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 …
Not the best game to watch so far at the start of this season from Newcastle United while the Magpies flying to Loftus Road, the nest of Queens Park Rangers, but I'm quite satisfied with the result.
The game actually going in high tempo with both teams have creating some chances in the first half, but it's normally that the home side is getting the best of it the most, but thanks to our both …
A hard won point against a very well organised team. I couldn't fault the effort, but the plain facts are that without Ben Arfa and Barton we lack creative quality in midfield.
We struggled to establish any measure of control in midfield, and although we got on top for spells in the 2nd half, a draw was probably a fair result. Both keepers made a couple of good saves, and Fulham hit the bar.
This is the first magpies zone post of the new Newcastle United premierships season and what makes me write again is after I saw a new Barton playing before my eyes (well infront of television actually).
And for this new post, I want to give him huge deserved credits for keeping his concentration all the way up until the very end of the game before finally being booked at the death of injury time.
A really heartening fightback that was full of effort and tenacity, if perhaps a little short on high level skills, after yet another PL game had been shaped by a Referee's impulsive folly. Not for the first time, and I suspect not for the last, tonight's culprit was Rob Styles.
Despite Mr Styles ruining another game with a flawed major decision, we came from behind and came close to taking all three points that perhaps …
A really encouraging performance that will hopefully give the squad the lift they possibly needed. I thought KK got it spot on tactically, and the majority of the problems we had we created for ourselves through sloppy passing.
ManU had a few chances in the 1st half, but we really shut them down in the second. We did ok defensively, and for the first time for ages the defence were well supported by our midfield. …
Strange one. If we'd played like we did at OT against Manure we'd not have been outclassed. KK said before that game that he'd got the lads to believe that Manure weren't infallible and it worked.
At the Emirates, we were flat footed, never really got going keeping the ball and overall were outclassed by Arse who were obviously stinging from the Fulham defeat plus had talisman Fabrigthingy back.
There were only glimpses of Arse …
As expected, notloB were hard to break down. They came with little invention and seemed pretty happy to hoof the ball up to Davies and Nolan when he got forward. First half was 0-0 (as I'm sure you all know), but I thought we'd shaded it, if only we did more attacking play.
Their penalty was nailed-in, but I just had a sneaky feeling that Shay is on a bit of a roll (let's face …
Kevin Keegan in such full praise to his fellow Everton manager David Moyes for their wonderful achievement to finish fifth this season and get the UEFA spot.
Toon Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park saw the difference between a team with something to fight for against Newcastle team with nothing to lose and just play to complete the season off. To have lost Martins, Viduka, Geremi and Barton in the squad makes it even worst …
Fortunate Newcastle United avoided the frist defeat in Keegan's last seven matches at the hands of West Ham, in a day where we were once again the poor side for the first 40 minutes.
The home side had an early goal from Mark Noble before Dean Ashton added their second in the midway of first-half. But, the relieving Toon gaffer would have to thanks his African squad members after Martins and Geremi get us back …