Newcastle Now Need A Win At West Ham – And That’s Possible

Newcastle did get two late goals on Saturday to secure an unlikely point, but Chris Hughton will be asking how come Newcastle found  themselves two goals down after just 23 minutes at home.

Chris Hughton – shown on Saturday – defense was frail

It was simply another poor St James’ Park performance, from the side which saw the defense again concede two sloppy goals, as we did against Stoke City in our last home game.

The only difference on Saturday was that the sloppy goals came in the first half  as gifts to former winger Charles N’Zogbia, and against Stoke we managed to concede two goals in the last 32 minutes,  after being 1-0 ahead.

So we have only 4 points from our 4 home league games so far, and that’s just not good enough if we are to survive this season, it’s as simple as that.

The poor defending will be something that Hughton and the players will work on this week in training, and try to put right what the lads are doing wrong, otherwise we’ll not be able to get the 3 points we need at West Ham on Saturday.

This is what Chris said today:

“There are concerns that we conceded two very poor goals and we allowed too much possession,”

“They regained possession very well and passed it very well.” “They did those two things better than we did in the first half.”

“We are realistic enough to know we will have had to pick up a good percentage of points against this group of teams who we can expect to be around us.”

With Newcastle’s up and down form this season and the fact the lads seem to play a lot better away from home, we have to think we can get the win at West Ham, who are rock bottom of the league right now, behind Liverpool on goal difference.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Oleg G

    Oct 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Crazy Idea.

    Lets buy Roony!!!!! 🙂

    I hate players from Man U (don’t know why, just hate them) and he is not cheap. But maybe we should go for it? he is a good player.

    I know I know, it’s just crazy talk.
    or maybe not?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 18, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    @ Oleg G // Oct 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM (1)

    What and end up back in the Owen situation again, NO Thanks!

  • G

    Oct 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think we could, or would sign Rooney, and lets face it, he isn’t going to move anywhere where there isn’t a decent knocking-shop is he?

  • Gash

    Oct 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Thats 2 of us
    I thought the same thing….
    Rooney’s contract is up at the end of the year and therefore we could get him on a free with only his wages to pay
    And…. he nearly signed for us before when FFS was in charge (in charge said tongue in cheek)
    And would that not please Sir Alex eh eh eh
    Id just love it if we got him just love it…lol

  • roy cropper

    Oct 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #5

    @ 3 – you obviously dont live in the toon.

  • shamadz72

    Oct 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Everything is possible of Nolan & Perch is keep on the bench, rightfully where they belong.

  • G

    Oct 18, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    @ Post 5, Ha ha, yes I do, and always have… the keyword here is ‘decent’ lol.

  • BeeGuy

    Oct 18, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Sign Rooney? Well, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Capt. Tugboat has 3 markers to Wayno’s 1 – and we are not happy with that. So how would you all feel bringing in someone less capable of scoring goals? Plus, those big wages would preclude signing other promising youngsters.


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