Strange game, played in a muted atmosphere during a tepid 1st half. I thought Chelsea edged the half and could have gone in one up after Torres (I think) hit the crossbar with a header direct from a corner. They just seemed a little sharper and physically stronger than us. The 2nd half was better and we gradually fought our way on top. The commitment was terrific, even though we started to look a little …
Well, firstly I thought we were better than last week – although that doesn't say a whole helluva lot. Secondly, I thought Swansea were good: their passing and movement were of a different class to our enthusiastic plodding.
They were the better team and deserved the three points, but only just managed to do that. I couldn't fault the effort yesterday but we lacked cohesion, playing like a group of individuals rather than as a …
Perhaps not the one game to make everyone pleased but at least with the involvement of our second strings on the field, we are still the better side.
From what I saw in the first-half we created the most chances of the game to only for Cissé still under his best form, the visitor side can held us to not scoring the goal we looking for.
Shane did as good as what he can give, …
Newcastle United midfielder, Cheik Tiote, believes that Alan Pardew has the ability to get the club into the Champions League.
Those assessing the latest Sport Odds note how the Magpies manager signed a new eight year contract last week to reward him for the fantastic work he has achieved on Tyneside after leading the Club into the Europa League last season.
The Toon fell just short of the Champions League spots on that occasion, finishing …
With Spurs pressing high up the pitch we simply could not function in midfield in the first half and there was no service at all to the front guys.
That was a really, really tough game and one we showed great discipline to stay in. In truth we were fortunate to go in at half time on level terms.
The half time tactical switch with Jonas moving into the middle to support Cabaye and Tiote …