This was not a good performance from Newcastle today, but our standards right now are nowhere near where they were last season at this time, and after losing nine of our last eleven league games, a point away from home with a clean sheet is a good point – fact.
Coloccini had good game today – considering his personal situation
And however dodgy we looked at times at the back, a draw and a clean sheet will give our lads confidence, and that’s what is the most important thing is at the moment.
And we were impressed with Fabricio Coloccini today, after the news of friday morning, and along with rumors of some players possibly coming into the club in the coming week – if we can keep Fabricio at least through the end of the season that would be great news.
Alan Pardew talked about Coloccini for the first time after the game, and said Newcastle would resolve the situation one way or the other this week:
“Coloccini was excellent today, of the center-backs on the pitch he was most assured.” “He gave us the calmness in the heat of battle and you need that.”
“We will speak to him this week and we will resolve that situation whether he is staying or going).” “We are pursuing three or four players and they all seem to be warming up a bit.”
“We need a bigger pool of players but coming here today was always going to be difficult.” We have repaid a little bit of the debt we had to our fans who made the trip to Brighton”.
It was a tough game to watch today, but we were happy we didn’t make it ten defeats in the last twelve games, and sometimes big recoveries come from what appear to be rather innocuous results.
Football is all about confidence, and if some of our players can regain the confidence they showed last season, that can only be good news for the chances of Newcastle surviving in the Premier League this season.
That is the number one target this season – we cannot take another relegation – my heart wouldn’t stand it this time. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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