Newcastle looked to have some better shape in the team on Saturday, as Alan Pardew again played in a 4-3-3 formation with Papiss Cisse out wide on the right, and Demba Ba playing in the middle, and Vurnon Anita looked a class player for Newcastle in the middle of the park.
Papiss Cisse – had decent game on Saturday
While Alan Pardew, along with Newcastle fans, was disappointed we again failed to take anything out of the game, the Newcastle manager thought the performance was good, and he started talking about Vurnon Anita:
“He understands the pace now. Yaya Toure and Anita were the best two players on Saturday.” “In that company, it just shows he can play at the top level and that is why we brought him to the club.” ”We are missing big, big players to play with him, unfortunately.”
“I thought Cisse put in a good shift.” “I thought he played that role well and held the ball up.” “I thought Demba played well too.” “Vurnon was terrific – he was our outstanding player.”
“We were having six or seven last year and we had a few in this game – four or five – which was better.” “Manchester City had a bit of resilience about them.” “We gave a good account of ourselves but took no points.”
“I was buoyed by the game, I really was.” “I am not just saying that for the sake of it.” “I thought our fans were terrific – they gave us the benefit of the doubt.” “We were playing the champions, so a stray pass was not really reacted to.”
We must say the Newcastle fans at these games are showing a lot of patience, and we hope they can keep that up and support our lads big time, because we have the feeling once we get another win, the confidence our players will get from that could see us go on a nice run to get out of the trouble we are in at the moment.
We hope to see us go on a nice run to get out of the trouble we are in at the moment.
But it’s the great Newcastle fans that can make all the difference in the couple of months of vital games that lie ahead.
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