Two Poor Goals Conceded A Concern For Newcastle

It was a good game to watch last night in Brugge for the neutral,  but when Newcastle went two goals down in the first 19 minutes it didn’t look good, and the goals we conceded were again poor ones, with two of our top players Fab Coloccini and Tim Krul at fault.

Vurnon Anita – after scoring fantastic goal

Fabricio Coloccini allowed another long ball to beat him, and TV replays show he wasn’t even looking at the ball, and Ivan Trickovski slotted the ball home to give Brugge the lead, and the goal was not unlike the one Colo was at fault with on Sunday against Liverpool.

And then four minutes later a speculative long shot from Jesper Jorgensen from over 30 yards out sneaked into Tim Krul’s right hand corner , and he seemed slow to get down to the ball, and his reaction after it went in showed he was not too happy.

That made it 2-0 with two mistakes from Newcastle, and we were in trouble, but this side fights back and two goals from Anita and Shola Ameobi had us level at the half.

We were delighted that Anita had a good game and his goal was fantastic, and we have brought in so many players who have terrific skills and technique that Newcastle will score some great goals this season – as we did last season.

Here’s Anita’s great goal:

And Yohan Cabaye almost clinched victory shortly after he had been brought on after 72 minutes,  and his free kick from the left wing hit the junction of the upright and cross-bar and was cleared.

Think of Ryan Taylor’s winner at Sunderland last season, and if Yohan’s kick had been one inch lower it would have gone in like Ryan’s famously did.

So while Newcastle did very well to come back from two goals down and they deserve credit for that,  Alan Pardew will be just a little worried we allowed Club Brugge so many chances and the goals we conceded were poor ones.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Being covered in bananas at a chimpanzees tea party is too good for Ashley.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #2

    For me the concern isn’t the 2nd goal, 9 times out of 10 krul saves that.

    The concern is 2 games in a row we have been done by a long ball over the back 4. All teams can target that and with Carroll providing the flick ons it could cause problems on the weekend

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we are very much underperforming at all levels currently yet we are picking up points!!
    Some team is in for a tonking soon.

    I hope its fat shams lot at the weekend!!!

  • SmithNUFC

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    I really don’t think Krul is at fault at all, it’s just a very accurate finish in the corner.
    You can see he’s at full strectch so he couldn’t get it.

  • shearermania

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    there was some good performances from the lads but also some very poor….
    Anita i had been very critical of him and still am a bit but i thought he was pretty decent last night…sammy was good but then he was also poor he constantly lost the ball due to a poor first touch which resulted in clear counter attacks for brugge…hes a talent but not a starter yet by a long mile….
    Tav did a lot of good things going forward but jeez his defending is really poor…i mean really really poor..
    collo, obertan, tiote..decent but something missing.
    shola : unplayable at times…but then sometimes the normal shola,,still one of the best players last night.
    krul: simply the best -without him we would have been toast
    marveaux: good game from a rusty player…should have tapped in though…great deliveries on set pieces..
    bigi…hes getting there…hes only a kid but sloppy at times
    willo…solid but again poor with feet

  • ArtyH

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Thought Collo was poor last night but the rest were pretty good. Would have liked to see the kid come on for Obertan or Marveaux just to give him something to aim for.

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    I was pleased to see Anita play well last night. The signs had been there against Liverpool that he was finding his feet.
    I’m afraid that was probably Bigi’s worst game so far and I expected him to be subbed long before he was.
    Collo made a major error but in the main was very good – his use of the ball from defence is so much better than Willo (or Taylor). His lack of pace is a problem for him, but his intelligence is his strength – very much like Bobby Moore in fact.
    Sammi for me was disappointing apart from the odd flash of skill. He is not yet a 90 min player.
    Marveaux – nowhere to be seen for the first 20 mins. Then he missed that “sitter” before waking up. I actually thought from that moment he was very very good, showing great skill with the ball.
    Tiote – agree about concerns with his tackling but actually thought he played well – definitely one of our better players.


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