Nacho Gonzalez – We Were Better In Second Half


Ignacio “Nacho” Gonzalez came on as a second half substitute on Saturday, but for the second time in a row Newcastle ended up being defeated.

Ignacio “Nacho” Gonzalez – we played better in second half

But Nacho has come out today with some much needed optimism, and insists it won’t be long before his new team gets back to its winning ways.

Gonzalez was signed on a season-long loan from Valencia, on the last day of the transfer window, and came on late in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park, but has looked more than a decent player in his two appearances so far for the Tyneside club.

The midfielder, 26, had made his debut in the terrible home loss to Hull, and is still trying to get match fit.

Gonzalez said today:

“It’s disappointing for us. Everything that went wrong in the first half cost us so dearly, but in the second half we played much better.”

“The team showed some spirit in the second half, and we had some chances which could have altered the game.”

“If we can play like that for the full 90 minutes, we have a great chance of winning some matches.”

Once Michael Owen scored his great goal on Saturday, Newcastle came to life and started to play with mission, skill and enthusiasm, and a second goal then would have turned the game.

But they had no luck at all, but it showed Newcastle fans the lads can play much better than they’ve been doing these last two games.

It’s good to hear some optimism from somebody in the team, and even better when it’s one of the new boys.

We still live in hope – for the club and the team.



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38 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Mmmm, that’s ok then!

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  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    nacho nacho man, i want to be a nacho man. woooooooooooooooohhhhhooooooooo!!!!

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  • lesh

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    And doesn’t he look like Luque?

    Hope that’s the only likeness!!!

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  • Carlos V

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Nevermind what he thinks, he wont get played by Houghton, so to me, it’s as if the binman thinks we played better in second half…

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  • Tom

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Houghtons team selections are nothing short of abysmal.

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  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #6

    lesh – not really. also who thinks danquah should play wednesday if martins isnot fit. he quick, strong and has an awesome shot on him

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  • keeganpleasecomeback

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #7

    the problem is we dont have any pace in the middle of the midfield so we cant play the ball through the middle as there arent any midfielders to make any runs – cacapa, butt they are too slow so they pass the ball wide and then they cross it and thats way too easy for defenders….every time we get hurt both hull and west ham showed it its through the middle we need some flair and some pace in the middle…we are too predictable…and by the way we are rubbish

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  • Nathan

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #8

    PLAY HIM INSTEAD OF GEREMI OR BUTT

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  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #9

    the nigerian thing is on ssn now so it must be true!!! we’ll turn into spurs. tonnes of black people roaming the streets scaring the shit out of players

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  • Luke

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    nacho man:

    what the f**k is that supposed to mean?

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  • davef1973

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Get a life Nacho Man you bigot

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  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #12

    a few of the spurs players dont like walking around the place because they said there we loads of black people lurking about. rebrov got mugged a few years ago i think

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  • Luke

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Ah I see… how bizarre.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Lol,
    & no one ever got mugged by white shyte ever?

    Not having a go nacho, just commenting on what rebrov said.
    East euros can be well scared of black people, weirdos.

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  • JonnyToon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Agree with Keegan, we’ve all been sayin for ages we needed a playmaker and this guy was brought in so is he not good enough now ?? If not WHY GET HIM, another brilliant decision by Wise & Ashley. Butt & Cacapa in mid is ridiculously defensive.

    We need 1 defensive mid and 1 attacking, it really shouldnt be very complicated to houghton. Put Butt in there with Zog running at defenses, spiderman can go in there when he comes back to….just anyone a bit skillful who can run at defenses is all we need. And we haev the players to do it they just aint being used, think N’zogbias been played out of position ever since he joined us no wonder the lads got a temperament problem.

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  • keeganpleasecomeback

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    everyone should be allowed to mug rebrow or at least punch him hard in the face…it should be everyone’s right no matter of skin colour.
    Like it should be every nufc fan right to choose whatever items they want or desire from Sports direct shops….just to get even things out a bit and maybe also urinate in the corner of the shop

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  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17

    agreed

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Earth to Hughton: Nacho needs a chance!

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  • clinta

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #20

    hey guys i’ve got an idea, let’s get a few bed sheets and lads together and have a proper protest

    HUGHTON OUT and TAYLOR while were at it, lol!

    I can’t believe all the experts on here critiscising Hughton, his not experienced, not a manager and is just trying to do his best in a job no one else at the minute wants.

    and by the way, alot of why a team gets selected has to do with what actually happens during the week in training, how they perform are they fit etc.. thing none f you (or me) no anything about!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Lol.

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  • Macas

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Actually the Chronicle says Nacho has been carrying a hamstring injury since he arrived, so that’s probably the reason why he didnt start the game. Since everyone seems to be slagging off Hughton, who has the bare bones of a squad to pick from.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Maybe we could wear bed sheets like manc fans & attract wealthy arabs?

    Have they seen themselves?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Whet hey,
    i’ve just won another pair of free tits on this site, thats 3 pairs now, they’re gonna look great under ma bed sheet. Lol.

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  • nufc toon malaysia

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #25

    once west ham scored the second goal i straight away switch off the tv..disgrace..what happened to newcastle united leadership,teamwork,team spirit n morale…???

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  • Spyro

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Nacho Man

    you talk sh**

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Or alternatively,
    lets create our very own coach zwinky?

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Lets get Sven !!! he can save us

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Houlier. Houlier is the manager to win us something. He didn’t get a proper chance at Liverpool as he had to work along side paul o’grady.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #30

    LMFAO @ COMMENT 9.
    hahahahahahahaha.

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  • happy toon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #31

    too bad we can’t say the same about nacho man over here…we weren’t better second half…this guy needs to stay off the drugs.

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  • Marty

    Sep 22, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Taylor was useless on saturday,he aint worth his contract if ya ask me.
    All those that were here saying we should keep him cause he was a local gotta look at the bigger picture.we don`t need average players on ig money just cause they are local.

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  • Marty

    Sep 22, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Born Again Geordie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Stay off the drugs.
    SVEN?????????
    Are you joking,he will just cost us a fortune and he cannot win anything.Please people get a brain.
    He has managed to use loads of money at clubs and go nowhere.
    TACTICALLY USELESS,didn`t we see that when he was England boss.

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  • MichaelOWaN

    Sep 23, 2008 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #34

    I still cant say whether he is a good buy or not because he hasnt been given a lot of opportunity to play. But I just want to say that it was interesting to see him looking like he was reluctant to go to our fan’s side after the game at the weekend until Chris asked him to.

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  • howaytheladsII

    Sep 23, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #35

    i hope he can play more

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  • lesh

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Nacho Man // Sep 22, 2008 at 14:22

    But the WHL are does have a large immigrant community and I wonder if the crime rate is any higher than other predominantly white and poor areas of London?

    Plus, you’ve got to remember where Rebrov’s from as eastern europeans are renowned for their racist attitude.

    So Nacho Man, a little humility and understanding of the realities might be useful before issuing potentially racist statements.

    C’mon Oba, Geremi, Beye, Bassong, Nzogbia and all the rest of the lads… we’re with you all the way!

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  • lesh

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Re my post 36, wasn’t it Berbatov who commented, not Rebrov?

    Berbatov’s from the Balkans and we all know how racially tolerant many Croatians are don’t we?

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  • felipe

    Sep 24, 2008 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #38

    Nacho looking like he just woke up

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