So it seems that it’s all back to doom and gloom in Newcastle now that we are out of the Carling Cup.
But hey, let’s not get too disheartended and remember the defense played very well in the first half and were even a tough nut to crack in the second.Â We’ll not be playing too many teams as good as Arsenal this season – thank goodness.
Here are our final reflections on the game last night – but a win at Manchester on Saturday will do wonders to restore our spirits.
Oba Martins – negative criticism is not what he needs right now
- We were beaten by a better team on the night â€“ let’s be truthful about that.
- Our best chance to win something is probably gone for the season although there’s still the FA Cup and hope springs eternal on Tyneside. But our major goal this season has to be to finish high in the league so we qualify for Europe. If we can finish in the top 6 that has to be looked on as being tremendously successful in Sam’s first season.
- We still have a long way to go to to match the players and organization that a team like Arsenal has. They have so many great young players it’s a little ridiculous. But Chris Mort has already indicated that we will search the world for good youngsters we can bring to Newcastle â€“ so our strategy is almost to replicate what Wenger has done. However, how he consistently does this we just have no idea â€“ he’s a bit of a genius.
- The game was very good for the players last night. It was a tough game played at phenomenal pace and players like Enrique and Beye will be that much better (and fitter) now having played the full 90 minutes last night. Although the lads were obviously tired near the end let’s give them credit for showing real guts and determination.
- We Geordie fans are very fickle. When we win everything is just great â€“ but when we lose everything is doom and gloom. That’s not a criticism because I’m like that â€“ and my wife is always ready to let me know
But maybe we should just recognize that for what it is. We can guarantee that if we play well and win at Manchester on Saturday everything in the Newcastle United garden will be rosy again. We’ll be in the top 4 – then just read the comments on this site
- But let’s try to keep the faith through the thick and thin and help the lads and the management. Because it’s clear we have a team both on and off the pitch that truly wants to bring the great times back to Tyneside – we need to support them in both good and bad times. Maybe there’ll even be some good times soon.
- The next goal for us is to get the boys ready for Saturday when we have the 12:45 pm early game at Manchester City. We should be able to play a strong side there but we know Owen is now out for at least 3 weeks. Poor Oba missed 3 good chances last night and one on Sunday but now’s just not the right time to be too critical of the boy. Oba seems to be lacking in confidence a bit right now â€“ but we all know he’s a great little player. Those at Manchester on Saturday let’s ensure we support the lads for the full 90 minutes â€“ we are going to win more games than we lose this season.
- Let’s keep the faith – even after we lose
Comments always very welcome.