Dutch Midfielder In Good Spirits After Stunning Strike Last Night

Vurnon Anita was delighted with his goal last night, that brought Newcastle back to 2-1 after going down to two poor goals conceded early in the game, and with another goal from Shola Ameobi, we were able to come out of Belgium with a valuable point.

Vurnon Anita being congratulated by Bigi after stunning goal

Vurnon showed all his technique and skill as he hit the dropping ball on the volley and he couldn’t have placed  it more accurately,  as it went flying into the goal, giving the Brugge goalkeeper no chance at all.

The 23-year-old has now played the last two full games for Newcastle, and there are definite signs that Anita is settling in at Newcastle, and he was our Man of the Match last night with 38% of the vote so far.

Vurnon talked about his first goal for Newcastle:

“I hit the ball very well – it came in the air, and I just hit it.” “I felt that I hit the ball very well. I hit it, and watched it go in. It was my first goal for Newcastle, so I’m happy with that.”

“It went in, and the second goal from Shola was also a great goal.” “It’s important that we did it as a team. We go home with one point.” “We’re not there yet, so we must keep on working, and see what happens in the next game.”

“We were 2-0 down, and that’s not good.” “We made two mistakes, and they scored two goals.” “But we came back with two goals, and that’s a compliment for the team.” “We worked hard and go home with a point.”

“The goal and the result was for the fans who travelled so far.”  “A win against Maritimo, and we’re through.”

Anita has now played 11 times for the Newcastle first team with one goal this season, and he is likely to keep his place at right back against West Ham on Sunday afternoon at St. James” Park, , which is a game we have to win to start climbing that league table.

And we’ll have to start winning more games – in our 17 games so far this season in all competitions, we have 7 draws.

We need to start turning those draws into wins,  if we are climb the league table – and hopefully we can start that on Sunday against the Hammers.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Anita is a super little technical player, should now be given a run in the side at full back or in a CM three, he will struggle in the PL if all he can do is watch the ball constantly sail over his head. Its the tactics we play that dont suit the lad, once we have a team that can play out from the back, he will be gravy.

  • jonobbad

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    If he learns how to pass a ball I’ll be happy.

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Anita’s developing a good offensive mindset when asked to move forward. At Ajax I saw him put a few excellent long balls into the box, similar to Tiote’s pass to Ba, against Norwich, I think. And he’s a solid tackler

  • jonobbad

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #4

    He can live on past performances if he wants but his passing is sub standard at the moment. It is probably just confidence but either way it has to improve.
    Still it was his best performance in a toon shirt last night so credit where it’s due.

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Showing your great knowledge of our game again….as Cabaye and Tiotie just watch the ball sail over their heads on a weekly basis dont they??

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6


  • veto

    Nov 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #7

    getting his confidence back , you could see he was low on it .
    he’s one f the most technical players we have when he is on his game , hope this gives him a boost


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