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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Aston Villa played two former Newcastle players Nzogbia and Shay Given and the only player that has given trouble for the Magpies was Shay …
The classic game of two halves. The 1st half was fairly even, with Villa perhaps having the better chances. The Toon seemed rather tentative and nervy, and everything seemed just a little bit off – our passing tacling, marking, anticipation and support for the man in possession.
I actually got the impression of a team that had perhaps spent a little too much time planning for what the opposition might do, and then finding it …
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.
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 …
The first three words that come up on my mind were WTF!!! The Club official site said to be very disappointed that James sees his footballing future as being away from St. James' Park, while in my personal opinion, there's nothing we can do about things like this, so be it!
More of the club statement mentioning about how He is a valued member of the squad and it is only a year ago that …
Newcastle will probably welcoming two defenders at St. James' Park in the next couple days. Aston Villa's Martin Laursen recently being tipped to make a move to the Magpies after failing on new contract deal with Randy Lerner's team.
“I've read in the press that those two clubs would be interested in me,” he said in the Birmingham Mail. “I don't know if they have spoken to Aston Villa, I haven't heard anything, but it's …
Ask yourself, do you follow the Toon just for silverwares or you are in love and feels belong to the club?
From an eye witness, some Toon fans are leaving the stadium just before the final whistle, I don't think that is the signs of real Toon Army. Where is your support? Are you singing out loud when the Lads need it the most?
I think all the lads on the field wanted to win …
We are heading in our second game of this season in game week#3 against Aston Villa tomorrow. Aston Villa is trying to re-group after a crushing 2-1 home loss to Liverpool last Sunday, while we have more confident with the win against Bolton in our first game last week.
Our track records against them was great. We have play against them for 28 times, with 15 wins, 8 draws and 5 losts.
Our biggest win, …