The first 10 minutes of last night’s game was terrible to watch, as Manchester City could have easily been at least 3-0 up, and the trepidation we had about last night’s game was justified, as we went from bad to worse when Steven Taylor – through utter frustration – swung his arm at Sergio Aguero – and was rightly sent off.
Loic Remy – being introduced to the St. James’ Park crowd
At half time we thought it could end up as a cricket score, given we had 10 men and City had ripped us apart when we had the full side out.
But let’s give our lads some credit for showing some guts when all seemed lost, and Paul Dummett will remember his debut for his home town club – he looked the part for Newcastle and Alan Pardew said after the game he thought Paul did great, and he could play on Saturday against Fulham
The surprising news today is that Loic Remy may even be fit for the home against Fulham at St. Jame’s Park a week on Saturday.
The earlier prognosis on Remy was that he would be fit for the Aston Villa game on September 14th, but this is what Alan Pardew said after the game:
“We’re still short – we’re short of Demba Ba,” “That’s what it looks like, and until Remy is fit, or we get another striker, it will be a problem for us.”
“We have Loic Remy coming back, and he’s two weeks away. Maybe he might make the Fulham game. The West Ham game is a bridge too far.”
Newcastle’s attack looked non-existent last night, and we had just one shot on target all night, and when we tried to move forward our attacks were quickly broken up by a City side that looked much superior to Newcastle.
But we also have to remember that we’ll not get much out of the top four or five sides this season – so a defeat at the Etihad would have been the conventional wisdom.
We didn’t expect to be humbled however, but it’s home games against teams like West Ham and Fulham that we have to win – and those are our next two fixtures.
Win against the Hammers and things will quickly look a lot better for fans, than the dark gray skies than hang over Newcastle United this morning.
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