We suppose Sam tried to put so e good news out after the terrible game against Derby County yesterday in which we struggled mightily against the team way at the bottom of the league.
Sam Allardyce – disappointed at result yesterday
Allardyce said after the game:
“There’s no injury to David. It was a tactical change. I thought we needed a bit more aerial power to cope with Steven Howard and his threat. It was their first point of attack.”
“The defensive problem has cropped up again – but we’ve got more options available in defense.â€
“We’ve been running on only one center-half but now we’ve got Steven Taylor, Claudio Cacapa and Abdoulaye Faye back and that gives us more options to tidy up that area.”
Sam was pleased no doubt that Mark Vidukaâ€™s second class goal of the game in the 87th minute saved Newcastle yesterday from an embarrassing defeat. The game and the performance certainly disappointed the fans. But it was the manner in which Newcastle played yesterday that no doubt has lost Sam quite some support amongst the Newcastle faithful. In short, it was a terrible performance from the lads and nothing to do with any lack of effort.
“We are very disappointed, “”But we are on a run because we are undefeated. We should have beaten Derby and it’s our own fault all together that we didn’t.”
“We know we should have won this game but we haven’t lost it and now we have to go forward with our undefeated run.”
Well, we’d never thought of that one in our demise after the game yesterday. We are still on an unbeaten run although draws at home against bottom of the league teams is not what we really expect.
But a win and an attacking performance against Wigan on Boxing Day is what we need from Sam and the lads. Yesterday’s game is one all fans will want to forget fairly quickly, apart from Viduka’s two excellent strikes. Good on you Mark.
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