It was anther horrendous result last night, as Newcastle had victory snatched away from them in the last nine minutes of a game in which Newcastle played so much better than they had done last weekend at Southampton, and while we got nothing out of this game, the passion and decent form shown by our players last night, will surely help us to claw our way back up the league – and sooner rather than later.
Vurnon Anita – playing well for Newcastle
The game on Monday night against Wigan is another crucial game, as Newcastle try to stop a nightmare run of four defeats on the trot in the league, but now’s not the time to call for Pardew to be sacked, or Mike Ashley to get out of Newcastle – or any demonstrations.
We should have learned four years ago – that that kind of stuff just makes things worse, and hardly helps our players..
What Newcastle need is a win, and we need the fantastic support shown by all those good souls who made the trip down to Stoke in freezing weather last night, only to be disappointed right at the end.
And why Alan Pardew played Vurnon Anita on the right wing we have no idea, and there was no creativity at all in central midfield with James Perch and Cheick Tiote.
Vurnon Anita is the natural successor to Yohan Cabaye in attacking midfield – until our top French international is fit again – and the more he plays in that attacking midfield position, the better he will get.
Vurnon has now turned in four or five very good performances in a row, and he is currently leading our Man of the Match poll with 29% of the vote, and Davide Santon, who had another excellent game last nigh is second on 22%.
No wonder Inter-Milan and Roma want to take him back to Italy.
But Alan shouldn’t tinker with the side, and with James Perch now suspended for Monday night’s game after picking up his 5th yellow card last night – hopefully Vurnon will play alongside Cheick Tiote against Wigan.
And we may even see Shola Ameobi and Ben Arfa ready for selection, after they have hopefully recovered from their hamstring injuries – which Newcastle players seem to be picking up right left and center these days.
Let’s keep Vurnon in central midfield – keep the faith – and let’s hope we can finally get all three points against Wigan Athletic on Monday evening.
Howay The Lads!!
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