Gutierrez – We Need To Analyse Mistakes Then Cut Them Out

Newcastle gave a very good account of themselves at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, in front of a watching world-wide TV audience, but unfortunately we got absolutely nothing out of the game.

Gutierrez and Tiote tackle Walcott on Monday night

Liverpool won 3-0 last night,  against an under-strength Everton side, who were saving some of their top players for the FA Cup quarter final game at Goodison Park against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

And Newcastle are now just 2 points ahead of 7th placed Liverpool, but with a much worse goal difference.

In fact Newcastle’s goal difference of -1 is the worst of all the top eight sides in the Premier League at the moment, and we could do with some big wins to improve it over the last 10 games of the season.

But there were a lot of positives to take out of the display by our lads on Monday night and if we can play with the same intensity against Norwich City on Sunday, we could get the win we so desperately need.

This is what Jonas said about the game on Monday night:

“It is hard to get nothing when you play as hard as we did against Arsenal,” “But this is football – you never know what is going to happen. That is why it is the best sport in the world.”

“You never know what is going to happen, if you saw Arsenal’s last game against AC Milan when they won 3-0,  you would think they would have had an easy night against us. But they didn’t.”

“We played well, we defended well but we have to play better with the ball next time. We need to analyse the mistakes that we made, the defensive mistakes and make sure we never make those mistakes again.”

Cheick Tiote and Danny Simpson are still doubts for Sunday, as they suffered with exhaustion and cramp respectively,  in the closing stages of the game.

But both will probably make it,  and we expect Alan Pardew to play a strong side in an attacking 4-4-2 formation, as we go after our first win in fives games.

A win on Sunday and things will start to look just a little bit brighter for Newcastle fans.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Best9

    Mar 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #1


  • Oleg G

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #2

    “We need to analyse the mistakes that we made, the defensive mistakes and make sure we never make those mistakes again.”

    Just read the blog, you will see all your mistakes in seconds. We are talking about it here all the time.

  • ashwin say's

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #3

    if that is good acount of ourselves then i hate to say that we should be in dropzone…fighting for survival

  • will190780

    Mar 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Stop moaning Ashwin. We did well against a classy in-form Arsenal side. If Simpson hadn’t of pushed forward in the death we would have come home with a very respectable (and slightly fortuitous) point.

    If we perform like that against Norwich we will win. I predict 3-1.

  • chuck

    Mar 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #5

    We need to analyse our mistakes….
    Thats easy get a manager with a tactical understanding of the game.

  • Ian Magpie

    Mar 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Still don’t know how “we gave a good account of ourselves” when we invited Arsenal on to us and they swarmed all over us for most of the second half! Very risky policy to let a team like that come onto us and its not for the first time this season!!! All a result of defensive limitations and the rest of the team having to drop back in order to help out the defence!

  • Ian Magpie

    Mar 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Very lucky we didn’t get humped!

  • nico

    Mar 14, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #8

    @ Ian Magpie. If you attack a team like Arsenal you will get hammered. Look at Spurs game. I thought we did okay. We needed to keep the ball better, but there’s not much Pardew can do about that. Simpson was very naive taking that throw in the attacking third, he should have dropped the ball and jogged back to the half way line. Hopefully he’ll learn from that, either that or sell him.

  • Ollieh51

    Mar 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #9

    For those that care, this picture is absolutely NOT from Monday night as it is not only last season’s kit is at St James’ park too!

  • Irie-Magpie

    Mar 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Snap Ollieh51, i was just about to point that out, Ed, what are you playing at? ha ha

  • Ian Magpie

    Mar 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #11

    @nico…………. We were far too deep and we needed to keep the ball and stiffle them a bit further up the field. The games not just about attacking but to be so deep for long periods is a really risky way to play at one of the top teams in Europe!

  • will190780

    Mar 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Do you not just think our team was just individually outclassed? None of our players could hold onto the ball or find more than a few passes before being pressured off the ball (hence banging it upfield).

    Only Collocini, Tiote and perhaps Arfa looked halfway comfortable everybody else just looked like they didn’t want or didn’t have a hope of holding on to the ball. I’m not embarrassed though Arsenal are class and I’m pleased we didn’t get spanked.

  • AndyMac

    Mar 14, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #13

    “None of our players could hold onto the ball or find more than a few passes before being pressured off the ball (hence banging it upfield)”

    One very quick question.

    Is this team of eleven


    better or worse on paper than this lot ?

    B Arfa

  • AndyMac

    Mar 14, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #14

    PS Monk and Moore were copied and pasted but were only subs so forget them in the overall scheme of things 🙂

  • will190780

    Mar 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Were we not playing against Arsenal? Those internet feeds are so blurry I withdraw my point.

  • Lynxie

    Mar 15, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #16

    nico: totally agree with your point re Simmo. Why, if we were trying to stifle the game and run the clock down, was he running upfield like a headless chicken? Its not the first time, and probably wont be the last time his lack of positional discipline has cost us a goal, he is a numptie, get rid.
    Also, Andy Mac; Agree with you also. Why is it that teams like Wigan, Norwich and swansea are playing football on the grass, and we are becoming a poor mans wimbledon? well its simple. A number of our players are not comfortable on the ball, and one or two are positively terrified of it (Williamson scares me to death). Obertan and Simmo need two and three touches, and lets not even go there with Shola’s first touch.
    Surely the coaching staff can get more ball work introduced in training all week, I mean, what exactly do they do at training? They regularly look knackered in the second half, so its obviously not stamina work……
    the mistakes we make are laughable, so its obviously not tactical awareness.
    Its a mystery to me.


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