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  • Aston Villa 1 – Newcastle United 2, match review

    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 after the match against Aston Villa

    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 v Aston Villa, Barclays Premier League match review

    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.

    Gael Bigiramana during The Barclays Premier League

    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 …

  • Newcastle creditable victory by dint of hard work and togetherness

    A tough game, and one we were perhaps fortunate to take 3 points from. However, the bottom line is we wanted it more than Villa, and ground out another creditable victory by dint of hard work and togetherness.

    Demba Ba and Papis Demba Cissé

    We've had better football teams over the years, but there is much to admire about this team. We struggled in the 1st half. Imho, this was once again largely down to our apparent inability to deal with …

  • Newcastle United keep the unbeaten record at Villa Park

    Alan Pardew has answered some United supporters demand today to see Shola Ameobi on the bench. Pardew makes one change from a team that playing on last Monday goalles draw against Queens Park Rangers, and give a chance for Demba Ba as a starter alongside Leon Best in United attacking front.

    Leon Best prepares to head the ball at goal [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    Aston Villa played two former Newcastle players Nzogbia and Shay Given and the only player that has given trouble for the Magpies was Shay …

  • Newcastle United also have “Houdini” in progress

    If our former Premierships bottom fellow team has claimed to have a “Harry Houdini” working for them, we can say the same thing today after satisfying result against Aston Villa. To be honest, and wasn't my usual habit, I was predicting the opposite result before the game.

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    But today everyone is having their performance back, and hope JFK can keep the growing-up confidence from the Lads for good. Our “Houdini” has done his magic once …