We feel like most Newcastle fans today – as sick as a chip.
Joe Kinnear – why are we hanging on in second half at home?
If only we could have hung on yesterday for a couple minutes more, it wouldn’t have been pretty at all, but we would have got the 3 points, which in the game yesterday was more important than how we played.
But when you add the toothless display in the second half to giving up two goals to a team who had only scored 3 goals in their last 7 away games, it just about tells you the ineptitude of the display in the last 45 minutes yesterday afternoon. 🙁
If Kevin Keegan had been manager, his instructions at half time would have been – let’s attack them even more – and that’s how we got good wins like the 4-1 win away at Tottenham last season.
We’re just not good enough to close games down, and we’ve shown that in the 2-2 draws we’ve had at home against Man City, Wigan and yesterday, when we conceded equalizers in the last 5 minutes of each of these games, and that’s 6 home points down the drain. Hanging on – give me a break.
The only game the lads did us proud was the Man City game where they kind of run out of steam after being 1-0 down after 9 minutes and reduced to 10 men.
But Joe has his tactics all wrong in the second half of our games at home, and it looks like we didn’t learn from our WBA game when we again give the initiative over to the opposition in the second half, after going 2-0 up in the first half.
We should attack for 90 minutes at home, otherwise we’ll continue to let points slip, and deserve to be in the relegation zone.
It’s that simple.
Read Ed’s report of the Newcastle Stoke game on his News Of The World Column and leave a comment.
Better days ahead at Newcastle? we sure hope so!