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 …