Mediocrity Not an Option at Newcastle


Sam Allardyce must be wincing today at the schoolboy errors his defense made in the first 11 minutes yesterday against Portsmouth to go 3-0 down.

Add to this that Newcastle were unbeaten at home and you get some measure of the catastrophe that happened yesterday.

With new owner Mike Ashley in attendance as usual, he was not impressed with another woeful display from Newcastle, and Big Sam will have his work cut out this week before the team meets old rivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

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Sam Allardyce – Newcastle’s defense in the first 11 minutes was almost non-existent

Sam did speak after the game and said:

“I can’t cut out the basic errors that were made,” “When it boils down to two basic errors like it did, there is very little as a manager you can do.”

“You can work as hard as you want in the week and put as much into your players and look forward to playing at home. But it was destroyed in 12 minutes.”

“When you go 1-0 down, you make sure it is not two, but because of basic errors we gifted them two more. I have experienced Premiership players out there and they didn’t use it against a very good side. We were our own worst enemy.”

It’s not easy to pick out too many players who had good games for Newcastle yesterday. We thought Steven Taylor showed his usual guts in playing quite well at right back and his enthusiasm is needed right now in the Newcastle team. Rozehnal also had a steady game after replacing the sad Claudio Cacapa.

What happens now to Cacapa is anybody’s guess. He looked a forlorn figure as he trudged off the field knowing only too well he had cost Newcastle two goals. But Cacapa’s played well in the past, so whether it was lack of concentration is hard to work out. Claudio will be in the dumps for a day or two but he can still come back – we still think he’s a good player. But he just cannot make mistakes like he did yesterday in the Premier league.

But now’s not the time to bail out of supporting the team and manager Sam Allardyce. It’s just too easy to point the finger at Sam. We have to hope that Sam and his staff can bring about a change, especially in defense. But it must happen quickly – we cannot get too far behind the top 6, not this season. After yesterday’s performance you have to believe teams are going to go full pelt at Newcastle from the very first whistle, hoping for more defensive errors.

Sam and his staff have to curtail this drop in form quickly. Anything now but a win at Sunderland will sink us deeper into the quagmire of mediocrity. And that’s just not good enough at the new Newcastle.

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38 comments so far

  • Espen

    Nov 4, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Funny to see how you english guys are supporting your own… You all slate Cacapa for a terrible performance, but you give Tayls credit for his performance. Taylor gave away the last goal (o.g.) and made the error which led to 3-1 when Cacapa was outmuscled by Utaka. Taylor is sort of like Titus, he does quite well but is committing a lot of costly blunders! My backline for the Mackems would be Beye, Faye, Rozehnal, Enrique.

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  • adam

    Nov 4, 2007 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    iv been told to give sam time. noramally i would give a manager time if i knew that at the end of it we would be in a good winning position with a good team playing well week in week out. i cant see that happening with sam who i think is a average team manager. hes not good enough and i hope mike ashley has good people around him that know things about football, and get someone proper in like mark hughes, van gaal etc. this is getting rediculous. souness-roeder-big sam… none of the big clubs would allow muppets like them run thier club, why should we be so blind

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  • George

    Nov 4, 2007 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #3

    School boy errors, that was pathetic and unforgivable.
    But why did Sam have to make so many changes. Did he not remember last week about balance in the side. OK he had N`Zogbia and Milner on from the start, but why play them on the opposite flanks. Why after putting Milner on the right and starting to play well did he take him off. Joey Barton can not get into a game since coming back. Why was Emre on the subs bench after last week. It all seems to be why, why, why.
    Sam Allerdyce was applauded for doing great things at Bolton on a small budget and small squad. He says that the chance to have better players and a bigger squad is what he dreamt of. Well im afraid to say this but, right from the time SA was appointed i was not sure it was the right manager for the job.
    To date SA does not know who to play and were to play them. He has a uch bigger squad than he is used to and does not know how to use it. He has allegedly got better players, but does not know how to get them to play better or consistasntly. This current team is a shambles and going down the drain rapidly. Only on a couple of occaisions have we seen a glimmer of hope, and now that is disappearing. The Mackems must be wishing the weekend was here already and you know what, i think they will beat us.
    SA has had time to do things , or rather improve things, we are no better than last year, or the year before. Now another season has all but gone by and it is still middle of the road crap.

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  • Cyprus Mag

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    If Mike Asley isn’t allowed to wear his replica shirt next week (as reported in the Sunday Mirror) he should buy the mackems and close them down.

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  • gjdevon

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    for gods sake, get a grip, weve had 11 games this season and were fielding a whole new team, what they need is support, they need time to gel and need to play more together, the only two criticisms i have with sam over any other manager we have is that he needs to settle on his defence and play them week in week out!!!!
    The other one is his lack of ambition going forward in away games (especially when weve proved that we cant defend properly yet),
    Harry has his team set out very well but has had a couple of seasons to do it, sam has had 4 months to try and gel a new defence ,new midfield and new strikeforce, he just needs time for them to gel and play together consistently .
    If we had viduka available ,we would have got a lot closer to portsmouth yesterday,we do need another strong striker in the transfer window to make use of the width, and we need milner and zoggy to play on their favoured sides permanently rather than chopping and changing cos theyre more effective with zog on the left and jimmy on the right……………apart from that though bring on the mackems!!

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  • Nobby's dad

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    I find myself seriously questioning Sam’s ability. Portsmouth are the first decent team we’ve played at home this season and we were frankly pathetic . They played the type of football I want to watch – balls to feet, quick and incisive.

    We are showing no improvement on last year. I was with friend from London yesterday – at half time one of them described our play ‘as like a Sunday pub team’ and he was right.

    Sam has made great play about improving fitness and team play. We were off the pace yesterday and the football is like Wimbeldon’s in the 80’s. We have NO creativity – we lost that when Nobby went. IMO we never looked like scoring yesterday.

    I actually think we are in serious trouble. I’ll support the team and will always go to the games, but yesterday’s showing has plunged me into deep despair. Unless think’s improve I’ve no doubt Ashley will act – the mood of the crowd yesterday tells you everything. People are loosing patience and cannot understand Sam’s selections (Milner left / Zog right?). We pay good money to be entertained………………..yesterday was simply unacceptable!!

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  • Jerry

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Most Newcastle fans basically know little about football – at least modern day football! Some seem to think that a Manager should have the right to be in a job years before we can judge him. That is absolute nonsense. Managers win trophies and do extraordinary things in their first seasons and I can name Wenger, Mourinho and Benitez in the Premier league just to back up my point on this. If the manager in question is good enough he wouldn’t need forever to be a success!

    Come on people, do you really think losing to Derby, Arsenal reserves, Portsmouth is really down to the manager not having time to evolve with his team???

    Tactically, Allardyce lost my confidence when he signed Alan Smith. That guy is so crap and for him to be his most expensive signing says a lot!!! Any manager worth his salt surely should know that.

    I say we cut our losses and go for a first class manager! Capello, Mourinho, Hitzfeld. Allardyce isnt in the same league. We just have to convince them to come!

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  • adam

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #8

    and we have yet to play the big four teams…
    big sam said he is expecting a mid table finish so obviously he expects result like this.

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  • Aussie Geordie

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #9

    I must say Sam has a tough job. He made the changes some of us wanted bringing on the wingers but it left us open in the middle. We were weak as piss from the set plays and its a shame none of our boys struck the ball with any force when given an opportunity. Smith and Barton were largly anonymous and We missed Emre. I dont think Taylor plays well at left back so I thinks it was unfair to place him their in his big chance to earn a place. He should have started Roz and had Taylor on the bench to bring on later on. Martins looked the most attacking threat we had when he came on and Butt played to his strengths.

    Hope we can find the strength to produce a victory against Sunderland.

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  • StevieA

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree with Espen Taylor was as much at fault as Cacapa was. I also thought that Cacapa was fouled too, it seemed that we didn’t get many decisions going our way in that game.

    The defence is new so give them time. They need to a) adapt to a new culture and b) adapt to playing with a new team and new team mates.

    As I have said though people will be jumping on the Big Sam bandwagon before too long because he will get it right. He knows he has work to do and we seriously need to look at Taylor and wonder if he is good enough anymore. I used to rate the lad but his concentration is shocking early in the game.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Espen to be honest i think the last goal was mainly down to the wall we put there that consisted of Emre, im sorry but i do not understand what to the point of having a 1 man wall and the 1 man is the smallest man on the pitch. Shall we all agree the game was a disgrace and move on?

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  • Stami

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #12

    a terrible loss. but why we all turn on the manager at a time when we clearly need to be supporting our team is beyond me! BSA has a daunting task ahead of him in returning NUFC to the top of the tables. lets give him a chance to prove himself.

    Jerry – i could not disagree with you more. you CAN NOT expect a manager to walk into a new club, overhaul the squad in 1 transfer window, and do exceptional things before mid season… lets be realistic! BSA did not pick up a team in the top half of the table fighting for 4th spot, he got a team fighting for top half! Wenger, Mourinho and Benitez where all handed under performing clubs that should have been contending for Champions League as apposed to UEFA cup! BSA has done a decent job so far with what he has been given. all the blame cant fall on his shoulders. if everyone would just give him time to settle down and do his job. NUFC could be a title contending club in a few seasons! but asking him to perform miracles this season is rediculous!

    SUPPORT YOUR TEAM PEOPLE!!!

    BSA’s BLACK AND WHITE ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Neil

    Nov 4, 2007 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #13

    I think Sam is to blame again for putting Milner and N’Zogbia out of position. There was a free kick in the game when both lined up to take the kick with the opposite foot of the side they were playing. This seems to me to be just plain stupid. Which Sam has been far too often this season.

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  • Dragoner

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    “Most Newcastle fans basically know little about football – at least modern day football! Some seem to think that a Manager should have the right to be in a job years before we can judge him. That is absolute nonsense. Managers win trophies and do extraordinary things in their first seasons and I can name Wenger, Mourinho and Benitez in the Premier league just to back up my point on this. If the manager in question is good enough he wouldn’t need forever to be a success!”

    Jerry you really are the most idiotic person on here, your a twat you really are. your comments are always bull****! seriously. Wenger, Mourinho, Benitez all took on ALREADY good sides and they just took them to the next level. We were a complete shambles when Sam took us over and yet you want instant results. building a team from basically scratch takes time and requires faith from the fans. any REAL fan knows that 90% of teams require stability in the managerial department if they are to be successful in the long run. YOU are the one who knows little about football and should support a team like chelsea as you seem like one of those people who would like a manager sacked after only a hand full of games. its idiotic “fans” like you are the reason managers now get booed after getting a bad result instead of having the fans behind them. YOUR a symbol of football going in the wrong direction. YOUR A TWAT! im embarressed of you being a Newcastle United fan

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  • Jerry

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #15

    STAMI

    The season prior to when Wenger took over at Arsenal, do you know where they finished? I bet you dont – they finished 13th!!!!!!! In his very first season they finished 3rd – on the same points as Newcastle who finished in 2nd!!! THAT WAS HIS FIRST SEASON!

    MOURINHO – In his first season at Chelsea they’d had Ranieri who prior had made excuses like the team needs time to gel. In Mourinho’s first season there was no such excuse and he won the league for Chelsea after 50 years!!!

    BENITEZ – you really think anyone expected him to win the Champion’s league in his first season at Liverpool. Come on man think great for your team and your team might just become great in reality!

    We shouldnt have self esteem issues at NUFC!!!!!!!!!

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  • Leo

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #16

    jerry what you on about? most newcastle fans dont know anything about top flight football… just because we have differing views from you ‘all mighty’ then doesnt mean we are clueless you muppet

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  • Jerry

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Dragoner – you can slug me off me of all you want but I am not prepared to accept that NUFC should be losing to READING, DERBY and PORTSMOUTH!!! NEVER!!!

    You seem the kind of guy who will forgive dalliances by his wife purely because the men she goes with are “better than you”. You have self esteem issues my friend!!!

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  • Grimbo

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m not happy at all with the style of football we are playing now… Booting the long ball forward to the opposition and then defending! Seems an odd way to play if you ask me!

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  • Dragoner

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    “You seem the kind of guy who will forgive dalliances by his wife purely because the men she goes with are “better than you”. You have self esteem issues my friend!!!”

    that statement just proves your a complete dickhead doesn’t it, i mean WTF!? where are you from “my friend”?

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    For guys like Nobby’s dad and Neil and the likes, u guys are ignorant and naive.

    All you can say is “uuuu the selection is stupid uhhhh” or ” why do they playe on opposing flanks, that’s stupid, lets sack BSA”.

    U people are not managers, u people are not at the club every freakin’ day, u people have ZERO football knowledge compared the Sam, how can u question he’s choices ?????? Zog and Milner played not on their usual sides so they can cut in and pass rather than cross. It’s a tactic, but u don’t know it so u say it’s stupid.
    Nobody can question Sam at this point in time. We lost 3 games out of 11, imo that is not bad at all for a team in our position. We are not a top 4 team or a top 6 team for that matter. Fat Freddy,Souness and Rodent left us devestated and Sam needs time to rebuild us.
    U guys say he’s not great manager, well you should do some research. Every club Sam ever managed became successful. I mean hugely successful, in one season he took Limerick to promotion confortably, when he was at Notts County they won the Division 3 with 19 points to spare and the club broke several records during he’s reign.
    He reached the Playoffs in he’s first season at Bolton and also did great in the FA Cup. He got Bolton promoted in he’s second season and eventually made a UEFA Cup contender team out of Championship lower half team.

    Sam is a great manager but you lot want to become Barca overnight, winning every game, playing Arsenal style football. It’s not possible yeat, even Arsenal this season mostly consists of last years players, they needed 1 whole year to gel properly and play like they do. U people want us to do the same in 10 games.
    Your not supporters, your Glory Hunters, u should get the fook out of here and support the Gooners.

    And Stami—> nicely said 😉

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  • Dragoner

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    ToonKing i fully agree with everything you just said

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #22

    read all the crap.
    still proud to be a newcastle fan and i still feel big sam is the man ! ( although i hate his long-ball)
    and lets not forget … only 1/3 the season would be over . remember robson times ? we used to be as low as 19th and bounce back and come 5th half-way .
    We can hope mid way , we can do the same thing.The players take the match too lightly and at times what matter most is Luck! some teams play crap football and still get away with 3 points . We surely dont share the luck part

    Alan smith is being wasted as a midfielder .. he should be used to play in the hole behind the 2 forwards. A team is not only about skills . Its about right attitude too .Smith gets commitment , something we havent seen from Owen too when hes at the pitch… You can make a team of 11 Maradonas and still win nothing . Look at england, look at Spain .

    Benitez had all the luxury in the world when he took over liverpool , houllier had already signed cisse, and he bought alonso and garcia the very first season

    Mourhinho ? do i need to speak another word when it comes to funds ?

    Wenger has been exceptional. But correct me if i am wrong
    Wenger already had inherited a defence of Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Nigel Winterburn, Lee Dixon and Martin Keown . Also before he took over , 1 month in advance he asked viera to be signed into the club

    Maybe Sam is not that agood scout as wenger , but surely hes a strong- willed mind.
    he took over the worst newcastle team possible after and has managed to still give us the best start in 10 years
    SACK HIM? are you sure ? maybe its time u guys sack ur thoughts
    BIG SAM IS THE MAN ( with his shitty long-ball tactics)

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  • Graham

    Nov 4, 2007 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #23

    ‘Mediocrity Not an Option at Newcastle’ – why not? other than a 5 year stint few years ago we’ve been nothing but mediocre for decades.

    probably most of the fans who wantd allardyce in the first place are the ones at the front of the queue to have him sacked (probably as they aren’t old enought o remember that performances like yesterdays were a weekly occurence only 15 years ago).

    I would like to think though – that this gives the whole squad a massive shake and wakes one or two of them up.

    Smith will always play ahead of Martins because it was allardyce who bought him – but i feel so sorry for Oba; our leading goalscorer having to come on 3 goals down and be expected to pull the rest of the team out of the shite.

    have some balls allardyce and realise that there are better players at the club who you didnt buy – a

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  • valle

    Nov 4, 2007 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Espen… Exactly!

    Dragoner… Exactly!

    Toonking… Exactly!

    U guys need to post more, im loosing my sanity over some of the idiots that are now regular users of this blog.

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  • valle

    Nov 4, 2007 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh and i almost forgot…

    Toonoholic… Exactly!

    Graham… Exactly!

    This seems like a good day to blog….

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  • Mohamed Fadl

    Nov 4, 2007 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    We need a good DM and a RM. Millner is just not good enough. He slows down the game, make bad crosses and above all has no idea what he is doing. Miller: RUN RUN RUN CROSS A BAD CROSS RUN RUN RUN SOMEMORE…. Butt is ok but we need a better and more creative DM. A player that can pass the ball. Take a look at flamini, Pirlo, Mascherano, Veira etc… I would say buy Gilbirto from Arsenal and Gourcuff from AC Milan in January.

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  • Hadrian

    Nov 4, 2007 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #27

    toonking , dont patronise all us supporters , everyone been watching and playing football since they were old enough to kick a ball . the british football fan is well upto speed on the game they love .
    the selection problems and tactics are there for everyone to see .

    as for sticking with our own ? what you implying? were racist ? nationalist?
    have a word , cacapa played like shite , all taylor did was stick his leg out thinking there was a pompy player running to the near post .
    taylor got the flack in the last game he played and cacapa got the praises heaped , we didnt have no english people then calling us for having a go at taylor and not cacapa .
    lets get this thing striaght , this is OUR club , we pay the wages , 52000 people week in week out is something the toon dont deserve with the way they are playing , and yet that number will never go down . try asking 52k to go see a bad movie twice in a row and your lucky if 10 people would turn up for the second show .
    every single toon fan has a right to think/say whatever the hell they like without pretentious fools having a go at them for it .

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 4, 2007 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Hadrian, so i feel like you or anyone else here, including me, have football knowledge equivalent to Sam’s ???????????? that’s nonsense. What we see as selection problems or dodgy tactics may have complete sense to him or someone with football expertise. If we have won those games everyone would be praising Sam’s tactical genious.

    I have no idea what you mean in the second part of your post (as for sticking with our own………..)

    And yes every fan has the right to express their opinion, but if what they say is utter bollox i will have a go at them.

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  • Nobby's dad

    Nov 4, 2007 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #29

    ToonKing – when Milner and the Zog play in their correct positions they never cut inside do they and yesterday showed what a great success Sam’s plan was as Milner and Zog constantly cut inside. Bcrowded midfiled – Butt/ Zog hardly touch the ball out right first half. When Sam decided to change things Milner looked more lively – but gets taken off!!

    What’s up, are the paying public not allowed to have doubts about the direction we are moving in? A glory hunter? You nob end I’ve been going since the late 60’s….I’ve seen them come and go AND I’ve seen the worst, Bill Mc Gary and the best, Keegan.

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 4, 2007 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m not saying Sam’s tactic worked, it obviously didn’t, but the plan was good. It’s easy saying that he’s tactics are stupid…but if we had won they wouldn’t be stupid tactics anymore now would they ????

    Everyone is allowed to have doubts and opinions but the manner in which they express them and the nature of some of those opinions really winds me up.

    And what’s the charm of coming to this blog if we all love each other ??? 😉

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  • Nobby's dad

    Nov 4, 2007 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Pressed the wrong button!!

    ToonKing – when Milner and the Zog play in their correct positions they never cut inside do they and yesterday showed what a great success Sam’s plan was as Milner and Zog constantly cut inside – oh now lets think……did they f**k.

    Both player players are capable of cutting in on their weaker foot – but playing them on the side they feel most comfortable on has to be for the benefit of the team. Zog hardly touched the ball first half – Milner seemed more comforatble when changed to the right….but Sam in his wisdom took him off when, to me, Barton looked knackered.

    What’s up, are the paying public not allowed to have doubts about the direction we are moving in? A glory hunter? You nob- end I’ve been going since the late 60’s….I’ve seen them come and go AND I’ve seen the worst, Bill Mc Gary and the best, Keegan.

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  • Stami

    Nov 4, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Hadrian – that is a terrible comparison, although i do see your point.
    but come next week, when we give Sunderland a hiding, are you still going to feel like you went to go see ‘a bad movie’ for the 2nd time…i think not! every team has ups and downs! we are in a down, after the best start to a season in 10 years.

    JERRY

    you are proving my point for me here…

    “MOURINHO – In his first season at Chelsea they’d had Ranieri who prior had made excuses like the team needs time to gel. In Mourinho’s first season there was no such excuse and he won the league for Chelsea after 50 years!!!”

    so Ranieri was right, the team needed time to gel, Mourinho stepped in and made sure that it happened…take nothing away from Jose, but Ranieri didnt exactly leave a mess for him to pick up! where did they finish the season prior to Jose????????????????? was it 2nd or 3rd, i can never remenber…

    then there was this statement…NUFC should be losing to READING, DERBY and PORTSMOUTH!!! NEVER!!!
    take a look at the table, where are Pompey sitting??? they are on a high right now my friend, i stand corrected, but i think they have now won 5 away games in a row, not bad i would say!
    AND are you sure Rafa won the Champions League in his 1st season, or was it the UEFA Cup…OUCH…maybe its time to save face and Log Off..
    as for your personal attacks on the other bloggers, thats just uncalled for, get a punching bag or take a run or something…

    TOONKING

    well said, if we had won, BSA would be back in favour with his master mind tactics!

    HOWAY THE LADS

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  • valle

    Nov 4, 2007 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #33

    ~Geez… So u guys think that a completely new tacs and ideas are going to be worked into the team over 4 months?… So what if Zog and Milner where switched, it might go on and be a masterstroke when they finally get it into their heads how they make the most of that position (or if Milner just started to pass that freakin ball instead of 1-2 dribles to much!)…. 2 wingers who can shift sides are a deadly weapon as we might still see this season. You guys, in your own minds, properly have all the answers and if it was u managing our club blah blah blah. It takes freakin time, so cut the crap and starts supporting instead of whining.

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  • Stami

    Nov 4, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Valle

    WELL SAID! that is the bottom line, it takes time to build a team. let BSA work his magic, and if after 3 seasons we are not in the Champoins league, i will admit that i know nothing about football and that the rest of you where right about BSA(but i highly doubt it)

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  • AltaBatalJoneN

    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Espen – I agree with you on taylor, and the starting backline. I also think that Emre needs to start as he is the only creative player we have right now, and also the only player who looks like he want to attack. And for the strikers, you can say what you want about Oba missing chances,but the fact is that right now he is the only one making chances for us. Owen has got one opportunity in each of the last three or four games and they where all very like. played free on the left, shooting low at the far post and the goalie just laying there waiting for it. We can’t rely on him creating chances on his own now ( he’s not that good anymore), and I really felt for him on saturday when we kept playing long balls for him with Sol and Distin wrapping him like they did. And I dont bother saying anything about Smith, just as it looks like he dont bother playing for us.
    My preferred team right now would be:

    Beye – Faye – Roz – Enrique

    Butt

    Barton Emre

    Milner N’Zogbia
    Martins

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  • AltaBatalJoneN

    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #36

    ehh, sorry that looked bad..

    Beye—-Faye—Roz—-Enrique

    —————Butt——————

    ——-Barton——Emre———-

    Milner——————-N’Zogbia
    ————-Martins—————-

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  • Leo

    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #37

    that would be a great team altabataljon and would be a pleasure to watch

    unfortunatly i cant see it happening

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  • Alan

    Nov 5, 2007 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #38

    Give the manager and the team time. He will bring players into the club in January. We need Viduka fit for Saturday and then i think we will beat the unwashed. If we don’t i would avoid the big market Saturday night. It will be like the wild west!

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