Sam – More Silly Mistakes At The Back


Newcastle in the end came out with a point in today’s derby at the Stadium of Light against North East rivals Sunderland, and given the previous two defeats it was a reasonable result for Newcastle.

The main thing is that Newcastle weren’t beaten and came back quite well after going a goal down.

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Big Sam – we must cut out these silly mistakes at the back

That’s the good news – the bad news is that it was another very poor goal to give away and we cannot go on conceding these stupid goals.

Sam again talked about how the Newcastle defense has to improve.

“We can’t keep making silly mistakes at the back” “It was a silly goal to give away.”

“First a silly pass from one center-half to the other, then we should have cleared the ball for a throw-in not a corner – and then we allow them to score from there.”

“Set-pieces decide most games and we were punished there.”

However, for most of the game Newcastle’s defense was quite solid. Big Sam was also pleased with his side’s reaction after conceding the goal, and felt Newcastle deserved a point and maybe more. Sam continued:

“Yes, I don’t see why we don’t deserve a point because of the response from going a goal down.”

“We had a fear which pepped our game after conceding the goal, and we might have even won it at the end.”“We haven’t lost which is very important.”

The main thing is that Newcastle didn’t lose, but while they could have won the game with a little luck, they didn’t deserve to win, and Sunderland were the better side. But Sam has survived a defeat, which would have been catastrophic for Newcastle at this stage of the season. It would have also been 3 defeats in a row.

Newcastle can also hopefully build on this point, since it has stopped the rot.

Comments welcome.



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47 comments so far

  • wsq

    Nov 10, 2007 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Well we could’ve prevented it if alan smith gave a bother to close down the cross! You should look at the video big sam!

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  • david bulman

    Nov 10, 2007 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #2

    agree with wsq and i really dont see smith offering anything in midfield.he cant create anything and dives in on every tackle and just keeps giving free kicks away.we are definetly lacking creativity and are very route 1 at the moment which is boring.enrique should have played at left back,nzogbia a winger not a back.enrique was the best out of a bad defence against portsmouth.faye should play the holding roe in midfield.martins deserves to start,was only on a minute and nearly set up a goal.

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  • steve

    Nov 10, 2007 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #3

    agree with above comments – Smith offers very little in midfield, biggest surprise for me is how poor Bartons been since he came back, I was really expecting him to fill a gerrard type role but he looks like he’s playing championship football.
    He’s nothing like the player he was at Man City.
    very poor show today although no worse than any other game this season – I really can’t see us getting into Europe this season, we’re already falling behind the top eight and I can see only see the gap getting bigger given that we now have Liverpool, Blackburn and Arsenal coming up 🙁

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  • Rob kirton

    Nov 10, 2007 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Steve: I agree with your comments about Barton, howver I’d be willing to cut him some slack. He didn’t have a full pre-season – being left out of Man City’s preparations nad picking an injury after a couple of half paced friendlies with us. Re this season, I fear we are going to have to keep any eye on the teams below, not the ones above if we maintain our current form.

    Sam should have enough nous to stop this slide in form (a couple of weeks ago we were poised to leap frog Chelsea with our game in hand on them). Though as you’ve correctly pointed out we have some tough games coming up. Things may yet get worse before they get better.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 10, 2007 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Not a bad result if you consider how we played and still managed to get a draw away from home.

    BSA is a just a fkin racists, not playing martins because he wants to play owen because he is english. No manager in thier right mind plays a player who has scored for 6 games over one who has twice as many goals as the player he plays. He gets more bum lovin from Steve McClaren the more he plays owen.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 10, 2007 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Not a bad result if you consider how we played and still managed to get a draw away from home.

    BSA is a just a fkin racists, not playing martins because he wants to play owen because he is english. No manager in thier right mind plays a player who has scored for 6 games over one who has twice as many goals as the player he plays. He gets more bum lovin from Steve McClaren the more he plays owen.

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  • Espen

    Nov 10, 2007 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Why is Martins always dropped?! He’s by far the most dangerous attacker in the club! If he played like Owen he’d be off at half time… Honestly, playing Owen is like being 10 players, he’s not contributing at all.

    Barton is out of form, bring back Geremi as soon as possible, since he was dropped we have not performed at all. And I’m saying it again, Taylor is no full back! Beye is a class act, play him and Martins every week, please.

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  • Loisss

    Nov 10, 2007 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #8

    If it’s true that it was a derby away from home, and therefore a tough game, NUFC’s display was very disappointing. And I don’t take away any credit from Sunderland who gave everything they had… But really, a team which counts on Higginbotham, a championship level player, and Ian Harte, a player with the speed of a turtle (albeit very good free kick ability) in defense should be beaten confortably by a team that can count on Viduka, Owen and Martins. They don’t get the service they should have. Like many said before, Sam’s first eleven choice is very debatable. Smith tries, but he looks lost in the middle. Did block some shots, but way to many times he’s caught in the wrong position. He seemed slow at times as well (like his team in general, have to say).
    N’Zogbia in defence… Taylor should shut up and play. And Harper… Could someone tell him to hurry up a little when taking a goal kick when his team is a goal down? NUFC’s goal was lucky and the goal they conceded was not a mistake by the defence only. The whole team got caught sleeping. Final observations: Milner should not be a starter, Barton is a fool (lucky not to get a red card when he kicked a guy for no reason), and Kenwyne Jones is and will be very good. Oh yes, we didn’t miss Butt at all.
    On that note, let’s not panic. This team has more potential then the results show. A little change in tactics, Sam?

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  • Hadrian

    Nov 10, 2007 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Oba , Oba ,Oba !!! he woulda crucified sunderlands defence today , they shat bricks when he started running at them and even tho he was only on for 5 mins , evertime he got the ball outside the box you always had a feeling the lad could do something with it .
    owen is liniker part 2 , which is great if we put enough chances in the box for him to get on the end of .
    cant keep dropping a lad who scores all our goals FFS !!!
    if its oba or sam i know who i want . sod off with dropping the lad , it makes me sick .

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  • nightfall

    Nov 10, 2007 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Loisss – agree about everything…but sam is making too many mistakes (week in week out)…he’ll be gone in january…

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  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Nov 10, 2007 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #11

    we are really ugly to watch

    Milner is rubbish, im sorry, anyone who thinks the boy is top draw is dreaming. his first touch is poor, he cant beat a man, he doesnt look u when he is passing…which of course gives the ball away, he isnt a thinker nor is he elegant,,,he is not a starter.

    I do not understand for the life of me how a fit Oba Martins can not get into a side sitting in the midle of the league, lets scare teams and play owen and Martins and play to feet or over the shoulder! if anything add Viduka in a devastating axis…

    Smith, has heart, but does not have quality in midfield or attack, has not scored a league since…….um a i cant remember, but it was before 2006

    defense, i think this area is positive, all our defenders have what it takes, but they are never given respite as we have nothing going forward!

    Big Sam…. i dont know you know. in pre season i was hopeful, I turned a blind eye to all comments suggesting that BSA style of football will hurt the eye…the derby game is what really scared me,,, he went to pride park looking for a draw…should he get sacked?????????

    that is up to mr Ashley,,,either way il still be backing the toon. if i was in Mr ashley i would consider all options and Mr. Ashleys business career does not suggest that he accepts the excuses of his executives for lack of performances..

    but i think sam does not have to worry until after xmas, if the performances are in the same vain.

    lets stay touch toon army march together, dont get weary, there is still a cup wating for us…..

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  • Cathal

    Nov 10, 2007 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #12

    barton was useless and beye should have started at full back.the faster duff comes back the better. the only player in our team that can beat a player is nzogbia and he was played at full back. thought smith played well in midfield. emre was also good. were missing parker. BRING ON RIQUELME!

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  • Greg P

    Nov 10, 2007 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Its all down to the system. You can’t select 11 players and play them all out of position. Smith is not a defensive midfielder, Taylor is a quality centre half but not a full back. Zog is wasted in defence and Milner can’t play as a third striker. What is the point of having ful backs if they’re not going to play???
    It’ll be great though when Barton is fit, as he clearly wasn’t today, but he’s exactly the player we’re missing.
    I also have to agree with the calls for Oba. Owen can only play in teams that can cope with playing the majority of the game with ten men. You can’t afford that when you’re not a top 4 team though, and as we won’t be for at least a couple of seasons we need to let him go and bring in a player who will work hard (such as Gudjonson) and allow us to grow as a team rather than get frustrated.
    As Cloughie said, if God had meant football in the sky he’d have stuck the grass up there… eh Sam!?

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  • Aussie Geordie

    Nov 10, 2007 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #14

    I thought Charlie played well and even though he is not a born back he benefits from having more space to run. He has not run at a player in weeks and looked great when he got on the ball. Smith is a useless twat and adds nothing to the game. Its so annoying seeing him dive in at every tackle then abuse the shit out of the ref who is standing two feet away and clearly not retarded enough to miss his foul.

    Whats frustrating is that when we break away or counter attack we dont actually score or even get a shot off. The wingers turn and hug the touch line, get a throw and then lob it in for a header. The forwards run in then turn around looking for someone with the balls to take a shot. To many indians and no real chief.

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  • Jóhann

    Nov 10, 2007 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Lois I actually like Harper taking it easy. It´s impatient teams like you clearly want that never get the stalemate goal. I´m a great believer that if you act just as normal and play the patient game the goal will come.

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  • Leo

    Nov 10, 2007 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #16

    get arshavin and srna and a striker, in the mould of anelka maybe go for kerzakov

    bring another central midfielder who was bags of pace.

    and for the love of god stop playing 3 or 4 central midfielders in one team, fair enough if we are playing 433 but not for 442 get it sorted sam were getting a bit impacient with all these excuses and telling us we have to stop these silly mistakes

    you only say them because you hope it will take away the highlight from your poor tactical decisions.

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  • Dirk

    Nov 10, 2007 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #17

    i dun reckon we need to panic i do think sam needs a kick up the arse, if he wants to favour the english then he should favour the young and up and coming stars not the ones that are almost out of it (owen and smith) he needs to start picking players that will perform and stop making the excuse of tryin to find his best team cos even us supporters can tell him his best 11 like. as far as the match was concerned owen played well but needs to get goals now, smith is wasted in midfield and was piss, duke was as gd as ever but keeps getting too many high balls, he plays best with the ball at his feet, zog was gr8 and still our best performer this season and was brilliant to watch wiv milner on the left, carn w8 for duff to get back imagine now zog at lb and duff on the left wing the milner on the rite!!
    personally i think that this team shopuld be starting till every1 is fully fit.
    harper(gr8 performance again from him!)
    beye taylor rozehnal enrique
    milner faye emre n’zogbia
    martins smith
    viduka i would not risk as he isnt fully fit yet and smith plays brilliantly wiv martins up front. owen i would save for big matches as he performs well agaisnt larger teams, cacapa should not be startin untill he sorts out his mistakes by tryin to outdo the other defenders in trainin and move faye into dm alonjg wiv emre as an attackin midfielder as barton is not performin.

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  • Dirk

    Nov 11, 2007 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #18

    i dont think that we should blame our defence for anything aswell, if our attack pushed forward and pressured them lik they should then we would solve some of our defnesivve problems str8 away, the team needs to balance and at the moment we seem to be playin very defensively with very attacking players, milner owen smith martins emre zog

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  • Hammy

    Nov 11, 2007 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #19

    You reap what you sow……..after two disastourous managerial appointments,
    Big Sam was drafted in to sort out the mess……most fans will agree with the players he got rid of and most fans were delighted with the players he brought in at the time. This isn’t the Sun’s fantasy football league…this is real football with real people……Sam went with the line up with most Premiership experience today and after recent results I would have taken 1-1 after being 1-0 down. Sure I don’t agree with his tactics or some of the performances but I also realise that picking 11 superstars will not necessarily give you an unbeatable team.
    Although Mourinhio managed to do it, albeit Chelski ran at a trading loss of about £200 million over 3 seasons……great business…..eh…

    Sam has a tough job…….even tougher thanks to some “supporters”
    Let’s get behind the team…..and well done to the toon away fans who did a great job of drowning out the mackems.

    Oh and those that bother to boo the toon. F&*&k off and go support manure or someone like that, we don’t need you.

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 11, 2007 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #20

    good team Dirk, however i would like to make a few adjustments.

    Taylor out, he’s still to green – Faye in CB, he’s outstanding so far.

    Milner out, not good enough – Duff in, Duffy can play just as good on the right as on the left so Zog can keep the LM.

    Barton for Faye in midfield. Joey is starting to get back to he’s form, he showed flashes of brilliance today nad will only get better + he ads the steel in the center.

    Martins out, too inconsistent, would keep him for the last 20-25 minutes when he’s pace can devastate a tiring defense – Owen in, with Smith, Barton, Duff, Emre and Zog he will get the service he needs to start producing.

    oh and Harper out Given in. Soooo:

    ——–Given———
    Beye Faye Rozy Enrique

    Duff Barton Emre Zog

    —–Owen–Smith—-

    Subs: Harper, Cacapa, Geremi, Milner, Martins.

    Now that’s a wining team 😉

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  • Bill f

    Nov 11, 2007 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Only just logged on after watching higlights on beeb. Iv’e been rattling through most of the comments and most of them agree we were shocking to put it mildly. I think we could easily have got well and truly stuffed today but for some poor finishing by them. Our lads hardly won any of the stuff lobbed into our box. Harper was abysmal, totally unable to catch any centres or command his area. Sam put on a defensive team for f*cks sake this is the bl**dy mackems not Manure or Chelski.

    Leo sorry didn’t get back to you earlier, Discworld is a series of books by Terry Pratchett, they are very funny and Mort is a character in the book who lets people know when they are dead and tells them where they should go.

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  • Bill f

    Nov 11, 2007 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #22

    Wasn’t intentional but i just realised that last sentence was an opening for some comments.

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  • Hadrian

    Nov 11, 2007 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #23

    harper made some great save’s in the match bill , i wouldnt rely on highlights as an opinion tobe so critical .
    defensive team ? emre ,barton , smith, zoggy , milner , viduka , owen .
    point out the defensive one in there for me .
    when we kept the ball down it looked good , i think thats what we should all be taking away from todays game .

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  • Brisbane Mag

    Nov 11, 2007 at 2:57 AM

    Comment #24

    ToonKing, I like your team, but consider the following team as our best when/if Duff returns:

    ——–Given———

    Beye Faye Rozy Enrique

    Milner Barton Butt Zog

    —–Owen–Smith—–

    Subs: Harper, Taylor, Duff, Emre, Martins.

    Taylor offers cover at RB and CD; Duff offers cover for RW/LW; Emre in CM; Martins as cover up front….

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  • Doctapaul

    Nov 11, 2007 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #25

    I might get lambasted BUT I thought Smith was our best player today. His defensive positioning was excellent, especially early on.

    Baye looks composed and handled the impressive WynnJones quite well. The rest of the defence looked sloppy at times. I thought BSA would sort out our defensive frailties BUT alas no. We gift every team with 2-3 clear cut chances every game which is why we shall probably lose our next three games, when we play teams that have good finishers.

    The midfield still isn’t clicking. Barton will get better. Emre is weak defensively and is a luxury item away from home. Zog is the only player capable of going past players. Why oh why is he not played on the left wing. Milner is ok but hardly setting the world on fire. I hope Duff rekindles his youthful form – we’ll see?

    Up front pick any 2 from 3. Bottom line is nobody scores without decent service. Oba, MO and Viduka will all score goals with the right service. Our midfield tactics, technique and formation are delivering very poor service right now. We are creating far too few chances.

    BSA has a long long long way to go. Expect mid table at best this season.

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  • phoonck

    Nov 11, 2007 at 5:43 AM

    Comment #26

    before watching the game, i was thinking maybe this is the game that we could look to turn our abysmal form around. a win might put us back on track. its sunderland anyway. we shouldn’t be having any problem playing good and winning football with the players we have. WRONG. after the game, i was relieved and had my heart in throat countless times. i couldn’t remember how many times i’ve shook my head during the 1st half. i just felt at half time that a goal was probably coming, and it wasn’t going to be us! any of the top 4 would have been at sunderland and dictate the tempo of the game. it might be possible for the big 4 to have ‘off day’ and played badly at sunderland. but we were playing shit for the past 3matches!

    far too many ‘off days’ strung together sam! you’ve saying our defence keep making silly mistakes but i am staring to wonder.. are you the one that is making the mistakes tactically? taylor at right back when you have beye. n’zogbia at left back when you have enrique. geremi, who is the only natural right midfielder other than milner, was on the bench with milner playing on the left as a third option striker. martins, who is clearly the better performing striker at the moment, was yet again left on the bench and only came on at 83rd min?!

    owen was slow in the 2chances he had on either side of the half, the 1st where he wasn’t sure of committing himself and strike the ball 1st time and his angle was completely shut in time. the 2nd where he has shown he’d lost a yard of pace and could only get himself half a chance after pushing the ball wide on the defender’s right, only to shoot weakly at the keeper. he needs a performing midfield, and a creative one at service. but the current form of newcastle midfielders, we are going to see more poor showings from the little english man.

    barton, was showing he is getting his fitness back, but that’s only the physical side of his game. he was still very much lacking match fitness/sharpness and understanding with his mates. in this area, i felt sam was wrong to throw him straight into the team when he’s back from injury. we could’ve bring him into the team slowly. he was poor in the matches he’s played in, and really hope he could improve fast.

    smith was never a defensive midfielder or a centre midfielder. fergie played him there only as an emergency because there was a centre midfield injury crisis and he played well there because he had nistelrooy and rooney infront, giggs and ronaldo on his sides and also had a good teamwork rate around him. try putting barton at man utd’s midfield and half a season later, he might just keep scholes and carrick on the bench. putting smith in midfield with what is a poor performing newcastle players around him, and he’s gone and lost. don’t get me wrong, he is a good player, but play him at where he plays best, not out of position.

    n’zogbia is totally wasted at left back. true, he is getting more spaces to run at. but what is happening too, is leaving spaces behind him. yes, he performs well at left back though, but i’m sure enrique is just as competent. he is a natural attacker, best at left wing and/or centre midfield, c’mon sam, stop putting players at the wrong positions. play simple, play what football is.

    taylor is a good cover for right/left back when injury crisis strikes. but when you have beye fit and running, why was taylor used there? with cacapa out-of-form, its either taylor or faye in the centre. again sam, play simple. play centre backs as centre backs, play full backs as full backs. you have the option of playing 2 natural full backs, but you didn’t.

    geremi and martins were introduced very late into the game and that’s very weird. we were clearly not playing well in the 1st half, and were pressed and contained (and by sunderland?) and changes weren’t. viduka was clearly looking out of breath at the 70th min and he was made to carry on. look at ashley’s happy face when he saw martins coming on.

    what we were lacking from the big 4, was we weren’t playing as a unit. we lacked ideas in attack. we defended like amateurs. we couldn’t string 5passes to hold possession, and often lost the ball before we reached the attacking third. there were exceptions though. but we need far more consistency in the way we play, holding possession. we will be torn apart far worse when we play the top 4, based on this form and playing style. our team just lacked form – shape of a team. sam, i wished i have more patience for you. i still have, but i wished i have more. hopefully we can pick up from this match, a point earned rather than 2points lost. disappointing display, fluke equaliser and hope for the better.

    howay the lads

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 11, 2007 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #27

    i agree with you doctapaul , i cant believe Smith getting a slack for no reason . For Gods sake yesterday , Smith was our best player , He did superb marking jones , and won most of the headers after he was given the job of marking jones ( faye cld not mark jones in the first 5 minutes) .
    And agree , smith is being wasted , but this guy has the heart and yesterday he showed that for a derby , you need a heart to play more than skills.

    I thought smith signing was wasted , But now i believe (after yesterdays perfromance) the smudger saved our arse with his defensive duties .
    Although he might have had some relaxed moments , I cant believe ppl feel , taylor was better than smith
    THAT GUY SUCKED , hes not the taylor that played for us last year.
    He was easily cut in at right back
    and when he came to Cb jones made a fool of him…. TWICE.

    SMITH IS BETTER THAN CACAPA AND HE SURELY IS THE NEXT BUTT or SMITH could be played inhole behind the strikers !

    a draw with sunderland is as good as a loss, but yesterday after 55 minutes , when we started playing ‘real’ football , shows the capability of the team.

    I dont care about others , but BIG SAM is the man ! he needs time or money.
    spending 10 mn and buying 210 players is not exactly the fund we are talking about. Had he spent 50-60 mn and still was cribbing about the team , then he deserves the sack. But this guy got what 1/5 of what souness got and is 5 times better than what souness was.

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 11, 2007 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #28

    well not cacapa … Geremi

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  • Doctapaul

    Nov 11, 2007 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Big Sam is playing the narrow game, keeping it tight without wingers. Souness did the same, Dalglish did, Roeder (after a promising start) reverted to type. Keegan played with two wingers. Ferguson does. Mourinho (in his first season) did.

    Can you see a trend here? Some of these sides entertain the rest didn’t and ultimately did not better than consolidate a mid table position.

    BSA is following a well trodden path of gloom and frustration. He will get off it sooner or later. The question is, will he do it by choice or get pushed?

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #30

    There’s a lack of drive coming from midfield, no powerhouse midfielder i was hoping someone would be brave enough to do so, i only saw two ppl providing drive yesterday -taylor and n’zogbia. No one has the confidence, it’s more like “here you you have it you make the mistake” this is not what we want. Maybe this is the downside of looking at videos, ppl do not want to be looked at hindsight as a culprit. Too cautious. Change the system, get the ball down play football. During Shearer’s times we used to punt it up to him and he was able to get a foul or get the ball down to another person driving up, but the characteristic of newcastle’s midfield nowadays ever since the first day of the season is that they do not support the front 2 enough. It’s fragmented. I think Viduka should learn from Shearer get a few balls, don’t win everything so we can calm things down and really play % football. THis is the only was if we continue toplay % football. We are putting to much pressure on the defence because we continue to give possession away every time we punt it up.

    But i’d advocate a change of approach be a lot more positive get width and attack! Sigh, this is going to be a tough year. Every game is going to be frustrating.

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #31

    There’s a lack of drive coming from midfield, no powerhouse midfielder i was hoping someone would be brave enough to do so, i only saw two ppl providing drive yesterday -taylor and n’zogbia. No one has the confidence, it’s more like “here you you have it you make the mistake” this is not what we want. Maybe this is the downside of looking at videos, ppl do not want to be looked at hindsight as a culprit. Too cautious. Change the system, get the ball down play football. During Shearer’s times we used to punt it up to him and he was able to get a foul or get the ball down to another person driving up, but the characteristic of newcastle’s midfield nowadays ever since the first day of the season is that they do not support the front 2 enough. It’s fragmented. I think Viduka should learn from Shearer get a few balls, don’t win everything so we can calm things down and really play % football. THis is the only was if we continue toplay % football. We are putting to much pressure on the defence because we continue to give possession away every time we punt it up.

    But i’d advocate a change of approach be a lot more positive get width and attack! Sigh, this is going to be a tough year. Every game is going to be frustrating….

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  • Jinal

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #32

    Even though I think Milner is highly over-rated, I think today he put out a good performance (granted the goal was a fluke)

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Please, if some of the players gave a a lil bit of bother to close down and mark their man, we wouldn’t have conceded that goal yesterday. DOn’t be oblivious, just because he won a few headers doesn’t mean he was outstanding and should a cut some slack. There’ stoo much slack in the team already, no one’s taking responsibility. I would’ve thought it’s a derby don’t give the opponent an inch of space but no it’s otherwise, give them all the time and space they need!! What kind of mentality is that. Negative tactics with silly defending is a recipe for silly mistakes and disaster.

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #34

    I find milner annoying, i wish we still had solano he doesn’t have to complicate things. He’s playing well for west ham. Milner’s best game was the game against chelsea last season when he was playing against paolo ferrera who’s now gone down hill, why? because balls were punt up to him and he won every header and managed to get it down to somebody else and kept things simple and made dangerous crosses. But nowadays he can’t cross to save his life! I don’t rate him at all. A lot of ppl say he’s only 21, i’ve seen 17 year olds cross better!and with less premiership and U21 experience.

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #35

    And what’s with the 2 vs 1 andy gray was commenting all night long during corners, we just left the other person free without marking, how stupid is that. I think liverpool will trash us! 10-0

    10-0 to liverpool. I want a disaster, so they keep looking at what they’re doing wrong, and someone will be brave enough to tell what sam is doing wrong!

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  • Doctapaul

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #36

    Milner’s cross aimed at the far post was rehearsed in training. Sometimes someone gets a touch and sometimes they can roll in. If it was a fluke it was because he made it so. So well done, JM.

    What was equally impressive was the one-two played with Barton (I think) that created the space for Milner to make his fine cut in and “pass” into the goal.

    The more I reflect on what people are blogging, the more I’m starting to think that maybe Sam is not the manager I hoped he’d be. Get me right, I thought Sam would be good for Newcastle. I’m changing my mind. I say this because even if Sam was successful in getting Newcastle to play the way he wants them to play, I fear we would be all bored $hitless?

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #37

    I wont be bored, i’d be in distress all the time.

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #38

    I wont be bored, i’d be in distress all the time….

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #39

    Sooner than later we’ll be playing that ” i feel good” song everytime we score. haha cause everyone would be asleep by the time we score.

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  • wsq

    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #40

    For those of you that don’t watch bolton games, they play that song everytime they score and they have a band in the stadium haha

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