Vurnon Anita is one of the few bright spots over the last couple of months, during one of the worst spells of results for a long, long time, and he was one of the few players to perform anywhere near his potential at Brighton on Saturday, in another humbling 2-0 defeat.
Bigi – Man of the Match on Saturday
So if the Newcastle brass were hoping the youngsters would save us this season, which we think is one reason they didn’t bring in players last summer, they are wrong – dead wrong.
Young players make mistakes, as they try to learn the game, and that was evident on Saturday as we had a number of the youngsters in the side, which played so poorly.
But 19 year-old Bigi is another bright spot for Newcastle over the last couple of months, and he was our Man of the Match on Saturday with 34% of the vote with Anita close behind on 31%, and manager Pardew though both Anita and Bigi were great:
“I thought we had inconsistencies from the players because they’re young.” “Sammy Ameobi did some good things, but some naive things. Bigi and Anita were great.”
“Young Dummett came in, and we had to call him in as an emergency.” “He shouldn’t be with us. He should be gaining experience in Scotland.”
“We have Nile Ranger, who shouldn’t be playing.” “We had James Tavernier at center-half, and when we had 10 men I thought we did reasonably well.”
“We had a couple of chances, but the game was gone when Shola Ameobi was sent off.”
It’s good that both Vurnon Anita and Bigirimana were two new signing last summer, so although we didn’t bring in enough players, those two players look to be good acquisitions by the club.
And with James Perch injuring his knee, if Yohan Cabaye cannot make the game at Norwich on Saturday we could see both Vurnon Anita and Bigi starting for Newcastle in the middle of the pitch.
It’s another big big game for Newcastle, and of course the last thing we want is yet another defeat.
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