Comfortable win in the end, although at 0-0 I thought they looked decent going forward. Despite having Tiote, and Anita playing in front of the back four we are still not protecting them the way we did at the start of last season.
During this early period we made a lot of silly passing errors surrendering possession, which has been the story of our season so far.
At 2-0 and then 3-0 we played with …
Feeling pretty low right now, but trying to take comfort from the fact we gave the likely Champions a helluva good game and could easily have taken a point from it.
We weren't quite ‘at it' today and I have a feeling fatigue played a part, especially as the 2nd half wore on.
We were pretty solid defensively but the m/f were largely preoccupied containing Citeh's attacking talent, and the supply to the front two …
We were simply the better team today. There was a confidence and swagger about the lads that we haven't really seen to date, and in spells during the 1st half in particular we played some lovely passing football and looked a really good side.
We're scoring goals for fun, and have conceded only one goal in our last 6 games, with 3 consecutive clean sheets. Colo and Santon were imperious, Williamson quietly efficient and even …
It is hard to imagine given the trials and tribulations of the past few seasons that with a mere handful of matches remaining in the League this year that the toon army are still in with a very realistic shout of attaining a hallowed place in European competition next season.
And not just in the Europa league, but with a reasonable shout at getting a coveted champions league spot. With the wheels properly off the …
Liverpool started quicker than we did and created a few half chances with Bellamy getting far too much space and causing some problems for Jonas down our left.
However, I thought we generally controlled the game in midfield, increasingly so as the game progressed, and over the course of the game we created more clearcut chances.
We were never under any concerted pressure defensively, but Williamson and Perch were really good. They contained Carroll fairly …
Newcastle United is one of the best supported teams in the whole of the football league. The passion shown by Toon fans is second to none and for opposing teams a trip to Newcastle is always memorable.
Fans are definitely looking forward and anticipating future glory at the club. Currently lying sixth in the table, Newcastle is in the running for a place in the Europa League, all being well.
Under Alan Pardew, Newcastle has …
Senegal striker Papiss Cisse arrived at Newcastle during the January transfer window for a fee in the region of £10 million. However, you you be forgiven if you didn't know much about 26-year-old international strike partner of current Magpies top goalscorer Demba Ba.
Whether you knew about him or not, Cisse announced himself on his debut with a spectacular strike against Aston Villa on 5 February which proved to be the winner.
Here, we'll look …
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 …