic Remy added to an earlier Yohan Cabaye strike to give the visitors a glimmer of hope.

Lukaku followed on from his goal scoring substitute appearance against West Ham with his first goal at Goodison just five minutes in, slotting home a Kevin Mirallas cross from close range. He turned provider 20 minutes later with a perfectly weighted pass which Ross Barkley ran on to before rolling the ball past Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal to double the home sides advantage.

The Belgian forward netted his second goal of the evening in the 38th minute after a long Tim Howard kick evaded the Newcastle defence leaving Lukaku with the simple task of tapping in.

Newcastle’s first chance of the game came deep in first half stoppage time, Hatem Ben Arfa forcing Howard to palm away at full stretch.

Manager Alan Pardew shuffled the visitors pack at half time, introducing Yohan Cabaye and Mike Williamson in place of Ben Arfa and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. And it was Newcastle who started the second half livelier, Yoan Gouffran going through one on one with Howard only to see his dinked effort come back off the post.

Pardew’s substitutions paid off in the 50th minute when Gouffran squared the ball to Cabaye who fired an unstoppable effort past Howard from 25 yards out.

Lukaku had the chance to seal his hat-trick 20 minutes from time after a quick counter attack saw him with the ball on the edge of Newcastle’s area, only to scoop his effort over the bar.

Everton finished the game with a flutter as substitute Gerard Deulofeu went through on goal only to see Krul standing tall to deny him at the near post. But it was Newcastle who had the last laugh, Loic Remy netting his third goal in two league games to give the away side a fighting chance at the death.

Everton held on though and head in to Saturday’s trip to Manchester City hoping to keep their fine form going, while Newcastle head to Cardiff needing the points to steer clear of the bottom three.

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Newcastle 2-3 Hull City – Tigers Comeback Stuns St. James’

Published November 16, 2013 by gossipzoo

Hull City left Tyneside with all three points on Saturday after a pulsating 3-2 victory over Newcastle.

The visitors trailed at the break thanks to a brace from Magpies forward Loic Remy, but Steve Bruce’s side produced a stunning comeback to move them into the top-half the Premier League table.

Goals from Robbie Brady, Ahmed Elmohamady and Sone Aluko were enough to earn City their first away win of the campaign in front of over 51,000 at St. James’ Park.

It was a bright start from the home side, with Remy looking a constant threat down the left and Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko all linking up well in midfield.

And it was Remy who broke the deadlock after ten minutes when he grabbed his first goal for the club since his loan move from Queens Park Rangers.

Sissoko beat two men before firing a deep cross to the back post, where Papiss Cisse’s scuffed volley fell kindly for Remy to head home from just outside the six-yard box.

Hull had a chance to get back into the game soon after when Tom Huddlestone’s corner wasn’t dealt with. The ball fell to Tigers captain Curtis Davies, but he completely missed his kick and United were in the clear.

In the 26th minute, however, City forced an equaliser thanks to some slack defending from the home side.

Striker Danny Graham missed a glorious opportunity in front of the posts, and produced a smart stop from Tim Krul.

But United failed to clear their lines, and Aluko found plenty of room to play in a completely unmarked Brady, who drove into the box before scoring with a neat finish.

The goal galvanised City, and Aluko was given time to shoot from distance before Jake Livermore saw his close-range shot ricochet off Mathieu Debuchy and spin wide.

Despite the away side’s improvement, it was United went ahead before the break. Davide Santon made good progress down the left and teed up Cabaye, whose shot from distance hit James Chester and fell kindly for Remy to coolly slot home.

Hull, however, were back in the game three minutes after the restart when a Brady free-kick on the right was glanced home by former Sunderland man Elmohamady.

Pardew’s men went looking for an equaliser, and had a shout for a penalty when Cabaye appeared to be pushed inside the area by Elmohamady, but Atkinson waved away the appeals.

Not long after the hour mark, the Geordies won a free kick in a dangerous position after Aluko had fouled Sissoko. But Ben Arfa’s swirling cross evaded Papiss Cisse and trickled out for a goal-kick.

But it was City who snatched the lead with 14 minutes remaining. A neat exchange down the right saw substitute George Boyd hit the byline before teeing up Aluko, who saw his smart volley fly in off the post to make it 3-2.

Remy passed up a great chance to grab his hat-trick in the last minute, but he smashed his effort wide of the upright from just a few yards out and Hull hung on for the win.

Newcastle United:

Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy (Cheick Tiote, 86), Fabricio Coloccini (C), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (Yoan Gouffran, 62); Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse (Sylvain Marveaux, 73), Loic Remy.

Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi, Paul Dummett.

Goals: Loic Remy (10 & 44)

Hull City: Allan McGregor; Liam Rosenior, Curtis Davies (C), James Chester, Ahmed Elmohamady; Robbie Brady (David Meyler, 74), Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Stephen Quinn (George Boyd, 65), Sone Aluko; Danny Graham (Yannick Sagbo. 84).

Subs not used: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Abdoulaye Faye, Nick Proschwitz.

Goals: Robbie Brady (26), Ahmed Elmohamady (48), Sone Aluko (76)

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Attendance: 51,523

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Man Utd Transfer News: Moyes To Make Late Yohan Cabaye Bid

Published October 8, 2013 by gossipzoo

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Following on from the news that Manchester United are willing to pay the 30million fee needed to activate Ander Herrera’s release clause from Athletico Bilbao, and that Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye was put off a potential move to Arsenal when he was called a “reserve” in negotiations, it seems the Red Devils are keen on further bolstering their midfield options today.

According to SportsDirectNews, United will make a bid for Yohan Cabaye in an effort to add to their midfield options before the transfer window closes. They say Cabaye is still keen to leave the North East after attracting well-publicised interest from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, and with Mesut Ozil and Juan Mata in the frame to join those teams respectively according to reports, the path might be clear for Cabaye to move to the North West.

The Frenchman, who was left out of Newcastle’s squads to face Man City and West Ham, made his first appearance of the season on Saturday from the bench against Fulham at St. James’ Park, and was met with boos from various sections of the stadium. He was said to be unsettled by Arsenal’s interest, and would face the possible ignominy of apologising to the Newcastle support if he doesn’t make a move before 11pm tonight.

The source suggests that United are readying a late bid to bring Cabaye to Old Trafford, as Moyes looks to add some much needed depth and creativity to his midfield. But that is in contradiction to what SkySports’ North East correspondent David Craig has said about the player – he says Cabaye will stay on Tyneside beyond 11pm.

Do you think Moyes should go for Cabaye? Share your opinions below.

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