It's interesting that some thought we played ok. I thought we were awful, despite dominating possession – and that most definitely is NOT “a narrative back-fitted to the outcome”, as has been suggested.
We were able to dominate much of the possession because i) they are a very poor team and ii) they cannot maintain the high intensity that they start games with – as they have done recently v Liverpool, ManU and Swansea, …
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 …
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is convinced that Hatem Ben Arfa should be rewarded for a fine Premier League season with a place in France’s Euro 2012 squad this summer.
The youngster has been influential in Newcastle’s fantastic campaign that has seen them sit 4th in the table with just a few games to go.
A highlight for him was the fine goal during a 2-0 victory over Bolton earlier this month and it was …
It is hard to imagine given the trials and tribulations of the past few seasons that with a mere handful of matches remaining in the League this year that the toon army are still in with a very realistic shout of attaining a hallowed place in European competition next season.
And not just in the Europa league, but with a reasonable shout at getting a coveted champions league spot. With the wheels properly off the …
Liverpool started quicker than we did and created a few half chances with Bellamy getting far too much space and causing some problems for Jonas down our left.
However, I thought we generally controlled the game in midfield, increasingly so as the game progressed, and over the course of the game we created more clearcut chances.
We were never under any concerted pressure defensively, but Williamson and Perch were really good. They contained Carroll fairly …
In the 1st half Wigan stopped us playing through central midfield with Cabaye and Tiote constantly outnumbered. This is not the first time we've experienced this problem and it certainly won't be the last because teams now realise how key Cabaye & Tiote are to our game.
Alan Pardew told Ba to drop deeper to assist, but as v Spurs last week he showed he is incapable of doing that effectively. At half time Pardew …
After a dramatic evening at St. James' Park and a four goals contest between United and Spurs, we are delighted in the results that we still unbeaten and keep the fourth place for another week.
This is the game that most of the Toon Army have something to fear of about the moral of team and the strength of our defense in particular. Many times I've read that our current position in the Premierships table …