Beye – So Disappointed at Defeat

Habib Beye feels for the Newcastle fans who every away game support their team on the road with zest and great spirit.The Senegal international has said the Newcastle players were desperate to improve on their poor away form in Berkshire.

Well, they didn’t so perhaps for the next game, a short trip to Sunderland, they can do better.

A defeat at Sunderland would be completely unacceptable – to say the very least.


Habib Beye – feels sorry for the traveling Newcastle fans

We are still well placed in the league but of course 3 points would have had us up there challenging for a top 4 position so the Reading game is a huge disappointment to everyone concerned at the the club.

Habib’s first concern was for the traveling Newcastle fans as he told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I feel sorry for our fans.” “As a team we wanted to win against Reading on the back of our home wins against Everton and Tottenham.”

“It was important at Reading but we have lost again and we have to work hard to make sure we make things better for everybody at home to Portsmouth.”

Despite Reading not taking their chances and then Michael Duberry trying desperately to give Newcastle a point, we still couldn’t wake up on Saturday afternoon. It was so depressing.

Habib added:

“We got back in it but should have kept the score at 1-1.” “We are all very disappointed because the possibility of a draw was alive for us.

“It has been difficult for us but we must recover again.”

Beye ended the game at Reading in the centre-back position following a tactical reshuffle after Newcastle had used all three substitutes.

But it was former Irish Premier League youngster Shane Long who came off the bench, with just 6 minutes remaining, to score within 10 seconds of taking to the field.

Beye added:

“It was a long ball into the box and we didn’t win the second ball, which meant Long was able to get his shot in.” “We are all extremely disappointed and we now know we must improve on this.”

“We went to Reading wanting to get a good result, but sadly we haven’t been able to get it.”

Maybe it’s good having Sunderland as the next away game, because it will be so special. By that time (2 weeks) perhaps Sam will be able to ram it into the team that they must win the game. Another away defeat at the Stadium of Light will bring so much negative criticism and gloom and doom on Tyneside – it just isn’t worth the Newcastle players losing.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • George

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1

    It wil not be hard to improve away from home, just dont go out on to the field thinking you are going to get beat, because that seems to be the attitude just now.

  • Craig Allen

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #2

    “We got back in it but should have kept the score at 1-1.” – Indicative of the mindset currently making rounds in the dressing room. I’m sorry, but this has to stop. It’s been re-iterated ad nauseam on this blog today but – We should be looking to win, not draw. Positive thinking lads, positive thinking!

  • ToonKing

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Stadium of Shite is must win, if we loose the the neanderthals this place will blow up, i don’t even dare thinking of it.

  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Craig – well said.

  • Kash

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Reading are 2nd bottom in the form table above Spurs. I don’t know why we didn’t go out all guns blazing. Early goal, sit back and hit them on counter while their confidence was on a lul. Our 1st away win should be Mackems, and hopefully that will be our turning point away from home!

  • gordon

    Oct 29, 2007 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #6

    As tuvok said on star trek voyager “going out with all guns blazing is merely foolish” i wonder if we could get tuvok instead of steve round.

  • wsq

    Oct 29, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #7

    i think we should start losing at home as well..

  • Graham

    Oct 29, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    2 points…

    1. wsq – I have read some of yu coments over the last few days and think you should be onmedication (or maybe you are). personally think you’re a mackem trying to wind up genuine supporters. Leave usalone please.

    2. Am I the only person fed up to the back teeth with our defenders apologising to the fans for their performances? This was a regular thing last year and it seems like there’s no end. Stop appologising and get some work done on the training pitch you tossers! I know that saturday was only the 2nd time those guys have played a competetive match together but surely they work together during the week??

    I know it will take time so stop putting undue prssure on yourselvs by feeling the need o ome out and say sorry every oher week…

    but then – mabe it is me ad wsq is a cracking lad and genuine nufc supporter…

  • Graham

    Oct 29, 2007 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed – so what if we lose to Sunderland? Surely we have to do all we can to help out 3rd world people…

  • Bosck

    Oct 29, 2007 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #10

    I think a few people are missing the point over the comments about getting a draw. They obviously wouldnt have gone out looking for a draw but having been losing and then got back level the team would have wanted to at least hold on to that draw. As a defender all beye is saying is that they should no have conceded another goal and the defence should have kept it to 1-1, getting in front is up to the midfield and attack.

    The whole thing about us supposedly playing for a draw is wrong and getting blown out of all proportion. Allardyce spent all the time before the game talking about playing for all 3 points and also talked about how they had intended to follow west hams game plan when they WON at reading, so they were obviously looking for the win to start out. While i’m on that point people who say it is negative to follow west hams game plan to beat reading are talking utter rubbish. If someone has worked out a way to beat a side then the sensible option is to replicate this game plan as it has already been proved as a way to win against that specific opposition, just as a number of teams copied boltons very physical approach to playing against arsenal when big sam was in charge there.

    all they are saying about we should have held on for a draw is that in all reality the way we played we didnt really deserve anything out of the game so to have left with a point after that performance would have been a good result. thats all, not that we were aiming for it or anything.

    The ones being negative are those moaning that we should not be aiming for a draw without actually analysing the comments and reality of the situation ie that before the game a draw would have been a satisfactory/slightly poor result but after the lacklustre performance a draw would have been a good result.

  • Steven

    Oct 29, 2007 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #11

    very disappointed with Sams tactics.
    i can see what sam tried to do ..keeping it tight and hoping oba / owen might nick something but we cnt rely on them plus the players behind them need to do their jobs first

  • Alex

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Bosck-i think you are right that some people are missing the point about getting a draw, we should have been able to hold on to 1-1 after being outplayed and i think also that is the point Beye was trying to make.Surely Sam would not send his team out only to play for a draw.But what i dont agree with is copying Westham`s game plan.We should play to our own strengths and let teams work out how they should try and beat us without us changing our style of play.We have a new defence that still need to gel together so our real strength at this moment is attack, we have more than enough quality both in midfield and up front to have to think about playing a counter game against a team like Reading.

  • Leo

    Oct 30, 2007 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #13

    craig allen you hit the nail on the head there mate.

    wsq whats your game?


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