Swansea vs Newcastle United | Match Preview - Sissoko & Michu stats

Swansea vs Newcastle United | Match Preview - Sissoko & Michu stats

A resurgent Newcastle side travel to south Wales tomorrow looking to break in to the top ten for the first time since November. Swansea are on a high after last weeks Capital One Cup victory and will be looking to take that momentum in to their clash with Alan Pardew's team. Newcastle have picked up 9 points from a possible 12 since their French revolution took place and are clawing their way up the table and away from the relegation …
Sympathy For Alan Pardew

Sympathy For Alan Pardew

Gourcuff Being Targeted To Replace Cabaye? Stats Comparison

Gourcuff Being Targeted To Replace Cabaye? Stats Comparison

Newcastle will need to sign a creative midfielder if they do sell Yohan Cabaye as expected. The first player to be linked to the North East club after the news broke that Arsenal made a bid for the Newcastle vice captain is fellow Frenchman Yoann Gourcuff who himself has been a target for Arsene Wenger. The Lyon play-maker is interested in a move away as he seeks a new challenge but he may not see Newcastle as an attractive proposition …
Newcastle 1 Everton 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle 1 Everton 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle and Everton both fought hard to secure points at St. James' Park. A terrific free-kick from Leighton Baines and a another effort from Victor Anichebe sealed the win for Everton after Newcastle took an early lead through Papiss Cisse. Both sides had an equal share of the ball. Neither side strove to control the possession, and both seemed keen on quickly placing the ball in dangerous areas. The result was a possession split right down with middle, with half …
Fulham v Newcastle | Match Preview

Fulham v Newcastle | Match Preview

Fulham host Newcastle United on Monday night in a battle between two sides that have flattered to deceive so far this season. Martin Jol’s men started the season well but have slipped away recently and are without a win in eight, picking up just four points. Newcastle’s 3-0 win over Wigan last Monday halted a run of four consecutive defeats and they sit in 14th place, 10 places lower than they were this time last season. Gael Bigirimana’s stunning strike …
The transformation of Jonas Gutierrez | Stats Analysis

The transformation of Jonas Gutierrez | Stats Analysis

On purchasing ‘flying’ Argentinian winger ‘Jonas’ from Real Mallorca in 2008, manager-at-the-time Kevin Keegan was quoted as saying: [quote] “He’s an exciting player and I’m sure our fans will love watching him... He has got it in him to be thought of every bit as much as David Ginola, definitely!”[/quote] Keegan signed Gutierrez with his typically attacking-minded tactics in place, expecting the wide man to get ‘bums off seats’ and give Newcastle the balance and forward threat they had craved for …
Everton 2 Newcastle United 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton 2 Newcastle United 2 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

This was the cliched game of two halves, with Alan Pardew's drastic reaction to a dreadful first half allowing Newcastle to improve massively. It took a root-and-branch shift in how his team were approaching the game to change the course of a match which had been very one-sided in the first half, but the Magpies' coach was rewarded for his bravery. This match clearly illustrated that substitutions can change the shape of a game. With injuries hampering his plans, Pardew …
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