Coloccini – We’ll Try To Do Better Against Sunderland

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.

Oh no – Kevin Doyle scores Wolves equalizer yesterday

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.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 26, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Pardew, the basic golden rule for a manager is to never use subs during set-pieces. That’s BASIC.

    And about tactical mistakes, well.. its just one of the many games his tactical mistakes cost us points.Even at the 20th minute, when we were 2-0 up, only the scoreboard at the top left hand corner of my screen that was fantastic to watch.

    The football on display was atrocious. Wolves without players like Bassong and Fletcher and having Barcelona-esque possession of over 60% almost the entire game in our homeground.

    Since Cabaye came to us, he looks nowhere the player he used to be. Doesn’t get forward, 1 good game and disappears the next 5, and no through balls whatsoever which apparently he is well known for. what’s going on with him?

  • Niff in the USA

    Feb 26, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #2

    The subs Pards used weren’t involved in the set piece, It was poor defending. I’m sorry but I’d rather have Perch over Williamson lately. He’s about as useful as a turd -_-

  • shearermania

    Feb 26, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #3

    cant blame the subs and timing for their second goal….willo had a clear header and he choose to head it straight at doyle……both goals were individual mistakes…..willo has become a liablility

    the whole defense suffers from his lack of confidense….hes a bit like bramble but without the raping…

  • shearermania

    Feb 26, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #4

    okay heres my 2 cents on hba…..
    yes hes frustrating as hell sometimes but you got to admit things happens when hes on the ball…..consider he was poor yesterday he still almost scored twice…..he has to play….
    no two ways about it…the boy needs to play

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Feb 26, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #5

    i think PARDEw should give ben ARFA a chance in the starting 11 he did lost the baLL too many times but he also created chances in the small time and i think RAYLOR should play on left back and SANTON on right back cause simpson IS SHITE he cant defend he cant cross the balL

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 26, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    Comment #6

    I agree with playing HBA. He looks the most dangerous player and the only player who looked like scoring the whole 2nd half. He makes things happen all by himself. He needs to play consistently. Our entire midfield is set up too defensive and our forwards are lost in an island of their own.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 26, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Though willo is playing crap we have no choice but to play him as i don’t want to see Perch there. We are getting punished for not bringing a centre-back atleast on loan in January. If Willo’s form continues we can be sliding down the table fairly quickly unless we score more than we concede.

  • Niff in the USA

    Feb 26, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m sorry but you can’t say Perch is shit when you compare him to Williamson lately. Perch is on fire right now whenever he plays. Seriously no one can say shit on him this season.

  • Jonny

    Feb 26, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #9

    I dont understand how hba doesnt get a run of games, surely the rustiness and losing the ball is down to not yet being used to the prem, and the only way we will find out is if the lad gets games. Then if he still looks out of his depth then least we will know

  • kev

    Feb 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #10

    HBA was a liability, he seemed to forget his position and kept drifting into the middle, he made us look lopsided. Although gifted, he cannot be carried. As for Williamson, a bad day at the office, lack of basic ball control throughout the game also cost us possession, but would still keep him for the Makems, he’s a shade better than Perchie at CB IMO.

  • GeordieDan

    Feb 26, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Colo:”We”ll try to do better against Sunderland”


  • GeordieDan

    Feb 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Willo and Guthrie should have been wearing Wolves shirts yesterday.

    Quite literally every time they touched the ball it went straight back to Wolves.

    Willo had a shocker, again. Guthrie on 5 seperate occassions when it was 2-2 just gave the ball away or put it out of play when we were in promising counter-attacks positions.

    Benny at least tried to make something happen but he did himself few favours again. Pardew certainly won’t be starting him against the Scum next week.

    I love Benny and you can see he tries so hard but it just won’t happen for him. Its a shame but he is still too much of a liability and we can;t have that next week.

    Maybe we can bring him on when we’re 5-0 up again. 😀

  • Irie-Magpie

    Feb 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s like the pipe piper on here, “Benny gives the ball so he’s trying too hard “Are you guys for real BENNY worked his stock off when he came on AP told him to make it happen to do his magic and you know what he did bar scoring, you all need to get a grip. When Benny came on he was trying to change the game but our other players weren’t on the same wavelength hence he looked average.

  • euanpolo

    Feb 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Do, or do not. There is no try.


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