FT: Newcastle Draw 2 – 2 With Boro But Miss Opportunity To Win


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Newcastle were held to a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside while they will be asking why and how they didn’t win this game.

Newcastle went ahead twice with excellent goals from the very impressive N’Zogbia and then Viduka but couldn’t hold onto their lead.

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Charles N’Zogbia – wonderful performance from Frenchman as he scores goal and makes another

After 77 minutes Viduka put Newcastle ahead with a well volleyed shot after he had beaten Jonathan Woodgate with great skill. You would have thought that this new Newcastle defense could hold on for a win with just 13 minutes to go. Just 3 minutes later Julian Arca was left loose on the edge of the area following a corner and he fired home well to Harpers left giving the goalkeeper no chance.

It was a better performance than last week from a tough Newcastle side but still a disappointing result. Good points for Newcastle were Charles N’Zogbia’s performance and when Claudio Cacapa came on in the second half he looked very very solid. Surely it’s time for Sam to have Cacapa’s experience in the defense.

But fans will not be happy with this result and it looks like it will take a bit of time – as Sam has said so often – for the big man to work his magic at Newcastle. We’re going to have to be a bit more patient (but it’s hard).

Full match report follows.

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Surprising team news for Newcastle saw an unchanged side be named by Big Sam despite many players playing internationals in mid-week.

Middlesbrough also had a surprise when Jonathan Woodgate was names in the team after his knee surgery in the summer.

Middlesbrough (4-4-2): Schwarzer, Young, Woodgate, Wheater, Taylor, Boateng, Rochemback, Arca, Downing, Mido, Aliadiere. Subs: Jones, Sanli, Lee, Cattermole, Hines.

Newcastle (4-3-3): Harper, Carr, Taylor, Rozehnal, N’Zogbia, Butt, Geremi, Smith, Milner, Martins, Viduka. Subs: Given, Cacapa, Owen, Ameobi, Ramage.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

It seemed that in the Directors box was Mike Ashley sitting on Chris Mort’s right with Sam on Mort’s left but the commentators didn’t mention this. Mike was wearing a Newcastle Team Shirt.

The game got under way and within 2 minutes Steven Carr was calling the touchline to be replaced. He had a hamstring pull when he had challenged for a head ball and was replaced on 4 minutes with Peter Ramage.

In the first few minutes James Milner is looking lively down the left. After 10 minutes the play was scrappy with both teams struggling to control the midfield – but then after 22 minutes Newcastle went ahead with just a superb goal. Charles N’Zogbia had the ball on the left wing and cut inside across the penalty area with 3 Middlesbrough players in attendance.

Charles then hit a wonderful curling right foot shot inside Schwarzer’s left hand post. It was a terrific goal and Mort and Ashley were seen hugging each other in the director’s box and Sam seemingly very pleased. Charles is having a fantastic start to the season and it’s hard to see how he can be dropped when playing this well. After 27 minutes Taylor makes a good clearance when Rochemback was through on goal.

After 28 minutes Mido scored for Middlesbrough and it was not a good goal for Newcastle to concede. A cross from the right came in and Mido beat Taylor to chest the ball down and then take it forward and around Harper before placing it in the net. Mido then demonstrated in front of the Newcastle fans and rightly received a yellow card for his antics.

Then after 35 minutes with Middlesbrough pressure mounting Harper made a wonderful save to his left as he flipped the ball around his left hand post – a truly great save at a very important time as Middlesbrough were dominating. After 43 minutes a good ball was played inside Peter Ramage who recovered well to block the ball for a corner. Ramage was having a steady game at right back.

Half time came and the game was very even with Middlesbrough playing surprisingly well. It will take a big effort from the Newcastle side to secure a win with Middlesbrough probably just shading the first half.

After 54 minutes Downing again cut inside Peter Ramage but Rozehnal did well to cut out the resulting cross. Then after 57 minutes a second injury causes Peter Ramage to exit the game. Peter went down under pressure and it was obvious there could be a serious injury to Peter’s right knee as he writhed in agony on the filed. Cacapa was introduced for the second week running and joined Rozehnal in central defense as Steven Taylor moved to right back. This was the back four many had though Allardyce might start with today.

On 61 minutes a cross from the excellent N’Zogbia comes in and Viduka just fails to get a touch. After 62 minutes Newcastle win their first corner and Butt challenges on the cross and it’s another corner. From the resulting corner Milner brings the ball down well but shoots weakly straight at Schwarzer.

Downing gets the ball on the left and heads straight for goal as Newcastle are caught short at the back but Cacapa makes a superb text book tackle and comes away with the ball – a beautiful piece of defending from the Brazilian who looks a solid player. On 72 minutes Owen comes on for Oba Martins, who doesn’t look too happy to be coming off, and Martins heads straight down the tunnel to the dressing room.

Then after 77 minutes Newcastle went ahead with an excellent goal from Viduka. A ball comes in from – yes you guessed it – Charles N’Zogbia and Viduka under pressure from Woodgate, controls the ball beautifully on his knee, and whips in an unstoppable shot from 8 yards. A first goal for Mark at Newcastle and a very good one.

With Newcastle in front and little time to go it’s looking like Newcastle may be able to get the win but after 3 minutes Middlesbrough equalize and Newcastle cannot be happy with their defending.

From a corner the ball bounced loose to Arca who rifles in form 27 yards giving Harper no chance. Why Arca was left alone on the edge of the area from the corner will be a question Big Sam will be asking. It’s loose defensive play and Newcastle pay the penalty. Newcastle cannot be happy with this – as it’s exactly what Newcastle sides of old would have done – been unable to hold onto a lead and wilted under pressure.

On 83 minutes Charles N’Zogbia – who is Newcastle’s best player again comes through and lofts a ball into Owen who is standing about 5 yards from goal with his back to the ball. The slightest touch from Owen would have resulted in a goal but the ball goes through to Schwarzer. Both teams continue to go for the win and it’s still anybody’s game.

After 5 minutes of injury time the referee blows his whistle and it’s all square. It’s probably a fair result but Newcastle have to think they could and should have won this game.

Newcastle conceded 6 minutes after going ahead in the first half and now 3 minutes after going ahead again and Big Sam cannot be happy with the defending. We just have to improve and be harder to score against. That’s the big disappointment today.



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40 comments so far

  • big pea ov the weab

    Aug 26, 2007 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #1

    n,zogbia is class a draws not wot we wanted but never mind

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  • Michael Stewart

    Aug 26, 2007 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    We need to go 4-4-2. There is not enough service to the front men, and playing 4-3-3 means Martins or Owen will be playing in a role that does not suit them best.

    Big Sam may have needed to play 4-3-3 when at Bolton because of the restrictions on the players available to him, and they were usually punching above their weight, but Newcastle is a club where the supporters demand attacking football.

    While I dont agree that fans should always dictate how a team plays, I dont think that anyone will deny that the last two games have been physical slog-outs with little quality.

    As far as what team should have played today, the following in a 4-4-2 formation would have been a good choice I reckon.

    Harper

    Geremi Taylor Rozenhal Cacapa

    Butt Smith

    Milner N’Zogbia

    Martins Viduka

    In the next week, we need to bring in Faye, bring in a dedicated right-back (like Chidi Odiah – someone pacy, strong and relatively experienced), and persuade Solano to stay at least until January. I dont think we need anyone for central midfield, as Barton is back soon and there is no European matches to play this year.

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  • iain

    Aug 26, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #3

    nzogbia goal – class

    result – fair

    performance – average

    MA jumping up and down celebrating goals in a toon job – absolutely priceless. wonder if thats his way of saying to the gutter press hes not selling.

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  • stjames

    Aug 26, 2007 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Well, this was the starting side I predicted. So no surprise there.

    On the negative, we conceded 2 goals, we had to make 2 forced substitutions, serious injuries I’m afraid, and the players seem to be as alien to the 4-3-3 formation as I am. To tight up front, to much running with the ball too little passing, too many mistakes. 🙁

    On the positive, we are unbeaten, 2 great goals, constantly good performance from the likes and Milner and Zog and we have capable players in reserve. I still believe in Sam and consider us to be in a team in transition. 🙂

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  • Soren

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #5

    A bit dissapointed about today. Middelsborough controlled too much of the match, and we didn’t create anything passing the ball high up to Vid and Oba.
    N’Zogbia was undoubtly MoM for us, he scored a goal, his passing was good and trying to create something. Cacapa I think also looked good when he came on, and I’m looking forward to see more of him.
    All in all, we are still a work in progress, but the hopes are still high 🙂
    Howay the lads

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  • Ace

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #6

    That game was a real dissapointment. Borough attacked for quite a bit of the game. NUFC didn’t show any fluidity. I think BSA is right we need to give him time to implement his system. If you look at our two goals today both were outstanding individual efforts nothing created from the team. With out a doubt Milner is the MoM. He always comes to play. Loved that flick to himself and the shot on goal.

    I think oiur defence is lacking still. Although Mido was offside it wasn’t by that much. We got caught plain and simple. The second goal was just simple poor defending.

    Cheers

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  • Ian Steele

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #7

    442 again please!! Geremi was tosh and I thought Viduka was crap apart from his goal.
    Smith was nowhere to be seen either!
    Absolute rubbish!!!!!!!

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #8

    cacapa was good any 1 got any news on ramage ?

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  • jeff

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Performance from some big players was very poor….Not sure what Alan Smith is suppost to be doing….Great player but playing in wrong position…Geremi was average we should expect more from him….Great goals by Nzogbia & Viduka that should really win the game….Same mistakes seem to be happening yet again..Cacapa looks quality and needs to play now as does Enrique….Change formation to 4-4-2……..As we dont seem to understand 4-3-3………Martins is wasted like that, as would Owen be………..But one thing at least we are still unbeaten but we should expect a better performance in the next game.

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  • Phil P

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Was it just me or was the some big echoes from the villa match? oba cant play in this 433, hes nowhere to be seen. As soon as owen comes on, milner drops back into midfield and all of a sudden absolutely everything goes through him and we look so much better- we should start with him there imo. zog and milner were class once again, I thought smith was surprisingly quiet today, and far too many short passes didnt reach their man. I think we can take a lot out of the game though, hopefully a tanking of barnsley midweek will bring the smiles back 😀

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  • steve

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Viduka did nothing until the goal, Butt was pretty bad also, although saying that the whole of midfield were constantly overrun by a very average boro side.
    We really need to be winning at places like boro to have any chance of uefa next year.
    we’ve got four winnable games coming up before we start playing the decent teams so hopefully we can get the points in the bag and start to gel before then.
    Barton being available should help midfield, hopefully he can become a gerrard like presence

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  • JC

    Aug 26, 2007 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #12

    We shouldn’t be expecting miracles, should we? Like all teams that had undergone a major facelift, time is needed for the team to gel and players to hit form. It’s early days anyways. Plenty of positive aspects in today’s game -Cacapa looked classy, Zoggy’s playing great football, Viduka finally scored and Mike Ashley’s celebrations in a black and white top. Still think we need a proper RB though because I don’t really rate Carr or Ramage and prefer not risk depending on the Nobby.

    Look on the bright side lads. The undeniable fact is we are still unbeatable in the league!

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  • Alex

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #13

    We need to go 442 we were completely outplayed in midfield for long pieriods of the game.Nzogbia was excellent today but we created very little in attack .It was also obvious that the defence needs time to get used to each other, but still we are unbeaten.we will get beter the longer the season goes on CL here we come.

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  • Tetsuo

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Don’t mean to sound cruel but i won’t lose any sleep over either of these injuries other than from a numbers point of view. Neither should be starting(Ramage or Carr) and I hope this see’s a more drastic implementation of what most of us would see as the long term defensive line. Getting Enrique involved as soon as possible and possibly pushing taylor to the right with a rosehnal and cacapa partnership in the middle i think would leak less goals and gives us the obvious advange of pushing n’zogbia up the pitch where he can be more effective. With Barton back and Owen hopefully more sharp i think thats when people will really see what we are capable of.
    Lets not forget we are really bad starters and although some of the results have been disappointing ive seen us with far less than 5 points and no loses so im still positive about things…must play 4-4-2 though

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  • mac

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15

    People are saying Viduka did nothing apart from score,well shock horror that’s his job that’s all he has to do. We were average and a poor Boro team actually looked half decent. Cacapa looked solid and should be picked ahead of Taylor,yes Taylor is a full England international now but he still lacks the quality experience brings. A new right back is definately needed and without doubt someone that can create in Midfield,the 433 does not work 442 with a creative midfielder is definately the way to go. Still unbeaten,still improving but still someway to go

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  • Bob

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Once Enrique gets introduced, I think we might revert to 4-4-2.

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  • Keep Oba

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Vikuda did nothing except score that goal…I mean why didnt he stop those two goals we conceded? Why didn’t he score 4 goals instead of that measly one goal. Why didn’t he go into the crowd at halftime and personally shake all the fans’ hands? Good lord people quit saying he did nothing until he scored that goal…thats what hes supposed to do and it did it. If you get nothing from him but a goal a game or two…then please don’t complain. While I WAS expecting a win, we are three games in without a loss, so it can’t be all bad. At least we aren’t Spurs.

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  • Andy H

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Hopefully now the 4-3-3 will be ditched and we can go back to what the players know. Although people are saying Big Sam was using the formation because of the personnel available I don’t think we ever had the players for the formation. Viduka did so well for Boro last year because of the partnership he formed with Yakubu and doesn’t have the pace to really play on his own because of the lack of support. Milner allow impressing on the left isn’t really attacking/creative enough to play in a front 3 and only Viduka is ever in the box for his crosses. Martins as a right winger just hasn’t worked in the last couple of games. He drops to deep and only once did he get in behind – I think he would have scored this chance on his left. The midfield three are too similar in style – have no creativity and all have the same amount of defensive responsibility. I think one – probably Smith – should have got much closer in the hole behind Viduka.

    Today was a disappointing performance. No creativity. Over run in midfield. But at least now Big Sam can see that it was probably not the formation for the team and he will make the change quickly. That’s one thing I like about him – that he constantly gives instructions to the players and isn’t shy to change positions around when things aren’t working.

    Cacapa looked strong, composed and I think he’ll become the main man this season with Rozenthal and Taylor rotating. Should make his first start against Barnsley along with Enrique, Emre, Owen perhaps.

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  • Dalston

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #19

    After watching Man U and Spur’s game, i feel we are a championship side

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  • Tetsuo

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #20

    With the squad we have right now….

    Given

    Enrique Cacapa Rosehnal Taylor

    Milner N’Zogbia Barton Geremi
    (Smith)
    Viduka Martins
    (Ameobi,Smith)(Owen)

    Opinions?….

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  • Shaun Dean

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #21

    a lot of people have been saying that taylor should be moved right- back and that in my opinion is a stupid idea if it is just to incorperate capaca into the team. Taylor is only 21 he is still learning and developing his game and he is a centre half by trade and in my opinion he will continue to improve and become one of the best defenders in the country it would be stuip to impede his develpment by playing him right- back.

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  • stjames

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #22

    As I see it, we have a lot of constructive criticism in the comments above and I can agree with much of Soren’s, Ace’s, Phil P’s, Alex’s, Andy H’s and others too.

    I understand Oba left straight for the dressing room when he was substituted. Is that kosher???

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  • Shaun Dean

    Aug 26, 2007 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #23

    a lot of people have been saying that taylor should be moved right- back and that in my opinion is a stupid idea if it is just to incorperate capaca into the team. Taylor is only 21 he is still learning and developing his game and he is a centre half by trade and in my opinion he will continue to improve and become one of the best defenders in the country it would be stupid to impede his develpment by playing him right- back.

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  • Marguerite

    Aug 26, 2007 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #24

    After watching the match, we have to ditch the 4-3-3 formation, we do not have the midfield players to do this. For much of the match we were overrun by the smogs. Also playing Martins wide in a front 3 is not working either. He again went down the tunnel when substituted!!!!

    Plus points, young Zog is back to his best and what a goal. He was our MOM by far. Viduka took his goal well.
    Cacapa greatly impressed also even though he was only on the pitch a short time.
    I hope we can see Enrique for the next game which will allow Zog to play wide left.

    Mike Ashley in a Toon shirt, jumping up and down when we scored – PRICELESS.

    Please Mike get the cash out again, we desperately need a right back and a creative midfield player.

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  • Ross

    Aug 26, 2007 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #25

    i cant be 100% sure, but i’ve seen quite a few people mention oba went straight for the tunnel when coming off aye.
    he didnt look too happy as he was leaving the field, obviously felt he’d be better on than off, and i agree.
    like everyone else has said though, we need to change the set up.
    i think we’d be far stronger if we set up looking something like this….

    given
    taylor cacapa rozy enrique
    milner barton smith zogs
    owen martins

    naturally thats when the squad we have is at full fitness..and we still havent brought in a proper right back. but tbh i change my opinion of our apparent best starting squad constantly, haha.
    but i think that looks strong 🙂

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  • michael

    Aug 26, 2007 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #26

    We hardly set the world alight last season in a 4-4-2 formation. We couldn’t even beat Watford on the last weekend and hadn’t won in like 8-10 games. Get real, we’re not world beaters cos we stuffed Bolton on the first day. We still haven’t scored at SJP since the Jurassic period, hardly league winning form. We should have closed the game out which is the most disappointing aspect. Something that needs to be addressed on the training ground for sure. And a right sided full back before September is a must considering the injury to Stephen Carr.
    I dont think 3 games is enough time to decide against 4-3-3, especially as we haven’t even been beaten!

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  • gordon

    Aug 26, 2007 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Why do people get conned with the 433 or the 442 system its about players not systems, a combination of smith,butt and geremi in either formation is not the answer with barton,duff emre and n’zogbia pushed up there will be a big improvement most of if not all the creative players are missing. Sell martins and bring anelka in.

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  • geordiejordan

    Aug 26, 2007 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #28

    i couldn’t agree more with michael. however, to be up not once but twice against a VERY VERY mediocre boro side and then to concede 2 goals has to be disconcerting. it stank of the nufc of last season. i thought FOR SURE after viduka scored his goal that this bsa led team would be able to hold on. let me ask this… did ANYONE after boro scored their second feel that the lads would score a third??? i know i didn’t. after it went 2-2 i was praying for a draw. because except for 2 very exceptional pieces of skill by zog and viduka we had nothing all game. just more of the same long ball tactics that get cut out by even an average boro defense. the ridiculous antics of the boro goalscorers just adds to my dismay about this performance…. however, cacapa looked very composed at the back and the zog continues to impress me… a little drunk… and a little dismayed 🙁

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  • JimD

    Aug 26, 2007 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #29

    loads of space before we changed to 442. our current crop of players dont suit a system that would rely on martins tracking back etc. much better when we were 442. draw was fair.

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  • roscoe

    Aug 26, 2007 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #30

    ros… you read my mind, that is exactly the starting line up i would play.

    only problem is geremi is captain.

    def martins and owen up front, viduka is looking avg and would be good back up if we need to mix it up a bit!

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  • adam

    Aug 26, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #31

    better performance from midfield, milner looked great switching flanks and causing problems. but i was livid we didnt beat a average team with average fans. good to see mike ashley in the crowd supporting the lads, hopefully he saw the need to spend on a few players.

    i hope sam knows that if we dont beat wigan at home coming up, lets just say we wont be clapping at full time. must win!

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 26, 2007 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Great to see Mike Ashley in a Toon shirt at the game – i was watching it live and thought it was him next to Mort and BS.

    Bet he wasn’t too chuffed with what he saw though.

    Could work in our favour though….

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  • mac

    Aug 27, 2007 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #33

    Right Dalston first of all you are a tit. I ‘ve said all i’m gonna say in my previous message but negative people like you are why NUFC are in the state they’re,please don’t ever watch another game as your opinion is worth,well for want of any better words,F*&K ALL

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  • mac

    Aug 27, 2007 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #34

    Right Dalston first of all you are a tit. I ‘ve said all i’m gonna say in my previous message but negative people like you are why NUFC are in the state they’re in ,please don’t ever watch another game as your opinion is worth,well for want of any better words,F&^%&*K ALL

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  • apan

    Aug 27, 2007 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #35

    mind the language guys ed wil be furious lol.

    well we are better offensively than the game againts villa but were terrible in defensive than all of our games again we were caught during COUNTER attack and yes set pieces, no one is marking arca at the edge of the box wth is that? we wasted a lot of chances & defended poorly, but on the good side carr and ramage is injured hehe so i reckon we gonna get a new rightback or well

    and THE LINESMAN & REFEREE is a moron, mido is offside u fat ass & why is the referee seems to be biased the whole game, esp the one when nicky butt taking the free kick on our own half and some boro player block it, instead of yellow carding the player who blocks it he nags at butt back cos taking it too fast, wtf is that? Mike Dean is a total bloody idiot!

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  • Howay The Black And White Army

    Aug 27, 2007 at 5:51 AM

    Comment #36

    What about that obvious penalty when milner was picked up and thrown down.
    apan- definitely right about the referee and linesman. Totally biased!! watching the game with a guy who’s dad won the fa cup for sunderland and even he yelled at the tv when mido scored.

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  • Howay The Black And White Army

    Aug 27, 2007 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #37

    anybody but arca please score the second goal!! Hate that little bugger

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  • Ivan

    Aug 27, 2007 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #38

    crap, dissappointing
    anyway does anyone realise that martins looked pissed when substituted. crap!

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  • Arthur Prince

    Aug 27, 2007 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #39

    Agree with a lot of the comments but I make the following points

    1) 3 games and still unbeaten

    2) team and BSA still working it all out

    3) not everyone fit so BSA has to patch up the squad . will be better when everyone fit esp Barton .
    4) team will have better balance and class with Cacapa and Enrique playing . It will allow players however flexible to play in their preferred positions and get used to a settled team

    5) 442 or443 or 451 is something which all professional footballers should be able to accomodate as part of their skills and profession . However it is worth trying 442 again with the new squad

    6) IF Oba went in a huff when being subbed then he has a problem . The true professional will play for the team and his manager and accept the decision and support his team mates from the bench . Not everyone can play its only 11 aside . Rotation and changing a system during a match is needed to try and win games when a stalemate occurs , Last year we never new how to change the system during the match and were beaten easily on most occaisions .

    7) I do hope we get 3 players in ie Faye from Bolton ?luccin (whoever he is from Real Madrid ) and Diarra from chelsea . They must realise that they all cant play all the time however !!
    8) early days still and still unbeaten BSA knows what he needs to do no sweat .
    Onwards and upwards

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  • Obafan

    Aug 27, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Viduka is always the player who gets lots of critics here at the blog. I think that it is not correct; to be honnest our strikers don’t get the passes they need to be immediatelly in a goalscoring position. I think Martins and Vid need to get the ball in a way theycan make a direct action towards the goal. This is not the case and they both need to work to hard to get in a descent position.

    I was dissapointed by the wa we conceeded those 2 goals;
    1) Taylor his fault, who covers Mido at the wrong side.
    2) Don’t know who had the header out of the box, but that was just awful defending. Good finish though by Arca.

    So what I hope will follow now is;
    1. Start playing in a 442, to get Martins and Vid in goalscoring positions
    2. Play Cacapa in the starting lineup
    3. Faye in midfield, not Butt who just is not good enough at the moment
    4. Don’t play Smith in midfield cause he is not the man to play overthere. Let’s play Zog in midfield and Enrique at LB.
    5. Buy a new RB.

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