Horror Show By Newcastle At Bolton

The game at the Reebo9k yesterday was a horror show by the Newcastle side, and maybe the players should apologize to the Newcastle fans – at least the loyal ones that made the trip to Bolton.

Chris Hughton – must fix the train wreck that was Newcastle yesterday

Newcastle conceded five goals and they gave Bolton four of those goals through sloppy defending, and we think the last goal – a penalty awarded against Enrique was given to Bolton by referee Howard Webb, since it didn’t seem a foul on Kevin Davies, in the TV replays.

When you remember what we did against Blackburn, when Newcastle gave them two sloppy goals – then in two games of the last three – we conceded 7 goals and 6 of them were very poor goals from the Newcastle point of view.  Our defensive play has simply not been good enough lately.

Chris Hughton has come out today and said he didn’t think it was a 5-1 game, and he could be right, because we again gifted Bolton 4 goals and you just cannot do that at this level of play.

And while Coloccini and Williamson have played well at the back all season, they have looked soft lately against big physical players and the fourth goal yesterday by Elmander was an embarrassment for the Argentine International Coloccini.

And it was not unlike the goal Blackburn’s Jason Robert scored 11 days ago, the only difference yesterday was that Colo didn’t even challenge for the ball, whereas Williamson did but bounced off Roberts.

But in both cases a long high ball down the middle was too much for the Newcastle defense to handle,  and that will soon become common knowledge to other PL sides.

It was just a horror show – a bad day at the office – a day when the lads were off color – a day when nobody played well – we were literally embarrassingly hopeless in our defensive work.

We’ve seen a good Newcastle, a great Newcastle, a mediocre Newcastle and a poor Newcastle this season already.

Yesterday it was an embarrassing Newcastle, and it was just not good enough.

The good news is that it’s  just one game, one that the players have to learn from, and at least it wasn’t against Sunderland, and we suppose that every team are allowed one terrible show each season.

Aren’t they?

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • geordie_india

    Nov 21, 2010 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    These lads gave us memorable victories against Shiteland,Aston Villa and Arsenal. And they have shown that they can bounce back! I am really sure they will come back strongly.
    Howay The Lads

  • Bucks mag

    Nov 21, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah agreed, a really bad performance but we’ll bounce back from it. Some changes in the team should hopefully refresh us.

    I’d like to see Campbell and S Taylor in defence personally – I think he could learn a lot from having an experienced CB beside him and improve greatly.

  • Sav

    Nov 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Well it’ll be Campbell in for Colo for at least the next 3. If Williamson is as stupid as that again, he’ll be losing out to Taylor, too.
    Shows what a difference Tiote makes, and at least he be back next time out.

  • USGeordie

    Nov 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m pretty dissapointed in the whole team. but I think there are a few that could have played a lot better. Smith was non-existent to me as well as Guti. Guti looked really slow and just not in the game at all. Really missed Barton and Tiote in the side as they would have given us a lot more in the midfield. Nolan was fired up in the beginning but after the hand ball he drifted off as well. All in all a sad showing from the side. But CH will get them back around and we’ll bounce back well. I have faith.


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