If you ask me about how I feel after watching the game, my answer is quite happy in terms of the way we play against the real contender for the champion of this season. A different result, i.e a draw, can be real satisfaction.…
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 …
Well, I thought that was a very decent performance although we do still have some issues defensively. I didn't believe we had much of a chance today and I'm actually quite heartened by that performance.
After a couple of scares, I thought we were on top when Mbiwa was sent off, and may well have gone on to win if we'd kept 11 on the pitch. At that stage Tiote and Cabaye were controlling 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 …
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes the club can turn around their poor run of results and thinks that the wins will start coming as soon as some key players return from injury.
The Magpies are now without a win in four league matches and another draw against Maritimo in the Europa League on Thursday evening, before taking on Pardew’s former team Southampton over the weekend in the Premier League.
Pardew said: “We've had a …
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 …
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 …
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 …
With one of the signings of the Premier League last season and one of the players of Euro 2012 so far, Newcastle fans should be bursting with pride that Yohan Cabaye is one of their own.
When he arrived at St James’ park last season, few fans would have been familiar with the midfielder, but didn’t we soon learn what a real gem Alan Pardew had picked up. His quality and the way he controlled …