Khizanishvili Looking To Bounce Back Against Scunthorpe


Zurab Khizanishvili had a decent game at the back for Newcastle on Saturday, where he was partnered with Danny Simpson.

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Zurab Khizanishvili – solid at the back on Saturday

Danny Simpson was played in a center-back role by Chris, in the absence of both Coloccini and Taylor, probably because the Manchester United player is such a good reader of a game, and makes good timely interceptions on plays, but his height and lack of heading ability can be a liability in central defense.

Hopefully Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor will both be back on Saturday, at home to Doncaster Rovers, and by then  we have to hope we’ve put another 3 points on the board.

Zurab was disappointed at the result on Saturday – weren’t we all:

“We were all really disappointed.” “Before the game we spoke about how important this game was and the dangers that Forest have in their side.”

“We knew we needed to concentrate hard on those dangers.” “But for me and a few others after playing for the national teams, there was no freshness there.”

“That was a problem.” “In 90 minutes we didn’t really make a bad mistake.”

Zurab has been a good acquisition for the club, and he seems a steady safe defender at the back, and he did have a solid game on Saturday, and was one of the fer players awake in the first half – thank goodness.

Yet Khizanishvili believes that Newcastle must erase  their problems and mistakes before tomorrow’s trip to lowly Scunthorpe United:

“I don’t know what happened, we need to look it over as a team and see.”

“It was just one mistake but it has cost us.” “We rallied and tried to come back in the second half but it wasn’t to be.”

“It would have been a boost to get in at half-time level.” “Conceding in the last minute is always a killer, whether it’s the first or second half.”

“If we’d have got in at 0-0 we would have the second half to go at them feeling that if we concede another it would be more or less game over.”

“Now we’re looking forward to Scunthorpe and hopefully bouncing back and getting three points.”

Scunthorpe will be full of confidence because of their 3-1 home win against Sheffield United on Saturday, probably their best result of the season so far.

But tomorrow night is a time for the Newcastle to take the game by the scruff of the neck, and prove once again to themselves and the Newcastle fans, that they are for real this season.

If they can do that surely 3 points will up on the board for us before the visit of Doncaster Rovers on Saturday – and another likely 3 points to boot.



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33 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Oct 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    cooldj bounces back too 🙂

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  • G

    Oct 19, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #2

    I suppose he didn’t do bad, but to be honest, only Jose and Harper had a consistently good game at Forest. The whole team was pretty poor, and couldn’t seem to string any passes together. It has been said on previous threads, but I will say it again anyway, but we need width and pace.

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  • Mags

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Quite frankly, I thought he had an absolute stinker.

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  • Mags

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #4

    G – agree about with width and general lack of pace in the team.

    Davies made sure his wide players kept our fullbacks in their own half, which is usually where our width comes from.

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  • punk skunk...

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s just hope we wear the ‘lucky’ away kit!..

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Chronicle reporting that Hughton has been offered the managers job full time, how depressing is that then?
    Shite Board, Shite team and now a Shite manager!

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  • punk skunk...

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Still got a ‘lucky’ away kit tho’!..
    🙂

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  • Mikey25

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s not good news! So Ma staying then? Hughton’ll need a lot of financial backing, the scouting team needs to get back in action to get us some more kids and we need another few loans coming in! Suppose we’ll all just have to support him and fingers crossed he does a good enough job to put us back where we belong!

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  • Chitty Chitty Baheng Baheng

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #9

    What’s the point in signing kids?

    We don’t really play them, despite the fact that they would provide exactly what’s missing in the rest of the first team squad, so they aren’t going to develop in the first team.

    We don’t have a good coaching setup so that when they are put into action they can actually be useful and try and prove themselves worthy of greater involvement in the first team.

    All of Ashley’s ideas revolved around getting players in early so that they’d be cheap but of the right quality to move the team forward. The one solitary thing that should have been good is also complete and utter garbage unless winning the academy league counts as true success.

    But it’s not like it’s going to cost any money to put in a structure that would strengthen the long term prospects of the club for whoever’s going to own it. Managers like Curbishley, Ketsbaia and now Fatih Terim are currently ot of work and I can bet there’s a few decent coaches lingering around too in the same situation.

    Instead the farce continues unabated.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Thats it for me now, i have been hanging on for the sale to happen, instead we have been returned in the blink of an eye to the McGarry days of mind numbing mediocrity and they will not get one more penny piece from me.
    No tickets, strips, nothing, bog all, i refuse to watch or listen to any games although i will watch for the results, i have supported this club for 40 odd years and this is the lowest i have ever felt.
    If Scunthorpe turn us over, it will cap the worst week in a long time for me and after recent non performances, from our players and so called management, its a strong possibility.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Thats it for me now, i have been hanging on for the sale to happen, instead we have been returned in the blink of an eye to the McGarry days of mind numbing mediocrity and they will not get one more penny piece from me.
    No tickets, strips, nothing, bog all, i refuse to watch or listen to any games although i will watch for the results, i have supported this club for 40 odd years and this is the lowest i have ever felt.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Well I see Ashley is taking the easy option and looking to install CH as perm manager….what does everyone think?

    I think it is a sure sign no takeover is happening and never was…..I think a boycott of matches is the only way forward to get rid of the fat blister on the clubs back.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashley will only employ yes men…he has that in CH who is a grateful yes man…three bags full Mike,How high shall I jump.

    The last 3 games under Houghton have been a disgrace….not management material-decent lad-not a manager though.

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  • Wigaz

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Sorry Ed but he was shite. Think the fact that CH plays a RB at CB when anything happens to Taylor or Colo shows how tacticlly inept he really is. Jonas should have been on from the start of the 2nd half, Guthrie is not a winger, Loven is not a winger, Simpson is not a CB. If the rumours are true that CH is to become Permanent gaffer then I worry about our promotion chances. Agree with above comments if MA does stick around and does not want to give Shearer the Job then surely Curbs is the next best thing. Not to mention he has experience of getting teams promoted and keeping em up and has a eye for a player and not afraid to take a gamble on them (Bent).

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #15

    ASHLEY OOT AND OWL HEED COOT !!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Wigaz Curbs aint a yes man so he need not apply..he had a difficult owner at charlton and told him to get stuffed.

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #17

    it seems Ashley is about to start the downward spiral again, next year what will the club be worth. what a fat ponce Ashley rat turd is.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #18

    This is the clearest indication yet that Mike is staying-if a deal was imminent for the sale no way would he make a temp manager perm.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Agree Dave the saga continues…very sad.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Cooldj do you want to bounce up and down on my social networking sword?

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  • woodsee

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Im as sick as shite,constant bullshit day in day out.80 million now he says yet just a couple of weeks ago the fat controller said that the 100 million asking price had been met by 2 parties.
    Sunderland score a flukey goal on Saturday,while our big red faced beach ball continues to ruin our club

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Hughtons been offered the Newcastle job

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  • MacToon

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Just heard the CH interview where he says he’s thinking he’d like the job full time… what a mug fgs, has he learnt nowt in the time he’s been here, can’t buy his own players can’t sell who he wants and the team are still shyte in a bad league!

    He’ll be gone easily by the summer if he takes the managers job but if he stays as a coach he could be here a lot longer IMO.

    This is going from bad to bad to even worse, what the hell can we do to get shot of this useless git of an owner!

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  • nufc2009

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #24

    i just heard hughton got offered the job. i feel sorry for shearer

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  • nufc2009

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #25

    from sir bobby robson down to chris hughton

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #26

    If CH had an ounce of self respect he would of walked a long time ago – no he is happy to take the money whilst having no say in the day to day running of the club – he hasnt even been able to get lardarse to fund some loan players.

    The only way to sweat the darklord from SJP is for a few empty matches – actions speaks louder than words and the ‘support the club’ crowd have to believe that it is Ashleys club and him that they are supporting. Remember KKs speech after selling Andy Cole – he had the bottle to face the crowd (unlike FATASH) and explained that aometimes you need to take a step back to go forward – that step back is to abstain from SJP unitl AShleys gone!

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  • hitman

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #27

    ashleys using CH to get moat to pull his finger oot and bid for the club.

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  • nufc2009

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #28

    does this mean he is keeping the club

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #29

    well the record for the shortest serving manager (Norman smith) is 9 months i can see Hughton breaking that by a mile October 1961-June 1962

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  • nufc2009

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #30

    id lov e to kill ashley

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  • toonsy

    Oct 19, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Ive been a lifelong fan, but if Hughton has got the job then thats it for me and going through the turnstiles at SJP. Through all this i have always said a boycott is not the way forward….. it seems i was wrong! Fatboy wont get another penny from me until he is dead! Even then the only penny i will spend is pissing on his grave! He has systematically destroyed what could have been one of the most investable and profitable opportunities in English football, mugged the fans off with disrespect, fcuked over an array of local icons and now ive had it.

    I will still go to away games of course as the fat cnut wont get a penny out of it.

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  • G

    Oct 20, 2009 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #32

    @ post 4. I was trying to be diplomatic, he is crap frankly, I said the other day that I hadnt seen enough of him, and the jury was still out and some spraff rag had a bite at me for saying it like it is, but here we are, he has no physical prescence, cant read a game to save his life, gets bullied off the ball too easily and frankly shouldnt be wearing our shirt! Send him back to fat sam.

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  • G

    Oct 20, 2009 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Oh yeah, it was Kevin Nichol. Maggots up yer ar*e son, you know nowt!

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