The Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini spoke on the Newcastle web-site after yesterday’s game, and the Argentine thought it was two points lost, after the lads had looked good in that first half.
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But Newcatsle this season can be like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and they seem to be able to change their stripes at half time, so to speak.
Yesterday was too much like the disastrous Fulham game, when the lads were outplayed in the second half after almost completely dominating the game in that first half.
This is what the Newcastle captain had to say after the game:
“I think think it was a disappointing point, because we were winning 2-0 and then two lapses of concentration have cost us an expensive two points.”
“We played really well in the first half and in the second half we tried our best, but maybe we were a little bit tired, I don’t know. They had good chances, they kept the ball and we couldn’t do enough to score.”
“It is hard to say what changed in the second half, but I felt on the pitch that were was something different. They started to move the ball and we didn’t press them well, and that’s the disappointing thing.”
“We have done well throughout the season but now we’ve conceded five against Tottenham and two now, so we have to learn from the mistakes and try to take what has happened on board for the next game.”
“Of course we’looking forward to Sudnerland,” “The fans, the players, all of the city are excited for it.” “We have to try our best to beat them and to give a present to the fans.”
We thought the Newcastle fans were due a present yesterday after the last display in London, and at half time we thought Newcastle had even given us one.
But we were wrong – again – and the worrying thing to us is that if Newcastle cannot stop teams from scoring goals, we could be in for a rude awakening in the final 12 games of the season.
It was a worse result than the Spurs result – at least in terms of points.
That’s because we didn’t really expect to get any points from White Hart Lane, although we also didn’t expect to be creamed.
But yesterday you have to think we can win the game against a side who are perennially struggling against relegation, and have just fired their manager after going down 5-1 at home to West Brom.
It was definitely two points lost yesterday, and we have to improve for next Sunday if we are to get a win against Sunderland.
And we’ll not even mention the possibility of being beaten for the first time in many a season by Sunderland – that just wouldn’t be appropriate.