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This Player Was Tremendous On Saturday

10:36 am, Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

We never had many doubts that Newcastle’s only senior signing in the summer – Vurnon Anita – would soon come good, and for the last month or so he’s been in sparkling form in the middle of the park, and on Saturday against the Premier League Champions he gave his best performance ever for Newcastle United.

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Vurnon Anita – our best player on Saturday

We could tell from the interviews he had given last week that this boy is a fighter, and he was all over the place on Saturday for Newcastle and he looked an excellent player, and more performances for Newcastle of this caliber and he will be called up for the full Dutch side to add to his five caps.

And he;’s at the head of our Man of the Match poll with 75% of the votes so far – and he was interviewed in the local press today:

“I am a player who wants to win games. I always give my best, 100% or more.” “Winning is what it is about for me. It is not like that at the moment but I will keep going and I do have faith we can turn it around.”

“We must stick together and try to win games, but I will continue to do my best.” “We gave them a really tough game.” “In the end we lost so we are disappointed.” “The things we did well we must keep to ourselves and let us take those things into the next match.”

“They have good quality and one chance for them can turn into a goal.” “It was like that on Saturday. We pressed them hard but they had one chance and scored. We had a lot of chances ourselves.” “At the moment for us it is just a story of almost, almost.”

“Then they are given a chance and they score a goal. That is disappointing but we must keep going.” “If we have the same spirit against QPR then it will be a good day for us.” “We must win against them – and if we do then we can look further into the future.”

What will be needed in the next month or so, is our players to show some grit and courage if we are to pull away from the relegation zone, and Vurnon is looking like a great acquisition we made in the summer.

His spirit and play on Saturday was energetic and skillful to say the least, and for once the corners and free kicks he put in were excellent – but we still couldn’t score from a set piece. :(

We look for better things from Vurnon and the Newcastle players on Saturday when we take on QPR at St. James’ Park – and a win in that game will certainly lift the spirits of Newcastle fans just before Christmas.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    4th or 5th article i have seen Ed Churn out about Anita. I Get it! Ed

  • 2 mfarmer85 // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    When the other players arent performing, who else can he write about that is playing well!?

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    So because of pardew’s Ashley and Llambias’s Incompetence there is no christmas party

  • 4 archaeomag // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Good for ED – a very positive player / story for the festive season – . . and it’s high time to mention Bigirimana again.
    HWTL

  • 5 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Indian…As a whole Newcastle have failed so far. There are probably 2 or 3 players deserving of celebrating so far and that wouldn’t make for a decent party. I’m also pretty sure no one is in a celebrating mood, well, they shouldn’t be.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Just when club morale is at ann all time low Ebineezer Ashley cancels the xmas party for sh!t performances his sidekicks incompetance caused,I bet Dirk Dastardlys jolly in Barbados isnt cancelled.

  • 7 Indian Magpie // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    IBIZA,

    Some time these things help. cant always be in a rut. Forgetting sometimes brings a fresh perspective.

  • 8 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Indian…Do you mean the party could have been used as a morale booster?

  • 9 archaeomag // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    I blame The Curse of W@nga – The Ghost of last Christmas on the never-never – Christmas is officially W@nga’d.

  • 10 hatemorloveit // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    ED stop repeating yourself, bloddy hell lol!

  • 11 Sav // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Pity he has a sissy name. Apart from that, he’s great.

  • 12 BigKirky // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    We can’t score corners cos our tallest defender jumps with invisible divers boots on and the rest just aren’t very tall full stop.

  • 13 veto // Dec 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    lies Ed , the doubters were out in droves , yourself included .

  • 14 oldbobaycliffe // Dec 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    dont forget in carr we trust,yet another good deal for nufc lets hope a few more additions in january i know ashley likes a gamble but relegation would be a disaster.look at blackburn every supporter and his dog knew their previous manager wasn,t good enough and look where they are now despite spending a lot of money they are not certs to get promotion

  • 15 FrankfurtMag // Dec 17, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    I saw a few articles on here that were less than complimentary about Anita. 3 good performances and you are raving about him.

    How about next time, just give players a little more time.




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