Not much to be proud of the Toon performance today against the mackems. It's a bit surprising me that the lads seems to lost their appetite to destroy the SMB or have they been forgotten about how important this game was?
Fletcher's goal early in the first half was probably the sign of what coming up next or to decide the way of the game, but Newcastle regained the more possessions and attempts in the …
After watching today's game I can see us progressing in terms of game play, but still plenty of rooms of improvement needed, as we could have won with greater margin where some opportunities are failed to convert into goal.
Ben Arfa once again our man of the match imho, while on the ball he's very dangerous with his movement and pace, and one golden opportunity has successfully converted into goal in 18th minutes.
After the …
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 …
Yesterday we were so close to write the new chapter in our history at Anfield with a comfortable win. From our 18 Premierships games there we only can manage one win and it was in the early days of my Newcastle United history.
That day is when Kevin Keegan was Newcastle United manager and also our first Premier league season. Newcastle players who scored were Andy Cole and Rob Lee.
And when Cabaye finally break …
Newcastle bagged another unconvincing win last night against the Baggies. Hate to say, we are once again under par and were lucky to get three points from it.
We did had done most of the attacking last night, but was repeatedly fail to find the net where the visitors are often stretched us with their counter attacks which produce their equalising goal in the second-half.
The Magpies hardworking players are finally get the goal ten …
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, …
Before the game was started today I have a slight concern that the dirty mackem were desperately want to see Tiote being sent-off in no matter what and they have to thank their extra man in the field for it.
Yohan Cabaye gives the Magpies off to the perfect start in just three minutes of play and although the mackems and their helpers throwing everything they can in search for an equaliser, we held to …
Comfortable win in the end, although at 0-0 I thought they looked decent going forward. Despite having Tiote, and Anita playing in front of the back four we are still not protecting them the way we did at the start of last season.
During this early period we made a lot of silly passing errors surrendering possession, which has been the story of our season so far.
At 2-0 and then 3-0 we played with …
One of those daft games that could have ended 3-5 if all the chances had gone in. They had no centre-forward which meant their chances didn't get finished off.
We had a string of good chances, and hit the woodwork twice and had a similar number of goal-line clearances to them. The draw was a fair result, although 0-0 wasn't “right”. For us Elliot will suddenly not be viewed as totally useless, mad some good …
First half we were poor. With the exception of a few decent breaks down the left from Santon we showed very little effective attacking play.
Cabaye still looked as if he was on his holidays and Ben Arfa was having one of those frustrating afternoons when he kept running into trouble. Our delivery into the box, both from open play and from set pieces was absolutely woeful.
Villa were no better but were worki g …